Body Treatment Patents (Class 206/210)
  • Patent number: 11873154
    Abstract: A contact lens package, comprising blister packaging defining a cavity, a contact lens disposed in an unstressed state within the cavity, lens hydrating liquid partially filling the cavity, and lid stock sealed to the blister packaging such that a segment of the lid stock, in combination with the cavity, forms an enclosure of the lens and the liquid. The segment has an interior surface including at least one relief element. The interior surface exclusive of the at least one relief element is flat. An air gap is disposed between a top surface of the liquid and at least a portion of the interior surface. The at least one relief element on the interior surface of the lid stock may be formed while testing the structure for leaks by applying pressure to the lid stock with a stamp having a contour corresponding to the at least one relief element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: Bausch + Lomb Ireland Limited
    Inventors: Michael Moorehead, Kevin Schaffer, William J. Seyboth, Baxter J. Lansing
  • Patent number: 11684131
    Abstract: A blister package for a contact lens is provided that can be stacked with other blister packages of the same design. One example of the blister package has a body that includes a dome and a handle. A seal is attached to the top surface of the body and has a seal dome that seals a volume between the outer sidewall of the body dome and the inner sidewall of the seal dome. The handle has a through-hole and the through-hole that accommodates the outer sidewall of the seal dome. Another blister package provided has a handle and a bowl and the handle has a through-hole that accommodates the bowl outer surface. Stacks of blister packages are also provided as is secondary packaging for packaging stacks of tessellating blister packages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: COOPERVISION INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Sarah Almond, Carlos Ortiz, Stephen English, Gary Hunt, Mike Nelson, Russell Beard, Thomas Harkin, Pauline Gavelle
  • Patent number: 11649099
    Abstract: A blister package for a contact lens includes a base sheet and a sealing sheet. Either the base sheet or the sealing sheet includes a bowl, and the other sheet includes a dome and a sealing surface. The dome has a radius of curvature of about 13 mm to 19 mm and a height of less than 7 mm relative to the sealing surface. The dome is configured to protrude into the bowl to form a cavity. Related methods are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: COOPERVISION INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Matthew John Ellis, Timothy Noyce, Dmitrijus Sluka
  • Patent number: 11407550
    Abstract: A dual compartment dispenser system is provided. The dual compartment dispenser system includes a dispenser container having a cup-shaped body including an inner volume divided equally by a divider unit into a first-compartment configured to store dry facial tissues and a second-compartment configured to store moistened towelettes. The dispenser container further features a lid including a first-aperture comprising a removable-cover and providing access to the first-compartment and a second-aperture comprising a resealable-cover and providing access to a the second-compartment. The dispenser container is sized to be stored within a cup holder of a vehicle and provides a portable and accessible dispenser container for dispensing at least one hygienic sheet product including dry facial tissues, moistened towelettes, and in certain instances disinfecting wipes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: STARGAZE 5 LLC
    Inventors: Anna Danielyan, Hagop Bodosian
  • Patent number: 11344904
    Abstract: A viscous concentrate dispensing device includes a storage container tube configured to hold a viscous concentrate, a first cap configured to fit over a first end of the storage container tube, and a second cap configured to fit over a second end of the storage container tube. The first and second cap hold the storage container tube in place for storage and seal the viscous concentrate within the storage container tube. A plunger is configured to fit in the first cap and the second cap and hold the plunger in place for storage. A seal is disposed within the storage container tube for extruding the viscous concentrate when a force is applied with the plunger to depress the seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Inventor: Myra Hight
  • Patent number: 11298503
    Abstract: A filament platform insert for insertion into a bowl includes a plurality protruding stages and a plurality of recesses that are each formed in arcuate shapes to form a plurality of arcuate filament channels. An access channel extending along the platform insert, between a top and bottom, and between a rear and front, provides access for insertion of a finger or tool for manipulating an endovascular filament stored in the filament channel. The platform insert is dimensioned such that alignment of multiple such platforms will form filament raceways within a bowl for the coiled reception and storage of multiple endovascular filaments, with each filament reliably isolated from one another. In an alternative configuration, an endovascular filament bowl may be made to have the filament platform as a monolithic component thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: AUGUSTA UNIVERSITY RESEARCH INSTITUTE, INC.
    Inventors: Mahmoud Baniasadi, Cargill H Alleyne, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11229266
    Abstract: A blister package for a contact lens is provided that can be stacked with other blister packages of the same design. One example of the blister package has a body that includes a dome and a handle. A seal is attached to the top surface of the body and has a seal dome that seals a volume between the outer sidewall of the body dome and the inner sidewall of the seal dome. The handle has a through-hole and the through-hole that accommodates the outer sidewall of the seal dome. Another blister package provided has a handle and a bowl and the handle has a through-hole that accommodates the bowl outer surface. Stacks of blister packages are also provided as is secondary packaging for packaging stacks of tessellating blister packages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: COOPERVISION INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Sarah Almond, Carlos Ortiz, Stephen English, Gary Hunt, Mike Nelson, Russell Beard, Thomas Harkin, Pauline Gavelle
  • Patent number: 11207471
    Abstract: A portable handheld fluid-medicine-injection device for individual users, has a medicine vial has a substantially rectangular cross section that reduces a thickness profile of the device and a dispense mechanism coupled with the vial, the dispense mechanism has an inject push rod inside a threaded cylinder that reduces a length profile of the device. The device has a needle with a needle mount/dismount mechanism coupled with the medicine vial and a needle storage mechanism that stores the needle when not in use and replenishes the needle for reuse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Inventor: Tara Chand Singhal
  • Patent number: 11147925
    Abstract: The invention provides a syringe for use in an ophthalmic injection. The syringe comprises a body, a stopper and a plunger. The body comprises an outlet at an outlet end and the stopper is arranged within the body such that a front surface of the stopper and the body define a variable volume chamber from which a fluid can be expelled though the outlet. The plunger comprises a plunger contact surface at a first end and a rod extends between the plunger contact surface and a rear portion. The plunger contact surface is arranged to contact the stopper but not couple thereto, such that the plunger can be used to force the stopper towards the outlet end of the body, reducing the volume of the variable volume chamber, but not to move the stopper away from the outlet end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: NOVARTIS AG
    Inventors: Andrew Bryant, Heinrich Buettgen, Wolfgang Papst, Marie Picci
  • Patent number: 11136176
    Abstract: A blister package for a contact lens is provided. The blister package includes a body defining a handle and a well, a flexible top contacting the body and closing the well, and a lens cradle that includes a lens support bowl. The lens cradle is attached to the inner surface of the flexible top. By peeling away the flexible top, the lens cradle is lifted away from the bottom surface of the well and the lens is raised out of the well, cradled by the lens support bowl, and presented for easy fingertip manipulation by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: CooperVision International Limited
    Inventors: Sarah Almond, Carlos Ortiz, Gary Hunt, Mike Nelson, Russell Beard, Thomas Harkin, Pauline Gavelle
  • Patent number: 11123147
    Abstract: A multifunctional enclosure is described having an elongated sleeve configured with an enlarged opening for the insertion of an elongated member of a medical probe. The multifunctional enclosure is configured to prevent the elongated member of the medical probe from swinging and becoming damaged during transport. The multifunctional enclosure may further comprise an attachment component for securing the medical probe to the multifunctional enclosure. Furthermore, at least one vent may be configured onto the multifunctional enclosure, such as on a first end closure portion. The vent may allow for adequate flow for sterilization and/or drying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Inventor: John Russell Seitz, III
  • Patent number: 10987473
    Abstract: A pen needle (531) includes a hub (511) and a needle (513) fixedly connected to the hub (511). An outer cover (501) receives the hub (511). A lubricant reservoir (503) is disposed in the outer cover (501) such that a portion of the needle (513) is disposed in the lubricant reservoir (503) when the hub (511) is received by the outer cover (501). Lubrication of the needle (513) facilitates multiple injections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Joshua Horvath, Edward Rosen, Paul Upham
  • Patent number: 10912917
    Abstract: A catheter assembly (11) includes an elongate member (14) having a proximal end (18) and a distal end (19). The distal end (19) has at least one drainage opening (15). A fluid containing member (20) is arranged on the elongate member (14). A container (12) contains the elongate member (14) and the fluid containing member (20). A method of using the catheter assembly (11) includes inserting a catheter (14) into a user's body and draining a fluid from the user's body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Terry
  • Patent number: 10881484
    Abstract: A device for clearing obstructions from a medical tube includes a housing defining an interior, an exterior, and a port providing fluid communication therebetween. The device further includes an elongated guide wire residing at least partially within the housing, and first and second rollers defining a nip therebetween that are located within the housing. A guide wire extends through the nip and is drivable for advancement and retraction thereof through the port via rotation of the rollers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: CLEARFLOW, INC.
    Inventors: Edward M. Boyle, Jr., Kenneth J. Chesnin, Wayne A. Noda, Paul Molloy, Al Diaz, Daniel Hyman, Jon D. Jacobson
  • Patent number: 10849470
    Abstract: Embodiments of dispensers for dispensing wet wipes are disclosed herein. An exemplary dispenser includes a container, a plurality of wipes, and a wipes dispensing nozzle. The wipes dispensing nozzle has a first housing member and a second housing member that are movable between a first position and a second position. In the first position, the wipes dispensing nozzle has an opening that has a first diameter. In the second position, the nozzle has an opening that has a second diameter that is smaller than the first diameter. When the nozzle is in the first position, a lead wipe of the plurality of wipes may be threaded through the wipes dispensing nozzle. In the first position, the wipes dispensing nozzle does not exert sufficient frictional force against a trailing wipe to cause the lead wipe to separate from the trailing wipe along a perforation line. In the second position, the wipes nozzle is in a closed dispensing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: GOJO Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher J. Mann, Ronald J. Hammond, Anthony J. Bachmann
  • Patent number: 10828416
    Abstract: A device for an injection needle that enables reuse of a single-use injection needle for multiple injection uses for a same user is described. The device has a needle cover with a disinfecting agent, a sanitizing agent and a lubricating agent that are positioned inside the needle cover. The needle cover sanitizes, disinfects and lubricates a single-use injection needle for reuse when the needle is moved inside the needle cover and positioned therein for temporary storage. The agents are held in a medium that enable the agents to be positioned inside the needle cover. The agents in the medium are stacked on top of each other in heights for different needle lengths. The first stack is a wick medium that absorbs excess fluid droplets from a needle head, the second stack is a medium that disinfects the needle, and the third stack is a medium that lubricates the needle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Inventor: Tara Chand Singhal
  • Patent number: 10765274
    Abstract: To hygienically store contents without the use of a stimulating reagent, such as a preservative. A packaging container for containing water absorptive contents 11 in which a liquid is impregnated, the packaging container being provided with: a container body 10 having an opening that can be opened and closed; a liquid enclosure member 50a which is disposed inside the container body 10 and in which liquid is enclosed; a bag body 30 contained inside the container body 10 in a state in which the contents 11 are enclosed; a pullout portion 31 that is a portion of the bag body 30 and is pulled out through a seal member 42; and a rupture section 30b for rupturing the bag body 30, the rupture section 30b being formed in one portion of the bag body 30. The seal member is provided with an opening 41 which is in communication with the interior of the container body 10, and a seal member 42 that blocks the opening 41 on the outer surface of the container body 10 and forms a re-attachable seal shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Inventor: Mami Nakajima
  • Patent number: 10702426
    Abstract: Implementations of an individual pull tab packaging for tampons are provided. In some implementations, the individual pull tab packaging for tampons comprises a hollow elongated having a cylindrical shape configured to hold and enclose a tampon in an interior and comprising a top portion and a bottom portion joined together by a separable pull tab to open the interior, wherein the pull tab is configured to be pulled from the top portion and the bottom portion to disjoin the top portion and the bottom portion to open the interior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventor: Laura Bollier
  • Patent number: 10702685
    Abstract: The present invention relates to multi-chamber containers. Specifically, the multi-chamber containers comprise, generally, a first container having a swab or applicator contained therein and a second container having a solution therein. In various embodiments, a first container may comprise a fracture recess for breaking and removing the swab or applicator, and a second container may further comprise a fracture recess for opening and exposing the solution. In embodiments, first and second containers are disposed separately, or connectedly side-by-side. In embodiments, a second container is contained within a first container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventor: Joseph Trznadel
  • Patent number: 10667880
    Abstract: A storage tray provides storage for multiple types of wires, catheters, and other instruments used during surgical procedures. The storage tray includes a base and a set of walls forming a basin that holds liquid. A wire containment section within the basin holds multiple coiled guidewires in a wire channel filled with the liquid. The wire containment section includes an inner wall and one or more wall segments forming an outer boundary of the wire channel. Flaps extend orthogonally from the walls and over portions of the wire channel to prevent the guidewire from springing out of the wire channel. A wire holder outside the wire channel holds end portions of the guidewires. Pulling an end portion of one of the coiled guidewires horizontally causes the guidewire to slide along the inner wall for separation and removal from the storage tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: AHN SURGICAL INNOVATION, LLC
    Inventors: Kimberly Ahn Hays, Sam S. Ahn
  • Patent number: 10639121
    Abstract: A surgical instrumentation assembly including: a storage tube having a service opening, a sealing member for closing off the service opening, a plurality of surgical instruments for temporary use, and a holder comprising a plurality of attachment elements configured to detachably attach the surgical instruments to the holder. The storage tube contains the holder and the sterile surgical instruments when the sealing member closes off the service opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: NOVASTEP
    Inventors: Loïc Girod, Rémi Le Besque, Nicholas E Zelensky
  • Patent number: 10602875
    Abstract: A machine for dispensing beverages includes a pod including at least two cavities each cavity containing a volume of ingredients forming part of a composition of the beverage, the machine further including an air injection device configured to supply at least two volumes of air in a synchronized manner, the at least two volumes of air being adapted respectively to the volumes of ingredients in the at least two cavities, the injection device including an air pump including two chambers and two pistons slidably mounted respectively in the two chambers, and an actuator configured to actuate the two pistons in a synchronized manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: SEB S.A.
    Inventors: Matthieu Briere, Arnaud Riva, Quentin Dos Santos
  • Patent number: 10568699
    Abstract: An instrument tracking device for cooperating with an instrument during a surgical procedure where the instrument has an elongated body extending along a first longitudinal axis and including a working member at a distal tip includes a body having a distal end and a proximal end. An opening can be formed through the body along a second longitudinal axis. The opening can define a passthrough in the body from the distal end to the proximal end. A first tracking coil can be disposed in the body and can define a first tracking coil axis that is substantially coaxial with the second longitudinal axis of the body. A connection mechanism cooperates between the elongated housing and the body that secures the body to the elongated housing of the instrument upon passing at least a portion of the elongated housing through the passthrough of the body in an assembled position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Medtronic Xomed, Inc.
    Inventors: Brad Jacobsen, Ali Mowlai-Ashtiani, Bruce M. Burg, Ross Smetzer, Steven L. Hartmann, Andrew Bzostek, Matthew J. Nadeau, Matthew W. Koenig
  • Patent number: 10543970
    Abstract: A flexible packaging laminate is formed to have a built-in opening and reclose feature by forming the laminate as a two-part structure having an outer structure joined in face-to-face relation with an inner structure. Score lines are formed in both structures to enable an opening to be formed through the laminate by lifting an opening portion (e.g., a flap or the like) of the two structures out of the plane of the laminate. The score line through the outer structure defines a larger opening than the score line through the inner structure, such that a marginal region of the outer structure extends beyond the edge of the opening portion of the inner structure. A pressure-sensitive adhesive is used to re-adhere the marginal region to an underlying surface of the inner structure adjacent the opening through the laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: SONOCO DEVELOPMENT, INC.
    Inventors: Robert Charles Hebert, Scott William Huffer, Barry Roland Reese, John A. Prizzi
  • Patent number: 10492487
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a jig for vitrification cryopreservation of cell or tissue, having a metallic support, and a vitrification solution absorber including an adhesion layer and a vitrification solution-absorbing layer on the metallic support in the order from the side closer to the metallic support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI PAPER MILLS LIMITED
    Inventors: Atsushi Matsuzawa, Katsumitsu Susaki
  • Patent number: 10492878
    Abstract: The present Invention provides a transfer tray for transferring one or more surgical Instruments securely. The present invention further provides a counting tray for the collection and securing of used surgical instruments. Additionally, the present invention provides a surgical instrument disposal container comprising a transfer tray coupled to a counting tray such that used surgical instruments are enclosed within the counting tray by the transfer tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Daniels Family Investment Holdings Pty. LTD
    Inventors: Christopher Alexander Hart, Hubertus Pennings
  • Patent number: 10477944
    Abstract: A heating system comprising a packette for heating a mask, wipe or towelette. In preferred embodiments, the packette comprises printed heating elements, printed circuit elements and a means of connecting to a power source. Power may be supplied through a USB-type connector or a handheld power supply that is custom designed to work with the heating packette.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: ELC MANAGEMENT, LLC
    Inventors: Herve F. Bouix, Christophe Jacob
  • Patent number: 10441454
    Abstract: A urinary catheter is provided as a package, where the package is an enclosed intermittent urinary catheter having a distal section and a proximal section. The distal section includes a urine exit port and the proximal section includes a urine entrance port and has a closed and rounded tip that is adapted to be inserted into a bladder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventors: Allan Tanghoej, Lars Boegelund Jensen
  • Patent number: 10299914
    Abstract: A method of maintaining a hydrophilic intraocular lens in a foldable state without immersing the intraocular lens in liquid water includes the step of storing the foldable intraocular lens within a substantially airtight package containing a water reservoir not in direct contact with the lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Meditec Production, LLC
    Inventors: Robert E. Glick, Stephen Q. Zhou
  • Patent number: 10238832
    Abstract: A catheter assembly is disclosed, comprising a catheter, such as a urinary catheter, which at least a partly is provided with a hydrophilic coating. The catheter assembly further comprises a wetting fluid. The receptacle is in direct contact with the hydrophilic coating of the catheter over essentially the entire length of the part of the catheter being provided with the hydrophilic coating. This may e.g. be achieved by using a shrink wrap material. In order to accomplish adequate wetting, channels or the like may be provided on the inner surface of the receptacle or the outer surface of the catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: DENTSPLY IH AB
    Inventors: Evelina Gustavsson, Jan Utas
  • Patent number: 10227161
    Abstract: A carrier rack for pharmaceutical containers or medical packaging products having a non-cylindrical symmetric flange. The carrier rack includes a plurality of through-openings defined by the carrier rack for accommodating the pharmaceutical containers or medical packaging products, and at least one member protruding above a top side of the carrier rack and having a height. Each member includes at least one of at least one bevel and at least one radius, wherein the at least one member is allocated to each one of the plurality of through-openings, and wherein at least one of the at least one bevel and the at least one radius interact with the non-cylindrical symmetric flange in such a way that the pharmaceutical containers or medical packaging products are aligned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Schott Schweiz AG
    Inventor: Judith Auerbach
  • Patent number: 10207850
    Abstract: A re-closable packaging assembly includes a container formed at least partially by a first film, and the container has a plurality of walls that cooperate to define an interior volume. The container has an opening through at least one of the plurality of walls. A closure assembly is secured to the container adjacent the opening and comprises a second film and a portion of the first film. The closure assembly includes a lid member pivotable about a hinge portion between a first position in which the lid member releasably engages the container surrounding the opening and a second position in which the lid member is pivoted away from the opening. A first engagement feature may be disposed on the container and a second engagement feature may be disposed on the lid member to removably secure the lid member to the container when the lid member is in the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: PRIMAPAK, LLC.
    Inventors: James J. Sanfilippo, John E. Sanfilippo, Jeanne M. Skaggs, Francisco Javier Soria, Milorad Radenovic, Bohdan Wyslotsky, Paul Georgelos, Pat Montefusco, Roy Speer, Roman Forowycz
  • Patent number: 10201681
    Abstract: A method of preparing a ready-to-use catheter by providing a catheter assembly that has a first compartment that includes a catheter therein. The catheter includes on at least a part of its surface an exterior coating designed to reduce the coefficient of friction after treatment with a liquid swelling medium, and a second compartment containing a liquid swelling medium. The method includes sterilizing the catheter assembly, adding the liquid swelling medium to the first compartment for wetting/activating the exterior coating of the catheter, and storing the ready-to-use catheter. By using the method according to the invention, the sterilization of the catheter is effectuated in a dry-state, ensuring that the known problems with wet-sterilization are completely eliminated and the need for preparing complicated and expensive liquid swelling mediums are no longer required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: TELEFLEX LIFE SCIENCES UNLIMITED COMPANY
    Inventor: Lars Schønfeldt
  • Patent number: 10182968
    Abstract: A disinfecting capping device for a sharp medical object, such as a medical needle, is provided. The device includes a container comprising a bottom, an open end opposite to the bottom, and a side disposed between the open end and the bottom of the container. The device further includes a first disinfecting member disposed on the internal surface of the side of the container between the open end and the bottom thereof so as to form a cavity for receiving the sharp medical object through the open end of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: DRMA GROUP INTERNATIONAL LLC
    Inventor: Zoran Drmanovic
  • Patent number: 10183123
    Abstract: Injection device of fluid product (100) comprising a syringe body (101) and a needle (110) fixed in an axial end projection (102) of the syringe body, said end projection (102) comprising an axial end surface (103), said injection device comprising a needle protection device (200), said protection device being, in a storage position, fixed on said injection device, said protection device being removable from said injection device, said protection device comprising an inner body (210) made of substantially supple and/or deformable material and an outer body (220) made of substantially rigid material, said inner body (210), in a storage position, sealingly closing the distribution orifice (111) of said needle (110) and sealingly cooperating with said injection device (100), and said outer body (220) comprising a fixing part (228) which, in a storage position, cooperates with a shoulder (104) of said injection device (100) for fixing said protection device (200) on said injection device (100), said inner body (2
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: APTAR STELMI SAS
    Inventors: Arnaud Fournier, Ghislain Fournier, Mickaël Swal
  • Patent number: 10167116
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a flexible bag is provided and includes opposing flexible films composed of a polymeric material. The flexible films define a common peripheral edge. The flexible bag includes a microcapillary strip located between the opposing flexible films and extending along a portion of the common peripheral edge. A peripheral seal extends along at least a portion of the common peripheral edge. The peripheral seal seals the microcapillary strip between the opposing flexible films. The peripheral seal forms a closed compartment. The flexible bag includes an amount of a flowable solid particulate material (FSPM) in the storage compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Wenyi Huang, Hongming Ma, Laura J. Dietsche
  • Patent number: 10159824
    Abstract: The present invention relates to multi-chamber containers. Specifically, the multi-chamber containers comprise, generally, a first container having a swab or applicator contained therein and a second container having a solution therein. In various embodiments, a first container may comprise a fracture recess for breaking and removing the swab or applicator, and a second container may further comprise a fracture recess for opening and exposing the solution. In embodiments, first and second containers are disposed separately, or connectedly side-by-side. In embodiments, a second container is contained within a first container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Inventor: Joseph Trznadel
  • Patent number: 10117549
    Abstract: A dispensing device includes a container retaining a dispensable material, which prevents the material from breaking prior to being dispensed or over-dispensing material by including a mechanism to slow the dispensation of the material, and also aids in breaking the material subsequent to the material exiting the container. The container has a faceplate with at least three members forming a substantially triangular aperture through which the dispensable material is fed. The three members include a pair of opposing flanges forming the triangular aperture therebetween. The pair of opposing flanges further form a substantially linear slot therebetween and contiguous with the triangular aperture, with the dispensable material further fed through the slot. Each of the pair of opposing flanges has a curved surface forming a side of the triangular aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: DIVERGENT DEVICES LLC
    Inventor: Elie Atalla
  • Patent number: 10086147
    Abstract: Described herein is a smart dose monitoring device. The dose monitoring device may include electronics such as motion sensors, orientation sensors, and timers related to monitoring the time of and amount of dose administered during an injection event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Mircea Stefan Despa, Andrew Richards, Sundeep Kankanala, Jonathan Hofius, Thomas P. Low, Jose Luis Cordoba Matilla, Pablo Eduardo Garcia Kilroy, Karen Shakespear Koenig, Joseph Eckerle
  • Patent number: 10065014
    Abstract: A packaged catheter includes a cover attachable to a container, an intermittent urinary catheter, and a urine collection bag. The container has a closed bottom and an opening formed in a proximal end of the container and communicating with a container cavity. The intermittent urinary catheter has a proximal portion insertable into a bladder and a handle portion connected to the proximal portion; and a urine collection bag connected to the handle portion of the intermittent urinary catheter. The handle portion of the intermittent urinary catheter is inserted into the opening formed in the proximal end of the container to provide a sealing structure between the handle portion and the opening in the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventor: Bent Hagel
  • Patent number: 10023337
    Abstract: A flexible, stackable container for storing a quantity of a product may include a sealed package formed from a single sheet of film and retaining the quantity of the product disposed therein, and a lid fitment attached to a first side of the package. The first side of the package may have an outer first surface of the film and outwardly extending first corner seals formed in the film at the edges of the first side and surrounding the first side of the package. The package may also have a second side disposed opposite the first side and outwardly extending second corner seals formed in the film at the edges of the second side and surrounding the second side of the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: PRIMAPAK, LLC
    Inventors: John E. Sanfilippo, James J. Sanfilippo, Jeanne M. Skaggs, Roy Speer
  • Patent number: 9925352
    Abstract: A method of making a ready-to-use catheter assembly and a ready-to-use catheter are provided, which avoids any degradation of the catheter during sterilization. The method comprises: placing a catheter with a hydrophilic coating and a wetting fluid in a catheter package made of low moisture transmission material while the package is in a first condition wherein an insertable length of the hydrophilic coating of the catheter is not in contact with the wetting fluid, sterilizing the catheter package with the catheter and the wetting fluid by radiation sterilization while the catheter package is kept in a condition in which the insertable length is not in contact with the wetting fluid, transferring the catheter package with the catheter and the wetting fluid into a second condition, bringing the wetting fluid into contact with at least the insertable length and activating the insertable length via gravity and/or via inertia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: WILLY RUSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Denzell McBurney, Morgan Tierney, Ronald John Kelly
  • Patent number: 9889272
    Abstract: A package for a catheter is provided. The package includes a container with a first cavity and a second cavity. The cavities are configured so as to prevent liquid swelling medium stored in the container from travelling from the second cavity into the first cavity and out through an opening into the container. Thus, the position of the cavities with respect to each other allows them to function as a water-lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventor: Jan Torstensen
  • Patent number: 9788927
    Abstract: Described is a supporting base (1) for medical instruments (2), comprising a supporting layer (3) having a relative visible front surface (4) and a relative rear surface (5) opposite the visible surface (4); The supporting layer (3) also has a plurality of holes (6) extending from the front surface (4) towards the rear surface (5); More specifically, the supporting layer has a gripping portion (9) positioned on the rear surface (5) and irreversibly joined to the supporting layer (3) to form a single body with said supporting layer (3). The supporting base (1) has at least one opening (17) for inserting, in use, a medical instrument (2), positioned at each hole (6) and extending from the front surface (4) towards the rear surface (5) and through the gripping portion (9).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: EGMEDICAL S.R.L.
    Inventors: Enrico Xodo, Guido Cappellina
  • Patent number: 9788694
    Abstract: A dispensing container for dispensable wipes generally comprises a base at least partially defining an internal compartment for storing the wipes and a dispensing partition connected to the base. The dispensing partition comprises a flexible material having an aperture defined therein through which the wipes are individually removable. The dispensing partition is configured to move from a first position to a second position when one of the wipes is removed from the container through the aperture. The dispensing partition is biased towards the first position, and is at least partially inverted from the first position when in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventors: Robert M. Hill, Kevin Christopher Possell, Christopher Martin Pieper
  • Patent number: 9763775
    Abstract: An intraocular lens storage system for storing an intraocular lens. The intraocular lens storage system includes a storage container for storing the intraocular lens and an actuable transfer device, which is arranged in the storage container, with an intraocular lens receiver to receive the intraocular lens. The transfer device is movable between an intraocular lens storage position for storing the intraocular lens in the storage container and an intraocular lens transfer position to transfer the intraocular lens to an injection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: HumanOptics AG
    Inventors: Arthur Messner, Martin Christoph Heiss
  • Patent number: 9731093
    Abstract: A catheter assembly includes a catheter, a fluid containing sleeve, and a container. The catheter may include a tubular portion between a proximal end and a distal end, a coating on a length of the tubular portion, and at least one drainage opening on the distal end. The fluid containing sleeve is designed for arrangement on the tubular portion to maintain the coating in a hydrated state. The container may have at least one foil inner layer containing therein the catheter and the fluid containing sleeve. Substantially or nearly all fluid contained in the container may be disposed in the fluid containing sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Terry
  • Patent number: 9730833
    Abstract: A biological tissue cutting and fluid aspiration system provides a plurality of surgical instruments operable independent of an external control console. In some embodiments, each surgical instrument may include all sensors and controls directly applicable to the surgical instrument, and may be used independently. In some embodiments, instruments communicate status information to each other, and adjust operating parameters based on the communications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Doheny Eye Institute
    Inventors: Mark Humayun, Charles DeBoer, Ralph Kerns, Matthew McCormick, Prashant Bhadri, Lawrence Chong
  • Patent number: 9675778
    Abstract: A wire organizer includes a basin having an inner surface that defines a reservoir. The reservoir has a liquid therein. A hub is positioned within the reservoir. A plurality of spools are positioned on the hub such that the spools are spaced apart from the inner surface and are rotatable relative to the basin. The spools each have a wire wrapped around each of the spools. At least a portion of each of the wires extends through the liquid. Systems and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Inventor: Kevin Klayman
  • Patent number: 9655703
    Abstract: A container for separating, storing, and dispensing dental picks includes a container to receive a sheet of dental picks, wherein the sheet of dental picks includes multiple interconnected dental picks, a separating device to separate the sheet of dental picks into singular dental picks, and a dispensing device to dispense the singular dental picks, one at a time. A method for separating and dispensing dental picks includes obtaining a sheet of dental picks, wherein the sheet of dental picks includes multiple interconnected dental picks, loading the sheet of dental picks into a container, separating the sheet of dental picks into singular dental picks, and dispensing the singular dental picks one at a time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: HeyNow LLC
    Inventor: Mark A. Studney