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Surgery August inventions list 08/09

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08/27/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. inventions list

20090216172 - Pre-moistened cotton swabs: A process for manufacture of an improved cotton swab product for use in personal hygiene, application or removal of cosmetics, or application of medication. Cotton swabs today are sold in packages containing hundreds of individual swabs that can come into contact with germs once the package is opened. This improved... Agent: Mina Houtan, Ph.d.

20090216173 - Blood detoxification membrane, method for producing same, and use thereof: The invention relates to membranes for haemodialysis, haemofiltration and/or plasmapheresis formed from substituted or unsubstituted cellulose carbamate having a carbamate nitrogen content in the range between 0.1 and 6%. The invention also relates to a method for manufacturing membranes of this type as well as to their use for blood... Agent: Millen, White, Zelano & Branigan, P.c.

20090216174 - Double lumen dialysis catheter with closeable arterial distal port: A dialysis catheter which includes a first tube having a first tube distal end with an intake port and a second tube that extends parallel to and is connected to the first tube, with the second tube having a second tube distal end with a discharge port is provided. A... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.c.

20090216176 - Electronically-controlled device for release of drugs, proteins, and other organic or inorganic chemicals: A device for drug release including a drug reservoir including a gate, wherein opening of the gate releases a drug stored in the drug reservoir, an electronic command and control (C & C) unit in communication with the gate that produces a gate bias voltage and time profile supplied to... Agent: David Klein Dekel Patent Ltd.

20090216175 - Transdermal administration device and method of controlling the same: To provide a transdermal administration device capable of increasing the speed at which a drug is transferred into a skin and the amount of the drug to be transferred into the skin. A transdermal administration device is constituted by: an electrode supplied with a voltage of a first conductivity type;... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group Pllc

20090216177 - Catheter-type iontophoresis device: The catheter-type iontophoresis device includes a working electrode assembly and a non-working electrode assembly for administering a drug by iontophoresis. A DC electric power source is connected to the working electrode assembly and the non-working electrode assembly with opposite polarities, and a rod-like member supports the working electrode assembly and... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group Pllc

20090216179 - Deflector shield for use with multiple wound care devices: This invention discloses deflector shields to protect an operator from splashing from the use of hand-held ultrasound wound care devices. The deflector shield is for use with an ultrasound generator, ultrasound tip with a radiation surface and a fluid to serve as a coupling medium between the radiation surface and... Agent: Bacoustics, Llc

20090216178 - Method and apparatus for preventing localized stasis of cerebrospinal fluid: A system and method for treating, inhibiting or ameliorating Alzheimer's disease in a patient, comprising one or more transducers operatively connected to a power source for radiating vibrational or acoustical energy to the maxilla of the patient, wherein the energy is sufficient to radiate through the paranasal sinuses of the... Agent: Weitzman Law Offices, Llc

20090216180 - Methods and devices for cutting tissue: A catheter is provided, which includes a cutting element having one or more raised elements. The cutting element has a cup-shaped surface at the distal end that may be smooth and continuous except for the raised elements.... Agent: Popovich, Wiles & O''connell, Pa 8519 Eagle Point Blvd

20090216181 - Biopsy site marker deployment instrument: An instrument for deploying a marker at a site within a patient may include an elongate cannula, an elongate pusher, and a marker disposed within the cannula. The cannula may have a tip at its distal end and a transverse opening. The pusher may be disposed within the cannula, and... Agent: Frost Brown Todd, Llc

20090216182 - Injection device with a capacitive proximity sensor: An injection device for injecting medication to a patient, comprising a surface (5) having a through hole (3) for passage of a needle, is characterised by further comprising a capacitive proximity sensor (12, 13, 30) for detecting proximity or contact of human skin to/with said surface (5).... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP

20090216183 - Multi medication nasal spray device and method: A nasal spray apparatus for simultaneously administrating metered amounts of multiple medicaments includes chambers for separately storing incompatible medicaments, such as an antihistamine and a steroid. Reciprocal piston pumps allow the medications to be sprayed into the user's nasal cavity. Two pumps can be used to separately transfer the medicaments... Agent: Robert W Pitts

20090216184 - Drug storage and delivery device: A drug storage and delivery device (1) comprising a reservoir (2) containing a liquid, a vial (3) containing a dry drug, such as a lyophilized drug, means (6) for forcing the liquid from the reservoir (2) to the vial (3), via an established fluid connection, and locking means adapted to... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department

20090216185 - Balloon catheter with durable tip portion: A durable distal tip structure for an intravascular catheter that may include a distal portion comprising a ring of durable material configured to provide a durable distal tip to the catheter, and a proximal portion extending proximally from the distal portion and configured for connecting the distal tip structure to... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, Llc

20090216186 - Feeding tube: An feeding tube and a kit for installation of a feeding tube includes a balloon anchored gastric tube. A protective sleeve on a dilator protects the toroidal balloon from damage during surgical insertion of the feeding tube. In one example, a jejunal tube is integrated with the kit and the... Agent: Christopher Paradies, Ph.d.

20090216187 - Method of treatment of vascular diseases: The present invention relates in general to the field of methods for the treatment of vascular diseases, namely to a method of a minimal invasive surgery. More precisely the present invention relates to a method of a minimal invasive surgery for the treatment of a human suffering from a vascular... Agent: Saliwanchik Lloyd & Saliwanchik A Professional Association

20090216188 - Safety syringes: Syringes are disclosed herein incorporating a variety of safety mechanisms for protecting the users from accidental needle stick. In certain embodiments, the syringes incorporate retractable carriages that can be retracted into the syringe barrels by engaging with the plungers. The carriages are configured to receive different needle hubs having any... Agent: Klein, O'neill & Singh, LLP

20090216189 - Device and method for controlling flow of liquid fluid in arthroscopic surgery: In the preferred embodiment, the invention is a device for foot actuated fluid flow control through a surgical site in arthroscopic surgery. The device preferably includes: a foot pedal and a fluid regulator. Compression of the foot pedal actuates the fluid regulator, which switches the fluid regulator to the OPEN... Agent: Schox Plc

20090216190 - Syringe having a proximal end with an outward extending lip: A syringe includes a body having a distal end, a proximal end and a center section therebetween, a plunger movably disposed in the body, and a lip extending outward from the proximal end of the body. The outward extending lip has an outer diameter no greater than the outer diameter... Agent: Gregory L Bradley Medrad Inc

20090216193 - Fluid injection apparatus having a syringe presence sensor: The fluid injection apparatus is adapted for use with a syringe and includes an injector and a pressure jacket associated with the injector. The injector includes a housing defining an opening for a drive piston extendable from the housing. The pressure jacket secures the syringe during an injection procedure. The... Agent: Gregory L Bradley Medrad Inc

20090216192 - Fluid injection apparatus having anti-rotation elements to limit syringe plunger rotation: The fluid injection apparatus is adapted for use with a syringe and includes an injector and a pressure jacket associated with the injector. The injector includes a drive piston having a plunger engaging end. The syringe includes a body and a plunger movably disposed within the body, the plunger having... Agent: Gregory L Bradley Medrad Inc

20090216191 - Injection device with haptic feedback: A device for driving a surgical apparatus and being configured in a master-slave setup and comprising a slave component comprising a drive unit apt to actuate a surgical apparatus connected to it; and a sensor apt to emit sensor information related to the resistance opposing the actuation of the drive... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.a.

20090216194 - Medical device adapted for detection of drug condition: A drug delivery device is provided, comprising a reservoir adapted to contain a liquid drug, an outlet, and expelling means for, in a situation of use, expelling a drug from the reservoir via the outlet. The device further comprises a light source (575) adapted for directing a beam of light... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department

20090216195 - Surgical needle or introducer with precise penetrator: A penetrating instrument and method for piercing a desired tough or elastic tissue to a controlled and predetermined depth so as to avert any danger of damaging organs or tissues more deeply disposed. The instrument may comprise an introducer needle capable of independently penetrating bodily tissue and having a central... Agent: Hayworth, Chaney & Thomas, P.a.

20090216196 - Apparatus and method for accessing a sinus cavity: A system for accessing a sinus cavity of a subject includes an access tool configured to penetrate into the sinus cavity from a location external the subject. The system further includes an access sheath having a distal tubular portion, a lumen extending through the access sheath and the distal tubular... Agent: Vista Ip Law Group LLP

20090216197 - Urinary catheter holder: A catheter holder is provided. The catheter holder comprises a cushioned platform for shielding a patent's skin from rigid portions of a catheter. The cushioned platforms comprises a central portion and two sections extending in opposite directions from the central portion, each section having a width that is less than... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090216198 - Syringe needle guide insertion apparatus: A syringe and needle apparatus, comprising a needle having a sharpened beveled point at one end thereof and having a hollow bore extending from the sharpened end and through the needle to a hub end thereof. The syringe and needle apparatus further includes a syringe including a syringe barrel and... Agent: Ortiz & Lopez, Pllc

20090216199 - Retained needle structure of non-radial operating structure: s

20090216200 - System for introducing an agent into a blood vessel: The present invention relates to a system for introduction of an agent into a blood vessel (G), wherein the system (1) comprises a wire (10) having a proximal end (114, 121) and a distal end (112) as well as lumen (115) extending between these ends, wherein the system is characterized... Agent: Mark J. Pandiscio Pandiscio & Pandiscio

20090216201 - Safety needle guard: A needle guard is disclosed. The needle guard includes a binding plate defining a multi-slot aperture adapted to receive a needle cannula therethrough. The needle guard also includes a biasing member for biasing the needle cannula within the multi-slot aperture, and a sensing arm connected to the binding plate. The... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & Chief Ip Counsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20090216202 - Delivery needle apparatus with sleeve: A delivery needle apparatus in which a sleeve is fitted over an exterior surface of a delivery needle and methods of manufacturing the same. An elongate medical device may be delivered through the interior of the delivery needle and out of an opening in the distal end of the delivery... Agent: Mueting, Raasch & Gebhardt, P.a.

20090216203 - Intimacy medical needle designed for nerve stimulation through soft tissue and microadhesiolysis of adhered soft tissue and medical instrument using the same: A medical needle comprises a main body extending from a proximal end to a distal end, and a tip portion formed at the distal end of the body. The tip portion has a first inclined region, the cross-sectional area of which decreases toward the distal end and has a pair... Agent: Patterson, Thuente, Skaar & Christensen, P.a.

20090216204 - Auto-replenishing, wound-dressing apparatus and method: Apparatus and methods to replenish a dressing with a therapeutically effective concentration of a fluid deliver a fluid carrier containing an active ingredient. The fluid may be stored in and delivered from a pump mechanism including reservoirs for a pressurization gas and the fluid, which may be loaded at a... Agent: Ceramatec, Inc.

20090216205 - Fluid waste collection and disposal system and method: A system and method for continuously aspirating and collecting fluid waste during a medical procedure without interruption for disposal of the collected fluid waste. The system includes a first reservoir in communication with a vacuum source which produces a negative pressure therein to draw the fluid waste from the patient... Agent: Patent Department Larkin, Hoffman, Daly & Lindgren, Ltd.

20090216206 - Waste management system: A waste management system includes a waste transport device and a waste collection device. The waste transport device includes a collection member with a distal end opening having a first cross-sectional area and a proximal end opening having a second cross-sectional area less than the first cross-sectional area, a retention... Agent: Rutan & Tucker, LLP.

20090216207 - Biodegradable barrier film: The present invention discloses the construction of a biodegradable film that has barrier towards faeces odour and with no cracking sounds. This is obtained through using a substantially exfoliated silicate filler material, which is applied with water (evaporating under mild conditions) such that the softener of the biodegradable material can... Agent: Jacobson Holman Pllc

20090216208 - Ostomy carrier device: The invention relates to an ostomy carrier device comprising, a base plate for securing the carrier device to a user's skin around a stoma, the base plate having an opening for receiving the stoma; a circumferential flange adapted for connection with and removal of an ostomy collecting bag, the circumferential... Agent: Jacobson Holman Pllc

20090216210 - Absorbent article: The present invention relates to an absorbent article and a method for manufacturing the same. The absorbent article is made from an absorbent nonwoven fabric having a density from about 0.01 g/cc to about 0.05 g/cc. The absorbent nonwoven fabric has a first major surface and a second major surface.... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090216209 - Double gusset cloth diaper along with method for making the same: A double gusset cloth diaper including an inner surface and an outer surface forming an hourglass shape, having a groin area proximate a center line of the reusable diaper and defining at least one recess therebetween. A fluid absorbent material is removably located in the recess through the opening. A... Agent: Holland & Hart, LLP

20090216211 - Device for the treatment of a medical fluid: A device for the treatment of a medical fluid including a permanently installed fluid treatment machine and a cassette with fluid-carrying channels as well as an elastic matt placed between these two items. The matt channels are recessed in the elastic matt and are provided with slits. Via the matt... Agent: Jacobson Holman Pllc

20090216212 - Vial adaptor: A vial adaptor configured to be attached to a wide range of vial sizes, the adaptor being configured to penetrate the vial seal so that the contents of a vial can be removed. The vial adaptor can have a body portion, a penetrating portion projecting from the body portion and... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090216213 - Container system for releasably storing a substance: The present invention provides a container system for releasably storing a substance. The container system includes a vial having a sample storage chamber and a piercing member for piercing a membrane in the lid, which membrane seals a substance within a reservoir in the lid until the membrane is pierced... Agent: Clark & Elbing LLP

20090216214 - Therapeutic agent treat to target system: A method of calculating doses of insulin for a person with diabetes and administering the calculated doses to the person with diabetes is presented. Blood glucose values are provided to an insulin dosing calculator which implements a Treat to Target protocol to calculate appropriate doses of insulin. An insulin dispenser... Agent: Burton H. Sage, Jr.

20090216215 - Insertion device for insertion heads and infusion sets: An insertion device for applying an infusion set to the body of a patient, wherein the device has two actuation members which have to be actuated simultaneously to trigger an insertion movement by which a cannula of the infusion set is introduced into the body and wherein, in some embodiments,... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP

20090216216 - Methods of performing a power injection procedure: Methods of performing a power injection procedure are described. One method includes taking an x-ray of a subcutaneously implanted access port in a patient to determine whether the access port includes a radiographic feature indicating that the access port is suitable for flowing fluid at a rate of at least... Agent: Rutan & Tucker, LLP.

  
08/20/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. inventions list

20090209898 - Uninterrupted flow pump apparatus and method: This invention describes a method for pumping or delivering fluids utilizing a flexible vessel subject to controlled pressures within another pressure vessel. The pressure vessel can be sourced with positive and/or negative (e.g., vacuum) pressure.... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP

20090209899 - Delivery system and process: A delivery system, including: a material for storing molecules and/or nanoparticles by substantially binding said molecules and/or nanoparticles to said material; means for applying an electric field to said material to release said molecules and/or nanoparticles; and means for applying an ultrasonic signal to said material to transport said molecules... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090209900 - Device and method for opening vascular obstructions: The present invention is directed to a device and method for opening obstructed body internal passages and for sensing and characterizing tissues and substances being in contact with the device of the invention. In general, the device of the present invention comprises a catheter tube capable of inducing vibrations in... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw

20090209901 - Apparatus for adminstering a therapeutic agent into tissue: An apparatus for administering a therapeutic agent is provided. The apparatus, in an embodiment, includes an ozone generator connected to a scavenger and an ozone administrator via network of tubing and valves. When activated and the valves placed in the proper position, the ozone generator will fill the ozone administrator... Agent: Ceramatec, Inc.

20090209902 - Kit for adminstering a therapeutic agent into tissue: An apparatus for administering a therapeutic agent is provided. The apparatus, in an embodiment, includes an ozone generator connected to a scavenger and an ozone administrator via network of tubing and valves. When activated and the valves placed in the proper position, the ozone generator will fill the ozone administrator... Agent: Ceramatec, Inc.

20090209903 - Device for the injection of a solid or semi-solid implant: The invention relates to a device which is used to inject an implant (6) into tissues (50). The inventive device is characterized in that it comprises : a main hollow body (2; 2′) having a hollow needle (4; 4′) fixed thereto, into which the implant (6) is introduced; a secondary... Agent: Griffin & Szipl, PC

20090209904 - Diagnostic radio frequency identification sensors and applications thereof: An integrated passive wireless chip diagnostic sensor system is described that can be interrogated remotely with a wireless device such as a modified cell phone incorporating multi-protocol RFID reader capabilities (such as the emerging Gen-2 standard) or Bluetooth, providing universal easy to use, low cost and immediate quantitative analyses, geolocation... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC

20090209905 - Compositions comprising chitin microparticles and their medical uses: The present invention relates to compositions comprising chitin microparticles and their medical uses, and in particular to compositions for use as vaccines which comprise antigen from an infectious agent, a chitin microparticle preparation, and a further adjuvant.... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug

20090209906 - Self-sealing device and method for delivery of a therapeutic agent through a pneumostoma: A pneumostoma management system includes a pneumostoma management device for maintaining the patency of a pneumostoma and a drug delivery device for pneumostoma care. The drug delivery device may be used to introduce therapeutic agents into the pneumostoma for direct treatment of the pneumostoma, treatment of the lung by way... Agent: Fliesler Meyer LLP

20090209907 - Single-use indicator for a surgical instrument and a surgical instrument incorporating same: A single-use indicator is provided and is particularly well suited for use with a surgical catheter device. The indicator includes an absorbent filament or wick which is placed in a transparent or translucent indicator lumen of a multi-lumen catheter. The lumen is provided with at least one side port. When... Agent: Gordon & Jacobson, P.C.

20090209908 - Tubular workpiece for producing an improved balloon cuff tracheostomy tube: There is provided a tubular workpiece for blow-molding into an inflatable balloon component. The tubular workpiece is a raw tube having a lumen and composed of a thermoplastic polymer, the tube having an asymmetric wall thickness such that when the tube is preheated in a mold to a temperature sufficient... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc. Catherine E. Wolf

20090209909 - Percutaneous single-phase surgical procedure for creating a pneumostoma to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A percutaneous single-phase surgical procedure is disclosed for creating a pneumostoma to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. A pneumostomy instrument is introduced percutaneously through the thoracic wall, parietal membrane, visceral membrane and into the parenchymal tissue of the lung. The pneumostomy instrument crosses the pleural cavity between the parietal membrane... Agent: Fliesler Meyer LLP

20090209910 - Crossing occlusions in blood vessels: The present disclosure is directed a method of facilitating treatment via a vascular wall defining a vascular lumen containing an occlusion therein. The method may include providing a first intravascular device having a distal portion and at least one aperture and positioning the distal portion of the first intravascular device... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090209911 - Apparatus and method for portable liquid drug delivery: An apparatus includes a cartridge having a liquid drug reservoir configured to hold a liquid drug and a volatile liquid reservoir configured to hold a volatile liquid. The cartridge is configured so that vaporization of at least some of the volatile liquid creates a flow of the liquid drug out... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services

20090209912 - Apparatus for peripheral vascular access: This invention provides devices and methods for insertion of a catheter into a vessel. The devices include coaxial slidably mounted needle, dilator and catheter components. The methods include piercing a vessel with the needle component, dilating the pierced hole with the dilator component, retraction of the needle component, insertion of... Agent: Quine Intellectual Property Law Group, P.C.

20090209913 - Trocar for thoracic surgery: A trocar for thoracic surgery, comprising a guide duct for surgical instruments adapted to be inserted in a body opening of access to the thoracic cavity. The duct is formed by a plurality of sectors arranged about its axis and articulated to a support frame. A sector expander is associated... Agent: Pollack, P.C.

20090209915 - Flip-top design cannula: There's provided a flip-top cannula assembly including a cannula having a cannula seal for receiving a range of surgical instruments having a first predetermined diameter and a reducer cap movably mounted on the cannula. The reducer cap includes a reducer seal having an opening which is substantially smaller than that... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20090209914 - Sealing arrangement for medical introducer: A sealing arrangement for a medical introducer having a distal end for introduction into a patient's blood vessel. The introducer includes a flexible sealing member having an aperture for introduction of a guide wire or other medical device therethrough. A constraining structure, such as a washer, tightly contacts and surrounds... Agent: Klauber & Jackson

20090209916 - Sealant applicator with malleable section: An applicator device for applying at least one agent to a target site, including: a rigid section configured for the passage of fluid therethrough, the rigid section having a proximal end portion and a distal end portion, the proximal end portion configured for communication with at least one fluid reservoir;... Agent: Baxter Healthcare Corporation

20090209917 - Aspirator for pneumostoma management: A pneumostoma management system includes a pneumostoma management device for maintaining the patency of a pneumostoma while controlling the flow of material through the pneumostoma and a pneumostoma aspirator for pneumostoma care. The pneumostoma aspirator includes a bulb or syringe for applying positive or negative pressure, a tube for entering... Agent: Fliesler Meyer LLP

20090209918 - Method and device for dialysis: A method and system are provided for performing dialysis. The system provides needleless vascular access which reduces the repeated traumas of conventional dialysis by providing a vascular graft and port combination which interfaces with a specially-designed catheter system. The installed implant is low profile, small and stable, and saddles the... Agent: Mayer & Williams PC

20090209919 - Adhesive for injection needle, a method for bonding injection needle, a syringe front-assembly and a syringe: The present invention inhibits the occurrence of the foreign matters attributable to an adhesive for bonding an injection needle to a needle-base member so as to enhance the yield of a syringe when producing the same. A front-assembly (3) additionally provided at a leading end of an injection cylinder (2)... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20090209920 - injection device with mode locking means: An injection device comprising a housing, a dose setting member being operable to set a desired dose, a piston rod adapted to cooperate with a piston to cause a set dose to be expelled, and mode locking means. The mode locking means is adapted to be in a first extreme... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department

20090209921 - Dialysis valve and method: A dialysis valve includes a tube attached between an artery and a vein which, when elongated, simultaneously narrows in diameter at least one location. The narrowed portion of the tube decreases the volume and velocity between the arterial and venous side of the patient to prevent damage or intimal hyperplasia... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090209922 - Self-lubricating elastomeric components for use in medical devices: A device includes an elastomer component that has a molecular scaffold. The molecular scaffold defines interstitial spaces. The component is impregnated with a vegetable oil carrying a fatty acid amide to impart a lubrication to the component and thereby impart a resistance to adhering to a surface of the component.... Agent: Bromberg & Sunstein LLP

20090209923 - Disposable hypodermic needle: The present disclosure concerns (i) a hypodermic needle composed of a metal alloy, wherein the metal alloy is in a predominantly amorphous form, said amorphous form of said metal alloy having a glass transition temperature (T 9 ) in the range of 50-6500 C, (ii) methods for the manufacture of... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090209924 - Enhanced pneumostoma management device and methods for treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A partially-implantable pneumostoma management device maintains the patency of a pneumostoma while controlling the flow of material through the pneumostoma. A tube of the pneumostoma management device is placed through the chest wall into the lung. The tube comprises a plurality of holes in the distal end to allow the... Agent: Fliesler Meyer LLP

20090209925 - Device for the treatment of carotid artery diseases: Device comprising a collar, at least one inflatable elastic cushion, and a pad, carried by the cushion and comprising a revulsive active principle. Also envisaged is the use of a revulsive active principle for the preparation of a medicament for treatment of an affection of the carotid arteries.... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20090209926 - Urostomy pouch adapter: The present invention relates generally to a urostomy pouch adapter for attaching a urostomy pouch to a night bag and more particularly, but not exclusively, to a kit comprising a plurality of pouch connectors for attachment to a variety of urostomy pouches and having a night bag connector for providing... Agent: Dann, Dorfman, Herrell & Skillman

20090209927 - Absorbent article: An absorbent article in which a plurality of absorbent components is layered, and the absorbent component on top is peeled off after use. The article is configured to inhibit twisting or wrinkling during use. In the absorbent article, the upper absorbent component is layered on the skin-facing surface of the... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20090209928 - Absorbent article: An absorbent article in which a plurality of absorbent components is layered, and the absorbent component on top is peeled off after use. The article is configured to inhibit twisting or wrinkling during use. In the absorbent article, the upper absorbent component is layered on the skin-facing surface of the... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20090209929 - Absorbent article: An absorbent article in which a plurality of absorbent components is layered, and the absorbent component on top is peeled off after use. The article is configured to inhibit twisting or wrinkling during use. In the absorbent article, the upper absorbent component is layered on the skin-facing surface of the... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20090209930 - Absorbent article: An absorbent article for wearing in an undergarment. The absorbent article can include a nonwoven. The nonwoven can have a nonwoven body facing surface. The nonwoven can have a main body portion and pair of spaced apart flaps associated with the main body portion. Part of the main body portion... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20090209931 - Method for the production of a plurality of elastic disposable incontinence diapers absorbing body fluids: The invention relates to a method for producing a plurality of elastic disposable incontinence diapers (200) which absorb body fluids and are provided in the form of pants. The method comprises the following steps: an elastic web of material (4) that is continuous in a longitudinal direction (2) and is... Agent: Dreiss, Fuhlendorf, Steimle & Becker

20090209932 - Absorbent core: Absorbent core for disposable absorbent articles, particularly for the absorption of menses or blood.... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20090209933 - Whole blood collection kit and method: A blood collection device includes a collection container, a flexible conduit permanently affixed at a proximal end to the collection container, and a needle permanently affixed to a distal end of the flexible conduit. The collection container, flexible conduit and needle can be provided within a package. A method for... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt

20090209934 - 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

20090209935 - Multi-chamber container: It is an object of the resent invention to provide a multi-chamber container that has a weak seal portion having an increased joining strength and being easy to be opened when in administration of medicine, and that is provided at low cost. The multi-chamber container includes a medicine accommodation chamber... Agent: Berliner & Associates

20090209936 - Aspirator and method for pneumostoma management: A method for treating a pneumostoma by applying suction to the pneumostoma in order to remove solid or liquid discharge. A pneumostoma aspirator including a bulb or syringe is used to apply negative pressure to a tube which enters the pneumostoma. The pneumostoma aspirator may be used in conjunction with... Agent: Fliesler Meyer LLP

20090209938 - Apparatus and method for dosing drug and wireless remote control of a drug pump: The invention comprises an apparatus meant to be carried by a user for dosing a drug, a method for dosing drug and a wireless remote control for a drug pump. The apparatus comprises a drug pump (1), a computer (9), which is arranged to control the pump, control units (10)... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090209937 - Apparatus and methods for treating epilepsy using convection-enhanced delivery: Disclosed herein are apparatuses and methods for treating a neurological disorder associated with excessive neuronal excitability (e.g., epilepsy). Methods disclosed herein comprise administering to a subject in need of such treatment an antiepileptic drug solution comprising a therapeutically effective amount of an antiepileptic drug (e.g., a toxin that inhibits the... Agent: King Spalding LLP

20090209939 - Reconstitution means for safety device: The present disclosure describes a needle guard device or system that can be used with drugs requiring reconstitution. The needle guard is preferably a passive needle guard that can be used during reconstitution without activating the safety mechanism. Following administration of the medication, the needle guard shields a user from... Agent: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLPIPProsecution Department

20090209940 - Fusion manufacture of multi-lumen catheters: Methods of forming catheters are disclosed, together with methods of forming split tip catheters. In one aspect of the invention, the manufacturing methods can include the steps of: providing first and second catheter tubes each having a substantially D-shaped cross-section, and attaching at least a portion of longitudinal lengths of... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20090209941 - Implant deployment catheter: A rapid exchange implant deployment catheter includes a relatively stiff hypotube (12) and a relatively flexible distal tube (14). A side port (15) for a guide wire is provided towards the distal end of a transition zone (16) between the hypotube (12) and the distal tube (14). The distal end... Agent: Cook Group Patent Office

20090209943 - Facilitation of antegrade insertion of a guidewire into the superficial femoral artery: A guidewire for antegrade guidance of vascular interventions of a lower limb artery via a common femoral artery into a superficial femoral artery of a human patient. When in unloaded condition, the guidewire has, at its distal end, a rounded or floppy tip (4). A curved deflection section (5) is... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd

20090209942 - Medical device having diamond-like thin film and method for manufacturing thereof: A medical device includes a medial device body, and a diamond-like thin film covering the medical device body and containing silicon. The diamond-like thin film has a concentration of silicon which is lower in a surface thereof than in an interface thereof with the medical device body mentioned above, and... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090209944 - Component of an implantable medical device comprising an oxide dispersion strengthened (ods) metal alloy: An implantable medical device includes, according to one embodiment, at least one radiopaque and MRI-compatible component comprising an oxide dispersion strengthened metal alloy, where the oxide dispersion strengthened metal alloy has a volume magnetic susceptibility of no greater than about 100×10−6 and a radiopacity greater than that of grade 304... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20090209945 - Valveless impedance pump drug delivery systems: A drug-delivery unit suitable for implantation into a patient body may include a valveless impedance pump. In some implementations the unit may include an actuator, control electronics and a battery, and may communicate with an external patient interface unit. The patient interface unit can be used to control operation of... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.

  
08/13/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. inventions list

20090204049 - Blood container and method for a blood transfusion: A blood container and a method is provided for a blood transfusion, in particular, for a blood transfusion by which blood a patient is losing is collected, fat is separated from the blood, and the non-fat blood is transfused into the patient so as to prevent side-effects including fat embolism... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC

20090204050 - Method and system for colloid exchange therapy: The present invention relates to a method and system for using a hemofilter to treat IMRD, hepatic failure, exogenous intoxication and other conditions associated with toxins in a patient's blood. One treatment includes the use of a very large pore hemofilter to remove target complex molecules and/or target molecules from... Agent: Bromberg & Sunstein LLP

20090204051 - Method of removing lymphocyte growth inhibitor: The present invention relates to a method of body fluid treatment for relieving the condition of inhibited lymphocyte proliferation which comprises bringing a mammalian body fluid into contact with an adsorbent comprising a high-molecular compound having a water contact angle within the range of 40° to 98° in the presence... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP

20090204052 - Manufacture of split tip catheters: Multi-lumen catheter devices having at least one split-tipped end are disclosed, together with methods of forming such split tip catheters. In one aspect of the invention, the manufacturing methods can include the steps of: providing a catheter body having at least a first and a second internal lumen extending longitudinally... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20090204053 - Devices and methods for opening fluid passageways: Devices and procedures for assisting drainage of aqueous humor from the eye are provided. In accordance with some embodiments, an implant sized to fit within the Schlemm's Canal is provided. The implant has a plurality of penetrating members having an unextended position in which the penetrating members lie generally close... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090204054 - Transcutaneous telemetry of cerebrospinal fluid shunt programmable-valve pressure using near-infrared (nir) light: An improvement for a programmable valve system of the type implanted in a patient and used to divert cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) from an intraventricular space to a terminus such as the peritoneal cavity. Such system includes means for establishing a flow path for the CSF to the terminus, which flow... Agent: George R. Schultz Shultz & Associates, P.c

20090204055 - Treating urinary retention: A urethral prosthesis provides relief of urinary retention and has first and second tubular elements with an interposed bridge segment. A valve can be disposed in the second tubular element to control the flow of urine therethrough.... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group

20090204056 - Constant current treatment device: The present invention provides a device for treatment of a nail condition comprising, at least one active electrode disposed on the nail, at least one counter electrode, at least one power source for providing power to the device, wherein the at least one power source is electrically coupled to the... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090204058 - Device for removing deleterious charged molecules from brain tissue: Methods and devices for removing cationic glutamate or anionic aluminum complexes from brain tissue by applying a voltage to the brain tissue.... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090204059 - Method and apparatus for skin absorption enhancement and transdermal drug delivery: A system for enhancing absorption of a substance to be provided on a region of a patient's skin, includes a probe configured to provide the substance to the region of the patient's skin, the probe including a flexible tape with a plurality of cavities, and with an electrically conductive element,... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090204057 - Method and device for photodynamic therapy: The present invention relates to a photodynamic therapy method and uses thereof for treating an individual in need thereof, comprising administering a photosensitizer to an individual and activating the photosensitizer with a chemiluminescent light source, and/or a light-emitting diode light source, wherein the light source is in dermal contact with... Agent: Bereskin And Parr LLP/s.e.n.c.r.l., S.r.l.

20090204060 - Flexible application device for the high-frequency treatment of biological tissue: An electrically conducting traction element (12) extends in the lumen between the head electrode (2) and the connecting element (8) and is fixedly connected to the head electrode (2) on the one hand and the connecting element (8) on the other hand in such a way and which is of... Agent: Beck & Tysver

20090204061 - Method and apparatus for treating cellulite: A device and a method for treating cellulite is disclosed. An oscillation therapy device includes a body, a motor, a drive shaft powered by the motor, and a contact surface coupled to the drive shaft, which may be substantially enclosed in a covering adapted to frictionally engage human skin. The... Agent: Lando & Anastasi, LLP

20090204062 - Method for administering a therapeutic agent into tissue: An apparatus for administering a therapeutic agent is provided. The apparatus, in an embodiment, includes an ozone generator connected to a scavenger and an ozone administrator via network of tubing and valves. When activated and the valves placed in the proper position, the ozone generator will fill the ozone administrator... Agent: Ceramatec, Inc.

20090204063 - Gi lead implantation: A method is provided, including physically contacting a gastric implantation site of a stomach via a transluminal approach, physically contacting the site via a transabdominal approach, stabilizing the site, and implanting an electrode at the site based on the physical contact provided by the transluminal and transabdominal approach. Other embodiments... Agent: Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC

20090204064 - Instrument and method for the endoscopically controlled shortening and/or fragmentation of stents located in hollow organs: An instrument and a method are proposed for endoscopically controlled shortening and/or fragmentation of stents made from electrically conductive material situated in the gastrointestinal tract, in the tracheobronchial system or in other hollow organs. The instrument comprises an electrode device with an electrode for introducing a high-frequency current into at... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090204065 - Suction wand: A suction wand assembly includes a suction wand connected to a valve assembly. The valve assembly includes a pressable button or similar device for allowing a user to regulate suction force through the suction wand. The valve assembly optionally includes a locking mechanism for holding the valve in a closed... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP

20090204066 - One-hand operated drug mixing and expelling device: A drug mixing and expelling device (1) for mixing a drug with a liquid, thereby forming a reconstituted liquid drug. The device comprises a reservoir (2) containing a liquid, a vial (4) containing a drug, a vial, means (5) for establishing a fluid connection between the reservoir and a vial... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department

20090204067 - Two-part percutaneous endoscopic intragastric surgery cannula: An apparatus for accessing the gastric lumen, allowing elaborate intragastric surgeries to be carried on. The apparatus consists of two parts; an external part and a transgastric part. The named external part is a cylinder ending in a larger part of different shapes, the external part will be equipped with... Agent: Dr. Mohamed Saad Alzahraa Hospital

20090204068 - Agent delivery catheter having an inflation bridge between two axially spaced balloons: An agent delivery catheter having two or more axially spaced balloons and an inflation bridge providing fluid communication between the two balloons. The catheter generally has a proximal balloon, a distal balloon, and a tube defining an inflation bridge lumen which is located in part within the inflatable interiors of... Agent: Fulwider Patton, LLP (abbott)

20090204069 - Balloon catheter: The present invention is primarily directed to a rapid exchange catheter that permits axial movement of an inner conduit within an outer conduit comprising: • an outer conduit; • an inner conduit, suitable for total or partial passage over a guide wire, wherein said inner conduit is movably disposed within... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090204070 - Extravasation detection device: One embodiment provides an extravasation detection device having an enclosure, an attachment coupled to the enclosure to be removably connected to a patient, and a detection assembly enclosed within the enclosure, in this embodiment, the detection assembly includes a housing and a transducer coupled to the housing to generate a... Agent: Intellectual Property Group Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

20090204071 - Devices, systems and related methods suitable for delivery of a liquid medicament stored at cryogenic temperatures: Medicament devices include a sealed medicament dose container comprising a cell based medicament that is stored at a temperature less than about −40 degrees Celsius, then thawed into a liquid prior to administration and a medicament dose cartridge configured and sized to snugly hold the dose container therein during extraction... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec

20090204072 - Access port identification systems and methods: An access port for subcutaneous implantation is disclosed. Such an access port may comprise a body for capturing a septum for repeatedly inserting a needle into a cavity defined within the body. Further, the access port may include at least one feature structured and configured for identification of the... Agent: Rutan & Tucker, LLP.

20090204073 - Degassing method and system: A system and method for degassing a fluid in a syringe comprising and inserting the fluid into a negative pressure device. The system may include a holder for holding the syringe; a guide affixed to the holder; a slide for holding a plunger of the syringe, the slide being movably... Agent: Foley & Lardner

20090204074 - Methods of power injecting a fluid through an access port: Methods of power injecting a fluid through an access port are described. One method includes implanting in a patient an access port suitable for passing fluid therethrough at a rate of at least about 1 milliliter per second, the access port including a body defining a cavity, a septum, and... Agent: Rutan & Tucker, LLP.

20090204075 - Method and apparatus for preventing the use of unauthorized disposable sets in infusion pumps: A system and method for automatically delivering an infusate to a patient is disclosed. The system includes an infusion set and an infusion device. A signaling component disposed on an infusion set component identifies the infusion set and is encrypted for security. The encryption may include both an encryption algorithm... Agent: Baxter Healthcare Corporation

20090204076 - Medical injector: A medical injector has a syringe body 80 with a needle 81 secured at the forward end thereof and a plunger 82 projecting from the rearward end. The plunger 82 is arranged to drive a piston 83 forwardly into the syringe body 80 to dispense medicament through the needle. A... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP

20090204077 - Moulded connection between cannula and delivery part: A fluid connection for use between a reservoir and a cannula part of a medical device is provided. The fluid connection includes a tube of rigid material. The tube has a first end operably connected to the reservoir and a second end operably connected to the cannula part. The tube... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090204079 - Catheters with enlarged arterial lumens: Asymmetric lumen catheter devices are disclosed. In one aspect of the invention, a catheter assembly includes a first catheter tube having a first lumen extending longitudinally through the first catheter tube and a second catheter tube attached to the first catheter tube. The second catheter tube extends a longitudinal length... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20090204078 - Manifold and valve seal for use with a medical device: Disclosed is a manifold including a housing having multiple ports and multiple bores networking the ports. An actuatable valve, such as a slidable valve, including one or more bores may be positioned in the housing such that the valve is actuatable between a first position and a second position. Actuation... Agent: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLPIPProsecution Department

20090204080 - Two-way valve connector: A medical fluid valve is provided that includes a housing having an inlet and outlet, a septum located at the inlet, and an arm connected to the housing. The arm can also include a plurality of teeth. When the housing is in a non-accessed position, the plurality of teeth can... Agent: Baxter Healthcare Corporation

20090204082 - Catheter, system for inserting an intraluminal endoprosthesis and method for manufacturing same: A catheter having a balloon (10) which has at least one wing (12) in the undilated state, the balloon having at least one fold element (11, 11′, 31, 32, 41, 42) running essentially in the longitudinal direction for each wing (12), such that in folding the balloon (10), the fold... Agent: Bryan Cave Powell Goldstein

20090204081 - Compression expanded cannula: Various methods and devices are provided for accessing an interior surgical site using an access portal which can be inserted and removed with minimal tissue damage and which can form a seal with tissue while inserted. Generally, a device is provided having a rigid elongate surgical access member with a... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20090204083 - Method and apparatus for treating stenoses at bifurcated regions: A bifurcated catheter includes a first catheter branch having a first distal portion and a second catheter branch having a second distal portion. The first and second distal portions are linked together for delivery to the bifurcated region. Upon delivery to the bifurcated region, the first and second distal portions... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department

20090204084 - Apparatus: An apparatus for aspirating, irrigating and/or cleansing wounds (1) using cells or tissues to cleanse the circulating fluid to enhance wound healing by destroying or limiting the harmful substances in the circulating fluid from the wound (5) thus enhancing the beneficial substances.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090204085 - Closed wound drainage system: A portable closed wound drainage system that uses a pouch shaped dressing which is inserted into a wound. At least a portion of the outer surface of the pouch 1 is porous to allow exudates to enter. Exudates are removed from the pouch by flexible tubing which is secured inside... Agent: Nixon Peabody, LLP

20090204086 - Cerebrospinal fluid collection tubes and methods: A cerebrospinal fluid (“CSF”) collection tube includes a bottom end portion and a tubular sidewall portion. The tubular sidewall portion has a first end and a second end, the first end being sealed to the bottom end portion and the second end defining an open end portion of the CSF... Agent: Valauskas & Pine LLC

20090204087 - Superabsorbent polymers having superior gel integrity, absorption capacity, and permeability: Superabsorbent polymer particles having superior gel integrity, absorption capacity, and permeability are disclosed. A method of producing the superabsorbent polymer particles by applying a polyamine coating to the particles also is disclosed.... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

20090204088 - Easily removable underwear: The invention generally relates to easily removable fabric undergarments used in toilet training children. The fabric undergarment includes a front panel and a rear panel. The front panel includes an upper edge and two side panels extending from opposite sides of the front panel, each side panel terminating in a... Agent: William D. Hare

20090204091 - Interlabial pad: A sheet body (2) is provided on an opposite side to a body side of the interlabial pad (1) to form a pair of the fingertip insert openings (3,4) on both side portions, the wearer inserts two finger into the fingertip insert opening (3,4) and catches the sheet body 2... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20090204090 - Packaged body adhering absorbent article: A packaged feminine care absorbent article has an absorbent article with an absorbent structure and a shell. The absorbent structure is configured for disposition adjacent a female wearer's vaginal region. The shell is configured for supporting the absorbent structure at the vaginal region. The shell has a body-facing surface and... Agent: Christopher M. Goff (27839) Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20090204089 - Postpartum pad: A postpartum pad for efficiently soothing and healing a woman's perineal area after birth. The postpartum pad generally includes a pad including at least one reservoir portion, wherein the at least one reservoir portion extends within an upper surface of the pad and a liquid extract used for healing or... Agent: Neustel Law Offices, Ltd.

20090204092 - Body adhering absorbent article: In a body adhering absorbent article, an absorbent structure is configured for disposition adjacent a female wearer's vaginal region to absorb bodily fluids discharged by the wearer. A shell supports the absorbent structure at the vaginal region and has an adhesive on a body-facing surface thereof for adhering the shell... Agent: Christopher M. Goff (27839) Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20090204093 - Garment for use with an absorbent structure and its method of manufacture: A garment such as a diaper, training pant, pull-up diaper, adult incontinence pant and diaper holder. The garment includes a chassis for receiving the absorbent structure. The chassis includes a first lateral margin and a second lateral margin. The first and second lateral margins are joined to a central structure... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090204094 - Pants-type disposable absorbent hygiene article: A disposable article, comprises a chassis having a first waist region, a second waist region, and a crotch region extending in a longitudinal direction of said chassis between said first and said second waist regions. Transversely opposite side edges of said first and said second waist regions are bonded together... Agent: Dreiss, Fuhlendorf, Steimle & Becker

20090204095 - Compound absorbent article with improved body contact: A personal care absorbent article has compound construction, a pad connected to an anchor. In use, the anchor is associated with a wearer's undergarment. The pad is attached to the anchor by a tether system, which allows the pad to at least partially decouple from the anchor.... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc. Catherine E. Wolf

20090204096 - Portable drug solution container: Means for Solving Problems There is provided disposable portable drug solution container (1) filled with a small amount of drug solution, including platelike member (5) capable of being folded at given position into at least two segments and, bonded fast to the backside of the platelike member (5), bag member... Agent: Hayes Soloway P.C.

20090204097 - Enteral feeding safety reservoir and system: The present invention provides a system comprising: a reservoir body configured to hold a reservoir liner, wherein the reservoir liner is configured to hold an enteral feeding material; a reservoir connector configured to connect to the reservoir liner in a manner that permits flow of an enteral feeding material; a... Agent: Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

20090204098 - Multicompartment container containing a medical solution: A flexible multicompartment container provided for storage and mixing together of a at least a first and a second single solution. Each single solution is stored in a separate compartment (1, 2) of the container. The compartments are separated by means of seals (5, 6) rupturable by manipulation of the... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090204099 - Cervical dilating and ripening catheter system and method: A cervical dilating and ripening catheter system includes an elongated tube having a first end and a second end, and a first expandable portion affixed to the second end of the elongated tube. The system also includes a second expandable portion disposed between the first expandable portion and the first... Agent: Suiter Swantz PC Llo

20090204100 - Body cover and a method of communicating a variation in temperature of the skin: Body cover for application to the skin, comprising at least one temperature sensing element, wherein the body cover is substantially flexible, wherein the at least one temperature sensing element, when applied to the skin, is configured to sense the temperature of proximate skin at least locally with respect to the... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090204103 - Injection delivery system: An injection delivery system for automatically injecting fluid into an injection site includes at least one support element and a carriage moveably mounted to the at least one support element so that the carriage can move linearly relative thereto. The carriage has a support structure for removably receiving and carrying... Agent: Carey, Rodriguez, Greenberg & Paul LLP Attn: Steven M. Greenberg, Esq.

20090204102 - Intradermal syringe and needle assembly: A method for using a needle assembly for an intradermal injection, and a drug delivery device is provided, which includes a needle cannula and a limiter surrounding the needle cannula and includes a skin engaging surface on the limiter. The limiter is moveable from a first position in which an... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20090204101 - Method of applying an injectable filler: Methods for applying injectable fillers are provided. In some embodiments, the methods can result in a reduced risk of an adverse event occurring from the administration of the injectable filler. Also disclosed are devices and kits related to this method.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090204104 - Methods for compounding and delivering a therapeutic agent to the adventitia of a vessel: The invention provides a method of delivering a therapeutic agent to the adventitia of a vessel using a catheter-based microsyringe. A therapeutic agent is formed into microparticles, which are dispersed throughout an appropriate liquid carrier to form a therapeutic mixture. A catheter is provided that includes a microsyringe operably attached... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department

20090204105 - Coupling device for medical purposes and an access system including such a coupling device: A coupling device (3,4) for medical purposes with at least one coupling channel (9,18) having a mouth in a coupling surface (10), for sealed co-operation with at least one access channel (7) with a mouth in a connecting surface (β). of an access device (2), which is connectable to a... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090204106 - Urinary catheter collection system: The present invention relates to a urinary catheter collection system comprising a urinary catheter, a collection bag neck, and a collection bag body. The invention particularly relates to a urinary catheter collection system having a detachable bag body, which allows a user the option to detach the collection bag body... Agent: Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP

  
08/13/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. inventions list

20090204049 - Blood container and method for a blood transfusion: A blood container and a method is provided for a blood transfusion, in particular, for a blood transfusion by which blood a patient is losing is collected, fat is separated from the blood, and the non-fat blood is transfused into the patient so as to prevent side-effects including fat embolism... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC

20090204050 - Method and system for colloid exchange therapy: The present invention relates to a method and system for using a hemofilter to treat IMRD, hepatic failure, exogenous intoxication and other conditions associated with toxins in a patient's blood. One treatment includes the use of a very large pore hemofilter to remove target complex molecules and/or target molecules from... Agent: Bromberg & Sunstein LLP

20090204051 - Method of removing lymphocyte growth inhibitor: The present invention relates to a method of body fluid treatment for relieving the condition of inhibited lymphocyte proliferation which comprises bringing a mammalian body fluid into contact with an adsorbent comprising a high-molecular compound having a water contact angle within the range of 40° to 98° in the presence... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP

20090204052 - Manufacture of split tip catheters: Multi-lumen catheter devices having at least one split-tipped end are disclosed, together with methods of forming such split tip catheters. In one aspect of the invention, the manufacturing methods can include the steps of: providing a catheter body having at least a first and a second internal lumen extending longitudinally... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20090204053 - Devices and methods for opening fluid passageways: Devices and procedures for assisting drainage of aqueous humor from the eye are provided. In accordance with some embodiments, an implant sized to fit within the Schlemm's Canal is provided. The implant has a plurality of penetrating members having an unextended position in which the penetrating members lie generally close... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090204054 - Transcutaneous telemetry of cerebrospinal fluid shunt programmable-valve pressure using near-infrared (nir) light: An improvement for a programmable valve system of the type implanted in a patient and used to divert cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) from an intraventricular space to a terminus such as the peritoneal cavity. Such system includes means for establishing a flow path for the CSF to the terminus, which flow... Agent: George R. Schultz Shultz & Associates, P.c

20090204055 - Treating urinary retention: A urethral prosthesis provides relief of urinary retention and has first and second tubular elements with an interposed bridge segment. A valve can be disposed in the second tubular element to control the flow of urine therethrough.... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group

20090204056 - Constant current treatment device: The present invention provides a device for treatment of a nail condition comprising, at least one active electrode disposed on the nail, at least one counter electrode, at least one power source for providing power to the device, wherein the at least one power source is electrically coupled to the... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090204058 - Device for removing deleterious charged molecules from brain tissue: Methods and devices for removing cationic glutamate or anionic aluminum complexes from brain tissue by applying a voltage to the brain tissue.... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090204059 - Method and apparatus for skin absorption enhancement and transdermal drug delivery: A system for enhancing absorption of a substance to be provided on a region of a patient's skin, includes a probe configured to provide the substance to the region of the patient's skin, the probe including a flexible tape with a plurality of cavities, and with an electrically conductive element,... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090204057 - Method and device for photodynamic therapy: The present invention relates to a photodynamic therapy method and uses thereof for treating an individual in need thereof, comprising administering a photosensitizer to an individual and activating the photosensitizer with a chemiluminescent light source, and/or a light-emitting diode light source, wherein the light source is in dermal contact with... Agent: Bereskin And Parr LLP/s.e.n.c.r.l., S.r.l.

20090204060 - Flexible application device for the high-frequency treatment of biological tissue: An electrically conducting traction element (12) extends in the lumen between the head electrode (2) and the connecting element (8) and is fixedly connected to the head electrode (2) on the one hand and the connecting element (8) on the other hand in such a way and which is of... Agent: Beck & Tysver

20090204061 - Method and apparatus for treating cellulite: A device and a method for treating cellulite is disclosed. An oscillation therapy device includes a body, a motor, a drive shaft powered by the motor, and a contact surface coupled to the drive shaft, which may be substantially enclosed in a covering adapted to frictionally engage human skin. The... Agent: Lando & Anastasi, LLP

20090204062 - Method for administering a therapeutic agent into tissue: An apparatus for administering a therapeutic agent is provided. The apparatus, in an embodiment, includes an ozone generator connected to a scavenger and an ozone administrator via network of tubing and valves. When activated and the valves placed in the proper position, the ozone generator will fill the ozone administrator... Agent: Ceramatec, Inc.

20090204063 - Gi lead implantation: A method is provided, including physically contacting a gastric implantation site of a stomach via a transluminal approach, physically contacting the site via a transabdominal approach, stabilizing the site, and implanting an electrode at the site based on the physical contact provided by the transluminal and transabdominal approach. Other embodiments... Agent: Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC

20090204064 - Instrument and method for the endoscopically controlled shortening and/or fragmentation of stents located in hollow organs: An instrument and a method are proposed for endoscopically controlled shortening and/or fragmentation of stents made from electrically conductive material situated in the gastrointestinal tract, in the tracheobronchial system or in other hollow organs. The instrument comprises an electrode device with an electrode for introducing a high-frequency current into at... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090204065 - Suction wand: A suction wand assembly includes a suction wand connected to a valve assembly. The valve assembly includes a pressable button or similar device for allowing a user to regulate suction force through the suction wand. The valve assembly optionally includes a locking mechanism for holding the valve in a closed... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP

20090204066 - One-hand operated drug mixing and expelling device: A drug mixing and expelling device (1) for mixing a drug with a liquid, thereby forming a reconstituted liquid drug. The device comprises a reservoir (2) containing a liquid, a vial (4) containing a drug, a vial, means (5) for establishing a fluid connection between the reservoir and a vial... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department

20090204067 - Two-part percutaneous endoscopic intragastric surgery cannula: An apparatus for accessing the gastric lumen, allowing elaborate intragastric surgeries to be carried on. The apparatus consists of two parts; an external part and a transgastric part. The named external part is a cylinder ending in a larger part of different shapes, the external part will be equipped with... Agent: Dr. Mohamed Saad Alzahraa Hospital

20090204068 - Agent delivery catheter having an inflation bridge between two axially spaced balloons: An agent delivery catheter having two or more axially spaced balloons and an inflation bridge providing fluid communication between the two balloons. The catheter generally has a proximal balloon, a distal balloon, and a tube defining an inflation bridge lumen which is located in part within the inflatable interiors of... Agent: Fulwider Patton, LLP (abbott)

20090204069 - Balloon catheter: The present invention is primarily directed to a rapid exchange catheter that permits axial movement of an inner conduit within an outer conduit comprising: • an outer conduit; • an inner conduit, suitable for total or partial passage over a guide wire, wherein said inner conduit is movably disposed within... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090204070 - Extravasation detection device: One embodiment provides an extravasation detection device having an enclosure, an attachment coupled to the enclosure to be removably connected to a patient, and a detection assembly enclosed within the enclosure, in this embodiment, the detection assembly includes a housing and a transducer coupled to the housing to generate a... Agent: Intellectual Property Group Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

20090204071 - Devices, systems and related methods suitable for delivery of a liquid medicament stored at cryogenic temperatures: Medicament devices include a sealed medicament dose container comprising a cell based medicament that is stored at a temperature less than about −40 degrees Celsius, then thawed into a liquid prior to administration and a medicament dose cartridge configured and sized to snugly hold the dose container therein during extraction... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec

20090204072 - Access port identification systems and methods: An access port for subcutaneous implantation is disclosed. Such an access port may comprise a body for capturing a septum for repeatedly inserting a needle into a cavity defined within the body. Further, the access port may include at least one feature structured and configured for identification of the... Agent: Rutan & Tucker, LLP.

20090204073 - Degassing method and system: A system and method for degassing a fluid in a syringe comprising and inserting the fluid into a negative pressure device. The system may include a holder for holding the syringe; a guide affixed to the holder; a slide for holding a plunger of the syringe, the slide being movably... Agent: Foley & Lardner

20090204074 - Methods of power injecting a fluid through an access port: Methods of power injecting a fluid through an access port are described. One method includes implanting in a patient an access port suitable for passing fluid therethrough at a rate of at least about 1 milliliter per second, the access port including a body defining a cavity, a septum, and... Agent: Rutan & Tucker, LLP.

20090204075 - Method and apparatus for preventing the use of unauthorized disposable sets in infusion pumps: A system and method for automatically delivering an infusate to a patient is disclosed. The system includes an infusion set and an infusion device. A signaling component disposed on an infusion set component identifies the infusion set and is encrypted for security. The encryption may include both an encryption algorithm... Agent: Baxter Healthcare Corporation

20090204076 - Medical injector: A medical injector has a syringe body 80 with a needle 81 secured at the forward end thereof and a plunger 82 projecting from the rearward end. The plunger 82 is arranged to drive a piston 83 forwardly into the syringe body 80 to dispense medicament through the needle. A... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP

20090204077 - Moulded connection between cannula and delivery part: A fluid connection for use between a reservoir and a cannula part of a medical device is provided. The fluid connection includes a tube of rigid material. The tube has a first end operably connected to the reservoir and a second end operably connected to the cannula part. The tube... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090204079 - Catheters with enlarged arterial lumens: Asymmetric lumen catheter devices are disclosed. In one aspect of the invention, a catheter assembly includes a first catheter tube having a first lumen extending longitudinally through the first catheter tube and a second catheter tube attached to the first catheter tube. The second catheter tube extends a longitudinal length... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20090204078 - Manifold and valve seal for use with a medical device: Disclosed is a manifold including a housing having multiple ports and multiple bores networking the ports. An actuatable valve, such as a slidable valve, including one or more bores may be positioned in the housing such that the valve is actuatable between a first position and a second position. Actuation... Agent: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLPIPProsecution Department

20090204080 - Two-way valve connector: A medical fluid valve is provided that includes a housing having an inlet and outlet, a septum located at the inlet, and an arm connected to the housing. The arm can also include a plurality of teeth. When the housing is in a non-accessed position, the plurality of teeth can... Agent: Baxter Healthcare Corporation

20090204082 - Catheter, system for inserting an intraluminal endoprosthesis and method for manufacturing same: A catheter having a balloon (10) which has at least one wing (12) in the undilated state, the balloon having at least one fold element (11, 11′, 31, 32, 41, 42) running essentially in the longitudinal direction for each wing (12), such that in folding the balloon (10), the fold... Agent: Bryan Cave Powell Goldstein

20090204081 - Compression expanded cannula: Various methods and devices are provided for accessing an interior surgical site using an access portal which can be inserted and removed with minimal tissue damage and which can form a seal with tissue while inserted. Generally, a device is provided having a rigid elongate surgical access member with a... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20090204083 - Method and apparatus for treating stenoses at bifurcated regions: A bifurcated catheter includes a first catheter branch having a first distal portion and a second catheter branch having a second distal portion. The first and second distal portions are linked together for delivery to the bifurcated region. Upon delivery to the bifurcated region, the first and second distal portions... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department

20090204084 - Apparatus: An apparatus for aspirating, irrigating and/or cleansing wounds (1) using cells or tissues to cleanse the circulating fluid to enhance wound healing by destroying or limiting the harmful substances in the circulating fluid from the wound (5) thus enhancing the beneficial substances.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090204085 - Closed wound drainage system: A portable closed wound drainage system that uses a pouch shaped dressing which is inserted into a wound. At least a portion of the outer surface of the pouch 1 is porous to allow exudates to enter. Exudates are removed from the pouch by flexible tubing which is secured inside... Agent: Nixon Peabody, LLP

20090204086 - Cerebrospinal fluid collection tubes and methods: A cerebrospinal fluid (“CSF”) collection tube includes a bottom end portion and a tubular sidewall portion. The tubular sidewall portion has a first end and a second end, the first end being sealed to the bottom end portion and the second end defining an open end portion of the CSF... Agent: Valauskas & Pine LLC

20090204087 - Superabsorbent polymers having superior gel integrity, absorption capacity, and permeability: Superabsorbent polymer particles having superior gel integrity, absorption capacity, and permeability are disclosed. A method of producing the superabsorbent polymer particles by applying a polyamine coating to the particles also is disclosed.... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

20090204088 - Easily removable underwear: The invention generally relates to easily removable fabric undergarments used in toilet training children. The fabric undergarment includes a front panel and a rear panel. The front panel includes an upper edge and two side panels extending from opposite sides of the front panel, each side panel terminating in a... Agent: William D. Hare

20090204091 - Interlabial pad: A sheet body (2) is provided on an opposite side to a body side of the interlabial pad (1) to form a pair of the fingertip insert openings (3,4) on both side portions, the wearer inserts two finger into the fingertip insert opening (3,4) and catches the sheet body 2... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20090204090 - Packaged body adhering absorbent article: A packaged feminine care absorbent article has an absorbent article with an absorbent structure and a shell. The absorbent structure is configured for disposition adjacent a female wearer's vaginal region. The shell is configured for supporting the absorbent structure at the vaginal region. The shell has a body-facing surface and... Agent: Christopher M. Goff (27839) Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20090204089 - Postpartum pad: A postpartum pad for efficiently soothing and healing a woman's perineal area after birth. The postpartum pad generally includes a pad including at least one reservoir portion, wherein the at least one reservoir portion extends within an upper surface of the pad and a liquid extract used for healing or... Agent: Neustel Law Offices, Ltd.

20090204092 - Body adhering absorbent article: In a body adhering absorbent article, an absorbent structure is configured for disposition adjacent a female wearer's vaginal region to absorb bodily fluids discharged by the wearer. A shell supports the absorbent structure at the vaginal region and has an adhesive on a body-facing surface thereof for adhering the shell... Agent: Christopher M. Goff (27839) Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20090204093 - Garment for use with an absorbent structure and its method of manufacture: A garment such as a diaper, training pant, pull-up diaper, adult incontinence pant and diaper holder. The garment includes a chassis for receiving the absorbent structure. The chassis includes a first lateral margin and a second lateral margin. The first and second lateral margins are joined to a central structure... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090204094 - Pants-type disposable absorbent hygiene article: A disposable article, comprises a chassis having a first waist region, a second waist region, and a crotch region extending in a longitudinal direction of said chassis between said first and said second waist regions. Transversely opposite side edges of said first and said second waist regions are bonded together... Agent: Dreiss, Fuhlendorf, Steimle & Becker

20090204095 - Compound absorbent article with improved body contact: A personal care absorbent article has compound construction, a pad connected to an anchor. In use, the anchor is associated with a wearer's undergarment. The pad is attached to the anchor by a tether system, which allows the pad to at least partially decouple from the anchor.... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc. Catherine E. Wolf

20090204096 - Portable drug solution container: Means for Solving Problems There is provided disposable portable drug solution container (1) filled with a small amount of drug solution, including platelike member (5) capable of being folded at given position into at least two segments and, bonded fast to the backside of the platelike member (5), bag member... Agent: Hayes Soloway P.C.

20090204097 - Enteral feeding safety reservoir and system: The present invention provides a system comprising: a reservoir body configured to hold a reservoir liner, wherein the reservoir liner is configured to hold an enteral feeding material; a reservoir connector configured to connect to the reservoir liner in a manner that permits flow of an enteral feeding material; a... Agent: Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

20090204098 - Multicompartment container containing a medical solution: A flexible multicompartment container provided for storage and mixing together of a at least a first and a second single solution. Each single solution is stored in a separate compartment (1, 2) of the container. The compartments are separated by means of seals (5, 6) rupturable by manipulation of the... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090204099 - Cervical dilating and ripening catheter system and method: A cervical dilating and ripening catheter system includes an elongated tube having a first end and a second end, and a first expandable portion affixed to the second end of the elongated tube. The system also includes a second expandable portion disposed between the first expandable portion and the first... Agent: Suiter Swantz PC Llo

20090204100 - Body cover and a method of communicating a variation in temperature of the skin: Body cover for application to the skin, comprising at least one temperature sensing element, wherein the body cover is substantially flexible, wherein the at least one temperature sensing element, when applied to the skin, is configured to sense the temperature of proximate skin at least locally with respect to the... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090204103 - Injection delivery system: An injection delivery system for automatically injecting fluid into an injection site includes at least one support element and a carriage moveably mounted to the at least one support element so that the carriage can move linearly relative thereto. The carriage has a support structure for removably receiving and carrying... Agent: Carey, Rodriguez, Greenberg & Paul LLP Attn: Steven M. Greenberg, Esq.

20090204102 - Intradermal syringe and needle assembly: A method for using a needle assembly for an intradermal injection, and a drug delivery device is provided, which includes a needle cannula and a limiter surrounding the needle cannula and includes a skin engaging surface on the limiter. The limiter is moveable from a first position in which an... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20090204101 - Method of applying an injectable filler: Methods for applying injectable fillers are provided. In some embodiments, the methods can result in a reduced risk of an adverse event occurring from the administration of the injectable filler. Also disclosed are devices and kits related to this method.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090204104 - Methods for compounding and delivering a therapeutic agent to the adventitia of a vessel: The invention provides a method of delivering a therapeutic agent to the adventitia of a vessel using a catheter-based microsyringe. A therapeutic agent is formed into microparticles, which are dispersed throughout an appropriate liquid carrier to form a therapeutic mixture. A catheter is provided that includes a microsyringe operably attached... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department

20090204105 - Coupling device for medical purposes and an access system including such a coupling device: A coupling device (3,4) for medical purposes with at least one coupling channel (9,18) having a mouth in a coupling surface (10), for sealed co-operation with at least one access channel (7) with a mouth in a connecting surface (β). of an access device (2), which is connectable to a... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090204106 - Urinary catheter collection system: The present invention relates to a urinary catheter collection system comprising a urinary catheter, a collection bag neck, and a collection bag body. The invention particularly relates to a urinary catheter collection system having a detachable bag body, which allows a user the option to detach the collection bag body... Agent: Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP

  
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20090198168 - Cell selection apparatus: A cell sorting apparatus includes an extracorporeal circulation system 10 for sampling blood from a subject and circulating the blood outside a body; a cell measuring section 20 for supplying measurement light to cells contained in the blood to optically measure cell information on the physical quantity relating to the... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)

20090198169 - Device and method for irradiating blood: A device for irradiating blood is provided, the device including a chamber having an elongate configuration defining a hollow interior, the chamber formed of reflective material, a tubular cassette sized and shaped to be received in the interior of the chamber, the tubular cassette having an inside diameter sized and... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20090198170 - Multi-pass dialysis: A system for dialysis is disclosed. The system uses renal failure therapy fluid, such as dialysis fluid, several times before it is discarded. In a home hemodialysis application, the patient's blood is passed through the dialyzer several times, that is, multiple passes through the dialyzer, until the dialysis fluid is... Agent: Baxter Healthcare Corporation

20090198171 - Device for use in an arrangement for monitoring an access to a patient, and method for monitoring a patient access, in a particular vascular access in extracorporeal blood treatment: The present invention relates to a device for monitoring a patient access, in particular a vascular access in extracorporeal blood treatment. The device is used to establish a substantially parallel connection between the arterial and venous tubes, or the arterial and venous puncture needles. If the venous needle slips out... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090198172 - Interventional sheath with retention features: A device for use in accessing and treating an artery comprises a sheath having a distal end adapted to be introduced into the artery, a proximal end, and a lumen extending between the distal and proximal ends. A retention feature is on the sheath, wherein the retention feature engages the... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c

20090198173 - Light emitting device for use in therapeutic and/or cosmetic treatment: An ambulatory device for use in therapeutic and/or cosmetic treatment has a localised light source such as an LED (e.g. 6; 19; 46; 119; 219). Light from the source is output through an output surface which, in use, covers the area to be treated, and light is distributed over that... Agent: Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC

20090198174 - System for monitoring and controlling peritoneal dialysis: A peritoneal dialysis system includes a cycler operable with a disposable cassette, the cassette connected to a patient line, the cassette capable of fluid communication with a catheter having access to a patient's peritoneal cavity, the cycler configured to: (i) convey dialysis fluid to the peritoneal cavity through the patient... Agent: Baxter Healthcare Corporation

20090198175 - Analyte monitoring device and methods of use: An analyte monitor includes a sensor, a sensor control unit, and a display unit. The sensor has, for example, a substrate, a recessed channel formed in the substrate, and conductive material disposed in the recessed channel to form a working electrode. The sensor control unit typically has a housing adapted... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20090198176 - Medication delivery device: The medication delivery device is designed to receive a replaceable medication container (5) and to determine an adjusted medication dose AD for each medication container (5) received if the amount of medication contained in the medication container (5) is not a multiple of a prescribed dose D. The adjusted medication... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090198177 - Surgical delivery system for medical sealant: Certain embodiments include a surgical delivery system for a medical sealant including a packaging system with a detachable a sterile surface for mixing the sealant as needed for application.... Agent: Dardi & Associates, PLLC

20090198178 - Ostial stenting system: A method and apparatus provide techniques for stenting ostial legions and other restenosis in vessels through a stenting apparatus that includes both a guidewire and a separate marker wire. In some examples, the marker wire is threaded through a tubular body of the stenting apparatus and in other examples, the... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

20090198179 - Delivery devices and methods: Described here are delivery devices for delivering one or more implants to the body, and methods of using. The delivery devices may deliver implants to a variety of locations within the body, for a number of different uses. In some variations, the delivery devices have a cannula with one or... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20090198180 - Tissue separating catheter assembly and method: A tissue-separating catheter assembly comprises a rotatable shaft, having a distal shaft portion, and a tissue separator device extending along the shaft. The tissue separator device has a distal separator part at the distal shaft portion movable between a retracted state, towards the distal shaft portion, and an outwardly extending,... Agent: Haynes Beffel & Wolfeld LLP

20090198181 - Intravenous needle insertion or cannulation: A device (10, 110) for facilitating insertion of a needle or a cannula into a vein of a patient, the device (10, 110) comprising means (20, 120,220) for creating a localised area of reduced pressure at a surface of the patient's skin, so as to facilitate expansion of an underlying... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090198182 - Member for catheter's position verification having color change indicator and catheter having the member for catheter's position verification: The present invention provides a member (2) for catheter position verification having permeability for body fluid, characterized by including a color change indicator (2A) capable of color changing upon contact with body fluid, the color change indicator (2A) when used fitted to a medical catheter (3) to be incorporated in... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090198183 - Apparatus and methods for injecting dermal fillers: An apparatus includes a tubular member and a spherical piston disposed within a lumen defined by the tubular member. The tubular member includes a distal end portion and a central portion. The distal end portion is configured to be coupled to a needle. At least the central portion of the... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group

20090198186 - Dispensing fluid from an infusion pump system: Some embodiments of an infusion pump device may include a drive system that accurately and incrementally dispenses fluid from the pump device in a controlled manner. Particular embodiments of the drive system may include a rotational motor that is coupled to a string member, which is used to adjust a... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090198185 - Hydraulically actuated pump for long duration medicament administration: Presently disclosed is a hydraulic pump device and its use thereof, especially in a fluid delivery system. In one embodiment, the fluid delivery system is an inexpensive, single-use device for slow dosing medicament applications. The fluid delivery system may employ a spring-compressed bellows crank or other combination of simple mechanisms... Agent: Morse, Barnes-brown & Pendleton, P.C. Attn:IPManager

20090198184 - Percutaneous biomedical devices with regenerative materials interface: A percutaneous biomedical device comprising a body having a lumen extending longitudinally at least partially through the body, an implantable interface region disposed on the body, the implantable interface region having a plurality of radially extending conduits through the body, each of the conduits are in fluid communication with the... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090198187 - Minimally invasive medical apparatus for dispensing a biologically active compound and an associated medical procedure for dispensing a biologically active compound: A medical apparatus for dispensing a biologically active compound. The medical apparatus includes a sleeve, wherein (1) the sleeve has a working channel defined therein through which medical instruments may be advanced, (2) the sleeve includes a fluid delivery channel which is distinct from the working channel, (3) the fluid... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP

20090198188 - Adaptor for an introducer valve in a human or animal body: An adaptor (1) for the valve (15) of an introducer (16) in a human or animal body, characterized in that it comprises an outer surface (2) adapted to cooperate with the valve (15); its interior volume (3) comprises at least one duct (4) for allowing surgical or medical instruments having... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090198189 - Device for applying a microneedle array: A device (100) for applying a microneedle array to a skin surface. The device comprises a base (120) defining a skin contacting plane, an array component having a skin facing side comprising a microneedle array, and at least one connecting member (140) having a first portion affixed through a first... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20090198191 - Adhesive patch systems and methods: Various embodiments of the present invention are directed to patches for medical devices. In various embodiments, an adhesive patch of a medical device may have selective areas with adhesive material of varying adhesion strengths. In other embodiments, an adhesive patch of a medical device may include adhesive material that may... Agent: Foley & Lardner

20090198190 - Mounting pad, an adhesive device comprising such mounting pad, and method of applying such devices to a patient: A Mounting Pad, an Adhesive Device Comprising such Mounting Pad, and Methods of Applying such Devices to a Patient. A mounting pad having an adhesive component having an adhesive surface, said surface being provided with a release layer, said release layer having at least three projecting parts one of which... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090198192 - Syringe with connector, connector for syringe, and syringe: The present invention aims at offering: a syringe connectable to a port in a fixed manner as well as capable of demonstrating high operational performance even in the case of direct connection where a connector is not used; a connector used for the syringe; and a syringe able to attach... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20090198193 - drive mechanisms suitable for use in drug delivery devices: A drive mechanism suitable for use in drug delivery devices is disclosed. The drive mechanism may be used with injector-type drug delivery devices, such as those permitting a user to set the delivery dose. The drive mechanism may include a housing, a dose dial sleeve, and a drive sleeve. A... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090198194 - Syringe having a resilient part in order to facilitate an initial aspiration: A syringe comprises a barrel with a plunger in slidable and sealing engagement therein, and a needle attached to one end of the barrel. The barrel has an aspiration device in the form of manually-operable resilient portions, which can be operated to cause a pressure differential in the barrel, the... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

20090198195 - Administration device comprising a plunger rod with a return lock: An administering apparatus including a casing, a reservoir, a piston accommodated in the reservoir such that it can be shifted in an advancing direction, a piston rod which acts on the piston in the advancing direction and forms a first locking mechanism, a second locking mechanism which cannot be moved... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department

20090198196 - Phlebotomy needle assembly and frangible cover: Medical needle assemblies incorporating a needle cover are provided. According to one aspect, the needle cover is integrally formed from a material that: (1) is sufficiently rigid to prevent bending of an underlying cannula, (2) is suitable for allowing a frangible portion thereof to be broken under pre-selected conditions, and/or... Agent: Cook Alex Ltd.

20090198197 - Therapeutic sleeve for implantable medical device: A therapeutic sleeve is disposable about a therapy delivery element. The sleeve has a first opening, a second opening, and a radially elastic body member disposed between the first and second opening. The body member forms a lumen extending from the first opening to the second opening and is configured... Agent: Campbell Nelson Whipps, LLC

20090198199 - Inert container and dispenser: The invention relates to devices and methods for containing and dispensing a medicant, pharmaceutical product or other agent. Various elements of the devices may be constructed of materials that do not have a deleterious impact on the chemical composition, medicinal efficacy or other properties of the agent. In one embodiment,... Agent: Davis Wright Tremaine LLP/los Angeles

20090198198 - Method of treating skin for cellulite reduction: A method is provided for the reduction of cellulite by means of loofah exfoliation. A rotatable, handheld loofah applicator device, used in combination with the unique application of a specific sequence of natural components, are applied daily, directly to targeted areas of the body where cellulite is located. This method... Agent: Hollstein Keating Cattell Johnson & Goldstein P.C.

20090198200 - Wound dressing having undercut channels for negative pressure wound therapy: A wound dressing defines a channel. The channel includes a body portion having a width and a neck portion having a width less than the width of the body portion.... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group

20090198201 - Suctioning system, method and kit: A suction head in fluid communication with a pump head provides a sub-ambient working pressure to a medical site, enabling drainage thereof to a waste container and/or enhancing healing at the site. A passive pressure regulator enables the working pressure to be maintained at a desired level independent of the... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20090198202 - Method for providing a piece of a film of a magnetoelastic material with an enchanced bending stiffness, product obtained by the method and sensor: A method for providing a piece of a film of a magnetoelastic material having an initial bending stiffness with an enhanced bending stiffness in a first direction. According to the method, the piece is provided with at least one scored line in the first direction of the piece. Furthermore, the... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090198203 - Body adhering absorbent article: A feminine care absorbent article includes an absorbent structure configured for disposition adjacent a female wearer's vaginal region to absorb bodily fluids discharged by the wearer. A shell is provided for supporting the absorbent structure at the vaginal region. The shell has a body-facing surface and a garment-facing surface. The... Agent: Christopher M. Goff (27839) Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20090198204 - Absorptive article: Provided is an absorptive article having absorption elements capable of following the wearer's body of a user. This absorptive article comprises at least a generally rectangular base absorption element, a top absorption element disposed on one surface of the base absorption element at substantially lateral center of the base absorbent... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20090198205 - Absorbing disposable incontinence diaper: A disposable absorbent incontinence diaper (2) has a main part (4), comprising a front area (6) with front lateral longitudinal edges (42), a rear area (8) with rear lateral longitudinal edges (41) and a crotch area (10) which is disposed therebetween in the longitudinal direction (28) and comes to rest... Agent: Dreiss, Fuhlendorf, Steimle & Becker

20090198206 - Refastenable absorbent article and a method of applying thereof: Absorbent articles such as disposable diapers, incontinent briefs, diaper holders, training pants and the like, having elastomeric ear panels and a fastening system that provides the user with different options as to how the absorbent article may be fitted to and removed from the wearer. The absorbent articles allow the... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20090198207 - Underpants type disposable diaper: [Means for Solving Problem] By joining the both side portions of the front body part 12F and back body part 12B respectively to thereby form joined portions 12A on both sides along with a waist opening WO and a pair of right and left leg openings LO and in this... Agent: Quinn Emanuel Koda & Androlia

20090198208 - Dosage dispensing device: A dosage dispenser according to the invention is intended to provide a solution for measuring and dilution of liquid medications and issuing marked and ready for use. The dosage dispenser device carries out actions required for the preparation of a required dose of medication, including identifying ampoules, breaking them, filling... Agent: Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC

20090198209 - Fluid manifold control device: A manifold is disclosed which includes a manifold body that defines a main lumen, a primary injection line and a port. A check valve system is also provided which permits flow from the primary injection line to the main lumen while selectively preventing back flow from the main lumen to... Agent: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLPIPProsecution Department

20090198210 - Device for intermittently obstructing a gastric opening and method of use: The present invention relates to a device for intermittently obstructing a bodily opening, such as a gastric opening, and includes a proximal member connected to a distal member by a tether. The proximal member includes an apron member surrounding a first occluding member, which is formable from an elongated and... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20090198215 - Adhesive patch systems and methods: Various embodiments of the present invention are directed to patches for medical devices. In various embodiments, an adhesive patch of a medical device may have selective areas with adhesive material of varying adhesion strengths. In other embodiments, an adhesive patch of a medical device may include adhesive material that may... Agent: Foley & Lardner

20090198214 - Butterfly needle devices and methods relating thereto: In accordance with one embodiment of the present disclosure, a butterfly needle device is described. The device comprises a needle having a proximal end and a distal tip, a base positioned over the needle, a first wing and a second wing each extending from the base and being configured to... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.

20090198211 - Convenience iv kits and methods of use: A convenience kit which provides a basic configuration for use in measuring, filling and dispensing medication and flush solutions to IV sets and patient catheters through needleless connectors while improving safety and efficacy by requiring fewer post-sterilization makes and breaks compared to conventional filling and dispensing methods. Further, the kit... Agent: Gale H. Thorne

20090198212 - Endoscopic injection needle assembly inluding an endoscopic hood: An endoscopic injection needle assembly and method of using the same. According to one embodiment, the assembly includes an endoscope, an injection needle, an endoscopic hood and a suction source. The endoscope is shaped to include a proximal end, a distal end, and a plurality of longitudinal channels. The distal... Agent: Kriegsman & Kriegsman

20090198213 - Method of ophthalmic surgery and kit therefor:

20090198216 - Frontal sinus spacer: Substance delivering spacer devices may comprise expandable reservoirs that are implantable in paranasal sinuses and other cavities, openings and passageways of the body to maintain patency and to provide sustained local delivery of a therapeutic or diagnostic substance. Delivery apparatus including elongate tubular members as well as shapeable distal portions... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson - Acclarent, Inc.

20090198217 - Convenience iv kits and methods of use: Two convenience kits are disclosed. A first convenience kit provides a basic configuration for use in measuring, filling and dispensing medication and flush solutions to IV sets and patient catheters through needleless connectors while improving safety and efficacy by requiring fewer post-sterilization makes and breaks compared to conventional filling and... Agent: Gale H. Thorne

20090198219 - Catheter assembly: Novel catheter constructions comprising thin covering or wrapping materials such as polymer films. A catheter provided with a guidewire catheter lumen having a thin covering that is easily punctured by a guidewire at virtually any desired point along the catheter length. The thin covering may be integral with the catheter... Agent: Gore Enterprise Holdings, Inc.

20090198218 - Neurosurgical instruments: A catheter assembly for insertion into the brain. The assembly comprises a first length of tubing made of a first material. A second material surrounds the first length of tubing, the second material being more flexible than the first material and having a hardness of less than 50 Rockwell E.... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090198220 - Osmotic pump with at least one chargeable material: The invention relates to an osmotic pump (1) comprising at least one chargeable material (30) whereby the osmotic pressure is caused by inducing and/or de-inducing charges within the material.... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

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