Patents Assigned to Medline Industries, Inc.
  • Patent number: 10363112
    Abstract: A medical kit (100) includes a package (105) having a housing (501) and a lid (103). One or more medical implements (1001,1101,1201,1301) for treating a skin tear wound are arranged in a stacked configuration within the package. An instructional labeling system (106) is coupled to the lid. The instructional labeling system can include an identification (107) of a skin tear type the one or more medical implements are designed to treat, a description (108) of the skin tear type, printed instructions (110) defining one or more steps (111,112,113,114) instructing when to use each medical implement within the package to treat the skin tear wound, and one or more removable adhesive labels (115,116).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Deanna Lundstrom, Rita Graham
  • Patent number: 10359139
    Abstract: A connector assembly (2100,3100) includes a unitary female connector portion (100) manufactured from a singular material that includes a waisted, tapering intermediate section (101) disposed between a compression ring (102) and a luminal connector (103) and one or more finger-grasping surfaces (108,109) disposed along the waisted, tapering intermediate section. A unitary male connector portion (1200,2200), which can be single ended or double-ended, includes a protruding male connector portion (1202,2202), one or more luminal connectors (1203,2203,2233) and a convex frustum (201,1201) disposed between the protruding male connector portion and the single ended luminal connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin S. Duck, John Henry Kutsch
  • Patent number: 10349761
    Abstract: A fitted sheet (800) includes a first side margin (106) and the second side margin (107) folded about a first fold line (104) and a second fold line (105), respectively, toward a central panel (108) such that sides of the first side margin and the second side margin are separated by a separation (208). A first edge (209) and a second edge (211) occur where the first side margin and the central panel abut, while a third edge (210) and a fourth edge (212) occur where the second side margin and the central panel abut. The first edge includes a first seam (405), while the second edge includes a second seam (406). The third edge includes a third seam (407), while the fourth edge includes a fourth seam (408). Each seam is applied by a different sewing operation. At least two seams are different in color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Syed Binali, Kelly Martinucci
  • Patent number: 10342627
    Abstract: A drape for use in cranial surgical procedures including a sterile sheet and a plurality of fluid-collection pouches surrounding a cranial region fenestration. The drape further includes a thoracic region fenestration for concurrent or directly subsequent thoracic surgical procedures. Advantageously, the drape allows for a superior aseptic surgical field and superior drainage facilitated by a multi-pouch configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Debbie S Esquivel, Fred L Allen, Kimberly M Haines, Angelique M Trichak
  • Patent number: 10342708
    Abstract: A decorative bandage (800) is provided. The decorative bandage can include a backing layer (100) defining a first major face (101) and a second major face (301). An adhesive (302) can be disposed along one of the first major face or the second major face. A pad (303) can be disposed along the adhesive layer. Another of the first major face or the second major face can include one or more design elements (601) defining a writing surface appearance (901), such as that of a blackboard or a whiteboard. A decorative bandage accessory (1300), such as one or more sticker sets 1301,1302, can be included so that a user can customize the decorative bandage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Bowman
  • Patent number: 10342891
    Abstract: A wound dressing makes use of a saccharide, such as Manuka honey, in combination with collagen in order to suppress the efficacy of matrix metalloproteinases enzymes (“MMPs”) present in chronic wounds. The mixture is applied to an absorbent surface that is designed to absorb the mixed saccharide only partially.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Debashish Chakravarthy, Andrew J. Ford
  • Patent number: 10321899
    Abstract: A powered medical device includes electronic components on a circuit board embedded within the body of a plug for connecting the device with a control apparatus. The medical device may be repaired or refurbished without the need to access the embedded circuit board through the use of a supplemental circuit board installed into the open end of the plug adjacent the plug pins. The supplemental circuit board may include a variety of electronic components, including fuses or non-volatile memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Walton, Harold D. Pogue, Richard L. McCulley, Jr., James Patrick Wiggins
  • Patent number: 10321968
    Abstract: A container for disposal of medical waste is provided that comprises a receptacle with an open top. A lid is attached to the receptacle to cover the open top of the receptacle. The lid has an elongated opening sized to permit the introduction of medical waste into the receptacle. A closure flap is connected to the lid to selectively close the lid opening. The closure flap is movable between an open position, a closed position and a locked position. The closure flap is attached to the lid by axial hubs that extend from each side of the closure flap through openings in the side walls of the lid. Covers attached to the outside of the side wall of the lid and engaged with the closure flap axial hub. The container may also include a locking external cabinet that encloses the receptacle and can be mounted to a wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: James Burgess, Scott Bedoe, Hongmeng Tian
  • Patent number: 10314750
    Abstract: A sliding arm mechanism for attaching to an arm of a wheelchair is provided herein. One concept of the present disclosure is directed to a sliding arm mechanism that includes a main portion having a top area, a bottom area, first and second opposing end areas, first and second opposing side areas and an inner cavity. The sliding arm mechanism also includes a slide rail, comprising a top side, a bottom side and an elongated aperture located between the top side and the bottom side, which is adapted to be housed within the inner cavity of the main portion. The bottom side of the slide rail is removably coupled to a top part of the arm of the wheelchair. The slide rail and the main portion are slidably coupled to allow the main portion to move laterally over the slide rail in a direction parallel to the top part of the arm of the wheelchair, thus allowing the main portion to move between a first position and a second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard P. Derks, Brian Ramirez, Corbett Brown, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10314349
    Abstract: A sleeve for a protective garment, such as a medical gown, includes a knit, woven, or non-woven layer and a seamless layer that are laminated together. The knit, woven, or non-woven layer can be a circularly knit seamless layer, or alternatively can have seams. The seamless layer can be water or vapor impermeable or resistant so as to prevent microorganisms, pathogens, liquids, or other substances from passing through the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Megan Walsh
  • Patent number: 10314417
    Abstract: A fitted bottom sheet (which may be comprised of low-friction material if desired) can include at least one tube-receiving hole formed therethrough. By one approach the corners of the fitted bottom sheet can include a strap to help retain the fitted bottom sheet on a mattress. By one approach the aforementioned tube-receiving hole can be formed at each corner of the fitted bottom sheet. A strapless repositioning sheet can have a low-friction mattress-facing side in combination with webbing disposed along and attached to at least two side edges of the strapless repositioning sheet to thereby form a plurality of handhold openings and a plurality of strap-connection openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Benjamin Duck
  • Patent number: 10307322
    Abstract: A rolling walker comprises a frame, a seat supported by that frame, and a backrest supported by the frame. By one approach the backrest is configured to selectively move between a first position that provides back support for a person sitting in the seat facing in a forward direction and a second position that provides back support for a person sitting in the seat facing in a rearward direction. If desired, this backrest can be comprised of a material (such as a memory foam material) that biases the backrest towards that first position when the backrest is in the first position and that biases the backrest towards the second position when the backrest is in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Margaret M. Andersen
  • Patent number: 10300176
    Abstract: A liquid excipient is added to a lock solution formulation containing a lower alcohol and an anti-coagulant, antibiotic, and/or anti-microbial, such as the ethanol and tri-sodium citrate lock solution formulation, to prevent citrate from crystallizing in catheters made from silicone. The locking solution could include a liquid excipient, such as glycerol, polysorbate-20, or polyethylene glycol (PEG)-400, along with a lower alcohol, such as ethanol, and an anti-coagulant, such as tri-sodium citrate, antibiotic, and/or anti-microbial.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Lecon Woo, William Anderson
  • Patent number: 10292895
    Abstract: A heel protector (100) includes a leg engaging section (101) and a foot engaging section (102) intersecting at a heel receiver (103). The leg engaging section (101) and the foot engaging section (102) define a leg insertion aperture (104). The leg engaging section (101) defines at least one aperture (203) disposed in an ankle region (205) to permit a connection tube (1002) extending from an inflatable bladder (901) of a compression device (800) to pass therethrough. The heel protector (100) and compression device (800) work together as a rehabilitation system (1300).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Michelle Drey, Margaret Falconio-West, Bruce Shapiro
  • Patent number: D848278
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Duck, Allison Jamison
  • Patent number: D848678
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Melanie Andrews
  • Patent number: D851772
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Kimberly Haines, Robert Allen Lockwood, Francis A Czajka
  • Patent number: D855459
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Tambra Martin, Joseph J. Ritter
  • Patent number: D855936
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan Genender, Audrey Putnam
  • Patent number: D857561
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Emily Hannah Berman, William Elliott Brooks