Patents Assigned to Hollister Incorporated
  • Patent number: 11116891
    Abstract: A trans-anal irrigation (TAI) system adapted for self-use includes an irrigation head supplied with water from a reservoir by a pump or by gravity feed. The irrigation head has either internal or external structures for releasably retaining the head in a user's rectum during the water flow portion of a TAI process. A guide member arm may be provided for manipulating the irrigation head for both insertion and removal. The irrigation head is reliably attached to the guide member arm. The guide member arm may include an integral manual pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Hollister Incorporated
    Inventors: Adam J. Foley, Stephen Collum, David Hannon
  • Patent number: 11103676
    Abstract: A package for a medical device such as an intermittent catheter has a case which is closed at one end and open at the other end. A cap is connected to the case by a hinge to permit selectable movement of the cap between an open position, wherein access is provided to the open end of the case, and a closed position, wherein the cap prevents access to the open end of the case. A seal is connected to one of the cap and case. The seal is engageable with the other of the cap and case when the cap is closed to form a barrier that maintains a sterile environment inside the package. The seal can be repeatedly made and broken whenever the user closes or opens the cap, respectively. The case includes a pair of slots at the open end. A pair of latches are formed in the cap. The latches fit into the slots to prevent lateral forces from distorting the cap when the cap is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Hollister Incorporated
    Inventors: Martin McMenamin, Daniel E. O'Brien, Vincent Naughton, Joseph N. Hanley, David A. Knauz, Martin P. Creaven, Stephen Collum, Jeanne E. Lee, Siobhan Duffy, Marine Veronique Germaine Richard, Eugene Canavan, Scott J. Pupino, Kieran J. McFadden, Claire O'Grady, Daniel A. March
  • Patent number: 11090185
    Abstract: An ostomy appliance includes a dual-chamber pouch, which can continuously drain liquids from body waste, while collecting solids in the pouch. The ostomy appliance can also include a flat output tap including a lumen, the size of which can be increased by applying pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Hollister Incorporated
    Inventors: Brock Edward Masters, Paul Charles Fletter, Mark W. Jockel, Jeremy Robert Quint
  • Publication number: 20210228399
    Abstract: An ostomy pouch includes an outer wall (12) having an inlet opening (24) and a filter (20), the outer wall defining an interior volume (14), an internal wall structure (16) disposed within the interior volume, a one-way valve (22) connected to the internal wall structure, and a path (18) formed by the internal wall structure, the path having an opening (28) at one end and the one-way valve at another end, wherein the filter is positioned within the path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicant: Hollister Incorporated
    Inventors: William GIVENS, Adel M. SADIK
  • Patent number: 11065144
    Abstract: An ostomy pouch includes a collection pouch having a first side wall and a second side wall connected to one another along a periphery, the collection pouch having a collection cavity defined between the first and second side walls, an outlet connected to and extending from the collection pouch, the outlet defining an internal passageway connected to the collection cavity, the outlet having a coupling element, and a drainage adapter configured to engage the coupling element so as to be coupled to the outlet. The outlet is foldable to a closed condition to close the collection pouch and unfoldable to an open condition to drain the collection pouch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Hollister Incorporated
    Inventors: Kenneth Nielsen, Jan Torstensen, Christen Grum-Schwensen, Mette Dybendal Maack, Sussie Richmann, Jan Wohlgemuth, Peter Moller-Jensen, Ole Skjodt
  • Patent number: 11020561
    Abstract: A package for a medical device such as an intermittent catheter has a case and a cap connected by threads. The case includes a hollow tube which is closed at one end and open at the other. A shoulder is formed near one end of the case. Above the shoulder is a cylindrical ferrule that includes external threads. The cap has internal threads selectably engageable with the threads on the ferrule to form a liquid-tight seal between the cap and case when the cap is installed on the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Hollister Incorporated
    Inventors: Daniel E. O'Brien, Vincent Naughton, Martin McMenamin, Joseph N. Hanley, David A. Knauz, Martin P. Creaven, Stephen Collum, Jeanne E. Lee, Siobhan Duffy, Marine Veronique Germaine Richard, Eugene Canavan, Daniel A. March
  • Patent number: 11000400
    Abstract: A drainable ostomy pouch (10) includes a collection pouch (12) having a collection cavity (20), a retractable outlet (14) movable between a first position retracted substantially into the collection cavity and a second position extending outwardly from the collection cavity, a discharge opening (30) formed at a distal end of the retractable outlet and a closure (22) configured to selectively allow or prevent discharge of a waste material from the collection cavity or the retractable outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Hollister Incorporated
    Inventors: Christen Grum-Schwensen, Jan Torstensen, Mette Dybendal Maack, Kenneth Nielsen, Sussie Richmann, Jan Wohlgemuth, Peter Moller-Jensen, Ole Skjodt
  • Patent number: 11000671
    Abstract: A catheter has extruded length of tubing and an injection molded tip that facilitates insertion of the catheter into the body. The catheter is fabricated by the steps of providing the tubing, for example, by extruding the tubing from a thermoplastic resin cutting the tubing to the desired length, inserting a plug into the tubing, inserting one end of the tubing into an injection mold cavity, creating and forming a tip in an injection molding step, and demolding the tubing with the formed tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Hollister Incorporated
    Inventor: Thomas H. Gilman
  • Patent number: 10980661
    Abstract: A multilayer film includes an outer foam layer and a gas barrier layer. The multilayer film may also include at least one tie layer and at least one inner layer, and can be configured to have various film layer constructions. For example, the multilayer film can be configured as a five-layer, six-layer, or seven-layer films. The multilayer film can provide unique texture, softness, quietness, gas barrier properties, light weight and low cost per volume. Further, one or more layers of the multilayer film can contain a vinyl-bond rich triblock copolymer to provide sound absorbing properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: HOLLISTER INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Moh-Ching Oliver Chang
  • Patent number: 10980662
    Abstract: An asymmetric multilayer film for an ostomy pouch includes a barrier layer including a first side and a second side. At least one layer is arranged on the first side of the barrier layer, and at least one layer arranged on the second side of the barrier layer, in which the combined thickness of the at least one layer arranged on the first side of the barrier layer is at least two times greater than the combined thickness of the at least one layer arranged on the second side of the barrier layer. The asymmetric multilayer film has a thickness of about 25 ?m to about 50 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Hollister Incorporated
    Inventors: Moh-Ching Oliver Chang, Joel D. Shutt
  • Patent number: 10946172
    Abstract: A catheter assembly includes a catheter at least partially positioned within a sleeve. The catheter has a coating, which produces a low-friction surface on the catheter when treated with an activating fluid. A protective tip is connected to the sleeve and has proximal and distal internal seals, with the proximal seal at the proximal end of the tip or between proximal and distal ends of the protective tip. A cap of the assembly has a projection, which is removably received within the protective tip for sealing engagement with the proximal and distal seals to define a fluid reservoir within the protective tip. An activating fluid is contained within the fluid reservoir. The projection may be partially hollow to receive a portion of the catheter. The sleeve may be relatively narrow or at least have a narrowed portion for better distribution of activating fluid to the surface of the catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Hollister Incorporated
    Inventors: Padraig M. O'Flynn, James J. Fitzpatrick, Shamsedin Rostami
  • Patent number: 10946120
    Abstract: A catheter having a shaft made from polyvinyl alcohol where in the shaft has a varying stiffness along the length of the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Hollister Incorporated
    Inventor: Horacio Montes de Oca
  • Patent number: D910170
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Hollister Incorporated
    Inventors: Anthony Scalise, Jan Torstensen, Brock E. Masters, Claire O'Grady, Elizabeth M. Starck, Ashish Trivedi, Alexander Nikon, Sara Wegener
  • Patent number: RE48426
    Abstract: A vapor hydrated packaged catheter assembly and method of manufacturing and distributing same includes a gas impermeable package housing a catheter within a catheter-receiving cavity. The catheter assembly has a hydrophilic coating applied to at least a portion of the outer surface of a catheter tube or shaft which may be surrounded by a sleeve to provide a no-touch, sure grip feature. The catheter assembly is disposed within the catheter receiving cavity of the package together with a limited amount of a vapor donating liquid provided as a source of vapor to activate the hydrophilic coating. The amount of vapor donating liquid is less than the amount that would otherwise be sufficient to cause a spill hazard. It may be loose liquid as a desired percentage of the volume of a tube-receiving portion of the catheter receiving cavity of the package, or it may be contained in a liquid sequestering element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Hollister Incorporated
    Inventors: Michael Murray, Thomas H. Gilman, Sean Sweeney, Martin P. Creaven
  • Patent number: D911517
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Hollister Incorporated
    Inventors: Anthony Scalise, Jan Torstensen, Brock E. Masters, Claire O'Grady, Elizabeth M. Starck, Ashish Trivedi, Alexander Nikon, Sara Wegener
  • Patent number: D916880
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Hollister Incorporated
    Inventors: Jerome A. Henry, William K. Arnold, Christina Augustyn, Donald V. Matesi
  • Patent number: D918382
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Hollister Incorporated
    Inventors: Vincent Naughton, Scott J. Pupino
  • Patent number: D918397
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Hollister Incorporated
    Inventor: Christina Augustyn
  • Patent number: D920806
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Hollister Incorporated
    Inventors: Vincent Naughton, Dean W. Hacker
  • Patent number: D923784
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Hollister Incorporated
    Inventors: Scott J. Pupino, Martin P. Creaven, Barbara J. Kearns