Having Means For Supporting Body Inserted Nozzle Tip Or Free End Of Feed Conduit After Use Patents (Class 604/261)
  • Patent number: 7654484
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus (1) for adjusting the length of an infusion tube (2) comprising a first wall (3) and a second wall (4) and at least one connecting element (5) connecting the first wall (3) to the second wall (4), said connecting element (5) being situated at a distance to the peripheral circumference of the walls (6), and wherein the distance between the walls in radial distance to said connecting element provides an inlet opening extending around the connecting element having a width (M) measured between the walls (3, 4); and wherein the apparatus comprises at least one attachment device (8) for securing the infusion tube (2). Hereby a winding of an infusion tube is enabled for adjusting the connection length between pump and the site of infusion anywhere on the infusion tube and on any kind of infusion tube, said apparatus being independent of the infusion unit. Thus, the apparatus enables reuse due to its independence of the pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignee: Unomedical A/S
    Inventors: Lasse Wesseltoft Mogensen, Magnus Walter Göransson
  • Patent number: 7491193
    Abstract: A personal care apparatus (1) is provided with a suction nozzle configuration (4) which has two different suction nozzles (15, 22) with two different suction sections (27, 26), wherein the suction nozzles (15, 22) are held adjustably in relation to each other along a path of motion (16) which is preferably perpendicularly to their suction sections (27, 26), so that by means of an adjustment of this type in each case one of the suction nozzles (15, 22) may be adjusted with its suction section (27, 26) into an operating position permitting suctorial interaction with an area of the skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2009
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventor: Arthur Putzer
  • Publication number: 20080243090
    Abstract: A nozzle assembly for enema kit includes an extension tube curved in a predetermined manner, and a plug body connected at a proximal end to a first end of the extension tube. The plug body has a distal end formed into a nozzle, which has a predetermined short length and is provided at a front end with a plurality of nozzle apertures, and includes a rearward flared cup portion. When a user uses the enema kit to do colonic hydrotherapy with the nozzle introduced through the user's anal sphincter, water is supplied to the nozzle assembly and jetted into the user's anus. A rearward flared cup portion is formed behind the nozzle to press against the user's butt, preventing the nozzle from moving too deep into the user's anus, making the enema kit comfortable and safe for use by a non professional person.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2007
    Publication date: October 2, 2008
    Inventor: Lung Sheng Tsai
  • Publication number: 20030163113
    Abstract: The present invention is an apparatus for intermittently providing oral medications to a patient being fed through a feeding tube, the apparatus having a dosage vessel, which preferably can be capped or sealed, and a secure fluid path to a tubing connector for connecting to the indwelling feeding tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2002
    Publication date: August 28, 2003
    Inventor: Karla Coombs
  • Publication number: 20030094429
    Abstract: A sealing rubber closure is provided for use with a syringe/container specified by ISO (the International Organization of Standardization) and having a Luer nozzle to be inserted into a Luer-nozzle-receiving part of the sealing rubber closure. The Luer-nozzle-receiving part is configured, on a side of an inner end portion thereof, in an untapered cylindrical form to assure tight-fitted insertion of a free end portion of the Luer nozzle and, on a side of a Luer-nozzle-receiving opening thereof, in a tapered, substantially cylindrical form to assure tight-fitted insertion of a basal end portion of the Luer nozzle. A plastic film is laminated on the sealing rubber closure at least in an area of the Luer-nozzle-receiving part, where a free end of the Luer nozzle is to be maintained in contact with the sealing rubber closure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2002
    Publication date: May 22, 2003
    Applicant: Daikyo Seiko, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masamichi Sudo, Morihiro Sudo
  • Patent number: 6508786
    Abstract: A needle or cylindrical element position lock includes a disposable template assembly having front and back templates halves which define an array of close-fitting through-holes to guide needles therethrough. A series of lock slides locks the positions of columns of needles positioned within the template. Each lock slide locks the position of one or more needles inserted into one or more series of the through- holes in the template, with a preferred embodiment locking two series of needles. Each lock slide has the capability of locking one or more series of needles inserted into through-holes in the needle guide template by an axial motion applied by a lock lever or cam. When the lock slide is moved axially, a locking function is provided by a wedge/clamp which engages an inserted needle. For a typical template arrangement, six lock slides are used to lock twelve columns of needles inserted into through-holes in the template assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2003
    Assignee: Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas W. Huitema, Scott Nielsen Barton, Kip Rupp, David H. Ruder
  • Patent number: 6387978
    Abstract: Shaped-medical devices, e.g. stents, having improved mechanical properties and structural integrity are disclosed. The devices comprise shaped polymeric hydrogels which are both ionically and non-ionically crosslinked and which exhibit improved structural integrity after selective removal of the crosslinking ions. Process for making such devices are also disclosed wherein an ionically crosslinkable polymer is both ionically and non-ionically crosslinked to form a shaped medical device. When implanted in the body, selective in-vivo stripping of the crosslinking ions produces a softer, more flexible implant having improved structural integrity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2002
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Corporation
    Inventors: John M. Ronan, Samuel A. Thompson
  • Patent number: 6322542
    Abstract: A delivery means for delivering liquid containing medicament to a posterior region of the nasal cavity, comprising an elongate tubular member (35; 151) and a nozzle (37; 153) at the free end thereof, which nozzle (37; 153) includes at least one opening (39; 155) through which liquid is in use delivered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2001
    Assignee: AstraZeneca AB
    Inventors: Billy Nilson, Arne Eek
  • Patent number: 6280422
    Abstract: A feeding apparatus for a patient having a surgically created stoma in the stomach. The apparatus enables feeding liquids of varying viscosities without a suction pump. The simplified, replaceable feeding bottle design makes the apparatus useable by hospital personnel and by patients at home. A decorative cover provides additional privacy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2001
    Inventor: Maria Sanchez-Browning
  • Patent number: 6106506
    Abstract: A portable apparatus (51) for delivering a colonic lavage to a patient includes a portable frame (52) preferably constructed of tubing, a lavage liquid reservoir (71) and a waste reservoir (72) both stowable in the frame (52), a speculum (78) for delivering the lavage liquid to the interior of a colon and for receiving waste from the colon, a waste conduit (88) communicating at one end with the speculum (78) and at another end with the waste reservoir (72), and a first sphincter valve (87) selectively opening and closing the waste conduit (88). A pump (66) housed in the frame (52) delivers the lavage liquid from an interior cavity of the frame (52) to the speculum (78) via a delivery conduit (91) coupling the speculum (78) with a pump tube (102) communicating with the pump (66). A regulator valve assembly (58) communicates with the pump tube (102) and ensures that the lavage liquid is never delivered to the colon above a predetermined pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2000
    Assignee: Innovatec Medical Corp.
    Inventors: Roy Abell, Kenneth E. Hill, Paul J. Mann
  • Patent number: 5860996
    Abstract: A blade actuating assembly is provided which permits selective reciprocal movement of a tissue cutting blade positioned at a distal end of an optical trocar assembly from a non-deployed position to a deployed position and back to a non-deployed position. The trocar assembly has an optical obturator which includes a sleeve having a longitudinal bore between a proximal end and a distal end. The longitudinal bore of the sleeve is configured to receive at least a portion of an endoscope or like image transferring system. An objective optical member, such as an optical window is positioned at the distal end of the sleeve and is provided to permit optical images to pass into the longitudinal bore of the sleeve and to permit illumination light to pass to the surgical site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 19, 1999
    Assignee: United States Surgical Corporation
    Inventors: Carl T. Urban, Marc J. Theroux, Maria E. Lopez-Isa, Jo Ann Bryan
  • Patent number: 5766157
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for laparoscopic insertion and application of a liquid, gel or like medicinal material enables the laparoscopic surgeon to utilize various spray patterns to apply the desired material. In laparoscopy surgery of the abdomen (including pelvis), all instrumentation and all surgical products must be introduced through "ports" consisting of valved, sleeved or tubes. To properly and efficiently introduce and apply liquid, gel or like medicinal material, the present invention provides a method and apparatus for dispensing the desired material with a desired pattern or spray. The instrument consists of an elongated instrument body that can receive a selected flexible delivery tube having a distal end with a nozzle. The instrument body articulates at its distal end, thereby flexing the dispensing tube. The selected nozzle of the selected dispensing tube can be flexed to dispense with a desired spray pattern into any position of the patient's abdominal cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 16, 1998
    Inventor: Eugene B. Tilton, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5554140
    Abstract: Retaining device on a single-port feeding tube connector for patient feeding set to prevent unintentional disconnect of the feeding solution supply tube from the feeding tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 10, 1996
    Assignee: Sandoz Nutrition Ltd.
    Inventors: Lester D. Michels, Douglas J. Duchon, Norman C. Reid
  • Patent number: 5265822
    Abstract: An assembly for supporting and storing an intravenous supply tube and coupling device having a septum includes an elliptical body capable of having the tubing wound thereon and first and second flanges extending radially outwardly from the body. Each flange includes one or more slots for removably receiving the tubing and securing the tubing in place. The assembly is able to hold the tubing and coupling in place while a hypodermic needle is inserted into the coupling to shield the operator's hand to thereby reduce the risk of injury to the operator. In further embodiments two or more assemblies are coupled together in a ganged fashion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 30, 1993
    Inventors: Robert C. Shober, Jr., Robert L. Watson
  • Patent number: 5049127
    Abstract: Apparatus including a vacuum packed flexible bottle containing a hook at its upper-most end for securement to a support such as a crib rail with a feed conduit directed from a lower terminal end of the container directed into a neck harness for securement about an infants neck wherein the harness includes a first tube end receiving a second tube end telescopingly therewithin to provide a safe yet secure securement about an infants neck portion with a nipple member directed through the harness for feeding of an associated infant.Modifications of the invention include a generally U-shaped securement strap mounting flexible straps thereto where the straps include hook and loop fasteners to mount the U-shaped strap to a forward orientation relative to an infant. The strap includes a slot for reception of a nursing nipple therethrough with a boss extending through a forward surface of the U-shaped strap to secure a spare nipple thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 17, 1991
    Inventor: Esther P. Yen Tseng
  • Patent number: 4900313
    Abstract: A novel swivel tethering system for attaching to a cage of a laboratory animal is disclosed which provides a greater degree of mobility for laboratory animals. This tethering system provides for extended lateral movement which is not limited to the tether length and is ideally suited for chronic indwelling catheterization since it can minimize the stress created in the animals caused by a limited tether length, thereby reducing the potential distortion of blood parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 13, 1990
    Assignee: Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania
    Inventors: James N. MacLeod, Bernard H. Shapiro
  • Patent number: 4756707
    Abstract: A novel swivel tethering system for attaching to a cage of a laboratory animal is disclosed which provides a greater degree of mobility for laboratory animals. This tethering system provides for extended lateral movement which is not limited to the tether length and is ideally suited for chronic indwelling catheterization since it can minimize the stress created in the animals caused by a limited tether length, thereby reducing the potential distortion of blood parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 1987
    Date of Patent: July 12, 1988
    Assignee: Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania
    Inventors: James N. MacLeod, Shapiro, Bernard H.