With Body Support Means (e.g., Belt, Garment, Etc.) Patents (Class 604/345)
  • Patent number: 11179555
    Abstract: A medical device for delivering a drug compound through a stratum corneum includes a support having an aperture, an array of microneedles extending outwardly from the support, a plurality of nanostructures associated with each microneedle, and a reservoir wherein the drug compound is retained. At least one microneedle contains a shaft extending from the support. The shaft includes a tip configured to penetrate the stratum corneum. The shaft defines a channel extending from the support to the tip. The channel is in at least partial alignment with the aperture. At least some of the microneedles of the array of microneedles each have a cross-sectional dimension of from about 1 micrometer to about 1 millimeter. At least some of the nanostructures have a cross-sectional dimension less than about 500 nanometers and greater than about 5 nanometers and an aspect ratio of from about 0.2 to about 5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Inventor: Russell Frederick Ross
  • Patent number: 11033420
    Abstract: An ostomy pouch holding system that includes: a first hook; a second hook; a pouch holder, where the pouch holder includes a top opening adapted to receive an ostomy pouch; a bottom opening on the pouch holder; and loop connectors at the top edge, where the loop connectors are adapted to receive the first hook and the second hook. The first hook includes a first button and the second hook includes a second button. The loop connectors preferably include a first loop connector on a first side of the top edge and a second loop connector on a second side of the top edge. The pouch holder is preferably made of spandex. The first hook and second hook are adapted for placement on a waist of a trouser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Inventor: Shelby Blatt
  • Patent number: 10369079
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention involve a refill apparatus comprising at least one pump, a plurality of reservoirs, a plurality of reservoir fluid channels each associated with one of the reservoirs, a plurality of valves, each having a cracking pressure, for fluidically sealing the reservoir fluid channels and the outlet fluid channel, an outlet fluid channel fluidically connected to the reservoir fluid channels, and a needle having a lumen in fluid communication with the outlet fluid channel. A parameter such as a pressure level is monitored, and one or more pumps and various ones of the valves are actuated in accordance with a protocol comprising a sequence of steps whereby fluidic pathways are opened between different ones of the reservoirs and the needle in a washing and filling sequence, each of the steps being associated with an expected pressure level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: MINIPUMPS, LLC
    Inventors: Andres Rodriguez, Pedrum Minaie, Tun Min Soe, Jason Shih, Andrew Dunn, Andrew Urazaki, Bin Wang, Fukang Jiang
  • Patent number: 10245421
    Abstract: Disclosed are nanotopography-based methods and devices for interacting with a component of the dermal connective tissue. Devices include structures fabricated on a surface to form a nanotopography. A random or non-random pattern of structures may be fabricated such as a complex pattern including structures of differing sizes and/or shapes. Microneedles may be beneficially utilized for delivery of an agent to a cell or tissue. Devices may be utilized to directly or indirectly alter cell behavior through the interaction of a fabricated nanotopography with the plasma membrane of a cell and/or with an extracellular matrix component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventor: Russell Frederick Ross
  • Patent number: 10088489
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to assays and methods for the detection of renal inflammation by measuring the level of P2Y14 and/or UDP-glucose in a sample from a subject, such as a urine sample. The present disclosure also relates to methods for the treatment of renal inflammation by administering a P2Y14 inhibitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: The General Hospital Corporation
    Inventors: Sylvie Breton, Dennis Brown, Anie Azroyan, Virna F. Cortez-Retamozo, Mikael Pittet
  • Patent number: 9795813
    Abstract: An aerial fire suppressant delivery system uses an outer box or like structure and an inner liner. The inner liner may be a polyurethane bladder with two or more plastic straps RF welded to the polyurethane bladder. The two or more plastic straps are attached both to the bottom surface of the bladder and to the top of the outer box, which is not attached to the sides of the outer box. A fixed or rotary wing aircraft drops the container filled with fire suppressant material. As the container falls, the top of the box flies from the sides of box and the top pulls against the straps. Because the straps are attached to the bladder by RF welding, the straps tear the bladder at their attachments and cause the bladder and container to release the fire suppressant material into the air over the target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Inventors: William W. Cleary, Ty Bonnar
  • Patent number: 9456886
    Abstract: An absorbent article having a longitudinal direction and a transverse direction orthogonal to the longitudinal direction includes an absorbent panel having a ventral region, a dorsal region and an intermediate region between the ventral and dorsal regions in the longitudinal direction. The absorbent panel includes a liquid-permeable topsheet, a liquid-impermeable backsheet and a liquid absorbent core lying between the liquid-permeable topsheet and the liquid-impermeable backsheet. The absorbent core is arranged in a limited area extending from a zone of the intermediate region defined adjacent to a slit for formation of an opening into which the pet animal's tail is inserted into the ventral region and has a first end lying in the ventral region and a second end lying in the intermediate region. A dimension of the ventral region in the transverse direction gradually narrows from the side of the second end toward the first end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Inventor: Daisuke Komatsubara
  • Publication number: 20150080817
    Abstract: Ostomywear by Cathie is a fabric covering, used as a protective barrier over one's colostomy bag. A colostomy bag is made from a plastic, similar to a zip and seal sandwich bag, which is attached to the body by a wax and band aid type skin barrier, adhered to the skin over one's colostomy stoma. The ostomywear is made from designed cotton and blended fabrics, a decorative or plain outside fabric and a lining fabric. Between the outside fabric and the lining is a fabric of high strength, light weight material known as KEVLAR™. My Ostomywear by Cathie is slipped over one's colostomy bag and attached with a hook and loop fastener. Worn under the clothing, one will feel confident to go about their day. The benefit of Ostomywear by Cathie, is protection of the colostomy bag and stoma from tears and trauma, as well as being fashionable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Cathrine Marie Beliveau
  • Patent number: 8979810
    Abstract: A nasal aspiration system for removing secretions from the user's nasal canals includes a port having a cap and a vacuum canister coupled on opposite ends. The cap includes two aspiration tubes extended therefrom. The aspiration tubes are configured for inserting into a user's nasal canals. The port includes a valve disposed therein, where the valve is operable to control the flow of nasal secretion from the aspiration tubes into the vacuum canister.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Inventor: Craig Beyer
  • Publication number: 20140296807
    Abstract: A human waste collection bag comprising a front wall facing away from the skin and a rear wall facing towards the skin, the walls being made from flexible material, the bag having an inlet opening for receiving human waste, wherein at least the front wall has a gray or grayish color that provides low contrast to the wearer's skin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: COLOPLAST A/S
    Inventors: Jakob Bendix, Hans Falleboe, Marcus Hoggarth, Jeanne Marell
  • Patent number: 8845608
    Abstract: A holster-style pouch assembly carries a post-surgical fluid drainage system. The assembly includes an adjustable waistband, a pouch and a loop band. The pouch has an upwardly extending flap for at least partially closing off the pouch interior from the exterior environment. The flap has closure mechanisms attachable to and detachable from closure mechanisms disposed on the pouch interior and exterior. The flap extends over the waistband such that the pouch is suspended and secured with fastening mechanisms to the waistband when the flap closure mechanisms and the pouch closure mechanisms are attached. The pouch is capable of containing at least one post-surgical fluid drainage container. In operation, one or more fluid drainage tubes is capable of extending downwardly into the fluid drainage collection container inside the pouch. The fluid drainage tube is securable between the waistband and the loop band when the band closure mechanisms are attached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: ELN Group, LLC
    Inventors: Nina Krasikoff, Laurine Sargent, Eric Ladewig
  • Publication number: 20140148771
    Abstract: An guard system that aids ostomy pouching systems in preventing the leakage of waste material, guards the user's stoma from blunt force trauma, aids in stabilizing the peristomal region, and helps the user's stoma to protrude is disclosed. The guard system comprises a substantially rigid body having an annular base ring and a cupped area extending generally outwardly from the annular base ring. The cupped area has a top portion and a bottom portion, and the bottom portion and the annular base ring together define an opening dimensioned to permit a waste collection bag employed by the user to be inserted therethrough during use. The guard further may comprise a connecting means to attach to a belt. The guard system may further comprise an adapter that allows the guard to be used in conjunction with a variety of faceplate flange sizes of user's ostomy appliance and provides other beneficial functions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Inventor: Donna E. Luce
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140114266
    Abstract: Various embodiments of an ostomy implant system are provided. A 3D-structured ostomy implant can adapt to the shape of the interface between the intestine and the abdominal wall. The implant can include a funnel-like device where a funnel neck portion can encapsulate and support the intestine and a larger funnel top can attach to and reinforce the abdominal wall. The implant can be a unitary implant constructed of a plurality of undulating strut members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventor: AMS Research Corporation
  • 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: 8608718
    Abstract: A urine collection bag holder including a fabric strip having a hip portion and a leg portion depending therefrom and a pouch removably attached to the leg portion wherein the pouch receives a urine collection bag therein, in order to conceal the urine collection bag beneath a user's clothes. A belt that slidingly engages a continuous belt opening within the hip portion and a pair of leg straps secure the device to a user. A plurality of slits and a tube opening disposed in the leg portion receive and guide a cathether tube therethrough to connect with an upper receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Inventor: Angela A. Patterson-Young
  • Publication number: 20130296813
    Abstract: A snap-on two-piece emergence profile healing abutment provides a trans-gingival piece that can create various gingival shapes and contours of the dental implant emergence profile. The device consists of two main components: a central piece similar to standard healing abutments, having multiple facets; and an interchangeable outer piece used as a gingival emergence profile shell. The gingival emergence profile shell can be configured in various sizes and shapes to best estimate the size and shape of a dental crown to be restored.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Applicant: University of Maryland, Baltimore
    Inventor: Sang-Hoon Park
  • Publication number: 20130289507
    Abstract: The current invention is a garment Drainage bag attachment and process that can be used with any garment or article of clothing. It can be attached to a user's own garment or it can be sold as part of the garment specially made to be sold to Drainage bag users. It consists of a strip of material with two buttons attached in parallel. These buttons are spaced so that they match the slots in the Drainage bag. The strip is attached to the garment a little below waist high on either the slight forward left or slight forward right of the bottom garment, such as pants, shorts or dress being worn by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventor: Lloyd A. Carpenter
  • Publication number: 20130261577
    Abstract: An ostomy belt with a main belt portion, a urine holding pouch portion and a stoma to pouch connector portion. The main belt portion has a semi rigid circular washer that forms an aperture toward one end of the belt. The urine holding pouch portion includes a rigid connector receiving ring, and includes a left and right hook type fastening strips attached to the inside surface of the urine pouch. The connector portion is made of low durometer silicone material and has an outwardly directed doughnut shaped ring capable of engaging a stoma in a secure leak proof and comfortable manner. An outer connector flange engages the circular washer of the belt. An inwardly facing flange engages the perimeter of the pouch connector ring. The main belt portion is wrapped around the mid section of a person and secured by the hook and loop fasteners.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventor: Andre Gene Brazeau
  • Patent number: 8486035
    Abstract: A medical undergarment system effective for supporting an ostomy system consists of a first diagonal catheter channel, a second diagonal catheter channel, a first vertical catheter channel, and a second vertical catheter channel. The system consists of tubing, a base undergarment, and a fluid bag. The medical undergarment system provides a comfortable yet stable ostomy system that can easily be slipped on and off by a user. The system enables convenient and easy removal of bodily fluid when using a catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Inventors: Hector F. Arce, Brian O. Mohika
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130090617
    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: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Inventor: Johan Uveborn
  • Patent number: 8377020
    Abstract: The present invention is an ostomy-bag cover that provides a waterproof covering for an ostomy bag. This permits a patient wearing an ostomy bag to shower or bathe without getting his or her ostomy bag wet. In some embodiments, the ostomy-bag cover is constructed such that the patient can engage in water related activities, including swimming, while wearing the ostomy-bag cover over the ostomy bag and prevent the ostomy bag from getting wet. In some embodiments, the ostomy-bag cover includes a resealable opening configured to allow the patient to empty the ostomy bag without the need to remove the ostomy-bag cover. In other embodiments, the ostomy-bag cover includes a waterproof exhaust vent to allow air to be removed from the ostomy-bag cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Inventor: Marilyn Berven
  • Publication number: 20130035654
    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: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Applicant: Hollister Incorporated
    Inventor: Timothy A. Friske
  • 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: 20120283679
    Abstract: A belly binder for providing support to an ostomy apparatus is disclosed. The belly binder comprises a flexible band, preferably made of a heavy duty elastic material. The band is wrapped around the abdomen of a wearer for support. Fasteners are attached to the ends of the flexible band to hold the band in position. The flexible band comprises, on its surface, an opening that is adapted to receive an ostomy bag. Further, a support member is attached to the flexible band. The support member is such that it forms a pocket/pouch like structure to hold and support the ostomy bag. In one embodiment, the binder can also be in the form of a girdle as a less bulky alternative for individuals concerned about modesty.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2011
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Inventors: Mary L. Berish, Brett R. Berish
  • 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: 8226621
    Abstract: The urine collection bag support belt (10) supports urine bags (B) beneath clothing or when sleeping. The support (10) includes a waist cincture (12) having opposed first and second ends (18, 20) and a central portion. At least one releasable fastener (14, 16) is provided for releasably securing the first end (18) to the second end (20) in order to secure the cincture (12) to the waist. At least one strap (22) is attached to the central portion of the belt (12) and extends downward. The strap (22) is adapted for releasably supporting the urine bag (B). In addition, at least one elongated strip is secured to the belt (12) that supports the tubing (T) connected to the urine collection bag (B) by retaining a serpentine portion of the tubing (T) against the waist cincture (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Inventor: Vicki C. Timmons
  • Publication number: 20120078206
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus for the removal and containment of human waste products from the effected area of incontinent patients. The apparatus and process encapsulates the areas of the body where urine and fecal matter are excreted. In particular, the present invention is directed to an apparatus for the containment and removal of human waste products, comprising: a receptacle; a vacuum connection to apply force for attaching the receptacle to the patient; and a vacuum dispersion membrane to provide mechanical support to the skin so as to minimize tensile force applied to the skin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Inventor: Sang-Hoon Park
  • Patent number: 8096980
    Abstract: A flexible membrane is situated within a rigid or semi-rigid cap. The edge of the cap wall is adhesively fixed to the tissue surrounding the stoma. The interior of the cap is pressurized to press the membrane to seal the stoma against the discharge of solid and semi-solid waste. Gas escapes through a vent with a filter element. The cap can be pressurized by an external pump or an integral pump member situated on top of the cap. A relief valve prevents over pressurization. A collection pouch can be provided as part of a device. The device can be removably mounted on a standard two-piece faceplate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: ConvaTec Technologies Inc.
    Inventor: John B. Cline
  • Patent number: 8092437
    Abstract: A flexible membrane is situated within a rigid or semi-rigid cap. The edge of the cap wall is adhesively fixed to the tissue surrounding the stoma. The interior of the cap is pressurized to press the membrane to seal the stoma against the discharge of solid and semi-solid waste. Gas escapes through a vent with a filter element. The cap can be pressurized by an external pump or an integral pump member situated on top of the cap. A relief valve prevents over pressurization. A collection pouch can be provided as part of a device. The device can be removably mounted on a standard two-piece faceplate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: ConvaTec Technologies Inc.
    Inventor: John B. Cline
  • Patent number: 8088114
    Abstract: A bag cover is fabricated of a flexible material. The bag cover has a rear sheet with a hole adjacent to a top edge. The rear sheet has a downwardly extending projection formed at a bottom edge. The cover has a front sheet overlying the rear sheet. A top edge is essentially midway between top and bottom edges of the rear sheet. A pocket receives and supports a bag. A slit is provided in the rear sheet between an upper edge and the hole. Facing fasteners are provided on the rear sheet adjacent to the slit. The facing fasteners are adapted to be separated to separate a bag from the cover. A fixed patch of hook and loop fasteners is provided on an upper surface of the projection. An overlying removable patch is provided. The patches are adapted to receive a cylindrical portion of a bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Inventor: Marilyn B. Pauze
  • Patent number: 8084051
    Abstract: Therapeutic medical garments for scar treatment includes a composite fabric for treating dermatological scars, wherein a layer of textile fabric and a layer of a therapeutic agent produce a composite sheet suitable for the treatment of dermatologic scars resulting from traumatic, surgical or other injuries to the skin. The composite sheet may be fashioned into garments fitted to the patient for convenience of use, optimization of skin contact, and single step application of pressure therapy and the therapeutic agent. A process of use of the medical garment for applying therapeutic agent and pressure therapies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Bio Med Sciences, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark E. Dillon
  • Patent number: 8070737
    Abstract: A controlled evacuation ostomy appliance comprises a membrane that is urged into sealing engagement with a stoma, by the generation of radial tension in the membrane. A tensioning device applies tension, with respect to the stoma, at one or more positions that are (i) outboard of the periphery of the projecting portion of the stoma, and/or (ii) between the level of the peristomal skin and the level of the most projecting part of the stoma. Tension limiting means are disclosed. The membrane may be gas-permeable to allow flatus to be vented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: ConvaTec Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: John B. Cline, Christopher C. Gregory, Geraint Davies, Alan Cucknell, Julian Scarfe, Pete Cauwood
  • Patent number: 8016802
    Abstract: A manifold for ostomy bag irrigation, including an inlet member having a channel defined therein, a T-member having a channel defined therein and in fluid communication with the inlet member, a left tube having a plurality of apertures defined therein and having one end coupled to the T-member, a right tube having a plurality of apertures defined therein and having one end coupled to the T-member, a left cap having a channel defined therein and coupled to the second end of the left tube, and a right cap having a channel defined therein and coupled to the second end of the right tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Inventor: Kenneth R. Schena
  • Patent number: 7993313
    Abstract: An apparatus to receive feces from an ostomy pouch or urine from a person for disposal which comprises an adjustable strap member worn about a neck of the person to hang down therefrom. A waste receptacle is provided. A mechanism is for detachably mounting the waste receptacle to distal ends of the adjustable strap member at a groin area of the person. The person can discharge the feces from an open end of the ostomy pouch and also urinate into the waste receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Inventor: William P. Roche
  • Patent number: 7981099
    Abstract: A high performance flatus gas filter assembly, and a body waste collection pouch with which it may be used, along with a method for making such an assembly, are disclosed. The assembly includes a filter pad having first and second layers of deodorizing filter media with an imperforate gas and odor barrier layer sandwiched therebetween for blocking the direct flow of gases between the opposing inner faces of the filter layers. An envelope of liquid and gas impermeable material defines a chamber for enclosing the pad. The envelope has walls with first and second openings communicating with central portions of the first and second filter layers, and defines a peripheral space about the pad to permit the outward flow of flatus gases from the peripheral edge surface of one of the filter layers inwardly into the peripheral edge surface of the other of the filter layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Hollister Incorporated
    Inventor: Donncha R. Butler
  • Patent number: 7976522
    Abstract: The invention relates to an appliance for irrigation and/or drainage, which appliance comprising a body side member comprising an adhesive wafer for securing the appliance to the patient's skin, said wafer can be provided with an aperture for receiving a stoma, surrounding a wound, a fistula or a drainage site, a wall of flexible material, the wall comprising a rear wall and a front wall, the rear wall being attached to the wafer and having an opening suitable for surrounding the surface area of the skin to be cleansed, and the front wall comprising a coupling flange adapted for removable coupling and sealing to matching coupling means, an sealed chamber which, when inflated, provides a distance between the adhesive wafer and the coupling flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventors: Michael Hansen, Bent Hall Jensen
  • Patent number: 7942856
    Abstract: A garment for securing and storing bodily fluid drainage reservoirs and other fluid reservoirs. The garment comprises a loose-fitting body with at least one small aperture for receiving drainage tubing and at least one pocket cloth partly fixed to the body of the garment and partly detachably coupled to the body of the garment which allows for the easy storage and removal of the fluid drainage reservoir. The pocket cloth allows for the continuing support of the drainage reservoir as the drainage reservoir becomes heavier e.g. about 1 kilogram, due to the collection of fluid draining from the patient into the drainage reservoir. The secure storage of the drainage reservoir enables the wearer to move without worry of the drainage reservoir coming loose, losing fluid, or being exposed to a non-sterile environment external to the pocket cloth. The garment may be configured for wear by male and female children and adults.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Inventor: Nedda Joy Lentini
  • Patent number: 7935097
    Abstract: This patent discloses a colostomy bag belt to be worn by a person to help secure a colostomy bag to that person in an environment. The colostomy bag belt may include a liquid permeable layer fixed against a liquid impermeable layer to form a waste channel. An absorbent core may be located in the waste channel. The colostomy bag belt may include a colostomy bag hole and the absorbent core may be exposed to the environment through a belt top, belt bottom, and a perimeter of the colostomy bag hole. An adhesive layer may be located on the liquid permeable layer around the hole to adhere to the colostomy bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Inventor: Marcella L. Moore
  • Patent number: 7927311
    Abstract: A lightweight comfortable support sling formed of soft flexible fabric material is supported around the back of the neck of postoperative patients in an inverted U-shaped configuration with the opposed ends of the sling hanging down along the front or sides of the patient's torso. Multiple conventional post-surgical fluid drainage receptacles can be secured at each end of the sling by hook and loop fasteners and adjustably positioned at locations adjacent to the body of the wearer to allow easy access and avoid tangling and stress on the drain tubes. While still having the drainage receptacles attached, the sling can be separated in the middle and easily removed from the patient's neck to relieve pressure, then re-fastened for ambulation. The sling is capable of supporting ten or more drainage bulbs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Inventor: Deborah Bachelder
  • Patent number: 7857796
    Abstract: An ostomy appliance is described in the form of a controlled discharge device for controlling discharge from the stoma and/or an ostomy pouch for collecting discharged waste. The appliance may include one or more of: an elastomeric stoma seal for providing a seal around or directly against the stoma; a stoma occluder for occluding the stoma without passing internally into the stoma; a peristomal foam wall; a confinement seal for confining at least solid excreta to a confinement region adjacent to the stoma; a stowable collector bag; and interchangeable controlled discharge devices and ostomy pouches. The foam wall may provide a barrier to stool, but allow escape of flatus. The foam wall and/or the stoma occluder and/or the confinement seal may apply a force in a direction to increase the sealing force on the stoma seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
    Inventors: John B. Cline, Tinh Nguyen DeMary, Andrew M. Lovatt, Philip A. Davies, Paul A. Johnson, Gary Stacey, Iain Ansell
  • Patent number: 7815618
    Abstract: A closed drainage system for irrigating colostomy bags wherein the bag is irrigated and cleaned while in its operable position associated with the person. More specifically, the invention mounts a manifold within the colostomy bag with an access to a water pressure from outside, the manifold providing a spray dispersion of fluid, or water preferably, at the top of the bag and gravity then drips it down through the bag and out the open bottom, preferably with the residue of the bag being washed out by the water and passing into a toilet where the user flushes the bag to completion of cleaning with all residue from the bag passing into the toilet. A water source from the toilet itself, or other suitable water supply, provides the pressured water to the manifold inside the top of the colostomy bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Inventors: Kenneth R. Schena, Blaine M. Schena
  • Publication number: 20100249734
    Abstract: The present invention provides a device for containing, positioning, holding, and/or supporting an ostomy pouching system. In particular, the present invention provides a bag comprising one or more shoulder support straps for containing, positioning, holding, and supporting an ostomy pouch over a surgical stoma.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Applicant: OSTOMY LIVING, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Strang, David Melnick
  • Patent number: 7780641
    Abstract: Described herein is a transcecal ileostomy set including a balloon catheter equipped with a blocking balloon, which serves for obstruction of a small intestine, and a fixation balloon, which serves for fixation of the balloon catheter inside the large intestine when inflated. Furthermore, it includes a holder, adapted to be fixed to a patient's body from the outside, which serves for closing a large intestine wall by tightening a bioresorbable loop passing through the large intestine wall and abdominal wall. A rotary part of the plastic holder may be affixed with a protrusion serving as a block when turning to tighten the bioresorbable loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
    Inventor: Alexander Ferko
  • Publication number: 20100113999
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a pressure sensitive adhesive composition comprising a continuous phase and a discontinuous phase wherein a) the continuous phase comprises a water vapour permeable hydrophobic polymer; and b) the discontinuous phase comprises a water soluble salt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2007
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Inventors: Peter Kwok Hing Lam, Anders Bach, Mads Lykke, Astrid Toftkaer, Buus Hasse, Tom Kongebo
  • Patent number: 7661152
    Abstract: A flexible belt-shape garment to be use around the torso of a person requiring a gastrostomy tube to be nourished is disclosed. The garment comprises a totally flexible main elongated body having an upper end, a lower end a first lateral side and a second lateral side, an outer surface and an inner surface intended to be in contact with the patient's body. It also comprises an aperture or opening in cooperative action with a flap cover that creates an internal pocket when close, wherein the gastrostomy tube is safely stored; a second mechanism for covering the internal pocket by overlapping the closed cover flap with of one of the lateral sides of the main body and optional ties or laces that are wrap around the installed belt and tie up for maximizing the protection of the gastrostomy tube and the stoma area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Inventor: Raul Manzano-Rivera
  • Patent number: 7658719
    Abstract: A bandage bag provides the dual functions of holding a medical apparatus to a patient for daily wear and of serving as a waterproof bandage, especially for a catheter and its insertion site. The bandage bag comprises a bag and two adhesive layers. The bag opens along a first edge. One adhesive layer is placed along the other three edges on the anterior side of the bag. The second adhesive layer is placed along the first edge on the posterior side of the bag. The bag is attached to a patient's arm near the insertion site using the second adhesive layer. The catheter tubing and port is placed in the bag. The bag is then folded over so the first adhesive layer on the anterior side faces the arm and covers the insertion site, forming a waterproof bandage for the insertion site and the medical apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Assignee: Creative Care Medical Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Bockol, Marla Anne Schram, John Jeffrey Rush
  • Patent number: 7650702
    Abstract: A device for locating and marking the optimum position of the center of a hole for receiving a stoma in a hernia support, said device being in the form of work piece provided with a pattern for identifying and recording the optimum position for placing of the center of the hole provides a simple device and method for an easy determination and marking of the site for a customized hole in standard hernia trousers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2010
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventor: Henrik Jessen Jensen