Michael R Mahoney, Wayne H Nieman, Douglas J McDowell, Virginia Krapil: Exhalation valve for respiratory circuit. Baxter International, Kay H Pierce, Mary J Schnurr, June 4, 1991: US05020532 (41 worldwide citation)

A valve for the expiratory tubing of a ventilator circuit. The valve assembly includes a valve body, diaphragm, top cap and control tubing. The valve body includes a valve seat, annular surface, sealing ribs, along with other annular members. The diaphragm includes a thick center portion, connected ...

Gregory R Art, Frank M Podsiadlik, Albert Lackland: Bottle cap. Baxter International, Kay H Pierce, Paul C Flattery, February 25, 1992: US05090582 (38 worldwide citation)

A bottle cap having a cutting means located inside the cap for selectively opening a sealed bottle is described. The cap can be rotated in either direction over the seal to cause the seal to be punctured and to cause a "C"-shaped cut in the seal. In the preferred embodiment, the center of the "C"-sh ...

Mark A Heiss, James C Richardson, Phillip A Taylor: Disposable dental tool. Baxter Travenol Laboratories, Kay H Pierce, Paul C Flattery, July 26, 1988: US04759713 (36 worldwide citation)

A disposable dental instrument is described in which the instrument is formed by insert molding a handle about a wire. The wire has a working portion and a embedding portion; both the working portion and the embedding portion have a common diameter. In one embodiment of the subject invention, the ha ...

Richard C Dowdy: Brachial angiography surgical drape. Baxter International, Kay H Pierce, Paul C Flattery, December 24, 1991: US05074316 (34 worldwide citation)

A surgical drape for use in surgical procedures such as those wherein a catheter is inserted within a vein or artery of a patient. The drape includes a base sheet, for covering portions of the patient, that includes a fenestration and at least one tab portion that provides a member to which a cathet ...

Robert A Miller, Albert L Stone: Method for filling collapsible containers. Baxter Healthcare Corporation, Kay H Pierce, Paul Flattery, Bradford Price, June 20, 1989: US04840017 (34 worldwide citation)

A flexible collapsible container is filled with fluid by connecting a fluid conduit to a tubular port which communicates through one of the walls of the container to the container interior, and rupturing a sealing diaphragm that closes the bore of the tubular port. One then passes fluid through the ...

Aleandro DiGianfilippo, James R Hitchcock, Robert E Lewis, Randall A Zielsdorf, James P Vos, Rudolph Starai, Michael J Becker, Donald W Warner, Leon Huang: Automated system for adding multiple fluids to a single container. Clintec Nutrition Company, Paul C Flattery, Kay H Pierce, Robert M Barrett, November 6, 1990: US04967811 (32 worldwide citation)

A device is described for accurately transferring multiple individual fluids from multiple source containers into a single receiving container. Fluid flows from the multiple source containers through individual fluid conduits to a chamber having a single fluid outlet conduit. The fluid outlet condui ...

Grigor Sarian, Barry R Crandall, Jeff R Duncan: Temperature control device for fluid filled pad. Baxter International, Kay H Pierce, Paul C Flattery, James Henricks, February 2, 1993: US05183039 (32 worldwide citation)

A control circuit for a fluid-filled heating pad is described. The control circuit is unique in that it includes a thermistor that is located in close proximity to the heating pad. The circuit is also unique in that it includes a single high-precision reference resistor to self-calibrate the control ...

Vincent J Tekippe, Lawrence E Lach: Photoluminescent indicator. Gould, Kay H Pierce, Edward E Sachs, February 15, 1983: US04374328 (31 worldwide citation)

A photoluminescent indicator apparatus having automatic feedback means to maintain the sensitivity of the indicator apparatus with respect to variations in environmental conditions. The apparatus includes a sample of photoluminescent material having a photoluminescent decay rate which varies as a fu ...

Warren P Frederick, Sarah L Steele, David D Rhodes, Christopher L Arns: Feeding tube facilitating improved placement and permitting subsequent delivery of a second prescribed product and method therefor. Baxter International, Kay H Pierce, Paul C Flattery, Brad Price, October 17, 1989: US04874365 (31 worldwide citation)

A naso-gastric feeding tube (10) includes a hollow, flexible tube (12) having an open, proximal end (14) permanently secured to a hollow adapter (16), forming an integral unit. A stylet (56) is removably mounted within the stylet port (42) of the adaptor (16). A syringe (72) may be secured to the pl ...

Joseph F Thompson, Mary Coyne: Adjustable fluid control pouch. Baxter International, Kay H Pierce, Paul C Flattery, March 26, 1991: US05002069 (29 worldwide citation)

A surgical drape is described which includes a pouch having a drawstring through a channel which runs along one edge of the pouch. When the drawstring is pulled through the channel, the edge of the pouch can be gathered to create a concave surface to control and contain fluids about a surgical site.