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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 > 29 patent applications in 24 patent subcategories.
20070021707 - Helical graft: A graft includes a flow tubing having a tubing portion defining a flow lumen. The flow lumen of the tubing portion is substantially free of ribs or grooves. A centre line of the flow lumen follows a substantially helical path with a helix angle less than or equal to 650°.... Agent: Fay, Sharpe, Fagan, Minnich & Mckee, LLP
20070021708 - Tampon applicator having a multi-directional rim: An outer member having an insertion end and an inner member receiving end. The inner member receiving end has a multi-directional rim. The multi-directional rim has a first region and a second region. The first region is directed in a first direction and the second region is directed in a... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Intellectual Property Division
20070021709 - Tampon applicator having a multi-directional rim: An inner member having a first end and a second end. The second end has a multi-directional rim. The multi-directional rim has a first region and a second region. The first region is directed in a first direction and the second region is directed in a second direction. The first... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Intellectual Property Division
20070021710 - Tampon applicator having a multi-directional rim: A tampon applicator having an outer member and an inner member. The outer member has an insertion end and an inner member receiving end. The inner member receiving end has a multi-directional rim. The inner member has a first end and a second end. The second end has a multi-directional... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Intellectual Property Division
20070021711 - Iontophoresis device controlling administration amount and administration period of plurality of drugs: An iontophoresis device capable of administering a plurality of drugs to a living body while controlling the administration amounts and the administration periods thereof is described. The iontophoresis device may comprise: a power source device; a drug administration unit connected to the power source device and including at least two... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC
20070021712 - Method and apparatus for delivery of therapeutic agents: Methods and apparatus for the reproducible, consistent and efficacious delivery of a therapeutic agent to a patient. The invention comprises means for the controlled administration of the therapeutic agent through an orifice to the patient, a plurality of penetrating electrodes arranged with a predetermined spatial relationship relative to the orifice,... Agent: James C Weseman Law Offices Of James C Weseman
20070021713 - System for distending body tissue cavities by continuous flow irrigation: The present invention provides a system and a method for distending a body tissue cavity of a subject by continuous flow irrigation such that minimal or negligible fluid turbulence is present inside the cavity, such that any desired cavity pressure can be created and maintained for any desired outflow rate.... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20070021714 - Device for depositing items into tissue: The present invention provides devices for depositing objects into tissue of an animal. The devices include a cannula having a proximal-end and an opposite distal end insertable into tissue and defining an exit aperture. The cannula has a sidewall between the distal and proximal ends and defines a passageway in... Agent: Promex Technologies, LLC
20070021715 - Service life timer for a device for administering a product in doses: An injection device including at least one sensor for detecting an operating process of the injection device, an electronic circuit connected to the sensor for establishing the beginning and elapsed time of a service life, based on one or more sensor signals, and an output device connected to the circuit... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department
20070021716 - Nozzle device with skin stretching means: The invention relates to a nozzle device adapted for placement against a skin surface of a subject, the nozzle device providing a means for stretching the skin, the nozzle device being suitable for use in jet injection. More specifically, the skin stretching means is arranged circumferentially relative to a nozzle,... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Patent Department
20070021717 - Intradermal delivery device: A delivery device for delivering a substance intradermally into the skin of a patient including a housing for contacting the surface of the skin and a disposable cartridge to be received in the housing. The cartridge includes an internal reservoir containing a substance to be delivered to the patient, a... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp And ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company
20070021718 - Plastic spring: A spring for use as a compensating, supporting or driving spring of a device for a medical or pharmaceutical use, wherein the spring is molded from plastic by an injection molding process. The invention encompasses a device for a medical or pharmaceutical use, comprising a first component, a spring and... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department
20070021719 - Intradermal syringe and needle assembly: A method for using a needle assembly for an intradermal injection, and a drug delivery device is provided, which includes a needle cannula and a limiter surrounding the needle cannula and includes a skin engaging surface on the limiter. The limiter is moveable from a first position in which an... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp And ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company
20070021720 - Injector: The present invention relates to a method of operating an injection device, which device comprises a medicament cartridge and a needle attached to said cartridge, means for automatic penetration of needle, injection of medicament and withdrawal of needle, comprising the steps of initiating a penetration sequence, followed by an injection... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20070021721 - Medical valve with fluid escape space: A medical valve has a body and a flexible element. The body includes a wall structure defining an internal cavity having an inside and an outside. The body also has a proximal end and a distal end. The proximal end has an opening sufficiently large to receive a tip of... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20070021722 - Blood collection device: A safety needle assembly has a needle hub and a needle cannula projecting from the hub. Wings project transversely from the hub to facilitate manipulation and positioning of the needle assembly. A shield is hingedly attached to the needle hub and can be rotated from a first position where the... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp And ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company
20070021723 - Blood collection device: A safety needle assembly has a needle hub and a needle cannula projecting from the hub. Wings project transversely from the hub to facilitate manipulation and positioning of the needle assembly. A shield is hingedly attached to the needle hub and can be rotated from a first position where the... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp And ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company
20070021724 - Blood collection device: A safety needle assembly has a needle hub and a needle cannula projecting from the hub. Wings project transversely from the hub to facilitate manipulation and positioning of the needle assembly. A shield is hingedly attached to the needle hub and can be rotated from a first position where the... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp And ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company
20070021725 - Penetrating injection needle: A penetrating injection needle for the injection of a pharmaceutical product into a human or animal body. The needle includes a tubular body having two opposing ends, a first end for connection to a device for driving the needle in rotation and pumping a product, and a second end for... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd
20070021726 - Urine leg bag holder: This Urine Leg Bag Holder consist of one horizontal adjustable waist strap and triglide and buckle. Two adjustable vertical straps attached to the waist straps. Each adjustable vertical straps having one triglide each. Distal to each adjustable vertical strap will hold one hook. Each hook will hold a per-exciting Urine... Agent: Gary Orrock
20070021727 - Disposable absorbent undergarment with pocket: An absorbent disposable article, such as an incontinent adult article, having a pocket for the placement of moisturizing pads in the immediate interior surface thereof.... Agent: Marco Fabrega
20070021728 - Lower torso garment having lateral slot for extraction of absorbent articles therefrom: A garment for the lower torso adapted to contain absorbent pads in the crotch region within the garment includes at least one laterally-oriented aperture therein for extraction or insertion of the pads and also for providing access for cleansing the soiled areas. The aperture can be either in the front... Agent: Mchale & Slavin, P.A.
20070021729 - Packing for infusion set and method of applying an infusion set: The present invention relates to a packing for an infusion set. The infusion set for intermittent or continuous administration of a therapeutic substance, such as insulin, includes an infusion part having a cannula penetrating the skin of a patient and a connector which connects the infusion part with a medical... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20070021730 - Systems and methods for delivering drugs to selected locations within the body: A transvascular system (10) for delivering a drug to a tissue region from a blood vessel, such as a coronary vein, includes a catheter (12) having a distal portion (26) with puncturing (14), orientation (16), drug delivery (62), and imaging elements (18). The puncturing element (14) is deployable for penetrating... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department
20070021731 - Method of and apparatus for navigating medical devices in body lumens: A guide wire combined with a catheter or medical device for moving through a body lumen to a desired position in the body with the aid of an applied magnetic field. The guide wire is provided with a magnet on its distal end that can be oriented or oriented and... Agent: Harness, Dickey, & Pierce, P.l.c
20070021732 - Guiding introducer system for use in medical procedures in the left ventricle: A guiding introducer system for use in the treatment of arrhythmia associated with the left ventricle from the ventricular side comprising an inner guiding introducer and an outer guiding introducer wherein the inner guiding introducer is comprised of a first and second section and the outer guiding introducer is comprised... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney, LLP Intellectual Property Department
20070021733 - Internal fluid connector: A medical device is provided comprising a reservoir adapted to contain a fluid drug in an interior thereof, and a pump assembly. The pump assembly comprises a pump inlet, a pump outlet and an internal flow path arranged there between, and a fluid connector having an inlet and an outlet.... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Patent Department
20070021734 - Bioelectro-osmotic engine fluid delivery device: Disclosed are embodiments of a fluid delivery device that may be used in implantable applications. In one illustrative embodiment, the fluid delivery device may include an electro-osmotic pump having a biocompatible electrode configured to oxidize body fluid.... Agent: Ceramatec, Inc.
20070021735 - Dual membrane electro-osmotic fluid delivery device: Disclosed are embodiments of a fluid delivery device that combine both anionic electrokinetic and cationic electrokinetic concepts. In one illustrative embodiment, the fluid delivery device may include an electro-osmotic pump having an anion exchange membrane and a cation exchange membrane in the same device.... Agent: Ceramatec, Inc.01/18/2007 > 48 patent applications in 40 patent subcategories.
20070016124 - Hemodialysis catheter apparatus: A catheter apparatus is provided for reducing blood clotting in connection with hemodialysis treatment. The catheter apparatus can comprise a first conduit defining an arterial lumen and a second conduit defining a venous lumen. Large staggered apertures can be provided in side walls of the conduits with at least one... Agent: Stetina Brunda Garred & Brucker
20070016125 - Painless electroporating apparatus: An electroporating apparatus includes an electroporation electrode device that has a substrate, and an electrode unit provided on the substrate. The electrode unit includes a plurality of positive and negative electrode pads each of which has a skin contact surface area with a width ranging from 0.2 mm to 0.8... Agent: Paul D. Greeley, Esq. Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero & Perle, L.L.P.
20070016126 - Treatment of age-related macular degeneration: Age-related macular degeneration is treated by radiation delivered from a miniature x-ray tube inserted via a catheter around the globe of the eye, to a position behind the macula. The process can employ an applicator with several parallel guides, inserted around the eye to receive the catheter with x-ray tube... Agent: Thomas M. Freiburger
20070016127 - Method and device for assessment of a series of glucose concentration values of a body fluid of a diabetic for adjustment of insulin dosing: The invention relates to a method for assessment of a series of glucose concentration values of a body fluid of a diabetic for adjustment of the dosing of insulin administrations as well as a suitable device for carrying out the method.... Agent: Roche Diagnostics Operations Inc.
20070016128 - Two-component dispensing system comprising a dispenser and a mixer: The dispensing assembly for two components comprises a dispensing cartridge or a dispensing appliance and a mixer, a transfer portion (3) being interposed between the dispensing cartridge (1) or appliance and the mixer (5) which is connectable both to the cartridge or appliance and to the mixer. In a preferred... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20070016129 - Insertion device for infusion sets: An insertion device for infusion sets, comprising a housing for enclosing an infusion set, a drive device for displacing the infusion set for insertion, wherein a portion of the drive device moves in an insertion direction, the movement being substantially friction-free relative to the housing.... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department
20070016130 - Complex shaped steerable catheters and methods for making and using them: Apparatus and methods are provided for accessing a body lumen within a patient's body. Generally, the apparatus includes a tubular member including proximal and distal ends, a steering element extending between the proximal and distal ends, and an actuator for directing the distal end between a relaxed configuration and a... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP
20070016131 - Flexible magnets for navigable medical devices: A magnetically navigable catheter or guide wire having a proximal and a distal end, and a magnetically responsive structure that surrounds at least a portion of the catheter or guide wire at the distal end, wherein the magnetically responsive structure is comprised of a flexible magnetically responsive material.... Agent: Harness, Dickey, & Pierce, P.l.c
20070016132 - Catheter having plurality of stiffening members: The invention includes a catheter having an elongate main body having a proximal section and a distal section. The elongate main body further includes a plurality of stiffening members disposed along the length of the elongate main body. At least one stiffening member includes a plurality of clusters including helical... Agent: Baker Botts, L.L.P.
20070016133 - Rapid exchange balloon dilation catheter having reinforced multi-lumen distal portion: A rapid exchange balloon dilation catheter comprises a shaft and a balloon. The catheter shaft includes a proximal tubular member having a bore and extending from the proximal portion into the transitional portion. The bore defines a proximal inflation/deflation lumen, and the distal portion is filled with a fluid-impervious barrier.... Agent: Howison & Arnott, L.l.p
20070016134 - Catheter kit for burrow: A catheter kit for a burrow having a catheter and an obturator and excellent in operability. The catheter comprises a tube having, inside, a nutrient passage leading nutrition or chemicals from the outside of a body to the inside of a stomach and extending along the wall surface of the... Agent: C. Irvin Mcclelland Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20070016135 - Side loading needle depth stop: A needle depth stop which is side loading and configured to accommodate a wide range of needle diameters. The needle depth stop includes jaws which are biased closed and indexed into place by a spring member, such as a “C” ring. However, the jaws can be pivoted open for receiving... Agent: Trexler, Bushnell, Giangiorgi, Blackstone & Marr, Ltd.
20070016136 - Suction hand-piece device with variable control off/on valve: A new suction device is herein disclosed that includes a valve to regulate suction to the tip of a suction device. By an operator, such as a nurse or surgeon, manipulating one or two fingers, a valve can be turned or slid to either reduce the force of the suction... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. Two Renaissance Squire
20070016137 - Infusion cannula system: An infusion cannula preinstalled on a surgical lance. The infusion cannula includes a “Y” or “T” fitting to which an infusion line is connected. Such a combination eliminates the need for separate handling and installation of the infusion cannula and line, and provides for a simplified insertion of the infusion... Agent: Alcon
20070016139 - Needle safety shield with reset: A safety shield is capable of being moved on a needle assembly to cover a sharp tip of the needle assembly. The shield can be locked in place over the sharp tip by a locking mechanism. The safety shield has a locking mechanism for locking the shield in place covering... Agent: Tyco Healthcare - Edward S. Jarmolowicz
20070016138 - Safety reset key and needle assembly: A safety reset key is used to release a locking mechanism holding a safety shield in place over a sharp tip of a needle. In one embodiment, the reset key has ribs that are received in peripheral slots on the safety shield to engage an unlocking mechanism that unlocks a... Agent: Tyco Healthcare - Edward S. Jarmolowicz
20070016140 - Exchangeable safety needle assembly: A safety needle assembly has a rigid outer housing that encloses a locking mechanism cooperable with an apparatus that slides a sheath over the tip of the needle to prevent accidental sticks after the needle has been used. The safety needle assembly presents a common housing diameter that can be... Agent: Miller Law Group, PLLC
20070016141 - Safety shield for medical needles: Medical needle shield apparatus for covering a needle after use. The medical needle shield apparatus includes a first member, such as, for example, a syringe barrel having a needle mounted therewith. A second member, such as, for example, a shield is mounted with the first member. The shield is movable... Agent: Carter, Deluca, Farrell & Schmidt, LLP
20070016142 - Dose metering mechanism for an injection device: A dose metering mechanism for setting a dose to be administered from an injection device, the mechanism including a setting sleeve marked with dose amounts by which a dose to be administered is set by rotation, and a rotating sleeve which can be rotated out of the dose metering mechanism... Agent: David E. Bruhn, Esq. Dorsey & Whitney LLP
20070016143 - Medical delivery device having air shot means: An air shot or priming mechanism for an injection pen. The injection pen comprises a cartridge-holder and a housing. The cartridge-holder interacts with a nut-member capable of driving the piston rod forward when relatively rotated. The cartridge-holder is rotational coupled to the housing such that rotation of the cartridge-holder relatively... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Patent Department
20070016144 - Reciprocating syringe assemblies: A reciprocating syringe assembly may include a housing having a receptacle structured and arranged to removably receive a syringe and a syringe removably disposed in the receptacle. The syringe comprising a syringe plunger, and the housing may include at least one track. The assembly may include a plunger slidable in... Agent: Jay A. Stelacone, Esq. Law Office Of Thomas M. Isaacson
20070016145 - Needle assembly for multiple syringe barrels: A safety needle assembly having a rigid housing that encloses a locking mechanism, an actuator that is operable to slide a sheath over the tip of the needle to prevent accidental sticks after the needle has been used, and an actuator that is operable in response to the final end... Agent: Miller Law Group, PLLC
20070016147 - Blood collection device: A safety needle assembly has a needle hub and a needle cannula projecting from the hub. Wings project transversely from the hub to facilitate manipulation and positioning of the needle assembly. A shield is hingedly attached to the needle hub and can be rotated from a first position where the... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp And ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company
20070016146 - Safeguard cap, injection needle with safeguard cap, and medical device with safeguard cap: A safeguard cap 1 is attached to an injection needle 10 that includes a hollow needle 11 and a holding member 12 for attaching the hollow needle 11 to a medical device. The safeguard cap 1 includes a housing part 2 for housing the hollow needle 11, a base 3... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.
20070016148 - Winged needle assembly: A winged needle assembly includes a cannula; a needle hub; a protector of approximately cylindrical shape externally fitted onto the hub; and a pair of wings fixed to the outer peripheral surface of the protector; the hub being allowed, due to the resilient force of a spring, to slide from... Agent: Kubovcik & Kubovcik
20070016149 - Injection needle: An injection needle for introducing a product into a human or animal body, the needle including a distal needle section with a needle point and a proximal needle section, both sections formed along the injection needle such that the proximal needle section must penetrate the skin to introduce the product,... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department
20070016150 - Injection needle assembly comprising an injection needle and a needle guide: An injection needle assembly including an injection needle, which can pierce body tissue, and a needle guide, which can be placed on the body tissue and axially stabilizes the injection needle against flexure and cracking.... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department
20070016151 - Neurotransmitter stimulation of neurons with feedback from sensors: The present invention provides a system for the release of neurotransmitters and a method for the manufacturing of such a system. The system according to the present invention allows for local release of neurotransmitters and therefore makes it possible to activate single neurons. Furthermore, the system according to the invention... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP
20070016152 - System for treating a wound with suction and method detecting loss of suction: A system for applying suction to a wound uses a reference airflow for monitoring system operation. A reference airflow (or “controlled leak”) to the suction source is provided when the system is in operation, such that deviation from the reference airflow can be monitored as an indication of a change... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath Attn: Intellectual Property Group
20070016154 - Absorbent article: The absorbent article provides a signal viewable from the top surface of the absorbent article which gives a perception of depth within the absorbent article. This creation of depth perception is accomplished by the use of at least two tones within a color and/or by the use of multiple tones... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Intellectual Property Division
20070016156 - Absorbent tampon comprising a visually distinct withdrawal member: A tampon that includes a primary absorbent member, secondary absorbent member and a withdrawal member that is visually distinct from the secondary absorbent member. The visual distinctiveness of the withdrawal member with respect to the secondary absorbent member is due to a difference in color, shade, pattern, reflectance, opacity, translucence,... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Intellectual Property Division
20070016157 - Disposable pull-on wearing article: A disposable pull-on wearing article includes front and rear waist regions, a crotch region extending between the waist regions, a chassis and an absorbent panel. The article has first and second tuckable side zones folded along first and second imaginary tuckable guide lines and tucked the article.... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Berner, LLP
20070016155 - Shaped side panel for disposable absorbent article: A disposable absorbent article defining an absorbent chassis adapted to wrap around portions of a torso and a pair of side panels adapted to secure the absorbent chassis about the torso during use. The side panels include at least a pair of substantially inextensible zones and a zone of substantial... Agent: John F. Klos Fulbright & Jaworski LLP
20070016158 - Low cost diaper with reduced sagging: A disposable diaper with back ear panels. The back ear panels are attached to the longitudinal edges of the chassis and extend outward. The diaper can be manufactured at relatively low cost, because the back ear panels are relatively small and are non-extensible. Fastening tapes of appropriate size are provided... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Intellectual Property Division
20070016159 - Reservoir device with inclined needle: The present invention provides an apparatus comprising a flexible reservoir comprising first and second flexible foil portions sealed together to form an enclosed cavity adapted to contain a fluid, the reservoir having a pouch-like configuration defining a general plane, a needle-penetratable outlet being arranged on a portion of the reservoir... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Patent Department
20070016160 - Recovery system: A system allows for the safe, rapid, efficient recovery of a drug solution from sealed vials. The system is closed so that highly potent compounds can later be recovered and reworked without large investment in further engineering controls. The system includes three main components: a recovery device that holds sealed... Agent: Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale And Dorr LLP
20070016161 - Controlled flow adapter with piercing end for medical fluid containers: A non-luer apparatus for controlled flow of medical fluid materials for use as an adapter in a covered outlet of a medical fluid container, has a body with a hollow interior, a first open end adapted for attachment with the medical fluid container outlet, and a second open end adapted... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20070016163 - Medical and dental implant devices for controlled drug delivery: Implantable devices and methods for use in the treatment of osteonecrosisare provided. The device includes at least one implant device body adapted for insertion into one or more channels or voids in bone tissue; a plurality of discrete reservoirs, which may preferably be microreservoirs, located in the surface of the... Agent: Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
20070016162 - Valve port and method for vascular access: Valved ports for accessing blood vessels and other body lumens include a lock mechanism which locks the valve fully open when a needle or other access tube is placed into the port. The lock mechanism includes a latch typically comprising one or more laterally deflectable elements, such as a pair... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20070016164 - Actuation handle for a catheter: The present invention is a catheter actuation handle for deflecting a distal end of a tubular catheter body including first, second and third actuation wires extending from a proximal end of the body. The handle comprises a grip portion, a first actuator, first and second stationary gear racks, first and... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney, LLP Intellectual Property Department
20070016165 - Catheter having plurality of stiffening members: The invention includes a catheter having an elongate main body having a proximal section and a distal section. The elongate main body further includes a plurality of stiffening members disposed along the length of the elongate main body. The plurality of stiffening members includes a first stiffening member and a... Agent: Baker Botts, L.L.P.
20070016166 - Catheter attachment collet for a central port: A mechanism for locking a catheter to a port comprises an elongate body defining a flow passage, a port end of the elongate body adapted for attachment to a port, a collet end of the elongate body opposite the port end being biased toward an open configuration in which an... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP
20070016167 - Implantable cathether and method of using same: A catheter for implantation into a patient having a catheter tube having a distal end, a means for trimming the distal end of the catheter tube after subcutaneous insertion of the tip of the catheter lumen into a desired position within the patient to form a trimmed end portion, and... Agent: Needle & Rosenberg, P.C.
20070016168 - Method of making a catheter device: The invention relates to a method of manufacturing a Foley-type catheter. The catheter includes a silicone catheter shaft having a retention balloon. One method of manufacturing the Foley-type catheter includes immersing the silicone retention balloon in mineral oil.... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC
20070016169 - Urinary catheter: A medical device is disclosed, comprising a substrate, having on its surface, on at least a part thereof, a hydrophilic surface layer providing low-friction surface character of the medical device when wetted by a wetting fluid. The substrate is made of a polymer blend comprising a polyolefin and a composition... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20070016170 - Infusion device with bolus alarm deactivation and method of using the same: A medical device for use with a patient includes at least one programmable medical device feature, at least one alarm to remind the patient about the at least one programmable medical device feature, and at least one reminder check to allow the patient to deactivate the at least one alarm... Agent: Medtronic Minimed Inc.
20070016171 - Implantable perfusion device: The present invention relates to an implantable device for continuously administering liquid medication to a patient at a very low rate. The device of the invention comprises: a transfer chamber enabling a supply to be fed with liquid; transfer means for transferring said liquid between the transfer chamber and said... Agent: Le-nhung Mcleland01/11/2007 > 48 patent applications in 40 patent subcategories.
20070010779 - Blood leak monitoring method and apparatus: A method for monitoring for leaks or disconnections in an extracorporeal blood circuit, comprising the steps of operating a blood pump to circulate blood through an extracorporeal blood circuit; opening a shunt connection between the arterial and venous blood flow portions; sensing the presence of air from any leaks or... Agent: Seyfarth Shaw LLP
20070010781 - Implantable aorto-coronary sinus shunt for myocardial revascularization: Embodiments of a permanent shunt are provided. According to one aspect of the invention, the shunt is a flexible biocompatible fluid directing lumen with first and second ends, with at least one of the first and second ends provided with a shape memory alloy adapted to cause the end to... Agent: Gordon & Jacobson, P.C.
20070010780 - Methods of implanting an aorto-coronary sinus shunt for myocardial revascularization: A permanent shunt is implanted in a minimally invasive manner to carry arterial blood from the aorta into the relatively lower pressure venous bed of the coronary sinus. Since egress from the coronary sinus into the right atrium is at least partially blocked, the higher pressure arterial blood is forced... Agent: Gordon & Jacobson, P.C.
20070010782 - Catheter-based, dual balloon photopolymerization system: A system for applying a polymer (hydrogel) to the inner surface of a vessel by photopolymerization includes a catheter having a first inflatable member and a guidewire having a second inflatable member. The catheter has an extended tip distal to the first inflatable member that includes multiple perfusion ports. A... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department
20070010783 - Electrodialyzed compositions and method of treating aqueous solutions using electrodialysis: An electrodialysis system is used to produce electrodialyzed compositions with altered pH but without objectionable odor and taste. An aqueous solution is contacted with a membrane electrodialysis system and an electrical potential is applied in an amount effective for changing the pH of the aqueous solution by at least about... Agent: Kraft Foods Inc Debbie K. Wright
20070010784 - Method and device to form a sensor using isolated cardiomyocytes: A method and device are described to form a sensor using a cardiomyocyte by advancing a catheter into the tissue of interest, cardiac in the preferred embodiment, and using the catheter to ablate a cone- or a dome-shaped region to form an electrically isolated section of tissue. An electrode is... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20070010785 - Balloon control device for endoscopic apparatus: The present invention provides a balloon control device for an endscopic apparatus, which supplies and sucks a fluid to and from either a balloon mounted to an inserting section of the endscopic apparatus or a balloon mounted to an insertion assisting tool covering the inserting section for assisting the insertion... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20070010786 - Catheter: A catheter 1 suitable for advancement through a body passageway of a patient. The catheter 1 comprises a catheter body 4 which is flexible to provide the necessary trackability for the catheter 1 to advance through a body passageway, and two stainless steel reinforcement wires 5 extending along the catheter... Agent: Rissman Jobse Hendricks & Oliverio, LLP
20070010787 - Embolic protection device and methods of use: An evacuation sheath assembly and method of reducing or removing a blockage within a vessel without permitting embolization of particulate matter is provided. The evacuation sheath assembly includes a first elongate tubular member, having proximal and distal ends and a main lumen configured to be placed in fluid communication with... Agent: O'melveny & Myers LLP
20070010788 - Medical-balloon inflator: A medical-balloon inflator includes a pump piston assembly, a movable pivot, and an actuator handle. The actuator handle is operatively connected to the movable pivot and is adapted to translate the pump piston assembly to inflate or inflatingly pressurize a medical balloon when the actuator handle is rotated an angular... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson
20070010789 - Device for metered administration of a liquid product: A device for administering an injectable substance, the device including a housing, a translation member moveable in a translation direction, a rotation member rotatably moveable about a rotation axis and coupled to the translation member to support the translation member counter to the translation direction, a rotary bearing including a... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department
20070010790 - Injection port: An attachment mechanism for a surgically implantable medical device includes one or more fasteners which may be simultaneously moved from an undeployed position to a deployed position by operation of an integral actuator. The attachment mechanism may be configured to be deactuated, and the fasteners simultaneously moved from a deployed... Agent: Frost Brown Todd, LLC
20070010791 - Valve for inflatable chamber of medical device: A medical device such as an ostomy appliance has an inflatable seal for sealing an opening in a patient's body. A non-return valve is provided at an inlet port for admitting inflation fluid into the inflatable seal and for preventing escape of the inflation fluid.... Agent: Bristol-myers Squibb Company
20070010792 - Disposable aid to urination: A system for collecting urine includes a fitment for receiving a funnel in sealing engagement. The fitment includes a generally cylindrical tube has a circumferential surface, a first and a second end, and defining a bore having a bore interior surface. The first end is configured to receive a funnel... Agent: Black Lowe & Graham, PLLC
20070010794 - Devices and methods for endolumenal gastrointestinal bypass: The present invention provides devices and methods for attachment of an endolumenal gastrointestinal device, such as an artificial stoma device, a gastrointestinal bypass sleeve or other therapeutic or diagnostic device, within a patient's digestive tract. In one application of the invention, an endolumenal bypass sleeve is removeably attached in the... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20070010793 - Method and system for accessing a pericardial space: A device and method for accessing a pericardial space of the heart includes a shaft having a cavity at a distal end, a suction lumen terminating in a distal port within the cavity and a hollow needle having a distal tip extending into the cavity. The cavity may be a... Agent: Faegre & Benson, LLP Boston Scientific Patent Dock
20070010795 - Monitoring of the cerebral state of a subject: The invention relates to a method and apparatus for monitoring the anesthetic state of a subject. Physiological signal data including EEG and possibly also EMG signal components is acquired from a subject and supplied to a monitoring process configured to derive, based on the said data, a state index indicative... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP
20070010796 - Catheter device: There is provided a connector for coupling to a guiding catheter including a housing defining a conduit communicating with the interior of the guiding catheter, the housing including first and second housing portions which are manually positionable in various relative mutual axial orientations, a selectably openable normally closed valve associated... Agent: Martin P. Hoffman, Esq. Hoffman, Wasson & Gitler, PC.
20070010797 - Multi-functional and modular urine collection system: Multi-functional urine collection devices, embodiments of which can include a self-expanding container having a receptacle for receiving urine from the tubing, a pump for moving urine through the tubing and into a receptacle, extendable tubing that may be shortened and/or lengthened, and/or one or more meters for monitoring, measuring, transmitting... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP
20070010798 - Device and systems for the intermittent drainage of urine and other biological fluids: This invention provides a drainage device for biological fluids. The device typically comprises a port for attachment of the device to a catheter or to a waste collection device; and a means for applying a negative pressure to said port, wherein said negative pressure is an intermittent substantially constant negative... Agent: Beyer Weaver & Thomas, LLP
20070010799 - Patch stabilization of rods for treatment of cardiac muscle: The present invention relates to a system and method for the delivery of therapeutic agents, such as therapeutic drugs or genetic material, into the muscle or tissue that minimizes the loss of therapeutic agents due to contraction of the muscle. In one embodiment, an implant for delivering therapeutic agents into... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP01/04/2007 > 48 patent applications in 40 patent subcategories.
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