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Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 11/26/2009 > 42 patent applications in 33 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20090292233 - Anti-human immunodeficiency virus surrogate target agent technology filter intended to terminate t-helper cells infected with the human immunodeficiency virus circulating in blood: The Human Immunodeficiency Virus posses a significant threat to the world's population. Current strategies have not been adequate to contain and eradicate this deadly viral infection. HIV utilizes a T-Helper cell as a host to generate replicas of itself. Reversing HIV's own biologically deadly tactics and developing blood filtering techniques... Agent: Lane B. Scheiber
20090292234 - Systems and methods of blood-based therapies having a microfluidic membraneless exchange device: The present invention is directed to devices, systems and methods for removing undesirable materials from a sample fluid by contact with a second fluid. The sample fluid flows as a thin layer adjacent to, or between, concurrently flowing layers of the second fluid, without an intervening membrane. In various embodiments,... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC
20090292235 - Cardiotomy reservoir with total massive air emboli protection safety valve: A total massive air emboli protection safety valve during cardio pulmonary bypass to protect the massive air embolism without allowing any air into the arterial system by keeping a minimum level of blood into venous cordiatomy reservoir, keeping the patient's life very much safe. It will be in-built in the... Agent: Notaro & Michalos P.C.
20090292236 - Method and device for monitoring an extracorporeal blood circuit: To monitor an extracorporeal blood circuit during extracorporeal blood treatment, the arterial pressure and venous pressure in the arterial branch and venous branch of the extracorporeal circuit are measured by pressure sensors, and the sum Ps and the difference ΔP of the arterial pressure and/or venous pressure measured at the... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090292237 - Modular drug delivery system for minimizing trauma during and after insertion of a cochlear lead: A system for delivering therapeutic agents to biological tissue includes a surgically implantable lead configured to be inserted into the biological tissue, the surgically implantable lead including a preformed cavity; and a modular capsule containing a therapeutic agent which includes dexamethasone base; the modular capsule being secured within the preformed... Agent: Advanced Bionics, LLC C/o Rader, Fishman & Grauer, PLLC
20090292238 - Paeoniflorin preparations and uses thereof for fat reduction: Disclosed are methods and preparations useful for reducing fat at a targeted area(s) on a human. The preparations comprise as an active ingredient an adipolysis enhancing (i.e., fat-melting) amount of an active ingredient, paeoniflorin (PF). The preparations may be provided as an injectable preparation or as a topically applied preparation,... Agent: K&l Gates LLP
20090292239 - Injector system for needleless, high pressure delivery of a medicament: An injector system (100) for needleless, high pressure delivery of a medicament, the system comprising: an injector (102) having an injector piston (106) movable with in an injector body (104), a medicament container having a reservoir piston (119) movable in a reservoir (116), a fluid connection (118) interconnecting the injector... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department
20090292240 - Two-stage reconstituting injector: An injector for injecting a medicament into a patient. The injector includes a container defining a first chamber, which contains a fluid therein, and a second chamber. The injector also includes an injection conduit configured for directing the fluid fired from the container into the patient. A transfer mechanism is... Agent: Winston & Strawn LLP Patent Department
20090292241 - Balloon catheter: A catheter arrangement is described that is arranged to permit a guide wire or other structure to be fed laterally from the region of an expandable working element. The catheter includes an elongate flexible tubular member and an inflatable structure carried by a distal portion of the flexible tubular member.... Agent: Fulwider Patton, LLP (abbott)
20090292242 - Sensor element, sensor system, catheter and manufacturing method of the sensor element: A sensor element, a sensor system, a catheter that can detect the thrombi, plaques and stents in the blood vessels and manufacturing method of the sensor element are provided. A cylinder is formed as a cylinder shaped part that has a long inner space and one open end. The cylinder... Agent: Studebaker & Brackett PC
20090292243 - Needle safety deflection device: An apparatus to automatically secure an end of a needle after contact with a blood vessel. The apparatus may include a housing and a biasing member, where the housing includes a hollow interior region extending between a proximal end and a distal end thereof. A proximal opening may be integrated... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company
20090292244 - Selective locking mechanism for an introducer device: A selectively lockable introducer assembly is disclosed that comprises an introducer cannula and a needle guide. The introducer cannula is defined by a proximal end and a distal end and includes a lumen extending therebetween. The needle guide is defined by a body portion that includes at least one channel... Agent: Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20090292245 - Micropump-operated drug dosing system: The present invention relates to a device for injecting a substance into the human or animal body, where the medicament to be injected is removed from a reservoir by generating a subatmospheric pressure.... Agent: Andrea Q. Ryan Sanofi-aventis U.s. LLC
20090292246 - Cassette for a hidden injection needle: A system for injecting a fluid medicament into a patient includes a drive mechanism, and a cassette loaded with a pre-filled hypodermic syringe. When the cassette is loaded, the syringe is held firmly inside and the cassette can be selectively engaged with the drive mechanism. The drive mechanism has two... Agent: Nydegger & Associates
20090292247 - Peristaltic micropump with exchangeable pump head: The present invention relates to a device for injecting a pharmaceutical into the human or animal body by means of a simply and quickly exchangeable motorized pump head.... Agent: Andrea Q. Ryan Sanofi-aventis U.s. LLC
20090292248 - Method for inserting a catheter: A method for inserting a multiple catheter assembly into a patient. The assembly (100) includes a first catheter (110) having a first distal end region (114) and an outer surface (120) defining at least a first lumen (122). A second catheter (130) has a second distal end region (134) and... Agent: Fox Rothschild LLP Blue Bell
20090292249 - Insertion device: An insertion device, generally used with an infusion set, including a needle being adapted for puncturing at one end and including at the opposite end a hub. The hub includes a handle part and a guard part that are capable of securing the needle through the use of locks. Locking... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
20090292250 - Insertion device: An insertion device, generally used with an infusion set, including a needle being adapted for puncturing at one end and including at the opposite end a hub. The hub includes a handle part and a guard part that are capable of securing the needle through the use of locks. Locking... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
20090292251 - Introducer seal assembly: A unique surgical system and method of use includes a seal assembly which is initially mountable about a surgical instrument. The surgical instrument with mounted seal assembly is thereafter positioned within a cannula assembly. The seal assembly forms a fluid tight seal within the interior of the cannula assembly while... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20090292252 - Pressure activated valve for high flow rate and pressure venous access applications: A valve comprises a first housing including a first lumen extending therethrough and defining a first disk-facing surface and a second housing including a second lumen extending therethrough and defining a second disk-facing surface, the second housing being mated to the first housing so that the second disk-facing surface faces... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP
20090292253 - Vascular guide wire introducer assembly and valve therefor: A vascular guidewire introducer device (10) having a needle (52), a bulb (16), and a valve subassembly (100) through which a guidewire (14) is insertable for vascular guidewire insertion into a blood vessel (12) of a patient. The valve subassembly (100) includes a proximal fitting (102), a proximal cap (106),... Agent: Fox Rothschild LLP Blue Bell
20090292254 - Micro-needle and micro-needle patch: Insertion of a micro-needle into a living body is made easy. The micro-needle includes first and second end sections arranged in a longitudinal direction and includes a biocompatible material, wherein the first end section tapers down from it's end on a side of the second end section toward another end... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090292255 - Micro-needle and micro-needle patch: A micro-needle patch has microneedles extending from a first main surface, which is made of a material including chitin and/or chitosan. The micro-needle patch has a feed substance on at least one of the first main surface and a second main surface. The micro-needle patch makes insertion of the microneedles... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090292256 - Nasogastric tube fastener: This invention provides a device for fastening a nasogastric tube in place by attachment to the surface of the patient's nose. The device provides the wearer with a securely positioned tube, not easily moved, but yet comfortable to wear. In addition men with facial hair may be spared the need... Agent: B2 Patent Services
20090292257 - Safety shield system for prefilled syringe: A medical device is provided which includes a shield system and a syringe which is coupled to the shield system. The shield system includes a syringe holder and a shield which is slidably coupled to the holder. A spring resiliently urges the shield from a retracted position to an extended... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company
20090292258 - Nasal cannula cover: The present invention is a protective cover for a nasal cannula. The device completely encloses the two prongs of the nasal cannula when properly installed. This protective cover will keep the nasal cannula from contacting potentially unclean surfaces when the nasal cannula is not in use.... Agent: Kenneth Bower
20090292260 - Needle guard: The needle guard is attached to the needle hub by a polyester film strip and the needle passes through longitudinally spaced apart apertures in the strip. The film strip is housed in the needle guard in corrugated manner. When the needle guard is pulled over the needle, the needle moves... Agent: Francis C. Hand, Esq. C/o Carella, Byrne, Bain, Gilfillan, Cecchi,
20090292261 - Safety intravenous catheter assembly: A safety intravenous catheter assembly includes a needle, a catheter hub having an axial bore extending through the catheter hub and a notch extending outwardly in the axial bore, a needle cover, and a notch clip connected to the needle cover. The notch clip is selectively maintained adjacent the needle... Agent: Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti PC
20090292259 - Stylet handle attachment device: A hub assembly, such as for long needles, is disclosed. The hub assembly includes a needle hub having a proximal end and a distal end, having a cannula extending therethrough and protruding from the distal end, with the needle hub having a first engagement portion. The hub assembly also includes... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company
20090292262 - Valve loader method, system, and apparatus: A valve loading system is provided that uses a valve loader to transfer a valve or other medical device from a storage cartridge into a deployment catheter. The valve or other medical device can be implanted or positioned within a patient using the catheter after the valve or other medical... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090292264 - Wound therapy system with housing and canister support: A system for subatmospheric pressure therapy in connection with the healing of a surgical wound is disclosed. The system may be portable or semi-portable, thereby providing the subject with the ability to be partially or completely ambulatory through the course of the treatment. The system includes a wound dressing dimensioned... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp D/b/a Covidien
20090292263 - Wound therapy system with portable container apparatus: A portable system for subatmospheric pressure therapy in connection with healing a surgical wound, including a wound dressing dimensioned for positioning relative to a wound bed of a subject and a subatmospheric pressure mechanism dimensioned to be carried or worn by the subject. The subatmospheric pressure mechanism includes a housing... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp D/b/a Covidien
20090292265 - Moisture monitor system for diapers and alike: The present invention relates to a system suitable for monitoring multiple leakage events such as wetting of a diaper or alike sanitary product. The system includes two or more than two electrodes that are supported in a spaced apart relationship and a liquid permeable substrate between the electrodes that lacks... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090292266 - Seam joining together at least two web materials: A seam joining together at least two web materials in an overlapped manner, wherein the overlapped portions are bonded together by ultrasonic welding, heat bonding, laser welding or the like, in a bonding pattern extending over at least a part of the overlapped portion to form said seam. The bonding... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20090292267 - Disposable absorbent article having capacity to store low-viscosity fecal material: A disposable absorbent article, such as a disposable diaper. The disposable absorbent article has a topsheet with apertures large enough for low-viscosity fecal material to pass through to a fecal material storage element. The fecal material storage element immobilizes the fecal material in position for dewatering, so that the solid... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip
20090292268 - Absorbent article with improved fit and leakage security: An absorbent article having front, crotch and rear portions and an absorbent core of unitary construction. The core has a first region with two legs extending in the longitudinal direction of the article through at least parts of the crotch portion towards endings in the rear portion. A maximum distance... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20090292269 - Absorbent article with a checking function for elastic elongation: An absorbent article (101) includes at least one elastic area (143). The invention, article (101) an element (131) for checking the elongation of the elastic area (143), in conjunction with which the element (131) a first indicator marker (133) connected to the elastic area (143) and a second indicator marker... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20090292270 - Fastener tab: A fastener tab includes a tab substrate having a first side and a second side. A first adhesive region is applied to an installation portion of the first side and a second adhesive region is applied to a fastening portion of the first side. The first and second adhesive regions... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip
20090292271 - Methods and apparatus for buffering anesthetics: A device for delivering buffer solution into a buffer cartridge comprises a needle assembly and a pusher. The septa of a buffer cartridge and an anesthetic cartridge are advanced onto a transfer needle, and the pusher advances a plunger into the buffer cartridge to deliver buffer through the transfer needle... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090292272 - Conical diffuser tip: A catheter assembly is provided having a conical diffuser tip for use in rapid infusion procedures. The conical diffuser tip provides a flared opening whereby the velocity of an infusant is decreased as the infusant travels through the catheter tip and exits into the vascular system of a patient. This... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company
20090292273 - Catheter connection hub: Fluid communication to an end of a catheter is afforded through a connection hub selectively attachable thereto. The connection hub includes a catheter-receiving element and a fluid-coupling element that are relatively rotatable coaxially between one of two states by way of a determinant assembly feature. The first state is an... Agent: Traskbritt, P.C.
20090292274 - Valve connector for medical lines: Valve connector for infusion medical lines including an external tubular body (1) with an inlet end (4) and an outlet end (10), an internal hollow spike (2) and an intermediate sealing member (3) including an elastic head (35) with pre-slit (38) and an elastic hollow element (36) formed with sealing... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC11/19/2009 > 42 patent applications in 33 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20090287134 - Arrangement for extracorporeal circulation of blood: Arrangement for extracorporeal circulation of blood having a generally uniform flow diameter where the risk for stagnation of blood is avoided or reduced. The arrangement comprises a generally circular cylindrical means for temporary expanding the flow diameter, a means for flow expansion (9). The means for flow expansion (9) is... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20090287135 - Catheter: The present invention provides a catheter for extraction that can efficiently extract blood flowing in coronary sinus from coronary artery through coronary vein and has the same operability as catheters used in conventional PCI. The present invention also provides a catheter for extracorporeal circulation that can lessen an introduction number... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.
20090287136 - Method and apparatus for fluid drainage of the eye: An implantable drain for the anterior chamber of the eye for venting fluid therefrom to relieve pressure. The device features a serpentine draining conduit having an aggregate length much longer than a liner conduit. The conduit is engaged within the sclera in a pocket formed under a scleral flap. The... Agent: Donn K. Harms Patent & Trademark Law Center
20090287139 - Irritation-reducing ocular iontophoresis device: The invention provides an ocular iontophoresis device for delivering medication, the device comprising a medication reservoir suitable for being positioned on the eye, at least one medication in solution in the reservoir, an active electrode disposed in the reservoir, and a passive electrode, the device including at least one medication... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20090287138 - Laser assisted therapeutic agent delivery into a targeted tissue: The present invention involves selectively breaking down or altering a blocking tissue by irradiating the blocking tissue with a laser irradiation. Breaking down the blocking tissue allows the delivery of therapeutic agents through the blocking tissue to a target tissue. An area of the blocking tissue is selected for treatment.... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000
20090287137 - Mucosal ablation: An interventional device uses light to diagnose and treat tissue regions near the surface. A high intensity ultraviolet light is used. The interventional device includes a housing adapted for placement inside a body and a flash lamp placed inside the housing. The flash lamp is capable of generating high intensity... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC
20090287141 - Device and method for delivering therapeutic agents to an area of the body: A device, system and method deliver an agent to a soft mass, such as an area of the body, and more specifically the brain. One aspect includes creation of one or more channels, tunnels or grooves in tissue using a relatively small diameter, minimally-invasive stylet and then removing the stylet... Agent: Mark A. Litman & Associates, P.A.
20090287140 - Electrical stimulation and infusion introducer assembly: An electrical stimulation and infusion introducer assembly is provided for connection to an electrical electrode/electrode. The electrode extends through the lumen of an introducer needle of the introducer assembly. The introducer assembly includes a side port for introduction of liquids through the introducer needle without having to remove the electrode.... Agent: Sheridan Ross PC
20090287143 - Small gauge mechanical tissue cutter/aspirator probe for glaucoma surgery: A small gauge mechanical tissue cutter/aspirator probe useful for removing the trabecular meshwork of a human eye has a generally cylindrical outer cannula, an inner cannula that reciprocates in the outer cannula, a port located near or at the distal end of the outer cannula on a side or tip... Agent: Alcon
20090287142 - Ultrasonic treatment apparatus: There is provided an ultrasonic treatment apparatus, which may treat a part of the body to be treated without use of a medical agent. The ultrasonic treatment apparatus comprises a treatment vessel (11), an ultrasonic element, an ultrasonic element driving circuit, and an operation section (13), wherein the treatment vessel... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20090287144 - Pediatric medicine dosage cup, tray, and fabrication method: A cup having a rim and candy coating disposed about the rim. The coating has a flavored layer applied to the rim as a liquid having an acid component, sugar, and flavoring, and a sugar crystal layer applied to the flavored layer before it hardens. The cup may include a... Agent: Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP/seattle
20090287145 - Devices and methods for treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms: Methods and devices with two individual tubes for treating abdominal aortic aneurysm that bypass the aneurysm and are placed from the upper aorta to the iliac arteries. A separate upper cuff may also be provided, to secure the tubes above the aneurysm.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090287146 - Stent delivery system and method of use: A balloon dilation catheter comprising: a tubular member having a proximal end and a distal end and an inflatable balloon disposed at the distal end of the tubular member. The tubular member comprises a first lumen disposed in communication with an interior of the inflatable balloon and a second lumen... Agent: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP (c/o Patent Administrator)
20090287147 - Apparatus and method for providing percutaneous access and medicament to a target surgical site: A method of forming and enlarging a percutaneous penetration is provided. The method includes the step of providing a radially expandable dilation assembly having a needle assembly removably inserted in a axial lumen thereof. The radially expandable dilation assembly includes a radially expandable sleeve body defining a lumen and an... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20090287148 - Joined inflation portions for bifurcation catheter: An example multi-lumen member forming dual inflation portions of a catheter assembly for treating bifurcated vessels includes a main tube defining a main lumen and a main inflation portion. The member includes a side tube defining a side lumen and a side inflation portion, the side tube extending along at... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC
20090287149 - Needleshield assembly & methods of use: A needleshield assembly including an extensible frame, an actuator, a needle and a dispensing device attachment member is disclosed. The extensible frame is capable of moving from a collapsed position to an extended position upon pressure applied to the actuator. In the extended position, the extensible frame both protects the... Agent: Loza & Loza LLP
20090287150 - Universal rechargeable limited reuse assembly for ophthalmic hand piece: The present invention is a universal limited reuse assembly for an ophthalmic hand piece having a power source for providing power to a tip segment, a controller for controlling the operation of the tip segment, a motor with a shaft, a mechanical linkage interface located on an end of the... Agent: Alcon
20090287151 - Bronchotracheal access valve for a bronchoaspiration apparatus: A bronchotracheal access valve for a bronchoaspiration apparatus. The valve is characterized in that the rotation of a second member in a given direction with respect to a first member moves the valve from a configuration in which a conduit communicates hydraulically with a sleeve, to a configuration in which... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC
20090287152 - Burette: A burette (10) to receive liquid from an intravenous supply (29) to deliver liquid to a patient via a tube (30). The burette (10) includes a hollow body (11) that is generally cylindrical configuration and that contains a float valve (24). Liquid level in the chamber (12) of the body... Agent: Carter, Deluca, Farrell & Schmidt, LLP
20090287153 - Device and method for insertion of a cannula of an infusion device: A device for inserting a subcutaneous infusion device into skin of a patient. The device can include a housing, a needle hub including a needle, a sleeve, and a spring engaging the needle hub. The device can also include a cap coupled to the housing, and a retention member configured... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC
20090287154 - Radially compressible blood control valve: An apparatus to control blood flow through an intravenous catheter in accordance with the present invention may include an intravenous catheter adapter and a blood control valve. The blood control valve may be retained within a hollow interior region of the intravenous catheter adapter, and may include a resilient outer... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company
20090287155 - Fixation apparatus for a medical device: A fixation apparatus for attaching a medical device to a patient includes an attachment feature attached to the medical device and configured to cooperate with one or more surgical staples to facilitate stapling of the medical device to the patient. The attachment feature includes a staple receiving portion including two... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.
20090287156 - Fixture for mounting a gastrostomy tube on a base, and gastrostomy button: Fixture for mounting a gastrostomy tube (15) on a base to be applied to the skin around a stoma, said base comprising a connector piece (22) for mounting the tube on the base, characterized in that the connector piece has an external thread (23), and in that the tube and... Agent: Levine & Mandelbaum
20090287157 - Fistula catheter and fistula catheter set: A fistula catheter with a simple structure and with which it is possible to suppress irritation of the wall of the alimentary canal, and a fistula catheter set. A fistula catheter ‘A’ which is fitted in fistulae formed in a patient's abdominal wall and stomach wall consists of an external... Agent: Tyco Healthcare - Edward S. Jarmolowicz
20090287158 - Attachment for a syringe or cartridge: The invention relates to an attachment for a syringe or cartridge having a cannula, wherein the attachment comprises a sealing element, which is molded onto the cannula.... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090287159 - Safety needle with positive flush: A safety needle device and method of supplying fluid to a vascular access port is described. The device may include a base member, a handle member, and a compressible member positioned between the handle member and a compression plate. The compressible member is coupled to a proximal end of a... Agent: Rutan & Tucker, LLP.
20090287160 - Injection nozzle cap: The disclosed subject matter relates to an injection nozzle cap capable of being fittedly inserted in a space between an injection nozzle of a syringe having a cylindrical, female luer-lock fitting and the female luer-lock fitting. The injection nozzle cap can include a base portion and a cylindrical leg portion... Agent: Cermak Kenealy Vaidya & Nakajima LLP
20090287161 - Metered, multiple dose/aliquot syringe: A metered multiple aliquot/dose syringe includes a barrel having an open end and a opposing spaced apart port adapted to receive a needle. A piston is provided and slidably disposed within the barrel through the barrel open end and a push rod is connected to the piston for sliding the... Agent: Allergan, Inc.
20090287162 - Drive mechanisms suitable for use in drug delivery devices: The present disclosure is directed to a dose setting mechanism that may be used with a drug delivery device. The dose setting mechanism may include an inner body having a helical thread along an outer cylindrical surface of the inner body, and a drive sleeve for driving a piston rod... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20090287163 - Access assembly: An access assembly is provided. The access assembly includes an access member defining a central longitudinal axis and having a longitudinal opening therethrough for reception and passage of surgical instrument, the access member dimensioned for positioning within tissue to provide access to underlying tissue, and first and second seal members... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20090287164 - Modular hemostatic valve: A modular hemostatic valve includes a splittable valve body. The splittable body defines a passageway. A sealing element is positioned in the passageway. The sealing element is configured to facilitate the passage of a first medical device, and the splittable valve body is configured to engage a second medical device.... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/indy/cook Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20090287165 - Cannulated device with atraumatic tip for delivering local depot to a joint space and methods of use thereof: Devices for delivery of a pharmaceutical depot is provided. Exemplary device may comprise a cannula defining a working channel between a distal end and a proximal end, wherein the distal end comprises an atraumatic tip. The atraumatic tip may comprise a rounded tip or a soft tip. The cannulated delivery... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department
20090287166 - Integrated device for ischemic treatment: A system and method in accordance with the present invention provides a infusion catheter that is flexible, has such a smooth traction and a low profile to minimize break up of the obstruction when crossing it, can access distal vasculature quickly, is easy to use and readily to be implemented... Agent: Sawyer Law Group PC
20090287167 - Y-port device eliminating abberant currents: A y-port device including a valve positioned proximally to the fluid channel thereby eliminating aberrant currents and dead space within the y-port device. The valve is a septum and penetrable by a probe. The valve is positioned such that the external end may be cleaned and/or sanitized prior to penetration... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company
20090287168 - Method of delivering a skin benefit: A method of providing a skin benefit to the skin including the use of a skin care active and a portable moist heat delivery system comprising: a water vapor generating portion comprising a water vapor source and a heat source; and a water vapor-air regulating portion located at a skin-facing... Agent: K&l Gates LLP
20090287169 - Rectangular metered dispenser with feed-containing piston drive mechanism: A metered dispenser includes a housing including a reciprocal piston drive stem including an inlet opening at a first end thereof, a floating piston at a second end, and a passage between the first and second ends. An inlet valve is provided adjacent the first end for permitting entry of... Agent: Deirdra M. Meagher
20090287170 - Urine collection system: The present invention provides a system for collecting urine, including a housing defining an interior cavity and a trough extending along a substantial length of an exterior surface thereof; a peristaltic pumping mechanism coupled to the housing; a collection receptacle positionable within the trough of the housing, the collection receptacle... Agent: Christopher & Weisberg, P.A.
20090287171 - Absorbent article: An absorbent article in which a plurality of absorbent components is layered, and the absorbent component on top is peeled off after use. The article is configured to inhibit twisting or wrinkling during use. In the absorbent article, the upper absorbent component is layered on the skin-facing surface of the... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20090287172 - Absorbent article with leakage warning systems and method of use thereof: The present invention includes an absorbent article, more specifically, an absorbent article including a leakage warning system. The leakage warning system is located along the outer perimeter of the absorbent article. Fluids activate the leakage warning system. Thus, when fluids reach the outer perimeter of the absorbent article, the leakage... Agent: Trojan Law Offices
20090287173 - Article featuring an interior graphic: An article defines an interior article surface and an exterior article surface and includes an outercover defining an interior outercover surface, and an exterior outercover surface opposite the interior outercover surface. The article also includes at least one active graphic disposed on the interior article surface.... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc. Catherine E. Wolf
20090287174 - Absorbent core: Absorbent core for disposable absorbent articles, particularly for the absorption of menses or blood, including an absorbent polymer and a cationic polysaccharide.... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip
20090287175 - Drapeable absorbent article: An absorbent article including a cover layer, a barrier layer and an absorbent system arranged between the cover layer and the barrier layer, the absorbent article being drapeable and possessing the absorbency attributes required of a sanitary napkin.... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson
20090287176 - Absorbent product comprising a cationic modified starch: Absorbent products for feminine protection, for example sanitary pads, pantiliners or tampons, comprising a cationic modified starch. The starch is modified by a cationizing agent comprising an ammonium group, wherein the degree of substitution of the cationizing agent is from about 0.070 to less than 0.50.... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip
20090287177 - Absorbent product: In an absorbent product in which an absorbent sheet member having an opening and a back sheet are overlapped, a rear pocket is formed between a rear absorbent core of the absorbent sheet member and the back sheet, and side pockets are formed on both sides of the opening. By... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.
20090287179 - Devices, systems, and methods for reshaping a heart valve annulus, including the use of magnetic tools: Implants or systems of implants and methods apply a selected force vector or a selected combination of force vectors within or across the left atrium, which allow mitral valve leaflets to better coapt. The implants or systems of implants and methods make possible rapid deployment, facile endovascular delivery, and full... Agent: Daniel D. Ryan Ryan Kromholz & Manion, S.c.
20090287180 - Disposable pump reservoir and related methods: A device comprises a reusable and a disposable comprising at least one first chamber holding a flow material and a second chamber holding a gas. The disposable is removable from the reusable and maintains sterility when removed from the reusable. Flow metering device provide safety and allow for variably stroke... Agent: Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps LLP
20090287178 - Interosmolar fluid removal: There are many medical situations that require removal of fluid from a patient. There are many ways to remove the fluid but many of these situations have not been solved. Herein, inventions are disclosed that generate osmotic pressure that can be used to remove these fluids very effectively, a technique... Agent: Dardi & Associates, PLLC
20090287181 - Catheter/filament style device and methods for treatment of wounds beneath the surface of the skin: A reduced pressure treatment system includes a filament delivery conduit having a distal end positioned at a subcutaneous tissue site of a patient and a proximal end positioned extracorporeal to the patient. A continuous filament is positioned in the filament delivery conduit such that one end of the continuous filament... Agent: Kinetic Concepts, Inc. C/o Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20090287182 - Expandable iliac sheath and method of use: Disclosed is an expandable transluminal sheath, for introduction into the body while in a first, small cross-sectional area configuration, and subsequent expansion of at least a part of the distal end of the sheath to a second, enlarged cross-sectional configuration. The sheath is configured for use in the vascular system... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090287183 - Expandable transapical sheath and method of use: Disclosed is an expandable transluminal sheath, for introduction into the body while in a first, small cross-sectional area configuration, and subsequent expansion of at least a part of the distal end of the sheath to a second, enlarged cross-sectional configuration. The sheath is configured for use in the vascular system... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090287184 - Autoflush syringe method: A two-chambered, sequentially injectable syringe is disclosed. The syringe has two concentric barrels, substantially cylindrical in shape. The outer barrel has an open end adapted for receiving an inner barrel/first piston. The inner barrel/first piston contains a flushing liquid. The syringe has a second piston slidably movable in the inner... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP
20090287185 - Cardiac targeted delivery of cells: A method of delivering cardiac stem cell and treating damaged cardiac tissue is provided. The method involves isolation of subject's cardiac circulation from the subject's systemic circulation and perfusing a solution comprising stem cells into the cardiac circuit.... Agent: Howson & Howson LLP
20090287187 - Deflectable guide: Described herein are devices and methods for guide catheters having one or more regions of increased flexibility. A flexibility region comprises one tubular segment of the guide catheter with a non-linear longitudinal seam between two non-concentric layers of material having different durometers. A non-linear seam, such as a zig-zag or... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP
20090287186 - Systems and methods for improving catheter hole array efficiency: A peripheral catheter having a catheter tip diffuser for reducing an exit velocity of an infusant within the catheter. Pluralities of diffusion side holes are provided on the tip portion of the catheter. Some examples further include pluralities of annularly arranged, staggered diffusion holes provided on the tip portion of... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company
20090287188 - Steering system with locking mechanism: A steerable device, such as a steerable catheter, may include a control handle and an insertion shaft extending outwardly therefrom. In use, the insertion shaft is navigated to an area of interest for examination and/or treatment thereof. The steerable device may include a steering system that controls the deflection angle... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC
20090287189 - Optimal radiopaque catheter: A vascular catheter embedded with a radiopaque material providing a distinct, non-physiological pattern that may be easily detected on a radiograph. The radiopaque material may be embedded within the wall of the catheter in an open wound, helical formation. Detection of the catheter by x-ray is increased due to the... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company
20090287190 - Tissue transfer method and apparatus: A system in accordance with embodiments of the present invention includes a cannula interconnected to a collection vessel by a flexible conduit. The collection vessel can comprise an impermeable or permeable collection vessel. The collection vessel is contained within a collection container, and can feature a tapered end. An air... Agent: Sheridan Ross PC
20090287191 - Circulatory monitoring systems and methods: Systems and methods are described for obtaining and acting upon information indicative of circulatory health and related phenomena in human beings or other subjects.... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene11/12/2009 > 42 patent applications in 33 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
11/05/2009 > 42 patent applications in 33 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20090275874 - Absorbent and column for extracorporeal circulation: The present invention provides an absorbent which can remove cells present in blood including activated leukocytes such as granulocytes and monocytes, and cancer cells as well as can remove cytokines which facilitate the activation of the remaining cells, and further has no concern for pressure loss and has high configuration... Agent: Kubovcik & Kubovcik
20090275876 - Device and method for establishing an artificial arterio-venous fistula: A shunt rivet for implantation in the aorta and inferior vena cava to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and a method of treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP
20090275877 - Method of enhancing electrotransport polypeptide flux by amino acid substitution with histidine: Methods of modifying polypeptide drugs in order to enhance their transdermal electrotransport flux are provided. The polypeptide is modified by substituting a histidine residue (His) for one or more glutamine (Gln), threonine (Thr) and/or asparagine (Asn) residue(s). The His for Gln substitution is particularly preferred from the standpoint of retaining... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP
20090275878 - Steerable catheter device and method for the chemoembolization and/or embolization of vascular structures, tumours and/or organs: The steerable catheter comprises a flexible tube, inside of which different conducts are arranged: one or more conducts for drug administration, vacuum conducts associated with different radiofrequency electrodes, conducts for the conductive wires that conducts the radiofrequency energy to the distal end of the catheter, conducts for the fibre optic... Agent: Dowell & Dowell P.C.
20090275879 - Method for treating subcutaneous tissues: An apparatus and method for treating subcutaneous tissues using acoustic waves in the range of low acoustic pressure ultrasound waves is disclosed. The method includes injections of enhancing agents, wherein disruption of subcutaneous tissues and subcutaneous cavitational bioeffects are produced by ultrasound waves having a power that will not produce... Agent: Fulwider Patton LLP
20090275880 - Valve assembly: A valve assembly for the sealed reception of an elongated object is provided. The assembly includes a valve body defining at least one opening configured and dimensioned to permit entry of an elongated object and defining a central longitudinal axis, and an elongated seal member having a resilient sealing structure... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20090275881 - Optimizing therapy outcomes for peritoneal dialysis: Peritoneal dialysis therapy outcomes have been calculated for a variety of dwell times of peritoneal dialysis fluids in the peritoneal cavities of dialysis patients using kinetic modeling. The length of dwell time should not be the same for every patient, but should vary according to the patient condition and needs.... Agent: K&l Gates LLP
20090275882 - Stent for irrigation and delivery of medication: A stent comprises a flexible tube having a proximal end, a distal end, and a passageway extending from said proximal end toward said distal end. A first generally straight tube segment extends from the proximal end while a first generally curved segment-extends from an end region of the first generally... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP
20090275883 - Smart patient transfer set for peritoneal dialysis: A peritoneal dialysis system includes: a dialysis fluid container associated with an identifier; a reader for reading the identifier; a signal transmitter for communicating data based on the identifier; and a patient transfer set for semi-permanent connection to a patient, the patient transfer set including: (i) a signal receiver for... Agent: K&l Gates LLP
20090275884 - Use of nucleic acids with reduced pressure therapy: Provided is a method of treating a wound site. Also provided is a system for treating a wound site. Additionally provided is the use of reduced pressure and a nucleic acid that promotes wound healing for treatment of a wound site. Further provided is the use of a nucleic acid... Agent: Kinetic Concepts, Inc. C/o Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20090275885 - Guide wire extension for shape memory polymer occlusion removal devices: A flexible extension for a shape memory polymer occlusion removal device. A shape memory polymer instrument is transported through a vessel via a catheter. A flexible elongated unit is operatively connected to the distal end of the shape memory polymer instrument to enhance maneuverability through tortuous paths en route to... Agent: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC
20090275886 - Display for an insulin pump: This document discusses, among other things, an apparatus comprising a pump configured to deliver insulin, a processor, and a user interface including a bistable display. A display element of the bistable display is placed in one of two stable orientations upon application of a biasing voltage and stays in the... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20090275887 - Infusion pump system: Some embodiments of a portable infusion pump system can be configured to can be configured to adjust the sensitivity of particular detectors or alert systems based (at least in part) on information received from a monitoring device. For example, a glucose monitoring device can communication with an infusion pump assembly... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20090275888 - Fluid dispenser with additive sub-system: A compact fluid dispenser for use in controllably dispensing fluid medicaments, such as, antibiotics, analgesics, and like medicinal agents from the device reservoir which is provided in the form of a novel bellows-type assembly. The fluid dispenser includes a unique stored energy mechanism which takes the form of a constant... Agent: James E. Brunton, Esq.
20090275889 - Intravascular catheter device for selective occlusion of iliac vasculature: An improved catheter device for selectively isolating and occluding a portion of the iliac vasculature of a patient includes an elongate hollow catheter shaft which is advanceable though the vascular system of the patient. The catheter shaft has a proximal portion that extends out from the patient and a distal... Agent: Sundaram Ravikumar
20090275890 - Expandable surgical access device and methods of use: An expandable surgical access device can include an elongate member comprising an expansion lumen between a proximal end and a distal end, and an expandable body operably attached to the distal end of the elongate member. The expandable body can be inserted to an internal location in a body in... Agent: Kilpatrick Stockton LLP
20090275891 - Self-locking, self-blunting safety needle system and syringe: A safety needle locking device, which may be used with a syringe, consisting of a Blunting Member (19). The Needle (16) has a Needle Curvature (25) which allows locking of the Blunting Member (19) within the needle with the indent (27). The blunting member also has a Puncture Tip Protector... Agent: Arpita Agrawal
20090275892 - Regional anesthesia system and cart: A regional anesthesia system and a cart for aiding in the placement of a regional anesthesia block without the need of ancillary assistance. The invention includes equipment for use in the performance of a regional anesthesia block which is carried on a cart for transporting and providing a stable foundation... Agent: Hasse & Nesbitt LLC
20090275893 - Instrument port for minimally invasive cardiac surgery: An instrument port for introducing instruments into a surgical site, including a port body having a channel running therethrough from a proximal end to a distal end, an instrument sleeve in slidable contact with the channel, creating a gap therebetween, and fluid flow for removing emboli efficiently from the instrument... Agent: Kohn & Associates, PLLC
20090275895 - drug delivery device for infusion of several portions of drug: A drug delivery device (1) for delivering fluid drug, preferably liquid drug. The device (1) comprises means for receiving and retaining a reservoir (5) containing drug. The retaining means (13, 14) is movable between a locking state, in which the reservoir (5) is retained, and an unlocking state, in which... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department
20090275896 - Infusion pump assembly: A wearable infusion pump assembly includes a reservoir for receiving an infusible fluid, and an external infusion set configured to deliver the infusible fluid to a user. A fluid delivery system is configured to deliver the infusible fluid from the reservoir to the external infusion set. The fluid delivery system... Agent: Holland & Knight LLP
20090275894 - Transvenous soaker catheter: A system and method for infusing a fluid medicament requires an indwelling catheter having an infusion member affixed to its distal end. A source of the fluid medicament is connected in fluid communication with the catheter's proximal end. In use, the catheter is positioned in the venous system of a... Agent: Nydegger & Associates
20090275897 - Tubing misload detection mechanism for an infusion pump: When a door unit 20 is to be closed with respect to a pump body 10 in a misloaded state of an infusion tube 40, a misload detection inner door 25 is pressed by the infusion tube 40 to operate on a handle lock part 23A provided to a handle... Agent: Studebaker & Brackett PC
20090275898 - Self-sealing cannula: A cannula assembly for performing a surgical includes a cannula defining a longitudinal axis and having a longitudinal passageway extending therethrough, a seal for substantially sealing the longitudinal passageway within the cannula in the absence of an object being received through the passageway and an elongated membrane disposed within the... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20090275899 - Apparatus for treating subcutaneous tissues: An apparatus and method for treating subcutaneous tissues using acoustic waves in the range of low acoustic pressure ultrasound waves is disclosed. The method includes injections of enhancing agents, wherein disruption of subcutaneous tissues and subcutaneous cavitational bioeffects are produced by ultrasound waves having a power that will not produce... Agent: Fulwider Patton LLP
20090275900 - Syringe for injection control device: A specially designed syringe, without the need for finger holds is described, for use in an injection control device. The specially designed syringe is tailored for easy loading and use with the injection control device. The injection control device provides a metered or controlled injection and/or extraction rate proportional to... Agent: The Nath Law Group
20090275901 - Rotationally activated blood control: A medical device having a vascular access device including a rotationally activated flow control valve having, a body including a distal adapter and a proximal adapter defining a lumen extending therethrough and a septum. A method of use in which the connection of first and second medical devices results in... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company
20090275902 - Fluid delivery system for surgical instruments: There is provided a penetratable toothed fastener for clamping tissue during surgery. The toothed fastener includes first and second legs each having longitudinal rows of transverse teeth and a securing member configured to pass through the transverse teeth to hold first and second legs closed relative to each other and... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20090275903 - Stent for irrigation and delivery of medication: A stent comprises a flexible tube having a proximal end, a distal end, and a passageway extending from said proximal end toward said distal end. A first generally straight tube segment extends from the proximal end while a first generally curved segment extends from an end region of the first... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP
20090275904 - Sheet assemblies with releasable medicaments: A sheet assembly comprises an insoluble layer disposed to define an inner reservoir and a medicament disposed in the inner reservoir. A garment is formed from said textile assembly.... Agent: Ladas & Parry
20090275905 - Canister having fluid flow control: A canister for use with a medical suction or aspiration device has a first fluid chamber and a second fluid chamber. The first fluid chamber has an inlet. The second fluid chamber has an outlet port. A splash baffle is disposed between the first fluid chamber and the second fluid... Agent: Macmillan Sobanski & Todd, LLC
20090275906 - Absorbent article comprising a thin film including an active agent: An absorbent article such as a diaper, panty diaper, panty liner, sanitary napkin or incontinence device, wherein at least one part of the absorbent article carries a film having at least one monomolecular layer of a polymer having a functional group and an active agent, in particular to an absorbent... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20090275907 - Absorbent sanitary article for absorbing body fluid: Disclosed is an absorbent sanitary article for absorbing body fluids which comprises a matrix containing metallic silver, wherein the silver is present bound to a fiber 24 exclusively on the surface thereof.... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP
20090275908 - Absorbent articles capable of indicating the presence of urine: In accordance with one embodiment of the present disclosure a method for detecting urine is described. The method includes contacting urine with a substrate. The substrate includes charged cellulosic fibers having a color-changing composition immobilized thereon, the color-changing composition including a pH indicator, pH adjuster, and a wettability agent, wherein... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.
20090275909 - Sheet member, high-density region-containing sheet manufacturing method and disposable diaper using sheet member: A high-density region-containing sheet having a high-density region and a low-density region, a sheet member produced by joining the high-density region of the high-density region-containing sheet to an elastic member, and a disposable diaper using the sheet member as its chassis are provided. A sheet in a soft state by... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP
20090275910 - Method for manufacturing a three dimensionally shaped article comprising hip/thigh panels and a hoop from a plus-shaped blank, and such an article: The present invention relates to a method for the high production speed manufacturing of articles comprising a closed or hoop structure, such as garments like pants, or absorbent articles like diapers, having a waist- and leg hoops.... Agent: David A. Guerra International Patent Group, LLC
20090275911 - Pants-type disposable sanitary article with improved fit: The disclosure relates to a disposable absorbent hygiene item in the form of a pair of knickers, said item comprising a central absorption part, an outer envelope forming a base structure comprising a waist edge which is closed all the way round in the peripheral direction and forms an opening... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/ann Arbor
20090275912 - Absorbent article having drawstring members: An absorbent article with a drawstring member that is at least partially inelastic.... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip
20090275913 - Devices, apparatus, and methods for bilateral approach to disc augmentation: A method of augmenting a nucleus pulposus of an intervertebral disc comprises forming a first opening in an annulus of the intervertebral disc and forming a second opening in the annulus of the intervertebral disc. The method further comprises providing a space creation instrument including an expandable spacing device and... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen C. Johnson,IPLegal Department
20090275914 - Medication delivery device: The present invention relates to a medication delivery device, to dosing mechanisms suitable for use in medication delivery devices, in particular in pen-type injectors, preferably having dose setting means and a drive device enabling the administration of a medicinal product from a single- or multi-dose medication cartridge, to a use... Agent: Andrea Q. Ryan Sanofi-aventis U.s. LLC
20090275915 - Medication delivery device: The present invention relates to a medication delivery device, to dosing mechanisms suitable for use in medication delivery devices, in particular in pen-type injectors, preferably having dose setting means and a drive device enabling the administration of a medicinal product from a multi-dose medication cartridge, to a use of such... Agent: Andrea Q. Ryan Sanofi-aventis U.s. LLC
20090275916 - Medication delivery device: The present invention relates to a medication delivery device, to dosing mechanisms suitable for use in such medication delivery device, in particular in pen-type injectors, preferably having a dose setting member and a drive device enabling the dose setting and the administration of a medicinal product from a multi-dose medication... Agent: Andrea Q. Ryan Sanofi-aventis U.s. LLC
20090275917 - Skin treatment system and method: A skin treatment system is provided for applying liquid medication through a controlled intra-dermal injection. The skin treatment system includes a microinjector unit with a proximal end and an opposing distal end. The proximal end of the microinjector unit may be press fitted or twist fit to a distal end... Agent: Stetina Brunda Garred & Brucker
20090275918 - Pancreatic delivery catheter: Pancreatic delivery catheters which facilitate direct intravascular access to the pancreas are described herein. A catheter which is configured particularly for pancreatic access may generally comprise a distal section which defines three curves each extending in an alternating pattern and a proximal section with an additional curve in an opposing... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP
20090275919 - Balloon deployment device and method: Embodiments of the present invention provide systems and methods for deploying and/or retrieving a balloon configured to at least partially occlude a vessel, such as the coronary sinus. More particularly, embodiments of the present invention provide a stylet and a balloon catheter configured such that the stylet can be inserted... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
20090275920 - Systems and methods for treating a vessel using focused force: Systems and methods for treating a vessel include devices having a main elongated element with a balloon at its distal end, an auxiliary elongated element wherein a distal end of the auxiliary elongated element is proximal to the balloon, and a core wire having a internal core wire portion and... Agent: Daniel J Swirsky
20090275921 - Indexing cell delivery catheter: An insertion device with an insertion axis includes an axial actuator with a first portion and a second portion. The first portion is moveable along the insertion axis relative to the second portion. The insertion device further includes a first tube coupled to the first portion of the axial actuator,... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090275922 - Manually-actuated reduced pressure treatment system having regulated pressure capabilities: A reduced pressure treatment apparatus includes a charging chamber storing a first pressure less than an ambient pressure and a regulated chamber storing a second pressure less than the ambient pressure. The first pressure is less than the second pressure. A conduit provides fluid communication between the regulated chamber and... Agent: Kinetic Concepts, Inc. C/o Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20090275923 - Electronic capsule for treating gastrointestinal disease: The present invention discloses an ingestible capsule containing drug and a method for controlled administration of the drug in a mammal for treatment of a disease of the GI tract. The capsule has electronic control means for dispensing the drug substantially to the diseased tissue sites of the GI tract,... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20090275925 - Device for the controlled release of a substance: An implantable drug delivery system is proposed which does not need internal electronics, but can be activated from outside the body. The system comprises a device (10) for the controlled release of a substance, the device (10) comprising at least one compartment (20) in a substrate (11), the compartment (20)... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20090275924 - Systems and methods for monitoring and controlling internal pressure of an eye or body part: Systems and methods for automatically monitoring and controlling pressure in a body part are disclosed. The systems include an implantable tube with one open end of the tube implanted in the body part, an implantable valve coupled with the tube having at least one open state and a closed state,... Agent: Wilmerhale/dcPrevious industry: Surgery: splint, brace, or bandage
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