Patents by Inventor Alain Tranchemontagne

Alain Tranchemontagne has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20190247553
    Abstract: A composite wound dressing apparatus promotes healing of a wound via the use of a micropump system housed within or above a wound dressing member. The micropump system includes a miniature pump that applies a subatmospheric pressure to the wound to effectively draw wound fluid or exudate away from the wound bed without the need for a cumbersome external vacuum source. Hence, the wound dressing and micropump system is portable which allows the patient mobility that is unavailable when an external vacuum source is used. The patient does not need to be constrained for any period of time while exudate is being removed from the wound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Kurt Haggstrom, Alain Tranchemontagne, Loredana Jinga
  • Patent number: 10201644
    Abstract: A composite wound dressing apparatus promotes healing of a wound via the use of a micropump system housed within or above a wound dressing member. The micropump system includes a miniature pump that applies a subatmospheric pressure to the wound to effectively draw wound fluid or exudate away from the wound bed without the need for a cumbersome external vacuum source. Hence, the wound dressing and micropump system is portable which allows the patient mobility that is unavailable when an external vacuum source is used. The patient does not need to be constrained for any period of time while exudate is being removed from the wound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Kurt Haggstrom, Alain Tranchemontagne, Loredana Jinga
  • Publication number: 20150065965
    Abstract: A composite wound dressing apparatus promotes healing of a wound via the use of a micropump system housed within or above a wound dressing member. The micropump system includes a miniature pump that applies a subatmospheric pressure to the wound to effectively draw wound fluid or exudate away from the wound bed without the need for a cumbersome external vacuum source. Hence, the wound dressing and micropump system is portable which allows the patient mobility that is unavailable when an external vacuum source is used. The patient does not need to be constrained for any period of time while exudate is being removed from the wound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Kurt Haggstrom, Alain Tranchemontagne, Loredana Jinga
  • Patent number: 8829263
    Abstract: A composite wound dressing apparatus promotes healing of a wound via the use of a micropump system housed within a wound dressing member. The micropump system includes a miniature pump that applies a subatmospheric pressure to the wound to effectively draw wound fluid or exudate away from the wound bed without the need for an external vacuum source. Hence, the wound dressing and micropump system is portable which allows the patient mobility that is unavailable when an external vacuum source is used. The patient does not need to be constrained for any period of time while exudate is being removed from the wound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Kurt Haggstrom, Alain Tranchemontagne, Loredana Jinga
  • Publication number: 20130138060
    Abstract: A composite wound dressing apparatus promotes healing of a wound via the use of a micropump system housed within a wound dressing member. The micropump system includes a miniature pump that applies a subatmospheric pressure to the wound to effectively draw wound fluid or exudate away from the wound bed without the need for an external vacuum source. Hence, the wound dressing and micropump system is portable which allows the patient mobility that is unavailable when an external vacuum source is used. The patient does not need to be constrained for any period of time while exudate is being removed from the wound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicant: TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP
    Inventors: Kurt Haggstrom, Alain Tranchemontagne, Loredana Jinga
  • Patent number: 8207392
    Abstract: A composite wound dressing apparatus promotes healing of a wound via the use of a micropump system housed within a wound dressing member. The micropump system includes a miniature pump that applies a subatmospheric pressure to the wound to effectively draw wound fluid or exudate away from the wound bed without the need for an external vacuum source. Hence, the wound dressing and micropump system is portable which allows the patient mobility that is unavailable when an external vacuum source is used. The patient does not need to be constrained for any period of time while exudate is being removed from the wound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Tyco Healthcare Group LP
    Inventors: Kurt Haggstrom, Alain Tranchemontagne, Loredana Jinga
  • Publication number: 20110295190
    Abstract: Anti-microbial wound dressings, methods of making anti-microbial wound dressings and methods of treating wounds with an anti-microbial wound dressing are provided. The anti-microbial wound dressings can include a water-soluble film-forming polymeric carrier material and a water-soluble glass-encapsulated anti-microbial agent, which is embedded within the carrier and/or coated on a surface thereof. Additional active agents useful in wound care can also be embedded in and/or coated on a surface of the carrier and/or water-soluble glass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Applicant: TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP
    Inventors: Nicole David, David Fink, Alain Tranchemontagne
  • Publication number: 20110046584
    Abstract: A composite wound dressing apparatus promotes healing of a wound via the use of a micropump system housed within a wound dressing member. The micropump system includes a miniature pump that applies a subatmospheric pressure to the wound to effectively draw wound fluid or exudate away from the wound bed without the need for an external vacuum source. Hence, the wound dressing and micropump system is portable which allows the patient mobility that is unavailable when an external vacuum source is used. The patient does not need to be constrained for any period of time while exudate is being removed from the wound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2010
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Applicant: TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP
    Inventors: Kurt Haggstrom, Alain Tranchemontagne, Loredana Jinga
  • Patent number: 7838717
    Abstract: A composite wound dressing apparatus promotes healing of a wound via the use of a micropump system housed within a wound dressing member. The micropump system includes a miniature pump that applies a subatmospheric pressure to the wound to effectively draw wound fluid or exudate away from the wound bed without the need for an external vacuum source. Hence, the wound dressing and micropump system is portable which allows the patient mobility that is unavailable when an external vacuum source is used. The patient does not need to be constrained for any period of time while exudate is being removed from the wound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Tyco Healthcare Group LP
    Inventors: Kurt Haggstrom, Alain Tranchemontagne, Loredana Jinga
  • Publication number: 20100260824
    Abstract: Articles may be formed including: at least one layer of foam, the foam layer and at least one antimicrobial agent associated with foam layer, the antimicrobial agent including PHMB, PEHMB, or derivatives thereof; at least one non-adherent layer disposed on at least a portion of the foam layer, the non-adherent layer being permeable to moisture; and a film disposed on at least another portion of the foam layer, the film being breathable to allow escape of moisture, but substantially impermeable to bacteria. Another article may include at least one layer of foam, the foam having pores of different sizes, at least some of the pores at least partially filled with at least one elutable antimicrobial agent, the pores of different sizes forming a gradient with the foam layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2009
    Publication date: October 14, 2010
    Applicant: Tyco Healthcare Group LP
    Inventors: Chirag B. Shah, Ronald F. Vitaris, E. David Fink, Scott Orr, Brian Dowd, Alain Tranchemontagne, Kate Ward, Hansen Swaniker, Harish A. Patel
  • Patent number: 7799965
    Abstract: A wound dressing includes one or more layers containing a first anti-microbial agent and/or at least one zinc-containing agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Tyco Healthcare Group LP
    Inventors: Harish A. Patel, Hansen P. Swaniker, David G. Heagle, Kate Ward, Alain Tranchemontagne, E. David Fink, Ronald F. Vitaris, Chirag B. Shah, Sharon A. Mulligan, Brian Dowd, Scott Orr
  • Patent number: 7750201
    Abstract: A wound dressing includes one or more layers containing a first anti-microbial agent and at least one of: a chelating agent, and a second anti-microbial agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: Tyco Healthcare Group LP
    Inventors: Harish A. Patel, Hansen P. Swaniker, David G. Heagle, Kate Ward, Alain Tranchemontagne, E. David Fink, Ronald F. Vitaris, Chirag B. Shah, Sharon A. Mulligan, Brian Dowd, Scott Orr
  • Publication number: 20090264807
    Abstract: A composite wound dressing apparatus promotes healing of a wound via the use of a micropump system housed within a wound dressing member. The micropump system includes a miniature pump that applies a subatmospheric pressure to the wound to effectively draw wound fluid or exudate away from the wound bed without the need for an external vacuum source. Hence, the wound dressing and micropump system is portable which allows the patient mobility that is unavailable when an external vacuum source is used. The patient does not need to be constrained for any period of time while exudate is being removed from the wound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2009
    Publication date: October 22, 2009
    Applicant: TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP
    Inventors: Kurt Haggstrom, Alain Tranchemontagne, Loredana Jinga
  • Patent number: 7569742
    Abstract: A composite wound dressing apparatus promotes healing of a wound via the use of a micropump system housed within or above a wound dressing member. The micropump system includes a miniature pump that applies a subatmospheric pressure to the wound to effectively draw wound fluid or exudate away from the wound bed without the need for a cumbersome external vacuum source. Hence, the wound dressing and micropump system is portable which allows the patient mobility that is unavailable when an external vacuum source is used. The patient does not need to be constrained for any period of time while exudate is being removed from the wound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2009
    Assignee: Tyco Healthcare Group LP
    Inventors: Kurt Haggstrom, Alain Tranchemontagne, Loredana Jinga
  • Publication number: 20070255192
    Abstract: A wound dressing includes one or more layers containing a first anti-microbial agent and at least one of: a chelating agent, and a second anti-microbial agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2007
    Publication date: November 1, 2007
    Applicant: TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP
    Inventors: Harish Patel, Hansen Swaniker, David Heagle, Kate Ward, Alain Tranchemontagne, E. Fink, Ronald Vitaris, Chirag Shah, Sharon Mulligan, Brian Dowd, Scott Orr
  • Publication number: 20070255193
    Abstract: A wound dressing includes one or more layers containing a first anti-microbial agent and/or at least one zinc-containing agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2007
    Publication date: November 1, 2007
    Applicant: TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP
    Inventors: Harish Patel, Hansen Swaniker, David Heagle, Kate Ward, Alain Tranchemontagne, E. Fink, Ronald Vitaris, Chirag Shah, Sharon Mulligan, Brian Dowd, Scott Orr
  • Publication number: 20070078366
    Abstract: A composite wound dressing apparatus promotes healing of a wound via the use of a micropump system housed within or above a wound dressing member. The micropump system includes a miniature pump that applies a subatmospheric pressure to the wound to effectively draw wound fluid or exudate away from the wound bed without the need for a cumbersome external vacuum source. Hence, the wound dressing and micropump system is portable which allows the patient mobility that is unavailable when an external vacuum source is used. The patient does not need to be constrained for any period of time while exudate is being removed from the wound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2006
    Publication date: April 5, 2007
    Inventors: Kurt Haggstrom, Alain Tranchemontagne, Loredana Jinga
  • Publication number: 20070020320
    Abstract: Anti-microbial wound dressings, methods of making anti-microbial wound dressings and methods of treating wounds with an anti-microbial wound dressing are provided. The anti-microbial wound dressings can include a water-soluble film-forming polymeric carrier material and a water-soluble glass-encapsulated anti-microbial agent, which is embedded within the carrier and/or coated on a surface thereof. Additional active agents useful in wound care can also be embedded in and/or coated on a surface of the carrier and/or water-soluble glass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2006
    Publication date: January 25, 2007
    Applicant: TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP
    Inventors: Nicole David, David Fink, Alain Tranchemontagne