Patents Assigned to Aspen Surgical Products, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20200163690
    Abstract: A scalpel handle includes a body defining a first end and a channel therein and an insert defining a blade holder disposed at a first end thereof and positionable within the channel of the body with the blade holder extending outwardly away from the first end of the body. A shield is coupled with the body such that the blade holder is positionable within the shield, and a removal wedge is defined on the body, fixed with respect to the shield, and disposed in a substantially fixed lateral position at least partially aligned with a portion of the blade holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: Aspen Surgical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Georgene Austria, Justine Pringle
  • Patent number: 10299825
    Abstract: A device for the application and storage of a sharps device is disclosed here in with the ability to re-sterilize and reuse this device on multiple occasions. This device enables the user to access and store the blade in a safe manner where the chances of accidental puncture are greatly reduced. The device enables the user to store the sharps blade in the device in such a manner that will allow the user to autoclave or sterilize the storage device and the blade at the same time. The device is designed for multiple uses over a wide range of different blades, such as the myriad of surgical blades and blades used in the hobby and crafts arena using X-Acto knife style of blades. When a singular device is used for the storage, application and re-loading of sharps, the user is more familiar with the operation of the device, which leads to more comfort of the user in dealing with sharps blades.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Aspen Surgical Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Georgene Austria
  • Patent number: 10292729
    Abstract: A surgical scalpel is presented which combines the attributes of cost-effectiveness in design while being ambidextrous and autoclavable. The design of the device affords left handed or right handed medical personnel with the feel, weight and balance of the original metal unguarded scalpel, while maintaining safety through the shielding of the blade during non-use and the ability to dispose of the blade in a safe controlled manner without having to place one's hands near the unguarded sharp. Surgeons of either dexterity are able to learn and operate using similar techniques and instruments heretofore not available to them. No longer must a left handed surgeon be forced into the right handed world to perform surgery. The device is designed to use existing styles of blades currently available without needing costly inventories of specially created blades for the multitude of other such devices on the market.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Aspen Surgical Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Georgene Austria
  • Publication number: 20190117251
    Abstract: A scalpel handle sheath includes a body defining a first end and an arm adjacent the first end, the flexible arm having a first boss extending inwardly therefrom and a second boss extending outwardly from the arm. The scalpel handle sheath also includes a shield coupled with the body and slideable between a retracted position and a removal position. The shield defines an edge applying an inward force on the second boss during movement of the shield from the extended position to the removal position and a removal flange extending within the shield and passing the first end of the body during movement of the shield into the removal position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: Aspen Surgical Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Georgene Austria
  • Publication number: 20190069919
    Abstract: A blade loader is provided herein. The blade loader includes a housing defining a cavity and an insertion opening at one end portion of the cavity. The cavity is configured to accept a blade therein. The housing includes first and second sections. First and second sidewalls extend from the respective first and second sections. The first sidewall is disposed outside the second sidewall. A support extends from the housing and into the cavity configured to interact with an aperture defined by the blade. A rib structure extends into the cavity and defines a channel and a press portion. The press portion is configured to contact a portion of the blade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Applicant: Aspen Surgical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Murray Swoish, Alexander Boelkins
  • Publication number: 20190059619
    Abstract: Disclosed is a self-heating personal covering that includes a first layer and a second layer that is parallel to and opposite of the first layer, and at least a portion of the second layer is fastened to at least a portion of the first layer. The self-heating personal covering also includes at least one heat source positioned between the first layer and the second layer. The at least one heat source is held in a prescribed position by the first layer and the second layer, and includes a material that undergoes an exothermic reaction upon exposure to oxygen. The at least one heat distributing structure is thermally connected to the at least one heat source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Applicant: Aspen Surgical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael S. Hood, Robert J. Lawrence, Joel Tunny, Logan Cobler, Charles A. Lachenbruch
  • Patent number: 10201369
    Abstract: A scalpel handle sheath includes a body defining a first end and an arm adjacent the first end, the flexible arm having a first boss extending inwardly therefrom and a second boss extending outwardly from the arm. The scalpel handle sheath also includes a shield coupled with the body and slideable between a retracted position and a removal position. The shield defines an edge applying an inward force on the second boss during movement of the shield from the extended position to the removal position and a removal flange extending within the shield and passing the first end of the body during movement of the shield into the removal position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Aspen Surgical Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Georgene Austria
  • Publication number: 20180353730
    Abstract: A smoke evacuation tubing assembly includes a base sheet having an adhesive disposed on a top side thereof. An elongate tubing member is operably coupled with a top side of the base sheet and includes a cross-section with first and second opposing rounded sidewalls and first and second generally planar sidewalls disposed between the first and second opposing rounded sidewalls. A plurality of apertures are defined through the first rounded sidewall. A central axis of each aperture is directed downwardly toward the top side of the base sheet. A cover sheet is operably coupled with the top side of the base sheet and is configured to engage the first generally planar sidewall of the elongate tubing member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Applicant: Aspen Surgical Products, Inc.
    Inventor: David Lawrence Bedel
  • Patent number: 10064647
    Abstract: A blade disarmer is provided herein. The blade disarmer includes a base member having an elongated portion, a bottom portion, and first and second walls extending from the elongated portion. A cover member is removably attached to the base member forming a cavity therebetween. The cover member includes a hinge separating a body portion and a tab. A pair of dome-shaped portions is disposed on the tab configured to assist a pair of side surfaces of the tab proximate each respective dome-shaped portion to flex laterally. A closure mechanism is disposed on the first and second walls and configured to maintain the tab in a plurality of positions. First and second protrusions extend into the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Aspen Surgical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Severns, Murray Swoish
  • Publication number: 20170265882
    Abstract: A scalpel handle includes an outer body defining a first end and a cavity therein and an insert defining a blade holder disposed at a first end thereof and positionable within the cavity of the outer body with the blade holder extending outwardly away from the first end of the outer portion. A shield is coupled with the body and positionable around the blade holder, and a removal wedge fixed with respect to the shield and disposed in a substantially fixed lateral position at least partially aligned with a portion of the blade holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicant: Aspen Surgical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Georgene Austria, Justine Pringle
  • Publication number: 20170258485
    Abstract: A scalpel handle sheath includes a body defining a first end and an arm adjacent the first end, the flexible arm having a first boss extending inwardly therefrom and a second boss extending outwardly from the arm. The scalpel handle sheath also includes a shield coupled with the body and slideable between a retracted position and a removal position. The shield defines an edge applying an inward force on the second boss during movement of the shield from the extended position to the removal position and a removal flange extending within the shield and passing the first end of the body during movement of the shield into the removal position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Applicant: Aspen Surgical Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Georgene Austria
  • Patent number: 9693797
    Abstract: A scalpel handle sheath includes a body defining a handle-receiving cavity open to a first end of the body through a narrowed sleeve region, the body further defining a flexible arm adjacent the first end with a first boss extending inwardly therefrom adjacent the sleeve region. The sheath further includes a shield coupled with the body and slideable between a retracted position and a removal position. The shield defines an edge applying an inward force on the flexible arm during movement of the shield from toward the retracted position to the removal position and a removal flange extending within the shield and passing the first end of the body during movement of the shield from the toward retracted position to the removal position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Aspen Surgical Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Georgene Austria
  • Patent number: D800905
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Aspen Surgical Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Georgene Austria
  • Patent number: D808024
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Aspen Surgical Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Nicholas Moore
  • Patent number: D808025
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Aspen Surgical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas Moore, Ryan Severns
  • Patent number: D808026
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Aspen Surgical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas Moore, Ryan Severns
  • Patent number: D813390
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Aspen Surgical Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Georgene Austria
  • Patent number: D831826
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Aspen Surgical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Murray Swoish, Alexander Boelkins
  • Patent number: D854685
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Aspen Surgical Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Georgene Austria
  • Patent number: D856516
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Aspen Surgical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Murray Swoish, Alexander Boelkins