Patents Assigned to DeRoyal Industries, Inc.
  • Patent number: 10311395
    Abstract: An inventory data management system manages information related to items, such as implants, used during a medical procedure. The inventory data management system includes multiple sensing devices for reading set identification information from a container in which the set of items is disposed. The sensing devices are connected to a communication network and are placed in multiple locations, where each location is associated with a particular status of the set of items. The system also includes an inventory management computer that executes an inventory management application for receiving the set identification information from the communication network, and associating the set identification information with set status information based on the location of the sensing device that read the set identification information. An item inventory database stores the set identification information in association with the set status information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: DeRoyal Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Clark DeBusk, Angela Michelle Sewell, John Garner Jacobs, Rex Alan Hurd, Elizabeth Ann White, Jeffrey Dennis Griffith, Samuel Joseph Elijah Fox
  • Publication number: 20190083292
    Abstract: An adjustable length spinal brace includes an elongate belt and an adjustment plate having spaced apart belt passage slits through which the belt is passed and belt engagement members that are pivotally adjustable relative to the plate to engage or disengage the belt. The belt engagement members are engaged with the belt to maintain a desired length of the brace, and are disengaged from the belt to permit adjustment of the length of the brace.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: DeRoyal Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. Modglin, Kathleen L. Parker, Charles J. French, III, Tyson A.R. White
  • Patent number: 10152688
    Abstract: An apparatus tracks medical items through various transition points in a medical facility and maintains a chain of custody for each item through each transition point, indicating who is responsible for each item at any particular time. The apparatus also generates messages directed to various medical facility personnel who are responsible for the medical items at the various transition points, which messages prompt the personnel to take appropriate action with regard to the medical items depending on the particular transition point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: DeRoyal Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian C. DeBusk, Mary E. Kaylor, Gerald T. Griffith, Timothy J. Waggoner, Jeffrey D. Griffith, Angela M. Sewell, John G. Jacobs, Rex A. Hurd
  • Patent number: 10143582
    Abstract: An adjustable length spinal brace includes an elongate belt and an adjustment plate having spaced apart belt passage slits through which the belt is passed and belt engagement members that are pivotally adjustable relative to the plate to engage or disengage the belt. The belt engagement members are engaged with the belt to maintain a desired length of the brace, and are disengaged from the belt to permit adjustment of the length of the brace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: DeRoyal Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. Modglin, Kathleen L. Parker, Charles J. French, III, Tyson A. R. White
  • Patent number: 10098774
    Abstract: A brace for application to a body joint, the brace including a substantially rigid brace substrate and a tensioning system for imparting tension to the substrate for adjusting the contour or angulation of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: DeRoyal Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael D. Modglin
  • Patent number: 10061892
    Abstract: Medical item identification information is stored in association with information indicating locations at which medical items are placed in a medical item tray. An RFID reader acquires tray identification information from an RFID tag on the tray. An RFID reader also acquires item identification information from an RFID tag on the medical item to be placed in the tray. A database stores medical item identification information in association with tray identification information and tray zone information. The tray zone information indicates particular zones of the tray in which particular items are to be placed. A computer processor processes the medical item identification information, the tray identification information and the tray zone information, and executes instructions to generate a first image depicting a type of medical item tray as indicated by the tray identification information, and a second image that depicts a zoomed in portion of the first image as indicated by the tray zone information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: DeRoyal Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian C. DeBusk, Mary E. Kaylor
  • Patent number: 9990466
    Abstract: An inventory management system provided by an inventory management service provider senses removal of medical items from inventory to be dispensed to a patient. The system processes billing information to identify the patient's medical insurance provider, to identify a medical item supplier that is the preferred biller for the patient's medical insurance provider, and to determine whether the inventory management service provider is the identified preferred biller. If the inventory management service provider is the preferred biller, the system generates an invoice from the inventory management service provider to bill the patient's medical insurance provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: DeRoyal Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian C. DeBusk, Angela M. Sewell, Gregory S. Hodge, Samuel J.E. Fox
  • Patent number: 9943433
    Abstract: A cervical collar having a vertically adjustable chin support, the collar including a chin support adjustably connected to a collar body, the collar body defining an elongate slot; a cable located on the collar body; a cable stop connected to a distal portion of the cable and connecting between the collar body and the chin support, the cable stop being slidingly positionable along the slot on the collar body; and a pulley located on the collar body adjacent to the elongate slot. The cable cooperates with the pulley so that the direction of the cable is changed between the cable stop and a proximal portion of the cable, and movement of the distal portion of the cable adjusts the position of the cable stop along the slot and adjusts the vertical position of the chin support relative to the collar body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: DeRoyal Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael D. Modglin
  • Patent number: 9922304
    Abstract: An apparatus senses and records consumption of medical items during performance of a medical procedure. The medical items are enclosed in wrappers having RFID tags in which medical item information is encoded. The apparatus includes a shielded enclosure that attenuates radio frequency signals emanated from RFID tags disposed outside the shielded enclosure to levels that are substantially undetectable within the internal space. RFID antennas inside the shielded enclosure receive radio frequency signals emanated from RFID tags on wrappers that are removed from used items and placed inside the enclosure. An RFID reader decodes the medical item information encoded in the RFID tags. A computer processor executes a medical item inventory module including instructions for generating a post-op list of medical items consumed during the medical procedure. Item billing information and usage trend information may be derived from the post-op list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: DeRoyal Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian C. DeBusk, Mary E. Kaylor, Gerald T. Griffith, Timothy J. Waggoner, Jeffrey D. Griffith, Angela M. Sewell, John G. Jacobs, Rex A. Hurd
  • Patent number: 9827064
    Abstract: A shielded enclosure receives REID-tagged packaging from consumed medical items. The enclosure includes a housing and a lid. An opening in the lid receives the packaging into an internal space. A chute surrounds the opening and extends downward into the internal space. The chute has front, left, right, and rear walls. A hood attached to the lid surrounds the opening. An aperture in the hood allows passage of the packaging into the lid opening. The hood includes rear, right, left, and top walls. RF absorbing material covers inside surfaces of the chute and hood, including a front panel on the chute front wall, a rear panel on the hood rear wall and the chute rear wall, a left side panel on the hood left side wall and the chute left side wall, a right side panel on the hood right side wall and the chute right side wall, and a top panel on the hood top.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: DeRoyal Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian C. DeBusk, Joe L. Smith, Mark E. McKnight, Haben M. Jemal, Mary E. Kaylor, Gerald T. Griffith, Nicholas Poker
  • Publication number: 20170235896
    Abstract: An inventory management system provides automated management of medical item inventory and maintenance of a digital chain of custody for medical items. Medical items are labeled with an RFID-encoded tag that also displays a 2D barcode. The RFID tag and the 2D barcode both encode the same serialized Electronic Product Code (EPC) data for each specific item. Reading of the RFID tag is performed using a fixed or handheld RFID reader. Reading of the 2D barcode is performed using a handheld mobile device, such as a tablet or smart phone. The two-technology label allows for the digital chain of custody to be updated by means of RFID scanning in locations where RFID readers are available and by using a smart phone or tablet to read the 2D barcode in locations where RFID readers are unavailable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Applicant: DeRoyal Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian C. DeBusk, Joe L. Smith, Mary E. Kaylor
  • Publication number: 20170235878
    Abstract: Medical item identification information is stored in association with information indicating locations at which medical items are placed in a medical item tray. An RFID reader acquires tray identification information from an RFID tag on the tray. An RFID reader also acquires item identification information from an RFID tag on the medical item to be placed in the tray. A database stores medical item identification information in association with tray identification information and tray zone information. The tray zone information indicates particular zones of the tray in which particular items are to be placed. A computer processor processes the medical item identification information, the tray identification information and the tray zone information, and executes instructions to generate a first image depicting a type of medical item tray as indicated by the tray identification information, and a second image that depicts a zoomed in portion of the first image as indicated by the tray zone information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Applicant: DeRoyal Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian C. DeBusk, Mary E. Kaylor
  • Publication number: 20170215980
    Abstract: A shielded enclosure receives REID-tagged packaging from consumed medical items. The enclosure includes a housing and a lid. An opening in the lid receives the packaging into an internal space. A chute surrounds the opening and extends downward into the internal space. The chute has front, left, right, and rear walls. A hood attached to the lid surrounds the opening. An aperture in the hood allows passage of the packaging into the lid opening. The hood includes rear, right, left, and top walls. RF absorbing material covers inside surfaces of the chute and hood, including a front panel on the chute front wall, a rear panel on the hood rear wall and the chute rear wall, a left side panel on the hood left side wall and the chute left side wall, a right side panel on the hood right side wall and the chute right side wall, and a top panel on the hood top.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Applicant: DeRoyal Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian C. DeBusk, Joe L. Smith, Mark E. McKnight, Haben M. Jemal, Mary E. Kaylor, Gerald T. Griffith, Nicholas Poker
  • Patent number: 9700462
    Abstract: A system for monitoring and controlling negative pressure wound therapy includes a microcontroller that controls means for maintaining reduced air pressure based on a pressure signal from a pressure sensor. The means for maintaining reduced air pressure may include a vacuum pump and valve. The system includes a mobile communication device having a microprocessor, touchscreen display, data storage device, GPS module, and wireless transceiver. The microprocessor generates control signals sent to the microcontroller to control the means for maintaining reduced air pressure to provide continuous or intermittent reduced air pressure. The microprocessor monitors the pressure signal and generates a closed-system alarm, leak-detected alarm or open-system alarm. The closed-system alarm indicates an air pressure leak rate below a closed-system threshold. The leak-detected alarm indicates an air pressure leak rate above a leak-detected threshold and below an open-system threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: DeRoyal Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian C. DeBusk, Timothy A. Alleman, Nephi Zufelt, Greg Hodge
  • Patent number: 9427350
    Abstract: An ankle support for controlling motion of an ankle joint of a user, the support including a body portion configured to be positioned on a lower leg of the user adjacent the foot; a reel connected to the support; one or more tensionable members windable onto the reel and extending from the reel; strap portions wrapped about a portion of the foot when the support is installed on the user, the strap portions being connected to the tensionable members. The strap portions are tensioned and secured in the tensioned state to limit movement of the foot by winding the tensionable members onto the reel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: DeRoyal Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Karen M. Clements
  • Patent number: 9345610
    Abstract: A spinal brace having a waist or abdominal portion, a dorsal lumbar insert, shoulder straps, and one or more cable tensioning systems that enables a user to tighten the waist or abdominal portion while at the same time tightening the shoulder straps to encourage extension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: DeRoyal Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael D. Modglin
  • Patent number: 9339405
    Abstract: An ankle contracture boot having an L-shaped splint having an adjustably positionable abduction bar, and a soft boot that attaches to the splint. The ankle contracture boot includes structure for facilitating desired static positioning of the boot, structure for statically positioning the lower leg relative to the boot, and structure for reducing heel pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: DeRoyal Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Eriksson, Karen Kim Turner
  • Publication number: 20160110780
    Abstract: An inventory management system manages information regarding medical items dispensed to a patient in a medical facility. Inventory sensors sense removal of medical items from an inventory space to be dispensed to the patient. Software instructions associate item information with patient information that identifies the patient, determine billing codes associated with the dispensed items, generate billing information including the patient information and the billing codes, and generate an invoice directed to the patient's medical insurance provider. The instructions also verify that the billing codes are associated with medical items appropriate for treatment of the patient's condition indicated by diagnostic codes included in the billing information, and generate an alert message if the billing codes are associated with medical items that are not reimbursable or are inappropriate for treatment of the diagnosed condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Publication date: April 21, 2016
    Applicant: DeRoyal Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian C. DeBusk, Angela M. Sewell, John G. Jacobs, Gregory S. Hodge, Kevin E. Lynch, William G. Pittman
  • Patent number: D757286
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: DeRoyal Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Kathy Parker, Mike Kastura
  • Patent number: D757954
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: DeRoyal Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Kathy Parker, Mike Kastura