Receptacle Engaging Around Permanent Surgically Constructed Body Opening (e.g., Colostomy, Etc.) Patents (Class 604/332)
  • Patent number: 11045346
    Abstract: An ostomy appliance having first and second walls connected to each other at or near their peripheries, the first wall having a stoma-receiving opening, and a waste collecting cavity defined between the first and second walls, wherein the second wall includes viewing portion through which the stoma-receiving opening can be viewed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Salts Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Peter Argent, Neil Wiltshire
  • Patent number: 10906281
    Abstract: The presently disclosed subject matter is directed generally to multilayer films suitable for use in forming pouches, such as (but not limited to) bioprocessing pouches. When used in the formation of solution pouches, the disclosed films help prevent or reduce the number of seal failures, such as during transportation or use. The disclosed films comprise first and second vibration dampening layers and first and second barrier layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Cryovac, LLC
    Inventor: Solomon Bekele
  • Patent number: 10779985
    Abstract: An adapter insert is for the purpose of reinforcing or stiffening a flexible adapter for said guard system to provide greater support and stabilization in the peristomal region in an effort to help reduce herniation, and to help aid adhesion of a faceplate when worn short term without a guard when output is expected to be minimal, for instance, between meals. The conjoined insert and adapter are positioned between a faceplate and a pouch, their inner apertures surrounding the faceplate flanges or heat weld of an ostomy appliance, and worn under form-fitted clothing negating the need for a security strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Inventor: Donna E. Luce
  • Patent number: 10617554
    Abstract: An adapter insert is for the purpose of reinforcing or stiffening a flexible adapter for said guard system to provide greater support and stabilization in the peristomal region in an effort to help reduce herniation, and to help aid adhesion of a faceplate when worn short term without a guard when output is expected to be minimal, for instance, between meals. The conjoined insert and adapter are positioned between a faceplate and a pouch, their inner apertures surrounding the faceplate flanges or heat weld of an ostomy appliance, and worn under form-fitted clothing negating the need for a security strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Inventor: Donna E. Luce
  • Patent number: 10588773
    Abstract: The present invention is a drainable ostomy pouch having a closure system that includes a resealable press and seal material. The material facilitates closing and opening of the ostomy pouch outlet. A space between the comfort panel and the pouch material can accommodate the closure system or at least a portion of the closure system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: CONVATEC TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: Mingliang Lawrence Tsai, Tinh Nguyen-DeMary
  • Patent number: 10537461
    Abstract: Disposable elements for use in ostomy. In one embodiment a cap with an integral bag is provided. In another embodiment a sealable bag is provided with means for sealing. In another embodiment, the ostomy port itself is disposable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: B. Braun Medical SAS
    Inventors: David Hanuka, Meir Or
  • Patent number: 10524953
    Abstract: Ostomy appliance components providing low profile containment of waste from a surgical stoma. Waste collection pouch configuration, positioning, and positioning structure relate to potential advantages in manufacturing and operation of components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: B. Braun Medical SAS
    Inventors: David Hanuka, Meir Or, Refael Sommer, Tamir Shavit
  • Patent number: 10518056
    Abstract: Cannula holders for holding a nasal cannula are described. The cannula holders may also be configured to hold a CPAP mask, BIPAP mask, nebulizer mask, or any other piece of medical equipment. The cannula holders may be used to help prevent a nasal cannula from coming into contact with unclean surfaces when not in use, helping to keep the nasal cannula clean. The cannula holders may help prevent a nasal cannula from falling onto the floor or elsewhere when not in use. The cannula holders provide an alternative to placing or hanging a nasal cannula on equipment, furniture, or elsewhere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Infection Prevention Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Meredith Lloyd, R. Scott Hatfield, Kent Collins
  • Patent number: 10478329
    Abstract: Ostomy appliances with a filter system that is resistant to clogging by waste expelled by the stoma are provided for waste management.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: CONVATEC TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: Gary Oberholtzer, Marc Lesko
  • Patent number: 10307286
    Abstract: Blowout means that the excrement enters an area between its faceplate and the one's skin, externally leaking out. In case of blowout, a clothing and a bedding are wasted and people around the ostomate gets annoyed, causing serious problems in preventing people from an advance into society. This invention is intended to prevent the excrement leaked out from externally spreading out. Adhesion unit (90) is provided so that a receiving hole (83) is arranged on the circumference of the faceplate (12). An auxiliary storage bag (31) is prepared to store the excrement leaking in case of blowout. The first opening (33) through the auxiliary storage bag is coupled to the adhesion unit. The second opening (35) through the auxiliary storage bag is coupled to the faceplate. The auxiliary storage bag envelops the receiving hole. The excrement as a result of blowout leaking from the receiving hole is captured in the auxiliary storage bag to prevent the spreadout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Inventor: Tsutomu Hosono
  • Patent number: 10076438
    Abstract: A human waste collection bag comprising a front wall facing away from the skin and a rear wall facing towards the skin, the walls being made from flexible material, the bag having an inlet opening for receiving human waste, wherein at least the front wall has a gray or grayish color that provides low contrast to the wearer's skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventors: Jakob Bendix, Hans Falleboe, Marcus Hoggarth, Jeanne Marell
  • Patent number: 9993363
    Abstract: An ostomy appliance includes a dual-chamber pouch, which can continuously drain liquids from body waste, while collecting solids in the pouch. The ostomy appliance can also include a flat output tap including a lumen, the size of which can be increased by applying pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: HOLLISTER INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Brock Edward Masters, Paul Charles Fletter, Mark W. Jockel, Jeremy Robert Quint
  • Patent number: 9833352
    Abstract: This document provides methods and materials related to ostomy devices. For example, ostomy bags or pouches that can be used to collect discharge from a temporary or permanent ostomy opening are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
    Inventors: Laurie J. Maidl, William A. Faubion, Eric J. Dozois, Troy J. Ziegler
  • Patent number: 9757270
    Abstract: An ostomy appliance having a releasable receptacle for concealing an ostomy bag where the receptacle is asymmetrical and includes an enlarged cavity portion located below the stoma which provides additional area into which the bag may unroll as waste collects therein. In an alternate embodiment there is no bag and waste collects directly into the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: TENCAR INC.
    Inventor: Georgann M. Carrubba
  • Patent number: 9572707
    Abstract: A body waste collecting device comprising an adhesive composite that fastens a collecting bag to the skin is disclosed. The adhesive composite is highly moisture resistant while still being water absorbing. The adhesive composite comprises at least three layers, a backing layer, a moisture absorbing layer and a thin layer of vapor permeable, low-absorbing adhesive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventors: Anders Bach, Esben Stroebech, Mads Lykke, Astrid Toftkaer, Hasse Buus, Tom Kongebo
  • Patent number: 9301869
    Abstract: A multi-layer, chlorine-free film for use in an ostomy bag or pouch includes a barrier layer formed from a non-chlorine containing amorphous polyamide resin and a maleic anhydride modified olefin or an epoxy modified olefin. The barrier layer is substantially impermeable to malodor causing compounds. Tie layers are a maleic anhydride grafted resin and contact each side of the barrier layer. Inner layers contact respective tie layers. The inner layers are one of an ethylene propylene copolymer based resin, an ethylene-octene based resin and blends-thereof. Outer layers contact respective inner layers. Each outer layer is an ethylene vinyl acetate or ethylene methyl acrylate copolymer or a blend thereof, or a polypropylene-based resin and blend thereof. The film exhibits high tear strength and low noise levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Hollister Incorporated
    Inventors: Moh-Ching Oliver Chang, Kevin M. Harrington
  • Patent number: 9295589
    Abstract: A water disintegratable leak-proof sheet for an absorbent article that has an excellent leak-proof property during wear and excellent water disintegrating property after disposal. The water disintegratable leak-proof sheet of the present disclosure has the following construction. A water disintegratable leak-proof sheet for an absorbent article comprising a water disintegratable base material layer and a water-insoluble and biodegradable resin layer on the water disintegratable base material layer, wherein the tearing strength in the planar direction of the water disintegratable leak-proof sheet is no greater than 0.15 N/40 mm in both a first direction and a second direction perpendicular to the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Unicharm Corporation
    Inventors: Takayoshi Konishi, Koichi Yamaki, Azusa Matsushima
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9033944
    Abstract: An ostomy pouch apparatus including a first and second sheets of flexible sheet material having perimeter edge portions and respective broad surface portions, the first and second sheets joined at the perimeter edge portions to form a pouch having an interior portion between the first and second sheets. The apparatus includes a waste admitting opening on the broad surface portion of the first sheet for admitting and subsequently removing a waste holding bag disposed within the interior portion of the pouch, and a coupling disposed about the waste admitting opening for connecting to a flange secured to a waste releasing opening on a patient. At least one of the broad surface portions of the pouch includes a closable opening for admitting a waste holding bag, and that reduces the risk of spillage of the contents of the waste holding bag as it is removed from the pouch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: COLO-MAJIC ENTERPRISES LTD.
    Inventor: Douglas H. Wolrich
  • Patent number: 9011395
    Abstract: A drainable ostomy pouch includes a closure system, which includes four closure members and a two-part fastening system. The closure system is arranged on a neck portion of the drainable pouch, and configured such that the pouch can be securely sealed after the neck portion is folded up three times and closed using the two-part fastening system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Hollister Incorporated
    Inventors: Timothy A. Friske, Eric J. Beckemeyer
  • Patent number: 9005175
    Abstract: For a person who has a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (“PEG”) tube and an esophagus stoma, a method for using an ostomy pouch is provided, where inlet of the ostomy pouch is connected to the esophagus stoma and an outlet connected to one end of an interconnecting tube. An opposing end of the interconnecting tube is connected to the PEG tube, so that when the person consumes matter by mouth, the matter flows out the stoma, through the ostomy pouch, the interconnecting tube and the PEG tube, and into the stomach.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Karl A. Thomason
  • Patent number: 8979811
    Abstract: A filter assembly for an enclosure, particularly for an ostomy bag, is described having an enclosure side, a first layer which is gas permeable, and an adsorbent layer comprising adsorbent particles dispersed in a fine fiber web. The enclosure side of the filter assembly includes an adhesive zone in which adhesive is present having an outer adhesive perimeter and a weld area surrounding at least a portion of the adhesive zone, where the filter assembly is heat-sealable to the enclosure at the weld area. A method of assembly is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Donaldson Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Lloyd G. Keleny, Veli E. Kalayci, Michael J. Hebert, Yehya A. Elsayed, David W. Mulder, Andrew J. Dallas
  • 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: 8932197
    Abstract: A device and method for creating a connection with the left ventricle of a heart are provided. A seal member capable of moving between a folded position and an open position is attached to the end of a conduit. An introducer capable of moving between a first and second position allows for the expansion of the seal member into an open position. A clamp component is positioned outside of the heart to provide an axial clamping force with the wall of the heart so that a seal is created between the seal member and the wall of the heart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Thoratec Corporation
    Inventors: Igor Gregoric, Branislav Radovancevic, Alex Y. Hsia
  • Publication number: 20150005724
    Abstract: The end of the elongated tubular element of the appliance that is designed to be inserted into a body cavity is formed entirely of soft, compliant material. That end carries an inflatable balloon made of non-expandable material, formed in the fully inflated shape, to prevent overexpansion. The balloon is inflated to a predetermined low pressure level to prevent pressure necrosis in the adjacent tissue. A method and apparatus for introducing the soft end of the appliance into the body cavity are also provided. The introducer apparatus includes rigid core surrounded by a soft, compliant sleeve. The sleeve extends beyond the rigid core to form an invertable section. The soft end of the appliance is situated adjacent the apparatus, the balloon is wrapped around the apparatus, and the sleeve section is inverted over the appliance, compressing the balloon and forming a soft, rounded insertion tip. The unit is then introduced into the body cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventor: Christopher C. Gregory
  • Publication number: 20140371698
    Abstract: An ostomy appliance includes a sound absorbing film comprising a triblock copolymer including polystyrene blocks and vinyl-bond rich rubber mid-block, and a sound absorbing non-woven material comprising the triblock copolymer including polystyrene blocks and vinyl-bond rich rubber mid-block. The ostomy appliance has improved sound absorbing properties to insulate flatulence noise.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Moh-Ching Oliver Chang, Kimberly R. Hansford
  • Patent number: 8905987
    Abstract: A drainable ostomy pouch includes a collection portion and a drain chute portion extending from the collection portion and having a discharge opening for permitting emptying of contents from the pouch. The drain chute is foldable between an open condition in which the drain chute portion is extended from the collection portion, and a closed condition in which the drain chute portion is folded towards the collection portion. At least one flap retains the folded drain chute portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Convatec Technologies Inc.
    Inventor: Kimberly Murray
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8882732
    Abstract: A valve that is sealable to an associated container having an interior fluid storage region is adapted to permit and stop flow of fluid from the fluid storage region. The valve includes a body sealable to the container and a stem mounted to the body having a portion in flow communication with the storage region. The stem is movable relative to the body between an open position to permit flow from the storage region through the valve, and a closed position to stop flow through the valve. The stem has a grasping region spaced from the body that is adapted rotate the stem to move the valve between the open and closed positions. The grasping region has first and second sides. One of the sides has a tactile indicator to provide indication of the position of the valve, the other side is devoid of the tactile indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Hollister Incorporated
    Inventors: Daniel March, John F. Hannan, Terence King, Jakub Goczkowski
  • Patent number: 8871993
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a pressure sensitive adhesive composition for skin application. The adhesive composition comprises 10-50% (w/w) based on the total adhesive composition of a polar part; 10-50% (w/w) based on the total adhesive composition of an apolar part; and 0-60% (w/w) based on the total adhesive composition of hydrocolloid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventors: Hasse Buus, Tom Bjarnum Kongebo, Astrid Carlsen
  • Publication number: 20140309603
    Abstract: A medical device for use in collecting bodily waste material includes a main pouch (1) with an attachment area for attachment to a patient body interface (11). The main pouch (1) has a front side (3, 4) with a re-closable aperture therein, wherein the front side (3, 4) furthermore includes a sealing assembly (2) of a double line-type. The medical device can be an ostomy bag or a wound management bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: OxMed International GmbH
    Inventor: Heleen DE WEERT
  • Publication number: 20140309604
    Abstract: An ostomy closure is disclosed for sealing an ostomy pouch after use and removal from an ostomy mounting plate. The ostomy closure may comprise a flexible storage bag having a bag base and a bag opening and define a bag chamber. The bag base may couple to an exterior surface of the ostomy pouch. The bag opening may retract over the ostomy pouch and define a bag pouch enclosure for encapsulating the ostomy pouch within the bag chamber to prevent leakage of contents within the ostomy pouch from and through flexible storage bag upon being securely sealed at an opened end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventor: Dominic A. Paratore
  • Patent number: 8858525
    Abstract: A noise dampening film is provided, and in particular, a film having at least one quiet layer that comprises a polymer resin and from about 5 to 50 weight percent of a styrene-vinyl polyisoprene-styrene block-co-polyisopyrene block triblock polymer. The quiet layer has a tan delta of at least about 0.27 or greater at a temperature range between about 17° C. and 40° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Cryovac, Inc.
    Inventor: Solomon Bekele
  • Publication number: 20140296807
    Abstract: A human waste collection bag comprising a front wall facing away from the skin and a rear wall facing towards the skin, the walls being made from flexible material, the bag having an inlet opening for receiving human waste, wherein at least the front wall has a gray or grayish color that provides low contrast to the wearer's skin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: COLOPLAST A/S
    Inventors: Jakob Bendix, Hans Falleboe, Marcus Hoggarth, Jeanne Marell
  • Patent number: 8821463
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a drainable ostomy pouch comprising first proximal pouch wall and second distal pouch wall joined together along the outer periphery to form a cavity for accommodating waste material and to form an outlet portion with an outlet for draining the content of the pouch; an inlet provided in the first pouch wall for receiving waste into the pouch; a comfort layer provided at least on the distal side wall; a closure system with first and second fastener strips provided on at least one, preferably both exterior sides of the pouch walls for in cooperation to close the outlet by folding the outlet portion upon itself, wherein the second fastener strip is provided between the comfort layer and the distal side wall such that the outlet portion when folded up may be releasably secured to the comfort layer between the comfort layer and the distal side wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Hollister Incorporated
    Inventor: Christen Grum-Schwensen
  • Patent number: 8821462
    Abstract: An implant for percutaneous implantation through the abdominal wall for encircling and engaging an externalized length of a body duct of a human or animal patient. The implant has an exterior tubular section defined by an circumferential exterior wall at least a part of which is adapted to protrude outwardly from the abdominal wall with a free end for mounting of a detachable device, an interior section defined by an circumferential interior wall adapted to extend through the abdominal wall and inside the patient for internal fixation of the implant, wherein the exterior tubular section and the interior section have a common axis A.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Ostomycure AS
    Inventors: Robert Axelsson, Martin Johansson, Bjørn Edwin, Erik Fosse
  • Publication number: 20140236111
    Abstract: Disclosed are computer-based systems and media for providing an interactive ostomy treatment guide, and methods of using the same, the guide comprising: a software module configured to receive ostomy assessment information, the assessment information comprising one or more of: condition of skin adjacent an ostomy, topographical location of any peristomal lesion, stoma type, pouching surface type, stoma devices present, and stoma complications; a software module configured to apply a treatment algorithm to the ostomy assessment information to generate an output; and a software module configured to display one or more ostomy management options based on the output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: CONVATEC, INC.
    Inventors: Terese CASADO, Victoria SCHAFER, Teresa SLANKARD
  • Patent number: 8808261
    Abstract: A ureteral bypass device and procedure suitable for performing internal urinary diversions within patients, including patients such as humans and veterinary animals (cats and dogs). The device includes a nephrostomy catheter having a proximal end, an oppositely-disposed distal end, and means for securing the distal end within the renal pelvis of a kidney of a patient, a cystostomy catheter having a proximal end, an oppositely-disposed distal end, and means for securing the distal end of the cystostomy catheter within the urinary bladder of the patient, and an adaptor fluidically connected to the proximal ends of the nephrostomy and cystostomy catheters so as to fluidically connect the nephrostomy and cystostomy catheters together through the adaptor. If implanted subcutaneously, the adaptor may include an entry site that has a self-sealing septum that can be accessed with a needle while the device remains implanted and secured under the skin to subcutaneous tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Inventors: Allyson Cortney Berent, Charles Winston Weisse
  • Publication number: 20140221951
    Abstract: An asymmetric multilayer film for an ostomy pouch includes a barrier layer including a first side and a second side. At least one layer is arranged on the first side of the barrier layer, and at least one layer arranged on the second side of the barrier layer, in which the combined thickness of the at least one layer arranged on the first side of the barrier layer is at least two times greater than the combined thickness of the at least one layer arranged on the second side of the barrier layer. The asymmetric multilayer film has a thickness of about 25 ?m to about 50 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: HOLLISTER INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Moh-Ching Oliver Chang, Joel D. Shutt
  • Publication number: 20140221950
    Abstract: An ostomy appliance includes at least one nonwoven layer adhesively attached to at least one of the pouch walls with a sound absorbing adhesive therebetween. The sound absorbing adhesive comprises a vinyl-bond rich triblock copolymer. The ostomy appliance has improved sound absorbing properties to insulate flatus gas noise.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: HOLLISTER INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Moh-Ching Oliver Chang, Joel D. Shutt
  • Patent number: 8790322
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a prosthesis, referred to as stoma coat, for implantation in a body wall for cooperating with a body duct to provide a stoma, as well as to its use in a surgical method for creating a stoma. The present invention further relates to accessories for use with said prosthesis and to a kit comprising said prosthesis and said accessories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: King Saud University
    Inventor: Nedal Matar
  • Publication number: 20140194843
    Abstract: An ostomy appliance includes a dual-chamber pouch, which can continuously drain liquids from body waste, while collecting solids in the pouch. The ostomy appliance can also include a flat output tap including a lumen, the size of which can be increased by applying pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: HOLLISTER INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Brock Edward Masters, Paul Charles Fletter, Mark W. Jockel, Jeremy Robert Quint
  • 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20140148770
    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: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: HOLLISTER INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Brock Edward Masters, Robert Anthony Davis
  • Publication number: 20140114266
    Abstract: Various embodiments of an ostomy implant system are provided. A 3D-structured ostomy implant can adapt to the shape of the interface between the intestine and the abdominal wall. The implant can include a funnel-like device where a funnel neck portion can encapsulate and support the intestine and a larger funnel top can attach to and reinforce the abdominal wall. The implant can be a unitary implant constructed of a plurality of undulating strut members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: AMS RESEARCH CORPORATION
    Inventor: AMS Research Corporation
  • Patent number: 8690848
    Abstract: An ostomy closure is disclosed for sealing an ostomy pouch after use and removal from an ostomy mounting plate. The ostomy mounting plate is secured to an individual. The ostomy closure comprises a cap body defining an interior surface and an exterior surface extending to a peripheral edge. A cap flange is coupled to the peripheral edge of the cap body and extends from the interior surface of the cap body. A cap locking member is integral to the cap flange. A cap lip defining an interior surface and an exterior surface extends from the cap flange for manipulating the cap body and the cap flange. The cap flange couples with a pouch flange of the ostomy pouch for defining a sealing closure for maintaining the stool and the stool odor within the ostomy chamber and a locking closure for preventing inadvertent removal of the cap flange from the pouch flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Ostosolutions, LLC
    Inventor: Johnnie R. Cason
  • Patent number: 8684982
    Abstract: A controlled evacuation ostomy appliance comprises a pouch having a non-entrant stoma seal and a retainer for retaining the lower portion of the pouch in the folded-up condition. The appliance optionally includes a body fitment that may include a region of manually moldable adhesive for forming a custom fit at the stoma.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Convatec Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Tinh Nguyen-DeMary, Mingliang Lawrence Tsai
  • Patent number: 8684983
    Abstract: A convex shell for use in a base plate of an ostomy appliance includes an annular ring defined by an outer edge and an inner edge of defining a through-going hole. The annular ring has at least four transition sections extending transversely across the annular ring, dividing the annular ring into at least a first, second, third and fourth segment. By changing the characteristics of the convex shell in such sections, it is possible to control the bending of the shell. The shell also makes it possible to keep the area around the stoma more stable and resistant towards collapsing, while providing improved flexibility in the peristomal area for better comfort.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventors: Birthe Vestbo Andersen, Michael Hansen
  • Patent number: 8672909
    Abstract: The invention relates to an, for patients with faecal/urinary incontinence, auxiliary device in the form of a, on the skin around the anus, glued collection bag made of suitable and skin-friendly plastic that is foldable 180 degrees in the patient's front or back position. The design eliminates or substantially reduces the direct contact with faeces and thereby reduces the instances of possible contamination. The collection bag is equipped with channels for water rinsing 9, ointment application 10 and deodorising filters F. The collection bag can be used continuously for several days. The collection bag can easily be removed from the patient by means of the top 6 being made of light-sensitive adhesives. When the collection bag is removed, the bag can easily be sealed with the lid 8 and transported by means of the carrying handle 7.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Inventor: Talabushi Akanganyira Mukuta