Patents by Inventor Michael C. Dorsey

Michael C. Dorsey 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: 20210220527
    Abstract: A portable system for subatmospheric pressure therapy in connection with healing a surgical wound, including a wound dressing dimensioned for positioning relative to a wound bed of a subject and a subatmospheric pressure mechanism dimensioned to be carried or worn by the subject. The subatmospheric pressure mechanism includes a housing having a control unit adapted to draw a vacuum and a canister associated with the housing. The canister has a collection bag disposed therein, which is in fluid communication with the wound dressing to receive exudates from the wound bed. The collection bag is adapted to expand upon receipt of the fluids and has means to release gas from within the collection bag in connection with operation of the control unit. With this arrangement, the canister is attitude independent, i.e., the canister may be positioned on edge, on its side or on its end etc. while still maintaining operation of the control unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2021
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Inventors: Kenneth M. Breitweiser, Michael C. Dorsey, Michael D. Hudspeth, Wayne Schuessler, Ricky A. Sisk, Joel D. Wiesner
  • Patent number: 10967106
    Abstract: A portable system for subatmospheric pressure therapy in connection with healing a surgical wound, including a wound dressing dimensioned for positioning relative to a wound bed of a subject and a subatmospheric pressure mechanism dimensioned to be carried or worn by the subject. The subatmospheric pressure mechanism includes a housing having a control unit adapted to draw a vacuum and a canister associated with the housing. The canister has a collection bag disposed therein, which is in fluid communication with the wound dressing to receive exudates from the wound bed. The collection bag is adapted to expand upon receipt of the fluids and has means to release gas from within the collection bag in connection with operation of the control unit. With this arrangement, the canister is attitude independent, i.e., the canister may be positioned on edge, on its side or on its end etc. while still maintaining operation of the control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. Hudspeth, Kenneth M. Breitweiser, Ricky A. Sisk, Michael C. Dorsey
  • Publication number: 20200282135
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for delivering fluid from a syringe to a subject using a pumping device of a flow control apparatus. The method includes locating the flow control apparatus on a horizontal support surface. Providing the syringe with a volume of fluid including a total amount of preferred nutrient and an amount of non-preferred nutrient liquid. Mounting the syringe relative to the flow control apparatus whereby the syringe is oriented in a generally vertical orientation such that an outlet of the syringe faces upward. Initiating operation of the pumping device to draw the fluid from the syringe for a duration of time to preferentially deliver at least a portion of the total amount of preferred nutrient in the fluid to the subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Kenneth M. Breitweiser, Kurt Schneider, Robert B. Gaines, Thomas G. Lewis, Emma C. Buckles, Michael C. Dorsey, Christopher A. Knauper, Ashanti Bryant, Meghan Fox, Jessica Watts Miller
  • Publication number: 20190125631
    Abstract: A catheter with an imaging assembly is used with a console for viewing and/or storing images obtained from the catheter. The catheter may be a feeding tube assembly. The imaging assembly on the feeding tube assembly allows a user to confirm placement of the feeding tube assembly in the patient's alimentary canal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Applicant: KPR U.S., LLC
    Inventors: ROBERT ALLYN, ROBERT B. GAINES, THOMAS G. LEWIS, MICHAEL C. DORSEY, WILLIAM J. BYRD, MICHAEL D. HUDSPETH, GLEN BRANCONIER
  • Patent number: 10272016
    Abstract: A catheter with an imaging assembly is disclosed. The catheter is used with a console for viewing and/or storing images obtained from the catheter. The catheter may be a feeding tube assembly. The imaging assembly on the feeding tube assembly allows a user to confirm placement of the feeding tube assembly in the patient's alimentary canal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: KPR U.S., LLC
    Inventors: Robert Allyn, Robert B. Gaines, Thomas G. Lewis, Michael C. Dorsey, William J. Byrd, Michael D. Hudspeth, Glen Branconier
  • Publication number: 20180333521
    Abstract: A portable system for subatmospheric pressure therapy in connection with healing a surgical wound, including a wound dressing dimensioned for positioning relative to a wound bed of a subject and a subatmospheric pressure mechanism dimensioned to be carried or worn by the subject. The subatmospheric pressure mechanism includes a housing having a control unit adapted to draw a vacuum and a canister associated with the housing. The canister has a collection bag disposed therein, which is in fluid communication with the wound dressing to receive exudates from the wound bed. The collection bag is adapted to expand upon receipt of the fluids and has means to release gas from within the collection bag in connection with operation of the control unit. With this arrangement, the canister is attitude independent, i.e., the canister may be positioned on edge, on its side or on its end etc. while still maintaining operation of the control unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Inventors: Michael D. Hudspeth, Kenneth M. Breitweiser, Ricky A. Sisk, Michael C. Dorsey
  • Publication number: 20180318474
    Abstract: A portable system for subatmospheric pressure therapy in connection with healing a surgical wound, including a wound dressing dimensioned for positioning relative to a wound bed of a subject and a subatmospheric pressure mechanism dimensioned to be carried or worn by the subject. The subatmospheric pressure mechanism includes a housing having a control unit adapted to draw a vacuum and a canister associated with the housing. The canister has a collection bag disposed therein, which is in fluid communication with the wound dressing to receive exudates from the wound bed. The collection bag is adapted to expand upon receipt of the fluids and has means to release gas from within the collection bag in connection with operation of the control unit. With this arrangement, the canister is attitude independent, i.e., the canister may be positioned on edge, on its side or on its end etc. while still maintaining operation of the control unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: Kenneth M. Breitweiser, Michael C. Dorsey, Michael D. Hudspeth, Wayne Schuessler, Ricky A. Sisk, Joel D. Wiesner
  • Patent number: 9974890
    Abstract: A portable system for subatmospheric pressure therapy in connection with healing a surgical wound, including a wound dressing dimensioned for positioning relative to a wound bed of a subject and a subatmospheric pressure mechanism dimensioned to be carried or worn by the subject. The subatmospheric pressure mechanism includes a housing having a control unit adapted to draw a vacuum and a canister associated with the housing. The canister has a collection bag disposed therein, which is in fluid communication with the wound dressing to receive exudates from the wound bed. The collection bag is adapted to expand upon receipt of the fluids and has means to release gas from within the collection bag in connection with operation of the control unit. With this arrangement, the canister is attitude independent, i.e., the canister may be positioned on edge, on its side or on its end etc. while still maintaining operation of the control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. Hudspeth, Kenneth M. Breitweiser, Ricky A. Sisk, Michael C. Dorsey
  • Patent number: 9585813
    Abstract: A catheter with an imaging assembly is disclosed. The catheter is used with a console for viewing and/or storing images obtained from the catheter. The catheter may be a feeding tube assembly. The imaging assembly on the feeding tube assembly allows a user to confirm placement of the feeding tube assembly in the patient's alimentary canal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Michael C. Dorsey, Robert Allyn, William J. Byrd, Thomas G. Lewis, Robert B. Gaines, Michael D. Hudspeth, Glen Branconier
  • Patent number: 9538908
    Abstract: A catheter with an imaging assembly is disclosed. The catheter is used with a console for viewing and/or storing images obtained from the catheter. The catheter may be a feeding tube assembly. The imaging assembly on the feeding tube assembly allows a user to confirm placement of the feeding tube assembly in the patient's alimentary canal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Robert Allyn, Robert B. Gaines, Thomas G. Lewis, Michael C. Dorsey, William J. Byrd, Michael D. Hudspeth, Glen Branconier
  • Patent number: 9517184
    Abstract: A feeding tube assembly for insertion and delivery of nutrients into an alimentary canal is disclosed. A method of facilitating the use of the feeding tube with an insufflation device is also disclosed. The feeding tube assembly has a feeding tube with opposite proximal and distal ends, a feeding passage extending between the proximal and distal ends, an outlet proximate the distal end and in fluid communication with the feeding passage, a port at the proximal end and in fluid communication with the outlet; and an air insufflation device fluidly connectable to the port comprising a compressible air bulb having a bulb inlet and a bulb outlet; an inlet check valve at the bulb inlet, an outlet check valve at the bulb outlet, and a relief valve fluidly connected to the bulb outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Glen Branconier, Michael C. Dorsey, Kelly M. Davis, David Rork Swisher, John P. Moran
  • Publication number: 20160325025
    Abstract: A portable system for subatmospheric pressure therapy in connection with healing a surgical wound, including a wound dressing dimensioned for positioning relative to a wound bed of a subject and a subatmospheric pressure mechanism dimensioned to be carried or worn by the subject. The subatmospheric pressure mechanism includes a housing having a control unit adapted to draw a vacuum and a canister associated with the housing. The canister has a collection bag disposed therein, which is in fluid communication with the wound dressing to receive exudates from the wound bed. The collection bag is adapted to expand upon receipt of the fluids and has means to release gas from within the collection bag in connection with operation of the control unit. With this arrangement, the canister is attitude independent, i.e., the canister may be positioned on edge, on its side or on its end etc. while still maintaining operation of the control unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Inventors: Michael D. Hudspeth, Kenneth M. Breitweiser, Ricky A. Sisk, Michael C. Dorsey
  • Publication number: 20160235629
    Abstract: A catheter with an imaging assembly is disclosed. The catheter is used with a console for viewing and/or storing images obtained from the catheter. The catheter may be a feeding tube assembly. The imaging assembly on the feeding tube assembly allows a user to confirm placement of the feeding tube assembly in the patient's alimentary canal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Inventors: Robert Allyn, Robert B. Gaines, Thomas G. Lewis, Michael C. Dorsey, William J. Byrd, Michael D. Hudspeth, Glen Branconier
  • Patent number: 9375521
    Abstract: A portable system for subatmospheric pressure therapy in connection with healing a surgical wound, including a wound dressing dimensioned for positioning relative to a wound bed of a subject and a subatmospheric pressure mechanism dimensioned to be carried or worn by the subject. The subatmospheric pressure mechanism includes a housing having a control unit adapted to draw a vacuum and a canister associated with the housing. The canister has a collection bag disposed therein, which is in fluid communication with the wound dressing to receive exudates from the wound bed. The collection bag is adapted to expand upon receipt of the fluids and has means to release gas from within the collection bag in connection with operation of the control unit. With this arrangement, the canister is attitude independent, i.e., the canister may be positioned on edge, on its side or on its end etc. while still maintaining operation of the control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. Hudspeth, Kenneth M. Breitweiser, Ricky A. Sisk, Michael C. Dorsey
  • Publication number: 20150073359
    Abstract: A portable system for subatmospheric pressure therapy in connection with healing a surgical wound, including a wound dressing dimensioned for positioning relative to a wound bed of a subject and a subatmospheric pressure mechanism dimensioned to be carried or worn by the subject. The subatmospheric pressure mechanism includes a housing having a control unit adapted to draw a vacuum and a canister associated with the housing. The canister has a collection bag disposed therein, which is in fluid communication with the wound dressing to receive exudates from the wound bed. The collection bag is adapted to expand upon receipt of the fluids and has means to release gas from within the collection bag in connection with operation of the control unit. With this arrangement, the canister is attitude independent, i.e., the canister may be positioned on edge, on its side or on its end etc. while still maintaining operation of the control unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Michael D. Hudspeth, Kenneth M. Breitweiser, Ricky A. Sisk, Michael C. Dorsey
  • Patent number: 8834452
    Abstract: A portable system for subatmospheric pressure therapy in connection with healing a surgical wound, including a wound dressing dimensioned for positioning relative to a wound bed of a subject and a subatmospheric pressure mechanism dimensioned to be carried or worn by the subject. The subatmospheric pressure mechanism includes a housing having a control unit adapted to draw a vacuum and a canister associated with the housing. The canister has a collection bag disposed therein, which is in fluid communication with the wound dressing to receive exudates from the wound bed. The collection bag is adapted to expand upon receipt of the fluids and has means to release gas from within the collection bag in connection with operation of the control unit. With this arrangement, the canister is attitude independent, i.e., the canister may be positioned on edge, on its side or on its end etc. while still maintaining operation of the control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D Hudspeth, Kenneth M. Breitweiser, Ricky A. Sisk, Michael C. Dorsey
  • Publication number: 20140094651
    Abstract: A catheter with an imaging assembly is disclosed. The catheter is used with a console for viewing and/or storing images obtained from the catheter. The catheter may be a feeding tube assembly. The imaging assembly on the feeding tube assembly allows a user to confirm placement of the feeding tube assembly in the patient's alimentary canal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Robert Allyn, Michael C. Dorsey, Thomas G. Lewis
  • Publication number: 20140094653
    Abstract: A catheter with an imaging assembly is disclosed. The catheter is used with a console for viewing and/or storing images obtained from the catheter. The catheter may be a feeding tube assembly. The imaging assembly on the feeding tube assembly allows a user to confirm placement of the feeding tube assembly in the patient's alimentary canal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Thomas G. Lewis, Robert Allyn, Michael C. Dorsey, James H. Harr
  • Publication number: 20140094652
    Abstract: A catheter with an imaging assembly is disclosed. The catheter is used with a console for viewing and/or storing images obtained from the catheter. The catheter may be a feeding tube assembly. The imaging assembly on the feeding tube assembly allows a user to confirm placement of the feeding tube assembly in the patient's alimentary canal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Thomas G. Lewis, Robert B. Gaines, Robert Allyn, Michael C. Dorsey, James H. Harr, William J. Byrd
  • Patent number: D735343
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Michael C. Dorsey, David Rork Swisher