Vacuum regulator for a breastmilk pump

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 6299594
SERIAL NO

09505319

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Abstract

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'An improved vacuum regulator for a breastmilk pump comprising a rotary member having an internal groove that is positionable over at least one port on a nub that is adapted to be in communication with a volume of a breast pump in which negative pressure is periodically generated.'

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
MEDELA, INC.MCHENRY, IL11

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Silver, Brian H Cary, IL 80 1118

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
The Scott Fetzer Company (1)
5784750 Multi-component flow passage assembly with snap in sealing adaptor 35 1996
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (4)
4311141 Breast pump 32 1980
4466461 Valve 5 1982
4758232 Suction syringe with an automatic locking means 69 1987
* 6004288 Breast pump 22 1998
 
AMEDA AG (1)
4573969 Breast pump 41 1984
 
AVENT LIMITED (1)
5749850 Breast pump 51 1996
 
AMEDA AG, ZUG (1)
4673388 Breast pump 75 1985
 
KIRCHNER & WLHELM (1)
4583970 Milk suction device 65 1985
 
Pigeon Co., Ltd. (2)
4759747 Breast pump including pressure adjusting means 63 1986
5295957 Breast pump having a pressure adjusting mechanism 56 1991
 
ISG/AG, ALPENSTRASSE 2, CH-6300 ZUG, SWITZERLAND (1)
4857051 Breastpump 81 1987
 
ISG/AG (4)
5007899 Drive unit adapted for use with manual piston pump 103 1988
4929229 Breastpump having improved valve mechanism 77 1988
4964851 Battery-powered breastpump 74 1989
5071403 Method and apparatus for protecting the pump of a breast pump from fouling by milk 78 1989
 
TRIMED AG (1)
* 6042560 Regulating device for a breast pump 27 1996
 
GRANT, ELENA M., 10250 S.W. 130TH AVENUE, BEAVERTON, COUNTY OF WASHINGTON, OREGON (1)
4772262 Portable electric breast pump 81 1987
 
EVENFLO COMPANY, INC. (2)
4799922 Breast pump insert 65 1987
5009638 Breast pump 47 1990
 
SPALDING & EVENFLO COMPANIES, INC (1)
4892517 Breast pump 46 1988
 
OMW, Inc. (1)
* 6093168 Breast pump attachment to a household vacuum cleaner 10 1995
 
Jex Co., Ltd. (2)
4886494 Milking apparatus 50 1988
4883464 Milking equipment 57 1988
 
CANNON RUBBER LIMITED (1)
4813932 Single-handed breast pump 62 1987
* Cited By Examiner

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
* 2004/0087,898 Breast pump assembly 21 2002
 
ATOSSA GENETICS, INC. (2)
* 7128877 Methods and devices for obtaining and assaying mammary fluid samples for evaluating breast diseases, including cancer 13 2003
* 2003/0219,812 Methods and devices for obtaining and assaying mammary fluid samples for evaluating breast diseases, including cancer 7 2003
 
KaWeCo GmbH (2)
7267662 Milk sucking pump 8 2000
* 2011/0098,639 Milk extraction device 2 2005
 
EVEREADY BATTERY COMPANY, INC. (1)
8734385 Manual breast pump 0 2010
 
MEDELA HOLDING AG (5)
6497677 Manual breastmilk pump 15 2001
8070715 Method and apparatus for minimum negative pressure control, particularly for breastpump with breastshield pressure control system 8 2007
* 2008/0255,503 Method and apparatus for minimum negative pressure control, particularly for breastpump with breastshield pressure control system 13 2007
* 2008/0077,082 Method for yielding maximum expression in breastpumping 3 2007
8070716 Method and apparatus for minimum negative pressure control, particularly for a breastpump with breastshield pressure control system 6 2008
 
PIGEON CORPORATION (1)
* 8167833 Breast pump 2 2010
 
PLAYTEX PRODUCTS, INC. (7)
D484236 Breast cup 9 2002
D486223 Breast cup 8 2002
D485614 Breast cup housing 6 2002
7666162 Breast cup 6 2002
7776008 Manual breast pump 5 2004
7776009 Breast cup 2 2007
7806855 Manual breast pump 7 2007
 
THE FIRST YEARS INC. (2)
* 6673036 Pumping breast milk 37 2000
8079975 Pump apparatus 1 2008
 
Tomy International, Inc. (4)
8591458 Pumping breast milk 1 2004
* 2004/0249,340 Pumping breast milk 13 2004
8398584 Breast pump and method of use 3 2010
8900182 Breast pump and method of use 0 2012
* Cited By Examiner