Patents by Inventor Gerald Moss

Gerald Moss 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: 9301903
    Abstract: A multi lumen gastrointestinal catheter is disclosed. The multi-lumen gastrointestinal catheter has a flexible partition separating a feeding and an aspiration channel. A third smaller inflation channel is positioned within the outside exterior wall at the site of the flexible partition to avoid kinking at the inflation channel site, without need to re-enforce the weakened wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Inventor: Gerald Moss
  • Patent number: 9168205
    Abstract: A gastrointestinal catheter having feeding and suction channels in close proximity. The gastrointestinal catheters may have a controlled leak via a recirculation feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Inventor: Gerald Moss
  • Publication number: 20150272831
    Abstract: A multi lumen gastrointestinal catheter is disclosed. The multi-lumen gastrointestinal catheter has a flexible partition separating a feeding and an aspiration channel. A third smaller inflation channel is positioned within the outside exterior wall at the site of the flexible partition to avoid kinking at the inflation channel site, without need to re-enforce the weakened wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Inventor: Gerald Moss
  • Publication number: 20150105717
    Abstract: A gastrointestinal catheter having feeding and suction channels in close proximity. The gastrointestinal catheters may have a controlled leak via a recirculation feature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: Gerald Moss
  • Publication number: 20150080858
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a catheter includes wrapping a sheet of material having an inner adhesive layer around a reinforcement member. The catheter manufactured is a resilient tube having a channel extending therethrough. The resilient tube has an adhesive inner layer and a bendable reinforcement member which extends through the channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Gerald Moss
  • Patent number: 8409169
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a catheter includes positioning a resilient tube in a vacuum tube. An outer periphery of the resilient tube is sealed to the vacuum tube so a vacuum region can be formed therebetween. A dimension of a channel of the resilient tube is adjustable in response to adjusting the pressure of the atmosphere of the vacuum region. The dimension of the channel is adjusted so that a reinforcement member can be positioned therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Inventor: Gerald Moss
  • Publication number: 20120283627
    Abstract: A method is provided in which continuous suction alternately removes fluid through an aspiration lumen from the stomach and adjacent small intestine and returns the fluid with gravity a short distance downstream. The only aspirate permanently discarded is that volume of inflow to the feeding site that momentarily exceeded peristaltic outflow. Feeding is also continuous, which allows for a smaller and more comfortable feeding tube. This frequent aspiration and feeding serves to provide the maximum safe nutrition, while preventing overfeeding and its associated risks of intestinal distention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2011
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Inventor: Gerald Moss
  • Publication number: 20090149834
    Abstract: An enteral feeding catheter includes inner and outer layers of tubes and a spring positioned between them. The inner and outer tubes are coupled together so that the spring is held between them. The spring includes a helical wire and the distance between each adjacent coil is driven to equal the thickness of the wire. The combined thickness of the first and second tubes is less than or equal to the thickness of the wire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2007
    Publication date: June 11, 2009
    Inventor: Gerald Moss
  • Publication number: 20060270970
    Abstract: A decompressing and feeding method and system for safely feeding in the gastrointestinal tract of a recovering patient may continuously aspirate from the stomach and/or other portions of the digestive tract and feed at a rate commensurate with the ability of the intestines to absorb fluids including nutrient. Air is also aspirated in the process so that neither air nor excess fluids cause distension in the gastrointestinal tract. An aspirate including digestive juices and nutrients from the stomach may be filtered and continuously refed together with unused feeding material into the gastrointestinal tract at a location that more efficiently moves and digests the food.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2005
    Publication date: November 30, 2006
    Inventor: Gerald Moss
  • Patent number: 7048727
    Abstract: A decompressing and feeding device for safely feeding in the gastrointestinal tract of a recovering patient continuously aspirates and feeds at a rate commensurate with the ability of the intestines to absorb fluids including nutrient. Air is also aspirated in the process so that neither air nor excess fluids cause distension in the gastrointestinal tract. Digestive juices and nutrients that are aspirated are continuously refed together with unused feeding material into the gastrointestinal tract at a location that more efficiently moves and digests the food. The device may include two aspirate reservoirs to which and from which aspirate is alternatingly and continuously transferred. To provide the continuous and alternating flow, a solenoid valve and timer switch device is provided. Alternatively, a device is provided with a single aspirate reservoir to which and from which aspirate is continuously transferred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2006
    Inventor: Gerald Moss
  • Patent number: 6949092
    Abstract: A decompressing and feeding device for safely feeding in the gastrointestinal tract of a recovering patient continuously aspirates and feeds at a rate commensurate with the ability of the intestines to absorb fluids including nutrient. Air is also aspirated in the process so that neither air nor excess fluids cause distension in the gastrointestinal tract. Digestive juices and nutrients that are aspirated are continuously refed together with unused feeding material into the gastrointestinal tract at a location that more efficiently moves and digests the food. The device may include two aspirate reservoirs to and from which aspirate is alternatingly transferred. To provide the continuous and alternating flow, a solenoid valve and timer switch device is provided. Alternatively, a device with a single aspirate reservoir to which and from which aspirate is transferred can be used. A feeding and aspirating tube assembly having a plurality of separable lumens can be incorporated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2005
    Inventor: Gerald Moss
  • Patent number: 6659974
    Abstract: The present invention provides a single lumen gastro-intestinal tube for use in both delivering nutrition into the gastro-intestinal tract and aspirating excess materials from the gastro-intestinal tract. The single lumen tube may be delivered into the gastro-intestinal tract transnasally or surgically. The single lumen tube in accordance with the present invention includes a one-way valve which permits nutrition or other fluids to flow out of the tube and into the gastro-intestinal tract but which closes to prevent materials from being aspirated from the gastro-intestinal tract through the one-way valve. The single lumen tube also includes aspiration pores located proximately from the one-way valve. The aspiration pores perform the aspiration of air and excessive materials from the gastro-intestinal tract. Preferably, the aspiration pores are sized so as to filter any solids present in the gastro-intestinal tract from the aspirated material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2003
    Inventor: Gerald Moss
  • Patent number: 6447472
    Abstract: In accordance with the present invention, a pump apparatus for use in conjunction with the feeding and aspiration of a patient's gastro-intestinal tract is provided. In accordance with the present invention, an apparatus and method are provided in which the aspiration of excessive material and air from a patient's gastro-intestinal tract proceeds until the flow of aspirate ceases. A flow detector determines when aspirate flow has ceased. Aspirate removed from the gastro-intestinal tract is retained for subsequent return to the patient for absorption to prevent dehydration. After the aspiration is concluded, material aspirated from the intestine and additional nutrition or fluids are introduced into the gastro-intestinal tract for absorption by the intestine. After an optional delay to allow for the absorption of materials by the intestine, the aspiration cycle resumes. This frequent aspiration serves to prevent overfeeding and its associated risks of intestinal distention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2002
    Inventor: Gerald Moss
  • Patent number: 5601571
    Abstract: A fastener implanting device used to implant a head portion of a "T" or "H"-shaped fastener within a body. The device has a needle portion and a grip portion. The needle portion encloses a longitudinally displaceable slide mechanism which is adapted to engage and eject the head portion of a fastener disposed within a slotted, distal end section of the needle. The longitudinal displacement of the slide mechanism is controlled by a mechanism located in the device's grip portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 11, 1997
    Inventor: Gerald Moss
  • Patent number: 5536255
    Abstract: A dilator/introducer apparatus incorporating a locking system for preventing the premature longitudinal separation of the first and second halves of a frangible-type introducer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 16, 1996
    Inventor: Gerald Moss
  • Patent number: 5520662
    Abstract: A gastrointestinal aspirating and feeding device having at least one feeding orifice and a plurality of aspirating orifices. A removable sleeve is utilized to selectively control the number of operational aspirating orifices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 28, 1996
    Inventor: Gerald Moss
  • Patent number: 5470337
    Abstract: A surgical fastener for securing a hollow organ to an outer tissue layer. The surgical fastener includes first and second opposing fastener heads, a filament portion extending between the first and second fastener heads, and a tubular sleeve which is slidably displaceable along the filament portion. Upon implantation of the surgical fastener, the tubular sleeve is displaced and affixed to the patient to apply substantially equal tension of the implanted heads of the surgical fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 28, 1995
    Inventor: Gerald Moss
  • Patent number: 5139486
    Abstract: An improved dilator/introducer used to facilitate the placement of a catheter within an internal area of a body. The introducer portion of the device has a tapered and bevelled forward end. The dilator portion of the device has a longitudinally extending slot located proximate its rearward end to provide a side exit point for a "J"-wire. Optionally, a plug also having a slot can be received within the rearward end of the dilator to provide an enlarged, smooth surface area that can receive pressure from the palm area of the inserter's hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 18, 1992
    Inventor: Gerald Moss
  • Patent number: 5133362
    Abstract: In a double needle the blood withdrawal system the front needle for accomplishing the vena puncture is between 23 gauge and 29 gauge while the rear needle which resides in the syringe barrel and is used to puncture the stopper is similar to those standardly used between 12 and 16 gauge. The smaller gauge front needle acts as a flow restricter to prevent the initial blood sample drawn into the vacuum tube from impacting on the bottom wall of the tube thereby creating hemolysis of some of the red cells. The length of the front needle is between 0.5 and 1.5 inches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 28, 1992
    Inventor: Gerald Moss
  • Patent number: 5085661
    Abstract: A fastener implanting device used to implant a head portion of a "T" or "H"-shaped fastener within a body. The device has a needle portion and a grip portion. The needle portion has a fastener receiving cavity selectively covered by a movable sleeve. The sleeve's translational movement is controlled by a mechanism located in the device's grip portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1990
    Date of Patent: February 4, 1992
    Inventor: Gerald Moss