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Surgery October categorized by USPTO classification 10/09

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10/30/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. categorized by USPTO classification
10/23/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. categorized by USPTO classification
10/15/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. categorized by USPTO classification

20090255531 - Portable system for assisting body movement: The present invention provides a differential pressure body suit with external support against body suit migration. In its preferred embodiment, such body suit may comprise a close-fitting, multi-layered suit sealed against a mammal's skin to contain the differential pressure, or a looser-fitting suit that bends at the mammal's joints with... Agent: Glen E. Schumann C/o Moss & Barnett

20090255532 - Adapters for use with an anesthetic vaporizer: Adapters are provided for establishing fluid communication between an anesthetic agent container and an anesthetic vaporizer having a fluid port. The adapter may be mountable on the vaporizer to cooperate with the spout of an anesthetic agent container or may be mountable on an anesthetic agent container to cooperate with... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun (baxter)

20090255533 - Systems, methods and apparatus for respiratory support of a patient: Spontaneous respiration is detected by sensors. An additional amount of oxygen is administered to the lungs via a jet gas current at the end of an inhalation procedure. Breathing volume, absorption of oxygen during inhalation, and clearance of carbon dioxide during exhalation are improved. If required, the exhalation procedure of... Agent: Patton Boggs LLP

20090255534 - Sealed vaporization cartridge and vaporization systems for using: A vaporization system for an inhalable substance includes a sealed cartridge. The sealed cartridge contains the chemical solution to be vaporized, a heating element which vaporizes the solution, and a wicking material for retaining the solution and bringing it into contact with the heating element through capillary action. The sealed... Agent: Etherton Law Group, LLC

20090255535 - Droplet collection devices and methods to detect and control airborne communicable diseases utilizing rfid: A filtering face mask that comprises: (a) a mask body; and (b) at least one diagnostic device for identifying whether the wearer of the mask is infected with a contagious disease.... Agent: Hayes Soloway P.C.

20090255536 - Biofilm-inhibiting catheters and tubings: Antimicrobial and biofilm-inhibiting nitric oxide-releasing medical appliances for installation into a patient, and processes for producing the medical appliances. The medical appliances are configured for conveying materials into and out of the patient's body and may comprise tubings or pouching systems. The medical appliances comprise a gas-permeable cured resin material... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.

20090255537 - Disease indications for selective endobronchial lung region isolation: Disclosed are various disease indications and treatment methods that benefit from selective lung region isolation. A lung region is bronchially isolated by regulating the flow of fluid to and from the lung region, such as by implanting one or more bronchial isolation devices into one or more bronchial passageways that... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090255538 - Monolithic endotracheal tube holder: This invention pertains generally to a device for retaining a medically relevant tube into a proper registration for application of medical treatment to a patient, and more particularly to a flexible holder for positioning of an endotracheal tube wherein said holder has integrated therein circumferential guard projections for maintaining optimal... Agent: James Lee Vortran Medical Technology 1, Inc.

20090255539 - Insert containing a scrotal catch and a non-flexible cup: An insert containing a scrotal catch and a non-flexible cup, wherein the scrotal catch is configured to support, protect or cover at least a portion of a male's scrotum and the non-flexible cup is configured to support protect or cover at least a portion of a male's genitalia is provided.... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

20090255540 - Method and apparatus for warming medical solutions in a thermal treatment system employing a removable basin: A drape device is provided for use with a thermal treatment system, where the thermal treatment system includes a receptacle dimensioned to receive a basin, a heater to heat items placed within the receptacle and a limit switch that is operable to identify when the basin or other item is... Agent: Edell, Shapiro & Finnan, LLC

20090255541 - Sterile radiological drape: A collapsible sterile drape designed to encase the non-sterile portion of a radiological unit is provided. The sterile radiological drape is designed to expand to encompass the radiological unit as it rotates into and is move through the sterile field for imaging during surgery, and then to collapse to protect... Agent: Kauth , Pomeroy , Peck & Bailey ,llp

20090255542 - Mask nose clip and a respiratory mask: A nose clip 10 is a resinous strip-shaped member having the flexibility that permits easy deformation and the shape-retaining capability that permits the shape after deformation to be retained. The nose clip 10 includes a strip-shaped clip body 12 having a major surface 12a, a back surface 12b opposite to... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20090255544 - Devices and methods for the endolumenal treatment of obesity: Devices and methods for forming and securing tissue folds and elongated invaginations in stomach tissue are used as a treatment for obesity. In a first embodiment, a plurality of tissue folds is formed in the fundus region of the stomach. In a second embodiment, one or more elongated invaginations is... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20090255543 - Method of chiropractic treatment: A method of chiropractic treatment in which a patient's head and legs are moved along predetermined paths each having plural transit points on a circle having its center along the axis of the patient's spine. Each transit point has a counterpart transit point located at a position symmetric with the... Agent: Merek, Blackmon & Voorhees, LLC

10/08/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. categorized by USPTO classification

20090250054 - Anaesthesia apparatus and method for operating an anaesthesia apparatus: An anaesthesia apparatus has a control unit that controls a gas flow of a flushing gas through at least part of the anaesthesia apparatus so as to flush anaesthetic agent from the apparatus when the apparatus is not connected to a patient. In this way the remaining anaesthetic agent can... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20090250055 - Device for respirating patients: A device is provided for increasing humidity for respirating patients, especially for a respiration humidifier or an anesthesia reflector. The device includes a gas channel for passing through breathing air, a control and/or regulating device, a temperature sensor and a dew sensor for measuring the humidity present in the breathing... Agent: Mcglew & Tuttle, PC

20090250056 - Dry powder inhalation device for the simultaneous administration of more than one medicament: The present invention relates to a dry powder inhalation device which is suitable for the simultaneous administration of a combination of pharmaceutical ingredients, wherein each pharmaceutical ingredient is packed in a separate blister of the same single dose blister strip. The medicaments that form the combination come into contact just... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20090250058 - Inhalation system and delivery device for the administration of a drug in the form of dry powder: The administration of at least one drug in the form of dry powder by inhalation through an air flow path may be accomplished by an inhalation system including a delivery device having a mouthpiece through which the powder is inhaled. The inhalation system includes a dose cassette defining at least... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090250057 - Medicaments magazine for an inhaler, and a multi-dose powder inhaler: The invention is a medicament magazine having at least one medicament chamber for use in a powder inhaler, wherein the magazine is formed from two foil strips applied to one another and the at least one medicament chamber is formed between the foil strips. The medicament chambers have an internal... Agent: Michael P. Morris Boehringer Ingelheim Usa Corporation

20090250059 - Flow sensor: A bi-directional flow sensor is adapted for reducing pneumatic noise during pressure sensing with a flow passing through the flow sensor. The flow sensor comprises a hollow, tubular member having a throat section disposed between a ventilator end and a patient end. A flow restrictor is disposed in the throat... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP

20090250060 - Disposable mask assembly with exhaust filter and valve disc and method of assembling same: A face mask assembly and method of assembling a face mask is provided for a patient that includes a face piece sized to fit over the patient's nose and mouth. The face mask assembly forms a mask chamber between the face piece and the patient's nose and mouth. An inhalation... Agent: Roylance, Abrams, Berdo & Goodman, L.L.P.

20090250061 - Resuscitation face mask: An inflatable resuscitation mask for use in hospitals or healthcare clinics for medical purposes including use in anesthesia of a patient. The mask includes several features such as an inflatable/deflatable balloon that allow a perfect seal between the mask and the patient's face in order to prevent gas leakage during... Agent: Klein, O''neill & Singh

20090250062 - Pressure activated device and breathing system: A pressure activated device for controlling the supply of a gas and a breathing system for underwater use incorporating the device are provided. The device comprises an input port (64) for connection to a pressurised gas supply, an output port (66), a chamber (62) and a pressure monitoring port (66).... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (general) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090250063 - Hyperbaric/hypoxic chamber system: A portable chamber for hyperbaric/hypoxic treatment comprises a tubular body sized so as to accommodate an occupant. The tubular body is made of a non-rigid material. End frames are secured to opposed ends of the tubular body to close off the tubular body. One end frame has a door displaceable... Agent: Ogilvy Renault LLP

20090250064 - Child friendly anesthesia mask attachment and method of use: Children are often frightened by the bizarre appearance of standard anesthesia masks. A child friendly anesthesia mask attachment is disclosed, which covers some of portions of the standard anesthesia mask with child friendly objects. The child can then be encouraged to play with the mask and become familiar with placing... Agent: Frascogna Courtney, PLLC

20090250065 - Headgear and its manufacturing method: A headgear suitable for wearing a respiratory mask system wearing on the head of a user is provided, wherein it can be easily manufactured, the leakage of the positive pressure gas when pressurized is reduced, and a good wearing feel is achieved. The headgear is adapted to secure a respiratory... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090250066 - Nasal interface device: A nasal interface device and a method of use are disclosed. The device includes a facial adaptor configured to be secured to the nose of a user and having two nostril pads having open channels configured to be inserted into nostrils of the user and a piercing/swivel adaptor configured to... Agent: Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo

20090250067 - Nostril inserts: An odor preventing nasal insert and method of insertion into a nasal cavity to prevent odors from reaching the olfactory region by directing them to bypass the olfactory region, thereby decreasing impulse eating and flattening the eating experience. The nasal insert comprises a body having an inner surface which defines... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.

20090250068 - Method of obtaining male contraception: There is provided a method for controlling a flow of fluid in the vas deferens in order to obtain a controlled male contraception. The method comprises gently constricting (i.e., without substantially hampering the blood circulation in the tissue wall) at least one portion of the tissue wall to influence the... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090250069 - Migraine headache relief pillow: A pillow that provides relief from migraine headaches and is comfortable enough to allow for sleep. Within the structure of a soft pillow, is a spherical, hemispherical or conical shaped nodule, which is harder than the surrounding pillow. While the pillow provides support for the head to facilitate sleeping, the... Agent: Steven J. Frey

20090250070 - Apparatus and method for influencing the sleep of a person, operating unit and computer program product: The invention develops an apparatus and a method for influencing the sleep of a person. The apparatus comprises a sensor device for detecting a current rotational position of the body of the person about the longitudinal axis of the body, an actuator device for supplying a predeterminable stimulus pattern to... Agent: Maginot, Moore & Beck Chase Tower

20090250071 - Suction therapy apparatus and method: A suction device includes a membrane-covered walled enclosure from which pressure can be reduced therein, including through desired fluid removal from the enclosure, below ambient external air pressure to apply suction therapy to treat medical conditions, including sleep breathing disorders.... Agent: Hunton & Williams LLP Intellectual Property Department

20090250072 - Magnetic earplug: An earplug includes a body, a post and a magnet. The body is made of a pliable material and includes a proximal end and a distal end. The proximal end is shaped to be positioned proximal to the user's middle ear and a distal end is shaped to be exposed... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.

20090250073 - Patient arm pad with adjustment: A patient arm support comprises a first elongate resilient segment extending along an axis having a top and a bottom surface. The bottom surface is configured to rest upon a substantially planar surface and the top surface is configured to support an upper portion of the patient's arm. A second... Agent: Swanson & Bratschun, L.L.C.

20090250074 - Nipple covering system: One aspect of the present invention relates to a covering member for a protruding portion of a patient's body. This cover is flexible and collapsible so that it conforms to the shape of the encased portion of the body. This prevents the cover from being noticed while it is worn... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

10/01/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. categorized by USPTO classification

20090241945 - Device for delivering a respiratory gas: A device is described for making available a respiratory gas (mixture) to a patient, comprising means for making available one or more gases and means for delivering the respiratory gas (mixture) to the patient, their being assigned a respiratory air line that is connected to the surrounding area and in... Agent: Millen, White, Zelano & Branigan, P.C.

20090241946 - Device for detecting the improper adjustment of a ventilatory support machine used on a mammal: A device for detecting the improper adjustment of a ventilatory support machine used on a mammal. The device (12) includes measuring elements (40) for taking a measurement, as a function of time, of a neurophysiological signal involved in the respiratory process of the mammal for at least two successive breathing... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090241947 - Apparatus for controlled and automatic medical gas dispensing: Apparatus for supplying in a controlled and automatic way boli of nitric oxide (NO) to patients ‘(50)’ affected by respiratory diseases. The apparatus comprises a reservoir (20) connected an electro-valve (21) for adjusting the flow. The electro-valve (21) is switched on/off by a microprocessor (40) in order to supply the... Agent: Dennison, Schultz & Macdonald

20090241948 - Humidification in breathing circuits: A method for humidifying gas in a ventilator circuit 100, 101, 102, 105, 106 comprises aerosolising a humidifying agent such as water or saline using an aerosol generator 2 and delivering the aerosolised humidifying agent to the inspiration line 101 of the ventilator circuit coupled to the respiratory system of... Agent: Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP

20090241949 - Dry powder inhalation system: Dry powder inhaler systems for pulmonary delivery of pharmaceuticals are disclosed. The dry powder inhalation systems comprise a dry powder inhalation device or inhaler and a cartridge containing a pharmaceutical formulation comprising an active ingredient for delivery to the pulmonary circulation. The present devices provide rugged devices which are reusable,... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20090241950 - Method of treating diabetes mellitus in a patient: The need for the delivery of insulin by injection can be reduced or eliminated by delivering an aerosolized monomeric insulin formulation. Repeatability of dosing and more particularly the repeatability of the blood concentration versus time profile is improved relative to regular insulin. The blood concentration versus time profile is substantially... Agent: Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

20090241951 - Leak-compensated pressure triggering in medical ventilators: This disclosure describes systems and methods for compensating for inelastic and elastic leaks in a ventilation system. The disclosure describes a model-based enhancement to conventional pressure triggering methodology that optimizes the timing and patient work of pressure triggering performance. The methods and systems described herein compensate for the additional effort... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20090241952 - Systems and methods for compensating for pressure drop in a breathing assistance system: A breathing assistance system configured to determine pressure drop may include a gas delivery system configured to deliver gas toward a patient, one or more sensors configured to measure one or more parameters of gas delivered by the gas delivery system, a calibration module, and a pressure drop calculation module.... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20090241953 - Ventilator with piston-cylinder and buffer volume: A mechanical ventilator is provided with a piston-cylinder for performing an air displacement function and a buffer volume and associated output valve for providing an air metering function. The piston-cylinder may comprise a reciprocating arrangement, in which compressed air is supplied to the buffer volume with each stroke of the... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20090241957 - Breathing assistance systems with lung recruitment maneuvers: The disclosure provides a method for controlling the delivery of a breathing gas to a patient including automatic lung recruitment maneuvers. The method may include regulating the FiO2 and the PEEP of the breathing gas delivered to the patient, determining a blood oxygenation level of the patient, automatically adjusting the... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20090241954 - Controlling the operation of a respiratory gas monitor: The invention concerns a method for controlling a respiratory gas monitor device, which typically comprises at least one respiratory gas analyzer, a gas sampling line, a gas pump for sucking sample(s) of respiratory gas from said gas sampling line, a power supply and a processing unit, and a pressure sensor... Agent: General Electric Company Ge Global Patent Operation

20090241955 - Leak-compensated flow triggering and cycling in medical ventilators: This disclosure describes systems and methods for compensating for inelastic and elastic leaks in a ventilation system. The disclosure describes a model-based enhancement to conventional flow triggering and cycling methodologies that improves the timing and patient work of flow-based triggering and cycling performance. The methods and systems described herein compensate... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20090241956 - Method for controlling delivery of breathing gas to a patient using multiple ventilation parameters: The disclosure provides a method for controlling the delivery of a breathing gas to a patient. The method may include regulating the fractional inspired oxygen (FiO2) of the breathing gas delivered to the patient, determining a blood oxygenation level of the patient, determining a ventilation parameter, and automatically adjusting the... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20090241958 - Method for selecting target settings in a medical device: The disclosure provides a method for controlling the delivery of a breathing gas to a patient. The method may include regulating the delivery of the breathing gas delivered to the patient, determining a value for a first ventilation parameter, comparing the determined value of the first ventilation parameter to a... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20090241959 - Manual ventliation or resuscitation device: A manual ventilation or resuscitation device is provided. The body of the device has rigid panels that encompass a sealed volume and are movable with respect to each other. The body has a displacement in a direction of a hand displacement and at least one other direction. A size adjuster... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090241960 - Dual high and low pressure breathing system: A breathing system allows a single valve and corresponding control system to utilize either high or low pressure gas input and control the delivery of gas to a patient in a manner independent of the gas pressure level. Some such systems include a blower that provides gas with low pressure,... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090241961 - Breathing assistance apparatus: Headgear for use with a respiratory mask is described. The headgear includes a continuous and substantially curved elongate member extending in use below a user's nose and at least two headgear straps capable of attachment to the ends of the elongate member. A mask attachment on the elongate member is... Agent: Trexler, Bushnell, Giangiorgi, Blackstone & Marr, Ltd.

20090241962 - Ventilator leak compensation: A ventilator including a pneumatic system for providing and receiving breathing gas, and a controller operatively coupled with the pneumatic system. The controller is operable to control circulation by the pneumatic system of breathing gas to and from a patient, and to adjust at least one of a volume and... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal

20090241963 - Fluid-flow connectors and arragements: A suction arrangement includes a suction source (1) with a single inlet (13) and a connector (5) of caltrop shape with four interconnected ribbed ports 50 to 53, one of which (50) is connected to the suction inlet. The other three ports (51 to 53) are connected with tubing interconnections... Agent: Louis Woo Law Office Of Louis Woo

20090241964 - Methods and devices for passive residual lung volume reduction and functional lung volume expansion: The volume of a hyperinflated lung compartment is reduced by sealing a distal end of the catheter in an airway feeding the lung compartment. Air passes out of the lung compartment through a passage in the catheter while the patient exhales. A one-way flow element associated with the catheter prevents... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090241965 - Nasal devices with noise-reduction and methods of use: Described herein are nose-reduced nasal devices configured to reduce or eliminate the unwanted noises associated with use of a nasal device. These noise-reduced nasal devices include a flap-valve airflow resistor and a noise-reduction feature that is a noise-reduction element, a noise-reduction flap valve, or both. The noise-reduction feature typically prevents... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP

20090241966 - Condom packaging for singular direction of removal of contents: A condom package for a singular direction or removal of the contents thereof to assure its proper application onto a user. The package includes a container having a configuration with an essentially flat top side and a bottom side, the top side and the bottom side each having an external... Agent: Allen F. Bennett Santucci, Priore & Long, LLP

20090241967 - Mandibular and neck support and positioning device: A mandibular and neck support and positioning device intended to keep the airways unobstructed, facilitating breathing in patients with trauma or under anesthesia, on sedatives or in deep relaxation, where the device has a base support for at least the patient's neck, the base support has at least two pusher... Agent: Lott & Friedland, P.A.

20090241968 - Athletic protection device: An athletic protector, such as an athletic cup, with regions formed of the same compositional material, which is more rigid in one such region than in another such region.... Agent: Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP Intellectual Property Department

20090241969 - Integrated oral appliance for sleep-disordered breathing: A custom, sized and fitted, integrated oral appliance is provided to treat breathing obstruction and restriction in the upper airway during sleep. Several novel features are integrated in a single device, which includes mandible repositioning to open the airway, and tongue restraint to prevent airway blockage. This device is comprised... Agent: Hunton & Williams LLP Intellectual Property Department

20090241970 - Drape for clean operation: A drape for clean operation is a flexible bag-shaped structure for maintaining a substantially closed operating space around an operation site. The bag-shaped structure comprises a bottom wall 1 and a transparent top wall 2 and has a closed proximal end 100a and a closed distal end 100b. The bottom... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090241971 - Oral appliance for maintaining stability of one or more aspects of a user's masticatory system: According to one embodiment, an oral appliance for maintaining stability of one or more aspects of a user's masticatory system includes a first arch adapted to receive at least some of the user's teeth and a second arch adapted to receive at least some of the user's teeth. The first... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.

20090241972 - Enhanced implantable loop antenna system and method: As described herein vascular anchoring systems are used to position an implant in a vascular area such as a bifurcated vasculature with relatively high fluid flow, for instance, in an area of a pulmonary artery with associated left and right pulmonary arteries. Implementations include an anchoring trunk member having a... Agent: Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP/seattle

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