Patents by Inventor Tommy G. Cooper

Tommy G. Cooper 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: 20190216376
    Abstract: Optoacoustic diagnostic systems, devices, and methods are described. A system may comprise a console unit and a handheld probe. The console unit comprises a controller, a processor, a photodiode array, an acoustic processing subsystem, and a cooling subsystem. The probe directs light signals from the photodiode array to patient tissue. The light signals each have different wavelengths selected based on the physiological parameter of interest. The probe further comprises an acoustic transducer that receives acoustic signals generated in response to the directed light signals. The probe may comprise a finger-held working end that can be directed to the skull of a fetus within the uterus during labor. The probe can then accurately determine blood oxygenation of the fetus to determine if a caesarian section is necessary.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Rinat ESENALIEV, Donald S. PROUGH, Yuriy PETROV, Irene PETROV, George SAADE, Gayle L. OLSON, Tommy G. COOPER
  • Patent number: 10231656
    Abstract: Optoacoustic diagnostic systems, devices, and methods are described. A system may comprise a console unit and a handheld probe. The console unit comprises a controller, a processor, a photodiode array, an acoustic processing subsystem, and a cooling subsystem. The probe directs light signals from the photodiode array to patient tissue. The light signals each have different wavelengths selected based on the physiological parameter of interest. The probe further comprises an acoustic transducer that receives acoustic signals generated in response to the directed light signals. The probe may comprise a finger-held working end that can be directed to the skull of a fetus within the uterus during labor. The probe can then accurately determine blood oxygenation of the fetus to determine if a caesarian section is necessary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignees: Noninvasix, Inc., The Board of Regents of The University of Texas
    Inventors: Rinat Esenaliev, Donald S. Prough, Yuriy Petrov, Irene Petrov, George Saade, Gayle L. Olson, Tommy G. Cooper
  • Publication number: 20160015304
    Abstract: Optoacoustic diagnostic systems, devices, and methods are described. A system may comprise a console unit and a handheld probe. The console unit comprises a controller, a processor, a photodiode array, an acoustic processing subsystem, and a cooling subsystem. The probe directs light signals from the photodiode array to patient tissue. The light signals each have different wavelengths selected based on the physiological parameter of interest. The probe further comprises an acoustic transducer that receives acoustic signals generated in response to the directed light signals. The probe may comprise a finger-held working end that can be directed to the skull of a fetus within the uterus during labor. The probe can then accurately determine blood oxygenation of the fetus to determine if a caesarian section is necessary.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Publication date: January 21, 2016
    Inventors: Rinat ESENALIEV, Donald S. PROUGH, Yuriy PETROV, Irene PETROV, George SAADE, Gayle L. OLSON, Tommy G. COOPER
  • Patent number: 6893396
    Abstract: A system and method for monitoring patient variables in a wireless manner via a patient worn monitoring device is disclosed. The patient monitoring device is wearable and connects to a variety of sensors with at least one microphone for voice communications. The device connects to a wireless network and thence to the Internet for transmitting data to a Host for access by a medical care provider. The medical care provider communicates with the patient-wearable device via the Internet and the wireless network to send instructions to the patient-wearable monitoring unit and to communicate via voice with the patient. The medical care provider can also flexibly reconfigure the device to change collection parameters. When an alarm limit is exceeded as detected by the sensors, the data are transmitted to the Host computer for use by the medical care provider, thereby allowing full mobility to the patient wearing the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2005
    Assignee: i-Medik, Inc.
    Inventors: Arthur E. Schulze, Tommy G. Cooper, Emil S. Macha
  • Publication number: 20030130590
    Abstract: A patient management system includes a programmable patient monitor for monitoring and recording a plurality of physiological conditions of a patient, a plurality of physiological condition sensors and a communications unit. The plurality of patient monitoring sensors are electrically coupled to the programmable patient monitor. Each sensor detects a particular physiological condition of the patient, such as core temperature, ECG electrodes for providing an electrocardiogram and blood oximetry sensors. The patient monitor is small and compact and easily worn by the patient during his normal at home activities. To provide communication with a caregiver via a remote controller at the caregiver's location, a communications unit is disposed in the facility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2002
    Publication date: July 10, 2003
    Inventors: Tuan Bui, Emil S. Macha, Shan Padda, Arthur Schulze, Tommy G. Cooper, Clint Deckert, Doron Levitas
  • Patent number: 6556852
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for positioning sensors relative to one another and anatomic features in a non-invasive device for measuring and monitoring multiple physiological variables from a single site uses an earpiece incorporating a shielded pulse oximetry sensor (POS) having a miniaturized set of LEDs and photosensors configured for pulse oximetry measurements in the reflectance mode and located in the earpiece so as to position the POS against a rear wall of an ear canal. The earpiece also includes a thermopile of no larger than 7 mm. in diameter located on the earpiece to so as to position the thermopile past a second turn of an external auditory meatus so as to view the tympanic membrane. The thermopile includes a reference temperature sensor attached to its base for ambient temperature compensation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2003
    Assignee: I-Medik, Inc.
    Inventors: Arthur E. Schulze, Tommy G. Cooper
  • Patent number: 6443890
    Abstract: A system and method for monitoring patient variables in a wireless mode via a patient worn monitoring devices. The patient worn monitoring device connects to a variety of bio-sensors with at least one microphone for voice communications. The pertinent worn device connects to a wireless network and thence to the internet for transmitting voice and data to a health care provider. The health care provider communicates with the patient worn device via the internet and the wireless network to send instructions to the patient worn monitoring unit and to communicate via voice with the patent. The health care provider can also flexibly reconfigure the patent worn monitoring device to change collection parameters for the bio-sensors worn by the patient. When an alarm limit is exceeded an detected by the bio-sensors, it is transmitted to the health care provider over the wireless network and thence over the internet thereby allowing full mobility to the patient wearing the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2002
    Assignee: i-Medik, Inc.
    Inventors: Arthur E. Schulze, Tommy G. Cooper, Emil S. Macha
  • Publication number: 20020019584
    Abstract: A system and method for monitoring patient variables in a wireless manner via a patient worn monitoring device is disclosed. The patient monitoring device is wearable and connects to a variety of sensors with at least one microphone for voice communications. The device connects to a wireless network and thence to the Internet for transmitting data to a Host for access by a medical care provider. The medical care provider communicates with the patient-wearable device via the Internet and the wireless network to send instructions to the patient-wearable monitoring unit and to communicate via voice with the patient. The medical care provider can also flexibly reconfigure the device to change collection parameters. When an alarm limit is exceeded as detected by the sensors, the data are transmitted to the Host computer for use by the medical care provider, thereby allowing full mobility to the patient wearing the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2001
    Publication date: February 14, 2002
    Inventors: Arthur E. Schulze, Tommy G. Cooper, Emil S. Macha
  • Publication number: 20010027384
    Abstract: The patient worn monitoring device wirelessly monitors patient variables and connects to a variety of sensors with at least one microphone and speaker for voice communications. The patient-worn device connects to a wireless network and thence to the Internet for transmitting data to a Host for access by a health care provider. The health care provider communicates with the patient worn device via the Host over the Internet and the wireless network to send instructions to the patient-worn monitoring unit and to communicate over the wireless network via voice with the patient. The health care provider can also flexibly reconfigure the patent-worn monitoring device to change data collection parameters for the sensors worn by the patient. When an alarm limit is exceeded and detected by the sensors, it is transmitted over the wireless network and thence over the Internet to the Host computer for use by the health care provider.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2001
    Publication date: October 4, 2001
    Inventors: Arthur E. Schulze, Tommy G. Cooper, Emil S. Macha
  • Patent number: 5673692
    Abstract: An apparatus for monitoring multiple physiological variables of a patient at a single site on the patient can be used to facilitate assessment of the patient's well being during medical surgery as well as during ambulatory monitoring, home monitoring, procedure monitoring and similar situations. The apparatus has an infrared (IR) temperature sensor, a pulse oximeter sensor and a communication circuit for outputting information produced from the pulse oximeter and information produced from the infrared temperature measuring device. These elements are integrally placed within a mold or plug made to fit the ear of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 7, 1997
    Assignee: BioSignals Ltd. Co.
    Inventors: Arthur E. Schulze, Tommy G. Cooper
  • Patent number: 5242382
    Abstract: Continuous or periodic measurement of blood gas parameters and blood pressure by separating plasma from blood and then using that plasma to measure the blood parameters. Plasma is separated from blood in vivo with a filter implanted within a blood vessel, and the separated plasma is removed to extracorporeal apparatus for analyzing blood gas parameters or measuring blood pressure. The use of plasma is equivalent to the use of whole blood for measuring blood gas parameters as the gas parameters reside in the plasma, not in the separated blood cells which remain in the blood vessel. This arrangement permits the continuous measurement of blood gases without removal of blood from the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1993
    Assignee: Healthdyne, Inc.
    Inventors: Reynolds G. F. Gorsuch, John Atkin, Tommy G. Cooper
  • Patent number: 5182707
    Abstract: An apparatus for recording analysis of a reagent test strip having a plurality of color blocks for testing different constituents of a fluid, comprises a reference panel having a plurality of visually distinguishable and calibrated color areas or spots, a plurality of first lights for designating the testing of a different constituent or parameter, a plurality of second lights each located adjacent a different color spot, a cavity or space adjacent groups of color spots, detection optical detector for detecting the presence of the reagent strip positioned in the space, and a microcomputer for recording and storing test results and having means for directing sequential testing of the different parameters and for turning the lights on and off during the sequential testing. The apparatus includes switches for signaling the microcomputer to record and store the test data and for turning the apparatus on and off. The invention includes a process for operating the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 1990
    Date of Patent: January 26, 1993
    Assignee: Healthdyne, Inc.
    Inventors: Tommy G. Cooper, Ross E. Smith, Emil S. Macha
  • Patent number: 4936309
    Abstract: The object of the invention is to provide an instrument for converting a physiological pulse rate into a corresponding linear output voltage.The instrument (1) which accurately measures the rate of an unknown rectangular pulse wave (9) over an extended range of values, comprises a phase-locked loop (8) including a phase comparator (4), a filtering network (6), and a voltage-controlled oscillator (5), arranged in cascade. The phase comparator has a first input (10) responsive to the pulse wave and a second input (11) responsive to the output signal of the voltage-controlled oscillator. The comparator (4) provides a signal dependent on the difference in phase and frequency between the signals appearing on the first and second inputs. A high-input impedance amplifier (16) accepts an output from the filtering network and provides an amplified output DC signal to a utilization device (16) for providing a measurement of the rate of the pulse wave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1988
    Date of Patent: June 26, 1990
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Administrator, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Inventor: Tommy G. Cooper