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10/28/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. categorized by USPTO classification

20100274168 - External functional means, blood treatment apparatus for receiving an external functional means in accordance with the invention, and method: An external functional means comprises at least one housing body, at least one chamber integrated into the housing body for receiving medical fluids, at least one passage integrated into the housing body for receiving and/or conducting a medical fluid, and at least one valve means completely or partly integrated into... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100274171 - Extracorporeal blood circuit: An extracorporeal blood circuit, comprising an expansion chamber for air-blood separation, wherein a filter (38) retains the solid particles in the blood. The filter has a trunco-conical filtering wall with a vertical axis surmounted by a top head (43) provided with upper openings (44) conformed and arranged such as to... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100274170 - Radial design oxygenator with heat exchanger: Disclosed is an apparatus for oxygenating and controlling the temperature of blood in an extracorporeal circuit. The apparatus has an inlet and an outlet that is located radially outward from the inlet in order to define a flowpath through the apparatus. The apparatus comprises: a core that is substantially centrally... Agent: Medtronic Cardiovascular

20100274169 - Valve device, valve insert, external functional means, treatment apparatus, and method: The present invention relates to a valve device comprising an elastic valve insert and a reception means for the valve insert. It further relates to a valve insert, an external functional means and a treatment apparatus, as well as a manufacturing method and methods in which the valve device of... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100274172 - Method of removing blood from an extracorporeal blood circuit, treatment apparatus, and tube system: The present invention relates to a method of removing blood from an extracorporeal blood circuit following termination of a blood treatment session, wherein blood is concurrently removed both from an arterial conduit portion and from a venous conduit portion of the extracorporeal blood circuit. It further relates to a method... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100274173 - Regional cardiac tissue treatment: A method for treating an occlusion in a coronary artery of a patient includes percutaneously advancing an occlusion treatment tool (such as an angioplasty balloon or stent delivery device) through the vasculature of the patient and into a coronary artery to a site of the occlusion. Following the treatment of... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20100274174 - Biased clamping assemblies: A medical clamping assembly includes a housing defining a chamber and a deflecting member operable to slide relative to the housing between a first position and a second position. A conduit is also provided within the housing and is adapted for fluid coupling to a medical device. The medical clamping... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20100274175 - Method and apparatus for skin absorption enhancement and transdermal drug delivery: A method and apparatus for enhancing absorption of a substance to be provided on a region of a patient's skin, includes outputting, by an electronic burst pulse generator, bursts of electronic pulses to the patient's skin, wherein the electronic pulses are generated by an electronic pulse generator. The method and... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100274177 - Pulsed electromagnetic field and negative pressure therapy wound treatment method and system: A method for treating a wound of an individual and for enhancing a rate of wound healing by applying, for a first period of time, a negative pressure treatment to the wound without applying a pulsed radio frequency treatment; and applying, for a second period of time subsequent to the... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20100274176 - Wound care system and bactericidal methods and devices: A variety of article and systems including wound care systems, methods for making the wound care systems, bactericidal, and methods for treating wounds using these systems are disclosed. The wound care systems may include a first material comprising one or more fibers or porous media. The one or more fibers... Agent: Gregory A. Nelson Novak Druce & Quigg LLP

20100274178 - Fluid flowing device and method for tissue diagnosis or therapy: A device and method for safely securing a multilumen device to a tissue, organ or solid tumor within the body of a human during a diagnostic or therapeutic procedure is described. The device is capable of securing the tumor by touching or piercing its surface and providing a coolant to... Agent: Mchale & Slavin, P.A.

20100274179 - Injection syringe plunger valve assembly: A syringe system having a syringe with a body and a hollow barrel chamber, and a plunger shaft slidable in the barrel chamber, and a needle body adapted for holding a needle. The syringe system includes a valve housing having a valve guide chamber therein, where the valve guide chamber... Agent: Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent, Carrere & Denegre, L.L.P.

20100274180 - Digital syringe with compensation control: A syringe for performing a medical procedure includes a pressure sensor, a volume sensor, and a compensation circuit. The volume sensor measures a volume of a flowable material that is dispensed from the syringe, the pressure sensor measures a pressure being applied to the flowable material, and the compensation circuit... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department

20100274181 - Smart sensor ports and methods of using same: The present disclosure provides an orientation-nonspecific sensor port for use in analyte meters designed to detect and quantify analyte levels in a fluid sample along with methods of using the same. The present disclosure also provides compositions and methods for facilitating the correct insertion of a sensor into a corresponding... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc. Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

20100274182 - Power injector with flow rate assessment: A flow rate assessment protocol (140) that may be utilized by a power injector (10) is disclosed. This flow rate assessment protocol (140) monitors a flow rate (156) during execution of a medical fluid delivery protocol (154). This monitored flow rate is compared with a target flow rate (158). A... Agent: Mallinckrodt Inc.

20100274183 - Device for readying a needle free injector for delivery: A needle-free injector device comprising a latch having a safe position which disables the triggering of the device, and a ready position which restrains movement of a dispensing member but enables triggering and a triggered position which permits movement of the dispensing member is disclosed. An additional safety mechanism blocks... Agent: Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

20100274184 - Syringe having extended blending path: An injection device such as a syringe, which has a helical flow path for a solution in which the solvent and solute have been introduced. The helical flow path is formed by a helically configured member which has general overall configuration of a helical coil spring. Individual coils may be... Agent: Italia Ip

20100274185 - Automatic injection syringe assembly: An apparatus for actuating a syringe. The syringe includes a barrel, a plunger and a needle. A needle shield is near the front of the barrel and is movable from a first position enclosing the needle and a retracted position wherein the needle is exposed. A spring abuts the plunger.... Agent: Italia Ip

20100274186 - Dual-chamber carpule with attachment: The invention relates to a dual-chamber carpule comprising a cylinder (1) comprising a bypass (3), a central plug (6) and an end plug (10), and an attachment; the invention further relates to a method for producing and filling said dual-chamber carpule.... Agent: Andrea Q. Ryan Sanofi-aventis U.s. LLC

20100274187 - Centering for a taa: A stent graft is deployed by a steerable catheter delivery system having a integral tip capture release mechanism. The steering mechanism provides for a locked interference with a distal lock at the distal end of the delivery catheter. The configuration allows for selective circumferentially distributed release of one half or... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department

20100274188 - Method and system for treating target tissue within the eustachian tube: A method for dilating a Eustachian tube of a patient is disclosed. In one embodiment, the method may involve advancing a dilation device through a nasal passage of the patient to position a dilator of the device at least partially in a Eustachian tube of the patient, expanding the dilator... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson - Acclarent, Inc.

20100274189 - Balloon catheter and method of manufacture of the same: A balloon catheter, for use with an introducer, includes an outer catheter, a telescopically disposed resilient inner catheter and a high-aspect, distal, inflatable balloon having one end of the balloon coupled to the inner catheter and an opposing end of the balloon coupled to the outer catheter. The balloon is... Agent: Law Offices Of Daniel L. Dawes Dawes Patent Law Group

20100274190 - Passive reuse prevention syringe that uses a tip lock: Various embodiments of syringe assemblies include a syringe barrel and a substantially conical tip or outlet disposed on the distal end of the barrel. The substantially conical tip includes a locking mechanism that engages an extension of a plunger assembly extending from a distal end of the plunger assembly so... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20100274191 - Method and apparatus for intra-articular injection or aspiration: A medical apparatus for an intra-articular injection or aspiration, the apparatus having a hollow piercing member through which fluid may pass, the piercing member having a first end adapted to pierce a patient, and a second end releasably secured to a body; a sensing means, wherein upon entering a cavity... Agent: Michaud-kinney Group LLP

20100274192 - Medicine dispensing device: Some embodiments of a wearable, disposable medicine dispensing device may include a piston rod that is advanced to dispense medicine from the device. A rotational motor may be coupled to a drive mechanism so as to carry out a certain number of revolutions and thereby displace the piston rod by... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100274193 - Cannula seal: Trocar seal assemblies are disclosed which consist of a protective member and a retaining member. The protective member prevents accidental perforations of the retaining member during the insertion of an instrument through the seal assembly and assists in forming a seal against the instrument when inserted in the seal assembly.... Agent: Dubois, Bryant, Campbell & Schwartz, LLP

20100274194 - Two-way slit valve: A slit valve 10 for use with an inflatable medical device having a flange surface 12 with an opening therein. The slit valve 10 has a valve body 14 connected to the flange surface 12 and a chamber formed in the valve body 14 for accepting an inflation tube 34... Agent: Allergan, Inc.

20100274195 - Implantable device suture bars: A suture bar for facilitating the securing of an implantable medical device in a body. The suture bar including a body member having a length disposed between a first and a second end, the body member being formed of a generally elongate tube that is piercable by a suture needle.... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20100274196 - Implantable infusion devices and associated methods: Implantable infusion devices configured to improve fill and evacuation procedures.... Agent: Henricks, Slavin & Holmes LLP, Aem Foundation

20100274197 - Hinge assembly for an injector: A locking hinge assembly for an injector is disclosed. The injector includes a forward handle member, a rear handle member and a hinge connecting the first and second members and defining an axis of rotation. The locking hinge assembly includes a hinge element slidable along the axis of rotation between... Agent: Mallinckrodt Inc.

20100274198 - Injection device: An injection device has a housing (38) having a housing wall and having a first window (50) provided therein. Arranged rotatably in the housing (38) is a graduation carrier (60) on which are arranged, in helical fashion, dose values (62′) that are at least partly visible through the first window... Agent: Oliver Intellectual Property LLC

20100274199 - Safety needle: A safety needle for automatically covering a needle tip following removal of the needle from a patient includes a hub mounted to the needle. A slidable sleeve is slidably mounted to the hub and has an extended position in which a tip of the needle is located inside the slidable... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP

20100274200 - Packing allowing gas sterilization: This invention relates to a packing for a medical device comprising a fabric or non-woven based layer e.g. provided with an adhesive surface or another layer for securing a device to the skin of a patient. The packing comprises at least one layer (1) impenetrable to gas which layer has... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20100274201 - Antimicrobial agent delivery system: An antimicrobial agent delivery system and method are provided for an antimicrobial agent-bearing intervention device. A delivery tube contains the intervention device, where the delivery tube facilitates handling of the intervention device. In one example, the intervention device is a rod, and a hub is coupled to the rod. Longitudinal... Agent: Mayer & Williams PC

20100274203 - Container for transdermal delivery of active agent using microneedles: A container for transdermal delivery of an active agent or agents using microneedles includes a reservoir adapted to receive a substance containing an active agent or agents; and a cover member adapted to cover an entrance of the reservoir, the cover member comprising one or more through-holes formed therein and... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100274202 - Systems and methods for automatically inserting a needle into a living subject: Embodiments disclosed herein are directed to systems and methods for automatically inserting a needle into an insertion-target region of a living subject in response to a machine-vision system locating the insertion-target region. In an embodiment, a needle insertion system includes a moveable needle configured to be inserted into a living... Agent: Workman Nydegger C/o Searete LLC

20100274204 - Lacrimal implants and related methods: Lacrimal implants and related methods providing secure, wedgable retention within a lacrimal punctum and associated canaliculus of an eye are disclosed. The lacrimal implants can comprise an implant body configured for at least partial insertion through the lacrimal punctum and into the canaliculus. The implant body can include first and... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP (qlt)

20100274206 - Method and apparatus for application of a fluid: A method and apparatus for separation, concentration, and/or applying a biological or bio-engineered fluid. Generally, the fluid application device includes a sprayer body to enable the application of the fluid and a container adaptable to enable the separation of the fluid into at least a first component and a second... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100274205 - Wound care kit: A wound treatment kit for use in negative pressure wound therapy comprising a first container, a second container, and a third container. The first container comprises wound and skin preparation materials, the second container comprises wound dressing materials, and the third container comprises wound sealing materials. The first container further... Agent: Price Heneveld Cooper Dewitt & Litton, LLP

20100274207 - Flexible reduced pressure treatment appliance: A wound treatment appliance is provided for treating all or a portion of a wound. In some embodiments, the appliance comprises an impermeable flexible overlay that covers all or a portion of the wound for purposes of applying a reduced pressure to the covered portion of the wound. In other... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100274208 - Absorbent article with ventilated topsheet: An absorbent article, such as a diaper, sanitary napkin, incontinence guard or panty liner, including a fluid-permeable nonwoven topsheet located on the wearer-facing side thereof. The nonwoven topsheet includes a plurality of channels arranged side-by-side. The channels are located within the nonwoven topsheet, whereby gas is allowed to pass into,... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)

20100274209 - Disposable article providing improved management of bodily exudates: A disposable article adapted to receive bodily exudates which provides improved management of such bodily exudates by including an effective amount of one or more agents which act to modify the physical properties of feces or other bodily wastes which may be deposited in the article, or by including one... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20100274210 - Absorbent article: An elongated absorbent article including: an absorbent article body having at least: (a) a top sheet part which is at least partially liquid permeable and arranged on a first side in a thickness direction of the absorbent article; and (b) a liquid retainable absorber part arranged on a second side... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20100274211 - Disposable absorbent article having layered containment pockets: A disposable absorbent article comprising a lowermost containment pocket and an overlying containment pocket layered interiorly of the lowermost containment pocket. The lowermost and overlying containment pockets having a closed apex formed by folding a portion of the web laterally inward, laterally inwardly facing open side having an upper edge... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20100274212 - Articles with elasticated topsheets: The invention relates to an absorbent, disposable article, preferably a diaper, having a backsheet and a topsheet comprising a first waist region, a second waist region, and a crotch region interposed there between, a longitudinal axis, and an opening, which provides a passageway to a primary void space for receiving... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20100274213 - Waist belt for an absorbent article with visual aids: An absorbent article includes an absorbent section having first and second end portions and a central portion. A waist belt is attached to the absorbent section at its first end and has first and second belt portions extending on each side of the first end of the absorbent section for... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)

20100274214 - Decorative cover for intravenous fluid bag: A cover for intravenous fluid bags is used to disguise the IV bag thereby reducing the level of patient fear and intimidation created by medical equipment and environments. The decorative cover can be shaped to portray a familiar object (animal, plant, vehicle), or be provided with a blank surface that... Agent: Elizabeth R. Hall Elizabeth R. Hall & Associates, P.C.

20100274215 - Flushing solution: A flushing solution is described which is suitable for use in surgical, in particular ophthalmological, operations and which contains a non-Newtonian fluid. The use of such a flushing solution is also described.... Agent: Mckeon Meunier Carlin & Curfman LLC

20100274216 - Method and system for measuring flow at patient utilizing differential force sensor: A fluid delivery system and method for measuring flow at a patient utilizing a differential force sensor in order to precisely control the flow of fluid at very low flow rates. The system includes a fluid line through which a fluid is conveyed to the patient, and a flow controller... Agent: Honeywell/cst Patent Services

20100274217 - Fluid replacement device: A fluid replacement device and method. A console includes a weighing subsystem responsive to a first fluid source and a urine collection chamber. A pump is configured to infuse fluid from the first fluid source into a patient. A processing subsystem in the console is responsive to the weighing subsystem.... Agent: Iandiorio Teska & Coleman

20100274219 - Acquiring nerve activity from carotid body and/or sinus: An exemplary includes acquiring an electroneurogram of the right carotid sinus nerve or the left carotid sinus nerve, analyzing the electroneurogram for at least one of chemosensory information and barosensory information and calling for one or more therapeutic actions based at least in part on the analyzing. Therapeutic actions may... Agent: Steven M Mitchell Pacesetter Inc

20100274218 - Communications for medicinal fluid delivery system: Disclosed are methods, devices, systems and computer program products for communicating between at least one unit of a therapeutic fluid dispensing device and at least another unit of the dispensing device. The method includes performing a determination whether a first frequency can be used to transmit a message related to... Agent: Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo

20100274220 - Method and system for providing basal profile modification in analyte monitoring and management systems: Method and system for providing basal profile modification in insulin therapy for use with infusion devices includes periodically monitoring the analyte levels of a patient for a predetermined period of time in order to determine, based on the monitored analyte levels, an appropriate modification factor to be incorporated into the... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20100274221 - Pressure monitoring to control delivery of therapeutic agent: A method for adjusting delivery of a therapeutic fluid to a patient suffering from or at risk of pulmonary arterial hypertension includes introducing the therapeutic fluid to a patient via a catheter at a predetermined rate. The catheter is positioned to deliver the fluid to the right ventricle or the... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20100274222 - Methods and devices for paranasal sinus drug delivery: Described herein are methods and devices for delivering a drug to the frontal sinus system. An inflatable implant is positioned within the frontal sinus system using an anchoring means secured within the frontal sinus cavity. A drug-containing fluid is released directly into the frontal sinus drainage system.... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP

20100274223 - Repetitive entry conduit for blood vessels: A subcutaneous needle conduit attaches directly to a blood vessel or other biological boundary structure. The subcutaneous needle conduit is tapered such that a proximal end is wider than a distal end. A body of the subcutaneous needle conduit guides the tip of a needle or other canula from the... Agent: Stoel Rives LLP - Slc

20100274224 - Lacrimal implant body including comforting agent: Lacrimal implants for treating ocular diseases are disclosed. More particularly, lacrimal punctal plugs, methods of making such plugs, and methods of treating ocular diseases using such plugs are disclosed.... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP (qlt)

20100274225 - Ng tube with gastric volume detection: An enteral tube includes a built-in Gastric Residual Volume (GRV) detection sensor at the distal end and a GRV indicating device at the proximal end for indicating the current GRV without requiring the aspiration of any stomach contents. The enteral tube with integrated GRV detection sensor is flexible and long... Agent: Rutan & Tucker, LLP.

20100274226 - Deployment catheter: A catheter for use in an endoluminal delivery assembly includes a device holding region or element on which there is provided a plurality of flexible fingers extending outwardly therefrom. The fingers act to maintain a device to be deployed in the correct position on the catheter and act to resist... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20100274227 - Delivery catheter handle cover: Described herein are handle covers for use with one or more delivery catheters that may be used to deliver and/or remove an expandable cardiac implant. A handle cover may be formed from two interlocking pieces, and may include a control adapter that may be used to control release and/or attachment... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP

20100274228 - Apparatus for coupling an element to the eye (as amended): The invention relates to a suction ring (2) for ophthalmic surgery, with a first suction region (4), which is designed to suck the suction ring onto an eye (18), and with a second suction region (10), which is designed to aspirate a functional element (12). The functional element and/or the... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection

20100274229 - Vacuum regulator valve: It comprises a variable volume chamber (2) having a first opening (3) connectable to a vacuum source (40) and a second opening (4) connectable to a suction conduit (52; 36), such that, in use, the chamber (2) may be put in fluid communication with the vacuum source (40) and vacuum... Agent: Berenbaum Weinshienk PC

10/21/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. categorized by USPTO classification

20100268145 - Medical fluid circuit unit: A medical fluid circuit comprises a fluid transport unit connected to a source of a medical fluid for infusion into an extracorporeal blood circuit. A support element for the transport line exhibits three engaging projections predisposed for mounting the unit to an external apparatus. A first and a second projection... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100268146 - Selective cytopheresis devices and related methods thereof: The present invention relates to systems and devices to treat and/or prevent inflammatory conditions within a subject and to related methods. More particularly, the invention relates to systems, devices, and related methods that sequester leukocytes and/or platelets and then inhibit their inflammatory action.... Agent: Casimir Jones, S.c.

20100268147 - Selective cytopheresis devices and related methods thereof: The present invention relates to systems and devices to treat and/or prevent inflammatory conditions within a subject and to related methods. More particularly, the invention relates to systems, devices, and related methods that sequester leukocytes and/or platelets and then inhibit their inflammatory action.... Agent: Casimir Jones, S.c.

20100268148 - Cardiotomy and venous blood reservoir and method: A cardiotomy and venous blood reservoir, including a housing assembly, a venous inlet port, a venous sub-assembly, a cardiotomy inlet port, and a cardiotomy sub-assembly. The housing forms a chamber. The venous sub-assembly includes a downtube and a bowl. A diameter of the downtube lumen increases to a downstream end.... Agent: Medtronic Cardiovascular

20100268149 - Antimicrobial gas impregnating devices and methods: A nitric oxide gas-releasing conduit configured for surgical implantation through a patient's tympanic membrane. The nitric oxide gas-releasing conduit comprises a gas-permeable cured resin material configured for releasably sequestering therein gas. The gas-permeable cured resin material is charged with nitric oxide gas. The nitric oxide gas-releasing conduit may be optionally... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100268150 - Method and apparatus for optogenetic treatment of blindness including retinitis pigmentosa: An apparatus for in vivo electroporating a plasmid into a retina of any eye includes a first electrode with a first polarity of voltage placed in contact with a cornea of the eye, a second electrode with an opposite second voltage at least in part behind the retina, and a... Agent: Law Offices Of Daniel L. Dawes Dawes Patent Law Group

20100268151 - Intracranial implant emitting light between 450 nm and 600 nm: An intracranial implant emitting light having a wavelength between blue and yellow light... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100268152 - Method and apparatus for ultrasound assisted local delivery of drugs and biomarkers: The current invention provides an ultrasound-assisted delivery device, that includes a focused ultrasound transducer having an ultrasound focal point, a real-time imaging device having an imaging focal point, and a therapeutic delivery device, where the transducer and the imaging device are integrated with the delivery device, and the ultrasound focal... Agent: Lumen Patent Firm

20100268153 - System and method for delivering a substance to a body cavity: A system and method for creating a medicated atmosphere in an organ, or body cavity is disclosed. The system includes a flexible aerosolization catheter that can be manipulated during use, a device for the introduction of the aerosolization catheter, a medication delivery apparatus configured to control delivery of a medication... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20100268154 - Apparatus and method for automating an enema with controlled distension: An apparatus and method are provided for use in administering a rectal contrast enema to a patient to prepare the patient for a medical procedure. A rectal catheter may be provided to facilitate administration of the enema preparation to the patient. The rectal catheter may include a retention balloon. A... Agent: Dann, Dorfman, Herrell & Skillman

20100268155 - Method for stabilizing an intervertebral disc device: The invention relates to a biocompatible settable polymer useful in retaining an implant, more evenly distributing any force loading on the implant, and/or promoting tissue growth around and onto the implant.... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department

20100268156 - Medical device in the form of a catheter for supplying and/or removing fluid into and/or from, especially body cavities, especially the pleural cavity: The invention relates to a medical device that is in the form of a catheter (3) for supplying fluid to but in particular removing fluid from body cavities. The catheter head (1) on the proximal end (4) comprises an inlet (5) that is provided with one or more sealing and/or... Agent: Mathews, Shepherd, Mckay, & Bruneau, P.A.

20100268157 - System and method for configuring a rule set for medical event managment and responses: A system and method to configure a rule set used in connection with a medical monitoring system for monitoring patients and patient care equipment, especially medication delivery pumps, based on a variety of conditions and parameters associated with monitored biometric information and equipment information and for providing user-defined responses to... Agent: Brian R. Woodworth

20100268158 - Liquid embolic composition delivery devices and methods: Devices and methods are provided for delivering fluid components of an embolic mass into a body cavity. A connector, which includes a receiving element, a first port, and a second port, is provided for securing an outer tubular element and an inner tubular element such that the outer tubular element... Agent: Mayer & Williams PC

20100268159 - Retrograde coronary sinus perfusion cannula and methods of using same: A retrograde coronary sinus perfusion catheter including a tubular catheter body having a proximal end, a distal end, and an inner lumen, and an inflatable balloon spaced proximally from the distal end of the catheter body, wherein the balloon is echogenically enhanced.... Agent: Medtronic Cardiovascular

20100268160 - Disposable syringe with protection against reuse: A disposable syringe with protection against reuse is proved. The syringe includes a cylinder with an injection nozzle and a piston that has a piston section facing the injection nozzle, a piston rod and an actuation section facing away from the piston section, wherein the piston rod has a latching... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/ann Arbor

20100268161 - Clamp for a flexible tube, pump provided with means for opening such a clamp, and infusion kit provided with such a clamp: The invention relates to a clamp (10) for a flexible tube, in particular an infusion tube, composed of a substantially U-shaped plastic band, the free end (111) of the first branch (11′) of the U being bent over, so as to form the head (11) of the clamp, to the... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100268162 - Cannula with sealing elements: Methods and devices are provided for providing surgical access into a body cavity. In one embodiment, a surgical access device is provided that includes an elongate hollow tube having a proximal end that is configured to be positioned adjacent to a tissue surface and a distal end configured to extend... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery/nutter, Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20100268163 - Modular introducer and exchange sheath: In accordance with the present disclosure there is provided exemplary embodiments of an introducer sheath, wherein the introducer sheath may be formed of multiple components at least one of which may be integrally formed or resiliently assembled to form a single introducer sheath. One embodiment of the introducer sheath includes... Agent: Workman Nydegger

20100268164 - Trocar for laparoscopic surgery: The present invention relates to a trocar for laparoscopic surgery for performing the laparoscopic surgery through a surgical instrument by making a puncture in the abdomen of a patient, the trocar including: a head unit 10 including an upper case 11 and a lower cover 12; a base unit 20... Agent: Hayes, Soloway P.C.

20100268165 - Systems and methods for radiographically identifying an access port: An access port for subcutaneous implantation is disclosed. Such an access port may comprise a body for capturing a septum for repeatedly inserting a needle therethrough into a cavity defined within the body. Further, the access port may include at least one feature structured and configured for identification of the... Agent: Rutan & Tucker, LLP.

20100268166 - Infusion hub assembly and fluid line disconnect system: An infusion set comprising a base and a cap. The base can comprise a portion to be placed against skin, a first cannula extending downwardly below the portion to be placed against skin, and a septum. The cap can comprise a tube and a second cannula. The cap can be... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100268167 - Assembly for actuating a syringe: In an assembly for actuating a syringe, two gripping devices are designed to receive and withhold a containment cylinder and, respectively, a piston of the syringe, and are defined by respective pairs of jaws for gripping a flange of the containment cylinder and, respectively, of an end head of the... Agent: Lieberman & Brandsdorfer, LLC

20100268169 - Autoinjector with deshielder comprising tamper evidence means: The invention relates to a device (1) for automatic injection of a product into an injection site, said device (1) further comprising a needle (6) and a needle shield (2) for protection of said needle (6) prior to use of said device, and a housing (300) receiving the container (50)... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20100268168 - Self filling injection device: Embodiments of methods, apparatuses, devices and systems associated with injection devices are disclosed.... Agent: Berkeley Law & Technology Group, LLP

20100268170 - Autoinjector: first deactivating means (50, 51), capable of rotating with respect to said first retaining means from a first position, in which said first retaining means maintain said container in its passive state, to a second position, in which said first retaining means allow the passage of said container in its... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20100268171 - Dose delivery device with gearing mechanism: A dose delivery device is disclosed where a dose can be set by rotating a dose setting member, whereby a push button is elevated from one end of the device a distance proportional to the set dose from a position fixed relative to the housing, and where the set dose... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20100268172 - Gastrostomy button accessory mounting platform: A accessory mounting system for use with gastrostomy buttons is herein described. The system consists of an accessory mounting platform and a cap that is able to be manually attached and detached from the accessory mounting platform. The accessory mounting platform can be integrally mounted to either the keeper strap... Agent: Hill, Kertscher & Wharton, LLP

20100268173 - Intravascular catheter comprising a reinforcing micro-tape: A catheter, such as an intravascular catheter, includes a longitudinally pre-oriented tubular substrate and reinforcing means surrounding and in contact with the substrate, the reinforcing means wound over the substrate, and a tubular superstrate surrounding the reinforcing means forcing the reinforcing means against the substrate and maintaining the reinforcing means... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100268174 - Combination of alcohol lock and gentian violet catheter: Implantable catheters treated with gentian violet and methods for disinfecting the catheters with alcohol are provided.... Agent: Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP

20100268175 - System and method for delivering expanding trocar through a sheath: A trocar has an elongate body and a tissue-penetrating tip. One or more radially extending blade(s) are provided near the tissue-penetrating tip of the trocar body so that they automatically open as the trocar is advanced through tissue. The blades will enlarge the penetration which was formed by the tip... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100268176 - Biocompatible wound dressing: A biocompatible wound dressing comprised of a pad for insertion substantially into a wound site and wound drape for sealing enclosure of the foam pad at the wound site. The pad, comprised of a foam or other like material having relatively few open cells in contact with the areas upon... Agent: Kinetic Concepts, Inc. C/o Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20100268177 - Wound fillers: A wound filling device is described and comprises a non-porous bag member, the bag member being sealed against ingress of wound exudate and being filled with resilient, compressible material.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100268178 - Surgical tissue collection bag: An improved surgical dilator extractor is introduced into the abdominal cavity through a trocar cannula and expanded, forming a tissue receiving space, at the distal end. The tissue receiving space is enlarged by passing a grasper through a lumen of the dilator extractor to interact with a guide surface on... Agent: Martin & Ferraro, LLP

20100268179 - Reduced pressure treatment system having blockage clearing and dual-zone pressure protection capabilities: A method of treating a tissue site is provided. The method includes applying a reduced pressure to a tissue site with a reduced pressure source. A source pressure is monitored at the reduced pressure source, and a differential pressure is determined between the source pressure and the desired tissue site... Agent: Kinetic Concepts, Inc. C/o Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20100268180 - Test apparatus: A method and apparatus and an adapter device for testing the integrity of a dressing applied to a wound for the purpose of applying topical negative pressure therapy to that wound are described, the method comprising the steps of: applying a dressing to the wound so as to create a... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100268181 - Superabsorbent foam with graphics on the surface: A superabsorbent foam which comprises at least 1% by weight, based on the total weight of the dry foam, of inorganic pulverulent solid and bears graphics on at least one of its surfaces is obtainable by a process in which a foamed monomer mixture which comprises an appropriate amount of... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

20100268182 - Tampon pledget with improved by-pass leakage protection: A tampon pledget is made by assembling one or more pads in a pad compression configuration, radially compressing the pad compression configuration in a traverse direction into a cylindrical form, and axially compressing the cylindrical form in a direction along a vertical axis to form the tampon pledget. In one... Agent: Michaud-kinney Group LLP

20100268184 - Disposable absorbent article designed to facilitate an easy change: A disposable absorbent article to be worn about the lower torso of a wearer that facilitates an easy, intuitive change is provided. The disposable absorbent article includes at least one serviceable indicium that facilitates an easy change by providing alignment of the article relative to an anatomical feature of the... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20100268183 - Seam joining together at least two web materials: A seam joining together at least two web materials in an overlapped manner by ultrasonic welding, heat bonding or the like, in a bonding pattern, which includes comprising a first bonding pattern and at least one second bonding pattern extending in a longitudinal direction along and adjacent at least one... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100268185 - Shaped absorbent article with edge elastics: An absorbent article includes a liquid-permeable topsheet, a liquid-impermeable backsheet and an absorbent core located therebetween. The fluid-permeable topsheet and fluid-impermeable backsheet extend beyond the absorbent core in at least the width (X) direction and are joined to one another in the area outside the absorbent core to form an... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100268186 - Multi-configurable absorbent article: An absorbent article is provided with closure means for securing the article about the waist of a wearer. The article may be worn in a belt type configuration or a slip type configuration. Belt means are provided which protrude laterally beyond the outer edges of a rear panel of the... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100268187 - Packaging for sirolimus and composition thereof: The present invention relates to a packaging kit used for the stabilization of sirolimus particles wherein the packaging kit is in the form of a vacuum sealed impermeable container. It further relates to a method for stabilization of sirolimus particles as well as composition comprising the particles.... Agent: Ranbaxy Inc.

20100268188 - Drug delivery cuff: Embodiments provide a drug delivery cuff including a drug reservoir. In an embodiment, an integrated drug pump may be provided. A drug delivery cuff in accordance with an embodiment may be placed around any suitable vascular graft (e.g., ePTFE) or directly around any natural tissue conduit (e.g., perivascularly), at any... Agent: Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt Pacwest Center, Suite 1900

20100268190 - Medical device to be used by a patient: A medical device to be used by a patient, having release means for administering a drug, in particular subcutaneously, and lockable triggering means for triggering the administration of the drug, characterized by telecommunication means, which are connected to the lockable triggering means in order to activate the triggering means in... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100268189 - Syringe system for controlled delivery or removal of material: Embodiments disclosed herein relate to syringe systems for delivering and removing materials, instrument kits that include the syringe systems provided herein, and methods of using the syringe systems and kits provided herein.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100268191 - Drug delivery catheter using frangible microcapsules and delivery method: A drug delivery catheter and method are provided for delivering drugs to a targeted region of a lumen include drug-laden microcapsules provided within a porous catheter balloon with an effective pore size that prevents free-flow of the microcapsules through the porous wall of the balloon. The microcapsules are frangible under... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department

20100268192 - Medical tubings made of a polymer material: Medical tubing (T), such as a guidewire, a stent, a catheter or a hollow needle, made of a kinked rigid-rod polyarylene exhibiting a outstanding characteristics including high torqueability, high pushability and high flexibility and which can be easily thin-wall extruded under especially harsh conditions.... Agent: Solvay C/o B. Ortego - Iam-nafta

20100268193 - Reconstitution means for safety device: The present disclosure describes a needle guard device or system that can be used with drugs requiring reconstitution. The needle guard is preferably a passive needle guard that can be used during reconstitution without activating the safety mechanism. Following administration of the medication, the needle guard shields a user from... Agent: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLPIPProsecution Department

20100268195 - Catheter with directed flow design: A catheter includes an elongated catheter body having a proximal portion and a distal portion. A first longitudinally accessible lumen and a second lumen extend side by side within and along the proximal portion, and the first lumen and the second lumen form a single common lumen within the distal... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20100268194 - Device and method for modulating renal function: Renal function may be modulated by an implantable device having one or more leads or catheters disposed near the kidney via the lymphatic system. In one embodiment, lymphatic drainage from the kidney is modulated to increase or decrease tubular reabsorption of salt and water. The renal function modulation therapy may... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm

20100268196 - Braided peelable catheter and method of manufacture: A method of manufacturing a braid-reinforced peelable tubular body is disclosed herein. In one embodiment, the method includes: providing a braided tubular body; forming at least one longitudinally extending slit in tho braided tubular body, resulting in a longitudinally slit braided tubular body, the at least one longitudinally extending slit... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.

20100268198 - Negative pressure wound therapy device: A wound therapy device and a kit for same with a housing material, a gasket disposed around at least a portion of the housing material, a non-woven absorption material, and a port. The gasket is sized and configured such that at least a first portion of the gasket will be... Agent: Factor & Lake, Ltd

20100268197 - Test unit for wound drainage dressings: The invention relates to a test unit for wound drainage coverings comprising: a base body with at least one cavity; at least one supply line that runs through the base body and which connects an outer side of the base body to the cavity; a surface of the base body... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

20100268199 - Device for passively removing a target component from blood or lymph of a vertebrate subject: Devices, systems, and methods are described herein for controlling or modulating the levels of one or more target components in the blood and/or lymph 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 controllable... Agent: The Invention Science Fund Clarence T. Tegreene

20100268200 - Fluid metering device: A device for metering fluids comprising a fluid chamber with one inlet or outlet port, at least one sidewall and a movable separator that is in contact with and separates the fluid in the chamber from the other components of the device, a porous actuator housing and wicking material, a... Agent: Hayes Soloway P.C.

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