Umbilical Clamp Patents (Class 606/120)
  • Patent number: 10307093
    Abstract: A novel blood collection device is described to secure a needle in place in a placenta or umbilical cord to prevent needle stick before, during, and after cord blood collection procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventor: Ashley Rachel Rothenberg
  • Patent number: 10258345
    Abstract: A polymeric, surgical clip is provided for clamping a blood vessel between two legs. A hook section of the clip comprises, in some embodiments, a sharpened forward edge and/or a sharpened rearward edge for penetrating connective tissue adjacent a vessel before closing the surgical about a blood vessel. The upper leg of the surgical clip may comprise an oblique flank for disposing over the one or more edge of the hook section, preventing damage to soft connective tissue surrounding the surgical clip postoperatively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Inventor: Geoff Brown
  • Patent number: 10226879
    Abstract: A cutting apparatus configured to hold an elongate element, such as a ribbon, in a desired orientation as the elongate element is cut into two sections. A cutting element of such a cutting apparatus may be confined to a single orientation relative to that of the elongate element, reducing or eliminating the likelihood of misalignment between the cutting element and the elongate element immediately before the elongate element is cut. In some embodiments, the cutting apparatus, or even its cutting element, may be configured to seal the newly cut ends of the elongate element. Methods for cutting and or sealing elongate elements, such as ribbons, are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: American Crafts, L.C.
    Inventor: Jeffery S. Durham
  • Patent number: 9801638
    Abstract: Provided is a jaw tool formed from two separable units and which includes a fastening device that attaches the two units together when the jaw tool is in use and which may automatically separate the units after the device performs its function such as clamping and/or cutting. Also provided is a jaw tool having a cutting blade wherein the contours of the device are shaped so that force is concentrated on the cutting bade when the device is closed. The jaw tool may be manufactured from a single injection molded-component that is used in duplicate to form the jaw tool. The jaw tool may be used in various applications in which it may be beneficial to simultaneously clamp and cut an object, such as various medical applications including vascular, gastrointestinal, respiratory, and placental.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: The Administrator of the Tulane Educational Fund
    Inventors: William Kethman, Dann Schwartz, Steve Allen Franseen
  • Patent number: 9551439
    Abstract: A wire management article includes a base sheet and a plurality of wire management elements. The base sheet has a major surface from which the wire management elements project. The wire management elements define a plurality of channels. Each channel is configured to retain at least one wire. The wire management article may include a cover sheet releasably attached to the base sheet. The wire management article may be part of a wire management system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Douglas B. Gundel, Gerard A. Beauchesne, David F. Slama
  • Patent number: 9375168
    Abstract: The invention is devices and methods for collecting fetal blood from the umbilical cord and placenta after the birth of a baby. Embodiments of the invention are open circuit devices and methods that allow collection of relatively large quantities of cord blood while reducing the risk of contamination to levels lower than those presently associated with closed circuit systems. Other embodiments are methods and devices for use in closed system procedures that increase the amount of blood collected and also reduce the amount of contamination in presently employed closed systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: SITUGEN LTD.
    Inventor: Miki Shacham
  • Patent number: 9192736
    Abstract: A method for preventing a predisposition to sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) includes limiting the blood flow from the placenta through the umbilical cord to the infant during delivery, as well as preferably also monitoring the adequacy of flow in the umbilical vein. In one embodiment, a pressure limiting device is placed around the umbilical cord, preferably as soon as the umbilical cord is palpable. The pressure limiting device preferably includes an inflatable cuff that can be applied about the umbilical cord.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Inventors: Ainslie MacLeod, Daniel David Rubens
  • Patent number: 9138256
    Abstract: Surgical instrument and method for the removal of tension in a continuous portion of tissue. In order to prevent the further tear of tissue under tension when making an initial incision, it is proposed that the initial incision is made not at the edge of the tissue portion but at a point further along the tissue portion, preferably at the end point of the intended separation. From that point, the separation is made towards the edge of the tissue portion. The initial separation can be performed by way of incision, perforation and the like. To this end, a surgical instrument is proposed that, for example, can be provided with a cutting blade that is inclined at an angle in such a manner that when the blade is moved towards the opposing support member between which the tissue is held, the tissue is cut from the free end of the blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: BASIQ B.V.
    Inventors: Coen Dirk-Jan Dijkman, Johannes Franciscus Marinus Remmerswaal, Sebastiaan Veersema
  • Patent number: 9084596
    Abstract: A gastrointestinal suture anchor set device includes a pusher slidably received in a needle. A suture clamp assembly includes an anchor attached to one end of a length of the suture, which is slidably received in a sequence of passages defined by a suture clamp in a high profile sliding configuration. The anchor is received in the distal end of the needle with the suture extending outside of the needle. The clamp includes a series of disks movable to a low profile clamped configuration at which different segments of the suture are clamped between faces of adjacent disks. The series of disks define a sequence of suture passages that are segments of a tortuous pathway through the clamp traversed by the suture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Cleon P. Stanley, Jeffry S. Melsheimer
  • Publication number: 20150142008
    Abstract: A clamping structure for umbilical cord includes a body formed as bar shaped. The lateral surface of the body includes a rack section formed by engaging teeth distantly and straightly aligned. The rack section further includes sharp teeth protruded from the lateral surface. A head portion is assembled to one of two ends of the body and a buckling hole is defined thereon. An engaging structure is assembled in the buckling hole, and a recessed rail is disposed at the engaging structure. When the other end of the body is inserted into the buckling hole, the body forms a ring with the lateral surface defined as an inner wall thereof, the engaging teeth are engaged with the engaging structure, and each sharp teeth is extended toward an interior of the ring to pass through the recessed rail so as to fasten an umbilical cord securely.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: HUI LING HSIAO
  • Publication number: 20150112358
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a novel way of dressing the umbilical cord stump of a newborn. In one aspect of the invention, the umbilical dressing cap is washable and reusable, and made to fit securely onto an umbilical cord clip to provide a clean and dry environment for the cord stump. In another aspect of the invention, the dressing is configured to receive printing to help identify the newborn. In yet another aspect of the invention, the dressing cap advantageously provides support for a flaccid cord stump.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: Bellie Buttin Marketing, LLC
    Inventors: John Miller, James Miller, Jeannine Hehir
  • Patent number: 8920447
    Abstract: Intragastric implant devices for obesity treatment are disclosed. The device is passive and does not autonomously change shape, but instead reacts to movement of the stomach to induce satiety. The device includes a series of connected, articulated clips that plicate the stomach wall nondestructively (no puncturing through the gastric wall) such that the overall volume of the stomach is reduced. Cam-shaped clamping surfaces prevent slippage of the stomach tissue from within the clips. Methods of implant are disclosed including delivering the device through a transoral delivery tube and advancing the device through the esophagus to be deployed within the stomach. Removal of the device occurs in the reverse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Apollo Endosurgery, Inc.
    Inventor: Zachary Dominguez
  • Patent number: 8910918
    Abstract: Process for closing and cutting into sections a flexible tube, with a cutting element and a pinching closing device for cutting into sections with two cross-sections, each with two parts with indentations that can be placed in removable extension by combination elements and that make a passage with an access, whereby the pinching closing device is in the open or closed state where the cross-sections are closed by locking members and where the surfaces form a pinching closing passage of the tube; the pinching region of the tube is positioned in the indentation of a cross-section; the other cross-section is brought opposite the preceding one and the pinching closing device in the closed state, with cooperation of the locking elements, the tube being positively pinched and closed in two positive pinching zones, and thus held in place; the tube is cut into sections between the parts in the closed state, using the cutting element by passing it into the passage without it interfering with the pinching closing devic
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Sartorius Stedim FMT SAS
    Inventors: Isabelle Valerie Christine Gay, Michael Bates, Ray Bassett, Chris Biddel
  • Publication number: 20140276917
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a kit comprising numbered and unnumbered umbilical cord clamps and matching numbered wristbands. The unnumbered clamps are for initial clamping of the umbilical cord immediately after the birth and are distinguished from the numbered clamps by size, shape and/or by color. The unnumbered clamps are most preferably of gender neutral color, such as yellow. The numbered clamps may be white or may be of color indicating the newborn's gender. The numbered clamps are used to reclamp the umbilical cord below the unnumbered clamp after the newborn is cleaned. The unnumbered clamp is cut off and disposed once the numbered clamp is in its place. The wristbands have the same numbers as the numbered clamps. Two wristbands are attached to the newborn, one wristband is for the mother and one wristband may be for the significant other. The newborn may not be removed from a defined area without the numbers in the wristbands and on the clamp matching.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Dean Trivisani
  • Publication number: 20140236170
    Abstract: Provided is a jaw tool formed from two separable units and which includes a fastening device that attaches the two units together when the jaw tool is in use and which may automatically separate the units after the device performs its function such as clamping and/or cutting. Also provided is a jaw tool having a cutting blade wherein the contours of the device are shaped so that force is concentrated on the cutting bade when the device is closed. The jaw tool may be manufactured from a single injection molded-component that is used in duplicate to form the jaw tool. The jaw tool may be used in various applications in which it may be beneficial to simultaneously clamp and cut an object, such as various medical applications including vascular, gastrointestinal, respiratory, and placental.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: The Administrators of the Tulane Educational Fund
    Inventors: William Kethman, Dann Schwartz, Steve Allen Franseen
  • Patent number: 8715290
    Abstract: A device for performing a surgical procedure on a knee includes an adjustable femoral portion, a tibial portion and at least one sensor coupled with the femoral and/or tibial portions to sense pressure exerted by the femoral and tibial portions against one another. The femoral portion is adapted for removably coupling with a distal end of a femur to adjust tension in soft tissue adjacent the knee and has at least one positioning feature adapted to move relative to the distal end of the femur as the femoral portion is adjusted, thus helping position a femoral prosthetic on the distal end of the femur. The sensor(s) may be adapted to sense pressure at medial and lateral sides of the knee, and relative pressures may be displayed as data on a visual display. Adjustments to the femoral member may be made to balance pressure at flexion and extension of the knee.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Synvasive Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael G. Fisher, Anthony K. Hedley, Michael Howard, Kevin Cordes, Toshinobu Katsuya
  • Patent number: 8707598
    Abstract: A double umbilical identification device mother-infant, includes: an identification armband (1) for the mother provided with irreversible closing element (4, 5) and with an identification code (8); a first umbilical clamp (2) and a second umbilical clamp (3) for the newborn, irreversibly marked with the same identification code (8) of the armband (1); wherein the armband (1) is connected to the clamps (2, 3) by connecting rings (6, 7) made out of easily removable plastic material, characterized in that the device includes a sterile bag (200) connected by a first ring (6) to the armband (1), the sterile bag (200) containing the first clamp (2), and a second sterile bag (300) being connected by a second ring (7) to the first clamp (2), the second sterile bag (300) containing the second clamp (3). A mother-infant identification method making use of a double umbilical device is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Inventors: Giuseppe Attardo, Giada Maria La Scalia
  • Patent number: 8641614
    Abstract: An umbilical probe sensing system is described which includes an automated system for accurately obtaining physiological information from an infant in real time. The system may also automatically guide a healthcare provider with a recommended course of treatment for infant resuscitation based on the detected and monitored physiological data. Moreover, the automated system may also provide a real time record of the infant's physiological parameters and resuscitation treatment performed by a healthcare team.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Medicalcue, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Coelho
  • Patent number: 8529585
    Abstract: A surgical clamp in certain embodiments may be configured to operate with a surgical installation tool. The clamp may have two elongated members with a bight portion that joins the two elongated members at a proximal end of the clamp and that may bias the two elongated members in an open position at a distal end. The bight portion may have one or more engagement features, such as a slotted aperture or other engagement or coupling feature. A clasp mechanism at the distal end of the clamp may have a male or first component disposed on or adjacent one of the two elongated members and a female or second component disposed on or adjacent the other of the two elongated members at the distal end of the clamp. The installation tool may include an elongated member with a proximal end and a distal end that has an engagement feature to engage the clamp, such as at the bight portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Advanced Bariatric Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Moises Jacobs, Jesus R. Armenteros, Garrett Barker, C. Kenneth French
  • Patent number: 8496668
    Abstract: Provided is a combined umbilical cord clamp, cutter, disinfectant, and data collecting system which reduces the risk of cord infections due to unsanitary birth conditions. Also provided is an identification system which aids in the collection of birth statistics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: The Adminstrators of the Tulane Educational Fund
    Inventors: David Rice, William Kethman, Bryan Molter, Stephanie Roberts, Mark Young
  • Patent number: 8361108
    Abstract: The present invention relates to surgical clamps and clamp devices that provide a handle-free surgical field. The clamp jaws may be opened or closed by a rotationally or translationally moveable drive element that may be actuated from a position proximal or distal to the jaws. The surgical clamps may also be deployed using a clamp applier which slidably engages the clamp along a wire to releasably attach itself to the clamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Gold, David J. Danitz
  • Publication number: 20120303042
    Abstract: Methods and systems for preventing the underlying anatomical cause that gives rise to a predisposition to SIDS are provided. Methods and systems are provided for the diagnosis of infants predisposed to SIDS. Methods and systems are provided for the therapeutic treatment of infants predisposed to SIDS. A treatment device includes an auditory stimulation system, a monitoring system, a warming system and a response system that can respond to and alleviate crisis situations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Inventors: Ainslic MacLeod, Daniel David Rubens
  • Patent number: 8216249
    Abstract: An umbilical cord clamping and cutting device assembled within opposing shields for minimizing the spray of blood during severing of the umbilical cord.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Inventors: Richard L. Watson, Ronald B. Hicks, Carrie D. M. Bader, Philip C. Y. Leung, Hector C. Villarreal
  • Patent number: 7909806
    Abstract: The present invention provides an improved kit for the collection of umbilical cord blood and placental blood, and collection of the placenta from which such blood is obtained. The kit improves upon existing kits in that it provides for improved user convenience, provides for the collection of the placenta itself, and better maintains the internal temperature of the container in which the collected blood and placenta are shipped to a blood bank or registry. The invention further provides a method of collecting umbilical cord and placental blood, and the placenta from which such blood is obtained, comprising using the kit described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Anthrogenesis Corporation
    Inventors: Chris B. Goodman, Debra Kapnick
  • Publication number: 20110054489
    Abstract: The One Stroke Double Grip Umbilical Cord Clamps comprises a specially designed three-in-one clamping tool boasting integrated cutting blades designed specifically to clamp and cut through an umbilical cord, simultaneously. Manufactured primarily of heavy duty plastic and surgical grade metal material, the One Stroke Double Grip Umbilical Cord Clamps comprises a three piece unit comprised of three, individual clamps positioned side by side and removably attached to one another. The novel feature of the One Stroke Double Grip Umbilical Cord Clamps is found in the center clamp. Lining the jaws of this clamp are two, sharpened, surgical stainless steel cutting blades designed to effortlessly slice through the umbilical cord, as it is snapped closed. As mentioned, this center clamp is removably attached to the outer clamps, thus enabling the caregiver to easily “break away” the cutting clamp, leaving the outer clamps securely attached to the umbilical cord stump and placenta cord, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2010
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Inventors: Edwin Pan, Maria Sumallo, Renato Sumallo
  • Patent number: 7875037
    Abstract: An infant umbilical cord monitoring system having a hinged housing adapted to receive both an umbilical cord clamping means and a means for measuring physiological data of the infant. A method of using an infant's umbilical cord for obtaining physiological data includes applying an umbilical cord clamping means to the infant's umbilical cord, positioning a hinged housing adapted to receive both the umbilical cord clamping means and a means for measuring physiological data of the infant against the infant and detecting the physiological data of the infant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Jengstar-MD Medical Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Robert Lemke, Mike Farrah, Paul Byrne
  • Publication number: 20100211080
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an infant supervision device featuring an umbilical cord clamp having a hinge, jaws and a locking mechanism. The present invention also contains a wire or a strip of conducting material that runs through the jaws and the hinge and that forms a current carrying circuit as soon as terminals within the locking mechanism are linked, which occurs when the clamp is closed. The clamp has a first end with a hinge and a second end having a locking mechanism. The locking mechanism contains a sensor, which may be an active or passive transmitter, a receiver or a magnet. The sensor is capable of communicating with an external detection device, and alert child care monitors in an event that the clamp is broken or cut, or if an infant wearing the present invention is carried beyond the secure perimeter covered by the external detection device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2010
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Inventors: Dean Trivisani, Pierro Galluzzo
  • Publication number: 20100137877
    Abstract: Provided is a combined umbilical cord clamp, cutter, disinfectant, and data collecting system which reduces the risk of cord infections due to unsanitary birth conditions. Also provided is an identification system which aids in the collection of birth statistics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2009
    Publication date: June 3, 2010
    Applicant: THE ADMINISTRATORS OF THE TULANE EDUCATIONAL FUND
    Inventors: David RICE, William KETHMAN, Bryan MOLTER, Stephanie ROBERTS, Mark YOUNG
  • Publication number: 20090292295
    Abstract: An umbilical cord ligature device comprising a flexible latex ligature that is pre-assembled on a semi-rigid plastic ring. The umbilical cord is slipped through the device to a point close to the baby's abdominal wall, and with a twist of fingers, the latex ligature is then released from the ring over the umbilical cord, where it stays compressing the cord until it dehydrates and falls off. The pressure that the ligature exerts around the umbilical cord during its dehydration period makes hemorrhages virtually impossible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2005
    Publication date: November 26, 2009
    Inventor: Armando Garcia-Alonso Peñuñuri
  • Patent number: 7588562
    Abstract: A fluid collection apparatus is provided that includes a housing configured for receipt of fluid and/or tissue for collecting fluid therefrom. A holder is configured with the housing to receive an evacuated tube. The holder can include a needle hub supporting a needle cannula in fluid communication with a port extending into a fluid well of the housing. A sloped bottom surface of the housing directs fluid to the fluid well. A sidewall extension or support component extends downward beyond the sloped bottom surface to allow the housing to be stood upright on a flat surface. In certain embodiments, the apparatus includes a tubular cavity to provide a recessed location of the needle cannula for preventing accidental needle injuries. An optional cap provides further shielding from needle cannula and safely maintains fluid in housing after use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2009
    Assignee: Tyco Healthcare Group LP
    Inventors: Mary Jo. A. Toomey, Bradley M. Stewart, Lee C. Burnes, Eugene E. Weilbacher
  • Publication number: 20090024043
    Abstract: Methods and systems for preventing the underlying anatomical cause that gives rise to a predisposition to SIDS are provided. Methods and systems are provided for the diagnosis of infants predisposed to SIDS. Methods and systems are provided for the therapeutic treatment of infants predisposed to SIDS. A treatment device includes an auditory stimulation system, a monitoring system, a warming system and a response system that can respond to and alleviate crisis situations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2008
    Publication date: January 22, 2009
    Inventors: Ainslie MacLeod, Daniel David Rubens
  • Publication number: 20080287960
    Abstract: An umbilical cord clamping and cutting device assembled within opposing shields for minimizing the spray of blood during severing of the umbilical cord.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2008
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Applicant: Maternus Partners, Ltd.
    Inventors: Richard L. Watson, JR., Ronald B. Hicks, Carrie D.M. Bader, Philip C.Y. Leung, Hector C. Villarreal
  • Patent number: 7442196
    Abstract: Dynamic knee balancing devices, systems and methods provide for enhanced total knee arthroplasty (“TKA”) procedures. Devices generally include a stationary femoral member for removably attaching to a distal femur and an adjustable femoral member coupled with the stationary member for adjusting ligament tension of the knee. The adjustable femoral member includes at least one positioning feature for providing positional and/or orientation information for facilitating the TKA procedure. Additionally, the adjustable femoral member is movably couplable with a tibial member engaged with the proximal tibia to allow movement of the knee through a range of motion without removing the device from the joint space. When the adjustable femoral member is adjusted, the positional feature(s) move relative to the distal femur to provide positional information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2008
    Assignee: Synvasive Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael G. Fisher, Anthony K. Hedley, Michael Howard, Kevin Cordes, Toshinobu Katsuya
  • Patent number: 7402164
    Abstract: A novel umbilical cord clamp and a combined umbilical cord clamp and cutter are provided for clamping and cutting umbilical cords in one motion. The cutter comprises two shells joined by a longitudinal hinge. A transverse blade is mounted in one shell, and a cutting support is mounted in the other shell across from the blade. One or more removable clamps may be engaged with the shells to be removable from the shells after cutting. Alternatively, a self-winding or plastically deformable band may be engageable with the shells. The cutter and its associated removable clamp(s) may be coordinated with an identifier, such as a color, number, or letter. Blood sampling and diagnostic features may be included with the cutter. The removable clamps may have an openable closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2008
    Inventors: Richard L. Watson, Jr., Ronald B. Hicks, Carrie D. M. Bader, Philip C. Y. Leung, Hector C. Villarreal
  • Patent number: 7326223
    Abstract: A polymeric, surgical clip having first and second curved legs with each having a pair of opposing side surfaces joined at their proximal ends by a flexible hinge section and movable from an open position to a closed position for clamping a vessel between curved opposing inner surfaces. The first leg terminates at its distal end in a female locking member, and the second leg member terminates in a male locking member complimentary to the female locking member such that when the first and second leg members are moved from an open position to a closed position about the hinge section the male member is lockingly engaged in the female locking member. The clip has at least one cutting guide extending outward from and disposed along at least a portion of the length of at least one of the side surfaces of at least one of the first and second legs. The cutting guide aids in cutting the ligated tissue a safe distance from the clip such that a tissue cuff is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2008
    Assignee: Teleflex Medical Incorporated
    Inventor: Donald F. Wilson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7294140
    Abstract: A device for holding a trocar sleeve in its position of engagement in the body of a patient has clamping jaws which in the closed position define an opening and which can be placed about the outside of the trocar sleeve, and at least one hole via which the device can be fixed on the patient. The device is designed as a forceps with two forceps arms which at their area of intersection are connected to one another via a hinge and which at their distal ends in each case have at least one clamping jaw, a spring being arranged between the forceps arms, which spring is supported on the forceps arms via its long ends and forces the clamping jaws into the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2007
    Assignee: Karl Storz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Henry Mosnier, Christophe Lafond
  • Patent number: 7147626
    Abstract: The present invention provides an improved kit for the collection of umbilical cord blood and placental blood, and collection of the placenta from which such blood is obtained. The kit improves upon existing kits in that it provides for improved user convenience, provides for the collection of the placenta itself, and better maintains the internal temperature of the container in which the collected blood and placenta are shipped to a blood bank or registry. The invention further provides a method of collecting umbilical cord and placental blood, and the placenta from which such blood is obtained, comprising using the kit described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2006
    Assignee: Celgene Corporation
    Inventors: Chris B. Goodman, Wayne Malcolm Robinson, Barnett Dov Feingold
  • Patent number: 6852117
    Abstract: A medical knife assembly includes an outer clamp assembly and an inner clamp blade assembly having a cutting blade assembly. The inner and outer clamp assemblies are pivotally connected at about their proximate ends so they may be squeezed together with one hand to affect a novel method of clamping and cutting in a single motion operation. A set of shear pins holds the component parts of the inner and outer assemblies together in a ready position that enables a user to properly position the knife assembly for severing an umbilical cord at the time of birth. Once the umbilical cord is severed, the component parts of the inner and outer assemblies separate providing independent clamps, one staying with an infant segment of the umbilical cord and one staying with a maternal segment of the umbilical cord.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2005
    Assignee: Medical Device Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Boguslaw Orlowski
  • Publication number: 20040215211
    Abstract: A novel umbilical cord clamp and a combined umbilical cord clamp and cutter are provided for clamping and cutting umbilical cords in one motion. The cutter comprises two shells joined by a longitudinal hinge. A transverse blade is mounted in one shell, and a cutting support is mounted in the other shell across from the blade. A clamping member is provided on one side of the blade as part of the cutter, and a removable clamp is provided on the other side of the blade. The umbilical cord to be cut is oriented generally parallel to the hinge and lying across the cutting support. As the shells of the cutter are closed, the umbilical cord is clamped on both sides of the blade, and the blade severs the umbilical cord in the same motion. After the cut is completed, the removable clamp is removed from the cutter, preferably revealing an aesthetically pleasing form such as the face of a koala bear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2004
    Publication date: October 28, 2004
    Inventors: Richard L. Watson, Ronald B. Hicks, Carrie D.M. Bader, Philip C.Y. Leung
  • Publication number: 20040199178
    Abstract: A releasably locking umbilical cord clamp including one or more of: a gender-identifying color, a grasping portion to facilitate closing and locking the clamp on the remaining umbilical cord, a fluid removal channel, a separable measurement portion to facilitate positioning of the clamp at a suitable location on an umbilical cord, and an operatively associated key to unlock and reposition or remove the clamp. Also included are methods relating to using a gender-identifying color on an umbilical cord clamp to facilitate gender and identity recognition and methods of applying the clamp at the proper distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2003
    Publication date: October 7, 2004
    Inventor: George H. Small
  • Publication number: 20040172043
    Abstract: A novel umbilical cord clamp and a combined umbilical cord clamp and cutter are provided for clamping and cutting umbilical cords in one motion. The cutter comprises two shells joined by a longitudinal hinge. A transverse blade is mounted in one shell, and a cutting support is mounted in the other shell across from the blade. One or more removable clamps may be engaged with the shells to be removable from the shells after cutting. Alternatively, a self-winding or plastically deformable band may be engageable with the shells. The cutter and its associated removable clamp(s) may be coordinated with an identifier, such as a color, number, or letter. Blood sampling and diagnostic features may be included with the cutter. The removable clamps may have an openable closure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2003
    Publication date: September 2, 2004
    Inventors: Richard L. Watson, Ronald B. Hicks, Carrie D. M. Bader, Philip C. Y. Leung, Hector C. Villarreal
  • Patent number: 6780195
    Abstract: An instrument for clamping and cutting a deformable flexible tube includes handles and jaws pivotally coupled together on opposite sides of a pivot member, a fixed cutting blade on the jaws, integrally hinged lockable V-clamps with ratcheted inner gripping surfaces mounted in the jaws with the edge of the cutting blade positioned above the ratcheted surfaces of the V-clamps, and a device to push the V-clamp axially forward in the jaws. When the handles are pressed together to an intermediate position, the jaws are closed only partially locking the arms of the V-clamps while leaving the edge of the cutting blade distanced from the center of the clamp and from the tube, and when the handles are pressed further to a cutting position, the locked V-clamp is pushed forward in the jaws simultaneously closing the jaws completely and bringing down the cutting blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2004
    Assignee: Starburst Technologies Limited
    Inventor: Michael Porat
  • Patent number: 6780194
    Abstract: The clamp includes a passage adjacent to a pivot connection and into which a corresponding pivot pin is at least partially displaced from its original position into a position in which the circumcision clamp becomes inoperative. In one embodiment, the passage is located at one end of the latching member having a notch that is adjacent to a spur so that, when the clamp is moved to a closed position, the spur slips into the notch. The spur and notch resist movement of the latching member thereby causing the pivot pin to be forcibly displaced from its original position into an inoperative position. Select elements of the clamp may be formed of transparent plastic material for allowing a circumcision operator to monitor the glans penis therebeneath so that same is not damaged during a circumcision. Alternately, the clamp may be formed of aluminum and stainless steel. In such an embodiment, the passage is located at one end of the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2004
    Inventors: Donald S. Freedman, David F. Campbell
  • Patent number: 6740095
    Abstract: A novel umbilical cord clamp and a combined umbilical cord clamp and cutter are provided for clamping and cutting umbilical cords in one motion. The cutter comprises two shells joined by a longitudinal hinge. A transverse blade is mounted in one shell, and a cutting support is mounted in the other shell across from the blade. A clamping member is provided on one side of the blade as part of the cutter, and a removable clamp is provided on the other side of the blade. The umbilical cord to be cut is oriented generally parallel to the hinge and lying across the cutting support. As the shells of the cutter are closed, the umbilical cord is clamped on both sides of the blade, and the blade severs the umbilical cord in the same motion. After the cut is completed, the removable clamp is removed from the cutter, preferably revealing an aesthetically pleasing form such as the face of a koala bear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2004
    Assignee: Maternus Partners, Ltd.
    Inventors: Richard L. Watson, Jr., Ronald B. Hicks, Carrie D. M. Bader, Philip Y. C. Leung
  • Publication number: 20040092955
    Abstract: An umbilical cord closure device comprising an elongate strap (20) connected at one end of to fastening means (10), the strap (20) and fastening means (10) having co-operative means for engagement to form a tightenable loop for receiving an umbilical cord.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2003
    Publication date: May 13, 2004
    Inventors: Swee Hoe Phua, Wai Chiau Kwok, Soei Kiat Yap
  • Patent number: 6733508
    Abstract: An umbilical cord clamp cutter includes first and second handle portions including a grasping end and a cutting end. The cutting end includes a notch having a beveled cutting edge disposed proximate the terminus of the cutting end. A connector pivotably connects the handle portions between the grasping and cutting ends whereby the notches oppose one another. Movement of the grasping ends toward one another causes the cutting end notches to slide past one another capturing an umbilical cord clamp allowing the umbilical cord clamp to be cut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2004
    Assignee: Tri-State Hospital Supply Corp.
    Inventors: Donald J. Propp, Gary A. Gillis
  • Patent number: 6682538
    Abstract: An umbilical cord cutter retainer comprises a main spanner, a force applying spanner pivotally installed to the main spanner, and a cutting structure inserted in the main spanner. A distal end of the main spanner has an inserting groove for being inserted by a cutting structure. Two front lateral sides of the main spanner have respective umbilical cord clips which have different colors and are detachable. Normally, the umbilical cord clips supports the force applying spanner so as to be expanded from the main spanner. A knife is inserted into the force applying spanner. A knife can be exactly inserted into a place between the two umbilical cord clips for cutting the umbilical cord between the two umbilical cord clips. Moreover, two ends of the inserting groove of the main spanner have guide grooves. Thereby, the cutting structure can be guided into the inserting groove of the main spanner easily.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2004
    Inventors: Yiau-Hung Qiu, Qi-Zhao Guo
  • Patent number: 6638282
    Abstract: A device includes first and second clamps each having an upper arm and a lower arm, and a cutting blade attached to one of the clamps. According to the invention, the upper arms of the first and second clamps are each provided with an upper clamping surface, and a directing member having a deformable cord gripping surface. The lower arms of the first and second clamps are each provided with a lower clamping surface, and a cord gripping surface. The clamping surfaces function to occlude the flow of blood through cut ends of the cord after the cord is cut by the blade, while the cord gripping surfaces function to prevent cord slippage prior to clamping by the clamping surfaces. Preferred gripping surfaces include deformable foam or resilient strips provided with teeth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2003
    Assignee: Cetus, LC
    Inventors: James Ramsey, Daniel R. Puchek, David Cocke, Bret Price
  • Publication number: 20030191477
    Abstract: An umbilical cord cutter retainer comprises a main spanner, a force applying spanner pivotally installed to the main spanner, and a cutting structure inserted in the main spanner. A distal end of the main spanner has an inserting groove for being inserted by a cutting structure. Two front lateral sides of the main spanner have respective umbilical cord clips which have different colors and are detachable. Normally, the umbilical cord clips supports the force applying spanner so as to be expanded from the main spanner. A knife is inserted into the force applying spanner. A knife can be exactly inserted into a place between the two umbilical cord clips for cutting the umbilical cord between the two umbilical cord clips. Moreover, two ends of the inserting groove of the main spanner have guide grooves. Thereby, the cutting structure can be guided into the inserting groove of the main spanner easily.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2002
    Publication date: October 9, 2003
    Inventors: Yiau-Hung Qiu, Qi-Zhao Guo
  • Publication number: 20030100909
    Abstract: A PEG catheter is prevented from being infected. An infection preventive cover includes an elongated sheath having one opening end. The opening end is embroidered with a ligature at its circumferential section. A guide wired which is inserted through an abdominal wall into a stomach and which is then drawn out of an oral cavity is linked with a joint wire of a PEG catheter. Thereafter, the PEG catheter is covered with the infection preventive cover. The opening end of the sheath is tied up by the ligature. By pulling the guide wire on the abdomen wall side, the PEG catheter covered with the cover is delivered into the stomach. By pulling a cutting wire exposed through the abdomen wall, the ligature is cut off and the opening end of the cover is opened. Further in order to make it easy to close tightly and to loose an opening end, another infection preventive cover is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2003
    Publication date: May 29, 2003
    Inventor: Yutaka Suzuki