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Surgery February patent applications/inventions, industry category 02/09

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02/26/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20090054823 - Perfusion circuit and use therein in targeted delivery of macromolecules: A perfusion circuit and a use thereof for delivering a substance to a subject's heart in situ during cardiopulmonary bypass surgery are provided. The perfusion circuit defines a path for re-circulating a solution containing a macromolecular complex through a coronary circulation circuit (50) through a subject's heart during a surgical... Agent: Howson And Howson

20090054822 - Blood purification apparatus: A blood purification apparatus that can make the specific peak to be imparted to the blood more distinct, and therefore can detect blood recirculation reliably and precisely, is presented. It contains a blood circuit route, a blood pump, a dialyzer, dialysate introduction and discharge lines, a duplex pump, a pressurizing... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20090054826 - Multi-lumen catheter: A catheter for use in extracorporeal treatment of a bodily fluid includes an elongated tubular member having a pair of lumens extending therein, and a septum separating the lumens. A first lumen comprises a withdrawal lumen, and a second lumen comprises an infusion lumen. A withdrawal port disposed along a... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/indy/cook

20090054824 - Multi-lumen catheter assembly: A multi-lumen catheter assembly for use in the extracorporeal treatment of a body fluid of a patient. The catheter assembly includes an elongated catheter body having a pair of lumens extending therethrough, and a septum separating the lumens. The catheter body has an aspiration port in communication with a first... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/indy/cook

20090054825 - Winged catheter assembly: A catheter assembly for use in extracorporeal treatment of a body fluid comprises a catheter body having a plurality of lumens extending therein. The catheter body has an aspiration port in communication with a first lumen for transporting fluid withdrawn from a body vessel to a treatment instrument, such as... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/indy/cook

20090054827 - System for use in draining fluid from a brain or spinal fluid cavity unto another body cavity of a human being: This invention describes a method for processing pressure signals derivable from locations inside or outside a human or animal body or body cavity. Different aspects of the invention relate to a method for optimal differentiating between cardiac beat- and artifact-induced pressure waves and a method for obtaining new and improved... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090054829 - Electrogenic pump molecule control: Activation of electrogenic pump molecules can be realized by a dynamic entrainment procedure which includes two steps: synchronization of individual pump molecules to work at the same pumping pace, and gradual modulation of the synchronization frequency. We studied synchronization of the Na/K pump molecules in a physiological running mode by... Agent: Smith Hopen, Pa

20090054828 - Systems for transient conduction control: The invention provides a system coupled to a heart having a right atrium (RA) and an atrioventricular (AV) node, which includes an implantable gene regulatory signal delivery device configured to deliver a light to a target site in the heart to transiently control an aberrant cardiac electrical conduction, the light... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20090054830 - Electronic device for controlling the infusion of medical-grade carbon dioxide gas: The present invention relates to an electronic device for controlling the infusion of medical-grade carbon device gas, comprising a gas infusion-control arrangement, formed by a supporting box.... Agent: Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts

20090054831 - Electrostatic transcutaneous hypodermic spray (electrostatic hypospray): A method and apparatus for delivering therapeutic or diagnostic agents as a low pressure high velocity spray into tissue. According to the particular desired spray characteristics, the spray may be generated via the combined use of pressure atomization and electrostatic spray charging, or via the combined use of pressure atomization... Agent: Randall W.c. Chang

20090054832 - Administration apparatus for medical use: An expansion/compression mechanism of a piston rod assembly is composed of a bush shaft, a first cylindrical piston rod that is screwed with the bush shaft, a second cylindrical piston rod that is screwed with the first piston rod, and a piston rod holding member for housing the bush shaft... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20090054833 - Portable power neti sinus irrigator: A power neti pot has a mini pump, batteries, a detachable electric cord and plug, an AC/DC switch in the bottom of the base and an on/off switch on the side of the base. There is a cup with a lid seated on top of the base. An outlet tube... Agent: Hong Cui O'hare

20090054834 - Medical device for in situ liquid drug reconstitution in medicinal vessels: Medical device for in situ liquid drug reconstitution in medicinal vessels containing drug contents. The medical device includes a body member having a vessel port for insertion into a medicinal vessel containing drug contents, and a syringe port for receiving a syringe containing a diluent for reconstituting the drug contents... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP

20090054835 - Catheter control: A catheter control assembly 10 includes a support structure 12. A drive arrangement 14 is supported by the support structure 12. An elongate displacement mechanism 16 is associated with the drive arrangement 14 to be displaced at least axially under the action of the drive arrangement 14. A carrier 20,... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20090054836 - Method and apparatus for treating stenoses at bifurcated regions: A bifurcated catheter includes a first catheter branch having a first distal portion and a second catheter branch having a second distal portion. The first and second distal portions are linked together by a pocket disposed on the first distal portion of the first branch catheter. The pocket includes a... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department

20090054837 - Coating method for a folded balloon: The present invention relates to compositions which are suitable for selective filling or selective coating of folds of a folded balloon, and especially relates to compositions of a contrast agent and an active agent in a solvent for filling of folds of a folded catheter balloon as well as to... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

20090054838 - Injection device: The invention concerns an injection device with a housing adapted to receive a syringe having a discharge nozzle and a plunger. There is a trigger and a drive arranged to act upon the plunger on actuation of the trigger to advance the syringe from a retracted position to an extended... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090054839 - Injection device with torsion spring and rotatable display: The present invention relates to an injection device comprising a torsion spring operatively connected to a dose setting member being adapted to set a dose to be ejected from the injection device. A rotatably mounted display member adapted to display the dose to be ejected in accordance with a setting... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department

20090054840 - Slitter with mechanical holding finger: A slitter for slitting a guide catheter is assembled from a handle, a blade assembly coupled to the handle, and a holding mechanism coupled to the handle. The blade assembly includes a shroud for receiving an elongated body of a medical device and a slitting blade having an exposed cutting... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20090054841 - System and method for providing an obturator for enhanced directional capabilities in a vascular environment: An apparatus for assisting in a vascular procedure includes an obturator operable to be mounted on a medical device to guide the medical device into a targeted region, whereby the obturator is substantially blunt such that it exhibits a snag-resistant property. In alternative embodiments, the apparatus includes an interface element... Agent: Patent Capital Group

20090054842 - Enhanced penetration system and method for sliding microneedles: A microneedle device for transporting fluid through a surface of a biological barrier, the device including a fluid transport configuration, an abutment member and a displacement device. The fluid transport configuration includes a substrate having a substantially planar surface having a plurality of microneedles projecting therefrom. The abutment member has... Agent: Dr. Mark M. Friedman C/o Bill Polkinghorn - Discovery Dispatch

20090054843 - Attachment device and method: An attachment device for anchoring a medical device to a patient has, in one aspect, an anchoring portion for attachment to the tissue of a patient by operation of at least one piercing member which in use is deployed for anchoring the device to the tissue of a patient. Alternatively,... Agent: Jenkins, Wilson, Taylor & Hunt, P. A.

20090054844 - Medical garment wrap: A medical garment wrap for safely holding lines or tubing implanted in a human or animal patient for medical purposes. The garment has a wrap portion for passing around a patient's body. The wrap portion has a pouch for holding multiple incoming lines. The pouch is closed by fasteners to... Agent: Glast, Phillips & Murray, P.c

20090054845 - Catheter tubing, catheter, and catheter assembly: A catheter tubing (2) consists of a composite comprising a first material (54) which mainly consists of a hydrophilic plastic material which absorbs moisture and which therefore swells in contact with e.g. blood, and a second material which essentially does not absorb moist but which forms reinforcing longitudinal strands (55)... Agent: Manelli Denison & Selter

20090054846 - Injection device with secured dosing button: An injection device including an accommodating device for a substance to be delivered, e.g. a vial or ampoule holder, which is insertable into and can be displaced relative to the injection device or a part thereof; an adjusting element for adjusting a dose to be administered from the injection device,... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department

20090054847 - Film-based protective mechanism: The invention relates to a method for producing a device containing a needle that poses an injury risk, which is equipped with a protective mechanism. The method comprises the following steps, which may be carried out in any order: a) provision of at least one film, b) connection of the... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.C.

20090054848 - Needle device having slideable member providing enhanced safety: A medical device, such as a Huber-type device, includes a structure that enhances operator safety by reducing the likelihood that a needle will accidentally injure an operator. In one embodiment, the device includes a collapsible structure that can move from a use position to a non-use position. The device includes... Agent: Daly, Crowley, Mofford & Durkee, LLP

20090054849 - Injection device: An injection device 110 is described having a housing 112 and a housing closure means 130. The injection device 110 houses a syringe 114 having a needle 118 which is sealed by a boot 120. The housing closure means 130 is arranged so that the boot 120 can be connected... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090054850 - Pusher with a coupling element: An injection device including a pusher, a dosing element and a coupling element, the pusher being displaceable in an injection direction and having at least one holding or detent area, e.g. a toothed area, for detachably holding the pusher relative to the injection device, wherein the coupling element positions the... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department

20090054851 - dose setting element for an injection device and having a dose setting limiting mechanism: A dose setting element for an injection device, comprising a first part being adapted to rotate during setting of a dose, and a second part being adapted to engage with the first part. Each time the first part has been rotated through a first specific angle the second part is... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department

20090054852 - Protector: A protector is attached for use to a needle body having a main needle body and an enlarged-diameter section having an outer diameter greater than that of the main needle body. The protector includes a platelike protector body made of a metal material. The protector body includes a first section... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090054853 - Surgical tool system that forms a sterile gas barrier at the site at which the tool of the system is used and that activates energy-activated agents discharged at the site: A surgical tool system including a tool such as a retractor, forceps or a power activated tool. The system also includes a source of gas and a means for inducing the flow of a agent that has a therapeutic effect into the gas stream. The tool has a bore into... Agent: Intel. Prop./ Rnd Stryker Corporation

20090054854 - Microdialysis catheter and process for manufacture: A microdialysis catheter for partial implantation is used to supply a perfusion fluid and remove a dialysate, such as glucose, and comprises a carrier, at least one opening in the carrier, and a non-porous coating over the opening. The carrier contains at least one channel for supplying a perfusion fluid... Agent: Roche Diagnostics Operations Inc.

20090054855 - Apparatus for aspirating, irrigating and/or cleansing of wounds: An apparatus (1) for cleansing wounds (5) in which irrigant fluid from a reservoir (12) connected to a conformable wound dressing (2) and wound exudate from the dressing are moved by a device (which may be a single pump or two pumps) for moving fluid through a flow path which... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090054856 - Reduced-pressure system and method employing a gasket: A reduced-pressure treatment system for treating a tissue site on a patient includes a gasket releasably attached around a perimeter of the tissue site that may remain in place for an extended time and allows an over-drape to be attached to it. The system and method further may include a... Agent: Kinetic Concepts, Inc. C/o Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20090054857 - Automated body fluid drain control apparatus and method: Described herein is an automated fluid drain control apparatus and method which comprises a first collection chamber which is connected to a drain that has been inserted into the subarachnoid area in lumbar region of the body. The volume of fluid into the first collection chamber is controlled as a... Agent: Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Marmaro, LLP

20090054858 - Layered sanitary tissue product having trichomes: A layered fibrous structure having a machine direction, cross machine direction, and Z-direction. The fibrous structure also has a consumer side and first and second layers in the Z-direction where the first layer has a plurality of trichomes. The trichomes make up greater than about 0.1%, by weight, of the... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20090054859 - Method for reducing odor using metal-modified silica particles: A method for reducing odor is provided. In one embodiment, the method comprises modifying the surface of silica particles with a transition metal so that the silica particles are bonded to the transition metal through a covalent or coordinate bond. The method further comprises contacting the modified silica particles with... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.

20090054860 - Composite fabric panel for use in disposable absorbent articles: A composite fabric panel comprising a substrate and a plurality of elongate operative members engaged directly with the substrate, wherein the elongate operative members perform a serviceable operation in response to a stimulus. In one embodiment, the substrate comprises a nonwoven and the elongate operative members include multifilament yarns. The... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20090054862 - Absorbent product: An absorbent product (1) has a sheet-like main body part (2) and a pair of side wall parts (3) provided on both sides in a width direction of the main body part (2). Each side wall part (3) has a standing part (312) standing from the main body part (2)... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20090054861 - Adhesion promoters for multistructural laminates: Compositions and methods for improving the adhesion of a film to a nonwoven, a film to another film, or a nonwoven to another nonwoven are disclosed. Depending on the laminate or multilaminate structure, the improvement can be achieved by using low viscosity, low density ethylene- or propylene-based polymers, which physically... Agent: The Dow Chemical Company

20090054863 - Chemical activation and refining of southern pine kraft fibers: A method for alteration of the morphology of cellulose fibers, particularly softwood fibers, by (a) subjecting the fibers to a metal ion-activated peroxide treatment carried out at a pH of between about I and about 9, preferably between 3 and 7, and (b) subjecting the treated fibers to a refining... Agent: International Paper Company

20090054864 - Packaged body adhering absorbent article and method of applying such article to a wearer: In a packaged feminine care absorbent article and method of applying such an article to a wearer, an absorbent article includes an absorbent structure and a shell, with the absorbent structure configured for disposition adjacent a female wearer's vaginal region. The shell is configured for supporting the absorbent structure and... Agent: Christopher M. Goff (27839) Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20090054865 - Closing cap for containers filled with medical liquids: The invention relates to a closing cap for containers that are filled with medical liquids. The closing cap includes removal and injection sites. The removal site has a first opening for removing the medical liquid and is obturated by a first pierceable self-sealing membrane. The injection site includes a second... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090054867 - Device for administering of medication in fluid form: An infusion device for continuously infusion of medication is disclosed, in which infusion is controlled over two separate fluid communications. The infusion is in each fluid communication controlled by restricting means and valve means, and one of the fluid communications further contains a holding device for bolus rate of infusion... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Patent Administrator

20090054866 - Transcutaneous device assembly: A medical device is provided comprising a cannula having a distal portion adapted to be arranged through the skin of the subject, and an outer needle arranged coaxially with and being axially moveable relative to the cannula, the needle comprising a pointed distal end, wherein the device is adapted for... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department

20090054868 - Uterine therapy device and method: A method and system of providing therapy to a patient's uterus. The method includes the steps of inserting an access tool through a cervix and a cervical canal into the uterus; actively cooling the cervical canal; delivering vapor through the access tool lumen into the uterus; and condensing the vapor... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP

20090054869 - Uterine therapy device and method: A method and system of providing therapy to a patient's uterus. In some embodiments the method includes the steps of: inserting an access tool through a cervix and a cervical canal into the uterus; placing an expansion mechanism in contact with tissue within the uterus to move uterine tissue surfaces... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP

20090054870 - Uterine therapy device and method: A method and system of providing therapy to a patient's uterus. The method include the following steps: inserting an access tool through a cervix and a cervical canal into the uterus; after inserting the access tool into the uterus, inserting a vapor delivery tool through an access tool lumen; delivering... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP

20090054871 - Uterine therapy device and method: A method and system of providing therapy to a patient's uterus. The method includes the following steps: inserting an access tool through a cervix and a cervical canal into the uterus; after inserting the access tool into the uterus, creating a seal between an exterior surface of the access tool... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP

20090054873 - Apparatus and method for connecting and disconnecting flexible tubing: A laser strikes and aseptically heats or sterilizes the end of two flexible tube ends for connection. Tube holders are pushed toward each other to bring the tube ends into contact. A weld detector checks the characteristics of the weld. A laser optics assembly may be used to chance the... Agent: Baxter Healthcare Corporation

20090054872 - Endovascular device tip assembly: An endovascular device tip assembly and method of making the same, incorporating a tip device with a first and second flange, usable with catheters and other suitable endovascular devices is provided. The tip assembly incorporates a tip device by providing a counterbore within a primary bore of a tubular end... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20090054874 - Multi-lumen catheter including a lumen having a variable cross sectional area: A multi-lumen catheter configured for insertion into the vasculature of a patient for fluid infusion into or fluid aspiration from the patient is disclosed. The multi-lumen catheter includes one or more cross sectionally variable lumens, wherein the cross sectional area of the lumen(s) may be selectively increased, particularly during fluid... Agent: Rutan & Tucker, LLP.

20090054875 - Guide-wire sleeve for facilitation of lesion crossing: Flexible sleeve having a leading (distal) edge that can be advanced over a conventional angioplasty guide-wire to facilitate balloon angioplasty catheter and stent catheter crossing complex coronary lesions such as chronic total occlusions or heavily calcified, non-compliant lesions.... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20090054876 - Compact ready-to-use urethral catheter assembly with means for injecting therapeutic liquid into urethral channel: A catheter assembly suitable for intermittent catheterization comprising a cylindrical casing composed of two telescopically moveable parts one of which is connectable to and moveable with a piston which is rigidly connected to a urinary catheter. The interior of the cylindrical casing is filled with a lubricating, anesthetic, antiseptic liquid,... Agent: Alexander Shkolnik

20090054877 - Acoustically controlled substance delivery device: Embodiments of a system including a remotely controlled substance delivery device and associated controller are described. Methods of use and control of the device are also disclosed. According to some embodiments, a delivery device or related device may be placed in an environment in order to pump a material into... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

02/19/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20090048552 - Methods and devices for removal of a medical agent from a physiological efferent fluid collection site: Methods and devices for selectively removing an agent from a physiological site, e.g., a physiological efferent fluid collection site, are provided. Aspects of the invention include fluid removal (e.g., aspiration) devices having a fluid removal element and a flow modulator positioned at a distal end of the fluid removal element.... Agent: Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

20090048553 - Bone marrow transplantation for preventing and treating neurological conditions and diabetes: The present discloses a method to treat stroke, spinal cord injury, Parkinson disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), Parkinson disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), and other neurological as well as diabetes with bone marrow transplantation. The said bone marrow is transplanted as a whole, and does not need any cell isolation and... Agent: Lixian Jiang Suite 901

20090048554 - Extracorporeal circulation system: The present model of utility is related to an extracorporeal circulation system used as an extracorporeal blood circulation system or as a temporary respiratory mechanical support known as ECMO that is quickly changed from one into the other, providing the physician with more time to evaluate the real need to... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090048557 - Device and methods combining vibrating micro-protrusions with phototherapy: Method and device for therapeutic or aesthetic treatment of the skin performs a combination of dermabrasion to mechanically modify at least an outer layer of the skin in a first region and phototherapy. The device preferably employs a skin interface element with projections protruding from a substrate which is moved... Agent: Dr. Mark M. Friedman C/o Bill Polkinghorn - Discovery Dispatch

20090048555 - Drug delivery system: A drug delivery system including a chamber, which is configured for enclosing or covering at least a surface of a patient, a source of a drug and a pressure source, which selectively pressurizes the chamber. In addition, the system includes a controller for controlling the transfer of the drug to... Agent: Van Dyke, Gardner, Linn & Burkhart, LLP

20090048556 - Iontophoretic drug delivery system: The iontophoretic drug delivery system includes electrodes controlled by a microprocessor controller to drive charged molecules contained in a drug reservoir through the skin into the issues of a patient. The iontophoretic drug delivery system further includes an antenna connected to the programmable microprocessor. The antenna allows for the programming... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20090048558 - Injectable dermis: Volume filling and/or augmentation are improved by harvesting live dermis from a donor and processing the dermis for re-injection into the donor. A variety of kits, tools, and methods are described for harvesting, processing, and using injectable dermis in volume filling procedures.... Agent: Strategic Patents P.C..

20090048559 - Dual lumen gastrointestinal feeding and aspirating device: A dual lumen gastrointestinal feeding and aspirating device includes an aspiration channel which carries a feeding channel. The aspiration channel has a distal opening with a larger size than that of the feeding channel so it can operate more effectively as a stent and accommodate larger sized instruments. The distal... Agent: Schmeiser Olsen & Watts

20090048560 - Syringe with disabling mechanism: Syringe assemblies having a passive disabling system to prevent reuse are provided. According to one or more embodiments, the syringe assembly comprises a barrel, plunger rod and stopper wherein the plunger rod further comprises a locking protrusion that locks the plunger rod within the barrel. Certain embodiments further include a... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20090048561 - Injection device with an axially overlapping dose setting or display element: An injection device including a housing with a reservoir for an injectable product, a plunger axially movable in a direction of propulsion in the reservoir, a dosing and propulsion mechanism provided for the plunger and arranged in an axial continuation of the reservoir, with a dosing or display member moveable... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department

20090048562 - Ambulatory infusion devices and piston pumps for use with same: An ambulatory infusion device including a fluid transfer device with a piston bore and a piston. The piston bore surface and the piston surface are configured such that they will wear at a very slow rate when cycled in the absence of a lubricant other than the infusible substance.... Agent: Henricks Slavin And Holmes LLP Suite 200

20090048563 - Ventilated skin mountable device: A medical device is provided comprising a transcutaneous device unit and a process unit. The transcutaneous device unit is adapted to be mounted to a skin surface of a subject and comprises a first housing, a transcutaneous device, and may comprise a flexible patch portion with an upper surface and... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department

20090048564 - Cushioned medical securement device: A cushioned medical securement device for cushioning and securing a patient medical device includes a laterally and longitudinally extending pad. The pad has an adhesive coated first side surface for adhering to the patient medical device and an opposing adhesive coated second side surface for adhering to a patient's skin.... Agent: Fildes & Outland, P.C.

20090048565 - Device for displaying data relevant for a diabetic patient: This invention relates to a device with a display (8) for displaying graphics, text and/or combinations thereof, the device has a processor (230) that is interfaced with said display, where the processor can compute and cause the display to display when to administer bolus insulin in which dose(s), when insulin... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department

20090048566 - Safety shield for medical needles: A medical needle shield apparatus is provided that includes a needle hub having a needle cannula extending therefrom. At least one shield is extensible from a retracted position to an extended position to enclose a distal end of the needle. The shield includes a binding member disposed within the shield... Agent: Stoel Rives, LLP

20090048567 - Patch: The invention provides a patch device adapted for use in the transdermal administration to a patient of a composition including one or more pharmaceutically, cosmetically, pesticidally, prophylactically, and nutritionally active substance, the patch consisting of a layered construct adapted to be adhered to the skin of a patient and defining... Agent: Hahn And Moodley, LLP

20090048568 - Urination apparatus: The present invention relates to urination apparatus for urine sample collection for testing of urine, waste urine collection for disposal of urine resulting from urination away from toilets, and simplification of urination by women without sitting on a toilet. A urine sample collection apparatus has a tubular portion having a... Agent: Laubscher & Laubscher, P.C.

20090048569 - Disposable female urinary aid: The present disclosure provides for a device to facilitate urination by women in an upright position. The present device includes an opening that fits at least over the female labia with the rim contoured to surround the female genital region. A semi-rigid body comprised of a tri-layered latex-paper-wax funnel depends... Agent: Holme Roberts & Owen LLP

20090048570 - External urinary catheter: An external urinary catheter comprises a sheath portion (1) and a tip portion (2) for receiving a connector. The tip portion (2) is attached to one end of the sheath portion (1) and comprises a seizing area (4) intended for seizing and subsequent guidance of said tip portion (2). The... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20090048571 - Durable hydrophilic coating compositions: A durable hydrophilic coating composition is provided comprising a film forming polymer, a wetting agent and from about 0.001% to about 40%, by weight of the composition, of nanoparticles. The nanoparticles are selected from the group consisting of alumina, silica and combinations thereof and have a particle size of from... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20090048572 - Method for production of diaper pants: A method of production of disposable diaper pants or disposable sanitary panty with openable and resealable side panels. A row of absorption bodies is applied on a continuous web of inner or outer cover sheet material, after which a continuous web of outer or inner cover sheet material is applied... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090048573 - Three-piece disposable undergarment: A disposable undergarment includes a front body panel having a pair of opposite first side edges, a first waist edge and a first crotch edge spaced from said first waist edge. A rear body panel has a pair of opposite second side edges, a second waist edge and a second... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090048574 - Modular external infusion device: A modular external infusion device that controls the rate a fluid is infused into an individual's body, which includes a first module and a second module. More particularly, the first module may be a pumping module that delivers a fluid, such as a medication, to a patient while the second... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

20090048575 - Trocar with obturator having longitudinal through holes for guiding wires: Surgical apparatus includes a trocar and obturator. The trocar has a hollow cylindrical body with a handle at the proximal end thereof. The obturator has a solid cylindrical body with a handle at the proximal end thereof. A central through hole is provided extending through the body and a slot... Agent: Smith-hill And Bedell, P.C.

20090048576 - Managing cross-contamination in blood samples withdrawn from a multilumen catheter: The present invention comprises methods and apparatuses that can provide accurate measurement of glucose or other analytes from a multilumen catheter in the presence of infusion of substances, including glucose. Examples of “multilumen catheters” include central venous catheters having multiple lumens, midline catheters having multiple lumens, multiple catheters configured or... Agent: V. Gerald Grafe, Esq.

20090048577 - Multi-port catheter system with medium control and measurement systems for therapy and diagnosis delivery: A series of embodiments of multi-lumen, multisegmented (or variable diameter) catheters and associated multi-channel flow control and measurement systems and methods for simultaneous delivery of a medium to a plurality of locations is described. The need for precise, stable reliable, and repeatable flow control in therapy delivery catheters is crucial... Agent: University Of Virginia Patent Foundation

20090048578 - Disposable infusion device facilitating tissue fold formation for cannula deployment and method: A device and method facilitates the forming of a skin fold during deployment of a cannula. The device may be a disposable infusion device and the method comprises adhering, to a skin surface, a base member having a port for receiving a cannula, forming a skin fold having skin surfaces... Agent: Richard O. Gray, Jr. Graybeal Jackson Haley LLP

20090048580 - Independently-manufactured drug delivery module and corresponding receptacle: A drug delivery system for an implantable medical device and methods for making and using the same. Embodiments include a housing of an implantable component of the medical device and one or more at least quasi-solid drug-delivery modules that retain an at least quasi-solid state if not a solid state.... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP

20090048579 - Method and apparatus for dispensing a composition: A pharmaceutical dispenser including a tube having an open end and a space filled with a composition, and an applicator including a first end removably coupled to the open end of the tube and a longitudinal portion with at least one aperture is described. The dispenser can also include a... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20090048581 - Aspirator assembly: An assembly structured aspirate nasal cavity of individuals including, but not limited to, children. A hand held and operative casing includes a negative pressure source preferably battery operated, and a cover assembly removably connected to the casing and structured to at least partially define a receiving chamber. An inlet assembly... Agent: Malloy & Malloy, P.A.

20090048582 - Device to reduce brain edema by surface dialysis and cooling: We have developed a novel method of brain surface dialysis that reduces intracranial pressure and modifies movement of extracellular fluid in a rat model of brain injury. A chamber with a semipermeable membrane at the site of brain contact is perfused with a hyperosmolar solution (e.g. 15% dextran, inulin, hydroxyethyl... Agent: Ade & Company Inc.

20090048583 - Intravascular delivery system for therapeutic agents: Described herein is a system for intravascular drug delivery system, which includes a reservoir implantable a blood vessel, an intravascular pump fluidly coupled to the reservoir and an anchor expandable into contact with a wall of the blood vessel to retain the system within the vasculature. Delivery conduits may be... Agent: Stallman & Pollock LLP

20090048584 - Closed loop medicament pump: A device to determine the level of a substance of interest in a patient's body and provide a therapeutic amount of medicament is disclosed. The level of a substance of interest in the patient's body is determined by iontopheretically sampling the patient's blood and then analyzing the resulting sample to... Agent: Medtronic Minimed Inc.

02/12/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20090043237 - Methods and devices for processing blood: Methods, devices and device components are presented for blood processing. Particularly, methods, devices and device components are presented for separating blood into blood components and collecting one or more separated blood components, which reduce the incidence of blood vessel infiltration and enhance donor comfort. In one aspect, the invention provides... Agent: Greenlee Winner And Sullivan P C

20090043238 - Filter for blood pressure monitor: An automatic blood pressure monitor having a housing containing a first water and air tight chamber and a second air supply chamber, the chambers being separated by a common wall. Pneumatic equipment is mounted in the first chamber having a flow circuit for inflating and deflating a blood pressure cuff.... Agent: Hiscock & Barclay, LLP

20090043239 - Device and method for transporting medicinal liquids: This invention relates to a device and a method for delivering fluids, preferably for delivering medical fluids, comprising at least one pump designed as displacement pump and at least one control unit controlling the operation of the pump, wherein the pump can be actuated by the control unit such that... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20090043240 - Method and apparatus for blood transport using a pressure controller in measurement of blood characteristics: A method and app for controlling blood withdrawal and infusion flow rate with the use of a pressure controller in connection with a blood measurement system. The pressure controller uses pressure targets based upon occlusion limits that are calculated as a function of flow. The controller has the ability to... Agent: V. Gerald Grafe, Esq.

20090043241 - Quick priming connectors for blood circuit: A connector system is provided for use in priming a fluid circuit. The system includes a first connector and a second connector. The first connector is configured to couple with one end of a conduit. The first connector has a gas permeable membrane, a main lumen extending from the gas... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090043242 - Instruments and methods for implanting corneal implant via extra-and intra-cameral routes: A method of implanting a transcorneal shunt into a cornea, the shunt having a head and a foot, each having a hole therein, the method including the operations of engaging an insertion tool with a foot hole of the shunt; making an entry incision in the cornea; inserting the shunt,... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20090043243 - Methods and devices for loading temporary hemostatic seals: Disclosed herein are methods, devices, and systems for folding a sealing element. A loader can receive a substantially unfolded sealing element, which when moved through the loader is configured for receipt in an insertion instrument. For example, the sealing element can be folded into a substantially prolate spheroidal shape. The... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090043244 - Electrotransport drug delivery device adaptable to skin resistance change: Disclosed is a transdermal electrotransport drug delivery system having a constant current that can accommodate large resistance change in a body surface. A semiconductor circuit component such as a Zener diode or a PMOS FET is used to impose a voltage drop from the output of a voltage booster circuit... Agent: Diehl Servilla LLC

20090043245 - Device for administering an injection and method of using same: Device for administering an injection is generally discussed herein with particular discussions extended to devices for stimulating a cavity below the skin and administering a dosage in the stimulated cavity and method of using the same. The dosage can be medication for health and/or cosmetic treatments. The device includes a... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20090043246 - Magnetic surgical device to manipulate tissue in laparoscopic surgeries performed with a single trocar or via natural orifices: v

20090043247 - Method and device for collagen growth stimulation: The invention provides an applicator for skin treatment having one or more RF electrodes. An article is located between the electrodes, such as a roller or flexible belt containing one or more protruding pins electrically isolated from the RF electrodes. The invention also provides a system for skin treatment comprising... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20090043248 - Removable multi-channel applicator nozzle: The invention provides a multi-channel applicator nozzle.... Agent: Ropes & Gray LLP

20090043249 - Tisssue prosthesis processing technology: A heart valve prostheses crimping apparatus and method for deducing the diameter of stents containing heart valve prosthesis. A medical prosthesis catheter loading apparatus, including a crimping assembly for reducing the diameter of a prosthesis; and a catheter clamp for holding a catheter adjacent to the prosthesis. Also disclosed is... Agent: Joel D. Skinner, Jr. Skinner And Associates

20090043250 - Microneedle with membrane: Membrane containing microneedles, microneedle arrays, and needles, and systems and methods relating to same are disclosed.... Agent: Morse, Barnes-brown & Pendleton, P.C. Attn:IPManager

20090043251 - Blood flow control system, tension adjustable instrument and method thereof: A blood flow control system, tension adjustable instrument and a method are disclosed. The blood. flow control system comprises a detecting unit, a computing and a tension adjustable instrument. The detecting unit real-time monitors the biomolecular response condition of a living organ, and the computing unit dynamically controls the tension... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20090043252 - Infusion apparatus: In a peristaltic medical infusion pump unit, comprising a peristaltic assembly and a counter surface or anvil facing said peristaltic assembly and provided by the inner surface of a door (30) pivotally mounted on a housing (12) of the unit, the door (30) is readily non-destructively removable and replaceable. In... Agent: Fulwider Patton LLP

20090043253 - Smart medical compliance method and system: The smart medical compliance method and system invention prevents adverse drug events through the use of protocols that uniquely identifies the patient, care provider, medication and/or medical device that is to be used with radio frequency identification (RFID). The RFID devices incorporate fail-safe locks or indicators that prevent the inadvertent... Agent: Ade & Company Inc.

20090043254 - Non-compliant medical balloon: A non-compliant fiber-reinforced medical balloon comprises a first fiber layer and a second fiber layer embedded in a continuous matrix of thermally-weldable polymer material defining a barrel wall, cone walls and neck walls. The fibers of the first fiber layer run substantially parallel to one another and substantially parallel to... Agent: Howison & Arnott, L.l.p

20090043255 - Manual syringe: A manual syringe (10) includes a disposable syringe cylinder (12), a disposable piston (14) and a disposable piston rod (16). The piston rod (16) includes a position encoder (18). A piston-position indicator means (22) coupled to the position encoder (18) is fixedly assigned to the syringe cylinder (12). The piston-position... Agent: Griffin & Szipl, PC

20090043256 - Hyperthermia, system, method and components: An IV pole mountable, therapeutic infusate processing device is incorporated into a hypothermia system to receive therapeutic fluid(s), such as normal saline, peritioneal dialysis solution, or other crystalloid solution, to heat such therapeutic fluid(s) a few degrees centigrade above normal body temperature and to direct the resulting heated infusate to... Agent: Morris I. Pollack

20090043257 - Adapter for power injectors: A syringe adapter includes an adapter body having a first connecting portion that may be received into a power injector unit used to deliver contrast media. The adapter also includes a second connecting portion configured to receive the rearward end of an associated syringe. The adapter includes means for encoding... Agent: Hahn Loeser & Parks, LLP

20090043258 - Injection needle apparatus for making injection in tissue in body cavity: An injection needle apparatus in which an operation for relatively moving an outer tube 4 and an inner tube 5 is performed to project and retract a needle body 12 from and into a distal end of the outer tube 4, and to carry out a movement of rotation of... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20090043259 - Sphincterotome: A medical sphincterotome and a method of its use are described. The sphincterotome has structural elements that are capable of directing a wire guide through a selected body passageway. One structural element includes a distal port and deflection member that can deflect the wire guide into the desired passageway. Another... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20090043260 - Catheter anchoring system: A catheter anchoring system is provided to securely anchor to a patient's skin a catheter and fluid supply tube interconnection. The anchoring system comprises a retainer configured to receive a catheter adaptor in a variety of positions. The adaptor interconnects the catheter and the fluid supply tube. In one embodiment... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090043261 - Pressure actuated valve with improved biasing member: A valve for controlling material flow through a catheter, comprises a first flexible member including a first moveable element, wherein, when the first moveable element is in the open position, material may flow past the first flexible member through a first lumen of the catheter and, when the first moveable... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP

20090043262 - Medical needle systems with reset devices for medical needle shield apparatus: A medical needle shield system is provided that includes a medical needle shield apparatus and a reset device. The reset device resets a safety housing on the medical needle. The reset device has alignment features which guide the safety housing towards reset features. The reset features pass through access features... Agent: Stoel Rives, LLP

20090043263 - Retractable hypodermic syringe: A hypodermic syringe includes a barrel with a plunger slidably extending therein. The barrel may include a barrel adapter at one end to define a luer hub socket and the outer walls of slots in the barrel. The plunger includes an outer plunger element and an inner plunger element telescoping... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP

20090043264 - Injection device: An injection device for injection of set doses of medicine from a cartridge has a nut (13) that is screwed up along a threaded piston rod (4) during a dose setting operation. The nut is screwed along the piston rod by rotating a dose setting member (17. A rotational coupling... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department

20090043265 - Method and apparatus for auto injection of a therapeutic: Provided, among other things, is a therapeutic dispensing device (100) comprising: a handle (10) with proximal (44) and distal (46) end, defining cavity (11), and containing a window at the distal end (13); a channel (38) positioned within the cavity; a carriage (12) supported by the handle and configured to... Agent: Raymond R. Moser Jr., Esq. MoserIPLaw Group

20090043266 - Syringe barrel and method for the production of a syring barrel: This invention relates to a syringe barrel (1) which, at least in part, has a cylindrical portion (2), whereby a needle (4) is fixed in an axial end portion (3) of the cylindrical portion (2), whereby the needle (4) is arranged in a receiving channel (5) in the axial end... Agent: Lucas & Mercanti, LLP

20090043267 - Portable self-contained bowel lavage system: A portable, self-contained bowel lavage system for supporting a person in a sitting or squatting position during an enema, comprising a housing (21) having a seat sloping to an opening (24) over a toilet (25) and a splash-guard enclosure (23) upon which the buttocks are pressed to direct effluent into... Agent: Bush Intellectual Property Law Group, LLC

20090043268 - Wound treatment system and suction regulator for use therewith: A system is provided for the treatment of wounds by applying a negative pressure to a wound. The system comprises an electronically controlled suction regulator that comprises: a vacuum regulator, a coupler for coupling the vacuum regulator to an external vacuum source, a valve connected to the vacuum regulator for... Agent: Price Heneveld Cooper Dewitt & Litton, LLP

20090043269 - Apparatus for dispension of liquid: A liquid dispensing apparatus includes a liquid storage space having an opening for dispensing liquid, and a movable wall operable to reduce the liquid storage space. The apparatus also includes an intermediate storage space having variable volume, the intermediate storage space including a liquid inlet in fluid communication with the... Agent: Klein, O'neill & Singh, LLP

20090043270 - Effusion drainage kits and methods for packaging the same: A kit for treating effusion, such as pleural effusion, comprises at least one tray including a plurality of indentations configured to receive one or more components used to insert a chest tube into a patient's pleural cavity, at least one dressing kit including supplies for applying a dressing to the... Agent: Rutan & Tucker, LLP.

20090043271 - Drainable ostomy pouch having flexible stiffening strips with plural grooves: A drainable ostomy pouch having a first, proximal, and a second, distal, elongate, flexible stiffening strip each made of a stiff plastics material and each having a width, a length substantially greater than the width, a first major surface, and a second major surface parallel with and opposed to the... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP (hollister)

20090043272 - Training pant article and method for manufacturing: A method for projecting leakage performance for an absorbent article includes applying a liquid insult to a first sample article on a testing apparatus and recording leakage, applying a liquid Insult to a second sample article on the testing apparatus and recording leakage, and calculating a projected frequency of actual... Agent: Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP

20090043273 - Absorbent core: Absorbent core for disposable absorbent articles, particularly for the absorption of menses or blood.... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20090043274 - Compact and portable individually packaged intimate feminine absorbent article: A method for packaging an intimate feminine absorbent article for use in intimate absorption of body fluid to yield a single individually packaged intimate feminine absorbent article for use in intimate absorption of body fluid that is compact and portable includes the steps of compressing the single-use disposable intimate feminine... Agent: Tillman Wright, PLLC

20090043275 - Pant-like absorbent article and a method for making it: A pant-type absorbent article having a first body panel and a second body panel, the first and second body panels being interconnected by side panels. The respective side panel is formed by a bridge member having a first longitudinal edge portion attached to the first body panel and a second... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090043276 - Drug delivery device, compositions and methods relating thereto: An implantable drug delivery device including at least one flexible elongate element, the flexible elongate element including a polymeric carrier for a drug and anchors for attachment to a vessel wall of the patient.... Agent: Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.

20090043277 - Treatment for patients after removal of saphenous vascular material: A device and method for using the device is used for clotting volumes created postoperatively. The device is inserted into a cavity formed by removal of tissue or organ within a patient. The device may have a flexible tubing having a surface material; a blood clotting material enclosed within the... Agent: Mark A. Litman & Associates, P.A. Suite 205

20090043278 - Body-insertable apparatus: A body-insertable apparatus that can reduce the apparatus size and perform projection operation of an injection needle in a power saving manner is provided. A body-insertable apparatus 1 according to the present invention has a balloon 4 for storing a medical fluid in a capsule-like casing 2, and an injection... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090043279 - Microneedle arrays formed from polymer films: The present invention provides for transdermal delivery devices having microneedle arrays, as well as methods for their manufacture and use. In one embodiment, a transdermal delivery device is provided. The transdermal delivery device includes a polymer layer which has microneedles projecting from one of its surfaces. The microneedles are compositionally... Agent: Thorpe North & Western, LLP.

20090043280 - Vaccine delivery service: The present invention relates to novel methods of vaccination and vaccine delivery. In particular, the invention relates to methods of vaccination and pre-filled vaccine delivery devices designed to deliver the vaccine into the dermis of an individual... Agent: Glaxosmithkline Corporate Intellectual Property, Mai B482

20090043281 - Method and apparatus to decrease the risk of intraneuronal injection during administration of nerve block anesthesia: An objective and reproducible system for, and method of, monitoring and/or controlling the pressure during nerve blockage injection, especially by less experienced personnel, is provided in order to decrease the possibility of intraneuronal injection. More specifically, the present invention employs a pressure sensing and/or limiting device located between an injection... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin And Flannery

20090043282 - Drug delivery devices and related components, systems and methods: This description relates to drug delivery devices (100), as well as related components, systems and methods.... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090043284 - Catheter sheath: A catheter sheath 12 includes a tubular member 14 defining a lumen 18, a distal region of the tubular member 14 defining a plurality of discrete elements 28. The discrete elements 28 are displaceable between a first position in which the discrete elements 28 extend parallel to a longitudinal axis... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20090043283 - Microfabricated catheter with improved bonding structure: Medical devices and methods for making and using the same. An example medical device may include a tubular member and a liner disposed within the liner. The tubular member may have a plurality of slots formed therein. A space may be defined between the tubular member and the liner. One... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20090043285 - Braided peelable sheath: The present invention is a splitable/peelable reinforced flexible tubular body (10) for a catheter or sheath (12). The body (10) comprises a proximal end (14), a distal end (16), a wall structure (18), and a lumen (20) defined by the wall structure (18). The wall structure (18) extends between the... Agent: St. Jude Medical, Atrial Fibrillation Division

20090043286 - Highly efficient fluid suctioning device: A multi-purpose, one integral piece, medical suctioning device, comprising, in combination first, second and third longitudinally extending tubular body portions of successively different outer diameters, and defining a single, molded plastic unit which is laterally flexible along its longitudinal length, the first body portion forming annular barbs outwardly presented to... Agent: William W. Haefliger

20090043287 - Catheter movement system: The present application relates to a urinary catheter movement system for use with a urinary catheter located within an interior volume of a urinary catheter pouch. The system can include a catheter movement controller configured to selectively control longitudinal movement of the catheter relative to a port in the pouch.... Agent: Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP

20090043288 - Temperature responsive systems: A shape memory material activated device of the present invention uses a shape memory material activator to create a path through a shell wall of the device. The path through the shell wall may release a substance contained in the shell or allow a substance to enter the shell. The... Agent: Litman Law Offices, Ltd.

20090043291 - Closed loop medicament pump: A device to determine the level of a substance of interest in a patient's body and provide a therapeutic amount of medicament is disclosed. The level of a substance of interest in the patient's body is determined by iontopheretically sampling the patient's blood and then analyzing the resulting sample to... Agent: Medtronic Minimed Inc.

20090043290 - Drug delivery safety system: A drug delivery safety system includes a programmer with a display and a communications device adapted to communicate with an ambulatory medical device. The programmer has access to a database of information, and is adapted to receive and process the information and a user input and to control the display... Agent: Henricks Slavin And Holmes LLP Suite 200

20090043289 - Drug titration utilizing an implantable medical device: A method for titrating a drug to provide a medical therapy to a patient. The method includes the steps of providing an implantable medical device having a controller, providing one or more implantable sensors configured to sense physical parameters of the patient and configured to transmit signals to the controller.... Agent: Pauly, Devries Smith & Deffner, L.L.C.

02/05/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20090036816 - Blood tube system for extracorporeal uses, such as dialysis devices: A blood tube system for extracorporeal uses, such as dialysis devices, wherein an arterial expansion chamber including a lower region for receiving blood, in which a blood inlet channel terminates, and from which a blood outlet channel extends, and an upper region for receiving air, where a venting channel provided... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain, Ltd.

20090036819 - Drug eluting ocular implant with anchor and methods thereof: Ocular implants, delivery devices and methods for treating ocular disorders are disclosed. One method involves inserting an implant on one side of an eye. The implant has an anchor on a distal end portion and an outlet opening that is disposed proximal of the anchor. The implant is advanced across... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090036817 - Implantable flow connector: An implantable flow connector for fluidically coupling a source tissue-enclosed body space with a destination element, comprising: a conduit having a lumen terminating at an orifice at a first end of the conduit implantable in the source body space through an opening formed in a tissue wall of the source... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP

20090036818 - Shunt and method treatment of glaucoma: This invention provides a shunt for implantation between the anterior chamber of the eye and the epithelial-lined space through the frontal sinus bone of a patient for the treatment of glaucoma. The shunt includes a tube having a length sufficient to span the distance between the anterior chamber of the... Agent: Greenlee Winner And Sullivan P C

20090036820 - Implantable flow connector: An implantable flow connector for fluidically coupling a source tissue-enclosed body space with a destination element, comprising: a conduit having a lumen terminating at an orifice at a first end of the conduit implantable in the source body space through an opening formed in a tissue wall of the source... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP

20090036822 - Electrotransport agent delivery method and apparatus: An electrotransport device for delivering or sampling an agent through a body surface by electrotransport, the device having a housing including an upper, exterior housing portion and a lower housing portion, the housing enclosing electronic components, and at least one hydratable or hydrated reservoir containing water or an at least... Agent: Diehl Servilla LLC

20090036821 - Iontophoretic transdermal delivery of nicotine salts: The present invention relates to iontophoretic transdermal delivery of nicotine salts useful for nicotine replacement therapy for an individual in need thereof. The present invention further relates to the iontophoretic transdermal delivery of nicotine maleate and nicotine citrate. Methods of reducing skin irritation generally caused by transdermal nicotine delivery by... Agent: Smithkline Beecham Corporation Corporate Intellectual Property-us, Uw2220

20090036823 - Fluid flowing device and method for tissue diagnosis or therapy: A device and method for safely securing a multilumen device to a tissue, organ or solid tumor within the body of a human during a diagnostic or therapeutic procedure is described. The device is capable of securing the tumor by touching or piercing its surface and providing a coolant to... Agent: Mchale & Slavin, P.A.

20090036824 - High velocity liquid-gas stream device for administering therapeutic substances: A device and a method for improved treatment of tissue by direct application thereto of desired therapeutic substances in the form of a stream of therapeutic droplets carried in a high velocity gas produced by accelerating a flow of gas through at least one gas discharge nozzle so as to... Agent: Fay Sharpe LLP

20090036825 - Method and apparatus for home dialysis: The invention relates to home hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis to be carried out by the patient or other non-professional users. The invention provides a system based on re-circulation of dialysate from small dialysate containers, which allows for very small dialysate consumption and easy portability. The system thereby also allows for... Agent: Winston & Strawn LLP Patent Department

20090036826 - Method and device for abrading skin: A device includes a plurality of microneedles for abrading the stratum corneum of the skin to form a plurality of grooves in the tissue having a controlled depth and width. The microneedles have a length of about 5-250 microns and generally about 5-200 microns. The device is rubbed over the... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20090036827 - Juxtascleral drug delivery and ocular implant system: Ophthalmic drug delivery devices useful for delivery of pharmaceutically active agents to the posterior segment of the eye are disclosed.... Agent: Alcon

20090036828 - Method and system for self-management of a disease: The present specification discloses a method, system and program product that can be used for self-management of any chronic disease. The invention involves the use of a device to enter patient's disease related data. Based on this data patient's habits are detected and presented in a graphical format. The user... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department

20090036829 - Balloon catheter with elastic segment: The present invention relates to a catheter comprising an outer tube; an inner tube; and a balloon fixed at its proximal sleeve to the outer tube and at its distal sleeve to the inner tube, wherein the inner tube comprises an elastic segment.... Agent: Workman Nydegger

20090036830 - Bifurcation treatment system and methods: A catheter assembly configured for treatment of a vessel bifurcation. The catheter assembly includes a catheter shaft and first and second balloons. The second balloon extends radially outward relative to the first balloon when expanded. A valve arrangement controls expansion of the second balloon. Portions of the valve arrangement can... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20090036831 - Balloon catheter with delivery ports: The present invention provides apparatus and methods for treating a vascular condition by providing a catheter having proximal and distal regions, a balloon disposed on the distal region, and a plurality of delivery ports disposed in lateral surfaces of the catheter at locations proximal to the balloon. The balloon is... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20090036832 - Guidewires and methods for manufacturing guidewires: Medical devices and methods for making and using the same. An example of medical devices includes a core member and a tubular member disposed over a portion of the core member. The core member may include an outer diameter region that has an outside diameter that is substantially the same... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20090036833 - Composite elongate medical device including distal tubular member: An intracorporeal device includes a shaft having a proximal section including a first elongate member and a distal section including a tubular member and a second elongate member. A proximal region of the tubular member is attached to the distal region of the first elongate member. The second elongate member... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20090036834 - Elongate medical device having enhanced torque and methods thereof: An elongate medical device such as a guidewire, that may comprise a first elongate member having a proximal end, a distal end and a lumen there between, a second elongate member having a proximal end and a distal end, the second elongate member at least partially disposed in the first... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20090036838 - Methods of administering microparticles combined with autologous body components: Microspheres to be implanted into a patient are metered and mixed with fluids, cells, or tissues withdrawn from the patient's own body, and reinserted into the patient's body to achieve augmentation, repair or other treatment of the patient's tissue.... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20090036839 - Ergonomic adaptor for repeated injections: The present invention provides an adaptor for use with a fluid delivery device. The adaptor provides extended flanges to more easily accommodate a user's fingers and to disperse the counteracting pressure required when the plunger is depressed.... Agent: Gowling, Lafleur Henderson LLP

20090036840 - Atraumatic ball tip and side wall opening: A delivery catheter with a plug ejection mechanism with a fluid filled actuator incorporated in the catheter handle is disclosed. After delivery of RF energy, the plug is deployed within the region of the lesion by activating the plug ejection mechanism. A delivery catheter used for female sterilization with an... Agent: Bingham Mccutchen LLP

20090036841 - Coatings for blood and bone marrow-contacting devices: Medical devices having an anticoagulant coating are described. The devices may be needles, syringes and blood processing devices. The anticoagulant coating can be any of heparin, heparin salts, citric acid salts, ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid salts, hirudin, sodium pentosan polysulfate, cumarin, derivatives of cumarin, warfarin, or phenprocoumon acenocoumarolor.... Agent: Bose Mckinney & Evans LLP

20090036842 - Consumable activation lever for injection device: A disposable injection device assembly includes a dispensing chamber housing, a plunger, and a lever. The dispensing chamber housing is coupled to a needle and has an inner surface and an outer surface. The inner surface partially defines a dispensing chamber for holding a quantity of a substance. The plunger... Agent: Alcon

20090036843 - Needle-based medical device including needle guide and method for constructing: A needle-based medical device including a needle guide and a method for constructing the same are disclosed. The needle-based medical device includes a tube having a first lumen; a needle guide which is dimensioned to be inserted into the lumen of the tube, and a needle. The needle is inserted... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC

20090036844 - Reservoir with liquidly applied seal: The present invention provides a fluid reservoir comprising a first wall portion formed from a needle-penetrable material, the first wall portion comprising a seal surface. The reservoir further comprises a seal member formed from a needle-penetratable self-sealing material, wherein the seal member has been applied on the seal surface in... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department

20090036845 - Device for delivery of agents to and through the human scalp: A method and device for administering minoxidil and other topical solutions to the scalp. The method entails administering a minoxidil preparation through a manifold that fits over the scalp of a patient.... Agent: Crockett & Crockett

20090036846 - Ophthalmic injection system: An ophthalmic injection system has a tip segment attachable to and removable from a limited reuse assembly. The tip segment has a dispensing chamber housing, a plunger, a needle, a temperature control device, a thermal sensor, and a first housing at least partially enclosing the dispensing chamber housing, the temperature... Agent: Alcon

20090036847 - Suction bag arrangement: An arrangement in connection with the handling of patient fluids, comprising a suction canister open at one end, a cover for closing the suction canister, a suction bag fastened to the cover, and an underpressure apparatus (for applying underpressure to a space between the suction canister and the suction bag.... Agent: Seyfarth Shaw LLP

20090036858 - Body adhering absorbent article: The present invention provides a body adhering absorbent articles which is capable of absorbing bodily fluids. In particular embodiment of the present invention, provided is an absorbent article which is specifically designed for attachment to a wearer's skin in the vulva region of the wearer's torso.... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc. Catherine E. Wolf

20090036859 - Anthroprometrically expandable tampon pledget: A tampon pledget has an absorbent mass of material and a withdrawal string located at one end thereof. During use, the tampon pledget expands to take on a geometric configuration that approximates the shape of the vagina into which the tampon pledget is inserted. An anthroprometrically expandable tampon pledget has... Agent: Michaud-duffy Group LLP

20090036860 - Disposable pant-type diaper: A disposable pant-type diaper according to the present invention includes a front portion, a back portion, and a crotch portion which is positioned between the front and back portions, in which a waist opening and a pair of leg openings are formed by joining both longitudinal side-edge portions of the... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090036857 - Disposable feminine underwear: A disposable undergarment for use by a female during a menstruation period includes a soft, stretchable, breathable material having a waist opening and two extended leg openings. The disposable undergarment extends from the waist opening arranged substantially at a navel region of the female to mid-thigh. The extended leg openings... Agent: Bradley D. Goldizen

20090036861 - Medicament admixing system: A system for mixing or reconstituting a drug contained in a first container with a diluent or fluid contained in a second container. The second container has a port docking assembly for engaging the first container. The first container is rotatable and axially slidable within the port docking assembly. The... Agent: Brian R. Woodworth

20090036863 - Flexible storage container: A flexible container for fluid administration is provided having a body defining a cavity, a base, and at least one port comprising a flange in contact with a flange of a terminal port having a punctureable membrane layer. The body has a cross-sectional configuration including a lower body section of... Agent: Tom H. Dao Klein, O'neill & Singh, LLP

20090036862 - Multilayer plastic container and method of storing lyophilized products: A multilayer plastic container for storing lyophilized products includes at least three layers consisting of inner and outer layers having a moisture vapor transmission rate of not more than 0.1 gm mil/100 sq. in.—day at 73° F. and 95% rh, and an intermediate layer of hygroscopic resin construction having a... Agent: Reising, Ethington, Barnes, Kisselle, P.C.

20090036864 - Medicament admixing system: A system for mixing or reconstituting a drug contained in a first container with a diluent or fluid contained in a second container. The second container has a port docking assembly for engaging the first container. The first container is rotatable and axially slidable within the port docking assembly. The... Agent: Brian R. Woodworth

20090036865 - Medicament admixing system: A system for mixing or reconstituting a drug contained in a first container with a diluent or fluid contained in a second container. The second container has a port docking assembly for engaging the first container. The first container is rotatable and axially slidable within the port docking assembly. The... Agent: Brian R. Woodworth

20090036866 - Medicament admixing system: A system for mixing or reconstituting a drug contained in a first container with a diluent or fluid contained in a second container. The second container has a port docking assembly for engaging the first container. The first container is rotatable and axially slidable within the port docking assembly. The... Agent: Brian R. Woodworth

20090036867 - Medication delivery device applying a collapsible reservoir: The present invention relates to a medication delivery device comprising pump means and a reservoir adapted for containing a medicament. The pump means is adapted to transfer the medicament from the reservoir to an outlet arrangement, said outlet arrangement being adapted to be operatively connected to an associated hypodermic needle.... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department

20090036869 - Cannula system: The present disclosure provides a cannula useful for introducing a thermally responsive polymer in situ. In embodiments, the cannula possesses more than one cannula, with the thermally responsive polymer introduced in one cannula, and a material such as a coolant in a second cannula which prevents premature gelling of the... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20090036870 - Infusion medium delivery device and method with drive device for driving plunger in reservoir: A delivery device includes first and second housing portions that selectively engage and disengage. A reservoir on one housing portion operatively engages a drive device and/or a needle inserting device on the other housing portion. Upon proper engagement of the housing portions, the reservoir operatively couples to the drive device... Agent: Foley & Lardner

20090036868 - Spring driven ophthalmic injection device with safety actuator lockout feature: An ophthalmic injection device includes a dispensing chamber housing with an inner surface that partially defines a dispensing chamber for holding a substance, a plunger fluidly sealed to the interior surface of the dispensing chamber housing, and a needle fluidly coupled to the dispensing chamber. A temperature control device partially... Agent: Alcon

20090036871 - Material removal catheter and method: A catheter device and methods useable to extract material from a body conduit, e.g., a blood vessel, are provided. The catheter comprises a flexible catheter advanceable into the body conduit, an opening in a wall of the catheter in fluid communication with a material collection chamber, and a controllably arcuate... Agent: Mills & Onello LLP

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