With Cover (flap) Patents (Class 128/854)
  • Patent number: 10265133
    Abstract: A drape is disclosed for use during a surgical procedure in a sterile work area. The drape may include a cloth configured to at least partially cover a patient during a surgical procedure. The cloth may have a patient-side and a physician-side. The drape may also include a pocket attached to the cloth. The pocket may have at least one wall that is at least partially transparent, and an opening that is accessible via only the patient-side of the cloth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventor: Aaron McClellan
  • Patent number: 10188474
    Abstract: A fenestration drape and a method for providing skin-to-skin contact of a newborn with the mother immediately after birth during a Cesarean delivery are provided. The fenestration drape includes a portal which may be opened and reclosed without compromise to the sterile barrier. The method facilitates the critical contact without interruption and with continuity of sterile field throughout the procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: CLEVER MEDICAL
    Inventors: Kimberly Jarrelle, Deborah Burbic, Jessamine Niccoli
  • Patent number: 10159437
    Abstract: A surgical gown (100) includes a body-covering portion (101) and, optionally, sleeves (102,103). A surgery procedure verification card (120) can be attached to the surgical gown (100). The surgery procedure verification card (120), which can be configured to be selectively detachable from the surgical gown (100), is configured to facilitate a start of a surgical procedure after completion of a predetermined procedure. The surgical gown (100) can be color coded to indicate a barrier level or the presence of the surgery procedure verification card (120). The surgical gown (100) can be included in a surgical pack (400). The surgical pack (400) can include one or more surgical procedure gowns (401,402) that are not color-coded, as well as a surgical drape (440). Methods of using and manufacturing the surgical gown (100) are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Kimberly M. Haines
  • Patent number: 10111724
    Abstract: A surgical drape allows access to a vaginal area during cesarean sections without breaking a sterile field. The drape comprises a base sheet defined by an incision panel that overlays a peritoneal region, where the cesarean section primarily occurs; and a vagina panel that overlays a vaginal area. The incision panel has a transparent polymer film panel for viewing the incision. A collection pouch catches bodily fluids. The vagina panel enables sterile manipulation of the vagina while performing the cesarean section. The vagina panel is defined by a viewing pane for viewing the vaginal region through the base sheet. A sleeve extends through a hole in the viewing pane to manipulate the vaginal region and a baby. The sleeve is configured to allow insertion of a hand through an open end, and then manipulate the vaginal region with a closed end without breaking a sterile field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Inventors: David Schwartz, David Nowicki, David Power
  • Patent number: 10080555
    Abstract: Methods and products for protecting tissue of a patient during a surgical procedure that involve making an incision in the tissue and retracting the tissue to make a larger opening, wherein the methods and products use a water-absorbing stress-distributing layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Adolfo M. Llinas, Stephen E. Krampe, Matthew T. Scholz, Patrick J. Parks
  • Patent number: 9867601
    Abstract: A method for retracting/stabilizing excessive and/or redundant tissue or for compressing redundant tissue including adhering a tension member made of a sheet of material having a surface coated with an adhesive which will adhere to the dermis of a patient to a patient. The step of adhering the tension member to the patient includes: adhering a first portion of the tension member to redundant and/or excessive tissue of the patient and adhering a second portion of the tension member to an anchor point on the patient which is spaced from the redundant and/or excessive tissue such that the tension member is adhered to the patient substantially over the entire surface area of the tension member. When the tension member is applied to the patient, the excessive or redundant tissue pulls against the second portion of the tension member thereby placing the tension member in tension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: GSquared Medical LLC
    Inventors: Thomas R. Galbierz, Michael A. Galbierz, Gregory A. Gapp
  • Patent number: 9814526
    Abstract: A patient interventional drape for covering a person has at least one fenestration. A barrier drape is attached to the patient interventional drape. The barrier drape has at least one sterile cover. The barrier drape is attached to the patient interventional drape next to the at least one fenestration, thereby providing a sterile procedure area at the fenestration and a non-sterile area at the other side of the barrier drape, whereby a non-sterile person can handle procedural devices such as an ultrasonic transducer in the non-sterile area and provide the procedural devices to a healthcare person in the sterile procedure area when needed without any risk of contaminating the sterile procedure area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: USABCD A/A
    Inventors: Erik Sloth, Thomas Fichtner Bendtsen, Lars Knudsen
  • Patent number: 9668822
    Abstract: A medical drape is disclosed. The drape comprises a base drape portion and an insert drape portion removably attached to the base drape portion. A plurality of independently configured insert drape portions may be used, each insert being configured differently for a different procedure. The base drape portion may be made of environmentally friendly biodegradable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Francis A. Czajka, Jr., Robert A. Lockwood
  • Patent number: 9615892
    Abstract: Surgical drapes having opposing first and second primary surfaces with fixably attachable patches to provide ports through which cables or tools can be inserted without compromising a sterile field. The patches may be earlier affixed to the surgical drape or the patch may be affixed in situ by a clinician to the drape prior to a surgical procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: MRI INTERVENTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Peter Piferi, Carol Barbre
  • Patent number: 9351795
    Abstract: A medical drape is disclosed. The drape comprises a main portion having a front side, a back side, a first edge, a second edge, a top, and a bottom. The first and second edges are positioned opposite one another. The top and the bottom are positioned opposite one other. The drape further comprises a first and a second fenestration extending completely through the main portion and spaced generally equidistant from a vertical axis. The vertical axis is generally parallel to the first and second edges. The drape further comprises a third and a fourth fenestration extending completely through the main portion and are spaced generally equidistant from the vertical axis. The first and second fenestrations are closer to the top than the third and fourth fenestrations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Fred L. Allen, Francis A. Czajka, Eric G. Holcomb
  • Publication number: 20150047647
    Abstract: A sterile surgical drape for protecting a robotic surgical system includes an oblong drape of a clear flexible plastic material, which unfolds from a compact packet. From the proximal side of the main panel of the drape there project two pocket flaps, which are separated by a medial trough. The two pocket flaps are configured to slip over one another and together enclose the top of the control tower in an overlapping fashion, such that the robotic manipulator arms extend on either side of the main panel, while the camera/endoscope arm extends through the medial trough. The open ends of the pocket flaps are folded over to form cuffs, wherein a nurse can insert his/her hand to draw the flap over the top of the tower without touching non-sterile surfaces. The unfolding of the main panel is controlled by adhesive tabs or tear strips, so that the bottom of the panel does not engage the cart's wheels or the floor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: Marilyn Winer
  • Patent number: 8910637
    Abstract: A sterile surgical drape for protecting a robotic surgical system includes an oblong drape of a clear flexible plastic material, which unfolds from a compact packet. From the proximal side of the main panel of the drape there project two pocket flaps, which are separated by a medial trough. The two pocket flaps are configured to slip over one another and together enclose the top of the control tower in an overlapping fashion, such that the robotic manipulator arms extend on either side of the main panel, while the camera/endoscope arm extends through the medial trough. The open ends of the pocket flaps are folded over to form cuffs, wherein a nurse can insert his/her hand to draw the flap over the top of the tower without touching non-sterile surfaces. The unfolding of the main panel is controlled by adhesive tabs or tear strips, so that the bottom of the panel does not engage the cart's wheels or the floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Inventor: Marilyn Winer
  • Patent number: 8863747
    Abstract: A medical drape, including a main sheet having at least one opening for access to a patient's femoral artery, and at least one adjustable arm board cover substantially located at one end of the main sheet wherein the adjustable arm board cover includes at least one opening for access to the patient's brachial artery and at least one opening for access to the patient's radial artery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Welmed, Inc.
    Inventor: Deborah Stephenson
  • Patent number: 8839794
    Abstract: Embodiments of an apparatus are described. In one embodiment, the system is an apparatus for securing a patient to a board. The apparatus includes a board and a disposable cover that covers at least a portion of the board. The disposable cover includes a securing mechanism for securing the cover in place around a portion of the board. The disposable cover further includes at least one strap to wrap around the body of a patient or other object. The disposable cover also includes at least one second strap to wrap around the first strap. The second strap may include an adhesive material to secure the second strap around the first strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Inventors: Cheri J. Tonks, Russell Tonks
  • Patent number: 8826911
    Abstract: A surgical drape comprising a base sheet defining a base sheet aperture, an absorbent pad attached to the base sheet and defining a pad aperture positioned in substantial alignment with the base sheet aperture, and a linear tear polymer pane attached to the base sheet and absorbent pad and defining a fenestration in substantial alignment with the base sheet and pad apertures. The base sheet, absorbent pad and linear tear polymer pane are operatively arranged to tear in communication with one another when the drape is torn away from a patient. The linear tear polymer pane further and has an adhesive strip to adhere the drape to the patient's body when the drape is in position during surgery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Inventors: David Power, David Nowicki
  • Publication number: 20140238413
    Abstract: The neonatal drape device provides protection for a neonatal subject by providing a barrier to the environment that protects the subject from the loss of heat, water and moisture. The neonatal drape device functions as protection primarily by providing a barrier to the environment from the neonatal subject. The neonatal drape device for wrapping a neonatal subject provides the ability of the neonatal drape device to be repeatably self-adhesive and repeatably wrap around medical devices, tools, instruments, implements, parts of anatomy, or any other object protruding from the inside of the neonatal drape device to the outside of the neonatal drape device. The pliable nature of the material allows it to conform to the protruding object or a portion of anatomy, providing protection to the neonatal subject while also allowing repeatable access to the neonatal subject by the protruding object, or the uncovering of select portions of anatomy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA PATENT FOUNDATION
    Inventor: Daniele Ottinger
  • Publication number: 20140158141
    Abstract: A sterile surgical drape for protecting a robotic surgical system comprises an oblong drape of a clear flexible plastic material, which unfolds from a compact packet. From the proximal side of the main panel of the drape there project two pocket flaps, which are separated by a medial trough. The two pocket flaps are configured to slip over one another and together enclose the top of the control tower in an overlapping fashion, such that the robotic manipulator arms extend on either side of the main panel, while the camera/endoscope arm extends through the medial trough. The open ends of the pocket flaps are folded over to form cuffs, wherein a nurse can insert his/her hand to draw the flap over the top of the tower without touching non-sterile surfaces. The unfolding of the main panel is controlled by adhesive tabs or tear strips, so that the bottom of the panel does not engage the cart's wheels or the floor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Inventor: Marilyn Winer
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140007886
    Abstract: A simple surgical drape system of generally flat shape for male urology procedures that provides full isolation of top versus bottom surface by a sealing fenestration surrounding the meatus area. It is achieved by manually forming the flat drape to a tent-like shape around the penis with a fenestration aperture smaller than glans diameter, supported by and sealing to the glans tip, and then attaching a penile clamp to hold the drape. This allows a simplified safer antibacterial preparation and less chance of infection complications. The sealed design permits better management of urology liquids, and can use absorption pad on drape top side. The drape wrinkles act as a penile position stabilizer, reducing need for extended use of the one operator hand for penile support. Drape is removable with catheter in place.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: Ohio Urologic Research, LLC
    Inventors: Errol O. Singh, Ake A. Hellstrom
  • Publication number: 20130263867
    Abstract: A surgical drape made of a sheet of surgical drape material, includes a frangible outline defined on the sheet that defines a removable area of the sheet that is separable from the sheet by tearing along the first frangible outline to define a first fenestration through the sheet. A frangible line extends from the frangible outline to an outer peripheral edge of the sheet and defines a pre-defined path of tearing along which the sheet may be torn from the removable area to the outer peripheral edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2012
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Inventor: Michael J. Young
  • Publication number: 20130186413
    Abstract: A surgical drape, system and method of using comprise a surgical drape having a fenestration to be placed over a surgical site of a patient. The surgical drape includes a barrier removably attached to the surgical drape and adapted for placement over a portion of the fenestration to prevent the start of the surgical procedure. Upon verification of a set of predetermined conditions, the barrier is removed by a member of the surgical staff in order to begin the surgical procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Medline Industries, Inc.
  • 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: 20130133670
    Abstract: The invention concerns a novel surgical drape with a first fenestration for an incise film and a collection pouch related to this film for surgical residues according to the state of the art. The drape features at least one further fenestration for the reception of a cover for a reference device protruding from the level of the surface of the drape, which is identifiable for a 2- or 3-dimensional measurement system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Inventor: Klaus JUNK
  • Publication number: 20130087156
    Abstract: This invention describes an interventional drape comprising a patient interventional drape for covering a person and with a least one fenestration and a barrier drape attached to said patient interventional drape, where said barrier drape comprises at least one sterile cover where said barrier drape is attached next to said at least one fenestration, thereby providing a sterile procedure area at said fenestration and a non-sterile area at the other side of said barrier drape, whereby a non-sterile person can handle a procedural means such as an ultrasonic transducer in said non-sterile area and provide said procedural means to a healthcare person in said sterile procedure area when needed without any risk of contaminating said sterile procedure area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Applicant: USABCD A/S
    Inventors: Erik Sloth, Thomas Fichtner Bendtsen, Lars Knudsen
  • Publication number: 20120298115
    Abstract: A medical drape includes a patient drape (100) and a radial drape attachment (200). The radial drape attachment can be coupled to the patient drape by way of an adhesive coupling (202). The radial drape attachment includes defines one or more fenestrations (205) or apertures through which a central line may be inserted. Some or all of the radial drape attachment (200) can be transparent or pellucid. Portions of the radial drape attachment can be opaque as well. A support layer can be configured to be absorptive, fluid impenetrable, or both. A tourniquet (1801) may be integrated with the radial drape attachment, as can one or more tool-less removal features (209). Pouches (901,902) can be added to catch fluids or hold medical implements during a procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2011
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Inventors: Kimberly Haines, Lindsay S. Yakel
  • Publication number: 20120097175
    Abstract: A medical drape is disclosed. The drape comprises a main portion having a front side, a back side, a first edge, a second edge, a top, and a bottom. The first and second edges are positioned opposite one another. The top and the bottom are positioned opposite one other. The drape further comprises a first and a second fenestration extending completely through the main portion and spaced generally equidistant from a vertical axis. The vertical axis is generally parallel to the first and second edges. The drape further comprises a third and a fourth fenestration extending completely through the main portion and are spaced generally equidistant from the vertical axis. The first and second fenestrations are closer to the top than the third and fourth fenestrations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2012
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Applicant: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Fred L. Allen, Francis A. Czajka, Eric G. Holcomb
  • Patent number: 8137790
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a nonwoven fabric including at least one nonwoven web material layer having thermoplastic polymer filaments and an initial thickness Ts, wherein the method includes embossing the nonwoven web material layer to form in the layer an embossed portion having a compressed thickness Tc that is less than Ts and an expanded portion of the layer having a thickness Te that is greater than Ts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Ahlstrom Corporation
    Inventors: Rahul Dharmadhikary, Rongguo Zhao
  • Patent number: 8011371
    Abstract: A surgical drape includes a flexible opaque sheet configured to satisfy barrier performance requirements of AAMI PB70:2003, and a flexible transparent sheet disposed within the opaque sheet to form a window sized and shaped to permit the patient to view the surgical procedure therethrough. The window is configured to satisfy the barrier performance requirements of AAMI PB70:2003, and a flexible, opaque cover is sized and shaped to substantially match that of the window. One or more releasable fasteners are configured to releasably dispose the cover in superposed relation with the window, to selectively cover and uncover the window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Inventor: Peter J. Rotolo
  • Publication number: 20110094521
    Abstract: A surgical drape, system and method of using comprise a surgical drape having a fenestration to be placed over a surgical site of a patient. The surgical drape includes a barrier removably attached to the surgical drape and adapted for placement over a portion of the fenestration to prevent the start of the surgical procedure. Upon verification of a set of predetermined conditions, the barrier is removed by a member of the surgical staff in order to begin the surgical procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2011
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Applicant: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Kimberly M. Haines, Robert A. Lockwood, Francis A. Czajka
  • Publication number: 20100192960
    Abstract: A surgical drape includes a flexible opaque sheet configured to satisfy barrier performance requirements of AAMI PB70:2003, and a flexible transparent sheet disposed within the opaque sheet to form a window sized and shaped to permit the patient to view the surgical procedure therethrough. The window is configured to satisfy the barrier performance requirements of AAMI PB70:2003, and a flexible, opaque cover is sized and shaped to substantially match that of the window. One or more releasable fasteners are configured to releasably dispose the cover in superposed relation with the window, to selectively cover and uncover the window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2009
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Inventor: Peter J. Rotolo
  • Patent number: 7767990
    Abstract: A radiation attenuation system for attenuating radiation during lateral radiographic imaging of an object is provided. The system includes a first radiation attenuating barrier that is substantially conformable to the object and configured to at least partially cover the object. The first radiation attenuating barrier has a fenestration area defining at least one opening. The system further includes a second radiation attenuating barrier coupled to the first radiation attenuation barrier. The second radiation attenuating barrier is selectively movable between a collapsed position and a generally upright position relative to the first radiation attenuating member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Worldwide Innovations & Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Cadwalader, William W. Orrison
  • Patent number: 7618390
    Abstract: An integrated bandaging system for encircling the abdomen of a horse. A ventral access opening selectively provides access to the horse's abdomen while the bandage remains in place. This ventral access opening is normally covered by a ventral window cover. However, the window cover may be easily opened so that an old dressing can be removed, an abdominal wound can be cleaned, and a new dressing applied. The invention has four major components: a main wrap, a saddle bridge, a ventral window cover, and a brace. The main wrap is easily placed around the horse's abdomen and secured using VELCRO® fasteners. It includes the ventral access opening. The saddle bridge attaches over the top of the main wrap and adjustably applies tension to the horse's mid section. The ventral window cover attaches over the ventral access opening and provides further adjustment of the tension on the abdomen. The brace applies over the points of the horse's shoulders, between the front legs, and over the ventral chest region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2009
    Inventor: Bryan E. Kilbey
  • 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
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20080168995
    Abstract: A medical drape, particularly a surgical drape, having a front side and rear side, with the front side being connected to the rear side to form an enclosure to enclose a patient's extremity. The front side includes an open end with means to close the open end around the patient's extremity, and the rear side is closed by a closed base wall. The base wall includes a first upper portion and a second lower portion, and includes a tapered base wall between the first upper portion and the second lower portion for fluid flow towards the second lower portion. A drainage means is provided adjacent the second lower portion for drainage of fluids that collect inside the drape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2007
    Publication date: July 17, 2008
    Inventors: Stephen J. Yardan, Walter McGregor, David C. Novicki
  • Patent number: 7290547
    Abstract: A covering for an aseptic treatment site is described and which includes a substrate defining an aperture which permits selective access to an aseptic treatment site on a patient; and a transparent cover is borne by the substrate and which is removably affixed in substantially aseptic covering relation relative to the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2007
    Inventors: Joseph Hare, Judson E. Threlkeld
  • Patent number: 7275544
    Abstract: A covering for an aseptic treatment site is disclosed. An exemplary covering includes a substrate defining an aperture which permits selective access to an aseptic treatment site on a patient; and a transparent cover is borne by the substrate and which is removably affixed in substantially aseptic covering relation relative to the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2007
    Inventors: Michael Gil, Joseph Hare, Judson E. Threlkeld
  • 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: 7096870
    Abstract: A disposable sterile surgical drape with pre-attached disposable sterile instruments for use in a selected surgical procedure is provided. The disposable sterile surgical drape basically comprises a drape having a size for covering an operating table and a patient thereon and having an incision opening formed therein, a patient heat distributing pad pre-attached to the bottom side of the drape, an absorbent cloth surrounding the incision opening pre-attached to the bottom side of the drape, a cover for the incision opening in the drape pre-attached to the top side of the drape, and the surgical instruments and connecting tubes or wires required to accomplish the surgical procedure pre-attached to the drape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2006
    Inventors: Lonnie Jay Lamprich, Bradley Keith Lamprich
  • 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: 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: 6923186
    Abstract: A body split surgical drape for use in shoulder surgery includes a pouch for collecting fluids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2005
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Kristi Gavette, Frank Czajka, Alecia Cooper
  • Patent number: 6863071
    Abstract: The invention comprises a surgical drape formed of a sheet material having a periphery and with a particular type of aperture spaced from periphery. The invention further comprises a method of using the drape. The aperture has a dominant portion and at least one subordinate portion. At least one subordinate portion of the aperture radially extends from the dominant portion. An adhesive layer may underlie an area surrounding the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2005
    Assignee: Medical Concepts Development, Inc.
    Inventors: Leland W. Annett, David B. Padget
  • Publication number: 20040231677
    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: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2004
    Publication date: November 25, 2004
    Inventor: Lars G. Wallin
  • Patent number: 6820622
    Abstract: A combination surgical drape and blanket covers the entire body of a supine patient to provide draping and body temperature management in a single structure. A flexible sheet of plastic overlies a flexible substrate and is connected to the substrate at its periphery to create a hollow space into which warm air is pumped. A plurality of tie-downs maintains a low profile for the inflated cover. Removable panels grant access to areas of the body for surgical procedures. The structure includes a tool-holding platform and a releasably mounted urine drainage system that enables a patient to remain connected to a urine drainage bag even when the combination surgical drape and blanket is removed at the conclusion of a surgical procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2004
    Inventors: Leonides Y. Teves, Steven D. McCarus
  • 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
  • Patent number: 6647985
    Abstract: A speculum drape is provided which is adapted for attachment to a surgical speculum or retractor to preserve a sterile field at a surgical site. The speculum drape is made of a sheet of surgical drape material having an opening of a size corresponding to a surgical site in which a surgical operation is to be performed. The drape material has a plurality of tabs, flaps or other constructions by which the drape material can be secured to the surgical speculum or retractor. The tabs may be provided with adhesive material on one surface for securing the tabs to the speculum or retractor and with adhesive material on the other surface for being secured to underlying tissue of a patient or a conventional surgical drape placed on the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2003
    Inventor: Arnold S. Prywes
  • Publication number: 20030205233
    Abstract: A disposable surgical drape for use in cardiovascular surgical procedures which may optionally be used to isolate a sterile pumping mechanism from a non-sterile pump driving mechanism and/or provide support for medical equipment, such as medical tubing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2003
    Publication date: November 6, 2003
    Applicant: A-Med Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Walid Najib Aboul-Hosn, Scott Youmans
  • Patent number: 6640362
    Abstract: Complimentary articles of bedding with cut-outs and removable or hinged opening overlays strategically located over the erogenous areas of bed occupants for purposes of enhancement of the sensual experience. Overlays are held in place over cut-outs or exposure openings with fasteners. Overlays attached to, or partly cloth hinged to blanket and/or sheet. Removable or partially openable at will by one or both partners as activities of an amorous nature may progress. Progressively smaller openings and overlays from top to bottom for a series of coaxially aligned openings and overlays in a mated sequence of bedding materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2003
    Inventor: Carlton H. Kimball