Having Deodorant Means (e.g., Filter) Patents (Class 604/333)
  • Patent number: 10874540
    Abstract: An ostomy pouching device is configured to allow two-way flow of gas between the device and a stoma bag (100). A check valve (104) is configured to allow ambient air into a channel of the device, and thereby into the stoma bag, when a pressure of the gas in the channel is less than a pressure of the ambient air; another check valve (105) is configured to allow gas to flow into a deodorizing reactor (110) when a pressure of the gas in the channel is greater than a pressure of the ambient air. The deodorizing reactor includes a plasma reactor configured to generate plasma in the channel for deodorizing the gas in the channel before being expelled from the device into the ambient air. The plasma reactor is preferably a dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) reactor. It may also include a secondary active carbon filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
    Inventors: Job Beckers, Gerrit M. W. Kroesen
  • Patent number: 10856791
    Abstract: Bodily fluid sample collection systems, devices, and method are provided. The device may comprise a first portion comprising at least a sample collection channel configured to draw the fluid sample into the sample collection channel via a first type of motive force. The sample collection device may include a second portion comprising a sample container for receiving the bodily fluid sample collected in the sample collection channel, the sample container operably engagable to be in fluid communication with the collection channel, whereupon when fluid communication is established, the container provides a second motive force different from the first motive force to move a majority of the bodily fluid sample from the channel into the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Labrador Diagnostics LLC
    Inventors: Patricia McHale, Michael Chen, Pey-Jiun Ko, Tammy Burd, Adrit Lath, Elizabeth A. Holmes, Joy Roy
  • Patent number: 10653551
    Abstract: A gas management system for use with an ostomy pouch includes an insert port defining an insert-receiving passage in communication with an inner chamber of an ostomy pouch and an exterior of the ostomy pouch. The insert port may be integrated into one or more walls of the ostomy pouch. An insert is selectively received in the insert-receiving passage of the insert port, the insert including at least one vent therein. An odor adsorbent element is disposed in the insert. The insert-receiving passage and the vent of the insert defining a pathway for gases passing from the inner chamber of the ostomy pouch and through the adsorbent material to pass out of the gas management apparatus. A guard may be supplied to carry a used insert upon removal from the insert port, as well as a replacement insert. The guard may have a wall to seal the used insert and the replacement insert. In certain embodiments, an applicator may be used to facilitate insertion of replacement inserts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: ENTREMOUS, LLC
    Inventors: Joan C. Apolinario, Rachel J. Blumberg, Whitney R. Halgrimson
  • Patent number: 10646370
    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: February 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    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: 10285847
    Abstract: An ostomy appliance including an ostomy pouch with a filter and a center pleated panel to protect the filter, facilitate deodorization and deter ballooning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: CONVATEC TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: Marc Lesko, Mingliang Lawrence Tsai, Gary Oberholtzer
  • Patent number: 9999536
    Abstract: An ostomy barrier seal comprising an open-ended conical base 1; and a flange portion 2 extending radially from the base; wherein the conical base 1 has a top opening 3 and a bottom opening 5 for receiving a stoma of a user and the top opening diameter 9 is smaller than the bottom opening diameter 11; such that the stoma of the user fits through the bottom opening and the top opening expands to snuggly fit around and seal along the stoma wall; a related ostomy appliance incorporating the barrier seal; and a related method using the barrier seal to reduce the incidence of waste leakage in an ostomy patients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Benson Turtleneck Barrier LLC
    Inventor: Gilbert L. Abrams
  • Patent number: 9964505
    Abstract: A system and method for characterizing non-solid substances, the system comprising a housing body having a cavity therein the cavity is configured to contain said substances; a transmit/receive unit configured to generate and transmit Radio Frequency (RF) signals; at least one electromagnetic sensor attached to said housing body and said transmit/receive unit, wherein said sensor is configured to provide RF responses data of said substances; a Radio Frequency Signals Measurement Unit (RFSMU) configured to receive said RF responses and measure said RF responses; and a processor connected to said sensor said processor is configured to process said responses to identify the characteristics of said substances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: VAYYAR IMAGING LTD.
    Inventor: Raviv Melamed
  • Patent number: 9962516
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide methods and devices for improved drainage systems and tubing. In one embodiment, a context-sensitive flow interrupter is provided that inhibits or facilitates flow of fluid when engaged with a mating holder. In another embodiment, outflow is optimized through control of the pressure in gas pockets in a tube, drainage tube or assembly. In one such embodiment, gas pockets are vented to inhibit excessive back-pressure or suction on an organ, vessel or cavity being drained. In another such embodiment, loops in the tubes are avoided by using a mechanical template in the form of a groove or peg assembly to thread the slack in the drainage tube to generate a monotonic gradient. In another embodiment, such as for active drainage systems, a bypass channel is provided that allows an applied vacuum to go around an obstruction created by the collection of fluid in an undrained dependent loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: University of Florida Research Foundation, Incorporated
    Inventors: Samsun Lampotang, Nikolaus Gravenstein, Wilhelm K. Schwab, David E. Lizdas, Francesca K. Enneking
  • Patent number: 9629743
    Abstract: The present invention concerns adhesive wafer for an ostomy appliance, said adhesive wafer being adapted for directly or indirectly securing an ostomy pouch to a person's skin, wherein the wafer comprises a starter hole surrounded by a plurality of cutting guidelines for enabling the person to cut the hole into a desired aperture size, wherein the cutting guidelines substantially converge with the starter hole at an upper region of the hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Hollister Incorporated
    Inventor: Christen Grum-Schwensen
  • Patent number: 9522079
    Abstract: An ostomy bag with a filter construction is provided. The filter construction includes a deodorising element and an extension element. The extension element may function to provide buoyancy means so that a gas-inlet portion at the extension element is kept on top of the output or pushed away by the output. The extension element may also be attached to the ostomy bag at a distance from the deodorising element so as to provide a controlled flow path for the gas-flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventors: Preben Luther, Lars Olav Schertiger, Jan Torstensen
  • Patent number: 9078939
    Abstract: A disinfectant system including a pouch enclosing a first reagent, the first reagent releasing a disinfecting vapor when exposed to moisture. A moisture transfer element is included engageable with the pouch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Star-Brite Distributing, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregor Dornau, Peter Dornau
  • Publication number: 20150133880
    Abstract: A fecal drainage system includes a collection bag and a catheter tube connectable to the collection bag. The catheter tube is a multi-layer odor barrier structure. The layers of the catheter tube include one or more thermoplastic elastomer layers and one or more odor barrier layers. For example, the catheter tube may comprise an inner thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) layer, an intermediate odor barrier film layer, and an outer TPE layer. Alternately, the multi-layer catheter tube includes an inner TPE layer sandwiched between outer layers of odor barrier film material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2015
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Todd J. Holzbauer, Adel Sadik, Moh-Ching Oliver Chang, George J. Cisko, JR.
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150065970
    Abstract: A washable ostomy pouch which enables accumulating discharged waste and also facilitates easy and efficient draining and washing it without detaching the pouch from the user. The washable pouch is attached to an abdominal inlet coupling and has a draining outlet and a washing inlet with seals which can block flows when closed. The washing inlet can also be used to expel gasses and to have an air filter installed. The washing inlet's funnel shape facilitates pouring water into the pouch, whereby liquefying the discharged waste and enabling easier draining. The abdominal inlet coupling is constructed on an abdominal adhesive faceplate which has on its proximal side an adhesive layer of skin barrier surrounding a central inlet opening for the user's stoma discharge. The adhesive layer of skin barrier enables adhering the washable pouch to the user's abdominal skin surrounding the user's stoma.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: JEZEKIEL BEN-ARIE
  • Publication number: 20150018788
    Abstract: Various polymeric barrier compositions are described which when formed into films, are useful in reducing transmission of odors. The films can be incorporated into a wide range of products such as multilayer barrier films used in medical applications and particularly in ostomy appliances. In certain versions, the films include blends of amorphous cyclic olefin copolymers and semi-crystalline cyclic olefin copolymers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Hoang T. Pham, Farid F. Ghiam, Thomas Laney
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140364823
    Abstract: A controlled discharge ostomy appliance assembly comprises (i) a stoma seal that is self-urging with a dynamic damping characteristic that resists changes of seal volume, (ii) a press-fit coupling member displaceable from an unlocked position to a locked position as part of a press-fit process, and (iii) a single-use frangible portion. The assembly further includes a protector shield removably fastened to the appliance forming a combined assembly therewith. The protector shield comprises (i) a seal displacer manipulable for displacing the stoma seal to a non-operative position ready for fitting, (ii) a substantially rigid coupling member guard portion for protecting the state of the coupling member, and (iii) a bracing portion for bracing the single-use frangible portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Tinh Nguyen-Demary, John Cline, John Blum, Gary Stacey, Philip Davies, Trevor Beckett
  • Publication number: 20140330229
    Abstract: An ostomy bag insert (104) comprising a polyacrylate superabsorbent (300) and a powdered zeolite (301). The ostomy bag insert is configured to absorb fluids excreted by the body and to control odours resultant from the excreted matter within the ostomy bag (100). The present zeolite exhibits enhanced odour control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: CONVATEC LTD.
    Inventor: Stewart Lee
  • Patent number: 8858519
    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: November 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Stimatix GI Ltd.
    Inventors: David Hanuka, Meir Or
  • Patent number: 8845606
    Abstract: A controlled discharge ostomy appliance assembly comprises (i) a stoma seal that is self-urging with a dynamic damping characteristic that resists changes of seal volume, (ii) a press-fit coupling member displaceable from an unlocked position to a locked position as part of a press-fit process, and (iii) a single-use frangible portion. The assembly further includes a protector shield removably fastened to the appliance forming a combined assembly therewith. The protector shield comprises (i) a seal displacer manipulable for displacing the stoma seal to a non-operative position ready for fitting, (ii) a substantially rigid coupling member guard portion for protecting the state of the coupling member, and (iii) a bracing portion for bracing the single-use frangible portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Convatec Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Tinh Nguyen-Demary, John Cline, John Blum, Gary Stacey, Philip Davies, Trevor Beckett
  • Patent number: 8845607
    Abstract: A stomal insert for conducting waste content from an intestinal portion in an abdominal cavity through a stoma in an abdominal wall comprising; a cover for covering the stoma; a fixation element for anchoring the stomal insert to a visceral side of the abdominal wall; and a pliable, axially elastic tube interconnecting said cover and said fixation element and sized to apply a tensile force to said cover and to said fixation element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Stimatix GI Ltd.
    Inventors: David Hanuka, Meir Or
  • Publication number: 20140288517
    Abstract: A fecal catheter or ostomy pouch made of an odor barrier material including a thermoplastic elastomer, odor barrier modifier and an antiblocking agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: CONVATEC TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: Mingliang Lawrence Tsai, Tinh Nguyen-Demary
  • Publication number: 20140257215
    Abstract: A device and container, including the device, are configured for deodorizing an effluent, e.g., bodily waste. The device can include a carrier configured to retain a deodorizer fluid and disperse the deodorizer fluid into the effluent; and a mesh film configured to at least partially envelope the carrier. The carrier can include an absorbent material configured to at least one of absorb, retain, and disperse the deodorizer fluid. The device may be removably or fixedly disposed with respect to a container configured to collect the effluent. The device may be preloaded with the deodorizer fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: EMORY UNIVERSITY
    Inventor: Cynthia Timms
  • Patent number: 8821464
    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: November 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Stimatix GI Ltd.
    Inventors: David Hanuka, Meir Or
  • Patent number: 8821465
    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: November 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Stimatix GI Ltd.
    Inventors: David Hanuka, Meir Or
  • Publication number: 20140207094
    Abstract: An ostomy appliance includes a multilayer composite film comprising at least one foam layer. An outer foam layer can function as a skin contact layer providing comfort and softness characteristics that are comparable to a nonwoven comfort layer. Preferably, at least one foam layer includes a vinyl-bond rich triblock copolymer and provides sound absorbing properties. The multilayer composite film can also include at least one layer comprising a filler to further enhance sound absorbing properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: HOLLISTER INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Moh-Ching Oliver Chang
  • 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: 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: 8758316
    Abstract: An ostomy system for receiving bodily waste comprises a drainage bag (200) and a filter (100) comprising an open-cell foam (102) for preventing liquid and solid particles from passing from the drainage bag to its surroundings. The foam defines a passageway for releasing flatus gasses from the drainage bag to its surroundings, and at least a portion of the foam is arranged at a folding line defined by the drainage bag during use thereof. The foam may be a open-cell foam (102) embedded in a closed-cell foam (128) in a filter flange 146. A gas permeable hydrophobic membrane (127) may be provided at an outlet of the open-cell foam (102). The surroundings of the drainage bag (200) may be constituted by the interior of an outer bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventors: Peter Mullejans, Michael Hansen
  • Patent number: 8734411
    Abstract: A multi-layer odor barrier catheter tube for a fecal drainage catheter. The external surface has a low coefficient of friction, as does the internal surface. The layers of the catheter tube may be co-extruded, or formed as a heat-laminated film rolled into a cylindrical shape and heat-welded. A flexible scrim may be included intermediate the first and third layers. One or more tie layers may be included between at least one of the first and second layers, or the second and third layers. A combination of a multi-layer odor barrier catheter tube with an odor barrier collection bag is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Hollister Incorporated
    Inventors: Phil Shelley, Seamus T. Kavanagh, Claudio Giori, Deepak Prakash, Adel Sadik, Rick Hantke, Kimberly R. Hansford
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140046283
    Abstract: An ostomy bag including in an accessible wall 1 a closable exit aperture 5 and means 4 for selectively releasing accumulated gas through the aperture 5.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: WELLAND MEDICAL LIMITED
    Inventor: Paul Bird
  • Publication number: 20130310782
    Abstract: A multilayer film for ostomy and bowel management applications includes a barrier layer comprising at least about 90% wt. nylon 6/69. The multilayer film provides excellent mechanical and odor barrier properties, and softness and quietness desired in ostomy and bowel management applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: HOLLISTER INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Moh-Ching Oliver Chang, George J. Cisko
  • Patent number: 8518003
    Abstract: A personal disposable sanitary toilet system including a primary containment bag and a secondary containment bag formed of sheet-like liquid impermeable material. The primary containment bag is funnel-shaped with a pair of straps formed in the upper periphery for use in securing the bag around one's waist. The top of the primary containment bag has an extended front portion which is adapted to be passed between the legs and cover the genitals for sanitary, splatter-less relief. The lower end provides a waste containment area that may include a hydrophilic compound for absorbing liquid waste and/or effervescent agents and waste control ingredients. The primary bag may be closed and stuffed into the secondary containment bag which is attached to and surrounds the lower end portion of the primary bag. The top edge of the secondary containment bag has a seal that is closed after the primary bag has been stuffed inside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Inventor: Gregory J. Ledo
  • Publication number: 20130218111
    Abstract: An ostomy bag (1) with a filter construction with an intermediate filter element (4) is provided. The intermediate filter element comprises a first wall (5) and a second wall (6) that, when the filter construction is positioned in the ostomy bag, is substantially parallel to the front and rear wall of the ostomy bag. The walls of the intermediate filter element include the gas-inlets for the filter construction. The intermediate filter element may be provided so that it constitutes an insert interposed between the rear wall and the front wall of the ostomy bag. The intermediate filter element may also be provided so that it constitutes a tube element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: COLOPLAST A/S
    Inventor: Lars Olav Schertiger
  • Publication number: 20130116642
    Abstract: Controlled or automatic release of gas from ostomy ports. In some embodiments a gap is selectively formed between a cap and a body of an ostomy port. In some embodiments, a dedicated gas exhaust lumen is provided as part of the port. Optionally, the gas release uses a filter to reduce odor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: Stimatix GI Ltd.
    Inventor: Stimatix GI Ltd.
  • Publication number: 20130096521
    Abstract: The presently disclosed subject matter is directed to a polymeric film that comprises at least one odor absorbent layer. Specifically, the odor absorbent layer can comprise polyvinylidene chloride polymer and magnesium oxide, magnesium salt, magnesium hydroxide, zeolite, or combinations thereof. The use of the disclosed film in ostomy pouches and other medical products is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2012
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: Cryovac, Inc
    Inventor: Solomon Bekele
  • Publication number: 20130085463
    Abstract: An ostomy appliance including an ostomy pouch with a filter and a center pleated panel to protect the filter, facilitate deodorization and deter ballooning.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicant: ConvaTec Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Marc Lesko, Mingliang Lawrence Tsai, Gary Oberholtzer
  • Publication number: 20130072886
    Abstract: An ostomy appliance comprising a pouch and a filter construction is provided. The filter construction has a first and second foil layer to provide an enclosure for the elements in the filter construction. The filter construction is attached inside the pouch so that the filter construction is free-hanging inside the pouch. The two foil layers may be generally parallel with the walls of the ostomy bag. The foil layers are provided with numerous holes functioning as gas-inlets for the filter construction. The filter construction includes a pre-filter element and a deodorising filter. A method for collecting discharge as well as an ostomy appliance is provided. A method for reducing the number of balloonings and an ostomy appliance for reducing the number of balloonings is also provided. A method of increasing the time to ballooning as well as an ostomy appliance for increasing the time to ballooning is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2011
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Applicant: COLOPLAST A/S
    Inventors: Lars Olav Schertiger, Jan Torstensen, Preben Luther
  • Publication number: 20130072885
    Abstract: An ostomy bag with a filter construction is provided. The filter construction includes a deodorising element and an extension element. The extension element may function to provide buoyancy means so that a gas-inlet portion at the extension element is kept on top of the output or pushed away by the output. The extension element may also be attached to the ostomy bag at a distance from the deodorising element so as to provide a controlled flow path for the gas-flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2011
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Applicant: COLOPLAST A/S
    Inventors: Preben Luther, Lars Olav Schertiger, Jan Torstensen
  • Publication number: 20130060213
    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: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicant: Stimatix GI Ltd.
    Inventor: Stimatix GI Ltd.
  • Publication number: 20130060212
    Abstract: A stomal insert for conducting waste content from an intestinal portion in an abdominal cavity through a stoma in an abdominal wall comprising; a cover for covering the stoma; a fixation element for anchoring the stomal insert to a visceral side of the abdominal wall; and a pliable, axially elastic tube interconnecting said cover and said fixation element and sized to apply a tensile force to said cover and to said fixation element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicant: Stimatix GI Ltd.
    Inventor: Stimatix GI Ltd.
  • Patent number: 8377020
    Abstract: The present invention is an ostomy-bag cover that provides a waterproof covering for an ostomy bag. This permits a patient wearing an ostomy bag to shower or bathe without getting his or her ostomy bag wet. In some embodiments, the ostomy-bag cover is constructed such that the patient can engage in water related activities, including swimming, while wearing the ostomy-bag cover over the ostomy bag and prevent the ostomy bag from getting wet. In some embodiments, the ostomy-bag cover includes a resealable opening configured to allow the patient to empty the ostomy bag without the need to remove the ostomy-bag cover. In other embodiments, the ostomy-bag cover includes a waterproof exhaust vent to allow air to be removed from the ostomy-bag cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Inventor: Marilyn Berven
  • Publication number: 20130035653
    Abstract: The presently disclosed subject matter is directed to an ostomy pouch comprising at least one absorbent material housed within the interior of the pouch. Specifically, the absorbent materials are contained within a sachet that includes at least one of the following: a frangible seal, a porous film, or a fluid-permeable film. In use, as fluid enters the interior of the ostomy pouch and contacts the sachet, the porous film and/or the frangible seal weakens to allow fluid to enter the sachet and contact the absorbent material housed within. Alternatively or in addition, in embodiments wherein the sachet includes a fluid-permeable film, fluid directly enters the interior of the sachet. As a result, the absorbent material expands and ruptures the frangible seal and/or the sachet, thereby releasing the absorbent material into the interior of the pouch for full absorption of the fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Applicant: CRYOVAC, INC.
    Inventors: Charles Kannankeril, Rick Merical
  • Patent number: 8316985
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods and devices for the abatement of noise emanating from surgically created abdominal stomas. In one embodiment, the present invention provides a sound abatement device for an abdominal stoma. The device includes a noise suppressor formed of sound dampening material, which defines an opening and cavity suitable in size and shape for receiving and enveloping a stoma formed through a body wall of an individual. The device further includes a support arm extending from the noise suppressor, which includes a first end connected to the noise suppressor and a second end disposed opposite thereof. The device further includes a base member disposed proximate the second end of the support arm, which includes an attachment for connection to an individual. The device also includes an attachment feature for releasable attachment of the second end of the support arm to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Inventors: Mark Bain, Andrea Bain
  • Patent number: 8298201
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an in situ cleanable filter for an ostomy appliance comprising a pathway for leading gases to a vent in an ostomy bag and a protective element contained in said pathway to prevent solid or semi-liquid waste from blocking the pathway where a channel or compartment formed by liquid impermeable layer(s) is defining at least part of the pathway and at least a part of said compartment or channel contain a protective element of an open celled compressible material having a memory and having a pore size of at least 60 PPI, said protective element extending in the same direction as the gas flow within the channel or compartment, said channel or compartment having an opening providing access to the pathway from the interior of the bag, said pathway having another opening being connected to a vent in the ostomy bag, optionally via a deodorizing filter. The invention relates to an ostomy appliance comprising a filter as above and a method for emptying and cleaning the filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventor: Lasse Skoett Albrectsen
  • Patent number: 8273065
    Abstract: An improved ostomy bag comprises an outwardly facing irrigation line attachment adapter. A removable vent housing may be attached to the attachment adapter, where the vent housing is attached during normal operation of the ostomy bag, where the vent housing may comprise a charcoal filter and a scent absorbing medium for reducing odors which may vent from the ostomy bag. The vent housing is attached with quick-connect connectors, and is easily removed so that a conduit may be attached to the attachment adapter, where the conduit is attached to a source of flushing liquid, such as a squeezable reservoir or faucet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Inventors: Zora Singh Gill, Nichater Singh Gill
  • Publication number: 20120179124
    Abstract: A controlled discharge ostomy appliance assembly comprises (i) a stoma seal that is self-urging with a dynamic damping characteristic that resists changes of seal volume, (ii) a press-fit coupling member displaceable from an unlocked position to a locked position as part of a press-fit process, and (iii) a single-use frangible portion. The assembly further includes a protector shield removably fastened to the appliance forming a combined assembly therewith. The protector shield comprises (i) a seal displacer manipulable for displacing the stoma seal to a non-operative position ready for fitting, (ii) a substantially rigid coupling member guard portion for protecting the state of the coupling member, and (iii) a bracing portion for bracing the single-use frangible portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2010
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Applicant: ConvaTec Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Tinh Nguyen-Demary, John Cline, John Blum, Gary Stacey, Philip Davies, Trevor Beckett
  • Publication number: 20120172823
    Abstract: An ostomy bag (1) for receiving bodily waste comprising; an outer protective pouch (3) comprising a laminated material with an outer layer of water-impermeable material (15) and an inner layer of water-soluble material (13); an inner waste-collecting pouch (5) enclosed within the outer protective pouch (3) comprising a laminated material with an outer layer of water-soluble material (9) and an inner layer of water-impermeable material (7), and means (23) defining an orifice (19) to enable bodily waste to enter the inner pouch (5); wherein the outer protective pouch (3) is removeably sealed and both the outer protective pouch (3) and inner waste-collecting pouch (5) are of a structure which is weakened upon immersion in a toilet bowl to both become less buoyant such that the bag (1) can be flushed away.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2010
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Inventor: Rory Smith
  • Patent number: 8100875
    Abstract: A single-use ostomy appliance is described including an ostomy coupling for releasable coupling first and second portions at a stomal orifice. The two portions may be separable body-side and non-body-side parts, or the two portions may be portions of a unitary ostomy device such as a controlled evacuation device. The coupling includes a mechanical fastener configured such that the coupling is rendered substantially not resecurable after the fastener is released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: ConvaTec Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: John Cline, John L. Blum, Gary Stacey, Phillip Davies, Trevor Beckett