Patents by Inventor Charles Teets Riall

Charles Teets Riall 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: 3961629
    Abstract: A surgical laparotomy pad having uniquely useful properties comprises a hydrophilic polyurethane sponge in which the sponge pores have a surfactant coating to accelerate absorption of body fluids into the pores at medically desirable rates, the fluids being retained therein by capillarity to affect removal of the fluids from the body. The sponge is flexible, and substantially free from lint, toxicity, and abrasiveness, making it particularly suitable for use in contact with raw living tissue to absorb blood or fluids, and retain tissues temporarily in position during surgical procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1971
    Date of Patent: June 8, 1976
    Assignee: American Cyanamid Company
    Inventors: Ferdinand Joseph Richter, Charles Teets Riall