Inventor Regrets Decision to Not Patent Her Handwashing Device as Pandemic Grips Our Planet

Bucket patent The current pandemic outbreak has forced some inventors to lament their lack of will in getting their ground breaking ideas patented in the years prior to the outbreak.   This includes an enterprising medical scientist, Veronica Beckeo who previously came up with the idea for  buckets fitted with taps for handwashing everywhere. The crafty device is perfectly suited for far-flung rural areas wh... Read More

A New Medical Patent Allows You to Listen to Music and Limit the Inhalation of Air Pollution and Viruses

Headphone and air purifier In an age where technologies converge and companies constantly re-invent themselves, Dyson has signaled its intent to be a front-runner, with a new patent for air-purifier headphones that include a face mask. With the coronavirus recently causing world-wide alarm as it approaches pandemic levels, Dyson confirmed the mask will limit the spread of flu viruses. Whether it will be 100% effective again... Read More

Patented 3D Printed Orthopedic Implants Feature in Massive $84 Million Manufacturing Plant

3D Implant Printing A chance meeting between a customer service specialist and an orthopedic surgeon several years ago, has coalesced into a powerful, privately-held medical 3D printing company. It’s using its patent portfolio to reshape the way patients approach knee, back and spine surgeries. Thinking Robot has risen from obscurity to recently announced plans to build an $84 million manufacturing facility in ... Read More

Innovation & Patents in the Ocular Ultrasound Simulation Arena

Inventor of Ocular Ultrasound Simulation Device My recent keynote address to The Gathering of Healthcare Simulation Technology Specialists (SimGHOSTS) offered additional opportunities for me to review some breakthrough inventions in this arena, including a patent-pending on an Ultrasound Training Simulator (OTS) capable of producing realistic and anatomically true images of live tissue in the eye. Falling under a branch of medicine termed ocul... Read More

ENT Medical Device Patent Targets Chronic Sinusitis

Sinus Sleeve ENT patent An innovative team of medical device entrepreneurs operating out of Miami, FL, have successfully secured $1.5 million in funding for their patented Sinusleeve™ balloon that looks set to transform traditional Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) procedures.  One of several patents was granted several years ago for the balloon sinus dilation sleeve that targets Chronic Sinusitis, a condition affecting ov... Read More