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Surgery March listing by industry category 03/10

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03/25/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category

20100076364 - User interface for blood treatment device: A method for batch implementation of settings in a renal replacement therapy device including: displaying on a user interface control settings which may be manually selected by an operator; selecting an independent control setting of the plurality of control settings; adjusting the independent control setting to an independent control setting... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100076365 - Method and apparatus for accessing the wall of a vascular structure or other body lumen while simultaneously providing zone isolation and fluid bypass capability: a working catheter passing through the proximal isolation barrier and terminating short of the distal isolation barrier, the working catheter providing a central lumen for providing access to the wall of the body lumen between the proximal isolation barrier and the distal isolation barrier.... Agent: Mark J. Pandiscio Pandiscio & Pandiscio, P.C.

20100076366 - Modular spinal fluid flow regulation device and method: A shunt system for telemetrically measuring, regulating and/or adjusting cerebrospinal fluid flow rate, intercranial pressure, intraspinal pressure and/or intraventricular pressure and a method for use. The shunt system includes a shunt assembly, a first catheter and a second catheter that may be implanted using a novel introducer assembly. In addition... Agent: Knoble, Yoshida & Dunleavy

20100076368 - Electrotransport delivery device having improved safety and reduced abuse potential: An electrotransport device for delivering one or more therapeutic agents through the skin includes electrodes for contacting the skin, at least one electrode containing the agent, a power source for generating electrical current (IL) for delivering the agent, a current generating and controlling means and a disabling means for permanently... Agent: Diehl Servilla LLC

20100076367 - Iontophoretic device: The invention relates to an iontophoretic device for the enhanced transport of substances through the skin (1), wherein at least two electrical transportation fields (Ep, Eo) with different directions are applied. In a preferred embodiment, these field are orthogonal and parallel to the skin surface, respectively, and applied in a... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100076369 - Pre-filled applicator device: A device for delivering a medicated product or the like to a bodily cavity is provided. The device includes a barrel member having a distal end. The barrel member is sized to contain the medicated product. The device includes a plunger sized to extend into the barrel member. A cap... Agent: Mccarter & English, LLP Newark

20100076370 - Apparatus and methods for purging catheter systems: Apparatus and methods for providing controlled pressure-flow pulses which purge a catheter system with turbulent flow flushing. Accomplishment of such controlled pressure-flow pulses is provided by a variety of inventive devices including a special plunger rod for a conventional syringe, other interactive parts for conventional syringes, an in-line catheter attachable... Agent: Michael W. Howlett

20100076371 - 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: John S. Nagy, Esq. Fulwider Patton LLP

20100076372 - Fluid management system: A fluid management system with a detection circuit for detecting whether an attached surgical device is operational. The fluid management system changes at least one operation mode when the surgical device is detected as being operational. The fluid management system may include inflow, outflow, or inflow/outflow capabilities, and monitors at... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20100076373 - Disposable injector with at least one support rod: A disposable injector with a housing (10) in which are arranged at least one mechanical spring energy reservoir (50), at least cylinder/piston unit (100) filled with an injection solution, at least one piston-actuating ram, and at least one trigger unit. The spring-loaded piston-actuating ram is supported on the housing via... Agent: Ronald S. Lombard, Esquire

20100076374 - Injection device plunger auto-disable: A nozzle assembly for a needle-free injection device. The nozzle assembly includes a nozzle body including an injectate chamber and one or more outlet orifices and a plunger configured to move through the injectate chamber toward the one or more outlet orifices. In some embodiments, the plunger includes a first... Agent: Kolisch Hartwell, P.C.

20100076375 - Needleless injection device equipped with a protected reservoir: Needleless injection device (1) comprising a gas generator (2), a reservoir (5) in the form of a glass tube (6) closed by an upstream stopper (7) and a downstream stopper (8) between which a liquid active principle (9) is accommodated, and an injection nozzle (15) equipped with a receptacle (19)... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20100076376 - Surgical tool for vascular exposure and access: A tool for facilitating access to the inside of a vessel and/or surgery on a vessel or an organ connected to the vessel. The vessel has a proximal end and a distal end, while the tool has a substantially cylindrical band and an arm. The band has a deployed configuration... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing - Intellectual Property

20100076377 - Expandable member formed of a fibrous matrix having hydrogel polymer for intraluminal drug delivery: An intraluminal catheter device having an expandable member formed of a matrix of fiber elements, the expandable member including a hydrogel polymer having a therapeutic agent incorporated therein. The hydrogel polymer can be coated on the fiber elements in a co-axial configuration. The fiber elements may also have a second... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.

20100076378 - Safety medical syringe with retractable needle and including a plunger that is received within a barrel: A syringe includes a hollow barrel including a proximal end with an opening and a distal end configured to receive a syringe needle, where a portion between the proximal and distal ends of the barrel defines a fluid cavity to receive and expel fluid from the barrel distal end, a... Agent: Edell, Shapiro & Finnan, LLC

20100076379 - Disposable injector with at least one compression bar and a closure cap: A disposable injector with a housing that has at least one compression hook, which has at least one support surface respectively in the region of its free end. A piston-actuating plunger rests on the support surface. The locking position of the compression hook is secured by an actuating element positioned... Agent: Ronald S. Lombard, Esquire

20100076380 - Bioreactors: Disclosed are various examples of methods and systems for providing an oxygenated culture environment for growing animal cells, as well as methods and systems for oxygenating blood and related methods for treating diseases and related conditions.... Agent: Occhiuti Rohlicek & Tsao, LLP

20100076381 - Trocar valve seals: A valve seal for a trocar cannula having a distal end and an opposing proximal end with an enlarged section for accommodating at least a part of a valve seal. The valve seal has a tubular neck part defined by a first circumferential wall, an instrument leaving end and an... Agent: Winston & Strawn LLP Patent Department

20100076382 - Safety needle accessory: A safety needle accessory includes a hub (6) having a connector (2) for surrounding a hollow needle. The hub has a first seal (10) that engages sealingly with the connector. A slidable sleeve (8) slides over the needle in a first longitudinal direction from a first position in which the... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP

20100076383 - Low profile adaptor for use with a medical catheter: A low profile adaptor for use with a medical catheter. In one embodiment, the adaptor comprises a lower connector portion, an upper connector portion and a valve. The lower connector portion comprises a tubular portion and an annular portion, the annular portion radially surrounding the tubular portion along an intermediate... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100076384 - Detachable and freely rotating hemostasis valve: The present invention is directed to a valve hub comprising a hemostasis valve enclosed within a housing, the housing having an upper portion and a lower portion and an access port aligned with the vertical axis of the hemostasis valve; wherein the lower portion of valve hub is engaged within... Agent: Terumo Medical Corporation

20100076385 - Disposable protective film for blood sampling device: The present invention provides a disposable protective film for a blood sampling device. The disposable protective film is assembled onto the pricker perforating end of the blood sampling device. The disposable protective film includes a film surface and a locating portion. The film surface is made of soft material that... Agent: Egbert Law Offices

20100076386 - Method and apparatus to induce detachment of flagella propelled micro organisms from walls and to countermeasure their ability to swim upstream: A method to detach flagella propelled microorganisms from walls and to countermeasure their ability to swim upstream against the velocity of the fluid in ducts is described. Observations show that flagella propelled microorganisms require the forces and torques induced by the proximity of a wall and also by a velocity... Agent: Guillermo Vidal-de-miguel

20100076387 - Twin transdermal drug delivery patch: A transdermal drug delivery device is shown and described. The device includes an occlusive or non-occlusive backing, an adhesive, at least one drug delivery region, an adhesive, and a release liner. The device has an open configuration and a closed configuration. When the device is in the closed configuration, the... Agent: HansenIPLaw PLLC

20100076388 - Discharge device for pharmaceutical media: A discharge device for pharmaceutical media has a reservoir for storing the medium, with a discharge opening for delivering the medium to the environment, the discharge opening in a use position being positioned in front of an eye of the user and a feed mechanism for feeding the medium from... Agent: Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis, P.C.

20100076389 - Absorbent article including fragrance emitting layer: A sanitary absorbent article including a cover layer, a barrier layer, a secondary barrier layer arranged between the cover layer and the barrier layer, the secondary barrier layer provided with an oil based fragrance, wherein the secondary barrier layer is a mineral oil polymer blend microporous film.... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100076390 - Elastic laminate and absorbent article comprising the laminate: An elastically stretchable laminate (1) includes a first non-elastic nonwoven web (2), a second non-elastic nonwoven web (4) and an elastic film (6) between the first and the second nonwoven webs (2,4). The laminate (1) has been rendered elastic in a first direction (MD) by incremental stretching and partial tearing... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100076391 - Absorbent article: An absorbent article is disclosed. The article includes a first portion having at least two target strips located on opposite ends of the first portion, at least one visual sizing indicator positioned on the first portion of the article between the at least two target strips, the visual sizing indicator... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP

20100076392 - Absorbent article: The absorbent article includes: an absorbent body having a fluid-absorbent member for absorbing fluid; and an absorbent article main body on which the absorbent body is overlapped with along a longitudinal direction, in which the fluid-absorbent member of the absorbent body is projected in the longitudinal direction from an outer... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20100076393 - Wrapper having a cord reservoir: Wrappers having cord reservoirs are provided. A feminine device having an insertion end, a withdrawal end, and a withdrawal member, the withdrawal member having a proximal end nearest the withdrawal end of the feminine device and a distal end disposed opposite the proximal end is provided. The feminine device can... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20100076394 - Absorbent article: An absorbent article 1 includes an absorbent body 3 and an outer cover 2. The outer cover 2 has a front section A, crotch section C, and a rear section B and includes an outer sheet 21, an inner sheet 22, and elastic members 23. The outer cover 2 has... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100076395 - Electrically conductive cartridge or cartridge holder: The present invention relates to a cartridge or a cartridge holder adapted to be used in connection with handheld medication delivery devices. In particular, the present invention relates to intermediately positioned cartridges or cartridge holders providing at least one electrical connection between electronics of a medication delivery device and an... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department

20100076396 - Hydrogenated norbornene-based ring-opening polymerization polymer, resin composition, and molded object: A hydrogenated norbornene ring-open polymer obtained by hydrogenating 80% or more of main-chain carbon-carbon double bonds of a ring-open polymer which is obtained by ring-opening polymerization of 2-norbornene is disclosed. The hydrogenated norbornene ring-open polymer has a weight average molecular weight (Mw) determined by gel permeation chromatography (GPC) of 50,000... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100076397 - Dual-lumen needle with an elongate notch opening: A dual-lumen needle for aseptic filling and withdrawal of fluids from septum-plugged containers.... Agent: Ge Healthcare, Inc.

20100076398 - Central venous pressure sensor and method to control a fluid or volume overload therapy: An implantable system for monitoring a hydration state of a patient and adjusting fluid removal from the patient includes a pressure sensor implantable within an inferior vena cava of the patient and a processor. The pressure sensor senses and generates an output representative of a baseline inferior vena caval pressure... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing - Intellectual Property (32469)

20100076399 - Fluid dispenser: Dispensing assemblies, methods, and kits of parts for dispensing two separate fluids to an treatment site, including entraining non-atomized flow of a first fluid in an atomized flow of a second fluid, delivering a first fluid upstream from a second fluid, delivering a first fluid and a second fluid with... Agent: Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo

20100076400 - Method and device for painless injection of medication: A method for providing a substantially painless injection of medication into a patient, including inserting an injection needle having an outside diameter greater than 0.20 mm and less than about 0.38 mm, and injecting a medicament through the needle and into the patient at a substantially constant volumetric flow rate... Agent: Hasse & Nesbitt LLC

20100076402 - Biasing a catheter balloon: A catheter can include a shaft; an inflatable balloon having a proximal end that is anchored to an end of the shaft; an elongate member that is separate from and disposed inside the shaft, extends into an interior chamber of the balloon, and is anchored to a distal end of... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20100076401 - Expandable member having a covering formed of a fibrous matrix for intraluminal drug delivery: The present invention generally relates to an intraluminal catheter device for use in angioplasty and delivery of a therapeutic agent. Particularly, the present invention is directed to a catheter having an expandable member having a therapeutic agent disposed thereon and a fibrous matrix covering for delivering a therapeutic agent and... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.

20100076403 - Variable stiffness direct injection system: A direct injection system with a small diameter that can be easily placed at a desired treatment location is provided, where the system comprises an outer guide catheter having a predefined bend at the distal end. For example, the outer guide catheter may be no larger than a 7 Fr... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100076404 - Subarachnoid catheters configured to facilitate circulatory fluid flow: Catheters, with an internal lumen and distal apertures, that are configured such that physiological factors will cause bodily fluid to move in an out of the distal apertures and the portion of internal lumen adjacent to the apertures, as well as axially and/or angularly along the outer surface of the... Agent: Henricks Slavin And Holmes, LLP Advanced Bionics Corporation

20100076405 - Endovascular sheath with gradable stiffness device and method: An endovascular sheath apparatus 2 is provided. The endovascular sheath apparatus 2 includes an inner tube 12 that includes a lumen 26 for introducing medical fluids or devices and an outer surface. The apparatus 2 further includes an outer tube 22 with an interior surface. The outer and inner surfaces... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.

20100076406 - Co-axial catheter and method of implanting same: A co-axial catheter assembly (100) including a first lumen (110) having a first distal end (114) and a first proximal end (112), and a second lumen (120) having a second distal end (124) and a second proximal end (122). The second lumen (120) extends co-axially with the first lumen (110),... Agent: Fox Rothschild LLP Blue Bell

20100076407 - Catheters for use in the subarachnoid space and the like: A catheter including an abutment located within the catheter body lumen.... Agent: Henricks Slavin And Holmes, LLP Advanced Bionics Corporation

20100076408 - Deflecting guide catheter for use in a minimally invasive medical procedure for the treatment of mitral valve regurgitation: A deflecting guide catheter for use in minimally invasive medical procedures such as the treatment of mitral valve regurgitation by reshaping the mitral valve annulus using one or more plications of annular or adjacent tissue each fixed by a retainer is described. The catheter includes an elongated tubular portion having... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100076409 - Catheter connectors, connector assemblies and implantable infusion devices including the same: Catheter connectors and connector assemblies that are configured to reduce the likelihood of ESC cracks.... Agent: Henricks Slavin And Holmes, LLP Advanced Bionics Corporation

20100076410 - Catheter connectors, connector assemblies and implantable infusion devices including the same: Catheter connectors and connector assemblies that are configured to reduce the likelihood of ESC cracks.... Agent: Henricks Slavin And Holmes, LLP Advanced Bionics Corporation

20100076411 - Medical electrocautery instrument assistant device: A medical electrocautery instrument assistant device is disclosed including a pump tube, a hollow sleeve tube on an end of the pump tube, and a tube interface on another end of the pump tube and opposite to the hollow sleeve tube. At least a clip is provided between the hollow... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20100076412 - Method and system for providing integrated medication infusion and analyte monitoring system: Method and system for integrating infusion device and analyte monitoring system including medication infusion device such as an insulin pump and an analyte monitoring system such as a glucose monitoring system are provided.... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20100076413 - Diaphragm drug pump: Embodiments of the invention provide apparatus, systems and methods for delivering drugs using an implantable diaphragm based drug pump which can deliver precisely controlled doses of drug to selected target tissue sites in the brain, digestive system, blood stream heart or other selected site. Various embodiments of the pump include... Agent: Mahamedi Paradice Kreisman LLP

20100076414 - Remote control of 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

20100076415 - Remote control of 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

  
03/18/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category

20100069815 - Substrate for biological fluid treatment: It is an object of the present invention to provide a practically applicable substrate for blood treatment for specifically capturing a target substance such as a cell directly from the whole blood, and an inexpensively and industrially applicable substrate for biological fluid treatment which is capable of separating a target... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100069814 - System and method for utilizing microbubbles and liposomes as viral sequestering agents: A system and method of utilizing microbubbles and liposomes as viral sequestering agents. Microbubbles and liposomes having polyanions and conjugation systems are injected into the bloodstream of a subject human or animal. The microbubbles and/or liposomes attract virus particles including envelope viruses. After the microbubbles and/or liposomes have circulated in... Agent: Greenberg Traurig (lv)

20100069816 - Biocompatible devices, systems, and methods for reducing levels of proinflammatory or antiinflammatory stimulators or mediators in the blood: Devices, systems, and methods reduce levels of proinflammatory or anti-inflammatory stimulators or mediators in blood by selective adsorption. The devices, systems, and methods are useful in situations where abnormal levels of or unregulated or excessive interaction among proinflammatory or anti-inflammatory stimulators or mediators occur, or during events that do induce... Agent: Daniel D. Ryan Ryan Kromholz & Manion, S.c.

20100069817 - Container, system and method for providing a solution: A container (10) comprising a plurality of compartments (A, B, C) separated by compartment dividers (6), and an inlet connector (3) for receiving a liquid via a connection tube (2). The compartment dividers rupture when a sufficient pressure is applied by a liquid or gas introduced into the container (10)... Agent: Capitol City Techlaw, PLLC

20100069818 - Self-stripping hemodialysis catheter: A hemodialysis catheter is provided with an exterior surface that has two or more lumens, wherein at least one large hole extends through the exterior surface for dialysis and at least one small hole extends through the exterior surface, in proximity to the large hole. A first lumen serves as... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

20100069820 - Device, system, kit, and method for epicardial access: Described are equipment, a system, a kit and a method for the performance of a minimally-intensive body access, such as cardiac access. Epicardial Access Surgery (EAS) is disclosed. EAS does not need general anesthesia or extracorporeal circulation nor does it need a chest opening, which is very advantageous for various... Agent: Larson And Larson

20100069819 - Minimally invasive gastrointestinal bypass: A solution is provided for modifying the location at which bodily fluids interact with nutrients in a gastrointestinal tract having a conduit with a first end and a second end. The first end is configured to divert bodily fluids from an entrance within a gastrointestinal tract to a location downstream... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP

20100069821 - Ex vivo modifiable medicament release-sites final dosage form: Described embodiments include a final dosage form, an article of manufacture, and method. A described final dosage form includes a dosage portion having a medicament, and a site and the medicament in a first association. In the first association, the medicament has a first bioavailability. The first association of the... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

20100069823 - Iontophoresis-based medical device: An iontophoresis-based medical device includes a positive electrode section, a negative electrode section, a power source supplying an electric current to the positive electrode section and negative electrode section and a controller controlling the current value and conduction time of the electric current, wherein a writing brush is electrically connected... Agent: Kubovcik & Kubovcik

20100069822 - System for ex vivo modification of medicament release state: Described embodiments include a system. A described system includes a computer-readable storage medium configured to indicate a stimulus to modify ex vivo a bioavailability of a medicament carried by a final dosage form based upon a selected medicament bioavailability of the final dosage form. The system also includes a holder... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

20100069824 - Photodynamic hyperthermic chemotherapy of cancer and therapeutic system therefor: A photodynamic hyperthermic chemotherapy of cancer comprising topically injecting a photosensitive dye agent, specifically indocyanine green, in the form of an acidic liquid formulation to a tumor or cancer tissue, or a surgically removed site thereof of a patient, and irradiating the tissue or site with light having such an... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20100069826 - Plaque liberating device: A device and method for liberating plaque from a lumen after a medical procedure has been formed. The device includes a catheter having a first expandable member and a second expandable member.... Agent: Sughrue Mion-abbott Labs

20100069827 - Pre-surgical prophylactic administration of antibiotics and therapeutic agents: Antibiotics are administered in a surgical site subcutaneously via a small or stab incision in the surgical field. Transcutaneous ultrasonic vibrations are applied across the surgical field, which is then opened in the usual manner, to thereby provide a surgical field which contains a vastly higher and more effective level... Agent: Edward S. Sherman, Esq.

20100069825 - System and method for controlling a transverse phacoemulsification system using sensed data: A method and system for use in an ocular surgical procedure is provided. The design includes a handpiece having an ultrasonically vibrating tip operational within a plurality of operating modes including a first operating mode and a sensing device, such as a vacuum pressure sensor. A controller is connected to... Agent: Abbott Medical Optics, Inc.

20100069828 - Systems and methods for transverse phacoemulsification: The invention is generally directed to phacoemulsification handpiece for providing transverse phacoemulsification. In accordance with one embodiment, a phacoemulsification handpiece is provided having a needle, wherein the handpiece is configured to vibrate the distal end of the needle in a transverse direction power is applied to the handpiece.... Agent: Abbott Medical Optics, Inc.

20100069829 - Therapy delivery systems and methods: Fluid removal systems and methods for removing fluid from a tissue site are presented. The system includes a semi-permeable inbound conduit, which is fluidly coupled to a treatment-fluid delivery unit, for placement proximate to a tissue site, and a semi-permeable outbound conduit, which is fluidly coupled to the inbound conduit... Agent: Kinetic Concepts, Inc. C/o Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20100069830 - Methods and devices for programmable delivery of microdoses of liquid drugs and other fluids: Methods and compact automatic devices are provided for delivery of micro doses of liquid drugs to a patient. Devices have a fluid supply reservoir comprising an expandable indicator supplied with a sensor, a mechanism forcing the fluid to squeeze predetermined dose out, and a processor treating sensor's signals accordingly to... Agent: Borson Law Group, PC

20100069831 - Needle-free injection system: A needle-free injection device in which a gas cartridge or other source of pressurized gas is used to advance a piston and forcibly expel injectable fluid out through an injection orifice. When a gas cartridge is used, the gas cartridge may be moveable from an initial position to an actuating... Agent: Kolisch Hartwell, P.C.

20100069832 - Intelligent medical device system dynamics for biological network regulation: The intelligent medical device (iMD) system coordinates the dynamics of hardware and software components in a self-organizing autonomous system. The iMD system uses advanced modeling and metaheuristics to solve complex optimization problems involving the customization of medical therapies. The system uses evolvable hardware and reprogrammable features to coordinate the diagnostic... Agent: Neal Solomon

20100069833 - Catheter system: A robotic catheter system is provided. The robotic catheter system includes a housing and a drive assembly coupled to the housing. The drive assembly is configured to impart movement to a catheter device. The catheter system includes a release structure permitting the drive assembly to be decoupled and removed from... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20100069834 - Catheter with adjustable deflection sensitivity: A catheter that provides bi-directional steering and allows for deflection sensitivity adjustment includes a catheter body, a deflectable tip section and a control handle, wherein the control handle has a deflection member adapted for user manipulation, a deflection assembly responsive to the deflection member to draw on a tensile puller... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20100069835 - Knitted catheter: A medical device, comprising: an elongate tubular knitted catheter comprising at least one biocompatible, electrically non-conductive filament arranged in longitudinally adjacent substantially parallel rows each stitched to an adjacent row.... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP

20100069836 - Radiofrequency hot balloon catheter: A novel radiofrequency hot balloon catheter capable of exactly cauterizing a target site around the mitral annulus. The radiofrequency hot balloon catheter includes a catheter shaft comprising an outer cylinder shaft and an inner cylinder shaft which are mutually slidable, a balloon provided between vicinities of a distal end of... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20100069837 - Balloon assembly and method for therapeutic agent delivery: A balloon assembly includes an elongated balloon, one or more cutting elements engaged to the balloon, and one or more therapeutic agents disposed within an opening defined by the cutting blades. The balloon assembly converts energy into heat to enhance elution of the therapeutic agent at the treatment site... Agent: Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.

20100069838 - Devices and systems for delivery of therapeutic agents to body lumens: In accordance with one aspect, the invention provides medical devices that comprise an elongated drug delivery member, which is adapted to take on a radially expanded configuration upon actuation in vivo.... Agent: Mayer & Williams PC

20100069839 - Catheter with removable balloon protector and stent delivery system with removable stent protector: A balloon catheter is provided having an expandable distal portion and balloon protector means comprising a first removable sleeve having a variable inner diameter to ease sliding the first sleeve over the balloon, and an optional second removable (outer) sleeve positioned over the inner sleeve, the second (outer) sleeve having... Agent: Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.

20100069840 - Syringe assembly having disabling mechanism: A syringe assembly having passive disabling structure includes a barrel and a plunger rod assembly. The plunger rod assembly includes a plunger rod and a stopper connected by an indexing locking element. The number of strokes of the syringe plunger before the stopper is locked into the barrel rendering the... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20100069841 - Determining catheter status: A method for determining the status of a catheter of an implanted infusion system, where the catheter is intended to deliver a fluid composition to CSF of a patient, includes monitoring catheter pressure, developing a pressure modulation profile based on the monitored pressure, and comparing the developed pressure modulation profile... Agent: Campbell Nelson Whipps, LLC

20100069842 - Ceramic chamber with integrated temperature control device for ophthalmic medical device: A dispensing assembly includes a dispensing chamber housing, a needle with a needle hub, and a temperature control device. The dispensing chamber housing has an inner surface and an outer surface. The inner surface partially defines a dispensing chamber for receiving a quantity of a substance. The dispensing chamber housing... Agent: Alcon

20100069843 - Bone marrow aspiration needle: An aspiration assembly including an outer cannulated needle having a tip, a threaded collar, and an inner aspiration needle. The threaded collar is mounted to an end of the outer cannulated needle opposite to the tip. The inner aspiration needle has a tip at a first end and a threaded... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100069844 - Devices and methods for interstitial injection of biologic agents into tissue: Apparatus and methods for injecting biological agents into tissue. Devices are provided having elongate shafts and distal injection heads for driving needles into tissue and injecting medical agents into the tissue through the needles. A longitudinal force directed along the shaft can be translated to a needle driving force. Some... Agent: Katharine A. Jackson Huebsch Medtronic, Inc.

20100069846 - Injection device: An injection device comprising an outer housing inside which is located a medicament-holding barrel with a needle at one end thereof, at least part of the needle being moveable in and out of the outer housing, a plunger moveable within the barrel, an inner housing intermediate the outer housing and... Agent: Sheridan Ross PC

20100069845 - Injection method and apparatus: A pen-type injector for receiving a medication containing member. The injector comprises a housing 1 and a torsion spring 4 contained within the housing and coupled to a drive member 8. A dose setting knob 2 is coupled to the spring 4, and rotatably coupled to the housing 1 such... Agent: John S. Pratt, Esq Kilpatrick Stockton, LLP

20100069847 - Axial flow-pump with multi-grooved rotor: An axial-flow blood pump for pumping blood includes a substantially cylindrical outer enclosure. A tubular housing concentric with and located within the outer enclosure has at one end an inlet and at an opposite end an outlet. A motor stator is concentric with and located between the outer enclosure and... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP

20100069848 - Wearable infusion assembly: A wearable liquid medicament delivery assembly comprises a band arranged to at least partially encircle and be secured to a body extremity of a wearer and a liquid medicament delivery device carried by the band. The device includes a reservoir arranged to hold the liquid medicament, a piercing member arranged... Agent: Graybeal Jackson LLP

20100069849 - Percutaneous intravascular access to cardiac tissue: Devices, systems, and methods for accessing the internal and external tissues of the heart are disclosed. At least some of the embodiments disclosed herein provide access to the external surface of the heart through the pericardial space for localized delivery of substances to the heart tissue. In addition, various disclosed... Agent: Ice Miller LLP

20100069850 - Wound dressing having pressure-distributing tube inlet: A wound dressing includes a tube (9) for evacuating fluid from a wound and an air-tight and liquid-tight envelope layer (10) of flexible material, which envelope layer has a central region, in which the tube emerges beneath the envelope layer, and a peripheral region, which extends beyond the central region,... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100069851 - Method and apparatus for pressure detection: A device may include a first locking mechanism configured to connect a first end of the device to a needle, a second locking mechanism configured to connect a second end of the device to a syringe, a pressure transducer, a microprocessor and a light emitting diode. The pressure transducer may... Agent: Pepper Hamilton LLP

20100069853 - Branched stent delivery system: An interventional delivery system with a first catheter having at its distal end a side branch vessel segment; a second catheter attached around the first catheter and having at its distal end a main vessel segment; a side branch vessel device attached to side branch vessel segment of the first... Agent: Bridget Sciamanna W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

20100069852 - Delivery system for deployment of medical devices: A catheter that comprises a sheath that is connected at opposing ends to concentric tubes that move relative to each other in a manner that alternatively covers and exposes a medical device loaded onto the catheter. A portion of the sheath is arranged so as to invert upon itself so... Agent: Medtronic Cardiovascular

20100069854 - Elastomeric devices containing chlorhexidine/fatty acid salts made from fatty acids of 12 to 18 carbons: In a medical device, an antimicrobial agent is combined with an elastomeric polymer material. The antimicrobial agent includes at least one chlorhexidine/fatty acid salt which is a neutralization product of chlorhexidine base and a fatty acid having between 12 and 18 carbon atoms.... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP

20100069855 - Clog-preventing valved catheter and method of using the catheter: An anti-clogging catheter includes a tubular cannula defining a fluid passageway and shaped and tipped to removably insert within and be removed from a human body, where the cannula has a proximal end with a first interior surface defining a first interior diameter and a distal end with a second... Agent: Mayback & Hoffman, P.A.

20100069856 - Structure for connecting between a medical needle and medical tubing: A connecting structure is provided which includes a medical needle with a connector provided with a joining groove formed on its rear-end portion, an inner tube that joins to the joining groove, and medical tubing that has one end secured to the outer peripheral surface of the inner tube by... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20100069857 - Ring shaped contoured collagen shield for ophthalmic drug delivery: A collagen corneal shield for placement on the outer surface of the eye for protection of the eye, for delivery of drugs to the eye, or for both protection and drug delivery to the eye, functions without obstructing vision. The shield has a first, central portion comprising non-crosslinked collagen capable... Agent: Koppel, Patrick, Heybl & Dawson

20100069858 - Laminar dressings, systems, and methods for applying reduced pressure at a tissue site: A system for applying a reduced pressure at a tissue site includes a reduced pressure source, a porous pad in fluid communication with the reduced pressure source, and a drape positionable over the porous pad to seal the porous pad at the tissue site. The porous pad includes a plurality... Agent: Kinetic Concepts, Inc. C/o Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20100069859 - Seal for an ostomy appliance: An ostomy appliance is disclosed with an inflatable seal for sealing against the stoma. The inflatable seal has a first inflatable chamber portion for fitting inside the stoma to seal against the internal tissue. The inflatable seal also has a second inflatable chamber portion for sealing externally against the stoma... Agent: Convatec Inc.

20100069860 - Agent: A novel strain of Lactobacillus fermentum, denoted strain Ess-1, which has been deposited at Deutsche Sammlung von Mikroorganismen und Zellkulturen GmbH and has been assigned accession number DSM17851. Lactobacillus fermentum, strain Ess-1, has shown valuable properties in the inhibition of Candida, and has medical uses, in particular for the treatment... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100069861 - Absorbent articles having antimicrobial properties and methods of manufacturing the same: According to one embodiment, an absorbent article includes a moisture-impervious outer layer, an inner layer substantially co-extensive with the outer layer, and an absorbent layer interposed between the outer layer and the inner layer. The inner layer is treated with at least one antimicrobial booster. The absorbent layer is treated... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP

20100069862 - Absorptive article: An absorptive article in which a terminal section of a sensor is less likely to be damaged in production, packaging, and transportation. An output terminal (115) of a sensor member (110) is placed at a side end of a front edge (180) of a urine pad (100). The side end... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/ann Arbor

20100069863 - Multi-layer dressings, systems, and methods for applying reduced pressure at a tissue site: The illustrative systems, methods, and dressings for applying reduced pressure to a tissue site are presented that involve quickly removing fluids from the tissue site to reduce or avoid maceration of the epidermis. One dressing includes a dressing material for transferring the reduced pressure to the tissue site and a... Agent: Kinetic Concepts, Inc. C/o Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20100069864 - Absorbent article with a strongly hydrophobic layer: An absorbent article such as a diaper, panty diaper, panty liner, a sanitary napkin, an incontinence device or the like, includes at least a liquid-permeable topsheet made from at least one layer of web, foam or film material and a backsheet made from at least one layer of web, foam... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100069865 - Drapeable sanitary absorbent napkin: An absorbent article including a cover layer, a barrier layer and an absorbent layer arranged between the cover layer and the barrier layer, the absorbent article being drapeable and possessing the absorbency attributes required of a sanitary napkin.... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100069868 - Absorptive article: An absorptive article has an absorption body provided with a bending section formed at its predetermined position, and this allows the absorptive article to deform along the shape of an object to which the article is attached. A sanitary napkin, as the absorptive article has a liquid permeable front side... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20100069867 - Composite sheet and absorbent article using the composite sheet: It is intended to provide an absorbent article provided with a composite sheet which comprises a film sheet and a fiber mass and is excellent in the ability to draw in a liquid and the ability to prevent the backward flow. Namely, an absorbent article provided with a composite sheet... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20100069866 - Intravaginal device with fluid transport plates and methods of making: An intravaginal device has a fluid storage element and at least one fluid transport element in fluid communication with the fluid storage element. The at least one fluid transport element has a first plate and a second plate coupled to the first plate. The second plate is capable of separating... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100069869 - Bra pad and method of relieving breast engorgement: A pad for relieving breast engorgement includes a material comprising absorbent fibers and an acidic agent. The pad is configured to insert within the cup of a bra. A bra pad has a layer of absorbent fiber material with a front surface and a back surface. A liquid barrier layer... Agent: Wells St. John P.s.

20100069870 - Absorbent pad: An absorbent pad including: a main body having a first longitudinal edge and a second longitudinal edge, including: a liquid pervious topsheet; a liquid impervious backsheet; an absorbent layer disposed between the topsheet and the backsheet; a central adhesive element disposed on the backsheet and extending along a longitudinal centerline... Agent: Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP

20100069871 - Disposable diaper: A disposable diaper is provided with a skin-contactable sheet piece above a liquid-pervious topsheet. The skin-contactable sheet piece is formed with openings extending in a back-and-forth direction through which body waste is guided toward the topsheet and both lateral zones of the sheet piece on both sides of these openings... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20100069872 - Elastic absorbent article and a method for its manufacture: An absorbent article includes an elastic web material having an aperture formed therein, and an absorbent unit attached to a wearer facing side of the elastic web material so as to cover the aperture. The elastic web material surrounds the absorbent unit on all sides thereof. The absorbent unit is... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100069873 - Absorbent article: Absorbent article, in particular a diaper or an incontinence product, includes an absorbent structure (1) including a back-sheet (20), a top-sheet (22) and an absorbent core (24) there between. The absorbent structure (1) has a front portion (10) defining a front lateral edge (16), a rear portion (14) defining a... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100069874 - Absorbent article: An absorbent article comprising an absorbent body, wherein the absorbent body has multiple linear or curved fold regions with a flexural rigidity lower than average flexural rigidity and with a flexural rigidity lower than that in adjacent regions. Accordingly, there is provided an absorbent article that can change its morphology... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20100069875 - Diapers having a zoned non-attachable back sheet and methods of manufacturing same: According to one embodiment, an absorbent article to be worn about a wearer has a front portion and a back portion. The absorbent article includes an outer layer, an inner layer that is substantially co-extensive with the outer layer, an absorbent layer and one or more fasteners, which are located... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP

20100069876 - Baby napkin aid: An aid (1) is described for use with a disposable napkin (11) of the type worn by a baby (10) for incontinence and fastened in place with one or more re-usable pressure-sensitive fixing tabs 12(a,b). The baby napkin aid (1) comprises a shaped flexible panel (2) manufactured from two layers... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.

20100069877 - Apparatus and method to dispense hpc-based viscous liquids into porous substrates, e.g., continuous web-based process: Systems and methods are provided for dispensing compositions comprising sols, sol-forming compounds, or highly viscous compositions into porous substrates. In some embodiments, the porous substrates are elements of transdermal delivery devices. In some embodiments, the highly viscous compositions comprise alkylcellulose ethers, or derivatives thereof, in particular, hydroxypropyl cellulose. Such may... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20100069878 - Intracavitary radiation system: A system is provided for use in brachytherapy where a central tube permits passage of a radioactive source therethrough to deliver a prescribed dosage of radiation. One or more balloons are coaxially positioned around the central tube. At least one balloon includes one or more peripheral tubes extending along at... Agent: Macmillan Sobanski & Todd, LLC

20100069881 - Assist device for sclerosing treatment of varicose veins: An assist device (10) for sclerosing treatment of varicose veins, aimed at being partially inserted into a blood vessel (20), including a tubular element (11), which has at least three ways (13, 14, 15), at least two of which (13, 14) are connected each one to at least one related... Agent: Steinfl & Bruno

20100069879 - Local delivery of water-soluble or water-insoluble therapeutic agents to the surface of body lumens: A method and device for local delivery of water-soluble or water-insoluble therapeutic agents to the surface of a normal or diseased body lumen is disclosed. An expandable structure of a medical disposable device, such as a balloon of a balloon catheter, is coated with an amphiphilic polymer coating comprising a... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20100069880 - Medical guide element with diameter transition: Improved medical filaments for use with dilators to be inserted into a patient, for example into the vascular lumen, are provided, as well as combinations of filaments and dilators. Methods for use of such filaments and filament-dilator combinations are also described. The filament includes a proximal segment and a distal... Agent: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP Intellectual Property Department

20100069882 - Medical device with preferential bending: Medical devices such as catheters may provide advantages in flexibility, strength and other desired properties. Some medical devices may include a hypotube that has a plurality of slots disposed therein. The hypotube or another portion of the medical device may cause or permit the medical device to exhibit preferential bending... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20100069883 - Variable characteristic venous access catheter shaft: A central venous catheter is provided having a proximal tube segment, a distal tube segment and a transition tube segment interposed between the proximal and distal tube segments which are preferably formed as a single integrated tube containing polymer material of different durometer and varying amounts of radiopaque filler material.... Agent: Angiodynamics, Inc.

20100069884 - Multi-shape catheter assembly: A catheter assembly configurable to multiple shapes is provided. The catheter assembly comprises a detachable, interchangeable and configurable outer catheter and a detachable, interchangeable and flexible inner catheter. The shape of the outer catheter is configured to facilitate guiding of the inner catheter into an inner cavity of a patient's... Agent: Ashok Tankha

20100069885 - Systems and methods for controlling inflammatory response: A method and system for controlling inflammatory response at an internal tissue site of a patient utilizes a reduced-pressure treatment device. Controlling the inflammatory response may be accomplished in a number of ways that involve treating the inflammatory milieu. Treating the inflammatory milieu may include removing or moderating pro-inflammatory stimuli,... Agent: Kinetic Concepts, Inc. C/o Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20100069886 - System and method for delivering reduced pressure to subcutaneous tissue: A reduced pressure treatment system includes a first fluid pathway in communication with a reduced pressure source and a second fluid pathway. The system includes a reduced pressure manifold having a substantially gas impermeable barrier and at least one outer conduit defining a lateral edge of an interior region. The... Agent: Kinetic Concepts, Inc. C/o Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20100069889 - Intelligent medical device system for integrated diagnostics and therapeutics: The system integrates medical diagnostics with therapeutics in an intelligent medical device (iMD) system. Solution options are generated and evaluated by the iMD's diagnostic module, which forwards a custom solution to the therapeutics module. The therapeutics module administers a customized combination of drugs to solve a specific set of pathologies... Agent: Neal Solomon

20100069888 - Intelligent medical device system for personalized medicine applications: The system presents applications of personalized medicine with intelligent medical devices (iMDs) and customizes therapies to complex problems involving neurological, cardiovascular, cancer, immunological and endocrinological diseases.... Agent: Neal Solomon

20100069887 - Multiple chamber ex vivo adjustable-release final dosage form: Described embodiments include a final dosage form, an article of manufacture, and method. A described final dosage form includes a dosage portion having a chamber carrying a medicament. The dosage portion also has a release element in a first medicament-release state wherein the medicament has a first bioavailability to the... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

20100069890 - User interface for medical system comprising diary function with time change feature: The invention provides a device for displaying information, comprising display means adapted to graphically display information as a function of time for a given period of time, and input means for changing the time from a first time setting to a second time setting, thereby generating an end of time... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department

20100069891 - Implantable pump with integrated refill detection: A refill port for an implantable device with integral refill instrument placement detection includes a pierceable septum and a detector. The pierceable septum is disposed on the refill port for admitting a refill instrument has a first outer surface at least a portion of which is exposed outside the refill... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20100069892 - Variable flow infusion pump system: An implantable infusion pump system is disclosed. The pump system preferably includes an implantable pump and a removable module. The module may provide for varying flow rates of fluid being dispensed from the pump or may provide for a constant flow rate of such fluid. In the case of varying... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

  
03/11/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category

20100063436 - Individually positionable pump system: A pump system for use in an anal irrigation system is provided. The pump system may include a click-on mechanism or it may include a peristaltic pump. The pump system is individually positionable such that a user may decide on the optimum position of the pump system. The click-on mechanism... Agent: Coloplast A/s Attention: Corporate Patents

20100063437 - Multifunctional surgical instrument: The invention provides a multi-tool instrument for use in surgical procedures. The tools can be rapidly deployed and retracted during a surgical procedure without requiring exchange of instruments, without compromising the integrity of the anatomical entry site, without obstructing the surgical field of view, and without harming the patient.... Agent: Bell & Associates

20100063438 - Fluid delivery device with integrated monitoring of physiological characteristics: The present application relates to a drug delivery device (100) for delivering liquids to a subject user. More specifically, the drug delivery device provides monitoring facilities of ECG related signals picked up by ECG sensor elements (151) incorporated in or on the housing (101) of the drug delivery device. Additional... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department

20100063439 - Injection device: The invention relates to an injection device, especially for a device for injecting an injectable product. Said device comprises a reservoir (12) for receiving the product, a first outlet arrangement (14) comprising a needle and used to transfer the product from the reservoir (12) to the injection site, and an... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP

20100063440 - Liquid mixing and injecting tool: A liquid mixing and injecting device is provided which includes an upper branch tube, a chamber part and a rubber plug including a slit formed through the body of the rubber plug. A lid member is attached to an open end of the upper branch tube. The lid includes an... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20100063441 - Deflectable catheter with bonded center strut and method of manufacture for same: A catheter for diagnosing or treating the vessels found within a body or body space includes a center strut that is bonded, preferably thermally, along its longitudinal axis with the thermoplastic tubular member within which it is housed. The tubular member preferably has three layers: an inner layer, a braided... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100063442 - Medical balloon having a resistance to circumferential tearing and method of producing the balloon: A medical balloon having a resistance to circumferential tearing comprises a substantially cylindrical portion disposed between first and second tapered portions that have a decreasing cross-sectional area along a length thereof away from the cylindrical portion. The substantially cylindrical portion includes first and second end portions and a midsection disposed... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20100063444 - Auto injector: The present invention relates to a disposable injection device for delivering a dose of medicament, comprising a generally elongated housing (10), a container (14) containing medicament to be injected through a needle (16), force means (34) acting on said container and capable of, upon activation, move said container and said... Agent: Potomac Patent Group PLLC

20100063443 - Automatically retractable medically safety injector and plunger combination thereof: A medically safety injector comprises a needle hub attached by a needle, a hollow barrel for engaging with the needle hub and guiding the needle hub to retract into the hollow barrel, and a plunger combination settled in the hollow barrel. The plunger combination comprises a retractable plunger and a... Agent: Sinorica, LLC

20100063445 - Device to indicate priming of an infusion line: A priming indicator for a fluid infusion system includes a luer cap or other component of the infusion system having an indicator surface covered by a membrane. The membrane exhibits a first visual characteristic, such as being opaque, when dry and exhibits a second characteristic, such as becoming less opaque,... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun (baxter)

20100063446 - 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

20100063447 - Plunger disc loading mechanism for syringe pump: A syringe pump is equipped with mechanism for easy handling of syringes of different sizes. The syringe pump is equipped with a plunger holding device. The plunger holding device includes a retainer housing with two retainer bars. The plunger holding device also includes two handles and a sensing plate. When... Agent: Wang Law Firm, Inc.

20100063448 - Pump assembly comprising actuator system: The invention provides a pump assembly comprising an actuator lever, an actuator for moving the actuator lever, a supporting structure, a pump comprising a pump member moveable by actuation of the actuator lever, a first pivoting joint formed between the actuator lever and the supporting structure, and a second pivoting... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department

20100063449 - 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

20100063450 - Trocar assembly with obturator dissector: A surgical system for penetrating tissue includes an obturator including an obturator housing and an obturator member extending from the obturator housing. The obturator member defines a longitudinal axis along which the obturator extends from trailing to leading ends thereof, and has a leading penetrating member adapted to penetrate tissue.... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20100063452 - Flexible disposable surgical port: A surgical apparatus for introduction of laparoscopic instruments into an anatomical cavity through tissue at an entry site. The apparatus includes a body with a frustoconical-shaped wall. The body defines an interior cavity, an open bottom, and a substantially closed top wall with openings from which a plurality of ports... Agent: Gordon & Jacobson, P.C.

20100063451 - Power injectable port identification: An implantable port for accessing internal body structures, the port comprises a proximal housing including an opening providing access to an interior of the port and a distal housing adapted for assembly with the proximal housing, the distal housing including a reservoir which, when the distal housing is mated with... Agent: Bingham Mccutchen LLP

20100063453 - Gateway device: A gateway device for the delivery of a drug, said device comprising a cannula (40) for delivery of said drug, a housing (10) having a base (20) adapted for being placed against the skin of a patient, and a receiving area (30) for receiving a coupling portion (2) of a... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20100063454 - Latching blocking mechanisms and safety medical needle assemblies: A latching blocking mechanism includes a static component (10,50), a movable component (14,52) slidable relative to the static component and a control member (21,58) arranged to slide with the movable component (14,52) but displaceable transversely or rotationally with respect to the movable component. After the control member (21,58) has moved... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP

20100063455 - Safety needle assembly and methods: Embodiments of the present safety needle assembly include a slidable needle shield. Digital pressure applied to a leaf spring retention latch removes a compressive force from a biasing member and automatically moves the needle shield from a ready-to-use configuration to a protected configuration in which the needle shield covers the... Agent: Klein, O'neill & Singh, LLP

20100063456 - Drip chamber for an infusion device: The application relates to a drip chamber (1) for an infusion device, to an infusion device with a drip chamber, and to an arrangement composed of an infusion container (16) and of such an infusion device. The drip chamber (1) of the infusion device has a securing part (11) for... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.

20100063457 - Needle tip storage and removal device: A needle tip storage and removal device comprises a storage compartment having a splined socket which engages the complementary splines on a needle tip collar, a compartment being sealed by a peelable foil. Alongside the storage compartment is a removal compartment having a drive socket of similar configuration. The device... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100063458 - Slotted deployment device: A delivery cannula for a site marker deployment device is disclosed. The delivery cannula comprises a cannula having a tubular sidewall and at least one slot intersecting through the side wall. Each slot is sized to have a predetermined width so as to be configured to receive at least one... Agent: Hologic Cytyc-suros Division C/o Rader, Fishman & Grauer, PLLC

20100063459 - Gelatin-transglutaminase hemostatic dressings and sealants: An adhesive material for medical use comprising gelatin and a non-toxic cross-linking material such as transglutaminase. An optional embodiment of the invention includes dressings in which a layer of a transglutaminase is sandwiched between a first and second layer of gelatin. The hemostatic products are useful for the treatment of... Agent: Dr. D. Graeser Ltd.

20100063460 - Dual-lumen needle: A dual-lumen needle for aseptic filling and withdrawal of fluids from septum-plugged containers.... Agent: Ge Healthcare, Inc.

20100063461 - Compact linear implantable site: A device intended to be surgically introduced under the skin of a human or animal patient and capable of being subsequently pierced by a hollow needle, through the skin of the patient, for the purpose of introducing and/or drawing substances into or from the body of the patient. The device... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20100063462 - Methods and apparatus for charging and evacuating a diffusion dressing: A system for introducing a therapeutic agent into a diffusion device and for enabling evacuation of contents contained therein the diffusion device characterized as having at least one interior reservoir accessible through a penetrable external device layer comprising one or more ports installed or installable to the external device layer,... Agent: Central Coast Patent Agency, Inc

20100063463 - Canister membrane for wound therapy system: A portable system for subatmospheric pressure therapy in connection with healing a surgical wound includes a wound dressing dimensioned for positioning relative to a wound bed of a subject and a collection canister in fluid communication with the wound dressing. The canister includes a first vacuum chamber for drawing a... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp D/b/a Covidien

20100063464 - Tube connector for a vacuum therapy device: The invention relates to a therapeutic device to promote the healing of a wound, comprising a cover around the wound to form an essentially airtight cover over the wound, whereby a liquid-permeable pad is preferably provided between the wound and cover, a drainage line connecting the cover with a suction... Agent: North Weber & Baugh LLP

20100063465 - Bladder drainage aid: Provided is a bladder drainage aid which attaches to the end of Foley Catheter and removes the need for a catheter bag. In a preferred embodiment, the device is a spring-loaded valve with an inflow tube and an outflow tube. The inflow tube connects to the external end of a... Agent: Smith Hopen, Pa

20100063466 - Absorbent article: An absorbent article, such as a diaper, diaper pants, sanitary towel or incontinence protector, with a vapor-permeable backing layer, including a liquid-permeable cover layer intended to be directed toward the user during use, a liquid-impermeable but vapor-permeable backing layer intended to be directed away from the user during use, and... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)

20100063467 - Hydrogel wound dressings exhibiting reduced fiber losses in use: A wound dressing comprising: a water-absorbent fabric comprising at least about 10 wt. % of hydrogel-forming absorbent fibers based on the dry weight of the fabric; and an adhesion-resistant, water-permeable wound contacting surface textile layer that is substantially continuously bonded to at least one surface of said fabric. The surface... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

20100063468 - Pant-type absorbent article and a method for producing pant-type absorbent articles: A pant-type absorbent article including a chassis structure including a front panel having a front end edge and first and second side edges, a back panel having a back end edge and first and second side edges and a crotch panel arranged between the front and back panels at least... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100063470 - Highly absorbent composite and method of making the same: A composite structure mainly composed of hydratable fine fibers in the form of microfibril and a water swellable solid body, the fibers being obtained from cellulose or derivatives thereof, and at least part of the surface of the solid body is covered with the fine fibers. The absorbent composite can... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug

20100063469 - Polyamine-coated superabsorbent polymers: Superabsorbent polymer particles having superior absorption capacity and permeability are disclosed. A method of producing the superabsorbent polymer particles by applying a polyamine coating to the particles also is disclosed.... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

20100063471 - Disposable diaper: A disposable diaper[[1]] is provided with a skin-contactable sheet piece[[33b]] above a liquid-pervious topsheet[[32]]. The skin-contactable sheet piece[[33b]] is formed with openings extending in a back-and-forth direction through which body waste is guided toward the topsheet[[32]] and both lateral zones[[40]] of the sheet piece[[33b]] on both sides of these openings... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20100063472 - Compositions and methods for improved occlusion of vascular defects: The present invention comprises compositions and methods for forming an endovascular occlusion to treat conditions such as aneurysms, arterio-venous malformations, excessive blood supply to tumors, massive vascular hemorrhaging, and other conditions which require an embolization to alleviate the condition. Embodiments of the present invention comprise compositions and methods that use... Agent: Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20100063473 - Device for the oral application of a substance: A device for oral application of a substance, comprising an inner tube surrounding a first volume an outer tube surrounding a second volume, the second volume comprising a cavity section adjoining an inlet opening of the outer tube being adapted for containing the substance, a separation area arranged in the... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20100063474 - Multi-chambered mixing syringe device and methods of use: The present invention relates to a mixing syringe device for delivering a medicament or medical composition to a site of interest. The mixing syringe device generally includes a multi-chambered open lumen and optionally a sectioned plunger. The open lumen has at least two longitudinally oriented chambers within the interior of... Agent: Arnold & Porter LLP Attn:IPDocketing Dept.

20100063475 - Devices and methods for interstitial injection of biologic agents into tissue: Apparatus and methods for injecting biological agents into tissue. Devices are provided having elongate shafts and distal injection heads for transversely driving needles into tissue and injecting medical agents into the tissue through the needles. A longitudinal force directed along the shaft can be translated to a needle driving force... Agent: Medtronic Cardiovascular

20100063476 - Catheter having a coextruded fluoropolymer layer: A catheter shaft including an elongate tubular member including a first polymeric layer and a second polymeric layer bonded to the first polymeric layer. The first polymeric layer is formed of a polymer generally not bondable to fluoropolymers, and the second polymeric layer is formed of a fluoropolymer bonded to... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20100063477 - Medical tubing with a flexible tip and method of preparation: Medical tubing having a flexible tip comprising medical tubing formed from a polyurethane resin, and a flexible tip formed from a mixture comprising a styrene-ethylene-butylene-styrene block copolymer, polypropylene, polyurethane, and mineral oil. The flexible tip may be formed from a mixture that comprises 20-40% by weight of the styrene-ethylene-butylene-styrene block... Agent: Tyco Healthcare - Edward S. Jarmolowicz

20100063478 - Force-sensing catheter with bonded center strut: A force-sensing catheter for diagnosing or treating the vessels found within a body or body space includes a center strut that is bonded, preferably thermally, along its longitudinal axis with the thermoplastic tubular member within which it is housed. The tubular member preferably has three layers: an inner layer, a... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100063480 - Medical devices and tapered tubular members for use in medical devices: Medical devices and methods for making and using the same. An example medical device may include a metallic tubular member including a tube wall defining an inner diameter and having a wall thickness. The tubular member may have a plurality of slots formed therein. The tubular member may also include... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20100063479 - Small profile, tubular component design and method of manufacture: Medical devices and methods for making and using the same. An example method for manufacturing a medical device may include providing a metallic tubular member, cutting a plurality of slots in the tubular member, and chemically treating at least a portion of the tubular member to remove material from the... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20100063481 - Connector system having a compressible sealing element and a flared fluid path element to reduce fluid flow restrictions: A system for connecting a conduit to a fluid path element, includes a length of conduit, a compressible sealing element positioned on a distal end of the length of conduit to be attached to the fluid path element, a first cooperating connector positioned around the length of conduit proximal to... Agent: Gregory L Bradley Medrad Inc

20100063482 - Closed male luer device for minimizing leakage during connection and disconnection: A medical connector for minimizing leakage of fluids during connection and disconnection is described. The medical connector includes a body having an inlet port, at least one outlet port adjacent to a male luer portion of the body, and a fluid path between the inlet port and the at least... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.l.p

20100063483 - Suction system: A system and method are disclosed for providing suction to a target area, in which suction is induced via pumping action in proximity to the target area via a pump head that is integral with an enclosure that is configured for covering the area. The pump head has an inlet... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20100063484 - Three-dimensional porous film contact layer with improved wound healing: A wound dressing has a micro-architecture to produce appropriate strains in cells to promote the healing a wound. The apparatus includes a wound cover for defining a reservoir over a wound in which a negative pressure may be maintained by forming a substantially fluid-tight seal around the wound, a vacuum... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20100063485 - Device for the controlled release of a predefined quantity of a substance: Device for the controlled release of a predefined quantity of a substance and method for the production of a device for the controlled release of a predefined quantity of a substance. To realize a controlled delivery of a substance based upon a multiplicity of individual compartments, the reservoirs are formed... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100063486 - Medicament delivery apparatus: An electronic capsule (100) is provided. The capsule (100) has a discrete drive element (300) comprising: a housing (109), electronics for making the electronic capsule (100) operable, a pumping mechanism (115) for dosing and displacing a substance, a power source (105) for powering the electronic capsule (100) and enabling the... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

  
03/04/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category

20100056974 - Bone metabolism improving agent: The present invention has as an object to provide a bone metabolism improving agent that improves bone metabolism in a chronic renal failure patient receiving blood purification therapy such as hemodialysis, hemofiltration and hemodiafiltration. An acetic acid- and/or acetate salt-free bone metabolism improving agent that contains citric acid and/or a... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100056975 - Blood line connector for a medical infusion device: A blood line connector for a blood circuit of a hemodialysis unit with an ability to make two different types of fluid tight connections, e.g., a screw-type connection with a luer connector at a patient access and a press-in type connection with a dialysate circuit. The blood line connector may... Agent: Deka Research And Development Corporation C/o Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20100056976 - Venous line disconnection / venous needle dislodgement clamp: In renal haemodialysis there is a condition whereby the patient can by at serious risk of harm if the venous line becomes disconnected or the venous needle becomes dislodged and the haemodialysis machine does not detect this condition. The invented device is designed to safeguard haemodialysis patients from serious losses... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.

20100056977 - Trans-corneal shunt and method: A method for relieving pressure within the eye in the treatment of glaucoma comprising inserting an extremely thin flat trans-corneal drainage shunt, having no detrimental cap or footplate, within a self-sealing incision made by a keratome knife within the cornea at the limbus, the drainage shunt having extremely small pores... Agent: Robert Nathans

20100056978 - Externally adjustable blood flow valve: A valve installed in a blood vessel can be externally adjusted over a wide range of flow rates. Such a valve can be incorporated in an AV shunt or AV fistula to allow large flow during dialysis and small flow at all other times. The valve can be activated by... Agent: Daniel Gelbart

20100056979 - Implantable ocular pump to reduce intraocular pressure: A trabecular pump is implantable in the eye to reduce intraocular pressure. The pump drains aqueous humor from the anterior chamber into outflow pathways, such as Schlemm's canal. A feedback system includes an intraocular pump and a pressure sensor in communication with the pump, for regulating intraocular pressure.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100056980 - A drainage system for treating hydrocephalus: at least one flow constriction associated with the outlet port, the shutter being capable of shutting said constriction, while allowing a minimum, safety flow to pass at a rate that is greater than or equal to 2.5 mL/h even in a maximally-shut position, referred to as a “closed” position, which... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100056981 - Tampon having an improved finger pocket: A tampon having an improved finger pocket. The finger pocket can have a width that can be calculated by the equation DF=DT−(L1+L2), where DF is the width of the finger pocket, DT is the diameter of the tampon, L1 is the thickness of the steering lip on a first side... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20100056984 - Low frequency generation poultice: A low frequency generating poultice includes a poultice sheet; a contact fabric that is adhered to a non-medicated surface of the poultice sheet; a release sheet that is attached to a medicated surface of the poultice sheet; a low frequency oscillator; a pair of left and right first through holes;... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100056982 - Photodynamic therapy for the treatment of acne: The present method involves the photodynamic treatment of acne vulgaris. The method involves the topical administration of a photosensitizer composition comprising hydrophobic green porphyrins such as lemuteporfin, polyethylene glycol and skin penetration enhancers such as oleyl alcohol and TRANSCUTOL™ to acne-affected skin and subsequent exposure of that skin to energy... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20100056983 - Treatment of cancer using photodynamic therapy: A method for treatment of cancerous tissue in the upper respiratory system including the steps of: injecting HPPH in a physiologically compatible medium into a patient having the cancerous tissue at a level of 3 through 5 mg/m2 of body surface area, waiting for a time period of 24 through... Agent: Michael L. Dunn

20100056985 - Electroactive polymer activation system for a medical device: An activation circuit for selectively providing an electrical current to one or more electroactive polymers (EAPs) in a medical device is disclosed. The activation circuit may include a sensor for sensing a measure related to a parameter of an elongated member and/or a balloon of the medical device. The electrical... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20100056986 - Removable adapter for phacoemulsification handpiece having irrigation and aspiration fluid paths: Current phacoemulsification handpieces require rigorous cleaning after each procedure because the aspiration and irrigation pathways for fluids are integral to the handpiece. According to the present invention, a removable horn extension and nosecone may be used with a phacoemulsification handpiece to allow for disposable fluid pathways exterior to the handpiece.... Agent: BatemanIPLaw Group

20100056987 - Pneumoperitoneum needle: Pneumoperitoneum needles for providing and/or insufflating a corporal and/or abdominal cavity are provided. The pneumoperitoneum needle can include a housing, an elongate tubular body extending from a distal surface of the housing, and an elongate hollow tubular rod slidably received within the tubular body. The tubular body preferably includes a... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20100056988 - Drains for use in medical applications and methods of using the same: A drain for use in medical applications may include an elongated conduit configured to be implanted in a body cavity, wherein the conduit has a proximal end and a distal end. The conduit may include at least one channel configured to drain fluid from the body cavity and at least... Agent: Rutan & Tucker, LLP.

20100056989 - Instrumentation for injection of therapeutic fluid into joints: Described are novel medical delivery devices that can be used to effectively distribute a medical agent to multiple sites within a tissue volume without requiring the device to be repositioned, including for example to distribute the medical agent within the nucleus pulposus tissue of a spinal disc. Also described are... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department

20100056990 - Methods and compositions for detection of microbial contaminants in peritoneal dialysis solutions: Methods and compositions for detection of microbial contaminants in peritoneal dialysis solutions are provided. The methods and compositions employ modified bioburden testing and the detection of peptidoglycan. A novel cause of aseptic peritonitis is provided—aseptic peritonitis associated with gram positive microbial contamination of a dialysis solution. Peptidoglycan is a major... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100056991 - Multi-compliant tubing: In various embodiments, aspiration tubing connecting a handpiece to a surgical console may include a high compliant section, a transition section, and a low compliant section. In some embodiments, the high compliant section may have a lower durometer and/or different geometry than the low compliant section. The transition section may... Agent: Alcon

20100056993 - Medical systems and methods of use: This invention provides ambulatory medical systems that include a monitoring device, a therapeutic substance administering device, and a receiver-controller for receiving a signal generated by the monitoring device and controlling the therapeutic substance administering device based on the information received from the monitoring device. The invention also provides methods for... Agent: Don D. Cha

20100056992 - Variable rate closed loop control and methods: Methods, system and devices for monitoring a closed loop control operation including signal levels received from an analyte sensor at a predetermined frequency, determining a variation in the monitored analyte level, determining a medication delivery rate adjustment frequency to deliver a medication based on the determined variation in the monitored... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20100056994 - Pumping apparatus with secure loading features: A pumping apparatus and pump set for use to deliver a supply of liquid to a patient. The feeding set has a conduit for the nutrient liquid and a safety interlock device associated with the conduit. The pumping apparatus has a pumping device and a control system for controlling operation... Agent: Tyco Healthcare - Edward S. Jarmolowicz

20100056995 - Two part fluid dispenser: A dispensing device for dispensing first and second medicaments to a patient that is made up of first and second stand-alone, interconnectable assemblies. The first of these assemblies comprises a fluid reservoir assembly that houses a fluid reservoir defining component while the second assembly comprises a fluid delivery and control... Agent: James E. Brunton, Esq.

20100056996 - Two part fluid dispenser: A dispensing device for dispensing medicaments to a patient that is made up of first and second stand-alone, interconnectable assemblies. The first of these assemblies comprises a fluid reservoir assembly that houses a fluid reservoir defining component while the second assembly comprises a fluid delivery and control assembly that includes... Agent: James E. Brunton, Esq.

20100056998 - Two part fluid dispenser: A dispensing device for dispensing medicaments to a patient that is made up of first and second stand-alone, interconnectable assemblies. The first of these assemblies comprises a fluid reservoir assembly that houses a fluid reservoir defining component while the second assembly comprises a fluid delivery and control assembly that includes... Agent: James E. Brunton, Esq.

20100056997 - Two part fluid dispenser with twin reservoir: A dispensing device for dispensing medicaments to a patient that includes first, second and third stand-alone, inter-connectable assemblies. The first of these assemblies comprises a fluid delivery and control assembly that includes a novel flow control assembly that functions to control the flow of medicinal fluid from the fluid reservoirs... Agent: James E. Brunton, Esq.

20100056999 - A method and a catheter device comprising an inflatable balloon for the dynamic regulation of the venous return to the heart: A hydro-mechanical devices which regulate venous return flow in the human circulatory system includes a combined catheter/cyclic occlusion inflatable balloon to regulate the venous return, which can be adapted to its location space in the inferior vena cava, near the right entrance of atrium, and includes means for retention inside... Agent: Dennison, Schultz & Macdonald

20100057000 - Malecot with textile cover: A malecot device includes a textile material covering its deployable malecot wing portion. The textile material is woven in a manner allowing it to be compactly disposed around an undeployed malecot and then expanded to cover malecot wings when those wings are deployed to an expanded outer device diameter.... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20100057001 - Multilayer medical balloon: An expandable medical balloon including an inner layer formed of a poly(ether-block-amide) copolymer and an outer layer formed of a polyamide, the expandable medical balloon having a burst strength of greater than 50,000 psi, and to methods of making and using the same.... Agent: Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.

20100057002 - Syringe with retractable needle: There is described in a disposable syringe comprising: a syringe body, substantially comprising a hollow cylinder (1) with a plunger (2) -inserted therein, the plunger being holler and closed at the end portion which is external to the cylinder, and a first plug (3) inserted in the plunger (2) end... Agent: H Jay Spiegel H Jay Spiegel & Assocites

20100057003 - Drug heating cycle limiter for injection device: An injection assembly includes a dispensing chamber housing, a temperature control device, a thermal sensor, a switch, and a controller. The dispensing chamber housing has an inner surface and an outer surface. The inner surface partially defines a dispensing chamber for receiving a quantity of a substance. The temperature control... Agent: Alcon

20100057004 - Extravascular system in-line venting: An extravascular system may include a fluid path and a gas vent in communication with the fluid path. A method of venting a medical device may include providing a closed extravascular system having a fluid path, providing a gas vent in communication with the fluid path, venting gas from the... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20100057005 - Injection systems: An intraosseous injection device includes a tool having a distal portion, a proximal portion, and a solution dispensing opening. The distal portion has one or more cutting surfaces. The tool can be coupled with a protective carrier. The tool can be rotatably coupled to a tool actuation mechanism. A housing... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman, LLP

20100057007 - 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

20100057006 - Micropump: A micropump, which in particular is a pump for a medicinal active substance and which may be an insulin pump or an analgesic pump, has at least one valve, which has a valve chamber, and has a pump chamber. At least one immobile structural element, which reduces the valve chamber... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100057008 - Organ access device and method: An insertion guide device guides an instrument toward a target location in a subject. The insertion guide device includes a base portion securable to the subject and an insertion guide portion defining an insertion axis. The insertion guide portion guides the instrument along the insertion axis, and the insertion guide... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100057009 - Introducer for use in inserting a medical device into a body vessel and method for same: In at least one embodiment of the present invention, an introducer for use in inserting a medical device into a body vessel of a patient is provided. The introducer comprises a housing having a proximal opening, a distal opening and a chamber extending therebetween. A seal in diaphragm form is... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20100057010 - Fixation device for holding a medical instrument: A fixation device for holding a medical instrument such as a trocar, on the skin of a patient in relation to surgery. An attachment device is provided for releasable fixation of the device on a patient and having an aperture through which the instrument may be received. A retention device... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP

20100057011 - Trocar cannula: A trocar cannula having a tube and a hub. The hub is attached to the proximal end of the tube so that the tube may be inserted into an incision. The proximal side of the hub is rounded, curved or slanted so as to minimize contact with the tissue surrounding... Agent: Alcon

20100057012 - Slittable and peelable sheaths and methods for making and using them: A sheath for delivering a lead or other device into a body lumen is adapted to be removed from around the delivered lead or device via a longitudinally extending feature. This feature of the sheath may be a ripcord, a seam or interlocking features the releasably engage one another.... Agent: Intellectual Property Group Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

20100057013 - Intracorporeal indwelling equipment: The present invention provides an intracorporeal indwelling equipment having an internal holding member to be set in the stomach. Said internal holding member is composed of flexible ribbon-shaped members and flexible membrane-like members that are set on the portions of ribbon-shaped member, forming a dome-shaped portion. In the center of... Agent: Tyco Healthcare - Edward S. Jarmolowicz

20100057014 - Syringe plunger and syringe incorporating the plunger: A plunger for a syringe, comprising a cylindrical hollow body having a closed base and an opening located at the opposite base of said hollow body, wherein a seat accessible through said opening is provided to receive the head of a rod or a pusher, said seat being equipped with... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100057015 - Medicinal liquid supply apparatus having fixed-type medicinal liquid supply volume controller and arbitrary medicinal liquid supply volume controller: Disclosed therein is a medicinal liquid supply apparatus, which includes a fixed-type medicinal liquid supply volume controller adapted to supply medicinal liquid only as much as a paramedic sets and fixes and an arbitrary medicinal liquid supply volume controller adapted to allow a patient or the third party to arbitrarily... Agent: JeffersonIPLaw, LLP

20100057016 - Occluder for a medical infusion system: The present invention generally relates to occluders and, in particular, to occluders for use in medical infusion systems. In one aspect, the occluder contains one or more tubes through which fluid can flow, and the occluder can be automatically controlled to allow or at least partially prevent fluid flow. In... Agent: Deka Research And Development Corporation C/o Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20100057017 - Feeding syringe assembly for an endoscopic gastronomy tube: A feeding syringe assembly includes a tube coupling a patient in fluid communication with a syringe to convey a formulated food solution to the patient to provide the patient with nutrition, the tube is connected to the patient through an insertion point, a stand, and a syringe support coupling the... Agent: Michael Winfield Goltry

20100057019 - Distal section for monorail catheter: A catheter has a distal section comprising a distal tip section having a distal tip. The distal tip has a longitudinal axis. The distal section further includes a distal shaft having a longitudinal axis. The distal tip longitudinal axis is substantially parallel to and offset from the distal shaft longitudinal... Agent: Graybeal Jackson LLP

20100057018 - Method of forming an introducer sheath: A method of forming an introducer sheath having a crease-free tapered distal tip portion. A mandrel is provided having an outer configuration comprising an elongated body and a tapered distal tip portion. A generally tubular inner liner comprising heat shrinkable PTFE, is positioned over the mandrel. The inner liner is... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/indy/cook Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20100057020 - Apparatus and method for treatment of bifurcation lesions: Each arterial bifurcation lesion has a fingerprint-like pattern related to varying amounts of plaque and degree of obstruction in the main vessel proximal to, within the bifurcation itself, and the distal limbs of the main branch and side branch(es) and related to the angle of the bifurcation. A new device... Agent: Henry Law Firm Henry Mark Murphey

20100057021 - Subcutaneous infusion device: A subcutaneous infusion device includes an indwelling member which has a base portion and a cannula reaching an inside of a body of a user when the base portion is fixed to a surface of the body of the user, and a coupling member which is attached to the indwelling... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100057022 - Method and device for the cleaning and medical treatment of extremities: The use of elastomeric gloves, slippers, finger and toe covers for the cleaning, debriding and application of medicines by utilizing the repeated self-contained flushing and pumping caused by normal appendage motion and elastomeric distortion and equalization either alone or in tandem with the auxiliary agitation from an external ultrasonic source... Agent: Horrigan Corporation

20100057023 - 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

20100057024 - Easy-application meatal plug: A meatal plug, comprising a stem and a bulb arranged at one end of the stem, the bulb protruding laterally over said stem, a hole being formed in the plug, and the hole opening at the end of the stem opposite the bulb and said hole extending at least into... Agent: Renner Kenner Greive Bobak Taylor & Weber

20100057025 - 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 covering for forming a low pressure chamber over the wound. Said covering is secured to the skin surrounding the wound. The shape of the covering can be modified from... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

20100057026 - Absorbent articles comprising a bodily exudate modifying agent and a skin care formulation: Absorbent articles having enhanced absorption of bodily exudates are disclosed. The absorbent articles comprise a bodily exudate modifying agent and a skin care formulation. The bodily exudate modifying agent is capable of reducing the viscosity of bodily exudates such as feces and menses. The skin care formulation comprises a bodily... Agent: Christopher M. Goff (27839) Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20100057027 - Biodegradable superabsorbent polymer composition with good absorption and retention properties: The present invention also relates to a superabsorbent composition obtainable according to this method, a particulate superabsorbent composition and a composite, a sanitary article core and a sanitary item, furthermore chemical products and also the use of this superabsorbent composition in chemical products.... Agent: Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP

20100057028 - Hydrophobic surface coated absorbent articles and associated methods: The present invention relates to absorbent articles which include one or more components that have been treated with a hydrophobic surface coating intended to render such components impermeable to liquids having relatively low surface tensions.... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20100057029 - Method and apparatus for making prefastened and refastenable pant with desired waist and hip fit: A process for making a prefastened and refastenable pant includes providing a plurality of discrete articles having side panels and waist regions including an activatable retractive material. The side panels can be folded parallel to a longitudinal centerline to overlap at least portions of first and second fastening components. The... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc. Tara Pohlkotte

20100057030 - Absorbent article: An absorbent article includes a liquid-pervious sheet, an outer covering sheet, and an absorbent structure sandwiched between the liquid-pervious sheet and the outer covering sheet. The absorbent structure includes a liquid-absorbent mixture composed of super-absorbent polymer particles and fluff pulp and nonwoven fabric sheet formed from long fibers of thermoplastic... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20100057031 - Absorptive article and method of producing the same: An absorptive article in which an absorptive body is deformed into a stable recessed shape to prevent leakage of a large amount of discharged bodily wastes including bodily fluid. The absorptive article has a front side sheet at least a portion of which is liquid permeable and that is placed... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20100057032 - Stitch bonded fabric with directional stretch character and diaper formed therefrom: A diaper wherein at least one of the waist band, side panels, leg cuffs and fastening system landing zone includes a textile material of stitch bonded construction. The textile material includes selectively applied zones of stitches formed from elastomeric yarns with adjacent zones having stitches formed from inelastic yarns. The... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd. (rockford Office)

20100057033 - Absorbing article: A sanitary napkin comprises an absorbent interposed between a liquid-permeable surface sheet and a liquid-impermeable back sheet and enlarged to have a larger absorbent width on the back end than that of a crotch portion, and stereo gathers on the two sides of the surface. The stereo gathers have one... Agent: Jordan And Hamburg LLP

20100057034 - Dynamic fitting body adhering absorbent article: A disposable personal care article comprises a shell having a unitary structure for disposition adjacent a wearer's vulva region, where the shell has a first side and a second side, the first side having a first area and a second area. The first area of the shell contacts to the... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc. Tara Pohlkotte

20100057035 - Hip panel for a disposable absorbent article and method of manufacturing same: A disposable absorbent article includes an absorbent assembly having a bodyside liner, an outer cover, an absorbent structure, a first waist region, a second waist region, a crotch region, longitudinally opposite ends, and laterally opposite side edges. A pair of hip panels releaseably secures the first and second waist regions... Agent: Christopher M. Goff (27839) Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20100057036 - Disposable absorbent article having tailored leg edge: A disposable absorbent article comprises a first crotch elastic member adjacent a first crotch edge and a second crotch elastic member adjacent a second crotch edge, each crotch elastic member extending generally in a longitudinal direction, each crotch elastic member having a front terminal point and a rear terminal point.... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc. Tara Pohlkotte

20100057037 - Agent delivery catheters: An agent delivery catheter that includes an anti-whipping feature, improved assembly of distal parts and/or accuracy/repeatability of needle delivery to a target tissue. Additional features include fitting a catheter with a pneumatic delivery device for delivery of a therapeutic agent without using a needle.... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP

20100057038 - 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

20100057039 - Devices and systems for local delivery of inotropic agents to the epicardium: Devices and methods are provided for delivery of a positive inotropic agent to the heart of a patient in need thereof. An epicardial patch includes (i) a backing layer which is impermeable to the positive inotropic agent; and (ii) a drug release layer attached to the backing layer and including... Agent: Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

20100057042 - Closed loop control with improved alarm functions: Methods, system and devices for monitoring control parameters in a closed loop control operation including continuously monitoring glucose level and automatic administration of a medication, detecting a condition associated with hypoglycemia, determining whether a probability of the detected condition associated with hypoglycemia exceeding a threshold level, and outputting a notification... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20100057041 - Closed loop control with reference measurement and methods thereof: Methods, system and devices for monitoring a plurality of parameters associated with a closed loop control operation including continuously monitoring a physiological condition and automatic administration of a medication, detecting an impending administration of the medication level exceeding a predetermined threshold level, retrieving one or more signals associated with the... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20100057043 - Method, system, and computer program product for the detection of physical activity by changes in heart rate, assessment of fast changing metabolic states, and applications of closed and open control loop in diabetes: A method, system, and computer program product related to the detection of physical activity using changes in heart rate. The method, system, and computer program product evaluates short term glucose demand and long term insulin action due to physical activity. The method, system, and computer program product is further related... Agent: University Of Virginia Patent Foundation

20100057040 - Robust closed loop control and methods: Methods, system and devices for monitoring a closed loop control operation including signal levels received from an analyte sensor and automatic delivery of medication at least in part in response to the received analyte sensor signals, determining whether the signal level received from the analyte sensor is associated with one... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20100057044 - Robust closed loop control and methods: Methods, system and devices for monitoring a closed loop control operation including signal levels received from an analyte sensor and automatic delivery of medication at least in part in response to the received analyte sensor signals, determining whether the signal level received from the analyte sensor is associated with one... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20100057045 - Apparatus, system and method for manipulating a surgical catheter and working device with a single hand: Systems and methods are disclosed that include a guide catheter apparatus insertable through a external body passage of a subject. The guide catheter apparatus includes a substantially rigid shaft and a handle. The shaft has a proximal opening, a distal opening, and a lumen extending between the proximal opening and... Agent: Docket Clerk

20100057046 - Systems for characterizing physiologic parameters and methods for use therewith: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for continuously measuring a physiologic parameter of a patient, and can also include adjusting therapy based upon the physiologic parameter. The system can include a first probe having an elongate body, the probe configured to be inserted into a first location within a patient.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100057048 - Apparatus, system, and method for treating atypical headaches: An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for facilitating intranasal administration of a medication to a patient's sphenopalatine/pterygopalatine recess. The apparatus includes a catheter having a lumen disposed therethrough, the catheter comprising an insertion end and a manipulation end, the insertion end having an intrinsic curvature with respect to a... Agent: Kunzler & Mckenzie

20100057047 - Delivery device and method: A nasal delivery device for and method of delivering substance to the middle meatus in a nasal cavity of a subject in the treatment of a condition, in particular an inflammatory or infectious condition, thereof, the delivery device comprising: a nosepiece unit (17) including a nosepiece (20) for fitting to... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP

20100057049 - Multi-lumen catheter for the withdrawal of blood samples: A multi-lumen catheter is described with features that reduce the volume of purge fluid needed when used with a system for monitoring blood analytes. The modifications involve reducing the internal diameter of one of the catheter tails, shortening its length, and reducing or eliminating the gap inside the Luer connector... Agent: Bruce H. Johnsonbaugh Eckhoff & Hoppe

20100057050 - Catheter configured for incremental rotation: A catheter which allows the rotational orientation of the distal end of the catheter to be adjusted in discrete intervals as the physician rotates the proximal end of the catheter. The catheter is designed to intentionally induce whipping but to limit the amount of whipping to a desired rotational interval.... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP

20100057051 - Introducer sheath with encapsulated reinforcing member: An introducer sheath and a method for making the sheath. The sheath includes a fluoropolymer liner having a passageway extending longitudinally therethrough. An inner jacket is positioned longitudinally over the liner, and the inner surface of the inner jacket is bonded to the outer surface of the liner. An outer... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/indy/cook Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20100057052 - Medical catheter tube: A catheter tube for medical use includes an inner resin layer, a reinforcing material layer located on the inner resin layer and an outer resin layer located on the reinforcing material layer. The reinforcing material layer is composed of twisted yarns. Thus, it is possible to provide a catheter tube... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20100057053 - Medical guide wire: A medical guide wire includes a flexible long core. A core elongated component is disposed to extend forwards from the core, and has a tapered shape. A helical coil is disposed about the core elongated component, secured by attachment of a coil distal end and a coil proximal end to... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100057054 - Apparatus and method for sterile docking of male medical line connectors: A docking station for maintaining sterilization of temporarily disconnected male medical line connectors. The docking station has a plurality of docking bays, each of which retain an ampule therein containing sterilization fluid and have an access mouth exteriorly exposed when the ampule is secured in its respective bay. The mouth... Agent: Floyd B. Carothers Carothers And Carothers

20100057055 - Method and apparatus for reducing intraocular pressure: A drainage apparatus is disclosed to reduce intraocular pressure in an eyeball that includes an anterior chamber having aqueous humor disposed therein, a cornea and a surrounding marginal limbus by which the cornea is continuous with a scleral layer and a conjunctival layer disposed on an exposed surface of the... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain

20100057056 - Methods and devices for improving the appearance of tissue: Cellulite is treated by severing septae, which interconnects the skin with the underlying muscle. The septae may be severed in connection with a liposuction procedure or independent of a liposuction procedure.... Agent: Hoekendijk & Lynch, LLP

20100057058 - Cassette for use in a medication delivery flow sensor assembly and method of making the same: A disposable assembly for use with a sensor assembly comprises a body, a flow restricting element, and a fluid pressure membrane. The body has a lid portion and a base portion. The body defines a fluid flow passage that forms an inlet and an outlet. The flow restricting element is... Agent: Brian R. Woodworth

20100057057 - Closed loop control and signal attenuation detection: Methods, system and devices for monitoring a plurality of parameters associated with a closed loop control operation including continuously monitoring a physiological condition and automatic administration of a medication, detecting a signal level associated with the monitored physiological condition deviating from a predetermined threshold level, retrieving the medication level administered... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

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