Wound irrigation splash shield

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 5496290
SERIAL NO

08344728

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A device for the prevention of contamination of medical personnel from a patient's body secretions that may splash back during wound irrigation. The splash shield has a peripheral edge that is substantially circular. The splash shield has a flat center region which forms the middle of the splash shield encircled by an outer concave region. The outer concave region curves away from the flat center region. A peripheral edge is located at the rim of the outer concave region. The peripheral edge is flat and extends outwardly from the outer concave region in a plane substantially parallel to the flat center region. A hollow conical protrusion extends through the splash shield at a point eccentric to its center. The conical protrusion has a base that lays flush against the flat center region. As the conical protrusion extends away from the flat center region, it tapers to a top surface. Moving along the conical protrusion from the base to the top surface, the cross-sectional diameter of the aperture defined by the conical protrusion decreases in length. The cross-sectional diameter of the aperture defined by the conical protrusion is dimensioned such that a friction fit is created between the interior of the conical protrusion and the flexible tip of a syringe when inserted therein.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
COOPERSURGICAL, INC.TRUMBULL, CT98

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Ackerman, Bernard Metuchen, NJ 18 732

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GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (1)
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (5)
* 4769003 Wound irrigation splashback shield 43 1987
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LIFETECH SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
* 4424036 Anti-splash cup for dental prophylaxis 26 1982
 
ZIMMER ORTHOPAEDIC SURGICAL PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
* 4692140 Lavage/suction tip with dual splash shield 86 1985
* Cited By Examiner

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (7)
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* 2004/0116,903 Spray pump wound irrigation device 2 2002
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* 2007/0173,773 Wound irrigation splashback shield 1 2006
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Cannuflow, Inc. (1)
* 6695773 Surgical instrument fluid shield 3 2002
 
TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP (1)
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DILIP TAPADIYA, M.D., INC. (6)
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ACT SEED TECHNOLOGY FUND LLC (1)
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WESTMED, INC. (1)
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CANYONS INTERNATIONAL (1)
6293929 Wound irrigation apparatus 47 1997
 
C. R. BARD, INC. (4)
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Wolfe Tory Medical, Inc. (2)
6402724 Wound irrigation shield 52 1999
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MERIT MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. (2)
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BIOMET MANUFACTURING, LLC (1)
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PARTNERS FOR GROWTH LP (1)
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Innovation Technologies, Inc. (2)
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* 2012/0035,559 Device and Method for Abscess Irrigation 0 2011
 
ZIMMER ORTHOPAEDIC SURGICAL PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
D381965 Splash shield for a lavage tip 3 1996
* Cited By Examiner