Treating Material Reservoir Broken, Cut, Pierced, Or Torn To Apply Treating Material To Body Patents (Class 604/306)
  • Patent number: 10773008
    Abstract: A medicated apparatus including a medicated patch for use onto a subject undergoing peritoneal dialysis is disclosed, according to an embodiment of a present invention. The patch includes a medication layer containing a medication therein, and a backing film disposed on one side of the medication layer. The patch also includes a skin adhesive layer disposed beneath the medication layer; and a protective liner disposed beneath the skin adhesive layer. The patch is placed on a catheter by applying pressure to skin of a subject after insertion of the catheter therein, thereby holding the catheter and the medication diffusing into the skin prevents an exit site of infection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: UNIVERSITI BRUNEI DARUSSALAM
    Inventors: Sheba Rani Nakka David, Rajan Rajabalaya
  • Patent number: 10342968
    Abstract: The present invention verifies a method of reducing skin irritation (particularly, cumulative skin irritation) caused by transdermal administration of a local anesthetic using iontophoresis, and provides an electrode pad for relief from a puncture pain which is safe not only at single administration but also at repeated administrations. The electrode pad comprises a base sheet; an electrode placed on the base sheet; an adhesive sheet placed on the base sheet and having an opening, within which the electrode being exposed; and a medicament reservoir containing a local anesthetic and placed in the opening of the adhesive sheet while being in contact with the electrode. An inner peripheral surface of the opening of the adhesive sheet and an outer peripheral surface of the medicament reservoir are prevented from coming into contact with human skin while contacting with each other, and thereby skin irritation is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: TEIKOKU SEIYAKU CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akihiro Hasui, Atsuhiko Shiraishi, Ken-ichi Hattori, Shinji Tanaka, Hirokazu Takahashi, Makoto Takahashi
  • Patent number: 9913467
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an anti-infective protector containing at least one anti-infective agent. The anti-infective protector provides for a range of benefits not appreciated in the prior art.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Ansell Healthcare Products LLC
    Inventor: Debbie Wooley
  • Patent number: 9844470
    Abstract: Devices, kits and methods described herein include skin treatments with a book-like packaging, applicator and/or tensioning device used to apply a dressing to a subject. The packaging, applicator and/or tensioning device is used to apply and/or maintain a strain in an elastic dressing, and has a first support, a second support, and a primary bending region therebetween, the primary bending region comprising a primary bending axis, with the dressing attached to the first and second supports of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Neodyne Biosciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Jasper Jackson, John A. Zepeda, Adam C. French, Darren G. Doud, Geoffrey C. Gurtner, Brett A. Follmer, William R. Beasley, Paul Yock, Keiichiro Ichiryu, Manuel A. Cardona Pamplona, Tor C. Krog, Kemal Levi
  • Patent number: 9345869
    Abstract: Oxygen diffusive wound dressings and methods of manufacturing and use are described herein. The wound dressing may generally provide a ready supply of oxygen to a wound being treated via one or more oxygen conduits which are designed to pass oxygen from ambient air or other oxygen reservoirs into proximity to the wound, and may also provide for exudate removal through transecting channels in fluid communication with both the wound surface and a hydrophilic absorbent material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Owl Manor Medical, LLC
    Inventors: Randy Dorian, Alexander B. Izvorski, Richard W. Storrs
  • Patent number: 9131900
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are apparatus and techniques for applying a device to a subject. Such apparatus and techniques may provide feedback to an operator and/or regulate the force used to apply the device, yielding an improved result. Particularly useful embodiments include apparatus and techniques for applying a medical device, such as a skin surface electrode or microneedle array, to a patient's tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Elizabeth A. Afanasewicz, Robert P. Harhen, Adam J. Young, Rafael M. Cordero, Gerald Powers
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8945074
    Abstract: A device for use with a negative pressure bandage for supply negative pressure. The device includes a pump module and a controller module. The pump module contains a power source and a pump. The pump module is removably contained in the controller module. The pump module and controller module can be connected with a connector that provides both a physical and pneumatic connection. The controller module may include one of more visual indicators for allowing the status of the device to be observed at a distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Kalypto Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: John Buan, Alan Carlson, Daniel Gelfman
  • Patent number: 8900209
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to various designs and packaging methods for a gas delivery device and materials for supplying one or more predetermined gases to a target area as well as to application specific opthamological embodiments. With regard to the gas delivery device, the device may include a reservoir, a gas diffusion portion for communicating gas from the reservoir and one or more predetermined gases at concentrations greater than atmospheric contained within the reservoir, wherein the device does not generate gas and may be packaged prior to use with the one or more predetermined gases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Oxyband Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Coni F. Rosati
  • Patent number: 8864748
    Abstract: A reduced pressure treatment apparatus includes a charging chamber storing a first pressure less than an ambient pressure and a regulated chamber storing a second pressure less than the ambient pressure. The first pressure is less than the second pressure. A conduit provides fluid communication between the regulated chamber and the charging chamber. A regulator member is operably associated with the conduit to prevent fluid communication through the conduit when the second pressure is less than or equal to a desired therapy pressure and to allow fluid communication through the conduit when the second pressure exceeds the desired therapy pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Daniel John Coulthard, Timothy Mark Robinson, Christopher Brian Locke
  • Patent number: 8858534
    Abstract: A vacuum system for draining an open wound from liquids exuded therefrom, comprising an enclosure sealable to the wound circumference, a vacuum pump including a disposable pump unit detachably attachable to a non-disposable drive unit, and a waste container for collection of drained liquids. The enclosure has an outlet connected by means of a tube to an inlet of the pump unit and the waste container is connected to an outlet of the pump unit, such that when the vacuum pump is operated the drained liquids flow through the vacuum pump. The enclosure has one or more bleeding holes provided therethrough or adjacent to its outlet so that ambient air may enter the tube and flow together with the drained liquids. The enclosure and the waste container are disposable so that the drained liquids contact only disposable elements and may be disposed of together with all disposable elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Inventor: Carmeli Adahan
  • Publication number: 20140303572
    Abstract: A method of topically applying natural plant product for dissipation of human adipose tissue, comprising: (a) topically applying an inner portion of a natural plant product to an epidermal layer exterior to adipose tissue to be dissipated of a user's body for a period of time, upon which a percentage of the adipose tissue softens and dissolves, thus, reducing the adipose tissue of the user's body; (b) removing the topically applied inner portion of the natural plant product from the epidermal layer for another period of time; (c) repeating steps (a) and (b); and weight reduction apparatus comprising a topical applicator having a receiving container adapted to removably receive a natural plant product and having an opening or a porous wall adapted to facilitate pulp, juices, and/or extracts of the natural plant product to contact a user's epidermal layer exterior to the adipose tissue to be dissipated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventor: JOSEPH LICHTENSTEIN
  • Patent number: 8728045
    Abstract: Methods and devices for treatment of damaged tissue are disclosed, including treatment of wounds by employing non-electrically powered, reduced pressure therapy devices with a pressure oscillation mechanism. Maintenance and control of the sub atmospheric pressure exerted may be provided by such devices while minimizing discomfort to the user. The devices may be configured to be worn inconspicuously underneath clothing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Spiracur Inc.
    Inventors: Dean Hu, Kenneth Wu
  • Patent number: 8663198
    Abstract: A wound therapy device and a kit for same with a housing material, a gasket disposed around at least a portion of the housing material, a non-woven absorption material, and a port. The gasket is sized and configured such that at least a first portion of the gasket will be adhered to a second portion of the gasket upon a folding of the housing material. A method of using a wound therapy device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Kalypto Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: John Buan, Alan Carlson, Daniel Gelfman
  • Patent number: 8647327
    Abstract: The invention relates to a test unit for wound drainage coverings comprising: a base body with at least one cavity; at least one supply line that runs through the base body and which connects an outer side of the base body to the cavity; a surface of the base body that is embodied as a support surface for supporting wound coverings and the wound drainage coverings thereof and several channels that run through the base body, the channels connecting the cavities to the support surface. Low pressure can be produced in the cavity and the channels when the support surface is covered in an air-tight manner. As a result, wound drainage applications are tested in different ways using simple and economical means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Medela Holding AG
    Inventors: Michael Larsson, Simon Furrer
  • Patent number: 8641691
    Abstract: A portable system for subatmospheric pressure therapy in connection with healing a surgical wound, includes a wound dressing dimensioned for positioning relative to a wound bed of a subject, a portable subatmospheric pressure mechanism dimensioned to be carried or worn by the subject and a container for collecting exudates from the wound bed removed under the subatmospheric pressure supplied by the subatmospheric pressure mechanism. The portable subatmospheric pressure mechanism includes a housing, a subatmospheric pressure source disposed within the housing and in fluid communication with the wound dressing to supply subatmospheric pressure to the wound dressing and a power source mounted to or within the housing for supplying power to actuate the subatmospheric pressure source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: David Fink, David Heagle, Sharon A. Mulligan
  • Patent number: 8636721
    Abstract: A manually operable pump for the effective removal of fluids to include blood, blood clots, fluid, and air from a body cavity of a subject is provided. The manually operable pump is adapted to be connect to a range of fluid conduits and is equipped with one-way valves that effectively permit flow of fluid through the pump in only one direction. The sensitivity of the one-way valves is such that when properly positioned, fluid can flow through the valves and out of the pump without manual compression of the pump and with the aid of gravity power alone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Henry M. Jackson Foundation For The Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc.
    Inventors: Hasan Alam, Peter Rhee, Emily Rhee
  • Patent number: 8608722
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a container for anal irrigation. In particular it relates to a rigid container which is easy to operate and which easily is transformed from a storage configuration to a ready-to-use configuration. In one aspect the invention relates to a container for an anal irrigation system. The anal irrigation system comprises an anal probe; a reservoir for holding an irrigation liquid (e.g. water); a pump mechanism for pumping a fluid (e.g. air) into the reservoir; and a liquid tube connecting the reservoir with the anal probe. The container comprises an outer chamber wall, defining at least partly the outer dimensions of the container and an inner chamber wall arranged within the outer chamber wall, said outer chamber wall and inner chamber wall defining the reservoir. This provides a reservoir having a small surface area when filled with irrigation liquid. Thus only a low pressure is necessary to evacuate the irrigation liquid from the reservoir and out through the anal probe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventor: Preben Luther
  • Publication number: 20130331802
    Abstract: A sterile wound treatment kit includes a plastic container pouch with a sealed outer periphery. A drug absorbing medium is located within the pouch interior. A syringe accepting fitting is located on the pouch for discharging a treatment drug from a syringe into the pouch interior shortly before treating a patient. The drug absorbing medium then contacts and absorbs the treatment drug. The pouch can be opened at the time of use to allow access to the drug absorbing medium so that the medium can be applied to a wound site. The pouch can also be equipped with a dispensing nozzle for dispensing the treatment medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventors: Cory Collinge, Kevin Kelly
  • Patent number: 8540688
    Abstract: A portable device (2) to generate a vacuum for the medical treatment of wounds on the bodies of humans or animals has a vacuum-producing suction pump (90) in a first housing part (4) of the device and a vessel (10) for receiving body liquids. Vacuum is applied for vacuum communication between the suction pump (90), the vessel (10) and a suction tube (82) leading to the body. A pressure sensor (94) measures the pressure in a tube section (88) and a programmable electronic control unit (100) controls the suction pump (90) in dependence on pressure values measured by the pressure sensor (94). The electronic control unit (100) deactivates the suction pump (90) if a rate of change in pressure (?p/?t) detected by the pressure sensor (94) exceeds a defined threshold value toward decreasing vacuum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Paul Hartmann AG
    Inventors: Axel Eckstein, Juergen Hofstetter
  • Patent number: 8506554
    Abstract: The invention relates to a tilt and slide cover in a vehicle roof. The tilt and slide cover comprises a cover and a frame, which is supported in lateral guides of a roof opening. The special feature of the tilt and slide cover lies in the fact that the cover is arranged relatively moveable in relation to the frame and can be locked to and released from this. The frame comprises a plastic section, into which the slide guide and other fittings such as slide cheek holders or the like can be integrated in one piece. It is also possible to fix the rear water collection channel directly on the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Inventor: Carmeli Adahan
  • Patent number: 8460255
    Abstract: A wound therapy device is disclosed. The wound therapy device may include a housing for covering at least a portion of a wound and for sealing to a body surface of a patient. The housing may also include a liquid collector for retaining liquid therein and a vacuum connection for coupling to a vacuum source. The vacuum connection may be in gaseous communication with the liquid collector. The vacuum connection may be separated from the liquid collector by a liquid barrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Kalypto Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Ashok V. Joshi, John Howard Gordon, Sai Bhavaraju, Troy C. Dayton, Jeremy Heiser
  • Patent number: 8460273
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for a sub-atmospheric wound-care (SAWS) system for treating an open wound. The SAWS system includes a regulated vacuum source for developing a negative pressure, a flow rate meter configured to measure a flow rate of liquid removed from the wound, a primary pressure regulating sensor located proximate the wound for directly measuring the negative pressure at the wound, a backup pressure regulating sensor located vacuum tube, a porous dressing suitable to be sealed airtight which is positioned within a wound interface chamber, a collection canister configured to collect said liquid removed from the wound, and an adapter configured to use wall suction a primary regulated vacuum source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: J&M Shuler Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Brett Freedman, Robert L. Pauly
  • Patent number: 8460257
    Abstract: A wound-closing dressing, which is suitable for use as part of a reduced-pressure, wound-treatment system, may include a sealing drape, one or more contracting elements, and a gripping member. The contracting element may be coupled to the sealing drape and is configured to contract when activated and to generate a closing force. A gripping member is coupled to the sealing drape and is configured to transmit the closing force to a patient's epidermis. Other dressings, systems, and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Brian Locke, Timothy Mark Robinson
  • Patent number: 8444613
    Abstract: A therapeutic device includes a fluid mover for one of raising, compressing, or transferring fluid, a therapeutic member operably connected to the fluid mover and actuated thereby, the therapeutic member operably disposably used on a patient in a manner to deliver therapy to the patient as function of actuation of the fluid mover, a controller operably associated with the fluid mover for controlling operation thereof, and a leak, blockage, temperature, voltage or current sensor operably connected to the fluid mover and the controller and to sense a leak, blockage, temperature, voltage or current in the device and send a signal to the controller whereby the controller controls the fluid mover as a function of the sensed signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Inventors: Pal Svedman, Tianning Xu
  • Patent number: 8377015
    Abstract: To provide a wound dressing having absorbability and improved so as not to be adhere to wounds, a wound dressing 10 is provided, which includes a perforated material 20 having a top face and a bottom face and having plural through-holes 21, and an absorbent material 30 disposed on the top face of the perforated material, and in which at least the bottom face of the perforated material 20 is coated with a silicone resin 40 except leaving at least a part of the through-holes so as not to block up all the through-holes, and at least a part 31 of the absorbent material facing the through-holes of the perforated material is coated with the silicone resin 40, and to allow fluid penetration from the bottom face side of the perforated material into the inside of the absorbent material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Alcare Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Ueda, Toshimichi Matsuzaka
  • Patent number: 8377016
    Abstract: A tissue treatment apparatus and method are provided for treating tissue by the application of the time-varying sub-atmospheric pressure. The apparatus includes a cover adapted to cover a wound and adapted to maintain sub-atmospheric pressure the site of the wound. The apparatus further includes a source of suction configured to generate a time-varying sub-atmospheric pressure having a periodic waveform comprising a gradual change in pressure. The suction source cooperates with the cover to supply the time-varying sub-atmospheric pressure under the cover to the wound. The time-varying sub-atmospheric pressure may vary between a first pressure value below the inherent tissue tension of the wound tissue and a second pressure value above the inherent tissue tension of the wound tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Wake Forest University Health Sciences
    Inventors: Louis O. Argenta, Michael J. Morykwas, Lawrence X. Webb
  • Patent number: 8372051
    Abstract: Medical dressings and medical dressing kits that can be used to provide a ported medical dressing for placement over a wound or other body site where controlled fluid access is desired. The controlled fluid access provided by the medical dressings may be useful to remove fluids from the wound (as in, e.g., negative or reduced pressure therapies), to provide one or more gases to a wound site, to provide one or more liquids to a wound site, and/or to provide one or more active agents to a wound site. To achieve controlled fluid access, the medical dressing and medical dressing kits may include a port body with a lower surface that is adhesively adhered to the skin at the periphery of a wound or other body site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Matthew T. Scholz, David R. Holm
  • Patent number: 8362315
    Abstract: A wound shield to manage repetitive access stress may include a conformable substrate to circumscribe a wound. Any suitable dressing may be secured to the conformable substrate providing separation between the wound and the dressing. The wound substrate may provide a site for attachment of adhesive dressings to shield the patient's skin from the pain of repetitive access and or removal of the dressings. A conformable substrate may be composed of one or more layers of any suitable material and may include adhesive on one or more surfaces to secure the substrate to the wound site and or to secure the dressing to the conformable substrate. A wound substrate may include strong adhesive to secure the substrate to the patients skin. The conformable wound substrate will be formed of any suitable non-absorbent material to permit long term application adjacent a wound. Thus many dressings may be applied and removed from a single wound substrate shielding the patient's skin from repetitive insult.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Aalnex, Inc.
    Inventor: Adel Aali
  • Patent number: 8283514
    Abstract: An adhesive bandage is provided with a body portion having a gauze portion and an adhesive portion. The adhesive portion having an adhesive on a first surface of the body portion adapted to adhere to skin. The body portion having a cavity for storing two or more gauze portions, the cavity having a first opening on the first surface for exposing one of the two or more gauze portions to the skin and a second opening on a second surface for removing the exposed gauze portion through the second opening and replacing the exposed gauze portion with another of the two or more gauze portions in the first opening. Also provided are adhesive bandages having a cavity for storing a medicament or a port, each in communication with the gauze portion for providing medicament to the gauze portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Inventor: Robert J. Baschnagel
  • Patent number: 8235972
    Abstract: A suction head in fluid communication with a pump head provides a sub-ambient working pressure to a target area, enabling drainage thereof to a waste container. The pump head is coupled non-mechanically to a pump drive. A control system for a suction system is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Inventor: Carmeli Adahan
  • Patent number: 8118766
    Abstract: Skin antiseptic composition dispensers and methods of use are disclosed. The skin antiseptic composition dispenser may include a container with one or more walls that are substantially impermeable to ethylene oxide gas during normal ethylene oxide sterilization processes. In some embodiments, the container may include flexible walls free of metallic foil barrier layers. The containers may also include one or more vents in addition to one or more openings used to dispense the skin antiseptic composition within the container. The dispenser may include an applicator with a hydrophilic foam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Robert A. Davis, Matthew T. Scholz, Triet M. Lu
  • Publication number: 20110288506
    Abstract: A transdermal product delivery patch comprises a reservoir containing a product for delivery to a patient; means for affixing the patch to the skin of the patient; and manually operable means for actuating an extensor mechanism to exert pressure on the reservoir and thereby expel the product towards the skin. The patch may be supplied with the extensor mechanism held in a strained configuration and the manually operable means may be a restraint such as a peelable layer that can be removed to allow the extensor mechanism to move using stored energy towards a rest configuration. The extensor mechanism may be a ring of resilient material that is pre-stretched radially inwards so that, upon release, it stretches the reservoir radially outwards. The patch may be supplied with the extensor mechanism in a rest configuration and the manually operable means may deform it in a predefined manner into a strained configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2011
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Applicant: NEMAURA PHARMA LIMITED
    Inventor: Dewan Fazlul Hoque Chowdhury
  • Patent number: 8057446
    Abstract: Methods and devices transmit micromechanical forces locally on the millimeter to micron scale for promoting wound healing. Micromechanical forces can selectively be applied directly to tissue, in some embodiments, by using microchambers fluidically connected to microchannels. Each chamber, or in some cases, group of chambers, may be associated with a valve to control vacuum pressure, positive pressure, liquid delivery, and/or liquid removal from each chamber or group of chambers. Application of embodiments of the invention may shorten wound-healing time, reduce costs of therapy, enable restoration of functional tissue, and reduce the need for more invasive therapies, including surgery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: The Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc.
    Inventors: Bartholomew J. Kane, Dennis P. Orgill
  • Patent number: 8022266
    Abstract: A therapeutic device for promoting the healing of a wound in a mammal is disclosed. An exemplary device comprises a permeable structure having a plurality of depressions formed in a surface thereof. In use, the surface having the depressions is disposed adjacent a surface of the wound. A method of treating a wound comprises the steps of providing a permeable structure comprising a plurality of randomly disposed fibers and having i) a plurality of wound surface contact elements disposed between end portions of the structure, and ii) a plurality of voids defined by the contact elements; and applying the permeable structure to at least one surface of the wound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Boehringer Technologies, L.P.
    Inventors: John R. Boehringer, John Karpowicz, Amitabha Mitra, Christopher L. Radl
  • Patent number: 8007469
    Abstract: A catheter system for positioning an instrument within a body that includes a hub defining a lumen therethrough for passage of the instrument toward the body. The catheter system also includes an elongate tubular member defining a lumen therethrough. The lumen of the elongate tubular member is in communication with the lumen of the hub for further passage of the instrument toward the body. The system also includes a slitter member that is coupled to the hub. The slitter member is disposed to slit the elongate tubular member as the elongate tubular member moves relative to the hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventor: Niall Duffy
  • Patent number: 7967810
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for a sub-atmospheric wound-care (SAWS) system for treating an open wound. The SAWS system includes a regulated vacuum source for developing a negative pressure, a flow rate meter configured to measure a flow rate of liquid removed from the wound, a primary pressure regulating sensor located proximate the wound for directly measuring the negative pressure at the wound, a backup pressure regulating sensor located vacuum tube, a porous dressing suitable to be sealed airtight which is positioned within a wound interface chamber, a collection canister configured to collect said liquid removed from the wound, and an adapter configured to use wall suction a primary regulated vacuum source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Inventors: Brett A. Freedman, Robert L. Pauly
  • Patent number: 7928281
    Abstract: A non-contact wound covering for covering a wound includes a peripheral sealing ring. The peripheral sealing ring is covered by a barrier layer and this assembly is attached to the skin with an adhesive. The barrier layer and peripheral sealing ring together define a treatment volume over the wound. Treatment fluid is introduced into the treatment volume through an inlet, and is exhausted therefrom through an outlet or an exhaust filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Arizant Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Scott D. Augustine
  • Patent number: 7910793
    Abstract: A wound dressing including an absorbent core defining opposed proximal and distal surfaces, the distal surface of the absorbent core defining a central portion, a border portion and an intermediate portion interposed between the central and border portions. The backing layer defines at least one compliant element disassociated from the distal surface of the absorbent core and including at least one ridge extending outwardly relative to the distal surface of the absorbent core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Ossur HF
    Inventors: Gudmundur Fertram Sigurjonsson, Thordur M. Elefsen
  • Patent number: 7910791
    Abstract: A wound care bandage for treating a wound is provided. The bandage includes an SIS layer to be placed on the wound surface and a cover to placed over the wound. Illustratively, the bandage further includes a structure to provide a vacuum space. A method for promoting wound healing is further provided. The method includes applying the above-mentioned wound care bandage to the wound and creating a vacuum in the vacuum space to draw blood controllably from the wound into the SIS layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Inventor: Arthur C. Coffey
  • Patent number: 7883504
    Abstract: The invention provides a device for a percutaneous absorption preparation, provided with a solution storage container which can exhibit good solution migration independently of the level of force. The device for a percutaneous absorption preparation comprises an electrode film comprising a base member (1) and an electrode layer (2) and having a dissolution liquid passage hole (9), a drug impregnation member (3) mounted on the electrode layer (2) side of the electrode film, and a dissolution liquid storage container (5) bonded to the base member (1) side of the electrode film via a lid member (7) covering the solution passage hole (9). The dissolution liquid storage container (5) comprises a bottom and a sidewall. A protrusion (5b) which faces the dissolution liquid passage hole (9) is provided at the center of the bottom, and the sidewall is provided with a vertically folded part (5c).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignees: Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical Co., Inc., Kyodo Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seiji Tokumoto, Hirotoshi Adachi, Yasushi Fuchita, Tatsuya Ogawa, Hitoshi Otomo
  • Patent number: 7858112
    Abstract: The present invention provides a percutaneous absorption system and a percutaneous absorption method, which have a simple constitution and can realize the easy and continuous percutaneous absorption of medicine even when the medicine is formed of a water-soluble oligomer solution or a high-molecular solution. In the percutaneous absorption system comprising a medicine reservoir portion having a medicine holding portion which holds medicine therein and a support portion for supporting the medicine reservoir portion, the support portion including an adhesive layer and a substrate having medicine non-permeating property, the system is provided with an elastic member for applying pressure to the medicine held in the inside of the medicine reservoir portion, and by breaking the substrate having medicine non-permeating property in the support portion using a mechanical stimulus such as an injection needle or the like, the medicine is released (delivered) at a fixed rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignees: Lintec Corporation
    Inventors: Tomio Hatanaka, Rui Saito, Kenji Sugibayashi, Kiyose Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 7806877
    Abstract: The invention provides an easily gripped, single use or multiple use, packet applicator that contains, protects, dispenses and applies powders, solids, semi-solids, semi-liquids, and liquids. The packet contents, or “payload”, are selected from a wide variety of personal care, domestic, office, commercial, and industrial substances, such as: sunscreen, soap, cosmetics, cosmetics removers, and medicaments for application to epidermis and other body surfaces; detergents, waxes, cleansers, and polishes for application to household surfaces; and lubricants, paints, sensors, and sealants for application to commercial and industrial surfaces. Embodiments of the packet applicator can include a rotatable grip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Inventors: Alan H. I. Kang, George E. Darby
  • Patent number: 7794450
    Abstract: An apparatus for cleansing and promoting tissue growth in wounds, in which irrigant fluid optionally containing cell nutrients and/or other physiologically active material from a reservoir connected to a conformable wound dressing and wound exudate from the dressing are recirculated by a device for moving fluid through a flow path which passes through the dressing, a biodegradable scaffold in contact with the wound bed and a means for fluid cleansing and back to the dressing. The apparatus has means for supplying thermal energy to the fluid in the wound. The cleansing means (which may be a single-phase, e.g. micro-filtration, system or a two-phase, e.g. dialytic system) removes materials deleterious to wound healing, and the cleansed fluid, still containing materials that are beneficial in promoting wound healing, is returned to the wound bed. The dressing and a method of treatment using the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew PLC
    Inventors: Patrick Lewis Blott, Bryan Greener, Edward Yerbury Hartwell, Julian Lee-Webb, Derek Nicolini, Clare Green, Robin Paul Martin
  • Patent number: 7789869
    Abstract: A method for detecting and conveying an alarm signal, when an absorbent article is unfastened or, completely removed from the body of the wearer. The method is intended to be used in parallel with a method for detecting wetness in the absorbent article and further relates to an integrated detection-and-alarm method for detecting unfastening and/or wetness in an absorbent article. A system for detecting and conveying an alarm signal when an absorbent article is unfastened or removed from the body of the wearer and/or when the article is wet. The system includes (a) and absorbent article having at least one absorbent layer, the object to be displaced, such as a fastening system, one or more sensoring devices, one or more transmitting devices, and (b) a remote receiver. Furthermore, the system relates to the use of the system in the care of children and adults suffering from incontinence and/or psychological illnesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventors: Carolyn Berland, Barbro Moberg-Alehammar
  • Patent number: 7779625
    Abstract: A wound therapy device is disclosed. The wound therapy device may include a housing for covering at least a portion of a wound and for sealing to a body surface of a patient. The housing may also include a liquid collector for retaining liquid therein and a vacuum connection for coupling to a vacuum source. The vacuum connection may be in gaseous communication with the liquid collector. The vacuum connection may be separated from the liquid collector by a liquid barrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: Kalypto Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Ashok V. Joshi, John Howard Gordon, Sai Bhavaraju, Troy C. Dayton, Jeremy Heiser
  • Patent number: 7763000
    Abstract: A wound treatment apparatus is disclosed to provide vacuum therapy to a wound associated with a patient. The wound treatment apparatus comprises a control unit comprising an alarm and a display displaying an alarm log providing information associated with each activation of the alarm. The display also displays information to instruct a user how to operate the wound treatment apparatus. A method of calibrating the control unit is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Inventors: James R. Risk, Jr., Robert Petrosenko
  • Patent number: 7753894
    Abstract: An apparatus for cleansing wounds with means for stressing the wound bed and optionally tissue surrounding the wound, in which irrigant fluid from a reservoir connected to a conformable wound dressing and wound exudate from the dressing are recirculated by a device for moving fluid through a flow path which passes through the dressing and a means for fluid cleansing and back to the dressing. The cleansing means (which may be a single-phase, e.g. micro-filtration, system or a two-phase, e.g. dialytic system) removes materials deleterious to wound healing, and the cleansed fluid, still containing materials that are beneficial in promoting wound healing, is returned to the wound bed. The means for stressing the wound bed and optionally tissue surrounding the wound promotes wound healing. The dressing and a method of treatment using the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew PLC
    Inventors: Patrick Lewis Blott, Edward Yerbury Hartwell, Derek Nicolini, Clare Green, Robin Martin, Bryan Greener, Julian Lee-Webb
  • Publication number: 20100152683
    Abstract: A topical dermal delivery device, such as a patch, for topical delivery of nitric oxide (NO) to treatment sites of mammals is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2008
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Inventors: Lars Lindgren, Linda Mårlind, Rikard Thorsen
  • Publication number: 20100106113
    Abstract: A carrier delivered dressing is disclosed which has a conformable backing with a pressure sensitive adhesive coated on a bottom face and removable carrier attached to the top face of the backing. A bond block material is positioned between the backing and the carrier. A cut line traverses both the carrier and the bond block material to form a tab.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2008
    Publication date: April 29, 2010
    Inventor: Steven B. HEINECKE