Patents Assigned to Gaymar Industries, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20120060295
    Abstract: A gelatinous elastomeric cushion having decreased shear forces applied to the patient by altering the gelatinous elastomeric configuration in certain areas. For example, the decreased gelatinous elastomeric material does not have secondary walls align with each other. Alternatively, the cushion has different gelatinous configurations in different sections of the cushion to intentionally elongate the walls to decrease the shear pressure applied to the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Applicant: GAYMAR INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Roland E. Flick, David M. Robbins
  • Patent number: 8021406
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a thermoregulatory device. The device has a first layer, a second layer, an enclosure, an inlet and a liquid absorbing material. The first layer has a first interior surface, and a first exterior surface. The second layer has a second interior surface and a second exterior surface. The enclosure is formed by sealing and/or attaching the first interior surface to the second interior surface. The inlet directs a liquid into the enclosure. The liquid absorbing material is positioned (a) at and/or near an aperture that allows a liquid to contact the liquid absorbing material; or (b) on the first exterior surface that is of a material that allows the liquid to contact the liquid absorbing material. In addition, the application is directed a method of using the thermoregulatory device to transfer the liquid's thermal energy from the enclosure to a patient's skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Gaymar Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Karl Cazzini, Joel T. Jusiak
  • Patent number: 7972287
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a device that provides thermal energy therapy, compression therapy and negative pressure therapy simultaneously and/or in conjunction with each therapy. The outcome of the present invention is that a patient's bodily fluids can be maintained, controlled, and/or adjusted with decreased medication dependence. Using these three therapies individually does not obtain these desired results of controlling, maintaining or adjusting the patient's bodily fluid. This combination of therapies is beneficial to the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Gaymar Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas P. Stewart, Karl Hans Cazzini, Donald Woodworth
  • Patent number: 7954186
    Abstract: A cushioning device having a first deep cell inflatable bladder, a first restraint structure, a pump and an attachment. The first deep cell inflatable bladder has a first side, a second side, an upper surface and a lower surface. The first restraint structure has a top surface and a bottom surface. The pump has (a) a maximum inflation mode that inflates the first deep cell inflatable bladder so the bladder's upper surface and the first restraint's top surface are in or approximately in the same plane and (b) a normal operating inflation mode that provides sufficient inflation to (A) prevent the first bladder's upper surface from contacting the first bladder's lower surface, (B) decrease (i) the formation of debuticus ulcers on a patient and (ii) the patient's tissue interface pressure, and (C) allow the restraint structure to inhibit and/or restrain the patient from rolling off the first deep cell inflatable bladder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: Gaymar Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Roland E. Flick
  • Publication number: 20110030144
    Abstract: A cushioning device has a first material and an opposing second material that are sealed together at the peripheral edges to form a first (right) side, a first (head) end, a second (left) side, and a second (foot) end. Positioned between the first material and the second material is a middle material. The middle material has a top side, a bottom side, a first gap between the first side and the middle material and a second gap between the second side and the middle material. In addition, the first material is sealed to the middle material's top side at a first set of locations to form a first set of interior welds. The second surface is sealed to the middle material's bottom surface at a second set of locations to form a second set of interior welds. The first set of interior welds on the middle material's top surface and the second set of interior welds on the middle material's bottom surface are not superimposed on each other or overlap each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2009
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Applicant: GAYMAR INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Roland E. Flick, Scott Endress, Edward Mazzu
  • Publication number: 20110010865
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a gelastic cushion. The gelastic cushion is made from a conventional gelastic composition. The gelastic cushion has a structure having a first wall that defines an opening area and buckles when a force is applied to the first wall. When the first wall buckles a predetermined amount, a second wall, interconnected to the first wall, also buckles. The second wall decreases the chance that the first wall bottoms out. Bottoming out increases the pressure on the patient (a.k.a., the force) overlying the gelastic cushion. That increased pressure is undesirable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2010
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Applicant: GAYMAR INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Roland E. Flick, Joel T. Jusiak
  • Patent number: 7827636
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a gelastic cushion. The gelastic cushion is made from a conventional gelastic composition. The gelastic cushion has a structure having a first wall that defines an opening area and buckles when a force is applied to the first wall. When the first wall buckles a predetermined amount, a second wall, interconnected to the first wall, also buckles. The second wall decreases the chance that the first wall bottoms out. Bottoming out increases the pressure on the patient (a.k.a., the force) overlying the gelastic cushion. That increased pressure is undesirable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: Gaymar Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Roland E. Flick, Joel T. Jusiak
  • Patent number: 7823234
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a gelastic cushion. The gelastic cushion is made from a conventional gelastic composition. The gelastic cushion has a structure having a first wall that defines an opening area and buckles when a force is applied to the first wall. When the first wall buckles a predetermined amount, a second wall, interconnected to the first wall, also buckles. The second wall decreases the chance that the first wall bottoms out. Bottoming out increases the pressure on the patient (a.k.a., the force) overlying the gelastic cushion. That increased pressure is undesirable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: Gaymar Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Roland E. Flick, Joel T. Jusiak
  • Patent number: 7823233
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a gelastic cushion. The gelastic cushion is made from a conventional gelastic composition. The gelastic cushion has a structure having a first wall that defines an opening area and buckles when a force is applied to the first wall. When the first wall buckles a predetermined amount, a second wall, interconnected to the first wall, also buckles. The second wall decreases the chance that the first wall bottoms out. Bottoming out increases the pressure on the patient (a.k.a., the force) overlying the gelastic cushion. That increased pressure is undesirable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: Gaymar Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Roland E. Flick, Joel T. Jusiak
  • Patent number: 7793902
    Abstract: A medical instrument device interconnection system decreases the vibrational effects on a hospital pole. The medical device is contained in a case and the case has a first clamping member, a first biasing apparatus, a second clamping member, a second biasing apparatus, and a pole receiving trench. Each clamping member has a preferred position, an attachment position and a maximum tension position. In the preferred position the respective biasing members position the respective clamping member's distal end as close to each other as possible which inhibits a conventional hospital pole from entering the pole receiving trench. To obtain the maximum tension position, the person positioning the medical instrument device on the hospital pole aligns the pole receiving trench with the hospital pole so the hospital pole contacts the clamping members' exterior surface in the preferred position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: Gaymar Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Buchanan, Rob Colonna
  • Publication number: 20100218317
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a gelastic cushion. The gelastic cushion is made from a conventional gelastic composition. The gelastic cushion has a structure having a first wall that defines an opening area and buckles when a force is applied to the first wall. When the first wall buckles a predetermined amount, a second wall, interconnected to the first wall, also buckles. The second wall decreases the chance that the first wall bottoms out. Bottoming out increases the pressure on the patient (a.k.a., the force) overlying the gelastic cushion. That increased pressure is undesirable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2010
    Publication date: September 2, 2010
    Applicant: GAYMAR INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Roland E. Flick, Joel T. Jusiak
  • Publication number: 20100207294
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a gelastic cushion. The gelastic cushion is made from a conventional gelastic composition. The gelastic cushion has a structure having a first wall that defines an opening area and buckles when a force is applied to the first wall. When the first wall buckles a predetermined amount, a second wall, interconnected to the first wall, also buckles. The second wall decreases the chance that the first wall bottoms out. Bottoming out increases the pressure on the patient (a.k.a., the force) overlying the gelastic cushion. That increased pressure is undesirable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2010
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Applicant: GAYMAR INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Roland E. Flick, Joel T. Jusiak
  • Publication number: 20100199437
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a gelastic cushion. The gelastic cushion is made from a conventional gelastic composition. The gelastic cushion has a structure having a first wall that defines an opening area and buckles when a force is applied to the first wall. When the first wall buckles a predetermined amount, a second wall, interconnected to the first wall, also buckles. The second wall decreases the chance that the first wall bottoms out. Bottoming out increases the pressure on the patient (a.k.a., the force) overlying the gelastic cushion. That increased pressure is undesirable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2010
    Publication date: August 12, 2010
    Applicant: GAYMAR INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Roland E. Flick, Joel T. Jusiak
  • Patent number: 7730566
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a gelastic cushion. The gelastic cushion is made from a conventional gelastic composition. The gelastic cushion has a structure having a first wall that defines an opening area and buckles when a force is applied to the first wall. When the first wall buckles a predetermined amount, a second wall, interconnected to the first wall, also buckles. The second wall decreases the chance that the first wall bottoms out. Bottoming out increases the pressure on the patient (a.k.a., the force) overlying the gelastic cushion. That increased pressure is undesirable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: Gaymar Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Roland E. Flick, Joel T. Jusiak
  • Publication number: 20100106230
    Abstract: A negative pressure, thermal energy device has an enclosure that receives a patient's body part. The body part is positioned in the enclosure and contacts a thermal energy contacting surface. The thermal energy contacting surface transfers its thermal energy to the body part. While in the enclosure, the body part is also exposed to a negative pressure to cause vasodilation. The combination of the vasodilation and the thermal energy transfer alter the patient's body core temperature. To ensure the body part remains in contact with the thermal contacting surface, the enclosure has a portion thereof that moves when negative pressure is in the enclosure. When the negative pressure is applied, the deforming enclosure material is pulled toward the body part to provide a positive pressure on the body part that ensures the body part effectively contacts the thermal energy contacting surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2008
    Publication date: April 29, 2010
    Applicant: GAYMAR INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Richard Buchanan, Greg Pepe, Gerard E. Kedge, Marcus B. Vail
  • Publication number: 20100071137
    Abstract: A fluid bladder system has a conventional fluid bladder and a resilient member in the fluid bladder. The resilient member is of a size that it allows the fluid in the fluid bladder to be the principal support applied to the patient. The resilient member only applies a force to the patient only after the patient displaces the fluid in the fluid bladder so the resilient structure is the only entity that inhibits the patient from bottoming out.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2008
    Publication date: March 25, 2010
    Applicant: Gaymar Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Doehler, James H. Price
  • Publication number: 20090246449
    Abstract: A cushioning element has a first gelastic cushion element made from a flexible, resilient, gel cushioning media having shape memory. The first gelastic cushion element has a first hub section, and a first spoke and a second spoke. Each spoke has a proximal end that extends from the first hub section. Each distal end and the spoke area between the distal end and the proximal end does not interconnect to the other spoke, and/or a second gelastic cushion element having a second hub section and corresponding spokes. Each distal end is positioned near and/or contacts the second gelastic cushion element. At least one of the first hub section, the first spoke and the second spoke is capable of buckling beneath a protuberance that is located on the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2009
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Applicant: GAYMAR INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventor: Joel T. Jusiak
  • Publication number: 20090143844
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a convective thermal unit. The convective thermal unit has the conventional blower that directs ambient air to a heating element, the heating element heats the air and the heated air is directed into a conduit. The conduit directs the heated air into a receiving unit like a blanket positioned over a patient. A difference between the prior art and the present invention is the incorporation of a shape memory polymer and/or alloy material into the conduit to ensure the conduit does not contact the ground when the convective thermal unit is not being used or not providing the desired thermal energy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2007
    Publication date: June 4, 2009
    Applicant: Gaymar Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Karl H. Cazzini
  • Publication number: 20090112298
    Abstract: A thermal energy transfer pad is disclosed. The thermal energy transfer pad has a first flexible, thermal energy transfer sheet and a second flexible, thermal energy transfer sheet. The first flexible, thermal energy transfer sheet (a) is made of a first fluid impervious material, (b) has a perimeter measurement of A prior to manufacturing and (c) has a first thermal energy transfer thickness. The first flexible, thermal energy transfer sheet is molded to form fluid path troughs defined by interior protuberances and the first sheet's perimeter edge. That molding alters the first flexible, thermal energy transfer sheet's perimeter measurement to B, which is less than A. The second thermal energy transfer sheet (a) is made of a second fluid impervious material, (b) has a perimeter measurement of B and (c) has a second thermal energy transfer thickness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2008
    Publication date: April 30, 2009
    Applicant: GAYMAR INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Joel T. Jusiak, Karl H. Cazzini
  • Publication number: 20090106898
    Abstract: A mattress system has a cover, a crib, and a fluid bladder system. The crib surrounds the perimeter of the fluid bladder system and the cover overlies the top surface of the crib and fluid bladder system. The fluid bladder systems provide at least one conventional bladder therapy to a patient positioned on the mattress system. The fluid bladder system interconnects to the crib to not form a hammock effect so the crib functions as a restraint. The fluid bladder is also designed to bottom out to form an exterior cavity. A second cushion is inserted into the exterior cavity and positioned so the crib continues to function as a restraint. The second cushion provides a therapy to the patient that is different from the fluid bladder system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2008
    Publication date: April 30, 2009
    Applicant: GAYMAR INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Roland E. Flick, Karl H. Cazzini