Patents by Inventor Thaddeus Wawro

Thaddeus Wawro 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: 20150032013
    Abstract: A cuff system includes a flexible substantially tubular sheath having a distal end, a proximal end, a central longitudinal axis, and a central channel extending along the longitudinal axis. The system also includes a first guide disposed at the proximal end of the sheath. The first guide is configured to control insertion of a cuff connector into the central channel in a first direction substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis. The system further includes an orifice proximate the distal end of the sheath. The orifice is configured to enable fluid connection between a portion of the cuff connector and an inflatable cuff while a remainder of the cuff connector is disposed within the central channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Thaddeus Wawro, David Tufenkjian
  • Patent number: 8388523
    Abstract: A portable medical diagnostic instrument includes an instrument head and a handle portion having an open-ended receiving cavity. A compact illuminator defined by a housing retaining a miniature light source and a power supply is releasably fitted within the open-ended receiving cavity of the handle portion wherein the light source of the illuminator is optically coupled with the instrument on assembly therewith. The handle portion can be integral with the instrument or releasably attached. The handle portion according to at least one version is made from a plastic or other suitable material, permitting disposability and/or single patient use. In one version, the handle portion is flexibly deformable, at least partially, to facilitate release of the portable illuminator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Welch Allyn, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert L. Vivenzio, Raymond A. Lia, Ian K. Edwards, Thaddeus Wawro, Steven R. Slawson
  • Publication number: 20090287192
    Abstract: A portable medical diagnostic instrument includes an instrument head and a handle portion having an open-ended receiving cavity. A compact illuminator defined by a housing retaining a miniature light source and a power supply is releasably fitted within the open-ended receiving cavity of the handle portion wherein the light source of the illuminator is optically coupled with the instrument on assembly therewith. The handle portion can be integral with the instrument or releasably attached. The handle portion according to at least one version is made from a plastic or other suitable material, permitting disposability and/or single patient use. In one version, the handle portion is flexibly deformable, at least partially, to facilitate release of the portable illuminator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2009
    Publication date: November 19, 2009
    Inventors: Robert L. Vivenzio, Raymond A. Lia, Ian K. Edwards, Thaddeus Wawro, Steven R. Slawson
  • Publication number: 20060293600
    Abstract: Adaptive attachments used in combination with a blood pressure cuff enable various blood pressure measurements to be taken in a hospital or other setting having various single and/or dual lumen manual or electronic blood pressure measuring equipment with a single, patient-worn cuff.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2006
    Publication date: December 28, 2006
    Applicant: Welch Allyn, Inc.
    Inventors: Thaddeus Wawro, Raymond Lia
  • Publication number: 20060217618
    Abstract: Adaptive attachments used in combination with a blood pressure cuff enable various blood pressure measurements to be taken in a hospital or other setting having various single and/or dual lumen manual or electronic blood pressure measuring equipment with a single patient-worn cuff.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2005
    Publication date: September 28, 2006
    Applicant: Welch Allyn, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond Lia, Sean Karla, Stephen Burnett, Tyson Whitaker, Thomas Grant, Dale Saddlemire, Thaddeus Wawro
  • Publication number: 20050288571
    Abstract: A medical workstation is defined by a supporting structure having at least one medical diagnostic instrument disposed thereupon. A first display is further disposed on a first side of the supporting structure and a second display is disposed on a second side of the supporting structure in a manner substantially opposite from the first display. Each of the first and second displays are interconnected to the at least one medical diagnostic instrument to permit at least one of the displays in order to display diagnostic results and are tandemly or independently controllable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2005
    Publication date: December 29, 2005
    Applicant: Welch Allyn, Inc.
    Inventors: David Perkins, Douglas Linquest, Thaddeus Wawro, Kristin Metz, Peter Soderberg, Bonita Labosky
  • Publication number: 20050083994
    Abstract: A thermometry apparatus includes a housing that receives a probe having at least one temperature responsive element within an isolation chamber that is preferably removable from the housing. A switch assembly determines the presence of the isolation chamber in the housing wherein the apparatus is enabled only if the isolation chamber is attached to the housing and a probe is removed from the attached isolation chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2003
    Publication date: April 21, 2005
    Inventors: Thaddeus Wawro, Daniel Sommers, Christopher Keegan
  • Publication number: 20050033188
    Abstract: The invention is in one embodiment an apparatus and a method for measuring the blood pressure of a vertebrate subject. The apparatus uses an inflatable chamber with a sensor to detect signals indicative of a blood pressure of the subject during an inflation interval of the inflatable chamber. If secondary motion or artifact signals are detected, the apparatus and method determine whether the secondary signals are below a predetermined value, and if so, complete the measurement. If the signals indicate that the measurement is not accurate, the system and method immediately institute a measurement of the blood pressure during a deflation interval, which can include a step deflation interval. In the event that the subject is identified as a neonate, the system and method immediately measure using the deflation interval procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2003
    Publication date: February 10, 2005
    Inventors: Ty Whitaker, Stephen Wilson, Knut Spang, Thaddeus Wawro, John Lane