With Fluid Supply Patents (Class 607/104)
  • Patent number: 10806626
    Abstract: A non-user assisted, portable, entirely self-managed capable hypothermia device to eliminate hair loss caused by the side effects of certain chemotherapy treatments or to reduce the metabolic rate of ischemic tissue along with the severity of swelling is disclosed. The device consists of a conformal cap system, a thermally conductive liquid located between the body part to be cooled and the cap system, thermal transfer fluids, phase change materials, thermally insulated cooler, physical measuring devices, mechanical and electrical components, a ‘smart’ user interface device, a battery, and an uninterruptible power controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Inventors: Michael Lynn Zumbrunnen, Laura Marie Zumbrunnen
  • Patent number: 10765882
    Abstract: The present invention provides a self-operated device for treating a skin of a patient, comprising: a. a substrate having a first side and a second side; b. a plurality of RF electrodes arranged in said substrate, said RF electrodes are configured to emit RF radiation from said first side to the surface of said skin; c. at least one RF generator configured to generate pulses of current to said RF electrodes; and, d. a control unit connected to said at least one RF generator, said control unit is adapted to control the operation of said RF electrodes; wherein said control unit is adapted to control the operation of said RF electrodes according to a predetermined treatment protocol, such that the same activates or deactivates at least one of said RF electrodes at any predetermined time interval according to a predetermined pattern so as to achieve a particular therapeutic result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: MADRYN HEATLH PARTNERS, LP
    Inventors: Orit Ron Edoute, Oded Ron Edoute
  • Patent number: 10736787
    Abstract: A method, and apparatus for the controlled acceleration, and/or retardation of the body's inflammatory response generally comprises a foam pad for insertion substantially into a wound site, a heating, a cooling pad for application over the wound site, a wound drape or sealing enclosure of the foam pad, the heating, and cooling pad at wound site. The foam pad is placed in fluid communication with a vacuum source for promotion of the controlled acceleration or retardation of the body's inflammatory response. The heating, and cooling provision controls the local metabolic function as part of the inflammatory response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond R. Hannigan, James R. Leininger, Charles I. Biltz, Jr., Frank Dilazzaro, Christopher Fashek, Royce W. Johnson, Wayne J. Schroeder
  • Patent number: 10639190
    Abstract: A temperature-regulating sports wrap is provided, including a first web of fabric having elongate side edges and first and second end edges, a second web of fabric is secured to the first web of fabric. At least one pocket is defined between opposing surfaces of the first and second webs and opens along one of the elongate side edges. At least one first strip extends outwardly from the first side edges along an axis parallel to the elongate side edges, has one of a hook-and-loop fastener material. At least one second strip extends inwardly from the second side edges, is secured to a surface of one of the first and second webs. The at least one second strip has the opposite one of a hook-and-loop fastener material from the at least one first strip, the at least one second strip extends inwardly at a non-parallel angle from the second edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: MONTEREY BAY ASSOCIATES
    Inventor: Dave Roberts
  • Patent number: 10610661
    Abstract: Methods, systems and devices for treating headaches, including migraines. In some variations these methods may include enhancing sleep, including enhancing the quality of sleep, reducing sleep onset time, increasing total sleep time, treating insomnia, and/or treating other neurological disorders by non-invasive temperature regulation of the frontal cortex prior to and/or during sleep.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: University of Pittsburgh—Of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education
    Inventor: Eric A. Nofzinger
  • Patent number: 10500089
    Abstract: At least some aspects of the present disclose feature a flow control device to be used between two inflatable sections. The flow control device is a one-way flow control device allowing inflating medium to flow in one direction. In such embodiments, the flow control device is in an open state when a first inflatable section is inflated such that a second inflatable section is also inflated. The flow control device is in close state when the second inflatable section is inflated such that the first inflatable section is not inflated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventor: Andrew J. McGregor
  • Patent number: 10485696
    Abstract: A thermal therapy device can be operated for both cold and hot water circulation by using a self-priming pump and four solenoid valves with the open/closed states selectively controlled by an MCU to pump chilled water or cold water from two different water containers to sequentially circulate through two different water paths to a water bladder for cold therapy treatment or hot therapy treatment. During the hot therapy treatment, a water heater is used to heat the cold water until a configured temperature is reached. A pneumatic pump is also employed to carry out an air pressure control mode to pump air into an air bladder securely attached on the water bladder to put pressure on the water bladder for a pressurized treatment. Water retained in the water bladder can also be evacuated and returned to the two different water containers to avoid moss generation and stinky odor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Inventors: Gary Chiu, Li Wang
  • Patent number: 10478264
    Abstract: A removable tip for a light energy handpiece comprises a hollow conduit configured to surround a light guide in the handpiece; a support extension having a length longer than a length of the hollow conduit; and a shielding extension coupled to the support extension at an angle less than 180 degrees and located in front of the hollow conduit. The shielding extension is configured to be inserted behind an eyelid and extend to the fornix, the shielding extension comprised of a thermally insulative material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: LUMENIS LTD.
    Inventor: Kfir Azoulay
  • Patent number: 10426658
    Abstract: A cervical collar that facilitates therapeutic hypothermia is provided and includes an outer shell having a front portion and a back portion fixedly coupled to the front portion on one side and removably coupled to the front portion on an opposite side. A fastening device removably couples the back portion to the front portion on the opposite side. At least one cooling device is provided on an interior of the outer shell to induce hypothermia in a patient. A sensor is provided that measures a physical characteristic of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: NeuroRescue, LLC
    Inventor: Robert Michael Maher
  • Patent number: 10363162
    Abstract: Relatively non-invasive devices and methods for heating or cooling a patient's body are disclosed. Devices and methods for treating ischemic conditions by inducing therapeutic hypothermia are disclosed. Devices and methods for inducing therapeutic hypothermia through esophageal cooling are disclosed. Devices and methods for operative temperature management are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: ADVANCED COOLING THERAPY, INC.
    Inventors: Erik Kulstad, Hugh Patrick Caherty
  • Patent number: 10328261
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein generally relate to devices and methods for stimulation or recording of accommodation of an eye. Accommodation of an eye naturally occurs through contraction of the ciliary muscle. Embodiments described herein can deliver electrostimulation to the ciliary muscle through a pair of electrodes which deliver power over an area of the sclera which is both positioned above and over an area which is substantially equivalent to the surface area of the ciliary muscle. In further embodiments, electrical impulses produced by the ciliary muscle can be received by one or more electrodes positioned proximate the ciliary muscle. Thus, by embodiments described herein, accommodation of the eye can be reproducibly achieved by external stimulation of the ciliary muscle or measured based on electrical impulses generated by or in conjunction with the ciliary muscle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON SYSTEM
    Inventor: Adrian Glasser
  • Patent number: 10307288
    Abstract: Vascular pressures and oximetry are optimized through administration of fluids and other support prior to manipulating temperature in a therapeutic hypothermia procedure. Temperature and active hemodynamic management are utilized, through measurement and adjustment of temperature and hemodynamic parameters through the use of an internal cooling device, such as endovascular catheter, and/or an external temperature-altering device, to ensure that temperature management is optimized, and hemodynamics and tissue resuscitation are optimized prior to and during temperature manipulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
    Inventors: Hasan Alam, Kevin Ward, Kyle Gunnerson, Kayvan Najarian
  • Patent number: 10264712
    Abstract: The embodiments described herein relate to generating fluid flow. A pump is positioned adjacent to a heat source. The pump includes a primary chamber having a primary rotational element configured to rotate on an axis, and a secondary chamber having a secondary rotational element configured to rotate on the axis, with a heat transfer element positioned between the primary chamber and the secondary chamber. The primary rotational element is coupled with the secondary rotational element along the axis. A primary fluid is received in the primary chamber with a primary fluid flow, which rotates the primary rotational element. A secondary fluid flow is generated in the secondary chamber by the primary rotational element causing a rotation of the secondary rotational element on the axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo Enterprise Solutions (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Jason A. Matteson, Mark E. Steinke
  • Patent number: 10206735
    Abstract: A treatment system includes a fluid cooling supply system for chilling and delivering liquid coolant to a patient. The fluid cooling supply system includes a cooling device and a heat exchanger device. The heat exchanger device is biased to the cooling device and is in fluid communication with a treatment device in a patient. The fluid cooling supply system includes at least one biasing mechanism to provide a given biasing force between the heat exchanger device and the cooling device to effectuate and improve heat transfer. The liquid coolant may be circulated through an energy delivery device positioned in an airway of a patient to preserve tissue. The system is controlled to circulate liquid coolant at a given temperature and pressure for a selected amount of time during pulmonary treatment of a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Nuvaira, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Kaveckis, Edward S. Harshman, Martin L. Mayse, John Streeter
  • Patent number: 10195075
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for temperature modification of a patient, or selected regions thereof, including an induced state of hypothermia. The temperature modification is accomplished using an in-dwelling heat exchange catheter within which a fluid heat exchange medium circulates. A heat exchange cassette is attached to the circulatory conduits of the catheter, the heat exchange cassette being sized to engage a cavity within a control unit. The control unit includes a heater/cooler device for providing heated or cooled fluid to a heat exchanger in thermal communication with the fluid heat exchange medium circulating to the heat exchange catheter, a user input device, and a processor connected to receive input from various sensors around the body and the system. A temperature control scheme for ramping the body temperature up or down without overshoot is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Zoll Corporation, Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Scott, Ben F. Brian, Lloyd F. Wright, Leo A. Chin, Edward W. Hollmen, Daniel W. Seegars, Mark A. Logan
  • Patent number: 10140708
    Abstract: A method to characterize shape variations in brain ventricles during embryonic growth in mammals, the method including extracting a brain ventricle skeleton from one or more images, calculating a volume profile for the skeleton using the extracted images, partitioning the brain ventricle based on the volume profile along the skeleton, the brain ventricle being partitioned into two lateral ventricles and a main ventricle, the main ventricle being further partitioned into three sub regions, determining volume vectors of the two lateral ventricles and the three sub regions, computing a means square error between the determined computed volume vectors and a pretrained mean volume vector of embryos during different gestational stages, and classifying the embryo to the gestational stage having the lowest mean square error.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Riverside Research Institute
    Inventors: Jen-wei Kuo, Jonathan Mamou, Jeffrey A. Ketterling, Orlando Aristizabal, Daniel H. Turnbull, Yao Wang
  • Patent number: 10130801
    Abstract: Improved approaches to provide or facilitate transdermal chemical delivery to an individual are disclosed. The individual can wear an electronic transdermal chemical delivery device that delivers at least one chemical to the individual's body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: IpVenture, Inc.
    Inventors: C. Douglass Thomas, Peter P. Tong
  • Patent number: 10123902
    Abstract: A patient temperature control system and method are provided for automated temperature control according to a programmed protocol. In one aspect, at least one programmed protocol may be established for each of a plurality of patient thermal therapy phases. In turn, the temperature of a thermal exchange medium may be controlled, based at least in part, upon the programmed protocol, during each of the phases. In another aspect, a plurality of programmed protocols may be established, wherein a selected one of the protocols (e.g. selected by a user at a user interface) may be utilized for automated temperature control during patient thermal therapy. The protocol(s) may include a target patient temperature and/or a set duration for one or more of the phase of thermal therapy. Further, the protocol(s) may be user-definable and modifiable during therapy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Medivance Incorporated
    Inventors: Gary A. Carson, Gary Gruszecki, Robert Proctor
  • Patent number: 10076112
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to systems, methods, and devices for ex vivo organ care. More particularly, in various embodiments, the invention relates to caring for a liver ex vivo at physiologic or near-physiologic conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: TRANSMEDIC, INC.
    Inventors: Waleed H. Hassanein, Tamer I. Khayal, Ahmed Elbetanony, Jeff Barnes, Greg Ritchie, Richard Bringham, Mark Anderson, John Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10045880
    Abstract: The cooling system for patients with fever is a mechanical, fluid-based system for cooling patients suffering from fever. The cooling system for patients with fever includes a reservoir for containing a cooling fluid, which is maintained at a desired temperature. A temperature sensor is received in the reservoir. The temperature sensor is immersed in the cooling fluid for measuring the temperature thereof. A chiller is also received in the reservoir for selectively cooling the cooling fluid when the temperature thereof, measured by the temperature sensor, is above a pre-set temperature threshold. The reservoir communicates with a cooling pad, which is formed from a padded layer having at least one channel embedded therein. At least one pump and tubing is provided for circulating the cooling fluid through the reservoir and the cooling pad. In use, the cooling pad is applied to the skin of a patient with a fever.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: KUWAIT UNIVERSITY
    Inventor: Bader Shafaqa Al-Anzi
  • Patent number: 10045881
    Abstract: A catheter includes a working fluid supply path communicating with a source of working fluid. The catheter also includes a working fluid return path communicating with the working fluid supply path to return working fluid from the supply path to the source of working fluid. At least one of the paths is contained in a distal heat exchange region of the catheter, where the distal heat exchange region includes first and second helical paths and is made of a shape memory material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Zoll Circulation, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard A. Helkowski, Jeremy T. Dabrowiak, Venkata Vishnu Gurukula, Alex L. Lim
  • Patent number: 9993366
    Abstract: An in-ear stimulator for administering thermal stimulation to the ear canal of a subject includes (a) an earpiece configured to be insertable into the ear canal of said subject, the earpiece having an outer surface and an internal cavity formed therein, the internal cavity having an inner surface; and (b) at least one thermoelectric device thermally coupled to the earpiece internal cavity inner surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: SCION NEUROSIM, LLC
    Inventors: Lanty L. Smith, Lesco L. Rogers
  • Patent number: 9943437
    Abstract: A controlled temperature therapy system has a pump, a reservoir, and a therapy component. The reservoir has an inlet in communication with the therapy component and an outlet in communication with the pump. The reservoir may also include a baffle adjacent the outlet. The inlet may be a moveable inlet, a nozzle or include a flow directing surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: CoolSystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark H. Lowe, Krister Bowman, Joseph Metro
  • Patent number: 9918502
    Abstract: A conditioning garment has an array of tubes (11) for passing heated/cooled fluid to heat/cool a wearer of the garment. The array of tubes (11) terminate at a connector (16) for connection to a source of heated/cooled liquid. The connector (16) comprises a male part (15) and a female part (17) with a releasable latch (22, 34, 40) acting between the male and female parts (15, 17) to hold the male part (15) in engagement with the female part (17). The releasable latch includes a release member (40) moveable in a rectilinear path away from the connector (16) to release the latch and allow separation of the male part (15) from the female part (17). The male and female parts (15, 17) are self-sealing on disengagement. This allows for automatic separation of the male and female parts (15, 17) in an emergency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: SURVITEC GROUP LIMITED
    Inventors: Alan Paul Oliver, Brendan Patrick Smith
  • Patent number: 9762691
    Abstract: In a system with a policy server, a first device able to communicate with the policy server and a second device able to communicate with the first device and unable to communicate with the policy server, the first device is to act as a policy proxy. The policy server may push to the first device a policy for the second device, and the first device may push the policy to the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Michael Kenneth Brown, Neil Patrick Adams, Herbert Anthony Little
  • Patent number: 9744071
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and device for non-invasive anatomical and systemic cooling, fluid removal and/or energy removal. The present invention provides for removal of fluid and cooling of various bodily fluid-containing spaces or surfaces, such as mucus-containing spaces or surfaces via delivery of a dry fluid not including a coolant into or upon the mucus-containing space or surface. Exposure of mucus to the dry fluid yields evaporation of body fluid, removal of energy, cooling of the anatomical feature, and systemic cooling. Therefore, therapeutic hypothermia may be achieved for neuroprotection of various organs after ischemic insult, like the brain after cardiac arrest. Similarly, excess fluid removal is achievable for treatment of cardiogenic shock or other conditions that cause significant fluid build-up, especially in cases of compromised renal function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Tandri Harikrishna, Menekhem Muz Zviman
  • Patent number: 9724230
    Abstract: Dry eye treatment apparatus and methods are described herein which generally includes a patch or strip affixed to the skin of the upper and/or lower eyelids to deliver heat or other forms of energy, pressure, drugs, moisture, etc. (alone or in combination) to the one or more meibomian glands contained within the underlying skin. The treatment strip or strips include one or more strips configured to adhere to an underlying region of skin in proximity to one or both eyes of a subject such that the one or more strips allow for the subject to blink naturally without restriction from the one or more strips. Moreover, the one or more strips may be configured to emit energy to the underlying region of skin and where the one or more strips are shaped to follow a location of one or more meibomiam glands contained within the underlying region of skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Sight Sciences, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Badawi
  • Patent number: 9693891
    Abstract: Structures and protocols are presented for supporting a medical or veterinary patient with therapeutically significant normothermia and other practical advantages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Pintler Medical, LLC
    Inventors: Maribeth MacIntyre-Ellis, Kent D Ellis, Thomas Shurr
  • Patent number: 9687386
    Abstract: A medical pad has multiple layers. A first layer is for containing a first thermal-exchange fluid circulatable therethrough, with the medical pad being operable for thermal exchange between the first thermal-exchange fluid and a patient through a first side of the first layer. A second layer of the medical pad is interconnected to a second side of the first layer, opposite to the first side of the first layer. The second layer encloses a second thermal-exchange fluid that may have a freezing point of 0° C. or less. The medical pad is operable for thermal exchange between the second thermal-exchange fluid and the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Medivance Incorporated
    Inventor: Gary A. Carson
  • Patent number: 9662510
    Abstract: The invention provides methods and apparatus for the treatment of dermatological conditions, including, for example, viral infections, microbial infections, cancers, dermatological conditions and particularly infections of the skin caused by human papillomavirus (HPV).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Emblation Limited
    Inventors: Gary Beale, Eamon McErlean
  • Patent number: 9649220
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods for use in the selective disruption of lipid-rich cells by controlled cooling. The present invention further relates to a device for use in carrying out the methods for selective disruption of lipid-rich cells by controlled cooling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: The General Hospital Corporation
    Inventors: Richard Rox Anderson, Dieter Manstein
  • Patent number: 9622904
    Abstract: A therapeutic collar comprising an elongate body made from a flexible material for extending around at least a portion of the neck of a patient. The body has a length approximating the circumference of the neck, two thermoelectric devices for overlying two carotid arteries in the neck and two thermoelectric devices for overlying of two vertebral arteries in the neck when the elongate body is secured around the neck of the patient. At least one cooling tube is carried by the elongate body and extends in the vicinity of each of the thermoelectric devices for removing heat from the thermoelectric devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Neuron Guard S.r.l.
    Inventor: Enrico Giuliani
  • Patent number: 9610039
    Abstract: A hand-held neuroscreening device includes an elongate handle having a first end, a second end, and longitudinal axis extending therethrough between the first end and the second end. A head portion is fixedly attached to the first end of the handle. The head portion has a longitudinal axis, a fixed temperature surface extending in a first plane oblique to the head portion longitudinal axis, and a variable temperature surface extending in a second plane oblique to the first plane. A method of using the device is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Prosenex, LLC
    Inventors: Boris Golosarsky, James Bernhard, Michael Brown, Craig E. Norton, Matthew G. Rouleau
  • Patent number: 9566187
    Abstract: A cold therapy system including a cooling bath; a therapy pad in fluid communication with the cooling bath; a pump positioned and arranged to pump water from the cooling bath to the therapy pad and back to the cooling bath; and a control unit controlling the pump, the control unit programmed to operate the pump according to a cycle in which the pump is operated at less than maximum to cause the therapy pad temperature to be raised and to conserve a cooling resource within the cooling bath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Breg, Inc.
    Inventors: Howard Edelman, Scott Ganaja, Irving M D Hu, Mani Razaghi Kashani, Carey Lee, Matt Vargas
  • Patent number: 9566185
    Abstract: A patient temperature control system and method are provided for automated temperature control according to a programmed protocol. In one aspect, at least one programmed protocol may be established for each of a plurality of patient thermal therapy phases. In turn, the temperature of a thermal exchange medium may be controlled, based at least in part, upon the programmed protocol, during each of the phases. In another aspect, a plurality of programmed protocols may be established, wherein a selected one of the protocols (e.g. selected by a user at a user interface) may be utilized for automated temperature control during patient thermal therapy. The protocol(s) may include a target patient temperature and/or a set duration for one or more of the phase of thermal therapy. Further, the protocol(s) may be user-definable and modifiable during therapy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Medivance Incorporated
    Inventors: Gary A. Carson, Gary Gruszecki, Robert Proctor
  • Patent number: 9531828
    Abstract: In a system with a policy server, a first device able to communicate with the policy server and a second device able to communicate with the first device and unable to communicate with the policy server, the first device is to act as a policy proxy. The policy server may push to the first device a policy for the second device, and the first device may push the policy to the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: BLACKBERRY LIMITED
    Inventors: Michael Kenneth Brown, Neil Patrick Adams, Herbert Anthony Little
  • Patent number: 9492314
    Abstract: A system for altering or maintaining temperatures of objects having a heating/cooling unit having at least one primary fluid line for circulating a heating fluid, a cooling fluid or both through at least one pad in fluid communication with the heating/cooling unit. The heating/cooling unit may accommodate any number of primary fluid lines to correspond to the number of pads utilized or the heating/cooling unit may include at least one flow divider manifold in fluid communication with a primary fluid supply line for channeling a fluid through a plurality of pads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Trailerlogic, LLC
    Inventor: Michael P. Richardson
  • Patent number: 9486354
    Abstract: A cervical collar that facilitates therapeutic hypothermia is provided and includes an outer shell having a front portion and a back portion fixedly coupled to the front portion on one side and removably coupled to the front portion on an opposite side. A fastening device removably couples the back portion to the front portion on the opposite side. At least one cooling device is provided on an interior of the outer shell to induce hypothermia in a patient. A sensor is provided that measures a physical characteristic of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: NEURORESCUE, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Michael Maher, Michael Paloian
  • Patent number: 9468194
    Abstract: According to the invention, a system for stimulating eating by an animal is disclosed. The system may include a primary unit and a secondary unit. The primary unit may be configured to be at least partially supported by a rear portion of the animal's spine. The secondary unit may be coupled with the primary unit and configured to be coupled with a top dorsal portion of the animal's tail. The primary unit may include a first power supply, a processor powered by the first power supply, a second power supply, and a speaker powered by the second power supply and controlled by the processor. The secondary unit may include a vibration generation device powered by the second power supply and controlled by the processor, and a pressure generation device powered by the second power supply and controlled by the processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Inventors: Robert Barcik, John Barcik
  • Patent number: 9433527
    Abstract: A compressive patient warming device is provided. The device includes an elastic inner layer that conforms snugly to a shape of an appendage of a patient so that the inner layer wraps around and substantially contacts most of an underlying surface area of the appendage. An outer layer is attached to and covers the inner layer to form a space that holds a heat transfer medium between the inner layer and the outer layer while the inner layer is wrapped around the appendage. The outer layer may be a rigid layer, and a predetermined compressive load may be applied to the outer layer to encourage blood flow in the appendage. A source of heat may be applied to the device to maintain normothermia and/or treat hypothermia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: CareFusion 2200, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher M. Varga, Michael McMahon, Thomas Dillingham, James Chan, Todd Schmaltz, Noah Meade, Jennifer Raeder-Devens
  • Patent number: 9433525
    Abstract: A sequential compression and temperature therapy blanket with a plurality of air chambers is disclosed. The air chambers are filled and released by a valve assembly that may be separate from or integrated within the blanket. The temperature therapy blanket includes a fluid bladder for delivering hot and/or cold therapy to a patient. The temperature therapy blanket may also include an air bladder for providing compression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: ThermoTek, Inc.
    Inventors: Overton L. Parish, Niran Balachandran, Tony Quisenberry, Clark R. Havis
  • Patent number: 9415236
    Abstract: An apparatus for cosmetic RF skin treatment where the RF energy supply is isolated from the patient treated, such that in course of treatment no undesired current flows through the subject body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Syneron Medical Ltd.
    Inventors: Yossef Ori Adanny, Genady Nahshon, Baruch Levine, Avner Rosenberg
  • Patent number: 9402763
    Abstract: A cold therapy system includes (i) a cooling bath structured to chill and hold chilled water; (ii) a pump positioned and arranged to pump the chilled water; (iii) a to-pad line positioned and arranged to hold chilled water pumped by the pump from the cooling bath; (iv) a from-pad line positioned and arranged to hold water returning to the cooling bath; and (v) a therapy pad in fluid communication with the to- and from-pad lines, the therapy pad including a patient-contacting chamber that is in heat exchange communication with a chilled-water chamber residing outside of the patient-contacting chamber when the therapy pad is donned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Breg, Inc.
    Inventor: Gary R. Bledsoe
  • Patent number: 9393150
    Abstract: A combination underbody and overbody blanket has first and second portions sandwiching a middle portion. The first portion may be shorter than the second portion. At least one air inlet is provided at the middle portion to allow air to be input into the blanket. The blanket is configured in the shape of a poncho, with the first portion covering the front torso of the patient and the second portion covering the back of the patient. A tearable seal is provided at the first portion that allows the first portion to be separated into two halves to expose the front upper torso of the patient and/or to facilitate the placement of the middle portion about the neck and onto the shoulders of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: SMITH MEDICAL ASD, INC.
    Inventors: Rachel Starr, Alan Stec
  • Patent number: 9384947
    Abstract: A cold plasma mask application device for delivery of a cold plasma to the face of a patient. An appropriate gas is introduced into a gas containment area that is energized by one or more electrodes that receive energy from a pulsed source. The plasma can be prevented from contact with the patient's face, or can be allowed to make contact with the patient's face at the appropriate treatment area. A three-layer approach to the manufacture of the cold plasma mask application device is also described. Such a device and method can be used to treat acne as well as complex facial wounds such as those resulting from trauma, melanoma, and other cancers of the face, rosacea, and psoriasis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Plasmology4, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory A. Watson, Robert M. Hummel, Marc C. Jacofsky, David J. Jacofsky
  • Patent number: 9345615
    Abstract: An inflatable convective pad for warming a person during surgery has two ends, two sides, and at least two openings, each located in an area of the pad between the two ends and between a respective side and the center of the pad. The openings, which may be in the form of slits, allow the threading of a sheet or the person's arms through the pad to restrain the arms during surgery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Thomas P. Anderson, Mark J. Scott
  • Patent number: 9339412
    Abstract: The present application relates to methods for maintaining core body temperature in a subject. Heat is applied to peripheral thermoregulatory control tissue of the subject to increase or maintain perfusion of blood in glabrous tissue of the subject, and a warming stimulus is applied to the glabrous tissue. The application of heat to the peripheral thermoregulatory control tissue occurs discretely and simultaneously with application of the warming stimulus to the glabrous tissue, without application of a heating device or a warming device to tissue other than the tissue subjected to the applied heat or to the applied warming stimulus, thereby maintaining the core body temperature of the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Board of Regents, The University of Texas System
    Inventors: Kenneth R. Diller, Daniel W. Hensley
  • Patent number: 9314368
    Abstract: Home-use applicators for non-invasively removing heat from subcutaneous, lipid-rich cells via phase change coolants, and associated devices, systems and methods. A device in accordance with a particular embodiment includes an applicator releasably positionable in thermal communication with human skin, and a coolant vessel having a coolant. The device further includes a heat transfer conduit operatively coupled to the applicator and housing a heat transfer fluid that is isolated from fluid contact with the coolant. A heat exchanger is operatively coupled between the coolant vessel and the heat transfer conduit to transfer heat between the heat transfer fluid and the coolant, and a fluid driver is operatively coupled to the heat transfer conduit to direct the heat transfer fluid between the applicator and the heat exchanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Zeltiq Aesthetics, Inc.
    Inventors: John W. Allison, Mitchell E. Levinson, Jesse N. Rosen
  • Patent number: 9314293
    Abstract: A segmented RF electrode with one central segment delivering the treatment energy and at least one peripheral segment arranged around the perimeter of the central segment and a temperature control element communicating with the peripheral segment. The electrode is incorporated into an applicator for aesthetic and other skin treatments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: SYNERON MEDICAL LTD
    Inventor: Avner Rosenberg
  • Patent number: 9314370
    Abstract: A patient temperature control catheter includes working fluid supply and return lumens through which working fluid circulates to exchange heat with a patient in whom the catheter is positioned. At least one lumen is defined by plural coils axially spaced from each other. At least a first coil is a large coil that inflates with working fluid to seat against a wall of a blood vessel in which the catheter is positioned, with blood flowing through the coil so as not to block blood flow in the vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Zoll Circulation, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy T. Dabrowiak, Alex L. Lim, Venkata Vishnu Gurukula, Richard A. Helkowski