Patents by Inventor Timothy P. McCormick

Timothy P. McCormick 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: 20220241539
    Abstract: A ventilator system includes a ventilator and a host. The ventilator comprises a ventilation drive configured to drive ventilation gas from a gas source to a patient and a patient interface section configured to guide inspiratory gas along an inspiratory path from the ventilation drive to a patient connection, and guide expiratory gas along an expiratory path from the patient connection out of the ventilator. The patient interface section is configured to releasably connect to the ventilation drive. The ventilator is configured to removably connect to the host such that at least one of the inspiratory path and the expiratory path are diverted through the host when the ventilator is removably connected to the host.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2021
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Applicant: GE Precision Healthcare LLC
    Inventors: Timothy P. McCormick, Erkki Paavo Olavi Heinonen, Kimberly Brauer, Tom J. Haggblom
  • Publication number: 20220241527
    Abstract: A ventilator includes a ventilation drive configured to drive ventilation gas from a gas source to a patient and a patient interface section configured to guide inspiratory gas from the ventilation drive to a patient connection, receive expiratory gas from the patient connection, and expel the expiratory gas out of the ventilator. The ventilation drive and patient interface section are configured to removably connect to at least one host comprising a ventilation path portion so as to divert the inspiratory gas through the ventilation path portion of the host when connected thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2021
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Applicant: GE Precision Healthcare LLC
    Inventors: Timothy P. McCormick, Kimberly Brauer, Tom J. Haggblom, Matti Lehtonen, Andreas Tzanetakis
  • Publication number: 20220241528
    Abstract: A portable ventilator includes a ventilation drive configured to drive ventilation gas from a gas source to a patient, wherein the portable ventilator is configured to removably connect to a host such that when the portable ventilator is connected to the host the ventilation drive drives ventilation gas from a host gas source to the patient and when the portable ventilator is not connected to the host the ventilation drive drives ventilation gas from a portable gas source to the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2021
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Applicant: GE Precision Healthcare LLC
    Inventors: Timothy P. McCormick, Kimberly Brauer, Tom J. Haggblom
  • Patent number: 11298498
    Abstract: An anesthesia machine includes a gas mixer providing gas for delivery to a ventilated patient and a breathing system. The breathing system includes a reusable ventilation portion and a disposable circle portion. The reusable ventilation portion includes a mechanical ventilation section, a manual ventilation section, a ventilation port, and switch configured to switch between connection of the mechanical ventilation section and the manual ventilation section to drive patient ventilation. The disposable circle portion includes a vent connector that connects to the ventilation port, an inspiratory channel, and a gas intake port providing anesthetic gas from the gas mixer to the inspiratory channel. The disposable circle portion further includes an expiratory channel, a CO2 absorber, and a filter positioned in a flow path between the expiratory port and the vent connector and between the CO2 absorber and the vent connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: GE Precision Healthcare LLC
    Inventors: Timothy P. McCormick, James N. Mashak
  • Patent number: 11253669
    Abstract: A method of drying an anesthesia breathing system includes removing a CO2 absorber from the anesthesia breathing system, when the CO2 absorber is connected to an absorber inlet port and an absorber outlet port. The method further includes moving a bag-to-vent flow diverter to an intermediate position so as to simultaneously open both a bag channel and a ventilator channel, and connecting an inspiratory port and an expiratory port of the anesthesia breathing system together. A dry gas source is connected to an absorber outlet channel, and then a dry gas flow is provided through the bag channel and the ventilator channel so as to dry out moisture from a bag circuit and a ventilator circuit of the anesthesia breathing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: GE Precision Healthcare LLC
    Inventors: Timothy P. McCormick, James N. Mashak
  • Publication number: 20200353200
    Abstract: A method of drying an anesthesia breathing system includes removing a CO2 absorber from the anesthesia breathing system, when the CO2 absorber is connected to an absorber inlet port and an absorber outlet port. The method further includes moving a bag-to-vent flow diverter to an intermediate position so as to simultaneously open both a bag channel and a ventilator channel, and connecting an inspiratory port and an expiratory port of the anesthesia breathing system together. A dry gas source is connected to an absorber outlet channel, and then a dry gas flow is provided through the bag channel and the ventilator channel so as to dry out moisture from a bag circuit and a ventilator circuit of the anesthesia breathing system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: GE Precision Healthcare LLC
    Inventors: Timothy P. McCormick, James N. Mashak
  • Publication number: 20200353201
    Abstract: An anesthesia machine includes a gas mixer providing gas for delivery to a ventilated patient and a breathing system. The breathing system includes a reusable ventilation portion and a disposable circle portion. The reusable ventilation portion includes a mechanical ventilation section, a manual ventilation section, a ventilation port, and switch configured to switch between connection of the mechanical ventilation section and the manual ventilation section to drive patient ventilation. The disposable circle portion includes a vent connector that connects to the ventilation port, an inspiratory channel, and a gas intake port providing anesthetic gas from the gas mixer to the inspiratory channel. The disposable circle portion further includes an expiratory channel, a CO2 absorber, and a filter positioned in a flow path between the expiratory port and the vent connector and between the CO2 absorber and the vent connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: GE Precision Healthcare LLC
    Inventors: Timothy P. McCormick, James N. Mashak
  • Publication number: 20080295837
    Abstract: A method and system for ventilating a patient that compensates for leaks occurring within the patient breathing circuit while limiting the volume of breathing gas delivered to the patient. During the operation of a ventilator to supply breathing gases to a patient, the ventilator monitors for leak volumes occurring during the inspiratory phase and expiratory phase of the breathing cycle. Based upon the leak volumes sensed, the volume of breathing gas delivered by the ventilator is increased such that the tidal volume delivered to the patient is the desired tidal volume set by a clinician. The ventilator operates to generate a leak alarm when the leak volume exceeds an alarm threshold. If the leak alarm is generated, the tidal volume delivered to the patient is limited to the tidal volume being delivered prior to generation of the leak alarm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2007
    Publication date: December 4, 2008
    Inventors: Timothy P. McCormick, Ronald L. Tobia
  • Patent number: 5660945
    Abstract: A battery (105) includes a battery housing (340) having a latching mechanism (301) for attaching to a radiotelephone body (102). The latching mechanism (301) includes a button portion (405), a first torsion plate (403), a second torsion plate (404), and a catch (401). The battery housing (340) further includes an inner surface (400), a first rib (630), and a second rib (632). The first and second ribs (630, 632) extend upwardly from the inner surface (400) and attach respectively to the first and second torsion plates (403, 404), thereby supporting the latching mechanism (301) at a distance above the inner surface (400). The first and second torsion plates (403, 404), while providing a torsional twisting movement for detaching the battery (105) from the radiotelephone body (102), provide a strong deflection resistance for the latching mechanism (301).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 26, 1997
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy P. McCormick, Kenneth John Roback
  • Patent number: 5366826
    Abstract: The system includes a battery charger (300) and a battery pack (100). Upon insertion of the battery pack (100) into a retention area (303) of the battery charger (300), a battery pack channel (101) and a corresponding battery charger rail (305) align the battery pack electrical contacts (201) with the electrical contacts (309) of the battery charger. In order to ensure that a reliable electrical connection is made between the two sets of contacts (201, 309), a compliance rib (501) is disposed within the channel (101) of the battery pack (100). The compliance rib (501) creates an interference between the rail (305) and the channel (101), consequently, creating a force against the rail. The interference is calculated to create a sufficient force in combination with the force created by the weight of the battery pack (100) such that the force of the battery pack meets or exceeds the force created by the set of electrical contacts in the battery charger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 22, 1994
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy P. McCormick, Brian J. Hassemer
  • Patent number: 5308716
    Abstract: The battery pack retention apparatus, described herein, is an injection molded part. The injection molded part includes a rear housing (200) for a radiotelephone (100), two rails (201, 203) for a battery pack (101) to slide along and six guide bars (207, 209, 211, 213, 215, 217) for retaining the battery pack (101) on the radiotelephone (100). Four of the six guide bars are the compliance-type. The compliance-type guide bars (207, 211, 213, 217) have a U-shape and are coupled to the rails. A channel (401) is cored out from the rails under the compliance-type guide bars to allow for deflection of the guide bars. Deflection is caused by the bullets (409) of the battery pack (101) when the battery pack (101) is fully inserted. The deflection(y) of the guide bars provides a calculated force upon the battery pack (101). This calculated force ensures a high quality electrical connection between the contacts of the battery pack and the contacts of the radiotelephone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 3, 1994
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael L. Shababy, Timothy P. McCormick
  • Patent number: D378366
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 11, 1997
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Albert L. Nagele, Brian J. Hassemer, Leonid Soren, Timothy P. McCormick