Plural Or Diverse Patents (Class 206/370)
  • Patent number: 11369194
    Abstract: A desk attachment apparatus and system that prevents items from falling off a desk top, to provide electrical wire management, and provides support for functional and artistic displays. The apparatus includes a body with a plurality of holes of to receive and retain electrical wires, a plurality of slits in which the wires can be inserted into the holes, a front groove configured to tightly cover a protruding edge of a desk top and back groove extending along a back face of the body to receive an insert to block wires from being removed from the holes through the slits. Also included is an extension member that can be inserted in the back groove of the desk dam attachment apparatus to extend the desk dam apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: SEABORN DEVELOPMENT LLC
    Inventor: John Seaborn
  • Patent number: 11369733
    Abstract: System comprising a pre-fillable syringe with a syringe barrel and a syringe tip and a package suitable and intended for receiving the pre-fillable syringe, wherein the syringe tip is provided with a tip cap, wherein the system comprises a replacement cap for the pre-fillable syringe, wherein the package is suitable and intended for receiving the replacement cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Chiesi Farmaceutici S.p.A.
    Inventors: Jurgen Pfrang, Andreas Gorshofer, Marta Lombardini
  • Patent number: 11351299
    Abstract: System comprising a pre-fillable syringe with a syringe barrel and a syringe tip and a package suitable and intended for receiving the pre-fillable syringe, wherein the syringe tip is provided with a tip cap, wherein the system comprises a replacement cap for the pre-fillable syringe, wherein the package is suitable and intended for receiving the replacement cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Chiesi Farmaceutici S.p.A.
    Inventors: Jurgen Pfrang, Andreas Gorshofer, Marta Lombardini
  • Patent number: 11291428
    Abstract: A cover for a probe 12, such as an ultrasonic probe, the cover comprising a flexible elongate pouch 1 and a mouth portion 2 for inserting the probe 12 into the pouch, the mouth portion 2 comprising sealing means to enable the mouth portion to be formed into sealing engagement with a proximal end 11 of the probe. Also, a method of preventing a decontaminated ultrasonic probe from contamination comprising the step of, immediately after disinfection, inserting the ultrasonic probe 12 into a cover comprising a flexible elongate pouch 1 and a mouth portion 2 for inserting the probe 12 into to pouch, the mouth portion 2 comprising a deformably rigid portion 3, and deforming the mouth portion 2 into a sealing engagement with a proximal end 11 of the probe, wherein no undisinfected portion of the probe 12 enters the pouch 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Saban Ventures PTY Limited
    Inventors: Sarah Nix, Tara Croft, Michael Potas
  • Patent number: 11253249
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for minimally invasive suturing is disclosed. A suturing device for minimally invasive suturing includes proximal section having a proximal end, a distal end, and a longitudinal axis therebetween, a suture head assembly extending from the distal end of the proximal section; a suturing needle having a pointed end and a blunt end, the suturing needle capable of rotating about an axis approximately perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the proximal section, wherein the pointed end of the suturing needle is positioned within the suture head assembly prior to and after rotation of the suturing needle, and an actuator extending from the proximal end of the proximal section to actuate a reciprocating needle drive having a needle driver for engaging and rotating the suturing needle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: John C. Meade, Jerry R. Griffiths, Francis J. DiFrancesco, Richard Clark
  • Patent number: 11191859
    Abstract: A sterilization tray is disclosed herein that may be used to facilitate preparation of an endoscope for sterilization and increase the likelihood that the endoscope will be properly sterilized. The sterilization tray may be fabricated from a flexible and vapor-permeable sheet. Cutouts may be disposed through the sheet to define standoffs that are foldable away from the sheet. A first standoff may include a first contoured portion disposed therein. The tray may also include a second standoff that has a second contoured portion and a third contoured portion disposed therein. The third standoff may include a locking tab disposed on a free end of the third standoff. A positioning tab may also be disposed on the third standoff. The sterilization tray may also include a dry booster to which an endoscope may be connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: ASP GLOBAL MANUFACTURING GMBH
    Inventor: Samuel J. Rhodes
  • Patent number: 11191603
    Abstract: The surgical tool support system comprises a central tube, a left base, and a right base. The surgical tool support system may be an organizer for a plurality of surgical instruments. The central tube may be corrugated and expandable. When expanded, the central tube may expose a plurality of troughs disposed longitudinally along the central tube. Each of the plurality of troughs may support one or more surgical instruments. An individual surgical instrument may be placed on the surgical tool support system with a point of the individual surgical instrument down against a stand and a handle of the individual surgical instrument resting in one of the plurality of troughs. The surgical tool support system may replace a surgical instrument roll made from a towel, thus eliminating the time and complexity of forming the surgical instrument roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Inventor: Cynthia Schor
  • Patent number: 11141563
    Abstract: A method for managing a guidewire in preparation for a surgical operation, comprising attaching a block of resilient polymer to a coiled tube which contains a guidewire; attaching to the block of resilient polymer a card having printed information concerning the guidewire on a planar surface of the card; removing the guidewire from the coiled tube; removing the block of resilient polymer from the coiled tube while keeping the card having printed information attached to the block of resilient polymer; coiling the guidewire into a flat spiral form; capturing, in a slot formed in the block of resilient polymer, a plurality of portions of the guidewire, which portions are adjacent to and parallel with each other, thereby maintaining the guidewire in the flat spiral form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Lauren Coatsworth, Jimmy L. Quijas
  • Patent number: 11116937
    Abstract: A medical procedure kit includes a single-layer tray (100) having a first compartment (101) at least partially bounded by a first base member (107) and a second compartment (102) at least partially bounded by a second base member (108). At least one syringe (901) is situated within the first compartment. A Foley catheter (701), coupled to coiled tubing (702) and a fluid drain bag (703), is disposed within the second compartment. This catheter assembly is inverted, with the Foley catheter (701) and the coiled tubing (702) positioned between the second base member (108) and the fluid drain bag (703).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Sarah Dickinson, Saul Godinez, Lindsay Hilbelink
  • Patent number: 11109935
    Abstract: A single use disposable container for surgical instruments is provided for transporting sterile instruments to the point of use. The single use container comprises a base section having a base and an upstanding wall extending from the base. A lid section is provided that is configured to close the base section. The container is formed from a biodegradable thermoformed pulp material that is gas and steam permeable. At least the base section includes a surfactant proof barrier on at least the inner surface of the pulp material to protect the pulp material of the container from cleaning fluid applied to the instruments. The lid includes a double walled rim that assists in protecting the instruments stored therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: HPC Healthline UK Limited
    Inventor: Fuad Khan
  • Patent number: 11000615
    Abstract: Methods are provided which include placing one or more objects into a cabinet, subsequently closing the cabinet and remotely starting a disinfection device disposed therein to disperse a germicide within the closed cabinet. Embodiments of cabinets include an interior void of at least 10 ft3, a door to enclose the cabinet and one or more support structures arranged within the cabinet adjacent the interior void. Portions of the support structures are transparent and/or have through-holes. Other embodiments of cabinets include a moveable germicidal blocking partition for separating portions of the cabinet, a door for accessing one of the portions and a sensor for detecting when the partition is in position to separate the portions. An embodiment of a support structure includes a base having transparent materials and/or one or more through-holes, sidewalls shaped to match a peripheral contour of a medical device, and a weight sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Xenex Disinfection Services Inc.
    Inventors: Mark A. Stibich, Deepak Jayaraj, Sarah E. Simmons, Katie Velasquez
  • Patent number: 10980681
    Abstract: A first aid kit including a bottom in which to carry a first number of first aid products, a cover pivotally connected to the bottom and rotatable between closed and open positions lying over and away from the bottom, and an auxiliary tray having rotatable storage shelves at which a second number of first aid products are carried. The auxiliary tray is pivotally connected to the bottom of the first aid kit and rotatable between a folded position lying within the bottom of the kit and an unfolded position lying slightly above and to one side of the bottom to create a multi-level product storage configuration. A mounting bracket carried by the first aid kit is detached therefrom and connected to a wall. The first aid kit is reattached to the bracket, whereby the kit is suspended from the wall by the bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Inventor: George Rivera
  • Patent number: 10945668
    Abstract: A method is disclosed that includes removing an adhesive layer from a lower housing of a monitoring device; aligning the monitoring device with an opening of an adhesive applicator; coupling an uppermost adhesive layer that is positioned within the adhesive applicator with the lower housing; and removing the monitoring device from the opening of the adhesive applicator. A shape of the lower housing of the monitor corresponds to the shape of the opening of the adhesive applicator; and aligning the monitoring device with the opening of the adhesive applicator comprises matching the orientation of the lower housing to the orientation of the opening in the adhesive applicator. The method also includes the monitoring device selectively entering a battery preservation mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Verily Life Sciences LLC
    Inventors: William Biederman, Sean Frick, Roxana Heitz
  • Patent number: 10874507
    Abstract: The present invention provides a surgical introducer (10) for inserting an implant (22) into a human ear, the introducer comprising a handle (12), a slider (14) movable relative to the handle between a first position and a second position, a retaining means being at least partially defined by the slider, and a releasable locking mechanism biased to lock the slider in said first or second position, wherein, when the slider is in said first position an implant is engaged by the retaining means and when the slider is moved towards said second position the implant is deployed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Northwood Medical Innovation Limited
    Inventors: Norbert Venantius Kang-Budialam, Marie-Claire Haines
  • Patent number: 10870513
    Abstract: A stackable system container includes a bottom part and a lid part fastened to the bottom part. Respective coupling devices are movably fastened to two opposite side walls of the bottom part. In order to enable dimensionally stable and connected stacking of structurally identical system containers and also modular stacking of different system containers, each coupling device can be moved between an idle position, in which the coupling device is arranged below a top side of the lid part, and a coupling position, in which the coupling device projects beyond the top side of the lid part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: BS Systems GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Reiner Gonitianer, Jan Kögel
  • Patent number: 10835339
    Abstract: A surgical instrument and accessory organizer comprising a base pad having a lower surface and an upper surface and, the upper surface comprising at least one section for retaining instruments having a flat portion; at least one section for retaining instruments with a handle; at least one section for retaining fluids; and a plurality of perforations extending from the lower surface to the upper surface for removably attaching at least one retaining member adapted to maintain at least one of an instrument and an object in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: SEVILLE MEDICAL INC.
    Inventor: Robert Krensky
  • Patent number: 10765563
    Abstract: Intra-operative systems for identifying surgical sharp objects are provided. Aspects of the systems include an intra-operative imaging device for obtaining intra-operative surgical sharp object image data; and a surgical sharp object automated shape recognition module configured to identify a surgical sharp object from intra-operative surgical sharp object image data. Systems of the invention may further include additional components, such as surgical instrument and/or sponge identification and tracking devices. Systems of the invention find use in a variety of methods and applications, including tracking of surgical items during a surgical procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Inventor: John Richard Dein
  • Patent number: 10758705
    Abstract: An improved medical procedure or catheterization tray included in an improved medical procedure or catheterization package. The improved medical procedure or catheterization tray is intuitively arranged and includes instructions printed thereon to improve the medical procedure or catheterization implementation and results. In one example, a catheterization package and catheterization tray has a layout and/or arrangement of components that may help reduce CAUTI rates by facilitating ease of use and aiding in proper aseptic technique during insertion. The medical procedure or catheterization package and/or medical procedure or catheterization tray may include various implements, compartments, and components necessary and/or helpful to the medical procedure or catheterization, including, for example, improved swabs and an improved compartment for holding the swabs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Inventors: Jason I. Glithero, Scott Robirds, Adam Silver, Peter Curry, Salvatore Privitera, Robin J. Hanson, David Icenogle, Fung Bor Chen, Grace Powers, Stacey Hodges, Russell Riescher, Michelle Merrill, Gregory Mann, Johnathan Johnson, Sarah Skelton
  • Patent number: 10751436
    Abstract: The present invention is directed at methods of preventing damages of a sterilization wrap for surgical instruments by utilizing tray belts. The tray belts are composed of an elongate member of substantially same width and a fastening means for connecting the two ends of the member. The methods comprise the steps of placing surgical instruments inside a sterilization tray, securely the tray belts around the tray, and wrapping a sterile wrap around the tray to form a sterilization pack. The methods may further comprise securing additional tray belts around the sterilization pack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Cygnus Medical, LLC
    Inventor: Shaun Sweeney
  • Patent number: 10736450
    Abstract: A two-part tray apparatus that includes a base tray having a desk surface for drawing and writing and a food tray having four food compartments. A resilient bottom of the base tray may rest on a lap. The food tray is nestable into the base tray and is nonslideable relative to the base tray. The base tray includes a proximal side with no upwardly extending walls to make it easy for a child to write or draw on the desk surface. Strap units are included to anchor opposite ends of the tray apparatus or may be connected to each other to form a full length shoulder strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Regalo International, LLC
    Inventors: Mark A. Flannery, Elizabeth R. Volk, Brian G. Linehan
  • Patent number: 10729510
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for identifying and counting objects having identifiers entering and exiting a surgical field are provided. In one embodiment, the apparatus has an entry scanner, a hand held scanner and an exit scanner for generating a detection field and for receiving data which identifies said objects. In another embodiment, the apparatus has a plurality of lower antennas and an upper antenna for generating a detection field and for receiving data which identifies said objects. Various surgical devices with identifiers and methods for preventing electromagnetic coupling between and protecting objects and identifier are also provided. The invention further provides apparatus and methods comprising a handheld scanner and a mat adapted to underlie a patient during a surgical procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Steven J. Fleck, David Szakelyhidi, Gautam Gandhi
  • Patent number: 10646631
    Abstract: An apparatus for treating a medical fluid is provided which includes a treatment machine having a coupling surface, with a cassette made of a hard part having liquid-conducting passages which are covered by a flexible film being able to be coupled to the coupling surface of the treatment machine. A corresponding medical cassette is also provided. An air-free coupling of the flexible film of the cassette to the treatment machine is ensured in that air can be sucked out areally along a plane between the flexible film and the coupling surface during the coupling process and/or with a coupled cassette. A method for coupling the cassette and a method for checking the leaktightness of the cassette via the vacuum control of the air suction is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Götz Günther, Jürgen Häcker, Markus Köhler, Martin Lauer, Ralf Müller, Hans-Peter Schneider, Tobias Weber, Manfred Weis
  • Patent number: 10639122
    Abstract: A medical tool kit is provided for packaging, storing, and transporting medical instruments and tools of various types. The medical tool kit is capable of providing continuing sterilization to the medical instruments and tools kept inside the medical tool kit after the tool case is opened during its normal use in a medical procedure. The medical tool kit is further capable of emitting a GPS tracking signal to identify the location of an opened medical tool kit during an emergency as well as creating hands free communication between the user of the medical tool kit and local emergency institutions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: ZOLL Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Gerstner, Robert Gerstner
  • Patent number: 10478262
    Abstract: An orthopaedic instrument system including an instrument caddy is disclosed. The instrument caddy is configured to receive one or more cutting broaches to house the cutting broaches between orthopaedic surgical procedures. The instrument caddy is also configured to be used during a surgical procedure to assist a user in assembling the cutting broach with another surgical instrument. A method of assembling a surgical instrument is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: DePuy Ireland Unlimited Company
    Inventors: Justin M. Niese, Rebecca L. Chaney, Stephanie M. Wainscott, Oliver Coultrup, Alasdair Mercer
  • Patent number: 10470834
    Abstract: Devices and methods for protecting and transporting medical probes including, but not limited to, ultrasound transducers and more specifically ultrasound transducers designed for transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). A transport apparatus may include a housing for protecting a control housing of a medical probe and an elongate member extending from the housing. The elongate member may be configured to engage the insertion tube of the probe and maintain an arch shape of the insertion tube during transport to prevent damage from over-flexing of the insertion tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Acertara Acoustic Laboratories LLC
    Inventors: Levi Moore, Peter Leonhardt
  • Patent number: 10471221
    Abstract: A needle attachment and detachment assist device includes a frame body, a syringe guide jig, and a needle guide jig. A guide hole is formed in the syringe guide jig. In the needle guide jig, a needle insertion hole is formed on a central axis of the guide hole. The needle insertion hole includes a center hole portion and a rib guide groove. When a syringe is inserted into the guide hole, and a needle member is further inserted into the needle insertion hole, rotation prevention of the needle member is achieved. In this state, when the syringe is rotated in a first direction, the needle member can be clamped to a thread portion of the syringe. When the syringe is rotated in a second direction, the needle member can be loosened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: NHK SPRING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yasumasa Tsukamoto
  • Patent number: 10471196
    Abstract: A fluid cassette, for example, a blood treatment cassette having a cassette body embodied as a hard part and, optionally, a film which is connected to the hard part and at least partially covers the hard part, wherein the hard part comprises at least one first alignment device, and a second alignment device which are optionally arranged at first and second opposite sides of the fluid cassette or are attached thereon. The disclosure relates in addition to a blood treatment apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Martin Lauer
  • Patent number: 10463790
    Abstract: The invention relates to a medical data acquisition communication device (100), comprising a housing (100?) and electronics (110) arranged within the housing (100?), the electronics comprising a power supply (111); a processor unit (115); a memory unit (116); at least one short-range communication device (117); at least one long-range communication device (119); and a user interface (120) including at least one trigger signal generating element (123). A core of the invention is that the long range communication device is (i) configured for wired communication, or (ii) configured for GPRS-based GSM communication and also comprises a SIM card (118).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Inventors: Attila Berey, Péter Markovich, Béla Tímár
  • Patent number: 10426851
    Abstract: A protective sterilization system that provides protection to implements for dental or surgical procedures while being sterilized and stored afterward. The system has a protective container that suspends the implement during this process to prevent it from being damaged by either the container or other implements. The container also serves to restrict contaminants from reaching the implements after sterilization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Inventor: Elizabeth Sharp
  • Patent number: 10390691
    Abstract: A medical accessory holder (10) is provided, for use during reprocessing and/or conditioning of medical equipment. The holder comprises a planar base portion (11). At least one recess (12, 13, 14) is provided in the planar base portion, and is adapted to receive a medical accessory (15, 16, 17) firmly engaged therein. The holder (10) further comprises retaining means (22) associated with the base portion (11) and adapted to engage therewith. Once engaged, the retaining means (22) cannot be disengaged, and the medical accessory (15, 16, 17) cannot be removed from the recess (12, 13, 14), without breaking the retaining means (22), thereby rendering the holder suitable only for single use. Attachment means (26) are further provided to enable the holder (10) to be secured to an article of medical equipment with which the medical accessory (15, 16, 17) is associated, during reprocessing thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Cantel (UK) Limited
    Inventors: David Mason, Mark Jackson, Gary Spencer
  • Patent number: 10376329
    Abstract: A medical device tray for carrying a plurality of medical devices includes: a base made of a substantially rigid material, the base forming at least one base through-hole; and a covering affixed to the base, the covering being made of a material which is softer than the substantially rigid material of the base, the covering forming at least one covering through-hole, the at least one base through-hole and the at least one covering through-hole cooperating to form at least one medical device tray through-hole configured for directly supporting a respective one of the plurality of medical devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Symmetry Medical Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Dassonville, Antoine Warocquier
  • Patent number: 10307250
    Abstract: A device for crimping a radially expandable and collapsible prosthetic valve comprises a coiled wire frame having a longitudinal opening extending from a proximal end to a distal end thereof. The opening has a first state and a second state, the opening in the first state having a first diameter dimensioned to receive the prosthetic valve in an expanded or partially crimped configuration therein, and the opening in the second state having a second diameter dimensioned to receive the prosthetic valve in a crimped configuration. The coiled wire frame has a first end coupled to a first member and a second end coupled to a second member. The first member is movable relative to the second member to convert the coiled wire frame from the first state to the second state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: David Maimon, Ron Sharoni, Tamir S. Levi, Emil Karapetian, Tri D. Tran, Tung T. Le
  • Patent number: 10265135
    Abstract: A surgical system is disclosed. The surgical system can include a tray and a vacuum-fitted cover covering at least a portion of the tray. The surgical system can comprise a tray and a drape at least partially vacuum-fitted to the tray. A surgical drape is also disclosed. The surgical drape can comprise a cover including an opening and an interior cavity defined by a flexible wall which is configured to receive a support surface. The surgical drape can further comprise a closable portion configured to close the opening and seal at least a portion of the support surface within the interior cavity. The surgical drape can further include a valve in fluid communication with the interior cavity, wherein the valve is configured to enable the suction of air from the interior cavity and draw the flexible wall inwardly to closely envelop at least a portion of the support surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventor: Krishnan K. Ghosh
  • Patent number: 10251812
    Abstract: A tray (100) for accommodating a coiled medical device, such as a catheter assembly (700), includes a first compartment (101), a second compartment (102), and a third compartment (103). The catheter assembly (700) and devices associated with a catheterization procedure, such as syringes (701,702) containing sterile water and lubricating jelly and a specimen container (703) can be disposed within the tray. A first barrier (105) and second barrier (106) separate the compartments. The barriers can have openings (121,122) therein to accommodate large syringes or to enable the first compartment (101) to be used as a lubricant applicator for the catheter. The first compartment (101) can include a stair-stepped contour (115) such that the syringes are held at different depths to facilitate ease of use. The various devices can be disposed within the tray (100) in accordance with their order of use in the catheterization procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer E. Tomes, Deborah B. Adler, Jack E. Maze, Alberto C. Savage, Kenneth S. Chua, Earl D. Wilson, John Henry Kutsch
  • Patent number: 10182878
    Abstract: Systems and methods for preparing and completing surgical and medical procedures. In particular, kits are provided for improving preparation and completion time for a medical or surgical procedure in which the kit includes modularized compartments containing sterilized medical or surgical equipment and wherein the medical or surgical equipment is organized and/or ordered within the kit to generally correspond to the sequence of steps of the medical or surgical procedure. The kit is particularly applicable to recanalization procedures for stroke patients as well as revascularization procedures for acute myocardial infarction patients where a kit enables faster preparation and completion of these procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: MG STROKE ANALYTICS INC.
    Inventor: Mayank Goyal
  • Patent number: 10145811
    Abstract: A method and system of monitoring environmental exposure of stents using radiofrequency identification is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: ABBOTT CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventors: Abigail Freeman, David C. Gale, Bin Huang, Daniel Castro
  • Patent number: 10111660
    Abstract: A tool assembly for a surgical device includes a first jaw member defining a first tissue contact surface and a second jaw member defining a second tissue contact surface. The first jaw member and the second jaw member are movable in relation to each other between open and closed positions wherein, in the closed position, the first and second tissue contact surfaces are spaced apart from each other and define a tissue gap. A compressible material is secured to a distal end of the first jaw member. The compressible material engages the second jaw member when the first and second jaw members are in the closed position. A surgical device includes the aforementioned tool assembly. A kit includes the compressible material secured on a tool assembly of a surgical device. A method of manufacturing the tool assembly and securing the compressible material is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventor: Ronald Hemmann
  • Patent number: 10029043
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for packaging and sterilizing analyte sensors. The packaging system provides a structure for securing the analyte sensors in a fixed position and fixed orientation within the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Minda McDorman Grucela, Jinsong Gao
  • Patent number: 10028798
    Abstract: A single use disposable surgical kit, including a sterile sealed container including a module configured to fit within the sterile sealed container including surgical instruments housed in a bottom tray including a first fastening feature; and a lid including a second fastening feature congruently aligned with the first fastening feature, wherein the first fastening feature is one of a tab portion and a mating slot, the second fastening feature is the other of the tab portion and the mating slot, and the second fastening feature is configured to engage with the first fastening feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Richard Healey, Philip Watt, Steven Greco, David Moszak
  • Patent number: 9968695
    Abstract: A medical instrument sterilization system and method is provided. The system includes a sterilization container having a first container portion engagable with a second container portion to enclose an interior compartment from an exterior atmosphere. At least one insert is locatable within the interior compartment of the sterilization container, the at least one insert having a medical instrument holding area surrounded by a plurality of sidewalls, wherein the medical instrument holding area is sized to hold at least one medical instrument. A filter is secured within a wall of the first container portion, wherein the filter is in communication with the interior compartment and the exterior atmosphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: SYMMETRY MEDICAL MANUFACTURING, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Roy Duddy, Tony Foley, Gary T. Dane
  • Patent number: 9872732
    Abstract: A surgical sponge dispensing system facilitates the accurate counting of surgical sponges used in a medical procedure. An elongated flexible strip of material carries a plurality of surgical sponges, each attached to the elongated flexible strip of material at a respective fixed location. Demarcations on the elongated flexible strip of material can provide an accurate and reliable indication of the number of surgical sponges detached from the elongated flexible strip of material. Additionally, each of the plurality of surgical sponges and the corresponding attachment location of the sponge to the elongated flexible strip of material may carry a unique alphanumeric identifier. Reconciling the alphanumeric identifiers at locations on the elongated flexible strip of material during a medical procedure can provide an accurate and reliable count of the number of surgical sponges used during the procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventor: William A. Blair
  • Patent number: 9847044
    Abstract: A surgical implement training process that includes teaching an identity of a plurality of first surgical implements in a first surgical implement tray, a location of the plurality of first surgical implements in the first surgical implement tray and an actual order in which each of the first surgical implements are used when performing a surgical procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics AG
    Inventor: Larry Foster
  • Patent number: 9839489
    Abstract: A sharps end capture device is disclosed for use in a system and method for the safe disposal and/or temporary storage of sharp-tipped implements including medical sharps, such as, syringe needles (epidural, spinal, blood collection, catheter, dialysis, intravenous, ophthalmic, hormonal pen, and radiologic). The device is useful to prevent injuries related to the use and disposal of sharp medical instruments, commonly known as, “sharps” or “sharps objects” is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Starcap Medical, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Schaffer, Charles D. Starnes
  • Patent number: 9805625
    Abstract: A surgical simulation assembly is provided for simulating realistic surgery on animal organs or human cadavers. The surgical simulation assembly comprises a generally flat tray having a central indentation for receiving an organ, at least one drainage aperture and at least one indented trough extending from the central indentation for receiving at least one tube. The tray is assembled with a simulator heart and lungs prepped for connection to a variable speed double action air pump assembly that creates both positive pressure and a vacuum on the heart to simulate a beating heart. The tray is supported on a basket having a lower containment portion for containing fluid waste collected during the simulated surgery. The basket is elevated by risers over a base designed to support the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: KINDHEART, INC.
    Inventors: Richard H. Feins, Tom Birchard, W. Andrew Grubbs, Don Aikin, Daniel C. Fuccella
  • Patent number: 9772299
    Abstract: A method and system of monitoring environmental exposure of stents using radiofrequency identification is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Abigail Freeman, David C. Gale, Bin Huang, Daniel Castro
  • Patent number: 9757171
    Abstract: A disposable single indication orthopedic trauma surgical kit has no bone plates other than a single bone plate precountoured and sized to match an anatomic shape of a portion of a bone of a patient's extremity. The single bone plate has a plurality of fastener apertures. The surgical kit also has a plurality of fasteners with heads that are dimensioned to mate with the fastener apertures. The surgical kit also has a disposable torque driver adapted to engage the fastener heads. The foregoing components are contained in a sterile sealed container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Biomet C.V.
    Inventors: Robert Sixto, Juergen Kortenbach, Jose Luis Francese
  • Patent number: 9717562
    Abstract: Systems and methods for preparing and completing surgical and medical procedures. In particular, kits are provided for improving preparation and completion time for a medical or surgical procedure in which the kit includes modularized compartments containing sterilized medical or surgical equipment and wherein the medical or surgical equipment is organized and/or ordered within the kit to generally correspond to the sequence of steps of the medical or surgical procedure. The kit is particularly applicable to recanalization procedures for stroke patients as well as revascularization procedures for acute myocardial infarction patients where a kit enables faster preparation and completion of these procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Inventor: Mayank Goyal
  • Patent number: 9637733
    Abstract: A reagent supply device includes a plurality of chambers which are separated from each other such that different reagents may be injected, the plurality of chambers having bottom surfaces made of a membrane, the membrane comprising a destruction pattern which is formed at a position corresponding to each of the plurality of chambers and breachable by an external impact to discharge the injected reagent from the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chin-sung Park, Kak Namkoong, Joon-sub Shim, Won-seok Chung, Kyung-ho Kim, Joon-ho Kim, Won-jong Jung
  • Patent number: 9511491
    Abstract: Provided is a toolbox including a base member, made of a substantially rigid material, having base side walls extending from a base bottom to a perimetric base rim, and defining together a base interior storage space, said base bottom and base side walls configured with a base interior surface and a base exterior surface; a cover member, made of a substantially rigid material, having a perimetric cover rim, a cover interior surface and a cover exterior surface, said cover rim corresponding in shape and size to fit said base rim; and a liner member having a liner interior surface and a liner exterior surface, said liner member being made of a rigid though pliable material. The liner member is configured to be received within and supported by the base member in a spaced apart relationship therebetween to allow the liner member to be deformed towards the base interior surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: KETER PLASTIC LTD.
    Inventor: Yaron Brunner
  • Patent number: 9504544
    Abstract: Provided packaged orthodontic assemblies and methods compressively retain an orthodontic appliance in a container along opposing sides of the appliance adjacent the bonding surfaces of its base. This can be done using a mechanism that limits contact between the appliance and the container while accommodating a substantial range of transverse base dimensions. This engagement mechanism allows an adhesive-coated appliance to be retained in a consistent orientation for convenient dispensing, while limiting potentially adverse interactions between the adhesive and the container. By avoiding loss of the adhesive components during storage, these assemblies and methods can extend shelf life and provide consistent adhesive handling properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Alan F. Conley, John A. Verdouw