Patents by Inventor Daniel L. Hedgpeth

Daniel L. Hedgpeth 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: 8790032
    Abstract: An applicator/dispenser assembly for dispensing and/or applying an adhesive material comprises: a first body portion and a second body portion, at least one of the first and second body portions being movable relative to the other of the first and second body portions; a cavity in at least one of the first and second body portions; and a piercing or breaking member arranged on one of the first and second body portions. Movement of one of the first and second body portions relative to the other of the first and second body portions moves the piercing or breaking member into the cavity. When a container of adhesive material is at least partially disposed within the cavity, movement of one of the first and second body portions relative to the other moves the piercing or breaking member to rupture the container for dispensing and/or applying the adhesive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Ethicon, Inc.
    Inventors: Julian A. Quintero, Jerry Y. Jonn, Jack Goodman, Daniel L. Hedgpeth, William M. Cotter
  • Patent number: 8376642
    Abstract: An applicator/dispenser assembly for dispensing and/or applying an adhesive material comprises: a first body portion and a second body portion, at least one of the first and second body portions being movable relative to the other of the first and second body portions; a cavity in at least one of the first and second body portions; and a piercing or breaking member arranged on one of the first and second body portions. Movement of one of the first and second body portions relative to the other of the first and second body portions moves the piercing or breaking member into the cavity. When a container of adhesive material is at least partially disposed within the cavity, movement of one of the first and second body portions relative to the other moves the piercing or breaking member to rupture the container for dispensing and/or applying the adhesive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Ethicon, Inc.
    Inventors: Julian A. Quintero, Jerry Y. Jonn, Jack Goodman, Daniel L. Hedgpeth, William M. Cotter
  • Patent number: 7306390
    Abstract: An applicator/dispenser assembly for dispensing and/or applying an adhesive material comprises: a first body portion and a second body portion, at least one of the first and second body portions being movable relative to the other of the first and second body portions; a cavity in at least one of the first and second body portions; and a piercing or breaking member arranged on one of the first and second body portions. Movement of one of the first and second body portions relative to the other of the first and second body portions moves the piercing or breaking member into the cavity. When a container of adhesive material is at least partially disposed within the cavity, movement of one of the first and second body portions relative to the other moves the piercing or breaking member to rupture the container for dispensing and/or applying the adhesive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2007
    Assignee: Closure Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Julian A. Quintero, Jerry Y. Jonn, Jack Goodman, Daniel L. Hedgpeth, William M. Cotter
  • Patent number: 6942875
    Abstract: A method of treating or preventing skin yeast infections, such as cutaneous candidiasis, includes applying a polymerizable monomer adhesive composition to an area of skin afflicted with or susceptible to a skin yeast infection, optionally with at least one of an additional anti-fungal agent or a skin care additive, and allowing the polymerizable monomer composition to polymerize to form a polymer film over the area of skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2005
    Assignee: Closure Medical Corporation
    Inventor: Daniel L. Hedgpeth
  • Publication number: 20040223932
    Abstract: A method of treating acne includes applying a polymerizable monomer adhesive composition to an area of skin afflicted with acne, optionally with at least one of an additional anti-acne agent or other active agent, and allowing the polymerizable monomer composition to polymerize to form a polymer film over the area of skin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2003
    Publication date: November 11, 2004
    Applicant: Closure Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel L. Hedgpeth, Upvan Narang
  • Publication number: 20040223946
    Abstract: A method of treating insect bites includes applying a polymerizable monomer adhesive composition to an area of skin afflicted with an insect bite, optionally with at least one of an additional active agent, and allowing the polymerizable monomer composition to polymerize to form a polymer film over the area of skin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2003
    Publication date: November 11, 2004
    Applicant: Closure Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Clark J. Kidd, Daniel L. Hedgpeth, Upvan Narang, Gabriel N. Szabo
  • Patent number: 6746667
    Abstract: A method of treating or preventing tinea pedis, commonly known as Athlete's Foot, includes applying a polymerizable monomer adhesive composition to an area of skin afflicted with or susceptible to tinea pedis, optionally with at least one of an additional anti-fungal agent or a foot care additive, and allowing the polymerizable monomer composition to polymerize to form a polymer film over the area of skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2004
    Assignee: Closure Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Ibraheem Badejo, Daniel L. Hedgpeth, Upvan Narang, William S. C. Nicholson, Andres Rivera, Mary Jo S. Rivera, Anthony Sherbondy, Gabriel N. Szabo
  • Patent number: 6705790
    Abstract: An applicator for dispensing adhesive material includes a container body holding the adhesive material and an applicator tip configured to permit improved control and economy in application of the adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2004
    Assignee: Closure Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Julian A. Quintero, Keith R. D'Alessio, Daniel L. Hedgpeth, Roy Thompson
  • Patent number: 6637967
    Abstract: An article of manufacture for dispensing an adhesive material, such as a synthetic or semi-synthetic polymerizable or cross-linkable monomer material, includes a container body, and a porous applicator tip having a proximal end that is attached to the container body, and a distal end located away from the container body, wherein the adhesive material is located in the container body in a non-contacting relationship with the applicator tip prior to dispensing the material. A flow pattern of the adhesive material within or on the applicator tip is controlled by providing one or more cuts in the applicator tip to alter flow properties of the adhesive material through the applicator tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2003
    Assignee: Closure Medical Corporation
    Inventors: John Bobo, Michael F. Brady, Jeffrey G. Clark, William M. Cotter, Daniel L. Hedgpeth, Timothy P. Hickey, Jerry Jonn, Jon Moseley, Julian Quintero
  • Patent number: 6602496
    Abstract: A method of treating or preventing tinea corporis, commonly known as ringworm of the skin, includes applying a polymerizable monomer adhesive composition to an area of skin afflicted with or susceptible to tinea corporis, optionally with at least one of an additional anti-fungal agent or a skin care additive, and allowing the polymerizable monomer composition to polymerize to form a polymer film over the area of skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2003
    Assignee: Closure Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel L. Hedgpeth, William S. C. Nicholson, Upvan Narang, Anthony Sherbondy, Gabriel N. Szabo
  • Patent number: 6595940
    Abstract: A disposable applicator includes a generally tubular applicator body having a closed proximal end and an open distal end and a frangible vial inside. The proximal end is covered by a drying swab while the distal end is covered by an applicator swab that is in open communication with the interior of the applicator body. Within the applicator body is a frangible vial containing a biomedically useful liquid composition, such as an &agr;-cyanoacrylate adhesive, a medicament, or both. The applicator is useful for applying liquid compositions to target sites such as tissue, particularly sites of topical pathology, such as stomatitis lesions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2003
    Assignee: Closure Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Keith R. D'Alessio, William M. Cotter, Upvan Narang, Lawrence H. Mainwaring, Ibraheem T. Badejo, Daniel L. Hedgpeth, Gabriel N. Szabo, Anthony Sherbondy, Joe B. Barefoot
  • Patent number: 6592281
    Abstract: An article of manufacture for dispensing an adhesive material, such as a synthetic or semi-synthetic polymerizable or cross-linkable monomer material, includes a container body, and a porous applicator tip having a proximal end that is attached to the container body, and a distal end located away from the container body, wherein the adhesive material is located in the container body in a non-contacting relationship with the applicator tip prior to dispensing the material. A flow pattern of the adhesive material within or on the applicator tip is controlled by controlling lengths of flow paths of the material through the applicator tip, forming one or more grooves in the applicator tip, providing a hollow, controlled thickness tip, and/or adding a cover surrounding at least a part but not all of an exposed area of the applicator tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2003
    Assignee: Closure Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey G Clark, Michael F Brady, Daniel L Hedgpeth, William M Cotter, Timothy P Hickey
  • Patent number: 6579469
    Abstract: An adhesive composition that contains a preservative is particularly useful as a medical adhesive and can include alkyl cyanoacrylate monomers. The preservative is preferably soluble in the monomer. The composition may optionally be sterilized by placing a mixture of a polymerizable adhesive monomer and a preservative in a container, sealing the container, and sterilizing the mixture and the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2003
    Assignee: Closure Medical Corporation
    Inventors: William S. C. Nicholson, Upvan Narang, Ubonwan A. Stewart, Daniel L. Hedgpeth, Ibraheem T. Badejo, Lawrence H. Mainwaring
  • Publication number: 20030060380
    Abstract: An adhesive remover composition and methods for removing medical grade and other adhesive compositions including, but not limited to, cyanoacrylate adhesive compositions from surfaces including, but not limited to, areas of tissue, including areas of compromised skin. The composition, which is preferably bio-compatible, includes a suitable remover compound such as an alkylester plasticizer combined with an antimicrobial preservative to protect the composition from microorganisms. A method of removing adhesive compositions includes applying the remover composition to the adhesive composition using an applicator, such as a spray applicator or a towelette, allowing the remover to interact with the adhesive composition and then removing the remover and the adhesive composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2001
    Publication date: March 27, 2003
    Applicant: Closure Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Jaime Ayarza, Ibraheem T. Badejo, Joe B. Barefoot, Daniel L. Hedgpeth, Michelle M. Knotts, Bernard Malofsky, Upvan Narang, Gina L. Spath, Wendy Y. Su
  • Publication number: 20030007948
    Abstract: A method of treating or preventing skin yeast infections, such as cutaneous candidiasis, includes applying a polymerizable monomer adhesive composition to an area of skin afflicted with or susceptible to a skin yeast infection, optionally with at least one of an additional anti-fungal agent or a skin care additive, and allowing the polymerizable monomer composition to polymerize to form a polymer film over the area of skin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2001
    Publication date: January 9, 2003
    Applicant: CLOSURE MEDICAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Daniel L. Hedgpeth
  • Publication number: 20030007949
    Abstract: A method of treating or preventing tinea corporis, commonly known as ringworm of the skin, includes applying a polymerizable monomer adhesive composition to an area of skin afflicted with or susceptible to tinea corporis, optionally with at least one of an additional anti-fungal agent or a skin care additive, and allowing the polymerizable monomer composition to polymerize to form a polymer film over the area of skin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2001
    Publication date: January 9, 2003
    Applicant: CLOSURE MEDICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daniel L. Hedgpeth, William S. C. Nicholson, Upvan Narang, Anthony Sherbondy, Gabriel N. Szabo
  • Publication number: 20030007826
    Abstract: A method of treating or preventing tinea pedis, commonly known as Athlete's Foot, includes applying a polymerizable monomer adhesive composition to an area of skin afflicted with or susceptible to tinea pedis, optionally with at least one of an additional anti-fungal agent or a foot care additive, and allowing the polymerizable monomer composition to polymerize to form a polymer film over the area of skin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2001
    Publication date: January 9, 2003
    Applicant: CLOSURE MEDICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ibraheem Badejo, Daniel L. Hedgpeth, Upvan Narang, William S. C. Nicholson, Andres Rivera, Mary Jo S. Rivera, Anthony Sherbondy, Gabriel N. Szabo
  • Publication number: 20020192011
    Abstract: An article of manufacture for dispensing an adhesive material, such as a synthetic or semi-synthetic polymerizable or cross-linkable monomer material, includes a container body, and a porous applicator tip having a proximal end that is attached to the container body, and a distal end located away from the container body, wherein the adhesive material is located in the container body in a non-contacting relationship with the applicator tip prior to dispensing the material. A flow pattern of the adhesive material within or on the applicator tip is controlled by providing one or more cuts in the applicator tip to alter flow properties of the adhesive material through the applicator tip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2002
    Publication date: December 19, 2002
    Applicant: Closure Medical Corporation
    Inventors: John Bobo, Michael F. Brady, Jeffrey G. Clark, William M. Cotter, Daniel L. Hedgpeth, Timothy P. Hickey, Jerry Jonn, Jon Moseley, Julian Quintero
  • Publication number: 20020176733
    Abstract: An article of manufacture for dispensing an adhesive material, such as a synthetic or semi-synthetic polymerizable or cross-linkable monomer material, includes a container body, and a porous applicator tip having a proximal end that is attached to the container body, and a distal end located away from the container body, wherein the adhesive material is located in the container body in a non-contacting relationship with the applicator tip prior to dispensing the material. A flow pattern of the adhesive material within or on the applicator tip is controlled by controlling lengths of flow paths of the material through the applicator tip, forming one or more grooves in the applicator tip, providing a hollow, controlled thickness tip, and/or adding a cover surrounding at least a part but not all of an exposed area of the applicator tip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2002
    Publication date: November 28, 2002
    Applicant: Closure Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey G. Clark, Michael F. Brady, Daniel L. Hedgpeth, William M. Cotter, Timothy P. Hickey
  • Publication number: 20020176732
    Abstract: An applicator for dispensing adhesive material includes a container body holding the adhesive material and an applicator tip configured to permit improved control and economy in application of the adhesive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2002
    Publication date: November 28, 2002
    Applicant: CLOSURE MEDICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Julian A. Quintero, Keith R. D'Alessio, Daniel L. Hedgpeth, Roy Thompson