Patents Examined by Timothy Stanis
  • Patent number: 10441497
    Abstract: The armrest portion 1 of a chair-type massage machine includes: an inner divided portion 11 standing outside of a seat portion; an outer divided portion 12 standing outside of the inner divided portion 11; a treating portion 13 provided at at least one of an outer surface of the inner divided portion 11 or an inner surface of the outer divided portion 12; a rotation shaft 14 provided at an front end side of the inner divided portion 11 and the outer divided portion 12; and a restricting portion 15 for restricting an operation range of at least one of either the inner divided portion 11 or the outer divided portion 12, wherein the inner divided portion 11 and the outer divided portion 12 are openable and closable in right and left directions of a person to be treated by using the rotation shaft 14 as a fulcrum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI MEDICAL INSTRUMENTS MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshihisa Yoshida, Hironori Yasuda
  • Patent number: 10434274
    Abstract: A device for securing a nasal cannula to a patient includes a pair of opposing legs having a predefined opening therebetween and a clip secured to an opposite end of the pair of opposing legs. The pair of opposing legs are configured to slide over a nasal septum and are biased together to provide compression as the pair of legs are moved apart when sliding over the nasal septum. The clip has an opening configured to secure the device to a tube. Alternatively, a device for securing a nasal cannula to a patient includes an adhesive strip configured to be releasably attached to columella of the nasal septum and a clip secured to the adhesive strip and the clip has an opening configured to secure the device to a tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Inventor: Noel E. Wells
  • Patent number: 10391268
    Abstract: A method of delivering a substance in aerosol or powder form to the upper respiratory tract is provided. The substance is orally administered into the larynx, through the pharynx, and out from the nose while minimizing inhalation into the lungs, whereby deposition of particles in the upper respiratory tract is achieved with limited deposition in the trachea, lower airways and lungs. Also provided is an oral delivery device having a mouthpiece for oral inhalation of a flow of a substance into the upper respiratory tract and a flow restrictor for enabling arrestment of the flow minimizing inhalation into the trachea, lower airways and lungs, which provides for a deposition of particles in the upper respiratory tract with limited deposition in the trachea, lower airways and lungs. Also provided is an oral delivery device having a mouthpiece for admission of a flow of a substance into the upper respiratory tract and a flow generator for pressuring the substance into travel through the upper respiratory tract.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: SERVICES MEDICAUX ARNOLD ET JOAN ZIDULKA INC.
    Inventor: Arnold Zidulka
  • Patent number: 10391272
    Abstract: An expandable inter-vivos tube that allows for a single size to be used for adult or pediatric intubation is disclosed. The inter-vivos tube comprises a tube and a slit extending from a proximal end to a distal end of the tube. An adjustment means provides for the expansion of the tube to contact the glottis area preventing the back flow of inspired gases from escaping the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Inventors: Joseph A. Vilasi, John V. Vilasi, Joseph D'Ambrosio
  • Patent number: 10363441
    Abstract: A respirator mask wearable by a wearer for protecting the wearer against inhalation of noxious agents (e.g., chemical agents, biological agents, radiological agents, and/or other poisonous or otherwise harmful agents that can cause disease, injury or death), such as a CBRN mask, may be configured to enhance protection of the wearer (e.g., by providing ballistic protection in addition to protecting against noxious agent inhalation) while reducing a burden on the wearer, such as by reducing respiratory resistance, improving visibility, and/or facilitating use of the mask (e.g., connection or disconnection of a filter, conduit, or other air-providing device to or from a breathing interface of the mask).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: AIRBOSS ENGINEERED PRODUCTS INC.
    Inventors: David Bergeron, Alessandro Del Mistro, Luc Dionne, Charles Langevin-Bouffard, Sebastien Lagace, Philippe-Alexandre Lefebvre, Jean-Luc Lemyre, Jean-Francois Morissette
  • Patent number: 10342725
    Abstract: A wearable robotic exoskeleton system and method is provided to offer mobility to a user wherein the exoskeleton system implements at least a safety state and an operational state, and wherein when in the operational state, the user is enabled to control the gait implemented by the exoskeleton system by varying gripping pressure applied to external supports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Kessier Foundation Inc.
    Inventor: Guang Yue
  • Patent number: 10342937
    Abstract: A fluid dispenser device including a body and a cover that pivots between a closed position and an open position and reservoirs each containing a dose of fluid. The reservoirs are arranged on a strip and an opening mechanism is provided. The device includes a movable support to move a reservoir against the opening mechanism. The movable support is movable between a non-dispensing position and a dispensing position. The device includes a strip-rolling system having a drum and an actuator member. The actuator member turning relative to the body in a first direction when the movable support is moved from the non-dispensing position towards the dispensing position, and in a second direction when the movable support is moved from their dispensing position towards the non-dispensing position. The actuator member causes the drum to turn only when turning in the second turning direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: APTAR FRANCE SAS
    Inventors: Arnaud Colomb, Maxime Kirniak
  • Patent number: 10342945
    Abstract: A washout vent for a mask for use with a system for supplying breathable gas pressurized above atmospheric pressure to an airway of a mammal for treatment of sleep disordered breathing, includes a solid mask section and a vent orifice extending through a thickness of the solid mask section and adapted for gas washout. The vent orifice includes opposed side walls providing a flow passage that allows gas to flow along the opposed side walls from an interior of the mask to atmosphere in use, and the opposed side walls defining at least a portion of a conic section having a length substantially greater than its width. The vent orifice includes an orifice inlet at the interior of the mask and an orifice exit open to atmosphere, and the opposed side walls converge from the orifice inlet to the orifice exit to reduce noise of gas washout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: ResMed Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Lee James Veliss, Philip Thomas Stallard
  • Patent number: 10342728
    Abstract: A lip-enhancement device can include a vacuum pump, a controller configured to control the vacuum pump, a pump housing structured to enclose the vacuum pump and the controller, and a mouthpiece reversibly and rigidly mountable to the pump housing. The mouthpiece can include a pump-housing-engaging side structured to reversibly mount to the pump housing on a mouthpiece-receiving side of the pump housing, and a lips-engaging side having a generally oval rim with a thermoplastic elastomer outer layer. The generally oval rim can bound a bowl, and the bowl can include a suction port providing fluidic communication between an interior of the bowl and an exterior of the bowl on the pump-housing-engaging side. The mouthpiece-receiving side of pump housing can include a suction connector structured to fluidically couple the suction port of the mouthpiece with the vacuum pump when the mouthpiece is mounted to the pump housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Juvalips, LLC
    Inventors: Brett Nelson, Gina M Fredrickson, Logan Ernster, Tim Bachman
  • Patent number: 10342936
    Abstract: The present disclosure pertains to a system and method for monitoring usage of a respiratory medicament delivery device. Regular use of a respiratory medicament delivery device at intervals prescribed by a doctor may be critical to a subject's health. The system described herein is configured to monitor usage of a respiratory medicament delivery device such that manual tracking of a patient's adherence to a dosage plan by a doctor, for example, is not required. Monitoring usage of the medicament device delivery device may allow the doctor to judge the adherence of the subject to the dosage plan and encourage increased adherence. Improved adherence by the subject may result in improvement in the condition of the subject and economic benefits including reducing costs associated with re-hospitalization after discharge. In some embodiments, the system comprises a medicament delivery device and a usage event monitoring device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventor: Dirk Ernest Von Hollen
  • Patent number: 10342949
    Abstract: The present invention provides a gas generator for health use having a security system, comprising: an electrolysis tank for containing electrolyzed water, wherein the electrolysis tank further comprises a power supply for electrolyzing the electrolyzed water to generating a gas mixture including hydrogen and oxygen; and a water bucket, coupled to the electrolysis tank. The security system comprises a sensor, electrically connected to the power supply, used to control the switch of the power supply, wherein the sensor is selected from a group consisting of a water level sensor configured in the water bucket, a gas leakage sensor configured in the gas generator for health use, a temperature sensor configured in the water bucket, a temperature sensor configured in the electrolysis tank, a temperature sensor configured in the power supply, and a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Inventor: Hsin-Yung Lin
  • Patent number: 10322059
    Abstract: Myofascial release tools may include a head covering and coupled to a post. The head may be constructed of at least partially of a polymeric material having a therapeutically effective durometer. The head may have a number of designs and configurations that may be used for treating different body parts and/or body tissues. An example head may have a partially concave portion that resembles an indent. Another example head may have an angled tip for more pointed therapy. Yet another example head may have a partially convex portion. These heads may be interchangeably and removably coupled to an oscillating device and used for myofascial release by a health care provider or patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Inventor: James William Tucker
  • Patent number: 10322304
    Abstract: A nasally inserted air filter including a plurality of filter materials in a compact housing, or alternatively, a series of electrically conducting plates connected to a battery in a compact housing. The filters may include a radio frequency identification system to interact with a user's cell phone to transmit and analyze important data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Inventors: Sandy Kronenberg, Adam Kehres
  • Patent number: 10314988
    Abstract: A gas flow indicator apparatus (10) comprising: a gas flow chamber including at least one transparent portion (30) and at least one opaque portion (36); at least one inlet port (34); at least one outlet port (32); and, at least one gas flow signal means (18) movably disposed within the gas flow chamber. The gas flow indicator apparatus (10) being configured such that when no gas flow is present and/or when a predetermined gas flow rate has not been achieved, the signal means (18) is disposed substantially within one of the transparent portion (30) or the opaque portion (36), and wherein when gas flow is present and/or the predetermined gas flow rate has been achieved, the signal means (18) is moved to be disposed substantially within the other of the transparent portion (30) or the opaque portion (36). Gas delivery devices (12), systems (12) and/or conduits (16) incorporating the gas flow indicator apparatus (10) are also provided in accordance with the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: VPAS Group Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Matthew Matusik
  • Patent number: 10314759
    Abstract: A device for enhancing grip strength and forearm health of a user is disclosed herein. The device comprises a body in the form of a strap, a cuff disposed within a portion of the body, a tensioner comprising a rounded contact point and a threaded bolt. The device of the present invention allows a user to stretch and expand the fascia, allowing for blood to be increased in these muscles with less restriction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: 4ArmStrong, LLC
    Inventor: Lee Ramage
  • Patent number: 10300312
    Abstract: Regulator assemblies for breathing masks of aircraft crewmembers are described, with such an assembly including a mode selection knob mounted on a support. The knob is movable between at least two positions, allowing an associated regulator to operate in at least two modes of supplying breathing gas to a crewmember. One or more protrusions of the knob, when contacted by fingers of the crewmember, may bias the knob toward a particular one of the at least two positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Zodiac Aerotechnics
    Inventor: Jean-Philippe Sibuet
  • Patent number: 10293130
    Abstract: Disclosed is a transtracheal ventilation device including at least one base plate with an opening and comprising a tubular connecting part with a channel and a central axis. The base plate and the connecting part are connected to each other such that a lumen, when inserted into the device, extends into the channel through the opening along the central axis to a fixing element (a fastening). The fixing element can be pivoted relative to the central axis. The fixing element is arranged at a distance of at least 5 millimeters along the central axis from a base plate face which faces away from the fixing element, and the opening has an inner diameter which is at least 20% larger than an outer diameter of the lumen at least on a first plane perpendicular to the central axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Ventinova Technologies B.V.
    Inventors: Dirk Theodorus Andreas van Asseldonk, Mark Hogerwerf
  • Patent number: 10292894
    Abstract: A compression therapy device may include a compression therapy appliance comprising a number of independently inflatable cells and a controller to control a flow of a pressurizing fluid into and out of each cell via a number of valves. The controller may direct the valves to inflate or deflate each cell in a sequence according to one or more compression therapy protocols. The compression therapy appliance may be placed on a portion of a patient's body to provide compression therapy according to one or more of the compression therapy protocols. The portion of the patient's body in contact with the compression therapy appliance may include a proximal end and a distal end. A compression therapy protocol may include alternating inflation and deflation steps of one or more cells placed in contact with the proximal end of the patient's body, thereby improving fluid flow into the proximal end of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: TACTILE SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Carol Lynn Wright, Gregory Yurko
  • Patent number: 10292890
    Abstract: A wearable thorax percussion device for dislodging mucous buildup in the airways of a human patient, the device comprising frame elements and electromechanical actuators retained by the frame elements to intermittently percuss the thorax, and an electronic controller and power source for generating and modulating an electrical signal to energize the actuator. The frame elements may be interconnected by a garment, or fasteners and elastic or adjustable strapping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: HILL-ROM SERVICES PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Marten Jan DeVliegar, Mark Sasha Drlik, Ryan David Lee
  • Patent number: 10292895
    Abstract: A heel protector (100) includes a leg engaging section (101) and a foot engaging section (102) intersecting at a heel receiver (103). The leg engaging section (101) and the foot engaging section (102) define a leg insertion aperture (104). The leg engaging section (101) defines at least one aperture (203) disposed in an ankle region (205) to permit a connection tube (1002) extending from an inflatable bladder (901) of a compression device (800) to pass therethrough. The heel protector (100) and compression device (800) work together as a rehabilitation system (1300).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Michelle Drey, Margaret Falconio-West, Bruce Shapiro