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Title:
STRESS REDUCTION AND SLEEP PROMOTION SYSTEM
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2019/055414
Kind Code:
A4
Abstract:
The present invention provides systems, methods, and articles for stress reduction and sleep promotion. A stress reduction and sleep promotion system includes at least one remote device and an article for temperature conditioning a surface. The stress reduction and sleep promotion system includes at least one body sensor, at least one remote server, and/or a pulsed electromagnetic frequency device in other embodiments.

Inventors:
YOUNGBLOOD, Todd (122 CLOVERHILL ROAD, MOORESVILLE, North Carolina, 28117, US)
YOUNGBLOOD, Tara (122 CLOVERHILL ROAD, MOORESVILLE, North Carolina, 28117, US)
Application Number:
US2018/050463
Publication Date:
July 11, 2019
Filing Date:
September 11, 2018
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
YOUNGBLOOD IP HOLDINGS, LLC (144 TALBERT POINTE DRIVE, SUITE 103MOORESVILLE, North Carolina, 28117-4381, US)
International Classes:
A61M21/02; A61B5/00; A61B5/024; A61B5/11; A47C21/04; F25D29/00; A47C21/02; F25D17/02; A47C31/00
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
GLASGOW GEORGE, JiNan (P.O. BOX 52546, DURHAM, North Carolina, 27717, US)
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Claims:
AMENDED CLAIMS

received by the International Bureau on 23 May 2019 (23.05.2019)

[Claim 1] A stress reduction and sleep promotion system comprising:

at least one remote device; and

an article for adjusting a temperature of a surface, wherein the article further comprises:

a first layer, wherein the first layer has an exterior surface and an interior surface;

a second layer, wherein the second layer has an exterior surface and an interior surface, and wherein the second layer is permanently affixed to the first layer along a periphery of the article;

at least one interior chamber defined between the interior surface of the first layer and the interior surface of the second layer;

at least one flexible fluid supply line for delivering a fluid to the at least one interior chamber;

at least one flexible fluid return line for removing the fluid from the at least one interior chamber; and

at least one control unit attached to the at least one flexible fluid supply line and the at least one flexible fluid return line, wherein the at least one control unit is operable to selectively cool or heat the fluid, and wherein the at least one control unit has at least one antenna and at least one processor;

wherein the at least one remote device and the at least one control unit are in real-time or near-real-time two-way communication;

wherein the at least one interior chamber is constructed and configured to retain the fluid without leaking;

wherein the interior surface of the first layer and the interior surface of the second layer are comprised of at least one layer of a waterproof material;

wherein the first layer has a plurality of openings;

wherein the second layer has a corresponding plurality of openings; and wherein the second layer is permanently affixed to the first layer along a periphery of each of the plurality of openings.

[Claim 2] The stress reduction and sleep promotion system of claim 1, further comprising at least one remote server in real-time or near-real-time two-way communication with the at least one remote device.

[Claim 3] The stress reduction and sleep promotion system of claim 1, further comprising at least one body sensor, wherein the at least one body

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WO 2019/055414 PCT/US2018/050463 sensor is a respiration sensor, an electrooculography sensor, a heart rate sensor, a body weight sensor, a movement sensor, an electromyography sensor, a brain wave sensor, a body temperature sensor, an analyte sensor, a pulse oximeter sensor, a blood pressure sensor, an elec- trodermal activity sensor, and/or a body fat sensor.

[Claim 4] The stress reduction and sleep promotion system of claim 1, further comprising at least one environmental sensor, wherein the envi ronmental sensor is a temperature sensor, a humidity sensor, a noise sensor, an air quality sensor, a light sensor, a motion sensor, and/or a barometric sensor.

[Claim 5] The stress reduction and sleep promotion system of claim 1, wherein the at least one control unit is operable to receive parameters from the at least one remote device to modify the temperature of the surface.

[Claim 6] The stress reduction and sleep promotion system of claim 5, wherein the at least one remote device wirelessly transmits the parameters via BLUETOOTH, RADIOFREQUENCY, ZIGBEE, WI-FI, or NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION.

[Claim 7] The stress reduction and sleep promotion system of claim 1, wherein the temperature of the surface is optimized based on a virtual model including predicted values for the stress reduction and sleep promotion system, data from at least one body sensor, and/or data from at least one environmental sensor.

[Claim 8] The stress reduction and sleep promotion system of claim 1, further comprising a mattress with adjustable firmness and/or elevation, an alarm clock, a humidifier, a dehumidifier, a pulsed electromagnetic field device, a transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation device, a sound generator, an air purifier, a scent generator, red and/or near- infrared lighting, a sunrise simulator, and/or a sunset simulator.

[Claim 9] The stress reduction and sleep promotion system of claim 1, further comprising a home automation system, wherein the at least one remote device is operable to transmit commands to the home automation system to adjust environmental conditions.

[Claim 10] The stress reduction and sleep promotion system of claim 1, wherein the fluid is water.

[Claim 11] A stress reduction and sleep promotion system comprising:

at least one body sensor;

at least one remote device;

at least one remote server; and

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WO 2019/055414 PCT/US2018/050463 an article for adjusting a temperature of a surface, wherein the article further comprises:

a first layer, wherein the first layer has an exterior surface and an interior surface;

a second layer, wherein the second layer has an exterior surface and an interior surface, and wherein the second layer is permanently affixed to the first layer along a periphery of the article;

at least one interior chamber defined between the interior surface of the first layer and the interior surface of the second layer;

at least one flexible fluid supply line for delivering a fluid to the at least one interior chamber;

at least one flexible fluid return line for removing the fluid from the at least one interior chamber; and

at least one control unit attached to the at least one flexible fluid supply line and the at least one flexible fluid return line, wherein the at least one control unit is operable to selectively cool or heat the fluid, and wherein the at least one control unit has at least one antenna and at least one processor;

wherein the at least one remote server and the at least one remote device are in real-time or near-real-time two-way communication; wherein the at least one remote device and the at least one control unit are in real-time or near-real-time two-way communication;

wherein the at least one remote server is operable to autonomously determine optimized parameters for the article based on data from the at least one body sensor, wherein a sleep stage of a user is determined based on the data from the at least one body sensor;

wherein the at least one remote server is operable to transmit the optimized parameters for the article to the at least one remote device; wherein the at least one remote device is operable to transmit the optimized parameters for the article to the at least one control unit; wherein the at least one interior chamber is constructed and configured to retain the fluid without leaking; and

wherein the interior surface of the first layer and the interior surface of the second layer are comprised of at least one layer of a waterproof material.

[Claim 12] The stress reduction and sleep promotion system of claim 11, wherein the at least one body sensor is a respiration sensor, an electroocu lography sensor, a heart rate sensor, a body weight sensor, a movement

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WO 2019/055414 PCT/US2018/050463 sensor, an electromyography sensor, a brain wave sensor, a body tem perature sensor, an analyte sensor, a pulse oximeter sensor, a blood pressure sensor, an electrodermal activity sensor, and/or a body fat sensor.

[Claim 13] The stress reduction and sleep promotion system of claim 11, wherein the at least one control unit is operable to receive parameters from the at least one remote device to modify the temperature of the surface.

[Claim 14] The stress reduction and sleep promotion system of claim 11, wherein the at least one remote device wirelessly transmits the parameters via BLUETOOTH, RADIOFREQUENCY, ZIGBEE, WI-FI, or NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION.

[Claim 15] The stress reduction and sleep promotion system of claim 11, wherein:

the first layer has a plurality of openings;

the second layer has a corresponding plurality of openings; and the second layer is permanently affixed to the first layer along a periphery of each of the plurality of openings.

[Claim 16] The stress reduction and sleep promotion system of claim 11, further comprising a mattress with adjustable firmness and/or elevation, an alarm clock, a humidifier, a dehumidifier, a pulsed electromagnetic field device, a transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation device, a sound generator, an air purifier, a scent generator, red and/or near- infrared lighting, a sunrise simulator, and/or a sunset simulator.

[Claim 17] The stress reduction and sleep promotion system of claim 11, further comprising at least one environmental sensor, wherein the envi ronmental sensor is a temperature sensor, a humidity sensor, a noise sensor, an air quality sensor, a light sensor, a motion sensor, and/or a barometric sensor.

[Claim 18] The stress reduction and sleep promotion system of claim 11, further comprising a home automation system, wherein the at least one remote device is operable to transmit commands to the home automation system to adjust environmental conditions.

[Claim 19] The stress reduction and sleep promotion system of claim 11, wherein the at least one body sensor and the at least one remote device are in real-time or near-real-time two-way communication.

[Claim 20] A stress reduction and sleep promotion system comprising:

at least one body sensor;

at least one remote device;

at least one remote server;

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WO 2019/055414 PCT/US2018/050463 a pulsed electromagnetic frequency device, wherein the pulsed electro magnetic frequency device further comprises:

at least one inductor coil;

a power supply coupled to a circuit that produces an alternating current (AC) or a direct current (DC) output that is transmitted to the at least one inductor coil;

at least one antenna; and

at least one processor; and

an article for adjusting a temperature of a surface, wherein the article further comprises:

a first layer, wherein the first layer has an exterior surface and an interior surface;

a second layer, wherein the second layer has an exterior surface and an interior surface, and wherein the second layer is permanently affixed to the first layer along a periphery of the article;

at least one interior chamber defined between the interior surface of the first layer and the interior surface of the second layer;

at least one flexible fluid supply line for delivering a fluid to the at least one interior chamber;

at least one flexible fluid return line for removing the fluid from the at least one interior chamber; and

at least one control unit attached to the at least one flexible fluid supply line and the at least one flexible fluid return line, wherein the at least one control unit is operable to selectively cool or heat the fluid, and wherein the at least one control unit has at least one antenna and at least one processor;

wherein the at least one body sensor and the at least one remote device are in real-time or near-real-time two-way communication;

wherein the at least one remote server and the at least one remote device are in real-time or near-real-time two-way communication; wherein the at least one remote device and the at least one control unit are in real-time or near-real-time two-way communication;

wherein the at least one remote device and the pulsed electromagnetic frequency device are in real-time or near-real-time two-way commu nication;

wherein the at least one remote server is operable to autonomously determine optimized parameters for the article and/or the pulsed elec tromagnetic frequency device based on data from the at least one body

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wherein the at least one remote server is operable to transmit the optimized parameters for the article and/or the pulsed electromagnetic frequency device to the at least one remote device;

wherein the at least one remote device is operable to transmit the optimized parameters for the article to the at least one control unit; wherein the at least one remote device is operable to transmit the optimized parameters for the article to the pulsed electromagnetic frequency device;

wherein the at least one interior chamber is constructed and configured to retain the fluid without leaking; and

wherein the interior surface of the first layer and the interior surface of the second layer are comprised of at least one layer of a waterproof material.

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