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09/24/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number

20090240190 - Iontophoresis device and method for producing same: To provide an easily producible mass-production type iontophoresis device having a structure that a dissolution liquid-storing container is integrated with an iontophoresis electrode, a dissolution liquid and a drug can be mixed by simple operations, and it is free from a risk of leakage of electricity. The device comprises an... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090240188 - Subdermal material delivery device: A method may include placing a first device on a first side of a skin portion of a subject and transferring a material through the skin portion of the subject from the first device to a subdermal second device disposed on a second side of the skin portion of the... Agent: Iv - Suiter Swantz PC Llo

20090240189 - Subdermal material delivery device: A method may include placing a first device on a first side of a skin portion of a subject and transferring a material through the skin portion of the subject from the first device to a subdermal second device disposed on a second side of the skin portion of the... Agent: Iv - Suiter Swantz PC Llo

20090240191 - Pressure compensating seal with positive feedback: A limb wound treatment device is described having a first end, a second end and an interior therebetween for accommodating a treatment gas. The device can include a flexible housing that can be inflated. The first end can include an inflatable cuff seal for hermetically sealing against the limb being... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20090240192 - Insufflation of body cavities: Apparatus used in insufflation comprises an insufflator 12 for generating an insufflation gas such as carbon dioxide and an aerosol generator 2 for aerosolising a fluid and entraining the aerosol with the insufflation gas which is delivered during surgery. The aerosol generator 2 comprises a vibratable member 40 having a... Agent: Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP

20090240194 - Energy balance therapy for obesity management: Techniques are described that allow an implantable device to sense gastric data and activity data from a patient, and estimate the patient's amount of energy consumed and energy expended based on the sensed data. A system provides feedback to the patient, a family member, or a doctor about the patient's... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert , P.a

20090240193 - Systems and methods for customizing delivery of sensor data: Systems and methods for continuous measurement of an analyte in a host are provided. The system generally includes a continuous analyte sensor configured to continuously measure a concentration of analyte in a host and a sensor electronics module physically connected to the continuous analyte sensor during sensor use, wherein the... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20090240195 - Injection device with claw-type lock: A lock for an injection device including a threaded rod, wherein the lock includes one of an anti-rotation or claw-type securing element engageable in cooperative anti-rotation elements or claws of the injection device to prevent rotation of the threaded rod relative to the injection device.... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department

20090240196 - Device and method for drug delivery: Devices and methods of delivering a known quantity of a substance are provided. In particular, a substance delivery device is provided having a cartridge containing a known amount of the substance that is removably attachable to a pressure source such that substantially all of the amount of the substance is... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20090240197 - Central venous catheters and related equipment: Systems, devices, and methods towards improved diagnosis and therapy in connection with central venous catheters (including PICC lines). Included among the many improvements broadly contemplated herein are: arrangements via which a venous catheter can move passively into position in central venous circulation; arrangements via which a catheter can be actively... Agent: Gregory L Bradley Medrad Inc

20090240198 - Directional anchoring mechanism, method and applications thereof: An anchoring mechanism and method for anchoring a device within a biological conduit include an expandable element configured for retaining the device at a desired angle relative to a central axis of the biological conduit. A steering mechanism is preferably provided for orienting the device prior to operation of the... Agent: Inskeep Intellectual Property Group, Inc

20090240199 - Medical apparatus for distributing a predetermined amount of foreign substance to a predetermined area in living body: A multiple cuff system is disclosed which has more than one cuff some of which may be perforated or permeable in any degree or made of porous materials to let in situ delivery of different drugs, and especially local anesthetics to the target tissues that are the tissues in touch... Agent: Barry Choobin

20090240200 - Apparatus and methods for injecting high viscosity dermal fillers: A method includes inserting a distal end portion of a needle of a medical injector into a skin of a body. An energy source operatively coupled to the medical injector is actuated such that a dermal filler is conveyed from the medical injector into the skin through the distal end... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group

20090240201 - Magnetically balanced finger-type peristaltic pump: A peristaltic pump includes a plurality of effecters, actuated in a periodic manner upon by obstructive forces of a flexible infusion tube so as flow of infusion fluid is provided along said infusion tube, the magnitude of the obstructive forces being dependent upon the displacement of said moving effecters; and... Agent: D. Kligler I.p. Services Ltd

20090240202 - Expandable introducer sheath: An expandable introducer sheath can actively be induced to reduce in diameter or enlarge in diameter due to a braided internal structure that has axial strands connected to its distal end. The introducer sheath is delivered to the blood vessel or other tubular member of the body in a smaller... Agent: William J. Drasler

20090240203 - Tip protector for cannula, trocar and/or cannula trocar combination: A needle protector that protects the tip or distal end of a cannula, a trocar, or a cannula/trocar combination, is provided by an extruded tubing that has at least a section thereof that includes one or a plurality of protrusions or protuberances that are configured in a given fashion so... Agent: Louis Woo Law Office Of Louis Woo

20090240204 - Instrument seal with inverting shroud: A surgical access device comprising an instrument access channel extending through an instrument seal and a shroud comprising an inverting region disposed distally of the instrument seal exhibits improved tear-resistance of the instrument seal from instrument manipulation, for example, instrument withdrawals. Some embodiments of the inverting region invert through the... Agent: Applied Medical Resources Corporation

20090240205 - Railway lumbar combined puncturing needle: The present invention provides a puncture needle set for combined spinal-epidural anesthesia comprising an epidural needle with a small guiding conduit on the pin and a groove on the outer wall and a spinal needle with a beaked tip. During anesthesia, first the epidural needle is punctured into the epidural... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC

20090240206 - Rapid exchange catheter with tear resistant guidewire shaft: A rapid exchange-type catheter for aspiration of embolic debris from a blood vessel includes an elongate aspiration tube and a relatively short guidewire tube mounted beside a distalmost portion of the aspiration tube. A proximal portion of the guidewire tube defines a strain relief segment. In one embodiment, the strain... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department

20090240207 - adhesive tape for an intravascular catheter: The present invention discloses an adhesive tape to secure an intravascular catheter to the skin of a patient at an intravascular site comprising: (a) a strip of tape having adhesive on all of one side except for portions at the ends, the strip of tape having a length of about... Agent: Alvin T. Rockhill

20090240208 - Microparticle delivery syringe and needle for placing particle suspensions and removing vehicle fluid: A syringe having two or more chambers having a needle defining two or more lumens for injecting a microparticle suspension into a desired space, the lumens being in fluid communication with respective chambers. One of the chambers has the microparticle suspension disposed therein while the other chamber is empty. The... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department

20090240209 - Syringe guard for pre-filled medicament vial: A device for expelling fluid from a pre-filled vial includes a hollow needle that is axially mounted on a syringe body. A guard, also mounted on the syringe body, is moveable between a first position wherein it is held to expose a distal portion of the needle and a second... Agent: Frost Brown Todd, LLC

20090240210 - Auto retractable syringe: An auto-retractable safety syringe comprising a syringe barrel (12) having a hollow plunger (13) slideably located therein. The needle assembly comprises a needle and a needle hub (17), with a groove in the end of the barrel (12) to hold the needle hub (17) and a spring disposed over said... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.

20090240211 - Adapter for an injection appliance: An adapter for use with an appliance for administering an injectable product, the adapter serving to create a product connection between a catheter and a product container that can be inserted into the appliance, and including a thread for screwing the adapter to the appliance, a stop for fixing the... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP

20090240212 - Fixing device for injection needles: A device for connecting an injection needle to an injection apparatus, wherein the device provides a plurality of possible points of contact in at least two planes, and wherein the points of contact have associated spring forces for acting generally perpendicularly on the injection apparatus.... Agent: David E. Bruhn, Esq. Dorsey & Whitney LLP

20090240213 - Shaft for operating a blood thrombus capturing member, and blood thrombus capturing catheter: A shaft for operating a blood thrombus capturing member (2), comprises a blood thrombus capturing member (3) equipped on the distal end side thereof, and a guide tip (4) quipped at the distal end, through which a guide wire is inserted so as to be capable of relative movement, wherein... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090240214 - Catheter wetting system and method: The present invention includes a system and method for wetting a catheter. The wetting system can include a catheter container, a fluid packet, and a catheter. The fluid packet and catheter container are adapted and configured to require opening the packet and moving the container to wet the catheter. The... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20090240215 - Apparatus and methods for delivering therapeutic agents: In various embodiments, a drug-delivery device includes one or more reservoirs that may each contain a therapeutic agent for delivery to a patient.... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Patent Administrator

20090240216 - Negative pressure treatment system with heating and cooling provision: A method, and apparatus for the controlled acceleration, and/or retardation of the body's inflammatory response generally comprises a foam pad for insertion substantially into a wound site, a heating, a cooling pad for application over the wound site, a wound drape or sealing enclosure of the foam pad, the heating,... Agent: Kinetic Concepts, Inc. C/o Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20090240217 - Novel microfabricated instruments and methods to treat recurrent corneal erosion: In one embodiment, the present invention provides a device and method for treating recurrent corneal erosion. In one embodiment, the method includes the steps of contacting an epithelium layer of a cornea with an array of glass micro-rods including a plurality of sharp features having a length that penetrates a... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser PC

20090240218 - Wound therapy system: A portable system for subatmospheric pressure therapy in connection with healing a surgical wound includes a wound dressing dimensioned for positioning relative to a wound bed of a subject and a portable subatmospheric pressure mechanism dimensioned to be carried or worn by the subject. The subatmospheric pressure mechanism includes a... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20090240219 - One-piece colostomy pouch: This invention introduces a handle fixed to the front of the pouch which facilitates placing the wafer over the stoma, followed by compression of the stoma and hernia, during one simple push by the palm of the hand. Sealing takes place radially outwards from the stoma and results in two... Agent: Mr. Stanley Barcroft

20090240220 - Compressed substrates configured to deliver active agents: A compressed substrate having an altered upper surface is generally disclosed. The compressed substrate is configured to expand in the z-direction upon contact with a liquid to form an expanded substrate without substantially expanding in either the x-direction or the y-direction. The altered upper surface of the expanded substrate has... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.

20090240222 - Absorbent article: Multiple shape forming regions R1 each extending in a longitudinal direction of an absorbent article are formed in a top sheet in a cross direction. In each of the shape forming regions R1, a waveform including a top area T, a bottom area B, and a wall area between the... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20090240221 - Absorbent article having visible indicia and method of making the same: A multiple layer laminate and method of manufacturing the same having visible indicia for use in an absorbent article includes a first outer layer, a second outer layer, an elastomeric film interposed between said first outer layer and said second outer layer and a non-elastomeric appliqué having the indicia. The... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20090240223 - Absorbent article comprising lotion composition comprising a cooling agent: An absorbent article comprises a lotion composition comprising a particular cooling agent. In one embodiment, the cooling agent comprises a particular N-substituted p-menthane carboxamide material. In another embodiment, the cooling agent comprises a cooling material having an enthalpy of vaporization of at least 71 kJ/mol at 760 Torr. The absorbent... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20090240224 - Disposable absorbent article: A disposable absorbent article has a liquid permeable liner, an outer cover, and an absorbent body disposed between the liner and the outer cover for absorbing liquid body waste. A flow control layer is disposed between the liner and the absorbent body. The flow control layer is adapted to retard... Agent: Christopher M. Goff (27839) Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20090240225 - Absorbent article: An absorbent article that by sticking to the excretory part of the wearer without slippage of sanitary napkin, prevents any leakage of excrements, such as body fluid. The absorbent article is one comprising an absorbent article main body including at least surface sheet part (2) whose at least one area... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20090240226 - Disposable menstrual panties: A disposable menstrual panty comprising of a garment having a front portion, a rear portion, a crotch portion having two leg openings, a right leg opening and a left leg opening and a waist portion as to be worn about the lower torso of a women before during and after... Agent: Rudy Fields

20090240227 - Release sheet material: Release sheet materials for use as packaging material for individually packaged disposable absorbent articles such as sanitary napkins and the like.... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20090240229 - Pant-type disposable absorbent hygiene product: The invention relates to a pant-type disposable absorbent hygiene article (2), comprising a waist edge (20), continuous in the circumferential direction thereof and forming a waist opening, and leg openings (8a,b), a front piece (6) and a back piece (4) having longitudinal side edge sections (16,18), and a crotch region... Agent: Dreiss, Fuhlendorf, Steimle & Becker

20090240228 - Adjustable absorbent article for improved fit: Apparatus and methods of manufacturing absorbent articles suitable for use as training pants or other hygiene products are provided. The absorbent article includes a chassis having a front section, a rear section, and a crotch section extending between the front section and the rear section. The front section is connected... Agent: Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP

20090240230 - Intradermal needles injection device: A needle-less fluid injection device, including, a nozzle head with an injection hole for accepting a dose of fluid to be injected into the skin of a patient, a fluid capsule that is connected to said nozzle head and provides the nozzle head with one or more doses of fluid... Agent: Soroker-agmon Advocate And Patent Attorneys

20090240231 - Subdermal material delivery device: A method may include placing a first device on a first side of a skin portion of a subject and transferring a material through the skin portion of the subject from the first device to a subdermal second device disposed on a second side of the skin portion of the... Agent: Iv - Suiter Swantz PC Llo

20090240232 - Multi-cartridge fluid delivery device: A fluid delivery device for administering a first medicament and a second medicament includes a first fluid reservoir configured to contain the first medicament and a second fluid reservoir configured to contain the second medicament. The fluid delivery device may include one or more basal drive mechanisms to provide a... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP

20090240233 - Medical device for injecting liquid: The invention relates to a device for injecting liquid, comprising a piece of tubing on which there is situated at least a first liquid occlusion system. According to the invention, a regulation system is situated upstream from the first occlusion system, the two systems defining an intermediate segment in which... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20090240234 - Catheter with biologic adhesive injection ports and method of injecting biologic adhesive therewith: A catheter and method for draining a bladder and injecting a two part biologic adhesive is provided. The catheter has a tubular body extending between proximal and distal ends. A balloon is located adjacent the distal end with a first port extending between the proximal end and the balloon providing... Agent: John D. Wright Dickinson Wright PLLC

20090240235 - Medical catheter tube and process for producing the same: There is provided a medical catheter tube capable of exhibiting excellent flexibility, and provided a process for producing the same. In particular, there is provided a medical catheter tube having, arranged from a base edge side, a base part, a forefront part and a cutting edge part The medical catheter... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20090240237 - Methods and devices for facilitating visualization in a surgical environment: Devices and methods for visually confirming the positioning of a distal end portion of an illuminating device placed within a patient include inserting a distal end portion of an illuminating device internally into a patient, emitting light from the distal end portion of the illuminating device, observing transillumination resulting from... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP Acclarent, Inc. (73608)

20090240236 - Reinforced medical tubing: A molded spiral reinforced tubing suitable for use in an implantable medical device includes a molded inner layer comprised of an elastomeric material. The molded inner layer includes an inner surface having an inner diameter that defines a lumen and further includes an outer surface having an outer diameter. The... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing - Intellectual Property

20090240239 - Apparatus for cleaning a nasal cavity: A nasal cleaning apparatus is described that includes a grip portion and a cleaning portion. The grip portion may include a handle and one or more gripping members attached to the handle. Such gripping members may facilitate rotation of the grip portion or other handling of the apparatus. The cleaning... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20090240238 - Clot retrieval mechanism: A clot retrieval device for removing thrombi or other emboli from a body lumen is disclosed. The clot retrieval device includes an elongate shaft portion, a self-expanding snare disposed at a distal end of the shaft portion and a flexible bag portion attached to the self-expanding snare. The snare may... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department

20090240240 - Disposable infusion device with actuation lock-out: An infusion system includes a wearable infusion device, a safety assembly, and a tool. The device includes a liquid medicament dispenser having a base attachable to a patient's skin and that, when enabled, causes the liquid medicament to flow to beneath the skin of the patient, and an actuator that,... Agent: Graybeal Jackson LLP

20090240241 - Subdermal material delivery device: A method may include placing a first device on a first side of a skin portion of a subject and transferring a material through the skin portion of the subject from the first device to a subdermal second device disposed on a second side of the skin portion of the... Agent: Iv - Suiter Swantz PC Llo

  
09/17/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number

20090234266 - Device for removing fluid from blood in a patient: An ultrafiltration device and method for the removal of excess fluid in hypervolemic patients and/or removal of toxins in the blood including for patients suffering from either renal or cardiovascular disease is disclosed. An embodiment of the device includes a housing containing multiple large bore hollow fiber membranes which are... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.

20090234267 - Method and device for easy access to vascular graft cannulation sites: The present invention relates to a polymeric venous implant wherein at least a portion of the graft is made from a UV fluorescing polymer which allows the user to see the graft during access use. This allows the graft to be injected much easier by the ability of the technician... Agent: Passe' Intellectual Property, LLC

20090234268 - Tampon pledgets with improved leakage protection: An increased absorbency tampon pledget with an absorbent capacity of 15-18 grams and an increased dry bulk density has a density of at least 0.20 g/cc and can be housed in a smaller applicator than typically provided with commercially available increased absorbency applicator tampons. The increased dry bulk density provides... Agent: Michaud-duffy Group LLP

20090234271 - Composition comprising sirna-polycation complex for iontophoresis: To provide a composition which is capable of efficiently delivering an siRNA intradermally and of effectively suppressing the expression of a target gene by an RNAi. Provided is a composition for iontophoresis including an siRNA-polycation complex which is charged negatively.... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20090234269 - System for tissue electroporation and method for use thereof: A device for electroporation of tissue is provided. The device includes a mist jet delivery nozzle arrangement that is connected to a pressurized gas source and also connected to a liquid source. The device also includes a charge generator in electrical communication with the liquid provided by the liquid source... Agent: Fay Sharpe LLP

20090234270 - Therapy and device for treatment of nail infections: The present invention includes a method for treating fungal infections, particularly onychomycosis. The method includes: applying a composition includes a photosensitizer, an effective amount of antifungal agent, and a pharmaceutically acceptable delivery system to a locus and irradiating the locus with a light source at a wavelength absorbed by the... Agent: Dobrusin & Thennisch PC

20090234272 - Infusion set with a massage-hub: A device and method for stimulating tissue to improve the resorption kinetics of an active substance.... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP

20090234274 - Retractable tip for vitrectomy tool: A probe for a vitrectomy tool is provided having a vitreous cutter tube having a blunt tip at a distal end and adapted to be coupled at a proximal end to a handpiece of a vitrectomy tool; a retractable outer trocar tube surrounding the vitreous cutter tube having an open... Agent: Christine Q. Mcleod

20090234273 - Surgical trocar with feedback: A medical device is disclosed. The medical device includes a handle configured to be grasped by a human hand, and an elongate obturator coupled to the handle. The obturator includes a proximal end proximate the handle and a distal end extending away from the handle. The distal end of the... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090234275 - Controlled substance distribution network systems and methods thereof: In various embodiments, multiple pumps may be used to deliver substances to multiple respective animals. A computer system may send/receive information to/from the pumps (e.g., to control and monitor various aspects of the pumps and/or store information associated with the pump). In some embodiments, the computer system may determine respective... Agent: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel, P.C.

20090234276 - Needle-free injector: The present invention provides a needle-free injection device for delivering a medicament under pressure into an animal or human. The injection device includes an actuating device comprising: a gas tight chamber; a piston and rod assembly slidably received in the chamber and movable between a forward position and a rearward... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

20090234277 - Delivery system: A covering for delivering a substance or material to a surgical site is provided. The covering, with substance provided therein, may be referred to as a delivery system. Generally, the covering may be a single or multi-compartment structure capable of at least partially retaining a substance provided therein until the... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department

20090234278 - Catheter insertion sheath with adjustable flexibility: Also presented is a method for navigating a sheath (60) comprising introducing the distal end of the sheath to a passage (62) in the patient's body; manipulating the rigidity of the magnetorheological fluid by applying a magnetic field; and positioning the sheath. A navigable catheter and sheath assembly is also... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090234279 - Mechanical propulsion catheter apparatus and methods: Medical devices such as catheter-based technologies for therapeutic interventions in the coronary arterial circulation and other vascular beds are presented. Apparatus, systems and methods for improving the performance and/or operability of catheter navigation through a vascular pathway are presented. Deliverability of vascular therapeutic devices is improved through mechanical catheter control... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20090234280 - Steering mechanism: A hand-holdable steering mechanism is used as part of a medical device such as a catheter or an endoscope to allow movement of a steerable distal portion of the catheter or endoscope. The mechanism can include a housing, a first actuator, and a second actuator. The first actuator is configured... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group

20090234281 - Fluid feeder and balloon catheter: h

20090234282 - Outer catheter shaft to balloon joint: A balloon catheter having an improved profile by placing the proximal balloon neck inside the outer catheter shaft. This outer catheter shaft to balloon neck joint allows for a smaller outer diameter at the joint between the outer catheter shaft and the balloon, thus providing a reduced catheter profile with... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department

20090234283 - Cutting balloon with connector and dilation element: A balloon catheter is provided that may be used to dilate hardened regions of a stenosis. The balloon catheter is provided with one or more dilation elements that extend along a surface of a balloon. Each dilation element is connected to an outer surface of the balloon by a connector.... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20090234284 - Safety syringe device: A safety syringe device is composed of a syringe tube having a medicine compartment, a push rod penetrating through the medicine compartment, a needle seat screw engaging with the push rod at a top pusher where the push rod is emerged out of its interior threaded section, a needle base... Agent: Hdls Patent & Trademark Services

20090234285 - Controlled substance delivery network systems and methods thereof: In various embodiments, multiple pumps may be used to deliver substances to multiple respective animals. A computer system may send/receive information to/from the pumps (e.g., to control and monitor various aspects of the pumps and/or store information associated with the pump). In some embodiments, the computer system may determine respective... Agent: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel, P.C.

20090234286 - Systems and methods for controlled substance distribution network: In various embodiments, multiple pumps may be used to deliver substances to multiple respective animals. A computer system may send/receive information to/from the pumps (e.g., to control and monitor various aspects of the pumps and/or store information associated with the pump). In some embodiments, the computer system may determine respective... Agent: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel, P.C.

20090234287 - System and method for providing warm, pressurized irrigation fluid: An economical yet effective apparatus and associated method heats and pressurizes a fluid-filled bag of the type used in a surgical setting. The apparatus includes an inner sealed flexible jacket including a sodium acetate solution and activator button therein operative to heat the fluid-filled bag. An outer sealed flexible jacket... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

20090234288 - Dental intraligamentary injection needles and related methods of manufacture: Injection needle devices for administering a local anesthetic into tough, dense ligamentary tissue surrounding a tooth. The injection needle is a two-part needle that includes a proximal needle portion formed of metal, ceramic or rigid plastic and a distal needle portion formed of ceramic or hardened metal. The distal penetrating... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20090234289 - Method and device for determining the effective delivery rate or adjusting the speed of a peristaltic pump: A method and a device for determining the effective delivery rate of a peristaltic pump with which a liquid is delivered inside an elastic hose pipe or for adjusting the speed of a peristaltic pump in order to match the effective delivery rate of the pump to the desired delivery... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090234290 - Tearaway introducer sheath with hemostasis valve: A tearaway introducer sheath assembly (100,200) having an integrated valve (300). The valve is seated within a valve housing (222) defined by the hub portion (200) of the sheath (200). The valve (300) includes a pair of distally extending opposed side walls or flaps (324) extending to converge at a... Agent: Fox Rothschild LLP Blue Bell

20090234291 - Cannula: A cannula assembly including a cannula body having a perfusion lumen extending therethrough; a removable introducer to be carried in the perfusion lumen, the removable introducer including a first hole, a second hole and a central lumen extending therebetween to allow fluid entering the first hole to flow through the... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20090234292 - Seal for trocar: A seal for use in a trocar, particularly for a trocar for eye surgery, having a seal element, with a seal opening, and an instrument opening. The instrument opening extends along a centre axis on both sides of the seal element all the way through the seal. The seal also... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.

20090234293 - Instrument seal: A surgical access port comprises a valve or instrument seal that separates the instrument contact function from the instrument conforming function. Embodiments of the instrument seal comprise in instrument contact element that extends through an opening in a compression element, thereby defining an instrument orifice that seals with an instrument... Agent: Applied Medical Resources Corporation

20090234295 - Suture securement apparatus: A suture securement apparatus for selectively securing one or more ends of a suture while allowing adjustments in the tension or a full release of the sutures intermittently after a prolonged period of time. The suture securement apparatus can be particularly adapted for use with a purse-string suture to close... Agent: Merit Medical Systems, Inc. C/o Stoel Rives, LLP

20090234294 - Urinary catheter immobilizer: Disclosed is a urinary catheter immobilizer for immobilizing movement of a urinary catheter in a human body. The urinary catheter immobilizer comprises a funnel-shaped member and a body member configured to be received over the funnel-shaped member. The funnel-shaped member has a first end portion and a second end portion.... Agent: Jay M. Schloff Intellipex PLLC

20090234296 - Protective device for an intravenous catheter or other peripheral body penetrating object: A device for protecting and cushioning the site of a penetration in a patient's limb and the external portion of a catheter or other medical device inserted partially through the penetration includes a preferably soft and flexible cover to be wrapped around the limb in which the penetration is made... Agent: Ronald B. Sefrna

20090234297 - Injection device: An injection device (110) comprises a housing (112) having a syringe (114) with a discharge nozzle (118). The syringe is movable between a retracted position in which the discharge nozzle is contained within the housing and an extended position in which the discharge nozzle extends from the housing. There is... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090234298 - Injection device: An injection device (110) comprises a housing (112) defining a first axis (101). A drive (120) acts upon a syringe when released by a trigger (114). The trigger is rotatable from a rest position in which the drive is retained to an active position in which it no longer causes... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090234299 - Injection device: An injection device with a travelling clutch which can be shifted between two different positions by the activation of an injection button. In the first position, the injection button and the driver is allowed to rotate relatively to the piston rod, which is blocked from rotation by the clicker element.... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department

20090234300 - Catheter kit with a guide wire: A catheter kit with a guide wire (1) and a treatment catheter (3) that can be displaced to a treatment site via the guide wire (1) is additionally provided with a guide catheter (7), maneuverable at its distal end (6), having an interior lumen in order to allow acceptance the... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.

20090234301 - Microneedle array and method for producing microneedle array: A method for producing a microneedle includes feeding a resin fluid to a forming mold having a needle-forming portion with an opening diameter of 50 to 200 μm and a depth of 100 to 500 μm, charging the fed resin fluid into the needle-forming portion, and cooling and solidifying the... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090234302 - Medical device and medical instrument alignment: Systems and methods for orienting a medical instrument relative to at least a portion of a medical device include a first tilt detector associated with the medical instrument and a second tilt detector associated with the medical device. The first tilt detector may be within an orientation device that is... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert , P.a

20090234303 - Medical device needle receiving port: A medical device needle receiving port configured to stop a needle's penetration without physically engaging the needle's tip thereby reducing the likelihood of tip damage. The port preferably incorporates a particulate chamber for collecting particulates larger then a fluid outlet dimension.... Agent: Henricks Slavin And Holmes, LLP Advanced Bionics Corporation

20090234304 - Skin abrasion system method: A system and method for rejuvenating skin through ablation using a handheld device (200) having a removable treatment component (213) with an abrasive material on one surface of the component which surface is in a portion of the treatment component (213) configured to conform to a skin surface. The system... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090234305 - Temporary skin substitute comprised of biological compounds of plant and animal origins: The holes in the skin substitute provide a range of porosities to ensure minimum fluid accumulation beneath the skin substitute without wound desiccation. The three-dimensional nature of the nylon mesh in addition to the use of collagen peptides provides better acute adherence with a structure that supports the growth of... Agent: Steven W. Webb

20090234307 - Vacuum port for vacuum wound therapy: The present disclosure describes a dressing for use in a vacuum wound therapy procedure to promote healing of a wound. The dressing includes a cover layer for positioning over a wound to define a reservoir in which a reduced pressure may be maintained over the wound. A portal member is... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20090234306 - Vacuum wound therapy wound dressing with variable performance zones: A dressing for an open wound includes a cover layer dimensioned for positioning relative to a wound bed. The cover layer permits an evacuation of the space around the wound bed such that a sub-atmospheric pressure may be established to stimulate healing and facilitate the removal of fluid from the... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp D/b/a Covidien

20090234308 - Transdermal systems having control delivery system: Transdermal delivery systems are disclosed including a backing layer, a polymer membrane within the backing layer, an adhesive layer for attaching the delivery system to the patient's skin or mucosa, and a releasable layer covering the adhesive layer prior to use, the polymer membrane impregnated with sufficient fluid medium to... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20090234309 - Shear resistant wound dressing for use in vacuum wound therapy: A cover layer for a vacuum wound therapy dressing includes a backing layer formed from a flexible polymeric membrane and an adhesive layer for affixing the backing layer over a wound bed to provide a substantially fluid-tight seal around a perimeter of the wound bed. The cover layer is reinforced... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20090234310 - Methods and devices for concealing and securing a urine collection bag: A cover for concealing and supporting a urinary incontinence bag to be worn by an individual in conjunction with a catheter and attached tubing. The cover provides a comfortable sleeve for containing the urinary bag and one or more straps for securing to the leg of an individual. Additional features... Agent: Saliwanchik Lloyd & Saliwanchik A Professional Association

20090234311 - Urine collection device: A lighted stent urine collection device is used to collect urine that would otherwise leak along the stent. The collection device includes an opening to allow placement of the stents, an inverted open channel to position them, and means to secure the stents, allowing for otherwise leaked urine to collect... Agent: James Ray & Associates

20090234312 - Ostomy pouch: An ostomy pouch is formed to conceal, obscure, hide, cloak, or otherwise prevent the viewing of contents of the ostomy pouch except for a viewing area or window formed in the pouch and positioned therein for viewing at least a portion of a stoma receptor of the ostomy pouch. The... Agent: Bowman & Associates

20090234313 - Device for recording and transferring a contour: The invention relates to a device for recording and transferring the contours of a wound or opening in tissue of a human being comprising a transparent polymer sheet having a first and a second surface, wherein the first surface faces the wound or opening and the second surface comprises a... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20090234314 - Water-absorbent resin composition, method of manufacturing the same, and absorbent article: In one embodiment of the present invention, a water-absorbent resin composition is provided which shows only small reduction in liquid permeability and limited coloring over time or in relation to another factor. The water-absorbent resin composition (particulate absorbent agent) of the present invention contains: a polycarboxylate-based water-absorbent resin as a... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090234315 - Disposable nursing pad with non-slippage backing:

20090234316 - Disposable wearing article: A disposable wearing article is provided with a skin-contactable panel laid in a front half of a crotch region of the article and a liquid-impervious partition laid in a vicinity of a transverse center line of the article. The panel has transversely opposite side edges bonded to transverse opposite side... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20090234317 - Flexible, flat pouch with port for mixing and delivering powder-liquid mixture: A pouch for mixing and dispensing a composition including a pouch body and a port body. The pouch body includes opposing, first and second major flexible walls sealed to one another along respective peripheries thereof to define an internal chamber and a pouch perimeter. The pouch body has a C-like... Agent: Dicke, Billig & Czaja, PLLC Attn: Md Matters

20090234318 - Systems and methods for cardiac remodeling: Described herein are devices and methods for improving the hemodynamic function of a patient. In particular, a first device adapted to reshape an atrio-ventricular valve is used in combination with a second device configured to further alter the blood flow through the valve. The first device is typically an implant... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20090234319 - Injection device and method: An injection device (100) for injecting a substance into an organism (1) is described, comprising a guide device (10) with a lumen (11) in which an injection tool (21) is arranged in a displaceable manner, a displacement device (20) to which the injection tool (21) is connected, and a holder... Agent: Duane Morris LLP - PhiladelphiaIPDepartment

20090234320 - Methods and apparatus for inhibiting introduction of air into the vasculature during a percutaneous procedure: Apparatus and methods for inhibiting the introduction of air into the body during a percutaneous procedure.... Agent: Henricks Slavin And Holmes LLP Suite 200

20090234321 - Visualization of coronary vein procedure: Visualization of a medical procedure to be performed in a coronary vessel (such as a coronary sinus) of a patient is achieved by the steps of: identifying a coronary vessel for a procedure and placing a catheter within the coronary vessel. The coronary vessel is occluded at a site proximal... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20090234322 - Method of dental tissue injection using an array of micro-needles: Methods for injecting a local anesthetic into dental tissues, such as tough, dense ligamentary tissue adjacent to a patient's tooth. According to one embodiment, the method involves puncturing a patient's gingival tissue adjacent a selected tooth with an array of micro-needles having a length so that the micro-needles penetrate into... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20090234323 - Multi-mode syringe: A syringe cartridge includes a multi-mode device that defines at least two flow regimes having flow rates that differ in response to the same value of a variable. The multi-mode device defines three flow paths. The first flow path allows flow in only a first direction. The second flow path... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090234324 - Co-access port introducer: A power injection system comprises an introducer needle including a lumen extending therethrough to a non-coring distal tip and an anchoring device extendable laterally from the introducer needle distal tip, the anchoring device including a port contacting surface engaging one of an inner surface of the port and an inner... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP

20090234325 - Methods and devices for non-invasive cerebral and systemic cooling: Methods for pharyngeal and cerebral cooling by delivering an ice slurry, slush or super-cooled gel to a patient's nasal cavity, oral cavity and/or throat are described. In one method, a cooling assembly is inserted into a nasal cavity through a patient's nostril. The cooling assembly includes a flexible balloon defining... Agent: O''melveny & Myers LLP Ip&t Calendar Department La-13-a7

20090234326 - Sprayer: A sprayer is capable of inhibiting or preventing clogging occurring in a nozzle upon ejection of a liquid through the nozzle. A sprayer includes liquid supply for separately supplying a first liquid and a second liquid different in liquid composition, and a nozzle. The nozzle includes a first flow path... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090234327 - Transmyocardial revascularization system and method of use: A transmyocardial revascularization system including a plurality of inserts formed of a material to elicit a healing response in tissue of the myocardium and deployment instruments and associated components for deploying the inserts into the wall of the myocardium. The inserts are arranged to be disposed within respective lumens or... Agent: Kensey Nash Corporation

20090234328 - Systems and methods for breaching a sterile field for intravascular placement of a catheter: An integrated catheter placement system for accurately placing a catheter within a patient's vasculature is disclosed. In one embodiment, the integrated system comprises a system console, a tip location sensor for temporary placement on the patient's chest, and an ultrasound probe. The tip location sensor senses a magnetic field of... Agent: Rutan & Tucker, LLP.

20090234329 - Medical catheter tubes and process for production thereof: A medical catheter tube containing a tetrafluoroethylene polymer, which has a wall thickness of 0.1 mm or below and exhibits a tensile strength (S1) at 1.0 mm displacement of 5.0 N/mm or above; and a process for the production of medical catheter tubes, characterized by molding a composition both a... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20090234330 - Body fluid suction reservoir: The present invention provides a body fluid suction reservoir including a flexible bag, two plates for supporting the bag, and a spring put between the two plates. The body fluid suction reservoir further includes a lock having a hook and a release part and consisting of a member different from... Agent: Smith, Gambrell & Russell

20090234332 - Artificial microvascular device and methods for manufacturing and using the same: Artificial microvascular devices may include a polymer scaffold that defines a channel with a distensible wall.... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Patent Administrator

20090234331 - Electronically controlled pill and system having at least one sensor for delivering at least one medicament: An electronically controlled pill (100) or medicament delivery system is provided. The pill (100) includes a housing (102); a medicament reservoir (104) for storing a medicament; an electronically controlled release valve, pump or hatch (106) for dispensing one or more medicaments stored in the medicament reservoir (104) while traversing the... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

  
09/10/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number

20090227931 - Blood irradiatiion system, associated devices and methods for irradiating blood: Embodiments of the present application are directed to devices, systems and methods for irradiating fluids (e.g., blood) with ultraviolet light, and corresponding related components, systems and methods. In some embodiments of the invention, an ultraviolet blood irradiation (UBI) system is provided and may include an ultraviolet UV source providing a... Agent: Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo

20090227932 - Vascular access system: A connector system includes an engagement mechanism is provided that includes an engagement feature and a braided reinforcement coupled with a proximal portion of a catheter. The engagement feature can include one, two, or two or more barbs.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090227934 - Methods and apparatus for treating glaucoma: An ocular implant for treating glaucoma is provided, which may include any number of features. More particularly, the present invention relates to implants that facilitate the transfer of fluid from within one area of the eye to another area of the eye. One feature of the implant is that it... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP

20090227933 - Optic nerve implants: Methods and devices for delivering therapeutic substances into the eye. An implant containing the therapeutic substance is implanted at least partially within the optic nerve and the therapeutic substance then elutes from the implant. The implant may have a lumen or it may be solid.... Agent: Stout, Uxa, Buyan & Mullins LLP

20090227935 - Dressing support: A dressing support comprises a supporting element arranged for adhering in a removable manner to a skin portion of a patient, a dressing element, an electrode arrangement, the dressing element and the electrode arrangement being arranged in the supporting element in such a way as to be able to come... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090227936 - Ultra bright led induced tattoo removal: A method of removing tattoos using an optical device is provided that has a panel which houses a plurality of ultra bright LEDs. The ultra bright LEDs clusters are configured to penetrate the outer skin layer epidermis without damaging the skin by overheating and enter the next layer of skin,... Agent: Stephen E. Feldman

20090227937 - Double lumen phacoemulsification needle tip: A phacoemulsifcation needle has a central aspiration passageway extending through a needle body. A hollow shell is attached to and covers at least a portion of the needle body, creating an annular space between the inner surface of the shell and the outer surface of the needle body. At least... Agent: Law Offices Of Jerry A. Schulman

20090227938 - Wound closure devices, methods of use, and kits: Provided herein is a wound closure device comprising a plug adaptable to be inserted into an opening formed in two or more tissue layers, one tissue layer transposable relative to a second layer, the plug comprising a material having a first configuration and a second configuration, wherein the plug is... Agent: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

20090227939 - Drop counter: A liquid flow control system for use with infusion sets of the type comprising a liquid supply, a drip chamber 8 downstream of the liquid supply for forming liquid drops and a flexible tube 7 connecting the drip chamber with an injection needle, the system comprising a drop sensor 4... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20090227940 - 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

20090227941 - 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

20090227942 - Skin retention device for a medical jet injection unit: A skin retention device 10 for a medical jet-injection unit 20 comprises a contact face provided with adhesive 12 in the area surrounding and close to the injection opening(s) 11 of the nozzle 21 which ensures god contact between the nozzle 21 and the skin 30 of a subject in... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department

20090227943 - Liquid dispensing and administering system: A system for administering measured liquids, such as medicine, vitamins and feedings of foods to persons including adults, infants and small children. An embodiment of the system comprises a dispensing spoon, connected by a luer fitting, to at least one medical-type syringe. The syringe allows the liquid to be delivered... Agent: Stoneman Volk Patent Group

20090227945 - Device and methods for treating paranasal sinus conditions: Described here are paranasal sinus devices for treating paranasal sinus conditions. The devices include a cavity member, ostial member, and nasal portion. One or more of the cavity member, ostial member, and nasal portion may deliver an active agent for sustained release to treat the paranasal sinus condition. Exemplary paranasal... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20090227946 - Lubricious coatings for medical devices: An ultraviolet curable lubricious coating including at least one lubricious polymer and at least one oxygen-insensitive crosslinkable polymer, methods of making and using the same, and articles coated therewith.... Agent: Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.

20090227944 - Medical devices comprising nanomaterials and therapeutic methods utilizing the same: The present invention provides medical devices comprising nanomaterials. By utilizing nanomaterials in the production thereof, the inventive medical devices can be provided with various advantageous properties and/or capabilities. Methods of producing the inventive medical devices are also provided. Inasmuch as the inventive devices are expected to provide certain advantages in... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20090227947 - Balloon inflation device: e

20090227949 - Balloon catheter devices with folded balloons: Catheter devices having an expandable balloon for delivering a therapeutic agent to a body site. The balloon has one or more folds which serve as a reservoir for containing the therapeutic agent. The fold may have any of various configurations to hold the therapeutic agent. In some cases, the balloon... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090227948 - Balloon catheter devices with sheath covering: Catheter devices having an expandable balloon for delivering a therapeutic agent to a body site. In one aspect, one or more sheaths are disposed around the balloon with the therapeutic agent being disposed within the sheath, being disposed over the sheath, being contained in the space between the sheath and... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090227950 - Safety needle assembly: The invention relates to a safety needle assembly for injecting a fluid into a human body comprising a cylindrical housing with a bottom surface supporting a needle cannula and a shield telescopically movable relative to the housing. A spring located within the housing urges the shield in a distal needle... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department

20090227951 - Assemblies for identifying a power injectable access port: Assemblies for identifying a power injectable vascular access port are described. One assembly includes a vascular access port, a first identifiable feature, a second identifiable feature, and a third identifiable feature. The first identifiable feature is incorporated into the access port and identifies the access port as suitable for flowing... Agent: Rutan & Tucker, LLP.

20090227952 - Guidewires and delivery catheters having fiber optic sensing components and related systems and methods: Methods, systems and devices for delivering a diagnostic or therapeutic treatment, substance or device to a target area located within the body of a human or animal subject. A tissue penetrating catheter is positioned within a body lumen near the target area. A hollow penetrator is then advanced from the... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department

20090227953 - Flashback blood collection needle: A needle assembly includes a transparent or translucent housing with a fluid inlet end, a fluid outlet end, a flashback chamber, and a venting mechanism therebetween. Substantially axially aligned inlet and outlet cannulas extend from the housing and communicate with the chamber. A sealable sleeve covers the external end of... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20090227954 - Multisegment interconnect device for elastic tubing: The present disclosure generally relates to an multisegment interconnect device for permanently connecting adjacent elastic tubes, catheter ends, or other fluid transportation conduits where tubes are push-locked over conical outer ends each with a locking lip, the segments are connected at an interface, and the segments are adapted in length... Agent: Vedder Price P.C.

20090227955 - Injection device comprising a mechanical lock: An injection device with a housing and an operating element or coupling element mounted in the housing in such a way that the operating element or coupling element may be retained in a first position by a first holding connection and may be displaced into a second position that is... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department

20090227956 - Safety needle: A packing sleeve for use with a safety needle that automatically covers a tip of a needle following removal of the needle from a patient includes a generally hollow body having a longitudinal axis and a distal end and an open proximal end. The body surrounds at least a portion... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP

20090227957 - Syringe: A syringe includes a syringe cylinder, a sealing plug movably disposed within the syringe cylinder, and with a plunger cooperating with the sealing plug. A safety device prevents a sliding back of the sealing plug within the syringe cylinder in any position the sealing plug assumes within the syringe cylinder.... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090227958 - Module for a medication injection device: A medication and needle module (20) for an injection device. The module (20) includes a housing (22) including a first portion (39) and a second portion (38) detachably connected together, the second housing portion having a periphery complementarily shaped with a cavity (154) in the injection device (150) to be... Agent: Eli Lilly & Company

20090227959 - Blocking element for a dosing mechanism: A lock for a dosing mechanism of an injection device, the lock including at least one holding element that interacts with the dosing mechanism, or with a dosing element of the dosing mechanism, whereby an adjustment movement of the dosing mechanism or the dosing element is prevented in a starting... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department

20090227960 - Flow control assembly including a valve and flow controller: A flow control assembly (10) includes a housing (12) having an upstream end (14) which communicates with a source of fluid to be dispensed, in use, and a downstream end (16) which communicates with a supply conduit (26)connectable to the downstream end (16). A passage (18) is defined through the... Agent: Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP

20090227961 - Line, in particular a line of a blood tubing system or of a blood bag sysetm: The invention relates to a line, in particular to a line of a blood tubing system or of a blood bag system, having a closing member blocking the line passage, with the closing member being formed by a plastically deformable closing body which is arranged in the line and which... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20090227962 - Catheters with lubricious linings and methods for making and using them: Apparatus and methods are provided for creating tubular devices, e.g., as components for catheters, sheaths, and or other devices sized for introduction into a patient. In one embodiment, a method is provided for making a tubular device using a sheet of material including a coated first surface. The sheet is... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP

20090227963 - Microfabricated surgical device for interventional procedures: An actuator for an interventional surgical procedure is described. The actuator may include an actuator body having a distal end and a proximal end. A central expandable section is located between the distal end and the proximal end. The expandable section is operable between an unactuated condition in which the... Agent: Beyer Law Group LLP

20090227964 - Implantable fluid transfer access port: An implantable port comprises a port body forming a fluid reservoir and a septum sealing a proximal end of the reservoir in combination with a clicker member biased toward a first configuration, the clicker member being deformable via mechanical force applied thereto and configured so that, when subject to a... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP

20090227965 - Motion artifacts less electrode for bio-potential measurements and electrical stimulation, and motion artifacts less skin surface attachable sensor nodes and cable system for physiological information measurement and electrical stimulation: Motion artifacts less electrode for bio-potential measurements and electrical stimulation is discussed under the present invention. Three different arrangements of the electrode are introduced. Further the electrode embodiments are generalized for reducing motion artifacts of any skin contact senor or an actuator embodiment. In addition a piggy backed daisy chained... Agent: Ravindra Wijesiriwardana

20090227966 - Method of hyperbaric percutaneous oxygen therapy by spraying fluorocarbons: The invention relates to a method for transcutaneous medical, physiotherapeutical or cosmetic treatment of the skin and subjacent organs, including a step which consists in projecting a pressurized gas onto the area that is to be treated, with the aid of a projection nozzle. Use of the method promotes penetration... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090227967 - Spa wax heating device: A wax heating device for wax treatment of human skin that includes a contained a controlled exothermic chemical reaction to melt wax on a flexible element for contacting human skin. A heating pouch contains a first portion. A heater element has an inner area with a first portion holding a... Agent: Kinney & Lange, P.A.

20090227969 - Dressing and method for applying reduced pressure to and collecting and storing fluid from a tissue site: A reduced pressure treatment system includes a reduced pressure source and a reduced pressure dressing. The dressing includes an interface layer adapted to be positioned at a tissue site and an absorbent layer in fluid communication with the interface layer to absorb liquid from at least one of the interface... Agent: Kinetic Concepts, Inc. C/o Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20090227968 - Wound dressing port and associated wound dressing: A wound dressing for use in a vacuum wound therapy treatment includes a backing layer for positioning over a wound to define a reservoir in which a reduced pressure may be maintained over the wound. A portal member affixed to the backing layer provides a connection to a reduced pressure... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp D/b/a Covidien

20090227970 - 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.

20090227971 - 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, and a... Agent: Rutan & Tucker, LLP.

20090227972 - Stoma protector: The invention relates to a protector for stomata made up of two rectangular sheets with a small, likewise rectangular void in their central area joined at one of the ends, being cover and base, respectively, which fixes to the lower face of the upper sheet or cover and at the... Agent: Brown & Michaels, PC 400 M & T Bank Building

20090227973 - Ostomy bag filter with interactive surfaces: An ostomy bag with a filter assembly having a gas filter and a pre-filter for preventing or delaying solid/semisolid matter and liquid from reaching the gas filter. The pre-filter is at least substantially flat and comprises a number of constrictions, such as ribs extending along and between two inner surface... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20090227974 - Thermal signal tampon pledget: In a tampon pledget, a quantity of moisture activated material is positioned in contact with, or adjacent to a layer of absorbent material used in forming the pledget. Upon contact with menses, the moisture activated material reacts in one of an endothermic and exothermic manner so that in use, the... Agent: Michaud-duffy Group LLP

20090227975 - Tampon including crosslinked cellulose fibers and improved synthesis processes for producing same: A tampon pledget includes crosslinked cellulose fibers having microstructures treated to provide improved absorbency and higher wet strength. The fibers are treated with a crosslinking agent to provide at least one of a molecular weight between crosslinks of from about 10 to 200 and a degree of crystallinity of from... Agent: Michaud-duffy Group LLP

20090227976 - Multiple biocompatible polymeric strand aneurysm embolization system and method: Some embodiments includes a system that includes a catheter including a distal portion for location at least partially in an aneurysm, the catheter including a proximal portion, the catheter to transport a biocompatible polymeric strand to an aneurysm, a biocompatible polymeric strand sized to slide through the catheter and a... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20090227977 - Pacifier with thin-film reservoir and method for use thereof: The invention relates to a pacifier and nipple member for delivery of active ingredients into the oral cavity of an infant or patient. The pacifier includes a porous nipple member and a base member adapted to remain outside the oral cavity of the infant. The porous nipple member includes at... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP

20090227978 - Implantable therapy system for treating a living being with an active factor: The invention provides a device for Encapsulated Cell Therapy. The device includes an implantable capsule containing cells which secrete a biologically active compound for providing a biological function. The capsule has a semi permeable outer membrane for delivery of the compound e.g. at a site in the central nervous system... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c

20090227979 - Drug level sensor for injection device: A dispensing chamber assembly has a dispensing chamber housing, a plunger, and a level sensor. The dispensing chamber housing at least partially surrounds a dispensing chamber that holds a quantity of a substance. The plunger is fluidly sealed to the inner surface of the dispensing chamber housing. The level sensor... Agent: Alcon

20090227980 - Triggered drug release: Methods and devices for triggering drug release from the outer expandable portion of a balloon catheter are provided. Drug is released from a drug coated balloon catheter via a triggering condition. The triggering condition can be a change in solubility or volume or hydrolysis.... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090227981 - Low-swelling biocompatible hydrogels: Some aspects of the present disclosure relate to methods for treating a tissue by forming a low-swelling biodegradable hydrogel in situ adherent to the tissue. In embodiments the hydrogel exhibits negative swelling, i.e., shrinking. Such treatments may be utilized to in cosmetic or reconstructive surgery, in sphincter augmentation, treating nerve... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20090227982 - Device and method for restricting blood flow to fibroids: A method of treating tissue comprises introducing into a hollow organ a support device and, after insertion, arranging the support device into a non-yielding configuration substantially filling the hollow organ and substantially preventing walls of the hollow organ from moving inward in combination with inducing contraction of the hollow organ... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP

20090227983 - Medical device: A medical device including a shaft having an elongated inner member and an elongated tubular reinforcing member disposed over at least a portion of the inner member. In some embodiments, at least a portion of the outer surface of the inner member is spaced from the inner surface of the... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20090227985 - Single operator exchange biliary catheter: Catheter for use in biliary procedures, including a shaft having a proximal end and a distal end. A guidewire lumen is carried by the shaft extending from a location proximal the distal end of the shaft to a location proximate the distal end of the shaft. An opening is included... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20090227984 - System and methods of intubation: The present invention includes various devices for improved nasogastric intubation to ensure proper placement of the device within the body cavity as well as minimize trauma and achieve patient comfort both during and after an intubation procedure.... Agent: Valauskas & Pine LLC

20090227986 - Infusion and/or withdrawal fitting for biomedical fluid circuits: An infusion and/or withdrawal fitting for biomedical fluid circuits is defined by a tubular conduit having a first end connectable to a biomedical fluid circuit, and a second end which is closed by a plug having a collar connected to the plug at a weakened portion; the conduit having a... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20090227987 - Device for treating pneumothorax, tension pneumothorax, pleural effusion, and hemothorax in neonates: A device is disclosed for the treatment of pneumothorax especially in neonates, which is an acute pathologic condition characterized by the extrapulmonic accumulation of air in the pleural space, causing restricted lung expansion and threatening to significantly worsen in a short period of time without intervention. Intervention in this case... Agent: Kregg Brooks Ice Miller LLP

20090227988 - Injectable controlled release fluid delivery system: Embodiments of a material delivery device including a deformable reservoir and associated controllable output mechanism are described. Methods of use and control of the device are also disclosed. According to some embodiments, a material delivery device may be placed in an animal in order to controllably dispense at least one... Agent: Searete LLC Suite 110

20090227989 - Multiple reservoir implantable drug infusion device and method: Multiple reservoir implantable valve accumulator pump for the delivery of medication, and method of infusate delivery. The apparatus includes at least first and second infusate reservoirs in a common pressure chamber, each in fluid communication with a metering assembly. The metering assembly includes an accumulator that is preferably a fixed... Agent: Nields, Lemack & Frame, LLC

  
09/03/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number

20090221948 - System and method for delivery of regional citrate anticoagulation to extracorporeal blood circuits: The present invention includes a comprehensive replacement fluid system and method for the delivery of regional citrate anticoagulation (RCA) to extracorporeal blood circuits, wherein the system may include an online clearance monitor (OCM) and a circuit effluent online sensor system (OSS) for the continuous determination of patient plasma content of... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.

20090221950 - Catheter and tunneling device therefor: A catheter for introduction and removal of fluids from a body and tunneling device therefor, the catheter has a body having a first conduit for removing fluid from the body and a second conduit for delivering fluid to the body wherein at least a part of each of the conduits... Agent: Altera Law Group, LLC

20090221949 - Device and method for circulatory isolation and treatment of a part of a body: An apparatus for circulatory isolation and treatment of a part of a patient's body includes a fluid circulation loop having a first end and a second end, a flow obstructer adapted for obstructing blood flow in a patient's blood vessel such that a body part or organ becomes circulatorily isolated... Agent: Schiff Hardin Patent Department

20090221953 - Composition comprising protein-liposome complex for iontophoresis: Provided is a composition for iontophoresis comprising a negatively-charged protein-liposome complex, in which the protein-liposome complex is formed of a negatively-charged protein and a cationic liposome. Such may provide a composition capable of efficiently delivering a protein having a large molecular weight intradermally and inducing an immune response effectively by... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20090221952 - Device for transdermal preparation: To provide an easily producible mass-production type transdermal drug device having a structure that a dissolution liquid and a drug can be mixed by simple operations. The device comprises an electrode holder (1) having an electrode layer (1b) formed on a substrate (1a), a drug-loaded member (2) provided on a... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090221954 - Iontophoresis device: An iontophoresis device (includes a working electrode assembly and a non-working electrode assembly, each having respective organism contact surfaces. A release liner may be peeled off when it is pulled in one direction along the contact surfaces. A base film may be coupled to a front surface of the release... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20090221951 - Iontophoresis device and electric power source for an iontophoresis device: An iontophoresis device includes a working electrode assembly and a non-working electrode assembly for administering a drug by iontophoresis and an electric power source connected to the working electrode assembly and the non-working electrode assembly. Current control circuitry programmably controls a current that flows to each of the electrode assemblies... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20090221955 - Ablative ultrasonic-cryogenic methods: An ablative apparatus and associated methods that can be used to treat atrial fibrillation and other cardiac arryhythmias by ablating cardiac tissue is disclosed. When the distal end of the apparatus reaches the tissue to be ablated, an ablation probe driven by a transducer is vibrated. Scratching the tissue with... Agent: Bacoustics, LLC

20090221956 - Multi-parameter monitoring device for use with central and intravenous administration of medication: The invention generally relates to a multi-parameter monitoring device for in-line use to monitor a therapeutic agent solution passing therethrough prior to being centrally administered in connection with treatment of a CNS-related condition or disorder, e.g., a neuro-psychiatric disorder. In another aspect, the invention relates to a multi-parameter monitoring device... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20090221957 - Ambulatory infusion devices and methods with blockage detection: Infusion devices with blockage detection capability and methods of monitoring infusion devices.... Agent: Henricks Slavin And Holmes, LLP Advanced Bionics Corporation

20090221958 - User interface for remote control catheterization: A remote control catheterization system comprising: a propelling device, which controllably inserts a flexible, elongate probe into the body of a patient; and a control unit, in communication with the propelling device, and comprising user controls which are operated by a user of the system remote from the patient to... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20090221959 - Elongated medical apparatus with inflatable tip: An elongated medical apparatus suitable for insertion into a bodily passageway of a patient for carrying out a medical procedure. The elongated apparatus includes an elongated tubular body having a proximal portion and a distal portion, wherein the distal portion terminates at a distal end. The tubular body has a... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/indy/cook Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090221960 - Balloon trocar advanced fixation: A trocar cannula assembly can have a retention mechanism for advanced fixation. The retention mechanism can include a first, or distal balloon, and a second or proximal balloon to retain the position of the trocar cannula assembly with respect to a body wall of a patient. An inlet can be... Agent: Applied Medical Resources Corporation

20090221961 - Vascular access: A device may include a hollow needle, a dilator mounted coaxially on the needle, and a sheath mounted coaxially on the dilator. The dilator may be slideably displaceable relative to the sheath.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090221962 - Controlled retraction syringe and plunger therefor: A retractable syringe (10) and plunger (20) therefore are provided, the syringe having a barrel (20), a retractable needle mount (40) to which is mounted or is mountable a needle (11), and a plunger (80), the plunger comprising an initially compressed spring (60), a means for engaging the retractable needle... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP - Patent Group

20090221963 - System and method to vent gas from a body cavity: One aspect of the invention is a method to vent gas from a body cavity during an endoscopic procedure. A body cavity is in fluid communication with an exhaust gas inlet of a vacuum break device. The vacuum break device has a chamber in fluid communication with both the inlet... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.

20090221964 - Peristaltic infusion pump with locking mechanism: A medical device includes an interface unit body, which is configured to hold a portion of a flexible infusion tube. A hinge insert is fixed to the interface unit body and is configured to engage a hinge receptacle, which defines a hinge axis, on an infusion pump. A catch insert... Agent: D. Kligler I.p. Services Ltd

20090221965 - Insertion sleeve for an insertion instrument: An insertion sleeve (1) of a medical insertion instrument, with which a catheter or balloon catheter (2) can be introduced from the outside into a blood vessel and can be moved through the blood vessel to a position to be treated and after treatment can be retracted back through the... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.

20090221966 - Single port device with multi-lumen cap: A surgical access apparatus includes an access member defining a longitudinal axis and having a longitudinal passageway for reception and passage of a surgical object and an access housing mountable to the access member. The access housing includes a diaphragm mounted thereto. The diaphragm is adapted for rotational movement about... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20090221967 - Intravascular device: A device (1), e.g. an intravascular device, for removing an element, e.g. vascular occluding element (33), from within a lumen, e.g. a vascular lumen of a patient is described, comprising a tubular catheter body (4) made of a flexible material, with a proximal end (3), which in use is located... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

20090221968 - Button cannula: Flexible button cannulas for arthroscopic surgery made from silicone, or a similar flexible material. Exemplary embodiments of the button cannula have large inner and outer flanges for improved stability when installed into the body. Exemplary embodiments of the button cannula include two fluid dams. A first dam is located within... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090221969 - Device and medical instrument for preventing excessive insertion of a rod-like member: A device for preventing excessive insertion of a rod-like member when the rod-like member is inserted into a gastrostomy catheter, and to a medical instrument provided with the same. The device comprises a reference position establishment part which can be installed at a base end opening side of the gastrostomy... Agent: Tyco Healthcare - Edward S. Jarmolowicz

20090221970 - Method and apparatus for securing a line to a patient: Apparatus for securing a line (112), comprising at least one sleeve (110) of variable length capable when lengthened of gripping the line and when shortened of sliding along the line, the device further comprising release means (214, 216) arranged to shorten the sleeve on application of a compressive force to... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.

20090221971 - Injection device: The application relates to a device for an intermittent or continuous administration of a therapeutical substance, such as insulin, comprising a base part to which an injection part and a delivery part (3,4) are fastened. The delivery part comprises a reservoir and a pump, and the injection part comprises base... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090221972 - Needle protection device with a blocked protective position: A needle protection device including a needle holder for operable coupling to an injection device and from which an injection needle projects, a blocking device which projects from the needle holder and is radially distanced from the injection needle, a needle protection element which can be moved into a first... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department

20090221973 - Administering apparatus with a resettable activating block: An administering apparatus for administering an injectable substance in doses is provided. The apparatus includes a casing with a reservoir for the substance, a conveying mechanism which acts to deliver a selected dose of the substance from the reservoir, a dosing and activating mechanism which performs a dosing movement and... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department

20090221974 - Implantable atraumatic medical site having a simplified design: An implantable device (1) for injecting and/or drawing fluid or an inflatable and/or deflatable compartment of a surgical implant, the device (1) comprising a hollow body (2) and a puncture wall (3) added to the hollow body (2) so that the hollow body (2) and puncture wall (3) delimits a... Agent: Bryan Cave Powell Goldstein

20090221975 - One way valve: A medical valve can be attached to the front of a needle containing syringe or other needle containing medical device and can be operated between an open and closed position with the needle extending through the valve. A backflow prevention mechanism can be provided. The valve can be used with... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090221976 - Venous access port assembly with push surfaces: A venous access port assembly (10) having a housing (12), a septum (14), a discharge stem (16) at a distal end thereof for connection to a catheter (50), and an interior chamber (18). The housing includes a pair of recesses (28) along both sides thereof between the distal end and... Agent: Fox Rothschild LLP Blue Bell

20090221977 - Apparatus with actives from tissue: An apparatus for cleansing wounds in which irrigant fluid containing one or more physiologically active components from a means for supplying physiologically active agents from cells of tissue to the wound, e.g. an irrigant reservoir connected to a container that contains a cell or tissue component, in turn connected to... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090221978 - Absorbent article with lotion comprising a polypropylene glycol material: An absorbent article, such as a catamenial device, comprises a liquid pervious topsheet, the topsheet having an inner surface oriented toward the interior of the absorbent article and an outer surface oriented toward the skin of the wearer when the absorbent article is being worn. The absorbent article includes a... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20090221979 - Topsheet for an absorbent article: A top sheet includes a sheet body having a flat liquid pervious base wall with first and second surfaces that are opposite to each other in a normal direction relative to the sheet body. The base wall has front and rear edges that are opposite to each other in a... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP Intellectual Property Department

20090221980 - Absorbent article having an olfactory wetness signal: Absorbent articles incorporating a wetness sensor for indicating the presence of a body fluid are disclosed. The wetness sensor includes an olfactory signaling device that produces a scent or odor when a body fluid is detected. For instance, in one embodiment, an odorous composition can be contained in a water... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.

20090221981 - Releasable nonwoven wrapper for an absorbent article: An absorbent article and wrapper, where the absorbent article has a topsheet, absorbent core and backsheet, and an adhesive layer is applied to the backsheet. The wrapper has an internal and external layer, where the internal layer is made from a nonwoven having low fluid permeability and is treated with... Agent: Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP

20090221983 - Thong style urinary pad garment: A women's reusable, decorative thong garment, with a pouch to hold interchangeable urinary pads structured to provide the wearer with a feeling of security that the pad will not be exposed or fallout.... Agent: Marcus G Theodore, PC

20090221982 - Elastic material coated in fibers, a diaper comprising said elastic material and a method for the production thereof: The composite material comprises an elastic film (F), made of polymer material, and a coating made of flocked fibers (13) on at least one face. The fibers are fixed to the film by a layer (C) of bonding material.... Agent: Mcglew & Tuttle, PC

20090221984 - Method and apparatus for providing therapeutically effective dosage formulations of lidocaine with and without epinephrine: An apparatus for providing therapeutically effective mixtures of buffered lidocaine (with and without epinephrine) while simultaneously increasing the shelf life, having a two-chambered medicine vial, in which one chamber isolates up to 20 ml of a lidocaine solution (1% with or without epinephrine) and the other chamber isolates up to... Agent: Mitchell A. Stein, Esq. Stein Law, P.C.

20090221985 - System for iontophoretic transdermal delivery of polymeric agents and methods of use thereof: A system for iontophoretic transdermal delivery of a non-peptidic polymeric cosmetic or therapeutic agent or of a polypeptide useful for delivery of high molecular weight cosmetic or therapeutic agents. Particularly, the present invention relates to a system that includes an iontophoresis device and a pharmaceutical composition of a non-peptidic polymeric... Agent: Winston & Strawn LLP Patent Department

20090221986 - Method and apparatus for a fluid delivery system with controlled fluid flow rate: The present invention includes systems and methods for medical fluid delivery. Such system may comprise a fluid flow path for communication between a fluid source and a patient. A flow valve is operatively associated with the path and movable between a first position, which allows fluid flow through the path,... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun (baxter)

20090221988 - Device and method for treatment of sinusitis: A method for treating a natural drainage passageway in a subject includes forming a cannulated artificial passageway into a subject's sinus cavity through the canine fossa region with a piercing member, the piercing member containing a hollow cannula thereon, the cannula comprising an elongate flexible member having a lumen passing... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP

20090221987 - Portable sinus and throat cleansing system and method: The present invention is generally directed to a system and method for cleansing mucus and in particular, removing mucus from the nasal cavity, mouth, and throat. The sinus and throat cleansing kit includes packets of dry saline, packets of dry salt, a spoon for mixing the dry saline and dry... Agent: Cislo & Thomas LLP

20090221989 - System and method for the prevention and treatment of bacterial and fungal infections including urinary tract infections (uti) using a hypohalous acid composition: Disclosed is a system that prevents the development of infection and biofilm establishment in medical devices in general, and in particular Urinary Tract Infections (UTI), including Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI). The system comprises of a medical device (such as a catheter) and an antimicrobial composition containing an antimicrobial compound.... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20090221991 - Multi-purpose surgical instrument with removable component: A combination aspiration/irrigation and illumination device using optical fibers circumferentially disposed around the aspiration conduit for transmitting illuminating light to a cavity to be aspirated. The aspiration conduit having a tip that is detachably affixed to and end of the aspiration conduit. The optical fibers terminated at a distance (d)... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC

20090221990 - System and method for collecting exudates: A reduced pressure treatment system includes a porous pad positioned at a tissue site and a canister having a collection chamber, an inlet, and an outlet. The inlet is fluidly connected to the porous pad. A reduced pressure source is fluidly connected to the outlet of the canister to such... Agent: Kinetic Concepts, Inc. C/o Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20090221992 - Fluid drainage catheter having an external flow path: A fluid drainage catheter comprises a catheter tube having a proximal and a distal end and a cylindrical wall with a lumen extending generally from the proximal to the distal end to permit the passage of fluid therethrough. The catheter tube is formed such that the proximal end has a... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP (hollister)

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