Patents by Inventor Kai Kuck

Kai Kuck 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: 20190290872
    Abstract: A technology is described for monitoring a tracheal intubation procedure. An example method may include receiving procedure data associated with a tracheal intubation procedure from at least one device used to monitor the tracheal intubation procedure. The procedure data received from the at least one device may be analyzed to determine a status of the tracheal intubation procedure and detect irregularities in performing the tracheal intubation procedure. Thereafter, instructions for performing the tracheal intubation procedure which correspond to the status of the tracheal intubation procedure may be provided to an output device, wherein the instructions include information associated with any irregularities detected during performance of the tracheal intubation procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Sean T. Runnels, Kai Kuck, Samer Merchant
  • Publication number: 20190217031
    Abstract: A multi-sensual immersive system includes a face mask configured to cover a mouth and/or a nose of a patient and having an inlet configured to receive inhalational anesthetic. At least one breathing sensor is in fluid communication with the face mask and is configured to detect breathing of the patient. The system further includes a display and a computing device comprising. The computing device includes a processor and memory having instructions that, when executed, provide a game to a patient that is designed to manage the patient's breathing, facilitate a smooth induction of inhalational anesthesia, and reduce the patient's anxiety. The patient's breathing patterns can manipulate the game.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: KAI KUCK, Ben Chortkoff
  • 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: 10285597
    Abstract: A process is provided for monitoring a patient being anesthetized, as well as a process for determining a combined effect of different anesthetics used. Devices for carrying out the processes are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignees: DRÄGERWERK AG & CO. KGAA, INSELSPITAL BERN, DIREKTION LEHRE UND FORSCHUNG
    Inventors: Frank Franz, Maral Haar, Jürgen Manigel, Kai Kück, Susanne Stahlkopf, Marcel Voigt, Thomas Bouillon, Martin Luginbühl, Peter Schumacher
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20190069831
    Abstract: An oxygen-sensing assembly for attachment to a urinary catheter may include a housing having a flow pathway extending between an inlet end and an outlet end thereof, an oxygen sensor in operable communication with the flow pathway of the housing, the oxygen sensor configured to detect oxygen levels of a fluid flowing through the flow pathway, a flowrate sensor configured to detect a flowrate of the fluid flowing through the flow pathway, and a temperature sensor configured to detect a temperature of the fluid flowing through the flow pathway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventors: Kai Kuck, Natalie A. Silverton, Spencer B. Shumway, Bradley J. Stringer
  • Patent number: 9039613
    Abstract: A stretchable belt (1) provided for medical purposes for use on the body of a patient has at least one sensor (8) for detecting at least one parameter of the patient's body. An adaptation to different body sizes and motions of the patient is provided without separate length adjusting members being necessary or without the need to stock different belt sizes. Furthermore, the belt is able to be manufactured at a low cost and makes possible simple and reliable handling, even for patients. The belt material (1) has at least one material area (2) with a lower spring rate in the longitudinal extension than at least one material area (3) with a higher spring rate of the belt (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Dräger Medical GmbH
    Inventors: Kai Kück, Cornelia Schrader, Steffen Schmitt, Hans-Ullrich Hansmann
  • Patent number: 8801625
    Abstract: Methods for noninvasively determining a pulmonary capillary blood flow or a cardiac output of a subject include determining data of the amount of gas exchanged between blood and gas in lungs of the subject, as well as data of an indicator of the content of the gas in blood of the subject. Such a determination may be made during two or more different states of ventilation. A geometric relationship is identified between data points, with any data points outlying the geometric relationship being disregarded. The remaining data points may be used to estimate or calculate a measure of pulmonary capillary blood flow or cardiac output. Systems that include elements that are configured to effect such methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: RIC Investments, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph A. Orr, Kai Kück
  • Patent number: 8696588
    Abstract: A device (1) and a corresponding method are provided for determining and/or monitoring the respiration rate based on measurement with more than one sensor (5, 7, 9, 13, 15). The device may be part of a monitor for determining and/or monitoring the respiration rate. The second and/or additional sensors are different form the first sensor and have a different manor of operation from the first sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Dräger Medical GmbH
    Inventors: Hans-Ullrich Hansmann, Tilman von Blumenthal, Peter Tschuncky, Andreas Hengstenberg, Frank Mett, Uwe Kühn, Frank Franz, Kai Kück, Steffen Schmitt
  • Patent number: 8398559
    Abstract: Methods for estimating the volume of the carbon dioxide stores of an individual's respiratory tract include determining a carbon dioxide store volume at which a correlation between corresponding signals of carbon dioxide elimination and an indicator of the content of carbon dioxide in blood of the individual is optimized. The estimate of the volume of carbon dioxide stores, which comprises a model of the respiratory tract, or lungs, of the individual, may be used as a transformation to improve the accuracy of one or both of the carbon dioxide elimination and carbon dioxide content signals. Transformation, or filtering, algorithms are also disclosed, as are systems in which the methods and algorithms may be used. The methods, algorithms, and systems may be used to accurately and noninvasively determine one or both of the pulmonary capillary blood flow and cardiac output of the individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Respironics, Inc.
    Inventors: Kai Kück, Joseph A. Orr, Lara Brewer
  • Patent number: 7985181
    Abstract: A process for monitoring a patient by a monitoring device is provided in which simplified monitoring of the patient can be carried out on the basis of a suitable selection of the parameter values and/or ranges displayed in a special manner. A suitable device (1) is provided for carrying out the process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: Dräger Medical GmbH
    Inventors: Maral Haar, Wilfried Buschke, Frank Franz, Kai Kück, Jörg-Uwe Meyer, Susanne Stahlkopf, Michael Wilkening, Thomas Bouillon, Peter Schumacher, Bela Stetzer
  • Publication number: 20110105914
    Abstract: A process is provided for monitoring a patient being anesthetized, as well as a process for determining a combined effect of different anesthetics used. Devices for carrying out the processes are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Applicants: Drager Medical AG & Co. KG, INSELSPITAL BERN, DIREKTION LEHRE UND FORSCHUNG
    Inventors: Franz FRANK, Maral HAAR, Jürgen MANIGEL, Kai KÜCK, Susanne STAHLKOPF, Marcel VOIGT, Thomas BOUILLON, Martin LUGINBÜHL, Peter SCHUMACHER
  • Patent number: 7878982
    Abstract: A process is provided for monitoring a patient being anesthetized, as well as a process for determining a combined effect of different anesthetics used. Devices for carrying out the processes are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignees: Dräger Medical GmbH, Inselspital Bern, Direktion Lehre und Forschung
    Inventors: Franz Frank, Maral Haar, Jürgen Manigel, Kai Kück, Susanne Stahlkopf, Marcel Voigt, Thomas Bouillon, Martin Luginbühl, Peter Schumacher
  • Patent number: 7774060
    Abstract: A basic life support system (BLSS) includes a processing element and an output element, such as a display screen or an audio output element, for providing an individual with real-time instructions on providing emergency medical care to a patient until paramedics or other healthcare professionals arrive to take over care for the patient. The instructions may be provided as graphics, including animations, as text, audibly, or as a combination of visible and audible elements. The BLSS may be configured for providing emergency medical care to individuals who have suffered from ventricular fibrillation. Accordingly, the BLSS may also include a defibrillation apparatus, an air or oxygen supply, a respiratory interface, one or more sensors, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignees: University of Utah Research Foundation, Axon Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Dwayne R. Westenskow, Joseph A. Orr, Noah Syroid, Daniel Snell, James Agutter, Frank Drews, Srinath Lingutla, Santosh Balakrishnan, Kai Kuck, Lara Brewer
  • Patent number: 7699788
    Abstract: Methods for noninvasively measuring, or estimating, functional residual capacity or effective lung volume include obtaining carbon dioxide and flow measurements at or near the mouth of a subject. Such measurements are obtained during baseline breathing and during and shortly after inducement of a change in the subject's effective ventilation. The obtained measurements are evaluated to determine the amount of time required for exhaled carbon dioxide levels to return to normal—effectively an evaluation of carbon dioxide “washout” from the subject's lungs. Conversely, carbon dioxide and flow measurements may be evaluated to determine the amount of time it takes carbon dioxide to “wash in,” or reach peak levels within, the lungs of the subject following the change in the subject's effective ventilation. Apparatus for effective such methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: RIC Investments, LLC.
    Inventors: Kai Kuck, Joseph Orr, Lara Brewer
  • Patent number: 7681573
    Abstract: A compressed air respirator with prolonged operating time due to rebreathing. The compressed air reservoir includes a compressed air reserve with a connected demand air supply valve, a reversible breathing gas reservoir (4) with a registering device (5) detecting the filling level of the breathing gas reservoir (4), and with an inspiration and expiration line (7, 8) for the user of the apparatus. A valve (6) is connected with the inspiration and expiration line (7, 8) and, on the inlet side, with the compressed air reserve (1) with a demand air supply valve (2) and with the breathing gas reservoir (4) and, on the outlet side, with the ambient air (11) and with the breathing gas reservoir (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: Dräger Safety AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Hans Matthiessen, Kai Kück
  • Publication number: 20090229039
    Abstract: A stretchable belt (1) provided for medical purposes for use on the body of a patient has at least one sensor (8) for detecting at least one parameter of the patient's body. An adaptation to different body sizes and motions of the patient is provided without separate length adjusting members being necessary or without the need to stock different belt sizes. Furthermore, the belt is able to be manufactured at a low cost and makes possible simple and reliable handling, even for patients. The belt material (1) has at least one material area (2) with a lower spring rate in the longitudinal extension than at least one material area (3) with a higher spring rate of the belt (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2009
    Publication date: September 17, 2009
    Applicant: DRÄGER MEDICAL AG & CO. KG
    Inventors: Kai KUCK, Cornelia SCHRADER, Steffen SCHMITT, Hans-Ullrich HANSMANN
  • Patent number: 7578293
    Abstract: A compressed air respirator has prolonged operating time due to a rebreathing feature. The respirator has a compressed air reserve (1) with a connected demand air supply valve (2), wherein the demand air supply valve (2) is connected with a reversible breathing gas reservoir (4) with adjustable volume. A rebreathing line (25) for the user of the apparatus has an expiration valve (88), wherein the rebreathing line (25) is connected with the breathing gas reservoir (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2009
    Assignee: Dräger Safety AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Hans Matthiessen, Kai Kück
  • Publication number: 20090005655
    Abstract: A process is provided for monitoring a patient being anesthetized, as well as a process for determining a combined effect of different anesthetics used. Devices for carrying out the processes are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2008
    Publication date: January 1, 2009
    Applicants: DRAGER MEDICAL AG & CO. KG, INSELSPITAL BERN, DIREKTION LEHRE UND FORSCHUNG
    Inventors: Franz Frank, Maral Haar, Jurgen Manigel, Kai Kuck, Susanne Stahlkopf, Marcel Voigt, Thomas Bouillon, Martin Luginbuhl, Peter Schumacher
  • Publication number: 20080139955
    Abstract: A device (1) and a corresponding method are provided for determining and/or monitoring the respiration rate based on measurement with more than one sensor (5, 7, 9, 13, 15). The device may be part of a monitor for determining and/or monitoring the respiration rate. The second and/or additional sensors are different form the first sensor and have a different manor of operation from the first sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2007
    Publication date: June 12, 2008
    Applicant: Drager Medical AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Hans-Ullrich HANSMANN, Tilman von BLUMENTHAL, Peter TSCHUNCKY, Andreas HENGSTENBERG, Frank METT, Uwe KUHN, Frank FRANZ, Kai KUCK, Steffen SCHMITT