Patents by Inventor Timothy Mark Robinson

Timothy Mark Robinson 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: 20190274891
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and dressings for treating a linear wound, such as an incision, on a patient are presented. The systems, dressings, and methods include a sealing ring that helps form a fluid seal around the linear wound. In one instance, a sealing material is extruded around the linear wound to help form a seal. In another instance, a sealing ring is coupled to a lower portion of a dressing bolster to form a seal. Other systems, methods, and apparatuses are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Tyler H. SIMMONS, Colin John HALL, Timothy Mark ROBINSON
  • Patent number: 10406337
    Abstract: Systems and methods of stimulating or activating fluids for use in wound treatment systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Brian Locke, Timothy Mark Robinson, Richard Daniel John Coulthard
  • Patent number: 10406266
    Abstract: A system suitable for treating a tissue site may include an interface manifold, an interface sealing member, an absorbent layer, and a storage sealing member. The interface manifold may be positioned in fluid communication at the tissue site. The interface sealing member may be adapted to provide a sealed treatment space relative to the tissue site, and the interface manifold may be positioned in the sealed treatment space. The absorbent layer may be for positioning on an exterior facing side of the interface sealing member. The storage sealing member may be adapted to provide a sealed storage space between the storage sealing member and the exterior facing side of the interface sealing member. The absorbent layer may be positioned in the sealed storage space. Other systems, apparatuses, and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: KCI LICENSING, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Brian Locke, Timothy Mark Robinson
  • Patent number: 10398604
    Abstract: Illustrative embodiments of a dressing for treating a tissue site may include a fluid transport layer, an offloading layer, and a liquid deflector. The offloading layer may be in fluid communication with the fluid transport layer, and the offloading layer may include a force offloading region and a target region. The liquid deflector may be positioned between the fluid transport layer and the offloading layer. The liquid deflector may be configured to deflect a liquid from the tissue site into contact with the target region of the offloading layer. The target region may be configured to expand for offloading forces at the tissue site. Other dressings, systems, and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Brian Locke, Timothy Mark Robinson
  • Patent number: 10398603
    Abstract: A wound-closing dressing, which is suitable for use as part of a reduced-pressure, wound-treatment system, may include a sealing drape, one or more contracting elements, and a gripping member. The contracting element may be coupled to the sealing drape and is configured to contract when activated and to generate a closing force. A gripping member is coupled to the sealing drape and is configured to transmit the closing force to a patient's epidermis. Other dressings, systems, and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Brian Locke, Timothy Mark Robinson
  • Patent number: 10398814
    Abstract: A dressing for treating a tissue site may include a base layer, a sealing member, a first and a second wicking layer, and an absorbent layer. The base layer may have a plurality of apertures and may be adapted to cover the tissue site. The sealing member and the base layer may define an enclosure. The first and the second wicking layer may each be disposed in the enclosure with the absorbent layer positioned between the first and the second wicking layer. A conduit comprised of an absorbent material that is vapor permeable and liquid impermeable may be in fluid communication with the dressing for providing reduced pressure to the dressing. Other dressings, systems, and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Mark Robinson, Christopher Brian Locke
  • Publication number: 20190262181
    Abstract: Dressings for closing an opening through a surface of a tissue site are described. The dressing includes a cover adapted to form a sealed space over the opening and a bolster. The bolster is adapted to be positioned adjacent the opening and includes a first plurality of holes. The holes have an average width to length ratio causing the plurality of holes to collapse in a direction substantially perpendicular to the opening. Systems, apparatuses, kits and methods including and/or using the dressing for closing the opening are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Justin Alexander LONG, Timothy Mark ROBINSON, Christopher Brian LOCKE
  • Publication number: 20190262183
    Abstract: A reduced pressure tissue treatment system includes an applicator having an aperture, a first pad section, and a second pad section substantially covering the aperture and positioned substantially adjacent the first pad section. A fabric layer is located at least partially between the second pad section and the drape, and the fabric layer includes a woven or non-woven fabric made from a fiber material. A drape substantially covers the first pad section, the second pad section, the fabric layer, and the applicator. A reduced pressure source is in fluid communication with at least one of the first pad section and the fabric layer for providing reduced pressure to the aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Timothy Mark ROBINSON, Christopher Brian LOCKE
  • Patent number: 10391208
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatuses for providing installation therapy and negative-pressure therapy are described. The apparatus includes a housing and a moveable barrier disposed in the housing to form a dosing chamber and a pressure chamber. The apparatus also includes a therapy conduit configured to be fluidly coupled to a pressure source and to a canister. The apparatus further includes a fluid inlet fluidly coupled to the dosing chamber and configured to be fluidly coupled to a fluid source and a fluid outlet fluidly coupled to the dosing chamber and configured to be fluidly coupled to a dressing. A pressure inlet is fluidly coupled to the therapy conduit and the pressure chamber; and a check valve is disposed in the therapy conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Mark Robinson, Christopher Brian Locke, James A. Luckemeyer
  • Patent number: 10383986
    Abstract: To offload forces from a tissue site being treated with reduced pressure, an offloading pressure component may be used as part of a reduced-pressure treatment system. A reduced-pressure source of the reduced-pressure treatment system vents positive pressure exhaust into the offloading pressure component to inflate the offloading pressure component. The offloading pressure component disperses forces away from the tissue site. Other devices, methods, and systems are presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Mark Robinson, Christopher Brian Locke, Richard Daniel John Coulthard
  • Publication number: 20190231601
    Abstract: A dressing for treating a tissue site with negative pressure may comprise a tissue interface comprising a three-dimensional textile of polyester fibers and a polymer coating on the polyester fibers. In some examples, the three-dimensional textile may be a three-dimensional weave of polyester fibers, and the polymer coating may be hydrophobic. In more particular embodiments, the polymer coating may be silicone or polyethylene, for example. The dressing may additionally include a drape disposed over the tissue interface and a port fluidly coupled to the tissue interface through the drape. The tissue interface may be applied over a tissue site, and therapeutic levels of negative pressure may be applied to the tissue site through the tissue interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher Brian LOCKE, Timothy Mark ROBINSON
  • Publication number: 20190231943
    Abstract: A multi-layer dressing for treating tissue with negative pressure, instillation, or both. In some embodiments a first layer may be formed from reticulated foam having a series of holes. A second layer disposed adjacent to the first layer may be formed from a perforated polymer. The dressing may optionally include a third layer formed from a soft polymer, such as a silicone gel. The third layer may also have perforations or apertures. The third layer is generally oriented to face a tissue site, and may be disposed adjacent to the first layer so that the first layer is disposed between the third layer and the first layer. The perforations or apertures in the third layer may be registered with one or more perforations in the first layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Timothy Mark ROBINSON, Christopher Brian LOCKE
  • Publication number: 20190231940
    Abstract: A system for applying reduced pressure to tissue includes a multi-lumen reduced pressure delivery tube having a proximate end, a distal end, a primary lumen extending through the conduit from the proximate end to the distal end, and an ancillary lumen extending through the conduit from the proximate end to the distal end. A vacuum pump is coupled to the proximate end of the primary lumen, and a reduced pressure adapter is coupled to the distal end of the reduced pressure delivery tube. The adapter includes channels to direct liquid away from the ancillary lumens and into the primary lumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Keith Patrick HEATON, Timothy Mark ROBINSON, Christopher Brian LOCKE
  • Publication number: 20190231600
    Abstract: A dressing for treating a tissue site with negative pressure includes a manifold having a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface. The dressing also includes a first layer adjacent to the first surface and a second layer adjacent to the second surface. The first layer and the second layer each include a polymer film. The dressing also includes a plurality of fluid restrictions in the polymer film adjacent to at least the first surface, and a plurality of bonds between the first layer and the second layer. The plurality of bonds defines separable sections of the manifold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher Brian LOCKE, Timothy Mark ROBINSON, David George WHYTE
  • Publication number: 20190224388
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for moving fluids from a patient to a canister and lowering or eliminating the bio-burden of the canister. In one instance, a method for removing fluids from a patient includes using reduced pressure to remove fluids from a patient, delivering the fluids into a reduced-pressure conduit and into a fluid reservoir, exposing the fluids removed from the patient to a UV light source to kill pathogens to create disposable fluids, and disposing of the disposable fluids. Other systems, devices, and methods are presented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher Brian LOCKE, Timothy Mark ROBINSON
  • Publication number: 20190216652
    Abstract: A system for treating a tissue site includes a reduced-pressure source to apply reduced pressure, a manifold in fluid communication with the pressure source to provide reduced pressure to the tissue site, and a drape for adhering to the tissue site to cover the tissue site and the manifold. The drape includes an adhesive layer for sealing the drape to the tissue site to create a sealed space having the manifold therein, and a non-adhesive layer formed from a portion of the adhesive layer. A method for manufacturing a medical drape includes providing a sheet of adhesive material and treating a side of the sheet of adhesive material to form a non-adhesive layer and an adhesive layer. The method laminates a release liner adjacent the adhesive layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Timothy Mark ROBINSON, Christopher Brian LOCKE
  • Publication number: 20190216991
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and systems for determining a pressure in a sealed therapeutic environment provided by a dressing are described. The system can include a tissue interface configured to be positioned adjacent a tissue site. At least a portion of the tissue interface is electrically conductive. The system also includes a sealing member configured to be disposed over the tissue interface to form the sealed therapeutic environment. The system includes a dressing interface configured to fluidly connect the sealed therapeutic environment with a therapy unit. The dressing interface is further configured to be electrically coupled to the tissue interface and the therapy unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Brian LOCKE, James A. LUCKEMEYER, Timothy Mark ROBINSON
  • Patent number: 10350114
    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: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Ian James Hardman, David George Whyte, Christopher Brian Locke, Timothy Mark Robinson, James Joseph Sealy, Colin John Hall, Mark Stephen James Beard
  • Publication number: 20190209969
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices related to removing fluids from a patient are provided. In one instance, fluid is removed from the patient and delivered to a canister using reduced pressure. Reduced pressure is supplied to the canister via a reduced-pressure delivery conduit that includes a moisture processing device and a hydrophobic filter. The moisture processing device condenses moisture from the air to prevent condensation from occluding the hydrophobic filter. The moisture processing devices includes an expanded volume and one or more liquid-impermeable, vapor-permeable membranes. The liquid-impermeable, vapor-permeable membrane allows vapor to egress the moisture processing device. Other systems, methods, and devices are presented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher Brian LOCKE, Timothy Mark ROBINSON, Aidan Marcus TOUT
  • Patent number: 10335320
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and dressings for treating a linear wound, such as an incision, on a patient are presented. The systems, dressings, and methods include a sealing ring that helps form a fluid seal around the linear wound. In one instance, a sealing material is extruded around the linear wound to help form a seal. In another instance, a sealing ring is coupled to a lower portion of a dressing bolster to form a seal. Other systems, methods, and apparatuses are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Tyler H. Simmons, Colin John Hall, Timothy Mark Robinson