Patents by Inventor Bethany A. Vitaris

Bethany A. Vitaris 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).

  • Patent number: 10188555
    Abstract: A cover layer for a vacuum wound therapy dressing includes a backing layer formed from a flexible polymeric membrane and an adhesive layer for affixing the backing layer over a wound bed to provide a substantially fluid-tight seal around a perimeter of the wound bed. The cover layer is reinforced with a reinforcement layer extending to a peripheral region of the backing layer to distribute forces associated with evacuating a reservoir, as defined by or within the cover, to stimulate healing of the wound bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald F. Vitaris, Bethany A. Vitaris
  • Publication number: 20160317357
    Abstract: A cover layer for a vacuum wound therapy dressing includes a backing layer formed from a flexible polymeric membrane and an adhesive layer for affixing the backing layer over a wound bed to provide a substantially fluid-tight seal around a perimeter of the wound bed. The cover layer is reinforced with a reinforcement layer extending to a peripheral region of the backing layer to distribute forces associated with evacuating a reservoir, as defined by or within the cover, to stimulate healing of the wound bed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Inventors: Ronald F. Vitaris, Bethany A. Vitaris
  • Patent number: 9375353
    Abstract: A cover layer for a vacuum wound therapy dressing includes a backing layer formed from a flexible polymeric membrane and an adhesive layer for affixing the backing layer over a wound bed to provide a substantially fluid-tight seal around a perimeter of the wound bed. The cover layer is reinforced with a reinforcement layer extending to a peripheral region of the backing layer to distribute forces associated with evacuating a reservoir, as defined by or within the cover, to stimulate healing of the wound bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald F. Vitaris, Bethany A. Vitaris
  • Publication number: 20160074232
    Abstract: A cover layer for a vacuum wound therapy dressing includes a backing layer formed from a flexible polymeric membrane and an adhesive layer for affixing the backing layer over a wound bed to provide a substantially fluid-tight seal around a perimeter of the wound bed. The cover layer is reinforced with a reinforcement layer extending to a peripheral region of the backing layer to distribute forces associated with evacuating a reservoir, as defined by or within the cover, to stimulate healing of the wound bed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Inventors: Ronald F. Vitaris, Bethany A. Vitaris
  • Patent number: 9199012
    Abstract: A cover layer for a vacuum wound therapy dressing includes a backing layer formed from a flexible polymeric membrane and an adhesive layer for affixing the backing layer over a wound bed to provide a substantially fluid-tight seal around a perimeter of the wound bed. The cover layer is reinforced with a reinforcement layer extending to a peripheral region of the backing layer to distribute forces associated with evacuating a reservoir, as defined by or within the cover, to stimulate healing of the wound bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald F. Vitaris, Bethany A. Vitaris
  • Patent number: 8152785
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a dressing for use in a vacuum wound therapy procedure to promote healing of a wound. The dressing includes a cover layer for positioning over a wound to define a reservoir in which a reduced pressure may be maintained over the wound. A portal member is mounted relative to the cover layer and defines a fluid passage for fluid coupling with a reduced pressure supply conduit for creating the reduced pressure within the reservoir. A filter screen is mounted relative to the fluid passage and is dimensioned to minimize passage of tissue particles of predetermined dimension through the fluid passage of the portal member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Tyco Healthcare Group LP
    Inventor: Bethany A. Vitaris
  • Publication number: 20090234309
    Abstract: A cover layer for a vacuum wound therapy dressing includes a backing layer formed from a flexible polymeric membrane and an adhesive layer for affixing the backing layer over a wound bed to provide a substantially fluid-tight seal around a perimeter of the wound bed. The cover layer is reinforced with a reinforcement layer extending to a peripheral region of the backing layer to distribute forces associated with evacuating a reservoir, as defined by or within the cover, to stimulate healing of the wound bed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2009
    Publication date: September 17, 2009
    Applicant: Tyco Healthcare Group LP
    Inventors: Ronald F. Vitaris, Bethany A. Vitaris
  • Publication number: 20090234307
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a dressing for use in a vacuum wound therapy procedure to promote healing of a wound. The dressing includes a cover layer for positioning over a wound to define a reservoir in which a reduced pressure may be maintained over the wound. A portal member is mounted relative to the cover layer and defines a fluid passage for fluid coupling with a reduced pressure supply conduit for creating the reduced pressure within the reservoir.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2009
    Publication date: September 17, 2009
    Applicant: Tyco Healthcare Group LP
    Inventor: Bethany A. Vitaris