Patents by Inventor John F. Dye

John F. Dye 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: 4971044
    Abstract: A method for the manufacture of a limb compressible sleeve to permit the sequential distal to proximal compression of the limb, comprising fabricating a pair of elongated sheets, aligning them together, sealing chamber lines between the sheets, folding one end of the pair of sheets onto itself and sealing the longitudinal sides together to define as sheath into which a patient may insert a limb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 1989
    Date of Patent: November 20, 1990
    Assignee: The Kendall Company
    Inventor: John F. Dye
  • Patent number: 4966396
    Abstract: A connection device having an intermediate member, a first connector, and a second connector. The first and second connectors are releasably retained to the intermediate member, and the first and second connectors are rotatable with respect to the intermediate member. The first and second connectors have a plurality of separate annular channels, and the intermediate member has a plurality of annular channels. The channels of the first and second connectors communicate with the channels of the intermediate member in all rotatable positions of the first and second connectors, such that fluid may be passed through the separate channels of the intermediate member into the separate channels of the first and second connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 1989
    Date of Patent: October 30, 1990
    Assignee: Kendall Company
    Inventor: John F. Dye
  • Patent number: 4945905
    Abstract: A foot sleeve for the enclosure of a patient's foot by a single pressurized chamber, which chamber is folded so as to have any sealed margins at the side or tow portions of a patient's foot. By having the sealed edges at the side portions of the sleeve or boot, the top portion of the sleeve is able to receive a full compression chamber completely thereacross.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 7, 1990
    Assignee: The Kendall Company
    Inventors: John F. Dye, Mark Kolstedt
  • Patent number: 4938208
    Abstract: A sleeve for applying compressive pressures against a patient's limb from a source of pressurized fluid, wherein the sleeve comprises a multi-layered sheath, having a proximal and a distal end. Generally parallel side edges extend between the proximal and distal ends, which side edges, on the proximal half of the sheath, are adjustably wrappable about the patient's limb, once it is inserted in the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 3, 1990
    Assignee: The Kendall Company
    Inventor: John F. Dye
  • Patent number: 4858596
    Abstract: A sequential compression device for delivering pressurized air to a multi compartment inflatable sleeve on a patient's limb. The device includes a pump, a plurality of cam actuated valves and a plurality of conduits in communication with said valves, all disposed within an accumulator, which comprises the housing for the device as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 22, 1989
    Assignee: The Kendall Company
    Inventors: Mark Kolstedt, John F. Dye
  • Patent number: 4804208
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a manifold coupling for connecting a plurality of conduits which carry pressurized fluid in a sequential manner. Each portion of the manifold coupling is a duplicate of the other portion. Each portion has locking means and alignment means to prevent the misaligned connection of the conduits. The alignment means includes a keying arrangement built into the housing walls of each portion of the coupling. A reinforcement means is configured into the walls to prevent yielding thereof, and inadvertent misalignment of the coupling portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 1986
    Date of Patent: February 14, 1989
    Assignee: The Kendall Company
    Inventor: John F. Dye
  • Patent number: 4793328
    Abstract: A method of compressing a multi-chambered sleeve which is normally wrapped about a patient's arm, comprising pressurizing an accumulator from within the accumulator, opening a manifold arrangement in said accumulator in a timed manner to direct pressurized air to proper chambers in a multi-chamber sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 1988
    Date of Patent: December 27, 1988
    Assignee: The Kendall Company
    Inventors: Mark Kolstedt, John F. Dye
  • Patent number: 4693707
    Abstract: A tamper discouraging device in a liquid drainage system comprising, an elastic catheter having an elongated shaft, a connector adjacent a proximal end of the catheter, and a drainage lumen extending through a major portion of the catheter and the connector. The device has a hollow drainage tube having a hollow adapter at an upstream end of the drainage tube, with the adapter being received in the catheter connector. The device has a circumferential band being heat shrunk against the catheter over the connector and adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 1986
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1987
    Assignee: The Kendall Company
    Inventor: John F. Dye
  • Patent number: 4631056
    Abstract: A tamper discouraging system comprising, a catheter having an elongated shaft and a hollow connector at a proximal end of the shaft. The system has a drainage tube having an adapter at an upstream end of the drainage tube, with the adapter being received in the connector. The system has a first semi-annular shell for placement over the connector, and a second semi-annular shell for placement over the connector. The system has a hinge connecting one end of the first shell to one end of the second shell, and a locking device for locking the other end of the first shell to the other end of the second shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 1984
    Date of Patent: December 23, 1986
    Assignee: The Kendall Company
    Inventor: John F. Dye
  • Patent number: 4286000
    Abstract: A preformed plastic structure for making open-mouth plastic containers is disclosed. The structure is an oriented preform having a base defined by an inner circular portion and an outer circular portion situated parallel to the outer circular portion and spaced therefrom. The radius of the outer circular portion is larger than the radius of the inner circular portion. The preform is further provided with an outwardly extending annular member integral with the base and tapering therefrom, the member forming an angle of between about 2.degree. to about 30.degree. from the base, and a flange integral with the annular member and extending radially outwardly and having a cross-section configuration of substantially the rim of the finished container. The preform is well suited for forming multilayered containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 1979
    Date of Patent: August 25, 1981
    Assignee: Ball Corporation
    Inventors: John F. Dye, Earl L. Lowe
  • Patent number: 4194464
    Abstract: A stationary pad is disclosed for supporting, holding and protecting a record during treatment. The periphery of the pad is provided with a continuous raised lip, so as to prevent the inadvertent spillage of liquids from the pad onto an underlying surface or the like. Pedestal portions are distributed over most but not all of the area of the pad to raise the record above the surface of the pad so that the lower side of the record does not rest in the fluid which may flow off of the record during treatment. The pad is preferably made of a rubber-like, nonabrasive material having a high coefficient of friction and relatively low electrical conductivity. In one embodiment of the present invention, a central protrusion in the pad is provided on which the record is centered. In a second embodiment, the peripheral lip extends to a height greater than the height of the pedestal portions so as to prevent the record from sliding off the pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 1978
    Date of Patent: March 25, 1980
    Assignee: Ball Corporation
    Inventors: John F. Dye, Virgil F. Friebel
  • Patent number: 4029087
    Abstract: A device for applying compressive pressures against a patient's limb from a source of pressurized fluid comprising, an elongated pressure sleeve for enclosing a length of the patient's limb. The sleeve has a plurality of separate fluid pressure chambers progressively arranged longitudinally along the sleeve from a lower portion of the limb to an upper portion of the limb proximal the patient's heart relative the lower portion. The device has means for filling the chambers from the source during periodic compression cycles while applying a greater pressure in each lower chamber than the pressure in any upper chamber to apply a compressive pressure gradient against the patient's limb by the sleeve which progressively decreases from the lower to upper limb portions. The device also has means for emptying the chambers during periodic decompression cycles between the compression cycles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 1975
    Date of Patent: June 14, 1977
    Assignee: The Kendall Company
    Inventors: John F. Dye, Charles R. Memhardt
  • Patent number: 4013310
    Abstract: A device for connecting a tube comprising, a housing having a passageway to receive the tube, and a flexible diaphragm having an opening of a size to receive and frictionally engage an outer surface of the tube. The diaphragm is retained in the housing with the opening aligned with the passageway, and the device has means for retaining the tube in the housing with the tube extending through the diaphragm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1976
    Date of Patent: March 22, 1977
    Assignee: The Kendall Company
    Inventor: John F. Dye
  • Patent number: 3976278
    Abstract: Apparatus for sampling and measuring the pressure of spinal fluid including, a valve, a spinal needle, a manometer and a receptacle. The valve includes a housing having an elongated chamber and a hollow stem extending outwardly from the housing and communicating with the chamber, and the needle is removably connected to the stem and communicates with the stem channel and the chamber. The valve has double-ended plug means biased against both ends of the chamber in sealing engagement to prevent the escape of fluid from the chamber. The manometer is removably connected to an end of the housing and has a hollow stem to retract one end of the plug means in the chamber to establish fluid communication between the chamber and manometer. The receptacle is removably attached to an end of the housing and has a hollow stem to retract one end of the plug means in the chamber to establish fluid communication between the chamber and the inside of the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 1975
    Date of Patent: August 24, 1976
    Assignee: The Kendall Company
    Inventors: John F. Dye, William J. Binard, Bhupendra C. Patel