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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

20090259160 - System and composition for dendritic cell therapy using pharmacologically active microcarriers: Monocytes and dendritic cells are grafted to the surface of microparticles for use as a therapeutic device for stimulating a post-injection immune response in vivo. Various embodiments include an injectable composition, an apparatus for grafting cells to the surface of polymer microspheres, and methods of facilitating activation and delivery of... Agent: Coastal Patent, LLC

20090259161 - Cardiotomy reservoir with blood inflow and outflow connectors located for optimizing operation: A cardiotomy reservoir, comprising an outer wall provided, at the lid, with connectors for the inflow of blood to be filtered and, at the bottom, with a connector for the outflow of the filtered blood, a filtering mass being provided which divides the space delimited by the outer wall into... Agent: Modiano & Associati

20090259162 - System and method for plasma reduced platelet collection: A method and apparatus for collecting plasma reduced platelets potentially suspended in a synthetic solution from a donor. Whole blood is drawn from the donor and introduced into a separation chamber. Platelets are extracted from the separation chamber into a container, using, for example, surge (with anticoagulated plasma or a... Agent: Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP

20090259163 - Three-line apheresis system and method: A blood processing system for collecting and exchanging blood components includes a venous-access device for drawing whole blood from a subject and returning blood components to the subject. The system may also include three lines connecting the venous access device to a blood component separation device and an anticoagulant source.... Agent: Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP

20090259164 - System and method for optimized apheresis draw and return: A blood processing device for collecting and exchanging blood components includes a venous-access device for drawing whole blood from a subject and returning unused blood components to the subject. The system may also include a blood component separation device that separates the drawn whole blood into a first blood component... Agent: Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP

20090259165 - Tampon having an auxiliary patch: A tampon having an auxiliary patch. The tampon can include a compressed absorbent member having an insertion end, a withdrawal end, a longitudinal axis, and a body disposed between the insertion end and the withdrawal end. The compressed absorbent member can have an exterior surface. In addition, the tampon can... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20090259166 - Systems and methods for transdermal photo-polymerization: Systems and methods of polymerizing compositions with a light source may be provided. A device may include a handheld light source, which may include an LED, which may provide light at limited wavelengths to polymerize a composition. The device may be used to photo-polymerize dermal fillers transdermally via ex vivo... Agent: Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati

20090259167 - Methods and compositions for dose-dependent photodynamic therapy of disorders: The invention provides methods and compositions for treating a tissue disorder in a subject by parenterally administering a solution of aminolevulinic acid (ALA) or a derivative thereof that is not greater than 1.0 percent by weight into a local subcutaneous or dermal region of the subject; and administering high fluence... Agent: Ewards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090259168 - Bandage: Sticky bandage (SB) for a topical treatment providing for massaging while applying cosmetic agents or drugs to a skin of a user is provided. The SB consists of a vibrating member and a layered SB base. The SB is electrically powered either by an internal battery or from an external... Agent: Avia Kafri

20090259169 - Triple modality wound treatment device: A limb wound treatment device is described having a first end, a second end and an interior therebetween for accommodating a treatment gas. The device can include a flexible housing that can be inflated or a rigid housing. The first end can include an inflatable cuff seal for hermetically sealing... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20090259170 - Gas sterilizable two-part polymer delivery system: A gas sterilizable delivery system for a two-part polymer system is provided. The delivery system includes at least two syringe barrels, each barrel being sealed with a gas permeable plunger seal allowing permeation of a sterilant gas to permeate through the plunger seal allowing the entire assembly to be gas... Agent: Fulwider Patton LLP

20090259171 - Transdermal oxygen-delivery apparatus and method: An apparatus and method for facilitating transdermal oxygen delivery is disclosed in one embodiment of the invention as including a supply source coupled to a delivery device. The supply source may provide a supply of oxygen that may be delivered transdermally through the skin of a patient via the delivery... Agent: Ceramatec, Inc.

20090259173 - Cold gas spray for stopping nosebleeds: A method and apparatus to treat nosebleeds includes the steps of producing cold air using the input of air into a cooling apparatus and administering the cold air to the inside of the nose. The apparatus includes a cooling device with no moving parts. The cooling device can be a... Agent: The Law Office Of Randall T. Erickson, P.C.

20090259172 - Over tube: An over tube comprises an over tube body that has an inner diameter fitting over the outer diameter of an insertion part, and is flexible and expandable in the direction of the outer diameter, a gas supply port provided on the base end side of the over tube body, an... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20090259174 - Methods and devices for treating vulnerable atherosclerotic plaque: Methods and catheter devices/systems for removing some or all of the lipid core material from vulnerable plaque and/or for introducing one or more therapeutic substance into vulnerable plaque. The vulnerable plaque may be entered by a penetrator that is advanced into the vulnerable plaque from a catheter device that incorporates... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department

20090259175 - Outdwelling slit valves and assemblies for medical liquid flow through a cannula and related methods: Novel outdwelling normally closed bulbous medical bidirectional slit valves and outdwelling slit valve assemblies for influent and effluent fluid flow into and from a medical patient are disclosed, as well as related methods.... Agent: Lynn G. Foster Suite C3

20090259176 - Transdermal patch system: A transdermal patch system configured as a patch or pump assembly may be placed into contact upon a skin surface to transport drugs or agents transdermally via any number of different mechanisms such as microporous membranes, microneedles, in-dwelling catheters, etc. The assembly may enclose or accommodate a reservoir configured as... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20090259177 - Resorbable hollow devices for implantation and delivery of therapeutic agents: A method of manufacturing a resorbable balloon designed to contain bone cement for vertebroplasty or kyphoplasty applications is described. The resorbable balloon can be inserted into a vertebral body following vertebral cavitation and filled with bone cement. The balloon remains in place in the vertebral body and resorbs over time.... Agent: Kenton R. Mullins Stout, Uxa, Buyan & Mullins, LLP

20090259179 - Injection aid and stability disk for syringe or insulin pen: An injection aid for a syringe includes a disk with a central orifice and a flange. The flange is located on the top of the disk, and surrounds the central orifice. The outlet end or needle hub of a syringe or insulin pen fits in the flange, with the syringe... Agent: Mccormick, Paulding & Huber LLP

20090259178 - Needle safety module comprising a locking mechanism and a user identification: A needle safety module for being connected to an injection device for administering a liquid product to a patient, the module including a housing, a needle connected to the housing, and a needle protective sleeve having one end which can be placed on an injection point of the patient and... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department

20090259180 - Injection method using injector with length-adjustable needle and injection apparatus using the same: An injection method using a length-adjustable needle is disclosed, which comprises an adjusting step in which an exposed needle length of a length-adjustable needle of an injector corresponding to a skin tissue of a patient is adjusted; an insertion step in which an injector is positioned on a skin tissue... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20090259181 - Injection device with tensioning spring and tensioning element: An injection device including a receiving device movable in an insertion movement relative to the injection device, a tensioning element, e.g. a spring, which bears on a part of the injection device, and a coupling element for coupling the receiving device to the spring such that, during an insertion movement... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department

20090259182 - wearable low profile infusion device: A low profile wearable infusion device comprises a generally cylindrical reservoir having a diameter greater than its height and a drive that causes a piston to move an incremental distance within the reservoir to cause the device to dispense a dose of medicament.... Agent: Graybeal Jackson LLP

20090259183 - Reservoir barrier layer systems and methods: A reservoir and a plunger head contained within may be configured to move relative to each other in response to at least one of the reservoir being detached from a base, the base and/or the reservoir being removed from a packaging, and the base and/or the reservoir being moved relative... Agent: Foley & Lardner

20090259184 - Telescoping cannula: An apparatus may serve as a surgical portal for the reception of surgical instruments for use in laparoscopic or similar surgery. The apparatus may include inner and outer tubular elongate members adapted for a longitudinal translation relative to one another to effect a length adjustment of the apparatus. An interface... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20090259185 - Self-conforming surgical seal: 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, a seal member mounted to the access member and having inner seal portions defining an aperture to removably receive the surgical object in substantial fluid-tight... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20090259186 - Access assembly with multi-flapper design: An apparatus for the reception of an instrument inserted through a surgical portal apparatus includes a valve mount, a major opening through the valve mount, a primary valve for selectively sealing the major opening, a minor opening through the primary valve, and a secondary valve for selectively sealing the minor... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20090259188 - Dialysis catheter anchoring system: An anchoring system for securing a dialysis catheter to a patient comprises an anchor pad and a retainer. The anchor pad is attached to the skin of the patient by an adhesive layer on one side of the pad. The retainer is disposed upon the surface of the anchor pad... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090259187 - Portkatheter: A port catheter for introducing a fluid into a hollow organ of a human or animal body includes a port unit implantable into the human or animal body, which port unit includes an interior chamber, to which the fluid to be introduced into the hollow organ of the human or... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20090259189 - Catheter assembly including foldable internal bolster: A catheter assembly including a foldable internal bolster. According to one embodiment, the catheter assembly includes a catheter, a first flexible filament and a second flexible filament. The catheter includes a tubular body and a pair of flexible legs. The tubular body is a generally cylindrical member shaped to include... Agent: Kriegsman & Kriegsman

20090259191 - Implantable injection port: A surgical fastening system for implantable devices is disclosed. The implantable device may contain a plurality of fasteners in pre-deployment position, may have a housing fitted over or around fit which contains a plurality of fasteners in pre-deployment position, or may be a part of a two-part system into which... Agent: Allergan, Inc.

20090259190 - Implantable injection port and protective cap: A surgical fastening system for implantable devices is disclosed. The implantable device may contain a plurality of fasteners in pre-deployment position, may have a housing fitted over or around fit which contains a plurality of fasteners in pre-deployment position, or may be a part of a two-part system into which... Agent: Allergan, Inc.

20090259192 - Article or component of a medical and technical nature for affixing a medical article or part thereof to skin, provided with a releasable protection layer: An article (1) of a medical and technical nature intended to be affixed to skin, or a component for affixing a medical article or part thereof to skin, which article or component comprises a layer of carrier material (2) that has a layer (3) of a soft skin-friendly adhesive on... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090259193 - Disposable syringe after one time usage: A disposable syringe after one time usage includes an outer tube having an inner teeth set formed on the inner wall of the outer tube and an inner tube having an outer teeth set formed on the outer wall of the inner tube and a safety guide. The inner teeth... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20090259194 - Keyed safety cap and receptacle for two piece injection device: A keyed safety system for an injection device that has a safety cap and a receptacle. The safety cap has a generally hollow body for receiving the needle end of an injection device. An orientation mechanism is disposed on the outer surface of the safety cap, a retention mechanism is... Agent: Alcon

20090259195 - Prepacked automatic retractable safety syringe: This invention of a prepacked automatic retractable safety syringe comprises a needle hub with a needle tube and a rubber washer, a cap, a barrel, a spring, a vial, and a retractable plunger. To prevent or reduce injuries of needle stab and protect medical staffs, a forward action of the... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090259196 - Needle protection device with a blocked protection position: A needle protection device for use with an injection device, the needle protection device including a moveable needle protection element which moves through a release course of movement into a locking engagement position as a result of an elastic force, the locking engagement position being achieved when the needle protection... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department

20090259197 - Medical delivery system with flexible blocking element: A medical delivery system (200) having a container (202) and a dosing assembly (204), where the container is fastenable to the dosing assembly by a movement comprising a translatory movement followed by a rotational movement. One of the container and the dosing assembly comprises one or more blocking elements (207)... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department

20090259198 - Reservoir plunger head systems and methods: A casing may be configured to envelop at least a portion of a plunger arm attached to a plunger head located in a reservoir. A plunger head moveable in a reservoir may have a front portion comprising a first material compatible with fluidic media in an interior volume of the... Agent: Foley & Lardner

20090259199 - Contrast media diffusion system: A contrast media delivery system having a flow regulator assembly that allows a practitioner to regulate the passage of contrast media into a burette while minimizing turbulence and the formation of microbubbles in the contrast media. The flow regulator assembly can be actuated by twisting a rotatable cap. When the... Agent: Merit Medical Systems, Inc. C/o Stoel Rives, LLP

20090259200 - Quick release hemostasis valve: A hemostasis valve apparatus having a quick release apparatus that allows for the exchange of guidewires and other medical instruments into a patient's vasculature while controlling the flow of blood during the exchange. The quick release capability allows tools and instruments to be introduced and removed from the patient's body... Agent: Merit Medical Systems, Inc. C/o Stoel Rives, LLP

20090259201 - Flash activated passive shielding needle assembly: A safety needle device includes a housing including a passageway with a needle cannula extending therefrom. A shielding member is movable between a first position in which a puncture tip of the needle cannula is exposed therefrom and a second position in which the puncture tip of the needle cannula... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20090259202 - Catheters with lubricious linings and methods for making and using them: Apparatus and methods are provided for substantially continuously forming thin-walled sleeves that may be incorporated into tubular devices sized for introduction into a patient. In one embodiment, a pair of sheets including coated surfaces oriented towards one another are directed through a cutting apparatus to cut the sheets into multiple... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP

20090259203 - Closed incision negative pressure wound therapy device and methods of use: A surgical tissue therapy device includes a sealant layer and a collection chamber. The sealant layer functions so as to create a sealed enclosure or space between it and the surface of a patient by forming, preferably, an airtight seal around a surgical area of skin trauma. The closed incision... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20090259204 - method and device for applying eye drops: An eye dropper with spring loaded soft tipped arms that hold open the eyelid to facilitate applying fluid eye medication drops to the eye. Eye dropper has attachment device for a bottle of liquid with a means of controllably dropping liquids into the open eye. Adjustable protrusions set maximum opening... Agent: Uzi Ezra Havosha & Partners

20090259205 - Urine sample collection device: A urine sample collection device comprising a urine receptor having an outlet aperture, a generally elongate tubular member extending from said receptor outlet aperture to an open end, the tubular member having an opening (21) formed in the side thereof, a coupling means (5′) for releasably mounting a urine collection... Agent: Laubscher & Laubscher, P.C.

20090259206 - Catheterization device for a urine bag: An catheterization device for a urine bag comprises a urine bag coupled with a sleeve unit, wherein the urine bag includes a conduit connected on the top end thereof and a tubular member connected on the lower end thereof and having a control valve mounted thereon, and the sleeve unit... Agent: Kamrath & Associates P.A.

20090259207 - Interlabial pad: The present invention relates to an interlabial pad that is worn by female wearers, placed in intimate contact and supported between the labia, which provides an interlabial pad that causes no discomfort to the female wearer in the body motions of the wearer. The interlabial pad of the present invention... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20090259208 - Hydroentangled nonwoven fabric, method of making it and absorbent article containing the fabric: A nonwoven fabric comprising at least 50% by weight microfibers having a fineness of 1.0 dtex or less and a length of at least 30 mm and having been combined by hydroentangling. The fabric is apertured by said hydroentangling, and has been carded before hydroentangling. The fabric may be used... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)

20090259209 - Reservoir seal retainer systems and methods: At least one tab may extend through at least one opening in a retaining member configured to cover at least a portion of a head of a reservoir body and a portion of a septum supported by the head of the reservoir body. A retaining member may be configured to... Agent: Foley & Lardner

20090259211 - Fluid feeder, balloon catheter and fluid feeder supporting device:

20090259210 - Method, apparatus and kits for forming structural members within the cardiac venous system: Material may be implanted or injected into cardiac veins as discrete masses for treating various cardiac conditions. A catheter suitable for delivering occluding agent into the cardiac venous system the heart includes a distal end that is positionable within a cardiac vein at a location where an occlusion is to... Agent: Cyr & Associates, P.A.

20090259212 - Apparatus and method for controlled depth of injection into myocardial tissue: An injector apparatus and associated methods for safely and repeatedly delivering an injectate at a predefined depth into the myocardium of the heart may be catheter-based or implemented in a handheld unit for use in open chest procedures. The injector includes a body, a stabilizer secured to a distal end... Agent: Cyr & Associates, P.A.

20090259213 - Injection tube for jet injection device: A non-metal, polymeric tubular device for delivering a therapeutic fluid to a treatment site within a patient. The non-metal, polymeric tubular device can be fabricated using suitable high strength polymers and in some versions can be reinforced through the inclusion of reinforcement materials or braiding. The non-metal, polymeric tubular device... Agent: Ams Research Corporation

20090259214 - Agent delivery device: The present disclosure relates to agent delivery devices and related systems.... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

20090259216 - Automated integrity tests: Techniques for testing integrity of various elements of implantable medical device systems are described. Some embodiments automatically test the integrity of one or more system elements in response to detecting an event. Examples of events in response to which an integrity test may be performed include the patient being within... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert , P.a

20090259215 - Methods and systems associated with delivery of one or more agents to an individual: The present disclosure relates to methods and systems for administration of one or more agents.... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

20090259217 - Methods and systems associated with delivery of one or more agents to an individual: The present disclosure relates to methods and systems for administration of one or more agents.... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

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

20090254018 - Electrode assembly for freezing-type iontophoresis device: An iontophoresis device capable of stably holding a drug during a storage period and of transdermally administering the drug to an organism at a high transport number during use. The iontophoresis device includes an electric power source. A first electrode assembly may be electrically coupled to the electric power source... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20090254019 - Electrode introducer device: An electroporation device 1 comprising a handle section 100; an elongate introducer shaft 10 connected to said handle section 100, said introducer shaft 10 having a distal tip 13; and a set of electrodes 60 having respective distal ends 61, each electrode 60 being slidably arranged within said introducer shaft... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090254020 - Ultrasonic method for establishing and maintaining a liquid suspension delivery system that prevents the dispersed particles from precipitating out of suspension: The present invention relates generally to a method and apparatus for applying wave energy of an ultrasonic frequency to agitate particles in a sample. The agitated sample is then delivered via a syringe or a resonating syringe plunger attachment of an applicator. More particularly, the present invention relates to establishing... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP

20090254021 - Kit for administering a therapeutic agent into tissue: An apparatus for administering a therapeutic agent is provided. The apparatus, in an embodiment, includes an ozone generator connected to a scavenger and an ozone administrator via network of tubing and valves. When activated and the valves placed in the proper position, the ozone generator will fill the ozone administrator... Agent: Ceramatec, Inc.

20090254022 - Intravenous oxygenator: An intravenous oxygenator for enriching blood with oxygen, said oxygenator having a bundle of fibers, said fibers being each connected to a gas supply means through a first connection and to a gas evacuation means through a second connection, with the fiber bundle being twisted during operation by relative rotation... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.C.

20090254023 - Method and apparatus for sutureless injectable retinal detachment sponge implantation: A method and apparatus for a suture less injectable retinal detachment sponge and method for placing the sponge in a pocket beneath the surface of the sclera is the subject of the present invention. An exterior accessible pocket can be created in the sclera by making an incision in the... Agent: Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP

20090254024 - Array and method for dosing a hormone regulating blood sugar in a patient: The invention concerns an array and a method for dosing a hormone regulating the blood glucose, especially insulin, of a diabetic patient (10). In order to improve the administration of the hormone, the invention provides the following characteristic combination: a) a measuring device (16) to detect measured values correlatable with... Agent: Bose Mckinney & Evans LLP

20090254025 - Pain controlled analgesic (\"pca\") apparatus: An infusion pump includes: a housing, a pump actuator supported by the housing, electronics configured to control the pump actuator, a pain controlled analgesic (“PCA”) input device, a cord having a remote end connected to the PCA input device and a local end connected to the housing, a remote integrated... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20090254026 - Syringe device comprising a motor adapted for filling an injection chamber: The present application relates to a syringe device comprising an injector chamber and a medicament container each comprising a piston. In particular the present application relates to a device comprising motor arranged to move an injector piston and/or a reservoir piston so as to transfer a medicament in the medicament... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department

20090254027 - Injection device and a method of changing a cartridge in the device: A refillable injection device (1) having a dose setting mechanism with a dose setting member (4) and a dose rod (11). The dose setting member and the dose rod engage during normal operation of the injection device, and they do not engage during change of cartridge. The dose setting member... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department

20090254029 - Breast pump: A breast pump can be configured to be capable of easily attaching/detaching a primary side serving as a sealed space which is in communication with a milking space and allows the passage of breast milk, with a secondary side in which a case is connected with a pressure changing apparatus.... Agent: Cermak Kenealy Vaidya & Nakajima LLP

20090254028 - Hands-free breast pump system: A hands-free breast pump system is disclosed. A breast shield having an adhesive inner surface for adhering to a woman's breast is disclosed. An adapter is connected to the breast shield for transferring a vacuum generated by a pump to the breast. The adapter also allows milk expressed from the... Agent: BatemanIPLaw Group

20090254030 - Oral medication bottle with detachable oral syringe: A bottle for dispensing oral medication has a concavity in its side wall for partially receiving the cylindrical cross section of an oral medication syringe, and also has a syringe holder integrally formed with the bottle for retaining the syringe in the concavity, thereby to keep the syringe assembled to... Agent: Law Offices Of Natan Epstein

20090254031 - Systems and methods for combining materials: A method of combining a drug in a first container and a liquid in a second container includes placing the first container and the second container in fluid communication with a housing, combining the liquid and the drug in the first container, transferring the liquid and the drug from the... Agent: Occhiuti Rohlicek & Tsao, LLP

20090254032 - Multi-chamber container: The present invention relates to a multi-chamber medical bag, which is capable of obtaining a positive mixture of medicines, prior to the discharge thereof. A weak seal 24 is provided for dividing the space inside the medical bag 10 into the left-handed and right-handed partitions 26-1 and 26-2. The weak... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090254033 - Catheter and catheter kit: A catheter includes an insertion portion at a distal end of an introduction tube that is thinned to an utmost limit, so that the catheter can be easily inserted and operated with patient's pain alleviated, and a catheter kit includes the catheter. An inflatable and deflatable balloon (50) for prevention... Agent: Kubotera & Associates, LLC

20090254034 - Safety occluder and method of use: An improved safety occluder and method of use provides an occluder for an infusion set having a first, occluding position, a second, non-occluding position which returns to the first, occluding position when the occluder's plunger is released, and a third, non-occluding position which retains the plunger in a configuration which... Agent: BatemanIPLaw Group

20090254035 - Injection device comprising several coupling mechanisms: An injection device including a drive unit, a delivery unit, a dosing unit, a trigger for triggering an injection, a first coupling mechanism between the drive unit and the delivery unit, and a second coupling mechanism between the dosing unit and the drive unit, wherein the drive unit is tensioned... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department

20090254036 - Single-use injector with at least one draw hook: A single-use injector is disclosed comprising a housing (10), arranged in which are at least one mechanical spring energy store (50), at least one piston-cylinder unit (100), which can be effectively filled at least for a certain time, at least one piston-actuating ram (60) and at least one triggering unit... Agent: Ronald S. Lombard, Esquire

20090254037 - Methods and systems for controlling an infusion pump: A system for pairing a controller and an infusion pump is disclosed. The system includes an infusion pump, a controller device and a user interface residing on both the infusion pump and the controller. The user interface includes a pairing mode for enabling wireless communication between the infusion pump and... Agent: Michelle Saquet Temple

20090254038 - Introducer apparatus with cutting edges: An introducer apparatus with a plurality of cutting edges along the outer surface of the distal end of an introducer with a blunt distal end is disclosed. The introducer may be adapted to extend from and be withdrawn into the sheath. The cutting edges may resect tissue located around the... Agent: Mueting, Raasch & Gebhardt, P.A.

20090254039 - Designer accessory for use with an intracorporeal medical device: A removable cover for an intracorporeal medical device is provided. The removable cover is adapted to surround the tether so that the tether of the intracorporeal medical device is not exposed to the outside environment after insertion of the tether into the central opening of the medical device in order... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc. Catherine E. Wolf

20090254041 - Assembly comprising skin-mountable device and packaging therefore: The present invention provides an assembly comprising a skin-mountable device with a mounting surface, the device being arranged in a packaging releasably attached to the device and having an opening through which the device can be moved when detached from the packaging. The device and the packaging comprises cooperating attachment... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department

20090254040 - Side loaded securement device: An anchoring system includes a device which permits a portion of a catheter or similar medical article to be easily anchored to a patient, desirably without the use of tape or needles and suture. The anchoring system comprises an anchor pad and a retainer mounted upon the anchor pad. The... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090254042 - Needle protection device comprising a distal protection element and a proximal protection element: A needle protection device detachably fixed to an injection appliance includes a needle, a needle holder from which a needle injection section of the needle projects distally and a needle connection section of the needle projects proximally, a distal needle protection element connected to the needle holder movable in the... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department

20090254043 - Coupling for injection devices: The present invention concerns a prefilled injection device having a container and a dose setting mechanism encapsulated inside the housing. The housing is made from two parts which are locked together by a bayonet coupling: In addition to the bayonet coupling, the two parts are also provided with irreversible locking... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department

20090254045 - Device for dispensing an injectable product in doses: A device for dispensing a product in doses including a casing element, a dosing device shiftable relative to the casing element in a dispensing direction, a setting device for setting the position of the dosing device, and a restoring element for returning the dosing device to a starting position, wherein... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department

20090254044 - Injection device with an automatically resettable dose limitation unit: An injection device for administering a substance from a replaceable container containing the substance, the device including a dosing unit for setting an amount of the substance to be administered, a delivery element, a dose limitation unit operably coupled to the delivery element, and a spring element, wherein the dose... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department

20090254046 - Injection control method and device: An injection control device having a metered/controlled injection rate proportional to the rate of withdrawal/injection, suitable for cosmetic as well as other applications is described. For example, after the cannula is advanced into an object, the cannula is withdrawn to create a tract or tunnel within the targeted area. As... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20090254048 - Injection control device with gearing mechanism: An injection control device having a metered/controlled injection rate, that is proportional to the rate of withdrawal/injection—suitable for cosmetic as well as other applications—is described. For an injection mode, after the cannula is advanced into an object, the cannula is withdrawn to create a tract or tunnel within the targeted... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20090254047 - Injection device: The application disclosed concerns an injection device for apportioning set doses of a drug from a reservoir (40) to a subject. The injection device comprises a rotatable scale drum (50) which is screwed out from the proximal end of the injection device when a dose is set. The rotatable scale... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department

20090254049 - Systems and methods for providing an automatic occulsion device: An auto-occlusion safety device is provided for use in preventing rupture of infusion components during rapid infusion procedures. An occlusion valve is disclosed having a threshold pressure that is less than a rupture tolerance of the infusion system components. As the fluid pressure of the infusion system increases beyond the... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20090254050 - Valve: Valve (10) including housing (12) having first opening side (18) and second opening side (20); closing element (22 made of deformable material, located between first and second opening sides and adapted to prevent communicatio between first and second opening side in inoperative state and adapted to allow communication between first... Agent: Stites & Harbison PLLC

20090254051 - Device and method for treating vulnerable plaque: A device and method is provided for localized agent delivery through a coronary vessel. In one configuration, the device includes an elongated member having a first and second end with a tip and an aperture positioned near the second end. An injection lumen places the first end of the elongated... Agent: Workman Nydegger

20090254052 - Implantable device fastening system and methods of use: A surgical fastening system for implantable devices is disclosed. The implantable device may contain a plurality of fasteners in pre-deployment position, may have a housing fitted over or around fit which contains a plurality of fasteners in pre-deployment position, or may be a part of a two-part system into which... Agent: Allergan, Inc.

20090254054 - Apparatus for aspirating, irrigating and cleansing wounds: An apparatus for cleansing wounds in which irrigant fluid from a reservoir connected to a conformable wound dressing and wound exudate from the dressing are recirculated by a device for moving fluid through a flow path which passes through the dressing and a means for fluid cleansing and back to... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090254053 - Irrigation dressing and method of applying such an irrigating dressing: The present invention relates to an irrigation dressing, comprising a first body (5) of a soft, liquid-permeable material, at least one connection (8) for the supply of fluid, at least one connection (9) for the drainage of fluid, an airtight and liquid-tight covering layer (10) of flexible material, which covers... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090254055 - Exfoliating device: A unitary device for exfoliating and applying emollient balm to lips of a user. The device is in the form of a hollow body having a longitudinal axis and extending from a first end thereof, a brush having bristles emanating from a support and an applicator extending from a second... Agent: Dergosits & Noah LLP

20090254056 - Device for collecting gravel and/or stones discharged from the urethra: The present invention relates to a device for collecting gravel and/or calculi expelled through the urethra, for example from a renal patient with kidney stones. The calculi and/or gravel can be collected comfortably and efficiently when they are expelled while urinating, wherever the patient may be, and to learn the... Agent: Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero & Perle, LLP

20090254057 - Elastic laminate: A method of making an elastic laminate (10) comprising the steps of providing an intermediate elastic/fabric laminate (16) and segmenting the fabric layer (30) into fabric segments (31) by forming interruptions (32) which extend through the fabric thickness. The interruption-forming step comprising cutting/slitting/scoring the fabric layer (30) to form proximal/distal... Agent: Avery Dennison Corporation Amanda Wittine

20090254058 - Absorbent article with registration mark: An absorbent article comprising a backsheet, comprising a graphic and the registration mark are located on opposite surfaces to each other. The backsheet extends in a first direction and in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction. The backsheet has a first surface, a second surface opposing to the... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20090254059 - Refastenable pant-like absorbent article and a method for making it: A pant-type absorbent article including a first body panel having a body facing side and a garment facing side and a second body panel having a body facing side and a garment facing side, the body facing sides of first and second body panels are held together in a face-to-face... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090254061 - Method and apparatus for removing cerebrospinal fluid: An apparatus for removing cerebrospinal fluid includes a first needle having a first end, a second end, and a passage extending between the first and second ends. The proximal end of the first needle has a handle and the distal end has a cutting tip adapted to penetrate skin. A... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.

20090254060 - Motor assembly for injection control device: A spring motor mechanism for use in an injection control device having a metered/controlled injection rate proportional to the rate of withdrawal/injection suitable for cosmetic as well as other applications is described. After the cannula is advanced into an object (person) the cannula is withdrawn to create a tract or... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20090254062 - Infusion catheters with slit valves and of simplified construction: The present invention relates to catheters to deliver a fluid to a patient. A catheter of the invention comprises a plurality of slits through which the fluid is delivered to the patent. A catheter of the invention is designed in a simple manner to lower costs and provide a reliable... Agent: Stahl Law Firm

20090254063 - Drug coated balloon catheter: The present invention relates to balloon catheters for treating a luminal system of a patient. Specifically, the invention relates to catheters having a flexible membrane positioned at a distal portion of the catheter, the flexible membrane retained in a substantially unexposed conformation prior to deployment. Preferably the flexible membrane is... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.

20090254064 - Weeping balloon catheter: Multiple-balloon catheters, and methods of treatment therewith, are provided including an inflatable inner balloon at least partially enclosed by an expandable outer balloon that has holes. The annular space between the inner balloon and the outer balloon is configured to promote delivery of the fluid evenly through holes in the... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/indy/cook Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090254065 - Simple method of transplanting injectable chordrocyte for autologous chondrocyte transplantation: A method of transplanting an injectable chondrocyte is developed for autologous chondrocyte transplantation, comprising mixing matrices including fibrin, hyaluronic acid and collagen, which are the main ingredients of animal cartilage, and injecting the resulting mixture into a damaged cartilage region. One 1 ml syringe is prepared by mixing 1 ml... Agent: Gwips Peter T. Kwon

20090254066 - Reduced pressure indicator for a reduced pressure source: A reduced pressure apparatus includes a first casing portion and a second casing portion slidably coupled to the first casing portion such that the first casing portion is compressible into a plurality of positions relative to the second casing portion. The plurality of positions includes a fully compressed position and... Agent: Kinetic Concepts, Inc. C/o Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20090254067 - Fluid delivery device: A compact fluid dispenser for use in controllably dispensing fluid medicaments, such as antibiotics, oncolytics, hormones, steroids, blood clotting agents, analgesics, and like medicinal agents from prefilled containers at a uniform rate. The dispenser uniquely includes a stored energy source that is provided in the form of a compressible-expandable elastomeric... Agent: James E. Brunton, Esq.

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

20090247926 - Method and device for detecting air in a fluid system, in particular in an extracorporeal blood circuit of a blood treatment device: The present invention relates to a method and to a device for detecting the entry of air in a fluid system, in particular in an extracorporeal blood circuit of a blood treatment device comprising an arterial branch leading to the blood treatment unit and a venous branch leading from said... Agent: Jeffery S Ginsberg, Esq. Kenyon & Keynon LLP

20090247927 - Multi-lumen catheter: The invention provides a catheter for placement within a vessel of a patient. The catheter comprises an elongated catheter body, a septum extending longitudinally through the interior of the catheter body from the dividing the interior of the catheter body into a first lumen and a second lumen. Each lumen... Agent: Pepper Hamilton LLP

20090247928 - Applicator for intravaginal devices: An applicator for intravaginal devices includes an elongate handle, an insertion sleeve, and an intravaginal device support member. The elongate handle has an open first end that defines a cavity extending into the handle. The insertion sleeve extends from the open first end of the handle; it is arranged and... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090247929 - Urinary incontinence device applicator: A urinary incontinence device applicator has an insertion barrel; a plunger slidable within the insertion barrel; means to indicate appropriate insertion depth of the insertion barrel associated therewith into a user's vagina; and means to indicate appropriate orientation of the insertion barrel associated therewith.... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090247930 - Compact intravaginal device applicator: The present invention provides a compact intravaginal device applicator assembly having a longitudinal axis comprises an elongated barrel with an insertion end and an opposite gripper end; an intravaginal device and a plunger with a restraint.... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090247931 - Device for self-care support: The invention relates to an indication device for assisting a patient to follow a self-care regimen. The device comprises a first display area comprising at least two of a first indicator representative of a first type of activity, and a second display area comprising at least two of a second... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department

20090247933 - Balloon catheter method for reducing restenosis via irreversible electroporation: Restenosis or neointimal formation may occur following angioplasty or other trauma to an artery such as by-pass surgery. This presents a major clinical problem which narrows the artery. The invention provides a balloon catheter with a particular electrode configuration. Also provided is a method whereby vascular cells in the area... Agent: Uc Berkeley - Otl Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

20090247932 - Method for the treatment of skin tissues: A method for treating skin tissues, the skin tissues defining an epidermal layer and a sub-epidermal layer, the epidermal layer defining a skin surface and the sub-epidermal layer extending from the epidermal layer substantially opposite to the skin surface, the method comprising: positioning a radiation source outside of the skin... Agent: Louis Tessier

20090247934 - Methods and systems for reducing inflammation by neuromodulation of t-cell activity: Described herein are devices, systems and method of treating inflammation, including methods of treating a T-cell mediated disease. In particular, described herein are methods of treating inflammation including the steps of stimulating a subject's inflammatory reflex to inhibit the immune response and administering a T-cell modifying agent to modify the... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP

20090247935 - Bioadhesive applicator for ent surgery: The present disclosure relates to an electrosurgical suction coagulator and includes a housing having an elongated electrode and a fluid applicator. The elongated electrode includes distal and proximal ends and is adapted to connect to an energy source, for example, an electrosurgical generator. The proximal end of the elongated electrode... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20090247937 - Method and apparatus for the ultrasonic cleaning of biofilm coated surfaces: To treat body surfaces, such as the sinuses, which are coated with biofilms, the surface is irrigated and suctioned with a fluid which may contain a biocide or other chemical agent for disrupting the biofilm while ultrasonic energy is applied to either the fluid barrier formed over the biofilm or... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

20090247936 - Streamlined ultrasonic device and method of use: A phacoemulsification device that features an applicator tip as in a cutting tip for insertion into an eye and into contact with a cataract. The device includes a shaft having a phacoemulsification movement generator connector end at a proximal location and an applicator tip supporting end at a distal end,... Agent: Smith, Gambrell & Russell

20090247938 - Intraoperative hypotony mitigation: A method of mitigating an intraoperative hypotony condition using experimental calibrations of different infusion cannulas and vitrectomy probes showing the relationship between infusion pressure, cut rate, and intraocular pressure for various levels of aspiration vacuum in an ophthalmic surgical system.... Agent: Alcon

20090247939 - Method of inserting an object under the skin: A device for inserting implantable objects beneath the skin of a patient includes a handle for grasping the device and a base connected to the handle. The base comprises a post, a cannula, and a flexible actuator positioned in an angled track. The cannula is positioned coaxially around and is... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090247940 - Triggering mechanism for a needle-free injector: Needle-free hypodermic jet injection devices having an actuation system to effect an injection from a drug delivery system. The actuation system includes an injection force assembly adapted to transmit a driving force to the drug delivery system. The actuation system further includes a trigger assembly adapted to alter the actuation... Agent: Kolisch Hartwell, P.c.

20090247941 - Nasal irrigator for yoga with a connection mechanism: A nasal irrigator for yoga includes a connection mechanism, an air vent and a conduit. The connection mechanism is used to connect a vessel. The liquid of the vessel flows to the nasal irrigator and the air vent will balance the pressure between the vessel and outside during the flowing.... Agent: Dr. Banger Shia

20090247943 - Robotic catheter device cartridge: A robotic catheter device cartridge may include a finger or a slider block generally disposed in a channel and engaged with a steering wire. The steering wire may control movement of a component having the steering wire engaged thereto when the finger or the slider block is linearly driven in... Agent: Sjm/afd - Dykema C/o Cpa Global

20090247942 - Robotic catheter manipulator assembly: A robotic catheter manipulator assembly may include a support member including a catheter manipulation base and a sheath manipulation base movable relative to each other and to the support member. Each respective manipulation base may be releasably connectable to a catheter cartridge and a sheath cartridge. A drive mechanism may... Agent: Sjm/afd - Dykema C/o Cpa Global

20090247944 - Robotic catheter rotatable device cartridge: A robotic catheter rotatable device cartridge may include a housing member attachable to a drive mechanism for rotating the cartridge and a catheter attached to the cartridge along an axial direction of the catheter. A slider block may be generally slidable relative to the housing and engaged with one or... Agent: Sjm/afd - Dykema C/o Cpa Global

20090247945 - Balloons and balloon catheter systems for treating vascular occlusions: A balloon catheter system for the intraluminal advancement of conventional guidewires beyond partially or fully occluded or stenosed lesions in body passages, such as CTOs in the vasculature, is provided. Balloons are provided. In certain embodiments of the invention, a balloon having relatively thickened proximal tapers is provided. In certain... Agent: Patton Boggs LLP

20090247946 - Catheter with a multilayered shaft section having a polyimide layer: A catheter having an multilayered shaft section with a first layer formed of a polyimide first material and a second layer formed of a second material. In a presently preferred embodiment, the polyimide material is a thermoset polyimide. However, in alternative embodiments, a thermoplastic polyimide is used. The thermoset polyimide... Agent: Fulwider Patton, LLP (abbott)

20090247947 - Rapid exchange balloon dilation catheter having reinforced multi-lumen distal portion: A rapid exchange balloon dilation catheter includes a catheter shaft with a proximal tubular member defining a proximal inflation/deflation lumen for conveying fluids therethrough with a distal portion of the bore of proximal tubular member filled with a fluid-impervious barrier, a distal body extending from the fluid-impervious barrier to the... Agent: Howison & Arnott, L.l.p

20090247948 - Retractable syringe: A retractable syringe (30) comprising a hollow barrel (32) with a radially inwardly facing abutment surface (54) and a needle hub (40) having first engagement formation (42) integrally formed with the needle hub. A radially outer portion (50) of the first engagement formation (42) is engaged with the abutment surface... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.c.

20090247949 - Single-use syringe assembly: A single-use syringe assembly is disclosed which includes a syringe body defining a fluid reservoir and including an engagement surface, a plunger assembly including a plunger rod and a sealing member supported on a distal end of the plunger rod, and a releasable member having a proximal end releasably positioned... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20090247950 - Continuous drug solution infusion device: A continuous drug solution infusion device is provided that is capable of administering a drug solution into a patient's body for a predetermined period of time substantially at a predetermined flow rate from the beginning to end of the drug solution infusion by suppressing the change in pressure from the... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090247951 - Injection device comprising low-loss drive: An injection device including a housing, a delivery element displaceable in relation to the housing, and at least one ball bearing which absorbs forces transmitted between the delivery element and the housing, transmits axial forces from the delivery element to the housing, and is located in a front region of... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department

20090247952 - Safety needle with spring based retraction mechanism: A safety needle is provided. The safety needle includes a substantially hollow body and a needle assembly that includes a needle supported on a needle hub. The needle hub is movable in relation to the hollow body from an advanced position wherein a sharp tip of the needle extends from... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20090247953 - Microneedle adaptor for dosed drug delivery devices: An adapter for achieving intradermal dosed delivery of a liquid by use of a dosed drug delivery device including a reservoir having a pierceable septum, the adapter having a connector including an attachment configuration for attachment to the dosed drug delivery device and a hollow needle deployed for piercing the... Agent: Dr. Mark M. Friedman C/o Bill Polkinghorn - Discovery Dispatch

20090247954 - Closure container for single dose disposable pharmaceutical delivery system: The disposable unit dose pharmaceutical delivery system may be used by trained medical personnel for intradermal or subcutaneous injections in applications currently being serviced by conventional pre-filled syringes. The delivery system may also be used by personnel with little or no medical training for mass immunizations in underdeveloped parts of... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20090247955 - Microliter injector: Injectors are provided that may be pre-filled aseptically with an active biological agent into a sterile cavity and sealed in such a manner that the injectate may be readily expelled into the body. The injectors are particularly useful for injecting precisely measured small volumes of sterile agents.... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP

20090247956 - Illuminated syringe: The invention is an apparatus comprising of a syringe, a plunger and a circuit for the purpose of activating a light source to illuminate a target area for application of the contents of the syringe in low-light or no-light situations.... Agent: Steven Thrasher

20090247957 - Injection device with simplified stopper retention: An injection device including a volume for accommodating a product for administration, a piston for acting upon the product within the volume, and a stopper which can be arranged between an end of the piston facing the product and the product within the volume, wherein the piston includes a piston... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP

20090247958 - Plunger activated capping system: A plunger activated capping system is disclosed which includes a syringe body defining a fluid reservoir, a plunger assembly including a plunger rod and a sealing member supported on the plunger rod, and a luer cap releasably secured to a distal end of the syringe body. The luer cap includes... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20090247959 - Injection device comprising an improved delivery element: An injection device having a delivery element with an inner thread may be driven by rotation and includes a cylindrical outer wall region, which is substantially smooth. Such features provide a delivery element configured such that it is less intimidating to patients than known threaded rods, and may facilitate easy... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department

20090247960 - Splash-resistant injection device: An injection device including a housing and a delivery element guided in a liquid-tight manner in relation to the housing, the delivery element having a substantially smooth, cylindrical outer wall region and surrounded by at least one annular sealing element.... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department

20090247961 - Self-capping syringe assembly with one-way valve: A syringe assembly is disclosed which includes a syringe body defining a fluid reservoir, a plunger assembly including a plunger rod and a sealing member supported on the plunger rod, and a luer cap releasably secured to a distal end of the syringe body. The luer cap includes a luer-type... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20090247962 - Vial access device: A needle assembly is disclosed, which includes a needle hub, a metal cannula and a plastic tip. The needle hub defines a fluid flow path therethrough. The metal cannula is supported on a distal end of the needle hub, where the metal cannula defines a fluid flow path into the... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20090247963 - Valved connector assembly and sterility barriers for heat exchange catheters and other closed loop catheters: A connector assembly for catheters having closed loop flow circuits, such as some balloon catheters and heat exchange catheters. The connector assembly comprises first and second connector bodies that may be connected and disconnected from one another. When the connector bodies are disconnected, a syringe or negative pressure source may... Agent: Stout, Uxa, Buyan & Mullins LLP

20090247964 - Roller clamp cover: A roller clamp cover is provided with which it is possible to maintain a set flow rate of a fluid flowing inside a medical tube to which a roller clamp is attached.... Agent: Carter, Deluca, Farrell & Schmidt, LLP

20090247965 - Water repellant cover for venous access devices: A waterproof, disposable, protective cover is disclosed that can completely cover a venous access device and protect it from water, for example while a patient is bathing. The cover includes a flat, adhesive outer band and an inner sheet that is able to cover the device. Superior water resistance results... Agent: Russ Weinzimmer

20090247966 - Methods and products for applying structured compositions to a substrate: Provided are methods of, and personal care products for, applying a structured composition to a body with reduced wet slip. The methods and products apply the composition such that upon application a plurality of channels are disposed between the composition and the substrate.... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090247967 - Medical device for the treatment and prevention of eye and respiratory tract conditions: A medical device for the treatment and prevention of eye and respiratory tract conditions is provided. The medical device may include a pack with a pump, a filter, and a vaporizer chamber for storing fluid and selectively supplying fluid vapor to ambient air. The medical device may further include a... Agent: Dykema Gossett Pllc

20090247968 - Medical suction system: A disposable liner/lid system useable with a rigid canister and having an adhesive seal to provide improved sealing characteristics and effectively reduce the likelihood of spillage and leakage. The liner includes a flange and the lid includes adhesive that is secured to the interior of the lid and the flange... Agent: Luedeka, Neely & Graham, P.c.

20090247969 - Waste management system: A waste management system includes a waste transport device, a waste collection device, and an insertion 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... Agent: Rutan & Tucker, LLP.

20090247970 - Enclosure ventilation filter and assembly method: A filter assembly for an enclosure, particularly for an ostomy bag, is described having an enclosure side, a first layer which is gas permeable, and an adsorbent layer comprising adsorbent particles dispersed in a fine fiber web. The enclosure side of the filter assembly includes an adhesive zone in which... Agent: Pauly, Devries Smith & Deffner, L.l.c.

20090247971 - Colostomy bag cleaning system: A closed drainage system for irrigating colostomy bags wherein the bag is irrigated and cleaned while in its operable position associated with the person. More specifically, the invention mounts a manifold within the colostomy bag with an access to a water pressure from outside, the manifold providing a spray dispersion... Agent: Maier & Maier, Pllc

20090247972 - Anal hygienic pad and method of use: A method is disclosed for absorbing anal leakage, such as fecal material, blood or flatulence. The method includes positioning an intergluteal absorbent pad external to the anal orifice of a subject such that the pad is retained between the buttocks, and any discharge from the anus is absorbed by the... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman, LLP

20090247973 - Antibacterial nano-silver contained polymer absorbent and santitary articles thereof: An antibacterial nano-silver contained polymer absorbent and sanitary articles thereof includes a polymer absorbent and an antibacterial material coated thereon that has a plurality of supporting elements adsorbed nano-silver. The antibacterial nano-silver contained polymer absorbent is adopted on sanitary articles to be in contact with secretion generating portions of users... Agent: Apex Juris, Pllc

20090247974 - Laminate material for absorbent articles and method for its manufacture: Laminate material having a first liquid-permeable material layer and discretely-arranged material pieces of a second liquid-permeable material, wherein the material layer and the discrete material pieces are joined internally. The laminate material also has a second liquid-permeable material layer joined to the first liquid-permeable material layer and the discretely-arranged material... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney Pc

20090247975 - Disposable absorbent article having doubled side flaps and backsheet strips: A disposable absorbent article includes two laterally opposing longitudinally extending backsheet strips attached to an exterior surface of an absorbent assembly in laterally opposing attachment zones. Each backsheet strip may include a water-impermeable layer and may be extensible. The absorbent assembly includes a lower covering sheet that is doubled by... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20090247976 - Web for retention of internal bodily secretions: The present invention relates to a flexible retention web designed to be introduced into a vaginal cavity, said web being provided with means of removal and being made of a non-expandable or minimally expandable atraumatic material, the dimensions of which are designed in such a way as to be able... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, Plc

20090247977 - Body fluid absorbent article and producing method thereof: [Means for Solving Problem] A body fluid absorbent article having a face sheet 1, a body fluid permeable member 20 including an assembly of fibers in tows, a body fluid retainable absorbent element AB in this order, and a face-side second sheet 10, which is interposed between the above face... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP

20090247978 - Absorbent product: An absorbent product having an extent in a plane in the longitudinal direction and the lateral direction and a thickness perpendicular to the plane when the product is positioned in a plane position. The absorbent product includes a backing layer and a top layer, the absorbent product exhibiting in the... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)

20090247979 - Absorbent article with graphic elements: In an absorbent article for personal wear, an inner surface of the absorbent article is arranged for facing a wearer of the absorbent article and an outer surface is arranged in generally opposed relationship with the inner surface for facing away from the wearer. An absorbent structure is disposed between... Agent: Christopher M. Goff (27839) Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20090247980 - Containment device with indicator: The present invention relates to a containment device. In particular, the present invention relates to a containment device with a closure mechanism that can be used to couple the containment device to a child. The closure mechanism may include or be used with one or more indicators that can be... Agent: Edell, Shapiro & Finnan, Llc

20090247981 - Tampon package and method for making the same: A tampon package includes a tampon assembly sealed within packaging material. The packaging material is continuously sealed about its perimeter to form an internal air-tight chamber for retaining the tampon assembly therein. The tampon package includes a tampon pledget disposed within an applicator barrel. In one embodiment, the packaging material... Agent: Michaud-duffy Group LLP

20090247982 - Medical device mechanical pump: A medical device pump with a housing with a compartment for removably receiving a cartridge containing a therapeutic agent, a conduit configured to operatively provide a fluid flow path for therapeutic agent to exit from the cartridge, a user activated delivery button, a trigger mechanism, and a mechanical pump mechanism.... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090247983 - Method and system for sustained-release of sclerosing agent: Methods and systems for treating pleural disease comprising a providing a low dosage of a sclerosing agent over a period of time. Certain examples include catheter with a sclerosing agent that is inserted into the pleural space. The sclerosing agent is released in a sustained-release manner over a period of... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.l.p.

20090247985 - Embolic particle mixing syringe: A syringe device for agitating and delivering a liquid medication to a patient is provided. The device includes an injecting member, a first syringe, a second syringe and an accumulator. The first syringe is configured to provide the liquid medication to the device. The second syringe is configured to receive... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20090247984 - Use of microneedles for small molecule metabolite reporter delivery: Systems that can include a microneedle array and a small molecule metabolic reporter are disclosed. The systems can be used to penetrate the epidermis and monitor the change in concentration of one or more metabolite or analyte.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090247986 - Flapper valve with membrane bypass for power picc: A bypass for power injection includes (a) a housing defining a lumen extending from a proximal end to a distal end coupled to a catheter; (b) a membrane valve mounted within the lumen, the membrane valve having an opening extending therethrough sized to tightly receive therethrough and seal around a... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP

20090247987 - Drainage catheter: A catheter includes a shaft formed of a first material, the shaft including a shaft lumen extending therethrough from a proximal opening to a distal end of the shaft and an abutting member coupled to the distal end of the shaft, the abutting member being formed of a second material... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP

20090247988 - Guidewire-centering catheter tip: A catheter for use with a guidewire, the catheter having a distal tip that centers the guidewire even when the catheter is severely bent, thereby avoiding protrusion of the distal tip of the catheter at the outer meridian of the catheter bend and reducing the risk of the catheter tip... Agent: Wayne House W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

20090247990 - Locking medical catheter: A flexible filament controlled locking medical catheter having a flexible tube with at least one drainage or feeding hole, a restraining portion at its distal end and a housing at its proximal end, and a filament having a proximal control portion for controlling the restraining portion of the tube. The... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.

20090247989 - System and method for interfacing sensors to a sterile flow stream: A system and method for interfacing non-sterile sensors to a sterile flow stream is disclosed. Typically, sensors cannot be sterilized in the same manner as other components of the flow stream. This results in complex processes to incorporate a sterilized sensor into a sterilized flow stream. By introducing a separation... Agent: Nields, Lemack & Frame, Llc

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