Patents Examined by Justine R. Yu
  • Patent number: 11975237
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a respiratory therapy system having two respiratory therapy devices operable separately and independently of one another. The respiratory therapy devices each have a control unit and each have a device component controllable by means of the control unit for providing a device function. In this case, a coupling unit is provided for establishing an operational connection between the respiratory therapy devices. The coupling unit is designed for the purpose of controlling the control units of the respiratory therapy devices when the operational connection is established.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Inventors: Bjoern Tiemann, Christof Goebel, Anne Wonsyld, Thomas Ress, Benjamin Adametz, Jan Schattner
  • Patent number: 11974961
    Abstract: An example of a system for providing emergency care to a patient includes an automated chest compression device configured to engage the patient at the patient's sternum to provide multiple chest compression cycles to the patient's sternum, an automated mechanical ventilation device to induce negative pressure ventilation, and a controller operably coupled to the automated chest compression device and the automated mechanical ventilation device and including one or more processors configured to control the automated chest compression device to cyclically perform chest compressions, and control the automated mechanical ventilation device to cyclically induce the negative pressure ventilation out-of-phase with the chest compressions such that the automated mechanical ventilation device cyclically induces the negative pressure ventilation prior to each compression of the patient's sternum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: ZOLL Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Gary A Freeman, Christopher L Kaufman
  • Patent number: 11974960
    Abstract: Methods and devices are described, such as for chest compression depth measurement for CPR performed on infants and for allowing active decompression of a patient's chest during a release phase of a chest compression cycle. An anterior segment of a resilient wrap-around structure may be positioned on the patient's sternum, including a first motion sensor. A posterior segment of the resilient wrap-around structure may be positioned on the patient's back, including a second motion sensor. Chest compressions may be provided such that the first motion sensor moves in fixed relation with the patient's sternum and the second sensor moves in fixed relation with the patient's back. Active decompression may be allowed for, including the resilient wrap-around structure exerting an expansive force on the patient's chest wall during a release phase of a chest compression cycle and hastening expansion of the patient's chest during the release phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: ZOLL Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Annemarie E Silver, Ulrich R Herken
  • Patent number: 11951071
    Abstract: A massage pillow configured to be positioned over a fluid jet includes a cushion and a retaining assembly. The cushion includes a front surface, a rear surface, and side surfaces extending there between. The rear surface includes an annular edge defining an opening providing access to an interior of the cushion sized to at least partially cover the jet. The retainer assembly includes an opening configured to align with the jet and a peripheral edge configured to retain the annular edge of the cushion. The retainer assembly is configured to be removably fixed to a wall surrounding the jet with the jet aligned with the opening of the retainer assembly and the opening of the cushion, such that fluid expelled from the jet passes into the interior of the cushion, so that the pillow provides massage and/or warmth due to the expelled fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Sundance Spas, Inc.
    Inventors: Carl Arsin, Mark Knight
  • Patent number: 11950640
    Abstract: A chest patch component and a use method thereof are disclosed according to the present application, and belonging to the technical field of chest patches, including: a chest patch body, a cross-sectional area of the chest patch body is arranged in an arc shape; a detachable massage module arranged at one side of the chest patch body, where the detachable massage module is mounted on a convex part of the chest patch body; a mounting component arranged between the chest patch body and the detachable massage module, the chest patch component disclosed by the present application is mainly composed of a chest patch body, a detachable massage module, a mounting groove, an antibacterial structure, a covering cushion layer, a close-fitting cloth cover and other main structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Shenzhen Shenmo Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yiyue Chen
  • Patent number: 11944585
    Abstract: Compression garments may include mitts and tightening apparatus to don, or put on, such compression garments. The mitts may be configured to receive a user's hand such that the user can move one or more portions of the garments using the mitts. The tightening apparatus may allow a user to selectively tighten or loosen the garments about the user's body portions. Once donned, the compression garments may apply pressure to one or more regions of the user's body such as, e.g., arm regions, shoulder regions, torso regions, and neck regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Inventors: Daniel G. Chase, Darren Jay Wennen, Kristian Dior Gamble
  • Patent number: 11938079
    Abstract: A massage stick structure includes a hollow cylinder, a drive control module, and an end cover. The hollow cylinder has a cavity, and a mounting port formed on an end of the hollow cylinder and communicating with the cavity. The drive control module includes a support member, a control assembly and a vibrator fixed to the support member. The end cover is fixed to the support member. The drive control module is disposed into the cavity from the mounting port, and the end cover covers and assembles to the mounting port. Therefore, the assembly process of each component may be simplified to reduce production time and maintenance time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Inventors: Po-Chang Liu, Li-Pin Yuan
  • Patent number: 11938080
    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: March 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: MOON POOL LLC
    Inventor: Jonathan Hoffman
  • Patent number: 11911330
    Abstract: A robotic exoskeleton including a back portion providing at least two degrees of freedom, two shoulder portions, each shoulder portion providing at least five degrees of freedom, two elbow portions, each elbow portion providing at least one degree of freedom, and two forearm portions, each forearm portion providing at least one degree of freedom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Board of Regents, The University of Texas System
    Inventors: Ashish Warren Deshpande, Bongsu Kim
  • Patent number: 11911334
    Abstract: A massage device includes a base, a driving module, a massage head, an enclosure, and a heating module. The massage head is connected to the driving module, a side of the massage head away from the base is provided with a massage protrusion, and a first cavity is formed on a side of the massage head facing the base. The enclosure is arranged between the base and the massage head, an end of the enclosure away from the base is arranged close to an end of the massage head close to the base, a second cavity in communication with the first cavity is formed in the enclosure, and the second cavity and the first cavity jointly form a heating chamber. The heating module is accommodated in the heating chamber and fixed relative to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Aukey Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Xigen Xiao
  • Patent number: 11896545
    Abstract: A garment assembly includes a sleeve member having outer and inner surfaces, a first vibration assembly associated with the sleeve member, and a control module associated with the sleeve member. The first vibration assembly includes a plurality of vibration motors that are arranged in a circle about a center point. An angular distance between each vibration motor of the plurality of vibration motors is approximately the same. The control module includes a battery, and the first vibration assembly is in electrical communication with the control module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Therabody, Inc.
    Inventors: Eduardo Merino, Benjamin Nazarian, Jaime Sanchez Solana
  • Patent number: 11896538
    Abstract: Disclosed is a therapeutic stretching apparatus, which in particular provides a user with a system for providing an assist to increase knee extension as well as for maintaining stability of the knee after surgery. This device can not only act as a therapeutic stretching apparatus but also can act as a primary post-op knee brace with locks/limits on hinge to prevent user from further injuring the joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: ERMI, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas P. Branch, Edward S. Dittmar, Timothy James Shary, Shaun Kevin Stinton, Nathaniel K. DeJarnette
  • Patent number: 11890247
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a method and apparatus for providing a blood pressure control massage. According to an embodiment of the present disclosure, there is disclosed a method for providing blood pressure control massage, the method including acquiring blood pressure information of a user, determining a blood pressure control massage pattern on the basis of the blood pressure information, and providing a massage on the basis of the determined massage pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: BODYFRIEND CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chul Jin Jeon
  • Patent number: 11890254
    Abstract: A neck massaging device includes an elastic arm, a handle, a connecting member, an electrode assembly, and an electric pulse generating device. The handle includes a first outer shell and a first inner shell. The first outer shell includes a connecting end and a free end opposite to the connecting end, and the first inner shell is buckled with the first outer shell. The connecting member is for connecting the handle to the elastic arm. The connecting member is connected to the connecting end of the handle and buckled with the first inner shell. The electric pulse generating device is electrically connected with the electrode assembly. The free end of the handle may swing with the connecting member as a pivot under an action of external force to drive the first inner shell to be separated from the connecting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Inventors: Jie Liu, Hua Xiao, Xianjie Yu
  • Patent number: 11883352
    Abstract: A system for monitoring performance of a resuscitation activity on a patient by an acute care provider is provided. The system includes: a first wearable sensor configured to sense movement of a first portion of an acute care provider's hand; a second wearable sensor configured to sense movement of a second portion of the acute care provider's hand; and a controller. The controller is configured to: receive and process signals representative of performance of a resuscitation activity from the first sensor and the second sensor; identify from the processed signals information indicative of at least one of a relative distance, a relative orientation, a change in relative distance and a change in relative orientation between the first sensor and the second sensor during performance of the resuscitation activity; and determine at least one resuscitation activity parameter based, at least in part, on the identified information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: ZOLL Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Paolo Giacometti, Annemarie Silver, Lisa Campana, Frederick J. Geheb, Gary A. Freeman
  • Patent number: 11877973
    Abstract: A massage ball assembly is for a massage chair. The massage ball assembly includes: a main frame; one or more tilting frames mounted to be rotatable with respect to the main frame; massage balls each mounted on the one or more tilting frames; and heating balls each mounted on the one or more tilting frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: COWAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kyung Hwan Park, Yeon Soo Seong
  • Patent number: 11877972
    Abstract: An inversion table that incorporates additional therapies, such as massage, traction, and heat. Therapeutic elements of the inversion table may be programmable, so that settings are cycled automatically through preprogrammed patterns. The table may have one or more back massage elements that travel along tracks in the table to massage different portions of the back, and similar neck massage elements that massage different portions of the neck. Traction actuators may apply traction forces to the head and the legs. One or more heating pads may apply heat to any portion of the body. Settings for the therapeutic elements may be controlled by a processor that may execute stored therapy programs, or may respond to user input from a controller or a smartphone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Inventor: Marcus Curry
  • Patent number: 11877980
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for providing therapeutic bubbling massage of a person's body. The apparatus may be adapted to float on, for example, a pond, lake or pool. The apparatus may be formed of pressurized pneumatic tubing having an interior volume that is pressurized with air. The pneumatic tubing may form a frame allowing a user to sit, lie, recline or otherwise be disposed on upper surfaces of the pneumatic tubing. The weight of a user disposed on the upper surfaces of the pneumatic tubing may force a portion of the pneumatic tubing below the surface of the fluid in which the apparatus is floating, such that bubbles are formed when the pressurized gas is allowed to escape the pneumatic tubing through openings, impacting the body of the user. The gas may be heated or may be infused with an aroma.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Inventor: Michael Howard Bell
  • Patent number: 11878110
    Abstract: A device for delivering a compound to the olfactory region of the nasal cavity includes an actuator body and a tip that removably couples to the actuator body. The actuator body comprises a propellant channel in fluid communication with a propellant canister. The tip comprises an exit channel, an inlet interface, one or more grooves, and an outlet orifice. The exit channel extends between a proximal end and a distal end of the tip. The inlet interface is positioned about a distal end of the exit channel, and the inlet interface couples to a compound container containing the compound. The grooves are positioned about the inlet interface and direct propellant from the propellant channel into the compound container, thereby agitating and entraining the compound in the compound container with the released propellant. The compound and the propellant then travel through the exit channel and out the outlet orifice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: Impel Pharmaceuticals Inc.
    Inventors: Craig Frederick Kohring, Christopher William Fuller
  • Patent number: 11872176
    Abstract: A rotational joint of intra-extra rotation for assistance of the movement of intra-extra rotation of a shoulder of a user. The rotational joint features a first circular guide arranged to rotate about a first rotation axis and a second circular guide arranged to rotate about a second rotation axis that is parallel to the first rotation axis. A support element is arranged to support the first and the second circular guides. The first and the second circular guide are pivotally connected by a conical wheel having a third rotation axis perpendicular to the first rotation axes and said conical wheel being pivotally constrained to the support element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Inventors: Andrea Baldoni, Matteo Moisé, Simona Crea, Emilio Trigili, Mario Cortese, Nicola Vitiello, Francesco Giovacchini