Simulation Of Flow Of Body Liquid Patents (Class 434/268)
  • Patent number: 10679519
    Abstract: A anatomical phantom is disclosed containing a pathological abnormality having fluorescing properties to simulate fluorescence training and/or the simulation of medical procedures, such as fluorescence-based methods for intraoperative visualization and image-guidance. The phantom is made of materials that mimic anatomical biomechanical properties and wherein the pathological abnormality contains fluorescing properties to fluoresce in responsive to UV light excitation. The phantom may be a standalone model or may be used in a complementary simulation kit to provide a more comprehensive training approach.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Synaptive Medical (Barbados) Inc.
    Inventors: Fergal Kerins, Bradley Allan Fernald, Mohammad Kashif Siddiqui
  • Patent number: 10586470
    Abstract: A training device applicable to training personnel in the treatment of a traumatic injury is presented. The invention includes a compressible body, a base, a wound structure, and an annular cavity. The compressible body simulates a body portion. The compressible body resides within the base. The base is disposed about a top surface of the compressible body. The base is harder than the compressible body so that the base protectively covers the compressible body. The wound structure is disposed along the compressible body. The wound structure includes a wound cavity which extends from the top surface into the compressible body. The annular cavity extends into the compressible body about the wound cavity. The annular cavity permits movement and/or expansion of a wall defined by and between the wound cavity and the annular cavity when probed by a finger or instrument and packed with gauze, bandages, and the like during treatment of the wound structure to stem blood flow from a bleed tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Techline Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel J. Parry, Jonathan A. Closeme, David J. Parry, Jr., Anthony R. Grillo
  • Patent number: 10540913
    Abstract: A mannequin has a torso portion with a simulated vertebral column and anatomical aortic zones for the REBOA procedure. A fluid pressure source provides a fluid to the torso portion, and a fluid collection reservoir receives fluid from the torso portion. Conduits extend between the fluid pressure source and collection reservoir. Valves associated with the conduits and the fluid pressure source and collection reservoir may be positioned to simulate injuries in the first, second and third REBOA zones. A main conduit simulates the aorta. A simulated groin portion is configured to receive a REBOA catheter. The simulated groin portion has a conduit simulating the femoral artery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: MEDALUS INC.
    Inventor: Christopher Kinsella
  • Patent number: 10535282
    Abstract: A training device applicable to training personnel in the treatment of a traumatic injury is presented. The invention includes a compressible body, a base, a wound structure, and an annular cavity. The compressible body simulates a body portion. The compressible body resides within the base. The base is disposed about a top surface of the compressible body. The base is harder than the compressible body so that the base protectively covers the compressible body. The wound structure is disposed along the compressible body. The wound structure includes a wound cavity which extends from the top surface into the compressible body. The annular cavity extends into the compressible body about the wound cavity. The annular cavity permits movement and/or expansion of a wall defined by and between the wound cavity and the annular cavity when probed by a finger or instrument and packed with gauze, bandages, and the like during treatment of the wound structure to stem blood flow from a bleed tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Techline Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel J. Parry, Jonathan A. Closeme, David J. Parry, Jr., Anthony R. Grillo
  • Patent number: 10521523
    Abstract: A method is described herein that comprises selecting a training objective, wherein the training objective comprises an objective to teach an animal to perform a behavior in an environment. The method includes testing the animal to determine a profile. The method includes identifying an optimal training product for the animal based on the profile. The method includes identifying an optimal training protocol for the animal based on the profile. The method includes simulating an experience of teaching the animal the behavior in a virtual training environment using the optimal training product and the optimal training protocol, the simulating including one or more applications running on a computing device for providing a virtual training environment, wherein the virtual training environment mimics the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Radio Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher E Mainini, William S Groh
  • Patent number: 10441893
    Abstract: Disclosed is a toy having a head, a torso, a pair of forelimbs and a pair of hindlimbs to represent a life form. The toy is a 3-D, hollow article, which is made up of a sculptured front member and a rear cover. The interior of the 10 toy has a hollow member to provide a variable volume to contain a fluid. The hollow member may be a deformable bag or a cylinder-plunger assembly. The cylinder-plunger assembly may be joined to a connector and a tube in leak-proof fluid communication. A first end of the connector is exposed to the exterior. The toy is useful for demonstrating a medical treatment or procedure involving infusing, withdrawing or transferring a fluid, or connecting a feeding or breathing tube during treatment. The toy/deformable bag may represent an organ.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Joytingle PTE Ltd.
    Inventor: Esther ChunShu Wang
  • Patent number: 10387587
    Abstract: A method is described herein that comprises providing through an electronic interface a simulated environment. The method includes representing a product within the simulated environment. The method includes representing use of the product within the simulated environment, wherein the represented product mimics an appearance and an operation of a corresponding physical product. The method includes providing one or more peripheral input devices for manipulating objects represented in the simulated environment, wherein the objects include the represented product. The method includes evaluating the manipulating of the represented product according to at least one criterion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: RADIO SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Christopher E Mainini, William S Groh
  • Patent number: 10380918
    Abstract: A modular medical training apparatus having a body shaped like an upper torso and configured to house a plurality of self-contained needle insertion training devices. Preferably, the body will house at least one self-contained needle insertion training devices in the forearm of the torso for catheter needle insertions training and at least one in the front upper chest area for needle decompression insertion training. Also disclosed is a readily replaceable simulated vein strip for needle insertion training devices including such components of the modular training apparatus, and a simulated vein with index markings to facilitate length determination for use with needle insertion training devices including such components of the modular training apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Mochtech, LLC
    Inventors: Robb Mourton, Douglas Churovich
  • Patent number: 10360813
    Abstract: A pulsatile flow generating pump for a catheter simulator, which makes it possible to conveniently perform catheter operation training is provided. The pump (10) includes a cylinder (13) provided inside with a piston performing a reciprocating motion; a driving motor (15) causing the piston to perform a reciprocating motion; a link mechanism (19) converting the rotational motion of the driving motor (15) to the reciprocating motion of the piston; an extrusion port (86b), through which a liquid inside the cylinder is extruded to the outside by the piston; a suction port (86a), through which a liquid from the outside is sucked into the cylinder; and a control unit 70 for controlling the rotation of the driving motor 15. The control unit 70 controls the driving motor 15 so as to output pulsatile flows at a rate of 20 times to 200 times per minute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignees: OSAKA UNIVERSITY, JMC CORPORATION, FUYO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keita Okayama, Yasushi Sakata, Daichi Watanabe, Makoto Inada, Munekuni Sato
  • Patent number: 10191062
    Abstract: The invention relates to a Model Gut System (MGS) comprising a pancreatic phase consisting essentially of synthetic pancreatic juice comprising pancreatin and one or more suitable pancreatic diluent(s) at a pH from about 7 to about 9, preferably about 7.9 to about 8.2, and porcine bile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: University of Newcastle Upon Tyne
    Inventors: Jeff Pearson, Iain Brownlee, Matt Wilcox, Peter Chater, David Houghton
  • Patent number: 10127838
    Abstract: A synthetic surgical simulation system includes an anatomical structure comprising a hydrogel and at least 60% water and a tubular structure that is configured to at least partially vaporize, seal, and/or cut in response to an application of energy emitted by an electrosurgical tool. Some exemplary tools are a high-frequency alternating and direct current electrosurgical tool, a high frequency sound wave electrosurgical tool, or an argon beam coagulator. In some embodiments, the system also includes connective tissue. In further embodiments, the connective tissue couples a first anatomical structure and a second anatomical structure. In some embodiments, the tubular structure is at least partially embedded in one or more of the first anatomical structure, the second anatomical structure, and the connective tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: PraxiCut, LLC
    Inventors: Cecilie Tassone, Alexandre Derevianko, John Welin, Henry Africano, Georgia Papavasiliou, Yusheng He, Sabina Tassone
  • Patent number: 9999756
    Abstract: Systems and methods for delivering a gaseous contrast agent to the lungs of a subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: THE TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
    Inventors: Kiarash Emami, Stephen J. Kadlecek, Rahim R. Rizi, Masaru Ishii, Hooman Hamedani
  • Patent number: 9972218
    Abstract: A wound debridement model for practicing debridement during classroom training. The wound debridement model includes a base comprising a top surface with at least one hole in the top surface of the base, wherein the bottom of the hole is painted red. The model includes a first layer at least partially covering the top surface of the base such that the first layer is built into a ridge around the hole, wherein the first layer is a flesh colored layer. Further, the wound debridement model includes a second layer coated in a portion of the red painted base of the hole, wherein the second layer comprises wax. Further, the wound debridement model includes a third layer, wherein the third layer comprises a yellow stringy and slimy material. Furthermore, the wound debridement model includes a fourth layer covering the third layer. The fourth layer includes a round piece of leather.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Inventor: Cari JoAnn Normand
  • Patent number: 9959784
    Abstract: Simulated pregnant abdominal systems and associated devices, systems, and methods are provided. The pregnant abdominal systems allow an interactive scenario simulating a routine gestation palpation of a fetal baby, the performance of an external cephalic version as well as the Leopold's Maneuvers. Further, the pregnant abdominal systems can be used as a platform to physically hear the fetus heartbeat using stethoscope, Doppler instrument, or a prenatal monitor. Further, in some implementations the fetus can be visualized using standard ultrasound systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: GAUMARD SCIENTIFIC COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Siobhain Lowe, Christine M. Tarud
  • Patent number: 9959787
    Abstract: A training method for sclerotherapy. The method includes directing a needle tip into communication with an artificial venous structure, dispensing a fluid through the needle to force fluid from the artificial venous structure and detecting the fluid that is displaced from the artificial venous structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Nelson Medical Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Dvora Y. Nelson, Craig B. Berky, Thomas M. Kress
  • Patent number: 9940849
    Abstract: A surgical simulation system is provided. The system includes at least one simulated body organ placed upon the base of an organ tray and at least one covering layer placed over the simulated body organ. At least one of the simulated body organ and covering layer includes electro-conductive gel that is operably severable under application of electrical current to simulate electrosurgery in a training environment. The training environment comprises a top cover connected to and spaced apart from a base to define an internal cavity that is partially obstructed from direct observation by a practitioner. The tray, simulated body organs and covering layer are placed inside the internal cavity for the practice of laparoscopic surgical procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Applied Medical Resources Corporation
    Inventors: Charles C. Hart, Eduardo Bolanos, Sam Chehayeb
  • Patent number: 9881523
    Abstract: A hydraulic model of the cardiovascular system for illustrating a plurality of physiological concepts and relationships including arterial compliance, venous compliance, and peripheral resistance, said model comprising: a.) a cardiac subsystem for moving a fluid in a singular direction in a closed hydraulic system; b.) an arterial subsystem for modeling arterial compliance, the arterial subsystem fluidically coupled with the cardiac subsystem to receive the fluid discharged from the cardiac subsystem; c.) a peripheral resistance subsystem for modeling peripheral resistance, the peripheral resistance subsystem fluidically coupled with the arterial subsystem to receive the fluid discharged from arterial subsystem; d.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: University of Scranton
    Inventor: Terrence E. Sweeney
  • Patent number: 9865180
    Abstract: A heart phantom assembly comprises a mechanical actuator system comprising a support operatively supporting at least two actuators and a fixing device. A phantom interface is operatively connected to the at least two actuators to be displaceable in at least one translational degree of freedom and at least one rotational degree of freedom as a function of actuation from the at least two actuators. A deformable heart phantom is connected at an end to the phantom interface, and at another end to the fixing device, to be subjected to compression/expansion in response to movements of the phantom interface in the translational degree of freedom, and to torsion in response to movements of the phantom interface in the rotational degree of freedom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: VAL-CHUM, LIMITED PARTNERSHIP
    Inventors: Eric Saloux, François Tournoux
  • Patent number: 9715839
    Abstract: A perfusion system apparatus includes a subject simulator for simulating a subject. The subject simulator includes a circulatory system having an inlet line for receiving fluid from the perfusion system, an outlet line for transferring fluid to the perfusion system, at least one sensor for sensing at least one fluid property and at least one control device coupled to at least one of the inlet line and the outlet line. The control device manipulates the at least on fluid property based at least partially on signals from the at least one sensor, to thereby simulate a least one of compliance and resistance of the simulated subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: TERUMO CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Andrew Pybus, John Begg, Richard Morris, James Craig Herbert, Vladimir Ilic, Stephen Ronald Fuller
  • Patent number: 9704418
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an ocular surgery training device, which includes an eye model having a hole at one side, and a catheter inserted into the hole, wherein a pressure sensor for measuring a pressure applied to the hole by the catheter is provided at one end of the catheter. The present invention may provide the ocular surgery training device which may enhance the skill of users in performing ocular surgery, thereby preventing complications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: The Catholic University of Korea Industry-Academic Cooperation Foundation
    Inventors: Dong Jin Chang, Choun-ki Joo
  • Patent number: 9662210
    Abstract: This document provides systems and methods for testing of various kinds of valves. For example, this document provides systems and methods for accelerated life testing of prosthetic heart valves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: TA Instruments-Waters L.L.C.
    Inventors: David L. Dingmann, Troy D. Nickel, Andrew D. White, Kyle P. Duffin, Ryan Siskey, Michael Liebschner, Andrew Rau, Sunoj Narayanan, Lito Cruz Mejia
  • Patent number: 9585573
    Abstract: Provided is a method for estimating blood pressure using a variable characteristic ratio. In the method, a pressure wave detected at a measurement body part of a subject is obtained to calculate a characteristic ratio of the subject based on a correlation between the characteristic ratio used to determine blood pressure at a measurement body part and the shape of the pressure wave detected at the measurement body part. The blood pressure at the measurement body part of the subject is estimated using the calculated characteristic ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seok Chan Kim, Youn-ho Kim
  • Patent number: 9576504
    Abstract: A hydraulic model of the cardiovascular system for illustrating a plurality of physiological concepts and relationships including arterial compliance, venous compliance, and peripheral resistance, said model comprising: a.) a cardiac subsystem for moving a fluid in a singular direction in a closed hydraulic system; b.) an arterial subsystem for modeling arterial compliance, the arterial subsystem fluidically coupled with the cardiac subsystem to receive the fluid discharged from the cardiac subsystem; c.) a peripheral resistance subsystem for modeling peripheral resistance, the peripheral resistance subsystem fluidically coupled with the arterial subsystem to receive the fluid discharged from arterial subsystem; d.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: University of Scranton
    Inventor: Terrence E. Sweeney
  • Patent number: 9558678
    Abstract: A training device includes a base formed of a thermoplastic elastomeric material that transmits near-infrared radiation and which re-seals after being punctured by a needle of the type used to draw blood from veins. A plurality of simulated veins is formed in the thermoplastic elastomeric material. Each simulated vein is an elongate cylindrical void or lumen formed in the thermoplastic elastomeric material. A blood-simulating and near-infrared absorbing fluid is disposed in each lumen of the plurality of simulated veins. A first simulated vein is formed near a top surface of the thermoplastic elastomeric material, a second simulated vein is positioned further from the top surface, and a third simulated vein is positioned still further from the top surface. A white-in-color cover overlies the base to reflect a computer projected image representing underlying near-infrared absorbing structures that simulate veins that are detectable by near-infrared vein imagers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Inventor: Michael E. Nerney
  • Patent number: 9386960
    Abstract: A multimodal cardiac phantom has a body structure with a shape and properties that mimic the elasticity, ultrasound, and magnetic properties of cardiac tissue. The multimodal cardiac phantom is advantageously produced from a polymer such as polyvinyl alcohol. The polyvinyl alcohol may include magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) markers and ultrasound markers. The multimodal cardiac phantom can be used to evaluate and to configure apparatuses for imagining cardiac tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: University of Louisville Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Vahid Tavakoli, Amir A. Amini
  • Patent number: 9357964
    Abstract: A prosthetic component suitable for long-term implantation is provided. The prosthetic component measures a parameter of the muscular-skeletal system is disclosed. The prosthetic component comprises a first structure having at least one support surface, a second structure having at least one feature configured to couple to bone, and at least one sensor. The electronic circuitry and sensors are hermetically sealed within the prosthetic component. The sensor couples to the support surface of the first structure. The first and second structure are coupled together housing the at least one sensor. In one embodiment, the first and second structure are welded together forming the hermetic seal that isolates the at least one sensor from an external environment. The at least one sensor can be a pressure sensor for measuring load and position of load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: ORTHOSENSOR INC.
    Inventors: Marc Stein, Andrew Chase
  • Patent number: 9360460
    Abstract: A device for calibrating and testing echotomographic equipment comprises an electric motor, a pair screw—female screw, wherein the screw is connected to an outlet shaft of the motor and the female screw is mobile with respect to a supporting plane, so as to transform a rotary motion of the motor shaft into a linear motion, a piston connected to the female screw and linearly mobile, coherently to the female screw, a membrane stressed by the piston, means apt to allow propagating ultrasound waves towards/from said membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA
    Inventors: Franco Marinozzi, Fabiano Bini
  • Patent number: 9342997
    Abstract: This invention is directed to a modular staged simulator and a process of simulating medical trauma and maladies for the purpose of training or certifying individuals including medical professionals. More specifically, this disclosure relates to ex vivo training exercises as opposed to traditional forms of training using intact cadavers, in vivo surgery on animal subjects; and supervised apprenticeship performing surgery on human subjects with trauma or maladies under the watch of a skilled medical practitioner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Inventors: Richard H. Feins, W. Andrew Grubbs, Alexander McLain Grubbs, Matthew M. Dedmon
  • Patent number: 9342996
    Abstract: A system for simulating one or more hemorrhages in order to provide a more dynamic and realistic hemorrhage simulation in order to train medical personnel and other critical care givers, such as first responders, medics, and emergency medical technicians (EMTs) on treating hemorrhages. The system includes a reservoir, a flow controller, and at least one conduit connected to at least one simulated wound site wherein the system supplies fluid to the simulated wound site in order to simulate a hemorrhage. The system may further include a plurality of wound sites that have their respective fluid flows controlled by the fluid flow controller. In at least one embodiment, the reservoir and the flow controller are housed within a bag. In at least one embodiment, the system further includes an audio system for providing audio cues to the simulation participants to enhance the realism of the simulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Lynn R. King
  • Patent number: 9275557
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods appropriate for use in medical training that include materials that better mimic natural human tissue are disclosed. In one aspect a polysiloxane mixture for simulating human biological tissue, especially human breast tissue, is disclosed. In another aspect, a method of manufacturing a biological tissue ultrasound phantom is disclosed. In another aspect, a human breast tissue models are disclosed. In some instances, the human breast tissue model includes at least one simulated pathological structure that simulates such pathologies as a cyst, a medullary carcinoma, a ductal carcinoma, an infiltrating scirrhus carcinoma, a lobular carcinoma, and a fibroadenoma.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Gaumard Scientific Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Neil Trotta, Jennifer Anne Trotta, Siobhain Lowe
  • Patent number: 9198583
    Abstract: A method of correcting an error in a measured blood pressure includes measuring a blood pressure at a first site of a first body, calculating, using a processor, the error in the blood pressure measured at the first site of the first body based on a correlation between a shape of a sphygmogram measured at a first body part and a difference between a blood pressure measured at the first body part and a blood pressure measured at a second body part, where the correlation is predetermined using a statistical method based on a plurality of data from the blood pressure measured at the first body part and the blood pressure measured at the second body part, and correcting, using the processor, the blood pressure measured at the first site of the first body using the error calculated based on the correlation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Youn-ho Kim, Seok-chan Kim, Kun-soo Shin
  • Patent number: 9153146
    Abstract: A method and a system are for simulating a surgical procedure on a bodily object, such as an organ, in a virtual environment. The virtual environment includes a three-dimensional mathematically described model of the bodily object which reflects geometrical and mechanical properties, and a virtual instrument that is controlled by a physical feeding device, which makes it possible to affect the model. The method includes the steps of representing a two-dimensional projection of the model by way of a video sequence containing a recorded view of a real bodily object, wherein engagement with the virtual instrument only involves interacting with the model. In addition, a method is for simulating an operation containing several surgical procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: SURGICAL SCIENCE SWEDEN AB
    Inventors: Anders Hyltander, Anders Larsson, David Löfstrand, Hans Lönroth
  • Patent number: 9135832
    Abstract: A method for learning reduction techniques using an anatomical model for training aid is provided. The method for learning the reduction techniques uses the anatomical model for training aid which comprises bone members, the bone members comprising a first bone member and a second bone member, either one of the first bone member or the second bone member being provided with a magnet and the other being provided with a magnet material, and has two connection statuses including a normal connection status where the first bone member and the second bone member are connected in a status similar to a normal connection status of human bones and an abnormal connection status where they are connected in a status different from the normal connection status of human bones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Inventors: Shuhei Takasu, Hideharu Kitada, Yoshihiko Tanabe
  • Patent number: 9129535
    Abstract: A method for learning reduction techniques using an anatomical model for training aid enabling the learning of reduction techniques without performing reduction on an actual patient is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Inventors: Shuhei Takasu, Hideharu Kitada, Yoshihiko Tanabe
  • Publication number: 20150140539
    Abstract: A healthcare simulation system including a mannequin with active physiological characteristics, a display monitor adapted for displaying physiological parameters, and a computer for controlling the mannequin and the monitor. A healthcare simulation method including the steps of programming the computer with healthcare scenarios, operating active characteristics of the mannequin, and dynamically displaying physiological parameters corresponding to patient vital signs. Alternative aspects of the invention include tools, such as computers and other equipment, for obtaining and displaying information and for interconnecting and interfacing participants, subjects and controllers in training systems and methods. Additional aspects of the invention include systems and methods for glucometer simulation and training.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: David S. Zamierowski, Kathy A. Carver, Lawrence E. Guerra
  • Publication number: 20150104773
    Abstract: A medical trainer simulator includes a plurality of simulated vessels filled with a conductive fluid representing, for example, veins or arteries. While performing a procedure using the medical trainer, a person inserts a medical instrument, e.g., a needle or scalpel, into a selected vessel, causing the medical instrument to contact the conductive fluid. A circuit board detects when a circuit is thus created by detecting an electrical current flowing through the medical instrument and the conductive fluid it has contacted. A software program executing on a computer excludes any phantom circuit occurring when the medical instrument contacts conductive fluid from a previous procedure that is not within one of the vessels. A phantom circuit is detected if the resistance of the resulting circuit exceeds a predetermined threshold. The computer visually and/or audibly indicates whether the correct vessel was pierced or excised by the medical instrument.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Christopher C. Toly, Douglas J. Beighle, Aaron M. Erbeck, Tyler L. Hartley, Jay A. Borseth
  • Publication number: 20150037774
    Abstract: Medical training kits and methods include a simulated liquid blood which simulates mammalian whole blood and a simulated hemostatic component. The simulated liquid blood includes a gellable component, and a simulated hemostatic component includes a gelling agent. The gelling agent causes the gellable component in the simulated liquid blood to form a mass of semi-solid or solid material in response the simulated blood being brought into contact therewith to thereby simulate blood clotting. In certain embodiments, the gellable component is chitosan and/or an alginate compound and the gelling agent is at least one compound which causes the gellable component to desolubulize, polymerize, complex, precipitate, cross-link and the like so as to form a semi-solid or solid mass of chitosan in response to physical contact between the simulated blood and the simulated hemostatic agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Bradford L. Day, Michael J. Danillich
  • Patent number: 8944825
    Abstract: The present invention relates to teaching props for use in clinical education. The teaching props are in the form of synthetic body parts adapted to be worn by the instructor to facilitate demonstration of physiological functions and clinical procedures to the students. The synthetic body parts include simulated skin or tissue and one or more internal conduits adapted to contain at least one simulated physiological fluid and is adapted to facilitate simulation of physiological functions or clinical procedures. The props allow the students to practice clinical procedures and techniques in a realistic situation without any risk of harm or discomfort to a real patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Inventors: Kerry Reid-Searl, Rusty Slusser
  • Publication number: 20150024363
    Abstract: A wearable device for simulating wounds and injuries received during a trauma event includes a raiment and vest for covering the torso of a person. The raiment has an outer surface with a color and a texture comparable to human skin. Mounted on the outer surface is at least one wound simulator formed with an orifice that is in fluid communication with a fluid reservoir. Thus, the person can selectively expel a blood-like fluid from the reservoir, and through the wound simulator orifice, to simulate a trauma event. The vest includes an artificial rib cage and prosthetic internal organs juxtaposed with at least one wound simulator to simulate internal effects of a trauma event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: Stuart Charles Segall
  • Publication number: 20150024362
    Abstract: A surgical simulation assembly is provided for simulating realistic surgery on animal organs or human cadavers. The surgical simulation assembly comprises a generally flat tray having a central indentation for receiving an organ, at least one drainage aperture and at least one indented trough extending from the central indentation for receiving at least one tube. The tray is assembled with a simulator heart and lungs prepped for connection to a variable speed double action air pump assembly that creates both positive pressure and a vacuum on the heart to simulate a beating heart. The tray is supported on a basket having a lower containment portion for containing fluid waste collected during the simulated surgery. The basket is elevated by risers over a base designed to support the assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Richard H. Feins, Tom Birchard, W. Andrew Grubbs, Don Aikin, Daniel C. Fuccella
  • Patent number: 8926333
    Abstract: A device for simulating blood flow including an anatomical unit and a waveform generator for generating waveforms. The waveform generator includes a pump capable of pumping a fluid through at least one fluid line and thereby transmitting the waveform from the waveform generator through the fluid line. The waveform generator further includes a bifurcation point capable of splitting the fluid line into additional fluid lines, where the fluid lines include a main line and a parallel line. Additionally, the waveform generator includes valves capable of at least partially occluding fluid flow. The device further includes a reservoir capable of housing the fluid, where the waveforms enter and exit the anatomical unit and the waveform generator through the fluid lines simulating blood flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: SIMNEXT, LLC
    Inventors: John Vozenilek, Thomas Cusack, Sabeen Admani, Eliot Bethke, Michael Regan
  • Publication number: 20140377731
    Abstract: A test model has an outer polymer layer that models an exterior surface of a human arm and includes at least a wrist portion, an inner polymer core that is at least partially surrounded by the outer polymer layer and extends into the wrist portion, and polymer tubing adjacent to the inner polymer core. The polymer tubing is at least partially surrounded by the outer polymer layer and extends into the wrist portion. The polymer tubing has a first fluid inlet and a first fluid outlet. The test model is substantially free of metallic and magnetic materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Andrew Conrad, Eric Peeters
  • Publication number: 20140356836
    Abstract: A model newborn human eye which includes a hemispherical-shaped, integrally molded top assembly comprising a visually transparent cornea portion surrounding a visually opaque sclera portion in combination with a hemispherical-shaped bottom assembly comprising a bowl-shaped substrate disposed therein. The model newborn human eye further comprises a retinal layer comprising a two dimensional image of retinal vasculature disposed on said substrate, where the model newborn human eye is dimensioned for diagnosing Retinopathy of Prematurity (“ROP”) in premature infants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: Eye Care and Cure Asia Pte Ltd
    Inventors: Johan T.W. Van Dalen, Dan D. Carda
  • Patent number: 8882511
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system, method and medium for simulating medical conditions to facilitate medical training, that utilizes a roaming device configured to be mobile; a positioning device configured to determine location information of the roaming device; and a computing device configured to receive the location information, compare the location information with a predetermined set of regions, and transmit information indicative of a medical condition when the location information coincides with the predetermined set of regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Eastern Virginia Medical School
    Inventors: Frederic D. McKenzie, Hector M. Garcia, Reynel J. Castelino, Thomas W. Hubbard, John A. Ullian, Gayle A. Gliva-McConvey, Robert J. Alpino
  • Publication number: 20140322688
    Abstract: A system for evaluating training 1 comprises a pulsating flow generating unit 11 for imparting a pulsating flow to a designated fluid, a coronary artery flow generating unit 12 that branches off from that pulsating flow generating unit 11 and by which a flow condition of that pulsating flow can be converted to generate a coronary artery flow, and a surgery training unit 13 provided between the pulsating flow generating unit 11 and the coronary artery flow generating unit 12 and that operates to enable coronary artery bypass surgery training under pulsation. This system for evaluating training 1 has a circuit configured to enable the coronary artery flow fluid generated by the coronary artery flow generating unit 12 to pass through a simulated blood vessel that has been subjected to a designated treatment in training using the surgery training unit 13.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: EBM Corporation
    Inventors: Young Kwang PARK, Yasuyuki SHIRAISHI
  • Publication number: 20140302474
    Abstract: An anatomical simulation training device is disclosed in an embodiment herein. The anatomical device includes an anatomical model comprising a quadrant of a torso. The model includes a first opening and a second opening, wherein a first passageway connects between the first and the second opening. The model further includes a third opening, wherein a second passageway connects between the third opening and the second opening. The first passageway is configured to receive a first conduit, and the second passageway is configured to receive a second conduit. The first and second conduits are removable and replaceable. The model is comprised of, in part or in whole, a hydrogel, and said model quadrant torso mimics at least a portion of a human or non-human animal quadrant torso, and simulates at least one predetermined physical characteristic of a human or non-human animal torso with at least fifty percent or more similarity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventor: Christopher Sakezles
  • Publication number: 20140272874
    Abstract: Patient simulator systems for teaching patient care are provided. In some instances, the patient simulator systems include a patient body comprising one or more simulated body portions. Generally, the patient simulator systems of the present disclosure provide physiological modeling. In one embodiment, the patient simulator includes a maternal simulator comprising a maternal circulatory model, a maternal cardiac ischemia model, and a maternal respiratory model and a fetal simulator comprising a fetal circulatory model, a fetal cardiac ischemia model, and a fetal central nervous system model. A controller in communication with the maternal and fetal simulators coordinates parameters of the maternal circulatory model, the maternal cardiac ischemia model, the maternal respiratory model, the fetal circulatory model, the fetal cardiac ischemia model, and the fetal central nervous system model to simulate physiological characteristics of a natural mother and fetus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Gaumard Scientific Company, Inc.
    Inventors: John S. Eggert, Ning Jiang, Maria Christina Ramirez
  • Publication number: 20140272873
    Abstract: A teaching aid has visual indicia thereon simulating the circulatory system of an organism. The teaching aid includes (i) a template having visual indicia thereon simulating the circulatory system of an organism; and (ii) a plurality of connectors for connecting a medical device to the template. The template comprises (a) a base, and (b) visual indicia on the base, simulating the circulatory system of an organism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Abbot Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Bjorn G. Svensson, Michael L. Green, Caroline A. Colao, Thomas G. Hales, Michael J. Saso
  • Publication number: 20140272872
    Abstract: A device for simulating blood flow including an anatomical unit and a waveform generator for generating waveforms. The waveform generator includes a pump capable of pumping a fluid through at least one fluid line and thereby transmitting the waveform from the waveform generator through the fluid line. The waveform generator further includes a bifurcation point capable of splitting the fluid line into additional fluid lines, where the fluid lines include a main line and a parallel line. Additionally, the waveform generator includes valves capable of at least partially occluding fluid flow. The device further includes a reservoir capable of housing the fluid, where the waveforms enter and exit the anatomical unit and the waveform generator through the fluid lines simulating blood flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: John Vozenilek, Tom Cusack, Sabeen Admani, Eliot Bethke, Michael Regan
  • Patent number: 8808004
    Abstract: Disclosed is a biological model for training which is in a tubular shape having an inner cavity, has a narrowing or closing portion at a mid portion of the tube, and is provided with a artificial lesion member simulating a lesion occurring in a tubular tissue. In this biological model for training, the artificial lesion member includes, at least in a portion thereof, a plastic and deformable material. The biological model for training is used in expansion training for implementing expansion. As the plastic and deformable material, a material including, as the main component, at least one member selected from among a silicone clay, a resin clay and an oil clay can be specifically used. Such a material is preferred because of ensuring the maintenance of a expanded state in the expansion training.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroshi Misawa, Takashi Kuchiura