Method Of Applying Or Removing Material To Or From Body Patents (Class 604/290)
  • Patent number: 10406383
    Abstract: This invention relates to ultrasound delivery apparatus comprising flexible arrays of transducers and to methods and topical compositions for the treatment of skin, in particular for the treatment of cosmetic skin conditions and to improve the appearance of sun damaged and/or aged skin; the invention further relates to the use of such apparatus and compositions in methods of treating skin, which methods may incorporate the application of ultrasound. The composition may comprise one or more anti-gfycation agent, one or more anti-oxidant, a dermatologically acceptable excipient and optionally one or more substance capable of inducing expression of a molecular chaperone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: CAREWEAR CORP.
    Inventor: Peter Luebcke
  • Patent number: 10391119
    Abstract: Provided is a tear lipid layer stabilizer that is capable of stabilizing a tear lipid layer and allowing the tear lipid layer to sufficiently spread over a corneal surface, to thereby prevent the evaporation of a tear aqueous layer on the corneal surface, and hence is suitable for amelioration, alleviation, or treatment of evaporative dry eye symptoms caused by Meibomian gland dysfunction, an ophthalmic solution having blended therein the tear lipid layer stabilizer, and a tear lipid layer-stabilizing method using the tear lipid layer stabilizer. The tear lipid layer stabilizer includes a copolymer that has a weight-average molecular weight of from 10,000 to 5,000,000, and contains 10 mol % to 90 mol % of a constituent unit (A) based on 2-(meth)acryloyloxyethyl phosphorylcholine and 90 mol % to 10 mol % of a constituent unit (B) based on an alkyl group-containing (meth)acrylic monomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: NOF Corporation
    Inventors: Shunsuke Sakurai, Koji Miyamoto, Yoshihisa Shimamura, Nobuyuki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10314741
    Abstract: Various arrangements of fluidics systems are disclosed. In one arrangement, an aspiration circuit for a fluidics system is disclosed that selectively controls aspiration. The aspiration circuit comprises an aspiration line operatively connected to a surgical instrument, an aspiration exhaust line operatively connected to a waste receptacle; an aspiration vent line connected at a first end to the aspiration line; and a selectively variable vent valve operatively connected to the aspiration vent line. The variable vent valve may be selectively moved to vary aspiration pressure within the aspiration line. Other fluidics systems are disclosed that include a selectively positionable irrigation valve that may also be incorporated into a fluidics system that includes a variable vent valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Alcon Research, Ltd.
    Inventors: Gary P. Sorensen, Michael D. Morgan
  • Patent number: 10278392
    Abstract: Peroxyformic acid compositions for removal of biofilm growth and other contaminants and impurities from industrial processing hard surfaces are disclosed. In particular, peroxyformic acid compositions may be dosed on site and/or generated in situ for the reduction and prevention of biofilms on the hard surfaces. Methods of employing the peroxyformic acid compositions for removal of biofilm growth and other impurities such as aldehydes and alcohols from industrial CO2 effluent are also disclosed which beneficially provide ambient biofilm control and break down more rapidly than other peracids, allowing for extended runs between CIP cleaning, including a reduction and/or elimination of cleaning of the scrubbers and other industrial surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: John Bolduc, Chris Nagel, Junzhong Li, Catherine Hanson, Peter Fernholz
  • Patent number: 10245392
    Abstract: A wound care device for delivering topical oxygen therapy, negative pressure wound therapy, and a low intensity vacuum therapy for treatment of a wound. The wound care device may include an oxygen supply MEA, an oxygen consuming MEA, a vacuum pump and motor, a pressure sensor, and a power supply and electronic controls. A dressing may be connected to the wound care device for administering topical continuous oxygen therapy and simultaneous negative pressure wound therapy to a wound. A canister or exudate trap may be positioned between the dressing and the vacuum supply port of the vacuum pump to collect and store exudates from the wound. The canister may be combined with the dressing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: NEOGENIX, LLC
    Inventors: Srinivasan Sarangapani, Lawrence J. Cali
  • Patent number: 10238534
    Abstract: Various systems and techniques may be used for moisturizing an eye during ocular surgery. In particular implementations, a system and a technique for moisturizing an eye may include the ability to determine whether an eye should be moisturized during ocular surgery and to activate a fluid control device if an eye should be moisturized. The activation of the fluid control device may allow fluid flow from a fluid reservoir to a fluid nozzle coupled to a nozzle mounting device adapted to hold the fluid nozzle stable relative to a patient's eye. The system and the technique may also include the ability to deactivate the fluid control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Novartis AG
    Inventor: Philipp Schaller
  • Patent number: 10214341
    Abstract: The present invention has as its object the provision of an aerosol product for forming a cooling gel composition for the human body. The aerosol product can easily and stably form a cooling gel composition for the human body which has high storage stability and which provides comfort during use and a sufficient cooling effect. The aerosol product for forming a cooling gel composition for the human body of the present invention has a double-structure container including a propellant filling space and two liquid concentrate filling spaces and having a discharging mechanism for simultaneously discharging the contents filled in these two liquid concentrate filling spaces. The propellant filling space is filled with a propellant composed of a compressed gas. A first liquid concentrate filling space is filled with a first liquid concentrate composition containing a hydrated endothermic substance dispersed in a liquid medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Toyo Aerosol Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasutomo Nakajima, Makoto Tsubouchi, Hokuto Kamijyo, Tomoyuki Niinomi, Remi Ikeda
  • Patent number: 10143485
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatuses for debriding a tissue site are described. The system includes a manifold and a cover adapted to form a sealed space over the tissue site for providing negative pressure. The system also includes a debridement tool positioned between the manifold and the tissue site. The debridement tool having a tissue-facing surface and a plurality of holes separated from each other by walls. The walls have transverse surfaces extending between the tissue-facing surface and an opposite surface that form cutting edges. The holes have a perforation shape factor that allows the holes to collapse from a relaxed position to a contracted position in response to the application and removal of negative pressure from the sealed space. The cutting edges debride the tissue site in response to movement between the relaxed position and the contracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Brian Locke, Peter Arnold, Timothy Mark Robinson
  • Patent number: 10111508
    Abstract: A cosmetic product includes a cosmetic preparation including, relative to the total weight thereof, 50 to 90 wt. % polar solvent, and 0.001 to 10 wt. % direct dye. The product also includes a device for flash evaporation of the cosmetic preparation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Burkhard Mueller, Thorsten Knappe
  • Patent number: 10098826
    Abstract: A cosmetic product includes a cosmetic preparation including, in relation to the total weight thereof, 35 to 85 wt % polar solvent and 0.001 to 10 wt % oxidation dye precursor. The cosmetic product also includes b) a device for flash evaporation of the cosmetic preparation a). A method incorporates the use of the corresponding product and particularly the use of the cosmetic preparation a) as a process material in a device for flash evaporation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Burkhard Mueller, Thorsten Knappe
  • Patent number: 10058642
    Abstract: A wound treatment appliance is provided for treating all or a portion of a wound. In some embodiments, the appliance comprises a cover or a flexible overlay that covers all or a portion of the wound for purposes of applying a reduced pressure to the covered portion of the wound. In other embodiments, the wound treatment appliance also includes a vacuum system to supply reduced pressure to the site of the wound in the volume under the cover or in the area under the flexible overlay. Methods are provided for using various embodiments of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: BlueSky Medical Group Incorporated
    Inventor: Richard Scott Weston
  • Patent number: 10010543
    Abstract: The disclosure generally relates to tamper-resistant transdermal dosage forms. The dosage forms can comprise an active agent and more than one antagonist reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Barr Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: John Tang, Prashant Patel, Bhavik Patel, Longchun Yu
  • Patent number: 9964100
    Abstract: A compressed gas motor (1) comprising a vibration body (10) made to vibrate by a compressed gas being guided through the compressed gas motor (1), and a plunger (12) supported as in a bearing by a restoring element (14) in spring-like manner, the vibration body (10) and the plunger (12) being positioned and supported such that the vibration body (10) repeatedly hits against the plunger (12) during the vibration and displaces it against the restoring element (14), whereby the motion of the plunger (12) is utilized as the drive of the compressed gas motor (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: HERAEUS MEDICAL GMBH
    Inventor: Sebastian Vogt
  • Patent number: 9925959
    Abstract: There is provided a system and method of cleaning surfaces of an interior cabin space of a contamination comprising a microbial and viral load. The method includes the steps of sealing the interior cabin space and placing water, and a solid or gel pack, into a container and generating a vortex the container by rotating an impeller. The agitation causes the solid or gel pack to release a gaseous cleaning agent. An air-borne spray exiting from the container spreads throughout the interior cabin space to coat the surfaces to be cleaned within the interior cabin space. The cabin is maintained closed for an effective time period while the coating from the air-borne spray dwells on the surfaces to eliminate or substantially reduce the load of the contamination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: NUVINAIR, LLC
    Inventors: Kyle Bailey, Ryan Wood
  • Patent number: 9855168
    Abstract: A nozzle unit for cross-linking of eye tissue is disclosed. The nozzle unit comprises a dosing device for providing a predefined dose of a photosensitizer, a pressure-generating device for generating a pressure in the dosing device, and an outlet nozzle for discharging the dose of the photosensitizer, in a puff-type manner and in the form of at least one stream or stream bundle, through an outlet opening of the outlet nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Wavelight GMBH
    Inventor: Armin Wellhoefer
  • Patent number: 9849238
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention utilize a closed-loop feedback control system to ensure accurate drug delivery. This control system may, for example, utilize a flow sensor to measure the volume of delivery and an intelligent control algorithm to anticipate and compensate for overdoses and underdoses. Feedback control systems in accordance herewith can be applied to any piston- or plunger-driven pump system utilizing sensors that measure flow directly or indirectly. In some embodiments, adjustments are made during a “priming” stage when liquid is pumped through the internal fluid path but does not exit the pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: MINIPUMPS, LLC
    Inventors: Po-Ying Li, Shengtao Li, Jonathan K. Lee, Patrick Ryan, Alice Lai, Sean Caffey, Mark S. Humayun
  • Patent number: 9770369
    Abstract: A wound care device for delivering topical oxygen therapy, negative pressure wound therapy, and a low intensity vacuum therapy for treatment of a wound. The wound care device may include an oxygen supply MEA, an oxygen consuming MEA, a vacuum pump and motor, a pressure sensor, and a power supply and electronic controls. A dressing may be connected to the wound care device for administering topical continuous oxygen therapy and simultaneous negative pressure wound therapy to a wound. A canister or exudate trap may be positioned between the dressing and the vacuum supply port of the vacuum pump to collect and store exudates from the wound. The canister may be combined with the dressing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: NEOGENIX, LLC
    Inventors: Srinivasan Sarangapani, Lawrence J. Cali
  • Patent number: 9757272
    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: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Qool Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventor: Amir Belson
  • Patent number: 9730838
    Abstract: A non-invasive tissue oxygenation system for accelerating the healing of damaged tissue and to promote tissue viability is disclosed herein. The system is comprised of a lightweight portable electrochemical oxygen concentrator, a power management system, microprocessors, memory, a pressure sensing system, an optional temperature monitoring system, oxygen flow rate/oxygen partial pressure monitoring and control system, a display screen and key pad navigation controls as a means of providing continuous variably controlled low dosages of oxygen to a wound site and monitoring the healing process. A kink resistant oxygen delivery tubing, whereby the proximal end is removably connected to the device and the distal end with holes or a flexible, flat, oxygen-permeable tape is positioned at or near the wound bed as a means of applying near 100% pure oxygen to the wound site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Electrochemical Oxygen Concepts, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael C. Wells, Mark Parker, Daniel J. Clarius, Andrew Parker, Faraidoon Pundole, Tom Woods, Mark Niederauer
  • Patent number: 9668916
    Abstract: A conjunctival cover including an annular generally curved shell having a conjunctival portion structured to conform to and overly at least part of the conjunctiva of an eye. The annular generally partially spherical shell defines a generally central opening. The central opening is sized to leave a cornea of the eye substantially or partially uncovered when the conjunctival cover is applied to the eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Inventor: Vance M. Thompson
  • Patent number: 9610389
    Abstract: A method for treating wounds, comprised of the application of reduced pressure to a wound site and alteration of the temperature over said wound. A system for wound healing, comprising: a substantial impermeable drape sized to cover and enclose the wound creating a reservoir and adapted to maintain reduced pressure at the site of the wound; a sterilizable porous cooling pad incorporated into a wound sponge adapted to provide localized cooling to said wound, said cooling pad located between said wound and said cover or over the drape; a reduced pressure supply mechanism capable of providing subatmosphere pressure over said wound site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Robert T. Ruland
  • Patent number: 9446742
    Abstract: There is provided a system and method of cleaning surfaces of an interior cabin space of a contamination comprising a microbial and viral load. The method includes the steps of sealing the interior cabin space and placing water, and a solid or gel pack, into a container and generating a vortex the container by rotating an impeller. The agitation causes the solid or gel pack to release a gaseous cleaning agent. An air-borne spray exiting from the container spreads throughout the interior cabin space to coat the surfaces to be cleaned within the interior cabin space. The cabin is maintained closed for an effective time period while the coating from the air-borne spray dwells on the surfaces to eliminate or substantially reduce the load of the contamination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: NuVinAir, LLC
    Inventors: Kyle Bailey, Ryan Wood
  • Patent number: 9440057
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods of treating diseases and disorders comprising applying a therapeutically effective dose of cold plasma. In particular examples, the diseases and disorders include, but are not limited to, diseases and disorders of the skin, musculoskeletal, and immune systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Plasmology4, Inc.
    Inventors: Marc C. Jacofsky, David J. Jacofsky, Robert M. Hummel
  • Patent number: 9402940
    Abstract: A wound healing system for promoting healing of a wound of a patient includes a positive pressure source, a reduced pressure source, and a porous foam positioned in contact with the wound. The porous foam includes a plurality of flow channels in fluid communication with the reduced pressure source. The system further includes a filler member having a flexible wall defining an interior chamber. The interior chamber is in fluid communication with the positive pressure source, and a cover member is positioned over the filler member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Brian Locke, Timothy Mark Robinson, Richard Daniel John Coulthard, Aidan Marcus Tout
  • Patent number: 9333297
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention utilize a closed-loop feedback control system to ensure accurate drug delivery. This control system may, for example, utilize a flow sensor to measure the volume of delivery and an intelligent control algorithm to anticipate and compensate for overdoses and underdoses. Feedback control systems in accordance herewith can be applied to any piston- or plunger-driven pump system utilizing sensors that measure flow directly or indirectly. In some embodiments, adjustments are made based on the flow “tail” that occurs in a piston- or plunger-type pump as relaxation of the plunger material continues to push fluid out of the drug reservoir; this residual flow eventually ceases after the plunger returns to its natural state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: MiniPumps, LLC
    Inventors: Po-Ying Li, Shengtao Li, Jonathan K. Lee, Patrick Ryan, Alice Lai, Sean Caffey, Mark S. Humayun
  • Patent number: 9265562
    Abstract: A method is provided for treating a neuromuscular defect in a subject. One step of the method includes locating a target nerve. After locating the target nerve, a treatment probe is provided. The treatment probe includes an elongated body member having a proximal end portion and a distal end portion. The distal end portion includes an energy delivery mechanism for stimulating or ablating the target nerve, a monitoring mechanism, and a fluid aspiration/delivery mechanism. Next, the target nerve is verified as an appropriate target for ablation by stimulating and then monitoring the target nerve via the energy delivery mechanism and the monitoring mechanism, respectively. After verifying the target nerve, a tumescent fluid is injected into the tissue surrounding the target nerve. An electric current is then delivered to the energy delivery mechanism to substantially ablate the target nerve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Inventor: Francis A. Papay
  • Patent number: 9220853
    Abstract: A medical spray device has a compressed gas supply conduit for guiding a gas flow, a liquid supply conduit for supplying a liquid, a dispensing tube having an open tube end for spraying fine droplets or a spray mist of a liquid-gas mixture, and an operable valve element that is arranged in the compressed gas supply conduit. A constriction of the cross-sectional area is provided in the dispensing tube and a merging site is arranged in the region of the constriction through which the liquid merges into the gas flow from the compressed gas supply conduit, whereby the constriction forms a nozzle in the dispensing tube. A spray device kit provides a medical spray device, a gas supply conduit, a pressure regulator, and a compressed gas container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Heraeus Medical GmbH
    Inventor: Sebastian Vogt
  • Patent number: 9161603
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for applying at least one product in a controlled manner onto a surface. The device comprises several layers, where a bottom layer and at least a storage layer are welded together during the manufacturing of the device in order to create a temporary liquid barrier in the storage layer. The temporary liquid barrier will form at least one closed chamber in the storage layer, where the purpose of the temporary liquid barrier is to delay the liquid running over the barrier after the storage layer has been filled with the liquid that is to be applied. This delay of the liquid running over the temporary liquid barrier will ensure that the rest of the different layers of the device can be joined together inside and around their outer peripheries, in order to create a liquid tight storage chamber for the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: PadTech AS
    Inventor: Dag H. Gundersen
  • Patent number: 9155711
    Abstract: The present invention provides a transdermal drug delivery system comprising a drug-containing matrix layer comprising: (a) donepezil or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof as an active ingredient; and (b) an acrylate-rubber hybrid as an adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: NAL PHARMACEUTICALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Hoo-Kyun Choi, Myung-Kwan Chun, Y. Joseph Mo
  • Patent number: 9050428
    Abstract: A device, cartridge and method for dispensing a liquid, preferably a drug, are proposed. The liquid is pressurized in a cartridge to a first lower pressure and, then, pressurized in doses by a pump to a second higher pressure. A valve arranged between the cartridge and the pump is normally closed and/or opened only temporarily. Thus, evaporation and dripping of liquid can be avoided or minimized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH
    Inventors: Stephen T. Dunne, Holger Holakovsky, Alexander Bach, Jens Besseler, Manuel Krakowka, Gilbert Wuttke
  • Patent number: 9044579
    Abstract: An apparatus for cleansing wounds in which irrigant fluid from a reservoir connected to a conformable wound dressing and wound exudate from the dressing are moved by a device (which may be a single pump or two pumps) for moving fluid through a flow path which passes through the dressing and a means for providing simultaneous aspiration and irrigation of the wound. The apparatus also comprises means to apply high frequency vibrational energy, e.g. ultrasound, to the wound bed. The former removes materials deleterious to wound healing, while distributing materials that are beneficial in promoting wound healing over the wound bed. The latter promotes healing. The dressing and a method of treatment using the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew PLC
    Inventors: Patrick Lewis Blott, Clare Green, Edward Yerbury Hartwell, Robin Paul Martin, Derek Nicolini, Julian Lee-Webb
  • Publication number: 20150148648
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an ophthalmic device with an intraocular pressure monitoring system and associated methods. In some embodiments, the ophthalmic device can be a contact lens with an intraocular pressure monitoring system that is not dependent on eye ball shape or change over time. Further, the intraocular pressure monitoring system may include elements for delivering audible and/or visual messages to the user that can be useful for the monitoring and treatment of glaucoma. The audible and/or visual messages can be signals communicated to the user using one or both of the ophthalmic device and a wireless device in communication with the ophthalmic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventor: Randall Braxton Pugh
  • Patent number: 9039666
    Abstract: This invention provides for a method and a device for dispensing precise quantities of a predetermined volume of medicaments or other liquids onto the eye, via one or more discrete drop(s) generated by the device in a practical and innoxious way to users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Leslie A. Voss, Catie A. Morley, Gary S. Hall
  • Patent number: 9039667
    Abstract: A method of arresting blood flow from a bleeding wound including the steps of (1) providing a solid hemostatic tablet preferably including potassium ferrate and a cation ion exchange resin pressure formed into a tablet for delivery onto a bleeding wound, the tablet defining a proximal portion and a distal portion, (2) applying the proximal portion against the bleeding wound to improve the rate of adhesion to a bleeding wound surface, and then (3) applying pressure against the tablet over the wound site. After the seal is formed from the interaction of blood or exudates with the proximal portion of the tablet, the distal portion of the tablet delaminates from the proximal portion to form a reservoir to stop further bleeding and to provide antimicrobial protection and healing. The tablet may be applied to any surface orientation and take any shape and thickness possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Biolife, L.L.C.
    Inventors: John Hen, Talmadge Kelly Keene, Mark Travi
  • 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: 20150126944
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a system for applying small quantities of antiseptic such as a solution of chlorhexidine to a human patient. The system includes a container of 10-50 mL having an opening proximate the top end of the container and a closed end at the bottom. A dispenser for dispensing 0.05 to 0.2 mL of antiseptic through an opening of 0.8 to 4.8 mm is provided. A reclosable cap is further provided for sealing the top end of the container and retaining the antiseptic in the container. In a preferred embodiment, the dispenser comprises a roller ball of 1-5 mm which is rotatably mounted in the opening of the container, with a peripheral seal maintained around the opening for sealing the edges of the roller ball while allowing rotation thereof within the opening. This allows the antiseptic to remain on the ball so that the antiseptic may be dispensed to the patient in limited quantities without dripping from the dispenser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: Chlorhexidine Optimal Products For Skin LLC
    Inventor: Alexander A.L. Stemer
  • Publication number: 20150125813
    Abstract: An oral care kit is provided. The oral care kit is designed to be used to treat a painful area of a patient's mouth, such as a tooth, an area of a lip, or an area along a gum line. The oral care kit generally includes a topical anesthetic, a plurality of disposable swabs, and an applicator. The applicator has a proximal end defining a handle, and a distal end comprising a pair of prongs. A channel is formed along an inner surface of the prongs. The proximal end of each swab is dimensioned to be slidably received within the channel, while the distal end comprises flocking. Each of the disposable swabs is dimensioned to be received within a user's mouth for application of the topical anesthetic. A method of numbing a dental area is also provided herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: Dentek Oral Care, Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Fox, Eric W. Mowell, Geoffrey A. de Rohan, Charlotte E. Havely
  • Patent number: 9022999
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein are directed to fluid spraying apparatuses, and related systems and methods. The disclosed fluid spraying apparatuses may be used, for example, to spray a medically suitable fluid on a target region of a living subject such as for treating or removing tissue. In an embodiment, a fluid spraying apparatus includes a target designation unit having a target sensor configured to sense a target region of a living subject, a spray mechanism, and a controller. The spray mechanism includes at least one reservoir configured to hold fluid, and a spraying device operably coupled to the at least one reservoir, the spraying device configured to spray the fluid in the at least one reservoir onto the target region. The controller includes control electrical circuitry operably coupled to the spray mechanism and the target designation unit, and configured to control the spray mechanism responsive to the target sensor sensing the target region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Elwha, LLC
    Inventors: Mahalaxmi Gita Bangera, Roderick A. Hyde, Jordin T. Kare, Eric C. Leuthardt, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20150119652
    Abstract: A system for providing telemedicine support with structured illumination and related methods is described. The telemedicine system provides two-way audio visual communication between a patient and a remote caregiver, as well as controllable illumination of the patient of that can be remotely adjusted to enhance medically-relevant information that can be derived from images of the patient. In various aspects, lighting system parameters including but not limited to intensity, light pulse duration, spectral content, divergence or convergence and polarization can be adjusted. In some aspects, parameters of the imaging system such as filtration, pan, tilt, or zoom of the imaging system can be adjusted. In addition to providing two-way communication and controllable illumination capability, telemedicine systems as described herein may include various diagnostic or medical treatment devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Roderick A. Hyde, Jordin T. Kare, Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Lowell L. Wood, JR.
  • Publication number: 20150119824
    Abstract: An adhesive applicator for applying medical adhesives, particularly cyanoacrylates, to incisions such as those made during minimally invasive surgery. The applicator employs a pipette tip or similar narrow flow restrictor tip to close the incision and a body of foam to seal the incision. Methods of using the applicator are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: Advanced Medical Solutions (Plymouth) Limited
    Inventor: Richard J. Stenton
  • Publication number: 20150119857
    Abstract: Devices and methods for wound treatment are disclosed. A chamber may define a treatment space having an interior engineered surface including a plurality of structures configured to provide pathways for the distribution of negative pressure and to exert mechanical stress on a wound. In some specific embodiments, the devices and methods may treat wounds on the head, neck, and face. One or more tubes may be in fluid communication with the treatment space to facilitate the application of negative pressure, the introduction of therapeutic agents, and the removal of wound material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Elof Eriksson, Michael Broomhead
  • Publication number: 20150119826
    Abstract: Wound treatment systems and methods (e.g., having hydrophilic wound inserts), such as for negative-pressure and/or fluid-installation wound therapies. Some embodiments include a check-valve assembly between a wound dressing and a vacuum source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Joanna Payne Perkins, Paul S. SLACK, Kevin HIGLEY, Kenneth Mitchel KNOWLES, Aidan Marcus TOUT
  • Publication number: 20150119827
    Abstract: Storage stable, topical lotion compositions for treating corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses are provided by the present invention which include a halobetasol material comprising halobetasol or its pharmaceutically acceptable salts, esters, and solvates; and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier which includes: (a) one or more fatty alcohols and/or one or more alkoxylated fatty alcohols, (b) one or more polyol humectants, and (c) diisopropyl adipate. Storage stable, topical lotion compositions for treating corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses are provided by the present invention which include 0.05% halobetasol propionate; and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier which includes: (a) one or more fatty alcohols and/or one or more alkoxylated fatty alcohols, (b) one or more polyol humectants, and (c) diisopropyl adipate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Keith A. Johnson, Karl F. Popp
  • Publication number: 20150119825
    Abstract: A method is described for optimizing ungual treatment. The method can include (a) providing a nail having at least two spaced apart holes formed from a surface thereof and extending into the nail, and (b) topically applying a radiolabeled pharmaceutical composition to the nail. At least a portion of the composition is received in the at least two holes. The method also includes (c) sectioning a portion of the nail proximate the at least two holes into a plurality of sections, (d) determining, for each of the plurality of sections, a concentration of radioactivity in the section as a function of position with respect to the at least two holes, and (e) optimizing a spacing between the at least two holes based at least partially on the determinations in step (d). A method of ungual treatment using the optimized spacing is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Hanan Osman-Ponchet, Martine Bouclier
  • Publication number: 20150118325
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for preventing or treating an inflammatory response, condition or disease in a mammal comprising administering an effective amount of a dilute stabilised hypochlorite solution to said mammal in need thereof as well as a means for mixing and administering fresh, dilute stabilised hypochlorite solution to the site where it is needed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: Hypo-Stream Limited
    Inventor: Myles H. E. Dakin
  • Publication number: 20150112285
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a transdermal therapeutic system for administering an active substance through the skin, comprising: a) a cover layer, b) a reservoir present on the cover layer, comprising a polymer matrix comprising the active substance, c) an adhesive layer present on the reservoir comprising a contact adhesive, and d) a removable layer present on the adhesive layer, the active substance being rivastigmine, a physiologically compatible salt, hydrate, solvate or derivative thereof, characterized in that the polymer matrix of the reservoir comprises neither hydroxyl groups nor carboxyl groups.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Heike Prinz, Bjorn Schurad, Thomas Beckert, Kristina Linder
  • Patent number: 9012714
    Abstract: A wound treatment device comprises a wound surface contacting plug and a cover for covering the wound surface and the plug, wherein said plug consists of a flat textile isolating material comprising at least one first surface layer, one second surface layer and one intermediate space arranged between said surface layers. At least the first surface layer is provided with a biocompatible surface and a structure which enables a liquid to pass and prevents a wound tissue from growing in said structure. The intermediate space is provided with isolating threads elastically holding the first surface layer and the second surface layer at a certain distance from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Inventor: Wilhelm Fleischmann
  • Patent number: 9011393
    Abstract: Methods, devices, and systems are disclosed that help to restore lymphatic flow associated with a subcutaneous defect in a patient's body by approximating portions of the subcutaneous defect using reduced pressure and a tissue-approximating device. The tissue approximating device may include a curved member that is formed from a semi-rigid material and defines a concave space that goes over the subcutaneous defect. A flange portion is formed on the curved member. A reduced-pressure aperture is formed on the curved member for providing reduced pressure to the concave space. The tissue-approximating device also includes a spacer member disposed on a tissue-facing side of the curved member and aligned substantially with the reduced-pressure aperture. Other systems, devices, and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Marvin Kazala, Jr., Eric Woodson Barta, Luis Toro
  • Patent number: 9009933
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method to improve the appearance of a corpse by means of the application of specific thanatocosmetic compositions. The invention also relates to the new compositions and to their use in thanato-aesthetics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Astrid Lombardi
    Inventor: Astrid Lombardi
  • 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