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Surgery April category listing, related patent applications 04/10

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04/29/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications

20100106071 - Blood treatment apparatus: A blood treatment apparatus (1) comprising a degassing unit (15) receiving gas-containing fluid and supplying degassed fluid to a fluid chamber (3) of a blood treatment unit (2). The degassing unit has a gas separator (16), a degassing pump (18) to circulate fluid in a degassing line (12), a flow... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100106072 - Device for transferring mass and/or exchanging energy: A device is provided for transferring mass and/or exchanging energy between two media, particularly between blood and a gas/gas mixture. The device includes a chamber (2), through which the first medium flows and inside which at least one mass-permeable and/or energy-permeable hollow fiber (5), preferably a plurality of mass-permeable and/or... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP

20100106073 - Method of monitoring intraocular pressure and treating an ocular disorder: The invention discloses a trabecular stent and methods for treating glaucoma. The stent may incorporate an intraocular pressure sensor comprising a compressible element that is implanted inside an anterior chamber of an eye, wherein at least one external dimension of the element correlates with intraocular pressure. In some embodiments, the... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100106076 - Drug administration based on a patient's activity status measured by acceleration sensors: It is described a drug delivery system (100) that is adapted to infuse a drug in a profile related to the activity status of a patient (595). The system comprises acceleration sensors (112), dedicated electronics (120) and software to monitor the patient's activity and maintain control over the drug-release profile.... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100106075 - Method for iontophoretic fluid delivery: A method is provided for low cost, accurate, iontophoretic fluid delivery. The method includes providing an electronic circuit coupling a plurality of electrodes, charging a chargeable electromotive cell to a selected potential and/or charge in response to a selected quantity of beneficial agent to be delivered, the chargeable electromotive cell... Agent: Kent S. Burningham, Esq. Kent S. Burningham, P.C.

20100106077 - Methods, compositions and apparatus for treating a scalp: A phototherapy light cap is a flexible, generally hemispherical cap having a light source to supply suitable dosage requirements of current and future light therapies. The phototherapy light cap may also include a rechargeable battery source, a light source or an array of light sources, a light diffuser and an... Agent: Crockett & Crockett, P.C.

20100106074 - Physical, structural, mechanical, electrical and electromechanical features for use in association with electrically assisted delivery devices and systems: Provided are various embodiments of integrated electrode devices, assemblies and systems structured for use in association with electrically assisted delivery devices configured for delivery of a composition to a membrane. The integrated electrode devices, assemblies and systems include one or more of a variety of structural, physical, mechanical, electrical and... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100106078 - Method of controlling a release of a material carried by ultrasound sensitive particles: This invention relates to a method and an apparatus of controlling a release of a material carried by ultrasound sensitive particles, the release being caused by irradiating the ultrasound sensitive particles with an ultrasonic pulse having acoustic properties selected so as to interact with the ultrasound sensitive particles and thus... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100106079 - Method and apparatus for treating a wound: The present invention relates to a method of treating a wound and an apparatus for promoting wound healing. An enclosure is applied over the site of a wound and filled with a physiologically acceptable rinse solution. The physiologically acceptable rinse solution treats the wound and can promote the growth of... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd

20100106080 - Method and apparatus for supplying predetermined gas into body cavities of a patient: A gas supply apparatus measures a first pressure inside a first body cavity of a patient and a second pressure inside a second body cavity of the patient. The gas supply apparatus regulates a pressure of a predetermined gas based on the measured first and second pressures inside the first... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20100106081 - Apparatus and method for treating spider veins: There is provided herein a system, device and methods for performing minimally invasive spider vein treatments. In some embodiments an apparatus for eliminating spider veins comprises a dual syringe mechanism that includes a pusher for pushing sclerosant materials into a target vein, and an extractor for extracting debris from a... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.

20100106082 - In situ tubing measurements for infusion pumps: An infusion pump uses sensors and a computer program to detect tubing in a tube-loading section of the pump. The pump and the computer program also measures one or more of the tubing outer diameter, outer circumference, inner diameter, inner circumference, and tubing wall thickness. The infusion pump utilizes proximity... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100106083 - Method of operating ophthalmic hand piece with disposable end: The present invention is a method of operating an ophthalmic hand piece. A connection between a tip segment and a limited reuse assembly is recognized. A type of tip segment connected to the limited reuse assembly is determined. Dosage information is received. A first input is received. In response to... Agent: Alcon

20100106084 - Disposable injector with at least one drawer hook which can be forcibly decoupled: A disposable injector with a housing (10) in which at least one mechanical spring energy accumulator (50), at least one cylinder-piston unit (100), at least one piston-actuating ram and at least one release unit are arranged. The housing has at least one draw hook (21) which has at least one... Agent: Ronald S. Lombard, Esquire

20100106085 - Container, device and method to store and expel a product: The present invention relates to a container (1) comprising:—a body (2) a pusher (5) movable with respect to said body (2) between an “initial position” and an “end-of-use position”—a locker (7) located on said pusher (5) and forming an abutment so as to be able to abut against said body... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20100106086 - Slide valves equipped in a syringe and thus equipped syringe: The intermediate slide valve 10 equipped in the syringe 10 comprises an approximately cylindrical first elastic body 13 and an approximately cylindrical second elastic body 14 which is jointed with one bottom surface 13c of the first elastic body 13, the other bottom surface 13a of the first elastic body... Agent: Kanesaka Berner And Partners LLP

20100106087 - System and methods for endovascular aneurysm treatment: Embodiments provide methods and systems for treating aneurysms using filling structures filled with a curable medium. An embodiment of a method comprises positioning at least one double-walled filling structure across the aneurysm and filling the structure(s) with a filling medium so that an outer wall conforms to the inside of... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100106088 - Portable infusion pump with cannula inserter and pain reduction mechanism: An apparatus for insertion of a subcutaneously insertable element within a body of a patient is described: The apparatus is used for delivery of a therapeutic fluid into a body of a patient and/or sensing of a bodily analyte The apparatus allows alleviating of pain associated with the penetrating of... Agent: Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo

20100106089 - Temperature control device and thermal sensor assembly for medical device: A dispensing assembly has a dispensing chamber housing, a temperature control device, a thermal sensor, and an interface. The dispensing chamber housing has an inner surface, an outer surface, and a wall thickness. The inner surface partially defines a dispensing chamber for receiving a quantity of a substance. The temperature... Agent: Alcon

20100106090 - Disposable injector with manually actuated piston: A disposable injector with a housing (10) in which a mechanical spring energy reservoir, a cylinder/piston unit (100), a piston-actuating ram (60) and a trigger unit are arranged, wherein the spring energy reservoir comprises at least one pretensioned spring element, wherein at least part of the piston-actuating ram is positioned... Agent: Ronald S. Lombard, Esquire

20100106091 - Ambulatory infusion pump assembly and housing therefor: An ambulatory infusion pump assembly and housing therefore has a cover and a base providing an enclosed cavity. The system includes a liquid pump in fluid communication with a supply source of a liquid drug. The pump and supply source are received in the housing cavity. Further, the system includes... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC

20100106092 - Indwelling needle assembly: An indwelling needle assembly has a hollow outer needle, an outer-needle hub fixed to the base end of the outer needle, an inner needle inserted into the outer needle, an inner-needle hub fixed to the base end of the inner needle, a tube connected to the base end (or a... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100106093 - Hollow curved superelastic medical needle and method: A needle assembly 10 compromising an infusion needle 11 that includes a needle cannula 13 made of a superelastic material such as Nitinol. The needle cannula is cold-worked or heat annealed to produce a preformed bend 16 that can be straightened within passageway 21 of a coaxial outer cannula 12... Agent: Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, Mcnett & Henry LLP

20100106094 - Venous access port assembly and method of assembly: An implantable port assembly (10) having a lower housing (12) and an upper housing (14) and at least one chamber (20,22) and a corresponding septum (16,18) associated therewith. The upper housing (14) includes a plurality of latch arms (30) depending therefrom that latch with corresponding catches (34) of the lower... Agent: Fox Rothschild LLP Blue Bell

20100106095 - Transparent catheter securement system: A securement device for securing a catheter to a patient is provided. The securement device includes a proximal portion having a pliable support and at least one securement arm extending away from the pliable support. The pliable support defines a slot configured to receive at least a portion of a... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20100106096 - Prefilled syringe: s

20100106097 - Drug acceptability indicator: The invention relates generally to an indicator for a syringe. More particularly, the present invention relates to a method and apparatus for testing the compatibility of a fluid before injecting the fluid into a medical device. An indicator may be attached to an interior of the reservoir body wherein the... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20100106098 - Medication injector apparatus with drive assembly that facilitates reset: A medication injector apparatus such as an injection pen. The injection pen includes a resettable, cartridge plunger drive assembly including an axially floating nut, a cartridge plunger engaging screw, and a drive clutch movable with the nut and which when rotated causes the screw to screw through the nut. When... Agent: Eli Lilly & Company

20100106099 - Syringe device: A medical delivery system comprising a container and a coupling mechanism movable between a coupling position wherein distal movement of a drive mechanism is transferred to an actuator, and a non-coupling position wherein distal movement is not transferred to the actuator. Moreover the present invention relates to a dosing assembly... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department

20100106100 - Medical delivery system having container recognition and container for use with the medical delivery system: A medical delivery system comprising a container and a dosing assembly where the container is fastenable to the dosing assembly. When the container is secured to the dosing assembly, a recognition feature on the container is adapted to co-operate with a variable resistor disposed in the dosing assembly to thereby... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department

20100106101 - Clamp for flexible tubing: A clamp assembly (10,110) for flexible tubing (100), having a housing (12,112) and a clamp (14,114) slidable within the housing between first and second positions, to occlude the tubing when the clamp is in the second position. Both the clamp and the housing include tubing-engaging ribs (30,60;130,160) to compress the... Agent: Fox Rothschild LLP Blue Bell

20100106102 - Apparatus for delivery of device and antimicrobial agent into trans-dermal catheter: An apparatus for delivery of an elongate member into the lumen of a trans-dermal catheter. In a preferred embodiment, the apparatus comprises a protective sheath configured to at least substantially surround an elongate member; and slidable member configured to travel along the protective sheath, the slidable member operatively coupled to... Agent: Pauly, Devries Smith & Deffner, L.L.C.

20100106103 - Device for delivery of antimicrobial agent into trans-dermal catheter: A system for delivering an antimicrobial agent into the lumen of a trans-dermal catheter. In an embodiment, the system comprises an elongate member configured for insertion into a lumen of a catheter; an expandable portion of the elongate member, said expandable portion configured to increase in diameter upon exposure to... Agent: Pauly, Devries Smith & Deffner, L.L.C.

20100106104 - Injection needle: The invention relates to an injection needle for injecting a pharmaceutical product into a human or animal body. The needle comprises a tubular body with an end for penetrating into a human or animal body, and having a main bevel and a secondary bevel forming a tip of the needle.... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd

20100106105 - Microneedle structure and production method therefor: A method for processing a wafer to form a plurality of hollow microneedles projecting from a substrate includes forming, by use of a dry etching process, a number of groups of recessed features, each including at least one slot deployed to form an open shape having an included area and... Agent: Dr. Mark M. Friedman C/o Bill Polkinghorn - Discovery Dispatch

20100106108 - Fluid containment apparatus: The invention relates to the treatment of wounds. In particular, the invention relates to systems, devices, and methods enabling pulse lavage irrigation of wounds in a non-controlled setting while providing containment of contaminated irrigation fluid, thereby preventing exposure of individuals and surfaces in proximity to the patient to infectious materials.... Agent: Casimir Jones, S.c.

20100106107 - Membrane envelop bandage for application of medicine or ointment: A membrane envelope bandage for treating an animal foot or hoof wherein the bandage is generally arcuate in shape and has a membrane envelope affixed to an upper surface of the bandage. The membrane envelope contains a medicine or treatment for applying to the bottom of an animal's hoof or... Agent: Caroline Nash Nash & Titus, LLC

20100106106 - Reduced-pressure, wound-closure and treatment systems and methods: A reduced-pressure, wound closure system is presented that generates a closing force on a surface wound and optionally provides reduced pressure to a body cavity or tissue site. The sealed contracting member, when placed under reduced pressure, generates the closing force. One illustrative system includes a first attachment member and... Agent: Kinetic Concepts, Inc. C/o Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20100106109 - Wound and therapy compress and dressing: A wound dressing or therapy compress containing a fill material permanently loaded with an antimicrobial such as silver is used to cover and protect a wound while absorbing exudate, and may also provide and maintain a heated and/or a moist environment to promote the healing of wounds to promote a... Agent: Gardner Groff Greenwald & Villanueva. PC

20100106110 - Reinforced stocking or sock for the prevention and/or treatment of hallux valgus: A stocking or sock with a foot portion includes a pocket for containing the big toe that is separate from the pocket(s) for the other toes. At least one medial reinforcement, integrally attached to the foot portion, entirely or partially surrounds the big toe pocket, while the medial part of... Agent: Themis Law

20100106111 - Disposable sleep mask for treating dry eye syndrome: A mask for the relief of dry eye in a dry eye subject, including a unitary shell shaped to cover at least one eye and a portion of a face. The shell includes a first layer and a second layer the first layer that is substantially moisture impermeable and the... Agent: Patterson, Thuente, Skaar & Christensen, P.A.

20100106112 - Wound irrigation device: An apparatus includes a fluid permeable dressing and a cover membrane configured to extend over the fluid permeable dressing. A tube is coupled to the fluid permeable dressing and is configured to apply suction through the fluid permeable dressing. A fluid reservoir is coupled to the cover membrane, the fluid... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group

20100106113 - Thin film delivery system and method of manufacture: A carrier delivered dressing is disclosed which has a conformable backing with a pressure sensitive adhesive coated on a bottom face and removable carrier attached to the top face of the backing. A bond block material is positioned between the backing and the carrier. A cut line traverses both the... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100106114 - Dressing: A dressing (30), a grommet (10) and a combination thereof are described for making a dressing for use in locating and retaining conduits and/or tubes used in therapy of a wound is described, the dressing (30) comprising a backing layer (32) having an adhesive coating (34) thereon for adhering the... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100106116 - Medical canister connectors: A medical canister connector is presented for connecting to a medical canister, which has a patient port and a reduced-pressure port. The medical canister connector includes a first connection member that is coupled to a patient-port-attachment member, which is for coupling to a patient port on a medical canister and... Agent: Kinetic Concepts, Inc. C/o Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20100106115 - Open-cavity, reduced-pressure treatment devices and systems: An open-cavity, reduced-pressure treatment device and system for treating a cavity in a patient's body, such as an abdominal cavity, is presented. In one instance, an open-cavity, reduced-pressure treatment device includes a plurality of encapsulated leg members, each having an interior portion with a leg manifold member and formed with... Agent: Kinetic Concepts, Inc. C/o Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20100106118 - Systems and methods for improved connection to wound dressings in conjunction with reduced pressure wound treatment systems: A system for applying reduced pressure to tissue includes a multi-lumen reduced pressure delivery tube having a proximate end, a distal end, a primary lumen extending through the conduit from the proximate end to the distal end, and an ancillary lumen extending through the conduit from the proximate end to... Agent: Kinetic Concepts, Inc. C/o Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20100106117 - Vacuum therapy and cleansing dressing for wounds: Wound treatment apparatuses comprising a vacuum source and a bandage (e.g., a wound-care bandage) configured to be coupled (and/or coupled) to the vacuum source. Some embodiments of the bandage including a wound dressing member configured to be placed in contact with a wound surface, and a suction port associated with... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.

20100106119 - Waste receptacle and attachment means therefor: A waste system for use in conjunction with a patient's bed is described. The system comprises an elongate arm with first and second ends configured to permit the first end to be inserted between a mattress and a bed box of the bed. A receptacle for receiving human vomit is... Agent: Fulwider Patton LLP

20100106120 - Wound dressing: A wound dressing comprising an absorbent pad, an adhesive layer, and a backing layer is described, along with a dressing support layer having a tab positioned to overlap the absorbent pad for easy placement on a patient.... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100106121 - Conformable wound dressing: A wound dressing comprising an absorbent pad, an adhesive layer, and a backing layer is described, along with a dressing support layer configured to retain and deliver the wound dressing to a wound, the dressing support layer having a radial configuration that forms a plurality of alternating covered and uncovered... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100106122 - Fluid extracting wound dressing: A wound dressing including a composite body of predetermined length adapted for insertion into a wound cavity. The composite body includes a hydrophilic foam matrix. A first layer of polymer-based mesh is disposed at a first position within the foam matrix and at least a second layer of polymer-based mesh... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd

20100106123 - Disposable diaper: [Means for Solving Problems] In an underpants type disposable diaper, a ventral-side outer sheet 12F and a back-side outer sheet 12B are not connected but separated at a crotch portion, the back-side outer sheet 12F has a main unit section 13 that corresponds to joined sections 12A in an up-down... Agent: Quinn Emanuel Koda & Androlia

20100106125 - Absorbent article and absorbent body: An absorbent article that is worn on a body and used includes an absorbent article main body having a longitudinal direction, a width direction perpendicular thereto, and a thickness direction perpendicular thereto; and an absorbent body included by overlapping with the absorbent article main body along the longitudinal direction, wherein... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20100106124 - Absorbent pad: An absorptive pad having a frontward pad section and a rearward pad section of sufficient length to cover the buttocks of a user to thereby control rearward leakage of fluid. The width of the rearward pad section is less than the width of the frontward pad section, and may become... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

20100106127 - 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

20100106126 - Absorbent article having a multi-dimensionally contoured barrier cuff: A disposable absorbent article may comprise a chassis and a pair of longitudinally disposed barrier cuffs. Each cuff may contain a barrier zone, an attachment zone, and a transition edge separating the barrier zone and attachment zone. The barrier cuffs exhibit a cuff span and a cuff height at a... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20100106128 - Contact lens cases for delivery of ophthalmic agents: Contact lens cases for delivering ophthalmic active agents to contact lenses. A contact lens case includes a container defining a reservoir for soaking a contact lens in a solution, and a lid assembly that may be secured to the container for closing the reservoir. The lid assembly includes a lid... Agent: Bausch & Lomb Incorporated

20100106129 - Controlled force mechanism for a fluid connector: A piercing assembly for a fluid connector, where the piercing assembly includes a piercing member, a hub that supports the piercing member, and a disk-shaped flange connected to the hub. The disk shaped flange includes a plurality of arms. At least a portion of an outer surface of the arms... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100106130 - Method for treating obesity by extracting food: The present invention is directed to an apparatus and method for treating obesity. An artificial obstruction is introduced into the patient's gastrointestinal tract, and a tube is positioned that passes through a patient's abdominal wall into the upper digestive system of the patient. The patient is allowed to carry out... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP

20100106131 - Method for treating obesity by extracting food: The present invention is directed to an apparatus and method for treating obesity. A tube is positioned that passes through a patient's abdominal wall into the upper digestive system of the patient. The patient is allowed to carry out his/her everyday affairs including ingesting food. After the patient has ingested... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP

20100106133 - Drug cartridge for delivering a drug depot comprising a bulking agent and/or cover: A drug cartridge is provided for delivering a drug pellet to a site beneath the skin of a patient, the drug cartridge comprising: two or more chambers, each chamber holding a drug pellet and having a proximal end and a distal end, the proximal end of the chamber having an... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department

20100106132 - Drug cartridge for delivering a drug depot comprising superior and inferior covers: A drug cartridge is provided for delivering a drug pellet to a site beneath the skin of a patient, the drug cartridge comprising: two or more chambers, each chamber holding a drug pellet and having a proximal end and a distal end, the proximal end of the chamber having an... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department

20100106134 - Inner ear drug delivery device and method: A drug delivery device for the inner ear is described. A drug delivery member for the inner ear without any stimulation electrodes has an intra-cochlear portion that penetrates into the inner ear of the patient and contains a drug eluting polymer material having at least one therapeutic drug which is... Agent: Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP

20100106135 - Angiocatheter and method of operating the same: An improved angiocatheter device for introducing intravenous fluids or drugs into the lumen of a patient through a sheath. At the point of the procedure where a needle needs to be removed but the sheath is to remain implanted, a spring in the needle portion of the device is expanded... Agent: Law Offices Of Daniel L. Dawes Dawes Patent Law Group

20100106136 - Drug delivery device with sliding cartridge: Drug depot delivery devices and methods for delivering a drug depot to a site beneath the skin of a patient are provided. In various embodiments, a device for delivering a drug depot to a site beneath the skin of a patient is provided, the device comprising: a cannula capable of... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department

20100106137 - Drug delivery system: Drug depot delivery devices and methods for delivering a drug depot to a site beneath the skin of a patient are provided. In various embodiments, a device for delivering a drug depot to a site beneath the skin of patient is provided, the device comprising: a cannula capable of insertion... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department

20100106138 - Method and apparatus for containing, transporting, and providing a material: A system for expressing two materials onto a selected site is disclosed. The system can include a syringe that is operable to maintain two separated materials substantially separate until a selected time. The system can further include a tip portion operable to direct the two materials, either mixed or unmixed,... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100106139 - Syringe-carpule assembly: A syringe-carpule assembly comprising first and second carpules, a housing holding the first and second carpules in an end-to-end relationship, an outer hollow plunger rod supported by and slidable relative to the housing, and an inner hollow rod having first and second openings and being slidably arranged inside the outer... Agent: Ostrager Chong Flaherty & Broitman PC

20100106140 - Assay catheter with pressure monitoring: An apparatus adapted to position a functional device tip, such as a sensor, in a body site having both fluid and non-fluid tissue components, in a manner that substantially mitigates the impingement of non-fluid tissue impingement on the device tip. One such apparatus can be used to both remove fluid... Agent: Intellectual Property Group Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

20100106141 - Catheter control mechanism and steerable catheter: A steerable multi-polar lead shaft assembly includes a core member extending longitudinally through the shaft assembly, a plurality electrically conductive elements disposed within the core member, a plurality of steering wires circumferentially distributed about the core member. A control mechanism for a steerable catheter, such as the steerable multi-polar lead... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100106142 - Partial-length indwelling urinary catheter permitting selective urine discharge: A partial-length catheter, or an extendable tube or sleeve member of the catheter, is selectively movable within the prostatic urethra to open a urine drainage passageway through and obstructed portion of the prostatic urethra or to open the external urinary sphincter muscle and thereby discharge urine from the bladder. A... Agent: John R Ley, LLC

  
04/22/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications

20100100026 - Wetness sensor utilizing passive resonant circuits: An example embodiment of the invention provides a system and method for detecting a liquid leak that includes a sensor with a passive resonant circuit having a resonant frequency, an interrogation unit to transmit a radio frequency (RF) wave corresponding to the resonant circuit's resonant frequency, and a receiver to... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.

20100100027 - Device for the removal of toxic substances from blood: The present invention relates to a device for the removal of toxic substances from dialysate fluid, blood or blood plasma, said device comprising i) a sorption-filter (E) for removing toxins, toxic solutes, toxic small and middle-sized molecules and protein bound toxins from the dialysate fluid, blood or bloodplasma, said sorption... Agent: Rissman Hendricks & Oliverio, LLP

20100100028 - Applicators having improved light scattering properties: A biodegradable applicator for a feminine hygiene product. The applicator has an outer member having an insertion end, a withdrawal end and a viewing surface. The viewing surface can have a delta hue greater than about three degrees at a reflectance angle less than about 25 degrees, a flop index... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20100100029 - Gland or duct diagnostic and treatment methods and related apparatus: A method is provided for treating a gland or duct of a patient. In a particular embodiment, an obstruction in a gland or duct and the orifice thereof can be alleviated; in another, a substance can be injected thereinto; in yet another, the gland can be aspirated. The method includes... Agent: Herbert L. Allen Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist, P.A.

20100100031 - Iontophoresis device: The present invention provides an iontophoresis device with high administration efficient of a drug. An iontophoresis device, including an active electrode structure including: an electrode to which a positive electrical potential is applied; a drug holding part for holding a drug solution containing positively charged drug ions, the drug holding... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20100100030 - Microbe reductions with photosensitizers: Methods, devices and composition are disclosed for treating oral, skin and nail diseases, including inflammatory periodontal disease, onychomycosis and dermatophytosis. In a preferred embodiment a method for treating oral, skin and nail infections comprises administering a photosensitizing compound in long term effect or timed release formulations, including local highly concentrated... Agent: Bolesh J. Skutnik Ceramoptec Industries, Inc.

20100100032 - Chest drainage and apparatus for the insertion thereof: An apparatus for the introduction of a drainage tube into a patient's chest cavity, comprising a housing having a distal end, a proximal end, and a longitudinal axis; a scalpel operable in a protruding position between a closed position in which the cutting portions are adjacent one another and adapted... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20100100033 - Double barrel syringe and handles for use with double barrel syringes: An apparatus that includes two syringes, or a “double barrel syringe,” includes one syringe that injects or infuses while the other syringe aspirates. In the double barrel syringe, injection and aspiration may be effected by a single action. The double barrel syringe may include a handle with two members. A... Agent: Traskbritt, P.C.

20100100034 - Method for preparing a treatment machine and treatment machine: The present invention relates to a method for the preparation of a treatment machine for the treatment of a medical liquid comprising a coupling surface with actuators, with a cassette comprising a hard part with liquid-conducting passages which are covered by a flexible film being able to be coupled to... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20100100035 - Uterine stimulant sticks: The invention discloses a novel uterine stimulant, which is in the form of the stick. The uterine stimulation stick, on administration, helps a woman's uterus to contract, or to increase the frequency and intensity of the contractions. Such medicine can be suitably used to induce (start) or augment (speed) labor;... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.

20100100036 - Computational system and method for memory modification: Systems and methods are described relating to accepting an indication of memory-dampening agent use and altering an artificial sensory experience to modify at least one effect of the memory-dampening agent.... Agent: Iv - Suiter Swantz PC Llo

20100100037 - Touch screen system and navigation and programming methods for an infusion pump: A medical pump system includes an input device for entering a command or a value of a pump programming parameter and a memory for storing a programming code. A processor is in communication with the memory and the input device in order to generate a display signal for an output... Agent: Brian R. Woodworth

20100100038 - Electronic flow control: An electronic controller is provided for controlling the evacuation of fluid from one or more fluid reservoirs. The controller includes a plurality of sensors that sense environmental factors and the controller adjusts the evacuation of fluid from the bladder(s) using information gathered by the sensors.... Agent: Baker & Daniels LLP

20100100039 - Medicine injection apparatuses: A medicine injector in which a barrel with a receiving cavity is adapted to slidably receive a syringe subassembly for axial movement therein. Upon removal of a safety and release of a syringe driver, the syringe driver moves forward and injects the syringe needle. Penetration controls are shown for controlling... Agent: Gregory Ipl, P.C.

20100100040 - Disposable injector with at least one tension hook: A disposable injector with a housing (10) in which are arranged at least one mechanical spring energy reservoir (50), at least one cylinder/piston unit (100), at least one piston-actuating ram, and at least one trigger unit. For this purpose, the housing has at least one inverted draw hook, which has... Agent: Ronald S. Lombard, Esquire

20100100041 - 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

20100100042 - 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

20100100043 - Flexible access device for use in surgical procedure: A flexible access device for insertion through tissue is provided. The flexible access device includes a compressible body having a first collapsed configuration and a second resiliently expanded configuration. The body is compressible in both a radial dimension and a longitudinal dimension and is resilient to expand in an incision... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20100100044 - Splittable valved introducer apparatus: An improved splittable medical device introducer designed to introduce a medical device such as a lead or catheter, into a patient's vasculature without loss of blood or the introduction of air is described. The introducer assembly is designed to easily separate in a smooth tactile manner without disrupting placement of... Agent: Greatbatch Ltd.

20100100045 - Trocar cannula with atramatic tip: A surgical access port is provided with a trocar cannula having a substantially rigid portion and an atraumatic distal tip. The atraumatic distal tip is substantially compliant relative to the rigid portion of the cannula. The trocar cannula provides unobstructed surgical access into a body cavity allowing the insertion and... Agent: Applied Medical Resources Corporation

20100100046 - Cannulated apertured grooved director: A surgical instrument including a fixed or removable handle and a tubular member having a lumen extending therethrough with apertures at its proximal and distal ends permitting visualization of and access to body tissues. An access window in a distal portion of the instrument is formed through the wall of... Agent: John S. Hale Gipple & Hale

20100100047 - Medication delivery device with pre-set bolus pump: The present invention relates to a handheld medication delivery device comprising first and second mutually displaceable housing parts (1, 2) optionally being operatively connected by a first resilient member thereby allowing the medication delivery device to be in a non-compressed state and in a compressed state. The first housing part... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department

20100100048 - Medical skin mountable device: A medical device is provided comprising a transcutaneous device unit and a reservoir unit. The transcutaneous device unit comprises a transcutaneous device for transporting a fluid through a skin portion of a subject, and a mounting surface adapted for application to the skin of the subject. The reservoir unit comprises... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department

20100100051 - Catheter securement device: A medical article securement device holds a medical article in position upon the body of a patient and can be used to inhibit lateral and longitudinal motion of the medical article. The securement device includes a retainer with a base and at least one post, and at least one cap.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100100050 - Container for disposable needle or cannula: The present invention relates to a container for a disposable needle or cannula, intended to facilitate needle or cannula placement for the infusion of a liquid drug under a patient's skin, the container comprising: a cylindrical housing (1; 101) in which there are defined a cap (1a; 101a) and a... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20100100049 - Securement device for vascular access system: A securement device for a vascular access device, such as a catheter, includes a flexible base having a first side adapted for attachment to the patient and a second side. A support is coupled to the second side of the base and includes a surface that defines a recess configured... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

20100100052 - Differential force sensor: A differential force sensor method and apparatus for automatically monitoring manual injections through an intravenous line. The differential force sensor includes two piezoresistive sense die that are packaged in close proximity utilizing a number of packaging processes. The two piezoresistive sense die can be utilized to measure forces exerted on... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services

20100100053 - Safety syringe: A safety syringe has a barrel, an inner needle hub, an outer needle hub, a plunger. The barrel has a distal end and a spout. The spout is formed axially on and protrudes the distal end. The plunger is mounted in the barrel and has a mounting protrusion being formed... Agent: Burr & Brown

20100100054 - Intravitreal injection device and system: An intravitreal injection system for administering a pharmacological agent formulation to an intravitreal compartment of an eye, comprising (i) an injection member coupled to, or comprising, an internal formulation chamber that is adapted to receive and contain the pharmacological agent formulation therein, (ii) a needle having a first end that... Agent: Ralph C. Francis Francis Law Group

20100100055 - Devices for superficial femoral artery intervention: This invention provides various sheaths, guards, and introducer assemblies for accessing a remote area or region of an artery, such as for delivery and/or deployment of an interventional device, stent or the like. The sheath, guard, and introducer assembly of the present inventions provide varying degrees of flexibility and support,... Agent: Jonathan P. O''brien, Ph.d. Honigman Miller Schwartz And Cohn

20100100056 - Barrier assembly for use with needleless connector: A needleless valve assembly includes a needleless connector having a housing with an inlet end with an inlet opening and an outlet end with an outlet opening, and a valve disposed in the housing to control passage between the openings. The assembly also includes a collar having an exterior surface... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun (baxter)

20100100057 - Polymer coatings with catalyst for medical devices: Coating compositions and coatings for medical devices formed from the coating compositions that include a catalyst in a support polymer, where the support polymer helps to support and retain the catalyst in the coating on the medical device. The catalyst in the support polymer can act to chemically bond specific... Agent: Brooks, Cameron & Huebsch, PLLC

20100100058 - Micro-vitreoretinal trocar blade: Embodiments of a micro-vitreoretinal trocar blade may have a top surface and a bottom surface that converge to form cutting edges. Each of the top surface and bottom surface have a large rounded apex to maximize the area of the blade. Each surface also has concave regions that may form... Agent: Alcon

20100100060 - Applicator for pharmaceutical product and method of using same: A hand-held applicator is defined for applying a viscous product, such as a pharmaceutical product to the skin. The applicator includes a substrate with a flat face defining multiple dosing areas of the product. The product can be dispensed from a tube in a first area for a first recommended... Agent: Frank A. Smith Novartis Consumer Health, Inc.

20100100059 - Methods and apparatus for preparing a hemodialytic site: Methods and apparatus for preparing a hemodialytic site and protecting skin disorders and wounds. The apparatus includes a substantially rectangular pad formed of a transparent, non-absorbent, waterproof material. The pad is fastened to the site via two fasteners, each of the fasteners including hook and loop portions, each of the... Agent: Law Offices Of Rita C. Chipperson, P.C.

20100100061 - Method and system for the use of hollow fiber catheters in topical applications: A method and system, together with corresponding apparatus and components, and corresponding kits, for use in performing topical wound therapy by using topical negative pressure (TNP) in combination with one or more hollow fiber catheters. In one embodiment, the method provides hollow fiber catheters for the removal of fluid or... Agent: Intellectual Property Group Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

20100100062 - Bodily fluid drainage assembly: A bodily fluid drainage assembly having one or more covers and a fluid bag. The fluid bag has a first and a second volume indicator. The first volume indicator is employed by comparing a top level of a fluid with graduations that make up the first volume indicator. The second... Agent: Stoel Rives LLP - Slc

20100100063 - Device and method for wound therapy: A wound therapy device is disclosed. The wound therapy device may include a housing for covering at least a portion of a wound and for sealing to a body surface of a patient. The housing may also include a liquid collector for retaining liquid therein and a vacuum connection for... Agent: Factor & Lake, Ltd

20100100064 - Ostomy devices with mucoadhesives: The present invention provides a biocompatible adhesive for securely adhering ostomy appliances simultaneously to the body and the stoma. The ostomy appliance is comprised of an adhesive component and a body waste collector component, wherein the adhesive component includes a mucoadhesive component. The mucoadhesive component comprises a polymer with functional... Agent: Convatec Inc.

20100100065 - Absorbing element for sanitary products, having expandable pockets containing superabsorbent material and manufacturing process: An absorbent element for the absorption of body fluids in sanitary articles comprises a first layer of sheet material presenting an array of hollowed formations (16) with respective mouth parts, as well as masses (18) of superabsorbent material that is able to expand as a result of the absorption of... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100100066 - Superabsorbent polymer containing clay, particulate, and method of making same: A process for the preparation of superabsorbent polymer containing clay, the process including the steps of (I) polymerizing a polymerization mixture comprising: (a) one or more ethylenically unsaturated carboxyl-containing monomers, (b) one or more crosslinking agents, (c) optionally one or more comonomers copolymerizable with the carboxyl-containing monomer, (d) neutralizing agent... Agent: Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP

20100100067 - Articles with a series of graphical objects providing a functional cue: The present disclosure provides an absorbent personal care article having a graphic which creates a visual perception of a functional aspect of the absorbent personal care article. For example, an absorbent personal care article has a personal care absorbent article having an absorbent core and a body-facing surface. A plurality... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc. Tara Pohlkotte

20100100069 - Absorbent product: In an absorbent product (1), each of a pair of side wall parts 34 has two side wall end parts (341) bonded on both end portions of a bonded part (33) and a standing part (342) standing up from the main body part (2) between the two side wall end... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20100100068 - Glow in the dark absorbent article: The present invention provides an article to be worn about a wearer including features that glow in the dark, are illuminative, are light emitting, or are reflective. Theses features may assist in the identification, location, entertainment, or changing of the wearer, as well as assist in the location of a... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20100100070 - Multi-chamber container: The medical bag 10 has an outer peripheral strong seal 14 and a weak seal 18 for separating the space inside the medical bag into two partitions 20 and 22. At the tip end of an outlet port 12, a flap 28 as a valve member is provided, which usually... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100100071 - System and method for controlling fluid pressure during a medical infusion: A system for controlling an infusion of fluid into living tissue includes a catheter shaped to be introduced within living tissue and operable to deliver a fluid to a location within the living tissue, a fluid infusion pump mechanically coupled to the catheter and operable to pump fluid through the... Agent: Mayback & Hoffman, P.A.

20100100072 - Catheter and seal assembly: A laboratory specimen sealed within a chamber on an animal holder may be injected or otherwise administered material such as drugs and radioactive imagining materials from the ambient, or outside the chamber, through a sealed catheter assembly. The animal holder can be mounted on imaging machines such as MRI, X-ray,... Agent: Lawrence J. Shurupoff

20100100073 - Catheter articulation segment with alternating cuts: An articulation segment for a catheter includes a tube formed with a first plurality of axially aligned slits that are respectively oriented in planes perpendicular to the axis, with each slit extending azimuthally in an arc partway around the axis. The tube is also formed with a second plurality of... Agent: Boston Scientific (crm) C/o Darby & Darby P.C.

20100100074 - Implantable cathether and method of using same: A catheter for implantation into a patient having a catheter tube having a distal end, a means for trimming the distal end of the catheter tube after subcutaneous insertion of the tip of the catheter lumen into a desired position within the patient to form a trimmed end portion, and... Agent: Angiodynamics, Inc.

20100100075 - Control circuit and method for negative pressure wound treatment apparatus: A negative pressure wound therapy apparatus can include a wound dressing, a fluid collection container, a vacuum pump comprising a pump motor, and tubing. Additionally, the apparatus can include a pressure sensor that measures a pressure in the tubing. One or more tubes can channel a fluid between the wound... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100100078 - Analyte monitoring device and methods of use: An analyte monitor includes a sensor, a sensor control unit, and a display unit. The sensor has, for example, a substrate, a recessed channel formed in the substrate, and conductive material disposed in the recessed channel to form a working electrode. The sensor control unit typically has a housing adapted... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20100100076 - 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

20100100077 - 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

20100100079 - Implantable device system: An implantable device system is disclosed. The implantable device system includes, a first energy transceiver system, a second energy transceiver system at least partially implanted within an organic tissue and capable of communication with the first energy transceiver system, and a sensing system capable of communication with the second energy... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

  
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20100094192 - Removable multiple panel assembly with blood supply and fluid tubing for hemofiltration apparatus: A panel assembly for being manually mounted on a blood therapy apparatus is characterized by three panels, a center panel configured for manually securing a hemofilter cartridge and opposite side panels, hingedly connected to the center panel. The side panels have generally flat, planar interior surfaces defined by a rim... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100094193 - Wearable ultrafiltration device: An ultrafiltration device adapted to be worn on a portion of the body of a patient includes a blood inlet tube leading from a first blood vessel, a blood pump, an anticoagulant reservoir for infusing anticoagulants into the blood, a blood filter including a substrate through which the blood is... Agent: Howison & Arnott, L.l.p

20100094194 - Bag hanger assembly for blood therapy apparatus: In a blood therapy apparatus having a load cell sensor and a coupler for securing a load, a bag thereon is characterized by a free hanging link hanging from the coupler, and a bag hanger comprising an elongated rod having a plurality of bag engaging hooks and upwardly extending hook... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100094197 - Eye therapy system: In a system for stabilizing a pattern of structural changes in corneal fibrils, an eye treatment system causes corneal fibrils of a cornea of an eye to transition from a first structure to a second structure. An application device applies a cross-linking element to the corneal fibrils. An activating device... Agent: Nixon Peabody, LLP

20100094195 - Systems and methods for delivering a medicament: A medicament containment device (106) is provided containing a medicament (114) and is associated with an implant, such as an orthopaedic implant (102). The medicament containment device (106) can degrade upon exposure to energy, such as energy (112) from an energy source (110). The orthopaedic implant (102), including the medicament... Agent: Diana Houston Smith & Nephew, Inc.

20100094196 - Systems and methods for delivering agents into targeted tissue of a living being: The systems basically comprise a delivery system for accessing the targeted tissue within the living being and introduction of at least one agent at select locations in the into the myocardium and other select tissues. The delivery systems are arranged to access the tissues of the heart. One or more... Agent: Kensey Nash Corporation

20100094199 - System and method for modulated surgical procedure irrigation and aspiration: A method and apparatus for performing modulated fluid delivery and aspiration during a surgical procedure such as phacoemulsification is provided. The method and apparatus include delivering fluid and/or aspirating fluid in a modulated or pulsed manner during a surgical procedure, including applying fluid and/or aspirating fluid in connection with ultrasonic... Agent: Smyrski Law Group, A Professional Corporation

20100094198 - Systems and methods for tightening ophthalmic surgical needles: An ophthalmic surgery system includes a pump for generating fluid flow during ophthalmic surgery, a handpiece interface for providing control of a surgical handpiece, and a power wrench assembly for coupling to an ophthalmic surgical needle. The power wrench assembly is configured to rotate the ophthalmic surgical needle relative to... Agent: Bausch & Lomb Incorporated

20100094200 - Wick and relief valve for disposable laparoscopic smoke evacuation system: The present invention relates to an improved smoke evacuation device for use in laparoscopic surgeries. One improvement is a hydrophilic wick positioned within the inlet system of the smoke device for absorbing moisture and trapping surgical waste entering the smoke evacuation device. The second improvement is a multi-outlet valve inserted... Agent: Phillips Lytle LLP Intellectual Property Group

20100094201 - Assisted aspiration catheter system: A thrombectomy system comprising an aspiration catheter having an aspiration lumen and a high pressure irrigation lumen, the aspiration catheter having a proximal end and a distal, and a control box fluidly connected to the aspiration catheter and configured to synchronously provide irrigation and vacuum through the aspiration catheter.... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20100094204 - Acs therapy system: An ACS therapy system for continuously monitoring Intra-Abdominal Pressure (IAP) and preventing the onset of ACS. The automated ACS therapy system includes a urine withdrawal device, an IAP regulation circuit, an IAP monitor connected to the urine withdrawal device to supply an IAP value to the IAP regulation circuit, and... Agent: Rutan & Tucker, LLP.

20100094202 - Device for the time-controlled intravenous administering of the anesthetic propofol: The invention relates to a device for the time-controlled intravenous administering of the anesthetic propofol by means of a method used for determining an adequate dosage profile and adequately controlling an infusion pump as a metering apparatus.... Agent: Hildebrand, Christa Norris Mclaughlin & Marcus Pa

20100094203 - Special purpose fluid dispenser: A compact, nonelectric fluid dispenser for use in controllably dispensing beneficial agents such as propofol and dexmedetomidine hydrochloride to patients. The dispenser includes a fluid flow control assembly that precisely controls the flow of the medicament solution to the patient and embodies a collapsible drug container that can be filled... Agent: James E. Brunton, Esq.

20100094205 - Dosing and drive mechanism for drug delivery device: The present invention relates to drive mechanisms suitable for use in drug delivery devices, in particular pen-type injectors, wherein a number of pre-set doses of medicinal product can be administered. In particular, the present invention relates to such drug delivery devices where a user may activate the drug delivery device.... Agent: Andrea Q. Ryan Sanofi-aventis U.s. LLC

20100094206 - Drive mechanisms suitable for use in drug delivery devices: The present invention relates to drive mechanisms suitable for use in drug delivery devices, in particular pen-type injectors, wherein a number of pre-set doses of medicinal product can be administered. In particular, the present invention relates to such drug delivery devices where a user may activate the drug delivery device.... Agent: Andrea Q. Ryan Sanofi-aventis U.s. LLC

20100094207 - Drive mechanisms suitable for use in drug delivery devices: The present invention relates to drive mechanisms suitable for use in drug delivery devices, in particular pen-type injectors, wherein a number of pre-set doses of medicinal product can be administered. In particular, the present invention relates to such drug delivery devices where a user may activate the drug delivery device.... Agent: Andrea Q. Ryan Sanofi-aventis U.s. LLC

20100094208 - Dispenser for adhesive newtonian fluid: means (28) for mixing the adhesive fluid coming out from the syringe (5) and the propellant gas coming from said inlet (27) in order to obtain a mixture deliverable by atomization on a surface, said means (28) for mixing being shaped in such a way that the mixing of the... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100094209 - Valvuloplasty catheter and methods: A valvuloplasty catheter has a dog-bone shaped balloon with semi-compliant smaller diameter waist and non-compliant larger diameter bulbous end regions. The balloon centers across the valve with the waist adjacent to the annulus. One bulbous region serves to hyperextend the valve leaflets and the other assists in stabilizing the balloon... Agent: Inskeep Intellectual Property Group, Inc

20100094210 - Catheter with multilayer tube: An interventional catheter for angioplasty and the like, comprising a catheter tube including an outer tubular member, an inner tubular member disposed within the lumen of the outer tubular member, and a balloon attached to the distal end of the outer tubular member and the distal end of the inner... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20100094211 - Balloon catheter with improved pushability: Rapid exchange angioplasty catheters and methods of constructing rapid exchange angioplasty catheters including features that provide good pushability and kink resistance. In an illustrative embodiment, a catheter is provided, the illustrative catheter including a proximal hypotube section, which connects to a more distal braided catheter section. The braided catheter section... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20100094212 - Method for percutaneously implanting a medical catheter and medical catheter implanting assembly: A method for percutaneously implanting a medical catheter, such as a gastrostomy feeding tube, and a medical catheter implanting assembly. In one embodiment, the implanting assembly includes a gastrostomy feeding tube, an inner sheath and an outer sheath. The feeding tube has an internal bolster integrally formed at its distal... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100094213 - High performance balloon catheter/component: Composite fiber reinforced balloons for medical devices prepared by applying a web of fibers to the exterior of a preformed underlying balloon and encasing the web with a matrix material to form a composite balloon. The fiber web is applied to at least the cone portion of the underlying balloon... Agent: Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.

20100094214 - Automatic injection device with temporizing means: The present invention relates to an injection device (1) comprising:—a container (5) receiving a product, and provided with an injection needle (6),—a housing (9, 11) receiving said container, said container being movable relative to said housing between an initial position, an insertion position, and a final position,—retaining means (12, 15),... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20100094215 - Pump assembly with a removable cover assembly: An infusion pump assembly includes an enclosure assembly. A reservoir assembly is positioned at least partially within the enclosure assembly and is configured to contain an infusible fluid. A pump assembly is positioned at least partially within the enclosure assembly and is configured to effectuate the dispensing of the infusible... Agent: Holland & Knight LLP

20100094216 - Adjustable tip needle apparatus: The invention in at least one embodiment includes a device having a hub, a housing, a cannula, and a needle where the relative positions of the hub and the housing controls the relative positions of the cannula and the needle. In at least one embodiment, the housing includes a pathway... Agent: Cahn & Samuels LLP

20100094217 - Methods performed by medicine injection apparatuses: Operations performed by a medicine injector having a barrel with a receiving cavity to slidably receive a syringe subassembly for axial movement therein. Upon removal of a safety and release of a syringe driver, the syringe driver moves forward and injects the syringe needle. One or more penetration controls are... Agent: Gregory Ipl, P.C.

20100094218 - Special purpose fluid dispenser with pre-filled reservoir: A compact, nonelectric fluid dispenser for use in controllably dispensing beneficial agents such as propofol and dexmedetomidine hydrochloride to patients. The dispenser includes a fluid flow control assembly that precisely controls the flow of the medicament solution to the patient and embodies a collapsible, pre-filled drug container that contains the... Agent: James E. Brunton, Esq.

20100094219 - Special purpose fluid dispenser with pre-filled reservoir: A compact, nonelectric fluid dispenser for use in controllably dispensing beneficial agents such as propofol and dexmedetomidine hydrochloride to patients. The dispenser includes a fluid flow control assembly that precisely controls the flow of the medicament solution to the patient and embodies a collapsible, pre-filled drug container that contains the... Agent: James E. Brunton, Esq.

20100094220 - infusion pump assembly with a backup power supply: An infusion pump assembly includes a reservoir assembly configured to contain an infusible fluid. A motor assembly is configured to act upon the reservoir assembly and dispense at least a portion of the infusible fluid contained within the reservoir assembly. Processing logic is configured to control the motor assembly. A... Agent: Holland & Knight LLP

20100094224 - Fluid delivery device identification and loading system: A medical pump includes a chassis having a fixed seat, and a main carriage having a carriage footing for receiving a fluid delivery device and restricting its movement. An actuator automatically moves the main carriage between open and closed positions to engage the fluid delivery device to the seat. The... Agent: Brian R. Woodworth

20100094223 - Functional thin tube device: The object of the invention is to provide a functional thin tube device in which a pump and a liquid drawing device are constituted to be not separate without a sophisticated channel design and to correspond to various applications. A functional thin tube device includes a hollow tubular body, a... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.

20100094222 - Infusion pump assembly: An infusion pump assembly is disclosed. The infusion pump assembly includes a locking tab and a pump barrel inside a pump barrel housing, where the pump barrel accommodates a reservoir assembly. The reservoir assembly includes a reservoir and a plunger rod. The infusion pump assembly also includes a locking disc... Agent: Holland & Knight LLP

20100094221 - Multi-language / multi-processor infusion pump assembly: An infusion pump assembly includes a reservoir assembly configured to contain an infusible fluid. A motor assembly is configured to act upon the reservoir assembly and dispense at least a portion of the infusible fluid contained within the reservoir assembly. Processing logic is configured to control the motor assembly. The... Agent: Holland & Knight LLP

20100094226 - Slittable delivery device assembly for the delivery of a cardiac surgical device: An assembly for the delivery of a cardiac surgical device is disclosed herein. In one embodiment, the assembly includes a slittable delivery device and a bypass assembly. The slittable delivery device may include a hub, a shaft integrated into the hub and forming at least a segment of the circumferential... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.

20100094225 - Slittable delivery device for the delivery of a cardiac surgical device: Disclosed herein is a slittable delivery device for the delivery of a cardiac surgical device. The delivery device includes a hub and a shaft integrated into the hub. The shaft forms at least a segment of the circumferential surface of the hub. The delivery device may also include a hemostasis... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.

20100094227 - Single port access system: Embodiments of a surgical access system useful for single or limited port procedures comprise a trocar comprising a fixation cannula, a retractor, and a gel cap removably coupled to the retractor. The gel cap comprises a gel pad that acts as an artificial body wall, through which instruments may be... Agent: Applied Medical Resources Corporation

20100094228 - Trocar assembly: A surgical system comprising a cannula assembly and an obturator assembly for penetrating tissue is disclosed. A cover of the cannula assembly is mounted to a cannula housing and has a cover aperture therethrough. The cover has a trailing end face defining a predetermined geometrical configuration, at least a portion... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20100094229 - Spinal fluid introduction: A fluid introduction system includes an introducer configured to create a pressure of at least 69 kPa within a spine, and an operator configured to actuate the introducer to introduce fluid into the spine according to a predetermined fluid introduction profile. The system can include a computer readable medium having... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C. Smith & Nephew, Inc.

20100094230 - Polymer molding compounds containing partially neutralized agents: The invention relates to polymer molding compositions rendered antibacterial, antiprotozoic, or antimycotic by using partially neutralized active ingredients, to processes for their production, and to their use in moldings, in particular in medical items.... Agent: Baker Donelson Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

20100094231 - Devices and methods for tissue modification: Methods and apparatus are provided for selective surgical removal of tissue. In one variation, tissue may be ablated, resected, removed, or otherwise remodeled by standard small endoscopic tools delivered into the epidural space through an epidural needle. The sharp tip of the needle in the epidural space, can be converted... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP

20100094232 - Method for use of attachment device and system for corneal irrigating cannula: A cannula support serves in supporting a cannula relative to a non-contact lens assembly and a positioning mechanism for positioning the non-contact lens assembly. The cannula support includes a cannula holder and a gripper disposed relative to the cannula holder. The cannula holder is provided for receiving at least a... Agent: Martin & Ferraro, LLP

20100094233 - Apparatus for retaining & disposing bodily fluids: An Apparatus for Capturing Bodily Fluids and Disposing the Bodily Fluids to another location includes a Funnel and a Conduit. The Funnel comprises a capture distal end and a mating distal end. The Conduit comprises an elongate tube. The elongate tube comprises an anterior distal end and a posterior distal... Agent: Law Offices Of Andrew Schroeder

20100094234 - Drainage tube unit: A drainage tube unit for aspirating body fluids by means of a suction pump comprises a drainage tube (10) for aspirating the body fluids and at least one service tube (11), each of them with a patient-side end and a pump-side end, the patient-side ends of the drainage tube (10)... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

20100094235 - Canine diaper: A canine diaper, comprising: (a) an outer liner, wherein the outer liner is substantially liquid impermeable; (b) an inner liner, wherein the inner liner is substantially liquid permeable, and wherein the inner liner comprises an outer perimeter secured to the outer liner to enclose a cavity therebetween; (c) a cavity... Agent: King & Partners, PLC

20100094236 - Article comprising a flipped leg hoop and process for the manufacturing of such: The present invention relates to articles such as pants or pant-like structures, which comprise leg hoops which are folded over along a fold line and which encircle the legs of a wearer during use, and to the manufacturing of such articles. Such manufacturing is particularly suitable for the making of... Agent: Robert A. Haupt

20100094237 - Easy on-off device to support and change absorption pads for patients suffering from incontinence: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to apparati and associated methods for an easy on-off device to support and change absorption pads for patients suffering from incontinence.... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

20100094238 - Biodegradable tampon disposal bag: The biodegradable tampon disposal bag is a biodegradable, fluid resistant and sealable package for receiving used tampons and other feminine hygiene products for disposal thereof. The tampon disposal bag is formed as an envelope having a pair of longitudinally opposed, closed side edges, an open upper end, and a closed... Agent: Litman Law Offices, Ltd.

20100094239 - Disposable pants-type diaper: A disposable pants-type diaper of the present invention comprises a diaper main body including a front portion, a back portion, and a crotch portion positioned therebetween, and having a waist opening and a pair of leg openings formed by joining the front portion and the back portion; an absorbent core... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20100094240 - Variable stretch composites and methods of making the composite: Variable stretch composites having one or more first elastomeric members disposed on a first region of an extensible substrate, and one or more second elastomeric members disposed on a second region of the extensible substrate which different from the first elastomeric members to provide variable properties to said regions of... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20100094241 - Device for transferring a substance between containers: A transfer device for use in transferring a substance from a storage container into an ampoule that can be inserted into a device for dosed administration of substance, the transfer device including an adapter for securing the storage container and the ampoule relative to each other and coupling them to... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP

20100094242 - Port member for infusion solution bag, and infusion solution bag: Provided a port member for an infusion solution bag that is capable of suppressing occurrence of gaps or wrinkles in a sealed portion in a manufacturing process, and preventing damages to resin sheets of a bag body during storage or transportation. A port member for an infusion solution bag includes... Agent: Berliner & Associates

20100094243 - Nutritive substance delivery container: The invention comprises a novel apparatus for delivering a nutritive substance comprising a container body having a base at one end thereof, an upper portion adapted for removable receipt of a closure, the upper portion defining an opening therein, and a chamber defined by the container body, the chamber being... Agent: Waddey & Patterson, P.C.

20100094245 - Co-extrusion blow molding apparatus and method, and sealed empty devices: A device comprising a body including a first polymer and a closure including a second polymer that is substantially not bondable to the first polymer and has a relatively higher shrinkage rate than the first polymer, wherein at least a portion of the closure overlaps at least a portion of... Agent: Mccarter & English, LLP Hartford Cityplace I

20100094244 - Pierceable closure for medicine containers: A pierceable closure, such as a cap for a bottle for infusion solutions, has a peelable and sealable foil as a sterile cover of the pierceable location, which is configured as a metal or aluminum foil and which is connected or sealed to the closure in a peelable at a... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP

20100094247 - Bifurcated balloon & stent delivery system: A bifurcated balloon for in vivo use, comprises: a proximal hollow tubular element, two bifurcating hollow tubular elements extending distally from a distal end of the proximal hollow tubular element, each of the two elements comprising: a first distal tubular element guidable into a first branch of a vessel bifurcation,... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.

20100094246 - Long-term feed - elderly: The present invention provides methods of providing long-term and tube-fed nutrition to patients requiring same. More specifically, the present invention provides methods and compositions for providing long-term nutrition to an elderly patient.... Agent: Nestle Healthcare Nutrition

20100094248 - Multi-window guide tunnel: Described herein are devices and methods for delivering implants that comprise multiple coupled anchors. The anchors are secured to tissue using a multi-opening guide tunnel that is configured to releasably retain one or more portions of the implant located between two of the anchors. The releasable retention of one or... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20100094250 - Rotating stent delivery system for side branch access and protection and method of using same: A system for treatment of a vessel bifurcation and its method of use comprises a catheter having a catheter shaft, a portion of which is characterized as an axle about which a rotatable assembly is disposed and rotatable thereabout. The system employs a series of lumens, openings and/or ports to... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20100094249 - Wound treatment apparatus and methods: An wound treatment device includes a housing and a treatment tip. The housing retains a volume of treatment fluid. The treatment tip includes a recess, a peripheral edge surrounding the recess, and a fluid channel in view of communication with the recess and the volume of treatment fluid. The recess... Agent: Holland & Hart LLP

20100094251 - Infusion pump system and methods: Some embodiments an infusion pump system can be configured to modify alarm limit parameters as the user's insulin load increases or decreases. Moreover, in particular embodiments, the infusion pump system can be configured to provide a “missed bolus” or “missed meal” alarm in response to the user's blood glucose characteristics,... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100094255 - Cannulated sensing device: A cannulated sensing device is disclosed and can include a housing that can have a proximal end and a distal end. A cannula can extend from the proximal end of the housing to the distal end of the housing. Further, a sensor can be attached to the distal end of... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department

20100094253 - Drive mechanisms suitable for use in drug delivery devices: The present invention relates to drive mechanisms suitable for use in drug delivery devices, in particular pen-type injectors, wherein a number of pre-set doses of medicinal product can be administered. In particular, the present invention relates to such drug delivery devices where a user may activate the drug delivery device.... Agent: Andrea Q. Ryan Sanofi-aventis U.s. LLC

20100094254 - Formulation delivery device: The present invention provides a device for injection of formulations into a patient. In one embodiment the injection is sub-cutaneous. The device is convenient for injecting viscous formulations that would otherwise clog conventional injection devices, for example formulations containing microspheres, suspensions, and other viscous substances. Generally, the device features a... Agent: Intellectual Property Department Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

20100094252 - Subcutaneous delivery tool: Exemplary embodiments provide subcutaneous implantation tools and methods of implanting a subcutaneous micro-device using the same. Exemplary embodiments provide subcutaneous implantation tools including a syringe body, a dissection body, and a delivery assembly. Additional exemplary embodiments provide methods of implanting a subcutaneous micro-device, including inserting the dissection body of the... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20100094256 - Devices, systems, and methods for localized drug delivery: Devices, systems, and methods for localized drug delivery. In at least one embodiment of a method of localized drug delivery, the method comprises the steps of placing a resorbable device within a tube, introducing the tube within a mammalian body at or near a tissue and/or organ within the mammalian... Agent: Ice Miller LLP

20100094257 - Inventory sparing catheter system: Some embodiments relate to a catheter system having a changeable or adjustable working length. The catheter system can comprise a proximal end, a distal end, and a first axial lumen configured to receive a guidewire formed through at least a portion of the catheter body. A first opening can be... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100094258 - Catheter: A catheter body includes a hollow coil whose outer and inner surfaces are coated with outer and inner resin layers. A resin tip is provided at a distal end of the catheter body. The tip has a tapered section at a distal end of the tip. Also, an axially extending... Agent: Knoble, Yoshida & Dunleavy

20100094259 - Catheters and related devices for forming passageways between blood vessels or other anatomical structures: The inventions described in this patent application include i) a torqueable introducer sheath which is useable in conjunction with a transvascular passageway forming catheter to effect precise rotational control of the catheter; ii) an anchorable guide catheter which is useable in conjunction with an intravascular imaging catheter and a transvascular... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department

20100094260 - Luer lock adapter: An adapter for a medical receptacle having a skirt with an outside diameter and a threaded inside diameter, and a tapered post within the skirt, the adapter includes a proximal end portion having a threaded surface including at least one thread configured to threadingly engage the threaded inside diameter of... Agent: Hahn Loeser & Parks, LLP

20100094261 - System and method for administering an infusible fluid: A method, computer program product, and infusion pump assembly for administering a sequential, multi-part, infusion event, wherein the sequential, multi-part, infusion event includes a plurality of discrete infusion events. If a one-time infusion event is available to be administered, the administration of at least a portion of the plurality of... Agent: Holland & Knight LLP

  
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20100087770 - Medical apparatus for extracorporeal blood treatment: The medical apparatus has lines that are connected to the vascular system of a patient. To ensure that an accidental escape of blood is identified, a camera is provided and is directed at the extracorporeal blood circuit of the patient. The image signals from the camera are processed in the... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20100087772 - Blood processing device and method for purging a set of blood lines on a blood processing device: The invention relates to a method for the emptying of a blood tubing set of a blood treatment device comprising an extracorporeal blood circuit including a membrane filter having a first chamber and a second chamber separated therefrom by a membrane, said first chamber being flowed through by blood in... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20100087771 - Blood purification system: Provision of a blood purification system comprising a blood purification tubing and a blood purification apparatus particularly suitable for use in continuous hemofiltration in which in the treatment of a patient with renal disease, multiple organ failure, and the like, the amount of water removed from the patient and the... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100087773 - Device for supporting the heart and circulatory system: The present invention relates to a device for circulating a body fluid in a body of a living organism, especially to support the heart and/or circulation of the living organism, comprising a catheter device which has at least one inlet portion to take up the body fluid at at least... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.

20100087774 - Ocular implant with anchoring mechanism and multiple outlets: Devices and methods for treating ocular disorders are disclosed. One ocular implant, has a substantially straight, rigid, elongate body. The body has a self-trephinating distal portion that narrows toward a distal end, and at least one inlet that communicates with at least one inner lumen that communicates with a plurality... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100087775 - Methods and systems for toxin delivery to the nasal cavity: Methods and systems for delivering toxin and toxin fragments to a patient's nasal cavity provide for both release of the toxin and delivery of energy which selectively porates target cells to enhance uptake of the toxin. The use of energy-mediated delivery is particularly advantageous with light chain fragment toxins which... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100087776 - Process and apparatus for filling a syringe with a thoroughly mixed medical gas mixture: The present invention provides a system for filling a syringe with a small amount of a more precisely mixed medical gas mixture, the system comprising two or more sources for gas, a device for mixing the gases, a means for connecting the gas sources to the device for mixing the... Agent: Air Liquide Intellectual Property

20100087777 - Peritoneal dialysis machine with variable voltage input control scheme: A dialysis machine includes: (i) a source of peritoneal dialysis solution; (ii) a patient line for passing the peritoneal dialysis solution to the peritoneal cavity of a patient; (iii) a pump for pumping the peritoneal dialysis solution to the peritoneal cavity via the patient line; (iv) a heater for heating... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100087778 - Controllable drug delivery device: A controllable drug delivery device for delivering a liquid injectable drug, said device comprising a drug reservoir (22), a drug administration device (28), a displacement-generating battery (20), and a current-depletion circuit (85), wherein displacement generated by said battery as current is depleted from the battery by the current depletion circuit... Agent: Mccarter & English, LLP Hartford Cityplace I

20100087779 - Instrument and device for varicose sclerotherapy: A mixing portion is provided between a medical fluid container connecting portion 5 to which an opening of a medical fluid container 100 for a sclerosing agent is to be connected and a gas container connecting portion 6 to which an opening of a gas container 200 for a gas... Agent: Roberts Mlotkowski Safran & Cole, P.C. Intellectual Property Department

20100087780 - Wire guide having variable flexibility and method of use thereof: The present invention generally relates to a medical surgical device and specifically a wire guide for percutaneous placement within a body lumen. The flexibility of the wire guide may be varied while it is in place within the body lumen. One embodiment of the wire guide includes and a distal... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20100087781 - Minimally invasive methods for thermal treatment: An embodiment of the invention includes inserting into a gastrointestinal lumen, a catheter having a first balloon and a second balloon spaced from the first balloon. The first balloon and the second balloon are inflated to sealingly engage the lumen. A liquid is introduced into a volume bounded by the... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP

20100087782 - Catheter balloon having stretchable integrated circuitry and sensor array: A system, device and method are presented for utilizing stretchable active integrated circuits with inflatable bodies. The invention allows for such operative features to come into direct contact with body structures, such as the inner wall of a lumen. Such direct contact increases accuracy of measurement and delivery of therapy.... Agent: Gtc Law Group LLP & Affiliates

20100087783 - Medical devices for delivery of therapeutic agents to body lumens: In accordance with one aspect, the invention provides a drug delivery device for delivery of a drug to the body. The device is provided with at least one layer that comprises drug-containing particles.... Agent: Mayer & Williams PC

20100087784 - Safety needle assembly: A safety needle assembly comprises a cannula holding member, a cannula fixed to the cannula holding member, and a safety device mounted on the cannula holding member. The cannula holding member includes one or more outwardly directed fins extending longitudinally along at least a portion of the cannula holding member.... Agent: Terumo Medical Corporation

20100087785 - Administering apparatus with functional drive element: An apparatus for administering a fluid product, including a housing, a product member for accommodating the fluid product and/or a reservoir for the fluid product, which product member can be moved relative to the housing from a start position to an inserted position along a longitudinal axis of the housing,... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department

20100087786 - Automatic liquid drug preparation apparatus for the preparation of a predetermined dosage of liquid drug: Automatic liquid drug preparation apparatus for preparing a liquid drug assemblage with a predetermined dosage of liquid drug. The liquid drug assemblage is prepared from a preparatory assemblage including a fluid control device having a body member with a syringe port, a vial adapter, and an administration port, a vial... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP

20100087787 - Protective device for an injection needle: Protective devices for injection needles or infusion needles that include a needle holder at a proximal end of the needle, on whose shaft a protective element for the needle tip can be positioned and moved, are herein disclosed. The protective element is configured to block the needle tip following an... Agent: Klein, O'neill & Singh, LLP

20100087788 - Anti-infective alcohol catheter solution with chlorhexidine treated catheter: Implantable catheters treated with chlorhexidine and methods for disinfecting the catheters with alcohol are provided.... Agent: Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP

20100087789 - Apparatus and methods for making coated liners and tubular devices including such liners: A medical device includes a proximal end, a distal end sized for introduction into a body lumen, and a lumen extending between the proximal and distal ends. The tubular device includes an inner liner including a coating on an inner surface thereof, a reinforcing layer surrounding at least a portion... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP

20100087790 - Direct delivery applicator assembly and method of use: An applicator directly delivers one or more active ingredients, such as flea, tick, or insect repellant to an animal's skin. The applicator comprises an applicator base connected to an applicator head having at least on prong member constructed with an internal channel therein in communication with a delivery aperture. A... Agent: Ernest D. Buff Ernest D. Buff And Associates, LLC.

20100087791 - System and method for using micro-electro-mechanical systems (mems) to heal wounds: A system and method for treating a tissue site of a patient may include sensing one or more characteristics of exudate fluid of a tissue site of a patient. A level of the sensed one or more characteristics of the exudate fluid may be measured, and, in response to the... Agent: Kinetic Concepts, Inc. C/o Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20100087792 - switching device and an irrigation system comprising the device: The invention provides a switching device for an irrigation system. The switching device provides selective communication between a supply port to which a supply of fluid under pressure can be attached and a balloon port to which a fixing balloon of a catheter can be attached, and between the supply... Agent: Coloplast A/s Attention: Corporate Patents

20100087793 - Absorbent article with fastening flaps: An absorbent article (1) includes an absorbent body (5) arranged superpositioned onto a backsheet (4). The absorbent article (1) has a side edge (6; 12a, 12b) encompassing the absorbent article (1). The absorbent article (1) includes at least one fastening tab (2) positioned along the side edge (6; 12a, 12b).... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100087794 - Reusable diapers: According to various aspects, exemplary embodiments are provided of reusable diapers. In an exemplary embodiment, a reusable diaper may generally include a forward portion, a rearward portion, a crotch portion, and first and second waist portions. At least a three-by-three array of snap members may be along the forward portion... Agent: Harness, Dickey, & Pierce, P.l.c

20100087795 - Self-learning drug delivery system: Self-learning process for automatically adjusting a dosage of a substance administered to a person by a drug delivery device, a drug delivery device, wherein a dosage of a substance is adjusted by such a self-learning process and a drug delivery system comprising such a drug delivery device. Pain is experienced... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100087796 - Method for controlling a pump drive: A syringe pump and associated computer are provided to achieve an ultra-low flow rate. The computer may generate syntax commands to a motion controller of the syringe pump to displace a plunger by a selected number of steps or increments and pause a period of time before repeating the displace... Agent: Hodgson Russ LLP The Guaranty Building

20100087797 - Method and apparatus for inserting a rectal suppository: Rectal suppositories are used to administer a predetermined drug dosage to treat a variety of diseases and symptoms in a variety of patient populations. Certain medical conditions, such as digestive disorders, may be more effectively treated when the suppository is placed in a particular location of the patient's anal canal... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.

20100087798 - Systems, methods and devices for using a flowable medium for distending a hollow organ: Systems, methods, apparatus and devices for performing improved gynecologic and urologic procedures using a flowable distension media are disclosed. The system and devices provide simplified use and reduced risk of adverse events. Patient benefit is achieved through improved outcomes, reduced pain, especially peri-procedural pain, and reduced recovery times. The various... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100087799 - Method for administering a fluid active substance from a multi-chamber ampoule: An administering device for administering an active substance from a multi-chamber container comprising a first chamber holding a solid active substance and a second chamber holding a dissolving liquid for the active substance, wherein the administering device comprises a mixing device for mixing the active substance with the dissolving liquid... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department

20100087800 - Medical product, and a method of sterilizing a medical product: A medical product is configured for use in a medical system. A method is provided for sterilizing the product. A connector connects a first subsystem and a second subsystem, containing a medical fluid, for transport of the medical fluid from the second subsystem to the first subsystem. The connector comprises... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100087801 - Packaging for a medical article and a catheter in such a packaging: The invention provides a packaging for a medical article e.g. for a urinary catheter. The medical article is stored in a compartment and can be accessed by detaching a first element from a second element thereby forming an opening into the compartment. The first element comprises a suction cup or... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

  
04/01/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications

20100081985 - Platelet additive solution for leukoreducing white blood cells in apheresed platelets: This invention relates to a method of reducing residual white blood cells in an apheresed platelet product. The method includes the steps of adding to the platelet product a solution comprising sodium chloride and magnesium and inducing degradation of the residual white blood cells.... Agent: Caridianbct, Inc. Mail Stop: 810 1f2

20100081986 - Valved hemodialysis catheter: A dialysis catheter includes an elongate catheter member having an outer wall member defining proximal and distal end regions and a longitudinal axis, and defining first and second longitudinal lumens. The outer member includes first and second ports in respective fluid communication with the first and second longitudinal lumens. The... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20100081987 - Vacuum-stabilized ablation system: Cardiac ablation systems include vacuum-stabilized, irrigated ablation devices that have ablating elements capable of providing regions of relatively low pressure to maintain the ablating element in a stable position relative to the tissue, or minimize relative movement of the ablating element relative to the tissue. The ablation elements have integrated... Agent: Sjm/afd-wiley Legal Department

20100081988 - First-entry trocar system: A surgical access system comprises a trocar, an insufflating optical obturator slidably insertable into the trocar, and a laparoscope slidably insertable into the obturator. A distal end of the obturator comprises a tip, at least a portion of which comprises a wall with a generally uniform thickness comprising a transparent... Agent: Applied Medical Resources Corporation

20100081989 - Arrangement for transferring an ovum from a follicle: An apparatus for transferring an ovum from a follicle with a double lumen needle having at the distal needle end an aspiration lumen for removing an ovum from a follicle and a flushing lumen, the double lumen needle comprising an outer tube with an internally located inner tube that extends... Agent: Peacock Myers, P.C.

20100081990 - Medical device having prefilled ballon: A medical device including an element defining a central lumen and a secondary lumen. The device includes a prefilled balloon having an interior surface operatively communicates with the secondary lumen. The device includes a securement balloon having an interior surface communicating with the secondary lumen. The securement balloon, secondary lumen,... Agent: Tyco Healthcare - Edward S. Jarmolowicz

20100081991 - Skin level device for use with gastrostomy tube: A gastrostomy tube including a body having a hub portion and a tubular portion. The body defines a primary lumen having a first end in communication with an opening in the hub portion. The primary lumen has a second end in communication with an opening located in the tubular portion.... Agent: Tyco Healthcare - Edward S. Jarmolowicz

20100081992 - Expandable member formed of a fibrous matrix for intraluminal drug delivery: An intraluminal catheter device having an expandable member formed of a matrix of fiber elements with a therapeutic agent incorporated therein. The therapeutic agent can be coated on the fiber elements in a co-axial configuration. The fiber elements may also have a second coating including a protective substance surrounding the... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.

20100081993 - Medical device mechanical pump: A medical device pump with a housing with a compartment for removably receiving a cartridge containing a therapeutic agent, a conduit configured to operatively provide a fluid flow path for therapeutic agent to exit from the cartridge, a user activated delivery button, a trigger mechanism, and a mechanical pump mechanism.... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100081994 - Self retaining laparoscopic trocar system-zisow trocar sleeve system: During laparoscopic surgery trocars often slip out of their original placement through the layers of the abdominal wall surrounding the abdomen. This causes the access to the peritoneal cavity to be lost, often at a critical moment during surgery. This necessitates various maneuvers to replace the trocar which waste time... Agent: David Leslie Zisow, Md

20100081995 - Variable surgical access device: Various devices are provided for allowing multiple surgical instruments to be inserted through a single surgical access device at variable angles of insertion, allowing for ease of manipulation within a patient's body while maintaining insufflation. Safety shields and release mechanisms are also provided for use with various surgical access devices.... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery/nutter, Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20100081996 - Transparent catheter securement system: A securement device for securing a catheter to a patient is provided. The securement device includes a base including a support member and at least one securement arm extending away from the support member. The support member defines a cradle portion, the cradle portion of the support member being configured... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20100081997 - Dosage delivery device: A dosage delivery device having a housing within which is formed a reservoir, with a plunger located within the reservoir and movable to dispense a material from a discharge opening of the reservoir. The device includes a plunger actuation mechanism, which is movable between a contracted storage position, in which... Agent: Edwin D. Schindler

20100081998 - Syringe protector: A syringe protector. The syringe protector includes a clamping member, a guard member, and a retaining member. The clamping member being able to lockably engage the needle guard and allow the passage of a needle therethrough. Insertion of the clamping member into the guard member creates a locking interaction between... Agent: Ice Miller LLP

20100081999 - Syringe, in particular for veterinary-medicine applications: A syringe for veterinary-medicine applications has a main body with a syringe cylinder whose discharge-side end is connected to a cannula and in which a piston connected to a piston rod is situated so it is displaceable. The syringe includes a protective module including protective cap and a securing element.... Agent: Patterson, Thuente, Skaar & Christensen, P.A.

20100082000 - Catheter system with reinforced member: A catheter system for positioning of a medical instrument within a body. The catheter system includes a hub defining a main lumen therethrough for passage of the medical instrument. The catheter system also includes an elongate tubular member defining a lumen therethrough. The lumen of the elongate tubular member is... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20100082001 - Anti-free flow mechanism for enteral feeding pumps: An anti-free-flow mechanism includes an occluder mechanism which is disposed along a segment of tubing and a mounting structure. The occluder mechanism is normally in a biased closed position, but may be moved into an open position by placement in the mounting structure. However, unless force is applied to keep... Agent: BatemanIPLaw Group

20100082002 - Protector cover assembly: The invention relates to a needle protector assembly comprising a needle of a disposable medical device and a protective cover for the needle, wherein the needle is attached to a needle hub which can be moved relative to the protective cover between a position of use in which at least... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100082003 - Compositions and methods for coating medical implants: Medical implants are provided which release an anthracycline, fluoropyrimidine, folic acid antagonist, podophylotoxin, camptothecin, hydroxyurea, and/or platinum complex, thereby inhibiting or reducing the incidence of infection associated with the implant.... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20100082004 - Collection catheter and kit: A catheter for collecting fluid such as blood from a vessel such as a coronary sinus of a patient has an elongated, flexible tubular portion and an annular sealing member spaced from a distal end of the tubular member. A proximal end of the tubular member is adapted to be... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20100082006 - Developmentally designed diaper: The present disclosure provides a developmentally designed diaper for LBW infants that is based on NIDCAP principals to allow for the proper positioning of a LBW infants limbs while wearing the diaper.... Agent: Klein, O'neill & Singh, LLP

20100082005 - Disposable hygiene article: A disposable hygiene article has an absorbing element component (12) which is used for storing body liquids and can also contain superabsorbent materials. The absorbing element component (12) is provided with a first area (18, 20), an absorbent material of which has a mass per unit area that increases towards... Agent: Dreiss, Fuhlendorf, Steimle & Becker

20100082007 - Post-operative garments and methods for controlling post-operative leakage: A post-operative garment comprising a garment body having an outside surface and an inside surface, the garment body being positionable on a body portion of an individual to exert a substantially uniform magnitude of compression pressure upon the body portion; and at least one fastener part on an inside surface... Agent: O''brien Jones, PLLC

20100082008 - Feminine hygiene article with visual indicator: A feminine hygiene article (10) having a longitudinal axis (L), a transverse axis (T) and a periphery. The article comprises a backsheet (16) and a topsheet (12). The backsheet (16) has a body-facing side and a garment-facing side, wherein the garment-facing side comprises an adhesive area (24) and a non-adhesive... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20100082010 - Reservoir connector: A method and apparatus for a connection interface between a reservoir or syringe, infusion set tubing, and an infusion pump is provided. A base is provided which is adapted to receive a reservoir. The base has a base engagement member, such as a detent, projecting therefrom. A cap is provided... Agent: Gates & Cooper LLP Howard Hughes Center

20100082009 - Spring-loaded cartridge cap: Described is a spring-loaded cartridge cap for use in a drug infusion pump. The cap is ejected if it is not properly inserted into the pump. In one embodiment, the cap includes three detent pins that mate with detents in a cartridge chamber within the drug infusion pump. As the... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100082011 - Fluid detection in an enteral feeding set: Detection of fluid conditions in an administration set. A light source is positioned to transmit an infrared light through administration set tubing and any fluid therein. A light sensor senses the infrared light transmitted through the tubing and generates an output signal. A frequency of the output signal is a... Agent: Tyco Healthcare - Edward S. Jarmolowicz

20100082012 - Double balloon catheter and methods for homogeneous drug delivery using the same: The invention, in one embodiment, is directed to a catheter for site-specific delivery of a therapeutic agent to a blood vessel of a patient. The catheter further includes an elongated shaft having at least one inner lumen, a distal end and a proximal end and proximal and distal vessel-conforming balloons... Agent: Swiss Tanner, P.C. P.o. Box 1749

20100082013 - Diluent/medication mixing syringe assembly: A diluent/medication mixing syringe assembly is described which includes a cannula which extends through a syringe plunger assembly into a reservoir of the syringe assembly. The cannula facilitates injection of a diluent, medication or other fluid into the fluid reservoir of the syringe assembly immediately prior to use for mixing... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20100082014 - Guidewire replacement device: A guidewire exchange device is configured to exchange a guidewire associated with a guidewire port in a medical device. The guidewire exchange device is further configured to interface with the medical device at the guidewire port, remove the guidewire from the medical device, and insert a replacement guidewire.... Agent: Workman Nydegger

20100082015 - Device for interfacing with standard luer lock syringes: An interface device is described which includes a body defining one or more cylindrical bores which are dimensioned to receive a standard luer lock syringe. Each bore includes a plunger movably positioned therein from a retracted position to an advanced position. The plunger and the distal end of the bore... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20100082016 - Ball-valve actuation mechanism: A valve assembly for use with a catheter assembly is provided. The valve assembly includes a valve housing adapted for fluid engagement with a catheter assembly, the valve housing defining a longitudinal axis and having an internal passageway for flow of fluids relative to the catheter assembly, a valve member... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

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