With Handle Or Applicator Means Patents (Class 128/851)
  • Patent number: 10117717
    Abstract: A catheter dressing system includes a catheter that may be inserted into a patient when the patient is undergoing a surgical procedure. A dressing is provided and the dressing is selectively adhered to the patient. The dressing covers the catheter thereby inhibiting the catheter from being contaminated and the dressing gas a tear-away portion. A surgical drape is positioned on the patient when the patient is undergoing the surgical procedure. The surgical drape adhesively engages the tear-away portion of the dressing. The tear away portion is removed from the dressing when the surgical drape is removed from the patient such that the dressing remains on the catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Inventor: Luke Blake
  • Patent number: 9271863
    Abstract: A body waste collecting device includes a collecting pouch and an adhesive wafer for attachment to the body. The adhesive wafer has a backing layer, at least one intermediate layer of adhesive, a skin facing layer of adhesive, and a film layer. The intermediate layer of adhesive and the skin facing layer of adhesive include liquid impermeable, moisture permeable soft adhesives, and the film layer is positioned between the skin facing layer of adhesive and the intermediate layer of adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventors: Esben Stroebech, Mads Lykke, Anders Bach
  • Publication number: 20140261457
    Abstract: A drape suitable for use with a multi-tier back table comprises a first fabric portion configured to substantially cover a lower table surface and a second fabric portion configured as a pocket that receives at least a substantial portion of an upper table surface. By one approach this pocket includes at least one hand slot configured to receive a user's hand such that the user can lift the second fabric portion and slide the pocket over the upper table surface. A third fabric portion comprising a vertical panel connects the first and second fabric portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: MEDLINE INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Troy Lother, Amanda Jaron
  • Patent number: 8833707
    Abstract: A urology drainage bag system has disposable clamps and/or bands that are disposed of along with the disposable urology drape. The drape, clamps, and band may comprise an integrated system for disposal as a unit. In some embodiments, the drape, clamps, and band are assembled together at the time of manufacture and sold as an integrated unit such that assembly of the drape onto the band by the end users at the point of use is not needed. Several plastic molded clamp embodiments are disclosed. Alternative methods and devices for supporting a flexible band and drainage bag relative to an OR table are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Allen Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Sarah M. Steinberg, Paul J. Skavicus, Jesse S. Drake, Mark A. Sutherland, Thomas K. Skripps
  • Patent number: 8739797
    Abstract: A draping system provides a continuous sterile field between a patient incision area and one or more medical practitioners. The draping system has a quick release system incorporated into the drape that enables a medical practitioner to separate from the continuous sterile field without disrupting the sterile field around the practitioner or the patient. The draping system may include an abbreviated practitioner gown, a drain and an integral patient incision area or a flap for extending the continuous sterile field around to one or more additional operating room tables. A modular drape and gown system extends the sterile field beyond the operating table allowing practitioners to couple to the extended field. A tent provides an enclosed sterile field useful in mobile or other non operating room surgical environments. Integral lighting and information displays facilitate field surgical procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Bonutti Skeletal Innovations LLC
    Inventor: Peter M. Bonutti
  • Patent number: 8740883
    Abstract: A detachable control handle of a surgical device for use in positioning an instrument for use in a surgical procedure. The detachable control handle comprises: a handle assembly configured for communicating with a mechanical positioning mechanism via a connector, wherein said mechanical positioning mechanism is configured to couple with said instrument outside of a patient's body and to move said instrument relative to said patient's body, said handle assembly comprising: a control handle; a detaching mechanism coupled with said control handle, said detaching mechanism configured for detachably coupling said control handle with said mechanical positioning mechanism, wherein said control handle and said mechanical positioning mechanism are sealingly coupled with a first and second portion of a drape interface mechanism of a sterile drape, respectively, wherein said sterile drape is configured for isolating a portion of said surgical device within a sterile environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Carefusion 2200, Inc.
    Inventors: Brooke Skora, Jose Jacquez, How-Lun Chen
  • Patent number: 8640706
    Abstract: A surgical device for use in positioning an instrument for use in a surgical procedure. The surgical device comprises: a mechanical positioning mechanism configured to couple with an instrument outside of a patient's body and to move the instrument relative to said patient's body; a control mechanism comprising a detachable control handle configured to be detachably coupled with the mechanical positioning mechanism and is sealingly coupled with a drape interface mechanism of a sterile drape, the sterile drape being configured for isolating a portion of the surgical device within a sterile environment, the drape interface mechanism comprising a ring defining an opening through the sterile drape; and a connector operatively coupled with the control mechanism and the mechanical positioning mechanism and configured for causing the mechanical positioning mechanism to move the instrument by transmitting force applied by a human to the control mechanism through the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Carefusion 2200, Inc.
    Inventors: Brooke Skora, Jose Jacquez, How-Lun Chen
  • Patent number: 8464721
    Abstract: A retracting eye drape assembly is disclosed for use around a patient's eye to seclude and seal off the operative field during eye surgery. The drape assembly includes a retraction member connected to the drape and configured to engage the patient's eyelid, an extension member connected to the retraction member or to the drape and configured to substantially enclose the patient's eyelid, and a retraction flap configured to secure the patient's eyelid in a substantially retracted position. A method of applying an eye drape assembly is disclosed. After application of the drape to the patient's face, and while the patient's eyelid is closed, the patient's eyelid is engaged by a retraction member connected to the drape and retracted. While retracted, the patient's eyelid is substantially enclosed to seclude the eyelid and eyelashes from the operational area. The secluded eyelid and eyelashes are then secured in a retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Inventor: Andrew Peter Davis
  • Patent number: 8459265
    Abstract: A drape having a pair of elongated sheets connected at distal ends to define a skirt, with opposing side walls in a first portion of the elongated sheets having a first width and in a second portion having a different width so the drape has a stair-step structure, with a paper and plastic laminated first and second tier panels attached to the elongated sheets in spaced-relation and a central panel attached therebetween, for covering a tiered surgical operating table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Variamed, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher B. Young, Scott D. Hodges, S. Craig Humphreys
  • Publication number: 20130125901
    Abstract: A catheterization sleeve is provided for radial access catheterization, The sleeve includes a dosed distal end, and open proximal end and a tubular sidewall extending between the ends. An access opening is formed in the tubular sidewall to permit access to a catheterization site on the arm of the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Inventor: Christos Pitaoulis
  • Patent number: 8439043
    Abstract: A retracting eye drape assembly is disclosed for use around a patient's eye to seclude and seal off the operative field during eye surgery. The drape assembly includes a retraction member connected to the drape and configured to engage the patient's eyelid, an extension member connected to the retraction member or to the drape and configured to substantially enclose the patient's eyelid, and a retraction flap configured to secure the patient's eyelid in a substantially retracted position. A method of applying an eye drape assembly is disclosed. After application of the drape to the patient's face, and while the patient's eyelid is closed, the patient's eyelid is engaged by a retraction member connected to the drape and retracted. While retracted, the patient's eyelid is substantially enclosed to seclude the eyelid and eyelashes from the operational area. The secluded eyelid and eyelashes are then secured in a retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Inventor: Andrew Peter Davis
  • Publication number: 20130104908
    Abstract: Provided is a surgical drape or towel comprising a base sheet composed of one or more layers. An edge region of the base sheet has a recess therein and the recess is covered by a strip of thin plastic film having a layer of adhesive on one side thereof for attaching the surgical drape or towel to skin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Inventor: Katarina Lager
  • Publication number: 20130047994
    Abstract: A surgical drape includes a sheet with a shoulder portion, a body portion and a pull tab. The shoulder portion is folded longitudinally in half to form a container such that the transverse edges of the container are sealed and the body portion is folded transversely in half and rolled into a tight drape roll which is disposed and removably secured within the container. In use, the container is removably attached to a surface of an operating table such that a portion of a patient can be placed upon the container. The tight drape roll and the pull tab are configured such that when a patient is placed upon the container, the tight drape roll can be easily unfurled by pulling on the pull tab to form a relatively flat drape surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventor: Tamra West
  • Publication number: 20120255562
    Abstract: A surgical incise drape of the invention comprises: an essentially transparent or translucent extensible film having opposite first and second major surfaces and opposite first and second side edges; a pressure-sensitive adhesive adhered to at least a major portion of the first major surface of the extensible film; an extensible carrier removably adhered to the second major surface of the extensible film and extending past the first and second side edges of the extensible film to provide gripping portions for facilitating wrinkle-free application of the drape to a patient; and, optionally, a release liner adhered to the pressure-sensitive adhesive opposite the extensible film. Methods of applying such surgical incise drapes to a surgical site on a patient's body are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2011
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Applicant: ENTROTECH, INC.
    Inventor: James E. McGuire, JR.
  • Publication number: 20120080041
    Abstract: A surgical device for use in positioning an instrument for use in a surgical procedure. The surgical device comprises: a mechanical positioning mechanism configured to couple with an instrument outside of a patient's body and to move the instrument relative to said patient's body; a control mechanism comprising a detachable control handle configured to be detachably coupled with the mechanical positioning mechanism and is sealingly coupled with a drape interface mechanism of a sterile drape, the sterile drape being configured for isolating a portion of the surgical device within a sterile environment, the drape interface mechanism comprising a ring defining an opening through the sterile drape; and a connector operatively coupled with the control mechanism and the mechanical positioning mechanism and configured for causing the mechanical positioning mechanism to move the instrument by transmitting force applied by a human to the control mechanism through the connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Inventors: Brooke Skora, Jose Jacquez, How-Lun Chen
  • Patent number: 7856979
    Abstract: Described herein are nasal respiratory devices and methods for treating a variety of medical diseases including snoring and sleep apnea through the use of such devices. In general, these devices include an airflow resistor, such as a flap valve and a holdfast for securing the device in communication with the subject's nasal cavity. The devices may be configured to include leak paths to regulate the expiratory pressure when worn by a subject. Methods for using these devices may include securing a device over or at least partially within (or both of) a subject's nasal cavities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: Ventus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Rajiv Doshi, Ryan Kendall Pierce, Bryan Loomas
  • Patent number: 7770583
    Abstract: A surgical drape for use during surgery of a patient includes a sheet that is configured for covering at least a portion of the patient during surgery. At least one instrument holder strap is attached to a front surface of the drape, the strap having a first end affixed to the drape, an opposite releasable attachment end, and an elastomeric section between the affixed end and the attachment end such that the strap can be stretched to attach surgical instruments to various locations on the drape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Linda G. Harris, Henry L. Griesbach, III
  • Publication number: 20100175700
    Abstract: A surgical drape includes a sheet with a shoulder portion, a body portion and a pull tab. The shoulder portion is folded longitudinally in half to form a container such that the transverse edges of the container are sealed and the body portion is folded transversely in half and rolled into a tight drape roll which is disposed and removably secured within the container. In use, the container is removably attached to a surface of an operating table such that a portion of a patient can be placed upon the container. The tight drape roll and the pull tab are configured such that when a patient is placed upon the container, the tight drape roll can be easily unfurled by pulling on the pull tab to form a relatively flat drape surface. In another embodiment, a waste bag is removably disposed on the container. In yet another embodiment, a fluid collection and drainage pouch is removably disposed on and integrated into the body portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2010
    Publication date: July 15, 2010
    Inventor: Tamra West
  • Patent number: 7695444
    Abstract: A flexible protective cover for preventing fluid from entering an open epidermal site on a user, comprising: a central portion having at least one rib, an edge connected to the central portion at an angle, a lip disposed around the edge, a sealing member disposed over the lip for providing a sealing engagement between the lip and the open epidermal site, and at least one adjustable strap removably connected to the central portion. Also disclosed is a flexible protective cover having a central portion, an edge connected to the central portion at an angle, an inflatable sealing member integral with the edge for providing the sealing engagement, and at least one adjustable strap removably connected to the central portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Inventors: Kathy A. Simmons, Mary E. Simmons
  • Publication number: 20100031966
    Abstract: A medical drape has a tool-less removal feature and includes a drape material, a drape cut, an adhesive tape strip, and a scoreline. The drape material has a top side, a back side, and at least one exterior edge. The drape cut has a starting point at the exterior edge and extends completely through the thickness of the drape material. The adhesive tape strip is positioned along the length of the drape cut to overlap at least a portion of the drape material on both sides of the drape cut to initially secure the two adjoining cut edges to each other. The scoreline extends along the length of the adhesive tape strip and only partially through the thickness of the adhesive tape strip to permit easy tearing of the adhesive tape strip for separation of the two adjoining cut edges.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2008
    Publication date: February 11, 2010
    Inventor: Fred L. Allen
  • Publication number: 20090320856
    Abstract: An applicator and associated method for applying a microbial sealant system and methods for controlling the polymerization of a microbial sealant, the applicator having a housing; a first reservoir element associated with the housing, the first reservoir element containing a polymerization control liquid; a first applicator element adapted to apply a substantially uniform layer polymerization control liquid to the skin; and a second reservoir element integrated with the housing and containing a liquid composed of cyanoacrylate pre-polymers that having polymerization characteristics influenced by the polymerization control liquid, the second reservoir being in fluid communication with a second applicator element adapted to apply a substantially uniform layer of the cyanoacrylate pre-polymers over the layer of polymerization control liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2008
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
    Inventors: John Brewer, Joseph A. Cesa, Ajay Y. Houde, Ilona F. Weart
  • Patent number: 7628767
    Abstract: A method for preventing infection and maintaining aseptic epidermal areas by preventing contaminated fluid from entering an open epidermal site on a user, comprising the steps of: removably attaching at least one adjustable strap to a reusable non-deforming flexible protective cover comprising a sealing member, covering the open epidermal site with the reusable non-deforming flexible protective cover while maintaining a space between the reusable non-deforming flexible protective cover and the open epidermal site, and tightening the at least one adjustable strap to secure the reusable non-deforming flexible protective cove over the open epidermal site to create a fluid-tight seal between the sealing member and the open epidermal site, thereby preventing contaminated fluid from entering the open epidermal site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Inventors: Kathy A. Simmons, Mary E. Simmons
  • Patent number: 7621278
    Abstract: Eye drapes that cover the conjunctiva and reduce the incidence of eye infection are provided. The eye drape has a flexible material and attached thereto a surgical drape. The flexible material is preferably circular with an opening to expose the cornea. The bottom of the flexible material is preferably convex relative to the shape of the eye. The outer diameter of the flexible material is conveniently fits over the ball of the eye. The surgical drape has an opening greater than or equal to the inner diameter and smaller than or equal to the outer diameter of the flexible material. The flexible material is removably fixed to the eye through a vacuum force caused by air expelled from, e.g. (i) a pocket of air in between the flexible material and the eye, (ii) a chamber with openings at the bottom of the flexible material, and/or (iii) a suction device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2009
    Inventors: Herminia Mino Sotelo De Kaspar, James Craig Milroy, Peter Roy Egbert
  • Patent number: 7610918
    Abstract: A surgical drape for use during surgery on a patient includes a sheet configured for covering at least a portion of the patient during the surgery. The drape includes a first sheet portion having a size and configuration to overlie the patient during the medical procedure. A fenestration is defined in the first sheet portion at a location corresponding to the site of the medical procedure on the patient. A second sheet portion is attached to a lower surface of the first sheet portion and has a size and configuration so as to be draped from the first sheet portion and extend under the patient's buttocks while remaining attached to first sheet during the medical procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Uyles W. Bowen, Patricia Pyeatt-Rowe, Andrea L. Lewis, Gwendolyn E. Simpson
  • Patent number: 7594512
    Abstract: A fenestrated extremity surgical drape has improved seal integrity to reduce the occurrence of pathogenic contamination at the surgical site via migration through the seal. The seal has a non-linear configuration to eliminate uneven stress concentrations commonly located at the corners of rectilinear seals. An elastomeric apertured panel can be disposed between a film panel and a fiber/film laminate panel. These layers can be joined by a heat sealing operation along two spaced apart concentric seal locations ringing the aperture and a fenestration in the laminate panel. The assembly can then be affixed by adhering the underside(s) of one or more panels to a base drape, which has an opening aligned with the aperture and fenestration. A method of forming a fenestrated extremity surgical drape is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2009
    Assignee: Allegiance Corporation
    Inventors: Rogelio Reyes, Mylena S. Holguin, Art Sainz, Jesus R. Loya
  • Patent number: 7588034
    Abstract: A three-piece surgical drape with fluid diverting channel or sleeve therein and method of making or assembling the same. The drape generally including a first liquid impermeable section attached at either end thereof to second and third sections of the drape, respectively. At least a portion of one end of the first section of the drape folded back upon itself and intermittently tacked or bonded to the first section to create a channel or sleeve adapted to divert fluids. The channel or sleeve may also have a tube or hose placed therein to facilitate or enhance fluid diversion through the channel or fluid removal therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2009
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael P. Mathis, John Rotella, Brian Lin
  • Patent number: 7533673
    Abstract: A surgical drape for use during surgery on a patient includes a sheet configured for covering at least a portion of the patient during the surgery. At least one pair of straps are configured on an underside of the sheet and extend in generally opposite directions laterally beyond sides of the sheet. The straps have a sufficient length so as to extend down below the support surface upon which the patient rests and engage with each other below the support surface, or with structure alongside the support surface, in order to restrain the patient in a desired position on the support surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2009
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrea L. Lewis, Uyles W. Bowen, Gwendolyn E. Simpson
  • Publication number: 20080210246
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a draping product with an adhesive edge, incision film or tape, provided with a soft, skin friendly adhesive. In accordance with invention, the draping product, the incision film or the tape is leakproof in accordance with the MHC Leakage Test with a groove depth of 50 micrometres.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2006
    Publication date: September 4, 2008
    Applicant: MOLNLYCKE HEALTH CARE AB
    Inventors: Helena Johansson, Katarina Lager
  • Patent number: 7418966
    Abstract: A drape according to the present invention is constructed of or includes conductive and insulating drape segments and is disposed over a top surface of a thermal treatment system having a basin recessed therein. A portion of the drape is pushed down into, and conforms to, the basin to form a drape container or receptacle within the basin for collecting a sterile medium. The conductive segments provide a signal indicating the presence of liquid and/or leaks within the drape container to the system to facilitate control of system operation. In addition, a drape utilized for a plural basin thermal treatment system may form a drape receptacle within each basin. Each drape receptacle includes conductive and insulating drape segments to detect the presence of liquid and/or a leak within that drape receptacle. The conductive segments of the drape receptacles provide signals to the system to facilitate control of system operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2008
    Assignee: O. R. Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Durward I. Faries, Jr., Bruce R. Heymann, David Hendrix
  • Patent number: 7114500
    Abstract: A draping system provides a continuous sterile field between a patient incision area and one or more medical practitioners. The draping system has a quick release system incorporated into the drape that enables a medical practitioner to separate from the continuous sterile field without disrupting the sterile field around the practitioner or the patient. The draping system may include an abbreviated practitioner gown, a drain and an integral patient incision area or a flap for extending the continuous sterile field around to one or more additional operating room tables. A modular drape and gown system extends the sterile field beyond the operating table allowing practitioners to couple to the extended field. A tent provides an enclosed sterile field useful in mobile or other non operating room surgical environments. Integral lighting and information displays facilitate field surgical procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2006
    Assignee: Marctec, LLC
    Inventor: Peter M. Bonutti
  • Patent number: 7044133
    Abstract: The invention relates to a folded medical cover (30) for use in operation rooms, especially for instrument tables (2) or operation tables or for the extremities of a patient. The cover comprises a tubular section (36) with at least one first open end (32) for putting the cover onto the table (2) or the extremity, and has a second, preferably closed end (34). The tubular section (36) is folded at least once transverse to its longitudinal direction (16) and the second end (34) functions as a stop (53) when the cover is pulled over the table or the extremity. The aim of the invention is to simplify handling of such a cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Assignee: Paul Hartmann AG
    Inventors: Armin Lohrengel, Theresia Knecht, Ralf Sprick
  • Patent number: 7044132
    Abstract: A surgical drape provides a volume to accommodate radiological equipment such as a C-arm x-ray device without pulling the bottom of the drape up which could otherwise interrupt the sterile field. In one preferred embodiment, the space is created with pleated or gathered section, which receives the equipment as it is brought up laterally without lifting any portion of the material overall. A different embodiment of the invention includes a tunnel or tent formed in the material, generally without pleating. In this case, the tunnel or tent extends from the bottom of the drape to or above a patient-contacting procedural area. As a further option, in either the pleated or shaped configurations, additional material may be included to form a slit to further shroud the radiological equipment when positioned for a medial-lateral exposure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Assignee: MedIdea, LLC
    Inventor: Michael A. Masini
  • Patent number: 7036513
    Abstract: A barrier device for applying a surgical cloth adjacent to the location on a patient's body where a surgical intervention is to be performed, the barrier device having an upper side of which a part is intended to abut against the underside of the surgical cloth. An underside is intended to abut against the patient's skin. The barrier device has a front edge and a rear edge near and at a distance from, respectively, the location on the patient's body where the surgical intervention is to be performed. The barrier device is on its underside at the front edge provided with a first adhesive portion, and on its upper side provided with a protruding, elongate and flexible fastening flap which on the side facing the rear edge is provided with a second adhesive portion for adhesion to the surgical cloth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2006
    Assignee: Sileco HB
    Inventor: Lars G. Wallin
  • Patent number: 6935341
    Abstract: A disposable surgical kit for use with a lavage instrument provides a three dimensional enclosure to capture splash back and aerosols created by the procedure. The kit has a transparent surgical drape to be fitted to a lavage instrument. The drape has an opening for manual access to the wound. A drain receptacle with an absorbent pad is provided to trap the effluvia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2005
    Inventors: Emilio Musso, John Levin
  • Patent number: 6755196
    Abstract: A disposable surgical kit for use with a lavage instrument provides a three dimensional enclosure to capture splash back and aerosols created by the procedure. The kit has a transparent surgical drape to be fitted to a lavage instrument. The drape has an opening for manual access to the wound. A drain receptacle with an absorbent pad is provided to trap the effluvia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2004
    Inventors: Emilio Musso, John Levin
  • Publication number: 20020063183
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a sheet material applicator comprising a clindrical body rotatable within a housing, the housing forming a handle for the applicatior, and means at one end of the cylindrical body for mounting a roll of the sheet material particularly a bandage applicator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2001
    Publication date: May 30, 2002
    Inventor: Jose Luis Corrales Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 5845641
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are provided for use in collecting fluids discharged from a patient and liquids used in various types of medical procedures. The apparatus includes a fluid control pad formed from multiple layers of material and one or more pouches attached to the pad. A first layer of film, or backup sheet, is preferably formed from liquid impervious material such as coextruded low density polyethylene and ethyl vinyl acetate polymers. A portion of the backup sheet is covered with a second layer of superabsorbent material and a top layer of cover stock. The first layer of film may be folded to provided pouches disposed longitudinally on opposite sides of the second layer of superabsorbent material. A strip of fiber reinforced porous web type material may be disposed in the opening to each pouch to assist in directing excess fluids from the second layer of superabsorbent material into the associated pouch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 8, 1998
    Assignee: Tecnol Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Marc E. Pinney, Steven R. Robinson
  • Patent number: 5803086
    Abstract: A linerless, easy to apply surgical incise drape including a flexible film which has one major surface coated with a pressure sensitive adhesive and of the opposite major surface coated with a low adhesion backsize. The drape is rolled around a cylindrical core. The drape of the invention eliminates the need to use a separate liner to protect the adhesive surface of the drape, reducing the cost of the drape and eliminating waste.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1998
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Matthew T. Scholz, Andrew J. Stockholm, Kristen L. Comstock, John E. Bruno, Dietmar Schlei
  • Patent number: 5722943
    Abstract: A non-stretchable wound dressing has a flexible, non-stretching cover sheet having adhesive on one side thereof, and having two spaced strip-form gripping tabs at opposite ends thereof. The cover sheet covers a urethane wound dressing with the adhesive of the cover sheet being in contact with the urethane, and the urethane having an adhesive layer on an opposite side thereof. For storage and prior to application to a patient, the adhesive of the urethane wound dressing is in contact with a releasable surface of a carrier, such as cardboard. For application to a patient, one of the cover sheet gripping tabs is pulled so as to release the cover sheet and wound dressing from the carrier, the cover sheet preventing stretching of the wound dressing. The combination is then applied to a patient, with the adhesive of the wound dressing in contact therewith, again the cover sheet preventing stretching of the wound dressing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 3, 1998
    Assignee: Ferris Mfg. Corporation
    Inventor: Robert W. Sessions
  • Patent number: 5454381
    Abstract: A drape for performing a surgical procedure on a patient's body includes a sheet portion for placement on a surgical table, the sheet portion having a first and second side edge, and a transparent side portion connected to at least one of the first and second side edges of the sheet portion for allowing viewing of an area beneath the table by a surgeon or by surgical staff. The sheet portion is of a nonwoven material and the transparent side portion may be connected to each of the first and second side edges of the sheet portion by bonded seams. The sheet portion may include a reinforced portion and a fenestration located in the reinforced portion, as well as a fluid collecting pocket located along at least one side of the fenestration or reinforced portion. The sheet portion may also be T-shaped, depending upon the shape of the surgical table. A corresponding method of forming the drape is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 3, 1995
    Assignee: Boundary Healthcare Products Corporation
    Inventor: Henry DeHart
  • Patent number: 5387206
    Abstract: A medical sponge comprising a sterile rigid absorbent linearly shaped sponge body, one end of the body being rounded. A plurality of parallel flex lines are formed in said linear body running substantially along its length with one section of the body having flex lines formed therein which run perpendicular to and intersect the parallel flex lines. An end of the body is provided with angular flex lines formed therein which run angularly to and intersect the parallel flex lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 1993
    Date of Patent: February 7, 1995
    Assignee: Merocel Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas R. Valentine, Arthur A. Gertzman
  • Patent number: 5368545
    Abstract: Accessory devices for laparoscopic operations can be combined with a plastic receptacle 2 in such a way that an opening formed outside the abdominal wall in a cover sheet 10 can be coupled in sealing relationship with an end of the plastic receptacle 2 that can be closed or opened. The plastic receptacle 2 is in this case still located inside the abdominal space, at least in part, the opening of the plastic receptacle 2 projecting beyond the abdominal wall 4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 29, 1994
    Assignee: Willy Rusch AG
    Inventors: Gunter Schaller, Dietmar Klietsch
  • Patent number: 5287860
    Abstract: A birthing drape for catching body fluids expelled during birth and for precluding the fluids from splashing onto assisting personnel has a web of plastic material having first and second spaced apart ends and a pair of laterally spaced apart edges extending between the first and second ends. A support portion upon which the buttocks of a birthing woman may be positioned is defined at one end and a catch portion extends from the support portion to the second end. A splash guard in the form of a bulbous formation is formed at the second end and an opening is formed in the catch portion between the support portion and the splash guard. The opening has a mouth for receiving and storing body fluids. Elastic strips extend within pockets along the respective lateral edge, each strip having an end secured to the support portion and to the catch portion adjacent the splash guard but being free to move within the remainder of the respective pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 22, 1994
    Inventor: Rebecca L. Owens
  • Patent number: 5154706
    Abstract: A wound dressing for a deep wound is provided. The wound dressing comprises a hydrogel layer having an upper surface and a lower surface. The hydrogel layer is correspondingly sized to fill the cavity of the deep wound. The wound dressing further comprises a dressing removal layer disposed between the upper surface and the lower surface of the hydrogel layer. The dressing removal layer extends outwardly from the hydrogel layer so as to form a pull tab which facilitates removal of the hydrogel layer from the deep wound. A method of making a wound dressing for a deep wound is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 1991
    Date of Patent: October 13, 1992
    Assignee: NDM Acquisition Corp.
    Inventors: James V. Cartmell, Michael L. Wolf, Michael J. Allaire
  • Patent number: 5027832
    Abstract: A support and drape apparatus which is attached to an operating room table for retaining fluid excess during surgery. The support is a framework of two lateral members and a transverse member attached to each lateral member such that a perimeter is formed in conjunction with the operating room table. A waterproof drape is placed on the framework such that a pocket retains the fluid. The drape may have a water permeable drain. The lateral members have a substantially rigid portion connected to a flexible portion and the transverse member is relatively flexible throughout its length, which allows the framework to give to allow movement by the surgeon without destroying the integrity of the pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 2, 1991
    Inventor: John W. Williams, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4953567
    Abstract: A prophylactic device used in connection with a telephone which provides a telephone user with protection from indirect contact with previous users including a sleeve for covering the telephone receiver while in use and a detachable hand covering portion for avoiding direct hand contact with a telephone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1988
    Date of Patent: September 4, 1990
    Inventor: Dale Ward