Patents by Inventor Scott Kellogg

Scott Kellogg 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: 20170165486
    Abstract: A neuro-stimulation system employs a includes a stimulator which may include electrode devices and/or vibration elements. A controller may be employed to drive the stimulating elements with an electrical signal. In response to the electrical signal, the stimulating elements deliver electrical and/or mechanical stimulation to the body part. The stimulation may be an aperiodic stimulation and/or may be a subthreshold stimulation. In one embodiment, the stimulator is disposable and the processor determines usage of the stimulator and ensures that the stimulator is limited to a certain amount of use. Neuro-stimulation systems may be applied to sensory cells of body parts during movement of the body parts to induce neuroplastic changes. Such movement may involve a variety of therapeutic applications, e.g. in stroke patient therapy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Inventors: Jason D. Harry, James B. Niemi, Scott Kellogg, Susan D'Andrea
  • Patent number: 9616234
    Abstract: A neuro-stimulation system employs a includes a stimulator which may include electrode devices and/or vibration elements. A controller may be employed to drive the stimulating elements with an electrical signal. In response to the electrical signal, the stimulating elements deliver electrical and/or mechanical stimulation to the body part. The stimulation may be an aperiodic stimulation and/or may be a subthreshold stimulation. In one embodiment, the stimulator is disposable and the processor determines usage of the stimulator and ensures that the stimulator is limited to a certain amount of use. Neuro-stimulation systems may be applied to sensory cells of body parts during movement of the body parts to induce neuroplastic changes. Such movement may involve a variety of therapeutic applications, e.g. in stroke patient therapy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Trustees of Boston University
    Inventors: Jason D. Harry, James B. Niemi, Scott Kellogg, Susan D'Andrea
  • Publication number: 20160262680
    Abstract: A computer-implemented cognitive assessment tool is provided for assessing cognitive ability of an individual while multi-tasking. In one embodiment, a computer processing system on which the tool is implemented may receive form the individual first responses to a first task and second responses to a second task, where the first task and the second task are presented to the individual simultaneously. The system may determine that the first task and the second task are performed by the individual based on the first responses and the second responses, and compute a cognitive measure using one or both of the first responses and the second responses. Further, computing the cognitive measure may be based on performance measures of one or both of the first responses and the second responses. Based on the cognitive measure, the system may output a cognitive assessment to the individual.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Inventors: Walter E. Martucci, Adam Piper, Matthew Omernick, Adam Gazzaley, Eric Elenko, Jeffery Bower, Scott Kellogg, Ashley Mateus
  • Publication number: 20140364678
    Abstract: A neuro-stimulation system employs a includes a stimulator which may include electrode devices and/or vibration elements. A controller may be employed to drive the stimulating elements with an electrical signal. In response to the electrical signal, the stimulating elements deliver electrical and/or mechanical stimulation to the body part. The stimulation may be an aperiodic stimulation and/or may be a subthreshold stimulation. In one embodiment, the stimulator is disposable and the processor determines usage of the stimulator and ensures that the stimulator is limited to a certain amount of use. Neuro-stimulation systems may be applied to sensory cells of body parts during movement of the body parts to induce neuroplastic changes. Such movement may involve a variety of therapeutic applications, e.g. in stroke patient therapy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Jason D. Harry, James B. Niemi, Scott Kellogg, Susan D'Andrea
  • Patent number: 7963917
    Abstract: A system and method for continuous non-invasive glucose monitoring is disclosed. According to one embodiment of the present invention, the method includes the steps of (1) contacting a remote device to an area of biological membrane having a permeability level, the remote device comprising a sensor and a transmitter; (2) extracting the at least one analyte through and out of the area of biological membrane and into the sensor; (3) generating an electrical signal representative of a level of the at least one analyte; (4) transmitting the electrical signal to a base device; (5) processing the electrical signal to determine the level of the at least one analyte; and (6) displaying the level of the at least one analyte in real time. The system includes a remote device that includes a sensor that generates an electrical signal representative of the concentration of the at least one analyte; and a transmitter that transmits the electrical signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: Echo Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Kellogg, Han Chuang, Shikha Barman, Nick Warner
  • Publication number: 20080077192
    Abstract: A neuro-stimulation system employs a includes a stimulator which may include electrode devices and/or vibration elements. A controller may be employed to drive the stimulating elements with an electrical signal. In response to the electrical signal, the stimulating elements deliver electrical and/or mechanical stimulation to the body part. The stimulation may be an aperiodic stimulation and/or may be a subthreshold stimulation. In one embodiment, the stimulator is disposable and the processor determines usage of the stimulator and ensures that the stimulator is limited to a certain amount of use. Neuro-stimulation systems may be applied to sensory cells of body parts during movement of the body parts to induce neuroplastic changes. Such movement may involve a variety of therapeutic applications, e.g. in stroke patient therapy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Publication date: March 27, 2008
    Applicant: AFFERENT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jason Harry, James Niemi, Scott Kellogg, Susan D'Andrea
  • Publication number: 20070129621
    Abstract: A system and method for continuous non-invasive glucose monitoring is disclosed. According to one embodiment of the present invention, the method includes the steps of (1) contacting a remote device to an area of biological membrane having a permeability level, the remote device comprising a sensor and a transmitter; (2) extracting the at least one analyte through and out of the area of biological membrane and into the sensor; (3) generating an electrical signal representative of a level of the at least one analyte; (4) transmitting the electrical signal to a base device; (5) processing the electrical signal to determine the level of the at least one analyte; and (6) displaying the level of the at least one analyte in real time. The system includes a remote device that includes a sensor that generates an electrical signal representative of the concentration of the at least one analyte; and a transmitter that transmits the electrical signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2005
    Publication date: June 7, 2007
    Applicant: Sontra Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Scott Kellogg, Han Chuang, Shikha Barman, Nick Warner
  • Publication number: 20060094946
    Abstract: The invention relates to a transdermal analyte monitoring system comprising a medium adapted to interface with a biological membrane and to receive an analyte from the biological membrane and an electrode assembly comprising a plurality of electrodes, wherein the medium is adapted to react continuously with the analyte, an electrical signal is detected by the electrode assembly, and the electrical signal correlates to an analyte value. The analyte value may be the flux of the analyte through the biological membrane or the concentration of the analyte in a body fluid of a subject. The medium may comprise a vinyl acetate based hydrogel, an agarose based hydrogel, or a polyethylene glycol diacrylate (PEG-DA) based hydrogel, for example. The surface region of the electrode may comprise pure platinum. The system may include an interference filter located between the biological membrane and the electrode assembly for reducing interference in the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2005
    Publication date: May 4, 2006
    Inventors: Scott Kellogg, Han Chuang
  • Publication number: 20060015058
    Abstract: The invention according to an exemplary embodiment relates to a method for transporting a substance across a biological membrane comprising the steps of applying a delipidation agent to a portion of the biological membrane, applying a hydration agent to the portion of the biological membrane, sonicating the portion of the biological membrane, and transporting the substance across the biological membrane. The step of applying the delipidation agent may be carried out prior to or simultaneously with the step of applying the hydration agent. The hydration agent may be applied before, during, or after the sonication step. The methods according to exemplary embodiments of the invention can provide improved transdermal transport in applications such as continuous analyte extraction and analysis and transdermal delivery of drugs and vaccines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2005
    Publication date: January 19, 2006
    Inventors: Scott Kellogg, Shikha Barman, Lauren Roode, Hannah Farnham, Sean Moran, Samir Mitragotri, Joseph Kost, Nicholas Warner
  • Patent number: 6887239
    Abstract: The invention provides a convenient and non-invasive means to prepare cells, tissues, and organs for electrical transmission and reception. In an embodiment of the invention, a control method comprises the use of at least one skin electrode, as a reference electrode, and an electrical sensor to measure periodically or continuously the skin's electrical conductance at the site of preparation. The dynamic change in the conductance through the skin is measured while the ultrasound is applied. Signal processing is performed on the measurement and the level of skin impedance change is controlled by performing a mathematical analysis and using the results of such analysis to control the application of ultrasonic energy. A desired level of skin impedance can be set at a predetermined value or based on a chosen level of skin integrity, subject's sensation of discomfort, or duration of the ultrasound application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2005
    Assignee: Sontra Medical Inc.
    Inventors: Tuan A. Elstrom, Scott Kellogg, Joseph Kost, Samir S. Mitragotri, Nicolas F. Warner, Steve DiMatteo
  • Publication number: 20050049474
    Abstract: The invention provides a convenient and non-invasive means to prepare cells, tissues, and organs for electrical transmission and reception. In an embodiment of the invention, a control method comprises the use of at least one skin electrode, as a reference electrode, and an electrical sensor to measure periodically or continuously the skin's electrical conductance at the site of preparation. The dynamic change in the conductance through the skin is measured while the ultrasound is applied. Signal processing is performed on the measurement and the level of skin impedance change is controlled by performing a mathematical analysis and using the results of such analysis to control the application of ultrasonic energy. A desired level of skin impedance can be set at a predetermined value or based on a chosen level of skin integrity, subject's sensation of discomfort, or duration of the ultrasound application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2004
    Publication date: March 3, 2005
    Applicant: Sontra Medical, Inc
    Inventors: Scott Kellogg, Tuan Elstrom, Joseph Kost, Samir Mitragotri, Nicolas Warner, Steve Dimatteo
  • Publication number: 20040039418
    Abstract: The invention provides a convenient and non-invasive means to prepare cells, tissues, and organs for electrical transmission and reception. In an embodiment of the invention, a control method comprises the use of at least one skin electrode, as a reference electrode, and an electrical sensor to measure periodically or continuously the skin's electrical conductance at the site of preparation. The dynamic change in the conductance through the skin is measured while the ultrasound is applied. Signal processing is performed on the measurement and the level of skin impedance change is controlled by performing a mathematical analysis and using the results of such analysis to control the application of ultrasonic energy. A desired level of skin impedance can be set at a predetermined value or based on a chosen level of skin integrity, subject's sensation of discomfort, or duration of the ultrasound application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2003
    Publication date: February 26, 2004
    Inventors: Tuan A. Elstrom, Scott Kellogg, Joseph Kost, Samir S. Mitragotri, Nicolas F. Warner, Steve DiMatteo
  • Patent number: 6274963
    Abstract: A transducer assembly in accordance with the present invention includes at least one transducer element having a first end and a second end. A first electrode is coupled to the first end and a segmented electrode is coupled to the second end. The segmented electrode is adapted to allow the transducer element to be simultaneously driven by a plurality of electric signals. A generator in accordance with the present invention includes a frequency control loop to generate an electrical signal having a desired level of vibration. A first amplifier having a selected gain receives the electrical signal from the frequency control loop. The first amplifier generates a first output signal to drive the transducer element. A second amplifier having a selected gain receives the electrical signal from the frequency control loop. The second amplifier generates a second output signal to drive the transducer element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2001
    Assignee: Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Estabrook, Scott Kellogg, Stephen J. Alam
  • Patent number: 6192734
    Abstract: A combined infection shield and calibration or reference target for use with a measuring instrument includes a removable calibration/reference layer. The removable calibration/reference layer has predetermined optical characteristics that can be utilized to calibrate or reference the instrument. When the calibration/reference layer is removed from the remaining portions of the device, the portion of the calibration/reference layer having the predetermined optical characteristics is irrevocably altered such that the calibration/reference layer cannot be reused. The combined infection shield and target may be attached to a shield holder, which in turn is attached to an instrument. Alternatively, the infection shield and target may be attached directly to an instrument. The target may include a calibration/reference layer having a reduced strength portion which causes the target to tear or separate in a predetermined manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2001
    Assignee: SpectRx, Inc
    Inventors: Robert Rothfritz, Scott Kerr, Glenn Steven Arche, Scott Kellogg, Gregory J. Newman, Mark A. Samuels, Richard Lachlan Fowler
  • Patent number: 6002482
    Abstract: A combined infection shield and calibration or reference target for use with a measuring instrument includes a removable calibration/reference layer. The removable calibration/reference layer has predetermined optical characteristics that can be utilized to calibrate or reference the instrument. The calibration/reference layer may have predetermined reflectance or scattering properties, a predetermined transmissivity to light, or it may have predetermined fluorescence properties. When the calibration/reference layer is removed from the remaining portions of the device, the portion of the calibration/reference layer having the predetermined optical characteristics is irrevocably altered such that the calibration/reference layer cannot be reused. The combined infection shield and target may be attached to a shield holder, which in turn is attached to an instrument. Alternatively, the infection shield and target may be attached directly to an instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 14, 1999
    Assignee: Spectrx, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Rothfritz, Scott Kerr, Glenn Steven Arche, Scott Kellogg, Gregory J. Newman, Mark A. Samuels, Richard Lachlan Fowler, Shabbir Bambot
  • Patent number: 5968060
    Abstract: An ultrasonic surgical device includes a transducer assembly adapted to vibrate at an ultrasonic frequency in response to electrical energy. A transmission component having a transmission component adapted to receive ultrasonic vibration from the transducer assembly and to transmit the ultrasonic vibration from a first end to a second end. A braking device is configured to apply a force to the outer surface of the transmission component to dampen the ultrasonic vibration being transmitted from the first end of the transmission rod to the second end of the transmission rod. A method of inserting a trocar cannula into tissue of a patient is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1999
    Assignee: Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott Kellogg
  • Patent number: 5924981
    Abstract: A combined infection shield and calibration or reference target for use with a measuring instrument includes a removable calibration/reference layer. The removable calibration/reference layer has predetermined optical characteristics that can be utilized to calibrate or reference the instrument. When the calibration/reference layer is removed from the remaining portions of the device, the portion of the calibration/reference layer having the predetermined optical characteristics is irrevocably altered such that the calibration/reference layer cannot be reused. The combined infection shield and target may be attached to a shield holder, which in turn is attached to an instrument. Alternatively, the infection shield and target may be attached directly to an instrument. The target may include a calibration/reference layer having a reduced strength portion which causes the target to tear or separate in a predetermined manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 20, 1999
    Assignee: SpectRx, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Rothfritz, Scott Kerr, Glenn Steven Arche, Scott Kellogg, Gregory J. Newman, Mark A. Samuels, Richard Lachlan Fowler
  • Patent number: 5897569
    Abstract: A generator of ultrasonic signals for a transducer which incorporates at least a phase lock loop feedback system for purposes of maintaining the output frequency between first and second voltage values also incorporates supervisory control circuitry for monitoring whether or not the generator and the transducer continue to operate in a resonant condition. In the event that the generator and transducer fail to stay in a resonant condition, the supervisory circuitry will super-impose a control voltage on the phase lock loop feedback path for the purpose of restoring the generator and the transducer to a resonant condition. To reduce the time to return to resonance, a representation of the last resonant frequency can be stored by the supervisory circuitry. When a loss of resonance is detected, the prestored value can be retrieved and superimposed on the phase lock loop feedback circuit for purposes of more quickly restoring the generator and the transducer to resonance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 27, 1999
    Assignee: Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Kellogg, Stephen J. Alam
  • Patent number: D810280
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: FOLLICA, INC.
    Inventors: David C. Tharp, Scott Kellogg, Daniel DeRuntz, Jason Robinson, Greg Wolos, Alex Staudt