Patents Examined by Rick Opitz
  • Patent number: 3951138
    Abstract: A device for gripping soft tissues during surgical intervention, which comprises two plates adjoining each other by way of the lateral surfaces thereof and adapted to move one along the other. The face of the longitudinal edge of one plate is provided with straight fixing needles arranged in perpendicular relationship with said face, whereas the face of the longitudinal edge of the other plate which is proximate to the face with the straight fixing needles is provided with fixing needles curved in one and the same direction opposite to the direction of withdrawal of the device from the operation wound. A clamp for clamping and immobilizing tissues and organs is composed of two halves each comprising a jaw bearing the proposed device for gripping soft tissues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 1974
    Date of Patent: April 20, 1976
    Inventor: Ernest Mikhailovich Akopov
  • Patent number: 3951151
    Abstract: The improvements, in a disposable diaper including a fluid permeable top sheet and a fluid impermeable bottom sheet bound and secured together along their transverse and longitudinal edges and having a fluid absorbent pad disposed between the top and bottom sheets and including several layers of cellulose wadding and a layer of fiberized pulp disposed between the cellulose wadding layers, as follows. The top and bottom sheets are bound together along their transverse edges by means of short, spaced, glue lines extending transversely to and spaced along the transverse edges of the disposable diaper for providing soft, flexible, transverse edges to the diaper for comfort when placed in position on the wearer. Longitudinally-extending, thin, narrow, embossed lines in the wadding layers hold the several layers together and effectively enclose the fiberized pulp layer between the cellulosic wadding layers to prevent dislocation of the fiberized pulp layer during use of the diaper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1974
    Date of Patent: April 20, 1976
    Assignee: Riegel Textile Corporation
    Inventor: Richard K. Teed
  • Patent number: 3939837
    Abstract: A folded disposable diaper having lateral margins, a front section, and a back section. The folded configuration places the diaper lateral margins into contact with each other and those margins are releasably secured to each other thereby permitting the temporary retention of the front section in the folded configuration while the back section is unfolded for application of the diaper to an infant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 1974
    Date of Patent: February 24, 1976
    Assignee: The Kendall Company
    Inventor: Glenn N. Taylor
  • Patent number: 3937211
    Abstract: A multi-purpose syringe for extracting a body fluid, storing the fluid and being adapted to be employed as the test vial for centrifugation. The syringe includes a vial and at the forward end a nozzle which is threadedly connected for sealing purposes to a cap which has a spike extending into the passageway through which blood is drawn. A threaded end cover sealingly engages the rearward end of the vial and piston rod protrudes therethrough. The rod has at the forward end a piston head provided with a rearwardly extending sleeve which is placed into sealed locking engagement with the end cover after the specimen has been introduced or drawn into the vial. The combination of the cap at one end and the cover member at the other end provides a complete seal for the container. The piston rod has two portions which can be severed from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 1973
    Date of Patent: February 10, 1976
    Assignee: Fa. Walter Sarstedt Kunststoff-Spritzgusswerk
    Inventor: Utz P. Merten
  • Patent number: 3937218
    Abstract: A protective pad adapted for being positioned on an elbow or heel of a bedridden patient for protecting against the development of bedsores. The pad includes a scoop-shaped body member of cushioning material having a concave inner surface thereon defining an elbow or heel receiving pocket, a pair of straps extending in spaced apart relation from a rear portion of the body member and being of a length sufficient to permit positioning the straps across the body member for overlyingly engaging the limb of a patient, and a pair of fasteners carried by a front portion of the body member for releasably securing an end portion of each strap to the front portion of the body member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1974
    Date of Patent: February 10, 1976
    Assignee: Medical Specialties, Inc.
    Inventor: John F. Gaylord, Jr.
  • Patent number: 3934592
    Abstract: An assembly of bridges for retention sutures to be spaced along the length of a surgical incision, each bridge having an arched configuration so as to be spaced from the incision so that the healing of the wound is facilitated while affording a physician access to the incision. The ends of each bridge do not contact the skin but are associated with respective ones of a pair of flat mounting strips positioned on either side of the incision which distribute the pressure exerted by the bridge ends from the sutures evenly over a relatively large area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 1974
    Date of Patent: January 27, 1976
    Assignee: Technibiotics, Inc.
    Inventors: Sidney Wolvek, Sol Sobel
  • Patent number: 3934584
    Abstract: A thumb operated balling gun for discharging a bolus within the throat of an aminal is disclosed. A plunger, responsive to the movement of an operator's thumb, is axially slidable within a barrel having a plurality of resilient arms extending therefrom. The resilient arms, in combination with the barrel, are particularly configured to avoid damaging the delicate tissues within the mouth and the throat of the animal. A collar, circumscribing the plunger and contacting the interior surface of the resilient arms on retraction of the plunger forces the resilient arms to open and permit insertion of a bolus within the grasp of the arms. After insertion of the bolus, slight extension of the plunger disassociates the collar from the arms, whereby the latter close upon the bolus and retain it in place. Further extension of the plunger ejects the bolus from within the grasp of the arms and into the throat of the animal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 1973
    Date of Patent: January 27, 1976
    Inventor: Nicholas N. Corio
  • Patent number: 3933158
    Abstract: Improvements in skin closures includng a device for uniting and holding separable closure members and skin portions attached thereto accurately together and to prevent separation thereof by forces which might otherwise cause the united members to separate. The subject construction also includes portions for accurately aligning and holding the separated edges of a skin wound or incision together during healing in such a way as to minimize or prevent the formation of scar tissue. The subject closures are easy to apply quickly and accurately even under adverse conditions such as in first-aid treatment during emergencies, under disaster and wartime conditions, in emergency wards, in field, forest and wilderness situations and also under more controlled conditions such as in operating rooms and doctors' offices particularly as the final step in completing a skin closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 1974
    Date of Patent: January 20, 1976
    Inventor: Charles B. Haverstock
  • Patent number: 3930506
    Abstract: A disposable phlebotomist's tourniquet comprising a flat solid, elastic band of a length sufficient, when stretched, to encircle the human upper arm and including adjacent one end a relatively non-stretchable pressure-sensitive adhesive strip protectively covered for storage by a protective liner of treated paper or the like having one end projecting beyond the end of the adhesive strip as a graspable pull tab so that the liner may be pulled away.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 1974
    Date of Patent: January 6, 1976
    Inventor: Thomas F. Overend