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Inventor:
Jones; Thomas C.
Address:
Columbia, MD
No. of patents:
21
Patents:












Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
7674223 Door latching mechanism for infant care apparatus March 9, 2010
An infant care apparatus having a door latching mechanism that provides a positive latching of a door to the hood of the apparatus. The mechanism has a door latching assembly that is affixed to the door and which is latched to a floating catch housing that is affixed to the hood in a
6712799 Disposable water seal for thoracic regulators March 30, 2004
A thoracic drainage system for removing liquid from the thoracic cavity of a patient. The system includes a reusable thoracic vacuum regulator and a standard disposable collection container. A disposable water seal chamber is also provided that can be disposed of after each patient and i
6623463 Push to set vacuum system September 23, 2003
A vacuum system for applying vacuum to the body cavity of a patient where a flow switch is provided that is located upstream of a vacuum regulator that can be adjusted to establish the level of vacuum desired to be applied to the patient. The flow switch provides an easy device for the
6585636 Heater door mechanism for infant warming apparatus July 1, 2003
An infant warming apparatus that functions both as an infant incubator as well as an infant warmer. The apparatus has a heater that moves vertically with respect to an infant support during the change in function between an infant incubator and an infant warmer. The heater also has a doo
6471634 Infant care apparatus with bidirectional sliding drawer October 29, 2002
An infant care apparatus is provided that includes an infant support for underlying the infant. A drawer is provided beneath the infant support and which has a center position where it is generally aligned with the infant support and which is movable bidirectionally from that center posi
6457196 Rotating infant mattress October 1, 2002
An infant care apparatus such as an incubator or infant warmer having a mattress for supporting the infant on an infant platform that can, at times, by fully rotated 360 degrees to obtain full access to the infant. In the incubator, a translation platform can be slid into and out of the
6245010 Radiant heater for infant warmers June 12, 2001
An infant care center or infant care warmer having as it source of heat, a radiant heater that includes a reflector in the shape of a quadratic surface of revolution consisting of a paraboloid, an ellipsoid or a hyperboloid. The shape allows the heater to be positioned at the head of
6231499 Lift mechanism for infant care apparatus canopy May 15, 2001
An infant care apparatus that has a canopy that can be moved vertically with respect to an infant pedestal on which the infant is positioned. In the preferred embodiment, the canopy contain a radiant heater that can be moved from a lower position enclosing the infant in an infant compart
6224539 Heater door mechanism for infant warming apparatus May 1, 2001
An infant warming apparatus that functions both as an infant incubator as well as an infant warmer. The apparatus has a heater that moves vertically with respect to an infant support during the change in function between an infant incubator and infant warmer. A powered motive system, suc
6155970 Rotating infant mattress December 5, 2000
An infant care apparatus such as an incubator or infant warmer having a mattress for supporting the infant on an infant platform that can, at times, by fully rotated 360 degrees to obtain full access to the infant. In the incubator, a translation platform can be slid into and out of the
6074340 Incubator mattress tray with warming function June 13, 2000
An incubator having a mattress tray that underlies and supports an infant. The mattress tray is movable from a first position where it is entirely within the controlled atmosphere of the infant compartment to a second position outside that infant compartment and when moved to the second
6063020 Heater door safety interlock for infant warming apparatus May 16, 2000
An infant warming apparatus that functions both as an infant incubator as well as an infant warmer. The apparatus has a heater that moves vertically with respect to an infant support during the change in function between an infant incubator and infant warmer. A powered motive system, suc
6013022 Tilt mechanism for infant care apparatus January 11, 2000
An infant care apparatus that has a infant bed tilt mechanism that can be accessed by the user in close proximity to the infant mattress and at the mattress level. When the infant care apparatus is an infant incubator, the tilt mechanism is operable internal of the infant compartment. Th
5924985 Patient probe disconnect alarm July 20, 1999
A patient probe disconnect alarm where the patient probe is provided with a vacuum that is formed in a chamber between the patient probe and the skin of the infant. The level of vacuum is monitored within the chamber and whenever the level of vacuum lessens beyond a predetermined vacuum
5810709 Magnetic door seal infant incubator September 22, 1998
An infant incubator having a base and a hood positioned atop of the base to form an infant compartment therebetween. The hood has a front access door that is hinged so as to move between an open and a closed position. The edge of the door opposite the hinged part has a magnetic strip tha
5539854 Heat controlled humidifier for infant incubator July 23, 1996
A heated humidifier for an infant incubator wherein the flow of air through the humidifier that picks up water vapor from the surface of the water is controlled in response to the temperature of the heater used to heat the water. In the preferred embodiment, the heater is an active heate
5531663 Incubator mattress tilt mechanism July 2, 1996
An infant incubator tilt mechanism is disclosed that allows infinite adjustment of the tilt angle of the infant mattress within certain limits. The mechanism includes a bent rod positioned within the infant incubator itself and underlying the infant bed and which has an offset portion th
5370357 Needle valve with deformable seal December 6, 1994
A needle valve including a deformable seal positioned between the distal end of the needle and a hard, mechanical seat between the needle and the valve housing. The deformable seal is able to seal around the movable needle but is protected from serious deformation by the hard mechanical
5351557 Rotary flowmeter with varying area channel October 4, 1994
A rotary type of flowmeter having an orifice directing the flow toward a moveable needle. The needle moves within a channel that has a varying cross-sectional area in a plane transverse to the needle movement such that the effect of the velocity of the fluid impinging on the needle to
5267585 Elastomeric flow control valve December 7, 1993
A flow control valve is disclosed wherein a deformable elastomeric element is positioned at least partially within the flow path of a fluid passing between an inlet and an outlet. By deforming the elastomeric element, the cross-section of the flow path of the fluid is changed, thereby
5253536 Rotary flowmeter with variable inlet October 19, 1993
A rotary type flowmeter having a variable orifice through which the flow to be measured is directed toward a rotatable needle. A preload is also applied and which may be varied as desired. By the use of the variable orifice and with the preload, the same flowmeter may be used for differi










 
 
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