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Surgery March listing by industry category 03/09Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 03/26/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.
20090082712 - Patterned tampon and method of making: A tampon including a compressed pledget of absorbent material. The tampon has a body portion and a longitudinal axis, wherein the tampon includes at least one patterned impression with one or more design elements oriented substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal axis, wherein at least one design element is formed by... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip
20090082713 - Method of enhancing iontophoretic delivery of a peptide: The present invention provides methods for the administration of a peptide to a body surface of the patient comprising treating said body surface by microporation and iontophoretically administering the peptide to the body surface. The present invention also encompasses a method of transdermally administering a peptide to the skin of... Agent: Elmore Patent Law Group, PC
20090082714 - Systems and methods for treating superficial venous malformations like spider veins: Systems and methods treat superficial venous malformations, such as spider veins. The systems and methods distribute a light-reactive agent, e.g., verteporfin, at or near an inner wall of a vein. The systems and methods activate the light-reactive agent by applying non-thermal light energy at a wavelength that activates the light-reactive... Agent: Ryan Kromholz & Manion, S.c.
20090082717 - Dermal micro-organs, methods and apparatuses for producing and using the same: Embodiments of the present invention provide Dermal Micro-organs (DMOs), methods and apparatuses for producing the same. Some embodiments of the invention provide a DMO including a plurality of dermal components, which substantially retain the micro-architecture and three dimensional structure of the dermal tissue from which they are derived, having dimensions... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP
20090082716 - Linear to torsional converter for phaco handpieces: A linear-to-torsional converter changes the linear motion imparted by a phaco handpiece to torsional or rotational motion. The converter attaches to the needle mount of a conventional linear handpiece. A lock can be used to defeat the torsional motion and restore linear motion without requiring the converter to be removed... Agent: Law Offices Of Jerry A. Schulman
20090082715 - System and method for actuation of a vitreous cutter: Embodiments of systems and methods disclosed herein regard simplifying and improving the performance and reliability of pneumatic actuators operable to actuate surgical cutters or shears. Various embodiments include systems and methods for vitreous cutting apparatuses utilizing self-valving vitreous cutters that actuate at a frequency based on the properties of the... Agent: Alcon
20090082718 - Dual-capacity insufflator tube: An insufflation system is provided that includes an insufflator having a delivery assembly for delivering insufflating gas from a pressurized source of insufflation gas to at least one gas delivery path. At least one output line is coupled to the at least one gas delivery path. At least one dual-capacity... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20090082719 - Injection device for the intervertebral disc: The intervertebral disc is avascular. With aging, calcified layers occlude the cartilaginous endplates, blocking the diffusion of nutrients and oxygen into the avascular disc. Under anaerobic condition, excessive production of lactic acid irritates nerves and further hinders transport of sodium sulfate essential for biosynthesis of the water retaining and load... Agent: Jefrey E. Yeung
20090082720 - Seal assembly for surgical access device: Seal assemblies are provided, comprising a seal holder including a cylindrical wall portion having a tapered distal portion, wherein the cylindrical wall portion defines a central passage. The seal assembly comprises a ball seal supported in the central passage of the seal holder. The ball seal includes a distal aperture... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20090082721 - Systems and methods for applying a selected treatment agent into contact with tissue to treat sphincter dysfunction: Systems and methods apply a selected treatment agent or agents into contact with tissue at or in the region of a dysfunctional sphincter (in the case of GERD, fecal incontinence, or other dysfunctional sphincter disorders) to affect improved sphincter barrier function and/or to disrupt abnormal nerve pathways. The treatment agent... Agent: Daniel D. Ryan Ryan Kromholz & Manion, S.c.
20090082722 - Remote navigation advancer devices and methods of use: Various systems for advancing medical devices within a subject's body are provided that configured to engage the outer surface of the medical device at a number of points about the circumference of the medical device, to thereby grip the medical device for enabling advancement of the device. The advancing systems... Agent: Bryan K. Wheelock Suite 400
20090082723 - Medical devices and methods for their fabrication and use: r
20090082724 - Multi-layer film welded articulated balloon: A method of fabrication of a medical balloon, and a balloon device useful for various medical balloon procedures, such as gastrointestinal, vascular, reproductive system, urinary system and pulmonary applications. At least two layers of a thermoplastic film are sealed at their peripheral edges and heat sealed at one or more... Agent: Intellectual Property / Technology Law
20090082725 - Closure piece for medical syringe: A closure piece (1) for a medical syringe is provided, the syringe having a syringe barrel (3) and a syringe neck (23). The closure piece has an adapter (6) which can be fitted onto the syringe neck (23). A screw-type closure piece (4) can be fitted onto the adapter (6).... Agent: Millen, White, Zelano & Branigan, P.C.
20090082726 - Infusion fluid heating apparatus: An infusion fluid heating apparatus applicable to various types of infusion tube with different length dimensions includes a front-side tube fitting groove or a rear-side tube fitting groove formed on one of surfaces of a heating plate that receives an infusion tube in a first length between an inlet opening... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090082727 - Credit card sized injection device: A mechanical operated injection device which has the size of a credit card. The very compact size is obtained by using a flexible reservoir (90) containing the drug to be delivered and a suction pump (60, 70, 80) for pumping the liquid drug from the flexible reservoir to the body... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department
20090082728 - Infusion medium delivery system, device and method with needle inserter and needle inserter device and method: An infusion medium delivery system, device and method for delivering an infusion medium to a patient-user, includes a needle inserter device and method for inserting a needle and/or cannula into a patient-user to convey the infusion medium to the patient-user. The needle inserter device and method operate to insert a... Agent: Foley & Lardner
20090082729 - Personal cleaning device: A douche device which can be supported on a shower head. The device has a reservoir, a cross-support which can be removably connected to the reservoir, and a central semi-circular portion in the cross-support which can be clipped to the shower head pipe. The reservoir has a bottom outlet connected... Agent: Bereskin And Parr
20090082730 - Needle injection assembly: An injection device is provided to deposit fluids or medications under the skin. The skin is first drawn up into a cavity of an injection head using a vacuum source. A telescoping housing is then activated to move an entire syringe so that a needle on the syringe penetrates the... Agent: Klein, O'neill & Singh, LLP
20090082731 - Dilating trocar cannula: Various methods and devices are provided for dilating tissue. In one embodiment, a braided tube is provided having an inner lumen extending along a longitudinal axis between first and second ends, and at least one axial support member slidably disposed along a length of the braided tube. In use, the... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery/nutter, Mcclennen & Fish LLP
20090082733 - Indwelling needle device: An indwelling needle device includes a shield tube 4a, a flexible outer needle 8 fixed at a front end of the shield tube 4a, a hub 2 movable in a lumen of the shield tube 4a, with an infusion tube 3 being attached to an end thereof, and a rigid... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.
20090082732 - Tip shield for needle stick prevention: A vascular access system for preventing needle sticks includes a needle, a tip shield, and a housing. The needle may be a hypodermic needle or other conventional needle having a needle shaft terminating at a needle tip. The tip shield provides an enclosure defining a chamber. The enclosure includes a... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company
20090082734 - Method and apparatus for delivering a therapeutic substance through an injection port: Adapters for utilizing a syringe or pen injector with a subcutaneous injection port to deliver a therapeutic substance through the injection port and methods of using the adapters are provided. A syringe adapter has a body having a first end and a second end. The first end of the body... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company
20090082735 - Surgical sealing element, surgical seal, and surgical sealing system: In order to improve a surgical sealing element, in particular, for a trocar and/or for sealing shafts of elongated surgical instruments during insertion into a human or animal body, wherein the sealing element defines a longitudinal axis, is provided with an opening, which is variable in diameter and is oriented... Agent: Lipsitz & Mcallister, LLC
20090082736 - Gastric access port: An improved mechanism for attaching a feeding tube to a feeding delivery system is presented. The feeding delivery system is attached to an elongated connecting member that is pivotally attached to a bolster. After attachment, the elongated connecting member is rotated to engage another tube at the base of the... Agent: Kriegsman & Kriegsman
20090082737 - Syringe cylinder: A syringe cylinder comprising an interior space, having a stopper that can be displaced in the interior space and delimits an active ingredient space, is proposed. The syringe cylinder is characterized by an indicator device biuniquely indicating a longitudinal movement of the stopper occurring in one direction.... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090082738 - Natural anti-inflammatory agents for reducing pain: An oral supplement or topical supplement containing glucosamine sulfate and oleocanthal provides relief of pain and reduces inflammation in joints. The topical supplement is used in conjunction with a heat patch.... Agent: Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S C Intellectual Property Department
20090082739 - Adjustable eye drop metering device: A drop metering device for use in combination with an eye dropper or other liquid dispenser comprises a rigid receptacle having an open chamber for removably receiving a squeeze bottle of the dropper. The plunger is mounted to reciprocate radially inwardly with respect to the rigid receptacle so that, when... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090082740 - Vacuum bandage packing: A vacuum bandage is provided for use with a wound having a wound surface. The bandage is connectable to a vacuum source and includes a wound dressing member having a wound contacting surface, a top surface, and a port configured for communication with the vacuum source. The wound dressing member... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg, LLP
20090082741 - Combo suction regulator for medical use: A combo suction regulator for medical use which comprises a cover (casing), a vacuum gauge, a regulating module, a integrated flow channel module, an intermittent timer regulating means, a mode select switch, a vacuum relief and air buffer, wherein a flow channel board and a bottom board coupled with each... Agent: Yh Chan
20090082742 - Adjustable drain loop for urine collection system: Disclosed is a device for maintaining an adjustable loop in the drain tube of a urine collection and/or monitoring system. The clip, band or bands act to maintain the adjustable loop such that the adjustment in size of the loop created in the drain tube varies the effective length of... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20090082743 - Pouch for collecting human body waste and drainage adapter therefor: A drainable urine pouch includes a discharge portion that is foldable between a discharge position and a closed position. A security flap is sealed to both walls of the pouch by a through weld, to define a baffle near the discharge portion. The discharge portion includes a constriction, and a... Agent: Convatec Inc.
20090082744 - Absorbent product and method for the manufacture of an absorbent product: An absorbent product, such as an incontinence pad, a sanitary towel, a panty liner or the like, having a liquid-permeable top layer, a preferably liquid-impermeable bottom layer and an absorbent core arranged between the top layer and the bottom layer. The top layer is joined together with a subjacent admission... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20090082745 - Sanitary article for absorbing excretions of human body: A sanitary article that is used to cover the crotch portion of a human body so as to prevent excretions of the human body from leaking to the outside includes a liquid-permeable surface thin layer, a liquid-impermeable back thin layer and a liquid-absorptive core layer sandwiched between the above two... Agent: Hdls Patent & Trademark Services
20090082746 - Thin web: Embodiments of a thin web comprising a plurality of channels extending through the film are disclosed. The channels are in a substantially closed position but are capable of being in an open position to allow flow from the female side through the film to the male side. In certain applications,... Agent: Troutman Sanders LLP Ryan A. Schneider, Esquire
20090082747 - Method and arrangement for detection of a synchronizing mark being used in synchronized positioning of at least one essentially continuous material web: A method for detection of a synchronizing mark (6) being used in synchronized positioning of at least one essentially continuous material web (2), for manufacturing products (20) that have printed motifs (5; 5′) or similar processed elements, which material web (2) is intended to be divided into a nominal division... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20090082749 - Thong-style sanitary pad and disposable thong for supporting same: An improved sanitary pad is adapted for use in a thong-style pair of underwear. One embodiment includes a disposable pair of thong-style underwear which have a thong-style sanitary pad built in to the underwear's saddle. To absorb and retain the anticipated menstrual flow volume and at the anticipated flow rate,... Agent: Antony C. Edwards
20090082748 - Single stage tampon molding: A method for making a tampon including providing a tampon pledget, and providing a compression/stabilization mold. The method includes moving the tampon pledget into the compression/stabilization mold via a transfer member, wherein the compression/stabilization mold is in an open position, and laterally compressing the tampon pledget in the compression/stabilization mold... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip
20090082750 - Fluid transfer devices for use with cartridges: Fluid transfer devices for use with syringes and cartridges having an open ended tube hermetically sealed by a rubber stopper and a slidable seal at opposite leading and trailing ends, respectively. The fluid transfer devices include a syringe port and a cartridge port for correspondingly slidingly receiving a syringe and... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP
20090082751 - Device for transferring fluid from a cartridge to a container: A system and method for transferring a fluid from a first container to a second container, the system comprising a first container (112) having a fluid (126) therein, the first container being sealed by a septum (124) and a piston (122), the second container being sealed at its mouth by... Agent: Eric Fincham
20090082752 - Container for introducing at least one non-sterile vessel in a sterile region: The invention relates to a container (5) for receiving at least one non-sterile vessel (1, 1′), in particular a pierceable ampoule with a pierceable rubber stopper (3), containing a removable substance (2, 2′), and for introducing the at least one vessel (1, 1′) into a sterile region (I), said container... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.C.
20090082753 - Needle free injector with dose adjustment assembly: A needle-free injector with a mechanism to adjust the volume of liquid administered is provided. The injector includes a power base, a fluid path having a plunger to force substances from a cavity defined within the fluid path, and a dose adjustment assembly for adjustably positioning the fluid path relative... Agent: Mayer Brown LLP
20090082754 - Cannula implantation instrument: A cannula implantation instrument for use with the delivery of guide wire based implants includes a handle having an open slot for receiving a guide wire and a cavity for receiving an implant pre-mounted on the guide wire, a cannula having an open slot for also receiving a guide wire... Agent: Bodner & O'rourke, LLP
20090082755 - Pressure feedback unit for a catheter: A pressure feedback unit (10) for a catheter includes a support (18) for supporting a proximal end of an electrode sheath of the catheter. The unit (10) further includes a connector (12) for connection to a component of the catheter, the connector (12) and the support (18) being displaceable relative... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP
20090082756 - Transradial coronary catheter: Provided is a catheter suitable for catheterization of a right coronary artery using a right transradial approach. The catheter presents improved directionality, thereby requiring minimized external torque to be applied during insertion and diagnostic procedures. A catheter according to the disclosed design includes a tip near its distal end, a... Agent: Ryan Kromholz & Manion, S.c.
20090082758 - Implantable fluid distribution device and method of fluid delivery: An implantable fluid distribution device is described. The device includes a first inlet for receiving fluid under pressure from a remote pump. A plurality of outlets are also provided, each outlet being connectable to a fluid delivery catheter. A valve mechanism is arranged to control the passage of fluid from... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090082757 - Pressure based refill status monitor for implantable pumps: The present invention includes systems and methods for detecting fluid flow into or out of a port chamber or a reservoir of an implantable medical device utilizing a pressure sensor. The system detects characteristic pressure profiles associated with fluid flowing into the medical device, out of the medical device, and... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.03/19/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.
20090076433 - Automatic prime of an extracorporeal blood circuit: A system for priming an extracorporeal blood circuit is described. The system includes a fluid circuit with an air venting mechanism, a reversible pump, arterial and venous lines, a prime waste bag and a switchable coupler selectively connecting the arterial and venous lines to the waste bag or alternatively interconnecting... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20090076434 - method and system for achieving volumetric accuracy in hemodialysis systems: Volumetric accuracy in hemodialysis systems is provided by swapping pumps between the replacement fluid side and the output side for a hemofiltration system and between the return fluid side and the sorbent side for a closed-loop, sorbent-based system, such that same quantity of fluid is pumped at each point after... Agent: Patentmetrix
20090076435 - Catheter assembly: A catheter assembly is provided with a flexible tubular body having two lumens. A solid slidable member with a sharp distal end is disposed within one of the lumens. The slidable member is capable of sliding within the lumen of the tubular body between an exposed position in which the... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook
20090076437 - Drug delivery from electroactive molecularly imprinted polymer: A device delivers a chemical or biological agent, the device comprises an imprint molecule (IM) to be delivered by the device; an electroactive molecularly imprinted polymer (EMIP) imprinted with the imprint molecule, the EMIP having a plurality of binding sites capable of binding the imprint; and an electric potential producing... Agent: Lewis, Rice & Fingersh, Lc Attn: BoxIPDept.
20090076438 - Method for treating a sphincter: A method for treating a sphincter provides a polymer material having a liquid state. The method also provides a catheter having a distal end, a tissue piercing device carried by the distal end, and an energy delivery device coupled to the tissue piercing device. The tissue piercing device has a... Agent: Daniel D. Ryan Ryan Kromholz Manion, S.c.
20090076439 - Inflation system for balloon catheter: The present invention is directed towards an inflation system for a balloon catheter that automatically determines and outputs a balloon diameter. The present invention is also directed towards an inflation system that automatically controls the surgical procedure using the balloon diameter.... Agent: Carstens & Cahoon, LLP
20090076441 - 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.
20090076440 - Liquid jet surgical instruments incorporating channel openings aligned along the jet beam: Certain embodiments of the surgical instruments provided according to the invention utilize a channel positioned adjacent to and downstream of a liquid jet-forming nozzle such that at least a portion of the liquid jet passes at least one of within the channel and adjacent to and along the length of... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000
20090076442 - Apparatus for automatic insertion of a solid medicine: An apparatus for insertion of a medicine peg (3) into the skin (4) has a barrel (2) wherein the medicine peg (2) is stored and in which a plunger (8) behind said peg (2) can be moved to press the peg out through an end of the barrel (2) pressed... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department
20090076443 - Device and method for the automatic initiation of an injection: A system and method to automatically initiate an injection procedure of a medicament into a patient. In the system, a delivery assembly includes an injector for infusing the medicament into the patient. Further, the system includes a monitor for detecting a parameter characteristic of the procedure, for instance, a pressure... Agent: Neil K. Nydergger Nydegger & Associates
20090076444 - Method and apparatus for securing a neuromodulation lead to nervous tissue or tissue surrounding the nervous system: An apparatus for securing a neuromodulation lead to nervous tissue or surrounding tissue (i.e. meninges) is provided. The neuromodulation lead includes an elongated member having a proximal end, a distal end, and a passage extending there between. The lead further includes at least one electrical contact secured around an outer... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.
20090076445 - Sterile catheter pullback mechanism assemblies: One aspect of the invention provides catheter pullback apparatuses in which a reusable drive component is enclosed in a sterile disposable barrier enclosure, such as a polymeric sheath/bag. In one embodiment, the reusable drive component includes a pullback carriage that is magnetically coupled, through the sterile barrier, to a slideable... Agent: Patton Boggs LLP
20090076446 - Adjustable catheter for dilation in the ear, nose or throat: The improved balloon catheter includes a first tubular segment, which has multiple zones of differing malleability along its length. The catheter further includes a coaxially aligned hypotube formed of a malleable material, which is positioned within the lumen of the first tubular segment and extends from the distal end of... Agent: Carstens & Cahoon, LLP
20090076447 - Method and apparatus for conducting peripheral vascular disease procedures using a novel anchor balloon catheter: An anchor balloon for conducting peripheral vascular disease procedures in an remote entry point such as an opposite extremity is provided, and includes a flexible catheter, which includes a wire lumen and a balloon lumen with a control port for connecting to balloon control and a balloon inflation port; and,... Agent: Rylander & Associates PC
20090076436 - Ocular implants with deployable structure: An implant has a tubular member with an inlet configured to receive fluid from an anterior chamber of an eye, an outlet configured to deliver fluid from the inlet to a physiological outflow pathway of the eye, and a lumen therebetween configured for substantially free flow of the fluid and... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090076448 - Methods and devices for eluting agents to a vessel: Systems, devices and methods for eluting an agent at a treatment site are disclosed. The devices include an expandable frame and at least one membrane. The membrane may carry an agent to elute at the treatment site. The membrane may allow blood flow at the treatment site during agent delivery.... Agent: Jennifer Hayes Blakely, Sokoloff, Taylor & Zafman LLP
20090076449 - Coating and method for applying a coating to a medical instrument, and medical instrument: The invention relates to a cover (1) for a medical instrument (3), which is characterized in that the cover (1) is a generally pipe-shaped body and consists of one single tape (11) which extends generally helicoidally about the axis of the pipe-shaped body. The invention furthermore relates to a process... Agent: Mark J. Pandiscio Pandiscio & Pandiscio, P.C.
20090076450 - Syringe with disabling mechanism: Syringe assemblies having a passive disabling system to prevent reuse are provided. In one embodiment, the passive disabling system activates after completion of an injection cycle. An exemplary syringe assembly incorporates a stopper and plunger rod attached in a manner to prevent users from disassembling the syringe prior to completion... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company
20090076451 - Medical device with protected transcutaneous device: A medical device is provided comprising a first a second units, the first unit comprising a housing with a skin-mountable surface, and a transcutaneous device having a distal portion adapted to be arranged through the skin of the subject in a situation of use in which the housing has been... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department
20090076452 - Disposable device for washing wounds and surgical sites: The present invention concerns a new device for washing wounds and surgical sites that is equipped with a grip (1) with a generically linear shape, on which different interchangeable tips or terminals (7), having a straight or inclined direction, may be applied. The grip (1) includes an independent power source,... Agent: Themis Law
20090076453 - Device for administration: The application relates to a device for an intermittent or continuous administration of a therapeutical substance, such as insulin, comprising an injection part and a fluid delivery part (3,4). The fluid delivery part normally comprises a reservoir (4), transferal means e.g. in form of a pump and a house (3),... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20090076454 - 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 that interfaces with a surface of tissue, the obturator including a shaft and a groove that can guide one or more tips of a medical device into a targeted region. In more specific embodiments, the targeted region is an... Agent: Patent Capital Group
20090076455 - Variable diameter tube for use in a vasal inserter for performing hemodinamics researches and related operations: A variable diameter tube for use in a vessel inserter for performing hemodynamics researches and related operations comprises two coupled different-characteristic materials which are coupled to one another to provide a single stretchable tube assembly.... Agent: Hedman & Costigan P.C.
20090076456 - Trocar assembly: Methods and devices for accessing a body cavity are disclosed. In general, a trocar assembly is provided that can include a housing having a cannula that extends therefrom to define a working channel that is sized and configured to receive a surgical instrument. The trocar assembly can also include a... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery/nutter, Mcclennen & Fish LLP
20090076457 - Medical anchoring system: An anchoring system for an elongated medical article comprises an anchor pad and a retainer mounted upon the anchor pad. The retainer includes a base, a cover, and a compressible member including a receptacle into which the medical article to be retained is placed. When the cover is closed, the... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090076458 - Injection device with means for signalling the time since the last injection: The present Invention relates to an injection device capable of emitting a flashing light signal indicating the time elapsed since last ejection and/or the size of the last ejected dosage and/or a return signal indicating the operable state of the device and/or a time out signal indicating when the pen... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department
20090076459 - Applicator device for applying a multi-component fluid: Disclosed is an applicator device (10) for applying a multi-component fluid, especially a multi-component tissue glue, comprising a plurality of substantially cylindrical supply containers (12) for respectively one component of the fluid to be applied, each supply container (12) having a front end (16) with an outlet opening (18), a... Agent: Renner Otto Boisselle & Sklar, LLP
20090076460 - Device and method for contact free absolute position determination: The present invention relates to a contact free arrangement for determining an absolute position of a member adapted for setting an amount of medicament to be injected from a medication delivery device, or adapted for determining an amount of medicament injected from a medication delivery device. The arrangement according to... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department
20090076462 - Fluid titration system: A fluid titration system has an optical sensor, a physiological monitor, a titration controller and an infusion device. The optical sensor transmits multiple wavelengths of light into a tissue site of a person and detects the optical radiation after attenuation by pulsatile blood flowing within the tissue site. The physiological... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090076461 - System and method for communication with an infusion device: It may desirable to monitor or control a pump remotely. For example, the pump may be positioned near the patient, with remote control or monitoring of the pump occurring in a control room. In one exemplary embodiment, the pump is used in an MRI environment. In another exemplary embodiment, the... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090076464 - Surgical portal with gel and fabric seal assembly: A surgical portal assembly includes a portal adapted to provide access to underlying tissue and having a longitudinal opening extending along a longitudinal axis of the portal, and defining proximal and distal ends, and a seal. The seal comprises a gel material and a fabric material mounted relative to the... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20090076463 - Trocar cannula: A cannula having a tube that is longitudinally split and open along the entire, or along substantially the entire, length of the tubing. Attached to the proximal end of the tubing is a hub that is also longitudinally split and open. The hub acts as a stop to prevent the... Agent: Alcon
20090076465 - Composite seal and method for manufacturing: The present disclosure provides a composite surgical seal for use in a surgical access device which defines an access channel through it and includes a seal member configured and dimensioned to form a seal with a housing interior wall of a surgical access device. The seal member includes a layer... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20090076466 - Sutureless venous access port: Disclosed is a compact, low profile venous access port to be implanted below the skin of a patient and coupled to a (e.g., subclavian) vein by a Seldinger technique, or the like, so that a supply of fluid medication can be delivered directly to the patient's circulatory system via a... Agent: Morland C. Fischer
20090076467 - Methods for application of reduced pressure therapy: Described generally herein are tissue therapy devices, which may comprise a sealant layer and a suction apparatus. The sealant layer functions so as to create a sealed enclosure between it and the surface of a patient by forming, preferably, an airtight seal around an area of tissue that requires negative... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP
20090076468 - Portable lavage: A liquid dispenser for enabling personal lavage, comprising a housing containing a see-through liquid reservoir, a pump, and a rechargeable battery. Liquids discharged from the pump pass through a flexible conduit which for at least part of its length is routed outside the housing. The housing may include a clip... Agent: Italia Ip
20090076469 - Modular dry chamber assembly: A dry chamber (100) for a modular drainage system, the dry chamber may comprise a downstream connector (106) which is in fluid connection with the dry chamber via a flexible annular element defining a conduit. A kit of elements comprising a dry chamber, and at least one of: a collecting... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC
20090076470 - Method and apparatus for disposing of liquid surgical waste for protection of healthcare workers: An improved method for measuring and automatically disposing of infectious waste generated during and after surgical and clinical procedures is provided. The infectious waste removal device includes a suction source, a method for pressure verification, separation chamber for isolating fluids, containment reservoir, measurement chamber for determining fluid received, an information... Agent: Patent Department Larkin, Hoffman, Daly & Lindgren, Ltd.
20090076471 - Closed specimen collection system: A closed specimen collection system includes a port tube that is rotatably attached to tubing of a urinary drainage system attached to an indwelling urinary catheter. The port tube has a one-way valve located adjacent one end formed to fit sealably with a shaped nozzle. A collection has a proximal... Agent: Belasco, Jacobs & Townsley LLP Howard Hughes Center
20090076472 - Absorbent layer, structure and article along with a method of forming the same: An absorbent layer is disclosed which is capable of absorbing a fluid and which maintains the superabsorbent particles, powder or fibers in a predetermined position. The absorbent layer is constructed of a bulky, three-dimensional fabric which has a liquid adhesive applied thereto in a non-continuous fashion. A superabsorbent is then... Agent: Wilhelm Law Service, S.c.
20090076473 - Absorbent article: An absorbent article 10 has an absorbent member 1. The absorbent member 1 includes a web 2 of hydrophilic continuous fibers and a superabsorbent polymer 3 embeddedly supported in the web 2. The superabsorbent polymer 3 has its particle size varied between the topsheet side and the backsheet side of... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090076474 - Absorbent articles comprising an aglycone derivable from an iridoid glycoside: An absorbent article comprising aglycone derivable from an iridoid glycoside and/or one or more derivative thereof have an improved body fluid retention properties.... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip
20090076477 - Automatic liquid injection system and method: A power assisted method and injector device for controllably delivering to patients a dispersion medicament or diagnostically active agent, the homogeneity of which is preserved throughout delivery. Diagnostically active agents disclosed are gas microbubble suspensions useful in ultrasonic diagnostic imaging and liposomal formulations in which liposome vesicles are loaded with... Agent: Bracco Research Usa Inc.
20090076478 - Catheter for uniform delivery of medication: A catheter is provided for uniform distribution of fluid medication within an anatomical region. One embodiment of the catheter is compromised of an elongated, proximal tube defining a lumen and an elongated, distal tube having a closed end. The distal tube is constructed from a bio-absorbable material and also defines... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090076475 - Method and apparatus for delivering therapeutic oxygen treatments: The present invention provides an applicator for directing a flow of medically pure, therapeutic gas onto a selected portion of the body of a patient. The applicator receives the flow of medically pure, therapeutic gas, such as oxygen, from a source, via a conduit coupled to the source and to... Agent: Oxysure Systems, Inc
20090076476 - Systems and methods employing force sensing for mapping intra-body tissue: A medical instrument system includes a controller and a guide instrument coupled to an instrument driver, the instrument driver configured to manipulate a distal end portion of the guide instrument in response to control signals generated by the controller. A force sensor is associated with the guide instrument or with... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP
20090076479 - Device for treatment of barrier membranes: The present invention features a device having a barrier membrane contacting surface, the device containing: a power source; a first conductive electrode; a second conductive electrode; and a carrier; wherein the power source is in electric communication with the first conductive electrode and the second conductive electrode, wherein the first... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson
20090076480 - Active ingredient-containing silicone elastomers: The invention relates to compositions comprising silicone elastomers and antimicrobially active substances in homogeneous distribution, a process for their production and their use in medical articles.... Agent: Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC Att: Docketing Sixth Floor
20090076481 - Therapeutic angiogenesis for treatment of the spine: The invention relates to methods for the diagnosis, amelioration, and treatment of back pain, particularly lumbar back pain, in particular, back pain caused by muscular abnormalities, vertebral body osteoporosis, and disc degeneration. Patients with back pain are categorized into specific subsets that are deemed to have potential to respond to... Agent: Hogan & Hartson LLPIPGroup, Columbia Square
20090076482 - Cannula reinforcing band and method: A cannula assembly having a hollow elongate cannula with a proximal end, a distal end, and a central axis. A coiled reinforcing member is disposed along a portion of the hollow elongate cannula and is adapted to provide structural support to the elongate cannula. An intermediate reinforcing band is disposed... Agent: Price Heneveld Cooper Dewitt & Litton, LLP
20090076483 - Catheter localization system: A system and method for localizing a catheter is provided. Distance values are determined between a plurality of reference electrodes and a catheter electrode. At least two circles are identified based on the distance values. The catheter electrode is located at a position where the at least two circles substantially... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20090076484 - Therapeutic catheter: The therapeutic catheter comprises a lumen communicating from the user's side end to the terminal tip part thereof, a main shaft having, at its tip, a guide wire lumen, a hub at its user's side end, and a slit in the guide wire lumen through its entire length, or the... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.
20090076485 - Alarm system for implantable pumps for intravenous drug delivery: An arrangement for administering a medication to a patient. The arrangement is provided with a dual output element having first and second outputs, and an input for receiving the medication. A first catheter is coupled to the first output of the dual output element for delivering the medication intravenously, the... Agent: Rohm & Monsanto, PLC
20090076486 - Multi-core connector system for interfacing first and second subsystems supporting air and electrical lines: A multi-core connector system for interfacing first and second subsystems. The system includes a first multi-port connector provided on a first subsystem and supporting a first set of air-power supply-line connectors and electrical control signal connectors; and a second multi-port connector provided on a second subsystem and supporting a second... Agent: Thomas J. Perkowski, Esq., P.C.03/12/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.
20090069738 - Electrode structures having anti-inflammatory properties and methods of use: Electrode structures for implantation include an electrode, an elastic backing attached to the electrode, and a sequestered drug on the backing or the electrode which is released to control and/or limit the growth of scar tissue. The elastic backing includes a tissue contacting side which contacts a tissue structure, and... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090069739 - Methodology for non-surgical facial sculpting and lift: Non-surgical methods and systems of facial restoration, and more particularly a multi-technique method utilizing tissue tightening, collagen shortening and remodeling with long term fillers to provide for non-surgical facial sculpting and lift are provided. The methods and systems address the predictable pattern of multi-layered volume loss of tissue from the... Agent: Kauth , Pomeroy , Peck & Bailey ,llp
20090069740 - Protected donor electrodes for electro-transport drug delivery: This invention provides new and novel devices and methods for administering donor ions to a mammalian subject, especially the delivery of alkali, alkaline earth, transition metal ions and simple anions (donor ions) to a body component, for example across a body or tissue surface such as skin or a mucosal... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP
20090069742 - Electronic module for mechanical medication delivery devices: The present invention relates to a method for monitoring the operation of a medication delivery device. In particular, the present invention relates to a method comprising the steps of arranging an electronic module in the vicinity of the medication delivery device, detecting, using the electronic module, measurable signals generated in... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department
20090069741 - Methods and devices for fractional ablation of tissue for substance delivery: Methods and devices for ablating portions of a tissue volume with electromagnetic radiation (EMR) to produce lattices of EMR-treated ablation islets in the tissue are disclosed, including lattices of micro-holes, micro-grooves, and other structures. Also, methods and devices for using the ablated islets are disclosed, including to deliver chromophores, filler,... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP
20090069744 - Glucose measuring device integrated into a holster for a personal area network device: A glucose meter module integrated into a holster device that can securely accommodate another device such as a portable server device or an insulin pump is described. The glucose measuring module and the health device communicate with each other by a short range wireless modality. In the case in which... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP
20090069743 - Infusion therapy sensor system: A sensor system for use with an infusion system may include at least one sensor disposed within a catheter, the at least one sensor comprising at least one of an optical sensor, an electrical sensor or a chemical/biochemical sensor. The sensor system may instead include a sample cell that is... Agent: Baxter Healthcare Corporation
20090069746 - Data storage for an infusion pump system: A pump system can include a pump device and a controller device removably attachable to the pump device. The controller device can be reusable, and one or more pump devices can be disconnected and reconnected to the controller device. As such, some pump usage data can be conveniently stored in... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20090069745 - Operating an infusion pump system: Some embodiments of a portable medical device, such as an infusion pump, can receive an external reference signal (e.g., a radio, cellular and/or satellite signal) to provide an automatic time-setting and maintenance operation. In these circumstances, the medical device can maintain accurate time and date information even in the event... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20090069747 - Power injector with movable joint-integrated signal transmission connector: A power injector that incorporates at least one signal transmission connector in a movable joint (e.g., between a powerhead and a support or stand; between at least one adjacent pair of support sections of a support for the powerhead) is disclosed. Such a signal transmission connector may be in the... Agent: Mallinckrodt Inc.
20090069748 - Pushable balloon catheter assembly: A pushable balloon catheter assembly for use in a body vessel. The catheter includes an outer shaft having an outer wall defining an outer lumen and an inner shaft having an inner wall disposed within the outer lumen. An inflatable balloon having a balloon wall defining a balloon interior is... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook
20090069749 - Power management techniques for an infusion pump system: Some embodiments of an infusion pump system can employ a number of power management techniques to avoid using substantially excessive power during operation of the pump drive system. Thus, the infusion pump system can draw upon the energy supply in an efficient manner that extends the useful life on the... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20090069750 - Infusion device and method of using and making the same: Fluid delivery device includes a body, a cannula adapted to extend into subcutaneous tissue, and a septum member adapted to allow a needle to puncture the septum member and to reseal the puncture once the needle is withdrawn from the puncture. The septum member is at least one of; a... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20090069751 - Intravenous delivery systems: An intravenous delivery system includes a device head and a needle carrier. The device head includes a body defining a first lumen extending from a first end to a second end and a second lumen in fluid communication with the first lumen and a port defined by the head body.... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20090069753 - Pen needle assembly for preventing under-torquing and over-torquing of pen needle: A pen needle hub and cover for a pen needle assembly that provides tactile and/or audible indicia of proper attachment between the hub of the pen needle and the pen is provided. Such indicia substantially prevent under- and over-torquing of the pen needle. The tactile indicia may include a user... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company
20090069752 - Pen needle assembly outer cover having a breakaway flange: An outer needle cover for a pen needle assembly is provided with a breakaway flange. Prior to use, the flange is connected to a body of the outer cover. The flange has a reduced cross sectional thickness portion that facilitates separation of the flange from the outer cover, thereby reducing... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company
20090069755 - Pen needle hub having increased contact area: A pen needle assembly having a hub with an increased surface area that contacts a patient's skin is provided. The increased contact area of the hub with the patient's skin during injection of a cannula decreases the pressure exerted against the patient's skin, thereby increasing the comfort of the patient.... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company
20090069756 - Determination of cartridge content by capacitive means: The present invention relates to a replaceable cartridge (4) for a medication delivery device (1), the cartridge being adapted to contain a medicament to be expelled from the medication delivery device, the cartridge comprising a sidewall (2, 3) portion being made of an essentially electrical non-conducting material, a first electrically... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department
20090069757 - Elastomeric seal for use within a catheter component: A sealing engagement between components in a catheter system is made using an elastomeric material. The sealing engagement is formed in a manner that allows a catheter needle to pass through a passageway in the center of the elastomeric material maintaining the sealing engagement between the components of the catheter... Agent: James D. Leimbach
20090069758 - Enhanced remodelable materials for occluding bodily vessels and related methods and systems: Described are methods, devices, and systems for occluding or ablating vascular vessels. Noninvasive procedures can be used to occlude and obliterate the greater saphenous vein, for example in the treatment of varicose vein condition caused by venous valve insufficiency. Further described is the cooperative use of an angiogenic remodelable material... Agent: Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, Mcnett & Henry LLP
20090069759 - Apparatus for cleansing wounds with means for supply of thermal energy to the therapy fluid: An apparatus (1) for cleansing wounds (5) in which irrigant fluid from a reservoir connected to a conformable wound dressing (2) and wound exudate from the dressing are moved by a device (18) (which may be a single pump or two pumps) for moving fluid through a flow path (6,... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090069760 - Systems and methods for providing a debriding wound vacuum: Thus, systems and methods for a debriding wound vacuum may include a sponge for application to a wound, a flexible sheet for covering and sealing the wound, and a bladder. The bladder may be in fluid communication with at least a portion of the sponge. The bladder preferably contains a... Agent: Weiss & Arons, LLP
20090069761 - Wound irrigation device pressure monitoring and control system: An apparatus includes a pressure housing configured to be coupled to a vacuum source and a diaphragm sealingly coupled to the pressure housing. The diaphragm is configured to move in response to the vacuum source. A magnet is coupled to the diaphragm. A magnetic switch is disposed opposite the magnet... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group
20090069762 - Guard for bone collection: The guard is arranged to receive the end of a bone which is due to be reshaped or undergo any other procedure that produces fragments of the bone. The guard is provided with at least one wall to prevent sideways moving fragments from exiting the guard and a base for... Agent: Stetina Brunda Garred & Brucker
20090069763 - Flat expandable effusion drain: An effusion drain includes a fluid collection element moving between an operative shape for receiving a fluid and a reduced volume shape for connecting to a fluid drain and a compressible member biasing the fluid collection element to the operative shape, the compressible member being incorporated into the fluid collection... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP
20090069764 - Connector for stoma bag, of the two-piece type, fixed by gluing: A connector for a stoma bag, of the two-piece type, fixed by gluing includes a support equipped with a bracket for fixing to the skin of a patient and with a gluing channel, and a bag provided with a gluing channel that carries an adhesive. The adhesive in the gluing... Agent: Young & Thompson
20090069765 - Male urinary device: A urinary device for use on a penis of a male suffering from urinary incontinence. The device comprises a body having a closed distal end and an open proximal end and defining a cavity therein. The body has an inner layer made of a moisture absorbent material and an outer... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.
20090069766 - Personal absorbent pad: A personal absorbent pad that includes a front panel, a back panel, two sides, and an adornment. The two sides are configured to fit between a pair of breasts so as to hold the pad in place. The absorbent pad has an adornment.... Agent: Barbara J. Bannister
20090069767 - Haemostatic device for minimally invasive surgery: A haemostatic device for minimally invasive surgery, especially that performed in the abdominal cavity, is in the form of an absorbent disc made of a biodegradable porous material with a center and a radial extension of at least 10 mm from the center, where the disc is formed in such... Agent: Ip Group Of Dla Piper US LLP
20090069768 - Disposable undergarment: A disposable undergarment according to the present invention includes an outer element having a waistband and defining two leg holes, the outer element presenting inner and outer surfaces. The disposable undergarment includes an absorbent inner element removably coupled to the outer element inner surface. The inner element is disposable in... Agent: Harshaw Research, Inc.
20090069770 - Multi function wrapper: The invention refers to a packing wrapper (2) for an absorbent article (1), the wrapper (2) comprising a protective layer (5). The invention is characterised in that the wrapper (2) comprises also a first functional layer (3) attached to the protective layer (5) giving the wrapper (2) a multiple functionality.... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20090069769 - Wrapper having a tab: Wrappers having one or more tabs are provided. The wrapper can have a first end, a second end, and a center portion disposed between the first end and the second end. The wrapper can include a first joined portion at the second end and a tab extending from the joined... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip
20090069771 - Body adhering absorbent article and method of adhering such article to a wearer: In a body adhering absorbent article, an absorbent structure is configured for disposition adjacent a female wearer's vaginal region to absorb bodily fluids discharged by the wearer. A shell supports the absorbent structure at the vaginal region and has an adhesive on a body-facing surface thereof for adhering the shell... Agent: Christopher M. Goff (27839) Armstrong Teasdale LLP
20090069776 - Disposable diaper: [Means for Solving Problems] The problem is overcome by use of a disposable diaper having an engagement section that is constituted so that the separation strength off a fastening tape is constituted so as to decrease stepwise or continuously from a center portion in a width direction of a product... Agent: Quinn Emanuel Koda & Androlia
20090069772 - Disposable wearable absorbent articles with anchoring subsystems: A disposable wearable absorbent article comprising an absorbent core area, a side, and an anchoring subsystem. The anchoring subsystem includes exactly one side anchoring member. The side anchoring member has a pathway with a front end, a back end, and a middle. The front end, the back end, or both... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip
20090069773 - Disposable wearable absorbent articles with anchoring subsystems: A disposable wearable absorbent article comprising an absorbent core area, a side, and an anchoring subsystem. The anchoring subsystem includes exactly one side anchoring member. The side anchoring member has a pathway with a front end, a back end, and a middle. The front end, the back end, or both... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip
20090069774 - Disposable wearable absorbent articles with anchoring subsystems: A pant-type disposable wearable absorbent article comprising an absorbent core area, a side, and an anchoring subsystem. The anchoring subsystem includes exactly one side anchoring member. The side anchoring member has a pathway with a front end and a back end. The front end, the back end, or both ends... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip
20090069775 - Disposable wearable absorbent articles with anchoring subsystems: A pant-type disposable wearable absorbent article comprising an absorbent core area, a side, and an anchoring subsystem. The anchoring subsystem includes exactly one side anchoring member. The side anchoring member has a pathway with a front end, a back end, and a middle. The front end, the back end, or... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip
20090069777 - Disposable wearable absorbent articles with anchoring subsystems: The present disclosure includes an embodiment wherein a fastenable disposable wearable absorbent article comprises a first half, a second half, an absorbent core area, a side, a side ear, and an anchoring subsystem. The side ear is connected to the first half and includes a fastener. The side anchoring subsystem... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip
20090069778 - Disposable wearable absorbent articles with anchoring subsystems: The present disclosure includes an embodiment wherein a disposable wearable absorbent article comprises an absorbent core and a side with a side anchoring subsystem. The side anchoring subsystem is configured to indirectly anchor the absorbent core to a wearer of the article. The side includes a first portion, in which... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip
20090069779 - Disposable wearable absorbent articles with anchoring subsystems: The present disclosure includes an embodiment wherein a disposable wearable absorbent article comprises a side and an anchoring subsystem. The anchoring subsystem includes a first side anchoring member with a first middle, disposed along a first pathway, and a second side anchoring member with a second middle, disposed along a... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip
20090069780 - Body adhering absorbent article and method for donning such article: In a feminine care absorbent article and method for donning the same, an absorbent structure is configured for disposition adjacent a female wearer's vaginal region. A shell supports the absorbent structure at the vaginal region and has an adhesive thereon for adhering the shell directly to the wearer. The article... Agent: Christopher M. Goff (27839) Armstrong Teasdale LLP
20090069781 - Disposable wearable absorbent articles with anchoring subsystems: The present disclosure includes an embodiment wherein a disposable wearable absorbent article comprises an anchoring subsystem configured to at least assist in holding the article in place on a wearer.... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip
20090069782 - Disposable wearable absorbent articles with anchoring subsystems: A disposable wearable absorbent article comprising an absorbent core area, a side, and an anchoring subsystem. The anchoring subsystem includes exactly one side anchoring member. The side anchoring member has a pathway with a front end, a back end, and a middle. The front end, the back end, or both... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip
20090069783 - Piercing member protection device: The present invention concerns a female piercing member protection device for connection with a male connection part, as well as a method for connecting such protection device to a male connection part. The female piercing member protection device comprises; an outer casing, a connection member wherein the connection member is... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20090069784 - Controlled adjustment of medicine dispensation from an infusion pump device: Some embodiments of an infusion pump system can incorporate an accelerometer or other motion sensor to detect the user's activity level. If the user's activity level indicates that he or she is exercising or otherwise at an elevated level, the infusion pump device can be configured to automatically adjust the... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20090069786 - Medical apparatus and method for facilitating the management of long term tunneled conduits: A method and apparatus for facilitating the management of indwelling conduits to avoid and/or treat infections associated with long term implantation. A sleeve carrying a layer of porous material on its outer surface is percutaneous implanted to place the layer of porous material just under the patient's outer skin in... Agent: Arthur Freilich Freilich, Hornbaker & Rosen
20090069785 - User profile backup system for an infusion pump device: Some embodiments of an infusion pump system can include a controller device that communicates with a pump device, the pump device having a memory device. The controller device can be configured to record controller-related data, such as user profile data on the memory device of the pump device. This user... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20090069787 - Activity sensing techniques for an infusion pump system: Some embodiments of a wearable infusion pump system can include a pump device having a drive system to dispense a medicine to a user, an activity sensor that detects a possible change in an activity level of the user, and a controller to activate the drive system to dispense the... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20090069788 - System and method for delivering fluid into flexible biological barrier: A system and method for delivering fluid into a flexible biological barrier employs a microneedle structure wherein a final position of microneedles (12) inserted into the biological barrier (14) is generally sideways projecting from. the delivery configuration instead of the conventional downwards projecting arrangement. The microneedles (12) project from a... Agent: Dr. Mark M. Friedman C/o Bill Polkinghorn - Discovery Dispatch
20090069789 - Methods and devices for local therapeutic agent delivery to heart valves: Medical devices and methods for delivering a therapeutic agent to a heart valve.... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.
20090069790 - Surface properties of polymeric materials with nanoscale functional coating: A method of manufacturing a polymeric object that comprises providing a polymeric substrate, and exposing said substrate to a first stage that includes an initial plasma reactant so as to reduce a water contact angle of a surface of the substrate, and, wherein the initial plasma treatment activates the surface... Agent: Hitt Gaines P.C.
20090069791 - Aseptic connector with lip seal: Aseptic connector which has a body, an axially extending opening in the body, a seat surrounding the opening for receiving the connecting flange of a fitting, and a clamp for pressing the flange into the seat. The seat has a radially extending sealing surface with an annular outer portion and... Agent: Edward S. Wright
20090069792 - Catheter for vascular access and method for manufacturing the same: Catheter (1) for vascular access comprising a cannula (2) having at least one first lumen (21), at least one first connection tube (3), and a connection molded simultaneously on an end of the cannula (2) and on at least one part of the first connection tube (3) and manufacturing process... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP03/05/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.
20090062715 - Post-coital feminine hygiene device: A feminine hygiene device to wipe seminal and other fluids from the vagina after sexual intercourse.... Agent: West & Associates, A PC
20090062716 - Closed-type blood reservoir and extracorporeal blood circulation apparatus using the same: An example of the closed-type blood reservoir of the invention is furnished with an outer shell in which a space is formed within its interior, a flexible septum that is interposed between a blood storage chamber shell and a volume adjustment chamber shell and that divides the space into a... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.
20090062717 - Gastrointestinal implant and methods for use: Methods and devices for modifying the location at which bodily fluids interact with nutrients in a gastrointestinal tract having a conduit having a first end and a second end, the first end configured to divert bodily fluids from an entrance within a gastrointestinal tract to a location downstream from the... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP
20090062723 - Current producing surface for treating biologic tissue: In an embodiment, an article includes a primary surface, and a pattern of spaced dissimilar materials, on the primary surface. The pattern is to spontaneously produce electrical surface currents when brought into contact with an electrically conducting solution.... Agent: Meschkow & Gresham, P.L.C
20090062722 - Drug sheet: A drug sheet includes a base fabric carrying a therapeutic agent containing an electrolytic drug component and applied to or impregnated into a skin-abutting surface of the base fabric. Small needle members carrying small needle-shaped protrusions are scattered on the skin-abutting surface so that the needle-shaped protrusions protrude from the... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.
20090062719 - Enhanced photodynamic therapy with immune system assist: A photodynamic therapy (PDT) method to treat primary sites of hyperproliferative tissue and induce long term, tumor specific immunity for regression and eradication of distant metastases is disclosed. The improved treatment regimen comprises the partial or fractional application of PDT with several applications, spaced in time, to permit a patient's... Agent: Bolesh J. Skutnik Phd. Jd
20090062721 - Iontophoresis device and method of manufacturing the same: An iontophoresis device including an electrode assembly which holds a drug solution containing a salt of a first drug with an acid dissolved therein and has a polarizable electrode to be in contact with the drug solution, in which the polarizable electrode to which a second drug of the same... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC
20090062718 - Skin wound treatment system, dressing and biochemical activation device for the use of such a system: The present invention relates to a system for treatment of skin wounds, comprising an energy source for activation of a biochemical healing effect, and at least one dressing intended to be placed on the wound before the step of activation by said energy source, characterized in that said dressing comprises... Agent: Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo
20090062720 - Transdermal methods and systems for the delivery of corticosteroid compounds: An integrated iontophoresis skin-worn patch and method for delivering a therapeutically effective amount of a corticosteroid drug compound in a systemically-safe and skin-safe manner for site-specific treatment of inflammation pain is disclosed.... Agent: Nikolai & Mersereau, P.A.
20090062724 - System and apparatus for sonodynamic therapy: The present invention relates to diffuse ultrasound along with chemical agents to treat tissue, called sonodynamic therapy (SDT), and a system for treatment using SDT that comprises a whole body ensonification apparatus and control system. The whole body ensonification may reduce the chances of missing desired tissue that may not... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.
20090062725 - Gastro-esophageal reflux control system and pump: An enteral feeding unit that reduces the occurrence of gastro-esophogeal-pharynegal reflux during feeding includes an automatable feeding pump with a feedback sensor for sensing a relative pressure in a patient's stomach and esophagus, and a regulator system for controlling and monitoring feeding rate to the patient as a function of... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.
20090062726 - Medical implant detachment systems and methods: An implant assembly comprises an elongated pusher member, and an implantable device (e.g., a vaso-occlusive device) mounted to the distal end of the pusher member. The implant assembly further comprises an electrolytically severable joint disposed on the pusher member, wherein the implantable device detaches from the pusher member when the... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP
20090062727 - Control of body fluid condition using diuretics, based on weight measurement: The system for controlling body fluids overcomes the limitations of the prior art by automatically infusing diuretic and/or other drugs into a human patient. In one approach, the rate of infusion of the diuretic is adjusted based on the measured weight of the patient. For example, this weight can be... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP
20090062730 - Control of body fluid condition using diuretics, based on biological parameters: The system for controlling body fluids overcomes the limitations of the prior art by automatically infusing diuretic and/or other drugs into a human patient. In one approach, the rate of infusion of the diuretic is adjusted based on a measured biological parameter of the patient. For example, this biological parameter... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP
20090062728 - Control of body fluid condition using diuretics, based on weight measurement: The system for controlling body fluids overcomes the limitations of the prior art by automatically infusing diuretic and/or other drugs into a human patient. In one approach, the rate of infusion of the diuretic is adjusted based on the measured weight of the patient. For example, this weight can be... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP
20090062729 - Controlling body fluid condition using diuretics: The system for controlling body fluids overcomes the limitations of the prior art by automatically infusing diuretic and/or other drugs into a human patient. In one approach, the rate of infusion of the diuretic is adjusted based on the measured weight of the patient. For example, this weight can be... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP
20090062731 - Breast pump: The breast pump shield assembly includes a breast shield having a parabolic shape with upper and lower apertures. A conduit in fluid communication with the lower aperture receives the expressed milk and directs it to a container. A vacuum introduces through the upper aperture creates a suction within the breast... Agent: Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP
20090062732 - Connectable device and a device assembly for delivering a liquid drug: A device (1) for delivering a liquid drug to a user. The device (1) comprises a reservoir (4, 20) adapted to contain a liquid, an outlet opening (7) for delivering liquid drug from the device (1), and means for connecting the device (1) to at least one other at least... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department
20090062733 - Nasal insert device: Inter-nasal delivery devices are disclosed. The inter-nasal delivery devices can include a first nasal element and a second nasal element that are configured to be inserted into adjacent nostrils. In one embodiment, the nasal elements can have a tubular shape. In one embodiment, a sinus relief composition that emits vapors... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.
20090062734 - Balloon catheter with distal guide wire lumen: An over-the-wire balloon dilatation catheter has a stainless steel hypotube catheter shaft having a partially collapsed distal region. The partially collapsed region has a convex radius and a concave radius with the degree of collapse increasing distally while maintaining patency. The catheter includes a tubular element which overlaps a distal... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC
20090062735 - Introducer for cannula and method: An introducer for a blood vessel cannula has a main elongate portion adapted for insertion into a blood vessel cannula. A first end of a transition portion is adjacent to and extends from the main elongate portion. The first end of the transition portion has an outside diameter larger than... Agent: Price Heneveld Cooper Dewitt & Litton, LLP
20090062736 - Safety syringe assembly: A safety syringe assembly comprises a syringe cover including: a slot being formed at a rear end of the syringe cover; a wing extending from a periphery of the slot; a buckle section being formed at an inner side of the syringe cover; the buckle section including an annular recess;... Agent: Lin-li Jan
20090062737 - Ice coated hypodermic needle: An ice coating is placed on the hypodermic needle to cool the flesh during insertion. The ice coated front end is sharp, for penetration. The ice coating can be formed by cooling the needle and dipping it in water or molding ice onto the needle. A refrigeration chamber or cryogenic... Agent: Clyde I. Coughenour
20090062738 - Radially sealing vavle for an infusion set: A radially sealing valve for preventing free flow from an IV set has an elastomeric cup portion that covers an outlet opening and is normally closed by its resiliency. The valve can be incorporated into a cassette for an IV pump that automatically opens the valve when the cassette is... Agent: Brian R. Woodworth
20090062739 - Catheter guidewire tracking system and method: Provided in certain embodiments is a tracking system, having a transformer-coupled guidewire system, having a coil comprising a primary winding, configured to enable a guidewire including a secondary winding to be inductively coupled to the primary winding, and configured to enable a catheter to be slid over the guidewire while... Agent: Ge Healthcare C/o Fletcher Yoder, PC
20090062741 - Dual lumen syringe: A dual lumen syringe includes a body having a pair of elongate cavities or lumens formed therein. A directional valve is associated with each lumen. The valve is alternated between the first position wherein the lumen is communicably connected to a fluid inlet and a second position wherein the lumen... Agent: William E. Noonan
20090062740 - Multi-chamber, sequentially dispensing syringe: A discharge assembly is disclosed which partitions a conventional syringe into proximal and distal chambers to provide a multi-chamber, sequentially dispensing syringe apparatus. Incorporated in the discharge assembly is a syringe stopper body and an associated valve stem which in combination form a valve. A syringe plunger communicates through fluid... Agent: Gale H. Thorne
20090062742 - Blunted safety needle: A blunted safety needle is provided, which includes a hollow needle having a sharp distal tip and a stylus having a blunted end. The stylus is positioned within at least a portion of the needle. After the needle is used to deliver or deploy a substance and/or a device, the... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc. Catherine E. Wolf
20090062743 - Gastropexy kit: A gastropexy kit includes a plurality of safety needle assemblies. Each safety needle assembly includes a needle and a stylus. A fastener is positioned in a distal end of the needle. The fastener is coupled to one end of the suture and a suture retention hub is coupled to an... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc. Catherine E. Wolf
20090062744 - Safety shield for medical needles: A safety needle apparatus is provided. The safety needle apparatus includes a needle assembly including a needle mount and a needle cannula. The needle cannula defines a lumen and has a sharpened distal tip. The needle mount supports the proximal end of the needle cannula and is adapted to engage... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20090062745 - Safety syringe: A safety syringe includes a barrel in which a plunger with a stopper is inserted. A protrusion extends axially from the first end of the plunger and a grab member is engaged with the protrusion. A locking unit is received in the barrel and includes a first tube and a... Agent: Lin & Associates Intellectual Property, Inc.
20090062746 - Methods for the preparation of pre-filled plastic syringes: s
20090062747 - Systems and methods for metered delivery of medication using stored energy: Systems and methods for storing and dispensing a fluid on-demand includes a reservoir; an energy storage device coupled to the reservoir to store energy, wherein the energy is mechanically generated by a user's action; a cannula assembly adapted to be positioned on a patient and coupled to the reservoir prior... Agent: Graybeal Jackson Haley LLP
20090062748 - Injection device having a gearing arrangement: An injection device with a gearing arrangement providing a gearing ratio between axial movement of an injection button and axial movement of a piston rod. The injection device comprises a dose setting member being operable to set a dose by rotating the dose setting member relatively to a housing, about... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department
20090062749 - Dispenser for medicaments and method and apparatus for making same: A dispenser assembly for liquid products is disclosed. Such an assembly may include an elongated barrel, and an elongated plunger having a flexible sealing lip disposed at an end thereof. The sealing lip may have an outer diameter in a relaxed state that is greater than an internal cross-sectional diameter... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP
20090062750 - Medical device for injecting a local anesthetic: An improved medical device for injecting a local anesthetic into an organism. The device comprises a needle, an injection tube attached to the posterior end of the needle, a plunger attached to the posterior end of the needle, a housing dimensioned so that the plunger slides through the housing with... Agent: Morteza Gharib
20090062751 - Medical apparatus for suction and combination irrigation and suction: A finger-controlled combination irrigation and suction device is provided. The device includes a handpiece. The handpiece includes: a shaft having a first end and a second end, and having a channel disposed from the first end of the shaft to the second end of the shaft for allowing suction through... Agent: Hunton & Williams LLP Intellectual Property Department
20090062752 - Switchcable microneedle arrays and systems and methods relating to same: The microneedle devices disclosed herein in some embodiments include a substrate; one or more microneedles; and, optionally, a reservoir for delivery of drugs or collection of analyte, as well as pump(s), sensor(s), and/or microprocessor(s) to control the interaction of the foregoing. A switch or switching matrix may be connected to... Agent: Morse, Barnes-brown & Pendleton, P.C. Attn:IPManager
20090062753 - Disposable analgesic and local anesthetic undergarment: Various embodiments of this invention disclose disposable undergarments, such as women's panties or men's briefs, which are lined with local anesthetics that create an area or areas of numbness on the body.... Agent: Marc E. Hankin, Esq.
20090062754 - Transdermal drug delivery systems comprising a coated release liner: The present invention refers to a transdermal delivery device comprising a backing layer, at least one adhesive layer, and a release liner coated with a UV-cured highly crosslinked silicone. The present invention also refers to a method of preparing a transdermal delivery device comprising a backing layer, at least one... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20090062755 - Fluid collection system and methods of using same: According to one aspect, a fluid collection bag comprises an inlet opening adapted to receive an inlet tube located on a first side of the fluid collection bag. The fluid collection bag has a length greater than the height. The first side of the fluid collection bag is generally parallel... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP
20090062758 - Method and device for determining the need to replace an absorbent article: A wetness monitoring system is provided for an absorbent article, the wetness monitoring system including a signaling device including a counter to count the number of discrete insults, a timer to monitor the elapsed time that the article has been worn, and an alarm to indicate that the number of... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc. Catherine E. Wolf
20090062756 - Signaling device for disposable products: A signaling device for garments is disclosed. The signaling devices, for instance, may be attached to an absorbent article containing a wetness sensing system. In particular, the signaling device may be configured to emit an audible and/or visible signal when a conductive fluid is sensed in the absorbent article. In... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.
20090062757 - Wetness indicator with hydrophanous element for an absorbent article: An absorbent article is provided for absorbing a liquid, the absorbent article including a chassis including a liner, an outer cover, and an absorbent structure positioned between the liner and the outer cover, the chassis including a front region and a back region, the front region and the back region... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc. Catherine E. Wolf
20090062759 - Disposable wearing article: A disposable wearing article has its outer surface formed from a nonwoven fabric of thermoplastic synthetic fibers. A tape strip constituting each of the tape fasteners is folded in Z- or inverted Z-shape and attached in such folded state to the outer surface of the wearing article by means of... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP
20090062760 - Absorbent article with a slitted absorbent core: The invention relates to slit absorbent articles and the use of slits in absorbent materials to provide improved liquid intake rate, flexibility and softness compared to the unmodified material. The absorbent material, including superabsorbent materials, are particularly useful as absorbent cores in disposable absorbent articles such as diapers, incontinent products,... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.
20090062761 - Attachment pattern for undergarment attached absorbent articles: An adhesive pattern for use in absorbent feminine care articles is generally disclosed. The adhesive is applied in a specific pattern to removably secure the article to the crotch portion of an undergarment during use. The use of a particular adhesive pattern has been found by the present inventors to... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.
20090062762 - Body adhering absorbent article: A feminine care absorbent article has an absorbent structure configured for disposition adjacent a female wearer's vaginal region to absorb bodily fluids discharged by the wearer, and a shell for supporting the absorbent structure at the vaginal region. The shell has a body-facing surface and a garment-facing surface. The body-facing... Agent: Christopher M. Goff (27839) Armstrong Teasdale LLP
20090062763 - Elastic member for a garment having improved gasketing: Various garments are disclosed which include a body adhesive for attaching the garment to the skin of a wearer. More particularly, the garment can include at least one extensible portion. An adhesive member comprising an adhesive layer and a cover member may be positioned over the extensible portion. The cover... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.
20090062764 - Zoned application of decolorizing composition for use in absorbent articles: An absorbent article that contains a substrate treated with a decolorizing composition that can discharge the color of bodily exudates is provided. More specifically, a boundary zone located at the periphery of the substrate is treated with the decolorizing composition. Thus, when the substrate is incorporated into an absorbent article,... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.
20090062765 - Discretion in absorbent garments: A hygiene discretion system includes at least two articles where at least one is an absorbent garment including a shell with an absorbent member attached to the shell and at least one non-absorbent garment. The shell of the disposable absorbent garment substantially matches the non-absorbent garment. In some aspects, a... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc. Catherine E. Wolf
20090062766 - Sterility-protecting caps with fluid reservoir for separated connectors: A pair of nestable caps are disclosed, each of the caps being sized and shaped to provide a protective union about a separated medical connector. The pair comprises a male cap and a female cap, each of which is configured to be adjoined to a complimentary cap to form a... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20090062767 - Combined sensor and infusion set using separated sites: Embodiments of the invention provide a dual insertion set for supplying a fluid to the body of a patient and for monitoring a body characteristic of the patient. Typical embodiments of the invention include a base, an infusion portion coupled to a first piercing member and a sensor portion coupled... Agent: Gates & Cooper LLP Howard Hughes Center
20090062768 - Systems and methods for delivering medication: Systems and methods for delivering medication to a patient are disclosed. The system has a reservoir, a sequencer/monitor, and an insertion set which are mated during use.... Agent: Graybeal Jackson Haley LLP
20090062769 - Rapid exchange catheter converter: Designs and methods for devices that prevent accidental or inadvertent lateral removal of a guidewire from the guidewire entry tool of a rapid exchange catheter. A first device takes the form of a funnel sized and shaped to slide into the guidewire entry tool. Another illustrative device is shaped and... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC
20090062770 - Sealing stopper and assembly comprising such a sealing stopper: In order to enlarge the uterus, inter alia for diagnostic purposes, it is proposed to seal the cervix once a liquid, such as a gel, has been introduced, by means of a sealing stopper, so that liquid does not constantly have to be supplied to the uterus. The sealing stopper... Agent: Young & Thompson
20090062771 - Balloon-tipped nasogastric feeding tube: A feeding tube for insertion into a digestive system of a subject includes a tube having a distal end and a proximal end. The tube defines a lumen extending from the proximal end to the distal end. The lumen has an inner diameter sized to accommodate the passage of alimentation... Agent: David S. Resnick
20090062772 - Guided catheter with removable magnetic guide: A feeding tube apparatus, a kit containing the feed tube apparatus and method for intubating a patient to deliver the feeding tube apparatus to the desired location for delivering nutrients and/or medication are described herein. The feeding tube apparatus (10) contains at least a catheter (20) and a removable stylet... Agent: Pabst Patent Group LLP
20090062774 - Device for introducing a catheter by the umbilical route, and kit: The invention relates to a device for introducing a silicone catheter by the umbilical route. The introducing device comprises a polyurethane catheter in which the silicone catheter can slide, and a rectilinear and rigid tube (4) which is made of stainless metal and is shorter than the catheter (6) and... Agent: Levine & Mandelbaum
20090062773 - Guidewire having linear change in stiffness: The invention is directed to a guidewire having a distal section with multiple distally tapered core segments with at least two contiguous distally tapering core segments in which the most distal tapered core segment preferably has a greater degree of taper than the proximally contiguous tapered core segment. The invention... Agent: Fulwider Patton, LLP (abbott)
20090062775 - Connecting structure for a connector: A connecting structure for a connector in which a male-side connector and a merging pipe are connected by screwing together a female screw having protrusions formed on the inner peripheral surface of a lock ring and a male screw comprising protrusions formed on the outer peripheral surface of the merging... Agent: Carter, Deluca, Farrell & Schmidt, LLP
20090062776 - Locking connector: A locking connector consists of a male luer part, a connecting support part provided at the rear end of the male luer part of which is connected to a tube, a lock ring supported on the connecting support part in a state in which it is prevented from being withdrawn... Agent: Carter, Deluca, Farrell & Schmidt, LLP
20090062777 - 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.
20090062778 - Medical system comprising dual-purpose communication means: The present invention relates to secure paring of electronically controlled devices adapted to communicate with each other. Thus, a medical system is provided comprising a first unit and a second unit, the system comprising first means of communication allowing a first group of data types to be transmitted between the... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property DepartmentPrevious industry: Surgery: splint, brace, or bandage
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