Patents by Inventor Dietrich K. Gehmlich

Dietrich K. Gehmlich 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: 4233842
    Abstract: A dynamic method and apparatus for determining the rate of expiration of a selected fluid constituent expired by a living subject during respiration. The apparatus includes a fluid path system which conducts the expired air to a first fluid detector which produces a first signal operable as a function of concentration for the selected fluid constituent. The signal registered by the detector is used for later comparison with a second signal which provides the basis for determining the expiration rate of fluid constituent originally present in the expired air. To make this determination, the fluid constituent is removed from the expired air, with the expired air being advanced to a mixing chamber where a second detection means senses the fluid concentration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 1978
    Date of Patent: November 18, 1980
    Assignee: University of Utah
    Inventors: Daniel B. Raemer, Dietrich K. Gehmlich, Dwayne R. Westenskow
  • Patent number: 4211239
    Abstract: An oxygen consumption monitor system suitable for use in measuring oxygen uptake in neonates wherein the system includes a check valve system in combination with a high flow, positive-end-expiratory-pressure respirator for supplying a high volume, controlled flow of oxygen through a flow circuit which includes (1) a primary flow line for carrying most of the oxygen supply through a respirator circuit maintained at a positive pressure, and (2) a secondary outlet communicating from said primary flow line through the check valve combination to permit inspiration of oxygen from the respirator circuit and expiration to a separate chamber for measurement of oxygen consumption. Minimal deadspace is developed in the check valve combination to insure fresh oxygen supply with each inspiration by the neonate. The use of opposing oneway valves at inlet and outlet locations of the valve combination permits use of a single opening for coupling to an endotrachael tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 1978
    Date of Patent: July 8, 1980
    Assignee: University of Utah
    Inventors: Daniel B. Raemer, Dietrich K. Gehmlich, Dwayne R. Westenskow, Curtis C. Johnson, deceased