Patents Examined by Justine R. Yu
  • Patent number: 10729615
    Abstract: A CPR system includes a retention structure to retain the patient's body, and a compression mechanism to perform CPR compressions to the patient's chest. The CPR system further includes a processor to control the compression mechanism, and thus the performance of the CPR compressions. In embodiments, the CPR system compresses at a rate or frequency that is varied based on feedback gathered from physiological sensors that detect physiological characteristics of the patient during treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: PHYSIO-CONTROL, INC.
    Inventors: Tyson G. Taylor, Alex Esibov, Bjarne Madsen Hardig, Fred Chapman
  • Patent number: 10702668
    Abstract: A ventilator or anesthesia device and method create a reference state and record a measured value as a reference value. A gas delivery unit is activated after the ending of the reference state to build up pressure in a breathing circuit. A comparison measured value is determined with a pressure or flow sensor. A deviation of the measured value from the reference value in relation to a predefined or predefinable expected value is monitored based on the comparison. A warning message is issued depending on a result of the comparison. A drop in pressure in the breathing circuit is caused after the recording of the comparison measured value and a further comparison measured value is recorded following the drop in pressure. A deviation of the further comparison measured value from the reference value leads to a further warning message when the deviation does not correspond to the further expected value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: DRÄGERWERK AG & CO. KGAA
    Inventors: Ralf Heesch, Robert Schmid, Jonas Börner
  • Patent number: 10702694
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are described herein that provide a vibratory device that can apply a vibratory signal to a portion of a head of a user such that the vibratory signal can be conducted via bone to a vestibular system of the user and cause a portion of the vestibular system to move in a manner equivalent to that of a therapeutically effective vibratory signal applied to an area overlaying a mastoid bone of the user. The vibratory device can be associated with frequencies less than 200 Hz. The vibratory device can be effective at treating a physiological condition associated with the vestibular system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Otolith Sound Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel Owen, Robert True
  • Patent number: 10702449
    Abstract: A CPR chest compression machine includes a retention structure that is configured to retain a body of the patient, and a compression mechanism. The compression mechanism is coupled to the retention structure and configured to perform successive compressions to the patient's chest. Various types of chest compressions may be performed on a patient during a single resuscitation event. Some embodiments also include a driver configured to drive the compression mechanism. The compression mechanism may thus perform chest compressions that differ from each other in a number of aspects, for example the depth of the compressions or the height of the active decompressions between the compressions. Some embodiments also include an adjustment mechanism. The adjustment mechanism may shift the compression mechanism with respect to the patient so that the chest compressions are performed at different locations of the patient's chest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Physio-Control, Inc.
    Inventors: Fred W. Chapman, Gregory T. Kavounas
  • Patent number: 10702444
    Abstract: Aspects of the invention include devices and methods for correcting a torso deformity of a patient. The devices include a suction chamber for placement around the torso deformity and to provide negative pressure to the torso deformity; and a measurement component coupled to the suction chamber. The measurement component is adapted to indicate a relative distance between the torso deformity and a distal surface of the suction chamber. The methods include positioning a torso deformity correcting device around a torso deformity on a torso of a patient. The methods further include withdrawing air from the suction chamber to apply negative pressure within the suction chamber to displace the torso deformity, and setting a negative pressure level by measuring the relative distance of the torso deformity and the distal surface of the suction chamber that is indicated by the measurement component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Children's Hospital & Research Center at Oakland
    Inventors: Olajire Idowu, Sunghoon Kim
  • Patent number: 10695264
    Abstract: A CPR system includes a retention structure to retain the patient's body, and a compression mechanism to perform CPR compressions to the patient's chest. The CPR system further includes a processor to control the compression mechanism, and thus the performance of the CPR compressions. In embodiments, the CPR system compresses at a rate or frequency that is purposely sub-optimal for circulation at least some of the time, and especially when it is detected that the patient has regained consciousness. An advantage can be that the patient may thus faint again, and therefore perceive less of the unpleasant experience of the mechanical chest compressions that the CPR system continues to perform on them as it preserves them alive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: JOLIFE AB
    Inventors: Tyson G. Taylor, Alex Esibov, Bjarne Madsen Hardig, Fred Chapman, Robert G. Walker, Gregory T. Kavounas
  • Patent number: 10695262
    Abstract: A flexible vibrating module with flexible radiating arms outwardly projecting around the module, with each arm having an associated coin motor which can optionally be operated at high frequency or low frequency or pulsing frequency, is shown in combination with a wrap having a snap in flexible grommet for the module to consistently orient properly the module with respect to a patient's muscles or joints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Brownmed, Inc.
    Inventors: Ivan E. Brown, Brandon Rodriguez, Daniel Joseph Breton
  • Patent number: 10694989
    Abstract: A system for inhibiting shaking includes multiple parallel tracks each to join a plurality of mini gyroscopes (MG) in series, the parallel tracks joined at one or more control junctures and disposed on a flexible substrate wrap. The system includes multiple MG accumulated in series in the parallel tracks via a user's action(s), the MG configured to spin 90 degrees relative to each other and a single parallel track at a magnitude and a direction of relative angular velocities. The system additionally includes mini accelerometers and a digital processing circuit to differentiate shaking and purposeful movement via a first and a second derivative of accelerations of portions of the flexible substrate wrap. The system further includes a microcontroller to control the variable angular momentum and the spin axis of the MG to ablate shaking relative to purposeful movement of portions of the substrate wrap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventors: Robert C V Chen, Tiffany Y W Chen
  • Patent number: 10688007
    Abstract: A wearable massage and/or compression device for applying controllable scrolling or intermittent sequential forces, such as compression forces, to the body and limbs of a user comprises one or more shape-memory wires integrated into an article of clothing and configured to apply a compression pressure to the limb through the fabric body upon changing shape in response to a stimulus, a pre-tensioning apparatus in the form of a bungee cord associated with each shape memory wire, and a micro-processor based controller for selectively actuating the one or more shape memory wire to reduce the length of the shape memory wire to thereby apply pressure to the wearer's body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Recovery Force, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew W. Wyatt, Brian J. Stasey, Mark Gummin
  • Patent number: 10682489
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a turbine ventilator having a fast response to the required inhalation of a subject connected to the ventilator. The turbine ventilator (1000) comprises: a first valve (3) connectable to at least one breathing orifice of the subject; an inspiratory reservoir (6) having an adjustable volume, said inspiratory reservoir being fluidically connectable to said first valve; a turbine unit (1) fluidically connectable to the inspiratory reservoir, said turbine unit being fluidically connectable via said first valve to the at least one breathing orifice of the subject; and a control unit (9) configured to control said first valve for controlling a flow or pressure from the inspiratory reservoir and/or turbine unit to the subject based on setpoints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: TRANSUNIT AB
    Inventor: Göran Cewers
  • Patent number: 10668230
    Abstract: A nebulizer and a method of breathing using the nebulizer is described. The nebulizer and breathing techniques are capable of delivering medicament into the sinus cavity of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Kurve Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Marc Giroux
  • Patent number: 10667938
    Abstract: An orthosis for increasing range of motion of a body joint. The orthosis includes a rotational linkage mechanism having a driving link and a driven link configured for rotation about a joint axis. The driven link is selectively attachable to a body part to rotate the body part about the joint axis. A dynamic force mechanism is operatively connected between the driving link and driven link to impart a dynamic force upon the driven link when the driving link rotates relative to the driven link and the driven link resists rotation with the driving link due to a resistance force imparted on the driven link by the body part reaching a maximum range of motion. The dynamic force is transferred through the driven link to the body part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Bonutti Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Boris Bonutti, Glen A. Phillips, Peter M. Bonutti
  • Patent number: 10661037
    Abstract: A method, connector and system for obtaining an indirect measurement of a parameter in a patient with a total liquid ventilation (TLV) system. At least one parameter measurement is obtained of a liquid taken in the TLV system comprising an endotracheal tube having a distal end inserted in a patient's trachea. At least one flow measurement is obtained of a liquid taken in the TLV system. Considering a fluid model of the TLV system, the at least one parameter measurement and the least one flow measurement are processed into the indirect measurement of the parameter in the patient. The indirect measurement may be a temperature or pressure. The temperature can be a lung temperature, a blood temperature or an organ temperature. The pressure may be a tracheal pressure or an alveolar pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: SOCPRA SCIENCES ET GÉNIE S.E.C.
    Inventors: Mathieu Nadeau, Philippe Micheau, Raymond Robert, Herve Walti, Olivier Avoine, Jean-Paul Praud
  • Patent number: 10653581
    Abstract: A treatment device includes a housing having a longitudinal axis extending between a proximal end and a distal end, a motor, a drive shaft operatively coupled to the motor, a compression spring at least partially disposed about the drive shaft, a helical cam disposed adjacent the compression spring, the helical cam having at least one discontinuity, a hammer coupled to the helical cam and moveable therewith, and a tip disposed adjacent the distal end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Inventor: Jonathan Hoffman
  • Patent number: 10639230
    Abstract: The present invention is a massage chair having a mechanism for adjusting position of massage element for arm massaging. As a non-limiting example, the massage chair preferably includes a massage chair frame; at least one arm massager apparatus positioned about a corresponding side of the frame; and a mechanism for securing the at least one arm massager apparatus about a corresponding side of the frame. In this example, the arm massage system may include at least one massage element for hand massaging, at least one massage element for tricep massaging, at least one massage element for shoulder massaging, a mechanism for adjusting position of the massage element for tricep massaging, and a mechanism for adjusting position of the massage element for shoulder massaging. The massage chair may further include a body massage system; a legs and feet massage system; and a noise-reducing, enclosure device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Luraco, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Le, Thanh Le, Abhishek Vinod Vazrekar, Varad Nitin Gokhale
  • Patent number: 10639444
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a facial mask system having an internal intermediate maxilla support structure for providing increased support and decreased occurrence of points having increased pressure concentration on a user's face, where the maxilla support system provides a comfortable, uniform sealing force around the breathing passages of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: BREAS MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventor: Donald Harrison
  • Patent number: 10617587
    Abstract: A massage device includes a rotatable member rotatably supported on a supporting base with a pivot axle, and a neck massage member engaged onto the rotatable member and rotated in concert with the rotatable member relative to the supporting base for engaging with a neck portion of a user and for exercising and massaging the neck portion of the user. The supporting base includes a number of rollers engaged with the rotatable member for rotatably supporting the rotatable member on the supporting base. The supporting base includes a number of sockets for engaging with and for supporting the rollers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Expectations, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Henry Leier, Lo Pin Wang
  • Patent number: 10610405
    Abstract: The present invention is a two-layer garment adapted to receive one or more body parts to provide a user with compression and thermal therapy. The two layers comprise of an inner base layer having a compression fit and an outer mesh layer. The layers are attached to one another such that an intermediate space exists between the two layers. The intermediate space is accessible through one or more openings to the intermediate space. The opening and intermediate space are adapted to receive a thermal transferring element. A thermal pouch having a plurality of projections on an outward facing surface may receive the thermal transferring element prior to insertion into the intermediate space or the projections may be located on the thermal transferring element itself. The outer mesh layer receives the projections securing the thermal transferring element at any location, resulting in unmatched customizable thermal and compression therapy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Snapbac, LLC
    Inventors: Ali Nilforushan, Kevin M. Bello
  • Patent number: 10610440
    Abstract: A swinging joint device includes a driving shaft member; a first output portion that swings about a driving axis serving as an axis of the driving shaft member; an elastic body that generates an urging torque corresponding to a first swinging angle that is a swinging angle of the first output portion; an apparent rigidity variable portion that varies apparent rigidity of the elastic body seen from the first output portion; a first angle detection portion that detects the first swinging angle; and a control portion that controls the apparent rigidity variable portion according to the first swinging angle detected by the first angle detection portion to adjust the apparent rigidity of the elastic body seen from the first output portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiromichi Ohta, Kazuyoshi Ohtsubo
  • Patent number: 10596064
    Abstract: A CPR chest compression system which uses tonometric data as feedback for control of chest compression device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: ZOLL Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher L. Kaufman, Gary A. Freeman