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Surgery March listing by industry category 03/09

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03/26/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category

20090078251 - System and method of conditioning respiratory gases: A respiratory gas conditioning system and method are provided and includes an inhale branch (IB), an exhale branch (EB), a low-dead-space heat and moisture exchanger (HME), and a connector (70) for connecting the branches (IB, EB) to a patient (PZ) wherein the HME is located close to a ventilator; and... Agent: Carter, Deluca, Farrell & Schmidt, LLP

20090078252 - Fault indicator: A fault indicator for a strip advancement mechanism comprising a base that defines a fault sensing portion of a path for at least a component of a strip, an element for bearing against a strip, or a component of the strip, while it passes through the fault sensing portion of... Agent: Glaxosmithkline Corporate Intellectual Property, Mai B482

20090078253 - Herbal and aromatherapy vaporizer: An herbal and aromatherapy vaporizer is arranged to direct hot air flow moving longitudinally to retain the hot air contacting the treatment element for a longer period of time, and the hot air carries away more functional constituents from the treatment element to increase the vapor concentration. The vaporizer includes... Agent: David And Raymond Patent Firm

20090078254 - Anesthetic agent recovery: Disclosed and claimed herein are devices and method for the recovery of one or more anesthetic agents after they have been exhaled from a patient undergoing surgery and before they have been vented to the atmosphere. Typical anesthetic agents include, but are not limited to, isoflurane, desflurane, sevoflurane, and the... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

20090078257 - Auto-titration of positive airway pressure machine with feedback from implantable sensor: Systems and methods for detecting and treating an obstructive sleep apnea event are disclosed herein. The systems and methods may use an electrical output generating ionic polymer metal composite sensor attached to a region in an airway passage in an oral cavity. The electrical output may be wirelessly transmitted as... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090078256 - Method and apparatus for improved flow limitation detection of obstructive sleep apnea: In a respiratory apparatus for treatment of sleep apnea and other disorders associated with an obstruction of a patient's airway and which uses an airflow signal, an obstruction index is generated which detects the flattening of the inspiratory portion of the airflow. The flattening index serves as an obstruction index... Agent: Gottlieb Rackman & Reisman PC

20090078255 - Methods for pressure regulation in positive pressure respiratory therapy: Methods of positive pressure therapy are described. The methods increase the pressure delivered to a user from a sub-therapeutic pressure to a therapeutic pressure in one or more pressure steps sequenced to the user's breath intervals.... Agent: Cyr & Associates, P.A.

20090078258 - Pressure regulation methods for positive pressure respiratory therapy: Methods that may provide a positive pressure therapy to a user are described. The methods include detecting the user's breathing parameters and increasing the pressure delivered to the user from a sub-therapeutic pressure to a therapeutic pressure based upon the breathing parameters.... Agent: Cyr & Associates, P.A.

20090078259 - Retractable tube for cpap: A retractable tube for use in a respiratory apparatus for delivering a pressurized flow of breathable gas to a patient has an internal diameter of about 30 mm or less, a weight of about 500 g/m or less, and an unextended length of about 2 m or less. The retractable... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090078260 - expiratory limb for a breathing circuit: A breathing circuit component includes an inlet, an outlet and an enclosing wall. The enclosing wall defines a gases passageway between the inlet and the outlet. At least a region of the enclosing wall is formed from a breathable material that allows the passage of water vapour without allowing the... Agent: Trexler, Bushnell, Giangiorgi, Blackstone & Marr, Ltd.

20090078262 - Filtering face-piece respirator support structure that has living hinges: A filtering face-piece respirator 10 that comprises a harness 14 and a mask body 12. The mask body 16 includes a filtering structure 18 and a support structure 16. The support structure 16 has first and second opposing side portions 22, 24 that each include a living hinge 44. The... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20090078261 - Filtering face-piece respirator that has expandable mask body: A filtering face-piece respirator 10 that includes a mask body 12 and a harness 14. The mask body 12 contains a filtering structure 18 that is retained in position on the mask body 12 by a support structure 16 that includes a longitudinally-movable, centrally-spaced, transversely-extending member 26 that extends from... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20090078263 - Hazardous substance removing method, hazardous substance removing material used therein such as air filter, mask, wipe sheet, and the like, and storage method thereof: A hazardous substance (20) is removed by using a hazardous substance removing material (10) in which a support (11) supports an antibody (12). Humidity of the ambient atmosphere of the antibody (12) is controlled so that the antibody (12) becomes active.... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090078264 - Filtering face-piece respirator having a frame for supporting the exhalation valve: A filtering face-piece respirator 10 that includes a harness 14, a mask body 12, and an exhalation valve 38. The mask body 12 has a support structure 16 that includes a frame 32. The exhalation valve 38 is conveniently secured to the mask body 12 at the frame 32. The... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20090078266 - Filtering face-piece respirator having buckles integral to the mask body support structure: A filtering face-piece respirator 10 that includes a mask body 12 and a harness 14 and a support structure 16. The support structure 16 has a perimeter 20 that includes buckles 40 that are integrally joined to the perimeter 20. A mask body of this construction avoids the need to... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20090078265 - Respirator having dynamic support structure and pleated filtering structure: A filtering face-piece respirator 10 that has a support structure 16 and a filtering structure 18. The filtering structure 18 includes first and second transversely extending members 26, 28 that can move toward and apart from each other in the longitudinal direction. The filtering structure 18 has a filtration layer... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20090078267 - Breathing mask device and method and mold for producing same: A breathing mask device, a sealing lip device for a breathing mask device, a molding tool and a method for producing a corresponding breathing mask device and sealing lip device are described. An aspect of the invention is to provide ways that make it possible to create a breathing mask... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090078268 - Buckle having a flexural strap attachment member and respirator using such buckle: Respirator and buckle having a flexural member allowing the buckle to move in three dimensions, potentially improving user comfort, the effectiveness of the respirator, and allowing for more precise adjustments to be made to the fit of the respirator on the user. The flexural member may be a three dimensional... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20090078269 - Oral prophylactic device: It is hereby described an oral prophylactic device constructed of vulcanized natural latex or similar material, having a reinforced edge, a crown-shaped middle portion slightly thinner and a central portion representing a protuberance similar to a nipple (though bigger in size) which is absolutely flexible due to its lower thickness.... Agent: Zarley Law Firm P.L.C

20090078270 - Removable implant and implantation tool for male contraception: A male contraception implant for insertion into the vas deferens of a patient includes a tubular member having an internal bore for receiving a guide wire, a bulbous head portion for anchoring the implant and to facilitate its removal in a contraception reversal procedure, a flexible neck portion attached to... Agent: Bodner & O'rourke, LLP

20090078271 - Vas deferens vasectomy capping device: A medical device is provided which forms a physical barrier between the two ends of a cut vas during a vasectomy procedure, comprising a biodegradable, polymeric cap that is applied over at least one prostatic end of the vas, the cap including a fastener for preventing premature dislodgement.... Agent: Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC

20090078272 - Making elastic body-contact articles with studded surfaces to be used as indicia carriers: Indicia carriers for display of advertisements or brand/trade marks are provided comprising an elastic base, e.g. condoms, gloves, etc., and a plurality of indicia studs coupled to the base, and arranged in lines, contours, or patterns, forming images of symbols, characters, etc. to display the advertisements or brand/trade marks, wherein... Agent: Aleksandr Smushkovich

20090078274 - Implantable obstructive sleep apnea sensor: Systems and methods for detecting an obstructive sleep apnea event are disclosed herein. The systems and methods may use an electrical output generating ionic polymer metal composite sensor attached to a region in an airway passage in an oral cavity. The electrical output may be wirelessly transmitted as a signal... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090078275 - Palatal implant fixation devices and methods: Devices and methods for securing an implant to the hard palate are disclosed. The device may use a bracket and a retention element, such as a screw or tack, for retaining the device to the hard palate. The device may include a housing and an actuator element for actuating a... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090078273 - Smart mandibular repositioning system: Systems and methods for detecting an obstructive sleep apnea event are disclosed herein. The systems and methods may use an electrical output generating ionic polymer metal composite sensor attached to a region in an airway passage in an oral cavity. The electrical output may be wirelessly transmitted as a signal... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090078276 - Tongue retention device: A device for retaining a tongue in a predetermined position, the device comprising, a flange having a first and second surface, the flange further including a protrusion extending from the first surface of the flange; and an aperture formed through the first and second surfaces of the flange, wherein the... Agent: Bennett Jones LLP C/o Ms Roseann Caldwell

  
03/19/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category

20090071469 - Semi-automatic emergency medication dose nebulizer: A conventional respiratory nebulizer has an emergency medication dose storage system conveniently useable in an emergency to deliver the stored medication dose directly to the nebulizing chamber quickly, reliably, and with a single impulse of manual force to a simple mechanical delivery system, thereby making the nebulizer useable in two... Agent: Alfred M. Walker

20090071470 - Emergency medication dose nebulizer: A conventional respiratory nebulizer has an emergency medication dose storage system conveniently useable in an emergency to deliver the stored medication dose directly to the nebulizing chamber quickly, reliably, and with a single impulse of manual force to a simple mechanical delivery system, thereby making the nebulizer useable in two... Agent: Alfred M. Walker

20090071472 - Apparatus for producing oxygen and/or hydrogen gas: An apparatus for providing oxygen and/or hydrogen by splitting water and filtering out oxygen from exhaled air, atmospheric air, and/or air from a fan motor using an alternating repeating catalytic and filtering screens with the first screen in the repeating unit having diRuthenium and second screen having Zeolite crystalline bodies.... Agent: Dilworth & Barrese, LLP

20090071471 - Apparatus for producing oxygen and/or hydrogen in an environment devoid of breathable oxygen: An apparatus for producing oxygen in an atmosphere substantially devoid of breathable oxygen.... Agent: Dilworth & Barrese, LLP

20090071474 - Method and devices for administration of therapeutic gases: Methods for administering medical gases are disclosed including providing the medical gas in compressed gas cartridges containing an amount of the medical gas preferably corresponding substantially to a unit dose of the medical gas and providing a patient with means to access the medical gas from the gas cartridge upon... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20090071473 - Semi-automatic emergency medication dose nebulizer: A conventional respiratory nebulizer has an emergency medication dose storage system conveniently useable in an emergency to deliver the stored medication dose directly to the nebulizing chamber quickly, reliably, and with a single impulse of manual force to a simple mechanical delivery system, thereby making the nebulizer useable in two... Agent: Alfred M. Walker

20090071475 - Method and devices for administration of therapeutic gases: Methods for administering medical gases are disclosed including providing the medical gas in compressed gas cartridges containing an amount of the medical gas preferably corresponding substantially to a unit dose of the medical gas and providing a patient with means to access the medical gas from the gas cartridge upon... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20090071476 - Method and devices for administration of therapeutic gases: Methods for administering medical gases are disclosed including providing the medical gas in compressed gas cartridges containing an amount of the medical gas preferably corresponding substantially to a unit dose of the medical gas and providing a patient with means to access the medical gas from the gas cartridge upon... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20090071477 - Method and apparatus for vaporizing a compound: Disclosed is a method and device for rapid heating of a substance. One embodiment includes a substance including a drug to be vaporized for inhalation therapy. A sealed fuel cell containing a combustible filament is placed in a heat exchange relationship with the substance. An igniter is operatively associated with... Agent: Swanson & Bratschun, L.l.c

20090071479 - Medical ventilator with compressor heated exhalation filter: A medical ventilator includes a pressure generator for increasing a pressure of gas that produces heat during the operation thereof. A heat sink spaced from the pressure generator is provided for absorbing heat from the pressure generator. A bacteria filter requiring heating in excess of an ambient temperature for the... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090071478 - Ventilator: A ventilator to replace or supplement a patient's breathing includes a control valve in the form of a proportional obstacle valve (POV) to provide improved air flow control and ventilator operation reliability. The POV includes an inlet, an outlet and a bypass. A stopcock controlled by a stepper motor directs... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP

20090071480 - Compact continuous positive airway pressure apparatus and method: A compact continuous positive airway pressure apparatus and method provide a flatter profile and more compact thickness, including a larger lateral dimension in order to be accommodated in conventional luggage designed to stow laptop computers having a smaller aspect ratio of thickness to length or thickness to width. Air tubing... Agent: Pate Pierce & Baird

20090071481 - Method and devices for administration of therapeutic gases: Methods for administering medical gases are disclosed including providing the medical gas in compressed gas cartridges containing an amount of the medical gas preferably corresponding substantially to a unit dose of the medical gas and providing a patient with means to access the medical gas from the gas cartridge upon... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20090071482 - Resuscitators: A manual squeeze bag resuscitator has an outlet (7) connected to a face mask or breathing tube via a length of flexible tubing (40) so that the resuscitator can be operated away from the face of the patient. A tube (10) within the bag (2) limits the extent by which... Agent: Louis Woo Law Office Of Louis Woo

20090071483 - Mask having holding object: Disclosed is a mask in that a housing space is formed through a three dimensional type cover and a fixing supporter is inserted into an edge of the three dimensional type cover in order to prevent the mask from being easily polluted by adhering closely to a nose and mouth... Agent: Hyun Jong Park Park & AssociatesIPLaw LLC

20090071484 - Endotracheal tube with intrinsic suction & endotracheal suction control valve: An improved endotracheal tube providing a built in suction channel for the removal of excessive secretions from the lumen of said tube and the tracheobronchial system is disclosed. Control valves for regulating the suction feature are also disclosed.... Agent: George R. Reardon

20090071485 - Protective shields and covers and methods for installing the same: Protective shields with and without retaining wings and shield cover for protecting the vulva and labia minora of a female. The protective shield is shaped to conform to the outer shape of the labia minora and may include retaining wings which hold the shield in place. An outer cover may... Agent: Jessica Costa

20090071486 - Orifice insertion devices and methods: At least one exemplary embodiment is directed to a method of sealing an orifice comprising: inserting a sealing element into an orifice; transferring a fluid into the sealing element; and restricting fluid transfer into the sealing element when a pressure in the sealing element is greater than a threshold value.... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP

20090071487 - Sealing devices: At least one exemplary embodiment is directed to a deformable sealing section that can be inserted into an orifice causing sealing of the orifice.... Agent: Personics Holdings Inc.

  
03/12/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category

20090064995 - Inhalation device: The present invention relates to a device for providing an aerosol flow, an air flow or both with at least a compressor for providing an air flow, a nebulization device for generating an aerosol flow and a mixing means for optionally mixing the aerosol flow with the air flow to... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing

20090064996 - Duo chamber: e

20090064997 - Inhaler: The invention provides an inhaler for dispensing medicament. The inhaler comprises auxiliary energy provision means for providing auxiliary energy for aerosolising medicament; energy release means for releasing auxiliary energy from the auxiliary energy provision means; feed means for feeding a dose of medicament, characterised in that the inhaler comprises control... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.

20090064998 - Breathing tube bite inhibitor: This invention relates to bite inhibitors comprising a flange and a bite restricting member for use with a patient intubated with a breathing tube and to the combination of a bite inhibitor and a breathing tube mounted to the bite inhibitor.... Agent: Dr. Hosni R. Bassili

20090065000 - Endotracheal tube stylet and endotracheal tube installation kit: This invention is to provide an endotracheal tube stylet insertable into an endotracheal tube, the endotracheal tube stylet comprising: a first coupling member; a second coupling member coupled to the first coupling member; an operable member connected to the first or the second coupling member, the operable member being capable... Agent: Kamrath & Associates P.A.

20090064999 - Tracheostomy tube with inner cannula and obturator for regular and extra-long stomas: This invention relates to a dual-cannula tracheostomy device comprising an outer cannula and an inner cannula for insertion into the trachea of patients with normal-sized and extra-long stomas. The inner cannula comprises an interlocking means which interacts with a connecting means on the outer cannula in order to stabilize the... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug

20090065001 - Method and devices for administration of therapeutic gases: Methods for administering medical gases are disclosed including providing the medical gas in compressed gas cartridges containing an amount of the medical gas preferably corresponding substantially to a unit dose of the medical gas and providing a patient with means to access the medical gas from the gas cartridge upon... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20090065002 - Humidity controller: A breathing assistance apparatus adapted to deliver humidified gases at a desired level of humidity to a patient including a humidifier and a heated conduit is disclosed. The humidifier includes a controller which controls the humidifier, or the humidifier and the heated conduit to deliver the gases to the patient... Agent: Trexler, Bushnell, Giangiorgi, Blackstone & Marr, Ltd.

20090065003 - Method of performing surgical procedures on patients suffering from hiatal hernia: The invention is a method of lowering the gastroesophageal junction below the diaphragm of a patient with a hiatal hernia during the performance of surgical procedures performed via natural orifices. The method comprises applying positive pressure ventilation with positive end expiratory pressure (PEEP) to the patient.... Agent: Kevin D. Mccarthy Roach Brown Mccarthy & Gruber, P.C.

20090065004 - Parameter optimization in sleep apnea treatment apparatus: The present invention includes a method and apparatus for the optimized treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. The present invention includes a pressure source configured to provide positive airway pressure to a patient who is resting at home. The pressure source receives control signals from control electronics that define a pressure... Agent: Winthrop D. Childers

20090065005 - Nose mask assembly to be worn during sleep having a suspension support bracket and a retractable line: A nose mask assembly to be worn during sleep including a nose mask, an air hose, a suspension support bracket connected to the air hose, a retractable line connected to the air hose, and a ball joint or a flexible silicone rubber tubing member connected to the nose mask for... Agent: Ezra Sutton, Esq.

20090065006 - Filtering respirator with rotatable filter: A filtration system for use in a respirator includes a base member including a chamber aperture, a rotating member including a filter that rotates with respect to the base member; and a cover with an inhale entry. The inhale entry and the chamber aperture create a path through which air... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090065007 - Oxygen concentrator apparatus and method: In some embodiments, an oxygen concentrator may include lightweight injection molded housing components coupled to dual-pump diaphragm compressors. The oxygen concentrator may be coupled to a pressure transducer that detects a user's inhalation. The detected inhalation may signal the release of a bolus of oxygen. The sensitivity of the pressure... Agent: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel, P.C.

20090065008 - Protective shield and cover: Protective shield and protective or ornamental cover for protecting the vulva and labia minora of a female. The protective shield is shaped to conform to the outer shape of the labia minora and protects the vulva of a female user.... Agent: Jessica Costa

20090065009 - Method and tools for the reduction of excess skin: Methods and devices for removing excess skin are described. The excess skin is gathered into a bundle, which is mechanically unloaded relative to the skin around the bundle. The bundle of excess skin is maintained for an extended period of time, such as at least three weeks, to permit the... Agent: Hoekendijk & Lynch, LLP

  
03/05/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category

20090056708 - Device, system and method for targeting aerosolized particles to a specific area of the lungs: The present invention is directed to the administration of aerosolized particles to specific area of the lungs, and in particular to the targeted delivery of aerosolized pharmaceutical formulations to a specific area of the lungs. More specifically, the present invention relates to devices and methods for depositing aerosolized particles to... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing

20090056709 - Method and apparatus for alleviating nasal congestion: The present invention relates generally to the field of treatments for nasal congestion, and in particular, to a method and apparatus for alleviating nasal congestion in a patient by mechanically stimulating the sneezing reflex in the patient to urge drainage of the nasal passageways. The method includes inserting an instrument... Agent: Fasken Martineau Dumoulin LLP

20090056710 - Inhaler for powdery substances: The invention relates to an inhalator (1) for powdery substances (33), especially medical substances. The inhalator comprises a substance reservoir chamber (27) and a metering chamber (34). The metering chamber is configured as a crossbore (35) of a rod (36) and can be displaced from a filling position (B) to... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.C.

20090056712 - Base unit for breathing gas heating and humidification system: A base unit for use in a breathing gas heating and humidification apparatus includes a gas source configured to generate an initial gas flow, the gas source having a gas source outlet and a flow divider in fluid communication with the gas source outlet. The flow divider is configured to... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20090056715 - Delivery tube for breathing gas heating and humidification system: A delivery tube assembly for delivering a breathing gas to a patient, the delivery tube includes a first lumen having an upstream portion and a downstream portion. The lumen is configured to deliver the breathing gas from the upstream portion to the downstream portion. A second lumen is configured to... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20090056714 - Humidifier for breathing gas heating and humidification system: A humidification canister for humidifying a breathing gas, the humidification canister includes a fluid supply configured to supply a fluid and a first gas flow path in fluid communication with the fluid supply. A first gas flow path is configured to humidify the breathing gas with the fluid. A second... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20090056711 - Nose cannula heated/humidified gas delivery system: A low flow heated/humidified respiratory gas delivery system, especially useful for low flow rates as preferred in the treatment of neonate and other such patients, wherein the respiratory gas is heated and humidified as desired for delivery to the patient and the temperature is monitored at the point of delivery... Agent: Luedeka, Neely & Graham, P.C.

20090056713 - System and method for delivering a heated and humidified gas: An apparatus for providing breathing gas to a patient that includes a base unit to provide a first flow of gas and a second flow of gas and a humidification canister to be coupled to the base unit is described. The humidification canister includes a first gas flow path to... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20090056716 - Cool air inhaler and methods of treatment using same: An inhaler device and a method of treating various symptoms associated with the airway and/or throat and/or respiratory system of a patient. The device is particularly designed to reduce swelling and inflammation of the larynx and or upper respiratory track, such as swelling and/or inflammation that result from croup, laryngitis's,... Agent: Nields & Lemack

20090056717 - Nose cannula heated/humidified gas delivery system: A low flow heated/humidified respiratory gas delivery system, especially useful for low flow rates as preferred in the treatment of neonate and other such patients, wherein the respiratory gas is heated and humidified as desired for delivery to the patient and the temperature is monitored at the point of delivery... Agent: Luedeka, Neely & Graham, P.C.

20090056719 - Exhalatory pressure device and system thereof: An apparatus for providing pressure into which a patient must exhale is provided. The canister has a canister axis and is disposed to hold liquid. The canister also has indicia of pressure on the canister. The apparatus also includes a substantially rigid lid disposed to substantially cover a mouth of... Agent: Hunton & Williams LLP Intellectual Property Department

20090056718 - Underwater breathing apparatus: A breathing apparatus for providing pressurized air to a swimmer. The breathing apparatus is based on a geometrically shaped structure that provides superior floatation characteristics in all sea conditions. The breathing apparatus includes a spherical shaped buoyant housing that is mounted above a half spherical shaped submersible housing. The buoyant... Agent: Mchale & Slavin, P.A.

20090056720 - Apparatus for installing or uninstalling carbon dioxide absorbent canister: Disclosed is an apparatus for installing a carbon dioxide absorbent canister which comprises a body, a lifting member, and a lifting mechanism. The body comprises a breathing circuit and an adapter for connecting the carbon dioxide absorbent canister with the breathing circuit. The adapter is located at or near the... Agent: Mindray C/o VistaIPLaw Group LLP

20090056721 - Respiratory apparatus with mouthpiece: Disclosed herein is a respiratory apparatus that acts as a system for pre-oxygenation of a patient and for the opening of respiratory pathways of a patient. The apparatus includes a mouthpiece having a shield that is inserted in the mouth of the patient. The mouthpiece also includes an outer tubular... Agent: Ralph A. Dowell Of Dowell & Dowell P.C.

20090056722 - Methods and devices for occluding an ovarian pathway: Methods and devices of sterilization by which the ovarian pathway is occluded by a plug, wherein placement of the plug may be visually confirmed, Other methods and devices are also described.... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090056723 - Ultrasonically detectable intrauterine system and a method for enhancing ultrasound detection: The present invention relates to ultrasonically detectable intrauterine systems and to a method for enhancing ultrasound detection of these systems. An intrauterine system having an inert metal coating on at least part of the body of the intrauterine system or at least one inert metal clip, pin, ring or sleeve... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090056724 - Sleep appliance: A dental oral appliance for use with patients who suffer with sleep disorders, to reduce or eliminate snoring and to open the airway for a sleeping individual who suffers with obstructive sleep apnea. The appliance covers the inside (lingual) of the upper teeth and has an open palate. Retention for... Agent: Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith LLP

20090056725 - Protective guards and method of using same: A method and apparatus for protecting a user's mouth from discomfort caused by installed dental brackets of the character having a plurality of bracket members attached to the teeth of the user with cooperating wire support members attached to the brackets. The apparatus includes a plurality of uniquely configured protective... Agent: James E. Brunton, Esq.

20090056726 - Therapeutic and protective dental device useful as an intra-oral delivery system: A dental device has a U-shaped carrier with at least one channel for embracing an arch of teeth. The carrier has recessed insets in the channel. Discrete inserts carrying a beneficial agent can fit into the insets and release the agent gradually. When the device is used in a primarily... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20090056727 - Thumb- and finger-sucking inhibition garment and associated methods: A garment for inhibiting thumb and finger sucking includes pajamas having sleeves that cover the hands with a puppet having a likeness of a creature. The child is told a story that has the creature as a character therein. The child is encouraged to participate in the story-telling with the... Agent: James H. Beusse Beusse Wolter Sanks Mora & Maire, P.A.

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