Patents by Inventor Mark Stephen James Beard

Mark Stephen James 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: 20190151516
    Abstract: A system and method for performing tissue therapy may include applying a reduced pressure to a tissue site, sensing a fluid parameter being applied to the tissue site, generating a fluid sensor signal in response to sensing the fluid parameter, and altering the fluid sensor signal in response to sensing that the fluid parameter changes. A fluid leak location mode may be entered. In response to the fluid leak location mode being entered, a graphical user interface that provides for fluid leak location functionality may be displayed. In one embodiment, the fluid leak location mode may be automatically entered in response to the sensor signal crossing a threshold value. Additionally, an alarm signal may be generated in response to determining that the fluid sensor signal crosses the threshold value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher Brian LOCKE, Mark Stephen James BEARD, David Robson BLANDFORD, Timothy Mark ROBINSON
  • Patent number: 10232095
    Abstract: A system and method for performing tissue therapy may include applying a reduced pressure to a tissue site, sensing a fluid parameter being applied to the tissue site, generating a fluid sensor signal in response to sensing the fluid parameter, and altering the fluid sensor signal in response to sensing that the fluid parameter changes. A fluid leak location mode may be entered. In response to the fluid leak location mode being entered, a graphical user interface that provides for fluid leak location functionality may be displayed. In one embodiment, the fluid leak location mode may be automatically entered in response to the sensor signal crossing a threshold value. Additionally, an alarm signal may be generated in response to determining that the fluid sensor signal crosses the threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Brian Locke, Mark Stephen James Beard, David Robson Blandford, Timothy Mark Robinson
  • Publication number: 20180256406
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a reduced-pressure abdominal treatment system for treating an open abdominal cavity is provided. In some embodiments, the reduced-pressure abdominal treatment system has an open-cavity treatment device for providing reduced-pressure treatment to an abdominal cavity; a deep-tissue closure device for applying a closing force on a deep-tissue wound; and a surface-wound closure subsystem for providing a closing force on a surface wound. The method of manufacturing may also include providing a reduced-pressure supply subsystem. A method of treatment using a reduced-pressure abdominal treatment system is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: David George WHYTE, Colin John HALL, Mark Stephen James BEARD, James Joseph SEALY, Keith Patrick HEATON, Ian James HARDMAN, Christopher Guy COWARD
  • Publication number: 20180221549
    Abstract: The illustrative embodiments described herein are directed to a system and method for administering reduced pressure at a tissue site. The apparatus includes a reduced pressure source. The reduced pressure source generates a reduced pressure. The apparatus includes a tube having a plurality of lumens. The plurality of lumens includes at least one collection lumen. The reduced pressure source applies the reduced pressure to the tissue site through the plurality of lumens such that the at least one collection lumen receives fluid from the tissue site. The at least one collection lumen stores the fluid received from the tissue site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Inventors: T. Blane SANDERS, Keith Patrick HEATON, Ian James HARDMAN, Christopher Brian LOCKE, Timothy Mark ROBINSON, Mark Stephen James BEARD, Jonathan Paul JAEB, Kristine M. KIESWETTER, Royce W. JOHNSON, Shannon C. INGRAM
  • Patent number: 10016538
    Abstract: The illustrative embodiments described herein are directed to an apparatus and method for managing reduced pressure at a tissue site. The apparatus includes a reduced pressure source that generates reduced pressure. The reduced pressure is delivered to the tissue site via a delivery tube. The apparatus includes a single pressure sensor. The single pressure sensor detects an actual reduced pressure at the tissue site. The apparatus also includes a controller. The controller determines a responsiveness of the actual reduced pressure measured by the single pressure sensor to an increase in reduced pressure generated by the reduced pressure source. The apparatus includes an indicator. The indicator emits a signal when the controller determines that the actual reduced pressure measured by the single pressure sensor is nonresponsive to the increase in reduced pressure generated by the reduced pressure source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Brian Locke, Mark Stephen James Beard
  • Publication number: 20180168867
    Abstract: A reduced-pressure, deep-tissue closure device for applying a closing force on a deep tissue includes a contractible matrix that is formed with a first plurality of apertures and which has a first side and a second, inward-facing side. The contractible matrix is for disposing proximate to the deep tissue. A reduced-pressure source is fluidly coupled to the contractible matrix and operable to deliver reduced pressure to the contractible matrix. When under reduced pressure, the contractible matrix grips the deep tissue adjacent the contractible matrix and provides a closing force on the deep tissue. A system and method are also presented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: James Joseph SEALY, Keith Patrick HEATON, Colin John HALL, Christopher Guy COWARD, Mark Stephen James BEARD
  • Patent number: 9931249
    Abstract: A reduced-pressure, deep-tissue closure device for applying a closing force on a deep tissue includes a contractible matrix that is formed with a first plurality of apertures and which has a first side and a second, inward-facing side. The contractible matrix is for disposing proximate to the deep tissue. A reduced-pressure source is fluidly coupled to the contractible matrix and operable to deliver reduced pressure to the contractible matrix. When under reduced pressure, the contractible matrix grips the deep tissue adjacent the contractible matrix and provides a closing force on the deep tissue. A system and method are also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: James Joseph Sealy, Keith Patrick Heaton, Colin John Hall, Christopher Guy Coward, Mark Stephen James Beard
  • Patent number: 9925316
    Abstract: The illustrative embodiments described herein are directed to a system and method for administering reduced pressure at a tissue site. The apparatus includes a reduced pressure source. The reduced pressure source generates a reduced pressure. The apparatus includes a tube having a plurality of lumens. The plurality of lumens includes at least one collection lumen. The reduced pressure source applies the reduced pressure to the tissue site through the plurality of lumens such that the at least one collection lumen receives fluid from the tissue site. The at least one collection lumen stores the fluid received from the tissue site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: T. Blane Sanders, Keith Patrick Heaton, Ian James Hardman, Christopher Brian Locke, Timothy Mark Robinson, Mark Stephen James Beard, Jonathan Paul Jaeb, Kristine Kieswetter, Royce W. Johnson, Shannon C. Ingram
  • Patent number: 9895270
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a reduced-pressure abdominal treatment system for treating an open abdominal cavity of a patient is provided. A reduced-pressure abdominal treatment system has an open-cavity treatment device for providing reduced-pressure treatment to a patient's abdominal cavity; a deep-tissue closure device for applying a closing force on a deep-tissue wound on a patient's fascia; a surface-wound closure subsystem for providing a closing force on a surface wound on the patient's epidermis. The method of manufacturing may also include the step of providing a reduced-pressure supply subsystem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Guy Coward, Mark Stephen James Beard, Colin John Hall, Ian James Hardman, Keith Patrick Heaton, James Joseph Sealy, David George Whyte
  • Patent number: 9545466
    Abstract: A reduced pressure treatment system includes a control unit having a control system and a reduced pressure source. The reduced pressure treatment system further includes a manifold unit in fluid communication with the reduced pressure source and a component module to augment treatment. The component module is configured to communicate with the control system of the control unit, and the component module includes a first mounting region configured to be coupled to a complimentary mounting region of the control unit. The component module further includes a second mounting region identical to the complimentary mounting region of the control unit to allow a second component module to be coupled to the first component module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Brian Locke, Timothy Mark Robinson, Mark Stephen James Beard, Aidan Marcus Tout
  • Publication number: 20170007748
    Abstract: A system and method for performing tissue therapy may include applying a reduced pressure to a tissue site, sensing a fluid parameter being applied to the tissue site, generating a fluid sensor signal in response to sensing the fluid parameter, and altering the fluid sensor signal in response to sensing that the fluid parameter changes. A fluid leak location mode may be entered. In response to the fluid leak location mode being entered, a graphical user interface that provides for fluid leak location functionality may be displayed. In one embodiment, the fluid leak location mode may be automatically entered in response to the sensor signal crossing a threshold value. Additionally, an alarm signal may be generated in response to determining that the fluid sensor signal crosses the threshold value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Inventors: CHRISTOPHER BRIAN LOCKE, Mark Stephen James BEARD, David Robson BLANDFORD, Timothy Mark ROBINSON
  • Patent number: 9474679
    Abstract: A system and method for performing tissue therapy may include applying a reduced pressure to a tissue site, sensing a fluid parameter being applied to the tissue site, generating a fluid sensor signal in response to sensing the fluid parameter, and altering the fluid sensor signal in response to sensing that the fluid parameter changes. A fluid leak location mode may be entered. In response to the fluid leak location mode being entered, a graphical user interface that provides for fluid leak location functionality may be displayed. In one embodiment, the fluid leak location mode may be automatically entered in response to the sensor signal crossing a threshold value. Additionally, an alarm signal may be generated in response to determining that the fluid sensor signal crosses the threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Brian Locke, Mark Stephen James Beard, David Robson Blandford, Timothy Mark Robinson
  • Publication number: 20160256616
    Abstract: A reduced pressure treatment system includes a control unit having a control system and a reduced pressure source. The reduced pressure treatment system further includes a manifold unit in fluid communication with the reduced pressure source and a component module to augment treatment. The component module is configured to communicate with the control system of the control unit, and the component module includes a first mounting region configured to be coupled to a complimentary mounting region of the control unit. The component module further includes a second mounting region identical to the complimentary mounting region of the control unit to allow a second component module to be coupled to the first component module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Inventors: Christopher Brian LOCKE, Timothy Mark ROBINSON, Mark Stephen James BEARD, Aidan Marcus TOUT
  • Publication number: 20160235897
    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 controller for automated oscillation of pressure over time is provided to further enhance and stimulate the healing of an open wound. A power management motor control for varying pump drive frequency and managing a portable power supply is provided to increase battery life and improve patient mobility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Inventors: Thomas A. Boynton, Teryl Blane Sanders, Keith Patrick Heaton, Kenneth William Hunt, Mark Stephen James Beard, David M. Tumey, Larry Tab Randolph
  • Publication number: 20160151208
    Abstract: An open-cavity, reduced-pressure treatment device and system for treating a cavity in a patient's body, such as an abdominal cavity, is presented. In one instance, an open-cavity, reduced-pressure treatment device includes a plurality of encapsulated leg members, each having an interior portion with a leg manifold member and formed with fenestrations operable to allow fluid flow into the interior portion, and a central connection member fluidly coupled to the plurality of encapsulated leg members. The central connection member has a connection manifold member. The open-cavity, reduced-pressure treatment devices, systems, and methods allow for, among other things, removal of fluids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Publication date: June 2, 2016
    Inventors: Ian James HARDMAN, David George WHYTE, Christopher Brian LOCKE, Timothy Mark ROBINSON, James Joseph SEALY, Colin John HALL, Mark Stephen James BEARD
  • Patent number: 9352076
    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 controller for automated oscillation of pressure over time is provided to further enhance and stimulate the healing of an open wound. A power management motor control for varying pump drive frequency and managing a portable power supply is provided to increase battery life and improve patient mobility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas A. Boynton, Teryl Blane Sanders, Keith Patrick Heaton, Kenneth William Hunt, Mark Stephen James Beard, David M. Tumey, Larry Tab Randolph
  • Patent number: 9320673
    Abstract: A reduced pressure treatment system includes a control unit having a control system and a reduced pressure source. The reduced pressure treatment system further includes a manifold unit in fluid communication with the reduced pressure source and a component module to augment treatment. The component module is configured to communicate with the control system of the control unit, and the component module includes a first mounting region configured to be coupled to a complimentary mounting region of the control unit. The component module further includes a second mounting region identical to the complimentary mounting region of the control unit to allow a second component module to be coupled to the first component module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Brian Locke, Timothy Mark Robinson, Mark Stephen James Beard, Aidan Marcus Tout
  • Patent number: 9289327
    Abstract: An open-cavity, reduced-pressure treatment device and system for treating a cavity in a patient's body, such as an abdominal cavity, is presented. In one instance, an open-cavity, reduced-pressure treatment device includes a plurality of encapsulated leg members, each having an interior portion with a leg manifold member and formed with fenestrations operable to allow fluid flow into the interior portion, and a central connection member fluidly coupled to the plurality of encapsulated leg members. The central connection member has a connection manifold member. The open-cavity, reduced-pressure treatment devices, systems, and methods allow for, among other things, removal of fluids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Stephen James Beard, Christopher Brian Locke, Colin John Hall, David George Whyte, James Joseph Sealy, Ian James Hardman, Timothy Mark Robinson
  • Publication number: 20150367045
    Abstract: The illustrative embodiments described herein are directed to an apparatus and method for managing reduced pressure at a tissue site. The apparatus includes a reduced pressure source that generates reduced pressure. The reduced pressure is delivered to the tissue site via a delivery tube. The apparatus includes a single pressure sensor. The single pressure sensor detects an actual reduced pressure at the tissue site. The apparatus also includes a controller. The controller determines a responsiveness of the actual reduced pressure measured by the single pressure sensor to an increase in reduced pressure generated by the reduced pressure source. The apparatus includes an indicator. The indicator emits a signal when the controller determines that the actual reduced pressure measured by the single pressure sensor is nonresponsive to the increase in reduced pressure generated by the reduced pressure source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Publication date: December 24, 2015
    Inventors: Christopher Brian LOCKE, Mark Stephen James BEARD
  • Patent number: 9138515
    Abstract: The illustrative embodiments described herein are directed to an apparatus and method for managing reduced pressure at a tissue site. The apparatus includes a reduced pressure source that generates reduced pressure. The reduced pressure is delivered to the tissue site via a delivery tube. The apparatus includes a single pressure sensor. The single pressure sensor detects an actual reduced pressure at the tissue site. The apparatus also includes a controller. The controller determines a responsiveness of the actual reduced pressure measured by the single pressure sensor to an increase in reduced pressure generated by the reduced pressure source. The apparatus includes an indicator. The indicator emits a signal when the controller determines that the actual reduced pressure measured by the single pressure sensor is nonresponsive to the increase in reduced pressure generated by the reduced pressure source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Brian Locke, Mark Stephen James Beard