Patents Examined by Tatyana Zalukaeva
  • Patent number: 11648342
    Abstract: Some embodiments comprise a pump assembly for reduced pressure wound therapy, comprising a housing, a flow pathway through the pump, one or more valves in communication with the flow pathway, a pump supported within or by the housing, and a one-way flow valve in fluid communication with the pump. The pump assembly can have a pressure sensor in communication with the flow pathway through the pump, and at least one switch or button supported by the housing, the at least one switch or button being accessible to a user and being in communication with the controller. The one-way flow valve can be configured to substantially prevent a flow of gas through the one-way flow valve in a direction of flow away from the pump. The pump assembly can have a controller supported within or by the housing, the controller being configured to control an operation of the pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew PLC
    Inventors: Julie Allen, Sarah Jenny Collinson, Edward Yerbury Hartwell, Derek Nicolini
  • Patent number: 11638577
    Abstract: A device and method for facilitating the collection of urine from incontinent or otherwise impaired individuals via an underwear-integrated urine specimen collection system and method thereof, wherein strategically placed semi-permeable tubing collects and retains urine from the underwear substrate and holds the urine for subsequent transfer and testing, wherein a tube-puncturing delivery member is protectively provided to facilitate the transfer of the collected urine to a sealed urine vacutainer, and wherein a microporous filter is incorporated to prevent the transfer of potential contaminants or otherwise undesirable particles into the testing specimen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Inventor: Sybil Ingram-Campbell
  • Patent number: 11638666
    Abstract: A curable composition for use in wound care comprising, apportioned between at least one Part A and at least one Part B: one or more alkenyl-group containing polymers (i) having at least one alkenyl group or moiety per molecule, one or more SiH-containing polymers (ii) having at least one Si—H unit per molecule; and a catalyst (iii) for curing by addition of alkenyl-containing polymer (i) to SiH-containing polymer (ii), Part A and Part B independently having viscosity at 23° C. in the range 5-300 Pa·s, preferably 10-100 Pa·s, at a shearing rate of 10 s?1, and when combined in one Part having cure time at 23° C. in the range from 0.5 min to 25 min, wherein when dispensed into a location about a wound dressing, said wound dressing overlying a wound site and skin thereabout, said dispensing being so as to intimately contact and overlie an edge of said dressing and skin about said edge, the composition cures in contact with said edge and skin at 32° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Inventors: Edward Yerbury Hartwell, Christopher John Fryer, Sarah Jenny Collinson, Marcus Damian Phillips
  • Patent number: 11638664
    Abstract: Devices and methods for encapsulating a portion of a wound dressing with biocompatible coating are disclosed. In some embodiments, a method includes coating a first side of a flexible wound contact layer of the wound dressing with a hydrophobic coating. The first side of the wound contact layer can support a plurality of electronic components. The method can further include coating a second side of the wound contact layer opposite the first side with the hydrophobic coating. The wound contact layer can be formed at least partially from hydrophilic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew PLC
    Inventors: Allan Kenneth Frazer Grugeon Hunt, Lee Partington, Felix Clarence Quintanar, Daniel Lee Steward, Charlotte Urwin
  • Patent number: 11633550
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for dosing liquid from a liquid-receiving element (2), in which the liquid-receiving element (2) comprises an outlet valve (1), and a dosing system is available, said dosing system consisting of a first actuating wing (4) and a second actuating wing (5), which are arranged around the liquid-receiving element (2) and can be moved in relation to each other such that they compress the liquid-receiving element (2), a mechanical dosing stop being available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: F+K Innovationen Gmbh & Co. KG
    Inventor: Karl-Heinz Fuchs
  • Patent number: 11628085
    Abstract: Fecal management methods and apparatuses (e.g., devices, systems, etc.) may apply one or more fecal removal cycles of suction and irrigation (and in some examples air) to actively remove fecal material. The apparatus may control the timing of delivery of the fecal removal cycles as well as the parameters of the applied suction, irrigation and/or air within and between fecal removal cycles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Assignee: CM Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Amit Kumar Sharma, Nishith Chasmawala, Geetika Garg, Shreyas Dighe
  • Patent number: 11617397
    Abstract: A wearable article includes a front and back elastic belts, a crotch region, a waist opening, and leg openings. Each elastic belt is a laminate having an inner sheet, an outer sheet, and an elastic member. Elastic adhesive bonding continuously bonds the elastic member for at least about 10 mm in the direction of stretch adjacent the side edges of the belts. A discrete patterned adhesive bonding is applied to at least one of the inner and outer sheets to intermittently bond the inner and outer sheets. The discrete patterned adhesive bonding extends substantially along the transverse direction between the elastic adhesive bonding, and substantially along the longitudinal direction between the distal and proximal edges of the elastic belts. The same adhesive agent provides the elastic adhesive and discrete patterned adhesive bonding. Heat bonds form side seams, and the remainder of the laminate is free of heat bonds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Shiqiao Li, Ruizhi Pei, Kaoru Ishihara, Koichi Morimoto, Xuechun Wang, Ling Tong, John Andrew Strasemeier, Vanessa Marie Melendez, Monica Renee Tournoux
  • Patent number: 11612512
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a system for determining and signalling moisture propagation in an adhesive material layer of a base plate and/or a sensor assembly part for an ostomy appliance. The disclosure further relates to aspects of a base plate and/or a sensor assembly part for an ostomy appliance and its use in such a system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventors: Jais Ask Hansen, Finn Speiermann, Niels Hvid, Lars Erup Larsen
  • Patent number: 11614170
    Abstract: A new system for negative pressure wound therapy is described. The system includes a patient tube set connecting the wound dressing to the suction container. The patient tube set provides separate channels for applying suction to the wound site and sensing the therapeutic pressure at the wound site. A restrictor valve may also be included in order to introduce a small air leak into the system to prevent occlusions in the patient tube set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignee: Innovative Therapies, LLC
    Inventors: David Malcolm Tumey, Tianning Xu, Alan John Martin, Brent Lee Burchfield, Raymond Reade Harpham
  • Patent number: 11612511
    Abstract: The present disclosure disclosed a device and a method for cleaning excrements. The device comprises a cleaning machine, an outer cover an inner body. The outer cover is wearable to a person and is coupled to the inner body. The inner body comprises at least one sensor and a cleaning assembly. The sensor is configured for sensing excrement and triggering the cleaning machine to collect the excrement through the tube. The cleaning assembly is connected to the cleaning machine and is configured for cleaning the person. The method comprises acts of cleaning excrement based on the modes and the excrement sensed result. Therefore, the present disclosure is able to assist people without autonomy to clean up excrements in a comfortable manner without others help.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Inventor: Chin-Hsuan Ho
  • Patent number: 11607342
    Abstract: A dressing for treating a tissue site with negative pressure may comprise a cover having an adhesive, a manifold, a perforated polymer film, and a perforated silicone gel having a treatment aperture. The cover, the manifold, the perforated polymer film, and the perforated silicone gel may be assembled in a stacked relationship with the cover and the perforated silicone gel enclosing the manifold. The perforated polymer film may be at least partially exposed through the treatment aperture, and at least some of the adhesive may be exposed through the perforated silicone around the treatment aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Brian Locke, Timothy Mark Robinson
  • Patent number: 11607334
    Abstract: A base plate for an ostomy appliance, the base plate (4) comprises a top layer (208) defining a base plate plane; a first adhesive layer (200) adapted to adhere the base plate (4) to peristomal skin of a user; an electrode assembly (204); and a monitor interface (207) configured to electronically connect with the electrode assembly (204), where the monitor interface (207) comprises a coupling part (210) configured to form a releasably mechanically and/or electronically coupling between the base plate (4) and a monitor device (6); the coupling part (210) is configured to engage and/or disengage with the monitor device (6) allowing the monitor device (6) to be coupled to the base plate by a motion in a direction corresponding to an acute angle of 45 degrees or less relative to the base plate plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventors: Jais Ask Hansen, Lars Erup Larsen, Niels Hvid, Lars Molzen, Torben Holst Nielsen, Lisbeth Grenaae Jeppesen
  • Patent number: 11596554
    Abstract: Connectors and devices for flexible negative pressure systems are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Inventors: Robert Gordon Maurice Selby, Steven Paul Gowers, Simon John Waddelow, Marcus David Atkin, Bryony Lee, Duncan Gilding, Stephen Bishop
  • Patent number: 11596558
    Abstract: An article including a front region, a back region, and a chassis. The chassis may include an absorbent core having a front end edge and a back end edge. The front region and the back region may extend laterally outward beyond side edges of the chassis. The front region and the back region may abut to form a first seam and a second seam. At least one of the front region and the back region may include an elastic member. A first outer nonwoven layer of the front region and a second outer nonwoven layer of the back region may be folded to form an upper edge in the front and back regions such that a distal end of each of the first and second outer nonwoven layer may be disposed between the upper edge and the front and back end edges of the absorbent core, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Gregory Ashton, Eiro Fukuda, Eric Patton Weinberger, Daniel Clark Buchner
  • Patent number: 11596788
    Abstract: An exemplary apparatus, can include, for example, a circulating tumor cell (CTC) treatment arrangement, a pump arrangement configured to circulate a fluid through the CTC treatment arrangement, and an electric field generator electrically connected to the CTC treatment arrangement, and configured to apply an electric field to the fluid circulating through the CTC treatment arrangement. The pump arrangement can be a peristaltic pump, which can be configured to continuously circulate the fluid through the CTC treatment arrangement. According to another exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure, method, system and computer-accessible medium can be provided for killing at least one circulating tumor cell (CTC). Using such exemplary embodiment, blood can be pumped from a body of a patient to an electroporation chamber inside of a CTC treatment arrangement. An electric field can be applied to the blood located in the electroporation chamber in order to kill the CTC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Inventors: Govindarajan Srimathveeravalli, Stephen Barnett Solomon
  • Patent number: 11590325
    Abstract: The utility model discloses a urinary catheter for women and peristaltic pump, which comprises a body tube with an inner surface and an outer surface, and further comprises an external urethral orifice fixing part which can at least sleeve the catheter tip end inside when applied, a flexible urethral guide part, a urinary catheter driving part sleeved with the cylindrical body of the external urethral orifice fixing part, a hydrophobic part for leakage stop at the urinary outlet of the urinary catheter, a thin segment, a pump tube, a tube bed and other special structures for dilating the narrowed part of the urethra, which not only eliminate the defect of the traditional “non-guided suspended placement” in a safe mode of “US-guided adjacent placement” and completely avoid contamination of the urinary catheter by the periurethral tissue, but also avoid the injury of urethral intima caused by urethral stricture in the placement procedure to the greatest extent; avoid contamination of the urinary catheter outlet
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: BIOXIN MEDICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Dongsheng Dong
  • Patent number: 11583451
    Abstract: The invention relates to a unit for hemostasis. The unit is configured to be directly applied to a bleeding wound and comprises an envelope enclosing an inner space as well as an effective amount of a hemostatic material disposed within the inner space. Furthermore, the invention relates to an arrangement of two or more such units for hemostasis, the units being coupled to each other. Moreover, the invention relates to a method for producing an arrangement of units for hemostasis. In accordance with the method, an effective amount of a hemostatic material is disposed within an interior region of a starting material, and neck regions are formed on both sides of the charge so as to form an envelope enclosing the charge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Inventors: Alexander Jacobs, Frank Heidenau
  • Patent number: 11571324
    Abstract: An ostomy pouch includes an outer wall (12) having an inlet opening (24) and a filter (20), the outer wall defining an interior volume (14), an internal wall structure (16) disposed within the interior volume, a one-way valve (22) connected to the internal wall structure, and a path (18) formed by the internal wall structure, the path having an opening (28) at one end and the one-way valve at another end, wherein the filter is positioned within the path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: Hollister Incorporated
    Inventors: William Givens, Adel M. Sadik
  • Patent number: 11571503
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of adding an anticoagulant to the blood of a patient, wherein the addition takes place in the form of a bolus, wherein the bolus application time B depends on the values TBV and CO, with TBV representing the blood volume of the patient and CO the cardiac output of the patient. The present invention furthermore relates to an apparatus for adding a coagulant to the blood of a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Inventors: Gerhard Wiesen, Reiner Spickermann
  • Patent number: 11564690
    Abstract: A method of producing an arteriovenous (AV) fistula includes producing an anastomosis between a primary blood vessel (e.g., a vein) and a secondary blood vessel (e.g., an artery). A collateral (or competing) blood vessel in fluid communication with one of the primary blood vessel or the secondary blood vessel is identified. A reversible flow restrictor is then applied to the collateral blood vessel to reduce a blood flow rate through the collateral blood vessel. In some embodiments, the anastomosis can be produced percutaneously. In some embodiments, the reversible flow restriction (or a portion thereof) can be removed from the collateral blood vessel. In other embodiments, the reversible flow restriction (or a portion thereof) can be adjusted to allow increased blood flow therethrough while within the collateral blood vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: AVENU MEDICAL, INC
    Inventor: Brad M. Kellerman