Folded Or Stacked Patents (Class 128/855)
  • Patent number: 10350018
    Abstract: A sterile radiation shield drape configured to be disposed about a radiation shield while the radiation shield is hanging from a support at its top end and extending to a free bottom end is provided. The radiation shield drape includes a circumferentially continuous wall having a sterilized outer surface and an inner surface extending between an upper end and a lower end. The inner surface circumferentially bounds a cavity sized for receipt of the radiation shield. The upper end has an everted edge providing at least one pocket extending along the upper end and further includes at least one fastener provided adjacent the upper end. The at least one fastener is configured to releasably fix the circumferentially continuous wall about the radiation shield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: TIDI Products, LLC
    Inventors: Michael W. Czop, Nathan M. Sokolowski, Samba Toure, Richard A. Weaver, Terry M. Byers
  • Patent number: 10149731
    Abstract: A drape, such as but not limited to, a drape that can be used to cover a C arm of a medical device is provided. The drape includes material, at least one cuff and at least one adhesive strip. The material has a select property and has a select shape. The at least one cuff is formed along at least one edge of the material. The at least one cuff is configured to allow manipulation of the drape by a user. The at least one adhesive strip is configured to selectively adhere the drape to a surface to be covered by the drape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventor: Tammy Colvin Adams
  • Patent number: 9820751
    Abstract: A medical drape (100) includes an upper portion (101) and a lower portion (102). The upper portion (101) can be pellucid, while the lower portion (102) can be opaque. To facilitate central catheter insertion, the upper portion (101) can define one or more apertures (104,105) through which a central line may be inserted. A tourniquet (401) may be integrated with the drape, as can one or more tool-less removal features (108,109).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Kimberly Haines, Debbie Esquivel
  • Patent number: 9336590
    Abstract: A method for finding fibers in image data of a brain, comprising the steps of: matching (S2) a functional atlas of the brain to an image data set which represents a medical image of the brain; performing functional atlas segmentation (S3) in order to segment the image data set into functional areas; using (S4, S8) the segmented image data set to determine at least one seed point for a fiber tracking algorithm; and - performing (S5) fiber tracking in order to find the fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Brainlab AG
    Inventor: Katrin Stedele
  • Patent number: 9327042
    Abstract: The multi-panel sterilization assembly includes a barrier panel formed of permeable material having barrier properties, side wings that can include grip portions for folding or unfolding the barrier panel; and a fold protection panel. The fold protection panel and/or either or both wings may be made from a stretchable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Avent, Inc.
    Inventors: Henry L. Griesbach, III, Azeema P. Ameerally, Michael F. Kalmon
  • Publication number: 20150047648
    Abstract: This disclosure describes a sterile drape which includes an inner material ply and an outer material ply. The inner material ply has a first surface and an opposite facing sterile second surface. The outer material ply has a first sterile surface and an opposite facing second surface, with the first sterile surface of the outer material ply removably coupled to the second sterile surface of the inner material ply. The sterile drape may include a framework coupled to the first material ply and configured to be manipulated to a desired shape. The drape includes multiple material plies in sequential layers, wherein the outermost material plies have a first inner-facing surface and a second opposite outer-facing sterile second surface. The multiple plies can be removed one at a time to expose a new sterile layer if the outer sterile layer is contaminated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: Stephen G. Hushek
  • Publication number: 20150020813
    Abstract: The present invention is an anesthesia machine cover and method intended to address the dual problems of cleanliness and organization of anesthesia equipment during surgery and is intended for single patient use. The device covers anesthesia equipment quickly prior to surgery and prevents contamination while providing for better containment and organization of ancillary equipment used for each procedure. The cover is easily removable for disposal post procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Murlikrishna KANNAN, Sushmitha SANTHOSH
  • Patent number: 8925553
    Abstract: A wrappable sterile radiation shield drape, a wrappable sterile radiation shield drape in combination with a radiation shield, and a method of providing a sterile surface about a suspended radiation shield is provided. The drape includes a flexible wall having a sterilized outer surface. The wall has opposite side edges extending between upper and lower ends. The upper end has an everted portion providing an inverted pocket. The wall includes an upper fastener adjacent its upper end. The upper fastener is configured to releasably fix the upper end of the wall relative to the radiation shield. The wall further includes an edge fastener adjacent at least one of its side edges. The edge fastener is configured for releasable attachment adjacent the opposite side edge to releasably maintain the wall in a wrapped configuration about the radiation shield with the side edges being releasably maintained in overlapping relation with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Contour Fabricators, Inc.
    Inventors: Terry M. Byers, Michael W. Czop, Samba Toure, Richard A. Weaver
  • Publication number: 20140338676
    Abstract: A sterile drape is provided to cover medical equipment. The drape may include an expandable element to open the open end of the drape. A sheath may also be provided to cover the sheath prior to use. The drape may also be held in a container, which may be coupled to the equipment. Furthermore, the drape may include one or more partially deployed positions in which the drape is partially deployed yet the sterile surface of the drape remains unexposed so that the drape may be partially deployed by non-sterile personnel and stored in a non-sterile area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: SOURCE SURGICAL, INC.
    Inventor: Todd Marinchak
  • Patent number: 8826912
    Abstract: A surgical drape includes a base sheet of thin, flexible material. The base sheet includes an upper surface, a lower surface, a first lateral side edge, a second lateral side edge, a top edge and a bottom edge. A first support member extends between the first lateral side edge and the top edge, and a second support member extends between the second lateral side edge and the top edge, the first and second support members being shaped and dimensioned to support the sheet in a tented configuration. The base sheet includes a first aperture formed therein and a second aperture formed therein. The first aperture and the second aperture are symmetrically positioned along opposite sides of the sheet relative to a central axis extending between the top edge and the bottom edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Vanderbilt University
    Inventor: Peter Reynolds Bream, Jr.
  • 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: 20130220344
    Abstract: A protective liner is described comprising a collar having a main collar portion, a first extension emanating from the main collar portion in a first direction, a second extension emanating from the main collar portion in a second direction opposite to the first direction. Disclosed embodiments may include a chest portion extending from the main collar portion. The protective liner may also include an adjustable releasable fastener for joining the first extension to the second extension. The adjustable releasable fastener may be disposed upon at least one of the first extension and second extension, wherein a material of the protective liner comprises a non-woven, fluid repellent material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: IZI Medical Products
    Inventors: Helen Zinreich Shafer, David Alan Zinreich, Douglas Crumb
  • Patent number: 8517030
    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: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Inventor: Tamra West
  • Patent number: 8464722
    Abstract: An equipment drape (1000) is made from an elongated drape body (1401) that includes an equipment opening (1041). The elongated drape body (1401) is telescopically folded (1403) to form a telescopic drape body (1404). An accordion fold (1501) is then applied to form a rectangular shape (1503). The distal edges (1011,1012) are then folded back over the rectangular shape (1503) to meet at a longitudinal part (1511). Insertion indicators (1043,1044) can be attached to the equipment opening (1041). A user can easily and quickly insert their hands into the equipment opening (1041) to deploy the equipment drape (1000) with a single motion without having to first fumble with and unfold the drape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Spencer G. Chua
  • 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: 8426667
    Abstract: Medical compresses, especially gauze compresses, are proposed which can be especially advantageously folded and stacked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Paul Hartmann AG
    Inventors: Juergen Hofstetter, Horst Schmid, Rainer Halbauer
  • Publication number: 20130092177
    Abstract: A drape (600) suitable for covering non-planar surfaces of equipment (1201) is provided. The drape (600) facilitates quick and efficient deployment while ensuring that a sterile field established by a drape portion (601) is not compromised. The drape (600) can include a drape wrapping layer (209) wrapped about a drape portion (601) that is formed initially with two abutting elongated accordion fold stacks (604,605). Non-sterile personnel (801) can handle the drape wrapping layer (209) to position the drape (600) along surfaces of the equipment (1201) without touching the sterile drape portion (601). Sterile personnel can then expand the abutting elongated accordion fold stacks (604,605) to drape the surfaces of the equipment (1201).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Inventors: Mark Spencer G. Chua, Peter S. Nichol, Michael P. Layne
  • Publication number: 20130092178
    Abstract: A surgical wound closure device including a substrate having a proximal surface and a distal surface; a drape having a proximal surface and a distal surface, and being disposed proximally to said substrate; and an adhesive layer having a proximal surface and a distal surface; said drape being disposed releasably adherently to said distal surface of said adhesive layer. Also provided is a surgical procedure including the steps of providing a surgical wound closure device positioning the proximal surface of said adhesive layer on a patient; separating said substrate from said drape and adhesive layer to expose said distal surface of said drape; making a surgical incision through said drape; performing a surgical procedure; removing said drape from said adhesive layer to expose said distal surface of said adhesive layer; aligning said substrate and said adhesive layer; and adhering said proximal surface of said substrate to said adhesive layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: ETHICON, INC.
    Inventor: ETHICON, INC.
  • Publication number: 20120312308
    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 20, 2012
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Inventor: Fred L. Allen
  • Patent number: 8322345
    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: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Inventor: Tamra West
  • Patent number: 8272386
    Abstract: A surgical wound closure device comprising multiple layers joined at only one edge of each layer in a book-like arrangement and having opposite unjoined edges, including a substrate having a proximal surface and a distal surface; a drape having a proximal surface and a distal surface, and being disposed proximally to said substrate; and an adhesive layer having a proximal surface and a distal surface; said drape being disposed releasably adherently to said distal surface of said adhesive layer. Also provided is a surgical procedure employing a surgical wound closure device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Ethicon, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert A. Rousseau, An-Min Jason Sung
  • Publication number: 20110315150
    Abstract: A surgical drape includes a base sheet of thin, flexible material. The base sheet includes an upper surface, a lower surface, a first lateral side edge, a second lateral side edge, a top edge and a bottom edge. A first support member extends between the first lateral side edge and the top edge, and a second support member extends between the second lateral side edge and the top edge, the first and second support members being shaped and dimensioned to support the sheet in a tented configuration. The base sheet includes a first aperture formed therein and a second aperture formed therein. The first aperture and the second aperture are symmetrically positioned along opposite sides of the sheet relative to a central axis extending between the top edge and the bottom edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2011
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Inventor: Peter Reynolds Bream, JR.
  • Patent number: 8033283
    Abstract: A urology drape is disclosed which comprises a flexible sheet (12) which has a flexible hood (22) overlying part of the sheet (12) to form a repository (24) between the sheet (12) and the hood (22). The sheet (12) has a hole (18) to enable a procedure to be performed on a patient when the drape is located on the patient. Bodily fluid is able to flow from the hole down the sheet (12) into the repository (24) and when the procedure is finished, the drape can be folded or otherwise collapsed into a disposable package so that the drape and fluid can be disposed of in a hygienic manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Urotech Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Nathan Lawrentschuk
  • Publication number: 20110214679
    Abstract: An equipment drape (1000) is made from an elongated drape body (1401) that includes an equipment opening (1041). The elongated drape body (1401) is telescopically folded (1403) to form a telescopic drape body (1404). An accordion fold (1501) is then applied to form a rectangular shape (1503). The distal edges (1011,1012) are then folded back over the rectangular shape (1503) to meet at a longitudinal part (1511). Insertion indicators (1043,1044) can be attached to the equipment opening (1041). A user can easily and quickly insert their hands into the equipment opening (1041) to deploy the equipment drape (1000) with a single motion without having to first fumble with and unfold the drape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2010
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Inventor: Mark Spencer G. Chua
  • Patent number: 7992568
    Abstract: Disposable operating room surgical draping systems are disclosed. Methods of using disposable operating room surgical draping systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Microtek Medical, Inc.
    Inventor: Deborah M. Wooley
  • Publication number: 20100300459
    Abstract: A drape or wrap, kit, and methods of use thereof. The drape may be used with an infant. The drape may be a sheet of biocompatible medical grade plastic such as polyethylene. The sheet may be substantially: sterile, without static, transparent, non-abrasive to skin of the infant, and fluid-impermeable. The sheet may allow for folding over or around the infant, or to conform to body contours. The sheet may allow for heat from an external source to penetrate to the infant. The sheet may include a fenestration, and may include a perforation from the fenestration to the sheet's edge. An adhesive strip on the sheet may be used to secure it. A kit may include a package enclosing a sterilized folded wrap. The package may be opened to allow removal of the wrap. The wrap may be unfolded to a size to cover all but the head of the infant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2010
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Inventor: Anthony C. Lair
  • 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
  • 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: 7749214
    Abstract: A disposable medical support undergarment is provided selectively to cover a groin part and selectively to expose thigh arteries of a patient at angiography operation and detachably attach a portion of the undergarment. The undergarment includes a front center sheet, a back panel and an assistant sheet. The width of the front center sheet is predetermined to cover the groin part of a patient and expose the left and right thigh arteries near the groin part, and the back panel includes a pair of front side sheets and a back sheet integrated with the pair of front side sheets. The side end portion of front center sheet and the side end portion of the front side sheet of the back panel can be detachably attached each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Inventors: Seon-Moon Hwang, Yeun-Joo Park, Dae-Chul Suh
  • Patent number: 7678092
    Abstract: A collapsible fluid containment bag for irrigating and cleaning wounds on extremities having semi-rigid support members and an elevated lower support member attached to the bottom of the proximal end of the containment bag creating a gradient for allowing irrigation fluids and biological tissue to drain to the distal end of the bag for removal. The containment bag is collapsible, making it a convenient size for storage, transport, and disposal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Inventors: Haitham Matloub, Brenda Matloub, Philip Narini
  • Patent number: 7654266
    Abstract: A surgical draping system (2), separates the sterile surgical field from the unsterile surgical table and isolates the patient so that sterile surgical procedures can be performed without chance of contamination. The components of the surgical draping system are provided folded and in sterile condition inside a sealed bag container. The sealed bag (4), is placed acres an operating table (8), prior to placement of the patient. Once the patient has been positioned on the operating table (8), the bag (4), is opened and the surgical drape (10), is extended. The draping system may include coverings for legs or arms and a top drape. The draping system isolates the operating field in a simple and sterile manner and can be discarded at the termination of the procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Inventor: John D. Corbitt, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20090320857
    Abstract: Disposable operating room surgical draping systems are disclosed. Methods of using disposable operating room surgical draping systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2009
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
    Applicant: MICROTEK MEDICAL, INC
    Inventor: Deborah M. Wooley
  • Patent number: 7604007
    Abstract: Disposable operating room surgical draping systems are disclosed. Methods of using disposable operating room surgical draping systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2009
    Assignee: Microtek Medical, Inc.
    Inventor: Deborah M. Wooley
  • 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
  • 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: 7086409
    Abstract: A fluid collection system having an island with a central collection vessel with a splash pad filling the opening thereof and a fluid collecting surgical drape with fluid dams, and associated fluid removal ports for collecting fluids related to surgical procedures from the vicinity of a patient positioned on the drape on an operating room table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2006
    Assignee: Promethean Medical Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Allan R. Robinson
  • 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: 6966320
    Abstract: A surgical covering assembly includes a flexible cover that has a length and width each greater than 2.30 feet. The cover has an opening extending therethrough. A transparent window is attached to the cover and substantially covers the opening. The window comprises a flexible material that has at least one section therein defined by perforation lines to allow the selective removal of the section from the window. The section may be selectively removed from the window. The cover may be positioned over a body such that window is aligned with an area to be operated on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2005
    Inventor: Samentha Baynes
  • Patent number: 6938639
    Abstract: A system and method for collecting distending medium or other fluids discharged during surgical procedures is shown. Also shown is a method for reducing the risk of hyponatremia. The apparatus makes it practical to determine the amount of distending medium retained by a patient during hysteroscopic or other surgical procedures, particularly procedures using non-isotonic distending medium during monopolar electrosurgery. The apparatus and methods are also useful during a variety of laparoscopic, obstetric, cardiovascular, liposuction, plastic, orthopedic, restorative, and other procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2005
    Assignee: Promethean Medical Technologies
    Inventor: Allan R. Robinson
  • 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
  • Patent number: 6637453
    Abstract: A device and method for collecting distension media or other fluids discharged during surgical procedures is shown. Also shown is a method for reducing the risk of hyponatremia. The apparatus makes it practical to determine the amount of distension media retained by a patient during hysteroscopic or other surgical procedures, particularly procedures using non-isotonic distension media during monopolar electrosurgery. The apparatus and methods are also useful during a variety of laparoscopic, obstetric, cardiovascular, liposuction, plastic, orthopedic, restorative, and other procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2003
    Assignee: Promethean Medical Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Allan R. Robinson
  • Patent number: 6497233
    Abstract: A disposable drape for use in covering dual-tier surgical carts used in hospital operating rooms. The drape is adapted to be placed upon both shelves of a surgical or medical cart having two shelves—an auxiliary shelf situated above a larger main shelf or table. The drape is intended to be sterile, and is provided with absorbent surfaces at locations corresponding to the tup surfaces of the cart's shelves when the drape is properly installed upon the cart. The drape is seamless. Pull tabes are provided to aid in the installation of the drape upon a cart without compromising drape sterility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2002
    Inventor: Luciano S. DeAngelis
  • Patent number: 6019102
    Abstract: A sterile surgical drape is adapted to cover the surfaces of a multiple-tiered table such as is typically used for holding surgical instruments. Those drape sections (300,400) for covering surfaces above the bottom surface (200) are fitted so as to avoid impeding access to and visibility of those surfaces immediately beneath. Clear sections (300) of the drape are provided to extend between tiers for improved visualization from behind the table. Cuffs in the flap top section of the drape (410) are also provided for aiding handling and draping of surgical table by hospital personnel. Hook-and-loop fasteners (310) on the back of the clear middle section (300) are provided to be mated to hook-and-loop fasteners (312) on the under portion of the instrument table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2000
    Inventor: Dan L. Becker
  • Patent number: 5985395
    Abstract: An incise drape suitable for use in surgical procedures. The drape comprises a substantially transparent flexible film that has at least a portion of one major surface coated or covered with a pressure sensitive adhesive, and a two liners removably covering the adhesive. Each liner has a handle spaced from the opposite side edges of the film, and a body portion attached to the handle. The body portion of each liner extends along the adhesive from handle in the direction away from the other liner. The drape is repeatedly folded over from the opposite side edges of the film toward the handles so that the drape may be unfolded and the adhesive exposed by pulling the handles apart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 16, 1999
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Kristen L. Comstock, Matthew T. Scholz, Gregg A. Patnode, Robert A. Asmus, Charles L. Newman, Nancy E. Stewart, Thomas L. Agrimson
  • Patent number: RE38485
    Abstract: A drape is shown for use by an anesthesia provided during a surgical procedure to temporarily hold accessories such as a suction instrument. The drape is adapted to be received on a patient support structure such as a hospital operating room table. The drape includes a main sheet of flexible, drapable material including a head region received beneath a patient's head having a pocket fold which defines an accessory receiving pocket. An envelope region is formed beneath the head region by folding a portion of the main sheet back upon itself. The envelope region defines a second accessory receiving pocket for the drape and further anchors the drape to the table during use. Subdivisions of the pocket folds provide smaller receptacles. Also provided are devices to adhere instruments in place and to secure the drape to its support. Additionally, methods of manufacture and use are included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2004
    Inventor: Lyndon J. Busch