Patents by Inventor Thomas J. O'Dea

Thomas J. O'Dea 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: 8500660
    Abstract: A system for measuring the size of a gastric lumen includes a gastric banding device, an antenna positioned outside of the patient's body, and a receiver in operative communication with the antenna. The banding device comprises two orthogonal ultrasonic transceiver modules, a microprocessor, and a transmitter in electrical communication with the microprocessor. The microprocessor is in operative communication with each of the two transceiver modules. The transmitter transmits signals to a receiver positioned outside of a patient's body. Another system for measuring the size of a gastric lumen includes a gastric banding device having a first coiled conductor. The system further comprises a circuit external to the banding device, the circuit comprising a second coiled conductor. The circuit further comprises a tunable frequency generator and a spectrum analyzer, the circuit being tunable to allow a resonant frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Buchwald O'Dea LLC
    Inventors: Henry Buchwald, Thomas J. O'Dea
  • Publication number: 20120130283
    Abstract: A system for measuring the size of a gastric lumen includes a gastric banding device, an antenna positioned outside of the patient's body, and a receiver in operative communication with the antenna. The banding device comprises two orthogonal ultrasonic transceiver modules, a microprocessor, and a transmitter in electrical communication with the microprocessor. The microprocessor is in operative communication with each of the two transceiver modules. The transmitter transmits signals to a receiver positioned outside of a patient's body. Another system for measuring the size of a gastric lumen includes a gastric banding device having a first coiled conductor. The system further comprises a circuit external to the banding device, the circuit comprising a second coiled conductor. The circuit further comprises a tunable frequency generator and a spectrum analyzer, the circuit being tunable to allow a resonant frequency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: Buchwald O'Dea LLC
    Inventors: Henry Buchwald, Thomas J. O'Dea
  • Patent number: 8105247
    Abstract: A system for measuring the size of a gastric lumen includes a gastric banding device, an antenna positioned outside of the patient's body, and a receiver in operative communication with the antenna. The banding device comprises two orthogonal ultrasonic transceiver modules, a microprocessor, and a transmitter in electrical communication with the microprocessor. The microprocessor is in operative communication with each of the two transceiver modules. The transmitter transmits signals to a receiver positioned outside of a patient's body. Another system for measuring the size of a gastric lumen includes a gastric banding device having a first coiled conductor. The system further comprises a circuit external to the banding device, the circuit comprising a second coiled conductor. The circuit further comprises a tunable frequency generator and a spectrum analyzer, the circuit being tunable to allow a resonant frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Buchwald O'Dea LLC
    Inventors: Henry Buchwald, Thomas J. O'Dea
  • Patent number: 7927293
    Abstract: An apparatus for clearing mucus from the pulmonary system, utilizing two different types of external excitation applied concurrently to the thorax, the first type of excitation consisting of vibrational stimulations, and the second type of excitation consisting of compressive stimulations, with control means provided to regulate the two excitation means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Inventors: Mario Ignagni, Thomas J. O'Dea
  • Patent number: 7687272
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for determining blood oxygen transport, and to measure lipid levels by correlating these levels with the rate at which oxygen diffuses through the red blood cell membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Inventors: Henry Buchwald, Hector J. Menchaca, Van N. Michalek, Thomas J. O'Dea, Thomas D. Rohde
  • Publication number: 20100022853
    Abstract: A system for measuring the size of a gastric lumen includes a gastric banding device, an antenna positioned outside of the patient's body, and a receiver in operative communication with the antenna. The banding device comprises two orthogonal ultrasonic transceiver modules, a microprocessor, and a transmitter in electrical communication with the microprocessor. The microprocessor is in operative communication with each of the two transceiver modules. The transmitter transmits signals to a receiver positioned outside of a patient's body. Another system for measuring the size of a gastric lumen includes a gastric banding device having a first coiled conductor. The system further comprises a circuit external to the banding device, the circuit comprising a second coiled conductor. The circuit further comprises a tunable frequency generator and a spectrum analyzer, the circuit being tunable to allow a resonant frequency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2008
    Publication date: January 28, 2010
    Inventors: Henry Buchwald, Thomas J. O'Dea
  • Patent number: 6806091
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for determining blood oxygen transport, and to measure lipid levels by correlating these levels with the rate at which oxygen diffuses through the red blood cell membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2004
    Inventors: Henry Buchwald, Hector J. Menchaca, Van Michalek, Thomas J. O'Dea, Thomas D. Rohde
  • Patent number: 6779199
    Abstract: A work glove is provided having a flexible magnetic enclosure disposed on the rear surface of a glove body. A plurality of magnets contained within the enclosure are provided for attracting and retaining work components against an exterior surface of the enclosure of the glove for convenient access during a construction or assembly operation. A flexible magnet insulating substrate is provided for insulating adjacent magnets from one another as well as maintaining the magnets in a fixed spaced-apart relationship within the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2004
    Assignee: Handyglove, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas J. O'Dea, Thomas S. Jellema
  • Patent number: 6643845
    Abstract: A work glove is provided having an enclosure, such as a pocket, pouch or like structure disposed on an interior or exterior surface of the glove body. One or more magnets are retained within the pocket for attracting and retaining work components against an exterior surface of the backside of the glove for convenient access during a construction or assembly operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2003
    Assignee: Handyglove, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas J. O'Dea, Thomas S. Jellema
  • Publication number: 20020148031
    Abstract: A work glove is provided having an enclosure, such as a pocket, pouch or like structure disposed on an interior or exterior surface of the glove body. One or more magnets are retained within the pocket for attracting and retaining work components against an exterior surface of the backside of the glove for convenient access during a construction or assembly operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2002
    Publication date: October 17, 2002
    Inventors: Thomas J. O' Dea, Thomas S. Jellema
  • Patent number: 6037181
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for determining blood oxygen transport, and to measure lipid levels by correlating these levels with the rate at which oxygen diffuses through the red blood cell membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2000
    Inventors: Henry Buchwald, Hector J. Menchaca, Van Michalek, Thomas J. O'Dea, Thomas D. Rohde