Patents Examined by Clinton Ostrup
  • Patent number: 10238156
    Abstract: A suit wearable by a human user includes a torso section, two arm sections extending from an upper portion of the torso section, and two leg sections extending from a lower portion of the torso section. At least one of an arm section and a leg section includes at least one exterior surface region that is uneven and having at least one of a different surface friction property and a different surface roughness property in relation to at least one exterior surface region of the torso section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: UNDER ARMOUR, INC.
    Inventors: Mark Cumiskey, Kevin Fallon, Chris Laughman, Diaa Abbas
  • Patent number: 8800827
    Abstract: A box and/or form for a wig or hair piece are provided. The form may include a torus-shaped member and a mandrel. In use, the wig or hair piece may be wrapped about or otherwise secured to the mandrel and the mandrel may be placed within a lumen of the torus-shaped member. A curved or curled portion of the strands of hair of the wig or hair piece may extend over a curved surface of the torus-shaped member. The wig form and attached wig or hair piece may be covered with a hairnet and may be placed in a box for sale to a consumer or for storage by the consumer after sale. Embodiments allow the display before sale and convenient storage of wigs and hair pieces by the consumer while preserving the curl of the hair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Hair Zone, Inc.
    Inventor: Kyung Ja Kay Choi
  • Patent number: 8096962
    Abstract: A method of processing a raw acceleration signal, measured by an accelerometer-based compression monitor, to produce an accurate and precise estimated actual depth of chest compressions. The raw acceleration signal is filtered during integration and then a moving average of past starting points estimates the actual current starting point. An estimated actual peak of the compression is then determined in a similar fashion. The estimated actual starting point is subtracted from the estimated actual peak to calculate the estimated actual depth of chest compressions. In addition, one or more reference sensors (such as an ECG noise sensor) may be used to help establish the starting points of compressions. The reference sensors may be used, either alone or in combination with other signal processing techniques, to enhance the accuracy and precision of the estimated actual depth of compressions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: ZOLL Circulation, Inc.
    Inventors: James Adam Palazzolo, Ronald D. Berger, Henry R. Halperin, Darren R. Sherman
  • Patent number: 8061352
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for indicating breathing cycle of a patient using an aerosol delivery device. In one aspect, an aerosol delivery device includes a visual indicator that is moveable in response to a patient's breathing cycle and is positioned away from an inspiration path of the aerosol. In another aspect, a method of cycling a visual indicator between a first position and a second position in response to a patient's breathing cycle is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Trudell Medical International
    Inventors: Jerry R. Grychowski, George Baran, Martin P. Foley
  • Patent number: 8061350
    Abstract: A process and a device for dosing a pharmaceutical agent, preferably a liquid, are proposed. To achieve an enhanced dosing accuracy, a first component that is produced in batches, such as a shaped seal, is combined with a second component, such as a guide pipe selected from a suitable group guide pipes, wherein the suitable group of second components is selected based on at least one decisively significant value of the respective batch first components and is distinguished by an essential value of the second component which will optimize the sealing between the first and second components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Georg Boeck, Johannes Geser, Matthias Hausmann, Hans-Juergen Koelbel, Joachim Eicher, Christian Feiertag
  • Patent number: 8042546
    Abstract: A nasal assembly for delivering breathable gas to a patient includes a frame having an integrally formed first connector portion. A nozzle assembly includes a gusset or base portion and a pair of nozzles. At least one inlet conduit is structured to deliver breathable gas into the frame and nozzle assembly for breathing by the patient. A pair of second connector portions are removably and rotatably connected to respective first connector portions of the frame and are in communication with respective inlet conduits, e.g., directly or via angle connectors. A headgear assembly is removably connected to the pair of second connector portions and/or the angle connectors so as to maintain the frame and the nozzle assembly in a desired adjusted position on the patient's face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: ResMed Limited
    Inventors: Michael K. Gunaratnam, Philip R. Kwok, Robin G. Hitchcock, Lee J. Veliss, Memduh Guney, Richard Sokolov, Perry D. Lithgow, Donald Darkin, Susan R. Lynch
  • Patent number: 8028700
    Abstract: The full face flexible oxygen mask for use with flight helmets includes an elastic face seal with an oronasal cone that seals around the nose and mouth of the wearer, and flexible sealing flaps along the perimeter of the face seal to adapt the face piece of the mask to seal against the surface of a flight helmet. The mask face piece has two large sealing surfaces or channels down each side of the mask that overlap and flex to adapt to seal to a variety of flight helmets. The top of the face seal has an inner and outer flap that work together to seal the exposed face visible between the sides of the flight helmet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Be Intellectual Property, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary R Hannah, Kirsten S Frogley, Thomas K McDonald
  • Patent number: 8025052
    Abstract: A system and method of monitoring a patient, that in one embodiment, comprises determining a flow of gas generated by respiration of the patient, identifying a respiratory event entry and a respiratory event exit based on the flow of gas generated by respiration of the patient, and identifying a respiratory event when the identification of the respiratory event entry is followed by the identification of respiratory event exit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: Ric Investments, LLC
    Inventors: Greg Matthews, Leonardo A. Baloa
  • Patent number: 8015969
    Abstract: A conventional respiratory nebulizer has an emergency medication dose storage system delivering the stored medication dose directly to the nebulizing chamber with a single impulse of manual force to a simple mechanical delivery system, thereby making the nebulizer useable in two steps: (a) opening the medication capsule with a simple opening action; and (b) inhaling the nebulized medication. The nebulizer can be operated without disassembling the nebulizer housing so as to expose the nebulizing chamber and without manually opening the liquid medication container and, without spillage and without manual pouring of the liquid medication directly into the nebulizing chamber, and without reassembling the nebulizer housing before positioning the inhaler mouthpiece in the mouth so as to inhale the nebulized medication. The delivery system includes a pressure burstable seal at one end of the capsule, which is burst by the application of force against the opposite end of the capsule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Inventor: Robert Abrams
  • Patent number: 8015971
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for delivering breathable gas to a user includes a humidifying unit that is controllable to humidify the gas in accordance with a variable humidity profile such that the gas is delivered to the user at variable humidity levels, e.g., during a treatment session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: ResMed Limited
    Inventor: Philip Rodney Kwok
  • Patent number: 8001962
    Abstract: The invention relates generally to a nebulizer, for example, of ultrasonic nebulizer (30) having a bowl shaped container (12) and a tubular energy transmitter in the form of acoustic transmitter pipe (34). One end of the acoustic transmitter pipe (34) is immersed in the liquid (14) of the container (12). The bowl shaped ultrasonic transducer (16) is operatively coupled to the bowl shaped container (12) for transmission of ultrasonic energy to the liquid (14) and acoustic transmitter pipe (34). Absorption of transmitted energy by the liquid (14) forces the liquid (14) toward an upper end of the acoustic transmitter pipe (34) where it is nebulized in the form of an aerosol. The invention also relates generally to a device and method for delivering a substance in an aerosol form into a cellular organism, and a hand held device for delivering a substance to a cellular organism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Sheiman Ultrasonic Research Foundation Pty Ltd.
    Inventor: Vladimir Sheiman
  • Patent number: 7997265
    Abstract: A conventional respiratory nebulizer has an emergency medication dose storage system delivering the stored medication dose directly to the nebulizing chamber with a single impulse of manual force to a simple mechanical delivery system, thereby making the nebulizer useable in two steps: (a) opening the medication capsule with a simple opening action; and (b) inhaling the nebulized medication. The nebulizer can be operated without disassembling the nebulizer housing so as to expose the nebulizing chamber and without manually opening the liquid medication container and, without spillage and without manual pouring of the liquid medication directly into the nebulizing chamber, and without reassembling the nebulizer housing before positioning the inhaler mouthpiece in the mouth so as to inhale the nebulized medication. The delivery system includes a pressure burstable seal at one end of the capsule, which is burst by the application of force against the opposite end of the capsule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Inventor: Robert Abrams
  • Patent number: 7997269
    Abstract: The system and method includes a treatment device such as an anesthetic machine or IV, a monitor and a display configured to display real-time PK/PD data associated with an anesthetic agent administered to the patient. The system and method further includes a safety control means configured to control the display such that one of a basic display state, an interactive effects display state, and a display inhibited state is selected and displayed according to the anesthetic agents and levels of the same being administered to the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Laurence Yudkovitch, Ronald P. Makin, René Coffeng, Michael Mitton
  • Patent number: 7992560
    Abstract: The present invention is a breathing mask that is fully adjustable so as to enable a comfortable and leak proof seal around a patient's face. The mask includes a frame, a cushion, a hose connector, a strap, connector, a strap, and a headgear. The present invention ensures both comfort and effectiveness by enabling a full adjustment of various components such as the angle of the strap relative to the face mask and the adjustment of the size of the headgear. Furthermore, the present invention also allows for the free rotation of certain elements in order to maintain a sufficient seal without increasing the pressure applied to the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Compumedics Limited
    Inventors: David Burton, Fred Blochlinger
  • Patent number: 7987845
    Abstract: Dry powder inhalers include: (a) a first generally planar spiral travel path in an inhaler body, wherein the first spiral travel path has a plurality of adjacent curvilinear channels forming lanes with upstanding sidewalls, including an inner lane and an outer lane; and (b) a plurality of discrete sealed microcartridges with substantially rigid bodies disposed in the first travel path, each comprising a pre-metered (typically dose) amount of dry powder, the microcartridges being configured to slidably advance along the first travel path toward an inhalation chamber that merges into an inhalation output port. In operation, at least one microcartridge is held in the inhalation chamber to release the dry powder therein during inhalation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Oriel Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael King, Jeffrey Alan Warden, John Kim, Benjamin Finney, Nicholas Oxley
  • Patent number: 7984713
    Abstract: The invention relates to a powder inhaler (1) with mouthpiece (2) for dispersing pharmaceutical medicament formulations, which comprises an auxiliary energy source in the form of a pressure medium system (3), having a device for supplying (6) a powder formulation (7), while on activation of the pressure medium system a gaseous pressure medium (8) released by the pressure medium system (3) forms an aerosol (9) with the powder formulation (7) such that the powder particles are present in the gaseous pressure medium (8) in dispersed form. This is achieved by means of a powder inhaler (1) comprising a multi-channel nozzle, the channels of which are inclined to one another at an angle such that the aerosol jets flowing through them meet one another downstream behind the nozzle (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH
    Inventors: Dieter Hochrainer, Stephen Terence Dunne, Georg Boeck, Joerg Schiewe
  • Patent number: 7971588
    Abstract: A method of treating a patient with a pulmonary disease, where the method includes delivering a dose of aerosolized medicament intermittently to a ventilator circuit coupled to the respiratory system of the patient. Also, a method of treating a patient with a pulmonary disease, where the method includes taking the patient off a ventilator, and administering to the patient, a nebulized aerosol comprising from about 100 ?g to about 500 mg of a medicament. Additionally, an aerosolized medicament for the treatment of a pulmonary disease, where the medicament includes amikacin mixed with an aqueous solution having an adjusted pH from about 5.5 to about 6.3. The pH is adjusted by adding hydrochloric acid and sodium hydroxide to the aqueous solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Novartis AG
    Inventors: James B. Fink, John Power, Ehud Ivri, Niall Smith, Paul Dunne, Gavan O'Sullivan, Declan Moran, Keith Gibbons
  • Patent number: 7967010
    Abstract: A spray or injection device that includes a casing or a pusher that includes at least one tab radially moveable between a first radial position, in which the tab does not impede the movement of the pusher with respect to the casing, and a second radial position in which the tab opposes movement of the pusher. The pusher or the casing, respectively, includes at least one ramp-shaped projection configured to bring the tab into the second radial position and then allow it to return to the first radial position. The pusher or the casing further includes at least one stop between the pusher and casing to delineate the end of a first stroke corresponding to a first dose of medicament, and the beginning of a second stroke corresponding to a second dose of medicament.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Lionel Vedrine, Frederic Perot, Laurent Barrelle
  • Patent number: 7963283
    Abstract: The method and system are for sealing/unsealing (regulating) airway leaks occurring between the ventilator circuit and respiratory airways during lung ventilatory support in response to myoelectrical activity of diaphragm. Myolectrical activity of a patient's respiratory-related muscle is sensed to detect respiratory effort, and to produce a myoelectrical signal representative of the sensed muscle myoelectrical activity. Respiratory flow and pressure can also be measured to produce respective respiratory pressure and respiratory flow signals. A logic trigger sealing/unsealing of airway leaks in relation to the myoelectrical signal, respiratory flow signal and/or respiratory pressure signal to assist respiration of the patient. The amplitude of the myoelectrical signal is compared to a given threshold, and airway leaks are sealed when the amplitude of the myoelectrical signal is higher than this threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: Universite de Montreal
    Inventor: Christer Sinderby
  • Patent number: 7958890
    Abstract: A dry powder inhaler has a dispersion chamber containing beads. A dose of dry powder is released into the chamber, or into an inlet tangentially joining into the chamber. As the patient inhales on a nosepiece or mouthpiece, air moves circularly through the dispersion chamber to drive the beads. The beads roll, bounce, and collide repeatedly with the drug particles on the chamber surfaces or on the beads. The smaller active drug particles are separated from larger carrier particles and from each other, and a powder aerosol is created and inhaled by the patient. The beads are preferably lightweight, so that they can be rapidly accelerated and moved, even with nominal inspiration. The flow resistance of the inhaler is also reduced via the beads, allowing greater airflow and powder dispersion, without any increased effort by the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Quadrant Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Andrew W. Gieschen, Michael Ligotke, Jeffrey Chen, Charles F. Ganem, Bernard Greenspan