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05/28/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090137939 - Device for treating blood in an extracorporeal circuit: A device for treating blood in an extracorporeal circuit comprising a venous blood reservoir having an inlet and an outlet, a heat exchanger having an inlet and an outlet, a pump having an inlet and an outlet, an oxygenation apparatus having an inlet and an outlet, and an arterial blood... Agent: Popovich, Wiles & O'connell, PA 650 Third Avenue South

20090137940 - Diaphragm pump and related systems and methods: In some arrangements, a pump for moving a fluid has one or more pump chambers and one or more flow control valves with diaphragm actuation regions. Motive fluid can activate the diaphragm actuation regions, and a pattern of fluid flow can be controlled by varying the pressure levels of the... Agent: Stoel Rives LLP - Slc

20090137941 - Method and apparatus for acoustically enhanced removal of bubbles from a fluid: A vessel for removing bubbles from a fluid is provided. The vessel includes a fluid inlet port for receiving the fluid, and a bubble outlet port for removing bubbles in the fluid from the vessel. An ultrasonic transducer is mounted in the vessel and transmits an ultrasonic beam through the... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090137942 - Device for implantation of retrograde ventriculo-sinus shunt: A shunt system for implantation of retrograde ventriculo-sinus shunts to establish a water tight connection that drains excess cerebrospinal fluid from hydrocephalic brain ventricles and delivers it, against the direction of blood flow, in a dural sinus comprising a valveless shunting catheter and a styforator. Retrograde ventriculo-sinus shunts mimic natural... Agent: Ismail Lotfy Ei Shafei

20090137943 - System for surgical insufflation and gas recirculation: A system for insufflation and recirculation of insufflation fluid in a surgical procedure. The system includes a control unit having a fluid pump, a supply conduit, a return fluid conduit and a pressure-controlled valve. The fluid pump is adapted and configured to circulate insufflation fluid through the system. The supply... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090137944 - Medical system and catheter connector apparatus: A medical system for connecting a multiple lumen medical catheter to associated medical instrumentation includes a connector member defining a longitudinal axis and having a first end for releasable coupling to the medical catheter and a second end for coupling to medical instrumentation. A mounting segment is adjacent the first... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp D/b/a Covidien

20090137945 - Electro collagen induction therapy device: A device for creating a plurality of small wounds in a patient's skin and introducing topically-applied substances therein is disclosed. The device comprises a rigid plate that has a top side, a bottom side, and at least one peripheral edge that connects the top and bottom sides. The device further... Agent: Quickpatents, Inc.

20090137946 - Syringe for biomaterial: d

20090137947 - System and method of wireless physiological signal integration: A system of a wireless physiological signal integration is provided. The system includes a wireless transmission sensor chip and a drug delivering system, wherein the wireless transmission sensor chip includes a sensor sensing a physiological signal of a patient, a signal conversion module converting the physiological signal into a converted... Agent: Haverstock & Owens LLP

20090137948 - Needle-free injection device with auto-disable: Needle-free injection devices having a body, an actuation system, and a delivery system including a drive assembly and configured to receive a nozzle assembly. In some embodiments, the drive assembly includes a spring and a support member configured to restrict movement of the spring in a direction non-parallel to a... Agent: Kolisch Hartwell, P.C.

20090137949 - Needle-free injection device with nozzle auto-disable: A nozzle assembly for a needle-free injection device. The nozzle assembly includes a nozzle body including an injectate chamber and one or more outlet orifices and a plunger configured to move through the injectate chamber toward the one or more outlet orifices. In some embodiments, the plunger includes a first... Agent: Kolisch Hartwell, P.C.

20090137950 - Disposable ampoule for an aerosol generating device: Disposable ampoule for use in an aerosol generating device, comprising: a medicament container that contains a medicament and is formed of a container body (10) and a container bottom (11), and a predetermined break point (12) that at least partly surrounds the container bottom, characterised by a collar (15) that... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20090137951 - Device for administering several liquid medicines to a patient: This device comprises a tube (22) containing several substantially parallel channels extending along the entire length of tube of which one end, referred to as distal, is connected with a connection element to the patient, thereby forming a mixing chamber for the various liquids, and of which the other end,... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090137952 - Robotic instrument systems and methods utilizing optical fiber sensor: Robotic medical instrument systems and associated methods utilizing an optical fiber sensors such as Bragg sensor optical fibers. In one configuration, an optical fiber is coupled to an elongate instrument body and includes a fiber core having one or more Bragg gratings. A controller is configured to initiate various actions... Agent: David T. Burse VistaIPLaw Group LLP

20090137953 - Deflectable catheter steering and locking system: A deflectable catheter includes a catheter shaft having a deflectable distal tip. A support member is coupled around a proximal portion of the catheter shaft, and the support member includes a first brake portion extending along at least a portion of the support member. A handle is coupled around the... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg, Woessner & Kluth, P.A.

20090137954 - Multilayer interventional catheter: The catheter comprises a catheter tube formed of two superposed tubular layers of materials which differ from one another. A tubular mediator layer is arranged between the layers to provide an adhesive anchorage for the layers.... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20090137955 - Medical liquid infusion apparatus: An object is to provide a medical liquid infusion apparatus suitable for a portable use and capable of suppressing an abrupt change in flow rate even when the environmental temperature rises. A medical liquid infusion apparatus 1 is provided with a driving portion 2 and configured to infuse a medical... Agent: Casella & Hespos

20090137956 - Emergency medication pump injection system: An emergency multi-medication pump injection system is designed for use in rapidly and automatically calculating and administering multiple medications in an emergency setting. The system includes a compact, portable housing comprising a plurality of medication ports, each port configured to receive a corresponding ampoule containing a corresponding medication. The system... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20090137957 - Homeostatic insulin pump: A permanently implanted insulin pump or combined insulin and glucagon pumps, controlled by a valve that expands and contracts due to osmosis as a result of changes in the blood sugar level. The valve is constructed from tissues harvested or grown from the patient's body tissues to prevent rejection, infection... Agent: Mr. R. J. Wagener

20090137958 - Catheter introducer with needle shield: A needle assembly with a needle shield is disclosed. The shield includes a lumen slidable on the needle, a holder and a needle blocking object which moves at least partially into the lumen in order to block distal movement of the needle. A spring biases the blocking object towards the... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC

20090137959 - Paracentesis device having multiple detachable components: The invention described herein relates to an improved device for paracentesis procedures, such as thoracentesis. The device comprises a cannula assembly, a reinsertible valve assembly, and catheter assembly, wherein the cannula assembly is removably attached to the valve assembly, and the valve assembly is removably attached to the catheter assembly.... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090137960 - Access device for medical purposes, method for the production thereof and an access system including such an access device: An access device (2) for external connection of an external circuit or a fluid source to a patient for medical purposes, including mouths (7) of access channels (8) with connections that are connectable to the patient and being surrounded by a connecting surface (6), and a guide with holding elements... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090137961 - Securement system for a medical article: A medical article, such as a catheter, is secured to a patient with a support structure and a plurality of attachment/receiving surfaces that permit the catheter to be reoriented in multiple positions relative to the support structure including rotating the catheter about a longitudinal axis. The support structure may be... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090137962 - Securement system employing polymeric gel: A gel pad for use with a retainer for securing a medical article. The gel pad is formed from a soft, tacky elastomer. A first surface of the gel pad is placed in contact with a patient's skin. A second surface that faces in an opposite direction away from the... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090137963 - Medical device having a retractable needle: A medical device having a main body, an actuator and a needle, the needle able to be retracted into the main body, the main body having a chamber which is under reduced pressure or can be placed under reduced pressure, the needle attached or attachable to a retraction member movable... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090137964 - Injection device with visual end-of-content indication: An injection device (1) with an End-of-Content mechanism. The End-of-Content mechanism comprises a track (91) and a track follower each coupled directly or indirectly to the housing and the dose setting member (20) . When setting a dose, the housing and the dose setting member is rotated relatively to each... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department

20090137965 - Apparatus for operating syringe piston: An apparatus for operating a syringe piston is developed, which is comprised of: a syringe mounting section for fixedly holding a syringe, a thread hole formed at an upper head part of the syringe mounting section, and a piston press unit having a threaded rod, which is inserted into the... Agent: Gwips Peter T. Kwon

20090137966 - Syringe: A syringe is provided, comprising a syringe body, a plunger rod, which is guided in the syringe body in a longitudinally displaceable manner, and a grip area which includes a finger portion formed on the syringe body and a thumb portion formed at the rear end of the plunger rod,... Agent: Patterson, Thuente, Skaar & Christensen, P.A.

20090137967 - Product delivery device with rapid piston rod setting: A substance delivery device including a casing formed by a first casing portion for a substance reservoir including a piston, a piston rod movable in an advancing direction to move the piston toward an outlet of the reservoir to deliver the substance, a dosing element which performs a dosing movement... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department

20090137968 - Apparatus for controlled blood regurgitation through tricuspid valve: A device for reducing the pulmonary pressure by forcing controllable tricuspid valve regurgitation, using a catheter assembly (10), comprising, a catheter tube (12) having a proximal end and a distal end, the distal end fitted with a navigation balloon (18) inflatable through an inflation lumen. The catheter assembly further comprises... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20090137969 - Apparatus and method for sterilizing a tubular medical line port: A device for sterilizing a tubular medical line IV port. The device includes a cap having an open tubular cavity on a distal end which is dimensioned to receive the medical line port therein. A handle is provided on the proximal end of the device for grasping and manipulating the... Agent: Floyd B. Carothers Carothers And Carothers

20090137970 - Uterine manipulators: Universal laparoscopic uterine manipulators/dilators with variable intra-uterine length to match the length of the uterus in order to avoid any risk of perforation and to provide excellent pelvic exposure irrespective of uterine size, shape and position. Moreover, semirigid/semi-flexible dilators are less likely to form false passages in the cervix and... Agent: Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen & Pokotilow, Ltd.

20090137971 - Phacoemulsification needle tips for torsional motion: Phacoemulsification needle tips are provided with emulsifying surfaces enhancing their capacity to emulsify eye tissue when used with phaco handpieces that vibrate such needles torsionally. In one version, prongs are formed on the tip proximate the tip mouth and are bent to be positioned to provide additional emulsifying surfaces in... Agent: Law Offices Of Jerry A. Schulman

20090137972 - Container with liquid squeeze nozzle: A container (1) with a liquid-squeezing nozzle has a main body (2) having an opening (21) and collecting liquid (L), a nozzle (3) mounted on the opening (21), and a cap (4) covering the nozzle (3) and being mounted on main body (2) removable. The nozzle (3) has a storage... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP

20090137973 - System for treating a wound with suction and method of detecting loss of suction: A system for applying suction to a wound uses a reference airflow for monitoring system operation. A reference airflow (or “controlled leak”) to the suction source is provided when the system is in operation, such that deviation from the reference airflow can be monitored as an indication of a change... Agent: Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen & Pokotilow, Ltd.

20090137974 - Device for collection of animal semen adaptable to an artificial vagina: The device (1) for collection of animal semen comprises a rigid (2) which is adaptable to an artificial vagina (V), and to which filtration means (3) and a collection receptacle (4) are fixed, the filtration means (3) being positioned inside the collection receptacle (4). The filtration means form a filtration... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090137975 - Absorbent article: An absorbent article 1 including a blood separating member 4 capable of separating blood into blood cells and plasma. The blood separating member 4 preferably has pores with a diameter of 6 μm or smaller in a proportion of 20% to 90% in a pore size distribution measured in accordance... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090137976 - Absorbent article and surface sheet thereof: [Means for Solution] In an absorbent article 1 containing an absorbent member 4 intervening between a liquid-permeable surface sheet 3 and a backside sheet 2, the surface sheet 3 is a multilayer sheet containing at least a nonwoven fabric layer 3A constituting a skin contact surface layer and a plastic... Agent: Jordan And Hamburg LLP

20090137977 - Absorbent article and method of producing the same: e

20090137978 - Purge bag for an iv line and methods of addressing the causes of the growth in resistant bacterial infections in hospitals: The invention relates to systems and methods for collecting the content of IV lines that otherwise would be spilt in a hospital environment. In one general aspect the system includes an intravenous tubing system to prevent spillage of fluids. The IV tubing system includes intravenous tubing and a purge bag.... Agent: William D. Hare

20090137979 - Medication reservoir: A method and apparatus for a connection interface between a reservoir or syringe, infusion set tubing, and an infusion pump is provided. A base is provided which is adapted to receive a reservoir. The base has a base engagement member, such as a detent, projecting therefrom. A cap is provided... Agent: Medtronic Minimed Inc.

20090137980 - Method and apparatus for multi-input stepwise infusion prescription: A drug infusion system includes a drug delivery module which delivers a drug in each of a series of sequential time slots over a period of time. The drug delivery module is controlled by a controller which is configured to cause the drug delivery module to deliver said drug in... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20090137982 - Guiding catheter with resiliently compressible occluder: A guiding catheter for providing proximal occlusion while intubating a branch vessel lumen in a patient. The catheter comprises an elongate hollow shaft having open proximal and distal ends and a resiliently compressible occluder fixed about the shaft adjacent the distal end, the occluder having a relaxed shape that tapers... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department

20090137981 - Methods of treating a blood vessel: Described herein are methods for treating a blood vessel. In an embodiment, the method of treating a blood vessel comprises providing at least one manipulable tool in a blood vessel, depositing a non-solid polymerizable material into a deposition area of the vessel, wherein the polymerizable liquid hardens over time upon... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090137983 - Implant delivery device and methods thereof for treatment of ocular disorders: Implants and methods for treating ocular disorders are described. One method involves providing an elongated delivery device and an implant mounted at a distal end of the delivery device. An incision is formed in eye tissue and the implant is inserted the through the incision using the delivery device. The... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090137984 - Tissue retractors: Methods and devices are provided for performing surgical procedures using tissue retractors. In general, the methods and devices allow a surgeon to use a retractor to capture a large or small amount of tissue in the retractor and to move the retractor to relocate tissue to one or more convenient... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery/nutter, Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20090137986 - Catheter movement control device: The present invention relates to a device for controlling movement of a catheter that is at least partially disposed therein a urinary catheter pouch. More particularly, the device relates to a catheter movement control device for use with a urinary catheter pouch which allows a user to selectively remove at... Agent: Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP

20090137985 - Male telescope catheter: The present invention relates to a catheter, especially an expandable catheter with a transition between the individual sections allowing insertion of the transition into urethra. In particular the present invention relates to a catheter which is operable between a collapsed configuration for storage and transportation and an expanded configuration for... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20090137987 - Method and apparatus for multi-input stepwise infusion prescription: A drug infusion device includes a drug delivery module which delivers a drug in each of a series of sequential time slots over a period of time. The drug delivery module is controlled by a controller which is configured to cause the drug delivery module to deliver said drug in... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

05/21/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090131847 - System and device for medically treating an individual: A system for medically treating/vaccinating an individual comprising a first syringe, containing an anticoagulant material therein, for drawing a sample of blood from the individual. A centrifuge means for centrifuging the sample of blood contained within the first syringe to obtain a buffy coat. A second syringe comprising a second... Agent: James Ray & Associates

20090131848 - Method for implanting a transcorneal implant through a paracentesis t-incision, and transcorneal implant so implanted: A method for implanting a transcorneal implant having a cap, a foot, and a body connecting the cap and the foot, the body having a lesser circumference than either the cap or the foot, the method including the operations: creating a first corneal incision to create a tunnel, such that... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20090131851 - Filter assembly with microfabricated filter element: 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

20090131849 - Heart regurgitation method and apparatus: A regurgitation implant may comprise a conduit or straw which may be coupled to a shaft. The shaft may be coupled to at least one anchor portion configured to couple the regurgitation implant to native coronary tissue. At least a portion of the conduit may be configured to be disposed... Agent: Grossman, Tucker, Perreault & Pfleger, PLLC

20090131850 - Method and apparatus for removing harmful proteins from a mammalian's ventricular cerebrospinal fluid: A method and apparatus for removing harmful organic anions and proteins from a mammalian's ventricular cerebrospinal fluid in the treatment of brain disorders. One embodiment comprises using an implanted pump and filter system in conjunction with a drug or enzyme to clean and filter a patient's cerebrospinal fluid.... Agent: Raymond R. Moser Jr., Esq. MoserIPLaw Group

20090131852 - Sanitary product: This invention relates to a sanitary product for use by women for the absorption of menstrual fluid and such like. The product comprises a plug and a pad joined by a sheath. The plug is substantially cylindrical so that is fits comfortably in a vaginal cavity. The pad remains outside... Agent: Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP

20090131855 - Apparatus and methods for drug release in tissue ablation procedures: Tissue ablation probes and methods for treating tissue are provided. The tissue ablation probe comprises an elongated probe shaft, at least one electrode carried by the distal end of the probe shaft, and a pharmaceutical agent carried by the probe shaft. The pharmaceutical agent may be disposed on the electrode(s),... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP

20090131854 - Methods and devices for thermally degrading bacteria and biofilm: Described herein are various implantable devices that include a heat generating element for degrading bacterial. In particular, the device can include a catheter having a heat generating element proximate to a distal end of the catheter for heating an outer surface of the catheter.... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090131856 - Carbon dioxide external administration device: The present invention provides a carbon dioxide external administration device according to which assured cosmetic and medical effects can be readily obtained. This administration device comprises a sealing enclosure member capable of sealing a body surface from the outside air, a supply means for supplying carbon dioxide into the inside... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090131857 - Method and apparatus for introducing a medicinal dose directly into a mammalian patient's cerebrospinal fluid: A method and apparatus for introducing a medicinal dose directly into a mammalian patient's cerebrospinal fluid. One embodiment of the present invention comprises implanting a first and second device in a mammalian patient to administer the medicinal dose. The first device comprises a ventricular catheter, a reservoir with a built-in... Agent: Raymond R. Moser Jr., Esq. MoserIPLaw Group

20090131858 - Ultrafiltration membrane, device, bioartificial organ, and related methods: The present invention relates to ultrafiltration. In particular, the present invention provides nanoporous membranes having pores for generating in vitro and in vivo ultrafiltrate, devices and bioartificial organs utilizing such nanoporous membranes, and related methods (e.g., diagnostic methods, research methods, drug screening). The present invention further provides nanoporous membranes configured... Agent: Casimir Jones, S.c.

20090131859 - Flow pulsatility dampening devices for closed-loop controlled infusion systems: A flow monitoring infusion system that includes an infusion circuit having a fluid with a pulsatile fluid flow flowing therethrough. The infusion circuit includes a dampening element having a dampening chamber that absorbs the pressure fluctuations of the pulsatile fluid flow to transform the pulsatile fluid flow to a more... Agent: Baxter Healthcare Corporation

20090131861 - Fluid component analysis system and method for glucose monitoring and control: Disclosed are methods and apparatus for determining analyte concentration in a sample such as bodily fluid. Systems and methods disclosed herein can also include a treatment dosing system to infuse or inject a treatment drug (e.g. insulin or glucose) and provide glycemic control. The dose of the treatment drug may... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090131860 - Medical skin mountable device and system: A medical device is provided comprising a transcutaneous device unit and a process unit. The transcutaneous device unit may comprise a transcutaneous device for transporting a fluid through a skin portion of a subject, and a mounting surface adapted for application to the skin of the subject. The process unit... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department

20090131862 - Method and device for accurate dispensing of radioactivity: A device and a method for accurate and remote dispensing of a radioactive liquid are disclosed. A source of a radioactive liquid (1) and a source of a flushing liquid (5) are selectively connected to a fluid delivery path (7, 8, 10) by way of valve means (V1). An activity... Agent: Gregory L Bradley Medrad Inc

20090131863 - Volume measurement using gas laws: A system and method for measuring fluid volume and changes in fluid volume over time, using a simple, low cost architecture is described.... Agent: Scott C. Rand, Esq. Mclane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton, Pa

20090131864 - Method and devices for lyophilizing, reconstituting, and administering a reconstituted agent: The invention relates to a method and a device for lyophilizing, reconstituting and administering a reconstituted substance. The device has an elongate housing comprising a dispensing-side front housing end and a housing end lying opposite it. A first chamber with a lyophilizate contained in it is disposed in the housing... Agent: Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

20090131865 - Steerable catheter: A steering mechanism (10) for a catheter includes tubular member (12) defining passage (14). The tubular member (12) has longitudinally extending, bend-enhancing portion (18) formed at predetermined region of the tubular member (12). Actuator (16) is received in the passage (14) of tubular member (12), distal part (16.2) of actuator... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20090131867 - Steerable vertebroplasty system with cavity creation element: Methods and devices for augmenting bone, such as in performing vertebroplasty are disclosed. A bone cement injection needle is provided, having a laterally deflectable distal end. The distal end may be provided with a cavity creation element, such as an inflatable balloon. Systems are also disclosed, including the steerable injection... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090131866 - Veinous occlusion device and methods of using: The invention provides for methods of delivering compositions to an individual via the vasculature, and provides for a device that can be used to deliver compositions to an individual via the vasculature.... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090131853 - Multiple-component tampon applicator: There is provided a multiple-component tampon applicator formed from at least three separate components. A fingergrip having a reduced cross-section as compared to that of the barrel may be formed such that it is a separate component or is integrally formed with a barrel component. The reduced cross-section fingergrip provides... Agent: Charles N.j. Ruggiero Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero & Perle, L.L.P.

20090131868 - Balloon catheters and related methods: Balloon catheters and stent delivery systems for medical treatment of a patient are disclosed. The balloon catheter includes a hub, a shaft and a first balloon and a second balloon. The first distal balloon and the second balloon may have different lengths. The first distal balloon and the second balloon... Agent: Cyr & Associates, P.A.

20090131869 - Syringe with disabling mechanism: Syringe assemblies having a passive disabling system to prevent reuse are provided. According to one or more embodiments, the syringe assembly comprises a barrel, plunger rod and stopper wherein the plunger rod further comprises a flexible protrusion that locks the plunger rod within the barrel. Certain embodiments further include a... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20090131870 - I.v. catheter assembly and needle safety device: An I.V. catheter assembly and needle safety device are disclosed which allow for the safe removal of a needle from a catheter assembly. The safety device includes a locking assembly which includes lock housing a rotatable locking member and a locking clip. The needle and the locking member are configured... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20090131872 - Catheter placement device: Abstract A catheter placement device (see FIG. 2) includes a needle unit, which in an initial position is releasably engaged with a housing distal end and has a sharp needle passing through a catheter and protruding distally of it. There is also a telescopic protector including guard unit, which is... Agent: Daniel J Swirsky

20090131871 - Trocar insertion apparatus: Apparatus for forming and enlarging a percutaneous penetration are disclosed. The apparatus includes an elongate dilation member including a radially expandable member having a first cross-sectional area; and an elongate expansion member including a tubular element having a second cross-sectional area which is larger than the first cross-sectional area. The... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20090131873 - System and method for positioning implantable medical devices within coronary veins: An improved system and method for placing implantable medical devices (IMDs) such as leads within the coronary sinus and branch veins is disclosed. In one embodiment, a slittable delivery sheath and a method of using the sheath are provided. The sheath includes a slittable hub, and a substantially straight body... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20090131874 - Device for application of lubricant: A device is provided for application of lubricant in an urethra to thereby facilitate insertion of a medical instrument into the urethra. The device (1) has a receptacle (2) having a lubricant-containing space (3) and a gripping part (4) and spout (5) connected to the gripping part (4). The outer... Agent: Dilworth & Barrese, LLP

20090131875 - Method and apparatus for assisting patients in self-administration of medication: The present invention relates to a manual injection pen (1) suitable for injecting a liquid medication via a non-electrical drive mechanism (33). The injection pen (1) is provided with a plurality of sensors (50,70,200) that senses when a user is taking a specific action with the device. Further the injection... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department

20090131876 - Shieldable needle assembly containing reduced stress living hinge and methods of manufacture: A shieldable needle assembly is provided containing a shield with one or more reduced stress living hinges (10) which remain in the folded position. Methods of removing substantially all of the internal stress in the living hinge of a needle shield are also provided comprising irradiating and/or heat treating the... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20090131877 - Method and apparatus for separating fluid components: A floating element for separating components of a physiological fluid comprises two parts that are relatively movable. The two parts define a prescribed volume between them when at their maximum separation, and one of the parts may be moved toward the other to express the fluid contained in the volume... Agent: Clark & Brody

20090131878 - Plunger rod and syringe: A plunger rod useful for sliding a piston inserted in a syringe barrel has a threaded portion formed at an end of the plunger rod to attach the piston on the plunger rod and a flange formed at an opposite end of the plunger rod. The threaded portion and the... Agent: Cermak Kenealy Vaidya & Nakajima LLP

20090131879 - Safety disposable syringe: A safety disposable syringe includes: a barrel; a plunger extending into the barrel; a piston mounted on the plunger and formed with a first engaging member; and a needle seat extending fittingly into the barrel and having a front end disposed outwardly of the barrel, and a rear end disposed... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090131881 - Cannula: A cannula including an inner structure, an outer structure, and a flexible portion. The outer structure is disposed about the inner structure and movable with respect to the inner structure. The flexible portion is attached to the inner structure at an end thereof and attached to the outer structure at... Agent: Polster, Lieder, Woodruff & Lucchesi

20090131880 - Device and methods for reducing cardiac valve regurgitation: Devices and methods that may be used to reduce valve regurgitation are disclosed by locating a body across the regurgitant valve. When the valve closes, the body obliterates/ameliorates the regurgitant orifice in the valve, thereby reducing or preventing valve regurgitation. The body may be expandable. The devices may be implantable... Agent: Mueting, Raasch & Gebhardt, P.A.

20090131882 - Medical device for delivering patches: The present invention relates to a medical device and method for treating the body tissue of a patient. The present invention is also directed to a method of making the medical device and a method of using the medical device. More particularly, the invention relates to a medical device which... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20090131883 - Antimicrobial gas-releasing ear drainage tubes: A nitric oxide gas-releasing conduit configured for surgical implantation through a patient's tympanic membrane. The nitric oxide gas-releasing conduit comprises a gas-permeable cured resin material configured for releasably sequestering therein gas. The gas-permeable cured resin material is charged with nitric oxide gas. The nitric oxide gas-releasing conduit may be optionally... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP

20090131884 - Medical device for insertion into the human body, and method of manufacture: A medical device for insertion into the human body has improved sliding characteristics. The medical device for insertion into the human body includes a substrate having given shape, and an agent for improving the sliding characteristics having a hydrophilic block and a hydrophobic block, and coating the hydrophobic surface.... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP

20090131885 - Curved irrigation/aspiration needle: An irrigation/aspiration needle has needle segments offset with one another and with the needle amount to position the needle port more accurately and conveniently. The port is preferably positioned at various selected sites on the needle.... Agent: Law Offices Of Jerry A. Schulman

20090131887 - Method of manufacturing microneedle: The invention discloses a method of manufacturing a microneedle including the steps of forming an island etching mask having thickness distribution on a substrate, and processing the substrate into a needle by taking advantage of a difference in etching rates between the etching mask and the substrate. The invention enables... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090131886 - Steerable vertebroplasty system: Methods and devices for augmenting bone, such as in performing vertebroplasty are disclosed. A bone cement injection needle is provided, having a laterally deflectable distal end. Systems are also disclosed, including the steerable injection needle, introducer and stylet. The system may additionally include a cement delivery gun, one-time use disposable... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090131888 - Electrochemical negative pressure wound therapy device: A disposable wound-healing device is disclosed that incorporates a housing having a fluid-impermeable material having a cavity and a perimeter that can be sealed in an air-tight manner over a wound region of a patient. The device is capable of producing a negative pressure over the wound region by either... Agent: Ceramatec, Inc.

20090131889 - Topical composition for treating pain: Topical compositions having as the active ingredient a hydrophilic material, such as a polyalkylene oxide homopolymer or copolymer, and methods of use, have been developed for the amelioration or prevention of pain or the sequelae of pain. The composition may be in the form of a cream, gel, lotion, spray,... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20090131890 - Protease inhibitors in absorbent articles: The invention provides an absorbent article, at least a portion of which has a protease inhibitor incorporated therein to decrease the activity of proteases that may otherwise initiate or contribute to inflammation of the skin of a wearer of the article resulting in skin irritation or dermatitis. The article can... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20090131891 - Flexible cover for use in flushing of peripheral organs: The apparatus (1) according to the invention for flushing a surface (6) with a fluid comprises a fluid supply (2) connected to a hand held unit (4) for supply of pressurised fluid to the hand held unit (4). The hand held unit (4) is configured to provide a jet (14,... Agent: James C. Wray

20090131892 - Tube attachment device for wound treatment: The invention provides a vacuum tube attachment device for vacuum assisted wound dressings. The device is in the form of a patch that can be attached to the primary wound cover. The patch forms a substantially air-tight seal to the primary wound cover, and a vacuum tube is fixed to... Agent: Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen & Pokotilow, Ltd.

20090131893 - Fistula connector: A connector (1) for connecting a drainage bag (19) around a fistula (23) of a subject, comprising an elongate flexible tubular member (3) having an inlet aperture (5) for receiving waste material from a fistula (23) and an outlet aperture (7) for engagement with a drainage bag (19) through which... Agent: Husch Blackwell Sanders, LLP Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP Welsh & Katz

20090131894 - Disposable diaper with a unitized double cuff: The present invention improves the mechanism of blocking leakage of exudates from a diaper by providing a unitized double cuff along side edges of the diaper. The unitized double cuff comprises a liquid impermeable ribbon bonded to the diaper along its width with two bonds forming an inverted “V” structure... Agent: Gosz And Partners LLP

20090131895 - Mechanical fastening system for an absorbent article: A mechanical fastening system for an article having a stretchable loop fastener component mountable on the article and including an elastomeric substrate and a high bond point non-woven loop material secured to the elastomeric substrate. The bond points on the non-woven loop material are defined by discrete compression points and... Agent: Christopher M. Goff (27839) Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20090131896 - Absorbent article: The absorbent article is sequentially provided with a surface sheet (1) facing the skin, allowing excremental liquid to permeate through it and constructed from a perforated sheet, a permeation sheet (2) allowing the excremental liquid to permeate through it, and an absorbent element (3) located on the rear surface side... Agent: Quinn Emanuel Koda & Androlia

20090131897 - Releasable mechanical fastener device and use thereof: A releasable mechanical fastener is provided using the hook or mushroom male strap, and instead of a dedicated female strap, utilizes a support and operational surface of the item to be fastened as the female material. A clothing or personal hygiene item is further provided, by way of example an... Agent: Saltamar Innovations

20090131898 - Absorbent foam material, a method of producing it and an absorbent structure containing said foam material: A liquid absorbent open-cell polymeric foam material having properties which makes it suitable for use as an absorbent structure in absorbent articles such as diapers, pant diapers, sanitary napkins, incontinence guards, wound dressings, bed protections etc., at which the foam material has an absorption rate at wetting of at least... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090131899 - Hygiene pad: A hygiene pad and method of collecting bodily fluids from a user are provided, where the hygiene pad includes a body having a top surface, an opposed bottom surface, and an edge extending around a periphery of the body between the top and bottom surfaces. The edge includes a first... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.

20090131900 - Breast-milk pad and method for producing the same: A breast-milk pad can be produced relatively easily, such that it reduces an uncomfortable sensation to the skin surface of a user, and has excellent shape retention properties. A method for producing the breast-milk pad is also disclosed. The breast-milk pad can include a material that is made up by... Agent: Cermak Kenealy Vaidya & Nakajima LLP

20090131901 - Outer cover for a disposable absorbent article: An outer cover for a disposable absorbent article. The outer cover includes an elastic material joined to an extensible material to form a laminate. At least two different areas of the laminate are simultaneously activated in different directions by a single pair of intermeshing activation rolls. At least a portion... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20090131902 - Disposable undergarment with a front opening panel: A disposable undergarment with a front opening panel is described. The undergarment includes a waist band having an inner surface, an outer surface, a front side, a back side, a top portion, and a bottom portion, and a panel extending from the bottom portion of the back side of the... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

20090131903 - Cover for being mounted on a multi-compartment infusion bag: The cover for being mounted on a multi-compartment infusion bag of the present device is a cover for being mounted on a multi-compartment infusion bag including a plurality of compartments partitioned by at least one easily peelable partitioning seal portion which is opened in response to an increase in the... Agent: Kratz, Quintos & Hanson, LLP

20090131904 - Internal threads in tubing: Embodiments of the present invention provide an internally threaded tube of virtually limitless length that can be easily and reliably constructed. In one aspect, the invention provides an internally threaded tube that includes a tube casing and a coil. A ratio of the length of the tube casing to the... Agent: Dicke, Billig & Czaja

20090131905 - Microneedle devices and methods of manufacture and use thereof: Microneedle devices are provided for transport of therapeutic and biological molecules across tissue barriers and for use as microflameholders. In a preferred embodiment for transport across tissue, the microneedles are formed of a biodegradable polymer. Methods of making these devices, which can include hollow and/or porous microneedles, are also provided.... Agent: King & Spalding

20090131906 - Method, system, apparatus, and kit for remote therapeutic delivery: A therapeutic delivery catheter system method or kit for delivery of therapeutic to a target location is provided. In various embodiments of the present invention the invention may include a catheter with a therapeutic delivery lumen and a therapeutic delivery orifice. The lumen and the orifice may be in fluid... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090131907 - Endoscopic cardiac surgery: Apparatus and surgical methods establish temporary suction attachment to a target site on the surface of a bodily organ for enhancing accurate placement of a surgical instrument maintained in alignment with the suction attachment. A suction port on the distal end of a supporting cannula provides suction attachment to facilitate... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP

20090131908 - Devices and methods for delivering drug depots to a site beneath the skin: Devices and methods are provided for delivering a drug depot at or near the spinal column of a patient. In various embodiments, the drug depot comprises a drug cartridge containing drug pellets for delivery at or near the spinal column of a patient.... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department

20090131909 - Device for the treatment of vaginal fungal infection: An absorbent article, e.g. tampons, sanitary napkins, panty liners and the like, and the process for their preparation in which a hydrophobic and/or cationactive layer is attached to a conventional absorbent layer, for the binding of microorganisms, specifically for treating or alleviating or prophylactically preventing vaginal fungal infections.... Agent: Lynn E Barber

20090131910 - Visualization of a catheter viewed under ultrasound imaging: A catheter for use in a patient's body lumen, having a shaft section configured to minimize ultrasonic image artifacts and the direct ultrasonic image brightness of the shaft surface and its internal components, and to produce its image at a wide range of imaging angles, preferably with an intensity not... Agent: Fulwider Patton, LLP (abbott)

20090131911 - Variable stiffness guidewire systems: A variable-stiffness guidewire system which comprises an elongated flexible guidewire. The guidewire has a body and a guidewire head coupled to the body. The guidewire head is slidably moveable with respect to a guidewire collar of the body to adjust a stiffness of the guidewire. A tool is utilized with... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP

20090131912 - Variable stiffness guidewire systems: A variable-stiffness guidewire system comprises an elongated flexible guidewire having a body and a guidewire head that is coupled to the body. The guidewire head is slidably moveable with respect to a guidewire collar of the body to adjust a stiffness of at least a portion of the guidewire. An... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP

20090131913 - Composite guide wire with drawn and filled tube construction: The present invention is directed to an intracorporeal device, preferably a guidewire, and method for making the device. The guidewire of the present invention is formed, at least in part, of a composite elongate core formed, at least in part, of precipitation hardened material. The elongate core members of the... Agent: Fulwider Patton, LLP (abbott)

20090131914 - Push button pull back device: A site marker deployment device includes a housing defining a first portion, an outer cannula at least partially interposed within the first portion and having a proximal end and a distal end defined by an outer cannula aperture, an inner member at least partially interposed within the outer cannula, a... Agent: Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20090131915 - Catheter having insertion control mechanism: The present invention is a catheter having a tube and including mechanisms that provide precision control over insertion and retraction of the catheter tube. The catheter is particularly adapted for introduction into the pulmonary system. The catheter includes an insertion depth control mechanism that acts as a stop and provides... Agent: Dicke, Billig & Czaja, PLLC Attn: C270 Matters

20090131916 - Urination pants: A urination pants comprises a pants body having three openings; an upper opening serving to enclose the wrist of the users; the other two openings serving to receive the legs of the user; a urine guide device being a tube like body and being engaged to the pants body; a... Agent: Chien-hui Su

20090131917 - Vapor hydrated catheter assembly and method of making same: A catheter assembly and method is disclosed which comprises a catheter having a coating on at least a part of its length intended to produce a low-friction surface on the catheter when treated with an activating substance in the form of a vapor. The catheter assembly also includes a catheter... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP (hollister)

20090131918 - Device and method for the controlled release of a predefined quantity of a substance: This invention provides a device for the controlled release of a predefined quantity of a substance and a method of controllably releasing a predefined quantity of a substance from a compartment (20). The device comprises a first number of compartments in a substrate (11), each compartment being closed by at... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090131919 - Implantable medical device: The present invention comprises a modular, implantable medical device comprising a body portion capable of receiving a treatment device that accesses a patient's inner physiology while communicating with a device external to the patient. The body portion further includes a first skirt and a second skirt that surround the treatment... Agent: Kevin M. Farrell Pierce Atwood

05/14/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090124954 - Apparatus and method for autologous normovolemic hemodilution: A system and method for autologous normovolemic hemodilution (ANH) are disclosed. The system can include a vacuum canister, which is sized to accept donor bags of a predetermined capacity. The vacuum canister is connected to a vacuum source which applies a suction to the donor bag within the canister. The... Agent: Renner Otto Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090124955 - Device for delivery of antifibrotic agents & method: An ophthalmological device comprises an implant member carrying an antifibrotic agent that is released slowly over a prolonged period when inserted into a wound in an eye produced by surgery. The member is placed in the vicinity of a wound created during the surgery to inhibit inflammatory cell proliferation, thereby... Agent: Connors Associates

20090124956 - Polyester compositions, methods of manufacturing said compositions, and articles made therefrom: Crosslinked polymer compositions have backbones with first and second divalent saturated aliphatic moieties, a divalent saturated aliphatic secondary alcohol moiety, and a trivalent saturated aliphatic moiety. Hydrolytically labile ester bonds joined together these moieties. These polyesters may be polycondensation reaction products of a diol, a triol and a diacid. A... Agent: Richard W. Ellis, Esquire W.l. Gore & Associates, Inc.

20090124958 - Device and methods for treatment of tissue: A device and methods for treating tissue via laser energy to induce tissue reduction and/or necrosis are described herein. Laser energy may be applied to a tissue region via an optical fiber advanced through a lumen of at least one needle. Fluid may also be infused or injected into the... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20090124957 - Method of producing an ion-exchange for iontophoresis: A method of producing an ion-exchange membrane for iontophoresis by preparing a polymerizable composition containing monomer components and non-polymerizable components which are compatible with the monomer components but do not copolymerize therewith; forming the polymerizable composition into a membrane form; polymerizing the polymerizable composition in the obtained membrane form to... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090124959 - Device for transdermal drug delivery and method of operating such a device: The present invention relates to a device (11) for transdermal drug delivery to a target area (21), e.g. a patient's skin (12). Furthermore, the invention relates to a method of operating such a device (11). In order to provide a technique for transdermal drug delivery, in which the delivery rate... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090124960 - Monitoring thermal conditions to vary operation of an ultrasonic needle tip of a surgical instrument: A method and apparatus to operate a surgical instrument in response to a thermal condition being detected that warrants curtailment of further operation. When the thermal condition is reached, command signals are generated that cause a needle of the surgical instrument to either have its vibrational speed slowed, have its... Agent: Hess Patent Law Firm, P.C.

20090124961 - Aerosol valve: A steam-sterilizable aerosol valve has a valve body of polymeric material such as polyphenylene sulfone (PPSU) having an HDT (heat deflection temperature) at 1.8 MPa stress in the range of 200-275° C. Such a valve has the ability to survive steam sterilization without significant degradation of properties or appearance.... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090124962 - Reflux control in microsurgical system: A microsurgical system capable of improving reflux via programmable, pre-defined reflux profiles and a pressure accumulator.... Agent: Alcon

20090124963 - Balanced flow dialysis machine: A system and method for balancing flows of renal replacement fluid is disclosed. The method uses pressure controls and pressure sensing devices to more precisely meter and balance the flow of fresh dialysate and spent dialysate. The balancing system may use one or two balancing devices, such as a balance... Agent: Baxter Healthcare Corporation

20090124964 - Integrated device for continuous in vivo analyte detection and simultaneous control of an infusion device: Systems and methods of use for continuous analyte measurement of a host's vascular system and the simultaneous control of a flow control device are provided. In some embodiments, an integrated system includes a vascular access device, a continuous analyte sensor, system electronics and an electronic cable for communication with a... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20090124965 - Implantable device for the brain: The present invention consists of an implantable device with at least one package that houses electronics that receives input data or signals, and optionally power, from an external system through at least one coil attached to the at least one package, processes the input data and delivers electrical pulses to... Agent: Second Sight Medical Products, Inc.

20090124966 - Ampoule usable as a syringe and a syringe unit comprising the ampoule: The above object is solved by an ampoule usable as a syringe comprising: a front edge portion (4) which is removed when the ampoule is used; an ampoule body (2) which can accommodate a drug solution (10); and a liquid infusing portion (3) connecting the front edge portion (4) and... Agent: Myers Wolin, LLC

20090124967 - Devices and methods for removal of leukocytes from breast milk: The present invention relates to a nipple shield device or baby bottle nipple for removing leukocytes from breast milk with a filter attached to the nipple shield or baby bottle nipple at a location permitting removal of leukocytes from breast milk. A method of removing leukocytes from breast milk involving... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP - Patent Group

20090124968 - Self-orientating bifurcate catheter: A bifurcate catheter having a self-orientating distal portion with improved pushability is disclosed. The distal portion of the bifurcate catheter includes a dilatation balloon attached to each of two distal branch portions of the catheter. The distal branch portions are of a length that permits rotational compliance of the distal... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department

20090124969 - Protective coatings for medical devices: This invention relates to a method of providing a coating on a medical device, especially a dilatation balloon, which improves the durability of the balloon.... Agent: Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.

20090124970 - Disposable syringe with built-in carpule: A disposable syringe includes a pre-filled carpule which is retained in a barrel by means of a lunge member, a ring grip and a carrier unit. A retaining mechanism is disposed to guard the carrier unit against movement away from a locked position. A needle assembly is connected to the... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090124971 - Pre-filled disposable syringe: A disposable syringe includes a barrel with a bushing unit disposed on an inner surrounding surface thereof, a tubular grip unit in fluid-tight engagement with the bushing unit for holding a needle seat, a tubular plunger having a seal ring that is slidable on and in fluid-tight frictional engagement with... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090124972 - Cooling system for a catheter: A cooling device for cooling a catheter, the cooling device comprising a main cooling unit adapted for supplying the catheter with a main cooling medium and a precooling unit adapted for precooling the main cooling medium before supply of the main cooling medium to the catheter, wherein the main cooling... Agent: Smith Frohwein Tempel Greenlee Blaha, LLC

20090124973 - Insertion mechanism for use with a syringe: A needle preferably for the delivery of ophthalmic regional anesthesia, wherein the needle includes a hub and a shaft having a plurality of markings to indicate the depth of the needle after insertion into an individual during a medical procedure, thereby enabling a practitioner to gauge the exact measurement of... Agent: Lambert & Associates, P.l.l.c.

20090124974 - Mechanical volume control for injection devices: A needleless fluid delivery system allowing for selective control of amounts of therapeutic fluids that are administered to treatment sites within a patient. The fluid delivery system includes an injector source and an access device. The fluid delivery system generally includes an adjustable volume control system for selectively metering the... Agent: Ams Research Corporation

20090124975 - Systems and methods for surgical removal of brain tumors: A method for treating a brain tumor includes providing a surgical instrument having an inner member and an outer member. The outer member has a distal region forming a cutting window and an optional distal elevator tip. The inner member is rotatably received within the outer member, and has a... Agent: Dicke, Billig & Czaja, PLLC Attn: Md Matters

20090124976 - Drug supply system for ced (convection-enhanced delivery) catheter infusions: a conveying fluid conveying system is arranged between the conveying device and the drug supply system and is connected on the one hand to the conveying device and on the other to the drug depot, via a drug displacement element, without fluid-drug contact.... Agent: Don W. Bulson (brai)

20090124977 - Method and apparatus for reversing a piston rod in an injection device: The present invention relates to a method for moving a piston rod in an injection device, the piston rod being operatively connected to a motor shaft of an electrical motor so that a rotational movement of the motor shaft is transformed to a translational movement of the piston rod, the... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department

20090124978 - Modular steerable sheath catheters: An apparatus for accessing a site within a body includes a cannula and an elongate member. The cannula has a proximal end, a distal end, and a lumen extending therebetween. The elongate member has a distal end configured for insertion into the lumen, wherein the distal end of the elongate... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP

20090124979 - Insertion devices for infusion devices: An insertion device for inserting an infusion device at least partially into skin for subcutaneous infusion can comprise a sleeve having a lower surface that is configured to engage the skin, a shuttle or carriage to carry the infusion device between a retracted position and an advanced position; at least... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090124980 - Syringe: In a safety syringe in which a needle and needle holder can be withdrawn into a barrel after use, the needle holder is provided with an insert having forwardly and inwardly extending resilient fingers that are cammed outward by an enlarged head formed on a projection of the plunger of... Agent: Howson & Howson LLP

20090124981 - Injection device: An injection device comprises a housing (101) to (104) containing a syringe (24). The contents of the syringe (24) are viewable through a window (14) in the mid-section (102) of the housing. The window (14) is concealed by a slideable shutter (12). The slideable shutter (12) is biased by a... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090124982 - Injector device for syringes: The invention relates to an injector device for a syringe, the syringe including a plunger movably receivable by a barrel, the plunger having a push flange and the barrel defining an interior to movably receive the plunger, the barrel further including a base end including one or more lateral flanges... Agent: Honigman Miller Schwartz & Cohn LLP

20090124983 - Biomedical line union device for administering pharmacological substances: A biomedical line union device for administering pharmacological substances, comprising a union body with: at least one main duct thereinside, provided with at least one outlet associated with a conveyance line or with a closed container, and at least one branch duct, provided with at least one branching port associated... Agent: Modiano & Associati

20090124984 - Medical appliance and process for producing the appliance: A medical appliance having a metal surface in which a hydrophilic organic compound having a polar group is directly fixed to the metal surface in accordance with an electrochemical reaction without intermediate layers; and a process for producing a medical appliance which comprises dipping a material for a medical appliance... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20090124985 - Skin treatment device: A personal skin polishing or microdermabrasion device having a convenient form factor with a applicator attached to a contoured housing with a handle portion. The housing contains a battery, a cordless motor and a gear box to provide an appropriate rotational velocity to the output shaft that is coupled to... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20090124986 - Sprayer: A sprayer which inhibits or prevents clogging from occurring in a nozzle when a liquid is ejected from the nozzle includes a nozzle having a first internal tube through which a first liquid passes, and a second internal tube through which a second liquid passes. An external tube is provided... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090124987 - Wound chamber for limb: A wound dressing includes a chamber (12) defining a treatment space (14) and at least one opening (20) communicating with the treatment space. In one embodiment, a plurality of channels are defined on an inner wall of the chamber. In another embodiment, a tube (31) extends through the chamber and... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP

20090124988 - Delivery tube, system, and method for storing liquid from a tissue site: An apparatus, system, and method for storing liquid from a tissue site are presented. The apparatus includes a delivery tube that may have at least one lumen. The delivery tube may be operable to transmit reduced pressure to the tissue site and to receive liquid from the tissue site. The... Agent: Kinetic Concepts, Inc. C/o Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20090124989 - Absorbent articles comprising acidic superabsorber and an organic zinc salt: An absorbent article, such as a diaper, panty diaper, sanitary napkin or incontinence device including a liquid-permeable topsheet, a liquid-impermeable backsheet and an absorbent core enclosed between said liquid-permeable topsheet and said liquid-impermeable backsheet, wherein the absorbent core includes a superabsorbent material, wherein the superabsorbent material is an acidic superabsorbent... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090124990 - Induction coil wetness sensor for an absorbent article: A signaling device is provided for sensing and indicating the presence of a body exudate in an absorbent article, the device including a housing and a detection circuit disposed within the housing, the detection circuit including an induction coil and a marginal oscillator. A body exudate collection and detection system... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc. Catherine E. Wolf

20090124991 - Body conforming disposable absorbent article having leg wraps and internal topsheet and method of making same: A secondary internal topsheet and leg wrap structure is provided in a disposable absorbent garment such as a diaper or training pants. The leg wrap structure has a base layer, a top layer, and an elastic construction disposed inbetween. The elastic construction includes a plurality of spaced apart elastic elements... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Attn: MnIPDocket

20090124992 - Elastic composite for a disposable absorbent garment: An elastic composite is provided in a disposable absorbent garment such as a diaper or training pants. The elastic composite has a base layer, a top layer, and an elastic construction disposed therebetween. The elastic construction includes a plurality of spaced apart (e.g. generally equally spaced apart) elastic elements (e.g.... Agent: Alberto Q. Amatong, Jr.

20090124993 - Treating neurological disorders: Methods of treating neuronal disorders, such as mechanical neuronal traumas and neurodegenerative disorders, with TWEAK or TWEAK-R blocking agents are presented.... Agent: Biogen Idec / Finnegan Henderson, LLP

20090124994 - Miniature drug delivery pump with a piezoelectric drive system: A drug delivery pump which uses a piezoelectric drive system to advance a small syringe piston to deliver a liquid drug and a method thereof are disclosed. The present invention has a cost and size advantage compared to traditional pumps and is a very compact and potentially disposable pump device... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP One Dayton Centre

20090124996 - Apparatus and methods for injecting high viscosity dermal fillers: A method includes inserting a distal end portion of a needle of a medical injector into a skin of a body. An energy source operatively coupled to the medical injector is actuated such that a dermal filler is conveyed from the medical injector into the skin through the distal end... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group

20090124995 - Backer plate adapter for a syringe plunger: A backer plate adapter (10) for a syringe plunger (20). The backer plate adapter (10) includes a first end (26) adapted to be engaged with a syringe plunger (20), wherein a portion of said first end (26) defines a recess. The backer plate adapter (10) further includes a second end... Agent: Mallinckrodt Inc.

20090124998 - Method for delivering therapeutic or diagnostic agents: An agent delivery device includes an inner tubular body having a proximal end, a sharpened distal end, a delivery lumen extending therebetween, and one or more outlet ports on the distal end communicating with the delivery lumen. The device also includes one or more seals sealing the one or more... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP

20090124997 - Methods and devices for improving delivery of a substance to skin: A method of delivery of a substance to a human subject's skin comprising deposition into a specific compartment of the skin, wherein the delivery occurs at a controlled rate and pressure. The methods of the invention provide accurate deposition of s pre-selected volume of the substance, e.g., greater than 90%... Agent: Jones Day

20090124999 - Dual lumen catheter and method for minimally invasive endoluminal surgery: A duel lumen catheter is provided for use in minimally invasive surgery. The catheter generally includes a first tube defining an operative lumen and a second tube terminating proximally of the first tube and defining an inflation lumen. In one embodiment, the first and second tubes are concentric. In an... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20090125000 - Multilayer medical devices: A medical device includes at least four layers including a first material and a second material having a different stiffness than a stiffness of the first material, wherein at least one of the layers varies in thickness axially along the device.... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20090125001 - Deflectable stylet: A deflectable stylet 10 for a catheter includes an elongate deflectable member 12 with a bend-enhancing region 20 defined at a distal part of the deflectable member 12. An actuator 16 has a distal end 16.1 fast with a distal end 12.1 of the deflectable member 12, relative displacement between... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20090125002 - Device and method for placing within a patient an enteral tube after endotracheal intubation: The present invention is directed to a novel device and method for providing a disposable endotracheal intubation device for use with an auxiliary passageway serving as a guide for the placement of an orogastic or other enterally directed device in a patient. The present invention pertains to a medical catheter... Agent: Gordon G. Waggett, P.C.

20090125003 - Apparatus for sealing, securing and adjusting the length of a flexible tube: An apparatus for sealing, securing and adjusting the length of a flexible tube is disclosed. The apparatus has a housing and an anchor. The housing has a sealing section, middle section and a opposing end. The housing has an outer surface and an inner lumen. The housing has at least... Agent: Julie R. Baldridge

20090125004 - Detachable pump and the negative pressure wound therapy system using the same: The present invention relates to a detachable pump and a negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) system using the same. The detachable pump comprises: a top module, including a motor set and a top elastic member; and a bottom module, arranged beneath the top module in a manner that it is... Agent: Wpat, PC

05/07/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090118658 - Wound closure adhesive remover: A kit for storing and applying an adhesive removing device comprising an enclosure which includes a base portion and a removable top layer releasably secured to the base portion; an adhesive removing device including at least one wiping mechanism which includes at least one absorbent portion; and a biocompatible composition... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20090118659 - Device allowing serial use of clean and alternative blood filters during blood filtration: A device that allows for serial (time) use of clean blood filters during the use of a heart lung machine. The device is comprised of a series of filters and a switching mechanism that allows the new filter to be placed in the blood flow pathway while at the same... Agent: Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti PC

20090118660 - Apparatus and method for in-vivo plasmapheresis using periodic backlush containing anticoagulant: Method for in-vivo plasmapheresis utilizing a plurality of elongated hollow microporous filter fibers periodically interrupt diffusion of blood plasma from a patient, and, for a selected time, directing backflush fluid into the fibers at a pressure and interval sufficient to cleanse the fiber pores, after which plasma diffusion is resumed.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090118661 - Catheter assembly including triple lumen tip: A catheter assembly for use in accessing a vasculature of a patient during renal replacement or other therapies is disclosed. In one embodiment, the catheter assembly includes a catheter body that defines first and second lumens. The catheter body defines a distal tip region that includes a venous lateral opening... Agent: Rutan & Tucker, LLP.

20090118662 - Drug delivery devices: A drug delivery device for delivering a drug to a preselected treatment site, includes a rupturable film capsule enclosing a quantity of the drug to be delivered; an array of micro-needles formed with passageways therethrough carried by the device; a covering layer overlying the capsule and forming a fluid-tight seal... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.

20090118663 - Systems and methods for enhanced occlusion removal during ophthalmic surgery: A method and apparatus for performing a surgical procedure is provided. The surgical procedure may be a phacoemulsification procedure but other procedures may employ the techniques disclosed. The design includes sensing, within the surgical site, for a material change in fluid flow relative to a predetermined threshold. Upon sensing the... Agent: Advanced Medical Optics, Inc.

20090118664 - 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.

20090118665 - 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.

20090118666 - Method and implantable device for measuring hematocrit: In a method for detecting a change of a condition of a patient using an implantable medical device being connectable to the patient in at least one electrode configuration, at least one impedance measurement session is initiated to obtain at least one impedance value corresponding to an impedance of whole... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20090118667 - Method and device for identifying a change in pressure in the liquid path of a microdosing device: An insulin pump and an infusion set adapter having a membrane which can be acted upon by a liquid flow path associated with the pump, wherein the pump comprises a sensor by which a change in shape or location of at least a portion of the membrane caused by a... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP

20090118668 - Medstar thermo electric h.c. dispenser: I wish to disclose the invention of a thermo-electric “hands-free” drink dispenser which allows the user to get themselves a nice warm or cool drink without assistance. To accomplish this convenience, there is a wand assembly protruding from the top of he unit that has horizontal and vertical movement. The... Agent: Jerome Stuart Bixby

20090118669 - Automatic reconstitution injector device: The present invention is directed to an automatic reconstitution drug delivery device. The inventive device effects simple and automatic reconstitution of a dry drug. To effect reconstitution, a user displaces a release button which causes first and second chambers of a drug cartridge to communicate, resulting in automatic mixing of... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20090118670 - Cannula inserting system: The invention relates to a highly automated puncture system for inserting a cannula or a needle into a blood vessel of a person or an animal. The puncture system has an acquisition module that allows for determining at least a location of a blood vessel underneath of the surface of... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090118671 - Retractable needle device: A retractable needle device to be attached to the forward end of a syringe. The device has a forward end with a needle assembly that is urged into the body of the device so that when the syringe and device are to be discarded, the needle is located internally of... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin And Flannery

20090118672 - Microneedle array patch: Microneedle devices for transport of molecules, including drugs and biological molecules, across tissue, are provided. The microneedle devices permit drug delivery or removal of body fluids at clinically relevant rates across skin or other tissue barriers, with minimal or no damage, pain, or irritation to the tissue. Microneedles can be... Agent: Morse, Barnes-brown & Pendleton, P.C. Attn:IPManager

20090118673 - Needle injection catheter: A needle injection catheter includes a delivery tube that slidably surrounds a hypotube that has at least three hollow needle portions connected to and extending outwardly at its distal end. The needle portions are formed of resilient material and curve outwardly from the delivery tube. The ends of the needle... Agent: Belasco, Jacobs & Townsley LLP Howard Hughes Center

20090118674 - Infusion devices: The disclosures made herein relate to an infusion device specifically adapted for syringe injections. In one embodiment of the disclosures made herein, an infusion device comprises a body including an accessible surface having a single inlet port therein, an engagement surface having a single outlet port therein, a medication delivery... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.

20090118675 - Elongate medical device with a shapeable tip: Medical devices and methods for manufacturing and using medical devices. An example medical device includes a core member, a tubular member coupled to the core member, and a tip member coupled to the tubular member. The tubular member may include a first section having a first outer diameter and a... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20090118676 - Safety needle: A packing sleeve for use with a safety needle that automatically covers a tip of a needle following removal of the needle from a patient includes a generally hollow body having a longitudinal axis and a distal end and an open proximal end. The body surrounds at least a portion... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP

20090118677 - Exchange needle retractable safety syringe: A safety syringe comprising a syringe barrel (12), a plunger (13), a needle (14), a needle hub (15) integral with the needle, a needle gland (16) to accommodate the needle-and hub, and a needle cap (19) to protect the needle prior to use. The plunger has engagement means (25, 36)... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.

20090118678 - Injection needle: A needle cover is moveable in the axial direction of a needle body is included. When a cap covering the needle body is detached from a hub, locking portions on a cap are locked at a first locking portion of the cover and the cover moves to the tip end... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20090118679 - Injection device: The present invention provides an injection device that includes: a syringe 2 including a barrel 21 including a cylindrical barrel body 21a and a nozzle 21b provided at a front end of the barrel body so as to be communicated with the barrel body, a gasket 23 slidable in the... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.

20090118680 - Automatic gas filling consumable: An improved consumable for use in a fluid/gas exchange in vitreoretinal surgery. The consumable includes a syringe having a barrel with a first opening for receiving a retinal tamponading gas, a stopper slidably disposed within and fluidly sealed to the barrel, a plug assembly, and a plunger. The stopper has... Agent: Alcon

20090118681 - Haemostatic valve: The haemostatic valve assembly (10) includes a housing (14) with a chamber (16) therewithin. A flexible valve element (26) is located in the chamber (16) and supported by the housing (14). A source (28) of pressurized fluid can be fed into the chamber (16) through a port (18) in the... Agent: Cook Group Patent Office

20090118682 - Reservoir device with inspection aid for detection of drug condition: The invention provides a reservoir unit with a reservoir arranged within a housing. The reservoir defines an interior adapted to contain a translucent fluid drug, and comprises a first transparent area. A second area is associated with the reservoir and arranged substantially opposite the first area, the second area comprising... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department

20090118683 - Dual reservoir implantable access port: An implantable access port for use in transferring fluid transdermally between an external fluid storage or dispensing device and a site within a patient is disclosed. The access port includes a body, at least two reservoirs defined within the access port body, and at least one septum secured to the... Agent: Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP

20090118684 - Thermal personal care systems and methods: Devices and methods for the treatment of skin conditions and lesions are disclosed herein. A thermal device can be used to heat or cool a personal care pack that can then be used to cleanse, treat, and rejuvenate the skin. The personal care pack can be formulated with smooth or... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20090118685 - Medicated sleeve: Embodiments of the invention provide a stretchable sleeve having a medicinal section that can be loaded with a medicinal composition and a perforated section comprising a plurality of openings, wherein the medicinal section and the perforated section overlap, and wherein the sleeve is sized so that the interior surface of... Agent: Kathleen Limjoo Choi

20090118686 - Colostomy arrangements: A bag arrangement for a colostomy stoma, the bag arrangement comprising a bag having a stoma opening and a vent filter, the arrangement including a hood at least secured over the vent filter, the hood including an adaptor to allow gaseous withdrawal through the vent filter.... Agent: Smith-hill And Bedell, P.C.

20090118687 - Set of coupling parts: The present invention relates to a set of coupling parts, such as parts for coupling an ostomy bag to a base plate, said base plate being adhered around a stoma. The set of coupling parts provides a set of coupling parts wherein a connection part may be interposed between a... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20090118688 - Method and machine for producing a hollow product: A method and injection machine for producing a hollow product, such as a urisheath, use of the method for producing a urisheath as well as the urisheath. The machine comprises an annular cavity for receiving a silicone material. The material is injected in a cold state via a coldrun nozzle... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090118689 - Absorbent article having improved softness: Disposable absorbent article comprising a chassis comprising a topsheet, a backsheet, and an absorbent core wherein the article has improved softness.... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20090118690 - Personal care article with substrate surface topography for evoking a neurosensory skin response: In a personal care article for contact with human skin, a non-woven substrate of the article has a longitudinal direction, a transverse direction and at least one skin-contact surface. A plurality of surface features is disposed on the at least one skin-contact surface in a sinusoidal wave-form along at least... Agent: Christopher M. Goff (27839) Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20090118691 - Body-attachable sanitary napkin: A body-attachable sanitary napkin including a fluid-pervious cover layer, a fluid-retaining assembly; and a barrier layer having a body-contactable adhesive disposed on at least first portions thereof. The sanitary napkin according to the invention remains securely attached to the body during use, moves with the body during use, yet at... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090118692 - Body-attachable sanitary napkin: A body-attachable sanitary napkin including a fluid-pervious cover layer, a fluid-retaining assembly; and a barrier layer having a body-contactable adhesive disposed on at least first portions thereof. The sanitary napkin according to the invention remains securely attached to the body during use, moves with the body during use, yet at... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090118693 - Secondary lotioned article: A disposable secondary article includes a liquid-permeable substrate that has a garment-facing surface and a body-facing surface. A lotion is applied to the body-facing surface of the liquid-permeable substrate. The secondary article optionally includes an attachment means for attaching the secondary absorbent article to a primary absorbent article. Additionally, the... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc. Catherine E. Wolf

20090118694 - Fluid-supplement bag package and protective bag: A fluid supplement bag package has a protective bag having a sealant layer that will not be fused to a fluid supplement bag. The fluid supplement bag can be easily taken out of the protective bag. The fluid supplement bag package includes a fluid supplement bag 2 formed by sealing... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090118695 - Medical device for administering a solution: Medical device for administering a solution, said device comprising pumping means, a reservoir, means of communication between said reservoir and said pumping means, and a line for connecting the medical device to a patient, characterized in that it comprises means for determining the physical/chemical characteristics of the solution as a... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090118696 - Apparatus and methods for the controllable modification of compound concentration in a tube: Methods for delivery of a compound within a tube.... Agent: Baker & Daniels LLP

20090118697 - Closed loop anesthetic delivery: A method for delivering a sedation drug comprising administering a drug to a patient while requesting the patient to respond to an instruction, monitoring a patient's BIS values, bringing the patient to a level of anesthesia where the patient fails to respond to the request within a predetermined response time,... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090118698 - Device and method for applying an active ingredient to the skin: The invention relates to a device and a process for introducing an active ingredient into the skin. The device comprises a roller that is mounted to rotate around the longitudinal axis thereof and on whose outside peripheral surface a number of needles project radially outward. After the active ingredient has... Agent: Roberts Mlotkowski Safran & Cole, P.C. Intellectual Property Department

20090118699 - Systems and methods for treating obesity and other gastrointestinal conditions: Systems and methods affect tightening of the pyloric sphincter and/or serve to mediate or moderate receptive relaxation of muscles in the stomach, to treat or mitigate various physiologic conditions, such as obesity, biliary reflex, GERD, and/or Barrett's esophagus. The systems and methods may be used as either a primary treatment... Agent: Daniel D. Ryan Ryan Kromholz & Manion, S.c.

20090118700 - Method for treating coronary vessels: A method is provided including introducing a delivery device through a vessel wall to a treatment site within one of a peri-adventitial space or a pericardium adjacent a coronary blood vessel and delivering a treatment agent through the delivery device. The treatment agent is delivered through the delivery device according... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090118701 - Methods and apparatus for inserting multi-lumen split-tip catheters into a blood vessel: Methods and apparatus are disclosed for inserting flexible, multi-lumen catheters into blood vessels, and in particular, for inserting flexible, split-tip catheters into blood vessels. The invention accomplishes these objects by temporarily stiffening each catheter lumen and tip independently through use of intra-catheter stiffener elements disposed within the catheter lumens. This... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20090118703 - Drug delivery systems and methods: A delivery system includes a housing along with a tip connected to one end of the housing. A first cannula extending from the tip is provided for inserting a rod implant into tissue. A second cannula, concentrically disposed within the first cannula, is utilized to force the rod implant from... Agent: Allergan, Inc.

20090118702 - Treatment medium delivery device and methods for delivery of such treatment mediums to the eye using such a delivery device: Featured are devices for delivering a treatment medium to an eye as well as methods related thereto. Such devices and methods allow a desired amount of the treatment medium to be delivered in a controllable manner over a predetermined time period. In particular embodiments, the delivery device is configured and... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20090118704 - Interconnected ribbon coils, medical devices including an interconnected ribbon coil, and methods for manufacturing an interconnected ribbon coil: Medical devices and methods for making and using the same. An example method for manufacturing a medical device, or one or more components thereof, may include providing a tubular member and laser cutting the tubular member to define an interconnected ribbon coil. An example medical device may include a core... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20090118705 - Guidewires with improved fatigue life and methods of making the same: A medical device, such as a medical guidewire, having a portion including an inner zone of material and an outer peripheral zone of material surrounding the inner zone of material. The inner zone of material has a first coefficient of thermal expansion and the outer peripheral zone of material has... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20090118706 - Locking guidewire straightener: A guidewire straightener assembly (50,200,300,400) including a guidewire tube (56,250,450) with a tubular passage therethrough having a first diameter and a distal end including a collar (58,260,462) having a second diameter larger than the first diameter. A guidewire (52,202,402) having a third diameter, smaller than the first diameter is disposed... Agent: Fox Rothschild LLP Blue Bell

20090118707 - Method for using a guidewire straightener: A guidewire straightener assembly (50,200,300,400) including a guidewire (52,202,402), a guidewire tube (56,250,450) with a tubular passage therethrough and a distal end including a collar (58,260,462). The assembly also includes a guidewire straightener (10,210,410) having a distal end, a proximal end, and a longitudinal passageway sized to accept the guidewire... Agent: Fox Rothschild LLP Blue Bell

20090118708 - Apparatus and method for sterile docking of male medical line connectors: A docking station for male medical line connectors, including a base housing securable to a stationary surface and having a plurality of docking bays, each of which is dimensioned and contoured for respectively receiving and temporarily retaining ampules containing sterilization fluid. Each of the ampules has a chamber therein containing... Agent: Floyd B. Carothers Carothers And Carothers

20090118709 - Tissue excision tool, kits and methods of using the same: An invention is disclosed that describes devices, kits and methods for providing percutaneous access to a surgical site. Suitable devices comprise a hollow body having a distal end and a proximal end, wherein the distal end comprises one or more apertures; a first pivot member disposed within the hollow body;... Agent: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

20090118710 - Non-invasive analysis and controlled dosage transdermal active patch: A programmable transdermal patch non-invasively delivers pharmaceuticals or other bio-active agents through the skin of a living body. The patch contains one or more agent storage pads and one or more active drivers that apply an electric current to the skin or produce ultrasound to drive the agent into the... Agent: Zimmerman & Cronen, LLP

20090118711 - Reduced-noise implantable infusion device: A drive mechanism for delivery of infusion medium in an implantable medical device includes an inlet for receiving the infusion medium and a piston channel for communication of infusion medium received by the inlet. The piston channel has a distal end and a proximal end. The proximal end is closer... Agent: Campbell Nelson Whipps, LLC

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