Patents by Inventor Erkki Paavo Olavi Heinonen

Erkki Paavo Olavi Heinonen 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: 20220241539
    Abstract: A ventilator system includes a ventilator and a host. The ventilator comprises a ventilation drive configured to drive ventilation gas from a gas source to a patient and a patient interface section configured to guide inspiratory gas along an inspiratory path from the ventilation drive to a patient connection, and guide expiratory gas along an expiratory path from the patient connection out of the ventilator. The patient interface section is configured to releasably connect to the ventilation drive. The ventilator is configured to removably connect to the host such that at least one of the inspiratory path and the expiratory path are diverted through the host when the ventilator is removably connected to the host.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2021
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Applicant: GE Precision Healthcare LLC
    Inventors: Timothy P. McCormick, Erkki Paavo Olavi Heinonen, Kimberly Brauer, Tom J. Haggblom
  • Patent number: 11141553
    Abstract: A patient ventilation system includes a ventilator configured to deliver ventilation gas to patient, a CO2 concentration sensor configured to provide EtCO2 measurements for the patient, and an SpO2 monitor configured to determine an SpO2 value for the patient. A ventilation control module is executable on a processor and configured to compare the SpO2 value to a threshold SpO2 and determine from this comparison that the SpO2 value indicates inadequate oxygenation. A minimum ventilation amount is then set, and the ventilator is then controlled based on the EtCO2 measurements and the minimum ventilation amount so as to deliver at the least the minimum ventilation amount to the patient while the SpO2 value indicates inadequate oxygenation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Erkki Paavo Olavi Heinonen
  • Publication number: 20200016350
    Abstract: A patient ventilation system includes a ventilator configured to deliver ventilation gas to patient, a CO2 concentration sensor configured to provide EtCO2 measurements for the patient, and an SpO2 monitor configured to determine an SpO2 value for the patient. A ventilation control module is executable on a processor and configured to compare the SpO2 value to a threshold SpO2 and determine from this comparison that the SpO2 value indicates inadequate oxygenation. A minimum ventilation amount is then set, and the ventilator is then controlled based on the EtCO2 measurements and the minimum ventilation amount so as to deliver at the least the minimum ventilation amount to the patient while the SpO2 value indicates inadequate oxygenation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventor: Erkki Paavo Olavi Heinonen