Patents Examined by Kurt Fernstrom
  • Patent number: 11913223
    Abstract: A set of interlocking blocks consists a plurality of first blocks and a plurality of second blocks capable of forming kinematic interlock. Each of the first blocks and second blocks comprise at least one male joint and female joint for mating with its counterpart. The motion of the first blocks and second blocks are constrained by joints. Subsequent first blocks and/or second blocks reinforce and immobilize prior first blocks and/or second blocks. Assembly of an interlock structure consisting the set of interlocking blocks may be performed via translation motions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Trustees of Dartmouth College
    Inventors: Yinan Zhang, Devin J. Balkcom
  • Patent number: 11915611
    Abstract: A medical training device facilitating practice of a task-specific medical procedure for the treatment of a traumatic injury is presented. The invention includes a simulant with or without a simulated wound and an optional case adapted to receive the simulant. For embodiments specific to establishing an emergency airway, the simulant includes a compressible body with an outer covering and an insert with an inner covering. The compressible body and the outer covering approximate a neck. The insert approximates a trachea. The insert is disposed within and separable from the compressible body. The inner covering is disposed between the outer covering and the insert. For embodiments specific to an intramuscular injection, the simulant includes a compressible body, a slot, and a fill. The compressible body approximates a muscle. The slot extends into the compressible body. The slot is adapted to receive the fill. The fill is removably secured within the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Techline Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel J. Parry, David J. Parry, Jr., Anthony R. Grillo, Thomas D. Kelly
  • Patent number: 11915610
    Abstract: A cadaverous heart model and methods of making and using the cadaverous heart model are provided. The cadaverous heart model may remain within the chest cavity of the cadaver (in situ) or may be explanted (ex vivo). The efferent and afferent vessels of the heart are ligated and one or more of the heart chambers are cannulated to permit the infusion of fluid. Video cameras or other means for visualizing the flow of fluid and opening and closing of valves are applied internally or proximally externally. Pumps and inflatable bladders are used to effect the flow of fluid within the heart model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Inventor: Joss Dean Fernandez
  • Patent number: 11903382
    Abstract: Disclosed is a device for the perfusion of an organ, including: a container of fluid, containing an organ bathed in the perfusion fluid; a first path including an inlet, an outlet and a pump; and a second path including an inlet, an outlet and a pump. The “arterial” outlet of the first path has a diameter smaller than a diameter of the “portal” outlet of the second path. The device additionally includes, between the pump and the outlet of the first path and/or between the pump and the outlet of the second path, an oxygenation unit arranged to oxygenate the fluid emerging from the “arterial” outlet of the first path more than the fluid emerging from the “portal” outlet of the second path. The device can include a communication path between the first path and the second path in order to oxygenate the second path. Use in liver transplantation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Inventors: Cécile Legallais, Patrick Paullier, Olivier Scatton, Eric Savier
  • Patent number: 11908341
    Abstract: Modular frames for instructional use that provide secure mounts for geometric solids are presented. Some contemplated modular frames can be assembled into three dimensional modular devices and are particularly suitable for instructional purposes. Modular devices comprising two or more frames could be coupled via a clip in two or more different configurations. Containers including conductive material and configured to provide a Faraday cage around their contents are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: ARK CRYSTAL, LLC
    Inventor: Nassim Haramein
  • Patent number: 11908342
    Abstract: A human body simulation device includes a heart model simulating a heart, a beat portion for causing the heart model to beat, a blood vessel model simulating a blood vessel, a pulsation portion for sending a pulsated fluid into the blood vessel model, and a control portion for changing a beat rate of the beat portion and a pulsation rate of the pulsation portion depending on a prescribed heart rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: ASAHI INTECC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Namima, Yuta Kubo
  • Patent number: 11891182
    Abstract: A multi-axis parachute and skydiving module simulator comprising a multi-directional gimbal assembly and cable assembly that provide the combination of motions and simulations to produce real parachute flight characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Flight-1 Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: William Charles Neger, III
  • Patent number: 11884094
    Abstract: A method of reusing a notebook provides a notebook having a synthetic-paper page. The method also provides a thermochromic ink pen which, when used to write on the synthetic paper page, leaves thermochromic ink markings. The method further provides a moisture carrier configured to have a liquid diffused therein. The moisture carrier is configured to erase the thermochromic ink markings from the synthetic-paper page by contacting the thermochromic ink markings when the moisture carrier is moist. The method then writes with thermochromic ink on at least a portion of the synthetic-paper page. Liquid is diffused in the moisture carrier, and the portion of the synthetic-paper page having the thermochromic ink is wiped with the moist moisture carrier, such that the thermochromic ink is erased from the synthetic-paper page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Rocket Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Lemay, Jacob Epstein
  • Patent number: 11887503
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure include a simulated wound apparatus allowing a wearer to simulate injuries for purposes of casualty simulation and medical response training. Aspects of the present disclosure are directed towards a wearable medical training device and more specifically a device for training of hemorrhage control procedures on junctional bleeding. The present disclosure, when used by a live actor, may allow users to safely simulate hemorrhaging in some of the most challenging blood vessels in the most challenging anatomical locations such as the carotid artery, the axillary artery, and the femoral artery. The present disclosure may further provide the ability for users to safely perform hemorrhage control procedures, such as compression and ligation. The simulated wound of the present disclosure may be compressed to control hemorrhage. The simulated wound receptacle of the present disclosure may be packed with hemostatic or simple gauze to control hemorrhage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Inventor: Stuart C. Segall
  • Patent number: 11887500
    Abstract: A method for controllable toggling viewing of written materials with adjuvant or explanatory notation material as a teaching or memorization tool. The method comprises the steps of imprinting adjuvant or explanatory notation materials adjacent to or in close conjunction with a visible text or notation, as a non visible or an invisible imprint. The non visible invisible adjuvant or explanatory notation material is made to become temporarily visible or viewable with a heat source or a viewing device for a controlled desired period of time by using the visible adjuvant or explanatory notation to perform a reading or writing function. Removing the viewing device or reducing heat renders the adjuvant or explanatory notation non visible or invisible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Inventor: Dovid Lesser
  • Patent number: 11884096
    Abstract: An arrowhead shaped skull mount is configured to support and display an attached animal trophy skull in a horizontal configuration and a vertical configuration. In the horizontal configuration, the trophy skull is attached to the skull mount and the skull mount is supported by a horizontal surface, such as a table or a mantle. In the vertical configuration, the trophy skull is attached to the skull mount and the skull mount is attached to a vertical surface, such as a wall or a post. The skull mount is configured to convert or switch between the horizontal configuration and the vertical configuration without altering the attachment method of the trophy skull to the skull mount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Inventor: Justin Thorp
  • Patent number: 11875703
    Abstract: A renal hilum surgical simulation system is provided. The renal hilum surgical simulation system includes simulated tissue layers and simulated renal organs and/or vasculatures. The renal hilum surgical simulation system is adapted for but not limited to laparoscopic donor nephrectomy surgical procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: Applied Medical Resources Corporation
    Inventors: Maya Kayyali, Gregory Hofstetter
  • Patent number: 11874094
    Abstract: A laser-based firearm and target training assembly that includes a handheld target structure of a material configured to generate a visually perceivable indicia when subjected to a laser light with a frequency range of 220-1060 nm and a handheld firearm assembly with a body having a barrel portion defining a muzzle, defining an internal laser housing channel, and including an upper surface. The assembly also includes a laser emission module disposed within the internal laser housing channel, with an emission aperture facing and aligned with the muzzle, and operably configured to emit a pulsed laser light emission of a frequency range of 220-1060 nm from the emission aperture when a user pulls a trigger thereon that causes an electronic controller to have the laser emission module emit the pulsed laser light emission therefrom to generate the visually perceivable indicia on the target structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Inventor: Naki U. Soyturk
  • Patent number: 11875704
    Abstract: A nasal simulator includes a three-dimensional (3D) printed nasal cavity within based on diagnostic imagery of a human nasal cavity. The nasal simulator comprising a fan system positioned to mimic air flow through the human nasal cavity. A first probe access bore is formed through the 3D printed nasal cavity to a first location having a first internal contour. An anemometer insert having an outer diameter sized to be slidingly received in and to pneumatically seal the first probe access bore, the anemometer insert having a distal contour that aligns with the first internal contour of the 3D printed nasal cavity, the anemometer insert having a longitudinal bore that is sized to receive a probe of an anemometer to detect characteristics of the air flow through the 3D cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventors: Angela R. Dixon, Saber M. Hussain
  • Patent number: 11869378
    Abstract: A surgical training device is provided. The training device includes a model for practicing the passage of needle and suture. The model includes a base with a plurality of openings configured to receive a plurality of suture tabs. The suture tabs are made of elastomeric material. Some suture tabs includes pre-formed tab apertures for the passage of a suture. Other suture tabs include a penetrable area through which a suture needle may penetrate for passing a suture. The suture tabs are movable with respect to the base to orientate them at different angles with respect to the base. The base itself may include portions that are angled with respect to each other. The suture tabs are movable with respect to the base to pull, expose or open the tab apertures and surfaces. Some of the tab apertures are slits that open upon being pulled relative to the base requiring the user to practice holding the tab while passing the needle through the tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Applied Medical Resources Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory K. Hofstetter, Tracy Breslin, Khodr Saleh, Natasha Felsinger, Katie Black, Milan Draganov
  • Patent number: 11869377
    Abstract: A tactile graphic display comprises an array of pin assemblies that can be individually activated to rise a selective distance above a plane, taking the shape of 3D objects and text in essentially real time. Each pin assembly of the array is operatively coupled to a permanent magnet that is slidable within an electromagnetic coil. When current is applied in a first direction to the coil, the magnet is repelled by the coil, causing it to move upwards and thus causing the pin to project from the array. When current is applied to the coil in the opposite direction, the magnet is attracted to the coil and moves downward, causing the pin assembly to retreat from the array. A latch member is configured to selectively engage and disengage a surface feature on the pin assembly for locking and unlocking a position of the pin assembly relative to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Inventor: Kailash P. Chari
  • Patent number: 11857814
    Abstract: A system is provided enabling do it yourself body stenciling and/or body art. In particular, the system of the invention provides a body tight removable mask that masks an area of the body for body painting. The mask is sized to fit a particular portion of the torso or an appendage of a subject individual, and masks a standard area to enable an unskilled artist to paint a portion of the subject individual. The stencil can mask a logo of a sports team or other form such as a swimsuit form on a wrist or ankle or upper torso, forehead, or a bathing suit area of the subject individual. In its simplest form, the stencil is a mask of the thighs, and the waist, for example, with a preferably elastic mask panel that can preferably be easily removed once the basic painting is complete. Advantageously, the invention enables websites that feature body painting, such as Sports teams, Universities, Sports Illustrated or Fashion TV, to sell stencil product in association with displays of body painted models.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Inventor: John Brent Mötteli
  • Patent number: 11854425
    Abstract: A simulated abdominal wall model that is ideal for practicing laparoscopic first entry surgical techniques is provided. The model includes a simulated abdominal wall portion captured between two frame elements of a support. The support is connectable to a surgical trainer. When connected to the trainer, the model provides a penetrable abdominal tissue portion for accessing an internal cavity of the trainer. The simulated abdominal wall includes a plurality of layers including a skin layer, a fabric posterior rectus sheath layer, a simulated fat layer of low-resilience polyurethane foam and at least two layers that provide distinctive haptic feedback upon penetration of the simulated transversalis fascia and muscle layers. The simulated abdominal wall includes a simulated umbilicus across several layers of simulated tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Applied Medical Resources Corporation
    Inventors: Katie Black, Nikolai Poulsen, Heidi Holmes, Natasha Felsinger, Tracy Breslin, Kennii Pravongviengkham, Boun Pravong, Eduardo Bolanos, Zoran Falkenstein, Charles C. Hart, Tina Talwar
  • Patent number: 11847933
    Abstract: A system including a simulated respiratory sub-system and a simulated airway subsystem. The simulated respiratory sub-system comprises simulated lung(s) and, optionally, a lung compliance assembly and a compliance motor. The lung compliance assembly has a backing plate and a pressure plate between which the simulated lungs are positioned. The compliance motor is configured to adjust a clamping force exerted by the pressure plate on the simulated lungs to simulate clinical presentation of lung compliance. The simulated airway subsystem comprises an airway unit and, optionally, a trachea tube and a trachea tubing depth sensor. The airway unit has a mouth cavity and an internal airway via which the mouth cavity communicates with the simulated lung(s). The trachea tube is in communication with the internal airway and operably coupled to the airway unit. The trachea tubing depth sensor ensures proper execution of an intratracheal training procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Inventors: Alberto Rodriguez, Victor Fernandez, Yassel Valdes, Lazaro Morales
  • Patent number: 11847934
    Abstract: A blood flow environment simulation device is disclosed, including: a liquid reservoir (1) for storing liquid; a vascular simulation tube (4); a pump (2) for pumping liquid; a plurality of circulation tubes (7, 11, 12), which form a liquid circulation path together with the vascular simulation tube; and a valve (6) located in the circulation path, having a valve inlet (17) and a valve outlet (18), wherein the area of the valve inlet (17) is variable to change the dynamic parameters of the fluid in the vascular simulation tube (4) over time. The present disclosure also relates to medical equipment that includes a blood flow environment simulation device as described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Inventors: Lizhe Zhang, Qinhua Jin, Hao Liu, Qiaoli Zhang, Yujie Huang, Dongyun Li, Yonggang Guo