Patents Examined by Justine R. Yu
  • Patent number: 11031117
    Abstract: A method for providing a therapeutic benefit to a person wearing an article having first and second tactile stimulators bilaterally positioned in the article to be in therapeutic contact with the person when the article is worn by the person. A controller (mobile device) activates the first tactile stimulator to provide a first stimulation for a first time period and activating the second tactile stimulator to apply a second stimulation for a second time period beginning at least commensurate with a cessation of the first time period. This process is repeated for a therapeutically effective number of repetitions so that the first and second stimulations are applied bilaterally to the body of the person without a perceivable pause in stimulation between the first stimulation and second stimulation to provide the therapeutic benefit to the person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: VMAS Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Vicki Mayo, Amy Serin
  • Patent number: 11020307
    Abstract: An assist system includes a fist belt worn on an upper body part of a user, a second belt worn on a knee of the user, a wire, a motor coupled with a first end of the wire and disposed on the first or second belt, a drive controller that controls drive of the motor, a gyro sensor that is disposed on the second belt and that measures an angular velocity about a direction perpendicular to the direction of the wire, and a controller. When the angular velocity is greater than or equal to a first threshold with a first tension being applied to the wire using the motor, the controller outputs first information. A second end of the wire is coupled with the second belt when the motor is disposed on the first belt but coupled with the first belt when the motor is disposed on the second belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenta Murakami, Stephen John, Mayumi Komatsu, Jun Ozawa
  • Patent number: 11020314
    Abstract: A method to reduce brain injury and brain swelling includes performing active compression decompression cardiopulmonary resuscitation on an individual in a supine position. The individual's head, shoulders, and heart are elevated relative to the individual's lower body. The head is elevated to a height of between about 20 cm and 30 cm above the horizontal plane and the heart is elevated to a height of between about 3 cm and 10 cm above the horizontal plane. Chest compressions are performed on the individual and actively decompressing the individual's chest while the individual's head, shoulders, and heart are elevated. Intrathoracic pressure of the individual is regulated using an intrathoracic pressure regulation device both while the individual is in the supine position and while the individual's head, shoulders, and heart are elevated relative to the lower body, thereby reducing brain edema during CPR.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Inventor: Keith G. Lurie
  • Patent number: 11013457
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for re-synchronizing a breathing pattern of a patient (16) suffering from ataxic breathing, the method including the steps of monitoring the breathing pattern of the patient (16) during sleep; detecting whether the monitored breathing pattern includes an ataxic breathing episode; and if an ataxic breathing episode is detected, ventilating the patient (16) and eliminating a spontaneous breathing of the patient (16) for a predetermined first period of time (?t1) by providing a flow of breathing gas (14) to an airway of the patient (16) with a volume of the breathing gas (14) provided per minute being above an individual-related threshold value of the patient (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Stefan Winter, Eugene Nelson Scarberry
  • Patent number: 10993874
    Abstract: A self-contained reciprocation mechanism is coupleable within an enclosure of a percussive massage device and is configured to receive an applicator head for stimulating a user's muscles. The self-contained reciprocation mechanism includes a spatial positioning bracket, a semi-cylindrical bracket, a piston, a motor, a crank, and a reciprocation linkage. The spatial positioning bracket is configured to receive the other interconnected components of the self-contained reciprocation mechanism and position said components relative to each other at close predetermined tolerances to assure that the interconnected components are properly positioned to provide consistent operating characteristics. The self-contained reciprocation mechanism is coupled within the enclosure using screws which extend through mounting tabs of the spatial positioning bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Hyper Ice, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Marton, Anthony Katz
  • Patent number: 10980623
    Abstract: An oral cavity washing device includes: a device body including a pump configured to discharge washing liquid, and a body unit including a tank provided at the device body; a tube connected to the body unit and configured to allow the discharged washing liquid to flow through the tube; and a washing unit connected to the tube and configured to discharge the washing liquid. The body unit has a two-dimensional shape like an ellipse or an approximate ellipse in a planar view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junichi Hoshino, Tadanobu Kitagawa
  • Patent number: 10966902
    Abstract: A lung gas exchange device includes a front housing, at least one strap configured to affix the front housing to an anterior neck of a user, a vibration device positioned within the front housing, a wear plate configured to transfer vibration from the vibration device to the anterior neck of the user, a power source configured to provide power to the vibration device, a power control mechanism configured to allow a user to turn on and off the vibration device; and a central processing unit board connected to the power control mechanism, the power source, and the vibration device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventor: Eric William Brader
  • Patent number: 10966901
    Abstract: A massage system includes a chair type massage machine that performs a massage on a person to be treated, a head mounted display (head worn type display device) that is worn on a head portion of the person to be treated, and a controller, which, when the massage is being performed by the massage machine on the person to be treated, makes a video image, including a moving image of a virtual practitioner performing the massage, be displayed on the head mounted display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: FUJI MEDICAL INSTRUMENTS MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masaaki Masuda
  • Patent number: 10966893
    Abstract: An exoskeleton apparatus includes a base unit, a support unit, and upper and lower arm units. The support unit is rotatable about a vertical first axis relative to the base unit. The upper arm unit includes a linking axle, a main arm that has a connecting end rotatable about a horizontal second axis, and a linkage mechanism for rotating the linking axle relative to the main arm about a horizontal third axis. The lower arm unit is rotatable relative to the upper arm unit, and includes a lower arm set co-rotatably coupled to the linking axle, a hand-receiving seat rotatably connected to the lower arm set, and a lower arm receiving seat connected to the hand-receiving seat, and a drive member for rotating the hand-receiving seat about a horizontal fourth axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: HIWIN TECHNOLOGIES CORP.
    Inventors: Shih-En Liu, Fu-Han Hsieh
  • Patent number: 10959908
    Abstract: A percussive massage appliance has a general Y-shape, with first and second handle portions being suitable for being held by first and second hands, respectively, of a user, with the percussive massage head reciprocating along an axis that lies in a major arc defined by the two handle portions. One use for the device is so that a user can grip the device with both hands while delivering a percussive massage to his own lower back muscles. The device has a rotation mechanism such that the user can rotate the reciprocation axis through an arc of about 120 degrees relative to the handles, and an extension handle mates with one of the handle portions, providing great versatility to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Pado, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Lee, Alejandro Garfio, Travis Frye
  • Patent number: 10953248
    Abstract: A personal entertainment respiratory apparatus provides air to a user to provide a fully immersive entertainment experience. The personal entertainment system may comprise a flow generator for providing the flow of air. A personal spatial respiratory interface may be coupled to the flow generator. The personal spatial respiratory interface may comprise an outlet for the flow generator. The personal spatial respiratory interface may further be configured to direct the flow of air within an ambient breathing proximity of a user. The personal entertainment respiratory apparatus may further comprise a controller and a sensory particle dispenser. The controller and sensory particle dispenser may be configured to selectively activate release of a sensory particle from the dispenser into the directed flow of air in response to an entertainment triggering signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Inventors: Tzu-Chin Yu, Emma Anne Connell, David Creusot, Donald Darkin, Barton John Kenyon, Paul Jan Klasek, Andrew Sims, Quangang Yang, Phillip Rodney Kwok
  • Patent number: 10952924
    Abstract: A lip augmentation assembly and method of selectively plumping the lips provides a housing having a first end forming a grip, and a second end. The housing encases a motor and a vibrating member. A vibrating head snugly couples to the second end of the housing. The head engages the inner surface of the lips. The head has an irregular oval shape, opposing wide sidewalls, opposing narrow sidewalls, and a concave-shaped terminus. Vibration nodules are arranged in a grid-like pattern on the wide and narrow sidewalls of the head. The vibration nodules receive vibrations from the vibrating member. An epidermal cell growth serum is topically applied to the lips before, and after, engagement with the vibration nodules. Pressing the wide sidewall of the head against the inner surface of lips, applies a deeply focused pressure on the lip. Pressing the narrow sidewall against the lips augments selected segments of lips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Indiga Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Lilita Infante, Jonathan Osborne
  • Patent number: 10932986
    Abstract: A portable massage table and recovery device features a support table and independent massage head mounted within a slot in said support table. Both massage head and support table are supported upon the ground and the support table is capable of independent rolling motion in-line with the massage head. The massage head has varying levels of resistance and an articulable massage structure. Side rolling wheels may be used to maintain the in-line relationship of the massage head and support table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Inventors: Dustin J Bouch, Eric V Bostrom
  • Patent number: 10933204
    Abstract: An apparatus for delivering a therapeutic agent may be associated with a cap for a bottle that contains a prescription for a drug to which the therapeutic agent corresponds. When the prescription bottle holds an opioid, the therapeutic agent may be a substance that counteracts the effects of the opioid. The apparatus may include a nozzle that facilitates nasal administration of the therapeutic agent. The apparatus may be capable of attaching to a cap for a prescription bottle, or the apparatus may have a configuration that enables it to serve as the cap for the prescription bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: CounterAct, LLC
    Inventors: Donald Roy Mealing, Todd David Pizitz
  • Patent number: 10933210
    Abstract: Nasal cannulas for providing respiratory therapy to patients can have a curved prong section that has turbulation elements on the inside curve of the prong. A flow of breathing gas moving through the prong may incur less resistance and create less noise when flowing through such a prong due to the promotion of favorable flow dynamics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Laurence Gulliver, Mark Thomas O'Connor
  • Patent number: 10918142
    Abstract: A facial mask includes a foam sealer that is attached at one or more sides of the mask. The foam sealer prevents air or breath from going upwards out of the mask, thereby preventing glasses from being fogged up during surgery. It also keeps air or materials from getting into the mask and prevents, to a degree, bodily fluids and unwanted odors from penetrating the mask than existing masks. The mask prevents unwanted distractions to the surgeon or other medical personnel. The mask also may prevent medical illnesses from the inhalation of air, the exposure to bodily fluids, or the transfer of gases. The foam sealer is comprised of open cell foam. The facial mask acts as a more complete barrier to odors and bodily fluids that may otherwise endanger both the user or other personnel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Inventor: William Loughran
  • Patent number: 10893998
    Abstract: A garment for providing circulatory system disorder therapy includes a skin contacting layer, a backing layer, and a coupling. The backing layer is coupled to the skin contacting layer such that the skin contacting layer and the backing layer form a plurality of macro-chambers. A first one of the plurality of macro-chambers is partitioned into a plurality of micro-chambers. Each of the plurality of micro-chambers is in direct fluid communication with at least one other of the plurality of micro-chambers. The coupling is coupled to the backing layer and is configured to supply pressurized air directly into the first macro-chamber such that the pressurized air is delivered to a first one of the plurality of micro-chambers of the first macro-chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: INOVA LABS INC.
    Inventors: Dinesh Ramanan, Jose Ricardo Dos Santos, Blythe Guy Rees-Jones, Tzu-Chin Yu, Matthew John Backler
  • Patent number: 10894137
    Abstract: It is the object of the invention, which relates to a tracheal tube (1) and a method for producing a tracheal tube (1), to provide a tracheal tube (1) with a connector (3), wherein the connector (3) is connected to a curved tube (2) by way of a rotatable and pivotable connection that can be easily realized. This object is solved with a device having a joint head part (4) of a ball joint arranged on first end of the connector (3) facing the curved tube (2), a first partial socket (2.1) of the ball joint arranged on a first end of the curved tube (2) facing the connector (3), a locking socket (5) arranged as a second partial socket of the ball joint, and a locking ring (6) arranged for connecting the locking socket (5) with the curved tube (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Primed Halberstadt Medizintechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Bastian Ramdohr, Sascha Leibitzki
  • Patent number: 10874579
    Abstract: A wearable massager includes a plurality of attachments, each of which is designed for a specific body part. Each attachment includes at least one massaging module on an inner surface that is either formed of mechanical rollers that simulate a massage as they are moved vertically and horizontally, or a plurality of contiguous, inflatable bladders that simulate a massage as they are inflated and rapidly deflated. A controller allows a user to vary the speed and intensity with which the rollers are moved horizontally and vertically, or the level, order and frequency in which each bladder is inflated and deflated. Accordingly, the continuous movement of the rollers or inflation and deflation of the bladders against the wearer's skin simulates the typical movements of a massage therapist's hands and fingers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Inventor: Reginald Rembert
  • Patent number: 10874818
    Abstract: An aerosol delivery system, which includes an aerosol delivery unit, the aerosol delivery unit including: a cartridge receiver, which is configured to receive a cartridge assembly; and an inductor configured to receive the cartridge assembly and heat a liquid formulation within a capillary tube to produce an aerosol by induction heating. The cartridge assembly including an active part of the cartridge assembly including a capillary tube; a susceptor, the susceptor configured to partially surround the capillary tube; and a pair of displaceable covers, which surround at least the capillary tube and the susceptor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Hassenpflug, Larry Keith Hooks, Jr., James A. Prescott, Ludwin Mora, Michael Scott Ulrich, Jane O'Loughlin, Steve Wilder, William G. Atterbury, Thomas D. Haubert, Ryan Somogye, Michael Ko, Stephen C. Schmitt, Michael Lorenz, Lawrence A. Weinstein, James Leamon