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: 20140074014
    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: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP
    Inventors: Glen Branconier, Michael C. Dorsey, Kelly M. Davis, David Rork Swisher, John P. Moran
  • Publication number: 20140024893
    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: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Michael C. Dorsey, Robert Allyn, William J. Byrd, Thomas G. Lewis, Robert B. Gaines, Michael D. Hudspeth, Glen Branconier
  • Publication number: 20140012233
    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: February 26, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. Hudspeth, Kenneth M. Breitweiser, Ricky A. Sisk, Michael C. Dorsey
  • Patent number: 8414519
    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 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Michael D. Hudspeth, Kenneth M. Breitweiser, Ricky A. Sisk, Michael C. Dorsey
  • Publication number: 20120172665
    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: January 11, 2012
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: Tyco Healthcare Group LP
    Inventors: Robert Allyn, Robert B. Gaines, Thomas G. Lewis, Michael C. Dorsey, William J. Byrd, Michael D. Hudspeth, Glen Branconier
  • Publication number: 20120065469
    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 8, 2011
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Applicant: Tyco Healthcare Group LP
    Inventors: Robert Allyn, Robert B. Gaines, Thomas G. Lewis, Michael C. Dorsey, William J. Byrd, Michael D. Hudspeth, Glen Branconier
  • Patent number: 8055830
    Abstract: A medical device system includes a portable medical device and a docking unit on which the medical device can be removably mounted. The docking unit is configured to communicate with a controller of the medical device when the medical device is mounted on the docking unit to instruct the controller to execute a selected program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Tyco Healthcare Group LP
    Inventors: Gary J. Waldhoff, Michael C. Dorsey
  • Patent number: 8052656
    Abstract: A valve mechanism for use with a feeding set includes a reservoir of liquid and a metering device. The valve mechanism includes a valve body including a reservoir port adapted to be fluidly connected to the reservoir, a metering port adapted to be fluidly connected to the metering device, a feeding port adapted to be in fluid communication with the patient, and a priming port in fluid communication with atmosphere. A valve member in the valve body is adapted to selectively fluidly connect the reservoir port to the priming port, to fluidly connect the reservoir port to the metering port, and to fluidly connect the metering port to the feeding port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Tyco Healthcare Group LP
    Inventor: Michael C. Dorsey
  • Patent number: 8048046
    Abstract: A system for subatmospheric pressure therapy in connection with the healing of a surgical wound is disclosed. The system may be portable or semi-portable, thereby providing the subject with the ability to be partially or completely ambulatory through the course of the treatment. The system includes a wound dressing dimensioned for positioning relative to a wound bed of a subject and a portable subatmospheric pressure mechanism dimensioned to be carried or worn by the subject. The subatmospheric pressure mechanism includes a housing, a vacuum source at least partially disposed within the housing and in fluid communication with the fluid conduit, a filter in fluid communication with the vacuum source, and a collection canister for collecting exudates from the wound bed removed under subatmospheric pressure. An elevation member is mounted with respect to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Tyco Healthcare Group LP
    Inventors: Michael D. Hudspeth, Michael C. Dorsey, Kenneth M. Breitweiser, James M. Harr
  • Patent number: 8051236
    Abstract: A medical device system includes a portable medical device and a docking unit on which the medical device can be removably mounted. The docking unit is configured to communicate with a controller of the medical device when the medical device is mounted on the docking unit to instruct the controller to execute a selected program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Tyco Healthcare Group LP
    Inventors: Gary J. Waldhoff, Michael C. Dorsey
  • Publication number: 20110022762
    Abstract: A medical device system includes a portable medical device and a docking unit on which the medical device can be removably mounted. The docking unit is configured to communicate with a controller of the medical device when the medical device is mounted on the docking unit to instruct the controller to execute a selected program.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Applicant: TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP
    Inventors: Gary J. Waldhoff, Michael C. Dorsey
  • Publication number: 20110022763
    Abstract: A medical device system includes a portable medical device and a docking unit on which the medical device can be removably mounted. The docking unit is configured to communicate with a controller of the medical device when the medical device is mounted on the docking unit to instruct the controller to execute a selected program.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Applicant: TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP
    Inventors: Gary J. Waldhoff, Michael C. Dorsey
  • Patent number: 7873772
    Abstract: A medical device system includes a portable medical device and a docking unit on which the medical device can be removably mounted. The docking unit is configured to communicate with a controller of the medical device when the medical device is mounted on the docking unit to instruct the controller to execute a selected program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Assignee: Tyco Healthcare Group LP
    Inventors: Gary J. Waldhoff, Michael C. Dorsey
  • Publication number: 20100211713
    Abstract: A medical device system includes a portable medical device and a docking unit on which the medical device can be removably mounted. The docking unit is configured to communicate with a controller of the medical device when the medical device is mounted on the docking unit to instruct the controller to execute a selected program.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2009
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Applicant: TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP
    Inventors: Gary J. Waldhoff, Michael C. Dorsey
  • Publication number: 20100204645
    Abstract: A valve mechanism for use with a feeding set includes a reservoir of liquid and a metering device. The valve mechanism includes a valve body including a reservoir port adapted to be fluidly connected to the reservoir, a metering port adapted to be fluidly connected to the metering device, a feeding port adapted to be in fluid communication with the patient, and a priming port in fluid communication with atmosphere. A valve member in the valve body is adapted to selectively fluidly connect the reservoir port to the priming port, to fluidly connect the reservoir port to the metering port, and to fluidly connect the metering port to the feeding port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2009
    Publication date: August 12, 2010
    Applicant: TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP
    Inventor: Michael C. Dorsey
  • Publication number: 20090292264
    Abstract: A system for subatmospheric pressure therapy in connection with the healing of a surgical wound is disclosed. The system may be portable or semi-portable, thereby providing the subject with the ability to be partially or completely ambulatory through the course of the treatment. The system includes a wound dressing dimensioned for positioning relative to a wound bed of a subject and a portable subatmospheric pressure mechanism dimensioned to be carried or worn by the subject. The subatmospheric pressure mechanism includes a housing, a vacuum source at least partially disposed within the housing and in fluid communication with the fluid conduit, a filter in fluid communication with the vacuum source, and a collection canister for collecting exudates from the wound bed removed under subatmospheric pressure. An elevation member is mounted with respect to the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2008
    Publication date: November 26, 2009
    Applicant: Tyco Healthcare Group, LP
    Inventors: Michael D. Hudspeth, Michael C. Dorsey, Kenneth M. Breitweiser, James M. Harr
  • Publication number: 20090292263
    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 21, 2008
    Publication date: November 26, 2009
    Applicant: TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP, LP
    Inventors: Michael D. Hudspeth, Kenneth M. Breitweiser, Ricky A. Sisk, Michael C. Dorsey
  • Patent number: 7510238
    Abstract: An interactive entertainer having a lower tray with a plurality of compressible legs supporting an upper tray. The lower tray is concave to permit rocking of the tray when placed on a flat surface. One or more supports coupled to the lower tray may be repositioned to inhibit rocking of the lower tray. The legs can fold into the lower tray following separation of the upper tray. The lower tray can then nest within the upper tray to provide compact storage. The upper tray can support a seat that is selectively rotatable or stationary based on a position of a seat lock. A plurality of interactive devices may be positioned on the upper tray. One or more sensors may be positioned relative to the seat to detect the orientation of the seat relative to the devices. The devices may be selectively enabled based on the seat orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2009
    Assignee: LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Christa McClintock, Kathleen Campisano, Stephanie Elias, Kim Voskuil, Stuart Kurdi, Michael Perkins, Michael C. Dorsey, Andrew B. Mendenhall
  • Patent number: 7043779
    Abstract: According to the present disclosure, a playyard top rail includes a left rail and a right rail mounted to pivot about a pivot axis relative to the right rail. The playyard top rail further includes a rail lock associated with the left and right rails. The rail lock is configured to lock the right rail to the left rail upon movement of the left and right rails to an in-line erected position and movement of the rail lock in a first direction along the pivot axis to a rail-locking position. Once the rail lock is moved in an opposite second direction along the pivot axis to a rail-releasing position, the left and right rails are free to pivot relative to one another about the pivot axis to assume a side-by-side collapsed position. An extensible cord is coupled at one end to the left rail and at another end to the right rail and supported in the middle on a lock housing containing the rail lock to define a bowed fabric support overlying a portion of the left and right rails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Assignee: Cosco Management, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Mendenhall, Michael C. Dorsey, Jason S. Andrews, James M. Kain, Richard Glover
  • Patent number: 6996760
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for performing a built-in self-test (“BIST”) on an integrated circuit device are disclosed. A BIST controller comprises a BIST engine and a register. The BIST engine is capable of executing a built-in self-test and storing the results thereof, wherein the results include an indication of whether an executed built-in self-test is completed. The register is capable of storing the results of the executed built-in self-test, including the indication. A method for performing a built-in self-test comprises performing a BIST, including generating a indication of whether the built-in self-test is completed, and storing the indication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2006
    Assignee: Sun Microsystems
    Inventor: Michael C. Dorsey