Patents by Inventor Warren G. Sanborn

Warren G. Sanborn 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: 10582880
    Abstract: A breathing support system is provided. The system may include a breathing support device configured to deliver gas to a patient and a display device associated with the breathing support device. The display device may be configured to display a work of breathing graphic indicating one or more work of breathing measures regarding the patient's breathing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Warren G. Sanborn, Peter R. Doyle
  • Publication number: 20190143059
    Abstract: A mechanical ventilator is provided that includes a dashboard display identifying a patient's current ventilatory status within a global or universal ventilatory mechanics map. This dashboard display is dynamically updated with the patient's condition, and shows trends in the patient's ventilation over time. The map identifies suggested safe and unsafe regions of ventilation for the patient, and the ventilator can display informational texts, trigger auditory and/or visual alarms, and transmit alarm communications in response to determining that the patient is approaching or has entered an unsafe region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: Covidien LP
    Inventor: Warren G. Sanborn
  • Patent number: 9987457
    Abstract: An exhalation assembly that controls the pressure of exhaled gas in a ventilation system is described. The exhalation assembly includes a filter body and a condensate trap. Additionally, a filter/trap module that includes a filter body and a condensate trap is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: David Phillip Winter, Warren G. Sanborn
  • Publication number: 20170164872
    Abstract: A breathing support system is provided. The system may include a breathing support device configured to deliver gas to a patient and a display device associated with the breathing support device. The display device may be configured to display a work of breathing graphic indicating one or more work of breathing measures regarding the patient's breathing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Applicant: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Warren G. Sanborn, Peter R. Doyle
  • Patent number: 9205221
    Abstract: An exhalation value assembly that controls the pressure of exhaled gas in a ventilation system is described. The exhalation valve assembly includes a valve module, removable for cleaning or disposal, a filter module, a flow meter and a condensate trap. Additionally, a filter/trap module that introduces a filter and a condensate trap into the exhalation flow path is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: David Phillip Winter, Warren G. Sanborn
  • Patent number: 9119925
    Abstract: This disclosure describes improved systems and methods for efficiently configuring respiratory settings and/or parameters in a ventilatory system. Specifically, the present methods and user interface provide an efficient and consistent means for configuring ventilatory settings for a new patient. Specifically, the ventilator may be preconfigured with appropriate parameter settings based on an institution-specific protocol, a physician-specific protocol, or other suitable protocol or specification. Indeed, the present disclosure provides an institution and/or physician with increased control over routine ventilatory settings by pre-configuring the ventilator with these routine settings. Further, the present disclosure provides increased assurance as to the consistency of the routine ventilatory settings by eliminating repeated data entry by clinicians, decreasing the chances of error.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Joseph D. Vandine, Peter R. Doyle, Warren G. Sanborn
  • Patent number: 9089659
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a ventilation control system for controlling the ventilation of a patient. The ventilation control system utilizes a user-friendly user interface for the display of patient data and ventilator status, as well as for entering values for ventilation settings to be used to control the ventilator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Charles L. Wallace, Warren G. Sanborn, David Arnett, Jay Butterbrodt, Howard L. Ferguson
  • Publication number: 20140290657
    Abstract: The disclosure describes a method for automatically initiating ventilation, controlling ventilation, transitioning a ventilator to subject controlled ventilation, and weaning a subject from ventilation. The disclosure describes that the method for automatically initiating ventilation includes inputting a physical characteristic of the subject into a ventilator. The physical characteristic may be ideal body weight, height, or age. Based on the inputted physical characteristic, one or more ventilation parameters are calculated. The disclosure describes initiating ventilation based on the calculated parameters. During ventilation at least one physiological parameter of the subject is monitored. At least one ventilation parameter may be adjusted based on the monitoring of the physiological parameters and the inputted physical characteristic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: Joseph D. Vandine, David Hyde, Warren G. Sanborn
  • Patent number: 8789529
    Abstract: The disclosure describes a method for automatically initiating ventilation, controlling ventilation, transitioning a ventilator to subject controlled ventilation, and weaning a subject from ventilation. The disclosure describes that the method for automatically initiating ventilation includes inputting a physical characteristic of the subject into a ventilator. The physical characteristic may be ideal body weight, height, or age. Based on the inputted physical characteristic, one or more ventilation parameters are calculated. The disclosure describes initiating ventilation based on the calculated parameters. During ventilation at least one physiological parameter of the subject is monitored. At least one ventilation parameter may be adjusted based on the monitoring of the physiological parameters and the inputted physical characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Joseph D. Vandine, David Hyde, Warren G. Sanborn
  • Publication number: 20130333703
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a ventilation control system for controlling the ventilation of a patient. The ventilation control system utilizes a user-friendly user interface for the display of patient data and ventilator status. The user interface includes a graphic representation of a breath cycle that displays the breath cycle currently being ventilated, and is also responsive to changes in ventilation settings to assist the user in evaluation the effect of those changes on the ventilator strategy before the changes are implemented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Charles L. Wallace, Warren G. Sanborn, David Arnett, Jay Butterbrodt, Howard L. Ferguson
  • Patent number: 8597198
    Abstract: A breathing support system is provided. The system may include a breathing support device configured to deliver gas to a patient and a display device associated with the breathing support device. The display device may be configured to display a graphic indicating one or more measures regarding the patient's work of breathing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Warren G. Sanborn, Peter R. Doyle
  • Patent number: 8555881
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a ventilation control system for controlling the ventilation of a patient. The ventilation control system utilizes a user-friendly user interface for the display of patient data and ventilator status. The user interface includes a graphic representation of a breath cycle that displays the breath cycle currently being ventilated, and is also responsive to changes in ventilation settings to assist the user in evaluation the effect of those changes on the ventilator strategy before the changes are implemented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Charles L. Wallace, Warren G. Sanborn, David Arnett, Jay Butterbrodt, Howard L. Ferguson
  • Patent number: 8555882
    Abstract: A ventilation control system for controlling the ventilation of a patient. The ventilation control system utilizes a user-friendly user interface for the display of patient data and ventilator status. The user interface includes a graphic representation of a breath cycle that displays the breath cycle currently being ventilated, and is also responsive to changes in ventilation settings to assist the user in evaluating the effect of those changes on the ventilator strategy before the changes are implemented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Charles L. Wallace, Warren G. Sanborn, David Arnett, Jay Butterbrodt, Howard L. Ferguson
  • Publication number: 20130233319
    Abstract: An exhalation valve assembly that controls the pressure of exhaled gas in a ventilation system is described. The exhalation valve assembly includes an actuator module that may be fixed to the ventilation system and a valve module, removable for cleaning or disposal, through which the exhaled gas flows and that controls the pressure and release of the exhaled as to the environment. Other components may also be incorporated into the assembly Including a filter module, a flow meter and a condensate trap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: Covidien LP
    Inventors: David Phillip Winter, Warren G. Sanborn
  • Patent number: 8469031
    Abstract: An exhalation valve assembly that controls the pressure of exhaled gas in a ventilation system is described. The exhalation valve assembly includes an actuator module that may be fixed to the ventilation system and a valve module, removable for cleaning or disposal, through which the exhaled gas flows and that controls the pressure and release of the exhaled gas to the environment. Other components may also be incorporated into the assembly including a filter module, a flow meter and a condensate trap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: David Phillip Winter, Warren G. Sanborn
  • Patent number: 8469030
    Abstract: An exhalation valve assembly that controls the pressure of exhaled gas in a ventilation system is described. The exhalation valve assembly includes an actuator module that may be fixed to the ventilation system and a valve module, removable for cleaning or disposal, through which the exhaled gas flows and that controls the pressure and release of the exhaled gas to the environment. Other components may also be incorporated into the assembly including a filter module, a flow meter and a condensate trap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: David Phillip Winter, Warren G. Sanborn
  • Patent number: 8439037
    Abstract: An exhalation valve assembly that controls the pressure of exhaled gas in a ventilation system is described. The exhalation valve assembly includes an actuator module that may be fixed to the ventilation system and a valve module, removable for cleaning or disposal, through which the exhaled gas flows and that controls the pressure and release of the exhaled gas to the environment. Other components may also be incorporated into the assembly including a filter module, a flow meter and a condensate trap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: David Phillip Winter, Warren G. Sanborn
  • Patent number: 8439036
    Abstract: An exhalation valve assembly that controls the pressure of exhaled gas in a ventilation system is described. The exhalation valve assembly includes an actuator module that may be fixed to the ventilation system and a valve module, removable for cleaning or disposal, through which the exhaled gas flows and that controls the pressure and release of the exhaled gas to the environment. Other components may also be incorporated into the assembly including a filter module, a flow meter and a condensate trap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: David Phillip Winter, Warren G. Sanborn
  • Publication number: 20120279501
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a ventilation control system for controlling the ventilation of a patient. The ventilation control system utilizes a user-friendly user interface for the display of patient data and ventilator status. The user interface includes a graphic representation of a breath cycle that displays the breath cycle currently being ventilated, and is also responsive to changes in ventilation settings to assist the user in evaluation the effect of those changes on the ventilator strategy before the changes are implemented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC
    Inventors: Charles L. Wallace, Warren G. Sanborn, David Arnett, Jay Butterbrodt, Howard L. Ferguson
  • Publication number: 20120277616
    Abstract: A breathing support system is provided. The system may include a breathing support device configured to deliver gas to a patient and a display device associated with the breathing support device. The display device may he configured to display a work of breathing graphic indicating one or more work of breathing measures regarding the patient's breathing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: NELLCOR PURITAN BENNETT INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Warren G. Sanborn, Peter R. Doyle