Holding Strap Extending Circumferentially Of Head Or Neck Patents (Class 128/207.17)
  • Patent number: 10617910
    Abstract: The mouthpiece is adapted for insertion into a mouth of an end user. The mouthpiece enables teeth of an end user to clinch up and down so as to exercise the muscles associated with the jaw and head of the end user. The mouthpiece comprises an adjustable resistance. The mouthpiece further comprises an exterior surface that includes a superior dental arch cavity that accommodates the superior dentition. The mouthpiece further comprises an interior surface that includes an inferior dental arch cavity that accommodates the inferior dentition. The mouthpiece comprises a posterior surface that includes a shelf that is adapted to interface with a tongue. Optionally, the superior dental arch cavity has a curvature that coincides with the superior dental arch. Further, the inferior dental arch cavity has a curvature that coincides with the inferior dental arch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Jawzrsize, LLC
    Inventor: Brandon Harris
  • Patent number: 10518052
    Abstract: A device for preventing obstruction of an endotracheal tube includes a sleeve including an open front end; an open rear end; a central cavity extending between and communicating with the front end and the rear end; and a slot extending longitudinally from the front end to the rear end to access the cavity, wherein the sleeve is configured to receive the endotracheal tube fitted within the cavity through the slot and extending through the front end and the rear end; and an anchor extending from the rear end of the sleeve, wherein the anchor includes: a top surface configured to engage the endotracheal tube; and a gripping feature disposed on the top surface configured to increase friction between the anchor and the endotracheal tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Inventor: Phillip Hood
  • Patent number: 10500362
    Abstract: An air delivery system for providing a supply of air from a source of air at positive pressure to an interfacing structure located at the entrance to the airways of a patient includes a manifold adapted to connect with the supply of positive air pressure and at least one tube connected to the manifold and adapted to deliver the supply of air to the interfacing structure. Each tube is structured to allow movement between an open phase in which the tube allows the passage of air and a collapsed phase in which the tube is collapsed. Each tube is structured such that weight of a typical patient's head against bedding apparel is sufficient to collapse the tube from the open phase to the collapsed phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: ResMed Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Robert Edward Henry, Gregory Robert Peake
  • Patent number: 10463822
    Abstract: An airway device and a securing mechanism or faceplate each of which include active stabilizing components which prevent clinically significant movement of the airway device with respect to a patient's vocal cords in response to the application of significant forces in any direction to the airway device, be they longitudinal, torsional/rotational or bending. The improved airway device and faceplate each have interactive components that cooperate integrally with and engage one another to provide unparalleled strength and stability against movement. The securing mechanism includes a stabilizer adapted to releaseably engage or release a retention structure on the airway device to facilitate ease of application in all conditions. A mechanism attached to the airway device allows a secure connection of a 15 mm respiratory connector to the airway device while facilitating easy disconnection of the 15 mm connector from the airway device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Securisyn Medical, LLC
    Inventor: Arthur Kanowitz
  • Patent number: 10391271
    Abstract: A device and method for performing a cricothyrotomy and/or a tracheotomy has an outer cannula. An inner cutting cannula is positioned within the outer cannula. An actuator is coupled to a proximate end of the inner cutting cannula. The actuator keeps the inner cutting cannula in a retracted position within the outer cannula when the actuator is not activated and an extended position where a distal end of the inner cutting cannula extends out of the outer cannula with a force for the distal end of the inner cutting cannula to penetrate one of a cricothyroid membrane or tracheal wall when the actuator is activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Inventors: David Lott, Bryan Hooppaw
  • Patent number: 10363386
    Abstract: A patient interface device that includes a support member sized and configured to span at least a portion of a patient's face while remaining below the patient's eyes responsive to the patient interface device being donned by such a patient and a sealing assembly operatively coupled to the support member such that the support member is moveable relative to the support member. The support member defines a gas carrying conduit adapted to carry a flow of gas to the sealing assembly. The support member is a single-piece unitary member and includes a conduit coupling portion adapted to be coupled to a patient circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: RIC INVESTMENTS LLC
    Inventors: Jerome Matula, Jr., Jason P. Eaton, Steven C. Stegman, Luke Stonis, Greg Merz, Keith Aaron Grider, Nic Davirro, Christopher D. Von Dohlen, Justin Rothermel
  • Patent number: 10335023
    Abstract: An intubation assembly rod is configured to have an endotracheal tube carried thereon and includes an elongated body having a distal end and a proximal end. The distal end of the intubation assembly rod body is tapered, rounded, or spherical, and defines a leading end of the intubation assembly rod. The intubation assembly rod includes a longitudinally extending channel configured such that an elongated member of a device to which the intubation assembly rod may be attached may be inserted into the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Inventor: Glenn P. Gardner
  • Patent number: 10258755
    Abstract: A multi-functional oropharyngeal airway device designed to be inserted into the peripheral portion of a patient's oral airway to establish and maintain that airway. The components comprising the invention are a non-compressible, hollow cylinder body with at least three different and commonly used medical connectors incorporated into the proximal end of the body, and a flexible tube incorporated into the distal end of the body. The specific geometry and inclusion of the components of the airway device are arranged to be inserted and affixed into a peripheral position in a patient's mouth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Inventors: Jeffrey Lee Dexter, John Paul Dexter
  • Patent number: 9981101
    Abstract: A medical tubing holder system includes a connector, a holding assembly and a retainer block. The holding assembly has an arm, and optional flanges to capture part of medical tubing, such as an endotracheal tube. The retainer block is distal from the holding assembly. The retainer block defines an aperture that receives a tube therein. The aperture is smaller than a tube flange placed between the block and the holding assembly, so as to capture the tube flange. An attachment element joins the holding assembly to the retainer block, and has length that is adjustable to selectively vary a distance between the block and the holding assembly. The attachment element effectively secures the retainer block, holding the tube flange, to the holding assembly and connector, which is secured to the patient's head, to prevent self or accidental extubation. A related method is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignees: Sprectrum Health Innovations, LLC, Grand Valley State University
    Inventors: Eric J. VanMiddendorp, Timothy D. Stoepker
  • Patent number: 9649462
    Abstract: A laryngeal mask anchoring device serves to seat an airway tube in an operational position against edentulous gums and the roof of the mouth to securely hold the airway tube in a desired position. The device also guides the airway tube towards the lungs, and braces the mouth open for manipulations to the airway tube. The device collapses into a substantially flat configuration for storage and portability. An upper and lower brace directly engage the edentulous gums. The braces are substantially smooth and pliable, and are configured to mate with substantially smooth, bald gums. A supportive platform with a slightly curved surface forms a supportive brace to hold the airway tube into place against the roof of the mouth. The slightly curved configuration of the platform nestles the airway tube, and the large surface area presses the airway tube against the roof of the mouth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Inventor: Melissa Franckowiak
  • Patent number: 9468732
    Abstract: A reservoir cannula is described that has a static fluidic control structure, in that it does not employ a membrane or other moving parts. Furthermore, the reservoir is open to ambient air instead of being sealed. In use, the reservoir cannula enables storage of oxygen and oxygen-rich gas in a storage chamber as well as in and around the patient's nasal passages and nasopharynx, which enables high volume oxygen delivery to the patient early in the next inhalation. Consequently, patients using this delivery mode can carry a smaller and lighter portable oxygen container for ambulatory oxygen, because lower flow oxygen is required to meet their oxygenation needs. In addition, patients requiring a higher flow of oxygen can achieve oxygenation levels previously achieved only by high flow mask or high flow nasal oxygen systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Inovo, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian L. Tiep, Rebecca E. Pacas
  • Patent number: 9381315
    Abstract: A head frame apparatus is secured to a human head during maxillofacial surgery and includes devices to easily position and secure an endotracheal (breathing) tube and an anesthesia delivery circuit for the patient that reduces the likelihood that the flow of oxygen through the tube is restricted thereby reducing the risk of severe injury or death. The head frame apparatus also includes a removable reference indicator, which may be easily attached and removed while identifying a reference point of the patient's face. Also the reference indicator includes a universal joint and pointer with an attached ruler. A transport apparatus positions multiple preset reference indicators and allows for preoperative transportation and removal, while protecting the preset reference indicators from inadvertent adjustment. A bendable reference indicator used in an articulator for preoperative modeling allows for easily identifying reference points in a cast model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Inventor: Martin Chin
  • Patent number: 9308340
    Abstract: An endotracheal tube holder is provided. The tube holder allows adjustment of the position of an endotracheal tube during use. In some embodiments the tube holder comprises a body portion, wherein the body portion is elongated and comprises an elongated opening. The tube holder also comprises a tube grasping mechanism and an attachment mechanism for adjustably securing the tube grasping mechanism to the body portion. The attachment mechanism comprises a rod member configured to pass through the elongated opening, a widened proximal body connected to a proximal end of the rod member; and a widened distal body attached to a distal end of the rod member, having a size that prevents the widened distal body from passing through the elongated opening to secure the attachment mechanism to the body portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Dale Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Bond, Chinawut P. Paesang, Tara Larkin, Fang Yin Dong, Joshua N. Brezack
  • Patent number: 9307891
    Abstract: An endoscope securing and positioning device is provided for adjusting or maintaining the position of an endoscope. The device allows the medical professional to easily rotate an endoscope or maintain its position without having to maintain a grip on the endoscope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Matthew P. Carter, Brian K. Jones
  • Patent number: 9302043
    Abstract: Anchors for securing a medical device relative to a body portal, wherein the anchors may accommodate most any implantation trajectory through the portal. Such anchors may further secure the device along any such trajectory without imparting undesirable biasing forces that may shift the device from its intended implanted location. In some embodiments, the anchor is configured as a burr hole anchor including a spherical member contained in a socket of the anchor wherein the socket may be collapsed to lock the spherical member along a particular trajectory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian D. Nelson
  • Patent number: 9302075
    Abstract: Embodiments provide catheter retention devices such as catheter clips that may be used to stabilize a vascular access catheter during a procedure, particularly a radial access procedure. The catheter clips may include a frame that includes a first frame member portion, a second frame member portion hingeably coupled to the first frame member portion, the first and second frame member portions defining a first aperture therebetween, and a base member extending from the second frame member; and an inner gripping membrane that includes a first inner gripping membrane portion coupled to the first frame member portion and a second inner gripping portion coupled to the second frame member portion, wherein the first and second inner gripping portions define a second aperture within the first aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Inventor: Furqan Tejani
  • Patent number: 9265909
    Abstract: An adjustable headgear assembly (10) for securing a respiratory interface device (26) to the head of a patient that includes a headgear member (12) that fits over the crown and back portion of a human head. The headgear member (12) has upper side portions (14) positionable above and forward of the ears of a human head and lower side portions (16) positionable below the ears and along the back portion of the head. A pair of upper retention members (20) are provided. Each pair of upper retention members (20) extends downwardly and forwardly from the upper side portions (14). A pair of lower retention members (30) extend forwardly and upwardly from each of the side portions. Each pair of upper (20) and lower (30) retention members are structured to engage a respiratory interface device (26).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Peter Chi Fai Ho, Elizabeth Powell Margaria, Justin Rothermel
  • Patent number: 9259548
    Abstract: A patient nasal interface is provided that includes a female portion and a first registration feature. The female portion receives a male portion of a generator head. The female portion wraps around and over the male portion when the male portion is inserted into the female portion of the patient nasal interface. The first registration feature is configured for mating with a second registration feature associated with the male portion of the generator head and wherein the mating of the first registration feature with the second registration feature provides a feedback to an operator upon proper insertion of the male portion into the female portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: CareFusion 207, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Porteous, Brian W. Pierro, Khalid Said Mansour, Geoff Wise
  • Patent number: 9168345
    Abstract: A breathing device for placing on a tracheostoma of a patient comprising a cylindrical housing, an annular housing support, a flexible flat part with sealing and adhesive functions, a filter or a speech valve, and a cover plate. The housing comprises, in the wall thereof, recesses for introducing and extracting inhaled air, and on the proximal opening thereof, an outer edge comprises at least three edge segments which are on the outer wall and at least three edge recesses. Holding rods support the filter on the proximal opening, the housing support comprises an annular flange having at least three inner wall support projections and an annular outer wall base. The support projections have a receiving area, the housing support supports the housing with the filter or speech valve into which the edge segment can be introduced in a precise manner into the support projections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Primed Halberstadt Medizintechnik GMBH
    Inventors: Harry Leibitzki, Steffen Suess
  • Patent number: 9138342
    Abstract: This invention provides an oral apparatus and method capable of alleviating or curing snore and obstructive sleep apnea by applying a negative pressure through a mini oral interface to the oral cavity. The mini oral interface creates a secure connection to mouth and prevents disengaging from patient's mouth during sleeping. The negative pressure pulls the tongue toward upper palate and also pulls the soft palate forward as well. By moving the tongue and the soft tissue in a forward direction, the patency of the upper airway near the pharynx is maintained to prevent sleep-disordered breathing. The negative pressure will pull the lips inward to close the mouth preventing air from entering the oral cavity from atmosphere. The negative pressure will also pull the soft palate into contact with the rear surface of the tongue to create a seal that prevents the air from entering the oral cavity through the nasal airway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: SOMNICS, INC.
    Inventors: Chung-Chu Chen, Marina Sirota
  • Patent number: 9084860
    Abstract: A device for inserting into a tracheostoma prosthesis or a thracheostoma plaster comprises a cylindrical housing and a cylindrical valve element, the housing is provided with a first opening for the connection to the stoma of the patient and with at least one second opening on the opposite side, and the valve element in the second opening of the housing is provided to close the second opening. The valve element is configured so that it can be closed manually by means of a finger and can be opened by elastic return, and the housing surrounds the valve element and the valve element receives a moisture and heat exchanging filter. A cylindrical spring element is arranged between the housing and the valve element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: PRIMED Halberstadt Medizintechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Harry Leibitzki, Steffen Suess
  • Patent number: 9032958
    Abstract: A device for securing a tracheostomy or endotracheal tube to a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Inventors: Gregory E. Doll, Michael Schuster
  • Patent number: 9022036
    Abstract: A patient ventilating (23) and aspirating system (8) is disclosed that has a suction tube (9) and connector (6) for connecting to a catheter mount that has a scaled passageway (15). The catheter mount passageway (15) is sealed with an elastomeric seal (16) including a perforation or slit (17). A connector (12) with a piercing member is associated with the suction tube (9). When the connector is attached to the catheter mount the piercing member (20) pierces the seal (16) such that the suction tube (9) can pass through the connector (6) and catheter mount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Peter Kenneth Graham, Deshitha Airawana Edirisuriya, Dwayne John Scollay
  • Patent number: 9010319
    Abstract: A device (11) for supporting and retaining medical appliances (10), such as tracheal cannulas and stoma stents, in the neck of a patient comprising supporting means (12) for supporting and retaining the medical appliance (10) and fastening means (13) for fastening the device on the body (36) of a patient. The fastening means (13) is provided at a distance from the supporting means and comprises means for attaching the device to the chest (36) of the patient. A method for supporting and retaining medical appliances (10), such as tracheal cannulas and stoma stents, in the neck of a patient, by fastening the appliance (10) on the body (36) of a patient outside the neck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Atos Medical AB
    Inventor: Jan-Ove Persson
  • Patent number: 8978656
    Abstract: A tube-positioning device mounted on a breathing mask and holding a breathing tube has a headgear buckle and a tube retainer. The headgear buckle has a pivot bracket formed thereon and having a pivot hole defined through the pivot bracket and an annular groove defined radially in the pivot bracket. The tube retainer is mounted detachably and rotatably on the headgear buckle and has two resilient arms, a clamping recess, a pivot shaft and two hooking arms. The resilient arms are curved and the clamping recess is formed between the resilient arms. The hooking arms are formed respectively on and protrude down from the resilient arms and detachably engage and hook in the annular groove of the pivot bracket. Pressing the resilient arms toward each other disengages the hooking arms from the annular groove to rapidly detach the tube retainer from the headgear buckle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Apex Medical Corp.
    Inventor: Chih-Tsan Chien
  • Patent number: 8974427
    Abstract: A tracheostomy support apparatus incorporates a folded sheet of fabric into a pocket formed at one end of the folded sheet. The support apparatus includes a cradle on an outer surface for holding tubes, hoses, and medical equipment connected between a tracheostomy and adjacent equipment, such as a ventilator. The support apparatus cushions and supports the hoses and tubes associated with a tracheostomy but also absorbs fluids emanating from the tracheostomy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Inventor: James Ballenger
  • Patent number: 8936025
    Abstract: A molded tracheostomy tube may provide enhanced comfort for a patient. A unitary molded coating over areas of the tracheostomy tube that come into contact with the patient's skin may prevent irritation. Further, the overmolding manufacturing process may allow the tracheostomy tube assembly to incorporate features that allow for greater ease of movement for a patient, such as features that allow flexing at the connection point of the tracheostomy tube to other medical devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Robert W. Flagler, Carl Kling, Michael H. Vardanega
  • Publication number: 20140338674
    Abstract: An improved method for securing a tracheal tube, an adjunct tube, and oropharyngeal tube, a nasogastric tube, a laryngeal tube or laryngeal mask airway to a patient utilizing an elongated strip of adhesive tape, which is specifically adapted therefor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: MAJORUS MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventor: Gregory P. Marcoe
  • Publication number: 20140332009
    Abstract: A bite block and methods of use thereof are disclosed. The bite block may be configured to encompass a tube such as an endotracheal tube, and to protect the mouth of an intubated patient from clenching damage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: Haider Biologics LLC
    Inventors: Thomas T. Haider, Gustavo R. Prado
  • Publication number: 20140238406
    Abstract: A faceplate assembly that includes a faceplate frame (14) that mounts on a patient's face and a bite block (30) that holds an endotracheal tube (22) that extends into a patient's trachea to assist breathing. The tube is easily mounted on the bite block, and the tube can be shifted sidewardly to reduce discomfort to the lips of the patient. The bite block has a passage (42) through which the tube extends, the passage being spaced (D) sideward from the faceplate centerline (60). The faceplate can be removed from the patient, turned 180° about the centerline, and reinstalled using adhesive tape, to shift the bite block to the opposite side of the patient's mouth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventors: Michael Kevin Borre, James Patrick Borre
  • Patent number: 8800565
    Abstract: A breath intake valve is connected to a tracheostomy tube inserted into a patient's trachea. The inner end of the valve attaches to the tracheostomy tube. An apertured disk endpiece with an O-ring around its circumference is releasably set into the outer end of the tubular valve body. A floppy diaphragm overlying the inner face of the disk endpiece functions as an intake valve to allow patient inhalation and air intake, and as a check valve to block patient exhalation, thereby to redirect it to the patient's larynx, sinuses, and mouth for normal speech. The O-ring gives way to forceful patient exhalation to release the disk endpiece from the tubular valve body. The disk endpiece is tethered to the breath intake valve body to prevent misplacement of the endpiece after such a release. The breath intake valve is itself likewise tethered to the tracheostomy tube to prevent its misplacement after any disconnection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Inventor: David H. Root
  • Patent number: 8800566
    Abstract: Airway devices and securing devices are disclosed. Methods of making and using airway devices and securing devices are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: David Alan Daugherty, Patrick John Miller, Michael D. Hall
  • Patent number: 8794240
    Abstract: An elongate strip of adhesive tape having an adhesive side and a non-adhesive side; (b) a first peel-away tab on and covering more than half the length of the adhesive tape; and (c) a second peel-away tabs on and covering less than half the length of the adhesive side of the adhesive tape so that when the first peel-away tab is peeled off the tape and the adhesive side of the central portion of the adhesive tape is wrapped around a tracheal tube or the like with the remaining portion of the adhesive side of the adhesive tape applied to the cheek or upper lip of the patient and then peeling the second peel-away tab from the adhesive tape and applying the thus exposed adhesive side of the adhesive tape to the other cheek or upper lip of the patient thereby securing the tube or airway to the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Majorus Medical, Inc.
    Inventor: Gregory P. Marcoe
  • Publication number: 20140196722
    Abstract: A tracheal tube system includes a tracheal tube assembly having a cannula configured to be positioned in a patient airway, and a connector coupled to the proximal end of the cannula. The tracheal tube assembly further includes a flange member secured about the cannula. The flange member includes an interior face configured to be disposed onto a patient neck when in use and a first plurality of protrusions disposed on top of the interior face, wherein the cannula and the connector form a contiguous passageway for exchanging fluid with the patient airway in operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: Kamlesh Sethiya, Emmet Bolger
  • Patent number: 8739795
    Abstract: An airway stabilization system is provided for maintaining an airway device in a patient's trachea and for preventing clinically significant movement thereof with respect to the patient's vocal cords in response to the application of multidirectional forces to the airway device. The system includes a retention collar secured to the airway device to define a retention structure, a restraining device adapted to releaseably engage the retention structure and to cooperate therewith to prevent clinically significant movement of the airway device, and means for securing the restraining device to a patient's head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Securisyn Medical, LLC
    Inventor: Arthur Kanowitz
  • Patent number: 8739796
    Abstract: Various embodiments of flange members and tracheostomy tube assemblies including such flange members are provided. An embodiment of a flange member includes a base portion adapted to receive a proximal end of a cannula, a first flange disposed on a first side of the base portion, and a second flange member disposed on a second side of the base portion opposite the first side. The first flange and the second flange are adapted to rest against a patient's neck to maintain the flange member outside of a patient's airway. The flange member also includes a biocompatible pad reversibly integrated with at least one of the base portion, the first flange, and the second flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Declan Kiernan, Kamlesh Sethiya, Mary Dempsey
  • Patent number: 8733358
    Abstract: A respiratory mask includes a frame including a breathable gas port, wherein the frame defines an inner chamber to receive at least one of a wearer's nasal region and mouth, and a cushion including a flange connected to the frame, an inner rim defining an opening to the inner chamber of the frame, and a sealing portion disposed between the flange and the inner rim to contact the wearer's face. The sealing portion includes a nasal seal section to span a wearer's face above the wearer's nares, side seal sections extending from each side of the nasal seal section on both sides of the wearer's mouth, and a chin seal section that extends between the side seal sections, wherein the chin seal section is upwardly curved in an arch to follow the chin's bony contour.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: ResMed Limited
    Inventors: Perry David Lithgow, Robert Henry Frater, Joanne Elizabeth Drew, Memduh Guney, Timothy Tsun-Fai Fu, Philip Rodney Kwok
  • Patent number: 8720443
    Abstract: A respiratory mask includes a mask frame and a forehead support provided to the mask frame. The forehead support includes a base extending from the frame. The base includes a flexible portion along at least a portion of its length including a material and/or physical characteristic that allows the base to flex from an original, unloaded position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: ResMed Limited
    Inventors: Michiel Kooij, Dimitri Marco Maurer
  • Publication number: 20140120494
    Abstract: A head frame apparatus is secured to a human head during maxillofacial surgery and includes devices to easily position and secure an endotracheal (breathing) tube and an anesthesia delivery circuit for the patient that reduces the likelihood that the flow of oxygen through the tube is restricted thereby reducing the risk of severe injury or death. The head frame apparatus also includes a removable reference indicator, which may be easily attached and removed while identifying a reference point of the patient's face. Also the reference indicator includes a universal joint and pointer with an attached ruler. A transport apparatus positions multiple preset reference indicators and allows for preoperative transportation and removal, while protecting the preset reference indicators from inadvertent adjustment. A bendable reference indicator used in an articulator for preoperative modeling allows for easily identifying reference points in a cast model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Inventor: Martin Chin
  • Publication number: 20140102458
    Abstract: A securement device used to secure an anesthesia mask or an endotracheal tube to an animal patient during surgery, includes an elongated flexible element having two ends. A first slidable connector is threaded through the two ends and is movable along the elongated flexible element. The first connector creates a first loop in the elongated flexible element such that the first loop is wrappable around the anesthesia mask or the endotracheal tube. The first connector is slidable for securing the first loop around the anesthesia mask or endotracheal tube. A second slidable connector is threaded through the two ends, and creates a second loop in the elongated flexible element. The second connector is positioned such that the second loop is securely attachable to a head of the animal patient using the second connector sliding along the elongated flexible element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventors: Tabitha Landow, Yvonne Szacki
  • Patent number: 8651102
    Abstract: An emergency ventilation apparatus, system, and method for providing ventilation to patients in emergency situations, the system comprising an angled laryngoscope handle and a ventilation-aid securement device. The handle is configured to hold a laryngoscope blade between approximately twenty and forty degrees relative to a lower portion of the handle for more effective intubation of patients. The securement device fits atop a portion of a ventilating mask and is adjustably secured to the patient fitted with the mask by an adjustable strap or similar device. The securement device fits flexibly over the mask providing a seal between the mask and the patient's face. A version of the securement device includes a thumbscrew for engaging with the mask to secure it. Another version of the securement device is further capable of securing an endotracheal tube to a patient using a thumbscrew to advance a retaining arm for engaging the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Inventor: Donald F. Guillette
  • Patent number: 8631791
    Abstract: The present invention provides an apparatus and methods for the administration of positive airway pressure therapies. The apparatus can include a housing, a blower and a mask. The housing is configured to be stably secured on the head of a patient. The blower is secured relative to the housing. A mask in fluid communication with the blower is configured to communicate pressurized air produced at least in part by the blower to the airways of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Somnetics Global Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Steven S. Bordewick, Joseph A. Baser, Bruce R. Bowman
  • Publication number: 20140000625
    Abstract: The invention provides an assistive device specially designed for use in patient trachea care after a tracheotomy surgery providing an easier and more effective means of managing secretions for both a caregiver and a patient. The Trach Secretion Catcher is a wearable pouch that catches excess mucous and seeping liquids from a patient's tracheotomy open area, facilitating quick and easy maintenance while ensuring patient comfort in the process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventor: Brenda J. Williams, JR.
  • Patent number: 8596274
    Abstract: A patient interface system (30) that includes a patient interface assembly (40) and a headgear assembly (70). The patient interface assembly (40) includes a frame (42), a patient circuit connector (44), a seal member (46), and a coupling assembly (50) extending from the frame. The coupling assembly (50) is directed toward the users forehead when worn. The headgear assembly (70) includes an elongated pad support (72), a headgear attachment element (78) disposed on the pad support (72), a headgear strap (80) coupled to the headgear attachment element (78), and an elongated headgear pad (74) coupled to the pad support (72). The pad support, pad, or both are configured so as to extend from the forehead of the user generally along a centerline of the head and terminate proximate to a top of a head. In addition, a coupling assembly attachment assembly (100) is operatively coupled to the pad support (72) to couple the coupling assembly (50) of the patient interface device to the headgear assembly (70).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Robert Hieber, William Kittridge, Eugene N. Scarberry, Thomas A. McCann
  • Patent number: 8596277
    Abstract: According to various embodiments, a tracheal tube may include a pressure monitoring lumen configured to sample the gases in the tracheal space. The pressure monitoring lumen may be in fluid communication with a pressure transducer that provides pressure measurements. An opening of the lumen may be covered with a porous membrane that allow gas to diffuse freely in and out of the lumen, but that prevents secretions from clogging the lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Sarah Hayman, Alonzo Baker, Lockett E. Wood
  • Patent number: 8598403
    Abstract: An infant nasal septum protective device has an H-shaped configuration including a first portion that adheres to the outside of the nose when in use, a second portion that adheres to the upper lip when in use, and a third portion that extends between and interconnects the first and second portions in a position overlying the septum when in use, to help protect the septum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: LQ Product & Devices, LLC
    Inventor: Leah A. Quiray
  • Publication number: 20130276791
    Abstract: An airway stabilization system is provided which may be fitted to any airway device to maintain an airway in a patient and which prevents clinically significant movement of the airway device with respect to the patient's vocal cords in response to the application of significant forces in any direction to the device, be they longitudinal, torsional/rotational or bending. The system comprises an improved airway device and an improved securing device having interactive components that cooperate integrally with and engage one another to provide unparalleled strength and stability against movement. The securing device includes a unique stabilizer conjured to releasable engage or release a retention structure on the airway device with a simple twist to facilitate ease of application in all conditions. A connector is also provided for facilitating ease of connection and disconnection to a source of ventilatory air without constricting the airway device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventor: Arthur Kanowitz
  • Publication number: 20130255693
    Abstract: A tracheal tube arrangement includes at least one neck strap including, a deformable material. The tracheal tube arrangement further includes at least one reinforcing member integrated into the neck strap. The reinforcing member includes a first opening for receiving a tie. The reinforcing member further includes at least one reinforcement opening for receiving a portion of the deformable material for bonding the reinforcing member to the neck strap. A method of providing a tracheal tube arrangement that has at least one neck strap is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventor: William Allen Depel
  • Publication number: 20130233322
    Abstract: The present application discloses a collar for a trach tube, a method of securing a trach tube to the neck of a patient, and a medical device comprising a collar for the trach tube. In one exemplary embodiment, the collar comprises a securing portion, a protection portion, and an attachment portion. The securing portion secures the trach tube to the neck of the patient. The protection portion extends from the securing portion and covers a portion of a flange of the trach tube. The protection portion is also positioned between the trach tube flange and the neck skin of the patient when the securing portion is attached to the trach tube. The attachment portion attaches the securing portion to the trach tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital
    Inventors: Kris R. Jatana, Charles A. Elmaraghy
  • Patent number: 8522789
    Abstract: Airway devices and tube securing devices are disclosed. Methods of making and using airway devices and tube securing devices are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick John Miller, Michael D. Hall, David Alan Daugherty