Patents by Inventor William Kelbie

William Kelbie 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: 20240058176
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein relate to apparatuses, systems, and methods for the treatment of wounds, for example using multiple wound dressings in combination with negative pressure wound therapy. A negative pressure would therapy apparatus can include a negative pressure source and a controller. The negative pressure source can include inlets configured to couple via fluid flow paths to wound dressings. The fluid flow paths can include pressure sensors configured to measure pressure in the fluid flow paths. The pressure sensors can include a first pressure sensor configured to measure pressure in the first fluid flow path and a second pressure sensor configured to measure pressure in the second fluid flow path. The controller can be configured to operate the negative pressure source and provide, based on measured pressure, indication of at least one operating condition associated with at least one of the fluid flow paths.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2023
    Publication date: February 22, 2024
    Inventors: Victoria Beadle, Sarah Jenny Collinson, Mark Ellerington, Yeswanth Gadde, Edward Yerbury Hartwell, William Kelbie, Natasha Rose Middleton, Samuel John Mortimer, Stephanie Jane Noble, Gareth Walker, Fraser George Weedon, Jessica Winks
  • Patent number: 11896465
    Abstract: Embodiments of negative pressure wound therapy systems and methods are disclosed. In one embodiment, an apparatus includes a wound dressing, negative pressure source, user interface, sensor, and control circuitry. The user interface can receive an activation input. The sensor can detect whether the wound dressing is positioned over a wound. The control circuitry can cause supply of negative pressure in response to receipt of the activation input and a determination that the sensor detects that the wound dressing is positioned over the wound. In addition, the control circuitry can prevent supply of negative pressure in response to a determination that the sensor does not detect that the wound dressing is positioned over the wound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew PLC
    Inventors: Ben Alan Askem, Victoria Beadle, John Philip Gowans, Mark Hesketh, Allan Kenneth Frazer Grugeon Hunt, William Kelbie, Damyn Musgrave, Joseph William Robinson
  • Patent number: 11833014
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein relate to apparatuses, systems, and methods for the treatment of wounds, for example using multiple wound dressings in combination with negative pressure wound therapy. A negative pressure would therapy apparatus can include a negative pressure source and a controller. The negative pressure source can include inlets configured to couple via fluid flow paths to wound dressings. The fluid flow paths can include pressure sensors configured to measure pressure in the fluid flow paths. The pressure sensors can include a first pressure sensor configured to measure pressure in the first fluid flow path and a second pressure sensor configured to measure pressure in the second fluid flow path. The controller can be configured to operate the negative pressure source and provide, based on measured pressure, indication of at least one operating condition associated with at least one of the fluid flow paths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: T.J.Smith and Nephew, Limited
    Inventors: Victoria Beadle, Sarah Jenny Collinson, Mark Ellerington, Yeswanth Gadde, Edward Yerbury Hartwell, William Kelbie, Natasha Rose Middleton, Samuel John Mortimer, Stephanie Jane Noble, Gareth Walker, Fraser George Weedon, Jessica Winks
  • Publication number: 20230381026
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments relate to apparatuses and methods for wound treatment. A wound dressing apparatus can comprises a wound contact layer, at least one absorbent layer, an electronics unit comprising a negative pressure source unit, and a cover layer. The electronics unit can comprise a plurality of sensors positioned on a printed circuit board and an inlet protection mechanism of the negative pressure source unit comprises a first recess in fluid communication with a first sensor and the outlet or exhaust mechanism negative pressure source unit comprises a second recess in fluid communication with a second sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2023
    Publication date: November 30, 2023
    Inventors: Frederick Jethro Harrison, Mark Richard Hesketh, William Kelbie, Joseph William Robinson, Daniel Lee Steward, Grant West
  • Publication number: 20230320905
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments relate to apparatuses and methods for wound treatment. In some embodiments, a negative pressure source is incorporated into a wound dressing apparatus so that the wound dressing and the negative pressure source are part of an integral or integrated wound dressing structure that applies the wound dressing and the negative pressure source simultaneously to a patient's wound. The negative pressure source and/or electronic components may be positioned between a wound contact layer and a cover layer of the wound dressing. The negative pressure source and/or electronic components may be separated and/or partitioned from an absorbent area of the dressing. A switch may be integrated with the wound dressing to control operation of the wound dressing apparatus. A connector may be direct air from an outlet of the negative pressure source to the environment. A non-return valve may inhibit back flow of air into the wound dressing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2023
    Publication date: October 12, 2023
    Inventors: Ben Alan Askem, Victoria Beadle, John Philip Gowans, Mark Hesketh, Allan Kenneth Frazer Grugeon Hunt, William Kelbie, Damyn Musgrave, Joseph William Robinson
  • Publication number: 20230310733
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for safe operation of a wound treatment apparatus with electronic components integrated on or within a wound dressing. In some embodiments, the electronic components include a power source, an isolation circuit, a controller, a capacitor, and a negative pressure source. The isolation circuit provides multiple activation states with at least one state preventing application of power to the other electronic components capable of storing electrical energy, thereby providing a safe operation of the apparatus. For example, sterilization of the apparatus can be performed safely.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2023
    Publication date: October 5, 2023
    Inventors: Frederick Jethro Harrison, Edward Yerbury Hartwell, William Kelbie, Reece Knight, Gergely Melis, Damyn Musgrave, Molly Northcote, Felix Clarence Quintanar, Joseph William Robinson, Daniel Lee Steward, Grant West
  • Patent number: 11723809
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments relate to apparatuses and methods for wound treatment. In some embodiments, a negative pressure source is incorporated into a wound dressing apparatus so that the wound dressing and the negative pressure source are part of an integral or integrated wound dressing structure that applies the wound dressing and the negative pressure source simultaneously to a patient's wound. The negative pressure source and/or electronic components may be positioned between a wound contact layer and a cover layer of the wound dressing. The negative pressure source and/or electronic components may be separated and/or partitioned from an absorbent area of the dressing. A switch may be integrated with the wound dressing to control operation of the wound dressing apparatus. A connector may be direct air from an outlet of the negative pressure source to the environment. A non-return valve may inhibit back flow of air into the wound dressing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew PLC
    Inventors: Ben Alan Askem, Victoria Beadle, John Philip Gowans, Mark Hesketh, Allan Kenneth Frazer Grugeon Hunt, William Kelbie, Damyn Musgrave, Joseph William Robinson
  • Publication number: 20230248578
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments relate to apparatuses and methods for wound treatment. In some embodiments, a wound dressing apparatus can comprise a wound contact layer, a spacer layer, an absorbent layer positioned on the spacer layer, an electronics unit comprising a negative pressure source and/or electronic components, wherein the absorbent layer comprises a recess configured to receive the electronics unit and the absorbent layer is configured to be in fluid communication with the electronics unit, and a cover layer configured to cover and form a seal over the wound contact layer, the spacer layer, the absorbent layer, and the electronics unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2023
    Publication date: August 10, 2023
    Inventors: Victoria Beadle, Mark Hesketh, William Kelbie, Damyn Musgrave, Joseph William Robinson, Daniel Steward
  • Publication number: 20230241301
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are embodiments of a wound treatment apparatus with electronic components integrated within a wound dressing. In some embodiments, a wound dressing apparatus can comprise a wound dressing. The wound dressing can comprise an absorbent material, an electronics unit comprising a negative pressure source, the electronics unit integrated within the wound dressing and at least partially encapsulated by a flexible film. The electronics unit can include translucent or transparent components that allow light to travel through to reach adhesives or coatings on the electronic components that would otherwise be obscured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2023
    Publication date: August 3, 2023
    Inventors: William Kelbie, Daniel Lee Steward, Charlotte Urwin
  • Publication number: 20230240898
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are embodiments of a wound treatment apparatus with electronic components integrated within a wound dressing. In some embodiments, a wound dressing apparatus can comprise a wound dressing. The wound dressing can comprise an absorbent material, an electronics unit comprising a negative pressure source, the electronics unit integrated within the wound dressing and at least partially encapsulated by a flexible film. The flexible film can comprise a window or aperture configured to permit fluid communication between the absorbent material and the negative pressure source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2023
    Publication date: August 3, 2023
    Inventors: Frederick Jethro Harrison, William Kelbie, Joseph William Robinson, Daniel Lee Steward, Grant West
  • Patent number: 11707564
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for safe operation of a wound treatment apparatus with electronic components integrated on or within a wound dressing. In some embodiments, the electronic components include a power source, an isolation circuit, a controller, a capacitor, and a negative pressure source. The isolation circuit provides multiple activation states with at least one state preventing application of power to the other electronic components capable of storing electrical energy, thereby providing a safe operation of the apparatus. For example, sterilization of the apparatus can be performed safely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew PLC
    Inventors: Frederick Jethro Harrison, Edward Yerbury Hartwell, William Kelbie, Reece Knight, Gergely Melis, Damyn Musgrave, Molly Northcote, Felix Clarence Quintanar, Joseph William Robinson, Daniel Lee Steward, Grant West
  • Patent number: 11701265
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments relate to apparatuses and methods for wound treatment. A wound dressing apparatus can comprises a wound contact layer, at least one absorbent layer, an electronics unit comprising a negative pressure source unit, and a cover layer. The electronics unit can comprise a plurality of sensors positioned on a printed circuit board and an inlet protection mechanism of the negative pressure source unit comprises a first recess in fluid communication with a first sensor and the outlet or exhaust mechanism negative pressure source unit comprises a second recess in fluid communication with a second sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew PLC
    Inventors: Frederick Jethro Harrison, Mark Richard Hesketh, William Kelbie, Joseph William Robinson, Daniel Lee Steward, Grant West
  • Publication number: 20230218445
    Abstract: A wound monitoring and/or therapy system can include a substantially stretchable substrate supporting a plurality of electronic components, including sensors, and a plurality of electronic connections that connect at least some of the electronic components. The electronic components can also include a circuit board supporting at least one controller configured to control at least some of the sensors, the circuit board configured to operate without failure when the substrate is flexed as a result of strain. A calibration track can be positioned on the substrate and connected to a monitoring circuit configured to measure a change in resistance of the calibration track indicative of resistance change of at least some of the plurality of electronic connections. The system can include a controller with a circuit board supporting a plurality of electrical components and an antenna configured to communicate with the substrate, the antenna at least partially enclosing the circuit board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2023
    Publication date: July 13, 2023
    Inventors: Allan Kenneth Frazer Grugeon Hunt, William Kelbie, Marcus Damian Phillips, Felix Clarence Quintanar, Daniel Lee Steward
  • Publication number: 20230201445
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are several embodiments of a negative pressure system and methods of using the same in the treatment of wounds. Some embodiments are directed to a system that utilizes a wound dressing with at least three layers. These embodiments are directed toward improved distribution of negative pressure to a wound and periwound site surrounding the wound. Some embodiments are directed to a fixation strip for sealing a wound dressing to a wound and periwound site. The fixation strip can comprise multiple layers including an adhering layer, a wound sealing layer and at least one protective liner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2021
    Publication date: June 29, 2023
    Inventors: Michael Earl, Danielle Susan Johnson, William Kelbie, David Lloyd, Samuel John Mortimer, Luke Michael Parry, Daniel Lee Steward, Rhianna Ward, Hannah Bailey Weedon
  • Patent number: 11648152
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are embodiments of a wound treatment apparatus employing hydrophobic and hydrophilic dressing materials and/or coating of the layers of a wound dressing. In some embodiments, the hydrophobic and hydrophilic dressing materials and/or coating controls the migration of fluid within the wound dressing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew PLC
    Inventors: John Philip Gowans, William Kelbie, Stephanie Jane Noble
  • Publication number: 20230142359
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are embodiments of a wound treatment apparatus with electronic components integrated within a wound dressing. In some embodiments, a wound dressing apparatus can comprise a wound contact layer, an absorbent layer over the wound contact layer, the absorbent layer comprising one or more apertures, a cover layer configured to cover and form a seal over the wound contact layer and the absorbent layer, and an electronics assembly comprising a negative pressure source. A portion of the cover layer overlying the one or more apertures in the absorbent layer can be configured to be compressed within the aperture in the absorbent layer when negative pressure is applied to the wound dressing apparatus. The compressed cover layer can indicate a level of negative pressure below the cover layer. In some embodiments, the wound dressing apparatus can comprise an indicator material layer and a cover layer configured to cover and form a seal over the wound contact layer and the indicator material layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2022
    Publication date: May 11, 2023
    Inventors: Michael Earl, Frederick Jethro Harrison, William Kelbie, Reece Knight, David Peter Lloyd, Joseph William Robinson, Daniel Lee Steward, Grant West
  • Patent number: 11564845
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are embodiments of a wound treatment apparatus with electronic components integrated within a wound dressing. In some embodiments, a wound dressing apparatus can comprise a wound dressing. The wound dressing can comprise an absorbent material, an electronics unit comprising a negative pressure source, the electronics unit integrated within the wound dressing and at least partially encapsulated by a flexible film. The flexible film can comprise a window or aperture configured to permit fluid communication between the absorbent material and the negative pressure source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew PLC
    Inventors: Frederick Jethro Harrison, William Kelbie, Joseph William Robinson, Daniel Lee Steward, Grant West
  • Patent number: 11564847
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments relate to apparatuses and methods for wound treatment. In some embodiments, a wound dressing apparatus can comprise a wound contact layer, a spacer layer, an absorbent layer positioned on the spacer layer, an electronics unit comprising a negative pressure source and/or electronic components, wherein the absorbent layer comprises a recess configured to receive the electronics unit and the absorbent layer is configured to be in fluid communication with the electronics unit, and a cover layer configured to cover and form a seal over the wound contact layer, the spacer layer, the absorbent layer, and the electronics unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew PLC
    Inventors: Victoria Beadle, Mark Hesketh, William Kelbie, Damyn Musgrave, Joseph William Robinson, Daniel Steward
  • Patent number: 11554203
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are embodiments of a wound treatment apparatus with electronic components integrated within a wound dressing. In some embodiments, a wound dressing apparatus can comprise a wound dressing. The wound dressing can comprise an absorbent material, an electronics unit comprising a negative pressure source, the electronics unit integrated within the wound dressing and at least partially encapsulated by a flexible film. The electronics unit can include translucent or transparent components that allow light to travel through to reach adhesives or coatings on the electronic components that would otherwise be obscured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew PLC
    Inventors: William Kelbie, Daniel Lee Steward, Charlotte Urwin
  • Patent number: D999914
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew PLC
    Inventors: William Kelbie, Reece Knight, Daniel Lee Steward