Patents Examined by Michael R Reid
  • Patent number: 11992447
    Abstract: A rehabilitation exercise device is provided for upper and lower limbs. The rehabilitation exercise device includes: a first support supporting a user's hand or foot; a second support supporting a user's forearm or calf; a pair of first hinges rotatably connecting the first support and the second support to each other; a third support supporting a user's upper arm or thigh; a pair of second hinges rotatably connecting the second support and the third support to each other; and a drive module selectively mounted on any one of the pair of first hinges and the pair of second hinges, and configured to pivot the first support or the second support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Inventors: Byeong-Geol Choi, Ho-Moon Kim, Chang-Hwa Jung
  • Patent number: 11992621
    Abstract: A ventilator system comprising: a ventilator having a first side provided with a first port; a humidifier having a second side engaging with the ventilator and provided with a second port; and a connection device provided on the first side of the ventilator or the second side of the humidifier and used to connect the first port of the ventilator with the second port of the humidifier. The connection device comprises: a first port, a second port and an airflow channel connecting the first port with the second port, wherein when the humidifier is separated from the ventilator, the connection device is capable of rotating from a connection position connecting the first port and the second port to a closed position for preventing foreign objects from falling into the first port and the second port. The ventilator system resolves issues of foreign objects falling into connection ports of a ventilator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: BMC MEDICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jianxin Zhi, Zhi Zhuang
  • Patent number: 11988290
    Abstract: A multi-level rotor for a coolant flow control valve assembly, which accommodates an increased number of inlet ports, outlet ports, and flow channels using a single rotor located in a housing, enabling a larger number of flow configurations. The housing includes nine ports which may function as an inlet or an outlet, which facilitates different flow configurations. For a thermal management system, reduced cost and less space utilization is achieved by a reduced number of valves, where the multi-level rotor is able to fluidically connect multiple inlets/outlets. This enables different flow configurations, depending on the degree of rotation. The channels at different levels are sealed from each other within the housing. The flow channels are manufactured into a single entity, therefore always having the same positional accuracy relative to each other when the rotor is repositioned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Inventors: Ravinder Singh Gill, Alexander Dragojlov, Benjamin MacNally, Jeremy Daniel Schmidt
  • Patent number: 11986589
    Abstract: A dose counting mechanism for an aerosol dispenser is presented where the dose counting mechanism has a first body structure, a second body structure rotatably attached to the first body structure, an annular dose counter provided with a plurality of teeth along its perimeter, the dose counter being arranged coaxially with the first body structure and the second body structure, each of the first body structure and the second body structure being rotatable relative to the dose counter, a rotatable actuator that meshes with the teeth of the dose counter, the actuator being configured to follow the perimeter of the dose counter when the second body structure is rotated relative to the first body structure, and a rotator that rotates concurrently with one of the first body structure and the second body structure and that engages with the actuator when rotation of the first body structure relative to the second body structure is initiated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: SHL MEDICAL AG
    Inventor: Daniel Säll
  • Patent number: 11974964
    Abstract: A therapy system that includes a patient support apparatus and a pneumatic therapy device that is coupleable to the patient support apparatus. The therapy device may receive power and air flow from the patient support apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan D. Turner, James L. Walke, Eric D. Benz, Joseph T. Canter, Robert M. Zerhusen, Michael A Knecht
  • Patent number: 11976359
    Abstract: Gas supply assemblies and reactors systems including the gas supply assemblies are disclosed. An exemplary gas supply assembly includes a vessel, a valve plate, a housing encasing the vessel and the valve plate, a gas feedthrough having a first end interior of the housing and a second end exterior of the housing, and one or more valves attached to the valve plate, wherein at least one valve is fluidly coupled to an interior of the vessel. The assemblies can further include a removable gas line having a first end coupled to the at least one valve and a second end coupled to the gas feedthrough. Additionally or alternatively, a gas supply assembly can include one or more valve plate leveling devices coupled to the valve plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: ASM IP Holding B.V.
    Inventors: Jianqiu Huang, Gejian Zhao, Kyle Fondurulia
  • Patent number: 11969389
    Abstract: An integrated lower back treatment system is provided. The system includes a central core. The system also includes attachment devices positionable on longitudinal ends of the core. The system further includes a strap, wherein an end of the strap connects with a longitudinal end of the core with the attachment device and an opposite end of the strap connects to an opposite longitudinal end of the core with another attachment device. Additionally, the system includes padding, wherein the padding assembly includes padding arranged to allow the padding to connect and form a shape over the core and wherein the padding has differing firmness characteristics such that when the padding is rotated about a longitudinal axis of the core, a user of the integrated lower back treatment system will experience different firmness values dependent upon a position of the rotated padding on a lower back of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Inventor: David Andrew Smith
  • Patent number: 11959562
    Abstract: Systems and devices for controlling flow of a fluid through a valve are provided. A valve plug can include a hub. The hub can include a hub body having a longitudinal axis extending through the hub body and a bore extending along the longitudinal axis extending through the hub body. The hub can also include at least one elliptically-shaped protrusion integrally formed within the hub body. The valve plug can also include a dome having a first surface, a second surface opposite the first surface, and at least one side wall extending between the first surface and the second surface around a circumference of the dome. The valve plug can also include at least one arm extending between the hub body and the second surface of the dome. The valve plug can be coupled to a drive shaft and a controller in a variety of non-limiting valve types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Dresser, LLC
    Inventors: Romain Chenu, Valentin Mercier
  • Patent number: 11957841
    Abstract: A mask for the delivery of a medical gas under positive pressure. The engagement surface is generally circular in shape and is sufficiently rigid that operatively, when a suitable retention force is applied to the mask, an effective seal is produced at the interface of the engagement surface and the surrounding tissue primarily by deformation of the surrounding tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Inventors: Gavin Herman Ritz, Deborah Jane Ritz
  • Patent number: 11953109
    Abstract: A safety valve which has two fluidically interconnected safety valves, each of which has a 4/2-way valve function. Each safety valve has a first connecting port and a second connecting port, which are connected to each other in such a way that a fluid flow through the two safety valves, controlled by means of a control valve, to a fluid-actuated drive is prevented if the two safety valves simultaneously adopt a first switching position and such a fluid flow is possible if both valves simultaneously have a second switching state. One safety aspect results from the fact that the above-mentioned fluid flow is also prevented if the two safety valves adopt different switching states.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Festo SE & Co. KG
    Inventors: Jakob Brenner, Robert Rentz
  • Patent number: 11944579
    Abstract: A biological activity detection apparatus includes: a drive unit that actively or passively drives in conjunction with a limb motion of a subject; a periarticular detection unit that detects a periarticular physical quantity around a joint in association with the limb motion of the subject based on an output signal from the drive unit; a biological signal detection unit located at a body surface site of the subject with reference to the joint and includes an electrode group for detecting a biological signal of the subject, wherein an activity status of a musculoskeletal system and/or a transmission status of a peripheral nervous system around the joint are converted into quantitative musculoskeletal system data and/or nervous system data on the basis of the physical quantity acquired from the periarticular detection unit and a myogenic potential signal and a neural transmission signal which are acquired from the biological signal processing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignees: CYBERDYNE Inc., University of Tsukuba
    Inventor: Yoshiyuki Sankai
  • Patent number: 11944425
    Abstract: A compliance monitoring module for an inhaler comprising: a miniature pressure sensor, a sensor port of said sensor being configured to be pneumatically coupled to a flow channel of said inhaler through which a user can inhale; a processor configured to: receive data from a sensing element of the pressure sensor; receive data from a mode sensor configured to detect when the inhaler changes from an inactive mode to an active mode; and based on said data from said pressure sensor sensing element and said data from said mode sensor, compile a compliance report; and a transmitter configured to issue said compliance report.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Norton (Waterford) Limited
    Inventors: Mark Steven Morrison, Douglas E. Weitzel, Enrique Calderon Oliveras, Daniel Buck
  • Patent number: 11938274
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a ventilation valve configured to be mounted to a liquid reservoir of an electronic atomizing device. The ventilation valve includes: a valve sleeve connected to the liquid reservoir and provided with a through hole, the through hole in communication with a storage cavity of the liquid reservoir; and a valve element having air permeability and including an oleophobic material layer adjacent to the storage cavity, and a semi-permeable membrane connected to an end of the oleophobic material layer away from the storage cavity, the oleophobic material layer filling at least a part of the through hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Inventors: Changyong Yi, Zhenlong Jiang, Congwen Xiao, Xiaoping Li, Lingrong Xiao
  • Patent number: 11933427
    Abstract: A fluid management assembly and a thermal management system. The fluid management assembly has a first chamber and a first valve core located in the first chamber. The fluid management assembly has a throttle chamber. The first valve core has a conduction channel. The first chamber can communicate with other portions by means of a throttle channel or the conduction channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Inventors: Senrun Geng, Alfred Gunther, Xu Yong, Zhu Zhenshan, Rongrong Zhang
  • Patent number: 11927294
    Abstract: A header delivery system and method for performing a pigging operation on a process tube connected at an angle to a header pipe. The header delivery system includes a base assembly coupled to a rotation assembly. The base assembly has a frame member supporting a launcher pipe coupled to a tube coupler and a jack apparatus. The rotation assembly is configured to position the base assembly with respect to the rotation assembly to adjust an angular position of the base assembly. The header delivery system may be aligned with a process tube in the header pipe and the jack apparatus may position the tube coupler from a first retracted position to an extended position to form a seal between the tube coupler and the first process tube. A service operation may be performed on the first process tube with the tube coupler in the extended position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Inventors: Maarten Cornelis Burggraaff, Willem Meerkerk
  • Patent number: 11925758
    Abstract: A rotary occlusion valve for tracheotomy is described, used in the medical field, which allows the function of occluding the flow, both inspiratory and expiratory, of a particular patient, depending on his or her clinical condition or ventilatory limitations, thus permitting the execution of the two steps of respiration, inspiration and expiration. The valve consists in a device composed of a main body in the form of a cylinder inside which is a bearing, a safety grille, a tab, and an oxygen connection port. Said main body is joined to a rotary one-way valve containing a spherical ball, an orifice in its center, windows, pillars, and a tab. Finally, the one-way valve contains a membrane consisting of a grip port and a diaphragm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: Fundación Valle De Lili
    Inventors: Oscar Ivan Quintero Osorio, Diana Marcela Osorio
  • Patent number: 11913201
    Abstract: A command device for a water supply plumbing fixture that extends along a main axis and has a base group fluidically connectable to at least one inlet line and to supply lines, and an activation and regulation group engaged with the base group is provided. The activation and regulation group has a plurality of activation members configurable in an active configuration and a passive configuration in which the activation members respectively allow or prevent passage of water to a respective supply line, and a regulation member having an annular adjustment crown angularly rotatable, the activation members being housed at least in part within the adjustment crown, and a valve element, housed at least in part inside the adjustment crown, engaged with the base group and with the adjustment crown, so that each angular position of the adjustment crown corresponds to a respective configuration of the valve element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: ALMAR S.R.L.
    Inventor: Stefano Ruzza
  • Patent number: 11911618
    Abstract: A body joint support device capable of abutting against at least one body joint and accommodating in configuration both to the bending and non-bending states of the body joint includes a covering structure, a control device, and at least one electrode pad unit and/or inflatable airbag. The covering structure can be worn to the body joint, the electrode pad unit is provided on the inner surface of the covering structure, and the control device is provided on the outer surface of the covering structure. The control device can transmit current to the electrode pad unit so that the electrode pad unit outputs current to stimulate and/or heat muscles. When a body joint moves, the force produced by the covering structure can press the electrode pad unit tightly against the skin at the body joint, so that the electrode pad unit does not become loose due to frequent body joint movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Inventor: Hoi Ming Michael Ho
  • Patent number: 11906098
    Abstract: An emergency release system for a fluid transfer system is disclosed. The fluid transfer system includes a first valve and a second valve that is selectively fluidly coupled to the first valve. The emergency release system includes a breakaway coupler mechanism engageable with the first valve and the second valve to releasably couple the first valve and the second valve together, an actuator mechanism defined by a dual rod having a first rod member and a second rod member releasably attached to the first rod member, the first rod member engageable with the first valve and the second rod member engageable with the second valve, and a piston-cylinder assembly configured to engage the actuator mechanism to selectively and simultaneously close the first and second valves, and to disengage the breakaway coupler mechanism from the first valve and the second valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: EMCO Wheaton GmbH
    Inventor: Filippo Marzola
  • Patent number: 11906057
    Abstract: A directional valve for adjusts a fluid flow, such as a coolant flow, is between at least two operating states. The valve includes a valve housing, an adjustable valve member, and a slotted link guide adapted to push the valve member into a sealing contact switching state with the valve housing and to guide the valve member into a releasing operating state shifted back with respect to the sealing contact operating state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: WOCO Industrietechnik GmbH
    Inventor: Uwe Ludwig