Gas Mixed With Other Material Patents (Class 604/24)
  • Patent number: 10376658
    Abstract: The invention provides a description of a method and a device suitable for producing a cell suspension spray with living cells, and the produced cell preparation, suitable for grafting to a patient. In contrast to other methods, the spraying is performed through a disposable needle which is inserted into a disposable air tube; which provides a cell distribution avoiding spray nozzles. Small suspension droplets are provided instead of cell nebulization. By using medical grade sterile Luer-lock disposables from medical routine praxis, biocompatibility and easy application is addressed. In applying the method and/or in using the device, cells suitable for grafting to a patient are dispersed in a solution and sprayed with the device for distribution over the recipient graft site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: RenovaCare Sciences Corp.
    Inventor: Reinhard Bornemann
  • Patent number: 10201565
    Abstract: A method for reducing or preventing mesothelial cell damage by mixing a carrier gas and between 1 volume percent and 29 volume percent of nitrous oxide gas (N2O) to form a medicament and applying the medicament during surgery. The method can be used for prevention of adhesion formation, pain reduction, reducing or preventing acute inflammation, reducing or preventing CO2 resorbtion or reducing tumor cell implantation upon surgery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: ENDOSAT NV
    Inventors: Karina Mailova, Leila Adamyan
  • Patent number: 9949679
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a microfabricated sensor (1) comprising at least one hollow microneedle (2) for minimal invasive extraction of a sample of bodily fluid, a fluid channel (3) connected to the at least one microneedle for receiving a sample of bodily fluid extracted by the at least one microneedle, a microwave transmission line (4) coupled to and extending along at least a portion of the fluid channel, such that the dielectric properties of the fluid in the fluid channel provide an influence on the electrical properties of the transmission line. The disclosure further relates to a method of microfabricating such a sensor and a method of sensing the level of a component in bodily fluid of a patient by providing such a sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Ascilion AB
    Inventor: Markus Renlund
  • Patent number: 9861737
    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: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Inventor: Ketan C. Mehta
  • Patent number: 9776777
    Abstract: An embodiment of a cap for a bottle may comprise a body and nozzle. The body may include an annular wall, an aperture configured to receive a nozzle, and a plug rigidly attached within the aperture. The nozzle may be movable between a retracted position in which fluid cannot pass between plug and nozzle, and an extended position in which fluid can pass between plug and nozzle. The nozzle may include an inner wall and an outer wall. The outer wall may have at least one longitudinal recess. The longitudinal recess may allow selective passage of air. The longitudinal recess may allow air to flow through the recess and into the bottle when the nozzle is in the extended position, and is contained within the aperture and is thus configured to prevent air from flowing through the recess and into the bottle when the nozzle is in the retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Helen of Troy Limited
    Inventor: Timothy Dryden Gorbold
  • Patent number: 9750430
    Abstract: A method of monitoring a concentration of an anesthetic drug using a patient's breath is provided. The method comprises forming a breath sample using the patient's breath; exposing one or more sensors to the breath sample; detecting one or more components of the anesthetic drug in the breath sample; measuring a concentration of at least one of the components of the anesthetic drug in the breath sample; and determining a concentration of the component in a plasma of the patient using a transfer function and the concentration of the component in the breath sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Bo Li, Rui Chen, Xuefeng Wang, Hanna Elina Viertio-Oja
  • Patent number: 9402952
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for treating an individual suffering from cardiac or circulatory arrest or from a stroke, comprising a blood withdrawal device (BE) that is applied to the individual (P), an analysis unit (BA) which is directly or indirectly connected to the blood withdrawal device for detecting a blood analysis result (BAE) providing at least one characteristic of the blood, directly or indirectly connected to a blood return device (BR) that is applied to the individual (P) and is designed to deliver a substance to the individual via the return device (BR).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: RESUSCITEC GMBH
    Inventor: Friedhelm Beyersdorf
  • Patent number: 9381056
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for depositing a film on a biological substrate are provided. A plasma generation device includes a dielectric conduit and a high voltage electrode. The plasma generation device is placed in proximity to the biological substrate and a gas supply that includes a precursor material is directed through the dielectric conduit. An electric field generated by the potential difference between the high voltage electrode and the biological substrate ionizes at least a portion of the gas supply and causes plasma to emanate from the dielectric conduit and contact the biological substrate. The plasma induces a reaction of the precursor material to form a film that is deposited on the biological substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: The Texas A&M University System
    Inventors: David Staack, Tsung-Chan Tsai
  • Patent number: 9364388
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods of treatment by delivering nitric oxide at a pressure greater than 1 atmosphere (atm) to a subject in need thereof. Thus, the present invention provides an improved method of treating the skin surface of a subject, and below the skin surface of a subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: BARRY UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Frank J. McCaney, Jeffrey L. Jensen, Christopher C. Miller, Daniel Packert, Gerhild Packert, Alex Stenzler
  • Patent number: 9320679
    Abstract: A moxibustion device includes a handle, a moxa stick clamping unit, a front fixing component, a front rolling ring, a front roller cover, a traditional Chinese medicine (moxa stick), a back roller cover, a back bearing, a back fixing component, a roller's inner screen and a rotary drum. The moxibustion device is of a more ergonomic design and allows for more accurate and more direct application of force and/or rolling on acupuncture points; it is applicable to the parts of body with a small bending scope such as joints of the limbs and cervical vertebra and large-area skin such as the waist and the back. It can be easily operated, and the acupuncture points and the main and collateral channels can be acutely located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Traditional Chinese Medical Centre Limited
    Inventor: Kin Ming Lee
  • Patent number: 9289352
    Abstract: A carbon dioxide gas mist pressure bath apparatus for preventing, improving or curing an ischemic disease by contacting a carbon dioxide gas mist to a skin and a mucous membrane of a living organism directly or through a clothing, thereby to improve or promote a circulation of a blood in an ischemic region, includes a carbon dioxide gas mist-enclosing unit; a gas supply unit for supplying a carbon dioxide gas; a carbon dioxide gas mist generating and supplying unit for pulverizing and dissolving the carbon dioxide gas into a liquid, and supplying the carbon dioxide gas mist into the carbon dioxide gas mist-enclosing unit; an exhausting device for exhausting the gas in the carbon dioxide gas mist-enclosing unit to an outside thereof; and a control device for controlling a supplying amount of the carbon dioxide gas mist from the carbon dioxide gas mist generating and supplying unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignees: ADVANCE BIOTRON CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shoichi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 9271894
    Abstract: A carbon dioxide gas mist pressure bath apparatus for preventing, improving or curing a myocardial infarction by contacting a carbon dioxide gas mist to a skin and a mucous membrane of a living organism directly or through a clothing, thereby to improve or promote a circulation of a blood, includes a carbon dioxide gas mist-enclosing unit for enclosing the living organism; a gas supply unit for supplying a carbon dioxide gas; a carbon dioxide gas mist generating and supplying unit for pulverizing and dissolving the carbon dioxide gas into a liquid, and supplying the carbon dioxide gas mist into the carbon dioxide gas mist-enclosing unit; an exhausting device for exhausting the gas in the carbon dioxide gas mist-enclosing unit to an outside thereof; and a control device for controlling a supplying amount of the carbon dioxide gas mist from the carbon dioxide gas mist generating and supplying unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignees: ADVANCE BIOTRON CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shoichi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 9226786
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for clearing of a surgical site during the performance of a medical procedure where a single phase wash fluid, which has been conditioned, is directed at the surgical site to inhibit or prevent harm to the body tissue as unwanted debris is blown away from the surgical site thereby permitting a surgeon to safely perform a medical procedure without the presence of unwanted liquids or unwanted debris at the surgical site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: LEXION MEDICAL LLC
    Inventors: Nathaniel Tran, Douglas E. Ott
  • Patent number: 9101711
    Abstract: An intravascular nano-bubbling oxygenator includes a catheter having a tube and a separating wall dividing the tube into a first tube wall and a second tube wall and to form a first lumen and a second lumen. The first tube wall has a hydrophobic outer surface and a plurality of nano-sized first pores extending therealong. The first lumen has a closed end and a first opening end connecting to a source of gaseous oxygen. The second lumen has a second opening end and a third opening end, wherein the first lumen is capable of transporting gaseous oxygen, and the second lumen is capable of transporting liquid from the second opening end to the third opening end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Inventors: Chi-Wei Tao, Yang-Shan Yeh
  • Patent number: 9044376
    Abstract: The prevention invention relates to a moxa holder support and a moxibustion device comprising the same, and more particularly, to a moxa holder support which provides comfort to a patient receiving moxibustion, and to a moxibustion device in which the temperature of part of a human body, to which moxibustion is applied, can be easily controlled according to the characteristics of the related organ of the human body. When receiving moxibustion using the moxa holder support according to the present invention, a patient can feel comfortable because part of the patient's skin to which moxibustion is applied comes into contact with the leather connected to the bottom of a main body of the moxa holder support and the texture of pig skin, cow skin or sheep skin used as the leather in the present invention is similar to that of human skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Inventor: Jae Kwang Sun
  • Publication number: 20150141906
    Abstract: Methods and devices are disclosed to reduce the tissue trauma that occurs when a physician retracts or otherwise deforms a patient's tissues for surgery or other medical procedures. In one part, methods and devices are disclosed for cooling the tissue around the incision. In another part, methods and devices are disclosed that elute drugs into the tissues of the tissue margin. In another part, methods and devices are disclosed to engage tissues during retraction to cushion, to sense tissue state, and to modulate tissue state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Charles Anthony Pell, Hugh Charles Crenshaw
  • Publication number: 20150141905
    Abstract: Catheters for infusion of cardiovascular fluids into blood are disclosed. The cardiovascular fluid may, for example, comprise water highly supersaturated with a gas such as oxygen. Each catheter comprises one or more capillary tubings (or capillaries) through which a cardiovascular fluid flows. The distal end of each capillary is mounted (e.g., potted) preferably flush with an external surface of a catheter sidewall, while the proximal end of each capillary is in fluid communication with a cardiovascular fluid flowing through the lumen of the catheter. The combination of the catheter shape and the orientation of the distal end of each capillary relative to the longitudinal axis of the catheter provides control over the mixing pattern of the cardiovascular fluid with blood flowing within a vascular space such as an aorta.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: James R. Spears
  • Publication number: 20150141904
    Abstract: A compressed gas motor and methods comprise a working plunger and a control plunger arranged in the internal space between the working plunger and a closed rear side such as to be mobile in linear direction. The control plunger, in a first position, covers a gas outlet opening and does not cover the gas inlet opening and, in a second position, covers the gas inlet opening and does not cover the gas outlet opening. The control plunger is supported as in a bearing such as to be mobile with respect to the working plunger, and a catch element is arranged on said working plunger and/or control plunger and pulls the control plunger in the direction of the working plunger, at a first distance, when the working plunger moves away from the control plunger, as well as a lavage system comprising said compressed gas motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Sebastian Vogt
  • Patent number: 9032951
    Abstract: An aerosol delivery system is disclosed that is a single-use (disposable) continuous nebulizer system designed for use with mechanically ventilated patients to aerosolize medications for inhalation with a general purpose nebulizer, or for connection with devices usable in endoscopic procedures. The system separates the liquid reservoir from the nebulization process taking place either at the adapter hub, where it fits into an endotracheal tube (ETT), or a gas humidifier, where the aerosol may treat a gas used in an endoscopic procedure, with a multi-lumen tube configured to nebulize liquid and air at its distal end. The refillable liquid reservoir is mounted away from the immediate treatment zone, avoiding orientation issues associated with other types of nebulizers having a self-contained reservoir. The system can produce aerosols having a wide range of droplet sizes, depending upon central lumen diameter, with values of MMAD that range from 4 to 30 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Trudell Medical International
    Inventors: Bryan Finlay, Michael Nuttall, Brandon Coultes, Mark Nagel, Mark Pickard
  • Patent number: 9017278
    Abstract: A cover for a gas mist pressure bath includes a bag shaped living-body cover member for covering the skin and mucous membrane of the living body; a tightening device disposed at one side of the living-body cover member to tighten an opening of the living-body cover member to prevent diffusion of the gas mist; a gas mist supply port communicating with an inside of the cover for the gas mist pressure bath for introducing the gas mist into the cover; an outlet attached to the living-body cover member for exhausting air, the gas mist or gas sealed in the cover for the gas mist pressure bath and controlling quantity of the air, gas mist, or gas, and a pressurizing device disposed on another side of the living-body cover member for pressurizing the inside of the living-body cover member, wherein when the pressurizing device is operating, a pressurization is applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignees: ACP Japan Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shoichi Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20150112245
    Abstract: A device for generating microbubbles in a gas and liquid mixture and injection device, the device comprising: a housing defining a mixing chamber; means for mixing solution contained in the mixing chamber to generate microbubbles in the solution; a needle array removably attached to the housing and in fluid connection with the mixing chamber, the needle array including at least one needle; and at least one pressure sensor for measuring tissue apposition pressure, the pressure sensor being mounted on one of the housing and the needle array.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Adnan I. Merchant, Mark E. Deem
  • Publication number: 20150111170
    Abstract: Aspects described herein pertain to restoring damaged portions of tooth or bone using plasma mediated deposition. In an embodiment, a biocompatible carrier gas is ionized to form a biocompatible atmospheric plasma stream. Restoration material, such as nano-scale powdered hydroxyapatite, is introduced into the plasma stream, which is then applied to a damaged portion of a bone or tooth. The restoration material is deposited on the damaged portion of the bone or tooth, thus restoring a shape and mechanical integrity of the bone or tooth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventor: Frederick R. Guy, SR.
  • Patent number: 9004066
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and apparatus for controlling a patient's body temperature and in particular for inducing therapeutic hypothermia. Various embodiments of the system are described. The system includes: a source of breathing gas, which may be in the form of a compressed breathing gas mixture; a heat exchanger or other heating and/or cooling device; and a breathing interface, such as a breathing mask or tracheal tube. Optionally, the system may include additional features, such as a mechanical respirator, a nebulizer for introducing medication into the breathing gas, a body temperature probe and a feedback controller. The system can use air or a specialized breathing gas mixture, such as He/O2 or SF/O2 to increase the heat transfer rate. In addition, the system may include an ice particle generator for introducing fine ice particles into the flow of breathing gas to further increase the heat transfer rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Qool Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventor: Amir Belson
  • Patent number: 9005156
    Abstract: A gas mist pressure bathing system, which integrates a gas introduction part for increasing the supply pressure of a gas mist with a gas mist generator and enables the structure to be simplified and costs to be reduced, is provided. The gas mist pressure bathing system is provided with a gas supply means (10), a gas mist generating means (30), and a living body cover member (50).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignees: ACP Japan Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shoichi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8986242
    Abstract: A gas mixture apparatus includes a measurement control system, an activation system, a pressurized chamber with one or more gases, and a mixing chamber. The apparatus can also include additional pressure regulation control systems. The gas mixture apparatus can be used to introduce and automatically perform the steps to achieve a desired concentration of the one or more gases contained in the pressurized chamber. The gas mixture apparatus can include the pressurized chamber within the apparatus itself such that no external devices are necessary for introducing the one or more gases into the mixing chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Altaviz, LLC
    Inventors: Jack R. Auld, Christopher L. McCollam
  • Publication number: 20150079300
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for depositing a film on a biological substrate are provided. A plasma generation device includes a dielectric conduit and a high voltage electrode. The plasma generation device is placed in proximity to the biological substrate and a gas supply that includes a precursor material is directed through the dielectric conduit. An electric field generated by the potential difference between the high voltage electrode and the biological substrate ionizes at least a portion of the gas supply and causes plasma to emanate from the dielectric conduit and contact the biological substrate. The plasma induces a reaction of the precursor material to form a film that is deposited on the biological substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: THE TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY SYSTEM
    Inventors: David Staack, Tsung-Chan Tsai
  • Publication number: 20150057600
    Abstract: An aerosol generator is positioned adjacent to a patient as an attachment to a trocar. The trocar has an entry port for insufflation gas. Aerosol generated by a vibrating element is entrained in the insufflation gas and the mixture is delivered through the trocar. The aerosol may contain a medicament. The trocar may be a conventional trocar. Such trocars are typically used for a camera. The delivery of the aerosolized medicament can occur at the start of the procedure and be delivered in bolus. At the start of the procedure, the peritoneum is being inflated by means of the flow of insufflator gas. This gas flow will help to entrain the aerosolized medicament to the pneumoperitoneum regions. The surgeon can temporarily remove the camera from the trocar port to facilitate insertion and positioning of the aerosolizing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Patrick Joseph Power, Conor Paul Duffy
  • Publication number: 20150011931
    Abstract: A gas conditioning trocar having a chamber for heating and hydrating an unconditioned insufflation gas prior to injecting a conditioned insufflation gas into a body cavity during a medical procedure and a port through which surgical instruments can pass into a body cavity without inhibiting the flow of insufflation gas during the medical procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: DOUGLAS E. OTT, DUANE LLOYD
  • Publication number: 20150005697
    Abstract: An applicator is inserted into a living body and applies mixed solution to a region in the living body. The applicator includes a nozzle including an elongated nozzle main body to which gas and a plurality of kinds of liquids are supplied and a nozzle head at a distal end of the nozzle main body and configured to jet A mixed solution of the gas and the liquids supplied to the nozzle main body, and a sheath in which the nozzle main body is fitted for relative movement along a longitudinal axial direction of the nozzle main body. At least two crushed portions are provided contiguously to each other at a proximal end portion of the nozzle main body at the opposite side to the nozzle head such that deformation directions thereof with respect to an axial line of the nozzle main body are different from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Teruyuki YATABE, Kenichi Shimura
  • Publication number: 20150005698
    Abstract: An applicator is insertable into a living body to apply mixed solution to a region in the living body. The applicator includes a nozzle including an elongated nozzle main body to which gas and a plurality of kinds of liquids are supplied and a nozzle head at a distal end of the nozzle main body to jet mixed solution of the gas and the plurality of kinds of liquids supplied to the nozzle main body. The nozzle main body is positioned in a sheath for relative axial movement. A gap exists between the nozzle main body and the sheath to exhaust gas in the living body to the outside of the body when the pressure in the living body rises. The sheath has a plurality of side holes, each of which communicates with the gap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kenji YOKOYAMA
  • Patent number: 8920361
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for depositing a film on a biological substrate are provided. A plasma generation device includes a dielectric conduit and a high voltage electrode. The plasma generation device is placed in proximity to the biological substrate and a gas supply that includes a precursor material is directed through the dielectric conduit. An electric field generated by the potential difference between the high voltage electrode and the biological substrate ionizes at least a portion of the gas supply and causes plasma to emanate from the dielectric conduit and contact the biological substrate. The plasma induces a reaction of the precursor material to form a film that is deposited on the biological substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: The Texas A&M University System
    Inventors: David Staack, Tsung-Chan Tsai
  • Publication number: 20140377362
    Abstract: Compositions that include a clay such as kaolin dispersed in a liquid such as water may be useful for promoting the clotting of blood. The compositions may be in a liquid, gel, paste, foam, or another form. Uses may include treating a traumatic injury such as in injury caused by a bullet, an explosive, a blade etc., or an injury caused during a medical procedure such as surgery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Mohan Prasad Pahari, Giacomo Basadonna, Denny Lo
  • Publication number: 20140371666
    Abstract: Apparatus is provided, including a housing configured for insertion into a body of a subject; at least one oxygen reservoir disposed within the housing; and at least one layer of transplanted cells, disposed within the housing; and gaseous oxygen disposed within the at least one oxygen reservoir. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Yaki Stern, Yoram Rozy
  • Patent number: 8911394
    Abstract: The invention is to provide a gas mist pressure bath device which enables to cause efficiently absorb a gas mist into a skin or mucous membrane of a living-body, and attains to be compact and to lower cost. The device 10 is to cause oxygen, carbon dioxide, or a mixed gas (called as “gas” hereafter) of oxygen and carbon dioxide at a density of not less than a predetermined value to contact the skin or mucous membrane of the living-body, and the device comprises a gas mist generating means 11 for generating and supplying a mist (called as “gas mist” hereafter) prepared by pulverizing and dissolving the gas and liquid, and a substantially bag shaped living-body cover member 21 for covering the living-body's skin or mucous membrane and sealing inside, and the gas mist is supplied into the living-body cover member in order to heighten internal pressure therein so that the gas mist is caused to contact the living-body's skin or mucous membrane at a pressure more than the predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignees: ACP Japan Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shoichi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8900209
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to various designs and packaging methods for a gas delivery device and materials for supplying one or more predetermined gases to a target area as well as to application specific opthamological embodiments. With regard to the gas delivery device, the device may include a reservoir, a gas diffusion portion for communicating gas from the reservoir and one or more predetermined gases at concentrations greater than atmospheric contained within the reservoir, wherein the device does not generate gas and may be packaged prior to use with the one or more predetermined gases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Oxyband Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Coni F. Rosati
  • Publication number: 20140343484
    Abstract: A device containing sclerosant liquid for use in the treatment of blood vessels comprises an aerosol valve housing (29) mounted on a canister (26) having an expandable inner container (25) in which the sclerosant fluid is contained, wherein the expandable inner container is affixed to the outer opening of the canister or to the aerosol valve housing, whereby the introduction of pressurised gas through the aerosol valve causes the expandable inner container to inflate to accommodate the pressurised gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: BTG International Limited
    Inventors: David Dakin Iorwerth Wright, Anthony David Harman
  • Patent number: 8888736
    Abstract: In this disclosure, a method is described wherein the method comprises mixing a therapeutic gas or a therapeutic liquid or a combination thereof and a liquid carrier in a high shear device to produce a dispersion; and administering the produced dispersion intravenously to a patient; wherein the produced dispersion contains nanobubbles of the therapeutic gas or droplets of the therapeutic liquid with a mean diameter of less than about 1.5 ?m. In this disclosure, a method is described wherein the method comprises mixing a therapeutic gas or a therapeutic liquid or a combination thereof and a liquid carrier in a high shear device to produce a therapeutic fluid, wherein said therapeutic fluid is a solution, a dispersion, or combination thereof and administering the produced therapeutic fluid intravenously to a patient; wherein the solution is supersaturated with the therapeutic gas, the therapeutic liquid, or combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: H R D Corporation
    Inventors: Rayford G. Anthony, Abbas Hassan, Aziz Hassan
  • Patent number: 8888735
    Abstract: In this disclosure, a method is described wherein the method comprises mixing a therapeutic gas or a therapeutic liquid or a combination thereof and a liquid carrier in a high shear device to produce a dispersion; and administering the produced dispersion intravenously to a patient; wherein the produced dispersion contains nanobubbles of the therapeutic gas or droplets of the therapeutic liquid with a mean diameter of less than about 1.5 ?m. In this disclosure, a system is also described wherein the system comprises a therapeutic gas source or a therapeutic liquid source or a combination thereof; a liquid carrier source; a high shear device (HSD) having an inlet, an outlet, at least one rotor, and at least one stator separated by a shear gap; and a pump configured to control the flow rate and residence time of a fluid passing through the high shear device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: H R D Corporation
    Inventors: Abbas Hassan, Rayford G. Anthony, Aziz Hassan
  • Publication number: 20140336565
    Abstract: A Personal Care Vaporizer Device for the Eye Area of the Face. A treatment chamber formed within the device will encircle the user's eyes and surrounding facial area when the device is positioned over the eye area of the face. A soft gel eyemask element provides maximum comfort for the wearer during treatment. The device introduces therapeutic mist or vapor into the treatment chamber. The mist/vapor is generated from an internal reservoir containing plain water or water mixed with other therapeutic additives. An onboard blower can control the flow rate of the mist/vapor into the treatment chamber. One or more onboard heating elements within the device provide direct heat to the treatment chamber wall(s), and/or to heat the mist/vapor prior to its being introduced into the treatment chamber. Onboard vibration generators apply soothing massaging motion to the user's face when activated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventor: Thomas Nichols
  • Publication number: 20140336566
    Abstract: A system which can be used for injecting liquids as well as gases, and includes at least: one pipe for inputting gas into the system, with a device controlling the pressure of the input gas; a gas-injection device for adjusting a flow of gas to be supplied to a patient, at a predetermined pressure and with at least one flow sensor that determines the exact amount of gas supplied to the patient; a kit for administering gas to the patient; and at least one catheter or needle that can be connected to the administration kit and to the patient, with a bleed device arranged between the administration kit and the injection device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventor: Nicolas Anthony Costovici
  • Patent number: 8876748
    Abstract: A cover for gas mist pressure bath includes a living-body cover member having an extension part extending from substantially center part of the living-body cover member, an adhesive part adhering the cover member to the skin and the mucous membrane of the living-body, a gas mist supply port for introducing the gas mist into the cover member for gas mist pressure bath, an outlet for exhausting air, the gas mist or the mixed gas sealed in the cover member for the gas mist pressure bath and controlling amounts of the gas, a fixing member fixing the cover member on the living-body, including a pair of belts extending from an edge of the adhesive part and a pair of belt stoppers adjusting the pair of belts, and a constricting ring pressurizing an inside of the living-body cover member to carry out pressurization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignees: ACP Japan Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shoichi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8876749
    Abstract: The present invention provides an apparatus for producing medical foam for wound care or hair stimulation. The apparatus includes a foam generation unit having a fluid reservoir, a fluid delivery line and a foam generation tip. The apparatus also includes a compressed gas unit having at least one container of compressed gas, a source of electric power, and a gas regulator valve. A supply of wound care or hair stimulating solution is communicably connected to the foam generation tip such that when the apparatus is operated medical foam is produced by the foam generator tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Inventor: Frank Levy
  • Publication number: 20140309583
    Abstract: Systems for insufflation and recirculation of insufflation fluid in a surgical procedure include a control unit having a fluid pump, a supply conduit, a return fluid conduit and a pressure-controlled valve. The pressure-controlled valve is in fluid communication with an insufflation gas supply, the supply conduit and the return conduit and is adapted and configured to respond to pressure control signals to adjust position and thereby system flow parameters, to reduce entrainment of air from the surrounding environment, and to increase the concentration of insufflation gas in an operative space, and/or to reduce an overpressure condition in the operative space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: SurgiQuest, Inc.
    Inventors: Ralph Stearns, Kurt Azarbarzin, Timothy J. Nolan
  • Publication number: 20140303549
    Abstract: A plasma generating device that utilizes a cold plasma to contain and direct a stream of electrons with a hand held nozzle to enhance healing of wounds and skin surface abnormalities, and to kill pathogens on skin surfaces in humans and animals wounds, abnormalities and pathogens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventor: Thomas J. Sheperak
  • Patent number: 8845575
    Abstract: A wound treatment apparatus includes a tray (10) having a region adapted to receive a patient's body part (e.g. a leg) for treatment, a spray head (22, 23) for applying a spray of a gas containing liquid onto the body part and a covered well (13) in the tray having inlets (18) for surplus liquid and gas from the spray. Outlets are provided in communication with the well for gas and liquid respectively for connection to a suction to draw surplus liquid and gas from the well, and a unitary coupling (20) provides a plurality of fluid connections including a liquid supply for the spray head and liquid and gas withdrawal from said well outlets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Bioquell UK Limited
    Inventors: John George Chewins, Allan Kenneth Frazer Grugon Hunt
  • Publication number: 20140276251
    Abstract: Provided is an apparatus that includes a scaffold with a gel or liquid composition deposed on at least a portion of a luminal surface, the gel or liquid composition adapted to include microbubbles. Also provided is a system that includes a source of reduced pressure, the above scaffold, a manifold adjacent the scaffold, and a conduit for providing fluid communication between the manifold and the source of reduced pressure. Additionally provided is a method that includes implanting the above scaffold at the tissue site and disrupting a substantial portion of the microbubbles to induce fluid flow to the scaffold. Further provided is an apparatus that includes a scaffold that comprises a slowly degradable material and a quickly degradable material. Additionally provided is a system for coupling nerve tissue and a microchip assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Larry D. Swain, Michael E. Manwaring, Douglas A. Cornet, Braden King-Fung Leung
  • Publication number: 20140274944
    Abstract: An applicator for forming a film is disclosed. The applicator includes: a first extension tube coupled to a source of a modified cellulose solution; a shaft coupled to the first extension tube at a proximal end thereof, the shaft defining a first lumen in fluid communication with the first extension tube for transmission of the modified cellulose solution through the shaft; and an atomizer disposed at a distal end of the and configured to atomize the modified cellulose solution into a plurality of particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Rachit Ohri, Phillip Blaskovich, Stephen Wu
  • Publication number: 20140257175
    Abstract: A combination therapy pad that includes a first layer and a second layer operatively coupled to the first layer. A fiber-optic array is disposed between the first layer and the second layer. A third layer is operatively coupled to the first layer. The third layer includes a vacuum tube in fluid communication with a vacuum source and a therapeutic fluid tube in fluid communication with a therapeutic fluid source. The third layer provides at least one of vacuum therapy and therapeutic fluid treatment to a wound area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: ThermoTek, Inc.
    Inventor: Tony Quisenberry
  • Publication number: 20140257174
    Abstract: An applicator and method for dispensing a stream of a particulate and a fluid from a cannula and a mixing tip. The mixing tip includes a housing having an inlet, an outlet, and a mixing channel extending therebetween. A fin is positioned within the housing and extends along at least a portion of the mixing channel. The fin spirals about the mixing channel from the inlet toward the outlet for mixing and distributing the particulate generally uniformly within the fluid. The stream is directed into the mixing channel of the mixing tip and spiraled along the fin within the mixing channel. The spiraling increases turbulence and mixes the stream into a mixed stream of particulate and fluid. The mixed stream is discharged from the mixing tip for being dispensed onto an anatomical site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: NORDSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jon E. Hoogenakker, Huadong Lou, Bradley D. Robb
  • Publication number: 20140249172
    Abstract: A stable transmucosal composition consisting essentially of naltrexone hydrochloride in water is provided. The composition is surprisingly stable at room temperature and can be used for simple, rapid and effective opioid overdose rescue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: 3B Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Darby C. Brown, Jason Montgomery, Beau Gertz