Having Collapsible Material Reservoir (e.g., Squeeze Bulb, Etc.) Patents (Class 604/212)
  • Patent number: 10300258
    Abstract: An apparatus for natural treatment for middle ear infection has a single use sachet. The sachet has a pocket that holds a limited quantity of mustard essential oil. The sachet has a neck and a dropper and the sachet can be squeezed to flow drops for pouring into an ear canal. The sachet is put in a microwave oven just before use for only substantially 30 seconds to heat the oil and up to five drops of heated oil is squeezed into an ear canal of a person with severe ear itching indicative of a middle ear infection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Inventor: Tara Chand Singhal
  • Patent number: 10143791
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to medical fluid pumping systems and related devices and methods. In some aspects, a medical fluid pumping system includes a medical fluid pumping machine including a piston head that can be linearly displaced and a medical fluid cassette that can be secured to the medical fluid pumping machine. The medical fluid cassette includes a fastening member attached to a region of a flexible membrane overlying a fluid pump chamber, and the piston head is configured to be mechanically connected to the fastening member of the cassette.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean Farrell, Tri Ly, Gurpreet Singh, Kulwinder S. Plahey, DeLoy Lindley, Ignacio Serrato, Venugopal Raghavendra Ghatikar, Michael David Young
  • Patent number: 10039884
    Abstract: A single use pre-filled delivery device is disclosed having a deformable container including a side wall having an inside surface defining a chamber for retaining fluid, a clip element, and a locking element. The deformable container further includes a closed proximal end and an open distal end including a male luer tip having a passageway therethrough providing fluid communication with the chamber. The male luer tip may be removably connectable to a female luer connection of a vascular access device. The clip element includes a distal end, proximal end, and a pivot located between the distal end and the proximal end of the clip element for collapsing the deformable container to drive fluid out of the chamber by movement of the proximal end towards the distal end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Suzanne Ferreri, Adam Zerda, James J. Kennedy, III, Morgan Carlson, Darrin Manke, Lee Panecki
  • Patent number: 10018644
    Abstract: A cartridge for dispensing a fluid is presented. The cartridge comprises a reservoir chamber for receiving the fluid. The reservoir chamber has a fluid outlet. The cartridge further comprises a controllable dispenser component for dispensing a dispensing volume of the fluid from the reservoir chamber. The dispenser component is connected to the fluid outlet of the reservoir. The cartridge further comprises a single compressible fluid pump with a single elastic pumping element and a conduit extending from the fluid pump towards the fluid outlet. The fluid pump discharges a mixing volume of the fluid from the conduit into the reservoir chamber upon compression of the elastic pumping element. The mixing volume depends on the degree of compression of the elastic pumping element. The fluid pump sucks in the mixing volume from the reservoir into the conduit upon decompression of the elastic pumping element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignees: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc., Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Thorsten Brueckner, Christoph Boehm, Juergen Spinke, Terumi Tamura, Taku Sakazume, Kyoko Imai
  • Patent number: 9913944
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for a syringe adapter. In one embodiment, an adapter/cap assembly is threadably engaged to a syringe for enteral feeding applications. The adapter cannot be removed from the syringe to prevent the syringe from being used for IV applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Inventor: Alan Reid
  • Patent number: 9731063
    Abstract: A portable functional vaginal cleansing apparatus is provided to prevent inflammation in vagina, to maintain cleanness, and to enhance massage effect. A portable functional vaginal cleansing apparatus comprises: a doughnut-shaped main body; a semicylinder water tank with a water level indicator (100) on the outside and a coupling protrusion inside; a handle part (380) with a coupling groove mounted at the coupling protrusion; a pumping unit (210) with a motor and a pump; and a control unit (290) with a rotator which is formed to rotate within a predetermined range, a insertion protrusion connected to a hose, an insertion unit with a nozzle part, an on and off switch, a water level controller, and an operation lamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Inventors: Mi Chong Shin, In Sung Shin
  • Patent number: 9581942
    Abstract: A system in accordance with embodiments of the present invention includes a permeable tissue collection vessel or filter element disposed within a collection container. Collected tissue is deposited within the filter element through an inlet. Fluid that passes through the filter element is withdrawn from the collection canister through an outlet. An access port can be provided in a lid of the collection container to facilitate the removal of collected tissue from the tissue collection vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Shippert Enterprises, LLC
    Inventor: Ronald D. Shippert
  • Patent number: 9433726
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, kits and systems are disclosed that allow a transfer of medication from a manufacturer's vial, ampoule or other container through a closed system transfer to an intravenous apparatus and into a patient, while reducing additional steps, procedures, components required for the same transfer procedure to reduce sources of human error and medical administered errors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Parenteral Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Michael A. Creaturo
  • Patent number: 9132262
    Abstract: An applicator 270 includes a stem 174 having an axially-formed slot delivery passage 200. A slot 176 is formed transaxially through the stem 174 and is in communication with the slot delivery passage 200. An extended side wall 176b is formed on one side of the slot 176. A flat surface 276 is formed in the stem 174 and extends angularly away from an opposite side of the slot 176 and from the extended side wall 176b to provide a wide slot opening at an external surface 195 of the stem for dispensing a cream from the opening. A trough-like cleft 306 can be formed in the external surface 195 of a solid portion of the stem 174, distally of the slot 176, to provide an axially-extended path for the cream being dispensed through the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Inventors: Irwin R. Berman, Richard D. Gillespie, III, Gervasio Salgado, Armand Maaskamp, Ryan Maaskamp
  • Patent number: 9132238
    Abstract: A single use pre-filled delivery device comprising a deformable container, a one-way valve, and male luer connector is described. Also described are methods of flushing vascular access devices using a single use pre-filled delivery device as described herein is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Suzanne Ferreri, Adam Zerda, James J. Kennedy, III, Lee Panecki
  • Patent number: 9060896
    Abstract: An earwax cleaner includes a bag-shaped holding portion and a soft earwax picking sleeve. The rear section of the bag-shaped holding portion is provided with a resilient bag-shaped body, and the front section is a pipe with an opening. The earwax picking sleeve has a reduced mouth at the distal end and a plurality of protrusions on an outer wall thereof. The earwax picking sleeve is fitted on the pipe of the holding portion. The opening of the pipe is aligned with the mouth of the earwax picking sleeve to form an open end for the air in the bag-shaped body of the holding portion to pass in and out. When in use, the pipe is inserted in the ear and the holding portion is slightly turned with the protrusions to pick the earwax from the wall of the ear to be collected in the bag-shaped body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Inventor: Shyh-Jen Lai
  • Publication number: 20150141934
    Abstract: A medicant injection device includes a compressible body, a tip, and an outer luer body. The compressible body has a proximal end, a distal end, and a plurality of bellows, and defines an inner cavity for holding a liquid medicant. The tip is positioned at the proximal end of the compressible body. The outer luer body includes internal threads, and is positioned over and engaged with the tip to form a first fitting therewith. The first fitting is configured to be connected with a second fitting. A medicant injection device includes a compressible body having first and second arms, a receptacle interconnected with the compressible body and defining an inner cavity, and a first fitting configured to engage a second fitting. The compressible body is configured to be compressed by forcing the distal end of the first and second arm toward each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Christopher E. Gardner, Robert Banik, Thomas Leo McGurk
  • Publication number: 20150126937
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a self-injection mechanism that causes a solution (2) having predetermined efficacy to permeate the skin (1) for skin improvement and beauty treatment. The present invention includes: an accommodation unit (10) having a space (11) therein for accommodating the solution (2), an inlet (12) which sucks only air at one end, and an outlet (15) which is open so that the solution (2) is discharged at the other end; a pumping unit (20) coupled to the outlet (15) of the accommodation unit (10) so as to be in communication with the same, having an airless pump (21) which discharges the solution (2) by an up and down movement at the center; and an injection unit (30) coupled with the airless pump (21) of the pumping unit (20) so as to be in communication with the same, causing the solution (2) which is discharged by the up and down movement to permeate the skin (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Ji Young Chang
  • Patent number: 8968257
    Abstract: A coded cartridge holder system is disclosed for use with a cartridge assembly (20) containing a fluid and a delivery device (10), where the system has keyed connectors (5, 5?, 6, 6?) to prevent accidental attachment of the wrong fluid delivery device (10). The system comprises a coupling (1) attachable to the dose setting portion (12) of the device (10) and keyed to the proximal end of the cartridge holder (14). The cartridge holder (14) may also contain medical coding (27, 28) to correspond to matching coding (27?, 28?) on the distal end of a cartridge assembly (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Uwe Dasbach, Steffen Raab, Michael Harms, Udo Stauder, Volker Korger
  • Publication number: 20150018778
    Abstract: An enema includes a liquid in a dispenser having a bottle, a nozzle attached to the bottle, and a valve. The valve may be a membrane having a slit and a thickness of at most 0.90 mm. The valve may be attached to the bottle or it may be attached to the nozzle. The enema can be administered more easily, with a lower amount of force. A method of bowel cleansing includes inserting the enema into a rectum and applying a compression force to the enema bottle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Charles H. Cox
  • Publication number: 20150005714
    Abstract: A device for nasal lavage is described. The device ejects a gentle flow of fluid under pressure. The fluid stream provides a high quantity of fluid at low pressure. The low pressure fluid stream is more comfortable for a user than a high pressure fluid stream that is delivered by some types of pressurized cans of solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventor: Ketan C. Mehta
  • Publication number: 20140358092
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for the administration of a probiotic composition to a vaginal cavity and to compositions, devices and kits for use in this method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: BIOSOMA BV
    Inventor: Floris Koumans
  • Publication number: 20140296793
    Abstract: A nasal aspirator is adapted to remove fluid or tissue from a nasal passageway. The aspirator includes an aspirator tube sized to fit in a nasal passageway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: James R. Varney, Bryan R. Hotaling
  • Publication number: 20140288532
    Abstract: An apparatus for natural cure for middle ear infection has a single use sachet. The sachet has a pocket that holds a limited quantity of mustard essential oil. The sachet has a neck and a dropper and sachet can be squeezed to flow drops for pouring into an ear canal. The sachet is put in a microwave oven just before use for only substantially 30 seconds to heat the oil and up to five drops of heated oil is squeezed into an ear canal of a person with severe ear itching indicative of a middle ear infection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2013
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventor: Tara Chand Singhal
  • Patent number: 8827946
    Abstract: Formulations and methods of manufacture are provided for granisetron dry powder compositions suitable for intranasal administration. Also provided are methods of use for preventing or controlling emesis and other diseases and disorders and devices, compositions, and methods for nasal delivery of therapeutic formulations. Devices for delivery of dry powder formulations are also provided. Devices can be single-use devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Shin Nippon Biomedical Laboratories, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsuo Tsutsui, Ryoichi Nagata, Shunji Haruta
  • Patent number: 8690025
    Abstract: A dispensing container according to the invention includes a container body having a rod-like shape. The dispensing container is therefore compact and the user can hold the dispensing container as if the user holds a pen and use the thumb, the index finger, and any other finger to apply pressure to the dispensing container so as to dispense a drug solution. A heat insulating grip is attached to the outer circumferential surface of the container body, whereby heat originating from the body temperature of a finger of the user will not be transferred to the drug solution or volatilize it. No excessive dispensing that is not intended by the user will therefore occur. Since the container body is thin and hence unlikely crashed, the user can make adjustment of the pressure applied by the thumb, the index finger, and any other finger to readily extract a single droplet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: GC Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichi Kojima, Masayuki Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20140039411
    Abstract: A device for nasal lavage is described. The device ejects a gentle flow of fluid under pressure. The fluid stream provides a high quantity of fluid at low pressure. The low pressure fluid stream is more comfortable for a user than a high pressure fluid stream that are delivered by various types of pressurized cans of solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Inventor: Ketan C. Mehta
  • Publication number: 20130345672
    Abstract: A single use pre-filled delivery device comprising a deformable container, a one-way valve, and male luer connector is described. Also described are methods of flushing vascular access devices using a single use pre-filled delivery device as described herein is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventors: Suzanne Ferreri, Adam Zerda, James J. Kennedy, III, Lee Panecki
  • Publication number: 20130317429
    Abstract: A tissue penetrating system has a housing member. A plurality of penetrating members are positioned in the housing member. A tissue stabilizing member is coupled to the housing. A penetrating member sensor is coupled to the plurality of penetrating members. The penetrating member sensor is configured to provide information relative to a depth of penetration of a penetrating member through a skin surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Dominique M. Freeman
  • Patent number: 8529532
    Abstract: Described generally herein are tissue therapy devices, which may comprise a sealant layer and a suction apparatus. The sealant layer functions so as to create a sealed enclosure between it and the surface of a patient by forming, preferably, an airtight seal around an area of tissue that requires negative pressure therapy. The tissue therapy device may comprise a suction apparatus. The suction apparatus is typically in fluid communication with the sealant layer and functions so as to reduce the amount of pressure present underneath the sealant layer. The reduced pressure is self-created by the suction apparatus. Together the sealant layer and the suction apparatus preferably create a closed reduced pressure therapy system. Preferably, the pressure under the sealant layer is reduced by expanding the volume of the enclosure space and thereby decreasing the density of the air molecules under the sealant layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Moshe Pinto, Dean Hu, Kenton Fong
  • Publication number: 20130197450
    Abstract: A device for nasal lavage is described. The device ejects a gentle flow of fluid under pressure. The fluid stream provides a high quantity of fluid at low pressure. The low pressure fluid stream is more comfortable for a user than a high pressure fluid stream that is delivered by some types of pressurized cans of solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Inventor: Ketan C. Mehta
  • Publication number: 20130096493
    Abstract: An administration device can discharge a prescribed, equal amount of medicine a number of times by spraying. A spraying device includes a barrel; a gasket provided slidably movable in liquid-tight manner in the barrel; a rod coupled to a base end of the gasket; and a regulating member provided on the barrel, having a projection that can slidably fit with the guide groove. The guide groove includes at least first and second continuous administering grooves. The second administering groove is configured to include a transitional portion extending in the circumferential direction with a groove wall on the base end side aligned with the base end of the first administering portion, and a second administering portion extending from the transitional portion to a base end along the longitudinal direction. An energizing protrusion engageable with the projection is provided at a boundary between the transitional portion and the second administering portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: NIPRO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomohiko Kubo, Teruhisa Hirobe
  • Patent number: 8414549
    Abstract: A personal cleaning apparatus includes a housing that has a bottom wall and a peripheral wall. The peripheral wall has an upper edge defining an opening into the housing. A conduit has a first end and a second end and a perimeter wall extending between the first and second ends. The first and second ends are open. The upper edge of the peripheral wall is integrally attached to and coextensive with the conduit and the conduit is in fluid communication with an interior of the housing. An applicator includes a body portion and a top wall. The body portion has an open distal end with respect to the top wall that is positioned in the conduit. The top wall has a plurality of apertures extending therethrough. The housing may be filled with fluid, the applicator inserted into a person's body and the housing squeezed to eject the fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Inventor: Christopher Y. Thomas, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8377029
    Abstract: A drug solution filling plastic ampoule having gas, steam and light ray barrier properties, a drug permeation preventing capability and an absorption/adsorption preventing capability, and a production method for the plastic ampoule. The drug solution filling plastic ampoule includes a container body, a fusion-bonded portion which seals a mouth of the container body, and a wrench-off holder tab connected to the fusion-bonded portion. The ampoule is formed from a parison including two or more layers, at least one of which is a functional layer having at least one characteristic property selected from the group consisting of a gas permeation preventing capability, a steam permeation preventing capability, a light ray permeation preventing capability, a drug permeation preventing capability and a drug absorption/adsorption preventing capability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Otsuka Pharmaceutical Factory, Inc.
    Inventors: Katsuyoshi Nagao, Hideshi Okamoto, Masamitsu Izumi, Keiichi Kawakami, Fujio Inoue
  • Patent number: 8366681
    Abstract: A high flow volume nasal irrigation device for alternating pulsatile and continuous fluid flow includes a tube comprising a free end and a housing at a second end adjoined to a cap with a coaxial cap nipple. A valve assembly inside the housing comprises a disk-like valve and a plurality of housing standoffs configured to stop the valve but allow a fluid flow in the housing and out the nipple. A cylindrical elastic valve seat is adjoined to the cap nipple and forms a gap with the valve on the standoffs. A spring opposes the valve moving toward the valve seat from the standoffs and assists in returning the valve from the seat to the standoffs and thus with the valve seat creates a periodic pulsatile fluid flow in the nipple in response to a chamber pressure which exceeds a critical chamber pressure threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Inventor: Mark Carpenter
  • Patent number: 8366656
    Abstract: A syringe comprises a barrel with a plunger in slidable and sealing engagement therein, and a needle attached to one end of the barrel. The barrel has an aspiration device in the form of manually-operable resilient portions, which can be operated to cause a pressure differential in the barrel, the pressure differential then being used to perform aspiration. The resilient portions are preferably formed by localized reductions of wall thickness in the external surface of the barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Star Syringe Limited
    Inventors: Graham John Madin, Marc Andrew Koska
  • Patent number: 8348906
    Abstract: A pneumostoma management system includes a pneumostoma management device for maintaining the patency of a pneumostoma while controlling the flow of material through the pneumostoma and a pneumostoma aspirator for pneumostoma care. The pneumostoma aspirator includes a bulb or syringe for applying positive or negative pressure, a tube for entering the pneumostoma and a limiting device for limiting the depth of insertion of the tube into a pneumostoma. The pneumostoma aspirator may also be used to introduce irrigation fluid into the pneumostoma and/or remove irrigation fluid and discharge from the pneumostoma.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Portaero, Inc.
    Inventors: Don Tanaka, Joshua P. Wiesman, David C. Plough
  • Publication number: 20120310174
    Abstract: The portable enema device of the present invention can be used by patients experiencing bowel trouble such as constipation and is especially convenient for individuals to carry and use at any time. The portable enema device includes: an insertion nozzle; a tube-type manual pump; a supply hose; an upper cap which is detachably fastened to an upper end of the tube-type manual pump in a screw coupling manner; an inner supply tube which extends into the tube-type manual pump; a sliding pipe which is formed with an infusion solution supply path and is placed under the tube-type manual pump; and an inner sliding pipe provided in the shape of a concentric circle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventor: Byung Eun Yoo
  • Publication number: 20120302957
    Abstract: An ear medication delivery device for delivering a treatment liquid and retaining the treatment liquid within an ear canal of a patient including a unitary, one piece earplug formed of a soft resilient material including an ear canal engaging portion and an external portion and defining a single internal passage therethrough. The external portion includes a major disk and an annular medication applicator receiving portion in fluid communication with the internal passage. The ear canal engaging portion includes at least two minor disks of progressively different size extending outwardly in a generally radial direction. The ear canal engaging portion defines a molded resilient valve unitary with the earplug that is shiftable from a closed position to an open position in either direction under a preselected fluid pressure and that resiliently returns to the closed position below the preselected fluid pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Inventors: Aner Vlodaver, Benhoor Soumekh
  • Publication number: 20120266875
    Abstract: The invention relates to a medicament container (1) for a liquid medicament, the medicament container (1) comprising a flexible bag (2) with an outlet (4), the bag (2) surrounded by a braid (3), arranged for lengthening and narrowing when being pulled in longitudinal direction (L).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2010
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Applicant: SANOFI-AVENTIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Nagel, Rene Richter, Robert Witt
  • Publication number: 20120209215
    Abstract: The Pocket L-Type Syringe will hermetically attach to any standard bottled water. The nozzle's rear pipe has an opening with a slightly similar dimension to the neck bottle of standard bottled water that is available in the market. Attached to the cap chamber is the rear pipe with an axial passage in fluid communication to the nozzle. The rear pipe has thin rings/threads around the pipe passage with diameters slightly larger than the neck opening of the water bottle it will be attached to, so that when the rings are pushed into the water bottle, it hermetically joints the two. It then provides a smooth flow of water spraying out from the nozzle holes use for douche or enema.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2011
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Inventors: Russell Uy, Liberty Bernardino Uy
  • Publication number: 20120209214
    Abstract: The Upright Pocket douche Syringe will hermetically attach to standard bottled water. The nozzle's rear pipe has an opening with a slightly similar dimension to the bottle neck of standard bottled water that is available in the market. Attached to the cap chamber is the rear pipe with an axial passage in fluid communication to the nozzle. The rear pipe has thin rings/threads around the pipe passage with diameters slightly larger than the neck opening of the water bottle it will be attached to, so that when the rings are pushed into the water bottle, it hermetically joints the two. It then provides a smooth flow of water spraying out from the nozzle holes use for douche or enema.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2011
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Inventors: Russell Uy, Liberty Bernardino Uy
  • Patent number: 8147461
    Abstract: A fluid dispensing device for dispensing a fluid product having a dispensing outlet from which the fluid product is dispensable, a supply of the fluid product, a dispensing member mounted for movement in a dispensing direction along an axis X-X from a first position to a second position which causes a dose of the fluid product in the supply to be dispensed from the dispensing outlet, and a finger-operable actuator member mounted for movement in an actuating direction which is generally transverse to the axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Glaxo Group Limited
    Inventors: Stanley George Bonney, Hugh Alexander Connell, Michael Birsha Davies, James William Godfrey, Mark Graham Hedley, Robert William Tansley
  • Publication number: 20120053529
    Abstract: A syringe is provided with an inner tube which has at the tip thereof a mouth section through which liquid can enter and exit the inner tube; a bag body which is disposed inside the inner tube and is flexible and reversible; a gasket which is mounted to the tip of the inner tube; and an outer tube in which the inner tube is inserted together with the gasket so as to be movable in the axial direction. The syringe is configured in such a manner that, when liquid enters and exits through the mouth section, the bag body is reversed to change the volume of a containing space surrounded by the inner tube and the bag body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Applicant: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masaomi Imai
  • Patent number: 8118780
    Abstract: A hand-held remote for a medical fluid injector includes a syringe and a conduit which may be coupled to a pressure transducer on a control circuit of the injector. Movement of a plunger within a syringe body on the syringe creates a pressure which is sensed by the pressure transducer and the control circuit responds to the sensed pressure by causing fluid to be ejected from, or drawn into, a syringe mounted to the injector. The pressure developed by the remote provides tactile feedback to an operator for improved control over injections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Liebel-Flarsheim Company LLC
    Inventors: Frank M. Fago, James E. Knipfer, Charles S. Neer
  • Publication number: 20120015880
    Abstract: Disclosed is a family of intranasal spray dispensers for administering uniform low doses of desmopressin so as to achieve safe antidiuresis in human patients. The dispensers of the invention may be used in the treatment of nocturia, primary nocturnal enuresis, incontinence, urinary frequency, diabetes insipidus, or any disease or syndrome where desmopressin therapy is useful or where safe temporary suppression of urine production may lead to beneficial health effects or increased convenience in voiding control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Inventor: Seymour Fein
  • Publication number: 20110270220
    Abstract: A device for administering a therapeutic substance includes a sealed package and an administration assembly. The sealed package includes a collapsible compartment containing the substance. The administration assembly includes a dispenser that is in fluid communication with the substance. At least one compression member is movable by linear actuation to progressively collapse the collapsible compartment and urge the therapeutic substance through the dispenser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Applicant: AKTIVPAK, INC.
    Inventor: Amir Genosar
  • Publication number: 20110166509
    Abstract: Apparatus for use with tissue (22) of a subject, including a substance (24) configured to be injected into the tissue, and first and second tissue-squeezing surfaces (20) configured to be placed on first and second sides of the tissue, to exert pressure on the tissue by being moved toward each other in response to a squeezing force (F), and to facilitate injection of the substance into the tissue by releasing the substance in response to application of the squeezing force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2009
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Applicant: LAMODEL LTD.
    Inventors: Yossi Gross, Oz Cabiri
  • Publication number: 20110166523
    Abstract: A nasal irrigation device includes a container for storing nasal cleansing fluid, a spout having a connecting end, a nose engaging end and a spout passage, the connecting end of the spout being removably coupled to the container to allow the spout passage to receive nasal cleansing fluid from an opening of the container, the spout having a curved portion for directing nasal cleansing fluid toward a nasal passageway of a user when the container is clear of a nasal discharge path, the spout passage being continually open and unobstructed. The container is partially collapsible to force nasal cleansing fluid through the spout passage and into the nasal passageway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2010
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Inventors: Amin R. Javer, Ezra Kwok, Brenda Lauk, Kevin Wong, Nael Shoman, Bradford Mechor
  • Publication number: 20110160677
    Abstract: Unit-dose containers and kits for administering liquid medicament to the buccal cavity of a patient, and related methods of manufacturing such containers, are described. The containers may include a chamber, with a liquid medicament housed therein, and a squeezable region used to deploy the medicament. The container also includes sealing means to prevent premature deployment of the medicament. The container also includes an elongated dispensing tube, approximately 1 to 12 cm in length, in fluid communication with the chamber. The length of the dispensing tube may be sufficient to allow, for example, the distal end of the tube to be located within the buccal cavity of most patients, without the user's hand having to be located between the jaws of the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Applicant: Special Products Limited
    Inventor: Graham Alan March
  • Patent number: 7927324
    Abstract: A method for treating a pneumostoma by applying suction to the pneumostoma in order to remove solid or liquid discharge. A pneumostoma aspirator including a bulb or syringe is used to apply negative pressure to a tube which enters the pneumostoma. The pneumostoma aspirator may be used in conjunction with a pneumostoma management device. Alternatively, the pneumostoma aspirator may be used after the pneumostoma management device has been removed. The pneumostoma aspirator may also be used to introduce irrigation fluid into the pneumostoma and/or remove irrigation fluid and discharge from the pneumostoma.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Portaero, Inc.
    Inventors: Don Tanaka, Joshua P. Wiesman, David C. Plough
  • Patent number: 7905865
    Abstract: Disclosed therein is a medicinal liquid supply apparatus, which includes a fixed-type medicinal liquid supply volume controller adapted to supply medicinal liquid only as much as a paramedic sets and fixes and an arbitrary medicinal liquid supply volume controller adapted to allow a patient or the third party to arbitrarily supply the medicinal liquid as occasion demands during the paramedic's absence, thereby effectively supplying the medicinal liquid according to the patient's disease and pain conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: Ace Medical Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jong-Woo Lee
  • Publication number: 20110054413
    Abstract: A pin for hygienic and/or medical use in the anal region includes a first section extending from a predetermined end of the pin in the longitudinal direction thereof, and a second section that is offset from the first section in the longitudinal direction of the pin. The first section is introduced into the anal region of a patient and the second section enables a user to hold the pin. The first section includes, on its surface, one or more receiving elements, by way of which stool remainders can be removed from the anal region and/or substances can be supplied to the anal region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2009
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Inventors: Ludwig Römhild, Hannes Römhild
  • Patent number: 7892211
    Abstract: The disposable unit dose pharmaceutical delivery system may be used by trained medical personnel for intradermal or subcutaneous injections in applications currently being serviced by conventional pre-filled syringes. The delivery system may also be used by personnel with little or no medical training for mass immunizations in underdeveloped parts of the world, insulin injections, and/or emergency epinephrine injections. The delivery system includes an envelope with a tear-away section and a dispensing section. When the tear-away section has been removed, a needle is exposed and is ready for insertion in the patient. The dispensing portion is squeezed between the thumb and forefinger to inject the pharmaceutical into the patient. The exterior surface of the envelope may be used for advertising by a pharmaceutical producer, a supplier or otherwise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Seratouch, L.L.C.
    Inventors: James Stanley McCulloch, Steven Dale Kelly
  • Patent number: 7883660
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to providing a sterile package (1, 1?) integrally housing a contents-pouring device (5, 5?) which has improved contents pourability and tamper evidence. According to the present invention, the sterile package (1, 1?) can be efficiently produced by adopting the following steps of: (1) disposing a parison (27) in a mold (32) for a plastic container main body, (2) blowing sterile air from a nozzle (24) inserted in the parison (27) to blow-mold the plastic container main body, (3) filling the plastic container main body (2) with contents through the nozzle (24) and retracting the nozzle (24), (4) inserting a contents-pouring device (5, 5?) in the parison located above the plastic container main body (2), (5) clamping a mold (31) for a protective case, and (6) forming a protective case (6) with the parison located above the container main body (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: Toyo Seikan Kaisha, Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoto Matsuda, Tsutomu Iwasaki