Patents by Inventor James Dale Bickley

James Dale Bickley 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: 20190274589
    Abstract: A water filter system for a CO2 sampling line positioned between a patient and a patient monitor to receive patient exhalation. The filter system includes at least one hydrophobic filter that adsorbs and prevents water from reaching the patient monitor. Alternatively, the filter system may include both a hydrophobic filter and a hydrophilic filter and optionally a desiccant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: Westmed, Inc.
    Inventors: James Dale Bickley, Robert Jon McKinnon, Geon Seok Seo
  • Patent number: 9072854
    Abstract: A breathing system is provided that employs a reservoir for holding oxygen or an oxygen and medicine mixture while the patient is not inhaling. The reservoir generally prevents waste and reduces cost and helps prevent the patient from re-inhaling the previously exhaled gases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Westmed, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. McKinnon, James Dale Bickley
  • Patent number: 8936023
    Abstract: A breathing system is provided that employs a reservoir for holding oxygen or an oxygen and medicine mixture while the patient is not inhaling. The reservoir generally prevents waste and reduces cost and helps prevent the patient from re-inhaling the previously exhaled gases. The reservoir also may include a flange extending from an inlet thereof that allows the reservoir to be positioned in an inverted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Westmed, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. McKinnon, James Dale Bickley
  • Patent number: 8616200
    Abstract: An oxygen delivery system is provided that employs a reservoir for holding oxygen or an oxygen and medicine mixture while the patient is not inhaling. The reservoir generally prevents waste and reduces cost and helps prevent the patient from re-inhaling the previously exhaled gases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Westmed, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. McKinnon, James Dale Bickley
  • Publication number: 20120160248
    Abstract: A nasal cannula is provided that employs a left tube and a right tube wherein at least a portion thereof is made of a resilient and compliant material that elongates in response to a tensile load applied thereto. The contemplated tubing material will continue to supply a predetermined amount of oxygen to the patient if elongated, i.e., the elongated tube will not substantially constrict air flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Applicant: WESTMED, INC.
    Inventors: Robert J. McKinnon, James Dale Bickley
  • Publication number: 20120123392
    Abstract: A luer connector is provided having a first member that includes an end face with a reflective material that does not cover the entire end face wherein the first member is selectively rotatable to align the reflective portion with sensors of the medical instrument. The first member is adapted to freely rotate within a second member that is used to connect the first member to the medical instrument.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Applicant: WestMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. McKinnon, James Dale Bickley
  • Publication number: 20120060845
    Abstract: A nasal cannula is provided that employs a left tube and a right tube wherein at least a portion thereof is made of a resilient and compliant material that elongates in response to a tensile load applied thereto. The contemplated tubing material will continue to supply a predetermined amount of oxygen to the patient if elongated, i.e., the elongated tube will not substantially constrict air flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2011
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Applicant: WESTMED, INC.
    Inventors: Robert J. McKinnon, James Dale Bickley
  • Publication number: 20110277754
    Abstract: A breathing system is provided that employs a reservoir for holding oxygen or an oxygen and medicine mixture while the patient is not inhaling. The reservoir generally prevents waste and reduces cost and helps prevent the patient from re-inhaling the previously exhaled gases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2011
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Applicant: WESTMED, INC.
    Inventors: Robert J. McKinnon, James Dale Bickley
  • Publication number: 20100180891
    Abstract: An oxygen delivery system is provided that employs a reservoir for holding oxygen or an oxygen and medicine mixture while the patient is not inhaling. The reservoir generally prevents waste and reduces cost and helps prevent the patient from re-inhaling the previously exhaled gases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Publication date: July 22, 2010
    Applicant: WestMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. McKinnon, James Dale Bickley
  • Publication number: 20080312576
    Abstract: A plunger-less syringe, method of manufacture and system of use is disclosed wherein the syringe includes a barrel that has an interior receptacle for receiving a quantity of blood. The syringe has at least one filter that controls fluid flow within the syringe. The syringe may be fabricated from a material that prevents diffusion of the gas from the blood. Different syringes may comprise different fluid flow characteristics. In addition, the components of the syringe may include indicia so a syringe having particular characteristics can be selected for patients with different blood pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2008
    Publication date: December 18, 2008
    Inventors: Robert J. McKinnon, James Dale Bickley