Glove For Applying Or Removing Material To Or From Wearer's Hand Patents (Class 604/292)
  • Publication number: 20140200527
    Abstract: An all direction stretchable dressing article is disclosed. The article includes a first surface, a second surface, at least one layer of all directions stretchable polymer, and at least one layer of fibers affixed to at least a part of the polymer layer. The article further includes at least one type of curative material embedded or associated with at least one of the polymer layer or the fiber layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: TAMICARE LTD.
    Inventors: Ehud Giloh, Tamar Giloh, Liora Gilboa
  • Publication number: 20140163484
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a hemostatic glove device including an absorbent fabric layer having a hemostatic agent and optionally an therapeutic agent. The present disclosure also provides methods for using the hemostatic glove device for promoting hemostasis of a wound of a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: INNOVATIVE TRAUMA CARE INC.
    Inventors: Ian Atkinson, Dennis Filips, Prasanna Lakshminarasimhan, Steve Dralle, Kelly Mottet
  • Patent number: 8663177
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein generally relate to improved devices, systems, kits, products and methods related to topical medicament application of measured dosages. The kits and devices can single use and/or disposable for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Anal-Gesic LLC
    Inventor: Barry S. Fogel
  • Publication number: 20140052080
    Abstract: The present invention is a disposable garment, such as a glove, a sock, or a shoe, for treating foot or hand inflammation or disease. In a preferred embodiment, the garment comprises a flexible outer cover that is nonporous and an inner layer closely adhered to the inside of the outer cover. The outer cover may preferably have a flexible closure at the level of the ankle or wrist, arranged such that liquids will be retained therein. The inner layer serves as a reservoir for a selected therapeutic product, and preferably comprises a bladder. Preferably, the bladder has a perforation, and may be disposed within the inner layer in a position allowing a user to apply pressure to bladder with his foot or hand. A therapeutic product in liquid form is stored within the reservoir, and is released upon application of pressure by the user's foot or hand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2012
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Inventors: Lois Gibson, Carol L. Heindl
  • Publication number: 20140039422
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure disclose a garment for treatment of atopic dermatitis. In one aspect, the disclosure is directed a close fitting full body garment. In particular, the full body garment includes a torso covering portion, a pair of leg covering portions and a pair of arm covering portions. The pair of arm covering portions further include an integrated hand covering portions, and the pair of leg covering portions further include a pair of foot covering portions. The disclosed system is constructed from a fabric capable of moisture management that when in contact with the skin surface of the wearer provides an optimal relief from the symptoms of the skin disorder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: AD RESCUEWEAR, LLC
    Inventor: Elizabeth Ann Scott
  • Publication number: 20140005616
    Abstract: Single layer and multi-layer anti-microbial wound care fabrics, gloves, sleeves, anklets, socks, finger cots, masks, and similar wound care articles are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: Ansell Limited
    Inventors: JEFFREY MORELAND, ROGER EUGENE HUCKFELDT, DION ROSS, ERIC THOMPSON, JAMIE ASHWORTH, MICHAEL ZEDALIS, ANTHONY B. LOPEZ
  • Patent number: 8613732
    Abstract: A convenient and hygienic skin therapy system comprising an encaser, one or more therapeutic compositions, a sealing means and optional accessories is disclosed. A method of using such a skin therapy system is also provided. The skin therapy system and the use thereof provides an effective, efficient and safe therapeutic approach.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignees: Paraffin internatinal, LLC
    Inventor: Deanna Montrose
  • Patent number: 8475418
    Abstract: A closed system for surgical limb prep has: a two-layered construction, including an inner layer and a top layer; or a three-layered construction, including an inner layer, an intermediate layer, and a top layer. The inner layer fits over and engages the limb of the patient, and the inner layer also serves as a storage medium for a topical antiseptic or other prep fluid. The intermediate layer, if present, is positioned over the inner layer and is preferably made of a substantially waterproof or fluid-resistant material. The top layer covers the other layer(s) and includes one or more strips of adhesive that can be used to secure the top layer to the limb of the patient, effectively sealing and closing the system about the limb of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Inventor: Amit Gupta
  • Publication number: 20130096515
    Abstract: A convenient and hygienic skin therapy system comprising an encaser, one or more therapeutic compositions, a sealing means and optional accessories is disclosed. A method of using such a skin therapy system is also provided. The skin therapy system and the use thereof provides an effective, efficient and safe therapeutic approach.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Inventor: Deanna Montrose
  • Patent number: 8403898
    Abstract: A device used for applying an antiseptic preparation to a surgical site of a patient prior to surgery outside of an operating theater. A loose-fitting bag is provided which encloses the surgical site by securing the open end(s) to the patient by closing means. A method and apparatus are also provided for releasing antiseptic into the interior of the bag. The method provides that the surgical site can be scrubbed within the bag so as to properly prepare the skin for surgery. A temperature indicator for the antiseptic preparation is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Inventor: Mark R. Moore
  • Publication number: 20130035650
    Abstract: A dead skin removing device for a user's hand includes a liquidproof plastic glove which defines an inner space and which includes a palm piece and a back piece that are configured to be matingly plastic-welded to each other, and a patch member which is bonded to a portion of the palm piece or the back piece. The patch member is soaked with an exfoliating agent such that once the user's hand is inserted into the liquidproof plastic glove, a region of the user's hand is brought into intimate contact with the exfoliating agent. A method of forming the dead skin removing device is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Inventor: Wei-Jen Wang
  • Patent number: 8353883
    Abstract: Elastomeric articles, such as gloves are disclosed. The gloves include a primary matrix made from one or more elastomeric materials and a foam donning layer. In one embodiment, for instance, the donning layer can be formed from a polyurethane foam. The polyurethane foam can be created from the reaction product of a polyurethane prepolymer and a solution containing water. The resulting foam can be hydrophilic and can absorb moisture for preventing moisture from being trapped between the primary matrix and a user's skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: David W. Johnson, Martin Shamis, Alison Salyer Bagwell
  • Patent number: 8318090
    Abstract: Disclosed are a germicidal system and method for deactivating pathogens on the surface of a bodily extremity protected by a prophylactic covering substantially opaque to UV-C radiation. The device includes an enclosure having one or more openings through which the extremity can be inserted. The enclosure contains a radiation source configured to produce germicidal radiation having a wavelength of about 253.7 nm. The openings are configured relative to the radiation source such that the inserted extremity is in close proximity to the radiation source. The prophylactic covered extremity is preferably a gloved hand thereby sanitizing the surface of the glove. The extremity inserted is preferably exposed for a predetermined period of time to ensure a desired level of sanitization. Optionally, the device can include detectors to determine the position of the hand, the spread of the fingers, and whether the hand is covered by a glove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Germgard Lighting, LLC
    Inventor: Eugene I. Gordon
  • Patent number: 8313471
    Abstract: A therapeutic glove of elastic synthetic fabric to which gold-coated self-expanding ring devices are affixed at selective locations adjacent the metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joints of the fingers of the hand without restricting movement of those joints. The affixing of rings on the interior of the glove along the MCP joints induces optimal gold abrasion therapy of joints that are afflicted by rheumatoid arthritis. The high purity gold-coating on the rings, combined with the snugness of the glove, increases the natural abrasion and absorption of the gold into the joint, which has the therapeutic effect of delaying joint erosion with daily wear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Inventor: Jeffrey P. Hendricks
  • Patent number: 8298197
    Abstract: A wound dressing includes a chamber (12) defining a treatment space (14) and at least one opening (20) communicating with the treatment space. In one embodiment, a plurality of channels are defined on an inner wall of the chamber. In another embodiment, a tube (31) extends through the chamber and into the treatment space and defines a plurality of openings (35) in a portion of the tube extending into the treatment space. In yet another embodiment, a tube extends through the chamber and into the treatment space and comprises a plurality of branches (37) extending to different regions of the treatment space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Inventors: Elof Eriksson, W. Robert Allison, Christian Baker
  • Patent number: 8206362
    Abstract: The present invention provides a device to facilitate the self-administration of eye drops. The device includes a body portion adapted for placement on the user's face, generally over the eye in which the drops are to be applied. The body portion preferably includes an integral handle which may be held between the thumb and forefinger of the user. Many embodiments may also incorporate a nose bridge to assist in locating the device in the correct position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: E-Z Eye Med, Inc.
    Inventor: Hal H. Crosswell, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8178176
    Abstract: Sealed liquid tissue is comprised of a length of tissue and a layer of waterproof film. The layer of waterproof film has at least one pocket filled with liquid. The layer of waterproof film is attached to the top surface of the tissue. The bottom surface of the waterproof film is configured so that it has less resistance to bursting under hand pressure than the top surface of the film. Hand pressure applied to the film is capable of causing the bottom surface of the film surrounding the pocket to burst while the top surface of the film remains intact. This causes the liquid within the at least one pocket to escape through the bottom surface of the film to moisturize the length of tissue, thereby forming a wet wipe like article which has a wet lower surface and a dry upper surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Inventor: Randy W. Roberts
  • Publication number: 20120089103
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a medical device having a disposable member for treating dermatological diseases and topical pathogeneses. The device comprises, inter alia, at least one inner layer at least partially made of a non-woven material, being in physical contact with at least a part of the derma having the dermatological diseases; at least one external impervious and flexible layer, at least partially made of material selected from a group consisting of silicone, rubber and polymer, enveloping the inner layer; and, source of hypertonic solution wetting the inner layer such that the inner layer is continuously immersed with the hypertonic solution and a constantly hypertonic environment around the derma is maintained. The inner layer is disposable and reversibly detachable to the enveloping external layer such that frequent displacement of the inner layer is possible, topical pathogeneses are being removed and dermatological diseases are being treated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2010
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Inventor: Ruben Tel-Ari
  • Patent number: 8142713
    Abstract: A germicidal system and method for deactivating pathogens on the surface of a bodily extremity protected by a prophylactic covering substantially opaque to UV-C radiation. The device includes an enclosure having one or more openings through which the extremity can be inserted. The enclosure contains a radiation source configured to produce germicidal radiation having a wavelength of about 253.7 nm. The openings are configured relative to the radiation source such that the inserted extremity is in close proximity to the radiation source. The prophylactic covered extremity is preferably a gloved hand thereby sanitizing the surface of the glove. The extremity inserted is preferably exposed for a predetermined period of time to ensure a desired level of sanitization. Optionally, the device can include an orientation detector to determine the position of the user's hand and the spread of the user's fingers, and a surface detector to determine whether the user's hand is covered by a glove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Germgard Lighting, LLC
    Inventor: Eugene I. Gordon
  • Publication number: 20110190715
    Abstract: A therapeutic glove of elastic synthetic fabric to which gold-coated self-expanding ring devices are affixed at selective locations adjacent the metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joints of the fingers of the hand without restricting movement of those joints. The affixing of rings on the interior of the glove along the MCP joints induces optimal gold abrasion therapy of joints that are afflicted by rheumatoid arthritis. The high purity gold-coating on the rings, combined with the snugness of the glove, increases the natural abrasion and absorption of the gold into the joint, which has the therapeutic effect of delaying joint erosion with daily wear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Inventor: Jeffrey P. Hendricks
  • Publication number: 20110165114
    Abstract: There is provided a non-water soluble drug delivery composition comprising a conjugate and a polymer matrix wherein exposure of the composition to electromagnetic radiation at a suitable pre-determined wavelength and intensity induces release of the active ingredient from the composition. The conjugate is attached to the polymer matrix through non-covalent interactions. There is also provided a drug delivery apparatus formed from the drug delivery composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2009
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Inventors: Colin Peter McCoy, Sean Patrick Gorman, David Simon Jones
  • Patent number: 7951123
    Abstract: A wax heating device for wax treatment of human skin that includes a contained a controlled exothermic chemical reaction to melt wax on a flexible element for contacting human skin. A heating pouch contains a first portion. A heater element has an inner area with a first portion holding a heat generating material and a second portion holding an actuation agent, with a seal that is broken to actuate the heat generation and melt the wax.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Inventors: James A. Donovan, Tobi W. Ferguson
  • Patent number: 7938811
    Abstract: With the effect of alcohol, components of athlete's foot medicine penetrate deeply into the skin and athlete's foot is cured early and completely. The athlete's foot treatment liquid is a mixture of athlete's foot medicine and alcohol, which has a feature of penetrating into the skin well. The athlete's foot treatment liquid permeates well into the inner sock. It permeates all over the sock by capillarity. The impermeable bag, which does not have liquid medicine leak out, is worn on the inner sock. The impermeable bag is filled with the athlete's foot treatment liquid. The opening of the impermeable bag is closed tightly with the rubber band so as not to have the athlete's foot treatment liquid permeate, evaporate or leak out. The outer sock is worn on the impermeable bag. The impermeable bag is compressed inward, so that the athlete's foot treatment liquid is pushed up to an upping line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Inventor: Takashi Furukawa
  • Publication number: 20100331751
    Abstract: An improved burn glove and sock is presented comprised of non-biological materials produced with a series of regularly-spaced pores and uniform three dimensional nylon structure/weave netting. Incorporated into the silicone/nylon weave structure are collagen peptides and other biological and non-biological agents selected for their therapeutic effect on burn wounds. The gloves and sock come in left and right shapes, the gloves with opposable thumbs, an advance for the burn glove industry. The items are assembled from state-of-the-art skin substitute material in use for burn and wound dressings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2009
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Inventors: E. Aubrey Woodroof, Amy Moss, Victoria Vandenberg, Karla Alvey
  • Publication number: 20100298787
    Abstract: A closed system for surgical limb prep has: a two-layered construction, including an inner layer and a top layer; or a three-layered construction, including an inner layer, an intermediate layer, and a top layer. The inner layer fits over and engages the limb of the patient, and the inner layer also serves as storage medium for a topical antiseptic or other prep fluid. The intermediate layer, if present, is positioned over the inner layer and is preferably made of a substantially waterproof or fluid-resistant material. The top layer covers the other layer(s) and includes one or more strips of adhesive that can be used to secure the top layer to the limb of the patient, effectively sealing and closing the system about the limb of the patient. A circular band, which is preferably elastic, can then be moved up and down over the external surface of the top layer to apply pressure to the inner layer and spread the prep fluid over the skin of the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2010
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Inventor: Amit Gupta
  • Patent number: 7794709
    Abstract: Apparatus suitable for use in the prevention and treatment of burn induced compartment syndrome facilitates the rapid and efficient deployment of enzymatic compositions to the affected limb or limbs of a burn victim suffering from a circumferential burn. The apparatus includes a flexible, water-impermeable generally cylindrical covering layer. The covering layer has an inner surface facing the limb and an outer surface. The covering layer has a proximal sealable open end through which the burned limb is inserted and a distal closed end. An enzymatic escharotomy agent is contained within the covering layer. The covering layer retains the enzymatic escharotomy agent in close proximity to the burned limb, and the apparatus is enclosed within a sterile sealed package evacuated from moisture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: MediWound Ltd.
    Inventor: Lior Rosenberg
  • Patent number: 7793666
    Abstract: An infected nail of a digit of a patient is treated using apparatus including an enclosure capable of housing at least a distal end of at least one digit of a patient having an infected nail. The apparatus also includes a heater and a nail infection agent-containing member housed within the enclosure and positionable against an infected nail at the distal end of a digit housed within the enclosure. The heater is in heat-transfer relationship with the nail infection agent. In this way heated nail infection agent can be maintained against an infected nail by the nail infection agent-containing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: Innovation Biomedical Devices, Inc.
    Inventor: Todd A. Weinfield
  • Patent number: 7731701
    Abstract: The invention relates to a packaged article comprising: an article having an outer surface and an inner surface, wherein said inner surface defines a cavity for receiving an appendage of a user, a package surrounding said article; a seam which closes both said package and said cavity of said article, wherein opening of said seam opens both said package and said cavity of said article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventors: Pascal Simon, Kenji Nakamura, Isao Kuraishi
  • Publication number: 20100125256
    Abstract: Provided are gloves and socks for skin care. The gloves for skin care include a first insertion part into which a hand is inserted and a second insertion part into which fingers are inserted. A first surface of a sheet forming the gloves is coated with cosmetic compositions, and forms an inner surface of the gloves that contacts the hand. A second surface, an opposite surface of the sheet is waterproofed, and forms an outer surface of the gloves that is exposed to the outside.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2009
    Publication date: May 20, 2010
    Applicant: SKIN CARE KOREA CO., LTD
    Inventor: Ildong KIM
  • Patent number: 7713252
    Abstract: A therapeutic article includes a skin contact layer having a plurality of fibers forming a plurality of point-bearing surfaces configured for wear against a user's skin; a personal care composition disposed proximate the fibers; an external layer attached to the skin contact layer; and an intermediate layer interposed between the skin contact layer and the external layer, the intermediate layer being configured to activate the personal care composition, the external layer being configured to direct the activated personal care composition through the skin contact layer to treat the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Sharon L. Greene, Kaiyuan Yang, Shu-Ping Yang, Ning Wei, Jai Kyung, Jeffrey E. Fish
  • Publication number: 20090227967
    Abstract: A wax heating device for wax treatment of human skin that includes a contained a controlled exothermic chemical reaction to melt wax on a flexible element for contacting human skin. A heating pouch contains a first portion. A heater element has an inner area with a first portion holding a heat generating material and a second portion holding an actuation agent, with a seal that is broken to actuate the heat generation and melt the wax.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2008
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Inventors: James A. Donovan, Tobi W. Ferguson
  • Patent number: 7465296
    Abstract: The hot medicinal compress apparatus is a therapeutic and hearth care medical device which has heating, medicament and rolling functions. It includes a heater (2) and a cartridge (3) carrying a medicinal compress layer. The heater (2) includes a heating element and a heat conducting tube (4) in which the heating element is mounted and at both ends of which a front round step member (10) and a rear round step member (10?) having a through hole are respectively arranged; at another end of the front round step member (10), a washer and a demountable baffle ring (18) are provided and fixed by a screw nut (12), while at another end of the rear round step member (10?), a handle (1) is arranged, in which a through hole is provided and on which a control switch is mounted. The cartridge (3) is comprised of a metal tube (17) and a medicinal compress layer which is wrapped around the metal tube (17).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2008
    Inventor: Hang Chun Chau
  • Patent number: 7419677
    Abstract: A treatment device may comprise a cover defining a cavity, wherein the cavity is configured to receive a part of a body. The cover may comprise at least one sheet having a composite structure. The composite structure may comprise at least two layers and at least one adhesive matrix situated between the two layers. At least one of the two layers may be permeable to a solvent, and the two layers may be permanently bonded to the adhesive matrix. The adhesive matrix may contain at least one active agent that is soluble in the solvent. When the active agent is dissolved in the solvent, the active agent may be released from at least one side of the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2008
    Assignee: L'Oreal S.A.
    Inventor: Jean-Louis H. Gueret
  • Publication number: 20080103460
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for making an appliance adapted to transfer to, or associate with, the skin or tissue of a user, a composition, e.g., a moisturizing formulation. Because of possible interactions between the formulation and/or formulation ingredients and elastic polymers that may be employed to help give the appliance elastic qualities, the method comprises steps for providing an elastic layer or member and a shielding layer or member, with the shielding member interposed between the composition/formulation and the elastic member. The shielding layer and elastic layer may be integrally connected to one another, as in a film comprising two layers. Typically the shielding layer will be impermeable to the composition/formulation (e.g., by employing polymers, such as polypropylene comprising crystalline portions, such that the mass transport of the formulation through the shielding member is stopped or substantially impeded).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2006
    Publication date: May 1, 2008
    Inventors: Kenneth B. Close, Jonathan K. Arendt, Gary V. Anderson
  • Publication number: 20080103461
    Abstract: An appliance, such as a sleeve, patch, sock, or glove, that comprises a liquid-impermeable layer, an outer fibrous layer, and a composition or formulation associated with the interior or body-facing side of an appliance, effectively and comfortably treats the skin or tissue of a user. Humectants, materials of an occlusive nature, and numerous other ingredients may be included in the formulation. The outer fibrous layer helps provide the appliance with a cottony-soft feel and/or appearance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2006
    Publication date: May 1, 2008
    Inventors: Kroy D. Johnson, Kenneth B. Close
  • Patent number: 7255506
    Abstract: A semi-enclosed applicator for distributing a substance onto a target surface including a first side having a first internal surface and a first external surface, a second side having a second internal surface and a second external surface, an internal cavity between said first and second sides, at least one externally accessible opening, and a flexible film reservoir containing a product. At least a portion of the flexible film reservoir of said flexible film reservoir is disposed between said external surfaces of said first side and said second side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2007
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Dana P. Gruenbacher, James H. Davis, Kevin J. Fields, Thomas J. Manske, Jr., Gary C. Joseph, Piyush N. Zaveri
  • Patent number: 7108440
    Abstract: An applicator (10) for distributing a substance onto a target surface, said applicator including a first side (24) having a first internal surface (32) and a first external surface (31), a second side (26) having a second internal surface (34) and a second external surface (33) and a flexible film dosing reservoir (30) containing a product. The flexible film dosing reservoir (30) is disposed between said first external surface (31) of said first side (24) and said second internal surface (34) of said second side (26), said product adapted to be release via application of pressure to said reservoir (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2006
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Dana Paul Gruenbacher, James Herbert Davis, Thomas James Manske, Jr., Kevin Joe Fields, Piyush Narendra Zaveri, Gary Curtis Joseph, Dean Arthur Zimmerman
  • Patent number: 6998158
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a multilayer material made from elastomers and containing one or more active substances dispersed in the form of droplets, and also to its uses, especially as a glove, a finger stall, a condom, a tape or dressings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2006
    Assignee: Hutchinson
    Inventors: Pierre Hoerner, Philippe Sonntag, André Cheymol, Raffi Krikorian
  • Patent number: 6905487
    Abstract: A manicure/pedicure glove for treatment of damaged skin areas and/or enhancing nail growth is presented. The glove comprises a single layer of breathable material having a second layer of material in a particular treatment area. The second layer of material is impregnated with a wax-based preparation and may or may not be separated from the external layer in the treatment area by a thin plastic film or exterior coating to ensure non-leakage. Alternatively, the glove may only cover the finger or toe tip. In use, the glove is provided. A hand or foot is inserted into the glove and the glove worn for a sufficient period to permit the wax-based preparation to penetrate into the treatment area. The glove is then removed and may be disposed or, or alternatively may be used for a specified number of repeated applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2005
    Inventor: Maryann B. Zimmerman
  • Patent number: 6896667
    Abstract: A treatment fluid dispensing apparatus comprises a fluid impervious layer and an overlying treatment fluid dispensing layer. The fluid treatment dispensing layer comprises a finely woven fabric formed from natural or synthetic fibers which normally retains the treatment fluid and which dispensing the treatment fluid responsive to pressure. The treatment fluid dispensing layer is configured to dispense treatment fluid to areas of the hands and feet over a prolonged period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2005
    Inventor: Linda A. Carter
  • Patent number: 6811338
    Abstract: A disposable, semi-enclosed applicator for distributing a substance onto a target surface is disclosed. The applicator has a first side, a second side, and an internal cavity between the first and second sides. The applicator is provided with at least one opening so that the intemnal cavity is externally accessible. Further, the applicator has a ratio of absorbency of the second side to the first side of at about 1.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2004
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Thomas James Manske, Jr., Dana Paul Gruenbacher, James Herbert Davis, Gary Curtis Joseph, Piyush Narendra Zaveri
  • Publication number: 20040122382
    Abstract: Disclosed is an elastomeric article, such as an elastomeric glove, for example, that includes a coating on the skin-contacting surface of the article. The coating includes a carrier which may separate from the article at expected use conditions and may help to lubricate the skin. The coating also includes an additive which may provide a clinical benefit to the skin. The additive may be an emollient, a humectant, an anti-oxidant, or some other clinically beneficial additive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2002
    Publication date: June 24, 2004
    Applicant: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: David W. Johnson, Alison Bagwell
  • Patent number: 6726386
    Abstract: The present invention provides a semi-enclosed applicator for distributing a substance onto a target surface. The applicator has a first side, a second side, and an internal cavity between the first and second sides. The applicator further includes at least one opening, such that the internal cavity is externally accessible, and the applicator further comprises: (a) a substantially non-absorbent material on one of the first and second sides; (b) a substantially absorbent material on the other of the first and second sides; and (c) a substantially fluid-impervious barrier layer within the internal cavity adjacent the non-absorbent material. The present invention also provides a semi-enclosed applicator for distributing a substance onto a target surface, the applicator having a first side, a second side, and an internal cavity between the first and second sides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2004
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Dana Paul Gruenbacher, James Herbert Davis, Kevin Joe Fields, Thomas James Manske, Jr., Alan Edward Sherry
  • Patent number: 6684405
    Abstract: An examination or surgical glove having an inner coating of a compound which prevents the degranulation of mast cells which releases medicators of inflammation. The coating includes anti-mast cell and anti-inflammatory agents such cromolyn compounds and human type protease inhibitors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2004
    Inventor: John Lezdey
  • Patent number: 6673054
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a vitamin additive such as Vitamin A, B12, C, D, E, incorporated into the thermoplastic material of a sock, glove or like body protection article. The thermoplastic material is preferably a block copolymer such as SEBS, SEPS and SEEPS copolymer. Additionally, the thermoplastic material can include natural oils such as grape seed oil, avocado oil, jojoba oil, canola oil, ceramides, aloe and olive oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2004
    Assignee: Silipos Inc.
    Inventors: Robert L. Gould, Ian Peter Whelan
  • Patent number: 6669387
    Abstract: An applicator is provided for distributing a substance onto a target surface. The applicator includes a first side, a second side, and an internal cavity between said first and second sides. The applicator also comprises at least one opening and at least one substantially fluid-impervious barrier layer within the internal cavity adjacent at least one of the sides. The applicator also comprises a first rupturable, product-containing, flexible film reservoir comprising at least one co-extruded film. A product is released to the target surface upon application of pressure to said reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2003
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Dana Paul Gruenbacher, James Herbert Davis, Kevin Joe Fields, Thomas James Manske, Jr., Dean Arthur Zimmerman
  • Publication number: 20030171724
    Abstract: A treatment fluid dispensing apparatus comprises a fluid impervious layer and an overlying treatment fluid dispensing layer. The fluid treatment dispensing layer comprises a finely woven fabric formed from natural or synthetic fibers which normally retains the treatment fluid and which dispensing the treatment fluid responsive to pressure. The treatment fluid dispensing layer is configured to dispense treatment fluid to areas of the hands and feet over a prolonged period of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2003
    Publication date: September 11, 2003
    Inventor: Linda A. Carter
  • Patent number: 6508602
    Abstract: A semi-enclosed applicator is provided for distributing a substance onto a target surface. The applicator has a first side, a second side, and an internal cavity between the first and second sides. The applicator further includes at least one opening, such that the internal cavity is externally accessible. The applicator further comprises: (a) a substantially non-absorbent material on one of the first and second sides; (b) a substantially absorbent material on the other of the first and second sides; and (c) a substantially fluid-impervious barrier layer within the internal cavity adjacent the nonabsorbent layer. A semi-enclosed applicator is also provided for distributing a substance onto a target surface. This applicator has a first side, a second side, and an internal cavity between the first and second sides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2003
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Dana Paul Gruenbacher, James Herbert Davis, Kevin Joe Fields
  • Patent number: 6371946
    Abstract: A medication dispensing system and method utilizing a dispensing tube on a therapist's hand for receiving medicated and non-medicated fluids, lotions and gels from a reservoir to be disposed onto a patient by manual contact by the therapist is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2002
    Assignee: Electromagnetic Bracing Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Alvin S. Ostrow
  • Patent number: 6250829
    Abstract: A storage and applicator article for the convenient and controlled application of lotion to a user's skin has a thin, fabric like cavity applicator that is pre-impregnated with fluid and stored in a fluid impermeable enclosure. Upon opening the enclosure, a user may apply the lotion by inserting their hand in the applicator, which may be configured as a glove or mitten, and spreading the fluid over the skin. The lotion may be a combination sunscreen and insect repellent. A second embodiment of the applicator and storage enclosure of the invention comprises opening on the applicator cooperating with the storage enclosure whereby opening of the enclosure urges the applicator open. Still another embodiment of the applicator of the invention comprises a reusable, reversible applicator cavity that may generally be pulled inside out to expose a fluid impregnated applicator surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2001
    Inventors: Maureen Brower, Thomas R. Fitzsimons, Steven L. Underwood