Patents by Inventor Derek A. Hill

Derek A. Hill 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).

  • Patent number: 11992638
    Abstract: A system for irrigating a patient's skin. The system includes a fluid container that includes a first compartment and a second compartment, the first compartment being adapted to retain a first fluid on a first side of a divider and the second compartment being adapted to retain a second fluid on a second side of the divider. The system also includes an irrigation sleeve adapted cover a portion of the patient's skin. The system also includes a fluid charging portion adapted to receive a portion of the first fluid and a portion of the second fluid, wherein the portion of the first fluid reacts with the portion of the second fluid to form a charged compound in the fluid charging portion. The system also includes a compound delivery portion that extends at a first end of the compound delivery portion from the fluid charging portion, the compound delivery portion being adapted to deliver the charged compound from the fluid charging portion to the irrigation sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: AZ SOLUTIONS LLC
    Inventor: Derek Hill
  • Publication number: 20240163643
    Abstract: A device, for monitoring the status of a user in an environment, includes a mobile module intended to be worn by the user. The mobile module includes an activity sensor and a processing unit. The processing unit is for establishing a status signal from an activity signal generated by the activity sensor. The device also includes beacons distributed in the environment. The beacons are configured to send a transmission signal to the mobile module via a short-range wireless connection. The processing unit is configured to establish a position signal as a function of at least one distance between the mobile module and a beacon. The transmission unit is configured to transmit the status signal and the position signal to a central unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2022
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Inventors: Derek Hill, Nicolas Defranoux
  • Patent number: 11970385
    Abstract: A fuel transfer station may provide for the refilling of fuel canisters providing fuel to combustion powered equipment. The fuel transfer station may include a base, a frame coupled to the base, a first connection port and a second connection port provided in the base, and fluid flow lines connecting the first connection port and the second connection port. A supply tank may be supported by the frame and detachably connected to the first connection port. A fuel canister to be refilled may be detachably connected to the second connection port. Fuel contained in the supply tank may be selectively supplied to the fuel canister through the fluid flow lines in response to a pressure gradient drawing the fuel into the fuel canister.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Worthington Cylinders Corporation
    Inventors: William Rigdon, Daniel J. White, Matthew J. Velderman, Jr., Derek Marchanti, Gary Hill
  • Publication number: 20240091422
    Abstract: A renal therapy system is disclosed. In an example, the renal therapy system includes a home renal therapy machine that stores, to a log file, dates of when renal therapies were performed and a type of each renal therapy that was performed. The system also includes a server that receives the log file from the home renal therapy machine. The server compares the dates and types of performed renal therapies stored in the log file to a device program that specifies dates for performing renal therapies and the types of renal therapies to be performed. The server displays a flag in a user interface of a clinician computer when there is a deviation from the comparison.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2023
    Publication date: March 21, 2024
    Inventors: Neil Tiwari, Joshua James Miller, Marc Steven Minkus, Matthew R. Muller, Derek Wiebenson, Douglas L. Wilkerson, Timothy G. Robinson, Anders J. Wellings, Kathryn Louise Hansbro, Borut Cizman, Brian S. Kunzeman, Robin D. Cooper, Timothy L. Kudelka, Angelo A. Sarto, Steve Joseph Lindo, Jostein Baustad, Duston Mounts, Shafali Hill
  • Publication number: 20240083738
    Abstract: A fuel transfer station may provide for the refilling of fuel canisters providing fuel to combustion powered equipment. The fuel transfer station may include a base, a frame coupled to the base, a first connection port and a second connection port provided in the base, and fluid flow lines connecting the first connection port and the second connection port. A supply tank may be supported by the frame and detachably connected to the first connection port. A fuel canister to be refilled may be detachably connected to the second connection port. Fuel contained in the supply tank may be selectively supplied to the fuel canister through the fluid flow lines in response to a pressure gradient drawing the fuel into the fuel canister.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2023
    Publication date: March 14, 2024
    Inventors: WILLIAM RIGDON, DANIEL J. WHITE, MATTHEW J. VELDERMAN, JR., DEREK MARCHANTI, GARY HILL
  • Patent number: 11918549
    Abstract: A wound irrigation system includes a first fluid including an ion rich compound having free available ions; and a second fluid including an oxidation-reduction potential increasing compound, the second fluid housed separately from the first fluid. Mixing the first and second fluids in a charging area forms an ionically charged fluid with an oxidation-reduction potential higher than a wound site oxidation-potential. The ionically charged fluid increases antimicrobial activity of the wound upon application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: AZ SOLUTIONS LLC
    Inventor: Derek Hill
  • Publication number: 20240050384
    Abstract: A wound irrigation system includes a first fluid including an ion rich compound having free available ions; and a second fluid including an oxidation-reduction potential increasing compound, the second fluid housed separately from the first fluid. Mixing the first and second fluids in a charging area forms an ionically charged fluid with an oxidation-reduction potential higher than a wound site oxidation-potential. The ionically charged fluid increases antimicrobial activity of the wound upon application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2023
    Publication date: February 15, 2024
    Applicant: AZ SOLUTIONS
    Inventor: Derek HILL
  • Publication number: 20230210470
    Abstract: A method for processing measurements, acquired by a measurement sensor at different measurement times, involves the measurement sensor being integrated into a connected device that is worn/borne by a user and configured to connect to a wireless communication network. The measurement sensor is configured to acquire, at each measurement time, a measurement representative of a movements of, or a physiological characteristic of, the user. The measurement sensor is parameterized by various parameters, the value of each parameter being encoded in a register. Measurements are acquired by the measurement sensor at various measurement times to form a sequence of measurements. Data, established from the sequence of measurements, is transmitted to an interpreting application programmed to estimate, from the transmitted data, a user state selected from a plurality of predetermined states. The method also includes, before or during the measurements acquisition, a verification of the parameters of the measurement sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2021
    Publication date: July 6, 2023
    Inventors: Derek Hill, Luke Tonin
  • Publication number: 20210252048
    Abstract: An aerosol containing fine droplets, the droplets separately or together containing a first component comprising an aqueous preparation of a transition metal or compound thereof and a second component which is an aqueous preparation containing at least one oxidation-reduction potential raising compound such as chlorite is useful in combating respiratory disorders and diseases caused by pathogens such as influenza, RSV, and coronavirus, as well as bacterial infections alone or associated with a viral pathogen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2021
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Applicant: AZ SOLUTIONS, LLC
    Inventor: Derek HILL
  • Publication number: 20210178052
    Abstract: A system for irrigating a patient's skin. The system includes a fluid container that includes a first compartment and a second compartment, the first compartment being adapted to retain a first fluid on a first side of a divider and the second compartment being adapted to retain a second fluid on a second side of the divider. The system also includes an irrigation sleeve adapted cover a portion of the patient's skin. The system also includes a fluid charging portion adapted to receive a portion of the first fluid and a portion of the second fluid, wherein the portion of the first fluid reacts with the portion of the second fluid to form a charged compound in the fluid charging portion. The system also includes a compound delivery portion that extends at a first end of the compound delivery portion from the fluid charging portion, the compound delivery portion being adapted to deliver the charged compound from the fluid charging portion to the irrigation sleeve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Applicant: AZ Solutions LLC
    Inventor: Derek HILL
  • Patent number: 10960129
    Abstract: A system for irrigating a patient's skin. The system includes a fluid container that includes a first compartment and a second compartment, the first compartment being adapted to retain a first fluid on a first side of a divider and the second compartment being adapted to retain a second fluid on a second side of the divider. The system also includes an irrigation sleeve adapted cover a portion of the patient's skin. The system also includes a fluid charging portion adapted to receive a portion of the first fluid and a portion of the second fluid, wherein the portion of the first fluid reacts with the portion of the second fluid to form a charged compound in the fluid charging portion. The system also includes a compound delivery portion that extends at a first end of the compound delivery portion from the fluid charging portion, the compound delivery portion being adapted to deliver the charged compound from the fluid charging portion to the irrigation sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: AZ SOLUTIONS LLC
    Inventor: Derek Hill
  • Publication number: 20200390808
    Abstract: A wound irrigation system includes a first fluid including an ion rich compound having free available ions; and a second fluid including an oxidation-reduction potential increasing compound, the second fluid housed separately from the first fluid. Mixing the first and second fluids in a charging area forms an ionically charged fluid with an oxidation-reduction potential higher than a wound site oxidation-potential. The ionically charged fluid increases antimicrobial activity of the wound upon application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Applicant: AZ Solutions LLC
    Inventor: Derek HILL
  • Publication number: 20190060553
    Abstract: A system irrigating a surgical wound. The system includes a fluid container that includes a first compartment and a second compartment, the first compartment being adapted to retain a first fluid on a first side of a divider and the second compartment being adapted to retain a second fluid on a second side of the divider. The system also includes a fluid charging portion adapted to receive a portion of the first fluid and a portion of the second fluid, wherein the portion of the first fluid reacts with the portion of the second fluid to form a charged compound in the fluid charging portion. The system also includes an irrigator adapted to draw the portion of the first fluid and the portion of the second fluid into the fluid charging portion and to irrigate the surgical wound with the charged compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventor: Derek Hill
  • Publication number: 20190060554
    Abstract: A system for irrigating a patient's skin. The system includes a fluid container that includes a first compartment and a second compartment, the first compartment being adapted to retain a first fluid on a first side of a divider and the second compartment being adapted to retain a second fluid on a second side of the divider. The system also includes an irrigation sleeve adapted cover a portion of the patient's skin. The system also includes a fluid charging portion adapted to receive a portion of the first fluid and a portion of the second fluid, wherein the portion of the first fluid reacts with the portion of the second fluid to form a charged compound in the fluid charging portion. The system also includes a compound delivery portion that extends at a first end of the compound delivery portion from the fluid charging portion, the compound delivery portion being adapted to deliver the charged compound from the fluid charging portion to the irrigation sleeve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventor: Derek Hill
  • Publication number: 20100021027
    Abstract: A data management system for managing medical imaging data comprises a memory storing a workflow data set defining a plurality of tasks to be performed on the imaging data and a processing system arranged to: receive input data including the imaging data; control the performance of each of the tasks on the input data; and make amendments to the workflow data set recording the results of each of the tasks and an audit trail of the amendments made to the imaging data during the tasks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2008
    Publication date: January 28, 2010
    Inventors: Thomas Hartkens, Michael Burns, Shahid Jamil, Derek Hill
  • Publication number: 20070238970
    Abstract: Two different RF-frequency ranges or bands are employed viz. at the localisation RF-frequency and at the imaging RF-frequency, respectively. At these respective RF-frequency ranges different types of magnetic resonance signals are acquired. At the localisation RF-frequency a high sensitivity for the position of the interventional device is achieved. At the imaging RF-frequency a high sensitivity for image information, i.e. contrast resolution, of the anatomical structures of the patient to be examined is achieved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2005
    Publication date: October 11, 2007
    Applicants: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V., KING'S COLLEGE LONDON
    Inventors: Sebastian KOZERKE, Reza RAZAVI, Derek HILL, Sanjeet HEGDE
  • Patent number: 5556978
    Abstract: 1R-cis, 1'R-cis isomer of a 2',2'-(3,11-dioxo-4,10-dioxatridecylene)-bis-(1,2,3,4-tetrahydro-6,7-dimet hoxy-2-methyl-1-veratrylisoquinolinium) salt, substantially free from other geometrical and optical isomers thereof. The 1R-cis,1'R-cis isomer has been found to have an advantageous combination of pharmacological properties, notably greater neuromuscular blocking potency, weaker histamine-releasing potency, and at equivalent levels of neuromuscular blockade, fewer potential adverse effects on the autonomic nervous system (sympathetic and parasympathetic blockade), in comparison with the known mixture of geometrical and optical isomers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 17, 1996
    Assignee: Glaxo Wellcome Inc.
    Inventors: Derek A. Hill, Geoffrey L. Turner
  • Patent number: 5453510
    Abstract: 1R-cis,1'R-cis isomer of a 2',2'-(3,11-dioxo-4,10-dioxatridecylene)-bis(1,2,3,4-tetrahydro-6, 7-dimethoxy-2-methyl-1-veratrylisoquinolium) said, substantially free from other geometrical and optical isomers thereof. The 1R-cis,1'R-cis isomer has been found to have an advantageous combination of pharmacological properties, notably greater neuromuscular blocking potency, weaker histamine-releasing potency, and at equivalent levels of neuromuscular blockade, fewer potential adverse effects on the autonomic nervous system (sympathetic and parasympathetic blockage), in comparison with the known mixture of geometrical and optical isomers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 1992
    Date of Patent: September 26, 1995
    Assignee: Burroughs Wellcome Co.
    Inventors: Derek A. Hill, Geoffrey L. Turner
  • Patent number: 4852412
    Abstract: Apparatus 1 for sampling the contents of a pressurised vessel 2 comprises a valve 3 having an inlet 4 and an outlet 5. The inlet 4 is in communication with the interior of the vessel 2. A sample-receiving pressure receptacle 7 is connectable to the valve outlet 5 in a sealing manner, and a pressure venting line 8 is provided for equalizing the interior of the receptacle 7 with the atmosphere. When the valve 3 is open, a sample of pressurized vessel contents can enter the receptacle 7. When the valve is then closed, the sample remains in the receptacle 7. A probe 31, operable from outside the pressurized vessel 2, is provided so that, when the valve 3 is open, a sample of the vessel contents can be drawn through the valve and into the receptacle 7.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 1, 1989
    Assignee: Baker Perkins PLC
    Inventor: Derek A. Hill
  • Patent number: 4610015
    Abstract: An arc electrode assembly comprises a water-cooled metal shaft and a consumable active portion, being interconnected by means of a screw nipple. The metal shaft is surrounded below its clamping area by a protective jacket being detachably arranged about the metal shaft. Between the jacket and the metal shaft a layer of electrically insulating refractory material is arranged which is cooled by the cooling system of the jacket. The protective jacket comprises at least one steel tube which is provided for the passage of a cooling medium. The steel pipe(s) may additionally be surrounded by refractory or slag material or may directly be embedded into such material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 1984
    Date of Patent: September 2, 1986
    Assignee: Arc Technologies Systems Ltd.
    Inventors: Derek Hill, Inge Lauterbach-Dammler, Tom Taube, Dieter Zollner