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Surgery July category listing 07/09

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07/30/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing

20090192434 - Method and means for treating inflammatory bowel disease: A method of treating inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) comprises providing an intestinal biopsy sample obtained from inflamed tissue of a patient; mechanically treating the sample to obtain a cell suspension; identifying cell surface markers of activated leukocytes selected from T lymphocytes, neutrophil granulocytes, and eosinophil granulocytes in the suspension; raising... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090192435 - Solid-body catheter including lateral distal openings: A split-tip catheter for placement within the vasculature of a patient and for use in hemodialysis or other suitable procedures is disclosed. In one embodiment, the split-tip catheter includes a catheter body that defines a first lumen and a second lumen. The catheter body further comprises a split distal region,... Agent: Rutan & Tucker, LLP.

20090192436 - Applicator having plunger with gripping elements: The present invention provides applicators for inserting feminine hygiene articles, such as and pessaries into a user's body.... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20090192438 - Use of iontophoresis or electrotherapy and ultrasound to deliver melanin for skin rejuvenation: The method disclosed includes the combining of iontophoresis or electrotherapy and ultrasound to simultaneously deliver the appropriate chromophore to the skin for cosmetic or therapeutic treatment of the skin and skin conditions by the use of a laser, Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), a combination of laser and Radio Frequency (RF)... Agent: Dennis R. Jones

20090192437 - Wearable photoactivator for ocular therapeutic applications and uses thereof: The invention provides a wearable device for delivery of light of a desired wavelength and power to the cornea of a subject. The device includes a frame for attachment of a light source housing which includes a light source and a lens positioned in the housing to allow light to... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090192442 - Apparatus and method for treating the skin: A device for treating the skin comprises a handpiece assembly having a distal end and a proximal end, a cartridge comprising an interior cavity and a tip on the distal end of the handpiece assembly. The handpiece assembly includes a fluid delivery conduit and a waste conduit. In addition, the... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090192439 - Devices, systems and methods for treating benign prostatic hyperplasia and other conditions: Devices, systems and methods for compressing, cutting, incising, reconfiguring, remodeling, attaching, repositioning, supporting, dislocating or altering the composition of tissues or anatomical structures to alter their positional or force relationship to other tissues or anatomical structures. In some applications, the invention may be used to used to improve patency or... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson - Neotract

20090192441 - Liposuction system: A surgical tool such as a liposuction cannula is equipped with a sensor at the tool tip. The sensor continuously analyzes the type of tissue in contact with the tip based on the electrical properties of the tissue. When encountering a tissue type that should not be disturbed, the action... Agent: Dan Gelbart

20090192440 - Shaped phacoemulsification needle tips: Phacoemulsification needle tips have indentations formed thereon to allow the needles to be used with torsional motion phaco handpieces and with phaco handpieces producing linear or longitudinal motion.... Agent: Law Offices Of Jerry A. Schulman

20090192443 - Ophthalmic fluid delivery device and method of operation: An ophthalmic fluid atomizer configured to safely deliver an ophthalmic fluid, the ophthalmic fluid atomizer including a body having a proximal end, a distal end and a keyed surface contour, a reservoir connected to the body within a cavity of the body, wherein the reservoir contains an ophthalmic fluid disposed... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090192444 - Insufflating access system: Systems, devices, and methods permit insufflation of a body cavity prior to the insertion of a cannula into the body cavity. Some embodiments of an access system comprise an obturator, a trocar, and a fluid flow channel. The access system has a closed configuration, in which a distal end of... Agent: Applied Medical Resources Corporation

20090192445 - Microdialysis probe: The invention relates to an improved linear microdialysis probe comprising a continuous length of flexible tubing (1) having at least one window (4) formed therein, said window covering at least one part of the circumference of the tubing, while the remaining part forms at least one unbroken connection between a... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20090192447 - Gas vent valve assembly: A gas vent valve assembly may be attached or incorporated to a disposable fluid transfer set used with a fluid warmer to administer an infusate to a patient. The gas vent valve assembly has a housing having a fluid inlet, a gas outlet and a fluid outlet. The gas outlet... Agent: Louis Woo Law Office Of Louis Woo

20090192446 - Pressure responsive fluid flow control valves: In other embodiments a fluid pressure sensing device is formed with a fluid entry chamber and a fluid exit chamber interconnected by a passageway and provided with a piston that reacts to an increase in fluid pressure above a predetermined amount to close off the interconnection between the chambers and... Agent: Morris I. Pollack

20090192448 - Oral gastric lavage apparatus: A oral gastric lavage apparatus includes a tube that has a longitudinal first lumen and a smaller longitudinal second lumen. The tube has a proximate end with a first opening for connecting a source of suction to the first lumen and a second opening for connecting an irrigant source to... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP

20090192449 - Adaptive dispensation in a digestive tract: Systems and methods are described for implementing a bioactive material selection from within a digestive tract and transmitting a wireless signal indicating at least the bioactive material selection from within the digestive tract.... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

20090192450 - Branching catheter systems with diagnostic components: Branching catheter systems with diagnostic components for detecting and isolating fluid flow problems (e.g., leaks, occlusions, etc.) and methods for detecting and isolating fluid flow problems are disclosed. Among the fluid flow problems that may potentially be detected are leaks in the branching catheter systems (e.g., cuts, disconnected components, etc.).... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20090192451 - Device for treating bladder-emptying dysfunctions of a human: The invention relates to a device for treating bladder emptying dysfunctions of a human, in which a catheter that can be inserted into the urethra is provided with a bladder emptying channel and with a balloon arrangement, which serves to seal the bladder and to hold the catheter inside the... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.C.

20090192452 - Blood flow blocking catheter: A blood flow blocking catheter, comprises: a puncture needle component having a puncture needle capable of puncturing a vein; and a sheath that covers said puncture needle component, and a balloon catheter that can be inserted into and removed from a lumen of the puncture needle component and has at... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090192453 - Multi-membrane balloon and method for manufacturing a multi-membrane balloon: A multi-membrane balloon (10) for a catheter having an at least double membrane sleeve (20, 40) comprising at least one fillable and emptiable expansion space (46) between a proximal end (12) and a distal end (14), wherein a stiff supporting element (60) surrounds the at least double membrane sleeve (20,... Agent: Bryan Cave Powell Goldstein

20090192454 - Catheter for cell delivery: A cell delivery system and method for delivering cells locally to a tissue, body cavity, or joint is described. The cell delivery system comprises a catheter configured to deliver stem cells in a pressure controlled manner. The catheter may comprise an inner bladder and an outer perforated bladder. The inner... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP

20090192455 - Novel enhanced ptna rapid exchange type of catheter system: Novel systems enable PTNA rapid exchange (RX) types of systems for ICAD, support balloon test occlusion, treatment of vasospasm after sub-arachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) and facilitate aneurysm neck remodeling during coiling embolization. The systems disclosed include an embodiment having a catheter comprising a RX port for providing catheter support within and... Agent: Greenberg Traurig LLP (la)

20090192456 - Safety syringe for taking blood: A safety syringe for taking blood has a hollow barrel with two first slots and two second slots and a detachable needle hub. The needle hub is mounted in the barrel and has a moving base with a needle near a proximal end and a positioning base near a distal... Agent: Jackson Walker, L.L.P.

20090192457 - Single use syringe: A single use syringe (20) comprising a hollow barrel (22) having a longitudinal axis X extending in a longitudinal direction and including a first engagement formation (74) formed on an internal wall of said hollow barrel (22). The syringe (20) includes a needle tip (24) in fluid communication with the... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP

20090192458 - Injection aid for anterior juxtascleral depot: The present invention is an ophthalmic injection aid having a positioning member and a needle assembly. The injection aid facilitates the creation of an anterior juxtascleral depot of an ophthalmic drug.... Agent: Alcon

20090192459 - Airless intravenous bag: The present disclosure provides for an airless intravenous (IV) bag which contains a specialized device, referred to herein as the airless intravasculature infusion device (AIVID). The AIVID allows one to view the amount of fluid in the IV bag but substantially decreases or completely prohibits the risk of an inadvertent... Agent: Holme Roberts & Owen LLP

20090192460 - Device with pressure-actuated pistons for dispensing a multiple syringe or multiple cartridge: The suggested device comprises a dispensing piston that is actuatable by a pressure medium for dispensing a syringe and a guide portion within which the dispensing piston is displaceably supported. The device is designed for dispensing a double syringe and includes a handling portion for receiving the pressure medium, the... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090192461 - Infusion device: An infusion device with safeguards for protecting a patient from inappropriate infusion during a malfunction comprises a pump, an electronic controller for controlling the pump, and a mechanical stop facility for stopping the pump by mechanically blocking pump motion. The stop facility periodically requires resetting by the controller to continue... Agent: Roche Diagnostics Operations Inc.

20090192462 - Apparatus and method for steering a guidewire and connecting to an extension guidewire: An apparatus for steering a guidewire and for connecting the guidewire to an extension guidewire. The apparatus includes a steering device for gripping an exterior of the guidewire, the steering device defining a passageway therein through which the guidewire may pass; and a connecting device for connecting the guidewire to... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090192463 - Introducer sheath assembly with hub and method of joining a hub to a sheath tube: A tearaway introducer sheath assembly (10) for use in implantation of a catheter into a patient, having an elongated polytetrafluoroethylene sheath tube (12) and a proximal polyethylene hub component (16). The hub comprises two halves (22) insert molded about the sheath tube proximal end and joined to each other by... Agent: Fox Rothschild LLP Blue Bell

20090192465 - Access assembly with spherical valve: A surgical portal apparatus includes a portal member dimensioned to access tissue and having a longitudinal passageway therethrough to permit access to underlying tissue, and defining leading and trailing ends, a seal housing associated with the portal member and a seal mount at least partially disposed within the seal housing.... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20090192464 - Implant and method for its manufacture: An implant for percutaneous implantation through the abdominal wall for encircling and engaging an externalised length of a body duct of a human or animal patient. The implant has an exterior ring section protruding outwardly from the abdominal wall with a free end which serves for mounting of a detachable... Agent: Winston & Strawn LLP Patent Department

20090192466 - Endoluminal access device: A surgical access apparatus for providing access inside a body includes a housing having a first port, a tubular member extending distally from the housing and defining a longitudinal axis therealong, wherein the tubular member includes a lumen extending therethrough. a shaft insert disposed in the lumen of the tubular... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20090192467 - Access port: An access port for enabling passage of a conduit through a partition wall, said port comprising three portions, a sleeve portion surrounding an aperture for receiving a conduit there through, a flange portion for attachment to the partition wall, said flange portion encircles the sleeve portion and has a greater... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20090192468 - Soft tissue conduit device and method: A method of conducting biological materials in soft tissue includes inserting an elongated conduit device into the soft tissue and through a defect in the soft tissue, and conducting biological materials along at least one longitudinal channel defined on an outer surface of the conduit device into the soft tissue.... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090192469 - Devices and methods for development of a scar tissue tunnel track: In accordance with one embodiment of the present disclosure, a device for assisting in development of a scar tissue tunnel track is described. The device comprises a base, a strap secured to the base, and a slide pivotally connected to the base. The base is configured to rest on a... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.

20090192471 - Disposable infusion device with locked cannula: An infusion assembly comprises a disposable wearable infusion device having a body arranged to be adhered to a patient's skin and a cannula arranged to be received by the device body to deploy the cannula for delivering a medicament to beneath the patient's skin. A lock locks the cannula within... Agent: Graybeal Jackson LLP

20090192470 - Reinforced closure anchor: A reinforced closure anchor includes a fabric layer having an adhesive side, an opposite non-adhesive side, and an outer edge. An anchor member layer having a reinforcing structure, an adhesive side, and an opposite non-adhesive side is disposed on the fabric layer. The anchor member non-adhesive side is adhered to... Agent: Christopher J. Fildes Fildes & Outland, P.C.

20090192472 - Sealed device for regulating the flow rate of medical liquid directed towards a patient: A device for regulating the flow rate of a medical liquid includes a body provided with elements associated with corresponding parts connected together but torsionally free, at least one of the parts including a plurality of recesses acting as flow regulator able to modify the flow rate of the liquid... Agent: Novak Druce + Quigg, LLP

20090192473 - Systems for controlled closure of body lumens: Systems for controlled closure of body lumens may utilize a single access port which is attached to a vessel wall and allows for controlled closure and/or insertion of small to large sized instruments and catheters. The vascular access device generally includes a first frame and a second frame having an... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20090192474 - Delivery system: A covering for delivering a substance or material to a surgical site is provided. The covering, with substance provided therein, may be referred to as a delivery system. Generally, the covering may be a single or multi-compartment structure capable of at least partially retaining a substance provided therein until the... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department

20090192475 - Liquid bandages: A method is provided to treat skin to restore barrier homeostasis and to promote normal stratum corneum function by applying to the skin a liquid composition which forms a phase inversion membrane. The amount of solids in the liquid composition is varied so as to provide a desired degree of... Agent: John Lezdey

20090192477 - Method and kit for moisturizing the surface of the eye: A method for moisturizing the eye in which an amount of aqueous fluid is administered to the eye in an amount below that which causes flooding of the eye and removal of the normal tear film from the surface of the eye. The fluid, when administered in accordance with the... Agent: Howard Eisenberg, Esq.

20090192476 - Method of determining a skin agent transferred to skin: A method of determining an amount of skin agent transferred from an absorbent article to an area of human skin is provided. An absorbent article is applied to and then after use removed from an area of skin. Tape is then releasably attached to and removed from the area of... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20090192478 - Device and method for treatment of eyelid diseases: A container has an impermeable outer membrane sized to fit generally within the peri-orbital region and sufficiently flexible to mold to the structure of the closed eye. Heat which is generated by an exothermic reaction inside the container, which provides steady-state heat to the eyelids. A soft, non-abrasive, lint-free material... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090192479 - Collecting bag having closure provided with a chamfer: 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). A first plate member (21) is positioned on a first film blank (2) forming part of the bag and a second plate member (22) is... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20090192480 - Disposable absorbent articles with zones comprising elastomeric components: Absorbent articles having a liquid permeable topsheet, a liquid impermeable backsheet, and an absorbent core disposed between said topsheet and said backsheet are disclosed. The absorbent articles include a thermoplastic elastomer joined to or disposed in a stretch zone on at least one component or region of the absorbent article... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20090192481 - Absorbent articles comprising absorbent materials exhibiting deswell/reswell: The present invention relates to absorbent articles that include absorbent compositions which exhibit swelling, deswelling, and reswelling behavior. More specifically, absorbent compositions of this invention swell and absorb fluids after exposure to aqueous fluids, deswell and release fluids from the swollen absorbent compositions, and can also reswell and absorb fluids.... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc. Catherine E. Wolf

20090192482 - Absorbent articles comprising absorbent materials exhibiting deswell/reswell: The present invention relates to absorbent articles that include absorbent compositions which exhibit swelling, deswelling, and reswelling behavior. More specifically, absorbent compositions of this invention swell and absorb fluids after exposure to aqueous fluids, deswell and release fluids from the swollen absorbent compositions, and can also reswell and absorb fluids.... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc. Catherine E. Wolf

20090192483 - Initial product adaptable to serve as a garment and its method of manufacturing: An initial product (10) adaptable to form a garment such as a diaper, training pant, pull-up diaper, adult incontinence pant and diaper holder. The initial product includes a chassis (14) for receiving the absorbent structure. The chassis includes a first lateral margin (20) and a second lateral margin (22). The... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090192484 - Port closure system for intravenous fluid container: A port closure system for use with a fluid container having fluid ports includes administrative and additive port closure assemblies. The administrative assembly receives a piercing pin and includes an administrative housing which seals closed one fluid port. A sleeve extends from an interior surface past a base surface in... Agent: Brian R. Woodworth

20090192485 - Snare device: An apparatus and method for removing an object from a tubular vessel are disclosed. The apparatus includes an expandable catheter and a plurality of wires configured to snare an object within a tubular vessel. A distal end of the expandable catheter may be manipulable between a first configuration wherein an... Agent: Kolisch Hartwell, P.C.

20090192486 - Automatic injector with anti-coring needle: In one embodiment, an automatic injector comprises a cartridge adapted to contain a charge of medicament, a seal structure disposed toward a forward end of the cartridge, a plunger normally disposed in a generally rearward end of the cartridge and movable through the cartridge toward a generally forward end thereof... Agent: Jones Day

20090192488 - Sinus delivery of sustained release therapeutics: The invention provides biodegradable implants for treating sinusitis. The biodegradable implants have a size, shape, density, viscosity, and/or mucoadhesiveness that prevents them from being substantially cleared by the mucociliary lining of the sinuses during the intended treatment period. The biodegradable implants include a sustained release therapeutic, e.g., an antibiotic, a... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20090192489 - Sinus delivery of sustained release therapeutics: The invention provides biodegradable implants for treating sinusitis. The biodegradable implants have a size, shape, density, viscosity, and/or mucoadhesiveness that prevents them from being substantially cleared by the mucociliary lining of the sinuses during the intended treatment period. The biodegradable implants include a sustained release therapeutic, e.g., an antibiotic, a... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20090192490 - Sinus delivery of sustained release therapeutics: The invention provides biodegradable implants for treating sinusitis. The biodegradable implants have a size, shape, density, viscosity, and/or mucoadhesiveness that prevents them from being substantially cleared by the mucociliary lining of the sinuses during the intended treatment period. The biodegradable implants include a sustained release therapeutic, e.g., an antibiotic, a... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20090192491 - Sinus delivery of sustained release therapeutics: The invention provides biodegradable implants for treating sinusitis. The biodegradable implants have a size, shape, density, viscosity, and/or mucoadhesiveness that prevents them from being substantially cleared by the mucociliary lining of the sinuses during the intended treatment period. The biodegradable implants include a sustained release therapeutic, e.g., an antibiotic, a... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20090192492 - Sinus delivery of sustained release therapeutics: The invention provides biodegradable implants for treating sinusitis. The biodegradable implants have a size, shape, density, viscosity, and/or mucoadhesiveness that prevents them from being substantially cleared by the mucociliary lining of the sinuses during the intended treatment period. The biodegradable implants include a sustained release therapeutic, e.g., an antibiotic, a... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20090192487 - System and method for intracranial implantation of therapeutic or diagnostic agents: A system and related method for delivering the anti-tumoral agent carmustine or other types of diagnostic or therapeutic agents into the brain of a patient with a brain tumor includes an insertion device, a skull mount, and a reformulated geometry of the carmustine compound (or other material) optimized for use... Agent: University Of Virginia Patent Foundation

20090192493 - Implantable drug-delivery devices, and apparatus and methods for refilling the devices: In various embodiments, a needle is employed in refilling drug-delivery devices.... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Patent Administrator

20090192494 - Catheter for blood removal: A catheter for blood removal that is to be provided in the coronary sinus via the inferior vena cava to remove the blood in the coronary sinus from the body wherein: the catheter for blood removal has a straight back end shaft, a curved front end shaft connected in the... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20090192495 - Structure for use as part of a medical device: The present invention generally relates to an articulating structure for use as at least part of a medical device. In one aspect, the invention features an articulating structure comprising an inner member, a sleeve, a pull wire, and an outer member. The inner member defines at least one channel on... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group

20090192497 - Device affixing tubes to a cannula: A medical device including: a cannula, a first tube joined to the cannula; a second tube joined to the cannula; and a unitary fastener secured to the first tube, cannula and second tube, the fastener being subject to opposing forces from the first and second tubes.... Agent: Tracy Sigfrid

20090192496 - Occlusion resistant catheters: A device and method for preventing an occlusion of a catheter including a catheter adapter and a catheter where a flexured portion of the catheter is supported by a bending surface of the catheter adapter. The flexured portion of the catheter may also include a maximum insertion length mark and/or... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20090192498 - Liposuction of visceral fat using tissue liquefaction: Visceral fat may be removed from a subject using a cannula that has an interior cavity and an orifice configured to permit material to enter the cavity. This is accomplished by generating a negative pressure in the cavity so that a portion of the tissue is drawn into the orifice.... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP Patent Department

20090192499 - Enclosure-based reduced pressure treatment system: A reduced pressure treatment appliance is provided for enclosing and providing reduced pressure treatment to a portion of a body of a patient. The reduced pressure treatment appliance may be used to treat wounds and other conditions, such as lymphedema, varicose veins, venous insufficiency and stasis, and other infirmities. In... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090192500 - Medical device for active drug delivery via solar energy: A surface wearable or implanted medical device suitable for delivering therapeutic agents to the body as well as monitoring and analyzing analytes in bodily fluids. The device utilizes a photovoltaic cell or miniature solar panel as an energy source in conjunction with microtubules or membranes, a therapeutic agent or analyte... Agent: John Bargero

  
07/23/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing

20090187131 - Methods and devices for retrieval of a medical agent from a physiological efferent fluid collection site: Aspects of the invention include methods and devices for selectively removing an agent from a physiological efferent fluid collection site are provided. In certain embodiments, an aspiration device is employed to selectively remove the target agent from the site, e.g., by removing fluid from the target site primarily when the... Agent: Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

20090187132 - Liquid collection container and extracorporeal circuit: A liquid collection bag is used as a part of an extracorporeal circuit and is connected via a tube to a storage container containing a priming solution. The collection container collects the priming solution from the storage container by a pressure differential between the pressure inside the collection container and... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090187133 - Appliance for cannulation of a blood vessel: The present invention relates to an appliance for cannulation of a blood vessel with a cannula which, after introduction into the vessel, is in fluidic communication with the vessel. At least one means is also provided to permit a controlled division of the blood into a first subsidiary stream which... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090187134 - Iontophoresis device controlling amounts of a sleep-inducing agent and a stimulant to be administered and time at which the drugs are administered: An iontophoresis device includes an electric power source device, a drug administration device and a current control device. The drug administration device may include at least two or more electrode assemblies each holding an ionic drug. The drug administration device may be coupled to the electric power source device. The... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20090187135 - Ultrasonic syringe: The present invention relates to an ultrasonic syringe for delivery and withdrawal of fluids from a human and/or animal patient. The ultrasonic syringe apparatus comprises a generator, a movable ultrasound transducer, a barrel, an ultrasound transducer tip, a radiation surface, an orifice located at the front end of the barrel,... Agent: Bacoustics, LLC

20090187136 - Ultrasonic syringe method: The present invention relates to an ultrasonic syringe and method of use for delivery and withdrawal of fluids from a human and/or animal patient. The ultrasonic syringe apparatus comprises a generator, a movable ultrasound transducer, a barrel, an ultrasound transducer tip, a radiation surface, an orifice located at the front... Agent: Bacoustics, LLC

20090187137 - Ultrasound pulse shaping: In one embodiment of the present invention, an ultrasound catheter system comprising a catheter having at least one ultrasonic element; and a control system configured to generate power parameters to drive the ultrasonic element to generate ultrasonic energy is provided. The control system is configured to provide an ultrasonic pulse... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090187139 - Peritoneal dialysis system: Peritoneal dialysis system comprising pumping means, therapy data receiving means and processing means, said processing means being designed to process said therapy data and to impart a switching sequence to said pumping means characterized by the fact that said processing means are furthermore designed to impart a specific exchange profile... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090187138 - Reusable effluent drain container for dialysis and other medical fluid therapies: A dialysis system includes a source of dialysis fluid; at least one pump for pumping dialysate to or from a patient or dialyzer; and a drain container configured to receive effluent dialysis fluid from the patient or dialyzer through a drain tube, the drain container including an at least semi-rigid... Agent: Baxter Healthcare Corporation

20090187140 - Flow elements for use with flexible spinal needles, needle assemblies and methods therefor: A flow element for use with flexible needles and flexible needle assemblies to minimize flow occlusion within a flexible needle is provided. The flow element is particularly suited for uses with a flexible needle for minimizing incidence of post-dural puncture headache. The flow element includes a body having an internal... Agent: Traskbritt, P.C.

20090187141 - Recirculation minimizing catheter: A flow control tip for a catheter comprises a partition dividing the catheter into first and second lumens, a first orifice fluidly connected to the first lumen and a second orifice fluidly connected to the second lumen, the first orifice being proximal to the second orifice, an elongate protrusion extending... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP

20090187142 - Sleep moisture guard: The mouth moisturizing device for treatment of an individual suffering from xerostomia comprises a mouth moisturizing guard, including an attaching strap to be fit around the head holding the moisture guard gently over the mouth while sleeping. A method of treatment of xerostomia and associated sleep disorders is also described... Agent: Ana North

20090187143 - Angled tip catheter: A catheter having improved ability to cross body passage obstructions and that more easily allows backloading of a guidewire into the lumen of the catheter is comprised of a tip, a shaft, and a lumen. The distal end of the catheter tip is oriented at an angle other than 90°... Agent: Popovich, Wiles & O'connell, PA 650 Third Avenue South

20090187144 - Delivery of therapeutic and marking substance through intra lumen expansion of a delivery device: A balloon catheter is formed with a plurality of depressions. The balloon is coated with a matrix incorporating a therapeutic substance, which additionally fills the depressions. When the balloon is expanded within a body lumen, the therapeutic substance may diffuse into the lumen wall, or all or a portion of... Agent: Paul D. Bianco Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco Pl

20090187145 - Angioplasty medical devices made of elastomeric material: wherein the groups R1, R2 and R3 are each binding groups comprising a hydrocarbon chain therein that may be interrupted by one or more amide groups; x is an integer from 1 to 20; y is an integer from 4 to 50, z is an integer from 1 to 20;... Agent: Shoemaker And Mattare, Ltd

20090187146 - Vacuum aspiration handle: A medical device is provided. The medical device includes a sheath with an extended distal end portion, a proximal end portion, and a lumen defined therethrough. A handle is fixedly connected to the proximal end portion of the sheath, the handle includes an operator that is translatable between a first... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20090187147 - Apparatus and method for achieving micropuncture: A method comprises the steps of inserting a microneedle or micropuncture device into a body cavity to achieve a micropuncture into the cavity while reducing tissue trauma at a puncture site. A stepped or tapered guidewire having a reduced diameter distal portion is telescopically disposed through the inner diameter of... Agent: Law Offices Of Daniel L. Dawes

20090187148 - Closed cover for intravenous therapy equipment ports: A closed cover for intravenous therapy equipment ports', used for the prevention of cross contamination, made by the collection of airborne particles that collect on the surface openings of rubber ports. Ports are direct openings on Intravenous therapy equipments that supply a direct access to patients' circulatory system. Keeping intravenous... Agent: Keisha G. Knight

20090187149 - Burr hole anchors, systems, and methods: Anchors for securing a therapy delivery device such as a therapy catheter relative to a burr hole, and systems and methods for using the same. Anchors in accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure may include various apparatus for securing the therapy catheter relative to the burr hole. Exemplary anchors... Agent: Mueting, Raasch & Gebhardt, P.A.

20090187150 - Method and apparatus for covering a needle of a syringe: An apparatus for protecting a syringe after use, the syringe comprising a body and a needle, the apparatus comprising a hollow member for receiving the body of the syringe, the hollow member comprising attaching means for securing the hollow member to the body of the syringe and a protective member... Agent: Fasken Martineau Dumoulin, LLP

20090187151 - Force amplifier: A force amplifier has a guide track, a non-locking screw threadedly engaging the track to spirally move in response to an axial input force applied to the proximal end of the non-locking screw. The force amplifier includes a compliant component coupled to the non-locking screw by one end and to... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, LLP

20090187152 - Anti-microbial catheter: A catheter having features configured to provide a substantially uniform flow rate of a fluid exiting the catheter and also exhibits anti-microbial properties. The uniform flow rate features may include one or more of a flow restricting membrane or flow restricting component within an infusion section of the catheter. In... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090187153 - Winged needle assembly and frangible cover: Medical needle assemblies incorporating a needle cover are provided. According to one aspect, a medical needle assembly includes a hub portion and a pair of outwardly extending wings. The hub portion may have a raised orientation member, with the wings being foldable to overlay the raised orientation member and contact... Agent: Cook Alex Ltd.

20090187154 - Portable fluid storage device: According to one aspect of the disclosure, a portable fluid storage device comprises a fluid impervious container having an interior space for the collection of human waste and a hollow tailpiece removably extending from the fluid impervious container and providing sealed fluid communication between an inlet end of the hollow... Agent: Mccracken & Frank LLP

20090187155 - Multifunctional articles and method for making the same: An absorbent article (1000) includes “beads” (111) that are modified to add functional groups (113). The functional groups (113) add antimicrobial, fire retardant, alcohol repellant and other properties. In addition, the beads (111) may be inert diamond, or conductive graphite. The substrate (101) of the article (1000) may be made... Agent: Zale Patent Law

20090187156 - Diaper comprising adjustable and sealable leg openings: A diaper comprising adjustable leg openings, which inhibit leakage through the leg openings. The diaper may be a pull-on type diaper or a sheet structure comprising a front waist portion and rear waist portion that attach to each other in a manner that allows the sheet structure to form a... Agent: Benjamin I. Edlavitch

20090187157 - 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

20090187158 - Conversion device: A conversion device is provided that is effective for converting/adapting a spiked medical device/disposable to a valve/port on a container, such as for example a reflux-valve port on a container. The conversion device includes an attachment feature, at least one membrane port usually on an end opposite the attachment feature,... Agent: Mcdermott, Will & Emery

20090187159 - Chronically implantable hybrid cannula-microelectrode system for continuous monitoring electrophysiological signals during infusion of a chemical or pharmaceutical agent: A device for assessing the effects of diffusible molecules on electrophysiological recordings from multiple neurons allows for the infusion of reagents through a cannula located among an array of microelectrodes. The device can easily be customized to target specific neural structures. It is designed to be chronically implanted so that... Agent: Law Offices Of Daniel L. Dawes

20090187160 - Methods and devices for delivering agents across biological barriers: The invention provides for microneedle devices for delivering agents across biological barriers. The microneedles include agent reservoirs integrated into the bodies of the microneedles, themselves.... Agent: Morse, Barnes-brown & Pendleton, P.C. Attn:IPManager

20090187161 - Sheath and stomach tube: The embodiments of the present invention are directed to devices and methods for administering oral fluids to animals aseptically. The devices features a sheath having a first surface and a second surface. The sheath is capable of assuming two positions. The sheath is moved from the first position into the... Agent: Thomas Clyde Hatch

20090187162 - Catheter tube and catheter comprising the tube: The present invention relates to provide a catheter tube having excellent insertability into the body, excellent operability and an excellent anti-thrombogenic property, and also provide a catheter having the tube. For the purpose, a catheter tube of the present invention comprises a mixture of an isobutylene block copolymer and a... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20090187163 - Controlled stiffness guidewire unit: A guide wire unit includes a section which can be stiffened in a manner controlled by a pressure medium. The section has a pressure channel for the controlled production of a stiffening pressure by introducing a pressure medium, and flexible stiffening elements that are forced one against the other in... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20090187164 - Nasogastric tube placement and monitoring system: A nasogastric tube placement and monitoring system is provided including a flexible nasogastric tube and numerous circuits that can be used alone or in combination. The circuits include a feedback initiator, a feedback receiver, and a clinician notifying device. By various means in the provided circuits, the feedback initiator provides... Agent: Hayworth, Chaney & Thomas, P.A.

20090187165 - Device connector and a system comprising a medical device connector: The invention relates to a medical device connector for transmission of fluids in fluidic systems, the connector comprising a tubular engagement section having a stabilisation part, and a securing part comprising a soft flexible first material, which when in use sealingly secures engagement with an insert, wherein the combination of... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20090187166 - Fluid connector system: The invention relates to a male connector for use in a connector system for connecting conduits for fluid flow there between. The system comprises a male connector and a female connector and the connectors are releasably interengageable to form a fluid-tight connection. The male connector is adapted by a barrier... Agent: Ostrager Chong Flaherty & Broitman PC

20090187167 - Integrated intra-dermal delivery, diagnostic and communication system: In one embodiment, an IDDC system utilizes an intelligent therapeutic agent delivery system comprised of one, but more likely an array of “cells” containing therapeutic agent(s) and/or diagnostic agents(s); an integrated bio-sensing system designed to sample and analyze biological materials using multiple sensors that include both hardware and software components.... Agent: Leason Ellis LLP

  
07/16/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing

20090182258 - Oximetry and capnography system for use in connection with an extracorporeal circulation procedure: An oximetry and capnography monitoring system associated to a gas analyzer applied to an ECC procedure, in which a mechanical device based on a tubular circuit is contemplated, such that when the device is connected to the ECC equipment with the main purposes of monitoring the operation of the gas... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090182259 - Hemostatic agent applicator for survical procedures: An apparatus for applying agents, including hemostatic agent, to the cervix and accompanying areas.... Agent: The Intellect Law Group

20090182260 - Dual-passage surgical device: A medical device for performing a surgical procedure is described. The medical device comprises a housing having a sidewall extending along a longitudinal axis. A primary passage in the housing extends from an open proximal housing end to a hypodermic needle at a distal end. A secondary passage extends from... Agent: Michael F. Scalise

20090182261 - Fluid ejecting apparatus, surgical operation instrument: A fluid ejecting apparatus includes: a fluid ejecting unit that ejects fluid from a fluid ejecting opening in pulses by reducing the capacity of a fluid chamber by a diaphragm; an inlet channel that supplies the fluid to the fluid chamber; and a check valve formed on the diaphragm and... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090182263 - Filtration system for preparation of fluids for medical applications: Systems, methods, and devices for preparation of purified water and medicaments for various uses including blood treatment are described. Methods, devices, and systems for creating multiple-treatment batches are described.... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC

20090182264 - Floating venting and feeding tube for gastro-intestinal feeding: A venting and feeding tube for use in providing gastrointestinal feeding to patient. The venting and feeding tube has a vent tube associated therewith to vent gases that accumulate in the stomach of the patient. The vent tube has a proximal end adapted to be located external of the patient... Agent: Klauber & Jackson

20090182265 - Medication infusion system and method: A medication infusion system may include a controller and a reservoir module including a reservoir containing medication to be delivered to an internal wound site via the controller. The controller may have a peristaltic pump driven by a motor to urge medication to flow toward the internal wound site. The... Agent: Medicinelodge Inc.

20090182262 - Valve actuator for controlling a medical fluid: A machine for controlling a medical fluid includes a base and an actuator comprising an electroactive polymer and disposed on the base. The actuator is configured for movement between an extended position and a contracted position. A valve head is disposed on the actuator and adapted to engage a flexible... Agent: Baxter Healthcare Corporation

20090182266 - Surgical system: A surgical system with a variable controller that allows the user to selectively vary the level of venting performance.... Agent: Alcon

20090182267 - Device for injecting an implant: A device for the back-injection of an implant including a user to hold the device, an injection needle, means for retaining the implant before the injection needle, means required for injecting the implant during withdrawal of the needle, protective means, capable of adopting an injection position leaving the needle uncovered... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC

20090182268 - Closable loop access guide catheter: The Access guide catheter provides passage for therapeutic and diagnostic devices through vessels or conduits that return substantially in a direction from which they originated. One application is for delivery of therapeutic catheters to the carotid or cerebral arteries via access from the radial or brachial artery. The guide catheter... Agent: Joseph M. Thielen

20090182269 - Steering mechanism for bi-directional catheter: A bi-directional catheter with nearly double the throw in its catheter tip deflection defines a puller wire travel path having a U-turn a pulley which minimizes the offset angle between the puller wire and the longitudinal axis of the control handle while maximizing the travel distance of that puller wire... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20090182270 - Bifurcation stent and delivery system: The present invention is directed to a device comprising a catheter tube, which includes a round opening and two platinum radio-opaque markers on its distal end; a guide-wire; a balloon, which includes a wedge-shaped opening; and a stent, which includes an elliptical-shaped opening and three platinum radio-opaque markers. The invention... Agent: Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

20090182271 - Dual balloon telescoping guiding catheter: A guiding catheter includes an inner guide movably disposed within an outer guide. Both inner and outer guides include inner and outer balloons, respectively, located at the distal tip of the guides. The inner guide balloon is fluted, thereby allowing blood to flow past the implanted balloon when inflated. The... Agent: Hollingsworth & Funk, LLC

20090182272 - Medical catheter assembly including multi-piece connector: A medical catheter assembly including a multi-piece connector. In one embodiment, the medical catheter assembly is a PEG implanting assembly comprising a tubular dilator and a silicone feeding tube having an internal bolster at its rear end. The assembly also comprises a multi-piece connector comprising an inner ring, a fitting... Agent: Kriegsman & Kriegsman

20090182273 - Methods for incorporating a drug into an elastomeric medical device: A method of manufacturing a drug delivery device includes forming a undercoat on an outer surface of a dipping mandrel, forming a tack coat on an outer surface of the undercoat, depositing granular particles on at least a portion of the tack coat, forming an overcoat on the formed tack... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department

20090182274 - Syringe with alignment flange and expansion section with reduced wall thickness: A syringe includes a cylindrical body having a distal end and a proximal end, an injection section at the distal end and an expansion section at the proximal end, the injection section and the expansion section being connected by a cylindrical center section of relatively uniform outer diameter. The injection... Agent: Gregory L Bradley Medrad Inc

20090182275 - Disposable shutoff valve apparatus for suction devices and the like: A disposable shutoff valve apparatus used in conjunction with a surgical suction device having a suction nozzle for stopping the suction action and muffling the noise from the suction device during surgery. The apparatus includes an upper portion, a base portion and a flexible member. The base portion is provided... Agent: Rozsa Law Group Lc

20090182276 - Fluid delivery device with autocalibration: A micro fluid delivery device is particularly useful in medical applications. The device may be worn or carried by the user and may deliver drugs or other medicaments to the user or patient. The device has a control system that accepts input from the user and controls all aspects of... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20090182277 - Disposable infusion device with perceptible actuation: A wearable infusion device comprises a reservoir that holds a liquid medicament, an outlet port that delivers the liquid medicament to a patient, a pump that displaces a volume of the liquid medicament to the outlet port when actuated, and a control that actuates the pump. The control is arranged... Agent: Graybeal Jackson LLP

20090182278 - Expandable guide sheath and apparatus and methods for using such sheaths: Apparatus and methods are provided for accessing body lumens and/or for delivering instruments into body lumens, e.g., vessels within a patient's vasculature. A flexible sheath is provided that is expandable from a contracted condition to an enlarged condition wherein the sheath at least partially defines a lumen therein. The sheath... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP

20090182279 - Trocar anchor: Apparatus and methods for providing access to a body cavity without substantial loss of inflation gas therein. The apparatus includes an access assembly that has a tubular member having a proximal end, a distal end, an elastic portion interposed the proximal end and the distal end, and a lumen therethrough.... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20090182281 - Apparatus, system, and method of shielding the sharp tip of a transseptal guidewire: Apparatus, system, and methods for introducing a sharp tip of a transseptal guidewire through a hub of a transseptal needle and into a lumen of a transseptal needle are provided. The apparatus includes a holder that contains the transseptal guidewire and a shield coupled to the holder. The shield has... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20090182280 - Reducing withdrawal force in a safety iv catheter: An extravascular system for accessing the vasculature of a patient may include a catheter adapter, a needle, and/or a needle tip shield assembly. The needle tip shield assembly may have a needle cap, and the needle cap may have a needle shield and at least one low friction surface. The... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20090182282 - Trocar stability assembly: A stability assembly for a trocar cannula includes a conical stability member, a base, and a cannula retention member. The base has a passage defining an inner surface, and a constriction in the passage. The cannula retention member is rotatable within the passage, and advancement of the cannula retention member... Agent: Applied Medical Resources Corporation

20090182283 - Catheter securement device: A catheter securement device includes a planar base having an adhesive side for attaching the base to a patient and a mounting side. A receptacle adapted to nest a catheter hub therein is mounted on the mounting side of the base. The receptacle is generally U-shaped in cross-section and is... Agent: Christopher J. Fildes Fildes & Outland, P.C.

20090182284 - Systems and methods for administering medication: The syringe systems disclosed herein provide in part devices for allowing patients with comprised joint strength to more easily administer medicine. Certain exemplary syringe embodiments include a handle forming a handgrip, a syringe barrel that magnifies the dosage marks located on an inner barrel, and a tip cap slidably engageable... Agent: Ropes & Gray LLP

20090182285 - Syringe using in fat transplantation: The present invention relates to a syringe used in fat transplantation comprising: a cylinder having a coupling part formed at one side thereof such that a cannula, a needle or a cap is detachably coupled, an open part formed at the other end, and a flange formed at an outer... Agent: Summa, Additon & Ashe, P.A.

20090182286 - High pressure sealing septum: A septum for a catheter port comprises a proximal port sealing surface sized to cover a port opening and a distal fluid chamber facing surface which, when the septum is mounted in a port, faces a fluid chamber of the port in combination with a peripheral portion extending radially beyond... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP

20090182288 - Flexible medical cannula: The present disclosure relates to a cannula which may be flexible to completely collapse in the tissue and still allow instruments to pass through the portal. The cannula may include a distal ring, which may aid to prevent inadvertent removal. In addition, the cannula may include a proximal spring for... Agent: Grossman, Tucker, Perreault & Pfleger, PLLC

20090182287 - Localization of body lumen junctions: Devices, systems, and methods for the localization of body lumen junctions and other intraluminal structure are disclosed. Various embodiments permit clinicians to identify the locations of intraluminal structures and medical devices during non-surgical medical techniques, such as cardiac ablation, by determining the intralumen conductance and/or cross-sectional area at a plurality... Agent: Ice Miller LLP

20090182289 - Flexible device for introducing a medical apparatus into a body: An introducing device for introduction of a medical device into a body is described which has a distal region with a tip region for generating an opening in the skin, and a segment region which comprises at least two sections which, in a rigid state, are essentially rigidly connected at... Agent: Disetronic Licensing Ag

20090182290 - Implant for releasing an active substance into a vessel through which a body medium flows: The aim of the invention is to provide an implant for releasing an active substance into a vessel through which a body medium flows. This aim is achieved by the inventive implant for releasing an active substance into a vessel through which a body medium flows. Said implant comprises a... Agent: Bryan Cave Powell Goldstein

20090182291 - Eye medicament dispenser: A device for applying a medicament to the eye, consisting of a single or pair of eye goggles, into which is sprayed a fine mist or fog of the medicament. The medicament is contained in a canister attached to an aperture in the goggle or goggles, and the mist is... Agent: Fennemore Craig

20090182292 - Medical instrument: Medical instrument includes an endosurgical extraction bag for the extraction during a surgical procedure of material to be removed from a body on which surgery is to be performed, and a net disposed within the extraction bag. For the purpose of reducing the material to pieces, the net can be... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20090182293 - Device and method for supporting the connection of a collection bag to a stoma closure: Device for supporting the connection of a collection bag to a stoma closure, wherein the stoma closure has a closing ring which is fastened on a base, characterised by flat discs which are placed under the closing ring or enter into a stable detachable connection with the closing ring, wherein... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP

20090182294 - Water absorbing agent and production method thereof: A water absorbing agent includes water absorbent resin particles which are obtained by polymerizing a water-soluble ethylenic unsaturated monomer and which internally include a cross-linked structure, wherein a pressurized void average radius index is 140 or more. As a result, it is possible to provide a water absorbing agent which... Agent: Roylance, Abrams, Berdo & Goodman, L.L.P.

20090182295 - Three-dimensional apertured film for transmitting dynamically-deposited and statically retained fluids: A three-dimensional film for use as an acquisition distribution layer in an absorbent article comprising a first surface with drains extending downward from the first surface, the drains being capable of transmitting fluid by gravity; and protrusions extending upward from the first surface to an upper surface with at least... Agent: Tessari & Associates, PLLC

20090182296 - Body adhering article: A personal care article comprises an absorbent structure configured for disposition adjacent a wearer's vulva region to absorb bodily fluids discharged by the wearer, and a shell for supporting the absorbent structure at the vulva region. The shell has a first side and a second side, the first side having... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc. Catherine E. Wolf

20090182297 - Absorbent article for men: Absorbent article for men intended for single use and having longitudinal side edges, a rear end edge and a front end edge and having an inner liquid-permeable surface layer, an outer liquid-impermeable surface layer and an absorbent body arranged therebetween. The article has an elastic element attached to the liquid-permeable... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090182298 - Disposable diaper: Front and rear waist regions of a diaper having a waist-hole of which a peripheral edge is elastically stretchable in a circumferential direction respectively include covering zones and elastic zones adapted to be stretchable beyond lengths of the covering zones in the circumferential direction.... Agent: Butzel LongIPDocketing Dept

20090182299 - Absorbent garment: An absorbent garment is disclosed that may generally fit below a substantial portion of the abdomen of the wearer. The absorbent garment, in one embodiment, is designed to have a relatively short crotch length. In this regard, the front edge of the garment can reside below the abdomen along the... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.

20090182300 - Drug mixing device: A drug mixing device (1) comprising at least two vial holders (4), at least one reservoir holder and means for establishing fluid connections between the reservoir holder (2) and the vial holders (4). Each of the vial holders (4) is adapted to receive a vial (5) containing a dry drug,... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department

20090182301 - Dual chamber container without by-pass: The invention relates to a double chamber container for holding and combining two separate components, at least one of which is liquid, comprising a cylindrical body (15) with a closure (20, 60) at each of the two ends (5, 70) of the body (15), an upper closure (60) at the... Agent: Michael P. Morris Boehringer Ingelheim Usa Corporation

20090182304 - Catheter for uniform delivery of medication: A catheter is provided for uniform distribution of fluid medication within an anatomical region. One embodiment of the catheter is comprised of an elongate tubular catheter body defining a lumen. A distal end of the lumen is closed and a portion of the catheter body includes a plurality of openings... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090182302 - Method and apparatus for pressurizing a body cavity for diagnostic and rehabilitative purposes: A method and apparatus for both the diagnostic measurement and therapeutic treatment of a body cavity. According to one form of the method of the invention, a fluid (liquid or gas) under pressure is introduced into a selected body cavity while monitoring the pressure or flow of the fluid (liquid... Agent: James E. Brunton, Esq.

20090182303 - Targeted therapeutic agent release for weight loss therapy: A method for treating obesity comprises anchoring at a first target site within a body a first therapeutic agent delivery device including a first therapeutic agent reservoir coupled to a first outlet which, when the first device is anchored at the first target site, is positioned adjacent to a first... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP

20090182306 - Microneedle devices and methods of drug delivery or fluid withdrawal: Microneedle devices and methods of manufacture and use thereof are provided. The devices may be used in controlled delivery of drug across or into a biological barrier, such as skin, or fluid withdrawal from a biological barrier. In one case, the device includes a base substrate which comprises a drug... Agent: Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

20090182305 - Reusable cannula: A cannula device for insertion into a human or animal body, and method for using such cannula device, are disclosed, wherein all or part of the cannula is made of a shape memory alloy with an austenitic transformation temperature at or above the range at which medical instruments are sterilized.... Agent: Dubois, Bryant, Campbell & Schwartz, LLP

20090182307 - System and method for tension-activated fluid control: A medication infusion system may include a controller and a reservoir module including a reservoir containing medication to be delivered to an internal wound site via the controller. The controller may have a peristaltic pump driven by a motor to urge medication to flow toward the internal wound site, through... Agent: Medicinelodge Inc.

20090182308 - Method and device to administer medicine via a pacifier: Pacifier with a separable detachable device, a connection for injecting medicine from the rear side of the pacifier through a tube passing through the middle of the teat of the pacifier, directly into a child's mouth. When, the pacifier include the connectable part, which is the devise that enabling the... Agent: Uzi Ezra Havosha & Partners

20090182309 - Medical fluid coupling port with guide for reduction of contamination: This invention provides a female medical coupling port with an integrated port guide to enable more accurate and precise coupling of a male port coupling (such as the cannula of a syringe) and to prevent port exposure to non-sterile objects. The male and female ports can be arranged according to... Agent: Loginov & Associates, PLLC

  
07/09/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing

20090177138 - Shunt device for glaucoma treatment: An improved indwelling shunt device for use in treating glaucoma is provided, comprising a flexible plate for placement on the eye, a tube for draining aqueous fluid from the anterior chamber of the eye, said tube having a proximal end and a distal end; and an adjustment element in moveable... Agent: Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

20090177139 - System, devices, and methods including actively-controllable electromagnetic energy-emitting delivery systems and energy-activateable disinfecting agents: Systems, devices, methods, and compositions are described for providing an actively-controllable disinfecting implantable device configured to, for example, treat or prevent an infection in a biological subject.... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

20090177140 - Method of stimulating the body: A method for driving moisturizing substances and/or cosmetic active ingredients into the skin of the human body has skin brought into contact with the substances and/or active ingredients and a compression element applied thereto. Then, the tissue is subsequently set into oscillation. The compression element may be formed by compression... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20090177141 - Anti-extravasation sheath: The devices and methods shown provide for the minimization of extravasation during arthroscopic surgery. The anti-extravasation sheath allows a surgeon to drain excess fluids from the soft tissue surrounding the surgical field during arthroscopic surgical procedures.... Agent: Crockett & Crockett, P.C.

20090177146 - Apparatus and methods for controlling and automating fluid infusion activities: The present invention provides apparatuses and methods to safely and economically deliver infusion fluid to a patient during a medical procedure. The infusion fluid may be a sedative, analgesic, amnestic or other pharmaceutical agent (drug) for alleviating a patient's pain and anxiety before, during and/or after a medical or surgical... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090177142 - Insulin pump with add-on modules: This document discusses, among other things, an apparatus comprising a pump configured to deliver insulin, a wireless communication port, a controller, and a housing to enclose the apparatus. The controller is configured to communicate with a second device via the communication port using an open standard wireless communication protocol. The... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20090177145 - Medical device and method for monitoring hematocrit and svo2: A method, an implantable medical device, and a computer-readable medium encoded with programming instructions allow monitoring of a hematocrit value and an SvO2 level of a patient, making use of at least one medical lead connected to an implantable medical device that carries an optical sensor module that measures at... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20090177144 - Micromachined neural probes: A neural probe includes at least one shaft, at least one first electrode disposed on a first side of the at least one shaft, and at least one second electrode disposed on a second side of the at least one shaft. The at least one second electrode is separately addressable... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090177143 - Use of an equilibrium intravascular sensor to achieve tight glycemic control: A method for achieving tight glycemic control in a patient in need thereof is disclosed. The method comprises deploying an equilibrium glucose sensor within a blood vessel in the patient, coupling the sensor to a monitor that displays the blood glucose concentration, and administering a blood glucose regulator when the... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090177147 - Insulin pump with insulin therapy coaching: An apparatus comprising a pump configured to deliver insulin, an input configured to receive information related to managing diabetes of a user, a user interface, and a controller communicatively coupled to the pump, the input, and the user interface. The controller includes an insulin timing module configured to initiate delivery... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20090177149 - Method of purging air from a medical fluid machine: A medical fluid machine includes a housing providing a first wall and a second wall, the first and second walls at least partially defining a pump chamber. A fluid receptacle is located within the pump chamber, the fluid receptacle including first and second flexible membranes configured to be moved apart... Agent: Baxter Healthcare Corporation

20090177148 - System and method for detecting occlusion using flow sensor output: A method and system for detecting an inclusion within an infusion system. The method includes monitoring an output signal of a flowrate sensor as fluid flows through an infusion system. The output signal is then converted with a noise reduction filter to obtain a filtered output signal. The filtered output... Agent: Baxter Healthcare Corporation

20090177150 - Low friction systems and devices: Disclosed herein are compositions and systems having a low coefficient of friction. The low friction system comprises a first surface and a second surface, where the first surface comprises (i) a polycarbonate and a first additive, or (ii) a poly-butylene terephthalate and a second additive; and the second surface comprises... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department

20090177151 - Surgical needle and method of guiding a surgical needle: A surgical assembly comprising a needle tip (100) connected to a flexible tube (102) filled with a magnetorheo logical (MR) fluid. In order to guide the assembly through body tissue along a desired arbitrary path, the physician successively bends the needle tip (100) to re-orient it toward a desired direction... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090177152 - Catheter drug delivery system and method for use: A steerable guide catheter system for navigation through the vasculature of a patient to the heart.... Agent: Crockett & Crockett, P.C.

20090177153 - Apparatus and methods for bone, tissue and duct dilatation: Apparatus and methods are disclosed for medical treatment comprising bone, tissue or duct dilatation using inflatable dilatation elements together with apparatus and techniques for tensioning, stretching, folding, and/or wrapping the dilatation elements externally as well as in situ to facilitate insertion, positioning and withdrawal procedures.... Agent: Andover-ip-law

20090177155 - Fluid injection system and pressure jacket assembly with syringe illumination: The fluid injection apparatus for use with a syringe includes an injector and a pressure jacket assembly associated with the injector. The injector includes a housing defining a central opening and a drive piston extendable through the central opening for imparting motive forces to a syringe plunger disposed within the... Agent: Gregory L Bradley Medrad Inc

20090177154 - Insulin pump with convenience features: This document discusses, among other things, an apparatus comprising a pump configured to deliver insulin, a user interface including a display, and a controller communicatively coupled to the pump and the user interface. The controller includes a site display module configured to display a next suggested location of the body... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20090177156 - Spring driven adjustable oral syringe: Embodiments disclosed herein generally describe a medication delivery system. The medication delivery system includes a barrel, a plunger assembly, a dosage selection device, and a force producing element. The plunger assembly is disposed within the barrel. The force producing element can force the plunger assembly from the barrel. The user... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090177157 - Micropump with at least one gas releasing material: The invention relates to a micropump comprising at least one gas releasing material which drives a piston towards a second material containing a drug material which is released through a semi permeable membrane and/or flow restrictor... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090177158 - Self-contained pressurized injection device: An apparatus includes a medicament container and an actuator assembly coupled to a proximal end portion of the medicament container. A distal end portion of the medicament container is configured to be coupled to a needle. A piston is movably disposed within the medicament container such that the medicament container... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group

20090177159 - Fluid infusion system, a method of assembling such system and drug reservoir for use in the system: The present application relates to methods and devices for providing a reduced risk of free flow from medical devices such as an infusion pump. A medicament containing reservoir (100) is provided with a piston having a sealing portion (121) formed by a material of a first stiffness. The piston further... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department

20090177160 - Fluid delivery device with autocalibration: A micro fluid delivery device is particularly useful in medical applications. The device may be worn or carried by the user and may deliver drugs or other medicaments to the user or patient. The device has a control system that accepts input from the user and controls all aspects of... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20090177161 - Hollow curved superelastic medical needle and method: A needle assembly 10 compromising an infusion needle 11 that includes a needle cannula 13 made of a superelastic material such as Nitinol. The needle cannula is cold-worked or heat annealed to produce a preformed bend 16 that can be straightened within passageway 21 of a coaxial outer cannula 12... Agent: Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, Mcnett & Henry LLP

20090177162 - Access assembly with adjustable seal member: The mechanism may include a single seal element or first and second seal elements. The seal elements may be adapted for lateral movement during longitudinal movement of the seal. The first and second seal elements may be in at least partial overlapping relation when in the first position of the... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20090177163 - Reduced friction catheter introducer and method of manufacturing and using the same: Tear-away sheath introducers for catheters, methods for making such introducers, and methods for using such introducers are described. The sheath introducers contain movable valves that are encapsulated in a movable housing that allows the valve to move along the axis of the introducer. As the movable valve and housing travel... Agent: Rutan & Tucker, LLP.

20090177164 - Support system for a feeding tube: A support system for supporting a feeding tube of a person is disclosed. The support system comprises an elongated flexible band, a disc and a sling mechanism. The elongated flexible band is adapted to circumscribe the person's body, at least partially covering abdomen region of the person. The disc is... Agent: William Reilly

20090177165 - Silicon breast implant injector for augmentation mammaplasty: The present invention includes a hollow tube and a plunger. The hollow tube has a barrel which has one end tapered to form a first arched barrel connecting to an inverse second arched barrel which in turn is connected to an ejection opening formed at the same diameter as the... Agent: Frenkel & Associates, P.C.

20090177166 - Safe medical syringe with an automatic slowly retractable needle: A needle gradually auto-retractable safety medical syringe includes a hollow barrel, a plunger provided in the barrel, a piston provided on the head of the plunger, a hub provided on the head of the barrel. The hub includes an elastic connecting hub providing with a needle and a hub sheath... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090177167 - Needle tip guard for percutaneous entry needles: A needle tip protective device for use with percutaneous entry needles. In one embodiment, the needle tip protective device includes a needle guard slidably mounted on a hypodermic needle, the latter having a needle tip located at the distal end thereof, and a change of profile formed medially there along.... Agent: Tim L. Kitchen

20090177169 - Adaptor with blunt cannula and ribs: An adaptor comprises a plate having upper and lower surfaces. The plate has four corners. A luer mating structure is associated with the plate upper surface and a blunt cannula is associated with the lower surface. The blunt cannula has a proximal portion extending from the plate lower surface and... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP

20090177168 - Blunt cannula with non-circular proximal portion for accessing a slit septum oriented to the cannula: A blunt cannula includes a distal portion and a proximal portion. The proximal portion has a non-circular, such as oval, cross-section. A slit septum of a medical site is oriented to receive the proximal portion of the blunt cannula.... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP

20090177170 - Closable male luer connector: The present invention provides a closable male luer connector (101) in which an inner portion (121) within the spigot (111) of the connector is movable from a sealing position to an open position on connection of the connector to a female luer connector (10). The movement of the inner portion... Agent: Carter, Deluca, Farrell & Schmidt, LLP

20090177171 - Apparatus and method for treating the skin: According to some embodiments, a system for treating skin includes a handpiece assembly comprising a tip and a main body portion, the main body portion comprising an interior cavity and at least one canister configured to store at least one of a treatment material and a waste material. The treatment... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090177172 - Low-profile reduced pressure treatment system: A low-profile reduced pressure treatment apparatus and system are provided. The apparatus includes a moldable conduit holder, a conduit through the conduit holder, and a flexible base. The conduit holder has first and second bulkhead surfaces, a convex top surface, and a bottom surface adapted to conform to a tissue... Agent: Kinetic Concepts, Inc. C/o Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20090177173 - Intravaginal device with fluid transport plates: An intravaginal device has a fluid storage element having a longitudinal axis and is in fluid communication with at least one fluid transport element. The at least one fluid transport element has a first plate having an outwardly oriented surface and an inwardly oriented surface and a second plate coupled... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090177174 - Absorbent composite material and method for manufacturing the same: An absorbent composite comprising: a base material and water-absorbent resin particles; wherein the following conditions (1) to (4) are fulfilled: (1) the weight ratio of water-absorbent resin relative to the total weight of the base material and water-absorbent resin is 65 to 99 wt %, (2) the water-absorbent resin particles... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090177175 - Method for improved stabilization of a tampon: A method is provided for stabilizing a tampon. The method includes providing a pledget having a moisture content and including one or more metallic cation salts, compressing the pledget to produce a tampon, and applying microwave radiation to the tampon for a time sufficient to stabilize the tampon. The time... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20090177176 - Underpants type disposable diaper cover: [Means for Solving Problems] In an underpants type disposable diaper cover comprising a front body part (F) and a back body part (B) which are formed in such a manner as to be continuous with each other at a crotch portion and both side portions, thereby creating a waist opening... Agent: Quinn Emanuel Koda & Androlia

20090177178 - Connector device and method for sterile mixing: The invention relates to a connector device for establishing fluid communication between a first and a second container. The device includes a first tube member for engaging the first container and a second tube member in fluid communication with said first tube member at a first end and having at... Agent: O''shea Getz P.C.

20090177177 - Liquid drug transfer devices for failsafe correct snap fitting onto medicinal vials: Liquid drug transfer devices including a vial adapter designed for failsafe correct snap fitting on a medicinal vial for ensuring flow communication with the vial's interior. The vial adapters include at least two non-adjacent vial retention flex members for snap fitting over a vial opening for vial retention purposes and... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP

20090177179 - Single-use packaging system for storing and dispensing multicomponent materials: The invention relates to a disposable packaging system (2) for storing and dispensing multi-component materials (6), wherein the disposable packaging system (2) has a rigid housing (5) which is separated by films (8) into at least two regions for storing and mixing multi-component materials (6), and wherein the films (8)... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090177180 - User interface improvements for medical devices: A method and system is disclosed for operating a medical device with or without a cassette in place. A method is disclosed for adding additional VTBI to an ongoing infusion without stopping the infusion and with maintaining the infusion parameters. A method and system is disclosed for changing the CCA... Agent: Brian R. Woodworth

20090177181 - Device and process for controlling the depth of sedation of a mechanically respirated patient: A device is provided for controlling the depth of sedation of a respirated patient. The device includes a respirator (2) and a sensor array (1) for detecting the tidal volume and/or the respiration rate of the patient being respirated. A computing unit (5) is provided for calculating the measured values... Agent: Mcglew & Tuttle, PC

20090177183 - Cell delivery catheters with distal tip high fidelity sensors: The present invention relates to over the wire cell delivery catheters with high fidelity sensors at their distal end. These catheters are comprised of flow rate sensors and/or pressure transducer sensors. These catheters can also be comprised of occlusion balloons. The catheters of the present invention allow for administration of... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090177182 - Glass drug chamber for automated ophthalmic injection device: A dispensing assembly has a glass tube assembly, a chamber housing, a needle, and a temperature control device. The glass tube assembly includes a glass tube with inner and outer surfaces and distal and proximal ends. A plunger is fluidly sealed to the inner surface of the glass tube at... Agent: Alcon

20090177184 - Method and apparatus for improving venous access: Embodiments of the invention include a method and a device for increasing vasodilatation and/or controlling the temperature of a mammal by applying a desired vacuum pressure to the skin of the extremity of a mammal. In some cases it is also desirable to provide heat to regions of the extremity... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.

20090177185 - Cut tubular members for a medical device and methods for making and using the same: Medical devices and methods for making and using the same. An example medical devices includes a core member and a tubular member disposed over a portion of the core member. The tubular member has a plurality of slots formed therein.... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20090177186 - Luer lock connector with roughened tip: Medical devices with male luer lock fittings with either a male conical tip having a roughened outer surface or a female luer lock fitting with a roughened surface and methods for manufacture and use are disclosed. The outer surface of the male conical tip or a surface of the female... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20090177187 - Pressure activated valve with angled slit: A pressure actuated valve comprises a first membrane having a slit extending through the membrane at a nonzero draft angle relative to a perpendicular to a surface of the membrane, material of the membrane biasing the slit closed so that the slit remains closed when a fluid pressure applied to... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP

20090177188 - Method and device for controlling several infusion pumps: The invention concerns a method and device for controlling a number of infusion pumps (2-10), whereby each infusion pump (2-10) has an infusate assigned to it which is administered within a pre-determinable period of time assigned to it as an infusion at a pre-determinable infusion rate to a living being,... Agent: Ratnerprestia

  
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20090171261 - Method and apparatus for calculating fluid flow rate: A switch valve for use in an extracorporeal blood flow circuit comprises a valve housing having a chamber, four openings communicating with the chamber, and a valve member located in the valve chamber. A first opening is to be connected to a patient via an arterial cannula, a second opening... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20090171264 - Medical devices based on poly(vinyl alcohol): Provided are orthopedic implants and scaffolds comprising poly(vinyl alcohol) which has a degree of hydrolysis of at least 90% and a weight average molecular weight of at least 50,000. Also provided are methods for making same.... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP

20090171262 - Method and mixture for in vivo photochemical cross-linking of collagen: A method and a composition for photochemical cross linking of collagen by photoactive agent in-vivo are presented. The method includes a non-toxic photoactive formulation of the composition with collagen, which is administered to treatment area locally; followed by irradiation with suitable wavelength. In one of the embodiment liposomal formulated mTHPC... Agent: Bolesh J. Skutnik Ceramoptec Industries, Inc.

20090171263 - System, devices, and methods including actively-controllable superoxide water generating systems: Systems, devices, methods, and compositions are described for providing an actively-controllable disinfecting implantable device configured to, for example, treat or prevent an infection in a biological subject.... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

20090171265 - Catheter-based, dual balloon photopolymerization system: A system for applying a polymer (hydrogel) to the inner surface of a vessel by photopolymerization includes a catheter having a first inflatable member and a guidewire having a second inflatable member. The catheter has an extended tip distal to the first inflatable member that includes multiple perfusion ports. A... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department

20090171266 - Combination therapy: There is provided a method for producing lysis of adipose tissue that includes applying focused ultrasonic energy to the adipose tissue and applying at least one additional therapeutic procedure to said adipose tissue or surrounding tissue. There is further provided a system for combination therapy for producing lysis of adipose... Agent: Empk & Shiloh, LLP C/o Landon Ip, Inc.

20090171267 - Rheolytic thrombectomy catheter with self-inflating proximal balloon with drug infusion capabilities: The present disclosure involves a rheolytic thrombectomy catheter with a self-inflating proximal balloon having drug infusion capabilities. A self-inflating balloon having a plurality of outflow orifices located about the peripheral circumference thereof is located proximal to an inflow gap or orifices and a fluid jet emanator and which balloon is... Agent: Gregory L Bradley Medrad Inc

20090171268 - Manually operated insufflator: The invention includes a device, kit, and system capable of manually distending a subject's body cavity. In one embodiment, the invention includes a distention media reservoir (10), insertable member (20) for insertion into a body cavity, and a manually operated pumping member (12) capable of displacing distention media from the... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20090171269 - Infusion device and methods therefor: Method and apparatus for providing retractable infusion tubing for an infusion device and a jog wheel user interface for an analyte monitoring system receiver and/or an infusion device control unit is provided.... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20090171270 - Attachment for a milk pump: An attachment for a milk pump, including a one-walled, dimensionally stable positioning section which tapers in tunnel-shaped manner from the positioning opening to the securing section for connecting to the milk pump. The positioning section and the securing section are connected together by an articulated connection such that the longitudinal... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20090171271 - Active cannula for bio-sensing and surgical intervention: Disclosed is a surgical needle, or active cannula, that is capable of following a complex path through cavities and tissue within a patient's anatomy. The needle has a plurality of overlapping flexible tubes, each of which has a pre-formed curvature and a pre-determined flexibility. Each of the plurality of flexible... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP

20090171275 - Controlling movement of distal portion of medical device: A medical device allows movement control of a distal end portion of the medical device and is adapted for one-handed operation. The medical device is capable of omni-directional control of the distal end portion of the device. The device has an elongated member including a deflectable portion at a distal... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group

20090171273 - Deflectable catheter constructed to inhibit component migration: A method of manufacturing a deflectable electrophysiological catheter includes constructing a shaft having a distal end and at least one lumen. The method further includes inserting a component into the lumen, and processing at least a portion of the distal end to reduce the cross-sectional profile of the lumen to... Agent: Sjm/afd - Dykema C/o Cpa Global

20090171272 - Deflectable sheath and catheter assembly: The present invention relates to deflectable access sheath assembly. The present invention relates to deflectable sheaths and catheters, including a deflectable sheath access device or introducer, wherein the deflection and movement of the sheath access device is controlled through the relative movement of a plurality of sheaths with respect to... Agent: Sjm/afd - Dykema C/o Cpa Global

20090171274 - Non contact mapping catheter: A multi electrode catheter for non contact mapping of the heart having independent articulation and deployment features.... Agent: Beck And Tysver P.l.l.c.

20090171277 - Balloon dilation catheter having transition from coaxial lumens to non-coaxial multiple lumens: A shaft for a balloon dilation catheter comprises a proximal portion wherein a guidewire tubular member is disposed coaxially within an outer tubular member, a shaft transitional portion, wherein the guidewire member is disposed within the outer member, with at least one distal tubular member not present in the proximal... Agent: Howison & Arnott, L.l.p

20090171276 - Transseptal puncture needle and needle assemblies: A transseptal needle includes an elongate needle body having a distal end and a proximal end and a cannular needle tip located proximate the distal end of the needle body. The needle tip has a distal segment, a proximal segment, and a longitudinal axis. An inner surface of the needle... Agent: Sjm/afd-wiley

20090171278 - Balloon catheter system for treating vascular occlusions: wherein the inner shaft is constructed such that following radial expansion of the balloon to a first expanded state, said inner shaft is capable of responding to further longitudinal expansion of the balloon to a second expanded state by increasing its length from a resting value, and of responding to... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090171279 - Balloon catheter assembly and controller therefor: A balloon catheter assembly included a catheter provided with a distal end and a proximal end and at least one inflation lumen in the catheter. The inflation lumen includes a distal end and a proximal end. An inflatable balloon is provided at the distal end of the catheter and in... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20090171280 - Catheter: A tracheo-oesophageal fistula catheter (1) comprises an elongate conduit (2) having a proximal and a distal end, the conduit (2) comprising a plurality of lumens commencing adjacent to the proximal end; means (8, 9) for substantially sealing a tracheo-oesophageal fistula, the means being attached to the conduit (2) adjacent to... Agent: Jackson Walker, L.L.P.

20090171281 - Systems and methods for locating and closing a tissue puncture: A vascular closure device includes a main body and an expandable portion that can be selectively expanded and contracted. The vascular closure device may be used to close the hole in a wall of a vessel after a medical procedure. For example, the vascular closure device may be used to... Agent: Holland & Hart LLP

20090171282 - Vascuar closure device having a flowable sealing material: Various embodiments of a device are shown and disclosed for closing a vascular access puncture site following percutaneous diagnostic or therapeutic interventional procedures. The vascular closure device is configured to safely and accurately deploy a sealing material that undergoes a phase change when deployed inside the tissue tract. The sealing... Agent: Holland & Hart LLP

20090171283 - Method of bonding a dilation element to a surface of an angioplasty balloon: A balloon catheter with dilation elements and method of fabricating thereof is provided that may be used to dilate and/or cut hardened regions of a body vessel. The balloon catheter is provided with dilation elements that extend along a surface of a balloon. One or both ends of the dilation... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20090171284 - Dilation system: A dilation system and method of use thereof are provided that may be used to dilate hardened regions of a stenosis. The dilation system is provided with dilation elements that extend between a catheter and a distal tip to form a cage-like structure. The inner passageway of the cage-like structure... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20090171286 - Safety syringe: A safety syringe includes a barrel which has a hollow passage inside and is coupled with a barrel cover. A push rod has a distal end coupled with a rubber ring to form a close contact with the hollow passage in a slidable manner. A driving module has an inner... Agent: Frenkel & Associates, P.C.

20090171285 - Safety syringe, syringe plunger processing system and method: A safety syringe includes a plunger for moving a rubber stopper in a barrel to force the medicine out of a needle assembly into the patient's body that has a connector at the front side of a shank thereof to hold a metal hook for hooking the needle assembly so... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090171287 - Single use safety syringe having a retractable needle: A single use safety retractable syringe (10) having a retractable needle (20) is disclosed. The syringe includes a hollow barrel (11), a plunger (13) which slideably fits in the barrel, and a piston (13) which fits on the forepart of the plunger. The syringe also includes an actuator mechanism (14),... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.

20090171288 - Systems and methods for vacuum-assisted regeneration of damaged tissue: A system and method for regenerating damaged or necrosed tissue. Negative or vacuum pressure is applied to a surface of the damaged tissue to stimulate the revascularization of the area and/or increased blood flow to the area, which encourages the regeneration of the damaged tissue. A negative pressure device is... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090171289 - User interface improvements for medical devices: A method and system is disclosed for operating a medical device with or without a cassette in place. A method is disclosed for adding additional VTBI to an ongoing infusion without stopping the infusion and with maintaining the infusion parameters. A method and system is disclosed for changing the CCA... Agent: Brian R. Woodworth

20090171290 - Infusion device for infusing multiple medicaments at different speeds and method: An infusion device comprises a pump having first and second chambers that are sealed by a penetrable membrane; an injection catheter comprises a first passageway which is connected to the first chamber; and an expandable elastic pouch which is mounted to the injection catheter and is connected to the second... Agent: Kirton And Mcconkie

20090171291 - Systems and methods allowing for reservoir filling and infusion medium delivery: A system includes a durable portion with a durable housing and a separable disposable portion with a disposable housing that selectively engage with and disengage from each other. The disposable housing secures to a patient and may be disposed of after it has been in use for a prescribed period.... Agent: Foley & Lardner

20090171292 - Arrangement for introducing a liquid into the body of a patient: An infusion set with a guiding needle, more particularly a laterally displaceable guiding needle.... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP

20090171293 - Self expanding wire guide: A wire guide system and method of use are described. The wire guide system comprises a sheathing member, an elongate member, and a self-expandable expandable anchoring portion. The expandable anchoring portion is affixed to the distal end of the elongate member. Advancement of the wire guide system may be achieved... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20090171294 - Single crystal shape memory alloy devices and methods: Devices and methods of making devices having one or more components made of single crystal shape memory alloy capable of large recoverable distortions, defined herein as “hyperelastic” SMA. Recoverable Strains are as large as 9 percent, and in special circumstances as large as 22 percent. Hyperelastic SMAs exhibit no creep... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP

20090171295 - Enhanced apparatus for percutaneous catheter implantation and replacement: A medical apparatus and method of use for implanting a percutaneous catheter in a patient's body which catheter can be easily positioned, repositioned, and replaced. The apparatus includes an elongate sleeve having a tapered forward portion to facilitate its insertion through an undersized incision. The sleeve provides an interior elongate... Agent: Arthur Freilich Freilich, Hornbaker & Rosen

20090171296 - Needle assembly for a prefilled syringe system: A needle assembly (10; 210) for a prefilled injection syringe is described. A needle holder (12; 212) has a needle (14; 214) secured to it and is adapted to be secured to a syringe barrel of the injection syringe. A needle sheath (16; 216) has a distal end forming a... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090171297 - Container and cap assembly: A substance delivery system may include a substance delivery device, a cap, and a removal device. The system may be designed for ease of use. The substance delivery device may include an elongated member adapted to interface with a body. Substance delivery devices may be designed allowing for a predetermined... Agent: Judy Jarecki-black Ph.d., J.d.

20090171298 - 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

20090171299 - Adaptor with blunt cannula: An adaptor comprises a plate having upper and lower surfaces, and oppositely disposed side edges therebetween. A luer mating structure is associated with the plate upper surface. A blunt cannula is associated with the lower surface. The blunt cannula has a proximal portion extending from the plate lower surface and... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP

20090171300 - Delivery system for medical device: A system for delivery of a medical device to a target site within the body of a patient includes an introducer sheath, and a delivery assembly receivable within a passageway of the sheath. The delivery assembly comprises an inner tubular and an outer tubular member. At least a distal portion... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/indy/cook

20090171301 - Multi-conduit balloon catheter: A suctioning and irrigating sinus balloon catheter (301) is provided for treating a patient's paranasal sinus system, including dilating prepared openings, and natural ostia and ducts and excising sinus cavities and choana. The catheter has a number of fluid carrying conduits (320,321,322) to provide irrigation, suction and inflation/deflation to the... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson - Acclarent, Inc.

20090171302 - Enhanced durability of hydrophilic coatings: Lubricous coatings, methods for making an using lubricous coatings, and medical device that include lubricious coatings. An example lubricous coating may include includes a hydrophilic polymer, a flow modifier, an acrylic monomer, a photoinitiator, and a solvent. The coating can be used to coat a medical device along an inner... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20090171303 - Fixed- or variable-length, wire-reinforced catheter and method of adaptation: This disclosure relates to a fixed- or variable-length, wire-reinforced catheter for use in a human body or connected to a subcutaneous port implanted in a human body for use under a cyclical internal load and method of adaptation thereof, and more particularly, to a wire-reinforced catheter of increased internal diameter... Agent: Vedder Price P.C.

20090171304 - Coated hypodermic needle: A needle for a medical procedure includes a shaft with an inner surface, an outer surface, a proximal section, and a distal section. The distal section has a conductive tip configured to be a first electrode for voltage measurement. The needle further includes a first electrically insulative outer layer over... Agent: Sjm/afd - Dykema C/o Cpa Global

20090171305 - Combination therapy for long-lasting ckr: Corneal collagen crosslinking of CKR™-treated cornea results in a long-lasting, potentially permanent correction of corneal shape and improved vision.... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing - Intellectual Property

20090171306 - Pre-filter for an ostomy bag: An ostomy bag with a filter assembly having a gas filter and a pre-filter for preventing or delaying solid/semisolid matter and liquid from reaching the gas filter. The pre-filter is at least substantially flat and comprises a number of constrictions, such as ribs extending along and between two inner surface... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20090171307 - Translucent internal graphics enhancement: Methods for forming a translucent window on the inner surface of a liquid impermeable breathable film outer cover of an absorbent product, such as a diaper, for viewing a water dispersible ink to indicate when an insult has occurred are disclosed. Additionally, absorbent products having a translucent window and a... Agent: Christopher M. Goff (27839) Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20090171308 - Absorbent structure comprising water-swellable material: An absorbent structure formed from a process of providing water-swellable material that includes water-swellable polymer particles, which are coated with a coating agent. The coating agent is a phase-separating elastomeric material that has a first and second glass transition temperature. The coated water-swellable polymer particles are able to swell without... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20090171309 - Body adhering absorbent article: The present invention provides a body adhering absorbent article which is capable of absorbing bodily fluids. In this particular embodiment of the present invention, provided is an absorbent article which is specifically designed for attachment to a wearer's skin in the vulva region of the wearer's torso.... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc. Catherine E. Wolf

20090171310 - Fluid management device with fluid transport element for use within a body: A fluid management device for use in a mammalian body has at least one fluid transport element capable of interfacing with a mammalian body element to provide a substantially uninterrupted fluid conduit. The fluid conduit provides a fluid path between at least one fluid transport element and the storage element.... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090171311 - Dispenser and therapeutic package suitable for administering a therapeutic substance to a subject, along with method relating to same: A dispensing device comprises a sealed package including a collapsible compartment and an administration assembly. The administration assembly includes a delivery device in fluid communication with a substance within the sealed package. A compression panel collapses the compartment to dispense a substance through the delivery device. Embodiments for a single... Agent: Holland & Hart, LLP

20090171312 - System and method for remotely operating a peristaltic pump: A method of storing on a remote storage device protocol information for a drug for administration via a peristaltic pump is disclosed. A communications path between the peristaltic pump and the remote storage device is provided. The protocol information for the drug is entered into the peristaltic pump. The protocol... Agent: Hodgson Russ LLP The Guaranty Building

20090171313 - Iontophoresis device having an active electrode unit: An iontophoresis device transdermally administers an active agent, such as a drug ion, to a biological interface of an organism. The iontophoresis device includes a first electrode assembly having a first electrode member, which is electrically coupled to a terminal, of a main electric power source, having a first polarity... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20090171314 - Molded articles comprising microneedle arrays: A molded article comprising at least one chain of microneedle arrays wherein adjacent arrays in the chain are interconnected by integrally formed runners. Such a molded article may further comprise two or more chains of microneedle arrays, wherein adjacent chains are interconnected to each other by integrally formed runners. Also,... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20090171315 - Method and device for delivering drug to the trigone of the bladder: Methods of treating functional disorders of the bladder in mammalian females are disclosed. A therapeutic compound is delivered directly into the trigone of the bladder. The therapeutic may be delivered to the trigone through the vaginal wall. A device for delivering the therapeutic compound is also disclosed. The device may... Agent: W. Scott Mcnees

20090171316 - Method of treating a joint using an articular injection system: 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

20090171317 - Self-catheterization device to administes compounds to the bladder: Devices and methods for self catheterization and for instilling fluid into the bladder are disclosed. A catheter device is provided for inserting into the urethra of an individual by the subject him or herself for the purpose of instilling a therapeutic compound into the bladder. The catheter assembly includes a... Agent: W Scott Mcnees

20090171318 - Catheter with non-uniform wall thickness: A catheter having a non uniform wall thickness comprising first and second wall regions is described. The first region is thicker than the second region and at least a part of the first region comprises a material having a lower stiffness modulus than the second region. Typically, the ratio of... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20090171319 - Catheter shaft with multiple reinforcing layers and method of its manufacture: A catheter shaft includes an inner layer of a first polymeric material, an intermediate layer of a second polymeric material, an outer layer of a third polymeric material, a first wire reinforcing layer encapsulated between the inner and intermediate layers, and a second wire reinforcing layer encapsulated between the outer... Agent: Sjm/afd-wiley

20090171320 - Medical elongate member, method of manufacturing the same, and apparatus for manufacturing the same: Disclosed herein is a medical elongate member including a elongate base material, a resin layer formed to coat or to be integral with the surface of at least a part of the base material, and a plurality of projections dispersed uniformly in a surface of the resin layer.... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090171321 - Reduced radiation fluoroscopic system: An imaging system includes a display, an x-ray based image acquisition device, a workstation, and a medical device, e.g., a catheter. The image acquisition device is configured to obtain real-time two-dimensional images of a portion of a patient's body that is disposed within the field of view of the image... Agent: Sjm/afd - Dykema C/o Cpa Global

20090171322 - Breakage resistant fitting: The invention may be said to be directed to a luer fitting. The luer fitting may include a male luer, a luer collar disposed about the male luer, and a fulcrum (148) disposed at a base portion of a receptacle between the male luer and the luer collar. The invention... Agent: Mallinckrodt Inc.

20090171323 - Catheter assembly and fluid supply apparatus therefor: A catheter assembly includes a multi-lumen catheter and fluid supply apparatus for supplying fluid to said multi-lumen catheter. The fluid supply apparatus includes an inlet element for coupling to a supply of catheter fluid, a plurality of fluid outlet elements arranged to be each coupled to a respective lumen of... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20090171324 - Reservoir pressure equalization systems and methods: Various embodiments of the present invention are directed to equalizing pressure in a reservoir containing fluidic media, possibly due to imperfect installation of the reservoir or an external influence such as an altitude or a temperature change. In various embodiments, fluidic media may be expelled from the reservoir through a... Agent: Foley & Lardner

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