Patents by Inventor Robert T. Kaiser

Robert T. Kaiser 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: 10447108
    Abstract: A distributed connection ring assembly can be used in a stator assembly and can integrate a neutral connector and jumping winding connections in an overmolded assembly for insulation. The stator assembly including a stator core defining a plurality of slots spaced apart from each other, a plurality of bar conductors disposed in each of the slots, and a distributed connection ring assembly secured to the jumping winding connections. The distributed connection ring assembly includes an overmolded neutral connector. The distributed connection ring assembly also includes a plurality of overmolded couplers circumferentially spaced apart from one another. The overmolded couplers are coupled to the overmolded neutral connector. Each of the plurality of overmolded couplers includes a support body and a plurality of stator conductors partially disposed inside the support body. The stator conductors are electrically connected to the jumping winding connections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC.
    Inventors: Xiaohui Du, Robert T. Dawsey, Edward L. Kaiser, Paul Buchholz
  • Patent number: 10293198
    Abstract: A shoulder end range of motion improving device has a linkage, the linkage including a first link member, a second link member supported on the first link member, the second link member configured for being secured to an arm of a patient and being rotatable about a second link axis for rotating the arm of the patient about a shoulder joint of the patient through an arm range of motion, the second link axis being displaceable into a selectable fixed position, the fixed position being maintained during rotation of the second link member, an actuator for rotating the second link member about the second link axis, and a controller controlling the actuator for selectively rotating the second link member about the second link axis through the arm range of motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: T-REX Investment, Inc.
    Inventors: Eduardo M. Marti, Robert T. Kaiser
  • Publication number: 20190111299
    Abstract: A programmable range of motion system has a frame, a range of motion device, a controller, a computer and sensors. The frame has a seat to support a rehab patient. The range of motion device is attached to the frame. The actuator, servo or alternate mechanism selectively rotates the range of motion device through a range of motion for a rehab patient's limb. The controller controls the actuator, servo or alternate mechanism. The computer is connected electronically to the controller. The computer has a software, program or application including a plurality of programmable range of motion movements for exercising the limb. The sensor detects movements of the actuator, servo or alternate mechanism and records data back to the computer. The term actuator as used hereafter includes servo or alternate articulating mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventors: Jeffrey Scott Radcliffe, Eduardo M. Marti, Robert T. Kaiser
  • Patent number: 10220234
    Abstract: A shoulder end range of motion improving device has a linkage, the linkage including a first link member, a second link member supported on the first link member, the second link member configured for being secured to an arm of a patient and being rotatable about a second link axis for rotating the arm of the patient about a shoulder joint of the patient through an arm range of motion, the second link axis being displaceable into a selectable fixed position, the fixed position being maintained during rotation of the second link member, an actuator for rotating the second link member about the second link axis, and a controller controlling the actuator for selectively rotating the second link member about the second link axis through the arm range of motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: T-Rex Investment, Inc.
    Inventors: Eduardo M. Marti, Robert T. Kaiser
  • Publication number: 20190001174
    Abstract: Disclosed is an shoulder end range of motion improving device is comprising a linkage, the linkage including, a first link member, a second link member supported on the first link member, the second link member configured for being secured to an arm of a patient and being rotatable about a second link axis for rotating the arm of the patient about a shoulder joint of the patient through an arm range of motion, the second link axis being displaceable into a selectable fixed position and maintaining the fixed position during rotation of the second link member, an actuator for rotating the second link member about the second link axis, and a controller controlling the actuator for selectively rotating the second link member about the second link axis through the arm range of motion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: Eduardo M. Marti, Robert T. Kaiser
  • Publication number: 20180133545
    Abstract: Disclosed is an end range of motion improving device, comprising, a base, a link member affixed to said base, the link member configured for being secured to a foot of a patient and being rotatable about a link axis for rotating the foot of the patient about an ankle joint of the patient through a foot range of motion, an actuator for rotating the link member about the link axis, and a controller controlling the actuator for selectively rotating the link member about the link axis through the foot range of motion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: Eduardo M. Marti, Robert T. Kaiser
  • Patent number: 9873010
    Abstract: An end range of motion improving device is disclosed including, first and second link members to independently rotate an upper leg and a lower leg of a patient, having a controller to selectively rotate the link members, and a networked computing system to facilitate communication between the controller and other networked devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Inventors: Eduardo M. Marti, Robert T. Kaiser
  • Publication number: 20170266476
    Abstract: An end range of motion improving device is disclosed including, first and second link members to independently rotate an upper leg and a lower leg of a patient, having a controller to selectively rotate the link members, and a networked computing system to facilitate communication between the controller and other networked devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventors: Eduardo M. Marti, Robert T. Kaiser
  • Patent number: 9669249
    Abstract: An end range of motion improving device is disclosed including, first and second link members to independently rotate an upper leg and a lower leg of a patient, having a controller to selectively rotate the link members, and a networked computing system to facilitate communication between the controller and other networked devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Inventors: Eduardo M. Marti, Robert T. Kaiser
  • Publication number: 20150360069
    Abstract: Disclosed is an shoulder end range of motion improving device is comprising a linkage, the linkage including, a first link member, a second link member supported on the first link member, the second link member configured for being secured to an arm of a patient and being rotatable about a second link axis for rotating the arm of the patient about a shoulder joint of the patient through an arm range of motion, the second link axis being displaceable into a selectable fixed position and maintaining the fixed position during rotation of the second link member, an actuator for rotating the second link member about the second link axis, and a controller controlling the actuator for selectively rotating the second link member about the second link axis through the arm range of motion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Publication date: December 17, 2015
    Inventors: Eduardo M. Marti, Robert T. Kaiser
  • Publication number: 20150352394
    Abstract: An end range of motion improving device is disclosed including, first and second link members to independently rotate an upper leg and a lower leg of a patient, having a controller to selectively rotate the link members, and a networked computing system to facilitate communication between the controller and other networked devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Inventors: Eduardo M. Marti, Robert T. Kaiser
  • Patent number: 8932240
    Abstract: A method and a continuous passive motion device for providing a dynamically loaded force and a static progressive force to a joint of a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Lantz Medical Inc.
    Inventor: Robert T. Kaiser
  • Publication number: 20120323148
    Abstract: A method and a continuous passive motion device for providing a dynamically loaded force and a static progressive force to a joint of a patient
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: Lantz Medical Inc.
    Inventor: Robert T. Kaiser
  • Patent number: 7993249
    Abstract: A training and swing exercise device with resilient resistance is used as a training apparatus for developing greater power and strength at impact when striking a ball. The device provides impact resistance to a golfer, baseball player's, hockey player's, field hockey player's and tennis player's swing in order to develop greater strength and power at ball impact. The striking unit which pivots provides high impact absorption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Inventors: Michael J. Fassl, Robert T. Kaiser
  • Publication number: 20100152628
    Abstract: A method and a continuous passive motion device for providing a dynamically loaded force and a static progressive force to a joint of a patient
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2009
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Applicant: LantZ Medical Inc.
    Inventor: Robert T. Kaiser
  • Patent number: 7373859
    Abstract: An apparatus for removing roof shingles includes an elongated body having a handle at its upper end and a lift plate pivotally connected to its lower end. The lift plate includes a removable blade at its leading edge and a roller that parallels the leading edge. The lift plate is linked to a pneumatically powered actuator that causes the lift plate to pivot about the roller upon the activation of a trigger mounted in the handle. The handle both rotates around the body and is movable linearly along the body against a biasing compression spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2008
    Inventors: Jack W. Shirlin, Samantha Kaiser, legal representative, Klai Y. Shirlin, Robert T. Kaiser
  • Patent number: 6946628
    Abstract: A method for making a heating element adhered to a substrate by applying a photocurable composition to a flexible substrate in a pattern having one or more grid lines is provided. The photocurable composition is curable into an electrically conductive layer and volatile organic compounds are present in an amount of less than about 10% total weight of the photocurable composition. After the pattern is deposited on the substrate is cured by illuminating the photocurable composition with light for a sufficient period of time to cure the photocurable composition. Heating elements made by the method are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2005
    Assignee: Klai Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Jack W. Shirlin, Robert T. Kaiser, James W. Proscia
  • Patent number: 5891061
    Abstract: A brace for applying a dynamic force to a jointed limb of a patient is provided. The brace includes a first brace portion adapted for connection to a first portion of a patient's limb on a first side of a joint in the limb, and a second brace portion adapted for connection to a second portion of the patient's limb on a second side of the joint. A pivotal connection is provided between the first and second brace portions, and is adapted to be generally aligned with the joint in the limb when the brace is attached to the patient's limb. A drive unit is connected to the first and second brace portions for imparting a moment on one of the first and second brace portions relative to the other of the first and second brace portions. A tension module is connected to the drive unit which imparts a dynamic, moment generating force on the drive unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 6, 1999
    Assignee: Jace Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert T. Kaiser
  • Patent number: 5683351
    Abstract: A therapeutic continuous passive motion device for rehabilitating a user's hand that includes a prime mover which provides for reciprocating motion. The therapeutic passive motion device comprises first, second and third links which cause the fingers of a user's hand to be moved in a path substantially defined by an epicycloid curve. The device can be configured to flex only MCP or only DIP and PIP joints or all three sets of joints. The therapeutic passive motion device applies a perpendicular force to the fingers so as not to irritate the tissue surrounding the bones of the fingers receiving recuperative therapy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 4, 1997
    Assignee: Jace Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert T. Kaiser, Vero Ricci, George Telepko, Mark Covey, Berdj C. Kalustyan
  • Patent number: 5620410
    Abstract: A therapeutic passive motion device for rehabilitating a wrist includes a main housing unit which encloses a reciprocating motion producing device. A yoke member extends outwardly from the main housing unit. A first, generally V-shaped, link mechanism is pivotally connected to an end of the yoke and carries a hand-supporting member. A second link mechanism is pivotally connected to an output member of the motion producing device and to the first link mechanism. An electric motor is advantageously employed to drive the motion producing device, whereby the hand-supporting member is caused to pivot in an oscillating fashion relative to the yoke member and the main housing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 15, 1997
    Assignee: Jace Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert T. Kaiser, Robert Zambelli, George Telepko, Berdj C. Kalustyan, Vero Ricci