Patents by Inventor Kathleen Tremblay

Kathleen Tremblay 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: 20160345849
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides electrodes that possess components capable of indicating to an end-user when the electrode is in need of replacement. The electrode includes a substrate and a conductive composition on at least a portion of a surface of the substrate. In embodiments, the conductive composition includes at least one hydrogel and at least one component that precipitates from the hydrogel after repeated use of the electrode, thereby providing an indication to replace the electrode. In other embodiments, the electrodes include a hydrogel in combination with a pH indicator which changes its color or opacity upon repeated use of the electrode, thereby indicating an appropriate time for changing or replacing the electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2012
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Applicant: TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP
    Inventors: Warren W. Copp, Erick Garstka, Christopher J. Hyatt, Kathleen Tremblay, Peter F. Meyer, Scott R. Coggins, Lee C. Burnes, David M. Selvitelli
  • Publication number: 20160271328
    Abstract: A syringe assembly for dispensing medicine from a cartridge having a diaphragm and a piston opposite the diaphragm. The assembly includes a barrel having a hollow interior, an open proximal end, a closed distal end, and an outlet. The assembly also includes a cartridge receiver slidably receivable in the hollow interior of the barrel. The receiver includes an interior space for receiving the cartridge, an access needle extending into the interior space for puncturing the diaphragm of the cartridge. The access needle directs fluid to the barrel outlet. The cartridge receiver includes a plunger rod movable into the interior space of the cartridge receiver for engaging the piston of the cartridge to selectively force medicine in the cartridge through the access needle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Inventors: David Selvitelli, Edward Brundidge, III, Mark Callahan, Jeffrey Delnickas, Teshtar Elavia, Melvin Finke, Viviana Guerriero, Loredana Jinga, Brian Sharp, Kathleen Tremblay
  • Patent number: 9433658
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides electrodes that possess hydrogels for contacting skin. In embodiments, an electrode of the present disclosure may include a substrate and a conductive composition on at least a portion of a surface of the substrate, the conductive composition including at least one hydrogel and at least one component capable of providing either a cooling or warming sensation upon electrical stimulation. Methods for forming these hydrogels and electrodes are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Erick Garstka, Kathleen Tremblay
  • Publication number: 20160235920
    Abstract: A syringe for administering medicament from a cartridge. The syringe includes a sleeve having an interior for receiving the cartridge extending between a distal hub and a proximal opening. The syringe has a cap selectively covering the proximal opening for retaining the cartridge in the interior of the sleeve. The cap includes a finger grip extending outward from the sleeve for engaging fingers of a user. The syringe also has a plunger rod movably connected to the cap. The plunger rod has a distal connector for selectively connecting the rod to the cartridge plunger when the cartridge is received in the interior of the sleeve to push medicament from the cartridge reservoir as the plunger rod moves with respect to the cap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Inventors: Melvin Finke, David Selvitelli, Kathleen Tremblay, John Foster, Carl Strickland
  • Patent number: 9375552
    Abstract: A safety needle assembly is disclosed which includes a a needle assembly and a needle guard. The needle guard is supported about a needle of the needle assembly and is positioned to engage an enlarged diameter portion of the needle during withdrawal of the needle guard from the needle to effect an inversion of the needle guard about a sharpened tip of the needle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventor: Kathleen Tremblay
  • Publication number: 20150265177
    Abstract: A method for coupling an ECG monitor with an incompatible ECG lead set includes the steps of providing an ECG adapter including an adapter body having at least one monitor connector adapted for coupling to an input of an ECG monitor and at least one lead set receptacle adapted for coupling to a connector of an ECG lead set incompatible with the input of the ECG monitor, coupling the at least one monitor connector of the adapter body with the input of the ECG monitor and coupling the at least one lead set receptacle of the adapter body with the connector of the ECG lead set to thereby electrically couple the ECG lead set with the ECG monitor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Inventors: Lee Burnes, Scott Coggins, Dawn Moore, David Selvitelli, Mark Tauer, Kathleen Tremblay
  • Patent number: 9072444
    Abstract: A method for coupling an ECG monitor with an incompatible ECG lead set includes the steps of providing an ECG adapter including an adapter body having at least one monitor connector adapted for coupling to an input of an ECG monitor and at least one lead set receptacle adapted for coupling to a connector of an ECG lead set incompatible with the input of the ECG monitor, coupling the at least one monitor connector of the adapter body with the input of the ECG monitor and coupling the at least one lead set receptacle of the adapter body with the connector of the ECG lead set to thereby electrically couple the ECG lead set with the ECG monitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Lee Burnes, Scott Coggins, Dawn Moore, Dave Selvitelli, Mark Tauer, Kathleen Tremblay
  • Publication number: 20150112263
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to fluid delivery devices for supplying a fluid, e.g., a flush medium, to a medical device, e.g., a vascular access device, inexpensively. The fluid delivery device includes a collapsible body defining a fluid reservoir and a connector for securing the fluid delivery device to the medical device. The collapsible body can include a bellows or pleated structure. In addition, structure including levers or plungers can be provided to collapse the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Kathleen Tremblay, Scott M. Jones, Gregory A. Steube, Stephen B. Earheart, Kevin R. Martz, Mark Baker
  • Publication number: 20150073352
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiment relates to an injection device that is a single patient use, disposable device containing a needle and a cartridge containing a drug, pharmaceutical product or other injectable agent. The device is initially provided in a pre-armed state in a first engagement configuration wherein the needle is separated from the septum of a cartridge. To arm the injection device, the professional urges the device from the first engagement or pre-armed configuration to a second engagement or aimed configuration wherein the needle pierces the septum and provides a sterile fluid path to the drug, pharmaceutical product or other injectable agent contained within the cartridge. The disclosed embodiment is particularly adaptable to dental anesthetic applications, as well as other medical and veterinary applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Melvin A. Finke, David L. Strader, David R. Swisher, Kathleen Tremblay
  • Publication number: 20150038914
    Abstract: A needle and receiver assembly for use with a syringe cartridge filled with medicine includes a cartridge receiver having a hollow interior, an open end sized for receiving at least part of the syringe cartridge, and a closed end opposite the open end. The assembly includes a needle mounted on the receiver having a fluid passage extending between a sharp delivery tip at a distal end of the needle and a sharp access tip at a proximal end of the needle opposite the delivery tip positioned inside the hollow interior of the receiver. The assembly includes a cutter movably mounted in the hollow interior of the receiver for cutting the diaphragm of the cartridge when received in the hollow interior of the receiver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: David M. Selvitelli, Melvin A. Finke, Kathleen Tremblay
  • Patent number: 8942830
    Abstract: An automatic external defibrillator configured to deliver electrical pulses and/or shocks to a heart of a patient during a cardiac emergency includes a housing supporting an electrical connector; a defibrillator electrode delivery system supported on the housing and a pair of defibrillation electrode pads supported by the defibrillator electrode delivery system. Each of the pair of defibrillation electrode pads is pre-connected to the electrical connector of the housing. A hydrogel layer of each defibrillation electrode pad is retained by the defibrillator electrode delivery system in such a manner so as to reduce a moisture vapor transmission rate thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Warren Copp-Howland, Erick Garstka, David Selvitelli, Kathleen Tremblay, Caroline Gasiorski
  • Publication number: 20140343513
    Abstract: A safety needle assembly is disclosed which includes a a needle assembly and a needle guard. The needle guard is supported about a needle of the needle assembly and is positioned to engage an enlarged diameter portion of the needle during withdrawal of the needle guard from the needle to effect an inversion of the needle guard about a sharpened tip of the needle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: Covidien LP
    Inventor: Kathleen Tremblay
  • Publication number: 20140317899
    Abstract: A storage and dispensing container includes a base having an open end and a receptacle. A first divider is secured in the receptacle. A second divider is pivotally secured to the first divider, and defines a first compartment with the first divider. The first compartment has a size that is selectively adjustable by pivoting the second divider relative to the first divider.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: Anthony Mulone, Kathleen Tremblay, Warren W. Howland-Copp, Jeffrey T. Delnickas
  • Patent number: 8864719
    Abstract: A needle and receiver assembly for use with a syringe cartridge filled with medicine includes a cartridge receiver having a hollow interior, an open end sized for receiving at least part of the syringe cartridge, and a closed end opposite the open end. The assembly includes a needle mounted on the receiver having a fluid passage extending between a sharp delivery tip at a distal end of the needle and a sharp access tip at a proximal end of the needle opposite the delivery tip positioned inside the hollow interior of the receiver. The assembly includes a cutter movably mounted in the hollow interior of the receiver for movement relative to the receiver and the needle to cut the diaphragm of the cartridge when received in the hollow interior of the receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: David M. Selvitelli, Melvin A. Finke, Kathleen Tremblay
  • Publication number: 20140296826
    Abstract: A safety syringe system including a safety syringe and an injection site preparation patch adapted for use with the safety syringe. The safety syringe includes a syringe body and a safety shield slidably disposed about the syringe body. The injection site preparation patch has a tissue-facing side and a syringe-facing side, and may include a substrate, a syringe adhesive layer adapted to adhere to a distal flange of the safety shield, a hydrogel layer adapted to adhere to tissue, and removable release liners disposed on either side. The patch may include a medicament, anesthetic, or a thermal compound. Adhesion between the patch and the flange is less than adhesion between the patch and tissue, so that the patch adheres to the shield with sufficient strength to enable the shield to slide over the needle upon withdrawal, but with insufficient strength to cause the patch to pull away from a patient's skin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Mel Finke, David Heagle, Jason Boulanger, Benjamin Silva, Warren Copp-Howland, Erick Garstka, Kathleen Tremblay, Michael Sellechio
  • Patent number: 8798708
    Abstract: A garment is used to facilitate the placement of biomedical sensors or other electrodes on the body. The garment is comfortable and allows freedom of movement much like typical clothing. Textile based electrical components are included in the garment which are capable of transmitting an electrical signal to and from various external electrodes placed on the body. A textile based EMI shield protects the signals from electromagnetic interference. The garment may take any form such as a vest, sports bra, long sleeve shirt, bonnet, or other form and may provide access to an electrode placement site without requiring removal of the garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventor: Kathleen Tremblay
  • Publication number: 20140180054
    Abstract: An ECG lead set including an ECG electrode assembly and a lead set hub. ECG electrode includes at least one electrode configured to receive biopotential signals from a patient, a plug connector for connecting said ECG electrode assembly, a web, connected between the at least one electrode and the plug connector and configured to form an electrical connection therebetween. The lead set hub includes at least one receptacle configured to receive the plug connector of the ECG electrode assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Kathleen Tremblay, Linda D'Eleia, Dennis Dell'Accio, Heather Knight, Peter Meyer, Mark Callahan, Mark Tauer, David Selvitelli, Eliot Zaiken
  • Patent number: 8715250
    Abstract: An intravenous catheter and safety needle assembly is disclosed which includes a catheter assembly, a needle assembly and a needle guard. The needle guard is supported within a hub of the catheter and is positioned to engage an enlarged diameter portion of a needle of the needle assembly during withdrawal of the needle from the catheter assembly to effect an inversion of the needle guard about a sharpened tip of the needle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventor: Kathleen Tremblay
  • Patent number: D811589
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: KPR U.S., LLC
    Inventors: Melvin A. Finke, David L. Strader, David R. Swisher, Kathleen Tremblay
  • Patent number: D814630
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Melvin A. Finke, David L. Strader, David R. Swisher, Kathleen Tremblay