Patents by Inventor Benone Tarcau

Benone Tarcau 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: 20190060104
    Abstract: Devices for insertion into a stoma formed in a patient's body are provided, comprising a tube having distal and proximal ends and defining a path for movement of waste. To retain the device in the stoma and seal the stoma, the tube includes a retention mechanism located on the distal end and/or a sealing mechanism extending along a length of the tube between the proximal and distal ends. Collection apparatus for collecting waste from a patient's body also are provided, comprising a waste pouch and a connector for connecting the collection apparatus to a device inserted into a stoma. Additionally, waste collection systems for collecting waste from a patient's body are provided, comprising a tube for insertion into a stoma and a waste pouch. Each system may comprise a separate tube and waste pouch or the tube and waste pouch may be formed as an integral, inseparable component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: Joseph A. Cesa, Nathan C. Griffith, Benone Tarcau, James Zacha, Donald McMichael
  • Publication number: 20190060105
    Abstract: Devices for insertion into a stoma formed in a patient's body are provided, comprising a tube having distal and proximal ends and defining a path for movement of waste. To retain the device in the stoma and seal the stoma, the tube includes a retention mechanism located on the distal end and/or a sealing mechanism extending along a length of the tube between the proximal and distal ends. Collection apparatus for collecting waste from a patient's body also are provided, comprising a waste pouch and a connector for connecting the collection apparatus to a device inserted into a stoma. Additionally, waste collection systems for collecting waste from a patient's body are provided, comprising a tube for insertion into a stoma and a waste pouch. Each system may comprise a separate tube and waste pouch or the tube and waste pouch may be formed as an integral, inseparable component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: Joseph A. Cesa, Nathan C. Griffith, Benone Tarcau, James Zacha, Donald McMichael
  • Patent number: 9131988
    Abstract: A device for cleaning the interior wall of a catheter has a cleaning lumen and skives as non-inflatable removal elements on the exterior surface of the cleaning lumen. Each skive has a first position when unconstrained and a second position when within the catheter. The skives self-position the device concentrically within the catheter. Suction is desirably applied to the cleaning lumen during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: AVENT, INC.
    Inventors: Alison S. Bagwell, Stephen A. Baratian, Jennifer S. Stadelman, Scott M. Teixeira, Joseph A. Cesa, Benone Tarcau, John Brewer
  • Patent number: 9108024
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an innovative retention element for use with feeding tubes for placement in a gastric lumen, desirably under direct visualization using an endoscope. The retention balloon has a shape with a recessed or concave center that provides space to accommodate the distal end of inserted feeding tubes. The retention balloon may be conical, square and half spherical and holds the stomach against the inner abdominal wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Avent, Inc.
    Inventors: Kok-Ming Tai, Alison S. Bagwell, Donald J. McMichael, Neil M. Becker, Benone Tarcau
  • Patent number: 8974399
    Abstract: There is provided a device for sampling bodily fluids. Some embodiments have a handle, a lumen, and a diverter valve. The distal end of the handle is adapted to connect with a sampling device and is in fluid communication with the lumen. There is a vacuum connection on the proximal end of the handle that is also in fluid communication with the lumen. A suction valve may desirably be located in the lumen to control the application of vacuum from the vacuum connection to the sampling device. The diverter valve directs the flow through the lumen such that a sample from the patient goes into a sputum trap when the trap is connected. The device may further have a saline port in fluid communication with the lumen, located distal to the suction valve, for rinsing the tube and diluting secretions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Avent, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott M. Teixeira, Andrew T. Baker, Brian J. Cuevas, Adrienne A. Hershey, Kok-Ming Tai, Benone Tarcau, Joseph A. Cesa, Amy G. Williams
  • Publication number: 20140090642
    Abstract: A device for cleaning the interior wall of a catheter has a cleaning lumen and skives as non-inflatable removal elements on the exterior surface of the cleaning lumen. Each skive has a first position when unconstrained and a second position when within the catheter. The skives self-position the device concentrically within the catheter. Suction is desirably applied to the cleaning lumen during use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Alison S. Bagwell, Stephen A. Baratian, Jennifer S. Stadelman, Scott M. Teixeira, Joseph A. Cesa, Benone Tarcau, John Brewer
  • Publication number: 20140094751
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an innovative retention element for use with feeding tubes for placement in a gastric lumen, desirably under direct visualization using an endoscope. The retention balloon has a shape with a recessed or concave center that provides space to accommodate the distal end of inserted feeding tubes. The retention balloon may be conical, square and half spherical and holds the stomach against the inner abdominal wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2012
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventors: Kok-Ming Tai, Alison S. Bagwell, Donald J. McMichael, Neil M. Becker, Benone Tarcau
  • Publication number: 20140088460
    Abstract: There is provided a device for sampling bodily fluids. Some embodiments have a handle, a lumen, and a diverter valve. The distal end of the handle is adapted to connect with a sampling device and is in fluid communication with the lumen. There is a vacuum connection on the proximal end of the handle that is also in fluid communication with the lumen. A suction valve may desirably be located in the lumen to control the application of vacuum from the vacuum connection to the sampling device. The diverter valve directs the flow through the lumen such that a sample from the patient goes into a sputum trap when the trap is connected. The device may further have a saline port in fluid communication with the lumen, located distal to the suction valve, for rinsing the tube and diluting secretions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott M. Teixeira, Andrew T. Baker, Brian J. Cuevas, Adrienne A. Hershey, Kok-Ming Tai, Benone Tarcau, Joseph A. Cesa, Amy G. Williams
  • Patent number: 8177819
    Abstract: System, including methods, apparatus, and kits, for expanded bone fixation with bone plates. A bone plate and an extension plate may be provided. The bone plate may be secured to a proximal portion of a humerus and overlapping the greater tuberosity of the humerus using fasteners received in openings defined by the bone plate. The extension plate may be attached to the bone plate and the humerus using (a) a fastener disposed in an aperture defined by the first end region and in threaded engagement with the bone plate and (b) a fastener received in an aperture defined by the second end region and extending into the humerus. The attached extension plate may extend from a position over the greater tuberosity to a position over the lesser tuberosity of the humerus such that the intermediate region is disposed over a biceps tendon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Acumed LLC
    Inventors: Randall J. Huebner, Benone Tarcau
  • Publication number: 20120095369
    Abstract: There is provided a device for sampling bodily fluids. Some embodiments have a handle, a lumen, and a diverter valve. The distal end of the handle is adapted to connect with a sampling device and is in fluid communication with the lumen. There is a vacuum connection on the proximal end of the handle that is also in fluid communication with the lumen. A suction valve may desirably be located in the lumen to control the application of vacuum from the vacuum connection to the sampling device. The diverter valve directs the flow through the lumen such that a sample from the patient goes into a sputum trap when the trap is connected. The device may further have a saline port in fluid communication with the lumen, located distal to the suction valve, for rinsing the tube and diluting secretions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Inventors: Scott M. Teixeira, Andrew T. Baker, Brian J. Cuevas, Andrienne A. Hershey, Kok-Ming Tai, Benone Tarcau, Joseph A. Cesa, Amy G. Williams
  • Publication number: 20100324602
    Abstract: System, including methods, apparatus, and kits, for expanded bone fixation with bone plates. A bone plate and an extension plate may be provided. The bone plate may be secured to a proximal portion of a humerus and overlapping the greater tuberosity of the humerus using fasteners received in openings defined by the bone plate. The extension plate may be attached to the bone plate and the humerus using (a) a fastener disposed in an aperture defined by the first end region and in threaded engagement with the bone plate and (b) a fastener received in an aperture defined by the second end region and extending into the humerus. The attached extension plate may extend from a position over the greater tuberosity to a position over the lesser tuberosity of the humerus such that the intermediate region is disposed over a biceps tendon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2010
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Applicant: ACUMED LLC
    Inventors: Randall J. Huebner, Benone Tarcau
  • Publication number: 20050240187
    Abstract: System, including methods, apparatus, and kits, for expanded bone fixation with bone plates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2005
    Publication date: October 27, 2005
    Inventors: Randall Huebner, Benone Tarcau
  • Publication number: 20050101961
    Abstract: Bone screws, and methods of using bone screws, for compression of a bone. The bone screw may include a head configured to exert an axial force selectively on spaced regions of the bone. The head may be fixed, rotatable, and/or slidable relative to a distal, shank portion of the bone screw.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2003
    Publication date: May 12, 2005
    Inventors: Randall Huebner, Benone Tarcau