Literature and Patents

Chapters in Books

Ashton-Miller JA, Mechanical Factors in Idiopathic Scoliosis.  In: Pathogenesis of Idiopathic Scoliosis.  (Ed. R.R. Jacobs), Scoliosis Research Society, pp. 61-70, 1984.

Ashton-Miller JA, Biomechanical Properties of the Posterior Elements and Sacro-Iliac Joints,  In: Approaches to Validation of Manipulation in Low Back Pain.   Eds: A.A. Buerger and P. Greenman, C.C. Thomas, Springfield, pp. 18-29, 1985.

Ashton-Miller JA and Schultz AB, Biomechanics of the Human Spine and Trunk,   Ch. 5 in: Exercise and Sports Sciences Reviews. Pandolf, K.B., Editor.  Macmillan Publishing Co., New York, pp. 169-204, 1988.

Schultz AB and Ashton-Miller JA, Biomechanics of the Human Spine,  Ch. 8 in: Basic Orthopaedic Biomechanics, Eds. V.C. Mow and W.C. Hayes, Raven Press, , pp. 337-374, 1991.

Stohler CS, Zhang X and Ashton-Miller JA, Experimental Model of Jaw Muscle Pain in Man,  In: The Biological Mechanisms of Tooth Movement and Craniofacial Adaptation (Ed. Z. Davidovitch), pp. 503-511, 1992.

Schultz AB, Alexander NB and Ashton-Miller JA, Mobility Biomechanics in Young and Old Healthy Adults,  In: Sensorimotor Impairments in the Elderly, G.E. Stelmach & V Homberg (Eds.), Kluver Academic Publishers, Amsterdam, , pp.169-174, 1993.

Ashton-Miller JA and Schultz AB, Biomechanics of the Human Spine,  Ch. 10 in: Basic Orthopaedic Biomechanics, 2nd Edition, Eds. V. C. Mow and W. C. Hayes, Lippencott-Raven Publishers, , pp. 353-393, 1997.

Schultz AB, Ashton-Miller JA and Alexander NB, Biomechanics of Mobility in Older Adults.  In: Principles of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, Fourth Edition, New York, McGraw-Hill, Inc., pp. 131-141, 1999.

Ashton-Miller JA, Proprioceptive thresholds at the ankle: implications for the prevention of ligament injury,  In Proprioception and Neuromuscular Control in Joint Stability, Eds.S.M. Lephart & F.H. Fu, Human Kinetics, Champaign, IL, pp. 279-290, 2000.

Ashton-Miller JA, DeLancey JOL, The Functional Anatomy of the Female Urethra and Pelvic Floor. In: Incontinence in Women. Eds:A.B. MacLean and L. Cardozo, Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynecology Press, London, Monograph, 14-28, 2002.

Ashton-Miller JA, Alexander NB, Biomechanics of Mobility in Older Adults. In: Principles of Geriatric Medicine & Gerontology, Eds: WR Hazzard, JP Blass, JB Halter, JG Ouslander, ME Tinetti, McGraw Hill, 5th Ed, 919-930, 2003.

Ashton-Miller JA, Alexander NB,  Age-Associated Changes in the Biomechanics of Gait and Gait-Related Falls in Older Adults.  Ch. 4 in Gait Disorders Evaluation Management, Neurological Disease and Therapy Series, Series #73. Authors: JM Hausdorff, N.B. Alexander and James Ashton-Miller, Taylor & Francis, Boca Raton, FL, 2005, pp. 63-100. 

 Ashton-Miller JA, DeLancey JOL, Functional Anatomy of the Pelvic Floor.  Ch. 3 in Evidence-Based Physical Therapy for the Pelvic Floor,  Ed. K. Bö, Elsevier, Oxford, England, 2007. (Revision for 2cnd Edition due in 2014) 

 DeLancey JOL, Ashton-Miller JA. MRI of Intact and Injured Pelvic Floor Muscles. Ch. 6 in Evidence-Based Physical Therapy for the Pelvic Floor, Ed. K. Bö, Elsevier, Oxford, England, 2007. (Revision for 2cnd Edition due in 2014)

 Ashton-Miller JA, Alexander NB, Biomechanics of Mobility in Older Adults. In: Principles of Geriatric Medicine & Gerontology, Eds: WR Hazzard, JP Blass, JB Halter, JG Ouslander, ME Tinetti, McGraw Hill, 6th Ed, 2009.

Ashton-Miller JA, DeLancey JOL, Functional Anatomy of the Pelvic Floor.  Ch. 3 in Evidence-Based Physical Therapy for the Pelvic Floor,  Ed. K. Bö, Elsevier, Oxford, England, 2015

DeLancey JOL, Ashton-Miller JA. MRI of Intact and Injured Pelvic Floor Muscles. Ch. 6 in Evidence-Based Physical Therapy for the Pelvic Floor, Ed. K. Bö, Elsevier, Oxford, England, 2015. 

Chen LC, Luo JJ, DeLancey JOL, Ashton-Miller JA.  “Simulations of Female Pelvic Floor Dysfunction”, Chapter 20 in Biomechanics of the Female Pelvic Floor. Eds. L Hoyte & M. Damaser, Academic Press/Elsevier, 2016. 

Ashton-Miller JA, Alexander NB, Biomechanics of Mobility in Older Adults. Chapter 114 in: Hazzard’s Geriatric Medicine & Gerontology, Eds: JB Halter, JG Ouslander, S. Studenski, KP High, S. Asthana, M Supiano, CS Ritchie.  McGraw Hill, New York, 7th Ed, 2017.

Darling WG, Cole KJ, Ashton-Miller JA.  “Motor Functions and Mobility”, Chapter 18 in: Wiley Handbook of the Aging Mind and Brain, (Eds. M. Rizzo, SW Anderson, N Fritsch),  First Edition, pp. 362-388, John Wiley, 2018.

 

PATENTS & IP 

Ashton-Miller JA, DeLancey JOL, Warwick D.N.  “Method and Apparatus for Measuring Properties of the Pelvic Floor Muscles”, US Patent # 6,468,232 B1, October 2002.

Ashton-Miller JA, Kim H, Eckner JT and Richardson JK.  “Device and Method for Measuring Reaction Time“. US Patent # 8,657,295, February 25, 2014. (17 claims).  

Johnson D, Ashton-Miller JA, Shih A. “Active Exoskeletal Spinal Orthosis and Method of Orthotic Treatment”.  US Patent # 8,845,566 B2, Sep 30, 2014. (12 claims).  

Chey W, Ashton-Miller JA, “Digital Manometry Finger-Mountable Sensor Device“, US20130158365A1 (CA 2,893,833 [Canada], EP2790573 [EU]). (TMO #4594). 

 

 

PATENT APPLICATIONS FILED 

Meddings J, DeLancey JOL, Fenner D, Saint S, Ashton-Miller JA.  “Catheter Placement Device and Method of Use”. U.S. Provisional Patent #62,339,295 filed May 20, 2016, response to first office action on US20180339133A1 filed 2/20-2019.

DeLancey JOL, Fenner DE, Ashton-Miller JA.  A Method and Device for Closing the Urogenital Hiatus in the Absence of or Damage to the Pubovisceral Muscle Field.  Provisional US patent filed Sept 30, 2016. [UM 6902; MGB Ref. No. 30275/51187P]. 

 

 

CORPORATE START-UP & ADDITIONAL PATENTS

Ashton-Miller JA, Terrell J, “Gutter Cleaning Device”, U.S. Patent #9,347,223 [corresponding Canadian and UK patent applications have been filed] and assigned to the Viper Tool Company, LLC, Ann Arbor, Michigan; Ashton-Miller JA, Terrell J“Gutter Cleaning Device”, US20170191272A1, and a third continuation patent has been filed in the U.S. A U.S. design patent USD816931S1 has been granted, a second has been filed, and a U.S. trademark has been received.    

 

To prevent injurious falls, particularly in the elderly,the “Gutter ViperTM” is a device for cleaning first, second and even third story rain gutters from the ground without a ladder.  Ashton-Miller is a co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer of the Viper Tool Company (vipertoolcompany.com).