Mar-Med is excited to announce the issuance of utility patent #10,918,841 for the Derma-Stent device by the United States Patent and Trademark Office! The Derma-Stent is a unique cutaneous abscess treatment device, which I designed as an alternative to the “Loop drain” improvised method.
The new utility patent adds to Derma-Stent’s existing design patent and gives Mar-Med protection for 20 years against others who may want to make, use, or sell this invention. More information about utility and design patents can be found on the USPTO website here.
The patent was written by my friend and IP attorney, Jamaal Jordan, a partner at Stinson in St. Louis. Jamaal did an excellent job distinguishing our invention from the many existing patents the USPTO threw at us over the multiple years it was under review.
Jamaal also did a great job of translating my own casual descriptions into the technical language needed in a formal patent. I like to describe the Derma-Stent as a price tag fastener with three bars instead of two, but that definitely won’t suffice for the USPTO. A portion of the language used in the actual patent is pasted below, and the patent itself can be found here. The existing design patent can be found here.
Derma-Stent is well positioned to gain traction as clinicians abandon packing gauze. Studies (New Evidence Supports Loop Drain Method & New Evidence Supports Loop Drain Method – Part 2) are demonstrating the advantage of the “loop drain” method over traditional packing, but the loop drain still has disadvantages. Derma-Stent can be customized to stick into 1 or 2 incisions without tying clumsy knots or sutures. And soft, bio-compatible silicone makes Derma-Stent comfortable and easy for clinicians and patients to manage.
We encourage you to try Derma-Stent for yourself by requesting samples at our website via www.marmed.com/sample-request!