Syncoda Technologies

US8512301 (B2) - Canned vacuum

Posted by Syncoda TechnologiesResponsive · Patents for licensing · United States

Summary of the technology

An apparatus includes a vacuum container for maintaining a built-in vacuum pressure, and a vacuum device for connecting the vacuum container with a surface. A method to treat patients using a disposable vacuum source is also provided, including applying the disposable vacuum apparatus to the patient's skin, equalizing the pressure in the vacuum apparatus and the pressure on the skin to apply a vacuum suction force, and releasing the vacuum suction force by equalizing the pressure on the skin with the ambient atmospheric pressure.

Description of the technology

In one aspect, an apparatus is provided including a vacuum container configured to provide and substantially maintain a built-in vacuum pressure, a contact member configured to contact and substantially enclose a surface area, and a vacuum device configured to couple the built-in vacuum pressure to the surface area thereby applying a suction force on the surface area, wherein the vacuum container is also configured to retain a substance collected from adjacent the surface area.

In another aspect, an vacuum apparatus is provided including a vacuum container configured to provide and maintain a built-in vacuum pressure, a contact member configured to couple the vacuum container with a surface and substantially enclose a portion of the surface, a first valve configured to apply the built-in vacuum pressure to the portion of the surface thereby causing the contact member to apply a suction force on the portion of the surface, and a second valve configured to couple an ambient atmospheric pressure to the portion of the surface thereby releasing the portion of the surface from the suction force.

In another aspect, an apparatus is provided for collecting urine. The apparatus includes a vacuum container configured to provide and maintain a built-in vacuum pressure, a first valve configured to apply the built-in vacuum pressure, through a contact member, to a surface adjacent a urine orifice thereby applying a suction force to the surface adjacent the urine orifice, and a second valve configured to release the suction force on the surface, wherein the vacuum container is configured to directly retain the urine collected.

In another aspect, a disposable vacuum apparatus is provided including a pre-evacuated container configured to maintain a built-in vacuum pressure, a contact member configured to enclose a portion of a surface, a first valve configured to equalize a vacuum pressure in the pre-evacuated container with a pressure on the portion of the surface causing the contact member to apply a suction force on the portion of the surface, and a second valve configured to be completely closed when the contact member applies the suction force on the portion of the surface, wherein the second valve is further configured, when opened, to couple an ambient atmospheric pressure to the surface thereby releasing the portion of the surface from the suction force.

Intellectual property status

Technology Owner

Finn MA

CEO at Syncoda Technologies

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