Patents by Inventor Robert M. Landis

Robert M. Landis 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: 10525221
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a device, system and method for providing high flow therapy interfaces for use in the treatment of respiratory conditions and in assisted respirations. A nasal cannula for delivery of respiratory gases includes at least one nasal insert and at least one flange coupled to the at least one nasal insert where the at least one flange extends in a radial direction from the at least one nasal insert is provided. In another aspect of the embodiment, the at least one flange is adapted to fit within the nostril of a patient. In another aspect of the embodiment, the at least one flange is a lobulated flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Inventors: Robert M Landis, Charles A Lewis, Louis Javier Collazo
  • Publication number: 20190358421
    Abstract: ET securement devices and methods are provided wherein the ET securement devices generally include two portions: a first portion for securing an ET tube and a second portion for attaching to the patient. The first portion is configured to releasably attach to the second portion to secure the ET tube relative to the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Robert M. Landis, Robert Tero
  • Publication number: 20180078723
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method for managing respiratory secretions and fluids in sections of artificial airways. A secretion removal assembly configured to connect to a respiratory secretion retention device, the respiratory secretion retention device adapted to fluidly connect to an artificial airway, the secretion removal assembly including a connector adapted to connect to a port of the respiratory secretion retention device; and a bag in fluid communication with the connector can be provided. In another aspect of this embodiment, the bag is adapted to collect the secretions that emit from the port of the respiratory secretion retention device. In yet another aspect of this embodiment, the secretion removal assembly further can include a tube having a first end and a second end opposite the first end, the first end in fluid communication with the connector and the second end in fluid communication with the bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Applicant: Mergenet Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Angelo R. Caruso, Charles A. Lewis, Louis Javier Collazo, Robert M. Landis
  • Patent number: 9878119
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a device, system and method for providing a connector configured for connecting to an artificial airway for use in the treatment of respiratory conditions and in assisted respirations. In an embodiment of the invention, a connector configured for connecting to an artificial airway is provided. The connector configured for connecting to an artificial airway can include an inlet conduit configured to receive supplied respiratory gas, an outlet conduit configured to allow exhaled gas to exit to ambient during use, an artificial airway side conduit configured to couple to an artificial airway and a restrictor coupled with the outlet conduit. The restrictor coupled with the outlet conduit can be an outflow variable restrictor. The connector further can include a reducer coupled with the outlet conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Mergenet Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert M. Landis, Charles A. Lewis
  • Publication number: 20170304570
    Abstract: A high flow therapy system for delivering heated and humidified respiratory gas to an airway of a patient, the system including a respiratory gas flow pathway for delivering the respiratory gas to the airway of the patient by way of a non-sealing respiratory interface; wherein flow rate of the pressurized respiratory gas is controlled by a microprocessor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: Robert M. Landis, Charles A. Lewis, Louis Javier Collazo, Chris Agami
  • Patent number: 9669179
    Abstract: A device for securing a tube includes a strip defining upper and lower surfaces and an attachment array on the lower surface thereof. First and second attachment members are coupled to the strip adjacent end portions thereof and define attachment arrays facing in the same direction as the upper surface of the strip. A third attachment member defines opposed surfaces having respective attachment arrays. A first of the attachment arrays is releasably engaged with the attachment array of the strip. The strip is configured to wrap around a tube with the attachment arrays of the attachment members and a second attachment array of the third attachment member releasably engaged with a strap member for securing the tube therebetween. The first and second attachment arrays of the third attachment member are configured such that the first attachment array defines a greater holding force than the second attachment array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Airways Development LLC
    Inventors: Wayne W. Disanza, Robert M. Landis
  • Publication number: 20160367776
    Abstract: A high flow therapy system for delivering heated and humidified respiratory gas to an airway of a patient includes a respiratory gas flow pathway for delivering the respiratory gas to the airway of the patient by way of a non-sealing respiratory interface; wherein flow rate of the respiratory gas is controlled by a microprocessor, a mixing area for mixing a first gas and a second gas in the respiratory gas flow pathway, a humidification area downstream of the mixing area and configured for humidifying respiratory gas in the respiratory gas flow pathway, and a heated delivery conduit for minimizing condensation of humidified respiratory gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Inventors: Robert M. Landis, Charles A. Lewis, Louis Javier Collazo
  • Publication number: 20160367779
    Abstract: A high flow therapy system for delivering heated and humidified respiratory gas to an airway of a patient, the system including a respiratory gas flow pathway for delivering the respiratory gas to the airway of the patient by way of a non-sealing respiratory interface; wherein flow rate of the pressurized respiratory gas is controlled by a microprocessor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Inventors: Robert M Landis, Charles A Lewis, Louis Javier Collazo, Chris Agami
  • Publication number: 20160296721
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a device, system and method for providing high flow therapy interfaces for use in the treatment of respiratory conditions and in assisted respirations. A nasal cannula for delivery of respiratory gases includes at least one nasal insert and at least one flange coupled to the at least one nasal insert where the at least one flange extends in a radial direction from the at least one nasal insert is provided. In another aspect of the embodiment, the at least one flange is adapted to fit within the nostril of a patient. In another aspect of the embodiment, the at least one flange is a lobulated flange.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Inventors: Robert M Landis, Charles A Lewis, Louis Javier Collazo
  • Patent number: 9427547
    Abstract: A high flow therapy system for delivering pressurized, heated and humidified respiratory gas to an airway of a patient includes a respiratory gas flow pathway for delivering the pressurized respiratory gas to the airway of the patient by way of a non-sealing respiratory interface; wherein flow rate of the pressurized respiratory gas is controlled by a microprocessor, a mixing area for mixing oxygen and air in the respiratory gas flow pathway, a humidification area for humidifying respiratory gas in the respiratory gas flow pathway, a heated delivery conduit for minimizing condensation of humidified respiratory gas, a pressure pathway for monitoring pressure of the airway of the patient and communicating the monitored pressure to the microprocessor and a sensor disposed in communication with the pressure pathway, the sensor further disposed in communication with the microprocessor and configured to measure pressure in the airway of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Mergenet Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert M. Landis, Charles A. Lewis, Louis Javier Collazo
  • Patent number: 9381317
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a device, system and method for providing high flow therapy interfaces for use in the treatment of respiratory conditions and in assisted respirations. A nasal cannula for delivery of respiratory gases supplied from a respiratory gas delivery system that includes at least one nasal insert that includes a lumen for the supplied respiratory gases from the respiratory gas delivery system, at least one flange coupled to the at least one nasal insert and configured to partially impede the egress of respiratory gasses delivered to an upper airway of a patient, where the flange includes a top surface defining a corresponding top surface area and where the flange further includes at least one slot that defines a corresponding implicit surface area, the top surface area of the top surface being substantially greater than the implicit surface area of the at least one slot is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Mergenet Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert M. Landis, Charles A. Lewis, Louis Javier Collazo
  • Patent number: 9095672
    Abstract: A device for securing a tube in position includes a strip of material and first, second, and third attachment members. The strip of material defines a first surface and a second, opposed surface. The strip of material further includes first and second end portions, and an intermediate portion. The first and second attachment members are disposed on the first surface of the strip of material and positioned adjacent the respective first and second end portions. The third attachment member is disposed on the second surface of the strip of material and is positioned adjacent the intermediate portion. The strip of material is configured to wrap around a tube with the first, second, and third attachment members releasably engaging a strap member to secure the tube in position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Airways Development LLC
    Inventors: Robert M Landis, Wayne W Disanza
  • Publication number: 20150209543
    Abstract: A device for securing a tube includes a strip defining upper and lower surfaces and an attachment array on the lower surface thereof. First and second attachment members are coupled to the strip adjacent end portions thereof and define attachment arrays facing in the same direction as the upper surface of the strip. A third attachment member defines opposed surfaces having respective attachment arrays. A first of the attachment arrays is releasably engaged with the attachment array of the strip. The strip is configured to wrap around a tube with the attachment arrays of the attachment members and a second attachment array of the third attachment member releasably engaged with a strap member for securing the tube therebetween. The first and second attachment arrays of the third attachment member are configured such that the first attachment array defines a greater holding force than the second attachment array.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2015
    Publication date: July 30, 2015
    Inventors: Wayne W. Disanza, Robert M. Landis
  • Publication number: 20140318536
    Abstract: A gas delivery conduit adapted for fluidly connecting to a respiratory gases delivery system in a high flow therapy system. In one embodiment, a nasal cannula includes a base portion defining a first therapeutic gas passageway, a nozzle disposed adjacent said base portion and defining a second therapeutic gas passageway, the first therapeutic gas passageway being in gaseous communication with the second therapeutic gas passageway and a conduit configured to facilitate sensing that has an inlet side that is independent of and axially spaced apart from an outlet side of the nozzle. The conduit inlet side can extend beyond the nozzle outlet side of the nasal cannula. Additionally, the nasal cannula has a feature that is adapted to prevent one of the conduit and the nozzle from creating a seal with a user's nare and a feature that is adapted to prevent one of the conduit and the nozzle from creating a seal with a user's nare.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: MERGENET MEDICIAL, INC.
    Inventors: Robert M. Landis, Charles A. Lewis, Louis Javier Collazo
  • Patent number: 8814838
    Abstract: A novel and non-obvious apparatus, system, and method for managing respiratory secretions and fluids in sections of artificial airways. In an embodiment of the invention, a respiratory secretion retention (RSR) device configured to connect to an artificial airway can be provided. The respiratory secretion retention (RSR) device can include a housing that defines a passageway for the flow of respiratory gases, a chamber that is defined by the housing, where a portion of the chamber is configured to retain exhaled respiratory particulate and liquid, and at least one element configured to provide for repositioning at least a portion of the housing with respect to the artificial airway. In an aspect of this embodiment, the at least a portion of the housing can be repositioned with respect to the artificial airway without opening the artificial airway to the atmosphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Mergenat Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert M. Landis, Charles A. Lewis, Angelo Caruso, Bruce Sher, Louis Javier Collazo, Sanjay Chandran
  • Patent number: 8777933
    Abstract: A novel and non-obvious apparatus, system, and method for managing respiratory secretions and fluids in sections of artificial airways. In an embodiment of the invention, a respiratory secretion retention (RSR) device configured to fluidly connect to an artificial airway can be provided. The respiratory secretion retention (RSR) device can include a housing that defines a passageway for the flow of respiratory gases, a chamber defined by the housing with a portion of the chamber configured to retain exhaled respiratory particulate and liquid, a patient side port coupled with the housing, which is in fluid communication with an artificial airway and at least one access port coupled with the housing were the at least one access port includes a control valve. In an aspect of this embodiment, the housing further can include an instillation port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Mergenet Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert M. Landis, Charles A. Lewis, Angelo Caruso, Bruce Sher, Louis Javier Collazo, Sanjay Chandran, Norman Hansen
  • Publication number: 20130340752
    Abstract: A gas delivery conduit adapted for fluidly connecting to a respiratory gases delivery system in a high flow therapy system, the gas delivery conduit includes a first connector adapted for connecting to the respiratory gases delivery system, a second connector adapted for connecting to a fitting of a patient interface, tubing fluidly connecting the first connector to the second connector where the first connector has a gas inlet adapted to receive the supplied respiratory gas, one of electrical contacts and temperature contacts integrated into the first connector. The gas delivery conduit further can include a sensing conduit integrated into the gas delivery conduit, where the first connector of the gas delivery conduit is adapted to allow the user to couple the first connector with the respiratory gases delivery system in a single motion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventors: Robert M. Landis, Charles A. Lewis, Louis Javier Collazo
  • Patent number: 8591496
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method for managing respiratory secretions and fluids in sections of artificial airways. In an embodiment of the invention, a respiratory secretion retention (RSR) device configured to fluidly connect to an artificial airway can be provided. The device can include a housing that defines a passageway for the flow of respiratory gases with at least two chambers coupled to the housing. The chambers are configured to retain exhaled respiratory particulate and liquid. The respiratory secretion retention device further includes a patient port coupled to the housing that is in fluid communication with the artificial airway and a repositionable barrier configured to isolate at least one of the two chambers from the passageway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Mergenet Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Angelo R. Caruso, Sanjay Chandran, Louis Javier Collazo, Norman Hansen, Robert M. Landis, Charles A. Lewis
  • Patent number: 8522782
    Abstract: A high flow therapy system including a microprocessor, a heating element a non-sealing respiratory interface and a sensor is disclosed. The heating element is disposed in electrical communication with the microprocessor and is capable of heating a liquid to create a gas. The non-sealing respiratory interface is configured to deliver the gas to a patient. The sensor is disposed in electrical communication with the microprocessor and is configured to measure pressure in an upper airway of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Mergenet Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles A. Lewis, Robert M. Landis
  • Publication number: 20130104888
    Abstract: A high flow therapy system for delivering pressurized, heated and humidified respiratory gas to an airway of a patient includes a respiratory gas flow pathway for delivering the pressurized respiratory gas to the airway of the patient by way of a non-sealing respiratory interface; wherein flow rate of the pressurized respiratory gas is controlled by a microprocessor, a mixing area for mixing oxygen and air in the respiratory gas flow pathway, a humidification area for humidifying respiratory gas in the respiratory gas flow pathway, a heated delivery conduit for minimizing condensation of humidified respiratory gas, a pressure pathway for monitoring pressure of the airway of the patient and communicating the monitored pressure to the microprocessor and a sensor disposed in communication with the pressure pathway, the sensor further disposed in communication with the microprocessor and configured to measure pressure in the airway of the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: MERGENET MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Robert M. Landis, Charles A. Lewis, Louis Javier Collazo