Patents by Inventor Thomas V. Saliga

Thomas V. Saliga 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: 20220160248
    Abstract: A micro-device for measuring impedance of animal tissue by simulating alternating current with low power direct current to provide a miniaturized device that carries out electrical impedance procedures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2021
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Applicant: MB Device LLC
    Inventors: Thomas V. Saliga, Vasiliy Abramov
  • Patent number: 11337656
    Abstract: The present invention, herein is a method and apparatus that significantly limits the effect of high frequency (“HF”) interferences on acquired electro-physiological signals, such as the EEG and EMG. Preferably, this method comprises of two separate electronic circuitries and steps or electronics for processing the signals. One circuit is used to block the transmission of HF interferences to the instrumentation amplifiers. It is comprised of a front-end active filter, a low frequency electromagnetic interference (“EMI”) shield, and an isolation barrier interface which isolates the patient from earth ground. The second circuit is used to measure the difference in potential between the two isolated sides of the isolation barrier. This so-called “cross-barrier” voltage is directly representative of the interference level that the instrumentation amplifier is subjected to. This circuit is used to confirm that the acquired signals are not corrupted by the interference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: NeuroWave Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas V Saliga, Stéphane Bibian, Tatjana Zikov
  • Publication number: 20200268274
    Abstract: A micro-device and method for the measurement of impedance through a biological load simulating electrical impedance spectroscopy allows for miniaturization and use of low power direct current.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas V. Saliga, Vasiliy Abramov
  • Patent number: 10376220
    Abstract: The present invention, herein is a method and apparatus that significantly limits the effect of high frequency (“HF”) interferences on acquired electro-physiological signals, such as the EEG and EMG. Preferably, this method comprises of two separate electronic circuitries and steps or electronics for processing the signals. One circuit is used to block the transmission of HF interferences to the instrumentation amplifiers. It is comprised of a front-end active filter, a low frequency electromagnetic interference (“EMI”) shield, and an isolation barrier interface which isolates the patient from earth ground. The second circuit is used to measure the difference in potential between the two isolated sides of the isolation barrier. This so-called “cross-barrier” voltage is directly representative of the interference level that the instrumentation amplifier is subjected to. This circuit is used to confirm that the acquired signals are not corrupted by the interference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: NeuroWave Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas V Saliga, Stéphane Bibian, Tatjana Zikov
  • Patent number: 9439601
    Abstract: The present invention, herein is a method and apparatus that significantly limits the effect of high frequency (“HF”) interferences on acquired electro-physiological signals, such as the EEG and EMG. Preferably, this method comprises of two separate electronic circuitries and steps or electronics for processing the signals. One circuit is used to block the transmission of HF interferences to the instrumentation amplifiers. It is comprised of a front-end active filter, a low frequency electromagnetic interference (“EMI”) shield, and an isolation barrier interface which isolates the patient from earth ground. The second circuit is used to measure the difference in potential between the two isolated sides of the isolation barrier. This so-called “cross-barrier” voltage is directly representative of the interference level that the instrumentation amplifier is subjected to. This circuit is used to confirm that the acquired signals are not corrupted by the interference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Neuro Wave Systems Inc
    Inventors: Thomas V. Saliga, Stéphane Bibian, Tatjana Zikov
  • Patent number: 9037225
    Abstract: The present invention, herein is a method and apparatus that significantly limits the effect of high frequency (“HF”) interferences on acquired electro-physiological signals, such as the EEG and EMG. Preferably, this method comprises of two separate electronic circuitries and steps or electronics for processing the signals. One circuit is used to block the transmission of HF interferences to the instrumentation amplifiers. It is comprised of a front-end active filter, a low frequency electromagnetic interference (“EMI”) shield, and an isolation barrier interface which isolates the patient from earth ground. The second circuit is used to measure the difference in potential between the two isolated sides of the isolation barrier. This so-called “cross-barrier” voltage is directly representative of the interference level that the instrumentation amplifier is subjected to. This circuit is used to confirm that the acquired signals are not corrupted by the interference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: NeuroWave Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas V. Saliga, Stephane Bibian, Tatjana Zikov
  • Patent number: 8390978
    Abstract: An electric incapacitation device varies both the energy of output pulses and the time intervals between them, where all of the time intervals are longer than about 55 msec. The timing choices keep the output pulses from repeatedly coinciding with the T-wave portion of a targeted person's cardiac waveform. This reduces the risk of inducing fibrillation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Inventor: Thomas V Saliga
  • Patent number: 8108039
    Abstract: The present invention, herein is a method and apparatus that significantly limits the effect of high frequency (“HF”) interferences on acquired electro-physiological signals, such as the EEG and EMG. Preferably, this method comprises of two separate electronic circuitries and steps or electronics for processing the signals. One circuit is used to block the transmission of HF interferences to the instrumentation amplifiers. It is comprised of a front-end active filter, a low frequency electromagnetic interference (“EMI”) shield, and an isolation barrier interface which isolates the patient from earth ground. The second circuit is used to measure the difference in potential between the two isolated sides of the isolation barrier. This so-called “cross-barrier” voltage is directly representative of the interference level that the instrumentation amplifier is subjected to. This circuit is used to confirm that the acquired signals are not corrupted by the interference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Neuro Wave Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas V. Saliga, Stephane Bibian, Tatjana Zikov
  • Patent number: 7778005
    Abstract: A capacitive discharge stun-gun uses a flyback output circuit in which a semiconductor switch operates under control of a controller or suitable logic circuitry. The flyback circuit can deliver 50-65 kV pulses to a pair of electrodes in order to ionize air adjacent a target in order to initiate good electrical contact. When the electrodes are in good contact with the target, the flyback circuit delivers current at a lower voltage. In one mode of operation the stun-gun is controlled to initially deliver wider pulses optimized for causing air breakdown and to then deliver a series of shorter pulses in pulse groups optimized for causing involuntary muscle cramping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Inventor: Thomas V Saliga
  • Publication number: 20090018429
    Abstract: The present invention, herein is a method and apparatus that significantly limits the effect of high frequency (“HF”) interferences on acquired electro-physiological signals, such as the EEG and EMG. Preferably, this method comprises of two separate electronic circuitries and steps or electronics for processing the signals. One circuit is used to block the transmission of HF interferences to the instrumentation amplifiers. It is comprised of a front-end active filter, a low frequency electromagnetic interference (“EMI”) shield, and an isolation barrier interface which isolates the patient from earth ground. The second circuit is used to measure the difference in potential between the two isolated sides of the isolation barrier. This so-called “cross-barrier” voltage is directly representative of the interference level that the instrumentation amplifier is subjected to. This circuit is used to confirm that the acquired signals are not corrupted by the interference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2007
    Publication date: January 15, 2009
    Inventors: Thomas V. Saliga, Stephane Bibian, Tatjana Zikov
  • Publication number: 20080278882
    Abstract: A capacitive discharge stun-gun uses a flyback output circuit in which a semiconductor switch operates under control of a controller or suitable logic circuitry. The flyback circuit can deliver 50-65 kV pulses to a pair of electrodes in order to ionize air adjacent a target in order to initiate good electrical contact. When the electrodes are in good contact with the target, the flyback circuit delivers current at a lower voltage. In one mode of operation the stun-gun is controlled to initially deliver wider pulses optimized for causing air breakdown and to then deliver a series of shorter pulses in pulse groups optimized for causing involuntary muscle cramping.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2007
    Publication date: November 13, 2008
    Inventor: Thomas V. Saliga
  • Patent number: 6354941
    Abstract: Electronic equipment is provided for playing a bingo-like game in a fashion closely simulative of the well known game of bingo played with paper cards. The three main functional components are: a) a central computer that is used both to determine which sets of faces are downloaded into players' game boards and to reconcile cash received by a salesperson with the number of downloaded games authorized to be played; b) players' game boards, each of which is adapted to receive enabling messages from a sales unit, to display enabled sets of playable indicia simulative of a bingo card and to modify that display responsive to a player's input; and c) the sales unit, which is adapted both to send an enabling message to a player's game board responsive to a manual input from a salesperson, and to record each such enabling transaction for later upload to the central computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2002
    Assignee: 516 Holdings
    Inventors: Bradley K. Miller, Thomas V. Saliga
  • Publication number: 20020013170
    Abstract: Electronic equipment is provided for playing a bingo-like game in a fashion closely simulative of the well known game of bingo played with paper cards. The three main functional components are: a) a central computer that is used both to determine which sets of faces are downloaded into players' game boards and to reconcile cash received by a salesperson with the number of downloaded games authorized to be played; b) players' game boards, each of which is adapted to receive enabling messages from a sales unit, to display enabled sets of playable indicia simulative of a bingo card and to modify that display responsive to a player's input; and c) the sales unit, which is adapted both to send an enabling message to a player's game board responsive to a manual input from a salesperson, and to record each such enabling transaction for later upload to the central computer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 1999
    Publication date: January 31, 2002
    Inventors: BRADLEY K MILLER, THOMAS V SALIGA
  • Patent number: 5673034
    Abstract: Complex, time varying codes (e.g., pseudo-random sequences) are used in an access regulating system that includes three types of synchronized apparatuses. The first apparatus is a central computer, or other suitable means that issues a set of time-dependent code segments to a plurality of the second, linking, type of apparatus (which may comprise end-user communication equipment). The codes are relayed by the linking apparatus to the third, access granting, apparatus that grants access (e.g., to a communication network) only if there is a match between the code from the linking apparatus and a code stored in the access granting apparatus.. The time-varying code segments are chosen so that after the expiation of a predetermined interval none of the code segments in the linking apparatus match code segments in the access-granting apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 30, 1997
    Inventor: Thomas V. Saliga
  • Patent number: 5552987
    Abstract: A maintenance interval indication system, apparatus and method are provided that are cost-effective for general aviation aircraft and that may be retrofitted to existing airplanes. The system includes an on-board aircraft cycle counter and engine run-time and flight time logging instrument that requires no external transducers, no electrical signal inputs and only a single electrical power input from an airframe's electrical system. A microprocessor in the engine cycle logger accepts data input from an acoustic transducer and from a pressure transducer (i.e., altimeter), and correctly logs engine cycles in spite of factors such as: a) touch-and-go landings; b) in-flight engine shutdowns; c) noise from another engine on the same aircraft: d) wide variations in acoustic input levels from one engine to the next; e) changes in acoustic level following an overhaul of the monitored engine; f) transient noise artifacts; and g) transient altitude artifacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 3, 1996
    Inventors: Randall R. Barger, Thomas V. Saliga
  • Patent number: 5479162
    Abstract: An anti-theft system that can be retrofitted onto existing aircraft disables the starter motor of an engine or engines a predetermined time after the aircraft is taken out of service and re-enables starting only after the pilot has provided adequate identification (e.g. by entering a personal identification number at a cockpit keyboard). The predetermined time interval is selected to be long enough to ensure that the system does not impose a flight hazard by preventing in-flight re-starts. In a preferred version of the system, a drop in the output voltage of the aircraft's main electric power system is used as an indication that the aircraft is out of service. To simplify installation on existing aircraft, the system provides for communication among various functional elements over a pre-existing part of the aircraft (e.g. by imposing AC tones on a starter motor control line).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 1993
    Date of Patent: December 26, 1995
    Assignee: United Beechcraft, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall R. Barger, Thomas V. Saliga
  • Patent number: 5469363
    Abstract: An inventory control system uses an electronic tag that keeps an unalterable log of each step in the handling of a controlled item, which may be a flight safety critical aircraft replacement part. The tag is electrically powered via an inductive coupling to a computer with which it communicates, and comprises a non-volatile computer memory element configured so that data may be written into unused portions of it, but so that no existing data can be overwritten or erased. Each tag contains an unalterable secret identification record that is only accessible to a user who has a valid password. As a countermeasure against sophisticated theft attempts involving communicating with the "smart tag" to defeat the security system by learning the password and thereafter altering identification records, etc., the tag permits only a limited number of attempts to read out the secret identification number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 21, 1995
    Inventor: Thomas V. Saliga
  • Patent number: 5416602
    Abstract: A storage, retrieval, and transmission system is configured to provide fast, efficient telecommunication access to digitized images (e.g., medical diagnostic X-ray images) to multiple requesting subscribers. Image data are downloaded, via the telephone lines, to a remote display terminal as a plurality of portions of a compressed digital image representation. Data from a first transmitted portion is used to construct a displayable image at the terminal. Data from subsequently transmitted portions are combined with the displayable image data to provide an image with an improved resolution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 16, 1995
    Assignee: Automated Medical Access Corp.
    Inventors: Jorge J. Inga, Thomas V. Saliga
  • Patent number: 5397884
    Abstract: Complex, time varying codes (e.g., pseudo-random sequences) are used in an access regulating system that includes a number of synchronized elements. The system includes a central computer, or other suitable means to issue one or more time-dependent linking codes that are stored in a memory in a linking device (e.g., a hotel door key) from whence the codes are relayed to an access regulating device (e.g., a hotel door lock) that permits a user access if a stored link code matches a current access code. In a preferred system a trusted central computer and all the access regulating apparatuses have a common epochal time and a common time interval during which a given code is valid. Each access regulating apparatus uses a unique combination of start and tap vectors, known only to the specific access regulating device and to the central computer, to generate a pseudo-random access code for each time interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 1993
    Date of Patent: March 14, 1995
    Inventor: Thomas V. Saliga
  • Patent number: 5384643
    Abstract: A storage, retrieval, and transmission system is configured to provide fast, efficient telecommunication access to digitized images (e.g., medical diagnostic X-ray images) to multiple requesting subscribers. Image data are downloaded, via the telephone lines, to a remote display terminal in an optimal fashion that employs a two-dimensional patterned data compression scheme. The data compression methods include a "Hex-Pac" compression in which one first generates regions comprising a plurality of two dimensional, non-overlapping, symmetrically disposed super pixels that are collectively representative of an image. Each of these regions is subsequently compared with a plurality of fictitious patterns, each of which has a dark region, a light region and a predetermined point of origin, in order to determine which of the patterns most closely correlates with the selected region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 24, 1995
    Assignee: Automate Medical Access Corporation
    Inventors: Jorge J. Inga, Thomas V. Saliga