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Surgery February patent applications/inventions, industry category 02/10Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
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20100049114 - Blood treatment appliance, storage means for using with the blood treatment appliance, and combination of the blood treatment appliance and storage means: The present invention relates to the field of blood treatment machines such as hemodialysis machines. The object of this invention is to improve upon a generic blood treatment machine such that a certain individualization of the treatment station with little or no expenditure of materials is made possible in order... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC
20100049115 - Method for priming a blood line set: The invention relates to a method for priming a blood tubing set comprising a venous and an arterial line whose connections at the patient side are in communication with two separate inlets of a chamber of in particular a bag and whose connections at the machine side are in communication... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC
20100049116 - Dialysis catheter: A catheter assembly includes catheter having proximal and distal ends and at least one lumen extending between the ends. At least one end of the catheter is formed from a material that can be trimmed to achieve a selected length for the catheter. A tubular connector is telescoped over the... Agent: Casella & Hespos
20100049117 - Microporator for porating a biological membrane and integrated permeant administering system: A micro-porator (10) for porating a biological membrane (1), comprising: a) a controller (11) b) an initial microporation dataset (D); c) and an ablator (10a) for creating a microporation on the biological membrane (1), the controller (11) controlling the ablator (10a) based on the initial microporation dataset (D), to create... Agent: Fish & Associates, PC Robert D. Fish
20100049118 - Drug injecting device: There is provided a drug injecting device including a drug feeding unit (110) feeding a drug (111a) to a surface of an object (200), an ultrasonic oscillating unit (120) oscillating an amplitude-modulated ultrasonic wave group in which amplitudes of respective ultrasonic waves are modulated, with respect to the surface of... Agent: Arent Fox LLP
20100049119 - Surgical fluid management system: A surgical fluid manager includes a pump releasably engageable to tubing and a user interface. The user interface is configured to enable finger-touch selection of a fluid flow rate through the tubing and configured to operate in at least one of a first mode or a second mode. In the... Agent: Dicke, Billig & Czaja, PLLC Attn: Md Matters
20100049120 - Design of swallowable multi-nozzle dosing device for releasing medicines in the gastrointestinal tract: A capsule and methodology for dispensing a medicament in the gastrointestinal tract of a mammal is disclosed, the gastrointestinal tract having tissue sites of interest. The capsule may include a medicament reservoir; medicament dispensing means such as a plurality of piezoelectric droplet jet nozzle dispensers; a power source; electronic control... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100049121 - Ampule guide and medical solution dosing unit: An ampoule guide and a drug solution administering unit having excellent stability. An ampoule guide (30) is provided with a hollow cylindrical guard (31) at a tipping portion and which accommodates therein an ampoule (20); a drug solution administering unit provided with an ampoule guide (30) which is provided with... Agent: Myers Wolin, LLC
20100049122 - Manual breast pump: A breast pump for pumping down breast milk, with a cylindrical hollow piston with at least one deepening circulating on the outside on the lower end with respect to the cylindrical superficies surface of the hollow piston, a suction cup, which is connected to the tipper end of the hollow... Agent: Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.
20100049123 - Catheter balloons with integrated non-distensible seals: A catheter balloon with integral non-distending regions having a plurality of layers which wind around the balloon material and overlap to form an angle of between 45 and 90 degrees relative to each other upon inflation, and methods of making the non-distending regions are provided.... Agent: Bridget Sciamanna, W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
20100049125 - Delay mechanism for automatic injection device: A delay mechanism for staging the operation of an automatic injection apparatus (20) to ensure medication contents are properly delivered prior to the needled syringe (32) of the apparatus being retracted. In one form, the delay mechanism includes a shuttle (50), a follower (110), a locking member, a damping compound,... Agent: Eli Lilly & Company
20100049124 - Single-use syringe: Self-disabling or self-locking single-use syringe of the passive type, i.e., one that is self-locked after first use of the syringe, in such a way that any attempted reuse is prevented, and is characterised in that it comprises at least two rings provided on the internal face of the barrel and... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP
20100049126 - Device and method for piercing a patient's skin with an injector whilst reducing pain caused by the piercing: This invention generally relates to an injector for painlessly piercing a region of a patient's skin. The injector comprises (a) piercing mechanism, comprises: (i) at least one reciprocating needle; said at least one needle is characterized by diameter K; said needle penetrates to depth D in said skin; said depth... Agent: Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco Pl
20100049127 - Dosing device for an infusion system and method thereof: A dosing device for an infusion system comprises a dosing unit having a variable volume and at least one opening in fluid connection with the variable volume, through which opening the variable volume can be filled with a substance or the substance can be dispensed from the variable volume. The... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP Fifth Third Center
20100049128 - Drug infusion system with reusable and disposable components: The application discloses a drug infusion system comprising a base and a drug dispenser. The base is configured to receive a cannula that delivers a drug to beneath a wearer's skin. The base is attachable to the skin of the wearer. The reusable drug dispenser is removably attachable to the... Agent: Graybeal Jackson LLP
20100049129 - Inserter: An inserter includes a housing, a plunger holding an indwelling member, a lifter contained in the housing in the state where the lifter is axially movable relative to the plunger, a needle holder contained in the housing and having a projection that can be latched by the plunger and the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100049130 - Device and method employing shape memory alloy: A system for the metering and delivery of small discrete volumes of liquid is comprised of a small or minimal number of inexpensive components. One such component is a movable member, such as a miniature precision reciprocating displacement pump head, which is driven by an actuator that comprises a shape... Agent: Fulwider Patton LLP
20100049131 - Device and method employing shape memory alloy: A system for the metering and delivery of small discrete volumes of liquid is comprised of a small or minimal number of inexpensive components. One such component is a movable member, such as a miniature precision reciprocating displacement pump head, which is driven by an actuator that comprises a shape... Agent: Fulwider Patton LLP
20100049132 - Device and method employing shape memory alloy: A system for the metering and delivery of small discrete volumes of liquid is comprised of a small or minimal number of inexpensive components. One such component is a movable member, such as a miniature precision reciprocating displacement pump head, which is driven by an actuator that comprises a shape... Agent: Fulwider Patton LLP
20100049133 - Device and method employing shape memory alloy: A system for the metering and delivery of small discrete volumes of liquid is comprised of a small or minimal number of inexpensive components. One such component is a movable member, such as a miniature precision reciprocating displacement pump head, which is driven by an actuator that comprises a shape... Agent: Fulwider Patton LLP
20100049134 - Pump device, tube device and method for movement and collection of fluid: A pump device, tube device and method for the aspiration, peristaltic movement and collection of fluid. A rigid tube for drawing fluid connected to a primary flexible tube. The primary flexible tube inserted through a peristaltic pump.... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC
20100049135 - Reservoir connector: A method and apparatus for a connection interface between a reservoir or syringe, infusion set tubing, and an infusion pump is provided. A base is provided which is adapted to receive a reservoir. The base has a base engagement member, such as a detent, projecting therefrom. A cap is provided... Agent: Gates & Cooper LLP Howard Hughes Center
20100049137 - Device for crossing occlusions and method of use thereof: The present invention generally relates to a medical device and specifically to a catheter and wire guide for crossing an occlusion in a body lumen and a method of use thereof. In one embodiment, the catheter includes an incremental positioning mechanism positioned distally of the catheter body. In another embodiment,... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook
20100049136 - Guide wire and method of use thereof: The present invention generally relates to a medical device and specifically to a guide wire for reversing the direction of catheterization within a body lumen and to a method of use thereof. In one embodiment, the guide wire includes a first elongated member having a second elongated member attached to... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook
20100049138 - Introducer seal assembly: A seal assembly for use with an access device includes a seal housing defining a central longitudinal axis, an inner wall and an outer wall. The inner wall defines a longitudinal opening to permit passage of instrumentation through the seal housing. A gimbal mount is at least partially accommodated within... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20100049139 - Medical needle device: A medical needle device includes a hub having an injection needle fixed at a top end thereof, and a substantially cylindrical sheath which is fit on the hub and having a pair of wings mounted on both sides thereof. The pair of wings are bent along the both sides of... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20100049140 - Injection device with secondary reservoir: A method and apparatus for injecting fluid into areas having high density tissue that creates a high backpressure resistance on the injection device is disclosed. The high backpressure resistance is overcome through a mechanical advantage achieved by using a secondary reservoir having a cross-sectional area smaller than the cross-sectional area... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company
20100049141 - Needle sheath removal apparatus: A needle protective housing used to cover a contaminated needle after use is configured to have at least one cam positioned below the lip of the sheath attached to the base of the needle device for covering the needle prior to use. When the sheath is attached to the base... Agent: Louis Woo Law Office Of Louis Woo
20100049142 - Attachment for a parenteral device: An attachment for a parenteral device wherein the parenteral device comprises a body defining space and a duct having an opening at its outer end, the duct in use is intended to convey parenteral fluid to or from the space, said attachment comprising a housing adapted to be removably engageable... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC
20100049143 - Detachable needle syringe having reduced dead space: A syringe and detachable needle assembly having reduced dead space features includes an elongate syringe barrel having open distal end including a collar and a distally facing annular surface projecting inwardly from the collar. A needle assembly includes a hub having a proximally facing annular surface and an outwardly projecting... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company
20100049144 - Reservoir connector: Apparatuses and methods for a connection interface between a reservoir or syringe, infusion set tubing, and an infusion pump are provided. A base is provided which is adapted to receive a reservoir and engage a cap. A piercing member, such as a needle, is disposed in the interior of the... Agent: Gates & Cooper LLP Howard Hughes Center
20100049145 - Medical instrument with a flexible sealing system: A medical instrument has a cannula, a seal disposed in said cannula. An expansion device serves for expanding said opening in said seal for guiding shafts of other instruments of greater diameter in a sealed manner through the expanded opening. The expansion device has an expansion cone comprising a plurality... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC
20100049146 - Coatings prepared from poly(ethylene oxide) and photo-initator-containing scaffolds: The application discloses a method for the preparation (by extruding, injection moulding or powder coating and subsequent cross-linking by irradiation with UV or visible light) of a medical device element involving a coating composition comprising: a) as the only polymer constituent(s), at least 50% by weight of poly(ethylene oxide)(s) optionally... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC
20100049147 - Thrombus-aspiration catheter: It is intended to provide a thrombus-aspiration catheter capable of exerting flexibility and aspiration force even in the case where the tube in the front end side is a triple lumen tube or a contrast marker is provided at the front end. A thrombus-aspiration catheter comprising a basal end side... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100049148 - Expansion units for attachment to custom patterned wound dressings and custom patterned wound dressings adapted to interface with same: A custom fabricated (e.g. custom shaped and dimensioned) primary wound dressing part that matches a corresponding, pre-mapped integumentary wound is combined with dressing extension parts to form a composite wound dressing system. The primary wound dressing part may include one or more liquid flow barriers composed for example of a... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection
20100049149 - Devices and methods for delivering active agents to target sites: The subject invention provides novel, inexpensive, and highly effective methods and devices for convenient and effective wound irrigation. In one embodiment the subject invention provides a discharge means for a reservoir housing containing irrigation solution wherein the discharge means has one or more specifically designed nozzles through which a sufficient... Agent: Saliwanchik Lloyd & Saliwanchik A Professional Association
20100049150 - Sensor with electrical contact protection for use in fluid collection canister and negative pressure wound therapy systems including same: A sensor for use in a canister for fluid collection, the canister having a canister top and defining a fluid collection chamber. The sensor includes a first electrode and a second electrode. The first electrode includes a first portion and a second portion, wherein the first portion of the first... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20100049151 - Device for treating wounds: The invention relates to a device for treating wounds of a patient by means of low pressure. Said device comprises a wound dressing and a cover film. Said cover film is placed on the wound dressing and is connected thereto. Said cover film is at least partially folded or rolled... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP
20100049152 - Medical/surgical waste collection and disposal system including a rover and a docker, the docker having features facilitating the alignment of the docker with the rover: A waste collection and disposal system for use in health care facilities is provided. The system includes a mobile waste collection unit for moving between use areas in the health care facility to collect waste material generated during medical procedures including body fluids, body tissues, saline, etc. The waste collection... Agent: Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC
20100049153 - Composite sheet and absorbent article comprising composite sheet: A composite sheet which has a low basis weight, can be prevented from breaking during the production of an absorbent article or in use, and is good to the touch. The composite sheet is a sheet formed by bonding a stretch nonwoven fabric to a nonstretch nonwoven fabric with an... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP
20100049154 - Elastically deformable sanitary napkin: A dynamically deformable sanitary napkin for insertion within a person's intergluteal cleft has a plurality of functional layers serving absorbent, protective, and mechanical purposes and is held in position by the restorative force of a spring means.... Agent: Thomas J. Germinario, Esq.
20100049155 - Absorbent garment and method for making it: Absorbent garment includes a containment assembly (8) having first and second transverse end edges (8a, 8b). The containment assembly includes a liquid pervious inner coversheet (6) on a wearer facing side, a liquid impervious outer coversheet (7) and an absorbent core (5) positioned between the inner and outer coversheets. The... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20100049156 - Non-collapsible and non-foldable container for lyophilization of a product: The container of the present invention is used for lyophilization of products and is easy to handle and provides a suitable shape for heat transfer during the lyophilization process. Further, the inventive container provides means for easy handling of opening and closing the membrane area before starting the lyophilization process,... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100049157 - Anti-reflux vial adaptors: In certain embodiments, a vial adaptor comprises a housing member, a connector configured to couple the adaptor with a vial, and an extractor channel formed in the housing member. The extractor channel is configured to facilitate withdrawal of fluid from the vial when the adaptor is coupled to the vial.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100049158 - Embedded access dual chamber bag: A multiple chamber medical fluid bag includes: (i) a flexible enclosure; (ii) a first fluid chamber formed in the enclosure; (iii) a second fluid chamber formed in the enclosure; (iv) the first fluid chamber and the second fluid chamber separated by a frangible seal; and (v) an access port connected... Agent: K&l Gates LLP
20100049159 - Vial adaptors and methods for regulating pressure: In certain embodiments, a vial adaptor for removing liquid contents from a vial comprises a piercing member and a bag. The bag can be contained within the piercing member such that the bag is introduced to the vial when the vial adaptor is coupled with the vial. In some embodiments,... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100049160 - Port assembly for use with needleless connector: A port assembly includes a housing with an opening and a bore therethrough, a slit septum disposed in the bore to control access through the opening, a base joined to the housing and having a membrane attached thereto, a perforator having a first end abutting the slit septum and a... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun (baxter)
20100049161 - Ampoules: An ampoule made of plasties material, for liquid or suspension pharmaceuticals, has a reservoir linked to a removable head by a channel in a neck portion. The channel has a trap, thus located between its reservoir and the head, in the form of an elongated restriction and/or a bend to... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.
20100049162 - Mediastinoscopy access, sampling, and visualization kit featuring toroidal balloons and exotracheal method of using: The present invention provides various systems, a kit, and a method for improving access to, sampling within, and visualization of areas within the mediastinal cavity for assisting a surgeon in performing a mediastinoscopy procedure. The access system includes one or more preferably toroidal balloons that can be expanded to dilate... Agent: Wood, Phillips, Katz, Clark & Mortimer
20100049163 - Drug delivery device, kit and method for peroperative local pharmacological treatment of bone surfaces: A drug delivery device for local administration of a solution or suspension of a drug, such as a bone modulating drug, to a bone surface, comprising a ductile, absorbent material comprising said drug and being of a shape adapted or adaptable to the bone surface. The drug delivery device may... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20100049164 - Infusion pump systems and methods: Some embodiments an infusion pump system can be used to determine a user's total insulin load (TIL) that provides an accurate indication of the insulin previously delivered to the user's body which has not yet acted. In particular embodiments, the TIL can account for both the bolus deliveries and the... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100049165 - Detachable tip microcatheter: A microcatheter for delivering embolic agent to a vascular site is provided. The microcatheter has a biocompatible or biocompatible and biodegradable tip which can be detachably engaged to the microcatheter body by a thermoplastic sleeve. Once the embolic agent is delivered to the desired vascular site, the tip of the... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP
20100049166 - Medical product for treatment of sinusitis: A medical product for treatment of sinusitis including an absorption body for bodily fluids.... Agent: Ip Group Of Dla Piper LLP (us)
20100049168 - Introducer sheath having dual reinforcing elements: An introducer sheath for deploying a stent to a target site within a body passageway of a patient. The introducer sheath includes a tubular inner liner having a proximal portion, a distal portion, and an outer surface. A first reinforcing element, and a second reinforcing element are positioned along the... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/indy/cook Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20100049167 - Introducer sheath having reinforced distal taper: An introducer sheath has an inner liner having a first length comprising a major diameter, a second length comprising a minor diameter, and a tapered third length axially disposed between the first and second lengths. A coil is positioned over the inner liner and spans at least a portion of... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/indy/cook Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20100049169 - Guidewire for crossing occlusions or stenoses: Systems and methods for crossing stenosis, partial occlusions, or complete occlusions within a body lumen. The systems generally include an elongate member such as a hollow guidewire that houses a rotatable and translatable drive shaft. The drive shaft typically has a distal portion that is advanced to create a path... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100049170 - Sterilization caps and systems and associated methods: Caps can be used to cover and sterilize the male luer of a medical connector. Some caps can create a seal with the male luer to prevent antiseptic from entering a lumen of the male luer. A biasing element can aid in creating or maintaining the seal.... Agent: Stoel Rives LLP - Slc
20100049171 - Drainage catheter and method for catheterizing a patient: In at least one embodiment of the present invention, a drainage catheter for draining part of patient's body is provided. The catheter comprises an elongated member having a proximal portion extending to a distal portion and a lumen formed therethrough for fluid communication with the patient's body. The distal portion... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook
20100049172 - Sensing and interactive drug delivery: An interactive drug delivery system includes a drug delivery module, an optical probe, a local controller, and an optional central controller. The drug delivery module is constructed and arranged to deliver selected amounts of a drug into a subject. The optical probe is constructed and arranged to detect in a... Agent: Ivan David Zitkovsky Ph.d PC02/18/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.
20100042035 - Device and method for determining a dialysis fluid flow rate for extracorporeal blood treatment: The present invention relates to a device and to a method for determining the dialysis fluid flow rate for an extracorporeal blood treatment device. The dialysis fluid flow rate Qd is determined in accordance with the blood flow rate Qb or the blood flow rate Qb is determined in accordance... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100042037 - System and method for collecting plasma protein fractions from separated blood components: Method and apparatus for separating plasma from blood in a separation vessel and further separator the separated plasma into desired plasma proteins in a plasma separator fluidly connected to the separation vessel to receive the separated plasma.... Agent: Caridianbct, Inc. Mail Stop: 810 1f2
20100042038 - System and method for collecting plasma protein fractions from separated blood components: Method and apparatus for separating plasma from blood in a membrane separator and further separator the separated plasma into desired plasma proteins in a plasma separator fluidly connected to the membrane separator to receive the separated plasma.... Agent: Caridianbct, Inc. Mail Stop: 810 1f2
20100042036 - Automatic priming method: The present invention provides an automatic priming method by which priming is conducted while keeping, in the automatic priming, an arterial-side chamber in a normal position as in a case of dialysis treatment, and in which forward and backward rotations of a blood pump are employed, and a speed of... Agent: Jordan And Hamburg LLP
20100042039 - Cerebrospinal fluid shunt having long term anti-occlusion agent delivery: A shunt for at least partial implantation into a patient that includes an elongated conduit having at least one lumen therethrough and a second lumen concentric about the first lumen along at least part of the first lumen, that includes a proximal end for receipt of bodily fluids for flow... Agent: Iplm Group, P.A.
20100042040 - System, device and method for the antibacterial and fungicide treatment of a human or animal body: The invention relates to a system, a device, and a method for the antibacterial treatment of a patient, using a combination of light and dye. The invention is characterised in that the maximum intensity of the light is at a wavelength which is different to the wavelength of a maximum... Agent: Roberts & Roberts, LLP Attorneys At Law
20100042041 - Implantation device for soft tissue markers and other implants: c) a restraining element that extends through the channel of the pusher and at least partly through the channel of the implant when they are so situated in the channel of the canulus, which restrains the implant from accidentally exiting the cannulus, but allows the implant to exit the distal... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.
20100042043 - Automatic drug administration with reduced power consumption: It is described a drug delivery system (100) that is adapted to infuse at least one drug in a profile related to the status of a patient. The system comprises sensors (110), dedicated electronics (140) and software to monitor the patient's activity and maintain control over the drug-release profile. A... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100042042 - Environmental state detection with hydrogel based fully integrated transducer device: It is described a hydrogel based transducer device for detecting an environmental state, in particular for detecting an environmental state within a biological material. The transducer device (300) comprises a base element (302), a radiation source (305), which is formed at the base element (302) and which is adapted to... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100042044 - Systems and methods for mixing fluids: Improvements are provided for a syringe-to-syringe mixing system to improve the mixing characteristics of the system. In one embodiment, a mixing apparatus includes opposite fittings for mounting to a pair of syringes. The mixing apparatus defines a fluid passageway therethrough and includes a flow modifying element disposed within the passageway.... Agent: Maginot, Moore & Beck, LLP Chase Tower
20100042045 - Sterile appliance delivery device for endoscopic procedures: A surgical device comprising a container and a tether used for delivering a sterile appliance into a body cavity during endoscopic procedures. Once positioned in the body cavity, a force is applied to the container through the tether. The force opens the container and releases the sterile appliance into the... Agent: K&l Gates LLP
20100042046 - Devices, systems and methods useable for treating sinusitis: Sinusitis and other disorders of the ear, nose and throat are diagnosed and/or treated using minimally invasive approaches with flexible or rigid instruments. Various methods and devices are used for remodeling or changing the shape, size or configuration of a sinus ostium or duct or other anatomical structure in the... Agent: Stout, Uxa, Buyan & Mullins LLP
20100042047 - Injection needle cartridge and injector: The invention provides a cartridge-type injection needle and injector. The injection needle cartridge has a substantially columnar retaining member for retaining the injection needle penetrating therethrough and a pair of holder members forming a containing space for containing the retaining member. The paired holding members are formed by a first... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd
20100042048 - Luer integrated air venting system: A vascular access device incorporating a luer integrated air venting system, including a female luer fitting having a venting mechanism located within the female luer fitting and a fluid diverter located within the vent mechanism. The venting mechanism providing communication between said vascular access device and ambient surroundings until contact... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company
20100042049 - Slittable or removable valves and apparatus and methods for making and using them: A system and/or apparatus for delivering a medical device into a body includes an elongate tubular member and a valve fitted within a proximal end thereof. The valve preferably includes a tubular body and a flap, wherein the tubular body is engaged within the proximal end of the tubular member... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20100042050 - Microneedle transdermal delivery device: A drug delivery device that delivers pharmacologically active substances transdermally using microneedles arranged on a belt mounted rotatably about a plurality of rollers, the microneedles having an associated drug reservoir mounted on the belt which is compressed when the needles and belt are brought into contact with the skin.... Agent: Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren P.C.
20100042051 - System and method for holding a catheter near a patient's body: The disclosure describes a system and method for use by a catheterized patient. A catheter having a first end inside a body of the patient passes through a stoma and terminates outside the patient. The disclosure also depicts a shirt having a pocket and an aperture positioned at a location... Agent: David E Herron Ii
20100042052 - Methods of operating an implantable injection port system: A surgical fastening system for implantable devices such as injection port systems. The implantable device may contain a plurality of fasteners in pre-deployment position, may have a housing fitted over or around it which contains a plurality of fasteners in pre-deployment position, or may be a part of a two-part... Agent: Allergan, Inc.
20100042053 - Safety syringe: An improved safety hypodermic syringe includes a reciprocal tubular needle sheath disposed on the exterior of the syringe body, a latch mechanism engaging the syringe body and the sheath to latch the sheath in a needle-covering position after delivering contents from the syringe body, and a spring engaging the syringe... Agent: Koppel, Patrick, Heybl & Dawson
20100042054 - medical delivery system comprising a coding mechanism between dosing assembly and medicament container: A medical delivery system comprising a container for accommodation of a medicament and a dosing assembly adapted to be fastened to the container. The medical delivery system comprises a coding mechanism (150, 152) for ensuring that only a predetermined container can be fastened to a predetermined dosing assembly. The coding... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department
20100042055 - Syringe piston: A rubber syringe piston in a generally cylindrical shape slidably mounted in a syringe barrel. The piston has a circular depression at an intermediate part thereof. R1 is smaller than R2 where sliding surfaces are disposed on the both sides of the circular depression and R1 is a diameter of... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.
20100042056 - Enema device: An enema device for use with a prepackaged enema containing medicated fluid is provided. The enema device includes a cap releasably securable to a prepackaged enema and a nozzle disposed on the cap. The nozzle is in fluid communication with the prepackaged enema when the cap is secured to the... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC
20100042057 - Multiple cell therapeutic diffusion device: A diffusing device for treating tissue has multiple cells arranged in a cell layer, the cells filled with or charged with a therapeutic agent, an occlusive layer in direct communication with the cell layer, and a diffusion layer in direct communication with the cell layer. In use the diffusing device... Agent: Central Coast Patent Agency, Inc
20100042058 - System and method for draining bodily fluids from a treatment site: Disclosed is a drainage system that extracts fistula-produced discharge, or other bodily fluids, from an injury, such as a burn, laceration, or contusion. The system allows for the collection and convenient disposal of these fluids. The system components generally include an adhesive backed pad that is secured to a clear... Agent: Gray Robinson Attn: Stefan V. Stein/IPDept.
20100042059 - Reduced-pressure treatment systems with reservoir control: A reduced-pressure system for delivering reduced pressure for medical purposes to a desired site and to receive fluids in one instance includes a reservoir having an interior space operable to contain the fluids. A reduced-pressure delivery conduit is placed in fluid communication with the interior space for delivering the reduced... Agent: Kinetic Concepts, Inc. C/o Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20100042060 - Water-disintegrable sheet and pouch made of the same for excreta-holding wear: To provide a water-degradable sheet capable of preventing, through biodegradation, drainage apparatuses such as septic tanks from clogging and capable of achieving both water resistance and water solubility, and a pouch for an excretion receptacle including the same, there is provided a a water-degradable sheet capable of dissolving in water... Agent: Young & Thompson
20100042061 - Control device for surgical stoma: A control device for controlling drainage of waste from a surgical stoma of a human body. The control device comprises a first cylindrical hollow body member, a drain tube extending from the first cylindrical hollow body member, a second cylindrical hollow body member rotatably coupled to the first cylindrical hollow... Agent: Jay M. Schloff
20100042062 - Absorbent article containing a breathable material layer: An absorbent article includes a breathable backsheet material layer. At least a part of the layer includes a polymeric material exhibiting a discontinuous change in free volume in response to any of the following conditions or variables: liquid contact, the presence of certain ions, temperature and/or pH. One example of... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20100042063 - Absorbent hydrophobic boronate galactomannan complexes and process for producing same: Absorbent boronate-galactomannan complexes comprising a hydrophobic group are disclosed. The boronate-galactomannan complexes are solid materials capable of gel forming upon contacting with liquids. The boronate-galactomannan complexes are particularly suitable for absorbing liquids.... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.
20100042064 - Individual package of tampon: An individual package of tampon that has a bag body capable of easily accommodating an applicator after use. The individual package of tampon comprises a vertically long, flat bag body (2) consisting of a sheet member and, individually enclosed therein, a tampon with applicator. The bag body (2) has a... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20100042065 - Disposable absorbent article: A disposable absorbent undergarment has a front portion, back portion, and a crotch portion. The crotch portion couples the front portion and back portion together. The front portion and back portion are further coupled together, thereby forming a waist opening and leg opening to each side of the crotch portion.... Agent: Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP
20100042066 - Method of producing a medical fluid container from flexible plastic material, film tubing as intermediate product for a fluid container of this type and medical container produced according to a method of this type: A medical fluid container of a flexible plastic material is produced as follows: at first, a plastic compound is produced from a heterogeneous mixture of a first, lower-viscosity raw polymer component having a first melt viscosity and a second, higher-viscosity raw polymer component having a second melt viscosity which is... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw
20100042067 - Embolization particles and method for making same: In at least one embodiment of the present invention, a method for making embolization particles for occluding fluid flow through a body vessel is provided. The method comprises positioning an elongated body of biocompatible material relative to a cutting device. The elongated body is defined by extrusion of a body... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook
20100042068 - Hydraulic injection system and injection method: Disclosed is an injection system (1) for injecting liquids within a strong magnetic field, an alternating magnetic field, and/or a high-frequency electric field to be used with a technical medical system. Said injection system comprises a space (2) that is shielded from electromagnetic fields with the aid of a shield,... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20100042069 - Remote sensing catheter system and methods: A remote sensing catheter system including an injection catheter and a collection catheter. In one method of use, an external sensor of the system determines the timing of operation of the collection catheter. In another method of use, a sensor determines the volume of medium in the injection.... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC
20100042070 - Neurological apparatus comprising a percutaneous access device: Apparatus for delivering therapeutic agents to the central nervous system of a subject is described. The apparatus comprises at least one intracranial catheter and a percutaneous access device. The percutaneous access device comprises a body having at least one extracorporeal surface and at least one subcutaneous surface, the body defining... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100042071 - Airless mixing with a by-pass syringe: A method for transferring and mixing a pharmaceutical mixture utilizing a by-pass cartridge and a syringe. After mixing the dry component and the diluent in the by-pass cartridge, the mixture can be passed to a syringe which includes a syringe plunger having a fluid passageway therein with a hydrophobic membrane... Agent: Eric Fincham
20100042072 - Biological targeting compositions and methods of using the same: Modified red blood cells are described. In an embodiment, the modified red blood cell includes a target-binding agent. Targeted delivery of imaging agents, drugs, and peptide and protein pharmaceuticals using modified red blood cells are described. Processes for preparing the modified red blood cells, pharmaceutical and diagnostic compositions containing the... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene
20100042073 - Catheter port: The invention relates to a catheter port for supplying an active substance to an active site which is distant from the port. According to the invention, the housing (1) of the port is designed to have two parts, an upper housing part (7) and a lower housing part (6). The... Agent: Hammer & Associates, P.C.
20100042074 - Auxiliary powered negative pressure wound therapy apparatuses and methods: A negative pressure wound therapy apparatus that can include a wound dressing, a fluid collection device, a vacuum pump comprising a pump motor, and tubing can be powered by auxiliary power sources such as high efficiency batteries, photovoltaic panels or cells, fuel cells, combustion generators, human powered generators, or other... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100042075 - Multi-opening reservoir devices for controlled release or exposure of reservoir contents: Devices, such as medical devices, are provided which include a body portion having at least one reservoir which has two or more openings, the two or more openings being defined in part by a reservoir cap support; reservoir contents, such as a drug formulation or sensor, disposed inside the reservoir;... Agent: Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP02/11/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.
20100036307 - Methods, apparatuses and systems for caval stenting for venous drainage: A self expanding cannula with improved drainage properties based upon its greater length is provided, along with methods of using the cannula in cardiopulmonary bypass.... Agent: Brian P. Hopkins Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c
20100036308 - Wound penetrating hemostatic device impregnated with coagulant, antibiotic and/or anesthetic: A tampon assembly used for penetration injuries to provide hemostasis and simultaneous broad spectrum antibiotic/anesthetic application. The tampon includes a helically-wound absorbent member impregnated with coagulant, covered with biodegradable or plastic accordion-pleated sheath including a bioluminescent tape outer marker. The device would also contain a measured dose of antibiotic/anesthetic suspension... Agent: Berenato & White, LLC
20100036309 - Low absorbency tampon pledget and method of testing: An improved light duty tampon is defined by a quantity of an absorbent material arranged in substantially cylindrical form and having a lower dry bulk density, lower expansion values, and lower fluid absorption rates, as compared to similar absorbent capacity tampon pledgets. A method of testing a light duty tampon... Agent: Michaud-kinney Group LLP
20100036311 - Enhancement of light activated therapy by immune augmentation using anti-ctla-4 antibody: The efficacy of light activated therapy treatment is enhanced by stimulating the immune system of the patient substantially above a normal level. Abnormal tissue that is destroyed by the light activated therapy releases factors that stimulate the immune system, leading to systemic reductions in abnormal tissue (i.e., reduction beyond the... Agent: Law Offices Of Ronald M Anderson
20100036310 - Integrated patient management and control system for medication delivery: An integrated patient monitoring and control system is provided which includes a sample set, the sample set being adapted for coupling to the patient to obtain a specimen from the patient, a sensor, the sensor being adapted to receive the specimen from the sample set and to analyze the sample,... Agent: O''melveny & Myers LLP Ip&t Calendar Department La-13-a7
20100036312 - Apparatus and methods for removing obstructive material from body lumens: An apparatus is provided for removing material within a body lumen that includes a catheter including a proximal end, a distal end for introduction into a body lumen, and an aspiration lumen extending therebetween; a guide member extending from the distal end and terminating in a distal tip, the guide... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP
20100036313 - Surgical fluid management: A fluid flow device includes a housing configured to releasably mate with a surgical control unit for controlling fluid flow during a surgical procedure. First and second ports measure fluid pressure within a fluid path provided within the housing. The fluid flow device includes a restrictor for restricting fluid flow... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C. Smith & Nephew, Inc.
20100036314 - Balloon catheter and method for making same: In at least one embodiment of the present invention a balloon catheter is provided. The balloon catheter comprises a shaft having a lumen formed therethrough. Connected to the shaft is an inflatable balloon. The inflatable balloon has a balloon wall defining a balloon interior surface and a balloon exterior surface... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook
20100036316 - Fluid collection self-locking, self-blunting safety needle system and syringe: The invention is related to a particular type of safety needle and syringe. The needle has a locking device which can be used with or without a syringe. The needle is cylindrical with one surface flattened out. The Blunting member is aligned within the needle. With the intake of fluids... Agent: Arpita Agrawal
20100036315 - Single use syringe: A single use syringe is disclosed having a leading end, a trailing end and a longitudinal axis. The syringe comprises a longitudinally extending hollow barrel, a plunger having a stem, a head and a needle tip. The head being longitudinally displaceable within the barrel. The stem having a first engagement... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP
20100036317 - Handheld device for the local puncturing of a human or an animal skin, drive unit, needle unit and method for coupling: The invention relates to a handheld device for the local puncturing of a human or an animal skin, in particular for the introduction of an active substance or for the application of a tattoo or a permanent make-up, comprising a drive unit which is configured so as to produce a... Agent: Smith Patent Office
20100036318 - Automatic injection device: An injection device for injecting a fluid into an object, the injection device including a plunger assembly for operative engagement with a syringe adapted to contain the fluid and permit ejection of the fluid therefrom via a syringe outlet, the plunger assembly being displaceable in a first direction which causes... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100036319 - Auto injector: An auto injector including: a housing; an outlet portion with a needle (110) moveable relative to the housing; a container (104) within the housing for containing medicament; and an actuatable deployment mechanism configured to deploy the outlet portion by moving the outlet portion relative to the housing and to eject... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20100036320 - Multiple dosage injector: A medicament dispensing mechanism is disclosed that is configured to eject successive doses of the medicament from a medicament chamber. An embodiment of the dispensing mechanism includes a housing and a plunger rod configured for ejecting the doses of medicament from the chamber. The dispensing mechanism further includes an actuation... Agent: Winston & Strawn LLP Patent Department
20100036321 - Inspection apparatus having an insertion tube with dispersed healing agent: An elongated insertion tube can be provided having a wall having one or multiple layers. A layer of a wall can include composite material having healing agent storage structures that store healing agent material and a catalyst dispersed within a polymer matrix. The layer can be formed so that when... Agent: General Electric Company Ge Global Patent Operation
20100036322 - Anti-free flow mechanism: The invention discloses an anti-free flow mechanism for a finger-type peristaltic infusion pump (DDS) comprising: a passive mechanical interface (MS) which integrally accommodates a portion of a flexible infusion-tube, and an anti-free flow valve (AFFV) which is a spring-activated latch incorporated with the (MS). The maneuverable latch is secured in... Agent: D. Kligler I.p. Services Ltd
20100036323 - Flexible cannula with seal: A flexible cannula assembly includes a tubular member having a proximal end portion and a distal end portion and a seal positioned adjacent the distal end portion of the tubular member. The tubular member is formed of a flexible material. The seal defines a hole in a central portion thereof... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20100036324 - Tube holder: A tube holder (1) for removeably securing a tube (19) to the skin of a patient comprising a plastics film (3) bonded to an adhesive material on a bodyside surface of the film (3); and a separate first (7,9) and second means for applying pressure to a tube (19) located... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20100036326 - Disposable injector comprising at least one draw hook and a sliding wedge-type gear for unlocking a locking element: A disposable injector with a housing (10) in which are arranged at least one mechanical spring energy store (50), at least one cylinder-piston unit that can be filled at least temporarily with an active substance, at least one piston actuation plunger (60) and at least one triggering unit (80). The... Agent: Ronald S. Lombard, Esquire
20100036325 - Medical needle safety device: A safety device for a medical needle having a sharp tip and a mount spaced from the tip includes a tubular support for the needle mount and a protective sleeve carried by the support for sliding movement between a retracted position and a protecting position. A slot is formed in... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP
20100036327 - Flow prevention, regulation, and safety devices and related methods: A football-shaped blockage within a vessel lumen designed to prevent any flow material from passing through the vessel lumen when suction is applied below the blockage or when the flow material pressure is below a given value, and further designed to allow flow when the flow material pressure increases above... Agent: Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps LLP
20100036328 - Pressure actuated flow control valve: A pressure actuated flow control valve for an infusion catheter permits gravity flow of a liquid through the catheter and into a patient while resisting back flow of blood from the patient and into the catheter. The valve has a hemispherical body with an outstanding circumferential flange and a normally... Agent: Hovey Williams LLP
20100036329 - Hemostasis valve: A hemostasis valve to maintain hemostasis during the insertion, removal or reposition of a medical instrument in the vascular system of a patient. The hemostasis valve includes a valve body having lumen extending therethrough, a first valve positioned across the lumen, and having a passage with a diameter that is... Agent: Maxey Law Offices, PLLC
20100036330 - Needleless connector with displacement correction: A needleless connector includes a housing having an inlet and an outlet, a valve disposed in the housing to control flow between the inlet and the outlet, and a gland disposed in the housing between the inlet and the outlet. The gland has a deformable wall defining a space, and... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun (baxter)
20100036331 - Safety transfusion catheter: A safety transfusion catheter includes a flexible retention tube (2) fitted over a metal guiding needle (1). The flexible retention tube (2) is provided with a needle handle (22; 22′) connected with it. The angle between the end (3) of the flexible retention tube (2) and its longitudinal axis or... Agent: Zhen Zheng Lu
20100036332 - Aspiration drainage system comprising a material depot with an anti-bacterial action: The subject matter of the invention is an aspiration drainage system for aspirating secretions and other fluids out of the human or animal body using a suction tube and at least one material depot, arranged at the end of the suction tube to be inserted into the body, for dispensing... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP
20100036333 - Fluid level sensor for a container of a negative pressure wound treatment system: An apparatus is provided for collecting medical waste fluids. The apparatus includes: a medical waste collection container for collecting medical waste fluids; first and second electrically conductive sensing elements disposed inside the container so as to be exposed to fluid collected in the container, where the first and second sensing... Agent: Price Heneveld Cooper Dewitt & Litton, LLP
20100036335 - Removable inlet manifold for a medical/surgical waste collection system, the manifold including a driver for actuating a valve integral with the waste collection system: A removable manifold for a medical/surgical waste collection system. The manifold is dimensioned to be mounted to a receiver integral with the system. The manifold includes a driver for engaging a complementary valve internal to the receiver. The valve regulates flow between the receiver and the down line components of... Agent: Intel. Prop./ Rnd Stryker Corporation
20100036334 - Wound dressing of continuous fibers: A method for treating a wound that includes incorporating a wound dressing comprising a plurality of fibers, each fiber having a length of at least two (2) inches, into a wound to cause the walls of the wound to remain apart and allow the wound to heal from the inside... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20100036336 - Application of a waist belt for an absorbent article: A garment and method of producing an absorbent article includes an absorbent section. The absorbent section includes a front and rear portion. A waist belt is attached to the absorbent section. The waist belt includes first and second belt portions extending on each side of the rear portion of the... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)
20100036339 - Absorbent article having a tufted topsheet: An absorbent article having a topsheet in facing relationship with an absorbent core. The topsheet has a pair of tuft region lateral boundaries. Each tuft region lateral boundary is defined by a line or a portion of a line separating a plurality of first tufts from a plurality of second... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip
20100036337 - Absorbent hydrophobic boronate galactomannan complexes and process for producing same: Absorbent boronate-galactomannan complexes comprising a hydrophobic group are disclosed. The boronate-galactomannan complexes are solid materials capable of gel forming upon contacting with liquids. The boronate-galactomannan complexes are particularly suitable for absorbing liquids.... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.
20100036340 - Disposable nappy with separate belt or leg guards formed from laminate outer cover: A disposable nappy includes a disposable nappy body portion (3) and a separate belt (5) to secure the nappy body to the person. The belt includes a number of Velcro-type fastener portions that attach to a cover stock material of the nappy. The cover stock material is of a material... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman, LLP
20100036338 - Regionalized topsheet: An absorbent article having a liquid pervious topsheet having a first portion and a second portion. The first portion differs in structure from the second portion. The topsheet has a longitudinal centerline and a transverse centerline. The second portion has a first structurally modified zone and a second structurally modified... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip
20100036341 - Absorbent product comprising a cationic modified guar gum: Absorbent products for feminine protection, for example sanitary pads, pantiliners or tampons, comprising a cationic modified guar gum. The guar gum is modified by a cationizing agent comprising an ammonium group, wherein the degree of substitution of the cationizing agent is from about 0.070 to less than 0.30. In one... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip
20100036342 - Absorbent core: Absorbent core for disposable absorbent articles, particularly for the absorption of menses or blood, comprising absorbent gelling material and an inert material.... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip
20100036344 - Absorbent article including absorbent core having a plurality of first regions and a second region surrounding each of the first regions: An absorbent article including a absorbent core having a plurality of first regions and a second region, each one of said first regions being arranged in spaced relationship from each of the other first regions and each of the first regions being entirely surrounded by the second region.... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson
20100036343 - Absorbent article including absorbent core having concentrically arranged absorbent regions: The absorbent article according to the present invention includes a laminate structure including cover, transfer layer, core and barrier, the absorbent core having a first central region and second region concentrically surrounding the first region.... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson
20100036345 - Fluid absorption mat: A fluid absorption mat for use in a medical environment, the fluid absorption mat being a substantially planar mat having at least one fluid absorption layer. At least two absorption portions, presenting substantially juxtaposed projections on a principle plane of the mat, and present different absorption capacities are provided. Furthermore,... Agent: Maier & Maier, PLLC
20100036347 - Absorbent article having a tufted topsheet: An absorbent article having a topsheet and an absorbent core. The topsheet has a pair of tuft region lateral boundaries. Each tuft region lateral boundary is defined by a line or a portion of a line separating a plurality of the tufts from a portion of the topsheet devoid of... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip
20100036348 - Absorbent article including absorbent core having a plurality of first regions and a second region surrounding each of the first regions: An absorbent article including an absorbent core having a plurality of first regions and a second region, each one of said first regions being arranged in spaced relationship from each of the other first regions and each of the first regions being entirely surrounded by the second region.... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson
20100036346 - Regionalized topsheet: An absorbent article having a liquid pervious topsheet having a first portion and a second portion. The first portion differs in structure from the second portion. The topsheet has a longitudinal centerline and a transverse centerline. The second portion has a first structurally modified zone, a second structurally modified zone,... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip
20100036351 - Absorbent article having a multi-component visual signal: An absorbent article having a central colored region, an intermediate colored region, an outer colored region, and a background region. The intermediate colored region can be between the central colored region and the outer colored region. The intermediate colored region can substantially circumscribe the central colored region. The central colored... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip
20100036352 - Absorbent article having a multilayer visual signal: An absorbent article and method of making an absorbent article. The absorbent article has a first layer and a second layer in facing relationship with one another. The first layer has a first imparted colored region coincident with the longitudinal centerline. The second layer has a second imparted colored region... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip
20100036350 - Hygienic band equipped with a magnet: A hygienic band with magnets attached or built in is disclosed. More particularly, the present invention is related to a hygienic band in which a plurality of weak magnets having magnetism are compactly attached in accordance with a predetermined principle, so as to not only solve or relieve premenstrual syndrome... Agent: Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.
20100036349 - Zoned topsheet: An absorbent article having a topsheet and an absorbent core in facing relationship with the topsheet. The topsheet has a central region, an inner intermediate region, an outer intermediate region, and an edge region, wherein the inner intermediate region is between the central region and the outer intermediate region and... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip
20100036353 - Refusable baby diaper system: An adjustable, form fitted, reusable diaper which includes a moisture impervious outer cover in a substantially hourglass shape when open, fastens to the wearer around the waist. A reusable detachable moisture pervious topsheet in a substantially hourglass shape attaches to the moisture imperious outer cover. An absorbent layer is placed... Agent: Sheila Payne
20100036354 - Absorbent article and method for producing absorbent article: The absorbent article that is used in abutment against a user's body includes: an absorbent body for absorbing fluid; and an absorbent-article main body whose face on a side close to the user's body in use is joined to the absorbent body. The absorbent body has a longitudinal direction, a... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP
20100036355 - Absorbent article: An absorbent article, especially an incontinence pad, having a length and a width extension, the length being greater than the width, and including absorbent core material, wherein the absorbent core material forms a central portion (6) and a pair of longitudinally extending side portions (7), the flexural rigidity of the... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20100036356 - Multi-chamber container: A small multi-chamber container that has multiple individual sealed chambers is disclosed. Each chamber contains a substance to be extracted and applied with an applicator. The top surface of the container is slanted wherein one side of the chamber is higher than another side of the chamber. An applicator with... Agent: Joe Nieh
20100036357 - Sterilization challenge specimen holder: A sterilization challenge specimen holder is used with a test indicator to challenge sterilization on a consistent basis. The holder includes a body having an internal chamber region and a sleeve positionable within the internal chamber. A cap is sealable on the holder and a plug is positioned in the... Agent: Levenfeld Pearlstein, LLC Intellectual Property Department
20100036358 - Multi-dose container: A small multi-dose container that has multiple individual sealed chambers is disclosed. Each chamber contains a substance to be extracted and applied with an applicator. An applicator with an elongated hollow handle with approximately the same outside dimension as the inside dimension of the individual chambers is used to extract... Agent: Joe Nieh
20100036359 - Medical device package: The present disclosure provides a medical device package including a container for receiving a medical device having an area configured for storing at least one agent and a port for permitting the passage of a contact material between the outside the container and the area configured for storing the agent.... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20100036360 - Stent graft delivery system: A system for treating an aneurysm comprises an elongate flexible shaft and an expandable member. An expandable scaffold is disposed over the expandable member and may be expanded from a collapsed configuration to an expanded configuration. A double-walled filling structure is disposed over the scaffold and has an outer wall... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100036361 - System and method for delivering multiple implants into lung passageways: A system for delivering multiple implants into lung passageways is disclosed. The system comprises a catheter configured to receive and store a plurality of expandable implants, and an actuatable delivery tool coupled to the proximal end of the catheter. The system expels an implant of the plurality of implants with... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100036362 - Injection system with hidden needles: An auto-injector confines all functional components inside an enclosed housing, to keep its needle out-of-sight, at all times. Within the housing, a needle holder positions a needle at a location. A drive mechanism then simultaneously engages the needle with a fluid source and accelerates it with a predetermined momentum for... Agent: Nydegger & Associates
20100036363 - Microcatheter: In a microcatheter, a shaft tube thereof is sectioned into a proximal zone, an intermediate zone, and a distal zone from a connector to the forward end thereof, each being formed of a multilayered tube, including three types of multilayered tubes different in hardness, an inner layer extending along all... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100036364 - Catheter introducer: A catheter introducer includes a flexible introducer tube that extends percutaneously in use and defines a bore along which a distal shaft portion of a catheter may be advanced into a bodily lumen. The flexible introducer tube includes a co-axial assembly of a structural element having a multiplicity of full... Agent: Rutan & Tucker, LLP.
20100036365 - Connection piece for an enteral transfer system: The present invention relates to a connection piece for an enteral transfer system and to an enteral transfer system with such a connection piece, and also to an arrangement composed of such a transfer system and of an enteral feed probe. The connection piece according to the present invention comprises... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100036366 - Devices for connecting catheter assembly to collection receptacle: A device for connecting a catheter assembly to a collection receptacle is disclosed. The device is situated at a distal portion of the catheter assembly and the connection made may be either temporary or permanent.... Agent: Moazzam & Associates, LLC
20100036367 - Wound overlay with cuff for wound treatment employing reduced pressure: A wound treatment appliance is provided for treating all or a portion of a wound. In some embodiments, the appliance comprises a flexible overlay that covers all or a portion of the wound for purposes of applying a reduced pressure to the covered portion of the wound. In some embodiments,... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP02/04/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.
20100030124 - Chronic access system for extracorporeal treatment of blood including a continously wearable hemodialyzer: A patient wearable, continuously operating extracorporeal pump apparatus which accesses the patient's arterial venous pressure differential by applying external pressure to a subcutaneous graft that has been cannualized to modulate blood flow through an extracorporeal circuit and to drive the pump for delivering a medicament, such as an anticoagulant, to... Agent: Nikolai & Mersereau, P.A.
20100030125 - Blood reservoir incorporating a vapor trap: The present invention consists of a blood reservoir that incorporates a separate chamber designed to trap condensing water vapor. The blood chamber and the vapor trap are in fluid communication along their top assuring that vacuum applied to the top of the vapor trap is equally applied to the blood... Agent: Yehuda Tamari
20100030127 - Duct stent for carrying miniature radioactive particle sources: A duct stent being capable of carrying the subminiature radioactive particle source is mainly used for the inside radiation therapy of metaphase or terminal pancreatic cancer and bile duct cancer, and has drainage function. The duct stent consists of a tubular drainage tube (1) and fixation portions (2) which are... Agent: Kirton And Mcconkie
20100030126 - Monocanaliculonasal and/or monocanalicular intubation assembly, mainly for nasolachrymal imperforation: Monocanaliculonasal and/or monocanalicular intubation assembly mainly intended for nasolachrymal imperforation, comprising a mandrel (2) made of a first substantially rigid material, such as a metal, and a tube (1) made of a second material that is less rigid than the first material and essentially flexible, such as silicone, a blocking... Agent: Renner Kenner Greive Bobak Taylor & Weber
20100030129 - Dermal patch: The invention is generally directed to a kit and patch for transdermal or intradermal delivery of at least one substance into the skin. The kit includes a dermal patch having an electrochemical cell with two electrodes and a retainer for retaining a conductive fluid which further includes an active substance.... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100030128 - Iontophoresis device: The iontophoresis device includes a working electrode assembly and a non-working electrode assembly for administering drug by iontophoresis. Each of the working electrode assembly and the non-working electrode assembly includes an adhesive surface configured to adhere to a biological interface. A DC electric power source is connected to the working... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC
20100030130 - Pharmaceutical intervention for modulation of neural plasticity: A stimulating medical device. The stimulating medical device comprises: a stimulating assembly implantable proximate to a recipient's neural system, the assembly having at least one agent delivery port and a plurality of electrical contacts; an electrical stimulation controller configured to generate electrical stimulation signals for application the neural system via... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP
20100030131 - Systems and methods for anesthetizing ear tissue: A system and method for use in iontophoretic anesthesia of a tympanic membrane are disclosed. The system generally includes an earplug and an electrode device. The earplug includes at least one sealing member for sealing the earplug in an ear canal. The method involves using the system on a human... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP Acclarent, Inc. (73608)
20100030132 - Apparatus and method for wound, cavity, and bone treatment: The present invention provides a treatment apparatus. The apparatus contains a reservoir or generator for a treatment solution, a mechanism for delivering the treatment solution to a wound site, and a mechanism for applying the solution to a wound, tissue, bone or surgical cavity for treatment. The apparatus may apply... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group
20100030133 - Interactive ngt system: Disclosed is an NGT system, the system comprises a nasogastric tube having a diameter and length configured to pass through an esophagus such that the lumen of the NGT maintains fluid communication with a portion of the digestive tract, and a digestive tract sensor operatively associated with the NGT, the... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.
20100030134 - Precision orifice safety device: A safety device in a fluid vent conduit for reducing vacuum level in an aspiration conduit of an ophthalmic surgical system. The device includes an orifice having an inlet for receiving a flow of fluid from an irrigation source. The orifice further has an outlet for directing the flow of... Agent: Bausch & Lomb Incorporated
20100030135 - Method and apparatus for anchoring bone screws and injecting many types of high viscosity materials in areas surrounding bone: An improved method and apparatus for anchoring bone screws into bones of living beings includes a cannulated screw or bone anchor that is provided with at least one discharge opening in the distal end thereof. The head of the screw is configured to receive therein a material delivery probe in... Agent: Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero & Perle, LLP
20100030136 - Ophthalmic injection device including dosage control device: An injection device includes a dispensing chamber, a plunger, a controller, a temperature control device, and a memory device. The dispensing chamber has an inner surface and an outer surface. The inner surface defines a cavity for receiving a quantity of a substance. The plunger is engaged with the inner... Agent: Alcon
20100030137 - Apparatus and methods for analyzing body fluid samples: An apparatus is provided for monitoring a predetermined parameter of a patient's body fluid while infusing an infusion fluid into the patient. The apparatus comprises an infusion line and a catheter configured for insertion into a blood vessel of the patient, and a reversible infusion pump connected between a source... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100030138 - Gastrojejunal feeding tube: A feeding tube apparatus is shown, with self propelled features that provide for placement in the postpyloric region of a patient.... Agent: Eugene Chovanes Jackson And Chovanes
20100030139 - Anastomosis devices and methods utilizing colored bands: Methods and apparatus for visually distinguishing an inflation balloon from a distal tip of an anastomosis device with an unassisted eye so as to enhance patient safety during an anastomosis procedure. The anastomosis device can comprise a visual reference intermediate the inflation balloon and the distal tip to visually differentiate... Agent: Ams Research Corporation
20100030140 - Locating side catheter branch relative to inflation portion: A side catheter branch of a catheter assembly is oriented with respect to the main or side balloons of a catheter assembly. In some examples, the orientation is accomplished by connecting the side catheter branch to the main and/or side balloons or waste portions thereof. In other examples, the side... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC
20100030141 - rapid-exchange catheter: A rapid exchange catheter device comprising: an elongated collapsible catheter body with a distal end and a proximal end, having a duct along a portion of the distal end of the elongated body for engagement with a guide-wire, and having a lumen extending from the proximal end towards the distal... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.
20100030142 - Balloon catheter and sheath fabrication method: A balloon catheter including: a flexible sheath which has at least one lumen; and a cylindrical balloon which is fixed to the outer peripheral surface of the sheath and can be inflated with a fluid supplied from the lumen; wherein the sheath has a large diameter portion whose outer diameter... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen
20100030143 - Folding apparatus and methods for bifurcation post-dilatation balloon: A post dilatation balloon catheter includes a balloon member having a proximal portion, a distal portion and a circumferential bulge portion. The circumferential bulge portion extends around a circumference of the balloon member and is positioned at a location between the proximal and distal portions of the balloon member. The... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC
20100030144 - Balloon catheter and method for manufacturing same: A balloon catheter comprises an outer shaft having a distal end, an inner shaft situated therein to form an annular fluid line and projecting beyond the distal end of the outer shaft, and a balloon which is dilatable under the influence of a fluid introduced through the fluid line under... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain
20100030145 - Permanent umbilical hollow tube: An apparatus is provided. The apparatus includes a tube having a first end and a second end. The second end prevents access to an inner wall of the tube. Further, the apparatus includes a valve operably connected to the first end of the tube and configured to provide access to... Agent: Patent Ingenuity, PC
20100030146 - Auto-disable device for syringes: An auto-disable device for use with a sterile single use hypodermic syringe has a barrel adapter configured to attach to the outlet end of the syringe barrel, external to the barrel. A needle hub holding a hypodermic needle is affixed to the barrel adapter, the barrel adapter and the needle... Agent: Mckee, Voorhees & Sease, P.L.C
20100030147 - Apparatus for guiding the placement of a subcutaneous device: An apparatus for guiding the placement of a subcutaneous device that includes a strap having an indentation configured for a fold of skin and fat layer to be positioned within the indentation as the subcutaneous device is advanced to a desired implantation site.... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20100030148 - Intradermal delivery device with crenellated skin engaging surface geometry: An apparatus for delivering or withdrawing a fluid through at least one layer of the skin is provided. The device may include a body having a top face, a bottom face, a side edge and at least one channel. The bottom face includes a first surface area and a second... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company
20100030150 - Apparatus for intra-ocular injection: The application relates to an apparatus for intraocular injection comprising a plate adapted for being brought into contact with an eye and guiding means for guiding a needle into the interior of an eye, characterized in that the plate comprises a cut-out having an edge adapted to be positioned along... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100030149 - Breast marker: Tissue markers, systems for marking tissue, and methods of using tissue markers. A tissue marker may have a body with a first surface and a second surface, a plurality of coupling sites, and a plurality of elongate members. The tissue marker may include a remotely visible material. The tissue marker... Agent: C. R. Bard, Inc. Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.
20100030151 - Debubbler: A device for removal of a gas from a liquid in a medical infusion line has a housing containing a plurality of hollow fiber membranes. Preferably liquid passes on the exterior of the membranes and gas bubbles in the liquid pass into the lumens of the hollow fiber membranes. This... Agent: Sheldon Mak Rose & Anderson PC
20100030152 - Multi injection microneedle therapy system: The present invention relates to a microneedle therapy system for skin care, hair loss treatment, obesity treatment, and the like. Provided is a multi-injection microneedle therapy system which implements a new treatment device and method capable of inserting a number of needles to create holes on the human skin and... Agent: Intellectual Property Law Group LLP
20100030153 - Injector having low input power: A powered injector that stores energy at a low rate when not in use and delivers energy at a high rate during injection. Energy may be stored in a highly responsive energy storage device, such as a capacitor, for rapid delivery of power to the injector motor. In certain embodiments,... Agent: Mallinckrodt Inc.
20100030154 - Medical instrument inserter: A catheter system for positioning an instrument within a body that includes a hub defining a lumen therethrough for passage of the instrument toward the body. The catheter system also includes an elongate tubular member defining a lumen therethrough. The lumen of the elongate tubular member is in communication with... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20100030155 - Cannula and delivery device: The present application concerns a cannula device for mounting in a base part (9) comprising a housing (Ia, 16) and at least one membrane (4) together defining at least 15 one cavity, the cannula device further comprises a cannula (3) mounted in the housing and being in fluid communication with... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20100030156 - Drug delivery platform incorporating hydrogel pumping mechanism with guided fluid flow: A drug delivery platform is provided for delivering a controlled infusion of a drug to an individual. The drug delivery platform includes a reservoir for receiving the drug therein and a hydrogel engageable with the reservoir. The hydrogel is movable between a first configuration and a second configuration wherein the... Agent: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
20100030157 - Drug retention cap: A drug retention cap has a cap section and a drug retention pin. The cap section has a generally dome-shaped top end and a cylindrical portion extending downward from the generally dome-shaped top end. The top end of the cap section is closed, and the bottom end is open. The... Agent: Alcon
20100030158 - Medical delivery system with flexible blocking element: A container suitable for use in said medical delivery system and a medical delivery system having a container and a dosing assembly, where the container is fastenable to the dosing assembly by a movement comprising a translatory movement followed by a rotational movement. One of the container and the dosing... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department
20100030159 - Syringe plunger: A syringe plunger has a hole is arranged in its plunger central axis, with a diaphragm arranged in the hole. The thickness of the diaphragm in the hole is from 0.01 mm to 0.5 mm. A manufacturing method of a syringe plunger includes the steps of: adding pigment into medical... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC
20100030160 - Attachment for a syringe or a cartridge: The invention relates to an attachment (1) or a cartridge comprising a sealing element (5) having an opening (9) for a medium located in the syringe or cartridge or to be introduced into the syringe (3) or cartridge. The attachment (1) is characterized by an actuating device (11) which, in... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100030161 - Integrated slitter for medical instrument inserter: A catheter system for positioning of an instrument within a body. The catheter system includes a hub defining a lumen therethrough for passage of the instrument and an elongate tubular member defining a lumen therethrough. The lumen of the tubular member is in communication with the lumen of the hub.... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20100030162 - Stretchable-diameter inserter for hemodynamic studies and related operations: A stretchable-diameter inserter, for hemodynamic studies and related operations, is characterized in that it comprises an inserter tube, a hemostatic valve designed for preventing blood from exiting the patient toward the operator, a side line including a faucet, adapted to be used for performing blood taking and infusion operations and... Agent: Hedman & Costigan P.C.
20100030163 - Connector for a establlshing a fluid communication controlled by a valve essentially used in the field of medicine: According to the invention, the spring-effect deformation capacity of the valve (5) essentially relates to the plug (Sa) and to an intermediate valve portion (5c) between the plug (Sa) and a tubular gap (6). The valve (5) and the fixed end piece (3) are conformed so that the valve can... Agent: Levine & Mandelbaum
20100030164 - Medical valve with raised seal: A seal for a medical valve having a housing and an inlet includes a seal portion and a sleeve portion. The seal portion may be over the inlet of the valve and have a normally closed aperture therethrough. The aperture may be located proximal to the inlet. The sleeve portion... Agent: Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP
20100030165 - Catheter assembly: A catheter assembly comprises an outer catheter including an outer catheter body and an outer catheter hub at a proximal portion of the outer catheter body; and an inner catheter including an inner catheter body insertable in the outer catheter body, a tip at the distal portion of the inner... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20100030166 - Manually-actuated, reduced-pressure systems for treating wounds: A manually-actuated, constant reduced-pressure apparatus for use with a reduced-pressure system for treating tissue at a tissue site includes a flexible, collapsible member that is operable to move between a compressed position and an extended position. The collapsible member may be disposed between a carrier member and a slider member... Agent: Kinetic Concepts, Inc. C/o Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20100030167 - Leak sensor: The present invention relates to a method and dressing for detecting detachment of the dressing, which is applied to a surface of an at least partly electrically conductive object. The dressing comprises an adhesive for attaching the dressing to the electrically conductive object and at least two electrodes arranged in... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC
20100030168 - Aspiration control via flow or impedance: A microsurgical system capable of controlling aspiration and detecting an occlusion via monitoring a change in either suction flow rate or suction impedance.... Agent: Alcon
20100030169 - Catheter system: A catheter retaining system for a container is disclosed. The system may be utilized with a wide variety of containers for receiving catheterized fluids. Each embodiment of the system includes a structure for selectively securing at least one catheter to the container. The structure assists in maintaining the catheter in... Agent: Marshall & Melhorn, LLC
20100030170 - Absorptive pad: This disclosure relates to a substrate comprising multiple layers which are designed to provide moisture absorption, non-adherence, and antimicrobial properties to a contact surface. The substrate is minimally comprised of (a) at least one skin contact layer of apertured hydrophobic polymeric film, (b) at least one layer of absorptive material... Agent: Legal Department (m-495)
20100030171 - Composite article suitable for use as a wound dressing: A composite article comprises a fluid transport layer, a fluid retentive layer, and, optionally, a moisture vapor permeable film. The first surface of the fluid transport layer provides a fluid contacting surface. The fluid retentive layer is positioned so that the first surface layer of the fluid retentive layer is... Agent: Legal Department (m-495)
20100030172 - Sanitary article comprising a microbe-inhibiting composition: A sanitary article (1) such as a sanitary napkin, a panty liner, an incontinence protector, a diaper, an incontinence pad, a feminine insert, a tampon, or the like includes a top sheet (2) and a microbe-inhibiting composition (8). The microbe-inhibiting composition (8) includes at least one extracellular product of at... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20100030173 - Absorbent products with wetness sensors: A sensor that is sensitive to the presence of aqueous-based fluids is described. The sensor has a wetness indicating material immobilized or printed on a substrate. The indicating material contains at least one electron-donating leuco dye and one electron deficient receptor, and exhibits a visual signal (e.g., vivid or strong... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc. Tara Pohlkotte
20100030175 - Absorbent article: An absorbent article comprises an absorbent interposed between a liquid-permeable surface sheet and a back sheet. The absorbent is constituted of a set of left and right absorbent elements arranged substantially along the longitudinal direction of the absorbent article. The absorbent element of one side is formed as a dogleg... Agent: Jordan And Hamburg LLP
20100030174 - Multi-ply fibrous structures and processes for making same: Multi-ply fibrous structures, more particularly to embossed multi-ply fibrous structures and processes for making same are provided.... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip
20100030177 - Absorbent article: [Means for Solving Problems] An absorbent article X1 having an absorber 3 in which plurality of absorbent cores 3A, 3B each including a fiber base material 31 and an absorbent polymer 30 are layered in such a manner that the polymer 30 swells by gelation due to liquid absorption and... Agent: Quinn Emanuel Koda & Androlia
20100030176 - Absorbent incontinence article with improved closure system: The invention relates to an absorbent incontinence diaper (2) with a rear area (8), a front area (6) and a crotch area (12) lying between these, and with first and second side edges (5), and with a main part (4) having an inner face directed towards the body and an... Agent: Dreiss, Fuhlendorf, Steimle & Becker
20100030178 - Composite article suitable for use as a wound dressing: A composite article comprises a fluid transport layer having first and second surfaces and a hydrophobic layer applied to the first surface of the fluid transport layer. When the composite article is used as a wound dressing, the first surface of the fluid transport layer provides a skin-facing surface. The... Agent: Legal Department (m-495)
20100030179 - Absorbent medical articles: Medical articles including an absorbent layer, a backing layer and an optional liquid permeable facing layer are disclosed. The construction of the medical article is such that volumetric expansion of the absorbent layer is allowed in directions parallel to the surface of the backing layer as the absorbent layer absorbs... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company
20100030180 - Method for manufacturing a multi-layered film and film manufactured by said method: Multi-layered film consisting of at least an inner layer (3) and an outer layer (2), with an intermediate layer (4) provided in between, whereby at least the inner and the outer layers (2-3) consist of a homopolymer of polypropylene and/or a copolymer of polypropylene, and whereby the intermediate layer (4)... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20100030181 - Dual-lumen needle: A dual-lumen needle for aseptic filling and withdrawal of fluids from septum-plugged containers... Agent: Ge Healthcare, Inc.
20100030182 - Packaging system for pharmaceutical compositions and kit for intravenous administration: The invention refers to a new system for packaging pharmaceutical compositions comprising active principles that may be administered intravenously, in particular it concerns a system for packaging in bottles which makes it possible to ensure the complete transfer of the content of the bottle into the liquid for intravenous infusion... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20100030183 - Method of treating vascular disease at a bifurcated vessel using a coated balloon: Disclosed is a method for delivery of at least one therapeutic agent from an angioplasty balloon for treating vascular disease at a bifurcated vessel. The invention also relates to the method of loading the beneficial agents onto the balloon and the device, as well as the method of delivery of... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.
20100030185 - Remote controller for substance delivery system: Embodiments of a system including a remotely controlled substance delivery device and associated controller are described. Methods of use and control of the device are also disclosed. According to some embodiments, a delivery device or related device may be placed in an environment in order to pump a material into... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene
20100030184 - Spinal platform and method for delivering a therapeutic agent to a spinal cord target: A spinal platform for delivering a therapeutic agent to a spinal cord target includes a brace member for attachment to a plurality of bony structures surrounding at least a portion of the spinal cord target, a carriage member operatively coupled to and movable along the brace member, and a universal... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.
20100030186 - Extendable aspiration catheter: An intravascular aspirating assembly comprising an elongate guidewire having a proximally facing filter disposed on a distal portion thereof, a single operator exchange aspiration catheter disposed on the guidewire, the aspiration catheter having a proximal end, a distal end and an aspiration lumen extending therebetween, an extension catheter slidably disposed... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC
20100030187 - Apparatus and method for controlling headaches: A user friendly apparatus and method provides effective pain control resulting from headaches and facial aches, which can be safely used by patients and medical personal alike. The economical apparatus can provide a controller equipped with an injector having a tubular section and nozzle, as well as a nostril-engaging introducer... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20100030189 - Folded perineal pad: A multi-layered, absorbent perineal pad is disclosed that has a generally ovate cross-section. In disclosed embodiments, the pad has an absorbent outer layer, antimicrobial intermediate layer, and absorbent inner layer. At least two opposing edges of the pad are sealed to one another so that the absorbent inner layer encloses... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman, LLP
20100030188 - Methods for ameliorating pain and devices for delivering a medicament: A method for delivering medicament such as for ameliorating pain in a patient includes introducing an injector through a nasal passage of the patient into a region substantially medial and/or posterior and/or inferior to a sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG) of the patient; and delivering a medicament from the injector superiorly and/or... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20100030190 - Gastroduodenal balloon tubes and methods for use in localized hypothermia: Materials and Methods for producing localized hypothermia in a patient (e.g., for treatment of acute pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer).... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100030191 - Catheter with a pre-shaped distal tip: Catheters having a pre-shaped tip configuration are disclosed. A catheter in accordance with an illustrative embodiment of the present invention can include an elongated tubular shaft equipped with a distal tip section having a pre-shaped tip configuration that can be used to facilitate tracking of the device through particular locations... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC
20100030192 - Catheter shaft bond arrangements and methods: A catheter shaft bond arrangement includes a first catheter shaft defining a first lumen, a second catheter shaft defining a second lumen, and a first bonding member. The first bonding member is configured to bond with the first and second catheter shafts to create a molded bond upon application of... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC
20100030193 - Guide catheter and method of making same: The present invention is a guide catheter and a method of making the guide catheter. The invention includes a catheter having an inner layer, a support element associated with the inner layer, and an outer layer external to the support element. The invention further includes a cutting apparatus used in... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department
20100030194 - Connector and infusion tube set: A connector includes a male connector section having a male-side cavity, a female connector section having a female-side cavity to which another male connector section the same as the male connector section can be connected, a seal member formed from an elastic material for maintaining liquid tightness between the connector... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20100030195 - Connector and infusion tube set: A connector includes a male connector section having a cavity, a female connector section having a cavity to which another male connector section the same as the male connector section can be connected, a male lock section or a female lock section, disposed adjacent to the male connector section so... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20100030196 - Apheresis of a target molecule from cerebrospinal fluid: A system includes (i) a medium having a solid support to which an antibody directed to target molecule is bound, (ii) a reservoir for containing the medium, (iii) a first catheter, and (iv) a second catheter. The first catheter has a proximal end portion, an opening for removal of cerebrospinal... Agent: Campbell Nelson Whipps, LLC
20100030197 - Devices for handling catheter assembly: A gripping device for a catheter assembly is disclosed providing enhanced gripping power for the operator of the catheter assembly. The gripping device is situated at the proximal portion of the catheter assembly and the proximal terminus of an external catheter sheath is attached near or to the body of... Agent: Moazzam & Associates, LLC
20100030198 - Drug delivery platform utilizing hydrogel pumping mechanism: A drug delivery platform is provided for delivering a controlled infusion of a drug to an individual. The drug delivery platform includes a reservoir for receiving the drug therein and a pressure source engageable with the reservoir. The pressure source is movable between a first configuration and a second configuration... Agent: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
20100030199 - Configurations and methods for power generation in lng regasification terminals: Disclosed are embodiments of a fluid delivery device (300) that combine both anionic electrokinetic and cationic electrokinetic concepts. In one illustrative embodiment, the fluid delivery device (300) may include an electro-osmotic pump (302) having an anion exchange membrane (350) and a cation exchange membrane (351) in the same device.... Agent: Fish & Associates, PC Robert D. FishPrevious industry: Surgery: splint, brace, or bandage
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