Patents by Inventor Eric Lindekugel

Eric Lindekugel 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: 7190987
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a holder for use in positioning a pulse oximeter sensor in multiple selectable locations relative to a patient's extremities. The holder includes at least one flexible elongate member that is conformable to and, preferably, about a patient's extremity. A connector on the elongate member is utilized to secure the elongate member to the patient's extremity. Additionally, the elongate member's inside surface contains one or more recesses for selectively receiving a sensor and holding that sensor relative to one or more positions on the inside surface of the flexible sensor holder. The inclusion of multiple recesses allows medical personnel flexibility in positioning a medical sensor. In one embodiment, the holder includes two elongate members for conforming about two portions of a patient's extremity to reduce movement between the extremity and a sensor held by the sensor holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2007
    Assignee: Datex-Ohmeda, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Lindekugel, Lily Anjanette Medina, Dena Raley
  • Publication number: 20050075550
    Abstract: The present invention provides a clip-type medical sensor holder for use in positioning a pulse oximetry sensor relative to a patient appendage. In particular, a clip-type sensor holder is provided that clips around a portion of a patient appendage without necessarily applying a clamping force to that appendage to reduce or eliminate vasoconstrication. The sensor holder includes first and second opposing members in an opposing and hinged relationship that allows these members to move from an open position to a closed position relative to one another. When in the closed position, these opposing members are sized to receive a patient appendage (e.g., a finger) therebetween. A resilient member interconnected to each of the members maintains the sensor holder in the closed position about the patient appendage. In one embodiment, the sensor clip is formed as a one-piece unit allowing simplified construction and a reduced part count.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2003
    Publication date: April 7, 2005
    Inventor: Eric Lindekugel
  • Publication number: 20030181799
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a holder for use in positioning a pulse oximeter sensor in multiple selectable locations relative to a patient's extremities. The holder includes at least one flexible elongate member that is conformable to and, preferably, about a patient's extremity. A connector on the elongate member is utilized to secure the elongate member to the patient's extremity. Additionally, the elongate member's inside surface contains one or more recesses for selectively receiving a sensor and holding that sensor relative to one or more positions on the inside surface of the flexible sensor holder. The inclusion of multiple recesses allows medical personnel flexibility in positioning a medical sensor. In one embodiment, the holder includes two elongate members for conforming about two portions of a patient's extremity to reduce movement between the extremity and a sensor held by the sensor holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2003
    Publication date: September 25, 2003
    Inventors: Eric Lindekugel, Lily Anjanette Medina, Dena Raley
  • Patent number: 6152732
    Abstract: A facebow having a sight structure, co-linearly moving arms, and ear pieces shaped to provide repeatable registration of the facebow on a patient's face. The facebow is able to be sterilized as a unit or can be partially disassembled for sterilization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2000
    Assignee: Water Pik, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric Lindekugel
  • Patent number: D456776
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2002
    Assignee: Datex - Ohmeda, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric Lindekugel
  • Patent number: D462662
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2002
    Assignee: Datex-Ohmeda, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric Lindekugel
  • Patent number: D430673
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2000
    Assignee: Teledyne Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric Lindekugel