Patents by Inventor Randall C. Arnold

Randall C. Arnold 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).

  • Patent number: 10433792
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods related to an underbody support for supporting a body of a being, such as during surgery to prevent contact pressure injuries. In certain embodiments, the underbody support may include one or more inflatable chambers enclosing a volume. At least one of the inflatable chambers may include one or more compression sensitive switches for monitoring the volume of the inflatable chamber, and the one or more compression sensitive switches may be located within the inflatable chamber. In some embodiments the one or more compression sensitive switches are sized to close when the said inflatable chamber is deflated to a desired residual volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Augustine Temperature Management LLC
    Inventors: Scott D. Augustine, Randall C. Arnold, Scott A. Entenman, Rudolf Andreas Deibel, Brent M. Augustine, Garrett J. Augustine, Ryan S. Augustine
  • Publication number: 20190290524
    Abstract: Examples of a module for housing unrelated electronic and electromechanical equipment for use during surgery. The module can include a lower section and a tower-like upper section. The lower section can house unrelated electronic and electromechanical equipment. The tower-like upper section can be located on top of the lower section. A water-resistant cowling can enclose at least a portion of the lower section and the tower-like upper section. A cartridge containing one or more ultraviolet-C producing lights can be protectively housed within the tower-like upper section. The cartridge containing one or more ultraviolet-C producing lights can be configured to emerge upward from a top of the tower-like upper section to substantially seat itself on the top of the tower-like upper section when activated allowing the ultraviolet-C light to disinfect the patient and staff-contacting upper surfaces of the equipment in the operating room.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Scott D. Augustine, Susan D. Augustine, Garrett J. Augustine, Brent M. Augustine, Ryan S. Augustine, Randall C. Arnold
  • Publication number: 20190297745
    Abstract: A module for housing electronic and electromechanical equipment and for managing waste heat during surgery. The module including a lower section including a bulbous portion and a tower-like upper section located on top of the lower section. The bulbous portion can be configured to be positioned under an arm overhang of a surgical table. A water-resistant cowling can enclose at least a portion of the lower section and the tower-like upper section. An air inlet vent can be provided in the cowling of the lower section to allow air to enter and cool the electronic and electromechanical equipment housed in the lower section. The tower-like upper section can serve as a chimney allowing a convection current of waste heat to rise within the tower-like upper section and be discharged from outlet vents located near the top of the tower-like upper section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Scott D. Augustine, Susan D. Augustine, Garrett J. Augustine, Brent M. Augustine, Ryan S. Augustine, Randall C. Arnold
  • Publication number: 20190217548
    Abstract: An electric heating pad for warming a patient. The electric heating pad may be a heated underbody support, heated mattress or heated mattress overlay. An embodiment of the heating pad includes a flexible sheet-like heating element including an upper edge, a lower edge, and at least two side edges. The heating pad may also include a shell covering the heating element and comprising at least two sheets of flexible material (e.g., two sheets may be one sheet folded over to form at least two sheets). The two sheets of flexible material may be coupled together about the edges of the heating element by a weld. The material of the two sheets may include urethane. In some embodiments, a catalyst to accelerate hydrogen peroxide decomposition is coated on or impregnated into an element within the shell, or on the interior surface of the shell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Scott D. Augustine, Randall C. Arnold, Ryan S. Augustine, Rudolf A. Deibel, Scott A. Entenman, Garrett J. Augustine, Brent M. Augustine
  • Publication number: 20190104996
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods related to an underbody support for supporting a body of a being, such as during surgery to prevent contact pressure injuries. In certain embodiments, the underbody support may include one or more inflatable chambers enclosing a volume. At least one of the inflatable chambers may include one or more compression sensitive switches for monitoring the volume of the inflatable chamber, and the one or more compression sensitive switches may be located within the inflatable chamber. In some embodiments the one or more compression sensitive switches are sized to close when the said inflatable chamber is deflated to a desired residual volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Inventors: Scott D. Augustine, Randall C. Arnold, Scott A. Entenman, Rudolf Andreas Deibel, Brent M. Augustine, Garrett J. Augustine, Ryan S. Augustine
  • Patent number: 10201935
    Abstract: An electric heating pad for warming a patient. The electric heating pad may be a heated underbody support, heated mattress or heated mattress overlay. An embodiment of the heating pad includes a flexible sheet-like heating element including an upper edge, a lower edge, and at least two side edges. The heating pad may also include a shell covering the heating element and comprising at least two sheets of flexible material (e.g., two sheets may be one sheet folded over to form at least two sheets). The two sheets of flexible material may be coupled together about the edges of the heating element by a weld. The material of the two sheets may include urethane. In some embodiments, a catalyst to accelerate hydrogen peroxide decomposition is coated on or impregnated into an element within the shell, or on the interior surface of the shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Augustine Temperature Management LLC
    Inventors: Scott D. Augustine, Randall C. Arnold, Ryan S. Augustine, Rudolf A. Deibel, Scott A. Entenman, Garrett J. Augustine, Brent M. Augustine
  • Patent number: 10206248
    Abstract: Embodiments include a heated underbody support with electrosurgical grounding, such as a heated mattress, heated mattress overlay, or heated pad for supporting a person. The heated underbody support may include a flexible heating element formed of a sheet of conductive or semi-conductive material, a first bus bar along a first edge of the heating element adapted to receive a supply of electrical power, a second bus bar extending along the second edge of the heating element, and a temperature sensor. The heated underbody support may include a layer of compressible material adapted to conform to the person under pressure from the person resting upon the support located beneath the heating element. A water resistant shell may encase the heating element, the first and second bus bars, and the temperature sensor. A return electrode wire may be electrically connected to the flexible heating element to connect to an electrosurgical generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Augustine Temperature Management LLC
    Inventors: Scott D. Augustine, Randall C. Arnold, Scott A. Entenman, Rudolf A. Deibel, Garrett J. Augustine
  • Publication number: 20180376539
    Abstract: An electric blanket including a flexible sheet-like heating element, a shell comprising two flexible sheets covering the heating element, one or more welds coupling the sheet of the shell about the edges to hermetically seal the heating element there between; and a flexible insulating layer extending over the heating element and covered by the shell providing at least one of thermal insulation and electrical insulation, wherein the heating element is held in position between the two sheets of the shell without using connectors that pierce the two sheets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventors: Scott D. Augustine, Randall C. Arnold, Ryan S. Augustine, Rudolf A. Deibel, Scott A. Entenman, Gordon D. Lawrence, Keith J. Leland, Thomas F. Neils
  • Patent number: 10154543
    Abstract: Embodiments include a flexible fabric heater. The fabric heater has a conductive base fabric having elastic properties. The base fabric may be coupled to electrical terminals. A elastomeric layer may be applied on the base fabric. The elastomeric layer may have elastic properties and includes a liquid-resistant material. A first thermal layer may be applied proximate edges along the electrical coupling between the fabric heater and the electrical terminals. The first thermal layer can have heat-resistant properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Augustine Temperature Management LLC
    Inventors: Scott D. Augustine, Randall C. Arnold, Rudolf Andreas Deibel, Scott A. Entenman
  • Patent number: 10098184
    Abstract: An electric blanket including a flexible sheet-like heating element, a shell comprising two flexible sheets covering the heating element, one or more welds coupling the sheet of the shell about the edges to hermetically seal the heating element there between; and a flexible insulating layer extending over the heating element and covered by the shell providing at least one of thermal insulation and electrical insulation, wherein the heating element is held in position between the two sheets of the shell without using connectors that pierce the two sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Augustine Temperature Management LLC
    Inventors: Scott D. Augustine, Randall C. Arnold, Ryan S. Augustine, Rudolf A. Deibel, Scott A. Entenman, Gordon D. Lawrence, Keith J. Leland, Thomas F. Neils
  • Publication number: 20180192960
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods related to an underbody support for supporting a body of a being, such as during surgery to prevent contact pressure injuries. In certain embodiments, the underbody support may include one or more inflatable chambers enclosing a volume. At least one of the inflatable chambers may include one or more compression sensitive switches for monitoring the volume of the inflatable chamber, and the one or more compression sensitive switches may be located within the inflatable chamber. In some embodiments the one or more compression sensitive switches are sized to close when the said inflatable chamber is deflated to a desired residual volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventors: Scott D. Augustine, Randall C. Arnold, Scott A. Entenman, Rudolf Andreas Deibel, Brent M. Augustine, Garrett J. Augustine, Ryan S. Augustine
  • Patent number: 9962122
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods related to an underbody support for supporting a body of a being, such as during surgery to prevent contact pressure injuries. In certain embodiments, the underbody support may include one or more inflatable chambers enclosing a volume. At least one of the inflatable chambers may include one or more compression sensitive switches for monitoring the volume of the inflatable chamber, and the one or more compression sensitive switches may be located within the inflatable chamber. In some embodiments the one or more compression sensitive switches are sized to close when the said inflatable chamber is deflated to a desired residual volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Augustine Temperature Management LLC
    Inventors: Scott D. Augustine, Randall C. Arnold, Scott A. Entenman, Rudolf Andreas Deibel, Brent M. Augustine, Garrett J. Augustine, Ryan S. Augustine
  • Patent number: 9724545
    Abstract: A neck-worn personal air filtration device for filtering aero-allergens and providing a zone of filtered air around or near a user's breathing zone is described. The device may include an air source adapted to deliver a pressurized airflow, a hose, and a neck-worn plenum including a filter. The airflow being caused to accumulate within the plenum and exit the plenum through the air permeable surface. The air is filtered by a filter for breathing by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Augustine Biomedical and Design, LLC
    Inventors: Scott D. Augustine, Mark C. Albrecht, Randall C. Arnold, Ryan S. Augustine, Ryan Barrows, Andrew McGregor
  • Publication number: 20170223777
    Abstract: Embodiments include a flexible fabric heater. The fabric heater has a conductive base fabric having elastic properties. The base fabric may be coupled to electrical terminals. A elastomeric layer may be applied on the base fabric. The elastomeric layer may have elastic properties and includes a liquid-resistant material. A first thermal layer may be applied proximate edges along the electrical coupling between the fabric heater and the electrical terminals. The first thermal layer can have heat-resistant properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Inventors: Scott D. Augustine, Randall C. Arnold, Rudolf Andreas Deibel, Scott A. Entenman
  • Patent number: 9668303
    Abstract: Embodiments include a flexible fabric heater. The fabric heater has a conductive base fabric having elastic properties. The base fabric may be coupled to electrical terminals. A elastomeric layer may be applied on the base fabric. The elastomeric layer may have elastic properties and includes a liquid-resistant material. A first thermal layer may be applied proximate edges along the electrical coupling between the fabric heater and the electrical terminals. The first thermal layer can have heat-resistant properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Augustine Biomedical and Design, LLC
    Inventors: Scott D. Augustine, Randall C. Arnold, Rudolf Andreas Deibel, Scott A. Entenman
  • Publication number: 20170143941
    Abstract: Embodiments include a catheter anchoring device for securing a percutaneous medical catheter inserted at a skin puncture site to a skin of a body. The catheter anchoring device may include a catheter capture portion coupled to a skin attachment portion. The catheter capture portion may be configured to engage with a portion of the catheter protruding from the skin when the catheter is subcutaneously placed in a body. The skin attachment portion may be configured to adhesively attach the anchoring device to the skin, wherein the skin attachment portion is primarily attached to the skin overlaying and lateral to the subcutaneously located catheter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Inventors: Scott D. Augustine, Randall C. Arnold
  • Patent number: 9375547
    Abstract: A personal air filtration device and methods of using the same for providing a zone of filtered air proximate a breathing zone of a user are described. A blower provides an air flow to a head support which delivers the air flow to a zone proximate the users head. The air flow passes through a filter. The filter can be a point of delivery filter disposed about an air permeable surface of the head support. The delivered air flow can provide a laminar air flow defining a zone of filtered air about the user's breathing zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: AUGUSTINE BIOMEDICAL AND DESIGN, LLC
    Inventors: Scott D. Augustine, Mark C. Albrecht, Randall C. Arnold, Ryan S. Augustine, Ryan Barrows, Andrew McGregor
  • Publication number: 20160143091
    Abstract: Embodiments include a heated underbody support with electrosurgical grounding, such as a heated mattress, heated mattress overlay, or heated pad for supporting a person. The heated underbody support may include a flexible heating element formed of a sheet of conductive or semi-conductive material, a first bus bar along a first edge of the heating element adapted to receive a supply of electrical power, a second bus bar extending along the second edge of the heating element, and a temperature sensor. The heated underbody support may include a layer of compressible material adapted to conform to the person under pressure from the person resting upon the support located beneath the heating element. A water resistant shell may encase the heating element, the first and second bus bars, and the temperature sensor. A return electrode wire may be electrically connected to the flexible heating element to connect to an electrosurgical generator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Inventors: Scott D. Augustine, Randall C. Arnold, Scott A. Entenman, Rudolf A. Deibel, Garrett J. Augustine
  • Publication number: 20150366367
    Abstract: An electric heating pad with electrosurgical grounding comprising a heated underbody support, heated mattress or heated mattress overlay. In an illustrative embodiment the heating pad with electrosurgical grounding may include a flexible sheet-like heating element including an upper edge, a lower edge, and at least two side edges and a flexible sheet-like grounding electrode including an upper edge, a lower edge, and at least two side edges. A shell covering the heating element and grounding electrode and comprising at least two sheets (e.g., may be one sheet of material folded over to form two sheets) of flexible material, and a weld coupling the two sheets of flexible material together about the edges of the heating element and grounding electrode, wherein the weld is one of a RF weld, ultrasonic weld, or a heat bond, wherein the two sheets comprise PVC or urethane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Publication date: December 24, 2015
    Inventors: Scott D. Augustine, Randall C. Arnold, Ryan S. Augustine, Rudolf A. Deibel, Scott A. Entenman, Garrett J. Augustine
  • Publication number: 20150373781
    Abstract: An electric heating pad for warming a patient. The electric heating pad may be a heated underbody support, heated mattress or heated mattress overlay. An embodiment of the heating pad includes a flexible sheet-like heating element including an upper edge, a lower edge, and at least two side edges. The heating pad may also include a shell covering the heating element and comprising at least two sheets of flexible material (e.g., two sheets may be one sheet folded over to form at least two sheets). The two sheets of flexible material may be coupled together about the edges of the heating element by a weld. The material of the two sheets may include urethane. In some embodiments, a catalyst to accelerate hydrogen peroxide decomposition is coated on or impregnated into an element within the shell, or on the interior surface of the shell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Publication date: December 24, 2015
    Inventors: Scott D. Augustine, Randall C. Arnold, Ryan S. Augustine, Rudolf A. Deibel, Scott A. Entenman, Garrett J. Augustine, Brent M. Augustine