Patents Assigned to Gaumard Scientific Company, Inc.
  • Patent number: 10176728
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods appropriate for use in medical training are disclosed. In some instances, a patient simulator system is provided that includes a maternal patient simulator and a fetal patient simulator. The maternal patient simulator includes an internal chamber sized to receive the fetal patient simulator and a birthing mechanism disposed within the internal chamber configured to translate and rotate the fetal patient simulator with respect to the maternal patient simulator to simulate a birth. In some instances, the fetal patient simulator an internal support structure that includes spinal components, left arm components, right arm components, left leg components, and right leg components with a skin layer covering the internal support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: GAUMARD SCIENTIFIC COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Miguel Carvajal, Victor Fernandez, Jeffrey Karpf, Yojans Lurbe, Lazaro Morales, Alberto Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 10074292
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods appropriate for use in medical training using a patient simulator, various anatomical inserts, and an integrated camera and computer system are disclosed. In some instances, a surgical simulator is provided that includes a uterine assembly. The uterine assembly simulates the appearance and feel of natural tissue and includes a plurality of materials arranged and dimensioned to simulate anatomic structures such as a right fallopian tube, a left fallopian tube, a right ovary, a left ovary, a uterus having a cervix, a bladder, ureters, a peritoneum, a uterine artery, a uterine vein, a plurality of ligaments, an ovarian artery, an ovarian vein, a perineum, and a vagina. In some implementations, at least the uterine artery, uterine vein, ovarian artery, and ovarian vein are in communication with a fluid supply such that each is pressurized with a blood-like fluid to simulate natural arteries and veins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: GAUMARD SCIENTIFIC COMPANY, INC.
    Inventor: Siobhain Lowe
  • Patent number: 9959784
    Abstract: Simulated pregnant abdominal systems and associated devices, systems, and methods are provided. The pregnant abdominal systems allow an interactive scenario simulating a routine gestation palpation of a fetal baby, the performance of an external cephalic version as well as the Leopold's Maneuvers. Further, the pregnant abdominal systems can be used as a platform to physically hear the fetus heartbeat using stethoscope, Doppler instrument, or a prenatal monitor. Further, in some implementations the fetus can be visualized using standard ultrasound systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: GAUMARD SCIENTIFIC COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Siobhain Lowe, Christine M. Tarud
  • Patent number: 9870720
    Abstract: Simulator systems for teaching patient care are provided. In some instances, the simulator system includes a maternal simulator sized and shaped to simulate a pregnant woman, the maternal simulator including a torso, arms, legs, and a head, wherein the torso includes a chamber sized and shaped to receive a fetal simulator and wherein a birthing mechanism is disposed within the chamber for providing rotational and translational movement to the fetal simulator in a birthing simulation; and a fetal simulator sized and shaped to simulate a fetus, the fetal simulator configured to be selectively engaged with the birthing mechanism of the maternal simulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Gaumard Scientific Company, Inc.
    Inventors: John S. Eggert, Michael S. Eggert, Alberto Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 9799235
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods appropriate for use in combat medical training are provided. In some instances, the combat medical simulators facilitate training of common field medical techniques including tracheostomy, wound care, tourniquet use, pneumothorax, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and/or other medical treatments. Further, the combat medical simulators have joints that provide realistic ranges of motions to enhance the realism of the training experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: GAUMARD SCIENTIFIC COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Miguel Carvajal, Alberto Perez, Alberto Rodriguez, Senyon Romero
  • Patent number: 9721482
    Abstract: Simulated pregnant abdominal systems and associated devices, systems, and methods are provided. The pregnant abdominal systems allow an interactive scenario simulating a routine gestation palpation of a fetal baby, the performance of an external cephalic version as well as the Leopold's Maneuvers. Further, the pregnant abdominal systems can be used as a platform to physically hear the fetus heartbeat using stethoscope, Doppler instrument, or a prenatal monitor. Further, in some implementations the fetus can be visualized using standard ultrasound systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: GAUMARD SCIENTIFIC COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Siobhain Lowe, Christine M. Tarud
  • Patent number: 9697749
    Abstract: Patient simulator systems for teaching patient care are provided. In some instances, the patient simulator systems include a patient body comprising one or more simulated body portions. Generally, the patient simulator systems of the present disclosure provide physiological modeling. In one embodiment, the patient simulator includes a maternal simulator comprising a maternal circulatory model, a maternal cardiac ischemia model, and a maternal respiratory model and a fetal simulator comprising a fetal circulatory model, a fetal cardiac ischemia model, and a fetal central nervous system model. A controller in communication with the maternal and fetal simulators coordinates parameters of the maternal circulatory model, the maternal cardiac ischemia model, the maternal respiratory model, the fetal circulatory model, the fetal cardiac ischemia model, and the fetal central nervous system model to simulate physiological characteristics of a natural mother and fetus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: GAUMARD SCIENTIFIC COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: John S. Eggert, Ning Jiang, Maria Christina Ramirez
  • Patent number: 9697750
    Abstract: A patient simulator system for teaching patient care is provided. The system includes a patient simulator. The patient simulator includes a patient body comprising one or more simulated body portions. The one or more simulated body portions include a lung compliance simulation system in some instances. In that regard, the lung compliance system is configured to be used with an external ventilator, including positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) and assisted-control ventilation. In some instances, the lung compliance system includes a lung compartment, a simulated lung positioned within the lung compartment, where the lung compartment defines an available volume for the simulated lung to expand into and where the available volume for the simulated lung to expand into is adjustable to control a compliance of the simulated lung.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Gaumard Scientific Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Alberto Rodriguez, Miguel Carvajal, Victor I. Fernandez
  • Patent number: 9601032
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods appropriate for use in medical training that include materials that better mimic natural human tissue are disclosed. In one aspect a polysiloxane mixture for simulating human biological tissue, especially human breast tissue, is disclosed. In another aspect, a method of manufacturing a biological tissue ultrasound phantom is disclosed. In another aspect, a human breast tissue models are disclosed. In some instances, the human breast tissue model includes at least one simulated pathological structure that simulates such pathologies as a cyst, a medullary carcinoma, a ductal carcinoma, an infiltrating scirrhus carcinoma, a lobular carcinoma, and a fibroadenoma.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Gaumard Scientific Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Neil Trotta, Jennifer Anne Trotta, Siobhain Lowe
  • Publication number: 20170069231
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods appropriate for use in medical training that include materials that better mimic natural human tissue are disclosed. In one aspect, multi-layer tissue simulations are provided. In another aspect, male genitalia models are provided. In another aspect, abdominal surgical wall inserts are provided. Systems and methods associated with these devices are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Applicant: Gaumard Scientific Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Neil Trotta, Jennifer Anne Trotta, Siobhain Lowe
  • Patent number: 9501953
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods appropriate for use in medical training are disclosed. In some instances, a patient simulator system is provided that includes a maternal patient simulator and a fetal patient simulator. The maternal patient simulator includes an internal chamber sized to receive the fetal patient simulator and a birthing mechanism disposed within the internal chamber configured to translate and rotate the fetal patient simulator with respect to the maternal patient simulator to simulate a birth. In some instances, the fetal patient simulator an internal support structure that includes a head, spinal components, left arm components, right arm components, left leg components, and right leg components with a continuous silicon skin layer covering the internal support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: GAUMARD SCIENTIFIC COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Miguel Carvajal, Victor Fernandez, Jeffrey Karpf, Yojans Lurbe, Lazaro Morales, Alberto Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 9489870
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods appropriate for use in medical training are provided. In some implementations, the devices, systems, and methods are not dependent on external power supplies or internal batteries. A patient simulator is provided that includes a simulated patient body portion; and an electric-harvesting system positioned within the simulated patient body portion. The electric-harvesting system converts mechanical energy applied to the simulated patient body portion into electric energy for use by one or more components of the simulated body portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Gaumard Scientific Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Alberto Rodriguez, Miguel Enrique Carvajal
  • Patent number: 9472123
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods appropriate for use in medical training that include materials that better mimic natural human tissue are disclosed. In one aspect, methods of forming multi-layer tissue simulations are provided. In another aspect, methods of forming a male genitalia model are provided. In another aspects, methods of forming an abdominal surgical wall insert are provided. Devices and systems associated with these methods are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Gaumard Scientific Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Neil Trotta, Jennifer Anne Trotta, Siobhain Lowe
  • Patent number: 9437117
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods appropriate for use in medical training are disclosed. In some instances, a patient simulator system is provided that includes a maternal patient simulator and a fetal patient simulator. The maternal patient simulator includes an internal chamber sized to receive the fetal patient simulator and a birthing mechanism disposed within the internal chamber configured to translate and rotate the fetal patient simulator with respect to the maternal patient simulator to simulate a birth. In some instances, the fetal patient simulator an internal support structure that includes a head, spinal components, left arm components, right arm components, left leg components, and right leg components with a continuous silicon skin layer covering the internal support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: GAUMARD SCIENTIFIC COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Miguel Carvajal, Victor Fernandez, Jeffrey Karpf, Yojans Lurbe, Lazaro Morales, Alberto Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 9406244
    Abstract: Interactive education systems for teaching patient care to a user are disclosed. In some instances a maternal simulator for teaching patient care to a user includes a body sized and shaped to simulate a pregnant woman; a birthing device positioned within a cavity of the body, the birthing device configured to interface with a fetal simulator and configured to translate and rotate the fetal simulator in a manner simulating a birthing sequence; and a distensible cervix coupled to the body, the distensible cervix defining a port that the fetal simulator moves through during the birthing sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Gaumard Scientific Company, Inc.
    Inventors: John S. Eggert, Michael S. Eggert, Alberto Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 9378659
    Abstract: Simulator systems for teaching patient care are provided. In some instances, the simulator system includes a maternal simulator sized and shaped to simulate a pregnant woman, the maternal simulator including a torso, arms, legs, and a head, wherein the torso includes a chamber sized and shaped to receive a fetal simulator and wherein a birthing mechanism is disposed within the chamber for providing rotational and translational movement to the fetal simulator in a birthing simulation; and a fetal simulator sized and shaped to simulate a fetus, the fetal simulator configured to be selectively engaged with the birthing mechanism of the maternal simulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Gaumard Scientific Company, Inc.
    Inventors: John S. Eggert, Michael S. Eggert, Alberto Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 9324247
    Abstract: An eye assembly for use in a patient simulator is provided. The eye assembly includes an iris diaphragm having a moveable inner portion defining an opening. The inner portion of the iris diaphragm is movable radially from a first position wherein the opening has a first diameter and a second position wherein the opening has a second diameter greater than the first diameter. The iris diaphragm is configured for use in a simulated eye. The eye assembly also includes a dilation actuator in communication with the inner portion of the iris diaphragm for selectively moving the inner portion between the first and second positions to simulate dilation of an eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Gaumard Scientific Company, Inc.
    Inventors: John S. Eggert, Michael S. Eggert, Alberto Rodriguez, Miguel Carvajal
  • Patent number: 9275557
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods appropriate for use in medical training that include materials that better mimic natural human tissue are disclosed. In one aspect a polysiloxane mixture for simulating human biological tissue, especially human breast tissue, is disclosed. In another aspect, a method of manufacturing a biological tissue ultrasound phantom is disclosed. In another aspect, a human breast tissue models are disclosed. In some instances, the human breast tissue model includes at least one simulated pathological structure that simulates such pathologies as a cyst, a medullary carcinoma, a ductal carcinoma, an infiltrating scirrhus carcinoma, a lobular carcinoma, and a fibroadenoma.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Gaumard Scientific Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Neil Trotta, Jennifer Anne Trotta, Siobhain Lowe
  • Patent number: 9240130
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods appropriate for use in combat medical training are provided. In some instances, the combat medical simulators facilitate training of common field medical techniques including tracheostomy, wound care, tourniquet use, pneumothorax, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and/or other medical treatments. Further, the combat medical simulators have joints that provide realistic ranges of motions to enhance the realism of the training experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: Gaumard Scientific Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Miguel Carvajal, Alberto Perez, Alberto Rodriguez, Senyon Romero
  • Patent number: 9208696
    Abstract: A patient simulator system for teaching patient care is provided. The system includes a patient simulator. The patient simulator includes a patient body comprising one or more simulated body portions. The one or more simulated body portions include a lung compliance simulation system in some instances. In that regard, the lung compliance system is configured to be used with an external ventilator, including positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) and assisted-control ventilation. In some instances, the lung compliance system includes a lung compartment, a simulated lung positioned within the lung compartment, where the lung compartment defines an available volume for the simulated lung to expand into and where the available volume for the simulated lung to expand into is adjustable to control a compliance of the simulated lung.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Gaumard Scientific Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Alberto Rodriguez, Miguel Carvajal, Victor I. Fernandez