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Surgery April category listing, related patent applications 04/09

Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
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04/30/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications

20090112146 - Kit, system and method of treating myeloma patients: Circulating free lambda and kappa free light chains in blood play a role in the pathogenesis of acute renal failure due to myeloma. Coupled plasma filtration and adsorption allows separation of plasma from blood and treatment of the plasma through a cartridge containing a sorbent or resin material, such as... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing

20090112147 - Wireless pressure setting indicator: Devices and methods useful for non-invasively indicating the position or setting of a mechanical device, such as a sensor or control in an implanted medical device, are disclosed. In one exemplary embodiment, a valve housing adapted to receive fluid flow therethrough is provided. The flow of fluid through the valve... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20090112148 - Tampon applicator assembly: The tampon applicator assembly includes a tampon applicator section, an outer housing section, and a plunger section. The combined tampon applicator section and plunger section function as a conventional plunger-type tampon applicator. The outer housing section includes a sleeve with a proximal portion and a distal portion. The (distal) insertion... Agent: Litman Law Offices, Ltd.

20090112149 - Variable rate fluid dispenser: e

20090112150 - Cavitation enhanced treatment through local delivery: A method is disclosed to administer to a patient in need thereof a therapeutically effective amount of one or more therapeutic agents. The method provides a patient comprising a blood vessel, supplies a therapeutic agent comprising a plurality of gas-filled microspheres, and supplies a catheter comprising a proximal end, a... Agent: Dale F. Regelman

20090112151 - Dialysis system having integrated pneumatic manifold: A dialysis machine valve manifold assembly includes a plurality of pneumatic valves; a plate including a first side and a second side, the plurality of pneumatic valves mounted to the first side of the plate, the second side of the plate defining a plurality of pneumatic flow paths; and a... Agent: Baxter Healthcare Corporation

20090112152 - Needleless access port valve: Needleless access port valves are generally discussed herein with particular discussions extended to needleless access port valves having a resilient piston. The valve includes a valve housing having an inlet port, an outlet port, and an interior cavity. A resilient piston made of a homogeneous material is slidably mounted on... Agent: Klein, O'neill & Singh, LLP

20090112153 - Split-tip catheter including lateral distal openings: A split-tip catheter for placement within the vasculature of a patient and for use in hemodialysis or other suitable procedures is disclosed. In one embodiment, the split-tip catheter includes a catheter body that defines a first lumen and a second lumen. The catheter body further comprises a split distal region,... Agent: Rutan & Tucker, LLP.

20090112154 - User interface for insulin infusion device: The invention relates to a device and method for treating diabetic patients on insulin therapy. More specifically, the invention includes apparatus for infusing insulin into a patient in an amount determined by the patient's carbohydrate intake, blood glucose level, and the amount of insulin calculated to be present in the... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090112155 - Micro diaphragm pump: The invention relates to micropumps for infusing fluids. More specifically, the present disclosure describes and illustrates a micropump design that may be useful for infusing insulin into a diabetic patient. The disclosed design employs a pump chamber that has a diaphragm and a plurality of check valves that are configured... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090112156 - Variable volume, shape memory actuated insulin dispensing pump: A portable pumping system provides insulin or other drugs to a user. A shape memory element is used to actuate the pump and an intelligent system controls the actuator in order to minimize stresses within the system and provide accurate and reliable dosage delivery. The control system utilizes various types... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20090112157 - Mixing device including a plunging mixing member for use with a syringe: Mixing devices used with a syringe or syringe system and related systems for mixing dissimilar components contained therein. The devices and systems include a hollow elongate handle having a proximal end, a distal delivery end, and a delivery passageway therethrough. A mixing member is disposed at or near the proximal... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20090112158 - Medical device including a thin metallic film component attached to a polymeric component and associated methods: A medical device including a medical device thin metallic film component (such as a thin metallic angioplasty balloon), with perforations therethrough, attached to a medical device polymeric component (e.g., a polymeric tubular catheter) abutting the thin metallic film component. The medical device also includes a polymeric sleeve covering the perforations... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090112159 - Delivery system with profiled sheath having balloon-oriented position: A delivery system for delivering a self-expanding medical device such as a stent. The delivery system includes a sheath profiled or shaped to reduce instances of interference between a distal edge of the sheath and a vessel or with any lesion or lesions that might be present in the vessel.... Agent: Rissman Jobse Hendricks & Oliverio, LLP

20090112160 - Automatic feeding/phlegm extractor device: An automatic feeding/sputum suction device, which mainly comprises a feeding syringe or sputum suction device, an air pump, a liquid food replenishing drum or oxygen/water supply device, three-way control valve, feeding duct or sputum suction duct, controller and detector strap, wherein the three-way control valve is connected with liquid food... Agent: David And Raymond Patent Firm

20090112162 - Drug delivery system with cartridge interlock: Described is a drug delivery system and method for priming such drug delivery system so that unwanted delivery of a drug is prevented. In one embodiment, a drug delivery system is provided that includes a drug infusion pump and a cartridge configured for insertion into the drug infusion pump. The... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090112161 - Medical instrument with injection needles that can be spread out sideways: A medical instrument comprises a tubular body, housing at least one injection needle with a radially outwardly directed tip portion in an axially undisplaceable manner. A control element serves for deploying the tip of the injection needle out sideways from the tubular body. It is proposed that the control element... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC

20090112163 - Fluid delivery device with variable force spring: A compact fluid dispenser for use in controllably dispensing fluid medicaments, such as antibiotics, blood clotting agents, analgesics, and like medicinal agents from collapsible containers at a uniform rate. The dispenser includes a novel stored energy source that is provided in the form of a compressible-expandable member that functions to... Agent: James E. Brunton, Esq.

20090112164 - System and method for proportional mixing and continuous delivery of fluids: A system and method for mixing and delivering fluids such as contrast media and saline is disclosed including at least two fluid sources, a pump, a joining fluid path connecting the at least two fluid sources to an inlet to the pump, and a valve device in the fluid path... Agent: Gregory L Bradley Medrad Inc

20090112165 - Variable volume, shape memory actuated insulin dispensing pump: A portable pumping system provides insulin or other drugs to a user. A shape memory element is used to actuate the pump and an intelligent system controls the actuator in order to minimize stresses within the system and provide accurate and reliable dosage delivery. The control system utilizes various types... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20090112166 - Infusion set: An infusion set comprises a base member (60), an introducer cap (64), and an infusion cap (54). The base member (60) preferably comprises a soft cannula (52) extending from a lower side (118) of the base member (60), and a port (62) on an upper side (92) thereof. The port... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090112167 - Sheathless insertion stylet system for catheter placement: A stylet instrument is positionable within a catheter to facilitate placement of the catheter during a surgical procedure. The stylet instrument has application in a hemodialysis procedure where the catheter is positioned via a subcutaneous tunneling technique. The stylet instrument includes a hub, first and second stylet members extending from... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp D/b/a Covidien

20090112168 - Apparatus and method to inject fluids into bone marrow and other target sites: Apparatus for delivering a quantity of fluid to bone marrow of a bone or providing access to remove fluids from a target site is provided. The apparatus may include a driver, a plunger operating and cartridge assembly mechanism, a cartridge assembly having a fluid reservoir and a bone penetrating needle.... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P. Patent Department

20090112169 - Medical device flexible conduit and method of manufacture: A medical device flexible conduit includes an elongated Nitinol strip with a distal end, a proximal end, a longitudinal axis running from the distal end to the proximal end, a sharp head extending from the distal end, and a channel etched therein. Moreover, the channel is dispositioned along the longitudinal... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090112170 - Apparatus and methods for controlling tissue oxygenation for wound healing and promoting tissue viability: A non-invasive tissue oxygenation system for accelerating the healing of damaged tissue and to promote tissue viability is disclosed herein. The system is comprised of a lightweight portable electrochemical oxygen concentrator, a power management system, microprocessors, memory, a pressure sensing system, a temperature monitoring system, oxygen flow rate monitoring and... Agent: Jackson Walker, L.L.P.

20090112171 - Urine bag pocket: The present invention relates to clothing items such as pants or shoulder bags incorporating urine bag pockets suitable for holding a urine bag. Through the invention, incontinence sufferers are able to maintain mobility while still concealing a urine bag.... Agent: Frency Sau Fun Ng

20090112172 - Audio alert diapers: The subject of this patent pending idea, the AUDIO ALERT DIAPERS, consist of SEVERAL INNER LAYERS OF VARYING MATERIAL TYPES. Some for absorbancy and the remaining layers present serve as conduction contact area(S), so when moisture is present, these areas act as poles of a switch to activate a musical... Agent: Linda Lee Nicewander Tooker

20090112173 - Absorbent article including an absorbent layer having a plurality of spaced beam elements: The present invention generally relates to absorbent sanitary napkins and in particular to a sanitary napkin including an absorbent layer having a plurality of spaced beam elements for promoting enhanced fluid wicking within the sanitary napkin.... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090112174 - Multi function wrapper: A packing wrapper for an absorbent article, the wrapper having a protective layer. The wrapper also has a first functional layer attached to the protective layer giving the wrapper a multiple functionality.... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090112175 - Absorbent article including an absorbent layer having a plurality of spaced beam elements: The present invention generally relates to absorbent sanitary napkins and in particular to a sanitary napkin including an absorbent layer having a plurality of spaced beam elements for promoting enhanced fluid wicking within the sanitary napkin.... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090112176 - Stacked absorbent article assembly: A stacked absorbent article assembly including a top absorbent article, a bottom absorbent article, an adhesive arranged between the articles for selectively securing the top absorbent article to the bottom absorbent article, and an adhesive arranged on a bottom surface of the assembly for securing the absorbent article assembly to... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090112177 - Implantable device and method for delivering drug depots to a site beneath the skin: An implantable device and method is provided for anchoring a drug depot to a site beneath the skin of a patient, the device and method comprising a head, a shaft and a tip, the head having a recess and/or at least one projection arranged to be engaged by an implantation... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department

20090112178 - Fluid transfer port information system: Methods are provided for associating a specific one of two or more distinct fluid transfer ports of a patient with a given fluid transfer event of fluid from a parenteral fluid delivery device. Aspects of the methods include establishing a fluid transfer connection between the parenteral fluid delivery device and... Agent: Proteus Biomedical, Inc. Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

20090112179 - Automated animal dosing system and method: Systems and methods for automatically delivering a dose of pharmaceutical liquid to an animal includes electronic control to automatically obtain dose information for the animal, electronic control to deliver a volume of pharmaceutical liquid to the animal in response to the dose information; and automatically recording a detailed audit trail... Agent: Wilmerhale/wyeth

20090112181 - Device and method for delivering or withdrawing a substance through the skin: An apparatus for delivering or withdrawing a fluid through at least one layer of the skin is provided. A device includes a body having a top face, a bottom face, a side edge and at least one channel. The bottom face includes a first surface area and a second surface... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20090112180 - Method for inserting a medical device flexible conduit into a user's target site: A method for inserting a medical device flexible conduit into a user's target site includes adhering a medical device to a user with the medical device including a medical device flexible conduit and an insertion mechanism. Moreover, the medical device flexible conduit has an elongated Nitinol strip with a distal... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090112182 - Method and apparatus for vascular access: A vascular access device comprises a bridge having first and second bores therethrough, a dilator in the first bore, and a needle guide in the second bore. The second bore is at an angle with respect to the first bore such that the needle guide is at the angle with... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C. David A. Rose

20090112184 - A device for delivering medical treatment: A medical device for the delivery of treatment fluid to body vessels is described. The device has a distal (21) and a proximal (20) end with a self-expanding, hollow tubular member (9) and a delivery catheter (10) suitable for deploying a self-expanding, tubular member (9). The tubular member (9) is... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090112183 - Medical devices and methods of use: A medical device for creating a fistula in a patient has a catheter including a first lumen and a second lumen for forming a fistula inside a body organ of a patient is disclosed. The second lumen may be capable of fluid communication with an internal bolster, wherein the internal... Agent: Rutan & Tucker, LLP.

20090112185 - Integrated conduit insertion medical device: A medical device includes a medical device flexible conduit that has an elongated Nitinol strip with a distal end, a proximal end, a longitudinal axis running from the distal end to the proximal end, a sharp head extending from the distal end, and a channel etched therein. Moreover, the channel... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090112186 - Catheter assembly with increased torsional stiffness: A catheter assembly having improved torsional stiffness. In one embodiment, the assembly includes a medical catheter and a torsional stiffener. The medical catheter may be a tubular member made of a soft, flexible, biocompatible material that may be shaped to include a first end, a second end, a side wall... Agent: Kriegsman & Kriegsman

20090112187 - Catheter retention mechanism: A retention mechanism for maintaining a position of a catheter on the connector tube of an implantable vascular access device. The retention mechanism includes an annular member dimensioned to be received over a length of the catheter when the catheter is positioned over the connector tube, and a housing for... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/indy/cook

20090112188 - Device for controlling exposure of reservoir contents to surroundings: Microchip devices are provided that include a substrate; a plurality of reservoirs in the substrate, each reservoir defining an internal volume; and a reservoir cap positioned on or in each of the reservoirs bounding the internal volume from an external environment, the reservoir cap being formed of a material that... Agent: Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

20090112189 - Medical or veterinary digestive tract utilization systems and methods: Systems and methods are described for implementing or deploying medical or veterinary utility modules (a) operable for mooring at least partly within a digestive tract, (b) small enough to pass through the tract per vias naturales and including a wireless-control component, (c) having one or more attachment protrusions positionable adjacent... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

20090112190 - Medical or veterinary digestive tract utilization systems and methods: Systems and methods are described for implementing or deploying medical or veterinary utility modules comprising a first module operable in a digestive or respiratory tract to engage a second module, optionally by a magnetic field. Alternatively or additionally, systems may be operable to remain in situ and also operable to... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

20090112191 - Medical or veterinary digestive tract utilization systems and methods: Systems and methods are described for implementing or deploying medical or veterinary utility modules comprising a first module operable in a digestive or respiratory tract to engage a second module, optionally by a magnetic field. Alternatively or additionally, systems may be operable to remain in situ and also operable to... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

  
04/23/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications

20090105627 - Access disconnect detection using glucose: An access disconnect sensor for a patient undergoing extracorporeal blood processing includes an electrochemical fuel cell or sensor to detect blood leakage. The fuel cell includes circuitry for oxidizing glucose in the blood. The sensor also includes a transmitter to send a signal to a remote receiver that the sensor... Agent: Baxter Healthcare Corporation

20090105628 - Extracorporeal ultrasonic medical device: Ultrasonic devices for preventing microbubbles and/or microparticles from reaching the brain during a PCI or cardiovascular surgery. Devices 27 and 77 are designed for implantation in the chest cavity and operate in combination with needle vents or other vent systems for removing diverted microbubbles. Systems 77 and 83 are designed... Agent: James J. Schumann Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery

20090105629 - Blood circuit assembly for a hemodialysis system: A blood circuit assembly for a dialysis unit may include an organizing tray, a pair of pneumatic pumps mounted to the organizing tray for circulating blood received from a patient through a circuit including a dialyzer unit and returned to the patient, an air trap mounted to the organizing tray... Agent: Deka Research And Development Corporation C/o Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20090105630 - Arterial blood filter: An arterial line blood filter for use in extracorporeal blood circuits during heart bypass surgery has, among other components, a housing with a cap portion, a base portion, and a generally cylindrical wall portion. The blood filter has a filter element disposed within the housing. An inlet is positioned at... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20090105631 - Systems and methods for controlling renovascular perfusion: Devices, systems and methods by which the real or apparent renovascular perfusion and intrarenal pressure may be selectively and controllably increased. By selectively and controllably increasing renovascular perfusion and interstitial hydrostatic pressure when the heart is unable to pump sufficient blood or when renal perfusion is suboptimal, the present invention... Agent: Patterson, Thuente, Skaar & Christensen, P.A.

20090105634 - Anodic reservoir for electrotransport of cationic drug: An electrotransport system for delivery of a cationic drug. The system has a donor anodic reservoir having an insoluble biocompatible polymeric anion source embedded in the reservoir. The anion source has precipitating anions that can precipitate out metal ions generated from sacrificial metal of the anode during electrotransport.... Agent: Diehl Servilla LLC

20090105632 - Electrotransport of lisuride: An electrotransport system for delivery of lisuride or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof. The system has a donor electrode assembly, a counter electrode assembly, and a controller electrically connected to the donor electrode assembly and the counter electrode assembly. The donor electrode assembly has a donor reservoir that contains a... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP

20090105633 - Ultrasound assembly for use with light activated drugs: A kit and method for causing tissue death within a tissue site is disclosed. The kit includes a media with a light activated drug activatable upon exposure to a particular level of ultrasound energy. The kit also includes an ultrasound transducer that is configured to transmit the level of ultrasound... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090105635 - Access assembly with seal lubricant mechanism: The present disclosure relates to surgical access assemblies and surgical valves or seals of the type adapted to allow the introduction of a surgical instrument or object therethrough. In particular, the surgical access assemblies and seals disclosed herein are adapted to facilitate the insertion, withdrawal, and manipulation of a surgical... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20090105636 - Closed loop control system with safety parameters and methods: Methods, system and devices for monitoring a plurality of parameters associated with a closed loop control operation including continuously monitoring a physiological condition and automatic administration of a medication, detecting an adverse condition associated with the monitored physiological condition or the medication administration deviating from a predetermined safety level of... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20090105637 - An automatic syringe: A liquid-powder drug prompt-mixing type automatic syringe includes an injecting assembly, a drug-mixing assembly and a shooting device. The injecting assembly includes an injecting outer sleeve, in which the mouth of a blocking ampoule is slidably socketed, a needle is coaxially connected to the blocking ampoule by a hub; the... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.

20090105639 - Catheter driver system: An apparatus for performing medical procedures on an anatomical body includes an extension with an element near its distal end to be extended into the body, and a driver that moves the extension axially into the body, and that causes flexure of the distal end of the extension. The movement... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP

20090105638 - Single use deflectable stylet: A single use, deflectable stylet 10 for use in a catheter includes a deflectable portion 12 of a flexible material. An actuator 14 is attached to the deflectable portion 12, manipulation of the actuator 14 relative to the deflectable portion 12 causing deflection of the deflectable portion 12. The stylet... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20090105640 - Fixed dimensional and bi-directional steerable catheter control handle: An apparatus for imparting a tensile force to deflect a distal portion of a catheter while maintaining its exterior dimensions may include a handle grip including a cross-section of generally predetermined exterior dimensions, and a longitudinal axis. A flexible elongate member may include proximal and distal end portions, with the... Agent: Sjm/afd - Dykema

20090105641 - Balloon dilatation catheter: Embodiments of the present invention relate to a balloon dilatation catheter, in particular for percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA), provided with a guide wire, a supply tube extending parallel to the guide wire and serving for inflating a dilatation balloon, as well as the dilatation balloon arranged in the distal... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20090105642 - Low profile agent delivery perfusion catheter having reversibly expanding frames: An agent delivery catheter and method, configured to deliver an agent to an inner surface of a patient's body lumen by forming an agent containment pocket along the inner surface of the patient's body lumen wall between a proximal expandable frame and a distal expandable frame, while minimizing ischemic conditions... Agent: Fulwider Patton, LLP (abbott)

20090105643 - Occlusion balloon catheter with external inflation lumen: Catheters such as guide catheters can be configured to provide distal occlusion, while still providing sufficient interior lumen space for device delivery. Such catheters can also provide a desired level of flexibility, yet can include sufficient column support. A catheter can include an elongate shaft with a lumen, an inflatable... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20090105644 - Intravascular medical device having a readily collapsible covered frame: An elongated intravascular device having a frame configured for reversibly expanding in a patient's body lumen, which has a sleeve secured to the frame, and at least one sleeve-folding strut configured to fold the sleeve inwardly as the frame radially collapses in the patient's body lumen. Additional aspects of the... Agent: Fulwider Patton, LLP (abbott)

20090105645 - Apparatus for selectively rotating and/or advancing an elongate device: An apparatus for selectively advancing and/or rotating an elongate device, includes a carrier mounted for rotation about a primary axis and a pair of opposed rollers on the carrier adapted to receive and engage an elongate device between them, and drive the device in a direction along the primary axis.... Agent: Harness, Dickey, & Pierce, P.l.c

20090105646 - Multi-frequency communication system for a drug infusion device: Disclosed is a medical infusion device, such as an externally worn insulin pump, capable of being in remote communication with a controller or data acquisition unit such as a blood glucose meter. The disclosed medical infusion device includes a dual frequency antenna to facilitate communication with the remote device and... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090105647 - Variable volume, shape memory actuated insulin dispensing pump: A portable pumping system provides insulin or other drugs to a user. A shape memory element is used to actuate the pump and an intelligent system controls the actuator in order to minimize stresses within the system and provide accurate and reliable dosage delivery. The control system utilizes various types... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20090105648 - Variable volume, shape memory actuated insulin dispensing pump: A portable pumping system provides insulin or other drugs to a user. A shape memory element is used to actuate the pump and an intelligent system controls the actuator in order to minimize stresses within the system and provide accurate and reliable dosage delivery. The control system utilizes various types... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20090105649 - Variable volume, shape memory actuated insulin dispensing pump: A portable pumping system provides insulin or other drugs to a user. A shape memory element is used to actuate the pump and an intelligent system controls the actuator in order to minimize stresses within the system and provide accurate and reliable dosage delivery. The control system utilizes various types... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20090105650 - Drug delivery pump drive using linear piezoelectric motor: A drug delivery pump drive which uses a linear piezoelectric motor to advance a syringe piston to deliver a liquid drug and a method thereof are disclosed. The pump drive, provided in a drug delivery pump, provides silent operation and very low energy consumption compared to electric motor-based drives. The... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP One Dayton Centre

20090105651 - Puncture device: A puncture device 1 includes: a hollow outer needle 2; an outer needle hub 3 provided at a proximal end portion of the outer needle 2; a hollow inner needle 4 inserted into the outer needle 2 for use; and an inner needle hub 5 provided at a proximal end... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090105652 - Introducer including shaped distal region: An introducer for providing intravascular access to a patient is disclosed, and includes a dilator and sheath that are configured to prevent peelback, or “fishmouthing,” of the sheath during introducer advancement. In one embodiment, the introducer comprises a dilator including a distal tapered region, and a sheath including an inner... Agent: Rutan & Tucker, LLP.

20090105653 - Guidewire stop: A guidewire stop is disclosed which can be positioned and frictionally locked to a bare guidewire at a user-defined location. The guidewire stop can be used to stop and/or lock a medical device, such as an embolic filter, at a treatment site inside a body lumen. The medical device may... Agent: Rissman Jobse Hendricks & Oliverio, LLP

20090105654 - Transseptal guidewire: A transseptal guidewire and methods for perforating the intra-atrial septum of the heart are disclosed. The transseptal guidewire has an elongated body, an end section biased in a curved configuration to define a proximal curve, and a distal section biased in a curved configuration to define a distal curve, the... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20090105655 - Access port using shape altering anchor: The present disclosure provides access ports for use in surgery. The access ports possess a distal end which adopts an alternate shape upon the application of energy, thereby securing the access port to tissue. Alternatively, the access port may have barbs on a surface thereof which are formed upon the... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20090105657 - Connector to cassette interface system: The disclosed connector to cassette interface system includes a set of individual keyed connectors having a shroud on the lower portion. The perimeter of each shroud includes an array of tabs or protrusions keyed to one of a corresponding array of skirted portals in the cassette cover. The tabs or... Agent: Alcon

20090105656 - Medical appliance stabilization device and method for using same: Systems and methods for achieving stabilization of medical devices, both invasive and non-invasive, are provided for human and veterinary subjects. The stabilization device comprises a platform for being positioned on a body part, a hooking apparatus positioned within an inner surface of the platform, and at least one securing strap... Agent: Mcquaide Blasko

20090105658 - Infusion sets for the delivery of a therapeutic substance to a patient: Devices and methods for delivering a therapeutic substance to a patient are provided. Embodiments include infusion sets that include an active agent. Also provided are systems and kits.... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20090105659 - Anchoring cannula: The present disclosure provides cannulas for use in surgery. The cannulas possess an anchoring member at a portion thereof which adopts an alternate shape upon the application of energy, thereby securing the cannula to tissue.... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20090105660 - Syringe cylinder: A syringe cylinder 12 includes a groove 32 formed in an inner peripheral surface thereof and extending over a predetermined length from an opening end 30 thereof. Even with the intermediate sliding stopper 14 located at a position where the groove 32 is formed, the pressure inside the syringe cylinder... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20090105662 - Apparatus and method for treating tissue: An apparatus for treating tissue of a mammalian body. In one embodiment, a spring mechanism is carried by first and second tubular members and actuatable for moving a needle from a first position disposed within the distal extremity of the first tubular member to a second position extending distally of... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP US Bank Center

20090105661 - Syringe device with protective cap: The invention comprises a syringe body (10) having a distal end (10B) fitted with an injection needle (14), at least one sheath (16, 18) inside which the body is positioned, and a protective cap (40) able to be retained relative to the syringe body (10) to cover the needle (14)... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090105663 - Safety device for a liquid injection syringe, and a syringe assembly including the device: The syringe comprises a body containing the liquid and having fitted thereto an endpiece for fastening a needle carrier. The safety device comprises a protective sheath and a syringe support that is received inside the sheath. The sheath and the support are axially movable relative to each other between two... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090105664 - Syringe adapter: The present invention includes syringes for dispensing liquids. The devices of the invention increase ease of volume control and hence application thereof while minimizing any spillage or fluid migration up the side of the syringe tip.... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090105665 - Drip infusion iv catheter check cover set: A check sealing set of intravenous injection catheter for drip infusion to seal up a needle retained in human body includes a check body, a locking seat, and a mobile cover; the check body related to an arc body provided with a retaining edge and a check seam disposed below... Agent: Troxell Law Office PLLC

20090105666 - Needleless access port valve: Needleless access port valves are generally discussed herein with particular discussions extended to needleless access port valves having a resilient piston. The valve includes a valve housing having an inlet port, an outlet port, and an interior cavity with an upper shoulder and a lower shoulder. A resilient piston made... Agent: Klein, O'neill & Singh, LLP

20090105667 - Fluid medication delivery device: A fluid delivery device is provided for transdermal delivery of fluid medications to patients. The device can comprise a thin envelope which is applied to a patient's skin. The envelope can comprise at least one diffusion layer coupled to at least one impermeable layer such that at least one chamber... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090105668 - Feminine vaginal douche for tightening a vaginal orifice: A feminine vaginal douche and a method for simulating sexual intercourse. The feminine vaginal douche including a douche device, a dispenser, and a douche formula. The method includes the steps of inserting a vaginal douche into an orifice, dispensing douche formula into an orifice, and stimulating muscles of the orifice... Agent: Brown Rudnick LLP

20090105669 - Method and apparatus for treating subjects suffering from contracture: A method and apparatus for cleaning a subject suffering from contracture provides a threaded and flexible cleaning tool for insertion between muscles joints or body parts suffering from contracture requiring no prying open of joints or minimally prying open of joints in order to facilitate cleaning of body parts otherwise... Agent: Glenn Patent Group

20090105670 - Thin film wound cover, suction assisted wound treatment system using the same, method of using the thin film wound cover and method of making the same: A composite structure, a suction-assisted wound treatment system including the composite structure and a method of making the same is disclosed. The composite structure includes a cover, a stiffener, and a releasable liner. The cover is a thin flexible film having an, upper surface, an undersurface, a principal portion, a... Agent: Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen & Pokotilow, Ltd.

20090105671 - Fibrous dressing: An apparatus for aspirating and/or cleansing wounds comprising a flow path comprising a wound dressing having a backing layer and at least one outlet pipe for connection to a fluid off take tube and which has a wound contact integer which in use is in contact with the wound bed... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090105672 - Medicament applicator: A medicament applicator for use with a medicament cartridge is disclosed herein. The applicator comprises a first handle member and a second handle member, both of which are movable with respect to one another between a first handle position and a second handle position. The applicator further comprises a first... Agent: Neal, Gerber, & Eisenberg

20090105673 - Medicament applicator: A medicament applicator for use with a medicament cartridge is disclosed herein. The applicator comprises a first member and a second member, and a first brush member and a second brush member. Moving the first member towards the second member causes the first brush member to move away from the... Agent: Neal, Gerber, & Eisenberg

20090105674 - Snivel aspirator: A snivel aspirator includes a bottle and a snivel aspirator main body. The bottle has a bottle lid having an air-aspirating tube communicating with the bottle and having a non-return valve. The bottle lid further has an air-sucking tube communicating with the bottle and disposed with an air-valve switch. The... Agent: I-jung Cheng

20090105675 - Portable urine collection device: A portable urine collection device for males that will allow a male in a vehicle to relieve himself discreetly and sanitarily without having to leave the passenger compartment of the vehicle. The portable urine collection device for males includes a mainframe container having a top and bottom cylindrical walls and... Agent: Superslab 100 Corp

20090105676 - Absorbent product: Absorbent product, such as a diaper, a sanitary napkin or an incontinence product, whereby the product has odour control agent(s), and whereby the product has a wet zone, which is intended to store liquid during use, which zone is defined by the absorbent structure, a dry zone, which is intended... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090105677 - Disposable absorbent article: In a disposable absorbent article such as a disposable diaper including fastener elements by means of which front and rear waist regions are releasably connected with each other, the fastener elements are not affected by contraction of elastic members arranged in these waist regions. In this absorbent article, the front... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20090105678 - Tampon having zoned apertured overwrap: Tampons having a zoned apertured overwrap. The tampons can include a compressed absorbent member having an insertion end, a withdrawal end, a longitudinal axis, and a body disposed between the insertion end and the withdrawal end. The body can have a perimeter disposed substantially perpendicularly to the longitudinal axis and... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20090105679 - Hydrophilized compositions comprising normally hydrophobic thermoplastic polymers/anionic surfactants and articles shaped therefrom: The invention concerns a method for preparing thermoplastics to obtain a hydrophilic behaviour of the surface of objects made from said thermoplastics. The invention also concerns the additives used to obtain said surface hydrophily, said additives being mixed and jointly melted with the thermoplastics (mass-additivation process). The melted mixtures of... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090105681 - Sanitary absorbent article assembly including an integrated disposal sheet: The present invention relates to sanitary absorbent articles and in particular to a sanitary absorbent article assembly including an integrated disposal sheet for disposal of a soiled absorbent article.... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090105680 - Sanitary article assembly including an overwrap for disposal of a soiled sanitary article: The present invention relates to sanitary absorbent articles and in particular to a sanitary absorbent article assembly including an overwrap structure for packaging a clean sanitary article, the overwrap structure including a pocket for receiving a soiled sanitary article for disposal.... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090105682 - Disposable diaper: The disposable diaper has its outer-face back sheet made of a nonwoven fabric prepared by an air-through method, in which fibers are thermally melted to each other at the time of manufacturing the nonwoven fabric by feeding hot air in a drum transfer process. This nonwoven fabric is arranged to... Agent: Jordan And Hamburg LLP

20090105683 - Disposable injection-molded container for biologic fluids and method of manufacture: A disposable container for biologic materials comprising a sheet of flexible material with an access area integrally molded in the sheet. At least one port in the access area passes fluid into the container. The sheet is folded along the access area such that an upper part is adjacent a... Agent: Caridianbct, Inc. Mail Stop: 810 1f2

20090105684 - Medication port for medical fluid container: A medication port for a flexible container is disclosed. The port is made from one or from two materials. If made from two materials, the parts are integrally joined and cannot be separated without destroying the port. The port is sterilizable by steam or gamma-irradiation, or preferably both. The port... Agent: Baxter Healthcare Corporation

20090105685 - Two stage jet injection device: A jet injection device comprises a medical jet unit (10), a medical drug dispensing unit (20) and an medical drug injection unit (30). The empty medical jet unit (10) is connected to the medical drug dispensing unit (20) and the plunger (11) inside the medical jet unit (10) snaps to... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department

20090105686 - Adjustable-length drug delivery balloon: A drug or agent coated balloon having a length which is adjustable in vivo is described herein. The balloon is configured to be coated or coatable with one or more drugs where the coating may be applied prior to advancement into a patient body or prior to balloon expansion within... Agent: Xtent, Inc. C/o Levine Bagade Han LLP

20090105687 - Scoring catheter with drug delivery membrane: Angioplasty and other dilatation devices are provided with scoring elements. The device additionally incorporates a separate drug application membrane which is used to deliver drugs and other active substances to a body lumen, typically a blood vessel. The device functions to release drug into a region of the luminal wall... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090105688 - Implantable access port with luminous guide and identification system: An implantable access port comprises a housing defining a fluid receiving chamber and a septum covering an opening of the housing to permit access to the fluid receiving chamber in combination with a light source coupled to the housing, the light source aimed so that, when the port is implanted... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP

20090105689 - Removable push-off tab for iv catheter: The removable push-off tab for an IV catheter is adapted for releasable attachment to a hub of an intravenous catheter assembly. The removable push-off tab is adapted for bearing against a push-off plate to provide an increased bearing surface for pushing the catheter into the patient's vein. The removable push-off... Agent: Litman Law Offices, Ltd.

20090105690 - Reduced width dual-lumen catheter: A dual-lumen catheter for use in a body vessel. The catheter includes an elongate shaft having a longitudinal axis and defining at least a first and a second lumen. The elongate shaft has a cross sectional width normal to the longitudinal axis and a webbing section disposed between the two... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20090105691 - Access port using shape memory anchor: The present disclosure provides an anchoring cannula for use in surgery. The cannula possesses a shape memory polymer on the distal portion thereof which expands upon heating thereby securing the cannula in tissue.... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20090105692 - Male luer lock connector: Connector for medical use comprising: a body joined to a line or adapted to be connected at one of its ends to a tubing in which a fluid flows, and a male luer lock connection comprising a base mounted rotatingly on the body and cooperating by friction with it, without... Agent: Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti PC

20090105693 - Catheter switch and method of using a catheter switch in administering a nerve or plexus block: A catheter switch comprising a first electrical connector for connection to a first medical device, a second electrical connector for connection to a second medical device, and a third electrical connector for connection to a signal source. The catheter switch further includes an electrical switch coupled to the first, second,... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20090105694 - Medical or veterinary digestive tract utilization systems and methods: Systems and methods are described for implementing or deploying medical or veterinary utility modules (a) operable for mooring at least partly within a digestive tract, (b) small enough to pass through the tract per vias naturales and including a wireless-control component, (c) having one or more attachment protrusions positionable adjacent... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

  
04/16/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications

20090099498 - Systems, devices and methods for cardiopulmonary treatment and procedures: A cardiopulmonary bypass system utilizing membrane-based reciprocating positive displacement blood pumps (“pod pumps”). In one aspect, the pod pumps are constructed to provide reduced shear forces on the blood being pumped. In another aspect blood flow through the pod pumps can be controlled by a controller using information from pressure... Agent: Michelle Saquet Temple

20090099499 - Intelligent sequential illuminating device for photodynamic therapy: Intelligent sequential illuminating device for photodynamic therapy of surface tumors that comprises: the module for illumination and detection, module for signal processing and control and module for power supply, of which the module for illumination and detection consists of the violet light emitting diodes (405) and the red light emitting... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC

20090099500 - Multi-function electrode and uses thereof: The present invention is of an electrode comprising an electrode substrate base layer and a plurality of layers of insoluble pole electroactive substance disposed on the electrode substrate base layer, wherein each of the plurality of layers of insoluble pole electroactive substance is configured to facilitate a treatment of a... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090099502 - Microneedle device and transdermal administration device provided with microneedles: The present invention provides a microneedle device having a coating, which is effective even with a low molecular weight active compound and can sustain the effect of the drug for a long period of time, and a transdermal drug administration apparatus with microneedles. The microneedle device (5) has, on a... Agent: Townsend & Banta C/o Portfolio Ip

20090099501 - Spinal cord's epidural space detection by using fiber optic technology: The present invention provides a device and a method for effectively processing epidural anesthesia by providing the needle-localization information in real time. The idea of this invention is derived from the concept that different tissues due to their different composition have different optical properties, such as absorbance and reflection, so... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys

20090099503 - Ozone treatment apparatus for acne: An ozone treatment apparatus for acne of the present invention comprises: an ozone gas or ozone water generator; a skin coupling device, which is placed in contact with the skin, and has pores for spraying the ozone gas or ozone water generated into a diseased part; and an aspirator, which... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090099504 - Device for selectively regulating the flow rate of a fluid: A device for regulating the flow rate of a fluid includes a housing containing a plurality of flow conduits fluidly connecting an inlet and an outlets each of the flow conduits comprising a flow control tube and a resiliently compressive occlusion tube, wherein the flow control tubes are of substantially... Agent: Klein, O'neill & Singh, LLP

20090099505 - Data transmission system for a drug infusion device: Disclosed is a medical infusion device, such as an externally worn insulin pump, capable of being in remote communication with a controller or data acquisition unit such as a blood glucose meter. The disclosed medical infusion device includes a dual frequency antenna to facilitate communication with the remote device and... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090099506 - System for providing blood glucose measurements to an infusion device: An infusion system includes a characteristic determining device and an infusion device. The characteristic determining device includes a receptacle for receiving and testing an analyte from the user to determine a concentration of the analyte in the user. The characteristic determining device also includes a communication system for transmitting a... Agent: Medtronic Minimed Inc.

20090099507 - Device for automatic regulation of the concentration of glucose in the blood of a diabetes patient: A device for regulating the concentration of glucose in the blood of a diabetes patient includes a measuring component for measuring the concentration, a pump component for selectively introducing glucagon, or glucose instead, or insulin into the body of the patient, for instance by way of at least one hypodermic... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.

20090099508 - Device for drug administration and/or monitoring the status of a patient: The invention relates to a device for drug administration and/or monitoring the status of a patient, the device comprising a first and a second measuring means, and the time for using the second measuring means being set in accordance with the data of the first measuring means.... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090099509 - System for providing blood glucose measurements to an infusion device: An infusion system includes a characteristic determining device and an infusion device. The characteristic determining device includes a receptacle for receiving and testing an analyte from the user to determine a concentration of the analyte in the user. The characteristic determining device also includes a communication system for transmitting a... Agent: Medtronic Minimed Inc.

20090099510 - Seal for a prefilled medical jet injection device: A sealing membrane 20 on a nozzle 10 for a jet injection device is adapted to seal off the nozzle orifice 12 by having a sealing rim 22 surrounding the nozzle orifice 12, which ensures a distinct closure of the nozzle orifice 12 to protect the nozzle geometry against damage... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department

20090099511 - Method and apparatus for minimum negative pressure control, particularly for a breastpump with breastshield pressure control system: A breastpump, manual or motorized, that includes a mechanism to regulate pressure change, e.g., vacuum, within a breastshield chamber, including in some cases to a maintained minimum pressure that is less than ambient (atmosphere). The pressure regulator provides control for varying negative pressure between a minimum value and a maximum... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

20090099512 - Syringes with a reduced susceptibility to freeze-thaw void formation and methods of manufacturing such syringes: Syringes for holding fluids susceptible to void formation when the syringe and fluid are frozen and thawed before use. The interior surface of the syringe barrel is modified by exposure to a plasma such that the incidence of void formation in the fluid is prevented or, at the least, significantly... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP (nordson)

20090099514 - Automated injection catheter device and system: A device and system for automating catheter needle injection has a first actuator that extends a needle past the distal end of the catheter, a second actuator that depresses a plunger to deliver injectate through the needle and an agitator assembly to agitate the injectate before it enters the needle.... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20090099513 - Extension control handle with adjustable locking mechanism: The present invention is directed to a needle control handle which allows a needle extension distance to be adjusted, set and locked. In one embodiment, the control handle has an outer body and a piston adapted for relative longitudinal movement to extend the needle. A first control knob is movable... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20090099515 - Trans-cervical catheter having a conical-shaped balloon: This application relates generally to a trans-cervical balloon catheter. The catheter may have an elongated body for insertion into the uterus. Located distally on the elongated body, the catheter may have a balloon that has a substantially conical-shaped proximal end when inflated. The balloon may comprise a proximal origin and... Agent: Kirton And Mcconkie

20090099516 - Apparatus and method for direct organ perfusion: The invention is directed to a balloon catheter comprising, in addition to one or more balloons and one or more inflating/deflating conduits having a novel design which enables a predetermined sequence of inflation/deflation of a number of balloons via a single lumen. The invention is also directed to an indwelling... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090099517 - Reinforced, non-compliant angioplasty balloon: An angioplasty balloon is disclosed and can include a body having a first end and a second end. An inflatable portion can be established between the first end and the second end. Moreover, a first reinforcing member can be wound around the body from the first end to the second... Agent: C. R. Bard, Inc. Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.

20090099519 - Advanced abdominal dressing for the treatment of the postoperative hypothermic patients with an open abdomen: An apparatus for abdominal dressing that adds liquid coils in the form of a manifold is disclosed. The manifold includes heating coils to warm the bowel with heated water in a counter current method. This takes advantage of the large surface area of the bowel to exchange heat with the... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.

20090099518 - Methods and systems for inducing therapeutic hypothermia in a pre-hospital, field, or ambulance setting: Systems and methods are provided for inducing a therapeutic state of hypothermia in a patient. Cold biocompatible liquid is infused into a patient at a defined temperature and pressure and at a fairly rapid rate to quickly induce hypothermia. In one system, cold liquid is provided from a flowing source.... Agent: Mayer & Williams PC

20090099520 - Methods of fluid flow control with robotic surgical instruments for irrigation, aspiration, and blowing: In one embodiment of the invention, a first control signal is generated to control a robotic surgical instrument. The first control signal is then coupled into the robotic surgical instrument. In response to the first control signal, a first valve in the robotic surgical instrument is opened to flow a... Agent: Patent Dept Intuitive Surgical, Inc

20090099521 - Cannula insertion device and related methods: A cannula insertion device includes a housing defining an opening for receiving therethrough a cannula and further defining a channel, and a cannula forming a lumen, the cannula adapted for sliding movement within the housing from a retracted position to an extended position. When the cannula is in the retracted... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Patent Administrator

20090099524 - Device for administering a fluid product: A device for administering a substance, e.g. a medicament or a therapeutic agent, at a controllable administration rate, wherein the device includes a housing with a drive receptacle area for a drive unit, a substance receiving region to hold a substance container and an arrangement for hydraulic power transmission, which... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department

20090099523 - Infusion pump assembly: An infusion pump assembly is disclosed. The infusion pump assembly includes a locking tab and a pump barrel inside a pump barrel housing, where the pump barrel accommodates a reservoir assembly. The reservoir assembly includes a reservoir and a plunger rod. The infusion pump assembly also includes a locking disc... Agent: Holland & Knight LLP

20090099522 - Microneedle systems and apparatus: A medical system. The medical system includes at least one compartment for a fluid, a fluid path and at least one microneedle fluidly connected to the at least one compartment by the fluid path. A medical infusion system is also disclosed. The system includes a wearable housing, at least one... Agent: Michelle Saquet Temple

20090099525 - Drug delivery system with breakaway plunger extractor: Described is a drug delivery system and method for inserting a cartridge into a chamber in a drug infusion device to inhibit refilling or reuse of a cartridge. In one embodiment, a drug delivery system is provided that includes a chamber and a cartridge configured for insertion into the chamber.... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090099527 - Anchor instrumentation and methods: Some embodiments of a medical device anchor system include an anchor sleeve that receives a catheter (or other medical instrument) though a working channel of the anchor sleeve. The anchor sleeve may include a first actuator that controls the extension of one or more subcutaneous tines into the subcutaneous region... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090099526 - Implantable catheter port: A single or multi-port vascular access device including one or more reservoirs each covered by a needle-penetrable, self-sealing septum. The one or more reservoirs each open to an outlet in a stem to which the catheter is attached. The reservoir may be generally circular or ellipsoid in shape and large... Agent: Dla Piper LLP (us)

20090099529 - Antiseptic cap with thread cover: A syringe assembly including: (1) a syringe barrel defining a chamber; (2) a plunger mounted in the chamber and moveable with respect to the barrel; and (3) a cap assembly containing a cap and an absorbent material is removably attached to the plunger.... Agent: Joseph A. Fuchs Rockey, Depke & Lyons, LLC

20090099528 - Protector and needle set: A protector comprising an inner tube, a lid connected to the upper opening of the inner tube through a hinge, and an outer tube for holding the inner tube in its inner cavity part. A blood collecting needle to which a tube is connected is stored in the inner tube.... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090099530 - Valve loader method, system, and apparatus: A valve loading system is provided that uses a valve loader to transfer a valve or other medical device from a storage cartridge into a deployment catheter. The valve or other medical device can be implanted or positioned within a patient using the catheter after the valve or other medical... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090099532 - Assembly for lubricating a portion of a medical device: A medical device assembly for imparting a lubricious and/or antimicrobial liquid onto a medical device is provided. The medical device is surrounded by a pouch and includes a burst package or frangible cells for storage of the liquid prior to delivery onto the surface of the medical device. This helps... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc. Catherine E. Wolf

20090099531 - Packaging for selectivity lubricating part of a medical device: A medical device lubricating assembly for imparting a lubricious and/or antimicrobial liquid onto a medical device is provided. The medical device is surrounded by a pouch and the assembly includes a barrier for bifurcating the pouch into a wet compartment and a dry compartment. Lubricating fluid is stored in the... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc. Catherine E. Wolf

20090099533 - Virus derived antimicrobial peptides: Described herein are peptides having antimicrobial activity (antimicrobial peptides). The antimicrobial peptides, designated LBU, WLBU and WR, are analogs of the Lentivirus Lytic Peptide 1 (LLP1) amino acid sequence. The antimicrobial peptides are monomers or multimers of peptides referred to as the Lytic Base Unit (LBU) peptides, derived from the... Agent: Jesse A. Hirshman, Esq.

20090099534 - 3d fabrication of needle tip geometry and knife blade: The present invention provides a method for creating a beveled needle or a blade. The method employs a side wall surface of an angled post as a base to control beveled tip geometry. The invention provides needles, microneedle arrays, blades and microblade arrays with sufficient sharpness and toughness.... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20090099536 - Bidirectional phacoemulsification needle tips for torsional and longitudinal motion: Tips for phacoemulsification needles feature geometry that allows each tip to cut or emulsify bidirectionally when used torsionally, when used longitudinally or, in some cases, when used both torsionally or longitudinally.... Agent: Law Offices Of Jerry A. Schulman

20090099535 - Disposable needle for syringes and infusions and the manufacture thereof: A disposable needle for syringes and infusions includes a tubular needle body (1), one end of which consists of a pyramid needle tip (2), a conical needle tip (4) or the combination of a pyramid needle tip and a conical needle tip, a through-hole (3) communicating with the inner hole... Agent: Andrews Kurth LLP

20090099537 - Process for making microneedles, microneedle arrays, masters, and replication tools: A process for making a microneedle array master comprises: (a) providing a photoreactive composition, the photoreactive composition comprising: (1) at least one reactive species that is capable of undergoing an acid- or radical-initiated chemical reaction, and (2) at least one multiphoton photoinitiator system; and (b) imagewise exposing at least a... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20090099538 - Medical implantable site having a multi-layer puncture zone: An implantable device (1) for injecting fluid and/or for tapping fluid, the device having a housing (3) provided with a puncture zone (4) able to be transpierced by a hollow needle (5) for injecting fluid into and/or tapping fluid from a chamber (3A) provided inside the housing (3). The implantable... Agent: Bryan Cave Powell Goldstein

20090099539 - Potty training liners: Potty training liners are a comfortable, child sized, absorbent liner, with a concave center and an expandable, flexible bottom to allow rapid flowing urine collection and retention. The Liner has unique absorbent collapsible side walls with an unobstructed center containing superabsorbent for quick pooling of urine. The liner is adhered... Agent: Lori Periman

20090099540 - absorbent core for use in a disposable wearing article: An absorbent core for use in a disposable wearing article for absorbing of liquid body exudates in humans and preventing leakage from the article is provided. The absorption of the liquid body exudates is facilitated by use of two different super absorbent polymers having different absorption under load and capable... Agent: Schmeiser Olsen & Watts

20090099541 - Absorbent composites having improved fluid wicking and web integrity: An absorbent article includes an absorbent composite which comprises substantially water-insoluble, water-swellable, non-regenerated, carboxyalkyl cellulose fibers. The fibers have a surface having the appearance of the surface of a cellulose fiber and comprise a plurality of first intra-fiber multi-valent metal ion crosslinks and a plurality of second intra-fiber crosslinks selected... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc. Catherine E. Wolf

20090099542 - Nonwoven web material containing a crosslinked elastic component formed from a linear block copolymer: A nonwoven web material that contains an elastic component is provided. The elastic component contains a crosslinked network formed from a linear block copolymer having a monoalkenyl aromatic midblock positioned between conjugated diene endblocks (e.g., butadiene-styrene-butadiene (“B-S-B”) triblock copolymer). Prior to crosslinking, such linear block copolymers have a relatively low... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.

20090099543 - Hands-free medicine vial holder: As an Orthopedist I have found that if I have to hold both the vial and the syringe while I draw up medications it poses numerous problems. The first problem is that when I was aiming the needle towards the small vial in my hand, if my aim were to... Agent: Joseph I. Stein

20090099544 - Methods and systems for controlled deployment of needles in tissue: Needles are deployed in tissue under direct ultrasonic or other imaging. To aid in deploying the needle, a visual needle guide is projected on to the image prior to needle deployment. Once the needle guide is properly aligned, the needle can be deployed. After needle deployment, a safety boundary and... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090099545 - Self-contained portable apparatus for administration of a drug solution: A self-contained portable apparatus for administration of a drug solution is disclosed, comprising: a housing having an enclosure for receiving a flexible pouch containing a drug solution, the output of which is connectable to a conduit for delivering said drug solution to a recipient. A pressurization system is arranged for... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090099546 - Apparatuses and methods for medication administration: Apparatuses and methods for medication administration via a body cavity. In one aspect, a medication administration device includes: a tip portion having a plurality of holes and a balloon defining a balloon cavity. When the balloon is deflated the tip portion can be inserted into a body cavity, such as... Agent: Ivy Y. Mei

20090099547 - Transfer system for forming a drug solution from a lyophilized drug: A transfer system (100, 100′, 100″) adapted to allow first contents of a first container (20) and second contents of a second container (30) to mix to form a material. The mixed material is retrieved to a syringe (40). The transfer system (100, 100′, 100″) comprises first (17) and second... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department

20090099548 - Device for regenerating adipose tissue and method for utilizing thereof: A device and method for regenerating adipose tissue has developed comprising: a washing container filled with an sterile solution for washing the adipose tissues; a syringe container holding syringes for washing and separating adipose tissues; injecting the wash solution and mixing the Bio-Gel, respectively; a second syringe container containing Bio-Gel... Agent: Gwips Peter T. Kwon

20090099549 - Sheath: A sheath shaped and dimensioned for reducing trauma and easing insertion thereof includes an inner sheath member shaped and dimensioned to fit around a guidewire in a manner permitting relative movement, the inner sheath member including an inner sheath tip having a primary bevel and a circumferential conical surface. The... Agent: Welsh & Flaxman LLC

20090099550 - Rapid exchange catheter with depressable channel: A rapid exchange catheter extends from a proximal portion which remains outside of a patient's body during use to a distal portion which, during use, is located within a body lumen adjacent to a target area to be treated, wherein the proximal and distal portions are coupled by a medial... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP

20090099551 - Sensors and control for an interventional catheter: This invention provides small position sensors for applications where localized sensing in a small volume of space is needed but where measurement of large relative displacement is also necessary. The invention enables a surgeon to accurately position the tip of a catheter during minimally invasive therapy. The current invention further... Agent: Lumen Patent Firm

20090099552 - Drug delivery route-based connector system and method: A route-based connector for interconnecting a first drug delivery component with a second drug delivery component having a mating route-based connector. The connector has a geometrically-coded shape corresponding to a drug delivery route. A set of route-based connectors may be provided with plural geometrically-coded shapes that are each assigned to... Agent: Walter W. Duft Law Offices Of Walter W. Duft

20090099553 - Device for the controlled release of a substance and method of releasing a substance: This invention provides a device for the controlled release of a substance and a method of controllably releasing a substance from a compartment. The device comprises a plurality of compartments in a substrate, each compartment being closed by at least one release mechanism, wherein the release... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

  
04/09/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications

20090093746 - Application or cleaning stick, consisting of at least one tubular body designed to contain at least one liquid: The invention concerns an application or cleaning stick including at least one tubular body, capable of containing at least one liquid to flow through one first open end. The tubular body is closed at the second end, having a cleavable zone proximate the latter on which it includes an applicator... Agent: Egbert Law Offices

20090093747 - Blood filtering device: Blood filtering device (1), comprising: * a filter body (3; 103), having an inlet port (4; 104) for blood to be filtered; * a delivery flexible hose (5; 105) of the blood to be filtered, apt to be connected to said inlet port (4; 104) and to further ducts linked... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090093748 - Loop-tip catheter: A hemodialysis catheter, including an elongate body with an outer wall enclosing an arterial lumen and a venous lumen, and a method of making same. A loop extends from a distal end of the body and defines an enclosed opening. An arterial inlet in fluid communication with the arterial lumen,... Agent: Rutan & Tucker, LLP.

20090093749 - Apparatus and method for skin treatment: A device for treatment of skin tissue includes RF electrodes for applying RF energy to the skin and a dispensing unit for dispensing a depilatory substance onto the skin. The device may include a housing, an RF electrode assembly including RF electrodes for applying RF energy to the skin, one... Agent: Daniel J Swirsky

20090093750 - Probe tip and infusion sleeve for use with ophthalmological surgery: A phacoemulsification probe includes a first portion for interconnecting the probe with a phacoemulsification machine. A probe tip has a first end connected with the first portion and a second end curved up to a predetermined angle. The probe tip defines a channel therein for aspirating material through the probe... Agent: Howison & Arnott, L.l.p

20090093751 - Intravascular nano-bubbling oxygenator: The present invention provides a intravascular nano-bubbling oxygenator comprises a catheter, capable of being inserted into a blood vessel to transport normal pressure to hyperbaric gas, comprising: a tube wall with one or two lumens, and an opening end wherein said tube wall partially comprises a plurality of pores; a... Agent: John Chen

20090093752 - Seal anchor for use in surgical procedures: A surgical apparatus for positioning within a tissue tract accessing an underlying body cavity includes a seal anchor member comprising a compressible material and being adapted to transition between a first expanded condition to facilitate securing of the seal anchor member within the tissue tract and in substantial sealed relation... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20090093753 - Medical gas humidification system: An apparatus and method for on-the-go humidifying an insufflation gas through water vapor transfer from a liquid to the insufflation gas through a barrier separating the gas from the liquid to enable the gas in a normally trauma inducing state to be brought to a conditioned state. If the gas... Agent: Jacobson & Johnson

20090093754 - Device for treatment of venous congestion: A device for treatment of venous congestion provides for subcutaneous introduction of anticoagulant through an incision positioned within a collection shell for withdrawal of an effused material. A widened delivery tip provides dispersal of the anticoagulant and may be agitated to disrupt clot formation.... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP

20090093755 - Crossed-linked hyaluronic acid and collagen and uses thereof: The present invention discloses a cross-linked hyaluronic acid/collagen formulation which has improved composition for dermal filling and higher persistence than cross-linked collagen or HA alone. Also disclosed are methods for preparing cross-linked hyaluronic acid/collagen formulations and using such for augmenting soft tissues in mammals.... Agent: Allergan, Inc.

20090093756 - Programming and bolus monitoring device for an implantable drug pump: A programming device for an implantable drug pump includes a display device, a communication device, and a controller. The communication device is adapted to facilitate a communication link between the programming device and an implantable drug pump. The controller adapted to receive bolus data stored on the implantable drug pump... Agent: Henricks Slavin And Holmes, LLP Advanced Bionics Corporation

20090093757 - Mixing/administration syringe devices, protective packaging and methods of protecting syringe handlers: A syringe device having a syringe barrel and a syringe piston having a container housing. At least a portion of the container housing is insertable within an internal chamber of the syringe barrel. A fluid passageway extends from the container housing through a piston stem. A method of protecting a... Agent: Wells St. John P.s.

20090093758 - Fibroid treatment apparatus and method: Apparatus is provided, including a tube that is passed into a patient's vagina and to penetrate vaginal tissue until a distal tip of the tube is outside of a uterine artery of the patient, but in a vicinity of a portion of the uterine artery that supplies a uterine fibroid.... Agent: Abelman, Frayne & Schwab

20090093759 - Controlled retraction syringe and plunger therefor: A retractable syringe (11) and plunger (20) therefore are provided, whereby the plunger comprises a controlling means (62) which facilitates control of the rate of retraction of the retractable needle. By controlling the rate of needle retraction, the likelihood of blood spattering is reduced, thereby improving the user-friendliness and appeal... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP - Patent Group

20090093760 - Syringe with removable needle: A medical syringe has a needle shoot back mechanism which can be triggered to shoot the used needle back into the safety of the syringe body and is of a special design to allow the needle to be replaced without affecting the efficiency of the shoot back mechanism. A rotatable... Agent: Martin P Hoffman Hoffman, Wasson & Gitler

20090093761 - Medical-procedure assistance device and method with improved optical contrast, and new practitioner-safety, device-fixation, electrode and magnetic treatment and lumen-dilation capabilities: Many medical procedures, such as needle-sticking, could benefit from an assistive device that improves the optical contrast of externally targeted features and lumens of interest residing in and underneath the skin and/or exposed organ tissues. The inventive inexpensive device and method are useable on such externally targeted features and lumens... Agent: David W.collins Intellectual Property Law

20090093762 - Automated needle pen drug delivery system: A drug delivery system utilizes a hand piece adapted to receive a probe. The hand piece may be made of a first segment and a second segment connected to one another by a swivel joint to accommodate a user's position and preference for switches provided thereon. Alternatively, the switches may... Agent: Fellers Snider Blankenship Bailey & Tippens

20090093763 - Fluid delivery and measurement systems and methods: Fluid delivery and measurement systems and methods are disclosed.... Agent: Morse, Barnes-brown & Pendleton, P.C. Attn:IPManager

20090093764 - Catheter device: The catheter device comprises a motor located at the proximal end of the catheter device and a drive shaft, extending from the proximal end section to the distal end section of the catheter device, for driving a rotating element located at the distal end of the catheter device. The catheter... Agent: Moore & Van Allen PLLC

20090093765 - Enhanced stability implantable medical device: An implantable medical device is provided which has a housing of an elongate form to minimize a size of an incision required for implantation. A stabilizing element is associated with the elongated form housing for the medical device. The stabilizing element transitions from a low profile initial form to a... Agent: Bradley P. Heisler Heisler & Associates

20090093766 - 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

20090093767 - Devices and methods for endolumenal therapy: The present invention is directed generically to a means for altering the ability of the mammalian body to absorb nutritive content from ingested foodstuffs, and more specifically to an apparatus and method of use for an endolumenal sleeve (referred to also as an “intragastrointestinal device” or “gastrointestinal device”) positioned in... Agent: Brian Kelleher

20090093768 - Method of implanting a fluid injection port: A method for implanting an injection port within a patient. The method involves providing a port having a housing with a closed distal end, a open proximal end, a fluid reservoir therebetween, a needle penetrable septum attached to the housing about the opening, and at least one attachment mechanism mounted... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090093770 - Low profile retention system: Medical devices for retaining an end of a medical tube. Each of the devices of the present invention comprises a base and at least one tab having a portion that is moveable within the base. The base comprises an upper surface, a lower surface, at least one side cavity for... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090093769 - Universal catheter securement device: A universal securing device for holding catheters of various shapes and sizes and the like in place includes a base and cover. The cover may be connected to the base by a hinge which allows the cover to be lifted open or pushed down into a closed position, over a... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090093771 - Single-handedly actuatable shield: A needle shield is provided for a medical device having a needle cannula. The needle shield includes a guard that is slidably movable along the needle cannula from a proximal position where the tip of the needle cannula is exposed to a distal position where the tip of the needle... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20090093772 - Drug delivery device with electrically controlled volume changing means: The present invention provides a drug delivery device comprising a drug reservoir chamber (15) containing a substance (16) to be delivered in fluid connection with a drug administration means (17) and (18), and a hydraulic control chamber (9) containing an electrically controlled, non-gassing, volume changing means (13), a coupling means... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090093773 - Unit-matching assisting tool for quantitative injection of medicine and method for adjusting injection rate of medicine: The axial member is moved in the direction opposite to the main body (backward direction) by turning right the gripping member of the insulin injector. Next, the axial member is fitted in the recessed portions formed in the support structures of the unit-matching assisting tool for quantitative injection of medicine,... Agent: Jordan And Hamburg LLP

20090093774 - Ambulatory pump with intelligent flow control: The present invention includes an ambulatory medical fluid delivery system, which may comprise a fluid flow path for communicating between a source and a patient. The system may also comprise a reusable controller, which may be operable to control fluid flow in the path and include a module interface station,... Agent: Baxter Healthcare Corporation

20090093776 - 3d solid or hollow silicon microneedle and microknife with \"-\" shape structure: The present invention discloses a linear-edged 3D solid or hollow microneedle or microknife. A tip edge of the microneedle or microknife is a linear edge parallel to a group of (111) oriented facets of monocrystalline silicon. The linear edge extends along a straight or curved line and has a narrow... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz, LLP

20090093775 - Microstructures: A microstructure array includes at least one microneedle and at least one ancillary microstructure on or adjacent to the microneedle configured to modulate the function of the microneedle.... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

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20090093778 - Device for active treatment and regeneration of tissues such as wounds: Hydrostatic pressure of aqueous solutions—supplied from reservoir under rate control through tube to port of airtightly applied open pore dressing pad—is eliminated by levelling reservoir placed on rest with pad. Dressing pad may overlie a tissue culturing scaffold. A drip chamber with angulated channel permits drops to fall freely and... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group

20090093779 - Primary dressing: The invention relates to a liquid-permeable primary dressing in the form of a supple thermoplastic section of material (1.4), comprising: a first smooth surface (4); a second surface (5) facing away from the smooth surface (4); and a plurality of three-dimensional perforations, whose walls extend from the first smooth surface... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20090093780 - Intraocular iontophoretic device and associated methods: The present invention includes methods and devices for non-invasively delivering an active agent to the eye of a subject. In one aspect, for example, a device for delivering an active agent to an eye of a subject may include an ocular lens-shaped housing configured to contact a surface of the... Agent: Thorpe North & Western, LLP.

20090093781 - Mems flow module with filtration and pressure regulation capabilities: Various embodiments of MEMS flow modules that both filter and regulate pressure are disclosed. One such MEMS flow module (58) has a tuning element (78) and a lower plate (70). A plurality of springs or spring-like structures (82) interconnect the tuning element (78) with the lower plate (70) in a... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20090093782 - Mask to compress face: An inflatable mask to distribute pressure evenly and seamlessly across the face for the purpose of reducing edema, wrinkling and aging.... Agent: Attila Mady

20090093783 - Use of vacuum suction in conjunction with diapers.: The application of vacuum suction to a standard diaper in order to evacuate sufficient urine and provide sufficient air movement to dry excrement sufficiently to prevent skin breakdown and permit extension of the diaper's service cycle.... Agent: Attila Mady

20090093784 - Anal patch: An anal patch comprising an absorbent pad (3) in a shape with two substantially parallel flat surfaces and a contact surface perpendicular to the flat surfaces, the area of the contact surface being smaller than each of the two parallel flat surfaces, an adhesive part, comprising an adhesive coated backing... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20090093785 - Environmental detector: An environmental sensor device for detecting environmental conditions within a pharmaceutical product package is described. The sensor device is a stand alone device that includes: a housing defining the outer dimensions of the sensor device, a humidity sensor, a temperature sensor, a control circuit, a memory circuit, a power source... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090093786 - Method for detecting the occlusion of a tubing for a device for administering physiological liquids: The invention relates to a self-parameterizable method for detecting occlusion and pulling out of a tubing for ad-ministering, by enteral route, physiological liquids and to a device for carrying out said method. The inventive device comprises, in essence: a pump (1); an administering tubing (2, 3); a tri-route tubular structure... Agent: Jerome D. Jackson (jackson Patent Law Office)

20090093787 - Ergonomic syringe: The present embodiments relate to devices and methods for injection. More specifically, the devices and methods provide an ergonomic aspect. In some embodiments, the devices and methods are especially useful in the administration of low volumes of dermal fillers to a subject.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090093789 - Method of delivering a rate and temperature - dependent substance into the eye: A method of injecting a mixture into an eye includes: providing the mixture in a dispensing chamber with an air gap located between the mixture and an interior surface of a dispensing chamber housing, when the mixture and dispensing chamber housing are near room temperature; bringing the dispensing chamber housing... Agent: Alcon

20090093790 - Method of fluid delivery and catheters for use with same: A pain management system for the infusion of drug to a wound site includes a pump connected to medical tubing which is connected to an improved infusion catheter for providing uniform delivery of fluid throughout an anatomical region. The infusion catheter is inserted into the body of a patient at... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090093788 - Thermal coefficient driven drug pellet size for ophthalmic injection: A method of injecting a mixture into an eye includes: providing the mixture in a dispensing chamber with an air gap located between the mixture and an interior surface of a dispensing chamber housing, when the mixture and dispensing chamber housing are near room temperature; bringing the dispensing chamber housing... Agent: Alcon

20090093791 - Devices and methods for treating chronic total occlusion: Catheterization systems and methods for treatment of a condition within a blood vessel are provided that include the use of a catheter, a balloon immediately adjacent to the distal end of the catheter, an inflation device for expanding the balloon, and an occlusion-penetrating device for gaining access through an occlusion.... Agent: Kolisch Hartwell, P.C.

20090093792 - External drug pump: Apparatus is described for administering a substance to a subject. A vial contains the substance and a stopper is disposed within the vial and is slidably coupled to the vial. A first threaded element is (a) rotatable with respect to the vial and (b) substantially immobile proximally with respect to... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20090093793 - External drug pump: Apparatus is described for administering a substance to a subject. A vial contains the substance, an inner surface of the vial being shaped to define a protrusion therefrom. A stopper within the vial is slidably coupled to the vial. A first threaded element is (a) rotatable and (b) substantially immobile... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20090093794 - Bolus tube assembly: A tube assembly includes a head component that may be weighted. The tube assembly is formed by welding a head tube to a main tube using a die heated by radiofrequency energy. A head lumen in fluid communication with the main tube and seal between the head lumen and a... Agent: Tyco Healthcare - Edward S. Jarmolowicz

20090093795 - Peritoneal catheter: A catheter having a first portion having a seal extending from the outer surface thereof and a first hollow-bore diameter, a second portion in fluid communication with the first portion via a venturi, the second portion having a second hollow-bore diameter, and the first hollow-bore diameter is no greater than... Agent: David Koeper

20090093796 - Catheter device: The catheter device comprises a drive shaft connected to a motor, and a rotor mounted on the drive shaft at the distal end section. The rotor has a frame structure which is formed by a screw-like boundary frame and rotor struts extending radially inwards from the boundary frame. The rotor... Agent: Moore & Van Allen PLLC

20090093797 - Two way accumulatorprogrammable valve pump: An improved implantable valve accumulator pump for the delivery of medication is disclosed. The implantable pump comprises a pressurized drug reservoir. The medication metering assembly comprises a fixed volume accumulator positioned between a pair of valves. The valves alternately open and close to admit medication from the reservoir into the... Agent: Nields, Lemack & Frame, LLC

  
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20090088680 - Optical tissue interface method and apparatus for stimulating cells: In one example, a system electrically stimulates target cells of a living animal using an elongated structure, a modulation circuit and a light pathway such as provided by an optical fiber arrangement. The elongated structure is for insertion into a narrow passageway in the animal such that an end of... Agent: Crawford Maunu PLLC

20090088681 - Device and method for the treatment of intra-abdominal disease: An apparatus, such as a medical device, includes an elongate member having a proximal end portion and a distal end portion. The elongate member defines a lumen extending from the proximal end portion to the distal end portion. The distal end portion of the elongate member is configured to be... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group

20090088682 - Wearable infusion device: A wearable infusion device comprises a component that causes a piston to move an incremental distance to cause the device to dispense a dose of medicament from a reservoir.... Agent: Graybeal Jackson Haley LLP John M. Janeway

20090088683 - Adaptive algorithm for access disconnect detection: An extracorporeal therapy machine removes blood from a patient in order to treat the blood and then return the blood to the patient. If the removal needle or the return needle is dislodged and blood is not returned, the patient may suffer a great blood loss. A new technique for... Agent: Baxter Healthcare Corporation

20090088684 - Freezer bag: A breast milk freezer bag for receiving and conserving breast milk. The freezer bag includes a filling opening which has a collar which extends over the upper edge of the breast milk freezer bag and which is used to secure the breast milk freezer bag to a breast pump. At... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20090088720 - Systems and methods for harvesting, storing, and implanting hair grafts: A system and method for harvesting, storing, and implanting biological units, in particular hair follicular units (FUs). The system is particularly useful to facilitate hair transplant procedures. FUs are harvested from a body surface, either attached to a patient or in a strip of removed tissue, and shuttled into a... Agent: Restoration Robotics, Inc.

20090088721 - Enhanced retinal delivery of a nucleic acid through iontophoresis: The present invention provides a device and a method for the enhanced retinal delivery of nucleic acid therapeutics utilizing iontophoresis to evoke a transient elongation of the Müller Cells of a mammalian eye. The enhanced retinal deposition can be achieved by either a topical application, subconjunctival, or an intravitreal injection... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20090088722 - Straight insertion safety infusion set: An infusion set assembly comprising a cannula housing having a base surface and a septum housing adapted to be pivotally attached to the cannula housing for movement between a position where an axis thereof is substantially perpendicular to the base surface and a position where the axis is substantially parallel... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090088723 - Apparatus and methods for treating pseudoaneurysms: Apparatus and methods are provided for treating pseudoaneurysms using freeze-dried hydrogel particles that expand and/or absorb fluid within a pseudoaneurysm. An apparatus includes an elongate tubular member including a proximal end, a distal end sized for introduction through tissue into a pseudoaneurysm or other body cavity, and a lumen communicating... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP

20090088724 - Multiple stage fluid delivery device and method of use: Multiple stage fluid delivery devices are provided for dispensing a first fluid at a first flow rate and thereafter dispensing a second fluid at a second flow rate which is substantially lower than the first flow rate. The device may be used to inject a fluid into a catheter to... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20090088725 - Accessory sleeve for a medical device: The present invention provides a medical system including a protective sleeve for a medical device having a distal end positionable in a blood vessel, the protective sleeve including a body defining a passage therethrough and a vent in fluid communication with the passage, where at least a portion of the... Agent: Christopher & Weisberg, P.A.

20090088726 - Symbiotic biological systems as platforms for sensing, production, and intervention: Provided are systems and/or methods that facilitate sensing, detecting, or treatment of a condition or need of a living body using a genetically engineered symbiotic agent.... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP

20090088727 - Catheter: A catheter comprises a tubular body portion (11) including an elongate portion (13) made of a transparent material, and at least one substantially linear contrast-radiography portion (14a, 14b) made of an X-ray opaque material and extending in the longitudinal direction of the elongate portion. The body portion (11) is hollow... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20090088728 - Malleable sleeve for balloon catheter and endoscopic surgical method: The present invention is directed towards a malleable sleeve used in conjunction with a multi-lumen catheter with an expandable device, such as a balloon, incorporated into its surface. The malleable sleeve allows the catheter to be pre-formed into a shape that corresponds with the shape of the nasal passageway. The... Agent: Carstens & Cahoon, LLP

20090088730 - Catheter for reduced reflux in targeted tissue delivery of a therapeutic agent: A therapeutic agent delivery system that includes a catheter having a proximal end and an opposite distal end. The catheter has a body with a lumen defined therein. The body of the catheter includes a non-bulbous region having a substantially uniform outer diameter and a bulbous region made from an... Agent: Cheryl F. Cohen, LLC

20090088731 - Infusion device menu structure and method of using the same: A portable infusion system that is programmable by an individual for delivering fluid from a reservoir into a user includes a drive mechanism, an input device, a processor, and a display. The drive mechanism forces the fluid out of the reservoir, and the input device accepts one or more inputs.... Agent: Medtronic Minimed Inc.

20090088732 - Rapid refill programming for implantable drug pump: A programming device for an implantable drug pump includes a display device, a communication device, and a controller. The communication device is adapted to facilitate a communication link between the programming device and an implantable drug pump. The controller is adapted to receive identification information for the implantable drug pump... Agent: Henricks Slavin And Holmes, LLP Advanced Bionics Corporation

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