US Patent No: 7,964,766

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Wound cleansing apparatus in-situ

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An apparatus for cleansing wounds, in which wound exudate is removed from a wound bed and selectively cleansed and returned to the wound. The cleansing means removes materials deleterious to wound healing, and the cleansed fluid, still containing materials that are beneficial in promoting wound healing, is returned to the wound bed. The associated wound dressing and cleansing means are conformable to the wound, and may have irrigant fluid circulated from a reservoir by a device for moving fluid through a flow path which passes through the dressing and a means for fluid cleansing and back to the dressing.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
SMITH & NEPHEW PLCLONDON126

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Blott, Patrick Lewis York, GB 41 1408
Greener, Bryan York, GB 54 1344
Hartwell, Edward Yerbury Hull, GB 86 1787
Lee-Webb, Julian York, GB 42 1362
Michelle, Tina York, GB 1 80
Nicolini, Derek Brough, GB 62 1529

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SMITH & NEPHEW PLC (9)
7,524,315 Apparatus for aspirating, irrigating and cleansing wounds 94 2003
2006/0155,260 Apparatus for aspirating, irrigating and cleansing wounds 37 2003
7,699,830 Wound cleansing apparatus with scaffold 79 2004
* 2007/0066,945 Wound cleansing apparatus with scaffold 28 2004
2007/0129,707 Wound cleansing apparatus with heat 34 2004
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2007/0167,926 Wound cleansing apparatus in-situ 52 2004
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
9,302,032 Fluid communication path 0 2010
9,511,177 Wound treatment apparatus and method 0 2014
 
T.J. SMITH & NEPHEW LIMITED (1)
8,808,259 Suction device and dressing 1 2008
 
KCI LICENSING, INC. (8)
* 8,795,246 Alarm system 0 2011
* 2012/0191,053 ALARM SYSTEM 0 2011
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* 2012/0209,225 CONTROLLED NEGATIVE PRESSURE APPARATUS AND ALARM MECHANISM 2 2011
* 8,858,516 Controlled negative pressure apparatus and absorbency mechanism 0 2011
* 8,728,046 Controlled negative pressure apparatus and alarm mechanism 0 2011
* 2012/0083,754 CONTROLLED NEGATIVE PRESSURE APPARATUS AND ALARM MECHANISM 4 2011
* 2012/0071,845 CONTROLLED NEGATIVE PRESSURE APPARATUS AND ABSORBENCY MECHANISM 6 2011
 
SMITH & NEPHEW, INC. (13)
9,033,942 Wound dressing port and associated wound dressing 1 2008
9,199,012 Shear resistant wound dressing for use in vacuum wound therapy 1 2009
* 2009/0234,309 Shear Resistant Wound Dressing for Use in Vacuum Wound Therapy 34 2009
9,302,034 Negative pressure wound therapy dressing 0 2012
8,829,263 Self contained wound dressing with micropump 4 2012
8,777,911 Wound dressing of continuous fibers 4 2012
8,956,336 Wound dressing with vacuum reservoir 3 2013
8,834,452 Wound therapy system and related methods therefor 2 2013
9,227,000 Portable wound therapy system 0 2013
9,474,654 Wound dressing of continuous fibers 0 2014
9,375,521 Wound therapy system and related methods therefor 0 2014
9,456,928 Wound dressing with vacuum reservoir 0 2014
9,375,353 Shear resistant wound dressing for use in vacuum wound therapy 0 2015
 
OSSUR HF (4)
9,333,106 Circumferential walker 3 2011
9,492,301 Circumferential walker 0 2013
9,468,553 Circumferential walker 0 2015
D772418 Shell for an orthopedic device 0 2015
 
SMITH & NEPHEW PLC (47)
8,348,910 Apparatus for cleansing wounds with means for supply of thermal energy to the therapy fluid 19 2005
* 2009/0069,759 APPARATUS FOR CLEANSING WOUNDS WITH MEANS FOR SUPPLY OF THERMAL ENERGY TO THE THERAPY FLUID 40 2005
8,162,909 Negative pressure wound treatment 41 2006
8,551,061 Wound treatment apparatus with exudate volume reduction by heat 6 2008
* 2010/0211,031 WOUND TREATMENT APPARATUS WITH EXUDATE VOLUME REDUCTION BY HEAT 9 2008
8,808,274 Wound dressing 13 2008
8,764,732 Wound dressing 12 2008
8,715,256 Vacuum assisted wound dressing 15 2008
* 2011/0028,921 PORTABLE WOUND THERAPY APPARATUS AND METHOD 21 2008
9,205,183 Fluid collection 0 2009
8,398,614 Apparatus for aspirating, irrigating and cleansing wounds 22 2009
* 2011/0172,612 Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Device 5 2009
8,128,615 Wound cleansing apparatus with scaffold 33 2010
* 2010/0274,167 WOUND CLEANSING APPARATUS WITH SCAFFOLD 12 2010
9,452,244 Wound cleansing apparatus with stress 0 2010
8,926,592 Wound cleansing apparatus with heat 5 2010
* 2011/0004,171 WOUND CLEANSING APPARATUS WITH STRESS 25 2010
8,080,702 Wound cleansing apparatus in-situ 55 2010
8,758,313 Apparatus and method for wound cleansing with actives 4 2010
8,529,548 Wound treatment apparatus and method 9 2010
* 2011/0213,319 WOUND TREATMENT APPARATUS AND METHOD 15 2010
8,535,296 Apparatus for aspirating, irrigating and cleansing wounds 13 2010
D679820 Medical dressing 17 2011
D679819 Medical dressing 18 2011
9,061,095 Wound dressing and method of use 3 2011
9,446,178 Wound cleansing apparatus in-situ 0 2011
8,734,425 Pressure control apparatus 2 2011
9,084,845 Reduced pressure therapy apparatuses and methods of using same 2 2011
8,905,985 Systems and methods for controlling operation of a reduced pressure therapy system 7 2011
8,569,566 Wound cleansing apparatus in-situ 25 2011
8,834,451 In-situ wound cleansing apparatus 11 2012
8,882,746 Wound cleansing apparatus with scaffold 3 2012
8,951,235 Systems and methods for controlling operation of a reduced pressure therapy system 2 2012
9,387,126 Apparatus for aspirating, irrigating and cleansing wounds 0 2012
D691730 Medical dressing 6 2012
9,192,700 Sustained variable negative pressure wound treatment and method of controlling same 0 2013
9,427,505 Negative pressure wound therapy apparatus 0 2013
8,845,619 Wound treatment apparatus and method 5 2013
9,050,399 Wound treatment apparatus with exudate volume reduction by heat 0 2013
9,220,823 Pressure control apparatus 0 2014
9,220,822 Wound dressing 1 2014
D758851 Packaging for a wound therapy system 1 2014
9,205,001 Apparatus for aspirating, irrigating and cleansing wounds 0 2014
RE45864 Medical dressing 0 2014
9,452,248 Wound cleansing apparatus in-situ 0 2014
9,289,542 Wound cleansing apparatus 0 2014
D772559 Packaging for a wound therapy system 0 2016
 
Kalypto Medical, Inc. (6)
8,460,255 Device and method for wound therapy 17 2009
8,663,198 Negative pressure wound therapy device 8 2010
8,945,074 Device with controller and pump modules for providing negative pressure for wound therapy 3 2011
9,067,003 Method for providing negative pressure to a negative pressure wound therapy bandage 0 2011
9,058,634 Method for providing a negative pressure wound therapy pump device 0 2011
9,168,330 Device and method for wound therapy 0 2013
 
BSN MEDICAL GMBH (1)
* 2008/0312,572 Absorbent Article for Application to Human or Animal Skin Surfaces 14 2006
 
BLUESKY MEDICAL GROUP INCORPORATED (11)
8,795,243 Flexible reduced pressure treatment appliance 13 2010
8,303,552 Reduced pressure wound treatment system 33 2010
8,282,611 Reduced pressure wound treatment system 32 2010
8,449,509 Flexible reduced pressure treatment appliance 17 2010
8,118,794 Reduced pressure treatment system 35 2010
8,628,505 Reduced pressure treatment system 10 2011
8,545,464 Reduced pressure treatment system 8 2012
9,492,326 Reduced pressure wound treatment system 0 2013
9,198,801 Flexible reduced pressure treatment appliance 1 2013
9,211,365 Reduced pressure treatment system 0 2013
9,272,080 Flexible reduced pressure treatment appliance 1 2014
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