Patents by Inventor Mark Stephen Beard

Mark Stephen Beard 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: 20080071161
    Abstract: A system and method for determining and tracking healing progress of a wound may include receiving a trace of a wound via an electronic display device and a wound depth measurement. A wound volume may be calculated from an area of the trace of the wound and the wound depth measurement. One embodiment may include receiving an image of a wound, displaying the image of the wound on an electronic display, enabling a user to generate indicia on the image of the wound, and generating trace lines between successive indicia to create a closed boundary that defines a perimeter of the wound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2007
    Publication date: March 20, 2008
    Inventors: Jonathan Jaeb, Tianning Xu, Christopher Locke, Mark Stephen Beard
  • Publication number: 20080071216
    Abstract: A connectable component module for a reduced pressure treatment system is provided. The module includes a housing with a rim, a recessed end surface, and an extension. A mounting assembly is fixed to the recessed end surface and includes extendable latches. The latches include a fastener bar that is flush with the rim when the latches are not extended. The module also generally includes a control system contained within the housing. The control system has a communication controller, a communication plug coupled to the communication controller and protruding through an aperture in the mounting assembly and recessed end, and a communication port coupled to the communication controller and exposed to an aperture in the extension.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2007
    Publication date: March 20, 2008
    Inventors: Christopher Locke, Timothy Robinson, Mark Stephen Beard, Aidan Tout
  • Publication number: 20060149170
    Abstract: A system for stimulating the healing of tissue comprises a porous pad positioned within a wound cavity, and an airtight dressing secured over the pad, so as to provide an airtight seal to the wound cavity. A proximal end of a conduit is connectable to the dressing. A distal end of the conduit is connectable to a negative pressure source, which may be an electric pump housed within a portable housing, or wall suction. A canister is positioned along the conduit to retain exudates suctioned from the wound site during the application of negative pressure. A first hydrophobic filter is positioned at an opening of the canister to detect a canister full condition. A second hydrophobic filter is positioned between the first filter and the negative pressure source to prevent contamination of the non-disposable portion of the system by exudates being drawn from the wound. An odor filter is positioned between the between the first and second hydrophobic filters to aid in the reduction of malodorous vapors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2006
    Publication date: July 6, 2006
    Applicant: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Boynton, Teryl Sanders, Keith Heaton, Kenneth Hunt, Mark Stephen Beard, David Tumey, L. Randolph