Patents Examined by Tatyana Zalukaeva
  • Patent number: 10799401
    Abstract: An absorbent article having an elastic film stretchable region in which a stretch rate changes depending on the part, and a method of manufacturing the same. The above problem is solved when a stretchable region being stretchable at least in a width direction is included in a lower-torso region having a waist portion of an outer body of a front body and an outer body of a back body, and in the stretchable region, in a state in which an elastic film is stretched in a stretching and contracting direction at a stretch rate continuously increasing from a crotch side toward a waist opening side, a first sheet layer and a second sheet layer are joined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Daio Paper Corporation
    Inventor: Takashi Matsumura
  • Patent number: 10799386
    Abstract: A harness has a harness body, a belt strap, two leg straps, a small opening to slidably accommodate an aeration tube, and a larger opening to accommodate a catheter sleeve. The catheter sleeve has a length of cylindrical body which has a tapered end and a flexible end that extends though the harness body about a half inch. The one end of the aeration tube extends into the catheter sleeve cylindrical body through the small opening to provide aeration into the catheter sleeve, and the other end extends slidably through the small opening in the harness body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Inventor: Robert L. Harrison, Sr.
  • Patent number: 10799385
    Abstract: A base plate of an ostomy appliance includes a first adhesive layer and a masking element. The first adhesive layer includes a stomal opening with a center point and a proximal surface configured to be attached to a skin surface of a user. The masking element is arranged on a distal surface of the first adhesive layer and is more insulative than the first adhesive layer. A plurality of electrodes is arranged on the distal surface of the first adhesive layer, where each electrode includes a sensing part and a conductor part. The masking element is arranged between the conductor part of each electrode and the first adhesive layer. The electrodes are formed on a proximal surface of a support layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventors: Jais Ask Hansen, Lars Erup Larsen, Niels Hvid, Klaus Thoegersen
  • Patent number: 10792404
    Abstract: A surgical tissue therapy device includes a sealant layer and a collection chamber. The sealant layer functions so as to create a sealed enclosure, or space between it and the surface of a patient, by forming an airtight seal around a surgical area of skin trauma. The closed incision tissue therapy device also comprises a collection chamber, which may comprise an elongate tubular chamber with a plurality of longitudinally spaced openings. The collection chamber may be configured to be in fluid communication with the sealant layer and the area of skin trauma and functions as to distribute the negative pressure applied to a surgically closed area of skin trauma. Preferably, the pressure under the sealant layer is reduced by expanding the volume of the enclosure space and thereby decreasing the density of air molecules under the sealant layer. The collection material may comprise a material and/or a configuration that permits length changes based upon the length of the corresponding surgical wound or incision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Dean Hu, Kenton Fong, Moshe Pinto, Kenneth Wu, Craig McGreevy, Brendan Donohoe
  • Patent number: 10792184
    Abstract: A system for anal and/or stomal irrigation comprises a reservoir (102) for an irrigating liquid, a catheter (100) comprising a catheter tip for insertion into the rectum or stoma of a user and for expelling of the irrigating liquid from the catheter tip, and a tubing system (121) providing a conduit for the irrigating liquid between the reservoir and the catheter tip. A pump (101) is provided to pump the irrigating liquid from the reservoir to the catheter tip, and a control system (103) controls a flow condition, such as the amount of liquid expelled at the catheter tip. A sensor (153) determines a measure of pressure in at least one first predetermined position in the tubing system and/or the catheter during operation of the pump, on the basis of which the flow condition is estimated. The control system is configured to control the pumping operation of the pump in response to the measure of pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventors: Niels Hvid, Richard Morgan Hickmott, Rasmus Nielsen, Luigi Ravasio, David Ward, Henrik Bay
  • Patent number: 10786607
    Abstract: Illustrative embodiments of new and useful systems and methods for reduced-pressure therapy are described. One example embodiment is a manually-actuated pump for applying reduced-pressure therapy. The pump generally comprises a charging chamber, a regulated chamber, and a regulator passage between the charging chamber and the regulated chamber. A valve body controls fluid communication through the regulator passage, and a regulator spring may be engaged with the valve body to bias the valve body against a differential between a pressure in the regulated chamber and an ambient pressure. The regulator passage may have a bore size adapted deflect the valve body to cause an audible indication of a leak.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Brian Locke, Richard Daniel John Coulthard, David George Whyte
  • Patent number: 10779986
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for cleaning a stoma in a human or animal body. The object of the invention is to provide a device as described in the introduction which completely abuts the skin's surface, irrespective of the location of the stoma on the body and irrespective of the person's or animal's build. In order to achieve that object, the device is according to the invention characterised in that the circular contact edge of the container is provided with a circular flexible collar comprising at least a first circumferential edge and a second circumferential edge, which first circumferential edge and second circumferential edge enclose an air chamber when placed on the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: STOMYDO B.V.
    Inventor: Peter Jacobus Marie Cox
  • Patent number: 10779835
    Abstract: One disclosed embodiment comprises a method for treating lesions in the carotid artery of a mammalian body. The method comprises transcervical access and blocking of blood flow through the common carotid artery (with or without blocking of blood flow through the external carotid artery), shunting blood from the internal carotid artery and treating the lesion in the carotid artery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Silk Road Medical, Inc.
    Inventor: David W. Chang
  • Patent number: 10779993
    Abstract: A wound exudate management system includes a pump for generating negative pressure, a dressing for covering and protecting a wound of a user, a tube including an interior lumen, the tube disposed between the pump and the dressing such that the pump and the dressing are in fluid communication via the interior lumen. The dressing includes an adhesive layer for adhering the dressing adjacent the wound, a wound contact layer, a pressure dispersion layer, a plurality of layers of absorbent material disposed between the wound contact layer and the pressure dispersion layer, a backing layer having a first surface and a second surface, the first surface of the backing layer being adjacent, and in contact with, the pressure dispersion layer and the adhesive layer, and a flexible connector disposed on the second surface of the backing layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: CONVATEC TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: Stephen Bishop, Duncan Gilding, Bryony Lee, Shauna Powell
  • Patent number: 10772798
    Abstract: Liquid transfer devices with an integral telescopic vial adapter for use with an infusion liquid container and an initially non-punctured intact discrete injection vial. The integral telescopic vial adapter is configured for initial telescopic snap mounting on a discrete injection vial leaving its injection vial stopper non-punctured until a subsequent compaction for puncturing the injection vial stopper. The integral telescopic vial adapter includes a safety catch mechanism for precluding advertent compaction from a pre-compacted state to a compacted state. The integral telescopic vial adapter includes a clamping arrangement for irreversibly clamping same in its final compacted state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: WEST PHARMA SERVICES IL, LTD.
    Inventors: Amir Lev, Igor Denenburg, Uri David
  • Patent number: 10772767
    Abstract: A fibrin-coated wound dressing article having a flexible film layer, a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer disposed on the flexible film layer, and a fibrin powder layer disposed on a surface of the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer opposite the flexible film layer. Methods of making and using fibrin-coated wound dressing articles are included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Jason W. Bjork, Kurt J. Halverson, Alexi J. Young, Stephanie J. Moeller
  • Patent number: 10772997
    Abstract: Methods and systems for sizing fat parcels are provided. In particular, a parcelizer device that includes a container and a displacement insert or filter element is provided. Tissue containing fat parcels is passed through the parcelizer. The parcelizer can include multiple displacement inserts or filter elements. Alternatively or in addition, a plurality of displacement structures that each include one or more displacement inserts or filter elements can be provided. In general, the displacement inserts or filter elements are configured to progressively reduce the size of fat parcels included in tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Inventor: Ronald D. Shippert
  • Patent number: 10773000
    Abstract: A system, apparatus, and method for treating a tissue site with reduced pressure includes a connector having a connector body. The connector body includes a cavity and a cavity aperture. The connector also includes a conduit port fluidly coupling a conduit to the cavity. The connector further includes a base adjacent the cavity aperture that is configured to be positioned adjacent a drape. The cavity is configured to be fluidly coupled to a manifold through an aperture of the drape. The connector also includes a sensing probe having a proximal end configured to be fluidly coupled to the conduit and a distal end extending to the cavity aperture. The distal end is configured to be positioned adjacent to and in fluid communication with a manifold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Brian Locke, Benjamin Andrew Pratt
  • Patent number: 10765847
    Abstract: A single lumen catheter with extendable and retractable drains for providing improved fluid drainage and irrigation. The catheter generally includes a housing enclosing a single unpartitioned lumen, a plurality of drain ports, and a common drain. A plurality of drains provide a plurality of paths for fluid to flow between the common drain and the exterior of the housing. The plurality of drains are coupled to an internal connector within the single lumen, and are selectively movable via the internal connector and a stylet with a specially shaped end tip between a retracted position in which the drains are enclosed within the lumen and an extended position in which the drains extend through the drain ports to the exterior of the housing. Additionally or alternatively one or more elongated tools or other elements can be coupled to the internal connector and caused to move between retracted and extended positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Inventors: Ayman H. Al-Jazaeri, Hassan A. Al-Jazaeri
  • Patent number: 10765848
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for the topical treatment of pain affecting the vulvar area of the female human genital organ, a formulation for use in the device according to the invention, and a kit comprising the device according to the present intention. Additionally, the present invention relates to a method of topical treatment of pain affecting the vulvar area of the female human genital organ, said method using the device according to the present invention. The device is a layered article shaped to be placed in use inside a female undergarment and at least partially in skin contact with the female vulvar area and comprises a topical formulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: GRUENENTHAL GMBH
    Inventors: Andre Dimino, Marco Pappagallo, Michael Richardson, Franz Gerstheimer, Emilio Garcia Quetglas, Jacqueline Delfgaauw, Andreas Scholz, Johannes Niel Van
  • Patent number: 10765578
    Abstract: An article (1; 100) for collecting urine (300) and stools (400) of a user, the article having a support surface (10A) for supporting the buttocks of the user; and a chamber (20) that communicates with an opening (10E) defined by the support surface (10A) and that presents a bottom portion (22); and a spacer (10) suitable for maintaining the bottom portion at a distance from the support surface. The article has an internal wall element (23; 123) that is situated at a position vertically intermediate between the support surface (10A) and the bottom portion (22) and that is suitable for adopting a first configuration and a second configuration. In the first configuration, the internal wall element forms an obstacle for substantially preventing stools (400) from passing to the bottom while allowing communication for urine (300). In the second configuration, the obstacle is substantially eliminated so as to allow stools to pass to the bottom of the chamber (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: SWISS SAFE COLLECT SA
    Inventor: Benoit Cailleteau
  • Patent number: 10765786
    Abstract: A system and apparatus for treating a tissue site with reduced pressure and collecting fluids from the tissue site is disclosed. The system may include a reduced-pressure source, a pouch in fluid communication with the reduced pressure source, and a dressing in fluid communication with the pouch. The pouch may include a first wall, a second wall having a periphery coupled to the first wall to form an interior, and a third wall extending through the interior to form a first chamber in fluid communication with the dressing and a second chamber in fluid communication with the reduced pressure source. A plurality of filters are positioned in the third wall. The filters permit fluid communication between the first chamber and the second chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Andrew Pratt, Colin John Hall, Christopher Brian Locke, Elliott James Rider, Gareth Stephenson
  • Patent number: 10765603
    Abstract: A hydrogen-generating substance that reacts with moisture (liquid water or water vapor) in a medical substance or moisture in air introduced into a medical container is kneaded into an exterior sheet 40 of the medical container that encloses the medical substance therein. The medical container can be a bag-shaped medical container, a tube-shaped medical container, a medical container with a sealing fastener or the like. The medical substance containing moisture can be blood, an injection solution, a drug solution, a nutrient solution, a replenishment solution (an infusion solution), an instillation solution or the like. A solid preparation is preferably enclosed within the medical container with the sealing fastener. For example, the hydrogen-generating substance to be kneaded can be metal magnesium and is preferably fine-powdered ceramics obtained by firing the mixture of a hydrogen-generating substance and a mineral substance such as calcium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Naturan International Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigeki Matsumoto, Katuhiro Arai, Tsuyoshi Shiga
  • Patent number: 10758401
    Abstract: An excreta disposal device is provided, which includes a main body formed with a first disposal space opened in a hip direction of a human body to receive excreta discharged from the human body, and has a storage space formed therein. A male module, in which a second disposal space configured to receive urine discharged from the human body, is formed inside, and an opening unit opened to face the human body of the user is formed on one side of the second disposal space. The second disposal space is formed to be capable of inserting at least a part of male genitalia and is provided in the main body. A suction port is provided in the storage space and communicates with at least one of the first disposal space and the second disposal space to discharge excreta to the outside of the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: CURACO, INC.
    Inventors: Hoonsang Lee, Sung Pil Choi, Dong Hoon Lee, Byung Woong Lee
  • Patent number: 10751768
    Abstract: Presented are a method and apparatus for attachment and evacuation. The apparatus includes a housing having an opening, and a motor maintained within the housing, the motor operable to urge a fluid to pass through the opening. The apparatus further includes an adjustable element maintained within the opening, the adjustable element operable to change a size of the opening to a plurality of different diameters, and a knob moveably affixed to the housing, the knob operable to change the adjustable element to the plurality of different diameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Buffalo Filter LLC
    Inventors: Timothy Hersey, Kyrylo Shvetsov, Greg Pepe, Samantha Bonano, Joseph P. Callahan