Patents Examined by Bradley Philips
  • Patent number: 10137318
    Abstract: A demand regulator (1) for aircraft breathing device (100) comprising: —a respiratory chamber (9) supplied with respiratory gas comprising breathable gas and dilution gas, —a breathable gas supply line (12, 13), —a dilution gas supply line (14, 15), —a first adjusting device (50, 60) of non-electrical type adjusting the pressure in the respiratory chamber (9), and —a second adjusting device (22, 24, 40, 41-49) adjusting the rate of dilution gas in the respiratory gas supplied to the respiratory chamber (9), the second adjusting device comprising a dilution valve (24) disposed in the dilution gas supply line (14, 15), a sensor (41-49) and an electrical control unit (40) adjusting the rate of dilution gas in the respiratory gas by controlling the dilution valve (24).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Zodiac Aerotechnics
    Inventor: Matthieu Fromage
  • Patent number: 10123912
    Abstract: A foldable absorbent apparatus to ameliorate bleeding of a wound which includes a first and second absorbent pad layer to absorb a fluid, and a malleable material layer enclosed within the first and second absorbent layer configured to be formed in various shapes, wherein the malleable material allows the first and second absorbent pad layers to be formed in various shapes to apply a pressure to a wound while at the same time absorbing fluids from the wound to promote healing of the wound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventor: Steven Lepke
  • Patent number: 10118007
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a catheter for ventilating a patient, with a ventilation channel for alternately delivering and removing air and/or oxygen to and from the patient's airways, the catheter having a maximum external diameter of at most 6 mm, preferably 2 to 5 mm, and the ventilation channel having an open end, and a connector end for connection to a gas flow reversing element. According to the invention, the catheter is provided with means or elements for measuring the pressure outside the ventilation channel near the open end. The catheter preferably has a pressure measurement channel, with an open measurement end near the open end of the ventilation channel, and a measurement connector piece for connecting a pressure display device. Of particular advantage is a catheter with an expansion body (cuff) that is fluidically connected to a supply channel through which the expansion body can be increased or reduced in size by means of a fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: VENTINOVA TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventor: Dietmar Enk
  • Patent number: 10105508
    Abstract: This invention relates to a headgear comprising a semi-rigid frame engageable with the head of a user and a releasable connection system for releasable connection with a user interface, wherein the frame extends generally about a rear region of a user's head, generally about an upper region of a user's head, and generally about an ear or both ears of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited, Inc.
    Inventors: Laurence Gulliver, Charles William Douglas Irving, Michael Paul Ronayne
  • Patent number: 10085899
    Abstract: A disposable diaper for pets, having: a rear-side waist area; a stomach-side waist area; a crotch area; a rear-side flap section; a stomach-side flap section; and a tail insertion opening. At least either the rear-side flap section or the stomach-side flap section have an identification area. A determination can be made that there is a problem with the state of the rear-side flap section, on the basis of visual inspection information about the identification area, said visual inspection being performed externally on the disposable diaper for pets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: UNICHARM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Daisuke Komatsubara
  • Patent number: 10029058
    Abstract: A control system (706) provides automated control of gas washout of a patient interface, such as a mask or nasal prongs. A gas washout vent assembly (60) of the system may include a variable exhaust area such as one defined by overlapping apertures of the assembly or a conduit having a variable gas passage channel. The vent assembly may be formed by nested structures, such as conic or cylindrical members, each having an opening of the overlapping apertures. The vent assembly may be attached substantially near or included with the patient interface. An actuator of the assembly, such as a solenoid or voice coil, manipulates an aperture of the vent assembly. The actuator may be configured for control by a controller to change the exhaust area of the vent assembly based on various methodologies including, for example, sleep detection, disordered breathing event detection, rebreathing volume calculation and/or leak detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: ResMed Limited
    Inventors: Roger Mervyn Lloyd Foote, Ronald James Huby, Muditha Pradeep Dantanarayana, Damien Julian Mazzone, Dion Charles Chewe Martin, Jeffrey Peter Armitstead, Justin John Formica, Zhuo Ran Tang, Lance Steven Cohen, James William Charles Vandyke, David Brent Sears, Aleksandr S. Nagorny, Joe Sampietro, Steven Paul Farrugia
  • Patent number: 10029060
    Abstract: An oropharyngeal device positionable within an airway of a patient may include a hollow body having a proximal end positionable adjacent the patient's mouth and an opposite distal end positionable adjacent and spaced from the patient's epiglottis. The body includes a center channel extending from the proximal end to the distal end of the body. The oropharyngeal device may include a supply passage for delivering oxygen to the patient. The supply passage may include at least one of a discharge port fluidly connecting the supply passage to an exterior region of the oropharyngeal device and a discharge port fluidly connecting the supply passage to the center channel. The discharge ports may be positioned along a wall of the body between the distal and proximal ends. The oropharyngeal device may include a sensing passage for sampling a patient's respiratory composition positioned adjacent the distal end of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Inventor: Steven R. McCauley
  • Patent number: 10016321
    Abstract: A disposable diaper for pets, having: a rear-side waist area; a stomach-side waist area; a crotch area; a rear-side flap section; a stomach-side flap section; and a tail insertion opening. At least either the rear-side flap section or the stomach-side flap section have an identification area. A determination can be made that there is a problem with the state of the rear-side flap section, on the basis of visual inspection information about the identification area, said visual inspection being performed externally on the disposable diaper for pets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: UNICHARM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Daisuke Komatsubara
  • Patent number: 10010459
    Abstract: An absorbent article. The absorbent article includes a topsheet having a body contacting surface, a backsheet joined to said topsheet, and an absorbent core disposed between the topsheet and the backsheet, wherein the absorbent core has an upper layer and a lower layer. The lower layer has two density zones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Christopher Philip Bewick-Sonntag, Miguel Alvaro Robles
  • Patent number: 9968752
    Abstract: A forehead support for a patient interface used in the treatment of sleep disordered breathing, includes a support post provided to a frame and a pair of arms extending from the support post. At least one of the pair of arms is adapted to rotate relative to the support post about an axis that extends transverse to the support post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: ResMed Limited
    Inventors: Robin Garth Hitchcock, David John Worboys, Errol Savio Alex D'Souza
  • Patent number: 9956310
    Abstract: A tampon comprising an absorbent pledget and a time-lapse indicator associated therewith is provided. The time-lapse indicator includes a sensory material surrounded by, embedded in, covered by, or coated with a release-retarding material that protects the sensory material and prevents its release, until after a predetermined period of time has elapsed. The time-lapse indicator is located on or in the tampon or tampon removal string, or, optionally, the tampon packaging. After the time-lapse indicator is activated and a predetermined period of time has elapsed, the sensory material is released and alerts the user that it is time to change the tampon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Inventor: Jeannette Martello
  • Patent number: 9956370
    Abstract: An oxygen concentrator may rely on a pressure swing adsorption process to produce an oxygen enriched gas stream from canisters filled with granules capable of separation of oxygen from an air stream. The adsorption process uses a cyclical pressurization and venting of the canisters to generate an oxygen enriched gas stream. The oxygen concentrator system may include one or more flow restrictors to allow controlled release of oxygen enriched gas between the canisters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Inova, Labs, LLC.
    Inventors: William R. Wilkinson, Allan Sten Westersten, J. David Shockley, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9956362
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a dry powder inhaler device comprising a body having a guide surface formed on an inner surface thereof, a trigger having a socket with a shape complementing the guide surface, and a spring, characterized by comprising at least one retaining element (8) positioned on the inner surface (1) of the body diagonally across the spring (6) to enable the trigger (5) to perform a stable axial displacement and a mechanism check or quality control to be made as one of the parts of the device (7) body is not closed or assembled yet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Arven Ilac Saniyi ve Ticaret A.S.
    Inventors: Zafer Toksoz, Umit Cifter, Ali Turkyilmaz, Onur Mutlu
  • Patent number: 9925095
    Abstract: An absorbent article has an absorbing core and a liquid-permeable second sheet disposed on the absorbing core. The absorbing core includes a liquid-holding material and a liquid-permeable core-wrapping sheet. The core-wrapping sheet covers the liquid-holding material, but a portion of a top-side surface of the liquid-holding material is exposed. The second sheet contacts the liquid-holding material at the exposed portion. The second sheet is placed in direct contact with the cellulose fibers of the liquid-holding material, and liquid permeates from the second sheet into the liquid-holding material. Also, deformation of the liquid-holding material is prevented by the hydrophilic core-wrapping sheet covering the liquid-holding material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignees: LIVEDO USA, INC., LIVEDO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takuya Hishikawa
  • Patent number: 9849260
    Abstract: Devices and methods are provided for inhibiting mouth breathing and/or improving nasal breathing, e.g., for PAP users or users with other sleeping problems. In an exemplary embodiment, an adhesive device is provided that includes an elongate membrane comprising first and second ends and side edges extending between the first and second ends, a first surface comprising an adhesive layer. The adhesive layer may be a low tack adhesive that is adherent to skin, yet is also easily removable without leaving significant residue. Optionally, the device may include one or more valves to provide one-way flow across the membrane, one or more weakened regions in the membrane, and/or one or more tabs to facilitate removal of the membrane from over a user's mouth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Inventors: Jed Eric Black, Stephen A. Leeflang, Christian S. Eversull
  • Patent number: 9827391
    Abstract: A patient interface includes a sealing arrangement adapted to provide an effective seal with the patient's nose, an inlet conduit arrangement adapted to deliver breathable gas to the sealing arrangement, and a cover that substantially encloses the sealing arrangement and/or the inlet conduit arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: ResMed Limited
    Inventors: Philip Rodney Kwok, Lee James Veliss, Philip John Gunning, Robert Edward Henry, Gregory Robert Peake, Bruce David Gregory, Karthikeyan Selvarajan, Clive Solari, Scott Douglas Brackenreg
  • Patent number: 9820892
    Abstract: A packaged feminine care absorbent article has an absorbent article with an absorbent structure and a shell. The absorbent structure is configured for disposition adjacent a female wearer's vaginal region. The shell is configured for supporting the absorbent structure at the vaginal region. The shell has a body-facing surface and a garment-facing surface. The body-facing surface has an adhesive thereon for adhering the shell directly to the wearer. The absorbent structure is attached directly to the garment-facing surface. The absorbent article is configurable between a packaged configuration and a use configuration. The absorbent structure is folded longitudinally about at least one transverse fold line and transversely about at least one longitudinal fold line in the packaged configuration. A portion of the shell overlies a portion of the absorbent structure in the packaged configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventors: Melissa Jean Dennis, Thomas Lutzow, Gerhard Foelsche, Luke Hagan, Margaux Boyaval, Adrienne Rae Loyd
  • Patent number: 9820897
    Abstract: A composite liquid-retentive substrate for a hygiene article comprises a base layer of first liquid-absorptive material. The base layer having a posterior end and a diametrically opposed anterior end interconnected by an intermediate tapered region. The posterior end has opposing posterior corners and the anterior end has opposing anterior corners. A posterior liquid-flow abutment comprising second absorptive material is disposed substantially around a perimeter of the posterior end. At least one anterior liquid-flow abutment comprising second absorptive material is disposed proximate one of the anterior corners of the anterior end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Inventor: Veronica Lee Berry
  • Patent number: 9808580
    Abstract: The invention relates to a medicament delivery device comprising a locking mechanism (5) for locking a plunger rod (4). The locking mechanism (5) comprises a locking wheel (6) and locking means (7), said locking means (7) being moveable between an active position where the locking means (7) prevent the locking wheel (6) from rotation and an inactive position where the locking means (7) allow the locking wheel (6) to rotate, wherein said plunger rod (4) extends through an opening in the locking wheel (6); and a resilient member (8) arranged at the moveable locking means (7) and being arranged to act on the moveable locking means (7) to displace said movable looking means (7) towards the inactive position where the locking means (7) allow the locking wheel (6) to rotate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: SHL Group AB
    Inventor: Gunnar Elmén
  • Patent number: 9789011
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed, in part, to an absorbent article comprising a liquid management system (LMS) and an absorbent core disposed at least partially intermediate a topsheet and a backsheet. The LMS defines one or more channels therein. The one or more channels of the LMS may at least partially overlap or not overlap with channels defined in the absorbent core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Donald Carroll Roe, Kathy Quinlan Ames-Ooten, Blanca Arizti, Julia Boesel, Aniruddha Chatterjee, Nelson Edward Greening, II, Sharon Irene Grenberg, Carsten Heinrich Kreuzer, Cornelia Beate Martynus, Marie Brigid O'Reilly, Rodrigo Rosati, Sandra Sautter, Beate Simon, Lutz Stelzig, Rachael Eden Walther