Patents Examined by Jessica Arble
  • Patent number: 11992437
    Abstract: An ocular implant adapted to be disposed within Schlemm's canal of a human eye with a body extending along a curved longitudinal central axis in a curvature plane, a first strut on one side of the implant and a second strut on an opposite side of the implant, the circumferential extent of the first strut with respect to the plane of curvature being greater than the circumferential extent of the second strut with respect to the plane of curvature. The invention also includes methods of using the implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: Alcon Inc.
    Inventors: John Wardle, Andrew T. Schieber
  • Patent number: 11986583
    Abstract: An oxygenator includes: a housing; a bubble-removing hollow fiber membrane layer removing a bubble; a gas-exchanging hollow fiber membrane layer exchanging a gas with blood; and a discharge port to discharge the bubble removed by the bubble-removing hollow fiber membrane layer to the outside of the housing. The oxygenator further includes a gas permeable portion that is arranged between the discharge port and an end portion of the bubble-removing hollow fiber membrane layer, is formed by a member having gas permeability, and allows passage of the bubble removed by the bubble-removing hollow fiber membrane layer without allowing passage of plasma leaking through the bubble-removing hollow fiber membrane layer. A plasma capture chamber that captures the plasma leaking through the bubble-removing hollow fiber membrane layer is formed between the end portion of the bubble-removing hollow fiber membrane layer and the gas permeable portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shotaro Terane
  • Patent number: 11969380
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system for managing occlusions during phacoemulsification surgery. More specifically, the present invention provides a user of a surgical console an alert when a partial or full occlusion of a surgical tool causes the vacuum pressure to become greater than a predetermined pressure threshold setting and automatically reduces the vacuum pressure when the predetermined pressure threshold setting is exceeded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Surgical Vision, Inc.
    Inventors: Abraham Hajishah, Edith W. Fung, Deep Mehta
  • Patent number: 11969325
    Abstract: An absorbent article is disclosed. The article includes a topsheet formed of a section of formed nonwoven web material having an ordered arrangement of zones, each zone comprising one or more attenuated regions adjacent to one or more built-up regions, wherein the attenuated regions have a first average basis weight and the built-up regions have a second average basis weight, wherein the first average basis weight is less than the second average basis weight, the difference in basis weights corresponding to disposition of the filaments according to the ordered arrangement. The attenuated region(s) may be included within a configuration of one or more channel portions on the topsheet. Alternatively or in combination, the attenuated region(s) may be included within a hinge portion extending along a wing portion of the topsheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Arman Ashraf, Kelyn Anne Arora, Misael Omar Aviles, Lennie CruzMurphy, Antonius Lambertus DeBeer, Adrien Grenier, John Lee Hammons, Emma Lynn Sartini, Paul Thomas Weisman
  • Patent number: 11964083
    Abstract: This extracorporeal circulation cassette is provided with: a blood circuit (10) comprising a flexible tube and having a blood tube access portion set in a predetermined position in a device; a dialysate circuit (12) comprising a flexible tube and having a dialysate tube access portion set in a predetermined position in the device; a first panel (4) and a second panel (6) that are rigid and that integrate the blood circuit (10) and the dialysate circuit (12) while sandwiching the blood circuit (10) and the dialysate circuit (12) from both sides; and a window portion formed in a part of at least one of the first panel (4) and the second panel (6), disposed in a predetermined position in the device. The blood tube access portion and the dialysate tube access portion are positioned in the window portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: NIKKISO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Nimura, Yoshimichi Masuda, Masato Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 11964136
    Abstract: Medical devices for delivering a plug to a void within a patient. The medical device can include a fluid delivery device and a plug holder (e.g., a plug delivery device) coupled to a distal end of the fluid delivery device. The medical device may be configured such that the delivery of fluid from the fluid delivery device wets the plug, ejects the plug from the plug holder, and pushes the plug through a lumen of an elongate tube to a void within a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: Merit Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Fred Lampropoulos, Jim Mottola, Richard P. Jenkins, Gregory R. McArthur, Kenneth Sykes, Mark Garcia
  • Patent number: 11957829
    Abstract: A system comprises a negative-pressure source including a pump and an electric motor for maintaining negative-pressure at the wound and a pressure sensor for sensing a wound site pressure (WP). The system further comprises a system controller coupled to the first pressure sensor and the electric motor. The system controller maintains the wound site pressure (WP) within a hysteresis band by the application of power to the electric motor from a battery power source, based upon, at least in part a flow rate (FR) of fluid between the pump and the wound site as determined by the system controller. The hysteresis band including a maximum wound site pressure (WPMax) and a minimum wound site pressure (WPMin).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Daniel John Coulthard, Christopher Brian Locke
  • Patent number: 11957858
    Abstract: A wound therapy system includes a dressing an instillation pump fluidly communicable with the dressing and configured to provide instillation fluid to the dressing, a negative pressure pump fluidly communicable with the dressing and configured to remove air from the dressing, and a control circuit communicably coupled to the instillation pump and the negative pressure pump. The control circuit is configured to control the instillation pump to provide an amount of the instillation fluid to the dressing, provide a soak period, and control the negative pressure pump to provide a cyclic variation of negative pressure at the dressing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Christopher A. Carroll, Brett L. Moore, Shannon C. Ingram, Justin Rice
  • Patent number: 11938010
    Abstract: An absorbent core comprising substantially continuous zones of one or more high fluid distribution structures and discontinuous zones of fluid absorption structures surrounding the one or more high fluid distribution structures, wherein the one or more high fluid distribution structures are arranged to distribute fluid across the absorbent core at a speed that is faster than the speed of fluid distribution across the absorbent core by said discontinuous fluid absorption structures, and wherein said continuous zones extend along a path that is substantially parallel to at least a portion of the perimeter of the core, said portion of the perimeter of the core comprising at least a portion of the sides of the core and one of the ends of the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignees: ONTEX BV, ONTEX GROUP NV
    Inventors: Ainas Weber, Manfred Breu, Christel Mailinger, Thomas Heege
  • Patent number: 11938005
    Abstract: A substrate suitable for incorporation into an absorbent article for automatic detection of wetness events therein, the substrate comprising a first surface capable of being arranged proximal to a body facing side of the absorbent article and a second surface opposite said first surface and capable of being arranged proximal to a garment facing side of said absorbent article, said substrate comprising a plurality of sensor tracks disposed on said first surface wherein said sensor tracks are in electrical communication with a clip-on data processing module when connected at a position proximal to a first end of the substrate such to form a closed electrical circuit, typically for measuring resistance, impedance and/or capacitance therethrough, wherein the substrate comprises one or more slits and an insulating layer placed over said first surface to sandwich said sensor tracks therebetween, and a pocket is formed between said first surface and said insulating layer proximal to at least said first end, said poc
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignees: ONTEX BV, ONTEX GROUP NV
    Inventors: Jens Hellmold, Alissa Idelson, Lisa Heirman
  • Patent number: 11931279
    Abstract: A delivery system for placing a gastrointestinal device in a mammalian gastrointestinal tract comprises a container assembly; a gastrointestinal implant device that includes proximal and distal ends stored within the container assembly, the proximal end including an anchor and the distal end including a sleeve, coupled to the anchor and folded into the container assembly; and an inner extension to draw a portion of the sleeve from the anchor and from the container assembly as the anchor is retained therein. The inner extension comprises an atraumatic tip, such as a ball, that includes a guidewire rail. Further, a handle is provided that retains or captures an inner catheter within the handle. Within the handle is an elongated element that surrounds a portion of the catheter. A button on a side of the handle is configured to cause engagement of the catheter via the element when the button is depressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Morphic Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: James Loper, Ryan Hanlon, Andres Chamorro, III
  • Patent number: 11925539
    Abstract: A material web having a film layer and a nonwoven layer, along with methods of making the material web, are described. The material web has a plurality of micro-deformations and a plurality of macro-deformations, each of the macro-deformations having a distal end, wherein a first portion of macro-deformations has an open or partially open distal end and wherein a second portion of macro-deformations has distal ends which are configured differently than the distal ends of the first portion, and wherein the material web forms a portion of the topsheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Pietro Cecchetto
  • Patent number: 11925768
    Abstract: A method for insertion, maintenance, and removal of urethral catheters in mammals including humans includes steps for preventing or reducing the incidence of catheter associated urinary tract infections. In addition to sterile procedures currently practiced or as may be practiced in the future in connection with catheter use, the method includes the steps of applying an antiseptic, zwitterionic, and acidic skincare solution capable of preserving the stratum corneum to the perineum, meatus, and contiguous mucosa surrounding the insertion site before insertion, after insertion, periodically during the period of indwelling, in connection with any incidence of incontinence, and, optionally, before and after removal of the catheter. Application of the solution optionally is continued after catheter removal on a periodic basis until the threat of an infection associated with catheter use has passed, typically at least about five (5) to seven (7) days and up to thirty (30) days.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: AVADIM HEALTH IP, INC.
    Inventor: Stephen T. Woody
  • Patent number: 11918442
    Abstract: Garment-like absorbent articles are disclosed. The garment-like absorbent articles may include one or more nonwoven components that having repeating patterns of apertures and/or bonds. The nonwoven components may also have certain repeat unit areas, repeat unit width, and repeat unit lengths to aid in softness and to provide improved aesthetic appearance to consumers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Alizha V. Smith, Christopher S. Cameron, Nayda Liz Ramos Medina, Vanessa M. Melendez, Brittany D. Canfield
  • Patent number: 11911523
    Abstract: An embodiment includes a wound dressing comprising: a shape memory polymer (SMP) foam, including open cells, having first and second states; and a hydrogel (HG) included within the cells; wherein (a) in a first position a composite, including the SMP foam and the HG, is configured to be located proximate a hemorrhagic tissue with the SMP foam in the first state; (b) in a second position the composite is configured to be expanded to the second state against the hemorrhagic tissue when the SMP foam is plasticized at 37° C. depressing a glass transition temperature (Tg) of the SMP foam to below 25° C. Other embodiments are described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignees: LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL SECURITY, LLC, THE TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY SYSTEM
    Inventors: Duncan J. Maitland, Todd Lawrence Landsman, Tyler Joseph Touchet, Elizabeth L Cosgriff-Hernandez, Thomas S. Wilson
  • Patent number: 11911556
    Abstract: Some illustrative embodiments of an instillation assembly for treating a tissue site may include a fluid distribution lumen and a fluid hub that may define a fluid instillation pathway. The fluid distribution lumen may be defined by a first film layer and a second film layer, and the fluid hub may be positioned in fluid communication with the fluid distribution lumen. The instillation assembly may be used in combination with a reduced-pressure assembly that may define a reduced-pressure pathway separate from the fluid instillation pathway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: David Richard Mercer, Christopher Brian Locke, Benjamin Andrew Pratt
  • Patent number: 11896746
    Abstract: A blood component collection cassette that can trap a foreign object such as a blood-coagulated clot from blood components to be returned to a blood donor and a manufacturing method of the blood component collection cassette are provided. A sheet-shaped filter member (60) is arranged on a flow path (42) in a cassette main body (40) of a blood component collection cassette (28). A first tube (66) and a second tube (68) are arranged in the cassette main body (40). An inner space (51) of a filter housing unit (54a) is separated by the filter member (60) into a first space (51a) on the side of the first tube (66) and a second space (51b) on the side of the second tube (68).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masatsugu Igarashi
  • Patent number: 11883621
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, a system for treating skin includes a handpiece assembly comprising a tip and a main body portion, the main body portion comprising an interior cavity and at least one canister configured to store at least one of a treatment material and a waste material. The treatment material and/or the waste material is in fluid communication with the tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: HydraFacial LLC
    Inventors: Roger Ignon, Ed F. Nicolas
  • Patent number: 11872110
    Abstract: A negative pressure wound closure system and methods for using such a system are described. Preferred embodiments of the invention facilitate closure of the wound by preferentially contracting to exert force on the tissue. Some embodiments may utilize a clamping structure with removable sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew PLC
    Inventor: Edward Yerbury Hartwell
  • Patent number: 11857747
    Abstract: A dispenser actuator assembly (100) for actuating a dispenser (10) is disclosed. The dispenser (10) is in the form of a glass ampoule assembly (10) having a rupturable glass ampoule (12) containing a flowable material (M). The glass ampoule (12) is contained within an outer container (14) wherein the outer container (14) has a first open end (22) and a second closed end (24). The glass ampoule assembly (10) has an applicator (16) positioned in the first open end (22). The dispenser actuator assembly (100) has a base member (102) configured to mount on the outer container (14). The dispenser actuator assembly (100) also has an actuator assembly (104) operably connected to the base member (102) wherein the actuator assembly (104) has a first actuator arm (132a) and a second actuator arm (132b) each pivotally connected to the base member (102).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: James Alexander Corporation
    Inventors: James Wittes, Richard James May, Philip Blyskal, David Robinson, Jeffrey Rendano