Tourniquet Patents (Class 606/203)
  • Publication number: 20120158041
    Abstract: Tactical pants can include one or more features for retaining a utility object, such as a firearm, for protecting against ballistic projectiles, or for reducing the effects of leg wounds. Various pants can include one or more of a weight distribution system, an anti-ballistic shield, or one or more tourniquets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Inventor: Richard Gene Craig
  • Publication number: 20120150215
    Abstract: Systems and methods of applying a bandage to a patient including securing a bandage device over a wound and around a body part of the patient. The bandage device includes a platform with a plurality of first openings for use with a tensioning mechanism, and at least one second opening for use with a pressure adjusting mechanism. The pressure adjusting mechanism may include threads, detents, and other adjustable, or semi-permanent, locking mechanisms. In addition to pressure applied to a wound via the tensioning mechanism, an additional pressure may be applied to the wound through the platform of the bandage device via the pressure adjusting mechanism. The pressure adjusting mechanism may have a pressure application mechanism that applies the additional pressure to the wound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Applicant: Juarez Industries
    Inventor: Mark Louis Donald
  • Patent number: 8147417
    Abstract: A timer for tourniquet, adapted for application in a surgery, emergency or military situations to stop arterial blood loss in an injured limb, which is optionally activated by use of the tourniquet and/or optionally provided in association with a monitor for a plurality of tourniquets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: OHK Medical Devices Ltd.
    Inventor: Noam Gavriely
  • Patent number: 8142472
    Abstract: A low-cost disposable tourniquet cuff includes: a first sheet formed of flexible material that is impermeable to gas; a second sheet facing the first sheet and formed of flexible material impermeable to gas; a bladder seal joining the first sheet to the second sheet around a perimeter to form an inflatable bladder within the perimeter; port means communicating pneumatically with the bladder and releasably connectable to a tourniquet instrument; stiffener means contained within the inflatable bladder and formed of gas-impermeable material less flexible than the first sheet, wherein the stiffener means has a stiffener width dimension less than the bladder width dimension and is joined to the first sheet to form a non-inflatable portion of the first sheet; and securing means attached to the non-inflatable portion of the first sheet and adapted to allow a surgical user to releasably secure the cuff around the limb at the desired location so that the bladder overlaps upon itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Western Clinical Engineering, Ltd
    Inventors: James A. McEwen, Michael Jameson, Kenneth L. Glinz, Allen J. Upward
  • Publication number: 20120071917
    Abstract: Tourniquet assemblies are provided including a pressure applicator adapted to be secured around a limb and a tensioning mechanism for applying a working tension to the pressure applicator. The tensioning mechanism may include a platform, a clip and a tensioning member. The tensioning mechanism may be configured to apply the working tension via rotation of the tensioning member, and the clip may be configured to receive, and at least temporarily inhibit rotation of, the tensioning member. A tension indicator may also be provided including a base configured to attach to a tourniquet strap, a platform configured to move relative to the base when subjected to a tourniquet working pressure, and one or more tactile or visual indicators configured to provide a variable tactile or visual indicator based on the tourniquet working pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2011
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Applicant: PSR Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Rex McDonald, Hanners Gevedon, John Eaton
  • Patent number: 8137378
    Abstract: Low-cost tourniquet cuff apparatus includes: an inflatable bladder formed of flexible material having a bladder width dimension when the bladder is uninflated and a having a bladder length dimension sufficient for encircling a limb of a surgical patient at a desired location on the limb and for overlapping upon itself, wherein the bladder includes a bladder first inner surface facing a bladder second inner surface along the bladder length dimension and across the bladder width dimension when the bladder is uninflated; securing means for securing the overlapping bladder around the limb at the desired location; port means communicating pneumatically with the inflatable bladder and releasably connectable to a tourniquet instrument for supplying the bladder with pressurized gas; and stiffener means having a predetermined stiffness and having a stiffener width dimension less than the bladder width dimension, wherein the stiffener means is non-releasably attached to the bladder first inner surface within the inflat
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Western Clinical Engineering, Ltd
    Inventors: James A. McEwen, Michael Jameson, Kenneth L Glinz, Allen J Upward
  • Publication number: 20120053617
    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: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2009
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Inventors: Philip Benz, Robert Niemeyer
  • Publication number: 20120046582
    Abstract: A medical dressing for chest wounds, including a one-way valve that can be covered so as to protect against intrusion of airborne contaminants and to prevent passage of fluids in either direction, and including indicia visible using night vision devices but not visible in visible light to the naked eye in some embodiments. The indicia visible using night vision devices may be included in other medical apparatus, as well, so that the medical dressings or other apparatus can be used effectively during darkness, in combat situations, without being seen by enemy combatants not equipped with night vision devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Inventors: Lance David Hopman, Lane Michael Johnson, Jaret Dwayne Schaffer, Samuel Scheinberg
  • Patent number: 8083764
    Abstract: A constructed padding for use with a tourniquet, kits, and methods of its use are provided. In use, the tourniquet padding is wrapped about and secured to an extremity, and a tourniquet is positioned onto the tourniquet padding. The construction of the tourniquet padding prevents a tourniquet, blood pressure cuff, etc., from slipping out of position during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Inventor: Richard G. Dedo
  • Patent number: 8083763
    Abstract: Apparatus for estimating a magnitude of leakage from a surgical tourniquet system while pressure in a cuff of the system is regulated near a reference pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Western Clinical Engineering Ltd.
    Inventors: James A. McEwen, Michael Jameson, Michael A. Gebert, William K. W. Cheung
  • Publication number: 20110307004
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to first aid articles and more specifically tourniquets suitable for one handed application. One embodiment of the invention is directed to a tourniquet having a base defining first and second ends. A constricting band is attached to and extends from the first end of the base. A handle is engaged with the constricting band. The constricting band engages a self cinching buckle which includes polygonal frame member and a self cinching member engaged with the polygonal frame member. A hook member is attached to the first end of the base and is configured to engage the polygonal frame member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2010
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Applicant: Tactical Medical soulution, Inc.
    Inventors: ROSS JOHNSON, RICHARD A. HESTER
  • Publication number: 20110295310
    Abstract: A styptic device (10) for substantially hemostatically sealing a percutaneous puncture (12) in a blood vessel (14) of a patient (11), the styptic device (10) comprising: a base (16); a main compression element (18) extending from the base (16), the main compression element (18) defining a main compression surface (24) compressible against the patient (11); and an auxiliary compression element (20) removably attachable to the base (16), the auxiliary compression element (20) defining an auxiliary compression surface (26) compressible against the patient (11).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Inventors: Bui Bao, Richard Gendron, Olivier Bertrand
  • Publication number: 20110295309
    Abstract: A combination belt buckle and tourniquet includes a main body, a cover and a cover axle on which the main body and the cover are mounted so as to be rotatable relative to each other. When the combination is used as a tourniquet, webbing is fed between the main body and the cover, and the main body and the cover are rotated toward each other so as to form a pinching vice for capturing the webbing tightly therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Inventors: Kelly Allen Sullivan, Thomas Winfield Sullivan
  • Patent number: 8065781
    Abstract: An adjustable tourniquet includes a first component, a second component, a third component and a band. Two ends of the first component respectively have an axle for fixing the band and a buckling trough with an engaging element, wherein two ends of the axle respectively have a ratchet. The first and second components respectively have a rejecting element and a driving element to stop the ratchet. The axle is clamped by an axial cover, and two ends of the axle are respectively connected with a connecting axle for penetrating the second component. Furthermore, the ratchet includes an inner and an outer ratchet surfaces respectively for butting the rejecting element and the driving element, and the teeth of the inner and outer ratchet surfaces are respectively bent toward the same direction and the arrangement of the inner and outer ratchet surfaces are perpendicular to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: Huntex Corporation
    Inventor: Chia-Chang Chao
  • Publication number: 20110288462
    Abstract: The subject matter of the invention is a wound care article exhibiting a quantity of super-absorbent polymers. The wound care article is characterized in that characterized in that it exhibits at least one agent which can restrict the bleeding or the tendency to bleed. In the process it can be a chemically and/or pharmacologically and/or physiologically acting active ingredient or active ingredient complex.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2008
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Inventor: Birgit Riesinger
  • Publication number: 20110270299
    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: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2008
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Inventors: Keith J. Rose, Eric M. Yeates, Mark D. Gantar, Thomas M. Gregory, Robert A. Kincaid, Richard Siberell, Clifton L. Cook, Thomas A. Marx, Brian Abrams
  • Patent number: 8048105
    Abstract: An adaptive surgical tourniquet comprises: an inflatable cuff for encircling a limb of a patient; pressurizing means for pressurizing the cuff; pressure relief means for depressurizing the cuff; cuff pressure sensing means for sensing cuff pressure; limb occlusion pressure sensing means for sensing the patient's initial limb occlusion pressure at a selected time; physiologic characteristic sensing means for sensing a physiologic characteristic of the patient; and pressure regulator means for establishing an adapted limb occlusion pressure that is a predetermined function of the initial limb occlusion pressure and the physiologic characteristic, wherein the pressure regulator means is operable after the initial limb occlusion pressure is sensed for selectably activating the pressurizing means and the pressure relief means to maintain the cuff pressure above the adapted limb occlusion pressure for a time period suitably long for the performance of a surgical procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Western Clinical Engineering Ltd.
    Inventors: James A. McEwen, Michael Jameson, Michael A. Gebert
  • Patent number: 8043327
    Abstract: An auto-release tourniquet apparatus has a strap, a housing having a first slot therein suitable for receiving a first end of the strap and a second slot suitable for receiving another portion of the strap therein, and a strap releasing mechanism positioned in the housing. The strap releasing mechanism serves to release at least one of the first and second ends of the strap from the housing after a predetermined period of time. A solenoid is positioned in the housing and acts upon the first end of the strap so as to allow for the ejection of the first end of the strap from the first slot after the predetermined period of time. A strap tensioning mechanism is associated with the second slot of the housing for allowing the strap to be suitably tensioned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Inventors: Aaron Arias, Thomas J. Brzustowicz
  • Patent number: 8038629
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for determining proper endotreachal placement is disclosed. The apparatus includes an audio receiver having a body, a microphone mount in a center thereof the body and an audio cavity, an audio processing unit; and a signal cable connected at a first end to the microphone and at a second end, where the receiver is adapted to be positioned in a suprasternal notch of a patient and the acoustic signal detected after inflation of a balloon associated with an endotracheal tube. The method uses the apparatus to detect and analyze an audio signal. The audio signal is then used to confirm endotracheal tube placement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Board of Regents, The University of Texas System
    Inventors: Daneshvari R. Solanki, Thomas K. Doan, William E. McGrady, II
  • Patent number: 8012162
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a surgical ring, configured to be implanted around a biological organ having a pouch or a duct shape. A surgical ring according to the present invention forms a closed loop around the organ, altering its diameter. Variations in ring diameter are reversibly controlled by a system that, in one embodiment, includes a flexible filiform element slidably disposed within the body of the ring and coupled to a first extremity of the ring and also to an actuator disposed near a second extremity of the ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Allergan, Inc.
    Inventor: Michel Andre Bachmann
  • Publication number: 20110178546
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to first aid articles and more specifically tourniquets. One embodiment of the claimed subject matter includes a tourniquet article having a substantially rigid base. A handle is provided, the handle has first and second ends and a slot disposed between the first and second ends. A strap disposed adjacent to the substantially rigid base and passes through the slot of the handle. A structural member having first and second sides is attached to the base at least at first and second points along each of the first and second sides of the base such that the strap being sandwiched between at least a portion of the structural member and said base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Applicant: TACTICAL MEDICAL SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Jennifer L. Johnson, Ross Johnson
  • Patent number: 7981135
    Abstract: The invention provides an article of clothing having a tourniquet affixed to the clothing at one end of the tourniquet, the tourniquet comprising a band comprised of an elastic and flexible material, the band having a width and a length, a first end and a second end, and a first face and second face, where at least a portion of the first face comprises hook-type fastener means, and where the second face comprises loop-type fastener means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Inventor: Patricia Thorpe
  • Publication number: 20110137336
    Abstract: An embodiment is a tourniquet including a constricting band with an angled constriction tightening point to substantially prevent skin from being caught in the constriction action. The angled constriction tightening point may further enable the tourniquet to substantially securely couple to web gear, for example to pouch attachment ladder system (PALS) webbing of modular lightweight load-carrying equipment (MOLLE) systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Inventors: Paula Holcomb, Michael Ward Holcomb
  • Publication number: 20110130739
    Abstract: An apparatus for treatment of external hemorrhaging has a panel for applying pressure to an absorbent pad and a wound on a body part. The panel has a central portion located between first and second arms which extend outwardly and in transversely opposed directions from the central portion. The apparatus includes a strap which is attached to the first arm at or near first strap end, and is releasably attachable to the second arm at an attachment region of the strap spaced apart from the first strap end. When the panel is strapped to the body part, the tension in the strap pulls on and elastically deforms the first and second arms of the panel inwardly toward the body part, and applies localized pressure to the pad and wound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2008
    Publication date: June 2, 2011
    Inventors: Micheal Connor Fitzpatrick, Robert Colin Adamson
  • Patent number: 7947061
    Abstract: A ratcheting tourniquet apparatus having a quick adjustment mechanism for initial tourniquet strap approximation, and a ratcheting assembly for fine, stringent strap adjustment about a limb of a patient. The apparatus provides for quick and easy use, even to the uninitiated. The apparatus provides for sufficient leverage via the ratcheting assembly such that severe tightening of the strap is possible as needed. The apparatus quick adjustment mechanism further provides instant tourniquet release.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: Fast-T, LLC
    Inventor: Ricardo A Reis
  • Patent number: 7927297
    Abstract: An improved treatment apparatus and method of using in which the device has plural protruding contact elements, each preferably having an undulating contact surface with one or more peaks. In one preferred embodiment, a plurality of contact elements are positioned spaced apart from one another in columns. In another device an elongated single column is provided. Mounting brackets are provided that enable a user to position the device easily and to adjust mounting straps and/or belts to a particular body shape. In one example, the device may include bracket apertures into which mounting brackets can be positioned. In another aspect of the invention, adjustable buckles and/or binders are provided can be used to adjust the length of the straps and secure the device to the wearer in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Studio Moderna SA
    Inventors: Sandi {hacek over (C)}e{hacek over (s)}ko, Toni Kancilja, Stef Harley
  • Publication number: 20110087264
    Abstract: A tourniquet for restricting a flow of blood in a body part is presented. In accordance with embodiments of the present invention, the tourniquet comprises a first elongated member, and a second elongated member in slidable engagement with the first elongated member. In addition, the tourniquet includes a tensioning mechanism connected to the second elongated member, wherein a compressive force is applied to the body part upon applying a tensile force to the second elongated member using the tensioning mechanism. The tourniquet is suited for emergency use, and may be applied by using only one hand. Thus, the tourniquet may be applied, manipulated and tightened by the wearer, even if the wearer is limited to the use of a single hand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Publication date: April 14, 2011
    Applicant: PHIL DURANGO LLC
    Inventor: Mark ESPOSITO
  • Patent number: 7909849
    Abstract: Apparatus is provided for protecting a patient's limb from tourniquet-related injury, comprising: a tourniquet cuff having a length sufficient for encircling a limb protection sleeve applied to a limb at a location having a limb circumference of not less than a predetermined minimum limb circumference and not more than a predetermined maximum limb circumference; limb protection sleeve adapted for applying to the limb at the location, wherein the sleeve has a tubular shape and a tubular circumference predetermined to be less than the predetermined minimum and wherein the sleeve is formed to allow elastic stretching of the tubular shape sufficient to increase the tubular circumference to be substantially equivalent to the limb circumference at the location when the sleeve is applied to the limb, thereby applying a pressure to the limb that is greater than a predetermined minimum pressure and less than a predetermined maximum pressure; and identification means perceptible to a user for providing an indication to
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Inventor: James A. McEwen
  • Patent number: 7892253
    Abstract: A tourniquet for restricting a flow of blood in a body part comprises a first elongated member, and a second elongated member in slidable engagement with the first elongated member. In addition, the tourniquet includes a tensioning mechanism connected to the second elongated member, wherein a compressive force is applied to the body part upon applying a tensile force to the second elongated member using the tensioning mechanism. At least one embodiment of the present invention comprises a buckle having one or more of a raised intermediate bar and one or more teeth for contacting a portion of the first elongated member. The tourniquet is suited for emergency use, and may be applied by using only one hand. Thus, the tourniquet may be applied, manipulated and tightened by the wearer, even if the wearer is limited to the use of a single hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Phil Durango, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Esposito, Jonathan Bennett
  • Publication number: 20110029009
    Abstract: An identification system and method that enables third parties, such as uniformed police officers, to identify another authorized firearms bearer, in order reduce risk of misidentification of intent that might otherwise lead to an unfortunate accidental injury during an incident response. The system includes an identification tag that is selectively affixable to a firearm in a position visible to third parties. The identification tag is selectively affixed in a stored position that preferably is furled so that it does not interfere with firearms storage or usage. The tag is deployable in an extended position to increase potential recognition to third parties. The tag desirably may also be wearable by the firearms bearer, such as a wrist band, head band or sash.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2010
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Inventor: Richard Dietl
  • Publication number: 20110022077
    Abstract: This invention presents a non-pneumatic tourniquet device designed for quick, easy application to an injured digit, such as a finger or a toe. One preferred embodiment comprises an frame, which is affixed to a flexible layer or membrane, and allows for an opening for the insertion of the injured digit through the device. This easy to use apparatus temporarily checks the bleeding or blood flow by applying an external pressure or a compression to the blood vessels in an appendage and also allows for exsanguination of the injured area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2010
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Inventors: William J. Green, Ted J. Brackett
  • Patent number: 7854748
    Abstract: A device for applying pressure in progression to restrict the blood content of a limb, whereby at least an elastic tight sleeve is unfolded directionally on that limb towards the center of the body. The unfolding is streamlined using at least one auxiliary application strap. In certain embodiments a constricting toroid is used as a major restriction agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Inventor: Oren Gavriely
  • Publication number: 20100312271
    Abstract: A tourniquet includes a first and a second elements and a strap having one end winding around a human body and threading through the first element. The first element has a latch slot and a latch element. The second element has a coupling element at one end latchable with the latch element and the other end fastened to the strap. The first element has an upper and a lower cases and a brake unit inside. The upper and lower cases have respectively an upper and a lower openings threaded through by the strap. The brake unit has a detent edge at one end and an axle at the other end extended to form an actuating member movable with the brake unit about the axle, and an elastic element provides a force for the detent edge to butt the strap from the upper opening to the lower opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2009
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Applicant: HUNTEX CORPORATION
    Inventor: Chia-Chang CHAO
  • Patent number: 7846119
    Abstract: An improved treatment apparatus and method of using in which the device has plural protruding contact elements, each preferably having an undulating contact surface with one or more peaks. In one preferred embodiment, a plurality of contact elements are positioned spaced apart from one another in columns. In another device an elongated single column is provided. Mounting brackets are provided that enable a user to position the device easily and to adjust mounting straps and/or belts to a particular body shape. In one example, the device may include bracket apertures into which mounting brackets can be positioned. In another aspect of the invention, adjustable buckles and/or binders are provided can be used to adjust the length of the straps and secure the device to the wearer in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: Studio Moderna SA
    Inventors: Sandi {hacek over (C)}e{hacek over (s)}ko, Toni Kancilja, Stef Harley
  • Patent number: 7842067
    Abstract: A tourniquet for restricting a flow of blood in a body part is presented. In accordance with embodiments of the present invention, the tourniquet comprises a first elongated member, and a second elongated member in slidable engagement with the first elongated member. In addition, the tourniquet includes a tensioning mechanism connected to the second elongated member, wherein a compressive force is applied to the body part upon applying a tensile force to the second elongated member using the tensioning mechanism. The tourniquet is suited for emergency use, and may be applied by using only one hand. Thus, the tourniquet may be applied, manipulated and tightened by the wearer, even if the wearer is limited to the use of a single hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Inventor: Mark Esposito
  • Publication number: 20100286724
    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: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2007
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Inventors: Keith J. Rose, Eric M. Yeates, Mark D. Gantar, Thomas M. Gregory, Robert A. Kincaid, Richard Siberell, Clifton L. Cook, Thomas A. Marx
  • Publication number: 20100280541
    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: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2009
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Applicant: Merit Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Fred P. Lampropoulos, Gregory R. McArthur
  • Patent number: 7824422
    Abstract: The invention relates to a gastroplasty ring formed by a flexible band (2) which comprises a first end part (5) and a second end part (6) and which is intended to be closed around the stomach toward its two end parts by a closure system in order to reduce the diameter of the opening of the stoma by forming a loop, the band comprising an adjustable-volume annular compression chamber (3) connected, at the first end part, by an adjusting catheter (7) to a device for adjusting the internal pressure of said chamber, so as to adjust its diametral expansion, the ring comprising at least one grab tab (11, 12, 13) which projects toward the outside of the loop to make it easier for the two end parts to be brought together and parted. Gastric implant for treating obesity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: Compagnie Européenne d'etude et de Recherche de Dispositifs pour l'Implatation Par Laporoscopie
    Inventor: Salomon Benchetrit
  • Publication number: 20100268267
    Abstract: A low-cost contour cuff for surgical tourniquet systems comprises: a sheath containing an inflatable bladder, the sheath having an arcuate shape, an outer surface and a centerline equidistant between first and second side edges; a securing strap non-releasably attached to the outer surface and formed of substantially inextensible material having a shape that is predetermined and substantially flat, wherein the strap includes a bending portion near a first strap end and a fastening portion near a second strap end, and wherein the bending portion is adapted to allow twisting of the bending portion out of the substantially flat shape to facilitate positioning of the fastening portion into any of a plurality of positions in the substantially flat shape; and fastening means for releasably attaching the fastening portion of the securing strap to the outer surface whenever the sheath is curved into a position for surrounding a limb.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Applicant: WESTERN CLINICAL ENGINEERING, LTD.
    Inventors: James A. McEwen, Michael Jameson, Kenneth L. Glinz, Allen J. Upward
  • Publication number: 20100241032
    Abstract: A method of stopping a bleeding from a fistula situated on a limb of a patient for hemodialysis, includes: providing a tourniquet band having a blood-stopping protrusion projecting therefrom; encircling the limb of the patient with the tourniquet band to cover the fistula and pressing the fistula with the blood-stopping protrusion to stop the bleeding; connecting a sensor to the tourniquet band to sense a blood flow in the fistula and to generate a signal representative of the blood flow; and electrically connecting a notifying device to the sensor and using the notifying device to produce a notifying signal in response to the signal transmitted by the sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Inventors: Tsung-Lung Lee, Yu-Li Kang
  • Publication number: 20100234877
    Abstract: An electromechanical tourniquet includes a strap, a buckle assembly connected to the strap and utilized to secure and tighten the strap around a limb of a person and a pressure pad carried on the strap. The pressure pad provides localized application of pressure along a line extending into the limb of a person to whom the tourniquet is applied. The tourniquet further includes a force sensor to measure occlusive pressure applied to the limb along that line as well as a user interface that displays duration of use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2009
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Inventors: David Pienkowski, Lee Gentry Barnett
  • Publication number: 20100222808
    Abstract: Certain embodiments provide a tourniquet coupling device that includes a coupling member having first and second end regions, the coupling member including a top wall extending from the first end region to the second end region, a top wall edge; and a bottom wall, coupled to, or integral with, the top wall, that extends from the first to the second end region. In certain embodiments, the bottom wall comprises a bottom wall edge and an opening, and the top and bottom wall edges are separated by a space. In certain embodiments, the coupling member is configured such that, when a first portion of a tourniquet is attached to the coupling member at the first end region, and a second portion of the tourniquet is passed into the opening and into the space, the second end region is attachable to the second portion of the tourniquet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2010
    Publication date: September 2, 2010
    Inventor: James P. Morrow
  • Publication number: 20100217307
    Abstract: A single-use disposable digital tourniquet includes a generally rigid support body comprising first and second spaced apart cuff channels sized and configured to receive a cuff therethrough.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2010
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Inventor: Mark Joseph Warburton
  • Patent number: 7780698
    Abstract: A low-cost disposable tourniquet cuff having improved safety includes a cuff with opposing ends and an inflatable bladder having a first bladder side and a second bladder side. The bladder has a length dimension that is greater than the circumference of a limb of a patient at a desired limb location for applying the cuff, but less than the distance between first and second cuff ends. A port is provided for inflating the bladder, and a fastener is attached to the second bladder side and adapted to allow the surgical user to releasably secure the fastener to the first bladder side only if the cuff overlaps upon itself by at least a predetermined minimum cuff overlap length at the desired limb location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: Western Clinical Engineering, Ltd.
    Inventors: James A. McEwen, Michael Jameson, Kenneth L. Glinz
  • Publication number: 20100211096
    Abstract: An integrated tourniquet system enables the user to establish with suitable warnings, and with timely user confirmation, individualized maximum pressure levels in the cuff that may be above normal maximum pressure levels. Also provided is a rapid and accurate method of testing for leakage in the cuff and connectors. The system is adapted for communication to remote devices for receiving and providing information relating to the pressure levels, tests, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2009
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Applicant: Western Clinical Engineering Ltd
    Inventors: James A. McEwen, Michael Jameson, Michael A. Gebert, William K.W. Cheung
  • Patent number: 7776064
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to first aid articles and more specifically tourniquets. One embodiment of the claimed subject matter includes a tourniquet article comprising a base, a cap disposed on said base, a strap having one free end and one end attached to said base, a buckle attached to said base, a handle with an aperture to accommodate a portion of said strap, a ring attached to said base positioned adjacent to said base, wherein said tourniquet article is positioned around a limb, wherein said free end of said strap is pulled through both said ring and said handle aperture whereby said article is initially tightened around the limb, wherein said handle is turned until adequate pressure is applied to the limb, and wherein once adequate pressure is applied to the limb, one end of said handle is inserted into said ring to secure the tightened tourniquet in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Tactical Medical Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Johnson Jennifer, Johnson Ross
  • Patent number: 7771453
    Abstract: A occlusion detector for a dual-port surgical tourniquet system comprises: a tourniquet cuff for encircling a patient's limb and including an inflatable portion that communicates pneumatically with a first cuff port and that communicates pneumatically with a second cuff port independently of the first cuff port; a tourniquet instrument that is releasably connectable to the first and second cuff ports to establish first and second pneumatic passageways between the tourniquet cuff and the tourniquet instrument, wherein the tourniquet instrument includes pressure sensing means communicating with the first pneumatic passageway for producing an indication of the pressure in the cuff over a time period suitably long for the performance of a surgical procedure, pressure regulation means communicating with the second pneumatic passageway for regulating the pressure in the cuff near a reference pressure level, and an occlusion detector for introducing a pneumatic pressure pulse into the first pneumatic passageway duri
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Inventors: James A. McEwen, Michael Jameson
  • Publication number: 20100185048
    Abstract: In various embodiments of the invention, an electro-vacuum pump can be used either as a stand alone unit to create, monitor and control a vacuum or to maintain, assist or as a back up for a hand operated pump in a variety of surgical procedures. The vacuum pump is controlled by a processor and is automatically activated when the vacuum is below a pre-selected parameter or a parameter selected on the fly by the surgeon. Visual or audio feedback is used to allow the surgeon increased control of the vacuum device while carrying out the surgical procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2010
    Publication date: July 22, 2010
    Inventors: Neal Marc Lonky, Albert Steve Gurganian
  • Patent number: 7758607
    Abstract: A low-cost contour cuff for surgical tourniquet systems comprises: a sheath containing an inflatable bladder, the sheath having an arcuate shape, an outer surface and a centerline equidistant between first and second side edges; a securing strap non-releasably attached to the outer surface and formed of substantially inextensible material having a shape that is predetermined and substantially flat, wherein the strap includes a bending portion near a first strap end and a fastening portion near a second strap end, and wherein the bending portion is adapted to allow twisting of the bending portion out of the substantially flat shape to facilitate positioning of the fastening portion into any of a plurality of positions in the substantially flat shape; and fastening means for releasably attaching the fastening portion of the securing strap to the outer surface whenever the sheath is curved into a position for surrounding a limb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Inventors: James A. McEwen, Michael Jameson, Kenneth L Glinz, Allen J Upward
  • Publication number: 20100160854
    Abstract: An integrated patient monitoring and control system is provided which includes a SITS, the SITS being adapted for coupling to the patient to obtain a specimen from the patient, a sensor, the sensor being adapted to receive the specimen from the SITS and to analyze the sample, a medication control unit, the medication control unit receiving information from the sensor, and utilizing that information to determine medication dosing information for the patient, and a medication administration system, the medication administration system receiving the dosing information from the medication control unit, and adapted to cause administration of the medication to the patient. If the SITS is adapted for blood draw, the system advantageously is performed in conjunction with a pneumatic pressure cuff, inflated so as to aid in blood draw.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Inventor: Robert T. Gauthier