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Surgery December patent applications/inventions, industry category 12/09

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12/31/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20090326431 - Tubular vascular transplant: A tubular vascular transplant (1, 1′, 1″, 1′″) serves for connecting vessels in the human body. The transplant, in particular made of expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE), can preferably be used for an arteriovenous shunt for carrying out a dialysis. The transplant is connected by its first, proximal end to a vessel,... Agent: Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC

20090326432 - Ocular implant: In order to achieve this object, the ocular implant according to the invention comprises a small tube (5), the wall surface (3) of which encloses a hollow duct that is open on both sides in the longitudinal direction of the hollow duct, wherein a first opening (1) allowing ocular humor... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP

20090326433 - Implantable device for the treatment of obesity: A method for placing an implant within a hollow body organ by providing a member with distal and proximal ends. The member has at least one tensioning tether with a first end attached to at least one of the distal and proximal end and a second ends attached to the... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090326434 - Anti-microbial photodynamic therapy: Antimicrobial molecular conjugates for the treatment and prevention of infectious diseases caused by pathogenic microorganisms in human and animals are provided. The key to these conjugates is a special spacer connecting at least one photosensitizer to a microorganism receptor (vector) which in turn binds selectively to the surface of a... Agent: Bolesh J. Skutnik Ceramoptec Industries, Inc.

20090326437 - Device for treating the skin: A device for treating the skin, for instance for removing body hair. The device includes a working head, which includes an irradiating device for irradiating the skin surface to be treated, preferably by means of light; a contact surface surrounding the irradiating device for supporting the working head on the... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20090326436 - Electroporation to deliver chemotherapeutics and enhance tumor regression: A method is disclosed for disrupting capillary blood flow and trapping materials such as chemotherapeutic agents in undesirable tissue, including cells of a cancerous or non-cancerous tumor. The method involves the placement of electrodes into or near the vicinity of capillary vessels supplying blood to capillaries in the undesirable tissue,... Agent: Uc Berkeley - Otl Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

20090326438 - Method for sterilizing and disinfecting body tissues by ising iontophoresis and the medical device: An iontophoresis-based medical device comprising a positive electrode section, a negative electrode section, a power source supplying an electric current to the positive electrode section and negative electrode section and a controller controlling the current value and conduction time of the electric current, the iontrophoresis-based medical device for allowing the... Agent: Kubovcik & Kubovcik

20090326435 - Systems and methods for treating superficial venous malformations like varicose or spider veins: Systems and methods treat superficial venous malformations, such as varicose or spider veins. The systems and methods distribute a reactive agent, e.g., a light-reactive agent such as talaporfin sodium or verteporfin, at or near an inner wall of a superficial feeder vein leading to the varicose or spider veins. The... Agent: Ryan Kromholz & Manion, S.c.

20090326439 - High pressure pre-burst for improved fluid delivery: A needle with multiple injection ports is used in connection with a high-pressure injection system to infuse a treatment solution into a treatment area below the dermis of the skin. The needle has multiple tines that extend outwardly from the injection ports while inside the treatment area to disrupt tissue... Agent: Fulwider Patton LLP

20090326440 - Piezotome for maxillary sinus operation: A piezotome operation unit for lifting a maxillary sinus at a position of placement of an implant upon lifting the maxillary sinus, which forms and enlarges the vertical hole with ease in a remaining bone of the maxillary sinus though vertical approaching, and upon forming a lateral window below a... Agent: Thomas M. Galgano

20090326441 - Ultrasonic enhanced microneedles: The invention provides an injection device for injecting a substance into a subject. The device comprises an injector and an enhancer for enhancing the rate of penetration of the substance into the subject. The injector comprises a microneedle support and at least one microneedle extending from a first surface of... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090326442 - Dosage dispensing canister: A one dose at a time, non-pressurised fluid dispensing canister from which the or each dose is dispensed as a result of two surfaces (21, 22) of the canister moving towards one another under the control of the user,—characterised in that the canister incorporates a mechanism which, once a first... Agent: Renner Otto Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090326443 - Preparatory dispensation systems and methods: Methods and systems are described for receiving wireless control signal content into a module containing one or more active ingredients and causing one or more dispensations from the module according to a programmatic dispensation profile partly dependent on the wireless control signal content and partly dependent on an attribute of... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

20090326444 - Double-sided adhesive sheet: The double-sided adhesive sheet (500) includes first, second, third and fourth peel sheets (510,520,530,540), and a sheet body 501. Each peel sheet has first, second, third and fourth affixing portion (511,521,531,541) affixed to the surface of the sheet body, and first, second, third and fourth peeling portion (512,522,532,542) not affixed... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090326445 - User interface for delivery system comprising diary function: The invention provides a device for displaying information, comprising storage means for storing data, display means adapted to display data to a user, and user input means. The data is organized as data units, each data unit comprising time data, type data and information data, and the display means is... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department

20090326446 - Needleless injection device with double stopper with low pressure profiles: The present invention relates to a needleless injection device (1) comprising a reservoir (3), obturated by an upstream stopper (4) and a downstream stopper (5) between which a liquid active principle (6) is accommodated, and a receptacle (7) comprising at least one injection conduit (8), said receptacle comprising a cavity... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090326447 - Transdermal delivery apparatus and method: An apparatus and method for applying a beneficial agent to the skin is disclosed in one embodiment of the invention as including first and second chemical reactants, each being compatible with the skin. The first and second chemical reactants react with one another to generate a beneficial agent and enhance... Agent: David B. Fonda

20090326448 - Sterile drug-mixing syringe: The invention is directed to a menstruum prepositioned type sterile drug-mixing syringe and a menstruum separately positioned type sterile drug-mixing syringe including a shell, a needle, a piston and a push-pull rod assembly. The syringe further includes a menstruum bottle, a solute bottle, a sliding sleeve and a needle loading... Agent: Knoble, Yoshida & Dunleavy

20090326449 - Control apparatus of catheter feeder: The invention is disclosed to a control apparatus of catheter feeder. It comprises two rotatable mechanisms and a transmittal device that can propel the guidewire into continuous motion comprising moving forward, moving backward, moving clockwise, and moving counter-clockwise. The invention comprises of a square frame and three gears that are... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090326450 - Steerable medical device: A steerable medical device is used to controllably introduce a guidewire or other medical instrument into a body of a patient and direct placement of the guidewire or other medical instrument in the body of the patient. The steerable medical device can include an elongated member, a steering mechanism, and... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group

20090326451 - Passive reuse prevention syringe that uses a retaining ring lock: A syringe assembly includes a syringe barrel having an inside surface defining a chamber and an outlet. A plunger assembly is disposed within the syringe barrel and includes an elongate plunger rod having a distal end surface, a plunger head having a distal sealing surface and a proximal end surface... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20090326452 - Intradermal needle: An intradermal needle assembly that is attachable to a prefillable container intended for intradermally injecting substances into an animal includes a needle cannula supported by a hub portion. The hub portion is adapted to receive the prefillable container just prior to administering the intradermal injection. A limiter portion surrounds the... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20090326454 - Disposable infusion device with cannula port cover: A disposable wearable infusion device comprises a body arranged to be adhered to a patient's skin and to receive a cannula to extend from the infusion device to beneath the patient's skin, a reservoir for holding a liquid medicament to be infused into the patient, and a pump that displaces... Agent: Graybeal Jackson LLP

20090326455 - Disposable infusion device with occlusion detector: A disposable wearable infusion device comprises a reservoir that holds a liquid medicament and a cannula having a distal end that delivers the liquid medicament to a patient The device further comprises a pump that displaces a volume of the liquid medicament along a path to the cannula when actuated... Agent: Graybeal Jackson LLP

20090326456 - Disposable infusion device with prime indicator: A disposable wearable infusion device comprises a base that is arranged to adhere to the surface of a patient, a source arranged to provide a liquid medicament to be delivered to a patient, an outlet through which the medicament is delivered to the patient, a pump that pumps the medicament,... Agent: Graybeal Jackson LLP

20090326453 - Disposable infusion device with redundant valved safety: A wearable infusion device comprises a reservoir that holds a liquid medicament, an outlet port that delivers the liquid medicament to a patient, a pump that holds a volume of the liquid medicament received from the reservoir and displaces substantially all of the volume of the liquid medicament when actuated,... Agent: Graybeal Jackson LLP

20090326457 - Volumetric micropump: The invention relates to a drug infusion device which may include a remote control unit and/or remote control unit capable of sampling and analyzing blood and interstitial bodily fluids. More particularly, the invention also describes a mechanism for delivering a fluid medication from a reservoir to a patient using a... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090326458 - Reservoir plunger head systems and methods: A plunger head moveable in an axial direction within a reservoir having an interior volume for containing fluidic media may have a first portion in contact with fluidic media when fluidic media is in the interior volume of the reservoir, the first portion comprising a first material compatible with fluidic... Agent: Foley & Lardner

20090326459 - Drive mechanism and method of use: Described is a drive mechanism for a drug infusion pump. In one embodiment, an in-line drive mechanism is provided that includes a motor operatively coupled to a lead screw, which is configured to engage a piston. The piston includes a cavity to receive the motor and the lead screw such... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090326460 - Access cannula with hinge restrictor: A cannula assembly adapted to facilitate the percutaneous introduction of surgical instrumentation. In particular, the cannula assembly includes a cannula housing and a cannula member incorporating an restrictor hinge. The restrictor hinge is configured and dimensioned to transition from a first, initial stage in which an initial internal dimension is... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20090326461 - Low profile instrument access device: A low profile surgical access device includes an elongated cannula having an opening defined at a proximal end thereof including an inner peripheral surface dimensioned to facilitate passage of instrumentation therethrough and an outer peripheral surface configured to operatively engage and removably secure to tissue via, e.g., fixation ribs, adhesive,... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20090326462 - Multi-lumen access port: An access device includes a body, a first tube, a second tube, and a mechanism. The first and second tubes extend through the body. The mechanism operably couples the first and second tubes such that at least one tube is pivotable about an axis with respect to the other tube.... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20090326465 - Access assembly: A surgical access assembly includes a base defining a central axis and having an opening for receipt of a surgical instrument and an elongated member extending from the base. The elongated member may define a passage for passage of the surgical instrument. The elongated member is adapted to assume a... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20090326463 - Iris seal for single incision surgery: The present disclosure is directed to a surgical portal apparatus for use during a minimally invasive procedure. In one aspect, the apparatus includes a housing and a portal member extending distally from the housing, defining a longitudinal axis. The apparatus also has an iris seal including a plurality of leaf... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20090326468 - Pressurized surgical valve: A surgical access assembly for use during the course of a minimally invasive procedure includes a pump assembly to selectively communicate to and from the seal member such that the seal may transition from a first condition to at least one subsequent condition. In the first condition, the seal member... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20090326467 - Surgical portal apparatus with waffle seal: A surgical portal apparatus includes a portal housing, an elongated portal member connected to the portal housing and depending therefrom, and a seal member comprising a resilient material and being mounted to the portal housing. The portal housing and the portal member have an axial bore for reception and passage... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20090326466 - Surgical portal assembly: A surgical portal assembly includes a portal member adapted for positioning within tissue. The portal member defines a central longitudinal axis and has a longitudinal passageway for permitting passage of a surgical object. In addition, the portal member includes a seal mount. A seal member is mounted within the seal... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20090326464 - Trocar assembly with radially moveable housing: A surgical access assembly includes a cannula, a housing mounted to the cannula, and a seal disposed within the cannula. The cannula is adapted for insertion through tissue to permit access to an underlying tissue site. The cannula defines a longitudinal axis and has a longitudinal passageway for passage of... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20090326469 - Surgical access instrument including a valve with dynamic fluid: A surgical access instrument for use during the course of a minimally invasive surgical procedure, includes an access member defining a longitudinal axis and having a longitudinal opening for reception and passage of a surgical object, a valve membrane mounted to the access member defining at least one internal cavity... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20090326470 - Anchor device and method: Some embodiments of an anchor device may include bendable anchor mechanism that is deployable in a subcutaneous layer to releasably secure the anchor device to a patient's body. Certain embodiments of the anchor mechanism may include one or more barbs that flexibly bend in response to an insertion or removal... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090326471 - Anchoring screw device: The present invention, the ASD, is a mechanical device for anchoring hollow tube-like structures in the human body, such as blood vessels and ureters. It facilates positioning needles or catheters in blood vessels and it prevents those from dropping out of the vessel or from “wandering off” in the vessel.... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw

20090326472 - Disposable infusion device with automatically releasable cannula driver: An infusion system comprises a disposable wearable infusion device having a body arranged to be adhered to a patient's skin and a reservoir for holding a liquid medicament to be infused into the patient through a cannula extending from the device body to beneath the patient's skin. The system further... Agent: Graybeal Jackson LLP

20090326473 - System for anchoring medical devices: Some embodiments of a medical device anchor system include an anchor device that receives a catheter (or other medical instrument) and secures the catheter in place relative to a skin penetration point. In some embodiments, the anchor device can secure the catheter in an operative position relative to the skin... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090326474 - Universal strap device: An anchoring system secures a medical article to the body of a patient and arrests movement of the catheter. The anchoring system includes an anchor pad that adheres to the patient's skin, a retainer supported by the anchor pad, and a strap attached to the retainer. The anchoring system can... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090326475 - Syringe assembly with plunger having a secondary dispensing reservoir: A syringe assembly is disclosed which includes a syringe body defining a first fluid reservoir and a fluid outlet. A plunger assembly includes a plunger rod and a plunger. The plunger is supported on a distal end of the plunger rod and defines a second fluid reservoir. The plunger is... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20090326476 - Safety device actuation system: The present disclosure relates to a safety needle assembly that includes a syringe and a safety mechanism. The safety mechanism includes a housing defining an internal cavity, a shield member at least partially disposed within the internal cavity, and first and second locking members that are configured to selectively engage... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20090326477 - Medical needle safety devices: A safety device for shielding the sharp tip of a medical needle has a needle mount which either directly supports a medical needle, or indirectly supports the needle for instance where the needle is provided as a part of a syringe. A sleeve is carried directly or indirectly on the... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP

20090326478 - Syringe-attached topical anesthetic dispenser: A topical anesthetic dispenser is releasably attachable to a pre-filled disposable syringe. A clip receives the barrel of the syringe. The clip includes a receptacle portion receiving a pre-filled cannister of a topical numbing agent and includes a generally cylindrical chamber portion receivable within the receptacle portion of the clip... Agent: H. Jay Spiegel - H. Jay Spiegel & Associates

20090326479 - Syringe with adjustable two piece plunger rod: Medical devices comprising a syringe barrel and a two-piece plunger rod are provided. According to one or more embodiments, the two-piece plunger rod includes a distal portion and proximal portion slidably mounted to the distal portion. The distal and proximal portions include a tab and plurality of grooves which engage... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20090326482 - Computer controlled drug delivery system with dynamic pressure sensing: Apparatus administers dental anesthetic to intraligamentary tissue with a drive unit and handpiece with injection needle connected by flexible tube to the unit. The drug is passes to the tissue at an instantaneous pressure at the needle tip that varies due to placement. A minimum threshold pressure is desired for... Agent: Notaro & Michalos P.C.

20090326480 - Controlled flow administration set: A flow control device (10) includes a connector (12) defining a first receiving formation (14) for receiving a first conduit, a second receiving formation (18) for receiving a second conduit and a cross member (22) separating the first receiving formation (14) and the second receiving formation (16). An orifice plate... Agent: Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLPIPDepartment

20090326481 - Discriminating oral-tip adaptor: An adaptor for discriminating connection of an oral tip of a source of liquid enteral product to a feeding line. In one embodiment, the adaptor includes an internal stop in the body having a contact surface that is angled with respect to a transverse plane extending generally transverse to the... Agent: Tyco Healthcare - Edward S. Jarmolowicz

20090326483 - Valve assembly including a dissolvable valve member: A valve assembly is provided which includes a housing having an inlet end and an outlet end and defining a fluid channel and a central chamber. A dissolvable valve member is positioned to obstruct flow through the channel within the chamber. The dissolvable valve member is formed of a material... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20090326484 - Long nose manipulatable catheter: A long nose manipulatable catheter is described herein. The catheter generally comprises a flexible joint region defining a main lumen and an adjacent wire lumen. The wire lumen has an opening near or at a distal end of the flexible joint region and a push/pull wire can be pushed or... Agent: Fulwider Patton LLP

20090326486 - Apparatus to inject fluids into bone marrow and other target sites: Apparatus for delivering a quantity of fluid to bone marrow of a bone or providing access to remove fluids from a target site is provided. The apparatus may include a driver, a plunger operating and cartridge assembly mechanism, a cartridge assembly having a fluid reservoir and a bone penetrating needle.... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P. Patent Department

20090326485 - Blunt tip vial access cannula and method for manufacture: A method of manufacturing a metal cannula is disclosed. The method includes the step of providing a metal cannula having a longitudinal axis and defining a fluid channel. Next, the metal cannula is pressed to substantially close the fluid channel and define a first segment and a second segment. In... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20090326487 - Apparatus for enhancing wound healing: A wound therapy apparatus for enhancing healing of a wound includes a wound dressing configured for placement over the wound to define a reservoir over the wound in which a wound contact fluid may be maintained by forming a substantially fluid-tight seal around the wound. An elastic bladder member defined... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20090326489 - Applicator for a water jet separating apparatus: In order to provide a work area that is as large as possible, and to shield off the environment, and in order to simultaneously provide for a mobile application, the discharge nozzle (11) and the suction opening (12) are disposed in a protective cover (6, 6′, 6″, 6′″). The protective... Agent: Walter Ottesen

20090326488 - Canister, suction device and system for vacuum treatment securing a fixed treatment pressure: A canister, suction device and system for collection of effluents, in particular exudates, from a wound during vacuum treatment comprises a pump head (112) and a regulator (120) regulating the pressure in the wound (102) to secure a fixed treatment pressure. The regulator (120) may regulate the pressure by sensing... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20090326490 - Fecal incontinence collection device and method of use: A fecal collection device has a base with a substantially closed proximal end and a substantially open distal end. The base includes a first balloon positioned about an outer surface of the proximal end and a second balloon positioned next to the first balloon. The device also has a catheter... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc. Tara Pohlkotte

20090326494 - Absorbent article: A wetness indicator composition contains (a) 0.1% to 5% by weight of a pH indicator that is substantially colorless at pH 7 and develops a color in an acidic environment, (b) 20% to 90% by weight of a surfactant, (c) 5% to 55% by weight of a polyalkylene glycol, (d)... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090326492 - Absorbent article featuring leakage warning: An absorbent article for preventing leakage is presented and includes an absorbent assembly having an absorbent assembly perimeter and a leakage warning element disposed adjacent a portion of the perimeter, wherein the leakage warning element is adapted to provide a physical sensation indicating a fullness level of the absorbent assembly,... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc. Tara Pohlkotte

20090326493 - Excrement detection sensor: An excrement detection sensor in which two pairs of conductors 1, 2 and 3, 4 are formed between a carrier body 6 and a coating body 7 both having water-proof property and insulating property, wherein the cover body is formed with an urine introduction port 8 correlating the paired conductors... Agent: Butzel LongIPDocketing Dept

20090326491 - Methods for assisting caregivers in facilitating toilet training: A method for assisting a caregiver in determining when to select a next generation product for facilitating toilet training. The method includes the steps of providing information to a caregiver about a second absorbent product, such as a next generation product, while the caregiver is using a first absorbent product... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.

20090326495 - Collection pouches in absorbent articles: Absorbent articles having a pouch for the collection of bodily waste are generally disclosed. The pouch can generally be located on or within the wearer contacting surface of an absorbent article. The pouch can have an opening ready to receive the bodily waste or can include a pouch opening mechanism.... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.

20090326497 - Dehydratable hygiene articles: A dehydratable hygiene article contains a lower layer which is impermeable to aqueous liquids, an upper layer which is permeable to aqueous liquids, a core disposed between the lower and upper layer and absorbs aqueous liquids, and a trigger system containing a superabsorbent material which is capable of absorbing aqueous... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20090326498 - Hydrophilic gel from reactive hydrophilic oligomers: Hydrophilic compositions are described, which are prepared from a first oligomer containing pendent polymerizable groups and pendent hydrophilic groups, crosslinked with a co-reactive second component oligomer possessing photoinitiator groups. The compositions may be used as in preparation of hydrophilic gel coatings or layers for medical devices.... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20090326496 - Transparent hydrogel wound dressing: A wound dressing comprising a hydrogel polymer in sheet form reinforced with a fabric comprising gel-forming fibres which fabric is capable of absorbing exudate to allow the wound to be viewed through the dressing.... Agent: Convatec Inc.

20090326501 - Sophisticated disposable diaper: A disposable diaper is provided with a pouch which contains a moisture-laden flexible sheet for use in cleaning an infant or toddler after the disposable diaper has received bodily waste. A plastic bag that initially contains the disposable diaper is also used to receive the disposable diaper following use. Alternatively,... Agent: Michael A. O'neil. P.C.

20090326500 - System and method for the delivery of a diaper rash product: A system for delivering a diaper rash product is provided, said system comprising a pocket containing a measured amount of diaper rash product, with a means to facilitate the dispensing of said product by a caregiver when changing an infant's diaper.... Agent: Mbm Intellectual Property Law LLP

20090326502 - Absorptive article: The present invention relates to a standing gather structure having skin-contact planar portions formed into a planer shape, which brings the entire skin-contact planar portions into tight contact with the user's skin, and provides the cushioning properties to soften a contact to the user's skin. The standing gathers BS each... Agent: Jordan And Hamburg LLP

20090326504 - Disposable diaper: [Means for Solving Problems] In an underpants type disposable diaper, including: a ventral-side outer sheet 12F and a back-side outer sheet 12B which are not connected but separated at a crotch portion; an absorber 20 having a liquid impervious sheet and a crotch outer sheet 12M laminated on an underside... Agent: Quinn Emanuel Koda & Androlia

20090326503 - Pant-type absorbent article and a method for producing pant-type absorbent articles: A method for producing pant-type absorbent articles, each article including a chassis structure having at least one elastic panel and an integrated absorbent core component, the method including a continuous pant-forming process including forming the chassis structure and incorporating the absorbent core component into the chassis structure. The at least... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090326505 - Disposable diaper: A disposable diaper is provided, including an absorber, a top sheet disposed to cover an upper surface of the absorber and at least partially formed of a liquid permeable material, and a back sheet disposed to cover a lower surface of the absorber and formed of a liquid impermeable material.... Agent: Burr & Brown

20090326499 - Disposable absorbent article with overlapping absorbent assembly secured to front and back panels: A disposable absorbent article has front and back panels, each having an elastic film layer and each having first and second zones. The first zone of each panel is extensible and retractable and the second zone of each panel is non-extensible and non-retractable. Each of the front and back panels... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc. Tara Pohlkotte

20090326506 - Drug solution preparing kit: To provide a drug solution preparing kit which can be handled with ease in a substantially aseptic manner, and has no risk that a leakage of a drug solution such as a splash and a dispersion of an aerosol to an ambient environment occurs upon preparation of the drug solution... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090326507 - Small container: A small slender container that may be used to store and dispense small quantity of fluid, such as eye medications, in a sealed environment. The slender container is a small diameter squeezable slender container with channels or raised ribs on the inside surface of the slender container extending from one... Agent: Joe Nieh

20090326508 - Method and apparatus for delivering oxygen and/or other gases and/or pharmacological agents to tissue: s

20090326509 - Context aware medical monitoring and dosage delivery device: A device and method for medical monitoring and therapeutic dosage control and delivery is disclosed.... Agent: Cool Patent, P.C. C/o Cpa Global

20090326510 - Drug delivery methods and systems: Drug delivery methods and systems that include a determination of whether a cardiac condition is normal or abnormal, so that a drug may be administered in accordance with that determination. In one implementation, a drug delivery device may be controlled to reduce or stop the drug administration when a normal... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090326511 - Method to protect the esophagus and other mediastinal structures during cardiac and thoracic interventions: Devices and methods are disclosed for preventing injury to a target tissue in proximity to the heart. The methods may include the use a device to externally manipulate the heart to move a portion of the heart away from the target tissue. The methods may also include applying therapy to... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090326512 - Endovascular tumescent infusion apparatus and method: A tumescent fluid infusion apparatus for use in treatment of a vascular disease includes a needle attached to a valve device. The valve device is designed to receive tumescent fluid from a fluid source. When the valve device is in an open position, it administers the tumescent fluid from the... Agent: Angiodynamics, Inc.

20090326514 - Device and method for retrieving medical capsule: A medical capsule is taken into the human body to collect biomedical information about the human body. When the medical capsule is discharged from within the human body, a medical capsule retrieval device detects the medical capsule using a magnet or a sensor, and catches the medical capsule with a... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090326513 - Device for placing an occlusion removing structure in an open-ended tubular structure: A device and method for placing an occlusion removing structure into a tubular structure with an open distal end, where placing results in the distal end of the occlusion removing structure being positioned at or near the distal end of the tubular structure as disclosed in this disclosure.... Agent: Sheldon Mak Rose & Anderson PC

20090326515 - Absorbable, reduced-pressure manifolds and systems: A reduced-pressure treatment system includes an isolation device for isolating a tissue site from surrounding tissue for reduced-pressure treatment that is formed from a first material having a first bio-absorption term and at least a second material having a second and different bio-absorption term. The different materials allow the isolation... Agent: Kinetic Concepts, Inc. C/o Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20090326516 - Preparatory dispensation systems and methods: Methods and systems are described for receiving wireless control signal content into a module containing one or more active ingredients and causing one or more dispensations from the module according to a programmatic dispensation profile partly dependent on the wireless control signal content and partly dependent on an attribute of... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

20090326517 - Fluidic capillary chip for regulating drug flow rates of infusion pumps: An erosion-resistant capillary chip for use with in an infusion pump that is made from a silicon substrate having a first surface that includes a micro groove etched therein and a glass plate laminated to the first surface. The glass plate covers the micro groove so that a micro fluid... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

  
12/24/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20090318844 - Implantable fluid management device for the removal of excess fluid: A device for removing fluid from a first bodily cavity and for directing that fluid into a second bodily cavity while avoiding risks of infection and, in one embodiment, excessive dehydration of the first bodily cavity. The device includes an uptake tube having a proximal end in fluid communication with... Agent: Jones Day

20090318849 - Device and method for the ablation of fibrin sheath formation on a venous catheter: An indwelling venous catheter and method capable of destroying undesirable cellular growth is provided. The catheter includes a shaft having at least one lumen and adapted to be placed inside a vein for long term use. A plurality of electrodes are positioned near a distal section of the shaft and... Agent: Afs / Angiodynamics

20090318845 - Iontophoresis device and method for producing same: To provide an easily producible mass-production type iontophoresis device having a structure that a dissolution liquid-storing container is integrated with an iontophoresis electrode, a dissolution liquid and a drug can be mixed by simple operations, and it is free from a risk of leakage of electricity. The device comprises an... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090318848 - Medical devices employing conductive polymers for delivery of therapeutic agents: In accordance with one aspect, the invention relates to medical devices which comprise at least one reservoir, a therapeutic-agent-containing region disposed within the reservoir and an electrode comprising a conductive polymer. The devices of the invention are configured such that a rate of release of the therapeutic agent from the... Agent: Mayer & Williams PC

20090318846 - Methods and apparatus for surface ablation: The various embodiments of the present invention relate generally to methods and apparatus for surface ablation. More particularly, various embodiments of the present invention are related to methods and apparatus for ablation of barrier surfaces, such as skin, to increase the permeability of the barrier surface. Embodiments of the present... Agent: Troutman Sanders LLP Bank Of America Plaza

20090318847 - Polyamine enhanced formulations for triptan compound iontophoresis: A patch and compositions for iontophoresis of triptan compounds are described.... Agent: Mccarter & English, LLP Boston

20090318850 - Leakage-resistant tissue treatment apparatus and methods of using same: Apparatus and methods for treating skin conditions that deliver high frequency energy to a patient's tissue. The apparatus has a treatment tip configured to be removably coupled with a handpiece and a conduit inside the handpiece. The treatment tip includes an electrode configured to deliver the high frequency energy to... Agent: Wood , Herron & Evans, LLP (solta)

20090318851 - Leakage-resistant tissue treatment apparatus and methods of using such tissue treatment apparatus: Apparatus and methods for treating skin conditions that deliver high frequency energy to a patient's tissue. The apparatus has a treatment tip configured to be removably connected with a handpiece, a conduit inside the handpiece, and a flow control valve inside the handpiece. The treatment tip has an electrode configured... Agent: Wood , Herron & Evans, LLP (solta)

20090318852 - Ultrasound based cosmetic therapy method and apparatus: A waveguide couples an acoustic source (such as an ultrasound transducer) to a custom cosmetic product (e.g., a liquid or gel-based skin care product) applied to the skin. In one exemplary embodiment, a distal surface of the waveguide is placed in contact with a relatively thin layer of skin care... Agent: Law Offices Of Ronald M Anderson

20090318853 - Ultrasound based cosmetic therapy method and apparatus: A waveguide couples an acoustic source (such as an ultrasound transducer) to a custom cosmetic product (e.g., a liquid or gel-based skin care product) applied to the skin. In one exemplary embodiment, a distal surface of the waveguide is placed in contact with a relatively thin layer of skin care... Agent: Law Offices Of Ronald M Anderson

20090318854 - Gastric port system: A gastric port system for transport of materials to the interior of a body cavity that may include a port configured to be disposed between a first body cavity and an area adjacent to the first body cavity. The gastric port system may further include a first bolster disposed on... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20090318855 - Devices and methods for improving intravascular uptake of agents: This invention is generally related to therapeutic treatment of a coronary vessel wall, and more particularly, to systems and methods for improving uptake of therapeutic agents within the endothelium for enhanced delivery of therapeutic agents to a treatment site. A medical device is provided that is capable of reducing the... Agent: Fulwider Patton LLP

20090318856 - Sampling ocular fluid: The present invention includes an ophthalmic aspirating device that allows the relatively non-invasive removal of small volumes of ocular fluid for diagnostic and other purposes. The invention also includes an ophthalmic aspirating device that allows the for the injection of materials into the eye at the time of aspiration. The... Agent: Arnold & Porter LLP Attn:IPDocketing Dept.

20090318857 - Sheath for use in peripheral interventions: A dual lumen introducer sheath provides access to at least one renal artery and at least one peripheral blood vessel of a patient. The introducer sheath includes a proximal hub comprising first and second ports, a first lumen, and a second lumen. The first lumen extends from the first port... Agent: Angiodynamics, Inc.

20090318858 - Optical flow sensor: An optical flow sensor is provided, including a heater configured to heat an aliquot of fluid in an adjacent fluid-delivery channel and a sensor disposed adjacent to the fluid-delivery channel downstream from the heater. The sensor is configured to illuminate fluid in the fluid-delivery channel, to collect reflected light from... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090318860 - End portion of hermetically sealed container having fine opening surface obtained easily by cleavage: An easy-to-open end portion of a hermetically sealed container contains a substantially flat opening surface. The opening surface is free of broken pieces when the end portion is opened. The container comprises a tip portion, a truncated conical coupling portion for coupling the tip portion and a body portion, and... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.

20090318859 - System for injection through or into the human skin:

20090318862 - Balloon catheters and methods for manufacturing balloons for balloon catheters: Catheters, balloons, and methods of manufacturing balloons for balloon catheters using lasers are disclosed. A catheter with a shaft sized for use with a 0.014 inch guide wire includes a polymeric balloon having a body portion with an inflated outer diameter of more than 6 millimeters. An inflatable balloon includes... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20090318861 - Method of thermal treatment of a thermally responsive material of medical devices: The present invention relates to a method of thermal treatment of thermally responsive material wherein areas in or on the material to be thermally treated are defined and thermal energy is inputted on or into the defined areas in order to change/influence the material characteristics. The present invention further relates... Agent: Workman Nydegger

20090318863 - Functional balloon with built in lubricity or drug delivery system: The present invention is directed to expandable medical balloons that have strips of lubricous material along their lengths The expandable medical balloons are formed from extruded preform segments. The preform segments are coextrusions of a first material, which forms the tubular primary material of the preform segments, and a second... Agent: Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.

20090318864 - Injection set and injection assistance device: The present invention relates to an injection assistance device (1) for an injection device (3) comprising one body (2) one needle (7) one piston plunger (26), characterized in that it comprises: a hollow sleeve (4) receiving the body (2), coupling means (10) for moving the piston plunger (26) from an... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20090318865 - Injection device with electronic detecting means: An injection device (1) for injecting a dose of drug, e.g. insulin for diabetes treatment, in which energy is stored in a spring member (9, 24) during dose setting. The stored energy is released and used for driving an injection mechanism during injection of a previously set dose. The injection... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department

20090318866 - Radially expandable anchorage guide for trocars: An anchor guide for a trocar comprising a tubular body, formed by a plurality of substantially circular sectors, moveable radially toward and away from a longitudinal axis of the tubular body between a first position where they flank one another, according to a first substantially circular arrangement with diameter generally... Agent: Pollack, P.C.

20090318867 - Removable adapter for a splittable introducer and method of use thereof: A securing device for preventing the splitting of a splittable sheath in the body of a treated subject, for facilitating the insertion of a splittable introducer and the splitting of said splittable sheath during removal of said introducer from the body of the subject, and optionally for interfacing said splittable... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090318868 - Trocar seal system: A seal assembly for reception of an elongated surgical instrument is provided which includes a body having at least one opening configured and dimensioned to permit entry of an elongated surgical instrument and defining a central longitudinal axis; a seal member formed of a resilient material and defining an aperture... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20090318869 - Access seal with interstitial channels: The present disclosure relates to a valve or seal of the type adapted to allow the introduction of an instrument or object therethrough. In particular, the valve disclosed herein is adapted to maintain a substantially fluid-tight seal with a surgical instrument and is used during a minimally invasive surgical procedure.... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20090318870 - Bent obturator: A catheter-insertion assembly includes a catheter with a proximal end and a distal end, a needle with a proximal end and a beveled distal end forming a sharp distal point, and an obturator with a proximal end and a distal end. The distal end of the obturator includes at least... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20090318871 - Mitral valve repair system and method for use: The present invention is directed to various systems for repairing tissue within the heart of a patient. The mitral valve repair system of the present invention comprises a guide catheter having a proximal end, a distal end, and at least one internal lumen formed therein, a therapy catheter capable of... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

20090318872 - 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 it 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.

20090318873 - Medical malecot with magnets: Embodiments of a malecot device may include magnets configured to maintain a deployed configuration of malecot wings of the device. A malecot device may also include a deployment member that is removably attached thereto.... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20090318874 - Intravenous bandage with port pocket: An intravenous bandage having a first component defining an adhesive area for attaching the intravenous bandage to a patient and a second component secured to the first component so as to define a port pocket therebetween for providing stability and sterility to a catheter lumen.... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090318876 - Determination of a type and an amount of a medicament by inductive means: The present invention relates to a medication delivery device (1) comprising a cartridge compartment adapted to receive and hold a medicament containing cartridge (4), the cartridge compartment comprising an electromagnetic device (5) formed as an induction coil and adapted to generate a magnetic field having a spatial overlap with at... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department

20090318875 - Devices and methods to treat nasal passages: Some embodiments of a nasal implant delivery system may provide minimally invasive insertion of one or more implants in suitable tissue planes of the nasal rim, the lateral nasal wall, or both. Such a delivery system may be minimally invasive in that it does not require a surgical intervention or... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090318877 - Needle safety device: A device grips the sheath of a medical needle so that the needle can be retracted from it with one hand and to hold the sheath while the needle is in use. The device has at least two elements that are resiliency connected together, with openings formed within the elements... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.

20090318878 - Medication delivery device: The medication delivery device is designed to receive a replaceable medication container and to determine an adjusted medication dose AD before each delivery of the medication contained in the medication container if the current content of the medication container is not a multiple of a prescribed dose D and is... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090318879 - Syringe accesory device: The invention provides a syringe accessory device for adjustment of a predefined partial syringe dosage comprises a recess (10) for receiving a syringe body (14). Additionally, within a single portion (12) a slot (16) is located. Within the slot (16) a syringe flange (18) or finger grip can be held.... Agent: Novartis Vaccines And Diagnostics Inc.

20090318880 - Syringe with two piece plunger rod: Medical devices comprising a syringe barrel, a stopper and a two piece plunger rod are provided. According to one or more embodiments, the two piece plunger rod includes a first plunger rod piece slidably mounted to a second plunger rod piece. The first and second plunger rod pieces include locking... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20090318881 - Hemostatic clip: A device for inhibiting blood leakage from the proximal end of a catheter. The device includes a resilient body having a proximal portion and a distal extension portion extending away from the proximal portion and terminating at a first end. The proximal portion and the distal extension portion share a... Agent: Patterson, Thuente, Skaar & Christensen, P.A.

20090318882 - Intraosseous dental anesthesia: A method and kit for intraosseous dental anesthesia that achieves enhanced anesthesia is provided. The method involves delivering 10% or more of a caepule of Articaine HCL with epinephrine to the level of the cortical plate of bone in both the mesial and distal areas of each tooth with a... Agent: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

20090318883 - Liquid delivery container and eyedrop container: A liquid delivery container comprises a bag 2 which is disposed in a container body 1 to contain a liquid and can expand and shrink or deform freely, a delivery port 3 communicating with the bag 2 and having an outlet hole 31 for discharging the liquid contained in the... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090318884 - Absorbent structures with immobilized absorbent material: The present disclosure relates to improved absorbent structures containing water-absorbing material that is immobilized with a matrix material and by use of a coating or partial coating of an immobilization enhancing component on the water-absorbing polymeric particles. This also relates to the use of an immobilization enhancing component in an... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20090318885 - Particulate water absorbing agent including polyacrylic acid (polyacrylate) based water absorbing resin as a principal component, method for production thereof, water-absorbent core and absorbing article in which the particulate water absorbing agent is u: e

20090318887 - Enteral feeding pump system: An enteral pump system for delivering medical fluids unidirectionally includes a disposable fluid delivery set having a repeatable compression portion and an enteral feeding pump. The repeatable compression portion is helically coiled around a central axis to define a cylindrical shape. The compression portion is configured to pump a large... Agent: Barlow, Josephs & Holmes, Ltd.

20090318886 - Medical device: An implantable medical device can be configured to directly or indirectly release nitric oxide during its insertion in a patient. Such a device can reduce the amount of time required for implantation as well as reduce or prevent damage to the region surrounding the implanted device.... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20090318888 - Prefillable intradermal delivery device: An intradermal delivery method for use in intradermally injecting substances into the skin of an animal includes a needle cannula supported by a hub portion that is attachable to a prefillable container. A limiter portion surrounds the needle cannula and extends away from the hub portion toward a forward tip... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20090318889 - Access and closure device and method: Devices and methods for accessing and closing vascular sites are disclosed. Self-sealing closure devices and methods are disclosed. A device that can make both steeply sloping and flat access paths into a vascular lumen is disclosed. The device can also form arteriotomies with sections cleaved between a vessel's intima and... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20090318890 - Portable medical foam apparatus: An apparatus for producing medical foam having a foam generation unit including a fluid reservoir, a fluid delivery line and a foam generation tip; and a compressed gas unit including at least one container of compressed gas, a source of electric power, and a gas regulator valve.... Agent: Robert M. Schwartz, P.A.

20090318891 - Delivery device, system, and method for delivering substances into blood vessels: A delivery device delivery system and a method for delivering substances into blood vessels. The delivery device includes a body having a first end, a second end, and an outer surface. A first substance reservoir is disposed within the body and at least one cannula extends from the first end... Agent: Lawson & Persson, P.C.

20090318892 - Removable core implant delivery catheter: A microcatheter comprising a sleeve and removable core with an atraumatic tip that allows delivery and navigation of the catheter to a site in remote small diameter vasculature over a guidewire. The core is removed upon achieving desired vascular access, leaving the sleeve in place for delivery of various therapeutic... Agent: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLPIPProsecution Department

20090318893 - Reconstitution and administration of medication apparatus and method: An apparatus for use in reconstituting and administering a predetermined medication into a patient's primary IV includes an IV bag containing a first predetermined amount of a predetermined fluid; a disposable pressure for at least partially enclosing such IV bag; means engageable with such pressure bag for applying pressure to... Agent: James Ray & Associates

20090318894 - Method for positioning an access sheath and a security guide, a catheter for positioning an access sheath and a catheter-access sheath assembly: A catheter for positioning an access sheath and a security guide next to the sheath for an intervention in a difficult-to-access area within the body. The catheter comprises at least one security channel for positioning a guide, extending between an outer hole and an inner hole. A wall of the... Agent: Geoffrey E. Dobbin, Patent Attorney

20090318895 - Flexible and plastic radiopaque laminate composition: A flexible laminate composition and methods for manufacturing same are provided. The flexible laminate composition includes one or more discrete and separate layers of a radiopaque material wherein the radiopaque layer is applied via a solvent to a layer that is composed of a plastic material. The laminate composition can... Agent: Merit Medical Systems, Inc. C/o Stoel Rives, LLP

20090318896 - Connector for use with a medical catheter and medical catheter assembly including said connector: Connector for use with a medical catheter assembly and medical catheter assembly including the connector. In one embodiment, the connector comprises a rear portion, an intermediate portion, and a front portion. The rear portion is frusto-conical in shape and tapers rearwardly in cross-sectional diameter from its front end. A centrally-disposed,... Agent: Kriegsman & Kriegsman

20090318897 - Gastrojejunal feeding assembly: An assembly for delivering nutritional products to the jejunum of a patient through a stoma formed through the abdominal wall and the stomach wall. A first tubular member is alignable such that the proximal end communicates with an area exterior of the patient, and the distal end is disposed within... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/indy/cook Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090318898 - Variable diameter surgical drains and sheaths: Surgical drains and methods for using the same for draining a body cavity are provided. Aspects of the surgical drains of the invention include an elongated structure having a proximal end and a distal end and a lumen configured to drain a substance from the body cavity. The distal end... Agent: Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

20090318899 - Method and device for liposuction: Systems and methods for liposuction are disclosed that use a lipid-emulsifying fluid to produce fluid jet disruption and Venturi pumping of fat tissue. The device includes a flexible or rigid probe with an inlet lumen and an outlet lumen. The inlet lumen is in fluid communication with a pump capable... Agent: Mayer & Williams PC

20090318901 - Equipment for changing a catheter: Equipment for use in changing a catheter, preferably for drainage of the urinary tract. The urinary catheter is used as an aid in emptying the urinary bladder in conditions where this cannot be done in the normal manner.... Agent: Abelman, Frayne & Schwab

20090318900 - Retention element for telescopic device: The present invention relates to a telescopic device comprising at least two sections, wherein an extraction force is needed to extend the device from a short telescope configuration to an extended configuration and securing the sections in extended configuration; a separation force is needed to pull the at least two... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20090318902 - Magnetic breather pump and a method for treating a brain tumor using the same: A magnetically controlled pump is implanted into the brain of a patient and delivers a plurality of medicating agents at a controlled rate corresponding to the specific needs of the patient. The current invention comprises a flexible double walled pouch that is formed from two layers of polymer. The pouch... Agent: Law Offices Of Daniel L. Dawes Dawes Patent Law Group

20090318903 - Magnetic breather pump and a method for treating a brain tumor using the same: A magnetically controlled pump is implanted into the brain of a patient and delivers a plurality of medicating agents at a controlled rate corresponding to the specific needs of the patient. The current invention comprises a flexible double walled pouch that is formed from two layers of polymer. The pouch... Agent: Law Offices Of Daniel L. Dawes Dawes Patent Law Group

  
12/17/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20090312686 - Blood purification apparatus and priming method thereof: An object of the present invention is to provide a blood purification apparatus and a priming method thereof which can firmly perform the bubble purging smoothly and in a short time during priming operation. According to the blood purification apparatus of the present invention, the tip of the arterial blood... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20090312687 - Dialysis catheter: A medical catheter comprising a first return lumen, a plurality of withdrawal lumens, a first clamping member and a plurality of intake extension tubes. Each intake extension tube communicates with an intake lumen of the catheter to provide fluid communication with the respective intake lumens. The intake extension tubes are... Agent: Neil D. Gershon

20090312689 - Adjustable current electrotransport fentanyl delivery device: A transdermal electrotransport fentanyl delivery system having relatively stable fentanyl flux. The system has a controller that controls a current through a donor reservoir wherein the current is generally changed nonlinearly with time with conductance or resistance as a factor to result in a relatively stable fentanyl flux.... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP

20090312688 - Iontophoresis drug delivery formulation providing acceptable sensation and dermal anesthesia: A shelf-stable electrically assisted transdermal drug delivery system for highly effective electrotransport of an anesthetic and a vasoconstrictor producing clinically acceptable dermal anesthesia and sensation is provided. In certain embodiments the anesthetic includes lidocaine and the vasoconstrictor includes epinephrine. Medicament delivery is affected to provide dermal anesthesia with little or... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20090312690 - Selective peripheral nerve plexus implantable infusion device and method: The present invention relates to a closed system and method for selectively infusing anesthetics into a peripheral nerve or plexus. A method of providing long term pain management is disclosed herein. In the method, a catheter is surgically implanted to create an infusion site at a peripheral neural structure. An... Agent: Blank Rome LLP

20090312691 - Micro needle roller assembly: The present invention provides a micro needle roller assembly comprising a roller head including an external cylindrical member having a plurality of micro needles mounted on a surface thereof and an internal member placed in the external member and supported to the external member by supporting piece; and a handling... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20090312692 - Shear stress ultrasonic horn for ultrasonic surgical aspiration: An ultrasonic horn for use with an ultrasonic surgical hand piece including a resonator comprises a contacting annulus having a plurality of angled lands. The lands are alternated around the annulus such that adjacent lands have opposite angles. As a result of the adjacent angled lands, a shear stress field... Agent: Fulwider Patton LLP

20090312693 - System and method for delivering energy to tissue: Systems and methods for noninvasive skin treatment and deep tissue tightening are disclosed. An exemplary method and treatment system are configured for controlled thermal energy delivery to treat subdermal regions of the skin. First, specific control parameters such as power, skin temperature, and ultrasound frequency are chosen so as to... Agent: Vytronus, Inc. & Townsend And Townsend Nd Crew LLP Joint Cn

20090312694 - Distributed processing system and method for dialysis machines: A dialysis machine includes a control unit having a user interface; a heater(s) located separate from the control unit; a supervisory processor located with the control unit; a delegate control processor located with the heater(s), the delegate control processor in communication with the supervisory processor and configured to receive load... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20090312695 - Automatic heart rate triggering of injection of radiopharmaceuticals for nuclear stress test: A radiopharmaceutical injection system having a powered injector that includes radiation shielding, a biometric sensor, and a controller communicatively interconnected with both the powered injector and the biometric sensor. The controller may be configured to control the powered injector in response to a signal from the biometric sensor that indicates... Agent: Mallinckrodt Inc.

20090312696 - Devices, systems, and related methods for delivery of fluid to tissue: Described are devices useful to deliver fluid to tissue of the bladder, bladder neck, prostate, urethra, ureter, kidney, and related methods, the devices including one or a combination of features such as a steerable shaft, an optical mechanism, multiple fluid delivery orifices that may be moveable or extendable laterally, longitudinally,... Agent: Ams Research Corporation

20090312699 - Bi-directional catheter assembly and method therefor: A catheter assembly includes a catheter body extending from a deflectable distal end to a proximal end, and the catheter body includes an actuator lumen. A housing is engaged to the proximal end of the catheter body. A flexible element extends from the housing through the actuator lumen to the... Agent: Greatbatch Ltd.

20090312698 - Bi-directional steerable sheath: A deflectable sheath with increased range of curvature for human use is provided. The improvement focuses on the use of different durometer polymers that compose the lumen in the portion of deflection. The use of differing durometer polymers allow the deflectable sheath to be bent in a multitude of asymmetric... Agent: Greatbatch Ltd.

20090312697 - Surgical seal with variable diameter: A surgical access assembly dimensioned for positioning within a patient's tissue includes a seal member having an internal channel defined therein for the reception of a closure member, and an aperture extending through the seal member that is configured to removably receive a surgical object upon its insertion into the... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20090312700 - Device for minimally invasive insertion into a physiological lumen: A device for the minimally invasive insertion into a lumen of a hollow organ comprises a hose-shaped wall (3) with a multiplicity of piezoelectric fibers (4) embedded therein.... Agent: Biotech Beach Law Group , PC

20090312702 - Bifurcation catheter assembly with distally mounted side balloon and methods: A catheter assembly and related methods directed to a main balloon and a side balloon, wherein the side balloon is coupled in fluid communication with the main balloon at a location distal of the side balloon. In one example, a side inflation member couples the side balloon in fluid communication... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20090312701 - Device for gastric feeding and drainage via an artificial stoma: The invention describes a closure device for the provision of freshly created gastric feeding fistulas, the basis of the design of the device being an introverted balloon that allows a sealing and hemostatic axial traction movement on the fistula that is to be sealed, the concentric balloon ends which run... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc. Catherine E. Wolf

20090312705 - Automatic injection device: The present invention relates to a device (1) for automatic injection of a product (3) and a needle (6). The device comprises:—a housing (8) for the container (5), the container being movable relative to the housing between an initial position, in which a tip of the needle does not extend... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20090312703 - Injection syringe: The syringe is intended for one-off use and has a syringe barrel (1), a barrel stopper (12) which can be displaced in the syringe barrel (1) by means of a plunger rod (11) and a needle unit (25) accommodated in the syringe barrel (1). The plunger rod (11) and the... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20090312704 - Needle containing medical device with variable locking to needle holder: A needle containing medical device having a retractable needle [90], the device comprising an outer body [93], an inner member [97] which can slide within the outer body, a releasable needle holder [91] in a front portion of the outer body, a attached to the needle holder, the inner member... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090312706 - Transdermal local anesthetic patch with injection port: Described herein are transdermal delivery devices composed of at least one resealable injection port and at least one local anesthetic reservoir. The device effectively delivers anesthetic to the skin of the subject prior to puncturing the skin by syringes, needle sticks, or other instruments intended to be inserted into the... Agent: Gardner Groff Greenwald & Villanueva. PC

20090312707 - Needled pharmaceutical delivery device with triggered automatic needle insertion and manually controlled pharmaceutical injection: A pharmaceutical delivery device with triggered automatic needle insertion and manually controlled pharmaceutical injection. The pharmaceutical delivery device includes a housing, a pharmaceutical containing needled syringe having an injection tip that is recessed within the housing when the syringe is in a first position and which projects from the housing... Agent: Eli Lilly & Company

20090312708 - Fluid transportation system and method of setting fluid ejection amount: A fluid transportation system includes a fluid transportation device housing a flexible tube, a pump unit for ejecting a fluid by squeezing the tube, a communication section, and a battery, an ejection data processing device having an input device for inputting to the fluid transportation device a driving condition for... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090312709 - Self-contained pump: A self-contained pump is disclosed that is an integrated pump. It has a reservoir, a pumping mechanism, and at least one outlet. The pumping mechanism is for controlled compression of the reservoir to force a required volume of fluid in the reservoir through the at least one outlet.... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090312710 - Expandable surgical portal: Systems, kits, and methods for establishing percutaneous access are described. A system typically includes a deformable variable diameter cannula sleeve (DVDCS) and a guidewire. The DVDCS will generally have two states, an initial, un-activated condition and a second, activated condition, brought about and controlled under the discretion of the operator.... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20090312711 - Needle shield and interlock: A needle shield system may include a needle, an inner tube, a clip within the inner tube, an outer tube, and/or a housing. A method of shielding a needle may include housing a portion of a needle within a clip, housing the clip within an inner tube, housing the inner... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20090312712 - Medical device anchor and method of manufacture thereof: A medical device anchor for use with electrical stimulation leads or catheters, and method of manufacture thereof. The anchor may include a gripping structure and a body portion molded on the gripping structure. The gripping structure forms a serpentine arrangement of a continuous nature with axial segments alternately interconnected between... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20090312713 - Method for marking pharmaceutical articles: A method for marking pharmaceutical articles is characterized by comprising marking the pharmaceutical articles with an ink that is invisible under normal light conditions and that is visible under specific light conditions, such as under UV light.... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP

20090312714 - Syringe, capsule device therefore, and syringe device: A syringe including a front end and a rear end. A front portion of the syringe having an axially extending hollow needle that projects from the front end. The rear end of the needle is in fluid communication with a space that extends substantially to the rear end of the... Agent: Venable LLP

20090312715 - Needle mounting assembly for a medication injection device: A needle mounting assembly for mounting a pen needle in fluid communication with a medication cartridge includes a collet and a stop collar. The collet defines an opening in which is slidably fittable the outlet end of the cartridge, and the collet is shiftable relative to the cartridge outlet end... Agent: Eli Lilly & Company

20090312716 - Medication cartridge piston: A medication cartridge piston of a cartridge for an injection device. In one form, the piston includes a body (32) formed of a first material and including an interior hollow with a rearward facing mouth allowing for insertion of a drive member of the injection device. The body includes a... Agent: Eli Lilly & Company

20090312717 - Medical delivery system with a rotatable coding element: A medical delivery system (100) having a container (102) and a dosing assembly (104), and wherein one of the container and the dosing assembly comprises a rotatable element (106) adapted to engage the other one of the container and the dosing assembly. A container suitable for use in said medical... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department

20090312718 - Catheter with valve: A catheter including one or more bidirectional valves is provided. The catheter includes a tubular body having proximal and distal ends, and inner and outer surfaces, and at least one valve formed near the distal end of the tubular body. The valve includes a deformation portion that defines a slit... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20090312719 - Intravenous drip set controller with flusher: A regulating device for an intravenous drip set comprising of a main housing unit (1) which comprises of a mobile roller (2) which can gradually compress the flexible tubing (4) until the tube (4) is fully compressed and a fixed roller (3) which together with the mobile roller (2) squeeze... Agent: Butzel LongIPDocketing Dept

20090312720 - Post laser drilling stress relief of surgical needles made of refractory alloys: A method of stress relieving drilled surgical needles is disclosed. At least the metal about a drilled bore hole is heat treated to relieve stress without annealing.... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090312721 - Implantable drug reservoir and device having an implantable drug reservoir: The invention relates to an implantable drug reservoir (10) having a cavity (28) enclosed by a sheathing (12) and arranged between a proximal end (14) and a distal end (16) for storing one or more drugs (50), having an outlet opening (24) for the drug(s) (50). The drug(s) (50) can... Agent: Biotech Beach Law Group , PC

20090312722 - Injection fluid leakage collection system and method: A system and method for collection of fluids, as may be used in evaluation of drag dose delivery completeness after parenteral injection by measuring fluid volume leakage from the injection site is provided. The system and method optionally separate the collection and measurement steps, which make the system and method... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20090312723 - Wound treatment apparatus and method: An apparatus for cleansing wounds with means for applying flow stress to the wound bed; and in which irrigant fluid from a reservoir connected to a conformable wound dressing and wound exudate from the dressing are moved by a device (which may be a single pump or two pumps) for... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090312724 - Nasal and ophthalmic delivery of aqueous corticosteroid solutions: The present invention is directed to methods of treating nasal and/or ophthalmic diseases, symptoms, or disorders that are therapeutically responsive to corticosteroid therapy by delivering aqueous solution formulations comprising a corticosteroid to nasal and ophthalmic tissues. The invention is also directed to methods, systems, devices, and compositions for delivering aqueous... Agent: Swanson & Bratschun, L.L.C.

20090312725 - Negative pressure wound therapy fluid collection canister: A system for subatmospheric pressure therapy in connection with healing a surgical wound includes a wound dressing dimensioned for positioning relative to a wound bed of a subject, a subatmospheric pressure mechanism having a vacuum source for presenting subatmospheric pressure at the wound bed and a collection canister. The collection... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp D/b/a Covidien

20090312726 - Apparatus for collection and analysis of human body fluids: The present invention relates to the analysis apparatus capable of collecting the body fluid such as urine or blood, for embodiment urination and measuring or calculating the specific constituent from the collected body urine, and the apparatus for collecting body fluid capable of using by connecting to the analysis apparatus... Agent: Law Offices Of Khalilian Sira, LLC

20090312727 - Multi-lumen connector: Apparatus is disclosed for applying negative pressure to a wound site to promote healing. The apparatus includes a porous pad for application to the wound, a suction tube linking the porous pad to a source of negative pressure, a container for collecting fluid exudate from the wound interposed between the... Agent: Kinetic Concepts, Inc. C/o Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20090312728 - Super-absorbent, reduced-pressure wound dressings and systems: A super-absorbent dressing assembly for use with a reduced-pressure wound treatment system includes a breathable, fluid restricted dry layer for placement against a wound, a super-absorbent layer, and a non-breathable layer, and a drape extending over the non-breathable layer. A reduced-pressure interface is available to fluidly couple the super-absorbent layer... Agent: Kinetic Concepts, Inc. C/o Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20090312729 - Sanitary napkin with braid: The present invention relates to a sanitary napkin whose securing means includes a “braid” of absorbent material. The braid structure maximizes absorbency, while minimizing bulk and thus allows the pad to be comfortably held in place during use, in much the same way that the popular underwear are held.... Agent: Baker & Mckenzie LLP

20090312730 - Absorbent article comprising a folded web: A disposable absorbent article may comprise a web that may be folded over at a first fold line forming a first hem, folded over at a second fold line forming a second hem, and folded over at a third fold line and attached in the front and back waist regions... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20090312731 - Nonwoven melt-blown product: The present invention relates to a product selected from the group consisting of filter products, disposable absorbent products, wipe products and structural and/or reinforcement products characterized in that the product is made of or includes a nonwoven web made by a melt-blowing process employing a cellulose solution in N-methyl-morpholine (NMMO).... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090312732 - Absorbent article comprising an activated region: An absorbent article may comprise an absorbent assembly comprising an absorbent core. The article may also comprise a chassis formed by a web comprising at least one continuous layer that forms a portion of a water-impermeable backsheet and a portion of laterally opposing side flaps. The chassis may further comprise... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20090312733 - Absorbent product having a miniature model: Absorbent product including a package, at least one absorbent article and a miniature model.... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20090312736 - Hybrid stretch ear and absorbent article including the same: An absorbent article having a chassis with a front section, a rear section and opposed lateral side edges. A pair of hybrid stretch ears are attached to one of the front section and the rear section of the chassis. Each of the hybrid stretch ears include a non-elastic portion and... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090312737 - Absorbent article comprising a barrier attachment zone: A disposable absorbent article may comprise a chassis comprising side edges. The side edges of the chassis may comprise folded side edge segments disposed in the front and back waist regions and cut side edge segments disposed in the crotch region. The chassis may further comprise a barrier attachment zone... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20090312738 - Disposable absorbent article comprising belt ears: A disposable absorbent article may comprise a web that may be folded over at a first fold line forming a first hem, folded over at a second fold line forming a second hem, and folded over at a third fold line and attached in the front and back waist regions... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20090312739 - Wearing article and method of manufacturing the same: A wearing article capable of suppressing the occurrence of a loss of materials and an increase of the cost of facilities and a method of manufacturing the same are provided. A wearing article includes a waist portion (3) formed in a ring shape capable of continuously surrounding the waist of... Agent: Casella & Hespos

20090312734 - Absorbent article: A disposable absorbent article comprising an absorbent assembly comprising an absorbent core. The chassis may also comprise a water-impermeable backsheet and laterally opposing side flaps. Each of the side flaps may have a longitudinally extending first elastic gathering member attached at or adjacent to its proximal edge. The chassis may... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20090312735 - Absorbent article comprising a design field: An absorbent article may comprise a web comprising at least one continuous layer that forms a portion of a backsheet and a portion of laterally opposing side flaps. The web may be folded laterally inward to form the side flaps. The article may further comprise an exteriorly viewable first design... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20090312740 - Balloon inflation device: One embodiment provides a method implemented by a powered inflation device to prepare a balloon catheter for use during a medical procedure. In this embodiment, the method includes drawing an amount of medical fluid from a fluid reservoir into the inflation device during a first motorized operation of the inflation... Agent: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

20090312741 - Bioresorbable composition and a medical device comprising said composition: The invention provides a bioresorbable composition comprising a mixture of at least one polymer and capsules, which capsules comprise an inner part which is encapsulated by a shell which shell is at least partly decomposable by application of an external stimulation source. The invention also relates to a medical device... Agent: Lucas & Mercanti, LLP

20090312742 - Drug-delivery pumps and methods of manufacture: Embodiments of an implantable electrolytic pump include a first expandable diaphragm and a second flexible diaphragm, and first and second chambers each for containing a fluid, wherein the first expandable diaphragm separates the first and second chambers and provides a fluid barrier therebetween, and the second chamber is formed between... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Patent Administrator

20090312743 - Perivascular leak repair system: The perivascular leak repair system, and method of using the same, of the present invention provides a sealant reservoir 102 with a repair catheter 104 operably attached; a flow control device 106 disposed between the sealant reservoir 102 and the repair catheter 104, and the flow control device 106 responsive... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department

20090312744 - Pulsatile flux drug delivery: A method of delivering a therapeutic fluid to the tissue of a mammal using pulsatile flux to prevent fluid backflow.... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090312745 - Systems and methods for transnasal dilation of passageways in the ear, nose or throat: A dilation catheter device and system for dilating an opening in a paranasal sinus and/or other passageways within the ear, nose or throat is disclosed. A dilation catheter device and system is constructed in a manner that facilitates ease of use by the operator and, in at least some cases,... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson - Acclarent, Inc.

20090312746 - Method and system for preparing soft tissue for grafting, enhancing grafting results, and grafting autologous fat and adipocyte derived stem cells to soft tissue such as the breast and other tissue defects: A method is disclosed for preparing a soft tissue site, and augmenting the soft tissue site, such as the breast(s), scar, depression, or other defect, of a subject through use of devices that exert a distractive force on the breast(s) and grafting of autologous fat tissue such as domes with... Agent: Thompson Coburn LLP

20090312747 - Wire guide having variable flexibility and method of use thereof: The present invention generally relates to a medical surgical device and specifically a wire guide for percutaneous placement within a body cavity. The flexibility of the wire guide may be varied while it is in place within the body vessel.... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

  
12/10/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20090306572 - New polypeptides, uses thereof and methods employing it: A TNF-α binding polypeptide is provided, which is related to a domain of staphylococcal protein A (SPA) in that the sequence of the polypeptide corresponds to the sequence of the SPA domain having 1 to about 20 substitution mutations. Nucleic acid encoding the polypeptide, expression vector comprising the nucleic acid,... Agent: Wiggin And Dana LLP Attention: Patent Docketing

20090306573 - Remote controlled medical apparatus: The invention relates to remote controlled blood cleaning of a patient (P). A dialysis unit (110) treats the patient's (P) blood in accordance with a prescribed therapy. The dialysis unit (110) has a bi-directional wireless interface (110W-120W) towards a gateway unit (120), which is further connected (125) to a remote... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090306574 - Device and method for monitoring access to a patient, in particular access to vessels during extracorporeal blood treatment: The invention relates to a device and to a method for monitoring access to vessels during extracorporeal blood treatment. The invention forms a loop in the arterial and/or venous line and provides device for fixing a section of the line in a loop. When the line is stressed under tension,... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090306575 - Disposable nose pack for nosebleeds: A cylindrical absorbent nasal pack that has a rounded tip for a patient's self application in controlling epistaxis. It is comprised of compressed absorbent cotton to prevent sticking to nasal wall and absorption of blood. The bottom section has a plastic coating or plastic sleeve to help grip the nose... Agent: Merrie K. East

20090306578 - Artificial receptors: Antibodies are provided. For as example, an antibody capable of binding an artificial receptor which comprises a hydroquinone monolayer and is incapable of binding the artificial receptor when comprising a benzoquinone monolayer. Also provided are methods and systems using same for control delivery of a molecule-of-interest into a tissue.... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.

20090306579 - Delivery of corticosteroids through iontophoresis: Disclosed herein are formulations of dexamethasone or a prodrug thereof suitable for delivery by ocular iontophoresis and methods of use thereof.... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20090306577 - Sonic applicator for skin formulations: The applicator includes a housing and a motor contained therewithin which includes an output member, such as a shaft, which in operation moves in a reciprocating manner. A contact member is mounted for operation and moves in response to the action of the output shaft, such that the contact element... Agent: Jensen + Puntigam, P.s.

20090306576 - System for transmembrane administration of a permeant and method for administering a permeant: A system for transmembrane administration of a permeant, the system comprising: a) at least one permeant (5a), b) data of at least one initial microporation dataset (D) for the at least one permeant (5a), c) and a micro-porator (10) configured to porate a biological membrane (1) as defined by the... Agent: Fish & Associates, PC Robert D. Fish

20090306581 - Controlling a phacoemulsification system based on real-time analysis of image data: A design for dynamically adjusting parameters applied to a surgical instrument, such as an ocular surgical instrument, is presented. The method includes detecting surgical events from image data collected by a surgical microscope focused on an ocular surgical procedure, establishing a desired response for each detected surgical event, delivering the... Agent: Abbott Medical Optics, Inc.

20090306583 - Method of operating an ultrasound handpiece: A method of operating an ultrasonic handpiece by pulsing the power supplied to the handpiece and varying the type of vibration during the power pulse.... Agent: Alcon

20090306582 - Scoring catheter and method for treating diseased heart valves: The present invention provides a valvuloplasty catheter which has a scoring element at its distal part to score stenotic, calcified heart valves in radial direction and to make the single valve flaps/leaflets work again. In addition to this, the device could comprise an attached balloon to post-dilate the valve after... Agent: Barlow, Josephs & Holmes, Ltd.

20090306580 - Wound treatment apparatus and method: 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 moved by a device (which may be a single pump or two pumps) for moving fluid through a flow path which passes through the dressing... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090306584 - Medical device: The invention relates to a medical device which is used, preferably for peritoneal dialysis, and is provided with a film hose.... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20090306585 - Implantable pumps and cannulas therefor: In various embodiments, an implantable pump includes a cannula. The pump (e.g., the cannula thereof) may include, for example, flow sensors, pressure sensors, filters, and/or other components.... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Patent Administrator

20090306586 - Laterally-expandable access cannula for accessing the interior of a hip joint: an inner sleeve disposed within the lumen of the elongated body, the inner sleeve having an external thread extending along at least a portion of its length, the external thread of the inner sleeve being in engagement with the internal thread of the elongated body, such that rotation of the... Agent: Mark J. Pandiscio Pandiscio & Pandiscio, P.C.

20090306587 - Sleeve steering and reinforcement: A sleeve steering and reinforcing device (10) includes a first, elongate, helical element (12) having spaced turns (14). At least one further, elongate, helical element (16) is co-axially arranged with the first helical element (12). The at least one further helical element (16) has a plurality of spaced turns (18)... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20090306588 - Balloon catheter systems and methods for treating uterine disorders: A system for treating uterine disorders includes a balloon catheter having a cannula with a proximal end and a distal end, and an inflatable balloon secured over the distal end of the cannula. The device includes a heating assembly coupled with the distal end of the cannula and disposed inside... Agent: DohertyIPLaw Group LLC

20090306589 - Inflatable medical devices: Inflatable medical devices and methods for making and using the same are disclosed. The inflatable medical devices can be medical balloons. The balloons can be configured to have a through-lumen or no through-lumen and a wide variety of geometries. The device can have a high-strength, non-compliant, fiber-reinforced, multi-layered wall. The... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20090306590 - Injection guidance system and method: A system and method of treating urinary incontinence including a catheter and injection guide operatively disposed together. At least one needle is operatively disposed within at least one lumen and at least one channel extending through the catheter and injection guide respectively. The injection guide is transformable from a pre-injection... Agent: Glen E. Schumann C/o Moss & Barnett

20090306591 - Catheter insertion apparatus and method of use thereof: The invention relates to a catheter insertion system utilizing a catheter introducer device having an introducer sheath, the catheter insertion system comprise a catheter containment unit in which a catheter tube having a catheter hub is held, said catheter containment unit comprises an opening adapted to sealably and reversibly connect... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090306592 - Infusion pump: An infusion pump is provided with a slide clamp mechanism having a clamp member for closing or opening an infusion tube and a valve mechanism for pressing the infusion tube to stop flow of a solution in the infusion tube and has a structure where an interlocking mechanism for interlocking... Agent: Studebaker & Brackett PC

20090306593 - Mechanically operated liquid pump: The invention relates to a mechanically operated liquid pump (1), particularly for medical or nutrition-physiological liquids, with a housing (2) and with an expandable clastic element (16), which is held therein and which serves to store and deliver the liquid, and with a closeable access (21) and exit (50) for... Agent: Price Heneveld Cooper Dewitt & Litton, LLP

20090306594 - Drug-delivery pumps and methods of manufacture: Embodiments of an implantable electrolytic pump include a drug reservoir, a cannula fluidly coupled to the reservoir, a pumping mechanism for forcing liquid from the reservoir through the cannula, control circuitry for operating the pumping mechanism, and a power source comprising primary and auxiliary batteries in a stacked configuration, only... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Patent Administrator

20090306595 - Implantable drug-delivery devices, and apparatus and methods for filling the devices: In various embodiments, a tool is employed in filling a drug-delivery device. The tool may include, for example, a needle that is admitted through a fill port of the drug-delivery device.... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Patent Administrator

20090306596 - Inserter: The invention relates to an inserter for an infusion set for intermittent or continuous administration of a therapeutical substance such as e.g. insulin. The inserter comprises a needle unit comprising a needle hub (2) and a carrier body (4), and a cannula housing (3). The cannula housing and the needle... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090306597 - Device for unblocking an occluded vessel, and a method for unblocking an occluded vessel: A device for unblocking an occlusion (3) in an occluded vessel (2) comprises a catheter (5) having an inflatable balloon (19) located at a distal leading end (8) thereof so that by inflating the balloon (19) the leading end of the catheter (5) may be anchored in the occluded vessel... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090306598 - Valve assembly for medical procedures: The invention relates to a valve used in medical procedures. More specifically the invention relates to an introducer sheath valve used in minimally invasive and conventional surgical procedures. The valve may accommodate a wide range of surgical implement diameters, shapes, and multiple implements without imposing the high frictional forces of... Agent: Gore Enterprise Holdings, Inc.

20090306599 - Flocked medical instrument to be placed in the body, method of producing the medical instrument to be placed in the body and apparatus for producing the medical instrument to be placed in the body: The present invention provides a percutaneous terminal having a substrate thereof flocked with fibers having bio-affinity, and thereby being able to adhere tightly to a living body, a medical instrument to be placed in the body, and a production method and a production apparatus of the percutaneous terminal and the... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20090306600 - Gastrostomy tube, production methods thereof and insertion tool: The invention relates to a gastrostomy tube, to the production methods thereof and to an insertion tool. The distal end (2) of the tube (1) is provided with a bulb (10) formed by parallel strips (6) which are provided in an area of the wall of the tube at a... Agent: Levine & Mandelbaum

20090306601 - Fluid flow control device with retractable cannula: A device having a housing; a cannula projecting forwardly from the housing; a connector useful for attaching the device to a fluid source or receptacle; a fluid flow path establishing fluid communication between the cannula and the connector; a retraction mechanism biasing the cannula away from its projecting position; and... Agent: Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP Attn: Michael Ritchie, Docketing

20090306603 - Securement device with toggle clamp mechanism: A securement device for securing a medical article includes two supports extending from a base. Lever arms extend from each of the supports. One or both of the lever arms include a channel portion. The lever arms are pivotable about the ends of the supports to define an open position... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090306602 - Stabilization of a catheter or cannula: A stabilizing device (and method of use) for insertion and maintenance of a catheter or cannula maintains a sterile insertion site and is simple and easy to construct and use, yet optimally maintains the catheter or cannula in place. A first stabilizing element includes a pair of bilateral wings and... Agent: Robert A. Vanderhye

20090306604 - Hybrid cannula/electrode medical device having protected wire passage: A hybrid cannula having first and second passages extending along its length, the first passage to transport liquid to be injected into a patient and the second passage to hold an electric wire. The cannula is formed by at least two concentric metal tubes. The liquid passage extends through the... Agent: Bereskin And Parr LLP/s.e.n.c.r.l., S.r.l.

20090306605 - Medical treatment device and method for manufacturing the same: To provide a medical treatment device wherein the antithrombotic property and lubricity of a coating formed on the surface can be maintained in a stable state for a long period and also to provide a method for manufacturing the same. A mixture solution for coating wherein a copolymer of methyl... Agent: Carter, Deluca, Farrell & Schmidt

20090306606 - Catheter hub assembly with vascular access port: A vascular access catheter having a catheter hub assembly and a catheter shaft having a plurality of lumens is disclosed. The hub assembly has a body with an interior cavity and an exterior surface with a plurality of openings that are configured to receive the catheter shaft and a plurality... Agent: Angiodynamics, Inc.

20090306607 - Moxibustion device: A flat iron-like moxibustion device provided with a flat iron-like main body 2, a heater 5, a dome-like transparent glass cover 6 an outwardly curved outer surface that is brought into contact with a human body and an inwardly curved inner surface on which fine irregularity 6b is formed, a... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090306608 - Ophthalmic devices for the controlled release of active agents: The invention provides devices useful for the delivery of active agents to the eye in a controlled manner. In the devices of the invention, the active agent is present within the device in a continuous or discontinuous concentration gradient.... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20090306609 - Wound treatment apparatus and method: 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 moved by a device (which may be a single pump or two pumps) for moving fluid through a flow path which passes through the dressing... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090306610 - Urine collecting device: A urine collection device includes a membrane filter (9) through which urine flows prior to being collected in a storage container (1). In order to filter out particulate matter from the urine, and thus increase the lifespan of the membrane filter (9), a pre-filter (8) is provided upstream of the... Agent: Intellectual Property Dept. Dewitt Ross & Stevens Sc

20090306612 - Absorbent article: An absorbent article, such as a diaper, diaper pants, sanitary towel or incontinence protector including a liquid-permeable cover layer intended to be directed toward the user during use, a liquid-impermeable backing layer intended to be directed away from the user during use, and an absorbent core between the cover layer... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)

20090306611 - Wound cover:

20090306613 - Absorbent article with sensation member: An absorbent article includes a backsheet having a longitudinal axis, a topsheet attached to the backsheet and having a body-facing surface, and an absorbent core disposed between the backsheet and the topsheet. The article may also include barrier leg cuffs. The article further includes a sensation member, which sensation member... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20090306616 - Absorbent article comprising an elastic laminate material: A pant type absorbent article having a core region includes an absorbent core and a chassis region surrounding the core region. The article in at least a part of the chassis region includes a coversheet in the form of an elastic laminate constituting the sole component of the chassis in... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090306614 - Top layer for an absorbent article: An absorbent product such as a panty liner or a sanitary towel or the like having two lateral zones and situated between them a central zone, the absorbent product having a top layer consisting of a laminate of a first layer of material containing openings and a second layer of... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090306615 - Top layer for an absorbent product: An absorbent product such as a panty liner, incontinence pad, sanitary towel or the like comprising a top layer consisting of a first material layer and a second material layer, the first material layer being attached directly to the second material layer. The first material layer has a first part... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090306617 - Elastic composite having cross-directional elasticity and a system and method for making the elastic composite: A method of making an elastic composite entails conveying a first sheet on a conveyor, and wrapping a section of elastic about the first sheet and the conveyor, thereby applying elastics cross directionally across the sheet. A second sheet is then applied onto the first sheet thereby creating a subcomposite... Agent: Alberto Q. Amatong, Jr.

20090306618 - Absorptive article: Provided is an absorptive article having absorption elements capable of following the body of a user. This absorptive article comprises a generally rectangular base absorption element, a top absorption element disposed on one surface of the base absorption element at substantially lateral center of the base absorption element and along... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20090306619 - Irreversibly closable flow control clamp and fluid processing set: A flow control clamp having first and second legs disposed in a generally facing relationship. The clamp includes apertures receiving a flexible tube therethrough. The first and second legs include surfaces disposed to irreversibly secure the legs together in the closed position.... Agent: Cook Alex Ltd.

20090306620 - Medicinal vial: Medicinal vials are provided incorporating RFID's in a way which causes them to remain associated with the vial when the vial closure is opened. Several embodiments are disclosed. In a preferred embodiment an RFID is incorporated in the vial closure system.... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman, LLP

20090306622 - Devices, systems, and methods for reshaping a heat valve annulus: Devices, systems, and methods employ an implant that is sized and configured to attach to the annulus of a dysfunctional heart valve annulus. In use, the implant extends across the major axis of the annulus above and/or along the valve annulus. The implant reshapes the major axis dimension and/or other... Agent: Ryan Kromholz & Manion, S.c.

20090306621 - Vial transfer convenience iv kits and methods: Convenience kits designed to provide for closed, but selectable liquid transfer from a vial to a variety of IV containers and medical syringes. In particular, a kit for fully enclosing a vial for safety in hazardous drug transfer is disclosed. Generally, the kits contain unitized parts wherever reasonable to limit... Agent: Gale H. Thome

20090306624 - Devices and methods for delivering active agents to the osteomeatal complex: Described here are devices, methods, and kits for treating sinusitis and related respiratory conditions by locally delivering active agents to the osteomeatal complex over a sustained period of time. The devices may be passively fixed within the osteomeatal complex and/or include one or more features that actively fix it within... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20090306623 - Multiple ratio fluid dispenser: A double syringe delivery system is disclosed for holding a pair of syringes in a manner so as to accommodate the simultaneous activation of the plunger of each syringe in order to effect simultaneous delivery of the contents of each syringe. The delivery system includes a delivery mechanism for delivering... Agent: Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo

20090306625 - Treatment systems and methods for renal-related diseases: Systems and methods are provided for locally delivering specific prophylactic, regenerative, or therapeutic agents within the body of a patient. Systems and methods can involve direct delivery of prophylactic, regenerative, or therapeutic agents into branch blood vessels or body lumens from a main vessel or lumen, respectively, and in particular... Agent: Angiodynamics, Inc.

20090306626 - Devices and methods for nasoenteric intubation: This invention relates to the placement of nasogastric tubes. Specifically, the present invention relates to devices, methods, and kits for assisting intubation and insertion.... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP

20090306627 - Universal percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube: A universal percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube that may be used with either the push or the pull insertion method. A loop extends from the tube. A void is formed in the tube at or near the proximal end of the tube. The void communicates with the internal void that... Agent: B. Craig Killough

20090306628 - Sterile docking apparatus and method: The present invention provides an inventive apparatus and method for docking of a male luer connector fluidly interconnected or interconnectable to a medical liquid source during one or repeated periods. As such, the invention has particular application to multiple-dose medication therapy procedures. The docking apparatus comprises a holding receptacle having... Agent: Marsh, Fischmann & Breyfogle LLP

20090306629 - Extravasation minimization device: The devices and methods shown provide for the minimization of extravasation during arthroscopic surgery. The extravasation minimization device allows a surgeon to drain excess fluids from the soft tissue surrounding the surgical field while also providing a stable surgical portal for arthroscopic surgical instruments.... Agent: Crockett & Crockett, P.C.

20090306631 - Manifold for administering reduced pressure to a subcutaneous tissue site: The illustrative embodiments described herein are directed to a system, method, and apparatus for applying a reduced pressure to a subcutaneous tissue site. The apparatus includes a manifold that is adapted to be inserted for placement at the subcutaneous tissue site. The manifold may include at least one purging lumen... Agent: Kinetic Concepts, Inc. C/o Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20090306630 - Reduced-pressure, liquid-collection canister with multi-orientation filter: A reduced pressure treatment system includes a liquid-collection canister for collecting liquid from a tissue site to which reduced pressure treatment is applied. The canister includes a first space configured to collect the liquid from the tissue site and a filter having a frame and a non-planar filter element. The... Agent: Kinetic Concepts, Inc. C/o Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20090306632 - Medicament delivery system and process: A system and method for delivering a substance to a selected site in the alimentary canal of a human or animal is provided. The system has an ingestible capsule comprising: a compartment for storing the substance; a receiver suitable for receiving a signal through animal tissue; a processor for storing... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090306633 - Electronically controlled capsule: An electronically controlled capsule or medicament delivery system (900) is provided. Disposed within a housing (102) of the system (900) configured for internal placement within a patient is a reservoir (960) for storing medicament. The reservoir (960) communicates with at least one respective aperture (970) of the housing (102). A... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

  
12/03/2009 > 83 patent applications in 59 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20090299260 - Tube for medical purposes: The present invention relates to a PVC-free tube (100) for medical purposes comprising three layers (101, 102, 103) arranged one above another, wherein each of these layers contains a polyolefin, and wherein the inner layer (102) also contains at least 60% of a thermoplastic elastomer. The present invention further relates... Agent: Millen, White, Zelano & Branigan, P.C.

20090299261 - Expandable catheters and methods relating thereto: In accordance with certain embodiments of the present disclosure, a catheter is provided. The catheter includes a body having a proximal portion and a distal portion. The body comprises a first element sealably interwoven with a second element to define a longitudinally extending lumen configured to pass fluid therethrough. The... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.

20090299264 - Electrode assembly for dry type iontophoresis: An iontophoresis device capable of stably holding a drug for a long time period and of transdermally administering the drug at a high transport number during use. The iontophoresis device includes a drug holding portion to store the ionic drug in a dry state and at least an aqueous medium... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20090299265 - Electrode assembly for iontophoresis having shape-memory separator and iontophoresis device using the same: An electrode assembly for iontophoresis including an electrode coupled to an electric power source device having a same polarity as that of the ionic drug in the electrode assembly, an electrolyte solution holding portion holding an electrolyte solution by being impregnated with the electrolyte solution, the electrolyte solution holding portion... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20090299267 - Iontophoretic drug delivery system with procedure window: The current invention is directed to an iontophoretic drug delivery system which drives charged drug molecules into a tissue, which comprises a body configured to be disposed on the tissue; a procedure window extending through said body, said window being open to provide access to the tissue for performance of... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20090299266 - Method and apparatus for skin absorption enhancement and transdermal drug delivery: A disposable head for attachment to a probe provides a substance to a patient's skin during a skin treatment procedure. The disposable head includes an attachment device for attaching the disposable head to a probe that provides at least electronic bursts of pulses to the patient's skin during the skin... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090299262 - Microporator for creating a permeation surface: There is disclosed a method for creating an initial permeation surface (A) in a biological membrane (1) comprising: a) creating a plurality of individual micropores (2i) in the biological membrane (1), each individual micropore (2i) having an individual permeation surface (Ai); and b) creating such a number of individual micropores... Agent: Fish & Associates, PC Robert D. Fish

20090299263 - Near-infrared electromagnetic modification of cellular steady-state membrane potentials: Systems and methods are disclosed herein for applying near-infrared optical energies and dosimetries to alter the bioenergetic steady-state trans-membrane and mitochondrial potentials (ΔΨ-steady) of all irradiated cells through an optical depolarization effect. This depolarization causes a concomitant decrease in the absolute value of the trans-membrane potentials ΔΨ of the irradiated... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20090299268 - Topical aminolevulinic acid-photodynamic therapy for the treatment of acne vulgaris: Light treatments of sebaceous gland disorders with 5-aminolevulinic acid and photodynamic therapy are disclosed. A preferred treatment includes topical application of 5-aminolevulinic acid to the skin followed by light exposures with repeated treatment at various intervals. At low doses of ALA and photodynamic therapy (PDT) in single or multiple treatments,... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20090299269 - Vascular stimulation to aid intravascular cell replacement therapy: A system and method are described involving the use of a cell delivery catheter that incorporates a stimulating electrode to promote vasodilation prior to injection of cells at a target location within a blood vessel. The vasodilation may be produced locally and/or distally from the target location near the target... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm

20090299270 - Line of perfusion for liquid of medical treatment: The perfusion line includes a tap having two fluid inlet ways and one fluid outlet way, each fluid inlet way being fitted with luer type connector means, one of the fluid inlet ways including stopping means that can be deformed or moved between a first position in which the stopping... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090299272 - Dialysis system having automated effluent sampling and peritoneal equilibration test: A dialysis system includes at least one dialysis fluid pump actuator, a disposable cassette including at least one pump chamber operable with the at least one pump actuator, the disposable cassette further including a plurality of fluid ports configured to be connected fluidly to a plurality of fluid containers, and... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20090299271 - Novel heating solutions for fluid media: A system and method for heating a fluid for delivery of the fluid in the context of a particular medical, pharmaceutical, industrial or mechanical application. A cassette is associated with an application, such as, for example, a peritoneal dialysis machine. The cassette includes one or more outlet tubes for delivery... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services

20090299273 - Remote exchange peritoneal dialysis: A portable, flexible peritoneal dialysis system is disclosed. The system includes a flexible harness, such as canvas or cloth, to mount a stiff housing with a heater for holding and heating fresh dialysis fluid. The harness includes straps or other suspending devices for holding a second, flexible housing for a... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20090299274 - Method and device for the delivery of a substance: An abrasion device and method for delivery of substances into the skin using a microabrader for delivering a substance into the skin are disclosed. An abrasion device with a cover is also disclosed. Such devices and methods can be effectively used to deliver bioactive substances into skin.... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20090299275 - Apparatus for deployment of micro-coil using a catheter: The apparatus for deployment of a therapeutic device such as a micro-coil detachably mounts the therapeutic device to a distal portion of a pusher member. In one embodiment, the therapeutic device is detachably mounted to the distal portion of the pusher member by a tubular collar that can be heated... Agent: Fulwider Patton LLP

20090299276 - Integrated delivery device for continuous glucose sensor: Systems and methods for integrating a continuous glucose sensor, including a receiver, a medicament delivery device, and optionally a single point glucose monitor are provided. Manual integrations provide for a physical association between the devices wherein a user (for example, patient or doctor) manually selects the amount, type, and/or time... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20090299277 - Infusion pump assembly: A wearable infusion pump assembly including a reservoir for receiving an infusible fluid, and a fluid delivery system configured to deliver the infusible fluid from the reservoir to an external infusion set. The fluid delivery system includes a volume sensor assembly configured to receive a quantity of the infusible fluid... Agent: Holland & Knight LLP

20090299278 - Injector with adjustable dosing: An injector for injecting medicament in a patient. The injector includes a container comprising a fluid chamber containing a first volume of a medicament, and an injection conduit associated with the fluid chamber for defining a fluid pathway therefrom to inject the medicament from the fluid chamber through the injection... Agent: Winston & Strawn LLP Patent Department

20090299279 - Optical determination of the position of the stopper in glass ampoules: This invention relates to a method for determining the stopper position of a medicament cartridge in a medical apparatus by means of a light source and photosensitive sensor surface.... Agent: Andrea Q. Ryan Sanofi-aventis U.s. LLC

20090299280 - Catheter with controllable stiffness and method for operating a selective stiffening catheter: A method and device for treating a Chronic Total Occlusion provides a controllable stiffness catheter with a shaft having a stiffness sheath and an access lumen. The device has a stiffness device in a stiff state below a given temperature and in a soft state above the temperature, a temperature-changing... Agent: Mayback & Hoffman, P.A.

20090299281 - Minimally invasive method for coronary bypass and other treatments: Treatment methods and devices are provided for percutaneously accessing a patient's thoracic region via a controlled opening in the aorta, so that cardiac procedures, such as a coronary bypass procedure, can be performed in a minimally invasive manner. Advantageously, it may be possible to perform the procedure without placing the... Agent: Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

20090299282 - Steerable vertebroplasty system with a plurality of cavity creation elements: Methods and devices for augmenting bone, such as in performing vertebroplasty are disclosed. A bone cement injection needle is provided, having a laterally deflectable distal end. The distal end may be provided with one or two or more cavity creation elements, such as inflatable balloons. A cavity creation element may... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090299284 - Balloon catheter tip design: The present invention is directed to distal tip designs for catheter, wherein distal tip material is positioned about an inner shaft. The distal tip material may also be used as a tie layer for thermally bonding two incompatible materials together, such as a waist portion of a balloon to the... Agent: Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.

20090299283 - Balloon design and weld design to increase eas of re-wrapping and decrease withdrawal force: A balloon catheter that has at least one shaft, and a balloon. The balloon has a first weld region, a first cone region, a middle region, a second cone region and a second weld region where the first weld region engages the balloon to the at least one shaft, the... Agent: Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.

20090299286 - Device for withdrawing and concealing the needle of a medical syringe following injection: The invention relates to a device which is applied to the front part of a medical syringe and which is used to withdraw and conceal a used injection needle such that the needle is housed in a safety container. The inventive device is characterised in that, once the syringe has... Agent: Gottlieb Rackman & Reisman PC

20090299285 - Extendable auto retractable medical syringe: An auto retractable safety syringe (11) is disclosed. The syringe has barrel (12) which has a hollow plunger (13) located therein. The plunger has piston means (39) associated therewith so as to be sealingly slideable within the barrel. The syringe further has a needle cartridge assembly (14) located in the... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.

20090299287 - Apparatus and method for cooling liquid in intravascular cooling system: A portable apparatus and method for providing a cooled liquid for vascular administration are disclosed. The portable apparatus includes a source of liquid for vascular administration, a cooling reservoir for receiving liquid from the source, and a sorption-based heat exchanger for cooling liquid in the cooling reservoir by a sorption-based... Agent: Marsh, Fischmann & Breyfogle LLP

20090299290 - External infusion device with a vented housing: An external infusion device for infusion of a fluid into a body from a reservoir includes a drive system, a housing, electronic control circuitry and at least one vent port. The drive system is operatively coupled with a reservoir to infuse a fluid into a body. The housing is adapted... Agent: Medtronic Minimed Inc.

20090299288 - Fluid infusion system, a method of assembling such system and drug reservoir for use in the system: The present invention relates to methods and devices for providing a reduced risk of free flow from medical devices such as an infusion pump. A medicament containing reservoir is provided with a piston having a sealing portion formed by a material of a first stiffness. The piston further comprises a... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department

20090299289 - Pump assembly with switch: A wearable infusion pump assembly includes a reusable housing assembly, and a disposable housing assembly including a reservoir for receiving an infusible fluid. The wearable infusion pump assembly also includes a releasable engagement assembly configured to allow the reusable housing assembly to releasably engage the disposable housing assembly. A switch... Agent: Holland & Knight LLP

20090299291 - Catheter introducer: The invention relates to a catheter introducer comprising: a tube-like introducer sheath; an introducer hub having a distal section and a proximal section, wherein the distal section is joined to the proximal end of the introducer sheath and the proximal section defines a chamber; a needle extending through the introducer... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090299292 - Percutaneous gastrostomy catheter including a single biodegradable internal flange: The invention relates to a percutaneous gastrostomy probe including a tube (1), an internal retaining means (2) and an external flange (3), essentially characterised in that the internal retaining means is formed by a single flange (2) made entirely from a biodegradable copolymer The type of polymers used, the dose... Agent: Jerome D. Jackson (jackson Patent Law Office)

20090299293 - Self-closing external vessel plug with integrated wide-lumen needle: A self-closing external vessel plug (1) with an integrated wide-lumen needle for puncturing vessels in the human or animal body has a pressure chamber (8), a closure part (5), a closure element (6), a pressure wall part (7), and flexible wings (13) for fixing on the body. The wide-lumen needle... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090299294 - Support devices for catheters: A device for securing a catheter tube against a patient's body, said device comprising a base member for attaching to the patient's body in use, and a gripping member, the gripping member comprising: a first region that is attached to, or attachable, to, or integral with, the base member; an... Agent: Stetina Brunda Garred & Brucker

20090299295 - Needle cover assembly for a syringe: A single-use cover assembly that obscures a substantial majority or an entirety of an injection needle from view before, during, and after an injection procedure. The cover assembly includes a housing and a needle sleeve that retracts and extends by sliding axially within the housing. The needle sleeve carries a... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

20090299296 - Container for receiving medical liquids: A container for receiving liquids with different concentrations of an active substance that is to be administered or dosed, wherein the container includes a hollow body and a displaceable element for expelling the liquid is located for longitudinal movement in the hollow body, and wherein the cross-sectional surface area of... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP

20090299297 - Injection device: The invention concerns an injection device for apportioning set doses of a drug from a reservoir to a subject. The injection device comprises a dose setting member (20, 70) which is screwed out from the housing (30) to set a dose and pushed axially back to the housing (30) in... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department

20090299298 - Applicator: The invention relates to applicators (1) for implantation of an implant, having a cylinder (2) and a plunger (3) displaceably mounted therein, which plunger (3) has a pusher plunger (31) for pushing the implant out of a cannula, the cannula being mounted on a cylinder part, the cylinder part (4)... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090299300 - Connector for transferring fluid and method of use: A connector for transferring fluid and method therefor. The connector may have a first port, a second port, and a third port which may be coupled together at a main channel with a first valve element therein controlling fluid flow through the first port. The first valve element is supported... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.l.p

20090299299 - Low profile pivoting joint infusion assembly: System for the subcutaneous delivery into the body of a patient of a fluid from a remote vessel. The system includes a main assembly and placement member with a needle. A delivery tube for carrying the fluid is attached at a near end to the remote reservoir or vessel. At... Agent: Jackson Walker, L.L.P.

20090299302 - Devices and methods for protecting a user from a sharp tip of a medical needle: There are disclosed devices and methods for protecting a user from a sharp tip of a medical needle. In an embodiment, a device includes a central body portion, a medical needle having a sharp tip, a pair of wings in attachment to the central body portion, and a mechanical fastener... Agent: Holland & Hart, LLP

20090299301 - Needle protective device for subcutaneous sensors: An introducer is provided for introducing a sensor into the body of a patient. The introducer connects to a sensor hub. When the sensor hub and introducer are connected, the introducer needle is exposed. When the sensor hub and introducer are disconnected, a needle cover and the needle move with... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

20090299303 - Reduced-pressure, linear wound closing bolsters and systems: A reduced-pressure, linear-wound closing bolster has a pivotable frame that moves from an extended position to a compressed position under the influence of reduced pressure. The closing bolster may have a first closing member, a second closing member, and an interior space. A manifold member is disposed within the interior... Agent: Kinetic Concepts, Inc. C/o Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20090299304 - Stabilized transdermal drug delivery system: A solid dispersion transdermal drug delivery system comprising a therapeutic agent in a stable amorphous form and a combination polymeric stabilizing and dispersing agent having a hydrogen bond-forming functional group, and a method of manufacturing these systems is provided. The weight ratio of the combination polymeric stabilizing and dispersing agent... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20090299305 - Collection system for biological sample: This invention relates to a system for collecting and preserving biological sample. Specifically, the invention relates to an assembly for collecting, preserving and transporting biological samples, methods of using the assembly and kits comprising the same.... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP

20090299306 - Control unit with pump module for a negative pressure wound therapy device: An apparatus including a pump and control unit to be used to provide negative pressure for a wound therapy device. The pump module includes a pump and a pressure sensor, and the control unit module is capable of determining the pump in the pump module. The apparatus has a handheld... Agent: Factor & Lake, Ltd

20090299308 - Inflatable bladder dressings, systems, and methods: A system for providing reduced-pressure treatment to a tissue site of a patient includes a reduced-pressure source for supplying reduced pressure, a fluid source for supplying a fluid, and a plurality of inflatable bladders for placing adjacent the tissue site. The inflatable bladders are operable to receive the fluid to... Agent: Kinetic Concepts, Inc. C/o Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20090299307 - Reduced-pressure, linear-wound treatment systems: A system for treating a linear wound on a patient has a closing dressing bolster for placing on the patient's epidermis over the linear wound, a sealing subsystem for providing a seal over the closing dressing bolster and the patient, and a reduced-pressure subsystem for delivering reduced pressure to the... Agent: Kinetic Concepts, Inc. C/o Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20090299309 - Locating flange for a two-piece ostomy adhesive mount: A mounting assembly for an ostomy pouch. The assembly includes a body flange having an adhesive coating on one side adapted to be adhered to the peristomal skin surface of an osteomate. Diametrically opposed loops project from the edge of the flange and form pockets. Also included is an ostomy... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20090299310 - 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.

20090299311 - Absorbent garment: A washable, reusable garment for retention of body fluids when worn on a person's lower body part. The garment has a crotch portion and a body portion. The crotch portion has an absorbent composite, and a pocket adapted for receiving a removable absorbent pad. The body portion has a waist... Agent: Moore & Van Allen PLLC

20090299312 - Twisted, compressed substrates as wetness indicators in absorbent articles: Absorbent articles including a twisted, compressed substrate are generally described. The twisted, compressed substrate of the present invention is configured to expand toward the skin of the wearer (i.e., in the z-direction of the absorbent article perpendicular to the plane of the absorbent article) upon contact with a liquid. However,... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.

20090299314 - Md stretch laminate having cd stretch: The presently described technology provides a machine-direction stretch elastic laminate having in addition cross-direction stretch. The elastomeric laminate comprises an elastic film layer laminated to at least one nonwoven fabric layer and may be used in elasticized features of various articles, such as disposable absorbent articles. Methods for producing the... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20090299313 - Sanitary garment and method for making same: A reusable sanitary garment is provided, having a three-part construction, incorporating an outer garment portion, a sling portion, and at least one pad, supported within the sling, which, in turn, is affixed to, and supported within, the outer garment. Both the outer garment portion and the sling portion are preferably... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP

20090299315 - Surface cross-linked superabsorbent polymer particles and methods of making them: Superabsorbent polymer particles with improved surface cross-linking and their use in absorbent articles. The superabsorbent polymer particles comprise polymer chain segments, wherein at least a part of the polymer chain segments are covalently cross-linked to each other and wherein at least a part of the cross-links include the reaction product... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20090299316 - Three-dimensional apertured film for transmitting dynamically-deposited and statically-retained fluids: A three-dimensional film for use as a transfer layer in an absorbent article has a continuous surface and a discontinuous surface disposed generally parallel to and spaced from said continuous surface; both the continuous surface and the discontinuous surface have large scale apertures defined by sidewalls originating on the surface... Agent: Tessari & Associates, PLLC

20090299318 - Personal wear absorbent article with tab: An absorbent article includes a central absorbent assembly having a front waist region, a back waist region, and a crotch region interconnecting the front and back waist regions. Front side panels extend outward from the front waist region and back side panels extend outward from the back waist region. The... Agent: Christopher M. Goff (27839) Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20090299317 - Personal wear absorbent article with waist adjustment tab: An absorbent article includes a front waist region, a back waist region and a crotch region interconnecting the front and back waist regions. An article fastening system attaches the back waist region to the front waist region to define a wear configuration of the absorbent article having a waist opening... Agent: Christopher M. Goff (27839) Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20090299321 - Folded disposable pants: Folded disposable pants which include an outer wear sheet of pants shape and an absorbent main body adhered to a skin-contacting surface side in the outer wear sheet, wherein elastic members are added at least to circumferences of a waist opening and a leg opening. The folded disposable pants are... Agent: Jordan And Hamburg LLP

20090299319 - Disposable absorbent article: A disposable absorbent article includes a sheet member, an absorbent core, at least one front leg elastic member, and at least one rear leg elastic member. The leg elastic members intersect at left and right intersections located in a crotch region of the sheet member. The left and right intersections... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20090299320 - Underpants-type disposable diaper: An underpants-type disposable diaper is of a size and a water absorption capacity suitable for infants 3 to 6 years old, and is capable of preventing the protrusion of the groin portion of the diaper in use so that leakage does not occur. The leakage can be avoided by increasing... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20090299322 - Personal wear absorbent article with disposal tab: An absorbent article for personal wear has front and back waist regions that are one of permanently attached and releasably attachable to define transversely opposite sides each extending a length Lp from a waist opening to a leg opening of the article. A disposal tab has an attachment region attached... Agent: Christopher M. Goff (27839) Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20090299323 - Personal wear absorbent article with disposal tab: An absorbent article for personal wear has first and second waist regions that are one of permanently attached and releasably attachable to define transversely opposite sides each extending a length Lp from a waist opening to a leg opening of the article. A disposal tab has an attachment region attached... Agent: Christopher M. Goff (27839) Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20090299324 - Multichamber bag and gas barrier film: An environment friendly and inexpensive gas barrier film that allows a medicine to be clearly visible from outside and prevents erroneous administration is provided. A multichamber bag having a diluting solution chamber 3 jointed to one end side of a medicine-accommodation chamber 1 via a weak sealing part 2 and... Agent: Berliner & Associates

20090299325 - Filling system and method for syringes with short needles: A filling system for syringes utilizing short needles to be filled from a vial having a thick septum is described. The system may be useful in any situation where the septum or vial stopper of a medication container is thicker than the usable length of the needle on the delivery... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20090299326 - Endovascular aneurysm treatment device and method: An self-expanding frame is mounted on the distal end of a shaft. The frame is sized and configured so that it can be inserted into the cavity of an aneurysm. Suction is applied to the interior of the aneurysm through the shaft or through another catheter, and the wall of... Agent: Law Office Of David Mcewing

20090299327 - Inflatable medical devices: Inflatable medical devices and methods for making and using the same are disclosed. The inflatable medical devices can be medical balloons. The balloons can be configured to have a through-lumen or no through-lumen and a wide variety of geometries. The device can have a high-strength, non-compliant, fiber-reinforced, multi-layered wall. The... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20090299328 - Injection device for soft-tissue augmentation fillers, bioactive agents and other biocompatible materials in liquid or gel form: Described herein are injection devices capable of automatically injecting substances into the soft tissue of a patient. The devices can inject low to high viscosity materials at predetermined, user selected injection rates, allowing the operator more control than a traditional syringe. The devices can allow mixing of more than one... Agent: Allergan, Inc.

20090299329 - Cold treatment: The invention relates to a method of reducing or ameliorating one or more symptoms of a cold or flu in a subject, comprising the steps of providing a source of water vapour, manipulating the subject's nose to occlude one nasal passageway, inhaling the water vapour through the remaining nasal passageway,... Agent: Nixon Peabody, LLP

20090299330 - Cellular delivery device: A cellular delivery device comprising a cellular carrier and an insertion device is provided. The cellular carrier includes at least one elongate strand of biocompatible material with a distal end and a proximal end. A stop member is connected to the proximal end of the elongate strand. The insertion device... Agent: The Law Office Of Edward L Bishop

20090299331 - Vein stripping device: A vein stripping device 1 comprises a catheter 2 for insertion into a vein 10 to be removed. The catheter 2 has a proximal region 3 adjacent a proximal end 4 of the catheter 2 and a distal region 5 adjacent a distal end 6 of the catheter 2. The... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20090299332 - Medical device including a polymer sleeve and a coil wound into the polymer sleeve: Medical devices and methods for making and using the same. An example medical device may include an elongate core member having a proximal portion and a distal portion. A polymer jacket may be disposed about at least a portion of the core member. The jacket may include an outer surface.... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20090299333 - Composite flexible tube for medical applications: A flexible composite tube for medical applications is described. The tube has the ability to transmit a torque and to resist compression, tension, and kinking. The tube is also very flexible in bending, and has a small wall thickness. Different layers are used to obtain the desired properties. Torsional stiffness... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090299334 - Enhanced pre-wetted intermittent catheter with lubricious coating: The present disclosure relates to a pre-wetted intermittent catheter apparatus including a collapsible container having a conduit positioned therein as well as a wetting fluid. The conduit has a lubricious coating disposed thereon such that the coating is hydrated upon contact with the wetting fluid in the container, providing a... Agent: Rutan & Tucker, LLP.

20090299335 - Shape memory system with integrated actuation using embedded particles: A shape memory material with integrated actuation using embedded particles. One embodiment provides a shape memory material apparatus comprising a shape memory material body and magnetic pieces in the shape memory material body. Another embodiment provides a method of actuating a device to perform an activity on a subject comprising... Agent: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC

20090299338 - Locking clamp: A locking clamp is provided that is used for securing at least one tube. The locking clamp has a first and second end axially opposed end pieces and a plurality of locking members extending between the first and second end pieces. Living hinges connect the first and second end pieces... Agent: Angiodynamics, Inc.

20090299337 - Self-locking fluid connection: A self locking luer type connection. The luer lock includes a male and female luer portion adapted to removably connect to each other and capable of forming a sealed fluid flow path. A combination of both hard and semi-hard materials is utilized for either a male luer portion or a... Agent: Swanson & Bratschun, L.L.C.

20090299336 - Self-sealing assembly for preventing fluid leakage from medical device: Self-sealing assemblies and methods of establishing a fluid-seal around a medical instrument are disclosed herein. An assembly for providing resistance to fluid leakage includes an introducer section having a mouth portion, a stem portion, and a longitudinal axis therebetween, wherein a diameter of the mouth portion decreases over a length... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP

20090299339 - Fluid connector system: A connector system for connecting conduits for fluid flow there between comprises a first male connector and a first female connector, the connectors being releasably interengageable to form fluid-tight connection, the first male connector being adapted to connect the first female connector, but not to a standard female locking Luer... Agent: Ostrager Chong Flaherty & Broitman PC

20090299340 - Anistropic drapes and systems: An anisotropic wound drape for treating a wound on a patient includes a flexible sheet for placing over a tissue site. The flexible sheet includes a first isotropic zone, and a second isotropic zone. The first isotropic zone and the second isotropic zone are configured to provide the flexible sheet... Agent: Kinetic Concepts, Inc. C/o Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20090299341 - Dressing assemblies for wound treatment using reduced pressure: A dressing assembly for use with a reduced pressure treatment system, the dressing assembly develops a directed force under reduced pressure. The directed force may be a radial force or a closing force. The dressing assembly includes a shaped dressing bolster having a shaped extremity that is operable to evenly... Agent: Kinetic Concepts, Inc. C/o Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20090299342 - Reduced pressure, compression systems and apparatuses for use on joints: A system for providing reduced-pressure treatment to a moveable tissue site, such as a joint, includes a flexible dressing bolster. The flexible dressing bolster has a first side and a second, inward-facing side, and a plurality of flexion joints formed on the flexible dressing bolster. The system further includes a... Agent: Kinetic Concepts, Inc. C/o Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

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