For Body Treatment Article Or Material (i.e., "surgical" Or Therapeutic Type) Patents (Class 206/438)
  • Patent number: 11109953
    Abstract: The invention relates to a package (2; 3) for an object, preferably a medical object, the package comprising a bottom shell (21; 31); a top shell (22; 32) having a closure portion (24; 34) referred to as a “cap”, and a connection portion (23; 33) in the form of a hollow body and connected to the closure portion (24) by a hinge (25) to enable the closure portion (24; 34) to tilt relative to the connection portion (23; 33) in order to release access to the inside of the bottom shell (21; 31) through the connection portion (23; 33). The connection portion (23; 33) is provided with a stiffener element (290; 390) and a sealing strip (4; 4?) connects together the edges (241, 231) of the cap (24; 34) and of the connection portion (23; 33) that face each other over the entire length of said edges. Said connection portion (23; 33) of the top shell (22; 32) and of the bottom shell (21; 31) are two parts that are fastened to each other, preferably by bonding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Inventor: Olivier Richart
  • Patent number: 11079307
    Abstract: A carrier strip having a plurality of areas for retaining anatomical pathology specimens may have a backing, a cover coupled to the backing along side regions located along opposite longitudinal edges of the carrier strip and along lateral intermediate regions positioned between each of the plurality of areas for retaining anatomical pathology specimens. The carrier strip may be configured to individually retain each of the anatomical pathology specimens in one of the plurality of areas for retaining anatomical pathology specimens between the backing and the cover. Diagnostic studies of anatomical pathology specimens may be facilitated by distributing a digital copy of an image of the specimen may be to a pathologist. A diagnosis may be received from the pathologist based on the digital image of the specimen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Prairie Ventures, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Rodney S. Markin
  • Patent number: 11076097
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for a street view service and an apparatus for performing same method. The method for a street view service may comprise: a step in which a street view service server receives a first path image for a first path from a first image processing apparatus; a step in which the street view service server generates first user provision information for the street view service for the first path on the basis of the first path image; and a step in which the street view service server transmits the first user provision information to a user apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Linkflow Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yong Kuk Kim, Sung Rae Cho, Yong Jin Kim, Jun Se Kim
  • Patent number: 11065465
    Abstract: A defibrillator and a cover adhered to the defibrillator is provided. The defibrillator includes: a case; a handle at an upper surface of the case; a display panel at a front face of the case; and a plurality of buttons at the front face of the case. The cover covers the display panel and at least some of the buttons, and the cover includes a flexible plastic film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Inventor: Gregory Christmas
  • Patent number: 11060046
    Abstract: The lubricating oil composition of the present invention contains a base oil, a 2,6-di-tert-butylphenol (A), and at least one compound (B) selected from a benzotriazole compound and a sorbitan compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: IDEMITSU KOSAN CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jitsuo Shinoda
  • Patent number: 11045361
    Abstract: An array of disposable pant-type gender-specific absorbent articles adapted for female and male users. The array has a first subarray including first and second sizes for female users; and a second subarray including third and fourth sizes for male users. Each absorbent article in the array has a transversely elasticised waist portion. At least one of the first and second size absorbent articles has a first circumferential length of the waist portion in a relaxed state and a second circumferential length of the waist portion in an extended state. At least one of the third and fourth size absorbent articles has a third circumferential length of the waist portion in a relaxed state and a fourth circumferential length of the waist portion in an extended state. The first circumferential length is smaller than the third circumferential length, and the second circumferential length is equal to the fourth circumferential length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Essity Hygiene and Health Aktiebolag
    Inventors: Lucas Bäck, Karin Ljungberg, Anna Stenberg
  • Patent number: 10994895
    Abstract: A flexible package that can include first and second sidewalls. The first and second sidewalls being joined by a bottom portion and seams that define first and second sides. The package can have an opening opposite the bottom portion, a first plurality of magnetic regions, and a second plurality of magnetic regions. The first plurality of magnetic regions can be disposed on the first sidewall near the opening and include discrete magnetic regions. A second plurality of magnetic regions can be disposed on the second sidewall near the access opening and include opposed discrete magnetic regions. The second plurality of magnetic regions being opposite the first plurality of magnetic regions. The discrete magnetic regions and the opposed discrete magnetic regions can be magnetically engageable with a magnetic force to close the opening of the package in a configuration having M petals, where M is an integer from 2 to 8.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Scott David Hochberg, Michael Matthew Satkowski
  • Patent number: 10966815
    Abstract: An enclosure device is disclosed for delivering an implantable sheet-like support or repair device, such as ligament, tendon or other soft tissue support or repair device, to a surgical site. The enclosure device protects the support or repair device from unwanted adhesion and deformation during delivery and facilitates its optimal positioning at the injury or repair site where the support or repair device will be implanted. The enclosure device has a planar body foldable along one or more fold lines into at least two panels configured to contain the repair device between the panels; an optional cutout in one or more panels of the planar body at the panel edge opposite the fold line configured to expose a portion of the repair device; an optional positioning tab extending out from the fold line; and an optional securing mechanism to secure the enclosure device in a folded position. Methods of using the enclosure device are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: EMBODY INC.
    Inventors: Nathan Kemper, Michael Francis, Christy Nelson, Yas Maghdouri-White
  • Patent number: 10952429
    Abstract: A corneal preservation and rehydration device includes a box body and a box lid (1), wherein the box body and the box lid are detachably connected. A corneal bracket (2) is provided in the box body for holding a cornea, wherein a surface of the corneal bracket for placing a cornea is a convex spherical surface (21), and a blocking portion (22) is arranged at the surrounding of the convex spherical surface (21) for preventing a cornea from dropping out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Inventors: Jinnan Zhang, Yongmei Yu
  • Patent number: 10947021
    Abstract: The present application is directed to a packaging for a powdered explosive-detection training aid which may include first and second opposing flexible sheets heat sealed together along less than a periphery thereof and defining a storage compartment therebetween, wherein an unsealed portion of the periphery defines an opening to the storage compartment, wherein at least a portion of the first opposing flexible sheet is a semipermeable material permeable to a vapor emitted from the powdered explosive-detection training aid, with the second opposing flexible sheet being impermeable to the powdered explosive-detection training aid vapor; and a sealing member, wherein the sealing member is secured to the first opposing flexible sheet and, in a closing position, covers the semipermeable portion of the first opposing flexible sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of Homeland Security
    Inventor: Darren Jay Steed
  • Patent number: 10946999
    Abstract: An automated system and method wrap the fastening ties around the body of a continuous stream of facemasks in a facemask production line. The facemasks are oriented such that each facemask has a leading pair of ties and a trailing pair of ties extending from a body in a conveying direction of the production line. At a wrapping station in the production line, the facemask body is subsequently clamped to prevent rotation of the body. The leading and trailing pairs of ties are grasped with a rotation device at each side of the conveyor that rotates around the body to wrap the leading and trailing pairs of ties to wrap around the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: O&M Halyard, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric C. Steindorf, Anthony S. Spencer, Joseph P. Weber, Mark T. Pamperin, David L. Harrington
  • Patent number: 10940053
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a disposable hygiene article comprising an absorbent core which has first and second areas. The second area is located centrally in the middle portion of the article and extends longitudinally along a centre axis, transversally and symmetrically in a transverse direction towards each side edge of the core and in a thickness direction of the article. The second area protrudes outwards from a plane of the first area, and covers from 5-15% of a total area of the core. The first area surrounds the second area and covers the remainder of the total area of the core. The second area has grammage higher than grammage of the first area. The second area is integrated with the first area, and the second area is surrounded by a discontinuous embossing pattern which conforms to the shape of the second area of the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Essity Hygiene and Health Aktiebolag
    Inventors: Prelo M. Hood, Jozef Janek
  • Patent number: 10893862
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method are provided for a sterile staple implant kit that a surgeon may unpack and utilize during a surgery. The staple implant kit comprises a group of complementary surgery-specific instruments that are packaged in a sterile state. An instrument tray is configured to preserve the instruments in the sterile state until the staple implant kit is opened during the surgery. The instrument tray is configured to provide the surgeon with easy access to the instruments during the surgery. The staple implant kit comprises at least a staple inserter and a surgical staple suitable for being implanted in parallel holes drilled across a bone fusion or fixation site of a patient. The surgical staple preferably is loaded in a relaxed configuration into the staple inserter. A staple retention clip retains the surgical staple in the staple inserter until the staple is distracted during the surgery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: In2Bones USA, LLC
    Inventors: Rebecca Hawkins Wahl, Alan G. Taylor, Casey M. Chambers
  • Patent number: 10888408
    Abstract: A “dry” packaging in which a prosthetic heart valve is packaged within a container with hydrogel that can be provided in many forms. Certain embodiments include hydrogel that is preloaded with glycerol or the like. The hydrogel regulates the humidity within the container through a diffusion-driven mechanism if a gradient of humidity between the inside and the outside of the hydrogel exists. Humidity regulation is important to prevent the tissue of the valve structure from drying out. When the partially-hydrated hydrogel is present within container, which is saturated with air of a predefined humidity, the water molecules from the air will be absorbed by the hydrogel if the air humidity is high (i.e. when the thermodynamics favor hydrogel hydration) or vice versa. Various embodiments are configured to also house at least a portion of a delivery device for delivering the prosthetic heart valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond Ryan, David Clarke, Kshitija Garde, Ya Guo, Benjamin Wong, Yogesh Darekar, Luke Lehmann, Wei Wang, Laura McKinley, Paul Devereux, Joshua Dudney, Tracey Tien, Karl Olney
  • Patent number: 10889375
    Abstract: A storage and transportation container for a radome of an aircraft is disclosed having a top wall, and bottom wall that are planar and parallel to one another, and a peripheral wall, wherein the top, bottom, and peripheral walls form an enclosure for supporting the radome within the container. The top wall has a closed curved outline and a surface of a dimension greater than that of the bottom wall having an outline which forms a parallelogram thus making it possible to receive the radome with its curved nose pointing downwards, and wherein the geometry of the container is matched to the form of the radome and of the hold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS (S.A.S.)
    Inventors: Jean-Claude Marty, Thony Dupas, Jean-Christophe Loche, Laurent Pouchan
  • Patent number: 10881557
    Abstract: A sanitary product disposal device includes an outer telescopic member and a flexible inner liner for holding a sanitary product to be dispensed. The outer telescopic member is adjustable between a collapsed position and an expanded position. The telescopic member has two sealable ends. The inner liner has a dispensing end at one of the two sealable ends. The dispensing end of the liner is configured to receive a sanitary product. The telescopic member is in the collapsed position before receiving a sanitary product, and in the expanded position after receiving the sanitary product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventor: Sheryl McLinden
  • Patent number: 10874588
    Abstract: A reservoir for liquid medicament includes a first boundary portion and a second boundary portion forming at least one cavity to receive the medicament. The first boundary portion is flexible, while the second boundary portion is rigid. At least one of the first and second boundary portions is a transparent boundary portion covered by an opaque cover which is at least partially detachable from the transparent boundary portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Schabbach, Daniel Auernhammer, Daniel Wagner, Bernd Kuhn, Isabel Klein, Pierre Weiss, Klaus Schepers, Horst Mischo
  • Patent number: 10835011
    Abstract: An oxygen-mixing cosmetic container is proposed. In the cosmetic container, the structure of an oxygen supply cap, which is installed beneath an oxygen cap and a cosmetic container body, is improved such that, when the oxygen supply cap is coupled, oxygen is ejected simultaneously, components of the oxygen supply cap are simplified such that, besides reducing the material cost, the same can be assembled more efficiently, and the oxygen capsule, which is mounted on the oxygen supply cap, can be easily replaced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Inventors: Ye Woo Noh, Ki Woo Noh
  • Patent number: 10828141
    Abstract: A medical implant packaging assembly having an outer tray, an inner tray and a retainer. An implant which may include a hydrated tissue graft may be positioned within the packaging assembly. The inner tray is formed from a moisture barrier material whereby the implant may be maintained in a hydrated state, even if the implant is not immersed in fluid within the packaging assembly, thereby avoiding need for rehydrating steps that are required for dehydrated and/or cryopreserved implants prior to or during surgery. The outer tray and inner tray and a retainer are also made of transparent materials, enabling medical personnel to view the implant through these packaging components prior to and during surgery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation
    Inventors: Jeffrey Kapec, Jacob Turetsky, Yukiko Naoi, Alison Ling, German Eduardo Jurado Rivera, Darrin Friend, Morris Jacobs
  • Patent number: 10820958
    Abstract: A packaging assembly is arranged for holding an article at a predetermined location relative to the packaging assembly in closed and open configurations of the packaging assembly. The packaging assembly includes at least two sections arranged to be secured in place relative to one another in the closed configuration of the packaging assembly, and move relative to one another in the open configuration of the packaging assembly. The at least two sections form an inner surface defining an attachment area for receiving the article. The packaging assembly includes at least one instruction area located along the inner surface and having indicia pointing to features of an article for placement in the packaging assembly and displayed relative to the attachment area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Inventors: Marcel Jansen, Liza A. Boon, Karim De Waard
  • Patent number: 10806498
    Abstract: Instruments and related methods for breaking reduction tabs are disclosed herein, e.g., for breaking reduction tabs of a bone anchor or other implant. In some embodiments, the instrument can be configured to minimize the space needed to operate the instrument. For example, the instrument can be configured to receive a reduction tab that is to be broken while the instrument is coaxially positioned with respect to a bone anchor receiver to which the reduction tab is attached. As another example, the instrument can have a maximum outer transverse dimension that is less than, equal to, or only slightly greater than a corresponding dimension of a bone anchor from which a reduction tab is to be broken. Guide rods for positioning a tab breaker instrument over a reduction tab are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Medos International Sarl
    Inventors: Seetal Erramilli, Frank Spratt, Grant Mellor, Chris Culhane, Ben Stungo, Joanna Talis
  • Patent number: 10807784
    Abstract: A packaging structure for at least one article includes a pair of generally rectangular support structures with front, side, rear, and interior walls. The walls divide the rectangular support structure into a plurality of triangular sections. The front and interior walls contain a least one opening configured to correspond with the configuration of the article to hold and secure the article in place. The packaging structure is created from a rectangular blank made of foldable material that has a plurality of spaced vertical fold lines, panels, and aligned openings each configured to correspond with the configuration of the article. The packaging structure is formed by folding the blank along the fold lines and securing the blank in the folded condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Inventor: William Scholvin
  • Patent number: 10780227
    Abstract: The invention provides a syringe for dispensing a drug (1), comprising: a rigid syringe body, —a first container (2), in contact with and enclosing the drug; and a second container (3), enclosing the first container, the second container being less gas permeable than the first container, wherein the second container partially or fully forms the rigid syringe body or is held within the rigid syringe body. The invention preserves the drug but allows the drug to be easily accessed without the need for a user to remove a gas barrier structure as a separate action in addition to the other actions needed to deliver the drug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Inventor: Matthew Young
  • Patent number: 10765571
    Abstract: A tampon disposing system, including a tampon, a wrapper to encase the tampon therein, and a bag attached to an inner side portion of the wrapper to store the tampon and at least a portion of the wrapper therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Inventor: Eryca Haase
  • Patent number: 10743533
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to systems and methods for storing, shipping and using skin equivalents made by organotypic culture. In particular, the present invention relates to systems and methods for producing, transporting, storing and using skin equivalents produced by organotypic culture at reduced temperatures, preferably from 2-8 degrees Celsius. The methods include sterile packaging of the grafts so that the sterility and integrity of the package is maintained until the time of use for grafting purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Stratatech Corporation
    Inventors: B. Lynn Allen-Hoffmann, John Pirnstill
  • Patent number: 10746723
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a blood test kit of which a component in a small volume of blood can be mailed in a safe state by controlling the influence of the outside temperature during the mailing, and a highly accurate blood analysis method in which coefficient of variation of a measurement value is reduced. According to the present invention, a blood test kit including a diluent solution for diluting a blood sample; a separating means for recovering blood plasma components from the diluted blood sample; a container for storing the blood plasma components recovered from the diluted blood sample; and a cold insulation means for cold-insulating the container, is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Seiji Yamashita, Haruyasu Nakatsugawa, Susumu Osawa, Shinya Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 10722640
    Abstract: A system for sterilizing a drug delivery device includes a drug delivery device having a first self-healing seal configured to seal a fluid reservoir disposed within the drug delivery device. A sealable container is configured to receive the drug delivery device therein. The sealable container has a base portion and a cover portion. The cover portion has a second self-healing seal positioned to align with the first self-healing seal when the drug delivery device is disposed within the sealable container. A fill port includes a fill path, the fill path being configured to pass through the first and second self-healing seals to fluidly couple the fill port to the reservoir of the drug delivery device. Other systems, methods, and devices of sterilization are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Inventor: Ian McLaughlin
  • Patent number: 10720952
    Abstract: A method of securing a portable electronic device with a touchscreen interface for use in a sterile environment comprises providing a sterilizable enclosure and providing a transfer device. The transfer device has an upper wall and a lower wall defining a passage. The enclosure provides a frame and a base movable between open and closed positions. The enclosure is held open with the transfer device. The electronic device is inserted through the passage and into the enclosure. One of the transfer device and the enclosure is moved away from the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Trevor Jonathan Lambert, Robert Kenneth Alexander
  • Patent number: 10660767
    Abstract: A system and method for improving installation of a prosthesis. Devices include prosthesis installation tools, prosthesis assembly tools, site preparation systems, and improved power tools used in implant site preparation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventor: Kambiz Behzadi
  • Patent number: 10647491
    Abstract: A foldable sleeve for retaining a surgical instrument is presented. The foldable sleeve includes a first panel having a first set of lock tabs, a second panel hingedly connected to the first panel, the second panel having a first pair of openings and a second pair of openings, and a third panel hingedly connected to the second panel, the third panel having a second set of lock tabs. The first panel and the third panel are each selectively movable over a portion of the second panel to retain the surgical instrument within the foldable sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Divya Vijaya Vittala Nadig, Dharani Gandhi
  • Patent number: 10618051
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for tempering a plurality of capillaries, which are arranged on a carrier, wherein the carrier having a length, width and height receives the capillaries along the width of the carrier. The carrier has a recess in order to receive a tempering element so that the capillaries may be tempered in their central region by means of contact with the tempering element. According to the invention, the ends of the capillaries filled with samples are unsealed during tempering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Inventors: Philipp Baaske, Stefan Duhr
  • Patent number: 10618159
    Abstract: A system for organizing tools including a board and one or more holders. The board has a plurality of holes formed on the top surface, the plurality of holes are arranged in rows and columns at predetermined intervals, where the holes in each row and column are aligned with holes in adjacent rows and columns. The one or more holders each have a top portion and a bottom portion, where the top portion secures one end of a tool and the bottom portion has a hole dimensioned to align with the plurality of holes on the board. One or more screws secure the one or more holders to the board, where the one or more screws pass through the hole on the holder and into one of the plurality of holes on the board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: 1046959 Ontario Inc.
    Inventors: Walter Maruzzo, Chris Racine
  • Patent number: 10603341
    Abstract: Microbiota restoration therapy compositions and methods for manufacturing, processing, and/or delivering microbiota restoration therapy compositions are disclosed. An example method for manufacturing a microbiota restoration therapy composition may include collecting a human fecal sample and adding a diluent to the human fecal sample to form a diluted sample. The diluent may include a cryoprotectant. The method may also include mixing the diluted sample with a mixing apparatus and filtering the diluted sample. Filtering may form a filtrate. The method may also include transferring the filtrate to a sample bag and sealing the sample bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: REBIOTIX, INC.
    Inventors: Lee A. Jones, Courtney R. Jones, Edwin J. Hlavka, Ryan D. Gordon
  • Patent number: 10588628
    Abstract: A bone staple insertion tool for inserting a bone staple into a patient includes a body having a proximal portion, a distal surface and a fulcrum. The body defines a longitudinal axis and the fulcrum is positioned on the distal surface. The distal surface has a first end and a second end. A bone staple mount is fixed to the body and extends from the body proximate the first end. A force applicator is movably attached to the body. The force applicator has a gripping portion and a staple pin portion. The staple pin portion is positioned proximate the second end. The force applicator is configured to receive the bone staple. Upon actuation of the gripping portion, the staple pin portion bends the inter-axis of the bone staple across the fulcrum to an expanded state, wherein the first and second legs are positioned substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Gramercy Extremity Orthopedics LLC
    Inventor: Paul J. Vasta
  • Patent number: 10568850
    Abstract: The inventive subject matter is directed to compositions and methods for ready-to-inject norepinephrine compositions with improved stability. Most preferably, compositions presented herein are substantially antioxidant free and exhibit less than 10% isomerization of R-norepinephrine and exhibit less than 5% degradation of total norepinephrine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Nevakar Inc.
    Inventors: Tushar Hingorani, Prem Sagar Akasapu, Kumaresh Soppimath
  • Patent number: 10548767
    Abstract: A conjunctival cover including an annular generally curved shell having a conjunctival portion structured to conform to and overly at least part of the conjunctiva of an eye. The annular generally partially spherical shell defines a generally central opening. The central opening is sized to leave a cornea of the eye substantially or partially uncovered when the conjunctival cover is applied to the eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Inventor: Vance M. Thompson
  • Patent number: 10517707
    Abstract: A method of packaging a surgical implant is provided. The method includes receiving a portion of the surgical implant or a component coupled to the surgical implant at least partially within a recess of an implant holder. The recess includes a plurality of lobe shapes adapted to engage the implant or component. The recess only receives a top portion of the surgical implant or component couple to the surgical implant. The holder is inserted into a container. The holder has a first configuration in which the mouth of the recess is arranged to partially surround a portion of an implant or a component coupled to an implant. When the holder is at least partially received in the container, the recess grips the implant in a position spaced apart from the container. The holder also has a second configuration in which the mouth of the recess opens to release the implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Inventors: Kevin Neal, Thomas Stacey
  • Patent number: 10511341
    Abstract: An enclosure for a portable electronic device includes a frame, a base, and a unitary seal. The frame includes a frame periphery edge and defines a window. A glass panel is attached to the frame adjacent the window, positioned to abut a touchscreen interface of the electronic device. The base comprises a base periphery edge. The base and the frame cooperatively define a closed position of the enclosure for securing the portable electronic device therein. The seal comprises a seal periphery edge, and is fixed to one of the base and the frame and positioned to be engaged by the other in the closed position. The seal periphery edge, the frame periphery edge and the base periphery edge are aligned in the closed position. The seal defines a boundary between a touch zone outside of the seal and a no-touch zone inside of the seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Trevor Jonathan Lambert, Robert Kenneth Alexander, Bruce D. Henniges
  • Patent number: 10478381
    Abstract: A medical solution packaging assembly comprising a medical solution container that houses a medical solution comprising a semi-permeable material including one or more surface that is at least partially permeable to air molecules and has low permeability to vapor molecules of the medical solution, wherein the medical solution container is configured to inflate beyond its original volume. The assembly further comprising a packaging comprising one or more surface within which the solution container resides; a compressing mechanism configured to apply external force onto at least one surface of the medical solution container or limit the volume to which the medical solution container inflates, wherein a volume of air ingress from an external environment of the medical solution container is less than that which would occur without the compressing mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Fenwal, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig Sandford, Daryl Calhoun, Robert Payton
  • Patent number: 10471402
    Abstract: A containment assembly for enclosing a medication container may comprise a first housing portion or interface portion having a proximal end and a distal end. The interface portion may include a housing wall which defines a channel spanning from the proximal end to the distal end. The channel may be open at the proximal and distal end. The containment assembly may further comprise only two pierceable septa configured to form a barrier to the channel. The containment assembly may further comprise a variable-volume housing portion having a variable volume chamber. The variable-volume portion chamber of the variable-volume housing portion may be in fluid communication with the distal end of the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: DEKA Products Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Jason A. Demers, Frederick Morgan
  • Patent number: 10472110
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to methods of sterilizing elastomeric articles in a manner that prevents and/or reduces degradation to the articles, particularly degradation that may be caused and/or accelerated by sterilization techniques such as gamma irradiation, x-ray irradiation, and electron-beam processing. The methods include packaging the elastomeric articles in order to improve their resistance to degradation. In certain aspects of the invention, packaged elastomeric articles, optionally containing one or more antidegradants, such as antioxidant and/or antiozonant compounds, are also provided. The methods of providing degradation-resistant elastomeric articles in accordance with the present invention may also be used to reduce the occurrence of cracking and discoloration in elastomeric articles, regardless of whether they are subjected to sterilization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Inventors: Seong Fong Chen, Wei Cheong Wong
  • Patent number: 10464721
    Abstract: Disclosed is a vapor-tight container comprising a container body having a first extension formed to extend outwards along a rim of a sidewall thereof and a locking protrusion bent downwards from an end of the first extension, and a container lid configured to cover an upper portion of the container body so that the inside of the container body is sealed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Honest Food Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Su Seok Kim
  • Patent number: 10407661
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a packaging method for increasing the shelf life of fungal spores and to the packaging that contains such spores. The packaging method comprises the steps of pre-drying the spores to a water activity range viable for the fungus of interest, followed by packing of the spores into gas- and water-vapor-impermeable packaging by means of the use of sachets, thereby providing an atmosphere of low relative humidity and low oxygen content, followed by keeping of the spores in the packaging for a certain period of time at the temperature suitable for the spores prior to the exposure thereof to high temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventor: Marcos Rodrigues De Faria
  • Patent number: 10398775
    Abstract: This invention provides a method of sterilizing an S-nitrosothiol, for example S-nitrosoglutathione, without reduction of purity by more than about 5.0% through degradation. The invention allows sterile S-nitrosothiol or a sterile pharmaceutical pre-composition comprising S-nitrosothiol, wherein the S-nitrosothiol is in dry solid form, to be produced. The sterile pharmaceutical pre-composition is mixed with one or more diluents, excipients, carriers, additional active agents, or any combination thereof, for example sterile saline, to prepare a pharmaceutical composition of S-nitrosothiol for use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Salupont Consulting Ltd.
    Inventors: Daryl Rees, Antonia Orsi
  • Patent number: 10370150
    Abstract: The invention provides a two-part package and method of use for a pre-attached medical implant and delivery tool system. The package includes a wet compartment and a dry compartment and allows a pre-attached implant and delivery tool system to be at least partially stored immersed in a fluid in the wet compartment and at least partially stored in the dry compartment. In one embodiment the implant comprises a replacement heart valve, and the heart valve is stored inside the wet compartment while the heart valve delivery tool remains dry in the dry compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Inventors: Amr Salahieh, Tom Saul, Robert Geshlider, Andrea Johnson, Dwight Morejohn, Daniel Hildebrand, Jean-Pierre Dueri
  • Patent number: 10363728
    Abstract: A method produces labels having multiple sheets glued together in a first surface region of the basic label and lying loosely on top of each other in a second surface region. After printing an anti-adhesion layer in first surface regions and a frame region, webs are applied and printed to produce lowermost label sheets. An anti-adhesion layer is printed onto the last web in third surface regions lying between the first and/or second surface regions and the frame region. After punching the material web between the third surface regions and the first and/or second surface regions, an outermost web is applied and printed. By punching a frame through all webs, a lattice take-off is severed, simultaneously forming an outermost sheet section in each third surface region projecting laterally beyond the lowermost label sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Schreiner Group GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Christian Liebl
  • Patent number: 10350318
    Abstract: A method and device for high-pressure, high-temperature steam sterilization of endoscopes includes pressure resistant fittings to attach a steam generator to the ports of an endoscope. The method and device allows for high-pressure, high-temperature steam to circulate throughout the endoscope, exposing various surfaces to steam for sterilization. The method and device also allows for high-pressure, high-temperature steam to circulate selectively through the channels of the endoscope, selectively sterilizing the channels and allowing for use of this method with current high-level disinfection methods. The method and device also allows for movement of the scope elevator channel during the sterilization process, allowing for steam to reach the crevices around the elevator and other moving parts of an endoscope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Inventor: Virender K. Sharma
  • Patent number: 10350516
    Abstract: A blood filtering device has a tubular housing with a tubular section and tubular housing volume. A filtration section with a filter medium separating a raw side from a clean side is arranged in the tubular housing. The filtration section is movable along the tubular section and movably sealed relative to the tubular housing. The filtration section separates the tubular housing volume into variable first and second tubular housing volumes. A first communication path extends between raw side and first tubular housing volume. A second communication path exits between raw side and second tubular housing volume. When moving the filtration section, blood in the first tubular housing volume flows through the first communication path to the raw side; blood plasma passes through the filter medium to the clean side; residual blood flows through the second communication path into the variable second tubular housing volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Dagmar Winkler, Heike Rupp, Steffen Schuetz, Karlheinz Muenkel, Joachim Stinzendoerfer
  • Patent number: 10342735
    Abstract: Multi-monodose containers are described including a row of at least two vials, a first vial connected to an adjacent second vial through an articulating joint, the articulating joint sufficiently flexible to reversibly mate a planar outer surface of the first vial with a planar outer surface of the adjacent second vial; wherein the row of the at least two vials is configured to form a first rectangular packing cross-sectional area in an expanded configuration and configured to form a second rectangular packing cross-sectional area in a folded configuration, the second rectangular packing cross-sectional area smaller than the first rectangular packing cross-sectional area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Tokitae LLC
    Inventors: Fong-Li Chou, Philip A. Eckhoff, Lawrence Morgan Fowler, Shieng Liu, Krishnan Natarajan, Nels R. Peterson, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10327857
    Abstract: A medical assembly, preferably a sterilized one, includes a medical article (5) and a package containing the article, the package including a hollow support element (2) inside which the article (5) is free, a first protective element (3), called a stopper, which can be coupled to the support element (2) of the article, such that the support element (2) has a grip part (20) that protrudes from the stopper (3), and a second hollow protective element (4), called a cover. The cover can be coupled to the stopper (3) in such a way as to delimit, in cooperation with the stopper (3), a chamber (8) inside which there extends the grip part (20) of the support element, and, in the state when the cover is coupled to the stopper, a part of the stopper (3) protrudes from the cover (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventors: Olivier Richart, Gregoire Larche, Jean-Pierre Podgorski