Patents Assigned to Medical Designs, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20210282805
    Abstract: A positioning fixture for use with an ultrasound transducer comprising: a housing having a planar, generally rectangular bottom surface having two parallel long edges and two parallel short edges; a pair of long sidewalls, one said long sidewall attached to each of said two parallel long edges; a guide release attached to one of said two parallel short edges; a long axis needle guide attached to another of said two parallel short edges; and a receptacle cooperatively defined by said pair of long sidewalls, said quick release and said needle insertion guide, said receptacle sized to accommodate the ultrasound transducer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicant: Sierra Medical Designs, Inc.
    Inventor: Sam Shields
  • Patent number: 10821262
    Abstract: A urinary catheter may include a catheter shaft and a connector coupled with the proximal end of the catheter shaft. The connector may have a first arm ending in a fluid outlet configured to allow urine to flow out of the urinary catheter and a second arm with an aperture and ending in an inflation inlet used for introducing inflation fluid into the urinary catheter. The catheter may further include a primary lumen, an inflation lumen, a retention balloon mounted to the catheter shaft proximal to a fluid inlet and over a distal filling hole, and a pilot balloon mounted on the second arm of the connector over the aperture. The pilot balloon inflates at an inflation pressure that is higher than the inflation pressure of the retention balloon and lower than a predetermined pressure threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: SAFE MEDICAL DESIGN, INC.
    Inventor: Raymond Arthur Bonneau
  • Patent number: 10821263
    Abstract: A urinary catheter may include a catheter shaft and a connector coupled with the proximal end of the catheter shaft. The connector may have a first arm ending in a fluid outlet configured to allow urine to flow out of the urinary catheter and a second arm with an aperture and ending in an inflation inlet used for introducing inflation fluid into the urinary catheter. The catheter may further include a primary lumen, an inflation lumen, a retention balloon mounted to the catheter shaft proximal to a fluid inlet and over a distal filling hole, and a pilot balloon mounted on the second arm of the connector over the aperture. The pilot balloon inflates at an inflation pressure that is higher than the inflation pressure of the retention balloon and lower than a predetermined pressure threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: SAFE MEDICAL DESIGN, INC.
    Inventor: Raymond Arthur Bonneau
  • Patent number: 10556088
    Abstract: A urinary catheter may include a catheter shaft and a connector coupled with the proximal end of the catheter shaft. The connector may have a first arm ending in a fluid outlet configured to allow urine to flow out of the urinary catheter and a second arm with an aperture and ending in an inflation inlet used for introducing inflation fluid into the urinary catheter. The catheter may further include a primary lumen, an inflation lumen, a retention balloon mounted to the catheter shaft proximal to a fluid inlet and over a distal filling hole, and a pilot balloon mounted on the second arm of the connector over the aperture. The pilot balloon inflates at an inflation pressure that is higher than the inflation pressure of the retention balloon and lower than a predetermined pressure threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: SAFE MEDICAL DESIGN, INC.
    Inventor: Raymond Arthur Bonneau
  • Publication number: 20190046770
    Abstract: Disclosed is a device for facilitating placement of a central line in a patient, said device comprising: a housing having proximal and distal ends and a central portion therebetween, said housing having an upper portion and a lower portion; a handgrip provided on a proximal end of the housing, said handgrip having at least one of a channel and a through hole extending from the proximal end to the central portion, wherein the channel or through hole is sized to receive a guidewire; a feeder tip receiver provided on a proximal end of the handgrip in communication with the channel or through hole in said handgrip; a stabilizer provided on a lower portion of said housing; a Luer slip tip provided on a distal end of the housing, said Luer slip tip having a mounting portion for attachment to a needle hub, said Luer slip tip having a lumen aligned with the channel or through hole in said handgrip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2017
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Applicant: Sierra Medical Designs, Inc.
    Inventor: Sam Shields
  • Patent number: 9937318
    Abstract: A urinary catheter may include a catheter shaft and a connector coupled with the proximal end of the catheter shaft. The connector may have a first arm ending in a fluid outlet configured to allow urine to flow out of the urinary catheter and a second arm with an aperture and ending in an inflation inlet used for introducing inflation fluid into the urinary catheter. The catheter may further include a primary lumen, an inflation lumen, a retention balloon mounted to the catheter shaft proximal to a fluid inlet and over a distal filling hole, and a pilot balloon mounted on the second arm of the connector over the aperture. The pilot balloon inflates at an inflation pressure that is higher than the inflation pressure of the retention balloon and lower than a predetermined pressure threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: SAFE MEDICAL DESIGN, INC.
    Inventor: Raymond Arthur Bonneau
  • Publication number: 20170291010
    Abstract: A urinary catheter may include a catheter shaft and a connector coupled with the proximal end of the catheter shaft. The connector may have a first arm ending in a fluid outlet configured to allow urine to flow out of the urinary catheter and a second arm with an aperture and ending in an inflation inlet used for introducing inflation fluid into the urinary catheter. The catheter may further include a primary lumen, an inflation lumen, a retention balloon mounted to the catheter shaft proximal to a fluid inlet and over a distal filling hole, and a pilot balloon mounted on the second arm of the connector over the aperture. The pilot balloon inflates at an inflation pressure that is higher than the inflation pressure of the retention balloon and lower than a predetermined pressure threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Applicant: Safe Medical Design, Inc.
    Inventor: Raymond Arthur Bonneau
  • Patent number: 6634359
    Abstract: A tracheal tube holding and stabilizing device includes a support having an open slot for receiving a tracheal tube. A pivotally mounted jaw is coupled to the support to close the slot and clamp the tracheal tube in position. The support includes a flexible arm having ratcheting teeth for engaging complementing ratcheting teeth on an outer end of the jaw. The jaw includes an open slot on one side to receive the tracheal tube in the clamping position. In this manner, the tracheal tube is securely clamped in the slot of the support and the slot in the pivotable jaw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2003
    Assignee: Insight Medical Design, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald M. Rudy, Jr., Freddy T. Lee, Thomas Murphy
  • Patent number: 5707173
    Abstract: A disposable back table collection device having a container with an open end and at least one layer of an absorbent material positioned within the container. The open end of the container is sealed with a cover containing a leak resistant injection site. The invention also may have a second layer of an absorbent material positioned on top of the cover with an aperture therein corresponding to the location of the injection site. In use, a syringe is inserted into the injection port and the syringe is drained. The fluid from the syringe is absorbed into the layer of absorbent material. When the syringe is removed, the injection port has sufficient elastic "memory," or shape retaining characteristics, to return to its original position, thereby insuring a leak resistant seal. Further, there is no splashing while the syringe is either inserted or removed because any droplets of fluid that may escape from the syringe are absorbed into the absorbent material on the top of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 13, 1998
    Assignee: Advanced Medical Designs Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony J. Cottone, Joseph R. Cottone, Sr.
  • Patent number: 5365625
    Abstract: A combination ring cutting and removing device is provided for use by medical personnel for cutting and removing rings from injured or swollen fingers. If the finger that carries a ring is badly injured, the swelling of the injured finger often precludes the removal of the ring. The ring must be cut in order to restore circulation to the swollen finger. The combined ring cutting and ring removing device is provided in the form of a plier-type cutting device with a built in means for prying the cut ring apart so the ring can be removed from a swollen finger. The device may also be used for non-medical applications that require a cutting action followed by a prying or separating action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 22, 1994
    Assignee: Han Medical Designs, Inc.
    Inventor: Sang I. Han
  • Patent number: 5312346
    Abstract: An improved device for removing used needles from reusable syringes is provided. The device may be operated using only one hand and requires a single downward force applied to the syringe body by the health care worker. At the lower end of the downward stroke, the collar of the needle has been twisted off the syringe body and is automatically deposited into the receptacle for used needles. The health care worker releases the force and the apparatus automatically resets itself to receive another used needle. The device has few parts and may be assembled easily.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 17, 1994
    Assignee: Han Medical Designs, Inc.
    Inventor: Sang I. Han
  • Patent number: 5067497
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a tubular assembly which can be intubated within a body passageway which comprises a main tube body, which permits the passage of fluid in either direction (such as air in the case of an endotracheal tube), an inflatable cuff near the distal end of the main tube body for locating and securing the tubular assembly within a body passageway as well as for sealing the space above the cuff between the main tube body and the body passageway from the body passageway below the cuff, and a suction tube that runs along the main tube body from the proximal end that remains external of the patient during intubation and a point adjacent the inflatable cuff. The suction tube is fixed with the main tube except for an adjustable portion of the suction tube nearest the inflatable cuff that includes the suction tube opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 26, 1991
    Assignee: Progressive Medical Design, Inc.
    Inventors: John Greear, Marc W. Fournier
  • Patent number: 4917092
    Abstract: A transcutaneous nerve stimulator and method for using the same are provided for use in treating sympathetic nerve dysfunction. The device includes an analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converter, a non-volatile random access memory, a preprogrammed microprocessor with masked memory and two output channels with respective jacks for electrodes. A dual line data bus interconnects the microprocessor, converter and RAM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 17, 1990
    Assignee: Medical Designs, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory A. Todd, Michael H. Southworth
  • Patent number: 4905678
    Abstract: A hip stabilizer for a patient who still has control of the muscles in his leg to prevent atrophy of the muscles, characterized by a non-inflatable, adjustable belt, serving to engage the hips, the belt being adjustable for fitting the hips of any patient; a hip pad disposed on a desired side of the patient when in place, at least one metal biasing means on one of the hip pads for controlling the thigh of the patient at a desired angle of abduction in the range of from 0-90 degrees, preferably 0-15 degrees, with respect to the downwardly extending hip pad; non-inflatable, adjustable thigh engaging mechanism. In the preferred embodiment, the thigh engaging means includes a longitudinally extending member, a deformable plastic pad and a plurality of straps that extend around the pad and the thigh. It is also preferred that suitable padded material be interspersed, or disposed between the respective elements and the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 1988
    Date of Patent: March 6, 1990
    Assignee: Medical Designs, Inc.
    Inventors: David L. Cumins, Larry T. Randolph
  • Patent number: 4759368
    Abstract: A transcutaneous nerve stimulating device is provided having a plurality of operating modes, namely burst, normal (single amplitude/single pulse width), rate modulation, amplitude modulation and strength-duration/rate modulation. In the lattermost mode, the rate modulation control circuitry acts independently of the inter-related amplitude and pulse width modulations to result in a means of nerve stimulation obviating the phenomenon of accommodation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 1986
    Date of Patent: July 26, 1988
    Assignee: Medical Designs, Inc.
    Inventors: John B. Spanton, Gregory A. Todd, John P. Landino, Terry A. Todd, Richard J. Fisher, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4624247
    Abstract: An improvement in a knee brace for alleviating problems with tibia rotation, subluxation and migration with respect to a femur of a wearer, including conventional first and second pairs of elongate braces having their respective hinges connected at their central ends, characterized by the improvement in the form of a plurality of 8 flexible, inelastic, non-metallic bands connected at the plurality of points of fixation anteriorly and posteriorly of the respective braces for tightening to fit any leg and lie close to the leg. In a preferred embodiment, the respective plurality of straps connected to their respective D-rings anteriorly and posteriorly of the braces include a de-rotation pad for being held tightly adjacent the tibia at the inside anterior of the tibia to prevent rotation of the tibia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1985
    Date of Patent: November 25, 1986
    Assignee: Medical Designs, Inc.
    Inventor: Edward I. Ford
  • Patent number: 4503846
    Abstract: A knee brace for alleviating problems with tibia rotation and tibia desubluxation with respect to a femur of a wearer and including conventional first and second pairs of elongate braces having their respective hinges connected at their central ends and having conventional straps and harness for adjustably placing and holding the respective pairs of elongate braces and hinges at a desired attained position; characterized by the improvement comprising an anterior cuff connected with a second pair of braces below the hinges and adapted to firmly engage the leg at the inside anterior of the tibia with a padded flattened chord for preventing rotation of the tibia. In a preferred embodiment, the knee brace also includes a posterior cuff connected with the first pair of braces and adapted to engage the posterior portion of the thigh posteriorly of the femur for also preventing desubluxation of the tibia with respect to the femur.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 1983
    Date of Patent: March 12, 1985
    Assignee: Medical Designs, Inc.
    Inventor: Kelsey Martin
  • Patent number: 4494534
    Abstract: A universal leg brace system for controlling the degree of motion permitted by a wearer's knee characterized by respective flexible sheets of cushioned material adapted for snugly wrapping around the wearer's thigh and calf; elongate braces that are stiff and adapted to lie on opposite sides of the wearer's thigh connected with a hinge positioned on opposite sides of the wearer's knee; rear stays connected with the respective sheets for providing structural support in the longitudinal direction longitudinally of the posterior of the thigh and calf; tibial and femoral plates connected with the first and second flexible sheets for providing significant structual support in the longitudinal direction along the anterior portion of the tibia and femur; straps and Velcro for adjustably positioning and selectively attaching the respective braces, sheets, plates and the like by circumferentially encompassing the leg of the wearer to provide significant longitudinal support without the requirement for a heavy, relativ
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 1983
    Date of Patent: January 22, 1985
    Assignee: Medical Designs, Inc.
    Inventor: Floyd E. Hutson
  • Patent number: 4489718
    Abstract: An improved knee brace hinge, per se, and as a part of external bracing apparatus for controlling the degree of motion permitted by a wearer's knee and including first and second pairs of elongate relatively stiff braces that resist torsion and bending loads and adapted to lie on opposite sides of the wearer's thigh and calf; harness, with or without flexible sheets, for adjustably placing and holding the respective pairs of elongate braces in a desired obtained position on respective opposite sides of the thigh and calf of the wearer with a hinge positioned correctly adjacent the wearer's knee. The improved hinge is connected with the central ends of the respective braces on each side of the wearer's knee and each hinge employs a single cam-slot operator for simulating flexural motion of a wearer's knee and a positive lock for limiting the range of the flexural motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 1983
    Date of Patent: December 25, 1984
    Assignee: Medical Designs, Inc.
    Inventor: Kelsey Martin
  • Patent number: D568467
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2008
    Assignee: Advanced Medical Designs, Inc.
    Inventor: Anthony J. Cottone