Patents by Inventor Robert T. Stone

Robert T. Stone 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: 20200085562
    Abstract: A system for an anatomical joint includes a first fastener, a second fastener, a prosthetic ligament member, and a biasing member associated with at least one of the first and second fasteners. The first fastener is operable to be connected to a first bone portion. The second fastener is operable to be connected to a second bone portion. The prosthetic ligament member is flexible and is directly coupled to both the first and second fasteners to support the first bone portion and the second bone portion for relative movement. A portion of the prosthetic ligament member extends from the first fastener to the second fastener and has an adjustable length. The biasing member is operable to bias the prosthetic ligament member to thereby maintain tension in the prosthetic ligament member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Kevin T. Stone, Robert Metzger
  • Patent number: 10517714
    Abstract: A system for an anatomical joint includes a first fastener, a second fastener, a prosthetic ligament member, and a biasing member associated with at least one of the first and second fasteners. The first fastener is operable to be connected to a first bone portion. The second fastener is operable to be connected to a second bone portion. The prosthetic ligament member is flexible and is directly coupled to both the first and second fasteners to support the first bone portion and the second bone portion for relative movement. A portion of the prosthetic ligament member extends from the first fastener to the second fastener and has an adjustable length. The biasing member is operable to bias the prosthetic ligament member to thereby maintain tension in the prosthetic ligament member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Biomet Sports Medicine, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin T. Stone, Robert Metzger
  • Publication number: 20190321630
    Abstract: An implantable segmented electrode structure may be configured to conduct electrical signals between elongated conductors of an implantable medical lead and respective portions of tissue of a patient. The implantable medical lead may extend from an implantable medical device that is implanted within the patient. The segmented electrode structure includes a plurality of separate electrode surfaces. The electrode surfaces are at a plurality of different axial positions and angular positions within the implantable segmented electrode structure. The segmented electrode structure additionally includes a plurality of prongs. The prongs extend axially from a proximal end of the segmented electrode structure through the segmented electrode structure. Each prong may electrically connect to one of the electrode surfaces. The prongs may terminate distally at respective electrode surfaces. Each prong may be configured to electrically connect to one of the elongated conductors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Richard T. Stone, Robert J. Davies, Seth M. Humphrys, Darren A. Janzig
  • Publication number: 20190269351
    Abstract: A wearable respiration monitoring system having a transmitter coil that is adapted to generate and transmit multi-frequency AC magnetic fields, a plurality of receiving coils adapted to detect variable strengths in the AC magnetic fields and generate AC magnetic field strength signals representing anatomical displacements of a monitored subject, and at least one accelerometer that is configured to detect and monitor anatomical positions and movement of the subject, and generate and transmit accelerometer signals representing same. The wearable monitoring system further includes an electronics module that is adapted to receive the AC magnetic field strength signals and accelerometer signals, and determine at least one respiratory disorder as a function of the AC magnetic field strength signals and at least one anatomical position of the subject as a function of the accelerometer signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventor: Robert T. Stone
  • Publication number: 20190216365
    Abstract: A wearable respiration monitoring system having a transmitter coil that is adapted to generate and transmit multi-frequency AC magnetic fields and a plurality of receiving coils adapted to detect variable strengths in the AC magnetic fields and generate AC magnetic field strength signals representing anatomical displacements of a monitored subject. The wearable monitoring system further having an electronics module that is adapted to receive the AC magnetic field strength signals and determine at least one respiratory disorder associated with the monitored subject as a function of the AC magnetic field strength signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventor: Robert T. Stone
  • Publication number: 20190216364
    Abstract: A wearable monitoring system and associated method that is configured to (i) determine three dimensional displacement of the spine of a subject's chest wall with respect to the subject's spine, (ii) process the three dimensional anatomical data, (iii) determine at least one respiratory parameter associated with the monitored subject and value thereof as a function of the three dimensional anatomical data, and (iv) determine a respiratory disorder as a function of the determined respiratory parameter and value thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventor: Robert T. Stone
  • Publication number: 20190200889
    Abstract: An electrical activity monitoring system that includes an sensor sub-system having first and second capacitive electrodes that are configured to electrically couple to a subject's skin and detect electrical signals of a subject, a conductive layer is configured to couple to an anatomical region of the subject and generate an anatomical reference signal, a control module that is programmed to control the sensor sub-system and determine physiological characteristics as a function of signals transmitted from the sensor sub-system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventor: Robert T. Stone
  • Patent number: 10314517
    Abstract: A wearable respiration monitoring system and associated method that is configured to (i) determine three dimensional displacement of the spine of a subject with respect to the axial displacement of the subject's chest wall, (ii) process the three dimensional anatomical data, (iii) determine at least one respiration parameter associated with the monitored subject as a function of the three dimensional anatomical data, and (iv) generate at least one respiration parameter signal representing the respiration parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Medical Design Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert T Stone
  • Publication number: 20190151665
    Abstract: A medical device lead assembly includes an end connector element having a plurality of fixed connection element tabs each respectively extending from the end connector element to a tab distal end, and a lead body having a plurality of lead filars extending through the lead body and forming a filar coil. Each of the plurality of lead filars is coupled to a corresponding fixed connection tab. Each of the plurality of lead filars have a diameter of less than 150 micrometers or less than 125 micrometers, or from 50 to 125 micrometers or from 50 to 100 micrometers. The filar coil having an outer diameter value being less than 1.5 mm and a first pitch within the lead body and a second pitch adjacent to the end connector element and the second pitch is greater than the first pitch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Darren JANZIG, Robert J. DAVIES, Seth M. HUMPHRYS, Richard T. STONE
  • Publication number: 20190151664
    Abstract: A medical device lead connection assembly includes an end connector element including a plurality of fixed connection element tabs extending from the end connector element to a tab distal end. A lead body includes a plurality of lead filars extending through the lead body and coupled to a corresponding fixed connection tab. A tubular guide hub extends from a hub proximal end to a hub distal end. The tubular guide hub includes a plurality of guide elements circumferentially disposed about an outer surface of the guide hub. The hub distal end is disposed within the lead body and the hub proximal end received within connection element tabs, and selected guide elements contact selected lead filars.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Darren JANZIG, Robert J. DAVIES, Seth M. HUMPHRYS, Richard T. STONE
  • Publication number: 20180368732
    Abstract: A wearable respiration monitoring system and associated method that is configured to (i) determine three dimensional displacement of the spine of a subject with respect to the axial displacement of the subject's chest wall, (ii) process the three dimensional anatomical data, (iii) determine at least one respiration parameter associated with the monitored subject as a function of the three dimensional anatomical data, and (iv) generate at least one respiration parameter signal representing the respiration parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventor: Robert T. Stone
  • Patent number: 10064570
    Abstract: A wearable respiration monitoring system and associated method that is configured to (i) determine three dimensional displacement of the spine of a subject with respect to the axial displacement of the subject's chest wall, (ii) process the three dimensional anatomical data, (iii) determine at least one respiration parameter associated with the monitored subject as a function of the three dimensional anatomical data, and (iv) generate at least one respiration parameter signal representing the respiration parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Inventor: Robert T Stone
  • Publication number: 20170303808
    Abstract: An electrocardiography (ECG) physiological monitoring system including an ECG sensor assembly further having at least a first capacitive electrode fabric layer configured to electrically couple to the subject's skin and detect ECG signals, a second reference electrode fabric layer that is configured to shield the first capacitive electrode fabric layer from electromagnetic interference, an electronics module that is in direct communication with the ECG sensor assembly and programmed to control the ECG sensor assembly, process ECG signals therefrom, and wirelessly transmit the processed ECG signals, and transmission conductors that are configured to provide a signal communication path between the electronics module and the ECG sensor assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventor: Robert T Stone
  • Publication number: 20170303810
    Abstract: An electrocardiography (ECG) physiological monitoring system that includes an ECG sensor assembly having first and second capacitive electrodes that are configured to electrically couple to a subject's skin and detect ECG signals, a reference electrode that is configured to average the capacitance potential of the first and second electrodes, an electronics module that is in direct communication with the ECG sensor assembly and programmed to control the ECG sensor assembly, process ECG signals therefrom, and wirelessly transmit the processed ECG signals, and transmission conductors that are configured to provide a signal communication path between the electronics module and the ECG sensor assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventor: Robert T. Stone
  • Publication number: 20160228038
    Abstract: A wearable respiration monitoring system and associated method that is configured to (i) determine three dimensional displacement of the spine of a subject with respect to the axial displacement of the subject's chest wall, (ii) process the three dimensional anatomical data, (iii) determine at least one respiration parameter associated with the monitored subject as a function of the three dimensional anatomical data, and (iv) generate at least one respiration parameter signal representing the respiration parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Inventor: Robert T. Stone
  • Publication number: 20140296651
    Abstract: A wearable physiological monitoring system comprising a garment that is configured to cover at least the chest region and the upper back of a wearer, a stretchable circumferential band that is attachable to the garment, the stretchable band including a respiration detection system that is configured to detect axial chest wall displacements of the wearer and integral signal transmission conductors, an electronics module that is releasably attachable to said garment and programmed to control the respiration detection system, process signals therefrom, and wirelessly transmit the processed signals, and a self-aligning magnetic connection system that is configured to removeably couple the electronics module to said band and, thereby, the signal transmission conductors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventor: Robert T. Stone
  • Publication number: 20140296937
    Abstract: A hearing assistance device for use with respect to a mastoid cavity and an ear canal with a tympanic membrane, external ear canal bone, incudo-stapedial joint of an ossicular chain and a cochlea having a round window membrane. The device includes a removable unit with a microphone to convert a received sound into electrical sound signals, and includes a digital audio signal processor to process the electrical sound signals into envelopes of the electrical sound signals, and includes an infrared transmitter to transmit the envelopes of sound signals as packages of infrared light pulses. The hearing assistance device also includes an implant unit with a photovoltaic cell to receive the packages of light pulses and demodulate the packages of light pulses into electrical signals, and at least one active electrode that delivers the demodulated electrical signals to the cochlea.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: INFRARED COCHLEAR PARTNERS, LLC
    Inventors: Manning M. GOLDSMITH, Byron L. BOYLSTON, Robert T. STONE
  • Publication number: 20130274619
    Abstract: A measuring system includes an elongated sleeve having a compact diameter configured to be delivered over a standard guide wire and able to be flexibly threaded into a tortuous or diseased vascular pathway of a human. Sensor(s), located at a distal end of the sleeve, measure physiological parameter(s) inside the human. The sleeve measuring system has an outer diameter of approximately 20 mils or less and is capable of accommodating the standard guide wire, typically 14 mils in diameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventors: Robert T. Stone, Jeffrey J. Christian, Darius Adam Przygoda, Tat-Jin Teo
  • Publication number: 20130169069
    Abstract: An energized transportation case comprising a housing having an internal region that includes at least one pocket for securely receiving a electronic component, an internal power source, an integral electrical circuitry system for connecting the electronic component to the internal power source, whereby first electrical power is transferred from the internal power source to the electronic component, and a security system that includes power distribution authentication means for secure transmission of external power from an external power source to the internal power source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Inventors: Robert T. Stone, Ralph C. Francis
  • Patent number: 8292800
    Abstract: A remotely adjustable gastric band system is provided. The system includes a gastric band, an implantable fluid reservoir, and a fluid handling device including a piezoelectric pump, and a drive or controller assembly. The piezoelectric pump includes a diaphragm having a compressible spring positioned at an actuator side of the diaphragm, and a space occupying layer disposed between the compressible spring and the actuator side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Allergan, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert T. Stone, Gregory S. Mast, Kevin A. Sawyer, Matthew L. Pease