Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Oh, patents! Femasys (2)

Copyright ©  Françoise Herrmann

Fire....!

Patents awarded To Kathy Lee Sepsick for the Femasys inventions are both design and utility. As a reminder: “a utility patent” protects the way an article is used and works (35 U.S.C. 101), while a “design patent” protects the way an article looks (35 U.S.C. 171) [MPEP Chapt. 1502.01; [R-07.2015]]. 

An impressive hyperlinked list of patents awarded to Kathy Lee Sepsick is included below.

US2016346008 (A1) ― 2016-12-01 - Methods and devices for conduit occlusion
CN105377148 (A) ― 2016-03-02 - Methods and devices for endometrial cell and tissue sampling
HK1207956 (A1) ― 2016-02-19 - Methods and devices for cervical cell and tissue sampling
USD740411 (S) ― 2015-10-06 - Device for pressure control 
US2015068531 (A1) ― 2015-03-12 - Methods and devices for conduit occlusion
USD714436 (S) ― 2014-09-30 - Device for delivering materials 
USD709184 (S) ― 2014-07-15 - Device for mixing fluids
KR20130142149 (A) ― 2013-12-27 - Methods and devices for sonographic imaging
US2014024934 (A1) ― 2014-01-23 - Methods and devices for delivering to conduit 
CA148113 (S) ― 2013-12-24 - Medical device for sampling tissue
CA146869 (S) ― 2013-10-24 - Medical device for mixing fluids 
US2013225977 (A1) ― 2013-08-29 - Methods and Devices for Delivery of Compositions to Conduits 
CA2817330 (A1) ― 2012-05-18 - Methods and devices for managing fluid pressure
USD672456 (S) ― 2012-12-11 - Device for mixing fluids 
USD660957 (S) ― 2012-05-29 - Device for mixing fluids 
CA2770504 (A1) ― 2010-04-08 - Contrast medium device for sonographic imaging
USD654583 (S) ― 2012-02-21 - Device for delivering materials
USD653329 (S) ― 2012-01-31 - Device for relieving fluid pressure
EP2991559 – 09-03-2016 Methods and devices for endometrial cell and tissue sampling
US20150282839 - 08.10.2015 Methods and devices for conduit occlusion
US20150088032 - 26.03.2015 - Methods and Devices for Endometrial Cell and Tissue Sampling
WO/2014/179804 - 06.11.2014 - Methods and devices for endometrial cell and tissue sampling
CA2911243 - 06.11.2014 - Methods and devices for endometrial cell and tissue sampling
EP2790589 - 22.10.2014 - Methods and devices for cervical cell and tissue sampling
US20140039639 - 06.02.2014 - Methods and devices for conduit occlusion
EP2637580 - 18.09.2013 - Methods and devices for managing fluid pressure
EP2637569 - 18.09.2013 - Methods and devices for sonographic imaging
US20130220335 - 29.08.2013- Methods and Devices for Conduit Occlusion
US20130220334 - 29.08.2013 - Methods and devices for conduit occlusion
US20130158429 - 20.06.2013 - Methods and devices for cervical cell and tissue sampling
WO/2013/090807 - 20.06.2013 - Methods and devices for cervical cell and tissue sampling
CA2859403 - 20.06.2013 - Methods and devices for cervical cell and tissue sampling
JP2012101069 - 31.05.2012 - Method and device for sonographic imaging
WO/2012/064866 - 18.05.2012 - Methods and devices for sonographic imaging
WO/2012/064884 18.05.2012 - Methods and devices for managing fluid pressure
CA2817296 - 18.05.2012 - Methods and devices for sonographic imaging
US20120116217 - 10.05.2012 - Methods and Devices for Managing Fluid Pressure
US20120046260 - 23.02.2012 - Methods and devices for delivery of compositions to conduits
US20120042880 - 23.02.2012 - Methods and devices for conduit occlusion
US20120042879 - 23.02.2012 - Methods and devices for conduit occlusion
EP2367591 - 28.09.2011 - Contrast medium device for sonographic imaging
WO/2010/040046 - 08.04.2010 - Contrast medium device for sonographic imaging
US20090024108 - 22.01.2009 - Methods and devices for delivery of compositions to conduits
US20090024155 - 22.01.2009 - Methods and devices for conduit occlusion
CN1929799 - 14.03.2007- Methods and devices for conduit occlusion
EP1722732 - 22.11.2006 - Device for conduit occlusion
WO/2005/082299 - 09.09.2005- Methods and devices for conduit occlusion
CA2556747 - 09.09.2005- Methods and devices for conduit occlusion
US20050187561 - 25.08.2005­ - Methods and devices for conduit occlusion

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References
Femasys
FemVue
http://www.femVue.com
MPEP – Chapt. 1502-01 – Distinction between design and utility patent
https://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/pac/mpep/s1502.html

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