Receptacle Externally Sealing Around Body Opening To Receive Natural Or Surgical Discharge Patents (Class 604/355)
  • Patent number: 11931014
    Abstract: A device for capturing and disposing of urine comprises an elongated body. The elongated body includes a top surface, a groove disposed in the top surface, a bottom surface, a handle end, and a groin end opposite of the handle end. The device comprises an open neck in fluid communication with the aperture and extending away from the bottom surface. The device comprises a splashguard disposed at least partially around the aperture and extending away from the top surface. A container, such as a disposable bag, may be removably disposed on the open neck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Inventor: Monya Faye Pryor
  • Patent number: 11918220
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a compensator can be attachable to an anvil of a fastening instrument. The compensator can comprise a support layer configured to be attached to the anvil and a scaffold attached to the support layer. In at least one embodiment, the scaffold can comprise a plurality of scaffold layers comprised of a biocompatible material and a plurality of cavities, wherein the layers and the cavities can define a matrix favorable to tissue and cellular ingrowth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Cilag GmbH International
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Murty Vyakarnam
  • Patent number: 11707378
    Abstract: A system including a stoma cover and an applicator for applying a stoma cover for temporarily covering a stoma during exchange of an ostomy appliance. The stoma cover has a hood-like element with a proximal end portion and a distal end portion, wherein the proximal end portion of the hood-like element is configured to be adjustable to provide for a stoma entrance of the stoma cover to be of variable size, which can be manipulated using the applicator. Also disclosed is a stoma cover and a kit of parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventors: Marlene Corydon, Lars Olav Schertiger, Troels Jensen, Joergen Daucke von Barner
  • Patent number: 11590018
    Abstract: A fecal management applicator, a fecal management assembly, and a fecal management method are described herein. A fecal management applicator may include a handle portion, and a head portion extending from the handle portion. The head portion may include an inner head wall portion that extends axially from the handle portion and an outer head wall portion that extends radially outwardly from the inner head wall portion and curves over the inner head wall portion. The fecal management applicator may define a channel that extends continuously through the handle portion and the head portion along an entire axial length of the fecal management applicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: Medline Industries, LP
    Inventors: Morgan Uridil, Amanda Roszkowiak
  • Patent number: 11583434
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a urinary collection and drainage device configured to be externally worn on a crotch region of a female wearer. The device includes a collection portion and a funnel portion extending from the collection portion. The collection portion is configured to substantially cover the wearer's vagina so as to receive and facilitate directional flow of urine, that the wearer excretes, into the funnel portion. The funnel portion facilitates flow of the urine to exit the device through an outlet opening of the funnel portion. Also disclosed are assemblies, kits and methods, incorporating the device in connection with additional components to enable a female wearer to urinate, in a sanitary manner, without disrobing, e.g., while standing, kneeling or in a similar position that would not obstruct the flow of urine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Inventor: Carolyn Cimino
  • Patent number: 10660785
    Abstract: A garment for long duration waste removal includes, among other things, a containment layer, a containment interface defining a passage, a storage container extending from the containment interface, and a cleansing member routed through the passage, and into the storage container. The cleansing member is moveable relative to the containment layer to remove solid waste. A waste management system for long duration vehicle operations is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPORATION
    Inventors: Cory Kaufman, David Autrey, Gary Van Stephenson, Shawn R. Macleod
  • Patent number: 9301752
    Abstract: A tissue thickness compensator can comprise a plurality of layers. Various embodiments are disclosed herein for manufacturing a tissue thickness compensator. In certain embodiments, a tissue thickness compensator can comprise at least one medicament tube, capsule, and/or packet contained therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Ethicon Endo-Surgery, LLC
    Inventors: Venkataramanan Mandakolathur Vasudevan, Taylor W. Aronhalt, Jeffrey L. Aldridge, Charles J. Scheib, Chunlin Yang, Christopher J. Schall, Chester O. Baxter, III, Iksoo Chun, Rao S. Bezwada, Sean P. Conlon, Michael S. Cropper, Joshua R. Uth, Richard L. Leimbach, Donna L. Korvick
  • Patent number: 9232941
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a tissue thickness compensator can comprise a compressible extracellular matrix and a bioabsorbable material dispersed within the extracellular matrix, wherein the bioapsorption of the bioabsorbable material is configured to leave behind channels in the extracellular matrix. The tissue thickness compensator can also comprise generation means for generating the ingrowth of tissue into the channels. In at least one embodiment, the tissue thickness compensator can comprise dissolvable wicking members which, when dissolved, can leave behind channels in the tissue thickness compensator. In certain embodiments, the tissue thickness compensator can comprise at least one rupturable capsule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
    Inventors: Venkataramanan Mandakolathur Vasudevan, Cortney E. Henderson, Taylor W. Aronhalt, Jeffrey L. Aldridge, Charles J. Scheib, Chunlin Yang, Christopher J. Schall, Chester O. Baxter, III, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Joseph H. Contiliano, Tamara Widenhouse, Donna L. Korvick
  • Patent number: 9186443
    Abstract: A bandage has a first sheet overlying a wound and located adjacent to it and a top sheet overlying the first sheet. The first sheet has a plurality of discrete passageways overlying the wound and adapted to communicate negative pressure established by a negative pressure source to the wound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: KCI Medical Resources
    Inventors: Alan Wayne Henley, Leigh Marie Moses, Ronald Leslie Sanderson, John Howard, James H. Price, Russell W. Bessette
  • 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: 8968262
    Abstract: A wound irrigation kit includes a basin for collecting irrigation fluid that is configured to closely fit the specific body part that is to be irrigated. The kit optionally includes a grommet that can be readily incorporated into the basin to allow for active draining of the basin during the irrigation procedure. The kit also optionally includes a flexible irrigation shield that can be attached to an existing irrigation device and that can be readily modified to vary its length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Dilip Tapadiya, M.D., Inc.
    Inventor: Dilip Tapadiya
  • Patent number: 8939952
    Abstract: A rectal appliance with a tubular member defining a communication passage for body waste, and first and second inflatable chamber portions carried on the tubular member for forming internal and external seals with respect to the anus. One or both of the inflatable chamber portions have a partly flared shape. The second inflatable chamber portion has a low external profile, and a concave sealing surface. The inflatable chamber portions are defined at least partly by a common flexible membrane that is constrained near a middle region to define a narrow waist between the two inflatable chamber portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Convatec Technologies Inc.
    Inventor: Bret Weig
  • 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: 20140323909
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a collector for human feces, consisting of: a fixing plate (100) comprising a C-shaped left plate (101) and a C-shaped right plate (101?) of which the ends are connected to each other so as to have a penetrated central portion and be folded over each other; a feces collection bag (200) of which the end is fixed to one lateral side of the fixing plate (100), and which ordinarily is rolled to be inserted between the folded C-shaped left plate (101) and C-shaped right plate (101?) of the fixing plate (100), and is pushed out from a penetrated hole of the fixing plate (100) when feces is injected; and an adhesion means (300). Since the feces collection bag does not come in contact with the anus when being worn, ease of defecation is facilitated due to improved comfort.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2012
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventor: Kyoung-Hun Kim
  • Patent number: 8847001
    Abstract: A sanitary disposable urine device is provided that includes an inner ring and outer ring each having a top surface and opposing bottom surface. The outer ring is substantially concentric with the inner ring and may be offset. At least one of the top surfaces of the inner and outer rings conforms to a body contour of a user's perineum. The device includes a hand holder coupled to the bottom surface of the inner ring, the hand holder having an opening configured to match to the inner ring. The device includes a fluid containing bag having an open end attached to the hand holder such that fluid flows through the inner ring and the opening of the hand holder into the fluid containing bag during usage. The device includes an inner bag inside the fluid containing bag having an absorbent material and an outer sealable bag to secure the device after use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Mercy Medical Research Institute
    Inventors: Roger Huckfeldt, Cindy Lowe, Keela Davis, Martin Reuter, John Price, Debbie Sue Mikkelson
  • Publication number: 20140276501
    Abstract: An adhesive patch and its methods of application are provided. The adhesive patch comprises a curved base extending between an apex of the patch and a bottom of the patch, wherein the apex is located at a first end on a perimeter edge of the patch, the bottom is located at a second end on the perimeter edge, and the second end is opposite the first end. The patch further comprises a first side of the patch that extends from the curved base to the perimeter edge. The patch further comprises a hole in the curved base, wherein the curved base and the first side are configured to attach and conform to a three-dimensional region of a wearer's body, and wherein the hole is configured to align with an opening in the wearer's body to receive and facilitate the passage of liquids, solids, or gases from the wearer's body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Hollister Incorporated
    Inventor: George J. Cisko
  • Publication number: 20140276502
    Abstract: A retention cuff for a fecal collection device has an inflatable body with a proximal end, a proximal end flow opening, a free end, and a free end flow opening. An interior volume within the body is fillable with a medium to inflate the cuff. An axial flow path extends along an axis of and through the body and is in flow communication with the proximal and free end openings. A plurality of lateral flow pathways in the body are in flow communication with the axial flow path. The plurality of lateral flow pathways provides fluid flow in a direction different from the axial flow path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Hollister Incorporated
    Inventors: George J. Cisko, Thomas H. Gilman, Malford Eugene Cullum, Richard I. Murahata
  • Patent number: 8807412
    Abstract: A carrier system for carrying medical device accessories includes a first battery pouch to enclose at least a portion of a first battery and a garment to be worn about a torso. The garment including a plurality of accessory connection features adapted to allow for adjustable attachment of at least the first battery pouch and for adjustable attachment of a medical device controller that is electrically connected to a medical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Thoratec Corporation
    Inventors: Ralph Thomas, Thomas Orduna, Maximillian Gubbins, Edward Geiselhart, David C. Brown
  • Publication number: 20140163499
    Abstract: A disimpaction bag includes a bag-shaped main body, an adhesive portion, and at least one finger insertion portion. The at least one finger insertion portion protrudes from either of a lateral surface and a bottom surface of the main body toward inside of the main body, and has a closed tip. The at least one finger insertion portion is configured so as to accommodate at least one finger inserted therein from outside of the main body, and to insert at least one portion thereof into an anus through the opening of the main body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: National University Corporation Nagoya University
    Inventors: Atsuko Maekawa, Kenji Onishi
  • Publication number: 20140116448
    Abstract: A disposable device for containing stool from a laboring patient on an operating table comprising a flexible bag portion comprising an open end, the open end comprising an integral curvilinear attachment portion comprising means for manually securely attaching the device to the area above the perineum and around the rectum of the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Inventor: MIRIAM MACKOVIC-BASIC
  • 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: 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: 8641694
    Abstract: A fluid containment pouch is provided that includes a first layer of material having a first thermal characteristic and a second layer of material having a second thermal characteristic. The first layer of material is thermally compatible with a patient covering upon which it is to be thermally bonded. Thermal bonds between the fluid containment pouch and the patient covering form fluid containment channels that retain expelled body fluids during a patient's operation to help maintain a sterile operating environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Microtek Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Delorse Louise Price, Richard H. Taylor
  • Publication number: 20140031775
    Abstract: An undergarment is provided in the form of a brassiere which includes comfort and stylistic features to assist in post-surgical recovery. In other implementations, a camisole is provided which includes comfort and stylistic features to assist in post-surgical recovery. In one application, the post-surgical undergarment is configured to assist in the recovery of mastectomy patients.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: JEAN CRISS MEDIA LLC
    Inventor: Jean Criss
  • Patent number: 8608719
    Abstract: A disposable partially flexible surgical fluid container. The apparatus includes a triangular shaped portion comprising a rigid fluid collection portion for storing fluids, a flexible sealing portion for creating a seal for catching surgical fluids, an ergonomic handle portion for grasping and holding and a horizontal bottom portion for standing the apparatus upright when placed on a flat surface. The flexible sealing portion includes a flexible, conformable material for conforming to flat, convex and concave wound surfaces and creating a seal between the flexible pouring portion and the wound surfaces to prevent leaking of collected surgical fluids (e.g., irrigation fluids, etc.) during a surgery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Inventor: Stephen P. Ray
  • Patent number: 8574208
    Abstract: A disposable waste bag to be used in the management and collection of a user's urine and fecal matter in places where sanitary facilities do not exist or other situations that make the use of the present invention desirable. A sheet having a substantially truncated triangular shape having a front end and a larger rear side with two lateral rear ends. A rim with a narrow portion is cooperatively shaped to cover the user's genitalia. An enlarged portion of the rim covers the perianal area. The rim is slightly stiffer than the sheet member and extends symmetrically and longitudinally from the first end towards the rear side. The rim is preferably provided with a sealing adhesive to prevent the collected urine and feces from spilling out. A belt is used around a user's waist to keep the bag in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Inventor: Linda Sippio
  • Patent number: 8551062
    Abstract: A male external incontinence device includes a first seal formed of adhesive leaves carried by a housing and a second seal attached to the housing to be at a fixed position relative to the first seal and having a length to extend around the first seal after the leaves are secured to a penis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: BioDerm, Inc.
    Inventor: Dennis M. Kay
  • 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: 8506537
    Abstract: Sealing device for sealing externally debouching, natural or artificial body canals of animals or human beings, the device enabling liquid tight sealing against the inner wall of the bowel system of the animal or human being, the device further being made from a resilient material. The device is soft and resilient and may thus not trigger the analreflex, but is still able to provide a fluid-tight seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventors: Jan Torstensen, Allan Tanghoj
  • Patent number: 8491552
    Abstract: An external catheter device is disclosed which prevents infection arising from bacterial and/or yeast growth within the external catheter. To achieve such result, the external catheter device is coated with an antiseptic agent that is able to effectively kill and prevent the growth of bacteria and yeast. Additionally, the external catheter device may have an adhesive agent coating on its inner surface to prevent the condom from shifting while on the patient's penis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Adapta Medical, Inc.
    Inventor: Jamie Glen House
  • Publication number: 20130158489
    Abstract: This invention relates to the field of nursing machines and discloses an intelligent nursing machine including a feces collector, a connection pipe connected with the feces collector, and a sewage collector connected with the connection pipe. The feces collector includes a wearing portion and a silica gel leather cover disposed at the wearing portion. The silica gel leather cover includes at least two corrugated layers and a skin contact layer disposed at outer sides of the corrugated layers. The two adjacent corrugated layers are mutually overlaid. A feces collecting opening of the nursing machine can tightly contact the private part of the human body and does not leak the patient's feces from the lateral or rear side, greatly reducing cleaning burden on the medical personnel. The operation is very simple and convenient, suitable for the old people and patients in the hospital. The intelligent nursing machine has high economically practicality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicants: ZHEJIANG XINFENG MEDICAL APPARATUS CO., LTD., HANGZHOU YINAO INTELLIGENCE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jiawei Ying, Hui Chen, Jie Hu
  • Patent number: 8455710
    Abstract: Wound treatment dressings comprising combinations of at least one conductive layer, at least one absorbent layer or a moisture regulation layer, and methods of making and methods of use are disclosed for treatment of wounds in humans and animals. The novel dressings aid in healing by helping restore the transepithelial potential of the skin, providing a functional anti-microbial barrier, and allowing for regulation of the moisture content of the wound without disturbing the wound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Argentum Medical, LLC
    Inventor: A. Bart Flick
  • 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: 8409158
    Abstract: An ostomy device that comprises an adhesive wafer for attaching to the skin around the stoma. The wafer comprises an adhesive layer having a proximal adhesive side and a distal side, where the distal side is covered with a backing layer. The wafer comprises a central portion and a peripheral portion, and it comprises a proximal section located on the proximal side of the central portion and a distal section visually arranged on the distal side of peripheral portion, wherein the distal section changes colour when the proximal section is exposed to fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventors: Henrik Edvardsen, Michael Hansen, Danuta Ciok, Lene Feldskov Nielsen, Kent Hoeier Nielsen
  • Patent number: 8388588
    Abstract: Here is disclosed a urine receiver. The urine receiver which collects urine of a wearer of the urine receiver under suction force has a container member provided with a bottom, a peripheral wall and flange. The container member has a suction tube which extends through the peripheral wall and has a urine suction port opening toward the interior of the container member and a urine evacuation port opening toward the exterior of the container member. The evacuation port is adapted to be connected to a connector of a urine suction means provided externally of the container member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Unicharm Corporation
    Inventors: Ichiro Wada, Miou Suzuki, Naruto Matsushita, Kiyoshi Toda, Yuichi Hirai, Masaho Hayashi, Hiroshi Uematsu, Toshihiko Uenishi
  • Patent number: 8382731
    Abstract: Provided is a device for treatment of wounds using reduced pressure, which includes a pump, a gas barrier cover, a first compressible material which expands after compression, and a second material capable of absorbing wound fluids several times its own weight. The first and second materials are arranged inside the cover and form a reservoir connected to the pump. The device also includes an inlet for connecting the reservoir with a wound, a wound pad to be arranged in the wound cavity, and a sealing covering the wound and the wound pad. A third material with high liquid spreading capability is arranged around at least a major part of the first material, and the second material is in the form of at least one layer arranged outside the third material and separated from the first material by the third material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Molnlycke Health Care AB
    Inventor: Ulf Johannison
  • 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: 8343028
    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: October 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Thoratec Corporation
    Inventors: Igor Gregoric, Branislav Radovancevic, Alex Y. Hsia
  • Patent number: 8337477
    Abstract: An extra-labia urine voiding apparatus including a container sized and shaped to externally cover a vulval region of a female anatomy. The container has an open side and defines a reservoir that is adapted for receiving urine. The container also includes a substantially planar surface disposed at a top of the container adapted to face and generally surround a periphery of the vulval region. An extra-labia sealing structure is affixed to the planar surface of the top of the container. The sealing structure includes a pressure sensitive adhesive adapted to provide a generally fluid tight primary adhesive seal between the container and external tissue generally surrounding the vulval region. A blocking mechanism connected proximate the top of the container prevents escape of urine from the voiding apparatus and contact of urine with the vulval region of the female anatomy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: FemMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Parks, James C. Block
  • Patent number: 8308726
    Abstract: A system to minimize fluid turbulence inside a tissue cavity during endoscopic procedures. A body tissue cavity of a subject is distended by continuous flow irrigation using a solenoid operated pump on the inflow side and a positive displacement pump, such as a peristaltic pump, on the outflow side, such that the amplitude of the pressure pulsations created by the outflow positive displacement pump inside the said tissue cavity is substantially dampened to almost negligible levels. The present invention also provides a method for accurately determining the rate of fluid loss into the subject's body system during any endoscopic procedure without utilizing any deficit weight or fluid volume calculation, the same being accomplished by using two fluid flow rate sensors. The present invention also provides a system of creating and maintaining any desired pressure in a body tissue cavity for any desired cavity outflow rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Inventors: Atul Kumar, Alka Kumar
  • Patent number: 8292860
    Abstract: A medical, post surgery fluid drainage system, such as for use by a mastectomy patient, that allows the wearer/patient to discretely and safely secure and wear the system under clothing. The system includes a mesh fabric pouch having front and rear walls secured together along a bottom edge and along the sides with an open top edge. Inside the pouch are plural fluid receiving bulbs or receptacles. Connected to the bulbs are a like plurality of drain lines or tubes to allow drainage of fluid from plural chest incisions to the bulbs. Further, attachment mechanisms are included to removably secure the pouch to the body of the wearer/patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Inventors: Gwen C. Persichetti, Frank W. Piraino
  • Patent number: 8277427
    Abstract: A fecal management device suitable for attachment directly to the perianal skin between the buttocks of the wearer. The device utilizes an optimised adhesive wafer in order to securely attach the device to the skin of the wearer so that the device is maintained in position for the entire period of wear, including circumstances or periods of wear during which the wearer is active, i.e. not bedridden. In addition the fecal management device of the present invention has the ability for easy application of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventors: Henrik Edvardsen, Danuta Ciok, Michael Hansen, Esben Stroebech
  • Publication number: 20120245544
    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: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2010
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventor: Talabushi Akanganyira Mukuta
  • Patent number: 8221369
    Abstract: An extra-labia urine voiding apparatus including a container sized and shaped to externally cover a vulval region of a female anatomy. The container has an open side and defines a reservoir that is adapted for receiving urine. The container also includes a surface disposed at a top of the container adapted to face and generally surround a periphery of the vulval region. The voiding apparatus also includes a conduit in fluid communication with the reservoir of the container and adapted for draining urine from the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: FemMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Parks, James C. Block
  • Patent number: 8217221
    Abstract: A controlled evacuation ostomy appliance including a collection pouch, and an urging device for applying a sealing force through the pouch wall to seal the stoma. The pouch wall may seal directly against the stoma, or the pouch may have an internal sealing member that is pressed by the pouch wall against the stoma. The urging device provides an adjustable sealing force. The pouch may be disposable. The urging device may be reusable with a replacement pouch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: ConvTec Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Geraint Davies, John Cline, Christopher C. Gregory, Alan Cucknell, Julian Scarfe, Pete Cauwood
  • Patent number: 8192413
    Abstract: The external urinary catheter comprises a sheath portion (1) and a tip portion (3). A layer of adhesive (7) is provided on the inner side of the sheath portion (1) and extends between a first limit (7a) and a second limit (7b). At least one indication (8) indicating at least the first limit (7a) of the layer of adhesive (7) is provided. The indication may be a visual indication, e.g. in the form of a colored line (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventor: Henrik Bork Bjerregaard
  • Patent number: 8147469
    Abstract: A layered adhesive construction comprising a backing layer and a first and second layer of hydrocolloid adhesive, where the first and second layer of hydrocolloid adhesive have different composition, and the second layer of hydrocolloid adhesive is at least partly interposed between the first layer of hydrocolloid adhesive and the backing layer, the first and second adhesive layers consisting of a continuous phase and a discontinuous phase where the discontinuous phase of the first adhesive layer comprises a hydrocolloids providing a higher moisture absorption capacity and higher initial rate of absorption to the adhesive layer than the hydrocolloids in the discontinuous phase of the second adhesive layer, and the discontinuous phase of second layer of adhesive comprises hydrocolloids providing a higher cohesion following moisture absorption to the adhesive compared to the hydrocolloid in the discontinuous phase of the first adhesive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventors: Bolette Nordby, Danuta Ciok
  • Patent number: 8128608
    Abstract: The automatic pubic area cleansing system includes a ventilated diaper and a removable insert pad. At least one sensor is disposed in the system. The sensors are connected to a control unit that activates a ventilating and evacuating system when moisture is detected in the diaper. A massage head is disposed in a rear portion of the pad and can provide stimulation to the coccyx area of the patient to prevent the formation of a decubitus ulcer in the region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Inventor: Claude Thevenin
  • 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