Patents Examined by Timothy A Stanis
  • Patent number: 11406784
    Abstract: A patient interface assembly includes a cushion and frame assembly with a cushion portion and a frame portion that together form a breathing chamber. The frame portion includes an anterior aperture configured to receive the flow of breathable gas. Headgear includes a back portion, a pair of upper headgear straps extending from the back portion, and a pair of lower headgear straps. The patient interface assembly also includes a shroud in the form of a contoured plate. The shroud is removably mounted on the frame portion by way of a snap-fit connection and includes a pair of lower headgear connectors. The patient interface assembly also includes a forehead support extending from the shroud and having a free end with an upper headgear connector. The forehead support has a first curvature that curves in a first direction around an axis that is offset from the patient interface assembly and extends along a length of the forehead support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: ResMed Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Michael Berthon-Jones, Michael Kassipillai Gunaratnam, Richard Sokolov, Robin Garth Hitchcock, David John Bassin, Gordon Joseph Malouf, Peter Edward Bateman, Philip Rodney Kwok
  • Patent number: 11400008
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to the affixion of an exoskeleton device that can include multiple rotational degrees of freedom in its attachment mechanism to approximate linear motion orthogonal to the person's line of action. The present invention can include one or more additional, non-parallel degrees of freedom. The present invention provides a sliding mechanism for adjusting the exoskeleton mating point along the user's body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Dephy, Inc.
    Inventors: Luke Mooney, Jean-Francois Duval, William Marvin
  • Patent number: 11400246
    Abstract: A conduit for delivering a supply of gas under a positive pressure includes a conduit wall having a first conduit end and a second conduit end. The first conduit end is adapted to be attached to the supply of gas. The conduit wall is deformable between (a) an open condition in which the conduit wall defines a conduit passage along which the supply of gas can travel between the first conduit end to the second conduit end, and (b) a collapsed condition in which the conduit wall substantially collapses the conduit passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: ResMed Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Philip Rodney Kwok, Donald Darkin
  • Patent number: 11395887
    Abstract: A device for delivering a compound to the olfactory region of the nasal cavity includes an actuator body and a tip that removably couples to the actuator body. The actuator body includes a propellant channel in fluid communication with a propellant canister. The tip includes an exit channel, an inlet interface, one or more grooves, and an outlet orifice. The exit channel extends between a proximal end and a distal end of the tip. The inlet interface is positioned about a distal end of the exit channel, and the inlet interface couples to a compound container containing the compound. The grooves are positioned about the inlet interface and direct propellant from the propellant channel into the compound container, thereby agitating and entraining the compound in the compound container with the released propellant. The compound and the propellant then travel through the exit channel and out the outlet orifice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Impel Pharmaceuticals Inc.
    Inventors: Craig Frederick Kohring, Christopher William Fuller
  • Patent number: 11389365
    Abstract: A knee joint stimulation device that can effectively stimulate a knee joint is composed of a base, a frame provided upright on the base, a center shaft provided at an upper part of the frame, a crank connecting a motor and the center shaft and driven by rotation of the motor, a swing arm hanging down perpendicularly from the center shaft, and a support plate unit provided at a lower end of the swing arm and allowing a user in a sitting position to put his/her sole thereon. With the user putting the sole on the support plate unit, the length of the swing arm is adjusted such that a pivot point of a knee joint of the user is aligned with the center shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Inventor: Takaaki Hino
  • Patent number: 11382828
    Abstract: A device configured to support an infant in a prone position to automatically burp the infant while retained within the device. The device having a base portion, a resting portion, and a movable arm portion. A pair of legs are positioned on opposed ends of the base portion extending perpendicular to a width of the base portion for supporting the device. The movable arm portion coupled to a motor to move the arm towards and away from the resting portion in a back and forth motion. The movable arm portion and the resting portion are movable along their length to an extended position to fit several lengths and sizes of infants placed within the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Inventor: Sandeep Jagger
  • Patent number: 11382823
    Abstract: A roller massage table has a leg under each comer, a leg disposed under the center of the table, and a roller mechanism mounted within the center of the table. The roller mechanism includes a spring-loaded wheel and is slidingly mounted to a pair rails on the underside of the table enabling the roller mechanism to move up and down along a single axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Inventor: William Campbell
  • Patent number: 11382822
    Abstract: A massage device for a seat includes a pressing portion configured to expand to press a seat occupant seated on the seat, an adjustment portion configured to adjust a position of the pressing portion between the seat occupant and the seat, a deformation detector configured to detect deformation of the seat caused by expansion of the pressing portion, and a controller configured to control the adjustment portion based on a detection result of the deformation detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: AISIN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takashi Ogiso
  • Patent number: 11376385
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a wear-out assessment system including a patient interface for delivering a flow of breathable gas to an airway of a patient, wherein the patient interface includes a first wireless communication unit a communication device including a second wireless communication unit configured to wirelessly communicate with the first wireless communication unit and a wear-out assessment unit for determining wear-out data relating to a wear-out of the patient interface. The first and second wireless communication unit are configured to exchange at least parts of the wear-out data. The present disclosure also relates to a method of assessing wear-out of a patient interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Koninklljke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Mareike Klee, Nocolaas Petrus Willard, Joyce Van Zanten, Lutz Christian Gerhardt, Jacob Roger Haartsen, Cornelis Bernardus Aloysius Wouters, Jan Henrik Poesse
  • Patent number: 11369814
    Abstract: A cover device for a regulator, which has a purge button and a mouthpiece connected to the regulator, includes a body having a mouthpiece housing to receive the mouthpiece through an access opening which presents a friction fit to squeeze the mouthpiece passing therethrough in a squeezed state to enter and exit a hollow interior of the mouthpiece housing. The hollow interior is configured to store the mouthpiece in a relaxed state. A button cover is connected to the mouthpiece housing to cover the purge button on a top surface of the regulator when the mouthpiece is inserted into the hollow interior of the mouthpiece housing. The button cover is narrower in width than the mouthpiece housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of Homeland Security
    Inventors: William G. Thompson, Mary Shalane Regan
  • Patent number: 11364170
    Abstract: A joint mobilization apparatus includes a pulling unit and a power unit. The pulling unit includes a wearable member set for mounting on the patient's joint part, and a rope set connected to the wearable member set. The power unit provides power of reciprocatingly pulling the rope set, and includes a shell member, a motor, and a reciprocation mechanism connected to the motor and the rope set. The reciprocation mechanism is driven by the motor to reciprocate relative to the shell member, so as to pull the rope set to reciprocate the wearable member set and patient's joint part. By using the power unit to drive the pulling unit to pull reciprocatingly for mobilizing the patient's joint part, instead of the therapist's treatment, the therapist's burden in physical strength can be reduced. Furthermore, the joint mobilization apparatus can provide the user to execute various muscle training modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Asia University
    Inventors: Shin-Da Lee, Cheng-Ju Wu, Wei-Chun Hsu, Hong-Jun Yeh
  • Patent number: 11344466
    Abstract: In an assistance apparatus, when assisting a user in walking with an object, a motor generates, in a gait phase of a left leg, a tension less than a second threshold value in a first wire during a fifth period other than a first period during which a tension greater than or equal to a first threshold value is generated in the first wire, and a tension greater than or equal to the second threshold value in a second wire during a sixth period other than a second period during which a tension greater than or equal to the first threshold value is generated in the second wire, and generates, in a gait phase of a right leg, a tension less than the second threshold value in a third wire during a seventh period other than a third period during which a tension greater than or equal to the first threshold value is generated in the third wire, and a tension greater than or equal to the second threshold value in a fourth wire during an eighth period other than a fourth period during which a tension greater than or equal
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenta Murakami, Stephen William John, Hiroki Takeuchi, Shinobu Adachi
  • Patent number: 11344755
    Abstract: An air filter configured to be inserted into a nasal cavity of a user, the filter including an outer shell and an inner shell that are connectable, an electronic filter provided between the outer and inner shells, and a flat battery connected to the electronic filter and provided between the outer and inner shells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Inventors: Sandy Kronenberg, Adam Kehres
  • Patent number: 11337886
    Abstract: Equipment for self-care of patients with chronic pain, through inducing, intensifying and maintaining their own frissons and where multisensory and multimodal stimuli are used to achieve it; musical, visual, aromatic and vibrotactile and cold are applied on the cutaneous surface of the spine. In addition, the method for using them through perceptual learning is presented. The equipment includes a computer and a computer system with a music and video player, lighting, presentation of aromas and a closed hydraulic circuit with a hydraulic actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Inventor: Jorge Serani Mostazal
  • Patent number: 11337622
    Abstract: A method is described for providing deficit-adjusted adaptive assistance during movement phases of an impaired ankle. The method includes determining, on the processor, a value for a deficit parameter for each movement phase of a compound ankle function based on a difference between a parameter trace for a normal subject and the parameter trace for an impaired subject. The method further includes determining, on the processor, an adaptive magnitude for the robot-applied torque based on the value for the deficit parameter. The method further includes applying, to the robot joint, the adaptive magnitude for the robot-applied torque in only a first plane for the current movement phase, based on an adaptive timing. An apparatus is also described for providing deficit-adjusted adaptive assistance during movement phases of the impaired ankle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignees: UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, BALTIMORE, The United States of America as represented by the Department of Veterans Affairs
    Inventors: Richard F. Macko, Anindo Roy
  • Patent number: 11331245
    Abstract: A vibration appliance includes a vibration-isolation structure which substantially reduces vibration felt by the user at the handle. The vibration motor is mounted to a vibration plate which carries the massage node. The vibration plate floats within the vibration appliance housing, being suspended by a flexible, elastomer membrane having contours such as curves or folds in it that provide freedom of movement of the vibration plate relative to the housing to which the flexible membrane is mounted. This arrangement can be thought of as the motor and vibration node being mounted on a flexible diaphragm that can move freely as if mounted to the housing by a bellows-like arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Pado, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Lee, Alejandro Garfio, Travis Frye
  • Patent number: 11324903
    Abstract: An anaesthetic halocarbon capture system is provided. The system includes a pressure-intolerant sleeve containing filter material for capturing one or more types of anaesthetic halocarbon prior to supercritical fluid extraction, and a pressure-tolerant housing into which the sleeve can be inserted so as to permit exposure of the sleeve contents to pressures required for supercritical fluid extraction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: SAGETECH MEDICAL EQUIPMENT LIMITED
    Inventor: Sebastian Brown
  • Patent number: 11318273
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for delivering breathable gas to a user includes a humidifying unit that is controllable to humidify the gas in accordance with a variable humidity profile such that the gas is delivered to the user at variable humidity levels, e.g., during a treatment session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: ResMed Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Philip Rodney Kwok
  • Patent number: 11322258
    Abstract: A method includes receiving an input indicative of at least one factor that contributes to the development of pressure ulcers; determining a risk score as a function of the input; comparing the risk score to a previous risk score; and at least one of activating a therapy configured to reduce the magnitude of the factor and notifying a caregiver if the risk score is greater than the previous risk score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David L. Ribble, Michelle E. McCleerey, Eric D. Agdeppa
  • Patent number: 11304871
    Abstract: A vibration appliance includes a vibration-isolation structure which substantially reduces vibration felt by the user at the handle. The vibration motor is mounted to a vibration plate which carries the massage node. The vibration plate floats within the vibration appliance housing, being suspended by a flexible, elastomer membrane having contours such as curves or folds in it that provide freedom of movement of the vibration plate relative to the housing to which the flexible membrane is mounted. This arrangement can be thought of as the motor and vibration node being mounted on a flexible diaphragm that can move freely as if mounted to the housing by a bellows-like arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Pado, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Lee, Alejandro Garfio, Travis Frye