Mounting Ring Or Annulus Around Body Opening Patents (Class 604/338)
  • Patent number: 10874541
    Abstract: An ostomy bag can include one or more sensors for measuring one or more metrics. An ostomy wafer can also include one or more sensors for measuring one or more metrics. The sensors can be temperature sensors and/or capacitive sensors, for example, and the metrics can include bag fill, leakage, skin irritation, and phase of stoma output, among others.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: 11 Health and Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Michael Seres, Anupriya Jai Tilak Naik, David Ramirez-Ayala, Yumeng Wu, Bryan Went, Erick Went, Sabrina Kaefer, Irina Dorofeeva, Tianbin Zhao
  • Patent number: 10478328
    Abstract: An ostomy pouch replacement device allows ostomates with a surgically created stoma to collect, contain and dispose of bodily fluids during hygienic maintenance. The device is customizable to each ostomate's unique stoma diameter and provides a disposable waste receptacle having a hollow absorbent section and a solid absorbent section for sanitary, discreet and odorless disposal of both urine and excrement. The disposable waste receptacle may include a super absorbent polymer powder that becomes a gel in the presence of liquid. The device preferably consists of a disposable waste receptacle that may be positioned over the stoma and includes an absorbent inner material for capturing waste, a cap or plug for scaling the device after use, and a collar stand for pressing an adhesive wafer to the skin and for holding the assembled device in an upright position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Inventors: Liney Guidry, Theresa Johnson, Reed Johnson, Bruce Johnson
  • Patent number: 10420671
    Abstract: An ostomy pouch assembly (1) comprises a receptacle (2) for receiving material from a stoma of a person, and a mounting plate (4) for securing the receptacle to a person's body. The mounting plate includes a first layer (10) with an outer surface that is configured to be bonded to a person's skin and an inner surface. An intermediate layer (12) is located between the inner surface of the first layer (10) and the receptacle (2). A stress displacement or bonding layer (16) is located between the intermediate layer (12) and the receptacle (2) for bonding the mounting plate (4) to the receptacle (2). The region of bonding securement between the bonding layer (16) and the intermediate layer (12) has a first peripheral edge (20), and the region of bonding securement between the bonding layer and the receptacle has a second peripheral edge (26) that is located inwardly of the first peripheral edge (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Pelican Healthcare Limited
    Inventor: Aaron Hewitt
  • Patent number: 10357394
    Abstract: An ostomy pouch replacement device allows ostomates with a surgically created stoma to collect, contain and dispose of bodily fluids during hygienic maintenance. The device is customizable to each ostomate's unique stoma diameter and provides a disposable waste receptacle having a hollow absorbent section and a solid absorbent section for sanitary, discreet and odorless disposal of both urine and excrement. The disposable waste receptacle may include a super absorbent polymer powder that becomes a gel in the presence of liquid. The device preferably consists of a disposable waste receptacle that may be positioned over the stoma and includes an absorbent inner material for capturing waste, a cap or plug for sealing the device after use, and a collar stand for pressing an adhesive wafer to the skin and for holding the assembled device in an upright position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Inventors: Liney Guidry, Theresa Johnson, Reed Johnson, Bruce Johnson
  • Patent number: 10278857
    Abstract: A one-piece or two-piece ostomy appliance comprising a base plate (1), the base plate comprising an adhesive wafer (11) that comprises a top film (8) and at least one skin-friendly adhesive (9) on a proximal surface thereof, for attaching the base plate to the skin of a user, and a first through-going-hole (5). Further, a convex element (10) is arranged distal to a user-interface of the adhesive wafer and has a second through-going hole (15) of the same diameter as the first through-going hole and being co-axially arranged therewith. The convex element comprises a material which reacts to moisture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventors: Michael Hansen, Esben Stroebech
  • Patent number: 10130505
    Abstract: An ostomy pouch replacement device is provided to allow ostomates with a surgically created stoma to collect, contain and dispose of bodily fluids during frequent hygienic maintenance. The device is customizable to each ostomate's unique stoma diameter and provides a disposable waste receptacle designed to have a hollow absorbent section and a solid absorbent section for sanitary, discreet and odorless disposal of both urine and excrement. The device preferably consists of a disposable waste receptacle that may be positioned over the stoma and further includes an absorbent inner material for capturing any waste that may be discharged, a push cap for pressing the absorbent material to the stoma, a cap or plug for sealing the device after use, and a collar stand for pressing an adhesive wafer to the skin and for holding the assembled device in an upright position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Inventors: Liney Guidry, Theresa Johnson, Reed Johnson, Bruce Johnson
  • Patent number: 9999535
    Abstract: An ostomy wafer (1) comprising a proximal surface in an axial direction facing the user during use provided with an adhesive layer (7), a distal surface (5) in the axial direction facing away from the user during use provided with a backing layer, coupling means for attaching a collection bag, an opening having an inner radial boundary defining a stoma receiving opening, and an outer radial boundary defining the peripheral edge of the ostomy wafer. Furthermore, the wafer is provided with a reinforcement structure (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventors: Peter Kwok Hing Lam, Matthew Laws, Liam O'Brien, Michael Hansen, Birthe Vestbo Andersen, Kristoffer Hansen, Steffen Kongensbjerg Larsen
  • Patent number: 9770359
    Abstract: The current invention relates to a base plate (1) for an ostomy collection device, the base plate comprises at least one backing layer (3) whereon an outer adhesive layer (4) is disposed on the proximal side of said backing layer, wherein the outer adhesive layer encircles an inner adhesive layer (7) also disposed on the proximal side of at least one backing layer, said inner adhesive layer encircles a through-going hole (5) of the base plate defining a central axis A-A, wherein at least a part of the backing layer whereon the inner adhesive layer is disposed is extendable in a radial direction in respect to the central axis A-A. By allowing the backing layer to be radially extendable with the inner adhesive layer, the backing layer functions as a barrier to output from the stoma.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventors: Henrik Edvardsen, Michael Hansen
  • Patent number: 9539137
    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: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: WELLAND MEDICAL LIMITED
    Inventor: Rory Smith
  • Patent number: 9526868
    Abstract: A protective cover or patch for covering and securing a catheter at the site of insertion of the needle into the patient's skin includes a single piece cover having a portion disposed about the perimeter of the patch bearing an adhesive coating and adapted for securement to a patients skin in the vicinity of the site of insertion, a bulbous chamber disposed inwardly of the perimeter portion, and a connecting portion disposed between the first portion and the chamber portion, the chamber portion defining a chamber for receiving one end of the catheter and extending substantially diametrically from one side of the perimeter to the other, and resilient tubing engagement elements positioned on opposite sides of the chamber. The chamber of the protective patch includes a roof portion raised above the plane defined by said perimeter of the patch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Inventor: Tionne Allen Bennett
  • Patent number: 9345612
    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: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: B. Braun Medical SAS
    Inventors: David Hanuka, Meir Or, Hadas Ziso
  • Patent number: 9084696
    Abstract: A disposable absorbent article for use with ostomy appliances and complementary to a guard system such as has been illustrated, that provides an additional level of security and comfort to an ostomate already utilizing a two-piece or one-piece ostomy appliance of the type which is secured to the body with a faceplate comprising an adhesive securement means such as a hydrocolloid adhesive member or a combination of hydrocolloid adhesive member and an integral or non-integral adhesive non-woven fabric or adhesive tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Inventor: Donna E. Luce
  • 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20150088082
    Abstract: A wafer adapted for use with an ostomy appliance includes a backing layer, an adhesive layer applied to the backing layer and providing an adhesive surface, and a liner system disposed over an entirety of the adhesive surface. The adhesive surface includes a mid-section. The liner system includes a first side liner placed on a first lateral side of the mid-section of the adhesive surface, a second side liner placed on a second lateral side of the mid-section of the adhesive surface, and a third middle liner having folded edge portions and covering the mid-section of the adhesive surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Mads Lykke, Esben Stroebech, Anders Bach, Astrid Toftkaer, Hasse Buus, Tom Kongebo
  • Patent number: 8979812
    Abstract: A stoma pad configured to cooperate with a fluid handing tube comprises a flexible, resilient, soft annular pad having a generally flat bottom surface and a convex annular wall extending upwardly from the bottom surface, and a circular hole extending through the center of the annular wall and the bottom surface. A stoma pad assembly comprises the stoma pad and a retention, support or holding device for securing the stoma pad on a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Galmed
    Inventor: Thomas C. Loescher
  • 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: 20150045711
    Abstract: Provided are buffered adhesive compositions comprising a high molecular weight non-neutralized polymeric acid and a high molecular weight partially neutralized polymeric acid and products such as wound dressings, ostomy skin barriers, and ostomy barrier rings incorporating the compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: HOLLISTER INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Michael Gerard Taylor, Richard Iwao Murahata
  • 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: 20140324002
    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: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventor: Donna E. Luce
  • Publication number: 20140316360
    Abstract: A base plate comprising an adhesive wafer and a convex supporting device. An ostomy appliance comprising a base plate with an adhesive wafer and a convex supporting device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: COLOPLAST A/S
    Inventors: Bent Ekfeldt, Birthe Vestbo Andersen, Esben Strøbech, Michael Hansen, Kristoffer Hansen, Steffen Kongensbjerg Larsen, Matthew Laws, Liam O'Brien
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140276500
    Abstract: An ostomy armor includes a rigid base plate that covers a stoma of a patient and at least a portion of a waste collection bag attached to the stoma. The ostomy armor further includes a plate pad attached to the back surface of the rigid base plate. The ostomy armor also includes a belt that to hold the ostomy armor on the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: James Gordon Scott
  • 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: 20140200536
    Abstract: An apparatus and system for reducing the area of exposure of intestinal effluent on a stoma wafer by 90% to 100%. The apparatus consists of substituting the pouch on a ring of a mechanically connecting ring ostomy pouch and wafer assembly by a membrane. An orifice equal to or smaller than a stoma is made in the center of the installed membrane. An insert is passed with open end first through the top end of the membrane orifice, is pulled through the bottom end of the orifice, is overlapped by ¼ to ½ inches on the outer circumference of the mechanically connecting ring of the membrane. The membrane with the insert in position is slid down the stoma via the orifice, and the mechanically connecting ring of the membrane is mechanically connected to the opposite corresponding mechanically connecting ring of a stoma wafer that is adhering to the skin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Inventor: Achilles Nassopoulos
  • 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: 20140163495
    Abstract: A method of use of colostomy, ileostomy, urostomy or similar ostomy stoma wafers produced as a final product of use without adhesive backing equipped either with plastic type wafer centers with an innovative center elastic stoma barrier ring or with completely innovative one piece elastic stoma wafer centers both of which plastic or elastic centers are surrounded by washable flexible material, to which adhesive is applied, are applied on a stoma, are removed after use, are washed with hand soap or other cleaning agent, are dried, are coated with fresh adhesive are applied on a stoma again and to repeat the process until the stoma wafers become unusable, or the stoma wafers are washed while adhering on the skin around a stoma of a patient and adhesive is re-applied wherever lost and to repeat the process until the stoma wafers become unusable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Inventor: Achilles Nassopoulos
  • Publication number: 20140163496
    Abstract: The present disclosure concerns a package for an ostomy sealing member for sealing around a stoma in relation to an ostomy appliance, said sealing member comprising a hypoallergenic, mouldable adhesive material, said sealing member having an annular periphery and an opening therein for receiving a stoma, wherein the opening is non-concentric with the periphery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: HOLLISTER INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Christen Grum-Schwensen, Vigdis Hannestad
  • Patent number: 8721607
    Abstract: An ostomy appliance body side member or an ostomy appliance comprising an adhesive wafer having a first adhesive surface for securing the appliance to the user's skin, said wafer having a second surface being covered with a carrier sheet which wafer has a hole for receiving a stoma wherein a part of the adhesive wafer surrounding the stoma shows balanced plastic and elastic properties allowing an adaptation of the size of the hole of the ostomy appliance to a stoma by enlarging the hole for accommodating the stoma by rolling up the inner rim thereof forming a torus and wherein a part of the second surface of the wafer surrounding the hole shows surface properties compatible with the first adhesive surface of the adhesive wafer locking the torus to the second surface in its rolled position by the contact between the second surface and the first adhesive surface enables a simple, safe and reliable customisation of the hole of a body side member without the use of tools and at the same time provides means for re
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventors: Danuta Ciok, Esben Stroebech, Flemming Moss
  • 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: 8679082
    Abstract: Radially divided adhesive wafers are provided for applying to the skins of a human, and which increase the wear time for such adhesive wafers. The adhesive wafer includes a through-going hole for communication with a body opening and an adhesive proximal side for attachment of the wafer to the skin. The adhesive wafer has an inner annular adhesive layer, an outer annular adhesive layer encircling the inner annular adhesive layer, an attachment zone on the distal side of the wafer for attaching a collection bag, and a connecting element for mechanically connecting the first annular adhesive layer to the second annular adhesive layer. The connecting element includes first and second connection areas on the distal side of the respective first and second annular adhesive layers, at least one connection area being radially spaced from the radial edges of the respective annular adhesive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventors: Anders Bach, Danuta Ciok, Esben Stroebech
  • Patent number: 8672908
    Abstract: A convex barrier ring, that includes a generally oval shaped body and tapered peripheral end portions, is provided. In use, the convex barrier ring is sealed against peristomal skin surfaces such that the tapered peripheral end portions are aligned with folds or creases in the skin surfaces to reduce leakage of stomal effluent. The convex barrier can also have an oval stoma-receiving aperture to provide an improved fit for oval or loop stomas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Hollister Incorporated
    Inventors: Russell J. Todd, Brock E. Masters
  • 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: 20140052085
    Abstract: A percutaneous ostomy implant for implantation into the abdominal wall of a patient is provided, which includes a connecting member for mounting an external detachable device thereto; a first tubular ingrowth member depending from the connecting member; and a second tubular ingrowth member depending from the connecting member and being radially outwardly spaced from the first tubular ingrowth member. The first tubular ingrowth member is configured and dimensioned to receive a bowel segment within it to allow the stoma and serosal tissue of that bowel segment to infiltrate the first tubular ingrowth member. The second tubular member is configured and dimensioned to abut dermal tissue to allow the dermal tissue to infiltrate the second tubular ingrowth member, thereby securing and sealing the ostomy implant to the dermis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: OSTOMYCURE AS
    Inventors: Martin Johansson, Robert Axelsson, Jan Erik Axelsson
  • Patent number: 8652112
    Abstract: An ostomy device is provided including an ostomy pouch having an entrance opening, a body attachment wafer having a through-going opening and a coupling layer, which couples the pouch to the body attachment wafer and has a central opening therein. The body attachment wafer includes a plastic film, which is coated with a layer of skin friendly adhesive on the side thereof distal to the ostomy pouch. The coupling layer is affixed to the body attachment wafer along an attachment line extending around the central opening in the coupling layer, the attachment line being distanced from the central opening in the coupling layer. The region around the entrance opening of the pouch is affixed to the coupling layer in a landing zone located between the attachment line and the opening in the body attachment wafer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Molnlycke Health Care AB
    Inventors: Ulf Johannison, Päranders Wärja
  • Patent number: 8596280
    Abstract: A perianal support device is provided that is configured to inhibit the formation and/or progression of tissue damage in the perianal region of the body. A method is provided to apply the perianal support device to patients during childbirth to inhibit the formation and/or progression of tissue damage in the perianal region of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Plexus Biomedical, Inc.
    Inventors: David D. Blurton, Hai Trieu
  • 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: 8545468
    Abstract: A component is suitable for protecting skin around an opening in the skin or around a stoma. The component can be formed from a carrier (2; 2?) that is enclosed between layers of soft and skin-compatible adhesive (3; 3?), and the adhesive has a softness of 8-22 mm. The adherence of the adhesive to dry skin can be 0.2-3 N/25 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Mölnlycke Health Care AB
    Inventors: Tomas Fabo, Bengt Soderstrom, Anna Svensby
  • Patent number: 8545469
    Abstract: A component for securing attachment of a medical device, such as a wound dressing or an ostomy bag is disclosed, to the skin of a patient, said component including a first plastic film coated with a skin-friendly adhesive on the lower side thereof. According to the invention a body of soft, compressible and elastic material is disposed between the first plastic film and a second plastic film, said first and second films extending beyond the compressible body around the circumference thereof and are affixed to each other in parts extending around the circumference of the compressible body so that a closed space containing said compressible body is formed, said closed space being in contact with the surrounding atmosphere by a non-return valve, and in that the first plastic film includes through-going openings in a region delimited by the compressible body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Mölnlycke Health Care AB
    Inventors: Angelica Andresen, Dennis Hansson, Eva-Karin Daun, Charlotta Strandeberg
  • Patent number: 8529534
    Abstract: An excrement treating apparatus 100 includes an excretion receiver 1 and an apparatus body 2. The excretion receiver 1 includes a receiver body 10 which receives excretions and an excretion sensor 20 which detects the excretions. The apparatus body 2 includes a urine tank 51 which stores urine, a vacuum pump 52 which sucks urine received by the receiver body 10 into the urine tank 51, and a control unit 53. The excretion sensor 20 includes a pair of urine sensor electrodes 21 and 22 which detect urine received by the receiver body 10. The control unit 52 controls so as to reverse the polarity of the urine sensor electrodes 21 and 22 at prescribed time intervals. In the excrement treating apparatus, the excretion sensor's sensitivity is stabilized and urination is accurately detected and treated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignees: Hitachi, Ltd., Uni-Charm Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsuya Tanaka, Yoshikazu Ishitsuka, Ryosuke Miyagawa, Ichiro Wada, Miou Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20130231600
    Abstract: Provided are buffered adhesive compositions comprising a high molecular weight non-neutralized polymeric acid and a high molecular weight partially neutralized polymeric acid and products such as wound dressings and ostomy skin barriers incorporating the compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Inventors: Michael Gerard Taylor, Richard Iwao Murahata
  • Publication number: 20130226117
    Abstract: Disclosed is abase plate 1 for an ostomy collection device, comprising a cover layer 2 whereon an adhesive layer 3 is at least partly disposed. Immediately surrounding a through-going hole 6, the base plate has an inner area wherein the cover layer extends beyond the adhesive layer in a radial direction toward the through-going hole, thereby providing an overlap 7 protecting the adhesive material from contact with stomal output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2011
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Inventors: Michael Hansen, Dorrit Diana Israelson, Henrik Edvardsen
  • Publication number: 20130226116
    Abstract: The current invention relates to a base plate (1) for an ostomy collection device, the base plate comprises at least one backing layer (3) whereon an outer adhesive layer (4) is disposed on the proximal side of said backing layer, wherein the outer adhesive layer encircles an inner adhesive layer (7) also disposed on the proximal side of at least one backing layer, said inner adhesive layer encircles a through-going hole (5) of the base plate defining a central axis A-A, wherein at least a part of the backing layer whereon the inner adhesive layer is disposed is extendable in a radial direction in respect to the central axis A-A. By allowing the backing layer to be radially extendable with the inner adhesive layer, the backing layer functions as a barrier to output from the stoma.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: COLOPLAST A/S
    Inventors: Henrik Edvardsen, Michael Hansen
  • 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: 8506541
    Abstract: An ostomy appliance includes a base plate having an inner radial boundary defining a stoma receiving opening and an outer radial boundary defining an outer edge of the base plate. The base plate has an adhesive layer with a first surface for attaching the base plate to skin surrounding the stoma and a second surface opposite the first surface, and a first liquid impermeable layer having a first surface covering the second surface of the adhesive layer. A second surface opposite of the first liquid impermeable layer is provided with a wicking material abutting the inner radial boundary of the stoma receiving opening. The wicking material extends in a radial direction towards the outer edge of the base plate and away from the stoma receiving opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventor: Peter Kwok Hing Lam
  • 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