Tourniquet Patents (Class 606/203)
  • Patent number: 10743888
    Abstract: A point specific junctional tourniquet is provided having a rotational variable height adjustable point specific compression device including an upper housing, a lower housing rotationally nested within the upper housing and a base with an integral belt/strap guide and a belt/strap having a medical clasp, wherein for height adjustment of said upper housing and pressure form, the user grips the upper housing and the lo Aver housing and rotationally twists the two gripped housings causing the height to increase and after the optimum height is reached, depending upon the injury or wound, the assembled rotational variable height adjustable point specific compression device is secured in place and pressure is applied using the belt/strap, held in place within the belt/strap guide. The point specific junctional tourniquet is provided with a smartphone application for use in emergency situation events as required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Inventor: John D. Haeussinger
  • Patent number: 10722246
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and devices for obtaining patent hemostasis of the radial artery by compressing the uninstrumented ulnar artery to increase radial artery flow. The device comprises a band having an inflatable bladder for applying blunt pressure to the ulnar artery. The method comprises applying a pressure to the homolateral ulnar artery and applying a pressure to the radial artery at the access site to obtain hemostasis at the access site. The method further comprises administering an anticoagulant to a patient at a dose ranging from about 20 units per kg of body weight to about 30 units per kg of body weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: VASOINNOVATIONS INC.
    Inventor: Samir Bipin Pancholy
  • Patent number: 10716576
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and devices for obtaining patent hemostasis of the radial artery by compressing the uninstrumented ulnar artery to increase radial artery flow. The device comprises a band having an inflatable bladder for applying blunt pressure to the ulnar artery. The method comprises applying a pressure to the homolateral ulnar artery and applying a pressure to the radial artery at the access site to obtain hemostasis at the access site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: VASOINNOVATIONS INC.
    Inventor: Samir Bipin Pancholy
  • Patent number: 10711921
    Abstract: A reusable hose bundling sleeve having hooks and loops attached to an elongated section of material. The loops have a portion that extends beyond an edge of the elongated section and the portion of the loops has an identifiable portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Inventor: Bradley D. Barger
  • Patent number: 10709205
    Abstract: A cord lock device is provided, which includes a body having first and second faces, with a cord passage extending through the body between the first and second faces. First and second grip channels are formed in the first face and have respective first ends adjacent to the cord passage and second ends extending away from the cord passage. Each of the grip channels has a pair of grip teeth facing each other on opposite sides of the respective grip channel, ridges of the pairs of grip teeth extending from the first face toward the second face at an angle such that at the first face, the ridges are furthest from the cord passage, while at a point closest to the second face, the ridges are closest to the cord passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Inventor: Charles David Harris
  • Patent number: 10702281
    Abstract: Radial artery compression devices with an inflatable chamber and a substantially rigid frame are disclosed. The inflatable chamber of the radial artery compression devices can be inflated and then deflated according to a predetermined protocol. Some substantially rigid frames can form a wall of the inflatable chamber. Some substantially rigid frames can include indicia to facilitate positioning of the inflatable chamber relative to a puncture site of a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Merit Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Fred Lampropoulos, Blaine Johnson, Tyler Rees, Kenneth Sykes, Randy Boyd, Tamara L. Newren
  • Patent number: 10695071
    Abstract: A portable compact tourniquet includes a pivot housing, a strap carriage that is linearly translatable relative to the pivot housing, and a screw assembly. When the screw assembly is operated, the strap carriage away from the pivot housing, thus tightening a tourniquet strap that is attached to the strap carriage and to the pivot housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
    Inventors: Kevin R. Ward, Albert J. Shih, Jeffrey Stephen Plott, Thuan Doan
  • Patent number: 10653430
    Abstract: An arterial compression device having a band for securably fastening the arterial compression device around a wrist of a subject, a compression portion that is moveable so as to selectively apply pressure to the radial artery of the subject, and an aperture permitting access to the ulnar artery of the subject when the arterial compression device is securably fastened around the wrist of the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: CORMED LIMITED
    Inventors: Adrian D. Brown, Jonathan C. Swift, Christopher Brown
  • Patent number: 10646232
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system and method for regulating tourniquet cuff pressure to restrict blood flow penetration past the cuff based on a personalized restrictive pressure (PRP). The system includes mechanisms for estimating a limb occlusion pressure (LOP) by determining a minimum pressure at which arterial blood penetration past an applied tourniquet cuff is stopped and measuring a pulsation characteristic associated with the LOP. Thereafter, the system establishes a PRP by determining a second pressure that restricts but does not stop arterial blood penetration past the cuff and that corresponds to a second pulsation characteristic differing by a percentage from the pulsation characteristic associated with the LOP. During a limb-activity time period, the system maintains pressure in the applied tourniquet cuff near the PRP, thereby restricting but not stopping arterial blood penetration past the cuff during the activity time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Western Clinical Engineering Ltd.
    Inventors: James A. McEwen, Michael Jameson, Jeswin Jeyasurya, Kenneth L. Glinz
  • Patent number: 10631771
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for blood sampling from skin capillaries are provided. Blood extraction is improved by applying gradient pressure in a proximal to distal direction of an extremity. Blood is extracted and sampled from the skin capillaries with a blood sampling mechanism of at least a lancet and testing kit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Inventors: Morteza Naghavi, Albert Andrew Yen, Haider Hassan, David Panthagani, Craig Jamieson, Gary L. McQuilkin, Timothy J O'Brien
  • Patent number: 10610240
    Abstract: Exemplary systems, methods and computer-accessible mediums can be provided that can, for example, receive information related to a detection of a pulse of a patient(s), and increase a pressure using a hardware arrangement to reach a first pressure level corresponding to the pulse no longer being detected. The pressure can be decreased to reach a second pressure level corresponding to the pulse being again detected, and the pressure can be maintained at the second pressure level to facilitate a venipuncture of the patient(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: MEMORIAL SLOAN-KETTERING CANCER CENTER
    Inventor: Robert J. Downey
  • Patent number: 10603045
    Abstract: A tourniquet for occluding the flow of blood in an injured limb, and methods of use and construction thereof is provided. The tourniquet includes a strap of inelastic material having an annulus at a first end and a fastener assembly a second end. The fastener assembly is extendible through the annulus, and the strap has a hook or loop fastener portion on at least one side. The fastener assembly includes first and second fastener portions. The first fastener portion is releasably fixable to the hook or loop fastener portion on the strap and is separable from the hook or loop fastener portion under a first tensile force. The second fastener portion is fixable to the hook or loop fastener portion on the strap and is separable from the hook or loop fastener portion under a second tensile force, wherein the second tensile force is greater than the first tensile force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Inventor: Alice M. Brown
  • Patent number: 10595780
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes: a base; a functional element; and a first member and a second member which connect the base and the functional element to each other. The first member and the second member have different elastic moduli from each other. The elastic modulus of the first member is higher than the elastic modulus of the second member. At least a part of the first member is situated more closely to a center of the functional element than the second member, as viewed in a plan view taken from a direction in which the base and the functional element are arrayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Kamakura, Hideo Miyasaka, Yoshihiko Yokoyama
  • Patent number: 10576015
    Abstract: A pressurizing device includes a main body and a pressurizing mechanism having a controlling assembly and a pressing assembly arranged on the controlling assembly and movable relative to the main body. The controlling assembly has a base body arranged on the main body and a controlling member having a pivot portion and a driving portion, the pivot portion is pivoted to the base body so that the controlling member is swingable between pressurizing and releasing positions, and the pressing assembly has a controlled portion comovable with the driving portion and a pressurizing portion for pressing an object. When the controlling member swings toward the pressurizing position, the driving portion drives the controlled portion to make the pressurizing portion press the object; when the controlling member swings toward the releasing position, the driving portion drives the controlled portion to depressurize the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Inventor: Yu-Chien Wang
  • Patent number: 10568636
    Abstract: A compression device, useful for applying circumferential compression to an object, includes a simplified cinch mechanism. The device includes a guidance slide, a jamming feature/pull tab, a buckle assembly and a cinch strap, which form a loop for placing about an object. The cinch strap includes both an inner portion, anchored to the jamming feature, and an outer portion, anchored to the guidance slide. The inner portion of the cinch strap passes through the guidance slide to an adjustable, locking side of the buckle assembly, and the outer portion of the cinch strap passes from the adjustable, locking side of the buckle assembly to the guidance slide. The cinch strap can move freely when pulled on by the inner portion and lock when pulled on by the outer portion, such that an inner circumference of the device is adjustable but can maintain a minimum circumferential length after tension is applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Swift-Strap LLC
    Inventors: Nickolas Peter Demas, Anton Stuart Hunt
  • Patent number: 10517606
    Abstract: The inflatable arm sleeve prepares an arm to receive a hypodermic needle. The inflatable arm sleeve comprises a tubular bladder and a pump mechanism. The tubular bladder is further formed with a needle aperture. The tubular bladder is placed around the arm in the manner of a sleeve such that the needle aperture is positioned over the vein of the arm. The pump mechanism introduces compressed air into the tubular bladder such that pressure is applied to the arm from all directions around the arm except the needle aperture. The applied pressure will force blood into the unpressurized region of the vein underneath the needle aperture. The increase in pressure increases the diameter of the vein to make it easier to insert the hypodermic needle into the vein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Inventor: Robert Donaldson
  • Patent number: 10492796
    Abstract: A tourniquet having a first elongated member with a buckle on one end, and a second elongated member attached at both ends to the end of the first elongated member but leaving an intermediate portion of the second elongated member otherwise slidable with respect to the first elongated member. A windlass is used to twist the intermediate portion to apply tension to the first longitudinal member. Twisting the windlass produces a lineal component to the force and a torsional component. The buckle includes a first lateral side, a second lateral side and an intermediate bar between and spaced apart from them. The buckle also includes an anti-torsional plate that resists the torsional force. The buckle also has “teeth” the resist movement of the first longitudinal member from the buckle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Composite Resources, Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan Peter Bennett
  • Patent number: 10478196
    Abstract: A compression device is used to increase intra-luminal pressure within the upper esophageal sphincter of a patient in order relieve an impact of an abnormal or defective upper esophageal sphincter anatomy, physiology, or functionality. In one implementation, the compression device is used in conjunction with an external pressure sensing device to determine the external pressure that is to be applied to the cricoid for a specific patient. The compression device can be a means for the management and/or treatment of abnormal upper esophageal sphincter functionality, or a means for strengthening an esophageal sphincter of a subject, or a means for curing esophageal reflux disease of a subject, or a means for improving vocal function in a subject, or a means for managing lung aspiration, or a means for applying cricoid pressure during anesthesia intubation, or a means for stabilizing body structures such as during medical imaging or radiation treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignees: The Medical College of Wisconsin, Inc., Somna Therapeutics, LLC
    Inventors: Nick T. Maris, James S. Miller, Reza Shaker, Timothy Bachman, Nathan Schlueter, Eugene Paul Maloney, Eric David North, Paul Raine, Peter Alex
  • Patent number: 10441293
    Abstract: A hemostatic method is performed as follows: A) An at-puncture hemostatic pressure is applied to a puncture in a blood vessel via a main geometric side, and at least one off-puncture hemostatic pressure is applied to at least one position away from the puncture via at least one auxiliary geometric side, wherein the off-puncture hemostatic pressure acts on the blood vessel either directly or indirectly. B) During the hemostatic process, an ongoing flow velocity of the blood in the blood vessel is obtained and is reduced to lower than a normal flow velocity in the blood vessel by applying the at-puncture and off-puncture hemostatic pressures simultaneously, wherein the at-puncture and off-puncture hemostatic pressures are lower than a systolic pressure in the blood vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Yi-Chun Du, Bee-Yen Lim, Shi-han Chen
  • Patent number: 10336416
    Abstract: A tourniquet device includes a tourniquet strap having an outward facing surface and an inward facing surface, the outward facing surface being covered with a plurality of hook fasteners, the inward facing surface having a section that is provided with a plurality of loop fasteners, a first end and a second end, the first end comprising a buckle, the second end having a cavity, and a securement strap configured for storage within the cavity, the securement strap including a terminal end that includes a pull tab, the securement strap is configured to be selectively placed in a stored position and a deployed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Inventor: Carson Thomas Henderson
  • Patent number: 10335160
    Abstract: A tourniquet belt including a first, second, third, fourth, and fifth elongate fabric member, belt fastener, and windlass. The second elongate fabric member having a stiffness greater than the stiffness of the first elongate fabric member and affixed to the first elongated fabric member along a tourniquet portion. The third elongate fabric member secured to the first elongate fabric forming a first pocket with an opening proximate the tourniquet portion. The fourth elongate fabric member secured to the first elongate fabric member forming a second pocket having an opening proximate the tourniquet portion. The fifth elongate fabric member carried within the first pocket, extending through the first and second pocket openings, across the tourniquet portion, and carried within the second pocket. The belt fastener secured to the first end of the first elongate fabric member. The windlass carried by the fifth elongate fabric member along the tourniquet portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Ballistipax, LLC
    Inventors: Jason Holloman, David Malis
  • Patent number: 10335161
    Abstract: A hemostatic device is provided to stop bleeding at a puncture site on the wrist of a patient, the device comprising a transparent flexible band to be wrapped at the site where the bleeding is to be stopped, a curved frame having an inner peripheral side and possessing a first curved portion in its first half and a second curved portion in its second half, a first balloon provided on the inner peripheral side in the first half of the curved frame and a second balloon provided on the inner peripheral side in the second half of the curved frame. The bleeding from a first artery is stopped by compressing the first artery at the puncture site using inflation of the first balloon and the blood flow in the first artery is increased by compression of a second artery using inflation of the second balloon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: VASOINNOVATIONS INC.
    Inventors: Samir Bipin Pancholy, Nolan Rajendra Sardesai, Milind Padmakar Panse, Rajendra Gurudas Sardesai
  • Patent number: 10278708
    Abstract: A compression device, useful for applying circumferential compression to an object, for example, as a tourniquet to occlude blood flow in a hemorrhaging extremity, is provided. The device includes a buckle assembly, first and second guidance slides, a connecting member between the first and second guidance slides, and a strap. Each end of the strap is anchored to a guidance slide. From each of the anchored ends, the strap passes through the buckle assembly, forming outer segments. The strap then returns along respective insides of the outer segments and through the guidance slides, forming inner segments. The buckle assembly, inner segments and connecting member form a loop for placing about an object, an inner circumference of the loop being adjustable by pulling on a portion of the strap located along the outside of the connecting member and between the two guidance slides to tighten the loop around the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: SWIFT-STRAP LLC
    Inventors: Nickolas Peter Demas, Anton Stuart Hunt, Tyler T. Hamer, Zaid Zayyad, James F. Connor, Julio C. Guerrero, Pranay Jain
  • Patent number: 10271855
    Abstract: A pre-fabricated pneumatic tourniquet apparatus and related methods are provided. The tourniquet is easy to apply, ensures consistent and even circumferential pressure, is light weight, provides standard life saving operation, and can be utilized in any setting or situation. The pneumatic tourniquet apparatus is comprised of a bladder, a reservoir chassis, a retaining cover, a receiver and a slider. The bladder is elongated in shaped—long enough to wrap around most human limbs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher B. Kosiorek, Dexter C. Drayton, Esra Abir, Neslihan Damar, Nilufer Polat, Yavuz Avci
  • Patent number: 10245041
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and devices for obtaining patent hemostasis of the radial artery by compressing the uninstrumented ulnar artery to increase radial artery flow. The device comprises a band having an inflatable bladder for applying blunt pressure to the ulnar artery. The method comprises applying a pressure to the homolateral ulnar artery and applying a pressure to the radial artery at the access site to obtain hemostasis at the access site. The method further comprises administering an anticoagulant to a patient at a dose ranging from about 20 units per kg of body weight to about 30 units per kg of body weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: VASOINNOVATIONS INC.
    Inventor: Samir Bipin Pancholy
  • Patent number: 10213211
    Abstract: The invention relates to a medical device and method for applying pressure onto a patient's limb, especially at a blood vessel or a wound site, in order to achieve local hemostasis. The device comprises a body (1) for blood vessel compression, holding element (2) for attaching the body (1) to a patient's limb, a fastening means (3) for holding the device in a desirable position, wherein the body (1) has a first compression area (1a) which is situated at the outer surface of the body (1), at least one second compression area (1b) through which the body (1) is pressed with a holding element (2), a third compression area (1c) for compression control during application of the device, and wherein the holding element (2) is guided over the first compression area (1a), when the device is attached to the patient's limb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: INSTYTUT KARDIOLOGII
    Inventor: Mariusz Kruk
  • Patent number: 10213214
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and devices for obtaining patent hemostasis of the radial artery by compressing the uninstrumented ulnar artery to increase radial artery flow. The device comprises a band having an inflatable bladder for applying blunt pressure to the ulnar artery. The method comprises applying a pressure to the homolateral ulnar artery and applying a pressure to the radial artery at the access site to obtain hemostasis at the access site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: VASOINNOVATIONS, INC.
    Inventor: Samir Bipin Pancholy
  • Patent number: 10206687
    Abstract: The present disclosure discusses systems and methods for controlling a hemorrhage. The hemorrhage control device can include a harness that is worn around an upper junctional area and a lower junctional area of a user. The hemorrhage control device can also include a compression device that is configured to reversibly couple with the harness. The compression device can include a compression puck and a handle. The handle can be coupled with the harness. When rotated the handle can constrict the harness around the upper junctional area or the lower junctional area. The constriction of the harness can also cause the compression puck to compress the upper junctional area or the lower junctional area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: ARMR SYSTEMS LLC
    Inventors: Tyler Jack Prescott Harmon, Yegor Podgorsky, Chibueze Joseph Ihenacho
  • Patent number: 10098629
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for coupling a soft tissue implant into a locking cavity formed within a bone is disclosed. The apparatus includes a member to pull the soft tissue implant into a femoral tunnel. The member includes a suture having first and second ends which are passed through first and second openings associated with the longitudinal passage to form a pair of loops. Portions of the suture lay parallel to each other within the suture. Application of tension onto the suture construction causes retraction of the soft tissue implant into the femoral tunnel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Biomet Sports Medicine, LLC
    Inventors: Ryan A. Kaiser, Gregory J. Denham, Kevin T. Stone
  • Patent number: 10080531
    Abstract: Embodiments of medical device(s) configured for use by a debilitated or single handed user including flexible strap sections, a semi-rigid strap section configured to be formed into at least a partially enclosing semi-rigid shape by the user, and a ratcheting strap retraction unit or buckle coupled to one end of the first flexible strap section and an oversized buckle on an opposing end of the first strap section. A semi-rigid strap section is configured to insert into and be drawn into the oversized buckle and formed into an enclosing shape, maneuvered by the user over an injured appendage past a point of injury, then folded back over the oversized buckle; next the user operates the ratcheting strap retraction unit or buckle to constrict the strap sections to apply enclosing pressure to the injured appendage. Embodiments can further comprise an injector medical case module and a medical condition monitoring system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Gerry Miller, Garry Wieneke, Ameer Beitvashahi
  • Patent number: 10039553
    Abstract: Some embodiments relate to a device for reducing venous blood flow in a human limb. The device of some embodiments comprises: a first rigid part having a first non-linear inner profile; a second rigid part having a second inner profile generally facing the first inner profile; and a coupling portion that couples the first and second parts together while allowing relative movement of the first and second parts between a clamped position and an unclamped position. The first and second inner profiles are arranged to press against veins in the limb when the device is in the clamped position and thereby reduce venous blood flow in the limb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Tournicare Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Niels van Sparrentak, Rohan White
  • Patent number: 10004515
    Abstract: A method and device for reducing the damaging effects of a blast or concussive event includes applying pressure to at least one jugular vein to reduce the egress of blood from the cranial cavity during the incidence of the concussive event. Reducing blood out flow from the cranial cavity increases intracranial pressure of the cerebrospinal fluid to reduce the risk of traumatic brain injury and injuries to the spinal column. Reducing blood out flow further increases the intracranial pressure, and thereby increases the pressure of the cochlear fluid, the vitreous humor and the cerebrospinal fluid to thereby reduce the risk of injury to the inner ear, internal structure of the eye and of the spinal column. In addition, increasing intracranial pressure reduces the likelihood of brain injury and any associated loss of olfactory function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignees: TBI INNOVATIONS, LLC, THORNHILL RESEARCH, INC.
    Inventors: David Smith, Joseph A. Fisher
  • Patent number: 9987020
    Abstract: A first embodiment can be a method to reduce SLOSH energy absorption within an organism by reducing the inelastic collisions. A fluid containing organism can utilize an embodiment of the method wherein one or more of reversibly increasing pressure within the organs or cells, reversibly increasing the volume within the organs or cells, reversibly altering vascular, molecular, or cell wall stiffness, or reversibly altering vascular, molecular, or cell wall configuration within said organism may reduce these collisions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: TBI INNOVATIONS, LLC
    Inventor: David W. Smith
  • Patent number: 9962281
    Abstract: A penis enhancement apparatus and method having a first ring and a second ring, wherein each ring is circular in shape having an opening for receiving a penis therethough. The method provides the steps of adjusting the rings to an appropriate size via securing a knot in each ring. The first ring is applied to the tip of the penis adjacent to the glans thereof. The second ring is placed onto the shaft of the penis near the scrotum, wherein the rings cause small tears in the tissue of the penis via putting pressure onto the tissue of the penis once applied thereto. Pressure is then manually applied to the scrotum in order to direct blood flow into the tissue of the penis, wherein the blood causes the small tears. As the small tears are repaired, the penis is enlarged due to the promotion of cell growth and cell division.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Inventor: Philip Vanderwolk
  • Patent number: 9936899
    Abstract: A tremor reduction device has a mechanical flap having a flap portion arranged to apply pressure on part of an inner arm in order to reduce tremor. The pressure can be manually adjusted by moving a rod in a channel in the tremor reduction device. The tremor reduction device has a case for pivotably mounting the mechanical flap and the pressure is at least partly determined by the angle of the mechanical flap relative to the case. The rod has a tapered section and the mechanical flap has a pin in contact the tapered section for changing the angle of the mechanical flap. Optionally a sensor is placed near the pressure applying location to sense the tremor and to provide a sensing signal to a driving mechanism which causes the rod to move in order to adjust the pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Inventor: David A. Goldman
  • Patent number: 9924949
    Abstract: An adjustable vascular compression device assists in achieving partial or full occlusion of a blood vessel when applied to a patient's limb, for example, during or following a medical procedure. Pads on the device apply preferential compression to portions of the circumference of the limb so as to enable blood flow through adjacent blood vessels during the compression period. Further, rapid fastening, tightening, loosening and release is enabled by a single mechanism, and gradual adjustments to the tightness may be made without releasing said mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Semler Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip Benz, Robert Niemeyer
  • Patent number: 9901368
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a Point Specific Junctional Tourniquet Kit designed for the treatment of hemorrhage control of junctional injuries to a patient's torso especially in the area of the iliac (hip/groin area) and axillary (shoulder/armpit area) arteries where blood flow is extremely hard to stop. The complete kit contains a variety of components to give caregivers in the military as well as civilian medical caregivers a means for treating a wide variety of severe injuries, in the pre-ambulance environment, increasing the chances of a victim surviving and reaching a higher level of care.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Inventor: John D. Haeussinger
  • Patent number: 9844385
    Abstract: A high-performance tourniquet for use in rugged environments is disclosed. The tourniquet includes a strap which surrounds an extremity to apply pressure to the extremity. The strap is coupled with a latching mechanism which is operated via a handle to tighten the tourniquet. The ends of the tourniquet are configured to couple via a buckle system enabling a buckle frame to be passed over a buckle tongue. Alternatively, a quick-release stab-lock style fastener buckle may be used to couple the ends of the tourniquet. In either case the tourniquet is designed to enable a victim to personally don the tourniquet and apply the correct pressure. A handle protruding from the outer surface of the tourniquet may be rotated to tighten the tourniquet and apply pressure by moving the tourniquet ends relative to one another. The handle may be pulled outward to quickly undo the pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Inventors: Michael Dickinson, Robert Carrasca
  • Patent number: 9814467
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and apparatus for regulating tourniquet cuff pressure based on a personalized tourniquet pressure (PTP) to facilitate safe performance of a surgical procedure. The apparatus includes a dual-purpose tourniquet cuff adapted to encircle a region of a patient limb to provide both a sensor during a pre-surgical time period and an effector during a surgical time period. An effector module communicates pneumatically with an inflatable bladder of the cuff for maintaining pressure in the bladder near a PTP during the surgical time period to safely stop penetration of arterial blood past the cuff. A pulsation sensor that communicates pneumatically with the inflatable bladder during the pre-surgical time period senses and characterizes pressure pulsations that are indicative of penetration of arterial blood into the region of the limb encircled by the cuff.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Western Clinical Engineering Ltd.
    Inventors: James A. McEwen, Michael Jameson, Jeswin Jeyasurya, Kenneth L. Glinz
  • Patent number: 9743934
    Abstract: A radial artery compression device configured to be secured to a wrist or other portion of a patient to provide adjustable and consistent compression pressure in the area of a radial artery access site or other physiological portion of a patient to achieve hemostasis either during or after a medical procedure such as a percutaneous coronary procedure. The radial artery compression device includes a rotatable member and a compression pad adapted such that rotation of the rotatable member does not affect the rotational orientation of the compression pad. According to one embodiment of the present invention, a single rotation of the rotatable member results in complete extension or retraction of the radial artery compression device. According to another embodiment of the present invention, the rotation of the rotatable member results in a compounding of the extension or retraction of the compression pad relative to the body of the radial artery compression device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Merit Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Fred Lampropoulos, Gregory R. McArthur
  • Patent number: 9730703
    Abstract: A tourniquet system including a band, an optional bar, and an anti-pinch plate. The bar comprises an elongate portion of material having a first end portion, an intermediate portion, and a second end portion, at least one aperture formed in the bar so as to accept the band and allow the band to pass therethrough, at least one locking protrusion that extends from at least one of the first end portion or the second end portion. The anti-pinch plate includes one or more band receiving apertures formed so as to accept the band and allow the band to pass therethrough, wherein the anti-pinch plate includes one or more locking notches formed substantially along an edge portion of the anti-pinch plate, wherein the locking notches provide a means for securing at least a portion of the bar to the anti-pinch plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: SALANG, LLC
    Inventors: Keith J. Rose, Eric M. Yeates, Mark D. Gantar, Thomas M. Gregory, Robert A. Kincaid, Richard Siberell, Clifton L. Cook, Thomas A. Marx
  • Patent number: 9730704
    Abstract: A tourniquet system embedded within the garment, the tourniquet system including a band, an optional bar, and an anti-pinch plate. The bar comprises an elongate portion of material having a first end portion, an intermediate portion, and a second end portion, at least one aperture formed in the bar so as to accept the band and allow the band to pass therethrough, at least one locking protrusion that extends from at least one of the first end portion or the second end portion. The anti-pinch plate includes one or more band receiving apertures formed so as to accept the band and allow the band to pass therethrough, wherein the anti-pinch plate includes one or more locking notches formed substantially along an edge portion of the anti-pinch plate, wherein the locking notches provide a means for securing at least a portion of the bar to the anti-pinch plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: SALANG, LLC
    Inventors: Keith J. Rose, Eric M. Yeates, Thomas M. Gregory, Robert A. Kincaid, Richard Siberell, Clifton L. Cook, Thomas A. Marx
  • Patent number: 9728105
    Abstract: A vascular neck restraint training device is used for raining a first person to execute a vascular neck restraint on a second person. The training device includes a supporting structure, such as a collar for being supported about the neck of the second person, upon which a tracheal pressure sensor, and two arterial pressure sensors are supported for alignment with the trachea and the carotid arteries of the second person respectively. The sensors detect if an applied pressure during a vascular neck restrain exceeds a prescribed pressure threshold for that sensor and provides corresponding indication to the first person applying the pressure. The training device indicates if too much pressure is applied to the trachea corresponding to a respiratory neck restraint, and if sufficient pressure is applied to each of the carotid arteries for executing a successful vascular neck restraint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Inventor: Jeffrey James Quail
  • Patent number: 9681878
    Abstract: A multi-use tourniquet that may be first used in conventional manner to draw blood from an extremity, then reused as a compressor for a bandage applied to the resulting wound. The tourniquet includes a band of stretchy elastic material, typically carrying an adhesive that can attach to the surface of the band at a plurality of locations effective to constrict a circumference of the extremity. Desirably, the tourniquet is structured such that no adhesive is applied to the skin of the patient during use of the tourniquet. Certain tourniquets may carry decorative surface ornamentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Inventor: Lisa K. Hooton
  • Patent number: 9433544
    Abstract: A garment for bandaging a wound on a member of a mammal includes a flexible garment portion, and may take the form of a shirt, shorts, pants, a vest, or the like. At least one perforation in the garment portion defines at least one tear-away bandage comprising an outer surface, an inner surface, two opposing ends and a central section. The inner surface of the central section is adapted for application to the wound, and the two opposing ends are adapted for tying around the member of the mammal. Preferably the at least one bandage comprises a plurality of layers, including a netting material adapted for contacting the wound at the central section. In one embodiment, an absorbent layer of the at least one bandage is sandwiched between the inner surface or an inner layer and the outer surface or an outer layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Inventor: Sheila Ross
  • Patent number: 9393026
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure comprise compression devices and methods for applying intermittent and localized vessel compression. The compression devices and methods as described herein can improve fistula circuit maturity rates by promoting vein dilation. An aspect of the present disclosure is directed toward depressor designs actuated using actuator wire(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES, INC.
    Inventor: Edward H. Cully
  • Patent number: 9308000
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and devices for obtaining patent hemostasis of the radial artery by compressing the uninstrumented ulnar artery to increase radial artery flow. The device comprises a band having an inflatable bladder for applying blunt pressure to the ulnar artery. The method comprises applying a pressure to the homolateral ulnar artery and applying a pressure to the radial artery at the access site to obtain hemostasis at the access site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: VASOINNOVATIONS, INC.
    Inventor: Samir Pancholy
  • Patent number: 9138235
    Abstract: A disposable tourniquet and its method of use is disclosed. The tourniquet is in the form of a band formed of a thin flexible, non-stretchable material and has releasable securable means, e.g., a pressure sensitive adhesive. The tourniquet is arranged to be wrapped around the patient's limb, tightened and locked in place to reduce circulation. The tourniquet has means for controlling the amount of tension applied to the band when it is tightened about the limb of the patient, means for indicating the amount of tension applied. Means for indicating the ambient temperature at the patient's limb on which the tourniquet is used may be included in the tourniquet. The tourniquet may also include means to enable it to be folded into a compact configuration. Plural tourniquets can be provided in the form of a stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward A. Eikman, Adam D. Eikman, E. Allan Eikman
  • Patent number: 9131944
    Abstract: Disclosed is a device for exsanguinating a portion of an extremity, the device comprising a torus having a variable circumferential diameter, the torus configured to encircle an extremity portion and apply exsanguination pressure thereto, and a transducer operatively associated with the torus, the transducer, while the torus is encircling the extremity portion, being configured to control at least one of a diameter of the variable circumferential diameter, a tension in the torus and a pressure applied by the torus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: OHK MEDICAL DEVICES LTD.
    Inventors: Noam Gavriely, Oren Gavriely, Benny Rousso
  • Patent number: 9107671
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device capable of stopping the bleeding caused by the withdrawal of an introducer stuck into an introduction area of a patient. The device comprises: a base; a supporting means capable of temporarily attaching the base to the patient; an applicator supported by the base and provided with a transparent pad; and a screw-and-nut adjustment means capable of moving the applicator toward the introduction area so that the applicator moves to a position where the pad exerts pressure on the introduction area. The screw-and-nut system is located completely outside the diameter of the transparent pad. The invention can be used for angiography and angioplasty operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Perouse Medical
    Inventor: Romain Christian Guillot