Method Of Applying Or Removing Material To Or From Body Patents (Class 604/290)
  • Patent number: 11039960
    Abstract: A liquid indicating article is disclosed. It can have a single layer, but generally will have at least two layers bonded together, wherein a visible layer masks a second colored layer and the visible layer becomes at least semitransparent when wet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: DRY SEE, INC.
    Inventors: Marc D. Etchells, Walter G. Mayfield
  • Patent number: 11026844
    Abstract: In some illustrative embodiments, a system suitable for treating a tissue site may include a dressing, a low-profile conduit, a conduit interface, and a reduced-pressure source. The dressing may be adapted for positioning at the tissue site. The low-profile conduit may be adapted for fluidly coupling to the dressing. The low-profile conduit may include a manifold and a sealing member encapsulating the manifold. The conduit interface may be adapted for fluidly coupling to the low-profile conduit. The conduit interface may be in fluid communication with the dressing through the low-profile conduit. The reduced-pressure source may be adapted for fluid communication with the conduit interface. Other systems, devices, and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Brian Locke, Timothy Mark Robinson, David George Whyte
  • Patent number: 10982999
    Abstract: A system and a method for measuring ultraviolet ray protection of a cosmetic material. In an embodiment, the system for measuring the ultraviolet ray protection of a cosmetic material includes: a light source for emitting light including ultraviolet bands; a transparent plate through which the lights emitted from the light source pass, and having one surface to which a cosmetic material to be tested is applied; a wavelength conversion film, which changes, to a predetermined size, the light, of an ultraviolet band, of the light having passed through the transparent plate and makes the same pass therethrough; and a photosensitive sheet, which accommodates the light having passed through the wavelength conversion film and has a photosensitive property for light of UVA and UVB bands among the ultraviolet bands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: AMOREPACIFIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yu-Chul Jung, Hae-Kwang Lee
  • Patent number: 10875322
    Abstract: A device for deposition of particles on a target from a transparent slide having a film formed by a fluid containing suspended particles, by locally exciting the film using a laser, includes means for observing the local excitation region. The observation means comprise a sensor and a light source, the optical axes of which are substantially shared in a space between an optical splitter and the film. The optical beam of the imaging system and the optical beam of the laser are coaxially arranged in the space between the controlled optical deflection means and the film. The device comprises a first focusing optical unit arranged between the controlled optical deflection means and the film. The device comprises a second image-combining optical unit positioned between the sensor and the splitter, the sensor being positioned in the focal plane of the second optical unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignees: Universite de Bordeaux, Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (INSERM)
    Inventors: Bertrand Viellerobe, Romain Vaucelle, Fabien Guillemot
  • Patent number: 10849859
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to random, acrylic co-polymers that are useful in transdermal applications. Methods of making and using the described co-polymers are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: HENKEL IP & HOLDING GMBH
    Inventors: Eric N. Silverberg, Young Taek Choi
  • Patent number: 10814114
    Abstract: An applicator for dispensing a solution having two or more components includes a hollow body having a head provided at one end of the hollow body for dispersion of the solution and a breaking mechanism attached to the hollow body. The breaking mechanism includes at least one projection extendable into an interior of the hollow body. The applicator further includes a plurality of ampoules placed in the interior of the hollow body. The plurality of ampoules contains the two or more components. Upon activation of the breaking mechanism, the at least one projection applies a force to the plurality of ampoules such that the plurality of ampoules break and release the two or more components to form the solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: DUSA PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Boyajian, Mark Carota
  • Patent number: 10758397
    Abstract: The present invention relates to sanitary protection article that is structured and arranged to maintain menstrual fluid within the vagina and thereby prevent the menstrual fluid from escaping the body. The present invention also relates to a method of selectively maintaining menstrual fluid within the vagina by means of using such article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
    Inventors: H. Michael Moscherosch, Jennifer L. Sturgeon, Mari Hou
  • Patent number: 10751934
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for additive manufacturing with variable extruder profiles are described herein. An extruder print head with multiple nozzles placed at different angles allows for additional degrees of freedom to additively manufacture parts with complex shapes. In addition with the use of shape memory alloy materials, the diameter of one or more nozzles can be adjusted during the additive manufacturing process. This allows for independent control of the build resolution and of the build rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: DIVERGENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Narender Shankar Lakshman, Broc William TenHouten
  • Patent number: 10675609
    Abstract: An article of manufacture has an external surface at least partly defined by a material compositionally comprising a polymeric hydrogel that takes up water when wetted. The hydrogel-containing material is effective in reducing soil accumulation on, and/or for reducing soil adhesion to, an article designed for a variety of uses, such as transportation, vehicle safety, storage, recreation, leisure, waste disposal, construction, gardening, or traffic control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: NIKE, INC.
    Inventors: Hossein A. Baghdadi, Caleb W. Dyer, Myron Maurer, Denis Schiller, Jeremy D. Walker, Zachary C. Wright, Marc Adler
  • Patent number: 10646425
    Abstract: Apple cider vinegar, may be applied in different ways to the skin, the preferred way of application is a cream or a lotion which can be left on the skin for 10-15 minutes or preferably overnight. The objectionable odor of vinegar is masked or eliminated by the inclusion of certain natural essential oils such as lavender oil, rose oil, rosewood oil, geranium oil, tea tree oil, rosemary oil, sandalwood oil, lemongrass oil, violet oil and ginger oil. These natural essential oils also practically eliminate any potential skin irritation that may result from high concentrations of the vinegar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: DISTINGUE LLC
    Inventors: Hayel Said, Bassam Ghanem, Hussam Ghanem, Faissal Ghanem
  • Patent number: 10583042
    Abstract: A wound care device for delivering topical oxygen therapy and negative pressure wound therapy for treatment of a wound. The wound care device may include an oxygen supply membrane electrode device (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 negative pressure wound therapy to a wound. The wound care device may be operated to provide simultaneous topical oxygen therapy and negative pressure wound therapy, continuous oxygen therapy with intermittent negative pressure wound therapy, and alternating oxygen therapy and negative pressure wound therapy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: NEOGENIX, LLC
    Inventors: Srinivasan Sarangapani, Lawrence J. Cali
  • Patent number: 10575992
    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: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: NEOGENIX, LLC
    Inventors: Srinivasan Sarangapani, Lawrence J. Cali
  • Patent number: 10556066
    Abstract: An assembly comprises an electric consumer, an electric voltage source adapted to power the electric consumer, and user operated actuation means. The electric voltage source is operatable between a first state in which a first voltage is generated and a second state in which a second higher voltage is generated. The user operated actuation means is operatable from a first to a second state and adapted to thereby operate the electric voltage source from the first to the second state, and operatable from the second state to the first state and adapted to thereby operate the electric voltage source from the second to the first state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Novo Nordisk A/S
    Inventor: Andre Larsen
  • Patent number: 10492955
    Abstract: An ophthalmic laser treatment system and method providing for a liquid optical interface (LOI) with a patient eye surface (PES) using an elliptical ocular suction ring (OSR) is disclosed. A disposable ocular patient interface (OPI) provides for simultaneous differential vacuum mating of the PES, OSR, OPI, and an optical window retainer (OWR). The PES, OSR, OPI, and OWR form an enclosed volume in which liquid may be interjected to cover the PES during laser treatment. A vacuum suction pump (VSP) provides controlled vacuum to the OPI ensuring proper differential vacuum mating (DVM) between the PES, OSR, OPI, and OWR during laser treatment. The OWR connects to a laser objective bracket (LOB) via an ocular force sensor (OFS) and an optical separator bracket (OSB). The OFS senses applied pressure to the PES and provides data to a computerized control device (CCD) that limits applied pressure to the PES during laser treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: PERFECT IP, LLC
    Inventors: Ruth Sahler, Raymond Kenneth Alley, Josef F. Bille
  • Patent number: 10413379
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are several embodiments of medical device packaging, and more particularly to a reduced pressure therapy kit and packaging and methods of using the same in the treatment of wounds. Some embodiments are directed towards packaging including a dressing compartment for storing wound dressings and having use instructions printed thereon, the dressing compartment detachably connected to a pump compartment for storing a sterile pump. After removal of the pump, the pump compartment can be detached from the dressing compartment and discarded. The dressing compartment can be retained together with any additional dressings and the use instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew PLC
    Inventors: Ian Binder, Sarah Jenny Collinson, John Cowan-Hughes, John Gowans, Beverley Love, David Patterson, Mark Russell, Peter Sleight, Philip Walsh
  • 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: 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: 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: 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