Patents by Inventor John H. Vrzalik

John H. Vrzalik 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: 10034808
    Abstract: Mattresses and cushions, methods of making mattresses and cushions, and patient supports comprising a mattress and/or a cushion. At least some embodiments of the present mattresses and cushions comprise a body with air-impermeable material having a plurality of openings, and a cover sheet comprising air-permeable and liquid-impermeable material covering at least a portion of the plurality of openings and coupled to the body by a liquid-impermeable welded seam encircling the covered one or more openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Huntleigh Technology Limited
    Inventors: John H. Vrzalik, Bruce Phillips, Kz Hong
  • Patent number: 9907408
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a support system includes a multi-layer support system with a number of layers. Systems and methods of removing moisture vapor from an environment surrounding patient are disclosed that accomplish such removal without the use of powered air-movers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Huntleigh Technology Limited
    Inventors: John H. Vrzalik, Cesar Lina, Glenn C. Stroh
  • Publication number: 20170354557
    Abstract: A moisture control system includes a moisture control coverlet (10) and a fluid pump (18). The moisture control coverlet (10) includes a fluid pathway therein for moisture removal fluid. The fluid pump (18) is coupled to the fluid pathway for pumping fluid out of the fluid pathway by negative pressure at a fluid pump rate. The fluid pump rate can be adjustable and/or can be greater than 1 CFM.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Inventors: John H. Vrzalik, Mathew Pickering, Kz Hong
  • Publication number: 20170354558
    Abstract: A moisture control coverlet (10) includes a fluid pathway for moisture removal fluid It is selectively configurable to use a first fluid pump (32), and/or an adaptor (34). The first fluid pump (32) can be mounted on the coverlet and coupled to the fluid pathway for pumping moisture removal fluid into or out of the fluid pathway. The adaptor (34) can be mounted on the coverlet and coupled to the fluid pathway and can be coupled to a second fluid pump (48) for pumping moisture removal fluid into or out of the fluid pathway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Inventors: John H. Vrzalik, Mathew Pickering, Kz Hong, Matthew Cavanaugh
  • Publication number: 20170143132
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a support system includes a multi-layer support system with a number of layers. Systems and methods of removing moisture vapor from an environment surrounding patient are disclosed that accomplish such removal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Applicant: HUNTLEIGH TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: John H. VRZALIK, Ceasar Lina, Glenn C. Stroh
  • Patent number: 9538853
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a support system includes a multi-layer support system with a number of layers. Systems and methods of removing moisture vapor from an environment surrounding patient are disclosed that accomplish such removal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: HUNTLEIGH TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: John H. Vrzalik, Cesar Lina, Glenn C. Stroh
  • Publication number: 20160220435
    Abstract: Improved patient-support apparatuses and methods for rapid mattress inflation and pressure-compensation for changes in patient position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Applicant: KCI Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Glenn C. Stroh, John H. Vrzalik, Cesar Lina
  • Patent number: 9254231
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a support system includes a cover sheet with a number of layers. In certain embodiments, a top layer and a bottom layer are bonded to a middle spacer layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: HUNTLEIGH TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: John H. Vrzalik, Kz Hong
  • Patent number: 9205010
    Abstract: Improved patient-support apparatuses and methods for rapid mattress inflation and pressure-compensation for changes in patient position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: HUNTLEIGH TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Glenn C. Stroh, John H. Vrzalik, Cesar Lina
  • Publication number: 20150231007
    Abstract: Mattresses and cushions, methods of making mattresses and cushions, and patient supports comprising a mattress and/or a cushion. At least some embodiments of the present mattresses and cushions comprise a body with air-impermeable material having a plurality of openings, and a cover sheet comprising air-permeable and liquid-impermeable material covering at least a portion of the plurality of openings and coupled to the body by a liquid-impermeable welded seam encircling the covered one or more openings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Applicant: HUNTLEIGH TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: John H. Vrzalik, Bruce Phillips, Kz Hong
  • Patent number: 8918930
    Abstract: Improved patient support systems comprising a coverlet configured to be coupled (e.g., removably) to an airflow unit. Improved airflow units configured to be coupled (e.g., removably) to a coverlet of a patient support system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Huntleigh Technology Limited
    Inventors: Glenn C. Stroh, John H. Vrzalik, Cesar Z. Lina, Daniel W. Dekruif, Bryan L. Johnson
  • Patent number: 8453282
    Abstract: A patient support system particularly suited for pediatric twin separation surgery. The patient support system includes a frame coupled to a swing circle that has a plurality of holes about the perimeter. A patient support structure is coupled to the swing circle, and disposed in a fixed relationship to the frame after rotation of the swing circle relative to the frame. A chain-and-sprocket mechanism is coupled to the frame and swing circle and positioned within the frame. At least one support leg depends from the frame, and may extend or retract relative to the frame. A drape cage is coupled to the frame for supporting a surgical drape thereon. At least one support wheel is connected to the support leg, and adapted to be interchangeably fixed in a static position and rotatable to move the frame. A substantially identical second frame may be connected in series to the frame for operative procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Huntleigh Technology Limited
    Inventors: John H. Vrzalik, Bruce Phillips, Cesar Lina
  • Patent number: 8372182
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a support system includes a multi-layer cover sheet with a number of layers. In certain embodiments, a source to move air inside and outside the multi-layer cover sheet can be provided. The source can include a source of positive pressure or negative pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Huntleigh Technology Limited
    Inventors: John H. Vrzalik, Alan L. Bartlett, Royce Johnson
  • Publication number: 20130025053
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a support system includes a cover sheet with a number of layers. In certain embodiments, a top layer and a bottom layer are bonded to a middle spacer layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Inventors: John H. Vrzalik, Kz Hong
  • Publication number: 20120167303
    Abstract: Improved patient support systems comprising a coverlet configured to be coupled (e.g., removably) to an airflow unit. Improved airflow units configured to be coupled (e.g., removably) to a coverlet of a patient support system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2012
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: KCI LICENSING, INC.
    Inventors: GLENN STROH, JOHN H. VRZALIK, CESAR Z. LINA, DANIEL W. DEKRUIF, BRYAN L. JOHNSON
  • Publication number: 20120144584
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a support system includes a multi-layer cover sheet with a number of layers. In certain embodiments, a source to move air inside and outside the multi-layer cover sheet can be provided. The source can include a source of positive pressure or negative pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Applicant: KCI LICENSING, INC.
    Inventors: John H. Vrzalik, Alan L. Bartlett, Royce Johnson
  • Publication number: 20120054964
    Abstract: Improved patient-support apparatuses and methods for rapid mattress inflation and pressure-compensation for changes in patient position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Applicant: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Glenn C. Stroh, John H. Vrzalik, Cesar Lina
  • Patent number: 8118920
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a support system includes a multi-layer cover sheet with a number of layers. In certain embodiments, a source to move air inside and outside the multi-layer cover sheet can be provided. The source can include a source of positive pressure or negative pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: John H. Vrzalik, Alan L. Bartlett, Royce Johnson
  • Publication number: 20110308020
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a support system includes a multi-layer support system with a number of layers. Systems and methods of removing moisture vapor from an environment surrounding patient are disclosed that accomplish such removal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2011
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Applicant: KCI LICENSING, INC.
    Inventors: John H. Vrzalik, Cesar Lina, Glenn C. Stroh
  • Patent number: 8020225
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to occlude openings and spaces of side rails are provided. One embodiment includes a pad body panel having attachment openings each defining a pivot axis. The embodiment includes follower slots in the pad body panel each to receive a bracket pivot of a pivot arm, each follower slot having a configuration centered on the attachment opening of the pivot axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: John H. Vrzalik, Cesar Z. Lina