Adhesive Securing Means Patents (Class 604/180)
  • Patent number: 10828472
    Abstract: A chest tube fastener. The chest tube fastener includes a bracket having a base. The base includes an upper surface and a lower surface with a plurality of openings formed therethrough. A handle is secured to a surface and protrudes from the upper surface of the base. The handle includes a first end opposite a second end. The first end and the second end are attached to the surface and a gap is formed in between the surface and the handle. The base is attached to an animal, such as a human and a tube is attached to the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Inventor: Shane Kappler
  • Patent number: 10799312
    Abstract: A stabilizing apparatus for a medical device includes a housing having an aperture to receive the medical device. An engagement member is disposed in the housing. A biasing element urges the engagement member against a surface of the medical device, when the medical device is placed in the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory Scott Tyler, II, Arnold Cruz Tuason, David M. Taylor, Matthew T. Winston, Alexander J. Siegel
  • Patent number: 10758671
    Abstract: A securement device assembly, including an adhesive layer having a top surface and a bottom surface, wherein said adhesive layer includes at least two apertures, a non-adhesive substrate secured to said bottom surface of said adhesive layer to form an integral unit, and a plurality of perforations within said integral unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: TNT Moborh International Limited
    Inventors: Dennis R. Tollini, Michael D. Tollini
  • Patent number: 10661006
    Abstract: An infusion set component of a fluid infusion device and/or a fluid infusion port component for delivery of fluid to a patient is compatible with a cooperating fluid channel module. The fluid channel module includes a body section having coupling features to mate with a base of the component. The fluid channel module also includes an interior fluid flow channel formed within the body section to receive fluid from the fluid infusion device and/or from a syringe or pen delivery device. The fluid channel module also includes a conduit having a first end in fluid communication with the interior fluid flow channel, and having a second end to deliver the fluid to the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.
    Inventors: David Christopher Antonio, Sumona Nag Adhya, Jose J. Ruelas, Eric Allan Larson
  • Patent number: 10646694
    Abstract: An access sheath assembly can include an elongate sheath for accessing an interior of an artery or vein through an access point on a patient's limb and a hub that is coupled to the elongate sheath and that includes an access port configured to provide access to an interior of the elongate sheath. The assembly includes a closure device configured to fit about the patient's limb and capable of being coupled with the hub, the closure device movable between an engaged configuration in which the closure device is coupled with the hub and thus is positioned to secure the hub relative to the patient's limb and a disengaged configuration in which the closure device is apart from the hub and extends about the patient's limb at the access point in order to provide pressure to the access point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Medha Tyagi, Sumit Agrawal, Raghav Goel, Sneha Ralli, Charudatta Chandrakant Aradhye, Somashekar Reddy, Ashish Chakole
  • Patent number: 10603430
    Abstract: An improved device delivers a fluid medicament to the subcutaneous tissue of a user. The device is better suited for patients with Parkinson's Disease and other central nervous system disorders, than conventional infusion devices. The device can include a reusable part including a drive component (e.g., motor) and control electronics and a disposable part including a medicament reservoir. Medicament can be evacuated from the medicament reservoir by a plunger assembly that includes a plunger attached to a lead screw that is rotated by a nut, all within the disposable part. The device can be fluidically coupled with the tissue via a flexible cannula. Various embodiments relate to an improved cannula insertion mechanism that delivers the cannula under a force applied by a spring. Various embodiments relate to improved filling of the device, for example, using a vial adapter and an automated filling station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: NeuroDerm, Ltd.
    Inventors: Eran Shor, Tsabar Mor, Tamir Ben David, Nir Lilach, Rami Grossfeld, Shai Alfandari, Ram Nadler, Dmitry Golom, Daniel Shaki, Yoav Tikochinsky, Serdar Ozsumer
  • Patent number: 10576250
    Abstract: Catheter securement dressings that aid in applying skin adhesive to a catheter insertion site are described. Catheter securement dressings can include a first dressing layer that secures a position of a catheter at a catheter insertion site following catheterization. The first dressing layer can include an access window that provides access to the catheter insertion site to allow for application of skin adhesive to the catheter insertion site. After the skin adhesive has dried, a second dressing layer can be folded over the first dressing layer to cover the access window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventor: Jonathan Karl Burkholz
  • Patent number: 10569052
    Abstract: A device is provided for preventing buckling of a flexible elongate member during insertion of the flexible elongate member. The device includes a support frame comprising a first end, a second end, and multiple pairs of support members. The support frame is configured to reversibly move from a collapsed configuration to an expanded configuration when the first and second ends are moved away from each other. The device also includes multiple open channels coupled to the multiple pairs of support members of the support frame. The multiple open channels are configured to allow the flexible elongate member to be top loaded into the multiple open channels. Also, the multiple open channels are maintained in an axial alignment as the support frame is moved between the expanded and collapsed configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Auris Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Arkady Kokish, Kent Stalker, Jason J. Hsu
  • Patent number: 10507305
    Abstract: The present application includes a sheath that is suitable for use in a variety of medical procedures. In one or more implementations, the sheath includes a shunt member, and a curvable portion. The curvable portion may be configured in various orientations to facilitate an intervention, such as a hemodialysis intervention, or the like, by an operator. The curvable portion may be configured to bend between a substantially straight configuration and a curved configuration. In implementations, the sheath may be configured to have detachable and/or interchangeable components (e.g., shunt member, curvable portion, etc.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska
    Inventor: Gregory Gordon
  • Patent number: 10391327
    Abstract: A transcutaneous connection between an exterior and an interior of a human or animal body includes a cylindrical skin penetration piece which provides a passage through the skin and has a longitudinal axis that determines the direction of passage through the skin. Wound-healing action and reliable disinfection are effected using an annular flat electrode arrangement, which has a contact surface at an angle to the longitudinal axis, can be fastened to the skin penetration piece. The electrode arrangement includes a flat electrode and a flat dielectric shielding the electrode relative to the surface of the skin, and is designed as a counter-electrode to generate a dielectric barrier plasma between the dielectric and the surface of the skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: OTTOBOCK SE & CO. KGAA
    Inventors: Richard Skiera, Michael Meyer, Dirk Wandke, Matthias Kopp
  • Patent number: 10350133
    Abstract: An apparatus for treating myofascial and/or musculoskeletal tissue imbalances. The apparatus comprises a soft tissue mobilizing device having a front surface and a back surface. The back surface has an adhesive to adhere the device directly to the soft tissue area of a patient's body where muscle tension, aches and pain are present. The device when applied decompresses the soft tissue area being treated. The front surface includes a tab gripping mechanism to allow the patient or a therapist to grip the tab for manually lifting and shifting the soft tissue area under the mobilizing device being treated. The manual lifting and shifting of the patient's soft tissue reduces the time period for normalizing the myofascial and/or musculoskeletal tissue area being treated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Inventors: Frank Dahlor, Will Kramer, Horace J. Ferrante
  • Patent number: 10166377
    Abstract: A spinal treatment method and device are provided. The treatment method includes a catheter introduction step of inserting a balloon catheter into a treatment site between nerves extending from a spine, while being bifurcated, and a lesion area that compresses the nerves; and a treatment step of dilating a balloon, on which anti-inflammatory agent is disposed, of the balloon catheter at the treatment site, and applying the anti-inflammatory agent to the treatment site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Toshio Maki, Kazuyuki Kurata, Daisuke Nakashima
  • Patent number: 10155071
    Abstract: Systems and methods for treating a plurality of tissue sites include a multi-port therapy unit. The multi-port therapy unit includes a plurality of patient-side ports each fluidly coupled to a plurality of conduits and a fluid reservoir fluidly coupled to the plurality of ports. A plurality of pressure sensors are associated with the plurality of patient-side ports to determining a pressure associated with each conduit. A controller is operatively coupled to the plurality of pressure sensors to receive treatment pressure data, monitor pressure for each pressure sensor of the plurality of pressure sensors, and signal an alarm condition if the pressure is outside of a pre-selected range. The system includes a reduced-pressure source fluidly coupled to a dressing at each tissue site through the multi-port therapy unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Brian Locke, Richard Daniel John Coulthard, James Luckemeyer, Richard Marvin Kazala, Jr., Benjamin A. Pratt, Timothy Mark Robinson
  • Patent number: 10149930
    Abstract: A dressing system is disclosed which has a sponge and a near infrared spectroscopy sensor positioned adjacent to the sponge for monitoring oxygenation levels of tissue adjacent to the sponge. The dressing system may further include a tube coupled to the sponge for removing fluid from the sponge. The dressing system comprises: a sponge; and a tensioning system coupled to the sponge. The tensioning system further comprises a central longitudinal member coupled to the sponge; and at least one tensioning member coupled to the central longitudinal member. A sequential compression system comprises: an envelope sleeve dressing; and a bladder that is both expandable and retractable. A tissue filler system is also described and includes a plurality of tubes; wherein each of the plurality of tubes further comprises apertures; and a pump coupled to at least one of the tubes which obviates the need for any sponge or wound screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: J&M SHULER, INC.
    Inventor: Michael Simms Shuler
  • Patent number: 10143825
    Abstract: A catheter management system comprises several layers where a top layer has one or more channels to receive one or more elongated medical devices or members and a bottom layer comprises adhesive to secure the catheter management system to a patient or other secure site in the operating field. A firm upper surface causes the elongated medical devices or members to stay in the channels, whereas a firm inner layer facilitates maintaining the shape of the catheter management system and providing resistance for an operator to easily release an elongated medical device or member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Nexus Control Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Todd J. Cohen
  • Patent number: 10137292
    Abstract: A catheter covering device with at least a sleeve and an adhesive film is provided. The catheter covering device may further include a water indicator attached to the adhesive film and a desiccant paper attached to the water indicator. The adhesive film may include a larger diameter than the water indicator and the desiccant paper. Thereby the adhesive film is exposed around the circumference of the water indicator and desiccant paper. A catheter may be inserted into the sleeve and the adhesive film may be adhered to a user's skin. The catheter covering device may thereby protect the catheter from the elements. If moisture enters the catheter covering device, the desiccant paper may absorb the moisture and activate the water indicator, indicating to the user that the catheter covering device has been contaminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Inventor: Pascal Dabel
  • Patent number: 10080582
    Abstract: A skin insertion mechanism includes a needle fixedly positioned in a needle holder with a connector (or connective means) to an injection or analysis system having a skin attachment plate coated with an adhesive layer and a spacer mechanism kept in the ready-to-use position, the skin attachment plate is spaced away from a needle support covering the needle. Subcutaneous insertion of the needle is effected by attachment of the adhesive layer to the skin and releasing the spacer mechanism by applying a pre-set trigger point pressure against the skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: PharmaSens AG
    Inventors: Paul Hadvary, Hansjorg Tschirky
  • Patent number: 10022498
    Abstract: A system and method for monitoring and delivering medication to a patient includes a controller that has a control algorithm and a closed loop control that monitors the control algorithm. A sensor is in communication with the controller and monitors a medical condition. A rule base application in the controller receives data from the sensor and the closed loop control and compares the data to predetermined medical information to determine the risk of automation of therapy to the patient. The controller then provides a predetermined risk threshold where below the predetermined risk threshold automated closed loop medication therapy is provided. If the predetermined risk threshold is met or exceeded, automated therapy adjustments may not occur and user/clinician intervention is requested.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: ICU Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy L. Ruchti, Mohammad M. Khair
  • Patent number: 9968765
    Abstract: A convection enhanced delivery device comprises a support member and an elongated microcatheter carried by the support member. The microcatheter projects lengthwise away from the support member. The microcatheter includes a catheter lumen extending in a first direction. A fluid conduit carried by the support member. The fluid conduit includes a conduit lumen that extends in a second direction different than the first direction. The conduit lumen is in fluid communication with the catheter lumen. An inlet port and a connecting port are also carried by the support member. The inlet port is in fluid communication with the fluid conduit. The connecting port is separate from the inlet port and is in fluid communication with the fluid conduit. The connecting port is configured to engage an end portion of an external fluid conduit such that the external fluid conduit projects away from the connecting port and from the support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Inventors: Michael A. Vogelbaum, Shengqiang Gao, William Kolosi
  • Patent number: 9968760
    Abstract: Device for fixing and protecting a needle, this device having a first and a second adhesive part, separated by a central part, the first part being intended to be fixed to the skin, opposite the chosen penetration site for the needle, only one of the faces of the first part being adhesive, and a cutting line defining two longitudinal arms, each of these two arms including an outermost part belonging to the second adhesive part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: NEPHROKIT
    Inventor: Mokhtar Chawki
  • Patent number: 9907941
    Abstract: A convection enhanced delivery device comprises a support member and an elongated microcatheter carried by the support member. The microcatheter projects lengthwise away from the support member. The microcatheter includes a catheter lumen extending in a first direction. A fluid conduit carried by the support member. The fluid conduit includes a conduit lumen that extends in a second direction different than the first direction. The conduit lumen is in fluid communication with the catheter lumen. An inlet port and a connecting port are also carried by the support member. The inlet port is in fluid communication with the fluid conduit. The connecting port is separate from the inlet port and is in fluid communication with the fluid conduit. The connecting port is configured to engage an end portion of an external fluid conduit such that the external fluid conduit projects away from the connecting port and from the support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Inventors: Michael A. Vogelbaum, Shengqiang Gao, William Kolosi
  • Patent number: 9844639
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a patient interface device, such as a mask, nasal pillow, or nasal cannula, that includes an adhesive layer provided on a surface thereof that is structured to temporarily bond to the skin of a user of the patient interface device. The adhesive layer may include a bonding agent, such as a polymer gel, having a residual extraction force of between about 50 grams and about 200 grams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventor: Peter Chi Fai Ho
  • Patent number: 9827398
    Abstract: An integrated vascular delivery system and method of use, the system including: a frame having a catheter hub that provides a first anchoring point on the patient and receives a catheter insertable in the patient to transfer fluid at an insertion site, a stabilization hub that provides a second anchoring point on the patient, at least one lateral member extending between the catheter and stabilization hubs, and a fluidic channel. The frame operates in a folded configuration in which the hubs are coupleable and an unfolded configuration in which the anchoring points are distributed around the insertion site to anchor the frame to the patient, thereby stabilizing the catheter. In some embodiments, the system further includes a septum that helps prevent fluid leakage from the catheter hub, or a needle shield that covers the distal end of a needle used during catheter insertion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Tangent Medical Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven B. White, Adrienne Rose Harris, Elyse White, Nathan Farrell, Ronald Dean Duis, Henry J. H. Brown
  • Patent number: 9808601
    Abstract: Devices and methods are provided for sealing a catheter insertion site to maintain sterility. In one embodiment, a catheter dressing is provided that includes an adhesive plate configured for attachment to the skin of a patient and a flexible sheath that extends proximally from the adhesive plate. The sheath can be capable of longitudinal extension from a compressed to an extended state and can be configured in its extended state to surround an external segment of a catheter implanted in the patient and circumferentially seal to a portion of the external segment at a distance from the adhesive plate. The dressing can also be configured to restrict longitudinal movement of the catheter while at the same time permitting non-longitudinal movement. One-piece rigid or semi-rigid dressing bodies are also disclosed, as are various methods and devices for facilitating removal and or replacement of a catheter dressing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Inventor: Robert E. Helm, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9730696
    Abstract: A surgical pin compressive wound dressing housing is described as a device that couples with a wound dressing material or sponge of a specific type and provides a protective closed environment for the surgical point of entry wound where surgical pins or wires are applied. In addition, this device serves to stabilize such surgical pins or wires as they protrude from the surgically made pin site wound upon a patient's skin. Such pins or wires are often utilized, but not limited to, the fixation of fractured bones or when anatomic stabilization is needed. The unique cup like design of the wound dressing housing allows it to couple with a specific type of wound dressing material that has similar geometric features. The top of the wound dressing housing has a central pin hole whereby a pin stem extends upward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Inventor: Stephen Michael Sanders, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9713676
    Abstract: An autoinjector includes a body (10, 12), a syringe (13) or cartridge disposed within the body, and a plunger (60) moveable during operation between a first and a second position to effect an injection, the plunger including a transverse passage (66) containing a moveable magnetic element (68) of a magnetic pair, the body including another magnetic element (54) at a position such that, on the plunger reaching and/or nearing its second position, the magnetic attraction therebetween causes a sound-emitting impact, the plunger (60) including a magnetic keeper element (72) mounted adjacent the transverse passage and adapted to hold the movable magnetic element (68) against movement until attraction by the other magnetic pair element (54), wherein the keeper element (72) is disposed on the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: OWEN MUMFORD LIMITED
    Inventors: David Latham, Robert Wozencroft
  • Patent number: 9630377
    Abstract: Adhesive devices used as wound dressings, ingredient delivery devices and IV hold-downs include a handling layer comprised of a layer of conductive material and at least one layer of non-conductive material, adhered to the non-adhesive coated side of an adhesive coated polymeric film layer, by an electrostatic charge, rather than by an adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Corium International, Inc.
    Inventors: David R. Johnson, Steven R. Klemm
  • Patent number: 9604031
    Abstract: Brackets, systems comprising a bracket, and methods for securing medical articles. The bracket can include a base, a post coupled to the base and extending upwardly from the base in a direction generally normal to a first major surface of the base, and an arm coupled to the base and extending generally parallel to the first major surface of the base. The arm can be spaced a distance from the first major surface of the base to define a channel under the arm that is dimensioned to receive at least a portion of the medical article. The arm can be cantilevered, and the post and the arm can each be fixed with respect to the base. Methods can include abutting an external surface of the medical article against the post; and moving a portion of the medical article into the channel defined by the arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Steven B. Heinecke, Phong V. Ha, Donald G. Peterson, Daniel P. DeCabooter, Matthew H. Fryxell, Jia Hu, Peter M. Eisenberg, Thomas G. Skulley
  • Patent number: 9592046
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for the securement of tissue and in particular for placement of a tongue base suspension fiber for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. The system incorporates disposable connectors with releasable needles to facilitate the placement of fibers with minimal increase in suture site dilation or trauma.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Ethicon, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Rousseau, David Lindh
  • Patent number: 9579487
    Abstract: A single piece, single cavity, reusable waterproof catheter cover having an elongated body closed at the bottom end with a catheter entry opening to the cavity (C) surrounded by a flange (A) at the opposite top end. When the wrapped or unwrapped catheter and the catheter's entry port into the body are encased in the catheter housing (B), the flange lies flat against the skin and a waterproof adhesive film patch having a hole (D) in the center is used to affix the flange to the skin all the way around, providing a secure water-tight seal. The cover is made out of a pliable yet sturdy, durable, easily sanitized, medical grade material that allows the cover to be reused frequently and indefinitely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Inventor: Carl Michael Mancino
  • Patent number: 9550043
    Abstract: Some embodiments of a medical device anchor system include an anchor device that secures a medical instrument (such as a catheter or the like) in place relative to a skin penetration point using subcutaneous anchors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: INTERRAD Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael S. Rosenberg, Mark R. Christianson
  • Patent number: 9550044
    Abstract: A device for stabilizing a patient catheter includes a medical valve and a male luer connector for connection to a catheter. The medical valve has an open mode that permits fluid flow through the valve and a closed mode that prevents fluid through the valve. The medical valve also includes a housing having an inlet and an outlet. The device also includes a docking pod that has an internal fluid path. The docking pod is fluidly connected to the male luer connector, and secured to the patient via a docking pod adhesive layer that is at least partially located beneath at least a portion of the docking pod. The device also includes an adherent substrate having a first film layer and a second film layer that at least partially define a fluid pathway extending through the adherent substrate and fluidly connecting the outlet of the medical valve and the docking pod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: NP Medical Inc.
    Inventors: Luis Maseda, Todd M. Chelak, Nicholas Dennis, Ian Kimball
  • Patent number: 9545502
    Abstract: A device for stabilizing a patient catheter includes a docking pod with a body, an inlet, an outlet, an internal fluid path between the inlet and the outlet, and a securement surface located on an underside of the docking pod. A docking pod adhesive layer located at least partially on the securement surface of the docking pod may secure the docking pod to the patient such that the securement surface and the docking pod adhesive layer form a generally planar or concave surface when secured to the patient. A valve mechanism located within the internal fluid path of the docking pod may control fluid flow through the docking pod. The device may also have a luer connector that is fluidly connected to the outlet of the docking pod and configured to be connected to the catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: NP Medical Inc.
    Inventors: Luis Maseda, Todd Chelak, Nicholas Dennis, Ian Kimball
  • Patent number: 9511195
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for providing subcutaneous hydration are disclosed. A system for providing subcutaneous hydration may include an infusion bag including a hydration fluid, a tubing removably connected to the infusion bag, a squeezable bulb at least partially encompassing the tubing for at least one of flushing and priming the tubing, and a deployment device including an integrated needle which is operative provide subcutaneous hydration through the needle. A deployment device for subcutaneous hydration includes a base may include a needle aperture, a spring-loaded barrel attached the base and including a needle, and a firing mechanism within the barrel for deploying the needle from the barrel and further operative to project the needle through the aperture only when a tent of skin has been raised within the aperture for injection. A method for providing subcutaneous hydration may include steps necessary to operate the systems and devices for subcutaneous hydration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: University Hospitals of Cleveland
    Inventors: Johnie Rose, Conor P. Delaney
  • Patent number: 9480821
    Abstract: An anchoring system for securing a catheter to a patient includes an anchor pad and a retainer. The retainer is supported by the anchor pad and includes a base and a cover. A groove upon the base is arranged to receive a branching site of a catheter where the lumens merge distal to the insertion site. One or more posts also protrude from the base to the cover at a position which will be disposed between the two distal branches of the catheter. The cover closes over the base, securing the branching site between the groove and the posts. The contact between the retainer and catheter thereby inhibits inadvertent motion of the catheter upon the patient. A latch mechanism is disposed upon the retainer to maintain the cover in a closed position over the branching site of the catheter on the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Venetec International, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Ciccone, Cory McCluskey
  • Patent number: 9457169
    Abstract: A medical article securement system comprising a bracket and a flap for securing a medical article. The bracket can include a base, and an arm coupled to the base and extending generally parallel to the first major surface of the base. The arm can be spaced a distance from the first major surface of the base to define a channel under the arm that can be dimensioned to receive at least a portion of the medical article. The flap can include a fixed end, and a free end that is movable with respect to the bracket between a first position in which the flap is not positioned over the bracket, and a second position in which at least a portion of the flap is positioned over the bracket to further inhibit movement of the medical article. The fixed end of the flap can be coupled to the bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Donald G. Peterson, Steven B. Heinecke, Phong V. Ha, Daniel P. DeCabooter, Matthew H. Fryxell, Jia Hu, Peter M. Eisenberg, Thomas G. Skulley
  • Patent number: 9433753
    Abstract: In various embodiments of the invention, a system and dynamic device are provided to create stability of tube placement in medical and other applications. The described systems and principles also apply in other environments outside of medicine and healthcare. The described medical tubing stabilizer adheres to the tubing itself providing handles or anchors to prevent stitch slippage and to prevent the tubing from falling out in any situation that requires a semi or permanent tubing placement. The device also aides in stabilizing the tubing in the wound site, and thus maximizes placement in its intended area of effect (e.g., in the body cavity, in a medical context). These stabilizing effects substantially minimize slippage of stitching holding the tubing in place to prevent the tubing from falling out or becoming dislodged or displace, thus preventing irritation and damage to the skin around the wound site, infection, seroma, edema and morbidity in a medical context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Inventor: Barbara R. Holliday
  • Patent number: 9358366
    Abstract: A catheter securement device adapted to be adhesively mounted to the skin of a patient to secure a catheter in place, the device having a flexible, thin, sheet-like base member with a distal edge and a midportion, and a releasable, flexible, thin, sheet-like retention member comprising a fixed end, a releasable end, a and a distal edge, wherein the distal edge of the retention member is offset from the distal edge of the base member to define an uplift focus area in the midportion of the base member, such that upward pull on the catheter is transferred to the midportion of the base member to preclude the base member from being peeled from the patient's skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: TIDI Securement Products, LLC
    Inventors: Kurt Kyvik, Arthur Parkhurst, Brian William Tait
  • Patent number: 9320840
    Abstract: A vacuum dressing to cover a medical device insertion site, generally comprising a transparent film dressing member, adapted to form a sealed region between the film dressing member and a region of skin surrounding the insertion site; a sponge/foam member adapted to be positioned over the insertion site; and vacuum tubing, wherein the vacuum tubing permits vacuum pressure to be applied to the sealed region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Inventor: Luis F. Angel
  • Patent number: 9302031
    Abstract: A medical device for draining a fluid from the body of a patient includes a tubular member having an open distal end that resides interiorly of the body of a patient and a proximal end that extends exteriorly of the body of the patient. The tubular member has an inner surface extending between the distal end and the proximal end, wherein the inner surface defines a lumen. An interior member is disposed in the lumen and extends along a length of the inner surface. The interior member is engaged with the inner surface such that a chamber is defined therebetween. A conduit is engaged with the tubular member for transmission of an inflation fluid to selectively vary a dimension of the chamber for freeing clogged debris in the lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventor: Kurt J. Tekulve
  • Patent number: 9278194
    Abstract: Protective device for protecting a port needle or Huber needle against shifting and for protecting at least one port needle puncture site and/or incision site. A frame-like spacer element is provided with an inner opening, recess or cutout for surrounding or receiving the port needle or Huber needle, which frame-like spacer element has a height corresponding to at least half the height of the port needle or Huber needle and has at least one means for fixing or securing the spacer element in the area of a port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: PFM MEDICAL AG
    Inventor: Helmut Knobloch
  • Patent number: 9233203
    Abstract: A needle structure for communicating media to or from a patient includes a hollow shaft having two ends and a longitudinal dimension between the two ends. A passage is provided along at least a portion of its longitudinal dimension for conveying a flowable media. The shaft has at least one bend along its longitudinal dimension to dampen motion of one end of the needle relative to the other end of the needle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Sheldon B. Moberg, Ian B. Hanson, Paul S. Cheney, II
  • Patent number: 9233228
    Abstract: A medical appliance securing device. In one embodiment, the device includes a pair of anchoring patches, each of the anchoring patches having an inner edge. A retaining tab extends from and interconnects the inner edges of the anchoring patches. The retaining tab has a first end fixed to the patches and a second end that is free to move relative to patches so that the retaining tab may be wrapped around at least a portion of a medical appliance. Complementary fasteners are adhered to the fixed and free ends of the retaining tab. Both the anchoring patches and the retaining tab are made up of a multi-layer material that includes a breathable non-woven fabric, a pressure-sensitive adhesive adhered to one surface of the fabric, and a moisture-barrier layer adhered to the opposite surface of the fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: M.C. JOHNSON CO., INC.
    Inventors: Matthew John LeLievre, Randel B. Holmes
  • Patent number: 9227039
    Abstract: A holder or stabilizing device for medical IV or catheters having flexible tubing attached. An elongated strap-like panel made of a flexible material has an intermediate portion and a pair of attachment portions extending in opposite directions from the intermediate portion, the intermediate and attachment portions defining opposite side edges of the panel. The panel has an outside side generally visible during use. A pair of tubing-securing apertures is provided in the intermediate portion located generally adjacent respective opposite sides of the panel and across from each other, with an adhesive area on the intermediate portion on the outside side between the at least one pair of tubing-securing apertures and is positioned so as to engage the flexible tubing when passing through and extending on the outside side of the panel between the pair of tubing-securing apertures. A set of holders may be provided, color-coded to indicate particular size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Inventor: Robert H. Williams, Sr.
  • Patent number: 9220869
    Abstract: A dressing having integral antimicrobial includes a transparent film layer having a top side, an opposite bottom side, and an insertion site viewing portion. The dressing also includes an antimicrobial member having a top side and an opposite bottom side. The antimicrobial member top side is adhered to the film layer bottom side in the insertion site viewing portion. The antimicrobial member includes at least one pair of elongated, spacedly disposed portions defining a slot therebetween. A zone of inhibition defined by the antimicrobial member covers an entire area of the slot between the member portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Centurion Medical Products Corp.
    Inventor: Donald J. Propp
  • Patent number: 9220837
    Abstract: A method and a device for a delivery of a chemical substance to the body of the patient are provided. The device includes an infusion catheter configured to be inserted into a tissue, a catheter securing element configured to be adhered to the skin of the patient and further configured to secure the infusion catheter to the skin, a drug delivery pump configured to infuse a drug into the infusion catheter for delivery to a drug infused region on the body of the patient, and a treatment element configured to apply a treatment to the drug infused region to improve pharmacodynamics of the drug during a period of delivery of the drug to the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: INSULINE MEDICAL LTD.
    Inventors: Benny Pesach, Ron Nagar, Gabriel Bitton, Ram Weiss
  • Patent number: 9174027
    Abstract: A medical catheter or tube clamp or support structure that is secured to an infant and holds a medical tube in place to prevent the tube from pistoning (axially moving within the infant relative to the entry point). In one embodiment, the medical tube claim comprises a catheter securing system that further includes a base that further includes at least one base member, a tube support member integrally formed with at least one base member that allows the tube to be inserted into an umbilical cord or stub in a relationally secure manner to prevent the tube from pistoning within an infant, and at one least channel for receiving a tube or catheter of a specified size and for securing the tube or catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Inventors: Clay Kennard, James A. Harrison
  • Patent number: 9174026
    Abstract: A neonatal syringe retention device provides a means to retain a syringe in an elevated location inside of an incubator. The device comprises a suction cup removably attached to an interior wall surface of an incubator. The device also comprises a strap having a distal end comprising an aperture to hold the syringe body, and a proximal end having a plurality of apertures which adjust the overall length of the strap held from the suction cup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Inventor: Robin Hughes
  • Patent number: 9168357
    Abstract: A linear object manipulation assisting device is provided which allows easy manipulation of a linear object. A wire manipulation assisting device as a linear object manipulation assisting device assists manipulation of a delivery wire penetrating through a Y connector. The Y connector includes a main branch through which the delivery wire penetrates, and a side port that branches off from the main branch. A microcatheter having the delivery wire inserted therein is connected to one end of the main branch. The wire manipulation assisting device includes a fixing portion for fixing the Y connector and a placement portion attached to the fixing portion. A portion of the delivery wire that protrudes from the other end of the main branch can be manipulated with at least the first and second fingers of the right hand with the carpal portion of the right hand being placed on the placement portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Inventors: Makoto Dehara, Masatake Yuki
  • Patent number: 9155867
    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: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Bart D. Peterson, Zachary Graham Forbes