Bandage, Drape Or Dressing Patents (Class 206/440)
  • Patent number: 10959824
    Abstract: The package (1) for a surgical mesh (100) comprises: a receiving member (2) configured and dimensioned to receive at least one surgical mesh (100), and a covering member (3) configured and dimensioned to cover the said at least one surgical mesh (100) maintaining with the receiving member (2) the surgical mesh (100) in a substantially flat position, and a gas channelling network interposed between the said receiving member (2) and the said covering member (3) configured to channel a sterilization gas within the at least one surgical mesh (100).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Inventors: Rebecca Ferrand, Thomas Vial, Barbara Grepinet
  • Patent number: 10954049
    Abstract: A viscous liquid vessel system for presenting a gift is described herein. In some embodiments, the viscous liquid vessel system comprises a vessel containing a viscous liquid in which a gift is disposed. The vessel comprises a lid for enclosing the viscous liquid and the gift. The viscous liquid vessel system may be presented to a gift recipient and the gift recipient may remove the gift from the vessel and the viscous liquid creating a heightened emotion upon receipt and extraction of the gift.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Inventors: Nicole E. Glass, Brett R. Glass, Dominique Michelle Pierron O'Hara
  • Patent number: 10759616
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for dispensing sheets of material (e.g. tissues, wipes, towels, etc.) from a container or other suitable receptacle for storing the sheets of material for dispensing therefrom. The dispenser systems are integrated with storage and/or organizer, which are configured to be above, below, behind, or in front of a dispenser without affecting the dispensing function of the system. The dispensers can be used in a vertical position, capable of dispensing a sheet in a downward or upward direction when mounted on a wall, for example, or in a horizontal position, capable of dispensing a sheet sideways and/or popup direction. One of the advantages of these dispensers is that it allows a prior art flat top tissue box for use in a vertical position, i.e., standing up on its end, thereby taking even less horizontal space than the cubic tissue box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Inventor: Paul Bui Vinh Tran
  • Patent number: 10744045
    Abstract: A compacted feminine hygiene kit comprising basic items such as at least underwear, at least a feminine wipes and at least a feminine sanitary towel. Further the compacted feminine hygiene kit comprises a shaped base for keeping the feminine hygiene kit assembly rigid body while providing a kit, easy to carry, that offers a greater degree of discretion, convenience, and portability to females.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Inventor: George L. Díáz-Santiago
  • Patent number: 10676270
    Abstract: A kit for dispensing disposable stethoscope covers is provided. The kit may include a cartridge and a dispenser for automatic touch-free dispensing of disposable stethoscope covers. The kit further includes a first spool having a roll of backing member with disposable stethoscope covers disposed thereon and a second spool for receiving the spent backing member after a disposable stethoscope cover has been removed, self-contained within the cartridge. The cartridge is inserted within the dispenser so that a user may insert a stethoscope head through a window of the dispenser to attach to a disposable stethoscope cover. The kit may further include a proximity sensor for detecting a user. Upon detection of the user, the first and second spools rotate to align a disposable stethoscope cover with the window of the dispenser in a ready-to dispense position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Aseptiscope, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott W. Mader, Kelly M. Powers, W. Frank Peacock, Alan S. Maisel, Yuval Shenkal
  • Patent number: 10611540
    Abstract: A package includes a first pouch and either a second pouch or a cover, where the pouches are configured to contain a product, such as a food product, and attached relative to each other about a hinge. The package includes at least one closure flap. The first and second pouches or first pouch and cover are movable about the hinge from a closed position where access is at least partially blocked by the closure flap toward an open position where the closure flap is separated to allow greater access. Methods of manufacturing such packages are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Intercontinental Great Brands LLC
    Inventors: Deborah A. Lyzenga, Ronald H. Exner, Jeffrey T. Weber, Leonard S. Scarola, Vinay Bhatnagar
  • Patent number: 10492962
    Abstract: In one embodiment, taped and pant articles of the present disclosure may comprise first and second chassis and first and second belt flaps that are at least substantially identical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Nelson Edward Greening, II, Masaharu Nishikawa, Gary Dean LaVon
  • Patent number: 10421888
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a touch panel and a conductive strippable adhesive are provided. The method for manufacturing the touch panel including forming a touch electrode and forming a conductive strippable adhesive layer on the touch electrode, wherein the conductive strippable adhesive layer is electrically connected with the touch electrode. The conductive strippable adhesive layer enables charges to flow freely in the touch electrodes, so as to balance the electric potential in the touch electrodes, and improve the ability of resisting electrostatic breakdown of touch panel products in the production process, and effectively eliminate risk of ESD in a manufacturing process of a touch panel, and hence improve the product yield, and reduce the cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignees: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd., Hefei Xinsheng Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shifeng Xu, Ming Hu, Ming Zhang
  • Patent number: 10314735
    Abstract: A kit for assembling a device designed to prevent flexing of a joint to reduce joint pain or to prevent reopening of a wound over said joint. The kit allows a user to assemble a device of any desired size or shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Inventors: Patricia A. Pflum, Francis A. Pflum
  • Patent number: 10307503
    Abstract: An automatic dispensing device for volatile fluid operable to apply one or more agent to a local environment for more than 14 days. Preferred devices dispense a first agent for air freshening, and may optionally dispense a second agent, such as a drain cleaner. A workable drain cleaner is structured to permit a slow release of drain cleaning agent. A dispensing device may nonexclusively operate by evaporation of volatile fluid from a polymer or rubber-like carrier material that is infused with the volatile fluid; gravity-induced drip from a bulk supply of volatile fluid through a small orifice onto an emanator; osmotic transfer of volatile fluid from a bulk supply; gas-pump drive of volatile fluid at controlled pressure; or diffusion of volatile fluid through a wall of a container of bulk volatile fluid; and combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Microlin, LLC
    Inventor: Ashok V. Joshi
  • Patent number: 10272151
    Abstract: The present application relates to a method for desensitization of allergic patients. More specifically it relates to an epicutaneous desensitization method, applicable to any type of allergens and of patients. The method of the invention is essentially non-invasive and does not require the use of adjuvants. Further, it may be easily applied and monitored by the actual patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: DBV Technologies
    Inventors: Christophe Dupont, Pierre-Henri Benhamou, Bertrand Dupont
  • Patent number: 10219957
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and system for aseptically filling of flexible packages containing dry cloth. Such a method may include a first stage that is performed in a non-sterile environment. The first stage may include cutting a first substantially dry cloth to a predetermined size; inserting the first cloth into a flexible package; sealing a first end of the flexible package; and sterilizing the flexible package. The method may also include a second stage performed in a sterile environment. The second stage may include filling the flexible package with a medical solution such that the substantially dry cloth absorbs at least a portion of the medical solution; and sealing the an open end of the flexible package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: William Parthun, Edward Danavi
  • Patent number: 10188475
    Abstract: A drape (600) suitable for covering non-planar surfaces of equipment (1201) is provided. The drape (600) facilitates quick and efficient deployment while ensuring that a sterile field established by a drape portion (601) is not compromised. The drape (600) can include a drape wrapping layer (209) wrapped about a drape portion (601) that is formed initially with two abutting elongated accordion fold stacks (604,605). Non-sterile personnel (801) can handle the drape wrapping layer (209) to position the drape (600) along surfaces of the equipment (1201) without touching the sterile drape portion (601). Sterile personnel can then expand the abutting elongated accordion fold stacks (604,605) to drape the surfaces of the equipment (1201).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Spencer G. Chua, Peter S. Nichol, Michael P. Layne
  • Patent number: 10173809
    Abstract: A resealable flexible package is provided comprising polymeric wall panels and a peel-reseal feature sealed therebetween. A peel-off portion is removed to transition the package from a closed position to an open position, removal of the peel-off portion both opening the package and exposing a pressure sensitive adhesive of the peel-reseal feature. The exposed pressure sensitive adhesive is coupled to one of the wall panels and moved into adhesive engagement with an exterior surface of another wall panel to transition the package to a reseated position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Bemis Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Jordan R. Tracy
  • Patent number: 10149928
    Abstract: Adjustable covers, systems, and methods are presented that include an adjustable cover that may be adjusted to an appropriate size by hand without requiring cutting tools and without substantial leaks. In one instance, the adjustable covering includes a drape member with a plurality of non-leaking tear paths. Each non-leaking tear path includes a weakened path of the drape member that may be torn. The adjustable covering may further include a first plurality of tear starters formed on a first initiation edge of the drape member. Each tear starter of the first plurality of tear starters is aligned with one of the plurality of tear paths. Each of the first plurality of tear starters is adapted to facilitate the initiation of a tear along a tear path. The grains of the drape member, a backing layer, and support layer may also be in the same direction. Other adjustable covers, systems, and methods are presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Brian Locke, Timothy Mark Robinson, Richard Daniel John Coulthard
  • Patent number: 10143603
    Abstract: An individual package for an absorbent article is provided with the absorbent article and a wrapping body containing the absorbent article. The absorbent article has a main body extending in a longitudinal direction and a pair of flaps extending from the main body in opposite directions along the longitudinal direction. Each of the main body and the pair of flaps has a fixing section and the main body and the pair of flaps are fixed to the same face of the wrapping body with the fixing sections interposed therebetween. The wrapping body is provided with a pair of bonding regions bonding the wrapping body, the bonding regions being located outward in the widthwise direction and each having a bonding section and a non-bonding section. The fixing sections of the pair of flaps and the non-bonding sections overlap in the widthwise direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Inventors: Takashi Nomoto, Hikari Kawakami
  • Patent number: 10092462
    Abstract: An array of disposable absorbent articles comprising a sequence of graphic designs corresponding to a wearer's stage of development.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Gregory Ashton, Molly Kelly Grovak, Kaoru Ishihara, Deborah Ann Vargo
  • Patent number: 10092366
    Abstract: Methods and products for protecting tissue of a patient during a surgical procedure that involve making an incision in the tissue and retracting the tissue to make a larger opening, wherein the methods and products use a water-resistant stress-distributing layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Adolfo M. Llinas, Stephen E. Krampe, Matthew T. Scholz, Patrick J. Parks
  • Patent number: 10071198
    Abstract: A variable flexibility adhesive system may adhere a surface of a medical infusion device to the skin of a user. The system may be configured to hold a location on the surface stationary with respect to a site on the user's skin. The system may include an adhesive substrate for adhering to the user and an interface where the substrate is held to the surface of the device. The interface may totally and/or partially surround the stationary location. A skirt of the substrate may totally and/or partially surround the interface. Parts of the skirt may be stiffened. Optional features may include tabs for activation of the adhesive and/or a location for peeling the infuser away from the skin. Additionally or alternatively, the interface may have variable flexibility. Additionally or alternatively, the stiffener may include a plastic layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: West Pharma. Servicees IL, Ltd.
    Inventors: Oz Cabiri, Reuven Y. Filman, Boris Degtiar
  • Patent number: 10045892
    Abstract: A wound care product is provided. It comprises a sealed chamber in which a wound care article is arranged around a support member in such a manner that a curved portion of the wound care article is in contact with the support member. The curved portion interconnects two other portions on opposite sides of the support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Inventors: Sami Ahsani Ghahreman, Anders Dahlberg, Linda Irelind, Olof Mellbring
  • Patent number: 10024767
    Abstract: A method for collecting a compound from a surface, the method comprising providing a silicone adhesive collector comprising a silicone adhesive layer on a backing; contacting the silicone adhesives collector and a first solvent to provide a wetted collector; contacting the silicone adhesive layer of the silicone adhesive collector and a surface to be analyzed to provide a loaded collector; and removing the loaded collector from the surface to collect the compound. The disclosure also relates to a system for collecting a chemical compound from surfaces, the system comprising a silicone adhesive collector comprising a backing, and a silicone adhesive layer disposed on the backing; a first solvent; and instructions to dispose the first solvent on the silicone adhesive collector, the surface, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: TIAX LLC
    Inventors: John F. Martin, John R. Powell, Daniel J. Ehntholt, Paul Michael Drennan, Michael Jakubowski, Madeline McComish
  • Patent number: 10022439
    Abstract: The present application relates to a method for desensitization of allergic patients. More specifically it relates to an epicutaneous desensitization method, applicable to any type of allergens and of patients. The method of the invention is essentially non-invasive and does not require the use of adjuvants. Further, it may be easily applied and monitored by the actual patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: DBV Technologies
    Inventors: Christophe Dupont, Pierre-Henri Benhamou, Bertrand Dupont
  • Patent number: 10017309
    Abstract: A packaging unit for hygiene articles that is formed from a sheet of material having an inner surface comprises an edge zone comprising an inner edge portion and an outer edge portion. At least one of the outer and inner edge portions comprises at least one region provided with a resealable adhesive. The sheet has at least one folding axis dividing said sheet into a first and second regions region. The sheet is folded about said at least one folding axis with said first and second regions in an overlapping configuration, thereby providing a packaging unit. Overlapping outer edge portions of the sheet layers are at least partly adhesive-free and are at least partially connected to each other by a mechanical interaction providing a sealing strength of 0.2 to 1.5 N. A method for forming the packaging unit is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventors: Conny Dahlqvist, Ulrika Persson, Sofia Ekstedt
  • Patent number: 9994376
    Abstract: Packages containing a plurality of individually wrapped articles are described. The wrappers comprise at least two different printed elements, and the appearance of the individually wrapped articles can vary within a single package. Methods for individually wrapping a plurality of articles are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Widalys Luz De Soto-Burt, Gregory James Wilson, Charlotte Fausett
  • Patent number: 9919856
    Abstract: A microneedle-sheet packaging body includes a microneedle sheet, a forming sheet, and a support body. The microneedle sheet includes a substrate, and a plurality of microneedles formed on a lower surface of the substrate. The forming sheet is tightly adhered to the lower surface of the substrate. The forming sheet includes a plurality of micro-recess parts in which the plurality of microneedles are housed. The support body is fixed to an upper surface of the substrate of the microneedle sheet and is further fixed to the forming sheet around the substrate. Thus, the microneedle-sheet packaging body protects a plurality of microneedles on the microneedle sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Nissha Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shinya Yamada
  • Patent number: 9828156
    Abstract: Packaging including a line of weakness (10, 11) that is broken to obtain access to an article within said packaging is disclosed. A varnish or lacquer coating is applied to spaced regions (12) along the length of the line of weakness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Inventor: Aaron McKenzie
  • Patent number: 9617370
    Abstract: A polyurethane used for orthopedics external fixing system in complex environment is obtained by reaction of mixture of polyether polyol with modified isocyanate in the weight ratio of 1:0.6-0.75. The modified isocyanate is obtained by reaction of polyphenylene polymethylene isocyanate with polyether glycol. The components and corresponding weight percent amounts of the mixture of polyether polyol are as follows: 60-65% polyether polyol; 0.3-1% catalyst; 0.1-2% foam stabilizer; 0.1-2% or 3-20% foaming agent; 25-40% filler and 0.5-2% functional auxiliary agent. The method of producing the polyurethane is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Inventor: Xieping Zhu
  • Patent number: 9597239
    Abstract: An elongated, strip-like film bandage, includes a plastics film (1), which on its one side is coated with a skin-friendly adhesive (2), a protective layer (3) detachably fixed to the adhesive coating, and a stiffening layer (4), which is detachably fixed to the plastics film on the opposite side to the adhesive coating. The bandage is bellows-folded into a stack such that the bandage is divided into a number of parts (6-15) stacked one on top of the other, and three such parts of the bandage, which are mutually adjacent, are connected to one another on two opposite sides of the stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Mönlycke Health Care AB
    Inventors: Bengt Netsner, Camilla Johansson
  • Patent number: 9574164
    Abstract: A laundry stain and soil pretreatment sheet including a water soluble or water dispersible carrier layer, preferably polyvinyl alcohol, a removable separator layer, and a layer of cleaning agent composition therebetween. The separator layer is removed, the composition layer is adhered to a stain on clothing, and the clothing is laundered. The carrier layer dissolves or disperses during the laundering. The separator layer can be water soluble or water dispersible. Depressions can be provided in the carrier layer to hold the layer of cleaning agent composition. Without the separator layer, a sheet of the carrier layer can be folded over to hold the cleaning agent composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: DIRTY LAUNDRY, LLC
    Inventors: Jamie B. Peltz, Robert F. Golownia
  • Patent number: 9476630
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for water storage and transport uses a container constructed from one of more flexible plastic sheets. A number of chambers for holding water are formed within the container. Each chamber is separated from an adjacent chamber by a web of the flexible plastic sheet. The web of the flexible plastic sheet is perforated to allow adjacent chambers to be separated from one another. In use, the water in the chambers may be liquid or frozen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Inventor: Scott E. Andochick
  • Patent number: 9346589
    Abstract: Disclosed is a resealable bag having a gusseted structure with a flared double-flapped upper panel wherein a handle and hang-up notch is incorporated therein. A one-way release valve is disposed on the bag to allow the ejection of air from the bag interior when the bag is exteriorly compressed. The flared upper panels can be folded in a downward position when loading foodstuffs. The bag structure comprises a back panel, a front panel, a floor panel, and a double-flapped upper panel forming the handle. The exterior of the bag further provides a writing surface affixed thereto. The bag structure can be sealed via an interlocking closure means along its open upper. Finally, the bag material is one that is suitable for use in a freezer or cooking environment, wherein the bag can be taken from cold storage and heated without material degradation or food contamination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Inventor: Pam Bunton
  • Patent number: 9314436
    Abstract: The invention provides a method of manufacturing a patch preparation comprising (a) pouring a composition for forming an adhesive layer into a container having a concave part with a shape corresponding to a patch preparation to be manufactured, wherein the composition contains a drug, an adhesive polymer, and an organic solvent; (b) removing the organic solvent from the composition through drying to form a drug-containing adhesive layer in the concave part; and (c) laminating a support on the drug-containing adhesive layer to provide the patch preparation comprising a support and the drug-containing adhesive layer formed on one surface of the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Sachiko Sakamoto, Akinori Hanatani, Arimichi Okazaki, Tsuyoshi Mukobata
  • Patent number: 9242788
    Abstract: Packages are described that balance the need for efficient packing of a plurality of absorbent articles within the package and a consumer's ability to easily discern and remove individual articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Ivano Gagliardi, Florian Phillip Rousselange, Uwe Jürgen Van De Loo
  • Patent number: 9242753
    Abstract: A sterilizable biopharmaceutical packaging includes an opening for inserting biopharmaceutical contents to be sterilized, the opening being separate from a sterilization gas conveyance channel so that the opening can be closed independently and before closing the sterilization gas conveyance channel. The opening is directly adjacent to an inner space for receiving the biopharmaceutical contents so that the contents to be sterilized are inserted directly into the inner space from outside the packaging. The elements for controlling the distribution of the sterilization gas open/close the sterilization gas conveyance channel independently of the opening or closing of the insertion opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Inventors: Isabelle Gay, Gaelle Nodin, Nicolas Mendyk, Stephanie Armau
  • Patent number: 9107390
    Abstract: A pet toy is configured for receiving a food item. The pet toy comprises a durable and resilient outer wall, an interior chamber, and at least one opening for inserting and/or retrieving the food item. The outer wall can comprise one or more regions of greater rigidity and one or more regions of less rigidity. The pet toy is further configured to selectively retain the food item during a pet's play with the pet toy. After repeated or sufficient compression of the pet toy, the food item can be dislodged, in either a single piece or in multiple smaller pieces, from the pet toy as the pet's reward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: ZIGOO LLC
    Inventor: Stephen Z. Day
  • Publication number: 20150136628
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a packaging for storing a form-stable coiled collagen carrier. The form-stable coiled collagen carrier comprises a collagen layer and a coating layer comprising thrombin and fibrinogen and having the shape of an elongated element with a number of windings of the collagen carrier about the longitudinal axis of the elongated element with at least one outer winding(s) being orientated so that the coating layer constitutes the outer surface of each of said outer winding(s). The packaging preferably comprises a container part having a compartment in which at least a part of the coiled collagen carrier is contained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Poul Bertelsen, Wolfgang Schönhofer, Pernille Dybendal Pedersen, Henrik Braender, Ingrid Blanka, Henrik Neuschäfer Larsen, Siegfried Kirchmayr, Meinolf Vogt
  • Patent number: 9005174
    Abstract: The invention is intended to provide an adhesive patch which contains a drug except bisoprolol and which effectively inhibits the occurrence of oozing out or sticking out of the adhesive layer components from the exposed area of the adhesive layer of the adhesive patch during storage as well as the occurrence of oozing out of the drug from the adhesive layer thereby preventing the reduction in drug content. The support, the release liner and the adhesive layer constituting the adhesive patch each are formed to have a rectangular planar shape and the entire adhesive patch are formed to have a rectangular planar shape, and a protrudent part is formed on the support-side surface of the adhesive patch at a corner thereof. In addition, the adhesive patch may be formed to have a middle part and a peripheral part, and the protrudent part may be formed at a corner of the rectangular middle part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Iwao, Kensuke Matsuoka, Kazuhiro Aoyagi
  • Publication number: 20150096912
    Abstract: A solid wound dressing material comprising: at least about 5 wt % collagen; from about 6 wt % to about 9 wt % polyvinylpyrrolidone triiodide (PVP-I); and from 0 wt % to about 20 wt % water; wherein the weight percentages are based on the dry weight of the composition. Also provided are methods of making such materials, and wound dressings comprising such materials. In another aspect the invention provides a solid wound dressing material comprising: at least about 5 wt % collagen; from about 10 wt % to about 90 wt % Cadexomer iodine; and from 0 wt % to about 20 wt % water, wherein the weight percentages are based on the dry weight of the composition. Also provided are wound dressings comprising the materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: Systagenix Wound Management (US), Inc.
    Inventor: Lorna McInroy
  • Patent number: 8991610
    Abstract: An individually packaged product is provided with a first individual package, a second individual package and an attaching part. The first individual package includes an absorbent article and a packaging sheet that packages the absorbent article. The second individual package includes a wipe and a packaging that protects the wipe. The attaching part attaches the second individual package to the first individual package such that the attaching strength of the attaching part for the second individual package is greater than the attaching strength of the attaching part for the first individual package, and at least a portion of the attaching part remains on the second individual package side after the second individual package has been removed from the first individual package. At least a portion of the attaching part has adhesiveness after the second individual package has been removed from the first individual package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Unicharm Corporation
    Inventors: Kenichiro Kuroda, Ranida Konthieng
  • Patent number: 8944247
    Abstract: The invention relates to a packaging unit (1), which comprises at least one agent-containing product (80), at least one main wrapping (30), and one secondary wrapping (10), wherein at least one agent-containing product (80) is stored sealed in each closed main wrapping (30), and wherein the main wrappings (30) are arranged in piles in the secondary wrapping (10) and are removably attached, at least in some regions, by means of perforation lines (38). Each main wrapping (30) of this is a sealed pouch with a gripping piece (70). The individual sealed pouch has a perforation seam (55) that bounds a tear-off region (47). The gripping piece (70) is joined to the tear-off region (47), opened by pulling a gripping piece (70), releases the agent-containing product (80). A further pulling of the gripping piece (70) separates the perforation line (38).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: LTS Lohmann Therapie Systeme AG
    Inventor: Ronald Hackbarth
  • Publication number: 20150021222
    Abstract: A multilayer structure for the packaging of biomedical films, in particular oral films, is described, said multilayer structure comprising cold-adhesive laminates and at least partly non-adhesive supporting layers which are organized in a specific stratified structure. The film packaged therein is effectively isolated from the external environment and protected from accidental mechanical stresses; the packaging process is low-cost and particularly attentive to the delicate structural characteristics of biomedical films.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Maurizio Di Grigoli, Sergio Comuzio
  • Patent number: 8936154
    Abstract: A package for disposable diapers having a portion of the package usable as a baby changing mat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Thorsten Booch, Andreas Peter Motsch, Fernando Bayod
  • Patent number: 8931663
    Abstract: The present invention is a system for dispensing horizontally stacked moist towelettes. One embodiment involves turning a tub upside down and providing a side door for accessing the stacked towels. Another embodiment involves orienting a tub in an upright position and providing a means for users to easily access the contents. Moist towelettes are dispensed one at a time, from beginning to end. Once one towelette is removed, the next is in position for removal. Any towelette that falls back into the tub can be easily retrieved through the opening without having to open the entire package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Union Street Brand Packaging, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher T. Evans, Christopher Gieda
  • Patent number: 8925727
    Abstract: A transdermal patch container (10) that includes a container body (16), a first compartment (24), and a second compartment (28) is disclosed. One or more first transdermal patches (34) may be stored in the first compartment (24). One or more second transdermal patches (36) may be stored in the second compartment (28). The first transdermal patches (34) differ from the second transdermal patches (36) in at least one respect. A number of features may be incorporated to reduce the potential of being able to withdraw second transdermal patches (36) out of the second compartment (28). For instance, second transdermal patches (36) may be required to be directed through a slot (44) to enter a second compartment (28i). A flap (66) may be positioned below such a slot (58) within a second storage compartment (28ii). A plurality of vertically spaced or staggered flaps (96) may be positioned within a second storage compartment (28iv).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Mallinckrodt LLC
    Inventors: Vernon D. Ortenzi, Robert J. Ziemba, Paul Fearis, Brandon Craft
  • Publication number: 20140361056
    Abstract: A bandage strip includes a plurality of flat adhesive bandage packages of conventional configuration, having sealed therein an adhesive bandage with a pad and an adhesive substrate for adhering to as patient and holding the pad in place on the patient's skin. The packages are adhered to an elongated substrate in end-to-end, spaced relation to form a flat, elongated bandage strip, with perforations in the substrate between the packages. A user can dispense a length of substrate, sever it at the perforations, and remove the bandage from the substrate for use in the conventional manner. A bandage dispensing device is attachable to the wrist of a user for convenient dispensing of bandages from a strip of individually packaged bandages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventor: Rana J. Arefieg
  • Publication number: 20140353193
    Abstract: Systems and dispensers, including methods of using the same, for dispensing bandages comprising: a dispenser body comprising a receiving surface with a first retention element and a hinged flap with a second retention element, wherein the hinged flap is foldable to overlay at least a portion of the receiving surface; and at least one bandage pack disposed on said receiving surface, wherein said bandage pack comprises at least one individually wrapped bandage; provided that when the hinged flap is folded to overlay said receiving surface, a first retention element reversibly interlocks with a second retention element thus securely retaining said at least one bandage pack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventor: Michael Holstein
  • Patent number: 8899418
    Abstract: A plurality of small packages, each for approximately a day's supply of tampons, are provided in an outer carrier box. The tampons in the small packages may be provided in a single row, and may be individually adhered to the bottom of the package. Each small package may be tapered to facilitate insertion of the individual package into a small space, such as a pocket, for discrete storage or carrying. The individual package may be formed with an inner box covered by an outer sleeve movable, like a flap, from the inner box to permit ready access to the contents of the inner box. A closure is provided that is resistant to inadvertent opening. The closure may be specifically configured for a tapered end of a tapered package. The closure may conceal the engaging elements thereof from view to inhibit inadvertent opening of the closure. If desired, a feedback feature, such as an auditory or tactile cue, may be provided by the closure to cue the user that the closure is securely closing the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: McNeil-PPC, Inc.
    Inventors: David Francis, Scott Brackenreg
  • Publication number: 20140346073
    Abstract: A wound dressing includes a backing material, and thrombin, applied to the backing material. Preferably, the backing material includes biodegradable polyester, such as electrospun polycaprolactone. The thrombin preferably includes salmon thrombin adsorbed onto the backing material. A process of fabricating a wound dressing includes applying thrombin to the backing material. Preferably, the thrombin is prepared from the plasma of a salmonid. The thrombin is applied to the backing material by adsorbing the thrombin onto the backing material, preferably after applying a detergent solution to the backing material. The dressing can be lyophilized and vacuum-sealed within an air-tight wrapping.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: SEA RUN HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Evelyn S. Sawyer, Paul A. Janmey
  • Patent number: 8893887
    Abstract: An integrated package is disclosed that is configured for an adhesive dressing having at least one area coated with an adhesive. The integrated package includes first and second packaging elements that, when coupled together, form a sealed volume with the adhesive dressing disposed within the sealed volume. The integrated package has at least one release surface coupled to the first packaging element, wherein a first portion of the release surface is removably coupled to the adhesive of the dressing. When the adhesive dressing is removed from the integrated package, the adhesive of the dressing is exposed without requiring a second step of removing a protective sheet. The release surface may be provided as a coating on the first packaging element or as a surface of a release sheet having an edge captured between the first and second packaging elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: CareFusion 303, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Andrew Reinhardt, Jonathan Yeh, Tyler Devin Panian, George Mansour
  • Publication number: 20140303574
    Abstract: An adhesive patch assembly and method for making same. The assembly can include an adhesive patch and a release liner. The patch can include a backing and a skin-contact adhesive. The release liner can further include a first portion and a second portion separated by a hinge. The first portion can be positioned to overlay the backing of the patch when the release liner is folded upon the hinge, and the second portion can be positioned to underlie the skin-contact adhesive of the patch. The method can include positioning the patch on the release liner, such that patch is located on one of the first portion and the second portion of the release liner; and folding the release liner about to locate the patch between the first portion and the second portion of the release liner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventor: Gordon P. Knutson