Patents Examined by Timothy A Stanis
  • Patent number: 10888678
    Abstract: A patient-contacting element for a patient interface for delivering a flow of gas to a user is being configured to provide a substantially air-tight seal with the user's skin during use. The patient-contacting element includes an inlet for receiving at least part of the flow of gas, at least one gas-permeable element that is disposed within the patient-contacting element and arranged in fluidic communication with the inlet, and a first layer of an air-tight material that is arranged between the at least one gas-permeable element and an inner space of the patient-contacting element for receiving a nose and/or a mouth of the user. The air-tight material has at least one opening therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Rudolf Maria Jozef Voncken, Jonathan Sayer Grashow, Sima Asvadi, Lauren Patricia Chodkowski
  • Patent number: 10888486
    Abstract: A toe-tapping exercise machine includes: a foot rest part having a right foot rest adapted to seat a user's right foot thereon and a left foot rest adapted to seat the user's left foot thereon; and an operating part coupled to the foot rest part to allow toe portions of the foot rest part to tap each other, the operating part including: a driving motor for transferring rotating power; a right foot rest operator for receiving the rotating power from the driving motor to operate the right foot rest; and a left foot rest operator for receiving the rotating power from the driving motor to operate the left foot rest, the driving motor being disposed between the right foot rest operator and the left foot rest operator and having rotary shafts extended from both sides thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignees: Elensys Co., Ltd., Dong Jin Protech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seung Jun Baek, Sang Soo Park
  • Patent number: 10881824
    Abstract: The invention relates to a tracheostoma protection device for covering a tracheostoma, comprising an open-cell foam cloth, an adhesive strip and an air-impermeable region arranged distally on the foam cloth and associated with the tracheostoma, the tracheostoma being concealable by means of the air-impermeable region. During use of the tracheostoma protection, the foam cloth can by moved at least to some degree outwardly from a contact surface about the tracheostoma.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Andreas Fahl Medizintechnik—Vertrieb GmbH
    Inventor: Andreas Fahl
  • Patent number: 10881885
    Abstract: An air-filtering protection device includes a filtering mask and an actuating and sensing device. The filtering mask is made of a graphene-doping material and wearable to filter air and includes a first coupling element. The actuating and sensing device includes a second coupling element. The second coupling element is engaged with the first coupling element of the filtering mask for allowing the actuating and sensing device to be detachably mounted on the filtering mask. The actuating and sensing device includes at least one senor, at least one actuating device, a microprocessor, a power controller and a data transceiver. The at least one actuating device is disposed on one side of the at least one sensor and includes at least one guiding channel. The actuating device is enabled to transport an air to flow toward the sensor through the guiding channel so as to make the air sensed by the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: MICROJET TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hao-Jan Mou, Yung-Lung Han, Chi-Feng Huang, Chang-Yen Tsai, Wei-Ming Lee, Hsuan-Kai Chen
  • Patent number: 10881825
    Abstract: A patient interface device (8) structured to engage a patient's sub-nasal area is provided and includes a body (22), a cushion (50) and a custom cushion support assembly (100). Patient interface device body includes a sidewall (27) with an upper side (32) including a number of passages (40). Cushion includes a resilient body (52). Cushion body is disposed on patient interface device body. Patient interface device cushion body includes an engagement portion (60) structured to engage a patient's sub-nasal area, and a pocket (70) disposed under cushion body engagement portion. Custom cushion support assembly includes a body (102) with an upper surface (104) including a custom contour (110). Custom cushion support assembly body is disposed in patient interface device cushion body pocket. In this configuration, custom contour deforms patient interface device cushion body engagement portion to correspond to patient's sub-nasal area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventor: Lauren Patricia Chodkowski
  • Patent number: 10874814
    Abstract: A headgear system and/or an interface assembly incorporating a headgear system that, in some configurations, is configured to transform from elasticated or “stretchy” behavior to “inelastic” behavior at least in response to normal or expected forces encountered during the intended therapy. In some configurations, upon fitment to the head of a user, the system automatically adjusts toward or to an appropriate size. A headgear portion or assembly for use in combination with a breathing apparatus in some configurations is at least substantially inelastic and is three dimensional in shape. The headgear portion or assembly can comprise a plastic core and a textile casing. The headgear, or part thereof, may also have integrally moulded labels, connectors, adjustment mechanisms and/or grips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Brett John Huddart, Jeroen Hammer, Matthew Robert Geoff Slight, Vitaly Kapelevich, David Monroy Felix, Callum Ross Gordon, Bruce Michael Walls, Melissa Catherine Bornholdt, Matthew Roger Stephenson, Paul Mathew Freestone, Ryan Anthony Graham, Mark Arvind McLaren
  • Patent number: 10874807
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention disclose a combined ultrasonic atomizer, an atomization method thereof and electronic cigarette.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: China Tobacco Hunan Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jianfu Liu, Kejun Zhong, Xiaoyi Guo, Wei Huang, Yuangang Dai, Xinqiang Yin, Jianhua Yi, Hong Yu, Lizhou Shen
  • Patent number: 10874821
    Abstract: A gases humidifier includes a gases inlet and an outlet, a removable humidification chamber cartridge with a heater source adapted to vaporize fluid, and a metering arrangement adapted to connect to and transfer fluid from a fluid supply to the humidification chamber. A gases humidifier includes a humidification chamber adapted to vaporize fluid and a metering arrangement adapted to transfer fluid from a fluid supply to the humidification chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: James Samuel Wong Doo, Andrew John Partington, Nordyn Alami
  • Patent number: 10874583
    Abstract: A chest compression device with a chest compression belt assembly including guards and sensors operable with a control system to control operation of the system depending on detection of proper installation of the guards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Inventors: Nikhil S. Joshi, Melanie L. Harris, Byron J. Reynolds, David T. Lawrence, Ian Smith, Dean W. Severns
  • Patent number: 10874808
    Abstract: An over-pressure control device prevents over-pressure conditions during the delivery of pressure treatment therapy to a patient with a respiratory treatment apparatus. The device may prevent delivered pressure from exceeding a first maximum pressure threshold. The device may also prevent the delivered pressure from exceeding a second maximum pressure threshold when the delivered pressure exceeds another pressure threshold for a period of time. In some embodiments, the second maximum pressure threshold may be lower than the first maximum pressure threshold. In an example embodiment, a set of comparators are configured to compare pressure with a maximum pressure threshold and to control a reduction in the pressure if the pressure exceeds the maximum pressure threshold. The set may also be configured to compare the pressure with a pressure threshold and to control reduction in the maximum pressure threshold if the pressure exceeds the pressure threshold for a period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Inventors: Christopher Kingsley Blunsden, Ronald James Huby, Graham Stephen Cutcliffe, Jack Wei Cheng, Zhuo Ran Tang
  • Patent number: 10869975
    Abstract: An inhaler, preferably for insertion into a nostril, in particular a horse's nostril, with an inhalation valve, which has a movable valve element, whereby the valve element is designed in an annular manner and has an outer edge and an inner edge, whereby the valve element is fastened at the outer edge, the inner edge forms the boundary of an indentation of the valve element, and the inhalation valve has a valve body seat that corresponds to the inner edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM VETMEDICA GMBH
    Inventors: Marcus Knell, Herbert Wachtel, Guido Endert, Alexander Christ, Horst Wergen
  • Patent number: 10869978
    Abstract: A method for measuring a patient's expired CO2 level in a non-invasive ventilator system while maintaining a positive inspiratory pressure. The method includes the steps of: receiving, by the non-invasive ventilator system, a signal comprising an instruction to obtain a CO2 measurement from a patient; lowering, by the non-invasive ventilator system in response to the signal, the expiratory positive airway pressure from a first, higher level to a second, lower level for a first time period comprising one or more breaths; obtaining, by a CO2 sensor, a CO2 measurement during the first time period; and returning, after the first time period, the expiratory positive airway pressure to the first, higher level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventor: Smita Garde
  • Patent number: 10864346
    Abstract: A medical humidifier for humidification of air to be delivered to a patient's airways may include a humidification chamber, a reservoir and a water delivery mechanism. The humidification chamber may include a water retention feature such as a wick, a heating element for heating the humidification chamber, and an air flow baffle configured to promote humidification. The humidifier may be further configured to execute one or more algorithms, for example to determine a condition of the humidifier and/or to mitigate any detected faults. In some forms, the humidifier may also comprise algorithms for controlling one or more components of the humidifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: ResMed Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Matthew Rolf Harrington, David Creusot, Dmitri Anatolievich Doudkine, Andrew Sims, Luke Andrew Stanislas, Nan Hai Wu, Arthur Kin-Wai Yee
  • Patent number: 10864341
    Abstract: A respiratory mask, a mould for a respiratory mask, as well as to a method for producing a respiratory mask are disclosed, in which manufacturability and usability of respiratory masks are improved. A respiratory mask is disclosed for administering a breathable gas to a patient, the respiratory mask comprising a first component formed from a flexible material and a second component formed from a material that is more rigid than the flexible material, wherein the first component is formed onto the second component by an overmoulding process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: ResMed Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Johann Sebastian Burz, Achim Biener, Bernd Christoph Lang, Philip Rodney Kwok, Karthikeyan Selvarajan, Robert Edward Henry
  • Patent number: 10864473
    Abstract: An air-filtering protection device includes a filtering mask and an actuating and sensing device. The filtering mask is adhered to a user's nose for filter air and includes a first coupling element. The actuating and sensing device includes a second coupling element. The second coupling element is engaged with the first coupling element of the filtering mask for allowing the actuating and sensing device to be detachably mounted on the filtering mask. The actuating and sensing device includes at least one senor, at least one actuating device, a microprocessor, a power controller and a data transceiver. The at least one actuating device is disposed on one side of the at least one sensor and includes at least one guiding channel. The actuating device is enabled to transport an air to flow toward the sensor through the guiding channel so as to make the air sensed by the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: MICROJET TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hao-Jan Mou, Chi-Feng Huang, Yung-Lung Han, Chang-Yen Tsai, Wei-Ming Lee, Hsuan-Kai Chen
  • Patent number: 10857664
    Abstract: An exoskeleton for humans including a joint element that interacts directly or indirectly with a human's joint via an end-effector mount, wherein the end-effector mount is arranged to perform an arbitrary planar parallel movement in a plane, allowing superimposed translational and rotational movements of the end-effector mount relative to a body of the joint element. The exoskeleton allows for excellent adjustment of the joint axes, i.e. the exoskelleton's and the human's joint, for effecting simultaneous translational and rotational movements. Particularly, the exoskeleton is self-aligning to the movements of a human's joint independent from differences in the attachment of the exoskeleton to the body and anatomical differences of the patients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Sabanci University
    Inventor: Volkan Patoglu
  • Patent number: 10857313
    Abstract: Embodiments provide aerosolization device for providing aerosolized medicament to user. The aerosolization device includes conduit, aerosol generator, fluid receiving chamber, restrictor within the conduit, and indicator mechanism. Conduit has an inner wall and a mouthpiece end for causing an inspiratory flow. Aerosol generator includes a vibratable mesh laterally offset from the inner wall. Fluid receiving chamber receives liquid medicament. At least a portion of chamber is tapered such that liquid medicament is directed onto vibratable mesh for aerosolization. Restrictor defines a plurality of apertures that provide increases in pressure differential that vary with inspiratory flow rate within conduit and provide relatively laminar flow downstream of restrictor. Indicator mechanism indicates a state of flow parameters relative to a predefined range. Aerosol generator is configured to aerosolize at least a portion of liquid medicament only when flow parameters of the inspiratory flow are within range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Aerami Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Jim Fink, Lisa Molloy, Ronan MacLoughlin, Claire Elizabeth Lillis, Michael Joseph Casey, John Matthew Mullins, Kieran James Hyland, Joseph Martin Grehan, Niall Scott Smith
  • Patent number: 10857021
    Abstract: The invention relates a device for supporting two arms 4 of a user 2 wherein the device has two arm support elements 6, each of which has an arm shell 10 for placing on an arm 4, at least one passive actuator 26, which is configured to apply a force to at least one of the arm support elements 6, and at least one counter bearing 14 for the force to be applied, which comprises at least one counter bearing element 16 and at least two force transmission elements 18, which are configured to transfer a counter force from each of the arm support elements to the counter bearing element 16, wherein the force transmission elements 18 are arranged on the counter bearing element 16 such that they can be moved relative to the counter bearing element 16, in particular they can be rotated about at least one rotational axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: OTTOBOCK SE & CO. KGAA
    Inventors: Oliver Mizera, Annedore Kurzweg, Lüder Mosler, Samantha Fox, Benjamin Schirrmeister, Matthias Vollbrecht, Meike Kehnen, Sonja Wagner
  • Patent number: 10857319
    Abstract: Continuity of therapy associated with a respiratory treatment device may be measured. Information relating to therapy administered via the respiratory treatment device to a subject during a therapy session may be received. Based on the received information, a quantity of therapy interruption events that occurred during the therapy session may be determined. A continuity indicator may be determined based on the quantity of therapy interruption events that occurred during the therapy session. The continuity indicator is indicative of continuity of therapy associated with the respiratory treatment device during the therapy session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Mark Dominic D'Angelo, Benjamin Irwin Shelly
  • Patent number: 10849819
    Abstract: A massage chair includes a frame having a base frame and a backrest frame. The backrest frame pivotally couples to the base frame and operates between at least two positions. The backrest frame has a mechanical rotating joint and guide rail. The guide rail splits at the rotating joint when transitioning positions. An extendable footrest frame is included and pivots relative to the backrest frame. A foot massage airbag system includes a plurality of airbags coupled to the extendable footrest frame. An electronic circuit board has an embedded software program for regulating the position of the backrest frame and the footrest frame. Additionally, the electronic circuit board communicates with a compressor and valve to regulate operation of the airbags. Operation of the airbags induces a stretching effect upon a user as the airbags inflate to compress against the user and the extendable footrest frame extends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Inventors: Kevin Le, Thanh Le, Varad Gokhale