Patents Examined by Tatyana Zalukaeva
  • Patent number: 10413702
    Abstract: A drainage catheter, comprising an elongate body member, an elongate flexible member and a hub, the hub including a base and a collar, the base an internal passageway and a side lumen and an outer surface including an engagement element and a mating surface portion, and the collar including a side lumen extending from the inner surface to the outer surface and wherein the inner surface of the collar includes a mating surface portion and a counter element, wherein the elongate flexible member extends through the side lumen side lumens, and wherein the hub has an unlocked position where the engagement element and the counter element are not engaged and a locked position where the engagement element and the counter element are engaged, the collar is tightened on the base and the elongate flexible element is clamped between the mating surface portions of the base and the collar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeff Gray, Alison Lepordo, Nathan Zamarripa, Karla Weaver, Thomas Pepin
  • Patent number: 10413441
    Abstract: The colostomy balloon plug has three parallel conduits with a combined charcoal and hydrophobic filter at one end of the largest central first conduit. The largest central first conduit is open at one end and has the combined charcoal and hydrophobic filter at its other end, for elimination of bowel gas. A shorter parallel second conduit terminates on one end in a first balloon and on a second end in a first one-way valve. A shortest parallel third conduit terminates on one end in a second balloon and on a second end in a second one-way valve. A syringe and extension conduit is selectively attached to the two one-way valves. Air, saline solution or sterilized water can be introduced from the syringe through the one-way valves of the extension conduit to inflate the two balloons about the largest central first conduit. The one-way valves prevent deflation of the balloons unless the shorter or shortest parallel conduits are cut to allow the fluid from the two balloons to exit and deflate the balloons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Incontinent Control Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Joel Weiss, David Simovich
  • Patent number: 10413440
    Abstract: An ultra-thin highly conformable arc-shaped support film for a flange extender for an ostomy bag comprises a polyurethane film having an adhesive applied to at least one of a body facing surface and an ostomy bag facing surface, wherein the film has a thickness of about 5 pm to about 100 ?m and exhibits a high moisture vapor transmission rate even compared to thin films used for film dressings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: WELLAND MEDICAL LIMITED
    Inventor: Arash Moavenian
  • Patent number: 10406077
    Abstract: A saliva collection apparatus including a funnel-shaped saliva collection unit having an upwardly extended substantially trapezoidal lip. A cane-shaped earpiece has a hooked upper portion, a linear middle portion continuously attached to the hooked upper portion, and an L-shaped bottom portion having an upper end and a lower end rotatably and removably attached to an exterior surface of the saliva collection unit. A flexible tube has a top end attached within a funnel opening of the saliva collection unit and a bottom end. A disposable flexible collection bag is removably attached to the bottom end of the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventor: Janetta Nance
  • Patent number: 10405861
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a negative pressure wound closure system and methods for using such a system. Preferred embodiments of the invention facilitate closure of the wound by preferentially contracting to provide for movement of the tissue. Preferred embodiments can utilize tissue grasping elements to apply a wound closing force to the tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: University of Massachusetts
    Inventor: Raymond Dunn
  • Patent number: 10406036
    Abstract: An apparatus for promoting the healing of an exuding wound includes a cover layer for positioning over a wound to define a reservoir over the wound. An exudate conduit having a fibrous core includes a plurality of fibers communicates with the reservoir for wicking fluids away from the wound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard M. Braga, E. David Fink, David G. Heagle, Ronald F. Vitaris
  • Patent number: 10398809
    Abstract: A suction device (10) includes a nose piece (11) that is mounted by inserting a leading end thereof into a nasal cavity, a suction pump (21) that sucks external fluid using the nose piece (11) with a suction pressure in accordance with a driving voltage, and a driving controller (31) that repeats a state of applying the driving voltage to the suction pump (21) and a state of stopping application of the driving voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Nobuhira Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10398603
    Abstract: A wound-closing dressing, which is suitable for use as part of a reduced-pressure, wound-treatment system, may include a sealing drape, one or more contracting elements, and a gripping member. The contracting element may be coupled to the sealing drape and is configured to contract when activated and to generate a closing force. A gripping member is coupled to the sealing drape and is configured to transmit the closing force to a patient's epidermis. Other dressings, systems, and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Brian Locke, Timothy Mark Robinson
  • Patent number: 10391005
    Abstract: Described is a diaper that includes an absorbent core and a chassis surrounding the absorbent core. The chassis may include a first end and a second end, the first end including at least two tabs. Each of the at least two tabs may include a fastening portion with a grip portion and a handle portion. Each grip portion is configured to removably attach to a portion of the second end, and each fastening portion may include at least one cut portion extending through an entire thickness of the fastening portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: YKK Corporation
    Inventor: Wolfgang E. Coronel
  • Patent number: 10391269
    Abstract: The nasal sprayer with multiple applicators is a liquid dispensing device with two separate applicators. A first applicator is in the form of a spray nozzle, similar to that of a conventional nasal sprayer, which is provided for atomized liquid dispensing to the nasal passages. A second applicator is in the form of a flexible tube, which is adapted for dispensing liquid to deeper regions, such as the Eustachian tube or the adenoid or sinus regions. The nasal sprayer with multiple applicators includes a receptacle for receiving a volume of a liquid medicament for intranasal treatment. A pump assembly selectively transfers a metered dose of the liquid medicament to a dispensing assembly for dispensing through a selected one of first and second ports. A spray nozzle is in fluid communication with the first port and a flexible spray tube is in fluid communication with the second port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Inventor: Meshil A. M. O. H. Al-Jarba
  • Patent number: 10390847
    Abstract: An aspiration device can be used to aspirate an obstruction from a blood vessel. The aspiration device is configured to allow controlled one-handed aspiration yet maintain a syringe plunger feel of vacuum. The aspiration device also allows one-handed injection to empty the device when needed. Furthermore, mechanisms enable one-handed locking of a plunger position of the device to maintain vacuum when the user releases the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Silk Road Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Michi E. Garrison, Sieu Duong
  • Patent number: 10391208
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatuses for providing installation therapy and negative-pressure therapy are described. The apparatus includes a housing and a moveable barrier disposed in the housing to form a dosing chamber and a pressure chamber. The apparatus also includes a therapy conduit configured to be fluidly coupled to a pressure source and to a canister. The apparatus further includes a fluid inlet fluidly coupled to the dosing chamber and configured to be fluidly coupled to a fluid source and a fluid outlet fluidly coupled to the dosing chamber and configured to be fluidly coupled to a dressing. A pressure inlet is fluidly coupled to the therapy conduit and the pressure chamber; and a check valve is disposed in the therapy conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Mark Robinson, Christopher Brian Locke, James A. Luckemeyer
  • Patent number: 10383985
    Abstract: A system for introducing a therapeutic agent into a diffusion device and for enabling evacuation of contents contained therein the diffusion device characterized as having at least one interior reservoir accessible through a penetrable external device layer comprising one or more ports installed or installable to the external device layer, and an agent delivery mechanism coupled to at least one of the ports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Oxyband Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Olivier B. Postel, Amie B. Franklin
  • Patent number: 10384042
    Abstract: An implantable drainage device is provided. The device is adapted to move body fluid from one part of the body of a patient to another part of the body. The invention also extends to a filter adapted to filter particles from a drained fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventor: Peter Forsell
  • Patent number: 10384041
    Abstract: The composite wound dressing apparatus promotes healing of a wound via the use of a vacuum pump. The vacuum pump applies a vacuum pressure to the wound to effectively draw wound fluid or exudate away from the wound bed. The vacuum pump is tethered to the wound dressing and is portable, preferably, carried by the patient in a support bag, which permits patient mobility. Moreover, the patient does not need to be constrained for any period of time while exudate is being removed from the wound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Harish A. Patel, Dianne Acheson
  • Patent number: 10383771
    Abstract: A system for reduced scarring of wounds; said system comprising: means (1) for creating an enclosed volume (3) over a wound site (2). The system further comprises: means (6, 10, 11, 12) for actively reducing the oxygen concentration within the enclosed volume at the surface of the wound to a first oxygen concentration level while maintaining an environment within the enclosed volume which is healthy for wound healing, means (4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14) for ensuring that the oxygen concentration of the gas composition of the gas within the enclosed volume at the surface of the wound is maintained below a second oxygen concentration level and above a third oxygen concentration level, and where said system is arranged such that said first, second and third oxygen concentration levels are between 1 and 16 volume percent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Hyposkin ApS
    Inventor: Jens Ulrik Felding
  • Patent number: 10376427
    Abstract: A diaper insert has a liquid impermeable external surface, an inner surface, and an absorbency area adjacent the inner surface. The absorbency area has at least one absorbent layer. The diaper insert has a distal end, an attachment end, and a midsection between the distal end and attachment end. The midsection has opposing sides that are in general mirror images to one another about a vertical line. A width of the midsection is less than or equal to a width of the attachment end, and a width of the midsection is less than or equal to a width of the distal end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: ACT Holding, LLC
    Inventors: Ryan K. Delka, Bret Delka, Joseph C. Long
  • Patent number: 10376424
    Abstract: An absorbent article includes a base-structure and an elevatable structure known as a flat-back protection feature, that is capable of rising above the base-structure during article use. The flat-back protection feature utilizes either differences in material length compared with the length of the adjacent base-structure, or elastic materials, to maintain the feature elevation above the base-structure, while the article is in an extended condition. The flat-back protection feature extends into the intergluteal cleft of a wearer during use. Embossment features on the absorbent article are used to facilitate folding of the absorbent article, enhance the functionality of the protection feature, and/or improve the ease of manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: SoHyun S. Park, JaeEun Park
  • Patent number: 10376426
    Abstract: A low-bulk disposable absorbent pant for a child is disclosed. The pant may have a belt structure formed of a stretch laminate of a pre-strained elastic film between two nonwoven layers. The belt may have a relaxed lateral size and a stretched lateral size that is at least 150% of the relaxed lateral size, the relaxed lateral size being no more than 400 mm. The pant may include one or more of waistband, leg band and supplemental elastic members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Masaharu Nishikawa, Urmish Popatlal Dalal
  • Patent number: 10376425
    Abstract: On a wearer's body contact surface of a sanitary napkin, an emboss is provided in such a pattern that a plurality of straight portions and arc-shaped portions which protrude outwardly in the direction of the width of the napkin, with the ends of the straight portions being base points, are alternately arranged. A plurality of arc-shaped portions are arranged, and thus the resistance to a leg pressure from the outside in the width direction is increased, with the result that the absorber is unlikely to be wrinkled and leakage caused by the wrinkle is unlikely to occur. The flow of a body fluid diffused from the center in the width direction toward the outside in the longitudinal direction of the napkin along the straight portion is produced, and thus the diffusion in the width direction is reduced, with the result that side leakage is unlikely to occur.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Daio Paper Corporation
    Inventor: Megumi Yoshiba