Body Treatment Patents (Class 206/210)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 9630741
    Abstract: A recloseable container comprising a substantially rectilinear, paperboard-based carton and a plastic recloseable device is provided. The carton defines a container interior and has a face panel defining an opening. The opening has a perimeter sized to receive the recloseable device. The recloseable device may be a plastic unitary structure similar to a clamshell type blister pack and may comprise a frame attached to the carton and a door hingedly attached to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Sonoco Development, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas Ryan McClaughry
  • Patent number: 9597161
    Abstract: An irrigating device including a massage mode module in communication with a motor driving a pump. During a normal mode the pump has a first pulse rate and during massage mode the massage mode module provides a massage control signal to the motor to cause the pump to have a second pulse rate. In other embodiments, the disclosure includes an oral irrigator including a base and a reservoir removably connected to the base. The oral irrigator further includes a prow operably connected to the base and extending vertically upwards from the base. The prow may extend in a similar direction as sidewalls of the reservoir. The oral irrigator further includes a lid rotatably connected to the prow. The lid rotates between a first position where a fluid cavity of the reservoir is exposed to a second position where the lid covers at least a portion of the fluid cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Water Pik, Inc.
    Inventors: Harold A. Luettgen, Kurt M. Taylor
  • Patent number: 9585784
    Abstract: The invention relates to a catheter kit comprising a catheter and a urine bag stored in a package wherein flow is prevented between the catheter and urine bag when stored but enabled when the kit is used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventors: Benny Matthiassen, Bo Kjaer Vigant Lorentsen, Helle Haraldsted, Stephen Glibbery
  • Patent number: 9565918
    Abstract: A heating system comprising a pouch, into which one or more single-use packettes are placed for heating. In preferred embodiments, the pouch 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 pouch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: ELC MANAGEMENT LLC
    Inventors: Herve F. Bouix, Christophe Jacob
  • Patent number: 9566128
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a container for shipping, storing, dispensing, and receiving units for storing, dispensing, and receiving medical sharps, wherein the container includes a plurality of compartments, said compartments each being capable of containing one unit for storing, dispensing, and receiving medical sharps and to a method of using said container to store, dispense, receive, and ship said units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: ULTIMED INC.
    Inventors: Thomas E. Erickson, James J. Erickson, Thomas Sauro
  • Patent number: 9560907
    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: June 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: ELC MANAGEMENT LLC
    Inventors: Herve F. Bouix, Christophe Jacob
  • Patent number: 9561893
    Abstract: A system and method for protecting biological or other material from contamination through the steps of filling, freeze-drying, packaging, storing and use are disclosed. A system can include a flexible container, a membrane configured to transmit air or solvent vapor out of the flexible container, and a membrane frame supporting the membrane and engaged with at least one column member. The at least one column member can be configured to maintain the membrane and the membrane frame a spaced distance from one or more contents received within the flexible container. Upon application of a downward force, the at least one column member can assume a collapsed configuration. A method can include inserting a biological material, for example, into a flexible container, freeze-drying the biological material, moving the freeze-dried biological material to a portion of the flexible container that includes at least one port, and sealing the biological material within the portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Vascular Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Howard Root, Stephen Anthony Penegor, James Arnold Murto
  • Patent number: 9511204
    Abstract: A catheter assembly includes a catheter attached to a connector and a package. The catheter has a proximal end sized for insertion into a bladder though a urethra and a distal end opposite of the proximal end. The connector is attached to the distal end of the catheter. The package is sized to receive the catheter and the connector, with the package including an opening sized for removal of the catheter and the connector from the package. A tab is placed over the opening of the package to seal the catheter and the connector inside of the package. An extractor has a first portion connected to the tab and a second portion coupled to the catheter proximal of the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventor: Allan Tanghøj
  • Patent number: 9504782
    Abstract: A plastic package for hydrophilic articles, in particular for hydrophilically coated medical instruments, is intended to ensure the hydrophilic nature of the enclosed instrument over a long period of time. The package includes at least one receiving compartment with a medical instrument for insertion into body tissue and is characterized in that, after sterilization by radiation, it has a proportion of volatile constituents of ?0.1 ?g/cm2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Brigitte Niederberger, Volker Zimmer
  • Patent number: 9480817
    Abstract: The present invention provides a urinary catheter assembly which comprises at least one urinary catheter for collecting urine from a body opening and a collecting bag connected to the catheter, in a way that a urinary flow can be established in a flow path from the catheter into the bag. The assembly further comprises a catheter package with a container and a cover. The container forms an accommodation for an insertable part of the catheter, and the cover forms a cavity for the collecting bag. The cover is releasably fixed to the container. Furthermore, the package forms an overlap in which the cavity partly covers the accommodation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventor: Bent Hagel
  • Patent number: 9410002
    Abstract: An aqueous emulsion composition of organic peroxide, including from 10 to 65% by weight of one or a plurality of organic peroxides, from 2 to 25% by weight of at least one antifreeze agent, from 0.01 to 10% by weight of at least one emulsifying agent, optionally at least one additive, water, of which the quantity is defined in order to form the remainder of the total composition (100%), wherein the emulsifying agent is a colloid agent of a polyvinyl acetate having a degree of hydrolysis greater than 80% and a viscosity, measured in solution in water at 4% by weight at 20° C., less than or equal to 5 mPa·s, said viscosity being measured with a Brookfield RVT viscometer, needle no. 3, 20 rpm, in accordance with the ISO 2555 standard. Also, to the method of preparing same and the use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: ARKEMA FRANCE
    Inventors: Isabelle Tartarin, Jacques Cochet, Albert Blum
  • Patent number: 9333288
    Abstract: A syringe assembly including a plunger rod separate and detached from a syringe barrel and a packaging member, the plunger rod having a sealing member and the packaging member having a first compartment and a second compartment is disclosed. With the syringe barrel received within the first compartment and the plunger rod received within the second compartment, the sealing member of the plunger rod seals the syringe barrel and the plunger rod within the packaging member. In this manner, the syringe assembly is placed in the packaging member in a manner that allows for reduced storage space of the syringe assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Becton Dickinson France, S.A.S.
    Inventors: Christopher Todd Hilliard, Tracy Ray Hottovy, James Jude Pellegrini
  • Patent number: 9277966
    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 at 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: September 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Inventor: John Russell Seitz, III
  • Patent number: 9216253
    Abstract: A flip-open multi-pack assembly is provided which can contain a plurality of new pen needles, such as through the provision of a rectangular or tube-shaped shaped, hinged shell housing, wherein new pen needles can be stored in a plurality of user accessible openings each having a sterility barrier formed, for example, by covers that cover the non-patient end of the openings in which the new pen needles are contained. Used pen needles can be returned and stored in openings accessible by rotatably opening the shell housing. One or more of the openings within first and second opposite ends of the housing shell can be provided with a slidable internal holder within the device and are configured to releasably secure the inner shield of the new pen needle, and to then be pulled forward when the new pen needle is removed and lock at a forward position, and thereby create an interior space, accessible from an opposite end when the hinged housing is opened, for a used pen needle to be inserted and stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Ira Spool, Cole Constantineau, Ryan Schoonmaker, Sean P. Sullivan, Abhijitsinh Raj, Michel Bruehwiler
  • Patent number: 9144659
    Abstract: A catheter assembly (1) comprising a catheter (8) having a proximal end (10) adapted to be inserted into a bodily cavity and a distal end (11) having a drainage outlet (13), a catheter package (2) having a cavity for accommodating the catheter and an opening for withdrawing the catheter from the package, and extracting means (17) that are coupled to the catheter for extracting the distal end of the catheter out of the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventor: Allan Tanghøj
  • Patent number: 9096368
    Abstract: Medical device packaging, medical device packaging assemblies, and methods for preparing and packaging medical devices. An example medical device packaging assembly may include a packaging pouch including a front pouch portion and a back pouch portion. The front pouch portion may include a first sheet of material having a plurality of layers. The back pouch portion may include a second sheet of material having a plurality of layers. A medical device may be disposed in the pouch. At least one of the plurality of layers of first sheet of material and the plurality of layers of second sheet of material may include a moisture scavenging layer. In addition, at least one of the plurality of layers of first sheet of material and the plurality of layers of second sheet of material includes an oxygen scavenging layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventor: Maan-Shii Wu
  • Patent number: 9095235
    Abstract: Charcoal barbecue grills have a grate (coarse screen) for grilling foods which has generally a size of 430 mm×250 mm or a diameter of 550 mm (in kettle barbecue grills). With these dimensions it is not possible to soak the grate (coarse screen) in the sink of any household kitchen in order to remove residues which accumulate during barbecuing (grease and food remains) because without soaking the grate (coarse screen), it is impossible to completely remove the waste. With the cleaning basin it is possible to clean the dirty grate easily on the barbecue grill. In addition, the residual heat of the grilling coals is used to heat up the wash basin to thus be better able to loosen the impurities. Another advantage of this invention is that the cleaning basin is stored in or on the barbecue grill, thus requiring no separate place. The cleaning basin for rectangular barbecue grills is represented in FIG. 6. The cleaning basin for the round (kettle grill) barbecue grill is represented in FIG. 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Inventor: Herbert Friedrich
  • Patent number: 9033149
    Abstract: A catheter assembly including an elongate member having a proximal end and a distal end. The distal end has at least one drainage opening. A hydrophilic coating is provided on at least a portion of the elongate end of the catheter. A fluid containing member is provided and is either arranged on the elongate member or within a separate area of the container. The fluid containing member contains sufficient hydrating fluid to hydrate the coating of the catheter. A container contains the elongate member and the fluid containing member and incorporates at least one foil layer to prevent evaporation of the hydrating fluid. A method of using the catheter includes inserting a catheter into a user's body and draining fluid from the user's body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Terry
  • Patent number: 9027173
    Abstract: A toilet training device includes an odor remediation system for absorbing or masking odors that may be created during toilet training. The odor remediation system may include a modular odor remediating insert that may be releasably positioned within a recess that is provided within the toilet training device. The odor remediating insert may include an odor absorbing substance such as sodium bicarbonate, an odor masking substance such as a fragrance or a combination of an odor absorbing substance and an odor masking substance. The toilet training device also includes a system for dispensing wipes that may utilize a recess that is defined in a side wall of the main body portion of the toilet training device. A wipes cartridge is designed so that it can be used to conveniently dispense wipes regardless of whether it is separated from the toilet training device or mounted within the recess of the toilet training device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Munchkin, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven B. Dunn, Keith G. Ciampa, Mark A. Hatherill, Mark G. Tebbe, Huisok Pyon
  • Patent number: 9010530
    Abstract: A receptacle for consistently orienting a sterilized surgical instrument for natural grasping by a physician without removing his or her vision from the operational field, wherein the receptacle may also comprise a reservoir and desiccant for maintaining sanitized or sterilized instruments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Synaptic Wireless, LLC
    Inventors: Charles H. Bowen, P. Mark Bowen
  • Patent number: 8986236
    Abstract: A disposable sterile breakable vial includes a handle section and a vial section which are completely separable in response to a manually applied separation force. The vial section includes a sterile void dimensioned to contain a unit dose of a sterile therapeutic topical agent. An elongated member comprises a proximal portion supported by the handle section and a distal portion provided with a sterile applicator element, such as a brush. At least the applicator element is completely enclosed within the vial section with the applicator element immersed within the therapeutic topical agent. A hermetic seal between the handle and vial sections maintains sterility of at least the vial section prior to handle and vial section separation. Complete separation of the handle section and the vial section exposes the elongated member and the applicator element for topical application of the therapeutic agent saturating the applicator element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Allergan, Inc.
    Inventors: Lorens F. Slokovic, Julie L. Gremel
  • Publication number: 20150068927
    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: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Denzell McBURNEY, Morgan TIERNEY, Ronald John KELLY
  • Publication number: 20150068928
    Abstract: A protective cover for a nasal cannula completely encloses the two prongs of the nasal cannula when properly installed. This protective cover will keep the nasal cannula from contacting potentially unclean surfaces when the nasal cannula is not in use. An optional UV light may be present in the protective cover to provide UV cleaning of the nasal cannula prongs when the cover is closed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: Charles Andrew Turner
  • Patent number: 8960422
    Abstract: A method of making a packaged antimicrobial suture. The method includes the steps of providing a containment compartment molded from a polymeric resin comprising a polymeric material and an antimicrobial agent, positioning a suture within the containment compartment, the suture comprising one or more surfaces; covering the containment compartment having the suture in an outer package cover having an inner surface, and subjecting the outer package, the containment compartment and the suture to time, temperature and pressure conditions sufficient to vapor transfer an effective amount of the antimicrobial agent from the containment compartment to the suture, while retaining an effective amount of the antimicrobial agent on the containment compartment, thereby substantially inhibiting bacterial colonization on the suture and the containment compartment. A packaged antimicrobial suture is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Ethicon, Inc.
    Inventors: Mehmet Reyhan, Robert Cerwin