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Surgery February patents and inventions 02/08Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 02/28/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patents and inventions
20080051691 - Implantable shunt or catheter enabling gradual delivery of therapeutic agents: An implantable catheter or shunt for draining fluid from a body cavity. The catheter or shunt body has a wall structure that carries one or more therapeutic agents in a manner enabling release of the therapeutic agent from the wall structure in situ after surgical implantation of the catheter or... Agent: Howson And Howson/wyeth Cathy A. Kodroff
20080051694 - Medical treatment equipment: In a medical treatment equipment (1), a sheath body (5) has a deformed tight coil structure in which a plurality of wire elements (7, 8) are formed triangular in cross section, and helically wound with one coil line turn alternately arranged in neighborhood of other coil line turn. An apex... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
20080051693 - Portable ultrasound device for the treatment of wounds: Device and methods for the treatment of wounds using ultrasound energy are disclosed. The portable wound treatment device may deliver ultrasound energy to a wound through direct contact with the ultrasound tip and/or through a liquid coupling medium. Several ultrasound tips specially designed to concentrate and focus ultrasound energy onto... Agent: Bacoustics, LLC
20080051697 - Infusion medium delivery device and method with compressible or curved reservoir or conduit: 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 secures to the patient-user and may be disposed of after it has been in use for a prescribed period. Components that normally come into contact... Agent: Foley & Lardner
20080051698 - Infusion medium delivery device and method with compressible or curved reservoir or conduit: 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 secures to the patient-user and may be disposed of after it has been in use for a prescribed period. Components that normally come into contact... Agent: Foley & Lardner
20080051700 - Device for readying a needle free injector for delivery: A dispensing device, such as a needle free injector, comprising a spring which provides an energy store, and a dispensing member movable to effect dispensing under the force of the spring, a latch having a first, safe position which disables triggering of the device, a second, ready to trigger position... Agent: Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP
20080051702 - Therapeutic agent delivery for the treatment of asthma via implantable and insertable medical devices: Methods for the treatment of asthma are provided, which comprise: (a) providing an implantable or insertable medical device that comprises an asthma treatment agent; and (b) inserting or implanting the medical device within the lungs (e.g., the trachea or the bronchial tree) of a patient, whereupon the therapeutic agent is... Agent: Mayer & Williams PC
20080051704 - Catheter and system for using same: The present invention describes a system for controlling a thin flexible thermoplastic catheter. The system includes a plurality of shape memory alloy filaments attached to the distal end of the catheter, each filament having a phase and a temperature; a means for receiving a strain value for at least one... Agent: Ralph A. Dowell Of Dowell & Dowell P.C.
20080051689 - 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
20080051690 - Combination therapy for preventing or treating alzheimer's disease, and kit therefor: The invention relates to a method for preventing or treating Alzheimer's disease (AE). According to said method, a means for inducing a sequestration of amyloid β (Aβ) into a plasma is administered to a person, and the person is treated by means of an apheresis device comprising a fixed carrier... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20080051692 - Applicator cartridge for an electrokinetic delivery system for self administration of medicaments: An applicator for a device for electrokinetic delivery of medicament to a treatment site includes an applicator head having an active electrode, a matrix, and a medicament or a medicament and an electrically conductive carrier, carried by the matrix in electrical contact with the electrode. The cartridge includes a plurality... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20080051695 - High-aspect-ratio microdevices and methods for transdermal delivery and sampling of active substances: High-aspect-ratio microdevices comprising microneedles, microknives and microblades and their manufacturing methods are disclosed. These devices can be used for the delivery of therapeutic agents across the skin or other tissue barriers to allow chemical and biological molecules getting into the circulation systems. The microneedles can also be used to withdraw... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.
20080051696 - Artificial kidney dialysis system: The present disclosure relates to a wearable dialysis system and method for removing uremic waste metabolites and fluid from a patient suffering from renal disease. Uremic waste metabolites can be removed by a wearable peritoneal dialysis device that regenerates the peritoneal dialysis solution without removing positively charged, essential ions from... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.
20080051699 - Method of using a film to coat a microneedle array: A method of coating a microneedle array by applying a coating fluid using a flexible film in a brush-like manner. A method of coating a microneedle array comprising: providing a microneedle array having a substrate and a plurality of microneedles; providing a flexible film; providing a coating solution comprising a... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company
20080051701 - Infusion apparatus with constant force spring energy source: A fluid dispenser for use in controllably dispensing fluid medicaments, such as antibiotics, oncolytics, hormones, steroids, blood clotting agents, analgesics, bio-pharmaceuticals and like medicinal agents from a reservoir that has been filled from pre-filled containers. The fluid dispenser includes a housing to which fill-vials can be connected for filling the... Agent: James E. Brunton, Esq.
20080051703 - Multi-catheter steerable guiding system and methods of use: Devices, systems, methods and kits are provided for endoscopically accessing a body cavity and providing a directed pathway toward a target tissue within the cavity. The directed pathway is provided by a multi-catheter guiding system which is positioned in a desired configuration, generally directed toward the target tissue. Interventional devices... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20080051705 - Bifurcation stent delivery catheter and method: A bifurcation stent delivery catheter includes a first branch balloon, a second branch balloon adjacent the first branch. A centering balloon is optionally disposed distal of the second branch balloon. The balloons are coupled by a coupling device to a main shaft of a catheter. The coupling device allows axial... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP
20080051706 - Catheter: A system comprising a catheter (12) having an expandable element (18), which when expanded, has an annular shape surrounding a passageway. The expandable element in the expanded state is rollable along at least a portion of the shaft of the catheter without slipping. The system may be used for delivering... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20080051707 - Apparatus and methods for use of expandable members in surgical applications: An apparatus includes a support member and a knob, each having an engagement portion. The support member is coupled to a shaft of a catheter assembly. The knob is configured to engage a stylet of the catheter assembly. The knob is configured to rotate relative to the support member through... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group
20080051708 - Surgical aspiration system and method of surgical aspiration: A single handed, safe and efficient system for aspirating a surgical site. The aspirating system of the present invention allows the surgeon to aspirate a surgical site by holding the aspiration cannula constantly in the same hand, such that the other hand of the surgeon is never needed for managing... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20080051709 - Infusion medium delivery device and method with compressible or curved reservoir or conduit: 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 secures to the patient-user and may be disposed of after it has been in use for a prescribed period. Components that normally come into contact... Agent: Foley & Lardner
20080051711 - Infusion medium delivery device and method with drive device for driving plunger in reservoir: 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 secures to the patient-user and may be disposed of after it has been in use for a prescribed period. Components that normally come into contact... Agent: Foley & Lardner
20080051710 - Systems and methods allowing for reservoir filling and infusion medium delivery: A system includes a durable portion with a durable housing and a separable disposable portion with a disposable housing that selectively engage with and disengage from each other. The disposable housing secures to a patient and may be disposed of after it has been in use for a prescribed period.... Agent: Foley & Lardner
20080051713 - Device for the dosed administration of a fluid product comprising a torsion spring drive: A device for administering a fluid product including a housing, a conveying device for the product, a coupling element provided for the drive of the conveying device and which can be rotated about a rotational axis, a first blocking element connected in a rotationally secure manner to the coupling element,... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department
20080051712 - Device for the dosed administration of a fluid product, provided with a coupling: A device for the dosed administration of a fluid product including a housing, a conveying device for the product, a drive element influenced by the selection of a product dose, a coupling input member coupled to the drive element, a coupling output member coupled to the conveying device, a retaining... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department
20080051714 - Infusion medium delivery system, device and method with needle inserter and needle inserter device and method: An infusion medium delivery system, device and method for delivering an infusion medium to a patient-user, includes a needle inserter device and method for inserting a needle and/or cannula into a patient-user to convey the infusion medium to the patient-user. The needle inserter device and method operate to insert a... Agent: Foley & Lardner
20080051715 - Automatic injector with kickback attenuation: An auto-injector for dispensing a predetermined dose of medicament is disclosed. The auto-injector includes a needle cover operative to engage an injection site. The needle cover is configured to move from a retracted position prior to a medicament dispensing operation to an extended locked position after the medicament dispensing operation.... Agent: Jones Day
20080051716 - Infusion pumps and methods and delivery devices and methods with same: 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 secures to the patient-user and may be disposed of after it has been in use for a prescribed period. Components that normally come into contact... Agent: Foley & Lardner
20080051719 - Functional assessment and treatment catheters and methods for their use in the lung: Lung conditions are diagnosed and optionally treated using a functional assessment catheter or a functional lung assessment and treatment catheter. A flow restrictive component is initially placed in a bronchus or lung passageway upstream from a diseased lung region. The isolated lung region is then functionally assessed through the catheter,... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20080051718 - Infusion medium delivery system, device and method with needle inserter and needle inserter device and method: An infusion medium delivery system, device and method for delivering an infusion medium to a patient-user, includes a needle inserter device and method for inserting a needle and/or cannula into a patient-user to convey the infusion medium to the patient-user. The needle inserter device and method operate to insert a... Agent: Foley & Lardner
20080051717 - Introducer sheath: An introducer sheath having a hub portion that is integrally formed with a tubular portion. The tubular portion may include one or more materials, with the number of materials and configuration of the tubular portion optionally being selected to aid in splitting the sheath and/or providing stiffness or kink resistance... Agent: Workman Nydegger
20080051720 - Instrument including connector for facilitating connection onto a guide-wire without access to the ends of the guide-wire and method of use: An attachment tool to facilitate the attachment of one or more catheters or similar elongated instruments to a guide-wire or other elongated guide member, without requiring access to either end of said wire or member. The tool provides repeatable and reliable alignment of components to be attached, while being operated... Agent: Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen & Pokotilow, Ltd.
20080051721 - Loop tip wire guide: An elongate medical device configured for navigation through a lumen is provided. The device includes an elongate shaft having a proximal portion and a distal portion. The distal portion includes a first interlocking connector. The device further includes a loop portion operably connected to the distal portion. The loop portion... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook
20080051722 - Methods and apparatus for determining the location of implanted ports: In one aspect, a device for locating a subcutaneously implanted port is provided. The device includes a port beacon adapted to be implanted proximate the subcutaneously implanted port, the port beacon configured to generate a beacon signal, and a port locator including at least one first coil responsive to the... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
20080051723 - Device for storing and transporting microneedles and a method for delivering active substances with the aid of such a device: A device for storing and transporting microneedles and a method for delivering active substances with the aid of such a device. In the device for storing and transporting microneedles, a reservoir is provided which contains an active substance for delivery by the microneedles and the microneedles are situated within a... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20080051724 - Safety device with trigger mechanism: A medical safety device is provided and includes a needle hub having a needle supported thereon; and a safety shield operatively mounted on the needle hub. The safety shield includes a pair of spaced legs and a foot member. Each proximal segment includes a camming surface. The safety shield further... Agent: Kendall (cdfs)
20080051725 - Disposable safety syringe: A disposable safety syringe designed to prevent syringe handlers from being pricked by a needle by covering the needle with a needle shield, is provided. Special attention should be given to syringe needles because they are sharp enough to cause needle stick injuries before and after use. In particular, if... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP
20080051726 - Needle assembly: An needle assembly includes a barrel having a front opening, a rear opening in communication with the front opening, a front blockage formed and an annular rear stop formed on an inner periphery of the barrel to be adjacent to the rear opening. A needle hub is movably received inside... Agent: Patenttm.us
20080051727 - Infusion medium delivery device and method with drive device for driving plunger in reservoir: 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 secures to the patient-user and may be disposed of after it has been in use for a prescribed period. Components that normally come into contact... Agent: Foley & Lardner
20080051728 - Method for mounting a gasket on a plunger: A gasket 7 used for a prefilled syringe 1 in which liquid 3 is filled, having a constriction 8 on its circumferential side face in contact with an inner surface of a syringe barrel 2 and having a bottom face 7c which is not in contact with the liquid 3... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20080051729 - Needle syringe having some disposable components: A needle syringe in one embodiment includes a needle assembly including front and rear hypodermic needles; a barrel including a first window; a tube threadedly secured to the barrel and the needle assembly respectively and including a second window and an inner circumferential tapered surface; a medicine cartridge including a... Agent: Cheng Wan Chang
20080051730 - Infusion medium delivery system, device and method with needle inserter and needle inserter device and method: An infusion medium delivery system, device and method for delivering an infusion medium to a patient-user, includes a needle inserter device and method for inserting a needle and/or cannula into a patient-user to convey the infusion medium to the patient-user. The needle inserter device and method operate to insert a... Agent: Foley & Lardner
20080051731 - Information clip for flexible tubing: Information-bearing articles (10,50,100,100′,150, . . . 850) for securing to flexible tubing (38) such as catheters and their extension tubes, to provide important information about the tubing (38) such as flow rating or contraindications on types of cleaning fluid not to be used therewith. The devices are provided with large... Agent: Anton P. Ness Fox Rothschild LLP
20080051732 - Drop sensing device for monitoring intravenous fluid flow: A drop sensing device for monitoring intravenous (IV) fluid flow is provided. The device comprises a U-shaped clip mountable on a drip chamber of an IV infusion set. The clip has a light source provided at one side for emitting radiation and a hollow cylinder provided in a through hole... Agent: Kamrath & Associates P.A.
20080051733 - Luer receiver and method for fluid transfer: An improved luer lock receiving septum having a configuration which provides rapid and tight resealing and yet allows penetration of the septum by the luer tip with a low penetration force. The elongated septum includes an upper portion of enlarged diameter having a target surface, a central slit, and a... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.
20080051734 - Expandable cannula: Cannulas for surgical and medical use expand along their lengths. The cannulas are inserted through tissue when in an unexpanded condition and with a small diameter. The cannulas are then expanded radially outwardly to give a full-size instrument passage. Expansion of the cannulas occurs against the viscoelastic resistance of the... Agent: Paul D. Bianco: Fleit, Kain, Gibbons, Gutman, Bongini, & Bianco P.l.
20080051736 - Sterilizable indwelling catheters: According to an aspect of the invention, an indwelling catheter is provided which comprises a catheter shaft. The catheter either comprises a light source or is adapted to receive light from a light source, and is configured such that light is transmitted from the light source into the catheter shaft.... Agent: Mayer & Williams PC
20080051735 - Endoscopic translumenal surgical systems: Devices are provided herein for translumenal access to a treatment site within a body cavity. In general, the devices include an elongate sleeve configured to provide access to a treatment site wherein various portions of the sleeve are associated with an anti-microbial agent. Additionally, the anti-microbial agent(s) can be disposed... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP
20080051737 - Medical device with therapeutic agents: A medical device is adapted for at least partial implantation into a body and includes first and second sections along the length of the device. A first therapeutic agent is associated with the first section and a second therapeutic agent is associated with the second section. The first therapeutic agent... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/indy/cook
20080051738 - Infusion medium delivery system, device and method with needle inserter and needle inserter device and method: An infusion medium delivery system, device and method for delivering an infusion medium to a patient-user, includes a needle inserter device and method for inserting a needle and/or cannula into a patient-user to convey the infusion medium to the patient-user. The needle inserter device and method operate to insert a... Agent: Foley & Lardner
20080051739 - Caged floating seal assembly: A seal assembly establishes sealing engagement with a plurality of differently dimensioned instruments passing through a trocar. The seal assembly is a caged seal assembly movably disposed within the trocar and includes at least two seal segments disposable into and out of a sealing orientation relative to the instrument. A... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP
20080051740 - Vaginal drug delivery system and method: A vaginal drug delivery system includes a device formed of porous material that holds a flowable therapeutic formulation. The device, preferably in a soft, prewetted state, is inserted into the vagina to reside typically at or near the cervix where it continuously releases the flowable therapeutic formulation through its outer... Agent: Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC
20080051741 - Method and apparatus for treating meibomian gland dysfunction employing fluid jet: According to the present invention, there is provided a method of treating meibomian gland dysfunction in a mammal wherein an occlusion blocks at least a portion of the flow of naturally occurring secretion out of a gland channel orifice. The invention comprises selecting a device capable of delivering a jet... Agent: Withrow & Terranova, P.l.l.c.
20080051742 - Underwear-integrated urine specimen collection system and method thereof: A device and method for facilitating the collection of urine from incontinent or otherwise impaired individuals via an underwear-integrated urine specimen collection system and method thereof, wherein strategically placed semi-permeable tubing collects and retains urine from the underwear substrate and holds the urine for subsequent transfer and testing, wherein a... Agent: Myers & Kaplan Intellectual Property Law, L.L.C.
20080051743 - Pouch for collecting human waste: A drainable ostomy pouch has an outlet. Reinforcing members at the outlet are deformable by application of manual pressure at their ends to distend the outlet. The lateral edges of the reinforcing members may be offset, which encourages the reinforcing members to consistently bend away from each other. A peelable... Agent: Bristol-myers Squibb Company
20080051744 - Sanitary/hygienic products with individual disposal system: A disposal system for sanitary products is provided comprising a disposable sanitary product; a pocket attached to the sanitary product, the pocket having an opening; a disposal bag having a cavity and opening means communicating with the cavity. The bag is formed into a configuration of reduced dimensions and is... Agent: Sofer & Haroun LLP.
20080051745 - Systems and methods for hydration sensing and monitoring: Embodiments of the invention provide methods and systems for determining hydration of an article and/or a person. The physical and/or electrical properties of a device in the absorbent article may be altered by hydration received in the absorbent article. The alteration of the physical or electrical properties may indicate the... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P. Attn: Gero G. Mcclellan / Kimberly-clark
20080051746 - Surgical sponge incorporating rfid technology and method of use: A surgical sponge with an integrated RFID transponder is disclosed. A laundry RFID transponder integrated between layers of the sponge provides means for surgical personnel to verify with a RFID reader that all such sponges have been removed from a patient's body prior to an incision being closed or from... Agent: Greenberg Traurig
20080051748 - Elastic composite: An elastic composite includes a first nonwoven, a second nonwoven, and two elastic films sandwiched between the first and second nonwoven. The elastic composite also includes a lateral edge portion where the first nonwoven is bonded to the second nonwoven, a lane between the elastic films that is free of... Agent: Hammer & Hanf, PC
20080051747 - Leg cut-out stages of development: Manufacturers of disposable absorbent articles may produce a wide range of sizes of articles. The design of these articles has generally remained the same as the product increases in size to fit larger and larger users. Generally speaking, the proportions of the articles remain the same in smaller and larger... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc. Catherine E. Wolf
20080051750 - Array of feminine hygiene products: An array of absorbent article products including a first absorbent article product and a second absorbent article product. The first absorbent article product includes a first absorbent article having a first benefit and is at least partially enclosed in a first package. The first absorbent article product further includes first... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Intellectual Property Division - West Bldg.
20080051749 - Disposable absorbent article products with improved stages of development identification: A disposable absorbent article is provided. The article comprises one or more disposable absorbent articles having a configuration corresponding to a wearer's stage of development, the disposable absorbent articles being enclosed in a package; a brand indicator disposed on the package; a line-up indicator disposed on the package, the line-up... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Intellectual Property Division - West Bldg.
20080051751 - Vacuum-packaged diaper apparatus and methods: A packaged diaper that is compact and portable comprises a diaper that is vacuum-packaged. The packaged diaper is dimensioned to fit within the pocket of an article of clothing to be worn on one's person. The vacuum-packaged diaper includes packaging made from a substantially flexible, substantially air impermeable material; and... Agent: Tillman Wright, PLLC
20080051752 - Vacuum-packaged diaper apparatus and methods: A packaged diaper that is compact and portable comprises a diaper that is vacuum-packaged. The packaged diaper is dimensioned to fit within the pocket of an article of clothing to be worn on one's person. The vacuum-packaged diaper includes packaging made from a substantially flexible, substantially air impermeable material; and... Agent: Tillman Wright, PLLC
20080051753 - Vacuum-packaged diaper apparatus and methods: A packaged diaper that is compact and portable comprises a diaper that is vacuum-packaged. The packaged diaper is dimensioned to fit within the pocket of an article of clothing to be worn on one's person. The vacuum-packaged diaper includes packaging made from a substantially flexible, substantially air impermeable material; and... Agent: Tillman Wright, PLLC
20080051754 - Vacuum-packaged diaper apparatus and methods: A packaged diaper that is compact and portable comprises a diaper that is vacuum-packaged. The packaged diaper is dimensioned to fit within the pocket of an article of clothing to be worn on one's person. The vacuum-packaged diaper includes packaging made from a substantially flexible, substantially air impermeable material; and... Agent: Tillman Wright, PLLC
20080051755 - Disposable pants type wearing article: A disposable pants type wearing article includes a chassis folded in two halves along a folding guide extending in a transverse direction and these respective halves of the chassis are joined to each other along lateral edges thereof to form the article. Leg openings are defined by upper and lower... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP
20080051756 - Devices, systems and methods for acute or chronic delivery of substances or apparatus to extravascular treatment sites: Methods and apparatus for delivery of substances or apparatus to target sites located outside blood vessels within the body of a human or animal patient. A vessel wall penetrating catheter is inserted into the vasculature, positioned and oriented within a blood vessel near the target extravascular site and a penetrator... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department
20080051757 - Medical device components: Medical device components, such as tube-shaped catheter components, are disclosed. In some embodiments, a medical device component includes a region that includes a polyamide having a hoop stress ratio of at least about 1.25.... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20080051758 - Medical devices: Medical devices, and related components and methods, are disclosed.... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20080051759 - Polycarbonate polyurethane venous access devices: A central venous access device comprising an extruded catheter shaft having one or more lumens, said catheter shaft comprising a polycarbonate polyurethane having a weight average molecular weight in excess of 90,000.... Agent: Mayer & Williams PC
20080051760 - Medical device components: Medical device components, such as tube-shaped catheter components, are disclosed. In some embodiments, a medical device component includes a region that includes a polyamide having a post buckle fracture tensile strength of at least about 6500 psi.... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20080051761 - Unfused catheter body feature and methods of manufacture: The disclosure is directed to tubular bodies for catheters. An inner tubular catheter body has an inner layer, a braided portion over the inner layer and an outer layer. The outer layer is fused to the braided portion for a selected length or lengths of the inner tubular body and... Agent: Cook, Alex, Mcfarron, Manzo, Cummings & Mehler Ltd
20080051762 - Intermittent urethra self-retaining catheter set: An intermittent urethra self-retaining catheter set 10 comprises a catheter unit 1, a disinfectant casing 2, and a cap 3. The catheter unit 1 includes a catheter body 11 having an urine-guiding passage 111 and a water-guiding passage 112 that extend along a longitudinal direction and are separated from each... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20080051763 - Urinary catheter with one way check valve: A catheter and catheter assembly are disclosed comprising a urinary catheter comprising an insertion end, a rearward end, and a one way check valve arrangement. The check valve arrangement comprises a tubular part of a flexible material, connected to the rearward end of the catheter and extending past the rearward... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20080051765 - Systems and methods allowing for reservoir filling and infusion medium delivery: A system includes a durable portion with a durable housing and a separable disposable portion with a disposable housing that selectively engage with and disengage from each other. The disposable housing secures to a patient and may be disposed of after it has been in use for a prescribed period.... Agent: Foley & Lardner
20080051766 - Method for operating microchip reservoir device: A method is provided for operating a device for the containment and controlled release or exposure of a chemical substance. The method includes (i) providing a device which includes a substrate having a plurality of reservoirs, at least one chemical substance stored in the reservoirs, a plurality of metal reservoir... Agent: Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
20080051764 - Physiological monitoring with continuous treatment: The system and method may measure, monitor, and control physiological conditions in a body. In some embodiments, the system may include a flexible conduit (100), one or more sensors (181), and a processor. A flexible conduit may be positioned in the vasculature or a cavity of a body. Sensors may... Agent: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel, P.C.
20080051767 - Characterization and modulation of physiologic response using baroreflex activation in conjunction with drug therapy: A method and device for delivering and monitoring baroreflex and drug therapy to manage hypertension. The method includes providing an implanted an implanted medical device configured to automatically detect drug-related effects on the autonomic nervous system including the steps of measuring a physiologic status of the autonomic nervous system at... Agent: Patterson, Thuente, Skaar & Christensen, P.A.02/21/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patents and inventions
20080045877 - Blood exchange dialysis method and apparatus: A method and apparatus for replacement of renal function by periodically removing a substantial volume of patient's blood and simultaneously replacing it with the reconstituted blood. Reconstituted blood consists of the patient's own condensed blood cells and proteins diluted with the sterile physiologic solution. As a result, small molecules and... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20080045883 - Devices and methods for monitoring and delivering therapeutics to the spinal cord: This invention is a continuous monitor of the spinal cord and brain microenvironment in injury and disease that also allows therapeutic interventions. It utilizes a multiport catheter that contains a transducer at the tip for monitoring spinal physiological parameters and also allows via additional ports for sampling and exchange of... Agent: Milan Radojicic
20080045885 - Compliant guard for use with an aspiration instrument: An aspiration instrument includes a compliant protective guard for minimizing injury to internal organs and other soft tissue while removing fluids from the body cavity. The compliant protective guard may be constructed from foam, plastic or other like material, including polyethylene and polypropylene. A preferred embodiment of the protective guard... Agent: Kendall (cdfs)
20080045888 - Mobile breast feeding assembly: A mobile breast-feeding assembly is shown for feeding a child while traveling in a motor vehicle, as where the child being fed is seated in a child safety restraint seat. The apparatus has a conically shaped breast shield, a length of flexible tubing, and a nipple adapter that threadingly engages... Agent: Whitaker, Chalk, Swindle & Sawyer, LLP
20080045894 - Catheter retention assembly and method of use: A catheter retention assembly and method of use with a catheter. The assembly has a carrier system and a cuff positioning device with an in-growth cuff and a lumen having an inner wall adapted to be mounted on the outer surface of the catheter, and a carrier system with an... Agent: Angiodynamics, Inc.
20080045878 - Therapeutic shunt device and method for treating glaucoma: Surgical methods and related medical devices for treating glaucoma are disclosed. The method comprises trabecular bypass surgery, which involve bypassing diseased trabecular meshwork with the use of a seton implant. The seton implant is used to prevent a healing process known as filling in, which has a tendency to close... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20080045879 - Methods and devices for thermal treatment: The present invention comprises methods and devices for thermal treatment of a barrier to increase the permeability of the barrier. One form of increasing the permeability of the barrier comprises forming micropores which may be used for administration of active agents across the barrier, or may be used for sampling... Agent: Troutman Sanders LLP
20080045880 - Device and method for single-needle in vivo electroporation: Described is a device and method for administration of molecules to tissue in vivo for various medical applications, the device comprising a single-needle electrode which provides for the ability, when the needle is inserted into tissue, such as skin or muscle, to pulse tissue with a non-uniform electric field sufficient... Agent: Biotechnology Law Group C/o Portfolioip
20080045881 - Devices and methods for removing a matter from a body cavity of a patient: Disclosed are systems and methods for removing a matter from a body cavity of a patient. Exemplary systems of the present invention generally comprise a delivery catheter device, a central matter retrieval device and a device retriever. The central matter retrieval device has an elongated body and shape memory foam... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.
20080045882 - Biological cell acoustic enhancement and stimulation: A method for enhancing the uptake of a therapeutic biological agent by treated cells. A low-power, unfocused field of acoustic energy is directed at the treated cells after the delivery of the therapeutic agent to the treated cells. A related method for stimulating either neural cells or cells in a... Agent: The Law Office Of John A. Griecci
20080045884 - Early stage peritonitis detection apparatus and methods: The invention provides, inter alia, automated medical methods and apparatus that test PD effluent in a flow path (e.g., with an APD system or CAPD setup) to detect, for example, the onset of peritonitis, based on optical characteristics of the effluent resolved at cellular scales of distance. For example, according... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP
20080045886 - Catheter retention: A multiple tube catheter, such as a hemo-dialysis catheter, has first and second tubes which are attached to each other over a zone by one or more longitudinally extending wires which joins the two tubes over that zone. When a catheter is implanted in the patient, the attached zone is... Agent: Reed Smith, LLP Attn: Patent Records Department
20080045887 - Memory function for a breastpump: A breastpump is provided which is programmable for different suction sequences, and which records a pumping sequence or an entire session of varying sequences for later retrieval and playback in operation of the breastpump.... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP
20080045889 - Botoxo needle injector: A needle injector includes a syringe body along with a needle disposed in fluid communication with said syringe body. A plunger including a plunger head is disposed within said syringe body and a saline solution is disposed in the syringe body. A dried medicament is disposed on an inside surface... Agent: Allergan, Inc.
20080045891 - Medication infusion set: An infusion set is provided for use in delivering fluid through a cannula, which is housed on a cannula housing, to a selected subcutaneous infusion site on a patient. The fluid is generally a medication, for example, insulin. The cannula is in fluid communication with a fluid passageway surrounded by... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
20080045890 - Methods and systems for ablating tissue: Methods and systems for treating patients requiring tissue ablation for volumetric tissue reduction rely on the injection of ethanol and other tissue-ablating agents into the perivascular space surrounding body lumens, particularly blood vessels or vessels of the alimentary canal, reproductive system and urinary tract. Injection of tissue-ablating agents is intended... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20080045892 - System and methods for advancing a catheter: An advancer system is described for moving an elongate medical device within a body. The system includes a drive unit having a motor. The drive unit is configured to translate movement of the motor to the device so as to alternately advance and retract the device relative to the body.... Agent: Harness, Dickey, & Pierce, P.l.c
20080045893 - Imageable balloon and method of making: A method of making a remotely imagable balloon for use with a balloon catheter, such as might be used for angioplasty procedures. Adhesive and imagable material may be coated onto an inner surface of the balloon before assembly into a balloon catheter and the adhesive may be allowed to cure... Agent: Godfrey & Kahn S.c.
20080045895 - Balloon catheter having a shaft with a variable stiffness inner tubular member: A catheter having an elongated shaft and a balloon on a distal shaft section, the elongated shaft comprising an outer tubular member, and an inner tubular member which has a bonded portion along which an outer surface of the inner tubular member is bonded to an inner surface of the... Agent: Fulwider Patton, LLP (abbott)
20080045898 - Trans-septal catheter with retention mechanism: A trans-septal guide catheter for providing access through the septum separating a first heart chamber from a second heart chamber that includes an elongated guide catheter body extending between guide catheter proximal and distal ends. A distal segment of the guide catheter is adapted to be inserted through the septum... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20080045896 - Catheter having intermediate position markers: Various improved catheter marking arrangements are described. In a first aspect of the invention, the catheter includes an expandable member (such as for example, a balloon, a stent, etc.). A pair of radiopaque end markers mark the distal and proximal ends of the expandable member. Additionally, a radiopaque intermediate marker... Agent: Beyer Weaver LLP/abbott Vascular Devices
20080045897 - Devices for injecting a curable biomaterial into an intervertebral space: A vented needle is provided for sealably injecting biomaterial into an intradiscal space interiorly of the annulus of a spinal disc and for providing an exhaust for the intradiscal space. The vented needle comprises a compressible seal body for pressing against an outer surface of the annulus, and a needle... Agent: Maginot, Moore & Beck, LLP Chase Tower
20080045899 - Safety syringe device with separable needle stem by turing back: A safety syringe device with separable needle stem by turning back includes a syringe tube, a push rod, a needle seat, a needle stem and a needle cap. The needle stem is attached to a bushing which is fitted to a core bit thereby fixing the needle seat at its... Agent: Hdsl
20080045900 - Intradermal delivery device with contoured skin engaging surface geometry: A medication delivery device, particularly an intradermal delivery device, having a needle cannula, with a sharpened distal end having a forward tip, and a limiter disposed about the needle cannula. The limiter has a distal end defining a skin engaging surface which is disposed transversely to, and at least partially... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp And ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company
20080045901 - Chemical liquid injection system: A medical liquid injection system capable of automatically preventing a piston drive mechanism from being driven when a cylinder holding mechanism does not hold a medical liquid syringe properly. When a cylinder member (210) is being held, in a specific direction of rotation about the axis of the mechanism, by... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20080045902 - Operating an infusion pump system: Some embodiments of a medical infusion pump system include a pump device and a removable controller device. When the pump device and the removable controller device are removably attached to one another, the components may provide a portable infusion pump unit to dispense medicine to a user. In particular embodiments,... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20080045903 - Operating an infusion pump system: Some embodiments of a medical infusion pump system include a pump device and a removable controller device. When the pump device and the removable controller device are removably attached to one another, the components may provide a portable infusion pump unit to dispense medicine to a user. In particular embodiments,... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20080045904 - Operating an infusion pump system: Some embodiments of a medical infusion pump system include a pump device and a removable controller device. When the pump device and the removable controller device are removably attached to one another, the components may provide a portable infusion pump unit to dispense medicine to a user. In particular embodiments,... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20080045905 - Dressing for securing and protecting a needle: A device for securing and protecting a needle, the device comprising a first portion (3) and a second portion (5), each provided with an adhesive face covered in a detachable anti-adhesive sheet, the first portion (3) being for securing to the skin, in register with the penetration site selected for... Agent: Foley Hoag, LLP Patent Group, World Trade Center West
20080045906 - Adjustable iv catheter cover device: Adjustable IV catheter cover devices are provided that include a sleeve defining a cavity therethrough. The sleeve can have first and second ends. First and second cuffs are integral to the sleeve at the respective first and second ends. The first cuff defines a first opening leading into the cavity... Agent: Jenkins, Wilson, Taylor & Hunt, P. A.
20080045907 - Safety device for use with a vial: A safety device to be used with a vial, or capsule, has a collar dimensioned to slidably fit about the body of the vial. Extending from the collar is a neck member that has connected to its other end a housing pivotable to a position along the longitudinal axis of... Agent: Louis Woo Law Office Of Louis Woo
20080045908 - Medical device including a metallic tube fillet welded to a core member: A medical device, such as a guidewire, or the like, that includes an elongated metallic tubular member fillet welded to a core member. For example, the tubular member may define an inner lumen and include an end, and a metallic core member includes a first portion disposed within the lumen... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC
20080045909 - Topical delivery of a nitric oxide donor to improve and skin appearance: This invention generally relates to improvement of the body and skin appearance, for example enhancing the appearance of sagging, wrinkled, or cellulite-afflicted areas of the skin and body, through the local delivery of a nitric oxide donor, for example, using delivery vehicles such as lotions, creams, liquids, and/or transdermal patches.... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
20080045910 - Hot medical compress apparatus: The hot medicinal compress apparatus is a therapeutic and hearth care medical device which has heating, medicament and rolling functions. It includes a heater (2) and a cartridge (3) carrying a medicinal compress layer. The heater (2) includes a heating element and a heat conducting tube (4) in which the... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC
20080045911 - Punctal plugs for the delivery of active agents: The invention provides punctal plugs for the delivery of active agents. The plugs have a body throughout which at least one active agent is dispersed or that is coated with a polymeric material containing at least one active agent.... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson
20080045912 - Sealing overflow safety trap: A safety overflow trap for a medical suction system to withdraw liquids from a patient. The trap protects a vacuum regulator and other downstream components from contacting the liquid withdrawn from the patient. The trap has an inlet and an outlet and a reservoir intermediate thereto. A valve is provided... Agent: Roger M. Rathbun
20080045913 - Training article for delivering unique sensations: An aid is usable with a wearer's garment, the aid including a structural layer having a skin-facing side, wherein the structural layer is adapted to be positioned within the garment such that the skin-facing side is in at least partial skin contact with the wearer; and a thermal grill disposed... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc. Catherine E. Wolf
20080045914 - Diaper shredder, liquefier disposal: The Liquid Window Shade is a sealed double glazed window comprises of two spaced panes of glass sealed in a frame with spacer with sealed holes for connecting hoses for dyed water or other colored liquid to be pumped in or re-circulated, to block light coming in or decrease it... Agent: Zoltan Egeresi
20080045915 - Absorbent article: An absorbent article comprising nonwoven fabric having convex and concave surfaces, and that allows liquid such as excreta and the like to permeate quickly. A sanitary napkin has a plurality of raised ridge portions and groove portions in a top sheet member. The fiber density of the side edge portions... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP
20080045916 - Superabsorbent polymer particles having a reduced amount of fine-sized particles, and methods of manufacturing the same: Superabsorbent polymer particles having a reduced amount of fine-sized particles and methods of producing the superabsorbent polymer particles are disclosed.... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP
20080045917 - Stretchable outer cover for an absorbent article and process for making the same: A stretchable outer cover for use with an absorbent article including an elastomeric film. The elastomeric film includes at least one skin layer that is less tacky than at least one core layer. The outer cover can include a nonwoven layer different structural combinations of spunbond fibers, meltblown fibers, and/or... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Intellectual Property Division - West Bldg.
20080045918 - Absorbent article with flat side seams: The present invention discloses a pant-type absorbent article with flat side seams, and a method for manufacturing the same. The absorbent article comprises of a front waist panel, a back waist panel, a crotch region having an absorbent pad and a pair of leg openings disposed between the front panel... Agent: Gosz And Partners LLP
20080045919 - Liquid transfer device for medical dispensing containers: Liquid transfer device to be used to transfer a liquid into or from a dispensing container, particularly a medical dispensing container like a vial for diagnostic agents and kit comprising a vial, a syringe and a device of the aforementioned type. The transfer device comprises a valve which substantially limits... Agent: Bracco Research Usa Inc.
20080045920 - Method of constructing animal model suffereing from left ventricular diastolic disorder for examining heart failure and method of examining remedy for heart failure caused by left ventricular diastolic failure with the use of the animal model: An animal model is provided which can be used for testing efficacy of a drug on left ventricular myocardial diastolic dysfunction, for example heart failure due to left ventricular diastolic failure. The present invention resides in a method for preparing an animal model with left ventricular diastolic dysfunction for testing... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen
20080045921 - Modular catheter: A modular catheter includes an elongate tubular member (12) having a proximal end (16) and a closed, distal end (14). A lumen (18) extends from the proximal end (16) to the distal end (14) and a plurality of electrodes (20) are arranged at, or adjacent, the distal end (14), conductors... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP
20080045922 - Device and method for controlling injection of liquid embolic composition: A liquid embolic delivery system is provided for trapping an injected liquid embolic composition to prevent the liquid embolic from solidifying or otherwise passing outside of an embolization area. The delivery system includes a catheter for delivery of a liquid embolic composition and a containment member positioned at a distal... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20080045923 - Method and systems for providing an infusion device interface: An infusion device comprising an infuser base, a cannula and a ferrule. The infuser base having a bore extending therethrough, the bore having distal and proximal ends and defining a shoulder therebetween. The cannula having distal and proximal ends, the proximal end having an inside first diameter. A flange extends... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson
20080045924 - Sonohysterography and biopsy catheter: A single device is provided for performing the diagnostic procedures of sonohysterography and endometrial biopsy. The device includes a cervical seal to occlude the cervix and a substance delivery and removal device to deliver and remove a fluid from the uterus. The substance delivery and removal device may also be... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook
20080045925 - Drug delivery system: System for the delivery of drugs from sealed cartridges provide for versatile and convenient delivery of the drugs. The system can be designed to deliver drugs from a plurality of cartridges with delivery through a manifold that connects to the plurality of cartridges. In some embodiments, the system mediates the... Agent: Dardi & Associates, PLLC
20080045926 - Treatment of conditions involving dopaminergic neuronal degeneration using nogo receptor antagonists: The invention provides methods for promoting regeneration or survival of dopaminergic neurons in a mammal displaying signs or symptoms of dopaminergic neuronal degeneration, including a human with Parkinson's disease, using Nogo receptor antagonists.... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, P.l.l.c.
20080045927 - Catheter: The catheter provided in accordance with aspects of the present invention includes an elongate tube having a proximal tube portion and a distal tube portion formed by stretching the distal portion of the elongate tube. The catheter is made throughout from an identical material. The distal tube portion has a... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP
20080045928 - Balloon catheter tapered shaft having high strength and flexibility and method of making same: A catheter having an elongated shaft with a tubular member which forms at least a portion of the shaft and which is formed of a biaxially oriented thermoplastic polymeric material, and a method of forming the catheter shaft by radially and longitudinally expanding the tubular member to biaxially orient the... Agent: Fulwider Patton, LLP (abbott)
20080045929 - Method and infusion tubing connection system for selective administration of medicaments in the body: A system or kit adapted for controlling access to an epidural catheter includes: (a) a male-ended epidural connector; (b) a female ended sterile syringe that attaches to that male connector, but not to standard IV ports, the syringe is preferably color-coded (e.g., bright blue); (c) A connector device configured to... Agent: Jones, Tullar & Cooper, P.C.
20080045930 - System and method of drug identification through radio frequency identification (rfid): The present invention is a system and method of drug identification through radio frequency identification “RFID.” The system and method is implemented where drugs are being administered, such as in a hospital or clinic, and identifies the drug being administered to the patient through the use of RFID tags and... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP
20080045931 - Operating an infusion pump system: Some embodiments of a medical infusion pump system include a pump device and a removable controller device. When the pump device and the removable controller device are removably attached to one another, the components may provide a portable infusion pump unit to dispense medicine to a user. In particular embodiments,... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20080045932 - Unit implantable into a living body, injection medical system and chronotherapeitic: A therapeutic system, in particular to a medical injection system consisting of an external arrangement (12) includes a data receiver (20) and a data processing device (26) and of an injection arrangement (10) which is implantable into a living body and includes an injection device, a sensor of the living... Agent: Young & Thompson02/14/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patents and inventions
20080039768 - Implantable devices with photocatalytic surfaces for treating hydrocephalus: A medical device comprising a least one photocatalytic layer or superhydrophilic layer. In some embodiments, the medical device comprises a waveguide. In some embodiments, the medical device comprises an electrode comprising an optically transparent conductive oxide. In some embodiments, the medical device comprises a electroluminescent layer. In some embodiments, the... Agent: Hunton & Williams LLP Intellectual Property Department
20080039769 - Method of medical treatment using controlled heat delivery: The present invention relates to a system for treating a patient. The system includes a device configured to be positioned adjacent a portion of the patient, a medicinal substance delivery device, adapted to delivery a medicinal substance to the portion of the patient, a heating means adapted to provide heat... Agent: Bell, Boyd, & Lloyd LLP
20080039776 - Devices for endoscopic therapeutic cell delivery: A medical device having an elongate flexible tube extending between a proximal end and a a distal end. The device has a lumen extending between the proximal and distal ends. The lumen contains therapeutic cells and is sized to receive a plunger. The plunger is movable through at least a... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson
20080039780 - Needleless syringe provided with a damping injector receptacle: The invention relates to needleless syringe for injecting an active liquid principle. The inventive syringe comprises a container (3) closed by a movable shutter and containing the injectable liquid. Said container is initially insulated from an injector-receptacle provided with a cylinder bore (10) in which a downstream shutter is arranged... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20080039781 - Support device for a breast pump: A device that supports a breast pump in a “hands-free” manner is disclosed. The device includes a cover with an opening and strap that connects the cover to an article of clothing such as a nursing bra. When connected, the device securely orients a breast shield of a breast pump... Agent: Edell, Shapiro & Finnan, LLC
20080039770 - Devices with photocatalytic surfaces and uses thereof: The present invention is directed to a device, such as a medical device, comprising at least one photocatalytic layer and at least one source of electromagnetic radiation, such as an LED or an electroluminescent material and methods of use. In some embodiments, the device includes an electrically conductive layer, such... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20080039771 - Remote sensing and actuation of fluid in cranial implants: An implantable device is described. An implantable transducer converts between electrical energy and acoustic energy. An implantable electronics module is in communication with the transducer and processes electronic data signals associated with the transducer. A fluid filled catheter has a proximal end coupled to the transducer, and a distal end... Agent: Bromberg & Sunstein LLP
20080039772 - Implantabel medical site: An implantable device (1) for injecting and/or drawing fluid having a housing (2) with a chamber (2A) formed therein. The housing (2) includes a proximal wall (4) and a distal wall (5) between which a side wall extends, and an aspiration zone (7) designed to be perforated by a hollow... Agent: Powell Goldstein LLP
20080039773 - Needle penetrable and laser resealable lyophilization device and related method: A device and related method are provided for lyophilizing a substance within the device and storing therein the lyophilized substance. The device is penetrable by a needle for filling the device with the substance to be lyophilized, and a resulting needle hole in the device is laser resealable by transmitting... Agent: Mccarter & English LLP Cityplace I
20080039774 - Multi-lumen catheter with separate distal tips: A multi-lumen catheter including a generally cylindrical body enclosing a first and second lumen separated by a generally planar septum. A first and second tip section extend from a distal end of the body. The first and second tip section may each include a generally planar surface. The second tip... Agent: Morrison & Foerster, LLP
20080039775 - Apparatus and method for transdermal delivery of parathyroid hormone agents to prevent or treat osteopenia: An apparatus and method for transdermally delivering a biologically active agent to prevent or treat osteopenia, comprising a delivery system having a microprojection member (or system) that includes a plurality of microprojections (or array thereof) that are adapted to pierce through the stratum corneum into the underlying epidermis layer, or... Agent: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
20080039777 - Air-bubble-monitoring medication assembly, medical system and method: An air-bubble-monitoring medication assembly includes a drug infusion subassembly having a tube for administering therein a liquid to a patient, a bubble-size determinator which is positioned to sense an air bubble entrained in the liquid in the tube and which determines the volume of the air bubble, and an analyzer.... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson
20080039778 - Computer controlled bottle for oral feeding of a patient: Generally, the present invention relates to medical devices and more particularly to an computer controlled bottle system for example, for a preterm infant oral feeding. An embodiment of the invention is directed to a method for delivering nutritional fluids orally to a preterm infant comprising the steps of measuring the... Agent: Altera Law Group, LLC
20080039779 - System with a reservoir for perfusion management: A system for perfusion management that monitors, maintains, diagnoses, or treats perfusion deficiencies.... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene
20080039782 - Hydrating anhydrous graft materials: A container (2) receives anhydrous material to be hydrated and hydrating fluids. The hydrating fluids are introduced into the container through a fluid port (8) by one or more containers having hydrating fluid. The hydrating fluids may be a mixture of fluids provided in any desired proportion. The hydrated material... Agent: Clark & Brody
20080039783 - System with a reservoir for perfusion management: A system for perfusion management that monitors, maintains, diagnoses, or treats perfusion deficiencies.... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene
20080039784 - Multi-lumen catheter system: A multi-lumen catheter with a generally circular cross-section having a central guidewire lumen, partially circumscribed by an inflation lumen having a generally C-shaped cross-section defining a web and a guidewire access cut extending radially through that web from the outer surface of the multi-lumen catheter to the central guidewire lumen.... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department
20080039785 - Apparatus and method for creating working channel through tissue: A minimally invasive medical device is provided. The device comprises an elongated member with proximal and distal ends, an inner radially expandable body surrounding the distal end of the elongated member, a stent surrounding the inner body, and an outer radially expandable body surrounding the stent. Optionally, the medical device... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP
20080039786 - Medical device for vessel compatibility during high pressure infusion: The invention provides devices that can be used to deliver a therapeutic agent to a treatment site within the vessel of a patient at increased pressure, while limiting the contact with and pressure placed on the vessel walls. Devices according to the invention include an expandable structure arranged around and... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20080039787 - Balloon ctheter having external guidewire: A catheter having an elongated shaft with an inflation lumen and a guidewire lumen, a balloon on a distal shaft section, and a proximal intermediate port proximal to the balloon and a distal intermediate port distal to the balloon, the intermediate ports being in communication with the guidewire lumen and... Agent: Fulwider Patton, LLP (abbott)
20080039789 - Medicine injection devices and methods: A reloadable medicine injector and methods are described in which a barrel with a receiving cavity is adapted to slidably receive a syringe subassembly for axial movement therein. Upon removal of a safety and release of a syringe driver, the syringe driver moves forward and injects the syringe needle. A... Agent: Randy A. Gregory Gregory Ipl
20080039788 - Syringe with retractable needle: A syringe retraction arrangement including a retaining means (70) mounted on the syringe barrel to retain the syringe within a sleeve assembly (40) on retraction of the hypodermic needle into the sleeve assembly (40). The retaining means (70) includes at least one extension (76, 77), the extension (76, 77) extending... Agent: Klauber & Jackson
20080039790 - Heating type balloon catheter device, and elastic tube device and vibrator device for the catheter device: An elastic tube (40) is connected to the base end portion of a catheter main body (1) having a balloon (2) at its top end portion. When the elastic tube (40) is set at a vibrator device (RP), the end portion side of the elastic tube, projecting outside, works as... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP
20080039791 - Method and apparatus for inflating and deflating balloon catheters: A system and method for controlling the inflation, ablation, and deflation of a balloon catheter. The system includes a balloon catheter, a console, a pressurized gas or liquid inflation source, and an umbilical system to deliver pressurized coolant to the balloon catheter. The system may include controller that monitors the... Agent: Christopher & Weisberg, P.A.
20080039792 - Mems device and method for delivery of therapeutic agents: An implantable device for delivering a therapeutic agent to a patient is provided. The device includes a reservoir configured to contain a liquid comprising the therapeutic agent. The device further includes a cannula in fluid communication with the reservoir. The cannula has an outlet configured to be in fluid communication... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20080039793 - Method and apparatus for applying energy to biological tissue including the use of tumescent tissue compression: An electrode catheter is introduced into a hollow anatomical structure, such as a vein, and is positioned at a treatment site within the structure. Tumescent fluid is injected into the tissue surrounding the treatment site to produce tumescence of the surrounding tissue which then compresses the vein. The solution may... Agent: Fulwider Patton LLP
20080039794 - Injection device for infusion set: The invention relates to an injector device for an infusion set for intermittent or continuous administration of a therapeutical substance, such as insulin. The injector device for the subcutaneous introduction of the cannula of an infusion part into the skin of a patient comprises a housing, a back, longitudinally extending... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20080039795 - Injection system with hidden needles: An auto-injector confines all functional components inside an enclosed housing, to keep its needle out-of-sight, at all times. Within the housing, a needle holder positions a needle at a location. A drive mechanism then simultaneously engages the needle with a fluid source and accelerates it with a predetermined momentum for... Agent: Nydegger & Associates
20080039796 - Indwelling catheter, hollow needle, and indwelling needle assembly: An indwelling catheter comprises a catheter tube. The catheter tube is provided with an inserted portion which is to be inserted into a patient and a main portion which is provided on a base end side of the inserted portion. Furthermore, a tapered portion is formed on at least a... Agent: Smith Patent Office
20080039797 - Infection-preventing gastrostomy catheter kit for gastrostomy: The catheter kit comprises: a gastrostomy catheter 20 including a flexible, hollow PEG tube 21 reinforced with filaments 24, an deformable intragastric retainer 23 positioned at the trailing end of the PEG tube 21, and a tapered member 22 positioned at the leading end of the PEG tube 21 for... Agent: Tyco Healthcare - Edward S. Jarmolowicz
20080039798 - Catheter securement device: A medical article securement device holds a medical article in position upon the body of a patient and can be used to inhibit lateral and longitudinal motion of the medical article. The securement device includes a retainer with a base and at least one post, and at least one cap.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20080039799 - Pen style liquid dispenser: A hand-held device (10) useful for dispensing a liquid material includes a housing (11) containing the material to be dispensed and having a dispensing nozzle (12) and a resettable ratchet (13, 50) operatively connected to a biased piston (30). The ratchet mechanism (13, 50) including a release lever (13) normally... Agent: Dentsply International Inc
20080039800 - Luer connector assembly: A luer connector assembly is provided for enhancing the frictional engagement between medical devices such as syringes and needle assemblies. The assembly needle includes a female luer fitting having a passageway and a relatively soft, resilient member bounding the passageway. The passageway is also bounded by the body of the... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp And ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company
20080039801 - Luer connector assembly: A luer connector assembly is provided for enhancing the frictional engagement between medical devices such as syringes and needle assemblies. The assembly needle includes a female luer fitting having a passageway and a relatively soft, resilient member bounding the passageway. The passageway is also bounded by the body of the... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp And ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company
20080039802 - Medical valve with expandable member: A medical valve transitions between an open mode that permits fluid flow, and a closed mode that prevents fluid flow. To that end, the valve has a housing with an inlet and an outlet, and actuator moveable distally within the housing. The medical valve also has a resilient member with... Agent: Bromberg & Sunstein LLP
20080039803 - Luer protection pouch™ and luer valve/male luer protection method: A universal medical Luer Protecting Pouch™ is disclosed. The inexpensive elastic pouch contains disinfectant and is configured to terminate the present epidemic in hospitals by providing a very inexpensive and easily implemented universal device for protecting and swabbing a wide variety of luer systems from bacterial contamination. The pouch has... Agent: The Sleep And Breathing Research Institute
20080039804 - Systems and devices for reducing the size of an internal tissue opening: A medical system for treating an internal tissue opening can include a closure device and associated delivery device. The delivery device can include an actuating assembly configured to partially deploy the closure device by a first movement, and deploy a second portion of the closure device by a second movement.... Agent: Workman Nydegger
20080039805 - Patch application device and kit: A patch application device wherein the patch is retained in position within the collar until delivery through contact of at least one obstruction inside the collar with a portion of an adhesive on the front surface (e.g., microneedle-containing surface) of the patch. The collar and patch can be used to... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company
20080039806 - Micro needles and method of manufacture thereof: A micro-needle according to the invention protrudes from a support member. The needle comprises a needle body portion, a closed pointed tip portion, and an inner lumen extending through said support member and into said protruding needle. The needle body portion has at least one side opening communicating with said... Agent: Young & Thompson
20080039807 - Ophthalmic drug dispensing tip: A dispensing tip apparatus for an eye drop dispenser to administer topical ophthalmic solutions is described. The apparatus integrates an ophthalmic solution-dispensing tip with an optical gauging assembly. The tip provides continuous visual feedback about it orientation and relationship to the eye. The dispensing tip when attached to any standard... Agent: Jerrold Pine
20080039808 - 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
20080039809 - Systems and methods for removing ingested material from a stomach: When a patient is fitted with an external gastrostomy connection to the stomach, ingested food can be removed through the gastrostomy connection using a pump-based or siphon-based system to achieve weight loss. The process of removing ingested food can be improved by alternating the infusion of liquid into the stomach... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP
20080039810 - Liquid absorbing cooling pad: An article for cooling the perineum and simultaneously absorbing blood and body fluids. The article has front and rear regions. The front region serves to absorb fluid and contains a fluid permeable web and an absorbent web. The rear region is a barrier web and absorbs and prevents leakage of... Agent: Laurence T. Pearson
20080039811 - Liquid absorbing thermoplastic materials and the utilization thereof in absorbent articles: The present invention relates to improved liquid absorbing thermoplastic materials useful for example as absorbent materials for disposable absorbent articles. The liquid absorbing thermoplastic materials comprise A) thermoplastic compositions comprising thermoplastic polymers and suitable compatible plasticisers and B) superabsorbent particles dispersed in the thermoplastic compositions. Such liquid absorbing thermoplastic material,... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Intellectual Property Division - West Bldg.
20080039812 - Grippable packet applicator: The invention provides an easily gripped, single use or multiple use, packet applicator that contains, protects, dispenses and applies powders, solids, semi-solids, semi-liquids, and liquids. The packet contents, or “payload”, are selected from a wide variety of personal care, domestic, office, commercial, and industrial substances, such as: sunscreen, soap, cosmetics,... Agent: Paradise Patent Services, Inc. Attn: George Darby
20080039813 - Diaper accessory: A diaper accessory including a non-woven fibrous absorptive layer adapted to absorb and retain waste expelled by an infant that is not captured by the disposable diaper. The diaper accessory also includes a water resistant layer positioned adjacent to the non-wove fibrous layer. Attached to the water resistant layer is... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP
20080039814 - Disposable panty with built-in sanitary napkin or plug: A disposable panty has a tampon-like element built thereinto. The panty also has two flaps that are releasably held together by hook-and-loop fastener material.... Agent: Sung I. Oh, Professional Law Corporation
20080039815 - Infusion fluid warming method, infusion fluid warming apparatus, and infusion fluid warming bag: An infusion fluid warming apparatus for warming an infusion fluid to a predetermined temperature prior to supply of the infusion fluid into a living body through an infusion fluid tube. The apparatus includes: (a) a tube holding device detachably holding the infusion tube; and (b) a heat accumulator member generating... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20080039816 - Carbohydrate-encapsulated quantum dots for bilogical imaging: Bio-functionalized quantum dots include a luminescence-enhancing mercaptoalkanoic acid and/or an ethylene glycol linked to the surface of a nanocrystalline core and a biofunctional group linked to the surface. The bio-functionalized quantum dots are made by an efficient synthesis method. The bio-functionalized quantum dots can be used in imaging or therapy... Agent: National Institutes Of Health C/o Venable LLP
20080039817 - Rapid exchange catheters for embolic protection devices: Catheter having a first elongate tubular body having a lumen, a second elongate tubular body having a lumen, and an elongate member. The elongate member joins the first and second elongate tubular bodies. The first tubular body is fixedly attached on the distal portion of the elongate member, and the... Agent: Popovich, Wiles & O'connell, PA 650 Third Avenue South
20080039818 - Technical medical system and method for operating it: The invention relates to a method for operating a technical medical system during a medical procedure, wherein a parameter correlated with the quality of the performance of the procedure is continuously registered while the procedure is being performed, the parameter is evaluated based on a quality criterion correlated with the... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20080039819 - Marker formed of starch or other suitable polysaccharide: The marker member delivery system described has at least one marker member disposed within a delivery tube or cannula is formed at least in part of starch or a suitable polysaccharide. The marker member is preferably in the form of fibrous member.... Agent: Edward J. Lynch Duane Morris LLP
20080039820 - Medical device with septum: An improved septum-containing device having at least one polymeric septum with at least one corresponding plate having at least one aperture through which a septum-piercing device, usually a non-coring needle, may pass. The aperture exerts force on the non-coring needle to reduce the occurrence of inadvertent needle dislodgement from a... Agent: Skokos Law Group, LLC
20080039821 - Method for estimating cardiac pressure using parameters derived from impedance signals detected by an implantable medical device: A method of monitoring pressure within a medical patient, includes measuring an actual pressure in a medical patient in a first time period; measuring an indicator of the actual pressure in the first time period, wherein the indicator is derived from an electrical signal of the patient's heart; determining a... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20080039822 - System and method for sensor recalibration: An implantable sensing system that includes a sensor for sensing a biological parameter, a processor connected to the sensor for processing the parameter and a drug delivery unit connected to the processor for responding to the processor based on the parameter. The processor is programnmed to adjust an output of... Agent: Foley & Lardner02/07/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patents and inventions
20080033336 - Specimen collector with dissolvable coating: An improved forensic specimen collector includes a collection matrix coated with a dissolvable coating composition. The coating composition covers the irregular surface of the matrix, filling in the holes and openings to prevent passage of collected material specimens into the interior of the matrix. This facilitates retention of the specimens... Agent: Shughart Thomson & Kilroy, PC
20080033341 - Methods and devices for reducing or blocking blood flow to a selected blood vessel or part thereof: A method of reducing or blocking blood to a selected blood vessel or a selected part of the wall thereof, particularly for treating an aneurysm, an arteriovenous or dural malformation in a blood vessel, or for devascularizing tumors, by deploying in the blood vessel an expandable member having a contracted... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan Prtsi, Inc.
20080033342 - Vacuum sense control for phaco pulse shaping: A method and apparatus for precisely controlling particle movement relative to a phacoemulsification needle tip is provided. The design monitors actual vacuum present and calculates a pulse shape amplitude waveform proportional to the amount of measured vacuum. An increase in vacuum indicates that the handpiece/needle is becoming occluded by a... Agent: Advanced Medical Optics, Inc.
20080033345 - Systems and methods for removing ingested material from a stomach: When a patient is fitted with an external gastrostomy connection to the stomach, ingested food can be removed through the gastrostomy connection using a pump-based or siphon-based system to achieve weight loss. The process of removing ingested food can be improved by alternating the infusion of liquid into the stomach... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP Patent Department
20080033347 - Detachable needle syringe having reduced dead space: A syringe and detachable needle assembly having reduced dead space features includes an elongate syringe barrel having open distal end including a collar and a distally facing annular surface projecting inwardly from the collar. A needle assembly includes a hub having a proximally facing annular surface and an outwardly projecting... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp And ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company
20080033349 - Irrigation/aspiration apparatus: The apparatus has a chamber storing an irrigation liquid, a vent tube for making the liquid flow into an aspiration tube, a leading vent leading the liquid into the chamber from an irrigation tubes an outflow pipe extended in an up-and-down direction, an opening formed on a wall of the... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20080033351 - Ocular implant delivery assemblies with distal caps: Ocular implant delivery assemblies are provided which include a cannula having a lumen extending therethrough, a proximal end, a proximal end opening, a distal end, a distal end opening, and a lumen extending through the cannula. A cap is provided having a closed distal end, being in contact with the... Agent: Stephen Donovan Allergan, Inc.
20080033337 - Tampon assembly providing proper bodily placement of a pledget: Provided is a tampon applicator having one or more insertion indicators to gauge and/or control the insertion depth of a tampon. The one or more insertion indicators may be located on the tampon applicator barrel, plunger, tampon, removal string, or any combinations thereof. As a result of the one or... Agent: Charles N.j. Ruggiero Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero & Perle, L.L.P.
20080033338 - Electroosmotic pump apparatus and method to deliver active agents to biological interfaces: A device uses electroosmotic assistance in the delivery of an active agent, such as drugs, to a biological interface. The active agent is delivered from a flexible impermeable reservoir by compressing the reservoir. The compression is caused by electroosmotically pumping fluid into a chamber that surrounds the reservoir, thereby increasing... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC
20080033340 - Electroporation and electrophoresis system and method for achieving molecular penetration into cells in vivo: The electroporation system and method combine pulses having different characteristics for delivering molecules to cells in vivo. The pulses include a high-intensity pulse for inducing electroporation and a low-intensity pulse to induce electrophoretic molecule movement within an interstitial space, molecule adherence to a cell membrane, and electrophoretic movement of the... Agent: Smith Hopen, Pa
20080033339 - Switched photodynamic therapy apparatus and method: A photodynamic therapy apparatus and method in which (1) phototoxic drug is supplied to a target tissue, (2) delivery of drug activating light to the target tissue through probes is controlled by sequential selection of operation of the probes, (3) an automatic radiance probe is used for efficient optical characterization... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC
20080033343 - Method for accessing an operative space: The invention provides, in one embodiment, a method for accessing an operative space within a patient. The method can employ a multifunctional, multi-piece medical device, such as for use with a vacuum lift shell. The method provides flow communication between the external environment and operative field inside the patient's body... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson
20080033344 - In-dwelling port for access into a body: An in-dwelling port for providing repeated entry to a body during and/or after an operation is described. The port may include an external portion secured to a body outside an incision and a collapsible insertion portion that is inserted through the incision. The collapsible portion collapses when no instrument or... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20080033346 - Pumping systems for cassette-based dialysis: A peritoneal dialysis system includes a dialysis machine including a pump chamber and a pump actuator moveable within the pump chamber; a pumping cassette including a rigid portion defining a pump well and a flexible membrane covering the pump well; and wherein the dialysis machine is configured to be mated... Agent: Baxter Healthcare Corporation
20080033348 - Surgical irrigator: A surgical irrigator for washing body regions subjected to a procedure, provided with a containment shell inside which there are means for supplying a washing liquid that arrives from an associable reservoir. The containment shell is constituted substantially by two distinct portions, respectively a grip portion for the hand of... Agent: Modiano & Associati
20080033350 - Multi-lumen catheter with attachable hub: A method of inserting a multi-lumen catheter assembly. First, an incision is made near the area to be catheterized. The proximal portion of the multi-lumen catheter tube is then inserted into the area to be catheterized. A subcutaneous tunnel is created, and the first end of the tunnel is near... Agent: Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP
20080033352 - Diaphragm pump with prophylactic cover: A device for protecting the diaphragm of a pump, such as a diaphragm pump for a breastpump, from fluid (air/milk) is disclosed. A mounted flexible cover is located between the shell of the pump and the movable diaphragm membrane within the shell which isolates the membrane from fluid.... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP
20080033353 - Device and method for treatment of sinusitis: A method of treating a constricted sinus passageway in a frontal sinus of a patient includes forming an artificial passageway into the frontal sinus of the patient with a tool. An elongate member having an inflation member thereon is inserted through the passageway. The inflation member is positioned with the... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP
20080033354 - Docking arrangment: A stent graft introducer has a nose cone dilator (8) and a distally opening capsule (18) on the nose cone dilator, a balloon guide (2, 30) extending into the capsule and affixed therein. Upon completion of deployment of a stent graft, a balloon catheter (96) including an inflatable balloon (98)... Agent: Cook Group Patent Office
20080033355 - Retractable needle safety syringe: The invention relates to a perfected retractable needle safety syringe comprising a hollow cylinder, a needle holder, a needle and a piston with an operating stem, said stem exhibiting an axial hole wherein there are seated a retraction pre-loaded spring and an extractor element. The extractor element exhibits a recess... Agent: Shoemaker And Mattare, Ltd
20080033356 - Device for the controlled piercing of an object and a method for operating the device: The invention relates to a device and a method for the controlled piercing of an object, particularly for the puncturing of a skin, the device including a drive unit configured for the purpose of supplying a drive force, a piercing system which comprises piercing means for piercing the object and... Agent: Smith Patent Office
20080033357 - External infusion device with remote programming, bolus estimator and/or vibration alarm capabilities: An infusion system for infusing a liquid into a body includes an external infusion device and a remote commander. The external infusion device includes a housing, a receiver, a processor and an indication device. The receiver is coupled to the housing and for receiving remotely generated commands. The processor is... Agent: Ajit S. Narang, Esq. Medtronic Minimed, Inc.
20080033358 - Syringe/plunger coupling: A medical fluid injector, replaceable syringe, and coupling mechanism to engage the syringe plunger to the plunger drive ram of the injector are provided wherein coupling involves a cam cleat-like mechanism, thereby allowing for cooperative movement between the plunger drive ram and syringe plunger. The coupling mechanism of the plunger... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP
20080033359 - Drug delivery apparatus: A drug to be infused into a patient is contained in a syringe or vial having a displaceable plunger for ejecting the drug out through an injection port into an administration set. Motion of the plunger of the drug delivery syringe/vial is controlled by a driver syringe having a piston... Agent: Nikolai & Mersereau, P.A.
20080033360 - Interface for medical infusion pump: An apparatus and method for indicating a current condition of a medical infusion pump is disclosed. The apparatus includes a memory configured to store two or more color codes, each color code corresponding to a condition of the medical infusion pump and a color. The apparatus further includes a monitor.... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC
20080033361 - Interface for medical infusion pump: Methods and apparatus for programming a medical infusion pump are disclosed. One method includes displaying a meter having two or more locations, each of the two or more locations representing a corresponding parameter value programmable into the medical infusion pump. The method further includes displaying an indicator having a selectable... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC
20080033362 - Needle shield assembly having hinged needle shield: A needle shield assembly including a hinged needle shield is provided. A ramp is provided in proximity to a hinge that connects the needle shield to base assembly. The ramp is preferably flexible, and, if compressed, resiliently urges the needle shield to a preferred angular position with respect to a... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp And ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company
20080033363 - Trocar and cannula assembly having conical valve and related methods: A trocar system for endoscopic surgery, cap assembly, and related methods are provided. The cap assembly includes a valve housing with an opening formed in line with an axis of the valve housing and also includes a valve positioned adjacent the opening of the valve housing. The valve body includes... Agent: Myers & Kaplan Intellectual Property Law, L.L.C.
20080033364 - Systems and methods for removing ingested material from a stomach: When a patient is fitted with an external gastrostomy connection to the stomach, ingested food can be removed through the gastrostomy connection using a pump-based or siphon-based system to achieve weight loss. The process of removing ingested food can be improved by alternating the infusion of liquid into the stomach... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP Patent Department
20080033365 - Systems and methods for removing ingested material from a stomach: When a patient is fitted with an external gastrostomy connection to the stomach, ingested food can be removed through the gastrostomy connection using a pump-based or siphon-based system to achieve weight loss. The process of removing ingested food can be improved by alternating the infusion of liquid into the stomach... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP Patent Department
20080033366 - Compressible intravascular embolization particles and related methods and delivery systems: The present invention relates to substantially compressible, spherical porous embolization particles, including methods of making and using the particles. Further, the invention relates to embolization delivery systems for the introduction of the particle into the vascular luer.... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP
20080033367 - Syringe for use with injectors and methods of manufacturing syringes and other devices: A syringe for use in a pressurized injection of a fluid includes a syringe barrel including a polymeric material having undergone expansion via blow molding. An inner diameter of the syringe barrel can, for example, be sufficiently constant (over at least a portion of the axial length of the syringe)... Agent: Gregory L Bradley Medrad Inc
20080033368 - Systems and methods for managing information relating to medical fluids and containers therefor: The present invention relates to management of information relating to medical fluids, containers therefor, and medical fluid administration devices for administering such medical fluids to patients. Data tags (e.g., RFID tags) are generally associated with containers of the invention and may be electromagnetically read from and/or written to using an... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP
20080033369 - Real-time display for a device for the dosed administration of a product: An injection device including a regulating element, a sensor, an electronic evaluation system connected to the sensor, and a display connected to the evaluation system for displaying information, wherein the sensor is arranged in the injection device or coupled to operational elements of the device whereby, during a delivery or... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department
20080033370 - Binary needle attachment mechanisms: A syringe and detachable needle assembly having binary attachment features include an elongate syringe barrel having a longitudinal axis, an open proximal end and an open distal end including a collar. The collar includes the cylindrically shaped sidewall having an inside surface and an outside surface. A needle assembly includes... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp And ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company
20080033371 - Cover for catheter assembly: A cover for a proximal end of a connector attached to a catheter to receive an injection device. The cover comprises a body portion configured and dimensioned to receive at least a portion of an outer surface of the connector, a securement portion providing an engagement force on the connector... Agent: Neil D. Gershon
20080033372 - Oval-shaped cardiac cannula: A method of performing minimally invasive cardiac surgery includes the step of creating an access aperture into a patient's chest cavity, the access aperture being considerably smaller than a traditional cardiac surgery incision. A cannula is provided that has an oval portion with a longer major axis and a shorter... Agent: Katharine A. Jackson Huebsch Medtronic, Inc.
20080033373 - Wire, tube or catheter with hydrophilic coating: Wire, tube or catheter coated with at least one layer of a hydrophilic biocompatible material comprising a pharmacologically active compound.... Agent: Weingarten, Schurgin, Gagnebin & Lebovici LLP
20080033374 - Systems and methods for applying a selected treatment agent into contact with tissue: Systems and methods that treat disorders of the gastrointestinal tract by applying one or more treatment agents to tissue at or near the region where abnormal neurological symptoms or abnormal tissue conditions exist. The treatment agent is selected to either disrupt the abnormal nerve pathways and/or to alleviate the abnormal... Agent: Daniel D. Ryan Ryan Kromholz & Manion, S.c.
20080033375 - Lotion applicator: A lotion applicator which provides total, even coverage of the back of the user and does not require manual dexterity or stretching, consisting of a door mount, rotor, rotor guide, and one or more pads. The door mount is attached to a vertical surface, preferably a door, but the device... Agent: Power Del Valle LLP
20080033376 - Hot flash treatment system: A composition comprising an alcohol and an aloe vera gel for topically treating hot flashes and methods for the storing, dispensing and application thereof.... Agent: Dauphin Law Offices C/o Brian Dauphin
20080033377 - Medical dressing for open chest wounds: An adhesively attachable bandage for an open wound. A one-way valve permits air or other fluids to move through the bandage in one direction, as to escape from a body cavity, but prevents fluids from moving in the other direction, as in entering the wound. A selectively sealable port can... Agent: Chernoff, Vilhauer, Mcclung & Stenzel
20080033378 - Ostomy appliance: An ostomy appliance which is adapted to automatically open a passage when exposed to waste material. The ostomy appliance comprises a collecting bag having a front wall and a rear wall, the rear wall having an opening into the bag through which waste material may enter the collecting bag, and... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC
20080033379 - Drainable ostomy pouch with bias members and closure means: A drainable ostomy pouch having sidewalls of flexible sheet material defining a cavity therebetween and a downwardly-extending neck portion terminating in a discharge opening that is closed by folding the neck portion upwardly and opened by unfolding the neck portion downwardly. Each of the sidewalls of the neck portion is... Agent: Jes Lysgaard Pedersen
20080033380 - Arrangement at a stoma cuff: An arrangement at a stoma bag of the type used by persons or animals with a colostoma, including a flexible bag (flexibag) and a ring fastener/magazine ring, where the ring fastener/magazine ring is designed to be connected to a stoma plate, and where, in its initial position, the entire flexibag... Agent: Bristol-myers Squibb Company
20080033381 - Absorbent article containing fragrance: An absorbent article such as a sanitary towel, a panty liner, a diaper or an incontinence pad with a longitudinal direction and a transverse direction and with said edges running in the longitudinal direction and end edges running in the transverse direction and including a liquid-barrier surface, a liquid-permeable surface... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20080033382 - Inhibition of exoprotein production in absorbent articles using aromatic compositions: and NH2 and salts thereof; R5 is a monovalent saturated or unsaturated aliphatic hydrocarbyl moiety; R6 is a divalent saturated or unsaturated aliphatic hydrocarbyl moiety; R7 is a trivalent saturated or unsaturated aliphatic hydrocarbyl moiety; R8 is a monovalent substituted or unsubstituted saturated or unsaturated aliphatic hydrocarbyl moiety which may... Agent: Christopher M. Goff (27839) Armstrong Teasdale LLP
20080033383 - Sanitary apparatus with moisture level indication: A moisture absorbent sanitary apparatus is provided with a body, moisture absorbent material, a moisture sensor in the body, and an actuator in the body for imparting a motion to a user for indicating a level of moisture absorption. A computer-readable medium is disclosed with instructions for performing a method... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.
20080033384 - Mini pad for reducing inflammation of the vulva and method of making the same: A mini pad is provided with a chilled skim milk additive which is useful for reducing vulvar inflammation and lowering the acidity of a female's vulva which result from vaginal secretions which leak onto the issue of the vulva. The mini pad can be provided with a self-contained component which... Agent: O'shea, Getz & Kosakowski, P.C.
20080033385 - Absorbent articles comprising superabsorbent material comprising surface-modified superabsorbent polymers: This invention relates to an absorbent article comprising superabsorbent material comprising superabsorbent polymers that are mixed or coated with a surface-modifying material that renders the superabsorbent material highly hydrophilic, providing the material with a FRH ratio of at least 1.10. The invention also relates to an absorbent article comprising a... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Intellectual Property Division - West Bldg.
20080033386 - Automatic urine disposal device and urine receptacle used therefor: In a urine receptacle of an automatic urine disposal device, a urine backflow prevention sheet, with no water permeability, having funnel-shaped pores, is placed between a top sheet and a urine absorbing sheet. A pair of rectangular electrodes, constituting a urine detection sensor, is glued onto an electrode support sheet... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20080033387 - Absorbent article comprising an elastic laminate: A pant type absorbent article such as a pant diaper, a sanitary pant or incontinence pant, the article having a core region including an absorbent core and a chassis region surrounding the core region. The article at least in part of the chassis region has an outer coversheet in the... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20080033388 - Diaper with elasticated topsheet: The present invention relates to a disposable absorbent article, e.g. a diaper, having a backsheet, an absorbent core and a topsheet, said absorbent article having a length L, said topsheet having an opening and primary elasticated areas and secondary elasticated areas, the latter being curved or angled, having an overall... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Intellectual Property Division - West Bldg.
20080033389 - Disposable diaper in particular for incontinent care: A disposable diaper (2), in particular, for incontinent care, comprises a belt (10) having belt sections (101, 102), wherein at least one of the belt sections (101, 102) comprises a separating means (T, L) with which at least one terminal section (1011, 1021) may be separated to match the length... Agent: Dreiss, Fuhlendorf, Steimle & Becker
20080033390 - Sealed medical storage: The medical bag 10 is formed of a soft film material and having a weak seal portion, which divides the space inside the bag into a plurality of compartments 20 and 22. A blending medicine inlet port 14 is arranged adjacent the one compartment 20. The inlet port 14 includes... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20080033391 - Two-chamber cartridge for propellant-free metering aerosols: A cartridge for propellant-free administration of a liquid pharmaceutical composition by inhalation includes: an elongate displacing device including an upper end and a lower end, the lower end for at least partial insertion into a container; a cartridge chamber disposed at the lower end of the displacing device and operable... Agent: Michael P. Morris Boehringer Ingelheim Corporation
20080033392 - Gelled composite: The invention relates to composites comprising a polysaccharide gelled within pores of a foam, methods of preparation, and uses thereof, for example, in biomedical applications such as cell culture media and implants, controlled release delivery systems, food applications, industrial applications, and personal care applications such as cosmetic and oral hygiene.... Agent: Patent Administrator Fmc Corporation
20080033393 - Devices, systems and methods for medicament delivery: An apparatus includes a label configured to be coupled to a medicament delivery device. The label includes a first surface and a second surface. The first surface is configured to be coupled to an outer surface of the medicament delivery device. The second surface includes a textual indicia. The label... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group
20080033394 - Patient hydration monitoring and maintenance system and method for use with administration of a diuretic: A patient hydration system with an infusion subsystem responsive to a source of hydration fluid for infusing the patient with hydration fluid. A urine output measurement subsystem determines the amount of urine output by the patient. A setting is received corresponding to an amount of urine to be output by... Agent: Iandiorio & Teska Intellectual Property Law Attorneys
20080033395 - Intradermal delivery device including a needle assembly: A drug delivery device including a needle assembly facilitates making intradermal injections using a variety of drug container types such as a syringe. A hub supports the needle while a limiter surrounds the needle. The limiter includes a skin engaging surface that is adapted to be received against the skin... Agent: Richard J. Rodrick, Esq. Becton Dickinson And Company
20080033396 - Vascular sheaths and methods for their deployment: A percutaneous luminal access system comprises a thin-walled, collapsible sheath, an introducer, a hemostatic valve, and an access catheter. An introducer may comprise either a pusher tube or an elongate member, or where the introducer is used to axially advance the sheath into a blood vessel or other target lumen.... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20080033397 - Method for treating abdominal aortic aneurysms using a combined laparoscopic/open and endovascular technique: A method for releasing an aortic prosthesis includes positioning an introducer in femoral arteries of a patient. Guiding balloon catheters are positioned through the introducers to locate balloons thereof in terminal parts of common iliac arteries. The proximal aorta is clamped, balloons of the guiding catheters are inflated, and the... Agent: Mayback & Hoffman, P.A.
20080033398 - Device and method for enhancing immune response by electrical stimulation: A device and a method are provided to enhance an immune response to a vaccine or immunogen by electrical stimulation of a biological interface in conjunction with administration of the vaccine or immunogen.... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC
20080033399 - Soft cannula: A cannula which increases in pliability during use, wherein prior to use the cannula includes at least one material of variable hardness or at least two materials of differing hardness, of which the variably harder or material having the greater hardness is yielded or dissolved during application.... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department
20080033400 - Drainage system for cerebrospinal fluid: The object of providing a cerebrospinal fluid drainage system 1 which reacts precisely to changes in pressure in the cerebrospinal fluid, with ease of operation, is achieved by the present invention in that a pump 5 is used for draining the cerebrospinal fluid (liquor), wherein operating measured values supplied by... Agent: Klauber & Jackson
20080033401 - Wound suction peg apparatus: An apparatus is provided for placement in a wound to treat and promote healing of the wound by suctioning unwanted fluids and debris from the wound. The apparatus includes a suction head peg made of multi-fibered material that is softenable in the human body by body fluids. A membrane and... Agent: Kinetic Concepts, Inc. Attn: Legal Department Intellectual Property
20080033402 - Interface for medical infusion pump: An apparatus for indicating a change in operation of a medical infusion pump is disclosed. The apparatus includes a memory configured to store an original pump parameter and a current pump parameter. The apparatus further includes a programmable circuit in electrical communication with the memory, the programmable circuit programmed to... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC
20080033403 - 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. TegreenePrevious industry: Surgery: splint, brace, or bandage
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