Patents by Inventor Joseph Orr

Joseph Orr 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: 10980965
    Abstract: A method and apparatus to identify the source of oxygen delivery failure to a patient. The apparatus includes a pressure sensor to detect a patient's breathing pressure and ambient pressure, an oxygen flow analyzer to measure oxygen flow to the patient, and a processor to analyze the breathing pressure values, ambient pressure value, and oxygen flow rate values. When the oxygen flow rate value is greater than a predetermined threshold value, the processor is programmed to compare the breathing pressure values to the ambient pressure value and output an apnea alarm or an oxygen delivery device displacement alarm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Dynasthetics, LLC
    Inventor: Joseph Orr
  • Publication number: 20210038853
    Abstract: A connector for connecting an oxygen delivery device to a patient interface. The connector includes a housing with a first lumen for delivering oxygen and a second lumen to allow pressure to be measured. A third optional lumen may allow for gas sampling. The housing surrounding the first and second lumen has a portion that includes encoding for determining the type of patient interface being used, as well as a depth indicator sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: Joseph Orr, Kyle M. Burk, Eric Youngberg, Derek Sakata
  • Publication number: 20200275882
    Abstract: A system and method for prompting a patient experiencing ventilatory depression to breathe includes at least one sensor for detecting ventilatory depression by detecting inadequate breathing or lack of breathing in the patient. The system also includes one or more sensors for determining the type of breathing problem experienced by the patient. A sensor for detecting motion of the patient is used to determine whether the patient is moving. If inadequate or a lack of breathing is detected and the patient is not moving, the system provides verbal prompts or tactile stimuli to prompt the patient to breathe to improve patient ventilation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: Lara M. Brewer Cates, Kenward B. Johnson, Joseph A. Orr, Talmage Egan, Soeren Hoehne, Noah Syroid
  • Patent number: 10737049
    Abstract: A connector for connecting an oxygen delivery device to a patient interface. The connector includes a housing with a first lumen for delivering oxygen and a second lumen to allow pressure to be measured. A third optional lumen may allow for gas sampling. The housing surrounding the first and second lumen has a portion that includes encoding for determining the type of patient interface being used, as well as a depth indicator sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Inventors: Joseph Orr, Kyle M. Burk, Eric Youngberg, Derek Sakata
  • Publication number: 20200204895
    Abstract: A microphone module for non-invasive ventilation mask includes a microphone housing that defines and adapter configured to be removably inserted into a port of a non-invasive ventilation mask and form a seal with the port. The microphone module includes microphone elements for generating a speech signal and electrical circuitry for transmitting the mic signal to a cable outside the mask. A microphone system includes an audio processing system and the microphone module connected through a cable. The audio processing system receives the speech signal, amplifies the speech signal and outputs the amplified signal to a loudspeaker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Rian Wendling, Andrew S Hansen, Joseph Orr, Richard A Kreifeldt
  • Publication number: 20200129719
    Abstract: A system for detecting manual ventilation and selectively delivering a high flow of oxygen. The system comprises a source of compressed oxygen coupled to a first lumen of a nasal cannula, with an oxygen flow control valve coupled to a processor to control the flow of oxygen to the nasal cannula. A second lumen of the nasal cannula is in connection with a pressure sensor and the pressure sensor in connection with the processor. The processor may receive the pressure values and be programmed to determine when manual ventilation has occurred, and send a signal to the oxygen flow control valve to send a high flow of oxygen in response to manual ventilation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Joseph Orr, Derek Sakata, Kyle M. Burk
  • Patent number: 10493228
    Abstract: A positive pressure ventilation (PPV) appliance module includes an adapter that couples to a port on an NIV mask and an appliance for performing a respiratory care procedure. The adapter is configured to form a PPV seal with the port of the PPV mask and also form a PPV seal with the appliance. The PPV appliance module allows clinicians to perform procedures through the NIV mask without disrupting the therapeutic pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Inventors: Chakravarthy B. Reddy, Joseph Orr, Rian Wendling, Andrew S. Hansen
  • Patent number: 10360816
    Abstract: A method and apparatus to simulate a fetal heart rate to train clinicians in using a Doppler probe. The apparatus includes an enclosure housing a bladder, with a piece of deformable material to be placed in contact with the bladder and the Doppler probe. The bladder is selectively pressurized by a source of compressed gas, the flow being controlled by a flow valve. A pressure release valve is provided to reduce pressure in the bladder. A pressure sensor monitors the bladder pressure. The flow valve may be controlled by a software run on a processor to achieve pre-determined bladder pressures to mimic a fetal heart rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Dynasthetics, LLC
    Inventor: Joseph Orr
  • Publication number: 20190151584
    Abstract: Systems and methods for sensing inhalational anesthetic agents. A flow sensor is positioned in fluid communication with an anesthesia breathing circuit and is used to produce a measurement signal indicative of the concentration of a gaseous anesthetic agent within the breathing circuit. Optionally, a reflector assembly can be provided to capture gaseous anesthetic agent that exits the breathing circuit and to return the captured anesthetic agent to the breathing circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Kai Kuck, Joseph A. Orr, Patrick R. Kolbay
  • Patent number: 10269265
    Abstract: A method and apparatus to simulate intrauterine contractions to train clinicians in using a tocodynamometer (TOCO) transducer. The apparatus includes an enclosure housing an air bladder, with an opening in the enclosure for a TOCO transducer to be placed in contact with the air bladder. The air bladder is selectively pressurized by a source of compressed gas, the flow being controlled by a flow valve. A pressure release valve is provided to reduce pressure in the bladder. A pressure sensor monitors the bladder pressure, and can be used to calibrate the system to determine what bladder pressure produced a given uterine activity. The flow valve may be controlled by a software run on a processor to achieve particular uterine activity levels over a given period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Dynasthetics, LLC
    Inventor: Joseph Orr
  • Publication number: 20190091434
    Abstract: A positive pressure ventilation (PPV) appliance module includes an adapter that couples to a port on an NIV mask and an appliance for performing a respiratory care procedure. The adapter is configured to form a PPV seal with the port of the PPV mask and also form a PPV seal with the appliance. The PPV appliance module allows clinicians to perform procedures through the NIV mask without disrupting the therapeutic pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Chakravarthy B. Reddy, Joseph Orr, Rian Wendling, Andrew S. Hansen
  • Publication number: 20190083736
    Abstract: A method and apparatus to deliver a variable flow of oxygen to a patient. The apparatus may include a flow control valve, a pressure sensor to detect a patient's breathing pressure and ambient pressure, an oxygen flow analyzer to measure oxygen flow to the patient, and a processor to analyze the breathing pressure values, ambient pressure value, and oxygen flow rate values and to determine when a patient is inhaling. When the processor determines the patient is inhaling, the processor calculates an optimal oxygen flow rate to deliver to a patient, which may depend on a pre-selected flow rate and an oxygen backlog, and the processor sends a signal to the flow control valve to deliver the optimal oxygen flow rate to the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: DYNASTHETICS, LLC
    Inventor: Joseph Orr
  • Publication number: 20190070374
    Abstract: A ventilation system having a mask, a blowing assembly, and a processor. The mask has a mask body and a pressure sensor operatively associated with the mask body and configured to measure pressure within the mask. The mask body defines an inlet opening and a plurality of leak openings. The blowing assembly is positioned in fluid communication with the inlet opening of the mask body and configured to direct air to the inlet opening of the mask body. The processor is positioned in operative communication with the blowing assembly and the pressure sensor of the mask. The processor is configured to selectively control the blowing assembly based upon at least the measured pressure within the mask.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Fogarty, Joseph Orr, Kai Kuck
  • Patent number: 10210774
    Abstract: A method and apparatus to simulate arterial blood pressure pulses to train clinicians in the use of oscillometric blood pressure monitors is described. The apparatus comprises a bladder or blood pressure cuff placed in a rigid enclosure with a known volume. The enclosure also has an opening, with a pressure plate placed between the opening and the bladder. An actuator, such as a servo motor with an arm, is attached to the outside of the enclosure next to the opening such that the arm of the servo motor or actuator may exert a force on the pressure plate, which in turn impinges the bladder. The bladder may be connected to a pressure sensor and an oscillometric blood pressure monitor. The force exerted by the actuator may be controlled in a feedback loop by a controller connected to the actuator and the pressure sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Dynasthetics, LLC
    Inventor: Joseph Orr
  • Patent number: 10159815
    Abstract: A method and apparatus to identify the source of oxygen delivery failure to a patient. The apparatus may include a pressure sensor to detect a patient's breathing pressure and ambient pressure, an oxygen flow analyzer to measure oxygen flow to the patient, and a processor to analyze the breathing pressure values, ambient pressure value, and oxygen flow rate values. When the oxygen flow rate value is greater than a predetermined threshold value, the processor is programmed to compare the breathing pressure values to the ambient pressure value and output an apnea alarm or an oxygen delivery device displacement alarm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Dynasthetics, LLC
    Inventor: Joseph Orr
  • Publication number: 20180361102
    Abstract: A positive pressure ventilation (PPV) appliance module includes an adapter that couples to a port on an NIV mask and an appliance for performing a respiratory care procedure. The adapter is configured to form a PPV seal with the port of the PPV mask and also form a PPV seal with the appliance. The PPV appliance module allows clinicians to perform procedures through the NIV mask without disrupting the therapeutic pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Rian Wendling, Joseph Orr, Chakravarthy B. Reddy, Andrew S. Hansen
  • Patent number: 10143820
    Abstract: A method and apparatus to deliver a variable flow of oxygen to a patient. The apparatus may include a flow control valve, a pressure sensor to detect a patient's breathing pressure and ambient pressure, an oxygen flow analyzer to measure oxygen flow to the patient, and a processor to analyze the breathing pressure values, ambient pressure value, and oxygen flow rate values and to determine when a patient is inhaling. When the processor determines the patient is inhaling, the processor calculates an optimal oxygen flow rate to deliver to a patient, which may depend on a pre-selected flow rate and an oxygen backlog, and the processor sends a signal to the flow control valve to deliver the optimal oxygen flow rate to the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Dynasthetics, LLC
    Inventor: Joseph Orr
  • Publication number: 20180137785
    Abstract: A method and apparatus to simulate arterial blood pressure pulses to train clinicians in the use of oscillometric blood pressure monitors is described. The apparatus comprises a bladder or blood pressure cuff placed in a rigid enclosure with a known volume. The enclosure also has an opening, with a pressure plate placed between the opening and the bladder. An actuator, such as a servo motor with an arm, is attached to the outside of the enclosure next to the opening such that the arm of the servo motor or actuator may exert a force on the pressure plate, which in turn impinges the bladder. The bladder may be connected to a pressure sensor and an oscillometric blood pressure monitor. The force exerted by the actuator may be controlled in a feedback loop by a controller connected to the actuator and the pressure sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Applicant: Dynasthetics, LLC
    Inventor: Joseph Orr
  • Publication number: 20180133429
    Abstract: A positive pressure ventilation (PPV) elbow connects to a PPV mask and a source of pressurized air from a ventilator. The elbow and includes an access valve that opens to provide access to the mouth of the patient without removing the mask and self-seals under pressure from the ventilator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: Chakravarthy B. Reddy, Joseph Orr, Timothy R. Nieman, Jared Spendlove, Branden R. Rosenhan, Andrew S. Hansen
  • Publication number: 20180133430
    Abstract: A method and apparatus to identify the source of oxygen delivery failure to a patient. The apparatus comprises a pressure sensor to detect a patient's breathing pressure and ambient pressure, an oxygen flow analyzer to measure oxygen flow to the patient, and a processor to analyze the breathing pressure values, ambient pressure value, and oxygen flow rate values. When the oxygen flow rate value is greater than a predetermined threshold value, the processor is programmed to compare the breathing pressure values to the ambient pressure value and output an apnea alarm or an oxygen delivery device displacement alarm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Applicant: Dynasthetics, LLC
    Inventor: Joseph Orr