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Surgery June invention type 06/10

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06/24/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type

20100160846 - Ultrasonic material removal system for cardiopulmonary bypass and other applications: Devices, systems, and methods manipulate target materials within fluids, and may be useful for removing microbubbles and other materials from blood. Ultrasound or acoustic filtering waves may be directed across a flow of blood, and differences in density between the target microbubbles and the blood may enhance separation by driving... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100160847 - Systems, apparatuses, and methods for cardiovascular conduits and connectors: A cardiovascular conduit system may comprise a connector. The connector may comprise a proximal end adapted to attach to a cardiovascular organ. The proximal end may comprise a first plurality of expandable members, and each member in the first plurality of expandable members may be deployable from a delivery position... Agent: Holland & Hart LLP

20100160848 - Ureteral stent: In some embodiments, a ureteral stent includes an elongate member having a first portion and a second portion, which is coupled to the first portion. The first portion of the elongate member is configured to be disposed within a kidney of a patient. The second portion of the elongate member,... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group

20100160850 - Gels with predetermined conductivity used in electroporation of tissue: Gel compositions with adjusted conductivity are disclosed which compositions are used for directing reversible electroporation and irreversible electroporation of cells and tissue. The gel compositions are also used in a similar manner in order to carry out thermotherapy on cells and tissues.... Agent: Uc Berkeley - Otl Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

20100160849 - Methods for identifying areas of a subject's skin that appear to lack volume: The present embodiments relate to methods and systems for identifying areas of a subject's skin that lack sufficient volume. In some embodiments, this can be used to direct the administration of filler compositions or the application of techniques that increase the volume or firmness of the area. In some embodiments,... Agent: Kyle W. Rost

20100160851 - Gilled phacoemulsification irrigation sleeve: A phacoemulsification irrigation sleeve includes an elongated, resilient, tubular body section configured to surround a portion of a shaft of a phacoemulsification needle, the tubular body section having a distal end and a proximal end, and an inner surface and an outer surface. An enlarged section formed on the proximal... Agent: Alcon

20100160852 - Variable frequency phacoemulsification handpiece: A phacoemulsification system includes a phacoemulsification handpiece having a horn coupled to a transducer configured to convert alternating current into mechanical oscillation of the horn. The phacoemulsification handpiece further includes a phacoemulsification needle attached to the horn. The phacoemulsification needle vibrates by oscillation of the horn, to provide for mechanical... Agent: Bausch & Lomb Incorporated

20100160853 - Method for dressing a wound: A method for dressing a wound is provided including providing a wound dressing pad of hydrophobic fabric that is treated to bind microorganisms; placing the hydrophobic fabric so that it faces the wound; and applying negative pressure therapy to the wound dressing so that microorganisms in the wound surface adhere... Agent: Lynn E Barber

20100160854 - Integrated patient management and control system for medication delivery: An integrated patient monitoring and control system is provided which includes a SITS, the SITS being adapted for coupling to the patient to obtain a specimen from the patient, a sensor, the sensor being adapted to receive the specimen from the SITS and to analyze the sample, a medication control... Agent: O''melveny & Myers LLP Ip&t Calendar Department La-13-a7

20100160855 - Portable drug administration device and method for controlling a portable drug administration device: A portable drug administration device includes a pump and a controller configured to control operation of the pump according to a standard administration mode and a suspend mode in which drug administration is temporarily suspended. The device is configured to generate an event trigger on the occurrence of at least... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP Fifth Third Center

20100160856 - Oral care implement: An oral care implement with a handle includes a head with a releasable material (e.g., an oral medicament) and a tissue cleaner for cleaning the soft tissues and removing odor-causing bacteria from the mouth. In one arrangement, the releasable material is disposed on the surface of the tissue cleaner. In... Agent: Colgate-palmolive Company

20100160857 - Hand-held electronically controlled injection device for injecting liquid medications: A medication delivery device includes a housing, a door coupled to the housing and moveable between a closed position and an open position. The door permits insertion of a medication container, containing liquid medication, into the housing in the open position. A door opening mechanism is coupled to the door.... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP

20100160858 - Deflectable catheter steering and locking system: A deflectable catheter includes a catheter shaft having a deflectable distal tip. A support member is coupled around a proximal portion of the catheter shaft, and the support member includes a first brake portion extending along at least a portion of the support member. A handle is coupled around the... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20100160859 - Template system for multi-reservoir implantable pump: A template system for use in conjunction with a multiple reservoir or chambered implantable infusion pump is disclosed. The template system preferably includes at least one template having opening(s) for guiding a needle or syringe to various ports of the multiple reservoir pump. Preferably, each template includes at least two... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20100160860 - Apparatus and method for remotely controlling an ambulatory medical device: An electronic device may remotely control a medical device. The electronic device may include a wireless communication circuit configured to wirelessly communicate with the medical device, and a processor that receives from the medical device via the wireless communication circuit screen data generated by the medical device for display on... Agent: Roche Diagnostics Operations Inc.

20100160861 - Control tabs for infusion devices and methods of using the same: An external infusion device that infuses a fluid into an individual's body includes a housing, a reservoir, a drive system, a power supply, electrical elements, and a tab. The reservoir contains the fluid, and the drive system forces the fluid from the reservoir. The electrical elements control the power to... Agent: Medtronic Minimed Inc.

20100160862 - Variable stiffness introducer sheath with transition zone: An introducer sheath includes a lubricious inner liner having a passageway extending longitudinally therethrough, a reinforcing member positioned over the inner liner, and an outer jacket positioned longitudinally over the reinforcing member and the inner liner. The outer jacket has a higher durometer proximal portion, a lower durometer distal portion,... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/indy/cook Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20100160864 - Insertion device: An insertion device, generally used with an infusion set, including a needle being adapted for puncturing at one end and including at the opposite end a hub. The hub includes a handle part and a guard part that are capable of securing the needle through the use of locks. Locking... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

20100160863 - Catheter introducer system: A catheter introducer system is provided with a catheter sheath having a valve providing for a friction fit around a catheter. The friction fit is selectively adjustable to vary between a first configuration for longitudinal movement of the catheter through the valve and a second configuration for holding the catheter... Agent: Kolisch Hartwell, P.C.

20100160865 - Lumbar puncture detection device: A device for drawing spinal fluid from a body part or injecting medication into the body part is disclosed. The device may include one or more measurement features (markings) that indicate the subcutaneous depth of the device as well as confirm placement and orientation of the spinal fluid withdrawing or... Agent: Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

20100160866 - 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.

20100160867 - Apparatus and method to inject fluids into bone marrow and other target sites: Apparatus for delivering a quantity of fluid to bone marrow of a bone or providing access to remove fluids from a target site is provided. The apparatus may include a driver, a plunger operating and cartridge assembly mechanism, a cartridge assembly having a fluid reservoir and a bone penetrating needle.... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P. Patent Department

20100160868 - Apparatus and method to inject fluids into bone marrow and other target sites: Apparatus for delivering a quantity of fluid to bone marrow of a bone or providing access to remove fluids from a target site is provided. The apparatus may include a driver, a plunger operating and cartridge assembly mechanism, a cartridge assembly having a fluid reservoir and a bone penetrating needle.... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P. Patent Department

20100160869 - Medical needle assemblies: A safety arrangement for a medical needle 15 has a support 14 for carrying the mount end of the needle, and a sleeve 16 slidably mounted on the support 14 for movement from an initial position to a retracted position and then back to a protecting position where the sleeve... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP

20100160870 - Two piece housing for drug loading: A drug loading apparatus has a dispensing chamber housing formed by a top housing part and a bottom housing part. The top housing part is separable from the bottom housing part. A plunger is located in the bottom housing part such that the plunger forms a first fluid seal with... Agent: Alcon

20100160871 - Reduced-pressure treatment systems and methods employing debridement mechanisms: Reduced-pressure treatment systems and methods are disclosed that employ debridement mechanisms to remove unwanted tissue. In one instance, a reduced-pressure treatment system for treating a tissue site on a patient includes a manifold member for distributing reduced pressure to the tissue site, a support member for disposing proximate the tissue... Agent: Kinetic Concepts, Inc. C/o Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20100160872 - Eye-guard: The present invention relates to medication applied to the eye, and in particular to an apparatus for applying such medication. An arrangement as described herein enables precise quantities of medication to be administered without the apparatus contacting the eye ball. The application comprises a shield portion (12) for application over... Agent: Gordon & Jacobson, P.C.

20100160873 - Antimicrobial gel dispenser: A tube dispenser adapted to apply antimicrobial gel beneath a user's fingernails includes a rotatable knob coupled to a piston with a threaded rod so that rotation of the knob advances the piston, extruding antimicrobial gel through an applicator tip.... Agent: Kleinberg & Lerner, LLP

20100160874 - Reduced-pressure wound treatment systems and methods employing microstrain-inducing manifolds: Microstrain-inducing manifolds, systems, and methods are presented that involve microstrain-inducing manifolds that include a plurality of shaped projections for creating microstrain. The shaped projections may be tapered projections. A system may include a sealing member for placing over the tissue site, a microstrain-inducing manifold, and a reduced-pressure subsystem that delivers... Agent: Kinetic Concepts, Inc. C/o Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20100160880 - Flexible reduced pressure treatment appliance: A wound treatment appliance is provided for treating all or a portion of a wound. In some embodiments, the appliance comprises an impermeable flexible overlay that covers all or a portion of the wound for purposes of applying a reduced pressure to the covered portion of the wound. In other... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100160877 - Membranes, systems, and methods for applying reduced pressure to a subcutaneous tissue site: The illustrative embodiments described herein are directed to apparatuses, systems, and methods for applying reduced pressure to a subcutaneous tissue site. In one illustrative embodiment, the apparatus includes a membrane having a substantially uniform membrane wall thickness and a first, tissue-facing surface. The membrane may be shaped to form a... Agent: Kinetic Concepts, Inc. C/o Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20100160875 - Ostomy suction system: The general purpose of the present invention is to provide a new ostomy drainage system, which generally improves on many of the disadvantages of the ostomy devices mentioned above. To attain this, the present invention generally comprises an ostomy bag (or pouch) connected by tubes to a container. The container... Agent: Margarita James

20100160879 - Reduced pressure wound treatment system: A reduced pressure treatment appliance is provided for treating a wound on the body of a patient. In some embodiments, the appliance comprises a cover, which can have a top cup member and an interface member. The interface member can have flow control means, configured to permit exudate from the... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100160876 - Reduced-pressure wound treatment systems and methods employing manifold structures: Manifold structures, systems, and methods are disclosed that include using longitudinal members and one or more shaped projections to cause microstrain at a tissue site. In one instance a manifold structure includes a plurality of spaced longitudinal members and at least one shaped projection coupled to at least one of... Agent: Kinetic Concepts, Inc. C/o Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20100160878 - Wound treatment apparatus: A therapeutic apparatus for stimulating the healing of a wound site includes a polyurethane foam positioned at the wound site and a connector having a disc-like cup and an elbow-shaped spout. The connector is positioned in contact with the polyurethane foam, and the elbow-shaped spout is configured for connection to... Agent: Kinetic Concepts, Inc. C/o Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20100160881 - Apparatus for fluid collection: An apparatus for fluid collection is disclosed, which comprises: a frame, composed of a plurality of unit cells, each being made of an absorbent polymer composite; and a bag, for receiving the frame while being connected to a conduit provided for enabling a fluid to flow in and out the... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys

20100160882 - Hygiene apparatus, personal monitoring system, and method of use thereof: The present invention includes a hygiene apparatus, more specifically, the hygiene apparatus includes a housing and replaceable absorbent portion. The hygiene apparatus can include an electronic monitoring system and sensory feedback system. The absorbent portion and electronic monitoring system are retained within the housing. The electronic monitoring system includes an... Agent: Trojan Law Offices

20100160883 - Highly swellable absorption medium with reduced caking tendency: The present invention concerns highly swellable absorption mediums with a reduced caking tendency at high humidity and/or high temperatures, wherein a swellable polymer is coated with a non-ionic, nitrogen-containing surfactant and optionally a Lewis acid and then reacted by heating.... Agent: Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP

20100160884 - Wound dressing: A wound dressing includes an absorbent core defining opposed proximal and distal surfaces including a central portion and a border portion, and a liquid impervious, vapor permeable backing layer connected to the distal surface of the absorbent core. The backing layer defines a border portion extending beyond the periphery of... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20100160885 - Absorbent pad: An absorbent pad including a chassis having a first side edge and a second side edge. The chassis includes a liquid pervious topsheet and a liquid impervious backsheet. An absorbent system is disposed between the topsheet and the backsheet. An elastic element is disposed along each of the first and... Agent: Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP

20100160886 - Pre-expanded tampon pledget: A pre-expanded tampon pledget is formed from cellulosic absorbent fibers. The fibers are not tightly compressed, thus, the pledget has a reduced fiber density. As a result, a softer, more pliable pledget is formed that not only increases user comfort during use, but also affords a user with comparable and/or... Agent: Charles N.j. Ruggiero Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero & Perle, L.L.P.

20100160887 - Lily pad panty: The present invention relates to a panty for ladies that can be worn during menstruation. These panties are for protection against leakage while swimming, sunbathing, or just relaxing in the hot tub. Thus the name Lily Pad Panty. The present invention Lily Pad Panty is made of a unique absorbent... Agent: Ruby L. Brown

20100160888 - Flexible absorbent article with improved body fit: An absorbent article that has a thin, conformable absorbent core where the core has at least two layers, both of which are substantially free of cellulosic fibers. The absorbent article has a Circular Bend Flexibility of less than about 15 N and an acquisition rate on the third gush of... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20100160889 - Vial access spike assembly: A spike assembly having an elongate spike defining a hollow cannula that is in fluid communication with the interior of a luer connection portion. The spike assembly provides needleless access to a stopper of a vial to facilitate injection and withdrawal of fluids via a syringe barrel selectively secured to... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun (baxter)

20100160890 - Syringe guide: The Syringe Guide is an assistive device that is specially designed to couple a syringe and insulin bottle, providing a handy guide for needle insertion and extraction. Fabricated of a durable plastic material, this product is basically rectangular in shape, measuring approximately 6″ in length and 1.25″ in width and... Agent: Ruth Eure

20100160891 - Elastic implantable composites and implants comprising same: Described herein are implantable composites, kits comprising the composites, implant devices comprising the composites, and methods of making and using same, including point of use methods.... Agent: Ballard Spahr LLP

20100160892 - Implantable suction cup composites and implants comprising same: Described herein are implantable composites, kits comprising the composites, implant devices comprising the composites, and methods of making and using same, including point of use methods.... Agent: Ballard Spahr LLP

20100160893 - Method and system for measuring flow at patient utilizing differential force sensor: A fluid delivery system and method for measuring flow at a patient utilizing a differential force sensor in order to precisely control the flow of fluid at very low flow rates. The system includes a fluid line through which a fluid is conveyed to the patient, and a flow controller... Agent: Honeywell/cst Patent Services

20100160895 - Apparatus and method for transdermal delivery of parathyroid hormone agents: An apparatus and method for transdermally delivering a biologically active agent comprising a delivery system having a microprojection member (or system) that includes a plurality of microprojections (or array thereof) that are adapted to pierce through the stratum corneum into the underlying epidermis layer, or epidermis and dermis layers. In... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100160894 - Automatic injection device: The invention provides an automatic injection device for providing a subcutaneous injection of a substance into a user, comprising: a housing having an open first end and a second end; a syringe movably disposed in the housing, the syringe including a barrel portion for holding the substance, a hollow needle... Agent: Mccarter & English, LLP / Abbott Laboratories Ltd.

20100160897 - Apparatus and methods for containing and delivering therapeutic agents: The present embodiments provide apparatus and methods suitable for containing and delivering a therapeutic agent to a target site. The apparatus generally comprises at least one container for holding a therapeutic agent, and a pressure source for facilitating delivery of the therapeutic agent. In one embodiment, the pressure source may... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20100160896 - Blood flow bypass catheters and methods for the delivery of medium to the vasculature and body ducts: A catheterization device that may be designed by use of an adaptive genetic algorithm computational fluid dynamics approach, as well as other Global Optimization methods that may include simulated annealing, multistart and interval methods, continuous branch and bound methods, evolutionary algorithms, and tabu search and scatter search methods, as well... Agent: University Of Virginia Patent Foundation

20100160898 - Method and apparatus for storage and/or introduction of implant for hollow anatomical structure: Apparatus for advancing a vascular implant into a blood vessel. The apparatus comprises a first elongate member, the first elongate member having sufficient column strength to function as a pusher member; and a second elongate member, the second elongate member being thinner than the first elongate member and extending to... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group L.p. C/o I.p Legal Department Mark Kertz Esq.

20100160899 - Microcatheter: A microcatheter comprises a coil formed over an inner liner. The coil is covered with a series of outer jacket segments that decrease in durometer relative to proximally adjacent segments. Preferably, these segments have angled ends that allow each segment to be inserted and bonded into the segment prior to... Agent: Inskeep Intellectual Property Group, Inc

20100160900 - Multi-function valve for surgical instrument: A closed system for harvesting fat through liposuction, concentrating the aspirate so obtained, and then re-injecting the concentrated fat into a patient comprises as its main components a low pressure cannula having between about 7 to 12 side holes of about 1-2 mm by 2.0 to 4.0 mm, a spring... Agent: Thompson Coburn LLP

20100160901 - Device for delivery of reduced pressure to body surfaces: Disclosed herein is a device which is intended to deliver and maintain reduced pressure to body surfaces for application of reduced pressure wound therapy (RPWT) also known as negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT). During application of this type of therapy, a substantially airtight seal is formed around a section of... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20100160902 - Infusion device with impedance measurement cross-reference to related applications: An ambulatory infusion device for the infusion of a liquid drug into a patient's body over an extended time period includes an infusion cannula designed to be placed in the patient's subcutaneous tissue. At least two subcutaneous electrodes are comprised by the infusion cannula and are placed in the subcutaneous... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP Fifth Third Center

  
06/17/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type

20100152640 - Methods and apparatus for vascular access: Methods and systems are described for creating chronic vascular access or hemodialysis. These methods and systems eliminate the insertion of needles which are now required for using the available methods of obtaining vascular access. Thus multiple complications due to needle insertion through skin, tissue, and vein or graft wall are... Agent: Mayer & Williams PC

20100152641 - Internal shunt and method for treating glaucoma: A surgical technique and device wherein an indwelling tube is placed in the eye of a patient having glaucoma. The tube diverts aqueous humor from the anterior chamber to the suprachoroidal space from which it is removed by blood flowing in the choroidal and uveal tissues. This decreases the intraocular... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c

20100152642 - Absorbent article saturation indication system and method: An absorbent article includes an absorbent body in contact with a moisture activatable shrinking yarn in the form of a metering string. The metering string includes a hanging portion that is at least initially visible to a user when the absorbent article is in use. By observing the change in... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc. Tara Pohlkotte

20100152643 - Tampon having a finger cover: A digital tampon including a finger cover. The tampon can include an absorbent mass having an insertion end and a withdrawal end, a finger cover, and one or more withdrawal cords that can be joined to the finger cover at one or more joints. The finger cover can be at... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20100152645 - Facial hair-growth device and facial hair-growth system: Compared to a conventional halogen lamp and optical filter, wavelength range of a light is narrowed, throughput of a desired wavelength range is increased, and irradiation of a light of a different wavelength range is enabled. The present apparatus for facial treatment and hair restoration is a combination of a... Agent: Ogilvie Law Firm

20100152644 - Method and device for drug delivery: Systems, devices and methods for delivery of a chemical substance to the body of the patient are provided. Such embodiments may include an infusion catheter configured to be inserted into tissue, a catheter securing element configured to be adhered to the skin of the patient and further configured to secure... Agent: Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo

20100152646 - Intravitreal injection device and method: A coordinated cutting and spreading mechanism within a syringe dilator sub-assembly is applied to an eye surface during an intravitreal injection to provide an access window free of the conjunctival layer and through which an injection needle can be inserted. The system and method comprises a dilator sub-assembly including both... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20100152647 - Cartridge assembly: The present disclosure relates to a cartridge assembly. The cartridge assembly includes an inflow cartridge and an outflow cartridge removably coupled to the inflow cartridge. An outflow cartridge and a surgical fluid management system are also disclosed.... Agent: Norman F. Hainer, Jr. Smith & Nephew, Inc.

20100152648 - Device for collection of aspirated fluids: An aspiration flow control device includes a housing having at least one vacuum port, at least one aspiration port, and an ejection port. The at least one vacuum port is adapted to be connected to a vacuum source, and the aspiration port is adapted to be connected to an aspiration... Agent: Bausch & Lomb Incorporated

20100152649 - Apparatus and method for transdermal delivery of parathyroid hormone agents: An apparatus and method for transdermally delivering a biologically active agent comprising a delivery system having a microprojection member (or system) that includes a plurality of microprojections (or array thereof) that are adapted to pierce through the stratum corneum into the underlying epidermis layer, or epidermis and dermis layers. In... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100152650 - Loading device for delivering an embolization coil into a microcatheter: In one embodiment of the present invention, a device for delivering an embolization coil into a microcatheter for deployment of the embolization coil from the microcatheter into a body vessel of a patient is provided. The device comprises a cannula that has a proximal portion extending to a distal portion.... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20100152651 - Frozen compositions and methods for piercing a substrate: 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

20100152652 - Chair powered breast pump apparatus: A chair powered breast pump apparatus has at least one breast shield adapted to fit over a nipple of a breast, a pump having a stationary portion and a reciprocating portion engaged for reciprocating movement, one or more suction lines connected in series between the stationary portion and the breast... Agent: Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

20100152653 - Systems and methods for nasal lavage: A nasal lavage device includes a source of saline solution, an effluent receptacle, and a nasal interface for engaging the nostrils of a user of the device. A fluid passageway is disposed to communicate the source of saline solution with the effluent receptacle through the nasal cavity of the user.... Agent: Fay Sharpe LLP

20100152654 - Inflatable medical devices: Inflatable medical devices and methods for making and using the same are disclosed. The inflatable medical devices can be medical balloons. The balloons can be configured to have a through-lumen or no through-lumen and a wide variety of geometries. The device can have a high-strength, non-compliant, fiber-reinforced, multi-layered wall. The... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20100152655 - Improved autoinjector supporting the syringe at the front: An autoinjector comprising a housing in which can be mounted a syringe comprising a barrel for holding a volume of medicament, a needle at one end of the barrel in fluid communication with the medicament and a plunger axially-moveable in the barrel to a forwardmost position, the autoinjector further comprising... Agent: Sheridan Ross PC

20100152656 - Device for controlling flow rate of aspirated fluids: A flow control device includes a housing having a motor chamber and a pump chamber. The motor chamber has an outlet for communication with a fluid collection device, and an inlet for communication with an aspiration line through which fluids are delivered into the motor chamber. First and second motor... Agent: Bausch & Lomb Incorporated

20100152657 - medical delivery system comprising a coding mechanism: A medical delivery system comprising a container (202) for accommodation of a medicament and a dosing assembly (204) adapted to be fastened to the container. The medical delivery system comprises a coding mechanism for ensuring that only a predetermined container can be fastened to a predetermined dosing assembly. A container... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department

20100152660 - Cartridge with multiple injection needles for a medication injection device: A cartridge (260) with injection needles for an injection device. The cartridge includes a plurality of injection needle assemblies (385), each including a hub and a needle. Each needle has ends that both face in a first direction. Each hub has one portion movable relative to another hub portion between... Agent: Eli Lilly & Company

20100152659 - Injection device with anti-trigger locks: A device for administering a medicinal substance, the device including a first element and a second element, wherein at least one of the first and second elements is moveable relative to the other, a lock element moveable to and from a locked position in which it prevents the relative movement... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department

20100152658 - Needle insertion systems and methods: A housing may have a needle, plunger, and bias mechanism supported within the housing by a tab configured to retain the plunger in position and to allow the plunger to move under bias force imparted by the bias mechanism to move the needle to an insert position when the tab... Agent: Foley & Lardner

20100152661 - Modular administration system: A modular administration appliance including a reusable base unit and a replaceable cartridge detachably connected to the base unit and including a container for a substance and a rotatable transmission element, the base unit including a drive device by which a rotary movement is transmitted between the base unit and... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department

20100152662 - Scalable parallel gene therapy injector array: A scalable parallel injector array has a support structure for holding injector tubes in a spatial pattern in order to enable delivery of fluidic materials simultaneously to a group of specific target areas in the brain or a body part. Each injector is individually connectible at one end to a... Agent: Norma E Henderson Henderson Patent Law

20100152663 - Stylet for bilumenal flexible medical device: Utilizing the technology and methods disclosed, the characteristics of flexibility and rigidity for intralumenal devices, including coaxial two piece devices such as stylet and needle sets, can be adapted by a physician or device manufacturer according to the type of procedure, the patient size and unique anatomical challenges of a... Agent: Mcquaide Blasko

20100152664 - Trocar entry incorporating an airbag: A safety trocar assembly incorporating an airbag is provided to prevent overpenetration of the safety trocar assembly through an abdominal wall and into a body cavity. The safety trocar assembly includes an airbag cannula having an expandable airbag proximal of the distal end of the cannula. A sensing device is... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20100152665 - Cannula insertion device with automatic needle retraction comprising only one spring: An inserter for a medical device includes a housing, a carrier body that is movable relative to the housing. The carrier body further including a penetrating member defining a direction of insertion. The inserter including a second body that is movable relative to the housing and driving means that move... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20100152666 - Disposable infusion device with automatically releasable cannula driver: An infusion system comprises a disposable wearable infusion device having a body arranged to be adhered to a patient's skin and a reservoir for holding a liquid medicament to be infused into the patient through a cannula extending from the device body to beneath the patient's skin. The system further... Agent: Graybeal Jackson LLP

20100152667 - Injection device for dispensing a medicament:

20100152668 - Method of using a syringe: A device (10,110,210) for the expression of liquids, such as for the maintenance treatment of vascular catheters. A syringe (16; 116a,116b; 216) has a support structure (15,215) and includes at least two separate compartments (11,12; 111,112; 211,212) in which liquids for treating the lumen (L,283) of a catheter (C,280) with... Agent: Fox Rothschild LLP Blue Bell

20100152669 - Connection arrangement and method for connecting a medical device to the improved connection arrangement: The present invention relates to a connection arrangement and a method of assembly, for providing a substantially tamper resistant connection with at least a first medical device. The connection arrangement (1) having a centre axis (A), the connection arrangement (1) comprises; a first connection member (21,161,521,621) for connection to the... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100152670 - Safety needle cap for syringe: A safety needle cap for enclosing a needle assembly of a syringe therein includes a tubular cap body having opposite open end and closed end. The cap body is internally provided near the open end with a plurality of radially inward protruded ribs, and is formed on one side with... Agent: Brian M. Mcinnis

20100152671 - Drive mechanism for a medication delivery device and medication delivery device: A drive mechanism for a medication delivery device (1) is proposed, the drive mechanism comprising a housing (13, 17, 40) having a proximal end and a distal end, a rotation member (21) which is adapted to be rotated in a first direction with respect to the housing during setting of... Agent: Andrea Q. Ryan Sanofi-aventis U.s. LLC

20100152672 - Resettable drive mechanism for a medication delivery device and medication delivery device: A resettable drive mechanism for a medication delivery device is proposed, said mechanism comprising a housing (13, 17, 40) with a proximal end and a distal end, a drive member (20) rotatable with respect to the housing in a second direction for delivering a dose of a medication, a piston... Agent: Andrea Q. Ryan Sanofi-aventis U.s. LLC

20100152674 - Needle inserting and fluid flow connection for infusion medium delivery system: Needle inserting devices, as well as fluid flow connections and infusion medium delivery systems and methods that may be used with needle inserting devices are described, for medical or non-medical systems, such as, but not limited to sensors, monitors, or the like. The needle inserting device and method may operate... Agent: Foley & Lardner

20100152673 - Syringe: A syringe includes a sleeve fitted in a receiving hole of the front end of a syringe cylinder. A limiting element is axially extended from an inner periphery of a joint portion of a combining section and a tapered section of the sleeve. The limiting element includes a plurality of... Agent: Dr. Banger Shia Patent Office Of Bang Shia

20100152675 - Syringe control pistol: A syringe control pistol for holding in a user's hand to control the dispensing of fluid from a syringe generally includes front and rear arms pivotly connected at their bottom ends. The front arm includes a front face for receiving pressure from the fingers of the user's hand and a... Agent: Calif Kip Tervo

20100152676 - Drug loading through plunger: A drug loading apparatus includes a plunger with a through hole or slit valve located in the top face of the plunger. A dispensing chamber housing located in a drug delivery device is configured to receive the plunger so that a dispensing chamber is formed when the plunger is located... Agent: Alcon

20100152677 - Device for removing a huber needle from a patient: A one-piece connector of plastic is provided for removing a housing and needle of a Huber needle assembly from a patient. The connector has a rectangular frame that can be positioned about a gripping surface on the housing of the needle assembly and a pair of wings that pivot upwardly... Agent: Francis C. Hand, Esq., C/o Carella, Byme, Bain Gilfillan, Cecchi,

20100152678 - Method for the production of a plastic product having a hard plastic component and a soft plastic component, and plastic product produced using said method: A plastic product having a hard plastic component and a soft plastic component that adheres to the hard plastic component via at least one boundary surface is produced as follows: initially the soft component is injection molded in an injection molding die. Then the hard component is injection molded. In... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw

20100152679 - Injection device: An injection device includes a syringe having a body with a piston disposed therein with an open end along with a viscous fluid disposed in the body for injection by the piston. A needle assembly is provided which includes a cannula having a luer connection engageable with the syringe distal... Agent: Allergan, Inc.

20100152680 - One-way valve, especially low pressure check valve for use in the medical technique: One-way valve, especially low-pressure check valve, for use in the medical technology, having a housing consisting of an inlet half and an outlet half and having an inlet channel and an outlet channel with a diaphragm being positioned in a pressure space which is contacting an annular valve seat under... Agent: Lowe, Hauptman, Ham & Berner, LLP (itw)

20100152681 - Irreversible flow control clamp: The present disclosure relates to clamps for controlling the flow of liquid through a fluid circuit. More particularly, the present disclosure relates to flow control clamps that can be substantially irreversibly secured in a closed position, thereby discouraging reopening of the flow path of the tube.... Agent: Cook Alex Ltd.

20100152682 - Apparatus for percutaneously creating native tissue venous valves: Percutaneous apparatus for forming a bicuspid venous valve from autologous tissue are disclosed. A multilumen catheter is disclosed that includes a delivery shaft positioned on either side of the balloon. When the balloon is inflated within the vein at a treatment location where a bicuspid valve is to be created,... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department

20100152683 - Topical dermal delivery device for nitric oxide delivery: A topical dermal delivery device, such as a patch, for topical delivery of nitric oxide (NO) to treatment sites of mammals is disclosed. The topical nitric oxide delivery device is provided for arrangement at a treatment site, and comprises a nitric oxide releasing fluid in use of said device, wherein... Agent: Inskeep Intellectual Property Group, Inc

20100152684 - Method and system for measuring urinary flow rate: A method and system for measuring a urinary flow rate minimizes impact noise caused by urine to measure the urinary flow rate using a plurality of load cells when prostatic hypertrophy is diagnosed. The method includes measuring an amount of urine collected into a container using a plurality of load... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain

20100152685 - Dual aspiration line fluidic cassette: An ophthalmic surgical cassette for collecting aspirant fluid and tissue during an ophthalmic surgical procedure. The ophthalmic surgical cassette includes a rigid walled container having an interior volume for collecting aspirant fluid and tissue; and an aspiration manifold coupled to the rigid walled container. The aspiration manifold is connected to... Agent: Bausch & Lomb Incorporated

20100152686 - Collecting system suitable for collecting and disposing of bodily waste materials: The present invention relates to a collecting system with a collecting bag for collecting bodily waste materials, a discharge outlet and a disposable receptacle for receiving bodily waste materials from a discharge outlet of the collecting bag. The receptacle has an inlet and a securing means for securing it to... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.

20100152687 - Feminine undergarment: An undergarment comprises a strapless, coreless web sized and configured between an anterior end and a posterior end to cover, in use, at least the vulva of an adult female wearer. The undergarment is pre-adherent to the wearer, e.g., having pre-applied adhesive or pre-applied suction material on the body side... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100152690 - Leakage-signaling absorbent article: An absorbent article for preventing leakage is provided, the article including an absorbent assembly having an absorbent assembly perimeter, and a leakage warning element disposed adjacent a portion of the perimeter, wherein the leakage warning element includes a dimension change member adapted to dimensionally change upon liquid contact to produce... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc. Tara Pohlkotte

20100152689 - Physical sensation absorbent article: An absorbent article is provided including a liquid impermeable outercover, an absorbent body disposed on the outercover, and a body-facing inner surface including body adhesive disposed thereon. The absorbent article also includes a physical sensation member disposed between the absorbent body and the wearer, the physical sensation member adapted to... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc. Tara Pohlkotte

20100152688 - Wetness sensor insert: An insert for sensing a bodily fluid or condition and for use in conjunction with an undergarment or a disposable absorbent article is provided, the insert including a first substrate having a first substrate article-facing surface and a first substrate body-facing surface, a second substrate having a second substrate body-facing... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc. Tara Pohlkotte

20100152691 - Liquid surfactant compositions that adhere to surfaces and solidify and swell in the presence of water and articles using the same: A liquid surfactant composition includes at least one anionic surfactant and at least one cationic surfactant. The combination of surfactants is formulated to provide a liquid composition that swells in the presence of water or body fluids, becomes a moldable solid in the presence of an excess of water, and... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc. Tara Pohlkotte

20100152692 - Article with fluid-activated barriers: An absorbent article has a longitudinal direction, a transverse direction, a first major surface which forms a body-facing surface of the absorbent article, and a second major surface disposed distally from the first major surface which forms a garment-facing surface of the absorbent article. The article includes an absorbent core... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc. Tara Pohlkotte

20100152693 - Absorbent article having line of weakness for folding the article: A feminine care absorbent article has a longitudinal axis, a transverse axis, and an absorbent structure configured for disposition adjacent a female wearer's vaginal region to absorb bodily fluids discharged by the wearer. The absorbent structure has end portions and a middle portion located between the end portions. The absorbent... Agent: Christopher M. Goff (27839) Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20100152694 - Absorbent article with waist relief feature: An absorbent article includes a liquid pervious bodyside liner; a liquid impervious outer cover; and an absorbent core positioned between the bodyside liner and the outer cover. The absorbent article defining a crotch portion connected between a front portion and a back portion; the front portion includes a front waist... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc. Tara Pohlkotte

20100152695 - Method for making a waist relief feature: A method of making an absorbent article with a waist relief area includes providing a web of outer cover material moving in a machine direction; cutting a plurality of first relief holes in the web of outer cover material; at least partially covering the plurality of first relief holes with... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc. Tara Pohlkotte

20100152696 - Auxiliary pad and absorptive article with auxiliary pad: An absorbent article having an absorbent body capable following movement of the wear's body. An auxiliary pad is a pad used along with a base absorbent body and has a pad side absorbent body as a pad side absorption layer, a surface side layer as a liquid permeable surface side... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20100152697 - Disposable diaper and absorbent article: [Means for Solving Problem] A disposable diaper in the present invention is configured in such a manner that a section corresponding to a first portion at the longitudinal intermediate of the inner elastic members 13i is designated as an unfixed section 14 where a back sheet 1 and an outer... Agent: Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

20100152698 - Anti-thrombogenic catheter and method: A medical catheter assembly is provided including an inner catheter member, where that inner catheter member includes a plurality of inner catheter lumens, and an outer sheath with at least one patent sheath lumen. The inner catheter is slidably disposed through a length of the at least one patent sheath... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20100152699 - Nanochanneled device and related methods: A nanochannel delivery device and method of manufacturing and use. The nanochannel delivery device comprises an inlet, an outlet, and a nanochannel. The nanochannel may be oriented parallel to the primary plane of the nanochannel delivery device. The inlet and outlet may be in direct fluid communication with the nanochannel.... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.

20100152700 - Integrated storage and delivery systems for nutritional compositions: Apparatuses, kits and methods useful in the storage and delivery of nutritional compositions and other fluids are described. In a general embodiment, an integrated storage and delivery system for nutritional compositions comprises a container defining a chamber, a finish, and a penetrable seal. The finish defines an opening and the... Agent: Nestle Healthcare Nutrition

20100152701 - Methods and devices for delivering agents across biological barriers: The invention provides for microneedle devices for delivering agents across biological barriers. The microneedles include agent reservoirs integrated into the bodies of the microneedles, themselves.... Agent: Morse, Barnes-brown & Pendleton, P.C. Attn:IPManager

20100152702 - Method for delivering medication into an arterial wall for prevention of restenosis: A method for preventing a restenosis within a vessel wall requires a medicament be delivered at predetermined locations into the vessel wall and allowed to subsequently disperse in a predetermined pattern. To deliver the medicament, a catheter with an expanding member is advanced into the vasculature of a patient until... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100152703 - System and method of efficacious body cavity washing: Systems and methods of efficaciously washing body cavities, specifically including the nasal cavity wherein a fluid flow is governed in at least one of degree and direction of issuance. Governing of the degree of fluid flow can involve an applicator that is affixable to a fluid source, wherein the applicator... Agent: Hana R. Solomon, Md

20100152704 - Method for intravesical drug delivery: Implant devices for intravesical administration and local drug delivery. The device has a body which includes a hollow tube formed of a biocompatible material; at least one reservoir in the tube which contains a drug; and one or more apertures through which the drug can be released. The device is... Agent: Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

20100152706 - Atraumatic suction catheter: An atraumatic suction catheter having a tubular body with a lumen formed therethrough. At a distal end, the catheter has three equally spaced elongated openings positioned near its distal tip. The catheter may have a fourth round opening positioned proximally to the three openings. The catheter has improved suctioning ability... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc. Tara Pohlkotte

20100152707 - Atraumatic suction catheter: There is provided a suction catheter having a tubular body with a lumen formed therethrough. The catheter has a plurality of spaced elongated apertures positioned near its distal tip. The catheter may have a fourth round opening positioned proximally to the three openings. The catheter has reduced impact force compared... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc. Tara Pohlkotte

20100152705 - Catheter: A drainage or infusion catheter comprises a flexible tube that terminates at the distal portion thereof in an apertured spiroid. The flexible tube has one or more subcutaneous cuffs, affixed at the midportion of the tube, and one or more pairs of opposed offsets of the tube between the proximal... Agent: Olson & Cepuritis, Ltd.

20100152709 - Dysfunction resistant catheter systems and associated methods: A catheter assembly includes a first line having (i) a first proximal end portion defining a first opening, (ii) a first distal end portion defining a second opening, and (iii) a first fluid passage extending between the first opening and the second opening. The catheter assembly includes a second line... Agent: Maginot, Moore & Beck, LLP Chase Tower

20100152710 - Multitube catheter: A multitube catheter is provided. The assembly includes two or more tubes fused together to form one catheter tube shaft. Each tube has at least one lumen extending longitudinally through the catheter from its distal end to its proximal end. The tubes are fused together by use of heat and... Agent: Decker, Jones, Mcmackin, Mcclane, Hall & Bates, P.C.

20100152708 - Non-fouling, anti-microbial, anti-thrombogenic graft-from compositions: Substrates, optionally coated with an undercoating layer, having grafted there from one or more non-fouling materials are described herein. The non-fouling, polymeric material can be grafted from a variety of substrate materials, particularly polymeric substrates and/or polymeric undercoating layers. The graft-from techniques described herein can result in higher surface densities... Agent: Pabst Patent Group LLP

20100152711 - Offset coupling region: The invention provides a medical device delivery system comprising an offset coupling region interposed between an elongated hypotube guide member or catheter and a support segment. The medical device to be delivered is disposed about the support segment and contained and/or constrained within a containment element. The medical device may... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20100152712 - Fluid processing system and collecting device thereof: A collecting device is provided and utilized to collect a fluid, such as waste liquid or blood from a wound. The collecting device includes a first guiding element, an absorbing element and a second guiding element. The absorbing element includes a plurality of absorbing units disposed on the first guiding... Agent: Quintero Law Office, PC

20100152714 - Air tolerant implantable piston pump: An implantable infusion device includes a reservoir for housing an infusion medium and a drive mechanism having an inlet chamber, a piston and a piston channel. The inlet chamber is in fluid communication with the reservoir. The piston channel is in fluid communication with the inlet chamber, and has a... Agent: Campbell Nelson Whipps, LLC

20100152713 - Implantable drug delivery system having periodic drug delivery regimen to avoid granulomas: An implantable drug delivery system including: a biocompatible or bio-inert housing containing a drug infusion pump, a drug chamber from which a liquid drug is dispensed when the pump applies a force to the drug chamber, and an internal controller actuating the pump; a delivery catheter extending from the housing... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

  
06/10/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type

20100145249 - System for enriching a bodily fluid with a gas having a removable gas-enrichment device with an information recording element: This invention discloses a modular system having a base module, a mid-section control module, and a display module for preparing and administering a gas-enriched bodily fluid via an extracorporeal circuit. Gas-enrichment is achieved by a gas-enriching device which can be in the form of a disposable cartridge. The gas-enrichment device... Agent: Therox, Inc. Legal Department

20100145248 - System for enriching a bodily fluid with a gas having automated priming capabilities: This invention discloses a modular system having a base module, a mid-section control module, and a display module for preparing and administering a gas-enriched bodily fluid. Gas-enrichment is achieved by a gas-enriching device which can be in the form of a disposable cartridge. During operation, the gas-enrichment device is placed... Agent: Therox, Inc. Legal Department

20100145250 - Follow-up of the vascular access of a dialyzed patient: The invention relates to a calculation and control system for the determination of the state of a vascular access of a patient intended to follow successive sessions of extracorporeal blood treatment by extraction and return of the blood via the vascular access, the system comprising: means for determining the value... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100145251 - Prevention of indwelling device related infection: compositions and methods: Catheters used for medical treatment, e.g., hemodialysis are filled with a locking solution, usually heparin between treatments. To prevent infections, antimicrobial or antibiotic substances have been used as locking solution alone or in combination with antithrombotic substances. It has been found that these locking solutions are rapidly washed out from... Agent: Pandiscio & Pandiscio, P.C.

20100145252 - Prevention of indwelling device related infection: compositions and methods: Catheters used for medical treatment, e.g., hemodialysis are filled with a locking solution, usually heparin between treatments. To prevent infections, antimicrobial or antibiotic substances have been used as locking solution alone or in combination with antithrombotic substances. It has been found that these locking solutions are rapidly washed out from... Agent: Pandiscio & Pandiscio, P.C.

20100145257 - Method, apparatus, and kit for onychomycosis treatment: Methods, apparatus, and kits for onychomycosis treatment are presented. In one embodiment, a kit for treatment includes an anti-fungal agent, in a composition, and an electrically powered patch. Exemplary embodiments of the patch include a first electrode, a power source having a first and second terminal, a second electrode coupled... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100145256 - Methods and compositions for tattoo removal: Methods and formulations for removing a tattoo by using a cell disrupter in combination with a vasodilator, and optionally one or more of an osmotic modifying agent, a chelation agent, and an occlusive modifying agent. Embodiments optionally further include using one or more of an antibiotic, anesthetic, penetration enhancer, excipient,... Agent: Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP

20100145253 - Methods for non-thermal application of gas plasma to living tissue: Method for the non-thermal treatment of human or animal tissue with high-voltage electrical discharge plasma is disclosed. The disclosed method employs current through plasma and through tissue not for the purpose of heating the tissue, but instead to maintain the plasma proximate to the tissue being treated. Also disclosed is... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP

20100145255 - System and method for reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and improving the skin tone: The present invention provides a system for rejuvenating the skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and improving the skin tone, which includes both a topical composition and a phototherapy device. Specifically, the topical composition contains one or more skin rejuvenating agents selected from the group consisting of... Agent: The Estee Lauder Cos, Inc

20100145254 - Systems and methods for treatment of prostatic tissue: A prostate therapy system is provided that may include any of a number of features. One feature of the prostate therapy system is that it can access a prostate lobe transurethrally. Another feature of the prostate therapy system is that it can deliver condensable vapor into the prostate to ablate... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP

20100145258 - Systems and methods for eliminating post-excitation vibration in ophthalmic surgical handpieces: A method of eliminating post-excitation vibration provided from a surgical handpiece to a patient's eye during ophthalmic surgery. The surgical handpiece includes an ultrasonic vibration structure for generating vibration and a needle for transmitting the vibration into the patients eye. The method includes exciting the ultrasonic vibration structure and thereby... Agent: Bausch & Lomb Incorporated

20100145259 - Thrombectomy and soft debris removal device: A device suitable for removing material from a living being is provided, featuring an infusate pump, and an aspiration pump, both powered by a motor. The aspiration pump and infusate pump preferably feature a helical pumping mechanism, and operate at a high rate of rotation, thereby ensuring adequate pumping performance... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100145260 - Harmonic cold plasma device and associated methods: A method for generating atmospheric pressure cold plasma inside a hand-held unit discharges cold plasma with simultaneously different rf wavelengths and their harmonics. The unit includes an rf tuning network that is powered by a low-voltage power supply connected to a series of high-voltage coils and capacitors. The rf energy... Agent: Jacqueline E. Hartt, Ph. D. Lowndes Drosdick Doster Kantor & Reed, P.A.

20100145261 - Trocar sleeve: A trocar sleeve that isolates the surgical device or movement thereof to inhibit or prevent an established non-jet streaming condition from becoming a jet streaming condition and a method of inhibiting or preventing a jet streaming condition from occurring due to instrument obstruction.... Agent: Jacobson & Johnson

20100145262 - Safety system for insulin delivery advisory algorithms: A closed loop control system for a medical drug delivery device logs historical data such as drug delivered and corresponding physiological parameters such as blood glucose level. On the basis of the logged historical data, the system calculates an estimated event forecast on which basis the system further calculates the... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department

20100145263 - Syringe movement mechanism and control system therefor: c

20100145264 - Portable breastpump: A portable breast pump has a suction unit and a collecting unit which is connected to this suction unit via a flexible suction line. The collecting unit comprises a breast shield, a milk-receiving container and a coupling element which connects the breast shield to the milk-receiving container. The suction unit... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

20100145265 - Agent delivery catheter having a radially expandable centering support members: A catheter for delivering an agent to an injection site in a wall of a patient's body lumen, with an elongated shaft having a needle-through lumen slidably containing a needle therein, and an expandable member on the distal shaft section which has a collapsed configuration and a radially expanded configuration.... Agent: Fulwider Patton, LLP (abbott)

20100145268 - Alloy compositions and devices including the compositions: Alloy compositions, including devices and instruments that include the compositions, are disclosed. The compositions have high hardness, strength, corrosion resistance, and biocompatibility. The compositions can be used to manufacture, for example, medical devices and products.... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20100145267 - Expandable spinal sheath and method of use: Disclosed is an expandable percutaneous sheath, for introduction into the body while in a first, low cross-sectional area configuration, and subsequent expansion to a second, enlarged cross-sectional configuration. The sheath is maintained in the first, low cross-sectional configuration by a removable tubular restraint or by structural elements built into the... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100145269 - Medical device employing liquid crystal block copolymers and method of making the same: A medical device, at least a portion of which is formed from a polymer composition including at least one liquid crystal block copolymer having at least one A block and at least one B block wherein the A block is formed of mesogenic repeat units and the B block is... Agent: Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.

20100145266 - Method for loading structured surfaces: The invention relates to a method for loading structured surfaces that are preferably made of a polymer material with the pharmacological agent paclitaxel as well as the coated medical products obtained by means of said method.... Agent: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel, P.C.

20100145271 - Method to sense temperature in an implantable pump: A pump temperature sensor is read by the infusion pump's microprocessor. Pump temperature data is stored in pump memory for later access by a remote controller. A simple thermistor or semiconductor temperature sensor can provide fast and reliable temperature monitoring of the pump and/or of a patient by reading the... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20100145270 - Tamper evident cap for a drug delivery device: According to one exemplary embodiment, a tamper evident cap for placement on a syringe includes a first section for placement about a luer tip of the syringe and a second section for placement above the luer tip when the cap is placed on the syringe. The second section has a... Agent: Marsh, Fischmann & Breyfogle LLP

20100145273 - Method for producing a heating device having a heating profile for medical instruments and a heating device produced by that method: A method for producing a temperature control means (5c, 5c) of an elastic heating profile (1), which heat and/or cool a medical instrument inserted into a cavity (3) of the heating profile (1), are provided in bores (4a, 4b, 4c, . . . ) having a bore diameter (110, 110′)... Agent: Kohler Schmid Moebus

20100145272 - Wax micro actuator: An actuator comprises a cavity containing a working medium that reversibly expands as it undergoes a phase change from a solid to a liquid state, a diaphragm disposed adjacent the cavity such that expansion and contraction of the expandable working medium causes the diaphragm to deflect, and a semiconductor element... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP

20100145274 - Liquid pharmaceutical identity and quantity marking: Rendering conspicuous liquid medicaments which are conventionally supplied as colorless liquids. A coloring agent may be added to the conventionally colorless liquid. Where different liquid medicaments are supplied, coloring agents of different hues may be added to the respective different liquid medicaments. A syringe for dispensing liquids may be provided... Agent: Italia Ip

20100145275 - Device for automatic delivery of successive doses of product: The invention relates to a device (1) for delivering two predetermined doses of a product (3), comprising:—a container (2) for containing said product, said container having a distal end (2d) through which the product is delivered under the distal pressure of a piston,—a pusher (7) movable with respect to said... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20100145277 - Cannula: A cannula (1) comprising A) a central axis (2), a front end (3), a rear end (4) and a channel (5) coaxial or parallel to said central axis (2) and defining a peripheral wall (12) of said cannula (1); B) referencing means (15) at said rear end (4), so that... Agent: Rankin, Hill & Clark LLP

20100145276 - Portable infusion device with means for monitoring and controlling fluid delivery: A device (1000) for delivering a therapeutic fluid (e.g. insulin) into a body of a patient are provided. In one aspect, the device can be implemented with a help of a patch unit (10) securable to a cradle unit (20) or to the body of the patient. The patch unit... Agent: Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo

20100145278 - Agent delivery catheter having articulating arms: An agent delivery catheter which has a support member comprising at least one articulating arm having an end fixedly secured relative to the shaft and having an anchor end section opposite to the fixed end. The articulating arm is biased to pivot at the fixed end away from the shaft,... Agent: Fulwider Patton, LLP (abbott)

20100145280 - Catheter clip for securing a catheter hub to a patient: A spring-loaded clip for removably attaching a catheter hub to the skin of a patient. The clip includes first and second needle members pivotably connected on a common axis and closable with their respective arcuate needle elements interlocked within the skin of a patient. A bias spring urges the first... Agent: Robert C. Brown

20100145279 - Self-suturing catheter system: An improved catheter-over-needle system having a hub including a self-suturing mechanism comprising a circular needle rotatably slidable in a circular groove in the hub. The needle is sharpened to a point at an end and preferably is also formed into a tang for use as a handle. The hub is... Agent: Robert C. Brown

20100145281 - Harness interface conduit, tether line, and swivel for use in animals: A harness for use in coupling with an animal interface, the animal interface comprising one or more of conduits for transmitting fluid, electrical signals, or optical signals. Swivel extension tether for quick connect to harness, dual-ended swivel, an extension line, and connection to upstream monitoring equipment. Method for using the... Agent: Biotech Beach Law Group , PC

20100145282 - Injection button: A push button connection for an injection device comprising a push button (10) and a driving part (20). The two parts of the push button connection are mounted to each other and is relatively rotatable to each other. In order to minimize the friction occurring between the push button and... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department

20100145283 - Applicator: p

20100145284 - Needle-equipped syringe barrel needle-equipped syringe, and mold and method for molding same: There are provided a needle-equipped syringe barrel and a needle-equipped syringe in which a needle is suitably fixed to a syringe nozzle, and a mold and a method for molding thereof. A metal needle 12 is integrally equipped to a synthetic resin syringe nozzle 113 by integral molding, an area... Agent: Kanesaka Berner And Partners LLP

20100145285 - Multi-lumen catheter configuration: A multi-lumen catheter for use in the extracorporeal treatment of bodily fluids comprises a tubular catheter body having a first septum extending along its length, and having a withdrawal port and an infusion port. First and second withdrawal lumens are disposed on one side of the septum for transporting fluids... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/indy/cook Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20100145286 - Layered non-fouling, antimicrobial antithrombogenic coatings: Substrates, optionally coated with an undercoating, having grafted thereto one or more non-fouling materials are described herein. The non-fouling, polymeric material can be grafted to a variety of functionalized substrate materials, particularly polymeric substrates and/or polymeric undercoatings immobilized on a substrate. The compositions described herein are highly resistant protein absorption,... Agent: Pabst Patent Group LLP

20100145287 - Assembly for conditioning and dispensing a medical liquid: This assembly is of the type including: a vessel (4) for containing liquid, the vessel (4) having a neck (14); a dispensing dropper end fitting (6) disposed at the end of the neck (14); and a cap (8) for closing the vessel (4), provided to be screwed onto the neck... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100145288 - Anti-spill urinal: The present invention relates to urinals for use by the bedridden. The anti-spill urinal of the present invention includes a flexible tube for improved contact with the patient. The present invention may also include a rounded lip for improved contact with the patient. The urinal of the present invention may... Agent: Miller & Barns, PLLC

20100145290 - Medical suction control with isolation characteristics: A suction regulator for controlling a level of negative pressure in a system in which compensatory clean airflow is used to isolate a control device for regulating suction delivered to a patient is disclosed. The regulator comprises an inlet; an outlet; a controller for controlling the suction delivered to the... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20100145289 - Wound therapy device and related methods: A wound closure apparatus to promote tissue healing at a wound is provided and includes a porous pad positioned at the wound and a suction pump in fluid communication with the porous pad to provide a negative pressure to the porous pad. The suction pump is disposed within a housing.... Agent: Kinetic Concepts, Inc. C/o Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20100145291 - Deodorizing filter and excreta receptacle having the same: [Element for Solution] The deodorizing filter 30 includes a laminate of, as sequentially superimposed one upon another, a deodorizing layer (31), a breathable waterproof layer (32) covering a one-side surface of the deodorizing layer, a porous material layer (33) covering a one-side surface of the breathable waterproof layer, and a... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100145293 - Apparatus and system for isolating a fistula: The present invention is an apparatus and system of isolating a fistula (e.g., an enteric fistula or an ostomy stoma) from within a wound bed, for use in conjunction with a negative pressure, suction-based dressing system comprised of an isolation component and a porous dressing component with an aperture that... Agent: Absolute Technology Law Group LLC

20100145292 - Stoma cap device for ostomy maintenance assistance: Provided is a cap device for home use to temporarily cover the stoma resulting from a urostomy, colostomy or ileostomy procedure. It provides a favorable means of preventing leakage during routine cleaning around the stoma during the ostomy pouch replacement process. The device may include, in any combination, use of... Agent: Melanie Mayer

20100145294 - Three-dimensional vertical hydration/dehydration sensor: A three-dimensional fluidic assay device or sensor is described. The sensor has a porous substrate with a first face or plane defined along x-y coordinate axes, and a second face remote in a z-direction from the first face. The first face contains a sample deposition zone and the second face... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc. Tara Pohlkotte

20100145295 - Disposable absorbent articles with clothlike feel backsheet having zoned breathability and process for making such backsheets: A disposable absorbent article comprising a breathable polymeric film at least partially combined with a fibrous material to a laminated for being used as backsheet material with zones having different breathability.... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20100145296 - Absorptive article: Provided is an absorptive article having absorption elements capable of following the body of a user. This absorptive article (1) comprises a generally rectangular base absorption element (2), a top absorption element (3) disposed on one surface of the base absorption element (2) at substantially lateral center of the base... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20100145297 - Single dose medication container: A portable shatter-proof container for liquid medication is adapted for measuring, labeling, and dispensing single dosages of prescribed medication. The apparatus is comprised of a three-dimensional graduated tube having a snap-closure lid and a base for allowing the apparatus to stand upright. The tube has graduated marks in imperial and... Agent: Malin Haley Dimaggio Bowen & Lhota, P.A.

20100145298 - Oxygen-carrying blood substitute preparations: An oxygen-carrying blood substitute preparation stable upon storage is provided. The preparation comprises an oxygen-carrying substance capable of reversibly binding and releasing oxygen in vivo and an amount of a physiologically tolerable reducing agent effective for preventing at least partially irreversible oxidation of said oxygen-carrying substance. Preferably the oxygen-carrying substance... Agent: Millen, White, Zelano & Branigan, P.C.

20100145299 - Implantable pump for drug delivery to treat erectile dysfunction: An implantable pump (10) is provided for pumping a drug in a patient's body (100). The pump includes a drug delivery chamber (22) configured to be filled with the drug and a drug delivery catheter (50) having a catheter lumen (58) and a distal end (56), the drug delivery catheter... Agent: Husch Blackwell Sanders, LLP Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP Welsh & Katz

20100145300 - Methods and apparatus for translating a continuous-delivery delivery profile into a plurality of periodic bolus deliveries: Methods and apparatus for translating a continuous-delivery delivery profile into a plurality of periodic bolus deliveries.... Agent: Henricks Slavin And Holmes, LLP Advanced Bionics Corporation

20100145301 - Spray administration of compositions including active agents such as peptides to the gastrointestinal tract: Methods of administering an active agent such as an active pharmaceutical ingredient by spraying a composition comprising the active agent at a luminal wall of the gastrointestinal tract are disclosed. Also disclosed are devices for administering a composition suitable for implementing the disclosed method. Also disclosed is the use of... Agent: Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti PC

20100145302 - Flow control system based on leakage: An ophthalmic surgical system utilizes a needle through which fluid is aspirated from a surgical site, and a sleeve coaxially received over the needle to define a flow passage between the sleeve and needle through which fluid is communicated to the surgical site. The system further includes a container that... Agent: Bausch & Lomb Incorporated

20100145303 - Device for drug delivery: Delivery of more than one therapeutic fluid as a means to control symptoms of a health conditions is disclosed. More than one therapeutic fluid may be dispensed from more than one reservoir and delivered to a user's body via one or more cannula that penetrate the skin. The therapeutic fluids... Agent: Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo

20100145305 - Low volume accurate injector: Substance-administration apparatus is provided, including a housing and a needle couplable to the housing, having a skin-insertion portion 0.3-2.5 mm in length and an outer diameter that is less than 0.23 mm. The apparatus also comprises a dosage regulator coupled to the housing, which regulates a dosage of the substance... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100145304 - Thermochemical ablation of bodily tissue: Thermochemical ablation techniques may provide ablation of bodily tissue using chemical reaction energy.... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100145306 - Various catheter devices for myocardial injections or other uses: A catheter device comprising a proboscis shaft and a proboscis disposed within the proboscis shaft. In certain embodiments, the catheter device further comprises an elongate tubular member, wherein the proboscis shaft is disposed within the elongate tubular member. In certain embodiments, the catheter device comprises a tissue surface engagement structure,... Agent: Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.

20100145307 - Dual modulus balloon for interventional procedures: A device for interventional surgical or medical procedures is presented. The device is generally in the form of a balloon and is used to position itself or other working elements up against or through lumen walls in the body. The balloon is comprised of at least two materials of different... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100145308 - Medical devices with a slotted tubular member having improved stress distribution: Medical devices and methods for making and using the same. A medical device may include an elongate tubular member. The tubular member may include a first circumferential tube segment, a second circumferential tube segment disposed next to the first circumferential tube segment, and a third circumferential tube segment disposed next... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20100145309 - Retractable catheter: A retractable catheter for use in an implant delivery system, the catheter including an elongate tubular sheath made of a relatively flexible material, and a pull element for transmitting a pull force to the sheath to retract it longitudinally. The pull element includes an end portion disposed in the relatively... Agent: C. R. Bard, Inc. Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.

20100145310 - Method and apparatus for operating a micromotor in a fluid: A device and a method for sealing a micromotor with an optional associated gearbox are disclosed where, in one aspect of the present invention, a catheter tip comprises: a micromotor; an ultrasound imaging transducer; a gearbox mechanically coupled to the micromotor, the gearbox having a rotatable portion mechanically coupled to... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

20100145311 - Catheter shaft with improved manifold bond: A catheter shaft with an improved manifold bond and methods for making and using the same. The catheter shaft may include a sleeve disposed, for example, near its proximal end. The sleeve may include a first layer that is attached to the catheter shaft and a second layer to which... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20100145312 - Connector: A connector includes a first structure including a tubular male connector section that has a male-side cavity, and a tubular female connector section having a female-side cavity, which communicates with the male-side cavity and to which another male connector section the same as the male connector section can be connected,... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100145313 - System and method for treating septal defects: A system for introducing and advancing medical devices into vessels, including an introducer with a first elongated tubular member having a first connection element at a distal end and a guide catheter comprising a second connection element at a proximal end, the first and second elongated tubular members being substantially... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department

20100145314 - Catheter cap guard: a catheter accessory: A cap guard for a urinary catheter is presented which extends the catheter away from the urinary meatus, in-line with the urethra, for a given distance thereby preventing/mitigating irritation to the penile head and urinary meatus during catheterization. Thus, the cap guard generally includes/defines a conduit extending away from the... Agent: Mccarter & English, LLP Stamford

20100145315 - Indwelling urinary catheterization assembly: An indwelling urinary catheter assembly is disclosed having an indwelling catheter and a sheath enclosing an insertable portion of the indwelling catheter.... Agent: Moazzam & Associates, LLC

20100145316 - Device for delivery of a substance: A device for delivering a substance in situ in a body comprising at least one permeable expandable container having a first dimension and a second dimension and having contained therein the substance to be delivered; and at least one expandable particle comprising a swellable material contained within the container and... Agent: Bennett Jones LLP C/o Ms Roseann Caldwell

20100145317 - Device system and method for monitoring and controlling blood analyte levels: A device and system for monitoring an analyte in a subject and for controlling blood analyte levels are provided. The device and system include a sensor element which is designed and configured for detecting the analyte in blood flowing through the bone of the subject.... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100145318 - Method and device for changing the ph of a solution: The invention relates to a device (22) for changing the pH of a solvent in which a substance is dissolved. The device includes a housing (24) in contact with the solvent through a housing wall (26) that is permissive to the solvent and the substance. The housing contains enzymes adapted... Agent: Vedder Price P.C.

  
06/03/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type

20100137777 - Method and device for monitoring a blood treatment unit of an extracorporeal blood treatment device: The present invention relates to a method and a device for monitoring a blood treatment unit, subdivided by a semipermeable membrane into a blood chamber and a dialysis liquid chamber, of an extra-corporeal blood treatment device, which comprises an extra-corporeal blood circuit having an arterial branch leading to the blood... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100137778 - Automated blood sampler and analyzer: An automated blood sampler integratable with a glucose monitor comprises a catheter connected to a tube-set forming a single blood passageway; a clamp-on air-bubble sensor and a occlusion sensor externally attached to the tube set; a single peristaltic pump and two 3-way pinch valves attached to the tube set and... Agent: James Minerve

20100137780 - Apparatus and method for delivering a therapeutic agent to ocular tissue: An apparatus for delivering at least one therapeutic agent to an ocular tissue of a subject includes at least one electrode, a medicament layer including the at least one therapeutic agent, an electrical signal source, and logic configured to control the electrical signal source. The at least one electrode has... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.

20100137779 - Systems, devices, and methods for powering and/or controlling devices, for instance transdermal delivery devices: Systems, devices, and methods for powering and/or controlling active or electrically powered transdermal delivery devices employ a magnetic field blocker such as a ferrous disk between a magnetic coupler element and a battery to counter adverse affects on the battery by the magnetic coupler element.... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20100137781 - Bubble-type nose cleaner: A bubble-type nose cleaner includes a container, an electromagnetic pump, a nose-washing tool, and at least a bubble generating valve. The container has a containing space for storing a cleaning solution. The electromagnetic pump is communicated with the container through a negative pressure channel, thereby the cleaning solution in the... Agent: David And Raymond Patent Firm

20100137782 - Device for carrying a peritoneal dialysis treatment: The invention concerns a device and a method for a peritoneal dialysis treatment in several cycles. A cycler (1) controlled by a processor (31) fills the abdominal cavity with dialysis fluid, and drains the abdominal cavity. A sensor (37) senses a variable related to the draining of the dialysis fluid.... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100137783 - Gastric tube and a method for introducing a gastric tube: The invention relates to a gastric tube for supplying or removing substances to or from the gastric tract of a patient, and to a method for introducing a gastric tube. In order to reduce the strain on the patient and the risk of injury, especially for patients with disturbed consciousness,... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20100137784 - Micro-valve: A one-way valve comprises a seat and a membrane having an inner portion that is stretched over the seat, wherein, in use, the inner membrane portion is selectively deflected from the seat such that a fluid path is created from one side of the membrane to the other so as... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP

20100137785 - Drug pellet molding onto plunger assembly: A pellet loading apparatus has a pellet housing configured to receive and hold a plunger so that a cavity is formed by an interior surface of the pellet housing and the plunger. A pellet is located or formed in the cavity. A dispensing chamber housing is located in a disposable... Agent: Alcon

20100137787 - Delivery devices for modulating inflammation: Certain embodiments disclosed relate to compositions, including therapeutic compositions, methods, devices, and systems that modulate at least one inflammatory response or reaction. According to various embodiments, the compositions, methods, devices, and systems relate to modulating one or more of Toll-like receptors, Src family kinases, NF-kB molecules, proteases, or proteasomes.... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

20100137789 - Drug delivery presentation and arrangement for drug delivery presentation: A drug delivery presentation is disclosed herein. The drug delivery presentation includes a display for showing a concentration of at least two different types of drugs including a first drug and a second drug for a subject, and also for showing a coordinate system for a variable first drug concentration... Agent: General Electric Company Ge Global Patent Operation

20100137788 - Methods and systems for determining an intravenous insulin infusion rate to correct hyperglycemia of a patient, to maintain euglycemia of a patient, and to prevent hypoglycemia of a patient: Methods and systems for determining an intravenous infusion rate to correct hyperglycemia of a patient, to maintain euglycemia of a patient, and to prevent hypoglycemia are disclosed. In one aspect, a method for determining an intravenous insulin infusion rate to correct hyperglycemia of a patient includes estimating an insulin infusion... Agent: Jenkins, Wilson, Taylor & Hunt, P. A.

20100137786 - System and method for actively managing type 1 diabetes mellitus on a personalized basis: A system and method for actively managing Type 1 diabetes mellitus on a personalized basis is provided. Models of glycemic effect for a Type 1 diabetic patient are established for both insulin time course and digestive response. A rise in postprandial blood glucose is estimated through food ingestion of a... Agent: Cascadia Intellectual Property

20100137790 - Detachable portable infusion device: A portable therapeutic apparatus and a method for controlling the apparatus are provided. In one aspect the apparatus and the method can be implemented using a patch unit (100, 200) removably attachable to a cradle unit (20), said cradle unit removably attachable to the body of the patient; a position... Agent: Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo

20100137791 - Drive assembly suitable for use in a medication delivery device an medication delivery device: A drive assembly for use in a medication delivery device is provided for, which comprises a housing having a proximal end and a distal end, a drive member moveable in the proximal direction with respect to the housing for setting a dose of the medication to be delivered and in... Agent: Andrea Q. Ryan Sanofi-aventis U.s. LLC

20100137792 - Medication delivery device and method for operating a medication delivery device: A medication delivery device (1) comprises a housing (4) having a proximal end (P) and a distal end (D), a cartridge (3) for holding a medication (M), the cartridge (3) having an outlet (2), a moveable piston (5) being retained within the cartridge (3), a drive member (17) moveable in... Agent: Andrea Q. Ryan Sanofi-aventis U.s. LLC

20100137795 - Intra-pericardial protective device: Devices and methods that can be used to protect the esophagus during procedures such as atrial ablation. The devices can include an elongate tubular member that defines one or more lumens extending therethrough. The devices also can have a balloon attached at or near an end of the elongate tubular... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100137794 - Pharyngeal wall treatment: A patient's pharyngeal wall is treated by inserting an expander member into the airway and positioning an active portion of the expander member in opposition to portions of the pharyngeal wall to be treated. The expander member is activated to urge the wall portions outwardly to an outwardly displaced position.... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20100137793 - Spiral balloon catheter: The present invention provides a balloon catheter system comprising one or more conduits to which are attached an inner compliant balloon having a non-helical shape in its deflated state, said balloon being enclosed by an outer non-compliant or semi-compliant balloon, wherein the inner balloon is constructed such that upon inflation,... Agent: Patton Boggs LLP

20100137796 - Fluid delivery system and related methods of use: An apparatus and method for ejecting fluid from a fluid delivery system. The fluid delivery system has a pneumatic assembly that when triggered injects gas into a hydraulic assembly, which in turn ejects fluid through an external interface. An electronic interface displays various measurements, for example, how much fluid has... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100137797 - Multi-layer film welded articulated balloon: A method of fabrication of a medical balloon, and a balloon device useful for various medical balloon procedures, such as gastrointestinal, vascular, reproductive system, urinary system and pulmonary applications. At least two layers of a thermoplastic film are sealed at their peripheral edges and heat sealed at one or more... Agent: Intellectual Property / Technology Law

20100137798 - Spring arrangement in an injection device: An injection device, in some embodiments an autoinjector, which includes a thrust spring that advances an injection needle from an initial position to an insertion position from the distal end of the injection device and that causes a product to be emptied from the product reservoir by an emptying movement,... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department

20100137799 - Piercing tool: A piercing tool (1) can safely and reliably pierce a piercing needle (411) into a skin layer. The piercing tool (1) comprises a belt-like flexible fixing member (2) having an opening (3) formed for raising skin, and a piercing needle moving means (4) mounted on the belt-like fixing member (2)... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100137800 - Combined container-syringe: A combined container-syringe includes: a cartridge; a needle hub having a base portion, a cylinder portion inside which a bypass chamber is formed, and a needle attachment portion inside which an introducing hole communicated with an injection needle is formed; a front stopper; a rear stopper; and a plunger rod... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP

20100137801 - Injection device with controlled needle retraction: An injection device, in some embodiments an autoinjector, which includes a housing, an actuating sleeve carried by the device to be movable relative to the housing and which can be placed at a point of injection in a position of insertion, an injection needle extendable from the end of the... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department

20100137802 - Methods and appratus for monitoring rotation of an infusion pump driving mechanism: An infusion system, method and device for delivering therapeutic fluid to the body of a patient are disclosed. The device includes a dispensing unit having a peristaltic pump for dispensing therapeutic fluid to the body of the patient. The peristaltic pump includes a driving mechanism. The device further includes a... Agent: Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo

20100137803 - Needle tip protector: The present disclosure is directed to an indwelling needle set which includes a needle tip protector device which adds a minimal length to the needle set to maintain operability of the device. To accomplish this, a needle tip protector device is provided for releasable attachment to the needle set. The... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20100137804 - Intravascular needle and catheter assembly: An intravascular needle and catheter arrangement that ensures flashback is indicated after the catheter is safely inserted through the needle puncture in the vascular wall and emplaced into the vessel. This placement location, at which flashback first occurs is sufficient to begin threading the catheter without risk of over-insertion or... Agent: Loginov & Associates, PLLC

20100137805 - Apparatus for securing an invasive tube to a body: An apparatus is provided for securing an elongated member such as a feeding tube, catheter or similar invasive tube, wire, cable or cord to a person's body. The apparatus may include a belt having an aperture that extends through the belt, and a securable flap that may cover the aperture.... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle, Anderson & Citkowski, P.C.

20100137806 - Infusion safety strap apparatus: A an arm band or strap is provided adapted to be adjustably and comfortably worn about the wrist or forearm of a patient receiving dialysis treatment. Located on the exterior of the band or strap is a pair of oppositely and axially extending tabs having an underside of hook or... Agent: Charles J. Mccluskey

20100137807 - Securement device for indwelling catheters or introducers: A securement device for indwelling catheters or introducers has a pad with an adhesive backing for securement to the skin of a patient. A base is mounted on the pad having one or more spaced holes therethrough with an elongated strand extending through said hole or holes. The strand may... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100137808 - Cartridge for auto-injector apparatus: A cartridge assembly apparatus for an auto-injector includes a flexible container containing a liquid medicant. A needle hub is connected to the flexible container. A needle is attached to the needle hub and extends proximally from the needle hub. A frame is connected to the needle hub and includes a... Agent: Waddey & Patterson, P.C.

20100137809 - Injection device with cannula support which can be clicked in: An injection device including a cannula support, an ampoule holder and a holder that holds the cannula support on the ampoule holder, wherein the holder includes an engaging element and a receptacle for the engaging element and is arranged in the region of a side of the cannula support that... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department

20100137810 - Safety guards for syringe needle: A safety guard (10) for a needle has a slider (22) for slideably encasing the needle; a moveably traveler (34) that slides over and with the slider and is in sliding engagement with and within a housing (14). A resilient member (80) within the housing biases the slider distally to... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20100137811 - Cell handling device, tissue regeneration composition, and tissue regeneration method: A syringe-type cell handling device for storing and subsequently transplanting, into a living body, cells harvested from a living body or cells obtained by culturing harvested cells. The syringe-type cell handling device includes a vessel having a closed mouth and being at least partially composed of a main body, and... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20100137812 - Pen style liquid dispenser: A hand-held device (10) useful for dispensing a liquid material includes a housing (11) containing the material to be dispensed and having a dispensing nozzle (12) and a resettable ratchet (13, 50) operatively connected to a biased piston (30). The ratchet mechanism (13, 50) including a release lever (13) normally... Agent: Dentsply International Inc

20100137813 - Luer connectors, components thereof and fluent material delivery devices utilizing the same: Disclosed herein are luer connectors, components thereof and fluent material delivery devices utilizing the same. The disclosed luer lock connectors can be used with syringe and needle assemblies to resist leakage through and disengagement of the syringe and needle assembly.... Agent: Allergan, Inc.

20100137814 - Atraumatic ear irrigation device: An ear irrigation device for delivering fluid into the auditory canal (2) for removal of earwax (3), which is the entire ear piece (1), when in use to be fitted into an ear canal (2), that has a longitudinal extended body of hollow tubing (4) coiled as a helical spring... Agent: Butzel LongIPDocketing Dept

20100137815 - Needle tip guard for percutaneous entry needles: A needle tip protective device for use with percutaneous entry needles. In one embodiment, the needle tip protective device includes a needle guard slidably mounted on a hypodermic needle, the latter having a needle tip located at the distal end thereof, and a change of profile formed medially there along.... Agent: Tim L. Kitchen

20100137816 - Injection of fibrin sealant including an anesthetic in spinal applications: A method of treating a disc that is leaking nucleus pulposus through at least one defect in the annulus fibrosus. The method includes injecting a fibrin sealant into the disc to reduce at least a portion of the at least one defect, wherein the fibrin sealant injected into the disc... Agent: O'keefe, Egan, Peterman & Enders LLP

20100137818 - Multi-piece punctal plug: A multi-piece punctal plug has one or more superficial plugs connected to an anchor plug deeper in the naso-lacrimal canaliculus. The anchor is fixed to the wall of the lacrimal duct while the superficial plugs are axially and detachably secured to the anchor plug so that the multi-plug complex may... Agent: Notaro & Michalos P.C.

20100137817 - System and method for mechanical closure of wounds: Devices for treating wounds and methods of treating wounds are described. In use, the devices allow both mechanical force and negative pressure therapy.... Agent: Finnegan/kci

20100137819 - Absorptive article, absorptive article system, and care system: An absorptive article which includes a locking part disposed on one end in the longitudinal direction so as to face the side of a wearing object and a locking part disposed on the other end in the longitudinal direction so as to face a side opposite to the wearing object.... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/ann Arbor

20100137820 - Surgical drape having a fluid collection pouch with an inflatable rim: According to one embodiment of the invention, an apparatus used for collecting fluids during a medical procedure includes a fluid collection pouch having an open end, an inflatable bladder substantially surrounding a perimeter of the open end, and a pump coupled to the inflatable bladder. The pump is operable to... Agent: Ecolab Inc.

20100137821 - Appliance for irrigation and/or drainage: The invention relates to an appliance for irrigation and/or drainage, which appliance comprising a body side member comprising an adhesive wafer for securing the appliance to the patient's skin, said wafer can be provided with an aperture for receiving a stoma, surrounding a wound, a fistula or a drainage site,... Agent: Coloplast A/s Attention: Corporate Patents

20100137822 - Far infrared anion complex sanitary napkin/pad: A far infrared anion complex sanitary napkin/pad comprises in sequence from upper to lower layer a web layer, an absorbent layer, a waterproof coating layer, an adhesive layer, a floral essential layer and a far infrared anion fiber layer. The floral essential layer is a paper/fabric layer soaked with extracted... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP

20100137823 - Absorbent article with improved fit: An absorbent article includes a chassis extending about a longitudinal axis and having a topsheet, a backsheet and an absorbent structure disposed between the topsheet and the backsheet. The chassis has a first transverse axis dividing the absorbent structure into a front body panel terminating in a front waist region... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100137824 - Nonwoven fabric, method for producing nonwoven fabric, and absorbent article:

20100137825 - Absorbent article with leak barriers: An absorbent article includes a front region (2), a back region (3) and a crotch region (4) there between. The article further includes substantially longitudinally extending inner (12) and outer (13) leak barriers alongside each side of the absorbent core (9). The inner and outer leak barriers are spaced from... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100137826 - Pre-assembled medical fluid flow system and method of making same: A pre-assembled medical fluid flow system and method of making same are disclosed. The system includes a first sterilized fluid flow system component, a second sterilized fluid flow system component and a flow path for providing fluid communication therebetween. The flow path includes an isolated portion. An openable closure isolates... Agent: Cook Alex Ltd.

20100137827 - Vial adaptors and methods for withdrawing fluid from a vial: In certain embodiments, a vial adaptor for removing liquid contents from a vial comprises a piercing member and a bag. The bag can be contained within the piercing member such that the bag is introduced to the vial when the vial adaptor is coupled with the vial. In some embodiments,... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100137828 - Device for infusion of at least two medicaments: A device for infusing of at least one medicament includes at least two actuators configured to cause at least two medicaments to be infused; at least one sensor configured to measure a value of at least two parameters; and a controller configured to control the at least two actuators, wherein... Agent: Darby & Darby

20100137832 - Auto-injector apparatus: An auto-injector apparatus includes a flexible container containing a liquid medicant, a needle communicated with a container, a housing with a container being received in the housing, a pump disposed in the housing and positioned to engage the flexible container and expel the medicant from the container through the needle... Agent: Waddey & Patterson, P.C.

20100137829 - Injection gateway: The current invention relates to an injection gateway (1) comprising a base part (2) which during use is secured to the skin (3) of a patient, a cannula (7) which is connected to the base part and which is inserted into the body of the patient during use, a gate... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20100137830 - Medication delivery device comprising a plurality of reservoirs: The present invention relates to a medication delivery device for delivering a set dose of medicament, the medication delivery device comprising pump means having first and second pump chambers. The first pump chamber is adapted to transfer medicament from a first collapsible reservoir to an outlet arrangement, said outlet arrangement... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department

20100137833 - Methodology for drug delivery device with sliding valve: Drug delivery devices adapted to receive liquid medication vials to fill a reservoir, utilize sliding through valves that are closed except when driven by force of liquid medication pushed by a plunger to an open position to feed the medication via needle to a patient or via a connection to... Agent: Glynntech, Inc.

20100137831 - Methods and devices for intradermal injection: Devices and methods for intradermal (ID) administration of diagnostic and therapeutic agents, vaccines and other compounds into the dermal layer of the skin are disclosed. The devices and the methods simplify the ID injection process and increase the consistency of the placement of the needle tip in the dermal space... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP

20100137835 - Deployment system for myocardial cellular material: A catheter-based deployment system for deploying cellular material (22) into the heart muscle (25). The deployment system includes a guiding catheter (19) and a needle assembly (31) capable of sliding within the guiding catheter. The needle assembly (31) terminates in a tip (34) having at least one side with an... Agent: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc./bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20100137834 - Syringe assembly: A syringe assembly comprises a syringe barrel having an elongated body defining a chamber for retaining fluid, an open proximal end, a distal end and a frusto-conically shaped tip extending from the distal end and having a passageway therethrough in fluid communication with the chamber. The chamber has an inside... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20100137836 - Storage and dispensing devices for administration of oral transmucosal dosage forms: Compositions, methods and systems for oral transmucosal administration of small volume sufentanil-containing drug dosage forms to a subject using a drug dispensing device are disclosed. The drug dispensing device may provide for administration of multiple doses, a single dose at a time or be a single dose applicator (SDA).... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP/acelrx

20100137837 - Prevention of kinks in catheter irrigation tubes: A medical device includes an insertion tube, having a distal end for insertion into a body of a subject and an opening at the distal end. A lumen, which includes a flexible tube which passes longitudinally through the insertion tube so as to communicate with the opening at the distal... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100137839 - Blind end catheter guide: A catheter guide for assisting individuals in affixing catheter tips on blind-end catheters. More specifically, the catheter guide includes a mounting ring for receiving a catheter tip. The catheter guide further includes at least two integrated prongs extending from the mounting ring for defining a receptacle adapted to receive and... Agent: Ams Research Corporation

20100137838 - Non-pvc system tube for biomedical: The present invention relates to a medical tube, comprising an inner layer comprising 50 to 90% by weight of polypropylene-based elastomer and 10 to 50% by weight of polypropylene, based on the total weight of the inner layer; an intermediate layer comprising 45 to 55% by weight of polypropylene-based elastomer... Agent: Holme Roberts & Owen LLP

20100137840 - Medical product, and a method of handling a medical system: A medical product configured for use in a medical system and a method of handling a medical system comprising a first subsystem and a second subsystem containing a medical fluid are provided. A connector connects the first and second subsystems for transport of the medical fluid from one of the... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100137841 - Constant pressure syringe for surgical use: A closed system for harvesting fat through liposuction, concentrating the aspirate so obtained, and then re-injecting the concentrated fat into a patient comprises as its main components a low pressure cannula having between about 7 to 12 side holes of about 1-2 mm by 2.0 to 4.0 mm, a spring... Agent: Thompson Coburn LLP

20100137842 - Ambulatory infusion devices with improved delivery accuracy: Infusion devices that are configured to measure fluid flow and to adjust delivery.... Agent: Henricks Slavin And Holmes, LLP Advanced Bionics Corporation

20100137843 - Delivery devices for modulating inflammation: Certain embodiments disclosed relate to compositions, including therapeutic compositions, methods, devices, and systems that modulate at least one inflammatory response or reaction. According to various embodiments, the compositions, methods, devices, and systems relate to modulating one or more of Toll-like receptors, Src family kinases, NF-kB molecules, proteases, or proteasomes.... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

20100137844 - Delivery devices for modulating inflammation: Certain embodiments disclosed relate to compositions, including therapeutic compositions, methods, devices, and systems that modulate at least one inflammatory response or reaction. According to various embodiments, the compositions, methods, devices, and systems relate to modulating one or more of Toll-like receptors, Src family kinases, NF-kB molecules, proteases, or proteasomes.... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

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