Means For Covering Stoma Or Body Opening Patents (Class 604/337)
  • Patent number: 10779986
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for cleaning a stoma in a human or animal body. The object of the invention is to provide a device as described in the introduction which completely abuts the skin's surface, irrespective of the location of the stoma on the body and irrespective of the person's or animal's build. In order to achieve that object, the device is according to the invention characterised in that the circular contact edge of the container is provided with a circular flexible collar comprising at least a first circumferential edge and a second circumferential edge, which first circumferential edge and second circumferential edge enclose an air chamber when placed on the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: STOMYDO B.V.
    Inventor: Peter Jacobus Marie Cox
  • Patent number: 9907689
    Abstract: A stoma guard for ostomy patients that is applied directly to the ostomy pouch. The guard prevents blunt force trauma, helps the user conceal protruded stoma and protects against daily impacts that can harm stoma region. The stoma guard has no sharp corners to prevent leakage and to increase maneuverability. The stoma guard is comprised of a rigid semi circular dome shaped guard and a crescent shaped applicator that secures the guard directly to the ostomy pouch. The guard has a convex shape facing outward that protects the stoma area once secured to the ostomy pouch. The stoma guard is sized to conform around the upper part of the ostomy pouch where the stoma is located. The stoma guard includes an opening at the base permitting flow of waste material. The stoma guard does not need to be removed when emptying waste from the ostomy pouch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Inventors: Michael Thomas Persichina, Joseph M. Baker
  • Patent number: 9636249
    Abstract: A stoma seal is described for a controlled evacuation ostomy appliance. The stoma seal may have a liquid-responsive property, such as hydrophobic, hydrophilic or absorptive. The stoma seal may have a non-smooth surface, e.g., at a microstructure scale. The non-smooth surface may consist of tortuous channels, protruding seals, or a confronting apertured or porous layer. The liquid-responsive property and/or the non-smooth surface may facilitate separation of flatus from faecal matter and/or facilitate venting of flatus while obstructing stool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: CONVATEC TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: Geraint Davies, John Cline, Christopher C. Gregory, Alan Cucknell, Julian Scarfe, Pete Cauwood
  • Patent number: 9039668
    Abstract: Provided is a body attachment wafer for attaching an ostomy device to a wearer. The body attachment wafer includes a plastic film having an opening therein, a layer of adhesive coated onto one side of the plastic film, and a stiffening layer releasably attached to the plastic film on the side thereof opposite to the side coated with adhesive. The layer of adhesive comprises a region surrounding the opening in the plastic film in which the thickness of the layer of adhesive is decreasing in a direction towards the circumference of the plastic film, the layer of adhesive having its largest thickness adjacent to the opening in the plastic film. The adhesive consists of a silicone gel adhesive having a softness exceeding 8 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: MÖLNLYCKE HEALTH CARE AB
    Inventors: Anna Svensby, Päranders Wärja, Sofia Lundgren
  • Publication number: 20150141944
    Abstract: An ostomy appliance comprising an adaptor having a distal end adapted to be coupled to an ostomy wafer and a proximal end adapted to be coupled to a cap, said distal end having an opening in fluid communication with an opening in said proximal end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: David Hanuka, Meir Or, Hadas Ziso
  • Patent number: 8998862
    Abstract: An artificial Ostomy containment device comprising an implantable intra-abdominal sleeve adapted to interfere with movement of a closure assembly positioned within the sleeve; and a closure assembly comprising a hollow stomal insert sized and shaped to conduct waste content from an intestinal portion in an abdominal cavity through said insert and out of a stoma, and a fixation element coupled to said stomal insert sized and positioned to interfere with said intra-abdominal sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: B. Braun Medical SAS
    Inventors: David Hanuka, Meir Or
  • Publication number: 20150094675
    Abstract: A stoma stopper securement dressing having a base member formed of a thin, flexible, skin-conforming sheet material having an adhesive coating on its underside for securing the base member to a skin surface, an opening in the base member to allow for passage of a stopper shaft therethrough, and a thin, flexible, releasable strap member attached to the base member, one end of the strap member being fixed to the based member and the other end of the strap member being a free end, such that the strap member can be opened to expose the opening for insertion or removal of a stoma stopper and can be closed to retain the stoma stopper therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Kurt Kyvik, Scott Ryan, Arthur Parkhurst
  • Publication number: 20150088081
    Abstract: A stoma shield for ostomy patients for covering a stoma while permitting increased maneuverability of the patient without cutting off flow within a medical device such as a colostomy bag. The stoma shield for ostomy patients includes a curved upper end and a pair of curved downward extensions extending from its lower end so as to define a curved notch. Any medical device extending from a stoma will pass under the notch so as to allow fluid flow regardless of positioning of the patient. A pair of elongated receiver slots allow connection of a strap to secure the stoma shield to a patient's body and allows the shield to be rotated for a comfortable position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: Brian Hakel
  • 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: 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: 20150057626
    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: September 29, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: David HANUKA, Meir Or
  • 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: 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
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8734412
    Abstract: A stoma protection apparatus is disclosed, comprising a stoma collection bag having an elastomeric protector secured on its exterior surface directly opposite the opening in the interior surface of the bag for connection to the stoma. The structure and placement of the protector in relation to the opening prevent accidental closure of the bag opening to the stoma or compression of the bag when a user connects a belt to his or her waist area, so as to provide an adequate drainage area within the bag. Additionally, elastomeric protectors can be user affixed to a variety of available stoma bags for assured stoma pressure relief protection in an acceptably comfortable manner for the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Inventor: Franco Pacelli
  • 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20130304008
    Abstract: Ostomy appliance components for cleaning and related maintenance of a surgical stoma. Components take the form of attachments, inserted elements, and/or separate parts in contact with ostomy ports, wafers, and/or other connecting components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: Stimatix GI Ltd.
    Inventors: David HANUKA, Meir OR, Hadas ZISO
  • Patent number: 8574207
    Abstract: The invention relates to a two-piece ostomy device comprising a base plate for adhering to the skin surrounding a stoma and a releasable collecting bag for collecting output from said stoma. The base plate is releasably connectable to the collecting bag via a first annular flange arranged on the base plate and a second annular flange arranged on the collecting bag. An adhesive is at least partly disposed on at least one of the flanges. The ostomy device further comprises a first through-going hole extending through the first annular flange along a first axis and a second through-going hole extending through the second annular flange along a second axis, wherein the ostomy device further comprises a guiding aid for arranging the first annular flange and the second annular flange in a guiding configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventors: Rasmus Lundholt, Anders Rørdam Michelsen, Philip Olsen, Lars Olav Schertiger
  • Publication number: 20130261574
    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: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventor: Gilbert L. Abrams
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8512303
    Abstract: An ostomy body side member with a sealing member is provided. The sealing member has a fixed base member defining an opening having a first diameter and a resilient sealing element comprising a stoma receiving orifice defining an inner boundary. The inner boundary of the stoma receiving orifice has a second diameter that is smaller than the first diameter of the frame. The sealing member is also provided with at least one adjustment member coupled between the fixed base member and the resilient sealing element. Furthermore, an alignment member for adjusting the tension of the at least one adjustment member is provided thereby allowing the diametrical dimension of the stoma sealing orifice to be adjusted from a first diameter to a second diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventors: Alastair Willoughby, Mark Rogers, Gary Stacey, Wai Chan
  • Patent number: 8506542
    Abstract: The invention relates to a two-piece ostomy device comprising a base plate for adhering to the skin surrounding a stoma and a releasable collecting bag for collecting output from said stoma. The base plate is releasably connectable to the collecting bag via a first annular flange arranged on the base plate and a second annular flange arranged on the collecting bag. An adhesive is at least partly disposed on at least one of the flanges. The ostomy device further comprises a first through-going hole extending through the first annular flange along a first axis and a second through-going hole extending through the second annular flange along a second axis, wherein the ostomy device further comprises a guiding aid for arranging the first annular flange and the second annular flange in a guiding configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventors: Rasmus Lundholt, Anders Rørdam Michelsen, Philip Olsen, Lars Olav Schertiger
  • Patent number: 8507081
    Abstract: An absorbing element having an adhesive surface showing adhesive properties for adhering to a substrate wherein at least a part of the surface has been treated, resulting in alteration of the surface properties of the heat treated part of the surface. By heat treatment, it is possible to provide an adhesive surface having parts showing different colors, water absorption properties, and/or adhesive properties. These parts include grottos in a first facade of the absorbing element that are at least 5 ?m in diameter, with an average size of the grottos being less than 300 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventors: Esben Strobech, Frank Berg Rasmussen, Dorrit Diane Israelsson
  • Patent number: 8506537
    Abstract: Sealing device for sealing externally debouching, natural or artificial body canals of animals or human beings, the device enabling liquid tight sealing against the inner wall of the bowel system of the animal or human being, the device further being made from a resilient material. The device is soft and resilient and may thus not trigger the analreflex, but is still able to provide a fluid-tight seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventors: Jan Torstensen, Allan Tanghoj
  • Patent number: 8500707
    Abstract: A drainable ostomy pouch includes a collection portion and a drain chute extending from the collection portion 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 is extended from the collection portion, and a closed condition in which the drain chute is folded towards the collection portion; and a pocket for receiving at least a portion of the drain chute when the drain chute is in its closed condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Convatec Technologies Inc.
    Inventor: Kimberly Murray
  • Patent number: 8491551
    Abstract: A sealing wafer for use in an ostomy appliance is provided. The sealing wafer has an attachment platform with a distal surface capable of being attached to an ostomy bag, a proximal surface facing towards the user during use, and an opening having an inner boundary defining a stoma receiving opening. The sealing wafer further includes a fixed base member attached to the attachment platform and a rotating member arranged to rotate relative to the fixed base member. A sealing member is coupled between the fixed base member and the rotating member for providing a seal around a stoma and defining a stoma sealing orifice. When the rotating member is rotated relative to the base member, this rotation causes an increased or a decreased tension to be applied to the sealing member so that the diametrical dimensions of the stoma sealing orifice change from a first diameter to a second diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventors: Alastair Willoughby, Mark Rogers, Gary Stacey
  • Patent number: 8475421
    Abstract: A shield that is useful in connection with an ostomy pouching system when changing a wafer or changing a collection pouch. The shield includes a plate adapted to be disposed over the stoma and at least a portion of the ostomy pouching system, an absorbent material adapted to absorb body waste flowing from the stoma, which absorbent material is disposed adjacent to a portion of the plate, and an adhesive or other mechanism for selectively securing the plate and the absorbent material proximate to the stoma such that the plate is disposed over the stoma when portions of the ostomy pouching system are changed. Also disclosed is the combination of an animal body and the shield, as well as a method of containing the flow of body waste from a stoma.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Inventor: Jackie Lynn Piccone
  • Patent number: 8460259
    Abstract: A controlled discharge ostomy appliance is described for use with an adhesive body fitment. The body fitment comprises an adhesive wafer having a stomal aperture that is manually shapeable by folding or rolling back a rim portion of the adhesive around the stomal aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: ConvaTec Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Mingliang Lawrence Tsai
  • Patent number: 8449511
    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: September 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventors: Birthe Vestbo Andersen, Soeren Hansen
  • Patent number: 8439884
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a component (1) making it easier to fasten a stoma bandage (6) to skin. According to the invention, the component comprises a plastic film (2) coated with a layer (3) of a soft and skin-compatible silicone elastomer which adheres to skin. The component also has a through-opening (4) intended to be applied around a stoma.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Molnlycke Health Care AB
    Inventors: Tomas Fabo, Bengt Soderstrom, Anna Svensby
  • Patent number: 8409158
    Abstract: An ostomy device that comprises an adhesive wafer for attaching to the skin around the stoma. The wafer comprises an adhesive layer having a proximal adhesive side and a distal side, where the distal side is covered with a backing layer. The wafer comprises a central portion and a peripheral portion, and it comprises a proximal section located on the proximal side of the central portion and a distal section visually arranged on the distal side of peripheral portion, wherein the distal section changes colour when the proximal section is exposed to fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventors: Henrik Edvardsen, Michael Hansen, Danuta Ciok, Lene Feldskov Nielsen, Kent Hoeier Nielsen
  • Publication number: 20130079737
    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 19, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicant: Stimatix Gl Ltd.
    Inventor: Stimatix Gl Ltd.
  • Publication number: 20130079736
    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 19, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 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.
  • 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: 20130053803
    Abstract: A sealing wafer for use in an ostomy appliance is provided. The sealing wafer has an attachment platform with a distal surface capable of being attached to an ostomy bag, a proximal surface facing towards the user during use, and an opening having an inner boundary defining a stoma receiving opening. The sealing wafer further includes a fixed base member attached to the attachment platform and a rotating member arranged to rotate relative to the fixed base member. A sealing member is coupled between the fixed base member and the rotating member for providing a seal around a stoma and defining a stoma sealing orifice. When the rotating member is rotated relative to the base member, this rotation causes an increased or a decreased tension to be applied to the sealing member so that the diametrical dimensions of the stoma sealing orifice change from a first diameter to a second diameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: COLOPLAST A/S
    Inventors: Alastair Willoughby, Mark Rogers, Gary Stacey
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8377019
    Abstract: The collecting bag is intended for human body wastes and has a bag member (1) and a discharge portion (8) including a discharge opening (9). A first plate member (21) is positioned on a first film blank (2) forming part of the bag and a second plate member (22) is positioned on an extension (3e) of a second film blank (3) forming part of the bag. At least one of the edges (21b, 22a) of the plate members (21, 22) is provided with a fillet or chamfer (21c, 22c).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventor: Lars Olav Schertiger
  • Patent number: 8343119
    Abstract: Provided is a cap device for home use to temporarily cover the stoma resulting from a urostomy, colostomy or ileostomy procedure. It provides a favorable means of preventing leakage during routine cleaning around the stoma during the ostomy pouch replacement process. The device may include, in any combination, use of a flexible elastomeric material for creating low suction to assist with retention, a shaped lip for comfort and sealing, a disposable liner, or internal absorption material to help avoid spillage and leakage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventor: Melanie Juel Mayer
  • Publication number: 20120323192
    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: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2010
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: COLOPLAST A/S
    Inventors: Alastair Willoughby, Thomas Bates Jackson, Gary Stacey
  • Patent number: 8328779
    Abstract: A mounting assembly for an ostomy pouch. The assembly includes a body flange having an adhesive coating on one side adapted to be adhered to the peristomal skin surface of an osteomate. Diametrically opposed loops project from the edge of the flange and form pockets. Also included is an ostomy pouch having a stoma receiving opening surrounded by a stiffly flexible ring having diametrically opposed loops that cooperate with the pockets on the flange loops. An adhesive coating is provided on the flexible ring and there is a mechanical interlock between the ring and flange. When the loops on the flexible ring are aligned with the pockets on the flange the flange and ring may be adhesively interlocked to attach the pouch to the body flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Marlen Manufacturing & Development, Inc.
    Inventor: Gary H. Fenton
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20120289916
    Abstract: A method of providing a stoma with a removable connection for a receptacle includes securing an implant onto the stoma of a patient, wherein the implant has an axial interior section for fixation inside the body and an axial exterior section extending outwards from the body, a free end of the exterior section accommodates mounting of a detachable device, and a distal portion of the interior section includes an anchoring section, extending radially from the distal portion of the interior section. The anchoring section has an inner anchoring ring, an outer anchoring ring and at least one connection member configured and dimensioned for resiliently connecting the inner and outer anchoring rings in a manner to provide axial resilience and anchorage to the anchoring section such that the anchoring section is able to respond to movements and absorb the shear of the implant in relation to adjacent organs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Applicant: OSTOMYCURE A/S
    Inventors: Martin Johansson, Robert Axelsson, Anette Johnsson, Bjorn Edwin, Erik Fosse
  • Publication number: 20120283678
    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: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: Conva Tec Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Tinh Nguyen-DeMary, Mingliang Lawrence Tsai
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20120245535
    Abstract: A medical closure device serves for coupling to a discharge opening of a device protruding from a mammalian body. The medical closure device includes a coupling part for engaging a part of the device protruding from the mammalian body. The coupling part is a circumferential flexible member delimiting a coupling opening configurable between a relaxed configuration where the coupling opening cannot pass over the medical device and a stressed configuration where the coupling opening of the coupling part can pass over the medical device. The coupling part has a securing member for securing the coupling part to a closure part, such as a cap, an ostomy bag, a catheter, or an irrigation device, for subsequent closure of a discharge opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2010
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Applicant: OSTOMYCURE AS
    Inventors: Christer Jacobsson, Martin Johansson, Jimmy Gido Schon, Jens Nygarden Brandstorm, Janame Wetterheim, Erik Elwing
  • 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