Patents by Inventor Richard M. Horton

Richard M. Horton has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 4110918
    Abstract: A biofeedback training system is provided in which portable, self-contained modular units may be used independently for relatively simple biofeedback training purposes by a layman or may be connected to a central processor adapted to provide more sophisticated processing of the signals monitored by the portable unit under supervision of a specialist. The system thus provides a partitioning of functions in which physiological signals are monitored and preprocessed in the portable unit, and when the portable unit is connected to the central processor, these preprocessed signals are then fed into the central processor where elaborate filtering, thresholding, converting and integrating functions take place in a biofeedback system. The central processor is capable of receiving inputs simultaneously from multiple portable units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1976
    Date of Patent: September 5, 1978
    Assignee: Cyborg Corporation
    Inventors: J. Michael James, James F. Fee, Richard M. Horton
  • Patent number: 4088125
    Abstract: Biofeedback training of a subject may be achieved by monitoring the skin potential response of the subject and by shaping the monitored response so that a feedback signal is generated only if the response exceeds pre-established upper and lower limits which may be selectively increased or decreased. Biofeedback apparatus for implementing this technique includes electrodes for sensing the skin potential, an amplifier for amplifying the signal and feeding the signal into a pair of variable comparators which provide output when the response exceeds preset upper and lower limits. The outputs, in turn, provide a feedback signal either audio or visual, or to serve as inputs to auxiliary instrumentation. No feedback signal is produced as long as the monitored signal is within the selected limits. The magnitude of the responses may be quantified to the extent that they exceed the preset levels. The audio feedback signals may be recorded on a common audio cassette recorder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 1976
    Date of Patent: May 9, 1978
    Assignee: Cyborg Corporation
    Inventors: Albert G. Forgione, Richard M. Horton