Patents by Inventor Ward Hamilton

Ward Hamilton 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: 20190117954
    Abstract: A defibrillation electrode pad includes an electrode section and a CPR administration section. The electrode section and the CPR administration section are positioned in the defibrillation electrode pad relative to each other such that the CPR administration section is located above a sternum of an adult subject and the electrode section is located in a position appropriate for the administration of a defibrillation shock to the adult subject when the defibrillation electrode pad is oriented in a first orientation and such that the CPR administration section is located above a sternum of a pediatric subject and the electrode section is located in a position appropriate for the administration of a defibrillation shock to the pediatric subject when the defibrillation electrode pad is oriented in a second orientation different from the first orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Gary A. Freeman, Ward Hamilton, Deborah T. Jones, David N. Craige, III, Melissa M. Dascoli, E. Jane Wilson, Ian B. Durant
  • Patent number: 10201696
    Abstract: A defibrillation electrode pad includes an electrode section and a CPR administration section. The electrode section and the CPR administration section are positioned in the defibrillation electrode pad relative to each other such that the CPR administration section is located above a sternum of an adult subject and the electrode section is located in a position appropriate for the administration of a defibrillation shock to the adult subject when the defibrillation electrode pad is oriented in a first orientation and such that the CPR administration section is located above a sternum of a pediatric subject and the electrode section is located in a position appropriate for the administration of a defibrillation shock to the pediatric subject when the defibrillation electrode pad is oriented in a second orientation different from the first orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: ZOLL Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Gary A. Freeman, Ward Hamilton, Deborah T. Jones, David N. Craige, III, Melissa M. Dascoli, E. Jane Wilson, Ian B. Durant
  • Publication number: 20150094625
    Abstract: A defibrillation electrode pad includes an electrode section and a CPR administration section. The electrode section and the CPR administration section are positioned in the defibrillation electrode pad relative to each other such that the CPR administration section is located above a sternum of an adult subject and the electrode section is located in a position appropriate for the administration of a defibrillation shock to the adult subject when the defibrillation electrode pad is oriented in a first orientation and such that the CPR administration section is located above a sternum of a pediatric subject and the electrode section is located in a position appropriate for the administration of a defibrillation shock to the pediatric subject when the defibrillation electrode pad is oriented in a second orientation different from the first orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Gary A. Freeman, Ward Hamilton, Deborah T. Jones, David N. Craige, III, Melissa M. Dascoli, E. Jane Wilson, Ian B. Durant
  • Patent number: 8676311
    Abstract: An electrode package for use with a defibrillator, the electrode package comprising an outer shell providing a vapor barrier between an interior space inside the outer shell and an exterior environment, one or more defibrillation electrodes positioned in the interior space inside the outer shell, each of the defibrillation electrodes including a metallic layer in electrical contact with a conductive liquid-containing layer through which electrical current is delivered to a patient when the defibrillation electrodes have been applied to the patient, the conductive a liquid-containing layer being subject to drying out as liquid from the water-containing layer vaporizes and travels from the interior space to the external environment, and one or more electrical conductors extending from inside of the outer shell to a package electrical connector outside of the shell, the package electrical connector being configured to be connected to a mating defibrillator electrical connector connected to the defibrillator, and
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: ZOLL Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Marc Cordaro, Michael Parascandola, Ward Hamilton, Michael R. Dupelle, Paul F. Prew
  • Patent number: 8000787
    Abstract: Defibrillators are provided that include a graphical user interface to assist a caregiver in administering resuscitation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: ZOLL Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Ward Hamilton, Frederick W. Faller
  • Publication number: 20110054553
    Abstract: An electrode package for use with a defibrillator, the electrode package comprising an outer shell providing a vapor barrier between an interior space inside the outer shell and an exterior environment, one or more defibrillation electrodes positioned in the interior space inside the outer shell, each of the defibrillation electrodes including a metallic layer in electrical contact with a conductive liquid-containing layer through which electrical current is delivered to a patient when the defibrillation electrodes have been applied to the patient, the conductive a liquid-containing layer being subject to drying out as liquid from the water-containing layer vaporizes and travels from the interior space to the external environment, and one or more electrical conductors extending from inside of the outer shell to a package electrical connector outside of the shell, the package electrical connector being configured to be connected to a mating defibrillator electrical connector connected to the defibrillator, and
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2010
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Inventors: Marc Cordaro, Michael Parascandola, Ward Hamilton, Michael R. Dupell, Paul F. Prew
  • Publication number: 20110015688
    Abstract: Defibrillators are provided that include a graphical user interface to assist a caregiver in administering resuscitation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2010
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Inventors: Ward Hamilton, Frederick W. Faller
  • Patent number: 7792577
    Abstract: Defibrillators are provided that include a graphical user interface to assist a caregiver in administering resuscitation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: ZOLL Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Ward Hamilton, Frederick W. Faller
  • Publication number: 20090326632
    Abstract: A defibrillation electrode for application to the front of the chest of a patient, the electrode comprising a metallic layer, a conductive liquid-containing layer in contact with the metallic layer and configured to contact the skin of the patient, an adhesive layer surrounding the conductive liquid-containing layer and having a layer of adhesive configured to adhere the electrode to the patient, a release layer configured to be removed from the electrode prior to application to the patient, the release layer being in contact with the adhesive and the conductive liquid-containing layer prior to removal, wherein the electrode has a lateral perimeter at or laterally outside of the adhesive layer, and wherein the lateral perimeter is generally triangular.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2009
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
    Inventors: David N. Craige, III, Michael Parascandola, Ward Hamilton, Marc Cordaro, Michael R. Dupelle, Frederick J. Geheb
  • Patent number: 7603173
    Abstract: A combination of a defibrillator and an electrode package, the combination comprising a defibrillator comprising electrical output wires for delivering a defibrillation pulse to defibrillation electrodes, processing circuitry and associated software for controlling the delivery of the defibrillation pulse, an electrical energy storage element for storing the energy delivered in the defibrillation pulse, a user interface element or elements connected to the processing circuitry for accepting one or more inputs from the user and communicating one or more pieces of information to the user, a housing containing the storage element, processing circuitry, and user interface, and a first mechanical element or elements on the exterior of the housing and configured so that an electrode package can be mechanically attached to the exterior of the housing substantially in full view on the exterior, and an electrode package containing the defibrillation electrodes, the package comprising an outer shell, a portion of the o
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2009
    Assignee: ZOLL Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Parascandola, Ward Hamilton, Marc Cordaro, Michael R. Dupelle, George Reilly, Frederick W. Faller
  • Patent number: 7590456
    Abstract: A defibrillation electrode for application to the front of the chest of a patient, the electrode comprising a metallic layer, a conductive liquid-containing layer in contact with the metallic layer and configured to contact the skin of the patient, an adhesive layer surrounding the conductive liquid-containing layer and having a layer of adhesive configured to adhere the electrode to the patient, a release layer configured to be removed from the electrode prior to application to the patient, the release layer being in contact with the adhesive and the conductive liquid-containing layer prior to removal, wherein the electrode has a lateral perimeter at or laterally outside of the adhesive layer, and wherein the lateral perimeter is generally triangular. A method of applying the defibrillation electrode to the chest of a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2009
    Assignee: ZOLL Medical Corporation
    Inventors: David N. Craige, III, Michael Parascandola, Ward Hamilton, Marc Cordaro, Michael R. Dupelle, Frederick J. Geheb
  • Publication number: 20080009907
    Abstract: An electrode package for use with a defibrillator, the electrode package comprising an outer shell providing a vapor barrier between an interior space inside the outer shell and an exterior environment, one or more defibrillation electrodes positioned in the interior space inside the outer shell, each of the defibrillation electrodes including a metallic layer in electrical contact with a conductive liquid-containing layer through which electrical current is delivered to a patient when the defibrillation electrodes have been applied to the patient, the conductive a liquid-containing layer being subject to drying out as liquid from the water-containing layer vaporizes and travels from the interior space to the external environment, and one or more electrical conductors extending from inside of the outer shell to a package electrical connector outside of the shell, the package electrical connector being configured to be connected to a mating defibrillator electrical connector connected to the defibrillator, and
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2006
    Publication date: January 10, 2008
    Inventors: Marc Cordaro, Michael Parascandola, Ward Hamilton, Michael R. Dupelle, Paul F. Prew
  • Publication number: 20080009908
    Abstract: A combination of a defibrillator and an electrode package, the combination comprising a defibrillator comprising electrical output wires for delivering a defibrillation pulse to defibrillation electrodes, processing circuitry and associated software for controlling the delivery of the defibrillation pulse, an electrical energy storage element for storing the energy delivered in the defibrillation pulse, a user interface element or elements connected to the processing circuitry for accepting one or more inputs from the user and communicating one or more pieces of information to the user, a housing containing the storage element, processing circuitry, and user interface, and a first mechanical element or elements on the exterior of the housing and configured so that an electrode package can be mechanically attached to the exterior of the housing substantially in full view on the exterior, and an electrode package containing the defibrillation electrodes, the package comprising an outer shell, a portion of the o
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2006
    Publication date: January 10, 2008
    Inventors: Michael Parascandola, Ward Hamilton, Marc Cordaro, Michael R. Dupelle, George Reilly, Frederick W. Faller
  • Patent number: 7245974
    Abstract: Electrode assemblies are provided, in which a pair of electrodes is joined by a central member. In some implementations, the electrode assemblies are foldable, and are configured to facilitate correct placement on a patient's chest. Some electrode assemblies include a separable electrode, allowing the electrode assembly to be fitted to patients having particularly large chests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2007
    Assignee: ZOLL Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Michael R. Dupelle, Deborah T. Jones, Ward Hamilton, Frederick W. Faller
  • Patent number: 7231247
    Abstract: Defibrillators are provided that include a passive airway support device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2007
    Assignee: ZOLL Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Frederick W. Faller, Ward Hamilton
  • Publication number: 20070060993
    Abstract: A defibrillation electrode for application to the front of the chest of a patient, the electrode comprising a metallic layer, a conductive liquid-containing layer in contact with the metallic layer and configured to contact the skin of the patient, an adhesive layer surrounding the conductive liquid-containing layer and having a layer of adhesive configured to adhere the electrode to the patient, a release layer configured to be removed from the electrode prior to application to the patient, the release layer being in contact with the adhesive and the conductive liquid-containing layer prior to removal, wherein the electrode has a lateral perimeter at or laterally outside of the adhesive layer, and wherein the lateral perimeter is generally triangular.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2006
    Publication date: March 15, 2007
    Inventors: David Craige, Michael Parascandola, Ward Hamilton, Marc Cordaro, Michael Dupelle, Frederick Geheb
  • Patent number: 7164945
    Abstract: Defibrillators are provided that include a graphical user interface to assist a caregiver in administering resuscitation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2007
    Assignee: ZOLL Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Ward Hamilton, Frederick W. Faller
  • Publication number: 20060200203
    Abstract: Defibrillators are provided that include a graphical user interface to assist a caregiver in administering resuscitation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2006
    Publication date: September 7, 2006
    Inventors: Ward Hamilton, Frederick Faller
  • Publication number: 20060064131
    Abstract: A defibrillation system, comprising at least one first high-voltage defibrillation electrode, at least one second high-voltage defibrillation electrode, a control system electrically connected to the first and second electrodes and configured to cause a defibrillation shock to be applied to a patient through the first and second electrodes, and the control system being configured to pause at least about a second between activation of the defibrillation system and application of a shock to the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2005
    Publication date: March 23, 2006
    Inventors: Gary Freeman, Ward Hamilton, Frederick Faller
  • Patent number: D524943
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2006
    Assignee: ZOLL Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Frederick W. Faller, Ward Hamilton, Michael R. Dupelle, Deborah T. Jones