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Surgery December patent applications/inventions, industry category 12/10

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12/30/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20100331753 - A blood purification method and apparatus for the treatment of malaria: Methods for treating malaria are provided, the treatment comprising the step of removing malaria-infected red blood cells from the patient s blood. Blood is drawn from the patient s circulatory system and circulated through a blood purification device that selectively eliminates the infected red blood cells from all other blood... Agent: Acker Wood Intellectual Property Law

20100331754 - Method and systems for controlling ultrafiltration using central venous pressure measurements: The volume of fluid removed from a patient during ultrafiltration is controlled automatically on the basis of central venous pressure (CVP) measurements. In one embodiment, a central venous catheter (CVC) is used for accessing blood during dialysis. A sensor located at the tip of the catheter or inside the dialysis... Agent: Novel Ip

20100331755 - Methods for selective thermal treatment: Systems and methods for selective cooling of a target site include a catheter having a supply lumen and a delivery lumen, with inlet and exit ports. Blood is withdrawn from the supply lumen and cooled or heated in a control unit. The treated blood is sent to the targeted area... Agent: Daniel J Swirsky

20100331756 - Methods and apparatus for anchoring within the gastrointestinal tract: The present invention relates to an anchor configured for minimally-invasive implantation and sized to remain securely positioned within at least a portion of the gastrointestinal tract of an animal. The anchor includes a radial spring formed from an elongated resilient member shaped into an annular wave pattern about a central... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.

20100331757 - Dialysis valve and method: A dialysis valve includes a tube attached between an artery and a vein which, when elongated, simultaneously narrows in diameter at at least one location. The narrowed portion of the tube decreases the volume and velocity between the arterial and venous side of the patient to prevent damage or intimal... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C. (tc)

20100331760 - Biodegradable implant for treating or preventing reperfusion injury: A biodegradable implant for iontophoretic therapeutic agent delivery is provided. The implant comprises a biodegradable battery and at least one biodegradable iontophoresis electrode assembly. The biodegradable battery comprises first and second biodegradable electrodes and a biodegradable polymer electrolyte layer between the first and second biodegradable electrodes. The biodegradable iontophoresis electrode... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100331759 - Corrosion resistant electrodes for iontophoretic transdermal delivery devices and methods of use: Embodiments of the invention provide electrode assemblies and associated methods for the iontophoretic transdermal delivery of therapeutic agents. Many embodiments provide a corrosion resistant electrode for the iontophoretic transdermal delivery of various therapeutic agents. Such embodiments allow for the iontophoretic transdermal delivery of therapeutic agents such as iron compounds for... Agent: Mahamedi Paradice Kreisman LLP

20100331758 - Irreversible electroporation using nanoparticles: The present invention provides methods, devices, and systems for in vivo treatment of cell proliferative disorders. The invention can be used to treat solid tumors, such as brain tumors. The methods rely on non-thermal irreversible electroporation (IRE) to cause cell death in treated tumors. In embodiments, the methods comprise the... Agent: New River Valley Intellectual Property Law

20100331761 - Apparatus and method for dermatological wound healing: A method is provided for treating a dermatological wound. A first step of the method includes providing an iontophoretic apparatus. The iontophoretic apparatus includes at least one surface for contacting a surface of the dermatological wound, a current source electrically coupled to the apparatus, a suction mechanism operably coupled to... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.

20100331762 - Refillable reservoir lead systems: Medical electrical lead systems and related methods are described. The medical electrical lead systems may be configured to be at least partially implanted in a body of a subject. Some variations of the medical electrical lead systems may comprise a lead body comprising a proximal end and a distal end... Agent: Neuropace, Inc.

20100331764 - Controlling a phacoemulsification surgical system by transitioning between pulse and burst modes: Methods of manipulating pulses of ultrasonic energy for use with an ophthalmic surgical device.... Agent: Alcon

20100331763 - Ultrasound catheter with embedded conductors: An ultrasound catheter comprises an elongate tubular body is disclosed. The elongate tubular body has a proximal region and a distal region opposite the proximal region. The tubular body defines a central lumen having a central lumen surface that is electrically conductive. The ultrasound catheter further comprises an elongate, hollow... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100331766 - Applicator: An applicator insertable into a living body includes a nozzle having an elongated nozzle main body and a nozzle head on a front end side of the nozzle main body and through which liquid together with gas is expelled, with the nozzle main body including a flexible curved section. The... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100331765 - Unit dose drug delivery platform: The delivery systems of the present disclosure are configurable to administer either single-dose or multiple-doses of one or more substances to a user, for example to the eye, nose, mouth, ear or rectum of the user. The precise and repeatable dosing features of the presently disclosed delivery systems overcome many... Agent: Vinson & Elkins, L.L.P.

20100331767 - Intracorporeal gas exchange devices, systems and methods: A system for intracorporeal gas exchange includes a flexible, rotatable shaft; a plurality of axially spaced agitation mechanisms positioned on the rotatable shaft, such that the rotatable shaft can flex between the axially spaced agitation mechanisms; a plurality of hollow gas permeable fibers adapted to permit diffusion of gas between... Agent: Henry E. Bartony, Jr

20100331768 - Method for checking and/or monitoring the tightness of a plurality of pneumatically or hydraulically actuated actuators, and machine, especially medical treatment machine: The present invention relates to a method for checking and/or monitoring the leak tightness of a plurality of pneumatically or hydraulically actuated actuators of a machine, in particular a plurality of valve actuators of a medical treatment machine, wherein pressure is exerted on the actuators in different combinations during the... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20100331769 - Nozzle for high-speed jetting devices: A nozzle for jetting devices is described comprising e.g. one patterned silicon substrate enabling semiconductor mass production. The method of manufacturing the nozzle is characterized by using one mask layer deposited on the silicon substrate. The etching of the silicon substrate is done by means of a first isotropic etching... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100331770 - Implantable drug delivery devices and methods of making the same: A drug delivery device is provided that includes a device body, a number of solid, compressed drug tablets, and a retention frame. The device body includes a drug reservoir lumen and a retention frame lumen. The number of solid, compressed drug tablets are positioned in the drug reservoir lumen, and... Agent: Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

20100331771 - Integrated devices having extruded electrode structures and methods of using same: The present disclosure provides electrode structures and integrated electrode structures having one or more conductive materials coextruded with one or more dielectric materials. The disclosed electrode structures can be configured for use as analyte sensors. Also provided, are methods of making and using the electrode structures and integrated electrode structures... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc. Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

20100331772 - Drug-transfer device, drug-delivery system incorporating the same, methods of fabricating the same, and methods of enabling administration of a drug: Devices capable of deterring or preventing bulk extraction of drugs from, for example, drug-delivery systems are exemplarily disclosed. In one embodiment, such a device may include a package releasably retaining a drug and an agent. The agent is configured to suppress a physiological effect of the drug when the agent... Agent: Marger Johnson & Mccollom/parc

20100331773 - Medical mixing device: A drug storage and delivery device (1) comprising a reservoir (102) containing a liquid, a vial (101) containing a dry drug, such as a lyophilized drug, means (110) for forcing the liquid from the reservoir to the vial, via an established fluid connection, and valve means (106-108) to ensure a... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department

20100331775 - Implantable self-powered biodegradable medical device to treat or prevent reperfusion injury: In one embodiment, the present disclosure provides a biodegradable, self-powered medical device for preventing or reducing reperfusion injury, comprising a galvanic cell, the galvanic cell comprising: a first biodegradable electrode member; and a second biodegradable electrode member comprising a biodegradable conductive polymer and an electrode-releasable therapeutic agent, wherein the galvanic... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100331774 - Sterile appliance delivery device for endoscopic procedures: A surgical device comprising a container and a tether used for delivering a sterile appliance into a body cavity during endoscopic procedures. Once positioned in the body cavity, a force is applied to the container through the tether. The force opens the container and releases the sterile appliance into the... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100331776 - Steerable medical delivery devices and methods of use: Steerable medical delivery devices and their methods of use.... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP

20100331777 - Nose device: The nose device has a conical portion with a distal end intended to be arranged adjacent a nose bone and a proximal end intended to be arranged adjacent a nostril. A screw winding is arranged centrally at the outer surface of the conical portion. A tab portion is arranged at... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.

20100331778 - Passive reuse prevention syringe that uses a flange lock: A syringe assembly includes a syringe barrel having an inside surface defining a chamber, an open proximal end, a distal end, and an outlet; a plunger assembly disposed at least partially within the syringe barrel, including an elongate plunger rod having a locking flange formed thereon; and a plunger head... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20100331779 - Method and system for removing air from a flow path of a fluid injection device: A method of removing air from a flow path of a medical fluid injection system is described. An exemplary method performed by the medical fluid injection device includes delivering a first amount of fluid to a fluid flow path, isolating fluid flow along the flow path, forming a vacuum condition... Agent: Acist Medical Systems, Inc.

20100331780 - Catheterization system: The present disclosure relates to catheterization systems and components thereof. In one embodiment of the present disclosure, a catheterization system is disclosed that includes a catheter including a body with proximal and distal ends and defining first and second lumens extending therethrough, and a stylet. The stylet includes first and... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20100331781 - Safety catheter: A device and method for positioning a catheter to establish a fluid access site into the vasculature of a patient includes a luer assembly that incorporates the catheter. Also included is a shuttle assembly that has a stylet for stiffening the catheter. In combination, the stiffened catheter and the shuttle... Agent: Nydegger & Associates

20100331782 - Biopsy guidance by image-based x-ray guidance system and photonic needle: A system for providing integrated guidance for positioning a needle in a body has two levels of guidance: a coarse guidance and a fine guidance. The system comprises a non-invasive imaging system for obtaining an image of the biopsy device in the body, for providing the coarse guidance. Furthermore, the... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100331783 - Valve assembly including diameter reduction structure for trocar: A surgical seal assembly includes a sleeve housing adapted to be operatively connected to a surgical sleeve, a seal housing adapted for releasable mounting to the sleeve housing and having a seal member with inner portions adapted to permit passage of a surgical object in substantial sealed relation therewith, and... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp D/b/a Covidien

20100331784 - Tearaway introducer sheath with hemostasis valve: A tearaway introducer sheath assembly (100,200) having an integrated valve (300). The valve is seated within a valve housing (222) defined by the hub portion (200) of the sheath (200). The valve (300) includes a pair of distally extending opposed side walls or flaps (324) extending to converge at a... Agent: Fox Rothschild LLP Blue Bell

20100331785 - Dressing for protecting the skin around objects projecting out therefrom: The present invention relates to a dressing (1) for protecting the skin around objects projecting out from the skin, the dressing including a first liquid impermeable film layer (2) coated with a skin friendly adhesive (3) on the lower side thereof, i.e. the side intended to adhere to the skin... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100331786 - Spindle and bearing combination and drug delivery device: An improved spindle and bearing combination for a drug delivery device is provided that has a first connection between the spindle and bearing comprising a web and a second connection that replaces the first connection when the web is severed that allows the spindle to rotate relative to the bearing.... Agent: Andrea Q. Ryan Sanofi-aventis U.s. LLC

20100331789 - Dose setting mechanism for priming a drug delivery device: A method and system for priming a drug delivery device. The drug delivery device includes a forced priming feature that requires the user to move the dose dial sleeve axially to cause the spindle to pre-load a cartridge bung before a first dose can be dialed.... Agent: Andrea Q. Ryan Sanofi-aventis U.s. LLC

20100331792 - Drug delivery device inner housing having helical spline: A dose setting mechanism for a drug delivery device is disclosed. The mechanism comprises an outer housing and an inner housing having an external groove and a helical spline. The inner housing helical spline guides a driver to dispense a set dose. A dial sleeve is disposed between the outer... Agent: Andrea Q. Ryan Sanofi-aventis U.s. LLC

20100331791 - Drug delivery device with dose dial sleeve rotational stop: A method and system for a dose setting mechanism of a drug delivery device. The dose setting mechanism includes an inner housing having a helical groove along an external surface of the housing. The inner housing includes a rotational stop feature near one end of the helical groove. The dose... Agent: Andrea Q. Ryan Sanofi-aventis U.s. LLC

20100331787 - Female adaptor for feeding line: An adaptor for discriminating connection of an oral tip having a length greater than 0.50 (12.70 mm) to a feeding line and for preventing sealed connection with a standard semi-rigid luer tip having a length less than or equal to 0.50 in (12.70 mm) is disclosed. The adaptor includes a... Agent: Tyco Healthcare - Edward S. Jarmolowicz

20100331788 - Resettable drug delivery device: A resetting mechanism for a reusable drug delivery device. The device comprises a spindle and a spindle guide engaging the spindle. During a resetting step of the resetting mechanism, the spindle rotates while the spindle guide does not rotate.... Agent: Andrea Q. Ryan Sanofi-aventis U.s. LLC

20100331790 - Spindle for a drug delivery device: A spindle for driving a bung of a cartridge. The spindle includes a generally circular shaft having an outer surface. The generally circular shaft extends from a distal end to a proximal end of said circular shaft. A first helical groove is provided along a first portion of the outer... Agent: Andrea Q. Ryan Sanofi-aventis U.s. LLC

20100331793 - Laser catheter for bypass surgery and assembly comprising said catheter: The invention is directed to a laser catheter (1) for bypass surgery, wherein the distal part (2) of the catheter (1) is provided with: a tubular arrangement (3) of optical fibres (4) having distal ends (5) defining a ring-shaped light emergence surface (6) for emitting a tubular bundle of light... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP

20100331794 - Flow elements for use with flexible spinal needles, needle assemblies and methods thereof: A flow element (50) for use with flexible needles and flexible needle assemblies (10) to minimize flow occlusion within a flexible needle (15) is provided. The flow element (50) is particularly suited for uses with a flexible needle (15) for minimizing incidence of post-dural puncture headache. The flow element (50)... Agent: Traskbritt, P.C.

20100331795 - Hair removal device: The invention relates to a hair removal device (1) having a hair removal unit (30) and a skin cooling unit (10), wherein the skin cooling unit (10) has a skin contact surface (11), and the skin cooling unit (10) is equipped to apply an application substance (80) onto the skin... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20100331796 - Ocular drug delivery device: An ocular device for insertion into an eye is provided and includes a body having an anterior surface and a posterior surface for placement on one of superior sclera and inferior sclera of the eye. The posterior surface is defined by a base curve that is substantially identical to a... Agent: Leason Ellis LLP

20100331797 - Self contained wound dressing apparatus: The composite wound dressing apparatus promotes healing of a wound via the use of a vacuum pump. The vacuum pump applies a vacuum pressure to the wound to effectively draw wound fluid or exudate away from the wound bed. The vacuum pump is tethered to the wound dressing and is... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20100331798 - Packaging and kit for a female urine voiding apparatus: Packaging for an extra-labial fluid voiding apparatus includes a tube having a cylindrical wall, a closed end, and an open end. The cylindrical wall and closed end define a cavity that can contain the voiding apparatus. The cylindrical wall is pliable and has an inner diameter. A cap is adapted... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.

20100331799 - Systems and methods for varying the repeat pitch distance of a substrate for use with absorbent articles: Apparatuses and methods for producing an absorbent article are provided. Graphics are printed on a substrate, where consecutive graphics are separated in the machine direction by a first repeat pitch length. The substrate is activated, or incrementally stretched, in a first direction to define a second repeat pitch distance. The... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20100331800 - Compositions comprising a farnesene interpolymer: Provided herein are composition comprising a farnesene interpolymer. The farnesene interpolymer can be derived from a farnesene and at least one vinyl monomer. In some embodiments, the mole percent ratio of the farnesene to the at least one vinyl monomer is from about 1:4 to about 100:1. In certain embodiments,... Agent: Jones Day

20100331801 - Absorbent article: According to an absorptive article (disposable diaper) 10 of the present invention, an absorber (absorptive structure) 12 is provided with a first region 55 disposed on an internal surface sheet 41 side and having a higher content ratio of the superabsorptive polymer than a content ratio of the hydrophilic fiber,... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/ann Arbor

20100331802 - Water-absorbent resin suitable for use in hygienic materials: The present invention provides a water-absorbent resin produced by a reversed-phase suspension polymerization method, which contains a small amount of a petroleum hydrocarbon dispersion medium remaining therein used in reversed-phase suspension polymerization, and thus reducing an odor originating from the petroleum hydrocarbon dispersion medium, when the water-absorbent resin absorbs water,... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100331803 - Absorbent pad: [Means for Solving Problem] An absorbent pad 200 where a hook tape 32 is exposed on an outer surface of the absorbent pad 200 configured by forming an attachment panel 31, that can be divided, via a folding portion 31c, into an extended portion 31a provided with the hook tape... Agent: Arthur M Reginelli

20100331804 - Absorbent article: An absorbent article (1), such as an incontinence protector, sanitary napkin or the like, includes a liquid permeable top sheet (3), a backing sheet (4) and an absorbent core (5,6,7) enclosed therebetween. The absorbent core includes an upper absorbent layer (5) proximal to the top sheet and a lower absorbent... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100331805 - Absorbent article: It is intended to provide an absorbent article which has a barrier sheet for insulating the wearer's skin from excretory substances and in which the opening area in the connecting section formed in the barrier sheet is prevented from narrowing. An absorbent article which comprises a barrier sheet (3) which... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20100331809 - Conformable stents and methods for making: Materials and methods for making conformable stents. The stents can be generated by, for example, injecting a fluid into a scaffold on the outer surface of an angioplasty balloon inflated at the site of a stenosis, and allowing the fluid to harden or set, thus generating a stent that can... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C. (tc)

20100331808 - Dispenser and method for storing and dispensing sterile product: A dispenser is provided for the delivery of controlled, metered amounts of any of numerous different substances to humans or animals, such as medicaments, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and food products, or to deliver materials that may react upon exposure to air, such as glue. Means are provided in the dispenser to... Agent: Mccarter & English, LLP Hartford Cityplace I

20100331806 - Drive mechanism for a drug delivery device: A dose setting mechanism for a drug delivery device is disclosed. The mechanism comprises an outer housing and an inner housing having an external groove. The inner housing guides a driver having either a blocking or locking member disposed inside the driver that can lock a flexible tab to an... Agent: Andrea Q. Ryan Sanofi-aventis U.s. LLC

20100331807 - Treatment of movement disorders by brain stimulation: Systems for treating a movement disorder include a system control unit configured to be implanted at least partially within a patient and to generate at least one stimulus in accordance with one or more stimulation parameters adjusted to treat the movement disorder. The systems further include a programmable memory unit... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP/bsc - Neuromodulation

20100331811 - Corrosion resistant electrodes for iontophoretic transdermal delivery devices and methods of use: Embodiments of the invention provide electrode assemblies and associated methods for the iontophoretic transdermal delivery of therapeutic agents. Many embodiments provide a corrosion resistant electrode for the iontophoretic transdermal delivery of various therapeutic agents. Such embodiments allow for the iontophoretic transdermal delivery of therapeutic agents such as iron compounds for... Agent: Mahamedi Paradice Kreisman LLP

20100331810 - Method and apparatus for oscillatory iontophoretic transdermal delivery of a therapeutic agent: Embodiments of the invention provide a device, system and method for the transdermal iontophoretic delivery of therapeutic agents. One embodiment provides a method comprising applying first and second patches to the skin. The first patch comprises a delivery electrode, a therapeutic agent and two lateral electrodes. The second patch comprises... Agent: Ekstrom Law Group

20100331812 - Pharmaceutical formulations for iontophoretic delivery of an immunomodulator: The present invention describes pharmaceutical formulations and methods suitable for iontophoretic delivery of the formulations to a subject. The formulations comprise an immunomodulator, such as imiquimod, and optionally include various agents and excipients. The formulations can be used as a treatment for skin diseases and conditions such as actinic keratosis,... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath Attn: Intellectual Property Group

20100331813 - Intravascular cerebral catheter device and method of use: Cerebral Catheter devices and methods for use are provided. The catheter devices provided may include an anti-thrombotic agent coating on the exterior surface. The catheter devices may include unique tip configurations to allow improved fluid delivery capabilities. Further, the catheter devices may also or alternatively include one or more sensor... Agent: Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

20100331814 - Systems and methods for atraumatic implantation of bio-active agents: Methods and apparatus are provided for delivering a bioactive agent in a needle track formed in a target tissue mass, following formation of the needle track, by avoiding impingement of the agent against target tissue at high velocity or by using capillary action to draw the bioactive agent out of... Agent: Jones Day

20100331815 - Transluminal delivery of oncoltyic viruses for cancer therapy: Methods, apparatus and compositions are provided for treatment of cancer of a selected organ by intraluminal delivery of oncolytic agents through a blood vessel or duct leading to the cancer tissue. During the time the oncolytic agents are being applied to the targeted tissue downstream, the designated vessel or duct... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C. (ny)

20100331816 - Rapamycin coated expandable devices: Medical devices may be utilized for local and regional therapeutic agent delivery. These therapeutic agents or compounds may reduce a biological organism's reaction to the introduction of the medical device to the organism. In addition, these therapeutic drugs, agents and/or compounds may be utilized to promote healing, including the prevention... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100331817 - Therapeutic agent delivery device with a dual balloon having distal taper apertures: The present disclosure generally provides a multiple balloon assembly used as part of the distal region of a medical device that is capable of delivering a therapeutic agent into a body vessel having bodily fluid. The multiple balloon assembly comprises an inner balloon and an outer balloon. The outer balloon... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20100331818 - Needle for ophthalmic procedures: The present invention provides a needle suitable for performing ophthalmic surgical procedures. The needle includes a flexible curved tube and an adapter which can attach the needle to a syringe for delivering anesthetic. The flexible curved tube may be of plastic, particularly PTFE, and is typically attached to the adapter... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100331819 - Drug delivery system and method of treatment of vascular diseases using photodynamic therapy: This invention relates to photodynamic therapy (PDT), more specifically PDT for atherosclerotic plaque via delivering PDT-loaded nanoparticles such as liposomes, polymersomes, micelles and polymeric nanoparticles into the diseased vascular tissue. This invention provides method and formulations for delivering multiple drugs and delivering drugs to specific targeted site.... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP

20100331821 - Catheter assembly: A catheter assembly (1), including an outer catheter (2) and an inner catheter (6) capable of being inserted into the outer catheter (2). The catheter assembly is characterized in that an outer catheter hub (5) and an inner catheter hub (9) are fixedly fitted to each other so that the... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100331820 - Compliant surgical device: A compliant surgical device such as a flexible entry guide employs tendons to operate or steer the device and attaches asymmetric or constant force spring systems to control tension in the tendons. As a result, the surgical device can be compliant and respond to external forces during a surgical procedure... Agent: Patent Dept Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc

20100331824 - Infusion medium delivery system, device and method with needle inserter and needle inserter device and method: An infusion medium delivery system, device and method for delivering an infusion medium to a patient-user, includes a needle inserter device and method for inserting a needle and/or cannula into a patient-user to convey the infusion medium to the patient-user. The needle inserter device and method operate to insert a... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20100331822 - Multi-component sterile connector assembly and anti-slip cover: A multi-component connector apparatus having a base component, an intermediate component and an end member are assembled end to end by rotational engagement. An elastic sheath extends over and covers portions of the base member, the intermediate member and the end member in a manner that precludes inadvertent decoupling of... Agent: Gibbons P.C.

20100331823 - Proximally trimmable catheter including pre-attached bifurcation and related methods: A proximally trimmable catheter is disclosed. In one embodiment, the catheter includes a multi-lumen catheter tube, one or more extension tubes, and a hub for fluidly connecting the two. In a first unlocked state, the hub is axially slidable along the catheter tube. The hub includes tube pins that are... Agent: Rutan & Tucker, LLP.

20100331825 - Indwelling urinary catheter with self-retaining mechanism: A urinary catheter with an improved retaining and activating feature is provided which is a safe device with reduced irritation and discomfort to a patient. The retaining mechanism positioned at the proximal end of the catheter assumes a “close” state for introduction and removal of the catheter into and from... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20100331827 - Administration of drugs to a patient: The invention relates to a method and an electronic pill (20) for the administration of at least one drug (3) to a patient, wherein the delivery profile of the drug is determined according to at least one individual parameter of the patient. The individual parameter may particularly relate to the... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100331826 - Apparatus for infusing liquid to a body: An infusion device having a housing with a reusable control portion and an expendable reservoir portion includes a precise drive for an infusion pump. The drive includes a piezoelectric bender assembly, a limiter and at least one contact stop. The piezoelectric bender assembly includes a cantilevered piezoelectric bender having an... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP

  
12/23/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20100324465 - Apparatus for controlling blood flow in an extracorporeal blood circuit: Equipment for controlling blood flow in an extra-corporeal blood circuit, comprising at least a first sensor (11), designed to measure an arterial pressure (Part) upstream of a peristaltic pump (9); at least a second sensor (12), designed to measure an angular velocity (Ω) of the peristaltic pump; a memory (14)... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100324466 - Multi-port fluid access device and method: The invention provides a multi-port fluid access device for medical use, such as in a blood-flow circuit during dialysis. The device has a main tubular body and a needle access port and a needleless access port located at positions axially offset from each other. Each port has a tubular body... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.

20100324467 - Applicator having extended gripping formations: An applicator for a feminine hygiene device. The applicator includes an insertion member that can have an outer surface, an insertion end, a withdrawal end opposite the insertion end, and a barrel region adapted to house the feminine hygiene device. In addition, the insertion member can have an indentation region... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20100324468 - Nesting tampon applicator: A tampon applicator comprising a barrel having a generally tubular main body disposed intermediate an insertion end and a gripping end where the barrel is configured to contain a tampon capable of being expelled through the insertion end. A plunger having a generally tubular main body is partially disposed within... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20100324470 - Dosage control electrode for iontophoresis device: An electrode assembly for use in an iontophoresis device for the transcutaneous administration of an active therapeutic species has a base layer of including a linking conductive base material which is consumed (oxidizes or reduces) preferentially to water, a first upper layer of sacrificial material coated on a first portion... Agent: Nikolai & Mersereau, P.A.

20100324469 - Drug product, a method of administrating a vaccine using the drug product, and an apparatus for iontophoresis: It is an object of the present invention to provide a method and an apparatus capable of noninvasively administrating vaccine through the skin, and thereby making the immune response activate. A drug product according to the present invention is characterized in that the drug product has a support medium, an... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100324472 - Delivery and administration of compositions using interventional catheters: Systems and methods for delivery of therapeutic and/or diagnostic compositions to an interventional site having diseased or newly treated tissue are provided. Integrated interventional catheter systems incorporating surfaces coated with a therapeutic composition, or tissue penetration members for scoring or disrupting tissue prior to or during administration of a therapeutic... Agent: Speckman Law Group PLLC

20100324471 - Systems and methods for delivering drugs to selected locations within the body: A transvascular system for delivering a drug to a tissue region from a blood vessel includes a catheter having a distal portion with puncturing, orientation, drug delivery, and imaging elements. The puncturing element is deployable for penetrating the vessel wall to access the tissue region. The orientation element has a... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department

20100324473 - Arthroscopic fluid control device and method for controlling fluid flow in arthroscopic procedures: A fluid control device is attached to tubes carrying irrigation solution to form the system. The control device splits the flow through a fiber optic scope and a fluid control unit. The fluid control unit controls rate of flow and direction. The operator utilizing a fluid rate and flow direction... Agent: Welsh, Flaxman &gitler, LLC

20100324474 - Device for liquid medical substance venous administration: A method for administering a liquid medical substance in a vein. The method comprises inserting a plurality of tubular ducts into a target venous lumen, conducting a liquid medical substance via at least one of the plurality of tubular ducts (106, 215, 419, 602) for the administering thereof toward a... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.

20100324475 - Polymer releasing orthopedic treatment system: The present invention provides an orthopedic treatment system and a method for selectively releasing a growth agent to a surgical site associated with a bone structure that was borne by endoscopically debrided osseus tissue and adapted for receiving the growth agent.... Agent: Intellectual Property Center, LLC

20100324476 - Fluidics control via wireless telemetry: In various embodiments, a pressure sensor may be configured to detect pressure information associated with pressure in an eye during an ophthalmic surgical procedure. The pressure information may be wirelessly communicated, through a transmitter coupled to the pressure sensor, to a receiver communicatively coupled to a surgical console. The receiver... Agent: Alcon

20100324477 - Breast milk collection apparatus and components thereof: A breast milk collection apparatus includes a milk collection bottle, a breast shield, and a suction transfer assembly for mounting on the bottle. The suction transfer assembly includes a housing for connecting to the vacuum pump and the breast shield. Included in the suction transfer housing is a reversible diaphragm... Agent: Ferrells, PLLC

20100324478 - Breast pump: An electronically controlled breast pump for generating cyclical suction includes a cumulative vacuum pump and a plurality of switches including at least an expression mode cycle time selection switch, a peak vacuum level selection switch, and a stimulation mode switch. A controller coupled to the cumulative vacuum pump controls the... Agent: Ferrells, PLLC

20100324479 - Manual breast pump: A manual breast pump, including a housing; a funnel connected to the housing and forming a passage for breast milk; a cup for receiving a breast; a lid connected to an upper portion of the housing; a handle assembly connected to the lid; a substantially semi-circular finger grip connected to... Agent: Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero & Perle, LLP

20100324480 - Automatic injection syringe assembly: An apparatus for applying medicament delivery pressure to a plunger pad of a plunger of a syringe includes a spring having a first end and a second end, wherein the spring first end is operable to abut the plunger pad. The assembly also includes a shell including an interior and... Agent: Italia Ip

20100324481 - Ultrasound pumping apparatus for use with the human body: An apparatus utilizing ultrasonic vibrations to force the movement of protrusions to supply a liquid stream with sufficient velocity as to penetrate deep into treatment areas including body lumens, body cavities, and poorly perfused tissues at a pressure not harmful to the treatment area into which the liquid stream is... Agent: Bacoustics, LLC

20100324482 - Torqueable and deflectable medical device shaft: A medical device shaft for connection with a handle and for insertion within a body includes an elongated, deflectable shaft having a proximal shaft portion, an intermediate shaft portion, and a distal shaft portion. The elongated, deflectable shaft includes a transition in stiffness from the proximal shaft portion to the... Agent: Crompton, Seager & Tufte, LLC

20100324483 - Devices for cooling the nasal cavity: A cerebral cooling device that uses a pressurized source to deliver a fluid that evaporates in the nasal cavity to provide cooling and has a balloon on the distal end that inflates from some of the pressure from the pressurized source. The device includes a nasal catheter having delivery ports... Agent: O''melveny & Myers LLP Ip&t Calendar Department La-13-a7

20100324484 - Vacuum actuated small volume syringe: A retractable safety syringe is provided herein wherein an external vacuum compartment produces a retraction force which urges a piston of a plunger toward a retracted position. The retractable safety syringe may have a needle holder which is removably engageable to a distal portion of a syringe body. When the... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100324485 - Injection devices: An autoinjector device comprises a drive housing 10 and a syringe housing 12 which can be disconnected to allow insertion of a syringe. A drive mechanism in the drive housing is cocked by means of a cord 8 connected between the drive housing and the syringe housing. The drive mechanism... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100324487 - Low profile, pivotal connection infusion assembly: This invention relates to therapeutic infusion assemblies, more specifically a device for the subcutaneous delivery of a fluid from a remote source. Applicant provides a base assembly which has a fluid channel therein and a cannula extending vertically downward from a flat bottom. A fluid connector member which receives a... Agent: Jackson Walker LLP

20100324486 - Surgical apparatus with annular penetrator: A surgical apparatus for penetrating tissue includes an outer member defining a longitudinal axis and having an outer peripheral wall and an inner member at least partially disposed within the outer member. The inner member includes a penetrating member adjacent the distal end of the outer member. The penetrating member... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp D/b/a Covidien

20100324488 - Trocar assembly with obturator and retractable stylet: A surgical system for penetrating tissue includes an obturator having an obturator housing and an obturator member extending from the obturator housing and having a penetrating member adapted to penetrate tissue. The penetrating member defines an outer wall with an irregular surface dimensioned to facilitate passage through tissue. The obturator... Agent: Mark Farber Tyco Healthcare Group

20100324489 - Access assembly with flexible housing: An access assembly includes a housing defining a longitudinal axis and having a longitudinal opening therethrough, a cannula extending distally from the housing and in fluid communication with the longitudinal opening and a seal member mounted within the longitudinal opening of the housing. The seal member is configured to receive... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp D/b/a Covidien

20100324490 - Variable diameter tubular structure for a biomedical use: A plastics material variable diameter tubular structure for a biomedical use has a diameter which increases as the structure is subjected to an inner force, and returns to a starting diameter in a rest condition of the structure, the tubular structure being advantageously used for making a body of a... Agent: Hedman & Costigan, P.C.

20100324491 - Securement device: A securement device holds a medical article such as a catheter hub in position upon the body of a patient and at least inhibits longitudinal movement of the medical article. The securement device includes a retainer and at least one anchor pad. The retainer includes a metallic insert having barbs... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100324492 - Injection device preventing the return of the piston when the safety system is deployed: a body (3) receiving a product, having a needle (7) and a piston (5) attached to a piston rod (8) movable between a storage position and an end-of-injection position, a sleeve (6) for protecting the needle (7), movable between an initial position, where the needle (7) is uncovered, and a... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20100324497 - Biasing mechanism for a drug delivery device: A method and system for biasing a cartridge in a drug delivery device. An element for biasing a cartridge in a cartridge housing of a drug delivery device is provided. This non-plastic element does not comprise a coil spring. A self retained element for providing a spring bias to a... Agent: Andrea Q. Ryan Sanofi-aventis U.s. LLC

20100324496 - Dose setting mechanism for priming a drug delivery device: A method and system for providing a drug delivery device. The drug delivery device comprises a dose setting mechanism comprising a spindle and a cartridge holder coupled to the dose setting mechanism. The cartridge holder comprising a cartridge having a movable bung at one end of the cartridge. The cartridge... Agent: Andrea Q. Ryan Sanofi-aventis U.s. LLC

20100324494 - Drug delivery device last dose lock-out mechanism: A method and system for limiting a maximum dose that may be set in a drug delivery device. A dose setting mechanism, which is operable to be coupled to a medication cartridge, comprises a lock-out mechanism that prevents one from setting a dose greater than the medication in the cartridge.... Agent: Andrea Q. Ryan Sanofi-aventis U.s. LLC

20100324493 - Inner housing for a drug delivery device: A dose setting mechanism for a drug delivery device is disclosed. The mechanism comprises an outer housing and an inner housing having an external groove. The inner housing guides a driver to dispense a set dose. A dial sleeve is disposed between the outer and inner housing and is rotatably... Agent: Andrea Q. Ryan Sanofi-aventis U.s. LLC

20100324495 - Resettable drug delivery device: A resettable dosing mechanism comprises a dose button and a dial grip operatively coupled to the dose button. A spindle acts on a bung of a cartridge and a driver is operatively coupled between the dose button and the spindle. During an injection of the dose, the dose button moves... Agent: Andrea Q. Ryan Sanofi-aventis U.s. LLC

20100324499 - Injection device: An injection device with a travelling clutch which can be shifted between two different positions by the activation of an injection button. In the first position, the injection button and the driver is allowed to rotate relatively to the piston rod, which is blocked from rotation by the clicker element.... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department

20100324498 - Medical delivery system comprising a container and a dosing assembly with radially moving fastening means: A medical delivery system wherein one of a container and a dosing assembly comprises a first fastening means (116) and the other one of the container and the dosing assembly comprises a second fastening means (114); and wherein the second fastening means is adapted to move at least a part... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department

20100324500 - Bone-replacement materials, methods and devices: A bone graft material is provided comprising granules of synthetic bone material, at least some of which have a solid coating comprising a blood-clotting agent. A device for delivering bone-replacement material to a an area to be treated is also provided, the device comprising: a chamber for containing bone-replacement material,... Agent: Grossman, Tucker, Perreault & Pfleger, PLLC

20100324501 - Gasket for syringe and syringe having gasket: A gasket for use in a syringe so formed as to liquid-tightly and slidably contact an inner surface of an outer cylinder of the syringe, the gasket including a gasket body made of an elastic body and a coating layer formed in a portion thereof which contacts at least the... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100324502 - Syringe with integrated valve male luer lock connector: Syringe (1) including a cylinder (2) and a piston (4), in which the outlet end (6) of the cylinder (2) is integrated with a valve male luer lock connector (7).... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100324503 - Catheter hole having a flow breaking feature: A peripheral catheter having a catheter tip diffuser for reducing an exit velocity of an infusant within the catheter. Pluralities of diffusion side holes are provided on the tip portion of the catheter. Some examples further include pluralities of annularly arranged, staggered diffusion holes provided on the tip portion of... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20100324504 - Passive flow regulator for infusion of medicaments: Flow regulator for the infusion of medicaments, comprising, in succession, a substrate (1), a channel (5), a spacer (3) and a membrane (4), the latter having at least one hole (6) communicating with the channel (5), characterized in that the regulator is produced from at least two separate elements (1-4),... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100324505 - Device for flow-through ultraviolet light decontamination of microbial contaminants: A device for administering a fluid includes a sterilization cassette having a shell, a fluid chamber, and an ultraviolet light transmitting window. An input tube directs fluid into the chamber. An ultraviolet light source is positioned to direct ultraviolet light through the window into the fluid chamber at an intensity... Agent: Pepper Hamilton LLP

20100324506 - Systems and methods for navigating an instrument through bone: System and methods for channeling a path into bone include a trocar having a proximal end, distal end and a central channel disposed along a central axis of the trocar. The trocar includes a radial opening at or near the distal end of the trocar. The system includes a curveable... Agent: John P. O'banion O'banion & Ritchey LLP

20100324507 - Micro-and/or nano-structured protective or process film: The invention relates to a protective or process film, produced of a thermoplastic material for use in the production of laminates of medical technology and to a laminate which comprises an adhesive-containing transdermal therapeutic system and a protective or process film adhering to the adhesive of the transdermal therapeutic system... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug

20100324508 - System and method for delivering moisturizing liquid to lips of a subject: A system for delivering moisturizing liquid to the lips of a subject includes an applicator for applying the moisturizing liquid to the lips supported by a support structure so that at least a part of applicator is deployed so as to engage a recess between the lips of subject without... Agent: Dr. Mark M. Friedman C/o Bill Polkinghorn - Discovery Dispatch

20100324509 - Face mask: A face mask has a substrate and a carrier. The substrate has multiple resilient units and a face portion. The resilient units makes the substrate extendable. The face portion corresponds to the face and has three holes and two ear slits. The holes are defined through the face portion correspond... Agent: Nikolai & Mersereau, P.A.

20100324510 - device for treatment of wounds with reduced pressure: Device for treating wounds with reduced pressure. The device comprises a sealing film, which is placed sealingly around the wound to cover the latter, an underpressure source, as well as a tube, which connects a space over the wound and beneath the sealing film to the underpressure source. The interior... Agent: Renner Otto Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20100324511 - Ostomy faceplate having moldable adhesive wafer with diminishing surface undulations: An ostomy faceplate and its method of application are disclosed in which the faceplate comprises an annular adhesive wafer of soft, moisture-absorbent, memory-free, essentially non-elastic and finger-moldable adhesive skin barrier material, the wafer's distal surface having an outer zone terminating at the outer periphery of the wafer and an inner... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP (hollister)

20100324512 - Absorbent articles comprising an odour control system: An absorbent article comprising an odour control material comprising at least one inclusion complex of cyclodextrin with an organic compound which is dispersed in a matrix comprising a polysiloxane oil.... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20100324513 - Absorbent article comprising an elastic laminate: A pant-type absorbent article (55) includes a chassis structure, the chassis structure including a front panel (56), a back panel and a crotch panel (58) arranged between the front and back panels (56,57) and front and back waist panels (61a,61b) arranged at the front and back panels (56,57) respectively. At... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100324514 - Disposable diaper: The present invention aims to provide a disposable diaper improved so that, when the diaper is put on a wearer's body, an area of the wearer's skin defined between his or her external genital and anus can reliably protected from being soiled with body waste. The disposable diaper is provided... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20100324515 - Pre-consolidated spunbonded web, composite nonwoven comprising said pre-consolidated spunbonded web, method and continuous system for producing said composite: The pre-consolidated spunbonded web (A) comprises continuous microfilaments having a diameter (D1) less or equal to 15 μm, and bonding dots having a density higher than or equal to 90 dots/cm2, and more preferably higher than or equal to 100 dots/cm2. This pre-consolidated spunbonded web (A) is used preferably for... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100324516 - Apparatus for vacuum bridging and/or exudate collection: An apparatus for promoting the healing of an exuding wound includes a cover layer for positioning over a wound to define a reservoir over the wound. An exudate conduit having a fibrous core includes a plurality of fibers communicates with the reservoir for wicking fluids away from the wound.... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20100324517 - Absorbent article having size fit indicating means: Absorbent article in the form of a diaper or incontinence guard includes a first and second body panels and a target area arranged on the first body panel intended to receive fasteners located at opposite longitudinal side edges of the second body panel. The target area is located in a... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100324518 - Individually packaged absorbent article: In order to produce an easily removable individually packaged absorbent article such as a sanitary napkin, while maintaining the surface sheet thereof in a hygienic state and avoiding the occurrence of individually-packaging failures such as bending or wrinkling of a packaging sheet on the production line, in the process of... Agent: Jordan And Hamburg LLP

20100324520 - Pull-on wearable article with informational image: A pull-on wearable article includes a main portion with an outer cover, the main portion defining a front waist region, a rear waist region, and a crotch region extending between and connecting the front and rear waist regions. First and second extendable side panels extend between and connect the main... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20100324521 - Absorbent article: The absorbent article includes a chassis, a crotch region, an absorbent body, and an elastic member arranged along a side edge in width direction of the crotch region. The oblong absorbent body arranged in the crotch region includes a first narrow width section, a second narrow width section, a center... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20100324522 - Diaper and absorbent article: A diaper for holding an absorbent article in close bodily contact in the crotch region of the wearer. The diaper comprises a front region, a crotch region having a specified Crotch Holding Force, and a rear region. The crotch region of the diaper typically is elastically extensible in both the... Agent: Hasse & Nesbitt LLC

20100324523 - Absorbent article: The absorbent article includes a chassis, a crotch region, an absorbent body, and an elastic member arranged along a side edge in width direction of the crotch region. The oblong absorbent body arranged in the crotch region includes a first narrow width section, a second narrow width section, a center... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20100324524 - Disposable pants-type wearing article and method for making the same: The present invention provides a disposable pants-type wearing article improved so as to eliminate a possibility that elastic members attached to peripheral edges of respective leg-openings might irritate the wearer's skin. The disposable pants-type wearing article has a band-like elastic member having a width dimension in a range of 5... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20100324519 - Disposable diaper: The waist elastic members includes first waist elastic members 31 extending in a transverse direction in a vicinity of a waist-opening 16 and second waist elastic members 32 provided between leg-opening 17 and first elastic members 31 and the first elastic members and extending in the transverse direction across opposite... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/ann Arbor

20100324525 - Diaper and absorbent article: A diaper for holding an absorbent article in close bodily contact in the crotch region of the wearer. The diaper comprises a front region, a crotch region having a specified Crotch Holding Force, and a rear region. The crotch region of the diaper typically is elastically extensible in both the... Agent: Hasse & Nesbitt LLC

20100324526 - Diaper and absorbent article: A diaper for holding an absorbent article in close bodily contact in the crotch region of the wearer. The diaper comprises a front region, a crotch region having a specified Crotch Holding Force, and a rear region. The crotch region of the diaper typically is elastically extensible in both the... Agent: Hasse & Nesbitt LLC

20100324527 - Drug delivery dose setting mechanism with variable maximum dose: A method and system for proving a drug delivery device having a variable dose. The drug delivery device comprising a first tubular member and a second tubular member rotatably coupled to the first tubular member. A maximum stop component is operatively coupled to the first and second tubular member such... Agent: Andrea Q. Ryan Sanofi-aventis U.s. LLC

20100324531 - Apparatus and methods for injecting high viscosity dermal fillers: A method includes inserting a distal end portion of a needle of a medical injector into a skin of a body. An energy source operatively coupled to the medical injector is actuated such that a dermal filler is conveyed from the medical injector into the skin through the distal end... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP (nordson)

20100324528 - Dose setting mechanism for priming a drug delivery device: A method and system for priming a drug delivery device. The drug delivery device includes a dose dial sleeve and an internal housing portion. The dose dial sleeve is coupled to the internal housing. The dose dial sleeve rotates on a substantially circumferential rotational path during priming of the drug... Agent: Andrea Q. Ryan Sanofi-aventis U.s. LLC

20100324530 - Hollow needle: The present invention is a hollow needle for attachment to a syringe, through which a liquid can be delivered to the stratum granulosum and/or beneath the epidermis, preferably to an area consisting from the stratum granulosum (included) to reticular dermis (included) and more preferably beneath the papillary dermis during a... Agent: Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP (jurispatent)

20100324529 - Implant pellets and method using same: A system comprising a plurality of implantable pellets, wherein one such implantable pellet delivers localized, controlled and sustained release of a predetermined quantity of one or more pain relief agents, in optional combination with one or more anti-inflammatory agents, one or more polymeric excipients, and/or one or more surfactants. An... Agent: Dale F. Regelman

20100324532 - Iv infusion carrier pack: An IV infusion bag carrier pack is arranged as a substantially hollow, flexible bag having an interior that is divided into two interior compartments by a flexible, heat permeable divider panel, one interior compartment being arranged to receive and confine an IV fluids bag and the other interior compartment arranged... Agent: Stoel Rives LLP - Pdx

20100324533 - Catheter system and method for delivery of therapeutic compounds to cardiac tissue: This is a method and an apparatus for the treatment or introduction of contrast fluids into tissue, particularly cardiac tissue. The apparatus includes a catheter having an elongated flexible body and a tissue infusion apparatus including a hollow infusion needle configured to secure the needle into the tissue when the... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20100324534 - Nasal packing device: A kit for packing and supporting the nasal cavities after surgical procedures performed on the nose comprising two inflatable non-elastomeric balloons (6′, 6″) and inflation means (27) arranged so that, in use, each balloon (6′, 6″) can be located in a nasal cavity and inflated.... Agent: Arthrocare Corporation Attn: Matthew Scheele

20100324537 - Catheter flushing mandrel: A mandrel includes a mandrel body with a proximal major diameter barrel section, a diameter reducing/tapered portion and a distal minor diameter barrel section. The tapered portion connects the proximal major diameter barrel section and distal minor diameter barrel section. The proximal major diameter barrel section has a major diameter,... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.IPLegal Department

20100324536 - Method and system for imaging, diagnosing, and/or treating an area of interest in a patient's body: A method and system for imaging, diagnosing, and/or treating an area of interest in a patient's body is provided. More particularly, a manually steered “rapid exchange” type catheter for a system for imaging, diagnosing, and/or treating an area of interest in a patient's body is provided. The catheter comprises a... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLP

20100324535 - Method for rounding edges of openings in a tubular body and a product thereof.: A method for rounding at least a part of an edge of an opening in a tubular body formed of thermo-formable material, wherein a mandrel is brought into contact with the edge and the mandrel has a temperature that allows it to permanently deform the material of the tubular body... Agent: Coloplast A/s Attention: Corporate Patents

20100324539 - Guide wire for use with a catheter: A guide wire (1) for use with a catheter for accessing a remote site in the venal or other system of the body of a human or animal subject comprises a core wire (2) extending from a proximal end (5) to a distal end (6). The core wire (2) terminates... Agent: Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.c. Intellectual Property Department

20100324538 - Sealing device and delivery system: The invention relates to a sealing device for repair of cardiac and vascular defects or tissue opening such as a patent foramen ovale (PFO) or shunt in the heart, the vascular system, etc. and particularly provides an occluder device and trans-catheter occluder delivery system. The sealing device would have improved... Agent: Gore Enterprise Holdings, Inc.

20100324540 - Liquid catheter, particularly a urinary catheter, method and delivery device: A liquid catheter, in particular a urinary catheter, includes a catheter shaft part (21) with a longitudinal liquid channel extending between a proximal and distal side thereof, and an anchoring body (22). The catheter body is intended to be received fully internally in a body cavity, such as in particular... Agent: Young & Thompson

  
12/16/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20100318014 - Treatment of acute ischemic brain stroke with ozone: Methods are provided for treatment of acute ischemic brain stroke based on the delivery of a measured amount of ozone to a sample of a mammalian patient's blood, blood fractionate or other biological fluid through the use of an ozone delivery system. The ozone-treated fluid, having absorbed a quantifiable absorbed-dose... Agent: Morriss Obryant Compagni, P.C.

20100318015 - Devices, systems, and methods for achieving magnetic gastric bypass: Devices, systems and methods are disclosed for the treatment of obesity. A magnetic device is provided that enables the creation of a Roux limb without the use of staples or sutures. Additionally, a magnetic device is described for extending the length of the Roux limb such that tension in the... Agent: Ice Miller LLP

20100318016 - Methods and compositions for enhancing vascular access: Disclosed is an implantable material comprising a biocompatible matrix and cells which, when provided to a vascular access structure, can promote functionality generally. For example, implantable material of the present invention can enhance maturation of an arteriovenous native fistula as well as prolong the fistula in a mature, functional state... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100318017 - Method of improving vision using contact lenses and corneal collagen crosslinking: A method of improving vision by reshaping the cornea to correct for abnormal surface curvature by measuring the surface topography of the cornea, providing a rigid contact lens to reshape the cornea into a more desirable configuration, wearing the contact lens for sufficient time to achieve the reshaping, removing the... Agent: Rogers Towers, P.A.

20100318018 - Wound healing electrode set: The set for the electrical stimulation of a patient, comprises a backing, at least one electrically active zone and a wire connected to said electrically active zone for connection to a stimulator. Said backing has the shape of a bandage or of a plaster.... Agent: Ropes & Gray LLP Iprm - Floor 43

20100318020 - Electrochemical therapeutic agent delivery device: A therapeutic agent delivery device and method for eluting a therapeutic agent to a target location are disclosed. The device may comprise a first conductive element, a second conductive element, an electrochemical composition including an electrolyte and a therapeutic agent, and a permeable membrane covering the electrochemical composition. The first... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100318019 - Electrophysiology devices employing electrically conductive polymer conductors and methods of manufacturing such devices: A medical tubular body that may be used in an implantable medical lead, a catheter, a sheath and introducer is disclosed herein. The medical tubular body may include a tubular layer formed of an electrically insulating polymer and an electrically conductive polymer strip imbedded in and longitudinally extending through the... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.

20100318021 - High-flow luer lock connector for a luer lock connection: A high-flow luer lock connector is disclosed. A high-flow luer lock connector comprises a connector body defining an interior region, a lumen, and an extended passageway. The interior region is bounded by a cylindrical side wall and a base wall. The lumen is defined at the base wall of the... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20100318022 - Straight cutting tip for a straight bore subcutaneous implantation instrument: A straight cutting tip for a straight bore subcutaneous implantation instrument is provided. An incising shaft body defines an axial bore extending continuously throughout the incising shaft body's length. The axial bore is open on both distal and proximal ends of the incising shaft body and has a non-circular cross... Agent: Cascadia Intellectual Property

20100318023 - Medical system, pulling device and method for pulling an active substance chain: A medical system (10) is provided having a pulling device (20) and an active substance chain (50). The active substance chain (50) has at least two storage units (51) arranged like a chain, and at least one of the storage units (51) is loaded with a medicinal active substance. The... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP

20100318024 - Patient hydration system: A patient hydration system comprises a bladder, a flexible tube, a safety guard, and a mouthpiece. The bladder can be a generally rectangular-shaped pouch designed to hold liquids. The bladder can have an attachment means whereby a retention member can be used to hang the bladder. The bladder has a... Agent: Candice Ann Makowski

20100318025 - Programmable medical drug delivery systems and methods for delivery of multiple fluids and concentrations: A drug delivery system provides for mixing various drugs in an optimally controlled manner, for using flow controllers to guide multiple drugs into a single or into multiple catheters, for enabling a single lumen catheter to treat a specific region with several drugs, for allowing for dilution of a concentrated... Agent: Dr. Michael Sasha John Angel-medical Systems

20100318026 - Devices and methods for endovascular electrography: An adapter for an endovascular device and a catheter steering device are provided. The adapter for an endovascular device includes a body, a conductive metal ring and a conductive wire. The body includes a first open end, a second open end, a central lumen having a substantially cylindrical surface extending... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP

20100318028 - insertion apparatus for aligning cage of intervertebral fusion: The present invention discloses an insertion apparatus for aligning cage of intervertebral fusion comprising a dilatation set having a first and a second dilatation barrel formed with corresponding cross-sections and sleeved in series; a guiding set having a first and a second guiding tube inserted in the respective dilatation barrels,... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20100318027 - Instrument with an inflatable balloon: The invention relates to an instrument, particularly a medical device for minimal invasive surgery, that comprises an inflatable balloon (104) to which at least one movable tool element (105) is attached. In preferred embodiments, the tool element is a filamentary flexible structure like a wire (105) or an optical fiber.... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100318029 - Semi-compliant medical balloon: A semi-compliant fiber-reinforced medical balloon having a folded wall thickness of from about 0.0010 to about 0.0060 inches and a rated burst pressure of at least 15 atmospheres and exhibiting compliance in the radial direction of from 0.5% expansion per atmosphere to about 1.0% expansion per atmosphere when pressurized from... Agent: Howison & Arnott, L.l.p

20100318030 - Syringe hub: A syringe hub comprises a hub body which is engagable with a syringe body, a needle held by the hub body, a movable bung element within a flow passage of the hub body, and at least one fixed engagement element which extends laterally to the longitudinal extent of the flow... Agent: Paul D. Bianco Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco Pl

20100318031 - External stylette needle and method of use: An external stylette needle device for use in medical/surgical procedures to reduce the introduction of air into a patient and method of use comprising a stylette sizably fit over at least a portion of the exterior surface of a hollow core needle shaft such that the stylette can slide about... Agent: Robert L. Knechtel

20100318032 - Medicinal-solution administration device: A medicinal-solution administration device includes a body unit including a drive generator that generates a drive force; and a cartridge unit that is attachable to and detachable from the body unit, the cartridge unit including a medicinal-solution reservoir that accommodates at least a medicinal solution and feeds the medicinal solution... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100318033 - Indwelling trocar for post-surgical operations: Methods and devices are provided that assist in reducing the risk of unintentional injury in patients during and after surgical procedures, including laparoscopic and open. Improved trocars are provided that include a cannula and an obturator. The cannula comprises first and second sections, the first section including the proximal end... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100318034 - Device for intraocular administration of a substance, for example a medication, into a human or animal eye by means of a hypodermic needle.: The invention relates to a device for intraocular administration of a substance, for example a medication, into a human or animal eye by means of a hypodermic needle. Until recently, intravitreal or intraocular injections, by which a substance, and more in particular a medication, is injected into a human or... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20100318035 - Devices, systems, and methods for medicament delivery: Certain exemplary embodiments comprise can comprise an auto-injector, which can comprise: a vial configured to store and/or contain an injectable medicament, the vial defining a vial longitudinal axis, and a housing comprising the vial. In various embodiments, the injectable medicament can be a medicine, medication, drug, pharmaceutical, prescriptive, agent, antidote,... Agent: Cooley LLP Attn: Patent Group

20100318036 - Plunger rod and syringe: Disclosed is a plunger rod for a syringe. The plunger rod is useful for sliding a piston within a syringe barrel. The plunger rod is characterized in that it is colored in part or in whole. A syringe is also disclosed. According to such plunger rods, even plural syringes of... Agent: Kenealy Vaidya LLP

20100318037 - Automatic injector: An automatic injector dispenses a predetermined dose of medicament without a user having to manually force the needle into an injection site. The automatic injector includes a needle cover having a locked retracted position with respect to the injector housing prior to a medicament dispensing operation. The needle cover is... Agent: Jones Day

20100318038 - Syringe and removable needle assembly having binary attachment features: A syringe and detachable needle assembly having binary attachment features include an elongate syringe barrel having a longitudinal axis, an open proximal end and an open distal end including a collar. The collar includes the cylindrically shaped sidewall having an inside surface and an outside surface. A needle assembly includes... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20100318039 - Connectors: A connector for joining ends of two conduits is described, the connector comprising: a male connector portion and a female connector portion, both portions having conduit connection means for the connection of a conduit to each portion; engagement means to hold the male and female connector portions in fluid flow... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100318040 - Catheter locking solution having antimicrobial and anticoagulation properties: The present invention includes a catheter locking solution having both antimicrobial and anticoagulant properties including a local anesthetic and a viscosifying agent. The local anesthetic of the present invention may be an amino amide; an amino ester; an aminoacylanilide; an aminoalkyl benzoate; an amino carbonate; an N-phenylamidine compound; an N-aminoalkyl... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20100318041 - Method and apparatus for single-use cream or liquid applicator: A method and apparatus for applying a cream, lotion, medicament, ointment, or other liquid from a disposable, single-use applicator that made be used with one hand. The assembly includes a flexible, low-rigidity container adapted to carry the agent therein. The assembly is formed with a container portion and an applicator... Agent: R. Scott Griffin, Esq. R. Scott Griffin Law, LLC

20100318042 - Adhesive patch: Provided is an adhesive patch including a stretchable support and an adhesive layer laminated on at least one side of the support, wherein the stretchable support comprises a woven fabric knitted in stockinette stitch on both sides having two or more rows of crimped polyethylene terephthalate multifilament yarns, the adhesive... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20100318043 - Negative pressure wound therapy systems capable of vacuum measurement independent of orientation: A portable negative pressure wound therapy system includes a dressing assembly for positioning over a wound to apply negative pressure to the wound and a canister assembly. The canister assembly includes a control unit, a vacuum source disposed in the control unit, a pressure sensor in communication with a processor... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20100318044 - Portable urine bag: A urine bag, which is folded flat so that it is compact and ready for use, has a water impermeable bag portion and a flexible mouse portion secured at an upper opening of the bag portion. The flexible mouse portion surrounds at least a portion of the upper opening of... Agent: Holtz, Holtz, Goodman & Chick PC

20100318045 - Tissue specimen retrieval bag, method for retrieving tissue: A tissue retrieval bag is provided, comprising a region of the bag defining an opening; a pleated fold intersecting said opening at a distal region of the opening; and a hem circumferentially formed around said opening, the hem forming insertion points adapted to receive a draw string, the insertion points... Agent: Michael J. Cherskov

20100318046 - Wound packing material for use with suction: A wound packing for use with suction is provided. The wound packing comprises a plurality of nonabsorbent synthetic polymeric fibers coupled together to form a nonabsorbent material suitable for placement in the wound of a mammal. A method for treating the wound in a mammal using the disclosed wound packing... Agent: Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen & Pokotilow, Ltd.

20100318047 - Absorbent, nonwoven material exhibiting z-direction density gradient: The present invention relates to an absorbent material that can be used as an absorbent core in absorbent articles such as sanitary napkins, pantiliners, incontinence products, disposable diapers, etc. The material of the present invention is a nonwoven sheet, consisting of cellulosic fibers, optionally superabsorbent polymeric material, containing no binders,... Agent: Wood, Phillips, Katz, Clark & Mortimer

20100318048 - Hemostatic sponge: The present invention provides a hemostatic porous sponge comprising a matrix of a fibrous biomaterial and particles of a fluid absorbing, particulate material adhered to said matrix material, a method of producing these sponges and their use for wound healing.... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP

20100318049 - Absorbent structures including coated absorbent material: An absorbent layer containing water-absorbing polymeric particles that are surface-treated and that are immobilized by a matrix, formed from a thermoplastic adhesive component, including a thermoplastic polymers and a specific plasticizer, and being free of low weight average molecular weight (e.g. below 1000, or below 2000 or even below 3000... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20100318050 - Fibers and nonwovens fabrics with improved properties: The present invention can provide a distinctive article which includes a plurality of fibers (62), wherein the fibers include a selected polymer, fiber material. In a particular aspect, the fiber material can exhibit a “low” crystallization rate. In other aspects, the fiber material has been subjected to a low fiber-draw... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc. Tara Pohlkotte

20100318051 - Disposable menstrual panties for little girls: A disposable menstrual panty for little girls. An undergarment configured to be worn as a panty for absorption of menstrual fluid. The panty is made out of breathable non-porous material. The crotch area has a build in sanitary napkin made out of a mesh material used in sanitary napkins to... Agent: Patricia Mccourt

20100318052 - Conformable medical dressing with self supporting substrate: A medical dressing comprising a backing layer and a self-supporting substrate. The backing layers form a perimeter around the self supporting substrate and hold the self supporting substrate in place on a wound.... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100318053 - Disposable undergarment with improved elasticised sections: A disposable undergarment is described which has an improved arrangement of leg- and crotch-region elastic members, such as to improve absorption capacity and fit.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100318054 - Prestrained stretched laminates: Stretched laminates with prestrained elastics.... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20100318055 - Absorbent incontinence article: An absorbent incontinence article (2) has a main part (4) composed of a front area (6) and of a rear area (8) and, lying between these in the longitudinal direction (10), a crotch area (12) that comes to lie between the legs of a user, the main part (4) comprising... Agent: Dreiss, Fuhlendorf, Steimle & Becker

20100318056 - Combination pad and panty shield with raised channel: A combination absorbent pad and panty shield with raised channel designed to be secured to an undergarment having a crotch region with a pair of side edges includes a liquid permeable cover; a liquid-impermeable cover; a liquid-impermeable baffle having a center section and opposite end sections that form a front... Agent: Howard M Cohn Patent Attorney LLC

20100318057 - Diaper and pants with pockets: Pants composed of impervious material are provided with pockets on its inside wall to removably hold a diaper until the diaper is heavy with urine or feces at which time the diaper separates from the pants when the pants are turned upside down. Each pocket may be large enough to... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20100318058 - Multicompartment container: The present invention refers to a multicompartment container configured to contain a medical solution. A first compartment is defined by a first peelable seal having a first length extension, L1, and a second peelable seal having a second length extension, L2. A second compartment is defined by the first peelable... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100318059 - Robotic devices with agent delivery components and related methods: Various robotic devices and related medical procedures are disclosed herein. Each of the various robotic devices have an agent delivery component. The devices include mobile robotic devices and fixed base robotic devices as disclosed herein. The agent delivery component can have at least one agent reservoir and a discharge component... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing - Intellectual Property

20100318060 - Injection device with rotatable dose setting: An injection device comprising a housing and a dose setting mechanism including a dose setting element. Contrary to prior art injection devices, the dose setting element can only be set at a few different dose settings. This is established by forming the dose setting element as a rotatable dish concealed... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department

20100318061 - Catheter: The invention relates to rigid surgical devices formed from rigid ceramics such as zirconium dioxide. In particular, the invention relates to a neurosurgical catheter formed from extruded zirconium dioxide. The invention also relates to an advancement means for advancing or retracting such a device along an axis of insertion into... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100318062 - Conveyor apparatus and method for supplying a medicine-solution mixture: A conveyor apparatus and a method for supplying a medicine-solution mixture from a plurality of medicine-active ingredient solutions and additional solution constituents in a body by means of a plurality of feed devices is disclosed. The medicine-active ingredient solutions have different medicine-active ingredient parameters and constituents; the solution constituents have... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20100318063 - Dual barrel syringe assembly: A syringe system for dispensing or injecting one or more fluids is provided. The syringe system includes a hollow body that retains cartridge(s) and/or syringe(s) each containing a fluid, such as an injectable fluid e.g., a catalyst in one cartridge and a polymer in the other. Upon use for dispensing... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP

20100318064 - Catheter: A neurosurgical catheter is described for insertion into the brain parenchyma of a subject. The catheter comprises a flexible tube and has a stiff, non-porous, tip comprising at least one fluid delivery aperture. The stiff tip of the catheter may be mechanically stiffer than the flexible tube. The stiff tip... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100318065 - Medical guidewire: Provided is a guidewire including a core shaft, an outer flexible tube, a stranded wire that extends parallel to the core shaft, and a hollow stranded-wire coil disposed in the outer flexible tube. The hollow stranded-wire coil is formed of multiple strands and surrounds the distal end portion of the... Agent: Knoble, Yoshida & Dunleavy

20100318066 - Medical guidewire: Provided is a guidewire including a core shaft, an outer flexible tube, a stranded wire that is disposed parallel to a distal end portion of the core shaft, and an inner flexible tube that surrounds a distal end portion of the core shaft and the stranded wire. The inner flexible... Agent: Knoble, Yoshida & Dunleavy

20100318067 - Apparatus and methods for catheter steerability: A catheter assembly having first and second shaft members that provide stearability for the catheter assembly. The first shaft member has a plurality of longitudinally spaced apart first ring members that are interconnected with a longitudinally extended first spine member. The second shaft member is positioned within the first shaft... Agent: Holland & Hart

20100318068 - Wire guide having distal coupling tip for attachment to a previously introduced wire guide: A coupling wire guide structured to be slidably coupled to a previously introduced wire guide. The coupling wire guide generally includes a main body having a distal end and a coupling tip connection to the distal end. The coupling tip includes a coupling portion defining a coupling passageway having a... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20100318069 - Multi-channel coupling for multi-lumen tube: A connector (10) for connecting two conduits having a plurality of lumens therethrough is described, the connector for comprising a male connector portion (12) and a female connector portion (14), the male and female connector portions having mutually engageable retention means, the male and female connector portions defining a plurality... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100318070 - Fluid extraction or filtration device, associated materials and methods: A fluid extraction or filtration device for removing fluid from a body, the device comprising an array of microneedles for contacting fluid in said body and an absorbent gel matrix in fluid communication with said array of microneedles. There is further provided a combined fluid extraction and sampling device and... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C. David A. Rose

20100318071 - Fluid collection canister including canister top with filter membrane and negative pressure wound therapy systems including same: A fluid collection canister including a chamber to collect fluids and a canister top disposed over the chamber. The canister top includes a bottom side facing into the chamber, including first and second ribs disposed thereon, a filter membrane attached to the first and second ribs, a first port to... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20100318072 - Medical article having fluid control film: The present invention provides medical articles having a fluid control film component which comprise a sheet having microchannels that permit directional flow of a liquid. Articles incorporating the fluid control film include: wound dressings, wound drains, tympanostomy fluid wicks, intravenous access site dressings, drug delivery dressings, and sweat collection patches.... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

  
12/09/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20100312161 - Medical apparatus: In a hemodiafiltration apparatus, a membrane device (2) comprises a blood chamber (3) and a fluid chamber (4) separated by a semipermeable membrane (5). A grounding device (17) is connected to the discharge line by means of a tubular connector (16) made of an electrically-conductive plastic material. The grounding device... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100312162 - Blood dialysis apparatus: Provided is a hemodialysis apparatus which can fundamentally solve a problem in that air is trapped in a mesh disposed in a vein side chamber during priming. A hemodialysis apparatus includes control means that conducts, in the stated order: (A) a process in which a blood pump reversely rotates at... Agent: Jordan And Hamburg LLP

20100312164 - Implantable drainage device: An implantable drainage device is provided. The device is adapted to move body fluid from one part of the body of a patient to another part of the body.... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100312163 - Implantable fluid movement device: An implantable fluid movement device is provided. The device is adapted to move body fluid from one part of the body of a patient to another part of the body and further adapted to secure the a tube end of the fluid movement device to a location inside a treated... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100312165 - Air gap for supporting cells: Apparatus is provided, including a housing (60), configured for insertion into a body of a subject, one or more photosynthetic oxygen supplies (24), disposed within the housing (60), and at least one layer (70 and 74) of functional cells, disposed within the housing (60). The at least one layer (70... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100312167 - Cosmetic rejuvenation by photodynamic therapy: A PhotoDynamic Therapy (PDT) method is presented for cosmetic rejuvenation, which is exemplified by a two phase approach for treating facial and neck skin aging while minimizing damage to the underlying region of skin being treated. To obtain best results a combination of treatments are used. This includes applying photosensitizer... Agent: Bolesh J. Skutnik Phd, Jd

20100312168 - Long life high capacity electrode, device, and method of manufacture: Electrodes, particularly electrochemically active electrodes, may benefit from one or more pretreatment cycles in which the electrode is substantially oxidized, reduced or otherwise exhausted prior to use in an end use application, for example active agent delivery via iontophoresis. For instance, electrode lifetime may be advantageously increased, even when used... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20100312166 - Method and apparatus for providing topical anesthesia prior to and during a cosmetic procedure: A method and apparatus for iontophoretically administering an anesthetic medicament and simultaneously providing electroanesthesia to a patient is provided. The apparatus comprises a generator operable to produce an electrical current comprised of a direct current superimposed with either an alternating current or a pulsed direct current. A conductive mask is... Agent: Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP Attn: Patent Group

20100312169 - Method of operating a vitrectomy probe: An improved method of operating a vitrectomy probe is disclosed in which the amount of time that the probe port is open during each cut cycle of the probe is fixed and minimized over all cut rates of the probe.... Agent: Alcon

20100312170 - Surgical apparatus and methods asociated therewith: A surgical apparatus 10, used in a phaco procedure, includes a filter assembly 44/44a for near, or complete, elimination of air bubbles in an aspiration line of an aspiration system 38. The apparatus 10 includes a suppressor 110, which, during an aspiration mode of operation, maintains a fluid flow rate... Agent: J. Bruce Hoofnagle

20100312171 - Apparatus and method for administering a therapeutic agent into tissue: An apparatus for administering a therapeutic is provided. In various embodiments, the apparatus includes a syringe having a barrel and a plunger and having an ozone generator associated therewith. The generator is initiated and a therapeutic gas is accumulated within the barrel, at which point it can be delivered from... Agent: Ceramatec, Inc.

20100312173 - Devices and methods for delivering medical agents: Described are novel methods for delivering a medical agent to a plurality of locations within a patient tissue volume such as the interior space of a spinal disc, and also for removing material therefrom during medical agent delivery to enhance the delivery. Also described are medical delivery devices such as... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department

20100312172 - Method of peritoneal dialysis: The present invention is a sorbent-based portable peritoneal dialysis system that uses 2.5 liters of tap water per day. The system comprises a control unit, a sterilized disposable cassette, a sterilized disposable glucose solution cartridge and a sterilized sorbent cartridge, and a three liter fluid storage container. A supply of... Agent: Josef C.a. Hoffman

20100312174 - Peritoneal dialysis system: The present invention is a sorbent-based portable peritoneal dialysis system that uses 2.5 liters of tap water per day. The system comprises a control unit, a sterilized disposable cassette, a sterilized disposable glucose solution cartridge and a sterilized sorbent cartridge, and a three liter removable fluid storage container. A supply... Agent: Josef C.a. Hoffman

20100312175 - Variable rate fluid dispenser: A compact, low-profile fluid dispensing device for use in controllably dispensing fluid medicaments, such as, antibiotics, analgesics and like medicinal agents from the novel bellows-type device reservoir. The dispensing device includes a novel actuating mechanism controllably delivering to the patient the medicament contained within the device reservoir. Further, the device... Agent: James E. Brunton, Esq.

20100312176 - System and method for monitoring and regulating blood glucose levels: A system and method for monitoring and regulating blood glucose values in blood circulation. The system includes an input device for receiving at least one blood glucose value measured in the blood circulation, at least one insulin value previously supplied to the blood circulation by at least one insulin supply... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20100312177 - Fluid delivery device with autocalibration: A micro fluid delivery device is particularly useful in medical applications. The device may be worn or carried by the user and may deliver drugs or other medicaments to the user or patient. The device has a control system that accepts input from the user and controls all aspects of... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP

20100312178 - Steerable catheter system: This invention relates to devices for navigating passageways in a body, and in particular, to a steerable catheter that can be used to navigate the tortuous anatomy of a body's vasculature. In one embodiment of the invention the deflectable catheter comprises an inner catheter body having a first strut spine... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100312180 - Branched polymers in medical devices: The present invention refers to medical devices comprising non-linear block-co-polymers especially those selected form branched polyamides, branched or grafted block-co-polymers as well as dendritic systems carrying polyamides, wherein the materials are having a high flexibility and a high stress resistance, especially tensile strength or tear resistance, allowing their use in... Agent: Workman Nydegger

20100312181 - Method and apparatus for determining volume of a vessel: Apparatus for determining the volume of a vessel (2,3) or a part thereof comprises a balloon catheter (5) having a catheter (6) and an inflatable balloon (10) located at a distal end (8) thereof which when inflated defines with the catheter (6) an annular hollow interior region (12). A pair... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100312179 - Method and apparatus for distracting a joint, including the provision and use of a novel joint-spacing balloon catheter and a novel inflatable perineal post: p

20100312182 - Structured drug-eluting balloon catheter: The invention relates to a balloon catheter featuring—at least on portions of the outward-turned surface of the dilatable area—hair-like extensions, with the average diameter D, the average length L, and the average center-to-center distance P of the hair-like extensions to each other being selected such that a drug on the... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain

20100312183 - Huber needle safety enclosure: A safety enclosure for a Huber needle includes a needle housing and a panel unit. The panel unit includes a series of planar panels assembled in an enclosing arrangement defining an enclosed area and is movable between an installation position where the sharp outer end of the Huber needle projects... Agent: Rutan & Tucker, LLP.

20100312184 - Pain management methods and apparatus: A kit for charging an infusion pump having a reservoir for holding a local anesthetic. The kit includes a first stopcock having an input port, a first input/output port and a second output port and a manual control for selectively coupling either the first input/output port or the second output... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP

20100312185 - Device suitable for administering mutually incompatible liquid substances into the human body: An object of the present invention is an apparatus for administering liquids into the human body characterized in that it has at least one main loading channel provided with at least one main administration point able to be connected to at least one container holding the liquid and at least... Agent: Gregory A. Nelson Novak Druce & Quigg LLP

20100312186 - Soft tissue dissector: A system for the dissection of soft tissue is provided, the system comprising: a dissection tip, the tip having a rigid, non-absorptive, end shell; the rigid end shell having a textured exterior surface configured to purchase soft tissue and having at least one porosity; and the dissection tip being configured... Agent: Vern Maine & Associates

20100312187 - Pain management dispenser: A dispensing device for dispensing pain management medicaments to a patient comprising first and second threadably interconnectable sub-assemblies. The first of these sub-assemblies houses a novel collapsible fluid reservoir defining component while the second comprises a fluid delivery and control assembly that includes a novel flow control means that functions... Agent: James E. Brunton, Esq.

20100312188 - Body-associated receiver and method: Receivers, which may be external or implantable, are provided. Aspects of receivers of the invention include the presence of one or more of: a high power-low power module; an intermediary module; a power supply module configured to activate and deactivate one or more power supplies to a high power processing... Agent: Proteus Biomedical, Inc. Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

20100312189 - Flexible cannula devices and methods: Various devices and methods are provided for dilating tissue. In one embodiment, a trocar cannula is provided and includes an elongate tubular member defining an inner lumen extending therethrough and configured to receive a surgical instrument therethrough. The tubular member is configured to radially expand to increase an inner diameter... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery/nutter, Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20100312190 - Low insertion force hemostasis valve for vascular introducer: A hemostasis valve for a vascular introducer includes a valve body having a seal region with opposed first and second end surfaces and a central axis extending through the seal region perpendicular to the first and second end surfaces. The first end surface of the seal region has a first... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100312191 - Microneedle devices and methods of manufacture and use thereof: Microneedle devices are provided for transport of therapeutic and biological molecules across tissue barriers and for use as microflameholders. In a preferred embodiment for transport across tissue, the microneedles are formed of a biodegradable polymer. Methods of making these devices, which can include hollow and/or porous microneedles, are also provided.... Agent: King & Spalding

20100312192 - Gastrostomy feeding apparatus and method: An apparatus for direct gastric feeding via a gastrostomy tract formed in a patient. The apparatus includes a tube, an internal bolster, an external bolster, and a force-generating device. The force-generating device may include a pair of automatically adjustable spring members on the external bolster. The spring members are responsive... Agent: Tyco Healthcare - Edward S. Jarmolowicz

20100312193 - Neurosurgical cap: The invention relates to a cap for use in neurosurgery. The cap may be applied to a bore hole in a patient's skull, allowing the entry and removal of neurosurgical instruments, whilst providing an openable seal over the bore hole.... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100312194 - Syringe with exchangeable needle: A syringe comprises a syringe body (12) having an axial inner recess (14) extending in the direction of a longitudinal axis of the syringe body (L), a piston (16) being guided in an axially moveable manner in said inner recess and contributing to the delimitation of a fluid-receiving volume together... Agent: Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.

20100312195 - Auto injector with automatic needle retraction: The present application relates to a disposable auto injector (10) that can be safely operated for automatic injection of a dose of medication and having a housing (12) for accommodation of a syringe (18) with a needle (20), the syringe being movably positioned in the housing between a first position... Agent: Volentine & Whitt PLLC

20100312196 - Rotatable guide sleeve with spring secured to prevent excessive tensioning: A dosing device for an injection device, including a dosing element moveable or rotatable in a first direction to select a dose and a guiding element for guiding a component of the injection device, the dosing element being moved or rotated relative to the guiding element to select a dose,... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department

20100312197 - Saftey syringe: To provide a syringe with a needle storage mechanism in which the needle storage mechanism is not activated before use. A safety syringe including an injection barrel 1 having a connecting portion 11 at the distal end and an opening at the proximal end thereof, a needle assembly B having... Agent: Kubovcik & Kubovcik

20100312198 - Insert for treating human or animal body cavities, in particular ear cavities: An insert (1) for treating human or animal body cavities, in particular ear cavities, comprises an operating element (2) which is located at one end of the insert intended to be introduced into the cavity and to come into contact with the internal walls of the latter, and is expandable... Agent: Castellano PLLC

20100312199 - Portable type hygiene washer: A portable type hygiene washer comprises bottle body, fixing cover, adjusting cap, dispense lever and valve device, wherein fixing cover being lockingly combined with bottle opening of bottle body is protrudingly made with a liquid dispense ring and a vent hole; the adjusting cap is centrally made with a liquid... Agent: Jackson Intellectual Property Group PLLC

20100312200 - Method of using a topical application device: A breathable electrical heater element for a topical application device such as a wound dressing or a therapeutic heating pad is disclosed. The heater element is formed by photochemically etching a track pattern onto a porous metallised fabric (e.g. nickel coated woven polyester). The heater element has a skin or... Agent: Barlow, Josephs & Holmes, Ltd.

20100312201 - Device for applying a fluid to a body part: The present invention relates, inter alia, to a device for applying a fluid to a body part, in particular to a limb, having a housing having an internal spray chamber, which is accessible through a housing opening for the passage of the body part, wherein said spray chamber has at... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20100312202 - Wound treatment apparatus: A bandage has a first sheet overlying a wound and located adjacent to it and a top sheet overlying the first sheet. The first sheet has a plurality of discrete passageways overlying the wound and adapted to communicate negative pressure established by a negative pressure source to the wound.... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.

20100312203 - Tear away fluid collection container: Novel catheter technology enabling use by individuals having limited dexterity are disclosed. The improvements include an apparatus and methods for emptying fluid from a fluid collection bag, a flow indicator on the fluid collection bag, and a convenient packaging for a catheterization kit containing these components. The apparatus and methods... Agent: Moazzam & Associates, LLC

20100312204 - Menstrual cup device and method of use thereof: A menstrual cup device and a method of us thereof includes a menstrual cup made of expandable material so as to be compressed, the menstrual cup having resilience for restoring to its original shape after being compressed, the menstrual cup comprising a pulling stem at a lower end thereof, a... Agent: Jackson Intellectual Property Group PLLC

20100312205 - Elastic fiber containing an anti-tack additive: Anti-tack additives for elastic fibers and methods of preparing the same are included. The elastic fibers include a substituted cellulose additive.... Agent: Invista North America S.a.r.l.

20100312206 - Absorber and disposable absorbent article: The absorber includes an assembly at least having assembled fibers and a sheet member. The sheet member is made of a liquid-permeable nonwoven fabric, covering an upper surface and left and right edges of the assembly, and also covering regions at least in the vicinity of the left and right... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20100312207 - Disposable absorbent article having a frangible bonding agent: A disposable absorbent article that includes a frangible bonding agent for maintaining the absorbent article in a predetermined configuration. The frangible bonding agent may be disposed on a fastening system in order to maintain one or more portions of the fastening system in a particular position during manufacturing but still... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20100312209 - Absorbent article and method for making the same: The present invention aims to provide an absorbent article adapted to maintain a desired flexibility of the topsheet and to prevent the article from becoming glossy. A sanitary napkin 1 comprises a topsheet 2 defining an inner side facing the wearer's skin, an outer side facing the wearer's garment, a... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20100312208 - Fluid permeable structured fibrous web: The present disclosure is directed to a disposable absorbent article comprising a fluid permeable structured fibrous web, the fibrous web comprising thermally stable, fibers that are thermally bonded together using heat producing a base substrate that is thermally stable. The base substrate is textured via mechanical treatment producing a structured... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20100312210 - Disposable absorbent article with masking topsheet having one or more openings providing a passageway to a void space: The present invention relates to a disposable absorbent article, such as a diaper, training pants, adult incontinence article, having a specific topsheet with an opening to receive bowel movement waste (BM) and which is such that it masks the waste present underneath said topsheet. The topsheet is air permeable and... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20100312212 - Fluid permeable structured fibrous web: The present disclosure is directed to a disposable absorbent article comprising a fluid permeable structured fibrous web, the fibrous web comprising thermally stable, fibers that are thermally bonded together using heat producing a base substrate that is thermally stable. The base substrate is textured via mechanical treatment producing a structured... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20100312211 - Structured fibrous web: The present disclosure is directed to disposable absorbent articles comprising a structured fibrous web, the structured fibrous web comprising thermally stable, hydrophilic fibers that are thermally bonded together using heat producing a base substrate that is thermally stable. The base substrate is textured via mechanical treatment to increase its thickness... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20100312213 - Absorbent wearing article and method for making the same: A liquid-absorbent chassis 4 is provided with a barrier cuff 5 including first and second barrier cuffs 5a, 5b each comprising an outermost edge 21, an innermost edge 24 and front and rear ends 22, 23 opposed to and spaced from each other in a longitudinal direction Y. The outermost... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/ann Arbor

20100312215 - Absorbent article: Provided is a sanitary napkin having wings that can be easily attached by being properly folded back at correct positions without causing problems in the wing-like flaps, such as adhesion of adhesive surfaces to each other and wrong adhesion. In a sanitary napkin including wing-like flaps disposed on both sides... Agent: Jordan And Hamburg LLP

20100312216 - Potty training liners: Potty training liners are a comfortable, child sized, absorbent liner, with a concave center and an expandable, flexible bottom to allow rapid flowing urine collection and retention. The Liner has unique absorbent collapsible side walls with an unobstructed center containing superabsorbent for quick pooling of urine. The liner is adhered... Agent: The Law Office Of James E. Harris

20100312217 - Stretchable absorbent core: A stretchable absorbent core (10) includes a stretchable base sheet (20), and a plurality of separate and independent absorbers (30) disposed at least on one side of the base sheet (20). The absorbers (30) are fixed to the base sheet (20) through respective fixing points (33) in such a design... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100312219 - Composite webs with elastic composite structures: Composite webs having one or more elastic composite structures located on a substrate, methods of manufacturing the composite webs, and articles including the elastic composite structures and substrates are disclosed. The elastic composite structures may preferably include one or more elastic components attached to anchors at two or more locations,... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100312218 - Wearing article: A front waist region 8 is provided along a pair of opposite side edges 11 with first fastening members 13, and a rear waist region 9 is provided along a pair of opposite side edges 12 with second fastening members 14 adapted to be engaged with the associated first fastening... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/ann Arbor

20100312214 - Disposable diaper: In each of front and rear waist regions 13, 14, a disposable diaper 10 comprises an upper elasticized region 18 extending in a vicinity of a waist-opening periphery 16a, lower elasticized regions 20A, 20B, intermediate elasticized region 19 extending between the upper elasticized region 18 and the lower elasticized regions... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/ann Arbor

20100312220 - Spike having two pins:

20100312221 - Wearable drug delivery device: In order to provide a wearable drug delivery device for long term administration of drugs not employing a needle or canula, it is suggested according to the present invention that a wearable drug delivery device comprises a tubular reservoir (1) having an outlet end from which a drug may be... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100312222 - Catheters with lubricious linings and methods for making and using them: Apparatus and methods are provided for substantially continuously forming thin-walled sleeves that may be incorporated into tubular devices sized for introduction into a patient. In one embodiment, a pair of sheets including coated surfaces oriented towards one another are directed through a cutting apparatus to cut the sheets into multiple... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP

20100312223 - Rapid exchange fluid jet catheter and method: Catheters including guidewire tubes having a limited length and methods of using the catheters are described. The catheters may be delivered over guidewires in procedures that are commonly referred to as rapid-exchange delivery. In some embodiments, the catheters may be miniature flexible thrombectomy catheters that may be used to remove... Agent: Medrad Patents & Trademarks

20100312224 - Adapter for use in connecting to a first percutaneous introducer: A universal introducer adapter which can be inserted into a pre-placed introducer of arbitrary dimensions eliminates the need to replace or remove the introducer. The adapter includes a distal portion with a retainer in the form of a soft elastic material.... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100312226 - Barb-ended, self-actuating, partially indwelling and continually retained urinary catheter: While waiting for prostate-size-reducing drugs or herbs to have an effect, it's often necessary to have a catheter, like the Foley, inserted into the bladder. Urine passing through such collects in a plastic bag which must be drained, regularly, and is awkward to carry and difficult to disguise under clothing.... Agent: John Anderson Armistead

20100312227 - Devices and methods for catheter advancement: Catheter advancing devices, systems and methods for advancing a catheter into the urethra of a user are disclosed. The catheter advancement device includes a body portion that couples to a guide portion of the catheter, the guide portion being movably coupled to the proximal end of a catheter. The catheter... Agent: Moazzam & Associates, LLC

20100312225 - Wholly indwelling, valve-actuated, urinary catheter: Temporary relief from urine retention often accompanying prostate gland enlargement can be had by catheterization. Conventional catheters extend through the sensitive tip of the penis, causing pain, and preventing sexual relations. This invention places a valve inside the urethra that has an attached, proximal catheter which passes through the prostate... Agent: John Anderson Armistead

20100312228 - Ingestible therapy activator system and method: An ingestible therapy activator system and method are provided. In one aspect, the ingestible therapy activator includes an ingestible device having an effector module to send an effector instruction and a responder module associated with a therapeutic device. The responder module may receive and process the effector instruction, resulting in... Agent: Proteus Biomedical, Inc. Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

20100312229 - Drug delivery chip and fabricating method thereof: A drug-delivery chip and a method of fabricating the same are provided. The drug-delivery chip has a main body having at least one drug receiving space individually formed with an opening for storing drugs therein; a thin film for sealing up the at least one drug receiving space; a first... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100312230 - Patient controlled activation with implantable drug delivery devices: A patient controlled, implantable drug infusion system for administering medicine including a system for administering analgesia to a patient that allows the patient to control the analgesia infusion rates within limits prescribed by a physician for that particular patient. Also disclosed is a closed loop patient feedback system for administering... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

  
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20100305492 - Cerebrospinal fluid purification system: The present invention provides methods and systems for conditioning cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). The methods provide for efficiently removing target compounds from CSF. The systems provide for a multilumen flow path and exchange of a majority volume portion of CSF in the CSF space. The removal and/or delivery of specific compounds... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100305493 - Device for controlling the rate of flow of a fluid: A device (1) for controlling the rate of flow of a fluid such as fluid which is diverted from a part of a human or animal body. The device comprises: an inlet (2); an outlet (4); and a resistance member (6), operatively connected to the inlet (2) and the outlet... Agent: Macmillan Sobanski & Todd, LLC

20100305495 - Method and apparatus for dermal delivery of a substance: The present invention is directed to a method and apparatus for delivering substances, e.g., therapeutic substances, into openings on or near a skin surface, such as hair follicles, pores and/or into sebaceous glands. This can be achieved by using an apparatus to direct a substance into the openings under pressure... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100305494 - Method for photodynamic therapy and apparatus therefor: Photodynamic therapy is used in the treatment of orthopaedic infections. Particularly, it is used in the treatment of infections related to orthopaedic conditions and surgery and includes treatment of sites of deterioration or trauma, such as prior to and after prosthetic fixation such as joint replacement or treatment of trauma... Agent: Fay Sharpe LLP

20100305496 - Flow limiter for a fluid flowing in an aspiration branch of a surgical system, and surgical system: The invention relates to a flow limiter (8) for a fluid flowing in an aspiration branch of a surgical system. which fluid is a surgical fluid and has emulsified particles in a surgical intervention, with a limiter element (81) that comprises at least one flow channel arrangement (9a) with at... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20100305497 - Carbon dioxide external administration device: A carbon dioxide external administration device (1) according to the present invention, comprises a sealing enclosure member (2) capable of sealing off a body surface of a human or an animal from the outside air; a supply unit (3) for supplying carbon dioxide to the inside of the sealing enclosure... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100305498 - Gas mist pressure bath system: The invention is to provide a gas mist pressure bath system, which is possible to control the amount of gas and liquid, pressure and others, and cause a gas mist to be absorbed through a skin and mucous membrane of a human living-body under an optimum condition, in which a... Agent: Kanesaka Berner And Partners LLP

20100305499 - Systems and methods for the identification of compounds in medical fluids using admittance spectroscopy: Described herein are devices, systems, and methods for determining the composition of fluids, and particularly for describing the identity and concentration of one or more components of a medical fluid such as intravenous fluid. These devices, systems and methods take multiple complex admittance measurements from a fluid sample in order... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP

20100305500 - Hyaluronidase as an adjuvant for increasing the injection volume and dispersion of large diameter synthetic membrane vesicles containing a therapeutic agent: Embodiments of the invention relate to hyaluronidase as an adjuvant to increase the injection volume and dispersion of large diameter synthetic membrane vesicles containing one or more therapeutic agents. In particular, embodiments of the invention relate to compositions comprising hyaluronidase and large diameter synthetic membrane vesicles containing a therapeutic agent,... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100305501 - Injector with thumb operable scroll wheel: The present invention relates to an injector comprising a housing (10); a medicament container (12) disposed within the housing, wherein the container has at least one chamber, a front opening with or for an injection needle for delivering the medicament therethrough, and at least one movable stopper; a drive unit... Agent: Potomac Patent Group PLLC

20100305502 - Systems and methods for medical device advancement and rotation: A system for moving an elongate medical device has at least one drive element for engaging and moving an elongate medical device. Various embodiments provide for moving the separate inner and outer elements of a telescoping medical device. Some systems also provide for the rotation of a rotatable distal element... Agent: Harness, Dickey, & Pierce, P.l.c

20100305503 - Optically guided feeding tube, catheters and associated methods: The present invention provides devices and methods for safe, easy and cost effective means of placing and verifying proper placement of nasogastric and nasoenteric feeding tubes. Specifically, an integrated feeding device including a tube operable to deliver a nutritional and/or medicinal substance to the gastrointestinal tract, an optical system including... Agent: BatemanIPLaw Group

20100305504 - Syringe set and heating device for same: A syringe set includes a syringe and a heating device. The heating device includes a heating module in thermal engagement with the syringe and a body supporting the heating module. The heating module includes a first electrode, a second electrode and a heating element. The heating element includes a plurality... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20100305506 - Method for correcting medical fluid injection pressures based on usage: Certain embodiments of the invention are directed to a medical fluid injector of the type that uses a motor to drive fluid from a fluid container by receiving electrical energy from a power source. The medical fluid injector has a motor drive control that delivers electrical energy to the motor.... Agent: Mallinckrodt Inc.

20100305505 - Systems and methods for delivering therapeutic agents: The present embodiments provide systems and methods suitable for delivering a therapeutic agent to a target site. The systems generally comprise a container for holding a therapeutic agent, and a pressure source configured to be placed in selective fluid communication with at least a portion of a reservoir of the... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20100305507 - Compact non-electric medicament infuser: An assembly is provided which includes an infusion device coupled to a standard medication syringe. The medication syringe may be coupled to a stopcock valve having multiple ports and to which syringes, vial adapters, infusion tubing, and multiple other items may be coupled. The infusion device includes a source of... Agent: Bradley P. Heisler Heisler & Associates

20100305508 - Intravenous piston pump disposable & mechanism: An apparatus for delivery of fluids to a patient includes an inlet tube and an outlet tube connected to each other at an angular joint. A rotary valve and a piston are fitted to the angular joint forming a chamber. The rotary valve is provided with a priming channel notch... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100305509 - Vascular introducer sheath with multiple peel lines: A peelable vascular introducer including an elongated tubular sheath having opposed proximal and distal ends and at least three circumferentially spaced peel lines extending from the proximal end to the distal end. The peelable vascular introducer also includes spreadable handles associated with the proximal end of the sheath configured to... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100305510 - Method of securing a line to a patient, fasteners, and their use to secure a line to a patient: Fastener for securing a tube to a patient having a sleeve of variable length capable when lengthened of gripping the tube.... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.

20100305511 - Needle shield with specific roughness: The present invention relates to a shield (10) for the distal extremity of an administration device (3) comprising a hub (2) on which said shield (10) is to be removably engaged, said shield (10) having a wall (13) the internal face (14) of which defining an interior cavity (15) for... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20100305512 - Delivery device: The present invention relates to a delivery device for delivering predetermined amounts of fluid, comprising a body (10), a container (16) filled with fluid to be delivered arranged inside said body, said container comprising an opening for expelling said fluid and a wall (18) movable inside said container (16), a... Agent: Potomac Patent Group PLLC

20100305513 - Syringe and syringe barrel: To provide a syringe barrel and a syringe capable of allowing an operator to feel the amount of injected medical solution or the inserting distance of a piston by a difference in sliding resistance when an injection operation is performed. A syringe 1 includes a syringe barrel 11 which has... Agent: Jae Y. Park

20100305514 - Intravitreal injection system having coaxial cannulae and use thereof: An ophthalmic injection system having coaxial cannulae includes a plurality of syringe bodies and a plurality of cannulae, wherein a first non-flexible cannula is configured to accommodate and guide a second cannula that moves inside the first cannula and penetrates into the internal cavity of an eye globe. The first... Agent: Bausch & Lomb Incorporated

20100305515 - Locking mechanism for drug delivery system: The invention relates to a locking mechanism for adjustable systems for delivering a specified dosage of a substance. The delivery system can be used to deliver, for example, a drug or a nutritional supplement to a human or veterinary patient or for delivering, for example, fertilizer in agricultural use.... Agent: Barbara V. Maurer

20100305518 - Active microneedle array: An active microneedle array and method are provided for penetrating an outer layer of the epidermis. The active microneedle array includes a base having first and second sides. The first side of the base is engageable with the epidermis. A microneedle projects from the first side of the base. The... Agent: Boyle Fredrickson S.c.

20100305519 - Cannula having an overlapping cannula feature and notch feature: A cannula having a notch feature and a cannula feature that at least partially overlap each other is described herein. Generally, the cannula comprises a tubular shaft with a substantially constant outer diameter. The cannula feature comprises at least one surface that extends laterally past the cannula's outer diameter. For... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20100305516 - Methods and moulds for use in fabricating side-ported microneedles: Side-ported microneedles are produced from a suitably shaped microneedle mould (40). A microneedle mould base (32) is made with a number of microneedle mould recesses (30) in it. One surface of the microneedle mould base (32) is coated with a seed layer (34). The microneedle mould base (32) contains two... Agent: Quarles & Brady

20100305517 - Puncture device: A puncture device that reliably acts on the target body site is proposed. The puncture device includes a luminal puncture body 2 having a projection opening 2a on the side surface; a tube 3, accommodated in the puncture body 2, having an acting part 3a that acts on the inside... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100305520 - Biodegradable back and body strap: A unitary biodegradable, absorbent flexible back and body strap for selectively applying a protective substance and a skin-protective agent to a user's body, the strap having an elongated thin parallelepiped midportion, a biconcave first gripping end, and an opposite biconcave second gripping end, each end having a tip narrower in... Agent: Crossley Patent Law

20100305521 - Fluid medication delivery device: A fluid delivery device for transdermal delivery of a fluid to a patient. The device comprises an envelope that may be applied to a patient's skin. The envelope comprises at least one diffusion layer coupled to at least one impermeable layer such that at least a chamber is defined therebetween.... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.

20100305522 - Fluid medication delivery device: A fluid delivery device for transdermal delivery of a fluid to a patient. The device comprises an envelope that may be applied to a patient's skin. The envelope comprises at least one diffusion layer coupled to at least one impermeable layer such that at least a chamber is defined therebetween.... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.

20100305523 - Active exudate control system: 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

20100305524 - System for providing continual drainage in negative pressure wound therapy: A system for subatmospheric pressure therapy in connection with healing a wound is provided. The system includes a wound dressing cover dimensioned for positioning relative to a wound bed of a subject to establish a reservoir over the wound bed in which subatmospheric pressure may be maintained, a subatmospheric pressure... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20100305525 - Hand-held vomit and urinal bag holder: A body liquid bag holder comprising a tubular wall defining a hollow space with an open upper end and a lower end longitudinally opposite the upper end; a liquid body bag attachment adjacent to the upper end of the tubular wall; and at least one apertured handle extending through the... Agent: Ogilvy Renault LLP

20100305526 - Reduced-pressure treatment systems and methods employing hydrogel reservoir members: A reduced-pressure treatment system for treating a tissue site of a patient, the system includes a manifold pad for disposing proximate the tissue site. The manilfold pad includes a hydrogel reservoir member and a manifold member. The hydrogel reservoir member is adapted to receive and store fluid from the tissue... Agent: Kinetic Concepts, Inc. C/o Snr Denton US LLP

20100305527 - Catheter product package and method of forming same: A catheter product package and method of forming same in which the package comprises a sheet material wrapped about the catheter product to form a package for the catheter product. The catheter product extends generally longitudinally within the package, and the sheet material extends from a point beyond the proximal... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP (hollister)

20100305528 - Disposable article hot melt adhesive: A hot melt adhesive comprises an ethylene α-olefin copolymer, an acid anhydride modified polyolefin and a hydrogenated tackifying resin. The hot melt adhesive has excellent viscoelastic properties and can be used in a variety of applications. In one application, attaching an elastic band to a flexible film, the adhesive has... Agent: Pauly, Devries Smith & Deffner, L.L.C.

20100305529 - Absorbent article with absorbent polymer material, wetness indicator, and reduced migration of surfactant: This disclosure provides for an absorbent article having an absorbent polymer material and a component comprising a hydrophilic surfactant-treated nonwoven material, and/or a wetness indicator. Various stabilizing components and methods are disclosed for stabilizing the surfactant-treated synthetic fibers in the nonwoven material so as to reduce surfactant loss during wetting,... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20100305530 - Tampon saturation monitoring system: A tampon has a combined fluid saturation sensor and signal cable that peripherally connects the sensor with a remote signal processor. The sensor provides a blood wetting response signal to a progressing blood saturation boundary in the tampon. Cable and sensor are preferably monolithically fabricated. The lengthy sensor extends spatially... Agent: Idepa Inc. Attn: Johannes Schneeberger

20100305532 - Disposable absorbent aritcle with elastically contractible cuffs for better containment of liquid exudates: A disposable absorbent article includes an absorbent core, a liquid permeable topsheet, a liquid impermeable backsheet, and a pair of elastically contractible cuffs, each of which is constructed of a continuous cuff material and has a standing cuff portion which includes one or more elastic members. Each elastically contractible cuff... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20100305531 - Hot-melt adhesive substance: The invention relates to a hot-melt adhesive substance for sticking together fibrous materials such as matted nonwovens or woven textiles with smooth substrate surfaces, such as plastic or metal films, and for laminating said materials. Said substance is characterized in that it contains at least one polyolefin which has been... Agent: Clariant Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100305533 - Disposable absorbent article with absorbent waistcap or waistband and method for making the same: A disposable absorbent article comprising an absorbent core having a garment surface and an opposed body surface, which surfaces meet along at least one longitudinal edge and at least one end edge; a liquid permeable topsheet positioned adjacent the body surface of the absorbent core and having a pair of... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20100305535 - Improved compression bandage structures: A multi layer compression bandage comprises an inner wound facing layer (11), comprising a knit of viscose fibre yarns including bacteriostatic yarns containing a silver-based bactericide; an intermediate layer (12), which provides a spacer layer, substantially as described in WO 95/16416 and including auxetic materials, and an outer layer (13)... Agent: Duane Morris LLP - PhiladelphiaIPDepartment

20100305534 - Reusable one-side absorption cushion: A reusable one-side absorption cushion mainly includes an absorption layer made of a woven fiber, and a waterproof layer made of a waterproof material for being adhered to one side of the absorption layer. By attaching the reusable one-side absorption cushion to a conventional diaper, the urine of a baby... Agent: Sinorica, LLC

20100305536 - Absorbent structure: The invention relates to an absorbent structure (3) for use in an absorbent article (1) and being defined by an airlaid material structure (3) being formed by a plurality of layers (3a; 3b; 3c; 3d) which are interposed between a liquid-permeable top sheet (2) and an absorbent core (4), said... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100305537 - Better fitting diaper or pant with absorbent particulate polymer material and preformed crotch: A disposable absorbent article includes an absorbent core that is substantially cellulose free and a chassis that can include a topsheet and a backsheet, with the absorbent core located between the topsheet and the backsheet. The chassis may include an absorbent core which includes an absorbent particulate polymer material, the... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20100305539 - Absorbent article: Winkles are prevented from being generated in the flap portion to reduce an uncomfortable feeling and friction. In a sanitary napkin including an absorber interposed between a liquid-permeable top sheet and a liquid-impermeable back sheet and a flap portion surrounding the absorber without including the absorber, the flap portions at... Agent: Jordan And Hamburg LLP

20100305540 - Device and method for prevention of swimmer's ear: A device and method for removing residual water from the external ear canal of an individual comprise using a portion of dry, pre-compressed, absorbent sponge material that is die-cut or otherwise fashioned to have a bluntly pointed tip on at least one end. The bluntly pointed tip is placed into... Agent: Marshall & Melhorn, LLC

20100305538 - Sanitary napkin: The sanitary napkin includes an inner core of absorbent material that is spirally or helically wound along its length and tapers in diameter from a larger first end to a smaller second end. A layer of soft, pliable, liquid-pervious material encapsulates the inner core. The larger end of the napkin... Agent: Litman Law Offices, Ltd.

20100305541 - Absorbent article: An absorbent article including an absorbent article main body which is extended in a longitude direction and having a front end portion and a rear end portion, and which includes an absorber of liquid-retaining, a topsheet of liquid-permeable covering a surface of the absorber, and a backsheet of liquid-nonpermeable supporting... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20100305542 - Diaper or diaper like undergarment and separation device for undergarments: An improved undergarment and a separation device for use with undergarments that are worn by persons afflicted with dual incontinence to separate urine and feces that collect in the undergarment. In one embodiment, the undergarment is provided with the separation device at or near the middle area of the inner... Agent: Richard A. Ryan Attorney At Law

20100305543 - Nonwoven fabric and method for the production thereof: Nonwoven fabrics of a basis weight of 10 to 30 g/m2 prepared from endless filaments of 0.5 to 3.5 den of fineness by spun-melt technology primarily for producing hygienic products. It consists of endless polyolefin filaments of a volume mass in the range from 40 to 80 g/m3, its basis... Agent: Dla Piper LLP (us) Attn: Patent Group

20100305544 - Intradermal syringe and needle assembly: A device and method for making an injection with a short needle, which includes a needle cannula and a limiter surrounding the needle cannula and includes a skin engaging surface on the limiter. The limiter is moveable from a first position in which an elongate portion of the needle cannula... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20100305545 - Apparatus and method for controlling insulin infusion with state variable feedback: An infusion system, which may be a closed loop, or “semi-closed-loop”, infusion system, uses state variable feedback to control the rate at which fluid is infused into a user's body. The closed loop system includes a sensor system, a controller, and a delivery system. The “semi-closed-loop” system further includes prompts... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

20100305546 - Methods and kits for volumetric distribution of pharmaceutical agents via the vascular adventitia and microcirculation: Methods and kits for delivering pharmaceutical agents to the adventitia and other regions outside the external elastic lamina (EEL) surrounding a blood vessel utilize a catheter having a needle. The needle is positioned in up to 5 mm beyond the EEL and delivers an amount of pharmaceutical agent sufficient to... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100305547 - Method of use of fibroblast growth factor, vascular endothelial growth factor and related proteins in the treatment of acute and chronic heart disease: Disclosed herein is a rational, multi-tier approach to the administration of growth factor proteins in the treatment of heart disease. Also disclosed is a method to evaluate the effectiveness of the administration of growth factor proteins comprising the clinical assay of CPK-MB levels in a patient undergoing treatment with growth... Agent: Ernest D. Buff Ernest D. Buff & Associates, LLC

20100305548 - Apparatus and methods for administration of reconstituted medicament: A body portion of the apparatus comprises an interior cavity and a plurality of fluid lumens extending from the cavity to a periphery of the body portion. The apparatus further comprises a first fluid port in fluid communication with a first one of the fluid lumens. The first fluid port... Agent: Klein, O'neill & Singh, LLP

20100305549 - Reduced pressure wound treatment system: A reduced pressure treatment appliance is provided for treating a wound on the body of a patient. In some embodiments, the appliance comprises an overlay, which is further comprised of cup members that may be detached or cut away from the overlay so that the overlay can be adjusted in... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100305550 - Mems device and method for delivery of therapeutic agents: Embodiments of an implantable device for delivering a therapeutic agent to a patient include a reservoir configured to contain a liquid comprising the therapeutic agent, and a cannula in fluid communication with the reservoir. The cannula is shaped to facilitate insertion thereof into a patient's eyeball.... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Patent Administrator

20100305551 - Valveless impedance pump drug delivery systems: A drug-delivery unit suitable for implantation into a patient body may include a valveless impedance pump. In some implementations the unit may include an actuator, control electronics and a battery, and may communicate with an external patient interface unit. The patient interface unit can be used to control operation of... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.

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