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Surgery January recently filed with US Patent Office 01/10

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01/28/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100022934 - System and method for detecting access disconnection: A dialysis system includes: a blood filter; a dialysate pump connected to a dialysate portion of the blood filter; a blood pump connected to a blood portion of the blood filter, the blood pump including a diaphragm that is moved in cycles to pump the blood, the cycles having a... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100022935 - Electromagnetic induction access disconnect sensor: A connection of a patient's vascular system to an extracorporeal blood treatment machine is monitored to ensure the patient's safety during a procedure. The procedure may be hemodialysis, apheresis, plasmapheresis, a coronary by-pass operation, or other procedure. To ensure safe electrical connection, a contact and a return are connected via... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100022936 - Wearable ultrafiltration device: An ultrafiltration device adapted to be worn on a portion of the body of a patient includes a blood inlet tube leading from a first blood vessel, a blood pump, an anticoagulant reservoir for infusing anticoagulants into the blood, a blood filter including a substrate through which the blood is... Agent: Howison & Arnott, L.l.p

20100022937 - Portable power dialysis machine: A fuel-cell powered medical fluid processing machine or dialysis machine is disclosed. The machine is intended for remote or rural areas where standard household or utility power is not available or is subject to interruption. The fuel cell is powered by hydrogen or other source of protons, or may instead... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100022938 - Systems and methods for handling air and/or flushing fluids in a fluid circuit: Systems and methods handle air and rinsing fluid during fluid processing. The systems and methods eliminate air from a fluid processing system prior to, during, and after use. The systems and methods provide a connector assembly for establishing fluid flow from a fluid source. The connector assembly has discrete first... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC

20100022939 - Cannula tip for use with a vad: In one embodiment of the present invention, a cannula for use with a blood circulation device may include the cannula having a longitudinal axis and proximal and distal directions along the longitudinal axis. The cannula may also include a proximal portion having a wall extending around the longitudinal axis and... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP

20100022940 - Percutaneously introduceable shunt devices and methods: Catheters, implantable shunt devices and methods usable to establish passageways between blood vessels and/or other anatomical structures within the body of a human or animal subject.... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department

20100022942 - Device for percutaneous absorption preparation: The invention provides a device for a percutaneous absorption preparation, provided with a solution storage container which can exhibit good solution migration independently of the level of force. The device for a percutaneous absorption preparation comprises an electrode film comprising a base member (1) and an electrode layer (2) and... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100022941 - Wound treatment system and method of use: A wound treatment system includes a vessel that is sized to receive a human limb. The vessel includes a chamber with an opening leading into the chamber A removable liner lines the chamber of the vessel and forms a treatment zone. A humidifier in fluid communication with the treatment zone... Agent: Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

20100022943 - Hydrodynamic thrombectomy catheter: A catheter apparatus for removing an obstruction within a body lumen includes an elongate tubular shaft defining a lumen and a flexible membrane that fluidly seals the distal end of the tubular shaft. At least one cutter member is attached to and distally extends from the flexible membrane. An actuating... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department

20100022945 - Implantable drug delivery system: An implantable medicament delivery device includes a core body which further includes a single basin or multiple smaller basins for containing a drug or a medicament. Each basin is covered by a screen. The implantable drug delivery device is placed within the body of an animal, and the drug is... Agent: Alcon

20100022944 - Method and apparatus for treating an acute myocardial infarction: A method and apparatus for treating an acute myocardial infarction is provided. The apparatus comprises an ultrasound catheter that can be inserted into the esophagus to deliver ultrasound energy to the heart and coronary vasculature. The ultrasound energy can enhance the effect of an intravenously administered thrombolytic drug on a... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100022946 - Endovascular periaortic magnetic glue delivery: The disclosure of the present application includes assemblies, systems, and methods for preventing endoleak and migration. In an embodiment of an assembly for delivering a magnetic glue-like substance, the assembly comprises a catheter defining a catheter, a needle positioned within the catheter, and a needle wire, whereby a magnetic glue-like... Agent: Ice Miller LLP

20100022947 - Inflatable chamber device for motion through a passage: A self-propelled device for locomotion through a lumen, comprising a set of serially arranged inflatable chambers, and incorporating a number of novel aspects. To enable easy insertion and use, the rigidity of the device is increased by means of rigid inserts in the balloons, or by use of stiff springs... Agent: Daniel Feigelson

20100022948 - Steerable catheter and dilator and system and method for implanting a heart implant: A catheter according to one embodiment may be configured to extend through a transseptal puncture site, a left atrium, and into a left ventricle. The catheter may comprise a shaft defining at least one lumen configured to receive at least one of an implant and/or a dilator, a first steerable... Agent: Grossman, Tucker, Perreault & Pfleger, PLLC

20100022949 - Balloon assembly with a torque: An expandable medical balloon for use in combination with a catheter assembly, the balloon having a torque in a first and second unexpanded state, and to methods of making and using the same.... Agent: Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.

20100022950 - Catheter having electrically conductive pathways: Medical devices having electrically conductive pathways are disclosed. More particularly, the disclosure is directed to catheter shafts including an electrically conductive wire embedded in a polymeric tube. The disclosure is also directed to catheter shafts including an electrically conductive media coextruded in a polymeric tube. The disclosure is also directed... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20100022951 - Detachable hub/luer device and processes: A hub system comprising, in combination: a luer further comprising a luer channel, configured to accommodate a selected device, said luer channel further comprising a segment extending through an extension of said luer; and a nose further comprising a nose channel configured to selectively couple with said extension, wherein the... Agent: Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps LLP

20100022952 - Bioinjection device: The bioinjection device has a housing including a pistol grip and an elongated barrel. A trigger is pivotally mounted to the housing. A plunger and needle are slidable between a first position in which the plunger and needle are slidably disposed in the barrel and a second position in which... Agent: Litman Law Offices, Ltd.

20100022953 - Medication delivery devices having penetrable sterility barriers and alignment features: A medication delivery cartridge is described that includes a casing having an internal cavity extending between a proximal end and a distal end of the casing, a plunger translatable within the internal cavity that includes a penetrable fluid outlet, a volume of medicine contained within the internal cavity disposed between... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c

20100022954 - Analyte meter protectors and methods: Analyte meter protectors, meters that include the same, and methods.... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc. Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

20100022956 - Infusion set: The application relates to an infusion set comprising an infusion part (1) comprising a base part (3) having a main plane, a head part (6) extending from the main plane of the base part and a cannula (12) extending from the base part, first fastening means, a connector (2) having... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20100022955 - System and method for an injection using a syringe needle: An auto-injector for injecting a fluid medicament into a patient from a pre-filled syringe requires a disposable cassette that is selectively engageable with the reusable injector. The syringe is latched onto the cassette, and the cassette is then engaged with the injector. Activation of the injector causes a first motor... Agent: Nydegger & Associates

20100022957 - Medical instrument with laterally displaceable seal: A medical instrument has a cannula, a seal disposed in said cannula, said seal has an opening for guiding a shaft of another instrument through said seal in a sealed manner. An expansion device serves for expanding said opening in said seal. Said expansion device has an expansion cone comprising... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC

20100022958 - Surgical access devices with sorbents: The present invention generally provides methods and devices for removing fluid from a surgical instrument. Surgical access devices and seal systems are generally provided having one or more valves or seal assemblies to create a closed system between the outside environment and the environment in which the surgical access device... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery/nutter, Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20100022959 - Cannula sealing apparatus: A cannula sealing apparatus includes a housing having a central axially facing aperture. A surgical instrument of 10.5 mm may seal with that aperture. Alternatively, a sealing member having an aperture that will seal with a 12 mm surgical instrument can be swung up to be aligned with the aperture.... Agent: Adams Intellectual Property Law

20100022960 - Inserter for infusion part and infusion part provided with needle protector: The invention relates to an infusion part (1), as well as to a simple, non-expensive inserter for said infusion part which inserter would be easy and safe for the user to handle during use and to dispose of after use. The inserter comprises a housing (26), a spring unit (19)... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20100022962 - Securement device: A securement device includes a filament which passes underneath at least a portion of the securement device and can be secured about a medical article to be retained. The filament may be secured about the medical article without the use of adhesive. At least a portion of the securement device... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100022961 - Superthin wound dressing having folded release sheet: A wound dressing, which is easy to apply in very few steps, the dressing having a thin film section surrounded by a thicker outside border section. The border section provides rigidity to the dressing by virtue of being thicker than the inner thin film portion of the dressing. The wound... Agent: Brown & Michaels, PC 400 M & T Bank Building

20100022963 - Medicament delivery device configured to produce an audible output: Medicament delivery devices are described herein. In some embodiments, an apparatus includes a medicament delivery device and an electronic circuit system. The medicament delivery device includes a housing, a medicament container, and a medicament delivery member. The electronic circuit system is coupled to the housing and includes an audible output... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group

20100022964 - Gearing mechanism for an injection device: An injection device comprising: a base member (102); a plunger (104) for driving a piston in a distal direction; a driving member (106); and a gear mechanism (108) providing a gearing between the driving member (106) and the plunger (104) such that then the driving member (106) is moved at... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department

20100022965 - Syringe-attached topical anesthetic dispenser: A topical anesthetic dispenser is releasably attachable to a pre-filled disposable syringe. A pair of clips receive the barrel of the syringe. The clips are on a housing receiving a pre-filled canister of a topical numbing agent and including a chamber. The canister includes an aerosol dispensing valve actuated by... Agent: H. Jay Spiegel - H. Jay Spiegel & Associates

20100022966 - Fluid delivery service: A fluid delivery device and system is operable to fluidly couple a pair of fluid delivery conduits. One embodiment includes a fluid delivery device sized to meet ANSI/AAMI ID54:1996(R) 2005 and not mate with ANSI/HIMA MD70.1 or ISO 594/1 and ISO 594/2 standards for intravenous ports and connectors to prevent... Agent: Garlick Harrison & Markison

20100022967 - Manifold hub for patient fluid administration: The present invention concerns a housing for supporting the proximal inlet ports of at least two isolated lumens, for use in a patient fluid administration system, wherein each of the lumens further comprises a distal outlet for connecting to at least one patient fluid administration member, and wherein the housing... Agent: Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco Pl

20100022968 - Medical stopcock with a cap: A medical stopcock with a cap is provided which includes a chamber part; an upstream branch pipe, a downstream branch pipe and a supplementary upstream branch pipe which are connected to the chamber part, respectively; a rotary valve which can link in communication and block the areas between the chamber... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20100022969 - Percutaneous gastrostomy catheter with inflatable balloon and with biodegradable anchorage means: The invention relates to a percutaneous gastrostomy probe comprising a tube (1), a means of internal retention (2) and an external collar (3). The probe according to the invention is characterized essentially in that the means of internal retention (2) consists of a non-biodegradable inflatable balloon (21) connected to separate... Agent: Jerome D. Jackson (jackson Patent Law Office)

20100022970 - Collecting sheath and method of use thereof: The present invention is directed to a device and method for safely removing matter collected by matter collecting catheter from a body organ or passage by means of a collecting sheath comprising an elongated tube having at its distal end an expandable container sleeve, and a lumen passing along said... Agent: Daniel J Swirsky

20100022971 - Precision lid retracting eyedropper device: Precision lid retracting eyedropper device with a hollow, rigid housing having an upper aperture that allows a push button topped piston to enter the housing where the piston can impinge on a resilient tubular member that is part of a pump assembly. The housing also includes a solution storing chamber... Agent: Kammer Browning PLLC

20100022972 - Reduced pressure treatment system having a dual porosity pad: A wound closure system and method having a porous pad for providing a reduced pressure to a tissue site is disclosed. The porous pad comprises a porous material formed by spraying a chemical substance that cures to form the porous material which has a body and an outer surface. Both... Agent: Kinetic Concepts, Inc. C/o Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20100022974 - Device and method for transferring fluids within a surgical environment: A method and device for transferring fluids from a non-sterile field to a sterile field within a surgical environment includes utilizing a device that includes a main body having a first inlet port that is in communication with a first outlet port. Fluid is taken from the patient, typically with... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.

20100022973 - Method of collecting biological excretory substance: [Solving Means] A biological excretory substance is collected using a bag-shaped container constituted from a sheet-shaped base material comprising a soft porous material only, a soft nonporous material only or a compounded material of a soft nonporous material and a soft porous material and then it is retained in the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100022975 - Ostomy appliance apparatus: An ostomy appliance apparatus comprising a integrally molded dome. The integrally molded dome assembly includes a dome, a drainage outlet in fluid communication with the dome, and a flange extending from the dome. An adhesive is coupled to the bottom surface of the flange. A safety disc may be supplied... Agent: The Watson Intellectual Property Group, PLC

20100022976 - Seal for a rectal or ostomy appliance: A rectal appliance with a tubular member defining a communication passage for body waste, and first and second inflatable chamber portions carried on the tubular member for forming internal and external seals with respect to the anus. One or both of the inflatable chamber portions have a partly flared shape.... Agent: Convatec Inc.

20100022977 - Wearable article having a temperature change element: A wearable article useful for facilitating toilet training. The wearable article includes a temperature change element providing a cool/wet signal when wetted which causes discomfort to the wearer. The temperature change element comprises a temperature change substance disposed on an impermeable material in order to maximize the thermal signal provided... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20100022978 - Absorbent member and method of producing the same: An absorbent member (10) of the invention has a hydrophilic continuous fiber web (12) and lumpy particles of an absorbent polymer (13) held in the web (12). The absorbent polymer (13) is localized in part in a planar or thickness direction of the absorbent member (10). The continuous fibers in... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100022979 - Diaper with waste receptacle: The diaper with waste receptacle (10) includes a disposable diaper (14) having an inner surface adapted for contacting the body and an outer surface. A pocket (12) is secured to the outer surface of the diaper (14). An opening of the pocket (12) provides access to the open interior region... Agent: Litman Law Offices, Ltd.

20100022980 - Wrapper sealing process and article: A process for overwrapping a catamenial device such as a tampon includes the steps of providing a substantially cylindrical overwrapper material, inserting a catamenial device into the overwrap material, and closing the open end of the overwrapper material. The overwrapper material has an open end, a closed end, and a... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100022981 - Self-contained disposable changing mat: A self-contained disposable changing mat (2) that is one piece and liquid proof and comprises at least two layers (4, 6) each with an absorbent working area (8) from which a part of a person is able to be attended to, a waste disposal bag (10) that hangs down when... Agent: Iandiorio Teska & Coleman

20100022982 - Closure element with elastic side panels for absorbent sanitary products, absorbent sanitary product and respective manufacturing method: A closure element (10) with elastic side panels for absorbent pant-like sanitary products (52), said element (10) being formed starting from a strip (12) at least partially made of elasticised material (16) folded in transverse direction so as to form two parts (22, 24), symmetrical relative to a central transverse... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100022983 - Method for manufacturing a pants-type disposable absorbent hygience article: The invention relates to a method for manufacturing a pant-type disposable absorbent hygiene article (2), comprising a waist edge (20), sealed all around the periphery thereof, forming a waist opening and with leg openings (8), wherein longitudinal side edge sections (16), 18) of a front piece (6) and a back... Agent: Dreiss, Fuhlendorf, Steimle & Becker

20100022984 - Enteral feeding safety reservoir and system: The present invention provides a one-piece bottle containing enteral feeding material and having a top end with a threaded section and a bottom end comprising a funneled connector port; and a threaded cap dimensioned to mate with the threaded section of the one-piece bottle; wherein the funneled connector port connects... Agent: Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

20100022985 - Vial adaptor: A vial adapter suitable for use in transferring fluid from a vial to a needleless syringe, the vial having a top end sealed with a septum. According to one embodiment, the vial adapter comprises (a) a body, the body having a top end, a bottom end and an inner cavity,... Agent: Mayer & Williams PC

20100022986 - Multi-purpose connector for enteral application: The invention relates to a multipurpose container made in two pieces and having three distal and two proximal connectors arranged concentrically in one another and coaxially to one another and made differently and having a venting passage. The multipurpose container is used in gravity-assisted and pump-assisted enteral feeding and serves... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20100022987 - Medication delivery system: A medication delivery system includes an array of cartridge-receiving ports, a medication receiving fluid conduit, and a plurality of dispensing elements. Each port includes a fluid channel terminating at a fluid outlet and is configured to receive one of a plurality of cartridges that each contain a bolus volume of... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c

20100022988 - Infusion set with a data storage device: An infusion device, an infusion set and a system and method involving one or the other and/or both, wherein the infusion device interacts with the infusion set, and/or wherein the device, set, system and method ensure that deviations from the therapeutically suitable operating state of an infusion set attached to... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP

20100022989 - Steerable catheter and method of making the same: A steerable catheter including a helical coil of wire having a longitudinal axis, a distal end, a proximal end, and a lumen extending longitudinally from the distal end to the proximal end, a ribbon having a distal end, and extending longitudinally, adjacent to the longitudinal axis, within the lumen, from... Agent: Simpson & Simpson, PLLC

20100022990 - Pump system for negative pressure wound therapy and improvements thereon: A wound therapy system is provided which includes at least one sensor placed in a wound for sensing information regarding status of a body of a living being, and a communication link for electronically passing the information regarding the at least one sensor to a controller. A method for providing... Agent: Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen & Pokotilow, Ltd.

20100022992 - Drug delivery device: The present application provides a drug-delivery device comprising a drug reservoir chamber 16, containing a substance to be delivered, in fluid connection with a drug administration means 18, and an electrically-controlled battery unit 10 comprising at least one displacement-generating battery cell 19 coupled to the drug reservoir chamber 16 by... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100022991 - System and device for maintaining physiological levels of steroid hormone in a subject: A system, device, or method is provided which maintains a substantially physiological level or a substantially physiological cyclic pre-menopausal level of one or more steroid hormones in a mammalian subject in need thereof. The system, device, or method includes providing to the subject at least one treatment regimen including replacement... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

20100022993 - Apparatus and method for delivering beneficial liquids at steady rate: An apparatus for delivering a beneficial agent is disclosed in one embodiment of the invention as including a water collection chamber. A water-transporting membrane is provided to communicate with the water collection chamber. An extraction chamber receives water through the water-transporting membrane, expanding the extraction chamber. A dispensing chamber, containing... Agent: Ceramatec, Inc.

01/21/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100016776 - Treatment device with memory-supported control means: The therapy device stores the time profiles of the blood pressure and of other influencing variables during preceding therapy procedures. The time profile of the blood pressure and of other influencing variables during the actual therapy is also recorded. An analytical comparison is then made between the time profiles of... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20100016777 - Waste balancing for extracorporeal blood treatment systems: One or more waste balancing systems may be used in a fluid circulating system for medical use. The fluid circulating system may be part of a blood treatment system for a patient suffering renal failure. A waste balancing system may include a pressure element operable to maintain a constant fluid... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC

20100016778 - Apparatus for purification of blood and a process thereof: The present invention is in relation to an apparatus for purification of blood and a method for assembling such apparatus. Also, the invention provides solution to the problem of kidney damage, wherein the damaged kidney can be replaced with the apparatus of instant invention to help in the purification of... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100016779 - Molecular exchange device: The present application relates to a molecular exchange device (1) for use with an analysis and control apparatus and a method of manufacturing a molecular exchange device. The molecular exchange device comprises a casing (2), extending from a proximal end (3) to a distal end (4), supporting at least two... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman, LLP

20100016780 - Tampon applicator: In a tampon applicator, an elongated barrel has an interior chamber for housing a tampon therein, a grip region generally adjacent an outer end of the barrel, a tip region generally adjacent an inner end of the barrel, and a central region extending longitudinally between the grip region and the... Agent: Christopher M. Goff (27839) Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20100016781 - Iontophoresis device selecting drug to be administered on the basis of information form sensor: An iontophoresis device including an electric power source. A first electrode assembly is electrically coupled to the electric power source to transdermally administer an ionic drug to an organism via iontophoresis while a second electrode assembly is electrically coupled to the electric power source as a counter electrode to the... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20100016782 - Method of regulating hair growth: Method for regulating hair growth, comprising the steps of applying a composition to keratinous tissue comprising the hair in need of regulation, said composition comprising at least one PARP-1 inhibiting compound; and delivering energy to the keratinous tissue by means of an energy delivery device.... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20100016783 - Non-invasive systems and methods for in-situ photobiomodulation: Products, compositions, systems, and methods for modifying a target structure which mediates or is associated with a biological activity, including treatment of conditions, disorders, or diseases mediated by or associated with a target structure, such as a virus, cell, subcellular structure or extracellular structure. The methods may be performed in... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100016786 - Devices, methods, and kits for forming tracts in tissue: Described here are methods and devices for forming tracts in tissue. Some of the devices comprise an elongate member, a suction member coupled to a distal portion of the elongate member, and a tissue-piercing member slidably housed within the elongate member for forming a tract in tissue. Other devices comprise... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20100016784 - Positionable medical system for positioning medical components on or within a body: Devices, systems and methods relating to delivery systems suitable for positioning various medical components within a patient's body and, more specifically, to delivery systems designed to cooperate with certain therapeutic and diagnostic devices.... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20100016785 - Suction catheter and suction-catheter system: Provided is a suction catheter including: a catheter main body made of a flexible lengthy body having a lumen inside; a leading-end case portion positioned at a leading-end portion of the catheter main body and including an opening for retrieving an object; and object cutting means partially exposed through the... Agent: Jordan And Hamburg LLP

20100016787 - Body cavity irrigation device: A hand-held disposable body cavity irrigation device comprises a pump with an inlet and an outlet, a container for lavage fluid fastened removably to said pump, an applicator having an insertion tip, and divided longitudinally into an injection chamber with a first fitting and a drain chamber with a second... Agent: AlphaIPGroup Leonid Khodor

20100016788 - Analyte meter protectors and methods: Analyte meter protectors, meters that include the same, and methods.... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc. Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

20100016789 - Breastpump set: A breastpump set for expressing human breastmilk comprises at least one breastshield (1) to be placed on a mother's breast with a coupling part (12) for connection to a milk collection container (2), and a suction pump unit (4) with an electrically operated suction pump, wherein the breastshield is provided... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

20100016790 - Treatment and pre-treatment device, and manufacturing method therefor, involving nitric oxide: A device is provided that allows for treatment or pre-treatment of an area of a human or animal organ intended to be penetrated to connect the vascular system of said human or animal with a sampling, infusion, or withdrawal container. The device comprises nitric oxide (NO) for obtaining a vaso-dilating... Agent: Inskeep Intellectual Property Group, Inc

20100016791 - Reservoir barrier layer systems and methods: A system for delivering fluidic media may include a reservoir disposed within a housing, the reservoir having at least one wall bordering an interior volume for containing fluidic media, the wall being made of a material comprising a cyclic olefin copolymer, the wall for substantially preventing light from passing through... Agent: Foley & Lardner

20100016792 - Collecting sheath and method of use thereof: The present invention is directed to a device and method for safely removing matter collected by a matter collecting catheter from body organ or internal passage by means of a collecting sheath comprising an elongated tube having at a distal end thereof a deformable container sleeve, a main lumen passing... Agent: Daniel J Swirsky

20100016793 - Injection device: An injection device 110 is described having a housing 112 that receives a syringe 114 having a needle 118, wherein the syringe is supported in a syringe carrier 150. The injection device 110 has a removable cap 190. The syringe 114 and syringe carrier 150 are biased by a return... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100016794 - Injection device: An injection device 110 is described having a housing 112 that receives a syringe 114 having a needle 118, wherein the syringe is supported in a syringe carrier 150. The syringe 114 and syringe carrier 150 are biased by a return spring 126 from an extended position in which the... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100016795 - Systems for administering medication: The autoinjector systems disclosed herein provide in part devices for allowing patients with reduced joint strength to more easily administer medicine. Certain exemplary syringe embodiments include a housing, a syringe assembly slidably mounted on the housing, and a needle cap releasably engaged to the housing, where the cap includes a... Agent: Ropes & Gray LLP

20100016796 - Syringe mechanism for detecting syringe status: The syringe includes a body portion having an interior barrel chamber. The chamber has a fill port and a discharge port. An injection needle will be fluidly connected to the discharge port in use. The syringe includes a handle, having one portion that is moveable. Slidable in the barrel chamber... Agent: Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent, Carrere & Denegre, L.L.P.

20100016797 - Constricting mechanism for use with a surgical access assembly: The present disclosure relates to a surgical access member for establishing percutaneous access to a surgical worksite within tissue. The surgical access member includes a constricting mechanism that is adapted to removably receive a surgical instrument and resiliently transition between an open state and a constricted state. In the open... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20100016798 - Port fixation with interlocking structure: The present disclosure relates to a surgical access system that includes a cannula assembly adapted for removable positioning within a percutaneous tissue tract, and an obturator assembly removably positionable within the cannula assembly. The cannula assembly includes a cannula housing, a cannula sleeve, and first engagement structure, and the obturator... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20100016799 - Surgical protection device for a surgical sealing element and surgical sealing system: e

20100016800 - Piston seal for single incision surgery: A surgical portal apparatus for use during a minimally invasive procedure includes a housing and a portal member extending distally from the housing. The housing and portal member combination defines a longitudinal axis. The portal member is sized to be positioned within tissue and has an opening at the distal... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20100016801 - Anchor systems and methods: Some embodiments of a medical device anchor system include an anchor device that receives a medical instrument (such as a catheter or the like) and secures the instrument in place relative to a skin penetration point. In some circumstances, the anchor device may allow the anchor device to be used... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100016802 - Medical-use bandage: The invention relates to a medical-use bandage (1) designed to immobilize a tube implanted in a body, the implanted tube defining an exit site from the body and a part of the tube projecting from the body; the bandage comprising:—a base support (2) having a lower face (21) designed to... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100016803 - Safety needle pack: A safety needle pack has a safe needle device contained within a housing 10, for use with a syringe 20. The device has a needle hub 16 supporting a needle 17 and a sleeve 22 is slidably mounted on the hub for movement between an initial position to an intermediate... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP

20100016804 - Needle tip spring protector: A needle tip spring protector for a needle having a proximal end, a distal end, and a shaft extending therebetween. The needle tip spring protector includes a spring that circumferentially surrounds a portion of the needle shaft and is restrained in a state wherein its inner diameter is large enough... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP

20100016805 - Safety device for an injection device: A safety device for an injection device including a protective sheath driven by a spring, the safety device being capable of taking an injection configuration in which the sheath allows an injection needle to be left uncovered, and a safe configuration in which the sheath enables the injection needle to... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC

20100016806 - Injection device: An injection device for injection of set doses of medicine from a cartridge has a nut that is screwed up along a threaded piston rod during a dose setting operation. The nut is screwed along the piston rod by rotating a dose setting member. A rotational coupling mechanism includes an... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department

20100016807 - Syringe with sequentially moving plunger flanges: A syringe in which multiple sealing flanges are provided for sequential movement during use, to reduce sticking of the flange during use and the consequent jerking of the plunger stopper. In an embodiment longitudinally sequential flanges are linked by a flexible tube connection.... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman, LLP

20100016808 - Thin-walled delivery system: A system for tissue augmentation using a thin-walled needle. The system includes a thin-walled needle and a syringe. The system further includes a plurality of particles for injection into a desired tissue to be augmented. The thin-walled needle has an inner diameter sufficient to allow for passage of the particles... Agent: Swanson & Bratschun, L.L.C.

20100016809 - Device and method for monitoring a vascular access, and device for creating a vascular access: The present invention relates to a device for creating a vascular access for extracorporeal blood treatment using an extracorporeal blood treatment device, wherein the device for creating the vascular access has an electrically conductive puncture needle with a proximal endpiece and distal endpiece, and a base body that is made... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100016810 - Devices and methods for forming tracts in tissue: Described here are devices and methods for forming one or more tracts in tissue. The tracts may be formed in any suitable or desirable tissue, and may seal relatively quickly without the need for a supplemental closure device. In some variations, the methods may comprise clamping at least a portion... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20100016811 - Needle tip: The present invention provides a needle tip for needles of cannulae for penetrating materials and transferring fluids. The needle tip incorporates at least one conduit for transferring the fluids, at least one blade portion and at least one aperture in fluid communication with the conduit, an aperture being disposed generally... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100016812 - Medical laser gel applicator apparatus and system: A medical laser gel applicator apparatus for applying surgical gel for craniofacial surgery includes a gel tube having an application tip from which gel is applied to a patient, and a bottom slidably movable within said tube pushing gel out through said application tip, a gun having a handle, a... Agent: Rylander & Associates PC

20100016813 - Product for treating heel fissures: A device for treating heel fissures (cracked heels) comprised of an elastic sleeve adapted to fit over the foot and heel of a person with toes and the back of the heel exposed, with the sleeve defining an exterior surface and an interior surface. Attached to the interior surface is... Agent: Mckee, Voorhees & Sease, P.L.C

20100016814 - Metered drop bottle for dispensing microliter amounts of a liquid in the form of a drop: The present invention relates to a metered drop bottle for dispensing microliter amounts of a liquid in the form of a drop comprising: (a) a bottle with a flexible portion on the walls to decrease the internal volume by a fixed volume; (b) a plunger with a fixed stroke for... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100016815 - Thin film wound dressing: A composite wound dressing and delivery apparatus includes a substantially transparent dressing layer having a lower surface that is coated with a pressure sensitive for applying the dressing layer over a wound to define a reservoir in which a negative pressure may be maintained. A substantially transparent backing layer adhered... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp D/b/a Covidien

20100016816 - Subatmospheric pressure mechanism for wound therapy system: A portable system for subatmospheric pressure therapy in connection with healing a surgical wound is provided. The system includes a wound dressing dimensioned for positioning relative to a wound bed of a subject, and a collection canister in fluid communication with the wound dressing. The canister includes a base defining... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp D/b/a Covidien

20100016817 - Bedside suction cup: A suction cup apparatus includes a container body and a valve which covers the container body. The valve has an X-shaped slit therein for resiliently securing a suction catheter. A support member is provided for holding the container body. A flexible arm is also provided, having a first end and... Agent: Arlette M. Cadoche Jacobson

20100016818 - Fluid collection and aspiration unit for management of urinary incontinence: A flexible unit for collecting and transporting liquid to a collection point or to an area of use, and especially for facilitating management of urinary incontinence is provided which includes a flexible pad adapted to be positioned under an incontinent patient or worn under an undergarment. The pad is provided... Agent: Hovey Williams LLP

20100016819 - Ostomy bag: The ostomy bag comprises an outer chamber comprising an upper portion and a lower portion, and an inner chamber. The inner chamber may comprise a one-way valve that limits the back flow of the bodily wastes from the lower portion of the bag to the upper portion. The one-way valve... Agent: Klein, Denatale, Goldner, Cooper Et. Al.

20100016820 - Tow-component sealant comprising cross-linked polyalkylene oxide: The present invention also relates to medical devices used in connection with the sealant, mixing devices for delivering and mixing the first part and the second part of the sealant, and methods for applying the sealant.... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20100016821 - Male incontinence product and package therefor: In a combination of a male incontinence product (100) and a package (200; 600; 700; 800; 900; 1000) accommodating the incontinence product, the incontinence product comprises a penile sheath, which is rolled-up to form a collar portion (110). The incontinence product, external catheter or uridom, also includes a drainage tube... Agent: Coloplast A/s Attention: Corporate Patents

20100016822 - Disposable personal product: A disposable personal product such as a diaper comprising an absorbent core formed of starch grains dispersed in viscose fluff. The core may also comprise a small percentage of super absorbent polymer (SAP) to increase absorbency. The personal product further comprises an outer cover, a hydrophobic layer, a biodegradable film... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100016823 - Method for producing a closure element for absorbent sanitary products, absorbent sanitary product, and respective manufacturing method: A method for producing a closure element (10) for disposable pant-like absorbent sanitary products (52) formed by two parts basically symmetrical with respect to a central transverse plane (26), wherein each of said parts is able to form a side panel (76) of an absorbent sanitary product (52). The method... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100016824 - Vial for receiving a predefined dose of a liquid: A vial is closed by a stopper. The stopper is provided with arrangements allowing, in a first position, the filling of the vial with a liquid through an opening and, in a second position, the sealed and definitive closure of said opening.... Agent: Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti PC

20100016825 - Container filled with a liquid concentrate for making dialysate: The invention relates to the field of containers for providing liquid dialysate concentrates for a dialysis treatment of a patient with the aid of an artificial kidney. Up to now such concentrates have been delivered mainly in rigid plastic containers as the weight of the concentrate requires a certain stability... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20100016826 - Bushing for receiving a dropper neck, and corresponding package and kit: A bushing for the preparation of a suspension or solution formed by mixing a first product with a second product, to allow a first bottle initially containing the first product to communicate with a second bottle initially containing the second product is provided.... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20100016827 - Needle-free injector device with autoloading capability: A needle-free transdermal transport device includes a chamber (900) for holding the substance to be injected, a nozzle (910) in fluid communication with the chamber, and a drug reservoir (950) for storing the substance to he transferred to the chamber. The needle-free transdermal transport device also includes a controllable magnet... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.

20100016828 - Drug delivery system and method: A method for delivering a therapeutic agent to a predetermined location in a host is disclosed, wherein a liposome-encapsulated therapeutic agent is administered to the host, and an electrical field which encompasses a predetermined region within the host is established, such that as the liposome-encapsulated agent is exposed to the... Agent: Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati

20100016829 - Apparatus and methods for retaining a needle on a medical injector: Medical injectors are described herein. In some embodiments, an apparatus includes a medicament container, a needle assembly, a coupler, and a retainer. The medicament container has a distal end and a proximal end and is configured to contain a medicament. The coupler is configured to couple the needle assembly, which... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group

20100016830 - Injection of anticoagulant into bone marrow space: A method for aspirating bone marrow includes the step of injecting anticoagulant into the area Of the bone marrow cavity surrounding the entry site of the aspiration needle. The amount of anticoagulant may be relatively small because the primary objective is to address the damage caused by entry of the... Agent: Clark & Brody

20100016831 - Catheter having an oblong slit: A catheter (100) for insertion into tissue of a physiological object, the catheter comprising a tube (101) made of a flexible biocompatible impermeable material, and an oblong slit (102) formed in a wall of the tube and extending along a longitudinal axis (103) of the tube, and a delivery unit... Agent: Smith Frohwein Tempel Greenlee Blaha, LLC

20100016832 - Spirally conformable infusion catheter: An infusion catheter includes a catheter body having a proximal end, a distal end, and two or more lumens extending therethrough. The infusion catheter also includes an infusion tube having a proximal end, a distal end, and one or more ports disposed therethrough. The first lumen of the catheter body... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20100016834 - Device, system, and method for releasing substances in a body cavity: An implantable device for releasing one or more substances into a body cavity such as a urinary bladder, is provided. The device includes an inner balloon located within an outer balloon so as to define a lumen between the outer and inner balloons. The interior of the inner balloon is... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20100016833 - Devices for the treatment of vascular aneurysm: Devices for the treatment of vascular aneurysms are described. The treatment is achieved through the delivery of an effective amount of elastin stabilization agent to an isolated volume at the aneurysm. The elastin stabilization agent maybe embedded in a delivery composition. The device optionally has an aspiration means to improve... Agent: Dardi & Associates, PLLC

20100016836 - Methods and apparatus for acute or chronic delivery or substances or apparatus to extravascular treatment sites: Methods and apparatus for delivery of substances or apparatus to target sites located outside blood vessels within the body of a human or animal patient. A vessel wall penetrating catheter is inserted into the vasculature, positioned and oriented within a blood vessel near the target extravascular site and a penetrator... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department

20100016835 - Modular implantable medical device: The present invention is a modular implantable medical device that is used deliver materials or energy into a patient's physiology, or from one region of a patient's physiology to another. The device includes a port element with a passageway therethrough for directing and anchoring a conduit element in a desired... Agent: Kevin Farrell Pierce Atwood

20100016837 - Introducer sheath having a braided member and methods of manufacture: The present embodiments provide an introducer sheath having a braided member and methods of manufacture. The introducer sheath comprises an inner tube, a braided member disposed over at least a portion of the inner tube, and an outer tube disposed over the inner tube and the braided member. In one... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20100016838 - Catheter connector: A catheter connector for a subcutaneously placed catheter. The catheter connector can be configured for a single lumen catheter or a multiple lumen catheter. The connector facilitates precise positioning of both distal and proximal ends of a catheter, providing enhanced functionability and patient comfort.... Agent: Rutan & Tucker, LLP.

20100016839 - Apparatus and method for the controlled hydrodistention of the urinary bladder: A urological medical system for performing a controlled hydrodistention of the urinary bladder for treating a bladder dysfunction problem comprised of a programmed CPU with associated computer equipment for facilitating an automatic control of a treatment procedure to be performed on a patient, a saline solution warmer, a saline solution... Agent: Dennis G. Lapointe Lapointe Law Group, Pl

01/14/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100010412 - Apparatus for extracorporeal blood treatment: An apparatus (1) for extracorporeal blood treatment comprising a blood treatment device (2) having a semipermeable membrane (5) which separates a blood chamber (3) from a fluid chamber (4). A used fluid line (7) connects the fluid chamber to a used fluid discharge. A first pump (8) controls the ultrafiltration... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100010413 - Needle for subcutaneous port: This disclosure relates to a new type of needed for a subcutaneous port or for any use where blood is recycled, and more precisely to a needle with reduced friction openings for easing blood and its elements along a passageway made of a through bore in the body of a... Agent: Vedder Price P.C.

20100010414 - Method of delivering an implant for treating an ocular disorder: Surgical methods and related medical devices for treating ocular disorders are disclosed. Some methods relate to delivering an implant within an eye, and involve providing an elongate guide device, such as, a flexible guide member or a guide wire. A distal end of the guide device can be advanced into... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100010416 - Glaucoma treatment device: Methods and devices are adapted for implanting into the eye. An incision is formed in the cornea of the eye and a shunt is inserted through the incision into the anterior chamber of the eye. The shunt includes a fluid passageway. The shunt is passed along a pathway from the... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c

20100010415 - High pressure range hydrocephalus valve system: A valve for use in a shunt system to drain fluid from one part of a patient's body to another is provided. In an exemplary embodiment, the valve is operable at a threshold pressure that is selectively adjustable up to at least about 400 mm H2O at increments in the... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20100010418 - Electrically activated gel array for transdermal drug delivery: A transdermal drug delivery system (100) for providing controlled doses of a drug through the epidermis of a human or other animal is disclosed. In one embodiment, the transdermal drug delivery system (100) includes a substrate (110) having an array of one or more electrode pairs (140) disposed thereon and... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100010417 - Radiation sensitizer or anti-cancer chemotherapy sensitizer: The present invention provides a novel radiosensitizer or anti-cancer chemotherapy sensitizer. In particular, the invention provides a radiosensitizer or anti-cancer chemotherapy sensitizer that can relieve the irritation of an affected area caused by hydrogen peroxide, is safe when injected into a human body, and can delay or reduce the degradation... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20100010419 - Phacoemulssification needle tips: A phacoemulsification needle has tip geometries configured to operate efficiently in both the longitudinal and torsional modes. In one variation, the needle tip has a sharpened edge formed on at least a portion of the needle lip. In other variations the lip geopmetry is selected to create cutting surfaces in... Agent: Law Offices Of Jerry A. Schulman

20100010420 - System and method for treating subcutaneous tissues: An apparatus and method for treating subcutaneous tissues using acoustic waves in the range of low acoustic pressure ultrasound waves is disclosed. The method includes injections of enhancing agents, wherein disruption of subcutaneous tissues and subcutaneous cavitational bioeffects are produced by ultrasound waves having a power that will not produce... Agent: Fulwider Patton LLP

20100010421 - Method and apparatus for delivering therapeutic oxygen treatments: The present invention provides an applicator for directing a flow of medically pure, therapeutic gas onto a selected portion of the body of a patient. The applicator receives the flow of medically pure, therapeutic gas, such as oxygen, from a source, via a conduit coupled to the source and to... Agent: Oxysure Systems, Inc

20100010422 - Nanofluid production apparatus and method: A nanofluid generating apparatus 1 for generating nanofluid containing nanobubbles, wherein the nanobubbles are gas bubbles with diameter less than 1 μm, comprises a gas-liquid mixing chamber 7, comprising a turbulence generating mechanism for forcibly mixing supplied gas and liquid by generating turbulence, and a nano-outlet 20 for discharging the... Agent: Konomi Takeshita

20100010428 - Dialysis system and machine having therapy prescription recall: In one embodiment an automated peritoneal dialysis (“APD”) machine includes: at least one pump; a logic implementer storing a plurality of therapy prescriptions by which to operate the at least one pump, each therapy prescription pre-approved for a particular patient; and an input device operating with the logic implementer to... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100010423 - Dialysis system having filtering method for determining therapy prescriptions: A peritoneal dialysis system includes a logic implementer configured to: (i) generate a number of peritoneal dialysis therapy regimens that meet at least one therapy target input; (ii) accept a filter input; and (iii) filter the generated therapy regimens according to the filter input to refine the number of therapy... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100010426 - Dialysis system having inventory management including online dextrose mixing: A peritoneal dialysis system includes: a plurality of automated peritoneal dialysis (“APD”) machines; and a server computer in communication with the APD machines, the APD machines programmed to inform the server computer of how much dialysate is consumed over a first delivery period, the server computer configured to use the... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100010424 - Dialysis system having regimen generation methodology: A peritoneal dialysis system includes a logic implementer configured to: (i) accept at least one therapy target input; (ii) accept at least one patient transport characteristic input; (iii) accept at least one solution input; (iv) accept at least one fluid volume input; (v) accept at least one therapy time input,... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100010427 - Dialysis system having trending and alert generation: A peritoneal dialysis system includes: an automated peritoneal dialysis (“APD”) machine configured to remove ultrafiltrate (“UF”) from a patient and record how much UF has been removed; and a logic implementer configured to (i) form a first moving average UF removed trend, (ii) determine a trending range around the first... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100010430 - Peritoneal dialysis systems and methods that regenerate dialysate: An artificial kidney that regenerates dialysate includes: a catheter having an inflow lumen and an outflow lumen for communication with a peritoneal cavity of a patient; a fluid circuit in fluid communication with the catheter for circulating dialysate into, through and out of the peritoneal cavity; a pump configured to... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100010425 - Peritoneal equilibration test and dialysis system using same: An ultrafiltration (“UF”) evaluation method includes: (i) determining an amount of UF removed from a patient over a first dwell time; (ii) determine an amount of UF removed from the patient over a second, different dwell time; (iii) determining an amount of UF removed from the patient over a third,... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100010429 - Systems and methods for performing peritoneal dialysis: A regenerative peritoneal dialysis system includes a dialysis fluid loop; a filter located in the dialysis fluid loop, a first portion of the dialysis fluid sent to the filter rejected by the filter and returned upstream of the filter, a second portion of the dialysis fluid sent to the filter... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100010431 - Multi lumen suction irrigator: A multi-lumen tube (1) is used to supply the operating site during laparoscopic surgery. Flow controls in the handle allow independent operation of suction (5) and irrigation (6); none, one at a time, or both together. Having separate flow channels to the distal end of the suction irrigator allows the... Agent: James C. Wray

20100010432 - Associating therapy adjustments with patient posture states: A therapy adjustment received from a patient is associated with a sensed patient posture state. Thereafter, a stability indication can be associated with the sensed posture state to indicate that a therapy adjustment specific to the sensed posture state was received and implemented. In addition, therapy parameter values associated with... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert , P.a

20100010433 - Medical system which controls delivery of a drug: A first medical system includes a controller, a plurality of predetermined patient monitors, and a predetermined drug-delivering medical effector. The controller is adapted to choose different groups of the patient monitors for different medical procedures involving the medical effector. A second medical system includes a controller which is adapted to... Agent: Thompson Hine L.L.P. Intellectual Property Group

20100010434 - Mechanism capable of providing neat cleaved opening surface and ampule with movable gasket: An ampoule which is hard to crack on a barrel while increasing cleavability required for a hermetical container end. An ampoule (20) is provided with a front edge portion (1), a main body (2), a connection (3), and a joint (4), wherein a hermetical container end (10) which includes the... Agent: Myers Wolin, LLC

20100010435 - One-piece fluid suctioning device: A mucous suction device, comprising in combination, a longitudinally elongated, generally tubular, one-piece plastic body, the body having an axially elongated tapered, first portion extending toward an inlet proximate one end of the body, the body having an axially elongated second portion extending toward an outlet proximate an opposite end... Agent: William W. Haefliger

20100010436 - Double burette syringe: The present invention discloses a device, which comprises a double burette syringe, a stopper, a slidable plate for mixing, and a plurality of mixing bars easily detachable from the mixing plate. This invention relates to devices for storing, delivering, and mixing of a two component double burette syringe.... Agent: Jen Chuan Wang

20100010437 - Steerable catheter with distending lumen-actuated curling catheter tip: A steerable catheter having a catheter tip connected to an elongated catheter body, with the catheter tip having an elastomeric cylindrical body and one or more steering lumens each offset from the longitudinal axis of the elastomeric cylindrical body and extending substantially the length of the elastomeric cylindrical body so... Agent: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC

20100010438 - Balloon with dividing fabric layers and method for braiding over three-dimensional forms: A medical balloon with a variable diameter that is reinforced with continuous fibers woven to form a fabric with a varying number of layers and fiber densities. Portions of the balloon having a relatively smaller diameter are reinforced with a fabric having a reduced fiber density and an increased number... Agent: C. R. Bard, Inc. Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.

20100010439 - Medical device with varying physical properties and method for forming same: A medical device in which a melt processed part has different crystallized properties at different locations. The part is formed of a polymer composition by inclusion a of polymer crystallization modifier in the composition making up at least a portion of such part, the amount of the polymer crystallization modifier... Agent: Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.

20100010440 - Medical devices comprising nanocomposites: The present invention provides medical devices comprising nanocomposite materials. By utilizing nanocomposites in the production thereof, the inventive medical devices can be produced with various advantageous properties. Methods of producing the inventive medical devices are also provided. Inasmuch as the inventive devices are expected to provide certain advantages in their... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20100010441 - Flow-directed catheter guide with variable rigidity shaft: A flow-directed catheter guide includes a selectively deployable flow-directed member and a variable rigidity shaft. The variable rigidity shaft can be selectively changed between a flexible state and a rigid state. The flow-directed member can be deployed to direct the distal end of the catheter guide downstream following the blood... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP

20100010442 - Endovascular catheter air block: This invention is an air block for industrial, medical, and non-medical uses. For example, the air block is connected to the proximal end of a vascular access catheter. The air block is either removably connected to the proximal end of the catheter or it is integral to the proximal end... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100010443 - Insulin reservoir detection via magnetic switching: A system and method for detecting the presence of a medicament reservoir within the housing of an infusion pump. A medicament reservoir, affixed to a reservoir cap is removably inserted within the housing of an infusion pump. A magnet is affixed to or embedded in one or both of the... Agent: Christopher & Weisberg, P.A.

20100010444 - Surgical system having a magnetic entry: A surgical portal apparatus for receiving medical instrumentation includes a portal member adapted for passage through tissue for providing access to an underlying tissue site, and having a longitudinal opening extending therethrough. The portal member has a magnetic material for creating a magnetic field adapted to urge magnetically responsive instrumentation... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20100010445 - Connector system for a proximally trimmable catheter: A catheter connector system for a subcutaneously placed catheter. The catheter connector system permits proximal trimming of the placed catheter, which is a procedure that provides numerous advantages over traditional methods of trimming catheter distal ends prior to implantation. The catheter connector system can be configured for a single lumen... Agent: Rutan & Tucker, LLP.

20100010446 - Surgical sealing element holder for holding a surgical sealing element and surgical sealing system: c

20100010447 - Flush entrance hemostasis valve with unobstructed passageway: A method of placing a catheter into a patient while preventing disadvantageous escape of fluid from the patient comprises providing a catheter secured to a valve hosing. The catheter has a proximal end, a distal end and an interior lumen. The valve housing has a first port, a second port,... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100010448 - Anchor assembly: An anchor assembly is used with a medical device to engage the medical device against a body wall. The anchor assembly includes a pivotable anchor and a filament. The anchor is seated in a longitudinal orientation within a recessed channel located at the distal end of the medical device. Pulling... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20100010449 - Cannula stabilization device, system, and method of use: A cannula stabilization device, systems and kits comprising the cannula stabilization device, and methods of using the cannula stabilization device can include a collar removably securable about a longitudinal axis of a cannula. The collar can include a locking mechanism adapted to secure the collar about the cannula. When the... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department

20100010450 - Retractable syringe with improved stem ring and needle interchangeability: A syringe includes a needle assembly at least partially secured within a barrel of the syringe, the needle assembly including a needle stem, a resilient member biasing the needle stem toward a proximal end opening of the barrel, a needle holder connectable to the needle stem during assembly of the... Agent: Edell, Shapiro & Finnan, LLC

20100010452 - Apparatus for intra-ocular injection: The present technology relates to an apparatus for intraocular injection comprising a plate adapted for being brought into contact with an eye and a guide operable to guide a needle into the interior of an eye, characterized in that it comprises means for displacing a superficial layer (1) of the... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100010451 - Huber needle assembly and method of use: A Huber needle assembly (10) has a base (12) with hinged guide members (20) about a needle aperture (28). A needle assembly (14) has a Huber needle (40) mounted between two hinged wings (54). The guide members (20 ) are movable between a parallel arrangement in which the needle may... Agent: John Alexander Galbreath

20100010453 - Lockable shield for a syringe: The invention is a shield (11) for a syringe (10) with a needle (18) where the shield (11) is moveable between a retracted position where the syringe (10) and needle (18) can be used and a shielding position where at least the tip of the needle (18) is covered to... Agent: Klauber & Jackson

20100010455 - Medical delivery system adapted to be locked axially and unlocked rotationally: A medical delivery system (100) comprising a dosing assembly (104) and a container (102), wherein the container (102) is adapted to be locked to the dosing assembly (104) through a pure translational movement and unlocked from the dosing assembly (104) through a pure rotational movement. A dosing assembly (104) and... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department

20100010454 - Substance delivery devices: A substance delivery device (autoinjector) for use with a container (such as a syringe) containing the substance includes: a body arranged to house or hold the container; a plunger which is movable with respect to at least a portion of the body, the plunger being arranged to act upon the... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100010456 - System and method for the prevention of bacterial and fungal infections including urinary tract infection (uti) using n-halogenated amino acids: Disclosed is a system that prevents the development of infection and biofilm establishment in medical devices in general, and in particular Urinary Tract Infections (UTI), including Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI). The system comprises a medical device (such as a catheter) and an antimicrobial composition containing an antimicrobial compound. A... Agent: Hdc LLP

20100010457 - Apparatus and methods for forming gastrointestinal tissue approximations: Apparatus and methods are provided for forming a gastrointestinal tissue fold by engaging tissue at a first tissue contact point, moving the first tissue contact point from a position initially distal to a second tissue contact point to a position proximal of the second contact point to form a tissue... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20100010458 - Maggot debridement therapy dressings and methods: Maggot debridement therapy dressing embodiments and methods are discussed for the treatment of a variety of indications including wound care, including septic wound care and the like.... Agent: Grant Anderson LLP C/o Portfolioip

20100010459 - Undergarment for incontinent person and treatment device connected to an undergarment: The present invention relates to an undergarment (1) comprising: a supporting part (2) which surrounds at least the hips and the top of each thigh; and a flexible collecting bag (10) positioned in the crotch.... Agent: O'brien Jones, PLLC

20100010460 - Deodorizing gas filter assembly for a body waste collection pouch, and method of making: A high performance flatus gas filter assembly, and a body waste collection pouch with which it may be used, along with a method for making such an assembly, are disclosed. The assembly includes a filter pad having first and second layers of deodorizing filter media with an imperforate gas and... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP (hollister)

20100010461 - Polyamine coated superabsorbent polymers having transient hydrophobicity: Superabsorbent polymer particles having a transient hydrophobicity, excellent gel integrity, and free swell gel bed permeability are disclosed. A method of producing the superabsorbent polymer particles by applying a polyamine coating and a cosolvent to the particles also is disclosed.... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

20100010462 - Wound dressing: Provided is a further improved wound dressing suitable for a method for treating a wound while maintaining a moist environment created by exudate oozing from the wound. The wound dressing (5) comprises at least three layers including a first layer, a second layer and a third layer in order from... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20100010463 - Absorbent article: The absorbent article 1 that is worn on a human body and used includes an absorbent body 20 having a fluid-absorbent member 22 for absorbing fluid, and having a longitudinal direction, a width direction, and a thickness direction, and a main body section 10 whose face on the side of... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20100010464 - Absorbent article: The absorbent article has a longitudinal direction, a width direction, and a thickness direction and is worn on a body. The absorbent article includes: an absorbent member for absorbing fluid; and a fluid-permeable surface member, wherein the surface member covers the absorbent member on the side of the body when... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20100010465 - Absorbent article, belt structure, manufacturing method for a belt structure and manufacturing method for an absorbent article: The disclosure relates to an absorbent article including a top-sheet having an inner side and an outside and a back-sheet having an inner side and an outside and the inner side of the back-sheet being directed towards the inner side of the top-sheet. At least one elongate belt is provided... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100010466 - Multi-chamber container: A weak seal 18 is formed by welding the top and bottom film layers of medical bag 10 along the entire width of the medical bag, so that partitions 20 and 22 are formed at the upper and lower part of the weak seal 18. An outlet port 12 is... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100010467 - Growth hormone releasing hormone treatment to decrease cholesterol levels: This invention is related to compositions and methods for decreasing cholesterol levels in a subject. The method utilizes a nucleic acid expression construct that encodes a growth-hormone-releasing-hormone (“GHRH”) that is delivered into a tissue of the subject, wherein, GHRH is expressed in vivo in the subject.... Agent: Vgx Pharmaceuticals LLC

20100010468 - Retrobulbar needle and methods of use: A syringe and needle assembly includes a needle that extends through the barrel of the syringe and is attached to a proximal portion of the syringe. The distal end of the needle extends through a sleeve attached to the distal end of the syringe. The proximal end of the needle... Agent: Cermak Kenealy Vaidya & Nakajima LLP

20100010469 - Pre-formed delivery catheters: A delivery catheter includes a pre-formed and resilient heart-wrapping segment. The segment may have a relaxed span that allows the segment to wrap around a left side of a heart from an anterior epicardial surface to a posterior epicardial surface, when the catheter is advanced along the epicardial surface, having... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20100010470 - Nanotube-reinforced balloons for delivering therapeutic agents within or beyond the wall of blood vessels, and methods of making and using same: A dilatation catheter for delivering a therapeutic agent within a body lumen having a wall with a thickness is provided having a balloon having a flexible wall including a polymer with dispersed nanotubes and pores configured to close below a predefined pressure and to open at or above a predefined... Agent: Jones Day

20100010471 - Medication applicator device: A device for inserting medication into a cavity of a body comprising a syringe having a barrel member and a plunger, the plunger having an end for movable interaction with the barrel member, the end comprising a seat configured to allow seating of the medication therein.... Agent: Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

20100010472 - Safety syringe: There is provided a syringe assembly comprising a first, self contained cylindrical storage means (211) containing a first substance (212) and a second, self contained, cylindrical storage means (213) containing a second substance (214). The second storage means is slidably received by the first storage means and is adapted to... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100010473 - Self-contained medical applicators for multiple component formulations, and methods of use thereof: Certain aspects of the invention relate to an applicator, and methods of use thereof, which can house multiple component formulations in separate material receptacles, which can then be easily reconstituted at time of use without any assembly by the user. A device of the invention can be used for, but... Agent: Foley Hoag, LLP Patent Group, World Trade Center West

20100010474 - Methods and apparatus for treating infarcted regions of tissue following acute myocardial infarction: Apparatus and methods are provided for treating an infracted region of myocardium following acute myocardial infarction by reducing the rate of blood flow through infracted region, and then injecting a solution containing stem cells, endothelial progenitor cells or mediators of stem cell mobilization, migration and attachment into the effected region... Agent: Mitchell P. Brook Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps LLP

20100010475 - Guidewire and catheter management device: Provided are devices, systems, and methods for catheter and guidewire management in a surgical setting. In one implementation, the device may include a housing having a curved bottom surface for accommodating the shape of a patient's leg. Into the housing is mounted a retaining member, which can retain one or... Agent: Mayer & Williams PC

20100010476 - Fiber based medical devices and aspiration catheters: Systems for less invasive medical procedures comprise a filter device mounted on an integrated guiding structure and an aspiration catheter. These components can be used together or separately, and the system can be used with other medical devices that are designed for less invasive procedures, such as procedures in a... Agent: Dardi & Associates, PLLC

20100010477 - Portable negative pressure wound therapy device: A portable NPWT system includes a dressing assembly for positioning over a wound to apply a negative pressure to the wound and a canister assembly. The canister assembly includes a control unit having a vacuum source and a controller and a collection canister in communication with the dressing assembly operable... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20100010478 - Intraurethral catheter: A self-retaining intraurethral catheter (IUC) made of a hollow tube and comprising a proximal portion, a distal portion, a central tubular hollow portion therebetween, a proximal crown formed at said proximal portion, a first and a second distal crowns formed at said distal portion, said first crown being disposed closer... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20100010479 - Dosage control apparatus: The invention is directed to a dose control apparatus. The apparatus has two armatures pressed against a valve seat by at least one spring. A coil induces a magnetic field that motivates the armatures against the force of the spring, thereby opening the valve. The armatures may move along a... Agent: St. Jude Medical Neuromodulation Division

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20100004578 - Apparatus and systems for membraneless separation of fluids: The present invention is directed to devices, systems and methods for removing undesirable materials from a sample fluid by contact with a second fluid. The sample fluid flows as a thin layer adjacent to, or between, concurrently flowing layers of the second fluid, without an intervening membrane. In various embodiments,... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC

20100004579 - Method and device for filling a supply device of a therapy appliance: The invention relates to a method for the filling of a metering apparatus of a therapy device having an extracorporeal circuit with which the metering apparatus is in communication such that an agent can be infused into the extracorporeal circuit during the operation of the therapy device by means of... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20100004580 - Shunt device and method for treating ocular disorders: Shunt devices and a method for continuously decompressing elevated intraocular pressure in eyes affected by glaucoma by diverting excess aqueous humor from the anterior chamber of the eye into Schlemm's canal where post-operative patency can be maintained with an indwelling shunt device which surgically connects the canal with the anterior... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100004584 - Apparatus and method for in vivo intracellular transfection of gene, sirna, shrna vectors, and other biomedical diagnostic and therapeutic drugs and molecules for the treatment of arthritis and other orthopedic diseases in large animals and humans: An apparatus for in vivo intracellular transfection of gene, siRNA, shRNA vectors, and other biomedical diagnostic and therapeutic drugs and molecules for the treatment of arthritis and other orthopedic diseases in large animals and humans includes: a source of low voltage, short duration pulses in long duration bursts (LSEN); an... Agent: Law Offices Of Daniel L. Dawes Dawes Patent Law Group

20100004583 - Hydrophobic circuit board coating of electrotransport drug delivery devices: The present invention encompasses an improved electrotransport drug delivery device utilizing a hydrophobic modifier to prevent moisture condensation. Use of a hydrophobic modifier increases the hydrophobicity of coated parts of the device, reducing the amount of moisture uptake of the device during storage in a high humidity environment. In a... Agent: Diehl Servilla LLC

20100004581 - Methods and devices for minimally-invasive extraocular delivery of radiation to the posterior portion of the eye: Methods and devices for minimally-invasive delivery of radiation to the posterior portion of the eye including a cannula comprising a distal portion connected to a proximal portion and a means for advancing a radionuclide brachytherapy source (RBS) toward the tip of the distal portion; a method of introducing radiation to... Agent: Nguyen & Tarbet

20100004582 - Wide-area parasystemic treatment of skin related conditions: Use of an immunomodulatory, immunostimulatory, or immunosuppressive drug in the manufacture of a medicament for treatment of a skin related disease or disorder, wherein the drug is formulated for topical administration to porated skin having a plurality of pores with predetermined geometry such that the concentration of the drug in... Agent: Fish & Associates, PC Robert D. Fish

20100004585 - Ultrasonic handpiece: A handpiece having a single set of piezoelectric elements polarized to produce longitudinal motion when excited at the relevant resonant frequency. The piezoelectric crystals are connected to an ultrasonic horn to which a cutting tip is attached. The horn and/or the cutting tip contains a plurality of diagonal slits or... Agent: Alcon

20100004586 - Ultrasound handpiece: A handpiece having at least one set of piezoelectric elements polarized to produce longitudinal motion when excited at the relevant resonant frequency. The piezoelectric crystals are connected to an ultrasonic horn to which a cutting tip is attached. The horn and/or the cutting tip contains a plurality of diagonal slits... Agent: Alcon

20100004587 - Nose, mouth and ear hydrogen peroxide delivery device: This relates to a method to generate a mixture of Hydrogen Peroxide gas and a Carrier gas by passing dry Carrier gas through Hydrogen Peroxide.... Agent: Gil G. Moreno

20100004589 - Apparatus for peritoneal dialysis: This invention relates to a device for peritoneal dialysis with a means for the regular discharge and reuptake of dialysate, which comprises a conduit with a catheter, wherein a measurement bag is present, in which dialysate can be introduced, wherein first means are provided, with which the static pressure in... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20100004588 - Nanoclay sorbents for dialysis: Dialysis is enhanced by using nanoclay sorbents to better absorb body wastes in a flow-through system. Nanoclay sorbents, using montmorillonite, bentonite, and other clays, absorb significantly more ammonium, phosphate, and creatinine, and the like, than conventional sorbents. The clays may be used in wearable systems, such as a wearable peritoneal... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100004590 - Apparatus for peritoneal dialysis: The invention relates to an apparatus for peritoneal dialysis having a device for the regular dispensing and reuptake of dialysate. The device has a pressure measuring device for the measurement of intraperitoneal pressure.... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20100004592 - Bi-directional handle for a catheter: The present invention is a catheter actuation handle for deflecting a distal end of a tubular catheter body having first and second actuation wires extending from a proximal end of the body. The handle comprises a first grip portion, a bearing assembly, and an actuator. The first grip potion includes... Agent: Sjm/afd - Dykema C/o Cpa Global

20100004591 - Multi-plane motion control mechanism: A hand-holdable steering mechanism is used as part of a medical device such as a catheter or an endoscope to allow movement of a steerable distal portion of the catheter or endoscope. The mechanism can include a housing and an actuation system. The actuation system is adapted for one-handed operation... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group

20100004593 - Balloon catheter: Balloon catheters, coil assemblies, and methods for making the same. An example balloon catheter may include a coil assembly. The coil assembly may include a coil, a coating disposed on the coil, and a sheath disposed over the coil and the coating. A guidewire lumen may be defined by the... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20100004594 - Bifurcated stent delivery system: Systems for treating a vessel bifurcation comprise a bifurcated catheter having a first branch and a second branch. Each branch defining an exchange region that extends from the distal end of the shaft to the guidewire port of the shaft. The catheter has a radial alignment mechanism which provides improved... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20100004595 - Balloon catheter systems for treating uterine disorders having fluid line de-gassing assemblies and methods therefor: A system for treating uterine disorders includes a catheter with a cannula having a proximal end and a distal end, and a degassing system in communication with the distal end of the cannula. The degassing system has a fluid insertion path having a first check valve and a gas filter,... Agent: DohertyIPLaw Group LLC

20100004596 - Extra-corporeally portable infusion device: A portable medical apparatus for administering a fluid drug in doses, including a first housing including a reservoir unit with an outlet into a fluid path for conducting the drug, a second housing including a conveying unit for dispensing the drug from the reservoir unit in doses and a suitable... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP

20100004597 - Insertion device: The invention relates to a device for insertion of a cannula of e.g. and infusion set for intermittent or continuous administration of a therapeutical 5 substance, such as e.g. insulin. The insertion device assures that before, during and after insertion the insertion needle is not visible to the patient. The... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20100004598 - Insulin pump and method for controlling a user interface of an insulin pump: An insulin pump comprises a pump device, a control for the pump device, a memory, an operating element for operating the insulin pump and a method for controlling a user interface of the insulin pump are disclosed. The control is designed and programmed such that options for the user of... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP One Dayton Centre

20100004599 - One-way valve for trocar: An one-way valve for trocar is provided, which is mounted in the cavity of the end portion of the trocar sheath tube (2), and includes a V-shaped funnel construction (11) acted as the upper portion of the one-way valve (1), a slit (12) provided on the bottom surface of the... Agent: Myers Andras Sherman LLP

20100004600 - Surgical portal apparatus with centering mechanism: A surgical portal apparatus is provided. The surgical portal apparatus includes a portal member defining a longitudinal axis and having a longitudinal opening therethrough for receiving a surgical object, a seal member positioned along the longitudinal opening for receiving a surgical object in a sealing manner, and a centering mechanism... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20100004601 - Malecot gastronomy tube with splittable sheath: A gastronomy tube device includes an expandable distal retention portion that is self-expanding. The device includes a removable sheath that circumferentially expands the self-expanding distal retention portion. The distal retention portion preferably is biased into an outer diameter that is greater when released from the sheath than when constrained by... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20100004602 - Piercing member protection device: The present invention relates to a piercing member protection device (9) which comprises a first, a second and a third cylindrical member (100, 200, 300). The first cylindrical member (100) is at least partly encompassed by the second cylindrical member (200), and the second cylindrical member (200) is at least... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100004603 - Cartridge and medical delivery system accommodating such cartridge: A cartridge having a distal end provided with a mechanical coding. The coding has the form of a circular protrusion where the circular outer diameter is dedicated a specific concentration of insulin contained in the cartridge. The distal end of the cartridge is fitted in to a circular contour in... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department

20100004604 - Syringe for injection through zone of body: A syringe which disperses medicate across a zone in the body during apparent conventional operation. The improved syringe includes a barrel, a plunger, and an operating cylinder. In operation, the needle of the syringe is inserted into the body at the distal portion of the portion of the body which... Agent: Crain, Caton & James

20100004605 - Percutaneous safety needle inserter: An infusion device comprises an elongate housing member and a slider member. The housing member comprises a hollow cavity extending therethrough and a front plate secured to a first end of the housing. The slider member is positioned within the hollow cavity of the housing so as to be axially... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100004606 - Deployment assembly and introducer: A deployment assembly (10) for an introducer used for introducing into a patient a stent or other device, the deployment assembly including a housing 30 carrying a sprung loaded (90) actuator (44, 50). The actuator includes a toothed wheel (50) carrying a spool (48) around which a retraction strap (44)... Agent: Cook Group Patent Office

20100004607 - Devices and methods for accessing a cerebral vessel: The present invention is directed to methods and devices for accessing a cerebral vessel. The system includes a support catheter, which can be advanced into small and tortuous vessels. By advancing the support catheter nearer to the obstruction then can be achieved with conventional guide catheters, the support catheter reduces... Agent: Hoekendijk & Lynch, LLP

20100004608 - Process for producing microneedle of thermosensitive substance: The invention provides a method of producing a microneedle. A jig is heated to a temperature above the level at which a temperature-sensitive material that exhibits thermoplastic deformation becomes viscoplastic, the jig is brought into contact with the temperature-sensitive material, and then the jig is pulled part from the temperature-sensitive... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd

20100004609 - Eye coloring systems: A novel system for coloring the sclera of a human eye, including steps of accessing the conjunctiva, drying a portion of the conjunctiva, applying one or more colorants to the dried portion of the conjunctiva, drying the colorant, and closing access to the conjunctiva. The system avoids tattooing, implanting, and... Agent: Keith L. Jenkins

20100004610 - Eye coloring systems: A method for suspending colorant in a subconjunctival space of a human eye, including steps of accessing the subconjunctival space, injecting colorant into the subconjunctival space, suspending colorant in the subconjunctival space, spreading the colorant into a desired pattern, and closing access to the subconjunctival space. The system avoids tattooing,... Agent: Keith L. Jenkins

20100004611 - Wound shield with enclosed vacuum space: A wound shield including a conformable frame to circumscribe a wound and warm water circulating system to maintain a warm environment. Any suitable dressing may be secured over the conformable frame providing separation between the wound and the dressing. The wound frame may provide pressure relief around a wound or... Agent: Jones Day

20100004613 - Absorbent article with fluorescent wetness indicator: An absorbent article includes a body having a surface for receiving a liquid and a wetness indicator disposed on the body. The wetness indicator includes a first agent that produces a fluorescence when wetted and a second agent that produces a color change when wetted.... Agent: Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP

20100004612 - Automatic pubic area cleaning system: The automatic pubic area cleansing system includes a ventilated diaper and a removable insert pad. At least one sensor is disposed in the system. The sensors are connected to a control unit that activates a ventilating and evacuating system when moisture is detected in the diaper. A massage head is... Agent: Robert B. Lyons

20100004614 - Disposable absorbent article with varied distribution of absorbent particulate polymer material and method of making same: A disposable absorbent article comprising an absorbent core located in a chassis and comprising absorbent particulate polymer material having a basis weight that varies across the absorbent core. Methods for making such an absorbent core and corresponding disposable absorbent article are also disclosed.... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20100004615 - Absorbent product: An absorbent product having an extent in a plane in the longitudinal direction and the lateral direction when the product is positioned in a plane position and a thickness perpendicular to the plane. The absorbent product includes a backing layer and a top layer and between them an absorption body,... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)

20100004616 - Fastening tab and side panel of disposable diaper and disposable diaper: There is provided a fastening tab or side panel for a disposable diaper (herein below sometimes referred to simply as a “fastening tab”) with an opening formed in the fastening tab or side panel base member or a notch on the terminal end of the fastening tab or side panel... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100004617 - Medicament cartridge assembly: A person having diabetes will often be required to take both slow acting and fast acting forms of insulin. It is important to be able to distinguish readily between medicament cartridges containing different medicaments. The present invention enables more ready distinction as between medicament cartridges containing different medicaments. An adaptor... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100004618 - Port assembly for use with needleless connector: A port assembly includes a valve housing with an inlet opening, a valve disposed in the valve housing to control access through the inlet opening, and a base having an outlet opening that is initially occluded by a membrane. A pivot is disposed within the base and has a cutting... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun (baxter)

20100004619 - Port assembly for use with needleless connector: A port assembly includes a valve housing with an inlet opening, a valve disposed in the valve housing to control access through the inlet opening, and a base joined to the valve housing and having a bore therethrough. The bore has a closed end defined by a frangible barrier, and... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun (baxter)

20100004620 - Medical device package including self-puncturable port: The present disclosure provides a medical device package including a container for receiving a medical device and a self-puncturabie port.... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20100004621 - Charging mechanism for a needle free injector: The present invention provides a needle-free injector for delivering a medicament under pressure into an animal or human, the injector having a charging mechanism comprising a threaded shaft/nut member combination. The injection device is of the type that includes an actuating device comprising: a gas tight chamber; a piston and... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20100004622 - Method employing a drainage catheter assembly for delivering a catheter to a body: A method for employing a pre-assembled drainage catheter assembly for the insertion of a drainage catheter percutaneously. The assembly includes a trocar, a cannula, a catheter stiffener, and a catheter. The drainage catheter assembly is operated between a pre-assembled condition, a first step condition and a second step condition. In... Agent: The Maxham Firm

20100004623 - Method for treatment of complications associated with arteriovenous grafts and fistulas using electroporation: Electroporation devices and methods for use in the treatment of complications, such as thrombosis, stenotic segments, or infections, associated with an arteriovenous graft or fistula are provided. The devices include at least two electrodes. The electrodes are adapted to be positioned near the target zone of complication for applying electrical... Agent: Afs / Angiodynamics

20100004624 - Measuring properties of an anatomical body: A medical device includes a sensor that is configured to measure a property of an outer layer of an anatomical body surface. The sensor includes a source probe configured stimulate a local surface of the outer layer of an anatomical body surface. The sensor also includes a detector configured to... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.

20100004625 - Floating spinal cannula and method of use: A spinal cannula for delivering a therapeutic agent to a spinal cord target includes proximal and distal end portions, a middle portion, and a deployable cannula member having distal and proximal end portions and a first lumen extending between the end portions. The spinal cannula includes a fluid delivery line... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.

20100004626 - Intraosseous device and methods for accessing bone marrow in the sternum and other target areas: Apparatus and methods are provided to access bone marrow at various target areas. Such apparatus may include an intraosseous device operable to penetrate bone at a selected target area and a depth limiter operable to control depth of penetration of the intraosseous device into bone and associated bone marrow. A... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P. Patent Department

20100004627 - Needle catheter with an angled distal tip lumen: A needle catheter configured for injecting an agent into a wall of a patient's body cavity, which directs a needle from the distal tip of the catheter into the wall of the body cavity at an angle relative to the axis of the shaft. The resulting angled injection pathway improves... Agent: Fulwider Patton, LLP (abbott)

20100004628 - System for delivering a composition to the nasal membrane and method of using same: A quick and easy system and method for delivering a composition to a nasal membrane is presented. The applicator assembly includes a sleeve member which encases a swab having a portion that contacts a gelled composition. The sleeve member is manually severed to expose the applicator and the composition. The... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (main)

20100004629 - Apparatus and methods to implement a versatile liquid storage and delivery mechanism: A container shaped in the form of a teardrop is used interchangeably in upright and inverted orientations. The container is used in an upright orientation to allow a person to directly drink liquids. In the inverted orientation, the container is mounted at a height over the user and allows versatile... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP

20100004630 - Eye coloring systems: A novel system for coloring tissues of the human eye, especially methods of coloring the iris, includes drying the tissue surface, applying colorant to the dried surface, and then drying the applied colorant. The system avoids tattooing, implanting, and corneal modification. Permanent results may be obtained. Colorants may be coatings... Agent: Keith L. Jenkins

20100004631 - Medical device including braid with coated portion: Alternative design, material, manufacturing method, and use for medical devices, such as catheters, catheter shafts and the like. An example includes a medical device, such as a catheter shaft, including an elongated tubular braid comprising a plurality of filaments and including an end portion coated with a first polymeric material... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20100004633 - Catheter control systems: Catheter control systems which facilitate the tracking of an angle of deflection of a catheter distal end can be used for any number of procedures where catheter orientation relative to the body is desirable, e.g., in transseptal access procedures where an accurate angle of puncture of the septal wall is... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20100004632 - Magnetic guided ablation catheter: Magnetic guided ablation catheters and methods of manufacture are disclosed. In an exemplary embodiment, a catheter includes a unitary flexible tubing having a proximal end and a distal end. A plurality of magnets are positioned along an axis of the unitary flexible tubing, the plurality of magnets provided within the... Agent: Sjm/afd - Trenner Legal Department

20100004634 - Self-sealing male luer connector with multiple seals: A self-sealing male Luer connector attaches to any standard female Luer valve to open a flow channel between the two. The self-sealing male Luer connector includes a rigid housing having a distal end with a rigid male Luer connector and a proximal end at which a proximal seal is formed.... Agent: Mcdermott, Will & Emery

20100004636 - Drainage catheter hub with rotatable lever handle: A drainage catheter hub having a rotatable lever handle adapted to secure a suture thread to maintain the anchor configuration of the distal end of the catheter to secure the position of the catheter within the patient's body. The rotatable lever handle has a released position for allowing movement of... Agent: Merit Medical Systems, Inc. C/o Stoel Rives, LLP

20100004635 - Implantable glaucoma drainage device: An implantable glaucoma drainage device (GDD) system is disclosed. The GDD system comprises a microflow control system for controlling intraocular pressure, a protective capillary carrier tube housing the microflow control system, and anchoring arms holding the implanted device in place. The overall GDD size can be in a needle-implantable form... Agent: Tope-mckay & Associates Cary Tope-mckay

20100004639 - Drug-delivery pumps and methods of manufacture: Embodiments of an implantable electrolytic pump include an electrolysis chamber, a drug chamber and an osmosis chamber, the osmosis chamber having a first portion in contact with the drug chamber and a second portion exposed to facilitate contact with a surrounding fluid. The pump further includes a cannula for conducting... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Patent Administrator

20100004638 - Implantable infusion devices with overfill protection: Implantable medical devices that prevent over fill.... Agent: Henricks Slavin And Holmes, LLP Advanced Bionics Corporation

20100004637 - System and method for implantation of devices having unknown biocompatible materials: There is disclosed a system and method for allowing use within a body of devices having material not known for its biocompatibility with the body. In one embodiment, a magnetically controlled solenoid/valve is used where portions of the valve are directly in contact with compositions that are to be delivered... Agent: St. Jude Medical Neuromodulation Division

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