Receptacle Placed Under Or Against Body To Collect Discharge During Surgical Or Obstetrical Operations Patents (Class 604/356)
  • Patent number: 10384868
    Abstract: A trash can stabilizer which can be mounted on the ground and includes flexible arms on a fixed vertical support. The support includes a base leg composed of at least two flat plates adapted to be slid along a track built on the base leg; an adjustable back plate; and at least two support bars in direct communication with the base leg and the back plate. The stabilizer includes at least two arcuate shaped flexible arms adapted to effectively hold and stabilize a trash can or the like wherein the arcuate shaped flexible arms are in direct communication with and extending horizontally from the back plate and wherein the flexible arm can conform to any shape or size of a trash can or the like such that the flexible arm can securely keep the trash can in place and thereby stabilize the trash from tipping or being knocked over.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventor: John Peter Poulopoulos
  • Patent number: 9566455
    Abstract: A system and method for fluid control in a thermal therapy system is disclosed. A fluid circuit permits passage of a fluid through a fluid circuit, including into and out of a treatment zone so as to cool or heat or maintain a temperature in said treatment zone at or near a desired temperature. The temperature is sensed at a point in the circuit between a discharge of a fluid pump and the treatment zone. MRI based thermometry of tissue in the treatment zone is accomplished in some aspects. Furthermore, a desired temperature may be programmably set to a given value or within a band of values using a processor and a temperature controller. In some aspects, leakage of fluid from a patient or from the fluid control system is captured by a leak-proof member to protect imaging and treatment equipment from damage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Profound Medical Inc.
    Inventors: Cameron Mahon, Sean Donaldson
  • Patent number: 9023003
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a planar pad manufactured from three layers, each layer made from materials of differing properties. A contact layer being safe for a neonatal infant's skin is the top layer. The middle layer is an absorption layer positioned immediately below the contact layer. The absorption layer is of a two-part construction having a first half and a corresponding second half which abuts the first half. The absorption layer is operable for dispersing and containing fluids within the pad. The bottom layer is a waterproof barrier layer which is posited directly below the absorbency layer, preferably constructed of flashspun high-density polyethylene, and is also a two part construction. An internal pull tab maintains the pad in a single assembly. Upon removing the pull tab, the pad assembly splits into two separate assembly halves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Inventor: Jennifer J. Bracci
  • Publication number: 20150088083
    Abstract: The Hand Pan™ is an improvement on existing plastic basins used for medical purposes. It is specifically designed and shaped to neatly accommodate the irrigating of hand wounds (traumatic and surgical) in the operating room and emergency room settings. Nothing else currently exists like it.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: Timothy Graham Allen
  • 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: 8939953
    Abstract: A method of protecting sensitive tissue from damage during a surgical procedure using at least one medical tool having a rotatable bit capable of removing tissue, including selecting a multilayer sponge having (i) a tissue-compatible layer with a tissue contact surface capable of being placed against the sensitive tissue, and (ii) a low-friction layer having a lower coefficient of friction than that of the tissue-compatible layer, being affixed to the tissue-compatible layer, and having an outward-facing surface including biocompatible material not easily worn away by brief contact with the rotatable bit during the surgical procedure. The method further includes placing the tissue contact surface of the biocompatible layer against sensitive tissue such that the outward-facing surface of the low-friction layer is positioned between the sensitive tissue and the rotatable bit to protect the sensitive tissue from damage and prevent the sponge from being drawn around the bit when it rotates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Inventor: Weiru Shao
  • Patent number: 8926578
    Abstract: A male incontinence protector includes a longitudinal direction and a transverse direction, a front end portion with a front end edge, and a rear end portion with a rear end edge. The front end portion has greater maximum extension in the transverse direction than the maximum extension of the rear end portion in the transverse direction. The male incontinence protector further includes side edges extending between the front end edge and the rear end edge, a garment-facing surface, and a wearer-facing surface. The incontinence protector has a tendon engagement member arranged in the rear end portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventor: Solgun Drevik
  • Publication number: 20140309603
    Abstract: A medical device for use in collecting bodily waste material includes a main pouch (1) with an attachment area for attachment to a patient body interface (11). The main pouch (1) has a front side (3, 4) with a re-closable aperture therein, wherein the front side (3, 4) furthermore includes a sealing assembly (2) of a double line-type. The medical device can be an ostomy bag or a wound management bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: OxMed International GmbH
    Inventor: Heleen DE WEERT
  • Patent number: 8839812
    Abstract: A surgical suction mat for collecting and evacuating surgical fluids, the mat including a foam body having a surrounding border; a series of grooves defined on a first portion of the foam body and located interior of the border and defined substantially across the foam body, the grooves uniformly increasing in depth from adjacent a first side of the border of the foam body to a location adjacent an opposite second side of the border of the foam body, the grooves each being closed at a first end proximate the first side of the foam body and open an opposite second end; a plurality of spaced apart upper surfaces in-between the grooves and being of substantially uniform elevation to permit a relatively uniform and level upper mat surface on which a user can stand; a collection channel defined on a second portion of the foam body, the channel extending substantially perpendicular across the grooves, the collection channel being closed at each end and along one side of its length and the other side of the channel
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: DeRoyal Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Benny Tanhehco, Lee Freeman, Joshua Garvey, Mark Justice, Craig Fernandes
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8790323
    Abstract: A blood containment sleeve of any material and in any form with a cut in it, that dialysis patients wear, preferably, on their arm. The sleeve allows for the dialysis to be carried on and contains the blood spill. Main ideas disclosed are the cut in the sleeve and the containment of the patient's blood. The cut on the sleeve may be a simple cut or a cut with a zipper. The sleeve can have elastic closures at both ends. The sleeve may be by itself or on a shirt, jacket or any other apparel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Inventor: Nelson Gilyanna
  • Patent number: 8747376
    Abstract: A reduced pressure treatment system is provided that includes a canister that is fluidly connected to a tissue site and is configured to receive fluid drawn from the tissue site under the influence of a reduced pressure. A reduced pressure source provides the reduced pressure and is fluidly connected to the tissue site by a fluid communication path, which may include a source conduit, the canister, and a target conduit. A sensing device communicates with the source conduit and is configured to sense a pressure in the source conduit. A valve communicates with the source conduit and is configured to vent the reduced pressure. A processing unit communicates with the sensing device and the valve and is configured to open the valve for a selected amount of time, determine a decay of reduced pressure, and determine a fill status of the canister based on the decay of reduced pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Brian Locke, Timothy Mark Robinson, David Robson Blandford
  • 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
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130296817
    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: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventor: Stephen P. RAY
  • Patent number: 8574207
    Abstract: The invention relates to a two-piece ostomy device comprising a base plate for adhering to the skin surrounding a stoma and a releasable collecting bag for collecting output from said stoma. The base plate is releasably connectable to the collecting bag via a first annular flange arranged on the base plate and a second annular flange arranged on the collecting bag. An adhesive is at least partly disposed on at least one of the flanges. The ostomy device further comprises a first through-going hole extending through the first annular flange along a first axis and a second through-going hole extending through the second annular flange along a second axis, wherein the ostomy device further comprises a guiding aid for arranging the first annular flange and the second annular flange in a guiding configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventors: Rasmus Lundholt, Anders Rørdam Michelsen, Philip Olsen, Lars Olav Schertiger
  • Patent number: 8506542
    Abstract: The invention relates to a two-piece ostomy device comprising a base plate for adhering to the skin surrounding a stoma and a releasable collecting bag for collecting output from said stoma. The base plate is releasably connectable to the collecting bag via a first annular flange arranged on the base plate and a second annular flange arranged on the collecting bag. An adhesive is at least partly disposed on at least one of the flanges. The ostomy device further comprises a first through-going hole extending through the first annular flange along a first axis and a second through-going hole extending through the second annular flange along a second axis, wherein the ostomy device further comprises a guiding aid for arranging the first annular flange and the second annular flange in a guiding configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventors: Rasmus Lundholt, Anders Rørdam Michelsen, Philip Olsen, Lars Olav Schertiger
  • Patent number: 8439884
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a component (1) making it easier to fasten a stoma bandage (6) to skin. According to the invention, the component comprises a plastic film (2) coated with a layer (3) of a soft and skin-compatible silicone elastomer which adheres to skin. The component also has a through-opening (4) intended to be applied around a stoma.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Molnlycke Health Care AB
    Inventors: Tomas Fabo, Bengt Soderstrom, Anna Svensby
  • Patent number: 8377015
    Abstract: To provide a wound dressing having absorbability and improved so as not to be adhere to wounds, a wound dressing 10 is provided, which includes a perforated material 20 having a top face and a bottom face and having plural through-holes 21, and an absorbent material 30 disposed on the top face of the perforated material, and in which at least the bottom face of the perforated material 20 is coated with a silicone resin 40 except leaving at least a part of the through-holes so as not to block up all the through-holes, and at least a part 31 of the absorbent material facing the through-holes of the perforated material is coated with the silicone resin 40, and to allow fluid penetration from the bottom face side of the perforated material into the inside of the absorbent material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Alcare Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Ueda, Toshimichi Matsuzaka
  • 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: 8338658
    Abstract: A diaper changing mat comprising an attached, flexible and infant-drapeable, fold-over urine shield structured and arranged to prevent urine exposure from infant-generated urine while still providing easy access to the infant's diaper area. The diaper changing mat is preferably disposable. A preferred heart-shaped urine shield blocks urine streams without hindering access to the infant's diaper area. Alternately preferably, the diaper changing mat may be reusable and washable or preferably comprise a removable waterproof insert. The diaper changing mat may also attach to a changing-table element, such as, for example, a foam pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Inventor: Lisa L. Kruger
  • Patent number: 8303556
    Abstract: A device for men to manage the involuntary loss of bladder control, the device includes an upper portion integral to a lower portion, wherein the lower portion defines a retention body having a lower opening to access an inner chamber sized and shaped to accommodate the insertion of a male penis. The upper portion defines an upper hood having an open position and a closed position. A replaceable absorbent member is disposed on an interior of the upper portion, and an attachment member releasably secures the upper portion to the retention member such that the upper portion is in the closed position. The device further consists of a first layer having a plurality of vent holes positioned along the length and width of the first layer and, a second layer having a plurality of vent holes positioned along the length and width of the second layer. A plurality of dimples are sandwiched between the first and second layers that form a separation between the layers and provides ventilation to the inner chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Inventor: Wayne White
  • 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: 8206363
    Abstract: The invention provides a device adapted to assist the sterilization of a limb surface, comprising a flexible tubular sleeve, closed at one end, shaped and sized so as to loosely fit, in use, around the limb of a patient whose limb surface is to be sterilized. The sleeve bas limb-sealing means, located close to or at each end of the sleeve, and each capable of forming, in use, a seal between the sleeve and the limb of a patient. The device is particularly suitable to assist in de-contamination of limbs prior to surgery thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
    Inventor: Lionel Christopher Bainbridge
  • Publication number: 20110319844
    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: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2010
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Inventors: Delorse Louise Price, Richard H. Taylor
  • Patent number: 7994233
    Abstract: A thermoplastic composition that includes from about 1% by weight to 25% by weight block copolymer having the formula (A-B)x or A-B-A, where the A block includes polyvinylarene, the B block includes poly(monoalkenyl) and x is an integer of at least one, spherical superabsorbent particles comprising polyacrylate, and plasticizing oil, the composition exhibiting water gel time of no greater than 2 minutes, a viscosity of no greater than 100,000 centipoise and a wet tensile strength of at least 15 g/in2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: H.B. Fuller Company
    Inventors: Fouad D. Mehawej, Eugene R. Simmons
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20110190720
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a fluid absorbing sheet comprising a bottom- or under-layer of water- or fluid-tight material, a middle layer of super absorbent polymer (SAP) and an upper layer of diffusing material, the fluid absorbing sheet further comprises at least one water- or fluid-tight bag for collecting and/or disposing of body fluids and/or other body wastes. The invention also relates to a method of manufacturing such a sheet as well as its use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2009
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Applicant: ASAP-NORWAY AS
    Inventor: Astrid Skreosen
  • Publication number: 20110092930
    Abstract: A disposable slip-resistant and preferably absorbent protective medical table sheet for protecting a medical table, such as an operating table or an examination table, from contamination due to contact with bodily fluids or other contaminants associated with a patient positioned upon the table sheet covering the medical table, and for resisting slippage between the patient and the table sheet and between the table sheet and the medical table and, if a lift sheet is used, between the table sheet and the lift sheet. The table sheet preferably includes an impermeable layer with a slip-resistant and absorbent layer of foam material on its upper side and a distribution of slip-resistant material on its lower side. The lower side of the impermeable layer may itself be comprised of slip-resistant material. The table sheet is preferably fan-and-book-foldable into a compact yet rapidly unfoldable table sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2009
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Applicant: TriMountain Medical Resources LLC
    Inventor: Christopher D. Poorman
  • Patent number: 7905870
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and device for collecting, retaining, draining, and measuring fluid loss in a myriad of medical procedures. Particularly, this invention relates to a device for collecting and measuring runoff fluid comprising a flexible liner and a frame adapted to removably receive said liner so as to conform the liner to a three-sided container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Inventor: Robert D. Harty
  • Patent number: 7785303
    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: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Dilip Tapadiya, M.D., Inc.
    Inventor: Dilip Tapadiya
  • Patent number: 7731702
    Abstract: A portable closed wound drainage system that uses a pouch shaped dressing which is inserted into a wound. At least a portion of the outer surface of the pouch is porous to allow exudates to enter. Exudates are removed from the pouch by flexible tubing which is secured inside the pouch at one end and secured at the other end to a portable drain/suction unit. The pouch contains porous material. The tubing can have a single or multi-lumen structure. The pouch and the tube are sealed by a flexible sealing material which is applied to the outer surface of the skin. A cosmetic cover sheet is attached to the patient's skin over the closed wound drainage system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: NeoGen Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Farhad Bybordi, John J. Biggie, Lydia B. Biggie, John A. Dawson
  • Publication number: 20100137820
    Abstract: According to one embodiment of the invention, an apparatus used for collecting fluids during a medical procedure includes a fluid collection pouch having an open end, an inflatable bladder substantially surrounding a perimeter of the open end, and a pump coupled to the inflatable bladder. The pump is operable to inflate the inflatable bladder. According to another embodiment of the invention, an apparatus used for collecting fluids during a medical procedure includes a fluid collection pouch having an open end with a perimeter, a channel surrounding approximately one half of the perimeter of the open end, an inflatable bladder disposed within the channel, and a pump disposed within the channel and coupled to the inflatable bladder. The pump is operable to inflate the inflatable bladder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2010
    Publication date: June 3, 2010
    Applicant: ECOLAB INC.
    Inventors: Dan R. Lee, Michael A. Gil, Lewis Dorsey Cox, Lloyd G.B. Cooper
  • Publication number: 20100125260
    Abstract: A device for men to manage the involuntary loss of bladder control, the device includes an upper portion integral to a lower portion, wherein the lower portion defines a retention body having a lower opening to access an inner chamber sized and shaped to accommodate the insertion of a male penis. The upper portion defines an upper hood having an open position and a closed position. A replaceable absorbent member is disposed on an interior of the upper portion, and an attachment member releasably secures the upper portion to the retention member such that the upper portion is in the closed position. The device further consists of a first layer having a plurality of vent holes positioned along the length and width of the first layer and, a second layer having a plurality of vent holes positioned along the length and width of the second layer. A plurality of dimples are sandwiched between the first and second layers that form a separation between the layers and provides ventilation to the inner chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Publication date: May 20, 2010
    Inventor: Wayne White
  • Patent number: 7662110
    Abstract: Novel devices which can be used to both collect blood samples from and administer medical fluids to a patient on a repeated and continual basis using one rather than multiple needle insertions. The device typically includes a main tubing segment confluently connected to a cannula for insertion in the patient's vein. A syringe port and a volumeter for collecting blood branch separately from the main tubing segment. The device is used to collect blood by attaching an empty blood collection syringe to the syringe port, inserting the cannula in the patient's vein, allowing passive flow of blood from the main tubing segment into the volumeter under intrinsic venous blood pressure and capillary action, and then facilitating active flow of blood from the volumeter into the blood collection syringe by extending the syringe plunger. The device may be used to administer medical fluids to the patient through the main tubing segment from a medical fluid syringe or catheter attached to the syringe port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignee: One Stick, LLC
    Inventor: Patrice Flaherty
  • Patent number: 7648489
    Abstract: A diaper changing mat comprising an attached, flexible and infant-drapeable, fold-over urine shield structured and arranged to prevent urine exposure from infant-generated urine while still providing easy access to the infant's diaper area. The diaper changing mat is preferably disposable. A preferred heart-shaped urine shield blocks urine streams without hindering access to the infant's diaper area. Alternately preferably, the diaper changing mat may be reusable and washable or preferably comprise a removable waterproof insert. The diaper changing mat may also attach to a changing-table element, such as, for example, a foam pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2010
    Inventor: Lisa L. Kruger
  • Patent number: 7297834
    Abstract: A surgical sponge identification system for a set of surgical sponges comprising each sponge in the set having an exterior surface, each sponge bearing on the exterior surface a unique indicium from a set of indicia uniquely identifying the set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2007
    Inventor: Michael Evan Shapiro
  • Patent number: 7278987
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an ergonomic urological catheterization/irrigation tray. The tray includes a tray structure having a recessed area that includes at least a bottom, opposite side walls, a front and a back, wherein the front has a first width of a predetermined dimension and the back has a second width of a predetermined dimension less then the first width, such that the recessed area is wider at the front than it is at the back. The recessed area has at least one drain located at a lower area thereof. The tray further includes a top flange extending at least outwardly each of the opposite side walls, wherein a user may rest the flange on front upper portions of legs when in a supine position, for urinary bladder evacuation into the tray. Surgical kits contain the aforementioned tray and specified components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2007
    Inventor: Anthony Solazzo
  • Patent number: 7235066
    Abstract: A wound irrigation/fluid containment system having a flexible bag body defining a containment space, the bag body including walls and at least one opening with a seal, means for accessing through the bag body walls to the containment space and means for inflating portions of the walls to provide rigidity and strength to the walls. The containment device isolates a wound on a person and is capable of draining fluids away from the wound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2007
    Assignee: NewMedical Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip P. Narini, Brenda Matloub, Haitham Matloub
  • Patent number: 7195617
    Abstract: A collection device for collecting material during a surgical procedure includes a collection chamber defined by an encompassing wall and having an opening sufficient for permitting collection of the material during the surgical procedure. A wicking material is positioned outside the collection chamber and is in fluid association therewith sufficient to wick fluid from within the collection chamber. The device also includes a scoop wall extending from the collection chamber and having a distal end portion for positioning proximate a source of the material and for guiding the material to the collection chamber wherein the scoop wall includes curved sidewall portions that are separated from the encompassing wall such that the scoop wall is bendable with respect to the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2007
    Assignee: Six-O, Ltd.
    Inventors: Lew Papendick, Thomas Blue
  • Patent number: 7131965
    Abstract: Liquid collection apparatus usable during surgery, comprising a shallow tray defining a liquid receiving zone that is upwardly exposed for receiving liquid dropping from a surgery area, and a liquid collector in a zone for collecting dropping liquid while allowing a surgeon to tread over a collector, during surgery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2006
    Assignee: Hemotrans, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas R. Thornbury, Pradip V. Choksi, Julie A. Ryan
  • Patent number: 7086409
    Abstract: A fluid collection system having an island with a central collection vessel with a splash pad filling the opening thereof and a fluid collecting surgical drape with fluid dams, and associated fluid removal ports for collecting fluids related to surgical procedures from the vicinity of a patient positioned on the drape on an operating room table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2006
    Assignee: Promethean Medical Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Allan R. Robinson
  • Patent number: 6941703
    Abstract: A self-cleaning flooring system for catching waste products has at least one module comprising a drain pan and a floor grid. The drain pan has a ramp and a central drain outlet. The ramp extends around the drain pan defining a drain pan periphery. The ramp slopes downward from the drain pan periphery towards the drain outlet. The drain pan periphery has a plurality of discharge ports spaced therealong for discharge of flushing fluid onto the ramp such that the waste products are washed down the ramp towards the drain outlet. The floor grid extends across the drain pan and is mounted upon the drain pan periphery for supporting personnel standing thereon while permitting waste products to pass therethrough. The module is interconnectable to horizontally adjacent modules to form the flooring system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2005
    Assignee: Sani-Floor, Incorporated
    Inventors: James G. MacLean, David L. Christian, Darell J. Long, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6938639
    Abstract: A system and method for collecting distending medium or other fluids discharged during surgical procedures is shown. Also shown is a method for reducing the risk of hyponatremia. The apparatus makes it practical to determine the amount of distending medium retained by a patient during hysteroscopic or other surgical procedures, particularly procedures using non-isotonic distending medium during monopolar electrosurgery. The apparatus and methods are also useful during a variety of laparoscopic, obstetric, cardiovascular, liposuction, plastic, orthopedic, restorative, and other procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2005
    Assignee: Promethean Medical Technologies
    Inventor: Allan R. Robinson
  • Patent number: 6916466
    Abstract: Cyclodextrins and other ecapsulating oligosaccharides can be bound to fibrous and/or polysaccharidic carriers by ionic bonds. The ionic bonds can be produced by introducing cationic or anionic groups into the cyclodextrins, and where appropriate, by introducing oppositely charged groups in the carrier material. The products can be used for odor control in the fibrous material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2005
    Assignee: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventors: Arie Cornelis Besemer, Anne Mieke Yvonne Wilhelmina Verwilligen, Harm Jan Thiewes
  • Publication number: 20040102745
    Abstract: An absorbent article that may include an outer cover, a bodyside liner and an absorbent core located between the outer cover and the liner. The article may also include a pair of front ear regions as part of a front waist region. The article may also include a pair of back ear portions including a mechanical fastener as part of a back waist region. The article may also include a crotch region connecting the front waist region and the back waist region. Further, the article may include a landing zone including a base material and a first discrete fastener element group embedded in the base material. The first discrete fastener element group may include at least one first discrete fastener element. The first discrete fastener element may have a profile height and the base material may have a profile height that is greater than the profile height of the first discrete fastener element. The landing zone may be associated with the outer cover in the front waist region of the article between the front ear regions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2002
    Publication date: May 27, 2004
    Applicant: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Means Linker, Duane Girard Uitenbroek, Thomas Harold Roessler
  • Publication number: 20040062792
    Abstract: A protective glove includes a coating of dehydrated material on its inside surface. The dehydrated material, in contact with perspiration from a hand wearing the glove, soothes the hand. Some methods of placing the coating onto the inside surface of the glove include spraying or dipping with a solution that includes Aloe Vera.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2003
    Publication date: April 1, 2004
    Inventor: Belle L. Chou
  • Patent number: 6637453
    Abstract: A device and method for collecting distension media or other fluids discharged during surgical procedures is shown. Also shown is a method for reducing the risk of hyponatremia. The apparatus makes it practical to determine the amount of distension media retained by a patient during hysteroscopic or other surgical procedures, particularly procedures using non-isotonic distension media during monopolar electrosurgery. The apparatus and methods are also useful during a variety of laparoscopic, obstetric, cardiovascular, liposuction, plastic, orthopedic, restorative, and other procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2003
    Assignee: Promethean Medical Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Allan R. Robinson
  • Publication number: 20030130630
    Abstract: A sterile ocular cover for an eye during surgery which includes a sheet member with a centrally located hole. The sheet member is made from a flexible material and it is designed to be placed over and in contact with the surface of the conjunctiva. The hole is slightly larger than the size of the cornea and it extends through the central portion of the sheet member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2001
    Publication date: July 10, 2003
    Inventor: David Morris
  • Patent number: 6568419
    Abstract: A disposable fluid control island for workers is made of a broad, shallow tray or flat open-topped container that is filled with a stiff mesh, grid, grille or net upon which workers may stand. Water, oil, blood and other liquids pass through the mesh easily and are retained in the tray. Workers are supported above the accumulated liquids by the support medium. The apparatus helps to keep the feet of workers dry, reduces the likelihood of slipping, and prevents liquids from dispersing. The disposable fluid control island is particularly well-suited for use during orthopedic surgical procedures, but can be used with other activities including plumbing repairs, handling of hazardous materials, and other medical procedures. Fluid collected by the disposable fluid control island may be removed by vacuum or liquid drains, sealed into containers, and disposed of appropriately given the nature of the materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2003
    Assignee: Promethean Medical Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Allan Robinson, Dennis Ristvedt