Patents by Inventor John B. Cline

John B. Cline 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: 10751493
    Abstract: The body has a fluid inlet port for receiving pressurized fluid and a fluid outlet port connected to the retention balloon. A first passage connects the fluid inlet port and the fluid outlet port, A second passage in the body is connected to the balloon fluid return path and is at the pressure of the retention balloon. A valve prevents fluid flow through the first passage when actuated. The valve includes a pressure-responsive member movable to a position to obstruct fluid flow in response to fluid pressure in the second passage exceeding the predetermined level. Flexible means such as a membrane defines a normally open portion of the first fluid passage, which is closed by the moveable means bearing on the membrane when pressure exceeding the predetermined level actuates the valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: CONVATEC TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Gregory, Yun Jin, John B. Cline
  • Publication number: 20170173310
    Abstract: The body has a fluid inlet port for receiving pressurized fluid and a fluid outlet port connected to the retention balloon. A first passage connects the fluid inlet port and the fluid outlet port. A second passage in the body is connected to the balloon fluid return path and is at the pressure of the retention balloon. A valve prevents fluid flow through the first passage when actuated. The valve includes a pressure-responsive member movable to a position to obstruct fluid flow in response to fluid pressure in the second passage exceeding the predetermined level. Flexible means such as a membrane defines a normally open portion of the first fluid passage, which is closed by the moveable means bearing on the membrane when pressure exceeding the predetermined level actuates the valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventors: Christopher Gregory, Yun Jin, John B. Cline
  • Patent number: 9623201
    Abstract: The body has a fluid inlet port for receiving pressurized fluid and a fluid outlet port connected to the retention balloon. A first passage connects the fluid inlet port and the fluid outlet port. A second passage in the body is connected to the balloon fluid return path and is at the pressure of the retention balloon. A valve prevents fluid flow through the first passage when actuated. The valve includes a pressure-responsive member movable to a position to obstruct fluid flow in response to fluid pressure in the second passage exceeding the predetermined level. Flexible means such as a membrane defines a normally open portion of the first fluid passage, which is closed by the moveable means bearing on the membrane when pressure exceeding the predetermined level actuates the valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: CONVATEC TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Gregory, Yun Jin, John B. Cline
  • Publication number: 20150051542
    Abstract: The body has a fluid inlet port for receiving pressurized fluid and a fluid outlet port connected to the retention balloon. A first passage connects the fluid inlet port and the fluid outlet port. A second passage in the body is connected to the balloon fluid return path and is at the pressure of the retention balloon. A valve prevents fluid flow through the first passage when actuated. The valve includes a pressure-responsive member movable to a position to obstruct fluid flow in response to fluid pressure in the second passage exceeding the predetermined level. Flexible means such as a membrane defines a normally open portion of the first fluid passage, which is closed by the moveable means bearing on the membrane when pressure exceeding the predetermined level actuates the valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: CONVATEC TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Gregory, Yun Jin, John B. Cline
  • Patent number: 8888739
    Abstract: The body has a fluid inlet port for receiving pressurized fluid and a fluid outlet port connected to the retention balloon. A first passage connects the fluid inlet port and the fluid outlet port. A second passage in the body is connected to the balloon fluid return path and is at the pressure of the retention balloon. A valve prevents fluid flow through the first passage when actuated. The valve includes a pressure-responsive member movable to a position to obstruct fluid flow in response to fluid pressure in the second passage exceeding the predetermined level. Flexible means such as a membrane defines a normally open portion of the first fluid passage, which is closed by the moveable means bearing on the membrane when pressure exceeding the predetermined level actuates the valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: ConvaTec Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Gregory, Yun Jin, John B. Cline
  • Publication number: 20140052063
    Abstract: The body has a fluid inlet port for receiving pressurized fluid and a fluid outlet port connected to the retention balloon. A first passage connects the fluid inlet port and the fluid outlet port. A second passage in the body is connected to the balloon fluid return path and is at the pressure of the retention balloon. A valve prevents fluid flow through the first passage when actuated. The valve includes a pressure-responsive member movable to a position to obstruct fluid flow in response to fluid pressure in the second passage exceeding the predetermined level. Flexible means such as a membrane defines a normally open portion of the first fluid passage, which is closed by the moveable means bearing on the membrane when pressure exceeding the predetermined level actuates the valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: ConvaTec Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Gregory, Yun Jin, John B. Cline
  • Patent number: 8096980
    Abstract: A flexible membrane is situated within a rigid or semi-rigid cap. The edge of the cap wall is adhesively fixed to the tissue surrounding the stoma. The interior of the cap is pressurized to press the membrane to seal the stoma against the discharge of solid and semi-solid waste. Gas escapes through a vent with a filter element. The cap can be pressurized by an external pump or an integral pump member situated on top of the cap. A relief valve prevents over pressurization. A collection pouch can be provided as part of a device. The device can be removably mounted on a standard two-piece faceplate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: ConvaTec Technologies Inc.
    Inventor: John B. Cline
  • Patent number: 8092437
    Abstract: A flexible membrane is situated within a rigid or semi-rigid cap. The edge of the cap wall is adhesively fixed to the tissue surrounding the stoma. The interior of the cap is pressurized to press the membrane to seal the stoma against the discharge of solid and semi-solid waste. Gas escapes through a vent with a filter element. The cap can be pressurized by an external pump or an integral pump member situated on top of the cap. A relief valve prevents over pressurization. A collection pouch can be provided as part of a device. The device can be removably mounted on a standard two-piece faceplate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: ConvaTec Technologies Inc.
    Inventor: John B. Cline
  • Patent number: 8070737
    Abstract: A controlled evacuation ostomy appliance comprises a membrane that is urged into sealing engagement with a stoma, by the generation of radial tension in the membrane. A tensioning device applies tension, with respect to the stoma, at one or more positions that are (i) outboard of the periphery of the projecting portion of the stoma, and/or (ii) between the level of the peristomal skin and the level of the most projecting part of the stoma. Tension limiting means are disclosed. The membrane may be gas-permeable to allow flatus to be vented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: ConvaTec Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: John B. Cline, Christopher C. Gregory, Geraint Davies, Alan Cucknell, Julian Scarfe, Pete Cauwood
  • Patent number: 7857796
    Abstract: An ostomy appliance is described in the form of a controlled discharge device for controlling discharge from the stoma and/or an ostomy pouch for collecting discharged waste. The appliance may include one or more of: an elastomeric stoma seal for providing a seal around or directly against the stoma; a stoma occluder for occluding the stoma without passing internally into the stoma; a peristomal foam wall; a confinement seal for confining at least solid excreta to a confinement region adjacent to the stoma; a stowable collector bag; and interchangeable controlled discharge devices and ostomy pouches. The foam wall may provide a barrier to stool, but allow escape of flatus. The foam wall and/or the stoma occluder and/or the confinement seal may apply a force in a direction to increase the sealing force on the stoma seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
    Inventors: John B. Cline, Tinh Nguyen DeMary, Andrew M. Lovatt, Philip A. Davies, Paul A. Johnson, Gary Stacey, Iain Ansell
  • Patent number: 7347844
    Abstract: An ostomy appliance is described in the form of a controlled discharge device for controlling discharge from the stoma and/or an ostomy pouch for collecting discharged waste. The appliance may include one or more of: an elastomeric stoma seal for providing a seal around or directly against the stoma; a stoma occluder for occluding the stoma without passing internally into the stoma; a peristomal foam wall; a confinement seal for confining at least solid excreta to a confinement region adjacent to the stoma; a stowable collector bag; and interchangeable controlled discharge devices and ostomy pouches. The foam wall may provide a barrier to stool, but allow escape of flatus. The foam wall and/or the stoma occluder and/or the confinement seal may apply a force in a direction to increase the sealing force on the stoma seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2008
    Assignee: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
    Inventors: John B. Cline, Tinh Nguyen DeMary, Andrew M. Lovatt, Philip A. Davies, Paul A. Johnson, Gary Stacey, Iain Ansell
  • Publication number: 20070185229
    Abstract: A cyanoacrylate monomer is used as an adhesion-enhancement material for enhancing at least an initial bond between a person's skin and a hydrocolloid adhesive of e.g., an ostomy or wound care appliance, for attachment to the skin. The monomer is applied to the skin in a non-activated state. Polymerization of the momoner is initiated by a material in the hydrocolloid adhesive when the adhesive appliance is pressed on the skin thereafter. The adhesion-enhancement material may further comprise a plasticizer having a low Tg (e.g., <10° C.).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2007
    Publication date: August 9, 2007
    Applicant: BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB COMPANY
    Inventors: Ibraheem T. Badejo, Kenneth A. Johnsen, John B. Cline
  • Publication number: 20040193122
    Abstract: An ostomy appliance is described in the form of a controlled discharge device for controlling discharge from the stoma and/or an ostomy pouch for collecting discharged waste. The appliance may include one or more of: an elastomeric stoma seal for providing a seal around or directly against the stoma; a stoma occluder for occluding the stoma without passing internally into the stoma; a peristomal foam wall; a confinement seal for confining at least solid excreta to a confinement region adjacent to the stoma; a stowable collector bag; and interchangeable controlled discharge devices and ostomy pouches. The foam wall may provide a barrier to stool, but allow escape of flatus. The foam wall and/or the stoma occluder and/or the confinement seal may apply a force in a direction to increase the sealing force on the stoma seal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2003
    Publication date: September 30, 2004
    Inventors: John B. Cline, Tinh Nguyen DeMary, Andrew M. Lovatt, Philip A. Davies, Paul A. Johnson, Gary Stacey, Iain Ansell
  • Publication number: 20040181197
    Abstract: A flexible membrane is situated within a rigid or semi-rigid cap. The edge of the cap wall is adhesively fixed to the tissue surrounding the stoma. The interior of the cap is pressurized to press the membrane to seal the stoma against the discharge of solid and semi-solid waste. Gas escapes through a vent with a filter element. The cap can be pressurized by an external pump or an integral pump member situated on top of the cap. A relief valve prevents over pressurization. A collection pouch can be provided as part of a device. The device can be removably mounted on a standard two-piece faceplate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2004
    Publication date: September 16, 2004
    Inventor: John B. Cline
  • Patent number: 6723079
    Abstract: A flexible membrane is situated within a rigid or semi-rigid cap. The edge of the cap wall is adhesively fixed to the tissue surrounding the stoma. The interior of the cap is pressurized to press the membrane to seal the stoma against the discharge of solid and semi-solid waste. Gas escapes through a vent with a filter element. The cap can be pressurized by an external pump or an integral pump member situated on top of the cap. A relief valve prevents over pressurization. A collection pouch can be provided as part of a device. The device can be removably mounted on a standard two-piece faceplate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2004
    Assignee: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
    Inventor: John B. Cline
  • Patent number: 6702794
    Abstract: An ostomy pouch clamp/closure and a method of production are described. The clamp comprises a blade member and a trough member hingedly coupled to the blade member and having a blade member receiving channel. At least one of the members comprises integrally molded first and second portions, being respectively a rigid portion of a first relatively hard plastics, and a soft or comfortable-feel portion of a second relatively deformable plastics. The clamp can be formed using two-shot molding. The channel also includes an elongate constriction for releasably retaining the blade member in the channel, providing a mechanical interlock along the entire length of the clamp. The clamp also includes a snap lock at its distal end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2004
    Assignee: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
    Inventors: John L. Blum, John B. Cline, Kathryn A. Gargiulo
  • Publication number: 20030198704
    Abstract: An ostomy pouch clamp/closure and a method of production are described. The clamp comprises a blade member and a trough member hingedly coupled to the blade member and having a blade member receiving channel. At least one of the members comprises integrally molded first and second portions, being respectively a rigid portion of a first relatively hard plastics, and a soft or comfortable-feel portion of a second relatively deformable plastics. The clamp can be formed using two-shot molding. The channel also includes an elongate constriction for releasably retaining the blade member in the channel, providing a mechanical interlock along the entire length of the clamp. The clamp also includes a snap lock at its distal end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2002
    Publication date: October 23, 2003
    Inventors: John L. Blum, John B. Cline, Kathryn A. Gargiulo
  • Publication number: 20030187393
    Abstract: A flexible membrane is situated within a rigid or semi-rigid cap. The edge of the cap wall is adhesively fixed to the tissue surrounding the stoma. The interior of the cap is pressurized to press the membrane to seal the stoma against the discharge of solid and semi-solid waste. Gas escapes through a vent with a filter element. The cap can be pressurized by an external pump or an integral pump member situated on top of the cap. A relief valve prevents over pressurization. A collection pouch can be provided as part of a device. The device can be removably mounted on a standard two-piece faceplate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2002
    Publication date: October 2, 2003
    Inventor: John B. Cline
  • Patent number: 6210384
    Abstract: A convex insert system for an ostomy appliance includes a convex insert and a mounting member on the inner wall of an annular coupling. When the convex insert is mounted on the mounting member, the appliance has a convex curvature which when properly positioned helps the patient's stomal to protrude.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2001
    Assignee: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
    Inventor: John B. Cline
  • Patent number: 5195996
    Abstract: In the first embodiment, the faceplate coupling ring is of conventional design and includes an axially extending rib with a radially outwardly extending rim and a radially inwardly extending deflectable sealing strip. The pouch coupling ring includes inner and outer spaced walls, forming a channel for receiving the rib. First and second protrusions extend inwardly from points on the interior surface of the walls proximate the ends thereof. The first protrusion cooperates with the rim and the second protrusion cooperates with the tip of the sealing strip, to securely retain the rib within the channel. The walls of the channel have reduced thickness and are easily deflectable as the rib is inserted into the channel, such that coupling of the rings is facilitated but decoupling requires the conventional amount of force due to the second protrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 23, 1993
    Assignee: E. R. Squibb & Sons
    Inventors: John V. Edwards, Walter F. Leise, Jr., John B. Cline