Patents Examined by Jan Christopher L Merene
  • Patent number: 11224702
    Abstract: Spray dispenser for nasal drugs includes a non-pressurized bottle for storing medical fluids in particular of drugs and other sterile fluids, a mounting body mounted to the top of the bottle and an actuating body, wherein the bottle, the mounting body and the actuating body are aligned along a longitudinal axis, and wherein the actuating body is slideably attached to the mounting body along the longitudinal axis and movable between an actuating position and a non-actuating position, wherein the spray dispenser includes an applicator nozzle and an actuating section for moving the actuating body into the actuating position, characterized in that the applicator nozzle has a nozzle axis which is inclined with respect to the longitudinal axis, the applicator nozzle facing away from the actuating section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: AP PHARMA SYSTEMS ATOMIZADORES E DISPENSADORES LTDA
    Inventor: Victor Esteve
  • Patent number: 11224771
    Abstract: Apparatuses, components, methods, and techniques for altering equipment operation are provided. An example tool control and breathable air delivery system includes equipment including a tool and a controller configured to control the tool. The example system also includes a wearable respirator and an air delivery device connected to the wearable respirator. The example system further includes an air evaluation monitor configured to generate a signal based upon a condition of air being delivered to the wearable respirator. An example electronic circuit is configured to adjust the tool based at least in part on the signal generated by the air evaluation monitor. An example method includes enabling the tool, providing air to a respirator, determining a condition of the air, and adjusting the tool based on the condition of the air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: C.J. Spray, Inc.
    Inventors: Chris Bryntesen, Scott Henderson, Jason Botten
  • Patent number: 11219731
    Abstract: A headgear, for use in combination with a breathing apparatus, has a plastic or elastomer core and a fabric or textile casing. The headgear, or portions thereof, may also include a length adjustment arrangement that permits adjustment of a length of a section of the headgear. The length adjustment arrangement can comprise overlapping strap portions of the headgear. In some configurations, the overlapping strap portions can be covered by a sleeve. The sleeve can be secured to the headgear by overmolded end caps. A nasal respiratory interface can include a frame having a front surface, a rear surface, and an aperture extending from the front surface to the rear surface. The frame can have an oval form with a truncated height portion. The interface can also include a seal for a nasal pillow. The seal can be attached to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Janine Elizabeth Collins, Adam Luke Gilbert, Thomas Mark Richardson, Chris Onin Limpin Hipolito
  • Patent number: 11213080
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a respirator and a method of forming a respirator are disclosed. The respirator can include a mask body having an upper panel, a lower panel, and a central panel disposed between the upper and lower panels. The mask body can also include a left attachment mechanism disposed between a left tab of the mask body and a left portion of at least one of the upper panel and the lower panel when the mask is in an open condition, and a right attachment mechanism disposed between a right tab of the mask body and a right portion of at least one of the upper panel and the lower panel when the mask body is in the open condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: Christopher P. Henderson
  • Patent number: 11213324
    Abstract: A spinal screw assembly is provided. The assembly may be provided with a screw and a movable head in which angulation of the screw relative to the movable head is constrained so that angulation within limits is allowed in one plane but lesser or no angulation is allowed in another plane. Methods to assemble the disclosed apparatus are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Theken Spine, LLC
    Inventors: Eric A. Lab, Joel P. Bales, Simon Gerhard Sjovold, Keun-Young Anthony Kim
  • Patent number: 11213649
    Abstract: A patient interface structure for delivery of respiratory therapy to a patient includes a front plate configured to conform to the shape of the patient's face; a mouth cushion defining a breathing chamber and provided to the front plate and configured to seal around the patient's mouth; and a nasal cushion configured to seal the patient's nasal airways. The nasal cushion is supported by the mouth cushion, does not contact a bridge of the patient's nose in use, and extends at least partially into the breathing chamber. A patient interface system includes a patient interface structure and a patient interface structure positioning system configured to position, stabilize and secure the patient interface structure in sealing engagement with the patient's face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Inventors: Adam Francis Barlow, Rupert Christian Scheiner, Justin John Formica, Aaron Samuel Davidson, Kai Stuebiger
  • Patent number: 11207110
    Abstract: An intramedullary lengthening device includes a housing and a distraction shaft. The intramedullary lengthening device is placed within a cavity of two bone sections (either already separated or purposely separated for insertion of the device). The distraction shaft of the intramedullary lengthening device is attached to the one of the bone sections using, for example, one or more attachment screws. The housing of the intramedullary lengthening device is attached to the second bone section using, for instance, one or more attachment screws. Over the treatment period, the bone is continually distracted, creating a new separation into which osteogenesis can occur. In one embodiment, the intramedullary lengthening device includes an actuator and an extension rod, which can be attached to one other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: NUVASIVE SPECIALIZED ORTHOPEDICS, INC.
    Inventors: Scott Pool, Blair Walker
  • Patent number: 11207486
    Abstract: An apparatus such as a fluid mixer, suitable for use with a respirator, including a venturi nozzle for flow of a pressure-controlled fluid; an ambient fluid aperture in fluid communication with the venturi nozzle; a fluid port; a pressure force multiplier in fluid communication with the fluid port; and a valve moveable relative to the venturi nozzle between a start flow position and a stop flow position; where the pressure force multiplier is configured such that fluid forced into the fluid port actuates the valve relative to the venturi nozzle; and where the pressure force multiplier is configured such that fluid withdrawn from the fluid port actuates the valve relative to the venturi nozzle. A method of using an apparatus suitable for a ventilator is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Legacy US Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Travis Dalton, Jordan Francis Clifford, Travis Andrew Dean
  • Patent number: 11202877
    Abstract: A nasal assembly for delivering breathable gas to a patient includes a frame having lateral connector, a cushion with a pair of nozzles, and a clip to secure the cushion to the frame. The frame includes a vent channel and a plurality of vent holes. The frame/cushion includes structure (lugs/cut outs) to prevent the assembly of an unvented frame with an unvented cushion, for safety purposes. The frame includes cored portions that interface with corner lugs provided on the cushion. A patient interface includes a frame, a cushion (nasal mask, nasal-oro mask, nozzles, etc.) and a vent assembly including a pattern of vent holes including at least two rows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: ResMed Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Daniel Robert Judson, Lee James Veliss, Aaron Samuel Davidson, Gregory Scott Smart, Alison Oldenburg, Susan Robyn Lynch, Philip Thomas Stallard, Daniel Joseph Kaars Sijpesteijn, Gerard Michael Rummery, Eric Austin Mullins
  • Patent number: 11203033
    Abstract: Methods and devices for atomizing a fragrant liquid are disclosed. A reservoir receives a volume of a base liquid. One or more drops of a substance are added to the base liquid to form a volume of an aromatic liquid. A vaporizer atomizes the aromatic liquid, forming a mist that is emitted from the device. The device allows a user to customize the blend of substances that are used to form the aromatic liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: BIO CREATIVE ENTERPRISES
    Inventor: Jason P. Freeman
  • Patent number: 11185353
    Abstract: Implantable devices for dynamic interconnection between bones, and especially between vertebrae. Some devices include tethering heads that are independent of the bone connecting member (fastener, plate, hook, loop). The devices provide for various types of manipulation of a flexible connection such as a tether, such as by providing an aperture through which the flexible connection is passed and guided, or a post to which a loop of the flexible connection can be attached, or a groove in which a loop of the flexible connection can be placed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: OrthoPediatrics Corp.
    Inventors: Matt Prygoski, Evangelos Tozakoglou
  • Patent number: 11185350
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes implant systems, devices, implants, guides, instruments and methods of use. The insertion guide including a base member having a first opening with a first trajectory and a second opening with a second trajectory, a connecting member having a first end and a second end, wherein the first end is coupled to the base member and a locking block coupled to the second end of the connecting member. The locking block has a first guide hole and a second guide hole. The implant including a body including a first hole at a first end of the body, a second hole at a second end of the body, and a locking opening positioned between the first hole and the second hole. Methods of using the implant systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: TRIQUEUE HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventors: Jon C. Serbousek, Jeffrey Nycz, Richard David Fessler, Jill A. Serbousek, Richard G. Fessler
  • Patent number: 11173263
    Abstract: A respiratory system including a dual outlet blower. One of a first and a second outlet of the blower provides a flow of gases to one of a pair of nasal outlets of a nasal interface and the other one of the first and second outlets provides a flow of gases to the other one of the pair of nasal outlets of the nasal interface. In an alternative embodiment, one of the first and second outlets provides a flow of gases to a nasal outlet of an oro-nasal interface and the other one of the first and second outlets provides a flow of gases to an oral outlet of the oro-nasal interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Johannes Nicolaas Bothma, Alex Young
  • Patent number: 11173268
    Abstract: A patient interface may include: a plenum chamber at least partly defining a patient interface chamber, a seal-forming structure constructed and arranged to form a seal with a region of the patient's face, at least one conduit, at least one conduit connector configured to pneumatically connect the at least one conduit to the plenum chamber to provide a flow of air at a therapeutic pressure to the patient interface chamber for breathing by the patient, and a positioning and stabilising structure to provide a force to hold the seal-forming structure on the patient's head, the positioning and stabilising structure comprising at least one tie, wherein the at least one conduit connector includes an anti-asphyxia valve configured to allow the patient to breath from ambient through their mouth in the absence of a flow of pressurised air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: ResMed Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Ravikumar Baluchagi, Lachlan Richard Goldspink, Nookarajesh Varma Sangadi, Matthew Eves
  • Patent number: 11160948
    Abstract: A nebulizer tubing including an inlet configured to be connected to a gas source and an outlet configured to be connected to a nebulizer. The nebulizer tubing includes a port configured to be covered during inhalation to allow airflow from the gas source to the nebulizer and uncovered during exhalation to stop the airflow from the gas source to the nebulizer by allowing gas to escape from the nebulizer tubing. The airflow activates a nebulization process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University
    Inventor: Ahmed Abdelkarim Mansi
  • Patent number: 11160723
    Abstract: A percussive massage device that includes a housing that defines a housing interior, a battery, a motor positioned in the housing, a switch for activating the motor, and a reciprocating shaft operatively connected to the motor and configured to reciprocate in response to activation of the motor. The reciprocating shaft includes a distal end that defines a reciprocation axis. The housing includes a first side portion and a second side portion that cooperate to define the housing interior and are defined on opposite sides of the reciprocation axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: THERAGUN, INC.
    Inventors: Jason Wersland, Benjamin Nazarian, Jaime Sanchez Solana, Eduardo Merino
  • Patent number: 11160586
    Abstract: An anchor can be coupleable to a bone, where the anchor includes a head, a shank, a first extension, and a second extension. The head can include a distal head portion and a proximal head portion, where the proximal head portion can be open at a proximal end of the head. The shank can extend distally from the distal head portion, where the shank including a threaded portion configured to engage the bone. The second extension can be opposing the first extension, and the second extension can include a second proximal support coupled to a second end of a first elongate portion, where a first proximal support can extend transverse to the longitudinal axis, and the first proximal support portion and the second proximal support portion can be separated in a first condition and can be engaged to transfer forces there between in a second.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Zimmer Biomet Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: Heidi Farmer, Jared Parker, Randall G. Mast
  • Patent number: 11154256
    Abstract: Mouth-breathing can be detected in early phase expiration during respiratory treatments involving a pressure support device. In accordance with some embodiments, an output signal is received from a sensor that conveys information relating to one or more parameters of the pressurized flow of breathable gas as it is delivered to an air-way of a subject. Transitions are estimated between inspiratory phases and expiratory phases of respiration by the subject based on the one or more determined parameters. A local extreme is identified in a level of a first parameter during a given expiratory phase of respiration by the subject. The level of the first parameter is analyzed as a function of time within a sampling window to determine whether the subject is breathing by mouth during the given expiratory phase. The sampling window begins at or proximate to the identified local extreme in the level of the first parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Surya Subrahmanya Sreeram Vissapragada Venkata Satya, Leonardo Alberto Baloa Welzien, Manuel Laura Lapoint
  • Patent number: 11154449
    Abstract: A control method and apparatus for a turning walking receives sensor information, recognizes a turning walking of a user based on the sensor information, and adjusts at least one control parameter to assist the turning walking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Keehong Seo, Jusuk Lee, Jun-Won Jang
  • Patent number: 11154686
    Abstract: A system for tracking anesthetic agent in a vaporizer reservoir includes a mass flow sensor configured to measure a flow rate entering or exiting a vaporizer chamber, a gas pressure sensor configured to measure a pressure of a mixed gas provided from the vaporizer chamber, a gas temperature sensor configured to measure a temperature of the mixed gas provided from the vaporizer chamber, and an agent time module executable on a processor. The agent time module is configured to calculate a remaining agent time based on at least the gas flow rate, the pressure of the mixed gas, the temperature of the mixed gas, and an anesthetic concentration in the mixed gas. The remaining agent time is then provided for display on a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Julie Anne Mills, Thomas Bender, II, Joseph Lacey, Russell Kuzelka, David Michael Wahl