Patents Examined by Tan-Uyen T. Ho
  • Patent number: 10543327
    Abstract: This disclosure describes systems and methods for providing novel adaptive base flow scheduling during ventilation of a patient to optimize the accuracy of estimated exhaled tidal volume. Further, this disclosure describes systems and methods for providing novel adaptive inspiratory trigger threshold scheduling during the novel adaptive base flow scheduling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Mehdi M. Jafari, Milenko Masic, Rhomere S. Jimenez, Jeffrey K. Aviano, Edward R. McCoy
  • Patent number: 10543336
    Abstract: A reaction and distribution system may include a distributor securable near or in a path correspond to a breathing passage such as the nostrils or the mouth of a user for delivering nitric oxide therapy thereto. The distributor may contain an internal reactor for creating the nitric oxide from reactants. Alternative embodiments may include an inhaler for delivering nitric oxide into the mouth of a user. The inhaler may contain a reaction chamber monolithic or contiguous with the inhaler for creating the nitric oxide from reactants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: SYK TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: J. W. Randolph Miller, Christie M. Jones
  • Patent number: 10543332
    Abstract: A patient interface for delivery of a supply of pressurised air or breathable gas to an entrance of a patient's airways comprising: a cushion member that includes a retaining structure and a seal-forming structure permanently connected to the retaining structure; a frame member attachable to the retaining structure; and a positioning and stabilising structure attachable to the frame member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: ResMed Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Rupert Christian Scheiner, William Laurence Hitchcock, Anthony Paul Barbara, Adam Francis Barlow, Craig David Edwards, Lachlan Richard Goldspink, Kirrily Michele Haskard, Murray William Lee, Frederick Arlet May, Gerard Michael Rummery, Shiva Kumar Shanmuga Sundara, Chia Ik Tan, Stewart Joseph Wagner, Alicia Kristianne Wells, Martin Forrester, Ralph Jourdan
  • Patent number: 10537752
    Abstract: An aircraft inflatable harness assembly for an aircraft oxygen crew mask for providing regulated flow of oxygen on board an aircraft for an aircraft crew. The aircraft inflatable harness includes at least one inner inflatable tube having a normally deflated configuration and an inflated configuration. The inner inflatable tube has a first and second end, and is configured to inflate to cause expansion of the harness assembly to allow the harness assembly to be placed over a user's head. The inner inflatable tube includes a braided outer sleeve of elastic material. The outer sleeve is configured to have a first length when the inner inflatable tube is in a normally deflated configuration, and the outer sleeve is configured to longitudinally expand to a second length greater than the first length while remaining appreciably the same diameter in the radial direction when the inner inflatable tube is in an inflated configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventor: Alice R. Cooper
  • Patent number: 10532179
    Abstract: The present invention provides a device (1) for assisting a cough comprising a hosing (3), a chamber (5) formed in the housing, a mouthpiece (7) communicating with the chamber and exposed out of the housing, and an electromagnetic valve (9) assembly for opening or closing the chamber at a pre-set frequency. The device for assisting a cough according to the present invention may produce a high cough pressure and thus form a strong cough airflow to loose and cough the lung mucus out of the airways, and may prevent the collapse of the patient's airway caused by the rapid release of the cough pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Xinli Zhu, Wei Zhou, Jr., Huimin Chen, Feng Chen, Yang Li
  • Patent number: 10532174
    Abstract: Systems and method for monitoring patient physiological data are presented herein. A gas analyzing measurement head can be provided to sample and analyze respiratory gases of a patient. In one embodiment, the gas analyzing measurement head can read information on an information element of an airway adapter or resuscitation bag. Such information can be used to generate instructions for manual ventilation using the gas analyzing measurement head, airway adapter, and resuscitation bag. Manual ventilation instructions can be displayed on the gas analyzing measurement head or can be transmitted for display on another device, such as a clinician's mobile computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: MASIMO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ammar Al-Ali
  • Patent number: 10524524
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to methods for the delivery of beneficial respirable compounds such as moisture, anti-inflammation compounds, anti-irritants, fragrances, aromatherapy compounds, and low dose medications slowly and continuously over time using a mask containing a thickened aqueous gel media delivery system combined with, supported by, and coating solid bodies inside the filter. The present invention also relates generally to methods for the removal of harmful industrial gasses from inhaled air using a disposable filtration mask containing a fluid filter media composed of a thickened aqueous gel that can be readily modified by means of additives to enhance its filtration properties for specific gasses individually, or in combination. The fluid filter media is combined with, supported by, and coats solid bodies inside the filter which optimize contact between the fluid filtration gel and the incoming air containing harmful industrial gasses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Inventor: James D. Lee
  • Patent number: 10524780
    Abstract: A minimally invasive surgical suturing device has a shaft; a needle slideably coupled to the shaft and having a ferrule engaging end; and a guide tip having a ferrule receiving aperture and moveably coupled to the shaft for selectable movement between a retracted position and an enabled position. In a related method, a distal shaft end, having a guide tip in a retracted position, is passed through a minimally invasive entry point and into a body cavity. The guide tip having a ferrule receiving aperture is actuated into an enabled position such that an insertion profile of the guide tip and shaft in the enabled position is larger than an access dimension of the minimally invasive entry point. A needle, slideably coupled to the shaft and having a ferrule engaging end, is advanced on a path substantially parallel to the shaft, toward and in alignment with the ferrule receiving aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Inventor: Jude S. Sauer
  • Patent number: 10517758
    Abstract: An exemplary surgical device includes a shaft with a lumen defined therethrough and an element movable from a stored position to a deployed position in which a larger portion of the element extends out of the distal end of the lumen; wherein motion from the stored position to the deployed position causes a first leg of the element to advance distally relative to the distal end of the shaft, and causes a second leg of the element to move proximally relative to the distal end of the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Meditec Cataract Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Luke W. Clauson, Maria Tsontcheva Guguchkova
  • Patent number: 10517709
    Abstract: A gastroenterologic sleeve is anchored within the digestive tract, without tissue-puncturing mechanisms, by providing anchoring mechanisms that utilize the inherent shape of the stomach to prevent sleeve migration. In at least two embodiments, the anchoring mechanism expands to conform to the interior stomach walls. In other embodiments, internal pessary rings are held in place at the gastroesophageal junction by an external band. A delivery device is provided for implanting the various device transesophageally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Ballast Medical Inc.
    Inventors: Michel Gagner, David J. Blaeser, Dale A. Spencer
  • Patent number: 10518048
    Abstract: A respiratory therapy apparatus includes components operable to simultaneously provide a High Frequency Chest Wall Oscillation (HFCWO) therapy and a Mechanical Insufflation/Exsufflation (MIE) therapy to a patient. The respiratory therapy apparatus includes a controller that controls a synchronization of the HFCWO therapy and the MIE therapy to provide respiratory therapy to the patient to effectively clear mucous or induce deep sputum from the lungs of patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, PTE Ltd.
    Inventors: John A. Bobey, Jason A. Penninger, Brian E. Byrd, Brian C. Becker, Michael A. Roux, Kristin McFall
  • Patent number: 10512741
    Abstract: The present invention provides clinical decision support that can be used with non-portable and portable systems when delivering and/or monitoring delivery of a therapeutic gas comprising nitric oxide to a patient. Further, clinical decision support can be used with non-portable and portable systems during delivery and/or monitoring of delivery of therapeutic gas when nebulized drugs may and/or may not be being delivered to a patient (e.g., when nebulizers are delivered upstream in the inspiratory limb of the breathing circuit, into a breathing gas delivery system, etc.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Mallinckrodt Hospital Products IP Limited
    Inventors: Jaron Acker, Craig R. Tolmie
  • Patent number: 10507275
    Abstract: A tube set for a blood handling apparatus, in particular an extracorporeal blood handling apparatus with an extracorporeal blood circuit or an apparatus for peritoneal dialysis, and a blood handling apparatus that has such a tube set are described. The tube set includes a device for collecting particles provided in a tube line portion of the tube set downstream of the tube portion placed in the occluding hose pump. The device for collecting particles prevents retention of solid substances that are possibly contained in the dialysis fluid, substituate or peritoneal solution. The tube set also has a device for limiting the pressure in the tube line portion between the occluding hose pump and the device for collecting particles. The device for limiting the positive pressure prevents an excessive positive pressure from building up in the tube line when fluid flow through the device for collecting particles is reduced or interrupted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Herrenbauer, Robert Pohlmeier, Andreas Laubrock, Angelika Bachmann
  • Patent number: 10500357
    Abstract: Methods and systems to treat Cheyne-Stokes respiration (CSR) and/or central sleep apnea (CSA) include monitoring retrograde breathing and detecting respiratory events. Based on the occurrences of certain respiratory events, a target volume of rebreathing is adjusted to reduce arousals as well as CSR/CSA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Manuel Laura Lapoint, Leonardo Alberto Baloa Welzien
  • Patent number: 10500423
    Abstract: The invention relates to a passenger oxygen mask for the emergency supply of oxygen in an aircraft, with a breathing bag which is provided on the entry side with a tube for the oxygen supply, wherein the tube and the breathing bag consist of polyurethane. The invention further relates to a breathing bag, with which a flow indicator is integrated into the connection piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Marco Silvi Antonini, Jan-Hinnerk Scheel
  • Patent number: 10500356
    Abstract: The present disclosure pertains to a system and method for controlling insufflation pressure during inexsufflation of a subject. The system inexsufflates the subject such that tidal flow and/or tidal volume are monitored during insufflation, and insufflation pressure is adjusted to maintain the flow rate of the pressurized flow of breathable gas until a target tidal volume is reached for the insufflation. When the target tidal volume has substantially been reached, the system is causes gas to be evacuated from the airway of the subject. This may provide for more precise, customized therapy for the subject than is provided by conventional inexsufflation systems in which inspiratory flow may not be monitored and/or controlled. In one embodiment, the system comprises one or more of a pressure generator, a subject interface, one or more sensors, a processor, a user interface, electronic storage, and/or other components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Peter Douglas Hill, Seunghyun Lee, April Stewart Nathan
  • Patent number: 10493304
    Abstract: An aircraft lavatory oxygen source includes an oxygen storage vessel having a manifold, and an actuator configured to break a pressure seal of the oxygen storage vessel to initiate a flow of oxygen. A flow path in the manifold includes one or more oxygen flow rate control orifices, and may include a variable orifice to control oxygen flow rate and pressure through an outlet of the manifold. The outlet includes a swivel connector fitting that rotates 360 degrees, and one or more oxygen distribution tubes connected with one or more removably attachable connectors, directly to the outlet, between portions of the tube, or to a breathing mask. The actuator can include a spring loaded mechanism, a pyrotechnic mechanism, an electrically powered solenoid or a pneumatic pressure initiated device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Lee Schrader, Kenneth Michael Murta, Bryan Nicholas Rogers, Mark Wesley McLelland
  • Patent number: 10493224
    Abstract: A system for improving an artificial respirator is disclosed. In particular, the system may be utilized to improve the quality of life of a user that utilizes an artificial respirator and to improve the quality of life of a caregiver of the user. In order to do so, the system may include an apparatus that suspends or activates one or more functions of the artificial respirator based on various conditions. As an example, if the system detects a threshold change in tension associated with a band supporting a respiration mask positioned on the user, the system may suspend a function of the artificial respirator. Similarly, if the system detects a temperature reading outside a temperature range, detects a unique sequence of inputs, detects a threshold distance between the user and the respiration mask, or detects other conditions, the system may suspend a function of the artificial respirator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignees: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P., AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Sheldon K. Meredith, William Cottrill, Brandon B. Hilliard
  • Patent number: 10485944
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a comfortable and adjustable nasal pillow configured to be part of a nasal pillow system that is part of a mask system used with a ventilation or PAP device. The nasal pillows are configured to have multiple degrees of freedom of rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: HUMAN DESIGN MEDICAL, LLC
    Inventors: Donald Harrison, Andrew Havens Gosline, Veaceslav Gheorghe Arabagi, Aaron Jonah Kapelus
  • Patent number: 10485943
    Abstract: A mask system for delivering air pressurized above atmospheric pressure to the airways of a patient to treat sleep disordered breathing (SDB) by continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) may include a mask having a cushion configured to form a seal with the patient's nose; two inlet conduits, each of the two inlet conduits configured to extend from a position superior to the patient's head and along a corresponding side of the patient's head, and each of the two inlet conduits being in fluid communication with a corresponding side of the mask to deliver pressurized air to the mask; a first vent arrangement configured to be positioned superior to the patient's head in use and configured to discharge gas to atmosphere during therapy; and a second vent arrangement configured to be positioned inferior to the first vent arrangement in use and configured to discharge gas to atmosphere during therapy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: ResMed Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Eva Ng, Robert Henry Frater, Lee James Veliss, Barton John Kenyon, Daniel Robert Judson, Robert Edward Henry, Alison Oldenburg, Renee Frances Flower, Michael John Reid