Wound Shields (e.g., Vaccination) Patents (Class 128/888)
  • Patent number: 10980215
    Abstract: A teat opening protection patch is stuck to portions inclusive of the teat openings of livestock, and includes a laminate 1 of an elastic sheet 2 and an adhesive layer 3 laminated on one surface of the elastic sheet 2, the laminate 1 having a double-stretched tensile stress in a range of 0.1 to 5 N.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: TOKUYAMA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoji Inui, Hitoshi Kondo, Katsuhiro Shirai
  • Patent number: 10945889
    Abstract: A releasable medical drape, and systems and methods having the same, includes at least a liquid-impermeable, vapor-permeable layer, a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer, and a soft-gel layer having a plurality of apertures. The soft-gel layer is configured to be disposed adjacent to a tissue site. A portion of the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer extends through the plurality of apertures in the soft-gel layer to contact the tissue site. The soft-gel layer forms a good seal with the tissue site and the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer extending through the plurality of apertures forms a firm—but releasable—coupling with the tissue site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Brian Locke, Timothy Mark Robinson, Li Yao
  • Patent number: 10945412
    Abstract: A method of protecting a teat opening with a teat opening protection patch, which is stuck to portions inclusive of the teat openings of livestock, and includes a laminate 1 of an elastic sheet 2 and an adhesive layer 3 laminated on one surface of the elastic sheet 2, the laminate 1 having a double-stretched tensile stress in a range of 0.1 to 5 N.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: TOKUYAMA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoji Inui, Hitoshi Kondo, Katsuhiro Shirai
  • Patent number: 10940050
    Abstract: A wound dressing assembly includes a wound cover and a carrier. The wound cover has a length and width substantially greater than a height (or thickness), a first major surface, and a second major surface, opposite the first. The first major surface has disposed thereon a wound cover pressure sensitive adhesive comprising a colloidal absorbent, and it is arranged and configured to adhere to mammalian skin during use. The carrier has a length and width substantially greater than a height (or thickness), a first major surface, and a second major surface, opposite the first. The first major surface of the carrier is disposed in facing relation and is removably attached to the second major surface of the wound cover, and it has disposed thereon at least one pressure sensitive adhesive. After application of the wound cover to skin for use, the carrier is removable from the wound cover to leave the wound cover adhered to the skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
    Inventors: Leonardo Caneppele, Guaraci Nakamura Rodrigues Conceicão, Michael W. Eknoian, Carlos da Silva Macedo, Jr., André Narcizo, Paulo Cesar de Godoy Oriani
  • Patent number: 10912680
    Abstract: A releasable medical drape, and systems and methods having the same, includes at least a liquid-impermeable, vapor-permeable layer, a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer, and a soft-gel layer having a plurality of apertures. The soft-gel layer is configured to be disposed adjacent to a tissue site. A portion of the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer extends through the plurality of apertures in the soft-gel layer to contact the tissue site. The soft-gel layer forms a good seal with the tissue site and the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer extending through the plurality of apertures forms a firm—but releasable—coupling with the tissue site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Brian Locke, Timothy Mark Robinson, Li Yao
  • Patent number: 10874471
    Abstract: A catheter dressing system for providing enhanced isolation and protection of a catheter site from potential contamination during a surgical procedure includes a dressing adhered to a patient covering a catheter. The dressing has a top layer removably covering a base layer. The base layer adheres to the catheter and the patient. The top layer is fluid impermeable. A surgical drape adhesively engages the top layer more strongly than the top layer is engaged to the base layer wherein removal of the surgical drape separates the top layer from the base layer when the surgical drape is removed leaving the base layer uncontaminated and in place covering the catheter after removal of the surgical drape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Inventor: Luke Blake
  • Patent number: 10874557
    Abstract: A releasable medical drape, and systems and methods having the same, includes at least a liquid-impermeable, vapor-permeable layer, a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer, and a soft-gel layer having a plurality of apertures. The soft-gel layer is configured to be disposed adjacent to a tissue site. A portion of the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer extends through the plurality of apertures in the soft-gel layer to contact the tissue site. The soft-gel layer forms a good seal with the tissue site and the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer extending through the plurality of apertures forms a firm—but releasable—coupling with the tissue site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Brian Locke, Timothy Mark Robinson, Li Yao
  • Patent number: 10835717
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the dressing has a base which is to be adhered to a patient about a catheter site, an aperture in the base to pull a catheter line through and a cover with a window that is folded over and onto the base in a sealed manner. In another embodiment, the dressing has two covers with windows for folding over separate sections of a base to seal in the components of a catheter assembly with multiple catheters extending from a common housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: VLV ASSOCIATES, INC.
    Inventors: Michael J. Vaillancourt, Marshall Kerr, Michael Pfefferkorn
  • Patent number: 10786396
    Abstract: A releasable medical drape, and systems and methods having the same, includes at least a liquid-impermeable, vapor-permeable layer, a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer, and a soft-gel layer having a plurality of apertures. The soft-gel layer is configured to be disposed adjacent to a tissue site. A portion of the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer extends through the plurality of apertures in the soft-gel layer to contact the tissue site. The soft-gel layer forms a good seal with the tissue site and the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer extending through the plurality of apertures forms a firm—but releasable—coupling with the tissue site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Brian Locke, Timothy Mark Robinson, Li Yao
  • Patent number: 10695228
    Abstract: A flexible dressing for applying to a tissue site for determining the extent of debridement required to remove non-viable tissue is disclosed. Some embodiments of the dressing may be in the form of a multi-layer drape having an integrated tissue viability indicator system. Some embodiments may also include a system of shapes or a grid pattern printed or embossed on a surface of the drape for providing guidance during an ensuing debridement or amputation procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin Alexander Long, Sandra Garcia-Osborne, Timothy Mark Robinson, Christopher Brian Locke, Daniel W. Dekruif
  • Patent number: 10682507
    Abstract: Devices and methods are provided for sealing a catheter insertion site to maintain sterility. In one aspect of the invention, mounting handle/dressing assemblies and kits are disclosed for creating a sterile sealed environment around a catheter insertion site. For example the dressings of the present invention can be pre-disposed around a mounting handle and connector. The connector is joined to the proximal end of the catheter and then the dressing can be slid along the mounting handle until it surrounds the insertion site. Once the dressing is adhesively applied to the skin and locked into place by an annular fitting between the dressing and the connector, the handle can be removed and discarded, leaving only the dressing, and catheter connector in place. The catheter connector preferably has a needle-free connector port at its proximal end for connection to IV lines or other infusion devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: One IV Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: Robert E. Helm
  • Patent number: 10568785
    Abstract: A protective cover for the protection against contamination from body and/or irrigation fluid during treatment of wounds/ulcers includes a first opening to be placed on a patient and a second opening for inserting a handpiece. The protective cover includes a fluid-tight and flexible hollow body that defines a treatment chamber having a shape that adapts to motion of a handpiece. The hollow body may include a stiffening element for keeping the first opening in an open state during treatment. Additionally, a device for the irrigation of wounds or ulcers, such as for debriding dead body tissue by way of a micro water jet, may include a hand-operated lance with a nozzle for producing an irrigation fluid jet, such as a micro water jet. The lance may be inserted through the second opening of the protective cover so that the nozzle is located within the treatment chamber of the protective cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: MEDAXIS AG
    Inventors: Beat Moser, Adrian Zweifel, Oezkan Selek, Beat Widmer, Roman Good
  • Patent number: 10531640
    Abstract: A teat opening protection patch is stuck to portions inclusive of the teat openings of livestock, and includes a laminate 1 of an elastic sheet 2 and an adhesive layer 3 laminated on one surface of the elastic sheet 2, the laminate 1 having a double-stretched tensile stress in a range of 0.1 to 5 N.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: TOKUYAMA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoji Inui, Hitoshi Kondo, Katsuhiro Shirai
  • Patent number: 10500103
    Abstract: The invention relates to a wound dressing and to a device for use in negative-pressure wound therapy, in particular for wounds in the abdominal region, and also to methods for producing the device. The wound dressing includes at least one flexible film for application onto the wound bed, more particularly onto exposed internal organs or onto the greater omentum, and furthermore at least one pocket, which is present on the side of the wound dressing that faces away from the wound during use and which simplifies the uniform application and placement of the wound dressing on the wound bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Paul Hartmann AG
    Inventors: Pierre Croizat, Axel Eckstein, Comelia Wolf
  • Patent number: 10463529
    Abstract: Domed articles are disclosed with reinforcements and adaptations for adhesively-applying them to a person's back while sleeping, to deter against the person sleeping supinely on their back, a posture that is commonly associated with louder and more dangerous snoring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Inventor: Jennifer Sparr
  • Patent number: 10456497
    Abstract: A dressing for use in protectively covering and isolating a medical device placed on and/or through the skin surface of a patient is disclosed. Examples of such devices include infusion needles for accessing subcutaneously implanted access ports, catheters of various types and purposes, insulin infusion needles, etc. In one embodiment, a dressing for covering a medical device on a skin surface of a patient is disclosed and comprises a dressing portion that is configured to rest against a skin surface of a patient, with the dressing portion defining a hole, and a polymeric cover film that is at least indirectly attached to the dressing portion. The cover film includes a pliable domed portion aligned with the hole of the dressing portion. The pliable domed portion defines a cavity that is configured to receive therein the medical device when the dressing is placed on the skin of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Glade H. Howell, Kelly J. Christian, Matthew W. Bown
  • Patent number: 10426669
    Abstract: A wound dressing includes an absorbent core including a top surface and a bottom surface containing a superabsorbent substance, a facing layer including folded sections folded towards the top surface of the absorbent core, the facing layer entirely covering the bottom surface of the absorbent core, a backing layer, and a contact layer including folded sections covering parts of the folded sections of the facing layer, the contact layer folded to cover an entire area of the facing layer covering the bottom surface of the absorbent core and the contact layer is configured to be brought into contact with a wound. The facing layer and the backing layer form a pouch in which the absorbent core is located. The folded sections of the facing layer and the backing layer are joined together. The folded sections of the contact layer and the facing layer or the backing layer are joined together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: ABORBEST AB
    Inventor: Rolf Rovaniemi
  • Patent number: 10369058
    Abstract: A medical dressing comprising a backing layer and a self-supporting substrate. The backing layers form a perimeter around the self supporting substrate and hold the self supporting substrate in place on a wound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Phong VanThanh Ha, Richard L. Jacobson, Donald G. Peterson, Karen M. St. Sauver
  • Patent number: 10363345
    Abstract: A wound packing material is provided, suitable for use in negative pressure wound therapy, including a body of a porous material, the body including frangible regions defining a plurality of portions, the frangible regions allowing the portions to be selectively removed from the body. Methods of manufacturing the wound packing material, and methods of its use are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew PLC
    Inventor: Bryan Greener
  • Patent number: 10335320
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and dressings for treating a linear wound, such as an incision, on a patient are presented. The systems, dressings, and methods include a sealing ring that helps form a fluid seal around the linear wound. In one instance, a sealing material is extruded around the linear wound to help form a seal. In another instance, a sealing ring is coupled to a lower portion of a dressing bolster to form a seal. Other systems, methods, and apparatuses are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Tyler H. Simmons, Colin John Hall, Timothy Mark Robinson
  • Patent number: 10286129
    Abstract: Systems, dressings, and related methods, for providing reduced pressure to a tissue site on a patient are presented that involve using a self-contained reduced-pressure dressing. The dressing includes an absorbent pouch and an electronics pouch. The absorbent pouch has an absorbent for absorbing liquid from the tissue site, and the electronics pouch has a pump for applying reduced pressure to the tissue site through the absorbent pouch. The electronics pouch is removably coupled to the absorbent pouch such that the electronics pouch and absorbent pouch may be easily separated for disposal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Daniel John Coulthard
  • Patent number: 10279974
    Abstract: A support assembly for supporting a biological product (e.g., membrane) in an operative position. The support assembly has a base and a cover. A membrane receiving portion of the base defines a plurality of perforations that extend between top and bottom surfaces of the product receiving portion. The cover is releasably coupled to the base in a product-covering position in which the cover overlies the product receiving portion of the base. In the operative position, the biological product engages the top surface of the product receiving portion and the bottom surface of the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Inventors: Yi Duan-Arnold, Alla Danilkovitch, Alexandra Gyurdieva, Jin-Qiang Kuang, Steven Michael Sinclair
  • Patent number: 10271996
    Abstract: The invention is a single-unit areolar device of ultralight construction with an adhesive back that relies on no additional parts or components to effectively manipulate nipple orientation for eversion assist. The device builds upon the interplay between the adhesive-back flat base with the areola tissue to create a gentle, focused nudge to evert assist and maintain protraction of inverted nipples. The ultralight single-unit device is comfortable to wear for extended periods of time, easily concealed beneath clothing, and remains securely in place while active or asleep. The disposable attributes of the cost effective materials utilized lend further advantage to the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventor: Zorka Hufnagel
  • Patent number: 10265071
    Abstract: A reduced-pressure, linear-wound closing bolster has a pivotable frame that moves from an extended position to a compressed position under the influence of reduced pressure. The closing bolster may have a first closing member, a second closing member, and an interior space. A manifold member is disposed within the interior space and may be coupled to the pivotable frame. When a reduced pressure is applied, the pivotable frame is urged from the extended position to the compressed position. A first gripping member for transmitting a closing force from the first closing member to a first edge of a linear wound may be attached. Likewise, a second gripping member for transmitting a closing force from the second closing member to a second edge of the linear wound may be attached. Systems and methods are also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles Alan Seegert
  • Patent number: 10252033
    Abstract: The invention relates to device for covering a catheter access to a human or animal body, particular a central venous catheter access, comprising a wedge-shaped guiding element, which is arranged between the catheter of the catheter access and the surface of the human or animal body during use, in order to guide the catheter relative to the entry point into the human or animal; and a self-adhesive covering element for covering and fixing the wedge-shaped guiding element and the catheter in the area of the entry point into the human or animal body, which self-adhesive covering element is affixed to the surface of the human or animal body during use in such a way, that the catheter and the wedge-shaped guiding element are at least partially arranged between the covering element and the surface of the human and/or animal body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: PFM MEDICAL AG
    Inventor: Helmut Knobloch
  • Patent number: 10201642
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein are directed to negative pressure treatment systems and wound dressing systems, apparatuses, and methods that may be used for the treatment of wounds. In particular, some embodiments are directed to improved wound dressings comprising an obscuring layer that may hide fluid contained therein and a stabilizing structure that may aid in wound closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew PLC
    Inventors: Edward Yerbury Hartwell, Varuni Rachindra Brownhill, John Gowans
  • Patent number: 10188556
    Abstract: A wound barrier pad is provided having a housing with a truncated conical shape. A base plate with an opening is disposed in the housing, and the housing is filled with a fluid or padding. The wound barrier pad may be incorporated into a garment. In another embodiment the wound barrier pad includes a ring and an adhesive such that the wound barrier pad may be directly adhered to the patient, thus eliminating the need for the garment. In another embodiment there is a wound barrier device having a pad assembly and an anti-sheer member. In another preferred embodiment there is a sacral wound barrier pad device comprising a sacral wound barrier pad assembly having teardrop shape and first and second pads with at least one insert disposed between the first and second pads. A contact layer is joined to the second sacral pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Inventor: Matthew D. Antalek
  • Patent number: 10179203
    Abstract: An intravenous (IV) site and medical tubing protection device which diminishes the inadvertent, non-purposeful dislodging of an IV catheter, as fluids are being delivered to a patient via a medicine dispensing unit. It employs a self-contained retractable spring spool unit consisting of medicinal tubing 13, a spring-loaded, retractable spool 8, an IV Luer 5, a lubricating ring port 9, a swiveling fluid junction 10, bolus valve 11, and a plastic shell container 7. Medicinal tubing 13 enters the plastic shell container 7 through a lubricating ring port 9 and winds around the retractable spool 8. The tubing attaches to a swiveling fluid junction 10, which permits a constant flow of fluid through the patient line, despite any extending or retracting of the tubing. A subsequent patient line attaches to the swiveling fluid junction 10 at its other end and then to an IV luer 5 that extends beyond the plastic shell 7. An IV catheter can then be attached to the luer 5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Inventor: Kathy McArthur Huslage
  • Patent number: 10159549
    Abstract: A bandage for protecting a wound site in the extremity of an animal such as a dog or pet, has a body in the form of an inverted cup with a transverse wall and one or more access openings therein, a lip on the cup to fit against the animal's fur around the wound site, and a cover piece to enable selective covering of the access opening. The cup has a roughened exterior surface texture that is extremely irritating to the animal's tongue or lip, wherein the animal is discouraged from continuous licking and/or chewing on the body, and thereby inadvertently dislodging it from the wound site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Inventor: Richard P Horrigan
  • Patent number: 10137038
    Abstract: An adhesive bandage comprising a base portion having a gauze portion to contact a wound and an adhesive portion, and the base portion defining a pocket adapted for storing the gauze portion, and allowing inspection and replacement thereof without having to remove the entire bandage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Inventor: Doreen Musto Wink
  • Patent number: 10124098
    Abstract: Certain embodiments described herein are directed to an elongated layer of material and a lip to be placed in contact with a wound and the elongated layer of material to be wrapped around a wound filler, their methods of use and systems incorporating the same, wherein the wound filler lip is configured to be positioned beneath the fascia. Additionally, some embodiments described herein are directed to the closure of the wound and the use of attachment mechanisms on the elongate layer and lip to attach to the wound surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignees: Smith & Nephew, Inc., University of Massachusetts
    Inventors: Raymond M. Dunn, Edward Yerbury Hartwell, John Kenneth Hicks, Elizabeth Mary Huddleston, Carl Saxby
  • Patent number: 10117782
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a negative pressure wound closure system and methods for using such a system. Preferred embodiments of the invention facilitate closure of the wound by preferentially contracting to provide for movement of the tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignees: Smith & Nephew, Inc., University of Massachusetts
    Inventors: Anthony C. Dagger, Nicholas Charlton Fry, John Kenneth Hicks, Elizabeth Mary Huddleston, Marcus Damian Phillips, Carl Saxby, Raymond M. Dunn
  • Patent number: 10022274
    Abstract: Systems and methods can promote wound healing, including a wound dressing having a wound-facing surface and a second surface. The wound-facing surface can be configured to contact a wound of a patient. There can also be at least one conduit having an interior lumen operably connectable to the second surface of the wound dressing, a central window configured to allow air flow from the interior lumen of the conduit to the wound-facing surface of the wound dressing, and a flexible wrap operably connectable to the conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Inventors: Zdzislaw Harry Piotrowski, Adam E. Piotrowski, Anna A. Piotrowski
  • Patent number: 10016309
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed for dressing a wound. The apparatus comprises an absorbent layer for absorbing wound exudate, a liquid impermeable, gas permeable filter layer over the absorbent layer, a cover layer comprising at least one orifice and a first liquid and gas permeable transmission layer underlying the absorbent layer. The transmission layer is in fluid communication with the filter layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew PLC
    Inventor: Edward Yerbury Hartwell
  • Patent number: 9925361
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for protecting and treating wounds are provided. A housing is adapted to be adhesively secured over the wound of an injured or infected person. The housing has an opening for access to the wound, and is further provided with inlet and outlet ports for the application of therapeutic materials. There is particularly provided a program for a closed looped system for such wound care. Additionally, the invention provides for a protective and treating cover for the eye, which can be either opaque or translucent. Additionally, a mechanism for accurately depositing eye drops without risking injury to the eye is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Inventor: Edward D. Lin
  • Patent number: 9907587
    Abstract: A device includes a housing and a locking assembly disposed within a spaced defined by the housing. The housing defines a hole that extends through the housing. The locking assembly is configured to allow the device to slide along an elongate orthopedic device in a first direction and to hinder the device from sliding along an elongate orthopedic device in a second direction that is opposite the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Wright Medical Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Phillip Charles Scruggs, Timothy Michael O'Kane, Brian Thoren
  • Patent number: 9687035
    Abstract: To provide an impact-absorbing pad fully satisfying impact absorbability for preventing femoral neck fractures, wearing comfort and breathability not to cause discomfort for all-day use, a small thickness not to impair external appearance, and flexibility in a surface direction not to cause uncomfortable feeling at the time of putting on and taking off, which are required for the impact-absorbing pad used in a hip protector, clothing furnished with the impact-absorbing pad, and a method for preventing femoral fractures. A pad main body having impact absorbability includes an impact-deflecting part having a through hole or concavity with a maximum length of 80 mm or less and an area of 600 mm2 or more and 5,000 mm2 or less, and the pad main body is disposed so as to apply the impact-deflecting part onto the greater trochanter of the femur, thereby preventing femoral fractures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignees: KANEKA CORPORATION, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION NAGOYA UNIVERSITY, SHIBAURA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Miaki Shibaya, Eiichi Tanaka, Sota Yamamoto, Yosuke Mizuno
  • Patent number: 9687388
    Abstract: Embodiments of a system and method for protecting mammalian tissue regions, the system including a removable guard cap. Other embodiments may be described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Inventor: Joseph Raniere
  • Patent number: 9656044
    Abstract: A conduit management device and method for quickly and easily securing a conduit and reducing the risk of conduit disruption is disclosed. A selectively securable cleat is arranged for selective encirclement and securement of at least a portion of a conduit by wrapping the conduit around the cleat. An embodiment is disclosed having an elongate cleat that is fixed to the patient apparatus at a first location of the cleat spaced apart from releasably securable locations proximate first and second ends of the cleat such that the fixation point at the first location forms the fixed base of the cleat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: REDpoint International Inc.
    Inventors: Charles E. Nokes, Jr., Ronald C. Ames
  • Patent number: 9649260
    Abstract: A shield for a post-operative reconstructed nipple is disclosed. The shield includes a vertical shield portion and a flat base with rounded corners and symmetric suture holes. The shield may be made of polyethylene or other semi-rigid material. The shield is sutured to a patient's skin through the suture holes, with the shield base imposed on a dressing such as iodiform gauze that is in contact with the patient's skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Inventor: Magdalena Dickson
  • Patent number: 9642954
    Abstract: A reduced-pressure treatment system for treating a tissue site on a patient includes a gasket releasably attached around a perimeter of the tissue site that may remain in place for an extended time and allows an over-drape to be attached to it. The system and method further may include a manifold sized and configured to be placed in contact with the tissue site; the over-drape positioned over the manifold and sealed to the gasket to create a sealed space between the over-drape and the tissue site; and a reduced-pressure source fluidly coupled to the sealed space to deliver reduced pressure to the tissue site. A method is also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Paul Mormino, Todd Matthew Fruchterman
  • Patent number: 9615974
    Abstract: A system for wound management to maintain wound dressing isolation from the caregiver. The system includes a flexible wound pad with exterior separated wound engagement fields and a self-engaging applicator isolation pad retainment placement removal handle element which can be selectively used by the caregiver to manipulate the wound pad on the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Inventor: Pius Efobi
  • Patent number: 9572968
    Abstract: Oxygen diffusive wound dressings and methods of manufacturing and use are described herein. The wound dressing may generally provide a ready supply of oxygen to a wound being treated via one or more oxygen conduits which are designed to pass oxygen from ambient air or other oxygen reservoirs into proximity to the wound, and may also provide for exudate removal through transecting channels in fluid communication with both the wound surface and a hydrophilic absorbent material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Hanuman Pelican, Inc.
    Inventors: Randy Dorian, Richard W. Storrs, Michael D. Leach, Alexander B. Izvorski
  • Patent number: 9561136
    Abstract: A bandage for applying to and protecting a wound or the like comprises generally of a central cone piece with a plurality of attached legs. In a second embodiment of the present invention, the bandage comprises generally a substantially circular mid-piece with a center region; a proximal first flexible strip end; and a distal second flexible strip end. The substantially circular mid-piece with a center region is perforated along a radius from about the center region to a circumference of the substantially circular mid-piece and the proximal first flexible strip end is perforated longitudinally along a midline from about an end of the proximal first flexible strip to the circumference of the substantially circular mid-piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Inventor: Gregory Troy Williams
  • Patent number: 9561024
    Abstract: An incrementally adjustable wound retractor (500), having a first ring (504) with a diameter greater than the desired diameter of the wound incision, a flexible second ring (502), having a lumen and a diameter greater than the desired diameter of the wound incision, and a flexible sleeve (506), disposed in a generally cylindrical form between the first and second rings (502, 504), where the second ring may be rolled over itself to provide a sleeve with a radical retraction force sufficient to stretch the incision to the desired diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Applied Medical Resources Corporation
    Inventors: Eric Nguyen, Donald L. Gadberry, Gary M. Johnson, Charles C. Hart, John R. Brustad, Robert R. Bowes, Jeremy J. Albrecht, Ghassan Sakakine, Henry Kahle
  • Patent number: 9554946
    Abstract: A wound protecting and fixing device includes at least a protecting and fixing layer (1) with an opening. The opening (11) is defined in the protecting and fixing layer and configured to extend between an upper plane and a lower plane of the protecting and fixing layer along a longitudinal direction, and to surround a wound therein so that the protecting and fixing layer (1) with the opening limits an increase of tension at the wound and a movement-incurred wrinkle of skin at the wound. The protecting and fixing layer (1) with the opening includes a flexible protecting and fixing layer (1a) with an opening and a rigid protecting and fixing layer (1b) with an opening. The device can prevent the wound from being ripped and ruptured, and prevent damages caused by movement-incurred wrinkles of the skin at the wound and relative displacement frictions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Inventors: Erhu Tang, Yina Tang, Qiongchen Jiang
  • Patent number: 9549758
    Abstract: A surgical access assembly is disclosed, including a resiliently compressible access port defining a longitudinal axis and having proximal and distal ends. At least one lumen extends from the proximal end to the distal end of the access port and is substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis. The surgical access assembly includes a resiliently compressible adapter having proximal and distal ends, an opening at the proximal end, and a passage for receipt of the access port. The adapter has a diameter at its distal end different from the diameter of the distal end of the access port. The adapter has at least one opening in its distal end to allow an object to exit the at least one lumen. The surgical access assembly may also include a sleeve positionable through an opening in tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Robert C. Smith, Anibal Rodrigues
  • Patent number: 9456930
    Abstract: A negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) dressing includes a wick configured for placement over an incision. A transfer assembly includes a compressible, porous core with a permeable cover placed over the core. The transfer assembly is positioned on the wick in fluidic contact and is covered by a dressing cover, which is configured for adhesive attachment to the patient around the incision. A drain slip including a proximal end configured for placement in the incision extends through the wick and the transfer assembly and is configured for connection to a negative pressure source. A NPWT method includes steps of draining a closed incision using negative pressure applied to a drain slip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventor: David S. Zamierowski
  • Patent number: 9445948
    Abstract: In wound therapy, a combination of negative pressure therapy and subsequent therapy in a preferably moist or moist-wet medium without use of negative pressure reduces costs and improves therapeutic results. Thus, the present invention involves a method for treatment of a wound by therapy having a first segment, in which negative pressure wound therapy is performed, and a subsequent, second segment, in which wound therapy is conducted using a wound dressing without creating a negative pressure. The wound dressing for the second segment has an absorbent body with a superabsorbent polymer. The invention also relates to a device for conducting negative pressure wound therapy and a wound dressing for use in such method, and further to a kit including such a device and wound dressing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Paul Hartmann AG
    Inventor: Hans Smola
  • Patent number: 9393158
    Abstract: A non-adherent wound dressing (1) comprises a substrate (2) in the form of a perforated sheet of melt-blown non-woven material. The substrate (2) is impregnated with, and coated on both sides with, a silicone gel (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Brightwake Limited
    Inventor: Stephen Cotton