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Surgery January recently filed with US Patent Office 01/11

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01/27/2011 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20110021966 - Systems, methods, and devices for blood treatment: A blood treatment device provides a photopheresis treatment using a microfluidic separation channel to separate blood components into layers The layering caused by laminar flow in the microfluidic separation channel allows light to be projected through plasma onto leukocytes without hindrance by erythrocytes... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC

20110021967 - Device and method for monitoring an access to a patient: The present invention relates to a device and a method for monitoring a patient access, particularly for monitoring the venous vascular access in extracorporeal blood treatment where blood is withdrawn from the patient via a flexible arterial line which has an arterial needle or cannula, and provided to the patient... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20110021968 - Pancreatic exocrine secretion diversion apparatus and method: A method and apparatus for treating a patient's health condition by diverting pancreatic exocrine secretions include a flow diverter of material compatible with chronic residence within a small intestine of the patient. The flow diverter has a cover end and a discharge end. The flow diverter is sized to be... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20110021969 - Prosthetic device for creating a vascular bypass, without clamping, from a blood vessel: Prosthetic device for creating a vascular bypass from an arterial vessel, in particular from the aorta, which can have substantial collateral branches, characterized in that the device includes one or more prosthetic tubes of which one of the ends is joined to a flexible fixing collar with an outer face... Agent: Egbert Law Offices

20110021972 - Composition and device structure for iontophoresis: Device structure 100 for iontophoresis provides electrode 101 and electrically conductive layer 102. Electrically conductive layer 102 contains active ingredient D and basic water swelling methacrylate copolymer P1 and/or acidic water swelling methacrylate copolymer P2. Electrode 101 and electrically conductive layer 102 are placed into a hollow of backing 103... Agent: Townsend & Banta C/o Portfolio Ip

20110021973 - Formulations for cosmetic and wound care treatments with photosensitizers as fluorescent markers: Photoactive materials, such as photosensitizers, are used as fluorescent markers for in vivo detection of the distribution of the injected filler material during cosmetic treatments. In one preferred embodiment, liposomal formulated temoporfin is used, as the photoactive component, in very small concentrations along with fillers for cosmetic and wound healing... Agent: Mccarter & English, LLP Hartford Cityplace I

20110021970 - Non-invasive energy upconversion methods and systems for in-situ photobiomodulation: Products, compositions, systems, and methods for modifying a target structure which mediates or is associated with a biological activity, including treatment of conditions, disorders, or diseases mediated by or associated with a target structure, such as a virus, cell, subcellular structure or extracellular structure. The methods may be performed in... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20110021974 - Retinitis pigmentosa treatment and prophalaxis: The invention relates to a method of instilling insulin ophthalmic drops in the conjunctival sac for treating retinitis pigmentosa due to any etiological factors both genetic and non genetic. The retinitis pigmentosa is treated with Insulin and/or IGF-I with or without known anti-retinitis pigmentosa therapeutic, pharmaceutical, biochemical, and biological agents... Agent: Patwrite LLC

20110021971 - Selective treatments for chronic rhinosinusitis: Method for treating chronic rhinosinusitis in a human patient. In the method a photosensitizing agent such as indocyanine green can be applied to color a nasal or sinal treatment site harboring infectious microorganisms. The photosensitizing agent can have an energy absorption peak in a near infrared wavelength region of the... Agent: Ip Patent Docketing K&l Gates LLP

20110021975 - Devices and methods for minimally invasive access to sinuses and treatment of sinusitis: The present invention provides minimally invasive devices and methods for accessing the sinuses and their surrounding structures for surgery and other treatments. The anterior ethmoid and maxillary sinuses are accessed and treated under minimal anesthesia with little or no postoperative limitation of activity or adverse symptoms. Direct visual verification of... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Attn: Patent Administrator

20110021976 - Method and device for tissue removal and for delivery of a therapeutic agent or bulking agent: According to an aspect of the present invention, a medical device is provided, which comprises the following: (a) a hollow elongate body (e.g., a elongate cylinder, such as a needle) having distal and proximal ends; and (b) a rotatable member comprising a tissue morselizer and an elongate shaft (e.g., an... Agent: Mayer & Williams PC

20110021977 - Valve assembly: A valve assembly for the sealed reception of an elongated object is provided. The assembly includes a valve body defining at least one opening configured and dimensioned to permit entry of an elongated object and defining a central longitudinal axis, and an elongated seal member having a resilient sealing structure... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp D/b/a Covidien

20110021978 - Drug delivery system including a drug-container holder and a pump assembly: A first drug delivery system includes first and second drug-container holders and first and second pump assemblies. The first (second) holder is adapted to receive a first (second) drug container having a first (a different second) dimensioned shape but not a second (first) drug container having a different second (a... Agent: Thompson Hine L.L.P. Intellectual Property Group

20110021979 - Enteral feeding set and interlock device therefor: An enteral feeding set for an enteral feeding pump having a control system for controlling operation of the pump to supply nutrient liquid to a patient through the enteral feeding set loaded in the pump, a source of electromagnetic radiation for emitting electromagnetic radiation and an electromagnetic radiation detector for... Agent: Tyco Healthcare - Edward S. Jarmolowicz

20110021980 - Needle-free delivery device for therapeutic proteins based on single antigen-binding domains such as nanobodies®: The present invention relates to needle-free delivery devices for administering therapeutic or diagnostic therapeutic proteins that are based on single domain antibodies, and methods of using such a device in therapies or diagnostic applications.... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20110021982 - Dispensing device with bypass: A device for dispensing multiple components has a syringe housing comprising at least one storage container that is divided into at least two chambers and has a bypass arrangement, and a second storage container with or without a bypass arrangement, the syringe housing being realized as part of a double... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20110021981 - Methods and compositions for treating trauma-hemorrhage using estrogen and derivatives thereof: Disclosed are methods and materials for treating or preventing complications due to traumatic injuries using estrogen or derivatives thereof.... Agent: Ballard Spahr LLP

20110021983 - Method and apparatus for patient-controlled medical therapeutics: An apparatus and associated methods are provided to authenticate a patient based on a biometric identifier of the patient before a prescribed dose of medical therapeutic, such as analgesics or other medication, are dispensed to the patient. Authentication takes places by pressing a button and scanning the patient's fingerprint and... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

20110021984 - Robotic catheter system with dynamic response: An apparatus for maintaining a robotic catheter system in a responsive state includes a catheter, a plurality of linear translatable control elements, and a controller. In an embodiment, the catheter includes a proximal portion, a distal portion, and at least two steering wires. The steering wires may be configured at... Agent: Sjm/afd - Dykema C/o Cpa Global

20110021985 - Anti-restenosis drug covered and eluting balloons for valvuloplasty of aortic valve stenosis for the prevention of restenosis: In one embodiment, balloons are intended for use in valvuloplasty of stenosed aortic valves, with a potential use for valvuloplasty of other heart valves as well. Their common special feature is that the entire or part of their external surface is covered by a drug that is eluted at the... Agent: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel, P.C.

20110021986 - Dilation catheter: A catheter (10) for treating stenotic sites in the human body (e.g. in the azygos vein) includes an expandable portion (12) having, when expanded, an arched shape. The arched shape may extends over an angle (a) of at least 90° degrees, and preferably of between 90° and 120° degrees, with... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20110021987 - Novel medical pulsating device: The invention relates to a novel pulsating medical device comprising: a catheter (1) designed to be inserted into a blood vessel, having a diameter and comprising a rod at its insertion end, termed part A; and an inflatable component (6) housed around part of the catheter (1), termed part B,... Agent: Trego, Hines & Ladenheim, PLLC

20110021989 - Safety medical syringe with retractable needle: A syringe includes a hollow barrel, a hollow plunger movable within the barrel and a needle assembly secured within and at a distal end of the barrel. The needle assembly includes a needle holder, a resilient member that biases the needle holder toward the proximal end opening of the barrel,... Agent: Law Office Of Robert C. Klinger

20110021988 - Safety needle assembly: The invention relates to a safety needle assembly for injecting a fluid into a human body comprising a cylindrical housing with a bottom surface supporting a needle cannula and a shield telescopically movable relative to the housing. A spring located within the housing urges the shield in a distal needle... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department

20110021991 - Fully automated method of measuring and regulating cerebrospinal fluid parameters using disposable tube-set: A method and device for measuring and regulating pressure and flow in the spinal canal, in order to characterize individual patient's cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) dynamics. A unique disposable tube-set plate, with computer regulated automated solenoids is used to control flow pressure and the location of a small pressure sensor allows... Agent: Lynn E Barber

20110021992 - Illumination instrument for an infusion pump: Some embodiments of an infusion pump system may include an illumination instrument that provides the user with an opportunity to illuminate and inspect a targeted location. The illumination instrument can be useful in situations where the ambient lighting is insufficient for the user's inspection needs (e.g., during the night, during... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C. (tc)

20110021990 - Micropump and method for manufacturing thereof: A micropump comprises a valve system having one gasket (10) shaped to define three cavities (12, 12a, 12b) connected respectively to a piston chamber, an inlet port and an outlet port of the pump. A valve switching element (16) having at least one groove (17) is movably mounted on the... Agent: John Alexander Galbreath

20110021993 - Miniature disposable or partially reusable dosing pump: The invention is a dosing pump that can be worn on the body of a patient for subcutaneously delivering liquid with centi-micro liter accuracy to his/her body. The dosing pump comprises a pump unit, an internal control unit; and a reservoir containing the liquid. The pump unit comprises a pump... Agent: Kevin D. Mccarthy Roach Brown Mccarthy & Gruber, P.C.

20110021994 - Access device: An access device places a medical article within a body space of a patient. The device has a needle that includes an elongated body, a side fenestration on the elongated body, and a needle hub. The device further includes a dilator disposed on and slideable along the elongated body of... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20110021995 - Trocar assembly with radially moveable housing: A surgical access assembly includes a cannula, a housing mounted to the cannula, and a seal disposed within the cannula. The cannula is adapted for insertion through tissue to permit access to an underlying tissue site. The cannula defines a longitudinal axis and has a longitudinal passageway for passage of... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp D/b/a Covidien

20110021996 - Structure of micro-needle with side channel and manufacturing method thereof: The present invention relates to a microneedle for delivering active agent or agents. The microneedle comprises a body a body having a base at one end thereof and a tip portion at the other end thereof; a pair of projections connected to a side of the body and having a... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20110021997 - Catheter securement device: An improved catheter securement device, the device having a main body assembly for securing a catheter housing, the assembly adapted to adhesively adher to the skin of a patient, wherein the improvement is a thin, flexible base extension member that is adapted to adher to the patient's skin, the base... Agent: Rogers Towers, P.A.

20110021998 - Intravenous securement device with adhesively interconnected anchoring component and permeable adhesive strip: A catheter anchoring assembly includes a permeable adhesive strip, a platform for securing the catheter, and a flowable adhesive layer. The flowable adhesive layer adhesively secures the platform to the adhesive strip. The flowable adhesive is applied to one side of the strip with a skin-contacting adhesive on the opposite... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20110021999 - Filter for flow improvements for delivery of biomaterials: A flow delivery system includes a syringe and a needle and/or a catheter that delivers an aqueous solution of a material, e.g., a biomaterial alone or mixed with a fluid lubricant, into a body. A filter located within the body of the syringe includes a plurality of openings each of... Agent: O'shea Getz P.C. Suite 912

20110022000 - Method and device: The invention relates to a method and device for treating or preventing or suppressing a disease or condition in a non-human animal. The method comprises the steps of providing a single delivery device containing two components for sequential delivery from the delivery device. A first component is delivered from the... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20110022001 - Pen needle assembly: A pen needle assembly is provided herein having a hub with a distal end and a proximal end; a needle fixed to the hub and having a distal end, for insertion into a patient, and a proximal end; an inner shield disposed proximally of the hub; a spring disposed between... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20110022002 - Needle insertion systems and methods: A housing may have a needle, plunger, and bias mechanism supported within the housing by a tab configured to retain the plunger in position and to allow the plunger to move under bias force imparted by the bias mechanism to move the needle to an insert position when the tab... Agent: Foley & Lardner

20110022003 - Detachable embolization coil: An embolization delivery system and a method of using said system by a physician to deliver an embolization coil into the vasculature of a patient is disclosed. The embolization delivery system comprises a delivery tube in the form of a catheter or wire guide that may be reversibly inserted, a... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20110022005 - Medical device having hydrophilic coatings: The present invention relates to a medical device having a coating comprising at least one polyurethaneurea, wherein the coating comprises at least one polyurethane urea terminated with a copolymer unit of polyethyloxide and polypropyloxide.... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz, LLP

20110022004 - Patent foramen ovale catheter and method of using the same: A catheter for use in accessing a left atrium of a living heart within a subject's body by passing from the heart's right atrium to the heart's left atrium through a patent foramen ovale (PFO) in the heart, such as performing a percutaneous procedure for closing the PFO, includes a... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP

20110022006 - Method and apparatus for delivering a therapeutic substance through an injection port: Adapters for utilizing a syringe or pen injector with a subcutaneous injection port to deliver a therapeutic substance through the injection port and methods of using the adapters are provided. A syringe adapter has a body having a first end and a second end. The first end of the body... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20110022007 - Ophthalmic devices for the controlled release of active agents: The invention provides devices useful for the delivery of active agents to the eye in a controlled manner. In the devices of the invention, the active agent is present within the device in a continuous or discontinuous concentration gradient.... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20110022009 - Self-destructing transdermal therapeutic system having improved functionality and efficacy: The invention relates to a self-destructing transdermal therapeutic system (TTS), preferably in the form of a transdermal patch, that includes an active ingredient, an agent rendering the active ingredient useless, and a perforation mechanism. The perforation mechanism allows a mobile phase to reach an agent that is capable of rendering... Agent: Propat, L.L.C.

20110022008 - Wound care system: An improved wound care system is set forth. The system includes a wound care device having a first end and a second end. A fastener, adapted to extend to a desired length to selectively attach the device at an anchor, wherein the anchor is provided on a second end of... Agent: Carmen B. Patti Carmen Patti Law Group, LLC

20110022010 - Method and apparatus for treating meibomian gland dysfunction employing fluid jet: According to the present invention, there is provided a method of treating meibomian gland dysfunction in a mammal wherein an occlusion blocks at least a portion of the flow of naturally occurring secretion out of a gland channel orifice. The invention comprises selecting a device capable of delivering a jet... Agent: Withrow & Terranova, P.l.l.c.

20110022011 - Apparatus and method for the removal and containment of human waste excretion: The present invention relates to an apparatus for the removal and containment of human waste products from the effected area of incontinent patients. The apparatus and process encapsulates the areas of the body where urine and fecal matter are excreted. In particular, the present invention is directed to an apparatus... Agent: Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

20110022012 - Method and apparatus for treatment of pleural effusion: A device for the drainage of a pleural effusion through an operatively engaged chest tube in the chest wall. The device employs a check valve situated between a vacuum source communicating with the chest tube to prevent reversal of the fluid flow out of the patient's body and possible contamination.... Agent: Donn K. Harms Patent & Trademark Law Center

20110022013 - Negative pressure assisted tissue treatment system: A system for stimulating the healing of tissue comprises a porous pad positioned within a wound cavity, and an airtight dressing secured over the pad, so as to provide an airtight seal to the wound cavity. A proximal end of a conduit is connectable to the dressing. A distal end... Agent: Kinetic Concepts, Inc. C/o Snr Denton US LLP

20110022014 - Extensible nonwoven fabric and composite nonwoven fabric comprising same: An extensible nonwoven fabric comprises a fiber comprising at least two olefin-based polymers. These olefin-based polymers are of the same kind and have different induction periods of strain-induced crystallization as measured at the same temperature and shear strain rate. A composite nonwoven fabric of the invention comprises at least one... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20110022015 - Multilayer absorbent article: An article has a body facing engagement surface for contacting a wearer's tissue layer. The body facing engagement surface has a first state adapted to inhibit movement of the article with respect to the tissue layer of the wearer, and a second state adapted to enhance movement of the article... Agent: Christopher M. Goff (27839) Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20110022016 - Multilayer absorbent article: A contact layer has an engagement surface adapted to contact a user's tissue layer. The contact layer is constructed so that the engagement surface has a first state adapted to inhibit movement of the contact layer with respect to the tissue layer of the user, and a second state adapted... Agent: Christopher M. Goff (27839) Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20110022017 - Absorbent article having an umbilical notch cut: A disposable absorbent article having a front end edge and a back end edge, wherein the front end edge is formed by a non-linear cut with an umbilical notch, and wherein the front end edge and the back end edge are complementary in shape.... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20110022018 - Method of manufacturing absorbent articles containing elastics: A method of manufacturing absorbent articles having an absorbent core (18,20,22) enclosed between casing sheets (16,24) and elastic elements (26-28) located in a front part and/or rear part of the article, includes the steps of laying a row of absorbent cores (18,20,22) on a first web (16) of casing material... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20110022020 - Absorbent article: The present invention provides an absorbent article 1 that does not easily warp in a leg-surrounding portion. The absorbent article 1 includes an absorbing member 2 in an elongated shape arranged along a longitudinal direction of the absorbent article, and a stretchable chassis 3 having a leg-surrounding portion 3a recessed... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20110022019 - 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

20110022021 - 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

20110022022 - Multi-chamber bag: There is provided a multi-chamber bag that is capable of securely checking a medicinal substance accommodated therein without the necessity to perform a troublesome work, while preventing a matter deteriorating the medicinal substance from reaching the inside of a medicinal-substance accommodation chamber and hence securely preventing the deterioration of the... Agent: Berliner & Associates

20110022023 - Unitary withdrawal spike unit suitable for factory fitting: A withdrawal spike unit (200) comprises a withdrawal spike component (30′) and an integrally formed adapter component (60′) that is adapted to couple with a vial (10) in a safe and secure manner. The integral formation of the component parts (30′, 60′) makes fully automated manufacture and assembly of assemblies... Agent: Novartis Vaccines And Diagnostics Inc.

20110022024 - Connector for packaging containing medical fluids and packaging for medical fluids: The disclosure relates to a connector for packaging containing medical fluids, in particular infusion or transfusion bags, including a tubular connection part for receiving a spike for the withdrawal of fluid, and having a lower opening on the packaging side and an upper opening on the connection side. A self-sealing... Agent: Occhiuti Rohlicek & Tsao, LLP

20110022025 - Medical device having capacitive coupling communication and energy harvesting: Provided is a wearable, self-contained drug infusion or medical device capable of communicating with a host controller or other external devices via a personal area network (PAN). The medical device utilizes a PAN transceiver for communication with other devices in contact with a user's body, such as a physiological sensor... Agent: Roylance, Abrams, Berdo & Goodman, L.L.P.

20110022026 - Methods and devices for delivering drugs using drug-delivery or drug-coated guidewires: The present invention relates to a method of delivering drugs having e.g., anti-proliferative activity in the vascular, preferably, the cardiovascular, system locally or systematically using an at least partially drug-coated guidewire. The drug-coated guidewire, particularly an expansion member or portion thereof, is brought into contact with the target tissue or... Agent: Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.c. Intellectual Property Department

20110022027 - Drug-eluting catheter and method of manufacturing the same: Biocompatible nanoparticles 1 which entrap a bioactive substance and whose surface is positive-charge-modified are electrically adhered to a balloon portion 9 of a catheter main body 5 through a negatively charged resin layer 11, and thus a nanoparticle layer 12 is formed. After the catheter main body 5 is indwell... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C. (ny)

20110022028 - device and method for delivery of a drug depot near the nerve: Drug depot delivery devices and methods are provided for delivering one or more drug depots in close proximity to the nerve of a patient with or without repositioning the cannula. The device includes an electronic monitor for detecting the proximity of the tip of the cannula to a nerve. In... Agent: Medtronic Attn: Noreen Johnson -IPLegal Department

20110022029 - Contact over-torque with three-dimensional anatomical data: A method is provided for establishing contact of a medical device against a three-dimensional surface geometry within a subject body, the method comprising obtaining a three-dimensional tissue surface geometry of an anatomical region within the subject body, obtaining a target location on the surface for the device to contact, determining... Agent: Harness, Dickey, & Pierce, P.l.c

20110022030 - Fluorinated polymers in medical devices: The present invention refers to medical devices comprising fluorinated polymers, especially to tubings, used for constructing catheters like balloon catheters, delivery catheters or guide catheters.... Agent: Workman Nydegger

20110022031 - Needleless medical connector: A valve for selectively permitting a fluid flow between first and second medical implements is disclosed. The valve has a housing with an interface suitable for receiving a connector portion of a first medical device such as a catheter, and a seal made of a flexible material. The seal has... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

  
01/20/2011 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20110015559 - Dialysis catheter: A dialysis catheter comprising a catheter body having a proximal portion, a distal portion, a first longitudinally extending central lumen configured to deliver blood, and at least three longitudinally extending lumens positioned radially of the central lumen and configured to withdraw blood from a patient. At least one blood delivery... Agent: Neil D. Gershon

20110015558 - Isolating cardiac circulation: In a method for substantially isolating cardiac circulation from systemic circulation, flow between the coronary sinus and the right atrium is occluded. A venous collection device having a collection lumen and a support structure is located in the coronary sinus. The support structure is used to maintain patency of the... Agent: Merchant & Gould P.C.

20110015560 - Wound irrigation containment arrangement: A containment arrangement for safely and effectively treating a wound on a patient without contaminating attending personnel. The arrangement comprises a patient receiving first enclosure having a patient contacting periphery, a pressurizable source in communication with the patient through a wall of the enclosure for enlarging the enclosure, and a... Agent: Donald N. Halgren

20110015562 - Composite irrigation/aspiration needle with ball tip: An irrigation/aspiration needle has a rigid needle body over which an elastomeric sleeve is fitted. The elastomeric sleeve terminates in a smooth, relatively soft, rounded tip through which a passageway extends, communicating with a passageway in the sleeve which, in turn, communicates with passageways in the needle body and needle... Agent: Law Offices Of Jerry A. Schulman

20110015564 - Direct stream hydrodynamic catheter system: A direct stream hydrodynamic catheter system is provided for the removal of thrombus, lesions and the like including provisions for the infusion of drugs, lysing fluids and the like into a blood vessel. Physician controlled high powered direct fluid jet streams emanate from a fluid jet emanator in the form... Agent: Medrad Patents & Trademarks

20110015563 - Method of controlling a surgical system based on a rate of change of an operating parameter: A surgical system that is able to sense the onset of an occlusion or other surgical event as well as when an occlusion breaks. To help avoid overheating of the tip, the system of the present invention predicts the temperature of the eye using irrigation flow rate and reduces the... Agent: Alcon

20110015561 - Phacoemulsification needle: A phacoemulsification needle having a hollow passageway terminates in a straight needle tip formed off-axis from the passageway, allowing the needle tip to move eccentrically when the needle is subjected to torsional or longitudinal vibratory motion. The tip may be flared or may be coextensive with the needle body. The... Agent: Law Offices Of Jerry A. Schulman

20110015565 - Gas dispenser with therapeutic agent: Various embodiments described herein promote accelerated healing of a wound. For example, in some embodiments, a gas emitter, such as an oxygen emitter, and a therapeutic agent, such as a zeolite, are positioned proximal to a wound. In some embodiments, the therapeutic agent is dispersed or contained in a substrate... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20110015566 - Needle-less syringe adapter: A needle-less syringe adapter has a tube, a resilient valve, a piercing member and an injection member. The tube has a body has a cavity and an outlet hole. The resilient valve is mounted in the cavity and has a chamber, a top slit and a bottom slit. The piercing... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC

20110015567 - Intradermal needles injection device: A programmable injection device, comprising: a nozzle comprising a nozzle head with a fluid input hole and a distinct injection hole, the nozzle head accepts a dose of fluid from the fluid input hole to be injected into the skin of a patient through the injection hole, without use of... Agent: Soroker-agmon Advocate And Patent Attorneys

20110015568 - Dry to wet injector: The present disclosure relates to an apparatus and method for combining a solid particulate with a solvent prior to an injection protocol within an injector device. The solid particulate may be a pharmaceutical compound and the microcapsules contain a solvent for such particulate. Upon application of pressure, the microcapsules may... Agent: Grossman, Tucker, Perreault & Pfleger, PLLC

20110015569 - Robotic catheter system input device: An input device for a robotic medical system includes a handle configured to be rotatable about a center axis, and to be longitudinally displaceable along the center axis. The input device also includes a deflection control element disposed on the handle and configured to selectively control deflection of the distal... Agent: Sjm/afd - Dykema C/o Cpa Global

20110015570 - Medical guide wire, method of making the same , and assembly of balloon catheter and guiding catheter combined with the medical guide wire: In a medical guide wire 1, a flexible core wire 2 is made of austenitic stainless steel wire treated with a solid solution procedure, and drawn with a whole cross sectional reduction ratio as 80%-97.6%. The core wire 2 and a helical spring body 3 are welded by a welding... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

20110015571 - Balloon catheter: The present invention relates to the attachment of balloon walls to catheters in order to provide a balloon catheter. In particular it relates to adhering the balloon walls to the catheters in order to optimize an even inflation of the balloon.... Agent: Coloplast A/s Attention: Corporate Patents

20110015572 - Prefilled retractable syringe, plunger and needle assembly: A retractable syringe, plunger and releasable needle retaining assembly are provided. The retractable syringe typically has a glass barrel and is prefilled with fluid contents before use. The releasable needle retaining system comprises a retractable needle, a needle seal, a retaining member and an ejector member that is operable to... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP - Patent Group

20110015573 - Safety intravenous cannulas: A safety intravenous cannula and catheter device is disclosed. The device permits easy insertion of a cannula made of a biocompatible material into the vein with a guide needle and withdrawal of the guide needle into a safety chamber with an in- built locking mechanism with completely prevents removal and/reuse... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20110015574 - Device for injecting a viscous fluid into the body: s

20110015575 - Spinal needle light guide apparatus and method of delivery: In one embodiment there is provided a spinal needle having a cannula defining an interior hollowed region with a longitudinal length and opposite proximal and distal ends. The cannula includes an opening at its distal end. The spinal needle further includes a UV light source and a light transmission tube... Agent: Adam K. Sacharoff Much Shelist Denenberg Ament & Rubenstein

20110015576 - Medicament identification system for multi-dose injection devices: A dynamic identification system for a multi-dose injection device includes a dose dial sleeve containing indicia of the medicament contained within the device becomes visible or available to the olfactory or gustation senses only during dose setting as the dial sleeve is translated proximally out of the outer housing of... Agent: Andrea Q. Ryan Sanofi-aventis U.s. LLC

20110015577 - Injection device with retractable needle: The present invention relates to a needle assembly (1) to be used in combination with a storing device (200) comprising a barrel (8) defining a chamber (9) receiving a product (4) and a piston (2), the assembly (1) comprising: —needle-bearing portion (7) in a first material, movable between an exposed... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20110015578 - Tamper-proof closure having a retaining pin: e

20110015579 - Safety reset key and needle assembly: A needle assembly includes a mounting structure and a needle mounted on the mounting structure and extending outwardly from the mounting structure. The needle has a longitudinal axis, a sharp end and a central axial passageway. A safety shield is associated with the needle and includes a tubular housing having... Agent: Tyco Healthcare - Edward S. Jarmolowicz

20110015580 - Devices, assemblies, and methods for controlling fluid flow: Connector assemblies are provided for controlling flow in a fluid line that include an outer shell, an inner housing, and a tubular member. The inner housing is disposed within the outer shell and includes a boss disposed adjacent a first end of the outer shell. The inner housing is movable... Agent: Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

20110015581 - Medical connector with closeable male luer: A luer connector comprising a housing with a hollow bore having first and second ends. The hollow bore also has a male luer tip and a tapering interior surface. The luer connector also comprises a rigid valve member configured to at least partially extend through the housing. The valve member... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20110015582 - Medical connector with closeable male luer: A luer connector including a housing with first end including a male luer tip and a second end. The connector further includes a rigid valve member having a first opened end and a second closed end and a retaining member configured to couple the valve member and the housing. The... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20110015583 - Systems and methods for providing an iv administration set incorporating drip monitoring circuitry: A circuitry for counting drips and monitoring a rate of infusion is incorporated into an IV administration set. The circuitry includes a pair of leads that are positioned in the pathway of fluid droplets, such that each droplet simultaneously contacts both leads. As such, the leads act as a virtual... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20110015584 - Easy-pasting exercise patch: An easy-pasting exercise patch includes a patch body having an under surface to which a release paper is attached. The patch body is in the form of a thin sheet having a bottom having a center serving as a reference to define a plurality of turns of non-adhesive-coated circumferential slots... Agent: Leong C. Lei

20110015588 - Apparatus and method for treatment of infected nail: An infected nail of a digit of a patient is treated using apparatus including an enclosure capable of housing at least a distal end of at least one digit of a patient having an infected nail. The apparatus also includes a heater and a nail infection agent-containing member housed within... Agent: Brian S. Boyer, Ph.d.

20110015586 - Application of polymeric materials to screens to facilitate hemostasis and wound healing: This invention relates in general to a method and device for facilitating hemostasis and wound healing. In particular, the invention relates to the device comprising a polymeric material disposed on a scaffold that facilitates hemostasis and wound healing. Specifically, the invention contemplates the use of such scaffolds in conjunction with... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20110015587 - Irrigation device and method using same: A disposable therapeutic device for the promotion of wound healing providing fluid irrigation and vacuum drainage of a wound includes a housing containing a controller and fluid moving device in a waterproof manner, a fluid mover capable of raising, compressing, or transferring fluid, a controller equipped to restrict fluid moving... Agent: A Patent Lawyer Corp, PLC R William Graham

20110015585 - Method and device for providing intermittent negative pressure wound healing: A method and device for providing intermittent negative pressure wound healing which includes equipped to (a) apply a negative pressure compressible therapeutic dressing about a wound; (b) compress the therapeutic dressing using negative pressure to subject the wound and the therapeutic dressing to a first predetermined pressure which is low... Agent: A Patent Lawyer Corp, PLC R William Graham

20110015589 - Disposable therapeutic device: A disposable therapeutic device for the promotion of wound healing, providing fluid irrigation and vacuum drainage of a wound includes a housing containing a controller and fluid moving device in a waterproof manner, the fluid moving means capable of raising, compressing, or transferring fluid, the controller equipped to restrict fluid... Agent: A Patent Lawyer Corp, PLC R William Graham

20110015590 - Disposable therapeutic device: A therapeutic device of the type which includes a fluid moving device for one of raising, compressing, or transferring fluid, a therapeutic member operably connected to the fluid moving device and actuated thereby, the therapeutic member operably disposable for use on a patient in a manner to deliver therapy to... Agent: A Patent Lawyer Corp, PLC R William Graham

20110015591 - Wound healing sensor techniques: The present disclosure is directed at methods and apparatus to evaluate and monitor healing progress of wound and/or to generate data to modify or identify a treatment protocol. Fluid exudate removed from the wound by a negative pressure therapy device may now be analyzed to identify the progress of wound... Agent: Grossman, Tucker, Perreault & Pfleger, PLLC

20110015592 - Diffuser disk for negative pressure wound therapy: A diffuser for use with a disposable therapeutic device for the promotion of wound healing, providing vacuum drainage and fluid irrigation of a wound includes a substrate having an opening larger than an opening for a conventional suction port to aid in removal of exudate and provide distributed therapeutic suction.... Agent: A Patent Lawyer Corp, PLC R William Graham

20110015594 - Methods and devices for applying closed incision negative pressure wound therapy: A surgical tissue therapy device includes a sealant layer and a collection chamber. The sealant layer functions so as to create a sealed enclosure, or space between it and the surface of a patient, by forming an airtight seal around a surgical area of skin trauma. The closed incision tissue... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c

20110015593 - Pump leak monitor for negative pressure wound therapy: A therapeutic device includes a fluid mover for one of raising, compressing, or transferring fluid, a therapeutic member operably connected to the fluid mover and actuated thereby, the therapeutic member operably disposably used on a patient in a manner to deliver therapy to the patient as function of actuation of... Agent: A Patent Lawyer Corp, PLC R William Graham

20110015595 - Reduced-pressure dressings, systems, and methods employing desolidifying barrier layers: Reduced-pressure medical dressings, systems, and methods involve a dressing with a first barrier layer that desolidifies when exposed to a fluid—typically a liquid—to form a treatment aperture in the first barrier that is used to deliver reduced pressure to a tissue site. The first barrier layer is formed from a... Agent: Kinetic Concepts, Inc. C/o Snr Denton US LLP

20110015596 - Absorbent articles comprising acidic cellulosic fibers and an organic zinc salt: An absorbent article, such as a diaper, panty diaper, sanitary napkin or incontinence device includes a liquid-permeable topsheet, a backsheet and an absorbent core enclosed between the liquid-permeable topsheet and the backsheet. The absorbent core includes acidic fluff pulp having a pH of 5.5 or less and an organic zinc... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20110015598 - Color-changing materials and multiple component materials having a color-changing composition: The present invention relates to a color-changing material and to a multiple-component material that includes a color-changing composition. The color-changing materials and color-changing compositions are capable of changing color in order to indicate a change in condition, such as a change in pH. The color-changing materials and color-changing compositions include... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc. Tara Pohlkotte

20110015597 - Multiple component materials having a color-changing composition: The present invention relates to a multiple-component material including a substrate and a film layer on the substrate. The film layer includes a color-changing composition to indicate a change in condition, such as a change in pH. The color-changing composition includes a water-insoluble, film-forming polymer, a pH adjuster and a... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc. Tara Pohlkotte

20110015599 - Multiple component materials having a color-changing composition: The present invention relates to a multiple-component material including a substrate and a printed layer on the substrate. The printed layer includes a color-changing composition to indicate a change in condition, such as a change in pH. The color-changing composition includes a matrix-forming component, a colorant, a surfactant and a... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc. Tara Pohlkotte

20110015602 - Hydrophilic nonwovens with low retention capacity comprising cross-linked hydrophilic polymers: A method for making hydrophilic synthetic nonwoven webs. At least a region of 1 cm by 1 cm comprised by the web may comprise cross-linked hydrophilic polymers. The web may have a retention capacity of less than 100 g of aqueous liquid per m2 of the nonwoven fibrous web. An... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20110015600 - Lower cost and environmentally effective, personal adjusting reusable diaper insert and fold lock pouch: The diaper insert is formed from multiple uneven panels attached together in the middle providing comfort without requiring folding while using less drying time and energy. The diaper pouch is formed from rectangular panels and has a fold lock. Since pieces are rectangular, it can be be both adapted to... Agent: Tuyetnhung T. Pham

20110015601 - Water-absorbing polymer particles with thermoplastic coating: Also disclosed are a transport process, a composite, chemical products, and a use of a thermoplastic adhesive.... Agent: Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP

20110015603 - Absorbing article: A pants type absorbing article (10) comprises an absorbing body (3) including an absorber (30), and an enclosure (2) equipped with a ventral portion (2a), a dorsal portion (2b) and a portion (2c) from the crotch to the cuff located therebetween and makes the absorbing body (3) adhere to the... Agent: Holtz, Holtz, Goodman & Chick PC

20110015604 - Urine absorbent pouch for male incontinence: A urine absorbent pouch for male incontinence includes an absorbent core enclosed between two casing sheets. The casing sheets are extended beyond the lateral sides of the absorbent core and beyond the opposite longitudinal ends thereof and are attached to each other in the parts extending beyond the absorbent core.... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20110015606 - Absorbent article: A diaper is provided on a liquid-absorbent panel with a barrier sheet and leak-barrier cuffs both extending in a longitudinal direction. The leak-barrier cuffs raise themselves apart from the liquid-absorbent panel and the barrier sheet is pulled upward as well as outward in a transverse direction under contraction of cuff-biasing... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20110015607 - (batman) disposable absorbent article having leg wraps and method of making same: A leg wrap structure is provided in a disposable absorbent garment such as a diaper or training pants. The leg wrap structure has a base layer, a top layer, and an elastic construction disposed therebetween. The elastic construction includes a plurality of spaced apart (e.g. generally equally spaced apart) elastic... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP

20110015605 - Laminates with micro-texture: A laminate with micro-texture having attachment lines oriented in a primary direction and mechanically activated in the primary direction.... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20110015608 - Fastening tape and disposable diaper having the same, and process for manufacturing therefor: A fastening tape comprising a tab portion formed at one end of a tape substrate made of a nonwoven fabric, and a fixing portion formed at the other end of the tape substrate so as to be attached to a disposable diaper, wherein: a male component of a hook-and-loop fastener... Agent: Tomoko Nakajima Cermak Nakajima LLP

20110015609 - Drug container: In a drug container filled with a liquid drug, bubbles are formed during prolonged storage even in the case where the liquid drug is filled in a gas-free state after removing dissolved gas. With the container here, bubbles formed in the container during storage are removed and the formation of... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20110015611 - Aspiration prevention mechanism: A patient angle sensor is employed in conjunction with gastric feeding devices to shut off or to reverse the flow of fluid in the tube when the angle of a bed ridden patient becomes sufficient to allow gastric juices to percolate up through the esophagus and into the patient's lungs.... Agent: Lawrence D. Cutter, Esq.

20110015610 - Medical fluid cassettes and related systems and methods: A medical fluid delivery cassette configured for use with a medical fluid pumping system and related systems and methods. The medical fluid delivery cassette includes a base and a membrane that together define a fluid pump chamber. The medical fluid delivery cassette further includes a member configured to apply an... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20110015612 - Implantable devices for treatment of sinusitis: Devices, methods and kits which, when installed or used, urge or maintain patency of sinus ostia, such as the ostium between a nasal passageway and a maxillary sinus, while maintaining some function of cilia extending within or near the ostium. In various examples, the devices comprise a first portion, a... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20110015613 - Medical blocking tool: A medical blocking tool includes a core section and a swelling section provided around the core section. The core section reinforces the swelling section. The swelling section is formed of a swelling material which swells (expands) by absorbing a liquid so that the volume of the swelling section increases. The... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20110015614 - Needleless injection device components, systems, and methods: Described are needleless injection systems and methods that involve features including one or more of a tissue tensioner and a fitting that includes or attaches to a shaft, exemplary embodiments including: an elastic sleeve sized to fit under tension about the distal end of a flexible scope, such as an... Agent: Ams Research Corporation

20110015615 - Antimicrobial plastics product and process for production thereof: The invention relates to antimicrobial plastics products which comprise, as the antimicrobially active component, silver orthophosphate or particles of partly reduced silver orthophosphate. The plastics products have a very good antimicrobial efficacy. The production process achieves the effect that the plastics products, in spite of their content of silver orthophosphate... Agent: Hovey Williams LLP

20110015618 - Guide wire: A guide wire for a catheter is inserted for use into the catheter and has a wire body, a reshapeable shaping ribbon (wire material) mounted such that a part of the base end side of the shaping ribbon is fixed to the front end side (small diameter section) of the... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20110015617 - Guidewire and method of insertion of same: This invention provides a guidewire adapted for the catheterization of very small vasculature of the neonates, infants and children. In one embodiment of the invention, a guidewire of 0.010 inch diameter is described. The present invention also provides an alignment adaptor that facilitates catheterization of small vasculature utilizing said guidewire,... Agent: Blank Rome LLP

20110015616 - Handle for manipulating a catheter tip, catheter system and medical insertion system for inserting a self-expandable heart valve stent: A catheter insertion system for inserting an expandable valve stent into the body of a patient and a method of implanting a valve stent. The catheter insertion system includes a catheter having a handle for manipulating a catheter tip, and enables the implantation of a valve prosthesis attached to a... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20110015619 - Guide wire: A method for providing negative pressure wound healing in a deep wound having a cavity includes the steps of (a) fashioning at least a first part of a therapeutic dressing to fit generally within the cavity, (b) operably associating a fluid moving means with the therapeutic dressing for enabling one... Agent: A Patent Lawyer Corp, PLC R William Graham

  
01/13/2011 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20110009796 - Method and apparatus for increasing contaminant clearance rates during extracorporeal fluid treatment: An extracorporeal fluid treatment apparatus includes a separator comprising a cartridge surrounding a porous separation membrane. The membrane separates a main flow path of a cellular component of the blood from a plasma flow path. An affinity medium is disposed within the plasma flow path to bind contaminants such as... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20110009798 - Renal therapy system having pump reversing fluid control: A renal therapy system includes: a filter; an arterial blood flowpath in fluid communication with the filter; a venous blood flowpath in fluid communication with the filter; extracorporeal circuit including the filter, the arterial blood flowpath and the venous blood flowpath; a renal therapy fluid flowpath in fluid communication with... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20110009797 - Dialysis system including blood and dialysate cassette: A dialysis system including a dialysis machine including a blood pump actuator, dialysate pump actuator, a blood valve actuator and a dialysate valve actuator; and a disposable cassette operable with the dialysis machine, the disposable cassette including: (i) a housing, (ii) a dialysate pump portion of the housing configured to... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20110009799 - Antithrombogenic hollow fiber membranes and filters: The invention relates to extracorporeal blood circuits, and components thereof (e.g., hollow fiber membranes, potted bundles, and blood tubing), including 0.005% to 10% (w/w) surface modifying macromolecule. The extracorporeal blood circuits have an antithrombogenic surface and can be used in hemofiltration, hemodialysis, hemodiafiltration, hemoconcentration, blood oxygenation, and related uses.... Agent: Clark & Elbing LLP

20110009800 - Dialysis systems including non-invasive multi-function sensor systems: A dialysis system that includes a dialysis machine, a tube connected to the dialysis machine, and a sensor system. The sensor system includes a head having a slot configured to receive the tube and a plurality of sensors secured to the head adjacent the slot. At least one of the... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20110009801 - Devices and methods for treatment of obesity: A device for isolating tissue in the digestive tract including a biocompatible portion having a surface sized to cover the tissue to be isolated and also includes a plurality of micro-anchors attached to the biocompatible portion and extending from the surface, the micro-anchors sized to penetrate the mucosa of the... Agent: Popovich, Wiles & O'connell, Pa

20110009802 - Surgical methods, devices, and kits: Methods, devices, and kits for creating bloodstream access in patients are provided. A patient's vessel is accessed surgically and blood flow is stopped. A short incision is made through the wall of one side of the vessel where the blood flow was stopped. A puncturing instrument is pushed through the... Agent: Cuenot, Forsythe & Kim, LLC

20110009803 - Tampon assembly providing proper bodily placement of a pledget: Provided is a tampon applicator having one or more insertion indicators to gauge and/or control the insertion depth of a tampon. The one or more insertion indicators may be located on the tampon applicator barrel, plunger, tampon, removal string, or any combinations thereof. As a result of the one or... Agent: Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero & Perle, LLP

20110009804 - Method and system for delivering a medicant: The present disclosure provides a method for administering chemotherapy to a patient. The method includes heating target tissue to a first temperature to cause hyperthermia, wherein the temperature is in the range of about 40° C. to about 45° C. The method includes allowing the body to compensate for the... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Attn:IPLegal

20110009805 - Ring electrode assembly and applications thereof: A pair of electrodes having a concentric arrangement and a medium. One of the pair of electrodes known as the delivery electrode (typically the inner electrode), is coupled to an electrical current source. The other electrode, known as the floater electrode is electrically isolated from the delivery electrode. The medium... Agent: Mahamedi Paradice Kreisman LLP

20110009806 - Medical device having one or more active strands: The present embodiments provide an elongate medical device comprising a plurality of strands twisted in a generally helical manner to form a tubular shape having a longitudinal axis. A first strand of the plurality of strands is moveable with respect to at least a second strand of the plurality of... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20110009807 - Variable current density single needle electroporation system and method: This invention comprises an improved electroporation electrode system comprising a single needle and a ring or donut shaped electrode wherein the difference in surface area of the electrodes provide for a substantial reduction of current density near the surface of the treated tissue and a more concentrated current density sufficient... Agent: Vgx Pharmaceuticals, LLC

20110009808 - Multi needle apparatus for treating total volume of skin lesions by intralesional injection method: Viral warts are penetrated with a multiple solid needle apparatus which applies a bleomycin medication to the total volume of the wart. The disclosed method and apparatus provides a one step or two step procedure to quickly and efficiently penetrate all parts of a wart and evenly apply the bleomycin... Agent: Steven A. Nielsen Allman & Nielsen, P.C.

20110009809 - Epilation device: The invention the concerned with an epilation device for plucking hairs out of a user's skin having a vaporizer unit adapted to vaporize an application material. This allows for cooling the skin by applying a thin coating of application material prior to epilation as the vaporizer is arranged so as... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20110009810 - Peritoneal dialysis therapy with large dialysis solution volumes: Patients suffering from acute renal failure must be diagnosed and treated quickly so that a physician can confidently prescribe either peritoneal dialysis or hemodialysis. In one way of quickly treating the patients, software is used to calculate a suitable peritoneal dialysis prescription without regard to how short or how long... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20110009811 - Method to secure an elastic component in a valve: A valve comprises a flexible member including a slit formed on a central portion thereof and a first housing defining a first lumen extending therethrough, the first housing including a first contacting surface adapted, when the slit of the flexible member is aligned with the first lumen, to contact a... Agent: Bingham Mccutchen LLP

20110009812 - Method and apparatus for syringe injection of fluids: A system for delivering or withdrawing a fluid to or from the body of a patient in a manner that permits delivery to be controlled based upon feedback from the patient, the system including a syringe assembly providing a syringe operably coupled to one or more sensors adapted to determine... Agent: Intellectual Property Group Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

20110009814 - Infusion pump: Described is an infusion pump comprising electronic infusion regulating means with wired or wireless communication means and a power source, a medicament bag (7) and an infusion device, said infusion device being in fluid communication with said medicament bag (7) and comprising two valves (1, 2), a pressure cavity (4)... Agent: Gregory A. Nelson Novak Druce & Quigg LLP

20110009813 - Panning a display of a portable medical device: In a medical device having a display element, a method of providing an intuitive graphical display of patient data begins by obtaining measurement data corresponding to values of a physiological characteristic measured over a period of time. The method continues by rendering a graphical representation of a portion of the... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C.

20110009815 - Injection device for the needle-free injection of a medium: A needle-free injection device is provided with a first chamber whose interior opens into a nozzle, and with a second chamber whose interior is separated from the interior of the first chamber, where the interiors of the two chambers are connectable to each other, thus allowing a mixing and/or reaction... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20110009816 - Device for treatment of breast conditions: A device for treatment of engorgement or edema of the breast has an orifice within which a breast nipple is received, a force-applying surface that presses against the adjacent breast to push fluid away from the nipple, and a part to which a motive force is applied to press the... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

20110009817 - Intravenous fluid monitoring: Apparatus, systems and methods related to monitoring intravenous fluids during administration to a subject are disclosed. These apparatus, systems and methods provide near real-time monitoring of the identity of one or more components of an intravenous fluid.... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP

20110009818 - Device and methods for delivery and transfer of temporary radiopaque element: A device for the transfer of radiopaque material within the body comprises a valvuloplasty or other balloon coated with the radiopaque material. The balloon is inflated in the aortic valve for marking the site of an aortic annulus to enable accurate placement of prosthetic valves under fluoroscopic imaging.... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20110009819 - Cross-linked polymers in medical devices: The present invention refers to medical devices comprising cross-linked modified polyamides especially to stent carrying balloon catheters, for use in angioplasty and other procedures of vessel repair.... Agent: Workman Nydegger

20110009820 - Single-use syringe allowing aspiration: A syringe (10) comprises a barrel (12) having an open first end (16) and a second end (18) having an opening (20) for passage of fluid therethrough. Furthermore, the syringe comprises a plunger (14) adapted to be slidably received in the first end and which has a shaft (24), and... Agent: Jackie Jay Schwartz

20110009821 - Electronically monitored injection device: The present invention relates to a medical injection device (1) for use in combination with a medicament filled cartridge (2), the injection device being provided with a spring-assisted injecting mechanism where energy released from the spring moves a plunger (3) of a held cartridge (2). Sensor circuitry is adapted to... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department

20110009822 - Dispenser for local anaesthetics and other liquids: A device for transferring liquid, e.g. local anesthetics, from a reservoir (1) to a hypodermic needle (18) for introduction into tissue. The device comprises a pump chamber (11) in a pump housing (19), which is provided with a manually displaceable pump piston (12), which is pivotably connected to a pump... Agent: James C. Wray

20110009824 - Infusion and sensing device with battery changing and data transferring mechanisms: Disclosed is a portable ambulatory fluid delivery device. The device includes a dispensing unit to dispense therapeutic fluid, the dispensing unit including one or more rechargeable batteries, a housing to retain the one or more rechargeable batteries, a reservoir to contain the therapeutic fluid, a driving mechanism to cause delivery... Agent: Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo

20110009823 - Reservoir filling systems and methods: A method of making a system for transferring fluidic media may include placing a reservoir body in an aseptic environment; filling an interior volume of the reservoir body with fluidic media; placing a plunger head into the reservoir body, the plunger head adapted to be movable in an axial direction... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20110009825 - Reservoir filling systems and methods: A reservoir may be filled with fluidic media in a first type of environment, a plunger head may be placed within the reservoir in the first type of environment, and a casing that may be configured to envelop at least a portion of a plunger arm operatively connected to the... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20110009826 - Drive ram for medical injectors: A drive ram (26) for use with a medical fluid injector may include a central, longitudinal reference axis (24). First and second gripper members (92) may be pivotally interconnected with a plunger engaging end (266) of the drive ram. Each of the first and second gripper members may be pivotable... Agent: Mallinckrodt Inc.

20110009827 - Access device: An access device places a medical article within a body space of a patient. The device has a needle that includes an elongated body and a needle hub. The device further includes a dilator and a medical article. A track can extend in a proximal direction from the dilator. The... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20110009828 - Extensible internal bolster for a medical device: An internal bolster for use securing a medical device, such as a feeding tube, within a body of a patient is disclosed. In one embodiment, a feeding tube includes an internal bolster, comprising one or more bolster arms that each include a first end hingedly connected to a distal end... Agent: Rutan & Tucker, LLP.

20110009829 - Flush syringe assembly: Syringe assemblies for use in flush applications are provided. Syringe assemblies according to one aspect of the present invention include a plunger rod and a syringe barrel that incorporate one or more pulsing elements on the plunger rod or barrel that are rotatable to create pulsatile movement or continuous and... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20110009830 - Flush syringe assembly with controlled pulsatile flushing: Flush syringe assemblies capable of creating pulsatile movement of the plunger rod as it moves in the distal direction within a syringe barrel, while preventing overpressurization of the cathether are provided. An exemplary flush syringe assembly includes a syringe barrel with a first pulsing element and a chamber with flush... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20110009831 - Antimicrobial coating for dermally invasive devices: An antimicrobial coating applied to a transdermal surface of a catheter device. An antimicrobial coating applied to catheter device such that when the catheter device is fully inserted, the antimicrobial coating is interposed between the catheter device and the dermal layers of the patient.... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20110009832 - Non-axial return spring for safety needle: A needle safety device is provided having a housing, a needle assembly movably mounted within the housing and a spring for biasing the needle assembly within the housing. The needle assembly is movable along a first axis and the spring is movable along the second axis different from the first.... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20110009833 - Implantable site with screen engaging in the septum: The invention relates to an implantable medical device designed for the injection and/or removal of a fluid substance into and/or from a human or animal body, said device comprising a housing (2) provided with a chamber (3) that extends between a first end and a second end and that is... Agent: Occhiuti Rohlicek & Tsao, LLP

20110009834 - Gingival wafer: Strip-shaped forms of administration for administering an active ingredient via the mucous membrane of the gums.... Agent: D. Peter Hochberg Co. L.p.a.

20110009835 - Wound cleansing apparatus with heat: An apparatus for cleansing and promoting tissue growth in wounds, in which irrigant fluid optionally containing cell nutrients and/or other physiologically active material from a reservoir connected to a conformable wound dressing and wound exudate from the dressing are recirculated by a device for moving fluid through a flow path... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20110009836 - Pharmaceutical delivery device: The present application discloses a pharmaceutical delivery system for delivering a desired amount of liquid in the form of droplets. The pharmaceutical delivery system comprises a container having resilient compressible walls of uniform thickness, an elongated neck, and a valveless dropper tip. The pharmaceutical delivery system dispenses liquid through an... Agent: Stikeman Elliott LLP

20110009837 - Device for removing biological material: The invention pertains to a device (1) for removal of biological material from an organism. The device (1) comprises: a removal means (2) for removing biological material from an organism with a redirection means (3) for selecting luminal connection of a removal means (2) with a) a penetration means (6)... Agent: F. Chau & Associates, LLC

20110009839 - Negative pressure bandage: A pressure bandage comprises a banding porting, at least one infiltration and at least one fixing member. The banding portion includes at least one recession formed in one side of the banding portion, at least one tube having a first and a second ends, and at least one check valve... Agent: Kamrath & Associates P.A.

20110009838 - Vacuum assisted wound dressing: Apparatus for the application of topical negative pressure therapy to a wound site is described, the apparatus comprising: a wound contacting element for retaining wound exudate fluid therein; a wound covering element that provides a substantially airtight seal over the wound contacting element and wound site; a vacuum connection tube... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20110009840 - Excrement treating apparatus: An excrement treating apparatus 100 includes an excretion receiver 1 and an apparatus body 2. The excretion receiver 1 includes a receiver body 10 which receives excretions and an excretion sensor 20 which detects the excretions. The apparatus body 2 includes a urine tank 51 which stores urine, a vacuum... Agent: Mattingly & Malur, P.C.

20110009841 - Superabsorbent polymer compositions having color stability: The invention relates to absorptive, crosslinked polymeric compositions that are based on partly neutralized, monoethylenically unsaturated monomer carrying acid groups wherein the absorptive, crosslinked polymeric composition further includes an antioxidant and is color stable.... Agent: Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP

20110009842 - Absorbent article: The present invention aims to provide an absorbent article to prevent stuffiness generated between a barrier sheet and a wearer's skin and thereby to prevent eczema due to such stuffiness. An absorbent article including a chassis and a barrier sheet. The barrier sheet has a pair of lateral zones opposed... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20110009843 - Backsheet for an absorbent article: A backsheet for an absorbent article includes an inner liquid-impermeable film layer (1′) and an outer layer (3′) of nonwoven. The inner liquid-impermeable film layer includes at least one printed area (2). The outer layer of nonwoven (3′) is provided with printing (4) in all areas except in an area... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20110009844 - Release sheet material: Release sheet materials for use as packaging material for individually packaged disposable absorbent articles, typically sanitary napkins and the like.... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20110009845 - System and method for post-operative care for a liposuction procedure: A system and method for post-operation care for a liposuction procedure including a compression garment and a set of absorptive garments that includes a first absorptive garment and a second absorptive garment. The compression garment includes a first portion and each absorptive garment includes an absorptive material, a fluid resistant... Agent: Schox PLC

20110009846 - Modular external infusion device: A modular external infusion device that controls the rate a fluid is infused into an individual's body, which includes a first module and a second module. More particularly, the first module may be a pumping module that delivers a fluid, such as a medication, to a patient while the second... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

20110009847 - Systems and methods for creating and using suction blisters or other pooled regions of fluid within the skin: The present invention generally relates to devices and techniques associated with diagnostics, therapies, and other applications, including skin-associated applications, for example, devices for delivering and/or withdrawing fluid from subjects, e.g., through the skin. In some embodiments, the device includes a system for accessing an extractable medium from and/or through the... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20110009848 - Fluid injection device: A medical device is provided. The device includes a cannula with a lumen defined therethrough and an upper portion, a right side portion, a bottom portion, and a left side portion each substantially equally spaced from their respective neighboring portion around the circumferential surface of the cannula. The cannula additionally... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20110009849 - Catheter connection systems: A catheter connection system is disclosed. In one embodiment, a catheter connection system may include at least two components and a deformable sealing element positioned between the at least two components configured to allow, upon deformation, fluid flow through the at least two components. In another embodiment, the catheter connection... Agent: Rutan & Tucker, LLP.

  
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20110004142 - Hemofiltration methods for treatment of diseases in a mammal: Hemofiltration systems and methods to treat an Inflammatory Mediator Related Disease in a patients, including chronic and acute diseases, may include a hemofilter and an adsorptive device. The systems and methods may further include one or more therapeutic agents administered to the patient. The hemofilter removes ultrafiltrate from a blood... Agent: Snr Denton US LLP

20110004141 - Method and arrangement for determining the recirculation in a fistula or the cardiopulmonary recirculation, and a blood treatment device comprising a device for determining the fistula recirculation or the cardiopulmonary recirculation part: A method for determining the recirculation in a fistula and/or the cardiopulmonary recirculation part during an extracorporeal blood treatment is disclosed, where the blood to be treated flows in an extracorporeal blood circuit through a blood chamber of a dialyzer split by a semi-permeable membrane into the blood chamber and... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20110004143 - Drug delivery devices and related systems and methods: This disclosure relates to drug delivery devices and related systems and methods. In certain aspects, a drug delivery device includes a pump extending from a surface of the drug delivery device and a door that includes a spring-loaded member exposed along its inner surface. The fluid line can be compressed... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20110004144 - Drug delivery devices and related systems and methods: This disclosure relates to drug delivery devices and related systems and methods. In some aspects, a drug delivery device includes a drug vial holder and a mechanism configured to compress a drug vial between upper and lower members of the drug vial holder.... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20110004145 - Drug vial spikes, fluid line sets, and related systems: This disclosure relates to drug vial spikes, fluid line sets, and related systems. In some aspects, a fluid line set includes a frame, multiple spikes extending from the frame, and multiple fluid lines connected to the frame. The frame is configured to hold the fluid lines in a spaced apart... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20110004146 - Systems and methods for treating of obesity and type 2 diabetes: The present invention provides systems and methods for treating and controlling obesity and/or type II diabetes. In one aspect of the invention, a device comprises a hollow sleeve sized and shaped for positioning within a duodenum of the patient, an anchor coupled to the proximal end of the sleeve and... Agent: E2 LLC 51 Gibralter Drive

20110004147 - System and methods for controlling retrograde carotid arterial blood flow: A retrograde flow system is configured for treating an artery. The system includes an arterial access device adapted to be introduced into an artery and receive blood flow from the artery. A shunt fluidly is connected to the arterial access device, wherein the shunt provides a pathway for blood to... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c

20110004148 - Device for local intraluminal transport of a biologically and physiologically active agent: Provided herein is a drug delivery device and the method of us for the intraluminal controlled delivery of a biologically active agent comprising a dilating member comprising a proximal end and a distal end, and an inner surface and an outer surface, wherein a part of the outer surface of... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20110004149 - Phacoemulsification hook tip: In various embodiments, a phacoemulsification cutting tip with a straight shaft and an angled portion off of the straight shaft may include a hook on the angled portion to move an axis of rotation of the cutting tip closer to alignment with an extended centerline of the shaft. The cutting... Agent: Alcon

20110004150 - Transdermal delivery using encapsulated agent activated by ultrasound and or heat: A method for delivery of substance through at least one dermal layer, by providing a substance in microcapsules at a predetermined size, within a medium (150) for holding the microcapsules; placing the medium for holding the microcapsules on a surface of a patch (100) adjacent the skin (320) of a... Agent: Elman Technology Law, P.C.

20110004151 - Treatment or therapy apparatus: The apparatus is arranged to supply a flow of substantially pure oxygen to a person, and comprises a source of substantially pure oxygen gas, means for release of the substantially pure oxygen gas from the source into an ambient atmosphere; and means for cooling the substantially pure oxygen gas released... Agent: Gordon & Jacobson, P.C.

20110004152 - Biocompatible devices, systems, and methods for reducing levels of proinflammatory of antiinflammatory stimulators or mediators in the blood: Devices, systems, and methods reduce levels of proinflammatory or anti-inflammatory stimulators or mediators in blood by selective adsorption. The devices, systems, and methods are useful in situations where abnormal levels of or unregulated or excessive interaction among proinflammatory or anti-inflammatory stimulators or mediators occur, or during events that do induce... Agent: Ryan Kromholz & Manion, S.c.

20110004153 - Catheter time monitoring systems and methods of using the same: The various embodiments of the present disclosure relate generally to catheter time monitoring systems and methods of using the same. More specifically, the systems and methods of the present disclosure are designed for monitoring the amount of time a catheter time monitoring system has been in use. In one embodiment,... Agent: Troutman Sanders LLP 5200 Bank Of America Plaza

20110004155 - Breast pump: The present disclosed subject matter provides a breast pump in which, by means of an operation performed by a user, the negative pressure (suctioning pressure) can be adjusted in accordance with the amount of the operation in a linear fashion without the occurrence of a steep gradient, and the negative... Agent: Kenealy Vaidya LLP

20110004154 - Breast pump for expressing milk from a breast: Breast pump for expressing milk from a breast, comprising at least one breast cup (2) for receiving a breast, a pumping system (10) in fluid connection (11) with the at least one breast cup (2) for applying a negative pressure on said breast and a detection unit (3) comprising at... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20110004156 - Single chamber device for drawing in and dispensing components: A single chamber device for drawing in and dispensing components comprising a syringe housing, a piston that is actuatable by a plunger unit, and a mixing assembly whose rod is guided through the piston and operatively connected to the plunger unit. The plunger unit comprises a plunger rod that is... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20110004157 - Steerable tube: A steerable tube (100), comprising a hollow elongate tubular member (1) having a proximal end (2), distal end (3), a wall surface disposed between said proximal (2) and distal end (4), a bend-resistive zone (6) flanked by a proximal bendable zone (4) that forms a controller and a distal bendable... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20110004158 - Device for increasing cerebral blood flow: A device for regulating cerebrospinal fluid in a cerebrospinal fluid space includes a cerebrospinal conduit having a distal end for insertion into the cerebrospinal fluid space in fluid communication with the cerebrospinal fluid. An actively oscillatably changeable sealed fluid volume can be in fluid communication with the cerebrospinal conduit. The... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.

20110004159 - System and method for intraparenchymal drug infusion: A system for performing an intraparenchymal drug infusion including a pump device, a delivery tube, a sensor, and a processor. The tube is fluidly coupled to the pump device, establishing an infusate pathway from the pump to an infusate exit port of the delivery tube. The sensor is positioned to... Agent: Dicke, Billig & Czaja, PLLC Attn: Md Matters

20110004160 - Devices and methods for powering a medical device: Devices and methods for powering a medical device for sustained delivery of fluids or continuous monitoring of body analyte. The devices may comprise a pumping mechanism, a driving mechanism for activating the pumping mechanism to dispense fluid, and a power source coupled to the driving mechanism and having an energy... Agent: Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo

20110004161 - Injection device for semi-solidified nutritiional supplement: A rotator 2 is supported rotatably on a base 1, and a roller 7 is supported rotatably at the outer periphery of the rotator 2. A pressing member 4 has a circular arc pressing surface 4a and can be located selectively in a retracted position where a groove-shaped space 8... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.

20110004162 - Access device: A device may include a hollow needle, a dilator mounted coaxially on the needle, and a sheath mounted coaxially on the dilator. The dilator may be slideably displaceable relative to the sheath.... Agent: Foley Hoag, LLP Patent Group, World Trade Center West

20110004163 - Method and apparatus for intraosseous infusion: A method, apparatus and kit for an intraosseous infusion of a body is disclosed. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes a trocar, a triple lumen, and a handle. In another embodiment, a method is disclosed, the method including the steps of inserting the trocar and lumen, removing the trocar, inserting... Agent: Hurley Stanners, LLC

20110004164 - Non-sedating antihistamine injection formulations and methods of use thereof: Disclosed are injectable formulations of cetirizine for treating acute allergic reactions and methods for treating acute allergic reactions. In particular, an intravenous injectable is disclosed as are methods of treating acute allergic reactions therewith.... Agent: Pepper Hamilton LLP

20110004165 - Medication administering device: A medication administering device (11) has mounted thereto a preparation syringe (15) containing a preparation, allows administration of a preparation to a living body, etc., and comprises a substantially cylindrical syringe cover (14) that supports the preparation syringe (15) on the inner peripheral face side, a piston (22) that presses... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20110004166 - Dose indicator for a device for administering measured doses of a liquid product: A dosage indicator for a device for the metered administration of a dose of a substance, comprising a rotatably movable metering element for adjusting the dose to be administered, an indicator element for indicating the adjusted dose, and a coupling device having a carrying element moveable rotatably about a first... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department

20110004167 - Totally implantable central venous access port: An injection base for artificial blood vessels includes a body and a catheter. The body has an injection chamber, a strengthened injection top diaphragm and a strengthened injection side diaphragm. The catheter is connected to one side of the body, and the strengthened injection side diaphragm is at another side... Agent: Kamrath & Associates P.A.

20110004170 - Apparatus and method for reconstituting a pharmaceutical and preparing the reconstituted pharmaceutical for transient application: An apparatus for preparing a pharmaceutical for transient application includes a tray having a sealed compartment, a vial of an ophthalmic formulation of mitomycin-C, a diluent carrier containing sterilized water, and a syringe that are all contained together in a single package. The component parts of the apparatus are used... Agent: Thompson Coburn LLP

20110004169 - Preparation and use of sleeve and micro-encapsulated topical analgesic patch for treating pain: Novel micro-encapsulated topical analgesics are provided to treat pain and may be applied via sleeves having dosed therapeutic sections, especially to joints and extremities. Sleeves may be prepared and packaged inside-out and inverted when positioned by the wearer.... Agent: Douglas T. Johnson Miller & Martin

20110004168 - Wound treatment device employing negative pressure: The present invention provides a device for wound treatment, comprising a chamber that includes an inner surface and defines a treatment space, the chamber being made of a flexible, impermeable material. The device further includes a plurality of structures configured to exert mechanical stress on a wound, the plurality of... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP

20110004171 - Wound cleansing apparatus with stress: An apparatus for cleansing wounds with means for stressing the wound bed and optionally tissue surrounding the wound, in which irrigant fluid from a reservoir connected to a conformable wound dressing and wound exudate from the dressing are recirculated by a device for moving fluid through a flow path which... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20110004172 - Device for vacuum therapy of wounds: Device for vacuum therapy of wounds comprising a cover material (1) that is impermeable to air, and a means for functional connection of the wound space (4) with a source of vacuum outside the cover material, and at least one activated absorbent/rinsing body (3) that contains at least one superabsorbent... Agent: Dreiss, Fuhlendorf, Steimle & Becker

20110004173 - Closed incision negative pressure wound therapy device and methods of use: A surgical tissue therapy device includes a sealant layer and a collection chamber. The sealant layer functions so as to create a sealed enclosure or space between it and the surface of a patient by forming, preferably, an airtight seal around a surgical area of skin trauma. The closed incision... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c

20110004174 - Absorbent articles comprising an iron complexing agent: An absorbent article for menses absorption comprising an iron complexing agent, which is able to change the menses color.... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20110004175 - Disposable absorbent undergarment for males: A disposable absorbent garment includes a body chassis having a terminal front waist edge, a terminal back waist edge longitudinally spaced from the terminal front waist edge, a first length defined between the terminal front waist edge and the terminal back waist edge, and a laterally extending centerline defined half... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc. Tara Pohlkotte

20110004177 - Disposable absorbent articles being adaptable to wearer's anatomy: Absorbent articles having a liquid permeable topsheet, a liquid impermeable backsheet, and an absorbent core disposed between said topsheet and said backsheet are disclosed. The backsheet has a physical variation along at least one axis, wherein said physical variation defines a first backsheet zone and a second backsheet zone, and... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20110004176 - Material web for use in an absorbent article: A material web includes at least one fibrous material layer and has a first and a second surface. The material web comprises recesses in the first surface, which recesses have a diminishing cross-sectional area along at least a part of their extension in a direction towards the second surface. The... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20110004178 - Method and arrangement for manufacturing a laminated structure: A method for manufacturing a laminated structure for use in an absorbent article such as a diaper, a sanitary napkin, a panty liner, an incontinence pad or similar and being defined by a plurality of material layers comprising at least a first layer which is liquid-permeable, a second layer constituting... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20110004179 - Absorptive article: A sanitary napkin is constituted of napkin main body composed of a top sheet, a liquid-impermeable bottom sheet, and an absorber interposed therebetween; and a napkin sub-body joined to the upper layer of the napkin main body and similarly composed. The napkin sub-body is constituted of a front portion that... Agent: Jordan And Hamburg LLP

20110004180 - Absorbent articles having a breathable stretch laminate: An absorbent article may comprise a topsheet; a backsheet joined with the topsheet; an absorbent core between the topsheet and backsheet; and an elastic element comprising a breathable stretch laminate. The breathable stretch laminate may comprise a first substrate; and an elastic member joined to the first substrate, wherein said... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20110004181 - Disposable pants-type wearing article: The present invention is to provide a disposable pants-type wearing article improved so that urine and feces should not mixed together within the wearing article. This object is achieved by a unique construction such that a crotch region of a pants-type wearing article is provided above an inner surface of... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20110004182 - Fastener tab and related method: A fastener tab including a fastening-tape-segment, a hook-tape-segment, a release-tape-segment, and an antipeel-tape-segment, with the release-tape-segment and the antipeel-tape-segment being formed from a single tape. The antipeel-tape-segment is configured to prevent a susceptible leading edge of an anchoring zone of the release-tape-segment from being subjected to peel-initiating forces during deployment... Agent: Avery Dennison Corporation Amanda Wittine

20110004183 - Interface device for bottles designed to be perforated for the preparation of infused liquids: An interface device for connecting a syringe to a perforable bottle containing a drug has a base for connection to the perforable bottle. The connection base has an air circulation device for allowing air in and out of the perforable bottle and filtering the air.... Agent: Levine & Mandelbaum

20110004184 - Device for introducing medicine into an infusion container: A device for adding a medicine to an infusion solution in an infusion container having a removal opening provided with a seal area. A transfer cap, which has a first hollow spike for piercing the seal area, is connected to the removal opening of the infusion container. A receiving means... Agent: Klein, O'neill & Singh, LLP

20110004185 - Drug solution transferring device: A drug solution transferring device that can suppress dispersion of a toxic drug solution to a surrounding environment is provided. The drug solution transferring device includes a barrel provided with an opening, and a connection tool for connection to the barrel. The barrel includes an elastic member for closing the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20110004190 - Apparatus and method for preventing free flow in an infusion line: An apparatus and method for preventing free flow through an infusion set utilizes an occluder disposed within the infusion set to selectively prevent flow therethrough. The occluder may be responsive to a pressure differential within the infusion set or may respond to compression of the infusion set. The occluder may... Agent: BatemanIPLaw Group

20110004187 - Drug delivery methods and related products: This disclosure relates to drug delivery methods and related products. In some aspects, a method includes selecting a drug vial combination by comparing a prescribed drug dosage to a dosing schedule, and delivering substantially all of the first drug from each of the selected drug vials to a patient by... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20110004188 - Drug delivery system with wireless monitor: A portable drug delivery system (10) includes a remote unit (14) which serves as a wireless monitor for a drug delivery device (12). Programming of the drug delivery device (12) can be achieved by use of the remote unit (14), but requires tactile intervention by the user with the drug... Agent: Dr. Mark M. Friedman C/o Bill Polkinghorn - Discovery Dispatch

20110004186 - Fluid delivery systems and methods having wireless communication: A fluid delivery system includes a disposable portion and a non-disposable portion configured to communicate with each other wirelessly. The disposable portion includes electrical elements such as one or more sensors configured to be in sensing proximity of fluid, a processor, a memory and a transceiver. The transceiver is configured... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20110004189 - System and method for providing optimal concentrations for medication infusions: Techniques for medical infusions include determining a first infusion rate for administering a first medication to a patient. A fluid load is determined based at least in part on the first infusion rate. It is determined whether the fluid load exceeds a predetermined threshold based on a fluid maintenance rate.... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.

20110004191 - Dosing mechanism for a drug deliver device: A maximum settable dose feature is disclosed that is set by a user or health care professional one time that prevents future injections from exceeding the desired maximum dose. The feature includes a locking band initially in an unlocked configuration, which transforms to a locked configuration when activated after setting... Agent: Andrea Q. Ryan Sanofi-aventis U.s. LLC

20110004192 - Device and methods for treating paranasal sinus conditions: Described here are paranasal sinus devices for treating paranasal sinus conditions. The devices include a cavity member, ostial member, and nasal portion. One or more of the cavity member, ostial member, and nasal portion may deliver an active agent for sustained release to treat the paranasal sinus condition. Exemplary paranasal... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20110004194 - Device and methods for treating paranasal sinus conditions: Described here are paranasal sinus devices for treating paranasal sinus conditions. The devices include a cavity member, ostial member, and nasal portion. One or more of the cavity member, ostial member, and nasal portion may deliver an active agent for sustained release to treat the paranasal sinus condition. Exemplary paranasal... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20110004193 - Sinus delivery of sustained release therapeutics: The invention provides biodegradable implants for treating sinusitis. The biodegradable implants have a size, shape, density, viscosity, and/or mucoadhesiveness that prevents them from being substantially cleared by the mucociliary lining of the sinuses during the intended treatment period. The biodegradable implants include a sustained release therapeutic, e.g., an antibiotic, a... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20110004195 - Sinus delivery of sustained release therapeutics: The invention provides biodegradable implants for treating sinusitis. The biodegradable implants have a size, shape, density, viscosity, and/or mucoadhesiveness that prevents them from being substantially cleared by the mucociliary lining of the sinuses during the intended treatment period. The biodegradable implants include a sustained release therapeutic, e.g., an antibiotic, a... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20110004196 - Sinus delivery of sustained release therapeutics: The invention provides biodegradable implants for treating sinusitis. The biodegradable implants have a size, shape, density, viscosity, and/or mucoadhesiveness that prevents them from being substantially cleared by the mucociliary lining of the sinuses during the intended treatment period. The biodegradable implants include a sustained release therapeutic, e.g., an antibiotic, a... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20110004197 - Catheter having an expandable lumen and method of manufacture: A single or multiple lumen catheter is disclosed which includes an expandable lumen. The expandable lumen is movable from a collapsed or sealed configuration to an open or expanded configuration. In the open configuration, the expandable lumen is dimensioned to receive a guidewire or stylet or facilitate the introduction of... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20110004198 - Pressure sensing catheter: A pressure sensing catheter having a proximal end and a distal end. The proximate end includes one or more leur fittings contiguous with one or more lumens disposed within the catheter, a connector coupled to a signal lead which spans the length of the pressure sensing catheter and a pressure... Agent: Law Office Of Philip A Steiner

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