Treating Material Applied To Or Removed From External Surface Of Body, Or Cutaneous Layer Of Skin (e.g., Eye Treatment, Removal Of Skin Impurities, Etc.) Patents (Class 604/289)
  • Patent number: 11224728
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, a skin treatment assembly comprises a tip comprising a proximal end and a distal end, a container configured to secure to the tip along the proximal end of the tip, wherein the container is configured to contain a liquid, and a porous member configured to extend at least partially within an interior of the container such that it contact a liquid contained within the container, wherein the porous member is configured to extend at least partially within an interior of the tip and is configured to facilitate the transfer of liquid from the container to the distal end of the tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: EDGE SYSTEMS LLC
    Inventors: Roger Ignon, Ed F. Nicolas
  • Patent number: 11207172
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses and systems are described for delivering a stent through an access hole of a body lumen and covering up the access hole after deploying the stent, Stents are described that include a stent body defining a body lumen contact surface area and a deployable member configured to deploy from the stent body and increase the body lumen contact surface area of the stent. Deployable members that hinge, unroll, extend, expand, and coaxially translate with respect to the stent body are described. A system for delivering a stent into a body lumen are described that may include a coverage member configured to at least partially cover the hole in the wall of the stent upon withdrawing a tubular member through the hole in the wall of the stent. Coverage members may include a self-sealing membrane, a flap valve, or a hinged valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: John O. McWeeney, Hillary K. Huszar, Mark A. Maguire, Shawn C. Daniel, Scott Bartfield, Brian Tinkham, David H. Hamilton, David J. Karasek
  • Patent number: 11097044
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods disclosed herein relate to various embodiments of wound fillers that, in some cases, preferentially collapse in one direction as compared to another direction. Such apparatuses and methods may aid in the closure of wounds and may further be used in combination with pressure sensors and controllers to provide for controlled collapse of the wound fillers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew PLC
    Inventors: Edward Yerbury Hartwell, John Kenneth Hicks, Carl Saxby, Elizabeth Mary Huddleston, John Christian Hoggarth, Tim Stern, Andrew Linton
  • Patent number: 11083835
    Abstract: An irrigator system for delivering a volume of fluid from a fluid source to an abscess or wound. The irrigator system includes a fluid source connector for removably connecting to the fluid source, a fluid delivery nozzle for delivering the fluid to the abscess or wound, and a shield removably positioned around the fluid delivery nozzle to protect the fluid delivery nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Inventor: Joseph P. Schultz
  • Patent number: 11077239
    Abstract: Described herein are devices and methods for vascular access via the tributaries. A single lumen catheter, with a bidirectional valve at the tip is disclosed. Flow is out the longitudinal tip of the catheter and not the sides. The two-way valve will act passively but has low opening and closing pressures. A method utilizing endo-to-side port placement of said catheter in vasculature is disclosed. Anastomosis methods are described using said catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Inventor: Stephen Richard Ash
  • Patent number: 11045359
    Abstract: A treatment system including one or more of a wound dressing having one or more of a substrate element, a dressing member disposed on the substrate element, an adhesive element disposed on the substrate element, and a tether connecting the wound dressing to a treatment device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: HaloStim, LLC
    Inventor: Andrew Pandya
  • Patent number: 11045398
    Abstract: A cosmetic composition for brightening skin and a method for brightening skin using the cosmetic composition are provided. The cosmetic composition has a pH<7, and includes an oxidizing agent, in some embodiments comprising hydrogen peroxide, and at least one fatty compound present from about at least 30% by weight, based upon the total weight of the composition. The method for brightening skin includes applying to the skin a composition provided as a single-part system, the system including the oxidizing agent and a fatty compound component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Rebecca Chen, Anne-Laure Suzanne Bernard, Mickael Ange Agach, Leila Safia Camille Hercouet, Etienne Huguet
  • Patent number: 11040127
    Abstract: A system for treating a deep abdominal wound. The system includes a wound dressing. The wound dressing includes a visceral-protective layer, a compressive layer, and a sealing layer. The visceral-protective layer is configured to be positioned in an open abdomen. The compressive layer is configured to be disposed proximate to the visceral-protective layer. The compressive layer includes a pattern of voids configured for anisotropic collapse of the compressive layer when under negative pressure. The sealing layer is configured to form a sealed space in the open abdomen. A negative pressure source configured to provide negative pressure to the compressive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: KCI LICENSING, INC.
    Inventors: Tyler H. Simmons, David R. Mercer, David Schroeder, Colin J. Hall
  • Patent number: 10918864
    Abstract: Described here are devices, systems, and methods for treating meibomian gland disease and/or blepharitis by providing intranasal stimulation. Generally, the devices may deliver electrical stimulation to the nasal mucosa. Intranasal stimulation may unblock obstructed meibomian glands and increase the lipid content of tears, both acutely during stimulation and subsequent to intranasal stimulation. The methods may include an initial round of stimulation to unblock obstructed meibomian glands, and subsequent shorter rounds of stimulation to cause meibum secretion and maintain the open glands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Oculeve, Inc.
    Inventors: Manfred Franke, Diane Michelle Senchyna, Daniel N. Hamilton
  • Patent number: 10888459
    Abstract: Methods and systems for performing laser-assisted surgery on an eye form one or more small anchoring capsulotomies in the lens capsule of the eye. The one or more anchoring capsulotomies are configured to accommodate corresponding anchoring features of an intraocular lens and/or to accommodate one or more drug-eluting members. A method for performing laser-assisted eye surgery on an eye having a lens capsule includes forming an anchoring capsulotomy in the lens capsule and coupling an anchoring feature of the intraocular lens with the anchoring capsulotomy. The anchoring capsulotomy is formed by using a laser to incise the lens capsule. The anchoring feature can protrude transverse to a surface of the intraocular lens that interfaces with the lens capsule adjacent to the anchoring capsulotomy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: AMO Development, LLC
    Inventors: Georg Schuele, Julian Stevens, Dan E. Andersen
  • Patent number: 10888348
    Abstract: A scar subcision devices comprising a first elongated element comprising a pivotal connection to a second elongated element, the first elongated element having a blunt distal end, the second elongated element having a proximal-facing cutting edge at a distal end thereof, the device having a first state wherein the cutting edge is retracted to a location within an outer perimeter of the first elongated element, and a second state wherein the cutting edge is exposed outside of the outer perimeter of the first elongated element and the device transitioning between the first state and the second state by the first elongated element and the second elongated element rotating relative to each other about the pivotal connection are disclosed. Methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Indiana University Research and Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Luke G. Gutwein, Rajiv Sood, Barry Davignon
  • Patent number: 10888511
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to methods and articles of manufacture to treat skin to improve and/or increase hydration, pliability, and thickness for improved texture, feel and appearance. Embodiments feature applying an effective amount of an acetylation agent to natural dermal collagen under reaction conditions to react the natural dermal collagen with the acetylation agent to form a modified collagen. The modified collagen has a higher net charge and higher net charge density than natural dermal collagen. The modified collagen improves or increases one or more skin characteristics consisting of hydration, pliability and thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Advanced Collagen Science LLC
    Inventors: Leonard B. Miller, Dale P. Devore
  • Patent number: 10799421
    Abstract: An apparatus (100) to maintain an environment over an anterior surface of a patient eye can include an enclosure (110) sized and shaped to be seated about the patient eye to form a cavity (112) within the enclosure. The enclosure can be configured to contain a fluid other than ambient air in contact with the patient eye. The apparatus can include a fluid regulator (1209) in communication with the enclosure, where the fluid regulator can be configured to regulate the composition of the fluid contained within the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Equinox Ophthalmic, Inc.
    Inventors: John Berdahl, George Tsai
  • Patent number: 10758651
    Abstract: An apparatus for cleansing wounds, in which wound exudate is removed from a wound bed and selectively cleansed and returned to the wound. The cleansing means removes materials deleterious to wound healing, and the cleansed fluid, still containing materials that are beneficial in promoting wound healing, is returned to the wound bed. The associated wound dressing and cleansing means are conformable to the wound, and may have irrigant fluid circulated from a reservoir by a device for moving fluid through a flow path which passes through the dressing and a means for fluid cleansing and back to the dressing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew PLC
    Inventors: Patrick Lewis Blott, Bryan Greener, Edward Yerbury Hartwell, Derek Nicolini, Tina Michelle Walker, Julian Lee-Webb
  • Patent number: 10687983
    Abstract: Wound pads and systems and kits comprising wound pads whose total thickness can be modified by a user without the use of tools, comprising a plurality of separable layers having layer thicknesses less than the thickness of the wound pad. The wound pads may be used as wound fillers in the context of negative pressure wound therapy (also known as “vacuum treatment”, “reduced pressure” treatment).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Mölnlycke Health Care AB
    Inventors: Anders Dahlberg, Carianne Nilsson, Magnus Paledzki, Johan Uveborn
  • Patent number: 10632017
    Abstract: A tympanostomy tube delivery device comprises a shaft assembly, a pressure equalization tube, and a trigger assembly. The shaft assembly comprises a cannula and a pusher operable to translate relative to the cannula. The pressure equalization tube is positioned within the shaft assembly. The pusher is operable to drive the pressure equalization tube out of the shaft assembly. The trigger assembly includes a pair of pushbuttons and a linkage. The pushbuttons are secured to the device via living hinges and are selectively pivotable. The linkage is configured to engage the delivery device to thereby selectively prevent actuation of the delivery device. The pivoting of one or both the pushbuttons is configured cause the linkage to collapse so as to disengage the delivery device and thereby actuate the delivery device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: TUSKER MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Rohit Girotra, Thomas D. Gross
  • Patent number: 10588788
    Abstract: A protective perineal pad for use in lower limb procedures includes a wedge-shaped body having a top, a bottom, opposed sides, and a front and opposed back. A cavity extends into the body from a flat seat at the top, so that, when the pad is used with a patient, the cavity is disposed over a perineal area of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Inventors: Victor Marquez, Lance Echols, Ryan Zahn
  • Patent number: 10576198
    Abstract: An irrigator system for delivering a volume of fluid from a fluid source to an abscess or wound. The irrigator system includes a fluid source connector for removably connecting to the fluid source, a fluid receiver for receiving the fluid from the fluid source, a fluid delivery nozzle for delivering the fluid to the abscess or wound, and a shield removably positioned around the fluid delivery nozzle to protect the fluid delivery nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Inventor: Joseph P. Schultz
  • Patent number: 10576232
    Abstract: A bite block for use in a mouth of a patient to hold the mouth in a spaced-apart position that includes a condensed fiber block having a predetermined length suitable for being inserted into the mouth of the patient and positioned between upper and lower molars and a wrapper yarn repeatedly wrapped around the block along its length. An adhesive strand in the wrapper yarn is positioned on an outer surface of the fiber to maintain the block in its condensed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Barnhardt Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Hiram Charles Allen, Jr., Diana J. Roloff
  • Patent number: 10434014
    Abstract: A treatment system including one or more of a wound dressing having one or more of a substrate element, a dressing member disposed on the substrate element, an adhesive element disposed on the substrate element, and a tether connecting the wound dressing to a treatment device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: HaloStim, LLC
    Inventor: Andrew Pandya
  • Patent number: 10426659
    Abstract: This invention relates to a device and method for the vacuum-assisted delivery of drugs through an intact surface membrane of an organ.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Vacu-Site Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: David Myung, Edward E. Manche, Donald J. Eaton, Anthony J. Abbate
  • Patent number: 10405861
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a negative pressure wound closure system and methods for using such a system. Preferred embodiments of the invention facilitate closure of the wound by preferentially contracting to provide for movement of the tissue. Preferred embodiments can utilize tissue grasping elements to apply a wound closing force to the tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: University of Massachusetts
    Inventor: Raymond Dunn
  • Patent number: 10363356
    Abstract: An irrigator system for delivering a volume of fluid from a fluid source to an abscess or wound. The irrigator system includes a fluid source connector for removably connecting to the fluid source, a fluid receiver for receiving the fluid from the fluid source, a fluid delivery nozzle for delivering the fluid to the abscess or wound, and a shield removably positioned around the fluid delivery nozzle to protect the fluid delivery nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Inventor: Joseph P. Schultz
  • Patent number: 10226610
    Abstract: A wound treatment system includes a housing. A processor is located in the housing. A pressure monitoring system is coupled to the processor. A power delivery system is located in the housing and coupled to the processor. An oxygen concentrator is located in the housing and coupled to the power delivery system. The oxygen concentrator includes a plurality of oxygen outlets. The processor is configured to receive pressure information from the pressure monitoring system that is indicative of a pressure in a restricted airflow enclosure provided by a dressing and located adjacent a wound site; and use the pressure information to control the power provided from the power delivery system to the oxygen concentrator in order to control an oxygen flow created by the oxygen concentrator and provided through one of the plurality of oxygen outlets to the restricted airflow enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: ELECTROCHEMICAL OXYGEN CONCEPTS, INC.
    Inventors: Michael C. Wells, Mark Parker, Daniel J. Clarius, Andrew Parker, Faraidoon Pundole, Tom Woods, Mark Niederauer, James P. Daley
  • Patent number: 10159771
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods disclosed herein relate to various embodiments of wound fillers that, in some cases, preferentially collapse in one direction as compared to another direction. Such apparatuses and methods may aid in the closure of wounds and may further be used in combination with pressure sensors and controllers to provide for controlled collapse of the wound fillers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew PLC
    Inventors: Edward Yerbury Hartwell, John Kenneth Hicks, Carl Saxby, Elizabeth Mary Huddleston, John Christian Hoggarth, Tim Stern, Andrew Linton
  • Patent number: 10149963
    Abstract: Devices and methods are provided to conduct fluid away from or deliver fluid to an area of a treatment site of a patient's body. In one aspect of the invention, a catheter includes a terminal end with a fluid exchange portion. The terminal end may further include a diffuser. The terminal end may further include a barrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Vital 5, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Wade Fallin, Jean-Sebastien Merette, Patrick Michel White
  • Patent number: 10117847
    Abstract: An extended duration anesthetic includes a short duration local anesthetic in a dilute solution and a long duration local anesthetic. The long duration local anesthetic is maintained in a powdered form until the time of administration. Premeasured quantities of the dilute solution and powdered long duration local anesthetic in a kit allow for quick preparation of a solution with desired concentrations of both short duration local anesthetic and long duration local anesthetic at the time of administration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Ventis Pharma
    Inventors: Jeremy Poulsen, Louis Stanfield, Lawrence Volz
  • Patent number: 10080428
    Abstract: A cleansing device for mammalian skin includes a cleansing head having a plurality of elastomeric cleansing features extending away from the first surface and having an aspect ratio of about 1:5 to 10:1. The cleansing head is attached to a handle adapted to apply oscillating movement to one or more cleansing head sections to provide a total displacement per oscillation of about 2 mm to 8 mm at a frequency of about 5 Hz to 30 Hz.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: NSE Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Dale G. Kern
  • Patent number: 10004887
    Abstract: An assembly includes a patch including a substance adapted for transdermal delivery, and a driver operative to move the patch to one or more of a plurality of operational relationships with a skin of a patient, including being in full contact with the skin, partial contact with the skin, and no contact with the skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: ALMA THERAPEUTICS LTD.
    Inventors: Yossi Gross, Oz Cabiri
  • Patent number: 9956001
    Abstract: A dermal abrasion system includes a cream that may be applied to skin thereby facilitating the cream to liquefy contaminants in the skin. A scraper is provided and the scraper may be manipulated. The scraper frictionally engages the cream when the cream is applied to the skin. The scraper abrades the liquefied contaminants from the skin thereby enhancing cleanliness of the skin. The scraper has a scraping edge. The scraping edge is continuous such that the scraper may abrade the skin from a selected angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Inventor: Dominique Calhoun
  • Patent number: 9855183
    Abstract: A manual device for massaging one or both of the upper and lower lids of the eye, the device including: a body, composed of flexible resilient biocompatible material, wherein the body provides jaws or lips, wherein the lips are biased into a spaced relationship by the material of the body, and wherein each lip is adapted to engage either the upper or lower eyelid, such that movement of the lips causes movement of at least one eyelid with respect to the other. The devices can conveniently be used to manipulate the meibomian glands of the eye in an optimum orientation, for example for alleviating or treating dry eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: EYE COMFORT LIMITED
    Inventors: Anant Sharma, Benjamin Anand Ruben Sharma, Jonathan Moore, Laurent Le Mentec, Ginny Conde
  • Patent number: 9730758
    Abstract: A facial treatment apparatus includes a housing, a facial treatment member mounted to the housing, and dimensioned for application to facial skin of a subject and being actuable to treat the facial skin, a visual display including a facial icon having a plurality of regions corresponding to different areas of the facial skin to be treated by the facial treatment member, an electronic timer adapted to count time associated with a treatment protocol and responsive to actuation of the facial treatment member and a controller associated with the timer and the facial icon and cooperating to visually identify a different region of the facial icon at successive predetermined time intervals of the treatment protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Conair Corporation
    Inventor: Vito James Carlucci
  • Patent number: 9669138
    Abstract: A wound therapy device is disclosed. The wound therapy device may include a housing for covering at least a portion of a wound and for sealing to a body surface of a patient. The housing may also include a liquid collector for retaining liquid therein and a vacuum connection for coupling to a vacuum source. The vacuum connection may be in gaseous communication with the liquid collector. The vacuum connection may be separated from the liquid collector by a liquid barrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Kalypto Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Ashok V. Joshi, John Howard Gordon, Sai Bhavaraju, Troy C. Dayton, Jeremy Heiser
  • Patent number: 9610195
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to devices and methods of implanting an intraocular shunt into an eye. In certain aspects, methods of the invention involve creating an opening in the sclera, and positioning a shunt in the anterior chamber of the eye such that the shunt terminates via the opening in the intra-scleral space, thereby facilitating fluid flow through both the opening and the intra-scleral space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: AqueSys, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Horvath
  • Patent number: 9566088
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, a method of treating a skin surface of a subject comprises heating a skin surface, abrading native skin tissue of a subject using a microdermabrasion device, wherein using the microdermabrasion device comprises moving the microdermabrasion device relative to the skin surface while simultaneously delivering at least one treatment fluid to the skin surface being treated and cooling the abraded skin surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Edge Systems LLC
    Inventors: Roger Ignon, Ed F. Nicolas, Scott R. Mallett
  • Patent number: 9526227
    Abstract: To allow a consumer to easily recall a product image derived from the scent of an animal excretion disposal sheet from the appearance of the product, to thereby improving the product image of the scented animal excretion disposal sheet. The animal excretion disposal sheet including the liquid permeable top sheet, the liquid impermeable back sheet, and the absorbent body disposed between the top sheet and the back surface sheet is configured to be an animal excretion disposal sheet in which the fragrance ingredient is applied to the top sheet or the absorbent body; the evocative information composed of at least one of color, graphic, and character that can evoke the scent of the fragrance ingredient is displayed on the top sheet or the absorbent body; and the evocative information can be visually recognized from the back sheet side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Unicharm Corporation
    Inventors: Yumei Takahashi, Yasuhiro Sasano, Takayuki Matsuo
  • Patent number: 9492324
    Abstract: Reduced-pressure treatment systems and methods are disclosed that employ debridement mechanisms to remove unwanted tissue. In one instance, a reduced-pressure treatment system for treating a tissue site on a patient includes a manifold member for distributing reduced pressure to the tissue site, a support member for disposing proximate the tissue site and the manifold, and a debridement mechanism coupled to the support member. The debridement mechanism is for debriding the tissue site. The system further includes a sealing drape for placing over the tissue site and manifold member. The sealing drape is operable to form a fluid seal over the tissue site and manifold member. The system also includes a reduced-pressure subsystem for delivering a reduced pressure to the sealing drape. The system may further include a chemical-debridement subsystem. Other systems, manifolds, and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Alan Seegert, Robert Peyton Wilkes
  • Patent number: 9474550
    Abstract: An exfoliation includes a unit handle which is hollow and has a handle proximal end and a handle distal end, and has an air receiving port in the handle distal end and an air discharge port in the handle proximal end; an abrasion rim adjacent to the air receiving port having an abrasive surface; an air passageway in fluid communication with the air receiving port and the air discharge port; and with vacuum mechanism in fluid communication with the air passageway for drawing an air stream into the air receiving port, passing the air stream through the air passageway and discharging the air stream from the air discharge port. The unit preferably additionally includes a debris gathering chamber in fluid communication with the air passageway for collecting and retaining debris particles in the air stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Inventor: Rafael Jakubow
  • Patent number: 9409004
    Abstract: The invention teaches devices and methods for chemically tanning human skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Safe Tan, LLC
    Inventors: Drew Waters, Brandon Shaw, Frank Verdun
  • Patent number: 9289326
    Abstract: A reduced-pressure, wound closure system is presented that generates a closing force on a surface wound and optionally provides reduced pressure to a body cavity or tissue site. The sealed contracting member, when placed under reduced pressure, generates the closing force. One illustrative system includes a first attachment member and a second attachment member, a sealed contracting member coupled to the first attachment member and the second attachment member, and wherein the closing force is generated between the first attachment member and the second attachment member when reduced pressure is supplied to the sealed contracting member. Other systems and methods are presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Patrick Heaton, Ian Hardman, Christopher Guy Coward, Collin John Hall
  • Patent number: 9028457
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for separation, concentration, and/or applying a biological or bio-engineered fluid. Generally, the fluid application device includes a sprayer body to enable the application of the fluid and a container adaptable to enable the separation of the fluid into at least a first component and a second component. The container is releasably coupled to the nozzle. The nozzle is adapted to withdraw at least one of the first component or the second component from the container after the fluid has been separated to apply the fluid to a selected site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Biomet Biologics, LLC
    Inventors: Michael D. Leach, Barry F. Hecker
  • Publication number: 20150119823
    Abstract: A wound treatment arrangement for the debriding and cleansing of a patient's body portion comprising: a flexible elongated body portion enclosure bag; an elongated nozzle arrangement securable to the inner surface of the elongated enclosure bag; a pressurized fluid treatment supply gun; and a connectable and releasable coupler member arranged on the proximal end of the nozzle arrangement so as to sealably receive a corresponding coupler arrangement on the fluid treatment supply gun.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Patrick V. Marasco
  • Patent number: 9011394
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a sheet structure for application to a region of the human body, including the face, the structure comprising: a colored matrix; a first substrate situated on a first side of the matrix, a first surface of the sheet structure being defined by the first substrate; and a second substrate situated on a second side of the matrix, opposite the first, a second surface of the sheet structure being defined by the second substrate; the first and second substrates having different opacities, and at least one of the first and second substrates having an opacity that is low enough to enable the subjacent colored matrix to show through in such a manner that the first and second surfaces of the matrix appear to be of different colors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventors: Jean-Louis Gueret, Montserrat Tugas Casanoves
  • Patent number: 9005174
    Abstract: The invention is intended to provide an adhesive patch which contains a drug except bisoprolol and which effectively inhibits the occurrence of oozing out or sticking out of the adhesive layer components from the exposed area of the adhesive layer of the adhesive patch during storage as well as the occurrence of oozing out of the drug from the adhesive layer thereby preventing the reduction in drug content. The support, the release liner and the adhesive layer constituting the adhesive patch each are formed to have a rectangular planar shape and the entire adhesive patch are formed to have a rectangular planar shape, and a protrudent part is formed on the support-side surface of the adhesive patch at a corner thereof. In addition, the adhesive patch may be formed to have a middle part and a peripheral part, and the protrudent part may be formed at a corner of the rectangular middle part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Iwao, Kensuke Matsuoka, Kazuhiro Aoyagi
  • Patent number: 9005158
    Abstract: The invention is a non-surgical method for the eradication of pigmentation and scar tissue from an area of skin. The method comprises repeatedly puncturing the area of skin with an array of needles. As the needles are inserted into the skin, the needles and surface of the skin are washed with a clean solution. As the needles are withdrawn from the skin, the flow of clean solution ceases and the dirty solution, which contains cellular fluids and pigments released by the action of the needles, is removed from the surface. The invention is also a solution, which is used to clean the needles and to aid in destroying the pigment containing cells, and an apparatus, which is especially designed to move the needles into and out of the surface of the skin and to provide synchronization of the motion of the needles and flow of the solution such as to maximize the effectiveness of the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Hawk Medical Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Noam Danenberg, Ori Nesher
  • Patent number: 9005173
    Abstract: A system and method for rejuvenating skin through ablation using a handheld device (200) having a removable treatment component (213) with an abrasive material on one surface of the component which surface is on a portion of the treatment component (213) configured to conform to a skin surface. The system further includes application of other elements to facilitate skin recovery and rejuvenation processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian D. Zelickson, David A. Kist, Mark A. Rydell
  • Patent number: 8998861
    Abstract: Systems and methods for medication management are provided. Some embodiments provide for a portable medication management and monitoring system for eye drop instillation in ocular chronic conditions. At least one embodiment includes a device having one or more of the following elements: (a) a jacket that goes around an eye drop bottle; (b) tactile sensors to detect the user's fingers and generate data to activate the system; (c) motion sensors to detect the motion of the medication bottle when it is grabbed and moved by the user; (d) a wireless communication module to send and receive data to a computer and portable communication devices; and/or (e) a compartment for holding the electronic components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Rxense, Inc.
    Inventor: Sina Fateh
  • Publication number: 20150094671
    Abstract: A system and method for portably delivering a therapeutic dose of heat to the skin to relieve pain, reduce accommodation of thermal nerve receptors, promote healing, and deliver transcutaneous medications. The heating device is user programmable or preprogrammed to deliver according to a variety of cycles, patterns and algorithms. The cycles, patterns, and algorithms of the heat are programmable parameters, are under the user's control, and increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the device. The heating algorithms are designed to interact with an individual user's thermal nerve receptors and other tissue characteristics and to reduce the tendency of the receptors to accommodate to the external stimuli with back pain, muscular pain, dysmenorrhea, headaches, fibromyalgia, post-herpetic neuralgia, nerve injuries and neuropathies, and sprains and strain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: CAREWAVE, INC.
    Inventors: Peter J. Dunbar, Charles Chabal
  • Patent number: 8993829
    Abstract: A bandage and method for securing a tension member comprising a central body and a plurality of tabs disposed about the central body. A tension member may be disposed across or through a slit or aperture of the central body. A body adhesive on the lower surface of the central body may secure the bandage to the patient. The tension member may then be pulled across the upper surface of the central body and a first tab may be folded over and adhered to the tension member and central body. The tension member may then be pulled back across the first tab and a second tab may be folded over and adhered to the tension member and first tab. Likewise, the tension member may then be pulled back across the second tab and a third tab may be folded over and adhered to the tension member and second tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Inventor: Ralph Zipper
  • Patent number: 8979818
    Abstract: An object of the invention is to provide a method and apparatus for the delivery of polynucleotide vaccines into mammalian skin cells to increase T cell response and to reduce pain and discomfort due to long electric waveform application and due to muscle contractions. The method for the delivery of polynucleotide vaccines into mammalian skin cells includes the steps of: (a.) administering a polynucleotide vaccine into the skin at an administration site, (b.) applying a needle electrode to the skin in the vicinity to the administration site, and (c.) applying a sequence of at least three single, operator-controlled, independently programmed, narrow interval electrical waveforms, which have pulse intervals that are less than 100 milliseconds, to deliver the polynucleotide vaccine into the skin cells by electroporation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Cellectis
    Inventors: Derin C. Walters, Alan D. King, Anna-Karin Roos, Robert J. Walters