Head Or Part Thereof Patents (Class 434/270)
  • Patent number: 11403964
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for an apparatus and method for practicing injection techniques through an injectable apparatus. The injectable apparatus may contain a camera that is configured to detect the intensity and color of light attenuated from a testing tool after it is injected into a simulated human or animal body parts. A training tool may be connected to a user display device to generate a display of the injection apparatus as well as the performance parameters of a trainee.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Truinject Corp.
    Inventors: Gabrielle A. Rios, Jeff Crockett, Clark B. Foster, Milan Trcka, David J. Mishelevich, Aaron J. Gifford, Chris C. Ludolph
  • Patent number: 11366375
    Abstract: A projection apparatus including a housing and a first projection module is provided. The housing includes a curved projection area and an opening, wherein the curved projection area includes an inner surface and an outer surface opposite to each other. The first projection module is detachably disposed in the housing through the opening and corresponds to the curved projection area, wherein the first projection module projects an image onto the inner surface of the curved projection area, such that the outer surface of the curved projection area displays the projected image. The projection apparatus provided by the invention has the curved projection area to dynamically display a stereo image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Coretronic Corporation
    Inventors: Chia-Tien Chen, Shih-Kan Lin
  • Patent number: 11241186
    Abstract: There is provided a method for simulating at least one wet electroencephalogram (EEG) signal from at least one dry EEG signals, comprising: receiving at least one dry EEG signal measured by dry EEG electrode(s) applied to locations on a head of a patient corresponding to at least one of temporal lobe or frontal lobe, computing at least one simulated wet EEG signal by applying a trained statistical model based on at least one dry EEG signal, the at least one simulated wet EEG signal simulating wet EEG signals measured by a wet EEG electrode applied to at least one location corresponding to at least one of: central, parietal lobe, and occipital lobe, and providing the at least one simulated wet EEG signal for adjusting feedback of a neurofeedback treatment applied by a neurofeedback device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Myndlift Ltd.
    Inventors: Aziz Kaddan, Anas Abu Mukh, Shiri Simon
  • Patent number: 11087642
    Abstract: Provided is a blood spatter simulation head model including a housing having the shape of a human head; a reservoir inside the housing and capable of storing blood; an injection tube connected to the reservoir and extending to a lower portion of the housing, the injection tube including an injection opening through which blood is injected; and a weight unit in a lower portion of the housing and supporting the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Republic of Korea (National Forensic Service Director Ministry of Public Administration and Security)
    Inventors: Nam Kyu Park, Jae Mo Goh, Jin Pyo Kim, Young II Seo, Eun Ah Joo, Je Hyun Lee, Sang Yoon Lee, Dong A Lim
  • Patent number: 10977962
    Abstract: The Lateral Canthotomy and Cantholysis Simulation Device of the present disclosure includes a base with a depression to receive a simulated eye, a skin covering, and a plug having a plug head and a plug band that is removably attached to the base under said skin covering, where the band is under tension between the first end and the second end to simulate a canthal tendon. The plug band is pulled through an opening formed into the skin covering and an opening formed into the base. A bending member is attached at one end to a stationary member and the other end to plug. The simulated eye is attached to a hook, which is used with the bending member to move to simulated eye away from the base to simulate proptosis. When plug band is cut, bending member moves to a relaxed configuration and simulated eye moves back towards base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Inventor: Stuart C. Segall
  • Patent number: 10909885
    Abstract: A modular physiological training system including a torso, a rear skull portion, an airway assembly, and a front skull portion. The torso assembly representing a portion of a torso of a patient. The rear skull portion operably coupled to the torso assembly, and representing a rear portion of a patient's skull. The airway assembly representing an airway of the patient. The front skull portion including one or more coupling mechanisms, and representing a front portion of the patient's skull. The torso assembly and the rear skull portion configured to receive a portion of the airway assembly. The one or more coupling mechanisms of the front skull portion configured to operably couple the front skull portion to the airway assembly, and a front skull portion to the rear skull portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: 7-SIGMA Inc.
    Inventors: Wade R. Eichhorn, Jason Lu, Kristian G. Wyrobek
  • Patent number: 10891876
    Abstract: A dummy object is described which is particularly suitable for a functional testing of driver assistance systems for vehicles. The dummy object comprises a torso, at least one extremity-representing an arm or a leg, wherein the extremity includes a proximal extremity portion mounted in an articulated manner at the torso and a distal extremity portion mounted in an articulated manner at the proximal extremity portion, and at least one drive which is arranged in the torso and is designed to move the proximal extremity portion relative to the torso. The proximal extremity portion can be moved in such a manner that a movement of the distal extremity portion, which is correlated with the movement of the proximal extremity portion, can be created by utilizing the mass inertia of the associated distal extremity portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: 4ActiveSystems GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Fritz, Peter Josef Peyrer
  • Patent number: 10813714
    Abstract: A system for visual staging includes a staging board having a plurality of receptacles spaced apart from each other and extending into a thickness of the staging board, the staging board has an anatomical image that is viewable on a top surface of the staging board. A plurality of clips are configured to be received by and extend from the plurality of receptacles such that the clips are releasably connected to the staging board. The plurality of receptacles are spaced apart from each other at strategic positions on the staging board in relation to the anatomical image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Inventors: Ryan Heath, Dawn Sagrillo
  • Patent number: 10679520
    Abstract: A surgical training device is provided. The training device includes a model for practicing the passage of needle and suture. The model includes a base with a plurality of openings configured to receive a plurality of suture tabs. The suture tabs are made of elastomeric material. Some suture tabs includes pre-formed tab apertures for the passage of a suture. Other suture tabs include a penetrable area through which a suture needle may penetrate for passing a suture. The suture tabs are movable with respect to the base to orientate them at different angles with respect to the base. The base itself may include portions that are angled with respect to each other. The suture tabs are movable with respect to the base to pull, expose or open the tab apertures and surfaces. Some of the tab apertures are slits that open upon being pulled relative to the base requiring the user to practice holding the tab while passing the needle through the tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Applied Medical Resources Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory K. Hofstetter, Tracy Breslin, Khodr Saleh, Natasha Felsinger, Katie Black, Milan Draganov
  • Patent number: 10410543
    Abstract: An ophthalmic training simulator with simulated foreign objects and/or canthal tendons. A method of practicing foreign object removal from the eye and lateral canthotomy of the eye using said ophthalmic training simulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America as rep. by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Satyen M. Gada, Peter C. Liacouras, Mark J. Wyn, Johnathan A. Garnes
  • Patent number: 10360819
    Abstract: The presently disclosed subject provides a biomimetic eye model, and methods of its production and use. In one exemplary embodiment, the biomimetic eye model can include a scaffold having a convex curvature, a fluidic device coupled to the scaffold, a fabricated eyelid coupled to the fluidic device and a motor coupled to the fabricated eyelid. In certain embodiments, the scaffold can be impregnated with one or more keratocytes and a surface of the convex curvature of the scaffold can be covered with one or more layers of epithelial cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: THE TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
    Inventors: Dongeun Huh, Jeongyun Seo
  • Patent number: 10354558
    Abstract: A set of simulator hardware and software provide a realistic training environment for pressure equalization tube delivery to a tympanic membrane using a semi-automated pressure equalization tube delivery device (“PETDD”). An anatomically realistic ear model is attached to a touch sensitive display so that the ear model aligns with a displayed virtual image of the middle ear, creating a realistic view through the ear canal of the ear model. A training PETDD and other devices of the simulator provide pressure and location data for the training PETDD as a trainee inserts the PETDD tip into the ear canal to rest against the virtual TM and simulate a PE tube delivery event. Resulting data is examined to determine whether the simulated delivery would have been successful if it had been a real scenario.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Tusker Medical, Inc.
    Inventor: Nicholas E. Sherman
  • Patent number: 10181270
    Abstract: A nasal model simulator for surgical/anatomical training includes (a) an anatomic model representing one or more anatomical structures; (b) a boney midface structure that simulates osseous midface and nasal structures; and (C) a simulated septal cartilage configured to fit within the boney midface structure and is constructed of a material which simulates cartilage tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Inventor: Jennifer Fuller
  • Patent number: 10097817
    Abstract: A double-image projection device includes a laser projector, a semi-reflection mirror, and an ear canal model. The semi-reflection mirror is located in front of the laser projector; while the laser projector includes a MEMS (micro-electromechanical system) scanner for projecting scanning light beams, such that the scanning light beams is projected onto an imaging plane as a large image through transmitting through the semi-reflection mirror. The ear canal model is located in a reflective light path of the semi-reflection mirror, with its front end provided with a viewing port, and with its rear end provided with an ear drum piece, such that the scanning light beams emitted by the laser projector is projected onto the ear drum piece of the ear canal model a small image, through reflecting by the semi-reflection mirror.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: MEGAFORCE COMPANY LlMlTED
    Inventor: Wei-Hsuan Chen
  • Patent number: 9870722
    Abstract: A dummy object is described which is particularly suitable for a functional testing of driver assistance systems for vehicles. The dummy object comprises a torso, at least one extremity representing an arm or a leg, wherein the extremity includes a proximal extremity portion mounted in an articulated manner at the torso and a distal extremity portion mounted in an articulated manner at the proximal extremity portion, and at least one drive which is arranged in the torso and is designed to move the proximal extremity portion relative to the torso. The proximal extremity portion can be moved in such a manner that a movement of the distal extremity portion, which is correlated with the movement of the proximal extremity portion, can be created by utilizing the mass inertia of the associated distal extremity portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: 4ACTIVESYSTEMS GMBH
    Inventors: Martin Fritz, Peter Josef Peyrer
  • Patent number: 9865179
    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: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Inventor: Stuart Charles Segall
  • Patent number: 9799234
    Abstract: A shoulder assembly for a crash test dummy includes a shoulder assembly having a spring housing and a shoulder pivot member pivotally connected to the spring housing. The shoulder assembly includes a spring element disposed in the spring housing and an adjustable member to adjust the friction of the spring element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: HUMANETICS INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Bernard Willem Been, Mark John Burleigh
  • Publication number: 20150147737
    Abstract: An educational system for visualizing sound by a student in a laboratory. The system includes a speaker powered by an audio amplifier. A function generator or a microphone controls the amplitude and frequency of pressure waves originating from the speaker. A model of the ear canal is suspended over the speaker, the model having a plastic pipe with two open ends and a membrane stretched taut over one of the open ends with constant tension. A mirror is affixed to the membrane, creating a mass-loaded membrane. A laser pointer emits light directed toward the mirror. A screen receives a light reflection pattern created by the light reflected from the minor, with the model ear canal, speaker, membrane, and mirror placed equidistant between the screen and the laser pointer. The system is adapted to demonstrate hearing sensitivity to a deaf or hearing-impaired person in an educational setting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: The University of Scarton
    Inventors: Nicholas P. Truncale, Michelle Graham
  • Patent number: 9017080
    Abstract: An anatomical model assembly of the human head for use in teaching medical personnel. The anatomical model has an inner base that is shaped as part of the human skull. A first layer of material covers the base. The first layer of material provides a visual indication of at least some muscle groups contained within a human head. A second layer of material is provided that covers the first layer. The second layer of material has an exterior that is shaped with at least some human facial features. The second layer of material and the first layer of material are separate, unattached layers. The material selected for the first layer mimics the suppleness of muscle. The material selected for the top second layer mimics the feel and elasticity of skin. The result is an anatomical model that can be used to accurately teach, plan and practice medical procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Inventor: Otto J. Placik
  • Publication number: 20150079570
    Abstract: A swallowing simulation apparatus that facilitate approximately reproducing an actual phenomenon of swallowing and allows quantifying a physical quantity related to a behavior and a physical property of an orally-ingested product is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Yukihiro Michiwaki, Keigo Hanyuu, Testu Kamiya, Yoshio Toyama, Rika Murakami
  • Patent number: 8961187
    Abstract: A phantom comprises at least one first means for generating at least one dipole and at least one second means for actuating the first means in a non-electrical manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH
    Inventors: Frank Boers, Juergen Dammers, Heinz Rongen, Michael Schiek
  • Publication number: 20150004584
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a patient-simulating mannequin, which comprises at least one main smart board card. The main smart board card stores simulation scenarios. The patient-simulating mannequin also comprises at least one removable body part module having at least one peripheral smart board card in communication with the main smart board card. In another aspect, the present disclosure relates to a method for assembling a patient-simulating mannequin. The method comprises selecting a physiologic model and a simulation scenario. The method then determines removable body parts required to reproduce the physiologic model and run the simulation scenario. Removable body parts required to run the simulation scenario are then selected and connected to at least one main smart board card. Each body part comprises a peripheral smart board card. Then, the content of the main smart board card is updated and the simulation is run.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: CAE Healthcare Canada
    Inventors: Michel Galibois, Yanick Cote, Jeffery Jacoby, Louis Diotte
  • Publication number: 20140370476
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for training a user in a procedure includes registering a profile of the user, and receiving a selection of a training aid from a menu using a graphical user interface of the computer. The method further includes displaying the training aid on the graphical user interface of the computer. The training aid is responsive to an input from the user. The training aid accesses a storage space of the computer including a first database storing a graphical representation associated with the procedure, and a second database storing a multitude of questions and a multitude of associated answers. The storage space further includes a third database storing a multitude of symptoms and a multitude of associated solutions, and a fourth database storing a multitude of sequences associated with the procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventor: Srini Nageshwar
  • Publication number: 20140302475
    Abstract: An artificial anatomical model used in an embodiment as a simulation and training device for performing a cricothyroidotomy procedure on a patient having an upper airway obstruction is provided. Furthermore, the simulation device includes a mandible and neck base structure that geometrically mimicsa human mandible and neck region with corresponding anatomical landmarks such that a cricothyroidotomy procedure can be performed on the device for training purposes in some embodiments. Moreover, various components of the device are easily removable and replaceable independent of one another, further simplifying the training process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventor: Christopher Sakezles
  • Patent number: 8845334
    Abstract: An apparatus for teaching and practicing an ophthalmologic surgical technique of creating the continuous curvilinear capsulorhexis comprises a housing with a first base end and a second suction cup end for holding a malleable body; a flexible film or cellophane-type membrane covers the operating area of the malleable body; this flexible film can be held into place on the first base end with a first cap with an aperture or opening; in between the first base end and the second suction cup end, there can be a flexible stock with a threaded connection. There can also be a second cap addition, which simulates a cornea and anterior chamber, which can be filled with viscoelastic material, which can increase the pressure in the eye and flattens the anterior capsule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Inventor: Stuart Stoll
  • 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: 20140272875
    Abstract: The invention relates to an appliance for simulating the chewing action of a mammal, said appliance comprising two elements (21, 22) simulating a mobile lower maxilla and a fixed upper maxilla. The two elements are formed by two parallel disks (21, 22) aligned on a common axis (A-A?), a face of each disk, facing the other disk (21, 22), being provided with at least one raised part (31, 33) projecting from said face. The appliance comprises means (16, 17,18,19) for driving at least one (21) of said disks in relation to the other disk (22), rotationally about the common axis (A-A?) and in translation (12,13,14) parallel to said axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2008
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Olivier Francois, Alain Woda, Monique Alric, Lionel Batier, Sylvain Denis, François Callardo, Marie Agnès Peyron, Anne Mishellany-Dutour
  • Publication number: 20140272877
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods appropriate for use in medical training are disclosed. In some instances, a patient simulator system is provided that includes a maternal patient simulator and a fetal patient simulator. The maternal patient simulator includes an internal chamber sized to receive the fetal patient simulator and a birthing mechanism disposed within the internal chamber configured to translate and rotate the fetal patient simulator with respect to the maternal patient simulator to simulate a birth. In some instances, the fetal patient simulator an internal support structure that includes a head, spinal components, left arm components, right arm components, left leg components, and right leg components with a continuous silicon skin layer covering the internal support structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Gaumard Scientific Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Miguel Carvajal, Victor Fernandez, Jeffrey Karpf, Yojans Lurbe, Lazaro Morales, Alberto Rodriguez
  • Publication number: 20140272876
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods appropriate for use in medical training are disclosed. In some instances, a patient simulator system is provided that includes a maternal patient simulator and a fetal patient simulator. The maternal patient simulator includes an internal chamber sized to receive the fetal patient simulator and a birthing mechanism disposed within the internal chamber configured to translate and rotate the fetal patient simulator with respect to the maternal patient simulator to simulate a birth. In some instances, the fetal patient simulator an internal support structure that includes a head, spinal components, left arm components, right arm components, left leg components, and right leg components with a continuous silicon skin layer covering the internal support structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Gaumard Scientific Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Miguel Carvajal, Victor Fernandez, Jeffrey Karpf, Yojans Lurbe, Lazaro Morales, Alberto Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 8801986
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of manufacturing a molded object. The method includes: supplying a first liquid material to a first region out of a molding enabling region where a powder material is arranged and curing the powder material of the first region using a lamination molding technology to form a first insoluble part insoluble in a solvent; supplying a second liquid material different from the first liquid material to the powder material of a second region, which is provided so as to be surrounded by the first region, out of the molding enabling region and curing the powder material of the second region using the lamination molding technology to form a second soluble part soluble in the solvent; and dissolving the second part in the solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Matsui, Nobuhiro Kihara, Junichi Kuzusako
  • Publication number: 20140212864
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for an apparatus and method for practicing injection techniques through an injectable apparatus. The injectable apparatus may contain a camera that is configured to provide three-dimensional location information for a testing tool based on light attenuated from the testing tool after it is injected into a simulated human or animal body parts. A training tool may be connected to a user display device to generate a display of the injection apparatus as well as the performance parameters of a trainee.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: TRUINJECT MEDICAL CORP.
    Inventors: Gabrielle A. Rios, Clark B. Foster
  • Patent number: 8764450
    Abstract: A system for medical training includes an anatomical simulator modeled after at least a portion of a body, the simulator including at least one external surface, and at least one cavity in fluidic communication with the external surface via a cavity. The system further includes at least one internal sensor positioned at an internal location of the anatomical simulator, the internal sensor positioned to receive an internal input based on forces applied from within the cavity, at least one external sensor positioned at an external location of the anatomical simulator and to receive an external input based on forces applied to the external surface, and a feedback display system in communication with the sensors to simultaneously record external sensor readings from the at least one external sensor and internal sensor readings from the at least one internal sensor and at least one time measurement device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Inventor: Carla M. Pugh
  • Publication number: 20140162233
    Abstract: A technique for fabricating a surgical splint for use in correcting a dental condition of a patient. The technique involves obtaining a three-dimensional digital model of lower and upper arch dentitions of the patient having the dental condition. Relative positions of the lower and upper arch dentitions are adjusted with respect to each other in the three-dimensional digital model using a computing device. A relative positioning structure is added to the three-dimensional digital model using the computing device. A physical model of the patient's corrected dentition is then generated from the three-dimensional digital model. The physical model includes the relative positioning structure that connects the lower and upper arch dentitions of the physical model at the adjusted relative position. The surgical splint is then formed using the physical model. A non-surgical splint is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Inventors: Bruce W. Hultgren, Michael C. Marshall
  • Patent number: 8708708
    Abstract: A head form for testing a variety of respirators. The head form can prevent false leak failures by having a mask registration member upon which the mask under test is mounted, the mask registration member being self lubricating. In one embodiment, the registration member is an inflatable bladder. The bladder can be configured to limit lift away of the inflatable bladder from the recess, thereby mitigating leaks in the head form assembly. The bladder may be configured to limit roll away of portions of the bladder that register against the head form, thereby reducing or eliminating leaks between the inflatable bladder and the mask under test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: TSI, Inc.
    Inventors: Max Carideo, Ricky L. Holm, Stuart J. Olstad, Richard Remiarz
  • Patent number: 8672684
    Abstract: A doll for educating caregivers about Shaken Baby Syndrome comprises a head portion, a body, and may comprise transparent skin. The head portion may have a simulated brain disposed therein. The head portion is floppably connected to the body. The doll may further comprise a first chamber and a second chamber containing simulated blood, the simulated blood being visible in the first chamber after acceleration experienced during a shaking episode, but otherwise being concealed from view in the second chamber. A plurality of acceleration sensors may be disposed within the doll to detect acceleration experienced during a shaking episode, and the plurality of acceleration sensors may trigger warnings to the caregiver when portions of the doll experience acceleration sufficient to endanger an infant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: RealityWorks, Inc.
    Inventor: Nena R. Ray
  • Publication number: 20140024004
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a medical training device, preferably being shaped as at least a part of a human or animal skull. The training device comprises at least three elements: an element imitating the skull, an element imitating soft tissue, typically being a brain or a part thereof, and an element imitating a meninge or part thereof, preferably being the dura mater. The invention also relates to a method of training surgeons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: TAKEDA NYCOMED AS
    Inventors: Christina Virkelyst Tvermoes, Kristian Ask Aabenhus, Christian Matula, Antonio De Ieva
  • Publication number: 20140017650
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods appropriate for use in combat medical training are provided. In some instances, the combat medical simulators facilitate training of common field medical techniques including tracheostomy, wound care, tourniquet use, pneumothorax, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and/or other medical treatments. Further, the combat medical simulators have joints that provide realistic ranges of motions to enhance the realism of the training experience.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: Gaumard Scientific Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Gaumard Scientific Company, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130280688
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and device to teach hair coloring. In particular, the present invention provides a three dimensional mannequin head with hair dyed to correspond to a traditional two-dimensional color wheel, i.e., in the configuration of a three-dimensional color wheel that is used to teach others, such as, for example, hairdressers, beauticians, or any person who may have occasion to color hair, how to select the appropriate dye colors to achieve a desired hair color. The present invention also provides teaching methods utilizing the three dimensional mannequin head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2012
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventor: Annabel Pagana-Lausch
  • Patent number: 8545231
    Abstract: The present invention is an obstructive sleep apnea demonstration model device for a user and a patient. The device includes a vertical display stand with a horizontal base, a vertical front surface and a horizontal flange, a vertical side profile base with a removed oral cavity portion attached to the display stand and disposed within the horizontal flange, a top movable side piece with an upper lip, a set of upper teeth, a hinge and a palate. The device also includes a back elongated movable side piece disposed behind the top side piece that hinges on the palate, a chin assembly side piece with a chin, a lower lip, a set of lower teeth and a tongue and an intraoral appliance that is placed between the upper teeth and the lower teeth to treat the patient with an obstructive sleep apnea condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Inventors: Charles Richard Lloyd, Richard Edwin Klein
  • Patent number: 8535063
    Abstract: A craniofacial anatomic simulator with cephalometer is disclosed and omnidirectional osteogenesis is provided as an example thereof. The craniofacial anatomic simulator (CAS) includes an articulator in which a stereolithographic medical model is mounted. The medical model hereof is modified for this purpose so that the mandibular portion is mounted together with the craniomaxillary portion in a manner which simulates the excursive movement of the temporomandibular joint and the masseteric sling providing both rotational and translational motion. The cephalometer consists of three digital calipers that provide locational data—height, depth and lateral position for any point on the stereolithographic model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Amato Craniofacial Engineering, LLC
    Inventor: Cyrus J. Amato
  • Publication number: 20130236873
    Abstract: Models, kits and methods useful in the demonstration of sialendoscopy devices and techniques are described. An exemplary demonstration apparatus comprises a support structure, an insert structure contacting the support structure, and a duct structure contacting the insert structure. The insert structure has a top surface defining a first opening and a bottom surface defining a second opening, and defines a channel with a first end in communication with the first opening and a second end in communication with the second opening. The duct structure comprises an elongate tubular member and has a first end in fluid communication with the first opening of the insert member, a second end, and defines a lumen extending from the first end to the second end. A portion of the duct structure is releasably disposed within the channel defined by the insert structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Darin Schaeffer, Daniel Weddle
  • Publication number: 20130177888
    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: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2013
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Inventor: Cynthia Daullary
  • Patent number: 8480406
    Abstract: An interface device and method for interfacing instruments to a medical procedure simulation system serve to interface peripherals in the form of mock medical instruments to the medical procedure simulation system computer to enable simulation of medical procedures. The interface device includes a housing having a mock bodily region of interest to facilitate insertion of a mock instrument, such as an endoscope tube, into the interface device. The mock bodily region of interest may be pivotable to simulate various patient orientations. The instrument is engaged by a capture mechanism in order to measure rotational and translational motion of the instrument. An actuator is disposed within the interface device to provide force feedback to the instrument. The measured motion is provided to the computer system to reflect instrument motion on the display during the simulation. Alternatively, the interface device may be configured to accommodate instrument assemblies having a plurality of nested instruments (e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Immersion Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: David Alexander, J. Michael Brown, Eric Cabahug, Philip J. Churchill, Robert F. Cohen, Richard L. Cunningham, Ben Feldman, Diego Fontayne, Gregory L. Merril, Mario Turchi
  • Patent number: 8465295
    Abstract: A fluid percussion system for modeling penetrating brain injury includes a fluid percussion device that takes inputs in the form of pressurized gas and electrical signals from a computer and outputs a single hydraulic pulse, or multiple hydraulic pulses in quick succession. The fluid percussion device may include a pneumatic cylinder assembly and a hydraulic cylinder assembly that is actuated by the pneumatic cylinder assembly to produce the hydraulic pulse(s) of pressurized fluid. Each pulse may be used to rapidly inflate and deflate an attached balloon (representing a brain penetrating device). The balloon may be inserted in a test specimen, and the rapid inflation and deflation of the balloon creates a lesion that simulates a penetrating brain injury. A calibration system that employs an optical sensor may be used to determine maximum balloon diameter achieved during rapid inflation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: The MITRE Corporation
    Inventors: Steven M. Taskovics, Brett H. Kobelin, Marc S. Pepi, Steven R. Mitchell
  • Patent number: 8360786
    Abstract: A patient simulator for training a person to perform a polysomnography including a mannequin representing a torso and head of a human body made of a rigid material with a skin layer on the surface of the mannequin. The skin layer is made of an artificial skin material that simulates the electrical conductivity and electrical impedance of human skin. The patient simulator further includes a signal generator for generating electrical signals that simulate biophysiological activity. A plurality of emitter electrodes is positioned underneath the skin layer and connected to the signal generator to receive the electrical signals, and transmit the electrical signals through the skin layer. A controller is connected to the signal generator to control the signal generator that generates the electrical signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Inventor: Scott Duryea
  • Publication number: 20120276511
    Abstract: A wearable wound simulant for simulating a battlefield wound is presented. The simulant facilitates a graphically and functionally realistic medical training tool. The simulant includes a skin replica and a wound. The skin replica is shaped to conformably contact and cover a body region either in part or whole. The skin replica further includes a plurality of bendable layers arranged to approximately replicate the visual and tactile properties of human tissue and at least one tear resistant layer composed of a fabric material disposed between two bendable layers. At least one tear resistant layer is less stretchable than the elastic limit of the bendable layers so as to prevent failure thereof. The bendable and tear resistant layers form a self-sealing structure. A three-dimensional wound structure is disposed along the skin replica so as to replicate the appearance and functionality of a penetrating or non-penetrating injury.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: Techline Technologies, Inc. DBA MPS Techline of Pennsylvania, Inc.
    Inventors: David Parry, Daniel Parry
  • Publication number: 20120276510
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are dielectric properties models that are designed to enable simulated use testing by medical device companies, medical device designers, individual inventors, or any other entity interested in the performance of medical devices. These models are unique in possessing a level of correlation to dielectric properties of human or nonhuman animal tissues that allows them to be substituted for either a live animal, an animal cadaver, or a human cadaver in the testing of these devices. These models are further characterized by a similarity of geometry, individual component physical properties, and component-to-component interfacial properties with the appropriate target tissue and anatomy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Inventor: Christopher Sakezles
  • Patent number: 8235728
    Abstract: An apparatus for teaching and practicing an ophthalmologic surgical technique of creating the continuous curvilinear capsulorhexis comprises a flexible and removable cellophane-type cover, which is wrapped substantially around a putty-like malleable body to mimic the human anterior lens capsule and lens anatomy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Inventors: Stuart Stoll, Alexander Hatsis, Carlos Montoya, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20120088215
    Abstract: An otoscopic model is disclosed herein. In one embodiment, the otoscopic model includes an artificial ear, an artificial head and at least one tympanic membrane portion. The artificial ear includes a base portion and an ear portion extending from the base and having ear-like features including an auditory canal. The artificial head includes an opening adapted to receive the base portion. The at least one tympanic membrane portion includes an artificial tympanic membrane. The tympanic membrane portion is configured to be coupled with the artificial ear such that the artificial tympanic membrane is located relative to the auditory canal in a generally anatomically correct manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Applicant: COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Fausto Bellezzo, Dean A. Hendrickson
  • Patent number: 8149236
    Abstract: Conventional information processing apparatuses have the problem of not being able to easily extract and observe a three-dimensional region of interest from 3D voxel data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: National University Corporation Nara Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Megumi Nakao, Kotaro Minato