Patents Examined by J. L. Krutor
  • Patent number: 4252132
    Abstract: A device for collecting a urine specimen, which is particularly adapted for females, is configured and adapted for use while the user is sitting on a toilet in the normal position for voiding. The device selectively collects the clean, contaminant-free mid-stream portion of urine. The device includes a urine specimen container releasably secured to a conduit extending from a collection exit in a urine receiving chamber. This exit is positioned in the chamber above a urine bleed-off exit adapted for removing the first portion of urine at a controlled rate. The collection exit is remote from the bleed-off exit, is shielded from urine splashing thereinto, as by a dome-shaped cap releasably secured thereover, and is below a urine overflow exit in the chamber. The chamber preferably is open topped and is supported on a hollow base within which the specimen container is disposed. An upwardly curved handle extends out from the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 1978
    Date of Patent: February 24, 1981
    Assignee: SHS Enterprises, Ltd.
    Inventor: David H. Kuntz
  • Patent number: 4250882
    Abstract: A drainage device for attachment to a portion of the skin of an individual is provided. The device comprises a flange which sealingly engages the skin and has an opening therein to overlie a wound in the skin tissue. A ring member having a channel formed therein is mounted on a side of the flange opposite that side of the flange engaging the skin. A locking clip is connected to the ring member and extends laterally between portions thereof. A drainage strip is releasably held in the locking clip and inserted into the wound so that drainage of the wound occurs. A removable cover member grippingly engages the outer wall of the ring member to prevent the drainage from escaping the confines of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 1979
    Date of Patent: February 17, 1981
    Assignee: Medical Dynamics, Inc.
    Inventor: Edwin L. Adair
  • Patent number: 4222377
    Abstract: Pressure-regulated artificial sphincter apparatus for controlling vesicular incontinence is disclosed herein. The apparatus preferably comprises a generally toroidal cuff member for constricting a vessel to be opened and closed in response to fluid pressure, a squeezable fluid supply pump bulb in communication with the cuff, and a fluid pressure regulator for maintaining substantially constant fluid pressure within the cuff. The pressure regulator preferably comprises a variable volume, distensible balloon which is in fluid flow communication with the cuff. Check valve means are provided to maintain correct fluid flow throughout the apparatus. One form of this invention includes a low pressure fluid reservoir interconnected with the fluid supply bulb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 1977
    Date of Patent: September 16, 1980
    Assignee: American Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: John H. Burton
  • Patent number: 4205682
    Abstract: A cutter to remove corneas from eyes which includes a body adapted to be placed and held on an eye and which has a rotatable carriage including a contact lens which rests against the surface of the cornea to restrict movement thereof and which has associated therewith a knife, the depth of cut of which is adjustable so that on a combination of rotation of the carriage and adjustment of depth of cut the cornea can be removed, the removed cornea having a truncated conical outer surface. The specification also describes a surgical method of removing and replacing corneas in eyes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 1977
    Date of Patent: June 3, 1980
    Assignee: The University of Melbourne
    Inventors: Gerard W. Crock, Ljubomir Pericic