Patents Examined by Joseph D Boecker
  • Patent number: 10449122
    Abstract: The invention relates to systems for securing a tube (e.g. feeding tube) and/or a patient interface or a dermal patch to a user. One embodiment comprises a holder, an interface side of the holder attachable to the patient interface or the dermal patch for securing a feeding tube to the patient interface or the patch, the holder comprising at least a first channel or recess for receiving the feeding tube to couple the feeding tube to the patient interface. Another embodiment comprises a patient interface itself comprising a backing for positioning on a patient's face, a dermal patch having a patient side and an interface side, the patient side of the patch attachable to the user, the patch comprising at least a first flap portion attachable to the tube for affixing the tube to the patch, a two-part releasable connection arrangement for releasably securing the patient interface to the patch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Laurence Gulliver, Caroline Geraldine Hopkins, Neil Gray Duthie
  • Patent number: 10449322
    Abstract: Systems and methods for heating and/or humidifying a respiratory gas or gas mixture delivered to a human or animal patient during spontaneous or mechanical ventilation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Flexicare, Inc.
    Inventor: Ghassem Poormand
  • Patent number: 10449324
    Abstract: A respiratory treatment device for the combined administration of respiratory muscle training (“RMT”) and oscillating positive expiratory pressure (“OPEP”) therapy, and administration of RMT using pressure threshold resistors and flow resistors with respiratory treatment devices, such as OPEP devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Trudell Medical International
    Inventors: Adam Meyer, Dan Engelbreth
  • Patent number: 10449319
    Abstract: A system provides warm, humidified gas to a patient via a patient interface. Horizontal connections can be used between the humidification chamber and conduit. To reduce the likelihood of condensate flowing back to the humidification chamber, or dead space or gases recirculation regions occurring within the gases flow path, a raised portion is positioned inside of the flow path to improve flow characteristics and to provide a barrier for condensate back flow. The raised portion also reduces the amount of condensate that is formed in the system and provides better flow characteristics for sensing purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Hamish Adrian Osborne, Jonathan David Harwood, Natalie May Robertson
  • Patent number: 10441735
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes systems and apparatuses related to a bronchial blocking tube and/or a laryngeal mask or similar device, and methods for using the same. In an exemplary airway device, the device may comprise a mask portion being defined at a distal end of the airway device, and may be configured and dimensioned to be positioned in a hypopharyngeal area of a patient to cover and seal around a glottis of the patient; and a channel portion extending from a proximal end of the airway device to the mask portion. The channel portion may include first and second channels, wherein the second channel may obliquely merge with the first channel proximate to an opening of the first channel. In an exemplary embodiment, a third channel may form a combined pharyngeal-gastric access channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventor: Gary Zhou
  • Patent number: 10441737
    Abstract: A nasal interface device configured to be positioned about a user's nose includes an air supply interface body including an air supply opening, at least one nasal opening, and first and second side slots and first and second elastic members extending through the first and second side slots, respectively, on the air supply interface body. Each of the first and second elastic members includes first and second adhesive means on an outer end thereof distal from the air supply interface body. The nasal interface device includes a bendable metallic member including a bridge portion between first and second ends, wherein the first and second elastic members attach to the first and second ends of the bendable metallic member, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventor: Venkata Buddharaju
  • Patent number: 10441738
    Abstract: A mask system for delivery of respiratory therapy to a patient includes a nares portion and a mouth portion and an inlet conduit connected to at least one of the nares portion and the mouth portion to deliver the pressurized, breathable gas. The mask system is adapted to selectively utilize the nares portion and/or the mouth portion in a first mode utilizing both the nares portion and the mouth portion, and in a second mode utilizing the nares portion and not utilizing the mouth portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: ResMed Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Justin John Formica, Jose Ignacio Romagnoli, Philip Rodney Kwok, Joel Edward Gibson, David Anthony Pidcock, Christopher Scott Skipper, Stephen Gray
  • Patent number: 10441827
    Abstract: A safety breathing apparatus has a delivery element configured to deliver respirable gas to a respiratory system of a user. The apparatus includes a breathing hose in fluid communication with a first source of respirable gas. A valve housing includes a first port configured to be couple to the delivery element, a second port configured to be coupled to the breaking hose, and a third port configured to dock with a second source of respirable gas without exposing the user to a surrounding atmosphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Draeger Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric J. Robey, Robert H. Sell, Thomas J. Pitzer, William E. Dedig, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10441828
    Abstract: A powered air purifying respirator (PAPR) for delivering a forced flow of filtered air to a wearer is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Desmond T. Curran, Andrew Murphy, Garry J. Walker, Terence M. Sayers, Christopher P. Henderson, Bengt Kallman
  • Patent number: 10441739
    Abstract: A medical delivery device is disclosed having separate adaptors that are removably secured to the inlets of a manifold member through the use of mating locking mechanisms. The locking mechanisms allow the adaptors to be unsecured and switched, or other adaptors secured, which allows the same y-shaped member to increase its functional use to various different applications. Preferably, the delivery device comprises three separate pieces comprising a Y-shaped member having two inlets and an outlet, a first valve adaptor removably secured to one of the inlets and an angled shaped adaptor removably secured to the other inlet. As the two adaptors are removably secured to the Y-shaped member they can be unsecured and their resecurement switched. The mating locking mechanisms also aid in making sure that the adaptors are properly aligned with the inlets when secured thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Golub, Svetlana Golub
  • Patent number: 10440992
    Abstract: An aerosol delivery device includes at least one housing; and contained within the at least one housing, a control component and motion sensor. The control component may control operation of the aerosol delivery device based on a detected flow of air through at least a portion of the at least one housing. The motion sensor may detect a defined motion of the aerosol delivery device that indicates a vulnerability of the aerosol delivery device or a user thereof, with the motion sensor being configured to convert the defined motion to an electrical signal. The control component or motion sensor may recognize the vulnerability and an operation associated with the vulnerability based on the electrical signal, and the control component may control at least one functional element of the aerosol delivery device to perform the operation, which may thereby be performed in response to detection of the vulnerability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: RAI Strategic Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Rajesh Sur, Stephen B. Sears
  • Patent number: 10369310
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus for treating a respiratory disorder. The apparatus comprises a pressure device, and a controller, including at least one processor, configured to control the pressure device to: supply, upon initiation of treatment, a flow of pressurized air to the airway of a patient at a treatment pressure according to a pre-sleep profile of pressure versus time, increase, upon detection of sleep onset of the patient, the treatment pressure to a predetermined therapeutic pressure according to a bridging profile of pressure versus time, and supply the flow of pressurized air to the airway of the patient at a therapeutic pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: ResMed Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Dinesh Ramanan, Jeffrey Peter Armitstead, Joon-Pil Hwang, Jane Zona Mchenry, Nathan John Row
  • Patent number: 10369316
    Abstract: A patient interface system includes a patient interface device, a conduit coupled to the patient interface device, and a gas supply assembly. The gas supply assembly includes a body portion having a first end, a second end disposed opposite and distal from the first end, a lower segment, and an upper segment attached to the lower segment. The first end includes a first coupling portion coupled to the patient interface device. The second end includes a second coupling portion coupled to the conduit. The upper segment and the lower segment together form an air channel extending between the first coupling portion and the second coupling portion. The first end is configured to be substantially disposed on the patient's forehead. The second end is configured to position the conduit away from the patient's face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Jonathan Paul McCaslin, Derrick Blake Andrews
  • Patent number: 10350125
    Abstract: A system includes a patient support unit having an enclosed patient environment, a heating module, a skin temperature sensor module, an environmental sensor module, and a control system. The control system is configured to selectively operate the system in a pre-programmed weaning mode configured to gradually wean the patient from the warmed patient environment series of stepped air temperature decreases performed over a series of stepped time durations achieves a goal air temperature while maintaining a goal skin temperature within a weaning abort deviation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Ulf Timme, Harald Kneuer, Philip Moehring
  • Patent number: 10342939
    Abstract: Automated methods provide a ventilation sufficiency assessment to evaluate patient respiration. In some embodiments, a ventilation histogram maybe determined from a measure of patient respiratory flow. Based on the histogram or associated ventilation data, hypoventilation or hyperventilation occurrences may be detected. For example, a kurtosis index and/or skewness index may be calculated with the data associated with the ventilation histogram and may be evaluated as an indication of hypoventilation or hyperventilation. An assessment of the number of peaks and other features of the ventilation histogram, such as in the case of a bimodal ventilation histogram, may be implemented to detect an occurrence of ventilation insufficiency or sufficiency. The detection methodologies may be implemented by a specific purpose computer, a detection device that measures a respiratory airflow or a respiratory treatment apparatus that provides a respiratory treatment regime based on the detected ventilation sufficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: ResMed Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Jeffrey Peter Armitstead, Dinesh Ramanan
  • Patent number: 10342944
    Abstract: An airway device is provided for opening a patient's airway. In an embodiment, the airway device provides dual tubes which allow the patient to breathe on his/her own, to be ventilated, or to be intubated. The airway device includes a camera which provides constant visualization of the patient's tissues during insertion of the airway device and during the entire medical procedure. In some embodiments, the airway device includes an endotracheal tube. A transmission lumen monitors heart and breath sounds. Information from the camera and the transmission lumen is relayed to a microprocessor to allow for monitoring which may be remote.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: WM & DG, INC.
    Inventor: Robert Molnar
  • Patent number: 10342705
    Abstract: Noise reduction in face masks and helmets reduces ear damage and improves communication by reducing noise in demand regulators with air diffuser perforated plates, screens or open cell foam and by providing muffling chambers. Insertable earmuffs are slid into voids formed in interior padding. Oral-nasal masks are isolated from helmet padding. Various layered helmets shells and padding reduce internal noise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Oceanit Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Sullivan, Daniel Kokubun
  • Patent number: 10342998
    Abstract: A hood comprising a flexible envelope and a reservoir of oxygen comprising a calibrated outlet orifice that leads into the internal volume of the envelope, the outlet orifice being closed off by a removable stopper, characterized in that the reservoir of pressurized oxygen comprises two independent storage compartments, a first compartment of which communicates with the outlet orifice and a second compartment of which is isolated from the outlet orifice via a sealed partition provided with a member for opening the partition, the opening member being switchable between a first configuration which prevents fluidic communication between the second compartment and the outlet orifice and a second configuration that allows fluidic communication between the second compartment and the outlet orifice, the opening member being sensitive to the pressure difference between the second compartment and the first compartment and being configured to automatically switch from the first to the second configuration when the pres
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: L'Air Liquide, Societe Anonyme Pour L'Etude Et L'Exploitation Des Procedes Georges Claude
    Inventors: Rachid Makhlouche, Jean-Michel Cazenave, Freddy Dumont, Christian Rolland, Benoit Rossignol
  • Patent number: 10335569
    Abstract: An oxygen face mask and component system is provided, the mask is designed to cover a user's nose and at least partially cover a user's mouth, the mask having lateral ports. Systems and assemblies including such a face mask and additional components are further provided, including a colorimetric CO2 detector, a sealing cap with or without a resilient sealing flap, a capnography gas analysis unit, a non-rebreather valve, a pulmonary function module, nebulizer, a gas scavenging system, a gas reservoir system, a gas filter, sample lines that are either straight or at an angle, and an aerosol mask platform; and methods of making and using such a face mask are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Monitor Mask Inc.
    Inventors: John W. Beard, Stanton D. Batchelor, Thomas R. Blackburn, III, Edward P. Browka, David S. Reid, V
  • Patent number: 10335617
    Abstract: Respiratory protection hood comprising a flexible envelope and a reservoir of pressurized oxygen comprising an outlet orifice that leads into the internal volume of the envelope, the outlet orifice being closed off by a removable stopper, characterized in that the reservoir of oxygen comprises, upstream of the orifice, a passage for the pressurized gas and a needle that is able to move in a given direction of displacement in said passage, the needle being subjected to two opposite forces in the direction of displacement, said forces being respectively generated on the one hand by the pressure of the gas in the reservoir and the other hand by a return member, the needle having a section with a defined profile that is variable in the direction of displacement in order to modify the degree of closure of the passage depending on the position of said needle relative to the passage so as to regulate the flow rate of gas allowed to escape via the passage towards the orifice as a function of time and the pressure of
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: L'Air Liquide Societe Anonyme Pour L'Etude Et L'Exploitation Des Procedes Georges Claude
    Inventors: Rachid Makhlouche, Jean-Michel Cazenave, Freddy Dumont, Christian Rolland, Vincent Perrard