Medical Patents That One Day May Help to Save Lives
Each day, millions of individuals receive some form of healthcare. Whether you are the individual who is seeking the care or the one who is providing the care, it is safe to say that you rely on a number of important items and pieces of equipment, namely healthcare equipment. Although you might not necessarily think about it at the time, do you know how that piece of equipment got to where it could help you? Chances are it all started with an idea and a patent.
Patents are filed with the appropriate patent office, such as the United States Patent Office. No matter where those patents are filed at, they accomplish the same goal. That goal is to protect an inventor's idea. Essentially, this means that someone else cannot use or claim the same idea as their own. In the medical field, there are thousands of patents that have been issued. These patents are held either by investors or their assignees. The assignees, in many cases, are well-known companies. Concerning medical equipment or medical practices, the assignee in question likely has some experience or background in the medical field.
One of the many assignees, who have their names on a patent, includes Occupational & Medical Innovations LTD. They currently hold two patents, with a focus on syringes. One of these patents is listed as a medical syringe container. The medical syringe container, in question, is designed to hold one or more unused syringes. The container is designed to allow one unused syringe to be removed from the container and another to be inserted. Each syringe will be kept an appropriate amount of distance away from the other. It also tends to prevent more than one syringe from being removed until another new, unused syringe has been added to the container.
In addition to the above mentioned medical syringe container, there are other additional medical storage containers and kits that have been patented. These patented medical storage containers are ideal for medical practices, particularly fast paced medical practices. You will find that, after a close examination, almost all of the patented medical storage containers enable users to effectively stay organized, but still go about their daily duties in a quick, but effective matter.
Although the storage of medical supplies is also important, there are others areas of medicine and healthcare that deserve the same amount of attention. One of those areas involves prosthetic or artificial body parts. Over the past few years, the need for these artificial joints and limbs has increased. For that reason, you will find a number of patents that have a focus not only on the development of these limbs, but also the improvement of them. There are prosthetic patents on arms, elbows, hands, joints, and legs. Each of these patents tends to have a different focus or a unique design that makes them different from all the rest.
Perhaps, one of the most common items associated with medical practices and healthcare, at least from the patient standpoint, is bandages, wraps, and braces. These items are not only used in healthcare offices or hospitals, but they are also used at home, by many individuals and families. One of those patents is a sports bandage. Michael Schneider is the current holder of a patent for a unique sport bandage, as well as other related inventions. At the current point in time, Schneider's sport bandage patent does not have an assignee, the patent only lists himself as the inventor of this up and coming elastic woven sports bandage that may very well end up being a must have for all athletes.
In addition to all of the above mentioned medical patents, you should easily be able to find and learn more about additional medical patents. These medical patents often have a focus on surgery, dentistry, undertaking, optical eye care, medical laborites, as well as standard surgical procedures. If you are interested in more medical patents visit Patent Genius.