Patents by Inventor Derek Sakata

Derek Sakata 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: 20200129719
    Abstract: A system for detecting manual ventilation and selectively delivering a high flow of oxygen. The system comprises a source of compressed oxygen coupled to a first lumen of a nasal cannula, with an oxygen flow control valve coupled to a processor to control the flow of oxygen to the nasal cannula. A second lumen of the nasal cannula is in connection with a pressure sensor and the pressure sensor in connection with the processor. The processor may receive the pressure values and be programmed to determine when manual ventilation has occurred, and send a signal to the oxygen flow control valve to send a high flow of oxygen in response to manual ventilation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Joseph Orr, Derek Sakata, Kyle M. Burk
  • Patent number: 8800561
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatus for removing volatile anesthetics from an anesthesia or ventilation system to minimize the effects of malignant hyperthermia in susceptible patients. According to one aspect of the present invention, a system for removing volatile anesthetics is provided. A first filter component placed in fluid communication with an inspiratory limb of an anesthesia or ventilation system such that volatile anesthetics will pass through the first filter component during operation of the anesthesia or ventilation system. A second filter component is operably coupled to the expiration port of the anesthesia or ventilation system such that gases passing through the expiratory limb of the anesthesia or ventilation system pass through the second filter component. The first filter component and second filter component are adapted to effectively remove volatile anesthetics passing through the respective filters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Inventors: Joseph Orr, Dwayne Westenskow, Derek Sakata
  • Publication number: 20130231520
    Abstract: The invention provides solutions to the problem connected with detached eye retinas and to methods that can promote the healing of the repaired retina. Instead of injecting gas bubbles or silicone oil into the eyeball, the invention proposes to inject magnetic particles inside the eye and use external magnets to urge the magnetic particles to move against the repaired area of the retina, thus forcing the retina against the eyeball walls, thus promoting the healing. Optional eye movement sensors can optimize the distribution of the magnetic particles, to optimize the force holding the retina in place, thus optimizing the healing benefits of using the proposed system. The magnetic particles can be bio-inert and/or degradable. Other helpful devices are proposed as well to reduce the stresses on the patient's neck muscles in case he/she still needs to hold the head in a certain position for a long period of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Inventors: GABE CHERIAN, DEREK SAKATA
  • Patent number: 8485187
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatus for removing volatile anesthetics from an anesthesia or ventilation system to minimize the effects of malignant hyperthermia in susceptible patients. According to one aspect of the present invention, a system for removing volatile anesthetics is provided. A first filter component placed in fluid communication with an inspiratory limb of an anesthesia or ventilation system such that volatile anesthetics will pass through the first filter component during operation of the anesthesia or ventilation system. A second filter component is operably coupled to the expiration port of the anesthesia or ventilation system such that gases passing through the expiratory limb of the anesthesia or ventilation system pass through the second filter component. The first filter component and second filter component are adapted to effectively remove volatile anesthetics passing through the respective filters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Dynasthetics, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Orr, Dwayne Westenskow, Derek Sakata
  • Publication number: 20120325213
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatus for removing volatile anesthetics from an anesthesia or ventilation system to minimize the effects of malignant hyperthermia in susceptible patients. According to one aspect of the present invention, a system for removing volatile anesthetics is provided. A first filter component placed in fluid communication with an inspiratory limb of an anesthesia or ventilation system such that volatile anesthetics will pass through the first filter component during operation of the anesthesia or ventilation system. A second filter component is operably coupled to the expiration port of the anesthesia or ventilation system such that gases passing through the expiratory limb of the anesthesia or ventilation system pass through the second filter component. The first filter component and second filter component are adapted to effectively remove volatile anesthetics passing through the respective filters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Inventors: Joseph Orr, Dwayne Westenskow, Derek Sakata
  • Publication number: 20100269828
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatus for removing volatile anesthetics from an anesthesia or ventilation system to minimize the effects of malignant hyperthermia in susceptible patients. According to one aspect of the present invention, a system for removing volatile anesthetics is provided. A first filter component placed in fluid communication with an inspiratory limb of an anesthesia or ventilation system such that volatile anesthetics will pass through the first filter component during operation of the anesthesia or ventilation system. A second filter component is operably coupled to the expiration port of the anesthesia or ventilation system such that gases passing through the expiratory limb of the anesthesia or ventilation system pass through the second filter component. The first filter component and second filter component are adapted to effectively remove volatile anesthetics passing through the respective filters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2009
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Applicant: Axon Medical , Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Orr, Dwayne Westenskow, Derek Sakata
  • Publication number: 20080041385
    Abstract: An apparatus for reversing inhaled anesthesia, which is configured to be positioned along a breathing circuit or anesthesia delivery circuit, includes a filter for removing one or more anesthetic agents from gases passing therethrough, as well as a component for elevating CO2 levels in gases that are to be inhaled by an individual. The apparatus is configured to be positioned between a Y-connector of the breathing circuit and the portion of the breathing circuit that interfaces with the individual. The CO2 level-elevating component facilitates an increase in the ventilation of the individual without resulting in a significant decrease in the individual's PaCO2 level and, thus, a decrease in the rate at which blood flows through the individual's brain. A method of reversing the effects of inhaled anesthesia includes increasing the rate of ventilation of an anesthetized individual while causing the individual to inhale gases with elevated amounts of CO2 and while filtering anesthetic agents from such gases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2007
    Publication date: February 21, 2008
    Applicant: AXON MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph Orr, Derek Sakata, Dwayne Westenskow