Patents Examined by Beverly M. Flanagan
  • Patent number: RE48007
    Abstract: A wound dressing provides a tenacious occlusive seal against the skin of a wearer, even in the presence of excessive blood or heavy perspiration. The preferred embodiment combines an adhesive backing layer with a hydrogel island providing superior hydrophilic gel adhesion. The product performs under extreme temperatures (i.e., 32-140° F.), and may be used to hold other dressings in place. The preferred embodiments are entirely translucent, and include a large pull-tab for easy removal. Two dressings may be packaged in a pliable re-sealable protective pouch, thereby forming a portable “kit.” Different “vented” embodiments are disclosed. A preferred structure includes a cover layer peripherally bonded to backing and hydrogel layers having a central aperture therethrough. The cover layer has one or more vent holes, and pressure is released through the central aperture and out the vent hole(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Medical Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Shulman, Stuart Shulman, Jahan Azziz
  • Patent number: RE48076
    Abstract: A non-invasive venous pressure measurement apparatus is provided, including: a first cuff attached to a portion including a vein and an artery in a living body; a pressure control unit that changes a first applied pressure applied by the cuff to the portion; a pulse wave detection unit that detects a pulse wave from a pressure received by the cuff from the portion; another pulse wave detection unit that detects another pulse wave including at least an arterial pulse wave in another portion of the living body; an analyzing unit that analyzes a correlation between the two pulse waves, which are changed as the applied pressure is changed by the pressure control unit changes; and a venous pressure calculation unit that calculates a venous pressure based on the applied pressure and a result of analysis by the analyzing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: NIHON KOHDEN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Teiji Ukawa, Tsuneo Takayanagi, Haruka Morimoto, Tatsuo Nishihara, Tatsuo Yoshida, Shiro Adachi, Mitsushi Hyogo
  • Patent number: RE48096
    Abstract: A blank for being repeatably assembled into a box configuration without the use of adhesives. The blank has a bottom panel, a side panel foldably attached to the bottom panel, an end panel foldably attached to the bottom panel, and a locking structure configured to secure the side panel and the end panel in respective orthogonal positions with respect to the bottom panel. The locking structure includes an overlay panel foldably attached to the end panel and foldable toward an overlying position in which it overlies a portion of the side panel. The locking structure also includes a slot in the bottom panel, a flap foldably attached to the bottom panel and extending into the slot, and a tab foldably attached to the overlay panel for being lockingly received in the slot to secure the overlay panel in the overlying position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Inteplast Group Corporation
    Inventor: Gregory A. Carman
  • Patent number: RE48115
    Abstract: A display case door for a product storage device includes a transparent unit through which products within the product storage device are visible. The transparent unit includes a transparent LCD panel configured to present visual media content. The display case door further includes an electrical hinge pin rotatably coupling the display case door to the product storage device and one or more electrical conductors extending through the electrical hinge pin. The electrical conductors deliver the visual media content to the transparent LCD panel from a remote data source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Anthony, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul J. Artwohl, Jeffery W. Nicholson, Mark Sandnes
  • Patent number: RE48119
    Abstract: An antibiotic delivery system including an intramedullary stem that is adapted to be removably mounted into a medullary canal of a bone. The stem includes a body having an inlet adapted to be in fluid communication with a source of liquid-borne antibiotic and a plurality of outlets disposed along the stem. A channel extends between the inlet and the plurality of outlets for delivering a fluid-borne antibiotic from the inlet to the plurality of outlets so as to distribute the antibiotic along the medullary canal in a controlled fashion. A method of treating an infected joint during a two-stage re-implantation of an orthopedic implant is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Joint Purification Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian C. de Beaubien
  • Patent number: RE48163
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for shaping bone voids during revision procedures of total knee replacements. The systems disclosed herein generally include a cannulated reamer assembly, a reaming guide assembly, a guide tube assembly, a trial stem assembly, and an optional insertion/removal tool. Metaphyseal reconstruction devices can be used to fill the bone voids in conjunction with the systems and methods disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Howmedica Osteonics Corp.
    Inventors: Steven Primiano, Damon J. Servidio, Mark Mooradian, Jeffery Arnett
  • Patent number: RE48181
    Abstract: An endoscopy capsule having an image collecting capacity includes a deformable member configured to inflate when exposed to body liquid. The deformable member includes an effervescent material. When the effervescent reacts with water the resulting Carbon-Dioxide gas reduces the specific gravity of the endoscopy capsule. The capsule is contained within a shell or dome when swallowed. The shell or dome is configured dissolve in either a low or high pH environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: CAPSOVISION INC
    Inventors: Mikael Trollsas, Phat Trinh, Mark Hadley, Kang-Huai Wang, Gordon Cook Wilson, Ganyu Lu
  • Patent number: RE48197
    Abstract: A leadless pacing device (LPD) includes a motion sensor configured to generate a motion signal as a function of heart movement. The LPD is configured to analyze the motion signal within an atrial contraction detection window that begins an atrial contraction detection delay period after activation of the ventricle, and detect a contraction of an atrium of the heart based on the analysis of the motion signal within the atrial contraction detection window. If the LPD does not detect a ventricular depolarization subsequent to the atrial contraction, e.g., with an atrio-ventricular (AV) interval beginning when the atrial contraction was detected, the LPD delivers a ventricular pacing pulse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Yong K. Cho, Aleksandre T. Sambelashvili, Todd J. Sheldon
  • Patent number: RE48198
    Abstract: Disclosed is a loading space variable refrigeration system of a refrigerator vehicle, which can vary a loading space in a refrigeration trailer of a refrigerator vehicle according to volume of loads, thereby reducing fuel and oil costs for cool-air supply and can rapidly vary the loading space through simple operator manipulation. The refrigeration system includes a horizontal bulkhead moving in an upper space of the refrigeration trailer and defining the upper space and a vertical bulkhead moving in a rear space of the refrigeration trailer and defining the rear space, wherein an uncooling region is set in a cooling space of the refrigeration trailer by the horizontal and vertical bulkheads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Inventors: Hyun-Soo Lee, A-Gi Kim
  • Patent number: RE48215
    Abstract: A lace closure system may include a low friction guide that defines the turning radius and direction of a lace which, though tension, pulls two or more panels toward each other. The lace closure system may include a fixator that defines a slot into which the lace is led, containing multiple engagement surfaces that, when the lace is wrapped into the slot, serve to engage the lace preventing unwanted loosening. The lace closure system may include a ring onto which the lace is attached, to assist in applying manual tension to the lace. The ring may be shaped and sized to removably attach to an outer perimeter of the fixator after excess lace has been wrapped into the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: BOA Technology Inc.
    Inventor: Roger T. Neiley
  • Patent number: RE48235
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a lead includes forming an elongated multi-lumen conductor guide defining a central stylet lumen and a plurality of conductor lumens arranged around the stylet lumen. The multi-lumen conductor guide is twisted to form at least one helical section where the plurality of conductor lumens each forms a helical pathway around the stylet lumen. Each of the helical pathways of the at least one helical section has a pitch that is no less than 0.04 turns per centimeter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC NEUROMODULATION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Andrew DiGiore, Thomas Lopez
  • Patent number: RE48306
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a stair exercise device for simulating stair climbing, the device having a plurality of steps which are activated by the weight of a person walking up them. A stationary platform at the base of the stair exercise device sends a signal to a controller to bring the exercise device to a controlled stop when an operator steps onto the platform. The steps of the exercise device stop in a predetermined location when the exercise device comes to a controlled stop, ensuring proper step location to allow the operator to easily enter and exit the exercise device. Steps have a step platform of a different color than the risers between steps to aid in foot placement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson Health Tech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mrako A. Fenster, Derek L. Nelson, Chih-Ming Lai, Kung-Lung Lai, Chieh-Wen Lin, Ming-Hsin Chi, Chinh-Kuo Huang, Yung-Fa Wang
  • Patent number: RE48319
    Abstract: Techniques and systems for monitoring cardiac arrhythmias and delivering electrical stimulation therapy using a subcutaneous device (e.g. subcutaneous implantable (SD)) is described. In one or more other embodiments, SD is implanted into a patient's heart. Electrical signals are then sensed which includes moderately lengthened QRS duration data from the patient's heart. A determination is made as to whether cardiac resynchronization pacing therapy (CRT pacing) is appropriate based upon the moderately lengthened QRS duration in the sensed electrical signals. The CRT pacing pulses are delivered to the heart using electrodes. In one or more embodiments, the SD can switch between fusion pacing and biventricular pacing based upon data (e.g. moderately lengthened QRS, etc.) sensed from the heart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventor: Aleksandre T. Sambelashvili
  • Patent number: RE48366
    Abstract: A tag for positioning on containers for carrying item(s). The tag includes a base layer having a second status identifier that comprises a status identification symbol. The tag also includes a front layer having a top portion and a bottom portion and a removable tab connecting the top portion and the bottom portion. The bottom portion and the top portion are secured to the base layer. When the front layer is secured to the base layer, the front layer covers the second status identifier. The removable tab includes a first status identifier that is visible when the tab is retained to the front layer and, when the tab is removed, the second status identifier is visible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Inventors: Phillip Van Gorp, Samuel Curnow
  • Patent number: RE48416
    Abstract: A movable wall panel system induces a plurality of movable wall panels. A first electrical connector of one panel is automatically coupled to a second electrical connector of an adjacent panel as the panels are moved from a folded storage position to an extended use position to electrically couple the adjacent panels together automatically. At least one of the plurality of panels has an electrical receptacle coupled to its associated first and second electrical connectors to provide an electrical power outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Modernfold, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan Thomas Welch, Robert Kevin Schuyler
  • Patent number: RE48460
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method of straddling an intraosseous nerve with an energy transmitting device to improve the therapeutic treatment of the nerve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Relievant Medsystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Pellegrino, Paula Papineau, John S. Crombie, Samit Patel, Thomas Ryan
  • Patent number: RE48485
    Abstract: Improved methods and devices for performing an endoscopic surgery are provided. Systems are taught for operatively treating gastrointestinal disorders endoscopically in a stable, yet dynamic operative environment, and in a minimally-invasive manner. Such systems include, for example, an endoscopic surgical suite. The surgical suite can have a reversibly-expandable retractor that expands to provide a stable, operative environment within a subject. The expansion can be asymmetric around a stabilizer subsystem to maximize space for a tool and an endoscope to each be maneuvered independently to visualize a target tissue and treat the target tissue from outside the patient in a minimally invasive manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Piskun, John To, Mariel Fabro, Brian Tang, Sergey Kantsevoy
  • Patent number: RE48538
    Abstract: A ceiling fan includes blade (11) that is integrally formed of root (12), vane (13), and step (14) for maintaining vane (13) in a state inclined from horizontal. Blade (11) includes bend (16) on upstream side (11c), first reinforcement (17) on upstream downstream side (11c) (11b), and a plurality of second reinforcements (18) between bend (16) and first reinforcement (17). First reinforcement length (17a) is longer than second reinforcement length (18a). Further, the ceiling fan includes blade drop prevention portion (37) for locking blade (11) to support (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Mangement Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kuramochi, Hironari Ogata, Daiki Sakito
  • Patent number: RE48597
    Abstract: Improved methods and devices for performing an endoscopic surgery are provided. Systems are taught for operatively treating gastrointestinal disorders endoscopically in a stable, yet dynamic operative environment, and in a minimally-invasive manner. Such systems include, for example, an endoscopic surgical suite. The surgical suite can have a reversibly-expandable retractor that expands to provide a stable, operative environment within a subject. The expansion can be asymmetric around a stabilizer subsystem to maximize space for a tool and an endoscope to each be maneuvered independently to visualize a target tissue and treat the target tissue from outside the patient in a minimally invasive manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Piskun, John To, Mariel Fabro, Brian Tang, Sergey Kantsevoy
  • Patent number: RE48598
    Abstract: A laryngoscope device for use in the performance of direct laryngoscopy, the device including a laryngoscope blade portion connectable to a laryngoscope handle through a connector, the laryngoscope blade comprising an ultraviolet light, a white light and an imaging or viewing device at the same distance relative to the distal end of the laryngoscope blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Salter Labs
    Inventors: James P. Tenger, Leslie A. Tenger, John R. Hicks