Therapeutic Type (e.g., First Aid, Doctor Kit) Patents (Class 206/570)
  • Patent number: 11683465
    Abstract: An imaging device and method of imaging a region. The imaging device includes a first camera and a first light source set at a periphery of the first camera, a second camera separated from the first camera by a selected distance and a second light source set at a periphery of the second camera, and a processor configured to operate the first light source set and the second light source set independently of each other. The region is illuminated using the first light source and a first image is obtained. The region is illuminated using the second light source and a second image is obtained. At least one of the first image and the second image includes an illumination effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Assignee: FARO Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Rolf Heidemann, Matthias Wolke, Christoph Neundorf
  • Patent number: 11587458
    Abstract: People facing emergencies, such as disasters, may not receive external assistance in a timely manner, instead having to rely on themselves for critical or extended periods. A system including emergency response containers providing both for organizational structure, including a method of assigning roles to available individuals, and task domain knowledge for organizational elements, namely the people facing and experiencing the emergency, allows for organic emergency response and eases transition to and effectiveness of external professional emergency response providers. In some embodiments the system is modular and adjustable for different situations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Inventor: Brent A. Lowensohn
  • Patent number: 11571557
    Abstract: A patient cleaning kit having a package; an insert within the package, the insert and the package forming a first cavity and a second cavity; a cover coupled to the package, the cover and the package together enveloping the insert; a premoistened nasal swab within the first cavity; an oral swab within the second cavity; a toothbrush within the second cavity; and a bottle of germicidal solution within the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: Medline Industries, LP
    Inventors: Joseph Bryzek, Sharbel Maalouf, David Russo, Dirk Benson
  • Patent number: 11553781
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a novel toothbrush design and associated carrying case. In one embodiment the toothbrush may have a handle cylindrical in shape, and may break down into three separable sections, each joinable at threaded joints. One element may be configured to receive a removable bristle assembly. In one embodiment, the toothbrush elements may each be stored in separate compartments in the carrying case. The carrying case may also include a slidably extendible drawer configured to dispense floss. The carrying case may also include separate compartments for storing consumables such as toothpaste tablets and mouthwash tablets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Inventor: Salman Choudhry
  • Patent number: 11272997
    Abstract: A medical kit 100 includes a drape 1323. A plurality of pockets (1302,1303,1304,1305, 1306,1307) are disposed along a bottom edge of the drape 1323 in a linear, side-by-side arrangement. A plurality of medical implements (1310,1311,1312,1313,1314,1315) are stowed in the plurality of pockets on a one-to-one basis. Medical indicia (1316,1317,1318,1319,1320,1321) is disposed along each pocket. The medical indicia can include one or more educational prompts that instruct medical personnel how to use a particular medical implement disposed in a pocket to complete a central catheter dressing change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Medline Industries LP
    Inventors: Michael Turturro, Mike Stankiewicz, Barbara Connell, Mika Hulliberger
  • Patent number: 11051858
    Abstract: Surgical instruments to properly implant interspinous/interlaminar stabilization devices, and instrumentation kits containing these instruments are provided. These surgical instruments may be configured to be disposable, or for single patient use, and therefore do not require resterilization for reuse, thus reducing risk of infection as a result of reuse and logistical costs associated with these resterilization procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Inventors: Markus Salvermoser, Detlev Ganter, Guntmar Eisen, Stephan Eckhof, Marc R. Viscogliosi
  • Patent number: 11013571
    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: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: ZOLL Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Gerstner, Robert Gerstner
  • Patent number: 10980708
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and kits useful for cleansing the eyelids and maintaining eyelid hygiene are disclosed. In one embodiment, a system for treating or cleansing an ocular region is disclosed. The system consists essentially of: (A) a tubular applicator, wherein the applicator comprises: (i) a first chamber and a second chamber; and (ii) a sealable element situated between the first chamber and the second chamber, wherein at least the second chamber is substantially pre-filled with an ocular composition, and (B) a dispenser, wherein the dispenser is bonded to an external surface of a first end of the applicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: OCUSOFT, INC.
    Inventor: Troy Smith
  • Patent number: 10855323
    Abstract: This disclosure relates generally to embodiments disclosing a case designed to contain both a smartphone and a medical device, such as an epinephrine auto-injector. The case contains allows both the smartphone and the medical device to remain within the case while the case is being transported. The case may also include a release mechanism for releasing the medical device from the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: EpiClip, Inc.
    Inventor: Alexander N. Greiner
  • Patent number: 10842583
    Abstract: A medical kit 100 includes a drape 1323. A plurality of pockets (1302,1303,1304,1305, 1306,1307) are disposed along a bottom edge of the drape 1323 in a linear, side-by-side arrangement. A plurality of medical implements (1310,1311,1312,1313,1314,1315) are stowed in the plurality of pockets on a one-to-one basis. Medical indicia (1316,1317,1318,1319,1320,1321) is disposed along each pocket. The medical indicia can include comprising one or more educational prompts that instruct medical personnel how to use a particular medical implement disposed in a pocket to complete a central catheter dressing change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Turturro, Mike Stankiewicz, Barbara Connell, Mika Hulliberger
  • Patent number: 10625922
    Abstract: A container includes a container body including an inner wall and an outer wall, wherein the inner and outer walls are spaced apart and vacuum sealed, and wherein the container body includes an open end. A lid includes an upper portion with a threaded surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: C.B.B. Lifeline Biotech Limited
    Inventors: Agamemnon A. Epenetos, Zacharias G. Kallis, Kyriacos Matsis
  • Patent number: 10426588
    Abstract: A portable container is provided for handling an implant. The portable container comprises a sealed compartment enclosing a fluid of a pre-defined composition and at least one implant configured to be installed in a live subject. The portable container may further comprise at least one electrode made of an electrical conductive material, electrically associated with an electric conductor outside the sealed compartment and configured for applying a plasma generating electric field inside the sealed compartment. An apparatus for plasma treatment of an implant and having an activation device is further provided. The activation device comprises a slot configured to receive a portable container, and an electrical circuit configured to be electrically associated with at least one electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: NOVA PLASMA LTD.
    Inventors: Amnon Lam, Aviad Harhol, Eliezer Fuchs, Chen Porat
  • Patent number: 10363112
    Abstract: A medical kit (100) includes a package (105) having a housing (501) and a lid (103). One or more medical implements (1001,1101,1201,1301) for treating a skin tear wound are arranged in a stacked configuration within the package. An instructional labeling system (106) is coupled to the lid. The instructional labeling system can include an identification (107) of a skin tear type the one or more medical implements are designed to treat, a description (108) of the skin tear type, printed instructions (110) defining one or more steps (111,112,113,114) instructing when to use each medical implement within the package to treat the skin tear wound, and one or more removable adhesive labels (115,116).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Deanna Lundstrom, Rita Graham
  • Patent number: 10308641
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides crystalline form A of 3-(6-(1-(2, 2-difluorobenzo [d] [1, 3] dioxo-5-yl) cyclopropanecarboxamido)-3-methylpyridin-2-yl) benzoic acid and process of preparation thereof. The crystalline form A has low hygroscopicity, good stability, is convenient to store. It has higher solubility than that of prior art and therefore plays an important role in further optimization and development of the drug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Crystal Pharmatech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Minhua Chen, Yanfeng Zhang, Kai Liu, Po Zou, Xiaoyu Zhang
  • Patent number: 10251464
    Abstract: The backpack has a main body that unfolds to lie flat providing ready access to the contents of the pack and various separate accessory pouches carried within the main body of the pack. The main body of the backpack is formed by a flat back panel, a pair of flat side panels and a top panel. The side panels and the top panel are integrally connected to the back panel and fold together to fashion the main body of the backpack in a folded orientation and unfold to lie flat side-by-side in an unfolded orientation. The panels are adapted to selectively support a variety of detachable accessory pouches. They provide compartment for stowing items to be carried in the backpack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Inventor: Jo Won Seuk
  • Patent number: 10252829
    Abstract: A terminally sterilized medical procedure kit includes a recovered item and a new item packaged together as a single stock keeping unit. A method for processing at least a portion of a first medical procedure kit includes the steps of receiving a recoverable item of the first kit, performing a processing operation on the recoverable item, providing a new item, combining the recoverable item and the new item in a second kit, and terminally sterilizing the second kit. A method for recovering at least a portion of a terminally sterilized medical procedure kit includes the steps of purchasing a recoverable item of the first kit from an owner and receiving the recoverable item by the purchaser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Crossroads Extremity Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Glen Coleman, Michael Chad Hollis, Vernon Raymond Hartdegen
  • Patent number: 10231904
    Abstract: A cooler for maintaining an internal temperature while simultaneously protecting contents stored therein from UV light may include a container body with an interior region, the interior region sized to accommodate items to be kept within a desired temperature range; a lid hingeably attached to the container body; an angled lip extending from an outer edge of the container body; and at least one holster built into the angled lip, wherein the at least one holster is sized to accommodate a vaccine gun. The cooler may also include an alerting temperature gauge configured to alert a user when the temperature in the interior region falls outside of the desired temperature range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: PIERCE ARROW, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Allen Cowley, Mike Anthony Fairchild, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10190092
    Abstract: Methods and solutions for the preservation and procurement of placental stem cells. A method for collecting stem cells from a placenta includes draining cord blood from the placenta and collecting the drained cord blood in a first collection. The drained placenta is perfused with a first perfusion solution including a placental preservative base solution and a vasodilator. The placenta is perfused with a second perfusion solution including placental preservative base solution, a stem cell releasing agent, an antibiotic, and an anticoagulant, and a predetermined amount of time is allowed to elapse as the first and second perfusion solutions perfuse the placenta. The first and second perfusion solutions, which contain stem cells from the placenta, are then collected in a second collection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Inventor: Robert A. Dracker
  • Patent number: 10152742
    Abstract: Some embodiments described herein provide for a number of portable infusion pumps to be distributed to a pump user via a pharmacy system or like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Bigfoot Biomedical, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark C. Estes
  • Patent number: 10117718
    Abstract: A medical kit (100) includes a package (105) having a housing (501) and a lid (103). One or more medical implements (1001,1101,1201,1301) for treating a skin tear wound are arranged in a stacked configuration within the package. An instructional labeling system (106) is coupled to the lid. The instructional labeling system can include an identification (107) of a skin tear type the one or more medical implements are designed to treat, a description (108) of the skin tear type, printed instructions (110) defining one or more steps (111,112,113,114) instructing when to use each medical implement within the package to treat the skin tear wound, and one or more removable adhesive labels (115,116).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Deanna Lundstrom, Rita Graham
  • Patent number: 9931634
    Abstract: Kits, methods and systems for providing a service to provide a subject with information regarding the state of a subject's DNA damage. Collection, processing and analysis of samples are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignees: The Regents of the Univeristy of California, Exogen Biotechnology, Inc.
    Inventors: Sylvain V. Costes, Jonathan Tang, Steven M. Yannone
  • Patent number: 9801991
    Abstract: An extracorporeal circuit has been conceived including: lines (16) which include passages for blood or a medical liquid; a connector (38, 40) at a free end of each of the lines (16); a cassette (18) supporting the lines, and dummy connectors (42, 44) attached to the cassette (18) and each adapted to form a mating connection with a respective one of the connectors (38, 40) at the free ends of the lines (16), wherein the connectors (38, 40) are arranged in accordance with a sequence in which the lines (16) are attached for a blood treatment session or are grouped in accordance with types of liquids to flow through the lines (16) during the blood treatment session. The extracorporeal circuit may be a circuit for dialysis and the circuit includes a hemodialyzer. Further, the connectors (38, 40) and dummy connectors (42, 44) may each be one of a male or female luer lock connector, and the dummy connectors (42, 44) may include both male and female connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Gambro Lundia AB
    Inventor: Hiram Rada
  • Patent number: 9474692
    Abstract: A kit, a method of using it and a process for preparing a vaccine for immunization against the disease Porcine Circovirus Disease and/or Enzootic Pneumonia in pigs are proposed, in which a first container is only partly filled with a first vaccine and a second container is filled with a second vaccine, the second vaccine being transferred into the first container through an adapter device, when a closure device is penetrated for the first and/or only time, and the vaccinating agent is prepared therein, thus making the operation simple, less error-prone and more hygienic, while reducing the materials required. The adapter device has a pair of oppositely facing piercing elements formed of one of needles, hollow, spikes, wedges with at least one through passage extending through both piercing elements, each of the containers being pierced by a respective one of the piercing elements creating a fluid connection between the containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica GmbH
    Inventors: Dirk Neven Rauleder, Gerald Behrens, Knut Elbers
  • Patent number: 9339575
    Abstract: Medical devices, including medical adhesives, need to be sterile before application to a patient. A dry heat sterilization process can sterilize medical adhesives for patient application. The dry heat sterilization process can be validated for particular equipment arrangements and medical adhesives being utilized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Don Crawford, Rodney Raabe, Jack Chu
  • Patent number: 9259593
    Abstract: A substantially rigid defibrillator carrying case having a hinged side, a latch disposed on a latch side opposite the hinged side, and a handle disposed on a handle side disposed between the hinged side and the latch side. The carrying case is constructed without protrusions and with a rigid handle, which combine to allow easy removal and deployment of the contents from a vehicle storage location to a cardiac arrest patient. The carrying case is further constructed with a bracket or optional test fixture for a CPR Meter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Inventors: Zebrick Roach, Kurt Fischer, Daniel Powers, Hans Griesser, Jacco Eerden, Eric Halsne, Christian Richard
  • Publication number: 20150142073
    Abstract: A sterilizable containment that includes an inner packaging and an outer packaging. The outer packaging encloses the inner packaging and includes at least two electric feedthroughs. The inner packaging includes at least two electric contacts, wherein each of the at least two electric contacts of the inner packaging matches one of the at least two electric feedthroughs of the outer packaging to provide an electric connection between a respective feedthrough and the corresponding contact when the inner and the outer packaging are closed. Each of the contacts of the inner packaging feed electrical charge from outside of the inner packaging to the inside of the inner packaging and vice versa. The inner packaging includes electrically conducting media that allows propagation of electrical charge between the contacts of the inner packaging and an implantable medical device included inside in a packaging when the containment is filled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: BIOTRONIK SE & CO. KG
    Inventors: Brian M. TAFF, Hannes KRAETSCHMER, Jeffrey A. von ARX
  • Patent number: 9033154
    Abstract: A bed-side system for preventing infection that uses a flush and swab caddy attached to an IV pole or other bed-side equipment. By providing convenient and secure storage for pre-filled syringes, alcohol swabs, and other medical supplies, it can improve individual patient care. In an embodiment, the caddy attaches to the IV pole and comprises a locking compartment for pre-filled syringes and an open tray for alcohol swabs and other medical supplies. The syringes may be filled with saline, heparin, or another solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Inventor: Dovette DeVore
  • Publication number: 20150122696
    Abstract: The invention provides an improvement to current medical packaging. The back of the package has adhesive that when the protective covering is removed the package can be secured to any surface. This adhesive turns any surface into storage allowing proper placement of medical equipment for further use on a single patient. The package may if desired also have an additional pouch inside. This pouch allows for a second option for storage. Medical equipment and supplies are easily accessible when needed, properly stored without falling on the floor or cross-contaminating multiple surfaces. This design improvement assures that all equipment or supplies are also accounted for during procedures. It assists in eliminating waste and lost supplies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Rachel Ellen Sankey, Xavier Eugene Wade
  • Patent number: 9023790
    Abstract: The present invention relates to aqueous solutions useful as pharmaceutical compositions of posaconazole for intravenous administration. These compositions include a solubilizing agent, such as a modified ?-cyclodextrin in an acidified solution, which can also include a chelating agent such as disodium edetate (EDTA). In clinical trials, a 200 mg posaconazole dose of the selected composition was found to achieve acceptable pharmacokinetic properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Susan K. Heimbecher, David Monteith, James D. Pipkin
  • Patent number: 9016449
    Abstract: The briefcase and backpack luggage includes a housing that may carry a plurality of items. The housing comprises a case portion of the housing that may store the items. A folder portion of the housing is coupled to the case portion of the housing. The folder portion of the housing may store items. A handle is coupled to the housing. The handle may be gripped. A strap is coupled to the housing. The strap may be positionable on the user so the housing is retained on the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Inventor: Oluwakemi S. Soboyejo
  • Publication number: 20150064181
    Abstract: The disclosure provides novel conjugates comprising antisense oligonucleotides that hybridize to a DMPK transcript and a 3E10 antibody or binding fragment thereof. Also considered are these conjugates further comprising MBNL1 polypeptides. Methods of treating myotonic dystrophy using these conjugates and kits comprising these conjugates are also considered. Wherein the conjugates are suitable for delivery to muscle cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Dustin D. Armstrong
  • Publication number: 20150045437
    Abstract: Provided are kits containing a base composition and an active pharmaceutical ingredient for transdermal delivery of active pharmaceutical ingredients. Examples of active pharmaceutical ingredients include amitriptyline, baclofen, cyclobenzaprine HCl, ibuprofen, lidocaine HCl, naproxen and tramadol, ketoprofen, diclofenac, phenylbutazone, mefenamic acid, flubiprofen, piroxicam, guaifenasin, prilocaine, bupivicaine, tetracaine, nifedipine, verapamil, orphenadrine, imipramine, ketamine, gabapentin, carbamazepine, menthol, capsaicin, clonidine, dexamethasone, dextromethorphan, testosterone, progesterone, and estrogens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: Robert Prentice Nickell
  • Publication number: 20150038454
    Abstract: Compositions comprising an antimicrobial effective concentration of sucralose and methods of using for treating pharyngeal and other bacterial conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Mary Malast
  • Publication number: 20150027922
    Abstract: In a first aspect, the invention is directed to a first-aid kit, comprising a backing member, a plurality of step by step instructions arranged on the backing member, and a plurality of first-aid items, wherein each first-aid item is positioned in association with at least one of the instructions and relates to the at least one of the instructions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: FRESCO Bernard
  • Publication number: 20150021228
    Abstract: Various embodiments of an eye imaging apparatus are disclosed. In some embodiments, the eye imaging apparatus may comprise a light source, an image sensor, a hand-held computing device, and an adaptation module. The adaptation module comprises a microcontroller and a signal processing unit configured to adapt the hand-held computing device to control the light source and the image sensor. In some embodiments, the imaging apparatus may comprise an exterior imaging module to image an anterior segment of the eye and/or a front imaging module to image a posterior segment of the eye. The eye imaging apparatus may be used in an eye imaging medical system. The images of the eye may be captured by the eye imaging apparatus, transferred to an image computing module, stored in an image storage module, and displayed in an image review module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Wei Su, Li Xu
  • Publication number: 20150014211
    Abstract: Provided is a medical kit with all the necessary components for a medical practitioner in the office practice setting to inject a variety of anesthetics. The kits can comprise a holder, such as a box, and active pharmaceutical ingredients (API), with each API placed in a separate container in a form that is ready for injection, the API selected from the group consisting of: a. lidocaine hydrochloride and triamcinolone acetonide with or without a separate container of ammonia; b. bupivacaine hydrochloride (HCl) and lidocaine hydrochloride (HCl), and optionally one or more of triamcinolone acetonide, methylprednisolone acetate, or dexamethasone sodium; c. bupivacaine hydrochloride (HCl) and one or more of triamcinolone acetonide or methylprednisolone acetate; d. Methylprednnisolone acetate and lidocaine hydrochloride (HCl), and optionally bupivacaine hydrochloride (HCl); e. methylprednisolone acetate and lidocaine hydrochloride (HCl), and bupivacaine hydrochloride (HCl); f.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Robert Prentiss Nickell
  • 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: 20140360910
    Abstract: The presented invention consists of an individual 1? size cotton ball to be individually wrapped one-at-a-time for sanitary infection control, a lightweight durable plastic disposable cotton ball or gauze pad dispenser dispensing one-at-a-time the individually wrapped cotton balls or gauze pads for skin and wound care, and a plastic disposable or refillable cotton ball dispenser infection control all-in-one sanitary station providing first-aid supplies. The invention may help improve in potential life threatening medical situations, wherein having the sanitary first-aid supplies available in one convenient location, aids in the safety and protection of the patient and health care providers. The invention is a simple solution in reducing the risk of infection and aiding in the progress toward the elimination of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Christine Renee' Adkins, Kimbra Jean Austin
  • Publication number: 20140358130
    Abstract: An instrument use counter and related method are disclosed. The instrument use counter can include a tray, an instrument holder, an actuator, and a counter. The tray can include an instrument holder positioned on or above an upper surface of the tray. The instrument holder can be configured to retain at least one instrument. The actuator can be located in proximity to the instrument holder and can include a proximity sensor in electronic communication with the at least one instrument or a moveable member engageable with the at least one instrument during removal from, or receipt by, the instrument holder. The counter can be coupled to the tray, positioned above the upper surface, and operably coupled to the proximity sensor or the movable member of the actuator. The counter can include a numerical readout member that can track instrument use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: Zimmer, Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy James Gardner
  • Publication number: 20140350482
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods for reconstituting and relates to reconstitution devices suitable for reconstituting many different materials. Furthermore, the present invention includes methods of treatment and methods of use related to a reconstitution device or apparatus. Some embodiments are suitable for reconstituting small amounts of a pharmaceutical compositions and using the pharmaceutical composition for the treatment of sexual dysfunction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Bassam B. Damaj, Richard Martin, Michael Mueller, Daniel W. Frank
  • Patent number: 8887919
    Abstract: The present invention is a protective cover for a nasal cannula. The device completely encloses the two prongs of the nasal cannula when properly installed. This protective cover will keep the nasal cannula from contacting potentially unclean surfaces when the nasal cannula is not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Inventor: Charles Andrew Turner
  • Patent number: 8882743
    Abstract: A packaged kit for performing a photodynamic laser myringotomy includes a plurality of ear needles having different shaped absorbent applicators on distal ends of the needles, a vial of a single dose of an otologic formulation of mitomycin-C, a diluent carrier containing sterilized water, and a syringe. The component parts of the kit are used together to reconstitute the contents of the vial with the water in the diluent carrier, and then draw the reconstituted drug into the syringe. A selected one of the plurality of ear needles is then communicated with the syringe. The syringe and needle are then used to inject the reconstituted drug into the absorbent pad at the end of the needle, and the absorbent pad containing the drug is used to apply the drug to the tympanic membrane. The application of the drug to the tympanic membrane prepares the membrane for a myringotomy procedure, and in particular, a photodynamic laser myringotomy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Mobius Otologics, LLC
    Inventor: Edward J. Timm
  • Publication number: 20140329894
    Abstract: The invention relates to compounds, methods, uses, compositions, combinations, kits and packages for the prevention and/or treatment of parasite infection (e.g., Plasmodium parasites) and/or disease (e.g., malaria) based on uses of (a) cystamine, cysteamine, and analogs, derivatives, prodrugs, precursors thereof; an agent capable of inducing their production; and/or salts thereof, and (b) artemisinin and functional derivative, analog, conjugate, metabolite, prodrug or precursor thereof, and/or salts thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: Philippe Gros, Gundula Min-Oo, Anny Fortin
  • Patent number: 8875893
    Abstract: Medical containers for use in blood collection and processing and medical systems, methods and apparatus for use in blood collection and processing are described. An example medical container to be used during blood collection and processing, the medical container includes an elongated body defining a compartment and a base coupled at a first end of the elongated body. Additionally, the medical container includes a divider extending through the compartment to separate the compartment into a first subcompartment and a second subcompartment, the divider comprising a first material and the elongated body comprising a second material, the first material being relatively more rigid than the second material, the first subcompartment and the subsecond compartment each to accommodate blood pack components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Fenwal, Inc.
    Inventor: Kyungyoon Min
  • Publication number: 20140323517
    Abstract: A method for administering a polymeric-based delivery system to a subject is described. The method comprises contacting a housing comprising a polymer-based delivery system with a heat-generating component for a period of time; and injecting the delivery system into the subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Heron Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventor: John Whelan
  • Publication number: 20140315866
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to methods of determining the prognosis of a breast cancer patient by evaluating the activity of the glucocorticoid receptor in tumor cells. Other embodiment include methods of treating breast cancer cells, particularly, chemo-resistant cells, with a glucocorticoid receptor antagonist and an anticancer agent or compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: The University of Chicago
    Inventors: Deng PAN, Masha Kocherginsky, Suzanne D. Conzen
  • Publication number: 20140311944
    Abstract: The Good Samaritan a self-contained storage device attachable to existing cell phone or factory built into specific cell phone that assists in providing basic emergency aid. Device contains separate compartments, each providing step by step instructions on administering medical aid. Compartment one stores a disposable plastic mouth guard used for administering CPR. CPR instructions based on American Heart Association guidelines. Compartment two stores standard aspirin used when person shows signs of stroke or heart attack. Compartment three stores standard glucose used when person shows signs of low glucose levels. Compartment four is a free compartment used to store personal medications of phone owner Compartment five stores epinephrine pen used when person shows signs of allergic reaction that compromises airway. All compartments are one time use only and are easily replaced after use. Device helps provides basic medical aid at first onset of symptoms allowing first aid to begin immediately.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventor: Iman Ramzy Michaels
  • Publication number: 20140295054
    Abstract: Compositions are disclosed containing a polymeric mixture diluted into an aqueous solution, which can be usefully applied to any surface mat is hydbcphoixc to act, for example, as an aotifoggiag coating with minimal optical distortion and excellent transparency. The compositions can also be used as lubricious agents on medical implants, shunts, and surgical supplies to minimize tissue trauma, to maximize bio-compatibility, and to increase healing by enhancing better irrigation and flow in adjacent tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Nicole Herbots, Ashlee Murphy, David Sell, Robert Culbertson, Angelica S. Benitez, Tyler Kutz, Ross Bennett-Kennett, Matthew Bade, Brance P. Hudzeitz
  • Patent number: 8840331
    Abstract: The application describes a convenient portable kit for the application of topical medications. The kit can be used, for example, as a convenient system for application of cold sore medication. The kit includes a container for a quantity of fluid medication sufficient for several treatments together with a plurality of applicators for said medicine. The applicators are specially designed to apply the medicine accurately and with minimal pain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Novartis AG
    Inventor: Lionel Jeannin
  • Publication number: 20140274881
    Abstract: Compositions that include antimicrobial agents and biodegradable delivery vehicles adapted to enter a cell and release the antimicrobial agents in the cell as they biodegrades. Also provided are compositions that include first and second delivery vehicles including first and second antimicrobial agents, wherein the first delivery vehicles are adapted to release the first antimicrobial agents at a rate that differs from that at which the second delivery vehicles release the second antimicrobial agents, articles of manufacture that include one or more biodegradable delivery vehicles, and methods of making and using the compositions to treat intracellular and/or extracellular infections are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Kenneth E. Gonsalves, Michael J. Bosse, John Kent Ellington, Michael Hudson, James Horton