Patents Examined by Benjamin J Klein
  • Patent number: 11147715
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed for dressing a wound. The apparatus comprises an absorbent layer for absorbing wound exudate, a liquid impermeable, gas permeable filter layer over the absorbent layer, a cover layer comprising at least one orifice and a first liquid and gas permeable transmission layer underlying the absorbent layer. The transmission layer is in fluid communication with the filter layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew PLC
    Inventor: Edward Yerbury Hartwell
  • Patent number: 11141255
    Abstract: An introducer used to insert a urinary incontinence device into a vagina. The introducer includes a housing including a vaginal insertion tube at a proximal end of the housing and a storage section at a distal end of the housing. The storage section is shaped and dimensioned for storage of the urinary incontinence device prior to insertion and the vaginal insertion tube is shaped and dimensioned for the passage of the urinary incontinence device therethrough. The dimensions of the storage section are such that the urinary incontinence device contained therein is in its deployed non-compressed state allowing the urinary incontinence device to be stored in its non-compressed state prior to use. The introducer also includes a plunger which travels within the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: OVALA, INC.
    Inventor: Sean Beaudette
  • Patent number: 11129751
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed for dressing a wound. The apparatus comprises an absorbent layer for absorbing wound exudate, a liquid impermeable, gas permeable filter layer over the absorbent layer, a cover layer comprising at least one orifice and a first liquid and gas permeable transmission layer underlying the absorbent layer. The transmission layer is in fluid communication with the filter layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew PLC
    Inventor: Edward Yerbury Hartwell
  • Patent number: 11123491
    Abstract: A package including a vessel wherein at least a portion of the vessel wall is made of a double wall material is disclosed. The double wall material comprises an interior polymer layer enclosed by an exterior polymer layer and one of the polymer layers is a layer made of cyclic olefin polymer (COP) resin. The package comprising the double wall, a CVD coating set on the wall, and a medicament comprising at least one protein, peptide, and/or DNA sequence is disclosed. Methods for processing a vessel, for example to provide lubricity or hydrophobicity, are also disclosed. The interior surface of the seated vessel can be processed via the vessel port by PECVD. Vessel barrier, lubricity and hydrophobic coatings and coated vessels, for example syringes and medical sample collection tubes are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: SIO2 MEDICAL PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: John T. Felts, Thomas E. Fisk, Robert S. Abrams, John Ferguson, Jonathan R. Freedman, Robert J. Pangborn, Peter J. Sagona
  • Patent number: 11116670
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed for dressing a wound. The apparatus comprises an absorbent layer for absorbing wound exudate, a liquid impermeable, gas permeable filter layer over the absorbent layer, a cover layer comprising at least one orifice and a first liquid and gas permeable transmission layer underlying the absorbent layer. The transmission layer is in fluid communication with the filter layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew PLC
    Inventor: Edward Yerbury Hartwell
  • Patent number: 11116696
    Abstract: A reconstitution device includes: a piercing member having a first end and a second end, the first end of the piercing member configured to engage an administration port; a delivery member having a first end and a second end, the first end of the delivery member configured to engage a delivery site; a collar configured to engage a vial; and a cap extending from the collar and holding the piercing member and the delivery member such that the second end of the piercing member and the second end of the delivery member are disposed within the cylindrical collar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignees: BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC., BAXTER HEALTHCARE SA
    Inventors: Freddy Desbrosses, Pierpaolo Padula, Virgil Claudiu Manta, Valentin Champain
  • Patent number: 11116693
    Abstract: A package that is configured to store and dispense fluids. The package includes a container and a dosing dispenser for closing an opening to the container. The dosing dispenser includes a closure removably coupled to the container and an anti-suction valve fixed to the container that is configured to minimize formation of a complete seal between a user's mouth and an upper surface of the anti-suction valve so that sufficient suction to remove fluid from the container is blocked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Berry Global, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Gift, Michael M. Makhlouf, Jacob B. Robison, Brian Martin, John A. Vassallo
  • Patent number: 11110010
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed for dressing a wound. The apparatus comprises a sealing layer comprising at least one orifice, an absorbent layer over the sealing layer, absorbing wound exude and a liquid impermeable, gas permeable filter layer over the absorbent layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew PLC
    Inventor: Edward Yerbury Hartwell
  • Patent number: 11090180
    Abstract: Intestinal devices and methods for facilitating weight loss. In at least one embodiment of a method of patient treatment of the present disclosure, the method comprises the step of positioning a device, that is configured to reduce or limit localized intestinal distension, around a portion of an intestine of a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: 3DT Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Ghassan S. Kassab, Xiao Lu
  • Patent number: 11090196
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are several embodiments of a wound treatment apparatus employing glue on the backing layer of a wound dressing. In some embodiments, the glue limits saturation of an absorbent layer beneath the backing layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew PLC
    Inventors: John Philip Gowans, Stephanie Jane Noble
  • Patent number: 11083632
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed for dressing a wound. The apparatus comprises an absorbent layer for absorbing wound exudate, a liquid impermeable, gas permeable filter layer over the absorbent layer, a cover layer comprising at least one orifice and a first liquid and gas permeable transmission layer underlying the absorbent layer. The transmission layer is in fluid communication with the filter layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew PLC
    Inventor: Edward Yerbury Hartwell
  • Patent number: 11077237
    Abstract: A closed system for harvesting fat through liposuction, concentrating the aspirate so obtained, and then re-injecting the concentrated fat into a patient comprises as its main components a low pressure cannula having between about 7 to 12 side holes of about 1-2 mm by 2.0 to 4.0 mm, a spring loaded syringe holder with a constant force or coiled ribbon spring to apply a substantially constant pressure over the full excursion of the plunger, and a preferably flexible collection bag which is also preferably graduated, cylindrical over most of its body and funnel shaped at its bottom, all of which are connected through flexible tubings to a multi-port valve. The multi-port valve has two flutter/duck bill valves which restrict the fluid flow to a one way direction which effectively allows the syringe to be used to pump fat out of a patient and into a collection bag in a continuous manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Lipocosm LLC
    Inventors: Roger K. Khouri, Murat Kuru
  • Patent number: 11076977
    Abstract: An indwelling evacuator for feces, a stranding cage is disposed in a cylindrical main body, and a soft shaft is connected to the rear end of the stranding cage. Petaloid movable blades are hingedly connected to the front end of the cylindrical main body, and are in the shape of a bud when the petaloid movable blades are closed. A blocking ring is disposed on the outer wall of the cylindrical main body. A sliding ring member is disposed in the cylindrical main body to push the movable blades open to form an open space in the shape of a flower. The rear portion of the cylindrical main body is downward connected to a feces discharge hose. In use, the bud portion in the front end is inserted into the anus, and the blocking ring limits the insertion depth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: JIANGSU HENGAI MEDICAL EQUIPMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hang He, Hanzhong He
  • Patent number: 11071845
    Abstract: A system for perfusing a localized site within a body includes a catheter assembly having a venous access line that is adapted to deliver perfusate to the localized site, a venous or arterial drainage line adapted to drain perfusate from the localized site, and an occlusion device adapted to prevent some or substantially all physiological blood flow between the localized site and the systemic circulation of the body during and in the course of perfusing and draining perfusate to and from the localized site. The system may include a blood circuit associated with the catheter assembly to facilitate blood conditioning for use as the perfusate, in the course of a controlled perfusion and/or drainage of untreated, treated, or inactivated treated blood to and from the localized site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: NirvaMed, Inc.
    Inventor: Pramote Hochareon
  • Patent number: 11065375
    Abstract: A blood oxygenator is disclosed comprising a housing, a blood inlet, a blood outlet, a spiral volute, a gas inlet, an oxygenator fiber bundle, and a gas outlet. The housing encloses the fiber bundle and provides the structure for the blood flow path and connectors. The fiber bundle comprises gas-exchange membranes which transfer oxygen to the blood and remove carbon dioxide when the blood flows across the membranes. The spiral volute guides the blood to flow through the fiber bundle. A gas flow chamber receives sweep gas containing oxygen and distributes the sweep gas into the fiber membranes, which gas is then exchanged with the blood being oxygenated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, BALTIMORE
    Inventors: Zhongjun Wu, Bartley P. Griffith
  • Patent number: 11045392
    Abstract: A vial access device includes an outer housing defining an annular space and an inner space, an inner housing, and a connector configured to engage a mating connector with the connector having a body defining a central passageway and a flange that extends radially outward from the body. The flange and the housing defining a filter space that is in fluid communication with the annular space. A pressure equalization system is positioned within the annular space of the outer housing. The device also includes a vial connection element configured to be secured to a vial and having a body and a spike member extending from the body. The spike member defining a fluid passageway and a vent passageway with the fluid passageway in fluid communication with the central passageway of the connector and the vent passageway in fluid communication with the filter space and the annular space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Becton Dickinson and Company Limited
    Inventors: Paul Paia Marici, Girum Yemane-Tekeste
  • Patent number: 11045300
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for organ Retroperfusion along with regional mild hypothermia. One such system includes a hypothermia system including a hypothermia system outlet and a hypothermia system inlet; and a connector comprising a coolant inlet, a coolant outlet, a coolant reservoir, and a blood lumen, whereby the coolant inlet is configured to couple to the hypothermia system outlet and whereby the coolant outlet is configured to couple to the hypothermia system inlet; whereby a cooling product, when the hypothermia system is connected to the connector, can flow from the hypothermia system, through the hypothermia system outlet, into the coolant inlet, through the coolant reservoir, into the coolant outlet, and into the hypothermia system inlet, so that the cooling product can cool blood flowing through the blood lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: CVDevices, LLC
    Inventors: Ghassan S. Kassab, Jose A. Navia, Sr., Zachary Berwick
  • Patent number: 11033671
    Abstract: A system for detecting whether a vascular access has been interrupted in an arrangement in which two catheters or needles are present in a blood vessel, fistula or graft. A fluid line leading to a pump is connected via a first connector to a first indwelling catheter, and a fluid line leading from a pump is connected via a second connector to a second indwelling catheter. Each connector is equipped with an electrode in contact with the lumen of the connector, the electrodes electrically connected to an electronic circuit that measures the impedance or conductivity of fluid between the first connector and second connectors via a fluid path through the blood vessel, fistula or graft. An electronic controller receives the impedance or conductivity data and processes the data to determine whether a vascular access disconnection has occurred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: DEKA Products Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Dirk A. van der Merwe, Michael G. Norris, Michael A. Baker, Todd A. Ballantyne, Michael J. Wilt
  • Patent number: 11027051
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are disclosed for applying negative pressure to a wound site. In some embodiments, the apparatus comprises a source of negative pressure, a processing element, and a memory comprising instructions configured to, when executed on the processing element, cause the apparatus to attempt to generate, via the source of negative pressure, a desired negative pressure at the wound site. If the desired negative pressure has not been generated after a first predetermined period of time, the instructions cause the apparatus to: deactivate the source of negative pressure for a second predetermined period of time, and subsequently attempt to generate the desired negative pressure at the wound site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew PLC
    Inventor: Derek Nicolini
  • Patent number: 11020520
    Abstract: The present invention is a sterile peritoneal dialysis fluid, including an acidic first liquid containing only icodextrin and 0 to 2.34 g/L of sodium chloride, and an alkaline second liquid containing an alkaline pH regulator, in which the first liquid after sterilization has a pH of 5.0 to 5.5, the second liquid after sterilization has a pH of 6.5 to 7.5, and a mixture of the first liquid and the second liquid after sterilization has a pH of 6.0 to 7.5. The present invention can provide a peritoneal dialysis fluid containing icodextrin, in which the stability of icodextrin during the heat sterilization and the subsequent storage can be improved to the maximum, and the pH of the peritoneal dialysis fluid is close to the physiological range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroshi Nishitani, Hirokazu Usami, Yoshihiko Koyama, Tsuyoshi Ariizumi