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Surgery July category listing 07/10

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07/29/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing

20100191164 - Hemodialysis apparatus: A hemodialysis apparatus includes a blood processing machine, a blood circuit through which blood led from a patient flows, a blood pump attached to the blood circuit to pump blood, a dialysate circuit, a clamp disposed downstream of the blood pump for the blood circuit to block the blood circuit,... Agent: Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero & Perle, LLP

20100191165 - Multilumen catheters and method of manufacturing: A multilumen catheter assembly and method of making the catheter assembly is provided that involves providing a plurality of tubes, each tube having a first end, a second end, at least one lumen, and at least one surface, selectively heating at least a portion of the surface of at least... Agent: Anglodynamics, Inc.

20100191166 - Subcutaneous vascular access ports and related systems and methods: Ports for accessing a vessels within a patient include passageways that can guide needles or other access devices directly into the vessels. The ports can be implanted subcutaneously within a patient. Some ports may be used in the creation and use of vascular access buttonholes.... Agent: Stoel Rives LLP - Slc

20100191167 - Gastrointestinal implant and methods for use: Methods and devices for modifying the location at which bodily fluids interact with nutrients in a gastrointestinal tract. The methods and devices utilize a conduit configured to divert bodily fluids from an entrance within a gastrointestinal tract to a location downstream from the entrance.... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20100191168 - Endovascular cerebrospinal fluid shunt: An implantable shunt device for draining cerebrospinal fluid from a patient's subarachnoid space. The device includes a shunt having opposed first and second ends. A one-way valve is located at the first end of the shunt. A helical tip is disposed at the second end. The helical tip is constructed... Agent: Nixon Peabody, LLP

20100191169 - Method and apparatus for treating a carotid artery: One disclosed embodiment comprises a method for treating lesions in the carotid artery of a mammalian body. The method comprises transcervical access and blocking of blood flow through the common carotid artery (with or without blocking of blood flow through the external carotid artery), shunting blood from the internal carotid... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c

20100191170 - Method and apparatus for treating a carotid artery: One disclosed embodiment comprises a method for treating lesions in the carotid artery of a mammalian body. The method comprises transcervical access and blocking of blood flow through the common carotid artery (with or without blocking of blood flow through the external carotid artery), shunting blood from the internal carotid... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c

20100191172 - Illuminator for photodynamic therapy: An apparatus and method for photodynamic therapy or photodynamic diagnosis using an illuminator comprising a plurality of light sources generally conforming to a contoured surface and irradiating the contoured surface with substantially uniform intensity visible light. The light sources may comprise generally U-shaped fluorescent tubes that are driven by electronic... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100191171 - Iontophoresis device: The iontophoresis device according to the exemplary embodiment of the present invention may concentrate care skin to where liver spots and freckles exist, and may be compact, portable, and convenient. An iontophoresis device according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention may include: a housing providing an inner space;... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20100191174 - Hand-held electrical stimulation device: Apparatuses and methods for the safe and efficient electrical stimulation of tissue. The apparatuses of the present invention are preferably hand-held and are capable of providing electrical waveforms that are effective in promoting wound healing, improving circulation, stimulating peripheral nerves, administering pharmaceutical compounds via electrophoresis, and electroporating DNA into tissue.... Agent: Reed Smith LLP

20100191175 - Thrombolysis catheter: A thrombolysis catheter apparatus is disclosed comprising: (a) an elongated thrombolysis catheter portion comprising a plurality of independently controllable electroactive polymer actuators, which provide a curvature to the thrombolysis catheter based upon received control signals; (b) a control unit coupled to the plurality of actuators and sending the control signals... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20100191173 - Treatment system for surgery and control method of treatment system for surgery: A treatment system for surgery includes: a handpiece driving apparatus for supplying electric energy to a handpiece, the handpiece including a treatment portion insertable into a body cavity; a perfusion apparatus for perfusing liquid in the body cavity, the perfusion apparatus being capable of adjusting pressure in the body cavity;... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100191177 - Device for aspirating fluids: Surgical devices are provided for aspiration of the subretinal fluid (SRF) of the eye in a retinal detachment that allows re-apposition of the sensory retina to the underlying RPE. The device is connected to a vacuum source, introduced into the posterior chamber through a sclerostomy port and placed against the... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP

20100191176 - Subretinal access device: The invention provides surgical devices that provide access to the sub-retinal space using delicate traction to hold the sensory retina to create and maintain a patent sub-retinal space of sufficient size to introduce and perform treatments on the eye. Such treatments may include the introduction of illumination or imaging agents... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP

20100191178 - Tissue removal devices, systems and methods: A tissue removal device includes a cannula that can aspirate tissue, and a thermal element located at a tip of the cannula that can apply localized heat to the tissue to be aspirated. The tissue removal device may also include a device for applying a vacuum in the cannula, which... Agent: The Eclipse Group LLP

20100191179 - Vascular access ports and related methods: Ports for accessing a vessels within a patient include passageways that can guide needles or other access devices directly into the vessels. The ports can be implanted subcutaneously within a patient. Some ports may be used in the creation and use of vascular access buttonholes.... Agent: Stoel Rives LLP - Slc

20100191181 - Drain and fill logic for automated peritoneal dialysis: A system and method for automatically adjusting a Continuous Cycling Peritoneal Dialysis (“CCPD”) therapy to minimize the potential for excess intra-peritoneal volume. The adjustments are made at the end of the drain, just prior to the next fill. The adjustments short the next fill, if necessary, to limit the intra-peritoneal... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100191180 - Method for optimizing tidal therapies employing ultrafiltrate trending: A system and method for automatically adjusting a Continuous Cycling Peritoneal Dialysis (“CCPD”) therapy to minimize the potential for excess intra-peritoneal volume. The adjustments are made at the end of the drain, just prior to the next fill. The adjustments short the next fill, if necessary, to limit the intra-peritoneal... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100191182 - Mixing tool: The present invention provides devices and methods for mixing a formulation containing two or more constituents, such as a drug product and a diluent. The devices have a chamber for securing a container of the drug product. Various embodiments are presented. In one embodiment the device has two or more... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale LLP

20100191183 - Tip for an insertion device: An insertion device for introduction into an opening in the body includes a tip section, a balloon section and a handling section. The balloon section has an expandable balloon-element and an inner balloon part, where the tip section, the inner balloon part and the handling section each have one or... Agent: Coloplast A/s Attention: Corporate Patents

20100191184 - Syringe with adjustable needle: A syringe capable of adjusting the length of a needle is disclosed. The syringe includes a barrel filled with an injection therein and having a mounting portion protruding from a front portion of the barrel, a plunger slidably engaged with the barrel for pressing the injection, a needle hub having... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100191185 - Power injection valve: A device for transferring fluids between an internal structure in a living body and an exterior thereof, comprises a housing including a pressure activated lumen extending to a distal end opening to a power injection lumen that extends to a distal port configured for connection to a fluid conduit extending... Agent: Bingham Mccutchen LLP

20100191186 - Split ring resonator antenna adapted for use in wirelessly controlled medical device: An infusion pump assembly is disclosed. The infusion pump assembly includes a reservoir for receiving an infusible fluid, a pump assembly for pumping a quantity of infusible fluid from the reservoir to an exit, a first valve assembly configured to selectively isolate the pump assembly from the reservoir, a second... Agent: Michelle Saquet Temple

20100191187 - Delivery apparatus for medical fluid in box type with a syringe: Disclosed is a delivery apparatus for medical fluid, in which a body is fabricated in a box shape and a cover is detachably coupled to the body, thereby facilitating the repairing work for the delicate malfunction of the apparatus and a fluctuation-prevention member is provided such that a syringe makes... Agent: JeffersonIPLaw, LLP

20100191188 - Catheter and introducer needle assembly with needle shield: A catheter and introducer needle assembly with a needle shield is provided. The needle shield includes a means for preventing unwanted distal movement of the needle once the needle has been withdrawn into the needle shield. The needle shield also includes a means for connecting the needle shield to the... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20100191189 - Catheter and introducer needle assembly with needle shield: A catheter and introducer needle assembly with a needle shield is provided. The needle shield includes a means for preventing unwanted distal movement of the needle once the needle has been withdrawn into the needle shield. The needle shield also includes a means for connecting the needle shield to the... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20100191190 - Body line management system: A body line management system, including methods and apparatuses for a patient dressing which includes retention wheels, about which IV, catheter, monitoring lines, biofeedback lines, or similar lines can be wrapped to secure the lines from unintentional disruption or dislodgment while permitting a practitioner to check the line as necessary.... Agent: Chernoff, Vilhauer, Mcclung & Stenzel, LLP

20100191191 - Subcutaneous vascular access ports and related systems, methods, and implantation features: Ports for accessing a vessels within a patient include passageways that can guide needles or other access devices directly into the vessels. The ports can be implanted subcutaneously within a patient. Some ports may be used in the creation and use of vascular access buttonholes.... Agent: Stoel Rives LLP - Slc

20100191192 - Three-way valve for power injection in vascular access devices: An apparatus for facilitating fluid flow between an internal body structure and a device external to the body comprises a housing having proximal and distal chambers separated from one another by a wall and fluidly connected to proximal port and distal ports. The wall includes a valve selectively sealing first... Agent: Bingham Mccutchen LLP

20100191193 - Clamp adapter for a catheter: A clamp adapter for a catheter that has a clamp body that receives an elastomeric clamp bushing. In order to fix a catheter inserted into the clamp bushing, the clamp bushing is axially compressed by a clamp lid. For this purpose, the clamp lid is moved axially on the clamp... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt

20100191194 - Strap for supporting a liquid reservoir: A reservoir bag includes at least a first compartment for containing a liquid and has a liquid inlet and a liquid outlet allowing for liquid communication with the first compartment, where the liquid inlet is provided at one end of the bag and a strap is attached to the bag... Agent: Coloplast A/s Attention: Corporate Patents

20100191195 - Cannulated apparatus and method relating to microfracture and revascularization methodologies: The present invention relates to a carrnulated microfracture kit, apparatus, and method for using the same during a medical treatment. The present kit enables precise and repeated positioning, the regulation and repetition of microfracture force application, and a control of a mosaic bone penetration and other surgical control improvement features.... Agent: Ira Kirschenbaum

20100191196 - Fibrous wound filler material for negative pressure wound therapy: An apparatus for promoting the healing of an exuding wound includes a wound cover for defining a reservoir over a wound in which a negative pressure may be maintained. The cover may form a substantially fluid-tight seal around the wound and permit fluid communication between the reservoir and a vacuum... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20100191197 - Flanged connector for wound therapy: A wound dressing for use in negative wound pressure therapy includes a cover layer for positioning over a wound to define a reservoir over the wound in which a reduced pressure may be maintained. At least one vacuum port is affixed to the cover layer and includes a conduit receiving... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20100191198 - Wound filler material with improved nonadherency properties: An apparatus for promoting the healing of an exuding wound includes a wound cover for defining a reservoir over a wound in which a negative pressure may be maintained. The cover may form a substantially fluid-tight seal around the wound and permit fluid communication between the reservoir and a vacuum... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20100191200 - Liquid collection system and related methods: Various embodiments of a fluid collection system having multiple storage chambers are disclosed. In an exemplary embodiment, the system may include a first chamber in fluid communication with a suction source and a second chamber in fluid communication with the first chamber. The second chamber may have a volume less... Agent: Arent Fox LLP And Cardinal Health, Inc.

20100191199 - Medical apparatus for collecting fluid: There is described a medical apparatus, which may comprise a fluid collection vessel and a sensor. The sensor is arranged to sense when the fluid collection vessel is substantially full even when the fluid collection vessel is tilted by up to a predetermined angle from its preferred orientation. The fluid... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100191201 - Body waste collecting device: A collecting device comprising a collecting pouch and an adhesive wafer for attachment to the body, said wafer comprising at least one low-modulus backing layer and an elastic adhesive gel layer comprising a polyalkyleneoxide polymer and an organosiloxane based cross-linked adhesive system.... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20100191202 - Connector for an ostomy apparatus, and ostomy apparatus including same: The invention relates to a connector for an ostomy apparatus of the type that includes a first member attached to a holder to be attached to the skin of a user and a second member attached to a bag. The first member defines an opening, is made from a flexible... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20100191203 - System and equipment for persons with stoma: An ostomy appliance for a single ostomy pouch, alternative a couple able pouch, namely an ostomy appliance as a pressure ring; said a flat cylindrical pressure ring, with an outer circularly diameter, and an inner circularly diameter; said which inner circularly diameter in its size is made or chosen so... Agent: Hans H. Haraldsted

20100191204 - Multi-layered adhesive appliance: A body waste collecting device comprising an adhesive composite that fastens a collecting bag to the skin is disclosed. The adhesive composite is highly moisture resistant while still being water absorbing. The adhesive composite comprises at least three layers, a backing layer, a moisture absorbing layer and a thin layer... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20100191205 - Opening system for absorbent articles: An absorbent article includes a topsheet, a backsheet, and an absorbent core disposed between the topsheet and backsheet. A first barrier layer and a second barrier encapsulate an additive therebetween. The second barrier layer is disposed between the topsheet and the absorbent core and the first barrier layer is disposed... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)

20100191206 - Absorbent articles comprising a slow recovery elastomer: An absorbent article comprising at least one topsheet; a liquid impervious backsheet joined with the topsheet; an absorbent core interposed between the topsheet and backsheet; and a slow recovery elastomer. The slow recovery elastomer exhibits a normalized unload force at 37° C. of greater than about 0.04N and at least... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20100191207 - Nonwoven fabric and method for making the same: A nonwoven fabric includes core-sheath type composite fiber of 100 to 30% by weight wherein a core component comprises high fusion point resin and a sheath component comprises a low fusion point resin. In a cut surface of the nonwoven fabric extending in parallel to a first direction, the composite... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20100191208 - Disposable skirts and shorts diapers: The present embodiment of the subject inventive matter is a one piece disposable diaper clothing that generally comprises of at least one waistband, a diaper that is attached to the at least one waistband and at least one panel that is attached to the at least one waistband. The waistband... Agent: Ardent Law Group, P.C.

20100191209 - Absorbent article: An absorbent article that realizes favorable erection of gathers and excels in transversal leakage preventing effects. There is disclosed a vertically long absorbent article comprising a surface layer with surface sheet (2), a backside layer with backside sheet (3), an absorbent layer with absorbent body (4) interposed therebetween and a... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20100191210 - Absorbent article: An absorbent article that avoids damaging of adherend fibers through regulation of attaching strength. The absorbent article comprises a surface sheet (2) having liquid permeability at least a part thereof, a liquid impermeable backside sheet (3), a liquid retentive absorbent (4) interposed between the surface sheet and the backside sheet... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20100191212 - Disposable diaper with spaced elastic leg openings for improved appearance: A disposable diaper having a neat appearance. The diaper 101 includes: a liquid-permeable top sheet 111 which covers a use surface side; a leakage preventing sheet 112 which covers a non-use surface side; an absorbent body 113 interposed between the top sheet and the leakage preventing sheet; and an external... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20100191211 - Release tape-free fasteners and disposable absorbent articles utilizing the same: Disclosed herein are fasteners for disposable absorbent articles and disposable absorbent articles that include the fasteners. The disclosed fasteners generally are free of release tape and adhesives requiring those tapes. At the same time, the disclosed fasteners can be maintained in a closed position prior to the fastener's (and the... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20100191213 - Absorbent article with intermittent side seams: An absorbent article has an inside surface that faces a wearer's body when the absorbent article is worn, and an outside surface opposite the inside surface. The absorbent article includes a liquid pervious topsheet and a backsheet, at least a portion of the backsheet being liquid impervious. A front waist... Agent: Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP

20100191214 - More easily usable administering apparatus: An administering device for liquid medicine including a basal rate selection switch for adjusting a basal rate, a bolus button encompassing an adjusting wheel for adjusting a bolus dose, and a trigger button for triggering administering of said dose, wherein the trigger button is centrally disposed in the adjusting wheel... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department

20100191215 - Pressure pulse actuating device for delivery systems: A system and method for delivering medicament to tissue, using a pulse pressure source and optional pre-pressuring. Optionally, the delivery system is modular and/or adjustable for various applications. Optionally, the treated tissue is a blood vessel wall. Optionally, the delivery system is mechanical.... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.

20100191216 - Indications for local transport of anaesthetic agents by electrotransport devices: The use of an iontophoresis electrode assembly for delivery of a drug formulation is described. The drug formulation includes an anaesthetic and a vasoconstrictor. It is administered to a patient prior to a procedure to produce clinically acceptable depth and duration of dermal anaesthesia at the portion of skin to... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100191218 - Infusion device and method for infusing material into the brain of a patient: A fluid infusion device and a method of using the same. The device includes an outer, flexible guide catheter having a distal end for introduction beneath the skull of a patient and a proximal end remaining external of the patient. A flexible infusion fiber is located within the guide catheter... Agent: Campbell Nelson Whipps, LLC

20100191217 - Injection device with a spring for a needle protecting sleeve: An injection device including a housing, a needle guard sleeve displaceable relative to the housing, and a spring coupled to the guard sleeve such that the guard sleeve can be moved by the spring distally from a proximal position to an end position, the spring also being coupled to a... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department

20100191219 - Bacteriostatic catheter lock containing glycerol: A catheter lock composition for preventing bacterial infection having an effective amount of glycerol and sodium chloride solution. The effective amount of glycerol is between about 35-60% and sodium chloride is in a concentration range between 0.5-0.9%. The composition further includes an anticoagulant and/or an antimicrobial agent.... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP

20100191220 - Method and apparatus for controlled vessel occlusion: A controlled volume inflation-deflation device to inflate a balloon to occlude a blood vessel by dialing a knob that locks at rotational positions to locate a plunger at equally spaced locations within a syringe of the inflation-deflation device. The inflation-deflation device includes a releasable latch to lock the proximal and... Agent: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc./bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20100191221 - Rotatable catheter assembly: A catheter assembly comprises a catheter shaft, a balloon and a pair of collars. The collars may be fixed or rotatable about a catheter shaft prior to exposure to an electric current. Where the collars are fixed to the shaft, the balloon is rotatable about the collars. When exposed to... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20100191222 - Myocardial injector with spring loaded protective array: A system is provided for performing injections in the ventricle of a patient. The system includes an injection catheter with a proximal and distal end. Importantly, a flexible array is mounted at the distal end of the injection catheter and is moveable between a protective configuration and a flared configuration.... Agent: Nydegger & Associates

20100191223 - Medical-solution administration device: A medical-solution administration device includes a medical-solution reservoir that is filled with at least a medical solution and that feeds the medical solution to a medical solution administration side; a pump that discharges to the medical-solution reservoir a driving liquid that is used in pushing the medical solution filled in... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

  
07/22/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing

20100185132 - Access disconnection systems and methods using conductive contacts: An extracorporeal blood system includes: an extracorporeal blood machine including an extracorporeal blood circuit; an access device enabling the extracorporeal blood circuit to be connected to a patient; first and second tube connecting members for connecting respectively to first and second tubes of the extracorporeal circuit; first and second electrodes... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100185133 - Multi-treatment planning apparatus and method: A treatment planning apparatus (100) includes a treatment modeler (102). The treatment (104) modeler uses models (1121-N) of a plurality of treatment modalities in a treatment space (104) to generate a treatment protocol (110) that includes one or more the modalities in the treatment space. In one implementation, a treatment... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100185134 - Artifical kidney: Artificial kidney for gradual, and at least semi-continuous, blood treatment, wherein a blood stream is fed from a body of a living human or animal being into the artificial kidney, where anticoagulation is first effected, blood cells and molecules of large and medium molecular weight, such as proteins, are then... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd

20100185135 - Protection filter for hemodialysis lines: A protection filter for hemodialysis lines includes a body provided with conduit coupling members, a first conduit being connected to a dialysis machine and the second conduit being directed towards a patient. The coupling members present generally coaxial internal holes opening at their ends, the holes mutually communicating within the... Agent: Novak Druce + Quigg, LLP

20100185136 - Method and appartus for controlled reoxygenation: A method and apparatus for performing coronary perfusion and cardiac reoxygenation that enables accurate control of oxygen levels in blood used for the coronary circulation. Deoxygenated blood and oxygenated blood are collected and oxygen levels are measured by sensors. The deoxygenated and oxygenated blood is then mixed and the mixed... Agent: King & Spalding

20100185137 - Device for treatment of watering of the eye: The present invention relates to a device (11) for treatment of watering of the eye, comprising a filiform element (13) and an intubation cannula (12), characterized in that at least one end of the filiform element (13) is provided with an elastic metal rod (14) comprising a curved distal end... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20100185138 - Flow regulating implant, method of manufacture, and delivery device: An implant includes a tube for permitting fluid flow. A flow controlling rod may be inserted within the tube passage. One or more holes around the circumference of the tube may be selectively permanently or temporarily occluded to give desired flow characteristics. A delivery device for implanting the implant may... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100185139 - System and method for improved gas recirculation in surgical trocars with pneumatic sealing: Systems for insufflation and recirculation of insufflation fluid in a surgical procedure include a control unit having a fluid pump, a supply conduit, a return fluid conduit and a pressure-controlled valve. The pressure-controlled valve is in fluid communication with an insufflation gas supply, the supply conduit and the return conduit... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100185140 - Devices, systems, and methods for promotion of infarct healing and reinforcement of border zone: Devices, systems, and methods for accessing tissue, including the internal and external tissues of the heart, are disclosed. At feast some of the embodiments disclosed herein provide access to the tissues surrounding the heart to facilitate myocardial infarct healing and border zone reinforcement. In at least one embodiment, a suction/infusion... Agent: Ice Miller LLP

20100185141 - Devices and methods for securing a catheter within a heart: Devices and methods for securing a catheter within a heart. In at least one embodiment of an apparatus for securing a catheter within a heart, the apparatus comprises a catheter having a proximal end and a distal end and at least one lumen defined therethrough, the catheter defining at least... Agent: Ice Miller LLP

20100185142 - Systems and methods for fluid delivery: A system for at least partial closed-loop control of a medical condition is disclosed. The system includes at least one medical fluid pump. The medical fluid pump including a sensor for determining the volume of fluid pumped by the pump. Also, at least one continuous analyte monitor, and a controller.... Agent: Michelle Saquet Temple

20100185143 - Sensor system for drug delivery device, drug delivery device having the same and method of using the same: A system for use with a drug delivery device includes a sensor unit and a deactivation unit operatively coupled to an output of the sensor unit and to a drug-retaining region of the drug delivery device, wherein the drug-retaining region contains a drug. The sensor unit is configured to detect... Agent: Marger Johnson & Mccollom/parc

20100185144 - Breast pump support: The present disclosure provides a breast pump support for securing first and second milk intake components of a breast pump to the nipples of a user's breasts. The breast pump support includes an elongated band securable around the user's chest. The elongated band is defined by at least first and... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC

20100185146 - Drug delivery systems: Drug delivery systems which are configured to retain and then distribute one or more drugs upon an actuating surface and/or balloon for delivery to a tissue region are described herein. The drug delivery system may comprise in one variation a volume of one or more drugs held in a reservoir,... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20100185145 - Balloon dilation catheter shaft having end transition: A balloon dilation catheter includes a dilation balloon and a shaft having a coaxial portion including an outer tubular member having a bore, a proximate end and a distal end and a transition neck formed at the distal end of the coaxial portion, the transition neck having a proximate end... Agent: Howison & Arnott, L.l.p

20100185147 - Disposable safety syringe structure: A disposable safety syringe structure provides a safe application of an injection syringe and comprises a barrel body having a positioning seat and a latch slot, and the needle seat includes an inverted hook plate, a protruding pillar, a latch block, a push rod, and a plunger having a circular... Agent: Wang Law Firm, Inc.

20100185148 - Injector apparatus: The present invention provides an injector apparatus suitable for use with an automatic injection device. The injector apparatus includes a cylindrical housing having a deflectable member and a removable guard. The deflectable member releasably holds a syringe tube assembly in the axial direction when the apparatus is in the initial... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP

20100185149 - Heat exchanger for high flow rate infusion: A heat exchanger has a laminar fluid flow path receivable between the heating plates of a high flow rate infusion unit to which heat is conducted by contact with the heating plates. A bubble trap and a valve are integrated with the heat exchanger. The bubble trap collects air from... Agent: Terrance A. Meador Incaplaw

20100185150 - Post-occlusion chamber collapse canceling system for a surgical apparatus and method of use: In yet another alternative embodiment, disclosed is a similar surgical system and related, comprising a normally-closed occlusion valve, temporarily opening for a defined interval before returning to a closed stated, and repeating the temporarily opening and closing at a controlled repetition rate, in response to control by an operator of... Agent: Alcon

20100185151 - Device for preventing a free catheter flow: A catheter for connecting an administering device to an administering needle, the catheter including a catheter wall, a flow region limited by the catheter wall, and at least one catheter portion at which at least one partial piece of the catheter wall abuts at least one other partial piece of... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP Fifth Third Center

20100185152 - Dosing operation in a medical device: This invention relates to a method of controlling a dosing operation where a piston in a medical device is moved to a desired position, the dosing operation applies a motor to provide a force from the piston to expel a dose of a liquid medicament, said method comprising the steps... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department

20100185153 - Valve body and medical tool: A valve body is formed from an elastic member in the form of an elliptic or circular film (disk shape) having an upper face and a lower face. The valve body has an opening and closing section which is opened and closed in response to insertion and pulling out of... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100185155 - Enteral feeding assembly with obturator: An enteral feeding assembly is described which includes a base and a catheter positioned through the base. A portion of the catheter extends distally away from the base, and has a retainer provided on a distal end of the catheter. The retainer includes a plurality of struts having a flexible,... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc. Tara Pohlkotte

20100185154 - Urethral catheterless radical prostatectomy: A method and device for facilitating the anastomotic healing of a patient after a radical prostatectomy surgical procedure, without a urethral catheter, comprising the steps of performing a radical prostatectomy, fixedly positioning a splinting element between the urethra and the bladder, across the urethral opening, placing the splinting element during... Agent: Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP Attn. Michael A. Davitz

20100185156 - Methods and devices for minimally-invasive delivery of cell-containing flowable compositions: The present invention relates to a device for delivering a flowable composition comprising cells, wherein the flowable composition is in an amount effective to treat an injured or diseased site. The device comprises a delivery device adapted for minimally-invasive delivery of the flowable composition through which the flowable composition can... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100185157 - Plunger assembly for syringe: Provided is a plunger assembly for a syringe in which a piston can be held at the leading end of a plunger rod without fault and the piston together with the plunger rod can be pulled out in an integrated manner even in the case in which a pulling out... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.

20100185158 - Method and apparatus for aspiration: An aspiration apparatus 10 is described that includes a guide 12 and a set of needles 14. Guide 12 preferably has an approximately conical shape with a decreasing diameter in the distal direction. A plurality of lumens 32 extend between a distal end portion 18 and a proximal end portion... Agent: Harold G. Furlow, Esq

20100185159 - Enteral feeding assembly with lock assembly: There is provided an enteral feeding assembly having a base and a connector. The base has a catheter with a lumen for communication with a body lumen. The base also has an opening with a predetermined shape on its proximal side that also communicates with the catheter lumen. The connector... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc. Tara Pohlkotte

20100185160 - Catheter terminus protective cover: A catheter terminus protective system comprising a base panel having a pair of adjoining flaps, an adhesive patch on at least one of the flaps for securing at least one catheter terminus from which a catheter line extends, the flaps being relatively moveable between secured closed positions in which they... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing - Intellectual Property

20100185162 - Method of manufacturing microneedle: The invention discloses a method of manufacturing a microneedle including the steps of forming an island etching mask having thickness distribution on a substrate, and processing the substrate into a needle by taking advantage of a difference in etching rates between the etching mask and the substrate. The invention enables... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100185161 - Systems and methods for navigating an instrument through bone: System and methods for channeling a path into bone include a trocar having a proximal end, distal end and a central channel disposed along a central axis of the trocar. The trocar includes a radial opening at or near the distal end of the trocar. The system includes a curveable... Agent: John P. O'banion O'banion & Ritchey LLP

20100185163 - Method and apparatus for bridging from a dressing in negative pressure wound therapy: A method of bridging from a wound dressing to a wound port for negative pressure wound therapy includes positioning an elongate wick between a wound and a remote location with respect to the wound. The elongate wick includes a three-dimensional spacer fabric having an upper fabric layer spaced from a... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20100185164 - Modular wound treatment apparatus with releasable clip connection: Apparatus (200) for the application of topical negative pressure therapy to a user of the apparatus (200) is described together with a method for protecting said apparatus (200) when subjected to abnormal stresses, the apparatus (200) comprising a device (202) and a waste canister (204) releasably connected thereto wherein the... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100185166 - Liquid collection system and related methods: Various embodiments of a fluid collection system having multiple storage chambers are disclosed. In an exemplary embodiment, the system may include a first chamber in fluid communication with a suction source and a second chamber in fluid communication with the first chamber. The second chamber may have a volume less... Agent: Arent Fox LLP And Cardinal Health, Inc.

20100185167 - Liquid collection system and related methods: Various embodiments of a fluid collection system having multiple storage chambers are disclosed. In an exemplary embodiment, the system may include a first chamber in fluid communication with a suction source and a second chamber in fluid communication with the first chamber. The second chamber may have a volume less... Agent: Arent Fox LLP And Cardinal Health, Inc.

20100185165 - Silencer for vacuum system of a wound drainage apparatus: Apparatus (10, 200) for the provision of TNP therapy to a wound is described, the apparatus (10, 200) including: a waste canister (22, 204) into which fluid is aspirated from a wound by aspiration pump means (44, 248) and a fluid flow path (420, 422) for at least a part... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100185168 - Urination device for female scuba divers: External urinary devices that can allow female scuba divers to utilize traditional overboard discharge (P-valve) systems.... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100185169 - Disposable wearing article: A disposable wearing article has longitudinally extending side edges of a front waist region. The side edges are defined by a pair of hydrophobic fibrous nonwoven fabric layers having mutually opposed surfaces tightly bonded to each other. Fastening zones are formed by an adhesive applied on longitudinally extending side edges... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20100185170 - Radiopharmaceutical unit dose container tamper evident safety seal: A tamper evident safety seal includes a first band, a second band and first and second arms connecting the first band and the second band. The seal is positioned around a radiopharmaceutical container and further includes a connector assembly having a connector and a break away portion that, when separated,... Agent: Dicke, Billig & Czaja, PLLC

20100185171 - Process of fusion-bonding plastic film and drug bag: The present invention relates to a process of fusion-bonding a plastic film (8a, 8b) to an object to be fusion-bonded such as a port member (16) in manufacturing a drug bag, and relates to a drug bag. The present fusion-bonding process comprises steps of disposing a heat generation element generating... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100185172 - Diagnostic catheters, guide catheters, visualization devices and chord manipulation devices, and related kits and methods: Described herein are devices, methods and kits for assessing and/or enhancing the accessibility of a subvalvular space of a heart, accessing the subvalvular space of the heart (e.g., to provide access for one or more other devices), and/or positioning one or more devices in the subvalvular space of the heart.... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20100185173 - Method and kit for delivery of brachytherapy to a subject: The present invention provides a kit for delivering catheter brachytherapy to a subject comprising a medical balloon catheter (1) having a proximal (2) and distal (3) end, comprising a elongated catheter tube (5) with an inflation lumen (21) extending therewithin and at least one inflatable balloon (4, 4′) towards the... Agent: Craig J. Arnold Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP

20100185174 - Systems, devices, and methods for making or administering frozen particles: Certain embodiments disclosed herein relate to compositions, methods, devices, systems, and products regarding frozen particles. In certain embodiments, the frozen particles include materials at low temperatures. In certain embodiments, the frozen particles provide vehicles for delivery of particular agents. In certain embodiments, the frozen particles are administered to at least... Agent: The Invention Science Fund Clarence T. Tegreene

20100185175 - Systems and methods for fluid delivery: A system for at least partial closed-loop control of a medical condition is disclosed. The system includes at least one medical fluid pump. The medical fluid pump including a sensor for determining the volume of fluid pumped by the pump. Also, at least one continuous analyte monitor, and a controller.... Agent: Michelle Saquet Temple

20100185176 - Catheter for modified perfusion: A catheter adapted for use in passing fluids and medicines therethrough for use in the perfusion or reperfusion of blood or blood-fluid mixtures into the arteries, veins, tissues, conduits, or organs of a patient by selectively adjusting the flow rate of fluid supplied to a drug delivery lumen of the... Agent: Ballard Spahr LLP

20100185177 - Hands-free intramuscular injection device: An injection device for hands-free, transdermal injection of a liquid medicament, configured for easy handling and for manipulation by the use of the hand or fingers of the medical technician The device includes a housing having a base for attachment of the housing to the skin of a patient, an... Agent: Hasse & Nesbitt LLC

20100185178 - Injection device: An injection device including a syringe having a needle, a barrel and a plunger. The device is configured to provide an automatic injection cycle and includes a drive coupling arrangement between a driving spring and the syringe. In operation, a drive force can be selectively transmitted between the respective first... Agent: Ballard Spahr LLP

20100185179 - Needled cannula with filter device: An apparatus may include a cannula. The cannula may be operable to be percutaneously advanced through a blood vessel. The cannula may have a proximal end and a distal end. At least one needle may be coupled to the distal end of the cannula. A filter device may be coupled... Agent: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc./bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20100185180 - Locking clamp: A locking clamp is provided that is used for securing at least one tube. The locking clamp has a first and second end axially opposed end pieces and a plurality of locking members extending between the first and second end pieces. Living hinges connect the first and second end pieces... Agent: Anglodynamics, Inc.

20100185181 - Display of supplemental bolus in relation to programmed dose: Techniques are described for displaying a representation of a supplemental bolus and a representation of programmed doses of a therapy schedule for an implantable fluid delivery device with a programmer device. In one example, a device includes a user interface to present a graphical representation of doses of fluid to... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert , P.a

20100185182 - User interface indicating fluid location for an implantable fluid delivery device: A programmer device includes an interface that communicates with an implantable fluid delivery device and a user interface that displays a representation of a portion of the implantable fluid delivery device and displays an indication of a location of fluid within the implantable fluid delivery device during a delivery phase,... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert , P.a

20100185183 - User interface that displays pending and selected programming for an implantable medical device: Techniques are described for simultaneously displaying representations, such as graphical representations, of both a selected dosing program of an implantable fluid delivery device and a pending dosing program of the implantable fluid delivery device. In one example, a system includes an implantable fluid delivery device that delivers fluid to a... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert , P.a

20100185184 - Osmotic delivery systems and piston assemblies for use therein: An osmotic delivery system is disclosed for delivering an active agent formulation to a fluid environment. The osmotic delivery system typically comprises a reservoir having a lumen that contains the active agent formulation and an osmotic agent formulation and a piston assembly positioned in the lumen to isolate the active... Agent: Intarcia Therapeutics, Inc. Attn: Barbara G. Mcclung

20100185185 - System and method for correction of intracerebral chemical imbalances: A method of treating a central nervous system (CNS) disorder, comprises the steps of inserting into a patient's body first and second conduits so that distal ends of the first and second conduits open to a portion of the patient's CNS with direct access to cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and a... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP

  
07/15/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing

20100179465 - Blood filter device and method of producing the same: A blood filter device has a housing that includes: a head portion (2) provided with a blood inlet (5) and forming an upper structure of the housing, a filtration portion (3) positioned below the head portion and forming a middle structure of the housing, and a bottom portion (4) disposed... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.

20100179464 - Valve system: The present invention is directed to a valve that has an orifice closing member adjacent to an orifice through which fluid can flow, a displacement member having a first portion and a second portion, where the first portion is adjacent to the orifice closing member when the valve is in... Agent: Patentmetrix

20100179466 - Method for selective thermal treatment: Methods for selective cooling or heating of a target site in the human body include a catheter having a supply elongated element and a delivery elongated element, with inlet and exit ports. Blood is withdrawn from the supply elongated element and cooled or heated in a control unit. The treated... Agent: Daniel J Swirsky

20100179467 - Device for controlling a system for transporting blood, and method for transporting blood in a blood line of an extracorporeal blood circuit of an extracorporeal blood treatment device: The present invention relates to a device for controlling a system for transporting blood, and a method for transporting blood in a blood line of an extracorporeal blood circuit of an extracorporeal blood treatment system. The present invention also relates to an extracorporeal blood treatment device comprising such a system... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100179468 - Side-by-side lacrimal intubation threader and method: A device to facilitate insertion or threading of a flexible silicone intubation stent into the lacrimal drainage system of a patient. The device has an oblong hollow semi-rigid probe having the flexible stent releasably secured to its blunted distal end. The probe and stent are oriented in a side-by-side configuration... Agent: Charmasson, Buchaca & Leach, LLP

20100179469 - Organic light emitting diode phototherapy lighting system: A lighting system includes a plurality of organic light emitting diode (OLED) devices. By selecting the plurality of OLED devices, or by selectively controlling the plurality of OLED devices, the color characteristics of the lighting system can be tuned. The lifespan of the lighting system can be improved.... Agent: Troutman Sanders LLP 5200 Bank Of America Plaza

20100179470 - Pressurized carbon dioxide bathing apparatus: Provided is a pressurized carbon dioxide bathing apparatus for causing even a small amount of carbon dioxide to be efficiently absorbed from skin of a living body with the structure of a cover suit simplified, and the pressurized carbon dioxide bathing apparatus is to bring carbon dioxide with a concentration... Agent: Kanesaka Berner And Partners LLP

20100179471 - Ingrowth preventing indwelling catheter assembly: A surgically implantable delivery or drainage catheter assembly includes a porous fiber membrane that is permeable to the intended drainage or delivery fluid, yet has an outer surface morphology and porosity that prevents the ingrowth of tissue. The porous fiber membrane is created using a phase-inversion process which is controlled... Agent: Christopher H. Hunter

20100179472 - Dynamic pressure gauged breast pump: A breast pump system is disclosed for cyclically applying and simultaneously monitoring the negative pressure imposed while expressing milk from a breast. Structurally, the system includes a breast shield formed with a recess for receiving a breast. Further, a collection reservoir is connected to the recess of the breast shield... Agent: Delaney Ip

20100179473 - Hypodermic drug delivery reservoir and apparatus: A hypodermic drug delivery apparatus (10) for delivering a pressurized medication fluid (23) comprising a reservoir (14) containing at least one deliverable fluid (23) and a rupturing member (25) the reservoir (14) having at least one portion of at least one wall (22) rupturable by the rupturing member (25).... Agent: Holland & Hart, LLP

20100179474 - Device for storing and administering active substances: A device for storing and administering active substances, including a plurality of reservoirs for respectively accommodating at least one active substance. The reservoirs are disposed in a radial manner with an end face facing the direction of the center of the device. A mechanism is mounted in the device to... Agent: Robert W. Becker & Associates

20100179475 - Medical product for treating stenosis of body passages and for preventing threatening restenosis: A method for coating catheter balloons with a defined amount of a pharmacologically active agent, uses a coating device having a volume measuring device for releasing a measurable amount of a coating solution by means of a dispensing device specifically onto the surface of the catheter balloon.... Agent: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel, P.C.

20100179476 - Conveying device in or for an apparatus for administering a drug: A conveying device in or for an apparatus for administering a product, including a base, a first conveying member which can be moved relative to the base and includes a first thread, a second conveying member which can be moved relative to the base and includes a second thread for... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP Fifth Third Center

20100179477 - System for protecting circuitry in high-temperature environments: An electrical device for performing a particular function includes a system circuit for performing the function, and a dedicated power supply for providing power to the circuit. Both the system circuit and the power supply are hermetically sealed within a housing. The device within the housing is intended to be... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100179478 - Method of producing indwelling needle assembly and indwelling needle assembly: A method of producing an indwelling needle assembly formed by assembling an inner needle having a point only at its tip, an inner needle hub fixed to the base end of the inner needle, a hollow outer needle through which the inner needle is insertable, an outer needle hub fixed... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100179479 - Pleated trocar shield: A surgical access device or trocar defines an access channel for instruments extending from a proximal end to the distal end thereof. The trocar comprises a cannula and a seal assembly disposed at the proximal end of the cannula. The seal assembly comprises a first or zero seal, a second... Agent: Applied Medical Resources Corporation

20100179480 - Valve body and medical tool: A valve body formed from an elastic member in the form of an elliptical or circular film (disk shape) has upper and lower surfaces. A first concave portion is formed on the upper surface side of the valve body. The valve body further has an opening and closing section which... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100179481 - Securement device for a neonate: A securement device (10) for securing a medical line to a neonate includes first and second anchors (20a), (20b) disposed in opposing relationship to each other. Each anchor (20) comprises an anchor pad (22), a retainer (26), and a connector (24) connecting the anchor pad (22) and retainer (26). The... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100179482 - Universal catheter securement device: A universal device for securing a catheter on a patient includes a base which optionally has one or more locating elements for positioning or securing a catheter or catheter fitting of various shapes or sizes. The base optionally includes a recessed or flat receiving area defined by locating elements arranged... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100179483 - Medical article securement device: A securement device (10) secures a medical article (12) to the body of a patient and prevents longitudinal movement of the medical article (12) relative to the securement device (10). The securement device (10) includes a base portion (50) that is disposed over at least a part of a securement... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100179484 - Device for introducing a catheter guide wire into a vessel: A device for introducing a catheter guide wire into a vessel of a patient has a connector and a straightener for a J-shaped end of the guide wire, the connector having an axial bore, and its distal end and proximal end permitting a connection of the Luer type to a... Agent: Levine & Mandelbaum

20100179485 - Injection device: The invention concerns an injection device for apportioning set doses of a drug from a reservoir to a subject. The injection device comprises a housing having an interior thread formed as an outwardly pointing thread carried on an upstanding tower centrally located in the pen shaped device. This outwardly pointing... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department

20100179486 - Automatically retractable safety injector for non-liquid material: A safety injector comprises a needle hub attached by a needle, a hollow barrel for engaging with the needle hub and guiding the needle hub to retract into the hollow barrel, and a plunger combination settled in the hollow barrel. The plunger combination comprises a retractable plunger and a hollow... Agent: Sinorica, LLC

20100179487 - Safety syringe: Syringe assemblies are described with at least two co-axially positioned cylinders that move relative to one another by action of a spring. Aspects of the syringe assemblies include a protective unit in which a first cylinder of a first length is attached to a second cylinder of shorter second length.... Agent: Klein, O''neill & Singh, LLP

20100179488 - Pressure measuring syringe: A syringe having an internal pressure gauge comprises a syringe barrel; a piston within the barrel; a spring coupled to the piston at a first position of the spring, the spring having a second portion that is movable in response to fluid pressure within a syringe cavity; and a pressure... Agent: Weingarten, Schurgin, Gagnebin & Lebovici LLP

20100179489 - Needleless luer access connector: A needleless luer access connector is disclosed having a septum disposed in a housing. The septum has a proximal portion with a cross section, a medial portion with a cross section smaller than the cross section of the proximal portion, and a distal portion. A longitudinal slit extends through the... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20100179490 - Ear canal rinsing device: An ear canal flushing device includes a main body with a cavity for storing a liquid and a temperature sensor for indicating when the liquid is within a selected temperature range that will not adversely affect the patient when the liquid contacts the tympanic membrane. A nozzle is removably attachable... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.

20100179491 - Rapid exchange catheters usable with embolic protection devices: Catheters, assemblies, and methods for delivering and recovering embolic protection devices. Catheters are provided that can be advanced over single length guide wires and which can be retracted over single length wire shafts of distal embolic protection devices. One catheter is a two-port catheter having two sidewall ports, a distal... Agent: Popovich, Wiles & O'connell, Pa

20100179492 - Methods for increasing trichogenicity of dermal cells: Methods for increasing trichogenic activity of populations of dermal cells by inducing local trauma to skin tissue that serves as a source of the dermal cells are provided. Methods for obtaining dermal cells with increased trichogenic activity and for using the disclosed dermal cells to implant into a mammalian host... Agent: Pabst Patent Group LLP

20100179493 - Canister for receiving wound exudate in a negative pressure therapy system: A system to promote the healing of an exuding wound includes a wound dressing, a subatmospheric pressure mechanism, and a collection canister. The wound dressing is dimensioned for positioning relative to a wound bed of a subject. The subatmospheric pressure mechanism includes a control unit disposed within a housing. The... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20100179494 - Absorptive article: Provided is an absorptive article, which can be prevented from having a liquid leakage or from being broken at the side edges along its longitudinal direction and which can keep softness at its seal portion thereby to reduce an uncomfortable feeling. In a seal portion formed along the outer peripheral... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20100179495 - Reusable outer cover for an absorbent article: Reusable cover for an absorbent article providing two or more features selected from maintaining skin condition, fitting a range of wearer shapes and sizes, being easily applied, providing conforming fit, and providing sustained fit.... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20100179496 - Disposable absorbent insert for two-piece wearable absorbent article: A wearable absorbent article having features for the containment and absorption of bodily exudates. The article may comprise an outer cover and an absorbent insert. The outer cover may be formed of durable or semi-durable materials and be launderable. The insert may be disposable. The insert may have containment and... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20100179497 - Compostable diapering system and method of using same: A two-piece diaper system which is partially or wholly compostable is provided. The system has a re-usable shell and a removable and replaceable absorbent pad, parts or all of which are manufactured of compostable material. The re-usable shell consists of a non-absorbent outer liquid impervious shell, as in a standard... Agent: Oyen, Wiggs, Green & Mutala LLP 480 - The Station

20100179501 - Outer cover for two-piece wearable absorbent article: A wearable absorbent article having features for the containment and absorption of bodily exudates. The article may comprise an outer cover and an absorbent insert. The outer cover may be formed of durable or semi-durable materials and be launderable. The insert may be disposable. The insert may have containment and... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20100179499 - Reusable outer covers for wearable absorbent articles: Reusable outer covers for wearable absorbent articles.... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20100179498 - Reusable wearable absorbent articles with anchoring systems: Reusable wearable absorbent articles with anchoring systems.... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20100179500 - Two-piece wearable absorbent article: A wearable absorbent article having features for the containment and absorption of bodily exudates. The article may comprise an outer cover and an absorbent insert. The outer cover may be formed of durable or semi-durable materials and be launderable. The insert may be disposable. The insert may have containment and... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20100179502 - Reusable wearable absorbent articles with anchoring subsystems: Reusable wearable absorbent articles with anchoring subsystems.... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20100179503 - Reusable outer cover for an absorbent article having zones of varying properties: An absorbent article having a reusable outer cover and, optionally, an absorbent insert. The reusable outer cover has zones of varying properties. The properties of the different zones are varied to provide different performance features in different parts of the outer cover. The outer cover with zones of varying properties... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20100179505 - Multi-chamber container: A multi-chamber container having an outlet port, which is usually closed and is opened in cooperation with an expanded deformation of the bag upon the opening of the medical bag and aiming to obtain more reliable opening of the medical bag upon the separation of the partition wall. The outlet... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100179504 - Pliable plastic film and container using the same: A pliable plastic film according to the present invention comprises a heat sealable sealing layer, wherein the sealing layer is made of a mixture of a propylene-α-olefin random copolymer having a crystalline melting point Tm of 135 to 145° C. and a polypropylene (PP) homopolymer having a crystalline melting point... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100179506 - Vial adapter element: A vial adapter element for use in a drug mixing system including a body, a vial connection port extending from the body, a hollow vial puncturing spike that protrudes into the vial connection port and is in fluid communication with a syringe-adapter-element connection port that extends from the body, and... Agent: David Klein Dekel Patent Ltd., Beit Harof'im

20100179507 - Syringe and method of use: A syringe and a method of using the syringe are disclosed. The syringe includes a longitudinal body having proximal and distal ends and including an aperture between the proximal and distal ends. An injectable material, such as an adhesive bone cement, may be loaded into the body of the syringe... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20100179509 - Intrathecal catheter having a stylet with a curved tip and method of use: An apparatus includes a catheter for an intrathecal drug delivery system and a stylet having a curved forward end. Preferably, the curved forward end has a shape in the form of a “J” or a “C.” Also preferably, the catheter has a distal end that conforms to the curved forward... Agent: Gardner Groff Greenwald & Villanueva. PC

20100179508 - Packing for an infusion set and method of applying an infusion set: The present invention relates to a packing for an infusion set. An infusion set for intermittent or continuous administration of a therapeutical substance, such as insulin, comprises an infusion part having a cannula penetrating the skin of a patient and a connector which connects the infusion part with a medical... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20100179510 - Apparatus for forming an anastomosis: A surgical instrument, for forming an anastomosis between first and second lumens in a patient, includes a first catheter, a second catheter, a hollow needle, a guide wire, an inflatable member, and a hollow sleeve. The first catheter includes at least one first opening, which may be configured to slidably... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100179511 - Applicator for oro-pharyngeal anesthetic: An anesthetic dispensing device (100) particularly adapted to apply anesthetic agent to the oral cavity and upper tracheal area of a medical patient prior to intubation of such patient. An exemplary dispenser (100) includes a handle (110) operably connected to a retractor (112) that carries an anesthetic dispensing device (104).... Agent: Traskbritt, P.C.

20100179512 - Catheter steering/insertion mechanism: A catheter steering/insertion mechanism (10) includes an elongate element (12) insertable into a lumen of a catheter sheath to assist in imparting a predetermined shape (14) to a distal region of the catheter sheath A control element (16) is mounted co-axially about the elongate element (12). The control element (16)... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20100179513 - Apparatus, system, and method for providing a catheter: An apparatus is provided and, in one example embodiment, includes a catheter coupled to a channel. The catheter includes a first set of holes in which materials may pass. The channel defines a pathway that extends along a portion of the catheter. The channel can interface with a second set... Agent: Patent Capital Group

20100179514 - Valve connector for medical lines: A valve connector for medical infusion lines including a tubular body (1) with an inlet (4) and an outlet (10), an internal hollow spike (2), and a sealing member (3) including an elastic head (14) with pre-slit (17) normally kept in an undeformed closed condition within the inlet (4). The... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100179516 - Assemblies, systems, and methods for vacuum assisted internal drainage during wound healing: Assemblies, systems, and methods convey fluid from an internal wound site or body cavity by applying negative pressure from a source outside the internal wound site or body cavity through a wound drain assembly that is placed directly inside the internal wound site or body cavity.... Agent: Daniel D. Ryan Ryan Kromholz & Manion, S.c.

20100179515 - Tissue roll scaffolds: An apparatus and system for treating a wound having a cavity is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a scaffold including a scaffold lamina and a tissue lamina wherein the scaffold lamina forms a laminate in fluid communication with the tissue lamina. The laminate is rolled into a generally cylindrical shape having... Agent: Kinetic Concepts, Inc. C/o Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20100179517 - Catheter: The catheter of the present invention includes a first end with a rounded top, a second end, and a plurality of segments between the first end and the second end. The catheter may also include a connection to a medical device. Each segment has a first tapered surface with a... Agent: Andrew W. Chu, PC

20100179518 - Microelectrode-equipped subdural therapeutic agent delivery strip: An apparatus for treating the brain, comprises a first fluid delivery device including a distal end sized and shaped for placement at a first target site between a dura mater and a pia mater of the brain, the first fluid delivery device including a first fluid lumen extending to a... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP

  
07/08/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing

20100174224 - Handheld transdermal drug delivery and analyte extraction: Apparatus is provided for facilitating delivery of a substance through skin of a subject. The apparatus includes a handle and a cartridge, removably coupled to the handle. The cartridge includes one or more electrodes and a patch comprising the substance, the electrodes adapted to be applied to a region of... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20100174222 - Method and apparatus for acne treatment using low intensity light therapy: Disclosed is a system and method for treatment of skin disorders. More particularly, the disclosed invention is directed toward the reduction of acne and acne related bacteria using low-intensity light therapy. In an illustrative embodiment, skin containing acne bacteria is treated with a series of pulses of light from a... Agent: Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLPIPDepartment

20100174223 - Method and apparatus for optical inhibition of photodynamic therapy: A system and method are provided for preventing damage to the epidermis or other epithelial or non-target tissue during photodynamic therapy treatment. For example, an inhibiting radiation can be used to control formation of a photosensitizer from a precursor photosensitizer in the epidermis or epithelial tissue. Subsequent application of a... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20100174225 - Drug delivery device: The present disclosure presents systems, devices and methods for injection of drugs, substances and/or chemicals to a patient and for improving their effectiveness once they are injected are disclosed. Additional treatment can be applied to a tissue region on the patient into which a drug (e.g., insulin) is injected, to... Agent: Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo

20100174226 - Method and apparatus for the ultrasonic cleaning of biofilm coated surfaces: To treat body surfaces, such as the sinuses, which are coated with biofilms, the surface is irrigated and suctioned with a fluid which may contain a biocide or other chemical agent for disrupting the biofilm while ultrasonic energy is applied to the fluid barrier formed over the biofilm. Action of... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

20100174227 - Drainage pump unit: The drainage pump unit according to the invention for aspirating body fluids by means of a suction pump comprises a drainage pump device with a pump housing (4) for receiving the suction pump, and a fluid collection container (5) that can be secured releasably on the pump housing (4). The... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

20100174228 - Hypoglycemia prediction and control: A system for predicting hypoglycemia based on continuous blood glucose monitor values is provided. The hypoglycemia detection algorithm is a set of individual alarms that are combined through a voting system into one combined alarm. The system could have five components and an overall voting algorithm that produces a binary... Agent: Lumen Patent Firm

20100174230 - Modular external infusion device: A modular external infusion device that controls the rate a fluid is infused into an individual's body, which includes a first module and a second module. More particularly, the first module may be a pumping module that delivers a fluid, such as a medication, to a patient while the second... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

20100174229 - System and method for authorized medication delivery: A system and method for verifying identification of an authorized person by biometrics prior to a patient controlled analgesic medication delivery to the patient and for monitoring the delivery of medication to a patient is disclosed, along with a monitoring system and method for controlling medication delivery based on at... Agent: Brian R. Woodworth

20100174231 - Method for physiologic control of a continuous flow total artificial heart: A method is provided of controlling a pump including a electrical motor coupled to a rotor which carries first and second impellers at opposite ends thereof. The method includes: (a) driving the rotor using the motor, so as to circulate fluid from the first impeller through a first fluid circuit,... Agent: Trego, Hines & Ladenheim, PLLC

20100174232 - Hand held breast pump: A hand held breast pump comprises a powered head (1), a body (7) including a diaphragm pump, a breast engaging portion (23) and a bottle coupling (24). The powered head (1) may be exchangeable for a manual head (4).... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100174234 - Method and apparatus for magnetically controlling motion direction of mechanically pushed catheter: The movement of a catheter through a medium, which may be living tissue such as a human brain, is controlled by mechanically pushing a flexible catheter having a magnetic tip through the medium and applying a magnetic field having a magnitude and a direction that guides the mechanically-pushed catheter tip... Agent: Bryan K. Wheelock

20100174233 - Vascular guidewire system and method: A vascular guidewire system includes a tubular member which at least partially encloses a core wire. A first or distal gripper is connected with a handle to grip a proximal end portion of the tubular member. A second or proximal gripper is disposed in the handle and grips a proximal... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.

20100174235 - Balloon catheter: A balloon catheter having multiple tubular members, an adaptor member connected thereto and a balloon for dilation of constricted blood vessel, wherein the peeling strength of the balloon surfaces when adheres to each other is 0.06 N or more and the modulus of the balloon in the axial direction is... Agent: Kratz, Quintos & Hanson, LLP

20100174236 - Single-use auto-disable syringe: A single-use auto-disable syringe device of reduced size utilizes a locking element to prevent re-use of the syringe by locking the plunger rod with respect to the barrel upon completion of an injection stroke. The plunger rod includes a plurality of teeth comprising distally facing shoulders provided on a majority... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20100174237 - Skin cooling apparatus and method: Skin cooling apparatus is provided for use with a medical treatment device such as a hypodermic syringe or a skin ablation laser or other electromagnetic source. The skin cooling apparatus provides selective, localized cooling of the target area that is acted upon by the medical treatment device. Included is a... Agent: Olson & Cepuritis, Ltd.

20100174238 - Infusion and suction configuration in an atherectomy system: A method for expelling blood and preventing blood from entering portions of an atherectomy system that includes the passage of infusion fluid through a passageway configured in the atherectomy system so as to provide a flow of infusion fluid through an operational mechanism of the atherectomy system and exit the... Agent: Dr. Mark M. Friedman C/o Bill Polkinghorn - Discovery Dispatch

20100174239 - Tubing for fluid delivery device: Delivery tubes having a flexible portion and pump mechanisms (4) for use therewith include features that reduce losses of an active therapeutic compound within a fluid passing through the delivery tube (17). The delivery tube can include inner (30) and outer (31) layers that are inert to reaction with the... Agent: Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo

20100174240 - Anchor having fill port for use with an implantable therapy delivery element: An anchor for securing a therapy delivery element in a desired location within a living body is disclosed. The anchor includes an anchor body having a space, which may be a main channel, to receive the therapy delivery element. A fill port is provided in the anchor body to introduce... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20100174241 - Dispensing means with lockable dose adjuster and one way valve: An animal remedy dispensing means is described which has an elongate handle having a longitudinal axis, an inlet for receiving a remedy and an outlet aperture. The outlet has a central axis which forms an angle of between 0° and 45° with the longitudinal axis of the handle. The dispensing... Agent: Novartis Animal Health US Inc.

20100174242 - Medical connector with closeable luer connector: Some embodiments disclosed herein relate to a medical connector having a selectively closable male end portion. Embodiments are configured to open upon connection with a female connector or female tipped medical implement. Some embodiments include an internal cavity configured to change size as the connector moves from the open to... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100174243 - Apparatus for delivery of therapeutic material to an intervertebral disc and method of use: An apparatus, for introducing fluent therapeutic material through an annulus fibrosus of an intervertebral disc, includes a needle having a distal end for insertion through an entry site of the annulus fibrosus. The needle defines a first conduit through which the pressurized fluent therapeutic material is introduced. An expandable seal... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department

20100174244 - Surgical instrument: A surgical instrument for minimall-invasive surgery, comprising a handle, a shaft and an actuating part, characterized by a gastight cover surrounding the shaft, wherein the cover is provided with a coupler that has a feed-through opening with a lockable seal, through which feed-through opening, after the seal is unlocked, the... Agent: Peacock Myers, P.C.

20100174246 - Medical guide wire and method of forming thereof: A guide wire for guiding a medical device within a body lumen is described. The guide wire includes a proximal section, a distal section, and a mid section. The proximal section includes a proximal wire core tapered with contraction towards a proximal end of the proximal wire core. The distal... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20100174245 - System for pretreating the lumen of a catheter: A method of and system for pretreating the lumen of a catheter or small diameter tubing. A vacuum chamber includes a microwave port and a microwave supply subsystem including a microwave generator, and a circular polarizer produces circularly polarized microwaves propagated into the vacuum chamber via the port at a... Agent: Landiorio Teska & Coleman

20100174247 - Eye drops container: An eye drops container including a container body filled with a drug solution along with a pressurized gas and including a valve mechanism discharging a fixed amount of drug solution; a nozzle member coupled with a stem for open operation of the valve mechanism and including a drug solution drop... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100174248 - Dispenser cap for eye-drop container: A dispenser cap for an eye-drop container includes a cap holder, an eyelid-engaging member, and a cap enclosure pivotally extended from the cap holder alongside the eyelid-engaging member. The eyelid-engaging member has topside adapted for contacting with an eyelid of a user to maintain the eyelid in an opened position.... Agent: David And Raymond Patent Firm

20100174249 - Liquid collection system and related methods: Various embodiments of a fluid collection system having multiple storage chambers are disclosed. In an exemplary embodiment, the system may include a first chamber in fluid communication with a suction source and a second chamber in fluid communication with the first chamber. The second chamber may have a volume less... Agent: Arent Fox LLP And Cardinal Health, Inc.

20100174250 - Reduced pressure therapy of the sacral region: Reduced pressure wound therapy is performed on a sacral region of a patient using an adhesive dressing comprising a flexible planar layer and a non-planar fold-sealing region configured to seal to the intergluteal cleft of a patient. The fold-sealing region is located on an outer edge of the adhesive dressing... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20100174251 - 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

20100174252 - Irrigation system with a pump: r

20100174253 - Ostomy appliance: A stoma adapter is described that is especially suited to a recessed stoma or a flush stoma. The stoma adapter effectively extends the discharge passage from the stoma, protects peristomal skin, and forms a bridge at the interface between the stoma and an ostomy appliance. The stoma adapter contains a... Agent: Convatec Inc.

20100174254 - Clousure system for a drainble pouch: The present invention is a drainable ostomy pouch having a closure system that includes a resealable press and seal material. The material facilitates closing and opening of the ostomy pouch outlet. A space between the comfort panel and the pouch material can accommodate the closure system or at least a... Agent: Stuart Krieger

20100174255 - Adapter, lid, and connector for ostomy bags: The invention relates to an adapter attached to a human or animal body at a stoma, a detachable lid on the adapter, and a connector for connecting an ostomy bag to the adapter. The adapter includes a protruding section extending from the stoma, and a member for mounting a detachable... Agent: Winston & Strawn LLP Patent Department

20100174256 - Coupling device and drainage assembly for collecting bodily waste excreted from a body drainage exit, and method of using the coupling and drainage assembly: A coupling device for providing an adhesive body faceplate to connect the faceplate to a body waste receptacle. The body waste plate has an aperture adapted to register with a body drainage exit. The coupling device has a frame with a central aperture adapted to register with the body drainage... Agent: Winston & Strawn LLP Patent Department

20100174257 - Sperm collection device: A sperm collection device includes an open/close unit including two open/close members openably and closably supported about a hinge and core pieces supported by the open/close members. The core pieces are configured to open and close with the open/close members and to form an insertion space when the open/close members... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.

20100174259 - Absorbent article, absorbent body for absorbent article, and manufaturing process therefor: An absorbent body for use in an absorbent article includes: fragments of nonwoven fabric including heat-fusible fibers, the heat-fusible fibers being bonded to each other to have three-dimensional structure in advance of formation of the fragments; and hydrophilic fibers. The nonwoven fabric fragments and the hydrophilic fibers are blended.... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20100174258 - Absorptive article: A plurality of pressure-bonding parts including first pressure-bonding parts and second pressure-bonding parts is formed in sealed portion which is formed along an outer perimeter of an absorbent article. The first pressure-bonding parts and the second pressure-bonding parts are formed in such a way that the length in the first... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20100174260 - Menses specific absorbent systems: A personal care absorbent article such as a disposable diaper, sanitary pad or tampon, wound dressing or bandage which includes a nonwoven web material made from a plurality of polymeric fibers having at least one treatment chemistry suitable for modifying at least one characteristic of a high viscoelasticity fluid upon... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.

20100174261 - Absorbent article: An absorbent article that is favorable in the erection stability of gathers and excels in transversal leakage preventing effects. A pair of gathers of an absorbent article has a three-dimensional configuration part. The three-dimensional configuration part is formed so as to construct a hollow. A first junction edge portion is... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20100174262 - Tampon: It is intended to provide a tampon wherein a string-shaped member is bonded to a cylindrical absorbent in the state of not being exposed on the absorbent surface. A tampon comprising an absorbent (2), which is obtained by molding a sheet member into a cylindrical shape, and a string-shaped member... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20100174263 - Absorbent wearing article and flexible structural unit available thereto: An absorbent wearing article includes a liquid-absorbent structure and an excrement receiving structure having a plurality of passages defined by flexible walls formed from flexible sheets and disposed along a liquid-absorbent surface of the liquid-absorbent structure.... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20100174264 - Calibrated medicine mixing assembly and associated method: The calibrated medicine mixing assembly preferably includes a primary reservoir having a primary cavity adapted to receive the fluid. The primary reservoir preferably including calibrated fluid level indicia displayed on an outer surface. Such an assembly may further include a secondary reservoir preferably having a secondary cavity adapted to receive... Agent: Ashkan Najafi, P.A.

20100174265 - Syndiotatic polypropylene composition comprising a thermoplastic elastomer: Polymer composition comprising a thermoplastic elastomer including styrene and isoprene and/or vinylisoprene units (SI) and a syndiotactic polypropylene (s-PP).... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100174266 - Infusion pump system and methods: Some embodiments an infusion pump system can provide a suggested bolus dosage based on particular parameters (e.g., the user's recent blood glucose characteristics, food intake data, an amount of insulin already delivered to the user which has not yet acted on the user, or other factors). In some circumstances, the... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100174267 - Hollow curved superelastic medical needle and method: A needle assembly 10 compromising an infusion needle 11 that includes a needle cannula 13 made of a superelastic material such as Nitinol. The needle cannula is cold-worked or heat annealed to produce a preformed bend 16 that can be straightened within passageway 21 of a coaxial outer cannula 12... Agent: Neil D. Gershon

20100174268 - Methods of venting, sealing, and dispensing from a medicament container: A sealing assembly movable within an opening of a medicament container allows (1) gases to be vented from the container, (2) medication to be stored in the container, and (3) medication to be dispensed from the container. Methods of limiting exposure of the medication to oxygen to prevent degradation of... Agent: Jones Day

20100174269 - Embolic coil implant system and implantation method: Embolic coil implant systems and methods whereby coils are mechanically detachable are disclosed. The coils include a retention element that may be releasably retained within the distal end of an implant tool. The implant tool may include a fulcrum configured to engage a first filament and prevent the release of... Agent: Penumbra Inc. C/o Mofo

20100174271 - Devices, systems, and methods for removing contrast from luminal organs: Devices, systems, and methods for removing contrast from luminal organs. In at least one embodiment of a device for removing contrast from luminal organs of the present disclosure, the device comprises an elongated body having at least one lumen extending therethrough and an aperture defined along the elongated body, said... Agent: Ice Miller LLP

20100174270 - Pleural drainage device and valve for such: A drainage device useable for treating patients with a pulmonary air leak, the device comprising suction mode control means, where a pressure sensor is connected to the suction mode control means for supplying a pressure signal representative of the pressure in a collection chamber, and an air flow sensor is... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

20100174272 - In-situ refillable ophthalmic implant: The present invention is directed to an in-situ refillable ophthalmic implant having a refill port in communication with a reservoir and a release control mechanism. The present invention also relates to methods of forming and using the ophthalmic implant. Preferably, the control release mechanism include opening[s] providing for passive passage... Agent: Alcon

  
07/01/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing

20100168637 - Fluid application device and method: The present invention provides a device, a system, and a method for application of fluids.... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100168638 - Fluid application device and method: An applicator device for applying a fluid is provided. The applicator device may include a handle. The handle may comprise an elongate hollow body having a proximal end and a distal end and at least one longitudinal, interior rib disposed on an inner surface of an outer wall of the... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100168639 - System and method for controlling patient fluid balance and/or flow rate for a therapeutic plasma exchange procedure: Systems and methods for controlling fluid flow during a fluid exchange procedure. In one aspect, a system is provided for controlling a net fluid volume difference of a patient during and/or after a fluid exchange procedure. The system comprises a first flow path for flowing at least a first fluid... Agent: Cook Alex Ltd.

20100168641 - Method and apparatus for blood withdrawal and infusion using a pressure controller: A method and apparatus for controlling blood withdrawal and infusion flow rate with the use of a pressure controller. The pressure controller uses pressure targets based upon occlusion limits that are calculated as a function of flow. The controller has the ability to switch from controlling withdrawal pressure to controlling... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100168640 - Method for at least partially draining an extracorporeal blood flow and haemodialysis device for use with said method: The invention relates to a method and a hemodialysis machine for at least partial emptying of an extracorporeal blood circulation after the blood of a patient in the extracorporeal blood circulation has been returned to the patient with the help of an infusion liquid which displaces the blood and after... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20100168643 - Infusion site for improved mixing of fluids: The invention relates to a blood line (108) comprising an infusion site (145) intended to inject into the line a solution, comprising: —a first main channel (200) having a first passage section, —a second main channel (220) having a second passage section, —means for the formation (210) of a turbulence... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100168642 - Multilumen venous catheter and method of use: A multilumen venous access catheter and method of use and repair is provided. The catheter has a means for identifying at least one physical characteristic of an arterial tube and a means for identifying at least one physical characteristic of a venous tube. The at least one physical characteristic of... Agent: Anglodynamics, Inc.

20100168644 - Glaucoma treatment device and method: The device includes a body defining a lumen and having first and second ends and external and lumenal surfaces, wherein the body has a length sufficient to provide fluid communication between the anterior chamber and tear film of the eye through the lumen when the device is implanted in the... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100168645 - Intravaginal device with fluid transport plates: e

20100168646 - Method and apparatus for treating ischemic diseases: The present invention relates to the treatment of ischemic diseases, and more particularly, to treatment of diabetic retinopathy and ischemia of the retinal and choroidal tissues. The treatment, which will work in vitrectomized eyes as well as non-vitrectomized eyes, is based on selective and fractional electrolysis of the vitreous humor... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100168647 - Non-contact electrode basket catheters with irrigation: Catheter systems and methods are disclosed. An exemplary catheter includes an outer tubing housing and an inner fluid delivery tubing, the inner fluid delivery tubing having at least one fluid delivery port. The catheter also includes a deployment member movable axially within the inner fluid delivery tubing. A plurality of... Agent: Sjm/afd - Trenner Legal Department

20100168649 - Microvascular obstruction detection and therapy: A method of detecting and treating a microvascular obstruction is provided. In one embodiment, a catheter is provided for both detecting the microvascular obstruction and treating or removing the obstruction.... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20100168648 - System and method for transfetal (amnion-chorion) membranes transport: The invention provides a system and method for trans-fetal membranes transport. A source of ultrasound sonication is used to deliver ultrasound sonication to fetal membranes to enhance the permeability of the fetal membranes of a gestational sac. In one embodiment, a device is used to collect substances transported from the... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20100168650 - Pressurized carbon dioxide bathing apparatus: Provided is a pressurized carbon dioxide bathing apparatus for bringing carbon dioxide into contact with skin of a living body by a predetermined pressure value or more using compressed air, and thereby enabling carbon dioxide to be absorbed efficiently from the skin, and the pressurized carbon dioxide bathing apparatus is... Agent: Kanesaka Berner And Partners LLP

20100168651 - Devices, systems, and methods for myocardial infarct border zone reinforcement: Devices, systems, and methods for myocardial infarct border zone reinforcement. In at least one embodiment of a suction/infusion catheter for facilitating myocardial infarct border zone reinforcement, the catheter comprises one or more apertures defined along a portion of the catheter at or near a distal end of the catheter, a... Agent: Ice Miller LLP

20100168653 - Identifying a self-powered device connected to a medical device: In some aspects, a method includes determining whether a universal serial bus (USB) peripheral device is connected to a USB monitoring device that is connected to a medical device and drawing power from the medical device. The medical device is configured for use in a medical procedure with a patient.... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100168652 - Methods and apparatus for delivering peritoneal dialysis (pd) solution with a peristaltic pump: In one aspect, the invention provides methods and apparatus for delivering peritoneal dialysis (PD) solution (or other fluids), from a supply to a patient. A first pump, in fluid coupling with the supply, delivers PD solution from the supply to a “mesne” (or intermediate) measuring element, and generates signals indicative... Agent: Fresenius/nutter, Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20100168654 - Apparatuses, systems, and methods for managing liquid flow associated with a tissue site using the presence of reduced pressure: The illustrative embodiments described herein are directed to apparatuses, systems, and methods for managing liquid flow associated with a tissue site that involves using reduced pressure to control fluid flow. In one instance, an apparatus includes a first valve and a second valve in fluid communication with a reduced-pressure source.... Agent: Kinetic Concepts, Inc. C/o Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20100168655 - Devices, systems, and methods for removing fluid from a bodily tissue: Devices, systems, and methods for removing fluid from a bodily tissue. In at least one embodiment of a catheter for use with a vacuum source for removing fluid from a mammalian tissue, the catheter comprises an elongated tube comprising a proximal end, a distal end, an outer wall positioned circumferentially... Agent: Ice Miller LLP

20100168656 - Apparatus and methods for treating urethral incontinence: The invention relates to apparatus (A) for injection of therapeutic agents into surrounding lumenal tissue, for example, to treat urinary incontinence and gastroesophageal reflux disease.... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.

20100168658 - Analyte monitoring device and methods of use: An analyte monitor includes a sensor, a sensor control unit, and a display unit. The sensor has, for example, a substrate, a recessed channel formed in the substrate, and conductive material disposed in the recessed channel to form a working electrode. The sensor control unit typically has a housing adapted... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20100168659 - Analyte monitoring device and methods of use: An analyte monitor includes a sensor, a sensor control unit, and a display unit. The sensor has, for example, a substrate, a recessed channel formed in the substrate, and conductive material disposed in the recessed channel to form a working electrode. The sensor control unit typically has a housing adapted... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20100168661 - Drug delivery with event notification: Devices, systems and methods are provided for drug delivery and the monitoring thereof.... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100168660 - Method and apparatus for determining and delivering a drug bolus: An electronic device may be configured to prompt a user via an on-board display to measure user glucose via an on-board glucose meter, to compute a first drug bolus value based on the measured user glucose, to display the first drug bolus value on the display and prompt the user... Agent: Roche Diagnostics Operations Inc.

20100168657 - System and methods for processing analyte sensor data: Systems and methods for processing sensor analyte data, including initiating calibration, updating calibration, evaluating clinical acceptability of reference and sensor analyte data, and evaluating the quality of sensor calibration. During initial calibration, the analyte sensor data is evaluated over a period of time to determine stability of the sensor. The... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

20100168662 - Needle-less injector and method of fluid delivery: A needle-less injector device for delivering a dose of fluid intradermally, subcutaneously or intramuscularly to an animal or human. The device includes an inner housing having opposed ends. A syringe is disposed in one end of the inner housing. The syringe includes a nozzle for delivering a dose of fluid... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20100168663 - Device for the oral administration of active ingredients: A device (10) for oral administration of medications that comes in the form of an elongated tubular body includes an element (12, 14) that can enable a liquid to enter or exit at each end, a nonreturn valve (16) at one of the two ends, and at least one substrate... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100168664 - Fluid control device with manually depressed actuator: Fluid control device (70) including a housing (31) with a syringe port (33) for receiving a syringe, a vial adapter port (36) with a vial adapter (86) for snap fit receiving a vial, and a drug administration port (34) for administering a liquid drug. The vial adapter is intended to... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP

20100168665 - Segmented balloon for catheter tip deflection: A balloon catheter is provided that may be used to maneuver around tortuous body lumens. The balloon catheter comprises one or more balloons disposed about a tip of the shaft. Each balloon includes a dedicated lumen to allow inflation of each balloon independent of the others. Inflation of a balloon... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20100168666 - Catheter having independently-deflectable segments and method of its manufacture: A catheter shaft includes a wall defining a lumen, a distal segment, and a proximal segment. At least one distal segment deflection wire extends through the proximal segment and terminates in the wall in the distal segment, while at least one proximal segment deflection wire extends through the proximal segment... Agent: Sjm/afd-wiley Legal Department

20100168667 - Catheter having proximal heat sensitive deflection mechanism and related methods of use and manufacturing: Disclosed herein are various deflectable catheter systems that utilize materials having negative coefficients of thermal expansion to cause the catheter to deflect. A representative embodiment of the present invention includes a catheter having a heat-sensitive control member located outside the distal end of the catheter, but which is in mechanical... Agent: Sjm/afd-wiley Legal Department

20100168668 - Seal for controlling irrigation in basket catheters: Catheter systems and methods are disclosed including a seal for helping direct an anticoagulant or other fluid for proper irrigation in a basket catheter. An exemplary basket catheter includes an outer tubing housing an inner fluid delivery tubing having at least one fluid delivery port. A plurality of splines each... Agent: Sjm/afd - Trenner Legal Department

20100168669 - Balloon catheter: A balloon catheter comprises a shaft including a tubular having a relatively rigid proximal shaft section and a distal shaft section, each section connected to one another through a flexible transition member, and an inflatable balloon extending at a distal portion of the distal shaft section. The proximal and distal... Agent: White & Case LLP Patent Department

20100168670 - Reservoir compartment adapter for infusion device: The present invention provides a reservoir compartment adapter for use with a fluid delivery device. The adapter includes a first end adapted for coupling with a fluid delivery device, a second end adapted for coupling with a connector, and a structure between the first end and the second end including... Agent: Medtronic Minimed Inc.

20100168671 - Method and apparatus for pressure infusion and temperature control of infused liquids: A method and apparatus for pressure infusion and temperature control of infused liquids includes a receptacle for receiving a liquid-filled bag containing intravenous solution or other liquid and an inflatable pressure device. The inflatable pressure device is disposed within a pressure device bag and is positioned proximate the liquid-filled bag... Agent: Edell, Shapiro & Finnan, LLC

20100168672 - Portable infusion pump of the skin patch type with spiral collapsible reservoir: An ambulatory pump comprising a reservoir (1) for holding the fluid to be pumped and having an outlet (7) through which fluid is expelled in use; a closure (8) device movable relative to the reservoir; and an actuator (14) for moving the closure device relative to the reservoir, wherein the... Agent: John P. De Luca

20100168673 - Implantable drug delivery device: The implantable drug delivery device comprises at least an implantable pump, a reservoir and a delivery chamber.... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100168674 - Iv catheter introducer: An IV catheter introducer having an elastomeric grommet disposed between the housing and the IV catheter assembly that helps avoid unintentional separation of IV catheter assembly from the housing during shipping and handling prior to use, that acts as a needle guide, that helps align the housing and IV catheter... Agent: Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP Attn: Michael Ritchie, Docketing

20100168675 - One piece low drag septum: A one-piece low drag septum is provided for preventing escape of fluid from an introducer needle during removal of such a needle from a catheter and introducer needle assembly. The septum generally includes a distal portion, a proximal portion, a cavity portion, and a longitudinal axis. The distal portion acts... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20100168676 - Catheter with protective barrier member: A device that shields internal organs and tissues from medical procedures performed within a patient's body, especially in the chest cavity where ablation and related procedures are performed in or near the heart, includes a catheter body, a distal section, and a barrier member that can be inflated with fluid... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20100168677 - Injection device: An injection device (30) features a housing (42, 52) for reception of a container (34) having a fluid (32) to be injected, a first element (94) for ejecting injection fluid (32) from such a container (34), and said first element (94) has an external thread (92). A metering element (66,... Agent: Oliver Intellectual Property LLC

20100168678 - Syringe:

20100168679 - Ultra low dose delivery system of injectables for animal health care: Disclosed is an ultra-low dose injection delivery system. The system includes a pistol grip having front and rear handles, a barrel containing an injectable fluid, and a bottle mount integrated with the barrel for receiving and securing a bottle holder, the bottle mount including a conduit running from a spike... Agent: Williams Mullen

20100168682 - Catheter clamping assemblies: A clamping assembly includes a housing and at least one clamp member pivotally coupled to the housing. The housing defines a throughbore which is dimensioned to receive a tubular member. The at least one clamp member is configured to move between a first position in which the clamp member is... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20100168680 - Clamping assembly for use with a catheter: A clamping assembly includes a body having a base and an arcuate body portion secured to the base. The arcuate body portion defining at least one opening dimensioned to receive a tubular member having a lumen. The clamping assembly further includes a slide member adapted to slide along the arcuate... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20100168681 - Extension tube clamps for use with a catheter: A clamping assembly includes a first clamping member and a second clamping member. The first clamping member defines a first lumen dimensioned to non-rotatably engage a first portion of a tubular member. Rotating the first clamping member effects a rotation of the first portion of the tubular member. The second... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20100168683 - Needle assembly for drug pump: A needle assembly adapted for fluid communication with a vial containing a substance to be delivered to a subject, the needle assembly including a needle held in a needle holder, the needle holder confined to move in a housing, and an activation mechanism for activating delivery of the substance through... Agent: Dekel Patent Ltd., David Klein

20100168684 - Echogenic enhancement for a needle: A needle includes a surface with a plurality of first ultrasound reflecting depressions formed therein. The first depressions are distributed along at least a portion of a length of the needle separated from one another by intervening sections. Each of the first depressions is extending along a curve between first... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP

20100168685 - Serially dispensable antiseptic wet wipes moistened with tincture of green soap: An apparatus and method of use are disclosed for rapidly and repeatedly cleaning a skin area during tattooing or body piercing. The apparatus includes a plurality of serially dispensable, antiseptic wet wipes pre-moistened with “tincture of green soap” solution. It eliminates any need to dilute a concentrated green soap solution... Agent: Michael A. Kondzella

20100168686 - Method and apparatus for treating the skin: A method for treating the skin involves a first stage of softening the skin by projecting steam including treatment material on to it, causing the pores to open and the material to penetrate the outer skin surface. Thereafter the pores are caused to close e.g. by projecting an astringent composition... Agent: Breiner & Breiner, L.L.C.

20100168688 - Manifolds, systems, and methods for administering reduced pressure to a subcutaneous tissue site: Systems, methods, and apparatuses are provided for delivering reduced pressure to a subcutaneous tissue site, such as a bone tissue site. In one instance, a manifold for providing reduced pressure to a subcutaneous tissue includes a longitudinal manifold body formed with at least one purging lumen and a reduced-pressure lumen.... Agent: Kinetic Concepts, Inc. C/o Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20100168689 - Systems for providing fluid flow to tissues: Provided is an apparatus that includes a scaffold with a gel or liquid composition deposed on at least a portion of a luminal surface, the gel or liquid composition adapted to include microbubbles. Also provided is a system that includes a source of reduced pressure, the above scaffold, a manifold... Agent: Kinetic Concepts, Inc. C/o Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20100168687 - Wound treatment apparatus and guiding unit thereof: A wound treatment includes a guiding unit and a negative pressure collecting module. The guiding unit includes a main body, an elastic member and an accommodating portion formed within the elastic member. The main body has a first end is communicated to the wound, and a second end. The elastic... Agent: Quintero Law Office, PC

20100168691 - Multi-conduit manifolds, systems, and methods for applying reduced pressure to a subcutaneous tissue site: The illustrative embodiments described herein are directed to systems, methods, and apparatuses for applying a reduced pressure to a subcutaneous tissue site. In one instance, a manifold for applying reduced pressure to a subcutaneous tissue site includes a plurality of first conduits, each of the plurality of first conduits having... Agent: Kinetic Concepts, Inc. C/o Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20100168690 - Nasal applicator for a nasal fluid aspiration device and nasal fluid aspiration device including said nasal applicator: The invention relates to a nasal applicator (2) having a channel (3) which opens at: an opening (4) at a first end (5) of the applicator, which is intended to be inserted into a person's nose; and an opening (6) at a second end (7) of the applicator, which is... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20100168692 - Sleeves, manifolds, 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 subcutaneous tissue site. In one illustrative embodiment, the apparatus includes a sleeve adapted for placement at a subcutaneous tissue site. The sleeve is further adapted to receive a manifold. The sleeve may also... Agent: Kinetic Concepts, Inc. C/o Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20100168693 - faecal management device: A faecal management device suitable for attachment directly to the perianal skin between the buttocks of the wearer. The device utilises an optimised adhesive wafer in order to securely attach the device to the skin of the wearer so that the device is maintained in position for the entire period... Agent: Coloplast A/s Attention: Corporate Patents

20100168696 - Absorbent articles with multiple indicating widths: An absorbent article comprises a first location of a first portion of a visual fullness indicating area that is configured to change to a subsequent visual state when indicating the presence of a bodily exudate. At the first location, the first portion has a first overall width. The absorbent article... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20100168699 - Absorbent articles with patterns of indicating: An absorbent article comprises a number of visual fullness indicating areas arranged in a distinct pattern. The pattern has an overall shape that is triangular or trapezoidal.... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20100168700 - Absorbent articles with primary and secondary indicating: An absorbent article with a primary visual fullness indicator and a secondary visual wetness indicator.... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20100168701 - Absorbent articles with primary and secondary indicia: An absorbent article comprises a visual fullness indicator along with primary visual indicia and a secondary visual indicium.... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20100168702 - Conductor-less detection system for an absorbent article: Signaling systems are disclosed that indicate a change in an absorbent article, such as the presence of a body fluid. The various different signaling systems disclosed do not include any conductive elements contained on the interior of the article as were required in the past. Instead, the changes are monitored... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc. Tara Pohlkotte

20100168698 - Disposable wearable absorbent articles with gender specific indicating: A disposable wearable absorbent article including a gender specific visual wetness indicating area.... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20100168697 - Disposable wearable absorbent articles with gender specific indicia: A disposable wearable absorbent article including a visual wetness indicator and gender specific indicia.... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20100168695 - Disposable wearable absorbent articles with multiple indicating colors: A disposable wearable absorbent article comprises a topsheet, an absorbent core, an outer cover, a waist opening, leg openings, a first visual fullness indicating area, and a second visual fullness indicating area. The first visual fullness indicating area is configured to change to a first subsequent color when indicating the... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20100168694 - Infrared wetness detection system for an absorbent article: A signaling device for sensing and indicating the presence of a body exudate in an absorbent article includes a housing and a paired IR generator/detector disposed within the housing, the paired IR generator/detector adapted to sense a change in infrared light reflectance due to an insult to the absorbent article,... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc. Tara Pohlkotte

20100168703 - Absorbent article: In an absorbent article 1a comprising a sheet assembly 10, a functional sheet 51 having a size smaller than that of the sheet assembly 10, and a bodily fluid-absorbent structure 30 wherein the functional sheet 51 and the bodily fluid-absorbent structure 30 are attached to the sheet assembly 10, the... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/ann Arbor

20100168704 - Method of forming an elastic laminate including a cross-linked elastic film: A method of forming an elastic composite formed from a laminate that contains a cross-linked elastic film and a nonwoven facing is provided.... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc. Tara Pohlkotte

20100168705 - Disposable absorbent garments employing elastomeric film laminates with deactivated regions: An absorbent garment comprises an absorbent member and a laminate. The laminate comprises a polymeric film layer and a nonwoven layer, wherein both the polymeric film layer and the nonwoven layer extend substantially throughout the entire area of the laminate. At least a portion of the absorbent member longitudinally overlaps... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc. Tara Pohlkotte

20100168706 - Method for manufacturing an absorbent article: A method of manufacturing absorbent articles in which first and second stabilizing strips confer stability during the manufacturing process by controlling the position of side panels with respect to absorbent structures. In the thus manufactured articles, material of the stabilizing strips remain on the side panels to provide a region... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100168707 - Absorptive article: An absorptive article that has increased flexibility and in which separation of a sheet is prevented. The absorptive article that is longer than is wide has a front surface sheet at least a portion of which is liquid pervious, e liquid impervious rear surface sheet, an absorptive body having liquid... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20100168708 - Web folding apparatus, web folding method, and worn article producing method: An apparatus of the present invention includes: a folding section 2 for folding a web W in two so that opposite side edges Wa and Wb of the web W are brought into a predetermined positional relationship with each other by bringing the web W into contact with an abutting... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (general) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20100168709 - Adjustable diaper cover with pockets: A reusable diaper cover adapted to fit infants and toddlers of various sizes enabling the use of the same reusable cloth diaper insert. The diaper cover includes an outer waterproof layer and a corresponding inner layer of non-absorbent material. The inner layer includes an opening therein into which the cloth... Agent: Patent Law Office Of D.r. Haszko C/o Dennis R. Haszko

20100168710 - Device: There is described a medicament container assembly (1) comprising a medicament compartment (2); a first cover (3) including a preformed medicament outlet (4); and a second cover (5).... Agent: Apex Juris, PLLC

20100168711 - Color detection system for detecting reservoir presence and content in device: A system for identifying a reservoir used with a fluid delivery device. The system includes a reservoir comprising a housing for holding fluid and a colored marking located on a surface of the housing. A fluid delivery device includes a compartment for receiving and operatively coupling with the reservoir. A... Agent: Medtronic Minimed Inc.

20100168712 - Reconstitution device: A reconstitution device for storing a first component of a pharmaceutical preparation includes a receptacle, a cap having a first end secured to the receptacle, a second end, and an inner bore having a central aperture. The device further includes a stopper located between the receptacle and the cap, the... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

20100168713 - Catheter for introduction of medications to the tissues of a heart or other organ: A positionable, direct-injection catheter that can access a specific region of the heart or other organ. The catheter is provided with one or two needle shafts, which may be located within respective sheaths that extend axially along the interior of the lumen of a main catheter shaft. Each needle shaft... Agent: Loginov & Associates, PLLC

20100168714 - Therapeutic agent delivery system: This present disclosure relates to a medical device and method capable of locally administering therapeutic agents efficiently. The medical device preferably includes one balloon catheter with conduits external to the balloon and with ports in the conduits where the conduits provide adequate sealing and sufficient penetration of the body vessel... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20100168715 - Device for storing and administering active ingredients, and method for administering active ingredients by means of such device: In an apparatus for storing and administering active substances, at least one transfer mechanism is provided, and a first reservoir that contains an active substance in dissolved form is also provided, the active substance being administered by way of the transfer mechanism. A second reservoir having the active substance in... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100168716 - Medico-technical device for at least partially introducing into a body passage: The invention relates to a medico-technical device for at least partially introducing into a body passage. Said device comprises an elongate, tubular, flexible internal body (2), an elongate exterior enveloping body (3) which surrounds, at least partially, said internal body (2) on the periphery thereof, and a device (4) for... Agent: Adams & Wilks

20100168717 - Multi-lumen medical devices and methods of manufacturing same: A method of manufacturing a catheter shaft includes extruding an inner polymeric layer having a main lumen and two or more side lumens spaced about the main lumen; forming an outer polymeric layer about the inner polymeric layer; and inserting at least one elongate member, such as a wire, through... Agent: Sjm/afd-wiley Legal Department

20100168718 - Extension tube assembly: An extension tube assembly for fluidly connecting a catheter assembly to a hemodialysis machine includes an extension tube member and a coupling mechanism. The extension tube member includes first and second extension segments. The first extension segment is adapted for connection to a catheter hub and defining a first lumen.... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20100168719 - Processing system and collecting device thereof: A processing system is utilized to process and absorb a fluid discharging from a source. The processing system includes an absorbing device to absorb the fluid, a driving device and a collecting device. The driving device connected to the absorbing device drives the fluid collected by the absorbing device to... Agent: Quintero Law Office, PC

20100168720 - System for providing fluid flow to nerve tissues: Provided is an apparatus that includes a nerve conduit and a nested manifold for providing a reduced pressure. Also provided is a system that includes a source of reduced pressure, a nerve conduit and nested manifold, and a conduit for providing fluid communication between the manifold and the source of... Agent: Kinetic Concepts, Inc. C/o Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

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