Patents Assigned to Sage Products, LLC
  • Publication number: 20220142842
    Abstract: A patient support device includes a sheet configured to be placed beneath the patient in use and a plurality of straps connected to the sheet and configured for use in moving, lifting, turning, and/or positioning the patient. The straps may include one or more retractable straps that each have a stretchable retraction strap connected thereto and configured for retracting the retractable strap. The straps may also include one or more central support straps connected to the sheet in an area positioned between the legs of the patient. The sheet may also include a head support for supporting the patient's head, which head support may also include one or more straps. The straps may be connected to a hoist, which is then used to lift the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2022
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Sage Products, LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. Rigoni, Garret W. Sweetwood, Gregory T. Davis, Paul M. Fowler
  • Patent number: 11324652
    Abstract: An inflatable device for lifting a patient includes an inflatable body having a top sheet and a bottom sheet attached along opposing side edges and forming at least one cavity there between, and a plurality of connecting members extending outwardly from the opposing side edges of the inflatable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Sage Products, LLC
    Inventors: Curtis L. Hollabaugh, Michael P. Flores, Daniel R. Ulreich, Corey A. Bochat
  • Patent number: 11317708
    Abstract: An oral fluid delivery device is described. The device includes a housing forming at least one cavity. The cavity includes at least two reservoirs, a first reservoir and a second reservoir. The device also includes an elongated neck with a distal end having at least one distal opening for passage of a fluid, a proximal end, and a channel fluidly connected to the distal opening. The device also includes a cap at the proximal end of the elongated neck. The cap includes at least one aperture aligned with the channel of the elongated neck and is rotatably coupled to the housing such that rotating the cap relative to the housing selectively aligns the aperture with a first reservoir opening to provide fluid communication between the first reservoir and the channel, or aligns the aperture with a second reservoir opening to provide fluid communication between the second reservoir and the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Sage Products, LLC
    Inventors: Ronald Cagle, David Beck
  • Publication number: 20220117815
    Abstract: A system for use with a bed having a frame and a supporting surface includes a sheet having a bottom surface configured to be placed above the supporting surface and a top surface opposite the bottom surface, and a wedge having a wedge body with a base wall, a ramp surface, and a back wall, wherein the base wall has a base engagement member configured to engage a surface of the bed to form a selective gliding assembly that resists movement of the wedge with respect to the bed in a direction extending from the back wall toward the apex, and wherein the base engagement member is configured as a patch, the patch covering only a first portion of the base wall such that edges of the engagement members are spaced from edges of the base wall to allow a second portion of the base wall to be exposed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2022
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Applicant: Sage Products, LLC
    Inventors: Paul M. Fowler, Craig S. Golden
  • Patent number: 11291295
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to oral care systems and devices. An oral care system includes a container defining an interior portion. The container includes a repository provided within the interior portion and configured to hold a fluid, and a barrier configured to maintain the fluid separate from the interior portion. The barrier is configured to be breached to expose the interior portion to the fluid. The system further includes a tube configured to slide in the interior portion of the container. The tube includes a distal end configured to breach the barrier when the tube is moved in a direction of the fluid in the repository.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Sage Products, LLC
    Inventors: Paul Michael Fowler, Ronald Christopher Cagle, Theresa L. Sebastian, Daniel R. Ulreich, Jodi Marie Balbinot, Kristin Marie Sexton
  • Publication number: 20220071734
    Abstract: A system includes a hand hygiene dispenser comprising a housing comprising an input for detecting hand sanitizing events when hand sanitizer is dispensed from a container, and a memory for storing the hand sanitizing events, a computing device configured to receive data from the hand hygiene dispenser regarding when one or more hand sanitizing events have occurred, and a calculation module configured to detect whether a predetermined amount of hand sanitizing solution is used, wherein detecting whether the predetermined amount of hand sanitizing solution is used including detecting a number of dispenser activations, measuring, by a sensor in communication with the calculation module, an amount of hand sanitizing solution within the container, and comparing the number of dispenser activations with the measured amount of hand sanitizing solution in the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2021
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Applicant: Sage Products, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory T. Davis, David Beck, Ronald C. Cagle, Jessica Farrell
  • Patent number: 11266557
    Abstract: A system includes an inflatable device having a top sheet of material and a bottom sheet of material, wherein the top sheet of material is connected to the bottom sheet of material thereby defining a cavity therebetween to be inflated. The device further includes a plurality of passages in the bottom sheet extending from the cavity to an exterior of the device, wherein the passages are configured to permit air to pass from the cavity to the exterior of the device. The inflatable device further includes a plurality of inflation-limiting members connecting the top sheet to the bottom sheet, and an input configured for receiving air to inflate the device. The system further includes an absorbent body pad configured to be positioned between the top sheet of material and a patient positioned on the inflatable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: SAGE PRODUCTS, LLC
    Inventors: Ryan A. Alvarez, David P. Beck, Jay Roberts, Michael J. Rigoni, Garret W. Sweetwood, Hester C. Fletcher, Thomas Keaty, Jr., Gregory T. Davis, Paul H. Hanifl
  • Patent number: 11229570
    Abstract: A patient support device includes a sheet configured to be placed beneath the patient in use and a plurality of straps connected to the sheet and configured for use in moving, lifting, turning, and/or positioning the patient. The straps may include one or more retractable straps that each have a stretchable retraction strap connected thereto and configured for retracting the retractable strap. The straps may also include one or more central support straps connected to the sheet in an area positioned between the legs of the patient. The sheet may also include a head support for supporting the patient's head, which head support may also include one or more straps. The straps may be connected to a hoist, which is then used to lift the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Sage Products, LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. Rigoni, Garret W. Sweetwood, Gregory T. Davis, Paul M. Fowler
  • Patent number: 11213447
    Abstract: A system for use with a bed having a frame and a supporting surface includes a sheet having a bottom surface configured to be placed above the supporting surface and a top surface opposite the bottom surface, the sheet having a sheet engagement member positioned on the bottom surface; and a wedge comprising a wedge body having a base wall, a ramp surface, and a back wall, the ramp surface joined to the base wall to form an apex and having a ramp engagement member. The ramp engagement member is configured to engage the sheet engagement member to form a selective gliding assembly that resists movement of the sheet with respect to the ramp surface in a first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Sage Products, LLC
    Inventors: Paul M. Fowler, Craig S. Golden
  • Patent number: 11123153
    Abstract: A method for ensuring hand hygiene compliance may include tracking dispensing of a plurality hand hygiene dispensers having hand sanitizer. Each hand hygiene dispenser can be associated with an individual user. A processor may determine dispensing rates of the plurality of hand hygiene dispensers for a plurality of predetermined time periods and each of the plurality of the hand hygiene dispensers is identified with an individual user. The average dispensing rate can be calculated taking a predetermined number of highest dispensing rates out of the plurality of predetermined time periods. The rates can be displayed to the users, and the users can be notified of proper hand hygiene compliance or if the average dispensing rate falls below a target threshold rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Sage Products, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory T. Davis, David Beck, Ronald C. Cagle, Jessica Farrell
  • Publication number: 20210275371
    Abstract: An apparatus is configured for use with a chair having a supporting surface, and includes a bottom member adapted to be placed above the supporting surface of the chair. The bottom member includes a cushioning member in the form of a bladder. The bladder includes at least two internal chambers. A first of the at least two internal chambers extends from a rear edge disposed inwardly proximate a center of the bladder and a second of the at least two internal chambers extends peripherally around three inner sides of the first internal chamber. The apparatus further includes a top member having a bottom surface positioned in confronting relation to the bottom member and a top surface opposite the bottom surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Applicant: Sage Products, LLC
    Inventors: Paul M. Fowler, Craig S. Golden
  • Patent number: 11013647
    Abstract: An apparatus is configured for use with a chair having a supporting surface, and includes a bottom member having a cushioning member, the bottom member adapted to be placed above the supporting surface. The bottom member has a rear edge adapted to be placed proximate a rear of the chair and a front edge opposite the rear edge. The apparatus further includes a top member having a bottom surface positioned in confronting relation to the bottom member and a top surface opposite the bottom surface. The top member and the bottom member are connected to each other along at least one of the front and rear edges, and at least a portion of the top member is slidable with respect to the bottom member. The apparatus further includes a second cushioning member connected to a rear end of the apparatus and adapted to extend upward from the rear end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Sage Products, LLC
    Inventors: Paul M. Fowler, Craig S. Golden
  • Patent number: 11000401
    Abstract: A urine collection device includes a collection member extending from a proximal end to a distal end. The proximal end includes an opening that provides access to an internal cavity of the collection member. The internal cavity includes a first chamber in fluid communication with a second chamber. The urine collection device includes a spacer in the second chamber, a first attachment member extending from a bottom wall of the collection member at the proximal end, a second attachment member extending from a top wall of the collection member at the proximal end, and an outlet for egressing urine from the internal cavity of the collection member. The first attachment member defines an aperture. The collection member is suitable to (i) direct urine from the first chamber to the second chamber and (ii) direct the urine in the second chamber distally toward the outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Sage Products, LLC
    Inventors: Brian J. Ecklund, Kristin M. Sexton, Alex D. Kea, Daniel R. Ulreich
  • Patent number: 10987267
    Abstract: An inflatable device includes a top sheet of material and a bottom sheet of material, wherein the top sheet of material is connected to the bottom sheet of material thereby defining a cavity therebetween to be inflated. The device further includes a plurality of passages in the bottom sheet extending from the cavity to an exterior of the device, wherein the passages are configured to permit air to pass from the cavity to the exterior of the device and to flow between a bottom surface of the device and a supporting surface upon which the device is configured to rest. The inflatable device further includes a plurality of inflation-limiting members connecting the top sheet to the bottom sheet, and an input configured for receiving air to inflate the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Sage Products, LLC
    Inventors: Ryan A. Alvarez, David P. Beck, Jay Roberts, Michael J. Rigoni, Garret W. Sweetwood, Hester C. Fletcher, Thomas Keaty, Jr., Gregory T. Davis, Paul H. Hanifl
  • Patent number: 10987510
    Abstract: A method of electrically stimulating a target muscle of a patient includes placing at least one stimulation electrode in electrical contact with the target muscle and applying an electrical signal to the stimulation electrode. The method further includes obtaining a signal from a sensing element placed on the patient, wherein the sensing element is configured to detect at least one biological parameter of the patient associated with contraction of the target muscle caused by the application of the electrical signal, and adapting stimulation of the target muscle by the at least one stimulation electrode using the obtained signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Sage Products, LLC
    Inventor: Brian J. Fahey
  • Publication number: 20210113396
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a sheet having a top surface, a bottom surface, a first lateral side, and a second lateral side, a first flap coupled to the bottom surface proximate the first lateral side, a second flap coupled to the bottom surface proximate the second lateral side and longitudinally offset from the first flap, a first strap coupled to the first flap, and a second strap coupled to the second flap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: Sage Products, LLC
    Inventors: Hester C. Fletcher, Daniel Robert Ulreich, Curtis L. Hollabaugh, Paul M. Fowler, Gregory T. Davis
  • Publication number: 20210113397
    Abstract: A system for use with a bed having a frame and a supporting surface includes a sheet having a bottom surface placed above the supporting surface of the bed, a top surface, and a plurality of tether straps connected to and extending from the sheet. Each tether strap is configured for connection to the bed. The bottom surface is at least partially formed of a low friction material, and the top surface is at least partially formed of a high friction material, such that the top surface provides greater slipping resistance than the bottom surface. The tether straps include at least two pairs of tether straps, with one pair connected proximate a top edge of the sheet and another pair connected proximate a bottom edge of the sheet. The sheet may further include a sliding member on the bottom surface to assist in lateral sliding of the sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: Sage Products, LLC
    Inventors: Larry Ponsi, James Layer
  • Patent number: D912990
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Sage Products, LLC
    Inventors: Ronald Christopher Cagle, Paul Michael Fowler, Timothy J. Rapinchuk
  • Patent number: D934302
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Sage Products, LLC
    Inventors: Brian J. Ecklund, Jeffrey A. Kennedy
  • Patent number: D944016
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Sage Products, LLC
    Inventors: Paul Michael Fowler, Ronald C. Cagle, Theresa L. Sebastian, Timothy J. Rapinchuk