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Surgery August inventions list 08/10

Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
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08/26/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100212663 - Spray or injection device allowing at least two preset doses of product to be delivered: A spray or injection device that includes a casing or a pusher that includes at least one tab radially moveable between a first radial position, in which the tab does not impede the movement of the pusher with respect to the casing, and a second radial position in which the... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20100212665 - Actuator nozzle for metered dose inhaler: An actuator for a metered dose inhaler containing a liquefied propellant and a medicament, the actuator comprising: a nozzle block having a fluid flow path extending therethrough, the fluid flow path defined by an internal chamber having an inlet and an outlet; the outlet being defined in a portion of... Agent: Glaxosmithkline Corporate Intellectual Property, Mai B482

20100212664 - Metered dose dispensing devices: A medicinal dispensing device comprising a dose counter device for counting the doses of an aerosol medication dispensed from the dispensing device, said dispensing caused by an application of force in an axial direction on said dispensing device, the dose counter device comprising an actuation button and being operable by... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100212666 - System for controlling administration of anaesthesia: A system for controlling administration of a respiratory depressant drug or mixture of drugs to a spontaneously breathing patient comprises a drug delivery unit (3), being adapted for indexed or continuous and automatic titration of a respiratory depressant drug or mixture of such drugs to said patient (1), and a... Agent: Shoemaker And Mattare, Ltd

20100212667 - Drug capsules for dry powder inhalers: A method of filling a drug capsule (2) for a dry powder inhaler comprising introducing a dose of powdered active substance (4) into the capsule and introducing a separate quantity of filler particles (6) into the capsule (2), said filler particles being of different composition and having a larger average... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20100212668 - Inhaled anesthetic agent therapy and delivery system: A therapy utilizing inhaled anesthetic agents (such as desflurane, sevoflurane, isoflurane, or xenon) for the sedation of patients outside of the immediate perioperative space such as in the medical intensive care unit (MICU) and the surgical intensive care unit (SICU). The therapy includes controlled delivery of volatile anesthetic agents to... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun (baxter)

20100212669 - Gas conserving regulator: A gas regulator includes a delivery valve assembly having a delivery outlet and a delivery valve member engageable with the delivery outlet for controlling flow of a gas from a gas source. A timing gas chamber receives gas from the gas source. Gas pressure within the timing gas chamber controls... Agent: R.d. Johnson & Associates, P.C.

20100212670 - Ported respirator mask for in situ respirator testing and method of use: Methods and systems to enable ported respirator masks to be tested in situ to ensure that they are used effectively, including the ported masks themselves.... Agent: Moore & Hansen, Pllp

20100212671 - Airway devices, tube securing devices, and methods of making and using the same: Airway devices and tube securing devices are disclosed. Methods of making and using airway devices and tube securing devices are also disclosed.... Agent: Withers & Keys, LLC

20100212672 - Hemorrhoid treatment device: The present application is directed to a seat having a hard, firm surface designed to treat hemorrhoids. The hard, firm surface of the seat is configured to have a void and two opposing pressure applying points designed to place positive pressure on the area surrounding a hemorrhoid so as to... Agent: Leo G. Lenna

20100212673 - Biohazardous spray shield: The Biohazardous Spray Shield is a product designed to shield healthcare workers and others from accidental contact with body fluids or other hazardous material. The wrist mounted shield acts as a clear barrier that blocks most spittle or body fluids that may contaminate personnel. The Biohazardous Spray Shield is easily... Agent: Kaytherine C. Shumpert

20100212674 - Combination chin protector and mouth guard: The combination chin protector and mouth guard provides a device for protecting both the user's teeth and chin. The device is particularly adapted for use in combination with a motorcycle or motocross helmet, for example. The combination chin protector and mouth guard includes a chin protector having opposed front and... Agent: Litman Law Offices, Ltd.

20100212675 - Structured testing method for diagnostic or therapy support of a patient with a chronic disease and devices thereof: A structured testing method for diagnostic or therapy support of a patient with a chronic disease and devices thereof are disclosed which implement a structured collection procedure based on a medical use case and/or question which provides at least one or more parameters defining entry criterion, a schedule of events,... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP Fifth Third Center

20100212676 - Devices, systems and methods for magnetic-assisted therapeutic agent delivery: Devices, systems and methods for magnetically assisted agent delivery are included. These devices, systems, and methods make use of a plurality of magnets or magnetic configuration.... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP

08/19/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100206305 - Nebulizer: A nebulizer includes a receptacle for containing a liquid, a liquid-drawing tube, and a hollow cover including a partition plate dividing an interior of the cover into first and second chambers, first and second conduits each having an inlet end adapted to be connected to a compressed gas supply tube,... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100206306 - Self-sensing dispensing device: The present self-sensing dispensing device includes: power supply means, a liquid dispensing element comprising an actuator and a dispensing aperture through which liquid is to be dispensed by activation of the actuator, electronic control means operable to control the actuator, liquid supply means connecting with a liquid reservoir to supply... Agent: Griffin & Szipl, PC

20100206307 - Medicine ejection device and controlling method thereof: The invention provides a medicine ejection device which provides stable ejection even when a reservoir with high sealability is used and can eject an appropriate amount of medicine. A medicine ejection portion 1 includes an ejection nozzle 1a for ejecting a medicine and an element 1b which generates energy for... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100206308 - Heating element, humidifier for respiratory apparatus including heating element, and respiratory apparatus: An apparatus for delivering breathable gas to a patient includes a flow generator to generate a flow of breathable gas; a humidifier chamber to contain a supply of water; a first flow path to deliver the flow of breathable gas from the flow generator to the humidifier chamber; a second... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100206309 - Gas flow regulating device: A gas flow regulating device including a housing assembly, an inlet tube assembly, and a biasing device. The housing assembly has a main housing, a valve seat body, and a distal plate forming an outlet orifice. The inlet tube assembly includes a proximal inlet end, a tube forming a lumen,... Agent: Dicke, Billig & Czaja, PLLC Attn: Cfn Matters

20100206310 - Pressure controller for artificial respirator and artificial respirator using the same: A pressure controller for an artificial respirator according to this invention includes a control valve facing a gas passage between an inspiratory gas inlet and an inspiratory gas outlet, and an elastic biasing means for elastically biasing the control valve against a valve seat. When an adjustment manipulating member moves... Agent: Hunton & Williams LLP Intellectual Property Department

20100206311 - Respirator facepiece with thermoset elastomeric face seal: A respiratory protection composite facepiece includes a polymeric rigid facepiece body having a first surface and a second surface, and a silicone sealing facepiece element chemically bonded to at least one of the first surface and the second surface. Methods of forming a respiratory protection composite facepiece are also disclosed.... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100206312 - Apparatus for positioning a nasal cannula: A harness for securely positioning a nasal cannula on the face of a person for orally administering oxygen and other gases is described. A flexible chin strap adapted for placement around the chin of the person may be attached to adjustable, flexible straps effective for draping around the ears of... Agent: Cochran Freund & Young LLC

20100206313 - System and method for treating patient with obstructive sleep apnea: A method for treating obstructive sleep apnea includes providing MAD therapy via an adjustable mandibular advancement device structured to advance the position of the patient's lower jaw, providing CPAP therapy via a mask system structured to deliver a supply of pressurized air to a patient, and selectively adjusting the mask... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100206314 - Dental appliance for minimizing effects of bruxism: A dental appliance for maintaining a separation between the occlusal plane surfaces of the posterior teeth in order to avoid or minimize the adverse effects of bruxism, especially while sleeping. The appliance comprises bitepad assemblies, side assemblies for adjustably receiving the bitepad assemblies, and a strap assembly for connecting the... Agent: Spencer, Fane, Britt & Browne

20100206315 - Cardiopulmonary resuscitation device: A cardiopulmonary resuscitation device that combines ventilation of a patient's lungs with chest compressions on the patient's sternum area. The device includes a self-inflating bag having an outlet port through which the content of the bag is forced when bag is compressed; target indicia on the bag to indicate the... Agent: Russell H. Walker Walker, Mckenzie & Walker, P.C.

20100206316 - Method for determining chromosomal defects in an ivf embryo: The present invention is directed to methods for determining the presence or absence of a genetic defect in an IVF embryo prior to transfer comprising identifying a set of informative SNPs in the genotype of the embryo's parents; assaying the genotype of two or more informative SNPs from the set... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

08/12/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100199982 - Electronically-controlled, high pressure flow control valve and method of use: A fluid flow control valve comprises (a) a high pressure region adapted to contain a fluid at its supercritical or nearcritical temperature and pressure conditions and connected via an orifice to a low pressure region, (b) a seat adjacent the orifice, (c) a sealing element positionable against the seat to... Agent: Porter Wright Morris & Arthur, LLP Intellectual Property Group

20100199984 - Breath actuated nasal pump: A breath actuated nasal drug delivery device includes a housing having a spray port; a reservoir housing a liquidous medicament; and a selectively actuable pump. A breath actuated triggering mechanism includes a mouthpiece and a diaphragm. A pressure differential across the diaphragm causes an elastically deformable drive element (e.g., spring)... Agent: Paul D. Yasger Abbott Laboratories

20100199983 - Metered dose valves and dispensers: A metered dose valve for use in a pressurized metered dose dispenser for dispensing a metered dose of an aerosol formulation comprising particles of a medicament suspended in liquefied propellant, optionally in combination with one or more excipients, said valve comprising a metering chamber and at least one porous, fluid... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100199985 - Portable gas powered positive pressure breathing apparatus and method: A portable positive pressure breathing apparatus includes a demand valve with a supply inlet port adapted to be connected to a pressurized source of oxygen and an outlet port adapted to be connected to the inlet of a patient's breathing appliance. The demand valve further includes a reference chamber and... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department

20100199986 - Inhaler: An inhaler for delivery of a powder-form inhalation formulation from a blister strip with a plurality of blister pockets. The used part of the blister strip with empty blister pockets is wound onto a drum which is driven via a gear mechanism which is coupled to the drum via a... Agent: Roberts Mlotkowski Safran & Cole, P.C. Intellectual Property Department

20100199987 - Device for controlling anesthetic flow: An apparatus and system for transferring a liquid, such as an anesthetic, from a reservoir to a machine while effectively minimizing the release of the liquid to the surrounding environment. The apparatus can include a first and a second component wherein twisting the first component and second component relative to... Agent: Reed Smith LLP

20100199988 - Device with flat-sided outlet for controlling anesthetic flow: An apparatus and system for transferring a liquid, such as an anesthetic, from a reservoir to a machine while effectively minimizing the release of the liquid to the surrounding environment. The apparatus can include a first and a second component wherein twisting the first component and second component relative to... Agent: Reed Smith LLP

20100199989 - Flat-sided outlet device for controlling anesthetic flow in vaporizer with plunger: An apparatus and system for transferring a liquid, such as a liquid anesthetic, from a reservoir to a machine while minimizing the release of the liquid to the surrounding environment. The apparatus can include a first component having a through-hole, and a second component having an aperture, a support member... Agent: Reed Smith LLP

20100199990 - Smooth-sided outlet device for controlling anesthetic flow in vaporizer with plunger: An apparatus and system for transferring a liquid, such as a liquid anesthetic, from a reservoir to a machine while minimizing the release of the liquid to the surrounding environment. The apparatus can include a first component having a through-hole, and a second component having an aperture, a support member... Agent: Reed Smith LLP

20100199991 - Ventilatory support and resuscitation device and associated method: A ventilatory support and resuscitation device for providing short-term ventilatory support, as well as constant flow, pressure cycled ventilatory support for breathing and non-breathing patients is disclosed. The device includes a chamber and at least one port in flow communication with the chamber. The apparatus also includes a flexible diaphragm... Agent: Eric Hanscom

20100199992 - Cushion inside a cushion patient interface: A patient interface device that includes a mask shell and a cushion assembly. The cushion assembly includes a seal cushion and a support cushion. The seal cushion contacts a first area of a patient's face to form a seal therewith. The support cushion defines a second area over a face... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100199993 - Device for separating moisture from breathing gas: A device (1) for separating moisture from breathing gas is improved in terms of the storage of water of condensation. A collection volume (5) is provided for water of condensation with a water-binding substance (6).... Agent: Mcglew & Tuttle, PC

20100199994 - Holder for a nasal breathing air filtration device or dilation device: A holder for a nasal air filtration device or dilation device. A holder for a nasal device may be a thin, generally “Z” or “S” shaped device that holds a nasal device in a substantially secure and stable position. Each of a nasal device's nasal bases can be placed or... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department

20100199995 - Low profile filter respirator: A respiratory protective device in which a face piece (11) is located within the volume of a filter canister (10). The filter canister (10) can be in the form of a hollow section or sections which fit around all or part of the face piece (11) or on either side... Agent: Robin Howie Or Duncan Wood Institute For Applied Science Inc

20100199996 - Anti-slip structure of respirator: An anti-slip structure of a respirator is provided. The respirator has a mask body whose top side is provided with a duct-connecting portion and whose lower end is peripherally provided with a closely fitting pad. In addition, the mask body has an outer surface provided with anti-slip portions, formed as... Agent: Kamrath & Associates P.A.

20100199999 - Methods for cleaning endotracheal tubes: Systems, devices, and methods are disclosed for the cleaning of an endotracheal tube while a patient is being supported by a ventilator connected to the endotracheal tube for the purpose of increasing the available space for airflow or to prevent the build up of materials that may constrict airflow or... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100199998 - Oropharyngeal device for assisting oral ventilation of a patient: An oropharyngeal device for assisting oral ventilation of a patient is disclosed. The device comprises a pharyngeal section configured to engage the tongue of the patient and a bite block connected to the pharyngeal section. The bite block includes a proximate maxillary surface configured to engage at least a portion... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP

20100199997 - Tracheal tube support apparatus: A flexible support for holding endotracheal and nasotracheal tubes in place on the face of a patient includes a pair of oppositely disposed adhesively mountable flanges for releasable mounting to the face of the patient, wherein the flanges are interconnected by a single narrow adhesive-backed elongate bridge-piece spanning between the... Agent: Antony C. Edwards

20100200000 - Penile cap: The Penile Cap is a tubular contraceptive device with a wide open end called the attachment rim, and a narrow closed end called the flexible discharge tube. The penile cap can be made from latex rubber or any other material. The attachment rim consists of a non-toxic glue on its... Agent: William Nkoro

20100200001 - Cpap pillow apparatus and method: A CPAP pillow relies on a shell shaped to provide large reservoirs of fill particles near or against the shoulders of a user and around and under the neck. The system and method uncouple the spring forces supporting a user from the forces used to configure the shape of the... Agent: Pate Pierce & Baird

20100200002 - Sterile surgical drape: An improved sterile drape, system, and method for draping portions of a telerobotic surgical system are provided. In one embodiment, a sterile drape includes an exterior surface adjacent to a sterile field for performing a surgical procedure, and an interior surface forming a cavity for receiving the non-sterile portion of... Agent: Patent Dept Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc

20100200003 - Headgear assembly and novel uses thereof: Apparatus for a method of presenting a human head for sleeping or surface support. The method involves the use of the apparatus which is head gear with an exterior relief feature to favour a sleeping or support disposition or to favour a range of such dispositions.... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20100200004 - Male chastity apparatus, system, and method: A male chastity apparatus, system and method are disclosed. The apparatus, in one embodiment, includes a housing, a protrusion, and a lock. The housing is configured to contain a shaft of a penis of a user. The housing, in certain embodiments, is made of a substantially rigid material that prevents... Agent: Kunzler Needham Massey & Thorpe

08/05/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100192945 - Inhalation devices and related methods for administration of sedative hypnotic compounds: An inhalation device for administering one or more sedatives via pulmonary delivery for treating a sleep disturbance.... Agent: Owen J. Bates

20100192946 - Metered dose inhaler: The present invention provides an improved metered dose inhaler utilizing the property of the aerosol canister. The metered dose inhaler includes: a housing body (2); an aerosol canister (3) including a canister body (3a), a valve stem (3b), and a spring urging the valve stem, wherein the valve stem (3b)... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100192947 - Anesthetic delivery system and methods of use: This invention relates to systems and methods of delivering anesthetic to a subject. Specifically, the invention relates to systems and methods of delivering an anesthetic to a subject while being able to regulate and recover the ensethetic gas from the air upon expiration.... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP

20100192949 - Inhaler: An inhalation device comprising a base having a slot for insertion of a single blister containing a dose of medicament to be inhaled into the base is disclosed. The inhaler has a mouthpiece pivotally mounted to the base which carries a blister piercing element operable to pierce a blister received... Agent: Davidson, Davidson & Kappel, LLC

20100192948 - Medicament inhalers: This invention relates to improvements in or relating to medicament inhalers. In particular, the invention relates to a device for releasable attachment to a medicament inhaler, which monitors patient usage of the medicament inhaler. The invention may be particularly suitable for use with medicament inhalers used for the treatment of... Agent: Davidson, Davidson & Kappel, LLC

20100192950 - Tank opening device for fluid product dispensing device: An inhaler device having an opening device for opening an individual reservoir containing a single dose of fluid, such as powder, the reservoir including a closure wall, the opening device having hollow perforator mechanism that is adapted to perforate the closure wall of the reservoir, the hollow perforator mechanism being... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100192951 - Oxygen humidification and delivery device: An oxygen humidification and delivery device includes a case, humidification material, a seal film or seal plate, and an oxygen delivery tube. The humidification material is disposed within the case. At least two protuberant air ports are provided on the top of the case, one of which is air inlet,... Agent: Lackenbach Siegel, LLP

20100192952 - Methods and devices for central photoplethysmographic monitoring methods: Disclosed herein are methods and devices for delivering gas to a subject and obtaining plethysmograph readings from a subject. Specifically disclosed herein are masks and helmets which comprise one or more pulse oximeter probes associated therewith. The masks and helmets may be used in particular contexts, including, but not limited... Agent: Beusse Wolter Sanks Mora & Maire

20100192953 - Hyperinflation system: A hyperinflation system includes an airbag having an air inlet and an air outlet, and a one-piece multi-way connector including a base, a first tube section projecting from a first side of the base and connected to the air outlet, a second tube section projecting from a second side of... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20100192954 - Mask: A mask for supplying gas under pressure to the nasal airway of an infant human includes a manifold for supplying air to an aperture in the mask. A shaped membrane structure formed from a thin walled membrane defines an enclosure for receiving at least the nares of an infant human... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw

20100192955 - Patient interface structure and method/tool for manufacturing same: Component of a patient interface, particularly a cushion, comprising a first part and a second part, wherein the second part is made of a foamed material which is foamed-on the first part. A Method and tool for manufacturing a component of a patient interface, particularly a cushion, comprising the steps... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100192956 - Method for manufacturing a cuff on plastic tube provided with an external sheath: Method for manufacturing a cuff on a plastic tube comprising an inner tube and an outer sheath covering said inner tube. The outer sheath comprises at least a portion to be molded for producing a cuff. The method comprises a covering step including an injection operation in which air is... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20100192957 - Nasal cannula: A nasal cannula arrangement for use as part of systems for delivery respiratory gases to a patient is disclosed. The nasal cannula arrangement includes a manifold part adapted to receive gases from a delivery conduit. The manifold includes one but preferably a pair of prongs extending upward and curving towards... Agent: Trexler, Bushnell, Giangiorgi, Blackstone & Marr, Ltd.

20100192958 - Prophylactic device for use during intercourse: Embodiments of the present invention may provide a prophylactic device comprises an elongated hollow tube including a shaft, a rounded closed end, and an open end that forms an elongated hollow cavity within the tube.... Agent: Mark R. Cozens

20100192959 - Shape memory polymer-based transcervical device for permanent or temporary sterilization: Transcervical contraceptive devices (TCDs) are disclosed. The TCDs are constructed of shape memory polymer (SMP) materials capable of assuming a memory shape at physiological temperatures. These SMPTCDs (410) have a post-implantation memory shape that is substantially identical to or slightly larger than the insertion site (420) to adapt to changes... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney, LLP Intellectual Property Department

20100192960 - Surgical drape with patient-oriented window and method of production: A surgical drape includes a flexible opaque sheet configured to satisfy barrier performance requirements of AAMI PB70:2003, and a flexible transparent sheet disposed within the opaque sheet to form a window sized and shaped to permit the patient to view the surgical procedure therethrough. The window is configured to satisfy... Agent: Richard L. Sampson Sampson & Associate, P.C.

20100192961 - Trackable reference device for computer-assisted surgery: A surgical reference device for use with a computer-assisted surgery system comprises an engaging member adapted to engage directly on soft tissue of a body part such that substantially no relative movement is possible between the engaging member and a bone element of the body part. A trackable member is... Agent: Ogilvy Renault LLP

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