Patents by Inventor Keith Ward

Keith Ward 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: 20220379002
    Abstract: Embodiments of negative pressure wound therapy systems, apparatuses, and methods for operating the systems and apparatuses are disclosed. In some embodiments, the apparatus includes a negative pressure source, a connector port, at least one switch, and a controller. The negative pressure source is connected through the connector port to either (i) a wound dressing having a canister configured to store fluid aspirated from the wound or (ii) a wound dressing without a canister between the connector port and the wound dressing. The controller determines, based on a signal received from the at least one switch, whether the canister is positioned in the fluid flow path and adjusts one or more operational parameters of negative pressure wound therapy based on the determination. The switch is activated by the connection of either the canister or canisterless wound dressing to the apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2022
    Publication date: December 1, 2022
    Inventors: Ben Alan Askem, Anthony Jonathan Bedford, Kevin Bendele, Ali Khishdoost Borazjani, Nicola Brandolini, Ian Charles Culverhouse, Otteh Edubio, James Maxwell Eelbeck, Matt Ekman, Matthew Keith Fordham, Philip Gowans, Michael James Hayers, Mark Richard Hesketh, James Daniel Homes, Allan Kenneth Frazer Grugeon Hunt, Mark Edward Jones, William Kelbie, Reece Knight, David Mcleod, Nisha Mistry, Samuel John Mortimer, Fatoona Mosa, Matthew Murphy, Michael Paton, Neil Harry Patrick, Louis della-Porta, Felix Clarence Quintanar, Lee Michael Rush, Carl Dean Saxby, Daniel Lee Steward, Catherine Thaddeus, Simon Tyson, David Ronald Upton, William Jacob Ward, Nicholas Warrington, Hannah Bailey Weedon
  • Publication number: 20220261141
    Abstract: A physiological monitor touchscreen interface presents interface constructs on a touchscreen display that are particularly adapted to finger gestures so to change at least one of a physiological monitor operating characteristic and a physiological touchscreen display characteristic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2021
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Inventors: Ammar Al-Ali, Bilal Muhsin, Keith Ward Indorf
  • Patent number: 11406286
    Abstract: A patient monitor for monitoring a patient's orientation to reduce a risk of the patient developing a pressure ulcer can include one or more hardware processors that can receive and process data from a sensor to determine the patient's orientation. The one or more hardware processors can maintain a plurality of timers associated with available orientations of the patient. Each of the plurality of timers can account for a non-consecutive duration said patient is in an associated available orientation. The non-consecutive duration can vary depending on whether a patient is in the available orientation. The patient monitor can include a structured display including an orientation trend and a patient representation illustrating a current orientation of the patient. The orientation trend can include a heat map that graphically illustrates said non-consecutive durations of the patient in the available orientations and/or an orientation graph that displays the patient' orientation history.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: MASIMO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ammar Al-Ali, Keith Ward Indorf, Faisal Kashif, Mohammad Usman
  • Publication number: 20220233076
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes a host device that is part of a patient monitoring system. The host device can provide an improved, organized, uncluttered, and graphically-rich display that presents an integrated display of real-time patient data and alarms from multiple integrated or non-integrated devices, such as patient monitors, ventilators, anesthesia gas machines, or intravenous (IV) pumps. The host device may provide a supplementary display for the patient data collected by the multiple devices and present information, such as comprehensive real-time patient status, historical trends, or alarm indicators, in an organized manner for particular clinical scenarios. The one or more displays can be central to a care team for a patient, and the care team can together simultaneously view and act upon the information presented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2022
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Inventors: Bilal Muhsin, Omar Ahmed, Massi Joe E. Kiani, Keith Ward Indorf
  • Patent number: 11395870
    Abstract: Embodiments of negative pressure wound therapy systems, apparatuses, and methods for operating the systems and apparatuses are disclosed. In some embodiments, the apparatus includes a negative pressure source, a connector port, at least one switch, and a controller. The negative pressure source is connected through the connector port to either (i) a wound dressing having a canister configured to store fluid aspirated from the wound or (ii) a wound dressing without a canister between the connector port and the wound dressing. The controller determines, based on a signal received from the at least one switch, whether the canister is positioned in the fluid flow path and adjusts one or more operational parameters of negative pressure wound therapy based on the determination. The switch is activated by the connection of either the canister or canisterless wound dressing to the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew Asia Pacific Pte. Limited
    Inventors: Ben Alan Askem, Anthony Jonathan Bedford, Kevin Bendele, Ali Khishdoost Borazjani, Nicola Brandolini, Ian Charles Culverhouse, Otteh Edubio, James Maxwell Eelbeck, Matt Ekman, Matthew Keith Fordham, Philip Gowans, Michael James Hayers, Mark Richard Hesketh, James Daniel Homes, Allan Kenneth Frazer Grugeon Hunt, Mark Edward Jones, William Kelbie, Reece Knight, David Mcleod, Nisha Mistry, Samuel John Mortimer, Fatoona Mosa, Matthew Murphy, Michael Paton, Neil Harry Patrick, Louis della-Porta, Felix Clarence Quintanar, Lee Michael Rush, Carl Dean Saxby, Hannah Bailey Sidebottom, Daniel Lee Steward, Catherine Thaddeus, Simon Tyson, David Ronald Upton, William Jacob Ward, Nicholas Warrington
  • Patent number: 11384371
    Abstract: The use of a cytochrome P-450 enzyme comprising SEQ ID NO: 3, or a variant enzyme having at least 70% identity thereto and having CYP-450 activity, for the hydroxylation of an organic compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: HYPHA DISCOVERY LIMITED
    Inventors: Jonathan Charles Paul Steele, Antonio De Riso, Headley St Edward Williams, Richard Kerry Phipps, Stephen Keith Wrigley, Kinga Linda Nytko, Vincent Poon, Sebastian Schulz, John Maxim Ward
  • Patent number: 11377803
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an orthotropic deck panel includes cambering a deck plate of the orthotropic deck panel to a first degree of camber in a longitudinal direction, cambering the deck plate to a second degree of camber in a transverse direction, and attaching a rib member of the orthotropic deck panel to the deck plate by welding the rib member to the deck plate. The first degree of camber corresponds to a shape of a surface of which the orthotropic deck panel is a part, and the second degree of camber is configured such that the deck plate is flatter in the transverse direction after the rib member is welded to the deck plate than when the deck plate is being cambered in the transverse direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Vigor Industrial LLC
    Inventors: Terrance J. Aarnio, Keith Chapman, Bill Crittendon, Thomas J. Hickman, Daniel Miller, Christopher Palmer, Perry Royland, Vern Taute, David Ward, Oded Maman
  • Publication number: 20220167884
    Abstract: A total hemoglobin index system derives total hemoglobin (tHb) index value utilizing a depopulated emitter with an index set of LEDs. A patient fails a tHb index test if tHb measurements are trending down and/or tHb values fall below a predefined index threshold. If a patient fails the tHb index test, a high resolution sensor derives a specific tHb measurement utilizing a high resolution set of LEDs. The number of high resolution set LEDs is greater than the number of index set LEDs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2021
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Inventors: Ammar Al-Ali, Keith Ward Indorf
  • Patent number: 11331013
    Abstract: A total hemoglobin index system derives total hemoglobin (tHb) index value utilizing a depopulated emitter with an index set of LEDs. A patient fails a tHb index test if tHb measurements are trending down and/or tHb values fall below a predefined index threshold. If a patient fails the tHb index test, a high resolution sensor derives a specific tHb measurement utilizing a high resolution set of LEDs. The number of high resolution set LEDs is greater than the number of index set LEDs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: MASIMO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ammar Al-Ali, Keith Ward Indorf
  • Patent number: 11298021
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes a host device that is part of a patient monitoring system. The host device can provide an improved, organized, uncluttered, and graphically-rich display that presents an integrated display of real-time patient data and alarms from multiple integrated or non-integrated devices, such as patient monitors, ventilators, anesthesia gas machines, or intravenous (IV) pumps. The host device may provide a supplementary display for the patient data collected by the multiple devices and present information, such as comprehensive real-time patient status, historical trends, or alarm indicators, in an organized manner for particular clinical scenarios. The one or more displays can be central to a care team for a patient, and the care team can together simultaneously view and act upon the information presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Masimo Corporation
    Inventors: Bilal Muhsin, Omar Ahmed, Massi Joe E. Kiani, Keith Ward Indorf
  • Publication number: 20220054058
    Abstract: A device for obtaining physiological information including plethysmographs of a medical patient and detecting a condition of pneumonia. The portable pneumonia screening device may include one or more sensors configured to obtain physiological information. The pneumonia screener may provide for methods of selecting and interfaces to assist selecting a patient's age group. The screener may match a selected age group from a set of programmed threshold level of oxygen saturation, respiratory, pulse rate, or other physiological parameters to assist pneumonia diagnosis. The pneumonia screener may provide one or more visual and/or audio stimuli, such as an animation, sound or music. The visual and/or audio stimuli may indicate initialization, diagnostic in progress, completion, or other events or progress of events. In some embodiments, the visual and/or auditory stimuli may be used to soothe or intrigue the patient such that patient agitation is reduced during the screening process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2021
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Inventors: Ammar Al-Ali, Keith Ward Indorf
  • Publication number: 20220058843
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes a medical monitoring hub as the center of monitoring for a monitored patient. The hub is configured to receive and process a plurality of physiological parameters associated with the patient. The hub includes advanced analytical presentation views configured to provide timely, clinically-relevant, actionable information to care providers. In certain embodiments, the monitoring hub stores and is able to replay previously presented data reflective of the patient's condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2021
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Inventors: Ammar Al-Ali, Keith Ward Indorf, Swapnil Sudhir Harsule, Ronald Keith Rumbaugh, II, Kun Han Kim
  • Publication number: 20220031254
    Abstract: Embodiments are disclosed that enable an electronic device to instruct as user how to user one or more noninvasive sensors to measure one or more physiological parameters of a patient. In one embodiment, the measured parameters are used to obtain a diagnosis, such as a diagnosis of a critical congenital heart defect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2021
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Inventors: Ammar Al-Ali, Bilal Muhsin, Omar Ahmed, Jad Adel Wafeeq, Fahad Abdulrahman Alaql, Keith Ward Indorf
  • Publication number: 20220007976
    Abstract: A regional oximetry system has a display and at least one processor causing a plurality of views to be displayed on the display, each configured to occupy at least a portion of the display. The views are adapted to present data responsive to at least one physiological signal. A first sensor port is configured to receive at least a first physiological signal representative of a regional tissue oxygenation level, and a second sensor port is configured to receive at least a second physiological signal representative of an arterial oxygen saturation level. One view presents a first trend graph of the first physiological signal and a second trend graph of the second physiological signal. An area between the first trend graph and the second trend graph can include a differential analysis of regional-to-central oxygen saturation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2021
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Inventors: Ammar Al-Ali, Keith Ward Indorf, Faisal Kashif
  • Patent number: 11185262
    Abstract: A device for obtaining physiological information including plethysmographs of a medical patient and detecting a condition of pneumonia. The portable pneumonia screening device may include one or more sensors configured to obtain physiological information. The pneumonia screener may provide for methods of selecting and interfaces to assist selecting a patient's age group. The screener may match a selected age group from a set of programmed threshold level of oxygen saturation, respiratory, pulse rate, or other physiological parameters to assist pneumonia diagnosis. The pneumonia screener may provide one or more visual and/or audio stimuli, such as an animation, sound or music. The visual and/or audio stimuli may indicate initialization, diagnostic in progress, completion, or other events or progress of events. In some embodiments, the visual and/or auditory stimuli may be used to soothe or intrigue the patient such that patient agitation is reduced during the screening process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Masimo Corporation
    Inventors: Ammar Al-Ali, Keith Ward Indorf
  • Publication number: 20210330270
    Abstract: This disclosure describes example alarm notification systems that can enable a clinician to respond to an alarm notification received via a computing device, which may have more advanced functionality than a pager. The clinician device may be a mobile device, such as a cellphone or smartphone, tablet, laptop, personal digital assistant (PDA), or the like. The clinician device may communicate with a remote server to obtain patient data generated by a patient device at the point-of-care (such as a bedside device or patient-worn monitor). This patient data may be continuous monitoring data for one or more patients. A mobile application (optionally a browser application) on the clinician device can enable the clinician to view continuous monitoring data for multiple patients, as well as view and respond to alarms and alerts, all from the clinician device, regardless of location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2021
    Publication date: October 28, 2021
    Inventors: Omar Ahmed, Bilal Muhsin, Massi Joe E. Kiani, Keith Ward Indorf, Sebastian T. Frey
  • Patent number: 11132117
    Abstract: A physiological monitor touchscreen interface presents interface constructs on a touchscreen display that are particularly adapted to finger gestures so to change at least one of a physiological monitor operating characteristic and a physiological touchscreen display characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: MASIMO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ammar Al-Ali, Bilal Muhsin, Keith Ward Indorf
  • Publication number: 20210290060
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for remote patient management and monitoring. The patient is monitored with a wireless sensor system connected to an application executing on a patient user computing device. The system continuously monitors physiological parameters, such as, but not limited to, blood oxygen saturation (SpO2), pulse rate, perfusion index, pleth variability index, and/or respiration rate from the photoplethysmograph. The system triggers alarms if the patient physiological data violates thresholds. Care providers review patient data and associated alarm(s) with graphical user interfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: Omar Ahmed, Nicholas Evan Barker, Keith Ward Indorf, Sungwhan Cha, Sebastian T. Frey, Hyejin Cho
  • Publication number: 20210290080
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for remote patient management and monitoring. The patient is monitored with a wireless sensor system connected to an application executing on a patient user computing device. The system continuously monitors physiological parameters, such as, but not limited to, blood oxygen saturation (SpO2), pulse rate, perfusion index, pleth variability index, and/or respiration rate from the photoplethysmograph. The system triggers alarms if the patient physiological data violates thresholds. Care providers review patient data and associated alarm(s) with graphical user interfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: Omar Ahmed, Nicholas Evan Barker, Keith Ward Indorf, Sungwhan Cha, Sebastian T. Frey, Hyejin Cho
  • Publication number: 20210290184
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for remote patient management and monitoring. The patient is monitored with a wireless sensor system connected to an application executing on a patient user computing device. The system continuously monitors physiological parameters, such as, but not limited to, blood oxygen saturation (SpO2), pulse rate, perfusion index, pleth variability index, and/or respiration rate from the photoplethysmograph. The system triggers alarms if the patient physiological data violates thresholds. Care providers review patient data and associated alarm(s) with graphical user interfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: Omar Ahmed, Nicholas Evan Barker, Keith Ward Indorf, Sungwhan Cha, Sebastian T. Frey, Hyejin Cho