Patents by Inventor Thomas P. Blackadar

Thomas P. Blackadar 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: 9854986
    Abstract: A health-monitor patch comprising at least one physiological sensor and digital processor is configured to be adhered to the skin of a subject. A health-monitor patch may further include an accelerometer and may detect cardiac waveforms, activity performed by the subject, and a body orientation of the subject. A health-monitor patch may be disposable, in some embodiments, and used fox outpatient monitoring. Aspects of noise cancellation and reel-to-reel manufacturing are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: LumiraDx UK Ltd
    Inventors: Thomas J. Quinlan, Paul J. Gaudet, Norbert Ohlenbusch, Jianwei Zhang, Steven R. Oliver, Thomas P. Blackadar, David P. Monahan
  • Patent number: 9848386
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method for implementing two-way communication between at least first and second devices comprises steps of: (a1) during finite time periods following transmission of respective first messages from the first device to the second device, using the first device to listen for second messages transmitted from the second device to first device; and (a2) after each of the finite time periods following the transmission of the respective first messages from the first device to the second device, ceasing to use the first device to listen for second messages transmitted from the second device to the first device until after the first device transmits another first message to the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: LumiraDx UK Ltd
    Inventors: Norbert Ohlenbusch, Joseph Wronski, Paul J. Gaudet, Thomas P. Blackadar, Steven R. Oliver
  • Publication number: 20170316182
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods are disclosed for identifying with a single, small, intelligent activity monitor a particular type of activity from among a plurality of different activities. The monitor may include a multi-axis accelerometer and microcontroller configured to combine and process accelerometer data so as to generate features representative of an activity. The features may be processed to identify a particular activity (e.g., running, biking, swimming) from among a plurality of different activities that may include activities not performed by a human subject. An intelligent activity monitor may be configured to operate as a versatile sensor, or to operate in combination with a versatile sensor, to further receive and process physiological data and compute a fitness metric for a subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Inventors: Thomas P. Blackadar, David P. Monahan
  • Publication number: 20170265770
    Abstract: A health-monitor patch comprising at least one physiological sensor and digital processor is configured to be adhered to the skin of a subject. A health-monitor patch may further include an accelerometer and may detect cardiac waveforms, activity performed by the subject, and a body orientation of the subject. A health-monitor patch may be disposable, in some embodiments, and used fox outpatient monitoring. Aspects of noise cancellation and reel-to-reel manufacturing are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventors: Thomas J. Quinlan, Paul J. Gaudet, Norbert Ohlenbusch, Jianwei Zhang, Steven R. Oliver, Thomas P. Blackadar, David P. Monahan
  • Patent number: 9734304
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods are disclosed for identifying with a single, small, intelligent activity monitor a particular type of activity from among a plurality of different activities. The monitor may include a multi-axis accelerometer and microcontroller configured to combine and process accelerometer data so as to generate features representative of an activity. The features may be processed to identify a particular activity (e.g., running, biking, swimming) from among a plurality of different activities that may include activities not performed by a human subject. An intelligent activity monitor may be configured to operate as a versatile sensor, or to operate in combination with a versatile sensor, to further receive and process physiological data and compute a fitness metric for a subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: LUMIRADX UK LTD
    Inventors: Thomas P. Blackadar, David P. Monahan
  • Patent number: 9700222
    Abstract: A health-monitor patch comprising at least one physiological sensor and digital processor is configured to be adhered to the skin of a subject. A health-monitor patch may further include an accelerometer and may detect cardiac waveforms, activity performed by the subject, and a body orientation of the subject. A health-monitor patch may be disposable, in some embodiments, and used for outpatient monitoring. Aspects of noise cancellation and reel-to-reel manufacturing are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: LumiraDX UK Ltd
    Inventors: Thomas J. Quinlan, Paul J. Gaudet, Norbert Ohlenbusch, Jianwei Zhang, Steven R. Oliver, Thomas P. Blackadar, David P. Monahan
  • Publication number: 20160242654
    Abstract: A health-monitor patch comprising at least one physiological sensor and digital processor is configured to be adhered to the skin of a subject. A health-monitor patch may further include an accelerometer and may detect cardiac waveforms, activity performed by the subject, and a body orientation of the subject. A health-monitor patch may be disposable, in some embodiments, and used for outpatient monitoring. Aspects of noise cancellation and reel-to-reel manufacturing are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2015
    Publication date: August 25, 2016
    Applicant: FitLinxx, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Quinlan, Paul J. Gaudet, Norbert Ohlenbusch, Jerry Zhang, Steven R. Oliver, Thomas P. Blackadar, David P. Monahan
  • Publication number: 20160120414
    Abstract: A device supported by a user while the user is in locomotion on foot during an outing to automatically measure amounts of time taken by the user to complete respective distance intervals. During the outing, data representing the automatically measured amounts of time may be automatically stored in memory of the device. During the outing, the device may display at least one of an average pace of the user since a most recently completed distance interval, an average speed of the user since the most recently completed distance interval, and a projected time to complete a current distance interval based on monitored performance since the most recently completed distance interval. The device may determine a remaining distance to be traveled to complete a specified goal distance for the outing and a calculated fraction of the specified goal distance for the outing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Inventors: Jesse Darley, Thomas P. Blackadar
  • Patent number: 9247897
    Abstract: A device supported by a user while the user is in locomotion on foot during an outing to automatically measure amounts of time taken by the user to complete respective distance intervals. During the outing, data representing the automatically measured amounts of time may be automatically stored in memory of the device. During the outing, the device may display at least one of an average pace of the user since a most recently completed distance interval, an average speed of the user since the most recently completed distance interval, and a projected time to complete a current distance interval based on monitored performance since the most recently completed distance interval. The device may determine a remaining distance to be traveled to complete a specified goal distance for the outing and a calculated fraction of the specified goal distance for the outing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: NIKE, INC.
    Inventors: Jesse Darley, Thomas P. Blackadar
  • Publication number: 20150119728
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods are disclosed for monitoring and evaluating exercise-related activities performed by a subject. A health monitor comprising an accelerometer, at least one physiological sensor, and digital processor is configured to be supported by a subject and identify an activity type (e.g., running, biking, swimming) from among a plurality of different activities. The health monitor is further configured to determine from motion data and/or cardiac data levels of health benefits received from the exercise. The health benefits may be based on standards established by recognizable health entities, so that the reported health benefits are less susceptible to errors associated with conventional step counting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: FitLinxx, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas P. Blackadar, David P. Monahan, Paul J. Gaudet, Thomas J. Quinlan
  • Publication number: 20150025849
    Abstract: A network for electronic communications in which disparate anonymous devices may transmit and receive information, such as in a secure manner. A method for collecting health-related data may, for example, comprise detecting, at a first time, that a sensor has moved within a detection range of a link component, the sensor having not been identified to the link component prior to the first time; receiving data collected by the sensor relating to activity by and/or health of a human subject associated with the sensor; and processing the data to determine at least one indicator of the human subject's health.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Thomas Quinlan, Paul J. Gaudet, Thomas P. Blackadar, Norbert Ohlenbusch
  • Publication number: 20150009043
    Abstract: Low-data-rate device-to-device communications may be established via at least one intermediate audio link Non-audio data may be encoded onto an audio data stream. The audio data stream may be converted to a non-audio data stream, e.g., an RF data stream, for wireless transmission to a second device. The second device may receive the wireless data stream. The second device may further decode a replica of the original non-audio data from the audio stream. Device-to-device communications employing an intermediate audio link may be used for communications between low-processing power devices, e.g., sensors and monitors, and more sophisticated processors, e.g., cell phones, computers, PDA's, tablets. Intermediate audio links may be useful for health and industrial applications. Low-power network protocols may also be used to establish a network of devices that use at least one intermediate audio link.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Applicant: FitLinxx, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Quinlan, Thomas P. Blackadar
  • Publication number: 20140372064
    Abstract: One disclosed method involves using at least one device supported by a user while the user is in locomotion on foot during an outing to automatically measure amounts of time taken by the user to complete respective distance intervals. During the outing, data representing the automatically measured amounts of time may be automatically stored in memory of the least one device. Another disclosed method involves using at least one device supported by a user while the user is in locomotion on foot during an outing to automatically identify occasions on which a user completes respective distance intervals. During the outing, the at least one device may display at least one of an average pace of the user since a most recently completed distance interval, an average speed of the user since the most recently completed distance interval, and a projected time to complete a current distance interval based on monitored performance since the most recently completed distance interval.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: NIKE, INC.
    Inventors: Jesse Darley, Thomas P. Blackadar
  • Publication number: 20140302789
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method for implementing two-way communication between at least first and second devices comprises steps of (a1) during finite time periods following transmission of respective first messages from the first device to the second device, using the first device to listen for second messages transmitted from the second device to first device; and (a2) after each of the finite time periods following the transmission of the respective first messages from the first device to the second device, ceasing to use the first device to listen for second messages transmitted from the second device to the first device until after the first device transmits another first message to the second device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: FitSense Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Norbert Ohlenbusch, Joseph Wronski, Paul J. Gaudet, Thomas P. Blackadar, Steven R. Oliver
  • Patent number: 8749348
    Abstract: One disclosed method involves providing a first device comprising a sensor configured to sense a stimulus experienced by the first device, a controller configured to process data received from the sensor and thereby obtain processed sensor data, a transmitter configured to wirelessly transmit the processed data, and a battery configured to supply power to at least the controller and the transmitter. The first device is operated in a first operational mode in which the sensor, the controller, and the transmitter are used at least occasionally to obtain and transmit processed data. When the battery is in a low power condition, the first device is operated in a second operational mode wherein the sensor, controller, and transmitter are not used to obtain and transmit processed sensor data, but wherein the first device at least occasionally transmits a signal that indicates a low power condition of the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas P. Blackadar
  • Publication number: 20140156043
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods are disclosed for identifying with a single, small, intelligent activity monitor a particular type of activity from among a plurality of different activities. The monitor may include a multi-axis accelerometer and microcontroller configured to combine and process accelerometer data so as to generate features representative of an activity. The features may be processed to identify a particular activity (e.g., running, biking, swimming) from among a plurality of different activities that may include activities not performed by a human subject. An intelligent activity monitor may be configured to operate as a versatile sensor, or to operate in combination with a versatile sensor, to further receive and process physiological data and compute a fitness metric for a subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: FitLinxx, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas P. Blackadar, David P. Monahan
  • Patent number: 8712725
    Abstract: One disclosed method involves using at least one device supported by a user while the user is in locomotion on foot during an outing to automatically measure amounts of time taken by the user to complete respective distance intervals. During the outing, data representing the automatically measured amounts of time may be automatically stored in memory of the least one device. Another disclosed method involves using at least one device supported by a user while the user is in locomotion on foot during an outing to automatically identify occasions on which a user completes respective distance intervals. During the outing, the at least one device may display at least one of an average pace of the user since a most recently completed distance interval, an average speed of the user since the most recently completed distance interval, and a projected time to complete a current distance interval based on monitored performance since the most recently completed distance interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Nike, Inc.
    Inventors: Jesse Darley, Thomas P. Blackadar
  • Publication number: 20140113564
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method for implementing two-way communication between at least first and second devices comprises steps of: (a1) during finite time periods following transmission of respective first messages from the first device to the second device, using the first device to listen for second messages transmitted from the second device to first device; and (a2) after each of the finite time periods following the transmission of the respective first messages from the first device to the second device, ceasing to use the first device to listen for second messages transmitted from the second device to the first device until after the first device transmits another first message to the second device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: FitSense Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Norbert Ohlenbusch, Joseph Wronski, Paul J. Gaudet, Thomas P. Blackadar, Steven R. Oliver
  • Publication number: 20140100467
    Abstract: A method for providing high voltage circuit protection for a patient monitor. The method includes providing a substrate that supports one or more electrical connections to a patient's body. The method further includes determining a print pattern and thickness of a first material having a first resistivity to be printed on the substrate, determining a print pattern and thickness of a second material having a second resistivity to be printed on the substrate, printing the first material onto the substrate, and printing the second material onto the substrate wherein at least part of the second the material overlays the first material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: Welch Allyn, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven D. Baker, Eric T. McAdams, James P. Welch, Nobert Ohlenbusch, Thomas P. Blackadar
  • Patent number: 8630699
    Abstract: A method for providing high voltage circuit protection for a patient monitor. The method includes providing a substrate that supports one or more electrical connections to a patient's body. The method further includes determining a print pattern and thickness of a first material having a first resistivity to be printed on the substrate, determining a print pattern and thickness of a second material having a second resistivity to be printed on the substrate, printing the first material onto the substrate, and printing the second material onto the substrate wherein at least part of the second the material overlays the first material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Welch Allyn, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven D. Baker, Eric T. McAdams, James P. Welch, Norbert Ohlenbusch, Thomas P. Blackadar