Patents by Inventor Paul H. Hanifl

Paul H. Hanifl 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: 20080147047
    Abstract: A device for disinfecting and protection a portion of a medical implement, such as a needleless hub or injection port. The device includes a shroud in the form of a cap which is shaped to engage the medical implement, and a disinfectant pad located in the cap engages the needleless hub or injection port, when the cap is applied, to disinfect and protect the hub or port. A covering is provided for maintaining liquid disinfectant in the pad to prevent loss or evaporation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2006
    Publication date: June 19, 2008
    Applicant: SAGE PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Gregory T. Davis, Lawrence G. Ponsi, Jeffrey B. Steffens, Paul H. Hanifl
  • Patent number: 7066916
    Abstract: A disinfectant delivery system and method of providing alcohol-free disinfection to a body to be disinfected, as well as a method of infection reduction by preparation of a patient before an invasive procedure. A blended cloth comprising first fibers and second fibers is provided with the first fibers generally being greater in quantity by weight than the second fibers. A disinfectant solution impregnates the blended cloth, with the disinfectant solution having chlorhexidine gluconate as an active ingredient and having no alcohol. In the method according to the invention, at least one impregnated blended cloth is used to disinfect at least a portion of a body. A plurality of blended cloths can be provided for disinfecting discrete portions of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2006
    Assignee: Sage Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Keaty, Jr., Barbara T. Skiba, Paul H. Hanifl
  • Publication number: 20040228758
    Abstract: A disinfectant delivery system and method of providing alcohol-free disinfection to a body to be disinfected, as well as a method of infection reduction by preparation of a patient before an invasive procedure. A blended cloth comprising first fibers and second fibers is provided with the first fibers generally being greater in quantity by weight than the second fibers. A disinfectant solution impregnates the blended cloth, with the disinfectant solution having chlorhexidine gluconate as an active ingredient and having no alcohol. In the method according to the invention, at least one impregnated blended cloth is used to disinfect at least a portion of a body. A plurality of blended cloths can be provided for disinfecting discrete portions of the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2003
    Publication date: November 18, 2004
    Inventors: Thomas Keaty, Robert J. Panek, Paul H Hanifl
  • Publication number: 20040230168
    Abstract: A disinfectant delivery system and method of providing alcohol-free disinfection to a body to be disinfected, as well as a method of infection reduction by preparation of a patient before an invasive procedure. A blended cloth comprising first fibers and second fibers is provided with the first fibers generally being greater in quantity by weight than the second fibers. A disinfectant solution impregnates the blended cloth, with the disinfectant solution having chlorhexidine gluconate as an active ingredient and having no alcohol. In the method according to the invention, at least one impregnated blended cloth is used to disinfect at least a portion of a body. A plurality of blended cloths can be provided for disinfecting discrete portions of the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2003
    Publication date: November 18, 2004
    Inventors: Thomas Keaty, Barbara T. Skiba, Paul H. Hanifl
  • Patent number: 6238213
    Abstract: A suction oral care device with a head having opposite scrub elements. The scrub elements are dissimilar to one another, one of the scrub elements comprising bristles and the other comprising a foam pad. A suction port communicates with each scrub element, each suction port leading to a suction end of the device. A suction outlet, separate from the suction ports, also extends from the cleansing head. The suction ports and the suction outlet provide three separate locations for suctioning so that even if two become clogged, a third is available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2001
    Assignee: Sage Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles E. Young, Richard A. Rude, Paul H. Hanifl
  • Patent number: 6029809
    Abstract: A patient bathing system in the form of a sealed, flexible outer package and having at least one impregnated washcloth disposed therewithin. The washcloth is formed of a blended cloth comprising rayon and polyester fibers which have been mechanically entangled, with the quantity by weight of the rayon fibers being much greater than the quantity by weight of the polyester fibers. A cleansing solution impregnates the blended cloth with the cleansing solution being generally uniformly distributed throughout the cloth and being generally non-migratory. The amount of the cleansing solution is far less than the absorbency of the washcloths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 29, 2000
    Assignee: Sage Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Barbara T. Skiba, Steven W. Hickman, Keith M. Simon, Paul H. Hanifl
  • Patent number: 6024217
    Abstract: A disposal container for retention of medical waste and the like. The container includes a container body with a separate lid appropriately affixed to the container body. An access aperture is provided in the lid, and the closure assembly is provided to overlie the access aperture in order to provide various degrees of opening or closure of the container. The closure assembly includes a rotary closure which is positionable in a series of positions to control access to the interior of the disposal container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2000
    Inventors: Lawrence G. Ponsi, Paul H. Hanifl
  • Patent number: 5956794
    Abstract: A patient bathing system in the form of a sealed, flexible outer package and having at least one impregnated washcloth disposed therewithin. The washcloth is formed of a blended cloth comprising rayon and polyester fibers which have been mechanically entangled, with the quantity by weight of the rayon fibers being much greater than the quantity by weight of the polyester fibers. A cleansing solution impregnates the blended cloth with the cleansing solution being generally uniformly distributed throughout the cloth and being generally non-migratory. The amount of the cleansing solution is far less than the absorbency of the washcloths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1999
    Assignee: Sage Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Barbara T. Skiba, Steven W. Hickman, Keith M. Simon, Paul H. Hanifl
  • Patent number: 5409113
    Abstract: A disposal container for automatic release of cannulas from a holder and for disposal of the cannulas, and a system for hands-free release of a cannula from a holder. Included is a disposal container having a release aperture formed in the top, the aperture including opposite tapered sides extending into the container. A cannula is mounted in a cannula holder, the holder having at least one depressible lock element extending from the holder. The holder is inserted in the release aperture with the lock element engaging the tapered side, and the holder is then depressed to automatically eject the cannula from the holder. If the cannula is installed in a removable adaptor inserted in the holder, both the adaptor and the cannula are ejected when the holder is depressed in the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 25, 1995
    Assignee: Sage Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael R. Richardson, Lawrence G. Ponsi, Paul H. Hanifl
  • Patent number: 5388699
    Abstract: A specimen collection kit particularly for collection and transport of urine specimens. The kit includes a first pouch sealed about its periphery and encapsulating a collection container therewithin. A second pouch is provided, also with a peripheral seal, and encapsulating one or more test vials for specimen testing. The second pouch also includes a resealable seal proximate one edge such that the second pouch can be resealed after opening of the peripheral seal on that edge. The pouches are united along one edge of each pouch, and a perforation is provided at that juncture to permit severing of the two pouches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1993
    Date of Patent: February 14, 1995
    Assignee: Sage Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Janet Ratajczak, Donald R. Harreld, Paul H. Hanifl
  • Patent number: 5378226
    Abstract: A system for impregnating and dispensing a swab. An outer bag is provided having at least one swab and a burst pouch located therein. The burst pouch is opened within the bag while the bag is sealed, impregnating the swab before its removal. The bag is then opened, and the impregnated swab is removed through an access opening in the bag. The access opening is located so that the bag may be lain horizontally without liquid in the bag spilling from the bag. The pouch is oriented in the bag to be in proximity to the absorbent head of the swab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 3, 1995
    Assignee: Sage Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul H. Hanifl, Lawrence G. Ponsi, John Posey
  • Patent number: 5358148
    Abstract: A sealed collection container having a hollow container body formed of semi-rigid material, such as plastic. The container body is provided with a sealable opening, and a non-venting spout which permits liquid to be poured from the container when inverted. The spout, in combination with deformable sides of the container form a system for metering a desired quantity of liquid from the container when inverted. The deformable sides can be formed thinner in thickness than the corner portions of the container from which the sides extend to aid the metering function of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 25, 1994
    Assignee: Sage Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul H. Hanifl, Donald R. Harreld
  • Patent number: 5322164
    Abstract: A disposal container for automatic release of cannulas from a holder and for disposal of the cannulas, and a system for hands-free release of a cannula from a holder. Included is a disposal container having a release aperture formed in the top, the aperture including opposite tapered sides extending into the container. A cannula is mounted in a cannula holder, the holder having at least one depressible lock element extending from the holder. The holder is inserted in the release aperture with the lock element engaging the tapered side, and the holder is then depressed to automatically eject the cannula from the holder. If the cannula is installed in a removable adaptor inserted in the holder, both the adaptor and the cannula are ejected when the holder is depressed in the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 21, 1994
    Assignee: Sage Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael R. Richardson, Lawrence G. Ponsi, Paul H. Hanifl
  • Patent number: 5312009
    Abstract: A liquid specimen collector for biological fluids. A receptacle is provided for holding fluids, with a cover applied thereon. A sample port is formed in the cover, and a cap is threadedly applied to the port. A removable specimen extractor is installed in the sample port, having a needle for piercing a pierceable end of a specimen vial, and an extraction tube which extends into the receptacle to facilitate withdrawal of any fluid in the receptacle. While the specimen extractor is removable, it is held temporarily in place until its removal is desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 17, 1994
    Assignee: Sage Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Janet Ratajczak, Lawrence G. Ponsi, Paul H. Hanifl
  • Patent number: 5299687
    Abstract: A system for holding and delivery a plurality of disposable cannula adaptors. A dispenser is provided with a dispensing surface having a series of posts or other means for retaining a plurality of disposable cannula adaptors in a spaced relationship. The posts extend upwardly, and preferably two or more adaptors can be accommodated on each post. A plurality of the dispensers can be employed in a stacked relationship, with the dispensers having the posts extending from one side thereof and one or more post retainers formed on the opposite side and in alignment with a post on the next lower dispenser. In an alternative form, the dispenser has an adhesive dispensing surface, and the cannula adaptors are applied in a spaced relationship to the adhesive surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1992
    Date of Patent: April 5, 1994
    Assignee: Sage Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul H. Hanifl, Lawrence G. Ponsi, David A. Bates
  • Patent number: 5151094
    Abstract: A disposable suction swab formed from an elongated stem shaped at one end for connecting to a suction source and having at the opposite end an enlarged, resilient tip. A transverse aperture is formed in the tip is registration with a hole in the stem, the aperture being larger in cross section than the hole. Means is provided for controlling suction within the stem to thereby control the amount of suction in the aperture in the tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 29, 1992
    Assignee: Sage Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul H. Hanifl
  • Patent number: 5085633
    Abstract: A method of forming a disposable suction swab from an elongated stem having an enlarged, resilient tip at one end. The stem is installed in a longitudinal central channel in the tip, and the assembly is then compressed between a pair of displaceable clamp plates, the plates having drill apertures in registration with one another and with the tip being in alignment with the apertures. A hole is then bored through the compressed tip and stem by drilling through the apertures in the clamp plates. The plates are released to eject the formed swab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 1991
    Date of Patent: February 4, 1992
    Assignee: Sage Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul H. Hanifl, Donald R. Harreld
  • Patent number: RE33413
    Abstract: A disposal system particularly adapted for hospital use comprising two portions. The first portion is composed of a hollow, outer enclosure adapted for wall-mounting and including an elongated slot inlet at the top with a barrier adjacent the slot for restricting access to the interior of the enclosure. The enclosure also includes a hinged access door for permitting insertion of the second portion of the invention, an inner container, therewithin. The inner container includes an inlet formed in registration with the slot when installed within the enclosure. The inner container includes a pivotal closure which may be locked in place when full in order to prevent access to the contents of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 1989
    Date of Patent: October 30, 1990
    Assignee: Sage Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul H. Hanifl
  • Patent number: D348315
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 28, 1994
    Assignee: Sage Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul H. Hanifl, Donald R. Harreld
  • Patent number: D352998
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 29, 1994
    Assignee: Sage Prodcts, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul H. Hanifl