Patents Examined by Justine R. Yu
  • Patent number: 11357688
    Abstract: Unique, multifunctional, ergonomic, paired, diagnostic, and treatment instruments having one or more knobs designed to simulate the digits of the human hand are provided. These instruments include a variety of curvilinear and linear tissue engaging edges and converging surfaces that facilitate the ergonomic use of these instruments on the irregular contours of the soft tissue areas of the human or animal body. These instruments for Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM), are to be used for mechanical therapy such as: breaking up soft tissue adhesions, fibrotic tissue, or calcium deposits, tissue massage, deep tissue release, acupressure, joint mobilization, and self-massage. These instruments are designed for treating more than one area of the body and may be used with humans as well as domestic and farm animals. These instruments are ergonomically designed and therefore reduce stress, strain and injury to practitioner's hands and fingers and provide enhanced patient comfort.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: PT By Design, LLC
    Inventors: Trinda D. Metzger, Janet DeFelice
  • Patent number: 11358012
    Abstract: A diaphragm or non-return valve is disposed in a supporting wall and includes a diaphragm plug and a valve seat having a passage opening surrounded by a continuous surface for sealing adhesion contact of a sealing lip of the diaphragm plug. The diaphragm plug is made as one piece and is of the same elastic, flexible material as the supporting wall, from which the diaphragm plug is separated along its perimetric edge by slots having a predetermined length. The diaphragm plug and the supporting wall are connected by at least two material bridges provided on opposite sides of the perimetric edge of the diaphragm plug, and the valve seat is configured as a shaped plate locked to the supporting wall in a position coincident with the diaphragm plug by a tightening ring, the valve seat and the tightening ring being engaged by elements passing through at least part of the slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Inventor: Valerio Palmieri
  • Patent number: 11351081
    Abstract: A back stretcher that has a basket shaped held support and an extending foot holder. In use, the patient is placed on the table. The patient' head is placed in the head support basket. The patient's feet are secured to the foot support. Once activated, the device slowly extends the foot support outwards, which causes the patient to be stretched. This system is safer than other systems because the patient's head, although supported, is not tied to the apparatus-especially under the chin or around the patient's neck. Unlike other tables, this table is one-piece making construction simpler and less costly. Finally, inasmuch as the foot portion is the only section that is moved, the mechanism is simpler and therefore more economical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Inventor: Ali Azzam
  • Patent number: 11338108
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a sleep-inducing system using carbon dioxide. The sleep-inducing system includes a mixed gas generation unit which generates a mixed gas of which a carbon dioxide concentration is within a preset range by mixing provided carbon dioxide and air, an emission unit which sprays the mixed gas from a position spaced apart from a user's face, a concentration sensing sensor which measures the carbon dioxide concentration of the sprayed mixed gas, and a control unit which controls the carbon dioxide concentration of the mixed gas generated by the mixed gas generation unit to be within the preset range on the basis of the measured carbon dioxide concentration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: NYX INC.
    Inventor: Dong Sin Kim
  • Patent number: 11331244
    Abstract: A vibration therapy device that includes a housing that includes a handle portion, a head portion and a module seat defined on the head portion, an electrical source, a motor positioned in the housing, a switch for activating the motor, a push rod assembly operatively connected to the motor and configured to reciprocate in response to activation of the motor, and a therapy module removably secured to the module seat. The distal end of the push rod assembly is configured to removably receive a reciprocating attachment thereon. The therapy module at least partially surrounds the distal end of the push rod assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: THERABODY, INC.
    Inventors: Jason Wersland, Benjamin Nazarian, Jaime Sanchez Solana, Eduardo Merino, Bill Webb, Alex Zhu
  • Patent number: 11326609
    Abstract: Embodiments relate generally to a cross flow blower (100) including a housing (108) which includes an inlet (104) and an outlet (102), rotating impeller blades (212) located within the housing (108), wherein airflow enters and exits the impeller blades (212) radially, a motor (106) operable to power the rotating impeller blades (212), and a plurality of flow forming blades (210, 214) located within the blower (100) operable to direct airflow within the blower (100).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Julius Jancarik, David Podola
  • Patent number: 11324975
    Abstract: A breathing tube (1), for a respirator (2), includes a flexible tube body (3) with a tube axis (4), with a first tube end (5) and with a second tube end (6). A molding (7) is formed at the first tube end (5). The molding (7) extends at least partially along the tube axis (4) away from the first tube end (5) of the tube body (3). A respirator (2) may be provided, including the breathing tube (1), a breathing unit (14) and a breathing air supply device (15). A breathing tube port (16) is formed at each of the breathing unit (14) and at the breathing air supply device (15) for connecting the breathing tube (1). A mounting device (17) is formed at at least one breathing tube port (16) for mounting the molding (7) of the breathing tube (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: DRÄGER SAFETY AG & CO. KGAA
    Inventors: Matthias Düpjan, Christian Ulbrich
  • Patent number: 11324911
    Abstract: A flow of gases in a respiratory therapy system can be conditioned to achieve more consistent output from sensors configured to sense a characteristic of the flow. The flow can be mixed by imparting a tangential, rotary, helical, or swirling motion to the flow of gases. The mixing can occur upstream of the sensors. The flow can be segregated into smaller compartments to reduce turbulence in a region of the sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Hamish Adrian Osborne, Niall Christopher Denham, Mahran Maumoon Sujau, Andre Van Schalkwyk, Ivan Justus Rademeyer, Tessa Hazel Paris
  • Patent number: 11317710
    Abstract: A fluid delivery system for a dental cleaning appliance includes a nozzle for delivering a burst of working fluid to the teeth of a user, and a fluid conduit for conveying working fluid to the nozzle. A body of the nozzle defines a fluid chamber and a channel for conveying working fluid from the fluid chamber to a fluid outlet from the nozzle. The fluid chamber has a tangential inlet for receiving working fluid from the fluid conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Dyson Technology Limited
    Inventors: Robert Lawrence Tweedie, Christopher Graham Vincent, Thomas James Dunning Follows, James David Coleman, Andrew Nicholas Walton
  • Patent number: 11318062
    Abstract: A machine that facilitates the performance of physical therapy exercises with or without the assistance of a physical therapist. The device allows a patient to sit upon a table, and connect the patient's body part to a cuff and pulling system. Then, via hand movements upon an article of the device cause body part flexion. Too, a patient can use the device for isometric like exercising via a series of stretch bands that attach to the cuff and table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Inventor: Javier Almendarez
  • Patent number: 11311445
    Abstract: A wearable apparatus for assisting muscular strength includes a base secured to a torso, a first rotary link coupled at a first end to the base to be rotatable about a first rotating axis and extending at a second end to a first side of the wearer to be moved forwards or backwards, a first extension link extending at a first end to the first side of the wearer and located at a second end on a wearer's flank, a first connecting part coupled at a first end to the second end of the first rotary link to be rotatable about a second rotating axis, and coupled at a second end to the first end of the first extension link to be rotatable about a third rotating axis, and a first upper-arm fixing part rotatably coupled at a first end to the second end of the first extension link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Beom Su Kim, Hyun Seop Lim, Kyu Jung Kim, Dong Jin Hyun, Ki Hyeon Bae
  • Patent number: 11311450
    Abstract: A compression garment system and method that may include a head garment portion configured to be donned on a head of a body. The compression garment and method may further include a neck garment portion configured to be donned on a neck of the body. A controller may be configured to control pressure applied by each of one or more head pressure applying regions and/or each of one or more neck pressure applying regions to move lymph at least from the head towards the neck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Tactile Systems Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Darren Jay Wennen, Wade Andrew Zander, Daniel G. Chase, Kristian Dior Gamble, Mark R. Riley, Alison Humble Golla, Sunday Jo Hoy, Julie Louise Green, Jason Grant Tilk, Jason R. Ertel, Rachel Nottingham Colosimo, Carolyn Marie McNeeley, Rebecca L. Blice
  • Patent number: 11311454
    Abstract: A handheld acoustic shock wave or pressure pulse applicator device has a body structure and an applicator head. The body structure has a proximal end and a distal end with a longitudinal axis extending between the ends. The applicator head is at the distal end. the head emits pressure pulses or shock waves at an inclined angle relative to the longitudinal axis of the body structure. The applicator head has a balloon or lens or membrane through which the emitted pressure pulses or shock waves pass. The lens or membrane is configured to be coupled directly or indirectly to an exposed soft tissue surface of a palate inside a patient's mouth to direct emitted pressure pulses or shock waves to the brain. The applicator device can be configured with the inclined obtuse angle fixed between 150 degrees and 90 degrees or can be adjustable between 180 degrees and 90 degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Softwave Tissue Regeneration Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: John F. Warlick
  • Patent number: 11304870
    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 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Inventor: Jonathan Hoffman
  • Patent number: 11305078
    Abstract: This invention provides ventilators that provide superior air-oxygen mixing and gas delivery. The ventilators that supply a gas mixture to the lungs of a subject. The gas mixture comprises a first gas (e.g. oxygen) and a second gas (e.g. ambient air). The ventilators comprise a first gas inlet, a second gas inlet, flow modulator of the first gas, a flow modulator of the second gas, a junction configured to mix the first gas and the second gas, a patient interface configured to deliver the gas mixture to a subject, a pressure sensor, a plurality of flow sensors comprising at least a first flow sensor and a second flow sensor, and at least one controller configured for obtaining data from the pressure sensor and flow sensors and controlling the flow modulators to provide a gas mixture having a target pressure and a target oxygen content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: INVENT MEDICAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Samuel M. Chang
  • Patent number: 11298283
    Abstract: A back therapy apparatus for vertebral massage includes a plurality of manipulating assemblies. The apparatus is adjustable and arranged to engage a spine at multiple locations over an extended length at vertebral areas between a spinous process and a transverse process on either side of a spine. A drive system is adapted to drive multiple manipulating assemblies simultaneously and independently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Pacla Medical Limited
    Inventor: Chongsu Lee
  • Patent number: 11298472
    Abstract: An ultrasonic nebulizer is provided that has a liquid chamber to receive a liquid. A piezoceramic transducer is attached to one end of the liquid chamber. The piezoceramic has an orifice to allow the liquid inside the chamber to exit. A plunger movably and sealbly is inserted into the liquid chamber from its other end, which is moved by a moving mechanism to push the liquid out of the liquid chamber. The plunger forms a small liquid droplet on the surface of the piezoceramic. Oscillation of the piezoceramic at megahertz frequencies results in atomization and formation of small droplets from the surface of the sessile droplet. The present nebulizer is a total consumption nebulizer, since all its droplets are substantially within 2 to 5 microns, which is the size range to penetrate into the lunges of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Inventors: Ali Sadeghinia, Ali Darbandi, Abbas Ostadalipour, Armin Sahba, Nasser Ashgriz
  • Patent number: 11298285
    Abstract: A powered exoskeleton is designed to provide assistance to a user, where the powered exoskeleton may have power-generating elements in one location and power-applying elements in another location, so that a user can easily wear the powered exoskeleton.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS ON BEHALF OF NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY
    Inventor: Zachary F Lerner
  • Patent number: 11285034
    Abstract: Cutaneous stimulation devices are provided. Aspects of the devices include a cutaneous stimulation module and a cutaneous association element configured to stably associate the module with a skin location. The cutaneous stimulation module may be an active or passive module. Also provided are methods of using the devices, e.g., in rehabilitation and/or pain mitigation applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Thomas P. Andriacchi, Jennifer C. Erhart-Hledik
  • Patent number: 11278239
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods provide compliance management tools such as for respiratory pressure therapy. In some versions, a respiratory pressure therapy system may include one or more processors, such as of a data server, configured to communicate with a computing device and/or a respiratory pressure therapy device. The respiratory pressure therapy device may be configured to deliver respiratory pressure therapy to a patient for a session. The computing device may be associated with the patient. The processor(s) may be further configured to compute a therapy quality indicator of the session from usage data relating to the session. The therapy quality indicator may be a number derived from contributions of a plurality of usage variables for the session in the usage data. The processor(s) may be further configured to present, such as by transmitting, the therapy quality indicator to the computing device. The therapy quality indicator may promote patient compliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: ResMed Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Peter Armitstead, Mark David Buckley, Michael Waclaw Colefax, Susan Robyn Lynch, Dion Charles Chewe Martin, Gregory Robert Peake, Dinesh Ramanan, Jamie Graeme Wehbeh, Natalie Zotelo