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06/25/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type

20090163846 - Systems and methods for removing undesirable material within a circulatory system: A system for removing undesirable material from vessels and from chambers within the heart is provided. The system includes a suction cannula for removing the undesirable material from a site of interest within a patient. A filter device may be provided for capturing the undesirable material and removing it from... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP

20090163847 - Method and apparatus of a cardiac fluid flow path: A method of placing a left ventricle outflow tract of a patient's heart into fluid communication with an ascending aorta through an artificial fluid flow path includes arranging a guidewire within a patient's body with a distal guidewire end in a left ventricle of the heart, a proximal guidewire end... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.

20090163848 - iontophoresis methods: A method of anesthetizing a tympanic membrane of an ear of a patient using iontophoresis is disclosed. The method involves delivering an anesthetizing drug solution to an ear canal of the patient's ear, wherein the drug solution includes an anesthetic and a buffer, and wherein the drug solution has a... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP Acclarent, Inc. (73608)

20090163849 - Photodynamic foam composition and sclerosis treatment: A photodynamic composition and a method for in vivo photonic treatments that is minimally invasive, versatile and precise are described. The invention allows for photonic treatments with only minimal insertions into the area of treatment, often a single one. The invention may be used with a standard insertion component making... Agent: Bolesh J Skutnik Ceramoptec Industries

20090163850 - Radiofrequency catheter without needle for effectuating rf treatment: An integrated catheter shaft with a guidewire and a radio frequency wire is used in a catheter to deliver radio frequency energy to a treatment site. The small entry wound and the long integrated catheter shaft allows a user to thread the shaft along a tortuous route along a spinal... Agent: Fish & Associates, PC Robert D. Fish

20090163851 - Occlusive material removal device having selectively variable stiffness: Apparatus and methods for removal of obstructing or occluding material, such as tissue, from within bodily lumens via a minimally invasive approach are disclosed. In one embodiment, an apparatus, such as a medical device, includes an elongate member and a tissue disrupter. The elongate member is configured to be at... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group

20090163852 - Surgical system having means for isolating vacuum pump: The present invention provides a surgical system 10 for aspiration of a biological material comprising a source of irrigation fluid 20, a collection cassette 30, a pump 40 for creating a vacuum in the collection cassette 30, a handpiece 50 applied to a surgical area for infusing irrigation fluid and... Agent: Bausch & Lomb Incorporated

20090163853 - Surgical system having means for pressurizing venting valve: The present invention provides a surgical system 10 for aspiration of a biological material comprising a source of irrigation fluid 24, a collection cassette 30, a pump 40 for creating a vacuum in the collection cassette 30, a handpiece 50 applied to a surgical area for infusing irrigation fluid and... Agent: Bausch & Lomb Incorporated

20090163854 - Network communication and message protocol for a medical perfusion system: A network communication and messaging protocol for use in a medical perfusion system, provides the rules which govern how, among other things, information and data is conveyed between the various devices which are connect to the network. The rules define the different types of messages that are used in conveying... Agent: Terumo Cardiovascular Systems Corporation Attn: Gael Diane Tisack

20090163855 - Infusion system with adaptive user interface: An infusion system with an adaptive user interface is disclosed. The infusion system is interactive with the user and adaptive to the user's needs, incrementally guiding the user to enter information or perform a desired or necessary action in the infusion system. As a result, the user is not required... Agent: Lee, Hong, Degerman, Kang & Waimey

20090163856 - Treatment indications informed by a prior implant information: Systems and methods are described for implementing or deploying therapeutic administration systems for obtaining a priori implant information and signaling a decision whether to initiate implant-site-targeting treatment partly based on the a priori implant information and partly based on one or more other clot-indicative determinants; or obtaining a flow-change-indicative measurement... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

20090163857 - System for detecting and removing a gas bubble from a vascular infusion line: System for detecting and removing gas bubbles from a vascular infusion line, including a cassette adapted for disposition intermediate the fluid line, the cassette including a flexible tube having an inlet port for connection to a supply side of the fluid line, an outlet port configured for connection to a... Agent: Pandiscio & Pandiscio, P.C.

20090163858 - System for detecting and removing a gas bubble from a vascular infusion line: System for detecting and removing gas bubbles from a vascular infusion line, including a cassette adapted for disposition intermediate the fluid line, the cassette including a flexible tube having an inlet port for connection to a supply side of the fluid line, an outlet port configured for connection to a... Agent: Pandiscio & Pandiscio, P.C.

20090163859 - Anti-rotation and removal resistant adapter for use with a syringe: An adapter and syringe assembly is described in this application which includes a syringe and an adapter for anti-rotation, removal resistant connection to the syringe. The syringe has a body defining a fluid reservoir, a plunger assembly including a plunger head dimensioned to be slidably received within the reservoir, a... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20090163860 - Handpiece assembly for articular injection systems: Systems for injecting fluids and/or other materials into a targeted anatomical location, in particular, an intra-articular space, include a handpiece assembly having a proximal end and a distal end, a needle extending from the distal end of the handpiece assembly, a fluid delivery module comprising a cassette and a fluid... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090163861 - Locking clip assembly with spring-loaded collar: A catheter assembly is disclosed which includes a cannula assembly, a locking clip assembly and a housing. The locking clip assembly includes a locking clip, a collar, and a biasing member. The locking clip has a first leg defining a trigger hole and a second leg defining a binding hole.... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20090163862 - Tissue anchoring catheter systems and methods: Catheter systems and methods are disclosed for anchoring the catheter system to tissue, e.g., for delivery of biologic or chemical agents, or other therapeutic fluid during various procedures. An exemplary tissue anchoring catheter comprises an outer catheter shaft connected to a catheter handle. A delivery sheath is provided within the... Agent: Sjm/afd - Trenner

20090163863 - Surgical system having means for stopping vacuum pump: The present invention provides a surgical system 10 for aspiration of a biological material comprising a source of irrigation fluid 24, a collection cassette 30, a pump 40 for creating a vacuum in the collection cassette 30, a handpiece 50 applied to a surgical area for infusing irrigation fluid and... Agent: Bausch & Lomb Incorporated

20090163864 - Method and apparatus for prevention of catheter air intake: A system is disclosed for preventing air from entering a first catheter or cannula of a multi-catheter system. Air is prevented from entering the proximal end of the first catheter by an axially elongate chamber having an impeller, the chamber being affixed to the proximal end of the first catheter.... Agent: Jay A. Lenker

20090163866 - Disposable infusion device negative pressure filling apparatus and method: An infusion system comprises a disposable wearable infusion device having a body arranged to be adhered to a patient's skin and a reservoir for holding a liquid medicament to be infused into the patient and a filler assembly arranged to be detachably received by the infusion device. The filler assembly... Agent: Graybeal Jackson LLP

20090163865 - Disposable infusion device positive pressure filling apparatus and method: An infusion system comprises a disposable wearable infusion device having a body arranged to be adhered to a patient's skin and a reservoir for holding a liquid medicament to be infused into the patient. The infusion system further comprises a filler device arranged to be detachably received by the infusion... Agent: Graybeal Jackson LLP

20090163867 - Injection device: A pen injection device designed for use with dual or multi-chamber cartridges (14), is provided with an extended length plunger (24) having a non-drive portion (24′) on its forward end and the usual screw-threaded drive portion (24′) on its rearward end. This arrangement allows the plunger to be pushed forwardly... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090163868 - Fluid dispensing system: Fluid dispensing system comprising a system of interconnected micro chambers (13) communicating with at least a fluid inlet (22) and with at least a suction port (26). Each micro chamber (13) has an output communicating with a needle (15) and has at least one side defined by a deformable membrane... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090163869 - Variable volume, shape memory actuated insulin dispensing pump: A portable pumping system provides insulin or other drugs to a user. A shape memory element is used to actuate the pump and an intelligent system controls the actuator in order to minimize stresses within the system and provide accurate and reliable dosage delivery. The control system utilizes various types... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20090163870 - Targeting obturator: A medical targeting device includes an elongated body member extending between a distal end and a proximal end. In one embodiment, a three-dimensional targeting region is formed adjacent to the distal end such that the targeting region is formed to be substantially co-planar with an outside surface of the body... Agent: Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20090163871 - Tip shield with gripping surfaces and guard features: An asymmetrical gripping surface is incorporated into a needle shield of an intravenous catheter assembly. The asymmetrical gripping surface provides a gripping position nearer the catheter adapter, catheter and needle tip for improved balance and control of the catheter assembly during insertion of the catheter. Additionally, the asymmetrical gripping surfaces... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20090163872 - Bone cement needle: A needle assembly for dispensing a bone cement mixture is provided. The needle assembly includes a cannula defining an inner lumen, the cannula having an outlet end for dispensing the bone cement mixture from the assembly. The outlet end has at least one tip moveable between an expanded position and... Agent: Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, Mcnett & Henry LLP

20090163873 - Pressure connection device for a guidewire unit: A pressure connection device for a guidewire unit that is operated with a pressure medium is provided. A return valve is mounted in the interior of a distal tube section of a pressure medium tube of the guidewire unit, the return valve opening for introducing the pressure medium into the... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20090163874 - Skin-mountable device in packaging comprising coated seal member: The present invention provides an assembly comprising a skin-mountable device (10) with an adhesive mounting surface (31), the device being arranged in a packaging (20) comprising an opening with a surrounding portion and being closed with a seal member (40) releasably attached to the surrounding portion (22), thereby providing a... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department

20090163876 - Cap assembly for use with a prefilled lock solution syringe: A cap assembly is disclosed for use with a lock solution delivery device. The cap assembly includes a housing defining a receptacle and having an inlet end and an outlet end. A plunger is movable axially within the receptacle from a retracted position to an advanced position and is rotatably... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20090163875 - Safety needle assembly: Provided is a safety needle assembly for protecting a needle point, a safety type needle assembly having a curved portion, to which an erroneous piercing preventing mechanism is added, or a safety type Hoover needle assembly thereby to prevent the piercing accident. The safety needle assembly comprises a needle having... Agent: Dilworth & Barrese, LLP

20090163877 - Cannula for an injection device, the cannula having a tapered end, and a method for manufacturing the same: A cannula (100) for an injection device, the cannula defining a tapered end part termination (102) in a distal end for insertion into the tissue of a living being, wherein the hardness of the cannula decreases in the direction of the distal end. A tool (104) for providing a tapered... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department

20090163878 - Multi-position infusion set device and process: An infusion set for subcutaneous delivery of an infusant. The infusion set may include a base removably attachable to an infusion site and a connector temporarily lockable to the base. The connector can engage the base in a plurality of orientations. The connector locks into the base after at least... Agent: Foley & Lardner

20090163879 - Bulging balloon for bifurcation catheter assembly and methods: A catheter assembly adapted to treat a vessel bifurcation. A balloon member of the catheter assembly includes a main body portion and a cylindrical shaped bulge portion that extends radially outward from the main body portion. The bulge portion extends around a circumference of the main body portion. A stent... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20090163880 - Specialized catheter and method for placement in a bifurcated vessel: A specialized catheter is used in a method to place a stent assembly in a bifurcated vessel in an animal body, such as a human. Primary and secondary guidewires are inserted from a location external of the body through the primary vessel, the secondary guidewire being further inserted into a... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP

20090163881 - Solid type microneedle and methods for preparing it: Disclosed herein are biodegradable solid microneedles and a fabrication method thereof. The microneedles are small in diameter and are long and hard enough to pass through the stratum corneum. Thus, the biodegradable solid microneedles can be used for painless transdermal drug delivery, the detection of biological samples such as blood,... Agent: Ampacc Law Group

20090163882 - Aspiration pump unit: The portable aspiration pump unit of the invention, for the aspiration of bodily fluids, has a pump assembly housing (1) with a pump assembly (6) and at least one secretion or fluid collection reservoir (2) detachably connected to this pump assembly housing (1). The pump assembly housing has a front... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

20090163884 - Catheter assembly with a folded urine collection bag: There is disclosed a catheter assembly comprising a catheter and a receptacle. The receptacle has an elongate pocket, for accommodating at least an insertable end of said catheter, a urine collection bag, having a width extension wider than a greatest width of said elongate pocket, and at least two tab... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090163883 - Kit for collecting stool: A kit for collecting stool, comprising an adapter (1) for connecting the anus or a perianal stoma of a user to a peripheral device, said adapter comprises a flexible adhesive plate (2) having first through going hole, a flexible tube (3) extending from a first opening (11) to a second... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20090163885 - Peelable and flushable ostomy pouch and method of use: An ostomy appliance having a face plate assembly and inner and outer pouches joined thereto, has its outer pouch provided with one or more peripherally-extending sealing seams that allow the walls of the outer pouch to be separated by peeling forces applied in directions transverse to such seam or seams.... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP (hollister)

20090163886 - Coupling assembly: The present invention relates to a coupling assembly such as a coupling assembly for coupling an ostomy bag to a base plate, said base plate being adhered around a stoma. The present invention especially relates to a coupling assembly comprising a first, second and third coupling part, which are coupled... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20090163887 - Odor control cellulose granules with quinone compounds: A cellulose-based granule that functions as a carrier vehicle for an odor control agent is described. The granule has a relatively porous substrate body having a high-surface area of at least about 200 m2/gram, and a quinone compound either adhered to a surface or interfolded among the cellulose-based substrate. The... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc. Catherine E. Wolf

20090163888 - Odor control cellulose-based granules: A cellulose-based granule that functions as a carrier vehicle for an odor control agent is described. The granule has a relatively porous substrate body having a high-surface area of at least about 200 m2/gram, and metal-modified silica particles either adhered to or encapsulated within the cellulose-based substrate. Each of the... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc. Catherine E. Wolf

20090163889 - Biodelivery system for microtransponder array: Methods and devices for hypodermic implanting micro-transponders into a body. The method includes preassembling an array of micro-transponders into a cannula which is configured for tissue penetration and injection.... Agent: David C. Cain

20090163890 - Method and system for accessing, diagnosing and treating target tissue regions within the middle ear and the eustachian tube: Method and systems for accessing a Eustachian tube of a patient are disclosed. The system includes a guide configured for passing into a nasal passage of the patient to position a distal tip of the catheter at or near a Eustachian tube, the guide having distal tip with a bend... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP Acclarent, Inc. (73608)

20090163891 - Catheter having a core wire and a low profile bond: A catheter having a shaft that has at least two spaced-apart lumens is disclosed. A retractable core wire is disposed within at least one of the lumens. The retractable core wire is manipulated by the user to impart variable stiffness to the shaft as the core wire is retracted and... Agent: Cohen & Grigsby, P.C.

20090163892 - Automatic shut-off connector for enteral feeding devices: An in-line connector for use in an enteral feeding system includes a first component connectable to a first feeding device of the feeding system, and a second component connectable to a second feeding device of the feeding system. A releasable coupling is configured between the first and second components, wherein... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.

20090163893 - Surgical drains: Disclosed are surgical drains for use in surgical wounds. The drains are placed in the wound in the body and draw in unwanted bodily material. The drains can be of any shape, but preferably have a generally circular cross section or include a generally flat top surface, a generally flat... Agent: Fennemore Craig

20090163894 - Medical or veterinary digestive tract utilization systems and methods: Systems and methods are described for implementing or deploying medical or veterinary utility modules comprising a first module operable in a digestive or respiratory tract to engage a second module, optionally by a magnetic field. Alternatively or additionally, systems may be operable to remain in situ and also operable to... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

20090163895 - Implantable device for controlled, extended delivery of parathyroid hormone: Method and devices are provided for extended and controlled delivery of parathyroid hormone to a patient. The method includes implanting a medical device into the patient, the medical device comprising a substrate, a plurality of reservoirs in the substrate, a release system contained in each of the reservoirs, wherein the... Agent: Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

  
06/18/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type

20090156975 - Robust system and methods for blood access: Embodiments of the present invention provide robust systems for the removal and subsequent infusion of blood for measurement purposes, and embodiments of the present invention provide methods of operating such systems and providing capabilities such as predicting and avoiding occlusions and/or bubbles, managing occlusions and/or bubbles if they occur, automatic... Agent: V. Gerald Grafe, Esq.

20090156976 - Devices and methods for extracorporeal ablation of circulating cells: Methods and devices are provided for the extracorporeal ablation of target cells circulating in blood of an organism. Exogenous material introduced into the blood preferentially associates with target cells (e.g. cancer cells, bacteria, viruses) in the blood. An extracorporeal continuous flow pathway accesses the patient's blood to apply an external... Agent: HoustonIPDepartment Jackson Walker L.L.P.

20090156977 - Urinary stent: A urinary stent includes an elongate member that defines a lumen extending therethrough and that is configured to be disposed at least partially within a prostatic portion of a urethra of a patient. The elongate member includes a collapsible portion disposed at a proximal end portion of the elongate member.... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group

20090156978 - Arterio-venous shunt devices: A long-term implantable arterio-venous shunt device is provided that can be used as a therapeutic method. The shunt device is implanted between an artery and a vein, preferably between the aorta and the inferior vena cava. The shunt device decreases the systemic vascular resistance and allows a blood flow rate... Agent: Bell & Associates

20090156979 - Tampon: A tampon comprising an absorbent core and a partially impermeable layer, where said absorbent core have a mantle area, an insertion end area, and a withdrawal end area is disclosed. The tampon further comprises an active layer, and said partially impermeable layer is arranged on at least a part of... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090156980 - Device and methods for treating paranasal sinus conditions: Described here are paranasal sinus devices for treating paranasal sinus conditions. The devices include a cavity member, ostial member, and nasal portion. One or more of the cavity member, ostial member, and nasal portion may deliver an active agent for sustained release to treat the paranasal sinus condition. Exemplary paranasal... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20090156981 - Flexible catheter for high-frequency therapy of biological tissue and method of using same: A catheter for the high-frequency therapy of body lumens has a flexible shaft tube (16) of preferably biocompatible plastic material, which is connected to a distal end portion in the region of the distal end of the catheter. A proximal part (14.p) of the distal end portion (14), that projects... Agent: Ware Fressola Van Der Sluys & Adolphson, LLP

20090156983 - Rheolytic thrombectomy catheter with self-inflating distal balloon: The devices of the present disclosure are rheolytic thrombectomy catheters with a self-inflating distal balloon. A self-inflating balloon is located distal to an inflow gap or orifice and distal to a fluid jet emanator, which self-inflating balloon is inflated and expanded by the utilization of internal operating forces consisting of... Agent: Gregory L Bradley Medrad Inc

20090156982 - Transdermal treatment device and method: A treatment device for treating a medical condition comprises a composition selected for its ability to treat the medical condition, the composition being formulated for transdermal delivery. A portable container is provided which comprises a body for accommodating the composition in a sealed arrangement, a frangible seal on the container... Agent: Colin P. Abrahams

20090156984 - Dual lumen gastrointestinal feeding and aspirating device: A dual lumen gastrointestinal feeding and aspirating device includes an aspiration channel which carries a feeding channel. The aspiration channel has a distal opening with a larger size than that of the feeding channel so it can operate more effectively as a stent and accommodate larger sized instruments. The distal... Agent: Schmeiser Olsen & Watts

20090156985 - Ophthalmic surgical cassette and system: An ophthalmic surgical system 10 for aspirating fluids and tissue away from a patient's eye comprising a surgical handpiece 12, a cassette 14, and a control console 16. Ophthalmic cassette 14 includes a first cassette portion 20 for attachment to a pump 24, a second cassette portion 22 for attachment... Agent: Bausch & Lomb Incorporated

20090156986 - Rotator cuff patch delivery device: A device for delivering an allograft patch through a cannula provides for feeding of the device and the allograft patch through the cannula and provides for deploying of the allograft patch after feeding through the cannula.... Agent: Dicke, Billig & Czaja

20090156987 - Apparatus and method of delivery of substances into target tissue: A barrel having a sharp cutting end is inserted into an animal body to form a channel connected to a pocket in the target tissue. A piston head mounted in the barrel has a chamber housing a solid element which contains a substance for treating the target tissue. Means associated... Agent: Marvin E. Jacobs, Esq.

20090156988 - Circulatory monitoring systems and methods: Systems and methods are described for obtaining and acting upon information indicative of circulatory health and related phenomena in human beings or other subjects. Some involve implementing or deploying therapeutic administration systems, for example, for obtaining a priori implant information and signaling a decision whether to initiate implant-site-targeting treatment partly... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

20090156989 - Disposable infusion device with refill prevention: A wearable infusion device prevents reservoir refilling. The device includes a base adapted to be adhered to a patient's skin, a reservoir that holds a liquid medicament, and a cannula that delivers liquid medicament from the reservoir to the patient. The device further includes a fill port communicating with the... Agent: Graybeal Jackson LLP

20090156991 - Communication of original and updated pump parameters for a medical infusion pump: Methods and systems of patient treatment are disclosed. The methods and systems include use of medical device informatics to modify and validate therapies and drugs used in those therapies. In certain embodiments, a medical device, such as a medical infusion pump, interfaces with a server to administer the patient treatments.... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20090156990 - Portable infusion pump and media player: Some embodiments of a portable infusion pump system can be configured to deliver medicine (e.g., insulin or the like) to a user and to deliver media content to a user. The media content can include, for example, MP3 music and other audio/video data stored in a memory device in the... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090156992 - Needle-free injection device and priming system: Needle-free injection devices having a delivery system to effect an injection and a body configured to house the delivery system. The delivery system includes an injectate assembly adapted to house a volume of liquid and a drive assembly adapted to expel the volume of liquid from the injectate assembly. In... Agent: Kolisch Hartwell, P.C.

20090156993 - Breast milk collection and storage device: In a preferred embodiment, the present invention includes a breastmilk collection and storage device that contours to the natural form of a female human breast and consists of an outer layer, an inner layer and a sterile collection bag. Designed to fit under any standard brassiere, the device provides an... Agent: Peter A. Haas, Esquire

20090156994 - Pharmaceutical compound to prevent and treat focal tissular lesions and infections, method and applicators: A therapeutic compound, methods and applicators to prevent and treat focal tissular lesions and infections in mammals is made by the mixture of an antiseptic powder and an antiseptic liquid, wherein the compound may be employed for an “assisted integration” through the “bone socket arrangement” pre or post-implantation by medication... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain

20090156995 - Steerable access sheath and methods of use: The present invention provides devices, systems, methods and kits for endoscopically accessing a body cavity and providing a directed pathway toward a target tissue within the cavity. The directed pathway is provided by an access sheath which is positioned in a desired configuration, generally directed toward the target tissue. Depending... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP/evalve Inc. (020489)

20090156996 - Method and apparatus for endoscopically treating rectal prolapse: e

20090156997 - Rotator cuff patch delivery device: A device for delivering an allograft patch through a cannula provides for feeding of the device and the allograft patch through the cannula and provides for deploying of the allograft patch after feeding through the cannula.... Agent: Dicke, Billig & Czaja

20090156998 - Catheter having transitioning shaft segments: A catheter having shaft segments which are joined together by a strong bond providing a low profile shaft section with a flexibility transition and/or a compositional transition. A balloon catheter embodying features of the invention has a distal tip member and a coupling band member surrounding a junction of an... Agent: Fulwider Patton, LLP (abbott)

20090156999 - Coil member for a medical device: A coil for use in a medical device. The coil includes a plurality of coil windings or turns, wherein adjacent coil windings are connected together at a plurality of discrete connection locations to increase the torsional rigidity and torque transmitting properties of the coil without sacrificing the flexibility characteristics of... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20090157000 - Barrier system to reduce the rates of line-related infections: A barrier system is provided for use in reducing infections associated with a percutaneous medical device, such as a catheter, that is disposed within a percutaneous incision. Such a barrier system can include: a barrier device having a skin-contacting surface and a catheter-receiving surface; and an adhesive composition configured for... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20090157001 - Recessed electrodes for sensing flow in ophthalmic surgical system: A flow measurement device 100 is provided that includes an electrode terminal chamber 102 with an inlet 104 in communication with a flow channel 108 for receiving fluid and viscoelastic material aspirated from a surgical site, and an outlet 106 that tapers into a flow channel 108. The outlet 108... Agent: Bausch & Lomb Incorporated

20090157002 - Catheter having communicating lumens: A catheter having a plurality of longitudinal lumens for removing biological, natural and/or man-made materials from cavities, ducts, vessels, or other locations in a patient's body. The multi-lumen catheter comprises a longitudinally-extending suction lumen with suction holes through which materials pass into the lumen in response to suction forces generated... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP

20090157003 - Method and apparatus for occlusion prevention and remediation: A catheter occlusion prevention or remediation system for use with catheter-based therapeutic or medical liquid delivery to a patient. The system is an adjunct to a catheter liquid delivery arrangement that typically includes an infusion pump hooked to the patient. The system includes a drive that displaces a pulse effector... Agent: Boyle Fredrickson S.c.

20090157005 - Hydraulically actuated pump for long duration medicament administration: Presently disclosed is a hydraulic pump device and its use thereof, especially in a fluid delivery system. In one embodiment, the fluid delivery system is an inexpensive, single-use device for slow dosing medicament applications. The fluid delivery system may employ a spring-compressed bellows crank or other combination of simple mechanisms... Agent: Morse, Barnes-brown & Pendleton, P.C. Attn:IPManager

20090157004 - Non-magnetic medical infusion device: Liquid infusion apparatus includes non-magnetic materials in a pumping structure and drive motor therefor, and in a controller that supplies drive signals to the motor to facilitate convenient operation in intense magnetic fields without distorting the magnetic fields and without radiating objectionable radio-frequency interference. A non-MRI-compatible liquid infusion apparatus is... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090157006 - Introducer assembly with cap and method of using same: An introducer sheath assembly (10) having a sheath tube (12), a hub (16), a valve (30) and a valve-retaining cap (50) on the proximal end of the hub. The cap (50) is so secured to the hub (16) as to have a closed, locked position and also an open position... Agent: Fox Rothschild LLP Blue Bell

20090157007 - Anti-occlusion catheter adapter: A support device for preventing an occlusion of a catheter's root region including an extended, flexible member extending from an end of a catheter adapter. The flexible extension is tapered such that additional support is provided to the portions of the root region most susceptible to an occlusion. Additionally, the... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20090157008 - Sterile kit containing silicone gel for stereotaxy: particularly a kit (K), which consists basically of a syringe (1), filled with silicone gel (2) (PMDS), which is supplied with or without a needle (3), and is appropriate for the stereotaxy procedure, showing an excellent radiological contrast and macroscopic locator in a histopathological test. The kit is completely sterile,... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090157009 - Needle and cover device for a safety syringe: A needle and cover device is mounted detachably on a barrel with a plunger to form a safety syringe and has a needle member and a cover member. The needle member is mounted on the barrel and has a needle hub and a needle. The needle hub has a cylinder,... Agent: Patent, Copyright & Trademark Law Group

20090157010 - Stick-resistant medication administration system: A medication administration system is provided whereby a user can administer medication via intravenous, intramuscular, or subcutaneous routes from a single device in a safe and controlled manner, and without the danger of a needle-stick injury. The system essentially consists of a syringe-like device that is a closed system having... Agent: Raymond R. Ferrera

20090157011 - Safety needle assembly: A safety needle assembly is disclosed which includes a housing, a needle extending distally from the housing, a slide member positioned within the housing and configured to move distally about the needle and at least one actuation member. The actuation member is supported on the housing and has a proximal... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20090157012 - Syringe with extendable and retractable needle: A syringe for use with a carpule and needle is provided. The syringe comprises: (i) a holder for accepting the carpule, the holder comprising at least two linearly disposed first mating members; (ii) a plunger for engagement with the holder; and (iii) a shell for slidably housing the holder, the... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman, LLP

20090157013 - Needle safety device: A needle guard having a housing defining an interior cavity, and a transitional member disposed within the interior cavity is disclosed. The transitional member includes a pivoting arm having a first end and a second end, the first end adjacent an interior portion of the housing. The transitional member also... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20090157014 - Device for enabling repeated access to a vessel: An implantable prosthesis with at least one fenestration in a side wall of that prosthesis is disclosed. The fenestration provides an access port through which a medical device (such as a needle or a cannula) can be directed to enable access to the lumen of the blood vessel which the... Agent: Cook Group Patent Office

20090157015 - Apparatus and method of applying sunscreen or similar liquid: A central body or device adapted to take payment in a variety of means and dispense sunscreen, insect repellant, hand sanitizers, or similar lotions, gels, or liquids. The sunscreen (or similar lotion, gel or liquid) may be dispensed in foil packets, plastic bladders, gel packs, or similar containers, or may... Agent: W. Edward Ramage

20090157016 - Suctioning system, method and kit: A suction head in fluid communication with a pump head provides a sub-ambient working pressure to a target area, enabling drainage thereof to a waste container. A passive pressure regulation system enables the working pressure to be maintained at a desired level. A monitoring system for a suction system is... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20090157017 - Bioresorbable foaming tissue dressing: Provided is a flowable bioresorbable tissue dressing comprising a gas-forming porogen and a gel or gel-forming solution. Also provided is kits for preparing the above-described tissue dressing. Further provided are methods of treating a tissue site of a mammal with the above dressing. Also provided is a reduced pressure delivery... Agent: Kinetic Concepts, Inc. C/o Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20090157018 - Air separator for ophthalmic surgical system: An air bubble separator is provided for ophthalmic surgical systems, which includes a housing 102 having a diagonally-oriented flow channel 110 and a vertically-oriented flow channel 130 adjoining the diagonally oriented channel. The diagonally-oriented flow channel 110 has a downstream portion 112 disposed downstream of the vertically-oriented flow channel 130,... Agent: Bausch & Lomb Incorporated

20090157019 - Drainage pump unit: The drainage pump unit according to the invention for aspirating body fluids by means of a suction pump comprises a drainage pump device with a pump housing (4) for receiving the suction pump, and a fluid collection container (5) that can be secured releasably on the pump housing (4). The... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

20090157021 - Articles with informative patterns, and methods of making the same: A plurality of graphical elements form optical illusions associated with consumer products to aid in conveying visual perception of desired features. The optical illusions may provide perceptions of motion and/or elevation deviation into or out of a surface. Further, graphical elements sharing a single common color tone may create one... Agent: Christopher M. Goff (27839) Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20090157020 - Film formed from a blend of biodegradable aliphatic-aromatic copolyesters: A film that is formed from a biodegradable polymer blend of different aliphatic-aromatic copolyesters is provided. More specifically, the blend contains a first copolyester formed from a terephthalic acid monomer. The use of a terephthalic acid monomer results in a polymer chain containing 1,4-(para-) terephthalate units linked in a generally... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.

20090157022 - Absorbent articles having a wetness indicator: Absorbent articles including a wetness indicator are generally described. The wetness indicator of the present invention is configured to expand toward the skin of the wearer (i.e., in the z-direction of the absorbent article perpendicular to the plane of the absorbent article) upon contact with a liquid. However, the expansion... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.

20090157026 - Colostomy alert device and method: A method and apparatus for alerting a colostomate or medical attendant to the presence of fecal matter. The device includes a hollow plug detachably securable to a flexible port positioned about the stoma. The port carries an alarm circuit which is triggered when fecal matter enters the plug lumen which... Agent: Hoffman, Wasson & Gitler, P.C.

20090157024 - Hydration test devices: In accordance with one embodiment of the present disclosure, a lateral flow assay device for determining the ionic strength of urine is described. The device includes a buffering zone having a polyelectrolyte disposed therein, and an indicator zone having a pH indicator non-diffusively immobilized therein, the indicator zone being separate... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.

20090157023 - Urine volume hydration test devices: In accordance with one embodiment of the present disclosure, a method for quantitatively or semi-quantitatively determining the volume of a test sample of urine is provided. The method includes contacting the test sample with a fluidic medium of a lateral flow device having a volume indicator disposed thereon and determining... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.

20090157025 - Wetness sensors: In accordance with one embodiment of the present disclosure a method for detecting the presence of urine is described. The method includes providing a urine indicating sensor with a porous matrix, the matrix having a pH indicator non-diffusively immobilized thereon, the pH indicator being capable of a color transition when... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.

20090157027 - Absorbent article with water-absorbing agent or agents: An absorbent article comprising an absorbent core, which comprises a primary water-absorbing agent that can serve as a acquisition and preferably temporarily storage material for fluids, such as urine, and that has a CRC of up to 20 g/g and that comprises a compound that includes a constitutional unit derived... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20090157028 - Belted absorbent garment and method for making and testing: An absorbent garment having belt sections attached to the waist portion of a first body panel and fastened together by a first fastener, a second body panel at its waist portion being provided with a second fastener adapted to be fastened to at least one of the belt sections; wherein... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090157030 - Compression resistant nonwovens: A sanitary napkin comprising a topsheet comprising a plurality of discrete tufts of fibrous material, wherein the topsheet has a density of less than 0.027 g/cc under a load of 0.004 psi, and a density of less than 0.068 at a load of 0.23 psi.... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20090157029 - Incontinence article in the form of pants: The invention concerns an incontinence article (2) in the form of pants, for receiving body excrements, comprising a front belly section (4) and a rear back section (6) which are connected to each other at side seam areas (14) on both sides during production to form a belly and back... Agent: Dreiss, Fuhlendorf, Steimle & Becker

20090157031 - Absorbent article comprising a containment flap having an elastic member and a resilient member: Containment flaps comprising an elastic member and a resilient member are disclosed. When employed in a disposable absorbent article, the resilient member is adapted to be disposed between the elastic member and the body surface of the wearer of the disposable absorbent article. The resilient member serves to help make... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc. Catherine E. Wolf

20090157032 - Absorbant articles having a compressed tablet: Absorbent articles including a compressed tablet are generally described. The compressed tablet of the present invention is configured to expand toward the skin of the wearer (i.e., in the z-direction of the absorbent article perpendicular to the plane of the absorbent article) upon contact with a liquid. However, the expansion... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.

20090157033 - Individually packaged disposable absorbent article: Disposable absorbent articles, typically sanitary napkins and the like, which are individually packaged prior to use.... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20090157035 - Absorbent article with composite sheet comprising elastic material: A process is claimed for making a composite sheet useful as topsheet with one or more openings to receive fecal material useful for an absorbent article, said composite sheet comprising a wrinkled, patterned elasticized region that comprises a patterned first sheet and an elastic material said first sheet being patterned... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20090157036 - Absorbent article with composite sheet comprising elastic material: A process is claimed for making a composite sheet useful for an absorbent article, the composite sheet comprising a wrinkled, patterned elasticized region that comprises a patterned first sheet and an elastic material, the first sheet being patterned with troughs, that are typically compacter, i.e. of higher density, prior to... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20090157034 - Absorbent article having a functional and partially encircling waistband: Absorbent articles are disclosed having extended waistbands. More particularly, the absorbent articles include a back waistband and/or a front waistband that encircle a portion of the circumference of the waist opening. The absorbent article includes a front portion attached to a back portion by a pair of stretchable side areas.... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.

20090157037 - Inhalation drug delivery: Described here are unit dose containers, methods, and kits for treating asthma and other pulmonary conditions by nebulization. The unit doses of active agents are provided in a low volume formulation, which results in faster nebulization of the unit doses. The containers are also formed to minimize internal surface area... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20090157039 - Injection device and ampoule unit: The invention relates to an injection device for the needle-free injection of a medium. Said injection device comprises an injector device and an ampoule unit, said ampoule unit comprising a base (4) holding the medium to be injected. Said base comprises a jacket (5) which exerts pressure on the base,... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20090157038 - Poultry vaccination apparatus and method: An apparatus for providing multiple vaccinations of poultry simultaneously is described. A neck injection, breast injection, two wing injections, and an eye mist or drop may be performed in one operation. The apparatus holds the bird in position for precise location of injections, thereby reducing wasted vaccine. The risk of... Agent: J. Charles Dougherty

20090157040 - Differential pressure based flow sensor assembly for medication delivery monitoring and method of using the same: A differential pressure based flow sensor assembly and method of using the same to determine the rate of fluid flow in a fluid system. The sensor assembly comprises a disposable portion, and a reusable portion. A flow restricting element is positioned along a fluid flow passage between an inlet and... Agent: Brian R. Woodworth

20090157041 - Microneedel-based pen device for drug delivery and method for using same: A system and method is provided for an injectable substance delivery pen comprising a microneedle hub assembly removably engaged with a pen device body which includes a cartridge, a plunger, and a drive mechanism. The hub assembly includes at least one microneedle for intradermal or shallow subcutaneous injection of the... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20090157043 - Low profile agent delivery perfusion catheter having a funnel shaped membrane: An agent delivery catheter and method configured to deliver an agent to an inner surface of a patient's body lumen wall by forming a funnel shaped agent containment chamber around at least one portion of the inner surface of the body lumen wall, while minimizing ischemic conditions during the procedure.... Agent: Fulwider Patton, LLP (abbott)

20090157042 - Methods, devices and compositions for controlled drug delivery to injured myocardium: A method for modulating remodeling of an infarct region of a myocardium, the method including the controlled local delivery of therapeutic agent(s) employing microparticles as a carrier, and devices and compositions relating thereto.... Agent: Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.

20090157044 - Epidural administration systems: The invention relates to improved equipment for the administrations of epidural anaesthetic and to novel methods of administration using the same. Improvements include a needle configured for reduced incidence of post dural puncture headaches, an improved sensitivity loss of resistance syringe and a novel cannula which in one form readily... Agent: Factor & Lake, Ltd

20090157045 - Guidewire compatible port and method for inserting the same: An access port assembly having an attachable catheter allows for inserting a guidewire into the catheter to aid in the placement of the integral catheter while still attached to the access port assembly. A method is described for placing an access port fixedly attached to a catheter into a patient... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP

20090157046 - Methods and compositions for the repair and/or regeneration of damaged myocardium using cytokines and variants thereof: Methods, compositions, and kits for repairing damaged myocardium and/or myocardial cells including the administration of cytokines, variants of cytokines, cardiac stem cells, or combinations thereof are disclosed and claimed. In addition, methods, compositions, and kits for forming coronary vasculature including the administration of cytokines, variants of cytokines, cardiac stem cells,... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group

20090157049 - Catheter assemblies for controlled movement of fluid: A catheter assembly for infusion or aspiration of an internal body site includes a catheter comprised of a tubular sidewall extending between a proximal end and an opposing distal end, the sidewall bounding a lumen. At least one port is formed on the catheter so as to communicate with the... Agent: Medicinelodge Inc.

20090157047 - Medical device coatings and methods of forming such coatings: Disclosed are coatings for medical devices. The medical device can have a surface. The coatings can have a first and a second layer. The first layer can be disposed on at least a portion of the surface of the medical device, and the first layer can comprise a first copolymer.... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20090157048 - Spiral cut hypotube: A medical device such as a catheter may have an elongate shaft that includes a hypotube having a helical cutting formed therein. The elongate shaft may define a lumen that extends within the elongate shaft. An electroactive polymer may be disposed over at least a portion of the hypotube. A... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20090157051 - Catheter with open faced end portion: A vascular access catheter that has a substantially distal end portion that has a distal tip. The distal end portion has a sloped face in the distal portion of the catheter, an outflow lumen aperture, and a second inflow lumen aperture. The outflow lumen aperture is substantially completely open in... Agent: Angiodynamics, Inc.

20090157050 - Guide wire: [Solving Means] The guide wire 1 has a wire body 10 including a first wire 2 disposed on the distal side and a second wire 4 joined to the proximal end of the first wire 2, and a helical coil 5 is disposed at a distal part of the wire... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090157052 - Catheter-to-extension tube assembly and method of making same: A catheter assembly (10) having a catheter (12) with lumens (20a,20b), extension tubes (14a,14b) and a hub (16). Distal ends (36) of the extension tubes and the proximal end (24) of the catheter are secured in and to the hub. Fittings (50) are first affixed in the distal ends of... Agent: Fox Rothschild LLP Blue Bell

20090157053 - System and method for implanting a catheter: A system for implanting a catheter in a urethra. The system includes a catheter having a valve disposed at a distal portion of the catheter. The valve may be operable in response to an external magnetic field. The system also includes a tool having a tip member extending into an... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug

20090157056 - Circulatory monitoring systems and methods: Systems and methods are described for obtaining and acting upon information indicative of circulatory health and related phenomena in human beings or other subjects. Some involve implementing or deploying therapeutic administration systems, for example, for obtaining a priori implant information and signaling a decision whether to initiate implant-site-targeting treatment partly... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

20090157057 - Circulatory monitoring systems and methods: Systems and methods are described for obtaining and acting upon information indicative of circulatory health and related phenomena in human beings or other subjects. Some involve implementing or deploying therapeutic administration systems, for example, for obtaining a priori implant information and signaling a decision whether to initiate implant-site-targeting treatment partly... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

20090157058 - Circulatory monitoring systems and methods: Systems and methods are described for obtaining and acting upon information indicative of circulatory health and related phenomena in human beings or other subjects. Some involve implementing or deploying therapeutic administration systems, for example, for obtaining a priori implant information and signaling a decision whether to initiate implant-site-targeting treatment partly... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

20090157054 - Treatment indications informed by a priori implant information: Systems and methods are described for implementing or deploying therapeutic administration systems for obtaining a priori implant information and signaling a decision whether to initiate implant-site-targeting treatment partly based on the a priori implant information and partly based on one or more other clot-indicative determinants; or obtaining a flow-change-indicative measurement... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

20090157055 - Treatment indications informed by a priori implant information: Systems and methods are described for implementing or deploying therapeutic administration systems for obtaining a priori implant information and signaling a decision whether to initiate implant-site-targeting treatment partly based on the a priori implant information and partly based on one or more other clot-indicative determinants: or obtaining a flow-change-indicative measurement... Agent: Searete LLC

  
06/11/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type

20090149795 - Method and apparatus for blood withdrawal and infusion using a pressure controller: A method and apparatus for controlling blood withdrawal and infusion flow rate with the use of a pressure controller. The pressure controller uses pressure targets based upon occlusion limits that are calculated as a function of flow. The controller has the ability to switch from controlling withdrawal pressure to controlling... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090149798 - Implant system for chemical modulation of neural activity: Methods and related systems for modulating neural activity by repetitively blocking conduction in peripheral neural structures with chemical blocking agents are disclosed. Implantable systems for delivery of chemical blocking agents are disclosed. Methods and systems for reversing effects of chemical blocking agents and/or for producing substantially permanent conduction block are... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

20090149800 - Iontophoretic drug delivery device and software application: The iontophoretic drug delivery system includes electrodes controlled by a microprocessor controller to drive charged molecules contained in a drug reservoir through the skin into the issues of a patient. The iontophoretic drug delivery system further includes an antenna connected to the programmable microprocessor. The antenna allows for the programming... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20090149799 - Method for chemical modulation of neural activity: Methods and related systems for modulating neural activity by repetitively blocking conduction in peripheral neural structures with chemical blocking agents are disclosed. Methods and systems for reversing effects of chemical blocking agents and/or for producing substantially permanent conduction block are also disclosed.... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

20090149797 - System for reversible chemical modulation of neural activity: Methods and related systems for modulating neural activity by repetitively blocking conduction in peripheral neural structures with chemical blocking agents are disclosed. Methods and systems for reversing effects of chemical blocking agents and/or for producing substantially permanent conduction block are also disclosed.... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

20090149796 - Use of iontophoresis and ultrasound to deliver melanin or other chromophores for laser hair removal: The method disclosed includes combining iontophoresis and ultrasound to deliver the appropriate chromophores to blonde, grey, white, vellus, and other non-pigmented or laser resistant hair follicles to facilitate photothermolysis hair removal using a laser, Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), a combination of laser and RF energy, or a combination of IPL... Agent: Guerry L. Grune

20090149801 - Method of inducing transverse motion in langevin type transducers using split electroding of ceramic elements: A Langevin transducer horn uses split electroding or selective electroding of transducer elements and phase relationships of the voltages applied thereto to determine the relative longitudinal and flexural/transverse motion induced in the tip of the horn.... Agent: BatemanIPLaw Group

20090149802 - Surgical system including a trap for noise-inducing materials: The present invention provides a surgical system 10 a source of irrigation fluid 20, a collection cassette 30, a handpiece 50 applied to a surgical area for infusing irrigation fluid and for aspirating a biological material, first and second conduits (60 and 62) connecting the handpiece 50 to each of... Agent: Bausch & Lomb Incorporated

20090149803 - 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.

20090149804 - Mother's milk container closure and attachment assembly: An integral container closure securely seals the contents, such as breastmilk, within a container as well as provides for the rotary attachment of the container to other structures such as a breastpump.... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

20090149805 - Dual-function catheter handle: A dual function catheter handle is provided for simultaneous movement of two control wires. The catheter handle has a handle housing having proximal and distal ends and a generally hollow interior. A core is mounted in the interior of the handle housing, the core having a longitudinal slot therethrough. A... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20090149806 - Embolism filter with self-deployable guidewire stop: An embolism filter adapted to selectively stop an embolism filter along a length of guidewire, including a filter adapted to encircle a guidewire and at least one self-deploying stop attached to the filter and which selectively stops movement of said filter.... Agent: Rissman Hendricks & Oliverio, LLP

20090149807 - Exhaust-pressure-operated balloon catheter system: An exhaust-pressure-operated balloon catheter system which is a cross stream thrombectomy catheter, such as, but not limited to, an Angiojet® catheter with a flexible and expandable balloon, wherein the balloon is formed from and is continuous with the catheter tube which, in part, forms the cross stream thrombectomy catheter, wherein... Agent: Gregory L Bradley Medrad Inc

20090149808 - Rapid exchange balloon catheter and method for making same: A rapid exchange balloon catheter having a proximal end and a distal end, said catheter comprising: a tubular metal shaft body extending from the proximal end along a majority of the total length and having an inflation lumen arranged therein, a plastics distal end portion bonded to the metal body... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20090149810 - Implantable infusion devices including apparatus for confirming fluid flow and systems, apparatus and methods associated with same: Implantable infusion apparatus, systems and methods that involve the use of a sensor that is associated with the catheter outlet.... Agent: Henricks Slavin And Holmes, LLP Advanced Bionics Corporation

20090149809 - Overlapping display: A device for administering an injectable product including a housing, a viewing element formed on or in the housing to create a view area, an emptying display movable inside and/or relative to the housing at least partially in or through the view area, and a view release member movable relative... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department

20090149811 - Fluid volume measurement device for medical use: Medical device for the delivery and/or the extraction of fluid to and/or from a patient, said medical device comprising a pumping unit (1) for pumping a fluid, a warming chamber (2) with an inlet (3) and an outlet (4) and containing a heating element (5) for warming said fluid, fluid... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090149812 - Needle guidance apparatus: The present invention relates to a needle guidance apparatus. The needle guidance apparatus comprises a needle guide configured for location in relation to a site on the human or animal body. The needle guidance apparatus is also configured to cooperate with a needle such that the needle is moveable at... Agent: Pepper Hamilton LLP

20090149813 - Trocar seal with reduced contact area: Seal assemblies or valves, generally for use in trocar assemblies, are provided for reducing the amount of contact between an instrument being passed into and out of a trocar assembly and an inner surface of a sealing wall of such seal assemblies or valves. In one exemplary embodiment a valve... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery/nutter, Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20090149814 - Catheter stress reliever and stabilizer: A stabilization and support for a catheter provides stress distribution for the loads otherwise imposed by the catheter interface hardware such as the base and hub components that may otherwise cause stresses in the skin and associated damage and sores. A mount is sized to support a catheter installation extending... Agent: Pate Pierce & Baird

20090149815 - Medication dosing system based upon patient classification codes: Medication dosing system for one or more medications based on patient classification codes and standardized dosage units, where the patient classification codes are correlated with one or more characteristics of the patient, such as weight or age, and each medication is formulated so that the dosage unit for the classification... Agent: Collen A. Beard Kiel Laboratories, Inc.

20090149816 - Low extractable, thermoplastic syringe and tip cap: A prefilled syringe and syringe assembly having a syringe and a tip cap are produced from materials that do not interfere with the substance contained in the syringe and enable long term storage. The tip cap is made from a blend of a cyclic olefin polymer or copolymer and a... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20090149817 - Pre-filled hypodermic syringe fitted with a stoppering device: A pre-filled hypodermic syringe includes a tubular body having two open ends and containing a fluid to be administered to a patient; a plunger which, having at one of its ends a piston mounted to slide in the tubular body, passes through the opening of the first end of the... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090149818 - Apparatus and method for application of a pharmaceutical to the tympanic membrane for photodynamic laser myringotomy: A packaged kit for performing a photodynamic laser myringotomy includes a plurality of ear needles having different shaped absorbent applicators on distal ends of the needles, a vial of a single dose of an otologic formulation of mitomycin-C, a diluent carrier containing sterilized water, and a syringe. The component parts... Agent: Thompson Coburn LLP

20090149819 - Device for reducing microbial contamination: A medical device for use in connection with a connector of an indwelling line for cleansing a surface of a septum of the connector is provided. The medical device includes a housing including a proximal portion defining a cavity containing a quantity of microbial reducing agent, a distal portion defining... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20090149820 - Cardiovascular access catheter with slit valve: Two-way, three-position and one-way, two-position slit valves in cardiovascular access catheters with closed distal ends have slit geometries configured to overcome adhesion between opposed abutting slit faces, when pressure differentials are applied between the interior and the exterior of the catheter. Portions of the slit are oriented at a non-zero... Agent: Rutan & Tucker, LLP.

20090149822 - Apparatus having a fibrous skin-contactable element containing an agent: The invention features an apparatus for delivering mechanical energy to an expanse of skin, wherein the apparatus includes: (a) a skin-contactable element having a skin-contactable surface, wherein the skin-contactable element includes an agent selected from the group consisting of a benefit agent, an apparatus-enhancing agent, and combinations thereof; (b) a... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090149821 - Novel portable electrochemical devices for dual action wound healing: A portable, self-contained device is described for the topical application of oxygen and the removal of wound exudates to promote the healing of skin wounds. The device includes a wound dressing that incorporates at least one electrochemical cell for generating oxygen. The device can regulate the supply of oxygen to... Agent: Fay Sharpe LLP

20090149823 - Application of polymeric materials to screens to facilitate hemostasis and wound healing: This invention relates in general to a method and device for facilitating hemostasis and wound healing. In particular, the invention relates to the device comprising a polymeric material disposed on a scaffold that facilitates hemostasis and wound healing. Specifically, the invention contemplates the use of such scaffolds in conjunction with... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20090149824 - Bowel management system: A bowel management system includes a waste collection catheter having at least two distinct sections. The first section is patient proximal when disposed in the patient's rectum and has durometer hardness in the range of about 50A to about 90A. The second catheter section is connected to the first section... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP (hollister)

20090149826 - Absorbent article having a sensor: A method for detecting and conveying an alarm signal, when an absorbent article is unfastened or, completely removed from the body of the wearer. The method is intended to be used in parallel with a method for detecting wetness in the absorbent article and further relates to an integrated detection-and-alarm... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090149825 - System for detection of unfastening or removal of absorbent article from the body: A method for detecting and conveying an alarm signal, when an absorbent article is unfastened or, completely removed from the body of the wearer. The method is intended to be used in parallel with a method for detecting wetness in the absorbent article and further relates to an integrated detection-and-alarm... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090149827 - Disposable undergarment with stretch areas for optimal fit: A disposable incontinent underwear product can comprise areas having different stretch characteristics and thereby fit persons of varying body shape in a more comfortable and/or visually appealing manner. Additionally, in some embodiments, the different areas of stretch can aid in positioning absorbent components, such as an absorbent insert or core... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.

20090149828 - Stretched, necked, unitary garment and a method of manufacturing same: An absorbent article can utilize a chassis design comprising a unitary inner layer and an expandable absorbent assembly attached to the inner layer, with the inner layer including elasticized portions so that the absorbent article conforms to the body of a person wearing the article. The expandable absorbent assembly can... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.

20090149829 - Ophthalmic fluid delivery system: A method of safely delivering an ophthalmic fluid to an eye, the method including targeting the eye with an ophthalmic fluid misting device and activating an ultrasonic generator to deliver the ophthalmic fluid from the ophthalmic fluid misting device across a space between the misting device and the eye. The... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090149830 - Intelligent needle technology for acupuncture and injection of cosmetic preparations subcutaneously: Intelligent needles comprise a needle for insertion into the skin to deposit a substance that causes plumping of the skin. The penetration depth of the needle may be adjusted automatically in conjunction with a sensor mechanism that determines a depth the needle can penetrate without contacting blood vessels. Methods of... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.C.

20090149831 - Polymeric microspheres for treatment of obesity: A system for treating obesity, comprises an injectable compound for intramuscular administration in a pyloric sphincter, the injectable compound including a plurality of microspheres and a fluid carrier in which the microspheres are suspended. The system further comprises an injection device having flexibility sufficient to pass through a working channel... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP

20090149832 - Apparatus and methods for fluid transfer via subcutaneous port: A device for providing access to an implantable fluid transfer port, comprises a needle extending to a distal end insertable into body to enter a reservoir of a port implanted therein and an actuation member extending through a lumen of the needle from an actuator which remains external to a... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP

20090149833 - Implantable drug delivery device and methods for treatment of the bladder and other body vesicles or lumens: An implantable medical device is provided for controlled drug delivery within the bladder, or other body vesicle. The device may include at least one drug reservoir component comprising a drug; and a vesicle retention frame which comprises an elastic wire having a first end, an opposing second end, and an... Agent: Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

20090149835 - Medical device including a metallic substrate component attached to a polymeric component and associated methods: A medical device including a medical device metallic substrate component, with perforations therethrough, attached to a medical device polymeric component abutting the thin metallic film component. The medical device also includes a polymeric sleeve covering the perforations and at least a portion of the polymeric component abutting the metallic substrate... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090149834 - Reinforced enteral feeding catheter: An enteral feeding catheter includes inner and outer layers of tubes and a spring positioned between them. The inner and outer tubes are coupled together so that the spring is held between them. The spring includes a helical wire and the distance between each adjacent coil is driven to equal... Agent: Schmeiser Olsen & Watts

20090149836 - Vent-rite: This invention provides an apparatus and method for administration of animal venting therapy in which relieves excess bodily gases (Barotraumas) from the body cavity. The apparatus includes a spring loaded device for making the puncture; this in turn acts as a safety sheath when not in use. A non slip... Agent: Jerald Teachout

20090149837 - Catheter assembly: The present invention is a catheter assembly with a catheter and a package for a catheter. The package and catheter is provided with a seal restricting passage of fluid between the package and the catheter. The assembly allows the catheter to be used without complete removal from the package. During... Agent: Coloplast A/s Attention: Corporate Patents

20090149838 - Subcutaneous implant system: Implantable subcutaneous drug delivery devices for treating chronic nerve pain, and methods of use thereof, are disclosed. The device includes a reservoir having a septum, and a flexible tube in fluid flow communication with the reservoir, with at least a portion of the tube having a plurality of sidewall apertures.... Agent: Luedeka, Neely & Graham, P.C.

20090149839 - Treatment techniques using ingestible device: An apparatus, device, methods, computer program product, and systems are described that determine a control command at a patient internal device within a patient, and provide the control command to an ingestible device within the patient, the control command including instructions to the ingestible device to control an operation thereof.... Agent: Brake Hughes Bellerman LLP C/o Intellevate

  
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20090143710 - Marker for neuromyelitis optica: The present invention provides for methods and materials for diagnosing and treating neuromyelitis optica (NMO).... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090143711 - Anti-clotting apparatus and methods for fluid handling system: A method for maintaining clear passageways in an extracorporeal blood flow system. The method comprises intermittently providing one or more anti-clotting agents to a passageway of the extracorporeal blood flow system. Also disclosed is an extracorporeal blood flow system. The system comprises a passageway, and a device operatively connected to... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090143712 - Self-trephining implant and methods thereof for treatment of ocular disorders: Implants and methods for treating ocular disorders are disclosed. One implant has a tubular member, with inlet and outlet ends, and a cutting member connected thereto. The tubular member is configured to extend through eye tissue such that the inlet and outlet ends reside respectively in an anterior chamber and... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090143713 - Biliary shunts, delivery systems, methods of using the same and kits therefor: The application discloses devices, systems, kits and methods for treating biliary disease. Device comprise, for example, a component configured for deployment between a gallbladder and location within a gastrointestinal tract of a patient which has a proximal end and a distal end with a lumen extending therethrough. A method of... Agent: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

20090143715 - Feedback control device for transcutaneous drug delivery and uses therefor: Provided herein is a device for altering a biological membrane in an individual comprising a means for delivering energy to the surface of the biological membrane, a means for monitoring a physiological state of the biological membrane during delivery of said energy, a means for modulating delivery of the energy... Agent: Benjamin Aaron Adler Adler & Associates

20090143714 - Regulation of mammalian keratinous tissue using skin and/or hair care actives: Personal care compositions containing an active selected from the group consisting of Boswellia serratta tree resins and gums, xymenynic acid, glycyrrhizinic acid in extract form, their salts, their derivatives, their precursors, and/or combinations thereof are provided. Methods for regulating the condition of mammalian keratinous tissue by topically applying the personal... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20090143717 - Device for suction-assisted lipectomy and method of using same: A device is described which allows simultaneous application of suction or vacuum for evacuation of fat with application of energy to the fat inside an opening in a cannula. A pair of electrodes is situated within the cavity of the cannula just under the surface of cannula tip opening(s) or... Agent: Crockett & Crockett, P.C.

20090143716 - Methods and systems for repairing an intervertebral disc using a transcorporal approach: The invention includes a system and methods for performing surgery on a spinal disc. The system includes an implantable bone plate with an access port to accommodate a bone cutting device, a spinal repair device insertable through the access port of the bone plate configured to occupy a surgically-formed vertebral... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP

20090143720 - Access port for flexible wound treatment devices: A limb wound treatment device is described having a first end, a second end and an interior therebetween for accommodating a treatment gas. The device can include a flexible housing that can be inflated. The first end can include an inflatable cuff seal for hermetically sealing against the limb being... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20090143719 - Hyperbaric wound treatment device: In an embodiment of the present invention, a wound treatment device can include a rigid housing having a housing wall with a first end and a second end forming a chamber therebetween. The device can further include an inflatable cuff releasably coupled to the housing wall at the first end.... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20090143718 - Plasma treatment probe: A plasma treatment probe may include a hollow, tubular electrode defining an interior region, and a coaxial insulating tube configured to enclose the electrode. The insulating tube may form a gas flow outlet at one end. An outer chamber may enclose the insulating tube and the hollow electrode, and may... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090143721 - Wound treatment device: A limb wound treatment device is described having a first end, a second end and an interior therebetween for accommodating a treatment gas. The device can include a flexible housing that can be inflated or a rigid housing. The first end can include an inflatable cuff seal for hermetically sealing... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20090143722 - Apparatus and method for controlling fecal diverting device: A fecal diverting device includes an internal balloon formed at the inside of a tubular body part disposed at the front end of a connection tube, at least one external balloon formed at the outside of the tubular body part, and an enema liquid injection hole formed through the forefront... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090143723 - Flow control device for peritoneal dialysis: A peritoneal dialysis flow control device in one embodiment includes: (i) a first cap including a first medical fluid line connection and a second medical fluid line connection; (ii) a gasket mated with the first cap where the gasket defines a first aperture in fluid communication with a first port... Agent: Baxter Healthcare Corporation

20090143724 - Microprojection array immunization patch and method: Skin patches (20) having a microprojection array (10), a reservoir (18) containing an antigenic agent and an immune response augmenting adjuvant, and methods of using same to vaccinate animals (e.g., humans) is disclosed. In a preferred embodiment, the microprojection arrays (10) are composed of a photoetched and micro-punched titanium foil... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090143725 - Method of optimizing efficacy of therapeutic agent: Method and device for outputting one or more signals associated with a monitored analyte level of an individual, the one or more signals including a substantially real time monitored analyte level and a rate of change information associated with the monitored analyte level, outputting a carbohydrate intake event indication, determining... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20090143726 - Means for using single force sensor to supply all necessary information for determination of status of medical pump: A medical pump, for use with a cassette having a pumping chamber, includes a pumping element with a piston slider assembly which intermittently pressurizes the pumping chamber during a pumping cycle and has a piston head connected to a main body with a single pressure sensor positioned there between. A... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20090143727 - Means for using single force sensor to supply all necessary information for determination of status of medical pump: A medical pump, for use with a cassette having a pumping chamber, includes a pumping element with a piston slider assembly which intermittently pressurizes the pumping chamber during a pumping cycle and has a piston head connected to a main body with a single pressure sensor positioned there between. A... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20090143728 - Balloon catheter with safety feature: A balloon catheter having a safety feature for protecting a patient during a medical procedure in the event the inflated balloon ruptures during the procedure. The catheter contains an outer balloon attached to the distal end of an insertion tube and a second inner balloon totally enclosed within the outer... Agent: Hiscock & Barclay, LLP

20090143729 - Torqueable kink-resistant guidewire: An occlusive guidewire system having an ergonomic handheld control mechanism and torqueable kink-resistant guidewire having a distally located inflatable balloon. The present invention provides convenient structure and overall mechanism for operation of a torqueable kink-resistant guidewire, including evacuation and inflation control of an occlusive balloon, and sealing and severing of... Agent: Gregory L Bradley Medrad Inc

20090143730 - Lead screw delivery device using reusable shape memory actuator device: A drug delivery device drive that includes a single shape memory alloy wire actuator to advance a lead screw via a ratcheting mechanism and method thereof are disclosed. In one embodiment, a shape memory alloy wire is operably connected to one of a pair of ratchet wheels and configured to... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP One Dayton Centre

20090143732 - Interfacing a prefilled syringe with an infusion pump to fill the infusion pump: A prefilled syringe may be interfaced with and used to fill an infusion pump with therapeutic liquid. The dispensing end of the prefilled syringe may be coupled (either directly or indirectly using a syringe cap) to a syringe coupling region of the infusion pump, for example, using a threaded engagement... Agent: Grossman, Tucker, Perreault & Pfleger, PLLC

20090143731 - Method and apparatus for charging pump with local anesthetic: A kit for charging an infusion pump having a reservoir for holding a local anesthetic. The kit includes a first stopcock having an input port, a first input/output port and a second output port and a manual control for selectively coupling either the first input/output port or the second output... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP

20090143733 - Patient controlled analgesia device and method of its use: A patient controlled analgesia device generally includes: a patient controlled analgesia pump and a biometric authentication system. The biometric authentication system generally includes a biometric pump controller coupled to the patient controlled analgesia pump that activates the patient controlled analgesia pump to deliver analgesia and a biometric switch adapted to... Agent: Wiley Rein LLP

20090143734 - Sterile surgical tray: A sterile surgical tray includes structure for receiving a plurality of surgical instruments, a pump fluid reservoir within the tray, a pump contained within the sterile tray and connected to the pump fluid reservoir, and a motor contained within the sterile tray and connected to the pump. Sterile surgical tray... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090143735 - Drug reservoir loading and unloading mechanism for a drug delivery device using a unidirectional rotated shaft: A drug reservoir loading and unloading mechanism for drug delivery device using unidirectional rotated lead screw and method thereof are disclosed. The drug reservoir loading/unloading mechanism allows exchanging the drug reservoir quickly with very few steps and with more safety. The invention neither requires rewinding of the drive system either... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP One Dayton Centre

20090143736 - Catheter stylet with catheter accommodating lumen: The invention relates to a catheter stylet for stiffening a catheter during the placing process, wherein the stylet comprises an accommodating lumen for at least one fluid-guiding line of the catheter. It also relates to a catheter stylet catheter system, comprising such a stylet and comprising a catheter which comprises... Agent: Don W. Bulson (brai)

20090143737 - Indwelling needle assembly: An indwelling needle assembly has an inner needle having a sharp point at its tip, an inner needle hub fixed to the base end of the inner needle, a hollow outer needle in which the inner needle is inserted, and a seal section provided in the outer needle hub. In... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090143738 - Method and apparatus for introducing intraluminal prostheses: An introducer for use in the implantation and retrieval of a device in a patient includes a catheter (43) within which a stylet (14) is slidably carried, the stylet (14) being biased to a retracted position by a spring (35) and deployable by depression of an actuator (50). A locking... Agent: Cook Group Patent Office

20090143739 - Tearaway sheath assembly with split hemostasis valve: A tearaway sheath assembly (100) having a splittable sheath tube (102) a splittable hub (110), a split valve (150,250) and a split cap (180). The valve (150,250) has a slit (158,258) at least partially across the transverse distal section (154) such that transverse distal section may be displaced laterally during... Agent: Fox Rothschild LLP Blue Bell

20090143740 - Catheter securement device: A catheter securement device (100) holds a medical article such as a catheter hub or a connector fitting in position upon the body of a patient and at least inhibits longitudinal movement of the medical article. The securement device (100) includes a retainer (120) and at least one anchor pad... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090143741 - Medical line securement device with locating guides: An anchoring system includes a securement device having an anchor pad with a flexible retainer opening that receives a portion of a medical article, such as a catheter, to hold it securely in place. A locating mechanism in the form of posts positions and holds the catheter in position and... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090143744 - Anchoring system for luer lock connector: An anchoring system includes a simply-structured device which permits a portion of a catheter or similar medical article to be easily anchored to a patient, desirably without the use of tape or needles and suture. An anchoring system for an elongated medical article comprises an anchor pad and a retainer... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090143742 - Securement system for a medical article: A securement system for anchoring a medical article to a patient includes a pliant holding device. The device has a body and a plurality of tentacles extending from the body. The tentacles compress and may conform around at least a portion of the medical article to form a secure mount.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090143743 - Winged catheter securing tape: A winged catheter securing tape including a base having a non-adhesive upper surface and an adhesive lower surface, spaced areas of adhesive on said upper surface with a first non-adhesive area therebetween, and a second non-adhesive area on said lower surface in opposition to said first non-adhesive area.... Agent: Simpson & Simpson, PLLC

20090143745 - Safety device for drug delivery devices and containers: A drug administration safety device having a label configured to be attached to a drug container such as a syringe or IV bag, an adhesive on the back face of the label, and a backing or substrate for holding the label and protecting the adhesive prior to the application of... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20090143746 - Luer connectors, components thereof and fluent material delivery devices utilizing the same: Disclosed herein are luer connectors, components thereof and fluent material delivery devices utilizing the same. The disclosed luer lock connectors can be used with syringe and needle assemblies to resist leakage through and disengagement of the syringe and needle assembly.... Agent: Allergan, Inc.

20090143747 - Coiled wire for the controlled release of drugs to the eye: This invention is in the area of medical devices, in particular in the area of medical devices for drug delivery, more in particular for controlled release of drugs to the eye. Delivery of drugs to the anterior side of the eye is routinely done with eye drops, but this method... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090143748 - Catheter devices for myocardial injections or other uses: A catheter device includes an elongate tubular housing, a cannula, and a flexible proboscis. The cannula defines a cannula lumen which is in fluid communication with a cannula exit port located adjacent the distal end of the elongate housing. The distal tip of the cannula is disposed within the cannula... Agent: Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.

20090143749 - Method of manufacturing microneedle: A method of manufacturing a microneedle including the steps of forming a plurality of first linear grooves on a substrate in parallel to one another along a first direction using grinding, and forming a plurality of second linear grooves on the substrate in parallel to one another in a second... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090143750 - Surgical field smoke evacuators: Universally adaptable evacuators are adaptable to all surgical fields, easy to apply and, in most cases, may be expanded and/or removed as necessary. A hollow tube including a fitting adapted for connection to a vacuum source and at least one smoke inlet is held in position with the smoke inlet... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

20090143751 - Adaptable topical hyperbaric device: A wound treatment device includes a seal of variable size for attaching the device to various locations on a patient for treatment of wounds or lesions. The seal has a plurality of weakened areas which allow portions of the seal to be removed for increasing the size of the seal... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20090143752 - Passive intraocular drug delivery devices and associated methods: The present invention provides methods and devices for the passive delivery of active agents into the eye of a subject. In one aspect, for example, a device for passively delivering an active agent into an eye of a subject may include a housing configured to conform to at least a... Agent: Thorpe North & Western, LLP.

20090143753 - Apparatus with actives from tissue: A surgical tool (21) for probing bone tissue includes an elongate member (30, 30′, 30″) coupled to a handle assembly (50). The handle assembly (50) is electrically coupled to a electrical signal source (22). The surgical tool (21) includes an electrically conductive portion (34) in communication with an un-insulated distal... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090143754 - Personal care products with visual indicator of vaginitis: There is provided a personal care product having a body side liner, a baffle and an indicator strip with two ends. The indicator has an amine sensitive dye near at least one end. The indicator extends from the target area just below the liner to just above the baffle such... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc. Catherine E. Wolf

20090143755 - Collecting bag having improved closure and method of manufacturing such a collecting bag: The collecting bag is intended for human body wastes and has a bag member (1) and a discharge portion (8) including a discharge opening (9). The bag member (1) and the discharge portion (8) are formed by a first and a second film blank (2, 3). A first plate member... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20090143756 - Incontinence article in the form of pants: The invention concerns an incontinence article (2) in the form of pants, for receiving body excrements, comprising a front belly section (4) and a rear back section (6) which are connected to each other at side seam areas (14) on both sides during production to form a belly and back... Agent: Dreiss, Fuhlendorf, Steimle & Becker

20090143757 - Incontinence article in the form of pants: The invention concerns an incontinence article (2) in the form of pants, for receiving body excrements, comprising a front belly section (4) and a rear back section (6) which are connected to each other at side seam areas (14) on both sides during production to form a belly and back... Agent: Dreiss, Fuhlendorf, Steimle & Becker

20090143758 - Communicating member, medical container using the same, and infusion preparation tool set: A communicating member for a medical container contains a plate member 4 having a first opening 5 and a second opening 6, a first connection port 15 including the first opening 5, a plug 9 that obturates the first opening 5 and a first approximately cylindrical member 19 that is... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.

20090143759 - Methods, devices, kits and systems for defunctionalizing the cystic duct: The application discloses devices, systems, kits and methods for treating biliary disease. Devices comprise, for example, a component configurable for deployment between within a cystic duct of a patient which has a proximal end and a distal end. In some embodiments, a lumen may also extend therethrough.... Agent: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

20090143760 - Methods, devices, kits and systems for defunctionalizing the gallbladder: The application discloses devices, systems, kits and methods for treating biliary disease. Device comprise, for example, a component configured for deployment to a lumen of a gallbladder or gallbladder duct which has a proximal end and a distal end with a lumen extending therethrough and a fluid or gas delivery... Agent: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

20090143761 - Agent delivery system and uses of same: The use of an automated, controllable, and affixable pulsatile for treating diseases, having an automated controller for controlling the delivery of drug to a patient, an agent delivery reservoir containing an agent operatively connected to the automated controller, a reservoir controller operatively connected to the automated controller and the reservoir... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.

20090143762 - Methods and compositions for enhancing the viability of microneedle pores: Described herein is a method of transdermally administering one or more pharmaceutically active agents to a mammal. The method comprises administering one or more active pharmaceutical agents to the skin of the subject, in conjunction with microneedles and one or more COX inhibitors, whereby the COX inhibitors facilitate the absorption... Agent: Mayer Brown LLP

20090143763 - Rotatable infusion set: An arrangement for introducing a liquid into the body of a patient or for withdrawing a liquid from the body of a patient, including a first structural part carrying a cannula for positioning in the body of the patient, and a second structural part with a connection port for detachably... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP

20090143764 - Infusion catheter assembly with reduced backflow: Catheters assemblies having structural configurations operable to reduce backflow along the catheter assembly track, and methods of making and using such catheter assemblies. Catheters assemblies in accordance with embodiments of the present invention find use in various applications including the treatment of acute and chronic medical conditions. An exemplary catheter... Agent: Mueting, Raasch & Gebhardt, P.A.

20090143765 - Device for mixing and delivering fluids for tissue repair: A device for mixing and delivering a mixture of fluids to a target site includes a tube for containing the mixture. A compressible auger for mixing the fluids is movably disposed within the tube, one end of the auger being free at the distal end of the tube. A plunger... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20090143766 - Hydroxyphenyl cross-linked macromolecular network and applications thereof: A dihydroxyphenyl cross-linked macromolecular network is provided that is useful in artificial tissue and tissue engineering applications, particularly to provide a synthetic macromolecular network for a wide variety of tissue types. In particular, artificial or synthetic cartilage, vocal cord material, vitreous material, soft tissue material and mitral valve material are... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20090143767 - Catheter assemblies and injection molding processes and equipment for making the same: Various single-part catheter assemblies, multi-part integrated catheter assemblies, and methods for making the same are disclosed. The single-part catheter assemblies include a catheter hub integrally formed with a catheter tube for insertion into the bloodstream of a patient. The multi-part integrated catheter assemblies include a catheter hub integrally formed to... Agent: David W. Highet Becton Dickinson And Company

20090143768 - Guidewire with adjustable stiffness: A method of adjusting the stiffness and size of a guidewire without full withdrawal of the guidewire from a patient's vascular system comprising providing a guidewire system comprising an inner member having a first outer diameter and a first stiffness, an outer member having a third larger diameter and a... Agent: Neil D. Gershon

20090143769 - Guidewire with adjustable stiffness: A medical guidewire system comprising a first inner member having a first outer diameter, a second intermediate member having a second outer diameter larger than the first outer diameter, and a third outer member having a third diameter larger than the second outer diameter of the second member. The second... Agent: Neil D. Gershon

20090143770 - Medical luer fitting that promotes liquid mixing: A medical luer connection improves liquid mixing thereby reducing areas of low or stagnant flow within the plenum chamber formed between the male and female luer connectors. Stagnation or low flow areas in the plenum can be reduced by imparting a non-axial flow component to the fluid flow as it... Agent: V. Gerald Grafe, Esq.

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