Patents Examined by M. A. Juten
  • Patent number: 4204532
    Abstract: The present invention describes a non-skid fenestration sheet material for attachment to a disposable surgical drape. The sheet material comprising a fibrous base web impregnated with a fluid repellent material and having one planar surface adapted to be secured to the surgical drape and an exposed outer surface treated to provide an abrasion resistant non-skid character. These qualities are imparted to the outer surface by a random array of discrete resin droplet particles in the micron diameter range covering about 5% of the total planar surface area of said web. The resin particles are of intermediate film stiffness and are effective to frictionally resist sliding movement of surgical instruments and the like resting thereon even when the sheet material is inclined at an angle about and more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 1977
    Date of Patent: May 27, 1980
    Assignee: The Dexter Corporation
    Inventors: Herbert C. Lind, Peter J. Rumore, Tadeusz S. Wysocki
  • Patent number: 4178933
    Abstract: A diaper tab stock of only two substrates provides diaper tabs that are linerless, that are refastenable, and that are of the relatively strong Y-configuration type. When tabs made from the stock are closed and reopened in the normal manner of use, part of one adhesive layer is "extractively transferred" from between the two substrate layers to another part of the diaper to thereby present a "fresh" adhesive face for subsequent refastening, such transfer occurring in the absence of any transfer of a substrate. The two-substrate construction may be formed by folding an appropriately coated originally single layer of substrate material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 1977
    Date of Patent: December 18, 1979
    Assignee: Avery International Corporation
    Inventor: Suzette B. Nemeth
  • Patent number: 4173979
    Abstract: The cover and holder device is made of a cloth material which is non-irritating to human skin and is adapted to provide a buffer between a reusable plastic urine bag which is irritating to human skin and the leg of a wearer thereof thereby to minimize discomfort to the person who needs to wear such a urine bag strapped to his/her leg. The device includes a bag portion with slits through which the straps of the bag extend and cloth straps aligned with the plastic urine bag straps to provide an underlay or buffer between them and the persons leg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 1977
    Date of Patent: November 13, 1979
    Inventor: Johnnie M. Odis
  • Patent number: 4173978
    Abstract: An inexpensive disposable antiseptic applicator swab made on a blister forming and sealing machine in which complimentary pockets are made in thermoplastic sheets to form a chamber that receives a crushable glass ampoule containing the antiseptic liquid. The thermoplastic sheets are then heat sealed, leaving an opening into said chamber, said opening being covered by a foam applicator tip through which the antiseptic liquid can penetrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 1977
    Date of Patent: November 13, 1979
    Inventor: James B. Brown
  • Patent number: 4170991
    Abstract: An accessory for a wheel chair for use by a patient seated therein and essentially a bib having a panel covering the chest and abdomen, a panel upon which the patient sits and a reduced crotch panel joining the other panels, with an absorbent pad covering the crotch panel and a unique adjustable belt to fasten the bib to the lateral upright members of the wheel chair, above the back rest of the chair, and quick attachment means for the rear lower end of the bib for connection to the standard rearwardly extending stub elements of the wheel chair frame used as pedals by attendants in tipping up the front of the wheel chair, the item being an effective patient supporting and restraining means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 1977
    Date of Patent: October 16, 1979
    Inventor: Harry Y. Kella
  • Patent number: 4170231
    Abstract: A colostomy or ileostomy set is provided which has a substantially leakproof connection between a stoma ring and a bag or irrigation sleeve. The ostomy set includes a retaining ring which can be secured to the body of a patient, the ring having a peripheral retaining recess. A bag or irrigation sleeve has a fixing ring of size complementary to that of the retaining ring, the fixing ring having a beaded or rounded internal surface which can be removably mated with the peripheral recess of the retaining ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1977
    Date of Patent: October 9, 1979
    Assignee: G. D. Searle & Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Michael H. Collins