Patents Assigned to Hollister Incorporated
  • Patent number: 11446426
    Abstract: A collapsible liquid reservoir has a flexible side wall having a lower step, a middle step and an upper step. Each of the steps includes a riser segment and a tread segment. The riser and tread segments are pivotably connected to one another at an external hinge. When the step is collapsed its segments define an acute step angle between them of about 23°. When the step is expanded its segments define an obtuse step angle between them of about 115°. The tread of at least one step is pivotably connected to the riser of an adjacent step at an internal hinge. The step segments joined to the internal hinge are symmetrical about a bisector of that hinge. The reservoir has a truncated pyramid shape defined by a generally square base and four trapezoidal side panels joined to one another at corners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Hollister Incorporated
    Inventors: Jerome Anthony Henry, William Kirwan Arnold, Denise Gamblin, Keith Hobert Gausmann, Maitreyee Mittal, Scott Eric Liddle, Anthony Scott Culbreth
  • Patent number: 11432956
    Abstract: A sensor device for identifying an ostomy effluent leak location in an ostomy system includes a stoma opening and electrically conductive circuitry arranged in pattern around the stoma opening. The electrically conductive circuitry includes a first electrode and a second electrode spaced from the first electrode. The first electrode is subdivided by a plurality of resistors spaced along a length of the first electrode. The second electrode extends as a continuous strip of conductive material. The sensor device is configured to detect electrical resistance in the electrically conductive circuit and identify a location of a leak based on the detected electrical resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Hollister Incorporated
    Inventors: Jonas P. Carlsson, Scott E. Liddle, Kyle A. Matthews
  • Patent number: 11406793
    Abstract: A catheter packing assembly that provides directions to the user on the proper procedure for contamination-free use of the catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Hollister Incorporated
    Inventors: Michael G. Murray, Mark Dillon, Patrick E. O'Dowd
  • Patent number: 11406741
    Abstract: A multilayer film for ostomy and bowel management applications includes a barrier layer comprising at least about 90% wt. nylon 6/69. The multilayer film provides excellent mechanical and odor barrier properties, and softness and quietness desired in ostomy and bowel management applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Hollister Incorporated
    Inventors: Moh-Ching Oliver Chang, George J. Cisko
  • Patent number: 11389319
    Abstract: An ostomy barrier includes an inlet opening for receiving a stoma and a barrier adhesive including a plurality of thicker portions and a plurality of thinner portions. The plurality of thinner portions are configured and arranged to improve the flexibility of the ostomy barrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Hollister Incorporated
    Inventors: Ronald S. Botten, Christina Augustyn, Russell J. Todd, Peter L. Visconti, Heather M. Budorick, Lynn Sacramento
  • Patent number: 11383021
    Abstract: A trans-anal irrigation (TAI) device has a pump base unit, an irrigation fluid reservoir, a wireless electronic controller, fluid tubing, and a disposable rectal catheter in fluid communication with the tubing. The rectal catheter has a retention balloon and a waste control valve. The fluid tubing contains two or three separate lumens for irrigation fluid and retention balloon inflation/deflation and optionally for waste control valve actuation. None of the lumens ever communicates with any other lumen. A hydraulic control circuit has a pump that pumps in one direction only but, with suitable control valves, is able to pump water to and from the retention balloon and to and from an optional waste control valve. A water temperature sensor is mounted in the pump base unit at a thin-wall section. The temperature sensor sends a signal to a controller which provides an indication of whether the water temperature is suitable for use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Hollister Incorporated
    Inventors: Jerome A. Henry, William K. Arnold, Donald V. Matesi, Mary L. Glennon, Denise Gamblin, Christina Augustyn, Jeanne E. Lee, Colin Conlon, Stephen King, Martin Bruggemann, Mark Liddle, Malford E. Cullum
  • Patent number: 11376395
    Abstract: A catheter assembly (10) comprising: a hydrophilic urinary catheter (16) having a catheter shaft including a proximal insertion end portion (22) and a distal end portion (24) having a drainage member (26), a collapsible sleeve (12) defining a compartment (14) that contains a portion of the catheter shaft, a distal end portion (32) of the sleeve (12) being attached to the distal end portion (24) of the urinary catheter (16); an amount of liquid (20) located within the compartment (14); an introducer (28) located at a proximal end portion (30) of the sleeve (12), the introducer (28) including a passageway therethrough and a proximal opening for passage of the catheter shaft therethrough; and a removable cap (46) covering the introducer (28) wherein the cap (46) includes an anti-leak element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Hollister Incorporated
    Inventors: Horacio Montes de Oca, James J. Fitzpatrick, Thomas Renehan, Daniel E. O'Brien, Adam J. Foley, Shamsedin Rostami, Enda F. Carter
  • Publication number: 20220175587
    Abstract: Provided are buffered adhesive compositions comprising a high molecular weight non-neutralized polymeric acid and a high molecular weight partially neutralized polymeric acid and products such as wound dressings and ostomy skin barriers incorporating the compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2022
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Applicant: HOLLISTER INCORPORATED
    Inventors: JAN WOHLGEMUTH, METTE MAACK, CARSTEN RIKHOF, PETER SKOV, KRISTOFFER NIELSEN, PER LADEFOGED, KENNETH NIELSEN, MICHAEL TAYLOR, RICHARD MURAHATA
  • Patent number: 11351055
    Abstract: An ostomy barrier extender includes a skin friendly adhesive layer, a backing layer laminated on a surface of the skin friendly adhesive layer, a release liner laminated on an opposite surface of the skin friendly adhesive layer, at least one perforated feature, an outer periphery, an inner periphery, and a ring shaped body defined between the outer periphery and the inner periphery. The ostomy barrier extender is configured to separate along at least one perforated feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Hollister Incorporated
    Inventors: Susan R. Jones, Jennifer A. Capaul, Christina Augustyn
  • Patent number: 11351054
    Abstract: An ostomy appliance includes a multilayer composite film comprising at least one foam layer. An outer foam layer can function as a skin contact layer providing comfort and softness characteristics that are comparable to a nonwoven comfort layer. Preferably, at least one foam layer includes a vinyl-bond rich triblock copolymer and provides sound absorbing properties. The multilayer composite film can also include at least one layer comprising a filler to further enhance sound absorbing properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Hollister Incorporated
    Inventor: Moh-Ching Oliver Chang
  • Patent number: 11338109
    Abstract: Hydration mediums, assemblies containing hydration mediums and methods of making the same are disclosed. The hydration mediums are intended for hydrating or wetting a medical device such as a catheter and comprise a hydration foam. Furthermore, methods and products involving hydrophilic substances are disclosed e.g. involving mucilage, deep eutectic liquids, antifreeze substances or cryoprotectants, oil or a hydration medium together with water, surfactant, polyol and stabilizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Hollister Incorporated
    Inventors: David J. Farrell, Satwinder S. Panesar, Michael G. Murray, Vincent Naughton, Paul M. O'Donnell, John P. O'Mahony, John T. Clarke
  • Patent number: 11318245
    Abstract: A controller for a body cavity irrigation system, where the system features a reservoir containing an irrigation liquid and a catheter, includes a housing with a dial attached to the housing and movable between positions corresponding to stages of a body cavity irrigation procedure. The controller is in communication with an electromechanical pump and at least one electromechanical valve that are in fluid communication with the reservoir and the catheter so that the electromechanical pump and at least one electromechanical valve are configured to perform a stage of the body cavity irrigation procedure corresponding to the selected dial position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Hollister Incorporated
    Inventors: Jerome A. Henry, William K. Arnold, Donald V. Matesi, Denise Gamblin, Malford E. Cullum
  • Patent number: 11318279
    Abstract: A flushable catheter assembly includes a catheter shaft having proximal and distal end portions. The catheter may include a funnel assembly associated with the distal end portion of the catheter shaft and/or an introducer cap assembly associated with the proximal end portion of the catheter shaft. A groove is defined along at least a portion of an outer perimeter of the funnel assembly or introducer cap assembly, with the groove being configured to receive at least a portion of the catheter shaft for wrapping the catheter shaft around the outer perimeter when disposing of the catheter. Instead of (or in addition to) a groove, one or more channels may pass through the funnel assembly to receive a portion of the catheter shaft for securing the catheter shaft to the funnel assembly for disposal. The catheter assembly and/or its individual components may be formed of a water disintegrable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Hollister Incorporated
    Inventors: Adam J. Foley, John T. Clarke
  • Patent number: 11304854
    Abstract: Provided are buffered adhesive compositions comprising a high molecular weight non-neutralized polymeric acid and a high molecular weight partially neutralized polymeric acid and products such as wound dressings and ostomy skin barriers incorporating the compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: HOLLISTER INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Jan Wohlgemuth, Mette Maack, Carsten Rikhof, Peter Skov, Kristoffer Nielsen, Per Ladefoged, Kenneth Nielsen, Michael Taylor, Richard Murahata
  • Patent number: 11304855
    Abstract: Provided are buffered adhesive compositions comprising a high molecular weight non-neutralized polymeric acid and a high molecular weight partially neutralized polymeric acid and products such as wound dressings and ostomy skin barriers incorporating the compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: HOLLISTER INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Jan Wohlgemuth, Mette Maack, Carsten Rikhof, Peter Skov, Kristoffer Nielsen, Per Ladefoged, Kenneth Nielsen, Michael Taylor, Richard Murahata
  • Patent number: 11253388
    Abstract: An ostomy barrier includes an adhesive layer having a body-facing side, a distal side opposite to the body-facing side, and an opening, a seal substantially aligned with the opening, the seal having an aperture configured to receive a stoma therein, and a flexible connector extending between the seal and the adhesive layer to connect the seal to the adhesive layer. The flexible connector formed from a flexible material to allow relative movement between the seal and the adhesive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Hollister Incorporated
    Inventors: Christina Augustyn, Ronald S. Botten, Meagan R. Pheil, Peter L. Visconti, Russell J Todd, Lynn Sacramento, Heather M. Budorick, Mark W. Jockel
  • Patent number: 11253675
    Abstract: A urinary catheter (20) includes a shaft (22) having a hydrophilic material and a distal end and a proximal end with a lumen running between the two. The proximal end includes an eyelet (24) that is in fluid communication with the lumen. A handle is attached to the distal end of the shaft and includes a first grip member (28) and a second grip member (32) configured so that the first grip member pivots relative to the second grip member. A sleeve (34) defines an interior chamber (45), and the shaft is positioned within the interior chamber. The sleeve is sealed to the first grip member so that when the first grip member is pivoted, the sleeve is torn open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Hollister Incorporated
    Inventor: Paul C. Fletter
  • Patent number: D947373
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Hollister Incorporated
    Inventor: Gregory J. Czaplewski
  • Patent number: D957650
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Hollister Incorporated
    Inventor: Christina Augustyn
  • Patent number: D958977
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Hollister Incorporated
    Inventors: Shane O'Malley, Scott J. Pupino, Patrick Boland, Jennifer Werfel