Respiratory Method Or Device Patents (Class 128/200.24)
  • Patent number: 11179101
    Abstract: Disclosed are biofeedback methods and devices suitable for providing biofeedback useful for helping a user control an own breathing, for example, to help in inducing deep breathing, and such biofeedback devices further comprising a dispenser for dispensing an inhalable substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Inventor: Orna Levin
  • Patent number: 11154682
    Abstract: A ventilation tube unit (2), for connection to a medical ventilator, includes an outer tube (4) with a tubular connection device (18) with a jacket-side branch (24, 28), for connecting a medical unit such as a water trap, arranged between a first outer tube part (20) and a second outer tube part (22). An inner line (6) is arranged within and extends with the outer tube (4) between two port connectors (8). Each outer tube part (20, 22) includes a variable-length outer tube part that can be varied between a compressed state and an expanded state. The connection device (18) is displaceable in the longitudinal direction (A) relative to the inner line (6) by a compression of one outer tube part (20) and a corresponding expansion of the other outer tube part (22). A ventilation system with at least one such ventilation tube unit is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Dr├Ągerwerk AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Thomas Grassl, Gerd Wotha, Meinhard Braedel
  • Patent number: 11135458
    Abstract: A mask is provided that includes a shell with an aperture. A fan assembly is positioned in the aperture and secured to the shell. The exhaust fan functions to dispel contaminants from the surface of the mask. A method of using the mask includes fitting the mask to the face and covering the nose and mouth and not the eyes. The mask is secured to the head. The fan is then activated to dispel contaminants from the surface of the mask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Inventor: Kumara Venkatanarayana Nibhanipudi
  • Patent number: 11097818
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a diving mask, including: a mask having a breath cavity corresponding to a mouth and a nose of a user; a vent tube connected to the mask and provided with an inlet passage, the inlet passage communicating the breath cavity with external air; and an exhaust device communicating the breath cavity, the exhaust device including an exhaust fan configured to discharge air in the breath cavity into an external environment, thereby enabling the external air to flow into the breath cavity through the inlet passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Dong Guan City Blue Dolphin Sporting Goods Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Lixiang Liao
  • Patent number: 11090458
    Abstract: The system includes an air flow generator configured to deliver an air flow at a positive therapeutic pressure during the treatment, and an expiratory valve with an open pressure connected to the air flow generator. The open pressure is dependent on the therapeutic pressure from the air flow generator. The expiratory valve further exerts a back pressure upon each exhalation from the patient sufficient to create a pneumatic splint in the patient's respiratory tract. The exhalation from the patient has a first half followed by a second half, and the back pressure is varied such that during the start of the first half, the back pressure is between 0 and 50% of a peak back pressure, and increases to a peak back pressure in the second half.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: FRESCA MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew H. Cragg, John Logan, Haim Nissimov, Richard Ewers, Mark Adler, Eugene G. Chen, John Edwin Trusheim, John Nolting, Stephen William Anderson, Kevin Chen
  • Patent number: 11083860
    Abstract: A CPAP mask cover and method for making the same are presented. The CPAP mask cover includes first and second material sections arranged in different orientations, such as with the bias of the first material section substantially perpendicular to the bias of the second material section. A first and second seam and opposite ends of the cover connect the first and second material sections along an overlap or abutment of the inner edges of the first and second material sections. A portion of the edges of the first and second material sections between the first and second seams remain unconnected and capable of forming an opening when the mask cover is stretched to fit onto a CPAP mask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Inventor: Rita McPhail
  • Patent number: 11083490
    Abstract: A system includes an access cannula, a deployment cannula having a plurality of engagement arms, and a containment bag. The deployment cannula is slidable within the access cannula between an initial condition, wherein the engagement arms are retained in a contracted configuration, and a deployed condition, wherein the engagement arms are disposed in an expanded configuration. The containment bag includes an open end portion configured to receive the first elongated tubular member and the second elongated tubular member. In the initial condition, a portion of the containment bag towards the open end portion is positioned adjacent at least one of the first elongated tubular member or the second elongated tubular member. In the deployed condition, the portion of the containment bag is expanded such that the portion of the containment bag is spaced-apart from the at least one of the first elongated tubular member or the second elongated tubular member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Scott J. Prior, Paul D. DiCesare, Richard A. Cronenberg
  • Patent number: 11058570
    Abstract: The present invention provides devices and methods for creating and/or maintain patency of the upper airway passage. The device is configured to fit under the chin of a subject at an external location corresponding approximately with the subject's internal soft tissue associated with the neck's anterior triangle. The device includes structural elements designed to optimize comfort, compliance and seal achieved through minimizing the pressure variation along the contact surface of the therapy device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: SOMMETRICS, INC.
    Inventor: Jerome K. Aarestad
  • Patent number: 11052216
    Abstract: An anti-explosion gas generator for health use is provided. The anti-explosion gas generator for health use includes an electrolysis device for electrolyzing water to produce a gas mixture of hydrogen and oxygen. The gas generator for health use further includes a gas mixing system coupled to the electrolysis device for receiving the gas mixture. The gas mixing system mixes the gas mixture with water vapor, an atomized medicine, a volatile essential oil or a combination thereof to produce a health gas. The health gas is provided for being inhaled by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Inventor: Hsin-Yung Lin
  • Patent number: 11039951
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an assistance implement for ameliorating sleep apnea syndrome which is set in an oral cavity of a user to retain an airway of the user. The assistance implement includes: an oral cavity insertion elastic body formed into an arching plate when viewed end-on from the front or rear; and a lip clamping elastic body shaped into a plate, and provided to a front end of the oral cavity insertion elastic body to oppose the oral cavity insertion elastic body from below.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Souken Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroto Masuda
  • Patent number: 11040156
    Abstract: There is provided an electronically controlled, motor-driven, breath actuated metered dose inhaler for delivering aerosolized medicament or other matter to a user. The inhaler may comprise a base housing including a motor-driven actuator and other system components and a removable aerosol cartridge insertably receivable in the base housing. The inhaler may be paired with a smart phone or other client computing device to provide additional functionality, such as to provide instructional information and feedback regarding usage of the inhaler, to generate and display dosage tracking information, and to provide alerts and reminders to a user of the inhaler or others.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Inventors: Michael Riebe, Daniel Deaton, Matthew Ferriter, Jill Karen Sherwood, John Hainsworth, Fred William Hamlin, Ralph Lamble, Scott Lewis, George McGee Perkins
  • Patent number: 11013266
    Abstract: An aerosol delivery device sensory system is provided. The system may include an outer body, an atomizer, and an infrared sensor. The atomizer, which may be received in the outer body, may include a heating element. The infrared sensor may be configured to measure infrared radiation produced by the atomizer. The infrared sensor may be located inside or outside of the outer body. In this regard, by way of example, the infrared sensor may be configured to provide feedback for control purposes, or the infrared sensor may be employed for testing purposes. A fiber optic cable may extend from the infrared sensor to a component to sense the radiation being emitted therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: RAI Strategic Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Alfred Bless, Stephen B. Sears
  • Patent number: 11007338
    Abstract: A fluid trap is disclosed herein. The fluid trap has a tube connector defining a first interior passageway and a second interior passageway. The tube connector is adapted for connection with a dual lumen tube such that the first interior passageway is in fluid communication with one of the dual lumen and the second interior passageway is in fluid communication with the other of the dual lumen. The fluid trap also includes a reservoir operatively connected to the tube connector. The reservoir is in fluid communication with only one of the interior passageways, and is configured to retain fluid from that passageway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: VYAIRE MEDICAL CONSUMABLES LLC
    Inventors: Paul Kendrick, Mark Woelfel
  • Patent number: 10987377
    Abstract: Methods and devices for treating excess mucus accumulation in mammals by administering gaseous inhaled nitric oxide or nitric oxide releasing compounds as a mucolytic agent or expectorant are provided. Delivery of gaseous nitric oxide can be made nasally or orally and is preferably substantially coincident with inhalation of the mammal or based on a synchronous parameter of the mammal's respiratory cycle. Varying therapeutic profiles may be used for the delivery of gaseous nitric oxide depending on the severity of the excess mucus accumulation. Parameters for the therapeutic profiles may include flow rate of nitric oxide containing gas, duration of administration of nitric oxide containing gas, number of breaths for which nitric oxide containing gas is to be administered, and concentrations of therapeutic NO delivered to the airways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Advanced Inhalation Therapies (AIT), Ltd.
    Inventors: Bruce R. Murray, Christopher C. Miller, Douglas R. Hole, Bryan Perry
  • Patent number: 10981787
    Abstract: An oxygen generator includes a bag body and supporting components. The bag body is configured to contain a reactive liquid, a reactant and a catalyst, and the bag body includes a bag piece, a circumferential sealing part and separation parts. The circumferential sealing part is bound with a part of the periphery of the bag piece, so as to define a range of an inner space, and a range of the rest part of the periphery of the bag piece defines an opening. Both ends of each separation part are connected to the circumferential sealing part so as to separate the inner space into a plurality of separate spaces, and the plurality of separate spaces respectively contain the reactant and the catalyst. The supporting components are contained in one of the plurality of separate spaces, and the positions, corresponding to the supporting components, of the bag body are incompressible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: COOLERBIT TECHNOLOGY LTD
    Inventor: Jian-Dih Jeng
  • Patent number: 10976910
    Abstract: A system is disclosed that includes a breathing apparatus, a touch screen unit and a processing unit. A first content (30) is displayed at a first screen location (30) of the touch screen. Upon a user input, comprising a gesture (35) of one or more gestures, at the first screen location (31), a second content related to the first content (30) is selected and displayed in dependence of the gesture (35) and the first content (30). The first content (30) is free of an indication of the second content, such as an indication comprised in the list of an icon, soft-button or a menu configured to activate the second content upon user selection on the touch screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: MAQUET CRITICAL CARE AB
    Inventor: Anette Sunna
  • Patent number: 10960165
    Abstract: A moisture removal apparatus for a breathing circuit includes a breathing gas conduit for receiving a flow of breathing gas having a first humidity level. A dry gas conduit is provided adjacent to at least a portion of the breathing gas conduit for receiving a flow of dry gas having a second humidity level lower than the first humidity level. A heating element extends from an upstream end of the breathing gas conduit to a downstream end of the breathing gas conduit. The heating element provides heat to the flow of breathing gas such that the breathing gas at the downstream end is heated to a higher temperature than the breathing gas at the upstream end. A moisture transmission pathway enables transfer of moisture from the breathing gas to the dry gas based on the humidity differential.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: TELEFLEX MEDICAL INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Daniel P. Dwyer, Christopher S. Jackson
  • Patent number: 10921597
    Abstract: A heads-up display comprises a housing, a pressure sealed optical element disposed at a front end of the housing, and a dive computer disposed within the housing. The dive computer includes a display panel. There is a lens disposed in the housing between the infrared cut-off filter and the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Shearwater Research Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Gregory Partridge, Tyler Coen, Mitchell Gordon Burton, Jefferson Cervantes
  • Patent number: 10905842
    Abstract: A respiratory assembly is provided. The assembly includes a base engaged with at least one connector and in fluid communication with a hose or fluid source for allowing the gaseous flowthrough between the at least one connector, the base and the hose or fluid source. The assembly further includes a pair of sockets engaged with the at least one connector, and a pair of posts, each post selectively engageable with at least one of the pair of sockets. Each post includes a flange that defines an opening therethrough, the openings in fluid communication with each corresponding socket of the pair of sockets. Each post further includes an adhesive adhered to each flange and configured for sealably engaging a patient's nare.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: SNAP CPAP, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart Heatherington, Haans Petruschke, Michael Sturdevant
  • Patent number: 10893971
    Abstract: An external nasal dilator comprises resilient and engagement elements, and includes end regions adapted to engage tissues overlaying and adjacent first and second nasal passages of a human nose. Each end region includes a plurality of resilient spring finger components separated therebetween by engagement element tab extensions. The end regions are further adapted to extend around the anatomical depression formed by the alar crease adjacent each nostril. When in use the dilator stabilizes or expands said tissues and prevents or inhibits the nasal outer walls from drawing inward during breathing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Corbett Lair, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph V. Ierulli
  • Patent number: 10881817
    Abstract: The present system (10) comprises a subject interface (22), a segmenter (12), a loosener (14), sensors (18), and computer processors (28). The segmenter is configured to selectively control gas flow through the subject interface to provide high amplitude pressure oscillations (44) during exhalation such that the high amplitude pressure oscillations aid cough productivity in the subject. The loosener controls gas flow through the subject interface to provide low amplitude pressure oscillations (43, 63) during inhalation (48, 68) and exhalation (49) such that the low amplitude pressure oscillations loosen respiratory secretions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Maarten Leonardus Christian Brand, Michael Edward Colbaugh, James Garsteck, Wei Zhou
  • Patent number: 10881820
    Abstract: A breathable gas supply apparatus has a flow generator configured to pressurize a flow of breathable gas and a humidifier base unit configured to be coupled to the flow generator. A water container is configured to be removably coupled to the humidifier base unit and includes an air inlet and an air inlet passage extending into an interior of the water container from the air inlet. The air inlet passage is configured to direct the pressurized flow of breathable gas in a direction that is substantially parallel to a base of the water container. A barrier wall is provided across an outlet end of the air inlet passage and extends downward from the air inlet passage toward the water container base. In addition, a curved wall opposes both the outlet end of the air inlet passage and the barrier wall and extends downward toward the water container base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: ResMed Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Geoffrey Crumblin, Michael Thomas Janiak, Dan Kao, Barton John Kenyon, Perry David Lithgow, Rohan Neil Primrose, Jim Saada, John Michael Snow, Duncan Lovel Trevor-Wilson, Alexander Virr, Arthur Kin-Wai Yee
  • Patent number: 10857321
    Abstract: A filter device includes a distal housing comprising a distal inner port and a distal outer port; a proximal housing comprising a proximal inner port and a proximal outer port, the proximal housing being sealingly affixed to the distal housing to form an inspiratory pathway between the distal inner port and the proximal inner port and to form an expiratory pathway between the distal outer port and the proximal outer port that is fluidly sealed from the inspiratory pathway, the inspiratory pathway being laterally adjacent the expiratory pathway; and a first filter in the inspiratory pathway or in the expiratory pathway to filter gases flowing through the inspiratory pathway or the expiratory pathway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: AMBU A/S
    Inventors: Kevin Winkler, Yun Siung Tony Yeh, Patrick Coleman, Charles Rosebrock, Thomas W. McGrail, Natasha Reynolds, Brian Gerster, Kleve Heavin, Jakob Koch
  • Patent number: 10843015
    Abstract: A system and method for completing fit tests on a respirator mask, and indicating end of service life for one or more elements of the respirator mask. The system includes an electronics module mounted on the interior of the face mask. The module includes a pressure sensor, and possibly other sensors, such as gas sensors, temperature sensors, and humidity sensors. The module may detect the pressure on the interior of the mask during fit tests to detect any leaks in the mask. The module may be used for positive and negative pressure fit tests. Additionally, the module may include one or more indicators (lights, sounds, vibrations) for alerting a user during a fit test. The module may also detect end of service life by analyzing the sensor data, and may indicate end of service life to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Swapnil Gopal Patil, Karl B. Schart, Praveen Kumar Palacharla, Anjaiah Tumu, PhaniKumar Kagithapu
  • Patent number: 10813435
    Abstract: A noninvasive method for tightening loose neck skin embodying a non-expensive, indiscrete external tensioning device is provided. The tensioning device is adapted to physically tension and tighten the loose neck skin. The tensioning device may be an elongated thin sheath defining a first surface and an opposing second surface. The first surface provides an adhesive portion that may be adhered to the back of a user's neck is such a manner so as to pull their frontal neck skin upward and backward for effectuating a noninvasive facelift thereof. Embedded between the first and second surfaces may be an integrated memory wire adaptable to move to a pinched condition providing additional tension force between the opposing ends of the tensioning device, and in turn to the neck skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Inventor: Janet Kranes
  • Patent number: 10803983
    Abstract: A system and method for auto-regulating therapeutic administration to a patient for achieving artificial homeostasis. The system includes a plurality of modules designed to create an automated therapeutic administration system. An auto-regulation module maintains a target vital level within a patient by comparing measured levels with stored target levels; a delivery module delivers an amount of a therapeutic to a patient based on instructions from the auto-regulation module, and a sensor module measures patient levels and transmits the measurements to the auto-regulation unit. The auto-regulation module compares the measured levels with the stored target levels, and, based on the comparison, instructs the delivery module to alter the amount of therapeutic administered to the patient, in an effort to match the measured levels with the target levels, thereby creating a closed feedback loop designed to achieve an artificial homeostasis for a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Miraclebots, LLC
    Inventors: Ananda Som, Anup Som
  • Patent number: 10799654
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of determining the efficacy of a substance that is vaporized and inhaled by a user includes receiving a cartridge within a housing of a vapor inhalation device. The cartridge stores a substance therein. The housing has an opening at a first end thereof. A characteristic of the substance in the cartridge is measured. At least a portion of the substance in the cartridge is vaporized to create a vapor. The vapor is in fluid communication with the opening of the housing. At least a portion of the vapor flows through the opening at the first end of the housing. A characteristic of the at least a portion of the vapor flowing through the opening is measured. Data is analyzed to generate an output. The data includes substance data associated with the measured characteristic of the substance and vapor data associated with the measured characteristic of the vapor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Cloudmode Corp.
    Inventors: John Thomas Dagnello, John Thomas Wellehan
  • Patent number: 10773107
    Abstract: An embodiment relates to a hose device for a breathing apparatus, characterized by at least one electric line (2) and at least one pressure line (3) within the open-cross-section of the hose device (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: MISA Europe GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Kuba, Wolfgang Weber
  • Patent number: 10751160
    Abstract: A one-way valve device for blocking airflow in a lung passageway. The device includes a frame structure and a frameless membrane. The frame structure includes a hub and anchors. The frameless membrane attaches to the hub section. The anchors and the frameless membrane are at first radial positions in a closed configuration and at second radial positions in an open configuration. The first radial positions is closer to a central longitudinal axis of the device than the second radial positions. The frameless membrane includes a plurality of petals coupled to the base section. In the open configuration, the petals curve away from the central longitudinal axis of the one-way valve device. Proximal sections of the petals overlap proximal sections of adjacent petals when the one-way valve device is in the open or closed configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Gyrus ACMI, Inc.
    Inventor: Alyssa Philipps
  • Patent number: 10751491
    Abstract: A ventilator that delivers air at different pressures to a patient during inspiratory and expiratory cycles of breathing and that cycles from inspiratory to expiratory operation when the patient's respiratory flow passes a threshold level. The threshold generally increases from the beginning of inspiration to the end of inspiration. The increase can be linear over all or only a portion of the inspiratory cycle, and the threshold can be adjusted so that cycling is prevented during the initial portion of an inspiratory cycle. The minimum and maximum levels may both be functions of peak flow and the threshold may increase as a function of elapsed inspiratory time. The rate at which the threshold increases from a minimum level to a maximum level may be adjustable for individual patient needs and may be determined from previous breaths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: ResMed Pty Ltd
    Inventor: David John Bassin
  • Patent number: 10753949
    Abstract: A method of diagnosing or assessing risk of a tauopathy in a person is disclosed. The method may comprise collecting a nasal sample of exhaled breath from the person's nose, analyzing the nasal sample to detect the presence of tau protein in the sample, and determining the concentration of tau protein in the nasal sample, wherein the tau protein concentration in the nasal sample indicates susceptibility to the tauopathy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignees: REHABILITATION INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO, NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Jordan Grafman, Christina M. Zelano, Katherina K. Hauner
  • Patent number: 10709863
    Abstract: An interconnect assembly is for a pressure support system that includes a gas flow generator and a patient interface device fluidly coupled to the gas flow generator. The gas flow generator produces a flow of breathing gas for a patient. The interconnect assembly includes: a conduit fluidly coupled to each of the gas flow generator and the patient interface device, the conduit having a length, and an adjustment assembly including: a number of tension members each at least partially overlaying the conduit, each of the tension members being structured to move independently with respect to the conduit, and a winding apparatus connected to each of the tension members, the winding apparatus being structured to wind each of the tension members. When the winding apparatus winds the tension members, the length of the conduit decreases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventor: Matthew Paul Eury
  • Patent number: 10682486
    Abstract: A therapeutic level medical gas delivery system includes a pressure regulator with a control point for a flow of medical gas through a critical flow orifice; a variable flow restrictor; and a mixing chamber for the combination of fixed flows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Nu-Med Plus Inc.
    Inventors: William Moon, Thomas A. Tait
  • Patent number: 10674922
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a self-contained hand-held device that obtains vital signs accurately, simultaneously, comfortably, and quickly. Unlike currently used devices that require trained personnel and the attachment of sensors to the different parts of the patient's body, this device can obtain all vital signs +ECG and pulse-ox by being held by the patient for approximately half a minute. The device contains sensors on the hand-held unit as well as on the individual/disposable mouthpiece. The method of the present invention includes simultaneously acquiring the following measurements: temperature, pulse rate, breathing rate, blood pressure, electrocardiogram, and pulse-ox waveform and blood oxygen level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Aidar Health
    Inventors: Gene Yevgeny Fridman, Yang Hong, Hai Tang
  • Patent number: 10675424
    Abstract: A respiratory treatment apparatus and method in which a leak is determined by using an averaging window. The window starts at the present time and extends back in time to a point determined according to a current one of progressively detected phase measures of a first respiratory cycle and a corresponding phase measure attributable to a preceding second respiratory cycle. In another aspect, a jamming index indicates whether the leak is rapidly changing. To the extent that jamming is high, the leak estimate used progressively changes from that using sliding breath-window averaging to a more robust and faster responding low-pass filter method, and adjustment of ventilatory support based on measures employing estimated respiratory flow is slowed down or stopped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: ResMed Pty Ltd
    Inventor: David John Bassin
  • Patent number: 10646732
    Abstract: A mask seal test method, device, and system of using the same are described herein. One method for testing a mask seal can include blocking a respirator cartridge to create pressure within a mask, wherein the mask includes a pressure sensor, measuring pressure values within the mask using the pressure sensor, and notifying a user in response to an increased pressure decay value among the pressure values received by the mask identification reader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Lakshmi Sailaja Rachapudi, Christopher S. Larsen
  • Patent number: 10624733
    Abstract: A stent comprising: two or more stent sections; one or more rods extending between the two or more stent sections; wherein one the one or more rods is fixedly connected to a fixed anchor that is connected to a first of the two or more stent sections, and a second of the two or more of stent sections are movable connected to one of the one or more rods by a movable anchor; and wherein the stent supports an opening of an anatomical passageway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Spiration, Inc.
    Inventors: Hugo Xavier Gonzalez, Clinton L. Finger
  • Patent number: 10622103
    Abstract: A system and method for recording video healthcare information of an individual under care based on properties of the information without deleting data, includes a device for capturing data relating to an individual, and configured to transmit a signal identifying the device, a memory for storing rules relating to the device, a buffer, a database; and a processor. The processor receives the device identification signal and said data, and retrieves the rules from the memory. Based on the rules, the processor determines, whether the data is to be stored in the database; or stored in the buffer. Based on the content of the data, the processor determines the location of the device, the time that the data was recorded, whether the individual recorded is identified as the individual under care, and the activity performed by the individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Therap Services, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Allen Robbins, Justin Mark Brockie, James Kelly, David Turock
  • Patent number: 10610652
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method for synchronized ventilation using an external diaphragm pacemaker and a ventilator, which includes the following steps: (1) filtrating captured EAdi signal to reduce the noises, (2) assessing the absolute peak value a of the EAdi signal and: if a<0.5 ?V, adjust the external diaphragm pacemaker to issue a stimulus current at a frequency of 10-12 beats per minute, and at the same time trigger the ventilator to perform ventilation in an assisted ventilation mode; if 0.5?a?1.0 ?V, adjust the external diaphragm pacemaker to issue a stimulus current at a frequency of 5-8 beats per minute, and at the same time trigger the ventilator to perform ventilation in an assisted ventilation mode; if 1.0<a?2.0 ?V, adjust the external diaphragm pacemaker to issue a stimulus current at a frequency of 3-4 beats per minute and at the same time trigger the ventilator to perform ventilation in an assisted ventilation mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Inventor: Hongxuan Zhang
  • Patent number: 10610494
    Abstract: Provided are methods and devices useful for treating a respiratory disease or disorder involving the central or upper airways. The methods and devices deliver to central or upper airways of a subject a vapor or aerosol comprising an effective amount of an active ingredient selected from the group consisting of menthol, menthone, neomenthol, isomenthol, and menthofuran. The methods are useful for treating conditions including cough, asthma, bronchitis, and allergic rhinitis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY
    Inventor: Adriane Fugh-Berman
  • Patent number: 10603457
    Abstract: A respiratory mask includes a mask frame and a soft mask pad. The mask frame includes a ring-shaped base which is disposed at the front end of the mask pad, and a pair of wing portions which are connected to two opposite sides of the ring-shaped base and each of which is formed with a free end face. The mask pad includes an abutting portion, and is transformable between a non-sealing state, where the abutting portion is separated from the free end faces, and a sealing state, where the abutting portion abuts against the free end faces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: HSINER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Eric Chang
  • Patent number: 10576251
    Abstract: A catheter securement device adapted to be adhesively mounted to the skin of a patient to secure a catheter in place, the device having a flexible, thin, sheet-like base member with a distal edge and a midportion, and a releasable, flexible, thin, sheet-like retention member. The retention member may include a first releasable end, a second releasable end, a proximal edge, and a distal edge. The distal edge of the retention member is offset from the distal edge of the base member to define an uplift focus area in the midportion of the base member, such that upward pull on the catheter is transferred to the midportion of the base member to preclude the base member from being peeled from the patient's skin. The retention member may be releasably attached to the base member using a hook-and-loop fastener impregnated with adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: TDI Products, LLC
    Inventor: Arthur Parkhurst
  • Patent number: 10573161
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods are provided for adherence monitoring, and devices, systems, and methods are provided for monitoring use of consumable dispensers. In general, the devices, systems, and methods can facilitate an individual's adherence to a schedule for consuming consumables and can facilitate monitoring and tracking of the individual's adherence to the schedule. The devices, systems, and methods can allow data regarding the individual's historical adherence to the schedule to be accessible via a computer system. In one embodiment, an accessory is provided that can be configured to attach to consumable dispensers. The accessory can be configured to be removably and replaceably coupled to the dispenser. The accessory can be configured to provide a notification to a user indicating that a certain event occurred and/or that a certain action needs to be taken. The accessory can be configured to sense attachment thereof to and removal thereof from the dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Gecko Health Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Yechiel Engelhard, Mark Maalouf
  • Patent number: 10555677
    Abstract: Devices, methods and systems for predicting and detecting a change in a physiological condition of a subject are disclosed. A device for detecting and predicting a change in physiological condition of a subject may include one or more processors configured to: (i) analyze changes in a heart rhythm of a subject; (ii) analyze a signal from one or more biomarkers that are associated with a physiological condition of the subject; and (iii) determine, based on the changes in the heart rhythm and the signal from the one or more biomarkers, whether there is a change in the physiological condition of the subject during a time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: MEDICUS ENGINEERING APS
    Inventors: Jesper Fleischer, Simon Lebech Cichosz
  • Patent number: 10556095
    Abstract: A breathing enhancement system for use with eyewear having a compressible liner. The breathing enhancement system includes a pair of clips configured to be selectively attachable to the eyewear and adapted to compress the compressible liner when attached to the eyewear to define a compressed portion of the compressible liner. A clip liner is adapted to engage with and extend between the pair of clips, with the clip liner being configured to reside within the compressed portion of the compressible liner. A pair of nasal appliques are configured to be selectively placeable on respective lateral portions the nose of a user, with each nasal applique being adapted to be magnetically urged toward a respective one of the pair of clips in response to placement of the eyewear adjacent the nose of the user to cause the nasal passage of the user to open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Inventor: James D. Castillo
  • Patent number: 10518048
    Abstract: A respiratory therapy apparatus includes components operable to simultaneously provide a High Frequency Chest Wall Oscillation (HFCWO) therapy and a Mechanical Insufflation/Exsufflation (MIE) therapy to a patient. The respiratory therapy apparatus includes a controller that controls a synchronization of the HFCWO therapy and the MIE therapy to provide respiratory therapy to the patient to effectively clear mucous or induce deep sputum from the lungs of patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, PTE Ltd.
    Inventors: John A. Bobey, Jason A. Penninger, Brian E. Byrd, Brian C. Becker, Michael A. Roux, Kristin McFall
  • Patent number: 10507296
    Abstract: A system includes: a first sensor configured to measure one of a ventilatory volume, a concentration of gas, a respiratory rate and a respiratory pressure; a second sensor configured to measure a pressure associated with a mask adapted to be attached to a human patient or a mannequin; a processor configured to analyze a measurement value of the first sensor and a measurement value of the second sensor; and an output unit connected to the processor, and configured to output, based on a result of the analysis of the processor, at least one of: a condition of the mask adapted to be attached to the human patient or the mannequin; and a condition of the human patient or the mannequin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignees: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Nihon Kohden Corporation
    Inventors: Vinay Nadkarni, Akira Nishisaki, Elizabeth Foglia, Dana Niles, Fumihiko Takatori
  • Patent number: 10492942
    Abstract: Pressurized wound treatment devices and methods of use are provided herein. In some embodiments, such devices provide consistent or adjustable pressure to a treatment site. Such devices and methods are useful, for example, in treating or preventing inflammation and/or blood flow or loss at a treatment site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Inventor: Alexander J. Camacho
  • Patent number: 10489035
    Abstract: A system includes a breathing apparatus, a touch screen unit and a processing unit. A first content is displayed at a first screen location of the touch screen. Upon a user input, comprising a gesture of one or more gestures, at the first screen location, a second content related to the first content is selected and displayed in dependence of the gesture and the first content. The first content (30) is free of an indication of the second content, such as an indication comprised in the list of an icon, soft-button or a menu configured to activate the second content upon user selection on the touch screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: MAQUET CRITICAL CARE AB
    Inventor: Anette Sunna
  • Patent number: 10478544
    Abstract: A medicament preparation system, according to an embodiment, includes a water purification module and a medicament proportioning module. The system is configured to allow convenient and safe use in a home environment or a critical care environment as well as others affording safety, reliability, and a compact form factor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: NXSTAGE MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Goetz Friederichs, William Weigel, Dennis M. Treu, Jeffrey H. Burbank, James M. Brugger, Keith J. Wheeler, Scott W. Newell