Receptacle Attached To Or Inserted Within Body To Receive Discharge Therefrom Patents (Class 604/327)
  • Patent number: 11045176
    Abstract: A specimen retrieval device includes a tubular body defining a longitudinal bore, an inner shaft slidably disposed within the longitudinal bore of the tubular body, and a specimen bag affixed to a support mechanism at the distal portion of the inner shaft. The specimen retrieval device includes a drain tube that passes from within specimen bags and out of the specimen retrieval device that permits passage of fluids out of the specimen bag prior to removal of the device from the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: Sabastian Koduthully George, Raja Kamaraj
  • Patent number: 11000411
    Abstract: Described is a phacoemulsification device for eye surgery that generally comprises an ultrasonically vibrating aspiration needle that withdraws ocular material from inside of the eye. The ocular material withdrawn from the eye is equally replaced with irrigation fluid provided through irrigation ports in an irrigation sleeve surrounding the aspiration needle. In the event the aspiration needle stops withdrawing ocular material, such as if it becomes occluded with a chunk of ocular material, irrigation fluid is directed to the outside of the eye via at least one irrigation aperture to keep the eye cool where the needle is ultrasonically vibrating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Inventors: Alex Urich, Armand Maaskamp, Ryan Maaskamp
  • Patent number: 10702255
    Abstract: A specimen retrieval system of simplified construction. The system is configured for use during laparoscopic surgery to assist in the retrieval and removal of tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: DEROYAL INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Dhanvin Desai, Scott Barnes, Lee Freeman, Mike Kastura, Ethan Edward Valentine
  • Patent number: 10441690
    Abstract: Systems and methods for wound drain management. Certain embodiments include an infection indicator and/or a coupling device configured to such that a wound drainage container can rotate in relation to a mounting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Western Connecticut Health Network, Inc.
    Inventor: Theresa Brandon
  • Patent number: 10330620
    Abstract: A detection device includes: a frequency property acquisition unit that acquires a frequency property when an alternating-current signal is input to at least two conductive bodies provided on a fiber sheet; and a detection signal output unit that outputs a detection signal when the frequency property acquisition unit acquires a predetermined frequency property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: SCHOOL JURIDICAL PERSON KITASATO INSTITUTE
    Inventor: Satoru Nebuya
  • Patent number: 10286194
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods of treating pleural effusion in a subject, comprising removing fluid from the pleural space at an increased frequency, as compared to previous methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignees: CAREFUSION 2200, INC., UTI Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Anthony Looper, Jeffrey Schmitt, Monica Sanders, Alain Tremblay
  • Patent number: 10098619
    Abstract: A surgical tissue retrieval instrument has a collapsible pouch at the distal end of an elongated pusher rod that is introduced into a patient through a cannula. The instrument includes a two-jaw fork that forms a loop when in an unconstrained configuration and that supports the pouch. Deployment and operation of the fork and the pouch are controlled by a securing mechanism. The two jaws and the securing mechanism are slid in a hem surrounding the opening of the pouch when the device is assembled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: CONMED CORPORATION
    Inventors: James Taylor, Robert H. Thrun
  • Patent number: 9801754
    Abstract: An ostomy appliance is sufficiently small to provide the user with a desired level of discretion, and can also provide an expanded collection capacity to accommodate sudden outflows of stomal discharge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: HOLLISTER INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Brock Edward Masters, Robert Anthony Davis
  • Patent number: 9254357
    Abstract: A container (10) comprising a plurality of compartments (A, B, C) separated by compartment dividers (6), and an inlet connector (3) for receiving a liquid via a connection tube (2). The compartment dividers rupture when a sufficient pressure is applied by a liquid or gas introduced into the container (10) through the inlet connector (3). Some of the compartments comprise powder, which dissolves at the introduction of liquid into the container. A system, process and use in the field of dialysis are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: METPRO AB
    Inventors: Thore Falkvall, Per-Olov Carlsson
  • Patent number: 9232771
    Abstract: A secondary restraint assembly is provided as a means on maintaining control of a leash in the event of a sudden pull or movement to said leash. The secondary restraint assembly accomplishes this by being attached to a user's forearm and unobtrusively engaging the leash. The secondary restraint assembly utilizes a harness assembly to attach to the user's forearm. The harness assembly utilizes adjustable straps to secure itself to the forearm and serves as a mounting point for a harness plate. The harness plate contains an insert coupler that joins an insert plate to the harness assembly. The user couples an extended strap to the insert plate and joins the other end to the leash. With the leash secured to the extended strap, and the extended strap secured to the harness assembly through the insert plate, the secondary restraint assembly enables a user to maintain control of said leash.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Inventor: Forrest R Lewis
  • Patent number: 9095282
    Abstract: Dysphagia of a subject (12) is treated. The treatment of dysphagia may include providing cues to the subject (12) that prompt the subject to swallow, and monitoring the response of the subject (12) to the cues. The swallowing function of the subject (12) may be analyzed over a single therapy session and/or over time to evaluate the general progress of the subject (12). A pressurized flow of breathable gas may be provided to the airway of the subject (12) during the therapy. The pressurized flow of breathable gas may remove certain discomfort associated with the dysphagia of the subject (12), such as shortness of breath, and also provides a therapy to improve the coordination of breathing and swallowing in the subject (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventor: Smita Garde
  • Patent number: 9039668
    Abstract: Provided is a body attachment wafer for attaching an ostomy device to a wearer. The body attachment wafer includes a plastic film having an opening therein, a layer of adhesive coated onto one side of the plastic film, and a stiffening layer releasably attached to the plastic film on the side thereof opposite to the side coated with adhesive. The layer of adhesive comprises a region surrounding the opening in the plastic film in which the thickness of the layer of adhesive is decreasing in a direction towards the circumference of the plastic film, the layer of adhesive having its largest thickness adjacent to the opening in the plastic film. The adhesive consists of a silicone gel adhesive having a softness exceeding 8 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: MÖLNLYCKE HEALTH CARE AB
    Inventors: Anna Svensby, Päranders Wärja, Sofia Lundgren
  • Publication number: 20150133879
    Abstract: In a blood-flow-path switching device and a blood-bag system, a tube-shaped body (68) includes a body tube (69) extending in an axial direction and a branching tube (71) extending in a direction branching from the axial direction, and a blocking part (74) is provided in a hollow section (69c) of the body tube (69). A communicating part (70) movable in the axial direction is provided in the hollow section (69c). By moving the communicating part (70) in a pushing direction and creating an opening by penetrating the blocking part (74), a communication of a first port (86) and a third port (90) is blocked, and at the same time, the first port (86) and a second port (88) are communicated with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Kazuaki Kanamoto, Kaoru Hosoe
  • Publication number: 20150112289
    Abstract: A wearable EVD system having a ventricular catheter and transducer supported proximately to a patient's ear by a mount, such as supporting headband or ear clip. An adjustable orifice valve or a spring-loaded needle valve is used to control the amount of CSF that drains into a drip chamber suspended on the patient for periodic measurement and emptying into a similarly located drainage bag, thereby avoiding the need for an IV pole and allowing the patient more mobility without disrupting drainage of CSF.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: INFINIVATION BIOMEDICAL, LLC
    Inventors: Kristen Stebbins, Thomas J. Pennell, II
  • 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: 8986268
    Abstract: A cover (100) having one or more openings (106,107) and one or more complementary closure devices (112,113) fits about a fluid drain bag, such as a urinary catheter drain bag (301). The cover (100) can be configured to be both partially transparent and partially opaque. Accordingly, a health services provider (401) can instantly perform rudimentary analysis of the fluid level (401) with a quick glance, yet can perform more in-depth analysis by lifting a front panel (102) at the lower opening (107). The in-depth analysis can be done without removing the cover (100). The cover 100 is also semiopaque, thereby protecting patient dignity by obfuscating the cover's contents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Sarah Dickinson, Jennifer E. Tomes, Robert Lockwood
  • Patent number: 8979810
    Abstract: A nasal aspiration system for removing secretions from the user's nasal canals includes a port having a cap and a vacuum canister coupled on opposite ends. The cap includes two aspiration tubes extended therefrom. The aspiration tubes are configured for inserting into a user's nasal canals. The port includes a valve disposed therein, where the valve is operable to control the flow of nasal secretion from the aspiration tubes into the vacuum canister.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Inventor: Craig Beyer
  • Patent number: 8979813
    Abstract: A body attachment wafer for an ostomy device is provided, which body attachment wafer has a stoma opening, and an adhesive layer. The adhesive layer is covered by a release layer, having an opening which corresponds to the stoma opening. The release layer is divided along at least one dividing line from the stoma opening to the periphery of the body attachment wafer, and the release sheet includes a first grip tab extending from the release sheet in the area of the at least one dividing line. The first grip tab is arranged to overlap the release sheet on the other side of the dividing line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Mölnlycke Health Care AB
    Inventor: Johan Uveborn
  • Patent number: 8974438
    Abstract: Packaging including a coiled and optionally prelubricated catheter, its distal end insertable into the urethra, a slidable hygienic sheath, a proximal catheter end for voiding urine from the distal end through the assembly to the proximal end. Mutually rotatable elements providing for withdrawal of the catheter from its coiled state to an extended state, and retraction of the catheter back to its coiled state. Methods of extending the catheter, inserting it into the urethra, and voiding urine through the catheter, without requiring complete removal from the catheter packaging. A kit including automatic extrusion of the catheter's distal end upon package opening, and a water pouch for hydrophilic lubrication, and sanitary wipes for reducing the likelihood of infection. A catheter within a flexible and optionally coiled tube, a slidable hygienic sheath covering a catheter's distal end that can move along the length of the catheter during insertion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Compactcath, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Wei-Chen Hong, Myung Sun Choi, Katherine Muterspaugh Steele, David Philip Janka, Sean Kshitij Mehra, Naama Stauber
  • Patent number: 8968262
    Abstract: A wound irrigation kit includes a basin for collecting irrigation fluid that is configured to closely fit the specific body part that is to be irrigated. The kit optionally includes a grommet that can be readily incorporated into the basin to allow for active draining of the basin during the irrigation procedure. The kit also optionally includes a flexible irrigation shield that can be attached to an existing irrigation device and that can be readily modified to vary its length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Dilip Tapadiya, M.D., Inc.
    Inventor: Dilip Tapadiya
  • Publication number: 20150038927
    Abstract: The Improved Surgical Drain Reservoir Support is a system to support/secure surgical drainage reservoirs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Mary Ann Robinson Prody
  • Patent number: 8945077
    Abstract: The female urination device assists a female in urinating from a standing position and directs the urine a suitable distance from the female. The device comprises a first end having a first opening for discharging urine and a second end having a second opening for receiving the urine. The second opening is larger than the first opening. The device further comprises a retractable tip to extend the length of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Vema LLC
    Inventor: Vincent Valenti
  • Patent number: 8945041
    Abstract: Fluid removal systems and methods for removing a fluid from a tissue site are presented. The systems includes a semi-permeable inbound conduit, which is fluidly coupled to a treatment-fluid delivery unit, for placement proximate to the tissue site, and a semi-permeable outbound conduit, which is fluidly coupled to the inbound conduit and to a treatment-fluid collector, for placement proximate to the tissue site of a patient. The treatment-fluid collector receives a treatment fluid and the fluid, which is recruited, from the tissue site. A recruited-fluid determination unit may be coupled to the treatment-fluid collector to determine a volume of the recruited fluid recruited from the patient. The treatment fluid is any fluid (including a gas) that pulls the recruited fluid from an interstitial and intracellular space. A reduced-pressure treatment subsystem may also be included, among other things, for removing ascites and other fluids from a body cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: George Hutchinson, Richard Paul Mormino
  • Publication number: 20150032068
    Abstract: A modular and highly adaptable and adjustable compression garment system is provided. The system can include a garment body portion, shoulder strap portions, side portions, a back portion, and one or more modular strap adjustment systems. The garment body portion can include attachment substrates, rail devices, loop devices, and like attachment configurations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Janice Trane Jones
  • Patent number: 8939951
    Abstract: A fluid collection device for withdrawing a fluid from an object includes a chamber having a plurality of apertures and an opening for flow of the fluid. A tube is positioned in fluid communication with the opening of the chamber for withdrawing fluid out of the chamber. At least one of the apertures is positioned within a recess for substantially preventing clogging of the apertures during collection and removal of the fluid. The plurality of apertures may be interconnected by grooves for directing the flow and preventing clogging of the apertures. The tube has a plurality of holes that are positioned within the chamber and held in place with a retaining ring. The apertures may be positioned so that spaces are provided between the apertures for placement of the tube or other devices. Exposed edges of the chamber and recesses are radiused for reducing irritation to a person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Inventor: James G. Getsay
  • Patent number: 8936585
    Abstract: A disposable absorbent article for receiving urine from an individual and a method of using the same are described. The absorbent article can include an absorbent body folded substantially longitudinally. The absorbent body can include a left-side portion and a right-side portion on opposite sides of the fold, and a proximal edge extending generally orthogonal to the fold. An interior receiving cavity can be defined by the left-side portion and the right-side portion of the folded absorbent body. The absorbent article also includes a penile opening defined by a portion of the proximal edge, where the penile opening is adapted for receiving a penis of a user into the interior receiving cavity. The absorbent body can include a liquid impermeable, exterior layer; a liquid permeable, fluid management layer; and an absorbent layer disposed between said exterior layer and said fluid management layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Pingu Limited
    Inventors: Thomas Delattre, David J. Carson
  • Patent number: 8921641
    Abstract: An absorbent article such as disposable diaper, training pant, and adult incontinence undergarment comprising superabsorbent polymer particles able to absorb and contain body exudates having improved absorption properties and, therefore, reduce leakage, especially at the first gush, i.e. when the article starts to be wetted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Bruno Johannes Ehrnsperger, Marc Jennewein, Marion Michnacs, Andrea Peri, Maike Thomann
  • Patent number: 8888760
    Abstract: The ostomy receiving bag comprises a front wall (2) and a rear wall and has a top end and a bottom end. The top end of the rear wall is provided with an inlet to receive a stoma, and one wall is provided with at least one first half of a fixation pair (A), and the same effective wall after closure of the bag, if available, is provided with at least one second half of a fixation pair (B), such that when the first half and the second half of the fixation pair are attached, the volume of the receiving bag is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventors: Birthe Vestbo Andersen, Søren Hansen
  • Publication number: 20140336600
    Abstract: Provided herein is a pre-Caesarean method for collecting amniotic fluid from a patient. A needle is inserted into the incision site for the future C-section, which may be under ultrasound guidance, through which the amniotic fluid is drawn under a low level suction and, optionally, gravity to a sterile collection container. The method encompasses filtering and/or irradiating the amniotic fluid to collect biomolecules of interest such as growth factors and/or stem cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventor: Carl Randall Harrell
  • Patent number: 8882731
    Abstract: A defecation detection apparatus including: a feces/urine receiving member that is placed to face the body of a wearer and that receives discharged feces and urine; a urine suction device that is detachably attached to the feces/urine receiving member and that can sucks urine discharged in the feces/urine receiving member; a temperature sensor that is placed at a defecation position where discharged feces are received in the feces/urine receiving member; and a control section that detects the presence of discharged feces based on a signal remaining after removing a signal that is output from the temperature sensor within a predetermined time after an operation of the urine suction device from a signal that is output from the temperature sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Uni-Charm Corporation
    Inventors: Miou Suzuki, Yoshihisa Fujioka
  • Patent number: 8876801
    Abstract: A valve assembly is provided which includes a housing having an inlet end and an outlet end and defining a fluid channel and a central chamber. A dissolvable valve member is positioned to obstruct flow through the channel within the chamber. The dissolvable valve member is formed of a material which is dissolvable at a predetermined rate upon contact with a preselected fluid. The preselected fluid is selected from the group consisting of blood, urine, saline and antimicrobial solutions. The dissolvable valve member can be formed from a fluid soluble glass or a starch based material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventor: Kurt E. Green
  • Patent number: 8869799
    Abstract: A male contraceptive device includes a condom-like sheath that is placed over the male genital member and has a flavorful formulated solution disposed inside the distal tip. The distal tip is operable to release, eject, or secrete the formulated solution during male ejaculation. The condom-like sheath is shaped to elastically conform to the elongated shape of a male genital member. The sheath has an open proximal end for receiving the male genital member and a distal end that has a distal tip that is selectively closed. The distal tip defines a reservoir containing an ingestible flavored solution and is operable to permit the release of a composition of the flavored solution and any seminal fluid that has entered the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Inventor: Linda Levy
  • Patent number: 8852171
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a collecting device comprising a collecting device for collection of body fluids. The invention relates to a collecting device arranged in a compact configuration wherein the dimensions of the collecting device is small in comparison with the dimensions of the collecting device in an unfolded configuration. In particular the invention relates to a bag having an inner folding and an outer folding. Two pull points may further be arranged so that the application of oppositely directed forces to the first and second pull-points will lead to unfolding of the inner folding. With this arrangement the outer folding may be forced to unfold as the inner folding unfolds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventor: Jesper G. Lund
  • Patent number: 8845620
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods are disclosed which relate to a catheter cap which seals a reservoir of a catheter introducer. The catheter cap secures over an introducer tip to prevent airflow into the introducer tip. The catheter cap utilizes an elongated stem to block a distal opening of the reservoir to further prevent airflow. A lip of the catheter cap may further engage an insertion stop point of the catheter introducer to secure the catheter cap. The catheter cap ensures proper lubrication of the introducer tip and the catheter during insertion of the catheter into the urethra of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Adapta Medical, Inc.
    Inventor: Jamie Glen House
  • Publication number: 20140276494
    Abstract: A bodily fluid collection device includes: (a) at least one wall that at least partially defines an interior space configured for contacting a bodily fluid, the at least one wall having at least one interior wall surface; (b) a drain port coupled with at least a first portion of the at least one wall, the drain port configured to provide fluid communication between the interior space and an exterior of the device; and (c) at least one surface feature defined by at least a portion of the at least one interior wall surface, the at least one surface feature at least partially defining one or a plurality of flow pathways in the interior space. The one or the plurality of flow pathways is configured to mitigate or prevent collapse of the device, occlusion in the device, and/or closing off of the drain port when suction is applied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Hollister Incorporated
    Inventors: George Cisko, Peter Visconti, David McDonough
  • Patent number: 8827971
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to receiving bodily fluid through a device opening. In one aspect, the device includes a flow activator arranged to cause fluid to be released from a subject. A deployment actuator may actuate the flow activator in a deployment direction, which may in turn cause fluid release from a subject. The flow activator may also be moved in a retraction direction by a retraction actuator. In one aspect, the device may include a vacuum source that may help facilitate fluid flow into the opening of the device and/or may help facilitate fluid flow from the opening to a storage chamber. In one aspect, a device actuator may enable fluid communication between the opening and the vacuum source and the flow activator may be actuated after the enablement of fluid communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Seventh Sense Biosystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Javier Gonzalez-Zugasti, A. David Boccuti, Donald E. Chickering, III, Mark Michelman, Ramin Haghgooie, Shawn Davis, Scott James, Maisam Dadgar, Greg Fisher, Richard L. Miller, Christopher J. Morse
  • Patent number: 8821461
    Abstract: A full coverage gown that is used in medical facilities is presented. The gown includes a urine catheter pocket affixed to the gown. The gown also includes a pair of ties affixed to the gown above the urine catheter pocket. The pair of ties is configured to loop and tie around a hook attached to a urine catheter bag to prevent a backflow of urine and to secure the urine catheter bag within the catheter pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Capstone Manufacturing LLC
    Inventor: Cynthia Kovensky
  • Patent number: 8813752
    Abstract: A male contraceptive device includes a condom-like sheath that is placed over the male genital member and has a flavor-infusing agent disposed within the distal end. The distal end is operable to release, eject, or secrete the flavor-altered semen during male ejaculation. The condom-like sheath is shaped to elastically conform to the elongated shape of a male genital member. The sheath has an open proximal end for receiving the male genital member and the distal end has a distal tip that is selectively closed. The distal tip defines a reservoir containing the flavor-infusing agent and is operable, upon pressure of seminal fluid entering the reservoir, to cause the flavor profile or characteristic of the seminal fluid to be altered and to permit the release of the seminal fluid that has entered the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Inventor: Linda Levy
  • Publication number: 20140236110
    Abstract: Provided is a tissue retrieval bag. The bag is made primarily of a first material, the bag having a region defining an opening; a pleated fold intersecting the opening. The bag has at least one porthole on at least one side of the bag. The at least one porthole is covered by a second material, the second material being different from the first material. The bag also includes a first hem circumferentially formed around the opening, the first hem forming insertion points adapted to receive a first draw string.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: Anchor Products Co., Inc.
    Inventors: James Taylor, Robert H. Thrun
  • Patent number: 8801698
    Abstract: A reservoir is incorporated in between a guide portion and an introducer tip of the introducer member. A spherical or similarly shaped plug is inserted into the guide portion. The plug is designed such that it forms a seal within the guide portion, preventing any fluid flow between the reservoir and an environment external to a distal end of the guide portion. This prevents a liquid or gel contained inside the reservoir from drying or leaking. The plug may further be held in place against a distal opening of the reservoir by positive pressure within the reservoir. The plug may further be held in place within the guide portion by a plurality of bumps or notches. When the catheter is advanced through the guide portion, the catheter tip pushes the plug into the reservoir, thereby breaking the seal and lubricating the catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Adapta Medica, Inc.
    Inventor: Jamie Glen House
  • Patent number: 8795248
    Abstract: A hemispherical receptacle made of compressible material for menstrual fluid collection is disclosed herein. In a preferred method the receptacle is compressed during insertion. The receptacle further has a resilience for restoring to its original shape after being inserted into the vagina. To facilitate removal, the receptacle includes a pulling ring at a lower end thereof; and a unique flange lid portion is included at an open upper end acting as a funnel to direct the menstrual blood into the receptacle. This unique flange portion is designed with a living hinge that transfers the device from a closed to an open position. In the closed position, the flange portion allows blood to get into the receptacle while preventing it from spilling out. The open position herein is for emptying and cleaning the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Inventor: Alfred A. Shihata
  • Patent number: 8795258
    Abstract: The urisheath provided here includes an element of thin material (a strip) that allows at least two lengths of it to run in a parallel fashion down either side of the sheath. The is obtained by injection molding the strip in liquid silicone in the silicone injection molding process for the urisheath, either by one, two or more component injection molding. The injection molding takes place in an injection molding form for a urisheath with a cavity for the body portion and a cavity for the strip portion wherein the cavity for the body portion is connected to the cavity for the strip portion creating an attachment zone between the strip and the sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventors: Henrik Lindenskov Nielsen, Johan Christiansson, Peter Persson
  • Publication number: 20140207093
    Abstract: A cover for concealing and supporting a urinary incontinence bag to be worn by an individual in conjunction with a catheter and attached tubing. The cover provides a comfortable sleeve for containing the urinary bag and one or more straps for securing the bag to the leg of an individual. Additional features include a covered sleeve window for monitoring the urine bag contents and a collar for increased wearing comfort and support of the tubing. An outflow valve cover is also disclosed for concealing and protecting the outflow valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: MARY MARSHALL ENTERPRISES, INC.
    Inventor: MARY L. MARSHALL
  • Patent number: 8777912
    Abstract: A waste management system includes a waste transport device and a waste collection device. The waste management system may include a securement device for maintaining the position of the waste transport device following insertion. The waste transport device may include a modular medication delivery apparatus with a disposable delivery device for delivering medication to the patient following insertion of the waste transport device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Vasu Nishtala, Jeffrey Francis Kline, Ronald L. Bracken
  • Publication number: 20140194839
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a drainage bag support apparatus that has a trunk belt, one or more support straps, and additional means to connect the trunk belt and the support straps together, to adjust the support strap, and to attach a drainage bag. The apparatus of the present invention allows one to adjust and lock the length of the support strap, to change the positions of the trunk belt and the support straps, and to use one or more drainage bags. Methods of using the drainage bag support apparatus include securing the trunk belt around an individual and securing one or more drainage bags to the drainage bag support apparatus. Kits that provide the components of the drainage bag support apparatus to be used along with at least one drainage bag are also described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: GLOBAL MEDICAL INNOVATIONS, LLC
    Inventor: Mario Torres-Leon
  • Patent number: 8764716
    Abstract: A kit for collecting stool, comprising an adapter (1) for connecting the anus or a perianal stoma of a user to a peripheral device, said adapter comprises a flexible adhesive plate (2) having first through going hole, a flexible tube (3) extending from a first opening (11) to a second opening (12) and a first flexible coupling plate (4) having a second through going hole, wherein the flexible tube is attached to the flexible adhesive plate in an area surrounding the first opening and the flexible tube is attached to the first flexible coupling plate in an area encircling the second opening, allowing fluid communication from the first through going hole to the second through going hole through the flexible tube, and a peripheral device (20, 60) for coupling to the adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventors: Claus Bo Voege Christensen, Peter Kragh, Anders Bach, Michael Hansen, Esben Stroebeck
  • Patent number: 8764717
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a sealing wafer (1) adapted to be arranged in a stoma receiving hole (5) of a base plate (2) comprising an attachment platform extending from an outer edge adapted to be attached to the base plate towards an inner edge defining a through-going hole (17) for receiving a stoma, the sealing wafer further comprising at least a first urging part extending transversely from the proximal surface facing towards the user during use of the attachment platform and wherein the first urging part is resilient in the direction transverse to the proximal surface. This provides a sealing wafer which is particularly suitable for use with a stoma around which the skin has an uneven curvature, such as a retracted stoma wherein the stoma has pulled back resulting in a crater-like area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventors: Alastair Willoughby, Thomas Bates Jackson, Gary Stacey
  • Patent number: 8758329
    Abstract: A liquid catheter, in particular a urinary catheter, includes a catheter shaft part (21) with a longitudinal liquid channel extending between a proximal and distal side thereof, and an anchoring body (22). The catheter body is intended to be received fully internally in a body cavity, such as in particular the urine bladder (50), and to drain the bladder from inside via the urethra (51). The catheter body has a length to span a distance between the bladder and a closure point (35) of the sphincter urethrae. An operating member (24,25) is connected durably to the catheter body to enable a user to carry the catheter body transluminally out of the bladder past the closure point. An insertion device for the catheter includes an insertion sleeve which can be carried transluminally as far as the urine bladder and from which the catheter body can be carried into the bladder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: IQ+ Investments N.V.
    Inventors: Thomas Gijsbert Paulen, Lambertus Hubertus Bartholomeus Bemelmans
  • Patent number: 8740867
    Abstract: An ostomy appliance comprising a front wall and a rear wall of flexible material forming a bag, said rear wall having an opening for receiving a stoma, and said rear wall also being provided with an adhesive wafer for securing the appliance to a user's skin, said wafer having a hole being aligned with the opening for receiving the stoma, wherein the opening has an edge being secured to the surface of the adhesive wafer facing away from the user in an attachment zone surrounding the hole of the wafer, wherein a first part of the edge of the opening of the gab is secured to the surface of the wafer in a corresponding first part of the attachment zone, and wherein a second, remaining part of the edge of the opening of the bag is prepared for adhesive sealing of the same to the remaining second part of the attachment zone renders it possible for a nurse to observe the stoma area during adaptation of such a sealing member when applying one-piece appliances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventors: Danuta Ciok, Esben Stroebech
  • Patent number: 8734378
    Abstract: Methods and devices are adapted for implanting into the eye. An incision is formed in the cornea of the eye and a shunt is inserted through the incision into the anterior chamber of the eye. The shunt includes a fluid passageway. The shunt is passed along a pathway from the anterior chamber through the scleral spur of the eye into the suprachoroidal space and positioned in a first position such that a first portion of the fluid passageway communicates with the anterior chamber and a second portion of the fluid passageway communicates with the suprachoroidal space to provide a fluid passageway between the suprachoroidal space and the anterior chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Transcend Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Eugene De Juan, Jr., Stephen Boyd, Mark E. Deem, Hanson S. Gifford, III, Dan Rosenman