US Patent No: 6,299,594

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Vacuum regulator for a breastmilk pump

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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, IL15

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Silver, Brian H Cary, IL 91 742

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
ISG/AG (4)
5,007,899 Drive unit adapted for use with manual piston pump 96 1988
4,929,229 Breastpump having improved valve mechanism 66 1988
4,964,851 Battery-powered breastpump 67 1989
5,071,403 Method and apparatus for protecting the pump of a breast pump from fouling by milk 66 1989
 
EVENFLO COMPANY, INC. (2)
4,799,922 Breast pump insert 59 1987
5,009,638 Breast pump 42 1990
 
JEX CO., LTD. (2)
4,886,494 Milking apparatus 44 1988
4,883,464 Milking equipment 53 1988
 
Pigeon Co., Ltd. (2)
4,759,747 Breast pump including pressure adjusting means 59 1986
5,295,957 Breast pump having a pressure adjusting mechanism 51 1991
 
AMEDA AG (1)
4,573,969 Breast pump 36 1984
 
AMEDA AG, ZUG (1)
4,673,388 Breast pump 66 1985
 
AVENT LIMITED (1)
5,749,850 Breast pump 42 1996
 
CANNON RUBBER LIMITED (1)
4,813,932 Single-handed breast pump 54 1987
 
GRANT, ELENA M., 10250 S.W. 130TH AVENUE, BEAVERTON, COUNTY OF WASHINGTON, OREGON (1)
4,772,262 Portable electric breast pump 71 1987
 
ISG/AG, ALPENSTRASSE 2, CH-6300 ZUG, SWITZERLAND (1)
4,857,051 Breastpump 71 1987
 
KIRCHNER & WLHELM (1)
4,583,970 Milk suction device 59 1985
 
OMW, Inc. (1)
6,093,168 Breast pump attachment to a household vacuum cleaner 6 1995
 
SPALDING & EVENFLO COMPANIES, INC (1)
4,892,517 Breast pump 42 1988
 
THE SCOTT FETZER COMPANY (1)
5,784,750 Multi-component flow passage assembly with snap in sealing adaptor 23 1996
 
TRIMED AG (1)
6,042,560 Regulating device for a breast pump 24 1996
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (7)
4,323,067 Combination breast pump and gavage feeding apparatus and method 50 1978
4,249,481 Milking apparatus and method 44 1979
4,263,912 Milking apparatus and method 65 1979
4,311,141 Breast pump 30 1980
4,466,461 Valve 5 1982
4,758,232 Suction syringe with an automatic locking means 49 1987
6,004,288 Breast pump 16 1998

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
PLAYTEX PRODUCTS, INC. (7)
D484236 Breast cup 6 2002
D486223 Breast cup 4 2002
D485614 Breast cup housing 3 2002
7,666,162 Breast cup 4 2002
7,776,008 Manual breast pump 2 2004
7,776,009 Breast cup 0 2007
7,806,855 Manual breast pump 2 2007
 
MEDELA HOLDING AG (3)
6,497,677 Manual breastmilk pump 12 2001
8,070,715 Method and apparatus for minimum negative pressure control, particularly for breastpump with breastshield pressure control system 3 2007
8,070,716 Method and apparatus for minimum negative pressure control, particularly for a breastpump with breastshield pressure control system 2 2008
 
FIRST YEARS INC., THE (2)
6,673,036 Pumping breast milk 23 2000
8,079,975 Pump apparatus 0 2008
 
TOMY INTERNATIONAL, INC. (2)
8,591,458 Pumping breast milk 0 2004
8,398,584 Breast pump and method of use 0 2010
 
ATOSSA GENETICS, INC. (1)
7,128,877 Methods and devices for obtaining and assaying mammary fluid samples for evaluating breast diseases, including cancer 6 2003
 
KAWECO GMBH (1)
7,267,662 Milk sucking pump 6 2000
 
PIGEON CORPORATION (1)
8,167,833 Breast pump 1 2010