Patents by Inventor Paul H. Hanifl

Paul H. Hanifl 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: 20210244590
    Abstract: A system includes an inflatable device having a top sheet of material and a bottom sheet of material, wherein the top sheet of material is connected to the bottom sheet of material thereby defining a cavity therebetween to be inflated. The device further includes a plurality of passages in the bottom sheet extending from the cavity to an exterior of the device, wherein the passages are configured to permit air to pass from the cavity to the exterior of the device. The inflatable device further includes a plurality of inflation-limiting members connecting the top sheet to the bottom sheet, and an input configured for receiving air to inflate the device. The system further includes an absorbent body pad configured to be positioned between the top sheet of material and a patient positioned on the inflatable device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2021
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Inventors: Ryan A. Alvarez, David P. Beck, Jay Roberts, Michael J. Rigoni, Garret W. Sweetwood, Hester C. Fletcher, Thomas Keaty, JR., Gregory T. Davis, Paul H. Hanifl
  • Patent number: 10987267
    Abstract: An inflatable device includes a top sheet of material and a bottom sheet of material, wherein the top sheet of material is connected to the bottom sheet of material thereby defining a cavity therebetween to be inflated. The device further includes a plurality of passages in the bottom sheet extending from the cavity to an exterior of the device, wherein the passages are configured to permit air to pass from the cavity to the exterior of the device and to flow between a bottom surface of the device and a supporting surface upon which the device is configured to rest. The inflatable device further includes a plurality of inflation-limiting members connecting the top sheet to the bottom sheet, and an input configured for receiving air to inflate the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Sage Products, LLC
    Inventors: Ryan A. Alvarez, David P. Beck, Jay Roberts, Michael J. Rigoni, Garret W. Sweetwood, Hester C. Fletcher, Thomas Keaty, Jr., Gregory T. Davis, Paul H. Hanifl
  • Publication number: 20200397634
    Abstract: A system for use with an inflatable device includes an air output and a nozzle at a distal end of the air output. The nozzle includes a lip extending radially from the nozzle and configured to retain the nozzle in a port of the inflatable device. The lip has a non-circular shape around the nozzle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Applicant: Sage Products, LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. Rigoni, Garret W. Sweetwood, Paul M. Fowler, Gregory T. Davis, Jeffrey A. Kennedy, Paul H. Hanifl, Craig S. Golden, Mark D. Olson
  • Patent number: 10765576
    Abstract: An inflatable device for turning or positioning a person in a bed. The inflatable device includes an inflatable body formed by a top sheet and a bottom sheet disposed beneath the top sheet to define a cavity configured to be inflated such that the top sheet forms a top wall of the cavity and the bottom sheet forms a bottom wall of the cavity. The device further includes at least one port having a port opening in fluid communication with the cavity and configured to provide an air input for air for inflating the cavity, wherein the at least one port comprises an elastic member for adjusting a size of the port opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Sage Products, LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. Rigoni, Garret W. Sweetwood, Paul M. Fowler, Gregory T. Davis, Jeffrey A. Kennedy, Paul H. Hanifl, Craig S. Golden, Mark D. Olson
  • Patent number: 9861544
    Abstract: A patient positioning system for use with a patient on a bed includes an inflatable patient support device, and optionally, other components such as one or more wedges and/or an absorbent pad. The device includes top and bottom sheets, where the top sheet is connected to the bottom sheet to define a cavity, such that the top and bottom sheets form top and bottom walls of the cavity in use. The device further has passages extending from the cavity to an exterior of the device, through the bottom sheet, and gussets connected to the top and bottom sheets and extending across the cavity. The passages permit air to pass from the cavity to the exterior of the device and to flow between the bottom surface of the device and the surface supporting the device. Selective glide assemblies may be used to resist sliding of these components in certain directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: SAGE PRODUCTS, LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. Rigoni, Garret W. Sweetwood, Paul M. Fowler, Gregory T. Davis, Jeffrey A. Kennedy, Paul H. Hanifl
  • Patent number: 9849053
    Abstract: A patient positioning system for use with a patient on a bed includes an inflatable patient support device, and optionally, other components such as one or more wedges and/or an absorbent pad. The device includes top and bottom sheets, where the top sheet is connected to the bottom sheet to define a cavity, such that the top and bottom sheets form top and bottom walls of the cavity in use. The device further has passages extending from the cavity to an exterior of the device, through the bottom sheet, and gussets connected to the top and bottom sheets and extending across the cavity. The passages permit air to pass from the cavity to the exterior of the device and to flow between the bottom surface of the device and the surface supporting the device. Selective glide assemblies may be used to resist sliding of these components in certain directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Sage Products, LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. Rigoni, Garrett W. Sweetwood, Paul M. Fowler, Gregory T. Davis, Jeffrey A. Kennedy, Paul H. Hanifl
  • Publication number: 20170326011
    Abstract: An inflatable device includes a top sheet of material and a bottom sheet of material, wherein the top sheet of material is connected to the bottom sheet of material thereby defining a cavity therebetween to be inflated. The device further includes a plurality of passages in the bottom sheet extending from the cavity to an exterior of the device, wherein the passages are configured to permit air to pass from the cavity to the exterior of the device and to flow between a bottom surface of the device and a supporting surface upon which the device is configured to rest. The inflatable device further includes a plurality of inflation-limiting members connecting the top sheet to the bottom sheet, and an input configured for receiving air to inflate the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventors: Ryan A. Alvarez, David P. Beck, Jay Roberts, Michael J. Rigoni, Garret W. Sweetwood, Hester C. Fletcher, Thomas Keaty, JR., Gregory T. Davis, Paul H. Hanifl
  • Publication number: 20170216117
    Abstract: An inflatable device for turning or positioning a person in a bed. The inflatable device includes an inflatable body formed by a top sheet and a bottom sheet disposed beneath the top sheet to define a cavity configured to be inflated such that the top sheet forms a top wall of the cavity and the bottom sheet forms a bottom wall of the cavity. The device further includes at least one port having a port opening in fluid communication with the cavity and configured to provide an air input for air for inflating the cavity, wherein the at least one port comprises an elastic member for adjusting a size of the port opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Inventors: Michael J. Rigoni, Garret W. Sweetwood, Paul M. Fowler, Gregory T. Davis, Jeffrey A. Kennedy, Paul H. Hanifl, Craig S. Golden, Mark D. Olson
  • Publication number: 20170049647
    Abstract: A patient positioning system for use with a patient on a bed includes an inflatable patient support device, and optionally, other components such as one or more wedges and/or an absorbent pad. The device includes top and bottom sheets, where the top sheet is connected to the bottom sheet to define a cavity, such that the top and bottom sheets form top and bottom walls of the cavity in use. The device further has passages extending from the cavity to an exterior of the device, through the bottom sheet, and gussets connected to the top and bottom sheets and extending across the cavity. The passages permit air to pass from the cavity to the exterior of the device and to flow between the bottom surface of the device and the surface supporting the device. Selective glide assemblies may be used to resist sliding of these components in certain directions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Inventors: Michael J. Rigoni, Garret W. Sweetwood, Paul M. Fowler, Gregory T. Davis, Jeffrey A. Kennedy, Paul H. Hanifl
  • Publication number: 20170049646
    Abstract: A patient positioning system for use with a patient on a bed includes an inflatable patient support device, and optionally, other components such as one or more wedges and/or an absorbent pad. The device includes top and bottom sheets, where the top sheet is connected to the bottom sheet to define a cavity, such that the top and bottom sheets form top and bottom walls of the cavity in use. The device further has passages extending from the cavity to an exterior of the device, through the bottom sheet, and gussets connected to the top and bottom sheets and extending across the cavity. The passages permit air to pass from the cavity to the exterior of the device and to flow between the bottom surface of the device and the surface supporting the device. Selective glide assemblies may be used to resist sliding of these components in certain directions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Inventors: Michael J. Rigoni, Garrett W. Sweetwood, Paul M. Fowler, Gregory T. Davis, Jeffrey A. Kennedy, Paul H. Hanifl
  • Patent number: 8221365
    Abstract: A disinfectant delivery system and method of providing alcohol-free disinfection to a body to be disinfected, as well as a method of infection reduction by preparation of a patient before an invasive procedure. A blended cloth comprising first fibers and second fibers is provided with the first fibers generally being greater in quantity by weight than the second fibers. A disinfectant solution impregnates the blended cloth, with the disinfectant solution having chlorhexidine gluconate as an active ingredient and having no alcohol. In the method according to the invention, at least one impregnated blended cloth is used to disinfect at least a portion of a body. A plurality of blended cloths can be provided for disinfecting discrete portions of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Sage Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Keaty, Jr., Barbara T. Skiba, Paul H. Hanifl
  • Patent number: 7935093
    Abstract: A disinfectant delivery system and method of providing alcohol-free disinfection to a body to be disinfected, as well as a method of infection reduction by preparation of a patient before an invasive procedure. A blended cloth comprising first fibers and second fibers is provided with the first fibers generally being greater in quantity by weight than the second fibers. A disinfectant solution impregnates the blended cloth, with the disinfectant solution having chlorhexidine gluconate as an active ingredient and having no alcohol. In the method according to the invention, at least one impregnated blended cloth is used to disinfect at least a portion of a body. A plurality of blended cloths can be provided for disinfecting discrete portions of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: Sage Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul H. Hanifl, Thomas Keaty, Barbara T. Skiba
  • Patent number: 7931877
    Abstract: A device for disinfecting a portion of an implement such as a needleless hub or injection port. The device includes a body shaped to engage the implement with the portion to be disinfected exposed. A disinfectant area is located on the body so as to permit pivotal displacement of the area relative to the body such that in a first orientation the portion to be disinfected is exposed and in a second orientation the portion to be disinfected is covered and the disinfectant area engages the portion to be disinfected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: Sage Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey B. Steffens, Gregory T. Davis, Paul H. Hanifl
  • Publication number: 20100305013
    Abstract: A method and system for providing a disinfecting washcloth impregnable with bleach and having a pH under 7.0. Liquid bleach having a pH over 7.0 is provided in a frangible pouch, and is located with at least one absorbent washcloth in an outer package. A buffer of sufficient quantity and concentration when combined with the bleach is also provided, either already impregnating the washcloth or in a separate frangible pouch. The frangible pouches may also be located in yet another mixing pouch for mixing the liquid bleach and buffer before the absorbent washcloth is impregnated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2009
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Applicant: SAGE PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventor: Paul H. Hanifl
  • Publication number: 20100227926
    Abstract: A disinfectant delivery system and method of providing alcohol-free disinfection to a body to be disinfected, as well as a method of infection reduction by preparation of a patient before an invasive procedure. A blended cloth comprising first fibers and second fibers is provided with the first fibers generally being greater in quantity by weight than the second fibers. A disinfectant solution impregnates the blended cloth, with the disinfectant solution having chlorhexidine gluconate as an active ingredient and having no alcohol. In the method according to the invention, at least one impregnated blended cloth is used to disinfect at least a portion of a body. A plurality of blended cloths can be provided for disinfecting discrete portions of the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2010
    Publication date: September 9, 2010
    Inventors: Thomas Keaty, JR., Barbara T. Skiba, Paul H. Hanifl
  • Patent number: 7682561
    Abstract: A device for automatically disinfecting a portion of a medical implement, such as a needless hub or injection port. The device includes a body shaped to engage the medical implement with the portion to be disinfected exposed. A disinfectant pad is mounted on the body to permit displacement of the pad relative to the body and is biased such that when the pad is displaced from a rest position, the pad is urged toward the portion to be disinfected to contact and disinfect it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: Sage Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory T. Davis, Lawrence G. Ponsi, Jeffrey B. Steffens, Paul H. Hanifl
  • Publication number: 20100022471
    Abstract: An oral moisturizer is disclosed to provide relief from dry mouth. The moisturizer may be provided in different flavors that are palatable, with clinical benefits such as anti-nausea, appetite stimulant, etc., in addition to relief from the deteriorating dental effects of dry mouth. One disclosed oral moisturizer includes glycerin, xylitol, sodium hyaluronate, cetylpyridinium chloride, polysorbate surfactants and a palatable flavor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2008
    Publication date: January 28, 2010
    Applicant: SAGE PRODUCTS INC.
    Inventors: Paul H. Hanifl, Greg Davis, Jodi Balbinot, Lori Pokorsky-Loy
  • Patent number: 7595021
    Abstract: A disinfectant delivery system and method of providing alcohol-free disinfection to a body to be disinfected, as well as a method of infection reduction by preparation of a patient before an invasive procedure. A blended cloth comprising first fibers and second fibers is provided with the first fibers generally being greater in quantity by weight than the second fibers. A disinfectant solution impregnates the blended cloth, with the disinfectant solution having chlorhexidine gluconate as an active ingredient and having no alcohol. In the method according to the invention, at least one impregnated blended cloth is used to disinfect at least a portion of a body. A plurality of blended cloths can be provided for disinfecting discrete portions of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2009
    Assignee: Sage Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Keaty, Jr., Ram Chakroborty, Jennifer M. Allen, Ajay Chawla, Robert J. Panek, Jr., Paul H. Hanifl
  • Publication number: 20090175759
    Abstract: A device for automatically disinfecting a portion of a medical implement, such as a needless hub or injection port. The device includes a body shaped to engage the medical implement with the portion to be disinfected exposed. A disinfectant pad is mounted on the body to permit displacement of the pad relative to the body and is biased such that when the pad is displaced from a rest position, the pad is urged toward the portion to be disinfected to contact and disinfect it.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2005
    Publication date: July 9, 2009
    Inventors: Gregory T. Davis, Lawrence G. Ponsi, Jeffrey B. Steffens, Paul H. Hanifl
  • Publication number: 20090047317
    Abstract: A disinfectant delivery system and method of providing alcohol-free disinfection to a body to be disinfected, as well as a method of infection reduction by preparation of a patient before an invasive procedure. A blended cloth comprising first fibers and second fibers is provided with the first fibers generally being greater in quantity by weight than the second fibers. A disinfectant solution impregnates the blended cloth, with the disinfectant solution having chlorhexidine gluconate as an active ingredient and having no alcohol. In the method according to the invention, at least one impregnated blended cloth is used to disinfect at least a portion of a body. A plurality of blended cloths can be provided for disinfecting discrete portions of the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2008
    Publication date: February 19, 2009
    Inventors: Thomas Keaty, JR., Barbara T. Skiba, Paul H. Hanifl