Bag Attached To Seal Ring Patents (Class 604/339)
  • Patent number: 10238529
    Abstract: An ostomy bag for receiving waste from a patient's stoma. The ostomy bag may include a finger probe for allowing a user to manually manipulate the stoma to clear blockages of the stoma. The ostomy bag may also include a stoma port for attachment to the patient's skin surrounding the stoma. A mating collar on the ostomy bag sealingly attaches the ostomy bag to the stoma port using a convenient quarter turn connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: 3 West C. LLC
    Inventors: Luis Fernandez, James E. Deaton, Charles R. Gordon
  • Patent number: 9993364
    Abstract: A temporary stoma bag for receiving waste from a patient's stoma. The temporary stoma bag includes a bag and a sealing ring for temporary sealing against a stoma to facilitate changing of an ostomy bag or a stoma port for attaching an ostomy bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: 3 West C, LLC
    Inventors: Luis Fernandez, James E. Deaton, Charles R. Gordon
  • Patent number: 9949865
    Abstract: According to an embodiment of the invention, an ostomy appliance coupling system is disclosed. The system comprises a wafer part having a rise extending away from a body surface to form a guide means and a shallow landing zone; a pouch part having a guide adapted to engage with the landing zone in a desired location relative to the guide means; and an adhesive layer recessed within the guide and adapted to adhere to the landing zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: HOLLISTER INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Christen Grum-Schwensen, Ole Skjoedt, Kasper Sortkjær, Kenneth Nielsen, Sussie Richmann, Peter Møller-Jensen, Tue K. Toft, Martin von Bülow
  • Patent number: 9943436
    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: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: CONVATEC TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: Tinh Nguyen-Demary, John Cline, John Blum, Gary Stacey, Philip Davies, Trevor Beckett
  • Patent number: 9883964
    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: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: B. Braun Medical SAS
    Inventors: David Hanuka, Meir Or, Hadas Ziso
  • Patent number: 9757269
    Abstract: Disclosed is an ostomy bag 1 having an outer rotatable adhesive fitting wafer 15 attached thereto. This offers a higher degree of customization to the user, as the user may cut the adhesive fitting wafer in such a way that it fits to the contour of the skin and the user may also rotate the ostomy bag relative to the wafer in order to achieve a desired orientation of the ostomy bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventors: Esben Strøbech, Anders Bach
  • Patent number: 9517157
    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: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: B. Braun Medical SAS
    Inventors: David Hanuka, Meir Or, Hadas Ziso
  • Patent number: 9517158
    Abstract: An adaptive ostomy appliance includes a collection pouch, a first coupling ring attached to the collection pouch, and a faceplate having a second coupling ring assembly connected to it by a thermoplastic web. The coupling rings couple the faceplate to the pouch. A securing member releaseably, operably couples the second coupling ring with the front surface of the faceplate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: HOLLISTER INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Brock Edward Masters
  • Patent number: 9271874
    Abstract: A reusable sheath-like support for use with absorbent articles, and specifically used with ostomy appliances. The absorbent article 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. The faceplate provides 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: March 1, 2016
    Inventor: Donna E. Luce
  • Patent number: 9174034
    Abstract: A wound treatment device includes a seal of variable size for attaching the device to various locations on a patient for treatment of wounds or lesions. The seal has a plurality of weakened areas which allow portions of the seal to be removed for increasing the size of the seal opening to accommodate wounds or lesions of different size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: AOTI, Inc.
    Inventors: Phillip Loori, George Hovorka
  • Patent number: 9033944
    Abstract: An ostomy pouch apparatus including a first and second sheets of flexible sheet material having perimeter edge portions and respective broad surface portions, the first and second sheets joined at the perimeter edge portions to form a pouch having an interior portion between the first and second sheets. The apparatus includes a waste admitting opening on the broad surface portion of the first sheet for admitting and subsequently removing a waste holding bag disposed within the interior portion of the pouch, and a coupling disposed about the waste admitting opening for connecting to a flange secured to a waste releasing opening on a patient. At least one of the broad surface portions of the pouch includes a closable opening for admitting a waste holding bag, and that reduces the risk of spillage of the contents of the waste holding bag as it is removed from the pouch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: COLO-MAJIC ENTERPRISES LTD.
    Inventor: Douglas H. Wolrich
  • Publication number: 20150133881
    Abstract: A collecting bag for human body wastes having a barrier film (20a, 20b) covered by a comfort layer (15) attached to the barrier film in an attachment zone wherein the comfort layer is a textile material that is attached to said barrier film in one or more zones of attachment such that not all of the fibre filaments of the textile material in the attachment zone(s) are embedded in the barrier film material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Markus Freiding
  • Patent number: 9005175
    Abstract: For a person who has a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (“PEG”) tube and an esophagus stoma, a method for using an ostomy pouch is provided, where inlet of the ostomy pouch is connected to the esophagus stoma and an outlet connected to one end of an interconnecting tube. An opposing end of the interconnecting tube is connected to the PEG tube, so that when the person consumes matter by mouth, the matter flows out the stoma, through the ostomy pouch, the interconnecting tube and the PEG tube, and into the stomach.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Karl A. Thomason
  • Patent number: 8998868
    Abstract: There is provided a disposable ostomy bag assembly (1) comprising a bag (3) for receiving bodily waste materials; a compactable sheath (2) for closing and sealing the bag (3) after use; and a flange (4) for securing the assembly to the body of a patent and provided with an orifice to enable bodily waste to be received by the bag (3). The ostomy assembly (1) solves the problem of escaping malodour and bodily waste when the patient detaches the ostomy bag from the body (face plate (5)). The compactable sheath (2) can be stretched to acquire a cylindrical sheath (2) extending from the flange (4), whereby the sheath (2) may be closed in order to seal the contents of the bag (3). Closing the sheath (2) may simply be done by tying a knot (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Stoma Guard ApS
    Inventors: Joergen-Ulrik Brandt, Tina Joergensen
  • 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: 8945076
    Abstract: A one-piece ostomy appliance adapted to be removably attached to a patient for receiving discharge from a stoma of the patient includes a pouch that defines a cavity. A first opening is defined by the pouch for receiving a stoma and communicating discharge from the stoma into the cavity. The ostomy appliance also includes a face plate having a first side secured to the pouch and a second opposing side that includes an adhesive for securing the pouch to a patient. A second opening is defined by the face plate and is generally aligned with the first opening. Further, the ostomy appliance includes one or more tabs for coupling a belt thereto, wherein the one or more tabs are coupled directly to the face plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Hollister Incorporated
    Inventor: Timothy A. Friske
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140350500
    Abstract: An ostomy device including a bag, a lid, and a vent. The lid is replaceably attached to the bag, attaches to a site of a stoma of a patient, and self-seals to the stoma of the patient. The vent is operatively connected to the bag, and vents gas emanating from the stoma of the patient to prevent build-up of the gas that could detach the ostomy device from the site of the stoma of the patient and require rettachments that could irritate skin of the patient at the site of the stoma of the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventor: Gladys Joseph
  • Patent number: 8870838
    Abstract: An ostomy collecting device for attachment to the body comprising a collecting pouch and an adhesive wafer, the wafer comprises a soft adhesive layer and a backing layer wherein the wafer is more stretchable in a first direction than in a second direction. The anisotropic nature of the wafer facilitates a flexible wafer during use and secures easy removal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventors: Anders Bach, Esben Stroebech, Mads Lykke
  • 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
  • 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: 8740867
    Abstract: An ostomy appliance comprising a front wall and a rear wall of flexible material forming a bag, said rear wall having an opening for receiving a stoma, and said rear wall also being provided with an adhesive wafer for securing the appliance to a user's skin, said wafer having a hole being aligned with the opening for receiving the stoma, wherein the opening has an edge being secured to the surface of the adhesive wafer facing away from the user in an attachment zone surrounding the hole of the wafer, wherein a first part of the edge of the opening of the gab is secured to the surface of the wafer in a corresponding first part of the attachment zone, and wherein a second, remaining part of the edge of the opening of the bag is prepared for adhesive sealing of the same to the remaining second part of the attachment zone renders it possible for a nurse to observe the stoma area during adaptation of such a sealing member when applying one-piece appliances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventors: Danuta Ciok, Esben Stroebech
  • 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: 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
  • 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20130261575
    Abstract: Providing a method for forming an opening of a shape precisely matching the stoma of a patient in a base plate of a stoma device. A method of forming an opening in a base plate of a stoma device according to the present invention comprises a step of printing on a label a filled-in-part of the same shape as a hole of a shape formed on a template sheet and matching the stoma of a patient, a step of sticking the label on which the filled-in-part has been printed on to a base plate, and a step of cutting the base plate along the contours of the filled-in-part of the label stuck to the base plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: COLOPLAST A/S
    Inventor: Hori Kiyoshi
  • 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: 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20130144236
    Abstract: There is provided a disposable ostomy bag assembly (1) comprising a bag (3) for receiving bodily waste materials; a compactable sheath (2) for closing and sealing the bag (3) after use; and a flange (4) for securing the assembly to the body of a patent and provided with an orifice to enable bodily waste to be received by the bag (3). The ostomy assembly (1) solves the problem of escaping malodour and bodily waste when the patient detaches the ostomy bag from the body (face plate (5)). The compactable sheath (2) can be stretched to acquire a cylindrical sheath (2) extending from the flange (4), whereby the sheath (2) may be closed in order to seal the contents of the bag (3). Closing the sheath (2) may simply be done by tying a knot (6).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2011
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Inventors: Joergen-Ulrik Brandt, Tina Joergensen
  • 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: 8439883
    Abstract: The ostomy system includes a pouch that is adhesively coupled to a mounting wafer. The mounting wafer has a landing zone film formed of releasable plastic and the pouch has a face plate with a resealable adhesive that secures to the landing zone of the mounting wafer. The landing zone of the mounting wafer includes one portion that is immovable with respect to the body surface that the mounting wafer is secured to and another portion that is deflectable away from the body surface. The deflectable portion of the landing zone, also referred to as the floating landing zone, is sized for gripping between the fingers during pouch separation from the mounting wafer. Gripping of the floating landing zone during pouch separation helps isolate the pouch separation force from the abdominal area underlying the mounting wafer. The mounting wafer also includes indicia border lines that facilitate alignment of the pouch face plate with the mounting wafer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Convatec Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth A. Johnsen
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130116643
    Abstract: An ostomy pouch apparatus including a first and second sheets of flexible sheet material having perimeter edge portions and respective broad surface portions, the first and second sheets joined at the perimeter edge portions to form a pouch having an interior portion between the first and second sheets. The apparatus includes a waste admitting opening on the broad surface portion of the first sheet for admitting and subsequently removing a waste holding bag disposed within the interior portion of the pouch, and a coupling disposed about the waste admitting opening for connecting to a flange secured to a waste releasing opening on a patient. At least one of the broad surface portions of the pouch includes a closable opening for admitting a waste holding bag, and that reduces the risk of spillage of the contents of the waste holding bag as it is removed from the pouch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2010
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: COLO-MAJIC ENTERPRISES LTD.
    Inventor: Douglas H. Wolrich
  • Patent number: 8399732
    Abstract: An adhesive patch configured to attach an ostomy appliance to a patient includes a peripheral rim disposed around a central hole that is attachable to a stoma of the patient; and a band of adhesive extending from the peripheral rim to an inner border of the adhesive patch and having a pattern of curvilinear indentations extending to the peripheral rim of the patch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventors: Jakob Oelund, Carsten Sletten
  • 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: 8366695
    Abstract: An adapter is disclosed for an ostomy coupling. The adapter provides a floatable coupling characteristic to an ostomy body fitment that has a non-floatable coupling part. The adapter comprises a first coupling part for attaching to the non-floating coupling part of the body fitment, a second coupling part for releasably attaching to an ostomy appliance, and a flexible collar between the first and second coupling parts. The flexible collar permits the second coupling part to be displaced away from the first coupling part, thereby creating a space for an ostomate to manually brace the second coupling part against an attachment force when an appliance is fitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: ConvaTec Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Theodore Foley, Kenneth Johnsen, Gary Oberholtzer, Nino Pionati
  • Patent number: 8319003
    Abstract: An adhesive wafer for an ostomy faceplate or wound dressing comprising a backing layer, said backing layer having one surface facing the skin, said surface comprising a first and a second adhesive zone being separated from each others by a void volume, said void volume being defined by the backing layer, the first and the second adhesive zones and the skin surface and wherein the first and the second adhesive zones are capable of moving independently of each others with respect to the lateral plane of the backing layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventors: Hans Olsen, Jakob Oeelund, Danuta Ciok
  • 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: 20120232506
    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: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: HOLLISTER INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Russell J. Todd, Brock E. Masters
  • Patent number: 8221368
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an apparatus for use with an ostomate device. The apparatus of the present invention may provide protection and sound attenuation (e.g. reduction or elimination) of a stomal aperture for an ostomate having undergone an ostomy procedure. The present invention enables an ostomate safety when undergoing physical activity and confidence in social environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Inventors: Patricia Forbes, Bill Forbes
  • 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: 8211073
    Abstract: An ostomy faceplate and its method of application are disclosed in which the faceplate comprises an annular adhesive wafer of soft, moisture-absorbent, memory-free, essentially non-elastic and finger-moldable adhesive skin barrier material, the wafer's distal surface having an outer zone terminating at the outer periphery of the wafer and an inner zone extending inwardly from the inner limits of the outer zone to a stoma-receiving opening at the inner periphery of the wafer. The faceplate also includes a flexible backing layer covering the outer zone and a removable cover member having a smooth surface releasably covering the proximal bodyside surface of the wafer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Hollister Incorporated
    Inventors: Michael W. Dove, Jeffrey E. Block