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Surgery August inventions list 08/10

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08/26/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. inventions list

20100217172 - Device, system, and method for controllably reducing inflammatory mediators in a subject: Devices, systems, and methods are provided for controlling an inflammatory response in a subject. Devices, systems, and methods are provided that alter the functional structure of one or more inflammatory mediators in the peripheral blood of the subject. The device or system is useful in a method for treating an... Agent: The Invention Science Fund Clarence T. Tegreene

20100217173 - Device, system, and method for controllably reducing inflammatory mediators in a subject: Devices, systems, and methods are provided for controlling an inflammatory response in a subject. Extracorporeal devices, systems, and methods are provided that alter the functional structure of one or more inflammatory mediators in the peripheral blood of the subject. The device or system is useful in a method for treating... Agent: The Invention Science Fund Clarence T. Tegreene

20100217174 - Blood processing system for single or double access draw and return: A blood processing system is disclosed which is adapted for single or double access draw and return. The blood processing system includes a blood processor for separating blood (or blood components) into one or more components or other components. In one embodiment the blood processor includes an inlet for receiving... Agent: Cook Alex Ltd.

20100217175 - Device for filtering of blood during removal of heart valve stenosis and method of removing heart valve stenosis: The invention relates to a device and a method for the removal of a heart valve stenosis, in which a filter catheter is arranged in a vessel section located downstream of the heart valve, and a valvuplasty catheter is arranged in the area of the heart valve. The filter catheter... Agent: Houston Eliseeva

20100217176 - Metered gel dispenser: The invention relates to a dermal flowable-composition dispenser that includes a body for retaining a supply of the composition, an application portion having an application surface, and a conduit connecting the supply chamber with the application surface for facilitating the reproducible delivery of a predetermined dose of the composition to... Agent: Winston & Strawn LLP Patent Department

20100217177 - Oxygen-producing bandage with releasable oxygen source: A device for delivering oxygen to a wound or injury includes a bandage, which includes a base defining an opening, a cover, and a locking mechanism for releasably securing the cover to the base. An oxygen source is in fluid communication with the cover, whereby oxygen is delivered to the... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.

20100217179 - Bulk delivery peritoneal dialysis system and method: A peritoneal dialysis method includes (i) connecting smaller and larger supply containers to a junction, the smaller and larger supply bags both full of dialysate; (ii) allowing the junction to be connected to a patient's transfer set; allowing the patient to drain through the junction; (iii) allowing the patient to... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100217178 - Prediction of peritoneal dialysis therapy outcomes using dialysates mixed at different glucose concentrations: A method for peritoneal dialysis treatment includes (i) predicting results of a plurality of patient therapy outcomes for a plurality of different mixed dextrose level dialysis solutions; (ii) selecting one of the mixed dextrose level solutions for a patient based on the results; and (iii) performing at least one therapy... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100217181 - Peritoneal dialysis methods and apparatus: A peritoneal-based (“bloodless”) artificial kidney processes peritoneal fluid without need for additional fluids (“waterless”). Fluid is separated into a protein-rich stream and a protein-free stream. The protein-rich stream is regenerated using a sorbent assembly, and its protein composition can be modified by removal of selected protein(s) (“dialysate-pheresis”). It is then... Agent: Fish & Associates, PC Robert D. Fish

20100217180 - Simulation of patient drain phase in peritoneal dialysis: A method of modeling a patient's peritoneal dialysis drain phase includes (i) modeling a first segment of a drain phase curve as having a constant flowrate; (ii) modeling a second segment of a drain phase curve as having a decaying exponential flowrate; and (iii) incorporating a switching component into the... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100217183 - Manual breastpump with stimulation feature: A manual breastpump has a pump mechanism for use in one mode of operation to produce an ejection (letdown) reflex in a nursing mother and in a separate mode of operation for the general expression of breastmilk. The breastpump further provides a pump mechanism having an expansible chamber device carried... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

20100217182 - Process for use with breastpump to initiate milk in breastfeeding, particularly for premature infants: The present invention provides a suction sequence which is considered to produce advantageous results, particularly for mothers with newborn infants. The sequence comprises a process of stimulation, expression, and pausing to closely mimic a newborn's sucking pattern.... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

20100217184 - Steerable catheter having intermediate stiffness transition zone: A flexible, steerable intravascular catheter includes an elongate flexible shaft having a heterogeneous or multi-zone stiffness profile or structure. A first or distal portion of the catheter shaft may have a substantially constant or distinct stiffness or flexibility, a second, intermediate or transition section is proximal relative to, and less... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP

20100217185 - Catheter including a bendable portion: A catheter including a tube having at least one lumen, at least one elongate element, the at least one elongate element having a bendable portion at a predetermined bendable portion location therealong forward of a distal end of the tube and at least one selectably inflatable balloon communicating with at... Agent: Daniel J Swirsky

20100217186 - Hydrophilic coating that reduces particle development on ester-linked poly(ester-block-amide): Articles such as catheters or balloons that have an ester-linked poly(ester-block-amide) substrate have a lubricious hydrogel coating which suppresses particle development under accelerated aging conditions. A polymerizable coating composition is applied to the substrate without application of an intervening primer layer and cured. The coating composition comprises an uncrosslinked polyvinylpyrrolidone... Agent: Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.

20100217187 - Rapid perfusion devices and methods: A microcatheter having an active segment reperfuses occluded blood vessels above the junction of the subclavian artery and common carotid artery. The microcatheter is used to penetrate emboli. Once an embolus is penetrated, the active segment of the microcatheter is activated, causing it to expand radially and thereby open a... Agent: Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps LLP

20100217188 - System and method for inflation syringe with improved display and modularized component assembly: An inflation syringe having an improved display and modularized component assembly. More particularly, the present invention relates to methods and apparatuses for providing both numeric and non-numeric indications of an inflation pressurization associated with an inflation syringe. A modularized component assembly for an inflation syringe allowing independent components to be... Agent: Merit Medical Systems, Inc. C/o Stoel Rives, LLP

20100217189 - Balloon catheter pressure relief valve: A pressure relief apparatus for a balloon dilation catheter having a shaft with a dilation balloon attached to the distal end of the shaft and an inflation/deflation lumen for inflating and deflating the balloon includes a pressure relief port formed through the wall of the inflation/deflation lumen with a pressure... Agent: Howison & Arnott, L.l.p

20100217190 - Catheter system for preventing and treating restenosis in coronary and peripheral arteries, in a single vessel or bifurcation: A catheter system for preventing and treating restenosis in coronary or peripheral arteries, in a single vessel or in a bifurcation, which comprises, at least, one occlusion-infusion catheter (10) fitted with a balloon (11) disposed in the distal portion and inflatable through a lumen (12) disposed in the proximal portion... Agent: Patent Law Agency, LLC Peter Ganjian

20100217191 - Hydraulically actuated pump for fluid administration: A fluid delivery device comprises a hydraulic pump chamber having a hydraulic fluid. A fluid reservoir is coupled to the hydraulic pump chamber and is configured to contain a fluid deliverable to a patient. A first actuator is coupled to the hydraulic pump chamber and is configured to pressurize the... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

20100217192 - Method and apparatus for detecting occlusions in an ambulatory infusion pump: An improved pump, reservoir and reservoir piston are provided for controlled delivery of fluids. A motor is operably coupled to a drive member, such as a drive screw, which is adapted to advance a plunger slide in response to operation of the motor. The plunger slide is removably coupled to... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

20100217193 - Method and apparatus for detecting occlusions in an ambulatory infusion pump: An improved pump, reservoir and reservoir piston are provided for controlled delivery of fluids. A motor is operably coupled to a drive member, such as a drive screw, which is adapted to advance a plunger slide in response to operation of the motor. The plunger slide is removably coupled to... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

20100217194 - Device for tube feeding: The present invention provides a device (11) for tube feeding, The device (11) comprises a delivery means (11) such as a tube for delivering food, medicines and other fluids to a patient's stomach. The delivery means (11) has a first portion (27) which is received in the patient, the first... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP

20100217195 - Needle for bloodless iv: An intravenous catheter system having a retractable needle system and a body system is disclosed. The retractable needle system includes a housing, a needle, a docking feature, and an optional anti-shearing mechanism. The body system includes a body, at least one hub, a catheter connector, at least one plug, a... Agent: Law Offices Of James E. Walton, PLLC

20100217196 - Catheter systems having flow restrictors: Infusion catheter systems and methods are described herein that incorporate flow restrictors to balance flow to multiple target sites serviced by delivery catheters. Fluids may be delivered to the target sites using multiple separate delivery catheters or through multiple separate lumens located in the same delivery catheter. Flow balancing may... Agent: Mueting, Raasch & Gebhardt, P.A.

20100217197 - System and methods employing a bite block insert for positioning and stabilizing external instruments deployed within the body: Systems and methods are provided for positioning and stabilizing an external instrument during insertion of the instrument through the oral cavity (e.g., insertion of a catheter through the oral cavity and into the esophagus or cardia for treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)). The systems and methods provide a gripping... Agent: Ryan Kromholz & Manion, S.c.

20100217198 - Implantable access port device having a safety cap: A system for attaching an access port to bodily tissue includes an access port assembly and including an access port having a generally central axis. The access port assembly further includes an attachment mechanism structured to enable the access port to be attached, for example, to an abdominal muscle of... Agent: Allergan, Inc.

20100217200 - Injection port with applier: An injection port system comprises an injection port and an applier. The port comprises a body and a plurality of fasteners. The fasteners are integral with the body and are movable from a non-deployed position to a deployed position. The applier comprises a port engagement portion and an actuator. The... Agent: Frost Brown Todd, LLC

20100217199 - Method of repositioning an injection port: A method of repositioning an injection port comprises positioning the injection port at a first location in a patient's body and extending fasteners of the injection port to substantially secure the injection port at the first location. The fasteners are then retracted to substantially unsecure the injection port from the... Agent: Frost Brown Todd, LLC

20100217201 - Device for protecting and securing medical device at a venipuncture site: A device for protecting and securing at least a medical device at a venipuncture site and having at least a supporting member in which the medical tube winds around to form a loop, and having restrictor members to retain the loop formed around an arch-shaped passageway. The device is pivotally... Agent: Maier & Maier, PLLC

20100217202 - Device for achieving hemostasis at site of puncture wound: A device for use by a medical technician to achieve hemostasis at the site of a puncture wound in the skin of a patient, said device being operable by three fingers of one hand of the medical technician.... Agent: Jack Shuman

20100217203 - Retractable safety syringe: d

20100217204 - Plunger rod head for activating needle safety device: A passive needle safety device for protecting the needle of an injection syringe after medication has been delivered to a patient comprising a body that can hold a syringe, a telescoping guard fitting over the body, and a spring deployed between the guard and body such that the guard is... Agent: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLPIPProsecution Department

20100217205 - Syringe device comprising a syringe body and a bearing sleeve: The invention relates to a device comprising a syringe body (10) having an axial direction (A) and a bearing sleeve (18) inside which the body is arranged. The sleeve has at least one holding lug (22) co-operating with the syringe body, at a proximal end (10A) of the latter, in... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP

20100217207 - Attachment for a parenteral device: An attachment for a parenteral device, the device comprising a body and an outlet for conveying fluid, the attachment comprises a housing (12) adapted for engagement with the body, an elongate hollow needle (30), having an outer end (32) and an inner end (34), with an aperture at both ends,... Agent: Thorpe North & Western, LLP.

20100217206 - Luer-snap connection and luer-snap syringe: Syringes having a snap-fit mechanism for attaching a needle hub to a syringe barrel in a snap-fit relationship and packaged medical device comprising a syringe with a snap-fit mechanism and a needle hub mare provided. An exemplary syringe includes a barrel with a collar and a rotatable arm which allows... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20100217209 - Drug delivery device with in-plane bandpass regulation check valve in heat-shrink packaging: A drug delivery device may include a drug reservoir configured to contain and controllably deliver a fluidic drug. A tube may be configured to deliver the fluid from the drug reservoir through a lumen in the tube to another location. A valve wholly within the lumen of the tube may... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100217208 - Valved connector: A valved connector configured to control the leakage of bodily fluid from within a patient. The valved connector including a seal positioned within a lumen of the body of the valved connector. The distal end of the valved connector is adapted to permit access to, or coupling of an apparatus,... Agent: Merit Medical Systems, Inc. C/o Stoel Rives, LLP

20100217210 - Medical devices and methods for assisting in sub-scab access: Device and methods for separating a scab from a vascular access site are disclosed. The devices include providing a scab separation device having a point for initial separation of a portion of a scab from a patient's flesh, and a series of inclined surfaces leading from the point to lift... Agent: Seyfarth Shaw LLP

20100217211 - Medical devices comprising a co-polymer of a modified polyamide and a polyether: The present invention refers to medical devices comprising a modified Co-Polymer and the modified Co-Polymer itself having high flexibility and high stress resistance, especially tensile strength or tear resistance, in addition to the good physical characteristics of the known Block-Co-Polymers of a polyamide and a polyether, either polyether diol or... Agent: Workman Nydegger

20100217212 - Microporation of tissue for delivery of bioactive agents: A method of enhancing the permeability of a biological membrane, including the skin or mucosa of an animal or the outer layer of a plant to a permeant is described utilizing microporation of selected depth and optionally one or more of sonic, electromagnetic, mechanical and thermal energy and a chemical... Agent: King & Spalding

20100217213 - Ostomy accessory: The invention discloses an ostomy accessory (13) for an intestinal stoma of a mammal patient, and comprises an insertion portion (8) for inserting into an intestinal stoma (3) of an ostomy, and also comprises an evacuation portion (9, 9′ adapted to evacuate faecal matter from an intestine connected to said... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100217214 - Arrangement for connecting fecal receiving bags together: An arrangement for connecting fecal receiving bags together is provided. The arrangement provides for a simple coupling arrangement, which provides fluid communication between the bags while preventing odor and fluid to leak form the coupling. Such a coupling arrangement between two receiving devices or bags is discreet and comfortable to... Agent: Coloplast A/s Attention: Corporate Patents

20100217215 - Ostomy appliance with multiple release liners: An ostomy appliance for attachment to the stoma body comprising a soft adhesive wafer (1) having a tensile strength at 20% strain of less than 0.75N/4 mm and a collecting pouch attachable to an adhesive wafer, the wafer comprises a backing layer and a skin-facing adhesive layer, wherein the adhesive... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20100217216 - Absorbent article: A disposable absorbent article that includes a first and second substrate, a portion of which is joined together with a hot-melt adhesive applied at a temperature of less than 130° C. At least one of the first second substrates has a basis weight of less than 15 grams per square... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20100217217 - Refastenable absorbent article and a method of applying thereof: Absorbent articles such as disposable diapers, incontinent briefs, diaper holders, training pants and the like, having elastomeric ear panels and a fastening system that provides the user with different options as to how the absorbent article may be fitted to and removed from the wearer. The absorbent articles allow the... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20100217219 - Refastenable absorbent article and a method of applying thereof: Absorbent articles such as disposable diapers, incontinent briefs, diaper holders, training pants and the like, having elastomeric ear panels and a fastening system that provides the user with different options as to how the absorbent article may be fitted to and removed from the wearer. The absorbent articles allow the... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20100217220 - Refastenable absorbent article and a method of applying thereof: Absorbent articles such as disposable diapers, incontinent briefs, diaper holders, training pants and the like, having elastomeric ear panels and a fastening system that provides the user with different options as to how the absorbent article may be fitted to and removed from the wearer. The absorbent articles allow the... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20100217218 - Belted absorbent garment: Absorbent garment such as a diaper and an incontinence guard, said garment comprises a first body panel (16), a second body panel (17) and a crotch portion (13) there between. The garment is provided with opposed laterally extending belt members (17) attached to the waist portion of the first body... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100217224 - Closure tape tab for absorbent article, prelaminated closure tape, and method of manufacturing a closure tape: The present invention relates to a closure tape tab for an absorbent article, particularly for a disposable diaper, for fastening the article on the body of a person. The closure tape tab comprises a proximal end portion and a distal end portion being connected by an inner tab portion, wherein... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100217221 - Refastenable absorbent article and a method of applying thereof: Absorbent articles such as disposable diapers, incontinent briefs, diaper holders, training pants and the like, having elastomeric ear panels and a fastening system that provides the user with different options as to how the absorbent article may be fitted to and removed from the wearer. The absorbent articles allow the... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20100217222 - Refastenable absorbent article and a method of applying thereof: Absorbent articles such as disposable diapers, incontinent briefs, diaper holders, training pants and the like, having elastomeric ear panels and a fastening system that provides the user with different options as to how the absorbent article may be fitted to and removed from the wearer. The absorbent articles allow the... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20100217223 - Refastenable absorbent article and a method of applying thereof: Absorbent articles such as disposable diapers, incontinent briefs, diaper holders, training pants and the like, having elastomeric ear panels and a fastening system that provides the user with different options as to how the absorbent article may be fitted to and removed from the wearer. The absorbent articles allow the... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20100217225 - Fastening tab: The invention relates to improved fastening tabs for disposable products such as diapers, to disposable products comprising said fastening tabs, and to methods of manufacturing said disposable products. According to one embodiment, the fastening tab comprises a backing having a manufacturer s end and an opposite user s end. The... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100217226 - Vial adapter assembly in drug mixing system: Apparatus for use in a drug mixing system including a vial adapter assembly including a main body element having a vial receiving portion and a needle puncturable port, the main body element including an axial hollow tubular portion which is in fluid flow engagement with a bore of a vial... Agent: David Klein Dekel Patent Ltd.

20100217229 - Bubble free-self primed iv set: A bubble free, self-priming IV set for use in the administration of liquids that includes a drip chamber comprising a chamber inlet and a chamber outlet, a bubble isolation device disposed within the drip chamber that prevents air bubbles from exiting the chamber outlet, a tube having an inlet end... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20100217228 - Convection-enhanced delivery catheter with removable stiffening member and method for using same: A catheter for delivering an agent to targeted tissue of a mammalian body including a first elongate tubular member having a proximal opening and a distal end wall. A second elongate tubular member having a portion extends through first elongate tubular member and has a distal end extending beyond the... Agent: Arnold & Porter LLP Attn:IPDocketing Dept.

20100217227 - Method and apparatus for delivering oxygen and/or other gases and/or pharmacological agents to tissue and medical wire for use within the body: c

20100217231 - Device for administering an at least two-component substance: The device for administering an at least two-component substance comprises a concentric lumen arrangement including (i) an inner cannula having a lumen with an inlet opening at a first end and a tip with an outlet opening at a second end opposite its first end, and (ii) an outer sheath... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100217230 - Systems, devices and methods for fluid/drug delivery: Fluid delivery systems, methods and devices for delivering a therapeutic fluid to the body of the patient are disclosed. A fluid delivery device for delivering fluid to the body of the patient includes a housing having an upper wall and a lower wall, wherein the upper wall includes an upper... Agent: Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo

20100217232 - Bypass valve: An intravenous fluid administration apparatus may include a proximal conduit having a spiked first end for attaching to a reservoir of fluid and a second end, a distal conduit, an intermediate conduit network providing fluid communication from the proximal conduit's second end to the distal conduit and including first and... Agent: Foley Hoag, LLP Patent Group, World Trade Center West

20100217233 - Method and device to anesthetize an area: Method and devices are provided to allow the application of anesthetic on an internal area of a body prior to medical procedures such as obtaining tissue for a biopsy.... Agent: Collen Ip

20100217234 - Catheter with skived tubular member: An elongate shaft of a medical catheter including a thermoset polymeric tubular member including a skived distal portion. The skived distal portion includes a distally extending trough having a convex surface and a concave surface. A thermoplastic tubular sleeve may be positioned over at least a portion of the skived... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20100217235 - Catheter and method of manufacture: The instant invention relates generally to introducer catheters used to help deliver catheters or other medical devices to locations within the human body. In particular, the instant invention relates to large diameter introducer catheters (introducer catheters with lumens greater than about 6 French) having increased strength, flexibility, and kink resistance.... Agent: St. Jude Medical, Atrial Fibrillation Division Legal Department

20100217236 - Neurological apparatus: A guide element for insertion into the brain to guide implantable instruments, wherein the guide element comprises an elongate part, the elongate ‘part having a composition of at least 80% tungsten carbide. The guide element may have a coating, such as a biocompatible plastics material which is more resilient than... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100217237 - Intravascular foreign matter suction assembly: An intravascular foreign matter suction assembly is insertable into a blood vessel having a relatively small diameter and exhibits a high suction force. The intravascular foreign matter suction assembly includes a combination of a guiding catheter for being inserted to an ostium of a coronary artery of the aorta and... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100217238 - Computerized system for blood chemistry monitoring: An apparatus and computerized method of intravenously monitoring a patient's blood chemistry transmits real time measurements to an electronically controlled closed loop system that auto-regulates blood osmolality and glucose level with medications infused through a catheter designed for such purpose. The closed loop system utilizes a glucose algorithm and an... Agent: Summa, Additon & Ashe, P.A.

20100217241 - Fluid cartridges and partially implantable medical devices for use with same: Partially implantable medical devices and methods associated with partially implantable medical devices.... Agent: Henricks Slavin And Holmes LLP Suite 200

20100217244 - Fluid cartridges including a power source and partially implantable medical devices for use with same: Partially implantable medical devices and methods associated with partially implantable medical devices.... Agent: Henricks Slavin And Holmes LLP Suite 200

20100217242 - Partially implantable medical devices and delivery/manifold tube for use with same: Partially implantable medical devices and methods associated with partially implantable medical devices.... Agent: Henricks Slavin And Holmes LLP Suite 200

20100217239 - Partially implantable medical devices and methods: Partially implantable medical devices and methods associated with partially implantable medical devices.... Agent: Henricks Slavin And Holmes LLP Suite 200

20100217243 - Partially implantable medical devices and treatment methods associated with same: Partially implantable medical devices and methods associated with partially implantable medical devices.... Agent: Henricks Slavin And Holmes LLP Suite 200

20100217240 - Partially implantable medical devices with cartridge movement sensor and associated methods: Partially implantable medical devices and methods associated with partially implantable medical devices.... Agent: Henricks Slavin And Holmes LLP Suite 200

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

20100210989 - Processing blood: Methods (300), devices, and systems of processing blood are described. The method (300) comprises the steps of: obtaining (312) blood from a patient coupled to a single blood processing device to form a closed loop between the patient and the blood processing device; collecting (314) bulk mononuclear blood cells from... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100210990 - Catheter/fistula needle to bloodline connection assurance device: In general, multiple embodiments of a catheter/fistula needle to bloodline connection assurance device, which secures and strengthens a connection between an extension tube end of a catheter or fistula needle and a bloodline are provided. A first embodiment of the assurance device is configured to be compatible with any industrial... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100210991 - Methods and conduits for flowing blood from a heart chamber to a blood vessel: Disclosed is a conduit that provides a bypass around an occlusion or stenosis in a coronary artery. The conduit is a tube adapted to be positioned in the heart wall to provide a passage for blood to flow between a heart chamber and a coronary artery, at a site distal... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100210992 - Multi-branched anti-reflux valve: A shunt system includes a first catheter and a second catheter, each having a proximal end and a distal end, and at least one opening adjacent to its distal end. A proximal end of a drainage catheter is in fluid communication with the proximal end of the first catheter and... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100210994 - Delivery of therapeutically/dermatologically active species into the skin via electroporation: A regime or regimen for treating a skin disease, disorder or condition afflicting a patient in need thereof includes forming at least one micropore to a predetermined depth through a surface of the afflicted skin of such patient; positioning at least a first electrode on the surface of the afflicted... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100210996 - Method for laser correction of refractive errors of an eye with a thin cornea: The present invention relates to a method of altering the refractive properties of the eye, the method including applying a substance to a cornea of an eye, the substance configured to facilitate cross linking of the cornea, irradiating the cornea so as to activate cross linkers in the cornea, and... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20100210993 - Skin treatment apparatus for personal use and method for using same: An apparatus for personal skin treatment includes an RF generator and an applicator with at least a pair of electrodes mounted on the distal end of the applicator. The electrodes are configured for applying an RF voltage to a subject skin. The RF voltage generator supplies the electrodes with the... Agent: Smith Frohwein Tempel Greenlee Blaha, LLC

20100210995 - Systems and methods for treating superficial venous malformations like spider veins: Systems and methods treat superficial venous malformations, such as spider veins. The systems and methods distribute a reactive agent, e.g., a light-reactive agent such as talaporfin sodium or verteporfin, at or near an inner wall of a vein. The systems and methods activate the reactive agent by applying energy, e.g.... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20100210997 - Medical device for placement of continuous regional anesthesia catheters: A medical device for placement of regional anesthesia catheters. The device comprises a hollow shaft needle, a plunger attached to the posterior end of the needle, a housing dimensioned so that plunger can slide inside the housing with friction, a regional anesthesia catheter preloaded inside the needle, a protective cover... Agent: Morteza Gharib

20100210998 - Insufflating optical surgical instruments: An insufflating surgical instrument adapted for movement across an abdominal wall to insufflate an abdominal region of a patient is disclosed comprising a shaft having an insufflation channel extending along an axis between a proximal end and a distal end, the insufflation channel being adapted for connection to a source... Agent: Applied Medical Resources Corporation

20100210999 - Methods and devices for removing omental tissue: The invention relates to a method of treating obesity, insulin resistance and co-morbidities of these conditions by removing tissue from the abdomen. More specifically, it relates to a method of removing abdominal fat and omentum to which the fat is attached, in order to improve health. The invention includes a... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20100211000 - Method and system for sealing percutaneous punctures: A device for sealing a puncture in a patient includes a sealing component including an elongate control member configured to pass through a puncture in skin of a patient. The sealing component also includes an expandable member disposed near a distal end of the control member, and a tip releasably... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100211001 - Biopolymer powder gelating/jetting apparatus: A system is provided for efficiently gelating and injecting a constant amount of biopolymer powder for effectively using biopolymer in sealing, stanching, and prevention of adhesion of a post-surgical site. Powder transfer line 320 for transferring biopolymer powder atomized with the pressure of noninflammable gas in powder agitating container 220,... Agent: Hahn & Voight PLLC

20100211002 - Electromagnetic infusion pump with integral flow monitor: An apparatus for pumping fluid through a flexible tubing is provided. The apparatus uses an electromagnet to activate upstream and downstream pinchers to control fluid flow. An armature is configured to compress the tubing, and in combination with the pinchers creates a fluid flow in the flexible tubing. Downstream occlusions... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100211003 - High precision infusion pumps: A system architecture for closed loop control of infusion devices is described. The architecture provides means to control the flow from an infusion device as well as in some embodiments the pressure of the delivery. A variety of infusion systems are described that use the closed loop control architecture. In... Agent: Law Office Of Mark Wisnosky

20100211004 - Medicine cup combined with gauge for checking risk of objects causing a baby to choke: A babycare device combines in one piece a medicine cup (10) and a choking hazard checking unit (16). The cup and the checking unit are formed in one piece, with the checking unit forming a stem for the cup, and the cup forming a base for the checking unit, with... Agent: Renner Kenner Greive Bobak Taylor & Weber

20100211005 - Apparatus and methods for self-administration of vaccines and other medicaments: A medicament delivery device includes a housing, a medicament container disposed within the housing, an activation mechanism, a cover and an electronic circuit system. The activation mechanism includes an energy storage member configured to produce a force to deliver the dose of a medicament and/or vaccine. The cover is configured... Agent: Cooley LLP Attn: Patent Group

20100211006 - Medical guide wire torquing device and method of applying torque using the device: A medical guide wire torquing device that includes an elongated body defining a longitudinal axis (A) and provided with an element for receiving the guide wire. The receiving element includes a through-going bore extending inside the elongated body and a clamping body for securing torque on the guide wire in... Agent: Winston & Strawn LLP Patent Department

20100211007 - Balloon catheter inflation apparatus and methods: An inflation device includes a syringe body containing a bore. The bore holds a fluid that is used to inflate a separate device such as a dilation balloon. A plunger assembly slides within the syringe bore and contains a sealing member that forms a fluid tight seal with the syringe... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP

20100211008 - Medical vascular lock with blocking function: A vascular lock comprising a guide tube (1) and valve means (4) on the proximal end, these permitting the insertion of a catheter or instrument through the access lumen of the guide tube and into a vessel, is provided, in the region of the distal end of the guide tube,... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20100211009 - Perfusion catheter having array of funnel shaped membranes: An agent delivery catheter configured to deliver an agent to an inner surface of a patient's body lumen wall by forming an array of cells defining agent containment chambers at multiple locations along the catheter's shaft, while minimizing ischemic conditions during the procedure.... Agent: Fulwider Patton, LLP (abbott)

20100211010 - Topical anesthetic and antiseptic dispensing device: Embodiments of the present invention provide a topical anesthetic and antiseptic dispensing device article of manufacture. In an embodiment of the invention, the article of manufacture includes a penetrating instrument including an elongated body with first and second distal end such that at least one of the distal ends includes... Agent: Carey, Rodriguez, Greenberg & Paul LLP Attn: Steven M. Greenberg, Esq.

20100211011 - Infusion system: Disclosed is an infusion system for administering a liquid medicament, particularly insulin. Said infusion system comprises a cannula support unit which is properly attached to a patient's body, an infusion cannula to be inserted into the patient's body, and a pump unit that can be connected to the cannula support... Agent: Roche Diagnostics Operations Inc.

20100211012 - Port fixation with filament actuating member: The present disclosure relates to surgical access apparatus for positioning within a percutaneous tissue tract to facilitate access to an underlying surgical worksite. In one embodiment, the disclosed surgical access includes a housing with proximal and distal ends that is configured to removably receive at least one surgical instrument, a... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20100211013 - Safety iv needle/cannula introducer: An improved safety IV placement device includes a reciprocal tubular needle sheath disposed on the exterior of the syringe body and a latch mechanism engaging the syringe body and the sheath to latch the sheath in a needle-covering position after placement of the IV cannula and removal of the needle... Agent: Koppel, Patrick, Heybl & Dawson

20100211014 - Needle mounting system and a method for mounting a needle assembly: A needle mounting system and methods for mounting a needle assembly on a needle mount are disclosed. The needle mounting system includes a needle hub having protrusions extending radially inward. A needle mount has a plurality of slots to receive the protrusions. The slots have a first portion that defines... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department

20100211015 - Soluble glycosaminoglycanases and methods of preparing and using soluble glycosaminoglycanases: The invention relates to the discovery of novel soluble neutral active Hyaluronidase Glycoproteins (sHASEGPs), methods of manufacture, and their use to facilitate administration of other molecules or to alleviate glycosaminoglycan associated pathologies. Minimally active polypeptide domains of the soluble, neutral active sHASEGP domains are described that include asparagine-linked sugar moieties... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100211016 - Application device: An application device for applying a dispensable material is disclosed having a closed state and an open state, the application device comprising an elastic part made of an elastic material and having a through channel being configured for engaging a cavity of a receptacle, further comprising a holder supporting a... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100211017 - Safety device for a syringe: The invention relates to a safety device comprising a supporting sleeve (16) for holding the syringe body (10), a protective sleeve (18), and at least one holding tongue (19, 20) which is rigidly connected to the protection sleeve and can be held by the supporting sleeve (16), in the holding... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP

20100211018 - Instrument for suppressing drug craving and kit for suppressing drug craving: The kit for suppressing drug craving K is used by connecting an instrument for suppressing drug craving 1 to a syringe 2 and the instrument for suppressing drug craving 1 has a cylindrical housing 11, a pouch 12 provided in the housing and containing pseudo-blood B and a connecting member... Agent: Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis, P.C.

20100211019 - Closure device for lines for administering medical or pharmaceutical fluids from containers or the like: A device for closing lines for administering medical or pharmaceutical fluids from containers and the like, comprising: a first tubular body and a second tubular body, which are mutually associated and able to move axially by sliding and/or rotating with respect to each other; a valve element for adjusting the... Agent: Modiano & Associati

20100211020 - Luer-type needle-free valve fitting with bypass: Embodiments of luer-type needle-free valve devices are disclosed. One of the novel aspects of the invention is its ability to transform from an open state to a closed state. The open position eliminates the potential for a differential pressure to exist between the volume connected to the inlet and outlet... Agent: Bingham Mccutchen LLP

20100211021 - Self service cleaning device for woman: The present invention relates to a self service cleaning device for woman comprising a handle and a flexible conduit. The handle has a connector at its one end and is removably connected with a water supply pipe by the connector. The flexible conduit has one end connected with the handle... Agent: Kevin J. Mcneely, Esq.

20100211022 - Manual valve actuator for medical fluid delivery set: A manual valve actuator for a medical fluid delivery set is disclosed. The manual valve actuator comprises a holder adapted to removably receive a valve mechanism of the medical fluid delivery set, a valve driver, and a handle for rotating the valve driver and thereby the valve rotor when the... Agent: Tyco Healthcare - Edward S. Jarmolowicz

20100211023 - Portable drip structure: A portable drip structure comprises an inflating structure and a main bag. The inflating structure includes a motor and an air container and the motor and the air container are communicative with each other via a pipe provided there between, so that the air container can be inflated by the... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20100211024 - Irradiation conversion of thermoplastic to thermoset polymers: Disclosed is a radiation-crosslinkable thermoplastic polymer composition, a process for the preparation thereof, an angioplasty balloon and a medical catheter made using such a composition. The composition contains a reactive monomer cross-linker facilitates cross-linking of the reaction product upon contact of the cross-linker-containing composition with energy from a radiation source.... Agent: Alan M Zamore

20100211025 - Apparatus and methods for making coated liners and tubular devices including such liners: A medical device includes a proximal end, a distal end sized for introduction into a body lumen, and a lumen extending between the proximal and distal ends. The tubular device includes an inner liner including a coating on an inner surface thereof, a reinforcing layer surrounding at least a portion... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP

20100211026 - Access port identification systems and methods: An access port for subcutaneous implantation is disclosed. Such an access port may comprise a body for capturing a septum for repeatedly inserting a needle therethrough into a cavity defined within the body. Further, the access port may include at least one feature structured and configured for identification of the... Agent: Rutan & Tucker, LLP.

20100211027 - Ophthalmic drop dispensing tip assembly: A dispensing tip apparatus for an eye drop dispenser to administer topical ophthalmic solutions is described. The apparatus integrates an ophthalmic solution-dispensing tip with an optical gauging assembly. The tip provides continuous visual feedback about it orientation and relationship to the eye. The dispensing tip when attached to any standard... Agent: Jerrold Pine

20100211028 - Cardiotomy and venous blood reservoir and method: A cardiotomy and venous blood reservoir including a housing assembly, a downtube, and a bowl. The housing assembly forms a chamber. The downtube extends from an inlet port to a downstream end within the chamber. A diameter of the tube lumen increases to the downstream end. The bowl forms a... Agent: Medtronic Cardiovascular

20100211029 - Aspiration system for removing liquid other than urine discharged by the human body: An aspiration system for removing liquid other than urine, which liquid is discharged from the human body, comprises a disposable body interface device having a liquid collection chamber. A liquid sensor detects the presence of liquid within the chamber, and controls application of aspiration suction to remove liquid from the... Agent: Convatec Inc.

20100211032 - Aspiration system for removing urine discharged by the human body, and liquid sensor therefor: An aspiration system for removing urine from the human body comprises a disposable body interface device having a liquid collection chamber. A detachable or permanently attached non-contact liquid sensor disposed outside the liquid collection chamber detects the presence of urine within the chamber. The non-contact sensor is selected from: a... Agent: Convatec Inc.

20100211030 - Wound treatment apparatus with a control system connected to a flow meter and a pressure sensor:

20100211031 - Wound treatment apparatus with exudate volume reduction by heat: Apparatus (130) for use in wound therapy of mammals is described, the apparatus (130) comprising: a dressing covering the wound, the dressing being substantially sealed to prevent ingress of ambient atmospheric air to the wound; aspiration means (132) operably connected to a space between the dressing and the wound by... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100211033 - Tap for a drainage bag: A urine drainage bag, such as a urostomy bag, includes a drainage tap. The tap includes a tap member mounted to a housing so as to be pivotably movable between a closed, stowed position and an open, deployed position. In the closed position, the tap member is accommodated substantially within... Agent: Convatec Inc.

20100211034 - Odor absorbing extrudates: This invention concerns extrudates having high surface area materials and at least one metal ion adsorbed onto the high surface area material. The extrudates may be breathable films, multilayer laminates and pultruded articles. The extrudates may be made into storage and packaging material to reduce odor and retard the ripening... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.

20100211035 - Antimicrobial bandage material comprising superabsorbent and non-superabsorbent layers: This invention relates to methods and compositions for materials having a non-leaching coating that has antimicrobial properties. The coating is applied to substrates such as gauze-type wound dressings. Covalent, non-leaching, non-hydrolyzable bonds are formed between the substrate and the polymer molecules that form the coating. A high concentration of anti-microbial... Agent: Elman Technology Law, P.C.

20100211036 - Pants-type diaper: The present invention provides a disposable pants-type diaper including on a crotch region thereof a separator adapted to prevent feces from coming in contact with the wearer's skin. A basic structure has the crotch region, which is provided with a folded sheet piece attached thereto so as to form the... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20100211037 - Absorbent article comprising an absorbent element comprising a liquid absorbent thermoplastic composition: The present invention relates to absorbent articles, typically for feminine protection, including a topsheet, a backsheet and an absorbent element positioned between the tospheet and the backsheet, said absorbent element includes a fluid storage layer which a liquid absorbent thermoplastic composition. The absorbent thermoplastic composition is a polymeric base material... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20100211038 - Disposable diaper provided with tape fastener: e

20100211039 - Belted absorbent article: An absorbent article includes a belt and an absorbent structure. The absorbent structure is fastened to the belt via an article fastening means having a form such that the article fastening means does not fold or bend upwards under the forces present when the diaper is assembled.... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100211040 - Apparatus and method for dispensing fluid through a port connector: A dispensing apparatus and method for dispensing fluid from a container is disclosed. The dispensing apparatus includes a container for storing fluid and a dispensing cap. The dispensing cap includes a bottom portion configured to be attachable to the container and a port connector including a bottom cylindrical end for... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP

20100211041 - Apparatus for separating and storing blood components: It is intended to provide an apparatus for separating and storing blood components which facilitates the preparation of serum. An apparatus (1) for separating and storing blood components which comprises a blood pooling part (2) for pooling a fluid at least containing liquid components containing a blood-origin coagulation factors and... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20100211042 - Drug delivery device: Embodiments of the invention generally provide a device and method for minimizing injection pain and preventing needle clogging during injection of a drug formulation into skin. Generally, the invention provides a device comprising a needle having a point to penetrate skin on one end, a hub having a diameter larger... Agent: Intellectual Property Department Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

20100211043 - Methods for fixing a gastrointestinal device in the gi tract: A method for fixing a gastrointestinal (GI) device in a GI tract, the method including introducing a substance into a tissue of the GI tract that reduces or eliminates the tissue's physiological capability to reject foreign bodies, and fixing a GI device into the tissue where the substance has been... Agent: David Klein Dekel Patent Ltd.

20100211044 - Battery operated surgical hand piece with disposable end: The present invention is an ophthalmic injection system with a limited reuse assembly and a tip segment. The tip segment is connectable to and removable from the limited reuse assembly. The tip segment includes a dispensing chamber, a plunger, and a housing. The dispensing chamber holds a quantity of a... Agent: Alcon

20100211045 - Apparatus and method to convey a fluid: An apparatus includes a fluid path, a coupling, and a nozzle. The fluid path is to carry a fluid including one or more microparticles. The coupling is located in the fluid path. The nozzle is located in the fluid path to move the fluid through a stagnant region located near... Agent: Viksnins Harris & Padys Pllp

20100211047 - Apparatus and methods for making coated liners and tubular devices including such liners: A medical device includes a proximal end, a distal end sized for introduction into a body lumen, and a lumen extending between the proximal and distal ends. The tubular device includes an inner liner including a coating on an inner surface thereof, a reinforcing layer surrounding at least a portion... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP

20100211046 - Medical device with stiffener wire for occluding vascular defects: Embodiments of the present invention provide devices and methods for treating various target sites. For example, one exemplary device includes a tubular structure having proximal and distal ends and at least one layer of braided material configured to facilitate thrombosis. The tubular structure includes an end section at the proximal... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20100211048 - Medical guide wire: Disclosed is a medical guide wire that can realize improved insertability and imaging properties. The medical guide wire comprises a medical guide wire main body part comprising a body part and a frontal end part having a smaller wire diameter than the body part, and a coil part and a... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100211049 - Coupling arrangement for a telescopic device: The invention concerns a telescopic device (1) comprising a first tubular element (3) and an extension member (2) displaceably arranged in an axial direction within the first tubular element (3), wherein a coupling member (16) is provided relatively displaceable to the extension member (2), between at least,—a first axial position... Agent: Coloplast A/s Attention: Corporate Patents

20100211050 - Coupling arrangement for a telescopic device: A telescopic device (1) comprising a first tubular element and an extension member displaceably arranged in an axial direction within a first passageway (5) of the first tubular element, wherein the extension member is provided with a first radial protruding part (8) on a first section of the extension member... Agent: Coloplast A/s Attention: Corporate Patents

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

20100204633 - Method for verifying and/or monitoring the correct function of a supply device: The present invention relates to a method for checking and/or monitoring the correct operation of an adding device of a medical apparatus, wherein the medical apparatus includes an extracorporeal circuit with which the adding device is connected such that an agent can be introduced into the extracorporeal circuit by means... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20100204634 - Devices and methods for perfusion therapy: Devices, methods, and assemblies for perfusion therapy including cerebral perfusion therapy such as those for use in the treatment of acute ischemic stroke. The treatment includes delivery of blood to or about the vicinity of a thrombus site.... Agent: Soody Tronson

20100204635 - Catheter system with attachable catheter hub: A hemodialysis catheter assembly adapted for use in a subcutaneous tunneling procedure incorporates a mechanism for securing the catheter hub member to the elongated catheter, and to provide the requisite fluid communication between fluid passages within the hub and the catheter lumens within the catheter. The catheter hub member may... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20100204636 - Ergonomic tampon applicator: A tampon applicator barrel includes a wall forming a tube with a center axis therethrough and with a hollow interior volume. The tube has a first barrel end and a second barrel end opposite the first barrel end to form a length therebetween that corresponds to the length of the... Agent: Charles N.j. Ruggiero Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero & Perle, L.L.P.

20100204637 - Iontophoretic system for transdermal delivery of active agents for therapeutic and medicinal purposes: An embodiment of a system includes a power source and at least two electrode assembles. The power source that an output current that alternates between a maximum current value and a minimum current value; a pair of electrode assemblies. Each electrode assembly is configured to be held in contact with... Agent: Mahamedi Paradice Kreisman LLP

20100204638 - Irreversible electroporation and tissue regeneration: A method and device are herein described to treat a target region of tissue, using at least one energy delivery device coupled to a power source and positioned in a treatment position so as to irreversibly electroporate tissue to ablate a target region, and introduce regenerative materials into a treated... Agent: Anglodynamics, Inc.

20100204639 - Diagnosis and treatment of varicocele and prostate disorders: A method for forestalling or therapy, at least partially, of BPH or prostate cancer comprising identifying a reflux of venous blood to the prostate and impeding the reflux by treating veins effecting or conveying the reflux, and related apparatus and kit.... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.

20100204640 - Medical device, in particular for electroporation treatment: m

20100204641 - Apparatus for applying wound treatment material using tissue-penetrating needles: A surgical apparatus is provided including a disposable loading unit selectively operatively engagable within a distal end of a first half-section; and a wound treatment material applicator assembly for delivering wound treatment material to the target surgical site. The disposable loading unit includes a cartridge; a plurality of deployable needles... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20100204642 - Catheter with multiple ultrasound radiating members: A method of delivery ultrasonic energy and a therapeutic compound to a treatment site and an ultrasonic catheter system are disclosed. The method comprises providing a catheter with a plurality of ultrasound radiating members, wherein the plurality of ultrasound radiating members are allocated into electrical groups comprising more than one... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100204643 - Ultrasound-assisted drug-delivery method and system based on time reversal acoustics: An ultrasound beacon is incorporated into a needle of a drug delivery system utilizing high intensity ultrasound energy during certain cancer treatments. The beacon is configured to generate a electrical feedback signal in response to an initial ultrasound signal sent by an ultrasound transmitter. The electrical feedback signal is then... Agent: Boris Leschinsky

20100204644 - Suppository delivery device: A suppository delivery device that allows for the insertion of a suppository without having contact with the suppository or rectum. The suppository delivery device includes a stabilizing platform, a stabilizer to which the suppository is mounted, and a package, which protects the user's hands and fingers from the suppository and... Agent: Mcnees Wallace & Nurick LLC

20100204645 - Enteral feeding system: A valve mechanism for use with a feeding set includes a reservoir of liquid and a metering device. The valve mechanism includes a valve body including a reservoir port adapted to be fluidly connected to the reservoir, a metering port adapted to be fluidly connected to the metering device, a... Agent: Tyco Healthcare - Edward S. Jarmolowicz

20100204646 - Robotic manipulator for the remote maneuvering of catheters: Robotic manipulator for the remote manoeuvring of steerable catheters (C) in the human cardiovascular system, of the type for subjecting the catheter, by supporting its handle (D) and by stiffening its outer portion by means of a telescopic guide (E), to axial advance and retraction movements, to axial rotation in... Agent: Stites & Harbison PLLC

20100204647 - Electromagnetically actuated intracorporeal drug delivery: In one embodiment, an elongate body with a proximal end and a distal end is disclosed and which is controllable by an operator at the proximal end; in one embodiment, the elongate body is a catheter and the catheter tip is located at the distal end. The body contains numerous... Agent: Michael Gertner

20100204648 - Systems and methods for providing a flushable catheter assembly: A flushable catheter assembly having features to enable selective activation of fluid flow through the catheter assembly is disclosed herein. A septum is placed within the catheter adapter of the catheter assembly and includes a pathway that is closed prior to being biased open via a septum activator also positioned... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20100204649 - High pressure intraosseous bag and method: Fluid communication devices may be provided for use with intraosseous devices. Apparatus and methods may also be provided to communicate fluids with an intraosseous device.... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P. Patent Department

20100204651 - Automatic safety occluder: An automatic safety occluder provides an occluder for an infusion set that is biased in a closed position until an electrical signal is received that causes the occluder to open. Should the occluder fail to be installed correctly, or if power is removed, the occluder will return to its biased... Agent: BatemanIPLaw Group

20100204650 - Infusion pump and method to prevent titration errors in infusion therapies: An infusion pump including an interface unit for receiving first data for a first infusion regimen for a medication, the first regimen including a first unit of measure in which the first regimen is executed and after receipt of the first data, second data for a second infusion regimen for... Agent: Simpson & Simpson, PLLC

20100204652 - Cannula insertion device: A cannula insertion device comprises an elongate frame (4) and a hub (5) mounted to the frame and arranged to be slidably moveable from a first position forwards along a longitudinal axis to a second position relative to the frame and a needle (11) projecting forwards from the hub and... Agent: Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

20100204654 - Catheter introducer: The invention relates to a catheter introducer comprising: a tube-like introducer sheath; an introducer hub having a distal section and a proximal section, wherein the distal section is joined to the proximal end of the introducer sheath and the proximal section defines a chamber; a needle extending through the introducer... Agent: Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP

20100204653 - Insertion device with pivoting action: The invention concerns an insertion device for inserting a medical device into the subcutaneous or intramuscular area of a patient. More specifically, this invention relates to an insertion device comprising pivoting and guiding means for moving a penetrating member from a position, where the penetrating member is not pointing into... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20100204655 - Hemostasis valve system: A hemostasis valve system for controlling a flow of fluid includes a housing having a chamber therein, and a valve disposed in the chamber. The valve comprises a plurality of elastomeric valve members, each having opposing shaped first and second faces, a shaped inner edge portion, and a shaped outer... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/indy/cook Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20100204656 - System for anchoring medical devices: Some embodiments of a medical device anchor system include an anchor device that receives a catheter (or other medical instrument) and secures the catheter in place relative to a skin penetration point. In some embodiments, the anchor device can secure the catheter in an operative position relative to the skin... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100204657 - Manually operable portable device: A portable therapeutic fluid delivery device and a method for delivering a therapeutic fluid into a body of a patient are provided. In one aspect the therapeutic fluid delivery device and the method can be implemented using at least one housing securable to the body of the patient, a reservoir... Agent: Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo

20100204658 - Medical container: A medical container including a gasket. Before liquid is injected and discharged (first state), sufficient air-tightness and liquid-tightness are maintained by strong force of fitting of an elastic ring member, fitted on a large diameter part of a gasket body member, relative to a circular tube body. When liquid is... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100204659 - Medication delivery system: A medication delivery system includes an array of cartridge-receiving ports, a medication receiving fluid conduit, and a plurality of dispensing elements. Each port includes a fluid channel terminating at a fluid outlet and is configured to receive one of a plurality of cartridges that each contain a bolus volume of... Agent: Joseph R. Baker, Apc Gavrilovich, Dodd & Lindsey LLP

20100204660 - Systems and methods for providing a flow control valve for a medical device: The present invention relates generally to a vascular access device having a septum positioned within a lumen of the device, the device further having a pusher for providing a fluid pathway through the septum. In particular, the present invention relates to systems and methods for improving flow of a fluid... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20100204661 - Leaf spring valve and cone membrane valve: A delivery device and a method for administering a fluid from a fluid reservoir, wherein an unintended free flow of the fluid from the reservoir to a recipient is reliably prevented, are disclosed. The delivery device has a tank for the fluid; a fluid delivery device which delivers the fluid... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP Fifth Third Center

20100204662 - Cardiac valve leaflet augmentation: Methods and devices for augmenting an atrioventricular valve leaflet is disclosed. A method according to an exemplary embodiment includes piercing a leaflet of the valve to at least a portion of the leaflet's thickness to form a pierced section; and extending the leaflet using said pierced section. A device according... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.

20100204663 - Wound therapy system with proportional valve mechanism: A system for subatmospheric pressure therapy in connection with healing a wound includes a wound dressing adapted for positioning relative to a wound bed of a subject to apply a subatmospheric pressure to the wound and a subatmospheric pressure mechanism. The subatmospheric pressure mechanism may be portable and adapted to... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20100204664 - Body waste collecting device: A body waste collecting device for attachment to the body comprising a collecting pouch comprising a first wall and a second wall, the pouch being attached to an adhesive wafer, wherein a central portion of the wafer constitutes a part of the first wall of the pouch, the wafer comprises... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20100204665 - Collecting device for body fluids: A body waste collecting device comprising a collecting pouch and an adhesive wafer for attachment to the body, said adhesive wafer comprising a backing layer and a first adhesive layer, said first adhesive layer comprising a liquid impermeable, moisture permeable adhesive composition wherein the adhesive wafer comprising an additional second... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20100204666 - Vaginal barrier and female urethral catheterization assisting device: The vaginal barrier and female urethral catheterization assisting device system may include a semi-rigid member that is configured for positioning within a vagina. The system may include a generally longitudinal base member that is affixed to the semi-rigid member. The generally longitudinal base member may define a recessed portion distal... Agent: Suiter Swantz PC Llo

20100204667 - Wound dressing: A composite wound dressing comprising an absorbent portion coupled to the vapor permeable backing with a first adhesive and a wound contact portion having a first portion coupled to the absorbent portion with a second adhesive, and the wound contact portion having a second portion coupled to the vapor permeable... Agent: Medline Industries Inc

20100204668 - Cloth diaper the size of which is adjustable: A cloth diaper the size of which is adjustable is mainly made up with a surface layer cloth and a liner layer cloth and is provided with a waistline section. The cloth diaper further includes an adjusting unit provided with two buckling parts, and an adjusting surface opposite to the... Agent: Sinorica, LLC

20100204669 - Enteral feeding safety reservoir and system: The present invention provides a one-piece bottle containing enteral feeding material and having a top end with a threaded section and a bottom end comprising a funneled connector port; and a threaded cap dimensioned to mate with the threaded section of the one-piece bottle; wherein the funneled connector port connects... Agent: Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

20100204670 - Cap adapters for medicament vial and associated methods: Cap adapters for a medicament vial configured to facilitate the transfer of liquid medicament from the vial and into a syringe. In one embodiment the cap adapter comprises a wall portion with a first lumen passing through it. A vial-engaging portion secures the cap adapter to the vial. A spike... Agent: Klein, O''neill & Singh, LLP

20100204671 - Cap adapters for medicament vial and associated methods: Cap adapters for a medicament vial configured to facilitate the transfer of liquid medicament from, the vial and into a syringe. In one embodiment the cap adapter comprises a wall portion with a first lumen passing through it. A vial-engaging portion secures the cap adapter to the vial. A spike... Agent: Klein, O''neill & Singh, LLP

20100204675 - Catheter assembly and components thereof: Catheter assemblies are generally discussed herein with particular discussions extended to catheter assemblies having a tip protector, a valve, a valve opener, and optionally a needle wiper. The valve opener is disposed inside a catheter hub and is configured to be pushed by an IV set luer connector to open... Agent: Klein, O''neill & Singh, LLP

20100204674 - Magnetically-controllable delivery system for therapeutic agents: A magnetic delivery system for delivering a magnetizable particle to a location in a body, the device includes a magnetizable object implanted in the body, wherein the magnetizable object includes a plurality of segments distributed throughout the magnetizable object and wherein the segments are configured to provide a magnetic gradient... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath Attn: Intellectual Property Group

20100204673 - Obesity controlling method: A method of controlling obesity by injecting bio-compatible bulking material into the pyloric sphincter area of the stomach. The injection of this material bulks the pyloric sphincter, retarding stomach emptying and producing a feeling of satiation in the patient. The method may be supplemental and augmented by inducing flacid paralysis... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath Attn: Intellectual Property Group

20100204672 - System and method for treating ischemic stroke: A thromboembolic removal system for treating ischemic stroke, including a guide and occlusion catheter, an aspiration catheter, an aspiration pump, and a thromboembolic separator. During aspiration of thromboembolic material through the aspiration catheter, the separator element is advanced from and retracted into the catheter lumen to break up or prevent... Agent: Penumbra Inc. C/o Mofo

20100204676 - Method and apparatus for chemical detection and release: A nano-sniffer is provided for detecting chemicals and/or releasing chemicals based on detection of a chemical. The nano-sniffer may be less than about 150 nanometers in size. The nano-sniffer may be a passive, active, or semi-passive nano-sniffer. The nano-sniffer may be distributed to a subjects such as a human or... Agent: Mcguirewoods, LLP

20100204677 - Patient hydration system and method: A fluid management system for a patient includes a console for mounting on an IV pole. The console includes an input for setting a desired fluid balance for a set therapy duration. A weighing subsystem weighs the patient's urine output collected in a urine collection chamber and weighs a source... Agent: Iandiorio & Teska

20100204678 - Skin penetrating device and method for subcutaneous solid drug delivery: Embodiments described herein provide a skin penetrating device and method for the subcutaneous delivery of therapeutic agents in solid form. One embodiment provides such a device comprising an elongated shaft having proximal and distal ends and a skin penetrating element detachably coupled to the shaft. At least a portion of... Agent: Mahamedi Paradice Kreisman LLP

20100204679 - Medicament mixing and injection apparatus: A mixing and injection apparatus including a needle and a needle base, a syringe attachment element and a mixing chamber engagement assembly including a needle chamber surrounding the needle and a first liquid conduit portion, sealed from the needle chamber and a mixing chamber engagement portion including a second liquid... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP

20100204680 - Orientable device for the support of an adaptor and introductor of catheters in the human cardiovascular system: Swivel device for the adjustable and removable support of an adapter and introducer unit (A) which facilitates the temporary insertion of flexible catheters (E) into the human cardiovascular system. Part of the body of said unit (A) is provided with an annular channel or other suitable means (1) by which... Agent: Stites & Harbison PLLC

20100204681 - Container for an anal irrigation system: The present invention relates to a container for anal irrigation. In particular it relates to a rigid container which is easy to operate and which easily is transformed from a storage configuration to a ready-to-use configuration. In one aspect the invention relates to a container for an anal irrigation system.... Agent: Coloplast A/s Attention: Corporate Patents

20100204682 - Catheter device: A kit for preparing a medical catheter from catheter sections comprises a tubular protective member surrounding a first, proximal one of the catheter sections. The kit further comprises a joint for interconnecting the catheter sections, the joint defining a substantially liquid tight seal at one end of a substantially annular... Agent: Coloplast A/s Attention: Corporate Patents

20100204683 - Therapeutic hybrid implantable devices: A device (10) for receiving implanted biological material includes a mechanoprotective surface (16) defining an adjacent space, an assembly (26, 28) for locally delivering media to said space, and a pump or slow/sustained release reservoir structure (14) operatively coupled to the assembly. The device may comprise an additional plunger body... Agent: Ropes & Gray LLP

  
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20100198129 - Flow reversing device and fluid treatment apparatus: The invention relates to a multi-ports extracorporeal medical device (1) having a selector body (19) which can be linearly displaced within the housing (16) in order to create different flow paths and connection among the ports. The device can for instance be used for reversing the flow in an extracorporeal... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100198130 - Method and apparatus for producing autologous clotting components: A method and apparatus for obtaining various components of a multi-component material. Generally, a component of a whole blood sample may be concentrated from a patient and re-introduced to the same patient. For example, a clotting component, such as thrombin, from a whole blood sample may be extracted and concentrated... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100198131 - Systems and methods of microfluidic membraneless exchange using filtration of extraction outlet streams: A device, system and method for exchanging components between first and second fluids by direct contact in a microfluidic channel. The fluids flow as thin layers in the channel. One of the fluids is passed through a filter upon exiting the channel and is recycled through a secondary processor which... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC

20100198132 - Blood treatment method adapted to at least partially eliminate the carbon dioxide content and related device: A blood treatment method is described that is adapted to at least partially eliminate the carbon dioxide content of the type comprising a step of drawing a blood flow. Advantageously according to the invention, the method further comprises the steps of: acidifying the blood flow with transformation of the related... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt

20100198133 - Microcellular injection molding processes for personal and consumer care products and packaging: A method of injection molding produces a microcellular material. In this method, a polymer is melted and blended with a supercritical fluid to produce a single-phase polymer-gas solution. This solution is injected through a nozzle and into a mold. When injected through the nozzle, gas in the solution (from the... Agent: Michaud-kinney Group LLP

20100198134 - Hair removal apparatus for personal use and the method of using same: Hair or partial hair removal system and hair growth deterrent that includes mechanical process for cutting, plucking or shaving hair follicles, along with pre and/or post skin treatment techniques. The skin treatment techniques can include the application of energy to the skin surface before, after and/or during the application of... Agent: Smith Frohwein Tempel Greenlee Blaha, LLC

20100198135 - Systems and methods for anesthetizing ear tissue: A system and method for use in iontophoretic anesthesia of a tympanic membrane are disclosed. The system generally includes an earplug and an electrode device. The earplug includes at least one sealing member for sealing the earplug in an ear canal. The sealing member includes microholes which vent fluid above... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson - Acclarent, Inc.

20100198136 - Chlorine dioxide treatment for biological tissue: Methods, compositions, devices, and systems for administration to a biological tissue of a composition comprising a chlorine dioxide source are provided.... Agent: Basf Catalysts LLC

20100198137 - Coaxial catheter systems for transference of medium: A method, technique and system is disclosed for the delivery of therapeutic agents and/or into the bulk brain tissues and other parts, tissues and organs of the body, including vasculature. A novel form of coaxial catheter provides a means for implanting an outer tube into the brain, then inserting an... Agent: University Of Virginia Patent Foundation

20100198138 - Transfer sets for therapy optimization: Transfer sets are disclosed in the present patent. The transfer set provides a connection between a source of peritoneal dialysis fluid and a patient for whom peritoneal dialysis has been prescribed. The transfer sets disclosed herein are smaller and provide a more compact and convenient device by which a dialysis... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100198139 - Catheter: A catheter (200) for insertion into a hollow viscus of a subject, comprising: a drainage opening (204) and an instillation opening at a distal end an inlet port (209) at a proximal end for instilling a fluid; an outlet port (205) at the proximal end for draining fluid from the... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20100198140 - Percutaneous tools and bone pellets for vertebral body reconstruction: A percutaneous surgical tool comprises a cannula with an open slot at the distal end and a closed tip. A variety of articulated and solid tamps with different tip geometries are used to push bone aside to open up a void for filling. Bone pellets are rammed down the hollow... Agent: Robert Charles Hill

20100198141 - Injection monitor: Provided for in certain embodiments is extravasation detector, including an acoustic sensor. Further provided is a method of monitoring for extravasation, including sensing acoustic emissions produced by fluid flow of a medical fluid injected into a subject, and detecting a possible extravasation event based on the sensed acoustic emissions.... Agent: Mallinckrodt Inc.

20100198142 - Multi-function analyte test device and methods therefor: Methods, systems and devices for detecting an analyte sample, determining an analyte concentration associated with the detected analyte sample, retrieving stored one or more dose determination information and associated analyte concentration associated with the retrieved one or more dose determination information, and determining a current dose level based at least... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc. Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

20100198143 - System for providing blood glucose measurements to an infusion device: An infusion system includes a characteristic determining device and an infusion device. The characteristic determining device includes a receptacle for receiving and testing an analyte from the user to determine a concentration of the analyte in the user. The characteristic determining device also includes a communication system for transmitting a... Agent: Medtronic Minimed Inc.

20100198144 - Method for using a pump set having secure loading features: A controller for operating a pumping apparatus to supply fluid to a patient through a pump set includes a processor programmed to instruct a first source of electromagnetic radiation to emit electromagnetic radiation in a direction for striking a safety interlock of the pump set. The processor activates a first... Agent: Tyco Healthcare - Edward S. Jarmolowicz

20100198145 - Pump set with safety interlock: A safety interlock for use in a medical device includes a central tubular portion defining a fluid passage for passing fluid through the safety interlock. An outer ring portion is adapted for mounting on the medical device. The outer ring portion is formed of a light transmitting material and includes... Agent: Tyco Healthcare - Edward S. Jarmolowicz

20100198146 - Apparatus and method for delivering biologically-active substances or micro-medical devices to a target: A solid or liquid material that includes a biologically-active substance, or a micro-medical device is acoustically coupled to a propulsion surface of a diaphragm. A blast-receiving surface of the diaphragm is acoustically coupled to an explosion chamber in which an explosive material is disposed. An ignition system ignites the explosive... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

20100198147 - Device for packaging and sublingual administration of active principles: The invention provides a container for preparing and/or administering a very small volume of active principles in liquid form, the container comprising a head (12) suitable for taking up a conservation, first position P1 in which said head (12) is in a distal position relative to the container, and an... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100198148 - Liquid drug delivery devices for use with syringes with widened distal tips: Liquid drug delivery device includes a housing with a syringe port for sealingly receiving a syringe having a syringe tip ending at a widened distal tip, a vial adapter port with a vial adapter for snap fit receiving a vial, and a drug administration port for administering a liquid drug.... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP

20100198149 - Surgical device: A surgical device comprises a guide tube having a proximal end, a distal end, and an inside diameter. A needle has a proximal end and a distal end. The needle comprises a longitudinal portion having a diameter suitable to be slidably received within the inside diameter of the guide tube.... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100198150 - Local delivery of water-soluble or water-insoluble therapeutic agents to the surface of body lumens: A method and device for local delivery of a water-insoluble therapeutic agent to the tissue of a normal or diseased body lumen is disclosed. An expandable structure of a medical disposable device, such as a balloon of a balloon catheter, is coated with a non-durable coating which comprises poly(HEMA) complexed... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20100198152 - Cannula device having pivotable needle guard: A cannula device having a base body made of plastic, on which a cannula is held, and having a guard element that can be moved relative to the base body into a second position, in which the cannula tip is exposed for the use of the cannula device, from a... Agent: Dennison, Schultz & Macdonald

20100198151 - Drug solution injector: A drug solution injector comprises a needle tube having a sharp needlepoint, a bottomed outer cylinder arranged on the base end side of the needle tube and having an inside space communicable with the inside of the needle tube, a gasket slidable within the outer cylinder, a drug solution in... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100198153 - Sheet for guiding location of insulin injection: A sheet for guiding location of insulin injection has a sheet shape. The sheet has a first face and a second face opposite to the first face. A reference mark is formed at a first portion of the sheet to correspond to user's navel. A plurality of injection holes is... Agent: Jae Y. Park

20100198155 - Cassette for differential pressure based medication delivery flow sensor assembly for medication delivery monitoring and method of making the same: A disposable assembly for use with a sensor assembly, the disposable comprising a body, a flow restricting element, and a fluid pressure membrane. The body has a lid portion and a base portion. The body defines a fluid flow passage that forms an inlet and an outlet. The flow restricting... Agent: Brian R. Woodworth

20100198154 - Pressure compensating device: A pressure compensating device includes a compensating disc located within an internal chamber of a housing. The compensating disc has a diaphragm over which fluid passes after entering the internal chamber. The diaphragm deflects in response to a pressure differential between fluid entering the internal chamber and fluid exiting the... Agent: Kinney & Lange, P.A.

20100198156 - Cannula with a deployable external thread: A trocar fixation device includes a cannula and an elongate tube mounted onto and coupled to the exterior surface of the cannula with the distal end of the cannula extending distally beyond the distal end of the elongate tube. The elongate tube includes a plurality of slits cut at an... Agent: Timothy J. Engling Miller, Canfield, Paddock And Stone, P.L.C

20100198157 - Cannula and delivery device: The present invention relates to a base part comprising a cannula device for use in delivery devices delivering medication to a patient under controlled conditions, and an inserter device for insertion of the cannula device in the base part. The base part comprises a receiving portion (7) for a cannula... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20100198158 - Medical apparatus and method of making the same: A hemostatic valve apparatus used in medical procedures that provides rapid activation of a sealing mechanism resulting in lower blood loss during use of the sealing device. The valve apparatus incorporates an actuator and two mechanisms that counter-rotate opposite ends of a sealing tube.... Agent: Gore Enterprise Holdings, Inc.

20100198159 - Expandable introducer sheath to preserve guidewire access: An introducer sheath is described. The introducer sheath may include a tubular body. The tubular body may extend from a distal end toward a proximal end. The tubular body may include a lumen. The lumen may at least partially be defined by a wall. A channel may be disposed within... Agent: Workman Nydegger

20100198160 - Expandable introducer sheaths and methods for manufacture and use: An introducer sheath is disclosed. The introducer sheath may include a tubular portion extending between a proximal end and a distal end. The tubular portion may include an inner portion forming a lumen and an outer portion disposed partially around the inner portion. The inner portion and the outer portion... Agent: Workman Nydegger

20100198162 - Reinforced closure anchor: A reinforced closure anchor includes a first layer having an adhesive side, an opposite non-adhesive side, and an outer edge. An anchor member layer having a reinforcing structure is disposed on the first layer. The anchor member includes an adhesive side and an opposite non-adhesive side. The anchor member adhesive... Agent: Fildes & Outland, P.C.

20100198161 - Window dressing having integral anchor: A window dressing includes a fabric layer having juxtaposed insertion site viewing and anchor member portions. The fabric layer has an adhesive side and an opposite non-adhesive top side. The insertion site viewing portion is defined by an opening in the fabric layer. A transparent film layer having an adhesive... Agent: Fildes & Outland, P.C.

20100198163 - Protection device for a needle: The invention relates to a protection device (10) for a needle of an assembly or of an injection device having a hub portion provided with a needle, the said protection device (10) comprising: an outer casing (20) formed of a first material; and an inner casing (30) formed of a... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20100198164 - Combined container-syringe: A combined container-syringe includes a body that has an outer tube to be filled with a drug solution. A cylindrical tip is attached to a front end portion of the outer tube and to a front end portion of which an injection needle is attached. A cylindrical safety device is... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP

20100198165 - Ampoule with a seal in two compression states: Ampoules for dispensing flowable substances and metering systems incorporating the same are described herein. An ampoule for a flowable substance includes an ampoule body comprising an interior space for receiving the flowable substance and an inner circumferential surface having a guide region and a sealing region. A piston may be... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP Fifth Third Center

20100198166 - Medical system with skin applicator: A medical system 10 may include a fluid basin 100, a medical skin applicator, an aspirator instrument, gauze pads 400, sponges 500 and medicinal container 600. Each may be stored within the fluid basin 100 during transport of the medical system 10.... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20100198167 - Iv flow rate regulator: An IV flow regulator includes a housing, a flow control disk, a screw, and a dial. The flow control disk establishes a rate of flow through the housing. The flow rate regulator further includes alignment features allowing for high volume manufacturing while also being assembled into an accurate and reliable... Agent: Kinney & Lange, P.A.

20100198168 - Hydrophilic coating: The invention relates to a coating formulation for preparing a hydrophilic coating, wherein the hydrophilic coating formulation comprises a supporting monomer and/or polymer comprising at least 2 reactive moieties capable of undergoing polymerization reactions, a polyelectrolyte, a Norrish Type I photoinitiator, and a Norrish Type II photoinitiator.... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100198169 - Method of manufacturing microneedle: A method of manufacturing a microneedle including the steps of forming a plurality of first linear grooves on a substrate in parallel to one another along a first direction using grinding, and forming a plurality of second linear grooves on the substrate in parallel to one another in a second... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100198173 - Devices and methods for treatment of damaged tissue: Methods and devices for treatment of damaged tissue are disclosed, including treatment of wounds by employing non-electrically powered, reduced pressure therapy devices. Maintenance and control of the sub atmospheric pressure exerted may be provided by such devices while minimizing discomfort to the user. The devices may be configured to be... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20100198174 - Devices and methods for treatment of damaged tissue: Methods and devices for treatment of damaged tissue are disclosed, including treatment of wounds by employing non-electrically powered, reduced pressure therapy devices. Maintenance and control of the sub atmospheric pressure exerted may be provided by such devices while minimizing discomfort to the user. The devices may be configured to be... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20100198171 - Steerable wound drain device: The invention relates to a steerable wound drainage device which permits control of the positioning within the body of the device thereby affording the practitioner the ability to re-position the wound drain within the body while avoiding unnecessary trauma to surrounding tissues and organs. In one embodiment, the wound drainage... Agent: Arent Fox LLP And Cardinal Health, Inc.

20100198170 - Suction device, suction system, and suction method: A suction device according to the present invention has: an outer tube connected to a fluid supply unit on a base-end side thereof and including an opening edge section; and a suction tube provided in the outer tube and connected to a negative pressure generating unit on a base-end side... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100198172 - Urine receiver: Here is disclosed a urine receiver. The urine receiver which collects urine of a wearer of the urine receiver under suction force has a container member provided with a bottom, a peripheral wall and flange. The container member has a suction tube which extends through the peripheral wall and has... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20100198175 - Portable drainage system with incorporated suction: A drainage system comprising a portable ergonomic carrier, the carrier further comprising at least one electric motor which moves a moving member that is powered by at least one battery and that is commanded by at least one electronic driver. The drainage system also includes a disposable collector that comprises... Agent: Sanchelima & Associates, P.A. Jesus Sanchelima, Esq.

20100198176 - Adhesive component for ostomy devices: A component for sealing a body opening and for use in combination with a body waste collecting device, said component comprises a soft adhesive composition wherein the soft adhesive composition comprises a liquid impermeable, moisture permeable adhesive composition.... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20100198177 - Absorbent articles containing a multifunctional gel: Improved skin-adhesive compositions for bonding a substrate, such as an absorbent article, to skin are disclosed. More particularly, the skin-adhesive composition has an improved, yet gentle, adhesion to the skin of a user, while maintaining strong, effective bonding to various inanimate, non-skin substrates. In one embodiment, the skin-adhesive composition can... Agent: Christopher M. Goff (27839) Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20100198179 - Absorbent article and method for producing absorbent article: An absorbent article includes: a fluid-permeable surface sheet; a fluid-impermeable back face sheet; and a liquid-absorbent core that is between the surface sheet and the back face sheet and that includes hydrophilic fiber and superabsorbent resin, the liquid-absorbent core having a plurality of through holes formed thereon and high-density regions,... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20100198178 - Absorbent articles having a pulpless absorbent core with improved performance: The embodiments provide an absorbent garment that has an absorbent core that provides for both good leakage and dryness performance. Absorbent garments having a pulpless synthetic core have comparable functionality when compared to more costly absorbent garments having an absorbent core comprising conventional amounts of fluff pulp. The absorbent garments... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP

20100198180 - Absorbent article with multiple elastic areas: An absorbent articles, such as diapers, training pants, adult incontinence articles, feminine protection articles and the like having a specific elasticated topsheet comprising multitude of elasticated areas and one or more openings to receive e.g. feces, the elasticated areas being typically straight, but the elasticated areas operating jointly to provide... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20100198181 - Disposable hygiene products applying an elastic spandex fiber with high power retention: The present invention relates to disposable hygiene products such as a diaper or a sanitary napkin applying an elastic spandex fiber with high power retention. A polyurethane-based spandex fiber is produced by reacting an organic diisocyanate with a polymer diol to prepare a prepolymer, dissolving the prepolymer in an organic... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100198182 - Apparatus, system and method for fluid delivery: A fill adapter system for an infusion pump assembly. The system includes a reusable fill adapter base, the base including a volume control mechanism to adjust an available fill volume of a reservoir of the infusion pump assembly and a pump mechanism configured to pump air into a fluid vial.... Agent: Michelle Saquet Temple

20100198183 - Apparatus, system and method for fluid delivery: A fill adapter system for an infusion pump assembly. The system includes a reusable fill adapter base, the base including a volume control mechanism to adjust an available fill volume of a reservoir of the infusion pump assembly and a pump mechanism configured to pump air into a fluid vial.... Agent: Michelle Saquet Temple

20100198184 - Container for pump system: A container for housing a fluid therapeutic composition includes a rigid housing, a collapsible bag and a seal. The housing has an opening and an interior surface. The interior surface forms a cavity having a volume. The bag is disposed in the housing and is expandable to contact the interior... Agent: Campbell Nelson Whipps, LLC

20100198185 - Multi-chamber bag for use with enteral nutrition: The container according to the invention for use in enteral nutrition is characterized in that the container is a multi-chamber bag with at least two chambers separated from one another, wherein at least one chamber contains an enteral nutritive solution with a first energy content and at least one chamber... Agent: Hammer & Associates, P.C.

20100198188 - Devices and methods for metering insoluble active agent particles: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to devices for delivering a predetermined amount of an active agent to a subject by inclusion of a detector configured to detect the number of insoluble active agent particles in a fluid flowing by the detector. A controller is operably connected to the detector... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc. Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

20100198186 - Dual-lumen catheter for medical device delivery systems: A catheter assembly having a dual lumen proximal tubular portion including a guidewire lumen and an inflation lumen and a single lumen distal tubular portion that receives the guidewire and can additionally receive fluid. The catheter assembly includes flow passages in allow fluid to flow from the interior of the... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.

20100198187 - Vented dispensing device and method: Disclosed is a fluid dispensing device that includes at least one reservoir to hold the therapeutic fluid, at least one other unit requiring communication with ambient air, at least partly, to operate, and at least one housing defining an interior to retain the at least one reservoir and the at... Agent: Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo

20100198189 - Spinal multisegmental cell and drug delivery system: Delivery devices and methods related thereto may be used in humans for spinal delivery of cells, drugs or vectors. The patient population may include patients with spinal traumatic injury, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, multiple sclerosis, spinal ischemia and any other spinal neurodegenerative disorders which will require spinal cell, vector or drug... Agent: Shimokaji & Associates, P.C.

20100198190 - Local delivery of water-soluble or water-insoluble therapeutic agents to the surface of body lumens: A method and device for local delivery of water-soluble or water-insoluble therapeutic agents to the tissue of a normal or diseased body lumen is disclosed. An expandable structure of a medical disposable device, such as a balloon of a balloon catheter, is coated with a non-durable coating which is complexed... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20100198191 - Method and system for treating target tissue within the eustachian tube: Methods and systems for accessing a Eustachian tube of a patient are disclosed. The system includes a guide configured for passing into a nasal passage of the patient to position a distal tip of the catheter at or near a Eustachian tube, the guide having a distal tip with a... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson - Acclarent, Inc.

20100198192 - Anchor deployment devices and related methods: Described here are devices, methods, and kits for the deployment of tissue anchors. In some variations, the devices may comprise a shaft defining a lumen for housing at least one anchor therein and a mechanism for deploying the anchor distally from the lumen. In certain variations, the devices may comprise... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20100198193 - Polymer shrink tubes and novel uses therefor: Novel polymer shrink tubes, such as fluoropolymer shrink tubes and novel uses thereof. The polymer shrink tubes include at least one three-dimensional pattern formed along at least a portion of the inner surface of the tube. The polymer shrink tubes can be used for, for example, embossing a pattern into... Agent: Kevin J. Boland, Esquire W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

20100198194 - Telescoping guide catheter with peel-away outer sheath: A guide catheter includes an outer guide having an open lumen and a longitudinal pre-stress line extending between a distal end and a proximal end of the outer guide. The outer guide has a longitudinal stiffness that facilitates transmission of forces and prevention of kinking during steering of the outer... Agent: Hollingsworth & Funk, LLC

20100198195 - Foley catheter having sterile barrier: A urinary catheter (30, 100) for indwelling introduction into a patient's urethra. The catheter includes an elongated flexible body portion (12) formed of a polymer. The elongated flexible body portion (12) includes a flexible introducing member. The flexible introducing member (32) has a longitudinal bore. The bore can slideably position... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100198196 - Therapy delivery device programming tool: Methods and devices for providing programming tool for programming the initial and on-going operation of a therapy delivery device is provided. Embodiments include generating empirical rules for determining initial operating settings, applying the final empirical rules to a patient population, detecting a connection to a therapy delivery device, identifying the... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

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