Medical Glove Patents (Class 2/161.7)
  • Patent number: 10045843
    Abstract: A stretchable electronic device for artificial skin and a method of manufacturing the same are disclosed. The stretchable electronic device for artificial skin includes a first encapsulation layer, a heater disposed on the first encapsulation layer, a second encapsulation layer disposed on the heater, a first sensor array layer disposed on the second encapsulation layer, and a third encapsulation layer disposed on the first sensor array layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daehyeong Kim, Taeghwan Hyeon, Jaemin Kim, Mincheol Lee, Hyungjoon Shim
  • Patent number: 9949477
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions having durable antimicrobial activity. The compositions include a carbonate/bicarbonate salt of a quaternary ammonium cation, an organic acid, hydrogen peroxide and a polymer. The polymer is selected from cationic amine polymer-epichlorohydrin adduct, cationic amine polymer-epichlorohydrin resin, poly(methacrylamidopropyltrimethylammonium) chloride, poly(bis(2-chloroethyl)ether-alt-1,3-bis(dimethylamino)propyl)urea, poly(diallyldimethylammonium) chloride, poly(t-butyl acrylate co-ethyl acrylate co-methacrylic acid), polyethylene oxide, polyquaternium-16, polyquaternium-22, polyquaternium-67 and mixtures thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Corey T. Cunningham, Rebecca Ann Vongsa, Stacy A. Mundschau, David W. Koenig, Douglas R. Hoffman
  • Patent number: 9587333
    Abstract: A roper's glove is of knitted construction and designed to reduce bulk in the knuckles so as to allow a high degree of flexibility and a full range of motion in gripping and handling a rope. Most of the glove is of normal knit construction, but across knuckles the knitting courses are formed of a substantially lighter and less bulky feeder yarn to provide flexibility. Preferably about five such courses comprising the lighter feeder yarn are included at each knuckle, separated by several normal knitting courses. With reduced bulk in the knuckles, when the hand is closed around a rope the user has better contact with the rope for enhanced feel and control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Noble Rider, LLC
    Inventor: Chris Ellsworth
  • Patent number: 9486351
    Abstract: A wrist brace includes a base panel having inner and outer surfaces. The base panel has a thumbhole and a strap slit therein. A wrist strap is connected to the inner surface of the base panel and formed to wrap around a patient's wrist directly over the ulnar styloid to provide volar compression. An oblique strap having is connected to the outer surface of the base panel and arranged to wrap from the patient's volar radial wrist over the patient's ulnar carpus at an oblique angle on the base panel with the second oblique strap end attaching to the outer surface of the base panel dorsally near the distal to mid-shaft area of the patient's second metacarpal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Inventor: Kristy Pegg
  • Publication number: 20150089714
    Abstract: The invention described herein relates to a therapeutic, moisturizing coating composition for elastomeric articles which is applied directly onto the skin-contacting surface of the article as part of the manufacturing process. The coating composition is thermally stable and subsequently hydrates when contacted with a moisturized skin surface to convert into a liquid “lotion” form during wearing of the article. The coating composition provides therapeutic benefits to the wearer's skin as a result of wearing the article, such as improved skin moisturization, softness of feel, improved skin elasticity and firmness, and reduced redness and irritation. The invention is particularly useful in medical gloves, including examination and surgical gloves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: ALLEGIANCE CORPORATION
    Inventors: SHIPING WANG, Yun-Siung Tony Yeh, James Owens, Wei Cheong Wong
  • Patent number: 8992957
    Abstract: A polylactide hydrosol polymer formulations suitable for thin film articles and methods of making the thin film articles are provided. The formulations and methods can be use to make articles such as gloves, condoms, catheters and the like using dip forming, and various casting processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: SmartHealth, Inc.
    Inventors: Curtis P. Hamann, Sebastian S. Plamthottam
  • Patent number: 8980373
    Abstract: A semi cured supported elastomeric glove with enhanced gripping surfaces achieved by the method of transferring of patterns by compression molding, including a plurality of concave indentations of any pattern and molded into the gripping surfaces of the semi cured glove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Dipped Products PLC
    Inventors: Lakshman Premal Nethsinghe, Rajapakshe Mudiyanselage Tilokraj Premarathna, Kariyawasam Ampegama Gamage Gamini Kularatne, Raja Nihal Kurunduwa Hewage
  • Patent number: 8936843
    Abstract: A nitrile-rubber medical exam glove composed of a glove body which is a flexible layer of nitrile-butadiene rubber having a chlorinated first surface forming a donning side and an un-chlorinated second surface forming a grip side. The elastomeric glove also includes a substantially uniform distribution of a release agent distributed over the un-chlorinated second surface of the glove body. The elastomeric glove has: (a) an average thickness of between about 0.03 to 0.12 mm in a palm region of the glove body as measured in accordance with ASTM D3767, procedure A; (b) an un-chlorinated second surface of the glove body characterized by a Surface Root Mean Square Roughness of from about 3.00 ?m to about 6.55 ?m; and (c) a failure rate of less than about 1 percent when the elastomeric glove is subjected to pinhole leak testing generally in accordance with ASTM D5151-06.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Avent, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy M. Lipinski, Choong Kheng Tang
  • Publication number: 20140373250
    Abstract: There are provided gloves comprising: a top glove portion and a bottom glove portion opposite to the top glove portion. At least one of the top glove portion and the bottom glove portion can be made of an impermeable material. The gloves can also comprise a moisture absorbent layer covering at least one of the impermeable top glove portion and bottom glove portion for allowing a user of the glove to perform the specific purpose.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventor: François Neault
  • Patent number: 8881313
    Abstract: The present invention is an article of clothing, such as a glove, formed with a flexible, moldable material section forming one or more of the portions of the article of clothing. The moldable sections utilized in constructing the article of clothing are formed in a molding process which allows for the formation of the sections in a desired shape and/or with various function-enhancing members integrally on the moldable portions. In addition, the molding process for forming the moldable sections can be used to bond the moldable sections to the other non-moldable sections used in the construction of the article of clothing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Li & Fung (B.V.I.) Ltd.
    Inventors: Dennis R. Baacke, Aly Khalifa
  • Publication number: 20140259283
    Abstract: A glove including a wrist region, a palm region, and digit regions. A band zone is defined in a back surface of one or more digit regions and grippingly engages a back of the user's digit received in that region. The band zone includes C-shaped elastomeric bands disposed at right angles to a longitudinal axis of the digit region. Each band extends around less than one half of the circumference of the digit region. The band zone extends from proximate the palm region to an area disposed adjacent a nail of the user's digit. A smooth zone is provided in a surface of the digit region opposite the band zone. The smooth zone is free of elastomeric bands and contacts a front surface of the user's digit. This configuration aids in gripping the user's digit while preserving tactile sensitivity therein when the glove is used for long periods of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: SUMMIT GLOVE INC.
    Inventors: Baskaran Govindasamy, James L. Hull
  • Patent number: 8828096
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a covering (10) for a prosthetic hand. The covering (10) comprises a first layer (12) in the form of a glove or mitten configured to cover a prosthetic hand, with the first layer (12) comprising an elastomer. The covering (10) also comprises a second layer (14) disposed over at least part of a surface of the first layer (12), with the second layer being unitary and comprising polyurethane. At least one part of an interior surface of the first layer (12) is uncovered by the second layer (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Touch EMAS Limited
    Inventor: Hugh Gill
  • Publication number: 20140208481
    Abstract: Disclosed is a surgical glove that alleviates the biasing force associated with bending or abducting the hand and fingers when wearing a surgical glove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: Exsomed Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Lloyd P. Champagne, Jozef Zoldos, Yani Deros
  • Publication number: 20140208480
    Abstract: Disclosed is a surgical glove that alleviates the biasing force associated with bending or abducting the hand and fingers when wearing a surgical glove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: Exsomed Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Lloyd P. Champagne, Jozef Zoldos, Yani Deros
  • Publication number: 20140173805
    Abstract: A latex glove article with a fibrous coating bonded to the skin-contacting surface. Long length soft moisture absorbing fibers are attached to latex layer of a glove with a thin layer of polymeric latex adhesive forming a fibrous lining. The long length fibers have a length ranging from 4 to 100 times the thickness of the polymeric latex adhesive layer and therefore extend or project from the polymeric latex adhesive coating. The fibers penetrate the polymeric latex adhesive layer at one end or both end of the fiber to a depth of about 60% to about 100% of the adhesive thickness, leaving a substantial portion of the fiber available for soft contact with skin and sweat absorption. Due to the substantial thickness of the fibrous lining, an air gap is created between skin and the impervious latex layer establishing continual evaporation of absorbed sweat and evaporative cooling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventors: Noorman Bin Abu Hassan, David M. Lucas, Nuzaimah Binti Mustafa
  • Publication number: 20140166521
    Abstract: Disclosed is a surgical glove that alleviates the biasing force associated with bending or abducting the hand and fingers when wearing a surgical glove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: Exsomed Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Lloyd P. Champagne, Jozef Zoldos, Yani Deros
  • Publication number: 20140165262
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a capacitive sheath fitted for a finger tip that includes conducting material, which may be placed over gloved hands. The capacitive sheath permits the user to operate a touch screen device without removal of any digit or hand covering apparatus, such as gloves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: ThumbDogs LLC
    Inventors: Michael Klausner, Mark Nelson, Paul Shepard
  • Publication number: 20140157485
    Abstract: A moisture dispensing system, and its method of use, are presented for wetting a medical device prior to insertion into a patient. The moisture dispensing system comprises: a fluid reservoir configured for attachment to the dorsal aspect of a surgical glove when worn by a wearer; and an absorbent pad configured for attachment to the palmar aspect of a digit of said surgical glove when worn by a wearer, wherein said absorbent pad is in fluid communication with said fluid reservoir.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Inventor: Henry S. Tarlian, JR.
  • Publication number: 20140150162
    Abstract: A surgical glove is made using a mould having a set of digits, consisting of thumb and index, middle, ring and little fingers that are disposed in positions consistent with that of a human hand when holding a surgical implement. In one embodiment, the digits include at least one major bend. In another embodiment, each of the digits includes two bends. By adopting a shape for the surgical glove that mimics the position of the surgeon's hand while holding a surgical implement, finger stress and hand fatigue during a prolonged surgical procedure can be significantly reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventor: Low Chin Guan
  • Patent number: 8695119
    Abstract: An elastomeric article, such as a glove or a condom, is coated with a compound containing silicone, collagen and allantoin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignees: Precision Components, Inc., Xela Corporation
    Inventors: Anil Segat, Andreas Brown
  • Patent number: 8657151
    Abstract: A hand protection barrier dispenser for dispensing disposable sanitary barriers for temporarily covering the hand and providing complete hand protection is disclosed which dispenses the hand protection barriers in a manner so that they may easily be donned by a user thereof. The hand protection barrier operates to open each of the hand protection barriers into a position to be readily donned and dispensed. The hand protection barrier dispenser dispenses only a single hand protection barrier at a time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Inventors: Kenneth R. Balkin, Catherine C. Tollefson, Judith L. Balkin
  • Patent number: 8651323
    Abstract: A hand protection barrier dispenser for dispensing disposable sanitary barriers for temporarily covering the hand and providing complete hand protection is disclosed which dispenses the hand protection barriers in a manner so that they may easily be donned by a user thereof. The hand protection barrier operates to open each of the hand protection barriers into a position to be readily donned and dispensed. The hand protection barrier dispenser dispenses only a single hand protection barrier at a time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Inventors: Kenneth R. Balkin, Catherine C. Tollefson, Judith L. Balkin
  • Publication number: 20130333094
    Abstract: Disclosed are appendage mountable electronic systems and related methods for covering and conforming to an appendage surface. A flexible or stretchable substrate has an inner surface for receiving an appendage, including an appendage having a curved surface, and an opposed outer surface that is accessible to external surfaces. A stretchable or flexible electronic device is supported by the substrate inner and/or outer surface, depending on the application of interest. The electronic device in combination with the substrate provides a net bending stiffness to facilitate conformal contact between the inner surface and a surface of the appendage provided within the enclosure. In an aspect, the system is capable of surface flipping without adversely impacting electronic device functionality, such as electronic devices comprising arrays of sensors, actuators, or both sensors and actuators.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
    Inventor: The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
  • Patent number: 8602962
    Abstract: A therapeutic glove specifically adapted to simultaneously apply a combination of acupressure and magnetic therapy to specific acupoint sites on the hand resulting in therapeutic benefits, including providing an effective headache remedy is disclosed. A fingerless glove incorporates an inflatable bladder disposed formed on the palm of the glove for application of acupressure to HT-8 and PC-8 acupoints. A hand-pump is in pneumatic communication with the bladder and functions to allow the user to inflate the bladder to a desired pressure. First and second permanent magnets are disposed on the dorsal portion of the glove and disposed so as to be in covering relation with the TH-3 and LI-4 acupoints. An adjustable dorsal strap is configured to wrap over the first and second permanent magnets as well as the bladder thereby providing a compressive force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Inventors: Shlomi Gavish, Gady Abramson
  • Publication number: 20130298308
    Abstract: A glove sized and shaped to enclose a human hand, the medical glove having a two-layer cuff, the two layers being fixed to one another at a plurality of locations to define a plurality of spaced apart openings in the cuff, the openings accessible only outside the glove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventor: Ashwin George
  • Patent number: 8578519
    Abstract: A protective barrier, such as a medical examination glove is provided that includes a bracelet defining a plane with a cylinder attached to the bracelet at a first end. The cylinder is compressed into a compressed conformation in the plane without rolling about the bracelet. When the barrier is a glove, three fenestrated caps are provided, each such cap attached to the cylinder at different locations along the length of the cylinder when said first cylinder is in an extended conformation. Multiple finger cylinders are each attached to the cylinder at a location of a fenestrated cap, the finger cylinders each having an end cap. The first cylinder and the finger cylinders each compressed into a compressed conformation in the plane such that each of the caps forms a portion of the surface of the plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Inventors: Allen B. Kantrowitz, In Ki Mun
  • Publication number: 20130291282
    Abstract: The present invention is to an improved glove having both anatomically correlating stress relief zones and/or reinforced zones to add support in areas opposite the stress relief zones to keep bunching or slipping of the glove from interfering with the bending of the user's joints. The glove may have corrugated relief zones over some or all of the joints and knuckles of the hand, wherein the relief zones are formed of peaks and valleys. A relief zone can also be provided over the webbing between the thumb and the palm. The vertical or longitudinal relief zones provide for improved glove quality while keeping manufacturing difficulty and costs at a minimum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventor: Paul Anstey
  • Publication number: 20130263355
    Abstract: A method is disclosed of using a glove, of latex or similar material, that is embossed or imprinted with one or more measurement scales along a digit or digits thereof. A nurse or other medical practitioner can then use such a glove easily and accurately to measure the sizes of scars and wounds on a patient's skin for recording and assessing over time the healing or degrading of the scar or wound. The measuring scale on the glove is simply laid along the scar or across a wound and its size is accurately and quickly determined for recordation. The glove also can be used to measure directly the depth of a wound, by inserting a gloved finger with a measurement scale, as an index or pinkie finger, thereinto, where the scale goes to the end of the finger. Other uses in construction and agriculture also appear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Inventors: Mary M. Mavraganes, Steve A. Lebrecht
  • Patent number: 8533868
    Abstract: A sterile glove that includes a hand and finger portion, a cuff having an inside surface and an outside surface, and a cuff rim. The cuff is adapted to be folded over at a fold when the glove is packaged, and a portion of the inside surface of the cuff becomes an outer facing surface when it is folded over. The glove further includes a detachable tab that is coupled to the inside surface and includes a free end and a non-free end. The glove further includes a detachable shield covering at least a portion of the outer facing surface when the cuff is folded over at the fold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Inventor: Jagmohan Bhalla
  • Patent number: 8530016
    Abstract: The invention described herein includes a repellent elastomeric article with antimicrobial properties particularly useful in industrial and medical fields, such as gloves. The article contains an elastomeric base and a fluid-repellent coating composition that effectively repels both hydrophilic and lipophilic liquids from its surface and inhibits cross-contamination of surfaces. Articles prepared in accordance with the invention reduce the risk of contamination associated with blood and other body fluids, as well as reduce fluid-based visual obstruction and enhance the clarity of medical procedures. The invention also provides a method of reducing the ability of fluids to adhere to the surface of an elastomeric article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Allegiance Corporation
    Inventors: Shiping Wang, Ida Berger
  • Patent number: 8501103
    Abstract: A multilayer material is described herein that includes a flexible inner layer and a flexible outer layer configured to enclose at least one signaling layer, the at least one signaling layer including at least one chemical compound. The multilayer material including the chemical compound within the at least one signaling layer is configured to release a gas-phase chemical compound to signal to a detector indicating a breach of the multilayer material. A multilayer material, a system, an article of clothing, or a method is described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: The Invention Science Fund I, LLC
    Inventors: Mahalaxmi Gita Bangera, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Edward K. Y. Jung, Jordin T. Kare, Erez Lieberman, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Dennis J. Rivet, Michael A. Smith, Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8458817
    Abstract: The glove includes a base portion having a palm side and a back side adapted to cover a hand, the base portion having integral finger segments and also including detachable finger segments to extend from the base portion. The base portion includes base mounts encircling finger openings on an interior side and the detachable finger segments include finger mounts encircling the detachable finger segments on an exterior side. The detachable finger segments extend through finger openings of the base portion and the finger mounts interlock with the base mounts to secure the detachable finger segments to the base portion. The mounts, when in the connected state, are located on an interior side of the base portion to restrict visibility of the mounts and also restrict accidental engagement with foreign objects. The mounts each comprise a halved ring-structure having elastic elements connecting opposing halves for diametric adjustment of the mounts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Inventor: Jonathan J. Babb
  • Publication number: 20130104284
    Abstract: A barrier protection device and dispensing system are provided in the form of a medical service or examination glove with sensory indicators that respond to contact with infectious agents or substances. The glove and dispensing system prevent transmission of infectious agents from a healthcare worker to a patient or vice versa.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Inventors: Allen B. Kantrowitz, In Ki Mun
  • Publication number: 20130095257
    Abstract: A surfactant composition is provided. The composition comprises (A) an acetylenediol ethoxylate capped by a glycidyl ether represented by the following structural formula (I): wherein R1 is hydrogen atom, or a C1-6 straight chain, branched or cyclic alkyl group, R2 is a C1-12 straight chain, branched or cyclic alkyl group, R3 is —CH2OR4, R4 is a C2-30 straight chain, branched or cyclic alkyl group, alkenyl group, aryl group, or aralkyl group, n, m, p, and q are a positive number with the average of (n+m) being 1 to 100, and the average of (p+q) being 0.5 to 5), and (B) a silicone surfactant. The coating solution prepared by blending the surfactant composition of the present invention can be coated without causing inconsistency since it does not experience foaming when coated on the rubber article, and industrially advantageous production of a rubber article with non-sticky surface is thereby enabled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicants: SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD., NISSIN CHEMICAL INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: NISSIN CHEMICAL INDUSTRY CO., LTD., SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
  • Publication number: 20130081196
    Abstract: A packaging for a medical glove includes a cover defining an interior space, the cover further including a sealed end and an opposing end having an opening in communication with the interior space, at least one deployable member with a distal end extending from the cover opening into the interior space, and a proximal end secured to or being part of the cover opening, the at least one deployable member segregating the interior space into an inner clean and contaminant free area adjacent to the sealed cover end and an outer area adjacent to the cover opening, the distal end of the at least one deployable member being movable from a first position within the interior space to a second position outside the cover opening, and means for securely retaining the medical glove on the distal end of the at least one deployable member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicant: Liferose Products, Inc.
    Inventor: John C. Howard
  • Publication number: 20130067636
    Abstract: A packaging for a medical glove includes a cover defining an interior space, a sealed end and an opposing end having an opening in communication with the interior space, at least one deployable member with a distal end extending from the cover opening into the interior space, and a proximal end being part of the cover opening, the deployable member segregating the interior space into an inner clean and contaminant free area adjacent to the sealed cover end and an outer area adjacent to the cover opening, the distal end of the deployable member being movable from a first position within the interior space to a second position outside the cover opening, and means for securely retaining the medical glove on the distal end of the at least one deployable member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Applicant: Liferose Products, Inc.
    Inventor: John C. Howard
  • Patent number: 8375463
    Abstract: The present invention is partial protective wear for protecting the front surface of a hand, the palm, front surface of the fingers, side surface of the fingers, webs and nails. The partial protective wear includes a body with a periphery edge that defines a palm portion, finger portion, web portion and nail portion. The body includes an attachment side and a protective side. The attachment side releasably attaches the partial protective wear on the front surface of the hand. The palm portion protects the palm of the hand. The finger portion protects the front surface and side surface of the fingers of the hand. The nail portion protects the nail plates and nail grooves of the hand and the web portion protects the webs of the hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Inventor: Jennifer Pickering
  • Publication number: 20130031696
    Abstract: A glove with a plurality of visual reference standards on the outer surfaces such that the wearer may reference the standards in determining characteristics, patient condition or for calculations, measurements, and conversions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2011
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Applicant: Imagident, LLC
    Inventor: Jonathon Jundt
  • Patent number: 8365314
    Abstract: An elastomeric article, such as a glove or a condom, is coated with a compound containing silicone, collagen and allantoin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignees: Precision Components, Inc., Xela Corporation
    Inventors: Anil Segat, Andreas Brown
  • Patent number: 8353883
    Abstract: Elastomeric articles, such as gloves are disclosed. The gloves include a primary matrix made from one or more elastomeric materials and a foam donning layer. In one embodiment, for instance, the donning layer can be formed from a polyurethane foam. The polyurethane foam can be created from the reaction product of a polyurethane prepolymer and a solution containing water. The resulting foam can be hydrophilic and can absorb moisture for preventing moisture from being trapped between the primary matrix and a user's skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: David W. Johnson, Martin Shamis, Alison Salyer Bagwell
  • Patent number: 8341768
    Abstract: A surgical garment (1) has a front portion (2) and a back portion (3) and two sleeves (4). Each sleeve (4) has at least one adhesive region (6) for affixing a donned surgical glove (11) thereto, each such region (6) being covered by a strip (7) of release material being removable from the associated adhesive region (6) in a sterile manner after donning of the surgical glove (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Molnlycke Health Care AB
    Inventor: Fredrik Gellerstedt
  • Patent number: 8313471
    Abstract: A therapeutic glove of elastic synthetic fabric to which gold-coated self-expanding ring devices are affixed at selective locations adjacent the metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joints of the fingers of the hand without restricting movement of those joints. The affixing of rings on the interior of the glove along the MCP joints induces optimal gold abrasion therapy of joints that are afflicted by rheumatoid arthritis. The high purity gold-coating on the rings, combined with the snugness of the glove, increases the natural abrasion and absorption of the gold into the joint, which has the therapeutic effect of delaying joint erosion with daily wear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Inventor: Jeffrey P. Hendricks
  • Publication number: 20120259239
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods and apparatus that allow the surgeon and the IONM specialist to continuously get a feedback on the relative proximity from the instruments to a nerve and on the health of this nerve. By having a coupling device that allows every instrument to be electrically stimulated, the surgeon, through the instruments, continuously sends a small electrical input into the patient's body and depending on the relative proximity between this electrical stimulation and a nerve, a neuromonitoring modality is recorded through electrodes placed on the patient. The characteristics of this response allow the IONM specialist to determine the health status and or location of the nerves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Inventors: Fabrice Chenaux, Jean-Sebastien Merette
  • Patent number: 8250673
    Abstract: An improved process and material for making elastomeric nitrile rubber articles is disclosed. In particular, the process and material formulation can produce nitrile rubber based articles, which exhibit force-strain characteristics that are comparable to those of natural rubber latex articles, while maintaining the tensile strength properties of nitrile rubber. The process includes an accelerator composition at the pre-cure stage having a dithiocarbamate, a thiazole, and a guanidine compound. The invention also includes an elastomeric nitrile rubber product made by the process, such as examination, surgical, or work gloves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy M. Lipinski
  • Patent number: 8250672
    Abstract: A material for making elastomeric nitrile rubber articles is disclosed. In particular, the process and material formulation can produce nitrile rubber based articles, which exhibit force-strain characteristics that are comparable to those of natural rubber latex articles, while maintaining the tensile strength properties of nitrile rubber. The process includes an accelerator composition at the pre-cure stage having a dithiocarbamate, a thiazole, and a guanidine compound. The invention also includes an elastomeric nitrile rubber product made by the process, such as examination, surgical, or work gloves, which can have an exterior coating over naked rubber selected from either a silicone emulsion or oil, glycerin solution, a combined mixture of silicone and glycerin/glycerol, a fluorocarbon release agent, or a natural or synthetic hydrocarbon-based oil in amounts that do not degrade said substrate rubber material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy M. Lipinski, Tang Choong Kheng, Katherine L. Dziak
  • Publication number: 20120185997
    Abstract: A glove includes an inner layer having the 3-dimensional shape of a hand and including a fibrous absorbent material, and the glove includes a fluoropolymer barrier layer thermoformed around the inner layer to have the 3-dimensional shape of the hand. The fluoropolymer barrier layer maintains the 3-dimensional shape when not in use. The glove has a breakthrough time of not greater than 1 hour when exposed to NFPA 1991 industrial chemicals and has a detectable permeation rate is not more than 0.10 micrograms/cm2/min.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicant: SAINT-GOBAIN PERFORMANCE PLASTICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Peter A. Kirk, II, Ryan C. Hirschey
  • Publication number: 20120167287
    Abstract: A self-securing sterile gown comprises a gown body. A first sleeve and a second sleeve are coupled with the gown body. A first strap attached to the first back portion terminates within a sterile field of the self-securing sterile gown at a first free end. A second strap attached to the second back portion terminates within the sterile field of the self-securing sterile gown at a second free end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Inventor: Carl Nee-Kofi MOULD-MILLMAN
  • Publication number: 20120137402
    Abstract: A protective barrier, such as a medical examination glove is provided that includes a bracelet defining a plane with a cylinder attached to the bracelet at a first end. The cylinder is compressed into a compressed conformation in the plane without rolling about the bracelet. When the barrier is a glove, three fenestrated caps are provided, each such cap attached to the cylinder at different locations along the length of the cylinder when said first cylinder is in an extended conformation. Multiple finger cylinders are each attached to the cylinder at a location of a fenestrated cap, the finger cylinders each having an end cap. The first cylinder and the finger cylinders each compressed into a compressed conformation in the plane such that each of the caps forms a portion of the surface of the plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Inventors: Allen B. Kantrowitz, In Ki Mun
  • Patent number: 8187684
    Abstract: A polychloroprene article comprises a polymer which is more readily chlorinatable that polychloroprene. A method of making the article comprises forming the article from an aqueous dispersion or solution of polychloroprene, characterized in that one or more polymers which are more readily chlorinatable than polychloroprene are included in said dispersion or solution. Preferably, the article is a polychloroprene glove containing carboxylated nitrile rubber, carboxylated styrene butadiene or polyisoprene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Regent Medical Limited
    Inventors: Seng Chin Teoh, Peter Wynne Williams
  • Publication number: 20120090074
    Abstract: A surgical glove has inner and outer surfaces. At least one of the surfaces is treated with a treatment consisting of a non-ionic hydrocarbon solution with a carbon chain in the range of 8-16 and containing a hydrophilic functionality with a pH within the range 4.5-6.5. After treatment, the treated surface or surfaces are dried, the glove packaged and then irradiated. The treatment controls the initial contact angle of the surface to be less than 70 degrees, so that liquid material will spread quickly across the treated surface or surfaces, thereby ensuring that the presence of the liquid, indicative of the glove having been compromised, is visible to the wearer or other observer as quickly as possible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2010
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: REGENT MEDICAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Helena Venables, Simon Pickard, Gareth Hilton, James Doran