Jacob A. Glassman 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).
Abstract: A Cesarian Section Collecting Incise Drape, for collecting and retaining out-gushing amniotic fluid that escapes from an opened amniotic sac during surgery. Specifically, the drape comprises a waterproof main body drape having an incise opening that overlies and exposes a wide operative area on the body covered thereby. In order to collect such fluid a sheet of clear transparent plastic material or its equivalent, having an opening therein of larger size than the bottom incise opening of the main body drape, whereupon its external peripheral margins are secured to the main body drape by adhesive means, such as adhesive tape, heat-seal, or cement to form a waterproof bag that will receive waste fluids rapidly flowing therein.
Abstract: A disposable drape for a Mayo stand is disclosed. The drape includes a built-in tray which is disposable along with the drape. The tray is compartmentalized to receive various shaped surgical instruments. One or more flaps are provided adjacent the edges of the tray. The flaps cover entrances to an opening under the Mayo stand and the upper body of a patient where surgical tools invariably become lost.
Abstract: An improved ophthalmological drape having breathing devices associated therewith is disclosed. A nozzle tube is permanently attached to the location of a patient's nostrils relative to the his eyes, such that when the drape is fitted to the eye to be operated upon, the nozzle tube which delivers oxygen to the patient is substantially located underneath the patient's nostrils. A breathing surgical filtering mask is incorporated within the surgical drape directly below the oxygen supply nozzle device so as to provide an adequate respiratory exchange and an escape of the patient's expired air with carbon dioxide from his lungs.
Abstract: An anti-rash, tearable baby diaper of improved construction is disclosed which includes a layer of absorbent material covered by a layer of an impervious or breathable material which is prepared to allow tearing of the outer layer along lines or curves. The outer layer is substantially unattached to the inner layer or is rupturably unattachable to the outer layer. Upon tearing of the outer layer of material, relatively large yawning gaps or openings are created to allow exposure of the inner absorbent material. The torn areas allow trapped, hot air to escape and the absorbent material to dry, cool, and maintain a reduced temperature in order to prevent "baby diaper rash.
Abstract: The present invention provides an improved tampon construction permitting instant maximal exposure of its absorptive surface immediately after insertion. The tampon originates as one or more rectangularly-shaped pieces of absorptive material having one end thereof being convergingly tapered from opposite sides of said rectangularly shaped material. The convergingly tapered end portion being folded over and against the remaining portion of said rectangularly shaped material such that a once folded-over end is created. A pull sting is attached to said rectangularly shaped material such that it extends from the edge of the once folded-over portion and longitudinally down therefrom extending beyond the folded-over edge of rectangularly shaped material whereby a gentle pull on the drawstring unfolds the folded-over portion while the tampon is in place intravaginally.
Abstract: The present invention provides an improved tampon construction for more efficient absorption of menstrual fluids. The tampon originates as a rectangularly-shaped wad of absorptive material which is twice folded over onto itself in different planes so as to provide twice as much absorptive material in the upper half as compared to the lower half thereof. The twice-folded material is then subjected to pressure which forms the same into a cylindrical shape. Thereafter, a plurality of slits emanating radially from the center thereof is provided at the top of the cylindrical shape while a plurality of axial grooves are provided along the cylindrical body thereof. The folded construction, in addition to the slits and grooves, provides for efficient menstrual fluid absorption by the tampon even in the event that it is misplaced within the vaginal canal.
Abstract: An ophthalmic shield designed to wall off an operable eye from contigious facial areas, including a clear transparent plastic ophthalmic shield having a cut-out of a sufficient size and shape to expose the eye to be operated on, said plastic shield being secured within an opening in the surgical drape in such location as to overlie said operable eye and be adhesively secured to the facial skin surrounding the operable eye, in combination with a filter screen in the surgical drape adjacent to the nostril and mouth openings, to enhance breathing ability of the patient, and a flexible flap overlying said filter screen to prevent exhaled breath from contaminating the operative field within the eye cut-out.
Abstract: A penile-cup of a character that has an open expanded upper end and an open lower constricted end forming a passageway to receive a penile catheter therethrough. The lower constricted end can be constricted about the catheter to prevent fluid leakage and restrain the catheter from upriding in the urethral canal and into the bladder. The preferred structure includes one or more adhesive coated elements extending from the expanded upper end of the penile-cup to afford securement of the penile-cup to the penile-shaft.
Abstract: A substantially flat menstrual or incontinent pad embodying a longitudinal centrally located narrow rib or ridge on its top surface adapted to enter into the vaginal cleft to increase its fluid absorptive capacity and wherein the flat top surface of the pad on each side of the central ridge, and on the ridge itself, are provided with a multitude of relatively deep spaced apart channels and/or deep spot-depressions which increase the lateral compressibility of the flat marginal surfaces and/or the ridge without the usual down-folding of said flat surfaces when subjected to lateral compression when arranged between the thighs of a wearer.
Abstract: A double barreled biliary balloon catheter including a lead-in filiform probe designed to be threaded through an incision in the common bile duct to initially by-pass a gallstone therein and subsequently be connected to the lead or bottom end of a catheter including an inflatable balloon. Means is provided to deliver fluid or air into said balloon for inflating same and means to deliver a Hypaque-like dye or a lubricant or irrigation fluid into the common bile duct and around the gallstone. The catheter is further characterized by having a fine filiform probe removably attached to it's distal end to facilitate manipulation of the biliary catheter within the common bile duct.
Abstract: A surgical drape including an abdominal drape of the thoracic type designed for limb surgery and/or amputation procedures having a plurality of absorbent flaps strategically arranged around the fenstration and situated below an incise drape that is wrapped around and adhered to the skin of the critical area of the limb.
Abstract: An indwelling urinary catheter that includes a novel arrangement whereby the entire outside penile urethral portion of the catheter tube and substantially the entire length of the surrounding mucos of the penile urethral canal may be periodically irrigated and cleansed of waste, bacterial debris, etc, without periodic withdrawal and cleaning of the catheter form the urethral canal. Means are provided also to facilitate distribution of medicinal jel into the lacuna navicularis area of the urethral canal and to protect the penile catheter junction in order to prevent urethral infection.
Abstract: A surgical drape provided with a multiple sided incise drape in its surgical area that is separately attached to the surgical drape after it is arranged over the surgical area and is surrounded by a number of flaps or absorbent towels that may be utilized also to reduce the effective size and shape of the surgical area. Modifications of these surgical drapes are the provision of a surgical drape including a pre-attached incise drape and a drape designed for use for limb surgery or amputations having absorbent flaps strategically arranged around an incise drape that is wrapped around and adhered to the critical area of the limb.
Abstract: A super-fast-starting, slow release medicinal tablet, wherein the tablet is comprised of two layers of compressed matrix that are fused together by means of a readily dissolvable adhesive substance, and in which one of the layers is a lightly compressed top layer containing a pure unadulterated, uncoated, active drug and which has one or more radial grooves in it's top surface to enhance rapid breakdown of the tablet; and the other layer has a strongly compressed portion comprised of a medically inert or inactive matrix having embedded throughout a multitude of pellets, each containing an active ingredient and having enteric coatings of various thicknesses so as to variably delay disintegration of the pellets.
Abstract: Indwelling catheters provided in their insert end with an inflatable balloon, having at least one longitudinal channel, serpentine or otherwise, on it's outside surface terminating at the insert end of the catheter spaced from the inflatable balloon. The channel has a series of ports opening into a passageway in the catheter wall that terminates at the outer end of the catheter in a fluid inlet. The fluid is delivered into the passageway through said inlet and flows through the ports and into the channel so as to irrigate or medicate the urethral canal and the outside surface of the catheter.
Abstract: Surgical headgear, cap or other head covering having a strip of shape-retaining pliable material attached thereto and re-positionable for use to retain a pair of eyeglasses in position on the face of a wearer; and a perspiration absorptive element carried initially on the outside of the headgear and re-positionable on the interior of the headgear.