Patents Examined by Kristen Matter
  • Patent number: 10765223
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a novel mattress extension device that can be fixed or that is adjustable for depth and height, which is portable, and capable of conforming the device to the contours of any given mattress and box spring. In preferred embodiments, the various elements of the mattress extender device are each configured to meet the specifications of any or all applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Inventor: David Michael Marino
  • Patent number: 10758698
    Abstract: A mask system includes a cushion adapted to seal with a face of a patient. In one form an unobtrusive full-face masks system is provided which is comfortable and has a wide fit range. The cushion may include a sealing structure and a supporting structure. The supporting structure may include gaps or spacing in a nasal bridge region (NBR) and/or a lip region (CHN).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: ResMed Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Matthew Eves, Errol Savio Alex D'Souza, Jamie Graeme Wehbeh, Rupert Christian Scheiner
  • Patent number: 10751223
    Abstract: A painless bandage removal system includes a bandage with at least one adhesive, an adhesive solvent and at least one adhesive solvent release agent. The adhesive solvent release agent includes microbeads that contain a composition that liquefies at a temperature between 42° C. and 46° C. The released solvent degrades the adhesive agent and permits painless removal of the adhered bandage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Inventor: Tracy Hunter Taylor
  • Patent number: 10744029
    Abstract: The combined members potentiate the autonomic, thermoregulation of an animal such as a horse. An absorbent wrap cools an animal by removing its extra heat during extreme physical and environmental conditions. The wrap member is submerged in water, excess moisture removed, then placed in a sealed, insulated cooler lined with frozen icepacks where the components stay cold until use. The wrap is removed from the cooler and seen in one embodiment fitted around the neck of an animal and held in place by fasteners. Temperature remediation occurs through a countercurrent exchange where incoming and outgoing elements touch to remove heat. The cooling wrap increases an animal's physiological mechanisms by working with their vascular structures and respiratory tract during selective brain cooling (SBC). The animal while stationary or under movement is cooled through the processes of conductive, evaporative and circulatory cooling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Inventors: Leslie Melville Kasper, Olivia Melville Kasper, McKenzie Eleanor Kasper
  • Patent number: 10743525
    Abstract: This invention includes several variations of a machine for catching small creatures unharmed, particularly small fish and other aquatic creatures. Most embodiments include a hollow container, attached to a specially designed fishing rod via an insulated fishing line containing electrical wires. The user can lower the insulated fishing line into water and wait for a creature to swim into the hollow container, then the user can use electronic controls to remotely snap the hollow container shut, hopefully trapping the creature alive and unharmed within. The invention also makes a fun and interesting tool for children. Embodiments of the invention include the ability to monitor the temperature and other conditions inside the container, and also the ability to communicate remotely with the container, and monitor the conditions therein, through a program downloaded on the user's computer or phone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Inventor: Gwenevere Persaud
  • Patent number: 10736363
    Abstract: A strapless sports bra is optimally designed to provide extra support and better immobilization of breasts during intense workouts or vigorous activity. As is unique in a preferred embodiment, the sports bra is strapless and does not pull over a wearer's head. Also innovative, two back straps will overlap and crisscross, providing support. Strategically placed and designed padding will further protect and support a chest area; and as is important with relatively thick bras, the invention includes a breathable outer skin and inner padding support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Inventor: Katharine B. David
  • Patent number: 10716699
    Abstract: Embodiments of the Urine Collection System for Women are comprised of a collection sheet, a top collection flange, a bottom collection flange, and a standard collection cup. The collection sheet forms an aperture onto which the top collection flange rests. The collection flange protrudes through the collection sheet and forms the bottom collection flange. The top collection flange and the bottom collection flange are integrally formed together to form the overall collection flange. The bottom collection flange forms the attachment means for the collection cup. The standard collection cup is a common medical urine collection cup that attaches to the bottom collection flange via an attachment means. The combined weight of the top collection flange and the bottom collection flange deflects the collection sheet into a conical shape thereby causing the collection sheet to serve as a funnel directing urine into the collection cup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: PB Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Bradley Steven Parr, James Alen Mohrbacker
  • Patent number: 10694854
    Abstract: A portable gravity reducing apparatus is provided, which may be installed on a headrest of a fitted seat in a car, bus, plane, or an office chair. A pair of looped straps or under shoulder harnesses serves to lift the user's upper body via one or more hand pump driven pneumatic bags. The apparatus can be fitted to and detached from existing seats and chairs in a quick and easy manner in a variety of embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventor: Song Lin
  • Patent number: 10661122
    Abstract: One or more embodiments of an elongated swim cap concavity (11a) having expandable walls (11) with flexible pleats (11b) above a draw cord sleeve (13) or (17) containing a draw cord (14) with knotted draw cord ends (15) and attached draw cord accessories (18) extending from draw cord sleeve openings (16) at the back and above an elastic ribbed perimeter band (12) with a plurality of grooved channels with ear notches (12a). These aspects provide a swim cap that accommodates various hair types, particularly thick, curly, long, kinky, coarse, voluminous and/or high-maintenance hair and/or chemically treated hair and/or braids, rolled locks or dreadlocks to establish and maintain a water-tight seal, a secure and stable fit, and a streamlined profile. Aesthetic possibilities are provided with visibility of and unobstructed access to the ears. Other embodiments are described and shown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventor: Candice Danielle Banks
  • Patent number: 10653552
    Abstract: A device and a method for creating and/or maintaining an obstruction free upper respiratory passages. The device is configured to fit under the chin of a subject adjacent to the subject's neck at an external location corresponding approximately with the subject's internal soft tissue associated with the neck's anterior triangle. The device is capable of exerting negative pressure on the surface of a subject's neck, displacing the soft tissue forward and enlarging the airway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: SOMMETRICS, INC.
    Inventors: Jerome K. Aarestad, Richard Rose, John Nelson, Donna Palmer, Paulo Rangel
  • Patent number: 10634932
    Abstract: A nose free glasses utility for eliminating the use of a nose to support glasses includes hook and loop fasteners adhered to a visor/brim of a hat which eliminates the need to use the bridge of a nose for support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Inventor: Scott MacArthur
  • Patent number: 10625102
    Abstract: An improved gauze structure capable of separating inhalation and exhalation includes: an outer layer member, a top and a bottom portions thereof are formed with at least one first through hole, a center at the bottom portion is formed with a first front hole; an inner layer member, a top and a bottom portions thereof are formed with at least one second through hole, a center at the bottom portion is formed with a second front hole, at least one fastening unit is disposed at two sides; an inner mask member, used for covering a mouth, and formed with at least one third through hole and a connection part; and at least two air valves, disposed corresponding to the first and the second through holes at the top and bottom portions of the outer and the inner layer members and the third through hole of the inner mask member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Inventor: Chung-Yung Chen
  • Patent number: 10617164
    Abstract: The present invention is an apparatus for head wear comprising a swimming cap portion that is breathable, and protects the hair and scalp of the user from water and other watery substance(s); and a wig portion that has the versatility/appearance of natural hair, and retains a desired style even after multiple use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Inventor: Francine Larissa Feumba
  • Patent number: 10610763
    Abstract: An pressurized injectable mouthpiece for athletes in contact sports and other activities. The present invention is configured to be used at an pressurized fashion and is able to be injected with an gel-like supplement. The pressurized injectable mouthpiece comprises of an tab at the front base of the mouthpiece. Further, the present invention comprises suction vents throughout the outer base portion of the mouthpiece. The pressurized injectable mouthpiece further comprises air pockets coupled throughout the inner portion of the mouthpiece allowing the present invention to be used at an pressurized fashion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Inventor: Clarence Wheeler
  • Patent number: 10583274
    Abstract: A system including method and device with attachments and elements as a means of enhancing vascular access or other medical procedures, such as wound care or diagnostics, or for general medical purposes by effectively stabilizing patients' upper or lower extremities in a safer, more reliable, less intrusive and less costly manner. One embodiment indicates a rigid device with attachments for securing and immobilizing the rigid device and a shape and inflatable pressure cuffs (211) or bands for stabilizing the extremity to the device by eliminating or reducing the number of involved medical personnel, reducing risk of injury or trauma such as medical adhesive related skin injuries or contusions and eliminating or reducing the need for sedation to accomplish the medical procedure especially in children, infants, neonates, and preemies. Other embodiments include multiple sizes, shapes, dimensions, materials and elements necessary to accomplish safe stabilization of an extremity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Inventor: Ansley Lauren Bienvenu
  • Patent number: 10582699
    Abstract: An animal urine/specimen collection device for home or clinic that allows easy, prolonged use and is leak resistant. A disposable urine collection device and marking deterrent for use by pet owners and veterinarians on animals such as dogs is disclosed. The urine collection device of the present invention is formed from one pouch of flexible plastic material formed into a valve opening at the bottom, being inserted into another pouch of plastic flexible material with no valve formed at the bottom, creating an encapsulating container for liquid that passes through the inner valve pouch due to the outer and inner (valve shaped) pouch layers being sealed at the top peripheral edges. Flexible supporters that are integrally formed to the collection device are drawn up to secure on the back near the hind quarters for male animals, and around the legs and thighs, then on the back for female animals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Inventor: Jacqueline A. Arthurs
  • Patent number: 10561576
    Abstract: A respiratory device of negative pressure type comprising a shell fastened to the user's chest and/or abdomen with minimal dead space, one or more vacuum and compressed air chambers attached to the shell; vacuum generating and compressed air generating sources connected to the vacuum and compressed air chambers respectively, one or more openings on the shell to allow exchange of the air enclosed between shell and user's body, with the vacuum and compressed air chambers; a valve shuttling between the vacuum and compressed air chambers. By having low dead space, pre-generated vacuum and compressed air close to the user, and the use of fast acting valves in some embodiments, the power requirement, weight, and size are reduced, making the device low cost and portable. In some embodiments, the vacuum and compressed air generating sources can be mounted on the shell itself, making the device ambulatory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Inventors: Fernandes Glenn, Parikh Sarita
  • Patent number: 10561578
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a tuning fork handle assembly (hereinafter “assembly”). The assembly includes a substantially hollow body having an outer surface and an inner surface forming a cavity. An opening is formed at a first end of the body, and the cavity is flared at the first end of the body. The assembly also includes a spring member is disposed in the cavity at the first end such that the spring member fits into the flared end of the cavity. The spring member secures a tuning fork to the tuning fork handle responsive to engagement of the spring member. The assembly includes a cover disposed over the opening at the first end of the body. The cover includes an aperture configured to receive the tuning fork. The cover causes compression of at least a portion of the spring member to secure the tuning fork to the body of the tuning for handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Inventor: Jason Francis Kal
  • Patent number: 10556082
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to, amongst other things, systems, devices, materials, and methods that can improve the accuracy and/or precision of nitric oxide therapy by, for example, reducing the dilution of inhaled nitric oxide (NO). As described herein, NO dilution can occur because of various factors. To reduce the dilution of an intended NO dose, various exemplary nasal cannulas, pneumatic configurations, methods of manufacturing, and methods of use, etc. are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Mallinckrodt Hospital Products IP Limited
    Inventors: Craig Flanagan, Simon Freed, John Klaus, Thomas Kohlmann, Martin D. Meglasson, Manesh Naidu, Parag Shah
  • Patent number: 10548756
    Abstract: An orthopedic brace for preventing injury to a wearer including a body having a series of liquid filled regions, the body having a first more flexible state wherein the liquid filled regions contain a liquid material and a second more rigid state wherein the liquid within the regions is hardened to a second harder state, the body transformable from the first state to the second state upon receiving a force which exceeds a predetermined value. A chemical reaction or an isothermal process can cause the phase change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Rex Medical, L.P.
    Inventor: James F. McGuckin, Jr.