Cardiac Massage Or Artificial Respiration Patents (Class 434/265)
  • Patent number: 9812037
    Abstract: A training system and training method for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is disclosed. The training system includes a manikin, a chest compression module, a breathing module and a data processing module. The chest compression module and the breathing module are installed on the manikin and connected to the data processing module. During a training session, a student performs CPR on the manikin. The data processing module evaluates and provides feedback regarding the chest compressions and the rescue breathings performed by the student. The training method includes positioning the chest compression module and the breathing module on the manikin, initializing the chest compression module and the breathing module to identify compression and breathing characteristics of the manikin, performing CPR on the manikin, and evaluating the CPR based on the compression and breathing characteristics of the manikin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: I.M.LAB Inc.
    Inventors: Ye Ram Kwon, Shin Hoo Park, Sung Won Lee, Hyeong Mook Lee
  • Patent number: 9430955
    Abstract: This invention relates generally to breastfeeding training and more specifically to devices comprised of a doll and chest piece used for breastfeeding training.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Inventor: Cynthia Daullary
  • Patent number: 9424760
    Abstract: A medical simulation model is provided for use in medical training, and having a wall defining a chamber, and having a slit in the wall providing access to the interior of the chamber. A pair of rib-cage members is located within the chamber such that adjacent edges of each member are spaced apart from each other. Resilient biasing elements are connected to each rib-cage member and configured such that adjacent edges of the rib-cage members may be brought into contact with each other, or further spaced-apart, against the action of the resilient biasing elements. A conduit is provided to enable fluid to be introduced into the chamber, and a facsimile of a mammalian heart is located within the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation
    Inventors: Olivier Ghez, Meredith Louise Allen, Margarita Katharine Burmester
  • Patent number: 9387297
    Abstract: The disclosure describes a novel approach for displaying information on a ventilator system. The disclosure describes a novel respiratory system including a primary display and system status display. Further, the disclosure describes a novel method for displaying ventilator information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: Kenneth Leone, Marci Emily Palm, Peter Doyle
  • Patent number: 9364682
    Abstract: In embodiments, an emergency external defibrillator system is configured for use by a local rescuer in cooperation with a remote rescuer to assist a patient. The external defibrillator system includes a sensor to generate a patient value that represents a physiological parameter of the patient. The system also includes a communication module to transmit the patient value to another device of a remote rescuer, and to receive in response an incoming message that contains an encoded sound. For the local rescuer, the system also includes a screen to display the patient value, and a speaker to play the sound concurrently with the screen displaying the patient value. An advantage is that the local rescuer can receive guidance from the remote rescuer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Peterson, Dana S. Lewis, Mitchell A. Smith, Cheryl Protas, David B. Stewart, Gregory T. Kavounas
  • Patent number: 9286809
    Abstract: There is provided a Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) simulator enabling repeated defibrillation training to allow a user to practice CPR and use of a defibrillator, and the CPR simulator includes a dummy in a body shape similar to a human body shape; a first magnet installed on a upper right part of a chest of a body of the dummy; a second magnet installed on a bottom left side of the chest of the body of the dummy; a first training pad having a first metal sheet formed on one side thereof and a first electrode pad formed on the other side thereof; and a second training pad having a second metal sheet formed on one side thereof and a second electrode pad formed on the other side thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: BT Inc.
    Inventors: Seung-Jin Yang, Dae-Yong Kim, In-Bae Chang
  • Patent number: 9183762
    Abstract: A method and system for determining the adequacy of abdominal thrusts applied to choking victims during performance of the Heimlich maneuver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Zoll Medical Corporation
    Inventor: Mark H. Totman
  • Patent number: 9173807
    Abstract: A CPR device includes a CPR meter which is placed on the sternum of a patient and against which chest compressions are applied during CPR. The chest compressions are sensed by the CPR meter and this information is supplied to a display device for the display of the progress of CPR. A graphical display is provided which graphically illustrates the progress of CPR during a current CPR interval in either elapsed time or chest compressions delivered, as compared with the total time of the CPR interval or the maximum number of chest compressions to be delivered. The display can be configured to display either elapsed time or chest compression count, and the total number of compressions to be applied and the total duration of the CPR interval can be selectively configured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Inventor: Curtis White Freeman
  • Patent number: 9168385
    Abstract: A defibrillator having a pair of electrodes for delivering an artifact-compensated defibrillation shock and a method thereof is provided. The defibrillator can be deployed rapidly while administering a cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on the patient. Upon detection of an end of the CPR operation, a correlation signal indicative of signal corruption is detected and analyzed rapidly to determine an appropriate energy level discharged across the pair of electrodes. Thereafter, a notification signal is sent to the user of the defibrillator prior to delivering the defibrillation shock to the patient. The artifact-compensated defibrillation shock is delivered if for a predetermined period of time no movements is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Inventor: David Snyder
  • Patent number: 9161692
    Abstract: A Wireless Monitoring Apparatus is used in conjunction with an automated external defibrillator (AED) system for patient rescue in mass-casualty incidents. The rescuer applies the device on each patient. The wireless monitoring apparatus automatically analyzes the patient's heart rhythm and communicates with the AED system. The AED system is therefore is able to display information with regard to each patient, notifies the rescuer on actions to take and can deliver defibrillation therapy if needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Scion Medical Limited
    Inventor: Kyle R. Bowers
  • Patent number: 9092995
    Abstract: A medical training device with an improved clam shell type torso arrangement. An improved two-piece tiltable head feature, including mechanical mounting structure for secure attachment of an improved lung bag or face shield. The head also includes an improved nose feature to provide a more realistic representation of nasal cartilage, and an improved neck assembly. Additionally, an electro-mechanical indicator device is provided to show real time feedback of the CPR compression rate being administered by a student on the training manikin of the present application. The feedback by the device may be provided preferably by visual indicators, but may also have, or alternatively have, audio indicators or signals, such as words or sounds, to indicate whether or not the student is compressing within the preferred rate range, and/or the degree of variance in the student's compression sequences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Prestan Products LLC
    Inventors: John J Pastrick, Christopher E Bryniarski, Mark E Cook, Timothy E Lint
  • Patent number: 9063029
    Abstract: A dummy for simulating human physical behaviour during a test, comprising artificial human body elements that are mutually connected, the body elements having deformation properties, wherein a deformation property of a body element is actuatably variable. The dummy comprises an actuator for varying a deformation property. The actuator may comprise a fluidic driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Inventors: Patrick Alan Forbes, Robert Marijn Anthony Frank Verschuren, Arjan Pieter Teerhuis, Lex van Rooij
  • Patent number: 9028259
    Abstract: A wearable cardiopulmonary resuscitation assist device or system including: a wearable article to be worn by a cardiopulmonary resuscitation performer or a patient, for assisting administration of cardiopulmonary resuscitation by the performer; at least one sensor for measuring at least one parameter to assist in cardiopulmonary resuscitation; at least one feedback component for conveying feedback information based on the parameter to the performer for assisting the performer in performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation; and a processing unit, the processing unit being configured to receive the at least one parameter from the at least one sensor and to send information based on the parameter to the at least one feedback component. Also a method for training or improving cardiopulmonary resuscitation procedures using the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Physio-Control, Inc.
    Inventors: Corey Centen, Nilesh Patel
  • Publication number: 20150125840
    Abstract: A portable medical training manikin with a hollow torso body with a chest plate having slotted openings provided to enable realistic flexing of the chest plate along hinges engaged with a chest compression piston. The torso body has a realistic skin covering the torso and interconnected at a hinge. A chest compression piston supports and resists chest compressions performed by a user. The chest compression piston is engaged with the central chest plate of the torso body by a quick release mechanism having detent locks for securing the piston engaged with the chest plate. A two-piece tiltable head configuration enables detachment of the back half of the head piece, and inversion for nested stacking within the front half head piece. The hollow torso body is likewise configured for convenient stacking, including the compression pistons, in a carrying container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: John J. Pastrick, Christopher E. Bryniarski, Mark E. Cook, Timothy E. Lint, Daniel R. Moon
  • Publication number: 20150096559
    Abstract: A manual ventilation feedback sensor for use in clinical and training settings is disclosed. Namely, a manual resuscitator device is disclosed that comprises a bag valve mask, a one-way valve, a manual ventilation bag, and a sensing module, wherein the sensing module can comprise a pressure sensor and/or flow transducer. Sensing module may further comprise a controller for processing information from the pressure sensor and/or flow transducer; namely for determining and indicating a ventilation rate. Indicators are provided to guide the user with respect to a target or desired ventilation rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
  • Publication number: 20150079569
    Abstract: A patient simulator system for teaching patient care is provided. The system includes a patient simulator. The patient simulator includes a patient body comprising one or more simulated body portions. The one or more simulated body portions include a lung compliance simulation system in some instances. In that regard, the lung compliance system is configured to be used with an external ventilator, including positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) and assisted-control ventilation. In some instances, the lung compliance system includes a lung compartment, a simulated lung positioned within the lung compartment, where the lung compartment defines an available volume for the simulated lung to expand into and where the available volume for the simulated lung to expand into is adjustable to control a compliance of the simulated lung.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Alberto Rodriguez, Miguel Carvajal, Victor I. Fernandez
  • Publication number: 20150079568
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to systems for interfacing between sensors and sensor simulators and clinical monitors and devices. The present invention is used to incorporate sensors and sensor simulators into training and clinical demonstrations. A system in accordance with the present invention includes a hardware component configured to transmit an output signal associated with a typical clinical sensor such as sensors for end-tidal CO2, pulse oximetry, temperature, blood pressure, near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) sensors, and CPR sensors to a clinical monitor or similar device. The system of the present invention also provides a software component to produce and transmit or to receive and make use of the simulated or actual sensor; the system also provides a hardware component to interface the software component to the clinical monitor, defibrillator, and/or sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Jordan Duval-Arnould, Julie Campbell, Elizabeth Hunt
  • Publication number: 20150079567
    Abstract: A diaphragm respiratory signal simulator is activated by skin voltage that is coupled to the simulator by many ways such as but not limited to a user sliding a finger over a conductive surface, the user sliding a finger over surfaces close to the conductive element, touch or sliding the finger over the ventilator screen. The conductive surface is electrically connected to a ring electrode at a distal part of a manikin's esophagus. The diaphragm respiratory signal simulator produces a synthetic diaphragm electrical signal that triggers a ventilator to deliver a supported breath, which is proportional to the strength of the generated signal. This process allows safe and successful training on the operations of NAVA mode of ventilation and catheter positioning.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: University of Dammam
    Inventor: Ahmed Abdelkarim MANSI
  • Publication number: 20150056592
    Abstract: Medical treatment simulation devices are disclosed. One device includes an overlay, a tracheostomy structure, one or more tubes, at least one sensor, and at least one feedback device. The overlay is configured to be secured to a subject. The overlay is configured to cover at least a portion of a neck and upper torso of the subject. The tracheostomy structure is provided in a neck portion of the overlay. The one or more tubes are positioned within the overlay. The tubes are connected to the tracheostomy structure. The sensor is coupled to the tracheostomy structure and configured to detect a manipulation of the tracheostomy structure. The feedback device is coupled to the overlay. The feedback device is configured to provide feedback based on the manipulation detected by the at least one sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: University of Delaware
    Inventor: Amy Cowperthwait
  • Publication number: 20150031961
    Abstract: A device for assisting a caregiver in delivering therapy to a patient, the device comprising a user interface configured to deliver prompts to a caregiver to assist the caregiver in delivering therapy to a patient; at least one sensor configured to detect the caregiver's progress in delivering the therapy, wherein the sensor is other than an electrode in an electrical contact with the body; a memory in which a plurality of different prompts are stored; a processor configured to determine which of the different prompts should be selected for delivery based on the progress detected by the sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: ZOLL Medical Corporation
    Inventor: Gary A. Freeman
  • Publication number: 20150024361
    Abstract: A training device and related method designed to provide a user or trainee with a realistic tactile sensation or feel for inserting a penetrating device, such as a tracheotomy tube, into the stoma of a subject. The device and method provides a means for providing the user with a high level of initial resistance followed by a relatively quick transition to a lower level of resistance. The resistance will change after the user has pushed the penetrating device past a certain threshold of force or displacement. The resulting transition to a lower level of force, or “pop”, provides the user with a realistic feel to prepare them for procedures on the stoma of an actual subject. A user may then become acclimated to the feel of proper insertion technique. The training device may also be used to train care, cleaning, maintenance, suction, and ventilation of a subject as necessary.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: Elissa R. Williams
  • Publication number: 20140342331
    Abstract: A system includes a processor coupled to a memory. The processor and memory are configured to receive, from one or more cameras, multiple images of a victim undergoing a resuscitation event at a rescue scene; generate a representation of the rescue scene based on the received images; and determine a characteristic associated with the resuscitation event based on an analysis of the of the rescue scene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventor: Gary A. Freeman
  • Publication number: 20140342330
    Abstract: Systems and methods related to the field of cardiac resuscitation, and in particular to devices for assisting rescuers in performing cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) are described herein. A computer-implemented method for managing CPR treatment to a person in need of emergency assistance includes capturing one or more images at a scene where the person in need of medical assistance is being treated using one or more cameras at the scene; performing automatic computer-based analysis of the images to identify a quality of treatment provided to the person in need of medical assistance; and using analysis of the images to direct rescuers at the scene of the person in need of medical assistance in performing care for the person in need of medical assistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Gary A. Freeman, Guy R. Johnson, Ulrich Herken
  • Patent number: 8840402
    Abstract: The present invention provides a manikin comprising a chest area and a head, for training of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). The manikin is distinctive in that it comprises a means for providing gasping movements of the head, and a means for simulating the sound of agonal breathing, which means are operatively connected to a device for actuating said means, for simulation of agonal breathing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Laerdal Medical AS
    Inventor: Kjell Ove Korneliussen
  • Publication number: 20140272869
    Abstract: Disclosed are web-based CPR training and certification platforms comprising: 1) a controller device comprising: a first mode for collecting student compression data; a second mode for collecting student breath data; and a software module for transmitting the data to a server application; and 2) a server processor configured to provide an application comprising: a training mode, a practice mode, and a certification mode; a software module for providing a student interface; and a software module for providing an instructor interface. Optionally, feedback on student CPR psychomotor skills is provided in the form of a single-player or multi-player game played by performing the skills.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Health & Safety Institute
    Inventors: John William HAMBELTON, William ROWE, Ralph M. SHENEFELT, William H. CLENDENEN, Adam KEISLING, Frank POWERS, JR.
  • Patent number: 8827721
    Abstract: A method and system for determining the adequacy of abdominal thrusts applied to choking victims during performance of the Heimlich maneuver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: ZOLL Medical Corporation
    Inventor: Mark H. Totman
  • Patent number: 8770985
    Abstract: An apparatus for teaching proper technique for the Heimlich or Abdominal Thrust maneuver. When the Heimlich or Abdominal Thrust maneuver is applied to the apparatus by a user, an indicator is provided to show the user whether proper technique was used. The apparatus can take the form of a wearable garment or a form, either of which may mimic the shape of a person. The apparatus is scalable, and may be made to mimic the shapes of persons of various sizes, including infants and animals, if desired. Indicators can be included to measure the effectiveness of other techniques often used in conjunction with the Heimlich or Abdominal Thrust maneuver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Inventor: Timothy Adams
  • Publication number: 20140170622
    Abstract: An improved training pad connector device for connecting a disposable electrode training pad to an electrical cable using a very low profile, approximately 0.16 of an inch, which does not interrupt the external surface or dimensions of the training pad. The connector includes a top piece and a bottom piece forming a unitary body for capturing the electrical contacts and extending cable between the interconnected top and bottom pieces, and for engaging the electrode training pad on an extending tab. The top and bottom pieces of the connector and the electrode training pad each include aligned openings for receiving a removable pin. The removable pin engages the connector in an interference fit to secure the pad and connector together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventors: John J. Pastrick, Timothy E. Lint, Mark E. Cook
  • Patent number: 8751041
    Abstract: A method and apparatus to generate a humanlike motion of a humanoid robot which is capable of performing a humanlike breathing motion. For example, the method includes calculating target rotational angles of respective rotary joints to perform a basic motion according to a user command, calculating rotational angles of respective rotary joints to perform a breathing motion, and generating the breathing motion by adding up the target rotational angles of the respective rotary joints to perform the basic motion and the rotational angles to perform the breathing motion and providing the angles obtained thereby to respective rotary joints constituting joint units related to the breathing motion, thus providing intimacy and aesthetic stability to users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyung Won Moon, Jong Do Choi
  • Publication number: 20140154656
    Abstract: The Tactical Combat Casualty Care Trainer For Hyper-Realistic™ Emergency Medical Training (“TCCC”) of the present invention includes a tactical combat training device for the purpose of providing an emergency medical services provider hands-on training. The TCCC includes an artificial human skeleton having specific anatomical features which provide the trainee or provider with appropriate tactile response analogous to a real human patient, thereby increasing the fidelity of training and improving the skills necessary to conduct procedures such as cricothyrotomy, intrasosseous infusion, CPR and other medical services to human patients. The skeleton is covered by a realistic coating that simulates human skin, which adds to the TCCC's training value. The TCCC also includes a removable trachea module and training pucks located at the sternum as well as the left and right proximal humeral heads to simulate the use of infusion-type devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventor: Stuart Charles Segall
  • Patent number: 8734161
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a facility for measuring critical CPR parameters during first aid training. Specifically, the device provides a manikin housing for the insertion of a consumer electronic device such as phone, music player, personal assistant, game controller or other device with necessary sensory for the measurement of the CPR parameters. Tactile buttons, touch sensitive displays and embedded accelerometers in these devices may be used to accurately measure CPR parameters. In certain embodiments, parameters may be measured using a game console controller and the feedback may be displayed on a television in the form of a video game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Physio-Control, Inc.
    Inventors: Corey James Centen, Sarah Ann Smith
  • Patent number: 8721342
    Abstract: A multi-mode athleticism movement measurement system includes an athlete-borne acceleration sensor and an athleticism processing device to determine athleticism information based upon one or more timing measurements from the athlete-borne acceleration sensor, the athleticism information corresponding to any of multiple athleticism measurement modes available on athleticism processing device and selectable by a user. A data link between the athlete-borne acceleration sensor and the athleticism rating processing device transmits the one or more timing measurements from the athlete-borne acceleration sensor to the athleticism rating processing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Prstojevich
  • Patent number: 8696362
    Abstract: A method of teaching patient care is provided. The method includes providing a medical simulator including a model of at least a portion of a human body. The simulator is configured to execute a simulated medical scenario. The method also includes defining a plurality of palette items, each of the plurality of palette items associated with a physiological state of the simulator, and defining at least one scenario, the at least one scenario including a series of linked palette items. The method also includes selecting a scenario for execution by the simulator, communicating the selected scenario to the simulator, and utilizing the simulator to execute the selected scenario.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Gaumard Scientific Company, Inc.
    Inventors: John S. Eggert, Michael S. Eggert, Alberto Rodriguez
  • Publication number: 20140099618
    Abstract: There is provided a Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) simulator enabling repeated defibrillation training to allow a user to practice CPR and use of a defibrillator, and the CPR simulator includes a dummy in a body shape similar to a human body shape; a first magnet installed on a upper right part of a chest of a body of the dummy; a second magnet installed on a bottom left side of the chest of the body of the dummy; a first training pad having a first metal sheet formed on one side thereof and a first electrode pad formed on the other side thereof; and a second training pad having a second metal sheet formed on one side thereof and a second electrode pad formed on the other side thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: BT INC.
    Inventors: Seung-Jin YANG, Dae-Yong KIM, In-Bae CHANG
  • Publication number: 20140093853
    Abstract: A system including a chest compression sensor configured to detect at least one parameter corresponding to chest compressions of a subject and an electrocardiogram signal simulator configured to generate a simulated electrocardiogram signal and combine and/or modify the simulated electrocardiogram signal with an output of the chest compression sensor to produce a simulated electrocardiogram signal with a CPR artifact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2012
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Inventor: Henry C. Constantine, III
  • Patent number: 8678830
    Abstract: A circulatory heart model (30) is disclosed that is geometrically accurate with respect to corresponding anatomical structures (31, 91, 103, 112, 124). The model (30) provides a closed loop for providing flow through the major anatomical structures (31, 91, 103, 112, 124) corresponding to a modeled biological heart. The model (30) provides a means of pumping fluid through a closed loop flow circuit analogous to the circulatory system by gripping the base of the heart model (30) and squeezing with one's hand. The transparent quality of the heart model (30) enables flow visualization including visualization of anatomical valve function through representative valves (53, 60, 69, 80). The model (3) provides high educational, scientific, and/or amusement value in a device that is economical to produce.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Inventors: Jonathan M. Gurdin, Josiah E. Verkaik
  • Publication number: 20140072940
    Abstract: A CPR training device for simulating continuous chest compressions has a weight measuring scale with a visual indicator of applied force or weight. The visual indicator includes a graduated measuring scale measuring 0 pounds to at least 140 pounds; and a pointer or needle movable in response to an applied force or weight. The CPR training device visually shows the applied force of each compression. The CPR training device has a top surface having a label. The label is adhered to the top surface and has a target zone identifying the location CPR compressions are to be applied. The target zone is preferably graphically depicted in the shape of a heart.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Inventor: Harrill D. Wood
  • Patent number: 8662901
    Abstract: A sport guiding device and a sport guiding method using the same are provided. The sport guiding method includes the following steps. Two of a predetermined sport frequency intensity, a predetermined calorific capacity and a predetermined sport time are provided. A predetermined sport frequency curve is obtained according to two of the predetermined sport frequency intensity, the predetermined calorific capacity and the predetermined sport time. An actual sport frequency curve of a user is detected. If the actual sport frequency curve is deviated from the predetermined sport frequency curve for the predetermined level, then a tempo guiding signal is outputted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Szu-Han Tzao, Chih-Chao Cheng, Ju-Chia Kuo, Jong-Jeng Hong
  • Publication number: 20140057235
    Abstract: Disclosed are methodologies, a system and components thereof and associated computer programs for providing training/testing of one or more users performing treatment of Sudden Cardiac Arrest(SCA) victims. The system provides computer controlled interactive instruction and testing methodologies that enable one or more users to be trained and/or tested using a plurality of mannequins including circuitry and hardware that enable each users compressions to analyzed for rate, depth and recoil to ensure that each user is performing the chest compressions properly. The data collected for determining rate, depth and recoil are collected via mannequin-specific hardware and electronics that utilize a plurality of magnets provided in proximity to a Hall Effect sensor. Data is collected at each mannequin and transmitted to at least one computer processing unit operating to receive, collect, analyze and display the data as well as store data for subsequent use in individualized training and certification of users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Inventors: Michael Kellum, Gregory Wayne Parkhurst
  • Patent number: 8647124
    Abstract: Method and apparatus to provide simulation of a human casualty. In one embodiment an autonomous casualty simulator includes a processing module having a scenario progression controller and a physiological modeling system to receive sensor input and to control effectors. The autonomous casualty simulator can be contained in a nominal human mannequin form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: The General Hospital Corporation
    Inventors: Ryan Scott Bardsley, Mark P. Ottensmeyer, Joseph T. Samosky, Steven L. Dawson
  • Patent number: 8631790
    Abstract: A system for performing simultaneous ventilation and resuscitation of a patient includes an oxygen source, at least one inspiration control valve, a breathing apparatus, at least one expiration control valve, at least one indicator, and at least one timer. The breathing apparatus is configured to form an air seal with at least a portion of the patient's respiratory tract such that a gas including oxygen can flow from the oxygen source to the lungs. The at least one expiration control valve being configured to selectively actuate an exhalation valve. The at least one indicator for indicating when a rescuer should perform a chest compression. The at least one timer for synchronizing actuation of the at least one inspiration control valve, the at least one expiration control valve, and the indicator, thereby enabling continuous compressions to be provided to the patient while the patient undergoes inspiration and expiration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Inventors: Christopher A. Di Capua, John F. Di Capua, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8616889
    Abstract: A manikin for practicing resuscitation, comprising an inflatable body (1). The inflatable body (1) is adapted to absorb compression force exerted during simulated chest compression. Preferably, the manikin also comprises a chest plate (4), the chest plate (4) acting as a pressure distributor on the inflatable body (1). The chest plate (4) being connected to the inflatable body (1) by elastic means (22). The manikin may also comprise a lung part (2), the lung part being connected to a face mask (3). The lung (2) being adapted for inflation through the mouth and/or the nose of the face mask (3). The lung (2) having a chest portion (13) positioned substantially parallel to the chest portion (5) of the inflatable body (1). The face mask (3) being positioned at a head portion (7) of the inflatable body (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Laerdal Medical AS
    Inventors: Tore Lærdal, Harald Eikeland, Jens Petter Ianke
  • Publication number: 20130330697
    Abstract: A method and system for determining the adequacy of abdominal thrusts applied to choking victims during performance of the Heimlich maneuver
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventor: Mark H. Totman
  • Publication number: 20130330698
    Abstract: There is provided a simulator for CPR and defibrillator training, which may perform training and evaluation of CPR and a defibrillator so that when there is a patient in an emergency situation, effective first aid can be provided to the patient. Through the simulator for CPR and defibrillator training, CPR and the use of the defibrillator for emergency medical technicians such as a doctor, a nurse and an emergency medical technician can be systematically and repetitively trained, and a person in charge of training can identify whether or not the education is performed effectively by recording and evaluating a training situation. Also, through the simulator, the education of CPR and defibrillator training is possible so that not only the emergency medical technicians but also general people can perform emergency treatment effectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventors: Seung-Jin YANG, Dae-Yong Kim, Nam-Hyuk Kim, Seung-Hun Jeong, Byeong-Jin Kim, In-Bae Chang
  • Patent number: 8585412
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for etiologic-based breath simulation and/or ventilator test platforms that provide operator-configurable breathing patterns, patient respiratory muscular effort waveform characteristics and patient parameter values. According to one embodiment, multiple respiratory muscle effort waveform specifications, each of which have associated therewith one or more waveform parameters, are provided for use by a breathing effort generator. The waveform specifications include (i) a specification based upon an empirical model that approximates clinically-observed, patient-generated muscle pressures, (ii) a specification based on configurable etiology-driven templates and/or (iii) a specification based on a configurable piecewise trajectory template. A waveform engine of the breathing effort generator is configured in accordance with a selected waveform specification and corresponding waveform parameter values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Mehdi M. Jafari, Jeffrey K. Aviano, Roger S. Mecca
  • Publication number: 20130252218
    Abstract: This invention relates to a CPR and first aid training system and method that is designed to teach people the cognitive knowledge and psychomotor skills related to first aid and CPR using self-directed educational strategies that include real-time feedback about the quality of the person's performance. The training system integrates software and hardware components as well as the use of either a manikin or non-human like surrogate for compression practice.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Inventors: Merrilee C. Sweet, Jerald F. Potts
  • Publication number: 20130233321
    Abstract: Intubation is a potentially dangerous invasive procedure with many plausible errors, such as over-inflation of a cuff and insertion of an intubation tube in the wrong lumen, potentially resulting in a patient's internal bleeding, suffocation, or even death. An intubation aide according to example embodiments of the present invention allows intubation of a patient, while eliminating potential injury to the patient, increasing accuracy and reliability of the placement of the intubation tube, and drastically decreasing procedural time. Within moments of insertion of the device into a patient, the medical caregiver knows, with complete certainty, the location of the intubation device without applying traditional time-consuming tasks. Embodiments also provide patient safety, if intubated for a prolonged periods, by regulating an inflation pressure of the cuff. The intubation aide can also be used for training purposes and is ideal for intubation in hospital and field settings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Inventor: Manu B. Singh
  • Publication number: 20130216992
    Abstract: A simulator intended for learning tracheal intubation includes: an anatomic dummy element (1) reproducing at least one buccal cavity (2) provided with a tongue (4), with an epiglottis (7) and with the corresponding glossoepiglottic vallecula (8); a simulation system (15) capable of determining at least one physiological parameter of a patient subject to tracheal intubation; at least one force sensor (13) positioned on the dummy element at the glossoepiglottic vallecula so as to measure the force applied at this level by the blade (11) of a laryngoscope (12) handled by the operator; and transmission element (14) for providing the value of the measurement conducted with the force sensor at the input of the simulation system; wherein the simulation system is laid out for taking into account the value of the measurement conducted with the force sensor in order to determine the physiological parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Inventors: Umberto Simeoni, Philippe Foucqueteau
  • Patent number: 8511308
    Abstract: CPR systems that provide guidance to a CPR provider are presented. Contemplated CPR systems include sensors that collect a victim's biometric data during CPR. The data is processed by an electronic assembly which provides feedback to the CPR provider. The electronic assembly can be packaged within a cranio-cervical extension device having language independent instructions encoded on a surface of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: CPaiR, Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence E. Hecox, David Eckhous, Blain Tomlinson
  • Publication number: 20130196301
    Abstract: The present invention describes a device and system for simulating normal and disease state cardiac functioning, including an anatomically accurate left cardiac simulator for training and medical device testing. The system and device uses pneumatically pressurized chambers to generate ventricle and atrium contractions. In conjunction with the interaction of synthetic mitral and aortic valves, the system is designed to generate pumping action that produces accurate volume fractions and pressure gradients of pulsatile flow, duplicating that of a human heart. Through the use of a remote handheld electronic controller and manual adjustments from a main control panel, the air pressure level, fluidic pressure, and heart rate is controlled to induce contractions that simulate a wide variety of heart conditions ranging from normal heart function to severely diseased or injured heart conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Inventors: David Jeffrey Carson, Baruch B. Lieber, Chanderamouli Sadasivan, David Fiorella, Henry Woo, Michael Romao