Patents Examined by Monzer R. Chorbaji
  • Patent number: 11173006
    Abstract: The invention relates to a medical circulation detent device, comprising at least one circulation body and a latching element. The at least one circulation body comprising a restricted guide and at least one latching receptacle for the latching element. The latching element is guidable through the restricted guide from an unlatched position to a latched position at a first side of the at least one latching receptacle into the latter, and at a second side of the at least one latching receptacle from the latched position to an unlatched position again. An operative element is coupled to the latching element via a coupling element. A thermal actuating element is operatively connected to the latching element and transferable due to temperature from a first state to a second state and vice versa in order to move the operative element. The invention also relates to a medical sterilization container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Aesculap AG
    Inventor: Tobias Koller
  • Patent number: 11147896
    Abstract: Methods, devices and program products are provided for a medical instrumentation storage cabinet. First and second instrumentation retention trays are configured to receive surgical instruments. The housing includes a top plate, a bottom shelf and at least one intermediate shelf there between. The bottom and intermediate shelfs and the first and second instrumentation retention trays include a plurality of holes there through to allow passage of a sterilization medium during a sterilization process. Standoffs are distributed about a perimeter of the housing. The standoffs separate the intermediate shelf from the top plate and bottom shelf to define first and second tray storage areas there between. The first and second tray storage areas have a shape and dimension to receive the first and second instrumentation retention trays. The standoffs are spaced apart from one another to define tray passages there between.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: SLYDER TRAY LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. Lucier, Kraig H. Allen
  • Patent number: 11123535
    Abstract: An antimicrobial cap and method for inhibiting the growth of microbes and disinfecting a port are disclosed. The antimicrobial cap comprises an assembly that includes an outer cap, an inner component and a pad disposed within the inner component and impregnated with an antimicrobial element in order to disinfect the port. The antimicrobial cap includes flexible attachment features configured to engage a port and a lockout mechanism configured to prevent and disable re-use of the cap, allowing the disinfection of different types of ports and connectors and safe disengagement of a single-use cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: PROFESSIONAL DISPOSABLES INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Mark Foilman, Jesse R. Dlugos, Kathryn Spencer, Jeffrey E. Ransden, John Tanayan
  • Patent number: 11123449
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a mobile sterilization system, a sterilization vehicle, a mobile execution system, a mobile preprocessing system, and a mobile analysis system. The mobile sterilization system includes a vehicle body, a sterilization system, a hydrothermal system, a gas supply system, a gas processing system, a humidification system, and a fresh air system, the sterilization system, the hydrothermal system, the gas supply system, the gas processing system, the humidification system, and the fresh air system being mounted on the vehicle body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignees: Chio Kang Medical, Inc., Qiaokang Biotech (Guangdong) Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Jianlong Xue, Dongxin Hou, Shengwei Hu, Xuzhong Liao, Xin Yin, Yecheng He, Guqun Ren, Yuhua Zou, Lixiong Feng
  • Patent number: 11123536
    Abstract: An antimicrobial cap and method for inhibiting the growth of microbes and disinfecting a port are disclosed. The antimicrobial cap comprises an assembly that includes an outer cap, an inner member and a pad disposed within the inner member and impregnated with an antimicrobial agent in order to disinfect the port. The antimicrobial cap includes attachment features and a lock out mechanism allowing the disinfection of different types of ports and connectors and their safe disengagement and thereafter enabling the lock out mechanism in order to prevent re-use of the antimicrobial cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: PROFESSIONAL DISPOSABLES INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Mark Follman, John Tanayan, Kathryn Spencer, Jesse R. Dlugos, Jeffrey E. Ransden
  • Patent number: 11110641
    Abstract: To provide a method and an apparatus for sterilizing a preform that can reduce the amount of the remaining hydrogen peroxide in sterilization of a preform, a sterilizer at least containing 30% by mass or less of hydrogen peroxide and a solvent having a boiling point of 85° C. or lower is gasified, the sterilizer gas is blasted to the preform, and the preform to which the sterilizer has been blasted is heated to a temperature suitable for molding by blasting hot air or without blasting hot air. Alternatively, after the preform is irradiated with light containing ultraviolet rays, the sterilizer gas is blasted to the preform, and the preform is heated to a temperature suitable for molding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Hayakawa, Yuiko Wada
  • Patent number: 11085035
    Abstract: Multi-stage acoustophoretic devices for continuously separating a second fluid or a particulate from a host fluid are disclosed. Methods of operating the multi-stage acoustophoretic devices are also disclosed. The systems may include multiple acoustophoretic devices fluidly connected to one another in series, each acoustophoretic device comprising a flow chamber, an ultrasonic transducer capable of creating a multi-dimensional acoustic standing wave, and a reflector. The systems can further include pumps and flowmeters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: FloDesign Sonics, Inc.
    Inventors: Bart Lipkens, Jason Dionne, Walter M. Presz, Jr., Brian Dutra
  • Patent number: 11071926
    Abstract: This disclosure describes systems, methods, and devices for phytochemical extraction. One example extraction system includes two solvent columns, a material column, and a dewaxing column. The solvent columns store and provide solvent for stripping target chemicals from plant material in the material column. The solvent mixed with target chemicals passes into the dewaxing column, where the target chemicals are separated from waxes and lipids. Cooling is applied to elements of the system by way of an open-loop CO2 refrigeration method. Solvent is moved from the solvent columns to the material column by creating a pressure differential between the two solvent columns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Inventor: Boris David Kogon
  • Patent number: 11045040
    Abstract: Technologies (e.g., devices, systems and methods) for sanitizing reservoirs are described. In some embodiments, the technologies include a sanitization gas system and a connector unit. The connector unit is configured to install into a portion (e.g., wall, bottom, top, or lid) of a reservoir, such as a reservoir of a hot beverage maker. The connector unit includes an inlet passageway for supplying sanitizing gas (e.g., ozone) into the reservoir, and an outlet passageway for removing sanitizing gas from the reservoir. In some embodiments at least a portion of the outlet passageway is disposed radially around the inlet passageway. The sanitization gas system may provide a sanitizing gas to the inlet passageway and receive the sanitizing gas from the outlet passageway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: SOCLEAN, INC.
    Inventor: Timothy Leyva
  • Patent number: 11033179
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, system and assembly each adapted for enabling an imaging element cleaning apparatus to be placed through an abdominal wall of the patient without the use of a trocar or cannula. By eliminating the need for and use of a cannular or trocar, such embodiments advantageously overcome dimensional compatibility issues exhibited between the inside diameter of the central passage of commercially-available trocars and cannulas and the outside diameter of the sheath of an imaging element cleaning apparatus comprising such a sheath. Such dimensional compatibility issues are overcome by enabling an imaging element cleaning apparatus of the present disclosures to be placed through the abdominal wall of a patient without the use of a trocar or cannula. As a result, the sheath of the aforementioned imaging element cleaning apparatus can be in direct contact with the abdominal wall tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: ClearCam Inc.
    Inventors: David K. Poirier, Douglas G. Stoakley
  • Patent number: 11013242
    Abstract: An apparatus for disinfecting products is disclosed herein. The apparatus comprises a tank for holding a liquid for receiving microorganisms from the products. The tank comprises a barrier separating the tank to provide two regions of liquid, the two regions of liquid comprising a first region and a second region, wherein the first region is arranged to provide an open channel for the liquid through the tank to enable a product to be carried into, along, and out of a flowpath through the channel; and the second region holds liquid adjacent to at least one ultrasonic transducer for providing ultrasonic energy to the product via the liquid in the second region and through the barrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: ULTRA BIOTECS LIMITED
    Inventor: Malcolm Robert Snowball
  • Patent number: 11000612
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to sterilization and disinfection application, particularly, to equipment capable of disinfecting a ventilator as well as a face mask and a hose, and more particularly, to an ozone disinfection device for actively removing ozone, an ozone disinfection system, and an ozone disinfection method. An ozone disinfection device for actively removing ozone and an ozone disinfection system are provided. An ozone disinfection device includes: a sealed disinfection chamber, a gas distribution unit, an ozone generator, a suction pump, a filter, and a control module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: DCSTAR INC
    Inventor: Ligui He
  • Patent number: 11000613
    Abstract: System and method to reduce risk of exposure to pathogens using a system comprising transportable clinical chambers, often configured with the exterior dimensions of a shipping container. The transportable chamber can be partially or completely self-contained, and configured for rapid transport and setup. The chamber is typically equipped with suitable automatic airborne sterilizing agent generators, sensors, mechanisms, and automatic air control devices. After suitable safety checks, the system isolates the interior air from external air, and activates an air phase anti-microbial agent generator, filling at least a portion of the chamber with an air-phase anti-pathogen agent. After sterilization, the invention deactivates the generator and then restores the connection to outside sterilized air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: SYNERGY MED GLOBAL DESIGN SOLUTIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Sanford M. Kellogg, Jr., Thomas George Hudson
  • Patent number: 11000623
    Abstract: A personal air treatment device is used to treat air with UV irradiation and with scents. The scents may be used as an attractant or masking for hunting. Multiple devices may be controlled by a smartphone application to strategically alter scent dispersion according to local wind patterns, user location, and relative device location. Similar air treatment devices may be integrated with a particulate mask or used to otherwise treat the air around a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Inventor: Tuan Quoc Dam
  • Patent number: 11000611
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to disinfection application, particularly, to a device capable of disinfecting a ventilator as well as a face mask and a hose, and more particularly, to an ozone disinfection device, an ozone disinfection system, and an ozone disinfection method. An ozone disinfection device and an ozone disinfection system are provided. An ozone disinfection device includes: a sealed disinfection space, a gas distribution unit, an ozone generation unit, a suction pump, a filter, and a control module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: DCSTAR INC
    Inventor: Ligui He
  • Patent number: 10987444
    Abstract: A system for disinfecting an enclosed area having an access door with an atomized disinfectant fluid may include a fogging device including a housing and an atomizing disinfectant generator carried by the housing including an atomizing nozzle in fluid communication with a disinfectant fluid reservoir, and a compressor coupled to the atomizing nozzle. The fogging device may further include a processor, and the system may further include a controller configured to selectively actuate an electronic door lock actuator to lock and unlock the access door. The processor may be configured to communicate with the controller to initiate an automated disinfection treatment cycle during which the compressor dispenses atomized disinfectant fluid into the enclosed area via the atomizing nozzle while the access door is locked, and to not dispense atomized disinfectant fluid into the enclosed area while the access door is unlocked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: GCMG COMPANIES, LLC
    Inventor: Steven T. Grinstead
  • Patent number: 10987438
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for sterilization are presented. An apparatus includes a sterilizing cabinet assembly including a cabinet having an access port and a bottom, the bottom configurable to induce a condensate to flow on the bottom to a vent port. The apparatus further includes a door connected to the cabinet, the door moveable between an open position permitting passage through the access port to an interior of the cabinet and a closed position precluding passage through the access port. The apparatus also includes at least one of the cabinet and the door having the vent port, and a filter overlying the vent port and forming a sealed interface with an adjacent portion of the one of the cabinet and the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Turbett Surgical, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert E. Turbett
  • Patent number: 10987443
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a container sterilization device and system, an assembling method and use thereof. The container sterilization device includes a sterilization gas supply assembly, a gas circulation assembly, and a heating and humidification assembly. The sterilization gas supply assembly includes a chemical feeding pipeline. The gas circulation assembly includes a gas circulation pipeline, a gas extraction pipeline, and a vacuum pump disposed on the gas extraction pipeline. The heating and humidification assembly includes a thermostatic water tank, a steam generator, a first connecting pipeline, and a humidity feeding pipeline. The first connecting pipeline is configured to provide fluid communication between the thermostatic water tank and the steam generator, while the humidity feeding pipeline is configured to be in fluid communication with the steam generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignees: Chio Kang Medical, Inc., Qiaokang Biotech (Guangdong) Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Shengwei Hu, Dongxin Hou, Jianlong Xue, Xuzhong Liao, Xiuling Zhong, Xin Yin, Yecheng He, Yuhua Zou, Lixiong Feng
  • Patent number: 10981787
    Abstract: An oxygen generator includes a bag body and supporting components. The bag body is configured to contain a reactive liquid, a reactant and a catalyst, and the bag body includes a bag piece, a circumferential sealing part and separation parts. The circumferential sealing part is bound with a part of the periphery of the bag piece, so as to define a range of an inner space, and a range of the rest part of the periphery of the bag piece defines an opening. Both ends of each separation part are connected to the circumferential sealing part so as to separate the inner space into a plurality of separate spaces, and the plurality of separate spaces respectively contain the reactant and the catalyst. The supporting components are contained in one of the plurality of separate spaces, and the positions, corresponding to the supporting components, of the bag body are incompressible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: COOLERBIT TECHNOLOGY LTD
    Inventor: Jian-Dih Jeng
  • Patent number: 10967094
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides for and includes improved devices and methods for the production of Purified Hydrogen Peroxide Gas (PHPG) that is substantially non-hydrated and substantially free of ozone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Synexis LLC
    Inventors: James D. Lee, Douglas J. Bosma