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Surgery September class, title,number 09/10Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
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20100249689 - Device and method for restoration of the condition of blood: The present invention relates to a device for extracorporeal removal of harmful agents from blood or blood components, comprising full length heparin immobilized on a solid substrate by covalent end point attachment. The present invention also relates to a method for extracorporeal removal of a harmful agent from mammalian blood... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100249691 - Glaucoma shunts with flow management and improved surgical performance: A method of treating glaucoma in an eye by managing fluid flow past an implanted shunt having an elastomeric plate and a non-valved elastomeric drainage tube. The plate is positioned over a sclera of the eye with an outflow end of the elastomeric drainage tube open to an outer face... Agent: Abbott Medical Optics, Inc.
20100249692 - Systems, devices, and methods including infection-fighting and monitoring shunts: Systems, devices, methods, and compositions are described for providing an actively controllable shunt configured to, for example, monitor, treat, or prevent an infection.... Agent: The Invention Science Fund Clarence T. Tegreene
20100249690 - Tools and methods for programming an implantable valve: A two-part tool for reading and adjusting an implantable valve, and methods of use. The tool includes a locator-indicator component that, when placed matingly on the patient's skin over the valve, provides magnetic reading of the valve setting. The tool also includes an adjustor component that couples to the locator-indicator... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson
20100249693 - Cassette capture mechanism: The present invention pertains to a cassette capture mechanism for uniting a cassette with a console to prevent jamming or damage to the console and/or cassette. The cassette capture mechanism comprises a cassette receptacle, an axial translation linkage, a first sensor apparatus, and a second sensor apparatus. The cassette receptacle... Agent: Abbott Medical Optics, Inc.
20100249695 - Integral insufflation valve: A trocar assembly that comprises a trocar valve body defining a cavity, the valve body for communicating insufflation fluid therethrough. The assembly also comprises a selectively rotatable valve handle for controlling a flow of said insufflation fluid through the valve body. The rotatable valve handle is elongated and has a... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp D/b/a Covidien
20100249694 - Trocar for a single port surgery: Provided is a trocar for a single port surgery installed on a skin puncture site of a patient to provide a pathway for insertion of a plurality of surgical instruments. The trocar includes an upper part; a plurality of inserting holes configured to be positioned on the upper part, the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100249696 - Straight cutting tip for a full large bore subcutaneous implantation instrument: A straight cutting tip for a full large bore subcutaneous implantation instrument is provided. An incising shaft body defines an axial bore extending continuously throughout the incising shaft body's length. The axial bore is open on both distal and proximal ends of the incising shaft body and has a non-circular... Agent: Cascadia Intellectual Property
20100249697 - Disposable injector with dual-piston dual-chamber system: s
20100249698 - Controlled exotherm of cyanoacrylate formulations: The present invention is directed to curable cyanoacrylate-based formulation containing a multi-functional amine initiator. A dual function amine, particularly Quadrol, provides a highly desirable balance of maximum cure temperature and setting time of cure with the same higher viscosity, non-running cyanoacrylate formulation. The present invention is also directed to systems... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson
20100249699 - Device to deliver magnesium in peg formulation: A container supplies a medicinal formulation that includes a hydrophilic polymer and an active agent capable of bonding to the polymer. The container includes a first compartment for storing the polymer and a second compartment fluidly isolated from the first compartment for storing the active agent. A frangible barrier is... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department
20100249701 - Device to be used in healing processes: A device to be used in healing processes includes a flexible double-walled inflatable tube segment which encloses a hollow space.... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.
20100249700 - Surgical instruments for in vivo assembly: A method of assembling a surgical instrument inside a patient and a device likewise configured to be assembled in vivo through a body wall of the patient is provided. In at least one embodiment, the method includes delivering an end effector to a body cavity of the patient, inserting a... Agent: K&l Gates LLP
20100249702 - Porous catheter balloon and method of making same: A porous balloon or other catheter structure is formed by creating specific size pores for delivering an agent to a body lumen. The pores can be created by passing matter or energy through the surface of the catheter structure, as by a laser or a projectile. In the case of... Agent: Fulwider Patton, LLP (abbott)
20100249703 - Sterilizable vacuum handpiece: A sterilizable vacuum handpiece that may include a base unit reversibly coupled to a handle unit, having a central vacuum passage connecting proximal and distal ends. A hand-removable base unit valve may divide a base unit vacuum passage and a hand-removable handle unit valve may separate a handle unit vacuum... Agent: Gallagher & Dawsey Co., L.p.a.
20100249704 - Patency check with pressure monitoring: A patency check protocol (150) for evaluating a patency check injection (156) is disclosed. The protocol (150) incorporates a pressure standard (152) (e.g., a pressure threshold; a target pressure curve). A pressure associated with the patency check injection is monitored (160) and compared against this pressure standard (164). If a... Agent: Mallinckrodt Inc.
20100249705 - One shot injector with dual springs: The present invention relates to a medical delivery device comprising a generally elongated housing, a container containing medicament to be delivered, a drive means capable of acting on said container for expelling said medicament, wherein said drive means comprises at least two force spring means arranged between a fixed part... Agent: Potomac Patent Group PLLC
20100249706 - Novel drive system for use with an insulin delivery device: The invention relates to a mechanical drive system for a medical infusion device. The disclosed drive system employs a flexible tape with recesses or holes that are configured to mate with tabs or protrusions on a gear to advance the rotation of the gear at a rate determined by the... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson
20100249707 - Catheter insertion device: Embodiments of a catheter insertion device are discussed comprising: an approximately hollow cylindrical catheter sleeve, at whose distal end a catheter is attached; a needle sleeve with a hollow needle, which is attached thereto and which, when ready for use, extends through the catheter sleeve and the catheter, and; a... Agent: Klein, O''neill & Singh, LLP
20100249708 - Articulating surgical portal apparatus with spring: A surgical portal apparatus is provided which includes a housing and a portal member. The portal member is connected to the housing which extends therefrom. The portal member has a longitudinal axis which includes a longitudinal passageway for permitting a surgical object to pass therethrough. A seal mount is mounted... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp D/b/a Covidien
20100249710 - Powered variable seal diameter trocar employing a longitudinal displacement mechanism: An apparatus for sealing a passageway through an access assembly includes a variable seal member having an orifice for reception of an instrument therethrough. Each of a pair of compression members has a pressure face for contacting the variable seal member, each pressure face opposing the variable seal member from... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp D/b/a Covidien
20100249709 - Surgical access assembly including shield member: A surgical access assembly includes a housing, an access member, a seal member, and a shield member. The access member extends distally from the housing, and includes a proximal end, a distal end, and a longitudinal opening for the reception of a surgical instrument. The seal member is positioned within... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp D/b/a Covidien
20100249711 - Surgical access apparatus with seal and closure valve assembly: A surgical access apparatus includes an access housing, an access member extending from the access housing, a seal mount disposed within the access housing and having an object seal for forming a seal about the surgical object and a monolithic closure valve mounted to the housing distal of the seal... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp D/b/a Covidien
20100249712 - Deformable medical implant: The present invention comprises an implantable subcutaneous port for anchoring a transcutaneous treatment component. The implantable subcutaneous port comprises a body portion and one or more frangible lines formed within the body portion. The body portion is adapted for receiving the transcutaneous treatment component beneath the point of entry into... Agent: Kevin Farrell Pierce Atwood
20100249714 - Systems and methods for providing a conventional integrated catheter with universal grip: A universal gripping surface is provided on an intravenous catheter assembly. The universal gripping surface provides a plurality of surfaces whereby a user may grip the catheter assembly in a desired gripping configuration for improved balance and control of the catheter assembly during insertion of the catheter. Additionally, the universal... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company
20100249713 - Systems and methods for providing a safety integrated catheter with universal grip: A universal gripping surface is provided on an intravenous catheter assembly. The universal gripping surface provides a plurality of surfaces whereby a user may grip the catheter assembly in a desired gripping configuration for improved balance and control of the catheter assembly during insertion of the catheter. Additionally, the universal... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company
20100249715 - Device for assisting with intravenous administration: A medical tube retaining device has a flexible portion having one or more clips formed thereon for organizing, securing and retaining one or more medical tubes to the flexible portion. An adjustable band is attached to the flexible portion for securing the device to a limb of a patient.... Agent: Hodgson Russ LLP The Guaranty Building
20100249717 - Manual pump for intravenous fluids: A manual intravenous pump includes an input line, a fluid reservoir operatively connected to the input line, and an output line operatively connected to the fluid reservoir. The manual intravenous pump further includes a manually operable actuator, configured to facilitate the flow of fluid from the input line, through the... Agent: Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP Attn:IPDepartment Docket Clerk
20100249716 - Single-use ampoule: A single-use, blow-molded container for medical or pharmaceutical media is presented. The container comprises a flexible storage portion connected to one end a dispensing portion and a cap connected to the other end of the dispensing portion, wherein the cap is separated from the dispensing portion to create an outlet... Agent: The H.t. Than Law Group
20100249718 - Self-administration device for liquid medicine: A liquid medicine self-administration device including a flexible reservoir, an operating member, a pushing member to move with respect to the operating member and to induce pressure deformation of the reservoir, and engaging means engages the operating member. With the operating member engaged by the engaging means, the pushing member... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100249720 - Integrated device for the storage and delivery of a bone graft or other implantable material to a surgical site: A device for the storage and delivery of a bone graft or other implantable material to a desired surgical site includes a storage portion that extends from a first end to a second end. The first end of the storage portion is adapted to have a bone graft or other... Agent: Macmillan Sobanski & Todd, LLC
20100249719 - Methods for manually injecting/aspirating fluids through small diameter catheters and needles and manual injection/aspiration systems including small diameter catheters and needles: A system for increasing rates at which fluids may be manually forced through injection/aspiration elements, such as catheters and needles, includes the injection/aspiration elements, as well as a syringe including a pair of crossed handles, one associated with the barrel of the syringe, the other associated with the plunger of... Agent: Traskbritt, P.C.
20100249722 - Administration feeding set: An administration feeding set for use with a flow control apparatus to deliver fluid from at least one fluid source to a patient. The set includes tubing for flow of fluid along a fluid pathway and a mounting member on the tubing adapted to engage the flow control apparatus. The... Agent: Tyco Healthcare - Edward S. Jarmolowicz
20100249721 - Device for delivering a medicament: A device for delivery of medicament, which device comprises an elongated housing; a container (4) mounted within said housing and adapted to contain liquid medicament; a stopper slidably arranged within said container; and actuating means comprising a resilient member (60), a driving means (50) having one end connected to the... Agent: Potomac Patent Group PLLC
20100249723 - Medical connectors and methods of use: Some embodiments disclosed herein relate to a medical connector having a backflow resistance module configured to prevent fluid from being drawn into the connector when a backflow inducing event occurs. In some embodiments, the backflow resistance module can include a variable-volume chamber configured to change in volume in response to... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100249724 - Medical valve with distal seal actuator: A medical valve transitions between an open mode that permits fluid flow, and a closed mode that prevents fluid flow. To that end, the valve has a housing with an inlet and an outlet, a post member moveably mounted within the housing and a distal seal member. The post member... Agent: Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP
20100249725 - Medical valve with multiple variable volume regions: A medical valve transitions between an open mode that permits fluid flow, and a closed mode that prevents fluid flow. The valve has a housing, a valve member with a distal seal having a normally closed aperture, a first variable volume region and a second variable volume region longitudinally spaced... Agent: Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP
20100249727 - Convenience iv kits and methods of use: A convenience kit which provides a basic configuration for use in measuring, filling and dispensing medication and flush solutions to IV sets and patient catheters through needleless connectors while improving safety and efficacy by requiring fewer post-sterilization makes and breaks compared to conventional filling and dispensing methods. Further, the kit... Agent: Gale H. Thorne
20100249726 - Trocarless intravenous cannula with a multifilament tip: A trocarless intravenous cannula with a multifilament tip is described. The trocarless intravenous cannula has a tapered, distal multifilament tip that is comprised of a plurality of individual filaments. In one aspect, the distal part of the cannula is fenestrated. The tip and the distal part of the cannula may... Agent: HartIPLaw And Strategies, LLC
20100249728 - Medical container and medical container set: A medical container (1) includes a bag-like container body (10) made up of two flexible sheets (12a, 12b). At least one of a pair of long-side sealed areas (11La, 11Lb) formed by the two sheets being bonded together is provided with a sealed protruding portion (20a, 21a, 20b, 21b) protruding... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.
20100249729 - Methods and systems for accessing the pericardial space: Methods and systems for transvenously accessing the pericardial space via the vascular system and atrial wall, particularly through the superior vena cava and right atrial wall, to deliver treatment in the pericardial space are disclosed. A steerable instrument is advanced transvenously into the right atrium of the heart, and a... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20100249730 - Enema device: An enema device for use with a source of enema fluid having an elongated nozzle includes a hollow elongated rigid body having an interior extending between first and second ends and a feed portion formed at the first end defining a feed portion opening. A hollow nozzle receiving portion extends... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC
20100249731 - Method for measuring skin erythema: A method for measuring skin erythema and determining the efficacy of skin care treatment products utilizing digital images.... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson
20100249732 - Process and device for application of active substances to a wound surface: For application of active substances to a wound surface a porous padding (12) is provided upon the wound (10), which is sealingly covered over with a foil (14). A fluid active substance is introduced into the padding (12) via a supply line (22) and is then suctioned out of the... Agent: Kinetic Concepts, Inc. C/o Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20100249733 - Apparatus with actives from tissue: An apparatus for cleansing wounds in which irrigant fluid containing one or more physiologically active components from a means for supplying physiologically active agents from cells or tissue to the wound, e.g. an irrigant reservoir connected to a container that contains a cell or tissue component, in turn connected to... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100249734 - Ostomy pouch containing and supporting device and system: The present invention provides a device for containing, positioning, holding, and/or supporting an ostomy pouching system. In particular, the present invention provides a bag comprising one or more shoulder support straps for containing, positioning, holding, and supporting an ostomy pouch over a surgical stoma.... Agent: Casimir Jones, S.c.
20100249736 - Fabric, protective garments made therefrom, and methods of making: Disclosed herein are protective garments comprising an inner surface or portion of an inner surface with both absorbent and stain resistant properties while maintaining the soft feel, breathability and aesthetic properties associated with traditional “non protective” intimate apparel. The fabrics and methods of constructing the garments are also disclosed herein.... Agent: Bowditch & Dewey, LLP
20100249735 - Sanitary enhanced absorption wick device: A separate entity, or wick, that works in conjunction with the user's sanitary pad of choice to help absorb, direct, channel, and contain blood or fluid directly from the vaginal vestibule area onto the sanitary pad. The small wick device fits comfortably and snugly in the vestibule area, and is... Agent: Cecelia Ali
20100249738 - Absorbent article comprising at least one ventilation component: An absorbent article comprises a liquid impermeable backsheet and an absorbent core. The backsheet is not overlaid by the core in at least one margin section. The article also comprises at least one ventilation component constituted by a ventilation material. Each ventilation component is positioned overlaying the backsheet and exclusively... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20100249737 - Absorber, sanitary articles using the absorber, and production method thereof: An upper water-absorbing paper layer portion to form an upper surface, a lower water-absorbing paper layer portion to form a lower surface, and a water-absorbing mixture layer portion provided between the upper water-absorbing paper layer portion and the lower water-absorbing paper layer portion are overlapped in layers and integrated to... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen
20100249739 - Absorbent core: An absorbent core for use in an absorbent product, such as a sanitary napkin, a diaper, an incontinence protection or the like. The core after compression has a material density (based on the total content of the core) of at least 200 kg/m3, preferably at least 230 kg/m3, measured at... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20100249740 - Shaped sheet and absorbent article using the same: A shaped sheet, comprising: a plurality of protrusions (3) on one surface side of the shaped sheet formed of fibers; and connecting portions (5) for being barriers and connecting the protrusions (3) to one another, wherein the connecting portion (5) has a fiber density higher than a fiber density of... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100249741 - Non-woven material for use as a body facing sheet in an absorbent article: A nonwoven material including at least two layers integrated into each other, for use as a body facing sheet in an absorbent article. The first layer includes spunlaid filaments and the second layer includes staple fibres. The staple fibres have a thickness ≦1.5 dtex, and the filaments have a thickness... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)
20100249742 - Compartmentalized individual package for absorbent articles: An individually packaged absorbent article including an absorbent article and a package. The package can also have a dispensing compartment substantially enclosing the absorbent article prior to use that can have an opening provided to access the absorbent article. The package can also have a disposal compartment separate from the... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip
20100249743 - Disposable pants-type body fluid absorbent wearing article: In a disposable pants-type wearing article, a body fluid absorbent panel provided in a crotch region extends in a longitudinal direction A and is fixed to a sheet member defining inner surfaces of front and rear waist regions. The body fluid absorbent panel is formed along its opposite side edges... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP
20100249744 - Fastening tape and disposable diaper having the same: A fastening tape comprising a tab part formed at one end of a tape substrate, a fixing part formed at the other end of the tape substrate so as to be attached to a disposable diaper main body, a fastening part formed between the tab part and the fixing part,... Agent: Tomoko Nakajima Cermak Nakajima LLP
20100249745 - Bag connector: The present invention concerns an attachable membrane device for providing a piercable liquid barrier membrane to the surface of a pierceable fluid container, such as an infusion bag. The attachable membrane device have a fastening part comprising a fastening surface adapted to be attached to the surface of the pierceable... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100249746 - Drug delivery system for accelerated subcutaneous absorption: A method for accelerating subcutaneous absorption of a fluid or drug into the systemic circulation of a specific targeted tissue. A first drug operative to produce local capillary vasodilatation and/or increase the rate of bulk flow of solution through the interstitial space is mixed with a fluid. The fluid may... Agent: Kit M. Stetina Stetina Brunda Garred & Brucker
20100249748 - Needle shield for injections: A needle shield for hiding a needle from a patient during an injection is disclosed. The needle shield comprises an attaching portion for attaching the needle shield to a syringe and an opaque collapsible element extending from the attaching portion, the collapsible element having an orifice extending therethrough and being... Agent: Blank Rome LLP
20100249747 - Transdermal venous access locking solution: Compositions and methods of employing compositions in flushing and coating medical devices are disclosed. The compositions include combinations of a chelating agent, anticoagulant, or antithrombotic agent, with a C4-C9 carboxylate antimicrobial agent, such as octanoic acid. Methods of using these compositions for coating a medical device and for inhibiting catheter... Agent: Richard G. Gervase Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky And Popeo PC
20100249749 - Drug delivery catheter with soluble balloon coating containing releasable microspheres and delivery method: A drug delivery catheter and method for delivering microcapsules or microspheres containing a drug, pharmacological or other bioactive agent includes a balloon catheter having a coating on the balloon of a soluble biocompatible polymer containing a plurality of microcapsules or microspheres containing a drug or other agent. The balloon is... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department
20100249750 - Safety neural injection system and related methods: A safety neural injection system includes at least a partially hollow cannula having an inside diameter, an outside diameter, a first length, a side port located coaxially along the hollow cannula for fluid communication between the inside and the outside of the hollow cannula, and an open distal end. The... Agent: Winstead PC
20100249751 - Device for administering a dose of an analgesic liquid to an infant: (c) a removable article for sealing the opening in the nipple-shaped portion and the dose of analgesic liquid, thereby to prevent entry of bacteria into the analgesic liquid and prevent discharge of the analgesic liquid when the dispensing device is not in use.... Agent: Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC
20100249752 - Pressure-controlled balloon catheter: An anal probe for use in connection with anal irrigation is provided. The probe comprises a tip part and shaft part, which may be separate from each other or one integral part. The probe is provided with retention means, which together with the tip part and the shaft part define... Agent: Coloplast A/s Attention: Corporate Patents
20100249753 - Vented syringe system and method for the containment, mixing and ejection of wetted particulate material: A vented syringe system and method for particulate containment, mixing and delivery, the system having a vented syringe containing particulate material structured to enable entrapped gases to escape during the injection of liquid into the particulate material, such that gas is removed from the vented syringe prior to ejection of... Agent: Rogers Towers, P.A.
20100249754 - Guide catheter with removable support: Catheters such as guide catheters can be configured for delivery of devices to vasculature portions such as intracranial spaces while retaining a desired level of flexibility. A catheter having an elongate shaft can include removable support means that can provide column support to the elongate shaft. The elongate shaft can... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC
20100249755 - Surgical hair evacuation device (shed) and method of use: A device and method for the removal and disposal of transected hair from the body of a patient in an operating room or other sterile location. The hand-held device is single-use, latex-free, sterile-packaged, non-conductive, fully disposable and comprises a hollow handle with a projecting wand ending in an enlarged distal... Agent: Mirick, O'connell, Demallie & Lougee, LLP
20100249757 - Method of electrogenically controlling pump molecules: Activation of electrogenic pump molecules can be realized by a dynamic entrainment procedure which includes two steps: synchronization of individual pump molecules to work at the same pumping pace, and gradual modulation of the synchronization frequency. Na/K pump molecules were used as an example in a physiological operating mode by... Agent: Smith Hopen, Pa
20100249756 - System and method for monitoring cardiopulmonary fluid transfer rates using an implantable medical device: Techniques are provided for use by a pacemaker or other implantable medical device for detecting and tracking trends in cardiopulmonary fluid transfer rates—such as heart-to-lung fluid perfusion rates and lung-to-lymphatic system fluid excretion rates—and for detecting heart failure, dyspnea or other cardiopulmonary conditions. In one example, the device periodically measures... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.09/23/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.
20100241044 - Hemo(dia) filtration apparatus: An apparatus for hemo(dia)filtration comprises an extracorporeal blood circuit and a supply line of a replacement fluid to the extracorporeal blood circuit. The supply line has a bifurcation which divides a main branch (24) into a pre-dilution branch (25) and a post-dilution branch (26). A pump tube tract (29) is... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP
20100241045 - Renal therapy blood cleansing system with balance chamber and bolus, rinseback or prime volume feature: A renal therapy blood cleaning system includes: a blood filtering device in communication with an extracorporeal circuit; a first pump configured to pump fluid to the blood filtering device; a second pump configured to pump fluid from the blood filtering device; a balance chamber in fluid communication with first and... Agent: K&l Gates LLP
20100241046 - Apparatus, methods and devices for treatment of ocular disorders: Apparatus and methods for relieving and treating glaucoma and other ocular disorders are disclosed. The apparatus includes a thin flexible membrane and preferably a tubular member. In another aspect of the invention, a surgical device for repairing ocular tissue includes a flexible membrane of a polymeric material comprising polyisobutylene. In... Agent: Gordon & Jacobson, P.C.
20100241047 - System, methods and apparatus for cerebral protection: A device, system and method for perfusing an oxygenated medium in the cerebral vasculature. In the case of bihemispheric brain perfusion, it includes positioning pressure cuffs on upper extremities; providing a catheter having a multi-region configuration with a balloon; inserting the catheter into a subclavian or femoral vein; advancing the... Agent: Inskeep Intellectual Property Group, Inc
20100241048 - Systems, devices, and methods including infection-fighting and monitoring shunts: Systems, devices, methods, and compositions are described for providing an actively controllable shunt configured to, for example, monitor, treat, or prevent an infection.... Agent: The Invention Science Fund Clarence T. Tegreene
20100241049 - Systems, devices, and methods including infection-fighting and monitoring shunts: Systems, devices, methods, and compositions are described for providing an actively controllable shunt configured to, for example, monitor, treat, or prevent an infection.... Agent: The Invention Science Fund Clarence T. Tegreene
20100241050 - Systems, devices, and methods including infection-fighting and monitoring shunts: Systems, devices, methods, and compositions are described for providing an actively controllable shunt configured to, for example, monitor, treat, or prevent an infection.... Agent: The Invention Science Fund Clarence T. Tegreene
20100241051 - Systems, devices, and methods including infection-fighting and monitoring shunts: Systems, devices, methods, and compositions are described for providing an actively controllable shunt configured to, for example, monitor, treat, or prevent an infection.... Agent: The Invention Science Fund Clarence T. Tegreene
20100241052 - Systems, devices, and methods including infection-fighting and monitoring shunts: Systems, devices, methods, and compositions are described for providing an actively controllable shunt configured to, for example, monitor, treat, or prevent an infection.... Agent: The Invention Science Fund Clarence T. Tegreene
20100241053 - Systems, devices, and methods including infection-fighting and monitoring shunts: Systems, devices, methods, and compositions are described for providing an actively controllable shunt configured to, for example, monitor, treat, or prevent an infection.... Agent: The Invention Science Fund Clarence T. Tegreene
20100241054 - Systems, devices, and methods including infection-fighting and monitoring shunts: Systems, devices, methods, and compositions are described for providing an actively controllable shunt configured to, for example, monitor, treat, or prevent an infection.... Agent: The Invention Science Fund Clarence T. Tegreene
20100241055 - Systems, devices, and methods including infection-fighting and monitoring shunts: Systems, devices, methods, and compositions are described for providing an actively controllable shunt configured to, for example, monitor, treat, or prevent an infection.... Agent: The Invention Science Fund Clarence T. Tegreene
20100241057 - apparatus for iontophoresis: The present invention relates to an iontophoresis apparatus, and more particularly, to an iontophoresis apparatus detachable from a mask or patch, wherein after skin condition is previously diagnosed before an iontophoresis is performed, the amount of current is adjusted according to the skin condition to absorb effective components contained in... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC
20100241056 - Face mask: A face mask for cleansing of facial skin. The face mask 100 comprises two or more electrodes 22, 23 to which an electric cleansing signal generated by a cleansing signal generator of the face mask is conveyable, the electrodes provided in the face mask 100 being arranged as electrode pairs... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20100241059 - Method and portable device for treating skin disorders: A device for treating a skin condition is provided. The device comprises a delivery system for administering a composition to the skin disorder. The delivery system includes an electrode for delivering a composition to the skin of a person and a counter electrode. The device also includes a drainage system... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.
20100241058 - Oct guided tissue ablation: A method and system of ablating tissue under optical coherence tomography guidance including inserting an optical coherence tomography catheter into a patient's vasculature; navigating the catheter to a target site; imaging and mapping target tissue at the target site using the catheter; delivering a light-activated therapeutic agent into the target... Agent: Christopher & Weisberg, P.A.
20100241060 - Surgical devices and methods: Surgical devices and methods are described. The devices are for implanting fluidic material in a patient's eye and comprise a nozzle and a housing having a slide and a bellows. The bellows is adapted to undergo compression or decompression. The surgical procedures make use of the surgical devices and include... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.
20100241061 - Gas conditioning trocars: A gas conditioning trocar having a chamber for heating and hydrating an unconditioned insufflation gas prior to injecting a conditioned insufflation gas into a body cavity during a medical procedure and a port through which surgical instruments can pass into a body cavity without inhibiting the flow of insufflation gas... Agent: Jacobson & Johnson
20100241062 - Medical fluid pump systems and related components and methods: A medical fluid delivery cassette configured for use with a medical fluid pumping system. The cassette includes a base, a membrane attached to the base, and an adhesive disposed on a portion of the membrane overlying a fluid pump chamber of the cassette. The portion of the membrane overlying the... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100241064 - automatic anaesthesia delivery system: This invention relates to an improved automatic anaesthesia delivery system comprising: (a) at least one of a bispectral index monitor and an anaesthesia vital sign monitor interfaced with a computer to receive input from patient; (b) at least one pump for controlling delivery of drug based on the feedback from... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.
20100241063 - Liquid flow sensing system: A liquid flow sensing system comprises a pump system configured to deliver a pre-determined volume V of liquid, and a measuring system comprising a chamber connected to the pump system and to an outlet system, the chamber bounded by an elastic membrane configured to be displaced elastically by an amplitude... Agent: Saliwanchik Lloyd & Saliwanchik A Professional Association
20100241065 - Infusion device with base portion and durable portion: A delivery device includes a durable housing portion and a separable disposable portion that selectively engage and disengage from each other. The disposable housing portion secures to the patient and may be disposed of after it has been in use for a prescribed period. Components that normally come into contact... Agent: Medtronic Minimed Inc.
20100241066 - Mechanism for injection device: A pressurised injection device comprises a mechanical loading mechanism comprising a double set of rackets (17,18) and ball bearings/pins running in a curved track (20) which enables a resilient element (7) to be pre-stressed by—twisting the two outer house parts of the device relative to each other back and forth.... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department
20100241067 - Syringe, particularly for medical and veterinary use, of the multi-chamber, single-use and preloaded type: The syringe comprises a piston that is inserted in the tubular element and has a containment head that engages jointly, at least in a peripheral portion thereof, an edge of a flared portion formed in an end part of the tubular element. The piston also presents at least one flow... Agent: Modiano & Associati
20100241070 - Balloon catheter for distal protection compatability: A balloon catheter that may include a catheter shaft having a proximal end and a distal end, the catheter shaft having a core having an outer surface, the core extending to the distal end of the catheter shaft, the catheter shaft having a tubular member disposed about the core, the... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC
20100241069 - Ostial lesion stent delivery system: A method and apparatus for repairing a vessel at a bifurcation, such as an aorto-ostium, without obstructing blood flow through the bifurcation. Delivery system having an anchor mechanism for positioning an expandable ostial stent within a diseased portion of a bifurcation so that the tubular body of the stent is... Agent: Fulwider Patton, LLP (abbott)
20100241068 - Vascular cannula assembly with an improved structure for confining blood flow: A vascular cannula assembly has a cannula, a tube dilator, a supporting helix and an inflatable cuff. The cannula has a distal end, a proximal end, a passage and a drainage segment. The drainage segment has multiple draining apertures communicating with the passage. A valve mounted on the distal end... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP
20100241071 - Polymeric/inorganic composite materials for use in medical devices: In one aspect, the present invention provides composite coatings for implantable or insertable medical devices. These composite coatings comprise (a) an inorganic portion and (b) a polymeric portion that comprises a poly(vinyl pyrrolidone) (PVP) block.... Agent: Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.
20100241072 - Safety needle with lockout mechanism: A safety needle is provided which includes blocking structure to maintain a sharp tip of a needle safely within a housing and prevent re-advancement of a needle from a safety needle housing. The safety needle includes flexible blocking members positioned on an inner needle assembly which are configured to engage... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20100241073 - Heat exchanger connector assembly: A connector assembly for a heat exchanger has a fitting and a mount to which the fitting couples. The fitting has an elongate body having a proximal portion and a distal portion. At the proximal portion there is a crossbar, and at the distal portion there are an inlet and... Agent: Louis Woo Law Office Of Louis Woo
20100241074 - Fluid delivery device with variable force spring: A compact fluid dispenser for use in controllably dispensing fluid medicaments, such as antibiotics, blood clotting agents, analgesics, and like medicinal agents from collapsible containers at a uniform rate. The dispenser includes a novel stored energy source that is provided in the form of a compressible-expandable member that functions to... Agent: James E. Brunton, Esq.
20100241075 - Devices, systems and methods for medicament delivery: An apparatus includes a housing, a medicament container, an actuator, and a biasing member. The actuator is configured to move the medicament container within the housing when the actuator is moved from a first configuration to a second configuration. The actuator includes a gas container and a puncturer. When the... Agent: Cooley LLP Attn: Patent Group
20100241077 - Cannula assemblies and ambulatory infusion systems with pressure sensors made of stacked coplanar layers: Cannula assemblies with pressure sensors made of stacked coplanar layers and ambulatory infusion systems comprising the same are disclosed. The cannula assemblies include a hub and an infusion cannula. The hub includes a pressure sensor and a fluid channel fluidly coupled to the infusion cannula. The pressure sensor is formed... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP Fifth Third Center
20100241076 - Device and method employing shape memory alloy: A system for the metering and delivery of small discrete volumes of liquid is comprised of a small or minimal number of inexpensive components. One such component is a movable member, such as a miniature precision reciprocating displacement pump head, which is driven by an actuator that comprises a shape... Agent: Fulwider Patton LLP (adc)
20100241079 - Access port including centering feature: A surgical access port includes an access member defining a longitudinal axis and having an interior wall defining a longitudinal opening adapted for passage of a surgical object, an object seal disposed in mechanical cooperation with the access member and configured to create a substantially fluid-tight seal around a surgical... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp D/b/a Covidien
20100241080 - Caged floating seal assembly: A seal assembly establishes sealing engagement with a plurality of differently dimensioned instruments passing through a trocar. The seal assembly is a caged seal assembly movably disposed within the trocar and includes at least two seal segments disposable into and out of a sealing orientation relative to the instrument. A... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP
20100241078 - Surgical port seal: A seal device having a substantially conical shape including a slit opening at its tip defined by a pair of planar surfaces, the opening reinforced by gussets on the exterior surface of the seal device and adjacent to the end regions of the slit. The gussets help bias the ends... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp D/b/a Covidien
20100241081 - Acceess port including rotatable seals: A surgical access device includes a housing; an access member extending distally from the housing and being dimensioned for positioning within tissue, and defining a longitudinal axis; and a seal assembly disposed within the housing. The seal assembly includes first and second seal components respectively having first and second seal... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp D/b/a Covidien
20100241082 - Access sealing apparatus and method: A surgical access device includes a seal housing and a roller disposed in the housing and defining a working channel. The roller may be stationary or moveable within the seal housing to form both a zero seal in the absence of an instrument, and an instrument seal in the presence... Agent: Applied Medical Resources Corporation
20100241083 - Hub for tearaway sheath assembly: A tearaway sheath assembly (100) having a splittable sheath tube (102) a splittable hub (110), a splittable valve (150) and a split cap (180). The valve (150) is of the elongated duckbill type and having a slit (158) almost completely across the distal end wall (154) such that two diverging... Agent: Fox Rothschild LLP Blue Bell
20100241084 - Anchor instrumentation and methods: Some embodiments of a medical device anchor system includes an anchor sleeve and a catheter (or other medical instrument) to advance though a working channel of the anchor sleeve. The anchor sleeve may have a subcutaneous cuff device arranged along an outer surface. In such circumstances, the embedded cuff device... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100241085 - Blow-molded syringe for use with injectors: A syringe for use in a pressurized injection of a fluid includes a syringe barrel including a polymeric material having undergone expansion via blow molding. An inner diameter of the syringe barrel can, for example, be sufficiently constant (over at least a portion of the axial length of the syringe)... Agent: Gregory L Bradley Medrad Inc
20100241086 - Flluid deliver system with electrochemical sensing of analyte concentration levels: A system and a method for delivering fluid to and sensing analyte levels in the body of the patient are disclosed. The system includes a dispensing apparatus configured to infuse fluid into the body of the patient and a sensing apparatus configured to be in communication with the dispensing apparatus... Agent: Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo
20100241087 - Cannula-tip shielding mechanism: A needle tip shielding mechanism is described herein. The shielding mechanism comprises an outer housing, an inner housing, and a needle having a needle feature. Generally, the outer housing comprises at least one adapter-interlock feature. Moreover, the inner housing comprises a needle-feature capture mechanism, such as a washer feature, and... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company
20100241088 - Hazardous drug handling system, apparatus and method: A system is provided for use and handling a medical liquid (e.g. hazardous drugs) that includes a transfer adapter having a port rotatably interconnectable to a male luer fitting of a needleless syringe or infusion tubing line port, and a patient connector having a port rotatable interconnectable to a female... Agent: Marsh, Fischmann & Breyfogle LLP
20100241089 - Skin patch laminate body: A skin patch laminate body includes a skin patch body having a base layer and a first adhesive layer formed on one side of the base layer for adhering directly to a skin, and a heat imparting body having an exothermic agent accommodating layer and a second adhesive layer formed... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.
20100241090 - Apparatus for treating obesity by extracting food: The present invention is directed to an apparatus and method for treating obesity. A tube is positioned that passes through a patient's abdominal wall into the upper digestive system of the patient. The patient is allowed to carry out his/her everyday affairs including ingesting food. After the patient has ingested... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP
20100241091 - Sputum collecting device: A sputum collecting device includes a bag attached to a cover and disposed in a container for receiving and collecting a sputum and for forming a peripheral space between the container and the bag, the cover includes an inlet for guiding the sputum from a patient into the bag and... Agent: Charles E. Baxley, Esquire
20100241092 - Ostomy appliance: An ostomy appliance comprises a pouch having first and second walls, with an inlet aperture in the first wall. A stoma seal is carried by the second wall, and is disposed generally in register with the inlet aperture for sealing against a stoma in use. An outer coupling element is... Agent: Convatec Inc.
20100241093 - Ostomy pouching system: An ostomy pouching system having an ostomy wafer with a sealing ring around an opening therein and an ostomy bag having an opening with a sealing ring around the ostomy bag opening, the ostomy bag sealing ring sealingly connectable to the sealing ring of the ostomy wafer. An insert is... Agent: Vermette & Co.
20100241094 - Smart diaper: The invention is directed to an absorbent article which has an outer cover, an inner absorbent material and a sensing system. The sensing system has a measuring device, a monitoring area and a warning device. The monitoring area has a plurality of conductors which are in electrical engagement with the... Agent: Mcnees Wallace & Nurick LLC
20100241096 - Disposable absorbent article having deployable chassis ears: A simple disposable absorbent article including a chassis and an absorbent assembly. The chassis includes laterally opposing side flaps formed by laterally inwardly folded portions of the chassis and deployable chassis ears formed by other laterally inwardly folded portions of the chassis. Each chassis ear is held laterally inwardly folded... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip
20100241095 - Disposable pull-on type diaper: A disposable pull-on type diaper has a separator interposed between an inner surface of an absorbent chassis and the wearer's skin so as to protect the diaper wearer's skin from being soiled with feces. The separator is formed by a piece of sheet extending from a bottom of a crotch... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP
20100241097 - Simple disposable absorbent article: A disposable absorbent article may comprise a front waist region, a back waist region, a crotch region between the waist regions. A web of the article may comprise an interior surface and an exterior surface. The web may be folded at a first fold line and attached to itself forming... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip
20100241098 - Diapering system using re-usable diaper shell with replaceable absorbent insert and method of manufacture of same: A two-piece diaper system having a re-usable shell and a removable and replaceable absorbent pad is provided. The re-usable diapering system consists of a non-absorbent outer liquid impervious shell, as in a standard disposable diaper but without an integral central absorbent layer which is exposed to liquids in the crotch... Agent: Oyen, Wiggs, Green & Mutala LLP 480 - The Station
20100241099 - Absorbent article: A diaper includes an absorbent chassis which, in turn, includes a cover sheet 6 and a liquid-absorbent structure, and a barrier sheet allowing passage of body waste. The barrier sheet 8 is spaced from the liquid-absorbent structure in the thickness direction under an effect of barrier sheet constricting means. The... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP
20100241101 - Method and a blood oxygen tester for detecting the arterial or venous blood: A method and a blood oxygen tester for determining whether a blood sample is arterial or venous blood are disclosed. A blood oxygen tester for determining whether a blood sample is arterial or venous blood comprises a housing and a blood sample receptacle defined by the housing. A blood oxygen... Agent: The Patel Law Firm, P.C.
20100241100 - Real-time multimode neurobiophysiology probe: Apparatus and methods in which very small volumes of material may be extracted, delivered, interrogated or stimulated via optical, electromagnetic or mechanical means, in vivo or in vitro, for site-specific detection, characterization, stimulation, diagnostics or therapy, comprising optical, fluidic, chemical, electromagnetic and biological techniques applied via a microprobe in a... Agent: Nadejda Reingand
20100241103 - Cartridge adapter for use in an infusion system: Infusion systems for pumping fluid into a body of a user, and methods for providing infusion systems, are disclosed. The infusion systems include an infusion pump, wherein the infusion pump comprises an infusion pump housing including a cavity. A fluid storage is removably inserted into the cavity of the infusion... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP Fifth Third Center
20100241102 - Intravitreal injection devices and methods of injecting a substance into the vitreous chamber of the eye: Intravitreal injection devices include an injection assembly adapted to receive an injector, and an alignment guide adapted to facilitate placement of the injector relative to a patient's eye for injecting an injectant therein. The injection assembly, in response to a user input, is adapted to automatically and sequentially first, translate... Agent: Dascenzo Intellectual Property Law, P.C.
20100241104 - Insertion system and methods for nasogastric tubes: A nasogastric tube insertion system comprises a nasogastric tube, a guide element, and an inserter element. The inserter element has a slim, elongate main body, a handle attached to the body, and an anatomically curved insertion section. The guide element comprises a swallowable weight attached to a cord, string, monofilament... Agent: Carmen Patti Law Group , LLC09/16/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.
20100234786 - System and method for detection of disconnection in an extracorporeal blood circuit: The present invention is directed to a dialysis system with a disconnection monitor for determining if a blood line connection to a patient has been disconnected. It includes a blood circuit in fluid communication with a patient and a dialysis circuit, a pressure transducer for generating a signal indicative of... Agent: Patentmetrix
20100234787 - Hemodialysis apparatus: Provided is a hemodialyzer for preventing beforehand any medical accident such as air inclusion or blood loss during a medical treatment by detecting even a minute connection failure, if any. The hemodialyzer includes a hemodialyzer (D), a dialysate supply line (L1), a dialysate discharge line (L2), an artery side blood... Agent: Jordan And Hamburg LLP
20100234788 - System and method for the re-anticoagulation of platelet rich plasma: A method for the re-anticoagulation of platelet rich plasma in a blood apheresis system includes priming the blood apheresis system with anticoagulant, such that a volume of anticoagulant is transferred to a PRP container. The method may then transfer the anticoagulant within the PRP container to a red blood cell... Agent: Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP
20100234791 - Dual drainage pathway shunt device: A shunt is provided for the flow of aqueous humor from the anterior chamber of the eye to Schlemm's canal and to other anatomical spaces of the eye. The shunt comprises at least one lumen and optionally has at least one anchor extending from a proximal portion of the shunt... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100234790 - Ocular implant with therapeutic agents and methods thereof: Implants and methods for treating ocular disorders are provided. One method involves introducing an implant into an anterior chamber of an eye such that at least a distal end of the implant is temporarily in the anterior chamber. The implant is implanted into eye tissue adjacent the anterior chamber. A... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100234789 - Self adjusting venous equalizing graft: A self adjusting venous equalizing graft (SAVE graft) which provides a self regulating stenosis is provided herein. The SAVE graft responds to increases or decreases in blood pressure which allows a higher pressure at the graft's arterial end and a lower pressure at the graft's venous end. This is ideal... Agent: Weide & Miller, Ltd.
20100234793 - Systems, devices and methods including infection-fighting and monitoring shunts: Systems, devices, methods, and compositions are described for providing an actively controllable shunt configured to, for example, monitor, treat, or prevent an infection.... Agent: The Invention Science Fund Clarence T. Tegreene
20100234792 - Systems, devices, and methods including infection-fighting and monitoring shunts: Systems, devices, methods, and compositions are described for providing an actively controllable shunt configured to, for example, monitor, treat, or prevent an infection.... Agent: The Invention Science Fund Clarence T. Tegreene
20100234794 - System and method for reducing surgical site infection: A system and method for performing a surgical procedure that are based on delivering air to a surgical site to prevent contamination of a wound or surgical instrument. A curtain of air above the surgical site prevents pathogens or pathogen laden particulates eminating from sources such as the skin of... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson
20100234795 - System and method for regeneration of a fluid: A method and a system for regenerating a body fluid, such as a peritoneal dialysis fluid. The body fluid is removed into an extracorporeal circuit comprising an electrofilter for removing charged ions from the body fluid, a nanofilter for removing large molecules, such as Dextran 40, and a reverse osmosis... Agent: Capitol City Techlaw, PLLC
20100234797 - Patient hydration system with bolus function: A patient hydration system including an infusion device for administering hydration fluid to a patient, and a hydration fluid measurement device responsive to a source of hydration fluid, a patient urine output measurement device. A controller is responsive to the hydration fluid measurement device and the patient urine output measurement... Agent: Iandiorio & Teska
20100234796 - System and methods for processing analyte sensor data: Systems and methods for processing sensor analyte data, including initiating calibration, updating calibration, evaluating clinical acceptability of reference and sensor analyte data, and evaluating the quality of sensor calibration. During initial calibration, the analyte sensor data is evaluated over a period of time to determine stability of the sensor. The... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP
20100234798 - Needleless injection structure: A needleless injection structure includes a duct, a stuff base and a casing. The duct has a through channel. The duct has a ring channel and a transverse channel formed on a top thereof. The stuff base is disposed on the top of the duct. The stuff base has an... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20100234799 - Delivery of multicomponent compositions: The invention relates to devices and kits for the controlled delivery of viscous, multi component compositions.... Agent: Orthovita, Inc
20100234800 - Vessel treatment devices: A catheter system for treating lesions is provided. The system is suitable for treatment of bifurcation lesions, has a low profile and provides substantially predictable translational and rotational positioning. In one embodiment, the system includes a fixed wire balloon catheter and a partially attached guidewire lumen, wherein the guidewire lumen... Agent: C. R. Bard, Inc. Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.
20100234801 - Resin composition for balloon and balloon made of the same: Disclosed is a resin composition for balloons, which is excellent in gas permeation resistance and hydrolysis resistance (acid resistance), while having an excellent balance among flexibility, mechanical strength and elastic recoverability. Also disclosed is a balloon made of such a resin composition for balloons. Specifically disclosed is a resin composition... Agent: Kratz, Quintos & Hanson, LLP
20100234802 - Non-compliant medical balloon having an integral non-woven fabric layer: A non-compliant medical balloon may be changed from a deflated state to an inflated state by increasing pressure within the balloon. The non-compliant medical balloon is composed of a matted fabric layer composed of at least two matted fabric fibers forming an angle. The angle remains substantially unchanged when the... Agent: Howison & Arnott, L.l.p
20100234804 - Indwelling needle with wings: There is provided a winged indwelling needle for reducing the possibility of damaging a blood vessel or the like by a cannula, including a movable unit 1 having the cannula and a hub, a tube 2 connected to the rear portion of the hub, a holder 3, and a fixing... Agent: Kubovcik & Kubovcik
20100234803 - One-time-use automatic safety injector: Disclosed is a one-time use safety injector capable of easily removing a remaining solution in the administration of an injection solution and easily being detached and discarded after use. The automatic safety injector according to the present invention includes a needle flange 31 having a needle 30 mounted in the... Agent: Hyun Jong Park Park & AssociatesIPLaw LLC
20100234805 - Carrier for an infusion system: Infusion systems for holding an infusion pump on the body of a user are provided. According to one embodiment, the infusion system includes: a carrier frame; a guiding member disposed on the carrier frame; and a linear guide on the infusion pump wherein, when the infusion pump is attached to... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP Fifth Third Center
20100234806 - Port fixation using expandable threads: The present disclosure describes a surgical access apparatus including an access member with a longitudinal opening defining an internal dimension suitable for removable receipt of a surgical instrument. The access member has a thread mounted thereon that is movable between a first condition and a second condition. When the thread... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20100234807 - Hemostasis valve: A tearaway sheath assembly (100) having a splittable sheath tube (102) a splittable hub (110), a splittable valve (150) and a split cap (180). The valve (150) is of the elongated duckbill type and having a slit (158) almost completely across the distal end wall (154) such that two diverging... Agent: Fox Rothschild LLP Blue Bell
20100234808 - Injection port applier with downward force actuation: An injection port applier is configured to engage an injection port that has integral fasteners that are movable from a non-deployed position to a deployed position. The applier comprises a shaft, a port engagement portion, and a handle. The port engagement portion is includes a fastener deployment member that is... Agent: Frost Brown Todd, LLC
20100234809 - Devices and methods for occluding a flexible tube: A device and method to constrict or occlude the lumen of a flexible tube may include an occluder under the influence of an elastic force, such as a spring force, that can compress a portion of the wall of the flexible tube. The occluder can be under the influence of... Agent: Michelle Saquet Temple
20100234810 - Polypropylene resin for syringe, syringe produced from the same as raw material, and prefilled syringe preparation: It is an object of the present invention to provide a polypropylene resin for syringe that can be used as a raw material for syringe that is excellent in sanitary property, heat resistance and transparency and hardly elutes low molecular weight substance and that can prevent formation of foam during... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP
20100234811 - Shieldable needle assembly with biased safety shield: A needle assembly for an injection device comprising a needle cannula which is mounted in a hub connectable to an injection device, and a biasing shield which is telescopically guided relative to the hub between a position in which the needle cannula is covered and a position in which at... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department
20100234812 - Fluid recovery system: With the use of a selectable fluid path assembly, the recovery and cleaning of the liquid path line is possible. Selecting the primary use path permits a syringe assembly to be filled with fluid in a positive pressure supplied fluid system. When the secondary fluid path is selected, the fluid... Agent: Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent, Carrere & Denegre, L.L.P.
20100234813 - Minimally invasive mitral valve repair method and apparatus: The present invention is directed to an apparatus and method for the stabilization and fastening of two pieces of tissue. A single device may be used to both stabilize and fasten the two pieces of tissue, or a separate stabilizing device may be used in conjunction with a fastening device.... Agent: Debra D. Condino Edwards Lifesciences LLC, Law Dept.
20100234816 - Coated wire guide and method of making same: In at least one embodiment, a method for making a wire guide is provided. The method comprises applying a polymer coating to a proximal section of a FP coated core wire having a FP coating disposed thereon such that the polymer coating overlays at least a portion of the FP... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook
20100234814 - Method and subcutaneous apparatus for facilitating the replacement of an implanted catheter: A medical apparatus and method of use for implanting a catheter in a patient's body which catheter can be easily positioned, repositioned, and replaced. The apparatus includes an elongate sleeve intended to be subcutaneously implanted. The sleeve comprises a wall surrounding an interior elongate passageway which extends from a sleeve... Agent: Arthur Freilich Freilich, Hornbaker & Rosen
20100234815 - Stable melt processable chlorhexidine compositions: In a medical device having an antimicrobial agent, the medical device includes a base material and an amount of chlorhexidine or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof disposed in the base material sufficient to reduce microbial growth. The base material is melt processed together with the chlorhexidine to generate the medical... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP
20100234817 - Ocular trocar assembly: The invention provides a trocar assembly for delivering a payload into tissue, such as an eye, comprising a primary housing, a cannula, a payload, an actuator and a trocar.... Agent: Ropes & Gray LLP
20100234818 - Dressing substrate: A wound shield to manage repetitive access stress may include a conformable substrate to circumscribe a wound. Any suitable dressing may be secured to the conformable substrate providing separation between the wound and the dressing. The wound substrate may provide a site for attachment of adhesive dressings to shield the... Agent: Jones Day
20100234819 - Portable rapidly deployable waste containment device: The present invention relates to a portable waste containment device that is rapidly deployable. The waste containment device allows containment of liquid or semi-liquid waste until permanently disposed. The present invention also provides a portable waste containment system wherein the waste containment device is enclosed within a package for storage... Agent: Kemetta M. Mcgarity Howard C. Mcgarity
20100234820 - Aspiration system and body interface device for removing urine discharged by the human body: A body interface device for a urine aspiration system comprises a skin contact pad with gel adhesive for adhering to the skin, and a flexible cover attached to the pad. The pad includes at least one aperture for admitting urine through the pad into the body interface device. The flexible... Agent: Convatec Inc.
20100234821 - Intestinal irrigation device and method of using the device: An intestinal irrigation device that includes a waste collection bag and a rectal catheter. The rectal catheter has a first end for coupling with the waste collection bag and a free end for insertion into the rectum, while the waste collection bag has a first wall circumferentially united with an... Agent: Winston & Strawn LLP Patent Department
20100234823 - Stretchable composite sheet: A stretchable composite sheet having a number of ridges in a neat and orderly arrangement is disclosed. The stretchable composite sheet is easily produced by the process of the invention. The stretchable composite sheet is a laminate of a stretch sheet 10 and a nonstretch sheet 2. The stretch sheet... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100234822 - Convertible absorbent article: An absorbent article having a waistband which is attached to first and second body portions of the article. The first body portion is attached to the waistband by at least a fastening means wherein the article assumes a pant diaper form. The waistband has a reception surface and a perforation.... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20100234824 - Bubble trap systems for infusion pump devices: Bubble traps for removing bubbles from a stream of liquid and flexible containers comprising such bubble traps are disclosed. The bubble trap includes a containment chamber fluidly coupled to an outlet conduit. At least one grate is disposed between the containment chamber and the outlet conduit. The at least one... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP Fifth Third Center
20100234825 - Releasing a material within a medical device via an optical feedthrough: In general, the disclosure is directed toward releasing material within a medical device via an optical feedthrough. A system for releasing material with a medical device comprises a cup that holds a material, wherein the cup includes a discharge port, a seal disc that seals the material within the cup,... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert , P.a
20100234826 - Medicament dispensing devices and methods: A medicament dispensing device including a substantially rigid carpule body which has a dispensing end and an actuation end opposite the dispensing end. The carpule body is substantially tubular and thus defines a carpule bore. The device further includes a plunger operatively disposed within the carpule bore having a plunger... Agent: Swanson & Bratschun, L.L.C.
20100234827 - Method of treating heart failure: The present invention includes methods, systems, uses, and means for the delivery of one or more anti-fibrotic agents into the pericardial space for the treatment and prevention of heart failure (HF).... Agent: Mueting, Raasch & Gebhardt, P.A.
20100234828 - Methods and compositions for facilitating arterial access: Provided are methods and compositions for locally increasing arterial diameter and providing local anesthesia in a subject. The methods include applying to a skin site of the subject a topical composition that includes a vasodilation agent and an anesthetic agent in a manner sufficient for locally increasing arterial diameter and... Agent: Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP
20100234829 - Dispenser head for nasal cleansing: An embodiment of the invention is a nasal cleansing top or dispenser head having a curved shape that tapers from at or near a base portion of the head to a tip portion of the head. The dispenser head further includes an opening or outlet disposed on a spout end... Agent: Suzannah K. Sundby Smith, Gambrell & Russel, LLP
20100234830 - Medical device for glucose monitoring or regulation: A medical device comprising a pressure generating means adapted to deliver a liquid, a sensor adapted to measure a flow resistance, and an implantable member comprising an analyte responsive porous membrane which reversibly changes its porosity subject to changes in analyte concentration occurring in the solution surrounding the implantable member.... Agent: Saliwanchik Lloyd & Saliwanchik A Professional Association09/09/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.
20100228175 - System for harvesting and dispensing blood clot: P
20100228177 - Batch filtration system for preparation of sterile fluid for renal replacement therapy: A method and device for blood treatments that use fluids such as dialysate and replacement fluid for renal replacement therapy. In an embodiment, fluid is passed either by pump or passively by gravity feed, through a microporous sterilization filter from a fluid source to a replacement fluid container. The latter... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC
20100228176 - Single-needle dialysis sytem utilizing a peristaltic pump with pumping and occluding rollers: A peristaltic roller pump includes a rotor carrying a pumping roller on one end and an occluding roller on the other end. Occluding roller has a number of protrusions designed to occlude the tubing section that is located under that roller as it moves over it in order to prevent... Agent: Boris Leschinsky
20100228178 - Hemodialysis catheter apparatus: A catheter apparatus is provided for reducing blood clotting in connection with hemodialysis treatment. The catheter apparatus can comprise a first conduit defining an arterial lumen and a second conduit defining a venous lumen. Large staggered apertures can be provided in side walls of the conduits with at least one... Agent: Stetina Brunda Garred & Brucker
20100228179 - No clog shunt using a compact fluid drag path: The present invention is an improved shunt system for draining CSF. The system includes a removable sheath for reduction of catheter clogging during shunt insertion, a catheter with relatively large holes, an extracranial filter to allow non-invasive filter replacement, and a wireless flow/pressure meter to monitor and control CSF flow.... Agent: Gearhart Law, LLC
20100228180 - Power source electrode treatment device: The present invention provides a powered treatment device comprising at least one power source for supplying electrical energy to the device, and wherein at least one component of the power source is also configured as a power source treatment device electrode to facilitate electrical contact with a body region. In... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100228181 - Use of green light to activate l-amino acid oxidase: The invention also relates to a composition comprising at least one substrate of the enzyme and at least one substrate capable of emitting green light, to a kit comprising a green light device and the composition comprising at least one substrate of the said enzyme and to a cosmetic method... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100228182 - Dissection handpiece and method for reducing the appearance of cellulite: A dermatological skin treatment device is provided. The device comprises a handpiece and a cutting tool, wherein the tool is inserted through the conduit and percutaneously inserted into a tissue disposed within a recessed area of the handpiece. The device and method cut the fibrous structures under the skin that... Agent: Fulwider Patton LLP
20100228183 - Method and apparatus for the deactivation of bacterial and fungal toxins in wounds, and for the disruption of wound biofilms: An ozone/oxygen treatment system comprising an ozone generator for generating a predetermined ozone/oxygen mixture; and a treatment chamber connected to the ozone generator for receiving and applying the ozone/oxygen mixture to a predetermined portion of a patient's body, the treatment chamber having variable size and shape for enclosing said predetermined... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen
20100228184 - Inflatable device for enteric fistula treatment: Disclosed herein is an implantable fistula closure device. The device may include an expandable longitudinally segmented body including a proximal end and a distal end. The segmented body may further include a plurality of porous bodies and a connecting member operably joining together the plurality of porous bodies. The plurality... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP
20100228185 - Carriers for hemostatic tract treatment: Apparatuses and methods for administering a hemostatic agent to the tissue surrounding an opening in a body lumen are disclosed. The apparatus can include a tissue-contacting region and an optional body lumen-penetrating region. At least one hemostatic agent is included as a component of a coating over and/or a mixture... Agent: Workman Nydegger
20100228186 - Operating a portable medical device: Some embodiments of a portable medical device, such as an infusion pump, can receive an external reference signal (e.g., a radio, cellular and/or satellite signal) to provide an automatic time-setting and maintenance operation. In these circumstances, the medical device can maintain accurate time and date information even in the event... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100228187 - Applicator system having an aerosol tank: a mouthpiece element is provided, which sits on the sprayhead body, whereas the outlet orifice and the mouthpiece element are arranged relative to each other, in order to bring the outlet orifice to the mouth of a user and to actuate the valve by the mouthpiece element.... Agent: Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.
20100228188 - Device for connecting a suction hose: The device according to the invention for connecting a suction hose has a connecting piece which is designed in such a way that the suction hose can be pushed over a region of the connecting piece in a sealing manner. The device also comprises a sleeve which can be pushed... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP
20100228189 - Infusion bag with integrated rinsing system: The invention relates to a medical bag which is intended for the infusion of a medicament by means of gravity. The inventive bag comprises: at least two compartments, namely a first compartment (1) containing a medicament in the form of a solution and a second compartment (2) containing a rinsing... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100228190 - Seal structures for wet/dry automatic injectors: An automatic medicament injector has a first compartment for a first medicament component and a second compartment for a second medicament component. The two compartments are separated by a seal structure that converts from a sealing condition to a mixing condition when the device is activated. The seal structure has... Agent: Jones Day
20100228191 - Lockable support assembly and method: Assemblies and methods related to controllably lockable support structures are described. An assembly may comprise an interface defined by two adjacent tubular structures whereby the adjacent structures may be spatially locked and unlocked relative to each other with application of a load. The tubular structures may comprise one or more... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP
20100228192 - device and a system for use in a procedure for improving a sealing function of a sphincter and a method for improving the sealing function of a sphincter: A system (1) and a device (3) is used in a fundoplication procedure in order to avoid over-tightening of the fundus of the stomach when the fundus is being wrapped around the oesophagus (7) adjacent the lower oesophageal sphincter (5). The device (3) comprises a catheter (8) having a primary... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100228194 - Appartus and method for penetration with shaft having a sensor for sensing penetration depth: An apparatus having a shaft that can sense the depth of penetration, for penetrating into an object (the substrate). The substrate being penetrated has impedance that varies according to the depth under a surface of the substrate. The shaft has a tip for penetration and has conductive ends near to... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Attn: Patent Administrator
20100228193 - Medicine injection apparatuses: Medicine injection apparatuses having multiple chambers. The chambers may be in lateral relationship. A torsional part is adapted to turn and be repositioned angularly relative to a main body to allow different chambers to be used to receive an injection assembly. The medicine injector can be constructed to administer multiple... Agent: Wells St. John P.s.
20100228195 - Needle puncture device for medical equipment: The present invention relates to a needle puncture device (1) for medical equipment, in particular for an injection unit, having a drive element (2) for a needle (4) which can be driven by drive means (6) for a puncture movement. The drive means (6) are designed to transfer movement by... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.C.
20100228196 - Flexible medicine reservoir with an internal reservoir port: Devices for the automatic release of liquid medicaments are disclosed. In particular, a flexible container for storing a liquid medicament, a port for such a flexible container, and a device for the automated release of a liquid medicament are disclosed. A flexible container for storing a medicament comprises sealed top... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP Fifth Third Center
20100228197 - Indwelling needle assembly: An indwelling needle assembly has an inner needle having a sharp point at its tip, an inner needle hub fixed to a base section of the inner needle, a hollow outer needle into which the inner needle is inserted, an outer needle hub fixed to a base section of the... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20100228198 - Methods and devices for providing access into a body cavity: Methods and devices are provided for providing surgical access into a body cavity. In one embodiment, a surgical access device is provided that includes a housing coupled to a retractor. The housing can be have one or more movable sealing ports for receiving surgical instruments. Each movable sealing port can... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery/nutter, Mcclennen & Fish LLP
20100228199 - Surgical cassette for intraocular pressure control: An improved surgical cassette for controlling intraocular pressure during ophthalmic surgery.... Agent: Alcon
20100228200 - Dosage delivery device: A dosage delivery device, for example a syringe type device, having a housing (2) defining a reservoir (4); a plunger (6) within the reservoir and movable to decrease the volume of the reservoir so as to discharge material in the reservoir via a discharge opening; and an operating mechanism for... Agent: David A. Guerra International Patent Group, LLC
20100228201 - Reusable intravenos flow regulator: This invention relates to an intravenous flow regulator that can be reused to address the environmental problem caused by disposable type regulators and to bHng down medical expenses, regardless of the degree of significance. The regulator is characterized by a unit generally consisting of a five-sided body and a regulating... Agent: Chianhua Tan
20100228202 - Catheter and a method for producing a catheter: A method for producing a catheter (100) having a plurality of axially spaced apart electrodes (5) towards a distal end (4) of the catheter (100) comprises forming the electrodes (5) from a single sheet (110) of electrically conductive foil material by forming spaced apart slots (111) in the sheet material... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100228203 - Microneedle device and method for producing the same: Microneedle device is provided, which include microneedles that can be easily inserted into skin and dissolve or swell in skin. The microneedle devices comprise a substrate and cone-shaped or pyramid-shaped microneedles for skin insertion set on the substrate. The microneedles for skin insertion contain over 50 weight percent of one... Agent: Cheng Law Group, PLLC
20100228204 - Facial treatment mask comprising an isolation layer: The present invention features a facial mask including a water-insoluble, liquid-retaining layer sized and shaped to lie against and substantially coincident with a face of a human user and having at least one opening formed therethrough. The facial mask also includes an isolation layer substantially overlapping the water-insoluble, liquid-retaining layer.... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson
20100228205 - Devices and methods to apply alternating level of reduced pressure to tissue: Methods and devices for treatment of damaged tissue are disclosed, including treatment of wounds by employing non-electrically powered, reduced pressure therapy devices with a pressure oscillation mechanism. Maintenance and control of the sub atmospheric pressure exerted may be provided by such devices while minimizing discomfort to the user. The devices... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP
20100228207 - Fluid-jet dissection system and method for reducing the appearance of cellulite: A minimally invasive skin treatment system includes a platform having a recessed area on its bottom and one or more injection ports orthogonal to its top, each injection port including a through-hole to the recessed area. The system includes an injection device including a needle slidably disposed in a selective... Agent: Fulwider Patton LLP
20100228206 - Wound cover connecting device: A wound cover connecting device for the sealing connection of a drainage tube and a wound cover covering a wound has a base body for the sealing contact on an outside of the cover. According to the invention, the device comprises at least one penetration element for producing a through-passage... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP
20100228208 - Breast milk collection and storage device: In a preferred embodiment, the present invention includes a breast milk collection and storage device that contours to the natural form of a female human breast and consists of an outer layer, an inner layer and a sterile collection bag. Designed to fit under any standard brassiere, the device provides... Agent: Peter A. Haas, Esquire
20100228209 - Absorbent core: Absorbent core for disposable absorbent articles having better recovery and resiliency.... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip
20100228211 - Comfortable diaper: An absorbent article, preferably a disposable absorbent article such as a diaper, is disclosed that provides an improved immobilization of absorbent polymer material when the article is fully or partially urine loaded. This absorbent core is useful for providing an absorbent article of increased wearing comfort. Specifically disclosed is an... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip
20100228210 - Thin and dry diaper: An absorbent article, preferably a disposable absorbent article such as a diaper, is disclosed having an absorbent core which imparts increased wearing comfort to the article and makes it thin and dry. The absorbent core useful for an absorbent article comprises a substrate layer, a discontinuous layer of absorbent material,... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip
20100228212 - Outer cover for a disposable absorbent article: An outer cover for a disposable absorbent article including waist regions elastically stretchable in the cross machine direction and activated in the cross machine direction, activated leg cuff regions elastically stretchable in one or more directions other than the cross machine direction, and an inelastic crotch region having a nonwoven... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip
20100228213 - Absorbent article comprising hydrophilic and hydrophobic regions: An absorbent article such as a diaper, panty diaper, panty liner, sanitary napkin or incontinence protection, wherein at least one part of this absorbent article has a pattern of at least one hydrophilic and at least one hydrophobic region wherein the at least one hydrophilic region and/or the at least... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20100228214 - Polypropylene mixture: The present invention relates to the use of a polypropylene mixture for the production of a spunbonded non-woven fabric having increased elastic property, wherein the polypropylene mixture substantially comprises a first homopolypropylene and a second homopolypropylene, wherein an MFR of the first homopolypropylene is greater than an MFR of the... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20100228215 - Absorbent articles with sublayer: A diaper or adult incontinence garment including a backsheet and a sublayer. The sublayer may include one or more acquisition layers and one or more regions having a multitude of through or blind holes. The sublayer may isolate feces away from the skin and at the same time provide liquid... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip
20100228216 - Reusable diaper compositions: A reusable and absorptive mat for the absorption, dispersion and retention of a liquid is disclosed. The absorptive mat comprises a plurality of non-woven layers, of carded and randomly laid viscose rayon fibres having a cross-section of substantially rigid multi-limbed configuration. The layers are stitchbonded in an as laid state,... Agent: Lang Michener
20100228217 - Male incontinence product: The present invention concerns a male incontinence guard 10. The guard is divided by a transverse dividing line 25 into a front region 18 with a front transverse edge 20 and a rear region 22 with a rear transverse edge 24. The guard 10 tapers towards the rear transverse edge... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20100228219 - Absorbent article with leak barriers: An absorbent article having a front region, a back region and a crotch region there between, said article has substantially longitudinally extending leak barriers, each of said leak barriers having a free laterally inward elasticized side and a laterally outward side, the elasticized side of the leak barrier being raised... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20100228218 - Absorbent article providing a better fit and more comfort to a wearer: A disposable pull-on garment has a front waist region and a back waist region opposite the front waist region. The disposable pull-on garment also has a chassis and front and back waist members attached to the chassis in the front and back waist regions, respectively. The front waist member has... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip
20100228220 - Liquid drug medical device: The present invention relates to liquid drug medical devices for enabling the administration of liquid drugs, and also a needle shield removal device for safely removing needle shields.... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP
20100228221 - Devices, systems, and methods for obtaining biopsy tissue samples: Devices, systems, and methods for accessing tissue in a minimally invasive manner and taking a biopsy tissue sample therefrom are disclosed. At least some of the embodiments disclosed herein enable a tissue sample to be taken from the external surface of the heart in a non-invasive manner. In addition, various... Agent: Ice Miller LLP
20100228224 - Surgical fluid management system control and deficit monitoring: Surgical fluid management systems and methods of operating surgical fluid management systems which may provide one or more functions associated with suction, irrigation, distention, deficit monitoring, infusion, fluid warming, and the like. Some example embodiments may include infra-red lamps arranged to heat fluid flowing through a disposable cartridge. Some example... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP
20100228223 - Surgical fluid management system heater assembly and cartridge: Surgical fluid management systems and methods of operating surgical fluid management systems which may provide one or more functions associated with suction, irrigation, distention, deficit monitoring, infusion, fluid warming, and the like. Some example embodiments may include infra-red lamps arranged to heat fluid flowing through a disposable cartridge. Some example... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP
20100228222 - Surgical fluid management system with pressure and/or flow control: Surgical fluid management systems and methods of operating surgical fluid management systems which may provide one or more functions associated with suction, irrigation, distention, deficit monitoring, infusion, fluid warming, and the like. Some example embodiments may include infra-red lamps arranged to heat fluid flowing through a disposable cartridge. Some example... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP
20100228227 - Dual access sinus surgery methods and systems: A method for sinus surgery includes piercing first and second access openings into the anatomy of a human subject to access an inaccessible sinus site for cooperatively manipulating respective first and second surgical instruments inserted through the openings. One instrument, for example an endoscope, can permit viewing of the sinus... Agent: Ip Patent Docketing K&l Gates LLP
20100228226 - Inserter having two springs: The invention relates to an inserter for a medical device e.g. an infusion set or the like for intermittent or continuous administration of a therapeutical substance, such as e.g. insulin. The inserter comprises a needle hub comprising an insertion needle and two elastic elements assuring automatic insertion and automatic retraction... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20100228225 - Method and system for delivery of neurotoxins: A method and system for delivering a neurotoxin into the body of a subject is disclosed. The method includes sequentially applying one or more arrays of micro needles on a portion of the skin of the subject that requires treatment. The micro needles are pre-coated with the neurotoxin on an... Agent: Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP
20100228228 - Medical device for dispersing medicaments: For selective treatment of diseased tissue sections or organ parts, the surface of medical devices entering into contact with areas thereof under pressure is coated with lipophilic substantially water-insoluble medicaments binding to various tissue components with good adherence thereto, said medicaments having an effect thereupon a short time after entering... Agent: Millen, White, Zelano & Branigan, P.C.
20100228229 - Guide wire: A guide wire includes a core possessing a distal end part and a proximal end part, a distal covering layer covering the distal end part of the core, and a proximal covering layer covering the proximal end part of the core. The proximal covering layer includes a first layer that... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20100228230 - Shielded tip catheter: A multilumen catheter assembly including an elongated body having a proximal end and a distal end and a first lumen having a sidewall extending between the proximal end and the distal end, a first distal opening disposed at the distal end, and a first guide wire opening disposed proximally of... Agent: Blank Rome LLP
20100228231 - Fluid line connector safety device: The present application describes devices that use various features to prevent the disconnection of connectors used in medical treatments. For example embodiments prevent disconnection of luer connectors that are incompletely mated.... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC
20100228232 - Catheter flushing assembly: An assembly for flushing at least the primary flow lines associated with a catheter, such as an intravascular catheter, comprising first and second flush ports connected in fluid communicating relation with a different one of said primary flow lines. A primary flow restrictor assembly includes two safety flow restrictors, disposed... Agent: Malloy & Malloy, P.A.
20100228233 - Medical device for infusion having coiled tubing of adjustable length: The embodiments of the subject invention in general describe an infusion device with adjustable length tubing. More particularly, the subject invention pertains to one or more embodiment(s) of an I.V. set, or similar device, having a coiled tubing. Specifically disclosed is an I.V. set with coiled tubing wherein the coils... Agent: Saliwanchik Lloyd & Saliwanchik A Professional Association
20100228234 - Device for actively removing a target cell from blood or lymph of a vertebrate subject: Devices, systems, and methods are described herein for controlling the level of one or more target cell types in the blood fluid and/or lymph fluid of a vertebrate subject. Devices and systems are provided that include a body defining at least one lumen configured for fluid flow; at least one... Agent: The Invention Science Fund Clarence T. Tegreene09/02/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.
20100222732 - Anti-clogging ventricular catheter for cerebrospinal fluid drainage: A novel ventricular catheter designed to reduce CSF shunt obstruction is disclosed comprising a tip using a membrane without any opening and capable of filtering the CSF. When the CSF flows through the membrane, neither tissue (choroid plexus, blood cells, tumor cells, suctioned ependymal tissue) nor proteins can break through... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP
20100222733 - Glaucoma treatment method: An ocular implant adapted to reside at least partially in a portion of Schlemm's canal of an eye. In some embodiments the implant has a body extending in a curved volume whose longitudinal axis forms an arc of a circle, and a plurality of open areas and strut areas formed... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP
20100222734 - Double-sided patch: The present invention provides a double-sided patch comprising a first side and a second side, wherein each of the first side and the second side of the double-sided patch is configured as a treatment patch. Furthermore, the present invention provides a double-sided patch, wherein each side of the double-sided patch... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100222735 - Portable apparatus for peritoneal dialysis therapy: A portable peritoneal dialysis apparatus having (1) a hinged door for enclosing a disposable cassette that seals tightly shut using air pressure; (2) accurate pressure sensing of pressures applied to the patient through an enclosure in the disposable cassette; (3) two pumps that can operate separately or in tandem actuated... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100222736 - Endoluminal occlusion-irrigation catheter with aspiration capabilities and methods of use: A catheter system comprising a guidewire, an endovascular catheter, and an aspiration catheter. The guidewire has an expandable occluder mounted on a distal end. The guidewire and the endovascular catheter are insertable into a lumen of the aspiration catheter. The aspiration catheter also includes infusion and aspiration lumen(s) and port(s).... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC
20100222737 - High flow rate infusion unit and heat exchanger: A high flow rate infusion unit includes a heating unit with opposing, electrically-operated heating plates that contact a heat exchanger to heat infusate flowing therethrough. Pressure infusers on the infusion unit are operable to provide infusate at a high flow rate. A flat, elongate heat exchanger has a laminar fluid... Agent: Terrance A. Meador Incaplaw
20100222738 - Devices and systems for selective auto-retroperfusion of the cerebral venous system: Devices and systems for providing retroperfusion and autoretroperfusion therapies to a brain. In certain embodiments, the devices and systems disclosed herein comprise a flow unit configured to adjust the flow rate and pressure of the arterial blood used for perfusion of the venous system. Methods for delivering a bridge retroperfusion... Agent: Ice Miller LLP
20100222739 - Single-use pneumatic safety syringe providing gas-driven needle retraction: A pneumatic retractable syringe has a plunger having an interior retraction lumen. The plunger and syringe barrel have cooperating locking elements so that the plunger is locked after use within the syringe barrel. After injection of medicament is completed, the needle is retracted into the lumen by compressed gas that... Agent: Oyen, Wiggs, Green & Mutala LLP 480 - The Station
20100222740 - Replaceable heating cartridge for use with a warming device for medical treatment: A replaceable heating cartridge for use with a warming device to heat or warm a fluid. The replaceable heating cartridge comprises a heater having first and second sides, a first connecting portion to receive a fluid from an external source, a second connecting portion to supply a heated fluid, a... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP
20100222741 - Fluid delivery device with variable force spring: A compact fluid dispenser for use in controllably dispensing fluid medicaments such as antibiotics, blood clotting agents, analgesics, and like medicinal agents from collapsible containers at a uniform rate. The dispenser includes a novel stored energy source that is provided in the form of a compressible-expandable member that functions to... Agent: James E. Brunton, Esq.
20100222742 - Medical delivery device: The present invention relates to an injection device comprising a housing, a container containing medicament to be injected through a needle (34) attachable to said container, drive means (46) operatively acting on said container for injecting said medicament, the drive means comprising a gas spring (50), locking (57) and activating... Agent: Potomac Patent Group PLLC
20100222743 - Microneedle array applicator device and method of array application: An applicator device (20) including a housing (22), an impactor (62) for impacting a microneedle array and accelerating the microneedle array toward the target site, wherein the impactor is capable of moving along an arcuate path to move the microneedle array toward the target site. Also, an applicator device including... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company
20100222744 - Medical instrument: A medical instrument comprises a guide tube (10) that can be inserted into a bodily passage of a patient. An elastically flexible cannula may be displaced within an inner axial guide channel of the guide tube (10), the distal tip (52) of the cannula being able to emerge from a... Agent: The Nath Law Group
20100222746 - Bi-directional cannula feature capture mechanism: A bi-directional cannula feature capture mechanism is described herein. Generally, the capture mechanism comprises an inner housing, an outer housing, and a cannula. The inner housing comprises a proximal and a distal cannula feature mating component. The outer housing is adapted to slidably receive the inner housing in a proximal... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company
20100222745 - Bi-directionally engageable cannula crimp feature: A cannula, such as an IV catheter introducer needle, that has a bi-directionally engageable crimp feature is described herein. The feature comprises a maximum outer diameter that is greater than an outer diameter of the cannula. Additionally, the feature comprises a proximal side and a distal side. The larger outer... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company
20100222747 - Surgical access apparatus: An access apparatus for use during a surgical procedure to provide access to the interior of the body includes an access member defining a longitudinal axis and having a proximal end for being disposed at an exterior side of the body and a distal end for extending into the interior... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20100222748 - Medical article anchoring system: An anchoring system provides secure attachment between a portion of a medical article and a body of a patient. The anchoring system comprises a securement device and a first fitting attached to the medical article, the first fitting having a first configuration. Embodiments of the anchoring system also comprise a... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100222749 - Needle safety device: The invention relates to a needle safety device for a medical device, the needle safety device comprising: a base portion having a bore extending in an axial direction therethrough for receiving a needle; two opposing jaws extending from the base portion generally in the axial direction and each having a... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100222750 - Replenishable drug delivery implant for bone and cartilage: A spinal implant comprising one or more integrated walls spaced apart to define an interior cavity configured to retain bone graft material, and having at least one aperture providing a pathway between the interior cavity and an exterior environment of the implant; wherein at least one of the one or... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP
20100222751 - Transdermal drug delivery patch: A transdermal drug delivery device is shown and described. The device includes an occlusive or non-occlusive backing, an adhesive, at least one drug delivery region, an adhesive, and a release liner. The device has an open configuration and a closed configuration. When the device is in the closed configuration, the... Agent: HansenIPLaw PLLC
20100222752 - Ophthalmic fluid delivery system: An ophthalmic fluid atomizer including a body having a proximal end and a distal end and a container connected to the body, wherein the container contains an ophthalmic fluid disposed therein. The atomizer further including a discharge plate disposed at the distal end and a wick extending from the container... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20100222753 - Patch with hydrophilic adhesive:
20100222754 - Waste management system: A waste management system includes a waste transport device and a waste collection device. The waste transport device may include a first connector member configured for releasable connection to a second connector member on the waste collection device. The system may also include an insertion device to facilitate insertion of... Agent: Rutan & Tucker, LLP.
20100222755 - Multi-layer nonwoven in situ laminates and method of producing the same: Described herein is a meltspun laminate comprising two or more layers of meltspun fabrics, wherein layers that are adjacent to one another are in situ entangled with one another to define an interfacial region of mixed fibers between the layers. Also described herein is a method of making a meltspun... Agent: Exxonmobil Chemical Company
20100222756 - Disposable absorbent article: A disposable absorbent article comprising: an absorbent body including a top sheet, a back sheet and an absorbent core disposed therebetween; and a flap provided along an edge of opposite sides in a width direction of the absorbent core; wherein the flap has a fixing part joined to the top... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20100222759 - Absorbent article with lotion-containing topsheet: A sanitary napkin comprising a topsheet having a body-facing side and comprising a plurality of discrete tufts of fibrous material. The topsheet has a lotion composition applied to at least a portion of the body-facing side thereof. An absorbent core is in fluid communication with the topsheet, the absorbent core... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip
20100222757 - Hydrophobic surface coated material for use in absorbent articles: An improved barrier member for an absorbent article that includes a nonwoven treated with a hydrophobic surface coating. The hydrophobic surface coating includes a non-aqueous, solventless, multicomponent silicone composition. The hydrophobic surface coating may be substantially free of aminosilicones.... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip
20100222758 - Water-absorbent resin, hydropolymer, process for producing them, and uses of them: The present invention provides a production process by which a water-absorbent resin of excellent quality can be obtained at a low cost by reasonable steps in aqueous solution polymerization. The process for producing a water-absorbent resin comprises the step of polymerizing an aqueous solution of water-absorbent resin-forming monomers including acrylic... Agent: Roylance, Abrams, Berdo & Goodman, L.L.P.
20100222761 - Biaxially elastic nonwoven laminates having inelastic zones: Disclosed is a method of imparting constraint in a biaxially elastic nonwoven laminate, and the constrained laminate itself, the method comprising providing a biaxially elastic nonwoven laminate comprising at least one meltspun elastic fabric and at least one extensible fabric or film; and fusing at least, or preferably, only a... Agent: Exxonmobil Chemical Company
20100222760 - Training pants with age appropriate graphics: A series of disposable absorbent articles designed to fit wearers at different stages of development including a first absorbent article configured to fit a wearer in a first stage of development and a second absorbent article configured to fit a wearer in a second stage of development different than the... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20100222762 - Method and apparatus to indicate prior use of a medical item: The present invention monitors an IV bag injection port and informs the user of prior injections. The present invention employs an object and/or a sealed chamber within a transparent IV fluid bag injection port. In the case of the object, notification of prior use is achieved when the object's or... Agent: Edell, Shapiro & Finnan, LLC
20100222763 - Method and apparatus to indicate prior use of a medical item: The present invention monitors an IV bag injection port and informs the user of prior injections. The present invention employs an object and/or a sealed chamber within a transparent IV fluid bag injection port. In the case of the object, notification of prior use is achieved when the object's or... Agent: Edell, Shapiro & Finnan, LLC
20100222765 - Correction factor testing using frequent blood glucose input: An apparatus comprises receiving a user prompt in a blood glucose (BG) management device to start a determination of an effective correction factor, receiving sampled blood glucose data of a patient obtained during a specified time duration, including a time duration after delivery of an initial insulin correction bolus, determining... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20100222764 - Intracranial catheter and methods of use: A catheter assembly for intracranial treatment of a subject that includes an outer tube that may be connected to an infusion or osmotic pump and delivered through a bendable catheter to the target brain site of the subject. The assembly facilitates regular accurate placement of drug or compound delivery at... Agent: Smith Hopen, Pa
20100222766 - Inventory sparing catheter systems and methods: Some embodiments relate to a catheter system having a changeable or adjustable working length. The catheter system can comprise a proximal end, a distal end, and a first axial lumen configured to receive a guidewire formed through at least a portion of the catheter body. A first opening can be... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100222767 - Markers for needles including temporary and pen injector types: A Marker on the dorsal (top) side of a needle allows a visually challenged user to maintain an orientation of the needle from a point within the user's comfortable visual focusing range to a desired injection site... Agent: Pj Gluck, Esq.
20100222768 - Methods for capacitance volume correction in fluid delivery systems: A method of capacitance volume correction in fluid-containing expandable bodies and associated fluid pathways is disclosed for application in fluid delivery systems used to supply fluids to patients during radiographic imaging procedures including angiography. One embodiment is directed to a method of controlling delivery of fluid to a downstream process,... Agent: Gregory L Bradley Medrad Inc
20100222770 - Fluid delivery device with a diffusion membrane for fast response time: A fluid delivery device can be used to deliver fluid within a living body. The fluid delivery device includes an electrochemical pump, a reservoir, a displaceable member, and a diffuse membrane. The electrochemical pump transports water and includes an electrochemical pump product chamber to retain water transported by the electrochemical... Agent: Ceramatec, Inc.
20100222769 - Mems electrochemical bellows actuator: An implantable fluid delivery system may include a fluid reservoir configured to hold a supply of fluid, to dispense that fluid under the control of an actuator, and to be implanted within the body of a living host. An actuator within the fluid reservoir may cause the fluid to be... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLPPrevious industry: Surgery: splint, brace, or bandage
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