Isolation Treatment Chambers Patents (Class 600/21)
  • Patent number: 10685646
    Abstract: By combining efficient manufacturing technology, design for user-centric comfort and accessibility with advanced automated operator control and operational features, the float tank methods and systems described herein provide clients with a personalized float experience, voice and non-tactile control interfacing, and float facility owners with highly profitable and reliable equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Orbit Float Ltd
    Inventor: Robert Mackean Agnew
  • Patent number: 10500411
    Abstract: Provided is a cancer cell growth inhibition and killing device using a blue light LED. The present invention comprises: a bed part which has a top plate on which the body is laid to stand by; a main body part provided with a treatment space, which has a predetermined size and on which the bed part is disposed, and having a chamber which is divided by the treatment space and a transparent plate formed of a light-transmitting material to thus form a treatment light generation space; and a treatment light generation unit which generates a treatment light having a wavelength band of a predetermined size when power is applied so that the treatment light can penetrate the subcutaneous tissue of the body and thereby stimulate and kill cancer cells moving along blood vessels, and which is provided in the chamber so as to irradiate the treatment space with the treatment light after the treatment light has penetrated though the transparent plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Industrial Cooperation Foundation Chonbuk National University
    Inventor: Hwan-Jeong Jeong
  • Patent number: 10379060
    Abstract: An apparatus for making artificial atmospheric environment and analysis system for dust-blocking of cosmetics using the same, and the apparatus for making artificial atmospheric environment includes a chamber in which fine dust is made; a wind generation unit including a plurality of driving fans disposed inside the chamber having different angles, the wind generation unit moving supplied dust inside the chamber so that the dust is distributed as actual atmospheric environment in the same or similar manner; and a dust supply unit which is provided integrally with or separately from the chamber to supply fine dust to the chamber, and the analysis system for dust blocking of cosmetics using the apparatus for making artificial atmospheric environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: COSMECCA KOREA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hyun Dae Cho, Hyoun Cheol An, Byoung Moon Kim, Hong Seok Son, Bong Jun Kim, Young Min Kim
  • Patent number: 10307563
    Abstract: A sleep enhancement device for toddlers and young children, including: a containment assembly and an electronics assembly, wherein both assemblies cooperatively create the psychological appearance that the device is at least one of catching and destroying monsters and/or bad dreams, and provides a soothing, relaxing, deep, and/or healthy sleep.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Inventor: Dustin Kooyers
  • Patent number: 10258762
    Abstract: A sleep support apparatus includes a pair of electrocardiographic electrodes that detect an electrocardiographic signal, a photoelectric pulse wave sensor that includes a light emitter and a light receiver and that detects a photoelectric pulse wave signal, peak detectors that respectively detect the peaks of the electrocardiographic signal and the photoelectric pulse wave signal, a pulse wave transit time clock that obtains a pulse wave transit time from a time difference between the peak of the photoelectric pulse wave signal and the peak of the electrocardiographic signal, a sleep state detector that determines that a user's body has not reached a state suitable for sleep when the pulse wave transit time is less than or equal to a certain threshold, and a forearm heater that increases a temperature of a forearm when it is determined the user's body has not reached a state suitable for sleep.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Toru Shimuta
  • Patent number: 10209856
    Abstract: Apparatus, architecture and methods for integrating and/or presenting stimuli to sensory receptor(s) are provided. An electronically stored value may encode stimuli presentable via electronic display(s) to receptor(s). Stimulus/stimuli may include “attended” and/or “unattended” data. Data may mediate neurophysiological benefit(s). Data may include visual, motion and/or auditory information. Benefits) may include motion sickness alleviation. “Unattended” data may include translucent moving patterns and/or shapes and/or shifts in screen luminance, such as flashing. “Unattended” data may be associated with detected motion function(s) to convey sense of motion. “Unattended” data may be configured to be presented so as to avoid being distracting. “Unattended” data may be configured to be presented in a periphory(ies) of user(s). Display(s) may be handheld, worn and/or vehicle-mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Inventor: Aaron Krakowski
  • Patent number: 10143610
    Abstract: An incubator includes: a transparent hood, covering an accommodating space configured to accommodate a baby; an illumination light source, disposed so as to avoid disturbing observation of the baby through the transparent hood, and an emitting member, fixed to the transparent hood, and configured to emit light from the illumination light source, so as to illuminate the accommodating space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: ATOM MEDICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keisuke Wakabayashi, Naoki Suzuki, Shinsuke Sakuma, Keisuke Takarada, Ichiro Matsubara, Terumi Matsubara
  • Patent number: 10016252
    Abstract: A system and method for providing a surgery table or bed adapted to encapsulate a patient to provide a sterile environment during surgery. The apparatus is configured to include an enclosure that is filled with an inert and sterile gas prior to surgery. The patient is accessed through internally extending gloves for use by the surgical staff.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Inventor: Peter Wren, Sr.
  • Patent number: 9956375
    Abstract: A device and method for administering light and acoustic vibrations for therapeutic treatment of one or more users is disclosed. The device has acoustic transducers positioned along a longitudinal center plane and comprises two longitudinal side sections that take an elliptical segment form. The acoustic transducers direct acoustic vibrations upwards, and the device also has light fixtures that direct light downward in the device interior. The components of the device work together to provide auditory, ocular, and dermal stimulation with a substantial reduction in undesirable rattling and echo.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Inventor: Barry McNew
  • Patent number: 9841202
    Abstract: A sensor mounting device (100) of the present disclosure includes: a power supply unit (110) configured to generate power that is to be supplied to the device; a sensor (120) configured to acquire information of the environment around of the device; a first control unit (130) configured to give an instruction based on the information acquired by the sensor (120); and a second control unit (150) configured to control the device in accordance with the instruction of the first control unit (130). Power to the sensor (120) and the first control unit (130) is directly supplied from the power supply unit (110). Power to the second control unit (150) is supplied from the power supply unit (110) via a switching unit (140) whose ON/OFF state is controlled by the first control unit (130).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Shinichi Shikii, Koichi Kusukame, Nawatt Silawan, Tatsuo Itoh
  • Patent number: 9776223
    Abstract: The present invention is directed toward a movable airborne contaminant control system having a retractable/extendable booth attached in a sealing manner to a ventilation unit, preferably mounted on wheels. The ventilation unit includes a filter assembly that opens into the work are formed by the booth. Front doors support air filters. In operation, the ventilation unit draws air in a longitudinal laminar flow over one or more work pieces. The filter assembly captures both particulates and VOCs to allow the exhaust air to include an extremely low contaminant load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Duroair Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Kelly Rankin
  • Patent number: 9767666
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for providing a caregiver the capability of modifying the tone and volume of an audible alarm for a medical device based on non-contact methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Segars California Partners, LP
    Inventor: Peter Sabota
  • Patent number: 9457166
    Abstract: The present invention includes a device and method for relaxing and promoting healing to an individual by synchronization of kinesthetic and aural whole tone sounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Inventor: Vincent J. Lasorso, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9377391
    Abstract: The device comprises a chamber in which a UV radiation source and an enclosure are arranged, the enclosure comprising a bottom wall for mounting a specimen, a UV radiation filter facing the bottom wall and a plurality of sidewalls interconnecting the bottom wall and the UV radiation filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Inventor: Artur Schoenlein
  • Patent number: 9332927
    Abstract: A diagnostic system is disclosed, and comprises a diagnostic device and a fluid heat transfer system. The diagnostic device has an associated bed for supporting a portion of a subject during a diagnostic procedure. The fluid heat transfer system comprises a fluid circulation component, a heater component, and a fluid line. The heater component includes a heater element and a mixing valve, and the fluid circulation component is fluidly coupled to the heater component so that a fluid can be pumped from the fluid circulation component to the heater component. The fluid line extends from the heater to the fluid circulation component, and the mixing valve is positioned near the bed so that heat can be rapidly transferred through the fluid line to alter a body temperature of the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: SA Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: George Ronald Morris, Sr., Douglas Fox Tomlinson
  • Patent number: 9272107
    Abstract: The present invention provides a chamber having at least one operator hand access port; the port comprising a port aperture located within the chamber wall; and at least two flexible non-resilient lightweight sealing gas-tight flaps(SFs), disposed the same plane of the port aperture in an overlapping manner, entirely enclosing the port aperture; each of the SFs is defined by a port aperture edge and chamber edges; the chamber edges are anchored to the chamber wall along more than half of the perimeter of the flap, at a distance from the center of the port greater than the radius of the port and beyond its perimeter; the port aperture edge of each flap is stretched across an entire chord of the port aperture; stretched port apertures edges define an interior access zone, disposed the same plane of the port aperture, characterized solely by the port aperture edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: ASPECT IMAGING LTD.
    Inventor: Uri Rapoport
  • Patent number: 9234832
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus (1) for weatherability testing of a material sample (3) are disclosed. The material sample (3) is exposed to a testing atmosphere (12) in a testing chamber (2). The testing atmosphere (12) is formed by a plasma (10). Testing atmosphere (12) is withdrawn from the testing chamber (2) and resupplied to the plasma generation as a process gas (5G), after filtering and/or conditioning. At least one further substance (8S) may be added to a process gas (5G) for plasma generation, in order to obtain a desired chemical composition of the testing atmosphere (12). Parameters of the testing atmosphere (12) like temperature and chemical composition may be controlled. The material sample (3) may furthermore be exposed to UV light (25), which preferably is generated by an electric arc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: Maschinenfabrik Reinhausen GmbH
    Inventor: Stefan Nettesheim
  • Patent number: 9149186
    Abstract: A physical configuration of cables connecting a monitoring apparatus to a human patient, where said patient and his immediate surroundings define a potentially infectious contaminated zone. The configuration provides for the monitor and main trunk cable to lie outside of the contamination zone, and one or more serial cables connect to the trunk cable and enter the contamination zone to provide contact with the patient. This physical configuration prevents contamination of the monitor and trunk cable, so they may be reused on successive patients, while lightweight and inexpensive serial cables contacting the patient and his contamination zone may be disposable. Examples of monitoring various physiological variables are provided to exemplify the universal concept of such physical configuration. Adaptation for wireless transmission is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Inventors: Joseph Grayzel, Jeffrey Grayzel
  • Patent number: 9096033
    Abstract: A sterile adapter, a drape including the adapter, and a method of draping a manipulator arm are provided. In one embodiment, the sterile adapter includes a housing configured to receive a distal face of an instrument manipulator having a plurality of manipulator actuator outputs, and a membrane interface disposed at a distal end of the housing, the membrane interface including a plurality of actuator interfaces. The adapter further includes a pair of supports coupled to the housing, the pair of supports configured to retain a surgical instrument having a plurality of instrument actuator inputs so that the plurality of instrument actuator inputs are positioned opposite to corresponding manipulator actuator outputs with an actuator interface between each corresponding instrument actuator input and manipulator actuator output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Robert E. Holop, Anthony K. McGrogan, Craig R. Ramstad
  • Patent number: 9086225
    Abstract: An isolator system includes an isolator, passbox, clean booth, and decontamination gas supply. The isolator includes a sterile operation area and a wearing entity for an operator. The passbox enables introducing an object into the sterile operation area. The clean booth, encloses an insertion port of the wearing entity and an inlet port for introducing the object into the passbox. A clean gas supply supplies clean gas to the sterile operation area and to the clean booth. The decontamination gas supply supplies decontamination gas into the sterile operation area and the clean booth. After an interior of the sterile operation area and the clean booth are decontaminated, pressures of the sterile operation area and the clean booth are maintained at least equal to a building pressure and the pressure of the clean booth is maintained lower than a pressure of the sterile operation area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: SHIBUYA KOGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazuhito Tanimoto
  • Publication number: 20150025300
    Abstract: A patient enclosure, comprised of at least two spaced-apart side walls, a top wall, and a front wall, the side walls, the top wall, and the front wall defining a predetermined area surrounding a location where a patient is positionable. At least one of the walls has a panel of electrochromic glass that is switchable between a clear state, an opaque state and a reflective (mirrored) state. UV radiators are provided within the area of the enclosure. An air circulation system is provided for circulating air through the area defined by the enclosure. A controller controls the UV radiators and the air circulation system. The controller is programmed to create one of a higher pressure or a lower pressure within the area as compared to the environment surrounding the enclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Aaron Leif Hill, Thaddeus Joseph Mielnik, Ryan Anthony Bruskevith
  • Patent number: 8920301
    Abstract: Equipment for the comprehensive care of critical neonates that ventilates, incubates, monitors and facilitates medical procedures. This equipment includes a thermal ring keeping the neonatal bubble tempered, and that slides longitudinally through its axis to leave exposed the neonate during its care. The inside of the thermal ring includes circular heaters surrounding said ring. Inside the cabin there is a closed recipient with water that takes advantage of the heat of said bubble to humidify air passing through the inlet door and outlet pipeline, which carry humidified and hot air to neonate. Furthermore, the equipment includes a water container, open at its upper part and placed out of the bubble, that allows simultaneously limiting the gas pressure of inspiration and expiration and the gas pressure of the neonate through two pipes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Pontificia Universidad Catolica Del Peru
    Inventors: Claudio Bruno Castillón Levano, Carlos Andrés Mugruza Vassallo, Jorge Luis Coello Durand
  • Patent number: 8876688
    Abstract: Methods, computer program products, and systems are described that include accepting at least one indication of bioactive agent use by an individual and/or modifying an artificial sensory experience to alter at least one effect of the bioactive agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: The Invention Science Fund I, LLC
    Inventors: Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Eric C. Leuthhardt, Royce A. Levien, Robert W. Lord, Mark A. Malamud, Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Victoria Y. H. Wood
  • Patent number: 8876687
    Abstract: Retractor for insertion in an incision of a patient includes a frame defining a central opening and a reference plane, and at least one blade disposed within the central opening. The blade operatively coupled to the frame by a support structure for movement in a first direction generally laterally with the reference plane between an unretracted position and a retracted position, a second direction at an angle extending through and relative to the reference plane for adjustment of the blade depth, and a third direction rotationally relative to the reference plane. Additionally, the frame includes a track in mating relationship with the support structure for sliding movement therebetween in a defined relationship relative to the reference plane. Retractor assembly includes the retractor as previously described, in combination with an adjustment tool or an insertion tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Zimmer Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Jones, Kameron S. Ely
  • Patent number: 8704034
    Abstract: A limb wound treatment device is described having a first end, a second end and an interior therebetween for accommodating a treatment gas. The device can include a flexible housing that can be inflated or a rigid housing. The first end can include an inflatable cuff seal for hermetically sealing against the limb being treated. The second end can include a closed end or an access port that is releasably sealed with a clamping mechanism. Further, the device can include a controller that can inflate that housing, inflate the cuff seal and provide treatment gas to the interior, in response to pressures within the cuff seal and the housing. Further, the device can accommodate different types of wound treatments, such as hyperbaric therapy, compression therapy or negative pressure therapy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: AOTI, Inc.
    Inventors: Phillip Loori, George Hovorka, Francis Rossi
  • Publication number: 20140012068
    Abstract: A cellular influence system. The novel cellular influence system includes an isolation chamber, a solution disposed within the chamber for supporting a user in a state of floatation, and a source generator for applying cymatic frequencies to the user via the floatation solution. In an illustrative embodiment, the system is adapted to apply cymatic frequencies that stimulate activity in a specific region or regions of the brain to induce a higher state of consciousness capable of increased learning abilities, and a visual display unit designed to minimize splay such that the interior of the isolation chamber remains dark is provided within the chamber for delivering information to be learned to the user during the induced state. Optionally, the system may also include a neural monitor for measuring neural activity in the user and adaptively adjusting the cymatic frequencies applied to the user based on the measured activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Inventor: Craig Hoefler
  • Patent number: 8568501
    Abstract: A transportable field containment system with transparent hood. The transportable field containment system being easily and rapidly deployable and transportable by virtue of its relatively small size and light weight, a collapsible transparent hood that covers the containment area over a work site on the ground, the hood including detachable or folding side panels and removable door panels. The system preferably includes an exhaust component that creates negative air pressure in the containment area under the hood, thereby drawing air that contains hazardous substances, that may be released while the work is being conducted, through one or more off-gas filters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Parsons Corporation
    Inventor: William J. Kelso
  • Patent number: 8409072
    Abstract: In an infant care apparatus according to this invention, the inner surface of an upper reflecting plate portion of a reflector forms a reflecting surface extending substantially parallel to the axial direction of a rod-like heat generator. A first angle at which a rear end of the reflecting surface as an end portion on a side opposite to the center of an infant mat, when seen from the top, of a direction perpendicular to the axial direction is bent downward with respect to a center in a back-and-forth direction of the reflecting surface, which is developed substantially flat, is larger than a second angle at which a front end of the reflecting surface as an end opposite to the rear end is bent downward with respect to the center of the reflecting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Atom Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Terumi Matsubara, Eiji Koike, Masato Honda, Tomochi Kira, Yutaka Sekiguchi, Kazuo Matsubara
  • Patent number: 8412305
    Abstract: There are occasions when a medical facility has the need to image subject that have been contaminated with a hazardous or communicable chemical or biological agent. Occurrences of such conditions are often too remote to justify having diagnostic scanners dedicated to such imaging. A contaminated or “hot” chamber (20) interfaces with one or more uncontaminated imaging suites or “cold” chambers (22). The hot chamber (20) includes barrier walls (16) with selectively deployable containment tubes (14) that when deployed, are sealed with the barrier wall (16) and extend from the barrier wall into the gantry of the cold chamber scanners. The tubes (14) extend the hot chamber (20) can be extended into the cold chambers (22) for imaging while remaining sealed, isolating the hot subjects from the cold imaging equipment. The imagers can thus be used for both normal clinical scanning and hot patient scanning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Michael G. Ambrosia, Dennis K. Everett
  • Publication number: 20120316402
    Abstract: The present invention is a method and chamber for exposure of human subjects to non-allergic rhinitis (“NAR”) trigger environments. The method occurs in a NAR chamber and involves tests that expose subjects to environmental triggers known to induce NAR symptoms. The chamber may be an enclosure capable of housing multiple subjects, constructed to facilitate the NAR tests and/or challenges and operable to create one or more NAR environments within the chamber. A different NAR environment may be required for each test. The chamber may facilitate the creation and containment of a specific NAR environment relating to a NAR test and/or challenge within the chamber for a particular period of time and achieve air-flow therein whereby subjects positioned within the chamber may be exposed to a NAR trigger environment in a virtually consistent manner. NAR tests and challenges may be assessed and the results thereof may be stored, compiled and/or reported.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2010
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Inventors: Anne Marie Salapatek, Piyush Ranchodbhai Patel
  • Patent number: 8298130
    Abstract: A mobile isolation unit which forms a chemical and biological barrier that is has a substantially rectangular-parallelepiped shaped enclosure and a frame system configured to support the enclosure in the suspended position so as to create and internal and external environment. The enclosure may also be equipped with at least one opening for access into and out of the enclosure, a zipper for opening and closing the access port, at least one biomedical port, and a plurality of support points configured to support the enclosed in the suspended position when the frame is in an open position so that a patient can be placed in and out of the enclosure. A method for isolating and treating a patient using the mobile isolation unit is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Inventor: Raymond C. Maloney
  • Publication number: 20120265005
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a medical emergency care shelter, more specifically, to a field emergency shelter for fast minimally invasive cardiovascular surgery. The field emergency shelter for fast minimally invasive cardiovascular surgery includes a fixed central shelter body 1. The poison filter 6, purifying air conditioner 7, and heating apparatus 8, 9 are installed on the fixed central shelter body 1. A door 12 is installed on the rear wall of the fixed central shelter body 1. The retractable linkages 13 are installed around the door 12. Two extendable shelter bodies are connected to the left and right sides of the fixed central shelter body, respectively. The extendable shelter bodies 2 have an extendable structure. Doors 4 are installed on the side wall of the extend shelter bodies 2. Each of the extendable shelter bodies 2 has hydraulic cylinder 3 and an extendable unit. The working end of the hydraulic cylinder 3 is connected to one end of the foldable unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2011
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Inventors: Yaling Han, Weihong Meng, Bing Chen, Jingyang Sun, Shulin Tan, Tianming Yao, Yanchun Liang
  • Publication number: 20120178987
    Abstract: By creating a place (an E Room) that can differentiate between a congenital and an environmentally based illness in an affected child, great strides will be made in controlling and eliminating environmentally based illnesses. A child shown to be affected by environmental factors can be detoxified in an E Room and subsequently tested for reactions to a variety of substances which include food, air borne, and surface based products. Discovered environmental irritants can be reviewed for there larger population implications. Resolving environmentally based medical problems in affected children will certainly enhance efforts to improve the environment for mankind and the earth in general. It might be noted, that due to the current electronic industry downturn, many clean room facilities are available for conversion to E Rooms at bargain prices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2011
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Inventor: George Scheber
  • Publication number: 20120136196
    Abstract: A system comprises: an isolation tube (42, 82) extending into a clean area (14), the isolation tube having a closed end (44) and an opposite open end (46) that is open to a contamination area (12) adjacent the clean area in order to receive an imaging subject from the contamination area; and an imaging apparatus (40, 80) disposed in the clean area and movable along the isolation tube in order to image a subject in the isolation tube at a plurality of different positions along the isolation tube. In some more specific embodiments, the system further includes a vehicle (10) having an interior including the contamination area (12) and the adjacent clean area (14) wherein the system is a mobile imaging unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Publication date: May 31, 2012
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: David L. Foxall, Daniel Lamb
  • Patent number: 8075653
    Abstract: The present invention describes an air quality containment unit for isolating a construction, renovation or maintenance project. The air quality containment unit contains dust, molds and other air-borne pollutants using a filter, such as a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter, to maintain a negative air pressure in the unit. The air quality containment unit includes at least one sealable orifice that allows workers to introduce, for example, an electrical cord into the unit without breaching containment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Inventor: Ronald E. Phillips
  • Patent number: 8043202
    Abstract: A thermotherapy device, in particular for babies, has a lying surface limited by longitudinal sides, a head side and a foot side. The thermotherapy device ensures a simple and safe access of a new-born without producing a detrimental psychological effect on parents. For this purpose, an upwardly oriented feeding device for supplying a hot and humid air is advantageously embodied in three parts, namely, a lateral feed pipe in each longitudinal part and/or a feed pipe in each foot side, a suction device for sucking supplied air is arranged above the lying surface, the suction device is arranged above the head side, in particular above the head area of the lying surface in such a way that the supplied air is sucked only above said head side and/or the head area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: HiServ Gebaeudedienstleistungen GmbH
    Inventor: Frank Lehnhaeuser
  • Patent number: 8034008
    Abstract: A limb wound treatment device is described having a first end, a second end and an interior therebetween for accommodating a treatment gas. The device can include a flexible housing that can be inflated. The first end can include an inflatable cuff seal for hermetically sealing against the limb being treated. The second end can include a closed end or an access port that is releasably sealed with a clamping mechanism. Further, the device can include a controller that can inflate that housing, inflate the cuff seal and provide treatment gas to the interior, in response to pressures within the cuff seal and the housing. Further, the device can accommodate different types of wound treatments, such as hyperbaric therapy, compression therapy or negative pressure therapy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: AOTI, Inc.
    Inventor: George Hovorka
  • Patent number: 8025056
    Abstract: A portable hyperbaric chamber system includes a soft-sided, foldable hyperbaric chamber and a substantially rigid, removable, external support structure. The chamber generally includes a wall of a substantially non-breathable, soft-sided, and foldable material and an accessway sealable with a non-breathable closure so as to maintain a hyperbaric pressure within the chamber. The chamber also includes at least one fastener, such as a bolt or threaded stud, extending from the wall that permits the chamber to be removably attached to the support structure, thereby to maintain the chamber in an uncollapsed state when the chamber interior is not maintained at a hyperbaric pressure. The support structure includes structures complementary to the fasteners (e.g., apertures to pass bolts and locking knobs to secure bolts).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: Hyperbaric Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter A. Lewis
  • Patent number: 8007351
    Abstract: An enclosure which forms a biological chemical barrier system and has a bottom wall that rests on a gurney so as to be mobile while housing a patient on a backboard or mattress placed therein. A front wall of the enclosure has biomedical ports and an air filtration system therein. A rear wall of the enclosure has an access door therein formed by a hinged portion thereof cut therefrom and selectively closed by a zipper. Side walls of the enclosure have sleeve gloves therein. A top wall of the enclosure has a plurality of hanger straps thereon that extend upwardly therefrom, for wrapping around an associated personnel pole, and are relaseably maintained thereon by complementary portions of hook and loop pile fasteners disposed on themselves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Inventor: Raymond C. Maloney
  • Patent number: 7927269
    Abstract: A patient carestation for providing care to a patient including at least one environmental sensor sensing information concerning the environment surrounding the patient and providing electronic signals indicative of that environment. There are also physiological sensors sensing information relating to physiological conditions of the patient other than skin temperature and providing electronic signals indicative of physiological conditions of the patient. There may also be therapeutic sensors providing data based on therapy administered by peripheral apparatus and an input receiving patient information. A signal processor receives the signals from the physiological sensors, the environmental sensor, the therapeutic sensor and the patient information input and combines those signals into an integrated combination of signals for use by the caregiver. The integrated combination of signals can be used in a smart alarm or to generally appraise the caregiver at a central location as to the status of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Lawrence G. Ten Eyck, Steven M. Falk, Lynn E. Lynam, Matthew L. Severns, Amy V. Lindsey, legal representative, Michael H. Mackin
  • Publication number: 20100305393
    Abstract: An isolation container includes an isolation space for receiving an object and maintains the isolation space substantially isolated while providing for continuous access to, and maneuverability within, the isolation space through one or more access ports. An air management system re-circulates air through the isolation space to create a negative or positive pressure within the space, and is operable to filter, and optionally adjust the temperature and humidity of, the re-circulating air. In an embodiment of the isolation container configured for transporting a patient in the isolation space, a communications system is also coupled to the isolation space to provide for audio, video or other data communications between the patient and the communications device external to the isolation container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2010
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Inventors: Charles K. Akers, Theodore A.M. Arts
  • Patent number: 7789820
    Abstract: An isolation container includes an isolation space for receiving an object and maintains the isolation space substantially isolated while providing for continuous access to, and maneuverability within, the isolation space through one or more access ports. An air management system re-circulates air through the isolation space to create a negative or positive pressure within the space, and is operable to filter, and optionally adjust the temperature and humidity of, the re-circulating air. In an embodiment of the isolation container configured for transporting a patient in the isolation space, a communications system is also coupled to the isolation space to provide for audio, video or other data communications between the patient and a communications device external to the isolation container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Inventors: Charles K. Akers, Theodore A. M. Arts
  • Publication number: 20100217066
    Abstract: There are occasions when a medical facility has the need to image subject that have been contaminated with a hazardous or communicable chemical or biological agent. Occurrences of such conditions are often too remote to justify having diagnostic scanners dedicated to such imaging. A contaminated or “hot” chamber (20) interfaces with one or more uncontaminated imaging suites or “cold” chambers (22). The hot chamber (20) includes barrier walls (16) with selectively deployable containment tubes (14) that when deployed, are sealed with the barrier wall (16) and extend from the barrier wall into the gantry of the cold chamber scanners. The tubes (14) extend the hot chamber (20) can be extended into the cold chambers (22) for imaging while remaining sealed, isolating the hot subjects from the cold imaging equipment. The imagers can thus be used for both normal clinical scanning and hot patient scanning.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2008
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: Michael G. Ambrosia, Dennis K. Everett
  • Patent number: 7757689
    Abstract: An inflatable isolating cabin is provided for a patient to be isolated, and especially for a patient to be moved or transported, and the cabin can be formed after being inflated and collapsed into a solid form convenient for storage. It comprises a very tough and soft base, a flexible outer hood, an inflatable supporting structure, and a filtering means. Wherein a part of the periphery of the outer hood is fixedly connected with the base, and the other part is detachably connected with the base; the inflatable supporting structure is provided with at least one inflation inlet hole and after the inflation of the supporting structure, the outer hood is unfolded away from the base to form the cabin to allow a patient to lie therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: Krystal Star International Corporation
    Inventor: Wang-Hsing Chang
  • Publication number: 20100035798
    Abstract: The invention provides methods, delivery devices, and compositions for topically oxygenating hypoxic tissue with a hemoglobin-based oxygen earner (HBOC), such as Oxyglobin (Oxyb) in order to promote wound healing and/or reducing hypoxia in post-harvest transplant tissue. The invention can be used, among other things, to stimulate angiogenesis and blood flow at a wound site, reduce wound dilation, and promote wound contraction, thereby increasing the overall rate of wound healing. The invention can also be used, among other things, to reduce oxidative stress in pre-implantation donor organ tissue, as well as stimulate the proliferation of granulation tissue, vessel growth, and promote epithelial healing in transplant tissue once it has been implanted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2007
    Publication date: February 11, 2010
    Applicant: THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Chandan K. Sen, Sashwati Roy, Savita Khanna
  • Publication number: 20090216069
    Abstract: The invention relates to a medical device for performing substantially bloodless surgery wherein the device comprises a double-skinned chamber with at least one through-bore.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2007
    Publication date: August 27, 2009
    Inventors: John Patrick Woodcock, Brian James Western, Anurag Srivastava
  • Patent number: 7556040
    Abstract: A hyperbaric capsule has a base forming a seat that can be enclosed by an elongate oval canopy having a large transparent window formed therein. The bottom of the front of the canopy is pivotally attached to the front of the base by a hinge assembly and can be locked in the closed position on the base by a plurality of latches that are conjointly operated by an external lever and an internal lever. The weight of the canopy upon opening is borne by a pair of side gas or spring struts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2009
    Assignee: Oxygen Therapy International Pty Ltd.
    Inventors: Allan Dolph Meyer, Norman Michael Berry, Martin James Davidson
  • Publication number: 20090099407
    Abstract: The interior surface of one or more walls/ceiling of the salt room is composed of inner, intermediate and outer layers. In the salt room, the salt is attached to the interior surfaces as an outer layer with an underlying intermediate layer containing salt and adhesive agent and acting as a binding agent. A binding agent is spread onto the interior surfaces of the walls of the salt room on top of the moisture insulator. Into the binding agent are embedded salt granules, after which to the binding agent surfaces containing salt granules an adhesive layer is added, which penetrates into the binding agent and attaches to the salt granules. Salt is spread on the adhesive layer as a porous coating, wherein the adhesive agent holds on to the salt layer in the binding agent surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2006
    Publication date: April 16, 2009
    Inventor: Kari Viherlahti
  • Publication number: 20090093671
    Abstract: A mobile isolation unit which forms a chemical and biological barrier that is has a substantially rectangular-parallelepiped shaped enclosure and a frame system configured to support the enclosure in the suspended position so as to create and internal and external environment. The enclosure may also be equipped with at least one opening for access into and out of the enclosure, a zipper for opening and closing the access port, at least one biomedical port, and a plurality of support points configured to support the enclosed in the suspended position when the frame is in an open position so that a patient can be placed in and out of the enclosure. A method for isolating and treating a patient using the mobile isolation unit is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2007
    Publication date: April 9, 2009
    Inventor: Raymond C. Maloney
  • Patent number: 7503890
    Abstract: A collapsible patient isolation pod for preventing flow of contaminants to or from a patient is disclosed. The isolation pod is preferably fabricated at least partially from a transparent, biochemically resistive material and includes a flexible enclosure that is configurable to receive a contaminated patient therein. The top is maintained spaced apart from the bottom such that the top is maintained out of physical contact with a contaminated patient received in the enclosure. The isolation pod has a plurality of wide, gloved access points to allow easy, multiple access points to a patient. A central connection manifold for oxygen, intravenous connections, or other fluids, may optionally be provided. Ventilation is provided within the isolation chamber with a negative pressure ventilation system and filtration on the air input near the patient's head, and provides filtration on output near the patient's feet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2009
    Assignee: TVi Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen Kubicsko, Peter J. Cooper, John Buchanan