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Surgery April patents by class relation 04/07Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 04/26/2007 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patents by class relation
20070093739 - Selective adsorption devices and systems: Intravenous, or indwelling, or integratedmulti-functional devices and systems reduce levels of a targeted compound in blood by selective adsorption. The devices and systems can be used, e.g., to reduce levels of pro-inflammatory or anti-inflammatory stimulators or mediators in blood by selective adsorption. The devices and systems are useful in situations... Agent: Ryan Kromholz & Manion, S.c.
20070093740 - Fluid shunting apparatus and methods: An implantable fluid shunting apparatus having a tube and a shunt tip attached to the tube end, that tapers towards the end of the shunt tip, a tip lumen extending through the shunt tip in fluid communication with the tube lumen, wherein the tip lumen has a closed end, and... Agent: James D. Petruzzi
20070093741 - Adjustable hydrocephalus valve: Hydrocephalus valves, the valve pressure of which, when the patient is in the standing position, is determined at least partly by the weight of an additional gravitation part, are provided with an adjustable spring which partly or fully neutralizes the action of the weight. The abstract of the disclosure is... Agent: Nils H. Ljungman & Associates
20070093742 - Intraocular iontophoretic device and associated methods: The present invention includes methods and devices for delivering an active agent into the eye of a subject. One such device may include an anode assembly having an anode housing and an anode configured to electrically couple to a power source, the anode assembly being configured to contact and remain... Agent: Thorpe North & Western, LLP.
20070093743 - Iontophoresis drug delivery device providing acceptable depth and duration of dermal anesthesia: An electrically assisted transdermal drug delivery system for highly effective electrotransport of an anesthetic and a vasoconstrictor producing clinically acceptable depth and duration of dermal anesthesia at a treatment site. In certain embodiments, the anesthetic comprises lidocaine and the vasoconstrictor comprises epinephrine.... Agent: Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP
20070093745 - Medical assembly with transducer for local delivery of a therapeutic substance and method of using same: A medical Assembly is used to delivery a therapeutic substance to a treatment area. The medical assembly comprises a catheter having a distal end and a proximal end, a transducer supported by at least a portion of the distal end of the catheter assembly, and a delivery lumen mounted on... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP
20070093744 - Permanent thrombus filtering stent: A permanent thrombus and plaque filtering stent blocks and/or filters potential emboli in patients undergoing intravascular treatment and/or stent implantation. The stent has a plurality of movable magnetic or ultrasonic agitating elements attached thereto, which when remotely activated move, vibrate or rotate to break up the thrombus, plaque or tissue... Agent: Nixon Peabody, LLP
20070093746 - Focused dosimetry device and methods associated therewith: A device 560, for administering multiple single doses of a medicated cream, includes a cartridge 562 having a barrel 564 for containing the cream, a plunger 608 for moving the cream from within the cartridge, and a stem 610 for moving the plunger within the cartridge. A carrier 612 is... Agent: J. Bruce Hoofnagle
20070093747 - Multiple dosage injection delivery apparatus: An inoculation system is disclosed in which a bird or other small animal is positioned over the inclined cover of a vaccination case being pressed against a sensor located in a plate mounted on the surface of the cover in order to activate the vaccination process. Once activated, an injection... Agent: J. Charles Dougherty
20070093748 - Methods and systems for treating injured cardiac tissue: Methods and systems are disclosed for treating injury to cardiac tissue by delivering a composition which provides structural support to the cardiac tissue. The composition helps to prevent chamber remodeling by providing structural reinforcement of the tissue or structural reinforcement of the tissue combined with biological therapy. The structurally reinforcing... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department
20070093749 - Device for interrupting a bloodstream flowing through a cavity in an extracorporeal blood circulation circuit: The present invention relates to a device for interrupting a bloodstream flowing through a cavity, whereby the device displays a pipe-shaped cavity and a dilatable component with an aperture positioned in the cavity. Via the aperture, the at least one dilatable component is confluent with a fluid connection, whereby the... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20070093751 - Drive device for a piston in a container containing a liquid product: A drive device for a piston in a container containing a liquid comprises a first segment positioned between a second segment and an outlet of the container. The first and second segments each have a first shape in which the respective segment is clamped between lateral walls of the container... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP
20070093752 - Infusion pumps with a position detector: 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
20070093750 - Insulin pump: The present relates to an automatic insulin pump, which allows the rotary shaft only to rotate piston advancing means to remove vertical load applied to a rotary shaft, thereby improving durability thereof. The insulin pump includes: an injector having a syringe for containing insulin therein, and a piston inserted into... Agent: Dilworth & Barrese
20070093753 - Malfunction detection via pressure pulsation: Systems and methods of detecting occlusions and fluid-loss conditions (e.g., disconnects and/or leakages) in an infusion pump are discussed. For example, electrokinetic infusion pumps may develop an occlusion in the fluid flow path, which can disrupt control of fluid dispersed from the pump. As well, an infusion set disconnect can... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP
20070093755 - Cannula handle and storage system: A cannula, handle and suction device to provide for the withdrawal of fluids from a body. A handle shaft has a receptacle connects to a cannula tapered bore leading to an end of a cannula shaft. The receptacle has a post that is conformingly received by the tapered bore such... Agent: The Law Office Of John A. Griecci
20070093754 - Invisible needle: The inserter comprises a housing (1), a carrier body (2) carrying an infusion part (8), a needle hub (3), a first moving unit (4) bringing the carrier body (2) to a forward position and a second moving unit (5) bringing the carrier body (2) to a retracted position. The inserter... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20070093756 - 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.
20070093757 - 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.
20070093758 - Protective sheath for winged needle with keyhole for releasably retaining tubing and packaging incorporating same: A protective sheath for a winged needle has a hilt with a keyhole for releasably receiving a length of tubing. Methods of the invention include forming a U-shaped bend in the tubing and inserting it into the keyhole prior to packaging.... Agent: Thomas M. Galgano, Esq. Galgano & Associates, PLLC
20070093759 - High viscosity material delivery system: A delivery system for high viscosity material includes a cannula having an axis, an opening at a first end thereof, and an opening at a second end thereof. A dispenser includes a body member having a reservoir, a first opening at a first end thereof in fluid communication with the... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.
20070093760 - Syringe with wound dressing material: Disclosed is a syringe including a wound dressing for arresting bleeding and/or providing a barrier against microorganisms at a needle insertion point on the skin of a patient. The wound dressing is releasably integrated with the syringe. In some embodiments, the syringe includes a bandage disposed on the posterior end... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC
20070093761 - Drive mechanisms suitable for use in drug delivery devices: A drive mechanism suitable for use in drug delivery devices is disclosed. The drive mechanism may be used with injector-type drug delivery devices, such as those permitting a user to set the delivery dose. The drive mechanism may include a housing, a dose dial sleeve, and a drive sleeve. A... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20070093762 - Closure for tubular access port: A closure for a tubular access port in a medical fluid flow line or other container comprises a removable cap for enclosing and sealing the tubular access port. The cap has a closed end wall. The end wall carries an extending poker to facilitate the pushing of an antiseptic-carrying material... Agent: Seyfarth Shaw LLP Suite 4200
20070093763 - Needle-based medical device including needle guide and method for constructing: A needle-based medical device including a needle guide and a method for constructing the same are disclosed. The needle-based medical device includes a tube having a first lumen; a needle guide which is dimensioned to be inserted into the lumen of the tube, and a needle. The needle is inserted... Agent: Hoffman Warnick & D'alessandro, LLC
20070093764 - Infusion device for administering fluids to a patient: A fluid infusion device includes multiple angular oriented fluid inlet ports connected to a manifold via one way valves, and a further port allowing fluid flow to or from the manifold. Each of the inlet ports may have a Luer fitting and a self-sealing swabable valve adapted for receiving a... Agent: Michael E. Martin Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
20070093765 - Delivery device, delivery container, and eye dropper provided with the same: The present invention has an object to provide a delivery device that is capable of preventing a content liquid from flowing back and achieving aseptic delivery of liquid drop (dripping), and provide a delivery container, and an eye dropper that can eliminate or reduce the use of an antiseptic agent... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20070093767 - Absorbent article having improved absorption and retention capacity for proteinaceous or serous body fluids: The present invention relates to absorbent articles for the absorption of proteinaceous or serous body fluids, particularly menses. The absorbent article has a better handling towards such fluids, both in terms of retention capacity and absorption rate, by comprising a selected polyacrylate based material.... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Intellectual Property Division
20070093766 - Absorbing material and absorptive article using the same: An absorbent comprising a water-absorbent resin and a hydrophilic fiber, characterized in that the above-mentioned water-absorbent resin has a water absorption (a) of physiological saline of 60 to 100 g/g and a water-retaining capacity (b) of physiological saline of 45 to 80 g/g, and that the water absorption (a) of... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20070093768 - Absorbent article comprising auxetic materials: An absorbent article where at least one of the components assembled to form the absorbent article exhibits an auxetic response to an applied stress is disclosed. The auxetic material or a component made from the auxetic material may have a Poisson's Ratio between about −0.01 and −1.0.... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Intellectual Property Division
20070093769 - Fastening system having multiple engagement orientations: A fastening system has a first fastening member and a second fastening member. The first member has a retaining element and a substrate element. The retaining element includes a proximal edge and a distal edge and is attached to the substrate element along a line of attachment. The second fastening... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Intellectual Property Division
20070093770 - Sanitary article including ink used to increase the hydrophobicity of an area of the article: Sanitary articles such as sanitary napkins including several layers, wherein an ink is applied on at least one of the layers. The ink application area is situated at least partially above the core and extends outwardly across at least a portion of the periphery of the core, but does not... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Intellectual Property Division
20070093773 - Absorbent article: The present invention provides an absorbent article having superior surface characteristics and improved absorbing ability. The absorbent article of the present invention includes a liquid permeable top sheet 10 disposed at a skin-side, a liquid impermeable back sheet 20 disposed at a garment side, and an absorbent body interposed between... Agent: Butzel Long
20070093771 - Absorbent articles with comfortable elasticated laminates: An absorbent article that includes a component with an elastic laminate portion, which provides y-direction elongation. The elastic laminate portion is a support sheet and an elastic material, together forming a laminate portion of the component. The elastic laminate portion has zones, each with a different degree of maximum elongation.... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Intellectual Property Division
20070093772 - Disposable diaper: A disposable diaper comprising a fluid-permeable topsheet, a fluid-impermeable backsheet and a fluid-retentive absorbent core interposed between the topsheet and the backsheet, the disposable diaper being formed in a substantially vertically elongated configuration and having a stomach side, a back side and a crotch region positioned between the stomach side... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20070093774 - Extracorporeal blood processing methods with multiple alarm levels: This invention provides a method for controlling a fluid separation system, preferably a blood apheresis system having a leukocyte reduction chamber. The method utilizes at least a two-level alarm system. A first-level alarm condition is triggered in response to a pressure drop in the system to less than or equal... Agent: Gambro, Inc Patent Department
20070093775 - Connector for enteral fluid delivery set: A connector for use in connecting a container of liquid nutrients to an enteral feeding tube to supply the liquid nutrients to a patient includes an integrally formed spike projecting into a cavity defined by an interior surface of a body of the connector. An air passage in communication with... Agent: Tyco Healthcare - Edward S. Jarmolowicz
20070093776 - Methods, systems, and apparatus for a fill port for a flexible container: Methods, systems, and apparatus for a fill port for a flexible container such as a flexible self supporting dewatering structure. An apparatus in accordance with an embodiment of the invention can be a fill port for a flexible container such as a flexible self supporting dewatering structure, wherein the flexible... Agent: John S. Pratt, Esq Kilpatrick Stockton, LLP
20070093778 - One piece low drag septum: A one-piece low drag septum is provided for preventing escape of fluid from an introducer needle during removal of such a needle from a catheter and introducer needle assembly. The septum generally includes a distal portion, a proximal portion, a cavity portion, and a longitudinal axis. The distal portion acts... Agent: Madson & Austin Gateway Tower West
20070093777 - Water therapy apparatus for large intestine: A water therapy apparatus for large intestine has a rib mounted under a rear rim of a toilet seat and a controller mounted on an outer wall of a toilet bowl. The rib has a guide tube to connect to a nozzle, which is inserted into the large intestine of... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP
20070093779 - Endovascular devices and methods: Devices and methods for the treatment of chronic total occlusions are provided. One disclosed embodiment comprises a method of facilitating treatment via a vascular wall defining a vascular lumen containing an occlusion therein. The method includes providing an intravascular device having a distal portion with a side port, inserting the... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20070093782 - Endovascular devices and methods: Devices and methods for the treatment of chronic total occlusions are provided. One disclosed embodiment comprises a method of facilitating treatment via a vascular wall defining a vascular lumen containing an occlusion therein. The method includes providing an intravascular device having a distal portion, inserting the device into the vascular... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20070093783 - Endovascular devices and methods: Devices and methods for the treatment of chronic total occlusions are provided. One disclosed embodiment comprises a method of facilitating treatment via a vascular wall defining a vascular lumen containing an occlusion therein. The method includes providing an intravascular device having a distal portion with a lumen extending therein; inserting... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20070093780 - Endovascular devices and methods for exploiting intramural space: Devices and methods for the treatment of chronic total occlusions are provided. One disclosed embodiment comprises a method of facilitating treatment via a vascular wall defining a vascular lumen containing an occlusion therein. The method includes providing a first intravascular device having a distal portion with a concave side, inserting... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20070093781 - Endovascular devices and methods for exploiting intramural space: Devices and methods for the treatment of chronic total occlusions are provided. One disclosed embodiment comprises a method of facilitating treatment via a vascular wall defining a vascular lumen containing an occlusion therein. The method includes inserting an intramural crossing device into the vascular lumen, positioning at least the distal... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20070093784 - Anesthesia equipment lift system: An anesthesia equipment lift which couples to a table to provide an anesthesia equipment mount surface coupled to a lift element which travels from a first location to a second location to position mounted inhalation anesthesia equipment proximate to a patient located on the table surface to perform inhalation anesthesia.... Agent: Cr Miles, P.C. Craig R. Miles
20070093785 - Catheter incorporating a guidewire exit ramp: Guidewire exit ramp members that may be placed over a tubular member having a guidewire lumen, which longitudinally extending and laterally accessible, and methods of use. The guidewire exit ramp member can be placed to force a guidewire loaded through the lumen in a first direction to be forced out... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC
20070093789 - Iontophoresis apparatus and method for delivery of angiogenic factors to enhance healing of injured tissue: An iontophoresis device includes an active electrode assembly including an active electrode element and at least one active agent reservoir. Active agents include one or more angiogenic growth factors suitable to promote or enhance healing or repair of injured or damaged tissue.... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC
20070093787 - Iontophoresis device to deliver multiple active agents to biological interfaces: An iontophoresis device includes active and counter electrode assemblies. The active electrode assembly includes an active electrode element and at least two laterally spaced active agent reservoirs. The active electrode assembly may also include an outermost ion selective membrane caching an active agent and a further active agent carried by... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC
20070093788 - Iontophoresis method and apparatus for systemic delivery of active agents: A method and an iontophoretic device are provided for delivery of one or more active agents via a circulatory system of a subject to a site of pain in the subject. In certain aspects, systemic delivery of active agents may alleviate pain at a site in a subject. Active agents... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC
20070093786 - Watch controller for a medical device: An infusion system that includes a watch controller device and a communication system to transmit the communications from the watch 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... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP04/19/2007 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patents by class relation
20070088242 - Ocular pressure regulation: This invention comprises a flexible ocular device for implantation into the eye formed of a biocompatible elastomeric material, foldable to a diameter of 1.5 mm or less, comprising a fluid drainage tube having at one end a foldable plate adapted to located the device on the inner surface of the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20070088243 - Iontophoretic device and method of delivery of active agents to biological interface: An iontophoresis device includes: an active electrode element operable to provide an electrical potential; an inner active agent reservoir comprising: a first compartment having a diluent; a second compartment having an active agent; and a polymer complex layer disposed between the first compartment and the second compartment, the polymer complex... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC
20070088244 - Bio-interventional therapeutic treatments for cardiovascular diseases: Catheter-based systems are disclosed for geometrically and temporally controlled deliveries of fluid agents to the heart. Each system includes an elongate catheter shaft, a helical, linear or curved tissue penetration element at the distal end of the shaft, and a handle at the proximal end of the shaft for manipulating... Agent: Frederick W. Niebuhr, Esq. Haugen Law Firm Pllp
20070088247 - Apparatus and method for thermal ablation of uterine fibroids: The present invention relates to apparatus and methods for thermally ablating uterine fibroids. More particularly, the present invention relates to a conduit having a plurality of channels for delivering a plurality of thermal ablation probes to an organic target such as a uterine fibroid, the probes being delivered in such... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan Prtsi, Inc.
20070088246 - Medical assembly with transducer for local delivery of a therapeutic substance and method of using same: A medical Assembly is used to delivery a therapeutic substance to a treatment area. The medical assembly comprises a catheter having a distal end and a proximal end, a transducer supported by at least a portion of the distal end of the catheter assembly, and a delivery lumen mounted on... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP
20070088245 - Removable applicator nozzle for ultrasound wound therapy device: A removable applicator nozzle for use in treating a wound is provided. The removable applicator nozzle includes a nozzle, a valve and a cup. The nozzle includes a proximal portion, a distal opening and a valve interface. The proximal portion of the nozzle is engagable with a portion of a... Agent: Fish & NeaveIPGroup Ropes & Gray LLP
20070088248 - Devices for transcutaneous delivery of vaccines and transdermal delivery of drugs and uses thereof: The invention provides devices for the disruption of one or more layers of skin and methods of their use to administer therapeutic agents, e.g., antigens or drugs. The devices are designed to disrupt a defined area of skin. The defined area can approximate the area that a patch or other... Agent: Clark & Elbing LLP
20070088249 - Modular patient care system with interchangeable modules: A modular patient care system having a central management unit module and one or more detachable functional units is described. Using unique mechanical and electrical features, the modular patient care system is capable of flexibly, bilaterally, and safely providing electrical power from the central management unit to the attached functional... Agent: Fulwider Patton LLP
20070088250 - Breastshield with multi-pressure and expansible chamber construction, related breastpump and method: Inner and outer shield parts of a breastshield are joined to form an enclosure defining a pressurizable chamber. The inner shield part has at least a portion thereof movable relative to the outer shield part when the chamber is subject to a negative or a positive pressure. A first pressure... Agent: Michael H. Baniak Baniak Pine & Gannon
20070088251 - Oral medicine dispenser: An oral medicine dispenser for administering liquid medicine to a child includes: a cup having a cap and nozzle with a medicine compartment located therein. When a child sucks the nozzle, the medicine flows from the medicine container into the nozzle. The nozzle has two separate chambers. One chamber of... Agent: Charles Saron Knobloch
20070088252 - Apparatus and method for mixing and transferring medications: An apparatus and method for transferring a chosen quantity of medication from a vial to an intravenous infuser container under sterile conditions is described. The present invention further facilitates dissolving solid medications contained in the vial or diluting concentrated medications contained in the vial, and transferring the resulting solutions to... Agent: Cochran Freund & Young LLC
20070088253 - Cannula with extendable distal tip: A vent cannula includes a tubular base having a primary longitudinal passage therein with a primary distal tip for insertion into a body vessel. The base has a tubular junction interconnected and extending at an acute angle having a secondary passage therein communicating with the primary passage. A flexible tube... Agent: Roger C. Turner
20070088254 - Flexible metallic cannula infusion set: A cannula housing assembly for an infusion set is disclosed. The cannula housing assembly includes a cannula housing and a cannula extending distally from the cannula housing. The cannula may be constructed from a shape memory alloy or a superelastic alloy. A method of inserting a cannula constructed from a... Agent: Ratnerprestia
20070088255 - Method of treating vascular disease at a bifurcated vessel using a coated balloon: Disclosed is a method for delivery of at least one therapeutic agent from an angioplasty balloon for treating vascular disease at a bifurcated vessel. The invention also relates to the method of loading the beneficial agents onto the balloon and the device, as well as the method of delivery of... Agent: Robert Deberardine Abbott Laboratories
20070088256 - Adjustable double balloon catheter with a through lumen for stone management: A method for removing an object from a body lumen includes dispensing fluid into the body lumen, and causing the dispensed fluid to propel the object along the body lumen. A device for removing an object from a body lumen includes a fluid dispenser for dispensing fluid into the body... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20070088257 - Rapid exchange catheter with hypotube and short exchange length: A rapid exchange balloon catheter includes a short rapid exchange portion which reduces friction between the guidewire and the catheter. The catheter shaft includes one or more sections of hypotubing and overjacketing of diminishing distal flexibility by, e.g., forming cuts in the hypotubing and/or varying the jacketing material and/or thickness.... Agent: Cindy A. Lynch Conor Medsystems, Inc.
20070088259 - Medical catheter assembly and method of using the same: A medical catheter assembly and method of using the same. In one embodiment, the assembly comprises a gastrostomy feeding tube having a proximal end, a distal end and a longitudinal bore, the distal end being shaped to include an internal bolster, the internal bolster having an anchoring state and a... Agent: Kriegsman & Kriegsman
20070088258 - Trocar anchor: Apparatus and methods for providing access to a body cavity without substantial loss of inflation gas therein. The apparatus includes an access assembly that has a tubular member having a proximal end, a distal end, an elastic portion interposed the proximal end and the distal end, and a lumen therethrough.... Agent: United States Surgical, A Division Of Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20070088261 - Hypodermic needle safety cap apparatus: p
20070088262 - Manually retracted safety needle with rigid wing structure: A manually retracted safety needle device is provided having a rigid wing structure to stabilize the safety needle against the body of a patient. The safety needle device includes an elongate housing having a hub movably mounted therein. A tissue penetrating needle extends distally from the hub and a fluid... Agent: Carter, Deluca, Farrell & Schmidt, LLP
20070088260 - Syringe with safety cap: A syringe includes a barrel with a plunger movably inserted therein and a needle set is connected to a neck extending from an end of the barrel and includes a needle. A cone-shaped member extends radially outward from the needle. A cap has an insertion end for receiving the needle... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20070088263 - Intravenous fluid warming device: A device for warming fluids being administered intravenously to a patient. The heating assembly comprising a warming pouch is wrapped and secured around a tube through which fluid is intravenously provided to the patient.... Agent: Crockett & Crockett
20070088264 - Device for introducing an active ingredient into the skin: A device for introducing an active ingredient into the skin. The device has at least two rollers mounted so that they are rotatable around their longitudinal axis, from whose outer peripheral surface multiple needles project radially outward. In order to make application of the device over a large area easier,... Agent: Roberts, Mlotkowski & Hobbes
20070088265 - Adapter and pump interface for measuring pressure on an infusion pump: An adapter and a pump interface for measuring a pressure associated with an infusion pump including a fluid channel by means of which adapter and pump interface occlusions and/or leaks are rapidly detectable, wherein the adapter includes an insert including a surface which contacts the fluid channel and is movable... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department
20070088266 - Liquid transfer apparatus and control method therefor: A residual liquid quantity in a syringe is reduced to the minimum. There are detected with high precision malfunctions due to chokes in pipes and incomplete switchings of an electromagnetic valve and a broken valve without a contamination problem produced. When a syringe pump is powered on, a motor is... Agent: Alfred A. Stadnicki Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20070088267 - Drug delivery device and method: A drug delivery device (10) includes a pressurized reservoir (14) in communication with a flow path to an outlet (12). The flow path includes two normally-closed valves (16, 18) and a flow restriction (18). A pressure measurement arrangement (22) measures a differential fluid pressure between two points (24, 26) along... Agent: Mark M Friedman C/o Polkinghorn
20070088268 - Devices systems and methods for medicament delivery: Certain exemplary embodiments comprise an apparatus, comprising: a compressed gas container; a plurality of vials adapted to store a liquid medicament, each vial defining a longitudinal axis, the longitudinal axes of the plurality of vials parallel and non-co-axial, the plurality of vials fluidly coupleable to an actuating portion of a... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group
20070088269 - Medical pump with lockout system: A pumping apparatus for administering fluids to a patient. The pump apparatus includes a pump, a controller, and a user interface operatively connected to the controller having a plurality of push buttons for providing inputs to the controller when the push buttons are depressed in an unlock state of the... Agent: Tyco Healthcare - Edward S. Jarmolowicz
20070088271 - Medication device: A dispenser for medicaments comprises a first metering pump for insulin and a second metering pump for glucose or glucagon. A controller for both pumps is programmed to maintain a basal supply of insulin, and is responsive to a signal from a separate glucometer to dispense additional insulin or glucose... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath Attn: Intellectual Property Group
20070088270 - Syringe plunger jacket with expandable seal: A syringe plunger/jacket assembly may comprise a flexible jacket attached to a rigid plunger. The jacket may comprise at least two sealing rings (front and rear) that prevent fluid from leaking out of the rear of the barrel during injection of fluid from the syringe. The rear sealing ring may... Agent: Hahn Loeser & Parks, LLP
20070088272 - Non-axial return spring for safety needle: A needle safety device is provided having a housing, a needle assembly movably mounted within the housing and a spring for biasing the needle assembly within the housing. The needle assembly is movable along a first axis and the spring is movable along the second axis different from the first.... Agent: Carter, Deluca, Farrell & Schmidt, LLP
20070088274 - Gas flow trocar arrangement: A trocar assembly for use in surgery in a patient, comprising an elongated outer tubular member having a first or proximal end and a second or distal end. The proximal end has a housing enclosing a fluid pressure chamber therein. The distal end of the outer tubular member has a... Agent: Edwards & Angell, LLP
20070088273 - Method and apparatus for intravascular cannulation: A method and apparatus for intravascular cannulation in which a distal assembly of intravascular catheter and needle improves simultaneous placement of the needle (inner metallic cannula) and the catheter (outer plastic cannula) in the vessel lumen. The distal elliptical aperture of the needle lumen is located in both the beveled... Agent: Kyla D. Cummings Speed Law Firm
20070088275 - Trocar assembly with pneumatic sealing: A trocar for use in a minimally invasive surgical procedure includes an elongated body, nozzle means and means for delivering a pressurized flow of fluid to the nozzle means. The elongated body has a generally tubular configuration with coaxially arranged inner and outer walls and longitudinally opposed proximal and distal... Agent: Edwards & Angell, LLP
20070088276 - Continuous gas flow trocar assembly: A trocar assembly for providing a pressurized insufflation fluid into a patient cavity and for providing sealable access to the patient cavity by a surgical instrument. The assembly comprises an inner tubular member having a proximal end and a distal end. An outer tubular member is disposed about the inner... Agent: Edwards & Angell, LLP
20070088277 - Surgical access port: A surgical access port or trocar is provided. The trocar has a trocar seal housing and a trocar cannula with an optical obturator insertable through the trocar seal housing and the trocar cannula. The trocar is configured to access a body cavity, to maintain positive pressure and to prevent loss... Agent: Applied Medical Resources Corporation
20070088278 - Intravenous catheter introducing device with a flashback member: An intravenous catheter introducing device includes a needle assembly and a flashback member. The flashback member defines a flashback chamber having an accommodation space with a volume that is variable upon application of a manual force to the flashback chamber such that a reduced pressure is created in the accommodation... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20070088279 - Intravenous catheter introducing device with a tubular outlet member: An intravenous catheter introducing device includes a needle cannula with a rear connecting end that is forced by a needle retracting member to displace relative to a barrel between a position of use to permit a needle tip to pierce a patient's vein, and a disposal position to permit retraction... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20070088281 - Cover for protecting intravenous entry site: A cover for preventing wetness or contamination of an intravenous site is disclosed. The cover is manufactured in a variety of sizes and can fit on any extremity of the human body, and is equipped with a double-row of elastic bands, as well as a ruffled overhang.... Agent: Stockwell & Smedley, Psc
20070088280 - Retention element for securing a catheter: A retention element has an axial portion having an internal conduit adapted to receive and engage a catheter. The retention element further includes a radially extending flange portion having an annular sidewall extending outwardly from the axial portion to an outer perimeter. The radially extending flange portion is adapted to... Agent: Law Offices Of Eric Karich
20070088282 - Apparatus, method and system for administration of iv liquid medication and iv flush solutions: An improved apparatus, method and system are provided for medical liquid administration, including in particular liquid medication and/or flush solution infusions. The inventive apparatus includes a barrel, a plunger slidably disposed within the barrel and extending from a distal end thereof, and at least one medical liquid delivery line having... Agent: Marsh, Fischmann & Breyfogle LLP
20070088284 - Gripping edge for a syringe with improved protection against bursting: The invention relates to a gripping edge (1) for a syringe with: a sleeve (7) with a first opening (9) for attachment to a barrel (2) of the syringe and a second opening (10). The gripping edge (1) comprises a flange (8) that is attached to the sleeve (7) at... Agent: Millen, White, Zelano & Branigan, P.C.
20070088283 - Medical use syringe: A medical syringe comprising a cylindrical connection supporting member increasing the holding force of a lure inserted into a connection target. The connection supporting member is formed to be slid along the lure or a syringe body part in a state of being movable between a first position near a... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.
20070088285 - Syringe marking template: A syringe includes an elongated syringe barrel formed of a transparent material; a cannula adjacent one end of the barrel for transmission of fluid into our out of the barrel; a plunger disposed in the barrel and extending through an opposite end of the barrel from the one end; index... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20070088286 - Identification system for intravenous tubing: In general, the invention relates to an identification system for IV tubing. More particularly, colored patterned flags are adhered to IV lines, and matching patterned, colored labels are adhered to the reservoirs that attach to the lines. Each line and its corresponding reservoir are marked with at least one flag... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert, P. A.
20070088287 - Safety injection device for syringe: The device comprises a support sheath (14), a syringe body (10) secured to said sheath, and a protection sheath (16) movable between a retracted position and an extended protection position. The device includes retaining means (17) for retaining the protection sheath that are adapted to be urged so as to... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20070088288 - Fixed dose medication dispensing device: A guide and follower cooperate to promote a user moving the driver relative to the housing along a travel path that operates the apparatus. The cooperating elements of the nut and the driver are disengaged when the driver is disposed in a reset segment of the travel path, and the... Agent: Eli Lilly & Company
20070088289 - Syringe pump: A syringe pump 1 comprises a barrel 4 and a movable plunger 12, a valve 15 provided at one end of the barrel, a first port 33 between the valve and the barrel, a second port 34 between the valve and the barrel, and a valve member 20. The valve... Agent: Dykema Gossett PLLC
20070088290 - Drive device and method for advancig an advancing element: A drive device for advancing an advancing element (2; 33) relative to a housing (1; 30) over a entire advancing distance (G) comprises a tensioning device having a tensioning element (3; 39) for tensioning a spring device (4). A predetermined distance (A) between the tensioning element (39) and the advancing... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department
20070088291 - Syringe construction: A syringe assembly is provided comprising an annular syringe body, a plunger adapted to travel therein in response to manual force, said plunger terminating in an elastomeric seal in sealing engagement with the interior surface of the syringe body, said seal having admixed therein a lubricant capable of migrating through... Agent: Carter, Deluca, Farrell & Schmidt, LLP
20070088292 - Medical connector with closeable male luer: A luer connector comprising a housing with a hollow bore having first and second ends. The hollow bore also has a male luer tip and a tapering interior surface. The luer connector also comprises a rigid valve member configured to at least partially extend through the housing. The valve member... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20070088293 - Medical connector with closeable male luer: A luer connector comprising a housing with a hollow bore having first and second ends. The hollow bore also has a male luer tip and a tapering interior surface. The luer connector also comprises a rigid valve member configured to at least partially extend through the housing. The valve member... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20070088294 - Medical connector with closeable male luer: A luer connector comprising a housing with a hollow bore having first and second ends. The hollow bore also has a male luer tip and a tapering interior surface. The luer connector also comprises a rigid valve member configured to at least partially extend through the housing. The valve member... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20070088295 - Reflux resistant cannula and system for chronic delivery of therapeutic agents using convection-enhanced delivery: A step-design cannula and delivery system for chronic delivery of therapeutic substances into the brain using convention-enhanced delivery of therapeutic substances and which effectively prevents reflux in vivo and maximizes distribution in the brain.... Agent: John P. O'banion O'banion & Ritchey LLP
20070088296 - Catheters with lubricious linings and methods for making and using them: Coated devices for introduction into bodies and methods for making and using them are provided, such as delivery sheaths, guidewire lumen cores, and elongate leads. In one embodiment, a tubular device includes a proximal end, a distal end sized for introduction into a body lumen, and a lumen extending between... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP
20070088297 - Wound treatment method and system: A wound 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.
20070088298 - Cartridge-based portable device for dispensing skin treatments: The present invention discloses a wrist- or forearm-mounted device for dispensing a small amount of alcohol-based disinfectant hand rub, moisturizer, or other hand medicament. Even powder-based hand treatments can be dispensed using the present invention. A wristband or other attachment means affix the device to arm or wrist. Various locations... Agent: Dennis W. Davis
20070088299 - Emesis kit: Disclosed are embodiments of an emesis kit and the components thereof. Some embodiments of the invention consist of a self-contained kit including an emesis collection device, such as an emesis collection bag, and various other items that may be useful to a person who has vomited, such as items for... Agent: Stoel Rives LLP - Slc
20070088300 - Ostomy coupling: A single-use ostomy appliance is described including an ostomy coupling for releasable coupling first and second portions at a stomal orifice. The two portions may be separable body-side and non-body-side parts, or the two portions may be portions of a unitary ostomy device such as a controlled evacuation device. The... Agent: Bristol-myers Squibb Company
20070088301 - Liquid-absorbent sheet and method for producing the same: A liquid-absorbent sheet containing: a liquid-absorbent surface material mainly containing a pulp; a liquid-absorbent nonwoven fabric; a liquid-absorbent rear material mainly containing a pulp; and a super absorbent polymer; wherein the super absorbent polymer is disposed at least between the liquid-absorbent surface material and the liquid-absorbent nonwoven fabric as an... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20070088302 - Disposable diaper: The present invention provides a disposable diaper including an absorber, a top sheet, a back sheet, and a skin contact sheet (SCS) disposed above the top sheet. The skin contact sheet is formed with a stool passing opening and a urine passing opening at a portion corresponding to a crotch... Agent: Burr & Brown
20070088303 - Personal wear article with wetness indicator: An absorbent article has a front region, a rear region, and a crotch region extending longitudinally between and interconnecting the front and rear regions. The absorbent article includes a liquid impermeable outercover, a liquid permeable bodyside liner, and an absorbent assembly having a front portion and a rear portion. The... Agent: Senniger Powers (kcc)
20070088310 - Disposable diaper: A disposable diaper includes an absorber 22, a top sheet 18 disposed to cover an upper surface of the absorber 22 and at least partially formed of a liquid permeable material, and a back sheet 20 disposed to cover a lower surface of the absorber 22 and formed of a... Agent: Burr & Brown
20070088304 - Disposable diaper: There is provided a disposable diaper which can allow the skin of a wearer to be negligibly brought into direct contact with excreted feces and can efficiently prevent urine backflow and feces backflow. The disposable diaper includes an absorber, a top sheet arranged so as to cover the top surface... Agent: Burr & Brown
20070088305 - Disposable diaper: The present invention provides a disposable diaper capable of effectively preventing a stool once dropped on a top sheet through a skin contact sheet from adhering to the buttocks of a wearer of the diaper. The disposable diaper includes an absorber, a top sheet disposed to cover the upper surface... Agent: Burr & Brown
20070088306 - Disposable diaper: The present invention provides a disposable diaper in which a discharged stool does not easily directly contact with the skin of a wearer of the diaper. A disposable diaper 1 includes an absorber 22, a top sheet 18 disposed to cover an upper surface of the absorber 22 and at... Agent: Burr & Brown
20070088307 - Absorbent articles with comfortable elasticated laminates: An absorbent article comprising a topsheet with a large opening for receiving feces. The topsheet has an elastic laminate portion with y-direction elongation. The laminate portion has a first zone, a second zone and, optionally, a third zone. The zones have different degrees of maximum elongation and/or different wrinkle heights... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Intellectual Property Division
20070088308 - Absorbent article including barrier leg cuff structure and absorbent core with superabsorbent material: An absorbent article having opposite longitudinally extending sides and opposite laterally extending ends extending between the longitudinally extending sides is provided. The absorbent article includes a chassis including a topsheet and a backsheet joined to the topsheet. The chassis has a front waist region, a back waist region, a crotch... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Intellectual Property Division
20070088309 - Absorbent article including barrier leg cuff structure and an elastically stretchable side panel: An absorbent article includes a chassis including a topsheet and a backsheet joined to the topsheet and an absorbent core located between the topsheet and the backsheet. The chassis has a front waist region, a back waist region, a crotch region located between the front waist region and the back... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Intellectual Property Division
20070088311 - Absorbent article with segmented belt: A disposable diaper includes a chassis having a front waist region, a back waist region, and a crotch region between the waist regions. The chassis includes laterally opposing closed side edges defining its width, longitudinally opposing front and back waist end edges defining its length, an interior surface and an... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Intellectual Property Division
20070088312 - Disposable absorbent articles: A disposable absorbent article has a front waist edge, a back waist edge, a topsheet, a backsheet attached to at least a portion of the topsheet, and an absorbent core disposed therebetween. A waist member is attached to a wearer-facing surface of the disposable absorbent article or between the topsheet... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Intellectual Property Division
20070088313 - Fluid transfer device: A fluid ducting assembly for enabling flow communication between a syringe and either one of a vessel and a dispenser for dispensing a fluid contained, a priori in the syringe or in the vessel. The fluid ducting assembly includes a base having a first member, a second member, and a... Agent: Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld L.L.P.
20070088314 - Peelable seal: The present invention provides a peelable seal for a multi-chambered container including a first edge and a second edge. At least one of the first edge or second edge includes a stress bearing portion and a non-stress bearing portion.... Agent: Baxter Healthcare Corporation
20070088315 - Medical transfer device: Medical transfer device conducts fluid from a container to a bottle having a neck, which has a closing element pierceable by a needle. Transfer device includes a first tubular-shaped part telescopically displaceable in a second tubular-shaped part between an inserted position and an extracted position. A holding part is provided... Agent: Shlesinger, Arkwright & Garvey LLP
20070088318 - Calibrated delivery system for medical /dental implant surface: A system of delivering a closely controlled volume of a solution carrying a bioactive agent and depositing the solution on a surface of a medical/dental implant in preparation for placing the implant in a patient. The system includes one or more dispensers (cylinders) each terminating in a nozzle, and a... Agent: Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC
20070088317 - Catheters and methods of using catheters: A catheter device and method, in which a first lumen coupled to a balloon, a second lumen coupled to the first lumen, the second lumen having a distal opening to dispense an oxygenated infusate, and a third lumen coupled to the second lumen and coupled to a second balloon. The... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
20070088316 - Device and method for treatment of wounds with nitric oxide: Topical exposure of nitric oxide gas to wounds such as chronic non-healing wounds may be beneficial in promoting healing of the wound and in preparing the wound bed for further treatment and recovery. Nitric oxide gas may be used, for example, to reduce the microbial infection and burden on these... Agent: Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP (laip Group)
20070088319 - Braided minimally invasive channel: A probe assembly including an elongate tube for insertion into a body cavity, having a longitudinal central axis and a braided tube comprising a braid, coupled to the elongate tube, within the elongate tube or along side but not surrounding the elongate tube, wherein a central longitudinal axis of the... Agent: Wolf, Block, Schorr & Solis-cohen LLP
20070088320 - Botulinum toxin in treatment of clubfoot relapse: Botulinum toxin, or other neuromuscular inhibitors, injected into the lower leg muscle of infants, less than a year old, with idiopathic clubfoot is shown to be an effective therapy in correcting this physical deformity. Following a protocol of manipulations, castings, and injections, clubfoot is effectively treated, and surgical treatment procedures... Agent: Stephan Donovan Allergan, Inc.
20070088321 - Use of bioabsorbable, biocompatible adhesives as a method of female contraception: Disclosed is a method of female contraception comprising: injecting a bioabsorbable and biocompatible tissue adhesive into the fallopian tubes, and allowing the said bioabsorbable tissue adhesive to polymerize to occlude the fallopian tubes (bilaterally) to achieve contraception. When the bioabsorbable biocompatible adhesive is one which forms a simple mechanical barrier,... Agent: Leach Patent Services
20070088323 - Catheter assembly: Novel catheter constructions comprising thin covering or wrapping materials such as polymer films. A catheter provided with a guidewire catheter lumen having a thin covering that is easily punctured by a guidewire at virtually any desired point along the catheter length. The thin covering may be integral with the catheter... Agent: Gore Enterprise Holdings, Inc.
20070088322 - Catheter with controlled lumen recovery: An implantable medical device, comprising a body including a lumen extending therethrough at least one activatable element disposed within the body, a dimension of each of the at least one activatable elements changing in response to a predetermined stimulation between an activated state and an inactivate state to change a... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP
20070088326 - Catheter shaft connector: A medical device connector for connecting the shafts of two or more catheters, the connector being disposed nearer to the distal end of the combined length of the two or more catheters.... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook
20070088327 - Medical connector: Medical connector comprising a tubular body with an inlet fitting and an outlet fitting of the female luer-lock type connected to the body in a rotary and axially translatable way between a retracted position and an advanced position. One-directional detent assemblies enable rotation of the outlet fitting in one direction... Agent: Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti PC
20070088324 - Medical connector with closeable male luer: A luer connector comprising a housing with a hollow bore having first and second ends. The hollow bore also has a male luer tip and a tapering interior surface. The luer connector also comprises a rigid valve member configured to at least partially extend through the housing. The valve member... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20070088325 - Medical connector with closeable male luer: A luer connector comprising a housing with a hollow bore having first and second ends. The hollow bore also has a male luer tip and a tapering interior surface. The luer connector also comprises a rigid valve member configured to at least partially extend through the housing. The valve member... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20070088329 - Medical line securement device: A medical line securement device holds a medical article such as a connector fitting for a catheter or a catheter adaptor in position upon the body of a patient and inhibits axial motion of the medical article. The securement device includes a retainer with a base and a cover. The... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20070088328 - Wire guide having distal coupling tip: A coupling wire guide structured to be slidably coupled to a previously introduced wire guide during intracorporeal procedures. The coupling wire guide includes a main body and a tip portion, the tip portion having first, second and third sections. The first section is connected to the main body, while the... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook
20070088330 - Catheterization assembly: A disposable hydrophilic catheterization device for inserting a hydrophilic catheter into the urethra of an individual for the purpose of evacuating the bladder is disclosed. The catheter device includes a catheter introducer, a flexible hydrophilic catheter and a flexible thin-walled sheath. The sheath surrounds the urethra-insertable portion of the catheter,... Agent: Moazzam & Associates, LLC
20070088332 - Iontophoresis device: Contamination between an active agent solution in an active agent reservoir and an electrolyte solution in an electrolyte solution reservoir may be reduced in an iontophoresis device, thus helping to suppress the generation of gas and helping to reduce changes in pH upon energization. A gel matrix that transforms into... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC
20070088331 - Method and apparatus for managing active agent usage, and active agent injecting device: Whether or not a prescribed active agent is properly used may be confirmed. Usage of an active agent to be administered by an active agent injecting device (such as an iontophoresis device) driven by a drive signal may managed through a server based on actual drive information from the active... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC
20070088333 - Method and system for infusing an osmotic solute into a patient and providing feedback control of the infusing rate: A patient intravenous (I.V.) infusion pump and biosensors, such as urine volume and sodium concentration sensors, are combined in an infusion system to infuse controlled amount of osmotic agent, such as hypertonic saline, into a blood vessel of a patient. A control subsystem is responsive to the biosensors output and... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20070088334 - Controllable release nasal system: Embodiments of devices and system for controllable nasal delivery of materials are described. Methods of use of such devices and system and software for controlling the operation of such devices and systems are also disclosed.... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene
20070088335 - Implantable neuro-stimulation electrode with fluid reservoir: An implantable electrode with a fluid reservoir is described. An implantable electrode carrier has an outer surface including electrode contacts for electrically stimulating nearby neural tissue. A fluid reservoir within the electrode carrier stores a volume of therapeutic fluid. At least one fluid delivery port connects the fluid reservoir to... Agent: Bromberg & Sunstein LLP
20070088336 - Implantable drug delivery depot for subcutaneous delivery of fluids: The port includes an elastomeric hollow port body having a first end and a second end, a first port end portion sealingly attached to the first end of the port body and a second port end portion attached to the second end of the port body. The second port end... Agent: Cardinal Law Group
20070088338 - Method for control of the volume flux of a liquid in an osmotic micropump and osmotic micropump: The invention refers to a method for control of a volume flow in an osmotic micropump and an osmotic micropump. According to the invention, the osmotically driven volume flow of the solvent through the sempipermeable diaphragm of an osmotic micropump is controlled by the transfer of a solute, which is... Agent: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
20070088337 - Minimally compliant, volume efficient piston for osmotic drug delivery systems: An osmotic pump having a minimally compliant, volume-efficient piston positioned within a capsule is provided. The capsule has an interior surface, a beneficial agent, and an osmotic agent. The piston is movable with respect to an interior surface of the capsule, and defines a movable seal with the interior surface... Agent: Trask Britt04/12/2007 > 46 patent applications in 39 patent subcategories. patents by class relation
20070083143 - Anti-clotting apparatus and methods for fluid handling system: A method for maintaining clear passageways in an extracorporeal blood flow system. The method comprises intermittently providing one or more anti-clotting agents to a passageway of the extracorporeal blood flow system. Also disclosed is an extracorporeal blood flow system. The system comprises a passageway, and a device operatively connected to... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20070083144 - Blood irradiation system device: Embodiments of the present application are directed to devices, systems and methods for irradiating fluids (e.g., blood) with ultraviolet light, and corresponding related components, systems and methods. In some embodiments of the invention, an ultraviolet blood irradiation (UBI) system is provided and may include an ultraviolet UV source providing a... Agent: Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo
20070083145 - Blood purification apparatus and method for calculating a recirculation rate for the blood purification apparatus: A blood purification apparatus includes a blood circuit having arterial and venous blood circuits, a blood pump, a blood purifying device, an indicator applying device that applies a predetermined indicator to the blood flowing extracorporeally through the blood circuit, a detecting device that detects the indicator applied by the indicator... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20070083146 - Punctum plugs having insertion guides and strengthening beams: A punctum plug comprises a distal tip for anchoring the punctum plug in an implanted position in the lacrimal drainage system of the eye, a proximal cap that remains exposed in the eye in the implanted position, and a body connecting the distal tip to the cap. The distal tip... Agent: Epstein & Gerken
20070083147 - Iontophoresis apparatus and method to deliver antibiotics to biological interfaces: An iontophoresis device operable to deliver active agent to a biological interface such as skin or mucous membranes includes the combination of a hydrogel-based wound covering with an iontophoresis device to deliver antibiotic to biological interfaces. The effective concentration of antibiotics from oral or intravenous administration rarely reaches poorly perfused... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC
20070083149 - Medical assembly with transducer for local delivery of a therapeutic substance and method of using same: A medical Assembly is used to delivery a therapeutic substance to a treatment area. The medical assembly comprises a catheter having a distal end and a proximal end, a transducer supported by at least a portion of the distal end of the catheter assembly, and a delivery lumen mounted on... Agent: Cameron Kerrigan Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.
20070083150 - Intraocular pressure control: An improved method of controlling intraocular pressure with a microsurgical system using measured flow rate and a dual infusion chamber.... Agent: Alcon
20070083151 - Medical devices and kits including same: A medical device is described, comprising an array (10) comprising microstructures (12) configured to penetrate the stratum corneum upon impact, and a connection member (20) affixed to the array in a one piece construction, the connection member configured to reversibly connect the medical device to an applicator. The medical devices... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company
20070083152 - Method and system for implementing a graphical user interface for a multi-fluid injection device: In one alternative embodiment, the invention is directed to a graphical user interface having a graph space in which a user may create a graph that may be used to control the injection behavior of a fluid injection device. In some embodiments, the graphical user interface may include a graphical... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20070083153 - Infusion system for administration of a liquid medication: An infusion system for administration of a liquid medication may comprise a pump configured to pump the liquid medication through an infusion tube into the body of a patient, and a pressure sensor configured to monitor pressure in the infusion tube. The system may further comprise a control unit configured... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP
20070083154 - Drainage catheter with visual indicator and/or lock system: A catheter comprising a tube having a distal end for deployment in a patient, and a proximal end for remaining outside of the patient; an anchoring mechanism at the distal end of the tube having a fully open configuration, a fully closed configuration, and a range of configurations therebetween; a... Agent: Ratnerprestia
20070083155 - 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
20070083157 - Iv catheter with in-line valve and methods related thereto: Featured is a vascular access device such as an IV catheter device including a housing, a tubular member, a seal member, a compression member, and a securing mechanism. The housing includes a proximal and distal portion and a chamber that extends between the proximal and distal housings. The tubular member... Agent: Carter, Deluca, Farrell & Schmidt, LLP
20070083156 - Subcutaneous needle connection system: An apparatus for establishing a re-usable, recurring, mechanical connection to an organ within a patient is provided. A subcutaneous needle connection system for providing bidirectional, straight and turbulent-free fluid flow access to a vascular system of a patient includes a housing defining a needle access opening for receiving a needle,... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP
20070083158 - Balloon catheter: A catheter system suitable for the retrieval of debris and other solid or liquid matter from body passages, and the removal of said matter from the body. More particularly, a catheter system including two or more concentrically-arranged conduits and an inflatable element connected therebetween, wherein the inflatable element is arranged... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20070083159 - 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
20070083160 - System and method for assessing measurements made by a body fluid analyzing device: In certain embodiments, a body fluid analyzing system includes a body fluid analyzer configured to be in fluid communication with a body fluid within a patient. The body fluid analyzing system further includes a communication interface configured to provide communication between the body fluid analyzer and a data system which... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20070083161 - Oval-shaped cardiac cannula: A method of performing minimally invasive cardiac surgery includes the step of creating an access aperture into a patient's chest cavity, the access aperture being considerably smaller than a traditional cardiac surgery incision. A cannula is provided that has an oval portion with a longer major axis and a shorter... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department
20070083162 - Valve for intravenous catheter: The present invention is directed to a valve assembly in an intravenous catheter that facilitates the administration of fluid to a patient through the intravenous catheter by a needleless device. The valve assembly of the present invention contains means for providing a positive displacement of fluid from the catheter at... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.
20070083163 - Iv cuff: A cuff for use with an intravenous line, tubing and associated dressing for patients undergoing treatment conceals an intravenous line and associated dressing when fitted on a limb and includes a pocket. The pocket may be formed in the cover or is attached to the cover. In one example, such... Agent: Christopher Paradies, Ph.d.
20070083164 - Device for oral administration of a medicine: c
20070083165 - Bodily fluid sampling or transfusion device with protection means: Sampling or transfusion device with protection means including a protective tube that slides longitudinally along the axis in an annular passage between the external body and the central body and has a proximal holding end for moving it selectively between a proximal retracted position in which the needle is not... Agent: William H. Eilberg
20070083166 - Fluid collection device with retractable needle and safety sampling access needle adapter: A retractable needle fluid transfer device is provided. The device includes a manually operable actuator for affecting retraction. Upon depressing the actuator, a spring displaces the needle rearwardly so that the contaminated needle is enclosed, thereby preventing inadvertent needle sticks. The device includes forward and rearward stops for impeding displacement... Agent: Dann, Dorfman, Herrell & Skillman
20070083167 - Resettable safety shield for medical needles: A medical needle shield apparatus is provided that includes a needle hub having an outer needle cannula extending therefrom. An inner needle is disposed for slidable movement with the outer needle cannula. At least one shield is extensible from a retracted position to an extended position to enclose a distal... Agent: Specialized Health Products Inc. C/o Intellevate
20070083168 - Transmembrane access systems and methods: Systems and methods for penetrating a tissue membrane to gain access to a target site are disclosed. In some embodiments, systems and methods for accessing the left atrium from the right atrium of a patient's heart are carried out by penetrating the intra-atrial septal wall. One embodiment provides a system... Agent: Biotechnology Law Group C/o Portfolioip
20070083169 - Towelette: A body piercing towelette includes a composition of water and salt applied to a fibrous sheet. The water may undergo further processing such as, deonization, filtering or sterilization. The salt may be a sea salt, such as, for example, coral reef sea salt.... Agent: Kevin J. Mcneely, Esq.
20070083170 - Systems and methods for counting surgical implements: Surgical sponges and other articles are provided with machine-readable information which provides a serial number or other unique identification of the sponge. In addition, the machine-readable information will provide the type of article and/or a characteristic visual motif associated with the article. That way, by scanning in the machine-readable information... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20070083171 - Rid-a-rash: This invention relates to the improvement of existing disposable diaper artwork, by providing the rash protection material already applied and covered by a removable sheet. Thus reducing the actual diapering timeframe by having the material already present. In addition to a quicker diaper timeframe, safety factors improve, due to the... Agent: Jon Scott Lynn
20070083172 - Absorbent article featuring a temperature change member: Disclosed is an absorbent article including a temperature change member. The temperature change member includes temperature change material disposed with the temperature change member in a nonuniform distribution by weight across the temperature change member.... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc.
20070083173 - Absorbent article featuring a temperature change member: Disclosed is an absorbent article including a temperature change member. The temperature change member includes temperature change material and a first folded region.... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc.
20070083174 - Method and device for detecting the presence of multiple insults in an absorbent article: A method of detecting the presence of an insult in an absorbent article. An electrical property of the article is measured and digitized. To detect an insult, the digital values are used by a microprocessor to determine at least one of the following: (a) a slope in the electrical property... Agent: Senniger Powers (kcc)
20070083175 - Transparent/translucent absorbent composites and articles: The present invention provides a translucent absorbent composite having a substrate with a light transmittance of at least about 60% and an absorbent material applied to the substrate. The absorbent layer contains an absorbent prepared from a water soluble ionic polymer having about 15 to about 99.9% by mass monoethylenically... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc.
20070083176 - Fluid regulator: Fluid regulators are disclosed. An exemplary fluid regulator having a cylindrical body and a reduced diameter portion adjacent an open end of the fluid regulator along with a flow selector positioned adjacent the open end of the fluid regulator and having a diameter larger than the reduced diameter of the... Agent: Baker & Daniels LLP
20070083177 - Disposable wearing article: A disposable wearing diaper includes a front panel section and a rear panel section facing each other so as to define respective waist regions. The rear panel section overlaps the outer side of the front panel section and these front and rear panel sections are connected to each other along... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Berner, LLP
20070083178 - Feminine pad system: A feminine pad system comprises a container holding a plurality of differently-sized feminine pads within a single container. In this fashion, a woman can, during a single menstrual period, use different-sized pads from a single container, without the need to purchase and store multiple pad containers.... Agent: Weiss & Moy PC
20070083179 - Used tampon and condom personal disposal: This is a bag for disposal of used tampons or condoms in a sanitary, discrete manner.... Agent: Amy L. Fuentes
20070083180 - Nursing pad: The present invention provides a disposable nursing pad having a layered structure of a liquid-permeable sheet, an absorbent body, and a liquid-impermeable sheet. The liquid-permeable sheet and the liquid-impermeable sheet are adhered to each other. This prevents the liquid-permeable sheet from becoming detached from the absorbent body, and provides a... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Berner, LLP
20070083181 - Disposable absorbent articles having multiple absorbent core components including replaceable components: A disposable absorbent article adapted to be worn about a lower torso of a human body and having a chassis, a non-removable absorbent core component disposed in a crotch region of the chassis, and a replaceable absorbent core component disposed in capillary liquid communication with the non-removable absorbent core component.... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Intellectual Property Division
20070083182 - Tampon for feminine hygiene and process and apparatus for manufacturing the same: The invention relates to a tampon for feminine hygiene, with a tapered introductory end, a withdrawal end provided with a withdrawal means and a longitudinal axis, comprising a longitudinally extending absorbent body made from compressed fiber material, the absorbent body being densified more intensely in the region of the longitudinal... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson
20070083183 - Disposable article tab attachment adhesive: The invention relates to a disposable article and method relating to attachment tabs on a disposable article. The disposable article typically comprises a non-woven layer, an absorbent layer, and an outer film-wrapping layer associated with an attachment tab. The tabs are adhered to the polymer film and can be used... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC
20070083184 - Epidural catheter system and methods of use: An epidural injection is used in medical procedure to administer medication to a patient's epidural space in the spine, usually to alleviate pain. Although effective in purpose, current medical procedure to administer an epidural injection does contain a flaw that exposes the patient to possible infection, usually manifested as an... Agent: Locke Liddell & Sapp LLP
20070083185 - Iontophoretic device and method of delivery of active agents to biological interface: An iontophoresis device includes an active electrode element operable to provide an electrical potential; an electrolyte reservoir comprising an electrolyte composition; an inner active agent reservoir comprising a gel matrix and distributed in said gel matrix, a first positively charged active agent; an inner ion selective membrane deposed between said... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC
20070083186 - Transdermal drug delivery systems, devices, and methods employing novel pharmaceutical vehicles: Systems, devices, and methods for transdermal delivery of one or more therapeutic active agents to a biological interface. An iontophoretic drug delivery system is provided for transdermal delivery of one or more therapeutic active agents to a biological interface of a subject. The iontophoretic drug delivery system includes at least... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC
20070083187 - Apparatus and methods for delivering stem cells and other agents into cardiac tissue: Apparatus, systems, and methods are provided for delivering stem cells or other agents to cardiac tissue surrounding a cardiac vessel or to tissue adjacent other body lumens. The apparatus includes an expandable member and a source of one or more agents communicating with a lumen extending between proximal and distal... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP
20070083188 - Catheter having overlapping stiffening members: Catheter including an elongate main body having a proximal section and a distal section. The elongate main body further includes a guidewire lumen along at least a portion of the elongate main body. In accordance with a further aspect of the invention, the catheter includes a first stiffening member and... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.
20070083189 - Locking drainage catheter with rotatable lever handle and release tool: A catheter kit including a drainage catheter hub having a rotatable lever handle adapted to secure a suture thread to maintain the anchor configuration of the distal end of the catheter to secure the position of the catheter within the patient's body. The rotatable lever handle has a released position... Agent: Workman Nydegger (f/k/a Workman Nydegger & Seeley)04/05/2007 > 78 patent applications in 55 patent subcategories. patents by class relation
20070078368 - Extracorporeal blood processing methods with return-flow alarm: This invention provides a method for controlling a fluid separation system, preferably a blood apheresis system having a leukocyte reduction chamber. The method utilizes a return-flow alarm system. A return-flow alarm-triggering pressure is specified, and when pressure of the return flow in the system is higher than or equal to... Agent: Gambro, Inc Patent Department
20070078369 - Venous reservoir: Venous reservoirs are interposed between the patient and the arterial pump and serve to remove air bubbles and provide compliance that accommodates variations in the volume of blood circulating in the extracorporeal circuit during cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). The invention is a reservoir that incorporates automated means to remove air bubbles... Agent: Yehuda Tamari
20070078370 - Surgical fluid management: A fluid flow device includes a housing configured to releasably mate with a surgical control unit for controlling fluid flow during a surgical procedure. First and second ports measure fluid pressure within a fluid path provided within the housing. The fluid flow device includes a restrictor for restricting fluid flow... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C. Smith & Nephew, Inc.
20070078371 - Bypass for glaucoma drainage device: Aqueous humor flow control for managing intraocular pressure in an eye. Excessive pressure due to formation of a fibrous capsule and valve resistance is relieved by bypassing the valve element or by providing a secondary discharge port. Removal of resistance is enabled by physical manipulation, external stimulus, chemical action or... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg, Woessner & Kluth, P.A.
20070078372 - Iontophoresis drug delivery formulation providing acceptable sensation and dermal anesthesia: A shelf-stable electrically assisted transdermal drug delivery system for highly effective electrotransport of an anesthetic and a vasoconstrictor producing clinically acceptable dermal anesthesia and sensation is provided. In certain embodiments the anesthetic includes lidocaine and the vasoconstrictor includes epinephrine. Medicament delivery is affected to provide dermal anesthesia with little or... Agent: Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP
20070078375 - Iontophoretic delivery of active agents conjugated to nanoparticles: An iontophoresis device is provided to delivery active agents to a biological interface, the iontophoresis device comprising: an active electrode element operable to provide an electrical potential; and an inner active agent reservoir comprising a plurality of nanoparticles, each nanoparticles being conjugated to a plurality of active agents via respective... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC
20070078374 - Iontophoretic delivery of vesicle-encapsulated active agents: An iontophoresis device is provided for the delivery of active agents encapsulated in vesicles such as transferosomes and niosomes to a biological interface such as skin or mucous membranes.... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC
20070078373 - Pulsatile delivery of gonadotropin-releasing hormone from a pre-loaded integrated electrotransport patch: Provided are various embodiments of integrated electrode devices, assemblies and systems structured for use in association with electrically assisted delivery devices configured for delivery of a composition, such as a composition comprising gonadotropin-releasing hormone and/or related analogs through a membrane. The integrated electrode devices, assemblies and systems include one or... Agent: Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP
20070078376 - Functionalized microneedles transdermal drug delivery systems, devices, and methods: Systems, devices, and methods for transdermal delivery of one or more therapeutic active agents to a biological interface. A transdermal drug delivery system is operable for delivering of one or more therapeutic active agents to a biological interface. The system includes an active electrode assembly, a counter electrode assembly, and... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC
20070078379 - Controlling a phacoemulsification surgical system by transitioning between pulse and burst modes: Methods of manipulating pulses of ultrasonic energy for use with an ophthalmic surgical device.... Agent: Alcon
20070078377 - Medication infusion and aspiration system and method: A medication infusion system may include a controller and a reservoir module including a reservoir containing medication to be delivered to an internal wound site via the controller. The controller may have a peristaltic pump driven by a motor to urge medication to flow toward the internal wound site. The... Agent: Medicinelodge Inc.
20070078378 - Nozzle: A tip nozzle for a surgical irrigating handpiece. The nozzle produces a fan-like dispersion pattern when pressurized fluid is ejected out of the nozzle. The nozzle is particularly useful during the irrigation/aspiration (“I/A”) portion of a cataract surgical procedure.... Agent: Alcon
20070078380 - System and method for tension-activated fluid control: A medication infusion system may include a controller and a reservoir module including a reservoir containing medication to be delivered to an internal wound site via the controller. The controller may have a peristaltic pump driven by a motor to urge medication to flow toward the internal wound site, through... Agent: Medicinelodge Inc.
20070078381 - System and method for blockage detection for medication infusion: A medication infusion system may include a controller and a reservoir module including a reservoir containing medication to be delivered to an internal wound site via the controller. The controller may have a peristaltic pump driven by a motor to urge medication to flow toward the internal wound site, through... Agent: Medicinelodge Inc.
20070078382 - Injection device comprising a needle cover: An injection device including a needle cover, a casing, an injection mechanism, and a needle holder including an injection needle, wherein the needle cover is carried by the casing such that it can be moved, against a restoring force, from a protecting position, past an injection position, and into an... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department
20070078383 - Breast pump: A breast pump, including a housing container, a breast pump body having an attachment and detachment part, a negative pressure generating member attached to the breast pump body, and an operation unit. The breast pump body includes a diameter-expanded milking part, a small valve chamber, and an attachment part communicating... Agent: Sughrue-265550
20070078384 - Subpalpebral lavage catheter device: A subpalpebral lavage catheter device for a mammal comprising a subpalpebral catheter having a first and a second end wherein the first end is located under the skin of the mammal and the second end further comprises an injection port, a hollow pouch, wherein the pouch has an opening adapted... Agent: Joshua L. Price Olive & Olive, P.A.
20070078385 - Drainage catheter with locking hub: A drainage catheter hub for use in connection with a drainage catheter to receive and secure a suture therein, wherein the hub includes: (i) a housing having a channel to accommodate the suture therein; (ii) a bistable locking mechanism positioned in the housing and being adapted to provide selective securement... Agent: Workman Nydegger (f/k/a Workman Nydegger & Seeley)
20070078388 - Lubricious coating: A lubricious coating including at least one ethylenically unsaturated resin and at least one hydrophilic aliphatic polyether polyurethane which does not crosslink with said ethylenically unsaturated resin, and to methods of making and using the same.... Agent: Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.
20070078386 - Movable anchoring catheter: Disclosed herein are devices and methods for insertion into a passageway. In one aspect, a device includes a tube having a movable actuator mechanism located at the proximal end thereof and a balloon is disposed on a distal end thereof. The balloon can be coupled to the movable actuator mechanism... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP
20070078387 - Tip with cavity for radiopaque filled adhesive: A catheter tip assembly comprises a catheter tip having a fill port and an inner lumen having at least one cavity. The cavity is in communication with the fill port. The cavity is constructed and arranged to receive a radiopaque material through the fill port. The radiopaque material adhesively engages... Agent: Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.
20070078389 - Endourethral device & method: Several embodiments of an endourethral prosthesis, assembly, and attendant methods are provided for patients presenting with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) or urinary retention. The endourethral prosthesis includes a reversibly expandable element disposed circumferentially about, and longitudinally along a tubular member adapted to receive urine. The tubular member is positionable... Agent: Nawrocki, Rooney & Sivertson Suite 401, Broadway Place East
20070078390 - Injection syringe: An injection syringe is used to assemble a needle thereon. The injection syringe has a syringe body, a needle base assembled inside the syringe body, and a pusher for pushing medicine. The syringe body forms first protrusions proximate an end and on an inner surface thereof. The needle base forms... Agent: Troxell Law Office PLLC
20070078391 - Implantable medical device: A medical device suitable for subcutaneous implantation, generally including a housing having a reservoir, a septum positioned within and supported by the housing, at least one light emitting element placed in position defining relation to the septum, and a pressure actuated, light activating circuitry associated with the at least one... Agent: Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC
20070078392 - Venting syringe plunger: A venting syringe plunger assembly for use with a syringe system allows for venting of gas from the syringe system during use. The plunger assembly includes a hollow outer sleeve having an interior surface, and an inner stem having an exterior surface. At least a portion of the inner stem... Agent: Rick D. Nydegger Workman Nydegger
20070078393 - One piece sealing reservoir for an insulin infusion pump: A novel one-piece fluid reservoir assembly for use in conjunction with an insulin infusion pump. The single piece fluid reservoir assembly includes a barrel body, a male luer fitting integral with the barrel body, a sealing surface integral with the barrel body, the sealing surface for sealing against the pump... Agent: Daniel E. Chapman Jackson Walker, LLP
20070078394 - Auto-injection syringe having vent device: An auto-injection syringe is provided that includes an injection assembly and a retraction assembly operatively securable to the injection assembly. The retraction assembly includes a hypodermic needle having a needle hub, an end cap having a lower seal through which a portion of the hypodermic needle can pass, a retraction... Agent: Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero & Perle, LLP
20070078397 - Access needle well-suited for percutaneous implantation in a body lumen: An access needle well-suited for percutaneous implantation in a body lumen, such as the stomach or the jejunum. In one embodiment, the access needle comprises a cannula, a needle, a retractable stopper and a spreader. The cannula is a tubular member having a proximal end, a distal end, a lumen... Agent: Kriegsman & Kriegsman
20070078395 - Hemostatic valve system: A medical introducer apparatus for use in inserting an interventional device into a body vessel of a patient. The apparatus includes a housing having a proximal opening, a distal opening, and a chamber positioned between the openings. A sheath, defining a conduit for the interventional device, extends distally from the... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/indy/cook
20070078396 - Tunneler for use dual lumen tip catheter: A tunneler for a dual lumen tip catheter, comprises an elongated body extending from a distal tissue-penetrating end to a proximal, catheter-coupling end, the catheter coupling end including a catheter tip receiving portion including a cutout sized and shaped to receive a dual lumen tip of a catheter to be... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP
20070078398 - Multi-branched anti-reflux valve: A shunt system includes a first catheter and a second catheter, each having a proximal end and a distal end, and at least one opening adjacent to its distal end. A proximal end of a drainage catheter is in fluid communication with the proximal end of the first catheter and... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson
20070078399 - Medical device anchor and method of manufacture thereof: A medical device anchor for use with electrical stimulation leads or catheters, and method of manufacture thereof. The anchor may include a gripping structure and a body portion molded on the gripping structure. The gripping structure forms a serpentine arrangement of a continuous nature with axial segments alternately interconnected between... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20070078400 - Winged securement device: A winged securement device includes a flexible base having an adhesive side and an opposite non-adhesive side. A generally planar, integral elastomeric anchoring member is mounted on the base non-adhesive side. The anchoring member includes a pair of opposing gripping tabs formed therein the anchoring member and a slit disposed... Agent: Christopher J. Fildes Fildes & Outland, P.C.
20070078401 - Intravenous tubing protector and support system: The present invention relates to an intravenous tubing protector or organizing wrap support designed to consolidate multiple numbers of tubing by encircling all the tubing together. More particularly, the device would organize and prevent the tangling of intravenous tubing and may be made up of a flat, elongate, flexible and... Agent: Law Office Of Steven B. Leavitt, L.L.P.
20070078402 - Safety syringe: The present invention provides a safety syringe, which comprises an outer syringe barrel, a flexible seat, a needle unit, an inner syringe barrel, a flexible sealing member, and an anti-compressive structure. A low pressure inside a hollow body of the inner syringe barrel can be used to retract the needle... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20070078403 - Syringe guard for pre-filled medicament vial: A device for expelling fluid from a pre-filled vial includes a hollow needle that is axially mounted on a syringe body. A guard, also mounted on the syringe body, is moveable between a first position wherein it is held to expose a distal portion of the needle and a second... Agent: Neil K. Nydegger Nydegger & Associates
20070078408 - Disposable safety syringe for dispensing anesthetic: A disposable syringe comprises an arm, a plunger for receiving a fluid cartridge and including a surface projection, a needle assembly secured to a forward nose of the plunger, and a syringe barrel including a lengthwise slot on its surface with the projection disposed therein, a locking trough proximate a... Agent: Bruce H. Troxell
20070078409 - Disposable safety syringe guard and needle: A protective needle guard assembly features a hub that is removably secured to a reusable syringes, a first and a second needle extending outwardly from the hub in opposite directions, and a moveable sheath that moves about an outer surface of the syringe. The needle guard includes an engagement device... Agent: Bourque & Associates Intellectual Property Attorneys, P.A.
20070078405 - Safety syringe: A safety syringe comprises an syringe cylinder; an interior of the syringe cylinder being formed as a receiving chamber; an interior of the reduced section being formed with a receiving hole communicated to the receiving chamber; a push rod movably inserted in the receiving chamber of the syringe cylinder and... Agent: Shui-sheng Lai
20070078406 - Safety syringe: A safety syringe has an inner barrel, an outer barrel and a locking hub. The inner barrel is mounted removably in the outer barrel and has a front opening. The outer barrel has an inner surface and an annular detent formed in the inner surface. The locking hub is mounted... Agent: Cooper & Dunham LLP
20070078407 - Safety syringe: A safety syringe comprises a securing mount, made of a flexible rubber material, having an outer wall and an inner wall. The inner wall of the safety syringe further includes a first securing part, a second securing part and a needle unit. The first securing part will be engaged by... Agent: Hung-chi Huang
20070078404 - Safety syringe whose needle can be pulled back: A safety syringe whose needle can be pulled back, which comprise: an syringe, a rod, a needle seat and a needle sheath, wherein the needle seat is installed inside the container part of the syringe in resist status. After the medicine is injected, the holding part of the push rod... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20070078410 - Modular drug releasing system: Disclosed are systems and methods for processing the releasing and/or dispensing of releasable items, particularly pills, capsules, tablets, medications, and drugs. In one embodiment, a system for processing the releasing and/or dispensing releasable items includes a releasing unit configured to verify whether a cartridge is authorized for usage with a... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20070078411 - Indwelling catheter opening device: A device and method for opening a substantially flat external flange of an indwelling catheter. The device is a one-piece elongated member having configured ends formed by bending the elongated member so that one configured end is positioned slightly above the other configured end by passing the second configured end... Agent: Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, Mcnett & Henry LLP
20070078412 - Dialysis catheter: A dialysis catheter comprising a first portion having a first diameter, an elongated distal portion having a second diameter smaller than the first diameter, and a transition region between the first portion and distal portion. A first longitudinally extending central lumen configured to deliver blood terminates in an opening in... Agent: Neil D. Gershon Rex Medical
20070078413 - Medical device having a lubricant: A medical device includes a member, a coating, and a lubricant. In one embodiment, the coating includes a therapeutic agent. In one embodiment, the coating is disposed on at least a portion of the body and the lubricant is disposed on at least a portion of the coating. In one... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group
20070078414 - Methods and devices for delivering agents across biological barriers: The invention provides for microneedle devices for delivering agents across biological barriers. The microneedles include agent reservoirs integrated into the bodies of the microneedles, themselves.... Agent: Fish & NeaveIPGroup Ropes & Gray LLP
20070078415 - Non grinded needle tip-geometry for an injection needle: The present invention relates to an injection needle for injecting or retracting fluid through the skin of a mammal body and more particularly to non-grinded needle tip-geometry for an injection needle for a reduced penetration force and reduced bleeding. The injection needle comprises of a needle shaft having a centrally... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Patent Department
20070078416 - Two-piece inline vascular access portal: An implantable inline vascular access portal having multiple fluid systems. Each fluid system of the access portal is isolated from the others. Each fluid system includes a fluid reservoir in fluid communication with a lumen of a multi-lumen stem. Fluid communication between one reservoir and the corresponding lumen of the... Agent: Grossman, Tucker, Perreault & Pfleger, PLLC
20070078417 - Method and system for systematically treating hemorrhoids: A novel method and system for a systematic approach to the treatment of hemorrhoids is provided. The system is a coherent and targeted treatment regimen for the comprehensive treatment for hemorrhoid sufferers. The system of the present invention includes the following elements: 1) Educational materials about hemorrhoids including the prevention... Agent: Barlow, Josephs & Holmes, Ltd.
20070078418 - Support for an ostomy bag: The present invention provides a support for an ostomy bag, the support extending the flange of the ostomy bag to reduce the risk of leakage. The support is formed of a hydrocolloid layer shaped to fit around a flange of the ostomy bag. The support can be fitted to the... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP
20070078419 - Changing table cover: A changing table cover for providing a sanitary environment for changing an article of clothing worn by a child comprises a sheet of flexible material formed to have a lower layer formed of a waterproof material and an upper layer bonded to the lower layer. The table cover comprises a... Agent: John H. Lynn
20070078420 - Absorptive product having removable absorbers: An absorptive product comprising a front region, a rear region, a crotch region, a waist opening, a pair of leg openings, and a liquid-impermeable back sheet. Disposed interiorly of the back sheet are a front absorber and a rear absorber. An access port is provided for taking out and/or replacing... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Intellectual Property Division
20070078421 - Surface cleaning pad having zoned absorbency and method of making same: A floor cleaning pad is provided having a pad body comprising a cleaning surface configured for contact with a floor to be cleaned and an opposed surface configured to be coupled to a floor cleaning implement. The cleaning surface and the opposed surface defining a thickness of the pad body... Agent: Ratnerprestia
20070078422 - Absorbent article configured for controlled deformation and method of making the same: This invention provides an absorbent article configured for controlled deformation when worn by a user. The absorbent article includes a cover positionable adjacent the user, a barrier layer coupled to the cover and an absorbent layer interposed between the cover and the barrier layer. The absorbent layer of the present... Agent: Ratnerprestia
20070078424 - Curved absorbent article: An absorbent article is curved in a saucer like shape in the transverse direction. The absorbent article offers not only a better fitting and feeling product to the wearer, but also has better flow characteristics. The article is formed by having an absorbent core that is made from multiple strips... Agent: Gosz And Partners, LLP
20070078423 - Interlabial pad: An interlabial pad is provided which is capable of being precisely inserted into the recess between the wearer's labia minora, which does not have a linear shape. An interlabial pad 1 includes a highly-compressed rigid region 10, which is highly resistant to being compressed, at a central region along the... Agent: Butzel Long
20070078425 - Compact folded absorbent article: A personal care article (20) has a longitudinal-direction (22), a relatively shorter, lateral cross-direction (24), a first end-section (72), a second end-section (72a), and an intermediate-section (76) which is contiguous with and interposed between the first end-section (72) and the second end-section (72a). The article includes a liquid permeable topsheet... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc.
20070078426 - Absorbent article fastening device having stiffness changing characteristics: The present invention relates to a disposable absorbent article comprising a chassis defining a front waist region, a back waist region, and a crotch region disposed between the front waist region and back waist region. The article includes a fastening system that includes one or more fastening devices, each having... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Intellectual Property Division
20070078427 - Anti-pop open macrofasteners: A tab and slot closure system has a tab member, a slot member, and an anti-pop open device. The tab member has a tab element which has a first region and a second region. The first region includes a proximal edge, and the second region includes a distal edge. The... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Intellectual Property Division
20070078428 - Fluid transfer assembly for pharmaceutical delivery system and method for using same: The present invention provides a transfer assembly for transferring a fluid between a vessel and a vial and a method for using same. The vial may be a maximum recovery vial. The vessel has a body with an open end and a slidable piston positioned within the body through the... Agent: Bereskin And Parr
20070078429 - Safety fluid transfer cannula: A cannula is disclosed for transferring fluid relative to a vial or intravenous port having an elastomeric membrane. The cannula includes a blunt solid penetration tip and one or more ports intermediate opposite ends of the cannula in communication with a passage opening into a Luer fit or a Luer... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20070078432 - Adjustable medication infusion injection apparatus: An adjustable infusion injection apparatus which is designed to be used in conjunction with a surgically implanted infusate injection port. The apparatus utilizes a catheter assembly and an introducer needle assembly. The catheter assembly is to be installed on the skin of the patient in alignment with the port and... Agent: Sandra Lee Lipkin A Law Corporation
20070078431 - Administration feeding set and flow control apparatus with secure loading features: An administration feeding set for use with a flow control apparatus to deliver fluid from at least one fluid source to a patient. The feeding set includes tubing adapted to extend from the fluid source for flow of fluid through the tubing from the fluid source toward a patient. A... Agent: Tyco Healthcare - Edward S. Jarmolowicz
20070078430 - Method for positioning a catheter guide element in a patient and kit for use in said method: A method for positioning a guide element in a patient and a kit for use in the method. In one embodiment, the method involves transorally inserting an endoscope into a patient's stomach. An incision site is externally indicated by transilluminating the stomach and abdominal walls of the patient from within... Agent: Kriegsman & Kriegsman
20070078433 - Process and arrangement for an application catheter: The invention relates to a process for administering a medication in a blood vessel using a balloon catheter with a balloon which has at least one flank. An inflow direction of the medication is established (i.e., takes place) at an angle α from 0° to 89°, the angle α being... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20070078434 - Indications for local transport of anaesthetic agents by electrotransport devices: The use of an iontophoresis electrode assembly for delivery of a drug formulation is described. The drug formulation includes an anaesthetic and a vasoconstrictor. It is administered to a patient prior to a procedure to produce clinically acceptable depth and duration of dermal anaesthesia at the portion of skin to... Agent: Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP
20070078435 - Tissue augmentation methods using a medical injection apparatus: An injection apparatus that includes components that facilitate injection of relatively viscous materials into a subject is provided as well as methods of use. An injection apparatus may include a transition-bore needle apparatus, which has a proximal end, a distal end, and a lumen extending from the proximal end to... Agent: Heller Ehrman LLP
20070078436 - Balloon assisted apparatus and method for accessing an intervertebral disc: An apparatus includes a projection having a sharpened end portion configured to be inserted through an annulus of an intervertebral disc to define a distracted volume in the annulus. An expandable member is coupled to the projection and defines a longitudinal axis. The expandable member is configured to be expanded... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group
20070078438 - Catheter assembly and sheath tear assistant tool: A catheter a part which is inserted into and indwelled in a blood vessel by the Seldinger method and a sheath for covering the catheter are included. The catheter is constituted of a double lumen portion in which a first lumen and a second lumen are integrally formed in parallel... Agent: Snider & Associates
20070078437 - Catheter having staggered lumens and method: A catheter may include a multiple lumen catheter tube, a hub attached to the catheter tube, and a first extension leg and a second extension leg attached to the hub. The multiple lumen catheter tube may include a longitudinal axis, an end, a first lumen, and a second lumen. The... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp And ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company
20070078439 - Multiple lumen catheter and method of making same: The invention provides a catheter and method of making the same including an first tubular member having a length, an outer surface, an inner surface and a lumen therein. The catheter also includes second tubular member having an outer surface, an inner surface and a lumen therein, at least a... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.
20070078440 - Thin wall surgical irrigation tubing with longitudinal reinforcements: A length of ophthalmic surgical irrigation tubing 14 includes an inner lumen 18 for transporting fluid from a source 24 to a surgical handpiece 26. The tubing 14 has an outer surface 20 including reinforcement structure 22 formed on the outer surface 20 along the length of the tubing 14.... Agent: Bausch & Lomb Incorporated
20070078441 - Medical catheter external bolster having strain relief member: An external bolster for a medical catheter, the external bolster comprising an integral strain relief member for diminishing the effect of an externally-directed force applied to the medical catheter. In a preferred embodiment, the external bolster is a flexible, unitary member comprising a lower portion and an upper portion. The... Agent: Kriegsman & Kriegsman
20070078442 - Tapered attachment for pleural catheter: The present invention is a tapered attachment for use with a pleural catheter that connects securely to the pleural catheter and has a hollow elongated member and a tapered distal portion. When the tapered attachment connected to the prior art catheter, the hollow elongated member opens the self-sealing valve of... Agent: Charles C. Mccloskey
20070078443 - Sterile docking apparatus and method: The present invention provides an inventive apparatus and method for docking of a male luer connector fluidly interconnected or interconnectable to a medical liquid source during one or repeated periods. As such, the invention has particular application to multiple-dose medication therapy procedures. The docking apparatus comprises a holding receptacle having... Agent: Marsh, Fischmann & Breyfogle LLP
20070078444 - Drainage apparatus and method: An apparatus for removing body fluids from a body cavity by suction, such as a thorax, gastric or any other human body cavity or a wound, comprises means (9) to increase the pressure difference between a pressure in a drainage lumen (3) and a pressure in the atmosphere when an... Agent: Michael H Baniak Baniak Pine & Gannon
20070078445 - Synchronization apparatus and method for iontophoresis device to deliver active agents to biological interfaces: Active agent delivery devices, for example iontophoresis devices, adjust active agent delivery based at least in part on parameters and/or other performance information received from other active agent delivery devices. The delivery devices may monitor parameters (e.g., current, voltage, time, impedance, active agent identity) and wireless transmit signals indicative of... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLCPrevious industry: Surgery: splint, brace, or bandage
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