Means For Quickly Connecting Or Disconnecting Apparatus Components Patents (Class 128/202.27)
  • Patent number: 10898664
    Abstract: A respiratory treatment apparatus configured to provide a flow of breathable gas to a patient, including a breathable air outlet, an outside air inlet, and an pneumatic block module, wherein the pneumatic block module includes: a volute assembly including an inlet air passage, a mount for a blower and an outlet air passage; the blower being mounted in the mount such that an impeller of the blower is in a flow passage connecting the inlet air passage and the outlet air passage; a casing enclosing the volute assembly, wherein air passages within the casing connect air ports on the volute assembly, wherein the inlet air passage of the volute assembly is in fluid communication with the outside air inlet and the outlet air passage of the volute assembly is in fluid communication with the air outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Inventors: Kenneth Taylor, Simon Robert Cork, Jonathan Huw Thomas, Eva Ng, Benjamin John Leavens, Enrico Brambilla, Frank Van Regteren, Philippe Auguste Chalvignac, Zdzislaw Antoni Ziolkowski, Arthur Kin-Wai Yee, Geoff Crumblin, David Creusot
  • Patent number: 10881139
    Abstract: An e-vaping device may include a pre-vapor formulation tank configured to hold a pre-vapor formulation, an adaptor that includes a vaporizer assembly configured to vaporize the pre-vapor formulation, and a flavor insert positioned to receive vapors formed by the vaporizer assembly. The flavor insert may hold at least one flavorant. The tank, adaptor, and flavor insert may be a non-combustible vaping element that includes a channel into which the flavor insert may be inserted to be positioned to receive the vapors. The flavor insert and the vaporizer assembly may be at opposing ends of the channel. The flavor insert may be a detachable insert configured to be inserted into the tank element. The flavor element may be a tobacco element. The tobacco element may be at least a portion of a cigarette.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: ALTRIA CLIENT SERVICES LLC
    Inventors: San Li, Ben Ragland, Diane Gee, Raquel Olegario
  • Patent number: 10863773
    Abstract: This non-combustion type flavor inhaler is provided with an atomization unit having an aerosol source and a resistive heating element for atomizing the aerosol source with resistive heat, and a control unit which controls the amount of power supplied to the resistive heating element, wherein the amount of power supplied to the resistive heating element during the action of a single puff is represented by E, characteristic parameters of the atomization unit are represented by a and b, the amount of the aerosol source consumed with one puff action is represented by L, and the control unit calculates L with the formula L=aE+b, or, controls E in accordance with the formula E=(L?b)/a.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: JAPAN TOBACCO INC.
    Inventors: Akihiko Suzuki, Tatsuaki Iriya, Takuma Nakano, Manabu Yamada
  • Patent number: 10835733
    Abstract: A connector or connector assembly for attaching a nasal cannula with a gas delivery hose includes a sensor port for a sensor probe positioned near an end of a nasal cannula, which can allow the sensor probe to be placed closer to the patient's nostrils than previous connector parts allowed. The connector assembly can be configured to automatically align locking protrusions on a first component with locking recesses on a second component, where insertion of the second component within the first component causes the second component to rotate relative to the first component, thereby aligning the locking protrusions with associated locking recesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Laurence Gulliver, Michael Paul Ronayne, Charles William Douglas Irving
  • Patent number: 10821253
    Abstract: A patient interface used in a respiratory care system. The patient interface having an un-deflected configuration, a deflected configuration, and a formed configuration. The patient interface is adapted to elastically deflect, under the application of force, from the un-deflected configuration to the deflected configuration, and permanently deform when in the deflected configuration by mechanical creep deformation to the formed configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Laurence Gulliver, Jason Allan Klenner, Sooji Hope Clarkson
  • Patent number: 10821243
    Abstract: A fluid supply warning and communication system including fluid tight engagements being made with tubing having at least one connector end chosen from a universal connector, a twist-on nipple, and a v-shaped end. A gas supply warning and communication system including a first upstream gas path, a second upstream gas path, and a downstream gas path made with tubing having at least one connector end chosen from a universal connector, a twist-on nipple, and a v-shaped end. A method of increasing humidity in a downstream gas path in the gas supply warning and communication system by flowing gas through a downstream gas path tubing that increases humidity to an end use appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Advanced Interactive Response Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Valerie A. Obenchain
  • Patent number: 10786642
    Abstract: Component of a patient interface, particularly a cushion, comprising a first part and a second part, wherein the second part is made of a foamed material which is foamed-on the first part. A Method and tool for manufacturing a component of a patient interface, particularly a cushion, comprising the steps molding a first part of the component and foaming a second part on the first part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: ResMed Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Achim Biener, Bernd Christoph Lang
  • Patent number: 10773108
    Abstract: An improved safety device for a self-contained breathing apparatus, and an improved self-contained breathing apparatus having thermal imaging capabilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: MSA Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Kaustubh Misra, Michael F. Becker, David E. Garrett, Henry A. Fonzi, III
  • Patent number: 10661104
    Abstract: Full facemask including a face seal configured to directly engage a face of an individual. The face seal defines a lens opening. The full facemask also includes a mask lens that is coupled to the face seal and disposed within the lens opening. The mask lens has a passage edge that defines a cartridge passage through the mask lens. The full facemask also includes a cartridge module having at least one of a filter or an air regulator. The cartridge module is disposed within the cartridge passage and circumscribed by the passage edge of the mask lens. The full facemask also includes a locking member that includes a first member surface that directly engages the mask lens and a second member surface that directly engages the cartridge module. The locking member secures the mask lens and the cartridge module in fixed positions with respect to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Scott Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Judge W Morgan, Daniel Charles Symons, Dyfan Evans, John David Mouser, Darin Kyle Thompson
  • Patent number: 10589137
    Abstract: Embodiments relate generally to a self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA comprising a waist pad bumper system. The waist pad bumper system may comprise a soft rubber gasket located between the waist pad and the backplate of the SCBA, operable to compress to cushion the movement of the backplate with respect to the waist pad; a hard rubber gasket located between the waist pad and the backplate operable to compress to cushion the movement of the backplate with respect to the waist pad; one or more magnets located on the waist pad; and one or more magnets located on the backplate operable to interact with the one or more magnets located on the waist pad, wherein the magnets of the waist pad have the same polarization as the magnets of the backplate and therefore repel each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Bruce Liu, Terry Zhao, Kevin Lu, Devin Li
  • Patent number: 10589040
    Abstract: A medication inhalation apparatus formed of a single, unitary sheet of stock, includes an outer housing, movable between collapsed and expanded states, encompassing a first volume. An inner barrier within the outer housing delineates a second volume. An inhaler opening to the first volume is within a sidewall of the outer housing at a first location. A mouth opening to the second volume is within a sidewall of the outer housing at a second location. A one-way inhalation valve connecting the first volume and the second volume is formed from a sidewall of the inner barrier. A one-way exhalation valve connecting the second volume and the exterior of the outer housing is formed from a sidewall of the outer housing and inner barrier at a third location. In the expanded state, gas flows from the inhaler to the first volume, the first volume to the second volume, and the second volume to a user's mouth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: THAYER MEDICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joel Hyde, James Strickland, Jennifer Johnson
  • Patent number: 10545164
    Abstract: A portable device for checking wind direction discharges a visible, and optionally scented, vapor stream into the atmosphere in a well-defined reference direction. In some embodiments, the device includes a power source, a vessel having an internal plenum chamber storing a volume of air, a reservoir containing a vaporizable agent, a vaporizing element associated with the vaporizable agent, and a pressure switch. The vessel is deformable to generate an airflow that operates the pressure switch to temporarily connect the power source to the vaporizing element, thereby energizing the vaporizing element to generate vapor. The airflow also carries the vapor into the atmosphere as a visible vapor stream flowing in the reference direction. The reservoir and vaporizing element may be carried in a cartridge removably mounted on the device. Other embodiments operate similarly, but use alternative means for generating gaseous flow to operate the switch and/or carry vapor into the atmosphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Arcus Hunting, LLC
    Inventor: Daniel A. Ferrara, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10493217
    Abstract: Inhalator (50) comprising an aerosol generator (64) configured to generate an aerosol by nebulizing a fluid and a controller (24) configured to control operation of the aerosol generator and a housing (11, 51) accommodating at least the aerosol generator and the controller, the housing having a base (12) for supporting the housing on a horizontal surface, wherein a portion (35) of the housing accommodating at least a portion of the controller is arranged further away from the base than the aerosol generator as seen in a vertical direction, when the base is supported on the horizontal surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: PARI Pharma GmbH
    Inventors: Tom McPherson Allnutt, Wolfgang Achtzehner, Thomas Gallem, Uwe Hetzer
  • Patent number: 10485268
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an electronic smoking device, comprising a cell part (1), a cigarette body part (2) and a cigarette holder (3). The cigarette body part (2) comprises a shell (4) and a heating element (7) arranged within the shell (4). The heating element (7) comprises a tobacco container (5) in the shape of tube, and the cigarette body part (2) is provided with a through hole (17) which is connected to the tobacco container (5). The heating element (7) also comprises a heating unit (6); the heating unit (6) is sleeved on the outside of the tobacco container (5). The electronic smoking device of the present invention makes it possible to load and remove the tobacco conveniently, thus facilitating the cleaning of the tobacco container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: SHENZHEN JIANAN TECHNOLOGY CO., LIMITED
    Inventor: Shuigen Liu
  • Patent number: 10471229
    Abstract: A patient transfer device is configured for use with at least one host device which is capable of providing respiratory support to a patient. The patient transfer device includes an inspiratory port and an expiratory port which are configured to pneumatically connect to the host. An inspiratory connection is pneumatically connected to the inspiratory port and an expiratory connection is pneumatically connected to the expiratory port. An inspiratory valve is coupled between the inspiratory port and the inspiratory connection and expiratory valve is coupled between the expiratory port and the expiratory connection. The inspiratory valve and the expiratory valve are operable between first configurations that permit flow there though and second configurations that occlude flow through the valves. The inspiratory valve and the expiratory valve are configured to operate in the second configuration when the patient transfer device is disconnected from the at least one host device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Timothy Patrick McCormick, Bradley Baum, Andreas Tzanetakis
  • Patent number: 10420907
    Abstract: A patient interface system for delivery of a supply of air at positive pressure to the entrance of a patient's airways for treatment of sleep disordered breathing includes an air delivery tube connected to a flexible portion of a plenum; a vent structure having sufficient rigidity to support its own weight under gravity and/or not to block or fold under tube movement or tube drag; and a patient interface structure. The patient interface structure includes a seal forming structure arranged on a top portion of the plenum; and a seal positioning and stabilizing structure connected to a flexible portion of the plenum. The seal-forming structure is substantially decoupled from a tube drag force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: ResMed Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Gerard Michael Rummery, Robert Edward Henry, Phoebe Katherine Hill, Andrew Hurst, Fiona Catherine Carroll
  • Patent number: 10375993
    Abstract: A cartridge for an e-vaping device includes an infrared sensor configured to measure infrared radiation emitted by at least a portion of a heating element coupled to a dispensing interface in the cartridge. The field of view of the infrared sensor may encompass an entirety of the heating element. The infrared sensor may be an infrared light emitting diode. The e-vaping device may include control circuitry configured to determine the temperature of the heating element based on sensor data generated by the infrared sensor and control the electrical power supplied to the cartridge based on the temperature of the heating element. The control circuitry may control the electrical power to maintain the temperature of the heating element below a threshold temperature. The control circuitry may determine the heating element temperature based on accessing at least a portion of the sensor data stored at a storage device in the cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Ed Cadieux, Barry S. Smith
  • Patent number: 10350335
    Abstract: Disclosed is a suction device. The suction device includes a sensor unit configured to measure breathing condition of a patient, a tube unit configured to move into a bronchus of the patient so as to suck foreign material generated in the bronchus of the patient when a measured value measured by the sensor unit exceeds a predetermined reference value, and a control unit configured to control an operation of the tube unit based on the measured value measured by the sensor unit. According to the present invention, there is provided the suction device which is automatically operated by directly determining whether foreign material is generated in the bronchus of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: LMECA CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jung-kil Kang
  • Patent number: 10322254
    Abstract: A swivel elbow and connector assembly for a patient interface system includes a ring configured to be sealingly secured in an aperture of the patient interface system. The ring includes a first side in an interior of the patient interface system and a second side at an exterior of the patient interface system when the ring is secured in the aperture. The ring also includes a plurality of vents configured to permit flow of gases from the interior to the exterior of the patient interface system. The swivel elbow and connector assembly includes an elbow swivelably secured in the ring. A patient interface system for delivering a flow of breathable gas to a user includes a patient interface structure configured to sealing engage the face of the user. The patient interface structure includes an aperture. A swivel elbow and connector assembly is sealingly secured in the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: ResMed Limited
    Inventors: Teck Fong, Stephen Gray, Adam Francis Barlow, Robert Thomas Burnham, Christopher Scott Skipper, David Anthony Pidcock, Tumul Gupta, Damien Julian Mazzone, Jose Ignacio Romagnoli, Christopher Samuel Cullen
  • Patent number: 10315057
    Abstract: A connector system for connecting a cable having a length to an item includes a base operatively connectible to the item, the base including a channel to seat at least a portion of the cable, the channel being in operative connection with the item upon connection of the base to the item, and a rotatable member which is rotatable relative to the base. The cable is in operative connection with the rotatable member so that, as the rotating member rotates relative to the base, a bend in the cable is formed at different locations in the length of the cable such that the different locations define different lengths of the cable. The different lengths of the cable become positioned within the channel as the rotating member rotates relative to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: MSA TECHNOLOGY, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Cavaliere, Christopher L. Prete
  • Patent number: 10279134
    Abstract: An adapter for use with a flow generator includes a conduit attachable to the outlet of the flow generator and an identifying element supported by the conduit and providing an identifying feature unique to a specific peripheral component attachable to the flow generator. The identifying feature is communicatable to the flow generator so that appropriate operating parameters of the flow generator may be automatically selected by the flow generator to coordinate with the specific peripheral component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: ResMed Limited
    Inventor: Philip Rodney Kwok
  • Patent number: 10251425
    Abstract: A vaporizing device generally having a tank, power component, battery, and shroud is disclosed. The power component may include a frame defining a slot configured to receive the tank in an upright position, such that a portion of the tank is adjacent to the power component when the tank is in position. The battery may be coupled to the frame of the power component. The shroud may be configured to be positioned around the battery and coupled to the frame. The battery may be activated when the shroud is compressed radially inward. The device may include a port for connection to an external power supply for recharging the battery. The device may be portable with a generally compact configuration in order to allow a user to comfortably hold the device in the palm of the hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: NJOY, LLC
    Inventors: David Schuler, Ryan Miller, William E. Allenfort, Jonathon Davenport, Mark Scatterday
  • Patent number: 10245403
    Abstract: A breathing mask arrangement includes an arch body, a sealing lip means for bearing against the surface of the face of a mask user, a respiratory gas conduit means for feeding respiratory gas to a mask internal space which is defined by the arch body and which is in communication with the nose and/or mouth opening of the user of the mask, and an application structure for application of the sealing lip means jointly with the arch body, wherein the application structure has a carrier portion on which a respiratory gas conduit member is releasably coupled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: RedMed R&D Germany GmbH
    Inventors: Bernd Christoph Lang, Achim Biener, Dieter Heidmann, Stefan Rolf Madaus, Harald Wolfgang Vögele
  • Patent number: 10220171
    Abstract: An interface for positive pressure therapy includes a mask assembly, a headgear assembly and a connection port assembly. The mask assembly comprises a seal member that has an upper portion movably connected to an integrated lower portion, wherein the upper portion rolls during hinging movement of the upper portion relative to the lower portion. The headgear assembly allows connection to the mask assembly in a direction substantially normal to a direction of strap tension. The connection port assembly includes a swivel elbow with a valve member that controls flow through a port that opens toward the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Gregory James Olsen, Peter David Alexander Bearne, Leon Edward Evans, Matthew Roger Stephenson, Craig Robert Prentice, Bernard Tsz Lun Ip, Tony William Spear, Mark Arvind McLaren, Roheet Patel, Brad Michael Howarth, Jonathan David Harwood
  • Patent number: 10189569
    Abstract: A draining device for draining a fluid line is provided. The draining device comprises a mechanically non-locking coupling and a holding device. The mechanically non-locking coupling is configured to establish a fluid conductive connection with the fluid line. The holding device is configured to stationary fix the mechanically non-locking coupling relatively to the fluid line. The draining device allows establishing a fluid conductive connection between the fluid line and the mechanically non-locking coupling without requiring a mechanical fixation directly at the mechanically non-locking coupling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
    Inventors: Sebastian Flashaar, Matthias Reiss, Michael Rempe
  • Patent number: 10188820
    Abstract: A mask apparatus for a respiratory treatment can permit delivery of breathable gas to a user. In one example, the mask may employ a frame and cushion to form a seal for both mouth and nose. The frame may be adapted for coupling with a respiratory treatment apparatus so as to permit communication of a pressurized gas from the respiratory treatment apparatus. The cushion, which may be foam, may have a substantially under the nose configuration or over the nose configuration. The mask may have a common plenum chamber for both nose and mouth. The cushion may further define a centrally open lip superior region. The cushion may be adapted to couple with the frame directly or to the frame in conjunction with a cushion support clip. Various features of the cushion may further promote sealing and comfort for the under the nose design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: ResMed Limited
    Inventors: Craig David Edwards, Lachlan Richard Goldspink, Robert Edward Henry, Andrew Hung, Paul Jan Klasek, Kam Man Law, Grant Milton Ovzinsky, Stuart Norris Plascott, Rupert Christian Scheiner, James Sung, Lance Ian Swift, Matthew Robin Wells
  • Patent number: 10130831
    Abstract: A breathing apparatus is operable in self-contained and filtered modes of operation. In the self-contained mode of operation, a breathable gas is delivered to a user from a self-contained source of breathing gas. In a second, filtered mode of operation, a suction source draws ambient air through a filter removing contaminants and delivers filtered ambient air to the user. A method of delivering air to a subject is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Patriot Life Support, Inc.
    Inventors: James W. Teetzel, Gary M. Lemire, Daniel A. Desrosiers, Mark A. Hansen
  • Patent number: 10080856
    Abstract: An interface includes a mask. The mask includes a frame and a seal supported by the frame. Headgear is connected to the mask. The interface includes at least one of (i) an adjustment mechanism that can be set to a use length for a loop defined by the mask and the headgear; and (2) a break-fit assembly that can selectively lengthen the loop defined by the mask and the headgear and return to the use length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Mark Arvind McLaren, Jeroen Hammer
  • Patent number: 10076635
    Abstract: A connector system includes a catheter connector port to attach to a urinary catheter, a urine exit port to connect to a urine collection device, an irrigation port to receive an irrigation syringe, and an internal valve. The irrigation port includes a pliable membrane that has a self-sealing opening to allow a tip of the syringe to extend therethrough. The internal valve cooperates with the syringe to shut off flow of fluid to the urine exit port when the syringe is inserted and allow for flow of fluid to the urine exit port when the syringe is removed. A distance between a proximal surface of the membrane and a distal end of the internal valve is such that the tip of the syringe can extend from a proximal end of the self-sealing opening to the distal end of the internal valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Hospi Corporation
    Inventors: Bradford Macy, Jr., Igal Ladabaum
  • Patent number: 10042408
    Abstract: Provided is a method, comprising determining, by a processor, a case status corresponding to a power status of a power device of a case and a vaporizer status corresponding to a power status of a power device of a vaporizer device, determining, by the processor, whether power should be transferred between the power device of the case and the power device of the vaporizer device, and causing, by the processor, the determined power to transfer between the power device of the case and the power device of the vaporizer device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: LunaTech, LLC
    Inventors: John Cameron, Dean Becker, Gene Fein
  • Patent number: 9956372
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the invention include a tracheal humidification device. The tracheal humidification device may include a first body portion and a second body portion. The first body portion may include a tracheostomy connection port formed to couple with a tracheostomy connection tube; and a heat moisture exchanger port formed to couple with a heat moisture exchanger. The second body portion may be coupled with the first body portion, for example, rotatably coupled. The second body portion may include a nebulizer port formed to couple with a nebulizer and having a closable seal that is closable when the nebulizer is not coupled with the nebulizer port; and a suction port having a closable cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Inventor: Phillip Polin
  • Patent number: 9949512
    Abstract: An electronic cigarette, including an atomizing assembly and a battery. A first sealing ring is sleeved on an upper connector of atomizing rod. The upper connector is provided with grooves, facilitating a replacement of an atomizer. An atomizing rod is compressed on the upper connector. A threaded copper, a copper circular ring, and a heating wire presser are sleeved on the atomizing rod in that order, and are compressed on a lower connector of atomizing rod. The lower connector is adapted to fix an atomizer core, and the heating wire presser is adapted to support and tighten the atomizer core. The copper circular ring is adapted to ensure uniform forces on the members when the members are closely coordinating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Inventor: Tuanfang Liu
  • Patent number: 9950199
    Abstract: The invention relates to a respirator mask having a mask body, at least one exhalation valve and at least one inhalation valve, at least one filter module allocated to the inhalation valve, and at least one coupling element arranged on the mask body and provided to fasten at least one head fastening strap engaging the head of a user from behind. It is provided that the coupling element for fastening the filter module to the mask body in a detachable manner comprises at least one holding projection which can be displaced from a position locking the filter module in place on the mask body to a position releasing the filter module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Moldex-Metric, Inc.
    Inventors: Torben Skov, Frank Kern
  • Patent number: 9937313
    Abstract: A nose adapter (2) and system, for use in noninvasive respiratory support, has a proximal end, for coupling to the nose, and a distal end for coupling to a ventilation device. An inspiratory channel (6) and an expiratory channel (7) extend between the proximal and distal end. The distal ends of the channels terminate in a respective connection adapter (30, 31) for connecting ventilation tubes (4). The proximal ends of the inspiratory and the expiratory channels are bent inwards 90° such that the openings of the channels face each other. A cylindrical tube element (34), rotatably held between the openings, has a through-opening in the cylindrical circumferential surface of the tube element. A connection nozzle (13) connects to a prong or a nose mask and is formed on the outer face of the rotatable tube element (34), in alignment with the through-opening, such that the connection nozzle can pivot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Rainer Kunz, Sandra Böttiger, Stephanie Wagner
  • Patent number: 9884210
    Abstract: The invention relates to an aircraft passenger emergency oxygen supply device comprising an oxygen mask having a mask body with a first opening for covering mouth and/or nose of the passenger, a second opening connecting said first opening with a source of oxygen, a passenger service unit, a connecting line fixed to the oxygen mask body at one end and having a coupling at the other end for coupling said line to the passenger service unit wherein a chemical reaction component is comprised in the oxygen mask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Zodiac Aerotechnics
    Inventors: Wolfgang Rittner, Rüdiger Meckes, Günter Boomgaarden, Marco Hollm
  • Patent number: 9867563
    Abstract: A system for detecting and alleviating pilot hypoxia is provided. The system includes an oxygen generator adapted to be powered by a power supply. The oxygen generator is in communication an oxygen delivery device where the oxygen delivery device is adapted to deliver supplemental oxygen to a pilot. A control module is in communication with the oxygen generator and the power supply. A hypoxia detection device is in communication with the control module wherein the control module causes one or both of the oxygen generator and the oxygen delivery device to increase an amount of oxygen being delivered to the pilot upon detection of pilot hypoxia. The hypoxia detection device may include a pupillometer and a luminometer and/or a flash generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Carleton Life Support Systems Inc.
    Inventor: Steven C. Peake
  • Patent number: 9854840
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an electronic smoking device, comprising a cell part (1), a cigarette body part (2) and a cigarette holder (3). The cigarette body part (2) comprises a shell (4) and a heating element (7) arranged within the shell (4). The heating element (7) comprises a tobacco container (5) in the shape of tube, and the cigarette body part (2) is provided with a through hole (17) which is connected to the tobacco container (5). The heating element (7) also comprises a heating unit (6); the heating unit (6) is sleeved on the outside of the tobacco container (5). The electronic smoking device of the present invention makes it possible to load and remove the tobacco conveniently, thus facilitating the cleaning of the tobacco container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Inventor: Shuigen Liu
  • Patent number: 9827410
    Abstract: A medical connector includes a body defining a lumen for fluid flow through the medical connector. The medical connector includes a luer member and an annular member disposed about the luer member. The annular member includes internal and/or external engagement structures. The medical connector may be provided on the outlet of a syringe or on a catheter. A fluid path is disclosed including a first section and a second section. The first and second sections may each include a medical connector to provide a removable connection with a syringe and a catheter, respectively. The medical connector may provide a removable connection between the first and second sections. A fluid delivery system is disclosed including an injector, a syringe operatively associated with the injector, and a fluid path connecting the syringe and a source of injection. The medical connector may provide a removable connection between the syringe and fluid path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: BAYER HEALTHCARE LLC
    Inventors: Kevin P. Cowan, Joseph B. Havrilla, Frederick W. Trombley, III
  • Patent number: 9744324
    Abstract: A mask assembly includes a mask frame including a lower portion and a neck extending from the lower portion, a cushion provided to the mask frame and adapted to contact a patient's face, a forehead support assembly provided to the neck of the mask frame, the forehead support assembly including a forehead support and a forehead pad provided to the forehead support, and an elbow assembly provided to the mask frame. The neck includes a pair of side walls spaced apart from one another along an entire length of the neck, the side walls providing an open space therebetween along the entire length of the neck that opens towards a front side of the mask assembly. The pair of side walls comprise an upper converging section wherein the pair of side walls converge towards one another in a downward direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: ResMed Limited
    Inventors: Aaron Samuel Davidson, Lemmy Nga, Michael John Reid, Angelene Marie Ozolins, Scott Alexander Howard, Amal Shirley Amarasinghe, Dimitri Marco Maurer, Bart Jeremy Caffin
  • Patent number: 9737677
    Abstract: An oscillating positive expiratory pressure apparatus having a housing defining a chamber, a chamber inlet, a chamber outlet, a deformable restrictor member positioned in an exhalation flow path between the chamber inlet and the chamber outlet, and an oscillation member disposed within the chamber. The deformable restrictor member and the oscillation member are moveable between an engaged position, where the oscillation member is in contact with the deformable restrictor member and an disengaged position, where the oscillation member is not in contact with the deformable restrictor member. The deformable restrictor member and the oscillation member move from the engaged position to the disengaged position in response to a first exhalation pressure at the chamber inlet, and move from the disengaged position to an engaged position in response to a second exhalation pressure at the chamber inlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: TRUDELL MEDICAL INTERNATIONAL
    Inventors: Jerry Grychowski, Martin Foley
  • Patent number: 9682202
    Abstract: An inhalation device includes: a chamber for intermediate storage of an aerosol, a first connection for a nebuliser that produces the aerosol, a second connection on a patient side for delivering the aerosol, and a third connection for breathable air, where the chamber is fluidically connected in a valve-free manner on an inlet side to the first connection when the nebuliser is attached, and the chamber is connected to the third connection in parallel on the inlet side via an inlet valve so that the breathable air from the third connection flows into the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH
    Inventor: Herbert Wachtel
  • Patent number: 9642980
    Abstract: An adapter includes a housing having an inlet port defining a flow path and an outlet port. An interior wall has an inner surface defining an interior passageway communicating with the outlet port and an exterior surface defining an exterior passageway communicating with the inlet port. The interior wall defines a mouth communicating between the interior and the exterior passageways. The interior wall is positioned transverse to the flow path of the inlet port. A medicament delivery port opens into the mouth. A valve is moveable between a closed position, wherein the valve closes the medicament delivery port, and an open position, wherein the medicament delivery port is open. A ventilator circuit and method of delivering a medicament are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Trudell Medical International
    Inventors: Neritan Alizoti, James Schmidt
  • Patent number: 9592077
    Abstract: A cannula for preventing spraying of liquid is disclosed. The cannula includes a support tube partially inserted into a human body to guide a surgical instrument to an inside of the human body and a handle integrally formed with the support tube to allow the surgical instrument to be in and out of the human body, wherein the handle further includes a plurality of seal plates coupled to an inside thereof to prevent spraying of liquid onto an operator by an internal pressure of the human body and an outlet formed at a side surface thereof to reduce an internal pressure of the handle to atmospheric pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Konyang University Industry-Academic Cooperation Foundation
    Inventor: Jin Woong Yl
  • Patent number: 9550568
    Abstract: A weapon interface system, and methods of operating the same. The weapon interface system is coupled to an electrical interconnection system of a delivery platform and a weapon system coupled to a rack system. The weapon interface system includes a translation interface configured to provide an interface between the electrical interconnection system and an inductive power and data circuit. The weapon interface system also includes a weapon coupler, coupled to the translation interface, configured to provide an inductive coupling to the weapon system to provide mission information thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Lone Star IP Holdings, LP
    Inventors: Steven D. Roemerman, John P. Volpi, Joseph Edward Tepera
  • Patent number: 9486653
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and an emergency oxygen supply mask adapted for rescuing a passenger of an aircraft in an emergency situation. In one example, the oxygen mask includes a mask body with a first opening for covering the mouth and/or nose of a passenger and with a second opening connecting the first opening for providing breathable supply air. In some cases, the emergency oxygen supply mask includes a physical reaction component connected to the mask body for receiving air and converting the air into supply air by a physical reaction between the air and a physical reaction material in the physical reaction component to produce oxygen-enriched air. The oxygen-enriched air may be supplied as the supply air to the first opening of the mask body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Zodiac Aerotechnics
    Inventors: Wolfgang Rittner, Rüdiger Meckes, Günter Boomgaarden, Marco Hollm
  • Patent number: 9393448
    Abstract: A respirator 10 that includes a mask body 14, a filter cartridge receptacle 15, and a filter cartridge 12. The filter cartridge 12 has a side 30 that is capable of being plugged into the receptacle 15. The filter cartridge 15 can be inserted into the proper position within the receptacle 15 while the mask body 14 is being donned. The securement can be achieved without having the user visibly witness the actual engagement. An audible click or other indication can be provided so that the user knows that proper engagement has been achieved. The engagement may exhibit little spacing between the filter cartridge 12 and the mask body 14, thereby improving viewer visibility and making the inventive respirator 10 more comfortable to wear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Gary E. Dwyer, Pierre Legare
  • Patent number: 9375590
    Abstract: A respirator mask device includes a frame unit, a mask shell connected pivotally to the frame unit, a mask cushion secured to the mask shell, an adjusting unit operable for adjusting relative position between an upper end of the mask shell and the frame unit, two connecting pieces disposed respectively on left and right sides of a lower end of the frame unit and connected pivotally to the mask shell, two first engaging members disposed respectively on the left and right sides of the lower end of the extension frame, and a head strip unit. The head strap unit includes a strap body, and two second engaging members disposed on the strap body and connected respectively and removably to the first engaging members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Hsiner Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Eric Chang
  • Patent number: 9358359
    Abstract: A CPAP device for delivering pressurized, humidified breathable gas for a patient includes a flow generator configured to pressurize a flow of breathable gas. The flow generator includes an air outlet and a removable water container configured to humidify the pressurized breathable gas received from the flow generator. The water container includes an air inlet and an air outlet. The CPAP device further includes a first elastomeric face seal configured to sealingly abut against a substantially flat portion of the water container surrounding the water container air inlet, the first elastomeric face seal being located at an intermediate position between the flow generator air outlet and the water container air inlet when the water container is placed into position to pneumatically communicate with the flow generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: ResMed Limited
    Inventors: Perry David Lithgow, Alexander Virr, Duncan Lovel Trevor-Wilson, Andrew Roderick Bath, Michael Thomas Janiak, Dan Kao, Stephen Anthony Lea
  • Patent number: 9327090
    Abstract: A monitoring system for multiple medical ventilators is provided. In one aspect, the monitoring system includes a memory that includes instructions, and a processor. The processor is configured to execute the instructions to receive data for a plurality of medical ventilators, and identify a configuration for each of the plurality of medical ventilators from the received data for the plurality of medical ventilators. The processor is also configured to execute the instructions to associate each patient with a respective one of the plurality of medical ventilators, determine an identification and status for each patient associated with one of the plurality of medical ventilators, and provide, for display, information indicative of the configuration of each of the plurality of medical ventilators and indicative of the identification and status of each patient associated with one of the plurality of medical ventilators. Methods and machine-readable media are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: CAREFUSION 303, INC.
    Inventors: Tom Steinhauer, Willis Lam, Terry Blansfield, Stephen J. Birch, Leonard Mulkowsky, Clifton Pait, Mark Rogers
  • Patent number: 9186474
    Abstract: A multi-function oxygen mask is disclosed which generally comprises a mask body and a gas delivery adapter. The mask body forms an internal cavity configured to cover a nose and mouth of a patient. A nasal chamber is formed in the upper portion of the mask body, the nasal chamber includes an upper portion, a lower portion and a gas delivery adapter aperture adjacent the lower portion of the nasal chamber. An access aperture is formed through and adjacent to the lower portion of the mask body. The access aperture is configured to permit access to the mouth of a patient. The gas delivery adapter has a general tubular structure and includes a first end an opposing second end, the first end of the gas delivery adapter is coupled to the gas delivery adapter aperture. An oxygen supply port radially extends outward from the gas delivery adapter and adjacent to the first end of the gas delivery adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: ROLLINS MEDICAL SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventor: Offord L. Rollins, III