Patents Assigned to Clintec Nutrition Company
  • Patent number: 5840757
    Abstract: A lipid emulsion suitable for use as a parenteral or enteral foodstuff, wherein the lipid phase is a mixture of long-chain fatty acids in which 15 to 45% of the total fatty acids are essential fatty acids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 1991
    Date of Patent: November 24, 1998
    Assignee: Clintec Nutrition Company
    Inventor: Guy Dutot
  • Patent number: 5760020
    Abstract: A lipid emulsion is provided comprising water, an emulsifier, and a glyceride oil component. The weight ratio of the emulsifier to glyceride oil is approximately 0.04 to about 0.01. It has been found that intravenous lipid emulsions having a weight ratio of emulsifier to glyceride oil of approximately 0.04 to about 0.01 are more rapidly metabolically utilized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 2, 1998
    Assignee: Clintec Nutrition Company
    Inventor: Richard Cotter
  • Patent number: 5626172
    Abstract: The present invention provides an improved transfer set for use in an automated compounding device. The transfer set comprises a plurality of fluid conduits, each fluid conduit including a first section and a second section, the first and second sections being coupled together in fluid communication by a coupler. A housing is provided for receiving at least a portion of the fluid conduits and the coupler. The housing defines separate channels for receiving a portion of the second section of each fluid conduit. The channels extend for a sufficient distance so that at least substantially an entire length of the second section that is located in the housing is located in a channel thereby securing the fluid conduits in place in the housing. An improved method for making a transfer set is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 6, 1997
    Assignee: Clintec Nutrition Company
    Inventors: William L. Schumacher, Edward G. Oilschlager, Thomas R. Lillegard, Arnold C. Bilstad, Robert E. Lewis, Sidney T. Smith
  • Patent number: 5577369
    Abstract: A container capable of containing components of a mixture in chambers separated by a peelable seal constructed from a multi-layer film. The multi-layer film has at least one layer of a RF-responsive material and an interior layer of non-RF responsive material. When the layers are subjected to RF energy, the RF-responsive layer heats the interior layers resulting in a bond in the form of a peelable seal between the interior layers. The peelable seal is capable of withstanding external pressures to the container, such as from dropping the container. The seal may be selectively opened to allow mixture of components contained therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 26, 1996
    Assignee: Clintec Nutrition Company
    Inventors: Michael Becker, Jim Chase, Christopher Papa, Jeff Jones
  • Patent number: 5571783
    Abstract: A composition is provided that provides a nutritionally complete, calorically-dense formulation suitable for use as a supplement or total enteral feeding. The composition is specifically tailored to meet the requirements of hepatic patients in need of nutritional support. In contrast to current hepatic formulas, the composition is ready-to-use and does not require reconstitution and admixing. The ready-to-use formula contains a protein source that contains at least 25% of its total protein content as free crystalline amino acids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 5, 1996
    Assignee: Clintec Nutrition Company
    Inventors: Dirk H. Montagne, Ahmad R. Kamarei, Guy Vaussard, Eric Leopold, Susan Trimbo
  • Patent number: 5569222
    Abstract: An adapter is providing for connecting a fluid source to any one of a variety of tubes having variously sized access ports. The adapter has a body having a channel extending between two ends thereof. Along an exterior of the body, increased diameter sections are provided. Some of the increased diameter sections are tapered forming barbs around the periphery of the adapter. A method is further provided for connecting a fluid source to a variety of variously sized tubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 29, 1996
    Assignee: Clintec Nutrition Company
    Inventors: Ronald Haselhorst, Tom Lillegard
  • Patent number: 5470839
    Abstract: A composition and method for providing nutrition, or a nutritional supplement, to a diabetic patient. Pursuant to the present invention, a low carbohydrate, high fat enteral formulation is provided. The fat comprises, in part, medium chain triglycerides (MCTs). Preferably, the composition includes a high percent of mono-unsaturated fats, high amylose starch, and soluble dietary fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 28, 1995
    Assignee: Clintec Nutrition Company
    Inventors: Philip Laughlin, John Alexander, A. Reza Kamarei, Robert P. Dobbie, Paul Lin, Shen-Youn Chang, Sekhar Reddy, Etienne Grasset, Christian Melin
  • Patent number: 5461037
    Abstract: A lipid emulsion is provided comprising water, an emulsifier, and a glyceride oil component. The weight ratio of the emulsifier to glyceride oil is approximately 0.04 to about 0.01. It has been found that intravenous lipid emulsions having a weight ratio of emulsifier to glyceride oil of approximately 0.04 to about 0.01 are more rapidly metabolically utilized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 24, 1995
    Assignee: Clintec Nutrition Company
    Inventor: Richard Cotter
  • Patent number: 5405835
    Abstract: A composition intended for use in dietetics, reanimation and therapeutics is provided. The composition includes lactoserum minipeptides, casein minipeptides, and casein minipeptides without phosphopeptides. The selected minipeptides are present in an amount sufficient to assure a proper balance between a level of sulfur-containing amino acids and a level of phosphorus bound to proteins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 11, 1995
    Assignee: Clintec Nutrition Company
    Inventor: Francois Mendy
  • Patent number: 5335846
    Abstract: A shipping container for transporting at least one product within compartments of the container. The container has a shell defining an interior body and at least one compartment therein. The compartment has a plurality of zones defined by walls abutting at least one outer surface of each compartment. In an embodiment, compartments further include legs projecting from at least one of its surfaces to project between zones or between a zone and the shell of the container. Due to the structure of the compartments within the container, products contained within the compartments are less susceptible to damage since the zones and the shell absorb external impacts prior to impacting the products within the compartments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 9, 1994
    Assignee: Clintec Nutrition Company
    Inventors: Sidney T. Smith, James Chase, Jeffrey R. Sonderman
  • Patent number: 5306724
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for treating atherosclerosis. The method includes the step of administering to a patient having atherosclerosis, a noncysteine, non-thiol composition that will stimulate the intracellular synthesis of glutathione. In an embodiment, the non-cysteine, non-thiol composition is L-2-oxothiazolidine-4-carboxylate. In an embodiment of the present invention, the present invention provides a method for preventing atherosclerotic lesions in a patient at risk of same. Furthermore, the present invention provides a method for preventing re-stenosis in a patient undergoing an invasive procedure to treat atherosclerosis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 1992
    Date of Patent: April 26, 1994
    Assignee: Clintec Nutrition Company
    Inventor: Dennis I. Goldberg
  • Patent number: 5292723
    Abstract: Novel liquid nutritional compositions comprising a lipid fraction, a protein fraction and a specific combination of glucides useful as dietetics and therapeutics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 8, 1994
    Assignee: Clintec Nutrition Company
    Inventors: Francis Audry, Daniel Evard, Etienne Grasset, Veronique Jaussan
  • Patent number: 5209347
    Abstract: A W-shaped frangible seal line separating at least two chambers in a container or securing together two sheets of material. Outer legs of the W-shape preferably describe an angle of 170.degree. or less. Inner legs of the W-shape preferably describe an upside down chevron or V-shape that describes an acute angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 11, 1993
    Assignee: Clintec Nutrition Company
    Inventors: Eugene Fabisiewicz, Jack Fagan, Steffen A. Lyons
  • Patent number: 5125919
    Abstract: A wedge-shaped access port for a flexible container is described. The flexible container is formed of at least one or more sheets of material which are sealed together about the edges to form a cavity. The wedge-shaped port is sealed to the container so that a base of the wedge is exterior to the cavity and a thin edge of the wedge is located inside the cavity. An orifice in the port provides a passageway from the base of the wedge to the cavity. The wedge shape of the port allows sealing of the port to container with minimal stress or thinning of material at the seal between the port and the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1992
    Assignee: Clintec Nutrition Company
    Inventors: Robert A. Miller, R. Daniel Webster, Bradley H. Buchanan
  • Patent number: 5056568
    Abstract: A method for transferring fluids from multiple source containers to a single receiving container wherein fluid is transferred from a source container to a transfer chamber under the influence of a differential pressure and under the control of an occlusion force between the source container and the transfer chamber; the amount of fluid in the transfer chamber is confirmed; and, subsequently, the fluid is transferred from the transfer chamber to the receiving container under the influence of a differential pressure and under the control of an occlusion force between the transfer chamber and the receiving container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 15, 1991
    Assignee: Clintec Nutrition Company
    Inventors: Aleandro DiGianfilippo, James R. Hitchcock, Robert E. Lewis, Randall A. Zielsdorf, James P. Vos, Rudolph Starai, Michael J. Becker, Donald W. Warner, Leon Huang
  • Patent number: 4967811
    Abstract: A device is described for accurately transferring multiple individual fluids from multiple source containers into a single receiving container. Fluid flows from the multiple source containers through individual fluid conduits to a chamber having a single fluid outlet conduit. The fluid outlet conduit is in fluid communication with a single receiving container. A pressure conduit is in communication with the chamber for alternately creating positive and negative pressures in the chamber to cause fluid to flow from the individual source containers into the chamber, and to cause fluid to flow from the chamber into the receiving container in response to commands from a control means in the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 1988
    Date of Patent: November 6, 1990
    Assignee: Clintec Nutrition Company
    Inventors: Aleandro DiGianfilippo, James R. Hitchcock, Robert E. Lewis, Randall A. Zielsdorf, James P. Vos, Rudolph Starai, Michael J. Becker, Donald W. Warner, Leon Huang