Patents Examined by Catharine L Anderson
  • Patent number: 11944737
    Abstract: A lid adapter for coupling with a lid of a collection container where the lid includes an outlet vent. The lid adapter including a housing including a top surface and one or more side panels that are configured to couple with a top of the lid and a port coupled to the top surface and configured to rotate between a first position and a second position, wherein when the lid adapter is coupled to the lid and the port is in the first position, a fluid seal is established between a distal end of the port and the top of the lid surrounding the outlet vent thereby enabling fluid flow from the outlet vent and through the port. When the port is in the second position, the fluid seal is not established, and when the port is in the first position, the port is disposed perpendicularly to the top surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: David M. Simiele, Jason Jishen Cheng
  • Patent number: 11944522
    Abstract: An absorbent article includes a first waist region, a second waist region and a crotch region disposed between the first and second waist regions. The absorbent article further includes a topsheet, a backsheet, an absorbent core disposed between the topsheet and the backsheet, and a laminate. The laminate has an elasticized region. The laminate includes a first nonwoven, a second nonwoven and an elastomeric material sandwiched between said first and second nonwovens in the elasticized region. The laminate includes a bonding region with a bond density of at least 4% and at least partially overlapping the elastomeric material. The laminate exhibits an Unload Force at 50% of at least 0.90 N.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Nelson Edward Greening, II, Erica Lynne Locke, Urmish Popatlal Dalal, Marcus Schönbeck, Maria Oude-Lansink, Jan Michael Trinkaus, Marius Janas, Marcel Grossmann
  • Patent number: 11938277
    Abstract: A catheterization system including a catheter, drainage bag and one or more indicators configured to measure an attribute relating to the usage of the catheter system and communicate information about the attribute to a network, such as an EMR database. The indicators may include a location indicator, a duration indicator, an elevation indicator, a tamper indicator, a dependent loop indicator, a floor contact indicator, and a patient securement indicator. The system may autonomously detect and record one or more attributes relating to the usage of the catheter system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Tim Waitkus, Chris Fodouop, Kelsey Leeke, John Gohde, Logan Madden, Nichole Abla
  • Patent number: 11931468
    Abstract: A feminine care absorbent article comprising an absorbent member positioned between a topsheet and a baffle is provided. The absorbent member contains at least one layer that comprises superabsorbent particles containing nanopores having an average cross-sectional dimension of from about 10 to about 500 nanometers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Yuriy Galabura, Austin N. Pickett, WanDuk Lee, Vasily A. Topolkaraev, Palani Raj R. Wallajapet, Cynthia S. Krueger, Mark M. Mleziva, Richmond R. Cohen
  • Patent number: 11925744
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for flushing a body cavity with a fluid, the fluid being pumped by means of two lines from the body cavity. The respective pumping capacity is regulated via controllable pinch valves, the two pinch valves being coupled in an antiparallel manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: W.O.M. WORLD OF MEDICINE GMBH
    Inventors: Christian Hunger, Lucile Tartivel, Jan Hendrik Carstens, Mike Plessner, Nils Gelbert, Stan Schnuettgen, Oliver Rath, Thomas Christmann
  • Patent number: 11925780
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, a skin treatment assembly comprises a handpiece comprising a distal end, the handpiece comprising a recess or cavity configured to receive a cartridge or other fluid container, a tip configured to be positioned along the distal end of the handpiece, the tip being configured to contact a skin surface of a subject during use, and at least one rollerball configured to extend to or near the tip, wherein the rollerball is configured to be in fluid communication with an interior of a cartridge or other fluid container secured to the handpiece, wherein the at least one rollerball is configured to contact the skin surface of the subject during use and to facilitate the delivery of fluids to said skin surface as the rollerball is moved relative to said skin surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: HydraFacial LLC
    Inventors: Roger Ignon, Ed F. Nicolas
  • Patent number: 11918226
    Abstract: One disclosed embodiment comprises a method for treating lesions in the carotid artery of a mammalian body. The method comprises transcervical access and blocking of blood flow through the common carotid artery (with or without blocking of blood flow through the external carotid artery), shunting blood from the internal carotid artery and treating the lesion in the carotid artery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Silk Road Medical, Inc.
    Inventor: David W. Chang
  • Patent number: 11918446
    Abstract: The invention relates generally to device and methods for controlling flatulence release. In particular, the device and method of the present invention is effective for suppressing, reducing, or eliminating noise and odor of flatus gas at the anal opening. The device contains an odor absorbing material and is configured to be inserted into or pressed against the anal opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Inventor: Richard L. Van Dyke
  • Patent number: 11911592
    Abstract: An intravenous (IV) spike for administering a medicinal fluid from a container may include a head portion at a proximal end thereof, a base portion at a distal end thereof, and an elongate body portion connecting the head and the base portions. The elongate body portion may be configured to be coupled to the container. The IV spike may further include a radial notch extending at least partially along a circumference of an outer surface of the elongate body portion. The radial notch may be recessed radially inward from the outer surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: CareFusion 303, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Yang Teck Tan, Mum Pew Ng
  • Patent number: 11912848
    Abstract: A film having low pressure values is provided. The film may have from about 20 wt. % to about 75 wt. % of a polyolefin component, from about 5 wt. % to about 35 wt. % of an elastomeric resin, and from about 20 wt. % to about 45 wt. % of a particle component. The film may have a basis weight of from about 5 gsm to about 25 gsm. The film may have a predicted sound pressure level over the frequency octave range of 2000 Hz-6300 Hz of less than about 43 dB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Clarissa Maldonado
  • Patent number: 11911250
    Abstract: Absorbent structures for absorbent articles are provided. The absorbent structure includes an absorbent layer with absorbent material supported by a supporting sheet, and a channel that is free of the absorbent material. The channel has a wet integrity of at least 20%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Rodrigo Rosati, Carsten Heinrich Kreuzer, Hans Adolf Jackels, Blanca Arizti, Ernesto G Bianchi, Donald Carroll Roe
  • Patent number: 11911246
    Abstract: A fluid management layer having an integrated, carded, nonwoven is described. The fluid management layer has a basis weight of between about 115 grams per square meter (gsm) and about 200 gsm; a plurality of absorbent fibers; a plurality of stiffening fibers; and a plurality of resilient fibers. The absorbent fibers make up from about 20 percent to about 60 percent by weight of the fluid management layer. The stiffening fibers have a dtex of between 4 and 10, and the resilient fibers have a dtex of between 3 and 12.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: The Procter and Gamble Company
    Inventor: Gerard A. Viens
  • Patent number: 11911248
    Abstract: A breast pad for receiving fluid leaked from a subject's breast includes an inner layer disposed for contacting the subject's breast. The inner layer has an inner surface and an outer surface opposite the inner surface. The inner layer includes wicking material for wicking fluid from the inner surface to the outer surface away from the subject's breast. An intermediate layer is disposed over the outer surface of the inner layer. The intermediate layer includes an absorbent material for absorbing the fluid wicked from the subject's breast by the wicking material of the inner layer. An outer layer is disposed over the intermediate layer. The outer layer includes a liquid-impermeable material for trapping the fluid absorbed by the intermediate layer within the breast pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Inventor: Hallan Hanson
  • Patent number: 11903909
    Abstract: The invention relates to combined liposuction methods and can be used in surgical interventions to remove local fat deposits in the lower third of the face and neck. The method includes a preoperative examination of the patient when one or more areas of the lower third of the face and neck of the patient are designated as liposuction areas constituting the operative field. The contour boundaries of the operative field and at least one operative access point are determined. Uniform infiltration anesthesia of the adipose tissue to be removed in the liposuction areas is performed. From a Nd:YAG laser radiation source with a wavelength of 1064 nm, a Nd:YAG laser radiation with a wavelength of 1064 nm in a pulsed mode with a frequency of 50 Hz, with a pulse duration of 300 ?s and a power of the predetermined value is supplied directly to the adipose tissue to be removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignees: LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY “CENTER FOR PLASTIC SURGERY AND COSMETOLOGY ”SHARM“”
    Inventors: Vitaly Alexandrovich Igumnov, Alexandr Alexandrovich Igumnov
  • Patent number: 11903804
    Abstract: A disposable absorbent article may include a first waist region, a second waist region, a crotch region disposed between the first and the second waist regions, and a chassis having a topsheet, backsheet, absorbent core, and chassis periphery. The chassis periphery has a varying width, Wv.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kumardipti Chatterjee, Jeromy Thomas Raycheck, Michael Devin Long
  • Patent number: 11896465
    Abstract: Embodiments of negative pressure wound therapy systems and methods are disclosed. In one embodiment, an apparatus includes a wound dressing, negative pressure source, user interface, sensor, and control circuitry. The user interface can receive an activation input. The sensor can detect whether the wound dressing is positioned over a wound. The control circuitry can cause supply of negative pressure in response to receipt of the activation input and a determination that the sensor detects that the wound dressing is positioned over the wound. In addition, the control circuitry can prevent supply of negative pressure in response to a determination that the sensor does not detect that the wound dressing is positioned over the wound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew PLC
    Inventors: Ben Alan Askem, Victoria Beadle, John Philip Gowans, Mark Hesketh, Allan Kenneth Frazer Grugeon Hunt, William Kelbie, Damyn Musgrave, Joseph William Robinson
  • Patent number: 11896466
    Abstract: Absorbent articles are provided that comprise shaped, soft and textured nonwoven fabrics. The nonwoven fabrics may be a topsheet and an outer cover nonwoven material of the absorbent article. A portion of a wearer-facing surface of the topsheet may have a TS7 in the range of about 1 dB V2 rms of about 1 to about 4.5 dB V2 rms and a TS750 in the range of about 6 dB V2 rms to about 30 dB V2 rms. A portion of a garment-facing surface of the outer cover nonwoven material may have a TS7 in the range of about 1 dB V2 rms of about 1 to about 4.5 dB V2 rms and a TS750 in the range of about 6 dB V2 rms to about 30 dB V2 rms. The nonwoven fabrics of the present disclosure provide soft materials with texture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Sara L. Giovanni, Arman Ashraf, Paul T. Weisman
  • Patent number: 11896808
    Abstract: A smart vial adapter is capable of measuring the dose of a drug that is withdrawn from a vial, measuring the time of a dose capture event, monitoring the vial temperature, measuring the amount of motion or perturbation the vial is subjected to, capturing various other parameters that can provide additional insights associated with the drug or the amount of the dose being drawn from the vial, and communicating the recorded information to a companion application on a computer, smartphone or other device. Related methods are also disclosed and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Tianqi Hang, Uzair Siddiqui
  • Patent number: 11896754
    Abstract: A wound dressing apparatus includes a wound dressing member dimensioned for positioning relative to a wound bed. The wound dressing member including an internal vacuum reservoir and has a port in communication with the vacuum reservoir for applying subatmospheric pressure to the vacuum reservoir to facilitate removal of fluid from the wound bed. The wound dressing member includes a visual pressure indicator associated therewith for indicating a level of pressure within the vacuum reservoir. The visual pressure indicator includes color indicia having a plurality of colors corresponding to a condition of the pressure within the vacuum reservoir. The wound dressing member includes a lower absorbent member positionable adjacent the wound bed and an upper member which at least partially defines the vacuum reservoir. At least one of the top member and the lower absorbent member has the visual pressure indicator mounted thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Kurt Haggstrom, E. David Fink, Katja Grundmeier
  • Patent number: 11890220
    Abstract: An external male catheter comprising an inner drainage sheath configured to unrolled and fitted over a penis like a condom, and an attached outer suction sheath configured to be unrolled over the fitted drainage sheath. A one-way drainage port extends from the inner drainage sheath through the outer suction sheath in fluid-tight manner, and a one-way suction port extends from the outer suction sheath. Suction is selectively applied to both the drainage and suction ports as the catheter is applied, in order to assist with fitting and retention of the catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Inventor: Mary M. Elliott