Bandage, Pad, Or Shield Placed On Body For Sustained Treatment Thereof Patents (Class 604/304)
  • Patent number: 10729826
    Abstract: A wound therapy apparatus is disclosed that includes a wound interface securable to a skin surface around a wound bed to form an enclosed space over the wound bed that is fluid-tight. The wound therapy apparatus may include a dressing engaged with the wound interface to contact the wound bed. Gas within the enclosed space may have an O2 concentration greater than the O2 concentration in atmospheric air. The dressing may include a hydrophobic material, hydrophobic material, or a distal layer comprised of silicone having fenestrations therein, in various aspects. The pressure p0 within the enclosed space may vary over a pressure range pmin?p0?pmax. Related methods of use are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Inventor: Edward D. Lin
  • Patent number: 10667808
    Abstract: A staple cartridge comprising a cartridge body, a plurality of staples, and an absorbable adjunct releasably secured to the cartridge body is disclosed. A plurality of staple cavities are defined in the cartridge body and the plurality of staples are removably positioned in the staple cavities. The absorbable adjunct comprises a first zone comprising a tissue-supporting surface, a second zone comprising a cartridge body contacting surface, and an intermediate zone position between the first zone and the second zone. The first zone comprises a first compressibility and the second zone comprises a second compressibility that is less than the first compressibility. The intermediate zone comprises a third compressibility greater than the first compressibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Chester O. Baxter, III, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jeffrey S. Swayze, Taylor W. Aronhalt, Katherine J. Schmid
  • Patent number: 10618266
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes articles, such as medical articles, containing a substrate having disposed thereon a hydrophilic gel material (e.g., a shaped hydrophilic gel material or a coating of a hydrophilic gel material) and methods for making such articles. Methods are provided for making hydrophilic gel materials from a precursor composition that contains a polar solvent and a polymerizable material that is miscible with the polar solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Robin E. Wright, Stephen E. Krampe, Richard L. Walter, Caroline M. Ylitalo, William A. Eibner, Jeffrey H. Tokie, Matthew T. Scholz
  • Patent number: 10555838
    Abstract: A treatment system including a tension relief layer having a central elastic region coupled between a pair of opposing wings; a porous region within the central elastic region that allows for the passage of material from an incision or wound to an upper surface of the tension relief layer; and a conformable sealing layer configured to be applied over the tension relief layer and adhered forming a sealed space around at least a portion of the wound. At least a portion of each of the opposing wings have adhesive lower surfaces. The opposing wings are configured to be stretched away from one another towards a first tensile configuration and while held in the first tensile configuration adhered to skin on opposing sides of the incision or wound. Related devices, systems and methods are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Wu, Dean Hu
  • Patent number: 10543354
    Abstract: PIVCs with extension sets can include one or more flow diverting features for maximizing the amount of flushing that occurs within the interior of the catheter adapter. These flow diverting features can therefore minimize the amount of residual blood, medicament, or other fluid that may exist within the catheter adapter after the PIVC has been flushed via the extension set. The flow diverting features may be in the form of structural modifications to the side port of the extension set, separate components that are contained within the side port or catheter adapter, integrated components within the side port or catheter adapter, other features or some combination of any of these features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Bryan Bihlmaier, Jonathan Karl Burkholz, Bin Wang
  • Patent number: 10406347
    Abstract: A system for wound treatment includes adjunctive wound therapy devices and substrates comprising multiple first reservoirs and multiple second reservoirs. Selected ones of the multiple first reservoirs include a reducing agent, and first reservoir surfaces of selected ones of the multiple first reservoirs are proximate to a first substrate surface. Selected ones of the multiple second reservoirs include an oxidizing agent, and second reservoir surfaces of selected ones of the multiple second reservoirs are proximate to the first substrate surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Vomaris Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffry Skiba, Inder Raj S. Makin
  • Patent number: 10398883
    Abstract: A combination wound drain and substance-delivery device includes a drain portion and a substance delivery portion. The drain portion and the substance-delivery portion include interior cavities that are separated from one another to prevent fluids and/or materials disposed within the interior cavities from mixing together. Each of the interior cavities includes one or more perforations that allow fluid communication between a wound site and each of the interior cavities. The device further includes a tip coupled to the drain portion that facilitates removal of collected waste from the drain portion. The device may include an attachment mechanism that helps secure the device when placed within a wound site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Inventors: Richard J. Kana, Richard A. Hynes
  • Patent number: 10391204
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for a free-standing biodegradable patch suitable for medical applications, especially intravascular, minimally-invasive and intraoperative surgical applications are provided, wherein the patch comprises a free-standing film or device having a mixture of a solid fibrinogen component and a solid thrombin component that, when exposed to an aqueous environment, undergoes polymerization to form fibrin. In alternative embodiments the patch may comprise a solid fibrinogen component, with or without an inorganic calcium salt component. The patch may take a non-adherent form during delivery to a target location within a vessel or tissue, and thereafter may be activated to adhere to vessel wall or tissue, and may include a number of additives, including materials to improve the mechanical properties of the patch, or one or more therapeutic or contrast agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: BioInspire Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Dorna Hakimimehr, Raoul Bonan
  • Patent number: 10307518
    Abstract: A system for applying reduced pressure to tissue includes a multi-lumen reduced pressure delivery tube having a proximate end, a distal end, a primary lumen extending through the conduit from the proximate end to the distal end, and an ancillary lumen extending through the conduit from the proximate end to the distal end. A vacuum pump is coupled to the proximate end of the primary lumen, and a reduced pressure adapter is coupled to the distal end of the reduced pressure delivery tube. The adapter includes channels to direct liquid away from the ancillary lumens and into the primary lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Patrick Heaton, Timothy Mark Robinson, Christopher Brian Locke
  • Patent number: 10299965
    Abstract: A device for protecting against microbial infection includes a cover having a concave interior surface and a convex exterior surface. The device further includes an adhesive flange for affixing the cover to a patient's skin. A membrane extends across at least a portion of the interior surface of the cover for retaining an antimicrobial compound between the membrane and the interior surface of the cover. The membrane is permeable to the antimicrobial compound so that the antimicrobial compound is released through the membrane over time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Inventor: Harjeet S. Brar
  • Patent number: 9999547
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are several embodiments of a negative pressure appliance and methods of using the same in the treatment of wounds. Some embodiments are directed to improved fluidic connectors or suction adapters for connecting to a wound site, for example using softer, kink-free conformable suction adapters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean Albert, Ed Armstrong, Ken Beaudoin, Iain Michael Blackburn, Phil Bussone, Brendan Crawford, Robert Emmerson, Mike Ewaschuk, Stephen Gianelis, Andrew Goddard, Joseph Gordon, Mark Guarraia, Tim Johnson, Darwin Keith-Lucas, Andrew Linton, Dan Nelsen, Michael Salame, Tim Stern, Mark White
  • Patent number: 9889241
    Abstract: A system for subatmospheric pressure therapy in connection with healing a wound is provided. The system includes a wound dressing cover dimensioned for positioning relative to a wound bed of a subject to establish a reservoir over the wound bed in which subatmospheric pressure may be maintained, a subatmospheric pressure mechanism including, a housing, a vacuum source disposed in the housing, and a collection canister in fluid communication with the vacuum source. The system further includes an exudate conduit in fluid communication with the wound dressing and the collection canister for collecting exudate removed from the reservoir and deposited in the collection canister under influence of the vacuum source and a vent conduit in fluid communication with the collection canister and the wound dressing for introducing air into the reservoir to facilitate flow of exudate through the exudate conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: SMITH & NEPHEW, INC.
    Inventors: Mark A. Vess, Chirag B. Shah, Richard M. Braga, David R. Swisher
  • Patent number: 9889091
    Abstract: A unit to treat inflammation of hemorrhoids, vulvo-vaginitis and similar conditions has a suppository and a multi-piece pad at a proximal end of the suppository. A first piece of the pad is adjacent the suppository so that medication can be applied concurrently to both. A second piece of the pad is a non-permeable layer disposed against the first piece. A third piece is an absorbent layer disposed against the second piece. A fourth piece is another non permeable layer disposed against the third piece. Medication from a container is applied to the unit through an adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Inventor: Yousef Daneshvar
  • Patent number: 9878074
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed for determining status of a canister of a topical negative pressure (TNP) system. The method includes the steps of monitoring pressure provided by a pump element of the TNP system, determining at least one characteristic associated with the monitored pressure and determining status of at least one parameter associated with a canister of the TNP system responsive to the determined characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: SMITH & NEPHEW PLC
    Inventors: Edward Vernon-Harcourt, Jake Turner, Benjamin Gordon
  • Patent number: 9827245
    Abstract: Described herein are compositions of keratin-based biomaterials together with halofuginone and methods of using thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: KeraNetics, LLC
    Inventors: Seth Tomblyn, Luke Burnett, Scott Washburn
  • Patent number: 9700631
    Abstract: Described herein are low protein concentration gelling compositions comprising keratin proteins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: KeraNetics, LLC
    Inventors: Luke Burnett, Elizabeth Kneller, Seth Tomblyn
  • Patent number: 9694120
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed for delivering at least one agent to a wound site. The method includes the steps of providing a delivery tube having an outlet at a wound site, covering the wound site with a drape and introducing agent at an agent inlet port of the delivery tube. The agent passes along the delivery tube through the drape to the wound site. The agent can be a wide variety or mixture of fluids such as but not limited to pain relief medicament, anti-biotics, saline solution and/or hydrating fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew PLC
    Inventors: Kristian Hall, Edward Yerbury Hartwell
  • Patent number: 9662427
    Abstract: Dressings, systems, and methods are disclosed that, in some embodiments, relate to treating a tissue site. In one embodiment, a dressing may include a manifold, a retention pouch, a sealing member, and a conduit interface. The manifold may be adapted to distribute reduced pressure to the tissue site, and the retention pouch may be adapted to retain and manage fluid extracted from the tissue site. The sealing member may cover the retention pouch and the manifold to provide a sealed space with the tissue site. The conduit interface may be in fluid communication with the sealed space and an exterior surface of the sealing member. The dressing may be utilized with a therapy device operable to control reduced pressure in the dressing and fluid flow over the sealing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Brian Locke, Richard Daniel John Coulthard, Benjamin A. Pratt, Timothy Mark Robinson
  • Patent number: 9623159
    Abstract: Systems and devices for treating a tissue site may include an interface adapted to provide a reduced pressure to a dressing. The interface may include a positive-pressure channel for delivering a positive pressure from a positive-pressure port to a positive pressure outlet. The positive-pressure channel may include a constricted portion configured to provide a pressure drop. The interface may additionally include a reduced-pressure channel adapted to deliver reduced pressure to the dressing that substantially corresponds to the pressure drop. The reduced-pressure channel may be fluidly coupled between the positive pressure channel and a side of the interface body adapted to face the dressing. Other systems and devices are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Brian Locke
  • Patent number: 9539373
    Abstract: The invention disclosed comprises methods, apparatuses and compositions to treat acute and chronic wounds with pressures altered from atmospheric. The methods, apparatuses and compositions herein improve the performance of Altered Pressure wound therapy. The improvements also make the treatments more comfortable for the patient and the delivery of the treatment more convenient for clinicians. These improvements collectively result in improved efficacy, improved compliance, improved safety and improved clinical efficiency, while limiting clinical errors in treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: SOUTHEASTERN MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Curtis E. Jones, John P. Kennedy
  • Patent number: 9522225
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention are directed to patches for medical devices. In various embodiments, an adhesive patch of a medical device may have selective areas with adhesive material of varying adhesion strengths. In other embodiments, an adhesive patch of a medical device may include adhesive material that may be activated by a catalyst to increase or decrease the adhesion strength of the adhesive material. In further embodiments, a medical device may include a pierceable membrane containing an agent, the pierceable membrane positioned to be pierced by a needle and to cause some of the agent to be carried to the user-patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC MINIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Colin A. Chong, Christopher G. Griffin
  • Patent number: 9480829
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: TamiCare Ltd.
    Inventors: Ehud Giloh, Tamar Giloh, Liora Gilboa
  • Patent number: 9474653
    Abstract: A system that may be adapted to distribute reduced pressure to a tissue site may include a dressing and a sealing member. The dressing may include a manifold layer, a storage layer, and a plurality of retainers. The manifold layer may be adapted to be positioned proximate the tissue site, and the storage layer may be positioned proximate the manifold layer. The plurality of retainers may be disposed in the storage layer. Each of the retainers may define a fluid communication channel through the storage layer. The retainers may be adapted to substantially preclude deformation of the storage layer into the fluid communication channels. The sealing member may be adapted to cover the dressing and to provide a fluid seal between the sealing member and the tissue site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: James A. Luckemeyer, Timothy Mark Robinson, Christopher Brian Locke
  • Patent number: 9445939
    Abstract: A method of providing moisture therapy to a subject by applying a moist therapy compress against a treated body portion. The moist therapy compress includes a fluid-permeable shell, a flexible backing fastened to the shell to define an enclosure, and a hydrophilic zeolite fill granules loosely contained within the enclosure. The therapy compress is exposed to a source of moisture to cause absorption of water into the a hydrophilic zeolite, and the moisture is delivered from the hydrophilic zeolite through the fluid permeable shell to the treated body portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: BRUDER HEALTHCARE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Mark H. Bruder, Aaron N. Ingram
  • Patent number: 9364650
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for removing pigments from a pigmented section of a skin by puncturing the skin at the pigmented section, with a skin puncturing device which is provided with at least one needle, and then bandaging the punctured section with a suitable adsorbing pad. The pad contains one or more materials, such as saline, which will cause the pigments at the punctured section to migrate into the outer layer of the skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Hawk Medical Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Aharon Hazut, Golan Fredi Hok
  • Patent number: 9352076
    Abstract: A system for stimulating the healing of tissue comprises a porous pad positioned within a wound cavity, and an airtight dressing secured over the pad, so as to provide an airtight seal to the wound cavity. A proximal end of a conduit is connectable to the dressing. A distal end of the conduit is connectable to a negative pressure source, which may be an electric pump housed within a portable housing, or wall suction. A canister is positioned along the conduit to retain exudates suctioned from the wound site during the application of negative pressure. A controller for automated oscillation of pressure over time is provided to further enhance and stimulate the healing of an open wound. A power management motor control for varying pump drive frequency and managing a portable power supply is provided to increase battery life and improve patient mobility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas A. Boynton, Teryl Blane Sanders, Keith Patrick Heaton, Kenneth William Hunt, Mark Stephen James Beard, David M. Tumey, Larry Tab Randolph
  • Patent number: 9326995
    Abstract: The invention provides a homogeneous composition comprising a hemostatically effective amount of a charged oxide, wherein the composition has an isoelectric point, as measured in calcium chloride, below 7.3 or above 7.4. Typically, the charged oxide is selected from the group consisting of silaceous oxides, titanium oxides, aluminum oxides, calcium oxides, zinc oxides, nickel oxides and iron oxides. In some embodiments, the composition further comprises a second oxide selected from the group consisting of calcium oxide, sodium oxide, magnesium oxide, zinc oxide, phosphorus oxide and alumina. In a typical embodiment of the invention, the charged oxide is silaceous oxide, the second oxide comprises calcium oxide and the ratio, by molar ratio, of silaceous oxide to calcium oxide is 0.25 to 15. Optionally, the composition further comprises phosphorous oxide. Also described are methods of making and using such compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Galen D. Stucky, Todd A. Ostomel, Qihui Shi, April Sawvel, Sarah Baker
  • Patent number: 9283118
    Abstract: A dressing may be suitable for use with systems and methods for treating a tissue site. Embodiments of the dressing may include a base layer, an adhesive, a sealing member, a first wicking layer, a second wicking layer, and an absorbent layer. The base layer may have a plurality of apertures and may be adapted to cover the tissue site. The adhesive may be positioned between the sealing member and the base layer such that the sealing member and the base layer define an enclosure. The first and the second wicking layer may each be disposed in the enclosure with the absorbent layer positioned between the first and the second wicking layer. Other dressings, systems, and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Brian Locke, Timothy Mark Robinson, Richard Daniel John Coulthard
  • Patent number: 9248050
    Abstract: A wound dressing garment is provided. The wound dressing garment includes a wearable garment including a portion having a hole configured to receive a wound dressing therein in combination with the wound dressing. The wound dressing includes a border connecting the wound dressing to the wearable garment where the border extends around the perimeter of the hole to locate the wound dressing therein. The wound dressing may include one or more additional layers including a hydrogel layer. A method for treating wound or preventing bed sores using the wound dressing garment is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: ROAR CONSULTANTS
    Inventors: Mary Rose Cureton, Michael J. Kane
  • Patent number: 9138515
    Abstract: The illustrative embodiments described herein are directed to an apparatus and method for managing reduced pressure at a tissue site. The apparatus includes a reduced pressure source that generates reduced pressure. The reduced pressure is delivered to the tissue site via a delivery tube. The apparatus includes a single pressure sensor. The single pressure sensor detects an actual reduced pressure at the tissue site. The apparatus also includes a controller. The controller determines a responsiveness of the actual reduced pressure measured by the single pressure sensor to an increase in reduced pressure generated by the reduced pressure source. The apparatus includes an indicator. The indicator emits a signal when the controller determines that the actual reduced pressure measured by the single pressure sensor is nonresponsive to the increase in reduced pressure generated by the reduced pressure source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Brian Locke, Mark Stephen James Beard
  • Patent number: 9139664
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to the field of hemostasis, including methods, compositions, and devices that can be employed to treat wounds. More specifically the present invention relates to hemostatic compositions that reduce the need for, and cost of, nursing care of patients with chronic wounds by reducing the frequency of wound dressing changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: MARINE POLYMER TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Sergio Finkielsztein, John N. Vournakis
  • Patent number: 9107985
    Abstract: The invention relates to the treatment of wounds. In particular, the invention relates to systems, devices, and methods enabling treatment (e.g., debridement) of wounds with liquid, gas, or particles in a non-controlled setting while providing containment of contaminated liquid, gas or particles, thereby preventing exposure of individuals and surfaces in proximity to the patient to infectious materials. In certain embodiments, the systems and devices are conformable to the contours of a non-planar surface, such as the human body (e.g., to seal or partially seal the device or system to a portion of a human body).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
    Inventor: Elliot M. Hirsch
  • Patent number: 9050452
    Abstract: The present invention features a device having a barrier membrane contacting surface, the device containing: a power source; a first conductive electrode; a second conductive electrode; and a reservoir; wherein said power source is in electric communication with said first conductive electrode and said second conductive electrode, wherein said first conductive electrode and said second conductive electrode are arranged such that they are both capable of being in ionic communication with a carrier upon the inclusion of said carrier to said reservoir; and the use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ying Sun, Jue-Chen Liu, Jeffrey M. Wu, James E. Hauschild
  • Patent number: 9035122
    Abstract: A wound dressing including a hydrophilic layer and a hydrophobic layer is described. The hydrophilic layer absorbs exudate from a wound and the hydrophobic layer absorbs the exudate from the hydrophilic layer and traps the exudate. Because the hydrophilic layer is used adjacent to the wound, the exudate is readily absorbed thereby reducing the risk of maceration and infection of the wound tissue by the exudate. The hydrophobic layer receives the absorbed exudate from the hydrophilic layer and traps the exudate through an interaction that in turn prevents lateral diffusion of the exudate through the bandage to healthy portions of the skin. The hydrophilic and hydrophobic layers are fabricated from polymer fibers that can be spun to include components that facilitate wound healing, such as poly(hexamethylene biguanide) and/or hyaluronic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: PolyRemedy, Inc.
    Inventor: David A. Richard
  • Patent number: 9033942
    Abstract: A wound dressing for use in a vacuum wound therapy treatment includes a backing layer for positioning over a wound to define a reservoir in which a reduced pressure may be maintained over the wound. A portal member affixed to the backing layer provides a connection to a reduced pressure source through an opening in an ambient surface. A primary port extends between the opening and a primary aperture in a reservoir surface to providing fluid communication between the reservoir and the reduced pressure source. At least one supplemental port establishes fluid communication between the primary port and a supplemental aperture in the reservoir surface that is distinct and substantially spaced from the primary aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark A. Vess
  • Patent number: 9023004
    Abstract: In an absorptive article, fitting performance is improved by following the shape and movement of a body, and wrinkles in a blood discharge opening corresponding portion are eliminated and wearing comfort is improved by separating movement of each part from each other so that the blood discharge opening corresponding portion is not affected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Daio Paper Corporation
    Inventor: Mihoko Kuramochi
  • Patent number: 9023000
    Abstract: The present Ultimate Intimate Apparel undies for woman is an intimate apparel attractive feminine hybrid design alternative that is to be disposed of after use. The lips-shaped tapered design padded area contains different layers in the innermost core, which is used as a pre-medicated with only FDA readily approved medications in a transfer medication release system, and its use treats minor feminine itching burning and irritation as it fits to the female form within the already inter-connected intimate apparel undies. The article additionally has a pH balanced high waste-retaining area surrounding the medicated core and includes a feature of a water-barrier that outlines the edge of the undies, which is set as protection from seeping menses during swim, as it is used in a three-in-one all-inclusive intimate apparel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Inventor: Nasser El-Miniawi
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9017302
    Abstract: A composite wound dressing and delivery apparatus includes a substantially transparent dressing layer having a lower surface that is coated with a pressure sensitive for applying the dressing layer over a wound to define a reservoir in which a negative pressure may be maintained. A substantially transparent backing layer adhered to the lower surface of the dressing layer in a releasable manner, and a vacuum port is centrally located on the dressing layer. The vacuum port is adapted to provide fluid communication between a vacuum source and the reservoir through the dressing layer. A targeting grid associated with either the dressing layer or the backing layer includes regularly spaced reference marks along at least two axes extending from the vacuum port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald F. Vitaris, Rose Anderson, Deirdre McKeown, Adam M. Ruggles
  • Patent number: 9017717
    Abstract: A bandage includes a reservoir filled with a perfluorochemical fluid, saturated with oxygen. Oxygen passes through a permeable membrane to the skin or wound to promote healing, and carbon dioxide travels from the skin or wound to the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Peach Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Thomas H. Shaffer, Robert G. Stern, Marla R. Wolfson
  • Publication number: 20150112287
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to dextran fibers which are preferably electrospun and devices formed from such fibers. In particular, such devices may include substances of interest (such as therapeutic substances) associated with the electrospun fibers. Upon exposure to a liquid the electrospun fibers dissolve immediately and the substances of interest are released into the liquid. Exemplary devices include bandages formed from electrospun dextran fibers and associated agents that promote hemostasis, such as thrombin and fibrinogen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Gary Bowlin, David Simpson, James Bowman, Stephen Rothwell
  • Publication number: 20150112288
    Abstract: Methods and systems for treating a wound using targeted delivery of magnetically-tagged active agents in combination with negative pressure wound therapy are presented. In particular, a magnetically-active wound insert may be used to attract magnetically-tagged stem cells to a wound site to treat the wound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Timothy Mark Robinson, Christopher Brian Locke
  • 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: 9005174
    Abstract: The invention is intended to provide an adhesive patch which contains a drug except bisoprolol and which effectively inhibits the occurrence of oozing out or sticking out of the adhesive layer components from the exposed area of the adhesive layer of the adhesive patch during storage as well as the occurrence of oozing out of the drug from the adhesive layer thereby preventing the reduction in drug content. The support, the release liner and the adhesive layer constituting the adhesive patch each are formed to have a rectangular planar shape and the entire adhesive patch are formed to have a rectangular planar shape, and a protrudent part is formed on the support-side surface of the adhesive patch at a corner thereof. In addition, the adhesive patch may be formed to have a middle part and a peripheral part, and the protrudent part may be formed at a corner of the rectangular middle part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Iwao, Kensuke Matsuoka, Kazuhiro Aoyagi
  • Patent number: 8998866
    Abstract: A process of manufacturing a wound dressing filler and/or wound dressing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew PLC
    Inventor: John Kenneth Hicks
  • Publication number: 20150094672
    Abstract: The invention relates to a wound dressing which is particularly suited for therapeutically dressing wounds. Said wound dressing comprises at least one air permeable layer having a porous and/or foam-based structure, particularly in the form of a solid foam (“foam layer”), and at least one sorbent in the form of activated carbon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: Blücher GmbH
    Inventors: Hasso von Blücher, Raik Schönfeld, Frank Pallaske
  • Patent number: 8993829
    Abstract: A bandage and method for securing a tension member comprising a central body and a plurality of tabs disposed about the central body. A tension member may be disposed across or through a slit or aperture of the central body. A body adhesive on the lower surface of the central body may secure the bandage to the patient. The tension member may then be pulled across the upper surface of the central body and a first tab may be folded over and adhered to the tension member and central body. The tension member may then be pulled back across the first tab and a second tab may be folded over and adhered to the tension member and first tab. Likewise, the tension member may then be pulled back across the second tab and a third tab may be folded over and adhered to the tension member and second tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Inventor: Ralph Zipper
  • Publication number: 20150080815
    Abstract: A wound dressing makes use of a polysaccharide, such as Manuka honey, in combination with collagen in order to suppress the efficacy of matrix metalloproteinases enzymes (“MMPs”) present in chronic wounds. The mixture is applied to an absorbent surface that is designed to absorb the mixed polysaccharide only partially.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: MEDLINE INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Debashish Chakravarthy, Andrew J. Ford
  • Patent number: 8974427
    Abstract: A tracheostomy support apparatus incorporates a folded sheet of fabric into a pocket formed at one end of the folded sheet. The support apparatus includes a cradle on an outer surface for holding tubes, hoses, and medical equipment connected between a tracheostomy and adjacent equipment, such as a ventilator. The support apparatus cushions and supports the hoses and tubes associated with a tracheostomy but also absorbs fluids emanating from the tracheostomy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Inventor: James Ballenger
  • Patent number: RE47826
    Abstract: The invention relates to a drug delivery device for providing local analgesia, local anesthesia or nerve blockade at a site in a human or animal in need thereof, the device comprising a fibrillar collagen matrix; and at least one drug substance selected from the group consisting of amino amide anesthetics, amino ester anesthetics and mixtures thereof, the at least one drug substance being substantially homogeneously dispersed in the collagen matrix, and the at least one drug substance being present in an amount sufficient to provide a duration of local analgesia, local anesthesia or nerve blockade which lasts for at least about one day after administration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: INNOCOLL PHARMACEUTICALS LIMITED
    Inventors: Michael Myers, Philip Wallace Reginald