Patents by Inventor Jane A. Norton

Jane A. Norton 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).

  • Publication number: 20010006645
    Abstract: A method for the transdermal delivery of a selected drug, particularly for the purposes of immunization and vaccination, is provided. The method broadly includes the steps of (1) preparing an area of the skin, through which the transdermal delivery is to be made, by using alpha hydroxy acid to exfoliate the skin area; (2) providing a medicated patch which contains the selected drug to be delivered transdermally, the patch also containing propylene glycol for facilitating the transdermal delivery; and (3) applying the patch to the area of skin which was previously prepared using the alpha hydroxy acid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 1997
    Publication date: July 5, 2001
  • Patent number: 4613323
    Abstract: An apparatus and its method of use are provided allowing lavage, sump and enteral feeding operations with only one intubation. The apparatus includes a first tube having two distinct passageways. One of these passageways completely contains a second, feeding tube during intubation. Once the first tube is in place in the patient, the second tube is extended from the first tube so as to enter the stomach. The extension of the second tube opens ports in the first passageway of the first tube, thereby allowing sump or lavage treatment with the second passageway of the first tube serving as an air vent. A constriction in the end of the first passageway engages a band on the proximal end of the second tube to keep the tubes together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 1984
    Date of Patent: September 23, 1986
    Assignee: University of Kentucky Research Foundation
    Inventors: Jane A. Norton, Diana L. Twyman, A. Byron Young, Robert Rapp