Occluder Structure Patents (Class 600/499)
  • Patent number: 10405759
    Abstract: A blood pressure measurement cuff includes a belt-shaped body and a ring having a temporary fastening structure that allows a region continuous with the outer circumferential end of the belt-shaped body to be pulled through the ring away from the measurement site during attachment and suppresses a case in which the region continuous with the outer circumferential end of the belt-shaped body is pulled back through the ring by elastic force of the measurement site. The temporary fastening structure includes a sleeve member fitted around a second side of the ring for pivoting around the second side. The sleeve member includes a first region that allows the outer cloth to slide and a second region having a projection that applies friction to the outer cloth in that order from an upstream side toward a downstream side with respect to a direction in which the belt-shaped body is pulled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: OMRON HEALTHCARE Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tameo Ashida, Hirotaka Hayashi, Masaki Harada
  • Patent number: 10383529
    Abstract: A fluid bladder has a first fluid bladder region that inflates due to receiving a supply of fluid and is contained in a portion of an outer circumferential surface of a measurement site in a lengthwise direction of a cuff, the portion corresponding to a first half surface, where an artery is. Also, the fluid bladder has an expansion region that is expanded due to an action from outside, and is contained at a portion of the outer circumferential surface of the measurement site that corresponds to a second half surface, in the lengthwise direction of the cuff. During inflation for blood pressure measurement, a stroke amount by which the expansion region expands is larger in the thickness direction than a stroke amount by which the first fluid bladder region swells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: OMRON HEALTHCARE Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihide Tokko, Ryosuke Doi, Hiroshi Koshimizu, Kenji Ono
  • Patent number: 10231518
    Abstract: A control docking station system for controlling locking engagement between a first female member and a male member that together form a locking mechanism. The first female member is connected to a safety device. The male member can be locked to and released from the first female member. The system includes a controller configured to sense an unsafe interlock signal. A second female member is operably connected to the controllers housing. Each female member includes a receiver base and a pair of pivoting locking tabs that is engageable with a key-like projection on the male member. The male member may be unlocked from the first female member when the controller senses an interruption to the unsafe interlock signal or if the unsafe interlock signal is overridden. The male member may be docked in the second female member during safe circumstances and/or the safety device is unused.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Control Dynamics Inc.
    Inventor: Eric M. Moran
  • Patent number: 10213118
    Abstract: Adaptive attachments used in combination with a blood pressure cuff enable various blood pressure measurements to be taken in a hospital or other setting having various single and/or dual lumen manual or electronic blood pressure measuring equipment with a single, patient-worn cuff.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: WELCH ALLYN, INC.
    Inventors: Thaddeus J. Wawro, Raymond A. Lia
  • Patent number: 10201354
    Abstract: A sleeve for use with a tourniquet cuff to protect a patient's limb from tourniquet-related injury includes a stretchable body extending longitudinally over a sleeve length between a proximal end and a distal end. The body has a tubular shape, and the sleeve length is greater than a width of the tourniquet cuff. The body tapers from the proximal end to the distal end such that a proximal end circumference is greater than a distal end circumference. The body is formed to apply substantially uniform pressure to the patient's limb from the proximal end of the sleeve to the distal end of the sleeve varying only within a predetermined pressure range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Western Digital Engineering Ltd.
    Inventors: James Allen McEwen, Michael Jameson, Tom Yu Chia Lai
  • Patent number: 10172625
    Abstract: A pressure adjustment unit of a hemostatic instrument includes a main container portion connected to a side of a balloon and an auxiliary balloon serving as an expansion member. The main container portion has, for example, air passing holes for permitting a portion of a fluid (air) to be expelled. A sliding member is installed at the main container portion and is movable along the main container portion from a state in which the air passing holes of the main container portion are blocked to a state in which one or more of the hole are open, and a moving body movable inside the main container portion to successively block the air passing holes opened by moving the sliding member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Satoshi Wada, Daisuke Nakashima, Tatsuya Ouchi, Masako Aramiya
  • Patent number: 10166164
    Abstract: Systems, devices and methods for providing active and/or passive compression therapy to a body part can include a compression device worn over a compression stocking. The compression device can have a pulley based drive train that is driven by a motor to tighten and loosen compression elements, such as compression straps, in a precise, rapid, and balanced manner. Sensors can be used in the compression device and/or compression stockings to provide feedback to modulate the compression treatment parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Radial Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Johnson, Thomas J. Fogarty, Sylvester Lucatero, Gilbert Laroya, James K. Wall, Conrad Salinas
  • Patent number: 10085520
    Abstract: A control docking station system for controlling locking engagement between a first female member and a male member that together form a locking mechanism. The first female member is connected to a safety device. The male member can be locked to and released from the first female member. The system includes a controller configured to sense an unsafe interlock signal. A second female member is operably connected to the controller's housing. Each female member includes a receiver base and a pair of pivoting locking tabs that is engageable with a key-like projection on the male member. The male member may be unlocked from the first female member when the controller senses an interruption to the unsafe interlock signal or if the unsafe interlock signal is overridden. The male member may be docked in the second female member during safe circumstances and/or the safety device is unused.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Control Dynamics Inc.
    Inventor: Eric M. Moran
  • Patent number: 9999358
    Abstract: A blood pressure measurement device includes a cuff and a control unit. The cuff includes a first securing portion, provided on one surface of the cuff, for securing the cuff to the measurement area in a wrapped state, and a second securing portion, provided on another surface of the cuff, for securing the cuff to the measurement area in a wrapped state. At least one of the first securing portion and the second securing portion includes an electromagnet portion. The control unit secures the cuff to the measurement area by controlling a magnetic force emitted from the electromagnet portion and causing the second securing portion to be attracted to the first securing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: OMRON HEALTHCARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryosuke Doi, Shingo Yamashita, Masataka Yanagase, Yukiya Sawanoi, Chisato Uesaka, Naoki Miyakawa, Hiroshi Koshimizu, Kenichiro Zaitsu
  • Patent number: 9955978
    Abstract: Tissue compression devices including a multi-chamber bladder that is retained within the tissue compression device, with the multi-chamber bladder being positioned in a bladder orifice in a base of a compression device body. The multi-chamber bladder includes at least one upper chamber located above the base and at least one lower chamber located below the base. The lower chamber is located between the base and a selected location on a patient when the compression device is positioned over selected tissue such as, e.g., a radial artery, as described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Conor Flannery, Joseph Berglund, Mark Hoff, Brian Joseph Mason, Yusuke Miyashita, Remy O'Leary Pieron, Sanaz Saatchi
  • Patent number: 9918647
    Abstract: A biometric information detecting apparatus is provided. The biometric information detecting apparatus includes a fixing unit disposed on a lower structure, and a pressure pulse wave measuring unit that is supported by the fixing unit and separate from the lower structure. An optical pulse wave measuring unit is disposed on the pressure pulse wave measuring unit. The optical pulse wave measuring unit may contact a surface of a subject's body. A pressure pulse wave of the subject's body may be measured by the pressure pulse wave measuring unit and an optical pulse wave of the subject's body may be measured by the optical pulse wave measuring unit, at the same time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jaemin Kang, Younho Kim, Sangyun Park, Hyoyoung Jeong
  • Patent number: 9901263
    Abstract: A radial artery blood pressure waveform measuring device includes a stress sensor, a stress concentrating elastic structure, and a stress guiding elastic member. The stress sensor is in contact with a skin surface of a wrist corresponding to a position of a radial artery. The stress concentrating elastic structure is disposed on the stress sensor. The stress guiding elastic member has a top surface, a bottom surface, and at least one side surface. The bottom surface is disposed on the stress concentrating elastic structure, and an area of the bottom surface is greater than an area of a horizontal section of the stress concentrating elastic structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventor: Hsin Hsiu
  • Patent number: 9895084
    Abstract: A CPU of a blood pressure measurement apparatus configured to be used while attached to a wrist of a measurement subject calculates an inclination angle formed by a forearm of the measurement subject with respect to a reference plane, and a rotation angle about an axis, where the forearm is used as the axis, of the blood pressure measurement device, based on information detected by an acceleration sensor, and uses the distance d between the radial artery and the ulnar artery that pass through the wrist, the inclination angle, and the rotation angle to determine the relative positional relationship between the radial artery and the ulnar artery. In accordance with the relative positional relationship, the CPU guides the measurement orientation of the measurement subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: OMRON HEALTHCARE Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hironori Sato, Hiroyuki Kinoshita, Toshihiko Ogura
  • Patent number: 9848908
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to methods for manufacturing components for use in a device for generating substantially planar micrografts. The methods of the invention provide for the manufacture of substantially uniform components for a cutter contained within the device, the cutter configured to cut a blister in order to produce a substantially planar graft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Sameer Ahmed Sabir, Jeffrey Cerier, Andrew Ziegler
  • Patent number: 9788736
    Abstract: A cuff includes a fluid bladder, an outer cover that contains the fluid bladder toward one end portion, a surface fastener, and another surface fastener. The outer cover includes, in an area of the outer cover that includes a region in which the other surface fastener is provided, a first wide portion in which the width of the outer cover is greater than a width of an area of the outer cover that includes a region in which the surface fastener is provided. The other surface fastener includes a second wide portion in which the width of the other surface fastener is greater than the width of the surface fastener. The cuff can be fitted to a measurement area with certainty.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: OMRON HEALTHCARE Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chisato Uesaka, Yukiya Sawanoi
  • Patent number: 9763671
    Abstract: There is provided a throwaway cuff cover capable of being used for all types of cuffs and performing triage at the same time. The cuff cover has a long main cover 20 which is wound around the upper arm of the human body and a sub-cover 30 shorter than the main cover 20, the sub-cover 30 being provided connectingly along one side of the main cover 20 and capable of being folded onto the main cover 20 side, and the cuff housing portions 21 and 31 are allotted to the main cover 20 and the sub-cover 30, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignees: TAKETORA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsuo Iino, Yudai Takeshita
  • Patent number: 9723985
    Abstract: A first detector is provided with a cuff adapted to be placed on an upper arm of a subject to detect noninvasive blood pressure of the subject. At least one second detector is adapted to be placed on a part of the subject to detect at least one vital sign of the subject. A single main body is detachably provided on the cuff while being connected with the first detector and the at least one second detector. A display is provided on the main body and operable to display the non-invasive blood pressure and the at least one vital sign as measurement data. A transmitter is provided in the main body and operable to transmit the measurement data to a receiver placed in a remote location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: NIHON KOHDEN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kohei Ono, Fumiyuki Matsumura, Koji Ishino, Shinya Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9622692
    Abstract: An active pulse blood constituent monitor is disclosed. A sensor configured to provide an artificial excitation to a portion of the patient at a known frequency provides additional information in determining the physiological condition of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: MASIMO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Marcelo M. Lamego, Massi Joe E. Kiani
  • Patent number: 9579224
    Abstract: Methods and devices for treating a vessel for use in a medical procedure are disclosed. A vein or other vessel can be modified in situ, prior to harvesting. Subsequently, at least a portion of the vessel is removed, and subsequently implanted to treat a patient, typically in a bypass procedure in which the vessel portion fluidly connects a source of oxygenated blood to an occluded artery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Neograft Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jon McGrath, Mohammed S. El-Kurdi, Lorenzo Soletti, J. Christopher Flaherty
  • Patent number: 9572513
    Abstract: There is disclosed an apparatus for measuring biometric information having a hand rest, which can perform precise and comprehensive measurement by measuring biometric information about an examinee taking a more comfortable position. The apparatus for measuring the biometric information having the hand rest formed in a convex curvature shape to have an examinee's hand put thereon, to contact with an examinee's palm and fingers; and a measurement part provided in the hand rest to measure the examinee's biometric information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: KOREA INSTITUTE OF INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Sung Il Yi, Ki Young Kim, Kang Eun Kim, Chang Heon Kang
  • Patent number: 9572501
    Abstract: A blood pressure information measurement device includes a main body, including an inflation pump and an exhaust valve, and a cuff, including an air bladder for pulse wave measurement and an air bladder for blood pressure value measurement. The air bladder for pulse wave measurement and the air bladder for blood pressure value measurement are wrapped around a proximal side and a distal side of the upper arm, respectively. A first piping portion connects the air bladder for blood pressure value measurement to the inflation pump and the exhaust valve. A second piping portion branching from the first piping portion connects the air bladder for pulse wave measurement to the first piping portion. The second piping portion includes a 2-port valve that switches between connecting and disconnecting the air bladder for pulse wave measurement and the first piping portion, and a pressure sensor for measuring a pulse wave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: OMRON HEALTHCARE Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Kobayashi, Kenji Fujii, Hideaki Yoshida
  • Patent number: 9549803
    Abstract: A sling in accordance with the invention includes a synthetic material and a non-synthetic material positioned adjacent thereto. The non-synthetic material may be wrapped around or may be attached to the synthetic material. Additionally, the non-synthetic material may include slits. Methods for making such slings are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry N. Gellman, Art Madenjian, Doreen Rao
  • Patent number: 9445728
    Abstract: A device can include a vibration sensor configured to sense blood flow in a lumen of a person; a cuff coupled to the vibration sensor and configured to contact a limb of the person; a mechanical cuff tensioner coupled to the cuff, the mechanical cuff tensioner configured to adjust a compressive force of the cuff on the lumen; a tension sensor operably coupled to the mechanical cuff tensioner, the tension sensor configured to measure a first tension value of the cuff during a first sense by the vibration sensor and to measure a second tension value of the cuff during a second sense by the vibration sensor; and a recorder mechanism configured to record the first tension value, the first measurement by the vibration sensor, the second tension value, and the second measurement by the vibration sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Roderick A. Hyde, Jordin T. Kare, Gary L. McKnight, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9433360
    Abstract: Finger cuff adjustability is provided in a measurement cylinder assembly in a unique manner which accommodates the size and space limitations inherent in a mouse-based blood pressure measurement device. The exterior radial surface of the inflatable cuff is adhered to a pull-tab which is longer than the cuff length and has a tab end channeled through a pair of rings, one of which is fixed or stationary and the other of which is an adjustment ring. Rotation of the adjustment ring either pulls or pushes the tab end through a slit in the fixed or stationary ring depending upon the direction of ring rotation. Pulling the tab end causes the adhered finger cuff to forcefully collapse around the user's finger in firmer engagement therewith and to compensate for a finger of smaller diameter. Pushing the tab end causes the adhered finger cuff to forcefully open to a larger profile to loosen the engagement with a finger and to compensate for a finger of larger diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: CalHealth, Inc.
    Inventors: Phillip L. Lam, Ping Cheng Benjamin Liu
  • Patent number: 9427239
    Abstract: An adjustable radial and ulnar vascular compression wristband assists in achieving partial or full occlusion of a blood vessel when applied to a patient's wrist during or following a medical procedure. At least two adjustably inflatable non-adjacent balloons on the wristband apply preferential compression to portions of the circumference of the wrist, including in particular those portions overlying the ulnar and radial arteries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Semier Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip Benz, Matthew Semler
  • Patent number: 9295474
    Abstract: A tourniquet cuff has a body configured for being wrapped around a limb. The body has an unpressurized state and a pressurized state. A securing portion on the body is releasably engageable to the body. The cuff also has an indicator that operates in response to movement of the securing portion for locating where the securing portion engages the body in order to apply a predetermined amount of force sufficient to secure the body to a limb without causing significant venous occlusion at the limb when the body is in the unpressurized state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Zimmer Surgical, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian K. Heston
  • Patent number: 9220421
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of non-invasive blood pressure (NIBP) monitoring systems and particularly to a system that allows the identification of other components of the system via coding elements that are readable without the need for placement of this system components to the body of a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventor: Dieter Woehrle
  • Patent number: 9060697
    Abstract: A blood pressure meter cuff includes an air bladder that receives a supply of air in order to compress a radial artery and an ulnar artery, and a cuff band for fixing the air bladder to a wrist including the radial artery and the ulnar artery. The air bladder has a wide portion that is arranged on the radial artery and the ulnar artery, and first and second narrow portions that are continuous with the wide portion and are narrower than the wide portion. The edges of the first and second narrow portions that are continuous with the edges of the wide portion are shaped as straight lines that are inclined with respect to the width direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: OMRON HEALTHCARE Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chisato Uesaka, Takanori Nishioka, Ryosuke Doi, Shingo Yamashita, Yukiya Sawanoi
  • Patent number: 9033891
    Abstract: A multichamber sphygmomanometer is provided with a set of inflatable chambers (2) that may be selectively used and connected to the air pressure pump (20) by means of a chamber selector device (4). In an embodiment, the selector device (4) operates through assigned manual connections (5) and selective connections (6). In another embodiment, the selector device (4) has a selection controller (4c) which valve shutter (4b) operates between an inlet path (7) corresponding to the air pressure pump (20) and the outlet paths (6) corresponding to the inflatable chambers (2), including the possibility to use a positional identification system (10) which allows selecting (8) the most appropriate chamber (2) for each case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Inventor: Ricardo Rodriguez Aranciva
  • Patent number: 9028419
    Abstract: A blood pressure cuff includes a first bladder having a width, and a length transverse to the width. The blood pressure cuff also includes a second bladder connected to the first bladder and a port fluidly connected to at least one of the first and second bladders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Welch Allyn, Inc.
    Inventors: David E. Quinn, John A. Lane, Raymond A. Lia, Sean R. Karla, Robert L. Vivenzio
  • Publication number: 20150105676
    Abstract: A blood pressure meter cuff of the present invention includes an air bladder that receives a supply of air in order to compress a radial artery and an ulnar artery, and a cuff band for fixing the air bladder to a wrist including the radial artery and the ulnar artery. The air bladder has a wide portion that is arranged on the radial artery and the ulnar artery, and first and second narrow portions that are continuous with the wide portion and are narrower than the wide portion. The edges of the first and second narrow portions that are continuous with the edges of the wide portion are shaped as straight lines that are inclined with respect to the width direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Chisato Uesaka, Takanori Nishioka, Ryosuke Doi, Shingo Yamashita, Yukiya Sawanoi
  • Patent number: 9006180
    Abstract: The present invention relates to treating a tissue in a mammal from the effects of reperfusion using flagellin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignees: Cleveland BioLabs, Inc., Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Inventors: Andrei Gudkov, Robert Fairchild
  • Patent number: 8998817
    Abstract: A blood pressure measuring device includes a flexible element configured to at least partially surround a body part and having a stiffening element configured to stiffen the flexible element; and at least one pressure sensor element attached to the flexible element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: UP-MED GmbH
    Inventors: Ulrich Pfeiffer, Tobias Thomamueller, Reinhold Knoll
  • Publication number: 20150088010
    Abstract: A blood pressure cuff is disclosed herein. The blood pressure cuff includes a sleeve, a cuff bladder retained by the sleeve, and a retention feature secured to the sleeve. The retention feature is adapted to apply a force securing the blood pressure cuff to a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventor: Marvin Zellmer
  • Publication number: 20150088011
    Abstract: An airbag for a blood pressure measuring device for fixing a cuff, including: a main sheet member which spreads in two layers forming a bag body, wherein a constricted portion is formed on the bag body, the constricted portion narrowing the air chamber with respect to the width direction, a pair of sub sheet members are disposed so as to correspond to the respective layers of the main sheet member, the sub sheet member occupying a region including at least a portion corresponding to the constricted portion, and the pair are respectively welded to the layers of the main sheet member at the constricted portion, the pair being welded to the corresponding layers of the main sheet member at a center near portion away from the constricted portion toward a center side with respect to the width direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Minoru Taniguchi, Satoshi Doi, Yoichi Egawa, Takashi Tone, Tameo Ashida, Kenichi Sato
  • Publication number: 20150088009
    Abstract: An embodiment of a semi-automatic sphygmomanometer apparatus that provides a means for initiating and terminating inflation of a vascular cuff is disclosed. The semi-automatic sphygmomanometer apparatus includes a motor that operates a pump which generates air pressure to inflate the vascular cuff, wherein operation of the pump is initiated when the inflationary button is depressed and wherein operation of the pump is terminated when the inflationary button is released.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: Frank Herndon
  • Publication number: 20150080751
    Abstract: Blood pressure measuring device with a flexible pressure collar, to surround a body part at least partially, with a pressure sensor element, wherein the shape of the pressure collar can be adapted to the outer contour of the body part, the pressure collar being at least partially inelastic. Further, the flexible pressure collar for a blood pressure measuring device to the relates pressure collar being inelastic and the shape being adapted to the outer contour of a body part. A method for non-invasive blood pressure measurement on a patient's body part with a blood pressure measuring device includes: positioning the pressure collar on the body part; setting the pressure collar such that it exerts pressure in the pulsatile region of the patient on the body part; and recording the pulsation for the period of at least one breathing cycle of the patient in the form of pulsation signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Stephan Regh, Tobias Thomamueller, Reinhold Knoll, Ulrich Pfeiffer
  • Patent number: 8956302
    Abstract: A protective liner for use with a blood pressure measuring cuff includes three layers of material configured to protect a person's skin, wick moisture away from the person's skin, and provide a moisture permeable, microporous barrier to microbes. The protective liner is porous and sufficiently thin so that the protective liner will not substantially interfere with blood pressure monitoring through the protective liner. The three layers of material are configured to wick moisture therethrough away from the person's skin, while substantially preventing passage of microbes therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Inventor: Susan L. Pollyea
  • Patent number: 8945016
    Abstract: Improved methods and apparatus for non-invasively assessing one or more parameters associated with fluidic systems such as the circulatory system of a living organism. In a first aspect, an improved method of continuously measuring pressure from a compressible vessel is disclosed, wherein a substantially optimal level of compression for the vessel is achieved and maintained using perturbations (e.g., modulation) of the compression level of the vessel. In one exemplary embodiment, the modulation is conducted according to a pseudo-random binary sequence (PBRS). In a second aspect, an improved apparatus for determining the blood pressure of a living subject is disclosed, the apparatus generally comprising a pressure sensor and associated processor with a computer program defining a plurality of operating states related to the sensed pressure data. Methods for pressure waveform correction and reacquisition, as well as treatment using the present invention, are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Tensys Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory I. Voss, Gregory J. Martin, Manouchehr Goharlaee
  • Publication number: 20150032013
    Abstract: A cuff system includes a flexible substantially tubular sheath having a distal end, a proximal end, a central longitudinal axis, and a central channel extending along the longitudinal axis. The system also includes a first guide disposed at the proximal end of the sheath. The first guide is configured to control insertion of a cuff connector into the central channel in a first direction substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis. The system further includes an orifice proximate the distal end of the sheath. The orifice is configured to enable fluid connection between a portion of the cuff connector and an inflatable cuff while a remainder of the cuff connector is disposed within the central channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Thaddeus Wawro, David Tufenkjian
  • Publication number: 20150025400
    Abstract: With the blood pressure meter of the present invention, a pump unit is connected via a first fluid path to a fluid bladder. The first fluid path extends straight in the Z direction between the pump unit and the fluid bladder, sends air supplied from the pump unit to the fluid bladder or sends air inside of the fluid bladder to a valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Takanori NISHIOKA, Shingo YAMASHITA, Masataka YANAGASE, Chisato UESAKA, Ryosuke DOI, Hiroyasu ARIGA, Keita IKEDA, Izumi HACHIMARU
  • Patent number: 8920330
    Abstract: A body compressor 1 is provided with a fluid bag 2, a band-like body 3 and a metal clip 4, wherein a fixed part 42 of the metal clip 4 is attached such that it is positioned above the outer surface of a skin pinching prevention tag part 5, and the skin pinching prevention tag part 5 has a reinforcing member 6 which allows the bending rigidity of a center-side part 51 and an intermediate part 52 to be higher than that of a front-side part 53.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Citizen Systems Japan Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Nakanishi, Kazunari Takahashi, Kenichi Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20140371607
    Abstract: A portable blood pressure monitoring device capable of wirelessly interacting with a secondary device, such as a cell phone, to measure blood pressure of a patient wherein the device is configurable to fold into a low profile storage configuration. The blood pressure monitoring device includes a cuff for wrapping around the limb of a subject the cuff further having a an inflatable bladder formed integrally therein, wherein the cuff is substantially rectangular in shape having a first surface, a second surface, a first end, a second end, and two sides, and a securement mechanism; one or more tubes positioned within the cuff in communication with the inflatable bladder; an exhaust valve; a displayless housing connected to one of a first end and a second end of the cuff wherein the housing includes one or more of a controller, a memory, a pump, a power supply, and a motor; and a transmitter for wirelessly transmitting blood pressure data to a second device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Duncan FITZSIMMONS, Clara GAGGERO, Adrian WESTAWAY, Marco PELUSO, Rosario IANNELLA
  • Patent number: 8911378
    Abstract: A method for detecting cuff slippage in a blood pressure monitoring device includes starting a cuff inflation on the blood pressure monitoring device. A plurality of pressure samples is obtained when the cuff is inflating. A level of background noise is determined during the cuff inflation. The level of background noise is determined from the plurality of pressure samples. When the background noise is determined, a determination is made from the plurality of blood pressure readings whether a pressure pattern indicating cuff slippage is obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Welch Allyn, Inc.
    Inventors: Tyson B. Whitaker, Matthew J. Kinsley, Joseph D. Buchanan
  • Publication number: 20140364749
    Abstract: Blood pressure measurement devices comprising a transducer may have error introduced when the transducer is placed in mechanical communication with a vein or artery. This error may be based on alignment, applanation, calibration, and the contact based stress required to obtain a signal from pressure in a vein or artery. The present invention teaches isolating and removing this error from the blood pressure system which may increase the accuracy of the measurement. Calibration is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: Drexel University
    Inventors: Kushal Varma, Ahmadreza Pourshoghi, Nathaniel Magee, Atman Shah, Sagar Shah, Marek Swoboda, Ryszard M. Lec
  • Publication number: 20140350419
    Abstract: A blood pressure measurement device includes a cuff and a control unit. The cuff includes a first securing portion, provided on one surface of the cuff, for securing the cuff to the measurement area in a wrapped state, and a second securing portion, provided on another surface of the cuff, for securing the cuff to the measurement area in a wrapped state. At least one of the first securing portion and the second securing portion includes an electromagnet portion. The control unit secures the cuff to the measurement area by controlling a magnetic force emitted from the electromagnet portion and causing the second securing portion to be attracted to the first securing portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Ryosuke DOI, Shingo YAMASHITA, Masataka YANAGASE, Yukiya SAWANOI, Chisato UESAKA, Naoki MIYAKAWA, Hiroshi KOSHIMIZU, Kenichiro ZAITSU
  • Patent number: 8870781
    Abstract: A pressure supplier including an actuator that may be selectively expanded and contracted by applying a voltage, an elastic board being transformed in a predetermined direction to apply pressure upon a body part of a user when the actuator is contracted, and a guide member connecting with the actuator and the elastic board, and guiding the elastic board to be transformed in the predetermined direction while applying the pressure when the actuator is contracted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jong Youn Lee, Kenichi Yamakoshi, Kun Soo Shin, Shinobu Tanaka, Takehiro Yamakoshi
  • Patent number: 8845680
    Abstract: A radial artery compression device configured to be secured to a wrist or other portion of a patient to provide adjustable and consistent compression pressure in the area of a radial artery access site or other physiological portion of a patient to achieve hemostasis either during or after a medical procedure such as a percutaneous coronary procedure. The radial artery compression device includes a rotatable member and a compression pad adapted such that rotation of the rotatable member does not affect the rotational orientation of the compression pad. According to one embodiment of the present invention, a single rotation of the rotatable member results in complete extension or retraction of the radial artery compression device. According to another embodiment of the present invention, the rotation of the rotatable member results in a compounding of the extension or retraction of the compression pad relative to the body of the radial artery compression device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Merit Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Fred P. Lampropoulos, Gregory R. McArthur
  • Publication number: 20140276147
    Abstract: A blood pressure cuff includes an alignment tab, a sleeve, and an inflatable bladder disposed within the sleeve. The inflatable bladder includes a first rectangular section having a first width, a second rectangular section having a second width, wherein the second width is larger than the first width, and a tapered section extending between the first rectangular section and the second rectangular section. The tapered section may be linearly tapered or a curved taper. A length from an edge of the alignment tab to the second end of the first rectangular section adjacent the tapered section is approximately equal to a minimum arm circumference for the blood pressure cuff.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Sean Gloth, Christopher Gloth
  • Patent number: 8834381
    Abstract: A pressure cuff is disclosed herein. The pressure cuff includes a sleeve and a cuff bladder. The cuff bladder defines a bladder length of 9.2+/?2.1 centimeters and a bladder width of 24.6+/?4.2 centimeters. The bladder length and bladder width dimensions provide precise non-invasive blood pressure measurements when the pressure cuff is applied to a forearm having a circumference in the range of 27 to 37 centimeters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: John Clemmons, Bruce Arnold Friedman