Patents Examined by Kendra D. Carter
  • Patent number: 11400323
    Abstract: Face coverings that protect the facial T-Zone region (i.e., eyes, nose, and mouth) from airborne transmission of infectious and other harmful particles are disclosed. The face coverings disclosed herein are designed to attach to the temples, frames, and/or the bridge of eyewear, which provides protection for the eyes of the wearer and dispenses of the need to adjust straps traditionally found on face masks. The face coverings may be converted to different configurations depending on the amount of protection and comfort desired by the wearer. For example, the face coverings disclosed herein can convert from a free-hanging position to a more protective configuration in which the mask conforms closely to the face of the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: SLEEVZ Inc.
    Inventors: Julianne Bernstein, Scott Joseph Bernstein
  • Patent number: 11383056
    Abstract: A vent arrangement is provided to a mask or associated conduit to discharge exhaled gas from the mask to atmosphere. The vent arrangement is structured to diffuse the exhaust vent flow to produce less air jetting, thereby increasing the comfort of the patient and their bed partner. For example, the vent arrangement may include one or more grill components and/or media constructed and arranged to diffuse vent flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: ResMed Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Eva Ng, Robert Henry Frater, Lee James Veliss, Barton John Kenyon, Daniel Robert Judson, Robert Edward Henry, Alison Oldenburg, Renee Frances Flower, Michael John Reid
  • Patent number: 11364360
    Abstract: In an example, a ventilator includes an outer container containing liquid, an inverted container submerged in the liquid to provide inverted container space between a closed top and an inner container liquid level; gas supply line to supply breathing gas to the inverted container space; and inhalation line having an inlet in the inverted container space to provide breathing gas to patient. The inverted container moves upward from a first elevation when the inverted container space reaches a hydrostatic delivery pressure and volume of the inverted container space increases. The inverted container stops moving upward and the gas supply line stops supplying when the inverted container reaches a second elevation above the first. Based on a breath demand signal or preset timing, the inhalation line opens to permit flow of breathing gas to the patient at the hydrostatic delivery pressure, lowering the inverted container due to lost buoyancy resulting in sinkage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of Homeland Security
    Inventors: Bryson Jacobs, Savannah Lyle
  • Patent number: 11351079
    Abstract: A vaporizer containment tent. The vaporizer containment tent includes a housing. The housing defines an interior volume that has an open lower end. The housing also defines a first end opposite of a second end, with an elongated area therebetween. A cut out is placed on the second end of the housing, corresponding to an area where the feet of an individual using the vaporizer containment tent would extend. The housing also includes a flap that is placed on the side portion of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Inventor: Donald Nellis
  • Patent number: 11351086
    Abstract: Embodiments of a Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (“CPR”) device are disclosed. A CPR device can include a compression mechanism configured to perform successive CPR compressions on a chest of a patient, the compression mechanism including a support portion configured to be placed underneath a patient, a piston, and a contact surface configured to make contact with the chest at a first orientation with respect to the support portion; and a controller communicatively coupled with the compression mechanism. The controller can be configured to receive at least one input and determine whether the first orientation of the contact surface should be adjusted based on the at least one input. The controller can further, responsive to a determination that the first orientation of the contact surface should be adjusted, cause the contact surface to move so that the contact surface makes contact with the chest at a second orientation with respect to the support portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: PHYSIO-CONTROL, INC.
    Inventors: Bjarne Madsen Härdig, Marcus Ehrstedt
  • Patent number: 11344744
    Abstract: A pain relief device and process or system to aid in the resolution of or otherwise treat pain in a body of a human or animal including at least one layer of PVDF film. An EL platform light therapy device is described which includes a layer of PVDF film and may also include a vibration element as well as at least one noise generator. An advanced modulated multi-mode red light device is also described here having an EL inverter (which can be sound generated), an EL panel (which can be sound generated), a magnetic strip field modulation, a double stick tape field distribution, a PVDF or tri-polymer resonance drive, and a three layer red filter wave generator. Shoe insert uses are also described along with alternative devices with EL tape as another improvement used in various alternatives, which may also include an inverter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: E.K. Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Emery Korpas
  • Patent number: 11337879
    Abstract: An orthosis for increasing a range of motion of an ankle is disclosed. In various embodiments, the orthosis includes a frame including a ball shell and a heel shell; a first actuator disposed on the ball shell and configured to apply a first force against a ball region of a foot, resulting in a moment being applied at the ankle; and a first rod connecting the heel shell and the ball shell, the first rod being slidably connected to at least one of the heel shell or the ball shell. In various embodiments, a second actuator is disposed on the heel shell and configured to apply a second force against a heel region of the foot. In various embodiments, a calf shell is configured to support a calf region of a leg that is connected to the ankle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Arizona Board of Regents on behalf of Arizona State University
    Inventors: Benjamin Shuch, Chaitanya Kulkarni, Sudhanshu Katarey, Harshit Dangaich, Saivimal Sridar, Pham Huy Nguyen, Thomas Sugar
  • Patent number: 11331177
    Abstract: An equine respiratory prosthetic device comprising a nostril prosthesis, including a prosthesis body having a passageway therethrough and an adjacent protrusion for engagement with the nostril cavity and extending into the false nostril of an equine to secure the nostril prosthesis to the nostril.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Vet Tech Innovations Ltd
    Inventor: Renaud Leguillette
  • Patent number: 11324904
    Abstract: A device and a system that delivers continuous positive airway pressure in conjunction with oxygen delivery is disclosed. The system is portable so that patients may be mobile and conveniently travel. Several means are disclosed for integrating oxygen production into a positive airway pressure (PAP) device, including oxygen production machinery entirely integrated into the PAP housing, oxygen production machinery that mates with a PAP device but which may operate independently, and where portions of the oxygen production machinery are located in the PAP housing and other portions (for example, the compressor) are located in a separate module, such as, for example, an AC-to-DC power conversion module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Inventors: Stephen Douglas Galbraith, Robert M. Rauker, Patrick J. Strollo
  • Patent number: 11324906
    Abstract: A method for guiding suction of an obstruction may comprise emitting sound waves from a sound generator into a tube, detecting returning acoustic reflections with at least one sound receiver, analyzing, using a processor, timings and amplitudes of the returning acoustic reflections to determine a location and size of an obstruction within the tube and a location of a tip of a suction catheter, and guiding the suction catheter to the obstruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventor: Jeffrey Mansfield
  • Patent number: 11305082
    Abstract: A liner for use with a respiratory mask having a frame portion which is detachable from a cushion portion is provided, the liner including a body constructed from an absorbent material, the body having a first end and a second end, the body including a hose aperture adjacent the first end and sized for placement over a hose connector of the respiratory mask, and a mouth aperture adjacent the second end for placement over a mouth opening of the mask to allow air to flow into a user's mouth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Naturs Design, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert M. Rutan
  • Patent number: 11285277
    Abstract: An inhaler, particularly for a horse, having a reservoir for dispensing a medicament preparation held under excess pressure, with a discharge nozzle for forming an aerosol of the medicament preparation and with a chamber for holding and temporarily storing the aerosol, which is located on the outlet side, a respiratory orifice adapter for a respiratory orifice, particularly a nostril, while according to a first aspect the reservoir is secured in position, at least in the axial direction, according to a second aspect the discharge nozzle has a direction of discharge which is inclined by more than 5° and less than 50° relative to a central axis of the reservoir or a direction of actuation for dispensing the aerosol, and according to a third aspect, the reservoir has a dispensing valve which is arranged at the top in the position of use of the inhaler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Inventors: Marcus Rainer Rahmel, Andree Jung, Herbert Wachtel
  • Patent number: 11285072
    Abstract: A system for mechanical stimulation of nasal tissues of a patient comprises a catheter assembly connected to a fluid flow generator. The catheter assembly comprises a generally oblong inflatable catheter defining at least one catheter volume and the catheter is configured to assume a shape suitable for insertion into a nasal cavity and to assume a shape suitable for stimulating a nasal tissue. The catheter assembly also comprises a tube part comprising at least one lumen configured to establish fluid flow connection between said fluid flow generator and catheter. Preferably, the catheter assembly comprises at least one vent for releasing fluid or permitting fluid to escape from the generated fluid flow. The fluid flow generator of previous aspects of the invention is configured to generate at least one of a smooth continuous flow, an oscillating flow and a pulsating flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Inventors: Fredrik Juto, Jan-Erik Juto
  • Patent number: 11285287
    Abstract: A speaking valve adapter is disclosed for assisting with speech or language expression during the respiratory recovery of a human. The speaking valve adapter including a speaking valve port, the port being orthogonal to a first interface port, the first interface port adapted to support tracheostomy or endotracheal tubing, a second interface port adapted to support at least one of a suction tubing and a bronchoscopy tubing, and a third interface port adapted to support a connection to a ventilator. The speaking valve adapter may be used by the patient for introduction of at least one of sounds and words while connected to the ventilator. A corresponding respiratory management system which implements the speaking valve adapter and configurable ventilator settings adapted for assisting with more effective speech or language expression during patient recovery or use, is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Inventor: Frank H. Arlinghaus, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11273271
    Abstract: In one aspect, embodiments of the present invention provide an aerosolization device for ensuring proper delivery of an aerosolized medication to a user's respiratory system. The aerosolization device may include a conduit, an aerosol generator, a restrictor disposed within the conduit, and an indicator mechanism. The conduit may include a mouthpiece end by which a user may cause inspiratory flow through the conduit. The aerosol generator may include a vibratable mesh. The restrictor may define a plurality of apertures disposed along an outer periphery of the restrictor configured to provide an increase in pressure differential that varies with an inspiratory flow rate within the conduit and to provide a relatively laminar flow downstream of the restrictor compared to upstream of the restrictor. The indicator mechanism may indicate to a user a state of a parameter of the inspiratory flow relative to a predefined desired range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Aerami Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Jim Fink, Lisa Molloy, Ronan MacLoughlin, Claire Elizabeth Lillis, Michael Joseph Casey, John Matthew Mullins, Kieran James Hyland, Joseph Martin Grehan
  • Patent number: 11266801
    Abstract: A ventilation system having a mask, a blowing assembly, and a processor. The mask has a mask body and a pressure sensor operatively associated with the mask body and configured to measure pressure within the mask. The mask body defines an inlet opening and a plurality of leak openings. The blowing assembly is positioned in fluid communication with the inlet opening of the mask body and configured to direct air to the inlet opening of the mask body. The processor is positioned in operative communication with the blowing assembly and the pressure sensor of the mask. The processor is configured to selectively control the blowing assembly based upon at least the measured pressure within the mask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: University of Utah Research Foundation
    Inventors: Michael Fogarty, Joseph Orr, Kai Kuck
  • Patent number: 11266799
    Abstract: A delivery device for a compound including: a housing, vial holding a compound; and a source of propellant, wherein the housing provides an inlet and an outlet for the vial, wherein the inlet is in fluid communication with the source of propellant and is directed against the in-line nasal delivery device compound and the outlet allows for delivery of the compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Impel Neuropharma, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Fuller, John D. Hoekman, Craig Kohring
  • Patent number: 11253672
    Abstract: A valve structure for treating a patient suffering from obstructive sleep apnea is provided. The valve structure is connected to an air flow generator and is connected to a mask that covers at least the nostrils of a patient. The valve structure includes an inlet pressure port attached to the air flow generator and an expiration valve that includes an expiratory membrane, a primary seat and a secondary seat. During inspiration, the expiratory membrane forms a seal with the primary seat, and during expiration, the expiratory membrane forms a seal with the secondary seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: FRESCA MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Richard Ewers, Andrew Dominguez
  • Patent number: 11247079
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a personal respiratory protection device, in particular, such a device comprising a respirator body having a periphery, a filter media, forming at least part of the respirator body, and a gasket, the gasket being located at the periphery and extending along at least a portion of its length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Garry J. Walker, Christopher P. Henderson
  • Patent number: 11246795
    Abstract: A chest compression device with a chest compression belt assembly including guards and sensors operable with a control system to control operation of the system depending on detection of proper installation of the guards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Inventors: Anna G. Prestezog, David T. Lawrence