Patents by Inventor Neil Winthrop

Neil Winthrop 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: 20180207381
    Abstract: A tracheal tube assembly includes an outer cannula configured to be positioned in a patient airway and an inner cannula configured to be disposed inside the outer cannula. The tracheal tube assembly includes a removable neck flange bracket with trach tie adapter points secured about the outer cannula, and a connector coupled to a proximal end of the outer cannula. The connector can include a swivel design feature and a flexible tubing connector may be formed with the connecter. The connector is constructed and arranged to provide a view of the inner cannula, and the inner cannula and the connector form a contiguous passageway for exchanging fluid with the patient airway in operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Inventors: Neil Winthrop, Kimberly Winthrop
  • Publication number: 20150305530
    Abstract: A novelty vessel accessory may include an external surface having an upper external portion and a lower external portion, a lower opening situated at the bottom of the external surface, and an engaging internal surface substantially concentric to the lower external portion and defining an annulus between the lower external portion and the engaging internal surface. The novelty vessel accessory may include an upper opening situated at the top of the external surface and a conduit internal surface substantially concentric to the upper external portion and defining an annulus between the upper external portion and the conduit internal surface. The novelty vessel accessory may have its external surface formed into an advantageous shape or have an advantageous color.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Inventors: Kimberly Winthrop, Neil Winthrop
  • Patent number: 8656915
    Abstract: A respiratory valve apparatus with a housing having an inner chamber, an endotracheal tube connection port, a respirator connection port and a resuscitation bag connection port. A valve positioned within the inner chamber can switch the flow between a manual resuscitation bag port and a ventilator port enabling the patient to be treated without having to disconnect the respirator support system to thereby connect the resuscitation bag. This prevents the loss of positive end expiratory pressure (PEEP) in the lungs and guards against lung collapse and hemodynamic compromise. The valve includes preloaded seals that will create minimal dragging during valve actuation and work under both positive and negative pressure. The apparatus includes a tethered cover for closure of the resuscitation bag port for sealably covering the port when a bag is not attached or the ventilator connector during patient transport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: BayWin Too LLC
    Inventors: Harry Bayron, Neil Winthrop
  • Publication number: 20120048274
    Abstract: A respiratory valve apparatus with a housing having an inner chamber, an endotracheal tube connection port, a respirator connection port and a resuscitation bag connection port. A valve positioned within the inner chamber can switch the flow between a manual resuscitation bag port and a ventilator port enabling the patient to be treated without having to disconnect the respirator support system to thereby connect the resuscitation bag. This prevents the loss of positive end expiratory pressure (PEEP) in the lungs and guards against lung collapse and hemodynamic compromise. The valve includes preloaded seals that will create minimal dragging during valve actuation and work under both positive and negative pressure. The apparatus includes a tethered cover for closure of the resuscitation bag port for sealably covering the port when a bag is not attached or the ventilator connector during patient transport.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Inventors: Harry Bayron, Neil Winthrop
  • Patent number: 6886561
    Abstract: A respiratory valve apparatus with a housing having a upper entry port and an opposite endotracheal tube connection port, along with a resuscitation bag connection port and an respirator connection port. The housing has an inner chamber. A reciprocating valve assembly fits within a chamber and slides between two positions whereby the entry, endotracheal, and respirator ports are open in one position, and the entry, endotracheal, and resuscitation ports are open in the second position. The valve assembly is a component of a surgical kit including a resuscitation bag, an endotracheal tube, and a suction catheter. A guide fixture can be attached to the entry port to help steer a catheter through the apparatus. An elongated protective bag can be sealably attached around the catheter to prevent external contact with the catheter surfaces when it is withdrawn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2005
    Inventors: Harry Bayron, Neil Winthrop
  • Publication number: 20040069308
    Abstract: A respiratory valve apparatus with a housing having a upper entry port and an opposite endotracheal tube connection port, along with a resuscitation bag connection port and an respirator connection port. The housing has an inner chamber. A reciprocating valve assembly fits within a chamber and slides between two positions whereby the entry, endotracheal, and respirator ports are open in one position, and the entry, endotracheal, and resuscitation ports are open in the second position. The valve assembly is a component of a surgical kit including a resuscitation bag, an endotracheal tube, and a suction catheter. A guide fixture can be attached to the entry port to help steer a catheter through the apparatus. An elongated protective bag can be sealably attached around the catheter to prevent external contact with the catheter surfaces when it is withdrawn.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2002
    Publication date: April 15, 2004
    Inventors: Harry Bayron, Neil Winthrop
  • Patent number: 5891187
    Abstract: A heating or cooling pad device, particularly for use in surgical operations and medical procedures, which has a human shaped pad for receiving a lying body. The heating or cooling pad can be formed from a chemical reaction pack to generate heat or cold. Alternatively, the pad may consist of an inflatable structure which conducts thermally controlled pressurized fluid or gas from an inlet port through a series of interacting channels. A plurality of holes across the patient-facing surfaces of the pad and patient-wrapping flaps facilitate escape of pressurized gases. For fluids, a corresponding outlet port is provided. For electrical elements, a power source is connected. The pad might also have a concave curvature on its surface to thereby cradle a patient when inflated. A stiffener might be adhered to the lower surface of the pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 6, 1999
    Inventors: Neil Winthrop, Harry Bayron
  • Patent number: 5868132
    Abstract: An endotracheal tube holding device for holding a tube inserted into a patient's mouth and into the trachea. The tube is held in position by the device which has been adhesively secured to the patient's face by a foam strip with an adhesive backing to comfortably, yet securely attach the holding device. The strip is arcuate-shaped and positioned along the upper lip and attached on each end to the patient's cheeks. A support fixture with a lipped support tab extends therefrom and is attached to the foam strip. An adhesive tape strip extends from each side of the support tab and wraps around the positioned ETT. The lip prevents the tape strip from slipping off the support tab thereby providing a secure attachment of the ETT to the support fixture. An accessory port may be included in the support holder to allow for insertion of items above or below the ETT tube without removal of the device from the patient's face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 9, 1999
    Inventors: Neil Winthrop, Harry Bayron
  • Patent number: 5803043
    Abstract: A programmable interface which connects to an engine control device and allows convenient entry of engine performance limitation data such as maximum allowable vehicle speed and engine RPM's. Such entered data is stored and processed so as to interface with existing and/or modified engine controllers to produce the desired vehicle performance limitations. Programmable data entry devices include an alphanumeric keypad, a wireless remote keypad, a keychain unit, and an encoded ignition key. Wireless transfer of data can be achieved through RF or light transmitters/receivers, or active and passive transponders/interrogators. Once processed, the data can be used, for instance, to alter or generate pulse trains which control ignition spark, fuel injection, or carburetion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1998
    Inventors: Harry Bayron, Neil Winthrop
  • Patent number: 5785716
    Abstract: A heating or cooling pad device, particularly for use in surgical operations and medical procedures, which has a human shaped pad for receiving a lying body. The heating or cooling pad can be formed from a chemical reaction pack to generate heat or cold. Alternatively, the pad may consist of an inflatable structure which conducts thermally controlled pressurized fluid from an inlet port through a series of interacting channels to an outlet port. The pad might also have a concave curvature on its surface to thereby cradle a patient when inflated. A stiffener might be adhered to the lower surface of the pad. The pad includes a series of hook and pile attachment strips for selectively attaching modular sections of insulated material which can then be used to wrap around and secure the patient lying on the pad. A single piece section of insulated material might also be used underneath the pad, with the section having flaps which extend around to secure and insulate the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 28, 1998
    Inventors: Harry Bayron, Neil Winthrop
  • Patent number: 5769051
    Abstract: A programmable interface which connects to an engine control device and allows convenient entry of engine performance limitation data such as maximum allowable vehicle speed and engine RPM's. Such entered data is stored and processed so as to interface with existing and/or modified engine controllers to produce the desired vehicle performance limitations. Programmable data entry devices include an alphanumeric keypad, a wireless remote keypad, a keychain unit, and an encoded ignition key. Wireless transfer of data can be achieved through RF or light transmitters/receivers, or active and passive transponders/interrogators. Once processed, the data can be used, for instance, to alter or generate pulse trains which control ignition spark, fuel injection, or carburetion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 23, 1998
    Inventors: Harry Bayron, Neil Winthrop
  • Patent number: 5746199
    Abstract: A respiratory valve apparatus with a housing having a upper entry port and an opposite endotracheal tube connection port, along with a resuscitation bag connection port and an opposite respirator connection port. A rotational valve assembly with an inner channel fits within a chamber formed in the housing. The rotational assembly switches and indexably locks between two positions whereby the channel aligns the entry, endotracheal, and respirator ports in one position, and aligns the entry, endotracheal, and resuscitation ports in the second position. A guide fixture can be attached to the entry port to help steer the catheter through the apparatus. An elongated protective bag can be sealably attached around the catheter to prevent external contact with the catheter surfaces when it is withdrawn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1998
    Inventors: Harry Bayron, Neil Winthrop
  • Patent number: 5682881
    Abstract: A nasal continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) and nasal cannula device, e.g. NCC device, with modular components and a mean airway pressure (MAP) measurement port. The NCC device includes a comfortable foam securement strip which adhesively attaches to the upper lip of an individual. The securement strip includes adhesive tape strips extending therefrom with removable backings for attaching the NCC device to the individual's face with the nasal prongs sealably positioned in the nose. The MAP measurement port can be located near the nasal prongs for accurate pressure readings or further away for convenience in reading the pressure. Extensions or tapping fixtures can also be used to provide a MAP measurement port at a convenient location away from the face. The NCC device could be used with modular connections including, for instance, ventilator circuit attachments and/or cannula flow-meter attachments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 4, 1997
    Inventors: Neil Winthrop, Harry Bayron
  • Patent number: D519632
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2006
    Inventors: Harry Bayron, Neil Winthrop