Patents by Inventor Robert N. Schmidt

Robert N. Schmidt 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: 10137979
    Abstract: A forebody flow control system and more particularly an aircraft or missile flow control system for enhanced maneuverability and stabilization at high angles of attack. The present invention further relates to a method of operating the flow control system. In one embodiment, the present invention includes a missile or aircraft comprising an afterbody and a forebody; at least one deployable flow effector on the missile or aircraft forebody; at least one sensors each having a signal associated therewith, the at least one sensor being used for determining or estimating flow separation or side forces on the missile forebody; and a closed loop control system; wherein the closed loop control system is used for activating and deactivating the at least one deployable flow effector based on at least in part the signal of the at least one sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Orbital Research Inc.
    Inventors: Troy Prince, Frederick J. Lisy, Mehul P. Patel, Jack M. DiCocco, Reed Carver, Robert N. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10028698
    Abstract: The various embodiments of the method of the present invention include a method to improving or expanding the capacity of a sleep analysis unit or laboratory, a method sleep analysis testing a patient admitted for diagnosis or treatment of another primary medical condition while being treated or diagnosed for that condition, a method of sleep analysis testing a patient that cannot be easily moved or treated in a sleep analysis unit or laboratory and other like methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Cleveland Medical Devices Inc.
    Inventors: Craig A Frederick, Hani Kayyali, Robert N. Schmidt, Brian M. Kolkowski
  • Patent number: 9572506
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a physiological recording electrode, a method, and apparatus for attaching the physiological electrode to a subject. The physiological electrode comprises a substrate having an upper and a lower surface, and at least one penetrator(s) protruding from the upper surface of the substrate. The penetrator(s) is capable of piercing through the stratum corneum or outer layer of the skin, and transmitting an electric potential from the lower layers of the epidermis through the penetrator(s) which can be measured, or detecting agents from the lower layers of the epidermis primarily the stratum germinativum layer. At least one epidermis stop may be provided resulting in the formation of detritus troughs interposed between adjacent penetrator(s) and epidermis stops. The physiological electrode is attached to a subject by means of the apparatus and method for attaching same. The present invention also includes a method of sensing biopotentials in the skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Orbital Research Inc.
    Inventors: Robert N. Schmidt, Frederick J. Lisy, Gerard G. Skebe, Troy S. Prince
  • Patent number: 9429400
    Abstract: A forebody flow control system and more particularly an aircraft or missile flow control system for enhanced maneuverability and stabilization utilizes various types of sensors and various types of activatable flow effectors to maneuver the aircraft or missile with the help of a control system. A method of operating the flow control system is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Orbital Research Inc.
    Inventors: Zak Sowle, Srikanth Vasudevan, Russell Stucke, Frederick J. Lisy, Robert N. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 9202008
    Abstract: The various embodiments of the method of the present invention include a method to improving or expanding the capacity of a sleep analysis unit or laboratory, a method sleep analysis testing a patient admitted for diagnosis or treatment of another primary medical condition while being treated or diagnosed for that condition, a method of sleep analysis testing a patient that cannot be easily moved or treated in a sleep analysis unit or laboratory and other like methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Cleveland Medical Devices Inc.
    Inventors: Craig A. Frederick, Hani Kayyali, Robert N. Schmidt, Brian M. Kolkowski
  • Patent number: 8720439
    Abstract: The present invention encompasses the inclusion of non-heat, active-force humidifiers into CPAP devices. These humidifier modules use for example ultrasonics, atomization, and nebulization to increase the relative humidity of the air being delivered to the patient. Humidity is important in CPAP devices because it is vital to patient comfort and optimum health. All of these various, non-heat active humidifier modules are components or attachments to a CPAP device, and all optionally employ various procedures and devices for dealing with excess condensation. Most importantly, these humidification modules avoid the main problems associated with heat-requiring humidifiers, such as the added cost and time needed to operate these humidifiers, the excess condensation produced, and the increased likelihood of microbial growth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Cleveland Medical Devices Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Kolkowski, Robert N. Schmidt, Hani Kayyali
  • Patent number: 8437843
    Abstract: The present invention provides for a data acquisition system for EEG and other physiological conditions, preferably wireless, and method of using such system. The wireless EEG system can be used in a number of applications including both studies and clinical work. These include both clinical and research sleep studies, alertness studies, emergency brain monitoring, and any other tests or studies where a subject's or patient's EEG reading is required or helpful. This system includes a number of features, which enhance this system over other systems presently in the marketplace. These features include but are not limited to the having multiple channels for looking at a number of physiological features of the subject or patient, a built in accelerometer for looking at a subject's or patient's body motion, a removable memory for data buffering and storage, capability of operating below 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Cleveland Medical Devices Inc.
    Inventors: Hani Kayyali, Craig A. Frederick, Daniel Bishop, Robert N. Schmidt, Sarah M. Weimer, Brian M. Kolkowski
  • Patent number: 7977615
    Abstract: A forebody flow control system and more particularly to aircraft or missile flow control systems for enhanced maneuverability and stabilization at high angles of attack. The present invention further relates to a method of operating the flow control system. In one embodiment, the present invention includes a missile or aircraft comprising an afterbody and a forebody; at least one flow effector on the missile or aircraft forebody; at least one sensor having a signal associated therewith, the at least one sensor being positioned to detect flow separation on the missile or aircraft forebody; and a closed loop control system; wherein the closed loop control system is used for activating and deactivating the at least one flow effector based on at least in part the signal of the at least one sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Orbital Research Inc.
    Inventors: Troy Prince, Frederick J. Lisy, Mehul P. Patel, Jack M. DiCocco, Reed Carver, Robert N. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 7881764
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a dry physiological recording electrode that can be used without skin preparation or the use of electrolytic gels. The dry physiological recording electrode comprising a substrate having an upper and a lower surface, and at least one penetrator(s) protruding from the upper surface of the substrate. The penetrator(s) is capable of piercing through the stratum corneum or outer layer of the skin, and transmitting an electric potential from the lower layers of the epidermis through the penetrator(s) which can be measured, or detecting agents from the lower layers of the epidmermis primarily the stratum germinativum layer. At least one epidermis stop may be provided resulting in the formation of detritus troughs interposed between adjacent penetrator(s) and epidermis stops. The present invention also includes a method of sensing biopotentials in the skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Orbital Reseach Inc.
    Inventors: Robert N. Schmidt, Frederick J. Lisy, Gerard G. Skebe, Troy S. Prince
  • Patent number: 7489959
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a dry physiological recording electrode that can be used without skin preparation or the use of electrolytic gels. The dry physiological recording electrode comprising a substrate having an upper and a lower surface, and at least one penetrator(s) protruding from the upper surface of the substrate. The penetrator(s) is capable of piercing through the stratum corneum or outer layer of the skin, and transmitting an electric potential from the lower layers of the epidermis through the penetrator(s) which can be measured, or detecting agents from the lower layers of the epidmermis primarily the stratum germinativum layer. At least one epidermis stop may be provided resulting in the formation of detritus troughs interposed between adjacent penetrator(s) and epidermis stops. The present invention also includes a method of sensing biopotentials in the skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2009
    Assignee: Orbital Research Inc.
    Inventors: Robert N. Schmidt, Frederick J. Lisy, Gerard G. Skebe, Troy S. Prince
  • Patent number: 7334760
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a flow control device and more particularly to reactive self-contained modular flow control device with deployable flow effectors. The present invention further relates to a method of operating the flow control device. One embodiment of the present invention includes a method of controlling air flow across a surface of an aircraft under certain flight conditions comprising the steps of sensing fluid separation from the surface by measuring the pressure on the surface; determining a standard deviation of the pressure measurements over a period of time; and deploying a flow effector in response to the standard deviation of the pressure measurements exceeding a predetermined threshold number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2008
    Assignee: Orbital Research Inc.
    Inventors: Frederick J. Lisy, Mohammed Modarreszadah, Mehul P. Patel, Jack M. DiCocco, Reed Carver, Robert N. Schmidt, Troy Prince
  • Patent number: 7286864
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a dry physiological recording electrode that can be used without skin preparation or the use of electrolytic gels. The dry physiological recording electrode comprising a substrate having an upper and a lower surface, and at least one penetrator(s) protruding from the upper surface of the substrate. The penetrator(s) is capable of piercing through the stratum corneum or outer layer of the skin, and transmitting an electric potential from the lower layers of the epidermis through the penetrator(s) which can be measured, or detecting agents from the lower layers of the epidermis primarily the stratum germinativum layer. At least one epidermis stop may be provided resulting in the formation of detritus troughs interposed between adjacent penetrator(s) and epidermis stops. The present invention also includes a method of sensing biopotentials in the skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2007
    Assignee: Orbital Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert N. Schmidt, Frederick J. Lisy, Gerard G. Skebe, Troy S. Prince
  • Patent number: 7226015
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a forebody flow control system and more particularly to aircraft or missile flow control system for enhanced maneuverability and stabilization at high angles of attack. The present invention further relates to a method of operating the flow control system. In one embodiment, the present invention includes a missile or aircraft comprising an afterbody and a forebody; at least one deployable flow effector on the missile or aircraft forebody; at least one sensors each having a signal, the at least one sensor being positioned to detect flow separation on the missile or aircraft forebody; and a closed loop control system; wherein the closed loop control system is used for activating and deactivating the at least one deployable flow effector based on at least in part the signal of the at least one sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2007
    Assignee: Orbital Research Inc
    Inventors: Troy Prince, Frederick J. Lisy, Mehul P. Patel, Jack M. DiCocco, Reed Carver, Robert N. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 7032301
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a dry physiological recording electrode that can be used without skin preparation or the use of electrolytic gels. The dry physiological recording electrode comprising a substrate having an upper and a lower surface, and at least one penetrator(s) protruding from the upper surface of the substrate. The penetrator(s) is capable of piercing through the stratum corneum or outer layer of the skin, and transmitting an electric potential from the lower layers of the epidermis through the penetrator(s) which can be measured, or detecting agents from the lower layers of the epidmermis primarily the stratum germinativum layer. At least one epidermis stop may be provided resulting in the formation of detritus troughs interposed between adjacent penetrator(s) and epidermis stops. The present invention also includes a method of sensing biopotentials in the skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2006
    Assignee: Orbital Research Inc
    Inventors: Robert N. Schmidt, Frederick J. Lisy, Gerard G. Skebe, Troy S. Prince
  • Patent number: 7032302
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a dry physiological recording electrode that can be used without skin preparation or the use of electrolytic gels. The dry physiological recording electrode comprising a substrate having an upper and a lower surface, and at least one penetrator(s) protruding from the upper surface of the substrate. The penetrator(s) is capable of piercing through the stratum corneum or outer layer of the skin, and transmitting an electric potential from the lower layers of the epidermis through the penetrator(s) which can be measured, or detecting agents from the lower layers of the epidmermis primarily the stratum germinativum layer. At least one epidermis stop may be provided resulting in the formation of detritus troughs interposed between adjacent penetrator(s) and epidermis stops. The present invention also includes a method of sensing biopotentials in the skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2006
    Assignee: Orbital Research Inc.
    Inventors: Robert N. Schmidt, Frederick J. Lisy, Gerard G. Skebe, Troy S. Prince
  • Patent number: 6837465
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a flow control device and more particularly to reactive modular flow control device with deployable flow effectors. The present invention further relates to a method of operating the flow control device. One embodiment of the present invention includes a method of controlling air flow across a surface of an aircraft under certain flight conditions comprising the steps of sensing fluid separation from the surface by measuring the pressure on the surface; determining a standard deviation of the pressure measurements over a period of time; and deploying a flow of effector in response to the standard deviation of the pressure measurements exceeding a predetermined threshold number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2005
    Assignee: Orbital Research Inc
    Inventors: Frederick J. Lisy, Mohammed Modarreszadah, Mehul P. Patel, Jack M. DiCocco, Reed Carver, Robert N. Schmidt, Troy Prince
  • Patent number: 6785569
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a dry physiological recording electrode that can be used without skin preparation or the use of electrolytic gels. The dry physiological recording electrode comprising a substrate having an upper and a lower surface, and at least one penetrator(s) protruding from the upper surface of the substrate. The penetrator(s) is capable of piercing through the stratum corneum or outer layer of the skin, and transmitting an electric potential from the lower layers of the epidermis through the penetrator(s) which can be measured, or detecting agents from the lower layers of the epidmermis primarily the stratum germinativum layer. At least one epidermis stop may be provided resulting in the formation of detritus troughs interposed between adjacent penetrator(s) and epidermis stops. The present invention also includes a method of sensing biopotentials in the skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2004
    Assignee: Orbital Research
    Inventors: Robert N. Schmidt, Frederick J. Lisy, Gerard G. Skebe, Troy S. Prince
  • Patent number: 6782283
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a dry penetrating device, one embodiment of which can be used as a physiological recording electrode that can be used without skin preparation or the use of electrolytic gels. The dry physiological recording electrode comprising a substrate having an upper and a lower surface, and at least one penetrator(s) protruding from the upper surface of the substrate. The penetrator(s) are capable of piercing through the stratum corneum or outer layer of the skin, and transmitting an electric potential from the lower layers of the epidermis through the penetrator(s) which can be measured, or detecting agents from the lower layers of the skin primarily the stratum germinativum layer. At least one epidermis stop may be provided resulting in the formation of detritus troughs interposed between adjacent penetrator(s) and epidermis stops. The present invention also includes a method of sensing biopotentials in the skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2004
    Inventors: Robert N. Schmidt, Frederick J. Lisy, Gerard G. Skebe, Troy S. Prince
  • Publication number: 20040129838
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a flow control device and more particularly to reactive modular flow control device with deployable flow effectors. The present invention further relates to a method of operating the flow control device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2003
    Publication date: July 8, 2004
    Inventors: Frederick J. Lisy, Mo Hammad Modarres, Mehul P. Patel, Jack M. DiCocco, Reed Carver, Robert N. Schmidt, Troy Prince
  • Patent number: 6743021
    Abstract: The present invention is further directed to a refreshable display system with a flexible surface, with one application being a refreshable Braille display systems for use as a monitor for computer systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2004
    Assignee: Orbital Research Inc.
    Inventors: Troy S. Prince, Gerard G. Skebe, Frederick J. Lisy, Robert N. Schmidt