Patents by Inventor Brian Kamradt

Brian Kamradt has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20200405990
    Abstract: A medical device system and method including an endotracheal tube configured for insertion into a patients mouth or nose are disclosed. The endotracheal tube may include an outer cannula extending from a proximal end to a distal end configured to be positioned between in a patient's trachea. The outer cannula may include a lumen extending from a first opening defined in the proximal end to a second opening defined in the distal end. The endotracheal tube may further include an inner cannula removably positioned in the lumen of the outer cannula. The inner cannula may include a proximal end that extends outwardly from the first opening of the outer cannula, a distal end positioned adjacent to the distal end of the outer cannula, and a passageway extending through the distal and proximal ends of the inner cannula.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Eric D. BLOM, Brian KAMRADT
  • Publication number: 20200238035
    Abstract: An adjustable tracheostoma valve is disclosed. The adjustable tracheostoma valve includes a passageway for connecting the trachea with the surroundings. A valve disk is provided in the passageway. The disk is moveable to allow for inhalation and exhalation through the passageway and is configured to close in response to pressure to direct air to the patient's pharynx, esophagus, sinuses, and mouth for speech following surgical removal of the larynx.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventor: Brian Kamradt
  • Publication number: 20200121879
    Abstract: A tracheostoma valve to be applied to a tracheostomized person's neck comprises an air passage to be connected with the tracheostoma for connecting the trachea with the surroundings. A valve member is provided in the air passage, wherein the valve member is normally open and allows for inhalation and exhalation through the air passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventor: Brian Kamradt
  • Patent number: 10596337
    Abstract: An adjustable tracheostoma valve is disclosed. The adjustable tracheostoma valve includes a passageway for connecting the trachea with the surroundings. A valve disk is provided in the passageway. The disk is moveable to allow for inhalation and exhalation through the passageway and is configured to close in response to pressure to direct air to the patient's pharynx, esophagus, sinuses, and mouth for speech following surgical removal of the larynx.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Inventor: Brian Kamradt
  • Publication number: 20200009341
    Abstract: A surgical instrument system for use in a surgical procedure is disclosed. The surgical instrument system may include an instrument configured to puncture the tissue of a patient and detect when the instrument has entered a lumen of the patient's body. The surgical instrument system may include one or more capacitive sensors near a tip of a needle and electrical circuitry to monitor the capacitance of the capacitive sensors. The capacitance of the capacitive sensors may change as the needle is inserted into different tissue of lumens of the patient's body, allowing for the position of the needle to be determined based on analysis of the capacitance of the capacitive sensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Eric D. Blom, Zhen Huang, Larry Douglas O'Cull, Dart A. Fox, Brian Kamradt
  • Publication number: 20190336276
    Abstract: A voice prosthesis to be mounted in a fistula between trachea and esophagus includes an outer cannula and a removable, disposable inner cannula. Both outer and inner cannula are tubular shaped with the inner cannula fitting inside the outer cannula. The inner cannula element with a through passage and a valve mechanism controlling the connection through said passage. A coupling mechanism is provided on the proximal end of the inner cannula to provide easy, releasable attachment of the inner cannula to the outer cannula. The inner cannula is inexpensively constructed and is dimensionally compatible with the outer cannula.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventor: Brian Kamradt
  • Patent number: 10413399
    Abstract: A device for maintaining a tract through a tissue wall having a proximal side and a distal side. The device includes a body, a retainer adjacent an end of the body which will lie on the distal side in the use orientation, and a flange adjacent an end of the body which will lie on the proximal side in the use orientation. The retainer comprises a ferromagnetic material that responds to a magnetic field to maintain the retainer in an undeployed, insertion orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: HANSA MEDICAL PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Eric D. Blom, Brian Kamradt
  • Publication number: 20190269869
    Abstract: A surgical instrument system for use in a surgical procedure is disclosed. The surgical instrument system may include an instrument configured to puncture the tissue of a patient and detect when the instrument has entered a lumen of the patient's body. Liquid may be present in the lumen or the lumen may be devoid of liquid or tissue. The instrument is configured to determine when the needle tip is engaged with a portion of patient's tissue and determine when the needle tip has exited that portion of the patient's tissue by detecting changes in properties of the tissue, specifically, electrical resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Dart A. Fox, Eric D. Blom, Brian Kamradt
  • Patent number: 10398865
    Abstract: A tracheostoma valve to be applied to a tracheostomized person's neck comprises an air passage to be connected with the tracheostoma for connecting the trachea with the surroundings. A valve member is provided in the air passage, wherein the valve member is normally open and allows for inhalation and exhalation through the air passage. The valve further comprises a manually activated member for establishing an uninterrupted seal to block patient exhalation, thereby to direct it to the patient's pharynx, esophagus, sinuses, and mouth for speech following surgical removal of the larynx.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Inventor: Brian Kamradt
  • Patent number: 10293129
    Abstract: A surgical instrument system for use in a surgical procedure is disclosed. The surgical instrument system may include an instrument configured to puncture the tissue of a patient and detect when the instrument has entered a lumen of the patient's body. Liquid may be present in the lumen or the lumen may be devoid of liquid or tissue. The instrument is configured to determine when the needle tip is engaged with a portion of patient's tissue and determine when the needle tip has exited that portion of the patient's tissue by detecting changes in properties of the tissue, specifically, electrical resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: HANSA MEDICAL PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Dart A. Fox, Eric D. Blom, Brian Kamradt
  • Publication number: 20190133857
    Abstract: Automatic patient turning and lifting method, system, and apparatus. An exemplary turning and lifting mattress device discloses herein includes a plurality of left and right inflatable turning bladders, a mattress support structure positioned on the bladders and itself including an outer mattress casing including an inner chamber filled with a plurality of particles, at least one contact surface configured to be in contact with a patient during use, wherein the outer mattress casing is configured to be inflated and evacuated such that the outer mattress casing is capable of being shapeable when inflated, and forms a resilient structure configured to hold its shape when evacuated, and wherein, during use, the at least one contact surface conforms to the shape of a body, the plurality of particles displaced from around the body leaving a depression on the at least one contact surface in the shape of the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicants: Kuiper Kamradt LLC
    Inventors: Hendrik Kuiper, Brian Kamradt
  • Publication number: 20180326170
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for accomplishing placement and removal of an inner cannula with in an outer cannula endotracheal or other tracheal tube circuit for a critically ill patient without having to disconnect the patient from a respirator machine. An inner cannula is positioned in the outer cannula of an endotracheal or other tracheal tube through a wall of the respirator tubing set in a manner that maintains the integrity of the respiration system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventor: Brian Kamradt
  • Publication number: 20180272091
    Abstract: A tracheostoma valve to be applied to a tracheostomized person's neck comprises an air passage to be connected with the tracheostoma for connecting the trachea with the surroundings. A valve member is provided in the air passage, wherein the valve member is normally open and allows for inhalation and exhalation through the air passage. The valve further comprises a manually activated member for establishing an uninterrupted seal to block patient exhalation, thereby to direct it to the patient's pharynx, esophagus, sinuses, and mouth for speech following surgical removal of the larynx.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventor: Brian Kamradt
  • Publication number: 20180207382
    Abstract: An adjustable tracheostoma valve is disclosed. The adjustable tracheostoma valve includes a passageway for connecting the trachea with the surroundings. A valve disk is provided in the passageway. The disk is moveable to allow for inhalation and exhalation through the passageway and is configured to close in response to pressure to direct air to the patient's pharynx, esophagus, sinuses, and mouth for speech following surgical removal of the larynx.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Inventor: Brian Kamradt
  • Patent number: 10010122
    Abstract: This invention is an improved padding used by athletes and others to prevent or greatly reduce the instances of injury due to blows to the body. This is accomplished through the utilization of a radial expanding and contracting structure encapsulated in a foam type material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Inventor: Brian Kamradt
  • Publication number: 20180147380
    Abstract: A surgical instrument system for use in a surgical procedure is disclosed. The surgical instrument system may include an instrument configured to puncture the tissue of a patient and detect when the instrument has entered a lumen of the patient's body. The surgical instrument system may include a balloon catheter including a percutaneous dilation balloon and a moveably positionable retainer. The retainer is configured to move relative to the balloon such that upon inflation of the balloon when the balloon is positioned in the opening in the patient's tissue, the retainer engages the patient's tissue to inhibit movement of the balloon catheter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventors: Eric D. Blom, Dart A. Fox, Brian Kamradt
  • Patent number: 9974933
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for treating a stricture in a body lumen. The method comprises (a) sensing pressure being exerted by a treatment device on the stricture, (b) determining if enough force is being exerted on the stricture, (c) if enough force is being exerted on the stricture, timing the application of enough force, (d) determining if too much force is being exerted by the treatment device on the stricture, (e) if too much force is being applied to the stricture, decrementing the force being applied to the stricture, (f) determining if not enough force is being applied to the stricture, (g) if not enough force is being applied to the stricture incrementing the force being applied to the stricture, and (h) repeating (a)-(g) until (i) a desired pressure has been maintained on the tissue for a desired time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: HANSA MEDICAL PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Dart A. Fox, Eric D. Blom, Brian Kamradt
  • Patent number: 9815684
    Abstract: An unmanned self-sustained fuel dispensing station for fuels of all sorts (gasoline, pesticides, water, fertilizers etc.) a tank, docking, and coupling system for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) of the vertical takeoff types. The station can be independent of public power and communication utilities and can operate by remote control without an on-site attendant. The preferred system has a central command center with a control computer in communication with a station control computer located at one or more satellite stations through a communications link. The station control computer can be controlled remotely by the command center. The station control computer programming has control over the activities of the station through an electrical generation subsystem with a solar array, battery bank, battery charger and standby generator; a fuel dispensing subsystem; a security subsystem with video cameras; a communications link and a status sensor subsystem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Inventors: Brian Kamradt, Dart A. Fox
  • Publication number: 20170252526
    Abstract: A surgical instrument system for use in a surgical procedure is disclosed. The surgical instrument system may include an instrument configured to puncture the tissue of a patient and detect when the instrument has entered a lumen of the patient's body. Liquid may be present in the lumen or the lumen may be devoid of liquid or tissue. The instrument is configured to determine when the needle tip is engaged with a portion of patient's tissue and determine when the needle tip has exited that portion of the patient's tissue by detecting changes in properties of the tissue, specifically, electrical resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Inventors: Dart A. Fox, Eric D. Blom, Brian Kamradt
  • Publication number: 20170189657
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for treating a stricture in a body lumen. The method comprises (a) sensing pressure being exerted by a treatment device on the stricture, (b) determining if enough force is being exerted on the stricture, (c) if enough force is being exerted on the stricture, timing the application of enough force, (d) determining if too much force is being exerted by the treatment device on the stricture, (e) if too much force is being applied to the stricture, decrementing the force being applied to the stricture, (f) determining if not enough force is being applied to the stricture, (g) if not enough force is being applied to the stricture incrementing the force being applied to the stricture, and (h) repeating (a)-(g) until (i) a desired pressure has been maintained on the tissue for a desired time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventors: Dart A. Fox, Eric D. Blom, Brian Kamradt