Patents by Inventor Richard W. O'Connor

Richard W. O'Connor 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).

  • Publication number: 20190054300
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods are provided for targeted treatment of a variety of conditions, particularly conditions that are associated with or influenced by the nervous system, such as pain. Targeted treatment of such conditions is provided with minimal deleterious side effects, such as undesired motor responses or undesired stimulation of unaffected body regions. This is achieved by directly neuromodulating a target anatomy associated with the condition while minimizing or excluding undesired neuromodulation of other anatomies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Inventors: Eyad KISHAWI, Mir A. IMRAN, Brian J. MOSSOP, Jeffery M. KRAMER, Richard W. O'CONNOR
  • Patent number: 10105541
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods are provided for targeted treatment of a variety of conditions, particularly conditions that are associated with or influenced by the nervous system, such as pain. Targeted treatment of such conditions is provided with minimal deleterious side effects, such as undesired motor responses or undesired stimulation of unaffected body regions. This is achieved by directly neuromodulating a target anatomy associated with the condition while minimizing or excluding undesired neuromodulation of other anatomies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: St. Jude Medical Luxembourg Holdings SMI S.A.R.L. (“SJM LUX SMI”)
    Inventors: Eyad Kishawi, Mir A. Imran, Brian J. Mossop, Jeffery M. Kramer, Richard W. O'Connor
  • Patent number: 9955900
    Abstract: A device for monitoring human feet can include: a transmissive sheet configured to bear at least 90 kg supported at a height of no more than 23 cm, and a foot image capture system below the sheet. An optical image sensor can capture a field of view including at least 250 cm2 of the surface of the sheet. The device can have a central reflective element positioned below the sheet directly above the sensor and two outer mirrors such that two fields of view at least 250 cm2 each can be focused onto the sensor by a lens. Foot sole images can be automatically captured when a patient stands on the device. Images can be transmitted to a database and associated with the patient by analyzing the images for a unique predetermined metric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: QUAERIMUS, INC.
    Inventors: Richard W. O'Connor, Alan D. Baldwin, Chwen-Yuan Ku, Jivko M. Mihaylov, David E. Goodman, Lester J. Lloyd, Joseph A. Heanue
  • Patent number: 9901298
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a device and method for imaging of a human foot including a transmissive sheet with an upper surface configured to accommodate a sole of the foot, a light source positioned below the sheet for emitting light toward the sheet, and an optical path controller in the sheet or coupled to the sheet for altering a path of the light causing internal reflection of the light toward a predetermined region of the foot. The image can be analyzed for a predetermined characteristic associated with a human patient, and determination made whether the characteristic in the image matches the patient. Brightness in the image can be analyzed for tissue moisture information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: QUAERIMUS MEDICAL INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Richard W. O'Connor, Alan D. Baldwin, Chwen-Yuan Ku, Jivko M. Mihaylov, David E. Goodman, Lester J. Lloyd, Joseph A. Heanue
  • Publication number: 20170354822
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods are provided for targeted treatment of a variety of conditions, particularly conditions that are associated with or influenced by the nervous system, such as pain. Targeted treatment of such conditions is provided with minimal deleterious side effects, such as undesired motor responses or undesired stimulation of unaffected body regions. This is achieved by directly neuromodulating a target anatomy associated with the condition while minimizing or excluding undesired neuromodulation of other anatomies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Inventors: Eyad KISHAWI, Mir A. IMRAN, Brian J. MOSSOP, Jeffery M. KRAMER, Richard W. O'CONNOR
  • Publication number: 20170332955
    Abstract: Foley type catheter embodiments for sensing physiologic data from a urinary tract of a patient are disclosed. The system includes the catheter and a data processing apparatus and methods for sensing physiologic data from the urinary tract. Embodiments may also include a pressure sensor having a pressure interface at a distal end of the catheter, a pressure transducer at a proximal end, and a fluid column disposed between the pressure interface and transducer. When the distal end is residing in the bladder, the pressure transducer can transduce pressure impinging on it into a chronological pressure profile, which can be processed by the data processing apparatus into one or more distinct physiologic pressure profiles, for example, peritoneal pressure, respiratory rate, and cardiac rate. At a sufficiently high data-sampling rate, these physiologic data may further include relative pulmonary tidal volume, cardiac output, relative cardiac output, and absolute cardiac stroke volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Inventors: Daniel R. BURNETT, Greg J. LEE, Richard W. O'CONNOR, Brett MENSH
  • Patent number: 9750945
    Abstract: To provide for an improvement in the communication between an external handheld programmer and an implantable pulse generator (IPG) implanted within a patient or an external pulse generator attached to the patient, an antenna of the programmer is positioned relative to the ground plane of the programmer such that when a person handholds the programmer in its predetermined intended orientation a radiation pattern produced by the antenna has substantially maximum RF radiation generally directed toward the patient, regardless whether the person that handholds the programmer is the patient or another person located near the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: ST. JUDE MEDICAL LUXEMBOURG HOLDINGS SMI S.A.R.L.
    Inventors: James G. Judkins, Richard W. O'Connor
  • Patent number: 9744360
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods are provided for targeted treatment of a variety of conditions, particularly conditions that are associated with or influenced by the nervous system, such as pain. Targeted treatment of such conditions is provided with minimal deleterious side effects, such as undesired motor responses or undesired stimulation of unaffected body regions. This is achieved by directly neuromodulating a target anatomy associated with the condition while minimizing or excluding undesired neuromodulation of other anatomies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: St. Jude Medical Luxembourg Holdings SMI S.A.R.L.
    Inventors: Eyad Kishawi, Mir A. Imran, Brian J. Mossop, Jeffery M. Kramer, Richard W. O'Connor
  • Patent number: 9662058
    Abstract: Foley type catheter embodiments for sensing physiologic data from a urinary tract of a patient are disclosed. The system includes the catheter and a data processing apparatus and methods for sensing physiologic data from the urinary tract. Embodiments may also include a pressure sensor having a pressure interface at a distal end of the catheter, a pressure transducer at a proximal end, and a fluid column disposed between the pressure interface and transducer. When the distal end is residing in the bladder, the pressure transducer can transduce pressure impinging on it into a chronological pressure profile, which can be processed by the data processing apparatus into one or more distinct physiologic pressure profiles, for example, peritoneal pressure, respiratory rate, and cardiac rate. At a sufficiently high data-sampling rate, these physiologic data may further include relative pulmonary tidal volume, cardiac output, relative cardiac output, and absolute cardiac stroke volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Potrero Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel R. Burnett, Greg Lee, Richard W. O'Connor, Brett Mensh
  • Patent number: 9655555
    Abstract: Foley type catheter embodiments for sensing physiologic data from a urinary tract of a patient are disclosed. The system includes the catheter and a data processing apparatus and methods for sensing physiologic data from the urinary tract. Embodiments may also include a pressure sensor having a pressure interface at a distal end of the catheter, a pressure transducer at a proximal, and a fluid column disposed between the pressure interface and transducer. When the distal end is residing in the bladder, the pressure transducer can transduce pressure impinging on it into a chronological pressure profile, which can be processed by the data processing apparatus into one or more distinct physiologic pressure profiles, for example, peritoneal pressure, respiratory rate, and cardiac rate. At a sufficiently high data-sampling rate, these physiologic data may further include relative pulmonary tidal volume, cardiac output, relative cardiac output, and absolute cardiac stroke volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Potrero Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel R. Burnett, Greg Lee, Richard W. O'Connor, Brett Mensh
  • Publication number: 20160346547
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods are provided for targeted treatment of a variety of conditions, particularly conditions that are associated with or influenced by the nervous system, such as pain. Targeted treatment of such conditions is provided with minimal deleterious side effects, such as undesired motor responses or undesired stimulation of unaffected body regions. This is achieved by directly neuromodulating a target anatomy associated with the condition while minimizing or excluding undesired neuromodulation of other anatomies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Inventors: Eyad KISHAWI, Mir A. IMRAN, Brian J. MOSSOP, Jeffery M. KRAMER, Richard W. O'CONNOR
  • Patent number: 9056197
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods are provided for targeted treatment of a variety of conditions, particularly conditions that are associated with or influenced by the nervous system, such as pain. Targeted treatment of such conditions is provided with minimal deleterious side effects, such as undesired motor responses or undesired stimulation of unaffected body regions. This is achieved by directly neuromodulating a target anatomy associated with the condition while minimizing or excluding undesired neuromodulation of other anatomies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Spinal Modulation, Inc.
    Inventors: Eyad Kishawi, Mir A. Imran, Brian J. Mossop, Jeffery M. Kramer, Richard W. O'Connor
  • Publication number: 20140200486
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a system and method for monitoring a human foot by measuring pressures applied to regions of the foot or by measuring another tissue-health related condition. A light source in the 400 nm to 1400 nm range and a detector can be embedded in a wearable article that contacts tissue while in use, spaced 200 ?m to 1 cm apart, and measure a tissue hemoglobin condition. A pressure-sensing array may be read by a low-power control circuit, and a power source can be incorporated in the article. An external processing unit wirelessly coupled to the control circuit can relate pressures measured with counts that are associated with injury risk, and an alert system can notify a patient if the counts exceed a predetermined threshold. A relationship between pressure experienced by a region of tissue and the risk of ulcer development in that region may be derived.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: QUAERIMUS, INC.
    Inventors: KATE LEEANN BECHTEL, RICHARD W. O'CONNOR, DAVID EDWARD GOODMAN, JIVKO M. MIHAYLOV
  • Publication number: 20140121479
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a device and method for imaging of a human foot including a transmissive sheet with an upper surface configured to accommodate a sole of the foot, a light source positioned below the sheet for emitting light toward the sheet, and an optical path controller in the sheet or coupled to the sheet for altering a path of the light causing internal reflection of the light toward a predetermined region of the foot. The image can be analyzed for a predetermined characteristic associated with a human patient, and determination made whether the characteristic in the image matches the patient. Brightness in the image can be analyzed for tissue moisture information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: QUAERIMUS, INC.
    Inventors: RICHARD W. O'CONNOR, ALAN D. BALDWIN, CHWEN-YUAN KU, JIVKO M. MIHAYLOV, DAVID E. GOODMAN, LESTER J. LLOYD, JOSEPH A. HEANUE
  • Publication number: 20140121532
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a device and method for monitoring of human feet including a transmissive sheet configured to bear at least 90 kg supported at a height of no more than 23 cm and having a foot image capture system below the sheet wherein an optical image sensor can capture a field of view including at least 250 cm2 of the surface of the sheet. The device can have a central reflective element positioned below the sheet directly above the sensor and two outer mirrors such that two fields of view at least 250 cm2 each can be focused onto the sensor by a lens. Foot sole images can be automatically captured when the patient stands on the device. Images can be transmitted to a database and associated with a patient by analyzing the images for a unique predetermined metric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: QUAERIMUS, INC.
    Inventors: RICHARD W. O'CONNOR, ALAN D. BALDWIN, CHWEN-YUAN KU, JIVKO M. MIHAYLOV, DAVID E. GOODMAN, LESTER J. LLOYD, JOSEPH A. HEANUE
  • Publication number: 20140110911
    Abstract: A tilt-resisting member for a wheeled trash bin is provided. The tilt-limiting member fits a wheeled trash bin having a bottom, a back, a front, and a center of gravity between the back and front. The wheels represent a first fulcrum with a first distance from the center of gravity and provide a pivot point upon which the trash bin can be tilted back. The back edge of the member comprises a second fulcrum that can operably replace the first fulcrum, the second fulcrum having a distance from the center of gravity that is greater than that of the first fulcrum. The increased distance of the second fulcrum from the center of gravity increases the force required to tilt the center of gravity past the second fulcrum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventor: Richard W. O'Connor
  • Publication number: 20130066166
    Abstract: Foley type catheter embodiments for sensing physiologic data from a urinary tract of a patient are disclosed. The system includes the catheter and a data processing apparatus and methods for sensing physiologic data from the urinary tract. Embodiments may also include a pressure sensor having a pressure interface at a distal end of the catheter, a pressure transducer at a proximal end, and a fluid column disposed between the pressure interface and transducer. When the distal end is residing in the bladder, the pressure transducer can transduce pressure impinging on it into a chronological pressure profile, which can be processed by the data processing apparatus into one or more distinct physiologic pressure profiles, for example, peritoneal pressure, respiratory rate, and cardiac rate. At a sufficiently high data-sampling rate, these physiologic data may further include relative pulmonary tidal volume, cardiac output, relative cardiac output, and absolute cardiac stroke volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicant: Theranova, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel R. Burnett, Greg Lee, Richard W. O'Connor, Brett Mensh
  • Publication number: 20130030262
    Abstract: Foley type catheter embodiments for sensing physiologic data from a urinary tract of a patient are disclosed. The system includes the catheter and a data processing apparatus and methods for sensing physiologic data from the urinary tract. Embodiments may also include a pressure sensor having a pressure interface at a distal end of the catheter, a pressure transducer at a proximal end, and a fluid column disposed between the pressure interface and transducer. When the distal end is residing in the bladder, the pressure transducer can transduce pressure impinging on it into a chronological pressure profile, which can be processed by the data processing apparatus into one or more distinct physiologic pressure profiles, for example, peritoneal pressure, respiratory rate, and cardiac rate. At a sufficiently high data-sampling rate, these physiologic data may further include relative pulmonary tidal volume, cardiac output, relative cardiac output, and absolute cardiac stroke volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: Theranova, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel R. BURNETT, Greg J. LEE, Richard W. O'CONNOR, Brett MENSH
  • Publication number: 20120277828
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention generally relate to neurostimulation systems, methods for use with neurostimulation systems, and devices (e.g., programmers) of neurostimulation systems. Such a neurostimulation system can include, e.g., a neurostimulator, a programmer configured to communicate with and program the neurostimulator, and one or more leads connected to the neurostimulator, wherein each lead includes one or more electrodes. A method, according to an embodiment of the present invention, is for enabling efficient identification of one or more preferred sets of neurostimulation parameters from among numerous possible sets of neurostimulation parameters, wherein each set of neurostimulation parameters specifies a lead, an electrode configuration for the specified lead, and one or more pulse parameters (e.g., a pulse amplitude value, a pulse width value and/or a pulse frequency value).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: SPINAL MODULATION, INC.
    Inventors: Richard W. O'Connor, April C. Pixley, Daniel M. Brounstein, David C. Blaha
  • Publication number: 20120029599
    Abstract: To provide for an improvement in the communication between an external handheld programmer and an implantable pulse generator (IPG) implanted within a patient or an external pulse generator attached to the patient, an antenna of the programmer is positioned relative to the ground plane of the programmer such that when a person handholds the programmer in its predetermined intended orientation a radiation pattern produced by the antenna has substantially maximum RF radiation generally directed toward the patient, regardless whether the person that handholds the programmer is the patient or another person located near the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Applicant: SPINAL MODULATION, INC.
    Inventors: James G. Judkins, Richard W. O'Connor