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Surgery May archived by USPTO category 05/10

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05/27/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category

20100130904 - Method to inhibit proliferation and growth of metastases: The present invention provides a method to reduce the amount of undesired growth factors in the circulating blood of a subject to prevent tumor growth and proliferation during or after a wound healing and/or other local tissue repair process on a subject, comprising extracorporeal adsorption of growth factors from blood... Agent: Ronald I. Eisenstein

20100130905 - Method and device for checking the correct coupling of a supply device to a therapy device: This invention relates to a method for checking the correct coupling of an adding device to a therapeutic appliance, which includes an extracorporeal circuit with which the adding device is connected such that a drug can be introduced into the extracorporeal circuit by means of the adding device during operation... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20100130906 - Hemodialysis device, hemodiafiltration device, method for taking a sample in corresponding devices and sampling kit for use in corresponding devices and method: The invention relates to the field of equipment for renal replacement therapy. It is based on the observation that connections (14, 15, 101) already present in a hemodialysis machine or hemodiafiltration machine (10) may also be used directly for sampling for the connection to a hemodialyzer or for providing replacement... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20100130907 - Article of manufacture used in contact with human body surfaces: The present invention provides an article designed to deliver the active ingredients to the various body cavities such vaginal, oral, nasal and rectal, further the article is designed in such a manner that it can be easily arranged and configured to fit into vaginal, oral, nasal, and rectal cavities.... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100130908 - Method of use of porphyrins in preparing a medicament for sonodynamic therapy and a method of sonodynamic therapy using porphyrins: e

20100130910 - Patches and method for the transdermal delivery of a therapeutically effective amount of iron: Embodiments of the invention provide patches for the transdermal delivery of iron-containing compositions to an individual suffering from an iron deficiency. Many embodiments provide an iontophoretic patch for the transdermal delivery of a therapeutically effective amount of iron. The patch comprises an electrode and a reservoir containing a composition comprising... Agent: Bell & Associates

20100130911 - Plasma source: The invention relates to a plasma source (1) comprising: a conduit (3, 4) carrying a gas flow and an ionization chamber (10) in which a plasma is generated, wherein the ionization chamber (10) is connected to the conduit (3, 4), so that the gas flow in the conduit (3, 4)... Agent: Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen & Pokotilow, Ltd.

20100130909 - Treatment of barrett's esophagus using photodynamic therapy: A method for treatment of Barrett's esophagus comprising the steps of: injecting HPPH in a physiologically compatible medium into a patient having Barrett's esophagus tissue to provide a dose level of 3 through 5 mg/m2 of body surface area, waiting for a time period of 24 through 60 hours to... Agent: Michael L. Dunn

20100130913 - Integrated catheter and pulse generator systems and methods: Disclosed herein, among other things, is a system for providing pacing during revascularization. An embodiment of the system includes an angioplasty or stent delivery catheter system having a catheter, a balloon and an inflation device adapted to inflate and deflate the balloon for delivery of a stent. The embodiment also... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm

20100130912 - Patches and methods for the transdermal delivery of a therapeutically effective amount of iron: Embodiments of the invention provide patches for the transdermal delivery of iron-containing compositions to an individual suffering from an iron deficiency. Many embodiments provide an iontophoretic patch for the transdermal delivery of a therapeutically effective amount of iron. The patch comprises an electrode and a reservoir containing a composition comprising... Agent: Bell & Associates

20100130915 - Application of vacuum as a method and mechanism for controlling eye chamber stability: A phacoemulsification system for operating a surgical handpiece having a handpiece; an irrigation fluid source for supplying irrigation fluid to the eye; an aspiration source coupled to the handpiece in order to aspirate the irrigation fluid from the eye through the handpiece; and a controller for controlling a vacuum in... Agent: Abbott Medical Optics, Inc.

20100130914 - Method of controlling a surgical system based on irrigation flow: A surgical system that is able to sense the onset of an occlusion or other surgical event as well as the instant an occlusion breaks. To help avoid overheating of the tip, the system determines a temperature of an eye using irrigation flow rate and reduces the power to the... Agent: Alcon

20100130916 - Apparatus for transportation of oxygen to implanted cells: Apparatus is provided which includes a housing, configured for insertion into a body of a subject. The apparatus includes functional cells coupled to the housing and a source of oxygen configured to supply oxygen to the functional cells. The apparatus further includes an oxygen delivery interface configured to receive oxygen... Agent: Abelman, Frayne & Schwab

20100130917 - Gas blowing device for an optimal and safe of pressuries gas vessels: A medical gas insufflation device comprising at least a gas outlet circuit, a connector for connecting a pressurized vessel in which the gas is packaged, an expander placed between the connector and the gas outlet circuit, a high-pressure sensor placed between the connector and the expander, a flow meter placed... Agent: Clark & Brody

20100130920 - Dialysis machine having auto-connection system with roller occluder: A medical fluid or dialysis system includes an auto-connection mechanism that connects connectors from the supply bags to dialysis cassette ports or cassette supply lines. The system provides for multiple, e.g., four, supply bags, which can be connected to a manifold of the auto-connection mechanism. Tip protecting caps that protect... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100130918 - Systems and methods for removing air from supply containers and associated fill tubing: In one embodiment, a patient connection system for peritoneal dialysis includes: a housing; a fill container occluder valve carried by the housing; a drain container occluder valve carried by the housing; a shunt connector positioned at the housing, so as to be removeably connected into a fill container line and... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100130919 - Systems and methods for removing air from the patient's peritoneal cavity: A peritoneal dialysis (“PD”) connection apparatus includes a first connector for connecting to a PD fluid fill line; a second connector in fluid communication with the first connector, the second connector including a filter configured to allow air but not fluid to pass through the filter; and an air-tight cap... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100130921 - Nipple covering member and breast pump: A nipple coating member and a milking device for gathering mother's milk effectively. The pad of a milking device comprises a tubular frame having a large diameter side opening for inserting the nipple formed on one end side and a small diameter side opening formed on the other end side,... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100130922 - Fluid connection assembly with locking mechanism: In general, this disclosure relates to techniques for implementation and use of a fluid connection assembly, having a locking mechanism, which may be connected to a medical fluid injection device. An example fluid connection assembly includes at least one fluid connector, a mating mechanism coupled to the at least one... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert, P. A.

20100130923 - Apparatus and method for inserting a catheter: A delivery apparatus for a stimulating catheter has a conductive wire wound within a reel dispenser. The reel dispenser has a base portion and a rotating portion that are coupled at the axle with the rotating portion rotatable relative to the base portion. The proximal region of the conductive wire... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20100130924 - Steerable access sheath and methods of use: The present invention provides devices, systems, methods and kits for endoscopically accessing a body cavity and providing a directed pathway toward a target tissue within the cavity. The directed pathway is provided by an access sheath which is positioned in a desired configuration, generally directed toward the target tissue. Depending... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP/evalve Inc. (020489)

20100130925 - Robust catheter tubing: A balloon catheter having a multilayer catheter shaft is formed to have an inner layer and an outer layer, where the inner layer and outer layer are selected from materials that enhance the pushability of the catheter while preserving the flexibility. Using a combination of a high Shore D duromater... Agent: Fulwider Patton, LLP (abbott)

20100130926 - Robust catheter tubing: A multilayer balloon catheter is formed to have an inner layer and an outer layer, where the outer layer is adapted to resist shredding and premature rupture. The outer layer is formed of a material having a glass transition temperature that is lower than the transition or melting temperature of... Agent: Fulwider Patton, LLP (abbott)

20100130927 - Low compliant catheter tubing: combination of at least two polyamides. The catheter component can be made from a blend of the two polyamides, or a co-extrusion of the two polyamides with an inner layer and an outer layer. The first polyamide has a Shore D durometer hardness of more than seventy seven (77), and... Agent: Fulwider Patton, LLP (abbott)

20100130928 - Combined container-syringe: The combined container-syringe 1 has a cylindrical cylinder 7 that is filled with a drug solution and an injection needle is mounted on the front end thereof; an engagement portion 13 that is provided at the front end side of the cylinder; a finger grip 9 that is provided on... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP

20100130929 - Apparatus and method for controlling a vacuum source to establish fluid flow: A flow control system that includes a vacuum device configured to control the level of vacuum applied for urging the flow of aspirated fluid from a surgical site, and a vacuum sensor configured to communicate a signal representative of the sensed vacuum level. A flow sensor control is configured to... Agent: Bausch & Lomb Incorporated

20100130930 - autoinjector: An autoinjector comprising an outer housing in which is mounted a syringe, the autoinjector further comprising an inner housing intermediate the outer housing and the syringe and an energy source in communication with said inner housing, wherein the inner housing is moveable by the energy source between three positions, namely... Agent: Sheridan Ross PC

20100130931 - Fluid delivery device: A method and an apparatus for delivery of a therapeutic fluid to the body of a patient are provided. The apparatus includes a dispensing unit having a driving mechanism and a pumping mechanism for pumping the fluid to the body of the patient and a collapsible reservoir fillable with the... Agent: Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo

20100130933 - Medication managment system: A medication management system (MMS) includes a medication management unit (MMU) associated with a medical device. The MMU downloads medication delivery code based on a medication delivery order to the medical device only if information from a first input matches information from a second input. The medical device receives delivery... Agent: Brian R. Woodworth

20100130932 - Positive displacement pump: Systems, methods and apparatuses for delivering therapeutic fluid to the body of a patient are disclosed. The apparatus includes a dispensing unit having a driving mechanism, a pumping mechanism, a reservoir containing therapeutic fluid, and an outlet port. The driving mechanism causes the pumping mechanism to positively displace therapeutic fluid... Agent: Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo

20100130934 - Pumping unit for enteral or parenteral nutrition or perfusion: The invention relates to a single-use pumping casing (A) provided with an inlet duct (6), a discharge duct (7) and a alternating-movement pumping member (1a), a driving mechanism including a member (4) for driving the pumping member (1a) in at least one of the alternating movements thereof. The driving mechanism... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100130935 - Apparatus and methods for fluid pressurizing units of injection systems: An injection system includes a syringe, which preferably includes larger and smaller inner diameters, and a plunger. A wiper sidewall of the plunger defines a cavity, into which a plunger shaft of the system is inserted, for moving the plunger, within the syringe, for fluid injection. The plunger includes a... Agent: Intellectual Property Group Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

20100130936 - Introducer sheath and methods of making: An introducer sheath and methods of making the introducer sheath are described. The introducer sheath may include a hub portion and a tubular portion. The hub portion may include a substantially non-planar valve portion in a relaxed state. The valve portion may include an aperture configured to receive a medical... Agent: Workman Nydegger

20100130937 - Introducer sheath and methods of making: An introducer sheath and methods of making the introducer sheath are described. The introducer sheath may include a hub portion and a tubular portion. The tubular portion may extend from the hub portion. A lumen may extend between a proximal end and a distal end of the tubular portion. At... Agent: Workman Nydegger

20100130938 - Delivery and exchange catheter for storing guidewire: A support catheter for stowing and exchanging guidewires and other working elements comprises a catheter body having a proximal region and a distal region. A single, contiguous lumen is formed from the proximal region through the distal region and has a larger proximal cross-sectional area than distal cross-sectional area.... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100130939 - Introducer sheath and methods of making: An introducer sheath and methods of making the introducer sheath are described. The introducer sheath may include a hub portion and a tubular portion. The hub portion may include a substantially non-planar valve portion in a relaxed state. The valve portion may include an aperture configured to receive a medical... Agent: Workman Nydegger

20100130940 - Method of making microneedle array and device for applying microneedle array to skin: Microneedle arrays and drug delivery devices are provided for transdermally delivering a drug formulation to a patient. The microneedle array device includes a substantially planar substrate having an array of apertures; and a plurality of microneedles projecting at angle from the planar substrate, the microneedles having a base portion integrally... Agent: Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

20100130941 - Audible and tactile feedback: A rotational locking mechanism for securing a catheter to a surgical implant is disclosed. The locking mechanism includes a deflectable extension extending from the surgical implant about the catheter attached to the surgical implant. The shape of the deflectable extension defines a slot therein. A connector having at least one... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100130942 - Device for securing intravenous needles to treatment sites: The invention is directed to a system and device for securing one or more intravenous needles or cannulas to a patient in a treatment site such as on an arm, hand or leg. The device includes a semi-rigid but flexible pad that is placed in a location which is opposite... Agent: Isaac A. Angres

20100130943 - Infusion device and method with disposable portion: A delivery device includes a durable housing portion and a separable disposable portion that selectively engage and disengage from each other. The disposable housing portion secures to the patient and may be disposed of after it has been in use for a prescribed period. Components that normally come into contact... Agent: Foley & Lardner

20100130944 - Flow control devices for ophthalmic surgery: A flow control device for providing flow resistance to a surgical handpiece during ophthalmic surgery. The flow control device includes a chamber having two sides in parallel separated by a height, an inlet port extending tangentially from the chamber in parallel with the two sides for coupling to a surgical... Agent: Bausch & Lomb Incorporated

20100130945 - Treatment of tissue via application of magnetic field: A method of preconditioning a potentially ischemic myocardium or treating a myocardium under an ischemic distress event is disclosed. The method comprises exposing the myocardium to an alternating magnetic field at a frequency of from 15.5N Hz to about 16.5N Hz or from 7.8 Hz to 8.2 Hz and duration... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.

20100130946 - Heel cap for skin treatment: A heel cap is provided. The heel cap includes a body having an outer surface and an inner surface. At least a portion of the outer surface and the inner surface are made of the same type of plastic. The body has a back wall, a left side wall, a... Agent: J. Bennett Mullinax, LLC

20100130948 - Medical drainage device and a fill funnel for a medical drainage device: A medical drainage device is provided which includes a casing and a chamber for indicating the amount of suction applied to an animal or human body by the height of a water column. A fill funnel is further provided, which is attached to an opening in the casing for filling... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20100130947 - Mobile chest drainage unit, thoracic catheter, system comprising a mobile chest drainage unit and a thoracic catheter, and manufacturing method thereof: The present disclosure relates to a mobile chest drainage unit connectable to a thoracic catheter for suctioning air and/or fluid from a patient's body. The present disclosure further relates to a thoracic catheter connectable to a mobile chest drainage unit. The thoracic catheter includes at least one sensor for measuring... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20100130949 - Catheter drainage system: This invention provides systems and methods to collect biological fluids from a catheterized or intubated animal. Drainage tubes are provided that reduce fluid back pressure by avoiding the formation of dependent loops. Low aspect ratio collection receptacles are provided that rest on a flat surface to improve fluid flows and/or... Agent: Quine Intellectual Property Law Group, P.C.

20100130951 - Coating compositions and coated substrates for articles of manufacture used in contact with human body surfaces: A composition of matter includes a flexible substrate and a coating disposed on the substrate. The coating comprises about 10-60 wt-% of a waxy compound and about 90-40 wt-% of a diluent. The coating forms a stable liquid mixture at a temperature between about 35° C. and about 100° C.,... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100130950 - Process for gentle mixing and coating of superabsorbers: The present invention relates to a process for the production of a superabsorber, comprising as steps providing a water-absorbing polymer structure, bringing the water-absorbing polymer structure into contact with a modifying agent, preferably a modifying agent, and the further treatment of the water-absorbing polymer structure which has been brought into... Agent: Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP

20100130952 - Disposable diaper: [Means for Solving Problem] To a top sheet 30, comprising a widthwise central region 31 extending from front to back ends through a portion corresponding to an intergluteal cleft; left- and right-side intermediate regions 32, 32 that are positioned on left and right sides of the widthwise central region and... Agent: Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

20100130954 - Sealing pattern for tampon overwrap: Tampons are packaged in a substantially cylindrical wrapper formed of a flexible, sheet-like material that is closed with one or more attachment zones having one or more gaps crossed by a line of weakness. The wrapper is closed at both ends and has a longitudinal seam area in which overlapping... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100130953 - Tampon overwrap: A packaged elongate intravaginal device has an overwrap substantially enclosing the device. The overwrap has a longitudinal overlap seam disposed generally parallel to the longitudinal axis. The seam includes one ply of overwrap material disposed at a first margin of a overwrap blank superposed on a second ply of overwrap... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100130955 - Reusable absorbent article for ambulatory users: The invention is a reusable, absorbent article, such as a diaper. The article comprises a main article assemblage and extensible hip panels attached to opposite sides of the posterior end of the assemblage. The assemblage further comprises: an impermeable exterior layer; a moisture transmitting, skin facing, layer; and, one or... Agent: Lackenbach Siegel, LLP

20100130956 - Pant-type absorbent article: A pant-type absorbent article having an absorbent assembly having an absorbent core and a chassis, wherein the front and back portions are joined to each other along two opposite longitudinal side edges to define a waist-opening and a pair of leg-openings, at least one of the front and back portions... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100130957 - Collapsible fluid reservoir: Described is a collapsible fluid reservoir that may be expanded during use and collapsible to lie substantially flat when not in use. According to one embodiment, a collapsible fluid reservoir can include a substantially non-rigid container having a substantially open proximal end and a substantially sealed distal end opposite the... Agent: Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

20100130958 - Device and methods for subcutaneous delivery of high viscosity fluids: The present invention provides infusion devices and methods for subcutaneous delivery of high viscosity fluids. The devices and methods described are innovative subcutaneous infusion systems that allow for the rapid delivery of viscous therapeutic fluids while avoiding adverse side effects and promoting patient comfort. The devices and methods described are... Agent: Dla Piper LLP (us)

20100130959 - Device and method for delivery of therapeutic agents via artificial internal implants: A device is provided for use with a medical implant for delivering an agent to a designated site of action in a body of a patient. The agent-delivery device comprises a body member adapted to be secured to the medical implant and an agent-delivery component associated with the body member.... Agent: Moore & Van Allen PLLC

20100130960 - Method for intranasal administration of a pharmaceutical composition: Please insert the attached Abstract provided herewith on a separate sheet after the claims. The present invention pertains to a method for administering a predetermined amount of a pharmaceutical composition to an animal comprising the steps of taking a cannula suitable for insertion into a nasal cavity of the animal,... Agent: Intervet/schering-plough Animal Health

20100130961 - Syringe and method for reconstitution of dry-form drugs and medicines: A method of reconstituting and administering an injectable fluid distributed to practitioners in dry-form includes receiving a drug or medicine in dry form, selecting a reconstitution concentration for the drug or medicine, reconstituting a desired number of units of the drug or medicine by adding diluent to the dry-form drug... Agent: Tillman Wright, PLLC

20100130963 - Medical devices with dual modality visible segments: The preparation and use of medical devices having an outer layer over a visibility material-loaded inner layer is disclosed herein.... Agent: Mueting, Raasch & Gebhardt, P.A.

20100130962 - Medical devices with encapsulated visibility particles: The preparation and use of medical devices having radiopaque and echogenic materials including coated tungsten and/or tungsten carbide particles are disclosed herein.... Agent: Mueting, Raasch & Gebhardt, P.A.

  
05/20/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category

20100125235 - Blood treatment apparatus having branched flow distribution: Blood treatment apparatus comprise an enclosure having one or more blood treatment modules, typically, hollow fiber bundles, therein. A blood flow inlet distribution network divides an inlet blood flow into a series of successive individual blood flow stages in order to increase uniformity of the distribution of the blood flow... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100125236 - Cytokine concentration system: Apparatus and methods for producing interleukin-1 receptor antagonist and/or other prophylatically or therapeutically effective protein. Blood is obtained from a patient with a conventional syringe and then introduced into dual luer lock centrifuge tube. The dual luer lock centrifuge tube is provided with beads that are coated with a silanized... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20100125237 - Implant for use in surgery for glaucoma and a method: An implant for use in surgery for glaucoma of an eye having an oval plastic piece to which a tube is attached. The oval is wrapped as a taco enclosing the tube. The oval is placed via an incision in the conjunctiva to allow the device to be placed under... Agent: Hodes, Pessin & Katz , P.a

20100125238 - Iontophoretic therapeutic agent delivery system: A system for delivering one or more therapeutic agents contained on or within a delivery segment through a passageway, e.g., a blood vessel, for treatment of a localized region of the passageway, or for treatment of region adjacent to the localized region of the passageway, is provided.... Agent: Patent Law Office Of David G. Beck

20100125239 - Selective drug delivery in a lumen: Methods and systems are disclosed for selective drug or fluid delivery in a lumen through a coating or fluid delivery channels. One system includes an elongate catheter having a proximal end and a distal end with an axis therebetween, the catheter having a radially expandable balloon near the distal end... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100125240 - Therapeutic material delivery system for tissue voids and cannulated implants: Described herein is a novel drug delivery assembly having particular applicability to the field of orthopedic and surgical medicine. The devices and assemblies described herein enable the efficient application and retention of potentially expensive therapeutic materials to very specific locations, particularly those associated with voids in bone and tissue. One... Agent: Smith Patent Consulting, LLC

20100125241 - Prandial blood glucose excursion optimization method via computation of time-varying optimal insulin profiles and system thereof: A method and system for optimizing post prandial blood glucose excursions for persons with diabetes via computation of time-varying optimal insulin profiles are disclosed. The method builds upon a mathematical model based on the physiologic description of the human glucoregulatory system. Model parameter values are specific for each patient and... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP Fifth Third Center

20100125242 - Emergency dose medication administration device: An emergency dose medication administration device suitable for administration of an effervescent therapeutic composition, such as a soluble aspirin product that when mixed with water or other aqueous medium forms an effervescent composition for administration to a patient. The administration device of the invention includes separate compartments separated from one... Agent: Intellectual Property / Technology Law

20100125243 - Apparatus and methods for support of a membrane filter in a medical infusion system: A removable clamp, for supporting a membrane filter in a medical infusion system, includes connected and opposing walls. A locking feature, which may be connected to an end of one of the walls, engages and disengages a terminal end of the other wall. The filter may be inserted between the... Agent: Intellectual Property Group Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

20100125244 - Balloon catheter for crossing a chronic total occlusion: A balloon catheter is disclosed including a “no-fold” balloon at a distal end thereof that surrounds a distal portion of a guidewire shaft having a compliant shaft or tubular section for selectively gripping a guidewire there within. Upon introduction of inflation fluid at low pressure values, the compliant shaft section... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department

20100125245 - Micro-fluidic dead-end channel structure for pressure measurement within a fluid channel on the basis of the change of the volume of a trapped gas bubble: A device for detecting pressure and/or temperature changes in a fluid-channel and method thereof are disclosed. The device includes a main duct with an inlet and an outlet, a branch ductwork with a first branch end branching off the main duct downwards the inlet and with a second branch end... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP Fifth Third Center

20100125246 - Pressure based refill status monitor for implantable pumps: The present invention includes systems and methods for detecting fluid flow into or out of a port chamber or a reservoir of an implantable medical device utilizing a pressure sensor and calculating the fluid status of the reservoir. The system detects characteristic pressure profiles associated with fluid flowing into the... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20100125247 - 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

20100125248 - Surgical access device with floating gel seal: A trocar is provided with a cannula and a housing and valve assembly disposed in the housing which forms a housing seal, and instrument seal, and in some cases a zero seal. A gel material is included in the valve and provides the valve with superior flotation properties for maintaining... Agent: Applied Medical Resources Corporation

20100125249 - Anchoring a medical instrument: Some embodiments of a medical anchor device include an elongate body coupled with deployable subcutaneous anchors to secure a catheter instrument (or other medical instrument) in place relative to a skin penetration point. In some circumstances, the elongate body may be in the form of catheter hub body, and the... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100125250 - Medical needles and electrodes with improved bending stiffness: A device for penetrating tissue includes an elongated element having a distal end, a proximal end, a body extending between the distal and the proximal ends, and a lumen located within at least a portion of the body, wherein the lumen has a cross-sectional shape that is a polygon. A... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP

20100125251 - Trocar safety cap: A safety cap for use with a trocar, the cap including an opening in the cap adapted to receive a trocar therein, a releasable lock mechanism disposed within the opening, and a permanent lock mechanism disposed within the opening. The safety cap may be provided on a trocar, the releasable... Agent: Renner Kenner Greive Bobak Taylor & Weber

20100125252 - Safety syringe: A safety syringe includes an outer barrel, a needle unit, an outer barrel plug, an inner barrel, an inner barrel plug, a needle clamper, and a vacuum generating device. The needle unit is disposed within the front end of the outer barrel. The outer barrel plug is disposed within the... Agent: Stout, Uxa, Buyan & Mullins LLP

20100125253 - Dual-tip catheter system for boring through blocked vascular passages: A dual-tip catheter equipped with both a rotating cutting bit and a cavity for a probing guidewire tip for passage through chronic total occlusions or other refractory atherosclerotic plaque from diseased arteries. The catheter's guidewire tip and rotating cutting bit reside safely within an outer protective catheter sheath head when... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP

20100125254 - Monocyclic high aspect ratio titanium inductively coupled plasma deep etching processes and products so produced: Monocyclic chlorine based inductively coupled plasma deep etching processes for the rapid micromachining of titanium substrates and titanium devices so produced are disclosed. The method parameters are adjustable to simultaneously vary etch rate, mask selectivity, and surface roughness and can be applied to titanium substrates having a wide variety of... Agent: Gates & Cooper LLP Howard Hughes Center

20100125255 - Stye care kit and method: A stye treatment device for concurrent application of temperature and moisture to a stye. The device features a moisture component positioned in a central cavity formed in a sealing edge extending from the rear surface of an eyecup. A temperature component is positioned in the cavity rearward of the moisture... Agent: Donn K. Harms Patent & Trademark Law Center

20100125256 - Gloves and socks for skin care: Provided are gloves and socks for skin care. The gloves for skin care include a first insertion part into which a hand is inserted and a second insertion part into which fingers are inserted. A first surface of a sheet forming the gloves is coated with cosmetic compositions, and forms... Agent: Jae Y. Park

20100125259 - Dynamic, reduced-pressure treatment systems and methods: A dynamic, reduced-pressure treatment system generates reduced pressure and a wave experienced at a tissue site where the wave may have a frequency in the range of from 0.5 Hertz to 20 Hertz. The system includes a manifold for delivering reduced pressure to the tissue site, a sealing member forming... Agent: Kinetic Concepts, Inc. C/o Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20100125258 - Fluid pouch, system, and method for storing fluid from a tissue site: The illustrative embodiments described herein are directed to an apparatus, system, and method for storing liquid from a tissue site. The apparatus may include a drape having an aperture, and a fluid pouch coupled to the drape such that the fluid pouch is in fluid communication with the aperture. In... Agent: Kinetic Concepts, Inc. C/o Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20100125257 - Ophthalmic surgical cassettes for ophthalmic surgery: An ophthalmic surgical cassette for collecting aspirant fluid and/or tissue during an ophthalmic surgical procedure. The ophthalmic surgical cassette includes a rigid walled container having an interior volume for collecting aspirant fluid and/or tissue and an aspiration manifold coupled to the rigid walled container. The aspiration manifold is connected to... Agent: Bausch & Lomb Incorporated

20100125260 - Device for men to manage the involuntary loss of bladder control: A device for men to manage the involuntary loss of bladder control, the device includes an upper portion integral to a lower portion, wherein the lower portion defines a retention body having a lower opening to access an inner chamber sized and shaped to accommodate the insertion of a male... Agent: Gary K. Price, Esq. Terrell, Baugh, Salmon & Born, LLP

20100125261 - Disposable absorbent articles comprising odor controlling materials in a distribution profile: An absorbent article comprising a topsheet, a backsheet, and an absorbent core between the topsheet and backsheet. The absorbent core may comprise an odor control system. The absorbent core has a first quadrant, a second quadrant, a third quadrant, and a fourth quadrant. The odor control system may have a... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20100125262 - Odor control in personal care products: This invention concerns an odor control layer for personal care products having a dried, aqueously deposited formulation of odor sorbent and binder. This layer may be placed in a personal care product like diapers, training pants, absorbent underpants, adult incontinence products, and feminine hygiene products. The amount of odor sorbent... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.

20100125263 - Disposable absorbent article having dual layer barrier cuff strips: A disposable absorbent article includes two laterally opposing longitudinally extending barrier cuff strips attached to an absorbent assembly in laterally opposing attachment zones. Each barrier cuff strip includes an upper layer and a lower layer at least between its proximal edge and the attachment zones. A longitudinally extending elastic gathering... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20100125264 - Disposable undergarment with sanitary napkin: A disposable undergarment includes a main body portion having inner and outer layers of non-woven viscous material sewn together at outer edge portions, and an absorbent pad sandwiched between the inner and outer layers in a crotch area of the undergarment. Preferably, an antimicrobial coating is applied to the inner... Agent: Diederiks & Whitelaw, PLC

20100125265 - Cell delivery system to induce cell growth and angiogenesis: Systems and methods that allow the local delivery of stem cells and/or endothelial progenitor cells to a treatment site. More particularly, this disclosure provides cell delivery systems used to induce cell growth and angiogenesis at a treatment site.... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department

  
05/13/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category

20100121246 - Modular hemofiltration apparatus with interactive operator instructions and control system: An apparatus for carrying out selected fluid management and/or renal replacement patient therapy is characterized by an interactive operator control system having operator inputs for selectively changing a panel kit, replacing a filter cartridge, and/or changing to a different patient therapy during a currently running patient therapy, and providing operator... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100121248 - Apparatus for reducing pressure in an organ: Methods, system and apparatus for relieving pressure in an organ such as, but not limited to, the eye are disclosed. The method includes implanting a bioabsorbable channel into the selected area of the organ using a delivery apparatus.... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100121247 - Dialysis graft with thromboses prevention arrangement: A dialysis graft includes an artery connection section having one end connected to an artery; and a vein connection section having both ends connected to two sections of a vein respectively. Diameter of either end of the vein connection section is equal to that of the corresponding section of the... Agent: Kamrath & Associates P.A.

20100121249 - Methods for reducing pressure in an organ: Methods, system and apparatus for relieving pressure in an organ such as, but not limited to, the eye are disclosed. The method includes implanting a bioabsorbable channel into the selected area of the organ using a delivery apparatus.... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100121250 - Dual channel shunt device and method for ventriculo-peritoneal shunting of bloody cerebrospinal fluid: A dual channel shunt device (30) and method allow for the easy and safe draining of first bloody and then clear hydrocephalic fluid (28) from the brain. A burr hole (22) is drilled to allow a catheter (14) to access the lateral ventricle (12) and then a tube (26) is... Agent: Fox Rothschild LLP

20100121251 - Tampon: The present invention relates to a tampon (1) having an insertion end (11), a withdrawal end (14) and a tampon body in between whereby said tampon body essentially consists of liquid absorbing material and has an outer circumferential surface which is provided with longitudinal grooves (4, 4′) that are separated... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100121255 - Compound: e

20100121254 - Method and apparatus for skin treatment: Disclosed is a system and method for treatment of skin disorders. More particularly, the disclosed invention is directed toward the use of multiple light sources for treating skin with or without the use of a topical compositions or photomodulation enhancing agents. Dual light emitting diodes may, for example, be used... Agent: Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLPIPDepartment

20100121253 - Method and apparatus of low strength electric field network-mediated delivery of drug, gene, si-rna, sh-rna protein, peptide, antibody or other biomedical and therapeutic molecules and reagents in solid organs: A methodology and apparatus for drug, gene, siRNA, shRNA shRNA peptide, protein, antibody or any other biomedical therapeutic reagents targeting in various of solid organs of large animals and humans ex vivo and in vivo is described. The delivery is assisted with the application of a low strength electric field... Agent: Law Offices Of Daniel L. Dawes Dawes Patent Law Group

20100121252 - Non-invasive vascular treatment systems, devices, and methods of using the same: An energy treatment system to treat a patient includes an energy delivery device having a plurality of energy emitters used in combination with an energy activatable drug. A mask can be used to define a treatment area. Energy from the energy emitters passes through an optical window of the mask... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20100121256 - Implantable and refillable drug delivery reservoir: Implantable drug delivery apparatuses and methods are described. An input port septum receives a therapeutic drug. An implantable delivery catheter holds a volume of the therapeutic drug and includes a proximal end in fluid communication with the input port septum, a distal end including an output septum for removing fluid... Agent: Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP

20100121257 - Capacitive fluid level sensing: A capacitive fluid level sensing arrangement for use in a medical device is provided. The arrangement includes at least one pair of conductive plates configured to increase and decrease the amount of electric charge stored in relation to the level of fluid within a fluid maintaining device, such as a... Agent: Abbott Medical Optics, Inc.

20100121259 - Device and system for skin treatment: A device, system and method for removing pigment from the skin through the application of fluid and vibrations to the skin.... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100121258 - Lateral intravascular excision/incision devices: Various cutting devices and systems are described that excise and/or incise tissue from a target site. For example, the wall of an artery and/or adventitial to the artery wall from inside the artery. According to embodiments of the invention, a lateral incision catheter device configured to be introduced intra-luminally to... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20100121260 - Distal plastic end infusion/aspiration tip: Embodiments described herein provide ophthalmic surgical instruments. One embodiment provides an instrument including an infusion sleeve, aspiration tube, and infusion/aspiration tip. The sleeve can include a body defining an infusion channel. The tube can be in the infusion channel and define an aspiration channel. The tip can conform to the... Agent: Alcon

20100121261 - Anti-adhesion spraying: Dry powders containing bioresorbable hyaluraonic acid (“HA”) are applied directly to a desired location in a patient wound to reduce adhesions, without first forming a hydrated gel. HA includes hyaluronic acid that has been modified, cross-linked or combined with other substances. it is important to control the size of the... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20100121262 - Particle cassettes and processes therefor: An article for use in manufacturing particle cassettes comprising one or more single pieces of membrane having a plurality of gas flow passages bonded thereto. The article allows convenient manufacture of particle cassettes. Two such articles may be employed to provide a finished particle cassette and a production line in... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20100121266 - Breast cup assembly for a breast pump: A breast cup assembly for a breast pump has a generally funnel-shaped support member with an open wide end, an open narrow end, a tapered central passage extending between the wide end and the narrow end. A liner is positioned at least in part in the support member. The liner... Agent: Patent Docket Department Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20100121265 - Breast pump: A breast pump has at least one collection assembly for engaging at least a portion of a breast surrounding a nipple and a vacuum pump for applying a vacuum to the collection assembly and thereby to at least the nipple of the breast. A controller is operable to cyclically operate... Agent: Patent Docket Department Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20100121267 - Breastshield with multi-pressure and expansible chamber construction, related breastpump and method: Inner and outer shield parts of a breastshield are joined to form an enclosure defining a pressurizable chamber. The inner shield part has at least a portion thereof movable relative to the outer shield part when the chamber is subject to a negative or a positive pressure. A first pressure... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

20100121264 - Liner for use with a breast pump: A liner for use with a breast pump has an outer flange portion and a longitudinal portion extending outward from the outer flange portion. The outer flange portion has a first noncircular opening therein for receiving at least a portion of a breast including a nipple. The longitudinal portion has... Agent: Patent Docket Department Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20100121263 - System and method for eliciting milk form mammals: A method may include a milk elicitation system comprised of an elastic system and a vacuum supply. Through the application of vacuum, the elastic system forms, differentiates, seals and adapts to a teat, from the area it ends until up to where the udder ends and it begins, without coming... Agent: Kaliko & Associates, L.L.C.

20100121268 - Dispensing assembly for two components with double syringe and mixer: A dispensing assembly for two components including a double syringe, a mixer, and a transfer device interposed between the double syringe and the mixer. The transfer device (3) includes a transfer unit with a transfer tube having a mixer at one end and a coupling area with an inlet portion... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100121269 - Apparatus and method for sensing force on a robotically controlled medical instrument: A medical system comprises a medical probe including an elongated probe body, a lumen extending within the probe body, an axially flexible section, and a push-pull member slidably disposed within the lumen. The system comprises a ditherer mechanically coupled to the member for cyclically displacing it axially back and forth... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP

20100121270 - Resector balloon system: A resector balloon system is disclosed generally comprising a catheter with at least one balloon having an outer wall with a resecting, non-slip surface for resecting unwanted biological material, such as tissues or tumors, and a pump that supplies fluid thereto in pulsed fashion to repeatedly deflate and inflate said... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC

20100121271 - Miniaturized injection device for medical use: The miniaturized injection device (1) for medical use comprises a tube (2) extending along a certain axis (A-A) and in which there is disposed at least one reservoir (12) for receiving a medicinal substance, the reservoir being connected to at least one needle (14). The needle is movable in the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100121272 - Relating to injection devices: An injection device for a syringe incorporates housing for a syringe. A needle shroud is captive to the leading end of the housing and is movable before use between extended and retracted positions. A drive member is releasable from a rearward position within the housing to urge the syringe forwards... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100121273 - Emergency preservation and resuscitation methods: Provided are methods for inducing preservation in a patient and resuscitating that patient. At least three hours of preservation, with successful resuscitation, are realized using the methods described herein. The methods involve flushing a patient with an oxygenated, cold-flush solution, such as normal saline, having an energy source. The patient... Agent: Hirshman Law, LLC

20100121274 - Prefillable constant pressure ambulatory infusion pump: A portable infusion device is provided that includes a cylindrical housing having a housing end, an inflatable cartridge sized to fit within the housing and a piston located within the housing. The cartridge can include a cartridge end having an inlet and an outlet. The cartridge end can be connected... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100121275 - Devices, systems and methods for medicament delivery: Apparatuses for automatic medicament injection and methods for manufacturing automatic medicament injectors are described herein. In some embodiments, an apparatus includes a housing, a needle, an energy storage member, an actuator, a locking member, and a needle guard. The needle is configured to move between a first position and a... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group

20100121276 - Devices, systems and methods for medicament delivery: An apparatus includes a housing, a medicament container and an actuator. The actuator includes a release member and an energy storage member having a first position and a second position. In the first position, the energy storage member has a first potential energy. In the second position the energy storage... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group

20100121277 - Medical infusion system with pulse width modulation and safety circuit: A medical infusion system with pulse width modulation and a safety circuit and a method thereof are disclosed. Embodiments of the system include a switching device and a pump motor, wherein the pump motor and the switching device are connected in series and constitute a power supply circuit to be... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP Fifth Third Center

20100121279 - Apparatus and method for establishing access to the body: An apparatus and method for access to the inside of a body includes a transparent sheath with a radiopaque marking and fastener for securing a guidewire or catheter. The transparent sheath permits objects located within and near the sheath to be visualized with an external imaging system. Objects located near... Agent: Patent Administrator Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault, LLP

20100121278 - Super elastic loop extraluminal materials delivery instrument: A materials delivery instrument is provided and includes an outer sheath and an instrument movably mounted within the outer sheath. The instrument includes a treatment lumen extending substantially the length of the instrument for receipt of treatment material. A super elastic wire is positioned in at least a distal end... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20100121280 - Plaster device for supporting a bended length of a tube: A plaster device serves for fixating a length of a medical tube in relation to a skin surface of an individual having the tube inserted into a body part via an opening. The plaster device has an adhesive part having an upper side, an adherent lower side for attaching the... Agent: Winston & Strawn LLP Patent Department

20100121281 - Nasal device and method of positioning nasogastric tubing within a patient: A nasal device for positioning nasogastric tubing within a patient's nose. The nasal device comprises a nasal adapter having a lumen disposed there through for guiding the nasogastric tubing within the nasal adapter. The device further comprises an adhesive member that removeably surrounds a portion of the patient's nose. The... Agent: Polster, Lieder, Woodruff & Lucchesi, L.c.

20100121282 - Reinforced closure anchor: A reinforced closure anchor includes a first layer having an adhesive side, an opposite non-adhesive side, and an outer edge. An anchor member layer having a reinforcing structure is disposed on the first layer. The anchor member includes an adhesive side and an opposite non-adhesive side. The anchor member adhesive... Agent: Fildes & Outland, P.C.

20100121283 - Implantable medical devices including septum-based indicators: An access port for providing subcutaneous access to a patient is disclosed. The access port includes a septum including palpable identification indicia thereon. In particular, the access port in one embodiment includes a body that defines a fluid cavity and a needle-penetrable septum covering the fluid cavity for providing access... Agent: Rutan & Tucker, LLP.

20100121284 - Cannula for cutaneous fillers: Cannula for cutaneous fillers comprising cannula with short stems, whose calibers vary from 16G to 24G, with a rounded, atraumatic tip containing an orifice on the distal extremity of vary shapes and sizes, the stem being straight, curved or angulated. The cannulae are provided with a detachable portion, which is... Agent: Lambert & Associates, P.l.l.c.

20100121285 - Means for the application of active substances in the ear canal of a patient: For applying medications in the form of active substances bound in a liquid or paste-like matrix in the ear canal, a means for absorbing and locally delivering a medication. The means includes a sack-like receptacle part in which a preferably textile tampon able to absorb the medication can be accommodated,... Agent: Pauley Petersen & Erickson

20100121286 - Reduced-pressure, wound-treatment dressings and systems: A wound-closing dressing, which is suitable for use as part of a reduced-pressure, wound-treatment system, may include a sealing drape, one or more contracting elements, and a gripping member. The contracting element may be coupled to the sealing drape and is configured to contract when activated and to generate a... Agent: Kinetic Concepts, Inc. C/o Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20100121287 - Wound care system: Disclosed is an apparatus for the treatment of a wound on a patient. The apparatus is capable of administering localized negative pressure therapy to the wound using a negative pressure source and a drain line for removing exudate from the wound. The apparatus is also capable of administering localized hyperbaric... Agent: Renner Otto Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20100121288 - Nephrostomy tube and bag support belt: The urine collection bag support belt (10) supports urine bags (B) beneath clothing or when sleeping. The support (10) includes a waist cincture (12) having opposed first and second ends (18, 20) and a central portion. At least one releasable fastener (14, 16) is provided for releasably securing the first... Agent: Litman Law Offices, Ltd.

20100121289 - Fluid voiding apparatus: An extra-labia urine voiding apparatus including a container sized and shaped to externally cover a vulval region of a female anatomy. The container has an open side and defines a reservoir that is adapted for receiving urine. The container also includes a surface disposed at a top of the container... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.

20100121290 - Multilayer film: A multilayer film 1 free of halogens for use in the manufacture of ostomy pouches or the like pouches, which is impermeable to aroma compounds, comprising at least one aroma barrier layer 3; 15, and at least one sealable skin layer 2, 4; 12, 14, wherein the aroma barrier layer... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP

20100121291 - Stoma closure: A stoma closure that includes a conformable portion for conforming to an individual's stoma. The conformable portion includes a sack containing particles. The conformable portion may include a gel that may be loose or be at least partly contained in a sack. The conformable portion may include foam. The conformable... Agent: Convatec Inc.

20100121293 - Absorbent articles with refastenable side seams: A disposable absorbent article includes an absorbent chassis and a fastening system that together define a refastenable pant. The refastenable pant includes a pair of elastomeric front side panels extending from the waist opening to each leg opening, a pair of elastomeric back side panels extending from the waist opening... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc. Tara Pohlkotte

20100121292 - Potty training insert for diaper and combination thereof: A potty training insert for a diaper and a combination thereof is provided. The potty training insert comprises a sensor and a detector. The sensor is adapted to be coupled to the diaper. The sensor comprises a pair of electrically conductive cloth strips adjacent to each other and a pair... Agent: Intellipex PLLC

20100121294 - Absorbent product: In an absorbent product (1), a front pocket (26) and a rear pocket (27) are formed between a front absorbent core (212) and a rear absorbent core (222) and a back sheet (23). A pair of side sheets (3) are located on both side portions of an absorbent sheet member... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20100121296 - Absorbent article: The present invention enables an absorbent body material article to be bent more easily when an absorbent article is wrapped. The invention provides an absorbent article that is used in a state in which the absorbent article contacts a body of a wearer on a skin face side, including: an... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20100121295 - Products comprising polymeric webs with nanoparticles: A product comprises an expanded polymeric web includes of between about 0.1 and about 70 weight percent of a compound comprising nanoparticles. The expanded polymeric web includes between about 30 and about 99.9 weight percent of a generally melt processable polymer. The web also includes between about 0.0 and about... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20100121297 - Skin patch for absorbing toxins from the body: A skin patch for absorbing toxins from a body includes a first side having a heat reflective foil. A second side includes a non-woven rayon surface for absorbing the toxins. The rayon surface includes a plurality of openings for enhancing far infrared ray emission into a skin when the second... Agent: Bay Area Intellectual Property Group, LLC

20100121298 - Transfer layer for absorbent article: Three-dimensional formed films particularly useful as transfer layers in absorbent articles comprise a base plane having land areas defining a plurality of protuberances having sidewalls and a bottom wall, a plurality of the protuberances having an aperture in substantially at least one sidewall. In preferred embodiment, the film further comprises... Agent: Tessari Patent Law Group, PLLC

20100121299 - Wrapping package: A wrapping package for storing one or more unused articles such as a new tampon, and one or more used articles such as a used tampon, includes a base member, a flap member, and a covering member. The base member includes a first section, a second section, and a middle... Agent: Jay M. Schloff

20100121300 - Nursing bra pad: A nursing bra pad has a concave, cup-shape formed from a rounded section of multi-layer composite textile having a first, skin contact layer formed from a non-shearing, moisture vapor permeable woven fabric of synthetic filament yarns. A second layer and optional third layer are formed from moisture absorbing and retaining... Agent: Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

20100121301 - Method of using intravaginal device with fluid transport plates: A method of capturing bodily fluid in a mammalian body includes inserting the fluid management device into the mammalian body and transporting bodily fluid. The bodily fluid is transferred via at least one fluid transport element that is capable of interfacing with a mammalian body element to provide a substantially... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100121303 - Absorbent article: An absorbent article that is worn by a user, including: a main body section of the absorbent article; an absorbent body that includes an absorbent member absorbing liquid, that has a longitudinal direction, a width direction, and a thickness direction, that is superposed on a user side of the main... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20100121302 - Absorbent article: This absorbent article is an absorbent article that is worn by a user, comprising: a main body section of the absorbent article; and an absorbent body that has an absorbent member absorbing fluid, that has a longitudinal direction, a width direction, and a thickness direction, that is superposed on a... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20100121304 - Multifunctional acrylate skin-adhesive composition: Improved skin-adhesive compositions for bonding a substrate, such as an absorbent article, to skin are disclosed. More particularly, the skin-adhesive composition has an improved, yet gentle, adhesion to the skin of a user, while maintaining strong, effective bonding to various inanimate, non-skin substrates. In one embodiment, the skin-adhesive composition can... Agent: Christopher M. Goff (27839) Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20100121305 - Medical substance transfer system: Disclosed is a fluid transfer system for transferring a substance from one vessel to another vessel while avoiding leakage of liquid and gas contaminants. The transfer system includes a needle safe design that is facilitated by a housing that shrouds a tip of a fluid transfer cannula such that the... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c

20100121306 - Collapsible reservoir for use with a delivery device: Disclosed is a therapeutic fluid reservoir to be used with an ambulatory portable infusion device. The reservoir includes a pliable shell defining a varying inner volume that varies based on the volume of therapeutic fluid held inside the reservoir, the varying inner volume having a predetermined maximum volume for containing... Agent: Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo

20100121307 - Microneedles, microneedle arrays, methods for making, and transdermal and/or intradermal applications: Embodiments are directed to microneedle array devices for intradermal and/or transdermal interaction with the body of patient to provide therapeutic, diagnostic or preventative treatment wherein portions of the devices may be formed by multi-layer, multi-material electrochemical fabrication methods and wherein individual microneedles may include valve elements or other elements for... Agent: Microfabrica Inc. Att: Dennis R. Smalley

20100121308 - Devices and methods for delivering therapeutic substances for the treatment of sinusitis and other disorders: Devices and methods for delivering drugs and other therapeutic or diagnostic substances to desired locations within the bodies of human or non-human animal subjects. An implantable delivery device comprising a reservoir is initially attached to a deliver catheter or delivery tool and is introduced into the body and positioned at... Agent: Robert D. Buyan, Stout, Uxa, Buyan & Mullins, LLP/acclarent, Inc.

20100121309 - Methods for medication administration: Apparatuses and methods for medication administration via a body cavity. In one aspect, a medication administration device includes: a tip portion having a plurality of holes and a balloon defining a balloon cavity. When the balloon is deflated the tip portion can be inserted into a body cavity, such as... Agent: Ivy Y. Mei

20100121310 - Multiple component mixing and delivery system: A multiple component cartridge includes a barrel defining a chamber and a longitudinal axis. A first plunger is disposed within the chamber and in sealing engagement with the barrel. The first plunger includes at least one member and is movable relative to the barrel such that the at least one... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department

20100121311 - Skin grafting devices and methods: The present invention provides skin grafting and devices that comprise a systematic approach to the process of skin grafting, i.e., harvesting, post-excision processing and application of donor skin and pre and post-graft treatment of the recipient site.... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.

20100121312 - Catheter shaft: The invention relates to a method for the production of at least one longitudinal section of a catheter, wherein the method comprises the winding of film, and the film is provided in the form of strips, the film strip is wound in the manner of a screw such that the... Agent: Biotech Beach Law Group , PC

20100121313 - Catheter locking mechanism: A locking mechanism for maintaining a position of a catheter on a beaded connector tube of an implantable vascular access device includes first and second lock members. The first lock member comprises an elongated body having a plurality of slots formed along its outer surface. The second lock member comprises... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/indy/cook Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20100121315 - Personal accessory for use with a pill: A wearable accessory controls (103) and provides security for a pill delivering medical substances and services. An initialization procedure allows decryption information (814) to be loaded into the accessory for each pill and/or decryption information (818) about the accessory to be loaded into the pill. The pill preferably sends encrypted... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100121314 - Regulated drug delivery system: A drug delivery device for regulating delivery of a drug to a patient (105) provides a controlled rate of delivery which accounts for changes in health or required dose and, in systems with inherent lag, enables a rapid and accurate response whilst maintaining system stability. The device comprises a drug... Agent: Berliner & Associates

  
05/06/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category

20100114000 - Sanitary tool having functional liquid medicine: Disclosed is a sanitary tool having functional liquid comprising an inner barrel having a liquid storage part for storing a predetermined functional liquid therein, an absorbent member mounted to the inner barrel to absorb the functional liquid stored in the liquid storage part, an outer barrel separably connected with the... Agent: Christopher Paul Mitchell

20100114001 - Extracorporeal blood treatment and system having reversible blood pumps: An extracorporeal blood processing method using a blood circuit comprising a pair of blood passages attached to opposite flow ends of a blood treatment device and said blood circuit is mounted on a blood pump console, the method includes: withdrawing blood from a vascular system of a human patient and... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100114002 - Method and apparatus for an extracorporeal control of blood glucose: A method for controlling the blood glucose level of a patient and periodically calibrating the glucose sensor using a calibration solution. The method controls the level of blood glucose in a patient through an extracorporeal blood circuit by: withdrawing blood from a vascular system in the patient to the extracorporeal... Agent: V. Gerald Grafe, Esq.

20100114004 - Heat exchanger for medical use and artificial heart-lung machine: A heat exchanger includes a plurality of tubes 2 through an inner cavity of which a heat-transfer medium liquid flows, a sealing member 6 that seals the plurality of tubes 2 while exposing both ends thereof, with a blood channel passing outside each of the tubes 2 being formed in... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.

20100114003 - Method to suppress blood coagulation in the circuit of the device substituting the kidney function and apparatus realizing this method: A method and device for reducing blood coagulation in the circuit of a device for substitution of the kidney function wherein, prior to the input in the device for substituting the kidney function, the blood which left the patient's body is cooled down to a temperature in the range 10°... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100114005 - Apparatus for extracorporeal blood treatment: In an apparatus for extracorporeal blood treatment, an extracorporeal circuit (6) is connected to a blood chamber (3) of a membrane device (2). A pump (10) displaces a priming fluid from a source of a priming fluid (9) to a drainage (11) for discharging the priming fluid. A control unit... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100114006 - Glaucoma drainage shunts and methods of use: A method of treating glaucoma in an eye utilizing an implanted shunt having an elastomeric plate and a non-valved elastomeric drainage tube. The plate is positioned over a sclera of the eye with an outflow end of the elastomeric drainage tube open to an outer surface of the plate. An... Agent: Abbott Medical Optics, Inc.

20100114008 - Controlled release transdermal drug delivery: Provided herein is a device for controlling the release of a substance at a site of interest in a biological membrane comprising a means of monitoring a physiological state at the site of interest; and a means of releasing a variable amount of the substance to the site of interest... Agent: Benjamin Aaron Adler Adler & Associates

20100114007 - Dermatological treatment apparatus: An apparatus for dermatological treatments has a base equipment 10 to which differing application heads 14 can be connected, selectively via flexible conduits 12, for the purpose of applying radiation, in particular of an LED and of a laser or of a high-energy flashbulb.... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection

20100114009 - Vacuum sense control for phaco pulse shaping: A method and apparatus for precisely controlling particle movement relative to a phacoemulsification needle tip is provided. The design monitors actual vacuum present and calculates a pulse shape amplitude waveform proportional to the amount of measured vacuum. An increase in vacuum indicates that the handpiece/needle is becoming occluded by a... Agent: Abbott Medical Optics, Inc.

20100114010 - Vacuum sense control for phaco pulse shaping: A method and apparatus for precisely controlling particle movement relative to a phacoemulsification needle tip is provided. The design monitors actual vacuum present and calculates a pulse shape amplitude waveform proportional to the amount of measured vacuum. An increase in vacuum indicates that the handpiece/needle is becoming occluded by a... Agent: Abbott Medical Optics, Inc.

20100114011 - Metering system for ozone or ozone/oxygen mixture: Apparatus for preparing and/or delivering ozone or an ozone/oxygen mixture in metered amounts from oxygen, in particular for intraperitoneal administration into an animal or human body, having a fluid source or at least one fluid source connection (1) for providing oxygen, ozone or ozone/oxygen mixture and having a metering outlet... Agent: Kremblas, Foster, Phillips & Pollick

20100114012 - Portable peritoneal dialysis system: A portable peritoneal dialysis system for a patient includes an inlet port for providing inflow to the patient's peritoneal cavity, an outlet port for providing outflow from the patient's peritoneal cavity, and a volume of dialysate for flow into and out of the patient's peritoneal cavity, thereby removing from the... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.

20100114013 - Compositions and methods for surface abrasion with frozen particles: Certain embodiments disclosed herein relate to compositions, methods, devices, systems, and products regarding frozen particles. In certain embodiments, the frozen particles include materials at low temperatures. In certain embodiments, the frozen particles provide vehicles for delivery of particular agents. In certain embodiments, the frozen particles are administered to at least... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

20100114014 - Pharmaceutical compositions stabilised in glassy particles: Present proposals for liquid-medium carriers for glass particles comprising pharmaceutical compositions have had problems associated with aggregation of the glass particles. This has been previously solved by matching the density of the particles and a liquid in which they are suspended. However, though this greatly constrains the choice of liquid... Agent: Kolisch Hartwell, P.C.

20100114015 - Apparatus and method for controlling insulin infusion with state variable feedback: An infusion system, which may be a closed loop infusion system or “semi-closed-loop” system, uses state variable feedback to control the rate that fluid is infused into the body of a user. The closed loop infusion system includes a sensor system, a controller, and a delivery system. The “semi-closed-loop” system... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

20100114016 - Device and method for washing nasal passages of children: A method of using a nasal wash system includes providing a nasal washing device including a container including a saline solution, a cap for the container, a delivery tube carried by the cap for withdrawing saline solution from the container, an atomizing nozzle for spraying the saline solution, a conduit... Agent: Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

20100114017 - Systems and methods for removing obstructive matter from body lumens and treating vascular defects: Systems and methods for removing obstructions from, delivering implantable devices or substances in or near and/or restoring flow through body lumens, such as blood vessel lumens. A catheter having a proximal portion of a first diameter and a distal portion of a second diameter (smaller than the first diameter) is... Agent: Stout, Uxa, Buyan & Mullins LLP

20100114018 - Balloon bifurcated lumen treatment: Balloon systems for treating bifurcated lumens include desirable burst and folding characteristics. In some cases, the balloon systems can be formed by varying the wall thickness of a balloon parison.... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20100114019 - Deflatable bifurcated device: A medical device for insertion and expansion within a bifurcated lumen is described. An expansion region of the device has regions thereon which, in some cases, enable the device to fold into a predetermined configuration upon deflation. The regions may be defined by differing modulus of the device material.... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20100114021 - Multi-function catheter and use thereof: The present invention relates to a multi-function catheter assembly for treating arterial plaques. The multifunction catheter comprises a flexible tubular catheter body, an inflatable balloon assembly capable of multi-stage inflation at a distal end of the catheter body, at least one fluid delivery conduit formed on the catheter body, and... Agent: Dla Piper LLP (us )

20100114020 - Shockwave valvuloplasty catheter system: A valvuloplasty system comprises a balloon adapted to be placed adjacent leaflets of a valve. The balloon is inflatable with a liquid. The system further includes a shock wave generator within the balloon that produces shock waves. The shock waves propagate through the liquid and impinge upon the valve to... Agent: Graybeal Jackson LLP

20100114022 - Spiral balloon catheter: The present invention provides a balloon catheter system comprising one or more conduits to which are attached a compliant balloon having a non-helical shape in its deflated state, wherein said balloon is constructed such that is capable of adopting a spiral or helical conformation upon inflation. In addition, the present... Agent: Patton Boggs LLP

20100114023 - Vein scope and injection system: A medical device adapted to a view one or more body passageways in a body portion.... Agent: Fay Sharpe LLP

20100114024 - Pinch valve mechanism for a medical fluid injection device: In general, this disclosure relates to techniques for sealing, or pinching, high-pressure fluid tubing (e.g., braided tubing) that may be used to deliver medical fluid from a powered medical fluid injection device, such as an injector that delivers contrast media and/or saline during angiographic or computed tomography (CT) procedures. In... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert, P. A.

20100114025 - Injection device comprising a locking nut: The invention relates to an injection device for injecting a dose of drug. The injection device comprises a housing, a dose setting mechanism being operable to set a desired dose, an injection mechanism comprising a piston rod (7) adapted to cooperate with a piston positioned in a cartridge containing a... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department

20100114028 - 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

20100114026 - Dosage sensing unit with tactile feedback: A drug infusion assembly comprises a drug delivery device arranged to adhere to a patient's skin and includes a reservoir that holds the drug, a cannula that delivers the drug to the patient, and a pump that causes the drug to flow to the cannula. The assembly further includes a... Agent: Graybeal Jackson LLP

20100114027 - Fluid medication delivery systems for delivery monitoring of secondary medications: A fluid medication delivery system comprises a primary medication reservoir, a secondary medication reservoir, an infusion pump, a first valve assembly, a second valve assembly, a first y-site, and a fluid flow sensor assembly. The primary medication reservoir has a first fluid. The secondary medication reservoir has a second fluid.... Agent: Brian R. Woodworth

20100114029 - Device and method employing shape memory alloy: A system for the metering and delivery of small discrete volumes of liquid is comprised of a small or minimal number of inexpensive components. One such component is a movable member, such as a miniature precision reciprocating displacement pump head, which is driven by an actuator that comprises a shape... Agent: Fulwider Patton LLP

20100114030 - Perfusion or enteral/parenteral feeding pump: This pump with a battery-powered drive device comprises a circular elastic diaphragm (1a) and two valves (2b, 10), which has a diameter of 3 to 25 mm and is subjected to a compressive prestress of between 1′ 104 and 4′ 104 Pa capable of enabling it to return to its... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100114031 - Introducer localization assemblies: An introducer assembly is disclosed. The introducer assembly comprises an introducer cannula, an introducer hub and an introducer stylet body. The introducer cannula is defined by a distal end and a proximal end and has a lumen extending therebetween. The introducer hub is operatively connected to the introducer cannula, and... Agent: Hologic Cytyc-suros Division C/o Rader, Fishman & Grauer, PLLC

20100114032 - Surgical access port with flexible sealing cannula: A surgical access device for surgical instruments comprises a housing with an instrument port and zero closure valve. A cannula is disposed distally relative the housing. The cannula comprises a distal end, a proximal end, and a flexible tube having a longitudinal axis between the distal and proximal ends. An... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100114033 - Surgical access device: The present disclosure relates to a surgical access device for use during a surgical procedure that includes a housing, an access member extending distally from the housing, and a valve that is at least partially disposed within the housing. The access member is dimensioned for positioning within tissue, defines a... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20100114034 - Securement device for catheters: A system for securing a medical device such as a catheter or other medical article having various shapes or sizes in place on a patient includes a securing device. The securing device may optionally include a retainer having one or more receiving areas and one or more retention arms adjacent... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100114035 - Back needle: A needle assembly for an injection device comprising a needle cannula which is mounted in a hub connectable to an injection device, and which needle assembly comprises a back needle. Further the needle assembly is provided with means which, when activated, prevents a user from physically contacting the back needle.... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department

20100114036 - Protective device for a needle assembly: The invention provides a protective device (10) for a needle assembly (12) having a needle hub (14) and a needle (16) projecting from the hub. The protective device includes an end cap (20) which has an opening (36) through which the needle (16) may pass, and a resilient member (22)... Agent: Nixon Peabody, LLP

20100114037 - Reversely rotatable dose setting mechanism for an injection device: A dosing mechanism for use with an injection device to adjust a dose to be discharged from the injection device, the dosing mechanism including an adjusting element which can be moved relative to the dosing mechanism and including a coupling element for being releaseably coupled to a threaded bar associated... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department

20100114038 - Medicine delivery apparatus: There is provided medicine delivery apparatus including a casing, a drive shaft which, in use, engages a medicine containing cartridge, an automatic driver, a user actuable trigger for causing the automatic driver to move the drive shaft through the casing, and a user actuable brake for allowing a user to... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100114039 - Juxtascleral drug delivery and ocular implant system: Ophthalmic drug delivery devices useful for delivery of pharmaceutically active agents to the posterior segment of the eye are disclosed.... Agent: Alcon

20100114040 - Fluid mixing control device for a multi-fluid delivery system: The control device is used to control delivery of fluids from a multi-fluid delivery system during a medical injection procedure. The fluid delivery system includes an injector used to deliver injection fluids to a patient. The control device is operatively associated with the injector for controlling discrete flow rates of... Agent: Gregory L Bradley Medrad Inc

20100114041 - Flow controller: A flow controller controls flow through a deformable conduit by compressing the conduit. The conduit may be compressed along a section of its length. The controller may include a cam driven by an actuator, the cam driving a clamp to compress the conduit. The actuator may be a dial. The... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100114042 - Coated medical device: The invention relates to an article comprising a coating, which coating comprises at least two layers, of which the inner layer is a primer layer, comprising a supporting network comprising a supporting polymer, and the outer layer is a functional layer comprising a multifunctional polymerizable compound.... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100114043 - Hollow type microneedle and methods for preparing it: Disclosed herein are hollow microneedles and a fabrication method thereof. The microneedles are small in diameter and are long and hard enough to pass through the stratum corneum. Therefore, the hollow microneedle of the present invention can be used in blood sampling or drug injection through the skin.... Agent: Clark & Elbing LLP

20100114044 - Adhesive body fitment for ostomy appliane: A body fitment for an ostomy appliance comprises an adhesive wafer including a body-facing side for adhesively contacting the user's body. The adhesive wafer includes a moldable region shapable by the user, and a hole therethrough for allowing the user to manually mold a stomal aperture in the moldable region.... Agent: Convatec Inc.

20100114045 - Ostomy pouch appliane: An ostomy appliance comprises an ostomy pouch having front wall, a rear wall with a stomal aperture, and an adhesive body fitment secured or securable around the stomal aperture. At least a portion of the adhesive of the body fitment is moldable. The front wall of the pouch comprises an... Agent: Convatec Inc.

20100114047 - Absorbent articles with impending leakage sensors: In accordance with one embodiment of the present disclosure an absorbent article capable of indicating the presence or absence of urine as well as impending leakage of urine is disclosed. The absorbent article includes a substantially liquid impermeable layer, a liquid permeable layer, and an absorbent core positioned between the... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.

20100114046 - Training progress indicator: The present subject matter relates to absorbent articles and signaling devices for use therewith. An absorbent article may be provided with selected electrical components used as wetness or other type sensors which may be determined by a coupled signaling device. An attached signaling device may automatically determine physiological changes of... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.

20100114048 - Absorbent garments with improved fit in the front leg area: Absorbent articles with carefully controlled stretch properties are provided. Of particular advantage, the carefully controlled stretch properties can prevent too much tension in the front leg area of the garment. The outer cover is constructed such that the front leg zone has a tension of less than about 1200 grams-force... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.

20100114049 - Absorbent article and method for producing absorbent article: Bulging that occurs due to swelling of superabsorbent resin in an absorbent article is suppressed. The present invention includes an absorbent article including an absorbent body material including an accumulated absorbent fiber and a superabsorbent resin, wherein the absorbent body material includes interspersed interspersed sections that are interspersed, and a... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20100114050 - Absorbent materials and absorbent articles incorporating such absorbent materials: An absorbent material formed at least in part of a crosslinked polymer. The absorbent material has a centrifuge retention capacity as determined by a Centrifuge Retention Capacity Test of at least about 20 g/g and a gel bed permeability under load as determined by a Gel Bed Permeability Under Load... Agent: Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP

20100114053 - Birthpad: The present invention relates broadly to a therapeutic cooling or heating pad or garment. One aspect of the invention relates to a therapeutic cooling or heating pad comprising a sanitary napkin and a cooling or heating agent coupled to or included within the sanitary napkin. Another aspect of the invention... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC

20100114055 - 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

20100114054 - Tampon and a method of producing a tampon: d

20100114052 - Absorbent article with waist seal and method of manufacturing: Absorbent articles with waist seals are disclosed. The seals are formed from folded stacks, discrete segments, or pleated material arranged to provide a resiliently compressible seal that can be located at one or more locations within the absorbent article, e.g., along a central portion of the rear waist region of... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100114051 - Stretchable composite sheet and disposable wearing article using the same: A stretchable composite sheet used in a waist region of a disposable wearing article. The stretchable composite sheet has a stretchable sheet and a non-stretchable sheet, and the stretchable sheet is stretched. Nip roll mechanisms are respectively arranged on one end side in the stretch direction (SD) and the other... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20100114056 - Specimen container: A specimen container includes a specimen storing portion for storing a specimen, wherein the specimen storing portion is provided with an opening on an upper end, a sealing member for sealing the opening, wherein the sealing member is enabled to be passed through by a suction tube for sucking a... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20100114058 - Multidose vial assemblies and adapters therefor: A multidose vial assembly which comprises a multidose vial (10), a withdrawal spike (30), and an adapter (60) that couples the multidose vial and the withdrawal spike together in a safe and secure manner.... Agent: Novartis Vaccines And Diagnostics Inc.

20100114057 - System and method for delivery of biologic agents: A container for housing a therapeutic agent includes a body member, a sealing element, and a rupturable membrane. The body member has a proximal end and a distal end and a lumen that extends from the proximal end to the distal end. The sealing element is slidably disposable in the... Agent: Campbell Nelson Whipps, LLC

20100114060 - System and method for controlling an implantable medical device subject to magnetic field or radio frequency exposure: A system for controlling an implantable medical device (e.g., a drug delivery device) susceptible to malfunctioning during exposure to a magnetic field and/or Radio Frequency field (e.g., during a magnetic resonance imaging procedure) and a method for operating the same. Exposure of the implantable device to the magnetic field and/or... Agent: Cheryl F. Cohen, LLC

20100114059 - System and method for delivery of biologic agents: A delivery system for delivering a therapeutic agent to a patient includes a catheter, a stop feature, a container and a bar. The catheter has a proximal end and a distal end and includes a body defining a lumen that extends to the distal end of the catheter. The stop... Agent: Campbell Nelson Whipps, LLC

20100114061 - Applying shear stress for disease treatment: Herein disclosed is a system for applying shear stress ex-situ to a fluid. In some embodiments, the system comprises a shear device; and at least one device configured for intravenous administration of the fluid to a patient, the devices defining a fluid passage configured to be sterilized and maintained sterile... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C. David A. Rose

20100114063 - Catheter injection monitoring device: A catheter is provided that has at least one lumen which extends from a proximal end of the catheter to a distal end of the catheter. The catheter also has a catheter hub that has a body with a proximal end, a distal end, an exterior surface, and defining an... Agent: Angiodynamics, Inc.

20100114062 - Methods and devices for providing oxygenated blood distal to an obstruction: The catheter is positioned within an obstruction so that the distal end is positioned distal to the obstruction and proximal openings are positioned proximal to the obstruction. Blood enters the proximal openings and passes through the lumen to the distal end to perfuse blood distal to the obstruction.... Agent: Hoekendijk & Lynch, LLP

20100114064 - Mitigation of contrast-induced nephropathy: A system, includes a pressurizing mechanism to pressurize a fluid including a contrast enhancement agent for delivery to a patient; and a control system in operative connection with the pressurizing mechanism. The control system includes a system to adjust control of fluid injection based upon a measurement of renal function... Agent: Gregory L Bradley Medrad Inc

20100114065 - Drug delivery shockwave balloon catheter system: A catheter comprises an elongated carrier and a balloon carried by the carrier in sealed relation thereto. The balloon has an outer surface and is arranged to receive a fluid therein that inflates the balloon. The catheter further comprises a shock wave generator within the balloon that forms mechanical shock... Agent: Graybeal Jackson LLP

20100114066 - Implantable devices and methods for delivering drugs and other substances to treat sinusitis and other disorders: Implantable devices and methods for delivering drugs and other substances to locations within the body of a human or animal subject to treat or diagnose sinusitis and a variety of other disorders. The invention includes implantable substance delivery devices that comprise reservoirs and barriers that control the rate at which... Agent: Stout, Uxa, Buyan & Mullins LLP

20100114067 - Multi-chamber mixing system: Mixing systems for storing and mixing multiple components of various medical compositions are provided. Generally, the instant mixing systems comprise a barrel, a plunger slidably disposed inside a barrel, and a pushing rod slidably disposed inside the plunger. The instant mixing system may further comprise multiple chambers for storing individual... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department

20100114068 - Autoflush syringe method: A two-chambered, sequentially injectable syringe is disclosed. The syringe has two concentric barrels, substantially cylindrical in shape. The outer barrel has an open end adapted for receiving an inner barrel/first piston. The inner barrel/first piston contains a flushing liquid. The syringe has a second piston slidably movable in the inner... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP

20100114069 - Methods, systems, and devices for treating intervertebral discs including intradiscal fluid evacuation: Methods, systems, and devices for of treating intervertebral discs are disclosed. In one embodiment, a minimally invasive method of treating an intervertebral disc is provided. A contrast or imaging media is introduced into a nucleus of the intervertebral disc without removing any of the nucleus. The intervertebral disc is imaged... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department

20100114070 - Methods and devices for providing oxygenated blood distal to an obstruction: The catheter is positioned within an obstruction so that the distal end is positioned distal to the obstruction and proximal openings are positioned proximal to the obstruction. Blood enters the proximal openings and passes through the lumen to the distal end to perfuse blood distal to the obstruction.... Agent: Hoekendijk & Lynch, LLP

20100114071 - Apparatus for cleaning a nasal cavity: One embodiment of an apparatus for cleaning a nasal cavity includes a housing member and a hollow cleaning member. The housing member includes a first orifice, a second orifice and a chamber communicated with the first orifice and the second orifice. The chamber may be adapted to store fluid therein.... Agent: L.c. Begin & Associates, PLLC

20100114073 - Device and method employing shape memory alloy: A system for the metering and delivery of small discrete volumes of liquid is comprised of a small or minimal number of inexpensive components. One such component is a movable member, such as a miniature precision reciprocating displacement pump head, which is driven by an actuator that comprises a shape... Agent: Fulwider Patton LLP

20100114072 - Hydrogel based device for detecting an environmental state: The invention relates to a transducer device (100,200,300,400) for detecting an environmental state or a change in the environmental state, in particular for detecting an environmental state within a biological material. The transducer device (100,200,300,400) comprises a channel (2,22,51) comprising a fluid, a hydrogel material (1,21,51), which is adapted to... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100114074 - Sustained delivery of an active agent using an implantable system: The invention is directed to a device for delivering an active agent formulation for a predetermined administration period. An impermeable reservoir is divided into a water-swellable agent chamber and an active agent formulation chamber. Fluid from the environment is imbibed through a semipermeable plug into the water-swellable agent chamber and... Agent: Intarcia Therapeutics, Inc. Attn: Barbara G. Mcclung

20100114075 - Device and method for directional delivery of a drug depot: Drug depot delivery devices and methods are provided for delivering one or more drug depots to one or more sites beneath the skin of a patient with or without repositioning the cannula. The device has a cannula capable of insertion to the site beneath the skin of the patient and... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department

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