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Surgery March list of published pending patents 03/07

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03/29/2007 > 62 patent applications in 42 patent subcategories. list of published pending patents

20070073212 - Iontophoresis apparatus and method to deliver active agents to biological interfaces: An iontophoresis device includes active and counter electrode assemblies. The active electrode assembly includes an active electrode element, an outermost ion selective membrane caching an active agent and a further active agent carried by an outer surface of the outermost ion selective membrane. The active electrode assembly may also include... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20070073213 - Apparatus and method for increasing flow resistance around a probe: Apparatus is provided for decreasing or eliminating flow of fluid between a probe and an incision during surgical procedures. The apparatus may comprise a deformable layer on the probe. The deformable layer may be comprised of polymer foam, which may be covered with a surface layer. In another embodiment, baffles... Agent: Burleson Cooke L.L.P.

20070073214 - Pulse manipulation for controlling a phacoemulsification surgical system: Methods of manipulating pulses of ultrasonic energy for use with an ophthalmic surgical device.... Agent: Alcon

20070073215 - Connecting device, a medical system, and a method of connecting medical subsystems: The invention refers to a medical system comprising a first subsystem with a first connection portion (7), and a second subsystem with a second connection portion (12). The invention also refers to a device and a method for connecting the subsystems to each other. One of the subsystems contains a... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20070073216 - Method and apparatus for delivering a colonic lavage: A portable, lightweight bowel evacuation apparatus and method of delivering a colonic lavage is provided. The apparatus includes a liquid bag containing lavage liquid connected to a drain delivery line that leads to a rectal insertion tube or speculum. The apparatus also includes a drain line leading from the speculum... Agent: Anthony Mcauliffe

20070073217 - Apparatus, system, and method to deliver optimal elements in order to enhance the aesthetic appearance of the skin: An apparatus for delivering a bioactive material to a subterranean layer of a skin architecture is provided that includes a head including one or more needles that are operable to penetrate a stratum corneum of a skin. A bioactive material is disposed on one or more of the needles, whereby... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.

20070073218 - Inflatable cardiac device for treating and preventing ventricular remodeling: An inflatable cardiac device for placement in the pericardial sac is described. The inflatable cardiac device is useful for treatment of congestive heart failure and for attenuating or reversing remodeling of the heart. In some embodiments, the device further includes filling catheters connected with reservoirs, on-off devices, or pressure transducers.... Agent: Fulwider Patton LLP

20070073227 - Disposable sleeve for assisting in venous catheterization: Certain embodiments pertain to a disposable sleeve for assisting in venous catherization that can be used in combination with a heater for protecting the patient's extremity from contamination by soiled heaters. The disposable sleeve also protects the heater from contamination by the patient.... Agent: Intellectual Property Group Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

20070073220 - Inoculation device: An inoculation device comprising a body having a fixed portion and a moveable portion, the fixed portion having a front face the moveable portion supported from the fixed portion rearward of the front face, a needle supported from the movable portion to be moveable on relative longitudinal movement of the... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20070073222 - Needle guard mechanism with angled strut wall: A needle guard includes a clip with a canting wall to grip the needle shaft and a distal wall to block the tip thereof, wherein the canting and distal walls may be interconnected by an angled strut so as to allow the canting wall to be tilted over center in... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP

20070073221 - Needle guard mechanism with leaf spring: A needle guard includes a clip with a canting wall to grip the needle shaft and a distal wall to block the tip thereof, wherein the canting and distal walls may be interconnected by an angled strut, a spring member, such as a leaf spring, may have a portion extending... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP

20070073223 - Push rod of a syringe: A push rod of a syringe has a body; a rear end of the push rod being formed with a press portion and a front end thereof being formed with an extrusion portion. The extrusion portion comprises an axial rod extending axially and integrally from the push rod; and a... Agent: Hung-chi Huang

20070073219 - Retained needle structure: A retained needle structure comprises a syringe needle having an inserting portion at a front end thereof, an injection needle inserted on the insertion portion, at least a fastening portion at a side rim thereof and a plug for reflowing at a rear end thereof; a catheter having a cannula,... Agent: Hdsl

20070073225 - Retractable safety syringe: A retractable safety syringe includes primarily a barrel, a seat, and a push rod, wherein a tubular exit is located at an end of the barrel, a bore is located at an inner rim of bottom of exit, a thin breakage part is located at a periphery of the end,... Agent: Troxell Law Office PLLC

20070073226 - Syringe: An auto-disable syringe (50,150) is disclosed which prevents re-use of the syringe whatever dose is delivered on the first use. A restrictor bobbin comprises an element (1,100) which spans the barrel of the syringe and which, after initial distal movement of the plunger (52, 152) rotates and wedges in the... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20070073224 - Syringe with latching safety mechanism: A safety syringe having a safety shield (28) that can be repeatedly latched into the extended and retracted positions or permanently locked into the extended position. The syringe includes a barrel (34) that has gripping surfaces (76) that aid the user in controlling the syringe and naturally positions the user's... Agent: John Dries

20070073229 - Dispenser components and methods for patient infusion device: A device for delivering fluid to a patient including an exit port assembly, a reservoir including a side wall extending towards an outlet connected to the exit port assembly, a threaded lead screw received at least partly in the reservoir and longitudinally extending towards the outlet, and a plunger secured... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20070073228 - Dispensing fluid from an infusion pump system: Some embodiments of an infusion pump device may include a drive system that accurately and incrementally dispenses fluid from the pump device in a controlled manner. Particular embodiments of the drive system may include a rotational motor that is coupled to a string member, which is used to adjust a... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20070073230 - Drug infusions system with multiple medications: A drug infusion system is capable of delivering a fluid medication consisting of a plurality of drug to a patient under direction of a medical professional. The device is programmed to deliver a primary drug in a prescribed dose. The device determines the resultant dose of a secondary drug and... Agent: Iplm Group, P.A.

20070073231 - Medicinal solution dripping nozzle: A medicinal solution dripping nozzle is used to drop a predetermined dosage of medicinal solution in a form of droplet. The medicinal solution dripping nozzle includes a nozzle portion for defining a flow path, and a guide member fixedly positioned midway the nozzle portion. The guide member includes a base... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20070073232 - Device for automatically injecting liquids to be injected: Device for automatically injecting injection liquids In a device (1) for automatically injecting injection liquids, including an axially subdivided housing whose parts are connectable with each other, wherein an axially displaceable pressure pin (5) is guided in a first housing part (2), which pin is capable of being inserted against... Agent: Chapman And Cutler

20070073236 - Dispensing fluid from an infusion pump system: Some embodiments of a medical infusion pump system include a pump device having a flexible pushrod that can adjust from a curved configuration to a generally straight configuration. The flexible pushrod is part of a drive system of the pump device so that the flexible pushrod can be controllably and... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20070073235 - Operating an infusion pump system: Some embodiments of a medical infusion pump system include a pump device and a removable controller device. When the pump device and the removable controller device are removably attached to one another, the components may provide a portable infusion pump unit to dispense medicine to a user. In particular embodiments,... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20070073234 - Surgical cassette for intraocular pressure control: An improved surgical cassette for controlling intraocular pressure during ophthalmic surgery.... Agent: Alcon

20070073233 - Thrombectomy catheter deployment system: A thrombectomy catheter deployment system which greatly simplifies setup procedures and operation of a thrombectomy catheter includes a stand alone drive unit and a disposable pump/catheter assembly which is manually placed into a carriage assembly in the drive unit. The pump/catheter assembly has a plurality of preconnected components including tubular... Agent: Hugh D Jaeger Hugh D Jaeger

20070073237 - Cannula/catheter introducer: A device is disclosed that allows a puncture needle to be inserted into a catheter. Once the puncture needle has performed its function, it can shoot back into the device such that there is a reduce likelihood of needlestick injury. Vacuum is used to assist in the shoot back function.... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20070073238 - Medication capsule, syringe used with medication capsule & method of administrating medication: A medical syringe employs a capsule containing multiple doses of medication within a sealed storage chamber formed between concentric inner and outer walls. The inner wall forms a cavity including a delivery chamber from which a single dose of medication is ejected. The syringe includes an ejection port, an axial... Agent: Connors Associates

20070073239 - Catheter device: Catheter device (2) for transcutaneous or subcutaneous administration of substances to a patient, comprising an outer catheter (4) provided with one outer catheter lumen (6) with a distal outer catheter outflow opening (8) and an inner catheter (10) provided with at least one inner catheter lumen (12) with at least... Agent: Young & Thompson

20070073240 - Device for shielding a sharp tip of a cannula and method of using the same: A safety device for shielding a sharp tip of a tubular needle includes a shaft sized and shaped for being received into the passage of the tubular needle through a first end of the passage and extending to a second end of the passage. A shield is associated with the... Agent: Tyco Healthcare - Edward S. Jarmolowicz

20070073241 - Valve device for medical instruments: The invention relates to a valve device for medical instruments, in particular trocars, having a valve body configured as a flap for opening and closing an instrument and/or flow channel, which is positioned rotatably on a rotation axle positioned in a housing. To create a valve device, which combines simple... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC

20070073242 - Closure for engaging a surface of a haemostatic valve assembly: A closure for a valve (128) of a connector (100) of a haemostatic valve assembly with a longitudinally extending main section (114) having a longitudinally extending, through-going passage (110; 112) with the valve (128) at a proximal end of the connector. The closure comprises a closure member (130), a face... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20070073243 - Fluid dosing device comprising gear transmission actuator: A delivery device for delivering a metered amount of substance on each actuation thereof that includes a delivery unit operable to deliver a metered amount of substance, wherein the delivering unit includes a metering cavity in fluid communication with a reservoir for storing substance, and a piston member reciprocatingly movably... Agent: Glaxosmithkline Corporate Intellectual Property, Mai B475

20070073244 - Needle assembly including obturator with safety reset: A needle assembly is able to collect a sample of biological material in a needle of the assembly. The needle assembly has a safety shield capable of being moved on the needle assembly to cover a sharp tip of the needle assembly. The shield can be locked in place over... Agent: Tyco Healthcare - Edward S. Jarmolowicz

20070073245 - Needle-retractable safety hypodermic syringe: A needle-retractable safety hypodermic syringe is disclosed to include a barrel, a needle assembly at the front end of the barrel, a plunger mounted with a stopper for expelling medicine out of the barrel through the needle assembly and pulling the needle assembly into the inside of the barrel after... Agent: Pro-techtor International Services

20070073246 - Radiation resistant silicone formulations and medical devices formed of same: The disclosure is directed to a sterilized medical device including a non-polymerized blend including a silicone matrix material and a radiation resistant component.... Agent: Larson Newman Abel Polansky & White, LLP

20070073247 - Tip and shaft connection for medical device: A medical device includes a tube end to which a tip having a medical tool is attached. The tip includes a tip housing and a lock tab, as well as a yoke. The tube end includes an outer tube and an inner shaft, in which the inner shaft engages the... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20070073248 - Trocar-cannula complex, cannula and method for delivering biologically active agents during minimally invasive surgery: A trocar-cannula complex for use in minimally invasive surgical procedures performed through a port site of a patient and in the delivery of biologically active agents to the patient includes a trocar and a cannula. The cannula includes a tubular structure with a central lumen receiving the trocar and an... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP

20070073249 - Plastic needle and devices comprising it: The invention relates to a plastic needle. The plastic needle of the invention is made of a polyarylethercetone polymer. The invention finds industrial applicability in particular in medical and analysis fields.... Agent: Dennison, Schultz & Macdonald

20070073250 - Implantable port: An implantable port for use in the withdrawal and/or delivery of a fluid to a patient is provided. The port has a body portion having a generally curved shaped reservoir. A septum extends across the reservoir and a stem extends from the reservoir to an external position. A fluid passageway... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20070073251 - Easily retrieved biological specimen pouch: The invention relates to an easily retrieved biological specimen pouch. The said easily retrieved biological specimen pouch of the invention comprises a flexible wall, an open end and a closed end, and the specimen pouch can receive a biological specimen; A) The flexible wall of the open end of the... Agent: Myers Dawes Andras & Sherman, LLP

20070073252 - Male urinary incontinence undergarment: A male urinary incontinence undergarment includes a pair of briefs that has a front side and a rear side. A water impermeable container is attached to the front side. The front side has an opening therein that extends into the container. The pair of briefs may be worn and a... Agent: Sean Kaufhold

20070073253 - Absorbent article: An absorbent article having a substantially oblong shape, which is superior in liquid-proof performance and fitness, includes a liquid permeable top sheet, a back sheet, an absorbent body having elasticity disposed between the top sheet and the back sheet, and a compressed portion compressing the top sheet and the absorbent... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20070073254 - Absorbent article with sublayer: This invention is directed to an absorbent article, preferably a diaper or training pants, having a backsheet, an absorbent core and a topsheet (20) with apertures (21), and comprising also a sublayer (30) that comprises at least one acquisition layer, but typically two acquisition layers or more, said sublayer having... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Intellectual Property Division

20070073255 - Absorbent personal care article with a wrap member having distinct component layers: A wrapped article (20) includes a personal care absorbent personal care article (22), and a separately provided wrap member (24) which operatively encloses the absorbent personal care article (22). At least a major portion of the wrap member (24) includes an outer layer (26), an inner layer (28) and an... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc.

20070073256 - Absorbent article with sublayer: The invention relates to an absorbent article (10) comprising a backsheet (12) and a liquid acquisition- and feces-storage sublayer (30) that comprises at least a first acquisition layer (36) and a second acquisition layer (37), said second acquisition layer (37) being positioned between the backsheet (12) and the first acquisition... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Intellectual Property Division

20070073257 - Tampon with overwrap and method of manufacture: A tampon pledget including absorbent material and an overwrap. The overwrap is attached to a central portion of the absorbent material in a width greater than about 3 mm.... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Intellectual Property Division

20070073258 - Absorbent article: An absorbent article is provided including a backsheet, a topsheet and an absorbent core disposed therebetween. The diaper includes large rectangular fasteners that stretch in only one direction. At least one longitudinally extending, elasticized inner leg gather is disposed with the topsheet. The inner leg gather includes at least one... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20070073259 - Absorbent article with dual gather leg cuff assemblies: A disposable absorbent article, which can be configured as a disposable diaper, a panty-type garment, or an adult incontinent product, includes a backsheet, an absorbent panel positioned on top of the backsheet, and a liquid permeable topsheet positioned on top of the absorbent panel. A pair of longitudinally extending, elasticized... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20070073260 - Absorbent article with improved garment-like character: A disposable absorbent article may include a chassis comprising a liquid permeable topsheet, a backsheet, and an absorbent core disposed between the topsheet and backsheet; and an ear joined to the rear waist region of the chassis such that at least a portion of said ear extends laterally outward from... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Intellectual Property Division

20070073261 - Side seam for disposable garment: The present invention relates to a disposable absorbent article comprising a chassis defining a front waist region, a rear waist region, and a crotch region disposed between the front waist region and rear waist region. The article includes front and back ear panels that are joined at opposing side seams.... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Intellectual Property Division

20070073262 - Absorbent article and method of making same: The invention provides a disposable protective undergarment including front and back panels, each panel having a waist end, and a crotch end longitudinally spaced from the waist end, and two sides, the crotch ends of the front panel and back panel having a substantially straight edge and a substantially convex... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20070073263 - Infusion bags having a medicine mixing nozzle with a puncture function: Infusion bags including a mixing medicine nozzle with puncture functionality and methods of using the same are disclosed. An example infusion bag comprises: a bag body having a medicine containing chamber; a medicine mixing tube having a first end in communication with the medicine containing chamber of the bag body;... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC

20070073265 - Implanting device and method of using same: A device for inserting implantable objects beneath the skin of a patient includes a handle for grasping the device and a base connected to the handle. The base comprises a post, a cannula, and a flexible actuator positioned in an angled track. The cannula is positioned coaxially around and is... Agent: Pepper Hamilton LLP Firm No. 21269

20070073264 - Methods, compositions and apparatus for delivering heterologous molecules to cells: A method for transferring a macromolecular complex to muscle cells by exsanguinating a region of the subject's microvasculature and delivering the complex to this region under high hydrostatic pressure is described. A balloon catheter having a balloon that extends substantially the full length of the cannula that is inserted into... Agent: Howson And Howson

20070073266 - Compact wireless biometric monitoring and real time processing system: Systems and methodologies that regulate in real time biometric indicia of an ambulatory patient via employing a distributed computing arrangement of modular component(s), which are tailored in part based on requirements of data to be measured and/or administered. Accordingly, the system can be scaled for different biometric requirements (e.g., data... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.

20070073267 - Low-loss multi-lumen injection apparatus: Injection devices, systems and methods are disclosed for injecting two or more medicaments to a patient at a single injection site while preferably minimizing any mixing of the medicaments prior to delivery to the patient. The invention can also be used to sequentially deliver the medicaments to the patient in... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20070073268 - Integrated infusion and aspiration system and method: An integrated infusion and aspiration system includes of a flow control system and a catheter assembly. The catheter assembly includes an infusion catheter and an aspiration catheter, each having ports located at the distal end of thereof. The distal ends of the catheters are separated so that the aspiration catheter... Agent: David W. Meibos Medicinelodge, Inc.

20070073269 - Multi-conduit balloon catheter: A suctioning and irrigating sinus balloon catheter is provided for treating a patient's paranasal sinus system, including dilating prepared openings, and natural ostia and ducts and excising sinus cavities and choana. The catheter has a number of fluid carrying conduits to provide irrigation, suction and inflation/deflation to the distally mounted... Agent: Charmasson, Buchaca & Leach, LLP

20070073270 - Catheter connection systems: A catheter connection system is disclosed. In one embodiment, a catheter connection system may include at least two components and a deformable sealing element positioned between the at least two components configured to allow, upon deformation, fluid flow through the at least two components. In another embodiment, the catheter connection... Agent: Bard Access Systems, Inc.

20070073271 - Catheter for diagnostic imaging and therapeutic procedures: A catheter for use in introducing fluid into a vessel or other bodily structure. The catheter comprises a stem and a restrictor. The stem has approximate a distal end thereof a porous section that defines microholes distributed thereabout, which are inclined by a predetermined angle in the proximal direction. Affixed... Agent: Gregory L Bradley Medrad Inc

20070073272 - Connector: A connector having a male-side connection section, a liquid flow section where a liquid flow space communicating with the inside of the male-side connection section is provided, a first female-side connection opening and a second female-side connection opening, and a first valve body and a second valve body that are... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20070073273 - Device and process for metering solutions: A process and device for metering different solutions is provided with which a high rate of repetition of drugs to be metered is possible. To accomplish the object, provisions are made for taking fluid volumes in the range of 50 nL to 50 μL from a fluid source (2, 3,... Agent: Mcglew & Tuttle, PC

  
03/22/2007 > 40 patent applications in 27 patent subcategories. list of published pending patents

20070066927 - Medical swab for sterilization and anesthitization of injection sites and minor surgical sites: A medical swab to sterilize and greatly cool an area of skin is disclosed. The medical swab is for medical use for pre-injection preparation, to sterilize the area of injection and reduce the pain felt by the patient. Preferably, the medical swabs are individually packaged. The swabs are saturated in... Agent: Barlow, Josephs & Holmes, Ltd.

20070066928 - Automation and optimization of crrt treatment using regional citrate anticoagulation: A system or method automates and optimizes citrate anticoagulant supplementation in a blood filtration circuit during CRRT. A processor-based control system interfaces with a blood filtration circuit to detect patient blood flow into the circuit, detect fluid loss through a hemofilter, and sense vital electrolyte concentrations in the blood flow,... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20070066929 - Lumenally-active device: Embodiments of a lumenally-active system and method of use and control thereof are disclosed. According to various embodiments, a lumenally-active device is positioned in a body lumen of an organism, where the device may sense a parameter of a fluid in the body lumen and perform an action on the... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

20070066931 - Iontophoresis device: An iontophoresis device may be capable of preventing or reducing the generation of gas, or the production of undesirable ions, due to an electrode reaction occurring in an electrode assembly; or the alteration of an active agent due to a chemical reaction upon energization. A doping layer made of a... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20070066932 - Iontophoresis device: An shaped iontophoresis device is capable of permeating an active agent (e.g., a drug solution) into an oral cavity, a skin cancer, or the like by iontophoresis in a pinpoint manner. A catheter-type iontophoresis device includes a small working electrode assembly and a small non-working electrode assembly at the tip... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20070066930 - Iontophoresis device and method of producing the same: An iontophoresis device and method of producing the same may reduce material loss during the course of production of a conventional iontophoresis device, and may allow for easy automation of production processes and increases in production scale. The iontophoresis device may be used for administering drug ions of a first... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20070066933 - Immobilizing objects in the body: Stabilizing an object in the body of a patient involves the injection of a lower critical solution temperature (LCST) material or other flowable material into the body of the patient so that the material contacts the object. The LCST material or other flowable material then forms a gel in the... Agent: Mayer & Williams PC

20070066934 - Electrokinetic delivery system and methods therefor: The electrokinetic medicament delivery system includes at least one applicator having a multiplicity of non-conductive micro-needles carried on a non-conductive surface of the applicator. The opposite surface is formed of electrically conductive material for contact with an active electrode. The applicator includes a matrix containing a medicament or a carrier... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20070066935 - Needleless syringe having medical agent accomodated therein: The present invention provides a needleless syringe having, accommodated therein, a pharmaceutical preparation containing genes and/or analogues thereof. A needleless syringe comprising: a medical agent chamber 22 having one or multiple nozzle bore(s) 25 and accommodated with a medical agent L, and a syringe main body 12 being provided with... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20070066936 - Automatic retractable safety syringe: A retractable needle hypodermic syringe includes a retractable needle assembly comprising a needle seat for supporting a hypodermic needle, and a generally tubular which comprises the barrel and serves as a reservoir for injectable or withdrawn fluid. The barrel is open at both ends to receive a plunger at the... Agent: Richard L. Moseley

20070066937 - Safety needle with lockout mechanism: A safety needle is provided which includes blocking structure to maintain a sharp tip of a needle safely within a housing and prevent re-advancement of a needle from a safety needle housing. The safety needle includes flexible blocking members positioned on an inner needle assembly which are configured to engage... Agent: Carter, Deluca, Farrell & Schmidt, LLP

20070066939 - Electrokinetic infusion pump system: Various methods and devices are provided for delivering an infusion liquid using an electrokinetic infusion pump. The electrokinetic infusion pump can generally include an infusion housing having an infusion reservoir. The infusion reservoir has an infusion outlet and is capable of containing an infusion liquid. A plunger is movably coupled... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20070066938 - Injection device with puncture function, method for controlling injection device with puncture function, chemical solution administration device, and method for controlling chemical solution administration device: An injection device with puncture function includes, in a single casing 30, a cylindrical cartridge 11 in which insulin 12 is enclosed, a cartridge holder 14 to which the cartridge 11 is inserted, a needle 16 inserted at a front end 11a of the cartridge 11, a reciprocation means 32... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20070066940 - Systems and methods for detecting a partition position in an infusion pump: An infusion pump (e.g., an electrokinetic infusion pump) includes an infusion pump module and an engine that can drive a moveable piston non-mechanically. In addition, the infusion pump module includes a position detector configured for sensing a dispensing state of the infusion pump module. Such information can be utilized in... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20070066941 - Sealing body, cap with the sealing body, and medical container: An inventive sealing body is a generally disk-like sealing body composed of two or more types of thermoplastic elastomers having different hardnesses, and comprises at least a needle stick part extended in axial direction and an outer edge part surrounding the needle stick part. The outer edge part has a... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20070066942 - Self suturing anchor device: A catheter securement device which automatically deploys one or more sutures to secure a catheter without requiring the practitioner to manually suture the catheter to the self-suturing anchor device. A ratchet mechanism having one or more rotatable ratchet members, which pivot, and a ratchet member engagement spring, which maintains contact... Agent: Workman Nydegger (f/k/a Workman Nydegger & Seeley)

20070066943 - Cannula systems and methods of use: Systems and methods for coupling devices such as a ventricular assist device to vascular tissues, such as a heart. In one version, a method is provided for attaching a device to vascular tissue for fluid flow. The device includes a cannula coupled to a cuff, and the method includes coupling... Agent: Lowrie, Lando & Anastasi

20070066944 - Method and system for treatment of internal nasal valves: Internal nasal valve involves injecting a biomaterial filler into the internal nasal valve of the patient. The injected biomaterial filler in the internal nasal valve increases an internal nasal valve angle.... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department

20070066945 - Wound cleansing apparatus with scaffold: An apparatus for cleansing and applying therapy or prophylaxis to wounds, in which irrigant fluid containing a physiologically active material from a reservoir connected to a conformable wound dressing and wound exudate from the dressing are recirculated by a device for moving fluid through a flow path which passes through... Agent: Stites & Harbison PLLC

20070066946 - Wound dressing with vacuum reservoir: A wound dressing apparatus includes a wound dressing member dimensioned for positioning relative to a wound bed. The wound dressing member including an internal vacuum reservoir and has a port in communication with the vacuum reservoir for applying subatmospheric pressure to the vacuum reservoir to facilitate removal of fluid from... Agent: Carter, Deluca, Farrell & Schmidt, LLP

20070066947 - Hydrogel capable of absorbing blood and/or body fluids: A hydrogel having a floatability where from 40% to 90% of a solution and/or suspension to be thickened are thickened starting from the surface of the liquid and the rest of the solution and/or suspension to be thickened is thickened starting from the bottom of the container, a process for... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

20070066948 - Absorbent article with quilted feature: This disclosure provides an absorbent article having a high bulk material disposed between the body-facing surface and the garment facing surface of the article, wherein the high bulk material is relatively low cost and the article surface is embossed in the area of the high bulk material. Such an absorbent... Agent: Gosz And Partners, LLP

20070066949 - Disposable absorbent article designed to facilitate an easy change: A disposable absorbent article to be worn about the lower torso of a wearer that facilitates an easy, intuitive change is provided. The disposable absorbent article includes at least one serviceable indicium that facilitates an easy change by providing alignment of the article relative to an anatomical feature of the... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Intellectual Property Division

20070066950 - Disposable absorbent garment with elastic ears: An at least partially elastic ear for use on a disposable diaper is provided. The at least partially elastic ear is rectangular in shape, the rectangular shape formed by a top edge, a bottom edge, a distal edge between the top edge and bottom edge proximate to at least one... Agent: Patterson, Thuente, Skaar & Christensen, P.A.

20070066951 - Disposable absorbent article having deployable belt strips: A disposable absorbent article having laterally opposing interiorly attached side flaps and at least one deployable belt strip. Each side flap is formed by folding a portion of the absorbent assembly laterally inward and has a longitudinally extending elastic gathering member attached adjacent to its proximal edge. The belt strip... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Intellectual Property Division

20070066952 - Disposable absorbent article having deployable belt strips: A disposable absorbent article having at least one deployable belt strip. The belt strip has a fixed end portion disposed in one of the waist regions and opposing first and second edges connecting the fixed end portion and an opposing free end portion. The belt strip is attached in the... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Intellectual Property Division

20070066953 - Disposable absorbent article having deployable belt strips: A disposable absorbent article having laterally opposing interiorly attached side flaps and at least one deployable belt strip. Each of the side flaps has a longitudinally extending elastic gathering member attached adjacent to its proximal edge. The belt strip has a fixed end portion disposed in one of the waist... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Intellectual Property Division

20070066954 - Disposable absorbent article having deployable belt strips: A disposable absorbent article having laterally opposing interiorly attached barrier cuff strips and at least one deployable belt strip. Each barrier cuff strip is attached to an interior surface of an absorbent assembly and has a longitudinally extending elastic gathering member attached adjacent to its proximal edge. The belt strip... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Intellectual Property Division

20070066955 - Reservoir device with integrated mounting means: The present invention provides an apparatus comprising a housing and a flexible reservoir adapted to contain a fluid and having a septum member formed from a needle-penetratable self-sealing material. The flexible reservoir is arranged within the housing in combination with mounting means arranged within or formed by the housing, wherein... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Patent Department

20070066958 - Medical tubing securement assembly and methods of use: A medical tubing securement assembly includes a base having a disc, and a retaining adapter removably and rotatably attached to the disc. The retaining adapter includes a longitudinal passage for receiving a locking adapter. The locking adapter includes a longitudinal passage for receiving a medical tube. Once the tube is... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP

20070066957 - Methods and apparatus for inducing controlled renal neuromodulation: Methods and apparatus are provided for inducing, monitoring and controlling renal neuromodulation using a pulsed electric field to effectuate electroporation or electrofusion. In some embodiments, tissue impedance, conductance or conductivity may be monitored to determine the effects of pulsed electric field therapy, e.g., to determine an extent of electroporation and... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea

20070066956 - Systems and methods for entering temporary basal rate pattern in an infusion device: A system and method of temporarily adjusting a delivery of fluid or medications to a user from an infusion device that provides various delivery customizations, and may include a user interface. The user interface may provide access to a menu from which users can select specific delivery options appropriate for... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

20070066959 - Electroporation microneedle and methods for its use: Electroporation of cells in target tissues is performed using microneedles having integral electrode structures. In a first embodiment, a pair of electrode structures are disposed on opposite sides of a substance delivery opening on a needle or other tissue-penetrating shaft. In a second embodiment, a first electrode structure is disposed... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20070066960 - Needle retraction structure: A safety needle device is provided having any elongated housing and a needle assembly movable within the elongate housing. Retraction structure is provided to move the needle assembly from an extended position relative to the elongate housing to a retracted position within the elongate housing. A blocking member is provided... Agent: Carter, Deluca, Farrell & Schmidt, LLP

20070066961 - Airway balloon dilator: A medical apparatus for widening a stenosis in the airway of a patient which includes a central hollow core, an inflatable outer balloon, and at least one inner balloon inside the outer balloon. The apparatus also can include a flexible support member mounted on the external surface of the outer... Agent: Hasse & Nesbitt LLC

20070066962 - Airway balloon dilator: A medical apparatus for widening a stenosis in the airway of a patient which includes a central hollow core, an inflatable outer balloon, and at least one inner balloon inside the outer balloon. The apparatus also can include a flexible support member mounted on the external surface of the outer... Agent: Hasse & Nesbitt LLC

20070066964 - Catheter and tunneling device therefor: A catheter for introduction and removal of fluids from a body and tunneling device therefor, the catheter has a body having a first conduit for removing fluid from the body and a second conduit for delivering fluid to the body wherein at least a part of each of the conduits... Agent: Powell Goldstein LLP

20070066963 - Catheter assembly with catheter handle and container: The present invention relates to a catheter assembly comprising a catheter handle and a catheter assembly comprising a catheter element and a container for accommodation of the catheter element. In a first compact configuration the catheter element and the catheter handle are separated to reduce the length of the catheter... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20070066965 - Coupling device for medical lines: A coupling device for coupling a patient-side medical line to an equipment-side medical line. The device includes two parts, one fluidly coupled to each medical line, and each part having a seal that seals the respective medical line when the parts are disconnected. When the parts are connected, the seals... Agent: Boyle Fredrickson Newholm Stein & Gratz, S.c.

20070066966 - Implantable medical device: The device of the present invention includes a modular, implantable catheterization port that is composed of a body portion, an interior port and an exterior port. The interior and exterior ports are selectively attachable to the body portion such that the device can be assembled by a clinician at the... Agent: Kevin M. Farrell Pierce Atwood

  
03/15/2007 > 57 patent applications in 48 patent subcategories. list of published pending patents

20070060858 - Defect occlusion apparatus, system, and method: Methods, apparatus, and systems for occluding a multiplicity of parallel membranes, such as found in a patent foramen ovale (PFO). Methods, apparatus, and systems include the use of a positioning device that can be seated on the limbus of the septum secundum (SS). The positioning device includes a piercing member... Agent: Brooks & Cameron, PLLC

20070060861 - Cathode for electrotransport delivery of anionic drug: A cathode for an electrotransport drug delivery system for the delivery of anionic drugs. The cathode has a composite structure that contains an electroactive species that upon reduction does not generate any gas or an anion that competes with the anionic drug during electrotransport.... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20070060859 - Iontophoresis device: An iontophoresis device including an active electrode assembly or a counter electrode assembly with a polarizable electrode containing any one of a conductive material having a capacitance per unit weight of 1 F/g or greater, a conductive material having a specific surface area of 10 m2/g or greater, and activated... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20070060860 - Iontophoresis device: One or more electrodes of an iontophoresis device may include a composite ion exchange membrane comprising a first ion exchange membrane of a first polarity and a second ion exchange membrane of a second polarity, or a first ion exchange membrane of the first polarity, a semi-permeable membrane, and a... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20070060862 - Method for administering electricity with particlulates: The present invention features a device having a barrier membrane contacting surface, the device containing: a power source; a first conductive electrode; a second conductive electrode; and a reservoir; wherein said power source is in electric communication with said first conductive electrode and said second conductive electrode, wherein said first... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20070060863 - Multi-layer medical balloons: The invention relates to multi-layer medical balloons. In one aspect, a medical device includes an inflatable balloon. The inflatable balloon includes a first layer including a material having a first modulus of elasticity, and a second layer adjacent the first layer, the second layer including a material having a second... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20070060864 - Skin treatment method and system: A skin treatment device including: a housing; at least one ultrasonic transducer contained in the housing; a driver contained in the housing and electrically coupled to the at least one ultrasonic transducer and providing an excitation signal having alternating first and second waveform portions, wherein the first portion has an... Agent: Plevy & Howard & Darcy P.C.

20070060865 - Device for the targeted, controllable delivery or drawing of a liquid or viscous substance: A device for the targeted, controllable deliver or drawing of a liquid or viscous substance, comprises a reservoir and a plunger that subdivides the reservoir into a storage space for the viscous substance and a pressure space for gas. The storage space for the viscous substance leads to a discharge... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP

20070060866 - Method of attaching a hub to a multiple catheter assembly: A multiple catheter assembly (100) including a first catheter (110) having a first proximal end region (112), a first distal end region (114) terminating in a first distal tip (116), and an outer surface (120) defining at least a first lumen (122) extending longitudinally therethrough between a first distal and... Agent: Monte & Mcgraw, PC

20070060867 - High-aspect-ratio microdevices and methods for transdermal delivery and sampling of active substances: A method of usign a high-aspect ratio microdevice for treating, preventing or ameliorating a medical condition is provided.... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.

20070060868 - Device to deliver a powdery medicine into nasal cavity: A device that delivers a powdery medicine for a nasal cavity includes positioning guides that cause a capsule to slide as far as a predetermined position and are provided on the side of cutters to make holes on both ends of the capsule provided between the connection port on the... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20070060869 - Controller device for an infusion pump: An infusion system that includes a controller device and a communication system to transmit the communications from the controller device to an infusion device pump that controls delivery of fluids to the user's body. More particularly, these apparatuses and methods are for providing convenient monitoring and control of the infusion... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

20070060870 - Controller device for an infusion pump: An infusion system that includes a controller device and a communication system to transmit the communications from the controller device to an infusion device pump that controls delivery of fluids to the user's body. More particularly, these apparatuses and methods are for providing convenient monitoring and control of the infusion... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

20070060871 - Modular external infusion device: A modular external infusion device that controls the rate a fluid is infused into an individual's body, which includes a first module and a second module. More particularly, the first module may be a pumping module that delivers a fluid, such as a medication, to a patient while the second... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

20070060872 - Apparatus and methods for analyzing body fluid samples: An apparatus is provided for monitoring a predetermined parameter of a patient's body fluid while infusing an infusion fluid into the patient. The apparatus comprises an infusion line and a catheter configured for insertion into a blood vessel of the patient, and a reversible infusion pump connected between a source... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20070060873 - Milking apparatus: Disclosed is a milking apparatus that prevents extracted mother's milk from flowing into a pump, thereby keeping the mother's milk hygienic. A first space in a milking head communicating with a milking cup and a second space communicating with a space in a rubber bulb are separated from each other... Agent: Arent Fox PLLC

20070060874 - Apparatus and methods for controlling and automating fluid infusion activities: The present invention provides apparatuses and methods to safely and economically deliver infusion fluid to a patient during a medical procedure. The infusion fluid may be a sedative, analgesic, amnestic or other pharmaceutical agent (drug) for alleviating a patient's pain and anxiety before, during and/or after a medical or surgical... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20070060875 - Dual chamber container without by-pass in the cylindrical body: The invention relates to a double chamber container for holding and combining two separate components, at least one of which is liquid, comprising a cylindrical body (15) with a closure (20, 60) at each end (5, 70), of which the closure (60) at the end of a chamber containing the... Agent: Michael P. Morris Boehringer Ingelheim Corporation

20070060876 - Dual chamber container without by-pass: The invention relates to a double chamber container for holding and combining two separate components, at least one of which is liquid, comprising a cylindrical body (15) with a closure (20, 60) at each of the two ends (5, 70) of the body (15), an upper closure (60) at the... Agent: Michael P. Morris Boehringer Ingelheim Corporation

20070060877 - Dual chamber container for lyophilization, process for the filling up and use thereof: e

20070060879 - Coaxial catheter system: A system drives a catheter and an implement positioned within and axially moveable relative to the catheter through an anatomical body. The system may include an implement driver which receives and couples to the implement, and a catheter driver which receives and couples to the catheter. A controller coupled to... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP

20070060878 - Occlusive guidewire system having an ergonomic handheld control mechanism and torqueable kink-resistant guidewire: An occlusive guidewire system having an ergonomic handheld control mechanism and torqueable kink-resistant guidewire having a distally located inflatable balloon. The present invention provides convenient structure and overall mechanism for operation of a torqueable kink-resistant guidewire, including evacuation and inflation control of an occlusive balloon, and sealing and severing of... Agent: Hugh D Jaeger Hugh D Jaeger

20070060880 - Adjustable stiffness catheter: Medical devices such as catheters can include structure or provision that permit a physician or other health care professional to adjust the stiffness of at least a portion of the medical device. In some instances, the medical device may be adjusted prior to inserting the medical device into a patient.... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20070060881 - Gas inflation/evacuation system incorporating a multiple element valved guidewire assembly having an occlusive device: A gas inflation/evacuation system incorporating a multiple element valved guidewire assembly having an occlusive device for use in thrombectomy or other vascular procedures includes a multiple element valved guidewire assembly having an occlusive balloon removably and sealingly connectible to an included manifold assembly where a guidewire tube defines a lumen... Agent: Hugh D Jaeger Hugh D Jaeger

20070060882 - Method and apparatus for treatment of thrombosed hemodialysis access grafts: A catheter includes a catheter body with a compliant balloon secured at a distal end of the catheter body. The balloon includes a proximal end and a distal end. At least one infusion aperture is positioned directly adjacent the proximal end of the balloon.... Agent: Welsh & Flaxman LLC

20070060883 - Intravascular therapeutic agent delivery: Intravascular devices and a method of delivering at least one therapeutic agent. The device includes an elongate element with proximal and distal portions and at least first and second lumens provided therein. The first lumen is adapted for delivering at least one therapeutic agent. The second lumen is adapted for... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department

20070060884 - Apparatus for insertion between a medical tube and a body tissue opening: An apparatus for insertion between a medical tube and a body tissue opening includes a balloon having inner and outer balloon surfaces separated circumferentially by top and bottom balloon surfaces. The top and bottom balloon surfaces are spaced apart along a longitudinal axis. The inner balloon surface defines a longitudinally... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.

20070060885 - Safety hypodermic syringe with retractable needle carrier: A safety hypodermic syringe with retractable needle carrier includes a barrel, a plunger, a needle carrier and a needle cap. Several engagement members are provided on the outside of the needle carrier, and several engagement members are provided on the inside of the plunger. The engagement members of the needle... Agent: Hdsl

20070060886 - Syringe: In a safety syringe in which a needle on a needle holder is withdrawn into the syringe barrel after use, the needle holder has resilient, proximally extending, fingers with radial projections which enter recesses formed in the interior wall of the barrel to lock the needle holder in place. Distally... Agent: Howson And Howson

20070060887 - Ophthalmic injector: An ophthalmic injector having a nose cone with a heating chamber, a heater assembly, and a needle that provide improved drug delivery.... Agent: Alcon

20070060888 - Methods and apparatus for assisted aspiration: An aspiration catheter comprises a catheter body having an aspiration lumen therethrough. The distal opening of the aspiration lumen can be modified in various ways or can have the addition of structure in order to disrupt sealing between the port and material being aspirated. Examples of modifications include slots, castellations,... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20070060890 - Catheter safety tube needle retraction system: A tube-based catheter and needle system providing spring retraction of a needle subsequent to patient access. A retraction spring is connected to the needle and maintained in an energized state prior to activation. Rotation of a tube portion relative to the needle causes a spring release and retraction of the... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.

20070060889 - Percutaneous endoscopic jejunostomy access needle: An access needle suitable for use in percutaneous endoscopic jejunostomy procedures. In one embodiment, the access needle includes a stylet assembly, a safety sheath assembly and a cannula assembly. The stylet assembly includes a stylet and a stylet hub. The stylet has a proximal end and a sharpened distal end,... Agent: Kriegsman & Kriegsman

20070060891 - Implant with a skin penetration section: An implant including an implant body configured for retention within a body comprising an implant section, a skin penetration section, and extracorporeal connector section, and a planar part surrounding and adjoining the skin penetration section in a sterile connection. The planar part is configured for adhering to skin tissue, and... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing

20070060892 - Piv dressing assembly: A PIV window dressing assembly with integral, built-in tubing anchors for the protection of a PIV catheter insertion site is disclosed that is interchangeably usable on both a right or left-hand side insertion site and that resists detachment from a patient's skin during use. The dressing assembly includes a fabric... Agent: Fildes & Outland, P.C. Suite 2

20070060893 - Retractable needle single use safety syringe: A safety syringe assembly includes an elongated, generally cylindrical barrel having a hollow interior forming a hollow nozzle located at a distal end of the barrel and opening into the interior of the barrel. A plunger is slidably mounted in the barrel and has a longitudinal open channel. A needle... Agent: Stephen G. Rudisill Jenkens & Gilchrist

20070060894 - Multiple chamber medication dispensing apparatus: A medication dispensing apparatus that can be actuated with a small force to deliver a precise dose. The apparatus includes a fluid container having an injection chamber and a storage chamber in fluid flow communication. A first plunger is movable to alter the volume of the injection chamber, and a... Agent: Eli Lilly & Company

20070060895 - Vascular closure methods and apparatuses: A vascular closure device comprised of a sheath-delivered expandable, umbrella-like device with structural radial members with terminal and non-terminal hooks that engage the vessel wall. Unlike other vascular closure umbrella-type devices that effect closure by opening of the umbrella to cover an opening, the present invention effects closure of the... Agent: V. Gerald Grafe, Esq.

20070060896 - Dual material plunger tip for use with a syringe: A plunger tip for being located on a distal end of a syringe plunger and for sliding sealed engagement with an interior surface of a syringe barrel includes a core constructed of a generally rigid material. The core has a first end for being secured to the plunger, a second... Agent: Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld L.L.P.

20070060897 - Disposable safety syringe for dispensing anesthetic: A safety syringe for dispensing anesthetic is provided. After a dispensing operation pulling a plunger rearward will retract a needle assembly into a syringe barrel until a projection on a surface of the plunger moves from a forward end of an L-shaped slot to a rear square opening by passing... Agent: Bruce H. Troxell

20070060898 - Enteral medical treatment assembly having a safeguard against erroneous connection with an intravascular treatment system: An enteral medical treatment assembly having an enteral supply tube and an enteral access device. The distal end of the enteral supply tube has a mating obstructer configured to obstruct mating of the enteral supply tube with an intravascular patient access port. The proximal end of the enteral patient access... Agent: Bell, Boyd & Lloyd LLC

20070060899 - Device for treating and promoting healing of damaged body tissue: A device for treating and promoting healing of damaged body tissue. The device comprises an encapsulating device disposed adjacent the damaged tissue for controlling the environmental conditions surrounding the tissue. A transfer device is disposed on the encapsulating device to allow at least one of a predetermined medium to communicate... Agent: James Ray & Associates

20070060900 - Ostomy device with deodorizing efficacy: A method of reducing odor from ostomy devices by using a hydrated dialkali monometal polycarboxylate 1:1 molar ratio of metal-to-complexing agent suspended in a carrier. As the ostomy device is filled with waste products, the hydrated dialkali monometal polycarboxylate 1:1 molar ratio of metal-to-complexing agent oxidizes the molecules of the... Agent: Lafkas Patent LLC

20070060901 - Disposable incontinence napkin for men: The disposable incontinence napkin for men is an elongated sanitary napkin having a liquid permeable top layer that faces the pubic area in use, a liquid impermeable bottom layer that faces the undergarment in use, and an absorbent middle layer disposed between the top and bottom layers for absorbing urine.... Agent: Litman Law Offices, Ltd

20070060902 - Connector for medical liquid-containing packages and medical liquid-containing packages: The invention relates to a connector for medical liquid-containing packages, in particular to infusion or transfusion bags comprising a connection element (1) provided with a channel-shaped opening (1c) in which a self-sealing membrane (8) is arranged. A breakable part (17) which is connected to the connection piece closes the channel-shaped... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.

20070060903 - Sealed medical storage: A medicine discharge stopper for a medical bag of a type where a multiple of medicines are mixed, aiming to positively exclude a possibility of generation of erroneous operation that administration is done without opening the mixing seal. The medical bag is formed from a soft film and has an... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20070060904 - Filling system and method for syringes with short needles: A filling system for syringes utilizing short needles to be filled from a vial having a thick septum is described. The system may be useful in any situation where the septum or vial stopper of a medication container is thicker than the usable length of the needle on the delivery... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp And ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20070060905 - Needle tether: A new type of tether that may be used in conjunction with a needle and a needle shield is disclosed. The tether is designed such that if a needle is retracted from a human patient, the tether will help to secure the tip of the needle within the needle shield.... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp And ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20070060906 - Method, reagent, and device for embolizing blood vessels in tumors with ultrasonic radiation micro-bubble reagent: A tracing or marking isotope micro-bubble reagent with targeting substance, the combination or mixture of ultrasonic micro-bubble imaging reagent with tracing or marking isotope. The tracing or marking isotope includes generally medical used isotopes. The micro-bubble reagent includes fluoro-carbon type, medical salt water type, semi lactose bubble liquid type, envelope... Agent: Kirton & Mcconkie

20070060907 - Regional cardiac tissue treatment: A method for treating an occlusion in a coronary artery of a patient includes percutaneously advancing an occlusion treatment tool (such as an angioplasty balloon or stent delivery device) through the vasculature of the patient and into a coronary artery to a site of the occlusion. Following the treatment of... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20070060908 - Thrombectomy catheter: Thrombectomy catheters are presented that have curved tip portions. A suction lumen extends from at or near the proximal end of the catheter to a suction port at or near the tip portion of the catheter. The curves of the thrombectomy catheter can be selected to place a suction port... Agent: Dardi & Associates, PLLC

20070060909 - Catheter with angled tip of reduced diameter: A catheter is disclosed comprising a first generally tubular body segment formed about a generally first longitudinally-extending axis and having an outer diameter of no more than approximately 5 fr; and a second generally tubular body segment formed about a second axis and having an outer diameter of no more... Agent: Seldon & Scillieri

20070060910 - Multiple lumen catheter and method of making same: The invention provides a catheter and method of making the same including an outer tubular member having a length, an outer surface, an inner surface and a lumen therethrough. The catheter also includes an inner tubular member having an outer surface, an inner surface and a lumen therethrough, at least... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.

20070060911 - Rapid exchange catheter: Thrombectomy catheters are presented that have curved tip portions. A suction lumen extends from at or near the proximal end of the catheter to a suction port at or near the tip portion of the catheter. The curves of the thrombectomy catheter can be selected to place a suction port... Agent: Dardi & Associates, PLLC

20070060912 - Infusion and/or withdrawal fitting for biomedical fluid circuits: An infusion and/or withdrawal fitting for biomedical fluid circuits is defined by a tubular conduit having a first end connectable to a biomedical fluid circuit, and a second end which is closed by a plug having a collar connected to the plug at a weakened portion; the conduit having a... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P. Patent Department

20070060913 - Extravasation minimization device: The devices and methods shown provide for the minimization of extravasation during arthroscopic surgery. The extravasation minimization device allows a surgeon to drain excess fluids from the soft tissue surrounding the surgical field while also providing a stable surgical portal for arthroscopic surgical instruments.... Agent: Crockett & Crockett

20070060914 - Drainage catheter: A catheter includes a tubular body, a ring member, and at least one elongate member. The tubular body has a distal region. The ring member encircles at least a portion of the circumference of the tubular member. The one elongate member has a proximal end and a distal end, the... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP

  
03/08/2007 > 22 patent applications in 21 patent subcategories. list of published pending patents

20070055195 - Hand held ultraviolet blood purifier: A hand held ultraviolet blood purifier system is disclosed, which has an outer housing having two battery operated ultraviolet light sources mounted thereto, with a removable syringe therebetween, the syringe having a blood repository and treatment chamber, a plunger and a hollow needle for withdrawing and returning blood.... Agent: Zachary T. Wobensmith, Iii

20070055196 - Implantable shunt system and method: An implantable shunt system 10 and method include a ventricle catheter 12 for insertion into the brain ventricle, a distal catheter 14 for insertion into a selected terminus in the patient, and a regulating valve 16 for controlling flow through the distal catheter. An implantable pump 24 delivers a liquid... Agent: Loren G. Helmreich Browning Bushman P.c.

20070055197 - Peritoneal catheter support garment: A looping support garment for use by peritoneal dialysis patients wherein said garment comfortably covers and secures a peritoneal catheter by an elastomeric means preferably fixed in cuff edges of the garment. The looping support garment and its embodiments are easy to sterilize, may be used in aqueous environments, and... Agent: John K. Buche

20070055198 - Blood volume controller during fluid removal: A blood volume control method has been developed including: monitoring a condition of a patient (such as hematocrit (Hct)), wherein the condition is indicative of blood volume in the patient; automatically determining that the condition indicates a low blood volume in the patient; automatically infusing an infusion solution into the... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, Pc

20070055199 - Drug delivery device for buccal and aural applications and other areas of the body difficult to access: A device for delivering a drug includes a delivery tube wherein the delivery tube has a pressure chamber therein and at least one nozzle at a distal end of the delivery tube and in fluid communication with the pressure chamber. A source of drug is adjacent the at least one... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20070055200 - Needle-free jet injection drug delivery device: A device for delivering a drug includes a housing; at least one nozzle at a portion of the housing; a source of drug in the housing; and an energy source for providing a pressure of up to about 2,000 psi for driving the drug through the at least one nozzle... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20070055201 - Systems and methods for providing cavities in interior body regions: Systems and methods for providing a cavity in an interior body region are described. In one described method, a frame comprising a plurality of frame members disposed adjacent an expansible body is inserted into a treatment area along a path established by a hollow member. The expansible body is expanded... Agent: Kilpatrick Stockton LLP - 55461

20070055202 - System for detecting air: A dual port syringe has an upper port for connection to a fluid reservoir and a lower port for delivery of the medical fluid under pressure to a patient. A first valve is connected between the fluid reservoir and the upper port, and second valve is connected between the lower... Agent: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

20070055203 - Needle stick protection device: A needle stick protection device includes a housing and a locking member positioned within the housing to permit the selective locking and releasing of the needle relative to the housing. The device further includes a self-locking member cooperating with an opening in the housing to permanently secure the tip of... Agent: Welsh & Flaxman Llc

20070055204 - Methods and apparatus for intraoperative administration of analgesia: A guide conduit (900) for delivering analgesia to a target site during a surgical procedure. The guide conduit defines a channel for directing a catheter (975) to an epidural target site cephalad a surgical opening for the injection of analgesia after the surgical opening is substantially closed. An angle (937)... Agent: Beusse Wolter Sanks Mora & Maire, P. A.

20070055205 - Protective dressing and methods of use thereof: A protective device having a substantially rigid casing for placement on a patient's skin, wherein the casing has a hollow interior facing the patient's skin and a lip. The casing can be spanned across its hollow interior by a membrane. The casing can have a first adhesive seal attached to... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP

20070055206 - Methods and devices for deployment of tissue anchors: Described here are devices, methods, and kits for deployment of tissue anchors. In some variations, the devices described here comprise a shaft defining a lumen for housing at least one anchor therein (the anchor having an eyelet) and a mechanism for deploying the anchor distally from the lumen, wherein the... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20070055207 - Garments: A multi-purpose garment has a material body with a first end, a second end, a first side edge, a second side edge, a first section of a closure attached to the second side edge and a second section of the closure attached to the second side edge. The first section... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20070055208 - Hand-held device enabling accurate dispensing of a drop of a liquid into the eye of a subject: A system for delivering a drop of liquid to an eye of a subject, wherein the instrument has a receiver to receive a liquid to be delivered to the eye of the subject, a transfer portion to receive the liquid from the receiver to advance a drop of the liquid... Agent: Alix Yale & Ristas LLP

20070055209 - Self contained wound dressing apparatus: The composite wound dressing apparatus promotes healing of a wound via the use of an external peristaltic vacuum pump. The external peristaltic pump applies a vacuum pressure to the wound to effectively draw wound fluid or exudate away from the wound bed. The external peristaltic pump is tethered to the... Agent: Carter, Deluca, Farrell & Schmidt, LLP

20070055210 - Sanitary napkin: A sanitary napkin has a top layer, an absorbent layer and a bottom layer with a sensor layer. The absorbent layer has a hollow portion covered with a silk-made cover layer and has multiple holes defined in the cover layer, wherein some silk cloth filled inside the hollow portion. By... Agent: Nikolai & Mersereau, P.a.

20070055211 - Absorbent article with low cold flow construction adhesive: Absorbent articles assembled using a low cold flow construction adhesive are described. The absorbent articles have an in bag compression opening force of less than about 0.75N. A method for making the absorbent articles is also described.... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Intellectual Property Division

20070055212 - Sanitary napkin having wing portions: An absorbent article includes an elongate absorbent body and a pair of left and right rear wing portions disposed at longitudinal opposite left and right sides of the absorbent body in a rear zone thereof. Each of the rear wing portions includes a liquid-retentive wing absorbent core. Furthermore, an absorbent... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20070055213 - Feminine hygiene product disposal system and method: A system for disposal of feminine hygiene products includes a dispenser with a dispensing opening and an inner cavity. A bag is disposed within the inner cavity, and sized to hold a feminine hygiene product. In one embodiment, the system also includes the feminine hygiene product. The bag may include... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20070055214 - Method for delivering drugs to tissue under microjet propulsion: A method for delivering a drug into tissue includes the steps of: providing a drug delivery device having at least one nozzle and a drug contained in a portion of the device; identifying a site for delivery of the drug in or on tissue; placing a portion of the device... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20070055215 - Percutaneous tissue excision devices and methods: A device for percutaneously excising tissue. In an embodiments the device comprises an outer tubular. In addition, the device comprises an inner tubular slidingly received within the outer tubular, wherein the inner tubular has a distal end including an upper member and a lower member. Further, the device includes an... Agent: Conley Rose, P.c.

20070055216 - Olfactory patch: An olfactory patch comprises a well 6 formed by a reservoir layer 2, the well sandwiched between a barrier layer 3 and a permeable layer 4. The permeable layer defines a pathway for olfactory fluid flow from the well 6 (B, FIG. 2). The flow of the olfactory may be... Agent: Dr. Asrar Rashid

  
03/01/2007 > 48 patent applications in 36 patent subcategories. list of published pending patents

20070049860 - Apparatus and method for using a surgical instrument with an expandable sponge: An apparatus and method for using a surgical instrument to quickly, safely and effectively clear tissue, procure dissection and contain bleeding during surgery. The instrument comprises an expandable sponge suitable for insertion into a body cavity. The sponge comprises a material having a first unexpanded state and a second expanded... Agent: Morgan & Finnegan, L.L.P.

20070049861 - Device and method for automated planning of an access path for a percutaneous, minimally invasive intervention: A device and a method are disclosed for automated planning of an access path for a percutaneous, minimally invasive intervention on an area of the body, in particular on the lungs. In the method, 3D image data of the body area are prepared, from which bones and elements endangered by... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20070049862 - Method and device for preventing or reducing proliferation or migration of epithelial cells at the inside of a lens-capsule bag of a human or animal eye: The invention relates to a device for preventing or reducing proliferation or migration of epithelial cells at the inside of a lens capsule bag of a human or animal eye. The device comprises means for generating pressure pulses in a liquid medium inside the lens capsule bag during which the... Agent: Reed Smith, LLP Attn: Patent Records Department

20070049863 - Devices and methods for interstitial injection of biologic agents into tissue: Apparatus and methods for injecting biological agents into tissue. Devices are provided having elongate shafts and distal injection heads for transversely driving needles into tissue and injecting medical agents into the tissue through the needles. A longitudinal force directed along the shaft can be translated to a needle driving force... Agent: James R. Keogh Medtronic, Inc.

20070049864 - Impulse chamber for jet delivery device: The invention provides a jet expelling assembly comprising a reservoir and an impulse chamber assembly. The impulse chamber assembly comprises a chamber portion defining a cavity having a general axis, a piston received in the cavity along the general axis and comprising a fluid inlet, thereby defining a variable-volume impulse... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Patent Department

20070049866 - Anti-arrhythmia devices and methods of use: An apparatus and method of use are disclosed for treating, preventing and terminating arrhythmias. In particular, the apparatus is implantable within or on various tissues and structures and is used to prevent or block conduction of aberrant impulses. A variety of methods of the present invention may be used to... Agent: Inskeep Intellectual Property Group, Inc

20070049865 - Retraction means for transcutaneous device: The invention provides a transcutaneous medical device (502, 250, 150, 600) comprising a lower surface adapted for application towards the skin of a subjet, attaching means (571, 272, 161) for securing the lower surface relative to the skin, and a transcutaneous device (530, 182, 213, 651) adapted to penetrate the... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Patent Department

20070049867 - System for treating chronic total occlusion caused by lower extremity arterial disease: The present invention relates to a catheter system useful in treating lower extremity arterial chronic total occlusion (CTO). More particularly, the catheter system includes a first catheter having a first lumen extending therethrough, and a second catheter having a second lumen extending therethrough. The second catheter includes an engaging mechanism,... Agent: Mccarter & English, LLP

20070049868 - Protective device for an injection needle: Protective devices for injection needles or infusion needles that include a needle holder at a proximal end of the needle, on whose shaft a protective element for the needle tip can be positioned and moved, are herein disclosed. The protective element is configured to block the needle tip following an... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20070049869 - Warming apparatus with heater produced by pcb: The disclosed invention relates to a heating apparatus having a PCB-type heater capable of allowing the temperature of Ringer's solution or blood which is introduced into a blood vessel, when transfusing a blood thereto, to be equal to that of the human body to thereby provide an accurate resistance value.... Agent: Park Law Firm

20070049870 - Infusion set for a fluid pump: A medical device for delivery of a fluid to a patient from a line terminating in a tubing needle. The medical device includes a cannula assembly for coupling the fluid into a cannula that is inserted into the patient. The cannula assembly has a first locking element disposed in a... Agent: Bromberg & Sunstein LLP

20070049871 - Plaster device for supporting a bended length of a tube: A plaster device serves for fixating a length of a medical tube in relation to a skin surface of an individual having said tube inserted into a body part via an opening. The plaster device is of the kind including an adhesive part having an upper side, an adherent lower... Agent: Winston & Strawn LLP Patent Department

20070049873 - Impulse chamber for jet delivery device: The invention relates to an impulse chamber which can be used for expelling an amount of a fluid compound at a high pressure. The impulse chamber comprises a variable-volume impulse chamber adapted for containing a volume of a flowable drug, an outlet nozzle in fluid communication with the impulse chamber... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Patent Department

20070049872 - Syringe clip: A clip having a compression surface and a clamping mechanism to compress an outer surface of a syringe barrel around a sealing portion. The clamping mechanism can comprise a rigid c-shape body, a flexible body that latches to clamp, or a flexible strap. The clip can alternatively clamp on to... Agent: The Law Office Of John A. Griecci

20070049874 - Infusion device: The disclosures made herein relate to an infusion device specifically adapted for syringe injections. In one embodiment of the disclosures made herein, an infusion device comprises a body including an accessible surface having a single inlet port therein, an engagement surface having a single outlet port therein, a medication delivery... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.

20070049875 - Infusion device: The disclosures made herein relate to an infusion device specifically adapted for syringe injections. In one embodiment of the disclosures made herein, an infusion device comprises a body including an accessible surface having a single inlet port therein, an engagement surface having a single outlet port therein, a medication delivery... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.

20070049876 - Infusion device: The disclosures made herein relate to an infusion device specifically adapted for syringe injections. In one embodiment of the disclosures made herein, an infusion device comprises a body including an accessible surface having a single inlet port therein, an engagement surface having a single outlet port therein, a medication delivery... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.

20070049877 - Infusion device: The disclosures made herein relate to an infusion device specifically adapted for syringe injections. In one embodiment of the disclosures made herein, an infusion device comprises a body including an accessible surface having a single inlet port therein, an engagement surface having a single outlet port therein, a medication delivery... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.

20070049878 - Bowel management system: A bowel management system includes a waste collection catheter having at least two distinct sections. The first section is patient proximal when disposed in the patient's rectum and has durometer hardness in the range of about 50A to about 90A. The second catheter section is connected to the first section... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

20070049879 - Vesicovaginal incontinence device and method of use: A vesicovaginal incontinence device having a flexible rubber hemispherical funnel with an inlet port and an outlet port. A first end of a rubber drainage tube is contiguous with the outlet port. The second end of the rubber drainage tube is removably connected to a fluid reservoir. A clamping means... Agent: John C. Cave Gunn & Lee, P.C.

20070049880 - Filter assembly for an ostomy device: A filter assembly for an ostomy pouch includes a composite microporous membrane, a filter and a connecting film for connecting the membrane to the ostomy pouch... Agent: Bristol-myers Squibb Company

20070049884 - Absorbent article for interactive toilet training: In a method of a caregiver interactively toilet training a wearer of a disposable absorbent article, in response to liquid insult of the article a tactile signal is perceptible from within the article, a corresponding similar tactile signal is perceptible from an exterior of the article, and an active graphic... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc.

20070049882 - Method of detecting the presence of an insult in an absorbent article: A method of detecting the presence of an insult within an absorbent article is disclosed. An electrical property is monitored and the electrical property is compared to a wet/dry threshold value to determine either a wet characteristic or a dry characteristic of the article. If a dry characteristic, then a... Agent: Senniger Powers

20070049881 - Method of detecting the presence of an insult in an absorbent article and device for detecting the same: A method of detecting the presence of an insult in an absorbent article. An electrical property of the article is measured and either a proportional difference or a rate of change of the electrical property is determined. The proportional difference or the rate of change is compared to a difference... Agent: Senniger Powers

20070049883 - Method of detecting the presence of insults in an absorbent article: A method of determining the presence of an insult in an absorbent article is disclosed. The amount of time that elapses between the activation of an alarm and the determination of the presence of a subsequent insult is determined. This elapsed time is compared to a time threshold value and... Agent: Senniger Powers

20070049885 - Potty training device: A potty training method and device comprising a training pant, a timing device having an alarm mechanism, and a compartment for holding said timing device; the alarm mechanism capable of being set to correspond to the drinking capacity of a child.... Agent: Leander F. Aulisio

20070049886 - Absorbent web with improved integrity and methods for making the same: An absorbent web having an adhesive applied to at least one surface of the web in a manner such that the adhesive penetrates at least a portion of the thickness of the web is generally disclosed. The adhesive can bond the fibers, and other material, of the absorbent web to... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.

20070049887 - Absorbent article comprising condensed tannin: An absorbent article comprising a condensed tannin. The condensed tannin is extracted from a plant family which is selected from the group consisting of Ebenacea, Mimosoideae, Apiaceae, Pinaceae, Rosaceae, Fagaceae, and mixtures thereof.... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Intellectual Property Division

20070049888 - Absorbent core comprising a multi-microlayer film: An absorbent core comprises a multi-microlayer film having a plurality of coextruded microlayers that can perform the multiple functions of acquisition, retention and distribution of fluids. The multi-microlayer films may be formed in a coextrusion process. Each microlayer is manufactured from either a high-recovery polymer or a low-recovery polymer and... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc.

20070049889 - Printed absorbent articles: A disposable absorbent article including a topsheet, a backsheet and an absorbent core located between the topsheet and the backsheet. Further wherein the backsheet includes a bond pattern which defines a first bond region having a first bond pattern and a first bond perimeter and a second bond region having... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc.

20070049895 - Disposable garment with biaxially stretchable inner layer: A disposable absorbent garment having an inner layer with a first end panel, a second end panel, and a pair of side panels formed separate from the first and second end panels. The first and second end panels are stretchable in at least the lateral direction of the garment. The... Agent: Senniger Powers

20070049890 - Combination of refastenable and releasable bonds: A refastenable, pant-like garment, including a chassis including a first waist region and a second waist region, together defining a waist opening and first and second leg openings. The garment also includes a first refastenable seam joining a first distal portion of the first waist region to a first distal... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc.

20070049891 - Individual, expandable wrapper for a hygiene product: An article (20) has a longitudinal length (22), an article width (24) and an article thickness (26). The article (20) comprises a fresh personal care product (28) in a substantially unsoiled condition, and a pouch (30) having a pouch volume which operatively encloses the fresh product (28). The pouch (30)... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc.

20070049892 - Absorbent article with core wrap: An absorbent article includes an outercover, a bodyside liner, and an absorbent assembly positioned between the outercover and the bodyside liner. The absorbent assembly includes an absorbent core at least partially enveloped by at least one nonwoven core wrap. The absorbent assembly has a rear extension region length of at... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc.

20070049893 - Intravaginal device with fluid transport plates: An intravaginal device has a fluid storage element and at least one fluid transport element in fluid communication with the fluid storage element. The at least one fluid transport element has a first plate and a second plate coupled to the first plate. The second plate is capable of separating... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20070049894 - Stretch activated article for delivering various compositions or functional elements: A stretch activated disposable article, such as a wipe or mitt, includes an upper material layer, and a lower material layer joined to the upper material layer such that a space is defined between the material layers. A functional element, for example a fluid composition, is stored in the space... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.

20070049896 - Absorbent article: An absorbent article is disclosed. The article comprises a first portion having at least two target strips located on opposite ends of the first portion, at least one visual sizing indicator positioned on the first portion of the article between the at least two target strips, a middle portion contoured... Agent: Janet M. Garetto Jenkens & Gilchrist

20070049897 - Disposable pull-on garment having frangible belt: A simple disposable absorbent article, which can be a pull-on garment, includes a chassis and an absorbent assembly. A belt is fastenable to the chassis, and both the belt and the chassis can be independently extensible or substantially inextensible. The belt can be fastened to the chassis at opposing ends,... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Intellectual Property Division

20070049898 - Surgical cassette with multi area fluid chamber: A surgical cassette having an aspiration chamber or infusion chamber with a sensing portion and a storage portion. The sensing portion has a small transverse cross sectional area and facilitates accurate fluid level measurements. The storage portion has a larger transverse cross sectional area to facilitate fluid storage.... Agent: Alcon

20070049899 - Catheter with flexible tip and shape retention: An improved apparatus and method to catheterize passages is disclosed. The present invention provides a catheter having a soft flexible pre-formed distal tip, that when used in combination with commercially available guidewires of variable stiffness, results in the ability to control the direction and angle of wire advancement allowing cannulation... Agent: Dicke, Billig & Czaja, P.l.l.c.

20070049900 - Rapid exchange dilation catheter for non-vascular applications: A flexible catheter for insertion into a body lumen, comprises a guide wire lumen extending from a distal port at a distal end of the catheter to a proximal port separated from a proximal end of the catheter and a stiffening member extending from the proximal port to a proximal... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP

20070049901 - Method of treating acne with stratum corneum piercing device: The invention features a method of treating acne by piercing the stratum corneum of skin in need of such treatment with a stratum corneum-piercing device that contains at east one stratum corneum-piercing microprotrusion and a compressible cover such that the compressible cover substantially encases the at least one stratum corneum-piercing... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20070049902 - Medical device: A medical device including a shaft having an elongated inner member and an elongated tubular reinforcing member disposed over at least a portion of the inner member. In some embodiments, at least a portion of the outer surface of the inner member is spaced from the inner surface of the... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20070049903 - Catheter with composite stiffener: A catheter comprising an elongate tubular member having a proximal end, a distal end, and a passageway defining a lumen extending between the proximal and distal ends. The elongate tubular member comprises a relatively stiff proximal section and a relatively flexible distal section. The proximal section includes an inner tubular... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20070049904 - Drain with occlusion removing structure: A drainage device comprising a) a drain comprising a proximal end, a distal end and a central lumen; and b) an occlusion removing structure within the central lumen of the drain comprising a proximal end and a distal end; where the proximal end of the drain comprises an adaptor; where... Agent: Sheldon Mak Rose & Anderson PC

20070049905 - Drainage catheter: A catheter includes a tubular body, a ring member, and at least one elongate member. The tubular body has a distal region. The ring member encircles at least a portion of the circumference of the tubular member. The one elongate member has a proximal end and a distal end, the... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP

20070049906 - Drainage catheter: A catheter includes a tubular body, a ring member, and at least one elongate member. The tubular body has a distal region. The ring member encircles at least a portion of the circumference of the tubular member. The one elongate member has a proximal end and a distal end, the... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP

20070049907 - Drainage catheter with extended inflation lumen: A Foley catheter with a retention balloon includes an elongated inflation tube so that the inflation port used to inflate and deflate the balloon may be maneuvered away from the drainage port of the Foley catheter. If the Foley catheter was placed using a urethral access sheath, the elongated inflation... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

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