Patents by Inventor William J. Kaiser

William J. Kaiser 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: 20190178698
    Abstract: A wireless remote monitoring system for biomedical fluid management that uses one or more sensors to detect changes in fluid or air in any container attached to a patient in order to monitor pre-surgical or post-surgical progress or complications. The sensors may be configured to monitor any type of container used to collect fluid or air from the human body, to transmit the sensor signals wirelessly to any number of devices including, but not limited to, cell phones or devices which in turn can send data to a functional repository where it can be analyzed and potentially acted upon by either a central or distributed network of providers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: Dieter R. Enzmann, William J. Kaiser, Jay M. Lee
  • Patent number: 10195483
    Abstract: An exercise system comprising: an exercise cycle comprising a crank, wherein the crank is configured to be rotated by a user; and a sensing unit coupled to the exercise cycle, wherein the sensing unit is configured to sense information related to at least one crank measurement and to transmit the information related to the at least one crank measurement to a remote device via wireless communication. In some embodiments, the remote device is a mobile device. In some embodiments, the at least one crank measurement comprises a rotational speed of the crank or a force applied to the crank. The remote device can display information related to use of the exercise cycle based on the information received from the exercise cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: William J. Kaiser, Lawrence Au, Maxim A. Batalin, Alexander A. Bui, Bruce H. Dobkin, Xiaoyu Xu, Brett Jordan, Seth Thomas
  • Publication number: 20170319096
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed that use wireless coupling of energy for operation of both external and internal devices, including external sensor arrays and implantable devices. The signals conveyed may be electronic, optical, acoustic, biomechanical, and others to provide in situ sensing and monitoring of internal anatomies and implants using a wireless, biocompatible electromagnetic powered sensor systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Applicant: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: William J. Kaiser, Majid Sarrafzadeh, Denise Aberle, Maxim Batalin, Alireza Mehrnia, Ani Nahapetian
  • Publication number: 20170289323
    Abstract: The Wireless Integrated Network Sensor Next Generation (WINS NG) nodes provide distributed network and Internet access to sensors, controls, and processors that are deeply embedded in equipment, facilities, and the environment. The WINS NG network is a new monitoring and control capability for applications in transportation, manufacturing, health care, environmental monitoring, and safety and security. The WINS NG nodes combine microsensor technology, low power distributed signal processing, low power computation, and low power, low cost wireless and/or wired networking capability in a compact system. The WINS NG networks provide sensing, local control, remote reconfigurability, and embedded intelligent systems in structures, materials, and environments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: David C. Gelvin, Lewis D. Girod, William J. Kaiser, Fredric Newberg, Gregory J. Pottie, Anton I. Sipos, Sandeep Vardhan, William M. Merrill
  • Publication number: 20170119255
    Abstract: An integrated cardio-respiratory system that fuses continuously recorded data from multiple physiological sensor sources to acquire signals representative of acoustic events caused by physiological phenomena occurring in the cardiac and/or arterial structures underneath particular areas of the chest and/or neck to monitor cardiac and respiratory conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Applicant: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: Aman Mahajan, William J. Kaiser
  • Patent number: 9628365
    Abstract: The Wireless Integrated Network Sensor Next Generation (WINS NG) nodes provide distributed network and Internet access to sensors, controls, and processors that are deeply embedded in equipment, facilities, and the environment. The WINS NG network is a new monitoring and control capability for applications in transportation, manufacturing, health care, environmental monitoring, and safety and security. The WINS NG nodes combine microsensor technology, low power distributed signal processing, low power computation, and low power, low cost wireless and/or wired networking capability in a compact system. The WINS NG networks provide sensing, local control, remote reconfigurability, and embedded intelligent systems in structures, materials, and environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: BENHOV GMBH, LLC
    Inventors: David C. Gelvin, Lewis D. Girod, William J. Kaiser, Fredric Newberg, Gregory J. Pottie, Anton I. Sipos, Sandeep Vardhan, William M. Merrill
  • Publication number: 20160303427
    Abstract: An exercise system comprising: an exercise cycle comprising a crank, wherein the crank is configured to be rotated by a user; and a sensing unit coupled to the exercise cycle, wherein the sensing unit is configured to sense information related to at least one crank measurement and to transmit the information related to the at least one crank measurement to a remote device via wireless communication. In some embodiments, the remote device is a mobile device. In some embodiments, the at least one crank measurement comprises a rotational speed of the crank or a force applied to the crank. The remote device can display information related to use of the exercise cycle based on the information received from the exercise cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Applicant: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: William J. Kaiser, Lawrence Au, Maxim A. Batalin, Alexander A. Bui, Bruce H. Dobkin, Xiaoyu Xu, Brett Jordan, Seth Thomas
  • Publication number: 20160242730
    Abstract: A physiological monitoring device may comprise a sensor chamber defined by a flexible membrane on a first side and one or more walls and an exterior chamber surrounding the sensor chamber on all sides except for the first side. The sensor chamber may be airtight except for a pressure vent. The exterior chamber may comprise one or more exterior vents and may be arranged to allow for pressure escaping through the pressure vent to equilibrate the sensor chamber when the one or more exterior vents are blocked.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Publication date: August 25, 2016
    Inventors: Christopher Allen RITTENMEYER, Siddharth Kirit SHAH, Christopher R. WILLIAMS, William J. KAISER, Henrik BORGSTROM
  • Patent number: 9403053
    Abstract: An exercise system comprising: an exercise cycle comprising a crank, wherein the crank is configured to be rotated by a user; and a sensing unit coupled to the exercise cycle, wherein the sensing unit is configured to sense information related to at least one crank measurement and to transmit the information related to the at least one crank measurement to a remote device via wireless communication. In some embodiments, the remote device is a mobile device. In some embodiments, the at least one crank measurement comprises a rotational speed of the crank or a force applied to the crank. The remote device can display information related to use of the exercise cycle based on the information received from the exercise cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: William J. Kaiser, Lawrence Au, Maxim A. Batalin, Alexander A. Bui, Bruce H. Dobkin, Xiaoyu Xu, Brett Jordan, Seth Thomas
  • Publication number: 20150289804
    Abstract: A remote patient monitoring system which is particularly well-suited for clinical out of center sleep testing (clinical OCST). Sensor nodes are grouped for wearing on the head, chest, and lower body of the patient. Sensor nodes wirelessly communicate sensor data to a nearby gateway, which communicates this data over a network (e.g., Internet) to one or more servers. The server(s) analyzes the sensor data for usage assurance, and to discern patient sleep patterns and characteristics. Guidance messages are generated by the system based on the analysis. Interfaces are provided to allow the patient to access their own information, and healthcare providers to access information collected regarding their patients.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Applicant: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventor: William J. Kaiser
  • Publication number: 20150046582
    Abstract: The Wireless Integrated Network Sensor Next Generation (WINS NG) nodes provide distributed network and Internet access to sensors, controls, and processors that are deeply embedded in equipment, facilities, and the environment. The WINS NG network is a new monitoring and control capability for applications in transportation, manufacturing, health care, environmental monitoring, and safety and security. The WINS NG nodes combine microsensor technology, low power distributed signal processing, low power computation, and low power, low cost wireless and/or wired networking capability in a compact system. The WINS NG networks provide sensing, local control, remote reconfigurability, and embedded intelligent systems in structures, materials, and environments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: David C. Gelvin, Lewis D. Girod, William J. Kaiser, Fredric Newberg, Gregory J. Pottie, Anton I. Sipos, Sandeep Vardhan, William M. Merrill
  • Patent number: 8836503
    Abstract: The Wireless Integrated Network Sensor Next Generation (WINS NG) nodes provide distributed network and Internet access to sensors, controls, and processors that are deeply embedded in equipment, facilities, and the environment. The WINS NG network is a new monitoring and control capability for applications in transportation, manufacturing, health care, environmental monitoring, and safety and security. The WINS NG nodes combine microsensor technology, low power distributed signal processing, low power computation, and low power, low cost wireless and/or wired networking capability in a compact system. The WINS NG networks provide sensing, local control, remote reconfigurability, and embedded intelligent systems in structures, materials, and environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Borgia/Cummins, LLC
    Inventors: David C. Gelvin, Lewis D. Girod, William J. Kaiser, William M. Merrill, Frederic Newberg, Gregory J. Pottie, Anton I. Sipos, Sandeep Vardhan
  • Publication number: 20140256512
    Abstract: An exercise system comprising: an exercise cycle comprising a crank, wherein the crank is configured to be rotated by a user; and a sensing unit coupled to the exercise cycle, wherein the sensing unit is configured to sense information related to at least one crank measurement and to transmit the information related to the at least one crank measurement to a remote device via wireless communication. In some embodiments, the remote device is a mobile device. In some embodiments, the at least one crank measurement comprises a rotational speed of the crank or a force applied to the crank. The remote device can display information related to use of the exercise cycle based on the information received from the exercise cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: William J. Kaiser, Lawrence Au, Maxim A. Batalin, Alexander A. Bui, Bruce H. Dobkin, Xiaoyu Xu, Brett Jordan, Seth Thomas
  • Patent number: 8832244
    Abstract: The Wireless Integrated Network Sensor Next Generation (WINS NG) nodes provide distributed network and Internet access to sensors, controls, and processors that are deeply embedded in equipment, facilities, and the environment. The WINS NG network is a new monitoring and control capability for applications in transportation, manufacturing, health care, environmental monitoring, and safety and security. The WINS NG nodes combine microsensor technology, low power distributed signal processing, low power computation, and low power, low cost wireless and/or wired networking capability in a compact system. The WINS NG networks provide sensing, local control, remote reconfigurability, and embedded intelligent systems in structures, materials, and environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Borgia/Cummins, LLC
    Inventors: David C. Gelvin, Lewis D. Girod, William J. Kaiser, Fredric Newberg, Gregory J. Pottie, Anton I. Sipos, Sandeep Vardhan, William M. Merrill
  • Patent number: 8823526
    Abstract: A method for determining the motive instability of an individual using foot pressure, foot speed and foot direction data collected from sensors on shoes. The sensed data is used to determine the minimum number and the placement of pressure sensors in the shoe. The data from the sensors is processed to extract spatial and temporal parameters as desired. The data is grouped into segments based on a segmentation rule. The trend in each segment is determined. The variability of the trend in each segment is determined. The risk of fall is computed on the basis of the trend and variance. The computation is adjustable by emphasizing certain parameters in order to tailor the instability assessment to a specific individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: William J. Kaiser, Majid Sarrafzadeh, Hyduke Noshadi, Shaun S. Ahmadian, Hagop Hagopian, Navid Amini, Mars Lan, Jonathan S. Woodbridge, Wenyao Xu
  • Patent number: 8812654
    Abstract: The Wireless Integrated Network Sensor Next Generation (WINS NG) nodes provide distributed network and Internet access to sensors, controls, and processors that are deeply embedded in equipment, facilities, and the environment. The WINS NG network is a new monitoring and control capability for applications in transportation, manufacturing, health care, environmental monitoring, and safety and security. The WINS NG nodes combine microsensor technology, low power distributed signal processing, low power computation, and low power, low cost wireless and/or wired networking capability in a compact system. The WINS NG networks provide sensing, local control, remote reconfigurability, and embedded intelligent systems in structures, materials, and environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Borgia/Cummins, LLC
    Inventors: David C. Gelvin, Lewis D. Girod, William J. Kaiser, William M. Merrill, Frederic Newberg, Gregory J. Pottie, Anton I. Sipos, Sandeep Vardhan
  • Patent number: 8601595
    Abstract: Vehicle internetworks provide for communications among diverse electronic devices within a vehicle, and for communications among these devices and networks external to the vehicle. The vehicle internetwork comprises specific devices, software, and protocols, and provides for security for essential vehicle functions and data communications, ease of integration of new devices and services to the vehicle internetwork, and ease of addition of services linking the vehicle to external networks such as the Internet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Borgia/Cummins, LLC
    Inventors: David C. Gelvin, Lewis D. Girod, William J. Kaiser, Fredric Newberg, Gregory J. Pottie
  • Publication number: 20130218053
    Abstract: A system for monitoring patient activity comprising: at least one measurement device configured to provide data related to a patient's physical activity; and a server configured to make an inference regarding the patient's physical activity based on data provided by the at least one measurement device. In some embodiments, the inference is a determination of a type of physical activity. In some embodiments, the measurement device is configured to be worn by the patient or carried in the patient's pocket. In some embodiments, two or more measurement devices are used. In some embodiments, the server is remotely located from the measurement device. In some embodiments, the server is configured to archive and retrieve the data provided by the measurement device and the inferences.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: William J. Kaiser, Bruce H. Dobkin, Majid Sarrafzadeh, Greg Pottie, Maxim A. Batalin, Xiaoyu Xu
  • Publication number: 20120190989
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed that use wireless coupling of energy for operation of both external and internal devices, including external sensor arrays and implantable devices. The signals conveyed may be electronic, optical, acoustic, biomechanical, and others to provide in situ sensing and monitoring of internal anatomies and implants using a wireless, biocompatible electromagnetic powered sensor systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicant: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: William J. Kaiser, Majid Sarrafzadeh, Denise Aberle, Maxim Batalin, Alireza Mehrnia, Ani Nahapetian, James Sayre
  • Publication number: 20120092169
    Abstract: A method for determining the motive instability of an individual using foot pressure, foot speed and foot direction data collected from sensors on shoes. The sensed data is used to determine the minimum number and the placement of pressure sensors in the shoe. The data from the sensors is processed to extract spatial and temporal parameters as desired. The data is grouped into segments based on a segmentation rule. The trend in each segment is determined. The variability of the trend in each segment is determined. The risk of fall is computed on the basis of the trend and variance. The computation is adjustable by emphasizing certain parameters in order to tailor the instability assessment to a specific individual.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2010
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: William J. Kaiser, Majid Sarrafzadeh, Hyduke Noshadi, Shaun S. Ahmadian, Hagop Hagopian, Navid Amini, Mars Lan, Jonathan S. Woodbridge, Wenyao Xu