Patents Examined by Keri J Nelson
  • Patent number: 10413700
    Abstract: A procedure kit that removably retains components to be used during a medical procedure, such as the insertion of a catheter into a patient, is disclosed. The procedure kit is securable to a surface or structure such that the kit is positioned as desired by the clinician, thus minimizing chances that the kit will fall to the ground or undesirably move. In one embodiment, the procedure kit comprises a body defining a plurality of pockets that are sized to removably receive therein components for use in the medical procedure, an openable flap that covers at least a portion of the pockets; and an adhesive portion included on a portion of the body to enable the procedure kit to be secured to a structure or surface proximate to the patient, such as the sterile drape covering the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Martha R. Wiley, Heather R. Murphy, Angela D. Grosklags, Eddie K. Burnside, Kelly J. Christian, Bradley W. Zentgraf, Russell L. Bjorklund
  • Patent number: 10413696
    Abstract: A medical headgear is disclosed having a flexible band having an inner surface and an opposite outer surface. The band includes a non-stretch central portion having a first side and an opposite second side, a first elastic portion connected to the first side, and a second elastic portion connected to the second side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Neatcap, LLC
    Inventors: Fred M. Kimock, Zachary Rambo, Benjamin J. Kimock, Andrew Unger, Edward G. Thear, Gayle H. Thear
  • Patent number: 10406015
    Abstract: The invention relates to a patient stabilization and transport aid (1) having two triangular sections (3, 4) made of a flexible material, wherein the sections (3, 4) are attached to one another along a connecting line (5) on one side (A) of the triangle, wherein a handle-reinforcing strip (6), in particular in the form of a belt band, is engaged in a releasable connection (7, 8) with the triangular sections (3, 4) along the connecting line (5), and handle loops (91, 92) are present on the ends (61, 62) of the handle-reinforcing strip (6) protruding beyond the tips (21 and 22; 31 and 32) of the triangular sections (2, 3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: X-CEN-TEK GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Andreas Harms, Thomas Busch
  • Patent number: 10406055
    Abstract: Devices and methods for positioning a patient's leg during a leg or knee operation by employing a novel surgical leg positioning device. The device has a low profile so that it can remain under sterile surgical drapes during an operation, and prevents the leg from moving out or up. Large, easy to access, buttons are provided to allow the surgical leg positioning device to be manipulated while under sterile surgical drapes so that it may be moved when no longer needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: ARTHREX, INC.
    Inventor: Thomas R. Carter
  • Patent number: 10406347
    Abstract: A system for wound treatment includes adjunctive wound therapy devices and substrates comprising multiple first reservoirs and multiple second reservoirs. Selected ones of the multiple first reservoirs include a reducing agent, and first reservoir surfaces of selected ones of the multiple first reservoirs are proximate to a first substrate surface. Selected ones of the multiple second reservoirs include an oxidizing agent, and second reservoir surfaces of selected ones of the multiple second reservoirs are proximate to the first substrate surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Vomaris Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffry Skiba, Inder Raj S. Makin
  • Patent number: 10398583
    Abstract: An appliance for application to the human body for injury prevention, rehabilitation, support, to enhance strength, and to improve posture. The claimed invention may provide an applicator of a relatively elastic material having a first portion for attachment to a first insertion point of a muscle and a second portion for attachment to a second insertion point of the muscle to provide support to the injured muscle. Alternatively, the claimed invention may provide a central portion for attachment to an injured area and any number of extension portions for attachment to the surrounding tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: PERFECT CROSS, LLC
    Inventors: Rich Protasiewicz, William Anderson, Gail Nichols
  • Patent number: 10398427
    Abstract: Methods and devices are disclosed for manipulating the tongue. An implant is positioned within at least a portion of the tongue and may be secured to other surrounding structures such as the mandible and/or hyoid bone. In general, the implant is manipulated to displace at least a portion of the posterior tongue in an anterior or lateral direction, or to alter the tissue tension or compliance of the tongue. Methods and devices for adjusting a glossopexy system are also disclosed. Adjusting a distance between two body-engaging structures can be performed without disengaging a tether from either of the body-engaging structures in some embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Dineen, Mark Hirotsuka, Jasper Jackson, Andrew Frazier, Chad Roue, Erik van der Burg
  • Patent number: 10390990
    Abstract: A mandibular protrusion device which comprises a maxillary dental tray, a mandibular dental tray and at least two lateral links. Each one of the lateral links has a first end removably engageable with the maxillary dental tray and a second end removably engageable with the mandibular dental tray. The maxillary dental tray, mandibular dental tray and the lateral links have complementary male and female members configured to be engageable and disengageable from one another in at least one engagement/disengagement configuration that is not reached when the device is worn or in normal use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Panthera Dental Inc.
    Inventor: Florent Miquel
  • Patent number: 10391332
    Abstract: The present invention provides a kit for immobilization of a patient body part for radiotherapy applications. The kit includes two moldable thermoplastic sheets, a lower sheet for covering the anatomical contours of a first area of the body part and an upper sheet for covering the anatomical contours of a second area of the body part which is not covered by the lower sheet. The upper and lower sheets form a double shell mask enclosing the body part. The sheets may be connected and retained by a fixation device. The sheets have different physical and visual properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Inventor: Reginald Nieberding
  • Patent number: 10383757
    Abstract: Provide a correcting device capable of being placed onto a nail without applying an excessive force to the nail or of being properly applicable for correcting nails having different sizes. The correcting device includes a left arm and a right arm, each having an engageable part disposed on a free end so as to be engageable with a side edge of a nail; and a fulcrum member disposed between the left and right arms and having a lower end serving as an abutting part for contact with the nail. The fulcrum member includes a shaft part combined with the base member so as to be vertically movable with respect to the base member by screw movement, a movable member combined with the shaft part so as to be vertically movable with respect to the shaft part and having the abutting part under the shaft part, and an urging member interposed between the shaft part and the movable member so as to urge the movable member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: SHIKAHAMA CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shigeru Shikahama
  • Patent number: 10383763
    Abstract: A thermal digit wrap system includes a thermal digit wrap assembly having a first edge having at least one loop mated fastener strip, a second edge, a third edge having at least one hook mated fastener strap, a fourth edge; a top side; a bottom side; and an interior volume having at least one cooling gel located between the top side and the bottom side. The thermal digit wrap assembly is structured and arranged to enable it to act in a capacity of a splint and immobilizes an injured digit. The thermal digit wrap system provides an isolated cold-pack via cooling gel to reduce swelling and pain following an injury to the digit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventor: Marisela Leon
  • Patent number: 10369037
    Abstract: An orthotic device including a frame assembly and a support structure. The frame assembly includes at least one frame having a first frame opening and a second frame opening. The support structure assembly includes at least one support structure supported by the at least one frame. The at least one support structure includes a mounting portion; a slide engagement member supported by the mounting portion configured to engage the first frame opening; and, at least one snap engagement member supported by the mounting portion configured to engage the second frame opening. The slide engagement member and the at least one snap engagement member are integrally formed with the mounting portion. In another embodiment the orthotic device includes a latch mechanism including a lever assembly, a draw bar, a chafe, a catch, and a first snap fit ledge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Inventors: Masood Siddiqui, Michael S. Skahan, Kevin R. Lunau
  • Patent number: 10363186
    Abstract: A modular, deformable, repositionable, cushioned gentle cushioned, resistive infant positioning system and method for use with infants is provided that includes first and second tubular pillows each having two longitudinally-elongated chambers adjoined at a first and second pillow lateral flexure-enabling element, respectively, and a third compact pillow. The second tubular pillow is preferably wider than the first tubular pillow and includes two straps. Methods of using the three pillows of the cushioned, resistive infant positioning system are presented that provide positioning, calming, and/or the prevention and/or the correction of head shape deformations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Inventor: Lisa Bader
  • Patent number: 10357390
    Abstract: An orthosis for supporting a human ankle joint is described. The orthosis may include a foot section and a tibial section, with a tensioning mechanism configured to adjust the tension between the foot section and the tibial section in order to change the range of motion of the joint. Methods for assembling and using an orthosis are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Inventors: Donald McGovern, Wesley Quigley
  • Patent number: 10342693
    Abstract: A chin support for an infant comprising thin, flexible support sections applicable to infant facial zones spaced below the ears, first flexible support straps extending sidewardly between the support sections between and over upper and lower chin zones, below mouth level, and second flexible support straps extending upwardly and rearwardly of ear zones and to upper head zones, for chin retention, with balanced force exertion, there being a crescent shape gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Neotech Products LLC
    Inventors: Sara J. Dimmitt, Craig R. McCrary
  • Patent number: 10342628
    Abstract: Surgical incise drapes including incision edge protectors are described. Methods of protecting the exposed edges of a surgical incision are also discussed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew T. Scholz, Nicholas R. Powley, Ranjani V. Parthasarathy
  • Patent number: 10342632
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present disclosure relates to a head fixation apparatus including a number of support posts, and a curved ring portion including a number of connectors configured to adjustably and releasably mount support posts on the lower ring portion, such that the support posts are selectively mounted to a subset of the connectors in a customized arrangement for a patient. The apparatus may include a ring mount configured for fixation to a platform, including a curved channel substantially matching a curvature of the curved ring portion, and a mount locking mechanism for locking the curved ring portion within the channel of the ring mount. The curved ring portion may be configured to rotate within the channel of the ring mount while the ring mount is fixed to the platform, an angular head position of the patient being selectably adjustable while the patient is laying on the platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Inventors: Eric Andrews, Mark Grant, Brooke Ren, Richard Tyc
  • Patent number: 10335311
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to an anti-snoring device. The anti-snoring device of the present disclosure includes an elastic, adhesive sheet for gently drawing the mouth of a user to a substantially closed position while the anti-snoring device is worn by the user. The elastic adhesive sheet is attached via adhesive backing to the user's skin and extends from just below the user's nose to just below the user's chin. A breathing tube of the anti-snoring device extends through the adhesive sheet and into the user's mouth to enable the user to breathe through their mouth while the elastic sheet maintains the user's mouth in a substantially closed position. The end of the breathing tube that is mounted to the adhesive sheet terminates at the side of the adhesive sheet oriented away from the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Inventor: Barry I. Altman
  • Patent number: 10327941
    Abstract: Cervical neck brace comprises an anterior brace element, and a posterior brace element which is engaged or engagable with the anterior brace element. The anterior brace element is positionable anteriorly on a user to extend across a cervical vertebral region, and the posterior brace element is positionable posteriorly on the user to extend across the cervical vertebral region. The posterior brace element is a sheet including a central support, an occipital support, and two activation arms, which are hingably connected to the central support. The posterior brace element has a first storage condition and a second in-use condition. A posterior cervical neck brace device and a method of supporting a vertebral region of a user are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventors: Karina Torlei, Michael Hillman, Jonathan Benger
  • Patent number: 10322052
    Abstract: In one example, an apparatus for positioning a patient's forearm during a medical procedure has a main panel portion, an extended panel portion and a base panel portion. The main panel portion has an inner surface and an outer surface, a first longitudinal side edge, a second longitudinal side edge, a first latitudinal side edge and a second latitudinal side edge. The extended panel portion has panel portion having a proximal end edge and a distal end edge, and an inner surface, wherein said distal end edge forms an angled configuration with said main panel portion for positioning the patient's left forearm and wrist suitably for receiving an arterial catheter. The base panel portion has a first longitudinal side edge and a second longitudinal side edge, wherein said first longitudinal side edge of said base panel portion extends generally perpendicularly outward from said second longitudinal side edge of said main panel portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Inventors: Carmelo Panetta, Yunxing Liu