Skin Laceration Or Wound Cover Patents (Class 602/42)
  • Patent number: 10391211
    Abstract: A negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) orthopedic device includes a base shell and a dorsal shell contoured to generally correspond to an opening of the base shell. The dorsal shell includes a proximal section and a distal section. The proximal section at least in part defines a receiving space. A NPWT system includes a pump mechanism secured in the receiving space and a wound covering situated inside of the base shell and arranged to form a sealed volume over a wound area of a user. At least one conduit forms a fluid connection between the wound covering and the pump mechanism. The pump mechanism is arranged to apply a negative pressure to the wound area through the at least one conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Ossur Iceland ehf
    Inventors: Jonathan Walborn, Janaki Ram-srinivasaRao Chetlapalli, Gudni Ingimarsson
  • Patent number: 10369387
    Abstract: Cosmetic compositions (e.g., foundation, primer, eye shadow or other skin composition) capable of forming a multilayer structure after application to a keratinous material are provided, as well as methods of using same. Certain compositions comprise at least two immiscible components: Component A which comprises about 0.01% to 60% by weight with respect to the total weight of the composition of at least one silicone- and/or hydrocarbon-containing film forming agent having at least one glass transition temperature lower than normal human body temperature; and Component B which comprises about 0.01% to 90% by weight with respect to the total weight of the composition of one or more silicone compounds in amounts sufficient to achieve a viscosity of about 1,000 cSt to 2,000,000 cSt, wherein the weight ratio of the silicone- and/or hydrocarbon-containing film forming agent(s) in Component A to silicone compound(s) in Component B is from about 1:50 to 1.5:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Rita Jaky El-Khouri, Jody Ebanks, Rabia Ahmad
  • Patent number: 10278869
    Abstract: An apparatus for cleansing wounds in which irrigant fluid from a reservoir connected to a conformable wound dressing and wound exudate from the dressing are recirculated by a device for moving fluid through a flow path which passes through the dressing and a means for fluid cleansing and back to the dressing. The cleansing means (which may be a single-phase, e.g. microfiltration, system or a two-phase, e.g. dialytic system) removes materials deleterious to wound healing, and the cleansed fluid, still containing materials that are beneficial in promoting wound healing, is returned to the wound bed. The dressing and a method of treatment using the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew PLC
    Inventors: Patrick Lewis Blott, Bryan Greener, Edward Yerbury Hartwell, Tina Michelle Walker, Derek Nicolini, Julian Lee-Webb
  • Patent number: 10251791
    Abstract: A phimosiectomy shield can be firmly fixed to a human body to be able to stably protect an operated part after phimosiectomy, reduces pain in the operated part by stably preventing pressure and friction on the operated part, and helps an operated part to quickly recover by stably preventing bacterial infection due to contact. The phimosiectomy shield includes a protective part surrounding a penis to protect an operated part due to phimosiectomy and an attachment part extending from the protective part to be attached to a human body, in which a hole for inserting a penis is formed at the center of a lower portion of the attachment part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: COZYELL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Eun-Ha Park
  • Patent number: 10231499
    Abstract: A disposable protective cover for use on a finger while eating has a grease resistant flexible sheet that can be secured to a finger for repelling grease and sauces from foods being handled. The central body portion of the cover is approximately the same width and length as the finger. An upper tab extends from the upper end of the central body, and a lower tab extends from the lower end. A left tab and a right tab extend from the sides. The rear side of the sheet has an adhesive and a release sheet covering the adhesive. The user removes the release sheet to expose an adhesive on the rear surface, places the finger on the central body portion so that the lower tab extends onto the user's palm. The user then folds the upper tab over the fingertip and wraps the left and right tabs around the finger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: EMPIAL III, LLC
    Inventor: Michael P. Lefrancois, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9987473
    Abstract: A new minimally invasive surgical approach is proposed that contemplates a method and apparatus for tightening lax skin without visible scarring via a device in various surgical procedures such as plastic surgery procedures. In some embodiments, the device is a single use disposable instrument. This approach circumvents surgically related scarring and the clinical variability of electromagnetic heating of the skin and performs small multiple pixilated resections of skin as a minimally invasive alternative to large Plastic surgical resections of skin. This approach can also be employed in areas of the body that are currently off limits to plastic surgery due to the visibility of the surgical scar. In addition, the approach can perform a skin grafting operation by harvesting the transected incisions of skin from a tissue site of a donor onto a skin defect site of a recipient with reduced scarring of the patient's donor site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: SRGI HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventor: Edward W. Knowlton
  • Patent number: 9931063
    Abstract: This invention provides a sensor or its related art to be easily used for measuring motor function of living body. This invention relates to a sensor for measuring motor function, which includes a magnetic field generator attached to one of two predetermined positions in a living body changing mutual distance caused by an action of the living body to have a coil board generating a magnetic field by electrification, and a magnetic field detector attached to the other of the two predetermined positions in the living body to detect the magnetic field generated by the magnetic field generator and have the coil board generating an electric current having a magnitude corresponding to a strength of the magnetic field as detected. Furthermore, each of the magnetic field generator and the magnetic field detector is provided with plastics covering a whole coil board thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Hitachi Maxell, Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshihiro Aita, Akitoshi Doi, Atsushi Ninomiya, Mitsuru Onuma, Akihiko Kandori, Yuko Sano, Norihiko Adachi
  • Patent number: 9925145
    Abstract: An oral delivery product comprising a semi-permeable pouch designed for delivery of an active agent in the oral cavity of a subject. The pouch encloses multiple particles, and the particles are alginate matrices that comprise an active agent, e.g. nicotine. The alginate is e.g. sodium alginate, such as PROTANAL® LFR 5/60 or PROTANAL® LF 10/60.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: EXCELLENT TECH PRODUCTS I SVERIGE AB
    Inventors: Fredrik Hübinette, Thomas Kull, Lars Björkholm
  • Patent number: 9814627
    Abstract: According to an illustrative embodiment, a system for treating a wound at a tissue site of a patient comprising a reduced-pressure source to supply reduced pressure, a drape adhering to the tissue site to cover the wound where possible leak passages between the drape and the tissue site may occur, and a seal disposed between the drape and the tissue site, is disclosed. The seal is adapted to react with a fluid to form a sealant substantially filling the passages in response to air leaking through the passages from outside the drape when reduced pressure is applied to the wound. According to another illustrative embodiment, a method for sealing a drape to a tissue site for treating a wound at the tissue site comprising applying the drape to cover the tissue site whereby passages are formed between the drape and the tissue site, positioning a seal between the drape and the tissue site wherein the seal is adapted to react with a fluid to form a sealant for substantially filling the passages, is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Aidan Marcus Tout, Timothy Mark Robinson
  • Patent number: 9717635
    Abstract: An absorbent medical accessory ensures that the skin around a medical tube remains dry. The accessory includes an upper pad having a top side, a bottom side and a perimeter edge extending between the top and bottom sides. The bottom side is comprised of an absorbent material. The upper pad has an opening extending through the top and bottom sides. A lower pad is coupled to the upper pad and has a top surface, a bottom surface and a peripheral edge extending between the top and bottom surfaces. The lower pad is comprised of an absorbent material. The lower pad has a hole extending through the top and bottom surfaces. The hole is alignable with the opening such that a medical tube is configured for being extended through each of the opening and the hole for retaining the medical tube against each of the upper and lower pads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Inventor: Savitri Marsh
  • Patent number: 9629436
    Abstract: A nail gel/acrylic removal system and method for manufacturing a roll of foil segments with pads around a core used for nail gel and acrylic nail removal. A pad is configured to receive and absorb a substance for dissolving at least one of nail gel and acrylic nails. A segment of foil with an affixed pad is sized to wrap around at least a portion of a finger of a human hand so that the pad with the substance for dissolving is in contact with a fingernail of the hand. First and second sets of perforations are placed along opposite edges of the foil segment, so that pairs of foil segments with the pads are joined at the first and second set of perforations. A roll is formed of the foil segments with pads around a core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: O P I PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Gavril Horvath, George Schaeffer
  • Patent number: 9517164
    Abstract: A wound dressing for managing wound fluids includes a porous contact layer for positioning adjacent a wound. An internal open window extends through the contact layer exposing a distal side of an absorbent member. The absorbent member is disposed in a superimposed relation to the window of the contact layer and is dimensioned to extend laterally beyond the window such that a portion of the absorbent member overlaps and is secured to the contact layer. A drape layer is disposed on a proximal side of the absorbent member, and is adhesively coated to fasten the drape layer to the absorbent member. A cover layer disposed over the drape layer defines an internal open window such that the open window is adjacent the absorbent member. A distal side of the cover layer is adhesively coated to secure the cover layer to the contact layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Ronald F. Vitaris, Kevin M. Corley
  • Patent number: 9486217
    Abstract: A wound closure device using magnets to draw skin together without using stitches. When two skin adhering magnets are placed on opposite sides of a wound in a polar opposite configuration, the magnets attract each other, thus drawing the skin underneath the magnets together. Each device has a magnet, an insulation layer that separates the magnet from an absorbent layer that absorbs wound secretions, a polymer layer having a plurality of holes that allow drainage of potential build-up secretions away from the absorbent layer, and an adhesive layer on the bottom that allows the device to adhere to the patient's skin. The device may be enclosed within a polymer casing that use flexible magnets, or a plurality of segmented magnets to help align the device along a non-linear (curved) wound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Inventor: Moustafa Moustafa
  • Patent number: 9179994
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to implantable medical devices which include at least one mesh and at least one film attached to the mesh along different portions of the mesh creating at least one aperture between the mesh and the film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Joshua Stopek, Amin Elachchabi, Daniel Broom
  • Publication number: 20150135644
    Abstract: A wound dressing comprising acylated chitosan fibre. The dressing has a wet strength of 0.3 N/cm or above. The acylated chitosan fibre may have a degree of substitution of 0.10-0.50. The acylated chitosan fibre may preferably have a degree of substitution of 0.20-0.40. The dressing may have an absorbency of 5-25 g/g of a solution containing 8.298 g/l of sodium chloride and 0.368 g/l of calcium chloride dehydrate as measured by BSEN 13726-12002 Part 1 Aspects of Absorbency. The base material of the dressing may be chitosan fibre that has been chemically modified through an acylation process using anhydride and ethanol as the solvent. A method of manufacturing the wound dressing involves reacting chitosan fibre with anhydride and making acylated chitosan felt through a nonwoven process, and through cutting, packing and sterilizing processes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Xiaohui Mo, Xiaodong Wang, Zhenjun Wu
  • Patent number: 9035122
    Abstract: A wound dressing including a hydrophilic layer and a hydrophobic layer is described. The hydrophilic layer absorbs exudate from a wound and the hydrophobic layer absorbs the exudate from the hydrophilic layer and traps the exudate. Because the hydrophilic layer is used adjacent to the wound, the exudate is readily absorbed thereby reducing the risk of maceration and infection of the wound tissue by the exudate. The hydrophobic layer receives the absorbed exudate from the hydrophilic layer and traps the exudate through an interaction that in turn prevents lateral diffusion of the exudate through the bandage to healthy portions of the skin. The hydrophilic and hydrophobic layers are fabricated from polymer fibers that can be spun to include components that facilitate wound healing, such as poly(hexamethylene biguanide) and/or hyaluronic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: PolyRemedy, Inc.
    Inventor: David A. Richard
  • Patent number: 9029625
    Abstract: A film structure having a polymer film and an application system enabling the film structure to be handled in a simple manner. The application system is arranged on a first side of the polymer film and has at least one supporting film to which at least one gripping strip is applied. The polymer film also has at least one first region without a supporting film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Paul Hartmann AG
    Inventors: Jochem Effing, Axel Eckstein
  • Publication number: 20150119783
    Abstract: The invention relates to the method of the preparation of polysaccharide fibers based on hyaluronic acid, a compound comprising hyaluronic acid and metal ions, schizophylan, chitin/chitosan-glucan complex, a compound comprising chitin/chitosan-glucan complex and metal ions, internal mixture of chitin and chitosan, a compound comprising internal mixture of chitin and metal ions, sodium alginate, potassium alginate, ammonium alginate, xanthane, xanthane sodium salt, xanthane potassium salt, oxycellulose, oxycellulose sodium salt, oxycellulose potassium salt, carboxymethyl cellulose, carboxymethyl cellulose sodium salt, and carboxymethyl cellulose potassium salt, or a mixture of polysaccharides, in a non-stationary coagulation bath. Further the invention relates to covers of internal and external wounds and skin defects based on these fibers, and a method of production thereof, and the apparatus for the preparation of polysaccharide fibers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Ladislav Burgert, Radim Hrdina, Vladimir Velebny, Abdel Mohsen Abdel-Lattif, Romana Sulakova, Lubos Sobotka, Jiri Betak, Dzianis Smirnou
  • Patent number: 9017405
    Abstract: An improved skin substitute is presented comprised of a silicone layer backed up with a woven nylon fabric layer, the silicone layer possessing a regular pattern of slits that permit the porosity of the skin substitute to be adjusted by clinicians by means of applying tension to the skin substitute that differentially opens the slits. A variety of therapeutic substances can be applied to the skin substitute to promote healing, including aloe and other medicinal preparations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Inventor: E. Aubrey Woodroof
  • Patent number: 9012714
    Abstract: A wound treatment device comprises a wound surface contacting plug and a cover for covering the wound surface and the plug, wherein said plug consists of a flat textile isolating material comprising at least one first surface layer, one second surface layer and one intermediate space arranged between said surface layers. At least the first surface layer is provided with a biocompatible surface and a structure which enables a liquid to pass and prevents a wound tissue from growing in said structure. The intermediate space is provided with isolating threads elastically holding the first surface layer and the second surface layer at a certain distance from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Inventor: Wilhelm Fleischmann
  • Patent number: 9000251
    Abstract: A wound dressing is made of multiple layers and includes a collection chamber that is in fluid communication with a drainage channel. When applied over a wound, the wound dressing provides protection for the wound while allowing air and fluids to evacuate from the wound through the collection chamber and out through the drainage channel. The wound dressing can include a valve that restricts air and fluids from entering the wound, which is beneficial for treating pneumothorax.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Combat Medical Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Murphy, Corey Russ, Jim McGuire
  • Patent number: 8993829
    Abstract: A bandage and method for securing a tension member comprising a central body and a plurality of tabs disposed about the central body. A tension member may be disposed across or through a slit or aperture of the central body. A body adhesive on the lower surface of the central body may secure the bandage to the patient. The tension member may then be pulled across the upper surface of the central body and a first tab may be folded over and adhered to the tension member and central body. The tension member may then be pulled back across the first tab and a second tab may be folded over and adhered to the tension member and first tab. Likewise, the tension member may then be pulled back across the second tab and a third tab may be folded over and adhered to the tension member and second tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Inventor: Ralph Zipper
  • Publication number: 20150073930
    Abstract: An adhesive bandage is provided. The adhesive bandage compromises a strip having an upper surface and a lower surface; a wound-contacting pad disposed on the lower surface; at least one protective release tab removably disposed on the lower surface; wherein at least a portion of the upper surface is manufactured to match a particular user's skin tone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: Odette Perreault
  • Patent number: 8969649
    Abstract: A device for the dressing of wounds and insertion sites of percutaneous and drug delivery devices provides 360 degree or complete circumferential protection of a wound or insertion site of a percutaneous or drug delivery device. In particular, the device is an integrated dressing for catheters comprising a pad and an adhesive dressing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Ethicon, Inc.
    Inventors: Rebecca Leibowitz, Sandra Gensini, Joseph Zavatsky
  • Patent number: 8959815
    Abstract: A casualty and triage information collection form and record sheet of flexible plastic film including a writing surface and backed by a layer of an adhesive by which the record sheet can be attached to a patient's clothing or skin. The flexible plastic film is strong enough and elastic enough to serve as a wound dressing. The adhesive is protected before use by a release liner sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: The Seaberg Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Lance David Hopman, Adrian Abram Polliack
  • Patent number: 8945030
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for treating a wound by applying reduced or negative pressure to the wound can include a wound cover, a fluid collection container, a vacuum pump, an inflation pump, and one or more conduits. The wound cover can be configured to move between at least a relatively rigid, generally raised position and a relatively flexible, generally collapsed position according to a predetermined program or in response to input from a user or one of more sensors. In some embodiments, the wound cover can be configured to move between at least the relatively rigid, generally raised position and the relatively flexible, generally collapsed position by adjusting the air pressure in one or more channels in the wound cover or by adjusting or by adjusting the length of piezoelectric or other length changing material supported by the wound cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: BlueSky Medical Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Weston
  • Patent number: 8946499
    Abstract: Various systems, methods and materials are disclosed that enable efficient delivery of an agent into an adhesively adhered article, in which the agent elicits a desired outcome, on demand. This strategy, though general in scope, is also more specifically described with regard to enabling painless or atraumatic removal of products adhering to mammalian tissues such as skin and hair by suitably exploiting the ingress of an appropriate agent or like fluid. Other techniques and articles that aid in the handling or removal of such adhesive products are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Pradeep Iyer, Eugene Rozenbaoum, David N. Edwards, Prakash Mallya, Tien Ly
  • Patent number: 8916741
    Abstract: A wound closure system having first, second and third adhesive pads with a pair of strap members fixedly secured to the first and third adhesive pads. The pair of strap members are slidably received within the second adhesive pad. When the third adhesive pad is displaced, the first and second adhesive pads are displaced toward each other to close the wound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Inventors: Robert E. Fischell, Leigh Vinocur
  • Publication number: 20140358058
    Abstract: A wound dressing and method of forming the same. In one embodiment, the wound dressing includes a two-sided adhesive band conformable to a surface of a person. The wound dressing also includes a removable bandage configured to attach to an upper surface of and seat over the two-sided adhesive band, thereby forming a substantially closed structure for application over a wound on the surface of the person.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventor: Andrew Nelson
  • Patent number: 8894620
    Abstract: Provided is a method of activating osteogenic or chondrogenic activity at a site in a subject in need thereof. Also provided is a method of treating a bone or cartilage defect in a subject. Additionally, the use of a reduced pressure apparatus for treating a bone or cartilage defect adjacent to dura mater, periosteum, or endosteum is provided. Further provided is a composition for treating a bone or cartilage defect. Also, the use of a reduced pressure apparatus and a biocompatible scaffold for the manufacture of a composition for treating a bone or cartilage defect adjacent to dura mater, periosteum or endosteum is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventor: Larry D. Swain
  • Patent number: 8887732
    Abstract: Method and devices for the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers are described in which a portable support assembly may be worn by a bed-stricken individual around particular regions of the body where pressure ulcers tend to form. The portable support assembly may generally include one or more individual fluid filled pods which are enclosed entirely within an inner fluid pad localized along a central portion. Both the one or more pods and inner fluid pad are then enclosed entirely by another layer of fluid within an outer fluid pad which extends over the entire assembly. Each of the fluid layers may be secured to an outer shell which is relatively stiffer than the fluid layers and may restrict or limit the expansion or movement of the fluid pods and/or fluid pads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: PRS Medical Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: George Y. Choi, Nikhil Bhat
  • Publication number: 20140316322
    Abstract: A wrapping apparatus for wrapping a sheet of a covering material from a roll onto an outer surface of a surgical site. The wrapping apparatus includes a handle and a body portion having a housing, a first end, and a second end. The housing and the first and second ends generally defining an interior region that is configured to receive the placement of the roll. The wrapping apparatus further includes first and second spindles that are configured to allow rotation of the roll relative to the handle for the dispensing of the sheet of covering material from the roll. The wrapping apparatus may also include a cap that is operably connected to the second end, and which secures the roll to the wrapping apparatus. Additionally, the wrapping apparatus may include a cutting apparatus that cuts or tears dispensed covering material away from the roll of covering material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventor: Kenneth Wilson
  • Patent number: 8864748
    Abstract: A reduced pressure treatment apparatus includes a charging chamber storing a first pressure less than an ambient pressure and a regulated chamber storing a second pressure less than the ambient pressure. The first pressure is less than the second pressure. A conduit provides fluid communication between the regulated chamber and the charging chamber. A regulator member is operably associated with the conduit to prevent fluid communication through the conduit when the second pressure is less than or equal to a desired therapy pressure and to allow fluid communication through the conduit when the second pressure exceeds the desired therapy pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Daniel John Coulthard, Timothy Mark Robinson, Christopher Brian Locke
  • Publication number: 20140309569
    Abstract: A dressing support system and method of use for bandaging patient wounds in an efficient, cost effective, and repeatable manner by practitioners, non-professionals, and home caregivers according to unique specification dictated by wound care specialist without the need for extensive training or wasted materials of trial and error techniques.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventor: Diana Lynn Matthews
  • Patent number: 8851284
    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 a 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: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Thuban, Inc.
    Inventor: Rana J. Arefieg
  • Patent number: 8846076
    Abstract: A hemostatic device for promoting the clotting of blood includes a gauze substrate, a clay material disposed on the gauze substrate, and also a polyol such as glycerol or the like disposed on the gauze substrate to bind the clay material. When the device is used to treat a bleeding wound, at least a portion of the clay material comes into contact with blood emanating from the wound to cause the clotting. A bandage that can be applied to a bleeding wound to promote the clotting of blood includes a flexible substrate and a gauze substrate mounted thereon. The gauze substrate includes a clay material and a polyol. A hemostatic sponge also includes a gauze substrate and a dispersion of hemostatic material and a polyol on a first surface of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Inventors: Raymond J. Huey, Denny Lo, Daniel J. Burns, Giacomo Basadonna, Francis X. Hursey
  • Patent number: 8835708
    Abstract: Apparatus formed by a shell that may be placed around a part of the body, wherein said shell comprises: an inlet that may be connected to a gas source and an outlet to evacuate the gases present inside the shell; at least two complementary portions defining between them a cavity with a cross section that is larger than that of the part of the body to be treated, characterized in that the walls of the two complementary portions have an average heat conduction that is lower than 65 mW/m·K measured according to EN-12667.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Inventor: Francois Dufay
  • Patent number: 8834395
    Abstract: A system for delivering a medical dressing onto an appendage, such as a finger or penis, of a patient includes a medical dressing defined by a flexible tubular sleeve that is configured to elastically expand radially, and a delivery device including a pair of pivotable spreader arms attached to a handle portion. The spreader arms of the delivery device are configured for insertion within the sleeve to enable radial expansion from a first diameter to a larger second diameter and positioning of the medical dressing onto the desired anatomical area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Inventors: Jamye Lynn Becker, Felix Takor Oben
  • Patent number: 8809615
    Abstract: An adhesive preparation comprising a stretchable support and an adhesive layer laminated on at least one side of the support, wherein the stretchable support comprises a interlock woven fabric subjected to crimping processing, the adhesive layer contains 10% by mass or more of methyl salicylate with respect to the total mass of the layer, the whole adhesive preparation has moisture permeability of 1 to 350 g/m2·24 hr measured at a temperature of 40° C. and a relative humidity of 90%, and the methyl salicylate has a plasma AUC0-24 ranging from 3.0 to 60.0 ng·hr/mL in terms of a mean±standard deviation, and salicylic acid as a metabolite of the methyl salicylate has a plasma AUC0-24 ranging from 5000 to 13000 ng·hr/mL in terms of a mean±standard deviation, when the adhesive preparation is applied to a human skin for 8 hours such that an application amount of the adhesive layer applied is 50 to 300 g/m2 and a contact area is 280 cm2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Kiyomi Tsuruda, Shinji Yamasoto, Kouki Shoho, Masaru Nakanishi
  • Patent number: 8802916
    Abstract: A reduced-pressure treatment system for treating a wound on a patient includes a composite manifold that may help prevent or minimize injury to a wound edge of the wound being treated with reduced pressure. The composite manifold includes a perimeter manifold member and an inboard manifold member. The perimeter manifold member is designed to not collapse substantially under reduced pressure in a therapy range. The perimeter manifold member may be more rigid with respect to compressibility than the inboard manifold member. A sealing member is used to form a fluid seal over the wound, and a reduced-pressure subsystem provides reduced pressure to the composite manifold. Other systems, methods, and dressings are presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward S. Griffey, Larry Tab Randolph, Charles Alan Seegert
  • Patent number: 8802136
    Abstract: Devices for administration of one or more active agents to the skin or mucosa of a host are formed in the nature of a double-disk patch. One outer layer functions as the primary adhesive layer for adhering the patch to the host. The other inner layer contains at least one active agent to be administered to the host. The inner layer is bonded to the outer layer through an opening provided in an interposed active agent impermeable release layer. The release layer separates a circumferential portion of the active agent containing inner layer from the outer adhesive layer to inhibit migration of the active agent therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Mylan Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth J. Miller, II
  • Patent number: 8785713
    Abstract: Wound dressings and wound inserts comprising substantially dry reactive agents, methods of forming wound inserts comprising dry reactive agents, and wound-treatment methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Kz Hong, Shannon C. Ingram, Dmitry Zimnitsky, Justin Alexander Long, Richard M. Kazala, Jr., Hugo Ramirez
  • Patent number: 8784876
    Abstract: A device for promoting the clotting of blood comprises a clay material in particle form and a receptacle for containing the clay material. At least a portion of the receptacle is defined by a mesh. Another device comprises a gauze substrate and a clay material disposed on the gauze substrate. Another device is a bandage comprising a substrate, a mesh mounted on the substrate, and particles of a clay material retained in the mesh. A hemostatic sponge comprises a substrate, a hemostatic material disposed on a first surface of the substrate, and a release agent disposed on a second surface of the substrate. The release agent is disposed on the wound-contacting surface of the substrate. When treating a bleeding wound, application of the hemostatic sponge causes at least a portion of the hemostatic material to come into contact with blood through the release agent and through the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Z-Medica, LLC
    Inventors: Raymond J. Huey, Denny Lo, Daniel J. Burns, Giacomo Basadonna, Francis X. Hursey
  • Patent number: 8779229
    Abstract: An apparatus for stimulating healing of a wound, includes a porous pad adapted to contact a surface of the wound on an affected part of a body. An envelope for receiving the porous pad and the affected part of the body is provided, and the envelope includes a re-sealable opening that permits the wound to be inspected. A connector is fluidly connected to an interior of the envelope and to a source of negative pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Patrick Heaton, Kenneth William Hunt
  • Patent number: 8776798
    Abstract: Method and devices for the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers are described in which a portable support assembly may be worn by a bed-stricken individual around particular regions of the body where pressure ulcers tend to form. The portable support assembly may generally include one or more individual fluid filled pods which are enclosed entirely within an inner fluid pad localized along a central portion. Both the one or more pods and inner fluid pad are then enclosed entirely by another layer of fluid within an outer fluid pad which extends over the entire assembly. Each of the fluid layers may be secured to an outer shell which is relatively stiffer than the fluid layers and may restrict or limit the expansion or movement of the fluid pods and/or fluid pads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: PRS Medical Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: George Y. Choi, Nikhil Bhat
  • Patent number: 8764792
    Abstract: An elongated flexible base strip is constructed with a bottom surface coated with an adhesive material. The base strip is constructed with bridging links which are spaced along the inner edge of the base strip and extend outward therefrom. The base strip, is cut to a first length and aligned with the wound with the bridging links extending over the wound. A matching portion of base strip is cut to a second length and aligned with the wound with the bridging links opposing. The opposing links are drawn together to close the wound. Adhesive on the links holds the links to the opposite base strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Inventor: Leslie Philipp Weiser
  • Patent number: 8759300
    Abstract: Described herein are fragments of fibronectin and vitronectin and variants thereof that have certain activities, including growth factor-binding activity. Also described are fragments of growth factors that bind to fibronectin and inhibit binding of full-length growth factors to fibronectin. Compositions containing such fragments are useful in cosmetic treatments (e.g., the treatment of wrinkles or UV photodamage of skin), and the treatment of wounds and cancer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: The Research Foundation for the State University of New York
    Inventor: Richard A. Clark
  • Patent number: 8759603
    Abstract: A hemostatic device includes a flexible band adapted to be wrapped around a patient's limb at a site on the limb where bleeding is to be stopped, a portion for securing the band in a wrapped state to the limb, a curved plate which is made of a material more rigid than the band and at least a portion of which is curved toward the inner peripheral side thereof, a main balloon which is provided on the inner peripheral side of the curved plate and which inflates when a fluid is introduced therein, and a pressing member which is provided between the curved plate and the main balloon so that at least a portion thereof overlaps with the balloon and which is adapted for pressing against the balloon. The device provides an excellent hemostatic effect and prevents numbness and poor circulation in areas peripheral to the site of attachment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Satoshi Wada, Shigeki Numata, Hiroshi Yagi
  • Patent number: 8759602
    Abstract: Devices and methods are disclosed for achieving hemostasis in traumatized patients. Such haemostatic packing devices and methods are especially useful in the emergency, trauma surgery or military setting. The patient may have received trauma to abdominal viscera, the thoracic cavity or the periphery. The devices utilize fluid impermeable outer surfaces and distributed pressure to achieve tamponade and hemostasis, primarily by exertion of pressure. The devices come in a variety of configurations including sheet, rolled sheet, folded sheet and polygonal solids including extruded shapes. The devices are capable of serving as carriers for thrombogenic or anti-pathogenic agents. The devices are flexible, bendable, and conformable in their wet or dry state so that they exert distributed pressure on the wound. The hemostatic packing devices may be placed and removed by open surgery or laparoscopic access without generating excessive re-bleeding, and may further comprise antimicrobial or thrombogenic regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Inventors: Robert F. Buckman, Jay A. Lenker, Donald J. Kolehmainen
  • Patent number: 8747887
    Abstract: A wound care bandage for treating a wound is provided. The bandage includes an SIS layer to be placed on the wound surface and a cover to placed over the wound. The bandage further includes a structure to provide a vacuum space. A method for promoting wound healing is further provided. The method includes applying the above-mentioned wound care bandage to the wound and creating a vacuum in the vacuum space to draw blood controllably from the wound into the SIS layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: KCI Medical Resources
    Inventor: Arthur C. Coffey