Patents by Inventor Robert F. Gazdzinski

Robert F. Gazdzinski 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: 20200253784
    Abstract: Apparatus for protection of the ear and ear canal, and related methods of use and operation. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes a selectively actuated valve which permits a varying or modulated size of aperture to be created by the wearer while the apparatus is in use, so as to accommodate varying functions, such as complete occlusion (e.g., for use in swimming or other acquatic activities such that water can be completely excluded) or partial occlusion (e.g., such that sounds can be heard by the wearer, whether in air or under water). In one implementation, the apparatus is retained within the ear canal of the wearer by virtue of the apparatus' shape and coordination with one or more natural features or contours of the anatomy in the ear region, without having to be inserted more than superficially into the outer portion of the ear canal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Michael J. O'Leary, Daniel Joseph Braun, Randy Wayland, Robert F. Gazdzinski
  • Patent number: 10686784
    Abstract: Computerized apparatus useful within vehicles for causing provision of location-based services to users via a portable wireless computerized device. In one embodiment, the vehicle comprises a global positioning system (GPS) based receiver capable of providing location data to the computerized apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: WEST VIEW RESEARCH, LLC
    Inventors: Mark J. Gazdzinski, Robert F. Gazdzinski
  • Publication number: 20190075109
    Abstract: Computerized apparatus useful within vehicles for causing provision of location-based services to users via a portable wireless computerized device. In one embodiment, the vehicle comprises a global positioning system (GPS) based receiver capable of providing location data to the computerized apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventors: Mark J. Gazdzinski, Robert F. Gazdzinski
  • Patent number: 10154777
    Abstract: Computerized information acquisition and processing apparatus and methods. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes a sensor and processor with associate storage device(s). In one variant, the apparatus includes data relating to one or more templates associated with various physiological artifacts. The apparatus is configured in this variant to utilize the data to evaluate data collected by the sensor to enable, for example, filtering of data for transmission over a wireless interface of the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: WEST VIEW RESEARCH, LLC
    Inventor: Robert F. Gazdzinski
  • Patent number: 10098568
    Abstract: An endoscopic apparatus including a probe which is introduced into, for example, the intestinal tract of a living organism and which operates therein, adapted to perform one or more functions. In one embodiment, the probe communicates wirelessly with a portable electronic device outside the organism, the portable device which acts to relay data between the probe and a remote networked entity. In one variant, the probe includes an accelerometer to, for example, wake the probe up from a sleep mode when the organism is awake or ambulatory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: West View Research, LLC
    Inventor: Robert F. Gazdzinski
  • Patent number: 10057265
    Abstract: Computerized apparatus useful within vehicles for causing provision of location-based services to users via a portable wireless computerized device. In one embodiment, the vehicle comprises a global positioning system (GPS) based receiver capable of providing location data to the computerized apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: West View Research, LLC
    Inventors: Mark J. Gazdzinski, Robert F. Gazdzinski
  • Patent number: 10028645
    Abstract: Computerized information acquisition and processing apparatus. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes an ingestible (e.g., swallowable) computerized device that includes a video apparatus, digital processor apparatus, and a wireless interface. A non-ingestible portion of the system communicates with the ingestible device via the wireless interface and, using computer software and algorithms, processes video data generated by the ingestible device relating to the intestinal tract of a living subject, so as to enhance the speed and/or accuracy of review by a physician or other individual. In one variant, the algorithmic processing by the non-ingestible apparatus includes one or more of: (i) color intensity analysis; (ii) artifact shape analysis; and/or (iii) inter-frame similarity analysis. In another variant, the ingestible device is configured to compress the data using the processor apparatus prior to transmission over the interface to conserve wireless bandwidth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: WEST VIEW RESEARCH, LLC
    Inventor: Robert F. Gazdzinski
  • Patent number: 10028646
    Abstract: Computerized information acquisition and processing apparatus for use in endoscopic analysis. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes a swallowable apparatus having a digital processor apparatus and video apparatus with image capture and digitization capability, and a wireless interface for accomplishing various purposes, including e.g., transferring the digital image data to a second computerized apparatus having various algorithmic analysis functions operative thereon, including for example pixel intensity analysis, shape recognition, and preview functions, so as to enhance efficiency of the review process. In another embodiment, portions of the algorithmic analysis (and other functions) are performed by the digital processor apparatus on the swallowable apparatus, including selective deletion or omission of data prior to transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: West View Research, LLC
    Inventor: Robert F. Gazdzinski
  • Publication number: 20180168438
    Abstract: An improved endoscopic device which is introduced into the intestinal tract of a living organism and which operates autonomously therein, adapted to obtain and store or transmit one or more types of data such as visual image data, laser autofluorescence data, or ultrasonic waveform data. In another aspect of the invention, an improved endoscopic device useful for implanting the aforementioned endoscopic smart probe is disclosed. In another aspect of the invention, apparatus for delivering agents including nanostructures, radionuclides, medication, and ligands is disclosed. In another aspect of the invention, apparatus for obtaining a biopsy of intestinal tissue is disclosed. In another aspect of the invention, apparatus for detecting the presence of one or more molecular species within the intestine is disclosed. Methods for inspecting and/or treating the interior regions of the intestinal tract using the aforementioned apparatus are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventor: Robert F. Gazdzinski
  • Publication number: 20180091508
    Abstract: Computerized apparatus useful within vehicles for causing provision of location-based services to users via a portable wireless computerized device. In one embodiment, the vehicle comprises a global positioning system (GPS) based receiver capable of providing location data to the computerized apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Inventors: Mark J. Gazdzinski, Robert F. Gazdzinski
  • Patent number: 9913575
    Abstract: Computerized information processing methods for processing data from a medical device, such as an ingestible probe. In one embodiment, the method includes processing data obtained by the probe so as to produce a plurality of image frames, and further processing the frames to identify a plurality of frames of potential interest to a reviewer, and using the identified frames to form a preview of the entire data set. In one implementation, the processing of the data includes identification of one or more artifacts or shapes within the data associated with a medical condition, and selection of the frames for the preview includes those frames with the identified artifacts or shapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: WEST VIEW RESEARCH, LLC
    Inventor: Robert F. Gazdzinski
  • Patent number: 9861268
    Abstract: Computerized information processing methods for processing data from a medical device, such as an ingestible probe. In one embodiment, the method includes processing data obtained by the probe so as to produce a plurality of image frames, and further processing the frames to identify a plurality of frames of potential interest to a reviewer based on at least an evaluation of portions of the frame(s) such as pixels or groups of pixels, and using the identified frames to form a preview of the entire data set. In one implementation, the processing of the data includes processing of pixel intensity and/or color (which can be correlated to various physiologic conditions) to help identify the frames of potential interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: West View Research, LLC
    Inventor: Robert F. Gazdzinski
  • Patent number: 9861296
    Abstract: An improved device which is introduced into the intestinal tract of a living organism and which operates autonomously therein, adapted to deliver one or more therapeutic agents. In one embodiment, the probe communicates wirelessly with a portable electronic device outside the organism in order to receive commands to deliver the therapeutic agent, or perform other functions while the probe is within the intestinal tract.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: West View Research, LLC
    Inventor: Robert F. Gazdzinski
  • Publication number: 20170281416
    Abstract: Apparatus for protection of the ear and ear canal, and related methods of use and operation. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes a selectively actuated valve which permits a varying or modulated size of aperture to be created by the wearer while the apparatus is in use, so as to accommodate varying functions, such as complete occlusion (e.g., for use in swimming or other acquatic activities such that water can be completely excluded) or partial occlusion (e.g., such that sounds can be heard by the wearer, whether in air or under water). In one implementation, the apparatus is retained within the ear canal of the wearer by virtue of the apparatus' shape and coordination with one or more natural features or contours of the anatomy in the ear region, without having to be inserted more than superficially into the outer portion of the ear canal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Michael J. O'Leary, Daniel Joseph Braun, Randy Wayland, Robert F. Gazdzinski
  • Patent number: 9781110
    Abstract: Computerized methods useful for causing provision of user-specific services via one or more data network apparatus and user mobile device. In one embodiment, the method includes receiving user-specific location data (e.g., relating to a destination of travel or shipping desired by the user) from the user's mobile device via an electronic network proxy agent that acts as a proxy for multiple different users simultaneously, and automatically forwarding that received data to another computerized device to enable provision of the service relating to that user and location. In one variant, the user mobile device and the network proxy agent establish a secure session to facilitate transfer of the data to a network address or device specified in a secure user-specific account accessible to the proxy agent. In another variant, the mobile device interfaces with a kiosk at a point of departure to transfer the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: WEST VIEW RESEARCH, LLC
    Inventors: Mark J. Gazdzinski, Robert F. Gazdzinski
  • Publication number: 20170209029
    Abstract: Computerized information acquisition and processing apparatus. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes an ingestible (e.g., swallowable) computerized device that includes a video apparatus, digital processor apparatus, and a wireless interface. A non-ingestible portion of the system communicates with the ingestible device via the wireless interface and, using computer software and algorithms, processes video data generated by the ingestible device relating to the intestinal tract of a living subject, so as to enhance the speed and/or accuracy of review by a physician or other individual. In one variant, the algorithmic processing by the non-ingestible apparatus includes one or more of: (i) color intensity analysis; (ii) artifact shape analysis; and/or (iii) inter-frame similarity analysis. In another variant, the ingestible device is configured to compress the data using the processor apparatus prior to transmission over the interface to conserve wireless bandwidth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Inventor: Robert F. Gazdzinski
  • Patent number: 9715368
    Abstract: A computerized information and display apparatus useful for providing information to a user via a display. In one embodiment, the apparatus comprises a processor apparatus, touch screen input and display device, and speech input apparatus, and at least one computer program configured to run on the processor apparatus, the at least one program being configured to enable an user to intuitively operate the apparatus to rapidly converge on a desired organization or entity which they wish to locate, via speech input of only a name or a part of a name. The information and display apparatus is particularly useful in time-pressured mobile transport vehicle environments, and when the user is unfamiliar with the operation of the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: WEST VIEW RESEARCH, LLC
    Inventor: Robert F. Gazdzinski
  • Patent number: 9709972
    Abstract: A computerized information apparatus useful for providing information to a user via a display. In one embodiment, the apparatus comprises a processor apparatus, and first wireless interface, radio frequency apparatus, and at least one computer program configured to run on the processor apparatus, the at least one program being configured to enable functions within a transport device including remote control of environment functions (e.g., HVAC, lighting, imagery capture) based on authentication of a user carrying a portable radio frequency device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: WEST VIEW RESEARCH, LLC
    Inventor: Robert F. Gazdzinski
  • Patent number: 9710225
    Abstract: A computerized information apparatus useful for providing information to a user via a display. In one embodiment, the apparatus comprises a processor apparatus, and speech input apparatus, touch screen input and display apparatus, and at least one computer program configured to run on the processor apparatus, the at least one program being configured to provide a user with contextually relevant content without an affirmative request for such content, but rather based on context divined from one or more “free form” words spoken by the user, whether while searching for information or otherwise. In one variant, the context determination is performed by a remote networked server after having been provided digitized speech samples via wireless interface. In another variant, the context is determined based on soft function key inputs from the user while requesting information. A virtual database structure enabling rapid context determination is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: WEST VIEW RESEARCH, LLC
    Inventor: Robert F. Gazdzinski
  • Publication number: 20170201517
    Abstract: Computerized methods useful for causing provision of user-specific services via one or more data network apparatus and user mobile device. In one embodiment, the method includes receiving user-specific location data (e.g., relating to a destination of travel or shipping desired by the user) from the user's mobile device via an electronic network proxy agent that acts as a proxy for multiple different users simultaneously, and automatically forwarding that received data to another computerized device to enable provision of the service relating to that user and location. In one variant, the user mobile device and the network proxy agent establish a secure session to facilitate transfer of the data to a network address or device specified in a secure user-specific account accessible to the proxy agent. In another variant, the mobile device interfaces with a kiosk at a point of departure to transfer the data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Inventors: Mark J. Gazdzinski, Robert F. Gazdzinski