Patents by Inventor Robert A. Connor

Robert A. 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: 20200000345
    Abstract: This invention is a wearable ring of optical biometric sensors comprising an arcuate array of light emitters and light receivers which is configured to collectively span at least half of the circumference of a person's wrist, finger, or arm. Light energy from the light emitters which has passed through the person's body tissue and/or has been reflected from the person's body tissue is analyzed in order to measure biometric parameters such as the person's oxygenation level, hydration level, glucose level, pulse rate, heart rate variability, and/or blood pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Applicant: Medibotics LLC
    Inventor: Robert A. Connor
  • Publication number: 20190380607
    Abstract: This invention is a mobile wearable device for measuring electromagnetic brain activity. It can be embodied in a headband or eyewear with soft prongs and/or teeth which protrude into and/or under the person's hair. The prongs and/or teeth can be made from a silicone material (such as polydimethylsiloxane) which has been impregnated, doped, coated, or embedded with conductive material (such as a metal and/or carbon) in order to provide consistent but comfortable contact with the person's head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Applicant: Medibotics LLC
    Inventor: Robert A. Connor
  • Publication number: 20190370534
    Abstract: This invention discloses optical strain, stretch, and/or bend sensors which can provide precise and consistent measurement of human motion, posture, and gestures without the locational limitations of camera-based motion capture, the point-estimate limitations of inertial-based motion capture, or the variability of electrically-conductive strain, stretch, and/or bend sensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: Medibotics LLC
    Inventor: Robert A. Connor
  • Publication number: 20190365472
    Abstract: This invention is a method which uses 3D medical imaging to estimate the optimal amount of embolic material: to be inserted into a flexible net, mesh, bag, liner, or stent within a cerebral aneurysm sac in order to optimally occlude the aneurysm; or to be inserted directly into the sac in order to optimally occlude the aneurysm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: Aneuclose LLC
    Inventor: Robert A. Connor
  • Publication number: 20190356971
    Abstract: Devices and techniques for out-of-band platform tuning and configuration are described herein. A device can include a telemetry interface to a telemetry collection system and a network interface to network adapter hardware. The device can receive platform telemetry metrics from the telemetry collection system, and network adapter silicon hardware statistics over the network interface, to gather collected statistics. The device can apply a heuristic algorithm using the collected statistics to determine processing core workloads generated by operation of a plurality of software systems communicatively coupled to the device. The device can provide a reconfiguration message to instruct at least one software system to switch operations to a different processing core, responsive to detecting an overload state on at least one processing core, based on the processing core workloads. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Andrew J. Herdrich, Patrick L. Connor, Dinesh Kumar, Alexander W. Min, Daniel J. Dahle, Kapil Sood, Jeffrey B. Shaw, Edwin Verplanke, Scott P. Dubal, James Robert Hearn
  • Patent number: 10466741
    Abstract: This invention is a dual-display smart watch with a proximal dorsal display and a distal dorsal display. In an example, the proximal and distal displays can both be electronic displays. In an example, one display can be an analog watch face with mechanically-moving watch hands and the other display can be an electronic display. The displays can show different types of information such as: the time; notifications or messages; steps, heart rate, blood pressure, glucose level, or other biometric information; temperature, weather, location, directions, or other environmental information; and pictures, icons, or other digital images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Medibotics
    Inventor: Robert A. Connor
  • Patent number: 10458845
    Abstract: This invention can be embodied in a mobile device for food identification and quantification with both a spectroscopic sensor and a camera. It can be a handheld food scanner, food probe, smart food utensil, utensil attachment, removable component of a smart watch or wrist band, phone component, or phone accessory. It can provide information on types and quantities of food (and nutrients, chemicals, and microorganisms in that food). It can be wirelessly linked with a wearable device to comprise a system for monitoring and modifying a person's food consumption habits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Medibotics LLC
    Inventor: Robert A. Connor
  • Publication number: 20190325533
    Abstract: An online agricultural system manages and optimizes interactions of entities within the system to enable the execution of transaction and the transportation of crop products. The online agricultural system accesses historic and environmental data describing factors that may impact crop product transactions and/or transportation to determine market prices for crop products and crop product transportation. Responsive to receiving a request from an entity, the online agricultural system determines an optimal transaction for the entity, such as a price for selling a crop product, an available crop product for purchase, or a transportation opportunity to transport a crop product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: David Patrick Perry, Barry Loyd Knight, Eric Michael Jeck, Rachel Ariel Raymond, Neal Hitesh Rajdev, Geoffrey Albert von Maltzahn, Robert Berendes, Nathan Post, Philip Gabriel Sheets-Poling, Rodney Connor, Jonathan Hennek, Ean Shaughnessy Wahl Mullins
  • Publication number: 20190325492
    Abstract: An online agricultural system manages and optimizes interactions of entities within the system to enable the execution of transaction and the transportation of crop products. The online agricultural system accesses historic and environmental data describing factors that may impact crop product transactions and/or transportation to determine market prices for crop products and crop product transportation. Responsive to receiving a request from an entity, the online agricultural system determines an optimal transaction for the entity, such as a price for selling a crop product, an available crop product for purchase, or a transportation opportunity to transport a crop product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: David Patrick Perry, Barry Loyd Knight, Eric Michael Jeck, Rachel Ariel Raymond, Neal Hitesh Rajdev, Geoffrey Albert von Maltzahn, Robert Berendes, Nathan Post, Philip Gabriel Sheets-Poling, Rodney Connor, Jonathan Hennek
  • Patent number: 10429888
    Abstract: This invention is a wearable computer display device for the wrist and/or forearm with an upper distal-to-proximal extension and one or more forearm-extending computer displays. It has a gap or opening below the upper distal-to-proximal extension into which a garment sleeve can be inserted. This enables a person to the see the computer displays even when the person is wearing a long-sleeve garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Medibotics LLC
    Inventor: Robert A. Connor
  • Patent number: 10338400
    Abstract: This invention is augmented reality eyewear with Volumetric Annular Photon Emission (VAPE) technology comprising: an annular light projector; an annular light reflector/refractor which redirects light rays from the annular light projector away from the person's eye; and a semi-reflective eyewear lens which reflects light rays from the projector back toward the person's eye and also transmits light rays from the environment toward the person's eye. This technology can enable a person to see their environment with minimal vision impairment while simultaneously displaying virtual objects with minimal light loss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Holovisions LLC
    Inventor: Robert A. Connor
  • Patent number: 10321873
    Abstract: This invention is smart clothing (such as a shirt or pair of pants) for ambulatory motion capture comprising: an article of clothing; an electromagnetic energy emitter; an electromagnetic energy receiver; a helical stretching and/or bending electromagnetic energy pathway that spans a body joint, wherein motion of the body joint stretches and/or bends the pathway, and wherein stretching and/or bending of the pathway changes the flow of electromagnetic energy from the emitter to the receiver; and a data processor, wherein the data processor analyzes changes in the flow in order to measure motion of the body joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Medibotics LLC
    Inventor: Robert A. Connor
  • Patent number: 10314492
    Abstract: This is a wearable device to measure a person's food consumption based on the interaction between light energy and body tissue comprising: a wearable spectroscopic sensor that collects data concerning the spectrum of light energy reflected from body tissue or having passed through body tissue; a data processing unit; and a power source. Spectroscopic sensor data is analyzed to measure consumption of selected types of food, ingredients, and/or nutrients. This device can be embodied in a finger ring, smart watch, wrist band, wrist bracelet, armlet, cuff, or sleeve with close-fitting spectroscopic sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Medibotics LLC
    Inventor: Robert A. Connor
  • Publication number: 20190153539
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods of determining a survival predictor score of a subject having mantle cell lymphoma (MCL). The present invention also provides methods of predicting the survival outcome of a subject having MCL and provides methods of selecting a treatment for a subject having MCL.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicants: The United States of America, as represented by the secretary, Dep. of Health and Human Service, British Columbia Cancer Agency Branch, Julius-Maximilians - University of W├╝rzburg, Oregon Health and Science University, Hospital Clinic de Barcelona, Universitat de Barcelona, Oslo University Hospital HF, Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
    Inventors: Louis M. Staudt, David William Scott, George W. Wright, Andreas Rosenwald, Pau Abrisqueta, Rita Braziel, Elias Campo Guerri, Wing C. Chan, Joseph M. Connors, Jan Delabie, Diego Villa, Kai Fu, Randy D. Gascoyne, Timothy Greiner, Elaine S. Jaffe, Pedro Jares, Anja Mottok, German Ott, Lisa M. Rimsza, Graham Slack, Dennis Weisenburger, Erlend B. Smeland, James Robert Cook
  • Publication number: 20190099009
    Abstract: This invention is a system which automatically changes the firmness and/or configuration of a portion of a mattress on which a person sleeps based on changes in the person's body motion, body configuration, and/or snoring. The person's body motion or body configuration can be measured by a wearable motion sensor. The firmness and/or configuration of the portion of the mattress can be changed by inflation or deflation of the mattress or by electromagnetic adjustment of the compressive resistance of mattress springs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Applicant: Sleepnea LLC
    Inventor: Robert A. Connor
  • Patent number: 10234942
    Abstract: This invention is a wearable and mobile Brain Computer Interface (BCI) device which can be embodied in a head-worn undulating band. This band can have an ear-engaging segment, a side segment which spans the side part of a person's forehead and/or face, and a top segment which spans the top of the person's head. This band can encircle a person's head and include an ear prong. This band can include a movable loop which can be moved to span across a person's forehead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Medibotics LLC
    Inventor: Robert A. Connor
  • Patent number: 10234934
    Abstract: This invention is a sensor array which longitudinally spans a body joint in order to measure movement of that body joint. In an example, this sensor array can comprise four longitudinal sensors which span the body joint in four different radial quadrants, respectively. In an example, this sensor array can comprise six longitudinal sensors which span the body joint in six different radial hextants, respectively. In an example, this sensor array can further comprise a first accelerometer which is proximal to the body joint and a second accelerometer which is distal to the body joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Medibotics LLC
    Inventor: Robert A. Connor
  • Publication number: 20190064526
    Abstract: This invention comprises novel optical structures for Augmented Reality (AR) eyewear which can potentially improve virtual image quality, reduce eyewear size, selectively mask environmental light, and enable multiple focal planes. An optical structure for AR eyewear can comprise an annular array of light-energy emitters around a lens in front of a person's eye, wherein the lens has a plurality of nested annular light guides. This optical structure can also include an array of selectively-movable light reflectors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Applicant: Holovisions LLC
    Inventor: Robert A. Connor
  • Publication number: 20190030230
    Abstract: This invention is a closed-loop system for human circulatory assistance comprising one or more wearable devices which collect data on a biometric parameter concerning a person's body in real time and one or more implanted circulatory assistance devices whose operation is adjusted in real time based on analysis of the data on the biometric parameter. This system can selectively improve blood circulation, either overall or to selected body regions, in order to prevent tissue degradation, promote wound healing, and maintain proper organ functioning.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Applicant: Medibotics LLC
    Inventor: Robert A. Connor
  • Patent number: 10179064
    Abstract: This invention is a sleep environment control system which uses wearable technology with physiological sensors to predict when a person will have a hot flash and to proactively provide localized cooling or accelerated airflow for that person for a limited time to alleviate the adverse effects of that hot flash. In an example, a physiological sensor can be a body temperature sensor, skin conductance sensor, or EEG sensor. This system can reduce interruptions of a person's sleep due to hot flashes and improve their quality of life.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Sleepnea LLC
    Inventor: Robert A. Connor