Patents by Inventor Barbara Skiba

Barbara Skiba 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: 20070074427
    Abstract: A cushioning boot for bed-ridden patients. The boot includes a thickly-padded leg engaging portion and foot engaging portion with a front opening for easy insertion of a patient foot and leg. A series of stretchable, adjustable closure panels are removably secured to the boot for positioning and inserted leg in the proper orientation and retaining it in place.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2005
    Publication date: April 5, 2007
    Inventors: Lawrence Ponsi, Barbara Skiba, Steven Brown
  • Publication number: 20060233868
    Abstract: A disinfectant delivery system and method of providing alcohol-free disinfection to a body to be disinfected, as well as a method of infection reduction by preparation of a patient before an invasive procedure. A blended cloth comprising first fibers and second fibers is provided with the first fibers generally being greater in quantity by weight than the second fibers. A disinfectant solution impregnates the blended cloth, with the disinfectant solution having chlorhexidine gluconate as an active ingredient and having no alcohol. In the method according to the invention, at least one impregnated blended cloth is used to disinfect at least a portion of a body. A plurality of blended cloths can be provided for disinfecting discrete portions of the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2006
    Publication date: October 19, 2006
    Inventors: Thomas Keaty, Jr., Barbara Skiba, Paul Hanifl
  • Publication number: 20060081486
    Abstract: A product dispensing system and a method of queuing usage of products. A plurality of layers of products, each having multiple items in separate packages, each layer having a carrier with the separate packages being secured to and extending from the carrier. The layers are assembled in a stacked orientation behind a front layer with layers behind the front layer being at least partially concealed and inaccessible. Products are used one layer at a time, and when the separate packages from the front layer are removed, the packages of the next-succeeding layer are exposed for use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2004
    Publication date: April 20, 2006
    Inventors: Ronald Klein, Barbara Skiba, Charles Rambo