Patents Examined by Catharine L Anderson
  • Patent number: 11571344
    Abstract: A pants-type disposable diaper (1) having a front body part (P), a back body part (Q) and a crotch part (R) positioned therebetween and formed in a pants shape, comprising an absorbent body (7) situated at least at the crotch part (R) and comprising a top sheet, a back sheet and an absorbent core (10) disposed therebetween, and an exterior member (2) provided on an outer side of the absorbent body (7) and situated at least at the front body part (P) and the back body part (Q), wherein the exterior member (2) comprises an outer sheet (5) and an inner sheet (6) provided on a skin-facing side of the outer sheet (5), and the outer sheet (5) is made of a nonwoven fabric having a meltblown nonwoven layer and a printed part is provided to the skin-facing side of the outer sheet (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: LIVEDO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryosuke Onishi, Masaru Fujioka
  • Patent number: 11564850
    Abstract: Provided is a tampon applicator having one or more insertion indicators to gauge and/or control the insertion depth of a tampon. The one or more insertion indicators may be located on the tampon applicator barrel, plunger, tampon, removal string, or any combinations thereof. As a result of the one or more insertion indicators, a woman can adjust the insertion depth of the tampon to her body's requirements ensuring leakage protection, comfort, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: EDGEWELL PERSONAL CARE BRANDS, LLC
    Inventors: Eugene P Dougherty, Phillip Ebert, Keith Edgett
  • Patent number: 11564833
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are drug delivery punctal implants and methods of using the implants for the treatment of ocular disorders requiring targeted and controlled administration of a drug to an interior portion of the eye for reduction or prevention of symptoms of the disorder. The physical arrangement of drugs within the punctal plugs disclosed herein results, in several embodiments, in advantageous controlled delivery of one or more drugs to the eye of a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: GLAUKOS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Thomas W. Burns, Douglas Daniel Crimaldi, David Applegate, Kenneth Martin Curry
  • Patent number: 11554054
    Abstract: An absorbent article with a fastening system with reduced waste and method of manufacturing such an absorbent article is disclosed. The method of manufacturing an absorbent article can include cutting a first web of ear tab material to provide a first ear tab that is registered and cutting a second web of ear tab material to provide a second ear tab that is registered. The method can also include providing a web of ear panel material, coupling the first and second ear tabs to the web of ear panel material, cutting the web of ear panel material to provide first and second ear panels to form first and second ears, and coupling the first and second ears to the absorbent assembly to form at least a portion of the fastening system for the absorbent article. The first and second ears can be configured to be different from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventors: Jason Gene Csida, Rebecca Suzanne Walter, Patrick Robert Lord, Kyle Mark Barriger, Eric-John Raoul Gilgenbach
  • Patent number: 11554052
    Abstract: An absorbent article includes a topsheet, an absorbent core, and a backsheet. The absorbent article has a visually perceptible functional enhancement indicator and a functionally-distinguishable portion of the article with one or more channels. The visually perceptible functional enhancement indicator corresponds to the one or more channels, and the functional enhancement indicator is visually perceptible from a body-facing side of the absorbent article but the one or more channels are not visually perceptible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY
    Inventors: Peter Charles Mason, Jr., Ronald Bosman Visscher, Jeanne Marie Hughes, Folke Schlueter, Emma Somma, Giovanni Carlucci, Paul Thomas Weisman
  • Patent number: 11554055
    Abstract: An absorbent article (10, 110, 210, 310, 410) can include a waist containment member (54) and an absorbent body (34, 134, 234, 334, 434). The waist containment member (54) can include a proximal portion (76) and a distal portion (78) configured to freely move with respect to the chassis (11) when the absorbent article (10, 110, 210, 310, 410) is in a relaxed configuration to provide a containment pocket (82). The absorbent body (34, 134, 234, 334, 434) can be configured to provide improved access for exudates into the containment pocket (82) of the waist containment member (54).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventors: David F. Bishop, Patsy A. Benedict, Joseph D. Coenen, Kaitlyn E. Mast, Michael J. Faulks
  • Patent number: 11533887
    Abstract: An absorbent sheet for a pet toilet is provided. The pet toilet includes: a sheet accommodating portion that accommodates the absorbent sheet in a space surrounded by a bottom portion and side walls standing from the bottom portion; and an excretion receiving portion that receives excretions above the sheet accommodating portion and guides the excretions to the sheet accommodating portion. The absorbent sheet includes: a topsheet on a top side of the absorbent sheet and that includes fibers; a backsheet on a back side of the absorbent sheet; an absorber between the topsheet and the backsheet; a central region in which the absorber is disposed in plan view; and side regions that extend outside the central region and in which at least the topsheet is disposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: Unicharm Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroki Yamamoto, Ayano Okawa, Yasuhiro Sasano, Shinya Kaneko
  • Patent number: 11529270
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel and secure tampons that overcome the problems associated with conventional non-secure tampons, and methods of using the novel and secure tampons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Inventor: Suzanne Raina Natbony
  • Patent number: 11529264
    Abstract: An applicator for a tampon is provided. The applicator has an inner tube and an outer tube and the inner tube is slideable within the outer tube. The applicator has a forward end, and the inner surface of the outer tube has an annular protrusion near to the rear end of the outer tube. The internal diameter of the outer tube is smaller rearward of the annular protrusion than forward of the annular protrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: ESSITY HYGIENE AND HEALTH AKTIEBOLAG
    Inventors: Sylvia Jonsson, Conny Dahlqvist, Susanne Carlstedt, Malkus Arlemark
  • Patent number: 11523933
    Abstract: A urine collection device includes a collection member extending from a proximal end to a distal end. The proximal end includes an opening that provides access to an internal cavity of the collection member. The internal cavity includes a first chamber in fluid communication with a second chamber. The urine collection device includes a spacer in the second chamber, a first attachment member extending from a bottom wall of the collection member at the proximal end, a second attachment member extending from a top wall of the collection member at the proximal end, and an outlet for egressing urine from the internal cavity of the collection member. The first attachment member defines an aperture. The collection member is suitable to (i) direct urine from the first chamber to the second chamber and (ii) direct the urine in the second chamber distally toward the outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: Sage Products, LLC
    Inventors: Brian J. Ecklund, Kristin M. Sexton, Alex D. Kea, Daniel R. Ulreich
  • Patent number: 11523945
    Abstract: This replacement necessity assessment apparatus for an absorbent member includes: a power generator which is configured to generate power as a result of contact with liquid absorbed in the absorbent member, and of which power generation amount changes in accordance with an amount of the liquid; a signal output unit configured to output a detection signal according to the power generation amount; and a processing unit configured to acquire a parameter regarding the amount of the liquid based on the detection signal, the processing unit configured to determine, based on the parameter, whether or not replacement of the absorbent member is necessary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignees: The Ritsumeikan Trust, ABLIC Inc.
    Inventors: Takakuni Douseki, Ami Tanaka, Ryota Suematsu, Hiroya Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 11517221
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to indicating systems and methods for incontinence products. The indicating system may include an indicator panel for an incontinence product that is adapted to provide a qualitative or quantitative indication of a characteristic of a liquid absorbed by the indicator panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignees: New York University, Pixie Scientific TTC
    Inventors: Andrew D. Hollingsworth, Scott Meek, William Gotimer
  • Patent number: 11511094
    Abstract: A device used for applying an antiseptic preparation, such as an antibiotic solution or water, or all other substance deemed necessary in treating a wound prior to arrival at a hospital or other treatment facility or for continuing wound therapy and maintenance while hospitalized, in an out-patient facility or at home. A loose-fitting bag is provided which encloses the wound by securing the open end(s) to the patient by closing means. The bag further includes ports or resealable flaps that allow access to the wound for treatment and cleaning while containing all fluids resulting therefrom. A high friction scrub surface is provided in the bag. A method and apparatus are also provided for wound maintenance with a lavage system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Inventor: Mark R. Moore
  • Patent number: 11497685
    Abstract: In one aspect, a combinatorial drug delivery device is provided for delivering a predetermined selection of drug components. The device includes a plurality of modules, each including: a body having an interior volume; a spike plate movably disposed in the interior volume, the spike plate having a protruding cannula and first and second ports. The device also includes a base tray which includes: a framework defining a plurality of wells, each of the wells formed to insertingly receive one of the modules; for each of the wells, first and second inlet ports formed to interface with the first and second ports of the module being received in the respective well; passageways to connect certain wells with adjacent wells to permit fluid flow therebetween. For each of the wells, the spike plate of the respective module being maintained in a stationary position with the module being inserted into the well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
    Inventors: Martin John McLoughlin, Chester Larrow, Mariano Mumpower
  • Patent number: 11497657
    Abstract: An absorbent article, such as a diaper or a training pant, having a wearer-facing side and a garment-facing side and a longitudinal axis. The absorbent article comprises a topsheet on the wearer-facing side, a backsheet on the garment-facing side, and an absorbent core between the topsheet and backsheet. The absorbent core comprises a generally longitudinally-extending channel. The absorbent article further comprises a wetness indicator at least partially superposed with the channel, as seen from the garment-facing side of the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: John Andrew Strasemeier, Theodore Cory Fites, Sarah Ann Sanborn
  • Patent number: 11497661
    Abstract: A diaper changing and disposal kit is disclosed. The diaper changing and disposal kit has a diaper with a pocket. The pocket stores a variety of diaper changing supplies such as baby wipes, disposable gloves, and an airtight disposal bag. The diaper also has a wetness indicator strip to aid a user in determining when the diaper needs to be changed. Preferably, the diaper changing and disposal kit is stored in a package until it is ready to be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Inventor: Norena Tina Sullivan
  • Patent number: 11491084
    Abstract: Medical devices are provided comprising a spike including proximal and distal ends, and a central axis extending from the proximal to the distal end; a valve body; a biasing body which biases the valve body; a distal tube that moves integrally with the valve body to both sides in the axial direction relative to the spike; a proximal tube fixed in the axial direction relative to the spike, the distal tube comprising a guided portion guided toward the proximal tube, and an engagement control unit which moves the guided portion toward one side in the radial direction by connection of the different medical device to the distal tube allowing the guided portion to engage with the proximal tube, and moves the guided portion toward the other side in the radial direction releasing engagement with the proximal tube when the different medical device is detached from the distal tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Ueda, Kazuya Akiyama
  • Patent number: 11478387
    Abstract: Disposable absorbent articles are disclosed herein having a first and second fold line. The disposable absorbent articles have a topsheet, a backsheet, and an absorbent system disposed therebetween. The absorbent system has a first absorbent core and a second absorbent core which may be configured in an offset manner. And, the absorbent system and/or the first and second fold lines may be configured with respect to the absorbent article to effect a caliper change in the folded article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY
    Inventors: Stephen Lebeuf Hardie, Ronda Lynn Glassmeyer
  • Patent number: 11478386
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an absorbent product for attachment to an article of clothing. The absorbent product comprises a wearer-facing surface and a garment-facing surface opposite the wearer-facing surface. The absorbent product comprises a main body, wherein the main body comprises: a central absorbent core; an external envelope placed around the central core and having a front extremity and a rear extremity; a first attachment line located at the front extremity of the external envelope; and a second attachment line located at the rear extremity of the external envelope; wherein the first attachment line and the second attachment line are for attachment of the absorbent product to the article of clothing; and wherein the absorbent product is free of means for adhesively attaching the garment-facing surface to the article of clothing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: BOUTIQUE LA VIE EN ROSE INC.
    Inventors: Steve Leduc, Fanny-Maude Theberge
  • Patent number: 11471585
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a negative pressure wound therapy device, system and method. The negative pressure wound therapy device is connected with a dressing, and comprises a housing, a control circuit board, a pump, and an aspiration conduit. The pump generates negative pressure. The pump may comprise a voltage-actuated deformation element (such as piezoelectric vibration element) to push fluid from an aspiration end to a discharge end. The aspiration conduit has a pump end and a dressing end. The pump end is fluidly connected to the aspiration end of the pump, and the dressing end is fluidly connected to the dressing used for covering a wound. The control circuit board is disposed in the housing, controls the pump to generate the negative pressure in the aspiration conduit, and applies negative pressure to the wound covered by the dressing via the aspiration conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: XIAMEN SUNEETEK MEDICAL EQUIPMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Po-Han Chang, Shih Hua Hsiao, Bo Cheng Huang, Chi Yuan Chen, Ting Hsuan Chung