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01/31/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. USPTO class listing

20080027367 - Disposable swab: An anal swap having a shaft and a tapering head made of concentric layers of cellulose material.... Agent: Ostrolenk, Faber, Gerb & Soffen, LLP

20080027371 - Method and device for minimally invasive site specific ocular drug delivery: The present invention includes techniques for delivering an active agent into the eye of a subject. Accordingly, in one aspect a method may include delivering invasively an active agent into a peripheral tissue of the eye to form a drug reservoir, and applying an electric current to the drug reservoir... Agent: Thorpe North & Western, LLP.

20080027372 - Medication port for a ventilation machine: The current invention is a port for the introduction of a nebulizer or other injector of medication to the lungs of a patient. It allows for the administering of medication without the need to remove the patient from a ventilator. This in turn eliminates certain medical complications that often arise... Agent: Michael A. Shippey, Ph. D.

20080027373 - Method and apparatus for the measurement of intra-abdominal pressure utilizing a pressure transducer: A method and apparatus for measuring the intra-abdominal pressure within a patient. The system receives a supply of discharged fluid from the patient in a drainage conduit and directs the fluid to a collection container. An air-filled sensing conduit is in fluid communication with the drainage conduit and includes a... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP

20080027375 - Fluid mixture delivery instrument: The invention is directed to a fluid mixture delivery instrument which excludes entry of air during fluid delivery. The instrument has a main chamber part and a plurality of branch pipes which extend in different directions from the chamber part. The branch pipes are configured with slitted rubber stoppers with... Agent: Tyco Healthcare - Edward S. Jarmolowicz

20080027376 - Fluid dispensing device with additive: A dispensing device for dispensing medicaments to a patient which includes a supporting structure; a carriage assembly interconnected with the supporting structure for movement between a first position and a second position and a semi-rigid, collapsible reservoir carried by the carriage assembly. A stored energy source is operably associated with... Agent: James E. Brunton, Esq.

20080027368 - Disposable cartridge for a blood perfusion system: A disposable cartridge for use in extracorporeal blood perfusions systems that have a control unit for controlling the flow of fluids. The cartridge has a housing defining a plurality of internal passageways that connect to a cardiopulmonary circuit, a cardioplegia circuit and a suction circuit. The cartridge may be fitted... Agent: Popovich, Wiles & O'connell, PA 650 Third Avenue South

20080027370 - Intra-operative molecular imaging: A system for imaging an abnormal cell and or diseased tissue after topical application of a near infrared protease-specific probe is disclosed. The system includes a protease-specific near infrared (NIRF) imaging probe, means for topically administering the protease-specific probe to a diseased tissue and an imaging device capable of detecting... Agent: Mcdonald Hopkins LLC

20080027369 - Iontophoretic systems, devices, and methods 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 outer active agent membrane comprising a cross-linked polyelectrolyte gel and distributed in said gel, an interfacial layer having a first side adjacent to the outer active agent membrane,... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20080027374 - Systems and methods for delivery of peritoneal dialysis (pd) solutions: The invention provides container systems, kits and methods for peritoneal dialysis (PD) solutions. Such a system, for example, includes a first compartment that contains a PD osmotic agent and a second compartment that contains a PD buffer agent. The compartments maintain their respective contents separately from one another for purposes... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20080027377 - Catheters having actuatable lumen assemblies: A catheter comprises a first catheter shaft comprising a wall. The wall comprises at least one section of electroactive polymer having an actuated state and a non-actuated state and defines a first lumen. In the actuated state the first lumen haves a first diameter and in the non-actuated state the... Agent: Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.

20080027378 - Occlusion catheter having compliant balloon for use with complex vasculature: A catheter used for treatment of complex vasculature, such as a bifurcated aneurysm, is provided with an inflatable balloon at a distal portion thereof. The shape, location and material of the inflatable balloon are selected such that when inflated, the balloon conforms to the shape of the complex vasculature, or... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20080027379 - Catheter components formed of polymer with particles or fibers: A guidewire lumen for a catheter includes a tubular member. At least a portion of the tubular member is formed of a compound comprising a polymer and particles or fibers. The particles or fibers can reduce a friction coefficient of the portion of the tubular member while having minimal to... Agent: Wrb-ip LLP

20080027380 - Vascular access device and method: A vascular access device capable of provided entry into a blood vessel with minimal trauma and a minimal number of steps is disclosed. In one embodiment, the device utilizes 21-guage needle to install a guide wire that is 0.018 inch in diameter. A 5-8 French outer sheath and inner cannula... Agent: Pietragallo, Bosick & Gordon LLP

20080027381 - Syringe: A retractable needle safety syringe is provided having a braking mechanism. The braking mechanism may be disposed at a proximal portion of a syringe body of the syringe. The braking mechanism may comprise a brake member which is traversable between a braking position and a released position. At the braking... Agent: Stetina Brunda Garred & Brucker

20080027382 - Device for handling perfusion liquids: The device comprises a container with a manually displaceable plunger, the container being extended, forming an integral assembly, on a connection piece and a tubular element which has the filling opening at its end, which tubular element has an intermediate membrane filter for preventing the entry of harmful germs, the... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20080027383 - Cooling apparatus and method for reducing risk of male infertility in heated environments: Cooling apparatus (and method) for reducing the risk of, and/or alleviating, male infertility, particularly in a heated environment, includes: a pouch to enclose the scrotal area of the male user; a thermoelectric cooling device to be worn by the male user at a distance from the pouch; and a fluid... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan Prtsi, Inc.

20080027384 - Drilling microneedle device: Rotating microneedles and microneedle arrays are disclosed that “drill” holes into a biological barrier, such as skin. The holes can of controlled depth and diameter and suitable for microsurgery, administering drugs and withdrawal of body fluids.... Agent: Ropes & Gray LLP Patent Docketing 39/41

20080027385 - Method and apparatus for penetrating tissue: A skin penetrating system is provided with a drive force generator and a disposable housing member. A plurality of penetrating members are positioned in the disposable housing member. Each penetrating member is coupled to the drive force generator. A plurality of analyte detecting members are each associated with a penetrating... Agent: Heller Ehrman LLP

20080027386 - Fluid dispenser: A compact fluid dispenser for use in controllably dispensing fluid medicaments, such as analgesics and like medicinal agents from the device reservoir which is provided in the form of a novel bellows-type assembly. The fluid dispenser includes a unique stored energy mechanism that provides the force necessary to continuously and... Agent: James E. Brunton, Esq.

20080027387 - Cleveland round tip (crt) needle: A needle assembly is provided for mitigating penetration injury during an injection into a desired area. The assembly comprises a cannula and a stylet. The cannula includes an axially-disposed passageway and a cannula rim disposed at a distal end thereof. The cannula rim defines a non-cutting edge. The stylet is... Agent: Stetina Brunda Garred & Brucker

20080027388 - Guidewires and thin film catheter-sheaths and method of making same: Guidewires and thin-film catheter-sheaths, fabricated using vacuum deposition techniques, which are monolayer or plural-layer members having ultra-thin wall thicknesses to provide very-low profile delivery assemblies for introduction and delivery of endoluminal devices.... Agent: Rosenbaum & Associates, P.C.

20080027389 - Indwelling catheter: An indwelling catheter comprises a tube, a female connector and an elastically deformable hemostasis valve which can be pressed by a male connector. An opening taper portion tapered forwardly is formed in a longitudinal intermediate portion of an inner circumferential surface of the female connector. The elastically deformable hemostasis valve... Agent: Kubovcik & Kubovcik

20080027390 - Catheterization device and method: An improved catheterization device of the type in which a flexible catheter overlays a rigid or semi-rigid stylet, the improvement residing in the preformed arcuate curvature of the stylet, the curvature of which can be in the form of a circular arc, an elliptical arc, or an irregular curvature, for... Agent: Law Office Of Christopher Kay

20080027392 - Anchoring system for a medical article: An anchoring system includes a simply-structured device which permits a portion of a catheter or similar medical article to be easily anchored to a patient, desirably without the use of tape or needles and suturing. The anchoring system desirably includes a retainer and an anchor pad. The retainer is sized... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20080027391 - Medical line anchoring system: An anchoring system includes a simply-structured device which permits a portion of a catheter tube or similar medical article to be easily anchored to a patient, desirably without the use of tape or needles and suturing. A unitary retainer desirably includes a base connected to a cover by way of... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20080027393 - Anchoring system for a medical article: An anchoring system includes a simply-structured device which permits a portion of a catheter or similar medical article to be easily anchored to a patient, desirably without the use of tape or needles and suturing. The anchoring system desirably includes a retainer and an anchor pad. The retainer is sized... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20080027394 - Catheter securement device: A catheter securement device holds a medical article such as a catheter hub or a connector fitting in position upon the body of a patient and at least inhibits longitudinal movement of the medical article. The securement device includes a retainer and at least one anchor pad. The retainer forms... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20080027395 - Iv port holder and iv port: A housing for an IV port, the housing including two or more joinable shell portions sized and shaped to accommodate an IV port when joined, and means for usably attaching the two or more joined shell portions accommodating the IV port to a mount. A method for administering an IV... Agent: Kevin M. Farrell Pierce Atwood

20080027396 - Apparatus for applying fluid in the eye: A surgical hand tool, comprising a handle with a substantially elongated fluid guide extending away therefrom, which fluid guide terminates, at a distal end, in a brush head and is connectable, at a proximal end, to the fluid chamber accommodated in the handle, such that, during use, fluid can flow... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP

20080027397 - Medication dispensing apparatus with triple screw threads for mechanical advantage: A medication dispensing apparatus that provides a mechanical advantage. During dose preparing, a nut rotating element (410) and a screw element (368) are in a first axial arrangement such that a screwing motion of the nut rotating element and screw element relative to the apparatus housing that moves the elements... Agent: Eli Lilly & Company

20080027398 - Vascular access device volume displacement: A medical device includes a vascular access device with an access port having a septum and a slit. The slit is formed on the inner surface of the body of the septum where the access port receives an access device that is separate from the vascular access device through the... Agent: David W. Highet Becton, Dickinson And Company

20080027399 - Antimicrobial vascular access device: A medical device includes a body and an interior surface of the body that communicates with a fluid capable of delivering a pathogen to the interior surface. The medical device may also have an energy source coupled with the vascular access device that provides energy to the interior surface of... Agent: David W. Highet Becton, Dickinson And Company

20080027401 - Vascular access device filtration: A vascular access device includes an interior chamber for receiving a fluid and a filter within the interior chamber for filtering a pathogen within the fluid. A method of filtering a pathogen in a vascular access device includes providing a vascular access device having an interior chamber for receiving a... Agent: David W. Highet Becton, Dickinson And Company

20080027400 - Vascular access device non-adhering surfaces: A vascular access device may include a body and a layer of the body that communicates with a pathogenic environment to discourage adhesion of a pathogen to the layer and thus repress pathogenic activity. A method of repressing pathogenic activity in a vascular access device includes providing the device with... Agent: David W. Highet Becton, Dickinson And Company

20080027402 - Absorbent structure with improved water-absorbing material: The present invention relates to an absorbent structure suitable in, or being an adult or infant diaper or feminine hygiene article, comprising a water-absorbing material comprising water-absorbing particles that comprise a film coating, comprising an elastic film-forming polymer and an antioxidant. The invention also relates to an absorbent structure comprising... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Intellectual Property Division - West Bldg.

20080027404 - Absorbent articles and functional wipes: An absorbent article combination comprising an absorbent article and a wipe. The wipe can be a functional shape and/or in the form of a mitt. The wipe can be individually packaged and attached to an absorbent article that can be individually packaged.... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Intellectual Property Division - West Bldg.

20080027405 - Absorbent articles and printed wipes: An absorbent article combination comprising an absorbent article and a printed wipe. The printed wipe can be individually packaged and attached to an individually packaged absorbent article.... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Intellectual Property Division - West Bldg.

20080027403 - Absorbent articles and wipes: An absorbent article combination comprising an absorbent article and a wipe. The absorbent article and/or wipe can include one or more coordinated features. The wipe can be individually packaged and attached to an individually packaged absorbent article.... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Intellectual Property Division - West Bldg.

20080027406 - Shorts type disposable diaper: An outer packaging sheet in a paper diaper is provided with: hip elastic bands including a plurality of hip elastic members arranged from one joint end portion individually at a front and at a back to the other joint end portion; curved elastic bands including a plurality of curved elastic... Agent: Jordan And Hamburg LLP

20080027408 - Method for catheter placement: Light from a small laser diode is inserted in a distal end of a catheter and passed through an optical fiber that is either included in the lumen or incorporated into the wall of an invasive catheter tube during manufacture. The light is selected to be of a wavelength that... Agent: Mccarter & English , LLP Stamford Office

20080027407 - Spinal diagnostic methods and apparatus: Methods, devices and systems facilitate diagnosis, and in some cases treatment, of back pain originating in intervertebral discs. Methods generally involve introducing one or more substances into one or more discs using a catheter device. In one embodiment, a patient assumes a position that causes back pain, and a substance... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20080027409 - Patient hydration/fluid administration system and method: A patient hydration system with a first infusion subsystem for infusing a patient with fluid from a first source and a second infusion subsystem for infusing a patient with fluid from a second source. A urine output measurement subsystem determines the amount of urine output by the patient. A controller... Agent: Iandiorio And Teska

20080027410 - Vascular access device non-adhering membranes: A medical device may include a vascular access device having a body and a membrane of the body. The membrane communicates with a pathogenic environment and discourages adhesion of a pathogen to the membrane. A method of discouraging a pathogen from residing on the membrane of a vascular access device... Agent: David W. Highet Becton, Dickinson And Company

20080027411 - Guidewire placement device: This invention describes a guidewire placement device for facilitating the delivery of multiple guidewires to the branches of a tubular system. The invention also includes a method for placing guidewires in the branches of a tubular system using a device in accordance with the present invention, while mitigating guidewire entanglement.... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.

20080027412 - Apparatus and methods for uterine anesthesia: The present invention is related to an apparatus for uterine anesthesia that comprises an outer tube and an inner tube positioned within the outer tube. The apparatus is positioned in the cervical os of a patient and an anesthetic is dispensed through the inner tube. A stopper surrounding the inner... Agent: Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps LLP

20080027413 - Blood products from mesenchymal stem cells: A method of producing blood products in vitro and a method of treatment are provided. The methods include culturing isolated non-SV40 transformed mesenchymal stem cells with growth factors for a time sufficient to produce at least one type of blood products. A method of differentiating mesenchymal cells is also provided.... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20080027414 - Method of producing a catheter and a catheter: A method of producing a medical catheter having a catheter body part and a catheter tip in one integrated part by injection moulding and a catheter produced by the method. A multicomponent moulding technique for producing a catheter, e.g. a catheter made from two materials with different characteristics, is preferred.... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20080027415 - Vascular access device volume displacement: A medical device may include a vascular access device with an access port which may include a septum and a slit. The slit may be formed on the inner surface of the body of the septum and the access port may be capable of receiving a separate access device through... Agent: David W. Highet Becton, Dickinson And Company

20080027416 - Catheter with light source: An improved catheter design and related methods providing for the illumination of various anatomical structures while placed within a lumen. The catheter can include a drainage conduit, hose or tube that extends from a proximal end connected to a collection bag to a distal end with a catheter head or... Agent: Ams Research Corporation

20080027417 - Electro-mechanical system for electrophysiology and hemodynamic studies: An electrical-mechanical system may be used in electrophysiology and hemodynamic studies. The system may include a mounting arrangement couplable to a support surface for supporting a, patient. At least one catheter input module may be electrically and mechanically coupled to the mounting arrangement, the catheter input module being connectable to... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP

  
01/24/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. USPTO class listing

20080021364 - Fluidic device: A fluidic device that includes a channel and a container that generates a pressure difference in the channel when the container is broken. The container includes a brittle material. The first container (a) defines a space within the first container having a gas pressure that is different from the gas... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20080021368 - Anatomical connection: A device for use in the total cavopulmonary connection (TCPC) in order to optimize its hemodynamics. Although the current procedure of choice for single ventricle heart repairs, the TCPC has reduced the post-operative mortality to the level of simpler types of congenital heart disease repairs, Fontan patients are still subjected... Agent: Troutman Sanders LLP

20080021381 - Medical fluid access device with antiseptic indicator: A medical device, such as a vascular access device, is disclosed for providing access to a medical fluid flow path for the introduction or withdrawal of medical fluids to and from the flow path. The access device includes an indicator for providing a visual indication when the access device has... Agent: Baxter Healthcare Corporation

20080021365 - Granulocyte adsorbent: This invention relates to a granulocyte adsorbent comprising a polymer compound having an unsubstituted hydroxyl group and a hydroxyl group in which H has been substituted with at least one substituent R, a method for producing such adsorbent, a device for adsorbing granulocytes and a system for removing granulocytes using... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20080021366 - Wearable ultrafiltration device: An ultrafiltration device adapted to be worn on a portion of the body of a patient includes a blood inlet tube leading from a first blood vessel, a blood pump, an anticoagulant reservoir for infusing anticoagulants into the blood, a blood filter including a substrate through which the blood is... Agent: Howison & Arnott, L.l.p

20080021367 - Connector and blood line: A blood line assembly which is capable of being handled relatively easily includes a first tube, a second tube having a second tube body and two branch tubes branching from the second tube body, and a connector having plugs on which the first and branch tubes are removably fit. In... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20080021372 - Iontophoresis device: A device for iontophoresis. A first battery-powered array is submerged into a liquid contained in a first reservoir and a second battery-powered array is submerged into a liquid contained in a second reservoir. Each array has one or more degradable electrodes that releases ions into the liquid in the reservoir.... Agent: Etherton Law Group, LLC

20080021369 - Methods and systems for toxin delivery to the nasal cavity: Methods and systems for delivering toxin and toxin fragments to a patient's nasal cavity provide for both release of the toxin and delivery of energy which selectively porates target cells to enhance uptake of the toxin. The use of energy-mediated delivery is particularly advantageous with light chain fragment toxins which... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20080021371 - Methods and systems for treating restenosis using electroporation: A system is provided for reducing restenosis. A catheter apparatus is provided with at least first and second mono-polar electrodes positioned at an inflatable balloon. The balloon is sized to be positioned and expanded at a restenosis site. A voltage pulse generator is coupled to the first and second mono-polar... Agent: Heller Ehrman LLP

20080021370 - Near infrared microbial elimination laser system: Dual wavelength laser energy in the near infrared electromagnetic spectrum is described as destroying bacteria via photo-damage optical interactions through direct selective absorption of optical energy by intracellular bacterial chromophores. Use of various dual wave length laser systems include use of optical assembly including two distinct diode laser ranges (including... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20080021373 - Systems and methods for enhancing gas and vapor transfer for tissue treatment devices: Embodiments of the invention include methods of tissue/wound treatment and associated devices and systems, including devices for breaching bio-films contained in and around wounds, devices for maximizing moisture vapor transmission rate, and tissue dressings with added barrier features for permeable surfaces.... Agent: Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo

20080021374 - Apparatus for hemostasis and adhesion prevention for use in endoscopic surgery: The present invention relates to a system for hemostasis and prevention of adhesion for use in endoscopic surgery which allows quick and precise transfer of biopolymer particles in a constant amount onto a surgical site without agglomeration. The system utilizes a powder agitating container including a biopolymer case, a noninflammable... Agent: Hahn & Voight PLLC

20080021375 - Fluid delivery devices, systems and methods: Fluid delivery devices, systems and methods. Some of the fluid delivery devices include a body, a cannula and a septum, and are suited for enabling the delivery of fluid to a user.... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.

20080021376 - Portable mechanical insulin injection device: The present invention relates to a portable mechanical insulin injection device comprising i) a mechanical insulin injection device (10) wherein said injection device is mechanically operated by hand-operated rotating part (106) whereas the amount of injected insulin and the pre-determined injection amount of insulin are electrically controlled and displayed by... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20080021377 - Dialysis fluid heating systems: A dialysis fluid heating system includes a plurality of conductive tubes; first and second end caps located at first and second ends of the tubes, respectively, the first end cap including a dialysis fluid inlet and a dialysis fluid outlet, the end caps and the tubes configured such that dialysis... Agent: Baxter Healthcare Corporation

20080021378 - Colon hydrotherapy apparatus: A colon hydrotherapy apparatus having first and second modular units connected to one another where fluid flow components are contained in the first modular unit and electronic components which operate and control the fluid flow components are contained in the second modular unit. Pressure and temperature manifolds comprised of a... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (main)

20080021379 - Drug delivery in association with medical or surgical procedures: Disclosed are various methods and devices for facilitating medical and/or procedures that are performed without “general anesthesia,” which is also described in the specification as the state of patient “unconsciousness” resulting from a drug administered by an anesthetist or anesthesiologist. The devices safely and effectively provide and maintain drug infusions... Agent: Hogan & Hartson LLPIPGroup, Columbia Square

20080021380 - Breast pump set: A breast pump set for expressing human breastmilk comprises a breastshield (1) to be placed on the female breast with a coupling part (12) for connection to a milk collection container (2), and an electrically driven suction pump (4, 4′). The breastshield (1) is provided with an actuator (5) for... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

20080021382 - Valve treatment catheter and methods: The invention provides a catheter for insertion into a biological passage which contains a first flowing fluid, the catheter including a tubular member having a proximal end and a distal end; a fluid delivery lumen contained within the tubular member; an inflatable balloon assembly disposed at the distal end of... Agent: Brooks, Cameron & Huebsch, PLLC

20080021383 - Angioplasty method and means for performing angioplasty: An angioplasty procedure wherein a balloon dilatation catheter is movably positioned within an anchoring catheter and which in turn is located within a guiding catheter or wherein a balloon dilatation catheter is movably positioned within a guiding catheter and the anchoring catheter in turn is positioned on the external surface... Agent: Zarley Law Firm P.L.C

20080021384 - Rapid exchange balloon catheter having a reinforced inner tubular member: A balloon catheter including an elongated shaft having an inflation lumen, a guidewire lumen, a proximal shaft section, and a distal shaft section with a balloon on the distal shaft section, the distal shaft section formed by an outer tubular member having an opening in a sidewall, and an inner... Agent: Fulwider Patton, LLP (abbott)

20080021385 - Loading and release of water-insoluble drugs: A medical device, polymer composition, and method for delivering substantially water-insoluble drugs to tissue at desired locations within the body. At least a portion of the exterior surface of the medical device is provided with a polymer coating. Incorporated in the polymer coating is a solution of at least one... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20080021386 - Medical tube including an inflatable cuff having a notched collar: A medical device may include a tubular body configured to communicate gas and an inflatable cuff coupled to the tubular body at least by a collar. The tubular body may include an opening. The collar may include a notch positioned relative to the opening in the tubular body such that... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC C/o Fletcher Yoder PC

20080021387 - Medical sharps retardation apparatus and a method of retarding medical sharps from future use: A medical apparatus whose purpose it is to permanently retard future use of a medical apparatus, in particular needles, preventing accidental exposure to contaminated sharps. It facilitates the possible removal of medical devices from their respective holders, while preventing possible contaminated discharge of fluids located along the anterior or exterior... Agent: Ken Dallara, Law Office Of Ken Dallara

20080021390 - Disposable injection device: An injection device is provided. The device includes a housing having a first end defining a first opening. A plunger is received within the first opening of the housing to move between first and second positions. A cartridge is disposed in the housing and has an interior serving as a... Agent: David W. Highet Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20080021389 - Retractable needle syringe with needle trap: A syringe includes a hollow barrel and a hollow plunger extending into the barrel and being axially movable within the barrel, where the plunger includes an end wall that is releasably secured to the plunger at an opening disposed at a distal end of the plunger and is movable to... Agent: Edell, Shapiro & Finnan, LLC

20080021388 - Syringe: A syringe includes a piston (16) that is slidably guided in a casing (10), and a needle (20) adapted to be withdrawn into the casing. The piston (16) and the needle (20) are connected by a coupling (22; 22′) which is adapted to assume three states: a releasable coupling state... Agent: Richard M. Goldberg

20080021391 - Syringe: An auto-disable syringe (50,150) is disclosed which prevents re-use of the syringe whatever dose is delivered on the first use. A restrictor bobbin comprises an element (1,100) which spans the barrel of the syringe and which, after initial distal movement of the plunger (52, 152) rotates and wedges in the... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20080021392 - Medical fluid access site with antiseptic indicator: An access device including access site is disclosed for providing access to a medical fluid flow path for the introduction or withdrawal of medical fluids to and from the flow path. The access device includes an indicator for providing a visual indication when the access device has been exposed to... Agent: Baxter Healthcare Corporation

20080021393 - Portable fluid warming system: The present invention relates to a portable apparatus for warming biocompatible fluids for use in the treatment of injured patients and a method of heating a biocompatible fluid to treat a patient experiencing hypothermia. The present invention may be used to warm intravenous fluids for trauma resuscitation or to warm... Agent: Duane Morris LLP

20080021395 - Method and system for detecting an occlusion in a tube: Systems and methods for detecting an occlusion in a fluid delivery device are disclosed. The system includes a fluid delivery tube, an occlusion detection sensor configured to be coupled to the fluid delivery tube and further configured to detect occlusion within the fluid delivery tube. The fluid delivery tube includes... Agent: Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo

20080021394 - Stabilizing drive for contactless rotary blood pump impeller: A rotary blood pump includes a casing defining a pumping chamber. The pumping chamber has a blood inlet and a tangential blood outlet. One or more motor stators are provided outside of the pumping chamber. A rotatable impeller is within the pumping chamber and is adapted to cause blood entering... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP

20080021396 - Syringe assist for infusion pump: A syringe assist device for preventing vacuum stall in an infusion pump which extracts fluid medication from a conventional syringe. The syringe assist device is a plunger housed within a front case and a back case, both of which include a section for holding the infusion pump, and a chamber... Agent: Hodgson Russ LLP The Guaranty Building

20080021397 - Device for administering an injectable product: The invention provides a injection device for administering an injectable product, including a base section adapted to receive a container from which a product dose is dispensed through a needle by displacement of a piston in the container, and a drive unit including a driven member, a drive element and... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department

20080021398 - Cannulated sensing device: A cannulated sensing device is disclosed and can include a housing that can have a proximal end and a distal end. A cannula can extend from the proximal end of the housing to the distal end of the housing. Further, a sensor can be attached to the distal end of... Agent: Larson Newman Abel Polansky & White, LLP

20080021399 - System of instruments for vitrectomy surgery comprising sharp trochar, cannula and canula valve cap and method for its use: A system of instruments is provided for vitrectomy surgery, comprising a sharp trochar, a cannula and a cannula valve cap. The sharp trochar provided also has applicability to other fields of surgery. The sharp trochar has a hollow-ground blade that reduces the force necessary for insertion and upon removal leaves... Agent: Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

20080021400 - Medical device for navigation through anatomy and method of making same: Medical devices for navigation through anatomy, including guidewires, which may have a core wire, a slotted tubular member, or both. Embodiments may have coils, including non-circular cross-section edge-wound marker coils, extended coil tips, and s soldered or glued mesial joint coils. Core wires may have a step, ridge, or taper... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20080021401 - Medical device for navigation through anatomy and method of making same: Medical devices for navigation through anatomy, including guidewires, which may have a core wire, a slotted tubular member, or both. Embodiments may have coils, including non-circular cross-section edge-wound marker coils, extended coil tips, and soldered or glued mesial joint coils. Core wires may have a step, ridge, or taper at... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20080021402 - Medical device for navigation through anatomy and method of making same: Medical devices for navigation through anatomy, including guidewires, which may have a core wire, a slotted tubular member, or both. Embodiments may have coils, including non-circular cross-section edge-wound marker coils, extended coil tips, and soldered or glued mesial joint coils. Core wires may have a step, ridge, or taper at... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20080021403 - Medical device for navigation through anatomy and method of making same: Medical devices for navigation through anatomy, including guidewires, which may have a core wire, a slotted tubular member, or both. Embodiments may have coils, including non-circular cross-section edge-wound marker coils, extended coil tips, and soldered or glued mesial joint coils. Core wires may have a step, ridge, or taper at... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20080021404 - Medical device for navigation through anatomy and method of making same: Medical devices for navigation through anatomy, including guidewires, which may have a core wire, a slotted tubular member, or both. Embodiments may have coils, including non-circular cross-section edge-wound marker coils, extended coil tips, and soldered or glued mesial joint coils. Core wires may have a step, ridge, or taper at... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20080021405 - Medical device for navigation through anatomy and method of making same: Medical devices for navigation through anatomy, including guidewires, which may have a core wire, a slotted tubular member, or both. Embodiments may have coils, including non-circular cross-section edge-wound marker coils, extended coil tips, and soldered or glued mesial joint coils. Core wires may have a step, ridge, or taper at... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20080021406 - Medical device for navigation through anatomy and method of making same: Medical devices for navigation through anatomy, including guidewires, which may have a core wire, a slotted tubular member, or both. Embodiments may have coils, including non-circular cross-section edge-wound marker coils, extended coil tips, and soldered or glued mesial joint coils. Core wires may have a step, ridge, or taper at... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20080021407 - Medical device for navigation through anatomy and method of making same: Medical devices for navigation through anatomy, including guidewires, which may have a core wire, a slotted tubular member, or both. Embodiments may have coils, including non-circular cross-section edge-wound marker coils, extended coil tips, and soldered or glued mesial joint coils. Core wires may have a step, ridge, or taper at... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20080021408 - Medical device for navigation through anatomy and method of making same: Medical devices for navigation through anatomy, including guidewires, which may have a core wire, a slotted tubular member, or both. Embodiments may have coils, including non-circular cross-section edge-wound marker coils, extended coil tips, and soldered or glued mesial joint coils. Core wires may have a step, ridge, or taper at... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20080021409 - Device for protection of the needle for a syringe and injection device comprising a syringe and said protection device: The needle protection device comprises: a protector support (20), defining an introduction duct for a syringe body, a needle protector (22) which may be displaced relative to the protector support (20), between a retracted position and a deployed position, a compression spring (24), applied between the protector support (20) and... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20080021410 - Device for administering an injectable product: The invention provides a injection device for administering an injectable product, including a base section adapted to receive a container from which a product dose is dispensed through a needle by displacement of a piston in the container, and a drive unit including a driven member, a drive element and... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department

20080021413 - Drug casting: An injection device assembly includes a dispensing chamber housing and a plunger. The dispensing chamber housing is coupled to a needle. The dispensing chamber housing has an inner surface and an outer surface. The inner surface partially defines a dispensing chamber for holding a quantity of a substance. A dosage... Agent: Alcon

20080021411 - Lipid emulsions in the treatment of systemic poisoning: The present invention provides lipid emulsions and methods of intravenously administering lipid emulsions to treat systemic toxicity caused by foreign lipophilic and amphiphilic substances. In particular, methods are provided to treat cardiovascular impairment, such as cardiotoxicity, asystole and ischemia of the brain and heart, and neurological impairments, such as seizures... Agent: Greenlee Winner And Sullivan P C

20080021412 - Plunger linkage and seal for ophthalmic medical device: A disposable injection device has a dispensing chamber housing and a plunger. The dispensing chamber housing has an inner surface and an outer surface. The inner surface partially defines a dispensing chamber for receiving a quantity of a substance. The plunger is engaged with the inner surface of the dispensing... Agent: Alcon

20080021414 - Positive displacement flush syringe: A positive displacement flush syringe includes a barrel having a chamber for retaining fluid and an elongate tip extending distally therefrom having a passageway therethrough in fluid communication with the chamber. A plunger having a stopper which is slidably positioned in said chamber for driving fluid out of the chamber... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp And ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20080021415 - Device suitable for connection to a substantially tubular element: A barb connector (2) for use in a medical drainage device for draining fluid from a pleural cavity of a patient comprises a gripping portion (10), two cylindrical tubular members (11) extending outwardly from the gripping portion (10), and a plurality of annular protrusions (13) spaced-apart along the external surface... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20080021416 - Thin tube which can be hyperflexed by light: A thin tube is provided that is inserted into a lumen of a living body so as to be used, which can detect the flexed direction of the forward end of itself with the use of a sensor disposed at such forward end upon light irradiation. The forward end of... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20080021417 - Multi-lumen catheter with separate distal tips: A multi-lumen catheter including tip sections distal to a dividing point, the tip sections releasably joined by a method that produces a variable separation force between the tip sections along a length thereof. An increasing separation force may be imparted to the tip sections by providing an increasing bond strength... Agent: Morrison & Foerster, LLP

20080021418 - Lipolysis stimulator: The present invention is directed to a lipolysis stimulator and a slimming agent which stimulate or facilitate lipolysis of accumulated adipose tissue, to thereby exert the body slimming effect. The lipolysis stimulator or the slimming agent of the present invention contains as an active ingredient any form of a plant... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20080021419 - Plunger linkage method for ophthalmic medical device: A method of injecting a substance into an eye is disclosed. A connection between a disposable tip segment and a limited reuse assembly is recognized. A temperature control device is activated to alter the temperature of a substance contained in a dispensing chamber. Dosage information is read. In response to... Agent: Alcon

20080021420 - Powder dispensing pouch for mens and boys underwear: A powder-dispensing pouch that is placed in a fly pocket area of a pair of male underwear. The powder dispensing pouch has a plurality of layers of a porous material joined to create a cavity with a powder contained within the cavity and a sealed edge which keeps the powder... Agent: Litman Law Offices, Ltd.

20080021421 - Acupoint patch: A method of applying dermal patches to acupoints in order to treat medical conditions. The dermal patches can contain extracts of herbal materials.... Agent: Sheldon Mak Rose & Anderson PC

20080021422 - Packaging device for topical application of an active ingredient: The invention relates to the use of a packing device for topically applying a formulation comprises an active vasodilating principle for treating erectile dysfunction and the device comprises a body (1) which is provided with an open base (2) for receiving at least one fingertip and an application head (3)... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20080021423 - Disposable absorbent articles having a windowed removable sensor: A disposable absorbent article suitable for receiving and containing bodily exudates, the article comprising a front region, a back region and a crotch region disposed between said front and back region, each region having two opposing longitudinal edges, and wherein said article further comprises a window on any one of... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Intellectual Property Division - West Bldg.

20080021425 - Disposable pants: The present invention provides disposable pants allowing a crotch section and a front abdominal section to be bonded securely while ensuring stretchability of the front abdominal section in a pants structure in which the crotch section and front abdominal section formed as separate members are bonded. The disposable pants (1)... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20080021424 - Side seams for absorbent articles: An absorbent article is provided that includes an absorbent core disposed between a body-facing surface and a garment-facing surface wherein the two surfaces are joined to form side seams in a bonding pattern. The bonding pattern of the surfaces at the side seams increases the softness and flexibility of the... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20080021426 - Flexible absorbent article with improved body fit: An absorbent article that has a thin, conformable absorbent core where the core has at least two layers, both of which are substantially free of cellulosic fibers. The absorbent article has a Circular Bend Flexibility of less than about 15 N and an acquisition rate on the third gush of... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Intellectual Property Division - West Bldg.

20080021427 - Absorptive article: Provided is an absorptive article for giving, when worn, softness to a skin and for preventing its cellulose wadding from being displaced or cracked. In the absorptive article, absorbing bodies are interposed between a liquid permeable front surface sheet and a liquid impermeable rear surface sheet. Thermally adhesive fabric layers... Agent: Jordan And Hamburg LLP

20080021428 - Disposable absorbent articles having a pocketed temperature sensor: A disposable absorbent article suitable for receiving and containing bodily exudates that comprises a first waist region, a second waist region and a crotch region disposed between the first and second waist regions, each region having two opposing longitudinal edges; wherein said article further comprises a pocket for a non-electronic... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Intellectual Property Division - West Bldg.

20080021429 - Disposable absorbent articles having a windowed sensor: A disposable absorbent article suitable for receiving and containing bodily exudates, the article comprising a front region, a back region and a crotch region disposed between said front and back region, each region having two opposing longitudinal edges, and wherein said article further comprises a window on any one of... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Intellectual Property Division - West Bldg.

20080021431 - Wearing article: A wearing article includes a chassis and a fastening system. The chassis includes front and rear waist regions each having a waist hole defining edge and a waist hole elastic zone. The fastening system includes a first fastening component attached along side edge portions of one of the front and... Agent: Butzel Long

20080021430 - Hygiene pants for single use: Disposable hygiene pants with a front portion (2), a rear portion (3) and a crotch portion (4) provided with two leg openings (5, 6), the longitudinal edge portions (21, 22) of the front portion being connected by longitudinal weld seams (7, 8) to the longitudinal edge portions (31, 32) of... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20080021432 - Relative stiffness fasteners: A fastening member has an inboard end and an outboard end and a panel region, an end region, and a fastening element. The panel region has a proximal edge and a distal edge. The panel region is disposed adjacent to the inboard end and is more extensible than the end... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Intellectual Property Division - West Bldg.

20080021433 - Pouch for absorbent pads: A pouch for an absorbent pad is disclosed. The pouch (3) comprises a sheet of waterproof fabric formed into a pouch shape with a base (5) and a side wall (7) that extends from the base and is inwardly turned and defines an opening to insert a pad into the... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman, LLP

20080021434 - Injection port and method of making the same: An injection port for an intravenous bag including a generally hollow tube that is mountable to the intravenous bag. The hollow tube has a first end. A polymeric plug is mounted in the first end. The polymeric plug is integrally molded into the tube proximate the first end. A method... Agent: Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld L.L.P.

20080021435 - Spinal diagnostic methods and apparatus: Methods, devices and systems facilitate diagnosis, and in some cases treatment, of back pain originating in intervertebral discs. Methods generally involve introducing one or more substances into one or more discs using a catheter device. In one embodiment, a patient assumes a position that causes back pain, and a substance... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20080021436 - Analyte monitoring device and methods of use: An analyte monitor includes a sensor, a sensor control unit, and a display unit. The sensor has, for example, a substrate, a recessed channel formed in the substrate, and conductive material disposed in the recessed channel to form a working electrode. The sensor control unit typically has a housing adapted... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20080021437 - Enhancement of the efficacy of a clenching reduction device by augmenting with botulinum toxin type a: A method for reducing or preventing the occurrence of chronic tension headaches, migraine headaches, or temporormandibular disorders, including the application of a therapeutic, non-disabling, non-disfiguring dose of Botulinum Toxin Type A to the temporalis and/or messeter muscles of a patient, in combination with the use of a semi-custom intraoral discluder... Agent: Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

20080021438 - Ophthalmic injection method: A method of delivering a substance into an eye includes recognizing a connection between a tip segment and a limited reuse assembly; receiving dosage information from the tip segment; activating a temperature control device to alter a temperature of a substance to be delivered into an eye; receiving temperature information... Agent: Alcon

20080021439 - Intradermal cellular delivery using narrow gauge micro-cannula: A method for delivering cells into a subject by administering cells into the intradermal space of the skin of the subject by a microneedle. The cells are associated with cellular based therapeutics and vaccines and delivered by perpendicular insertion of the microneedle. The microneedle is a hollow needle having an... Agent: Becton, Dickinson And Company (alston & Bird LLP)

  
01/17/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. USPTO class listing

20080015484 - Apparatus and method for cleaning and disinfecting body piercings: A device for applying a treatment liquid to a wound caused by piercing of a body part is described. The device includes one or more receptacles having a well therein, suitable for accommodating a foam tablet. The receptacles are joined by a strap so that the well openings face in... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20080015485 - Method and apparatus for autotransfusion: An apparatus for collecting and salvaging blood is disclosed, comprising: a first chamber for collecting blood through an inlet port; a second chamber for receiving blood from the first chamber through a connection channel and a channel valve manually controllable to close the connection channel. Further, the apparatus comprises a... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20080015486 - System and method for determining the hematocrit and/or blood volume: A method for determining the hematocrit and/or blood volume during an extracorporeal blood treatment with an extracorporeal blood circuit, in which blood is taken with a blood pump via an arterial cannula and an arterial flexible-tube line and blood is fed back via a venous flexible-tube line and a venous... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20080015487 - System and method for delivery of regional citrate anticoagulation to extracorporeal blood circuits: The present invention includes a comprehensive replacement fluid system and method for the delivery of regional citrate anticoagulation (RCA) to extracorporeal blood circuits, wherein the system may include an online clearance monitor (OCM) and a circuit effluent online sensor system (OSS) for the continuous determination of patient plasma content of... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.

20080015488 - Glaucoma implant with double anchor mechanism: The invention relates generally medical devices and methods for the treatment of glaucoma in an animal eye and, more particularly, to medical devices and methods for treating tissue of the trabecular meshwork and/or Schlemm's canal of the eye to restore or rejuvenate a portion or all of the normal physiological... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20080015489 - Catamenial tampon employing composite yarn as withdrawal cord: The present invention is directed to a catamenial tampon which includes a primary absorbent member and a withdrawal cord having a withdrawal portion and an attachment portion. The attachment portion is joined to the primary absorbent member. The withdrawal cord includes a composite yarn, which includes a continuous string, and... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Intellectual Property Division - West Bldg.

20080015491 - Recovery catheter apparatus and method: A catheter assembly configured for retrieval of medical devices from vasculature. The catheter includes an outer catheter and an inner catheter. The inner and/or outer catheter can include a tapered terminal end portion. A mandrel can be provided to facilitate advancement of the assembly within vasculature.... Agent: Fulwider Patton LLP

20080015490 - Tube set for use with a surgical irrigation pump and tool system: A tube set for use with a surgical pump and tool system to supply irrigation fluid to the system is provided. The tube set includes a cassette for insertion into the surgical pump to engage a peristaltic pump of the system that is concealed within the surgical pump. The cassette... Agent: Howard & Howard Attorneys, P.C.

20080015492 - Cap , particularly a disinfection cap, detection device for peritoneal dialysis, bag set for peritoneal dialysis, and the use thereof: The invention relates to a cap, especially a disinfectant cap, for protecting and/or closing off the abdominal connector used in peritoneal dialysis, and to a detection device for peritoneal dialysis. The invention relates further to a bag set for peritoneal dialysis and use thereof. In view of the sometimes serious... Agent: William Collard Collard & Roe, P.C.

20080015493 - Medical fluid pumping system having real time volume determination: A medical fluid pumping system includes a medical fluid pump; a first pressure chamber connected fluidly to the medical fluid pump; a second pressure chamber connected fluidly to the medical fluid pump; first and second pressure sensors connected operably to the first and second pressure chambers, respectively; and at least... Agent: Baxter Healthcare Corporation

20080015494 - Multi-reservoir pump device for dialysis, biosensing, or delivery of substances: A pump patch device is provided for drug delivery. The device may include a substrate having a plurality of discrete reservoirs, each reservoir having a reservoir opening; a drug disposed in the reservoirs; a pump for delivering a carrier fluid through or adjacent to the reservoir openings; a flow channel... Agent: Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

20080015495 - Method and apparatus for noninvasive intraductal fluid diagnostic screen: Disclosed is a method and apparatus for accomplishing a noninvasive screen for breast disease markers, including breast cancer markers and cytologically abnormal cells. Intraductal fluid is noninvasively aspirated using compression, heating and suction cycles. The removed sample is thereafter assayed for the presence of cytologically abnormal cells and/or one or... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20080015496 - Safety device for a bottle for medical use: The invention relates to a device which is used to transfer a medicament from a bottle to an infusion bag or a hypodermic syringe and which comprises a tubular chamber (1). According to the invention, one end of the chamber is open (2) such that the bottle can be inserted... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20080015497 - Device and method for treating constricted sinus passageway: A balloon catheter for treating a constricted sinus passageway of a patient includes an elongate flexible shaft defining a lumen therein, the elongate flexible shaft having a proximal end and distal region. The elongate flexible shaft may include a kink-resistant coil in the distal region. A hub is affixed to... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP

20080015498 - Systems and devices for soft tissue augmentation: Medical devices, systems and kits for filling tissue are disclosed. The device has a first configuration wherein the device can pass through a small catheter or needle placed in the tissue to be filled and a second configuration in which the device is expandable to a predetermined or customizable shape.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20080015500 - Application of a therapeutic substance to a tissue location using an expandable medical device: A non-polymeric or biological coating applied to radially expandable medical delivery device provides uniform drug distribution and permeation of the coating and any therapeutic agents mixed therewith into a targeted treatment area within the body. The delivery device is expanded using the pressure of an inflation fluid. After expanding the... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP

20080015501 - Abdominal wall balloon to treat obesity: Disclosed are methods and apparatus for implantation into the walls of an organ such as the stomach. Deformable or inflatable anchors with a connector between are used to pull the walls of the organ together, or to implant devices in the wall of the organ. Also disclosed are surgical instruments... Agent: Michael Gertner

20080015499 - Balloon catheter with radiopaque marker: A catheter for delivering a stent includes an outer tube having a proximal end, a distal end and a wall defining a lumen; an inner tube disposed within the outer tube and defining a lumen for a guidewire, wherein a portion of a length of the inner tube is wrapped... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.

20080015502 - Heating profile for medical instruments: The temperature control means (5c, 5c) of an elastic heating profile (1), which heat and/or cool a medical instrument inserted into a cavity (3) of the heating profile (1), are provided in bores (4a, 4b, 4c, . . . ) having a bore diameter (110, 110′) which is smaller than... Agent: Kohler Schmid Moebus

20080015503 - Injection device: The invention refers to an injection device for the injection of a medical agent, in particular insulin, comprising: a housing, a reception compartment for a vial containing the agent to be injected, advancement mechanics for moving an injection needle that is inserted in the device in a direction of puncturing,... Agent: Baker & Daniels LLP / Roche

20080015504 - Medical suction control with isolation characteristics: A suction regulator for controlling a level of negative pressure in a system in which compensatory clean airflow is used to isolate a control device for regulating suction delivered to a patient is disclosed. The regulator comprises an inlet; an outlet; a controller for controlling the suction delivered to the... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20080015506 - Infusion device with disposable elements: An infusion device with a disposable administration set which is inexpensive to manufacture. In the preferred embodiment of the present invention the disposable administration set has a plurality of elongated cam followers connected to a plate assembly, wherein the cam followers are displaced in a predetermined sequence and forced against... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20080015505 - Infusion pump system for use in mri suites: A tubing set includes a length of tubing having at least a section thereof that is fabricated to function with an infusion pump. The tubing set further preferably includes a first valve that is removably connected to the length of tubing on a first end thereof. The first valve is... Agent: Gregory L Bradley Medrad Inc

20080015507 - Rapid infusion system: A rapid infusion system for the intravenous delivery of fluids at standard and rapid flow rates. The system includes a pump assembly, a drive assembly to power the pump, and a fluid containment system that keeps the infused fluid out of direct contact with the pump assembly and that is... Agent: Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

20080015508 - Telescopic wire guide: A telescopic wire guide is disclosed. The telescopic wire guide comprises an outer wire having a proximal end and a distal end. The outer wire has a lumen formed from the proximal end through the distal end. The telescopic wire guide further comprises a core wire disposed within the lumen... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20080015509 - Self suturing anchor device: A catheter securement device which automatically deploys one or more sutures to secure a catheter without requiring the practitioner to manually suture the catheter to the self-suturing anchor device. A ratchet mechanism having one or more rotatable ratchet members which pivot and a ratchet member engagement spring which maintains contact... Agent: Merit Medical Systems, Inc. C/o Stoel Rives, LLP

20080015510 - Ampoule recognition: An injection device for dispensing a medical substance in doses, comprising a connecting point at which an ampoule can be inserted into the device, wherein in the area of the connecting point, at least one transfer element is provided which can engage with a surface structure of an ampoule and/or... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department

20080015512 - Hypodermic injection system: A hypodermic injection system particularly for use in mass immunizations having a handpiece with a grasping mechanism for holding ampules filled with injectate, a plunger for driving into the ampule to discharge the injectate in an injection process, an injection spring mechanism for driving the plunger, a motor and/or manual... Agent: D. Peter Hochberg Co. L.p.a.

20080015511 - Method of assembly of drug delivery devices: The present invention relates to a method for the assembly of drug delivery devices, in particular of pen-type drug delivery devices, having a dose dial mechanism and a drive mechanism, enabling the administration of medicinal products from a multidose cartridge and the drug delivery devices obtainable according to the said... Agent: Andrea Q. Ryan Sanofi-aventis U.s. LLC

20080015513 - Passive delivery system diluents mixing and delivery: A syringe system for the administration of lyophilized drugs includes a syringe barrel and a stopper and a needled guard each coupled with the syringe barrel. A reconstitution plunger is removably coupled with the stopper. A diluent is withdrawn from the syringe into a vial containing a lyophilized drug, and... Agent: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLPIPProsecution Department

20080015514 - Latching control device: A dose metering mechanism for use in administering doses of an injectable product from an injection device, the dose metering mechanism including a rack with teeth, a feed sleeve displaceable relative to the rack, a first catch element associated with the feed sleeve for latching in the teeth of the... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department

20080015515 - Top and bottom clamping for a surgical cassette: Embodiments of the present invention provide top and bottom clamping of a surgical cassette. One embodiment of the present invention includes a surgical cassette adapted for use in a surgical system having a first side (e.g., an inner side) and second side (e.g., an outer side). The surgical cassette, according... Agent: Alcon

20080015516 - Microneedle devices with controlled uncapping: A microneedle device includes a device body supporting a number of microneedles. A protective cover assumes a closed state in which it protects the microneedles against inadvertent contact and an open state in which the microneedles are exposed. The device body and the protective cover are configured such that, for... Agent: Dr. Mark M. Friedman C/o Bill Polkinghorn - Discovery Dispatch

20080015517 - Insertion device: An insertion device (10), by which a medical instrument or an electrode line or a guide wire or a medical therapeutic agent may be inserted into a body cavity, comprises a lumen section (11) manufactured from a flexible plastic material, having a longitudinal axis, a proximal end and a distal... Agent: Dewitt Ross & Stevens S.c.

20080015520 - Auto-injector with active agent container latching: In an elongated casing, an active agent container connected to an injection needle can be shifted axially by a spring force. Auto-injectors which are sold or distributed filled and with the springs tensed have to be provided with a needle protecting cap to ensure the sterility of the injection needle.... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department

20080015519 - Needle mounting system and a method for mounting a needle assembly: A needle mounting system and methods for mounting a needle assembly on a needle mount are disclosed. The needle mounting system includes a needle hub having protrusions extending radially inward. A needle mount has a plurality of slots to receive the protrusions. The slots have a first portion that defines... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Patent Department

20080015518 - Systems and methods for luminal access: A luminal access system comprises an evertable, lubricious sleeve, a pusher tube, and optionally a lumen tube. The evertable, lubricious sleeve is attached to a non-evertable sheath which is coaxially received over the pusher tube. A distal portion of the evertable sleeve folds or everts into an axial passage of... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20080015522 - Dual chamber injector integrated with micro-needles: This invention relates to a medical injection system for the intradermal injection of two or more fluid substances via micro-needles, and most preferably via a linear array of micro-needles, although the array need not be linear. Injecting two fluid substances contained in two separate chambers of the delivery device can... Agent: Dr. Mark M. Friedman C/o Bill Polkinghorn - Discovery Dispatch

20080015521 - Intradermal syringe and needle assembly: A method for using a needle assembly for an intradermal injection, and a drug delivery device is provided, which includes a needle cannula and a limiter surrounding the needle cannula and includes a skin engaging surface on the limiter. The limiter is moveable from a first position in which an... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp And ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20080015523 - Medical agent delivery system and method: A medical agent delivery system and method of dispensing a medical agent include providing a medical agent dispensing member and supporting said medical agent dispensing member at the gastro-esophageal region of the patient.... Agent: Van Dyke, Gardner, Linn & Burkhart, LLP

20080015524 - Eyewash system: An eyewash system is disclosed. The eyewash system includes a mounting apparatus and a container coupled to the mounting apparatus and having a removable portion. Movement of the container relative to the mounting apparatus separates the removable portion from the container to provide an opening in the container. The removable... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20080015525 - Athlete's foot treatment tool: With the effect of alcohol, components of athlete's foot medicine penetrate deeply into the skin and athlete's foot is cured early and completely. The athlete's foot treatment liquid is a mixture of athlete's foot medicine and alcohol, which has a feature of penetrating into the skin well. The athlete's foot... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20080015526 - Suction canister: A suction canister is formed by a container on which is secured a lid provided with a plurality of ports, one of which is corrected to a suction source and another of which is connected by a hose used to suction fluids at a patient bedside. The port connected to... Agent: Ladas & Parry

20080015527 - Catheter assemblies having protective sheaths: Devices and methods are disclosed for a catheterization process, particularly useful for self-performed catheterizations. A catheter is enclosed in a sheath which has a textured surface. This textured surface provides grip that is particularly useful for those with low manual dexterity.... Agent: Moazzam & Associates, LLC

20080015528 - Clothing article incorporated with urine drainage device: An article of clothing incorporated with a urine drainage device according to the present invention primarily comprises: a clothing article having an opening at the front region sheet positioned corresponding to a wearer's urinary organ, a foundation settled about said opening having a round hole, a foundation with a round... Agent: Charles E. Baxley, Esq.

20080015529 - Designing the shape of absorbent articles worn close to the body: A method for designing an absorbent article to be worn close to the body is disclosed. For one embodiment of the method, the steps are attaching middy tape in the shape of an edge of a first element of an absorbent article onto a body form to create an outline... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Intellectual Property Division - West Bldg.

20080015530 - Method using a dry fluidized bed for producing thin, absorbent surface structures: A process for producing thin absorbent planar structures which may be used in hygiene products such as diapers, incontinence products, wound contact materials or sanitary napkins to absorb body fluids, comprises the steps of: A) producing a mixture of an adhesive in dispersion form and a particulate absorbent by fluidizing... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

20080015531 - Disposable absorbent articles comprising non-biopersistent inorganic vitreous microfibers: An absorbent article having a distribution member comprising non-biopersistent inorganic vitreous microfibers. The microfibers have an average effective diameter between about 0.1 micron and about 6 microns and are arranged in a fibrous assembly having a basis weight between about 40 g/m2 and about 350 g/m2 and a density between... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Intellectual Property Division - West Bldg.

20080015532 - Absorbent article having multi fiber and density absorbent core: An absorbent article having a core with superior fluid absorption and retention capabilities is disclosed herein. In the disclosed invention, a layer of low-density fibers is placed adjacent to the top, bottom or both surface of the high-density absorbent core. The materials used for making the low-density layers are preferably... Agent: Gosz And Partners LLP

20080015533 - Designing the shape of absorbent articles worn close to the body: A method for designing an absorbent article to be worn close to the body is disclosed. For one embodiment of the method, the steps are attaching middy tape in the shape of an edge of a first element of an absorbent article onto a body form to create an outline... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Intellectual Property Division - West Bldg.

20080015534 - Disposable pants: To achieve the above object, there are provided a front abdominal section (2) and a rear section (3) joined almost annularly and a crotch section (4) provided to be joined between the front abdominal section (2) and rear section (3), and breaking line parts (17a, 17b) are provided on the... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20080015535 - Method of attaching a body attachable sanitary protection article including tactile placement aid: A method of attaching a body-attachable absorbent article, the absorbent article including a liquid pervious cover, a liquid impermeable barrier, a body facing surface, a garment facing surface, an adhesive for securing the article to the body arranged on the body facing surface, and atactile placement aid that is tactilely... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20080015536 - Absorbent article having flap activation: An absorbent article such as a sanitary napkin, adult incontinence device, or the like. The absorbent article has a pair of flaps for securing the absorbent article. The flaps extend laterally outward from the main body portion of the article. The flaps are associated with the main body portion at... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Intellectual Property Division - West Bldg.

20080015537 - Disposable wearable absorbent articles with anchoring systems: Embodiments of the present disclosure include disposable wearable absorbent articles with anchoring systems. In an embodiment, a disposable wearable absorbent article includes an absorbent core and an anchoring system configured to anchor the absorbent core to a wearer. The article is configured to experience an average sag of less than... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Intellectual Property Division - West Bldg.

20080015538 - Absorbent garment: A washable, reusable garment for retention of body fluids when worn on a person's lower body part. The garment has a crotch portion and a body portion. The crotch portion has an absorbent composite, and a pocket adapted for receiving a removable absorbent pad. The body portion has a waist... Agent: Moore & Van Allen PLLC

20080015539 - Bottle with adapter for receiving needleless syringe: An adapter assembly for connecting a medication bottle to a needleless syringe, particularly a luer-lock syringe, is provided. The bottle adapter includes a cylindrically-shaped main body. Multiple annular fins project outwardly from the main body for engaging and gripping the interior surfaces of the bottle. This close interference fitting between... Agent: Daniel W. Sullivan Dentsply International Inc.

20080015540 - Implantable devices and methods for treating sinusitis and other disorders: Devices, systems and methods for stenting, spacing, draining, ventilating and/or delivering drugs and other therapeutic or diagnostic substances to desired locations within the bodies of human or non-human animal subjects, including methods and systems for treating paranasal sinusitis and ethmoid disease.... Agent: Stout, Uxa, Buyan & Mullins LLP

20080015541 - Embolectomy catheters and methods for treating stroke and other small vessel thromboembolic disorders: Embolectomy catheters, rapid exchange microcatheters, systems and methods for removing clots or other obstructive matter (e.g., thrombus, thromboemboli, embolic fragments of atherosclerotic plaque, foreign objects, etc.) from blood vessels. This invention is particularly useable for percutaneous removal of thromboemboli or other obstructive matter from small blood vessels of the brain,... Agent: Inskeep Intellectual Property Group, Inc

20080015542 - Device and method to slow or stop the heart temporarily: Implantable cardiac drug delivery systems. The systems are installed endocardially into a chamber in the heart, and are variously capable of delivering anti-arrhythmia agents into the heart wall, and into the epicardial space outside the heart, and into other chambers in the heart through the septa of the heart.... Agent: Crockett & Crockett

20080015543 - Cold gas spray for stopping nosebleeds: A method and apparatus to treat nosebleeds includes the steps of producing cold air using the input of air into a cooling apparatus and administering the cold air to the inside of the nose. The apparatus includes a cooling device with no moving parts. Preferably the cooling device is a... Agent: The Law Office Of Randall T. Erickson, P.C.

20080015544 - Method for accessing a sinus cavity and related anatomical features: A method of confirming the location of an elongate member configured for placement within a patient's sinus cavity comprises introducing the elongate member through a nasal passageway to place a distal tip of the elongate member in a test position, the elongate member configured to emit illuminating light via the... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP

20080015545 - Dual thermal coefficient dispensing chamber: An injection device has a dispensing chamber housing, a plunger, and a temperature control device. The dispensing chamber housing has a first part and a second part. The first part is thermally coupled to a needle. The second part is thermally coupled to the first part. The second part has... Agent: Alcon

20080015546 - Methods and formulations for optimal local delivery of cell therapy via minimally invasive procedures: The present invention relates to methods, kits, and compositions for safe and efficient delivery of a bioagent to a targeted area of an organ. The method comprises preparing a suspension comprising the bioagent, a contrast agent, and a vehicle, wherein said suspension has an osmolarity from about 270 mOsm to... Agent: Fox Rothschild, LLP

20080015547 - Stylet free flexible-tip epidural catheter and method of making: The distal end of a flexible tip epidural catheter is stiffened by the insertion of a stress oriented plastic tubular section into the end of the interior of the catheter removed from a terminal flexible tip and then expanded into contact with the wall of the interior of the catheter... Agent: Charles A. Wilkinson, Esq.

20080015548 - Intraurethral device and method: A device and method for treating female urinary incontinence is provided. A device in accordance with the invention includes a sheath having a distal portion, a proximal portion, and a lumen extending therebetween. A distal member is elastically hinged to the distal portion of the sheath. A flow control valve... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20080015550 - Methods and systems for neural maintenance and regeneration: Methods and systems are described that release one or both of a neurotrophin and an inhibitor of the degradation of the neurotrophin within or in the vicinity of a highly innervated tissue. In some embodiments, the method includes regulating the release of the neurotrophin and the inhibitor of degradation over... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

20080015549 - System for processing medication restriction information: A system integrates drug cumulative dosage monitoring, clinical information storage and workflow providing clinical notifications and worklists. The system monitors patient cumulative medication intake and includes at least one repository of information identifying medications and associated cumulative dosage limits for different time periods and for different types of patient. A... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

  
01/10/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. USPTO class listing

20080009781 - System and method for providing a graft in a vascular environment: An apparatus is provided that includes a graft for coupling two vascular conduits within a patient. The graft includes: 1) an anchor system that forms an arc at one end of the conduits; and 2) a body element coupled to the anchor system. The anchor system comprises a biodegradable stent.... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.

20080009783 - Connector for packings containing medical liquids, and corresponding packing for medical liquids: A connector for packings containing medical liquids, particularly infusion, transfusion or enteral bags, comprises a connecting part (1) for accommodating a spike for drawing out the liquid and comprises a closure part (3) that closes the passage (2) inside the connecting part (1). The connecting part (1) has an elastically... Agent: Mayer Brown LLP

20080009780 - Systems and methods of blood-based therapies having a microfluidic membraneless exchange device: The present invention is directed to devices, systems and methods for removing undesirable materials from a sample fluid by contact with a second fluid. The sample fluid flows as a thin layer adjacent to, or between, concurrently flowing layers of the second fluid, without an intervening membrane. In various embodiments,... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP

20080009782 - Methods and devices for transdermal electrotransport delivery of lofentanil and carfentanil: Electrotransport drug delivery devices, systems and methods for delivery of lofentanil or carfentanil are disclosed. The lofentanil or carfentanil may be provided as a water soluble salt (e.g., lofentanil or carfentanil hydrochloride), such as in a hydrogel formulation. A transdermal, electrotransport delivered dose of lofentanil or carfentanil is provided which... Agent: Diehl Servilla LLC

20080009784 - Dialysis catheter: A catheter comprising an inner tube having a distal end, a first lumen and a first delivery opening communicating with the first lumen for delivery of fluid to a patient and a second outer tube having a distal end, a second lumen and a first withdrawal opening communicating with the... Agent: Rex Medical

20080009785 - Topical delivery of vaccines: The present invention provides improved methods for delivery of substances into the skin. It has been discovered that delivery of substances such as nucleic acids, amino acids, amino acid derivatives, peptides and polypeptides simultaneously with abrasion of the skin enhances delivery and the biological response as compared to application of... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp And ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20080009786 - Drug-eluting device for treatment of chronic total occlusions: A drug-eluting medical device and method for treating a chronic total occlusion. The drug-eluting medical device is implanted into the chronic total occlusion and elutes a drug that softens or dissolves the plaque of the occlusion over a period of time. After the medical device has resided in the occlusion... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department

20080009787 - Method and apparatus for presetting device operating levels with display: Techniques for control of fluid delivery from a fluid reservoir by a medical infusion pump are described. Setting of at least one electronically-controllable pumping parameter is determined by the use of one or more mechanical keys. The mechanical key actuates one or more electronic switches of a mechanical key receptacle... Agent: Thorpe North & Western, LLP.

20080009788 - Surface injection device: A needle-free transdermal transport device for non-axially transferring a substance across a surface of a biological body includes a reservoir for holding a substance being transferred. A piston is positioned within the device in communication with the reservoir. An actuator drives the piston to expel the substance from the reservoir.... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.

20080009789 - Liquid drug medical devices and needle shield removal device: The present invention relates to liquid drug medical devices for enabling the administration of liquid drugs, and also a needle shield removal device for safely removing needle shields.... Agent: Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld L.L.P.

20080009790 - Syringe for medical interventions and kit for reconstituting extemporaneous substance, comprising said syringe: Error correction coding is provided for codeword headers in a data tape format, such as a Linear Tape-Open, Generation 4 (LTO-4) data tape format. The data tape format defines a codeword quad as having first and second codeword headers interleaved with first and second codeword pairs, each codeword header comprising... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20080009791 - Remotely controlled catheter insertion system: A remotely controlled insertion system for a medical device is described. The system comprises a robotic device and a remote control mechanism. The robotic device has a handle controller to receive and hold the control handle or proximal end of a medical device. The medical device is capable of moving... Agent: Wolf, Block, Shorr And Solis-cohen LLP

20080009792 - System and method for deliverying an agglomeration of solid beads and cement to the interior of a bone in order to form an implant within the bone: A system for forming an implant to stabilize an interior of a vertebral body is provided. The system includes a delivery cannula (18) in which there is an agglomeration of beads (20) and cement (22). A membrane is disposed over the open end of the cannula. When the agglomeration is... Agent: Intel. Prop./ Rnd Stryker Corporation

20080009793 - Foley catheter adaptor: A safety adaptor having attachment components and reservoir components for use with balloon anchored catheters such that if the catheter is forcibly removed the reservoir components will act as a safety valve and allow the anchoring balloon to deflate. The safety adaptor acts to minimize damage caused to a patient... Agent: Office Of The Staff Judge Advocate U.s. Army Medical Research And Materiel Command

20080009794 - Apparatus and method for temporary hemostasis: An apparatus for providing hemostasis within a puncture through tissue includes an elongate member having a lumen extending between proximal and distal ends thereof, an expandable member carried on the distal end and a housing on the proximal end, the housing including an interior communicating with the lumen, and further... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP

20080009795 - Plunger of a syringe: A plunger of a syringe characterized by a hook unit formed integrally at the front end of the stopper of thereof. The hook unit comprises a central rod and a push wing extended outwardly from a lateral wall of the central rod. The push wing can be attached to the... Agent: Huang Hung Chi

20080009796 - Syringe assembly having disabling mechanism with tamper resistance features: A syringe assembly having passive disabling structure includes a barrel and a plunger rod assembly. The plunger rod assembly includes a plunger rod and a stopper connected by an indexing locking element. The number of strokes of the syringe plunger before the stopper is locked into the barrel rendering the... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp And ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20080009797 - Trocar system and method of use: A trocar system including a cannula and an obturator assembly being at least partially insertable through the cannula. The obturator assembly including a housing, a penetrating tip disposed at a distal end, an elongated shield including a guard extending from a shaft are movable relative to the penetrating tip, and... Agent: Neil D. Gershon, Esq. Dil Worth & Barrese

20080009798 - Modular seal and valve assembly and method of operation: A modular seal and valve assembly which includes a seal and passageway, the seal having a cross-sectional diameter which converges in a direction of passage of an instrument through the passageway. The seal includes at least one seal engaging member which is engageable with the seal for biasing the passageway... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20080009799 - Resilient protection sleeve for balloon catheter: A sleeve may be used on a balloon catheter for several purposes, including protecting, forming and shaping the balloon, and also to reduce the balloon profile. A resilient protection sleeve may have a generally tubular structure, with one or more wings extending radially outward that act as resilient clamps. The... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20080009801 - Method for dispensing material into a drug delivery device: In a method for dispensing a material into a drug delivery device, a transdermal drug delivery device having reservoirs is provided, in which the reservoirs are in fluid communication with microneedles configured for insertion into a user's skin. Instructions to deposit first and second materials are received and a first... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20080009802 - Method of treating acne with stratum corneum piercing device: The invention features a method of treating acne by piercing the stratum corneum of skin in need of such treatment with a stratum corneum-piercing device including a microprotrusion member having a skin-contacting surface and plurality of stratum corneum-piercing microprotrusions thereon.... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20080009803 - Multi-lumen catheter and methods for making the catheter: A multilumen catheter assembly is provided, which includes a unitary portion and at least two distal end tubes extending distally from the unitary portion. The unitary portion includes an exterior having a generally round or oval shape in cross section and includes at least two distal end tubes of generally... Agent: Blank Rome LLP

20080009800 - Transdermal drug delivery device: A transdermal drug delivery device includes a cassette and a lid that is attachable to the cassette. The cassette includes a first reservoir for containing a drug and microneedles. At least one of the microneedles is in fluid communication with the first reservoir. The lid includes a power source and... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20080009804 - Vascular catheter apparatus and method: An apparatus and method for introducing a secondary wire guide into a patient over an indwelling primary wire guide. The apparatus includes a catheter comprising an elongated shaft having proximal and distal end portions and a main lumen extending through a substantial portion thereof. The distal end portion of the... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20080009805 - Integrated package: The present invention generally relates to skin-mountable devices. A device in accordance with the invention comprises a first skin-mountable unit having a mounting surface comprising adhesive means for adhering the unit to the skin of a subject, and a second handling unit releasably attached to the skin-mountable unit. The handling... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Patent Department

20080009806 - Blood sampling device: A blood sampling device has a barrel, an inner tube, a base and a spring. The barrel has a front end, a rear end, a pipe and a cap. The pipe is formed on the front end. The cap is formed on the rear end. The inner tube is mounted... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC

20080009807 - Administration device with an insertion mechanism and a delivery mechanism: A device for administering an injectable product including an insertion mechanism for inserting an injection needle into a tissue, the insertion mechanism including a first pressure element, a delivery mechanism for delivering the product from a product container, the delivery mechanism including a second pressure element, and a trigger for... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department

20080009808 - Lock apparatus for a safety needle assembly: A safety needle assembly has a rigid housing that encloses a locking mechanism cooperable with actuator that slides over the tip of the needle to prevent accidental sticks after the needle has been used. The locking mechanism operates to place into interference two members, one of which is fixed relative... Agent: Miller Law Group, PLLC

20080009809 - Device for administering medical liquids and method for the manufacturing thereof: A device for administering medical liquids comprising a tubular element made of moulded plastic material and an elastic sealing body made of elastic thermoplastic material overmoulded within one end of the tubular element with a part for anchorage on the outside of said end.... Agent: Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti PC

20080009810 - Dysphagia recovery by electrical stimulation: A device for assisting recovery from dysphagia, and a method of preventing and/or treating dysphagia. The device includes a catheter suitable for insertion into the body of a patient, for the introduction of nutrients to the stomach of said patient, and electrodes located on a surface of the catheter, the... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20080009811 - Non-skin-contacting microneedle array applicator: An applicator used to apply microneedle arrays to a mammal. An applicator capable of sensing a controlled distance from a skin surface and propelling a microneedle array across this distance and into the skin surface is disclosed. A method of applying a microneedle array to a skin surface by placing... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20080009812 - Device for the treatment of wounds using a vacuum: The invention relates to a device (100) for treating wounds of the human or animal body using a vacuum and having a gas-tight wound-covering element (4), which, when placed in contact with the body of the patient, forms a wound space (10) between the respective wound and the wound-covering element,... Agent: Milde & Hoffberg, LLP

20080009813 - Method for securing a urine meter to a urine bag: A method is disclosed for securing a fluid meter to a fluid collection bag. The method includes the steps of providing a meter having a housing defining a fluid receptacle and at least one drain opening, providing a collection bag defining a fluid reservoir and having at least one inlet... Agent: Kendall (cdfs)

20080009814 - Resilient device: A urinary incontinence device includes a working portion having an insertion equivalent diameter ranging from about 10 to about 25 mm and a use equivalent diameter ranging from about 25 to about 35 mm under an expansion pressure of about 20 to about 150 cm H2O.... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20080009815 - Vacuum control system for a breast pump: A closed-loop vacuum control system for a powered breast pump is the subject of the present disclosure. The vacuum control system includes a source of vacuum for applying a vacuum to a milk collection kit. It also includes a device for setting the vacuum level to be produced by the... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

20080009816 - Pants-type wearing article: A pants-type wearing article includes front and rear waist regions connected to each other by fastener means in a detachable and refastenable manner. Each of the fastener means comprises a sheet-like supporting element adapted to be folded in a Z-shape or an inverted Z-shape as the front and rear waist... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20080009818 - Adjustable width and length sanitary napkin and panty liner: A single adjustable sanitary napkin or panty liner includes both folding panels and tear-away panels to adjust the width and/or the length to a particular woman or outfit. The panels may be folded and/or torn away to adjust the shape and the size of the sanitary napkin or panty liner.... Agent: Ilse Rubio

20080009819 - Knitted loop tape and diaper provided with the same: A knitted loop tape comprises a pressure sensitive adhesive layer; a film backing layer located above the pressure sensitive adhesive layer and bonded thereto; and a loop fabric layer located above the film backing layer and bonded thereto, the loop fabric layer having a first side and a second side... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20080009817 - Pant-type absorbent article and a method for its manufacture: A pant-type absorbent article, at least one of the front and back panels having an elastic web material constituting the sole component of at least part of the front and/or back panels, the elastic waistband being joined to the waist edge of at least one of the front and back... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20080009820 - Diaper for adults: A diaper for adults includes a front waist region, a rear waist region and a crotch region extending therebetween, wherein side edge portions of the front and rear waist regions are detachably connected to each other so as to form a waist hole and a pair of leg holes, the... Agent: Butzel Long

20080009821 - Net hook fasteners: The present invention concerns a polymeric film hook netting comprising a continuous film backing having a net section formed of plurality of a first set of thermoplastic strands extending in a first direction and a second set of integral strands extending in a second direction at least one of which... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20080009822 - Needleless access vial: A needleless access vial, including a vial, a valve for sealing the vial, the valve comprising a valve element positioned in a valve body, a retainer positioned about the valve body, valve element and a portion of the vial to sealingly sandwich the valve element between a portion of the... Agent: Holland & Knight LLP Attn: Stefan V. Stein/IPDept.

20080009825 - Microneedle array applicator and retainer: An applicator that has an elastic band to snap a microneedle array against the skin with a predetermined force and velocity. The microneedle array, which may be pre-loaded with drug(s), is attached to the elastic band such that the band can be secured in place (e.g., wrapped around a person's... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20080009824 - Pump assembly and method for infusion device: A delivery device includes a durable housing portion and a separable disposable portion that selectively engage and disengage from each other. The disposable housing portion contains a reservoir and secures to the patient and may be disposed of after it has been in use for a prescribed period. A disposable... Agent: Foley & Lardner

20080009823 - Syringe devices and methods useful for delivering osteogenic material: Described are syringe devices useful in delivering medical materials internally in patients. In certain embodiments, syringe devices of the invention include widening internal lumen to assist in effective delivery of substances therethrough, and/or curved barrel portions with curved lumens therein. In still further disclosed embodiments, syringe devices include adaptations to... Agent: Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, Mcnett & Henry LLP

20080009827 - Method for producing model animal of vascular wall lesion: An object to be achieved by the present invention is to provide a method for producing a model animal of vascular wall lesion. The present invention provides a method for producing a non-human model animal of vascular wall lesion, which comprises invading a part of an artery of a non-human... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20080009826 - Spinal diagnostic methods and apparatus: Methods, devices and systems facilitate diagnosis, and in some cases treatment, of back pain originating in intervertebral discs. Methods generally involve introducing one or more substances into one or more discs using a catheter device. In one embodiment, a patient assumes a position that causes back pain, and a substance... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20080009829 - Balloon catheter having a branched distal section with secured branches: An improved stent design and stent delivery catheter assembly for repairing a main vessel and a side branch vessel forming a bifurcation. The stent includes rings aligned along a common longitudinal axis and connected by links, where the stent has one or more portals for aligning with and partially expanding... Agent: Fulwider Patton, LLP (abbott)

20080009828 - Spinal diagnostic methods and apparatus: Methods, devices and systems facilitate diagnosis, and in some cases treatment, of back pain originating in intervertebral discs. Methods generally involve introducing one or more substances into one or more discs using a catheter device. In one embodiment, a patient assumes a position that causes back pain, and a substance... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20080009830 - Biodegradable elastomeric patch for treating cardiac or cardiovascular conditions: Provided herein is a biodegradable elastomeric patch that can be implanted on a heart or other portions of the cardiovascular system to repair tissue deficiencies or tissue damage. The biodegradable elastomeric patch may be engineered to have mechanical properties similar to that of soft tissue and to provide mechanical support... Agent: Jesse A. Hirshman, Esq.

20080009831 - Selectively flexible catheter and method of use: Catheter assembly including an elongate shaft comprising a thermoplastic polymer such as a thermoplastic shape memory polymer having a pre-selected glass transition temperature (Tg) and a means for heating the thermoplastic polymer, wherein the thermoplastic polymer is in a rubbery state at temperatures above the glass transition temperature and is... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20080009833 - Heat weld tubing connectors: The present invention provides thermoplastic tubes, thermoplastic melting plates, thermoplastic tube connecting apparatus, and methods for using the same.... Agent: Don D. Cha

20080009832 - Connection system for multi-lumen catheter: A catheter connection system is described herein, including a hub assembly and a connector assembly, the hub assembly including a cannula configured for insertion into a catheter lumen and the connector assembly including a collet and collar. The collet is connected to the hub assembly and positioned about a distal... Agent: Morrison & Foerster, LLP

20080009834 - Valve for a surgical or medical instrument: A valve for surgical or medical instruments includes a passage that can be at least partially sealed by twisting a flexible section (1) of the passage wall, an element for rotating a mobile end (3) of flexible section (1), characterized in that the actuating element includes a cable for transmitting... Agent: Young & Thompson

20080009835 - Fluid dispensing apparatus with flow rate control: An apparatus for delivering fluids at precisely controlled rates to ambulatory patients. The invention comprises a housing having a fluid reservoir to contain fluids to be delivered to the patient, a novel stored energy membrane for expelling fluid from the reservoir and a unique flow control assembly in communication with... Agent: James E. Brunton, Esq.

20080009836 - Drug delivery apparatus: An implantable drug delivery apparatus for delivering a drug into a bodily fluid in a body cavity of a patient over a period of time includes a variable-volume vessel defining a working chamber for receiving a drug and recirculating a therapeutic fluid. The fluid can contain a bodily fluid, such... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Patent Administrator

20080009837 - Pressure sensing in implantable medical devices: An implantable medical device for delivering a therapeutic substance to a delivery site in a patient. A reservoir holds a supply of the fluid therapeutic substance. A catheter has a proximal end, a delivery region and a lumen extending from the proximal end to the delivery region. The proximal end... Agent: Iplm Group, P.A.

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