Patents Examined by Navin Natnithitadha
  • Patent number: 9999741
    Abstract: The accurate measurement of inspired and expired gas volume flow and gas composition are important in respiratory therapy. The invention provides a gas flow sensor for a ventilator comprising: a flow path extending between a first end that connects to a supply of gas and a second end that couples to a patient airway interface; and a constant temperature anemometer sensor arranged within the flow path between those ends. It further comprises a sampling port that may be coupled to a gas analyser device; and an orifice which is in fluid communication with the flow path and the sampling port so that, in use, gas may be drawn from the flow path for analysis, the gas being drawn from the flow path at a position located between the anemometer sensor and the first end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Inventors: Steve Sansom, Frede Jensen
  • Patent number: 6623427
    Abstract: A personal entertainment system calibrated and controlled by the biological or physiological condition of a user is disclosed. The entertainment system includes a media player; a sensor operative to detect biological parameters and generating a control signal in response to the detected parameters, the sensor being operably coupled to the media player; and a processing element which associates the control signal to at least one type of media preference, and causes the media player to provide media stimuli based on the control signal. Thus the media stimuli provided by the entertainment system is specific to the individual preferences and detected condition of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2003
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Lonnie D Mandigo
  • Patent number: 6210339
    Abstract: A flexible elongate member such as a pressure guide wire (1000) includes an electrical device such as a pressure sensor (1002). The pressure sensor (1002) is electrically connected to conductive bands (304), (306) and (308) located on electrical connector (300). The electrical connector is attached to core wire (602) and shaft or hypotube (704). The use of electrical connector (300) helps minimize the assembly time of pressure guide wire (1000), as well as minimize some of the assembly problems associated with prior art designs such as pressure guide wire (100).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2001
    Assignee: EndoSonics Corporation
    Inventors: Horst F. Kiepen, Michael J. Eberle, Gary P. Rizzuti, Daniel A. Brunicardi
  • Patent number: 6053874
    Abstract: A breath sample reservoir comprises a container for storing a sample of breath, the container defining a sealable aperture through which the breath sample can be introduced into the container, the container being provided with a bactericidal material to inhibit reproduction of bacteria within the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2000
    Assignee: Boditech Diagnostics Limited
    Inventors: Sergei A. Kharitonov, Peter J. Barnes, Paolo Paredi, Richard Edward Kynnesley Russell