Patents by Inventor Michael Nuttall

Michael Nuttall 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: 20210331034
    Abstract: A tongue strengthening device includes an intraoral bolus simulator having a sensor input component. An extraoral user interface is connected to the intraoral bolus. The intraoral bolus simulator is moveable relative to the extraoral user interface in response to a movement of a user's tongue. The sensor input component is configured to detect a pressure or force applied to the intraoral bolus simulator and/or to detect movement of the intraoral bolus simulator relative to the extraoral user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2021
    Publication date: October 28, 2021
    Applicant: Trudell Medica| lnternational
    Inventors: Brandon Coultes, Bart Nowak, Michael Lavdas, Michael Nuttall, Marcus Sieffert, Ronak Sakaria, Andreas Rifani, Cameron Roadhouse
  • Publication number: 20210154419
    Abstract: A medication delivery system having a holding chamber capable of delivering dosages of medicament from a metered dose inhaler. The holding chamber includes a first housing component having a user interface with an outlet opening and a second housing component having an inlet opening spaced apart from the outlet opening of the first housing component. The first housing component is pivotally connected to the second housing component about a pivot axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Inventors: Sam Bender, Adam Meyer, Michael Nuttall
  • Patent number: 10905834
    Abstract: An aerosol delivery system is disclosed that is a single-use (disposable) continuous nebulizer system designed for use with mechanically ventilated patients to aerosolize medications for inhalation with a general purpose nebulizer, or for connection with devices usable in endoscopic procedures. The system separates the liquid reservoir from the nebulization process taking place either at the adapter hub, where it fits into an endotracheal tube (ETT), or a gas humidifier, where the aerosol may treat a gas used in an endoscopic procedure, with a multi-lumen tube configured to nebulize liquid and air at its distal end. The refillable liquid reservoir is mounted away from the immediate treatment zone, avoiding orientation issues associated with other types of nebulizers having a self-contained reservoir. The system can produce aerosols having a wide range of droplet sizes, depending upon central lumen diameter, with values of MMAD that range from 4 to 30 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Trudell Medical International
    Inventors: Bryan Finlay, Michael Nuttall, Brandon Coultes, Mark Nagel, Mark Pickard
  • Patent number: 10596476
    Abstract: A track set for toy vehicles is provided, the track set having: a first track circuit having a loop section and a figure-8 track circuit; a second track circuit having a loop section and figure-8 track circuit, wherein the figure-8 track circuits are overlaid on each other to provide multiple intersections between each figure-8 track circuit, wherein the toy vehicles travelling on the figure-8 track circuits can crash into each other as they travel along the figure-8 track circuits; and a mechanism for propelling the vehicles along the first track circuit and the second track circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Ostendorff, Michael Nuttall
  • Patent number: 10413690
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to an oral device, or mouthpiece, for delivering a fluid to the mouth or oropharynx of a user. In one embodiment, the oral device includes an intraoral portion, an extraoral portion, and an auxiliary support device that serves to stabilize the oral device. In various embodiments, the auxiliary support device may be configured with ear loops, a support band, a support frame and/or a support member. The intraoral portion generally includes at least one outlet port through which the fluid is delivered to the oral cavity or oropharynx. A method of dispensing a fluid using the oral device is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignees: The University of Western Ontario, Trudell Medical International
    Inventors: Ruth E. Martin, Michael Nuttall, Bryan Finlay, Julie Theurer, Brandon Coultes
  • Patent number: 10363194
    Abstract: An oral appliance for use with a subject in his/her mouth includes a flexible tube having an input end and an output end and an electrode coupled to the flexible tube adjacent the output end. The flexible tube is adapted to be positioned in the subject's oral cavity with the output end positioned in a posterior region of the oral cavity. The electrode is adapted and configured to administer an electrical stimulation to the posterior region of the oral cavity. An electrode lead is disposed within the flexible tube and connected to the electrode. An electrical stimulation control unit is connected to the electrode lead. A method of administering an electrical stimulation to a posterior region of an oral cavity of a subject is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: TRUDELL MEDICAL INTERNATIONAL
    Inventors: Ruth E. Martin, Michael Nuttall, George Baran, Bryan Finlay, Julie Theurer, Sarah Trotter
  • Publication number: 20180272082
    Abstract: An aerosol delivery system is disclosed that is a single-use (disposable) continuous nebulizer system designed for use with mechanically ventilated patients to aerosolize medications for inhalation with a general purpose nebulizer, or for connection with devices usable in endoscopic procedures. The system separates the liquid reservoir from the nebulization process taking place either at the adapter hub, where it fits into an endotracheal tube (ETT), or a gas humidifier, where the aerosol may treat a gas used in an endoscopic procedure, with a multi-lumen tube configured to nebulize liquid and air at its distal end. The refillable liquid reservoir is mounted away from the immediate treatment zone, avoiding orientation issues associated with other types of nebulizers having a self-contained reservoir. The system can produce aerosols having a wide range of droplet sizes, depending upon central lumen diameter, with values of MMAD that range from 4 to 30 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: Trudell Medical International
    Inventors: Bryan Finlay, Michael Nuttall, Brandon Coultes, Mark Nagel, Mark Pickard
  • Patent number: 10028885
    Abstract: An oral device, or mouthpiece, for delivering a fluid to the mouth or oropharynx of a user includes an intraoral portion and an extraoral portion, which may be integrally formed. In various embodiments, the oral device may be configured with ear loops. The intraoral portion generally includes at least one outlet port through which the fluid is delivered to the oral cavity or oropharynx. A method for making an oral device is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignees: THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN ONTARIO, TRUDELL MEDICAL INTERNATIONAL
    Inventors: Ruth E. Martin, Michael Nuttall, Bryan Finlay, Julie Theurer, Brandon Coultes
  • Patent number: 9956492
    Abstract: A mounting system is provided herein. The mounting system having: a plurality of wall mounts for releasably securing a plurality of items to a vertical surface; and a template having a plurality of cutouts located in a plurality of locations on the template, wherein the plurality of cutouts of the template are each configured to receive at least a portion of one of the plurality of wall mounts therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: Stacy L. O'Connor, Eric Ostendorff, Paul Schmid, Eric So, Michael Nuttall, Leung Yat San, Glenn Yu, Amanda L. Bright
  • Patent number: 9901690
    Abstract: An aerosol delivery system is disclosed that is a single-use (disposable) continuous nebulizer system designed for use with mechanically ventilated patients to aerosolize medications for inhalation with a general purpose nebulizer, or for connection with devices usable in endoscopic procedures. The system separates the liquid reservoir from the nebulization process taking place either at the adapter hub, where it fits into an endotracheal tube (ETT), or a gas humidifier, where the aerosol may treat a gas used in an endoscopic procedure, with a multi-lumen tube configured to nebulize liquid and air at its distal end. The refillable liquid reservoir is mounted away from the immediate treatment zone, avoiding orientation issues associated with other types of nebulizers having a self-contained reservoir. The system can produce aerosols having a wide range of droplet sizes, depending upon central lumen diameter, with values of MMAD that range from 4 to 30 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Trudell Medical International
    Inventors: Bryan Finlay, Michael Nuttall, Brandon Coultes, Mark Nagel, Mark Pickard
  • Patent number: 9707489
    Abstract: A playset including a track is provided. The track may include a main section and a pivotal section. In a first mode, the pivotal section may be triggered to disconnect from the main portion to cause an object travelling on the track to be launched or disconnected from the track. In a second mode, the pivotal section may be triggered to disconnect from the main portion to cause a projection extending from the pivotal portion to pin the object to the track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Nuttall, Stacy O'Connor
  • Patent number: 9693928
    Abstract: An oral appliance for administering a stimulus, such as a substance, to the mouth of a user includes a flexible tube having an inlet portion, a first curved portion forming an ear loop connected to the inlet portion, a second curved portion forming a lip bend connected to the first curved portion, and an outlet portion extending from the second curved portion. Alternatively, a mouthpiece for delivering a substance to the mouth of a user includes a housing having an inlet portion, a riser portion extending upwardly from the inlet portion and a curved outlet portion. A flexible tube is coupled to the housing. A method of delivering a substance to a predetermined location in a user's mouth includes disposing a flexible tube between a row of teeth and an interior surface of a cheek. The flexible tube has an exit port positioned in a rear portion of the user's mouth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignees: Trudell Medical International, The University of Western Ontario
    Inventors: Ruth E. Martin, Michael Nuttall, Michael A. Baran, George Baran, Bryan Finlay, Julie Theurer, Sarah Trotter
  • Publication number: 20170128721
    Abstract: An oral appliance for use with a subject in his/her mouth includes a flexible tube having an input end and an output end and an electrode coupled to the flexible tube adjacent the output end. The flexible tube is adapted to be positioned in the subject's oral cavity with the output end positioned in a posterior region of the oral cavity. The electrode is adapted and configured to administer an electrical stimulation to the posterior region of the oral cavity. An electrode lead is disposed within the flexible tube and connected to the electrode. An electrical stimulation control unit is connected to the electrode lead. A method of administering an electrical stimulation to a posterior region of an oral cavity of a subject is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Applicants: TRUDELL MEDICAL INTERNATIONAL, THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN ONTARIO
    Inventors: Ruth E. Martin, Michael Nuttall, George Baran, Bryan Finlay, Julie Theurer, Sarah Trotter
  • Publication number: 20170035657
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to an oral device, or mouthpiece, for delivering a fluid to the mouth or oropharynx of a user. In one embodiment, the oral device includes an intraoral portion, an extraoral portion, and an auxiliary support device that serves to stabilize the oral device. In various embodiments, the auxiliary support device may be configured with ear loops, a support band, a support frame and/or a support member. The intraoral portion generally includes at least one outlet port through which the fluid is delivered to the oral cavity or oropharynx. A method of dispensing a fluid using the oral device is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Applicants: The University of Western Ontario, Trudell Medical International
    Inventors: RUTH E. MARTIN, MICHAEL NUTTALL, BRYAN FINLAY, JULIE THEURER, BRANDON COULTES
  • Publication number: 20160136041
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to an oral device, or mouthpiece, for delivering a fluid to the mouth or oropharynx of a user, and to a pneumatic vibrating element. In one embodiment, the oral device includes an intraoral portion, an inlet line and the pneumatic vibrating element. The pneumatic vibrating element may include a shell defining a cavity and an inlet portion in fluid communication with the cavity. The inlet portion may be in fluid communication with the inlet line. A user interface is coupled to the shell and closes the cavity. Methods of dispensing a fluid using the oral device, and/or using the pneumatic vibrating element, are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Applicants: TRUDELL MEDICAL INTERNATIONAL, UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN ONTARIO
    Inventors: RUTH E. MARTIN, MICHAEL NUTTALL, BRYAN FINLAY, JULIE THEURER, BRANDON COULTES
  • Patent number: 9339441
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to an oral device, or mouthpiece, for delivering a fluid to the mouth or oropharynx of a user. In one embodiment, the oral device includes an intraoral portion, an extraoral portion, and an auxiliary support device that serves to stabilize the oral device. In various embodiments, the auxiliary support device may be configured with ear loops, a support band, a support frame and/or a support member. The intraoral portion generally includes at least one outlet port through which the fluid is delivered to the oral cavity or oropharynx. A method of dispensing a fluid using the oral device is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignees: The University of Western Ontario, Trudell Medical International
    Inventors: Ruth E. Martin, Michael Nuttall, Bryan Finlay, Julie Theurer, Brandon Coultes
  • Publication number: 20150359981
    Abstract: An aerosol delivery system is disclosed that is a single-use (disposable) continuous nebulizer system designed for use with mechanically ventilated patients to aerosolize medications for inhalation with a general purpose nebulizer, or for connection with devices usable in endoscopic procedures. The system separates the liquid reservoir from the nebulization process taking place either at the adapter hub, where it fits into an endotracheal tube (ETT), or a gas humidifier, where the aerosol may treat a gas used in an endoscopic procedure, with a multi-lumen tube configured to nebulize liquid and air at its distal end. The refillable liquid reservoir is mounted away from the immediate treatment zone, avoiding orientation issues associated with other types of nebulizers having a self-contained reservoir. The system can produce aerosols having a wide range of droplet sizes, depending upon central lumen diameter, with values of MMAD that range from 4 to 30 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Publication date: December 17, 2015
    Applicant: TRUDELL MEDICAL INTERNATIONAL
    Inventors: Bryan Finlay, Michael Nuttall, Brandon Coultes, Mark Nagel, Mark Pickard
  • Patent number: D897436
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Square Panda Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Butler, Michael Nuttall, Carey Lee, Shalan Ertis, Timothy James Elliott, Hector Javier Farias
  • Patent number: D898123
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Square Panda Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Butler, Michael Nuttall, Carey Lee, Shalan Ertis, Timothy James Elliott, Hector Javier Farias
  • Patent number: D909480
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Square Panda Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Butler, Michael Nuttall, Carey Lee, Shalan Ertis, Timothy James Elliott, Hector Javier Farias