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Surgery January USPTO class patent listing 01/07Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 01/25/2007 > 31 patent applications in 17 patent subcategories. USPTO class patent listing
20070017505 - Dispensing device and method: Methods and devices for dispensing an aerosolized liquids that generate an electric field proximate an outlet of a liquid supplier to cause liquid issuing from the outlet to be aerosolized for dispensing, and regulating an electrical characteristic, such as voltage, for generating the electric field based on a detected electrical... Agent: Gibbons, Del Deo, Dolan, Griffinger & Vecchione
20070017506 - Dispensing apparatus: A dispenser (1) comprising a housing (3), a pressure sensor (22), processing means (23) and a display means (27), the housing being shaped for receiving, in use, a dispensing container (5) of the type containing medicament and having valve means for dispensing the medicament in metered volume doses, wherein, in... Agent: Dennis C. Rodgers
20070017507 - Sprayer with changeable volume: A sprayer with a changeable volume includes a container, a pump, a first pipe, a second pipe and a nozzle. The container includes an upper wall and a lower wall. The upper wall can be compressed while not containing water and extensible for containing water. The lower wall is connected... Agent: Nikolai & Mersereau, P.A.
20070017508 - Methods for treating jaw pain: Apparatus, methods, and kits for treating symptoms associated with common ailments, such as headaches, rhinitis, asthma, epilepsy, nervous disorders and the like, are provided. The apparatus comprises dispensers for carbon dioxide and other therapeutic gases. The methods comprise delivering small volumes of these gases to patients in a manner where... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20070017509 - Device and method for a protective mask: The present invention concerns a device and method for a protective mask comprising means (3) for detecting that a protective-mask user is breathing through the breathing filter of the protective mask. The invention is characterized in that the means for detecting protective-mask use are arranged to sense the underpressure that... Agent: Albihns Stockholm Ab
20070017510 - Ventilation system providing nbc protection: A ventilation system providing NBC protection for at least one closed security space and/or protection space with constant slight excess pressure, the ventilation system substantially having an air inlet and air outlet, an explosion protection valve, a prefilter, a filter for suspended matter, an activated carbon filter and an air... Agent: Bachman & Lapointe, P.C.
20070017512 - Device for metered administration of a liquid product: A device for metered administration of a liquid product including a container for the product, a delivery mechanism which acts on the product located in the container and delivers product from the container by means of an axial output movement in a delivery direction, and an inherently axially rigid housing... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department
20070017511 - Inhalation type dosing device: Medicine powder is prevented from adhering to the tongue and the like when the medicine powder is being inhaled, discomfort due to the sense of taste is relieved, and a prescribed amount of medicine powder is enabled to be administered efficiently. With regard to a long mouthpiece 16, the length... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20070017513 - Method and apparatus for dispensing inhalator medicament: An apparatus and method for delivering a plurality of medication includes providing first and second medicament on a medicament pack in separate containers for preventing either medicament from interfering with the stability of the other. In accordance with the method, the medicaments are preferably delivered in a single inhalation.... Agent: Randall B. Bateman BatemanIPLaw Group
20070017514 - A digital gas flowmeter: A digital gas flowmeter is described as follows: the flowmeter can measure gas flow by digital signal, a optical or magnetic sensor can sense the rotation of a wheel rotating by the pressure of gas that enters into a gas chamber built in the flowmeter; the measure mode can be... Agent: Zheng Yang
20070017517 - Apparatus for aspirating a dead space: In a method and apparatus for determining an aspiration flow and an aspiration time during aspiration of a dead space, the aspiration is made more effective by determining the volume of the dead space to be aspired during an expiration, determining an expiration flow with respect to time during at... Agent: Schiff Hardin LLP Patent Department
20070017516 - Device and process for providing gas mixtures: An intubation hose, a supply regulator and a supply reservoir of a predetermined gas such as xenon, a gas mixing chamber connected to the supply regulator and the supply reservoir, and a selection element that separates the predetermined gas from other gases or separates other gases from the predetermined gas... Agent: Head, Johnson & Kachigian
20070017515 - Graphic user interface for a patient ventilator: The invention is directed to a ventilation control system for controlling the ventilation of a patient. The ventilation control system utilizes a user-friendly user interface for the display of patient data and ventilator status, as well as for entering values for ventilation settings to be used to control the ventilator.... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P. Patent Department
20070017518 - Method and apparatus for improving the comfort of cpap: A low-cost CPAP apparatus in which, upon detection of the transition from inhalation to exhalation, the blower motor is de-energized to allow it to freewheel. When the pressure in the patient mask (or whatever interface is utilized) reaches a minimum pressure level during exhalation, the motor is re-energized and its... Agent: Gottlieb Rackman & Reisman PC
20070017520 - Oxygen delivery apparatus: An oxygen delivery apparatus includes a pneumatic conserving device which uses a portion of gas exiting its main valve to interrupt delivery of the gas. Gas is dispensed upon inhalation and is interrupted by means of suitable pneumatic connections between the device's delivery system and its sensing system. In some... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20070017519 - Process and device for setting a gas flow distribution of a breathing gas mixture in a branching breathing gas line: An improved process and a device are provided, with which it is possible in a targeted manner to achieve deflection of a gas flow distribution flowing in linearly into the branch, especially in the area of the trachea and the lung of a patient, without mechanical components at the site... Agent: Mcglew & Tuttle, PC
20070017521 - Resuscitators: A gas-powered resuscitator is operable either in a manual mode or an automatic mode. The resuscitator includes an oscillatory timing valve (14) having an outlet (23) connected to a bi-stable valve (25), the operation of which is piloted by a manual valve (16). The outlet (26) of the bi-stable valve... Agent: Louis Woo Law Office Of Louis Woo
20070017522 - Inexsufflator: A manual inexsufflator including a standard mechanical ventilator, a medical suction unit, and a piston-like sliding valve mechanism which connects a patient ventilation interface with either the ventilator or the suction unit. By sliding the valve mechanism in and out the user selectively connects the patient to either the ventilator,... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP
20070017523 - Inexsufflator: A manual inexsufflator including a standard mechanical ventilator, a medical suction unit, and a piston-like sliding valve mechanism which connects a patient ventilation interface with either the ventilator or the suction unit. By sliding the valve mechanism in and out the user selectively connects the patient to either the ventilator,... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP
20070017524 - Two-stage gas regulating assembly: A gas regulating assembly controlling the pressure of gas from a gas reservoir to a pneumatically-operated device includes a primary housing surrounding a pair of gas regulators. The gas regulators are aligned in series within the primary housing between an inlet to receive high pressure gas and an outlet for... Agent: Smith, Gambrell & Russell
20070017525 - Holding device for a respiratory mask: A holding device for a respiratory mask includes a headband adapted to extend in an application position from a forehead portion of a patient around a back head portion of the patient. A strengthening element is releasably coupled to the headband to add flexural strength to the headband. The strengthening... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20070017527 - Device and method for placing within a patient an enteral tube after endotracheal intubation: The present invention is directed to a novel device and method for providing a disposable endotracheal intubation device for use with an auxiliary passageway serving as a guide for the placement of an orogastic or other enterally directed device in a patient. The present invention pertains to a combination intubation... Agent: Gordon G. Waggett, P.C.
20070017526 - Methods and apparatus for sub-glottic secretion collection: A sub-glottic secretion collection device comprises a body, a baffle, and a port. The body is expandable to be deployed within a patient's trachea beneath the larynx. The baffle diverts secretions entering the trachea into a collection receptacle. The secretions may be aspirated through a port coupled to the collection... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20070017528 - Condom: A condom may include pouch having a wall and a frame. The pouch may have an open end and a closed end and the frame may be positioned proximate the open end. An anchoring device may be secured to the pouch proximate the closed end. Further, a harness or accessory... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Groh, Sprinkle & Citkowski, P.c
20070017529 - Surgical drape having a fluid collection pouch with an inflatable rim: According to one embodiment of the invention, an apparatus used for collecting fluids during a medical procedure includes a fluid collection pouch having an open end, an inflatable bladder substantially surrounding a perimeter of the open end, and a pump coupled to the inflatable bladder. The pump is operable to... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.
20070017530 - Detecting electrical activity and assessing agents for the ability to influence electrical activity: This document provides assay systems related to detecting electrical activity and assessing agents for the ability to influence electrical activity. For example, methods and materials for identifying agents capable of treating seizure like behavior are provided herein.... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20070017532 - Method and apparatus for delivering epinephrine: A method of administering liquid medicine such as epinephrine to a patient includes administering a first dose followed by administering an optional second dose is described herein. Also described herein are devices useful for carrying out the methods described and kits containing these devices.... Agent: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
20070017533 - Method and apparatus for delivering epinephrine: A method of administering liquid medicine such as epinephrine to a patient includes administering a first dose followed by administering an optional second dose is described herein. Also described herein are devices useful for carrying out the methods described and kits containing these devices.... Agent: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
20070017531 - Method of managing and preventing the onset of computer and sedentary work related fatigue: A microprocessor implemented method of managing and preventing the onset of computer related fatigue, the method comprising the steps of: providing a user; determining when the user begins fatigue inducing activities to provide a start time; requiring an anti-fatigue break for a predetermined anti-fatigue time period after the start time;... Agent: Meredith & Keyhani, PLLC
20070017534 - System and method of determining impairment of an individual: Systems and methods for determining the extent of functional physiological impairment of an individual due to the administration of an anesthetic agent. The systems and methods determine values of a set of parameters associated with saccadic eye movements of the individual at a time following such administration and compare a... Agent: Bromberg & Sunstein LLP
20070017535 - System for tracking surgical instruments: The present invention relates to a computer-implemented method of tracking surgical instruments which begins with creating a virtual surgical kit. The number of each instrument selected for use in the surgery is stored to form the pre-surgical count for the virtual kit. The number of each instrument actually present during... Agent: Epstein Drangel Bazerman & James, LLP01/18/2007 > 11 patent applications in 6 patent subcategories. USPTO class patent listing
20070012315 - Fluid circulation element and spray device which comprises a fluid circulation element: A fluid circulation element includes a nozzle (34) which has a spray hole and a fluid circulation channel between the spray hole and a supply opening, a pushing member (30) which has a recess which is intended to accommodate a pump rod, and a channel which connects the cavity to... Agent: Young & Thompson
20070012316 - Disposable compact rescue inhaler: A disposable and compact rescue inhaler including a package containing pressurized fluid medicament for treating respiratory constriction and a housing having a plurality of walls that cooperate to define an internal cavity to store the package. At least one of the walls includes an outlet to expel the medicament in... Agent: Bliss Mcglynn, P.C.
20070012317 - Medical device tube: A medical device tube comprising a cannula having a formed end and a connector that tightly holds the formed end of the cannula between first and second portions of the connector.... Agent: Michael G. Fletcher Fletcher Yoder
20070012318 - Emergency medical restraint (emr): A new medical restraint devise designed to be used to secure, the arms, hands, and wrist of patients that have lost control of their upper extremities due to a medical or traumatic incident. This new medical devise in its design and constructed, positions the patients upper extremities in a neutral,... Agent: Stacy Howell Goodbread
20070012319 - Jaw exerciser: A muscle exercise device having a nose portion of two opposing elongated thin plates and a handle portion for moving the plates to help alleviate pain associated with a users temporomandibular joint.... Agent: Edwin L. Hartz Suite 115
20070012323 - Compositions and methods for treating a damaged cardiovascular element: In the present invention, the applicants describe methods and compositions of treating damaged cardiovascular elements and cardiovascular conditions including hypotension, atherosclerotic lesions, vulnerable plaque, and acute myocardial infarct. The applicants demonstrate the ability of a biomembrane sealing agent to accumulate on the walls of damaged blood vessels and help improving... Agent: Fox Rothschild LLP Princeton Pike Corporate Center
20070012320 - Hair loss questionnaire system and method: Methods and systems for diagnosing and quantifying a degree of severity of hair loss. In accordance with one implementation, a method is provided that includes the steps of determining a client's gender, presenting to the client a first set of gender-tailored questions for diagnosing hair loss, and determining whether the... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20070012324 - Handheld dedicated device for diabetes management: Handheld dedicated device for diabetes management. The device has nutritional information for 35,000 food items. Food items from fast food restaurants and various brands of food. The device provides a way of looking up all this information. The device can store information entered by the user of the device on... Agent: White-welker & Welker, LLC
20070012322 - Method and device for determining a position at which to deliver a substance: A method for determining a position or location for delivering a substance including providing at least one piece of reference information or a reference point, determining a location for the delivery based on the piece of reference information or in relation to the provided reference point, and outputting the determined... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department
20070012321 - Method for diagnosis and treatment of processing difficulties, integration problems, imbalances and abnormal postures: Methods for diagnosis and treatment are provided for a patient having processing difficulties, integration problems, imbalances or abnormal postures. In one embodiment, a patient is identified having retinal signal problems creating at least one negative medical condition. Then, at least a portion of the patient's lacrimal drainage system is blocked... Agent: Welsh & Katz, Ltd
20070012325 - Method for measuring strength of associations of multidimensional traits: A method of measuring a subject's strength of associations of multidimensional traits involving each of a first pair of first and second categories with each of a second pair of third and fourth categories includes selecting a first target concept for the first category and a second target concept of... Agent: Bromberg & Sunstein LLP01/11/2007 > 11 patent applications in 6 patent subcategories. USPTO class patent listing
20070006876 - Add-on spacer design concept for dry-powder inhalers: A spacer, for disposition between a user's mouth and a medicament inhaler outlet, has a hollow body defining an elongate internal chamber (10) with a diffuser portion (8) having a spacer inlet (9) adapted to engage the inhaler outlet in communication with the internal chamber, the diffuser portion extending axially... Agent: Ogilvy Renault LLP
20070006877 - High efficiency inhaler adapter/nozzle/ancillary devices: An inhaler nozzle configured to deliver a medicated aerosol to lungs of a user when the medicated aerosol is forced through said housing. The nozzle includes a housing having an entire length and an inner surface. The inner surface comprising a lower arcuate section and an upper section. The upper... Agent: Gauthier & Connors, LLP
20070006878 - Capnographic-oxygenating oro-fiberscopic biteblock: The present invention is an oro-fiberscopic biteblock. The biteblock is utilized during oral fiberscopic procedures. The biteblock includes a main structure having an orifice sized to accommodate entry of a fiberscope, such as an endoscope, through the orifice. The biteblock includes an extension extending inward from the main structure when... Agent: Michael L. Diaz
20070006879 - Multi-chamber mask and method of forming the same: A multi-chamber mask includes a shell and a partition. The shell is adapted to cover portions of a user's face including the mouth and at least portions of the nose including the nostrils, the shell adapted to contact the face surrounding the covered portions of the face to substantially prevent... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.
20070006880 - Apparatus for delivering pressurized fluid: A container for enclosing at least one pressure vessel includes interface devices accessible on an exterior of the outer surface of the container. The container can also include various features for enhanced efficiency and convenience in stock piling of such containers.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20070006881 - Air-supply control device for air-pressure regulator: An air supply control device includes a fixed sleeve mounted on and extended into an air-pressure regulator to communicate an external environment with an air passage in the regulator while the air passage is communicable with a mouthpiece, and a control plate and a push-button control unit mounted in the... Agent: Pro-techtor International Services
20070006883 - Controllable valve and inhalation device: The present invention relates to an improved controllable valve, in particular for an inhalation device, which, e.g., comprises a container for a predetermined aerosol volume, a means for disbursing an aerosol from an aerosol dispenser into the container and a control means that keeps the inhalation flow essentially constant during... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing
20070006882 - Respiratory mask: A respiratory mask includes: a mask cap defining a chamber and a through-hole in fluid communication with the chamber; and a valve unit including a hollow valve body that projects in an axial direction from a periphery of the through-hole in the mask cap and that is formed with a... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek, LLP Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP
20070006884 - Method for treating sleep apnea: A dental device comprises an intraoral nasal dilator and a mandibular repositioner working synergistically as an anti-snoring device. The device has a lower segment of thermoplastic material which is formed to fit over the lower teeth and is connected to an upper section of molded material extending between the upper... Agent: Fliesler Meyer, LLP
20070006885 - Method of selecting or identifying a surgical gown: A method and related system are provided for selecting a gown to be worn during a medical procedure according to a degree of barrier protection provided by the gown. A plurality of surgical gowns are provided having varying degrees of barrier protection. Each of the gowns is marked with visible... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.
20070006886 - Mouth closure: A system for holding the mouth of a human closed when lying in the supine position. Such a system can be used for deceased persons with the tendency for the mouth to relax open. Use of this system adds dignity to the cadaver for viewing by others prior to the... Agent: David Bates
20070006887 - Tracking system for prosthetic and implantable devices: A system is provided for tracking prosthetic and implantable devices. The system includes, in combination, a prosthetic or implantable device and an RFID transducer fixed to the device and having lot identification information stored therein. A wand is provided which is capable of scanning the transducer and reading the recorded... Agent: Epstein Drangel Bazerman & James, LLP01/04/2007 > 11 patent applications in 6 patent subcategories. USPTO class patent listing
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