Receptacle Or Portion Thereof Inserted Within Body Cavity Patents (Class 604/328)
  • Patent number: 10172737
    Abstract: There is provided an ostomy bag assembly with sound reducing means composed of a proximal membrane and a distal membrane in immediate contact and with misaligned apertures that blocks the passage from the stoma to the lumen of the ostomy bag unless the membranes are expanded due to the pressure difference established when flatus gases escape the stoma.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Inventors: Joergen-Ulrik Brandt, Tina Joergensen
  • Patent number: 10166366
    Abstract: A compact catheter assembly (10) and methods of making such a catheter assembly are disclosed. The catheter assembly includes a receiver (14) and a catheter sub-assembly (16). The catheter sub-assembly includes a gripping member (18) and a catheter tube (20) carried by the gripping member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: HOLLISTER INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Michael G. Murray, Daniel O'Brien, David Hannon, Adam J. Foley, Scott Allen
  • Patent number: 10076636
    Abstract: A compact catheter assembly is disclosed. The catheter assembly includes a receiver and a catheter sub-assembly. The catheter sub-assembly includes a catheter tube a fluid drain that are adapted for relative pivotal movement about a fluid junction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: HOLLISTER INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Michael G. Murray, Adam J. Foley, Eugene Canavan, James Jackson
  • Patent number: 9849023
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices are disclosed that involve a fistula-isolating device for use when reduced pressure is applied to a wound bed having a fistula. In one instance, the fistula-isolating device includes an adjustable passageway member and a perimeter member that contracts under reduced pressure and that automatically accommodates wound beds of different heights. In another instance, the fistula-isolating device involves a body shaped as a frustro-conical body that is readily sized for different depth wound beds. Other systems, methods, and devices are presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Colin John Hall, Richard Paul Mormino
  • Patent number: 9707120
    Abstract: An ostomy appliance comprises a pouch having first and second walls, with an inlet aperture in the first wall. A stoma seal is carried by the second wall, and is disposed generally in register with the inlet aperture for sealing against a stoma in use. An outer coupling element is coupled to the first wall and surrounds the inlet aperture. An inner coupling element for supporting the stoma seal, is coupled to the second wall and/or to the stoma seal. The outer coupling element surrounds a periphery of the inner coupling element. The stoma seal may be of an inflatable type or an insertable type. Manipulation tabs may be provided associated with the inner and outer coupling elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Convatec Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Tinh Nguyen-DeMary, Mingliang Lawrence Tsai
  • Patent number: 9498371
    Abstract: A flow control and collection system includes a flow control device having a tubular member in which an inflatable balloon is positioned about the circumference of the interior side wall for closing the passageway to movement of matter and liquid when the balloon is expanded and allowing flow when the balloon is contracted against the side wall to which it is attached. The flow control device includes an adapter at the outer end of the tubular member having one or more interlocking features. A generally outwardly extending flange may be configured at the outer end of the tubular member. The flange may be configured with an inflatable membrane having an inflated position wherein at least a portion of the inflatable membrane extends generally outwardly from the flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: International Medical Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Fouad A. Salama
  • Patent number: 9345459
    Abstract: An apparatus for transporting body tissue during a pelvic or peritoneal surgery through transvaginal-transdouglas route comprises a bag portion to be placed inside the body of the patient and adapted to receive body tissue to be removed during the surgery, the bag portion has an opening for tissue removal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Inventor: Tamer A. Seckin
  • Patent number: 9226771
    Abstract: A medical device for providing direct port-like endoscopic access to the urinary bladder, or other orifice, of a patient and a method of utilizing and inserting the medical device. The medical device can include a hollow tube with a main channel and a separate channel, a cap with an inflation port and a hollow flexible stem fluidly connecting the inflation port and the separate channel. A method can include inserting a needle above the pubic symphysis of a mammal, threading a guide wire through the needle, removing the needle and inserting the medical device. The method can optionally include determining measuring the depth between the skin surface of the patient's suprapubic region and urinary bladder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Tycast Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Frank J. Tycast, James F. Tycast
  • Publication number: 20150126976
    Abstract: A device disclosed herein includes a tubular member which is flexible and configured to receive ultraviolet (UV) light from a UV illumination coupler. The tubular member contains a lumen defining a longitudinal interior space within the tubular member, a tubular body bounded by an inner wall defining an outer boundary of the lumen and an outer wall defining an outer surface of the tubular member, at least one optical fiber disposed outside of the interior space not parallel to an axis of the lumen and adapted to receive the UV light from the UV illumination coupler, and a protective component adapted to prevent substantively all of the UV light emitted from the optical fiber from exiting the outer wall. Methods for producing and using such devices are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Cha-Min Tang, Paul E. Bigeleisen, Samuel M. Galvagno, JR., Mark E. Shirtliff
  • Patent number: 9017303
    Abstract: A selective-capacity collection and drainage device having a first collection container, a second collection chamber and a common inlet valve characterized by a capacity selector and a common outlet valve connecting to each collection chamber. The common inlet valve consists of a common inflow tube, which connects via tubing to the catheter where bodily fluids will enter the selective capacity chamber. The inlet valve has a capacity-selector located between the common inflow tube and the multi-chambered container, such that bodily fluids are directed by the capacity-selector into one or all of the collection chambers via the divided inflow tube. Each individual chamber of the multi-chambered container is connected at its base to the common outlet valve. The common outlet valve consists of a divided outflow tube on top, which connects to each collection chamber, and converges at an outflow valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Inventor: J. Daniell Rackley
  • 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: 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: 20150011955
    Abstract: A collector for fecal discharge is provided comprising a self-expanding resilient collection component, a housing sheath and a transit component. The collection component has an open proximal and distal end and a lumen connecting them. The component comprises interconnected resilient arms circumscribing its contour, wherein adjacent arms are resiliently biased away from each other for exerting outwardly radial pressure for expanding and anchoring the component to rectal walls upon deployment. The housing sheath comprises a flexible and resilient material overlaying at least one of inner or outer contour of collection component without interfering with or blocking its ends or lumen. The transit component provides a conduit for fecal discharge to migrate from collection component to a receptacle and comprises a flexible, tubular sheath having a first open end connected to a second end by a lumen, wherein the first end engages with the proximal end of the collection component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Amit K. SHARMA, Nishith CHASMAWALA, Sandeep SINGH
  • Patent number: 8926577
    Abstract: A waste management system includes a waste transport device and a waste collection device. The waste transport device may include a first connector member configured for releasable connection to a second connector member on the waste collection device. The system may also include an insertion device to facilitate insertion of the waste transport device into the rectum of a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Vasu Nishtala, Michele Gandy Davis, Ronald L. Bracken, Robert M. Hine
  • Publication number: 20140378918
    Abstract: A urine drainage and control device and system, and voiding method includes a urine inlet, a urine outlet and a bionic bladder unit. The bionic bladder unit includes a urine storage cavity connected to the urine inlet and outlet via a tube, and a first and second pressure sensing surface deforming with urine pressure in the urine storage cavity. A lower connecting tube has a first and second action area. In one aspect when force is applied on the action areas simultaneously, communication between the urine storage cavity and the urine outlet is ended. Other applications of force allows communication with the urine outlet. The urine drainage device senses the change of the urine pressure via the deformation of the pressure sensing surfaces, determines whether to conduct voiding according to the deformation level of the pressure sensing surfaces thus assisting a patient to void.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: Beijing Winsunny Harmony Science and Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Dongsheng Dong
  • Publication number: 20140358126
    Abstract: A device for sealing a colon, and for removing stool therefrom by irrigation, comprising an expandable intrarectal balloon segment formed from an everted tube with two ends, for insertion into the rectum to anchor the device, and a tapered transanal segment adapted to remain at least partially outside the rectum during use, wherein the balloon segment and the transanal segment have no common compartment, wherein both segments comprise drainage parts with a drainage lumen for irrigation of stool from the patient, wherein one of the two ends of the everted tube is passed through the lumen of the intrarectal balloon segment as an inner layer, the inner layer being in contact with a funnel element, and wherein the transanal segment is adapted to collapse upon resting of the sphincter, and comprises part of the intrarectal balloon segment, or a different balloon element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventor: Fred Göbel
  • Publication number: 20140324001
    Abstract: Provided in one embodiment is a system that includes a collection reservoir coupled to a flexible tube. The system may also include a temperature sensor disposed in the flexible tube and a control system. The control system may further include a processor configured to detect an amount of a fluid flowing in the flexible tube by detecting a temperature change in the flexible tube using the temperature sensor. The system may also include a signaling device. The signaling device may be activated by the processor responsive to the processor not detecting fluid flow in the flexible tube after a predetermined amount of time. In some embodiments, the system includes a full catheter system, and in some embodiments the system includes a coupling that may be added to off-the-shelf catheters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventor: Eric Serrano
  • Publication number: 20140324000
    Abstract: A single stage instrument is used to insert a chest drainage tube into the inter-pleural space to facilitate drainage. The instrument is scissor-like with cylinder-like channels to slidably enclose the distal section of the tube therein when closed. The tip of the instrument is curved to enter the skin incision and the offset pleural incision whereafter the instrument is rotated 180 degrees to align the curved tip with the pleural space. The curved tip facilitates sliding the chest drainage tube through the instrument to effect sufficient insertion length. Once the instrument is in place, the tube is slid along the instrument to ensure that all drainage holes in the chest drainage tube are within the pleural cavity. Thereafter, the instrument is withdrawn leaving the chest drainage tube in place. After withdrawal of the instrument, it is opened laterally for lateral disengagement with the chest drainage tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventor: David A. Hill
  • Publication number: 20140323990
    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: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Vasu Nishtala, Jeffrey F. Kline, Ronald L. Bracken
  • Publication number: 20140296806
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device, method, system and kit for receiving effluent from an individual. In an alternative embodiment, the present invention is directed to a device, method, system and kit for collecting effluent from an individual during a medical or diagnostic procedure including but not limited to, imaging or viewing one or more sections of an individual's gastrointestinal tract. In another alternative embodiment, the effluent is collected in a hollow area in order to prevent the effluent form contaminating a component, device or apparatus used in connection with the medical or diagnostic procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: Bracco Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventors: Robert C. Williams, Harry Bratton, David J. Vining
  • 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: 20140257214
    Abstract: A urine collection apparatus is disclosed to include an expandable bag connected to a urinary catheter, the bag being adapted to receive urine expelled from the person using the apparatus. The apparatus also has a check valve associated with the bag, which opens to admit gas to the interior of the bag to equilibrate the pressure within the bag with the pressure of the surrounding atmosphere whenever a partial vacuum occurs in the bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventor: Lewis N. Zeller
  • Patent number: 8821377
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of laparoscopic surgery, and a kit which could be used in laparoscopic and robotic surgery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Inventor: Justin Collins
  • Patent number: 8808275
    Abstract: A catheter assembly includes a catheter having on at least part of its surface a hydrophilic surface layer; a wetting fluid pouch including first and second layers of flexible material joined by a seal to form a sealed closure accommodating the wetting fluid; a receptacle forming a cavity for accommodation of the catheter and the wetting fluid pouch. The wetting fluid pouch is openable by compression of the wetting fluid pouch, thereby enabling the wetting fluid to be discharged into the receptacle. At least one of the first and second layers of the wetting fluid pouch extends beyond the seal of the sealed closure to form an attachment area outside the sealed closure, the wetting fluid pouch is attached to an inner surface of the receptacle, and the attachment being provided solely between the receptacle and the attachment area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Astra Tech Ab
    Inventor: Evelina Gustavsson
  • Publication number: 20140228816
    Abstract: A catheter tube for a fecal drainage system has a first layer and a second layer. At least one of the first and second layers is an odor barrier layer of material and at least one of the first and second layers is a thermoplastic elastomer material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: Hollister Incorporated
    Inventors: Phil Shelley, Seamus T. Kavanagh, Claudio Giori, Deepak Prakash, Adel Sadik, Rick Hantke, Kimberly R. Hansford
  • 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
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140200482
    Abstract: Here provided are systems and methods for monitoring bladder and/or abdominal pressures, and a bladder function recovery device. In the systems and methods, the bladder pressure can be detected in real time with a bladder pressure detection unit that is communicated with a urinary catheter. In addition, the abdominal pressure can also be obtained in real time according to the corresponding relationship between the bladder pressure and the abdominal pressure. Furthermore, the bladder function recovery device can be used for bladder function recovery for patients in need.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: SUZHOU DAWEI BIOPHARMA, LTD
    Inventor: Yuenian SHI
  • Publication number: 20140194842
    Abstract: The present invention provides an assembly for urinary drainage. The assembly comprises a urinary drainage device for collecting urine from a body opening and a collecting bag for collecting the urine. The collecting bag comprises a compartment between sheets of a foil material and an inlet into the compartment, which inlet is connected to the device such that a urinary flow can be established in a flow path from the device through the inlet and into the compartment. The collecting bag further comprises a flow promoting element arranged between the sheets and having flow promoting properties. The collecting may also comprise suction means for providing suction through a flow path in the collecting bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: COLOPLAST A/S
    Inventors: Lars Olav Schertiger, Helle Haraldsted, Marlene Corydon
  • Publication number: 20140194840
    Abstract: A portable body fluid collection device that includes an apparatus for controlling the collection of body fluids and at least one strap associated with the apparatus for controlling the collection of body fluids. The strap can be worn by a patient to support the weight of the automated body fluid drain control apparatus. The apparatus for controlling the collection of body fluids includes a drainage tube and a fluid collection chamber in fluid communication with the drainage tube. The fluid collection chamber includes a first valve, and the fluid collection chamber is configured such that when a predetermined amount of fluid is collected in the collection chamber before a first predetermined period of time elapses, the collection chamber ceases collecting fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: BeckerSmith Medical, Inc.
    Inventor: Jan M. Eckermann
  • Publication number: 20140194841
    Abstract: The invention relates to a catheter kit comprising a catheter and a urine bag stored in a package wherein flow is prevented between the catheter and urine bag when stored but enabled when the kit is used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2012
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: COLOPLAST A/S
    Inventors: Benny Matthiassen, Bo Kjaer Vigant Lorentsen, Helle Haraldsted, Stephen Glibbery
  • 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: 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: 8728022
    Abstract: A tampon applicator assembly with an insertion end and a rear end containing a tampon made from absorbent material and an applicator comprising an outer tube and an inner tube able to slide in it in a telescopic arrangement, and the outer tube has at its insertion end at least two integrally formed, inwardly directed closure portions, and the tampon protrudes out from the insertion end of the inner tube by means of its insertion end and is completely accommodated inside the outer tube. The internal surface of the outer tube is smooth-walled from the closure portions to at least half the length of the outer tube without any inwardly extending projections. This assembly is extremely simple to manufacture. During use, the tampon is pushed forward by pushing the inner tube forward in the outer tube until it forces the closure portions of the outer tube outwards and protrudes out of the outer tube by an amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Ruggli Projects AG
    Inventor: Luca Tamburin
  • Patent number: 8721595
    Abstract: A suction wand for use during a surgical operation involving cutting of bone which yields bone debris, the wand comprising a suction conduit, a suction tip, and a positive pressure conduit for directing gas toward the suction tip to expel debris.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Stiehl Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: James B. Stiehl, Kurt R. Stiehl
  • Patent number: 8690847
    Abstract: A sanitary protection device intended to be placed in the user's vagina (7). Distinguishing features of the sanitary protection device are that it includes a shell-like basic element (1), that the basic element (1) has in its height direction (H) a shape which narrows both upwards and downwards from an intermediate portion, and that the basic element (1) is provided with apertures (5) along part of its external surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Inventor: Charlotte Norman
  • Publication number: 20140094760
    Abstract: A waste management system includes a waste transport device and a waste collection device. The waste transport device includes a collection member, a retention cuff disposed about an outer surface of the collection member, a first connector, and a proximal end opening biased in a sealed position. The waste collection device includes a second connector and an opening biased in a sealed position. Securing the first connector to the second connector enables transitioning the proximal end opening of the waste transport device and the waste collection device opening to unsealed positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: C. R. BARD, INC.
    Inventors: Vasu Nishtala, Michele G. Davis, Ronald L. Bracken, Robert M. Hine
  • Patent number: 8668683
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a urinary catheter collection system comprising a urinary catheter, a collection bag neck, and a collection bag body. The invention particularly relates to a urinary catheter collection system having a detachable bag body, which allows a user the option to detach the collection bag body from the collection bag neck so that urine may drain from the catheter into a suitable container, such as a toilet, preventing the user from having to empty or dispose of a used urine collection bag body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Medical Technologies of Georgia, Inc.
    Inventor: John H. Golden
  • Patent number: 8663180
    Abstract: An irrigation system comprising: a reservoir with an inlet for pouring liquid into the reservoir, the inlet defining a closing element for closing the inlet; an insertion member defining an insertion end for insertion into a body cavity a human being, the insertion member defining at least one opening; and a liquid tube fluidly connecting the reservoir and having with the insertion member. At least one of reservoir and the insertion member is permanently fastened to the liquid tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventors: Allan Tanghoej, Marlene Corydon Sinvani, Jesper Grøndahl Lund, Lars Olav Schertiger
  • Patent number: 8657801
    Abstract: The invention provides a switching device for an irrigation system. The switching device provides selective communication between a supply port to which a supply of fluid under pressure can be attached and a balloon port to which a fixing balloon of a catheter can be attached, and between the supply port and a port to which a liquid reservoir can be attached. By use of a selection handle, the user can deform conduits in a pre-determined sequence and thus control an irrigation procedure by opening and closing fluid flow in various conduits. The invention further provides an irrigation device incorporating the switching device and a method of controlling a fluid flow e.g. in an irrigation system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventors: Jakob Ilskov Nielsen, Jens Peter Bredholt, Alister David Morton, Klaus Sommer Ipsen, Henrik Jeppesen
  • Publication number: 20140031799
    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: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: COMPACTCATH, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel Wei-Chen Hong, Myung Sun Choi, Katherine Muterspaugh Steele, David Philip Janka, Sean Kshitij Mehra, Naama Stauber
  • Publication number: 20130345653
    Abstract: A catheter for use in a urine collection system has a hollow tube forming a suprapubic section (1), a bladder section (2) and a urethral section (3). There are drainage holes in the bladder section (2) and optionally either or both of an abdominal stop (5) and a non-return cuff (6) on the bladder section (2) which holds the catheter in place. There may also be a valved drainage section (31) extruding from the suprapubic section (1) to a drainage outlet (32), or a urine collection bag (35). The drainage section (31) and/or the suprapubic section (1) may have a pH sensor therein. There may also be a urine collection container (12) connected to the suprapubic section (1) the connection forming a closed valve-free fluid flowpath from the bladder section to the urine collection container and from the urine collection container to the bladder section, whereby the urine collection container provides a low pressure reservoir.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: ALTERNATIVE UROLOGICAL CATHETERS LIMITED
    Inventor: Roger Charles Leslie FENELEY
  • Publication number: 20130338615
    Abstract: A urine collection apparatus is disclosed to include an expandable bag connected to a urinary catheter, the bag being adapted to receive urine expelled from the person using the apparatus. The apparatus also has a check valve associated with the bag, which opens to admit gas to the interior of the bag to equilibrate the pressure within the bag with the pressure of the surrounding atmosphere whenever a partial vacuum occurs in the bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Inventor: Lewis N. Zeller
  • Publication number: 20130324975
    Abstract: A valve having a valve body with a first end, a second end, a longitudinal axis extending between the first end and the second end, and an inclined sliding surface having a longitudinal slot therein. The valve also includes a tubular member with walls defining a passageway extending through the valve body from the first end to the second end; and a slidable member mounted on the valve body and moveable between a first position and a second position. The slidable member is adapted to urge walls of the tubular member towards mutual contact when moved from the first position to the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: ENDO PHARMACEUTICALS INC.
    Inventors: Peter F. Douglas, Emily Y. Ho, Vinu J. Zachariah, Arvind Mathivathanan, Arpita Banerjee, Sanjeeb K. Behera, Kiran P. Devapalan, Michael C. Mochahari, Rajkumar Palanivel, Gopinath Ravindranath, Muthamizhselvan Muthusamy
  • Patent number: 8597266
    Abstract: A waste management system includes a waste transport device and a waste collection device. The waste transport device includes a collection member with a distal end opening having a first cross-sectional area and a proximal end opening having a second cross-sectional area less than the first cross-sectional area, and a retention cuff disposed about an outer surface of the collection member. The waste collection device includes a substantially opaque collection bag with a transparent section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Vasu Nishtala, Michele Gandy Davis, Robert M. Hine, Ronald L. Bracken
  • Patent number: 8579873
    Abstract: Provided is a bladder drainage aid which attaches to the end of Foley Catheter and removes the need for a catheter bag. In a preferred embodiment, the device is a spring-loaded valve with an inflow tube and an outflow tube. The inflow tube connects to the external end of a catheter. The outflow tube can be aimed by the patient. When pressed, the valve opens, allowing the fluid to flow there through. When released, the piston of the valve cuts off fluid flow. The valve cap allows ease of use and the device can be operated with two fingers of one hand. The patient can wear the drainage aid discretely and empty the bladder directly and discretely, such as into a toilet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: University of South Florida
    Inventor: Lennox Hoyte
  • Patent number: 8574206
    Abstract: An intestinal irrigation device that includes a waste collection bag and a rectal catheter. The rectal catheter has a first end for coupling with the waste collection bag and a free end for insertion into the rectum, while the waste collection bag has a first wall circumferentially united with an opposing second wall and an inlet opening for irrigated waste. The inlet opening has a first coupling part for coupling the rectal catheter into fluid communication with the bag, and the bag has a second coupling part inside it for mating the first coupling part. The device provides a time saving alternative to known devices, and no odor emissions and unpleasant smell is recognized during the irrigation procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: MBH-International A/S
    Inventors: Henrik Bork Bjerregaard, Niels Balle, Christian Dorfelt
  • Publication number: 20130261573
    Abstract: A selective-capacity collection and drainage device having a first collection container, a second collection chamber and a common inlet valve characterized by a capacity selector and a common outlet valve connecting to each collection chamber. The common inlet valve consists of a common inflow tube, which connects via tubing to the catheter where bodily fluids will enter the selective capacity chamber. The inlet valve has a capacity-selector located between the common inflow tube and the multi-chambered container, such that bodily fluids are directed by the capacity-selector into one or all of the collection chambers via the divided inflow tube. Each individual chamber of the multi-chambered container is connected at its base to the common outlet valve. The common outlet valve consists of a divided outflow tube on top, which connects to each collection chamber, and converges at an outflow valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventor: J. Daniell Rackley
  • Publication number: 20130245496
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally pertains to a device and system for preventing urinary backflow into the urinary tract of a patient. The device comprises a one-way valve which allows for unobstructed urine flow in the direction of the urine towards the urine collection container and away from the catheter. The device prevents backflow into the catheter in situations where the urine collection container is raised above the level of the bladder. The components on the exit side of the valve are coated with an antimicrobial substance to prevent bacterial contamination of the system. The exit volume also contains a silver coated high surface area element to serve as an antibacterial kill site. The inlet side of the device has a volume and access port for urine sampling, with a one-way valve element providing isolation from contamination from the urine collection system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Inventors: Mark Edward Wells, Patricia Strader
  • Publication number: 20130245585
    Abstract: The disclosure includes embodiments of an improved catheter bag comprising a bag portion, a top tab portion and a bottom tab portion with a one way entry valve extending through said top tab portion to permit fluid to enter the bag portion. A draining valve is provided in the bottom tab portion operable from an open to a closed position. The catheter bag is provided with pairs of parallel vertical slots sized and shaped to retain straps for retaining the bag against the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Inventor: GODFREY T. LETELLIER