Pulsating Pressure Or Sequentially Inflatable Patents (Class 601/152)
  • Patent number: 10321850
    Abstract: In a system, device and method for treating an aneurysm of a human or mammal patient an implantable member adapted to hold fluid is provided. The member is adapted to be placed in connection with a blood vessel having the aneurysm and to exercise a pressure on the aneurysm of said blood vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Inventor: Peter Forsell
  • Patent number: 10226211
    Abstract: A system and method determines a user's compliance with a prescribed therapeutic pneumatic compression treatment by applying external pressure to a body limb using a pneumatic compression sleeve having a pneumatically fillable cell; measuring pneumatic pressure within the pneumatically fillable cell; generating a pressure signal corresponding to the measured pneumatic pressure; determining biological events associated with the user based upon the pressure signal; generating a positive detection signal for each determined biological event associated with the user; and determining a user's compliance with a prescribed therapeutic pneumatic compression treatment when a predetermined number of positive detection signals have been generated within a predetermined time interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Zimmer Dental, Ltd.
    Inventor: Jacob Barak
  • Patent number: 10130544
    Abstract: A pneumatic massage apparatus making it possible to perform even more efficient drainage is provided. A pneumatic massage apparatus includes a massage device to be fitted to wrap around at least one of an arm or leg of a patient and having a plurality of air chambers disposed in series in a proximal direction from a distal position of the at least one of an arm and a leg toward the center of the patient's body, and a compressed air control unit configured to supply compressed air into the plurality of air chambers to pressurize them, and discharge compressed air from the plurality air chambers to depressurize them. The compressed air control unit is configured to depressurize the pressurized air chambers in such a manner that, of any pair of mutually adjacent air chambers, a proximal air chamber of the pair first starts to be depressurized, and then a distal air chamber of the pair starts to be depressurized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: NITTO KOHKI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Norikazu Takagi, Haruki Nakao, Jiro Maegawa
  • Patent number: 10022291
    Abstract: A sensory lounging chair system and method of use. The system generally includes a frame, a pump, air tubes connecting the pump to a pair of inflatable air tubes, pressure release valves, piping and hardware, a pressure sensor, and a fabric cover. In a preferred embodiment, the pump and pressure sensor are powered by a power supply connected to a terminal board, which in turn is connected to the pump and the pressure sensor. The fabric cover provides a comfortable barrier between the occupant and the air tubes, which initially are usually deflated or less than fully inflated. As the pressure in the air tubes increase, deep touch pressure is applied to the occupant's body in the places where the air tubes are in contact with the occupant. Deep touch pressure is thus applied to the occupant via contact with the tubes through the fabric cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: The Sensory Chair Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Stuart T. Jackson, Keith E. Manbeck
  • Patent number: 9968294
    Abstract: Disclosed is a monitoring system for determining the efficacy of at least one compression device for use in compression therapy. The monitoring system comprises at least one pressure sensor for measuring a pressure exerted onto a body part of a user by the compression device and at least one evaluation unit which is connectable to the pressure sensor. The evaluation unit is adapted to acquire at least one resting pressure prest with the user being in a resting position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Jens Bichel, Joannes F. H. M. Schuren, Guido Hitschmann, Martin C. Neuenhahn
  • Patent number: 9872812
    Abstract: A method of controlling a compression device controls a vent phase of a compression device having an inflatable bladder capable of being pressurized for applying compression to a part of a subject's body. The method includes delivering pressurized fluid from a source of pressurized fluid to a first inflatable bladder disposed about a portion of the subject's body and venting the pressurized fluid from the first inflatable bladder by opening a first valve. The method further includes monitoring fluid pressure in the first inflatable bladder during the venting of the first inflatable bladder. Based at least in part on the monitored fluid pressure, the first valve is selectively closed and selectively reopened to control fluid pressure in the first inflatable bladder to remain within a desired residual pressure range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: KPR U.S., LLC
    Inventors: Arnaz Malhi, Manish Deshpande
  • Patent number: 9795320
    Abstract: In a method, system and device a member is provided around an aneurysm enabling treatment and monitoring of the aneurysm. In accordance with one embodiment the device is adapted to be adjusted postoperatively. Hereby the treatment can be efficiently carried out without having to perform surgery when adjusting the member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Inventor: Peter Forsell
  • Patent number: 9770385
    Abstract: A compression therapy device for vascular diseases and other therapies including a bladder a lever arm acting on the outer surface of the bladder such that cyclical operation of an actuator on the lever arm creates cyclical changes in pneumatic pressure in the therapeutic portion of the bladder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Shakam LLC
    Inventors: Jay Schwirian, Brad Yakam, Tushar Shah
  • Patent number: 9649045
    Abstract: A pneumatic circulatory enhancer to enhance a blood flow of a leg of a patient that includes a chamber that surrounds the leg and is filled with gas having a negative, a zero-point, or a pressure, a pneumatic gas pump having a cylinder and a piston, the piston moving in the cylinder by an electrical motor, a plurality of ECG electrodes that are connected to body parts of the patient, a pressure sensor that is connected to the chamber and measures a pressure of the gas inside the chamber, a controller that receives the ECG signals from the plurality of ECG electrodes and controls the electrical motor based on the received ECG signals to pump-in or pump-out the gas from the chamber by moving the piston inside the chamber such that the zero-point pressure is an atmospheric pressure of a location that the pneumatic circulatory enhancer is operated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Inventors: Baraa Alnabulsi, Alwaleed Al-Sawaf, Nazeeh Alothmany, Nedim Turkmen, Hamza Diken, Abdulelah Aqeil
  • Patent number: 9649245
    Abstract: An apparatus 40 for enhancing venous blood flow through a limb of a subject includes a detachable compression sleeve 41 extendable around the subject's limb and having a plurality of compressors 43-48 situated next to one another along the sleeve 41. In use, the compressors 43-48 substantially encircle the limb and compress the limb in a continuous cyclical compression sequence to move blood within the limb from the distal end of the sleeve 41 to the proximal end to replicate venous blood flow and to prevent backflow. In particular, as a said first compressor begins to compress the limb, a said second compressor preceding the first compressor in sequence already compresses the limb and continues to compress the limb at least until the first compressor compresses the limb to substantially the same extent as the second compressor, and a said third compressor which precedes the second compressor in sequence ceases to compress the limb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: New Tec Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Walter Meyer, Gregory Allan Wren, Wayne Bennett
  • Patent number: 9642822
    Abstract: Embodiments of the technology described herein are based upon the discoveries that neturophil extracellular traps (NETs) provide a stimulus for thrombus formation and that NETs are present in stored blood products. Accordingly, some embodiments relate to methods of treating and preventing toxicity of NETs and thrombosis caused by NETs. Additional embodiments are directed towards methods of treating stored blood products to prevent transfusion-related injuries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Children's Medical Center Corporation
    Inventors: Denisa D. Wagner, Tobias A. Fuchs, Simon De Meyer, Kimberly Martinod, Alexander Brill, Grace M. Thomas
  • Patent number: 9539166
    Abstract: The invention provides a compression device for the limb of a mobile patient. The device includes an inflatable sleeve adapted to surround the limb; a conduit attached to the sleeve for delivering fluid to the sleeve; and a portable, wearable controller attached to the conduit that generates and controls the flow of fluid in the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Swelling Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: David G. Wild, Jose A. Fernandez, Ian S. Tabron, Wayne L. Bonnefin, Patrick G. Linnane, David Kershaw, Andrew D. Court, Paul Hanmer
  • Patent number: 9433532
    Abstract: A compression device for applying compression to a body part of a wearer has an inflatable bladder defined by first and second bladder layers and a bladder sealing line securing the first and second bladder layers to one another. A conduit is defined by spaced apart, generally opposing conduit sealing lines securing the first and second bladder layers to one another and portions of the first and second bladder layers between the conduit lines. The conduit is fluidly connected to the inflatable bladder for delivering pressurized air to the inflatable bladder. Tubing is not needed for connection to the compression device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventor: Mark A. Vess
  • Patent number: 9421147
    Abstract: A controller is operable to selectively supply gas to, and evacuate gas from, regions of a hyperbaric wound treatment chamber. The controller operates to inflate a passage or rib of the device to provide that the device is made sufficiently rigid for inserting a limb therethrough, and inflate an inflatable cuff to create a seal against the limb. The controller also operates to evacuate ambient air trapped within the chamber, and optionally partially evacuate the passage or rib, after the seal is created by the inflatable cuff, and then introduce oxygen into the chamber, and optionally inflate the passage or rib. The cuff, when inflated and creating a seal against a limb, optionally is at least partially within the chamber, and the treatment gas is supplied to the chamber to maintain the seal of the cuff against the limb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: AOTI, Inc.
    Inventors: Phillip Loori, George Hovorka
  • Patent number: 9408775
    Abstract: A slimming device operates by improving cutaneous circulation during activity in the fat burning pulse range carried out on endurance training equipment. The device includes a main body with a fastening element in the form of a sleeve which has at least two chambers that are independent of one another and that can be supplied with a fluid independently of one another. The device can be applied to different body parts and has a belt which is designed with at least two separate chambers, at least one pump for producing the alternating pressure load and a fastening sleeve which press the main body onto the human body in order to start the operation of the pressure chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Airpressure Bodyforming GmbH
    Inventor: Werner Hofmann
  • Patent number: 9301866
    Abstract: An inflatable foot cushion to reduce the force amplifications upon the heel of a foot received therein when the body is in a supine position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: EHOB, INC.
    Inventors: James G. Spahn, Brian D. Conway, David P. Laughlin, Scott D. Rogers
  • Patent number: 9295605
    Abstract: Systems for auto-calibrating a pneumatic compression system may include one or more manifolds from an inflation fluid source and one or more individually inflatable cells. One or more pressure sensors may be associated with the one or more manifolds and/or each of the individually inflatable cells. Each of the pressure sensors may provide either dynamic or static pressure data to a controller. A method for auto-calibrating the compression system may include introducing a portion of inflation fluid into a cell while measuring a dynamic cell pressure, stopping the introduction of fluid, measuring a static cell pressure, and comparing, by the computing device, the dynamic cell pressure and the static cell pressure. sure. The comparison between dynamic and static cell pressures may be used to calculate a dynamic target cell pressure equivalent to a desired static target cell pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Wright Therapy Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Yurko, Calvin Eggers
  • Patent number: 9278043
    Abstract: A cuff for providing compression to a limb includes an outer wall joined to an inner wall to form a bladder, the bladder being provided with means to separate the walls to maintain a path for fluid flow into and out of the bladder characterized in that the separating means are a spacer provided on the interior of at least one wall, which separates the walls when the bladder is deflated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Swelling Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Ian Stewart Tabron, Wayne Lee Bonnefin, Patrick Gerard Linnane, Anders Lennart Boström
  • Patent number: 9220655
    Abstract: A system for compression therapy includes a patient-support apparatus and a compression sleeve assembly that is coupleable to the patient-support apparatus. In some embodiments, the patient-support apparatus includes a hospital bed and in other embodiments, the patient-support apparatus includes a mattress for a bed. The compression sleeve assembly includes a sleeve that couples to a patient's limb and that inflates to promote blood flow. The compression sleeve assembly also includes a conduit and a compression module that is operable to inflate the sleeve through the conduit. The conduit may be routed, at least in part, through the associated patient-support apparatus. The compression module may be situated, at least in part, in a cavity of the associated patient-support apparatus. A compression module may be coupled to an architectural structure, such as a headwall unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: John P. Biondo, Catherine A. Pietsch, Michael Z. Sleva, Gregory W. Branson, Jeffrey S. Lockwood, Rachel H. Elizabeth Hopkins, Todd P. O'Neal
  • Patent number: 9107793
    Abstract: A compression sleeve for being wrapped around a leg of a wearer includes adjacent flexible sleeve sections. At least one of the sleeve sections has an air bladder therein adapted to inflate for compressing a portion of the leg. A structural component is secured to the sleeve and extends generally between the flexible sleeve sections to maintain a spacing of the adjacent sleeve sections lengthwise of the leg when the sleeve is wrapped around the leg. Bladder layers are joined together to form the air bladder. The bladder is joined together at least at two weld points on opposite sides of the structural component to locate the structural component on the sleeve so as to maintain the spacing of the adjacent sleeve sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Raymond Avitable, Jennie Brown, Malcolm G. Bock
  • Patent number: 9084713
    Abstract: A compression device has improved cooling capability. The device includes a wicking layer adapted to move moisture. A portion of the wicking layer is exposed from under bladder material defining a bladder. In use, the wicking layer wicks moisture from the patient's limb and the wicked moisture is able to evaporate through the device at the portion of the wicking layer that is exposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Jennie Brown, Malcolm G. Bock, Raymond Avitable, Ann Meyer
  • Patent number: 9044372
    Abstract: The invention provides a compression device for the limb of a mobile patient. The device includes an inflatable sleeve adapted to surround the limb; a conduit attached to the sleeve for delivering fluid to the sleeve; and a portable, wearable controller attached to the conduit that generates and controls the flow of fluid in the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Swelling Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: David G. Wild, Jose A. Fernandez, Ian S. Tabron, Wayne L. Bonnefin, Patrick G. Linnane, David Kershaw, Andrew D. Court, Paul Hanmer
  • Publication number: 20150119773
    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: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Conor Flannery, Joseph Berglund, Mark Hoff, Brian Joseph Mason, Yusuke Miyashita, Remy O'Leary Pieron, Sanaz Saatchi
  • Patent number: 8992449
    Abstract: A method of forming a compression sleeve for being wrapped around a leg of a wearer includes securing two layers of flexible material together to at least partially define first and second adjacent flexible sections. The securing of the two layers of flexible material includes securing two bladder layers together to define a first inflatable bladder and a second inflatable bladder disposed more proximally than the first inflatable bladder when the sleeve is wrapped around the leg. The first bladder forms at least a part of the first flexible sleeve section and the second bladder forms at least a part of the second flexible sleeve section. The method further includes securing a structural component to the sleeve such that the structural component extends generally between the first and second adjacent flexible sections to maintain a spacing between the sleeve sections lengthwise of the leg when the sleeve is wrapped around the leg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Raymond C. Avitable, Jennie Brown, Malcolm G. Bock
  • Publication number: 20150065931
    Abstract: A pneumatic circulatory enhancer to enhance a blood flow of a leg of a patient that includes a chamber that surrounds the leg and is filled with gas having a negative, a zero-point, or a pressure, a pneumatic gas pump having a cylinder and a piston, the piston moving in the cylinder by an electrical motor, a plurality of ECG electrodes that are connected to body parts of the patient, a pressure sensor that is connected to the chamber and measures a pressure of the gas inside the chamber, a controller that receives the ECG signals from the plurality of ECG electrodes and controls the electrical motor based on the received ECG signals to pump-in or pump-out the gas from the chamber by moving the piston inside the chamber such that the zero-point pressure is an atmospheric pressure of a location that the pneumatic circulatory enhancer is operated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Baraa ALNABULSI, Alwaleed AL-SAWAF, Nazeeh ALOTHMANY, Nedim TURKMEN, Hamza DIKEN, Abdulelah AQEIL
  • Publication number: 20150011922
    Abstract: A device for compressive treatment of a body part includes a compression member, adapted to at least partly encircle the body part, and an actuation unit, arranged to tighten the compression member to provide a compressive force to the body part. Methods are provided for its therapeutic, cosmetic and non-therapeutic use and operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventor: Landy Toth
  • Patent number: 8905953
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for applying focused pressure to a target vessel to dilate the target vessel for hemodialysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Inventor: Tej M. Singh
  • Patent number: 8900168
    Abstract: A body surface compression device for generating cyclical or constant compressions for medical purposes. Compression is accomplished using pneumatic actuated artificial muscle in combination with a belt placed around a body part. Both artificial muscle shortening and pneumatic expansion are used for compression. A unique useful property of this system is the length-tension characteristic similar to natural muscle which reduces applied compressive force proportionally with the level of volume compression of the body part. This property as well as a uniformly applied compression over the body part allows compression to be accomplished in a way which resembles natural muscle activation and minimizes overall abnormal stress on the body part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Inventors: Stanley M. Yamashiro, Patsy K. Yamashiro
  • Patent number: 8870797
    Abstract: A method for improving the cardiac output of a patient who is suffering from pulseless electrical activity or shock and yet still displays some myocardial wall motion including sensing myocardial activity to determine the presence of residual left ventricular pump function having a contraction or ejection phase and a filling or relaxation phase. In such cases, a compressive force is repeatedly applied to the chest based on the sensed myocardial activity such that the compressive force is applied during at least some of the ejection phases and is ceased during at least some of the relaxation phases to permit residual cardiac filling, thereby enhancing cardiac output and organ perfusion. Also incorporated may be a logic circuit capable of utilizing multiple sensing modalities and optimizing the synchronization pattern between multiple phasic therapeutic modalities and myocardial residual mechanical function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Inventor: Norman A. Paradis
  • Patent number: 8864691
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems, and methods are sized and configured to effectively and efficiently augment the flow of fluid within body vessels, not only during conditions in which a patient is bedbound and immobile, but also in conditions when the individual is out of bed, and completely mobile and ambulatory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Venous Health Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan M. Olson, Salvatore G. Mangano, Brendan M. Donohoe, Peter K. Johansson, Richard A. Lotti, Thomas J. Fogarty
  • Publication number: 20140309568
    Abstract: An external counterpulsation apparatus has an efficient cuff and bladder system. Embodiments of this system generally allow effective treatment at lower pressures and a reduced total body surface area being compressed. An accurate and reliable combination of automatic and preset timing for inflation and deflation of the bladder system is used to simplify use of the apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventors: David Anthony Pickett, James Russell Lusk
  • Patent number: 8858475
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems, and methods are sized and configured to effectively and efficiently augment the flow of fluid within body vessels, not only during conditions in which a patient is bedbound and immobile, but also in conditions when the individual is out of bed, and completely mobile and ambulatory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Venous Health Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan M. Olson, Salvatore G. Mangano, Brendan M. Donohoe, Peter K. Johansson, Richard A. Lotti, Thomas J. Fogarty
  • Patent number: 8858474
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems, and methods are sized and configured to effectively and efficiently augment the flow of fluid within body vessels, not only during conditions in which a patient is bedbound and immobile, but also in conditions when the individual is out of bed, and completely mobile and ambulatory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Venous Health Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan M. Olson, Salvatore G. Mangano, Brendan M. Donohoe, Peter K. Johansson, Richard A. Lotti, Thomas J. Fogarty
  • Patent number: 8858473
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems, and methods are sized and configured to effectively and efficiently augment the flow of fluid within body vessels, not only during conditions in which a patient is bedbound and immobile, but also in conditions when the individual is out of bed, and completely mobile and ambulatory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Venous Health Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan M. Olson, Salvatore G. Mangano, Brendan M. Donohoe, Peter K. Johansson, Richard A. Lotti, Thomas J. Fogarty
  • Publication number: 20140296757
    Abstract: Single- or dual-bladder devices for remote ischemic preconditioning and blood pressure monitoring are disclosed along with various oscillometry-based and other methods for detecting systolic and diastolic blood pressure while the ischemic preconditioning treatment is in progress. The devices and methods of the invention provide for delivery of ischemic preconditioning at the lowest effective cuff pressure while closely monitoring patient's hemodynamics. Advantageously, the device of the invention allows both ischemic preconditioning and blood pressure monitoring to be done on the same limb. Disposable battery-powered version of the device of the present invention is especially useful for emergency use with patients suffering from acute myocardial infarction, acute stroke, or acute trauma. Additional device configurations are described for use in a percutaneous intervention and vascular sealing settings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: Infarct Reduction Technologies Inc.
    Inventor: Boris Leschinsky
  • Publication number: 20140276287
    Abstract: An external counterpulsation apparatus has an efficient cuff and bladder system. Embodiments of this system generally allow effective treatment at lower pressures and a reduced total body surface area being compressed. An accurate and reliable combination of automatic and preset timing for inflation and deflation of the bladder system is used to simplify use of the apparatus. Depressurization of the cuffs may occur in a staggered fashion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: David Anthony Pickett, James Russell Lusk
  • Publication number: 20140276290
    Abstract: A compact mini air pump includes a rectangular, box-shaped body having a standard AC power cord extending from it, two air supply output ports, and a control and information panel with user-operated buttons and status lights located on its front side. Within the hollow interior of the body is an air compressor, a dual-output electromechanical valve having to two air output tubes, an air pressure sensor, a DC battery power supply, an AC power connection, and an electronic circuit board controlling the mini air pump's function. The air supply output ports, an extension of the air tubes within the body, supply air to Intermittent Pneumatic Compression (“IPC”) Therapy device garments through flexible air supply tubes. The mini air pump device is sized to be held by one hand for portability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Orlando Mansur, JR., Leonard Nass
  • Publication number: 20140276289
    Abstract: A deep vein thrombosis prevention garment includes a central panel formed to have three (3) sequentially filled air chambers separated from each other with a pressure resistive valve, a left side panel, and a right side panel formed with a number of attachment straps having an integral fastener. The first air chamber receives air from a pump. When the air within the first air chamber reaches a predetermined air pressure, the pressure resistive valve between the first air chamber and the second air chamber allows air to pass from the first air chamber to a second air chamber. When the air within the second air chamber reaches a predetermined air pressure, the pressure resistive valve between the second air chamber and the third air chamber allows air to pass from the second chamber to the third air chamber. A membrane panel allows air to escape the sequentially filled air chambers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Orlando Mansur, JR., Leonard Nass
  • Publication number: 20140276292
    Abstract: A deep vein thrombosis prevention garment having an integrated air bladder includes a body having a central panel, a left side panel, and a right side panel formed with a number of attachment straps having an integral fastener, such as Velcro brand hook and loop fasteners. The central panel is formed to have a single air chamber receiving air from a pump through a flexible air supply tube. The central panel, left side panel and right side panel are formed from a single material which does not require a skin-safe liner or other combination of materials. A single-chamber bladder is attached to the central panel. A cover panel covers the single-chamber bladder and is attached along its perimeter to the central panel. The cover panel and the body are made from the same material which can be placed against a patient's skin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Orlando Mansur, JR., Leonard Nass
  • Publication number: 20140276293
    Abstract: An adhesive single chamber deep vein thrombosis prevention garment includes a body having a central panel, a left side panel, and a right side panel formed with attachment straps having hook and loop integral fasteners. The central panel is formed to have a single air chamber which receives air from a pump through a flexible air supply tube. The inside of the single air chamber is coated with a tacky adhesive layer providing distal-to-proximal sequential inflation as air is progressively introduced into the chamber, thereby creating a distal-to-proximal pressure gradient on a patient's limb. The central, left side and right side panels are formed from a single material which does not require a skin-safe liner or other combination of materials. A cover panel attached to the central panel to cover the single-chamber bladder and the body is made from the same material which can be placed against a patient's skin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Orlando Mansur, JR., Leonard Nass
  • Publication number: 20140276291
    Abstract: A digital display air pump includes a rectangular, box-shaped body having a standard AC power cord extending from it, two air supply output ports, and a control and information panel located on its front side with user-operated buttons, a digital display for showing air pressure and alarm codes, a variable air pressure set dial, and status lights. Within the hollow interior of the body is an air compressor, a dual-output electromechanical valve having to two air output tubes, an air pressure sensor, an AC power connection, an internal loudspeaker, and an electronic circuit board controlling the digital display air pump's function. The air supply output ports, an extension of the air tubes within the body, supply air to Intermittent Pneumatic Compression (“IPC”) Therapy device garments through flexible air supply tubes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Orlando Mansur, JR., Leonard Nass
  • Publication number: 20140276294
    Abstract: A deep vein thrombosis prevention garment includes a central panel formed with sequentially filled inner, intermediate and outer air chambers separated from each other with pressure resistive valves, a left side panel, and a right side panel formed with a number of attachment straps having an integral fastener. The inner air chamber receives air from a pump. When the air within the inner air chamber reaches a predetermined air pressure, the pressure resistive valve between the inner air chamber and the intermediate air chamber allows air to pass from the inner air chamber to an intermediate air chamber. When the air within the intermediate air chamber reaches a predetermined air pressure, the pressure resistive valve between the intermediate air chamber and the outer air chamber allows air to pass from the intermediate chamber to the outer air chamber. A membrane panel allows air to escape the sequentially filled air chambers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Compression Therapy Concepts, Inc.
    Inventors: Orlando Mansur, Jr., Leonard Nass
  • Publication number: 20140276295
    Abstract: A deep vein thrombosis prevention garment includes a body having a central panel, a left side panel, and a right side panel formed with a number of attachment straps having an integral fastener, such as Velcro® brand hook and loop fasteners. The central panel is formed with a single air chamber containing a single expandable air bladder receiving air from a pump through a flexible air supply tube. The central panel, left side panel and right side panel are formed from a single material which does not require a skin-safe liner or other combination of materials. The single chamber with nested expandable bladder is attached to the central panel. A cover panel covers the chamber having an expandable bladder, and is attached along its perimeter to the central panel. The cover panel and the body are made from the same material which can be placed against a patient's skin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Orlando Mansur, JR., Leonard Nass
  • Publication number: 20140276288
    Abstract: A system and apparatus for promoting perfusion at a tissue site containing a sprain by applying a vacuum to intact skin extending over or surrounding the tissue site. The system and apparatus comprise a manifold formed from a porous material and configured to be disposed proximate the intact skin for distributing vacuum to the intact skin, and a sleeve adapted to cover the manifold and form a chamber containing the manifold to seal the manifold within the chamber between the sleeve and the intact skin. The system and apparatus further comprise a fluid coupling member adapted to deliver vacuum to the manifold for distribution to the intact skin. A method for applying vacuum to the intact skin of a tissue site is also disclosed and described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Larry Tab Randolph, Christopher Brian Locke, James Seddon, T. Blane Sanders, Richard Marvin Kazala, JR., Lillian Ramos, Carrie Ann Kauffman, Marisa Schmidt, Jessica Ann Rivas-Bosquez, Chester Edlund
  • Publication number: 20140276296
    Abstract: A deep vein thrombosis prevention garment includes three (3) chambered polymer having an integral welded filling tube forming three (3) sequentially filled air chambers. The aft chambers receive air from an integrated fill tube attached to pump. When the air within the first air chamber reaches a predetermined air pressure, air begins to pass into a second air chamber at a higher rate, and similarly, when the air within the second air chamber reaches a predetermined air pressure, air passes into the third air chamber at another higher rate to reach the predetermined air pressure. The different internal diameters of the integrated fill tube outlets for each air chamber provide different air flow rates, resulting in staged inflation of air chambers. A membrane panel allows air to escape the sequentially filled air chambers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Orlando Mansur, JR., Leonard Nass
  • Publication number: 20140257154
    Abstract: A compression garment includes a bladder having an inner surface and an outer surface. Wicking material may be present to wick fluid. In another version a removable absorbent material is releasably secured to the bladder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventor: COVIDIEN LP
  • Publication number: 20140249458
    Abstract: A compression garment apparatus includes a compression garment and a pressurizer. The pressurizer intermittently pressurizes a therapeutic bladder on the compression garment and pressurizes a support bladder on the compression garment to enhance the fit of the compression garment and maintain the therapeutic bladder in position with respect to a target compression zone on a body part on which the garment is worn. The support bladder may be selectively pressurized when needed based at least in part on sensed physical characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Arnaz S. Malhi, Manish Deshpande
  • Patent number: 8821422
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to a device for applying a pulsating pressure to a local region of the body and applications thereof. The device may be used to increase the blood flow in a local region of the body, and in preferred embodiments provides a device for regulating the core body temperature of a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Otivio AS
    Inventors: Marius Filtvedt, Erling Bekkestad Rein
  • Publication number: 20140236060
    Abstract: A compression garment apparatus including a compression garment and a pressurizer. The pressurizer intermittently pressurizes a therapeutic bladder on the compression garment and maintains a baseline pressure in the therapeutic bladder to maintain the therapeutic bladder in position with respect to a target compression zone on a body part on which the garment is worn. The baseline pressure is adjusted in response to sensed physical characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventor: Manish Deshpande
  • Patent number: 8784346
    Abstract: An automatic portable ambulant miniaturized system for applying pneumatic pressure to a body limb including a portable ambulant hand-held fluid source unit, a conduit for delivering fluid generated by the unit, and a sleeve coupled to the conduit and adapted to envelop a body limb. The sleeve contains one or more individually inflatable cells, each cell being subdivided into two or more longitudinally extending confluent compartments along the axis of the body limb. The compartments are inflated and deflated essentially simultaneously by the portable fluid source unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Medical Compression Systems, (DBN) Ltd.
    Inventors: Jakob Barak, Yoav Naveh, Sharon Ehrlich