Patents Examined by John D. Ferros
  • Patent number: 4634425
    Abstract: A harness for a naso-enteral tube for use in patient health care, particularly for naso-enteral feeding. The harness is a thin elongated length of material, preferably cyclindrical or tubular, secured to a naso-enternal tube for a distance along the length of the tube and inserted into the patient with the naso-enteral tube. The harness then may be secured about the patients nasal septum so that the connection between the harness and the naso-enteral tube along siad distance is within the patient's nostril.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 1985
    Date of Patent: January 6, 1987
    Inventor: Jeffrey A. Meer
  • Patent number: 4630596
    Abstract: An emergency container for an accidentally amputated member, the container comprising a rigid receptacle (1) having an insulating wall, an insulating cover (2) for closing the receptacle, the cover including an opening (3), a bag (5) made of flexible material and provided to be disposed inside the receptacle, with the opening of the bag coinciding with the opening (3) through the cover, and a stopper (4) for simultaneously closing the opening (3) and the bag (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 1985
    Date of Patent: December 23, 1986
    Inventors: Patrick Hales, Jean-Pierre Laurier, Gerard Pradet
  • Patent number: 4627843
    Abstract: A guard for a right angle winged infusion needle includes an elongated trough-like body which receives and protects the needle and an end socket extension which receives and holds a finger pad bonded to the wing at one end of the needle and disposed in a plane perpendicular to the needle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 1985
    Date of Patent: December 9, 1986
    Assignee: Burron Medical Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth C. Raines
  • Patent number: 4626248
    Abstract: The replaceable cassette is integrally formed with a small primary container for fast response time when aspirating, and an integrally formed, larger secondary container into which the contents of the primary container are periodically flushed. During aspiration, the secondary container is sealed from the primary container and, therefore, has no adverse effect on aspiration response time. The primary container is located above the secondary container and the two containers are connected by a standpipe through which substances are flushed by the force of gravity in emptying the contents of the primary container into the secondary container. Although the cassette will operate with microsurgical consoles having two separate vacuum sources, only one vacuum source is required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1985
    Date of Patent: December 2, 1986
    Assignee: Storz Instrument Company
    Inventor: Gregg D. Scheller
  • Patent number: 4617014
    Abstract: A dual mode peristaltic device is provided for infusing I.V. solutions to a patient through an I.V. tube. In a first mode of operation, the device functions as a peristaltic pump and in the second mode of operation it functions like a controller. Included in the device and associated with the I.V. tube is a pressure sensing strain gauge assembly that monitors dimensional changes in the outer diameter of the I.V. tube as an indication of fluid pressure changes in the tube. The strain gauge assembly is positioned relative to the device's peristaltic means to alternately monitor fluid pressure in a patent I.V. tube upstream and downstream from the gauge assembly. In the first mode (pump mode), the device is programmed to alarm and cease operation when fluid pressure downstream from the gauge assembly reaches a preselected value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 1985
    Date of Patent: October 14, 1986
    Assignee: Warner-Lambert Company
    Inventors: Raymond E. Cannon, Ted C. Bloomquist