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Surgery November recently filed with US Patent Office 11/10

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11/25/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20100298751 - Method for the determination of at least one characteristic figure relating to a patient's glucose metabolism, and apparatus therefor: The present invention relates to a method for detecting at least one characteristic relating to a patient's glucose metabolism, having steps to be performed during an extracorporeal treatment of the patient's blood, particularly during a dialysis treatment, of the extracorporeal addition of glucose and/or insulin and extracorporeal measurement of a... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100298752 - Method for collecting a desired blood component and performing a photopheresis treatment: An improved method for separating whole blood into components and collecting a desired blood component. The method allows a desired blood component to be subjected to centrifugal forces within a separator for prolonged periods of time, yielding a cleaner cut and higher yield of the desired blood component. Whole blood... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100298753 - Targeted apheresis for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis: This invention uses “targeted apheresis” to treat rheumatoid arthritis patients. “Targeted Apheresis” is a process whereby the RF and immune complexes responsible for causing the disease symptoms are selectively removed from the blood by passing the blood through a cartridge containing immobilized IgG. The RF and immune complexes are bound... Agent: Stetina Brunda Garred & Brucker

20100298754 - Indwelling device: A medical device for insertion into a body having a surface covered by a detachable cover. The cover may be detached from the surface and removed from the body while the device is inserted in the body. The device may be, for example, a catheter, cannula, drain, stent, pacemaker, or... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100298755 - Devices, systems, and methods to treat heart failure having an improved flow-control mechanism: Several unique intra-cardiac pressure vents, placement catheters, methods of placement and methods of treating heart failure are presented. The intra-cardiac pressure vents presented remain partially open under normal intra-cardiac pressures to allow sufficient flow from the left atrium to the right atrium to enable the relief of elevated left atrial... Agent: Gtc Law Group LLP & Affiliates

20100298756 - Tampon having a visual indicator: A tampon having one or more benefit indicators is provided. The tampon can include a tampon body having an insertion end, a withdrawal end, and an outer surface. The tampon can have one or more visually perceptible benefit indicators that are visible pre-use, wherein the one or more benefit indicators... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20100298759 - electroporation device for improved electrical field control: An electroporation device and method having a plurality of electrotherapeutic devices for insertion into and surrounding a sensitive target tissue e.g. the brain of a patient where the electroporation device and the electrotherapeutic devices are adapted for applying a precisely controlled electrical field, and to avoid or limit damages to... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100298757 - Adjuvant enhanced ablation: An adjuvant applicator comprises a balloon coupled to a distal end of a tube. The balloon has an inflated state and a deflated state. The exterior surface of the balloon includes a coating of an adjuvant. In one embodiment, the adjuvant is configured to absorb energy from laser light. In... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.

20100298761 - Electroporation device with improved tip and electrode support: An electroporation device having a handle section, a set of electrodes, and an electrode guide assembly. The handle section is operatively connected to an elongate introducer shaft, which has a longitudinal axis and a distal tip. The set of electrodes includes respective distal electrode tips. The electrode guide assembly is... Agent: Nixon Peabody, LLP

20100298758 - Method for non-therapeutic or therapeutic photodynamic skin treatment: In a method for non-therapeutic or therapeutic photodynamic treatment of a skin target area, a photosensitizer fluid incorporating a photosensitizing agent or a precursor for a photosensitizing agent is delivered to the target area, the photosensitizing agent having at least one absorption wavelength in a wavelength range higher than 400... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw

20100298760 - Methods, kits, and compositions for administering pharmaceutical compounds: The invention features methods, kits, and compositions for administering pharmaceutical compounds using microdermabrasion particles.... Agent: Clark & Elbing LLP

20100298762 - Methods and devices for improved efficiency of rna delivery to cells: The instant invention provides a method for improving efficiency of RNA delivery to cells. The method comprises applying a low strength electric field to the cells and then after a certain time period, administering the ribonucleic acid sequence to the cells. Devices, kits, and RNA molecules suitable for delivery and... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20100298763 - Surgical micro-burring instrument and method of performing sinus surgery: A surgical micro-burring instrument including an outer tubular member coaxially maintaining an inner tubular member. The outer tubular member defines a proximal section, a distal section, and a central lumen extending from the proximal section to the distal section. The distal section forms a pocket and an elevator tip. The... Agent: Dicke, Billig & Czaja, PLLC Attn: Md Matters

20100298766 - 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

20100298764 - Fluid delivery system with optical sensing of analyte concentration levels: A system for continuous monitoring of body analytes and controlling delivery of fluids to a body of a user. The system includes a sensing apparatus configured to detect concentration level of analyte in the body of the user using optical means and a dispensing apparatus configured to infuse fluid into... Agent: Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo

20100298765 - Safety features for integrated insulin delivery system: Safety features are applied to an integrated insulin delivery system to enhance safety while accounting for glucose sensor bias and calibration errors. One safety feature includes comparisons of calibrations of the sensor to nominal sensitivity and taking action, such as limiting insulin delivery or taking a further calibration of the... Agent: Fulwider Patton LLP (adc)

20100298767 - particle cassettes: A method of producing a particle cassette for a needleless syringe device which alleviates problems of providing a chamber for the confinement of particles which is hermetically sealed from the environment. A predetermined force is applied in the longitudinal direction to push first and second cassette parts together so as... Agent: Pfizer Inc

20100298768 - Pen injection device and method of using same: Pen injection devices (10) and methods of using a pen injection device are disclosed. Pen injection devices include a sterile dual transfer spike assembly (150) including a dual transfer spike defining a fluidic pathway; a first cartridge assembly (12) including a first cartridge (20) containing a first substance; a second... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale LLP

20100298769 - Implantable medical devices for therapeutic agent delivery: Various aspects of the invention relate to implantable medical devices, which comprise a layer of material (e.g., in the form of a sheet, tube, etc.) that comprises a bioerodible polymer and a therapeutic agent. Other aspects of the invention relate to methods of forming such devices. Still other aspects of... Agent: Mayer & Williams PC

20100298770 - Needle cover: A single-use cover assembly that obscures a substantial majority or an entirety of an injection needle from view before, during, and after an injection procedure. The cover assembly includes a housing and a needle sleeve that retracts and extends by sliding axially within the housing. The needle sleeve carries a... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100298771 - System for chemohyperthermia treatment: A chemohyperthermia treatment system includes a reservoir for storing fluid, a heating/cooling system coupled to the reservoir so that the fluid can be transferred from the reservoir to the heating system, wherein the heating/cooling system comprises a heating/cooling exchange module having a channel within which the fluid can flow, and... Agent: Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti PC

20100298772 - Trancutaneous devices and kits that provide cues for location of insertion site, exit site and device path, and methods of use: Transcutaneous devices are disclosed that self-provide cues for exact location of transcutaneous insertion sites, exit sites, and/or the track of the device between the sites, as are methods and kits for using the transcutaenous devices to mark the sites and track of the device and for removing location cues.... Agent: Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP

20100298773 - Colonic cleaning device: The present invention provides devices suitable for insertion into a body passage, wherein said devices comprise a conduit and a distal head region located at the distal end of said conduit, and wherein a plurality of apertures on the surface of said head region and conduit may be used to... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100298774 - Methods and devices for laparoscopic surgery: Two part laparoscopic tools and surgical methods using such tools are presented. The tools and methods enable use of multiple surgical tools each having wide tool heads to be used in a body cavity using a single wide trocar and one or more narrow incisions, thereby reducing surgical risk and... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.

20100298775 - Access sheath with central seal: 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 D/b/a Covidien

20100298776 - Blunt tip obturator: A surgical obturator comprising an elongate shaft extending along an axis between a proximal end and a distal end, and a bladeless tip disposed at the distal end of the shaft having a conical surface forming proximally into an outer surface, the outer surface extending distally to a blunt point... Agent: Applied Medical Resources Corporation

20100298777 - Iv infusion system: A modular catheterization system includes a catheter retainer having an integral y-site lumen, and a secondary retainer for retaining an additional component in close proximity to the catheterization system. The y-site lumen comprises two fluid paths, where fluid flow through one of the paths is obstructed when no additional component... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100298778 - Medical device securement system: A securement device, system, and method for use with a medical article. The securement device, system, or method may include a body that has a top surface and a bottom surface. The bottom surface has an adhesive compound thereon. A resilient retainer formed from a soft, tacky elastomeric gel or... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100298779 - Low extractable, thermoplastic syringe and tip cap: A prefilled syringe and syringe assembly having a syringe and a tip cap are produced from materials that do not interfere with the substance contained in the syringe and enable long term storage. The tip cap is made from a blend of a cyclic olefin polymer or copolymer and a... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20100298780 - Automatic injection device with actively triggered syringe withdrawal: The present invention relates to an injection device, comprising a housing (10) including a container carrier (16) having a medicament container (18) and a needle (22) attached to the medicament container, a needle shield (12), means for initiating a penetration; penetration means for automatic penetration of needle, means for automatically... Agent: Potomac Patent Group PLLC

20100298781 - Device for delivering medicament: The present invention relates to a device for expelling a predetermined quantity of medicament comprising driving means comprising an energy-accumulating member, a nut, and a driver for driving a pressure means; and activation means for activating said driving means wherein said pressure means comprises a movable wall part arranged inside... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100298782 - Intravascular valve component with improved valve positioning: An intravascular valve component broadly includes a valve case and a flexible pressure-actuated flow control valve. The valve case includes attached proximal and distal case portions that present respective spaced apart fluid ports and a fluid passageway extending between the ports. The flexible pressure-actuated flow control valve is disposed within... Agent: Hovey Williams LLP

20100298783 - Manual switch for a closed suction tube: A manual switch has a body, a button, a valve rod and a biasing member. The body is hollow and has a connecting tube and a valve mount. The connecting tube is mounted through the body. The valve mount is mounted in the body and communicates with the connecting tube.... Agent: Nikolai & Mersereau, P.A.

20100298785 - Flow elements for use with flexible spinal needles, needle assemblies and methods therefor: A flow element for use with flexible needles and flexible needle assemblies to minimize flow occlusion within a flexible needle is provided. The flow element is particularly suited for uses with a flexible needle for minimizing incidence of post-dural puncture headache. The flow element includes a body having an internal... Agent: Traskbritt, P.C.

20100298784 - Manual intraosseous device: An apparatus for penetrating the bone marrow of a bone is provided. The apparatus includes a handle having a drive shaft, a connector having a first end operable to connect to a drive shaft and a second end operable to connect to a penetrator hub and a penetrator hub having... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P. Patent Department

20100298786 - Carbon dioxide mist pressure bath system: The invention to provide a carbon dioxide mist pressure bath system which is possible to cause the carbon dioxide mist to be absorbed efficiently through the skin and mucous membrane of the human living-body. The system comprises a carbon dioxide supply means 11; a liquid supply means 21; a carbon... Agent: Kanesaka Berner And Partners LLP

20100298787 - Closed system for surgical limb prep: A closed system for surgical limb prep has: a two-layered construction, including an inner layer and a top layer; or a three-layered construction, including an inner layer, an intermediate layer, and a top layer. The inner layer fits over and engages the limb of the patient, and the inner layer... Agent: Stites & Harbison, PLLC

20100298788 - Adhesive patch and production method thereof: c

20100298790 - Drainage device particularly for aspiration in case of therapies with aspiration, fistulas, dehiscences of surgical wounds, bedsores, traumas and similar lesions: A drainage device (1) particularly for aspiration in case of therapies with aspiration, fistulas, dehiscences of surgical wounds, bedsores, traumas and similar lesions, comprising an aspiration pouch (2) which is supported by a sheet-like element (5) which can be associated with the lesion (10) and is connected to aspiration means... Agent: Fay Sharpe LLP

20100298791 - Methods and apparatuses for the treatment of wounds with pressures altered from atmospheric: The invention disclosed comprises methods, apparatuses and compositions to treat acute and chronic wounds with pressures altered from atmospheric. The methods, apparatuses and compositions herein improve the performance of altered pressure wound therapy. The improvements also make the treatments more comfortable for the patient and the delivery of the treatment... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100298789 - Noninvasive bodily waste collection system and methods of use: A noninvasive bodily waste collection system for removing gas, solid or liquid body waste products collected from a peri-anal or stoma of the person to a suction device. The system includes a collection bag having a wafer for adhesive attachment to a person, an evacuation tube within the collection bag... Agent: Everman Law Firm, PA Suite 1200

20100298792 - Sustained variable negative pressure wound treatment and method of controlling same: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for providing reduced or negative pressure, and more particularly cyclical reduced pressure, to treat a wound. The system can include a wound dressing, a fluid collection container, a suction source, filters, and conduits. In addition, the system can include a control device and sensors.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100298793 - Wound cleansing apparatus in-situ: An apparatus for cleansing wounds, in which wound exudate is removed from a wound bed and selectively cleansed and returned to the wound. The cleansing means removes materials deleterious to wound healing, and the cleansed fluid, still containing materials that are beneficial in promoting wound healing, is returned to the... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100298794 - Absorbent article comprising a modified water absorbent resin: An absorbent member and a method for making such an absorbent member. The absorbent member includes a modified water absorbent resin having good production efficiency, absorbency against pressure, absorption speed, gel strength, and liquid permeability. The modified water absorbent resin may be made by mixing a water absorbent resin, water,... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20100298795 - Diaper providing temperature insensitive liquid handling: An acquisition member for use in disposable absorbent articles. The acquisition member including a multitude of fibers and a latex binder and having a void volume of at least 7 cubic centimeter per gram in the temperature range from 20° C. to 40° C. The latex binder may be a... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20100298796 - Wearable absorbent articles with bonded and printed fibrous materials: Wearable absorbent articles with bonded and printed fibrous materials.... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20100298797 - Concealable waste disposal wrap: A wrap is disclosed for containment and concealment of a waste product. The wrap includes a sheet having an inner surface and an outer surface as well as an adhesive that is applied to at least one half of the perimeter of the inner surface of the sheet. When the... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP

20100298800 - Absorbent article with color matched surfaces: A disposable absorbent article having a backsheet, a topsheet and an absorbent element. The topsheet, backsheet, and the absorbent element has an imparted color in which each of the imparted colors for the aforementioned elements are color matched. Color matching exists when the colors are contained within a specified CIELab... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20100298801 - Washable diaper and method of assembly: A washable diaper having an outer article with an inner liner system detachably coupled to the outer article. The outer article has front and back ends, with opposing side edges connecting the ends, and inner and outer surfaces, with at least one fastening mechanism on the inner surface proximate to... Agent: Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti PC

20100298802 - Attachment areas for wearable absorbent articles: A wearable absorbent article comprises an outer cover and an absorbent core assembly. At least a portion of the outer cover is joined to the absorbent core assembly over at least a first attachment area and a second attachment area. The overall lateral width of the second attachment area is... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20100298803 - Tucked fastener for improved fastener performance: A folded disposable absorbent garment has an absorbent chassis, a pair of front side panels extending from a front region of the absorbent chassis, and a pair of back side panels extending from a back region of the absorbent chassis. A first fastening component is disposed on each of the... Agent: Christopher M. Goff (27839) Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20100298798 - Pant-type absorbent article and a method for producing pant-type absorbent articles: The invention concerns a method for producing pant-type absorbent articles each article (21) including a chassis structure having at least one elastic panel and an integrated absorbent core component (32), the method including a continuous pant-forming process comprising forming the chassis structure and incorporating the absorbent core component (32) into... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100298799 - Process for making a pant-like disposable absorbent garment having an underwear-like waistband graphic, and garment made thereby: A process for making a pant-like disposable absorbent garment comprising: providing a front panel and back panels and an absorbent insert which extends between the front and back panels; printing a front waistband graphic on the front panel such that the front waistband graphic extends at least 90% of the... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc. Tara Pohlkotte

20100298804 - Drug container and multilayer film: It is an object of the present invention to provide a drug container excellent in unsealability, gas barrier property, contamination resistance, heat resistance, antiblocking property and transparency, and to provide a multilayer film for production of the drug container. To achieve the object, the drug container is formed, for example,... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100298805 - Tabletop drug dispensing vial access adapter: A vial enshrouded or contained in a protective covering which prevents emission of radiation form the vial contents, shielding the environment and personnel from irradiation. The vial optionally has a V-shaped bottom to allow withdrawal of a maximal amount of the fluid without inverting the vial. The vial is equipped... Agent: Bracco Research Usa Inc.

20100298806 - Vial assembly and method for reducing nosocomial infections: Vacuum break vial assembly and method for reducing the incidence of nosocomial infections, comprising a vial stopper having an apertured needle sheath, and a hole in the bottom of the vial fitted with a single or multi-part bladder-retaining plug/vent assembly. The vial has an aluminum cap holding a plastic flip-off... Agent: Jacques M. Dulin, Esq. Dba Innovation Law Group, Ltd.

20100298807 - Applicator for inserting an implant: The invention pertains to an applicator (1) for inserting an implant, in particular a rod-like implant (2) containing an active substance, under the skin of a human or animal, comprising a housing (3), a cannula (6), a cannula holder (9), an implant (2) accommodated inside the cannula (6) and/or the... Agent: Howrey LLP-eu

20100298808 - Method and a delivery device for administering an active substance to a subject: A delivery device (1) for administering an active substance to a subject transdermal̂ comprises a first plate member (7) having a plurality of first chambers (8) formed therein. Solid form structures (2) comprising the active substance and of conical shape having a pointed skin penetrating tip (5) are located in... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100298809 - Method of using prefilled, single dose, one time use self-destructing, auto-disabling safety syringe: The present invention relates to the method of use for a single dose, single use, self-destructing, auto-disabling safety syringe. The invention successfully addresses and solves the problems of the prior art by combining the use of COC injection molding with the advantages presented by the ampoule cartridge and the traditional... Agent: Alberto A. Leon, Esquire

20100298810 - Pharmaceutical composition and nasal rinsing device therefor: Vaccine is administered into a nose. A pharmaceutically-acceptable aqueous saline solution carrier comprising from 0.5% to 1.9% salt is provided in a nasal device. The saline solution is administered into a first nasal cavity to rinse the first nasal cavity. The saline solution is added to the first nasal cavity... Agent: Fasth Law Offices (rolf Fasth)

20100298811 - Steroid delivery system: A steroid delivery system including a mixing syringe having a first chamber and a second chamber and at least one hypodermic needle is provided. The first chamber of the mixing syringe contains a pre-measured volume of a local anesthetic and the second chamber contains a pre-measured volume of a corticosteroid.... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC

20100298812 - Catheter system: The invention provides a catheter system comprising a stomach probe for gastric decompression or drainage of stomach fluids, and a jejunal probe for nutriment supply during enteral feeding. The stomach probe comprises a drainage tube to be inserted into the stomach of a patient, the drainage tube having proximal and... Agent: Mesmer & Deleault, PLLC

20100298813 - Method and apparatus for extensible intravenous drip line: The extensible intravenous (“i.v.”) drip line tubing uses a helical accordion support structure on which the i.v. tubing is attached. The helical accordion backbone has some tendency to spring back, but this is not relied upon to extend and return the i.v. tubing it carries. The carrier structure keeps the... Agent: Abraham N. Seidman

20100298814 - Steerable surgical guide wire introducer: A guide wire introducer with integrated wire steering function for treating bone. The guide wire employed with the introducer includes a bore material that is a psuedoelastic metal alloy, such as Nitinol. This introducer has a chamfered tip with the complement of the outer construction including a uniform narrow outer... Agent: Mchale & Slavin, P.A.

20100298815 - Medical implants with reservoir(s), and materials preparable from same: Described is a medically useful article comprising a three-dimensional body including one or more implantable substances, wherein the body defines one or more reservoirs for receiving amounts of a biocompatible wetting liquid. In certain embodiments the body is disruptable upon wetting with the biocompatible liquid to form a conformable implantable... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department

20100298816 - Magnetic delivery device: A method of delivering a reagent into a cell comprising positioning at least one cell, and at least one magnetically susceptible particle attached to the reagent, in the magnetic field of a Halbach array such that the magnetically susceptible particle is attracted to and contacts the cell is described together... Agent: Speckman Law Group PLLC

11/18/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20100292627 - Air separator for extracorporeal fluid treatment sets: An air separator (1) comprises a first chamber (2) where blood or other fluid can be received, an inlet and an outlet port associated to the bottom wall (4) and in fluid communication with the first chamber. A first channel (14) extending along the lateral wall of the separator and... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100292628 - Pressure monitoring within a fluid cassette: A fluid cassette for a blood processing system includes a cassette housing and a rigid structure. The cassette housing defines the structure of the cassette and has a fluid path at least partially extending through it. The fluid path is configured to allow a fluid to pass through the housing.... Agent: Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP

20100292629 - 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

20100292630 - Meibomian gland intraductal diagnostic and treatment methods: A method is provided for treating a meibomian gland of an eyelid of a patient. In a particular embodiment, an obstruction in a meibomian gland and the orifice thereof can be alleviated; in another, a substance can be injected thereinto; in yet another, the gland can be aspirated. The method... Agent: Herbert L. Allen Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist, P.A.

20100292631 - Control flow device: The present invention relates to a flow control device for phacoemulsification procedures. The flow control device is valve which limits the vacuum surge that can occur when an occlusion in the phacoemulsification aspiration line is dislodged. The flow control device comprises; a body; a chamber formed therein; at least one... Agent: Jones Day

20100292632 - Transdermal micro-patch: A transdermal micro-patch for use with living tissue is provided. The micro-patch includes a first membrane, a reservoir, a micro-pump, flextensional transducers, a microelectronics circuit, and an optional sensor. The first membrane is permeable to allow the passage of fluid in either a unidirectional or bidirectional fashion. The reservoir is... Agent: Law Offices Of Michael Crilly

20100292633 - Coupling device and use thereof: A coupling device (1) for the connection of two ends (3, 9) of respective tubular members (2, 5), allowing the contact of the flowing fluid only with elements inside a closed container, circumstances and an inherently easy connection operation, thus it can be carried out, comprising: a closed container (10)... Agent: Lucas & Mercanti, LLP

20100292634 - System, method and article for controlling the dispensing of insulin: A system and method for automatically adjusting parameters for predicting blood glucose levels and/or controlling the dispensing of insulin. In one embodiment, the system is a stand-alone system. In one embodiment, the system is part of a system for controlling the dispensing of insulin.... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20100292635 - High precision infusion pump controller: A controller for closed loop control of infusion devices is described. A variety of infusion systems are described that use the closed loop control architecture. In some embodiments the closed loop control may be adapted to current commonly used infusion means such as a gravity feed intravenous system. Other embodiments... Agent: Law Office Of Mark Wisnosky

20100292636 - Manual breast pump: A manually actuated breast pump is provided. The breast pump has a breast cup, pump mechanism and a container. The components of the breast pump are easily assembled and disassembled to facilitate use, cleaning, manufacture and transport. The breast pump can apply a negative pressure, a positive pressure or both... Agent: Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero & Perle, LLP

20100292637 - Device and method for delivering an agent into breast milk while breastfeeding: A device for delivering an agent into breast milk while breastfeeding. In one embodiment, the device includes a breast shield modified to engage a non-woven material which has been impregnated with a milk soluble active agent such as sodium dodecyl sulphate (SDS). A lactating animal, e.g. a woman, uses this... Agent: Maccord Mason PLLC

20100292638 - Hemostasis seal: A hemostasis seal configured for use in a splittable hemostasis valve, hub, or introducer sheath to permit passage of a medical device therethrough. The seal provides a substantially fluid-tight seal around the medical device without causing excessive frictional resistance that would otherwise unduly restrict movement of the medical device through... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing - Intellectual Property (32469)

20100292639 - Catheter having single-layer inner shaft: The invention relates to a catheter having a single-layer inner tube, the single-layer inner tube with an inner surface forming a lumen and with an outer surface forming an outer surface of catheter duct, it being possible to arrange one or more guide wires in the lumen of the inner... Agent: Biotech Beach Law Group , PC

20100292640 - Relief valve for use with a balloon catheter: A relief valve incorporated within a Luer connector regulates the amount of air pressure applied by a syringe to a balloon at the end of a catheter to prevent bursting of the balloon.... Agent: William Nitkin

20100292641 - Targeted drug delivery device and method: A catheter described is a balloon angioplasty catheter either of Over the Wire design or the Rapid Exchange design and has an expansible sleeve over the balloon. The expansible sleeve is porous and is able to absorb large quantities of fluid and fluids containing anti-proliferative drugs or other bioactive agents.... Agent: Kajane Mcmanus

20100292642 - Syringe guide and shield for use in administering ophthalmologic injections: A guide for use in medical procedures involving the eye comprises a shield for protecting portions of a patient's eye, as well as guide apertures through which an instrument, such as a needle can be inserted. The guide is positioned on the patient's eye, and a visible alignment member, such... Agent: Robert W Pitts

20100292643 - Autoinjector with needle depth adapter: An autoinjector useful for, inter alia, providing an injection of liquid medicament is uniquely capable of providing injections, utilizes a needle depth adapter to provide injection depths with a combination of accuracy and precision not heretofore seen. In addition, the autoinjector with needle depth adapter can include a variety of... Agent: Waddey & Patterson, P.C.

20100292644 - Manual irrigation pump for intraprocedural irrigation: A disposable manual irrigation pump system comprises a manual foot pump operatively coupled to a fluid reservoir and an associated intraprocedural device. The pump system is configured to provide a substantially continuous fluid supply at a desired flow rate from the fluid reservoir to the associated intraprocedural device along a... Agent: Renner Otto Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20100292645 - System and method for managing infusion therapies: A system for managing an infusion therapy, including: a server in communication with a central server; and an infusion pump in wireless communication with the server and for: uploading respective label data from respective labels for at least one medication, the respective label data including respective label pump programming data... Agent: Simpson & Simpson, PLLC

20100292646 - Tearaway sheath assembly with split hemostasis valve seal: A tearaway sheath assembly (100) having a splittable sheath tube (102) a splittable hub (110), a split valve (150,250) and a split cap (180). The valve (150,250) has a slit (158,258) at least partially across the transverse distal section (154) such that transverse distal section may be displaced laterally during... Agent: Fox Rothschild LLP Blue Bell

20100292647 - Valve-retaining cap for tearaway sheath assembly and method of assembly: A tearaway sheath assembly (100) having a splittable sheath tube (102) a splittable hub (110), a split valve (150,250) and a split cap (180). The valve (150,250) has a slit (158,258) at least partially across the transverse distal section (154) such that transverse distal section may be displaced laterally during... Agent: Fox Rothschild LLP Blue Bell

20100292648 - Device and method for delivering or withdrawing a substance through the skin: An apparatus for delivering or withdrawing a fluid through at least one layer of the skin is provided. A device includes a body having a top face, a bottom face, a side edge and at least one channel. The bottom face includes a first surface area and a second surface... Agent: Venable

20100292649 - Device for securing medical tubing: The device for securing medical tubing is an attachment for use with medical tubing, such as a nasal cannula, nasogastric/orogastric tubes or the like, that permits the medical tubing to be comfortably and releasably secured to the skin of the patient. The device for securing medical tubing includes a base... Agent: Litman Law Offices, Ltd.

20100292650 - Methods and related compositions for reduction of fat and skin tightening: Compositions and methods useful in the reduction of localized fat deposits and tightening of loose skin in subjects in need thereof using pharmacologically active detergents are disclosed. The pharmacologically active detergent compositions can additionally include anti-inflammatory agents, analgesics, dispersion or anti-dispersion agents and pharmaceutically acceptable excipients. The pharmacologically active detergent... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100292651 - Device for drug delivery: Disclosed is an ambulatory therapeutic fluid delivery device (10). The device includes at least one housing (200) connectable to a cannula (250), the at least one housing retaining a reservoir (220) to hold the therapeutic fluid. The device also includes a mechanically powered pumping mechanism (150) to cause delivery of... Agent: Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo

20100292652 - Needle cap: divisible portions (46a, 46b) for connecting the said envelope-forming part and the said fixation piece, the divisible portions having certain dimensions so that they break when a predetermined torque is applied to the envelope-forming part, even though the threaded section of the fixation piece was engaged with the internal screw... Agent: Allergan, Inc.

20100292653 - Autoinjector with trigger positionable in active position by movement of a safety shield and indication of the active position: v

20100292655 - Passive syringe with internal release: An apparatus having a syringe body, a plunger, a guard, a biasing member, a needle, and a release mechanism is described. In some versions, the release mechanism may include a flexible hinge mechanism. In some versions, the guard may have a retracted position and an extended position in communication with... Agent: Frost Brown Todd, LLC

20100292654 - Pen needle with quick release and/or removal system: An injection device tip includes a body configured to be removably connected to an injection device and a needle having a portion projecting from a proximal end of the body. The body at least one of has flexible portions which can be deflected inwardly to cause release of an engagement... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100292656 - Drug delivery device for drug suspensions: A drug delivery device is provided herein, the device including a reservoir for containing a medicament. The medicament includes a suspension of solids in a liquid carrier. The device also includes a needle having a distal end for injection into a patient, a proximal end in communication with the reservoir,... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20100292657 - Disposable extracorporeal blood circuit and apparatus for the extracorporeal treatment of blood: A rigid tubular piece (24) and a cassette assembly (10) for extracorporeal blood circulation having the rigid tubular piece are disclosed. The rigid tubular piece is used for submitting fluid circulating therein to measurements and includes a protrusion or a recess in correspondence of at least an end connector. A... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100292658 - Device and methods for delivering fluids to animals: Embodiments of the present invention feature devices and methods for providing fluids to or venting gas from animals which feature a tube and a sheath in which the sheath covers the tube as the tube in inserted into the oral cavity and esophagus.... Agent: Thomas Clyde Hatch

20100292659 - Carbon dioxide mist pressure bath system: The invention to provide a carbon dioxide mist pressure bath system which is possible to cause the carbon dioxide mist to be absorbed efficiently through the skin and mucous membrane of the human living-body. The system comprises a carbon dioxide supply means 11; a liquid supply means 21; a carbon... Agent: Kanesaka Berner And Partners LLP

20100292660 - Dermal delivery device with ultrasonic weld: A method of enclosing an active ingredient layer between a release liner and a backing layer of a dermal patch by ultrasonically welding a seal between the backing layer and the release liner. A pressure sensitive layer is further provided between the backing layer and release liner.... Agent: Cooley LLP Attn: Patent Group

20100292661 - Absorbent articles with improved odor control: A technique for incorporating odor control agent particles into an absorbent article is provided. More specifically, the odor control particles are “homogenously” distributed (e.g., in a substantially uniform manner) within an airformed fiber matrix of an absorbent core of an absorbent article. An absorbent core containing such a homogeneously distributed... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.

20100292663 - Disposable absorbent article: A disposable absorbent article may comprise a web that may be folded over at a first fold line forming a first hem, folded over at a second fold line forming a second hem, and folded over at a third fold line and attached in the front and back waist regions... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20100292662 - Eccentric hollow conjugated continuous fiber, continuous-fiber nonwoven fabric made therefrom, and uses thereof: There is provided a continuous-fiber nonwoven fabric excellent in terms of bulkiness, flexibility, and shape stability. The continuous-fiber nonwoven fabric comprises eccentric hollow conjugated continuous fiber containing a part (A), a part containing a higher melting-point thermoplastic resin (A), and a part (B), a part containing a lower melting-point thermoplastic... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100292664 - Garment having a fluid drainage layer: The present invention relates to a garment comprising a composite fabric comprising a porous fluid drainage layer and a fibrous fluid barrier layer of a flash spun polyolefin plexifilamentary film-fibril sheet wherein the fibrous fluid barrier layer faces the interior of the garment.... Agent: E I Du Pont De Nemours And Company Legal Patent Records Center

20100292665 - Sanitary waterproof pad for tweens: A sanitary pad for tween girls for use under a swimsuit. The sanitary pad includes a body having a size and shape conforming to a genital area of an average tween girl and is inconspicuous while being worn by the tween under her swimsuit. The body has a waterproof outer... Agent: Patent Department Larkin, Hoffman, Daly & Lindgren, Ltd.

20100292666 - Garment-like absorbent article: A garment-like absorbent article includes an absorbent chassis that defines a waist opening and first and second leg openings. A longitudinal length of the chassis is optimized in a linear relationship with the waist circumference of the chassis, the circumference measured at 500 grams tension. With respect to the linear... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.

20100292667 - Self-neutralizing acid peel for dermatologic use: A dermatologic peel comprising alpha hydroxyl acid and metal hydroxide nanocomplexes as neutralizing agents to continually reduce the activity of the system when the acid and neutralizer components are mixed. For example, a 30% glycolic acid gel mixed with a fluidized magaldrate neutralizer can be applied to the skin and... Agent: Pedigo Law Firm, PLLC

20100292668 - Method and apparatus for delivery of a therapeutic agent with an expandable medical device: Described herein is a medical device that has a collapsed configuration and an expanded configuration wherein one or more polymeric network layers are applied to the substrate and microparticles embedded in the polymeric network. The polymeric network layer or layers is/are configured to retain the microparticles when the device is... Agent: Pauly, Devries Smith & Deffner, L.L.C.

20100292669 - Method and apparatus for in situ drug delivery during distraction osteogenesis: A device and technique for the performance of distraction osteogenesis of bone with controlled drug delivery using a bead chain consisting of two bands and a series of drug delivery capsules placed in a precise manner such that the relative motion of the bone segments brings the wires, pins, or... Agent: Stainbrook & Stainbrook, LLP

20100292670 - Device for administering cells and cell-therapy methods using said device: The present invention relates to a device (2) for cell therapy, said device being designed to be applied on a living tissue and having at least a tight preferably biocompatible first wall (22), designed to form a cavity (24) between said wall and said tissue, and further comprising means (7)... Agent: Hershkovitz & Associates, LLC

20100292671 - In vivo payload delivery apparatus and method: The disclosed invention provides apparatus and methods for delivering a payload to a target location inside the body. A finger board is retained on the finger of a user, having a proximal end and a distal end. A payload holder is included at the distal end of the finger board... Agent: Michael T. Konczal, Patent Attorney

20100292672 - Autoflush syringe: A syringe includes a cartridge and a second chamber. The cartridge includes a first chamber, a first end having a conduit in liquid communication with the first chamber, a liquid disposed within the first chamber, a second end moveable within the first chamber, and a locking mechanism. The conduit is... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP

20100292673 - Anti-contamination cover for fluid connections: A fluid connector comprising a housing having an access site, and a cover member passively positioned in an initial covering relationship with the access site, the cover member being reversible from an uncovered relationship under load to the initial covering relationship, is described. A method of preventing contamination and aseptically... Agent: Moore & Van Allen PLLC

20100292674 - Needleless connector with slider: A needleless connector includes a housing having a housing passage with an open end, a slider disposed in the housing passage, and a mechanism to bias the slider toward the open end of the housing passage. The connector may also include a seal at the open end of the housing... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun (baxter)

11/11/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20100286585 - Shunt delivery of curcumin: A method for reducing or preventing a human brain disorder relating to the presence of a pathogenic substance in cerebrospinal fluid by selecting a human for treatment as a patient and placing a proximal end of a first catheter, having at least a first lumen, in a first sub-dural location... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100286586 - System and method for site specific therapy: Also disclosed is an apparatus having a delivery/recovery mechanism in the form of a pump reservoir and one or more catheters in the form of semipermeable microcatheters, for use in delivering and/or recovering fluid to and/or from a tissue site or for performing tissue engineering outside of the body. The... Agent: Intellectual Property Group Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

20100286589 - Atherosclerotic plaque dissolution composition: A method and chemical composition for modifying and dissolving atherosclerotic plaques formed in blood vessels of a patient is provided. The chemical composition comprising one or more of an organic substance, an inorganic substance, and a bioactive product is administered at sites of the plaques formed in the patient's blood... Agent: Ashok Tankha

20100286591 - Dispensing device and method for forming material: A dispensing device and method for forming a least partially solid or gel-like material from a liquid. At least one liquid issuing from an outlet is subjected to an electric field causing the liquid to form at least one electrically charged jet which, after formation, forms a fiber (F) or... Agent: Frost Brown Todd, LLC

20100286590 - Iontophoretic device with improved counterelectrode: The present disclosure relates to an iontophoretic device. In one aspect, the device includes a barrier layer between the drug reservoir and wearer. In another aspect, the device includes a counterelectrode opposite the driving electrode relative to the drug reservoir.... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20100286588 - Magnetic patch coupling: Apparatus is described for facilitating delivery of a substance through skin (70) of a subject. A skin preparation device (50), and a patch assembly (20) that comprises the substance and is magnetically couplable to the skin preparation device, are described. Other embodiments are also described.... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100286592 - Method to modulate cellular regeneration post myocardial infarct: A system delivers cardiac pacing therapy and chemical and/or biological therapy to modulate myocardial tissue growth in a heart after myocardial infarction (MI). The system includes an agent delivery device to release one or more agents to an MI region to modulate myocardial tissue growth in that region, and a... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm

20100286587 - Sublingual electrical drug delivery: Apparatus is provided that includes an oral housing, which is configured to be placed at least partially in a mouth of a subject, and which comprises a drug, and two or more electrodes. The apparatus further includes a power supply, and circuitry coupled to the power supply and the electrodes,... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100286593 - Balloon catheter with cutting features and methods for use: Apparatus and methods are provided for treating a lesion within a body lumen using a catheter including a balloon on its distal end that includes a plurality of raised structures that extend outwardly from the balloon membrane. In one embodiment, the raised structures are provided in pairs that are spaced... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP

20100286594 - Device for treating hardened lesions and method of use thereof: A balloon catheter is provided that may be used to dilate hardened regions of a stenosis on a vessel wall. The balloon catheter is provided with cutting elements that extend along a surface of a balloon. At least one bioactive is present, either on the cutting element, within the interior... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20100286595 - Gas mist pressure bath device: The invention is to provide a gas mist pressure bath device which enables to cause efficiently absorb a gas mist into a skin or mucous membrane of a living-body, and attains to be compact and to lower cost. The device 10 is to cause oxygen, carbon dioxide, or a mixed... Agent: Kanesaka Berner And Partners LLP

20100286597 - Dc-ac frequency converter type mucus suction device: The present invention provides a DC-AC frequency converter type mucus suction device having an electromagnetic pump, the pressure and the flow generated in which could be changed to satisfy the requirement of the mucus suction device. mucusThe mucus suction device of the present invention comprises an electromagnetic pump, a suction... Agent: David And Raymond Patent Firm

20100286596 - Drainage tube device and coupling unit: A drainage tube device for removing fluids by suction from a human or animal body comprises a coupling unit with first and second coupling parts that can be connected to each other in a leaktight manner, a first valve that is arranged in the first coupling part, and a drainage... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

20100286598 - Hypodermic needle with water-soluble obstruction for the administration of drugs and vaccines: The application refers to hypodermic needles (101) for the parenteral administration of liquids. The needles incorporate at their sharp-end an obstruction (102) of rapidly water-soluble material that dissolves within living tissues once the needle is injected. These needles ensure that the end user can only operate the syringe, or injection... Agent: Wood, Phillips, Katz, Clark & Mortimer

20100286599 - Cassette for use in a medication delivery flow sensor assembly and method of making the same: A disposable assembly for use with a sensor assembly comprises a body, a flow restricting element, and a fluid pressure membrane. The body has a lid portion and a base portion. The body defines a fluid flow passage that forms an inlet and an outlet. The flow restricting element is... Agent: Brian R. Woodworth

20100286601 - Maintaining glycemic control during exercise: Devices, apparatuses and methods for controlling blood-glucose levels during exercise are described. For example, an insulin infusion apparatus can include a control module to regulate a rate of therapeutic fluid release into a body of a patient based on a determined therapeutic fluid requirement profile, and a dispensing unit to... Agent: Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo

20100286600 - Transdermal patch device: A patch device worn by a user is disclosed that is configured to sense the presence of a harmful substance in the environment and to deliver an antidote to that substance into the user without the intervention of the user. The patch device incorporates a sensing mechanism configured to sense... Agent: D. Bommi Bommannan

20100286602 - Disposable infusion device with resettable last dose lock-out: A wearable infusion device comprises a reservoir that holds a liquid medicament, an outlet that delivers the liquid medicament to a patient, and a pump that displaces a volume of the liquid medicament to the outlet when actuated. The device further includes a lock-out that disables actuation of the device... Agent: Graybeal Jackson LLP

20100286603 - Kit and method for preparation of a degarelix solution: A kit and method for preparing a Degarelix solution for administration to a patient. The kit includes a first chamber containing lyophilised Degarelix, a second chamber containing water, a syringe for transferring the water from the first chamber to the second chamber, at least one of a hypodermic needle, a... Agent: Finnegan/ferring, B.v.

20100286604 - Universal syringe with retractable needle: This invention relates to medical devices useful for infusion therapy and, more particularly, to a syringe that can be selectively used with a retractable needle or with frontal attachment devices such as luer hubs, valves or other connectors in needleless systems.... Agent: Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP Attn: Michael Ritchie, Docketing

20100286605 - Valve for mixing of substances: A valve is provided herein for permitting mixing of at least two components, the valve including a body configured for slidable liquid tight engagement with an injector or drug cartridge barrel. The body includes a proximal end, a distal end, and a channel extending therebetween, the channel having a proximal... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20100286606 - Powder automatic mixing apparatus: The present invention discloses a device for automatically mixing powder for injection, comprising an injector body, a solvent bottle, a needle, a first impelling unit and a second impelling unit, said injector body has a solute bottle and its mouth is opposite the mouth of said solvent bottle, said first... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC

20100286607 - Patient status sensor: Embodiments of a patient status sensor can be applied to a patient or trauma victim to provide a quick visual and/or audible indication of the patient's vital signs (e.g., respiration, heart rate, or other vital signs). Certain embodiments are configured as an adhesive patch that includes electrodes for measuring heart... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100286608 - Drug-coated balloon catheter and method for the production thereof: The invention relates to a drug-coated balloon catheter and to a method for producing the same. The balloon of the catheter includes (i) a main membrane, and (ii) an asymmetrical polymer membrane which is applied to an outside of the main membrane and into which at least one pharmaceutical active... Agent: Biotech Beach Law Group , PC

20100286610 - Disposable safety syringe with retractable needle: A disposable safety syringe in one embodiment includes a stepped syringe barrel comprising two opposite mating members on an inner surface proximate a distal end; a plunger comprising a connection member and a breakable section behind the connection member; a first needle assembly comprising a needle and a needle hub... Agent: Sam Chen

20100286611 - Needle safety system and method: A needle device includes a body, a needle shield movable relative to the body, a needle at least partially arranged in the body, and a safety system that at least one of causes the needle shield to move to an extended position when activated by a user, releasably retains the... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100286609 - Universal safety syringe: A syringe comprises a generally-cylindrical, hollow barrel with a hollow nozzle at a distal end thereof. A plunger with an open channel is slidably mounted in the barrel. A needle holder with a needle mounted at one end thereof is arranged in the plunger channel, and movable between an advanced... Agent: Nixon Peabody, LLP

20100286612 - Medication injection supervisor device: A medication injection supervisor device, in one example embodiment, comprises a particular sleeve, the particular sleeve being designed to lock onto to a prefabricated injection pen of a particular design, a universal header designed slide onto the particular sleeve irrespective of the particular model of the prefabricated injection pen, an... Agent: Patent Jurist

20100286613 - Fluid transfer devices with fluid bypass and ambulatory infusion devices including same: Fluid transfer devices for use in, for example, ambulatory infusion devices and infusions devices including fluid transfer devices.... Agent: Henricks Slavin And Holmes, LLP Advanced Bionics Corporation

20100286614 - In-line fluid transfer devices and ambulatory infusion devices including the same: Fluid transfer devices for use in, for example, ambulatory infusion devices and infusions devices including fluid transfer devices.... Agent: Henricks Slavin And Holmes, LLP Advanced Bionics Corporation

20100286615 - Inserter having bistable equilibrium states: The invention relates to an inserter for an infusion set for intermittent or continuous administration of a therapeutical substance, such as e.g. insulin. The inserter comprises means for insertion and retraction of an introducer needle. With an inserter device according to the invention it is possible to introduce an insertion... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20100286616 - Cannula assembly with detachable inner and outer cannulas: A cannula assembly for injecting implant material into a bone, including an inner cannula defining a central conduit including a first proximal port in communication with the central conduit, an outer cannula surrounding the inner cannula to define a peripheral conduit, and a connector interconnecting the cannulas and detachable from... Agent: Ogilvy Renault LLP

20100286617 - Ring and seal for trocar: A surgical access apparatus for passing through tissue to an underlying surgical area includes an access member defining a longitudinal axis and having a longitudinal channel for reception of a surgical object, a seal member mounted to the access member and positioned to intersect the longitudinal channel, and having internal... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp D/b/a Covidien

20100286618 - Multi needle: An injector and a needle, which is engaged to the injector by using a needle hub, are disclosed. The multi needle comprises a needle hub which consists of one inlet into which a nozzle of an injector is inserted, and a plurality of outlets communicating with the inlet; and a... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100286619 - Autoinjector: said first and second connecting means are designed so that a rotational movement of the deshielder (33) about the device axis (2) of the device (1) with respect to the housing (3) causes an axial displacement of the needle shield (12) in the distal direction with substantially no rotational movement... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20100286620 - Sheath remover device: A sheath remover device is of elongate tubular form having a sheath capture region at one end and a passage along which a captured sheath may pass from the capture region. A plurality of latching fingers, each with an internally directed latch, are equi-spaced in the capture region. Two further... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100286621 - Safety syringe: A safety syringe includes a syringe cylinder, a push rod inserted in the syringe cylinder to push the medicinal liquid, a seat disposed at a front end of the syringe cylinder to receive a syringe needle, wherein the push rod includes a pushing knob with a through bore mounted at... Agent: Phillip Liu

20100286622 - Barrel type plunger for use with a needle-retractable safety syringe and the syringe using the same: The present invention provides a needle-retractable safety including an improved barrel type plunger, including a barrel, a needle retracted trigger and a supporting member. A front portion of the barrel is fitted over a sealing rubber pad, a slotted hole is disposed at a wall of the front portion of... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100286623 - Medical needle safety device: A safety device for a medical needle (10) has a tubular support (14) for the needle mount end and a tubular protective shield (25) slidably mounted on the support (14) from a set position to a retracted position and then to a locked position where the shield covers the needle.... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP

20100286624 - Injection device with dose metering mechanism with multiple anti-rotation locking system: A drive and dosing module for an injection device, and an injection device including the module, wherein the module includes a dosing member which can be displaced into one of several dosing positions in relation to a drive member to set a product dose, wherein one of the dosing or... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department

20100286625 - Coupling device: A coupling device for connecting two ends of respective tubular members, allow the opening and the closing of a first tubular member and the simultaneous engagement of the two tubular members, as to prevent pollution, includes: a first case housing a first end of a respective first tubular member, comprising... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.

20100286627 - Biopsy site marker deployment device: A biopsy marker deployment device adapted to selectively deposit a marker in a target location, such as a biopsy site. In one embodiment, the device includes a deployment assembly comprising a cannula adapted to house at least one marker, an outlet aperture defined by a portion of the cannula, and... Agent: Cytyc Corporation Darry Pattinson, Sr.IPParalegal

20100286626 - Longitudinally incompressible, laterally flexible interior shaft for catheter: A catheter having a substantially longitudinally non-compressible non-metallic internal shaft or reinforcing member (12) is provided having proximal end, intermediate, and distal end portions. At least one of the portions of the shaft includes mechanical features that promote lateral bending of the shaft, and thus, the catheter. In one form,... Agent: Sjm/afd - Dykema C/o Cpa Global

20100286628 - Gastric anchor: A swallowable medical treatment device is configured to initially assume a contracted state having a volume of less than 4 cm3. The device includes a gastric anchor, which initially assumes a contracted size, and which is configured to, upon coming in contact with a liquid, expand sufficiently to prevent passage... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100286629 - Port: A port for implantation under the skin of a human or animal body comprises a housing (1) within which an interior chamber (2) is located and which has an opening (4) closed by a diaphragm (3) which, for the purpose of introducing a fluid into the interior chamber (2), can... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20100286630 - Method for treating overactive bladders and a device for storage and administration of topical oxybutynin compositions: The invention relates to a method for treating overactive bladders and a device for storing and administering non-occluded oxybutynin topical compositions.... Agent: Hedman & Costigan, P.C.

20100286631 - Skin moisturizing pad: A moisturizing pad has a heat generating element sandwiched between first and second surface sheets. The heat generating element contains metal powders, salt, water and water retaining materials adapted to generate oxidation heat and thereby to convert the water to moisture vapor as the element is supplied with oxygen through... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/ann Arbor

20100286632 - Multi-layer heat assembly for a drug delivery device: In various embodiments, an ophthalmic injection device may include a dispensing chamber to hold a substance (e.g., a drug) to be injected into an eye, a thermal feedback layer with at least one thermal sensor, and a temperature control layer to apply or remove heat from the dispensing chamber. In... Agent: Alcon

20100286633 - Precision lid retracting eyedropper device: Precision lid retracting eyedropper device with a hollow, rigid housing having an upper aperture that allows a push button topped piston to enter the housing where the piston can impinge on a resilient tubular member that is part of a pump assembly. The housing also includes a solution storing chamber... Agent: Kammer Browning PLLC

20100286634 - Automated eyedrop delivery system with eyelid retracting legs: An eye drop bottle holder with resilient legs includes an inverted U-shaped member made from resilient injection molded plastic. The top portion of the inverted U-shaped member includes an eye drop bottle holder. The right and left leg of the U-shape each terminate in an outwardly disposed J-shape covered by... Agent: Kammer Browning PLLC

20100286635 - Wound dressing with absorption and suction capabilities support: A wound dressing having a suction member adaptable for connection to a source of vacuum pressure. The wound dressing preferably has a hydrophobic or biodegradable base layer and one or more absorptive layers for absorbing fluid from the wound. The absorptive layers are preferably quilted with patches containing desiccant, adsorbent,... Agent: Kinetic Concepts, Inc. C/o Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20100286636 - Disposable nozzle: The present invention relates to a disposable nozzle for inserting into a hand piece for treating and cleaning wounds by means of a highly focused high-pressure micro water jet. The disposable nozzle comprises a cylindrical nozzle body having a centrally traversing orifice body duct, which is laterally closed, as well... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.

20100286637 - Medical skin applicator apparatus: A medical skin applicator apparatus includes a fluid housing having a fluid chamber for storing a medical agent and an applicator coupled to the housing. The fluid housing has a penetrable wall to permit access to the fluid chamber and release of the medical agent therefrom. The applicator includes an... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20100286638 - Orientation independent canister for a negative pressure wound therapy device: A portable negative pressure wound therapy system includes a dressing assembly for positioning over a wound to apply a negative pressure to the wound and a canister assembly. The canister assembly includes a control unit having a vacuum source and a controller and a collection canister in communication with the... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20100286639 - Medical dressing with edge port and methods of use: Medical dressings and medical dressing kits that can be used to provide a ported medical dressing for placement over a wound or other body site where controlled fluid access is desired. The controlled fluid access provided by the medical dressings may be useful to remove fluids from the wound (as... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100286640 - Layered adhesive construction with adhesive layers having different hydrocolloid composition: A layered adhesive construction comprising a backing layer and a first and second layer of hydrocolloid adhesive, where the first and second layer of hydrocolloid adhesive have different composition, and the second layer of hydrocolloid adhesive is at least partly interposed between the first layer of hydrocolloid adhesive and the... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20100286641 - Absorbent articles having antimicrobial properties and methods of manufacturing the same: According to one embodiment, an absorbent article includes a moisture-impervious outer layer, an inner layer substantially co-extensive with the outer layer, and an absorbent layer interposed between the outer layer and the inner layer. The inner layer is treated with at one least substance including dimethicone and/or at least one... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP

20100286642 - Water-stable, oil-modified, nonreactive alkyd resin construction adhesives, and use thereof: Disclosed herein is a new use for water-stable, oil-modified, nonreactive alkyd resins. It has now been found that such resins can be used as the predominant component of a construction adhesive employed in the manufacture of disposable absorbent articles, for example. As such, the construction adhesive need not employ plasticizers,... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20100286643 - Sani-pantie: The sani-pantie provides many benefits that include convenience, safety, comfort, and less expense. Some of the benefits of the sani-pantie include, but are not limited to, are: deters ruining expensive panties with menstrual and/or vaginal cream stains, saves on excessive laundering, dismisses frustration of unremovable stains from expensive panties, negates... Agent: Alberta T. Anderson

20100286644 - Substrates with printed patterns thereon providing a three-dimensional appearance: Aspects of the present disclosure involve patterns on substrate surfaces, such as nonwoven webs or fabrics, plastic films, and laminates thereof, that cause the substrate surfaces to exhibit a three-dimensional appearance. In some embodiments, the three-dimensional appearance of the substrate surface resembles protrusions and indentions indicative of threads in woven... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20100286645 - Patterned application of activated carbon ink: An odor control substrate that is applied with an activated carbon ink is provided. The activated carbon ink is applied in a pattern that covers from about 25% to about 95% of the surface area of the substrate. Although not covering the entire surface, the present inventors have discovered that... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.

20100286646 - Absorbent article: An absorbent article includes a belt member defining front and rear waist regions and a liquid-absorbent structure defining a crotch region wherein the belt member includes a peripheral edge of a waist-opening and this peripheral edge includes two segments associated with the front and rear waist regions spaced from and... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20100286647 - Method of manufacturing a belt or a side panel of an absorbent article, laminate and absorbing article: A method of manufacturing a belt (70) or a side panel of an absorbent article includes the steps of feeding a web of material (1) in the machine direction (MD) and cutting the web of material along the machine direction into at least a first web portion (10) and a... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100286648 - Pharmaceutical product and method of use: A pharmaceutical product includes a container. The container, in turn, includes a receptacle having a wall including a layer of nickel or nickel alloy, the layer facing an interior of the receptacle. The product also includes a halogenated anesthetic selected from the group consisting of sevoflurane, desflurane, isoflurane, enflurane, methoxyflurane... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun (baxter)

20100286649 - Implantable device fastening system: A surgical fastening system for implantable devices is disclosed. The implantable device may contain a plurality of fasteners in pre-deployment position, may have a housing fitted over or around it which contains a plurality of fasteners in pre-deployment position, or may be a part of a two-part system into which... Agent: Allergan, Inc.

20100286650 - Medical fluid container: A medical fluid container is disclosed that comprises a single reservoir of fluid impermeable material having a fluid impermeable barrier dividing the reservoir into at least first and second fluid-holding compartments. A valve is selectively movable to allow flow of fluid from the compartments. A method of dispensing medical fluids... Agent: Tyco Healthcare - Edward S. Jarmolowicz

20100286651 - Multiple segmented peristaltic pump and cassette: In various embodiments, a surgical cassette, configured to engage peristaltic pump rollers, may include two or more pump segments between a sheet and a substrate coupled to the sheet. The two or more pump segments on the cassette may produce additional flow (e.g., approximately twice the flow for two segments... Agent: Alcon

20100286652 - Techniques for delivery of stem cell and related therapies to treat cardiac conditions: An exemplary method includes acquiring cardiac electrical activity information; detecting cardiac events within the information including T waves, QRS complexes and/or P waves; and calling for delivery of matter to the heart during a period of time based on the cardiac events. The delivery may occur between a detected T... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.

20100286653 - Remote control device for use with insulin infusion systems: Methods and apparatuses providing accessibility options for the blind and poorly sighted for use with insulin therapy systems. A remote control device, with speech output capability and comprehensive speech menu system, may monitor or intercept data generated by a blood glucose meter, and delay, modify and retransmit said data to... Agent: Dergosits & Noah LLP

20100286654 - Multiple thermal sensors in a multiple processor environment for temperature control in a drug delivery device: In various embodiments, an ophthalmic injection device may include a dispensing chamber, a first thermal sensor coupled to the dispensing chamber, a temperature control layer coupled to the dispensing chamber, a second thermal sensor coupled to the dispensing chamber, and a first processing device. The first processing device may be... Agent: Alcon

20100286655 - Targeted drug delivery device and method: A targeted drug delivery device is provided. The device comprises an elongated member with proximal and distal ends, a plurality of infusion ports associated with the distal end of the elongated member, and a selector mechanism for selectively placing an introducer port into fluid communication with at least one infusion... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20100286656 - Safety needle with positive flush: A safety needle device and method of supplying fluid to a vascular access port is described. The device may include a base member, a handle member, and a compressible member positioned between the handle member and a compression plate. The compressible member is coupled to a proximal end of a... Agent: Rutan & Tucker, LLP.

20100286657 - High-flow tapered peripheral iv catheter with side outlets: A high-volume peripheral intravenous (IV) catheter and method includes an elongate stylet removably disposed in the lumen of an elongate catheter with the stylet having a beveled distal end forming a piercing tip that protrudes from the outlet port of the catheter. The catheter has a proximal cylindrical shape from... Agent: Thorpe North & Western, LLP.

20100286658 - 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

20100286659 - Medical device for delivery of liquids: An apparatus and method for delivering liquid within an orifice of an animal is disclosed. In an exemplary embodiment, the apparatus comprises a hollow syringe defining a vessel having an open end; a plunger, slidingly and sealingly disposed within the vessel; and a flexible delivery tube, having a first end... Agent: Gates & Cooper LLP Howard Hughes Center

20100286660 - Gastroretentive duodenal pill: Apparatus is provided that includes a swallowable medical treatment device, which is configured to initially assume a contracted state having a volume of less than 4 cm3. The device includes a gastric anchor, which initially assumes a contracted size, and which is configured to, upon coming in contact with a... Agent: Husch Blackwell Sanders, LLP Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP Welsh & Katz

20100286661 - Vial adaptor and manufacturing method therfor: A vial adaptor for releasably holding a vial (1010) and releasable connection to an injector (1008) comprising: a dual-sleeved member (11) comprising a forward facing sleeve (12) and a rearward facing sleeve (16) adapted to operably engage a front end of a forward housing (1040) of said injector (1008), and... Agent: Yoram Tsivion

20100286662 - Catheter aid: A device for the removal and insertion of a supra-pubic catheter. The device has a body comprising a contact surface for contacting with a patient's skin, an opposed pressing surface adapted to have pressure applied thereon by a user and a slot extending from a side edge of the body... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (main)

20100286663 - Guide wire: A guide wire includes a wire body having a first wire disposed at a distal end and a second wire joined to a proximal end of the first wire at a joint by welding. The joint is curved. In the joint, at least one component (e.g., Ti) of the material... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100286664 - Catheter push device: A clamping device for gripping a catheter shaft to facilitate advancement in a patient's body lumen. The clamping device is preferably configured to be releasably secured to the catheter shaft and longitudinally slidable along the catheter shaft. The clamping device comprises a body portion that couples to a portion of... Agent: Fulwider Patton, LLP (abbott)

20100286665 - Medical handpiece with automatic power switching means: A medical instrument includes a handpiece, an electromechanical transducer disposed in the handpiece, and an electrical circuit disposed at least partially in the handpiece for supplying alternating electrical current of a predetermined frequency to the transducer. A probe is operatively connected to the transducer for transmitting vibrations generated by the... Agent: Coleman Sudol Sapone, P.C.

20100286666 - Drainage apparatus and system: A drainage apparatus for an incapacitated person or ostomy patient having a urine draining device or stoma respectively, the apparatus comprising a conduit (14) having a first end having connection means suitable to attach to the urine draining device or stoma of the person or patient and a second end... Agent: Jenkins, Wilson, Taylor & Hunt, P. A.

20100286667 - Systems and methods for removal of urine: The present invention provides an arrangement (200) adapted for enhanced continuous flow of urine in a catheterized patient, the arrangement comprising a catheter tube (204) having an inner diameter of less than six millimeters, said tube having an inner surface which is hydrophobic at least along a first segment thereof... Agent: Dr. D. Graeser Ltd.

20100286668 - Capsule medical apparatus: A capsule medical apparatus includes a living tissue drawing portion in which a space for drawing the living tissue into a body of the capsule medical apparatus is formed; a movable unit that includes an engaging unit, which can be engaged with the living tissue of the subject, and that... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

11/04/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20100280430 - Infusion apparatus: In an infusion apparatus, an infusion line (4) connects a container (2) of an infusion fluid to an extracorporeal blood circuit (23). A first valve (6) closes the infusion line downstream of an infusion pump (5). An expansion chamber (9), provided with a pressure sensor (10), is arranged between the... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100280431 - Methods and systems for establishing retrograde carotid arterial blood flow: Interventional procedures on the carotid arteries are performed through a transcervical access while retrograde blood flow is established from the internal carotid artery to a venous or external location. A system for use in accessing and treating a carotid artery includes an arterial access device, a shunt fluidly connected to... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c

20100280432 - Biosynchronous transdermal drug delivery: Systems and methods for treating diseases, addictions and disorders in humans and animals involving synchronizing and tailoring the administration of drug compounds with the body's natural circadian rhythms, in order to counteract symptoms when they are likely to be at their worst. Automated and pre programmable transdermal drug administration system... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100280433 - Prostate gland electrochemical-therapeutic device: A prostate gland electrochemical-therapeutic device is provided. The prostate gland electrochemical-therapeutic device includes a probe unit and an electrode unit. The probe unit is adapted for introducing a saline solution into a patient's prostate gland. The electrode unit then conducts an electrochemical reaction on the saline solution introduced in the... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys

20100280434 - Automatically pulsing different aspiration levels to an ocular probe: Methods and systems for automatically pulsing different aspiration levels to an ocular probe are disclosed. The probe may be a phacoemulsification probe. A first aspiration level, supplied by a first pump, may be applied to the probe simultaneously with ultrasonic energy. A second aspiration level, supplied by a second pump,... Agent: Abbott Medical Optics, Inc.

20100280435 - Automatically switching different aspiration levels and/or pumps to an ocular probe: Methods and apparatuses for automatically switching different aspiration levels to an ocular probe are disclosed herein. The probe may be a phacoemulsification probe. A first aspiration level, supplied by a first pump, may be applied to the probe simultaneously with ultrasonic energy. A second aspiration level, supplied by a second... Agent: Abbott Medical Optics, Inc.

20100280436 - Apparatus and method for reducing contamination of surgical sites: Apparatus and methods for protecting a patient from surgical site infection from airborne microbes during surgery. A sterile gas flow conditioning emitter for affixation onto an anatomical surface of a patient adjacent a site of incision is anatomically shape conforming for attaching a unidirectional coherent non-turbulent flow field of sterile... Agent: Tim L. Burgess, P.C.

20100280437 - Multichannel trocar: A multi-channel trocar developed for use in ‘minimal-access surgery/single incision laparoscopic surgery. The trocar permits surgical access of two or more articulating laparoscopic instruments or scopes through one skin incision using a dividing membrane to separate the working channels. This allows maximal use of robotic technology and permits more degrees... Agent: Smith Hopen, Pa

20100280438 - Bidirectional cerebral spinal fluid infusion catheter with cooling mechanism and method of use: A device and method for delivering a treatment solution includes a bi-directional catheter comprising at least a first lumen and a second lumen, wherein the first lumen comprises a proximal end having an inflow portal and a distal end having an outflow portal, and the second lumen comprises a side... Agent: Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP Attn:IPDepartment Docket Clerk

20100280439 - Surgical system for controlling fluid: wherein the second fluid container (15) can be filled via a filling line (18), wherein the filling line (18) is connected at one end (30) to the irrigation line (3), and wherein the filling line has a flow element (19) with a constant hydraulic resistance of between 0.5 and 50.0... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20100280441 - Overnight closed-loop insulin delivery with model predictive control and glucose measurement error model: A closed-loop system for insulin infusion overnight uses a model predictive control algorithm (“MPC”). Used with the MPC is a glucose measurement error model which was derived from actual glucose sensor error data. That sensor error data included both a sensor artifacts component, including dropouts, and a persistent error component,... Agent: Fulwider Patton LLP (adc)

20100280444 - Patient hydration system with abnormal reading detection: 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

20100280443 - Patient hydration system with redundant monitoring: 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

20100280445 - Patient hydration system with taper down 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

20100280440 - Posture-responsive therapy control based on patient input: Patient efficacy inputs are received over a period of time during which posture-responsive therapy is delivered to the patient while the patient occupies a plurality of posture states. The patient inputs are correlated with the times at which the inputs were received, a sensed posture state of the patient, and... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert , P.a

20100280442 - Replay device for transferring information between a sensor system and a fluid delivery system: A relay device transfers information between a sensor system, which measures a physiological characteristic level of a user, and a fluid delivery system, which infuses a fluid into a user. The relay device includes a sensor system receiver for receiving communications from the sensor system in a sensor system format.... Agent: Medtronic Minimed Inc.

20100280446 - Automated catheter length determination for implantable fluid delivery device: Examples disclosed herein include methods and systems for automatically estimating the length of an implantable catheter by measuring the pressure decay response to pumping fluid through the catheter. The decay time for a unit fluid pressure pulse generated within the catheter is proportional to the length of the catheter, i.e.... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert , P.a

20100280447 - Medical pump with fixed stroke length: A method comprises measuring a volume of fluid delivered per pump stroke for each of a plurality of substantially identical medical pumps. The substantially identical medical pumps each have a fixed stroke length. The method further comprises: storing indications of the measured volumes on one or more data storage mediums;... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert , P.a

20100280448 - Electric breast pump: A breast pump comprises a breast cup and a source of positive and vacuum to the breast cup. The pressure and vacuum are set to an initial value for a fixed period of time, and they are not adjusted by a user. The initial values are selected to allow the... Agent: Winston & Strawn LLP Patent Department

20100280449 - Flexible and steerable elongate instruments with shape control and support elements: An instrument having a flexible and elongated body includes at least a lumen and a flex member disposed within the lumen. The flex member may be capable of providing steering control to a first portion of the elongate body while providing load bearing support to a second portion of the... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20100280450 - Catheter apparatus: A catheter apparatus is provided with lumens for accommodating guidewires. The apparatus comprises an actuator controllable to move the distal ends of the lumens relative to each other. Accordingly, the separation of the guidewires can be controlled, enabling probing by the guidewires of different area of an occlusion in a... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson LLP

20100280451 - Occlusion perfusion catheter: Catheters for occluding, visualizing, irrigating, evacuating, and delivering agents to a treatment area are disclosed. The catheters comprise a catheter body comprising five lumens, first and second occlusion balloons coupled to the catheter body, an optional space-occupying balloon coupled to the catheter body and disposed between the first and second... Agent: Chester G. Moore Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

20100280452 - Medical devices having multiple layers: Described herein are medical devices which are configured for implantation or insertion into a subject, preferably a mammalian subject. The medical devices contain one or more multilayer regions, which contain: (a) one or more (typically a plurality of) charged nanoparticle layers and (b) one or more (typically a plurality of)... Agent: Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.

20100280453 - Self-destroying disposable syringe and self-destroying method thereof: A self-destroying disposable syringe includes a barrel which includes a hub disposed on the front end of the barrel, a flange is disposed on the inner wall of the hub; a needle base which connects to the hub of the barrel, and includes a connecting portion, a containing portion disposed... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.

20100280454 - Method and apparatus for warming or cooling a fluid: A method and system for heating or cooling a fluid to be delivered into the body of a patient is provided and may include a controller and a fluid delivery line assembly. The fluid delivery line may include sterile fluid pathway and for communicating a fluid from a source to... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20100280455 - Needle-stent device: An indwelling needle assembly includes an inner needle having a sharp needlepoint at a tip thereof, an inner needle hub fixed to an inner needle base, a hollow outer needle into which the inner needle is inserted, an outer needle hub fixed to the outer needle base, a tube connected... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100280456 - Access port valve assembly:

20100280457 - Method of coating microneedle: The present invention provides a method of coating microneedles by which the microneedles mounted on a microneedle device are coated accurately and easily in a mass-producible manner. In this method, a microneedle device (22) with a plurality of microneedles (21) is mounted on a table (23), while a mask plate... Agent: Townsend & Banta C/o Portfolio Ip

20100280458 - Out-of-plane microneedle manufacturing process: Out-of-plane microneedle manufacturing process comprising the simultaneous creation of a network of microneedles and the creation of a polygonal shaped hat (2) above each microneedle (1) under formation, said process comprising the following steps: providing bridges (3) between the hats (3), maintaining the bridges (3) during the remaining microneedle manufacturing... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100280459 - Medical tube support and method of use of same: The medical tube support disclosed herein acts as a stabilizer for various types of medical tubing. The invention is designed to attach the tubing to the patient's clothing or bedding to help maintain the integrity of medical access lines and to help alleviate patient discomfort. The invention is also useful... Agent: Joseph F. Gula, Iii

20100280460 - Automatic injection device: An automatic injection device (100) adapted to automatically eject a dose of a medicament by automatically inserting a needle (112) into the skin of a user, ejecting a dose of a medicament through the needle, and subsequently retracting the needle into a housing (122) of the device.... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department

20100280461 - Drug delivery device for delivery of a medicament: Various embodiments of drug delivery devices and methods of assembling such devices are provided. In one embodiment, a drug delivery device for dispensing medicament comprises a medicament cartridge, wherein the cartridge comprises (i) a distal end, (ii) a proximal end that is opposite the distal end along a body axis... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

20100280462 - Luer slip connector with roughened tip: Medical devices with male luer slip fittings with either a male conical tip having a roughened outer surface or a female luer fitting with a roughened surface and methods for manufacture and use are disclosed. The outer surface of the male conical tip or a surface of the female luer... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20100280463 - Valve body, process for producing valve body, and medical instrument including the valve body: A valve body, e.g. a valve body adapted to be disposed in a connector to be connected to a catheter, has an opening/closing part which opens upon inserting a member into the opening/closing part and which closes upon withdrawing the member from the opening/closing part. The valve body includes a... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100280464 - Intrauterine system: An intrauterine system is disclosed for use in the treatment of dysfunctional uterine bleeding; menorraghia; dysmenorrhoea; endometriosis; uterine fibroids; climacteric complaints; osteoporosis; and urogenital atrophy. The system is formed by a frame defining an interior space for receipt of a deposit of a therapeutically effective dose of a biologically active... Agent: Organon Usa, Inc. C/o Merck

20100280465 - Implantable vascular access device: The present invention provides an improved vascular access port comprising a port base with a metallic dish insert molded (or bonded) into the bottom of the reservoir. In one embodiment, a single reservoir is provided. In another embodiment, plural reservoirs are provided. The metallic bottom of the reservoir provides a... Agent: Grossman, Tucker, Perreault & Pfleger, PLLC

20100280466 - Method for delivering a substance to an eye: An ophthalmic delivery device includes a body defining a fluid reservoir and a pump in fluid communication with the reservoir. The delivery device also includes a nozzle that includes a dosage chamber for holding a dosage of fluid, a valve seat, and a valve cover. The valve cover extends about... Agent: Mccarter & English, LLP Hartford Cityplace I

20100280467 - Adhesive patch:

20100280468 - Wound dressing with vacuum reservoir: A wound dressing apparatus includes a wound dressing member dimensioned for positioning relative to a wound bed. The wound dressing member including an internal vacuum reservoir and has a port in communication with the vacuum reservoir for applying subatmospheric pressure to the vacuum reservoir to facilitate removal of fluid from... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20100280469 - Wound fillers: A wound filling device for use in apparatus for the application of topical negative pressure therapy to a site on the body of a mammal is described, the device comprising: an inflatable bag member having at least one fluid carrying conduit operably connected thereto to inflate/deflate said bag member; a... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100280470 - Elasticized absorbent article: An elasticized flexible absorbent article for minor urinary incontinence is provided. The elasticized flexible absorbent article comprises an inner permeable hydrophilic layer, an absorbent layer having a first side and a second side, the first side of the absorbent layer at least partially bonded to the inner permeable hydrophilic layer,... Agent: Wasserman, Comden & Casselman, L.L.P.

20100280471 - Channeled apertured film and personal care articles containing the film: An absorbent personal care article comprising an apertured polymer film having a first series of channels, each having a length, width and depth, on a first surface thereof and apertures having diameters at the bottoms of and along the length of said channels, said apertures extending through the thickness of... Agent: Navs, LLC

20100280472 - Disposable absorbent article: [Means for Solving Problems] A disposable absorbent article comprising, at an area including a crotch portion, an absorbent portion which has a liquid pervious face sheet (30), a liquid impervious sheet (11) and an absorbent structure (50) that is interposed therebetween is configured that on a surface of an absorbent... Agent: Renner Kenner Greive Bobak Taylor & Weber

20100280473 - Absorbent article comprising a contraphilic polymer: An absorbent article such as a diaper, panty diaper, panty liner, a sanitary napkin, an incontinence protection or the like, having in this order a liquid-permeable coversheet, optionally at least one further layer of a web or foam material, optionally an absorbent layer, and a liquid-impermeable coversheet, characterized in that... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100280474 - Absorbent article including a plurality of longitudinally extending channels: An absorbent article including a first end region, a second end region and a central region, a plurality of channels arranged in each of the first and second end regions, at least one channel arranged in the central region and extending in a longitudinal direction of the article, the at... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100280475 - Absorbent article and absorbent body: in a portion that is in the base body and on which the minimum section of the absorbent body is placed, a length between a pair of the compressed sections provided in the both side sections, along the width direction of the base body, being equal to or more than... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20100280476 - Undergarment liners: A disposable undergarment liner for preventing undergarment stains comprises (a) a nonwoven sheet that includes a top side, a bottom side, and an adhesive element permanently affixed to the bottom side and (b) a peel away paper that covers the adhesive element. The peel away paper is comprised of a... Agent: Jennifer J. Riel Riel Law

20100280477 - Nappy: A nappy comprising an outer cover (1) for wrapping around a wearer' s waist and bottom and for holding an inner absorbent layer (2) to the wearer, said outer cover (1) being securable about the wearer by fastening points (10,11) provided on front and rear areas thereof; wherein said outer... Agent: Saddlers Cottage East

20100280478 - Absorbent article comprising an activated region: An absorbent article comprising a chassis formed by a web comprising at least one continuous layer that forms a portion of a backsheet and a portion of laterally opposing side flaps. The web may be folded laterally inward to form the side flaps and side edges of the chassis. A... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20100280479 - Absorbent article: An absorbent article, comprising a substantially fluid impervious backsheet, a substantially fluid permeable topsheet, an acquisition layer for collecting and distributing fluid, a top core for absorbing fluid, a bottom core for absorbing fluid, elastic members. The acquisition layer, the top core and the bottom core are arranged between the... Agent: Maier & Maier, PLLC

20100280480 - Absorbent article comprising side sheets: A disposable article may comprise an absorbent assembly comprising an absorbent core. The article may also comprise a chassis comprising a longitudinal axis, a lateral axis, a front waist region comprising a front waist edge, a back waist region comprising a back waist edge, a crotch region between the waist... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20100280481 - Wearable article with highly extensible fastening member having stress distribution features: Wearable disposable absorbent articles such as disposable diapers, having elastically extensible fastening members (also sometimes known as fastening “ears”) with particular features, extending from a chassis or main portion of the articles, are disclosed. The fastening members may be highly extensible and have an overall geometry, characterized by greater length... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20100280482 - Wearable article with highly extensible fastening member having stress distribution features: Wearable disposable absorbent articles such as disposable diapers, having elastically extensible fastening members (also sometimes known as fastening “ears”) with particular features, extending from a chassis or main portion of the articles, are disclosed. The fastening members may be highly extensible and have an overall geometry characterized by greater length... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20100280483 - Wearable article with highly extensible fastening member having stress distribution features: Wearable disposable absorbent articles such as disposable diapers, having elastically extensible fastening members (also sometimes known as fastening “ears”) with particular features, extending from a chassis or main portion of the articles, are disclosed. The fastening members may be highly extensible and have an overall geometry characterized by greater length... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20100280484 - Wearable article with highly extensible fastening member having stress distribution features: Wearable disposable absorbent articles such as disposable diapers, having elastically extensible fastening members (also sometimes known as fastening “ears”) with particular features, extending from a chassis or main portion of the articles, are disclosed. The fastening members may be highly extensible and have an overall geometry characterized by greater length... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20100280485 - Multilayer film for functional medical solution container and a container comprising the same: The present invention relates to a multilayer film for medical solution container and a container comprising the same, more particularly, to the multilayer film for medical solution comprising an outer layer comprising polypropylene, polypropylene copolymer or a mixture thereof; an intermediate layer comprising a mixture of 30˜70% by weight of... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20100280488 - Apparatus and methods for delivering fluid and material to a subject: The present invention provides fluid and material delivery methods and devices for practicing the methods. The invention provides a method of delivering cellular material comprising injecting the cellular material into a subject such that the injected cells retain their inherent morphologic characteristics upon injection. The method comprises the steps of... Agent: Pabst Patent Group LLP

20100280487 - Method of removing a stylette from a catheter: A hydrophilic coated stylette is pre-loaded in an implantable catheter. The hydrophilic coated stylette is wetted with saline to activate the hydrophilic coating. The stylette loaded catheter is tunneled, typically through muscle and tissue, to a desired target site within the body. The hydrophilic coated stylette is then removed from... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100280486 - System and method for delivering and monitoring medication: A method of delivering medication to a patient utilizing a medication delivery system is provided. A first medication to be delivered to the patient is supplied. The patient's identity is verified. The first medication is selected on a user interface to be delivered to the patient. The volume of the... Agent: Brian R. Woodworth

20100280490 - Diameter-controlled balloon catheter: A probe for use in connection with anal irrigation is provided. The probe may be used for irrigating the rectum, the urethra, the vagina or a stoma. The probe comprises a tip part and shaft part and a balloon. The probe has two configurations, a first configuration in which the... Agent: Coloplast A/s Attention: Corporate Patents

20100280491 - Irrigation system: An irrigation system for irrigation of a body cavity, the system comprising a reservoir with an inlet for pouring liquid into the reservoir, an insertion member defining an insertion end for insertion into a body cavity through a body opening of a human being, the insertion member defining at least... Agent: Coloplast A/s Attention: Corporate Patents

20100280489 - Waste management system: A waste management system includes a waste transport device and a waste collection device. The waste management system may include a securement device for maintaining the position of the waste transport device following insertion. The waste transport device may include a modular medication delivery apparatus with a disposable delivery device... Agent: Rutan & Tucker, LLP.

20100280492 - Delivery system and method therefor: A delivery system includes a material delivery system, wherein the delivery system is adapted to dispense a flowable material. Also included is a cover adapted to at least partially cover the material delivery system, and a messaging system adapted to play a message upon activation thereof.... Agent: Jerome E. Sacks

20100280493 - Methods and systems for treating injured cardiac tissue: Methods and systems are disclosed for treating cardiac tissue by delivering a platelet composition which induces neovascularization in the cardiac tissue followed by a cell preparation which induces regeneration in the re-vascularized tissue. The platelet composition can additionally contain structural materials and/or bioactive agents.... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department

20100280494 - Catheter and array for anticancer therapy: A catheter array system adapted for implanting a plurality of catheters within the tissue of a patient in a spatially defined array, comprising a plurality of catheters, a catheter guide template adapted to guide the implantation of catheters, and a liquid supply system including a pressurizer and a manifold, is... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20100280495 - Medical devices and delivery systems for delivering medical devices: Medical devices and delivery systems for delivering medical devices to a target location within a subject. In some embodiments the medical devices can be locked in a fully deployed and locked configuration. In some embodiments the delivery systems are configured with a single actuator to control the movement of multiple... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP

20100280496 - Tissue transfer cannula: Cannula and handle systems and cannulas having substantially continuous interior pathways or channels are provided. The interior pathway may extend from the inlet to the cannula to the outlet, such that tissue collected at the inlet is carried to the outlet without contacting other components. Moreover, the substantially continuous nature... Agent: Sheridan Ross PC

20100280497 - Transcecal ileostomy set: Described herein is a transcecal ileostomy set including a balloon catheter equipped with a blocking balloon, which serves for obstruction of a small intestine, and a fixation balloon, which serves for fixation of the balloon catheter inside the large intestine when inflated. Furthermore, it includes a holder, adapted to be... Agent: Davis Wright Tremaine LLP/los Angeles

20100280498 - Catheter and a method and an apparatus for making such catheter: The present invention concerns a catheter for medical purposes, such as for insertion into a body opening for draining fluids, wherein the catheter comprises a flexible tube having a distal end region wherein the tube is provided with at least one draining opening, characterised in that the peripheral edge on... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20100280499 - System and method for glycemic control: Disclosed is a glucose monitoring system. The system includes a glucose sensor to periodically perform a plurality of glucose measurements in interstitial fluid, and a processor to determine one or more HbA1c values representative of a patient's glycosylated hemoglobin levels based on the periodic glucose measurements. In some embodiments, the... Agent: Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo

20100280500 - Medical device therapy based on posture and timing: This disclosure describes techniques implemented by a medical device, such as an implantable medical device (IMD). The IMD may be configured to detect a posture state of a patient, and deliver posture-responsive therapy. In particular, the IMD not only detects the posture state of a patient, but also detects timing... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert , P.a

20100280502 - Modular medical pump: An implantable medical device comprises a fluid reservoir configured to store a therapeutic agent; a port configured to deliver the therapeutic agent to a patient; a medical pump subassembly configured to actively transfer the therapeutic fluid from the fluid reservoir to the port; and a housing that contains the fluid... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert , P.a

20100280501 - Modular medical pump assembly: A medical pump subassembly comprises a magnetic cup forming a recess. The magnetic cup includes a protrusion within the recess. The cup forms a central aperture through the protrusion. The medical pump subassembly further comprises an electromagnetic coil within the recess and circumscribing the protrusion, a weld ring surrounding the... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert , P.a

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