Patents Examined by Kurt Fernstrom
  • Patent number: 11568763
    Abstract: A patient simulator system includes a fetal patient simulator including a simulated torso and a simulated head attached to the simulated torso and being moveable in relation to the simulated torso between a neutral position and a raised position. An actuator is configured to raise the simulated head from the neutral position to the raised position. The actuator may be disposed within the simulated head of the fetal patient simulator. The patient simulator system may further include a maternal patient simulator in which the fetal patient simulator is adapted to be disposed to simulate a birthing scenario. The actuator may raise the simulated head from the neutral position to the raised position during the birthing scenario to simulate the rise of a natural fetus's head during birth. The actuator may comprise an inflatable bag or other member positioned outside of the fetal patient simulator and within the maternal patient simulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Gaumard Scientific Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Miguel Carvajal, Victor Fernandez, Jeffrey Karpf, Yojans Lurbe, Lazaro Morales, Alberto Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 11566659
    Abstract: A manikin (1) comprising jointed body parts that are configurable to (1) closely mimic natural movement of corresponding body parts of a real baby and/or (2) closely mimic a range of poses or postures of a real baby. The baby manikin (1) includes a neck joint (11) (articulated ball and socket joint), a waist joint (12) (articulated ball and socket joint), a hip joint (13) (double ball and socket joint), two knee joints (14) (pin joints), two ankle joints (15) (articulated ball and socket joints), two shoulder joints (16) (double ball and socket joints), two elbow joints (17) (pin joints), and two wrist joints (18) (articulated ball and socket joints).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Inventors: Brendon Jay Moffatt, Sandra Jaye Moffatt, Daniel Peter Freund, Christopher Graham Conway Lamb
  • Patent number: 11547333
    Abstract: Systems and Methods for determining a physiological parameter are disclosed. The physiological sensing device can measure a physiological parameter, determine a mood based on the physiological parameter, and render one or more songs associated with the mood.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Inventor: Aseeyah Shahid
  • Patent number: 11542716
    Abstract: In an artificial surfing system for generating a standing wave, comprising a water circuit, in which a first wave generating device is arranged, which comprises a wave pool and a ramp arranged upstream of the wave pool, over which the water flows down into the wave pool, wherein the water circuit downstream of the wave pool of the first wave generating device comprises a water backflow, via which the water is made available to a pump with which the water can be conveyed from the backflow upwards to the first wave generating device, at least one further wave generating device is arranged in the backflow, to which the water coming from the first wave generating device flows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Inventor: Stefan Stockinger
  • Patent number: 11541683
    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: May 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Rocket Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Lemay, Jacob Epstein
  • Patent number: 11538363
    Abstract: A lightweight training aid is disclosed including selectively positioned posable appendages for use in various training exercises. The training aid may be formed of one or more separable and distinct portions including a head module, a torso module and a leg module, and combinations thereof. The head module and/or leg module may be releasably coupled to the torso module by interchangeable mounting arrangements. Appendages of the training aid may be posable, at least within a set range of motion, within any of a potentially infinite number of orientations. Methods of using such a training aid also are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: Krausko, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Kraus, Lawrence E. Kraus
  • Patent number: 11538361
    Abstract: A rotational device is provided that enables a user to tangibly experience movement of a three-dimensional object in a four dimensional space. The rotational device includes an inner cubic frame assembly rotatably supported within an outer frame. The outer frame is formed from a series of wires connected at hubs to enable the user to view the movement of the inner cubic frame. A rotation mechanism may be provided to allow a user to rotate the inner cubic frame within the outer frame. A fixed internal cubic frame is mounted within the outer frame to support the inner cubic frame assembly. The inner cubic frame assembly includes an inner cubic frame and a sphere supported within the inner cubic frame. Reference points or nodes are provided on the inner cubic frame to provided visually traceable reference points as the inner cubic frame rotates within the outer frame and fixed internal cubic frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Inventor: Omar Salla
  • Patent number: 11524195
    Abstract: A fire fighting training unit formed of steel plate with a stackable first story, second story and a roof mounted at eye level on a portable mobile stand for use with a thermal imaging camera. The roof is stackable on either the first story or second story. Each of the first and second stories has a hallway formed by divider panels separating first and second burn units, said hallways simulating a stairway when the first and second stories are stacked. Apertures in the divider panels have a sliding valve for controlling airflow. A garage with a base and a stackable roof is attached to the first story by a breezeway with a rotary valve in a sleeve for controlling airflow between the first story and the garage. The roofs having an aperture and the first and second burn units of the first and second stories have windows with latched closures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Inventor: Shawn C. Bloemker
  • Patent number: 11517172
    Abstract: One or more microfiber sheets (1701,1802,2003,2004) are joined together at a spine (1702) to define a microfiber booklet (1700). The microfiber sheets can join together at the spine by stitching. The microfiber sheets can be manufactured from microfiber textile materials. The microfiber sheets can each be selectively movable about the spine like the pages of a book. The microfiber sheets can include alphanumeric indicia or indicators and graphical illustrations depicting objects to be cleaned by each microfiber sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: Medline Industries, LP
    Inventors: Megan Henken, Steve McNabb
  • Patent number: 11521519
    Abstract: A cranial bio-model including a skull layer and a dura layer and method of manufacturing a cranial bio-model. A three dimensional bio-model for simulating a simulated cranial surgical procedure, the bio-model comprises a synthetic skull layer, a synthetic dura layer under the synthetic skull layer, and a spacer layer between the synthetic skull layer and the synthetic dura layer. The bio-model may be manufactured based on medical image data using three-dimensional printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: Universiti Malaya
    Inventors: Vickneswaran A/L Mathaneswaran, Zainal Ariff Bin Abdul Rahman, Yuwaraj Kumar A/L Balakrishnan, Su Tung Tan
  • Patent number: 11521509
    Abstract: A keyboard finger guide device includes an elongated divider this is positionable horizontally between two rows of a keyboard, and a plurality of curvilinear guides that are secured to the divider perpendicularly and are positionable vertically between a plurality of individual keys of the keyboard. The guides are constructed from a malleable and resilient material and can extend above the top surface of the keyboard keys to provide a constant guide for the first two fingers of a user's left and right hands in the typing position at rest. The guides can also extend level with the top surface of the keyboard keys at rest to selectively guide the first two fingers of a user's left and right hands while typing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Inventor: Eugeniu Rotari
  • Patent number: 11521518
    Abstract: An airway simulation system includes a simulated airway having a hollow body defining a passageway therein with a first portion and a second portion. The second portion includes a bifurcated section having a left branch section and a right branch section and connects to the first portion at the distal end of the first portion. The simulated airway includes at least one orifice defined along the hollow body and in communication with at least one pressure transducer. One branch of the left branch section and the right branch section is configured to receive airflow from a distal end, and the other of the left branch section and the right branched section includes a cap at a distal end to prevent airflow from being received by the distal end of the capped branch. A method for simulating a human airway is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: IngMar Medical, Ltd.
    Inventors: Stefan Frembgen, James J. Fialho, Joel Neatrour
  • Patent number: 11504995
    Abstract: A marker board system having a dark colored, low hardness, low surface energy solid silicone sheet to wet to a vertically oriented high surface energy substrate on a smooth, flat back-side of the solid silicone sheet. A front-side of the solid silicone sheet is able to be written upon by brightly colored marker ink. The brightly colored marker ink is able to be easily erased from the front-side of the solid silicone sheet after being written upon the front-side of the solid silicone sheet. The front-side is roughened to diminish beading of the brightly colored marker ink when written on the front-side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: ANTEMILAN, LLC
    Inventor: Diane K. O'Rourke
  • Patent number: 11501659
    Abstract: A magnetic building set and method for teaching numeracy and spelling is disclosed. An example magnetic building set includes a plurality of trays that receive a plurality of unit markers implemented in various manipulative exercises and games that teach numeracy, elementary arithmetic, story arithmetic problems, geometric shapes, and spelling. The magnetic building set enables a user to build a plurality of geometric shapes, structures, and other constructions. Trays can be provided to represent a plurality of numeric quantities. A tray and marker assembly representing a specific numeric quantity can be manipulated as a whole, while the unit markers contained therein are visible to the student and can be viewed, manipulated, arranged and counted individually.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: KONTU, INC.
    Inventor: Patrick Greenwood
  • Patent number: 11501661
    Abstract: A method for simulating an insertion of an elongated instrument into a subject, the method comprising: receiving one of an actual angular position and a rotation angle for a proximal section of the elongated instrument, at least a distal end of the elongated instrument being inserted into a medical apparatus; determining a distal angular position for the distal end of the elongated instrument inserted into the medical apparatus using an adjustment factor and the one of the actual angular position and the rotation angle for the proximal section of the elongated instrument; generating a medical image of at least a portion of the subject, the medical image comprising at least a representation of a distal section of the elongated instrument, the representation of the distal section being generated according to the distal angular position; and outputting the generated medical image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Inventors: Jean-Sébastien Flamand, Francois Caron
  • Patent number: 11495142
    Abstract: A training system to teach use of an ultrasound probe, the training system having a chamber defining an orifice, a shaft insertable into the orifice of the chamber, a marker positioned on the shaft at a distal end, a camera positioned to view the marker when inserted inside the chamber, and a processor operatively connected to the camera for processing a position and an orientation of the shaft based on the marker. The system provides a method for visualizing movement of the shaft from inside the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Inventors: Kresimir Petrinec, Gabriele Nataneli, Matthew Wang, Eric Savitsky
  • Patent number: 11466235
    Abstract: The present invention lies in the field of simulation systems for medical treatments, in particular for treatments carried out on dialysis machines. To do so, a method with which medical treatments can be performed and evaluated without the involvement of real human patients is proposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Inventors: Holger Bluemler, Alexander Schroers, Yannick Froese
  • Patent number: 11468791
    Abstract: Implementations relate to medical simulations for medical procedure training. In some implementations, a system includes a simulation processing component including at least one processor and which generates a virtual environment using position signals that describe at least one of a position and a configuration of a physical surgical instrument relative to a physical surgical site. The simulation processing component updates the virtual environment according to changes in the position signals and according to control signals corresponding to inputs by a user of the system. The updating includes moving a virtual surgical instrument within the virtual environment, where an interaction of the virtual surgical instrument with a virtual surgical site is defined at least partly by a physical relationship between the physical surgical instrument and the physical surgical site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony M. Jarc, Joey Chau, Brian E. Miller
  • Patent number: 11468788
    Abstract: An educational game (and learning management system and methods pertaining to the same) can be configured for the effective teaching of advanced educational curriculum, such as STEM subjects for high school and above. The educational game is configured to integrate social context, real scientific principles and strategic tradeoffs within game mechanisms. This covert teaching and testing environment promotes exploration, individualized discovery, repeat engagement, and systems thinking and planning skills. The educational game can be dynamically and procedurally generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: PLASMA GAMES, LLC
    Inventors: Samuel Bedor, Ryan Benedetto, Michelle Gabele, Cody Hagman, Andrew Hansen, Hunter Moore, Christophe Renaud, Jordan Rustin, Melissa Wessel
  • Patent number: 11462129
    Abstract: A surgical simulator having at least two holding elements on a support surface, wherein a bore for receiving a bearing pin is present laterally on the holding elements at least one location, and at least one bow is arranged coaxially with respect to the bearing pin which extends on a circular or rectangular line about the support surface, wherein, by a coaxial movement of the bow about the circular or rectangular line, a work field of variable size can be adjusted, and, by the movement of the bow as frame element on the holding elements, the support surface can be spanned in an arc shape, and the use of such a surgical simulator for medical and veterinary training purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Inventor: Ivan Novokhatskiy