Multiple Puncturing Elements (e.g., Tatoo, Scarifiers, Etc.) Patents (Class 606/186)
  • Patent number: 10342539
    Abstract: There is disclosed a materials delivery system for use with a surgical stapling instrument having at least one jaw including a knife slot. The materials delivery system includes a series of treatment material receiving pockets positioned adjacent the knife slot such that a portion of each pocket is open to the knife slot. A source of treatment material is positioned within the pockets such that passage of the knife blade adjacent to the pockets repeatedly coats the knife blade with the treatment material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventor: Frank J. Viola
  • Patent number: 10219827
    Abstract: Pixel array medical devices, systems and methods are described for skin grafting and skin resection procedures. The procedures involve applying a scalpet array to a target skin site. The scalpet array comprises scalpets positioned on an investing plate. Skin pixels are circumferentially incised at a target skin site by applying a load via the scalpet array onto subjacent skin surface that includes the target skin site. Incised skin pixels are captured on an adherent substrate, where the incised skin pixels are extruded through the scalpet array. Bases of incised skin pixels extruded through the scalpet array are then transected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: SRGI Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Edward Knowlton
  • Patent number: 10220196
    Abstract: A method of controlling a tattoo machine power supply (14), comprises detecting a user interaction with the tattoo machine power supply (14); based on said user interaction, generating an activation signal; wirelessly transmitting the activation signal; and setting the tattoo machine power supply (14) in an active state, in which it is responsive to remote control commands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Ink Machines Sweden AB
    Inventor: Christian Johansson
  • Patent number: 10166171
    Abstract: An acupuncture device and a needle wakening method are disclosed. The acupuncture device includes a plurality of acupuncture needles, and each acupuncture needle includes a needle body and a needle handle; an end of the needle body is a needle tip, and the other end of the needle body is fixedly connected with the needle handle. The acupuncture device further includes a driving device, and the driving device includes a driving component and a first timing component; the first timing component is configured for setting an interval of time to start the driving component, and the driving component is configured for driving the acupuncture needle to rotate alternately in forward and reverse directions when the interval of time is arrived.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jiantao Liu
  • Patent number: 9848909
    Abstract: Provided is an automatic hair transplanter for transplanting follicles including a housing having a space therein and having an aperture in a front surface, a cartridge installed behind the aperture and having a plurality of holes containing each of needle and rod assemblies, a cartridge driver configured to sequentially cause centers of the needle and rod assemblies to correspond to the center of the aperture by causing the cartridge to make a rectilinear motion or a rotary motion, a needle-and-rod assembly pressurizer configured to pressurize the back end of a needle and rod assembly whose center corresponds to the center of the aperture, and a manipulator having a switch for controlling operations of the cartridge mover and the needle-and-rod assembly pressurizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignees: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE, KYUNGPOOK NATIONAL UNIVERSITY INDUSTRY-ACADEMIC COOPERATION FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Tae Wuk Bae, Kyu Hyung Kim, Moon Kyu Kim, Jung Chul Kim, Jung Wook Suh, Soo In Lee, Hyung Soo Lee, Yong Chul Jung, Eun Chang Choi, Dae Sik Kim, Chang Hyuk Hong
  • Patent number: 9827409
    Abstract: A tattooing device is designed for ingraining a design on the skin. The tattooing device includes an electric drive motor with a rotatable motor pin. The motor pin defines an axis of rotation. A rotatable actuator cam is operatively connected to the motor pin, and comprises a cam post axially offset from the motor pin and the axis of rotation. An elongated drive shaft is operatively connected to the cam post, such that rotation of the actuator cam effects simultaneous substantially linear reciprocating movement of the drive shaft. A needle assembly is operatively connected to the drive shaft, and adapted for carrying a pointed tattooing needle for penetrating the skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Inline Tattoo Machines, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Travis Evans, Grady Lee Dudding, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9433767
    Abstract: A wireless tattoo applicator system includes a wireless tattoo applicator having a frame, a wireless receiver mechanically coupled to the frame, at least one coil mechanically coupled to the frame, an armature pivotally coupled to the frame adjacent the at least one coil, a spring mounted to the frame and applying a force to the armature in a first direction, a needle assembly mechanically coupled to the armature and free to move in a reciprocating manner, a battery power supply mechanically coupled to the frame and selectively electrically couplable to the at least one coil and operable, when coupled to the at least one coil, to energize the at least one coil to create a magnetic field causing the armature to be pulled in a second direction opposite the first direction, and a control circuit communicatively coupled to the receiver and operable to couple and decouple the battery power supply from the at least one coil at a selectable frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Inventors: Brett Colton, Bertho Kjell Boman
  • Patent number: 9259560
    Abstract: A device for manufacturing a brachytherapy array having a planar base which includes a working area comprising at least one planar major surface defining a first array of apertures, and a holding mechanism for holding a planar surgical mesh over the working area of said planar base. Also, a method for forming a brachytherapy array using this device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Medi-Physics, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Helle, Jay Reed, George Pittman, Lory Bradley
  • Patent number: 9227089
    Abstract: A volume of platelet-rich blood product is obtained from a volume of anti-coagulated blood to prepare a composition for promoting the growth of hair follicles within skin. A portion of the skin is traumatized to form a treatment area in which stem cells within the hair follicles are activated. A protein matrix is formed from the platelet-rich blood product composition to entrap growth factors. The platelet-rich blood product composition is infused into the treatment area to form a complex between the protein matrix and the growth factors so that the stem cells attach to the complex and proliferate within the hair follicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: PGFX PATENT HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph F. Greco, Robert J. Brandt
  • Patent number: 9114239
    Abstract: A tattooing apparatus includes a tattoo needle; and upward and downward moving means to transmit a rotating force of a driving motor to the tattoo needle. The upward and downward moving means consists of a cam structure to convert a rotary movement by the rotating force of a driving motor into a linear movement, and includes a bearing member for rolling contact to reduce vibrations and noises.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Bomtech Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jong-Dae Lee
  • Patent number: 9017376
    Abstract: Apparatus is provided for sealing a vascular puncture by causing a reduction in the circumference of the puncture tract through delivery of a closure agent into tissue surrounding the puncture tract. A resultant inflammatory response and volumetric increase cause the tissue to swell into the puncture tract, thereby sealing it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Abbott Laboratories Vascular Enterprises, Limited
    Inventors: Stevan Nielsen, Bodo Quint, Randolf Von Oepen, Kenneth J. Michlitsch, Gerd Seibold, Tommy Conzelmann, Ib Erling Joergensen
  • Publication number: 20150039009
    Abstract: To provide a puncture device which prevents components constituting a puncture device from being damaged by buckling (bending) etc., secures safety, and can be handled by a weak user easily. A puncture device 1 is provided with an outer needle 21, an outer needle hub 22 for retaining a base portion of the outer needle, an inner needle 3 whose tip portion is inserted in the outer needle, an inner needle hub 41 for retaining a base portion of the inner needle, an outer pipe 6 fitted inside the inner needle hub so as to be moveable to and fro, and an inner pipe 7 having a gripping device 71A for gripping the outer needle hub and fitted inside the outer pipe 6 so as to be moveable to and fro, and at least the outer pipe 6 is formed of a soft synthetic resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicants: MITSUBISHI PENCIL COMPANY, LIMITED, TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hisami Tamano, Satoru Sumiyoshi, Atsushi Nakashima, Yuusuke Kyogoku
  • Publication number: 20150032143
    Abstract: Surgical tools and kits for performing methods include a grommet with cylindrical shaft, cutting tip, annular flange with suture retaining anchoring fixture; a grommet jig for extending between adjacent grommets and guiding a needle therebetween; a family of needles with single and double pointed ends, reinforced eyelets, stops to limit inadvertent exiting, double shaft construction with a longitudinal gap and sharpened, slicing ends, including a “J” shape embodiment; a bone anchor with ring to secure sutures about a patient's clavicle; a tissue dissector having radially extending cones to nick taut connecting tissues; a tissue rasp having a series of crisscrossing grooves along an end; a tissue mesher comprising one or more blocks having a matrix of holes for clamping a plurality of needles and a supporting framework; and a kit device and a method of surgically inserting an internal mesh brassiere under the breast skin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Roger KHOURI
  • Publication number: 20150025561
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a needle module, which comprises a piercing means on a mounting, which can be releasably coupled to the drive unit so that, as a result of a driving force exerted by the drive unit on the mounting, a repeated pushing movement moving the piercing means in and out is transmitted, wherein, according to the invention, the mounting has a safety device which mechanically irreversibly blocks the piercing means after the needle module has been released from the drive unit so that it can no longer be moved out of the needle module. The invention also relates to a device, in particular a hand device, for piercing the skin, comprising a drive unit and the needle module according to the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Rene La Fontaine, Holger Hoffmann
  • Publication number: 20150018865
    Abstract: The present invention is to provide a tattoo needle guide tube, which has a tubular body defining a receiving space therein, a first through hole at a top end thereof and a second through hole at a bottom end thereof. Both through holes are in communication with the receiving space, and the outer periphery of the top end can be connected to a main body of an eyebrow tattoo machine, so as to allow a plurality of eyebrow tattoo needles in the main body to pass sequentially through the first through hole and receiving space and have needle tips exposed outside the second through hole. The tattoo needle guide tube is characterized in that the second through hole has a curved shape and is configured and sized to render the needle tips into a curved arrangement, so as for an eyebrow tattooist to make desired hair-like tattoos with ease.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Su-Lin LIN
  • Patent number: 8920359
    Abstract: The present invention provides a device and a system for the delivery of biological material across the biological tissue. The device may be for the programmed delivery of biological material through a needle or a micro-needle or micro-needles or biodegradable micro-needles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Wockhardt Ltd.
    Inventors: Mandar Kodgule, Sachidananda Yallambalsi
  • Patent number: 8920379
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a needle unit for injecting liquids such as medicine or tattooing pigment spread to a skin, into the skin, and a dermatological liquid injection apparatus using the same. The present invention includes a body unit including a driving device, a cam member rotated by the driving device, and a connecting member reciprocally driven by the cam member; a needle unit detachably mounted to a front end of the body unit; and a rubber member installed to the needle unit, for blocking blood and liquid mixture which are discharged from a skin of a patient and flow into the needle unit, from flowing to the body unit during a medical procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Bomtech Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jong-dae Lee
  • Publication number: 20140343591
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for inserting pigment into the skin comprising a roller head unit comprising 2 or more distal arms; a rotatable structure comprising needles extending therefrom, attached to said roller head unit between said distal arms; a tubular member attached to the proximal end of said roller head unit; an elastic element placed within the distal portion of the inner lumen of said tubular member; a pin placed within said tubular member proximal to said elastic element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventor: Moshe Alul
  • Publication number: 20140342310
    Abstract: A system and method for providing variable power is disclosed. The system includes a power supply which provides power to at least one instrument. A pedal comprises a variable resistor that is configured to produce a resistance value within a predetermined range based on an amount of pressure which is being applied to the pedal. The voltage being supplied to the instrument is varied in accordance with the resistance value produced at the pedal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventor: Steven Gagliano
  • Publication number: 20140324090
    Abstract: A compound needle comprising an outer needle shaft having an outer needle tip and an inner needle shaft having an inner needle tip wherein one of the needle tip is sharper than the other needle tip. The outer needle tip can be formed of a flexible material and/or have a flexible/movable connection to the outer shaft, which enables the inner needle tip to be deployed and/or retracted through the outer needle tip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Ronny Kafiluddi, Ersno Eromo
  • Publication number: 20140277055
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of method and apparatus are provided for damaging and/or removing portions of subcutaneous fatty tissue while leaving the overlying dermal layer of the skin substantially undamaged. One or more hollow needles can be provided that include an arrangement within the lumen configured to retain or damage portions of fatty tissue that enter the lumen. Properties of the needle can be selected such that the needle can be inserted into skin and pass through the dermal layer, allowing fatty tissue to enter the distal portion of the lumen as it is advanced further, and then leaving the dermis undamaged when withdrawn. Such exemplary apparatus can include a plurality of such needles, a reciprocating arrangement to mechanically advance and withdraw the one or more needles, and/or a vibrating arrangement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: THE GENERAL HOSPITAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: William G. Austen, JR.
  • Publication number: 20140251088
    Abstract: A tattoo machine needle bar holder includes a housing configured to receive a needle bar therein; a first buffer element; and a second buffer element. The first and second buffer elements are adapted to be located within the housing, and in use, at least partially surround a portion of a needle bar located within the housing. The first buffer element is also adapted to provide a first dampening effect on the lateral transition of a needle bar located within the housing in a first direction, and the second buffer element is also adapted to provide a second dampening effect on the lateral transition of the needle bar in a second direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: Egoink Limited
    Inventor: Richard . BESTON
  • Patent number: 8821447
    Abstract: The present invention provides a device and a system for the delivery of biological material across the biological tissue. The device may be for the programmed delivery of biological material through a needle or a micro-needle or micro-needles or biodegradable micro-needles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Wockhardt Ltd.
    Inventors: Mandar Kodgule, Sachidananda Yallambalsi
  • Patent number: 8814897
    Abstract: Contagion prevention systems used in oral examinations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Inventor: Joseph P. Schultz
  • Patent number: 8771308
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a transmission mechanism of an eyebrow tattoo machine, which includes an eccentric rotation shaft connected to a driving axle of a motor and having a bottom end configured to rotate eccentrically with respect to the driving axle, an upper bearing coupled with the bottom end of the eccentric rotation shaft, a position-limiting cover longitudinally provided with a position-limiting groove, and a swinging rod element mounted to the upper bearing and provided with a swinging rod and a position-limiting rod on two sides respectively. Since the position-limiting rod is only allowed to swing up and down in the position-limiting groove when the eccentric rotation shaft drives the upper bearing and the swinging rod element, the end of the swinging rod away from the upper bearing can swing up and down and then drive a tattoo needle to move vertically up and down through a lateral bearing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Mei-Cha-Na Hsinyen Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Su-Lin Lin
  • Patent number: 8764784
    Abstract: The present invention provides a tattoo needle housing, including: a substantially hollow structure configured to surround a plurality of tattoo needles, wherein the substantially hollow structure includes a bottom edge portion at one end thereof that has a shape that substantially matches and conforms to a collective shape of the tips of the plurality of tattoo needles taken as a group, wherein the substantially hollow structure includes one or more ports manufactured into one or more of a top surface and a bottom surface thereof, and wherein the substantially hollow structure includes an end wall adjacent to the tips of the plurality of tattoo needles configured to form a reservoir to retain ink adjacent to the plurality of tattoo needles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Inventor: Derek S. Crockett
  • Publication number: 20140171963
    Abstract: A method for selectively applying a liquid jet onto and/or into human or animal skin is provided. The method includes the steps of detecting and storing a position, orientation and shape of a skin patch to be processed and moving a liquid nozzle over the skin patch. The liquid nozzle is guided by a robot arm within boundaries of the skin patch and the liquid jet is applied in a pulsed manner into and/or onto the skin. At each spot of the skin patch to be processed at each point of time in processing only one liquid jet pulse each is applied and the next pulse is applied to another spot of the skin patch to be processed to prevent accumulation of liquid in the skin to thus attain penetration of the liquid jet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: Deutsches Zentrum fur Luft-und Raumfahrt E.V.
    Inventors: Thomas Bahls, Florian Alexander Froehlich
  • Patent number: 8733211
    Abstract: Tattoo machines include a motor pivotably coupled to a frame. The motor includes an eccentrically weighted shaft. A needle drive mechanism is coupled with the motor. Methods of making tattoo machines may include obtaining a frame and obtaining a motor that includes an eccentrically weighted shaft. The motor can then be coupled to the frame so that the motor is able to pivot about a pivot axis. Methods operational for tattoo machines include rotating an eccentrically weighted shaft on a motor that is pivotably coupled to a frame. The motor is pivoted about a pivot axis as a result of the rotation of the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Inventor: Michael Snijders
  • Publication number: 20140094837
    Abstract: The invention is a skin puncturing apparatus for use in a non-surgical method for eradication of a tattoo from an area of skin. The apparatus comprises: (a) a handle section comprising a motor and gear assembly for causing a reciprocating motion to a shaft connected to the gear assembly; (b) a barrel section surrounding the shaft, the first end of the barrel section attached to the handle and the second end of the barrel section having a tip adapted to be placed in contact with the area of skin; (c) a bundle of needles attached by means of a needles holder to the distal end of the shaft; and (d) an inlet body comprising an inlet port through which cleaning solution is introduced into the tip located at the lower edge of the barrel section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: Hawk Medical Technologies Ltd.
    Inventor: Noam Danenberg
  • Publication number: 20140025099
    Abstract: The preferred embodiment of the present invention comprises a grip for a hand held instrument such as a tattoo tube designed to ergonomically enhance the finger and thumb placement, which grip is adjustable and therefore customizable by the user and characterized by a housing featuring a series of circumferential grooves spaced along the exterior of the housing and removable flexible o-rings adjustably situated within the grooves such that the user's fingers and thumb can comfortably and safely grip the tattoo tube with less pressure and reduce repetitive stress injuries.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Inventor: Richard Morrison
  • Patent number: 8574169
    Abstract: The invention concerns a test device, in particular for blood sugar tests, comprising a lancing element which is provided with a lancing component for producing a skin puncture, and a protecting element shielding the lancing element at least in the area of the lancing component. According to the invention it is proposed that the lancing element has a collecting structure for collecting body fluid from the skin puncture and that the protecting element comprises a protecting foil to cover the collecting structure and a holding body for holding the protecting foil on the lancing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventor: Joachim Hoenes
  • Patent number: 8562615
    Abstract: An apparatus for introducing a bone portal into a bone is described herein. An example apparatus for introducing portals into bone includes a stylet and a handle. The stylet is configured to support an infusion tube assembly. The infusion tube assembly comprises a bone portal. The handle is drivingly coupled to the stylet by a release mechanism. The release mechanism comprises a bone probe that, in a first configuration, extends generally parallel to the stylet. The release mechanism is operative to uncouple the driving coupling between the handle and the stylet upon axial motion of the bone probe relative to the handle. The stylet and bone probe are movable apart from one another to a second configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Pyng Medical Corp.
    Inventors: Gregory Vincent Browne, Werner Reinhard Simbeck, Christopher Grant Denny, David Brian Bonar, Terence Gilhuly
  • Patent number: 8540678
    Abstract: The present application provides a device and a system for the delivery of biological material across the biological tissue. The device may be for the programmed delivery of biological material through a needle or a micro-needle or micro-needles or biodegradable microneedles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Wockhardt Ltd.
    Inventors: Mandar Kodgule, Sachidananda Yallambalsi
  • Publication number: 20130238008
    Abstract: The present invention provides a tattoo needle housing, including: a substantially hollow structure configured to surround a plurality of tattoo needles, wherein the substantially hollow structure includes a bottom edge portion at one end thereof that has a shape that substantially matches and conforms to a collective shape of the tips of the plurality of tattoo needles taken as a group, wherein the substantially hollow structure includes one or more ports manufactured into one or more of a top surface and a bottom surface thereof, and wherein the substantially hollow structure includes an end wall adjacent to the tips of the plurality of tattoo needles configured to form a reservoir to retain ink adjacent to the plurality of tattoo needles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Inventor: Derek S. Crockett
  • Patent number: 8522647
    Abstract: An eccentric gear for a tattoo machine allows the throw of the needle of the machine to be quickly and easily changed without the need to adjust the springs of the machine. The eccentric gear, which is rotatably connected to the output shaft of the motor and also to the linkage bar, has a body member that has a channel on its upper surface. A slide plate, to which the linkage bar is rotatably connected, is slidably disposed within the channel so that movement of the linkage bar-slide plate connection point closer to or farther away from the longitudinal axis of the output shaft, decreases or increases the throw of the needle respectively. A set screw frictionally locks the slide plate within the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Inventor: Alan B. Dixon
  • Publication number: 20130226211
    Abstract: The present invention provides a tattoo needle tip equipped with a capillary ink reservoir, a tattoo tube having the said tattoo needle tip, and an assembly of the said tattoo needle tip and a tattoo needle. The tattoo needle tip equipped with a capillary ink reservoir comprises a needle tip body. A tattoo needle passage is provided inside the needle tip body. A needle tip opening is provided at one end of the needle tip body, and the needle tip opening and the tattoo needle passage are connected. The needle tip body is provided with at least one ink reservoir for containing and storing ink. The ink reservoir is provided with at least one ink chamber with capillary action. At least one ink guiding passage connects the capillary ink chamber with the needle tip opening. The tattoo needle tip equipped with an ink reservoir utilizes capillary action to store ink in the ink reservoir, thereby having a big capacity of ink storage and preventing ink leakage from easily occurring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Inventor: Long XIAO
  • Publication number: 20130197560
    Abstract: A tattoo needle made of a wire with a loop at one end and a group of at least twenty eight fine needles arranged in a substantially round configuration at the other end. A tattoo needle made of a wire with a loop at one end and a group of at least twenty five fine needles arranged in a substantially square configuration at the other end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Inventor: Wade Cheng
  • Publication number: 20130190794
    Abstract: Apparatus for applying a patch to a subject, the patch having a number of projections thereon, the apparatus including opposable jaws movable between open and engaging positions, wherein in the open position the jaws can receive at least part of the subject, and in the engaging position the jaws can engage the at least part of the subject and a patch support for supporting a patch, and wherein the patch support is for urging the patch against the at least part of the subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2011
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
    Inventors: Mark Anthony Fernance Kendall, Alexander Bernard Ansaldo, Michael Lawrence Crichton, Robert John Falconer
  • Patent number: 8454643
    Abstract: The present invention provides a tattoo needle housing, including: a substantially hollow prismatic structure configured to surround a plurality of tattoo needles, wherein the substantially hollow prismatic structure includes a bottom edge portion at one end thereof that has a shape that substantially matches a collective shape of the tips of the plurality of tattoo needles, and wherein the substantially hollow prismatic structure includes an opening manufactured into one or more of a top surface and a bottom surface thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Inventor: Derek S. Crockett
  • Patent number: 8454534
    Abstract: The present invention provides an improved arterialized earlobe blood collection device, and an improved process for blood analysis. The device and the process of the invention can be used in many unsual and/or risky situations, including collecting arterialized blood in space missions under microgravity environment and within ambulances or the like. The process of the present invention enables easier and faster blood analysis, since the blood collector device of the invention is coupled with an analyzing apparatus so as no blood or needle manipulation is required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Inventors: Thais Russomano, Felipe Prehn Falcão, Mario Vian, Gustavo Dalmarco, Ricardo Bertoglio Cardoso, Vishal Nangalia
  • Publication number: 20130138130
    Abstract: A tattooing machine armature assembly is provided, said tattooing machine armature assembly comprising an armature, an armature spring, a contact spring, and a locking screw, wherein the armature is mounted on the armature spring by means of the locking screw so as to oscillate, wherein the armature is embodied with a hook while the contact spring is mounted so as to cooperate with the hook of the armature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Inventor: Sergei Nikolaevich Nizov
  • Patent number: 8449567
    Abstract: The present invention provides a tattoo needle housing, including: a substantially hollow structure configured to surround a plurality of tattoo needles, wherein the substantially hollow structure includes a bottom edge portion at one end thereof that has a shape that substantially matches a collective shape of the tips of the plurality of tattoo needles, and wherein the substantially hollow structure includes an opening manufactured into one or more of a top surface and a bottom surface thereof. Optionally, the substantially hollow structure includes a plurality of openings manufactured into one or more of the top surface and the bottom surface thereof. Preferably, the substantially hollow structure includes an end wall that, along with the bottom edge portion, forms a port by which access to the plurality of tattoo needles is had from the exterior of the substantially hollow structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Inventor: Derek S. Crockett
  • Publication number: 20130096599
    Abstract: A wireless, battery powered tattooing apparatus employing a stable voltage regulator to provide stable control of the operation of the tattoo applicator. A user interface enables an artist to select a desired reciprocation frequency for the needle movement of the tattoo applicator. The selected setting is used to generate a particular voltage from the voltage regulator that in turn, controls the frequency of the needle reciprocations. A wireless receiver receives operational commands to control the tattoo applicator from a remote transmitter thereby keeping the artist's hands free to work.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Inventors: Brett Colton, Bertho Boman
  • Patent number: 8414531
    Abstract: The invention relates to a handheld device for the local puncturing of a human or an animal skin, in particular for the introduction of an active substance or for the application of a tattoo or a permanent make-up, comprising a drive unit which is configured so as to produce a repetitive drive movement, and a needle unit which comprises a needle device and is configured so as to couple to the drive unit in such a manner that the repetitive drive movement for the extension and retraction of the needle device can be coupled into the latter, said drive unit having formed on it a displaceable actuating element which is functionally coupled to a needle connection device, and said needle unit having formed on it a functional member which is assigned to the actuating element, said actuating element and said functional member being configured so as to move the actuating element from a first displacement position to a second displacement position by means of the assigned functional member when coupling the needle unit
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: MT.DERM GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Oginski, Kornelius Knothe
  • Patent number: 8393249
    Abstract: An improved electromagnetic coil tattoo machine offers the operator the opportunity to customize the machine's structural and operating properties. An embodiment of the invention provides a tattoo machine having at least one electromagnetic support coil which may include a coil core which has threaded holes which accommodate fasteners used to structurally secure and support 2 or 3 piece sub-frame members which house the secondary components that a conventional one-piece frame would house—such as the spring/armature bar, the binding posts and the preferred tube vice system. Accordingly in one embodiment, the support coil assemblies themselves act as a primary structural frame member. In a further embodiment, the electromagnetic support coil assembly may also use removable instead of non-removable retaining washers and O-rings to retain magnetic wire windings such as to allow the operator to customize and repair the magnetic wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Inventors: Arthur Alexander Godoy, Stephen Andrew Godoy
  • Patent number: 8388623
    Abstract: An apparatus for introducing a bone portal into a bone is described herein. An example apparatus for introducing portals into bone includes a stylet and a handle. The stylet is configured to support an infusion tube assembly. The infusion tube assembly comprises a bone portal. The handle is drivingly coupled to the stylet by a release mechanism. The release mechanism comprises a bone probe that, in a first configuration, extends generally parallel to the stylet. The release mechanism is operative to uncouple the driving coupling between the handle and the stylet upon axial motion of the bone probe relative to the handle. The stylet and bone probe are movable apart from one another to a second configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Pyng Medical Corp.
    Inventors: Gregory Vincent Browne, Werner Reinhard Simbeck, Christopher Grant Denny, David Brian Bonar, Terence Gilhuly
  • Publication number: 20130046324
    Abstract: Printing of color imagery onto a rewritable color surface (e.g. electronic paper or human skin tattooed with electrophoretic ink) is accomplished by providing an applicator with an alignment subsystem capable of sensing an alignment marker (e.g. color response, non-visible response or secondary emission) of one or more colors dots from multiple local color dot patterns as the applicator scans the surface to align the applicator's print head to the local color dot patterns. The alignment subsystem uses the sensed alignment markers to align the state values for the corresponding portion of the color image to the individual color dots in the local color dot patterns on said surface. Alignment may be achieved by mapping the state values for a particular color dot in the color image to an individual head that is aligned to a particular color dot or by micro-actuating a pattern of print heads with pre-assigned state values to align with the local color dot patterns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2011
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Inventor: Darin S. Williams
  • Patent number: 8333715
    Abstract: A blood glucose sampling device is provided. The blood glucose sampling device includes a sensor cartridge having a plurality of blades oriented in a common direction of rotation about a central point. Each blade includes a test strip having a test region defined radially from the central point at a proximal end and a capillary aligned with a distal end of the test region and extending to an outer edge of the blade. Each blade also includes a cleaning element positioned adjacent to the test strip. A lancet is affixed to a lancet cartridge and aligned with the capillary formed in the test strip. A housing removably encloses the cartridges and includes an outer grip that surrounds a circumference of the housing and is shaped to fit between a thumb and finger. A test passage formed in the outer grip through which the test strip and lancet are positioned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Inventor: Clifton A. Alferness
  • Publication number: 20120271336
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided in one example embodiment including a body section including inner and outer edges with the inner edge surrounding at least a portion of an open area. The body section further includes a lower surface extending between the inner and outer edges, and a handle adjacent to the lower surface. The apparatus also comprises a plurality of arms that include opposing tips and proximal ends received in the body section. The opposing tips define a tip spacing therebetween, and the arms are configured to extend and retract to decrease and increase, respectively, a dimension of the tip spacing. In more specific embodiments, the lower surface of the apparatus includes size markers, and each size marker corresponds to a dimension of the tip spacing when the handle is aligned with the size marker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Inventors: Baron L. Hamman, William E. Cohn, Devin S. Dobie, Kirk S. Honour, Dana Ray Mester
  • Publication number: 20120265232
    Abstract: A guide tube for tattoo machine needles has a through hole slidingly engaged, in use, by a rod, which carries the needles; the tube has at least one slot, which is transversal to the axis of the hole to reach beyond said longitudinal axis; in use, an elastic band is provided in the slot to come in contact against a zone of the rod and radially force the rod and/or the needles against a surface of the hole close to the outlet of the hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Inventor: Andrea Surbone