Patents by Inventor Marcus Damian Phillips

Marcus Damian Phillips 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: 20230420104
    Abstract: Embodiments of tissue monitoring and therapy systems and methods are disclosed. In some embodiments, a monitoring and therapy system comprises collecting video images of a tissue site, amplifying said video images via Eulerian Video Magnification, and determining a treatment parameter from the amplified video images detectable by Eulerian Video Magnification. If the treatment parameter differs from a threshold, an alert may be generated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2023
    Publication date: December 28, 2023
    Inventors: Allan Kenneth Frazer Grugeon Hunt, Marcus Damian Phillips
  • Publication number: 20230380754
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are embodiments of methods of inspection and manufacture of flexible printed circuit boards and flexible sensor sheets, and apparatuses such as wound dressing components utilizing the same. The methods can comprise applying a coating material to a flexible printed circuit board, wherein the coating material comprises a material that will fluoresce when exposed to UV or visible light and the flexible printed circuit board comprises one or more electronic components. The coated flexible printed circuit board can be positioned under UV or visible light to cause the coating material to fluoresce.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2023
    Publication date: November 30, 2023
    Inventors: Philip Gowans, Edward Yerbury Hartwell, Allan Kenneth Frazer Grugeon Hunt, Lee Ian Partington, Marcus Damian Phillips, Daniel Lee Steward, Charlotte Urwin
  • Patent number: 11791030
    Abstract: Embodiments of tissue monitoring and therapy systems and methods are disclosed. In some embodiments, a monitoring and therapy system comprises collecting video images of a tissue site, amplifying said video images via Eulerian Video Magnification, and determining a treatment parameter from the amplified video images detectable by Eulerian Video Magnification. If the treatment parameter differs from a threshold, an alert may be generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew PLC
    Inventors: Allan Kenneth Frazer Grugeon Hunt, Marcus Damian Phillips
  • Patent number: 11771796
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein are directed to negative pressure treatment systems and wound dressing systems, apparatuses, and methods that may be used for the treatment of wounds. In particular, some embodiments are directed to improved wound dressings comprising a bridge portion connecting two or more portions of an absorbent layer that facilitates trimming of the wound dressing to suitable sizes. Some embodiments provide for trimming the dressing in a gap between two or more portions of an absorbent layer and sealing the exposed portion of dressing after trimming when the dressing is applied to skin surrounding a wound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew PLC
    Inventors: Sarah Jenny Collinson, Nicholas Charlton Fry, Philip Gowans, Edward Yerbury Hartwell, Marcus Damian Phillips
  • Publication number: 20230301838
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a negative pressure wound closure system and methods for using such a system. Preferred embodiments of the invention facilitate closure of the wound by preferentially contracting to provide for movement of the tissue. Preferred embodiments can utilize tissue securing portions that aid in securing the invention within a wound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2023
    Publication date: September 28, 2023
    Inventors: Philip David Canner, Raymond M. Dunn, John Alan Greenwood, Victoria Jody Hammond, Edward Yerbury Hartwell, John Kenneth Hicks, Elizabeth Mary Huddleston, Andrew Kelly, Andrew Linton, Marcus Damian Phillips, Mark Richardson, Carl Saxby, Tim Stern
  • Patent number: 11759144
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are embodiments of methods of inspection and manufacture of flexible printed circuit boards and flexible sensor sheets, and apparatuses such as wound dressing components utilizing the same. The methods can comprise applying a coating material to a flexible printed circuit board, wherein the coating material comprises a material that will fluoresce when exposed to UV or visible light and the flexible printed circuit board comprises one or more electronic components. The coated flexible printed circuit board can be positioned under UV or visible light to cause the coating material to fluoresce.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew PLC
    Inventors: Philip Gowans, Edward Yerbury Hartwell, Allan Kenneth Frazer Grugeon Hunt, Lee Ian Partington, Marcus Damian Phillips, Daniel Lee Steward, Charlotte Urwin
  • Publication number: 20230277381
    Abstract: Embodiments of apparatuses, systems, methods for monitoring wound pH are disclosed. In some embodiments, a wound dressing includes one or more optical sensors configured to measure a change in color of a pH-sensitive adhesive that changes color in response to changes in wound exudate pH. In some embodiments, the wound dressing may further comprise hydrophilic channels that direct wound exudate to a pH-sensitive material over the optical sensors. Such dressings may also be used in combination with a negative pressure wound therapy system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2023
    Publication date: September 7, 2023
    Inventors: Emma Rhian Cole, Nicholas Charlton Fry, Allan Kenneth Frazer Grugeon Hunt, Marcus Damian Phillips, Daniel Lee Steward
  • Patent number: 11730876
    Abstract: A curable composition apportioned between at least one Part A and at least one Part B, the Parts sealed within barrier means preventing contamination, the at least one Part A comprising: (i) one or more alkenyl-group containing prepolymers having at least one alkenyl group or moiety per molecule, and the at least one Part B comprising: (ii) one or more SiH-containing prepolymers having at least one Si—H unit per molecule; the composition additionally comprising: (iii) a catalyst for curing by addition of alkenyl-containing prepolymer (i) to SiH-containing prepolymer (ii), wherein prepolymer (ii) is substantially absent from Part A and prepolymer (i) is substantially absent from Part B, methods for preparing the composition, methods for sterilisation thereof, medical and non-medical use thereof, a device incorporating the composition, and a precursor therefor including its sterilisable precursor composition, in particular a terminally sterilisable or terminally sterile composition for medical use, particularl
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignees: Smith & Nephew PLC, Bluestar Silicones France SAS
    Inventors: Marcus Damian Phillips, Delphine Blanc
  • Publication number: 20230248314
    Abstract: Embodiments of apparatuses and methods for determining an emplacement of sensors in a wound dressing are disclosed. In some embodiments, a wound dressing includes a plurality of sensors configured to measure wound or patient characteristics. One or more processors are configured to receive wound or patient characteristics data as well as emplacement data. The received data can be used to determine an emplacement of the plurality of sensors, the wound dressing, or a wound. The sensors can include a set of nanosensors. The wound dressing can include pH sensitive ink which can be utilized for determining a placement of the wound dressing and determining a pH associated with the wound. The wound dressing can be used in a negative pressure wound therapy system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2023
    Publication date: August 10, 2023
    Inventors: Varuni Rachindra Brownhill, Victoria Jody Hammond, Allan Kenneth Frazer Grugeon Hunt, Marcus Damian Phillips, Damian Smith, Charlotte Urwin
  • Publication number: 20230233140
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a wound monitoring and/or therapy apparatus includes a wound dressing configured to be positioned in contact with a wound, the wound dressing comprising one or more sensors configured to obtain measurement data of at least one of the wound or periwound. The apparatus can also include a controller configured to maintain a device clock indicative of a non-real time clock, receive measurement data obtained by the one or more sensors, and transmit measurement data to a remote computing device according to a security protocol, the security protocol comprising including the device clock associated with the measurement data in the transmission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2023
    Publication date: July 27, 2023
    Inventors: Allan Kenneth Frazer Grugeon Hunt, Marcus Damian Phillips, Felix Clarence Quintanar, Damian Lawson Smith, Charlotte Urwin
  • Publication number: 20230218445
    Abstract: A wound monitoring and/or therapy system can include a substantially stretchable substrate supporting a plurality of electronic components, including sensors, and a plurality of electronic connections that connect at least some of the electronic components. The electronic components can also include a circuit board supporting at least one controller configured to control at least some of the sensors, the circuit board configured to operate without failure when the substrate is flexed as a result of strain. A calibration track can be positioned on the substrate and connected to a monitoring circuit configured to measure a change in resistance of the calibration track indicative of resistance change of at least some of the plurality of electronic connections. The system can include a controller with a circuit board supporting a plurality of electrical components and an antenna configured to communicate with the substrate, the antenna at least partially enclosing the circuit board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2023
    Publication date: July 13, 2023
    Inventors: Allan Kenneth Frazer Grugeon Hunt, William Kelbie, Marcus Damian Phillips, Felix Clarence Quintanar, Daniel Lee Steward
  • Patent number: 11638666
    Abstract: A curable composition for use in wound care comprising, apportioned between at least one Part A and at least one Part B: one or more alkenyl-group containing polymers (i) having at least one alkenyl group or moiety per molecule, one or more SiH-containing polymers (ii) having at least one Si—H unit per molecule; and a catalyst (iii) for curing by addition of alkenyl-containing polymer (i) to SiH-containing polymer (ii), Part A and Part B independently having viscosity at 23° C. in the range 5-300 Pa·s, preferably 10-100 Pa·s, at a shearing rate of 10 s?1, and when combined in one Part having cure time at 23° C. in the range from 0.5 min to 25 min, wherein when dispensed into a location about a wound dressing, said wound dressing overlying a wound site and skin thereabout, said dispensing being so as to intimately contact and overlie an edge of said dressing and skin about said edge, the composition cures in contact with said edge and skin at 32° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Inventors: Edward Yerbury Hartwell, Christopher John Fryer, Sarah Jenny Collinson, Marcus Damian Phillips
  • Patent number: 11633153
    Abstract: Embodiments of apparatuses and methods for determining an emplacement of sensors in a wound dressing are disclosed. In some embodiments, a wound dressing includes a plurality of sensors configured to measure wound or patient characteristics. One or more processors are configured to receive wound or patient characteristics data as well as emplacement data. The received data can be used to determine an emplacement of the plurality of sensors, the wound dressing, or a wound. The sensors can include a set of nanosensors. The wound dressing can include pH sensitive ink which can be utilized for determining a placement of the wound dressing and determining a pH associated with the wound. The wound dressing can be used in a negative pressure wound therapy system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew PLC
    Inventors: Varuni Rachindra Brownhill, Victoria Jody Hammond, Allan Kenneth Frazer Grugeon Hunt, Marcus Damian Phillips, Damian Smith, Charlotte Urwin
  • Patent number: 11633147
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a wound monitoring and/or therapy apparatus includes a wound dressing configured to be positioned in contact with a wound, the wound dressing comprising one or more sensors configured to obtain measurement data of at least one of the wound or periwound. The apparatus can also include a controller configured to maintain a device clock indicative of a non-real time clock, receive measurement data obtained by the one or more sensors, and transmit measurement data to a remote computing device according to a security protocol, the security protocol comprising including the device clock associated with the measurement data in the transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew PLC
    Inventors: Allan Kenneth Frazer Grugeon Hunt, Marcus Damian Phillips, Felix Clarence Quintanar, Damian Lawson Smith, Charlotte Urwin
  • Patent number: 11617684
    Abstract: A negative pressure wound closure devices, systems and methods. Embodiments of the invention facilitate closure of the wound by preferentially contracting under negative pressure to provide for movement of the surrounding tissues. Some embodiments may utilize a stabilizing structure with a plurality of cells configured to collapses more in the x-direction than in the y-direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignees: Smith & Nephew, Inc., University of Massachusetts
    Inventors: Jeremy Nicholas Carey, Raymond M. Dunn, Victoria Jody Hammond, Edward Yerbury Hartwell, Sarah Elizabeth Knight, Marcus Damian Phillips, Diego Alfredo Punin-Albarracin, Mark Richardson, Carl Dean Saxby, Michael Sugrue, Iain Webster
  • Publication number: 20230090142
    Abstract: In some cases, a wound dressing and a method for coating a wound dressing is provided. A first coating may be applied on a first side of a substantially flexible substrate of the wound dressing. The first side of the substrate may support a plurality of electronic components, electronic tracks, and a plurality of connectors between the electronic components and electronic tracks. The first coating may be applied to at least one connector of the plurality of connectors or to at least one electronic components of the plurality of electronic components to reinforce the at least one connector or the at least one electronic components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2021
    Publication date: March 23, 2023
    Inventors: Adam John Fisher, Philip Gowans, Daniel Stewart McKinlay, Lee Ian Partington, Marcus Damian Phillips, Felix Clarence Quintanar, Kirsty Margaret Strachan
  • Patent number: 11596553
    Abstract: Embodiments of apparatuses, systems, methods for monitoring wound pH are disclosed. In some embodiments, a wound dressing includes one or more optical sensors configured to measure a change in color of a pH-sensitive adhesive that changes color in response to changes in wound exudate pH. In some embodiments, the wound dressing may further comprise hydrophilic channels that direct wound exudate to a pH-sensitive material over the optical sensors. Such dressings may also be used in combination with a negative pressure wound therapy system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew PLC
    Inventors: Emma Rhian Cole, Nicholas Charlton Fry, Allan Kenneth Frazer Grugeon Hunt, Marcus Damian Phillips, Daniel Lee Steward
  • Patent number: 11559438
    Abstract: A wound monitoring and/or therapy system can include a substantially stretchable substrate supporting a plurality of electronic components, including sensors, and a plurality of electronic connections that connect at least some of the electronic components. The electronic components can also include a circuit board supporting at least one controller configured to control at least some of the sensors, the circuit board configured to operate without failure when the substrate is flexed as a result of strain. A calibration track can be positioned on the substrate and connected to a monitoring circuit configured to measure a change in resistance of the calibration track indicative of resistance change of at least some of the plurality of electronic connections. The system can include a controller with a circuit board supporting a plurality of electrical components and an antenna configured to communicate with the substrate, the antenna at least partially enclosing the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew PLC
    Inventors: Allan Kenneth Frazer Grugeon Hunt, Marcus Damian Phillips
  • Publication number: 20230013410
    Abstract: In some cases, a wound dressing comprises a substantially flexible substrate with a first, wound-facing side supporting a plurality of electronic components and a second side opposite the first side, wherein the substrate comprises a plurality of perforations formed though the substrate and wherein the plurality of perforations comprise walls on the exterior surface of the plurality of perforations, a first substantially stretchable coating applied to the first side of the substrate, and a second substantially stretchable coating applied to second side of the substrate, wherein the walls of the plurality of perforations are at least partially coated with at least one of the coatings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2020
    Publication date: January 19, 2023
    Inventors: Philip Gowans, Marcus Damian Phillips
  • Patent number: 11439539
    Abstract: The present invention relates to wound closure devices, systems and methods. Embodiments of the invention facilitate closure of the wound by preferentially contracting under negative pressure to provide for movement of the surrounding tissues. Some embodiments may utilize tissue securing portions that aid in securing the invention within a wound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignees: University of Massachusetts, Smith & Nephew Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond M. Dunn, Victoria Jody Hammond, Edward Yerbury Hartwell, Marcus Damian Phillips, Mark Richardson, Carl Dean Saxby, Michael Sugrue