Belt, Strap, Or Band Securing Means Patents (Class 604/179)
  • Patent number: 10687796
    Abstract: A treatment method is disclosed, which is capable of causing a medical elongated body to indwell the inside of a palmar artery of a patient, while suppressing kink, poor torque transmission ability, and poor operability of the medical elongated body. The treatment method includes causing a sheath tube of an introducer introduced into a blood vessel via a puncture site formed on an ulnar artery side of a palmar artery of the patient, to indwell the puncture site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Ryo Okamura
  • Patent number: 10493242
    Abstract: A respiratory airway and intravenous extension system (RAIVES) apparatus includes a female-configured side plate and a male-configured side plate. A connector spring is configured to engage with and to couple together the female-configured side plate and the male-configured side plate. The connector spring provides an inward spring bias to bias a lower portion of the female-configured side plate and a lower portion of the male-configured side plate together into a default closed position. The RAIVES also includes raised guidance elements and a plurality of securing bands for securing a medical extension device to the raised guidance elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Inventor: Antonio Braham
  • Patent number: 10207079
    Abstract: A drain tube holder system for securely retaining drainage tubes and reservoir bulbs against the body without impeding movement of the wearer. The drain tube holder system generally includes a strap adapted to be secured around various portions of an individual's body such as the waist, thigh, or shoulder. A retainer attachment is fixedly or removably secured to the strap. The retainer attachment includes one or more pouches adapted to retain one or more tubes and bulbs therein, with a first end of the tube exiting the body of the individual before being secured within a tube retainer within the pouch. The pouch is also adapted to securely retain a bulb, such as a reservoir, adapted to retain fluids drained through the tube. Using the present invention, an individual may enjoy improved comfort while wearing a drainage tube, such as after a medical procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: RED OAK INNOVATIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Louan R. Fee, Patrick Fee
  • Patent number: 9656063
    Abstract: A method of placing an electrical lead of an implantable cardiac device inside a heart of a patient. The method includes securing a tool to an atrial appendage of the heart to hold onto the atrial appendage, piercing the atrial appendage, and creating an aperture in the atrial appendage while holding the atrial appendage with the tool. The method also includes moving a distal end of the electrical lead into the heart through the aperture in the atrial appendage and into a ventricle of the heart. Furthermore, the method includes coupling the distal end of the electrical lead to cardiac tissue in the ventricle and delivering an electrical signal to the cardiac tissue in the ventricle of the heart to maintain a predetermined heartbeat of the heart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: James F Kelley, Zhongping Yang, Mark T Stewart
  • Patent number: 9592371
    Abstract: A port protection device mainly comprised of a rigid back plate with a shock absorbing pad adhered underneath, the device being held in place against the chest of the child by using elastic straps and latching clasps. The absorbing pad provides a consistent soft contact area with the skin and chest which distributes the impact over a large area rather than localized points. This distribution reduces the possibility of pain and injury to the chest. The adjustable elastic straps allow the device be held tightly against the body and chest and not allow for movement of the device during sports and physical activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Inventors: William Suarez, Heather Suarez
  • Patent number: 9592365
    Abstract: The invention provides an apparatus and method of securing a length of flexible conduit to a subject, and adjusting the flexible conduit to a length tailored to the subject, in order to reduce or eliminate excess conduit traversing the subject's body. The apparatus comprises a base with elongate channels for accepting flexible conduit, a lid which mates with the base, and a securing member for attaching the mated base and lid to the body of the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: SOTERA WIRELESS, INC.
    Inventors: David Karl Stroup, Jose Felix Jacquez, Jr., Arthur Deptala
  • Patent number: 9492615
    Abstract: Clips or straps may be used to position a patient-controlled-analgesia (PCA) pump control in a position where a patient can easily operate a PCA pump. A strap that allows a PCA pump control to always be in hand or very close at hand is preferable to a strap or clip that merely keeps a PCA pump control nearby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: atHand Medical Inc.
    Inventor: Stephanie Barnard
  • Patent number: 9468560
    Abstract: A wrap for encircling a portion of a living body having a strap of stretchable material allowing the strap to stretch along its length and having inner and outer surfaces of loop attachment material. The strap has a zone of hook attachment material disposed on the inner surface at a location along the length of the strap which provides for detachable/reattachable attachment of the hook attachment material to the loop attachment material of the outer surface. The strap further has a zone of hook attachment material on the outer surface of the strap at a location along the length of the strap which provides for detachable/reattachable attachment of the hook attachment material disposed on the outer surface of the strap to the loop attachment material of the inner surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Inventor: Yousef Daneshvar
  • Patent number: 9408667
    Abstract: Provided is a guide sheath that is prevented from coming out of a body cavity so as to allow for stable operation. A tubular guide sheath that guides an insertion section of a medical device to be inserted into a body cavity includes a base-end opening that is provided at a base end of the guide sheath and into which the insertion section is inserted; a distal-end opening that is provided at a distal end of the guide sheath; a flexible bent section that is provided at the distal end of the guide sheath and is elastically bent; and an exit opening that is provided in an outer side surface of the bent section and from which the insertion section extends out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiro Okazaki, Hiromu Ikeda
  • Patent number: 9149414
    Abstract: A nursing assistance device for aiding with the delivery of breast milk and/or formula while augmenting breastfeeding. The nursing assistance device generally includes a housing adapted to be secured to the breast to aid in nursing. The housing includes an inner channel in which a syringe dispenser or dispenser tube may be positioned. Each of the dispensers includes an outlet tube through which fluids such as formula and/or breast milk may be dispensed alongside the nipple. The dispenser tube may be connected to various sources of fluid, such as a pouch. The lower surface of the housing includes a securing member which will enable the housing to be removably and comfortably secured to the breast during use. The outlet tube is positioned directly alongside the nipple so that the infant may latch onto both the nipple and the outlet tube to augment breast feeding and facilitate nipple stimulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Inventor: Heather Shaffer Zawahry
  • Patent number: 9044539
    Abstract: The present invention is an alternate IV line clasp for holding IV equipment securely to a patient's body without the use of tape. The clasp has a contoured recessed channel provided in an underside of a head of the clasp such that the channel receives and holds the IV equipment therein. The clasp has an adjustable, slightly elastic strap that extends over the head of the clasp by inserting through slits provided on either side of the head and then extending around the patient's body in the area of the body where the IV is installed. The two ends of the strap are provided, respectively, with hook and loop fasteners that allow the strap to be removably secured to itself and around the patient's body to hold the head and attached IV in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Trenclasp, LLC
    Inventor: Jessica L. Duncan
  • Patent number: 9039663
    Abstract: A medical device is disclosed that can be used to provide a space at an IV catheter site so that kinking of the IV is substantially prevented. The disclosed medical device includes a spacer and an attachment material. The attachment material maybe an elongated strap. The spacer may comprise an elongated member. The elongated strap may be elastomeric and self-adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Inventors: Marian Bond, Jeffrey R. Schwindt
  • Patent number: 9017290
    Abstract: A securement system (100) includes a device which permits a portion of a catheter or similar medical article to be easily anchored to a patient, desirably without the use of tape or needles and suture. A securement system for an elongated medical article comprises an anchor pad (110) and a retainer (120) mounted upon the anchor pad. The retainer (120) includes a channel (130) that has at least one abutment surface (160) corresponding to a contact surface on the medical article and a groove (210) configured to receive a spline (40) of the medical article. The medical article is placed into the channel (130). The medical article is secured within the channel by retaining at least one spline (40) and contact surface on the medical article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: C. R. Bard. Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Peters, Larry White
  • Publication number: 20150112270
    Abstract: An anchoring device for securing a catheter to a patient includes a platform and a restraining strap. The platform includes a plurality of connectors extending outwardly from a base, each of the connectors including a head at a distal end of a post. The retaining strap cooperates with the platform to define a catheter-receiving passageway designed to receive a portion of the catheter. The restraining strap may include a first end including a first pull tab and a second pull tab, a second end including a third pull tab and a fourth pull tab, and a stretch portion between the first end and the second end. The restraining strap may also include a plurality of attachment locations, each of the attachment locations including a through-hole designed to receive the head of one of the plurality of connectors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Larry C. Smith, Chris Winsor
  • Publication number: 20150105730
    Abstract: Improvements in an easily wearable catheter. A housing secures the components of the catheter, i.e. the valve, the removable cap, the twist valve, and the hose, to the user by means of an attachment. The present retainer for a peritoneal dialysis catheter relates generally to continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis methods and systems and, more particularly, to a user-wearable catheter housing which does not require any tape, belt or other bulky retainer to keep the catheter attached to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: Edward ALFONSO
  • Publication number: 20150090255
    Abstract: The invention relates to systems for securing a tube (e.g. feeding tube) and/or a patient interface or a dermal patch to a user. One embodiment comprises a holder, an interface side of the holder attachable to the patient interface or the dermal patch for securing a feeding tube to the patient interface or the patch, the holder comprising at least a first channel or recess for receiving the feeding tube to couple the feeding tube to the patient interface. Another embodiment comprises a patient interface itself comprising a backing for positioning on a patient's face, a dermal patch having a patient side and an interface side, the patient side of the patch attachable to the user, the patch comprising at least a first flap portion attachable to the tube for affixing the tube to the patch, a two-part releasable connection arrangement for releasably securing the patient interface to the patch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Laurence Gulliver, Caroline Geraldine Hopkins, Neil Gray Duthie
  • Patent number: 8992481
    Abstract: A modular injection device for administration of dermal filler compositions is provided. The injection device may include a handheld injector unit including a drive unit, the drive unit configured to apply an extrusion force to a fluid; a control unit remote from the injector unit, the control unit configured to control the drive unit; and a cable configured to connect the control unit to the injector unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Allergan, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Mudd, Ahmet Tezel, Shaohui Qiu, Lee Powers
  • Patent number: 8926565
    Abstract: An intravenous catheter securement device to secure an IV cannula, IV tubing, and attachments in place and to reduce the need for adhesive tape application, including a protective dressing body that secures an intravenous catheter between a cover flap and a lower portion thereof; a continuous pocket disposed between cover flap and the lower portion inner sides for securing a splint for immobilizing an IV site with minimal interference of the dressing body; an opening centrally disposed on the lower portion that serves as a viewing port over an IV site; a vertical slit centrally disposed on the lower portion between the front side and the opening that permits the dressing body to pass either side of a cannula and IV tube; and various attachment strips and tabs that secure an IV line to prevent kinking thereof and to prevent the IV line from weighing down on the cannula.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Inventor: Loris Barbara Cusworth
  • Publication number: 20140364838
    Abstract: A nasal retention system for securing a nasal tube extending through a nose of a patient. The retention system includes a clip member includes an elongated body formed of a resilient material, and defines a thickness between first and second planar sides. An adhesive coating is provided on the first planar side, and a detachable film cover is applied over the adhesive coating. The elongated body is bendable about a minor axis parallel to a minor dimension of the elongated body to adhere a first portion of the first planar side to a second portion of the first planar side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: iMed Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Kyle S. Adams, Gordon E. Atkinson
  • Publication number: 20140358090
    Abstract: A medical tube harness that a subject wears to organize, orient and support medical tubes and reduce the potential for unintentional tugging, kinking, and/or dislodging of the tubes as they extend from a subject's internal cavities, organs, orifices and/or anchor sites on the subject. The harness can improve patient comfort and safety, and can provide multiple locations for strategic tube placement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: Spectrum Health Innovations, LLC
    Inventors: Teresa Lynn Wainscott, Andrew John Rodenhouse, Andrew John Vander Moren, Asghar Khaghani, Richard Allen Kanten
  • Patent number: 8900196
    Abstract: A retainer comprises a first member and a second member. The first member can define at least a portion of a channel. The channel can have a longitudinal axis and be configured to receive at least a portion of a medical article. The second member can be moveable with respect to the first member, between locked and unlocked positions. The second member can contact the portion of the medical article received by the channel at least when in the locked position so as to inhibit longitudinal movement of the medical article relative to the retainer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventor: Rafael V. Andino
  • Publication number: 20140350474
    Abstract: An intravenous catheter securement device comprises of an intravenous catheter board stabilizer that conforms to patients' bodies and an adjustable elastic sleeve with a hole for catheter insertion, with two overlying flaps for catheter securement. The intravenous catheter hoard base has holes on either side, one side for connection of the elastic sleeve, and the other side provides a fastening location for elastic bands attached to the sleeve for tightness adjustment. An embodiment of the invention involving the intravenous board is displayed separately as an alternative innovation. This device is comprised of a simple form fitting elastic sleeve having a catheter opening with the intent of applying a removable adhesive to the sleeve itself over the catheter for securement purposes. These embodiments establish a simple, standardized, and safe method of securing intravenous catheters sans adhesive material in contact with the epidermis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Andrew Eric Andreae, Angela Leslie-Anne Jividen, Benjamin Ray Campbell, Darian Anthony Edwards, lIya Gurin, James Andrew Bonaffini, John Christian McMichael, Lena Mona Badr, Lydia An Luu, Matthew Thomas Rhoads, Sibo Zhang, Zi Ye
  • Patent number: 8882718
    Abstract: The present invention is a protective sleeve for containing medical lines, comprising: (a) a foldable sleeve comprising first and second side panels, and adapted to be opened and closed along its longitudinal axis so as to form a conduit for medical lines, at least one of the panels being transparent, the foldable sleeve adapted to be reversibly opened along its longitudinal axis, and having releasable closures to maintain the foldable sleeve in a folded closed position; and (b) a plurality of rigid members incorporated into the sleeve and along the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Nationwide Children's Hospital, Inc.
    Inventors: Joyce Mullet, Nancy Ryan-Wenger, Micah Skeens
  • Patent number: 8840589
    Abstract: An anchoring system provides secure attachment between a portion of a medical article and a body of a patient. The anchoring system comprises a securement device and a first fitting attached to the medical article, the first fitting having a first configuration. Embodiments of the anchoring system also comprise a second fitting attached to the medical article. The second fitting has a second configuration that differs from the first. The securement device includes a mounting surface for attaching the securement device to the patient's body and a receiving area. The receiving area is oriented so as to face away from the patient's body, and includes retainer mechanisms that are capable of engaging one or both of the first and second fittings, which have different configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Venetec International, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven F. Bierman, Richard A. Pluth, Wayne T. Mitchell
  • Publication number: 20140276439
    Abstract: The present invention is an alternate IV line clasp for holding IV equipment securely to a patient's body without the use of tape. The clasp has a contoured recessed channel provided in an underside of a head of the clasp such that the channel receives and holds the IV equipment therein. The clasp has an adjustable, slightly elastic strap that extends over the head of the clasp by inserting through slits provided on either side of the head and then extending around the patient's body in the area of the body where the IV is installed. The two ends of the strap are provided, respectively, with hook and loop fasteners that allow the strap to be removably secured to itself and around the patient's body to hold the head and attached IV in place.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: TRENCLASP LLC
    Inventor: Jessica L. Duncan
  • Publication number: 20140276604
    Abstract: A medical tube securing device including: (a) an anchor that can be attached to the skin of a patient, wherein at least one opening extends through the anchor and is shaped and sized to receive a medical tube; (b) a first padding layer having a first side and a second side, wherein the first side of the first padding layer is joined to the anchor and has at least one opening that extends through the first side and the second side of the first padding layer; (c) at least one clasp joined to the second side of the first padding layer, wherein the clasp receives and holds in place a portion of the medical tube; and (d) a second padding layer. A method of securing a medical tube is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Fereshteh K. Maynard, Jeffery B. Wilkerson, Victoria L. Eskew
  • Patent number: 8834425
    Abstract: A gel pad for use with a retainer for securing a medical article. The gel pad is formed from a soft, tacky elastomer. A first surface of the gel pad is placed in contact with a patient's skin. A second surface that faces in an opposite direction away from the first surface receives the retainer. The retainer has a channel configured to retain at least a portion of the medical article. In some embodiments, a securement member is employed to affix the retainer relative to the patient. A securement system including the gel pad and retainer is further disclosed along with a method of securing a medical article to a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: C.R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald L. Bracken, Vasu Nishtala, Larry White, Robert Young
  • Publication number: 20140243748
    Abstract: An IV backpack comprising: a one or more straps, a IV container, and a one or more clasps; said one or more clasps attaching said IV container to said one or more straps with a one or more supports; with said IV Backpack attached to a patient, said IV container is positioned above an IV entry point on said patient; said IV container holds an IV bag; an IV line attaches said IV bag to said patient at said IV entry point; and said one or more straps attach to a shoulders of said patient and hold said IV container up and behind said patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventor: Talal A. Kayyal
  • Patent number: 8807412
    Abstract: A carrier system for carrying medical device accessories includes a first battery pouch to enclose at least a portion of a first battery and a garment to be worn about a torso. The garment including a plurality of accessory connection features adapted to allow for adjustable attachment of at least the first battery pouch and for adjustable attachment of a medical device controller that is electrically connected to a medical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Thoratec Corporation
    Inventors: Ralph Thomas, Thomas Orduna, Maximillian Gubbins, Edward Geiselhart, David C. Brown
  • Publication number: 20140228764
    Abstract: The invention relates to a design for securing tubes, catheters, drains, or other tubular medical devices within the body of a mammal, for example a human, and methods of securing same. The invention includes a first tubular body and at least one second tubular body. The first tubular body includes an outer surface, an inner surface defining a lumen extending longitudinally at least partially through a length of the tubular body, a wall at least partially defined by the outer surface and the inner surface, and a longitudinal axis. The at least one second tubular body includes an outer surface, an inner surface defining a lumen extending longitudinally through the second tubular body, and a wall at least partially defined by the outer surface and the inner surface. The second tubular body is disposed through the wall of the first tubular body transversely to the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Inventors: NR Chandrasekar, Donald McKay
  • Patent number: 8795238
    Abstract: Adaptive medical article securement devices are described. These devices retain a medical article, for example, a catheter hub or a connector fitting, in position on a patient's body and reduce or inhibit longitudinal or other movement of the medical article. The securement device includes an adaptive retainer and at least one anchor pad used to attach the securement device to a patient's skin. The adaptive retainer is a flexible element that can adapt and conform to an exterior portion of the medical article to be secured, and in doing so forms a central channel in which at least a portion of the medical article becomes disposed. In some embodiments the retainer includes at least one engaging element that can engage a retention element disposed on the medical article. The engaging element, alone or in conjunction with the retention element and/or the shape (e.g., tapering) of the central channel, reduces or inhibits longitudinal motion of the medical article in the central channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Ivio Medical, LLC
    Inventor: Timothy B. Cady
  • Patent number: 8795237
    Abstract: A securement device for securing a catheter to a patient is provided. The securement device includes a proximal portion having a pliable support and at least one securement arm extending away from the pliable support. The pliable support defines a slot configured to receive at least a portion of a catheter. A distal portion of the securement device includes an adhesive surface configured to be folded over the proximal portion to secure the proximal portion to a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Ronald F. Vitaris, Anthony Trupiano, Steven D. King, Brian Dowd, David Parsons
  • Publication number: 20140213980
    Abstract: A wrist-worn device having a tether forming a bridge under which medical tubing can be extended and adapted to be worn by a patient undergoing fluid infusion via an IV insertion point so that the tubing, when subjected to accidental pulling or tugging, is restrained by the tether from damaging the IV connection point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Inventor: Deana M. Filippelli
  • Publication number: 20140207072
    Abstract: A conduit management device and method for quickly and easily securing a conduit and reducing the risk of conduit disruption is disclosed. A selectively securable cleat is arranged for selective encirclement and securement of at least a portion of a conduit by wrapping the conduit around the cleat. An embodiment is disclosed having an elongate cleat that is fixed to the patient apparatus at a first location of the cleat spaced apart from releasably securable locations proximate first and second ends of the cleat such that the fixation point at the first location forms the fixed base of the cleat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Inventors: Charles E. Nokes, JR., Ronald C. Ames
  • Publication number: 20140207104
    Abstract: A fluid dispensing device is provided for dispensing a measured amount of fluid into a living organism. The device has a needle having a first end and a second end. The needle is adapted for interfacing, on the first end, with a septum of a flexible hollow membrane, and at a second end thereof, for subcutaneously inserting into a living organism. The needle is guided by a guide to permit an injection into the living organism at a substantially non-orthogonal angle with respect to a surface of the living organism. The first and second ends of the needle pierce their respective piercing surface while translating together in a common direction. In other embodiments, the dispensing device includes a main housing, a flexible fluid reservoir, an injection assembly and a trigger mechanism. The main housing houses the operative components of the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Inventors: Lucien Vouillamoz, Melissa Rosen, Judy L. Walish, Daniel Yasevac, Michel Bruehwiler
  • Publication number: 20140207110
    Abstract: A vascular access device for reproducible insertion of a cannula, comprising a carrier, a holder and a guide device, such that the guide device is designed as an inclined plane on one side and serves to support and guide a cannula, so that accurate guidance of the cannula is ensured, always in the same puncture angle and at the same depth of penetration in a puncture channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Joerg JONAS
  • Patent number: 8777905
    Abstract: A preferred system includes a clear medical dressing, a patch with a plurality of hooks, and a strap with a central aperture. A preferable method for I.V. catheter and tubing stabilization comprises the steps of: adhering the patch to the clear dressing; anchoring I.V. tubing to the strap; and contacting the strap to the hooks of the patch so that all of the hooks are covered by the strap and so that a hook and loop connection is established between the hooks of the patch and the material of the strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Inventor: Alma Mynon Ball
  • Publication number: 20140188079
    Abstract: A device for controlling visibility and access to central venous access devices is comprised of a two-sided body fitted around the torso of a patient. The device has an interior surface and an exterior surface. The interior surface is fitted with a layer of absorbent, wicking material and further includes strips of anti-slip material to fix the device in place. A flexible window is positioned between two lumen retaining flaps and fixed between the interior and exterior surfaces. A pair of indentions is positioned above and below the window. A pair of locking closures is attached to the body over the indentions. The body includes a flexible closure including a resilient gauze section to provide flexibility and size adjustability. The window allows visual access to the intravenous site and prevents patient tampering. The intravenous lines are protected from breakage and tampering by the locking closures, indentions, and lumen retaining flaps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: Simons IP, LLC
    Inventors: Andrea Simons, Brad Simons
  • Publication number: 20140163472
    Abstract: The protection and accommodation system is suitable in particular for a device (C) for delivering a treatment to a patient, for instance a drug by intravenous way. The system includes: a support structure arranged to be attached in a removable manner to the patient's body and defining a cavity arranged to accommodate at least one part of the device (C), and a retaining structure associated with the support structure and arranged to be coupled with a fixing portion (W) of the delivery device (C) so as to prevent a relative movement of the fixing portion (W). The support structure is arranged, in use, for assuming a cover arrangement wherein it is superposed on—and covers—the retaining structure; and a release arrangement wherein it allows to reach the retaining structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Inventor: Filippo Gugliotta
  • Publication number: 20140155833
    Abstract: The protection and accommodation system is suitable in particular for a device (C) for delivering a treatment to a patient, for instance a drug by intravenous way. The system includes: a support structure arranged to be attached in a removable manner to the patient's body, and a retaining structure associated with the support structure and Including a deformable material arranged to be deformed by a compression performed by an operator which pushes a fixing portion (W) of the delivery device (C) against the deformable material, and arranged for embedding and retaining the fixing portion (W) by at least partial, elastic return performed by the deformable material after the compression performed by the operator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventor: Filippo Gugliotta
  • Patent number: 8734400
    Abstract: A catheter securement device 100 holds a medical article such as a catheter in position upon the body of a patient and at least inhibits longitudinal movement of the medical article. The securement device 100 includes a retainer 102 and a clamp 104. The retainer 102 and clamp 104 include interengaging structure. The interengaging structure may be a ratchet mechanism by which a medical provider tightens the clamp against the retainer. The ratchet mechanism allows a single securement system to be used with medical articles that have different longitudinal lengths as well as medical articles that have distally located contact surfaces. The retainer forms a channel 106 into which at least a portion of the medical article is inserted. Each of the retainer 102 and the clamp 104 include at least one abutment surface that can abut against a contact point or surface on the medical article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: C.R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Ciccone
  • Patent number: 8733366
    Abstract: The medical protective cover includes a semi-ovoid shell configured to cover a wound or intravenous site. The shell is attached to a patient's limb or extremity by a pair of adhesive tabs extending from longitudinal ends of the shell and a plurality of adjustable straps extending laterally from the shell. A plurality of ventilation holes longitudinally extend along lateral edges of the shell to allow passage of air for keeping the covered area dry. Each longitudinal end of the shell includes a pair of tubing ports to facilitate mounting and passage of IV infusion tubing to an IV catheter or cannula. The top of the shell also includes a selectively opened slot that permits passage of a needle for the administration or withdrawal of fluids through an access port of the catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Inventor: Abdullah Mohammad A Al Otaibi
  • Publication number: 20140128814
    Abstract: An intravenous catheter device is provided which includes an integrated adhesive strip whereby to secure the catheter adapter to the skin of a patient following catheterization. Some aspects of the present invention further comprise an adhesive strap that is coupled to the catheter adapter of a catheter assembly. One end of the adhesive strap is removed from the catheter adapter and wrapped around a body part or surface of the patient, and secured back to the catheter adapter. Thus, the catheter assembly is secured to the patient via the adhesive strap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: Becton, Dickinson & Company
    Inventors: Bart D. Peterson, Zachary Graham Forbes
  • Patent number: 8690835
    Abstract: A garment for use with a patient requiring treatment with a central venous catheter and/or gastrostomy tube. Access openings are provided through which the catheter or tube may be reached from the outside of the garment and, in the case of the catheter, coiled on the outside of the garment. Flaps are attached to the garment for covering the access openings and securing the catheter or tube under the flaps. When the access openings are connected with an open ended slot to a central longitudinal opening in the front of the garment, the catheter or tube may be passed into the access opening and the garment put on and taken off without disturbing the medical appliance to which the catheter or tube is attached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Inventor: Nicole A. Parris
  • Patent number: 8684976
    Abstract: A method of securing a medical article to the body of a patient is disclosed in which an anchoring device comprising an anchor and a retainer is used. The retainer is attached to an upper surface of the anchor and comprises a base, a cover and a post. The base is disposed on the upper surface of the anchor and the cover is connected to the base so as to move between an open and a closed position. When the cover is in the closed position, it lies above at least part of the base. The post is attached movably to either the base or the cover and is arranged so as to lie at least partially between the cover and the base when the cover is in the closed position. When securing a medical article, the cover is placed in the open position and the medical article placed onto the retainer. The cover may then be closed over the medical article and the anchoring device attached to the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Venetec International, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven F. Bierman, Wayne T. Mitchell, Richard A. Pluth
  • Publication number: 20140081211
    Abstract: Described are devices and methods for stabilizing patient IV lines during IV therapy. A sleeve is fitted to a patient and a clasp is placed over IV line(s) at the IV line-receiving area on sleeve, and secured to sleeve via hook-loop or other suitable interactions. In another embodiment, a strap is fitted to the patient. A line strap is attached at one end to strap. IV line(s) is placed in the IV line-receiving area on strap and line strap is secured over IV line(s), attaching at its other end to strap via suitable attachment interactions. In another embodiment, line strap or clasp is removably attachable at both of its ends to strap or sleeve. Anti-slip material can be used on clasp, line strap, and/or receiving area. The strap and line strap may be outfitted with grips to assist in securing, adjusting, and releasing the strap or line strap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Inventor: Darrell Lynn Laird
  • Patent number: 8672891
    Abstract: The present invention is an IV line clasp that has a contoured recessed channel provided in a head that is designed to receive and hold the IV equipment securely and has adjustable cotton straps attached on either side of the head that secure together on their ends via hook and loop fasteners to hold the IV in place on the patient's body without the use of tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Trenclasp LLC
    Inventor: Jessica L. Duncan
  • Publication number: 20140074036
    Abstract: Provided is a medical strap having an upper strip and a lower strip. An upper surface of the upper strip is a rough surface, while a lower surface thereof has floss disposed thereon. A plurality of hooks are disposed on an upper surface of the lower strip, and a lower surface of the lower strip is a smooth surface. Transverse and longitudinal parting lines are formed in a region on the upper strip, and therefore movable and securing portions are formed. A medical tubing is secured by the movable and securing portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: TAIWAN PAIHO LIMITED
    Inventor: Allen CHENG
  • Publication number: 20140046265
    Abstract: A tube holder includes a base mounted on a support surface, and male and female gripping members extending substantially transversely from the base with the base and gripping members unitarily, integrally formed of a one-piece, soft, low durometer elastomer and one of the gripping members having a plurality of apertures therein for receiving the other of the gripping members to positively grip a tube therebetween. A method of securing a catheter to a patient utilizing the tube holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Inventors: Dennis M. Kay, David W. Underwood, Steven J. Babb
  • Patent number: 8641678
    Abstract: A medical article securement device holds a medical article in position upon the body of a patient and can be used to inhibit lateral and longitudinal motion of the medical article. The securement device includes a retainer with a base and at least one post, and at least one cap. The cap is attached to the base of the retainer by a flexible connection, and can be placed into either a covered or uncovered configuration with respect to the post. The cap includes a recess which can receive a protrusion at the end of the post of the retainer. By placing the post through an appropriate opening in the medical article to be retained and then securing the medical article to the retainer by placing the cap into the covered position over the post, longitudinal and lateral motion of the medical article is inhibited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Venetec International, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven F Bierman