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Surgery February patent applications/inventions, industry category 02/11

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02/24/2011 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20110046533 - Apparatus and a method for monitoring a vascular access: An apparatus for monitoring a vascular access includes a dialysis circuit having a venous needle and a blood pump of a peristaltic type which generates oscillatory perturbations in the circuit. An optical sensor, arranged on a patient's body by the venous needle, perceives the perturbations transmitted through the needle and... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20110046534 - Device and method for monitoring an access to a patient, in particular a vascular access during an extracorporeal blood treatment: The invention relates to the monitoring of an access to a patient at a puncture point, in particular the monitoring of the arterial and/or venous vascular access during an extracorporeal blood treatment. The device according to the invention is a magnetoelastic moisture sensor, which is embedded in an absorbent material... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20110046535 - Blood treatment apparatus: A proposed blood treatment apparatus includes: a blood treatment unit, at least one fluid pump and at least one blood pump. The blood treatment unit is configured to receive untreated blood and fresh blood treatment fluid, and emit treated blood and used blood treatment fluid. The fluid pumps are configured... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20110046536 - Method and device for the treatment of glaucoma: The invention relates to a method and device for the treatment of glaucoma, though insertion of an implant into the lumen of the Schlemm's canal to realize proper drainage of the aqueous humor, which implant is brought into its position in the Schlemm's canal by means of a catheter having... Agent: Ursula B. Day, Esq.

20110046537 - Systems and methods for treatment 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

20110046538 - Combination of a light ray with a cytochrome c oxidase substrate particularly for improving the appearance of the skin and/or hair: The invention relates to the combination of a light ray with a cytochrome C oxydase substrate particularly for improving the appearance of the skin and/or the hair. The invention more particularly relates to a method for a cosmetic treatment particularly for improving the appearance of the skin and/or the hair... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20110046539 - Internal medical devices for delivery of therapeutic agent in conjunction with a source of electrical power: The invention generally relates to internal (e.g., implantable, insertable, etc.) drug delivery devices which contain the following: (a) one or more sources of one or more therapeutic agents; (b) one or more first electrodes, (c) one or more second electrodes and (d) one or more power sources for applying voltages... Agent: Mayer & Williams PC

20110046540 - Apparatus for trans-cerebral electrophoresis and methods of use thereof: The present invention provides apparatus and methods for the delivery of therapeutic agents to target tissues by electromigration. The utilization of electric fields according to the methods of the invention aids in the distribution and targeting of therapeutic agents, in particular, where standard means of agent application in the target... Agent: King & Spalding

20110046542 - Apparatus and methods for clot dissolution: Clot disruption and dissolution are achieved using a catheter having the ability to infuse a thrombolytic agent, aspirate clot and fluid, and allow passage of a guidewire. Optionally, the catheter may also include a mechanical agitator for further disrupt clot in the presence of the thrombolytic agent. A flow resistor... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20110046543 - Method and device for vein ablation: A method for collapsing a target vein in a patient. The method comprises providing an intravascular irritation element having a plurality of mechanical irritating objects, inserting the intravascular irritation element into a venous lumen of a target vein, and irritating the target vein by moving the plurality of mechanical irritating... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.

20110046541 - Phacoemulsification needle tip with interior step: A phacoemulsification needle is provided for use with a high-frequency phacoemulsification handpiece with the needle tip having a land formed on the interior of the tip proximate the tip opening, creating a “stepped” configuration.... Agent: Law Offices Of Jerry A. Schulman

20110046544 - Apparatus and method for releasing a mass from a biological cavity: An apparatus (1) for releasing a mass from a wall portion of a cavity, the apparatus (1) comprising at least one gas providing member (5) and at least one support means (4) adapted to in use deploy the at least one gas providing member (5) to the cavity to provide... Agent: Andrews Kurth LLP

20110046545 - Cover for gas mist pressure bath: The present invention is to provide a cover for a gas mist pressure bath, which can cause to efficiently absorb a gas mist into a skin and mucous membrane of a living-body, exhaust air, gas or gas mist within a cover for a gas mist pressure bath, and easily control... Agent: Kanesaka Berner And Partners LLP

20110046546 - Methods for treating headaches: Apparatus, methods, and kits for treating symptoms associated with common ailments, such as headaches, rhinitis, asthma, epilepsy, nervous disorders and the like, are provided. The apparatus comprises dispensers for carbon dioxide and other therapeutic gases. The methods comprise delivering small volumes of these gases to patients in a manner where... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20110046547 - Device for the extravascular recirculation of liquid in body cavities: Biocompatible liquid is pumped into a body cavity (e.g., subarachnoid space, peritoneum, mediastinum, pleural space) by means of one pump and removed from it by means a second pump, preferably via a double-barreled catheter is used for insertion and removal of the liquid. An optional secondary catheter removes liquid from... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP

20110046548 - Blood sugar level control system: The present invention relates to a blood sugar level control system equipped with an insulin dispensing device 2 and a blood sugar measuring device 3. An attachment mechanism 4 is provided which serves to couple the insulin dispensing device 2 and said blood sugar measuring device 3 in a relatively... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20110046549 - Endoluminal surgery catheter: The disclosed invention provides a system and method for accurately and in a controllable manner removing layers of tissue, deposits and/or plaque off surfaces of body is cavity for example a blood vessel. According to an aspect of the current invention, a catheter (10) endarterectomy having a proximal end (12)... Agent: William H. Dippert Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC

20110046550 - Tamper evident tip cap and syringe: A pre-filled syringe assembly having a tamper evident tip cap is provided for indicating if the contents of the syringe assembly have been compromised. The syringe barrel has an interior chamber which defines a pressure therein and is sealed at the proximal and distal ends by a first and second... Agent: David W. Highet, Esq. Becton Dickinson And Company

20110046551 - Intravenous fluid warming cassette system: A fluid warming cassette system in which the cassette has a stiffening frame structure and an integral handle is provided to support a parenteral fluid container. The fluid container is desirably thin to minimize heat exchange inefficiencies. The frame structure permits the thin fluid container to be inserted into the... Agent: Terrance A. Meador Incaplaw

20110046552 - Stepped cannula: Described herein are cannulas having a stepped exterior. Also described are methods of making and using these cannulas, for example to deliver one or more materials to the central nervous system of an animal.... Agent: Robins & Pasternak

20110046553 - Drive device for linear body: There is provided a drive device for a linear body, that allows a treatment to be immediately, manually resumed when an emergency arises. A drive device for a linear body includes a securing portion capable of securing a Y connector having a through hole, and an actuator including a driving... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20110046554 - Floating spinal cannula and method of use: A spinal cannula for delivering a therapeutic agent to a spinal cord target includes proximal and distal end portions, a middle portion, and a deployable cannula member having distal and proximal end portions and a first lumen extending between the end portions. The spinal cannula includes a fluid delivery line... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.

20110046555 - Internal needle: An indwelling needle is provided which has a simple structure and is capable of securely mounting a needle tip protective tool on the tip portion of an internal needle. The indwelling needle A consists of an external needle 10 including a cannula 11 and a housing 12, an internal needle... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp D/b/a Covidien

20110046557 - Microneedle drug delivery system including movable drug-containing capsule: A microneedle drug delivery system comprises: a housing having an opening formed in the bottom wall thereof; a microneedle device seated in the opening of the housing in such a fashion as to be hermetically sealed with the bottom wall of the housing; a drug-containing capsule mounted in the housing... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20110046556 - Rapid local anesthesia injection cone: This is a Local Anesthesia Injection Cone. It is made of a very simple cone shaped piece of clear plastic with a flange on the tip of the cone where a Luer lock syringe can attach. There are a multiple tiny hypodermic needles protruding from the base of the cone.... Agent: Furr Law Firm

20110046558 - Medicine delivery device having detachable pressure sensing unit: A fluid medicament delivery device includes a patient attachment unit and a separate indicator unit. The patient attachment unit includes a housing and a fluid channel located therein, wherein at least a portion of the fluid channel includes a flexible member substantially coterminous with the housing. The separate indicator unit... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Patent Administrator

20110046560 - Magnifying collapsed plunger rod: A syringe assembly having a collapsible or pivotable plunger rod with magnification properties is provided. In a pre-use or packaged state, the plunger rod is positioned substantially parallel to the barrel of the syringe resulting in a syringe assembly having a reduced length and a smaller packaging footprint. The smaller... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20110046559 - Syringe assembly having a flexible or slidable flange: A syringe assembly having a flexible and/or slidable flange is provided, wherein in a pre-use or packaged state, the flange is positioned substantially parallel to the barrel of the syringe resulting in a syringe assembly having a smaller packaging footprint. The smaller packaging footprint allows for reduced storage space of... Agent: David W. Highet, Esq., Becton Dickinson And Company

20110046561 - Injection syringe: An injection syringe, having a syringe cylinder, a plunger rod inserted therein and connected to a stopper by way of a coupling part, and a module that is provided in the proximal end of the syringe cylinder and having a cannula, mounted in a cannula holder received in a guided... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20110046562 - Split syringe device: A split syringe includes two or more separate syringes held together to become one full cylindrically shaped syringe assembly. The needles of the separate syringes may be held together by a larger outside needle. For example, two half-cylindrically shaped syringes may be joined together to become one full cylindrically shaped... Agent: Jin Wang

20110046563 - Sealing element: A sealing element is suggested, in particular one for closing primary packaging for medications, that has at least two parts, which touch each other at least in some areas. This is characterized in that steam-permeable channels are provided for sterilization of the contact surfaces. In addition, a method is suggested... Agent: BatemanIPLaw Group

20110046564 - Protective needle shield: A needle shield assembly for enclosing a needle cannula includes a needle cannula having a needle hub at a proximal end thereof and a sharp distal end. A needle shield adapter is mounted to the needle hub and a needle shield is connected to the adapter. The needle shield is... Agent: Nick A Nichols, Jr.

20110046565 - Device for injecting apportioned doses of liquid drug: A mechanical injection device (1) for injecting apportioned doses of liquid drug. The injection device (1) comprises a dose setting means, an injection means, a removable cap (15) and a cap receiving part (9) adapted to abut or engage with the cap (15) when the cap (15) is mounted on... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department

20110046566 - Medical delivery system comprising locking ring with l-shaped grooves: A medical delivery system (100) comprising a container (102) which is adapted to be fastened to a dosing assembly (104). One of the container and the dosing assembly comprises a rotatable element (106) adapted to cooperate with the other one of the container and the dosing assembly, so as to... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department

20110046568 - Enteral-only syringe and method of manufacturing same: A method of manufacturing a syringe for use in enteral feeding includes providing a premolded syringe body having a plunger end and an outlet end, loading the premolded syringe body into a mold having a core pin extending into the outlet end of the premolded syringe body, closing the mold... Agent: Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt Pacwest Center, Suite 1900

20110046567 - Injection device for performing medical injections: The present invention concerns a prefilled injection device having a container and a dose setting mechanism encapsulated inside the housing. The injection device incorporates an axial variable connection such that the distance between the distal end of the piston rod means and the plunger is minimized preferably to zero.... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department

20110046569 - Syringe having a collapsible plunger rod: A syringe assembly includes a syringe barrel having an exterior surface, an inside surface defining a chamber, an open proximal end, a distal end, and an outlet disposed adjacent the distal end in fluid communication with the chamber; and a plunger assembly disposed at least partially within the syringe barrel.... Agent: David W. Highet, Esq., Becton Dickinson And Company

20110046571 - Absorbing and saturation detection pad and methods thereof: The present invention provides an absorbing pad for indicating saturation. The pad comprises inter alia from at least one absorbent body, at least one saturation sensor embedded within said absorbent body and at least one saturation indicator connected to said saturation sensor, embedded within said absorbent body wherein said indicator... Agent: The Law Office Of Michael E. Kondoudis

20110046570 - Systems and methods for providing a flushable catheter assembly: A flushable catheter assembly having features to enable selective activation of fluid flow through the catheter assembly is disclosed herein. A septum is placed within the catheter adapter of the catheter assembly and includes a pathway that is closed prior to being biased open via a septum activator also positioned... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20110046572 - Medical connector: A soft grip medical connector comprises a housing with an upstream end, a downstream end and a lumen extending through a central portion thereof. A flexible member comprises a valve portion integrally formed with a sleeve portion. The valve portion is positioned within a section of the housing and is... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20110046573 - Anti-drawback medical valve: A gland member within a medical valve is configured to have a substantially consistent or enlarging internal volume as the valve transitions from a closed mode to an open mode. To that end, the valve has a housing forming an interior containing a flow path, and a stationary post member... Agent: Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP

20110046574 - Clotting cascade initiating apparatus and methods of use and methods of closing wounds: A wound closure apparatus is provided which utilizes blood fluid by activating the clotting cascade of blood fluid outside the body within a substantially enclosed sterile container then introducing the blood fluid to the wound site to complete clotting. An apparatus for providing ways of inhibiting anticoagulating agents and slowing... Agent: Intellectual Property Dept. Dewitt Ross & Stevens Sc

20110046575 - Percutaneously absorbable preparation, percutaneously absorbable preparation holding sheet, and percutaneously absorbable preparation holding equipment: Self-dissolving needle-like or filamentous shape percutaneously absorbable preparations, by which inherently poorly absorbable drugs into the body through the skin is efficiently administered. The preparations are made of at least one material selected from the group consisting of proteins, polysaccharides, polyvinyl alcohols, carboxyvinyl polymers and sodium polyacrylic acids. An active... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20110046576 - Tissue augmentation devices and methods: Tissue augmentation devices, as well as methods of manufacturing and using the same, are disclosed. In certain embodiments, a tissue augmentation device comprises an elongate tissue penetrating member and an amount of remodelable material, wherein at least a portion of the elongate member is cannulated, and at least a portion... Agent: Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, Mcnett & Henry LLP

20110046577 - Liquid streaming devices and method of using such devices for treating wounds: A liquid streaming device and method of using same for treating a wound includes a body having a lower surface for application to skin region around the wound to be treated and to conform to the contour of the skin region, and an upper surface facing outwardly when the body... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.

20110046578 - Device for the cutaneous application of substances: l

20110046580 - Skin patch instrument for treating pain: The present invention provides a therapeutic patch for treating pain capable of compressing a tender area up to a boundary thereof and/or an entire induration with metallic grains or crushed stones by a treatment method in accordance with a classification determined after clarifying a site of pain by pressing a... Agent: Kilyk & Bowersox, P.l.l.c.

20110046579 - Use of a 1-n-(halo-3-pyridylmethyl)-n-methylamino-1-alkylamino-2-nitroethylene derivative for preparing a topical veterinary pharmaceutical composition for combating external parasites: The present invention relates to the use, as active ingredient, of a 1-N-(halo-3-pyridylmethyl)-N-methylamino-1-alkylamino-2-nitroethylene derivative for preparing a veterinary pharmaceutical composition for topical use in the treatment of external parasites, in particular fleas, in domestic animals, in particular in dogs and cats, intended to be applied at least every 2 weeks.... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20110046581 - Devices for exothermic treatment of eyelid disease: This invention is directed to a therapeutic patch for ophthalmologic and cosmetic use that provides therapy to the region where the patch is provided; the therapeutic patch provides a therapeutic delivery surface for placement against, for example, the eyelid and peri-orbital structures of a patient, and a non-contacting surface that... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (sv)IPDocketing

20110046582 - Retrofit kit and method of retrofitting a plumbed emergency eyewash station: A retrofit kit for an emergency eyewash station and method of retrofitting a plumbed emergency eyewash station is disclosed. The kit includes a sterile eyewash fluid source. A pump assembly having an input port and an output port is also included. The input port is configured to connect to a... Agent: Barlow, Josephs & Holmes, Ltd.

20110046583 - Contraband retrieval device: The present invention relates to a contraband retrieval device that can be used as a law enforcement tool that allows a law enforcement officer to retrieve items that are ingested or inserted into the body. A pan includes a plurality of apertures in a bottom thereof. Drug use, excrement can... Agent: Diane Dunn Mckay, Esq. Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, P.C.

20110046584 - Self contained wound dressing with micropump: A composite wound dressing apparatus promotes healing of a wound via the use of a micropump system housed within a wound dressing member. The micropump system includes a miniature pump that applies a subatmospheric pressure to the wound to effectively draw wound fluid or exudate away from the wound bed... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20110046585 - Reduced pressure treatment system: A wound treatment apparatus is provided for treating tissue damage, which comprises a fluid impermeable wound cover sealed over a site for purposes of applying a reduced pressure to the site. The apparatus also includes a cover with protrusions on its surface for purposes of monitoring pressure at the site.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20110046586 - Composite sheet and absorbent article using composite sheet: It is intended to provide a composite sheet which is excellent in comfort to the skin face when used in an absorbent article such as a disposable diaper. A composite sheet (1) fabricated by bonding stretchable nonwoven fabric (2) to a non-stretchable sheet (3) using an adhesive (4). The stretchable... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/ann Arbor

20110046587 - Absorbent pads and method of making such pads: A method of making an absorbent pad, and the absorbent pad so made, including a porous under layer and an absorbent body including a pulverized pulp and a super-absorbent materials bonded to and between the porous layers; characterized in that the absorbent body is applied between the porous layers before... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.

20110046588 - Removable absorbent pad for transporter: An absorbent pad that can be removably connected to a transporter on which an injured person is carried is provided. Structures for removably attaching the absorbent pad to the transporter are described. Also provided are a transporter having a removable absorbent pad and a method for placing a removable absorbent... Agent: Charles N.j. Ruggiero Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero & Perle, L.L.P.

20110046589 - Absorbent article: An absorbent article that enables the presence of moisture, for example, derived from urination to be correctly recognized. The absorbent article includes an outer sheet that is provided on a side facing a wearer's skin, i.e., on its side facing a liquid-absorbent structure with moisture visualizing elements. The moisture visualizing... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/ann Arbor

20110046592 - Absorbent article with pattern: An absorbent article comprising a liquid-permeable sheet, a liquid-impermeable sheet, an absorber sandwiched between the liquid-permeable sheet and the liquid-impermeable sheet, and side sheets joined to at least a part of the right and left both sides of the liquid-permeable sheet and to at least a part of the liquid-impermeable... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20110046591 - Absorbent articles having both distinct and identical graphics and apparatus and method for printing such absorbent articles: The present disclosure provides embodiments of processes and apparatuses for printing series of different graphics on substrates used in the manufacture of absorbent articles. Such printed substrates can be used, for example, in the manufacture of printed diaper components, such as backsheets, topsheets, landing zones, fasteners, ears, absorbent cores, and... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20110046590 - Absorbent wearing article: e

20110046593 - Disposable diaper: A disposable diaper (1) is provided with leak barriers (21) attached to opposite side edges of a crotch region (6) so that these leak barriers (21) may raise themselves on an inner sheet (3). The leak barriers (21) are formed of a nonwoven fabric made of thermoplastic synthetic fibers having... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20110046594 - sanitary article wearable as pants: A sanitary article wearable as pants comprises a body or chassis 12 with a topsheet 13, a backsheet 14 and an absorbent core 15 interposed between the topsheet 13 and the backsheet 14. The article 10 has opposite extremities provided with closing side panels 16 extending laterally starting from at... Agent: Popovich, Wiles & O'connell, Pa

20110046595 - Absorbent article: The backsheet of an absorbent body is used as a wrapper. The backsheet includes a fastening device intended for use in an undergarment. The absorbent article is folded into a packet in such a way that the fastening device on the backsheet becomes hidden within the packet.... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20110046596 - Absorbent article: An absorbent article has a top layer, a bottom layer, an absorbent core and a pair of leak-barrier walls. Each leak-barrier wall has a proximal wall section, a first elastic overhang section extending outward in a transverse direction from around the upper end of the proximal wall section, and a... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20110046597 - Wearing article: The present invention aims to provide a wearing article improved so that various types of nonwoven fabrics can be effectively used for target nonwoven fabric without anxiety that the target nonwoven fabric once engaged with hook elements might be readily torn. As an outer sheet 8 defining a garment-facing side... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/ann Arbor

20110046598 - Wearing article and method for making the same: The present invention aims to provide an improved wearing article allowing the dimension of the leg-openings to be adequately large without causing leakage of urine. A chassis is formed in a crotch region with an opening extending through inner and outer sheets in the thickness direction. The opening extends across... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20110046599 - Multi-day delivery of biologically active substances: Compositions and methods for modifying biologically active substances to achieve multi-day delivery of such substances, particularly through oral or parenteral administration, are disclosed. The compositions include the biologically active substance conjugated to a carrier having a suitably long half life, typically more than one day, wherein the conjugate optionally contains... Agent: Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP Attn: Janet E. Reed, Ph.d.

20110046600 - Devices, systems, and related methods for delivery of fluid to tissue: Described are devices useful to inject fluid to tissue without the use of a needle, and related methods; the devices include one or a combination of features such as ejection orifices, distal end control features, or combinations of these; the systems can include a fluid delivery system having an injector... Agent: Kagan Binder, PLLC

20110046606 - Catheter injectable depot compositions and uses thereof: Catheter injectable depot compositions are provided that include a bioerodible, biocompatible polymer, a solvent having miscibility in water of less than or equal to 7 wt. % at 25° C., in an amount effective to plasticize the polymer and form a gel therewith, a thixotropic agent, and a beneficial agent.... Agent: Legal Department Durect Corporation

20110046602 - Devices and methods for fluid administration: Improved fluid delivery devices and systems are disclosed, including drug delivery devices and systems, and methods that permit, inter alia, the rapid sequential delivery of two or more fluids to a single external fluid flow or intravenous line.... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP

20110046605 - Needle sheathing device with flexible end-piece for syringe: The invention relates to a safe support device for a syringe, said support comprising a support sheath for the body of a syringe, and safety means which comprise an inner sheath suitable for sliding relative to said support sheath between a waiting retracted position, in which said inner sheath is... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

20110046601 - Puncturable membrane for safety syringe: A safety syringe may define a variable fluid chamber and detached needle assembly. The variable fluid chamber may be hermetically sealed off from the environment or ambient air until the needle assembly is attached to a syringe body of the safety syringe. A proximal end of the variable fluid chamber... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20110046604 - Syringe assembly with inverse delivery: A reduced profile syringe assembly is provided that includes an overall profile that is substantially similar to the profile of the syringe barrel. The syringe assembly includes a plunger rod that is significantly disposed within the syringe barrel when filled for use, with the plunger rod adapted to be retracted... Agent: David W. Highet, Esq. Becton Dickinson And Company

20110046603 - Syringe assembly with pivoting plunger and integral tip guard: The invention provides a syringe assembly comprising a syringe barrel having an inside surface defining a chamber, an open proximal end, and a distal end having an opening therethrough. An elongated plunger rod extends between a first end and a second end, with a cap or guard disposed on the... Agent: David W. Highet, Esq. Becton Dickinson And Company

20110046608 - Catheter incorporating a guidewire exit ramp: Guidewire exit ramp members that may be placed over a tubular member having a guidewire lumen, which longitudinally extending and laterally accessible, and methods of use. The guidewire exit ramp member can be placed to force a guidewire loaded through the lumen in a first direction to be forced out... Agent: Seager, Tufte & Wickhem, LLC

20110046607 - Self-withdrawing catheter for injecting into body passageways and kit containing same: The present invention provides a self-withdrawing catheter device for injection of material into a body passageway, comprising: a) a highly-flexible elongated shaft including at least one injection channel, attachable to a syringe; b) a canopy attached to the shaft near the distal end, the canopy providing smooth self-withdrawal of the... Agent: Edward Langer C/o Shiboleth Yisraeli Roberts Zisman & Co.

20110046611 - Implant release mechanism: A delivery assembly (10) for an implant (30) includes a release mechanism comprising a locking element (52) and a blocking member (56). The locking element (52) includes a latching pin (14) that engages with an eyelet (54) in the implant (30) to attach the implant (30) to a distal end... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20110046609 - Indwelling catheter: An indwelling catheter made of a shape memory material with shape memory properties, so that the indwelling catheter comprises a first shape below a transition temperature and a second shape above the transition temperature, wherein the indwelling catheter comprises lamellas separate from one another in circumferential direction at its distal... Agent: Ware Fressola Van Der Sluys & Adolphson, LLP

20110046610 - Over-the-wire detachment mechanism: A detachment mechanism, and methods of use, for use in delivering a medical device preferably over a guidewire are provided. The detachment mechanism includes a first and second engagement member. The members are configured to receive the guidewire and have a first end attached to the control member and the... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/indy/cook Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

  
02/17/2011 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20110040228 - Methods and systems for colloid exchange therapy: The present invention relates to a method and system for using a very large pore hemofilter to treat IMRD, hepatic failure, exogenous intoxication and other conditions associated with toxins in a patient's blood. One treatment includes the use of a very large pore hemofilter to remove target complex molecules and/or... Agent: Snr Denton US LLP

20110040229 - Extracorporeal blood circuit for cardiopulmonary bypass: The subject invention provides an improved bypass circuit for use in adult and especially pediatric cardiac surgery. The auto regulating capability of this circuit design simplifies its operation and combines the benefits of both VAVD and KAVD systems while eliminating the need for multiple blood pumps. Advantageously, this system occupies... Agent: Saliwanchik Lloyd & Saliwanchik A Professional Association

20110040232 - Duodenal liner device: Disclosed are tethered duodenal liner devices as well as methods of transcutaneously deploying and removing the tethered duodenal liner devices.... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP

20110040230 - Minimally invasive gastrointestinal bypass: A solution is provided for modifying the location at which bodily fluids interact with nutrients in a gastrointestinal tract having a conduit with a first end and a second end. The first end is configured to divert bodily fluids from an entrance within a gastrointestinal tract to a location downstream... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20110040231 - Temporary ostomy appliance: A temporary ostomy appliance is disclosed, including a catheter for extending through the abdominal wall into the intestine. The catheter may be a transcecal catheter for extending through the cecal valve into the ileum. A portion of a catheter that extends through the cecal valve is made collapsible when the... Agent: Convatec Inc.

20110040233 - Wireless pressure setting indicator: Devices and methods useful for non-invasively indicating the position or setting of a mechanical device, such as a sensor or control in an implanted medical device, are disclosed. In one exemplary embodiment, a valve housing adapted to receive fluid flow therethrough is provided. The flow of fluid through the valve... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20110040234 - Dilator and tampon applicator device: A tampon applicator having an annular gripping element and a dilating element connected to the annular gripping element. The dilating element has a plurality of longitudinal members delimited by a plurality of longitudinal slots. The dilating element is configured with a conical section and a neck section, the conical section... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20110040237 - Drill device and method for forming microconduits: The present invention relates to methods and devices for formation of microconduits in tissue, particularly using an impedance sensing drill to form microconduits. One embodiment of the invention is an impedance sensing drill comprising a drilling assembly, a control module, mechanically connected to the drilling assembly for controlling the depth... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.

20110040236 - Microneedle roller: The invention provides a microneedle roller comprising a rotatable drum, the drum including a plurality of radially projecting microneedles, wherein the microneedles are provided in substantially linear arrays, each array being carried by a support, and each array being arranged in a substantially axial direction relative to the drum.... Agent: Crose Law LLC

20110040235 - Multi-modal drug delivery system: A device for the transdermal delivery of a therapeutic agent at a treatment site comprising a housing containing: a mechanical vibration element; a light source; a heating and/or cooling clement; a power source for powering said mechanical vibrational element, light source, and heating element; and an electronic control module.... Agent: Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP Attn: Patent Group

20110040238 - Interventional catheter assemblies incorporating guide wire brake and management systems: Interventional catheter assemblies that operate over a guide wire and incorporate guide wire management systems are disclosed. Specifically, a guide wire buffer zone is provided between a proximal end of the interventional catheter and the guide wire clamp that accommodates variable lengths of exposed guide wire in an unrestrained condition... Agent: Speckman Law Group PLLC

20110040239 - Apparatus for the production of ionized oxygen and ozone from pure oxygen and methods for using same in medical applications: An apparatus for the production of ionized oxygen and ozone from pure oxygen. An adjustable high voltage power supply is connected to an ozone generator having at least one ozone generator therein. The HV power supply has a relatively low voltage setting for producing negative ionized oxygen and a relatively... Agent: R. Michael West Law Offices Of R. Michael West

20110040240 - Methods for treating rhinitis and conjunctivitis: Apparatus, methods, and kits for treating symptoms associated with common ailments, such as headaches, rhinitis, asthma, epilepsy, nervous disorders and the like, are provided. The apparatus comprises dispensers for carbon dioxide and other therapeutic gases. The methods comprise delivering small volumes of these gases to patients in a manner where... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20110040241 - Blood access assembly for artificial lung and right ventricular assist device: A system for providing access to at least one heart chamber for delivering and/or removing a fluid includes a selectively occludable conduit defining a lumen for providing access to an interior of at least one heart chamber from an exterior of a chest wall of the patient, and a dual... Agent: King & Schickli, PLLC

20110040244 - Automated dialysis system including a piston and stepper motor: A peritoneal dialysis system includes a hardware unit including a piston having a contact surface and a stepper motor configured to move the piston; and a disposable unit received by the hardware unit, the disposable unit including a moveable membrane operable with the contact surface of the piston, the piston... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20110040243 - Automated dialysis system including a piston and vacuum source: A peritoneal dialysis system includes a hardware unit including a piston and at least one vacuum source; a door connected to the hardware unit, the door including a cavity, the cavity having a diameter; the hardware unit further including a structure positioned opposite the door, the structure defining an aperture;... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20110040242 - Portable peritoneal dialysis carts and related systems: A lightweight, easy-to-assemble, and portable cart for the performance of peritoneal dialysis is disclosed. The cart includes a top shelf, bottom shelf, and at least four adjustable connecting members or legs. The top shelf has a top surface designed to receive a PD cycler, and at least one hook to... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20110040245 - Devices for the administration of drugs and vaccines in the form of injectable needles: The present disclosure refers to hand operated disposable devices for the administration of drugs, vaccines and other medicaments in the form of solid injectable needles. The devices incorporate mechanisms for the automatic retraction of the injection rod even when the user continues to exert pressure on the device. The devices... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20110040246 - Analyte sensor ports: The present disclosure provides a contamination resistant sensor port which includes one or more sealing members positioned so as to limit and/or prevent internal contamination of the sensor port with fluids and/or particles present in the environment outside the sensor port.... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc. Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP

20110040247 - Infusion pump methods and systems: A medical remote controller device is disclosed. The device includes a display and at least one input switch dedicated to bolus delivery wherein a bolus delivery is programmed when the input switch receives an input and wherein the number of inputs received by the input switch determines the amount of... Agent: Michelle Saquet Temple

20110040248 - Methods and implantable devices for treating supraventricular arrhythmias: A medication, method and device for cardiac treatment are provided, in particular, for treating supraventricular arrhythmias. Specifically, a method is provided for treating supraventricular arrhythmias, using a therapeutically effective amount of a cholinergic receptor agonist, for example, acetylcholine. This device may be part of universal device which provides pacing and... Agent: Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco Pl

20110040249 - Human anti-il-23 antibodies, compositions, methods and uses: A human anti-IL-23p19 antibody, including isolated nucleic acids that encode at least one anti-IL-23p19 antibody, vectors, host cells, and methods of making and using thereof have applications in diagnostic and/or therapeutic compositions, methods and devices.... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20110040250 - Device for washing nasal cavities with an incorporated pump: The invention concerns a device for washing nasal cavities by a nebulized liquid, that comprises a main body (12), a tank for liquids (14) including at least a nebulization chamber (23), and means of collection and nebulization of the treatment liquid from said nebulization chamber and delivery of the nebulized... Agent: Mcglew & Tuttle, PC

20110040251 - Infusion pump with add-on modules: This document discusses, among other things, an apparatus comprising a pump configured to deliver a fluid, a wireless communication port, a controller, and a housing to enclose the apparatus. The controller is configured to communicate with a second device via the communication port using an open standard wireless communication protocol.... Agent: Patterson Thuente Christensen Pedersen, P.A.

20110040252 - Cannula insertion device and related methods: A cannula insertion device includes a housing defining an opening for receiving therethrough a cannula and further defining a channel, and a cannula forming a lumen, the cannula adapted for sliding movement within the housing from a retracted position to an extended position. When the cannula is in the retracted... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Patent Administrator

20110040254 - Insertion device with horizontally moving part: The invention relates to an insertion device comprising—a penetrating member (50) connected to transformation means (52),—a moving part (38) comprising guiding means (39) which guiding means (39) restrict the movement of the transformation means (52) and guide the penetrating member (50) from a first to a second position in a... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20110040253 - Optical trocar: The present invention relates to an optical obturator which includes a sleeve having a longitudinal bore between a proximal end and a distal end. The longitudinal bore of the sleeve is configured to receive at least a portion of an endoscope or like image transferring system. An image passing member,... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp D/b/a Covidien

20110040255 - Surgical sealing element, surgical seal and surgical sealing system: A surgical sealing element, for example, for a trocar and/or for sealing shafts of elongated surgical instruments during insertion into a human or animal body, is provided. The surgical sealing element comprises a flexible wall closed annularly, the wall comprising a first edge and a second edge, and an opening... Agent: Lipsitz & Mcallister, LLC

20110040256 - Insertion device for an insertion set and method of using the same: An insertion device and insertion set. The insertion device for inserting at least a portion of at least one piercing member of an insertion set through the skin of a patient includes a device housing, a carrier body and a driver. The carrier body is slidably received within the device... Agent: Medtronic Minimed Inc.

20110040257 - Anchor deployment apparatus: An anchor deployment apparatus for deploying an anchor about a therapy delivery element includes an anchor receiving element having an elongate member having a distal opening and a lumen extending proximally in the elongate member from the distal opening. The lumen of the elongate member is configured to slidably receive... Agent: Campbell Nelson Whipps, LLC

20110040258 - Flexible and adjustable wrap for protecting and stabilizing intravenous catheter: A device contemplated to be used in lieu of tape to secure and protect an IV catheter while maintaining the patient's comfort and an acceptable range of movement is formed with a thin, flexible body configured to be wrapped around a portion of a patient's anatomy, and particularly a patient's... Agent: Carroll V. Robison

20110040259 - Method for allogeneic cell therapy: A method of manipulating allogeneic cells for use in allogeneic cell therapy protocols is described. The method provides a composition of highly activated allogeneic T-cells which are infused into immunocompetent cancer patients to elicit a novel anti-tumor immune mechanism called the “Mirror Effect”. In contrast to current allogeneic cell therapy... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.

20110040260 - Valves and hubs for tubular medical devices and methods for making and using them: A hub for a sheath, catheter, or other tubular device includes a tubular hub body including first and second ends, and a lumen extending therebetween and surrounding a central longitudinal axis, the lumen having a first cross-sectional area sized for receiving a medical device therethrough. A valve is secured within... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP

20110040261 - Device suitable for administering liquid substances into the human body: Object of the present invention is an entirely closed circuit apparatus for the administration of anesthetics, and/or other liquids into the human body during operation sessions. Such apparatus allows dosing an accurate amount of drug during each operation session and to each single patient without drug wastage and without using... Agent: Gregory A. Nelson Novak Druce & Quigg LLP

20110040262 - Device and methods to facilitate cannulation and prevent needle puncture bleeding of an arteriovenous fistula: In general, the present application is directed to devices and methods to facilitate cannulation and prevent needle puncture bleeding of an arteriovenous fistula. For instance, in one embodiment, a device for locating an arteriovenous fistula and occluding an arteriovenous fistula needle puncture site is provided. The device includes a body... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.

20110040263 - Inserter assembly: An assembly according to the invention comprises an inserter device (10), a penetrating member (7) and a base part (100), where: the base part comprises a surface adapted to be attached to a skin surface, a position adapted to receive and/or attach to the penetrating member, and means (14) adapted... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20110040264 - Medicated footwear: A unique, previously unforeseen medicated footwear that is elastic in nature to fit to the size of the foot, and all sizes of feet. The consumer is any adult that wears shoes or sandals, and the device can be worn in bare feet while sitting down. The medication will both... Agent: Gelcys Basulto

20110040265 - Pressure bandage: A pressure bandage includes a banding portion having opposite first and second sides. A chamber is formed in the first side of the banding portion. The second side of the banding portion includes a hole in communication with the chamber. A bladder is received in the chamber and receives a... Agent: Kamrath & Associates P.A.

20110040266 - Anti-insomnia compositions and methods: Compositions of zolpidem, and methods for their manufacture and use for treating insomnia. The compositions are formulated as oral sprays for transmucosal absorption of zolpidem. The methods of treatment in some cases involve night-time dosing administration to achieve therapeutic zolpidem blood levels within 20 minutes or less, tapering off to... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20110040267 - Urine suction device: A urine suction device 102 comprises a urine receiver unit 102a and a urine detector unit 102b. The urine detector unit 102b includes a pair of electrode assemblies 118a, 118b adapted to output a detection signal as soon as it is wetted with urine. The pair of electrode assemblies 118a,... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/ann Arbor

20110040268 - Device suitable for carrying on the body of a user to generate vacuum for medical applications: An apparatus (2) for carrying on the body of a user to generate a vacuum for medical applications, in particular, for the vacuum therapy of wounds on the human or animal body, has a vacuum-producing device and a vessel (10) that is disposable after use for receiving body fluids, in... Agent: Dreiss, Fuhlendorf, Steimle & Becker

20110040269 - Fluid filled seal for contacting the human body: A medical device such as a controlled discharge ostomy appliance comprises a fluid filled seal for sealing around a body orifice (stoma). The fluid filled seal comprises a fluid chamber including a fluid impermeable membrane that forms a movabable wall of the fluid chamber, one or more ports communicating with... Agent: Convatec Inc.

20110040270 - Ostomy appliance: An ostomy appliance body side member or an ostomy appliance comprising an adhesive wafer having a first adhesive surface for securing the appliance to the user's skin, said wafer having a second surface being covered with a carrier sheet which wafer has a hole for receiving a stoma wherein a... Agent: Coloplast A/s Attention: Corporate Patents

20110040271 - Urine catchment device: An external, body worn urine catchment and drainage appliance for bedridden females, which cooperates with the natural contours of the human body. The urine catchment device comprises a receptacle which has external bulges or corresponding configurational features providing structure for cooperating with and engaging recesses of the anatomy and a... Agent: Premier Law Group, PLLC

20110040272 - Urine collection device: A urine collection device comprises a collector to collect urine voided by a user; first and second outlets adapted to allow urine collected by the collector to drain from the device and a transfer passage adapted to transfer urine collected by the collector to a receptacle. The first outlet includes... Agent: Hahn Loeser & Parks, LLP

20110040273 - extensible laminar material, particularly for santitary articles, and method of producing same: An extensible laminar material 100 includes an extensible layer 106 coupled to at least one laminar layer 102, 104. The extension of the extensible layer 106 starting from a non-extended condition determines the extension of the laminar layer(s) 102, 104 while the return of the extensible layer 106 toward the... Agent: Popovich, Wiles & O'connell, Pa

20110040274 - Relative stiffness fasteners: A fastening member has an inboard end and an outboard end and a panel region, an end region, and a fastening element. The panel region has a proximal edge and a distal edge. The panel region is disposed adjacent to the inboard end and is more extensible than the end... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20110040275 - Packed breast milk absorbent pad and method for packing: A packed breast milk absorbent pad according to the present invention includes a breast milk absorbent pad and an individual packing envelope adapted to pack the breast milk absorbent pad therein. The breast milk absorbent pad is laid upon an envelope sheet so as to extend astride a first fold... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/ann Arbor

20110040276 - Disposable absorbent article designed to facilitate an easy change: A disposable absorbent article to be worn about the lower torso of a wearer that facilitates an easy, intuitive change is provided. The disposable absorbent article includes at least one serviceable indicium that facilitates an easy change by providing alignment of the article relative to an anatomical feature of the... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20110040277 - Disposable undergarment and related manufacturing equipment and processes: This invention pertains to a three dimensional disposable panty, subassemblies of the panty, and an apparatus and methods for making the panty and subassemblies. The panty is designed to hold a primary absorbent sanitary pad. The panty may have elasticized leg and waist openings and be stretchable about the hip... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.

20110040278 - Device and method for fabricating cellularized implants with a predetermined architecture at the point of care: In some embodiments, a method of repairing damaged tissue may include an implant system and method for preparing and using said implant. In some embodiments, a method of repairing damaged tissue may include injecting a first portion of biological material through a first opening in fluid communication with a first... Agent: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel, P.C.

20110040280 - Injector: An injector includes a support tube having one end surface to be brought into contact with skin, a movable tube advanceable in the support tube in the direction of the skin, an injection needle communicating with the movable tube, a plunger advanceable in the movable tube in the direction of... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20110040279 - Particle delivery: A method for delivering particles to a target location of a subject includes slidably disposing a polymeric carrier in a lumen of a catheter. The lumen extends in the catheter from a proximal opening to a delivery region. The method further includes inserting the delivery region of the catheter in... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20110040281 - Integrated vascular delivery system: An integrated vascular delivery system having a frame configured to receive a catheter insertable in a patient to deliver fluid at an insertion site. The frame includes a first hub, a second hub, and a pair of flexible lateral members extending between the hubs and including a tubular lateral member.... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20110040282 - Controllably stiffenable tube: A tube that can be stiffened in a controlled manner has a pressure channel for controllable production of a stiffening overpressure by introduction of a pressure medium. The tube has several flexible stiffening elements, of which at least one is stable with respect to tensile force and which are pressed... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20110040283 - Branch vessel targetter: Apparatus for positioning a catheter relative to a branch artery from a main artery comprising delivery means, a deployable catheter carrier having means for holding the catheter in a desired position within the main artery when delivered, and means for detecting the position of the catheter carrier.... Agent: Epstein & Gerken

20110040284 - Guide for catheterism: A guide is used for the selective catheterism of anatomic structures and for placing therapeutic instruments.... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20110040285 - Body-space drainage-tube debris removal: In accordance with embodiments of the present invention, a debris removal system is provided for a body-space drainage system having one or more body tubes with a body tube lumen disposed therein. The debris-removal system comprises an elongated cleaning member and a cleaning head adapted to be advanced distally at... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20110040286 - Methods and devices to clear obstructions from medical tubes: A device for clearing obstructions from a medical tube, such as a chest tube, is disclosed in various embodiments. The device features a clearance member in the form of a loop. The loop desirably has a diameter that substantially corresponds to the inner diameter of the medical tube. Also desirably,... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20110040287 - Surgical liposuction instrument with radiant energy source: A cannula for a liposuction device includes an energy source for liquefying, emulsifying or softening fatty tissue near a tip end. The energy source can provide laser energy through a fiber optic cable, or can provide energy such as RF, ultrasound or IR/UV/Vis energy from a laser diode or the... Agent: Whitham, Curtis & Christofferson & Cook, P.C.

20110040288 - Device suitable for carrying on the body of a user to generate vacuum for medical applications: A device (2) for carrying on the body of a user to generate a vacuum for medical applications, in particular, for the vacuum therapy of wounds on the human or animal body, has a vacuum-producing device and a vessel (10) that is disposable after use for receiving body fluids, in... Agent: Dreiss, Fuhlendorf, Steimle & Becker

20110040289 - Wound care device having fluid transfer properties: This disclosure relates to wound care devices which are capable of one-way, directional flow of fluids and contaminants away from the wound site to the opposite side of the wound care device, which functions as a fluid reservoir. This fluid transport mechanism generally aids in reducing wound maceration by removing... Agent: Legal Department (m-495)

20110040290 - Threaded urinary catheter: A novel urinary catheter having an helicoidally threaded , screw shaped tip to facilitate insertion of the catheter tip by rotation into the bladder, especially useful in situation of difficult passage and entry into the bladder through a stenotic prostatic urethra. The operator instead of advancing the catheter by axial... Agent: Filiberto Zadini

20110040291 - Tissue stimulating device and method: A tissue stimulating device that provides a biological stimulation of tissue has a release surface adapted for arrangement adjacent to a tissue to be stimulated. An agent reservoir of the device includes an ionic agent capable of causing a stimulation if present at sufficient high extracellular concentration close to the... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

  
02/10/2011 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20110034850 - Blood treatment apparatus and method: A proposed blood treatment apparatus includes a blood treatment unit, at least one fluid pump and at least one blood pump. The fluid pumps are configured to pass blood treatment fluid through the blood treatment unit, while the blood pumps are configured to extract untreated blood from a blood source,... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20110034851 - System for harvesting and dispensing a fibrin clot: p

20110034852 - Implantable access for removal and/or return of fluids: Implantable access device for removal and/or return of fluids to a patient, comprising a casing attached to an internal conduit to be connected with a lumen of the patient; a connector attached at the casing and connected to an external conduit, and arranged for attachment of an extracorporeal lumen to... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20110034853 - Methods and conduits for flowing blood from a heart chamber to a blood vessel: Disclosed is a conduit that provides a bypass around an occlusion or stenosis in a coronary artery. The conduit is a tube adapted to be positioned in the heart wall to provide a passage for blood to flow between a heart chamber and a coronary artery, at a site distal... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20110034858 - Battery-integrated iontophoresis patch: The present invention relates to an iontophoresis patch integrated with a battery, more specifically to an iontophoresis patch integrated with a battery which adopts the principle of iontophoresis as a means for infiltrating a substance of interest such as a medication or a cosmetic substance into skin. The iontophoresis patch... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP

20110034856 - Device and method for enhanced wound treatment: An apparatus for facilitating the healing of a wound on a limb of a body of a subject, including: (a) a wound treatment assembly having: (i) a sealing arrangement adapted to cover an area above the wound, and to contact and at least partially seal a volume from an ambient... Agent: Marc Van Dyke

20110034857 - Implantable fluid delivery apparatuses and implantable electrode: An electrode for an implantable prosthesis includes a flexible front end including one or more metal contacts and a back end including one or more metal contacts. The electrode has a cross-sectional shape along the electrode, and the cross-sectional shape has a discontinuity between the flexible front end and the... Agent: Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP

20110034859 - Iontophoresis preparation for treating breast cancer and/or mastitis: An iontophoretic preparation for treatment of breast cancer and/or mastitis containing, as an active ingredient, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory analgesic agent and/or an anticancer agent, wherein an electrolyte is topically administered through the nipple part into the mammary gland; subsequently, a donor is applied to the nipple part; and the active... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20110034855 - Noninvasive therapies in the absence or presence of exogenous particulate agents: Methods are disclosed for treating cell components, cells, organelles, organs, and/or tissues with acoustic energy, electromagnetic energy, static or alternating electric fields, and/or static or alternating magnetic fields in the presence or absence of exogenous particulate agents for therapeutic applications.... Agent: Robert W Strozier, P.l.l.c

20110034854 - Pdt assisted vision correction and scar prevention: A method and formulation are disclosed for improving the results of corneal refractive surgery, and generally reducing post-operative scarring and scarring arising from other traumas. In the vision examples, after completion of a procedure, including Photorefractive Keratotomy (PRK) or Laser-In-Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK), a photosensitizer or photosensitizer precursor is applied to... Agent: Bolesh J. Skutnik Ceramoptec Industries, Inc.

20110034860 - Micro-needle array and method of use thereof: A micro-needle array is provided that may be used to deliver a bioactive agent to a therapeutic target. The micro-needle array preferably includes a substrate, a plurality of micro-needles integral with the substrate, and a bioactive agent. At least one micro-needle preferably includes a top surface, a bottom surface, a... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20110034861 - Wound ventilation system: A wound treatment apparatus that ventilates a wound dressing with warm humidified oxygen and/or air at a very low flow rate while under a sub-atmospheric pressure. A controlled flow of filtered air and/or oxygen is selected or blended under atmospheric pressure. This gas is pulled by a downstream vacuum source... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP

20110034862 - Insufflating system, method, and computer program product for controlling the supply of a distending media to an endoscopic device: The present invention is directed to a system, method, and computer program product for controlling the supply of a distending media (such as an insufflating gas) from a distending media source to an endoscopic device so as to prevent the excess venting and/or waste of distending media. More specifically, the... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20110034865 - Colonic lavage catheter: A colonic lavage catheter includes a head attached at an end of a suction tube and having both rearward and lateral fluid discharge openings. A pair of tubes extend along the suction tube with their ends attached to the head to place the rearward and lateral fluid discharge openings in... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

20110034863 - Flexible medical device for clot removal from small vessels: A medical device and method of applying said medical device to deliver drugs and to remove thrombus or soft tissue clots from vascular or other lumens in a patient is presented. The medical device generally comprises an elongated tubular delivery member having a proximal portion and a distal portion that... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/chicago/cook

20110034864 - Phacoemulsification handpiece pressure booster: In various embodiments, a handpiece may include an irrigation line coupled to an adjacent line reservoir with a piston configured to move within the adjacent line reservoir to increase an irrigation pressure in the irrigation line near a surgical site. In some embodiments, a sensor may be used to detect... Agent: Alcon

20110034866 - Broadband infrared heating of medical fluids: A system for heating a medical fluid includes a container including a fluid path including an inlet side and an outlet side. A broadband infrared radiation source including a power supply is coupled to a broadband emitter for emitting infrared radiation. The broadband emitter provides a focal location within the... Agent: Honeywell/s&s Patent Services

20110034867 - Microthread delivery system: Compositions that include microthreads are provided. The compositions can be fully or partially encased in a sleeve along at least a portion of their length and can include biological cells and, optionally, therapeutic agents. Also provided are methods for using the compositions to repair or ameliorate damaged or defective tissue,... Agent: Duane Morris LLP - BostonIPDepartment

20110034868 - System for injecting a fluid through or into human skin: (C) an autoinjector comprising a receptacle device (50) for the coupled and fluid-filled combination of a single-use syringe (10) and an adaptor (30), which is configured to maintain the form-fit between the single-use syringe (10) and the adaptor (30) and to support the ampule body (12) of the single-use syringe... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20110034869 - Suction sequences for a breastpump: A breastpump is provided with one or more novel suction sequences which are considered to produce advantageous particularized results. Such sequences include a suction method for increased milk production and an improved suction method in general.... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

20110034870 - drug mixing and infusion device: A drug mixing device for mixing a lyophilized drug with a liquid, thereby forming a liquid drug and for infusion of the liquid drug. The device comprises a first (1a) and a second (1b) part movable connected to each other and wherein a reservoir (2) is being defined there between... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department

20110034871 - Thermorod for active drug release and method for manufacturing the same: Disclosed is a thermorod for active drug release capable of actively releasing drugs according to temperature and a method of manufacturing the same. The method for manufacturing a thermorod for active drug release that generates heat by means of eddy current loss and hysteresis loss in an induced magnetic field... Agent: Hyun Jong Park Park & Associates Intellectual Property Law LLC

20110034872 - Dual drug delivery device: A liquid delivery apparatus for the intrathecal delivery of one or more medications to a patient is disclosed. The liquid delivery apparatus generally includes a liquid reservoir, a liquid metering unit fluidly connected to the liquid reservoir, and a catheter delivery tube fluidly connected to the liquid metering unit. Preferably,... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

20110034874 - Catheter pump for circulatory support: A catheter pump intended to be inserted in the circulatory system of a mammal, for example for assisting the heart. The catheter pump comprises: a hollow catheter (2); a drive cable (1) arranged in a lumen (6) of the catheter (2); a sheath (3) surrounding the hollow catheter (2); a... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

20110034873 - Method for manufacturing a micropump and micropump: A method for manufacturing a micropump, which may be for the metered delivery of insulin, multiple layers being situated on the front side of a first carrier layer, which has a front side and a rear side, and microfluidic functional elements being formed by structuring at least one of the... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20110034875 - Methods for inserting a catheter: Catheter assembly (100) having at least one lumen (150 or 160) and joined to hub (106). While the lumen inner diameter(s) remain constant from distal end (144) of the catheter (140) to proximal end (142), the outer catheter diameter increases proximate the hub (106) providing increased resistance to kinking during... Agent: Fox Rothschild LLP Blue Bell

20110034876 - Slittable and peelable sheaths and methods for making and using them: A sheath for delivering a lead or other device into a body lumen is adapted to be removed from around the delivered lead or device via a longitudinally extending feature. This feature of the sheath may be a ripcord, a seam or interlocking features the releasably engage one another.... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20110034877 - Pouch for containing medical connector fittings: An apparatus for containing a medical connector fitting used, in administering a medication about the neck of a patient. In an embodiment, a pouch is constructed of a soft compliant material and includes a compartment for storing the medical connector fitting. Furthermore, a pair of straps extend from the pouch... Agent: Bishop & Diehl, Ltd.

20110034878 - Device for injecting apportioned doses of liquid drug: A mechanical injection device (1) for injecting apportioned doses of liquid drug. The injection device (1) comprises a dose setting means, an injection means, a removable cap (15) and a cap receiving part (9) adapted to abut or engage with the cap (15) when the cap (15) is mounted on... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department

20110034879 - Automatic injection mechanism with frontal buttress: The present invention provides for an autoinjector that registers off a distal end of a syringe to provide for a more accurate needle insertion depth. The autoinjector employs an automatically deployable frontal buttress for registration of the distal end or shoulder of the syringe.... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP

20110034880 - Device for protecting an injection apparatus, in particular an injection apparatus for medical use, such as a syringe: This device (1) comprising a body (2), a sleeve (3) mobile in relation to said body (2), and locking means (5, 6, 7) enabling locking of the sleeve (3) in a protective position; the sleeve (3) can be moved between a non-protective position, in which an injection member comprised by... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20110034881 - Auto-injector: The present invention relates to an auto-injection device comprising a rear housing and a container housing; a medicament container disposed within the container housing; a dose setting mechanism capable of setting and resetting a dose of medicament; a drive nut 18 operably connected to the dose setting mechanism; wherein said... Agent: Potomac Patent Group PLLC

20110034882 - Stoppers used in pre-filled syringes: A stopper adapted for attachment with a plunger rod for use within a syringe barrel is disclosed. The stopper includes a main body defining an open rearward end and a closed front end. The open rearward end is adapted to receive a front forward end attachment portion of the plunger... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20110034883 - Sealing between a cannula part and a fluid path: The application relates to an infusion part comprising a cannula part (7) and a fluid path, whereby a sealing (18) is positioned between the cannula part and the inlet/outlet opening (12) of the fluid path when the cannula part is in position for use in order to keep the fluid... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20110034885 - Needle for directional control of the injection of bone cement into a vertebral compression fracture: A needle for use in a surgical procedure includes an outer cannula including a shaft portion having a side wall and an end wall. A first aperture extends through the side wall of the outer cannula, and a second aperture extending through the end of the outer cannula. The needle... Agent: Macmillan Sobanski & Todd, LLC

20110034884 - Systems and methods for navigating an instrument through bone: System and methods for channeling a path into bone include a trocar having a proximal end, distal end and a central channel disposed along a central axis of the trocar. The trocar includes a radial opening at or near the distal end of the trocar. The system includes a curveable... Agent: John P. O'banion O'banion & Ritchey LLP

20110034886 - Implantable medical device tool and method of use: A medical device tool for use in combination with an implantable medical device that is capable of being subcutaneously implanted in a patient. The tool has a unitary body having an upper portion and a lower portion and a proximal end and a distal end which has a working section... Agent: Angiodynamics, Inc.

20110034887 - Cooling products and methods: Cooling products and methods of manufacture are disclosed. The cooling product is comprised of a substrate impregnated with a polymer gel and an antimicrobial agent. The product may be a compression wrap, pad, body wrap, container wrap, blanket or article of clothing.... Agent: Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis, LLP

20110034888 - Wound shield: A preformed wound shield includes a frame formed of one or more layers of suitable material and any suitable covering. Exudate absorbing or transporting material may also be one of two or more layers of material forming the frame.... Agent: Jones Day

20110034889 - Method and apparatus for supporting a drainage bag: An application for a drainage bag support includes a belt that has at least one way to engaging with an animate object (person). The belt has an inwardly facing surface that rests against the animate object and an outwardly facing surface facing away from the animate object. At least one... Agent: Larson And Larson

20110034890 - Collecting device for body fluids: A body waste collecting device comprising a collecting pouch and an adhesive wafer for attachment to the body, said adhesive wafer comprises a backing layer, a first adhesive and an additional second adhesive, wherein said additional second adhesive comprises a polyalkyleneoxide polymer and an organosiloxane based cross-linked adhesive system.... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20110034891 - Dry fluff pulp sheet additive: A process is provided for making a fluff pulp sheet, comprising forming a web comprising fluff pulp fibers; and applying at least one debonder surfactant to the web, to make the fluff pulp sheet. A fluff pulp sheet is also provided, comprising a web comprising fluff pulp fibers; at least... Agent: International Paper Company

20110034892 - Passive wound therapy device: A wound therapy device which may have a first configuration to passively absorb exudates from a wound and a second configuration to absorb exudates from the wound while the device is subjected to a negative pressure. An absorptive pad may be configured to passively absorb the removed exudates.... Agent: Factor & Lake, Ltd

20110034893 - Underpad: A reusable absorbent article includes a hydrophilic top layer, a soaking layer adjacent to and beneath the top layer, a substantially liquid impermeable layer adjacent to and beneath the soaking layer, and a backing layer adjacent to and beneath the substantially liquid impermeable layer. All of the layers are secured... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP

20110034895 - Disposable absorbent articles having low rewet and a reduced evaporation from the core through the topsheet: Absorbent article, wherein a liquid acquisition/distribution region comprises an evaporation barrier, such as an apertured film and thus exhibits reduced evaporation away from the article in the direction towards the wearer.... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20110034894 - Multi-component dressing for wound treatment on the human or animal body with application of reduced pressure: The invention relates to a multi-component dressing (100) for treating wounds of the human or animal body using a reduced pressure, having a wound-covering element (4) for mounting the dressing (100) at the surface of the skin and the mucous membrane and at least one connecting site (5), which is... Agent: Occhiuti Rohlicek & Tsao, LLP

20110034896 - Diaper with glove portion: A diaper has an inner layer provided in an absorbent material, an outer layer corresponding in size and shape to the inner layer, and a finger receiving section provided on the rear side of the outer layer, the finger receiving section having at least one cavity that receives at least... Agent: Raymond Sun

20110034897 - Individually wrapped absorbent article including wrapping sheet: An individually wrapped absorbent article 1 comprising an absorbent article 2 and a wrapping sheet 3, said absorbent article having a shape being relatively long in a longitudinal direction having a liquid-pervious top-sheet, a liquid-impervious back-sheet and a liquid-retentive absorbent core, on one hand, and said wrapping sheet 3 having... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20110034898 - Stable formulation of a therapeutic protein:

20110034899 - Methods for making and using a vial shielding convenience kit:

20110034900 - Devices and methods for improving accuracy of fluid delivery: Devices and methods for delivering therapeutic fluid to a patient's body are described. The devices may comprise a dispensing unit having a reservoir, a driving mechanism having a movable member for delivering therapeutic fluid to a patient's body, at least one sensor for sensing a relative position of the movable... Agent: Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo

20110034901 - Vaginal carrier for the controlled release of substances: A device that delivers one or more substances into a vaginal lumen according to one of a plurality of release patterns. The device comprises a supporting structure, substance dispensers, and/or coupling elements which are configured to release one or more substances, for example, drugs, in manner designed to optimize treatment... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.

20110034902 - Injection device for delivering a fixed dose of liquid drug: An injection device (1) for delivering a predetermined fixed dose of liquid drug, the device (1) comprising a housing (2), a first and second tubular members (7, 10). The first tubular member (7) and the housing are engaged via a first track (8) and a first protruding part (9), and... Agent: Novo Nordisk, Inc. Intellectual Property Department

20110034903 - Modular catheter system: A modular catheter system. The modular catheter system may include a first tubular member, a first catheter tubing, a second tubular member, a second catheter tubing and a plurality of concentric seals. The first catheter tubing may be disposed within an interior portion of the first tubular member while the... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20110034904 - Catheter having improved bonding region: A catheter having a flexible outer tube and a lubricious inner tube bonded within the flexible outer tube. One catheter has a distal outer tube formed of a substantial portion of a first, flexible material, an inner tube having a lubricious inside wall surface formed of a second, lubricious material,... Agent: Seager, Tufte & Wickhem, LLC

20110034905 - Method of and apparatus for treating abdominal obesity and metabolic syndrome in human patients: A method of and apparatus for safely removing visceral fatty tissue from the patient's mesentery is disclosed. In the preferred embodiment, the method involves using a novel minimally invasive or laparoscopic surgical procedure involving the inflation of the abdominal region with gas that creates a space between the wall of... Agent: Thomas J. Perkowski , Esq., P. C.

20110034906 - Surgical wound dressing incorporating connected hydrogel beads having an embedded electrode therein: According to an embodiment of the present disclosure, a wound dressing system is presented. The wound dressing system includes a fluid permeable support layer, the support layer configured for positioning within a wound and adapted to generally conform to a topography of the wound, and to permit exudates from the... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20110034907 - Device for providing anti-reflux in a body fluid collection and/or sampling system, and method of manufacturing such a device: A body fluids drainage system includes a urinary catheter, a drainage collection bag, and a connection member connected between the urinary catheter and the drainage collection bag. The connection member houses a valve element formed from a sheet of material and projecting a coherent plane. The valve element defines a... Agent: Coloplast A/s Attention: Corporate Patents

20110034908 - Device for actively removing a target component from blood or lymph of a vertebrate subject: Devices, systems, and methods are disclosed herein for modulating the levels of one or more target components in the blood and/or lymph of a vertebrate subject for treatment of a disease or condition in the vertebrate subject. An implantable device is provided which includes a body defining at least one... Agent: The Invention Science Fund Clarence T. Tegreene

20110034909 - Safety limits for closed-loop infusion pump control: A system and process for providing safety limits on the delivery of an infusion formulation by an infusion pump system in response to a sensed biological state. The safety limits may comprise user-initiated event signals corresponding to events that may significantly affect the biological state. The safety limits may further... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

  
02/03/2011 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20110028882 - medical apparatus: A medical apparatus comprises a machine (2) for treatment of fluids provided with means (3) for treating a patient's blood which exhibits a control unit (4) for sending command signals and receiving information relating to the treatment under way on the patient. The machine further comprises an internet web server... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20110028881 - Medical apparatus comprising a machine for treatment of fluids: A medical apparatus comprises a machine for treatment of fluids provided with means (3) for treating a patient's blood which exhibit a control unit (4) for sending command signals and receiving information relating to the treatment under way on the patient. A remote unit (7) is included which enable the... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20110028883 - Glaucoma treatment device: Methods and devices are adapted for implanting into the eye. An incision is formed in the cornea of the eye and a shunt is inserted through the incision into the anterior chamber of the eye. The shunt includes a fluid passageway. The shunt is passed along a pathway from the... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c

20110028884 - Ocular pressure regulation: Disclosed are devices and methods of treating an ocular disorder including forming a self-sealing incision in a cornea into an anterior chamber of an eye; introducing through the incision a fluid drainage tube having a distal end, a proximal end and a longitudinal, internal lumen extending through the fluid drainage... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c

20110028885 - Method of providing care to a patient: The present invention is directed to a system and method for providing care to a patient, comprising a patient care device having a number of configuration databases stored in a memory in the device. Each configuration database preferably includes protocols, operating limits, rule sets and/or operating features that collectively define... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20110028886 - Catheter: An apparatus for treatment of tissue within a body requiring thermotherapy includes a catheter to be inserted into a bodily conduit, an energy-emitting source disposed within the catheter, a compression balloon surrounding the energy-emitting source where the compression balloon has an inflated diameter that is greater than that of the... Agent: Brown Rudnick LLP

20110028887 - Water jet surgical instrument: A water jet surgical instrument including a supply line for supplying a cutting fluid and a discharge nozzle for forming and discharging a fluid jet, wherein the fluid jet has a predetermined spread angle and/or a predetermined emergence energy. A jet shaping device is arranged relative to the discharge nozzle... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20110028888 - Cover for gas mist pressure bath: The invention is to provide a cover for a gas mist pressure bath, which can cause to efficiently absorb a gas mist into a skin and mucous membrane of a living-body, exhaust air, gas or gas mist within a cover for a gas mist pressure bath, and easily control pressure... Agent: Kanesaka Berner And Partners LLP

20110028889 - Gas mist pressure bath system: The invention is to provide a gas mist pressure bath system, which is possible to control the amount of gas and liquid, pressure and others, and cause a gas mist to be absorbed through a skin and mucous membrane of a human living-body under an optimum condition, in which a... Agent: Kanesaka Berner And Partners LLP

20110028890 - Insufflation gas warmer and humidifier: An insufflation gas warmer and humidifier apparatus and methods are provided. Insufflation gas is received from a bulky insufflation tubing. Insufflation gas received travels through, in one aspect, a channel or winding flow path, in a passage. The configuration of the passage ensures that the insufflation gas, which travels through... Agent: Applied Medical Resources Corporation

20110028891 - Single port device having integral filter/vent: A laparoscopic port device includes a compliant port body having a distal and proximal end having a lumen extending therethrough. The lumen has a filtering agent configured to retain or treat particulate contaminates present in insufflation gases. The laparoscopic port device further includes a valve operatively connected with the lumen... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp D/b/a Covidien

20110028892 - Peritoneal dialysis system having cassette-based-pressure-controlled pumping: A peritoneal dialysis system includes a removable cassette defining a flexible pump chamber and a pressure sensing area that is fluidly connected to the pump chamber wherein, during operation of the peritoneal dialysis system, peritoneal dialysis fluid is contained in the pump chamber; and a peritoneal dialysis machine configured to... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20110028893 - Connector device: An adapter for use in connecting a vacuum source with a breast shield is disclosed including a housing with at least one female coupling component formed therein, at least one male coupling component that is adapted to attach to a tube at one end for conveying pressure from the vacuum... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

20110028894 - Remotely controlled catheter insertion system: A system for remotely controlling the positioning within the body of a patient of an elongated medical device optionally having a control handle, comprises a robotic system and a remote controller configured to control the robotic device. The robotic system comprises a handle controller; a sled member coupled to the... Agent: The Marbury Law Group, PLLC

20110028896 - Feeding device including balloon tip and method of manufacture: A feeding tube device for delivering a substance into a stomach of a patient. The feeding tube may include an overlapping segment integrally formed with and extending from the distal end of the feeding tube, and an inflation lumen defined within the feeding tube. The overlapping segment may surround at... Agent: Rutan & Tucker, LLP.

20110028895 - Fluid injectable single operator exchange catheters and methods of use: A single operator exchange biliary catheter having a tubular member extending proximally from the proximal guidewire port. The tubular member defines a guidewire lumen extension adapted to permit the guidewire to be retracted from guidewire lumen and re-inserted therein. By retracting the guidewire from the guidewire lumen and into the... Agent: Seager, Tufte & Wickhem, LLC

20110028899 - Anti-free flow mechanism for enteral feeding pumps: An anti-free-flow mechanism includes an occluder mechanism which is disposed along a segment of tubing and a mounting structure. The occluder mechanism is normally in a biased closed position, but may be moved into an open position by placement in the mounting structure. However, unless force is applied to keep... Agent: BatemanIPLaw Group

20110028898 - Dissection handpiece and method for reducing the appearance of cellulite: A dermatological skin treatment device is provided. The device comprises a handpiece and a cutting tool, wherein the tool is inserted through the conduit and percutaneously inserted into a tissue disposed within a recessed area of the handpiece. The device and method cut the fibrous structures under the skin that... Agent: Fulwider Patton LLP

20110028900 - Infusion device for infusing multiple medicaments at different speeds: An infusion device includes a pump forming front and rear chambers for receiving medicaments therein. The medicaments supplied from the two chambers are respectively transmitted into an elastic reservoir forming first and second lumens through first and second passageways. Then, the medicaments are infused into a person through a catheter... Agent: Kirton And Mcconkie

20110028897 - Infusion pump: An infusion pump for administering controlled doses of a fluid comprises: a receptacle (2) for storing the fluid (6), the receptacle having an outlet (8) for dispensing the fluid; a plunger (12); a propulsion mechanism (14) which urges the plunger (12) in a direction to pressurise the fluid (6) and... Agent: Holland & Hart, LLP

20110028901 - Medication delivery system and monitor: Systems and methods for the delivery and monitoring of a medication, such as insulin, to a recipient are provided. An exemplary feature-rich system comprises an infusion pump with a control system for controlling medication delivery by the infusion pump and a bolus estimator for estimating an appropriate amount of medication... Agent: Gates & Cooper LLP Howard Hughes Center

20110028902 - System and method for pumping intravenous fluid: An intravenous fluid pump (IV) contains a disposable part including a fluid chamber having a resilient top membrane and a non-disposable part including a piston abutting a resilient membrane and a vacuum chamber fitted on top of the resilient top membrane. An external pump is used to create vacuum in... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20110028903 - Bone void filling tube and shear mechanism: Apparatus and methods for delivering a clotted biological component (such as blood, autologous conditioned plasma (ACP), platelet-rich plasma (PRP), bone marrow aspirate (BMA), demineralized bone matrix, anticoagulants and/or clotting agents, or combination of these materials) into a tissue void (for example, a bone void such as a bone tunnel, socket,... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20110028904 - Stylet and catheter set: A stylet is provided which makes it possible to improve the handling of a catheter while also facilitating insertion of the catheter. A catheter set having such a stylet is also provided. A stylet with a hole and a stylet without a hole include, respectively: a stylet main body; an... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20110028905 - Preparation for body surface application and preparation for body surface application-holding sheet: It is an objective to provide a microneedle and a microneedle array formed from a self-dissolving base which can realize higher absorption efficiency and a higher pharmacological availability. A preparation 1 for body surface application has two sections divided in the insertion direction, namely, an acral portion 5 and a... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20110028906 - Administration instrument for medical use: With a structure in which an injection button (3) is pressed at an angle that is not parallel to the needle with respect to a direction in which the needle (4) is inserted into the skin, it is possible to prevent the force of pressing the injection button from being... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20110028907 - Label, use of a raised structural feature, injection device, and method for producing a label: The invention relates to a label, to the use of a raised structural feature, to an injection device, and to a method for producing a label. The label (10) comprises a flexible support layer (12) which, on one face (18), is provided at least partially with at least one raised... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.C.

20110028908 - System for processing cells and container for use therewith: A system for processing cells (and/or other injectate components) includes a container and a plunger adapted to be slidably positioned within the container. The system includes at least one inlet port through which a fluid can enter the system and at least one effluent port through which an effluent can... Agent: Medrad Patents & Trademarks

20110028909 - Medical device assembly: Medical device assemblies having a connection mechanism for securely connecting a hub to fluid storage containers in a luer slip relationship are described. An exemplary medical device includes a hub forming a cavity, a second indicating element disposed within the cavity that engages the hub. Additional features of the medical... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20110028910 - Injection device: Disclosed is an injection device comprising parts, the relative movement of which causes the active substance to be injected. For this purpose, a receptacle (103, 203), into and in which a carpule/syringe can be inserted and mounted, is retained in a housing (101, 201), the receptacle (103, 203) can be... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, PLLC

20110028911 - Pen-type injector: The present invention relates to injectors, such as pen-type injectors, that provide for administration of medicinal products from a multidose cartridge and permit a user to set the delivery dose. The injector may include a housing, a cartridge containing medicinal product, the cartridge being retained within the housing, means for... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

20110028912 - Method to formulate t-cells: A method for formulating T-cells for use as a medicant comprises activating the T-cells by incubating the T-cells in a nutrient culture media with an activating agent. The T-cells together with the activating agent are suspended in a media suitable for infusion. The activated T-cells are packaged together with the... Agent: Z. Peter Sawicki Westman, Champlin & Kelly, P.A.

20110028913 - Gasket, and its utilization: The present invention is intended to provide a gasket which is able to be mounted on a plunger with a loosening preventing mechanism and, more specifically, a gasket including loosening preventing means provided for the plunger having a mechanism configured to prevent a joint portion between the plunger and the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20110028914 - Collapsible valve: A collapsible valve comprising a first portion with at least one dimple in a side thereof, and a second portion, the second portion being narrower than the first portion and arranged along an axial dimension of the first portion, the second portion including a cut therein.... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.l.p

20110028915 - Medical valve with improved back-pressure sealing: A medical valve transitions between an open mode that permits fluid flow, and a closed mode that prevents fluid flow. To that end, the medical valve has a housing with an inlet and an outlet, a rigid member movably mounted within the housing, and a resilient member with a sealing... Agent: Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP

20110028916 - Huber needle with safety tube: A Huber needle assembly includes a needle, a safety tube substantially around at least a portion of the needle, and a skin plate at one end of the safety tube. The safety tube is adapted to irretractably extend over the needle.... Agent: Bruce D. George, Esquire Blank Rome LLP

20110028917 - Wound management: A method and apparatus are disclosed for delivering at least one agent to a wound site. The method includes the steps of providing a delivery tube having an outlet at a wound site, covering the wound site with a drape and introducing agent at an agent inlet port of the... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20110028919 - device for treatment of wounds and a method for manufacturing of wound pads: The wound pad consist of an open-cell polyurethane foam which is fully impregnated with a soft hydrophobic silicone gel, and that the foam has a hardness of 1.0-6.0 kPa measured according to ISO 3386-1 at 40% compression. The invention also concerns such a wound pad to be used with an... Agent: Ballard Spahr LLP

20110028920 - Device for tratment of wound using reduced pressure: A third material with high liquid spreading capability is arranged around at least a major part of the first material, and said second material is in the form of at least one layer arranged outside the third material and separated from the first material by said third material.... Agent: Ballard Spahr LLP

20110028918 - Wound dressing: A method and apparatus are disclosed for dressing a wound. The apparatus comprises an absorbent layer for absorbing wound exudate, a liquid impermeable, gas permeable filter layer over the absorbent layer, a cover layer comprising at least one orifice and a first liquid and gas permeable transmission layer underlying the... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20110028921 - Portable wound therapy apparatus and method: Methods and apparatuses are disclosed for providing topical negative pressure to a wound. One such apparatus comprises a waste canister for collecting and holding wound exudate and at least one pump arranged to urge wound exudate along a flow path from the wound to the waste canister. The pump can... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20110028922 - Female external incontinence device: A female external incontinence device includes a housing formed of a soft, pliable, membranous, elastomeric material defining a flange for adhesive securement to the intralabial parameatal surface to create a parameatal seal around the urethral meatus, a urine collection channel and an outlet tube and an applicator having a tray... Agent: Epstein & Gerken

20110028923 - Drainable ostomy pouch: A drainable ostomy pouch includes a collection portion and a drain chute extending from the collection portion having a discharge opening for permitting emptying of contents from the pouch. The drain chute is foldable between an open condition in which the drain chute is extended from the collection portion, and... Agent: Convatec Inc.

20110028924 - Drainable ostomy pouch: A drainable ostomy pouch includes a collection portion and a drain chute portion extending from the collection portion and having a discharge opening for permitting emptying of contents from the pouch. The drain chute is foldable between an open condition in which the drain chute portion is extended from the... Agent: Convatec Inc.

20110028926 - Diaper rash prevention apparatus: A diaper rash prevention apparatus includes a single layer enclosure with a flangeless aperture adapted for being placed in direct contact with the skin surrounding the anus for the purpose of directing fecal matter into the single layer enclosure. An adhesive may be disposed about the flangeless aperture to maintain... Agent: Joshua D. Isenberg Jdi Patent

20110028925 - Method of reducing urine odor and article functioning to reduce urine odor: The object of the present invention is to provide a method of reducing the odor of urine; and an article functioning to reduce the odor of urine. The present invention relates to the method comprising using a compound(s) reactive with aldehydes to thereby reduce the urine odor. Moreover, the present... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20110028927 - Absorbent articles with adhesive portion and protrusions: Absorbent articles for personal hygiene comprising an adhesive portion, protrusions, separate from the adhesive portion and folding lines configured so that the article can be folded along the folding lines so that the adhesive portion comes in contact with the protrusions. The articles of the present invention can be packaged... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20110028928 - Absorber forming crossbridge upon absorbing: The absorbent comprises a polysaccharide that causes a gelation reaction in the presence of a polyvalent metal ion and a source of the polyvalent ion, in which the polyvalent ion is supplied simultaneously with or after dissolution and swelling of the polysaccharide. The absorptive article containing the absorbent can achieve... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/ann Arbor

20110028929 - Absorbent products with beneficial indicia: A system for visually identifying the performance level of feminine care pads comprises a first feminine care pad and a second feminine care pad, each having a body-facing surface, a garment-facing surface, and a printed pattern that is visible to a user on at least one of the body-facing surface... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc. Tara Pohlkotte

20110028930 - Surgical instrument for operations on the spinal column: A surgical kit for operations on the spinal column includes a surgical instrument having a handle body, the handle body having a substantially flat portion blended with the body, wherein the substantially flat portion is shaped to urge the gauze for draining a wound.... Agent: Themis Law

20110028931 - Individually packaged absorbent article assembly: An individually packaged absorbent article assembly including a tri-folded absorbent article having two end portions and an intermediate portion, and a pouch containing the tri-folded absorbent article, the pouch be structured and arranged to enable a user to selectively open the pouch to thereby expose a garment-facing surface of the... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20110028932 - Individually packaged absorbent article assembly: An individually packaged absorbent article assembly including a tri-folded absorbent article having two end portions and an intermediate portion, and a pouch containing the tri-folded absorbent article, the pouch being structured and arranged to enable a user to selectively open the pouch to thereby expose a garment-facing surface of the... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20110028933 - Method of packaging an absorbent article and attaching the absorbent article to an undergarment: A method of individually packaging an absorbent article and attaching the absorbent article to an undergarment including the steps of providing a tri-folded absorbent article having two end portions and an intermediate portion, providing a pouch containing the tri-folded absorbent article, opening the pouch to thereby expose a garment-facing surface... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20110028934 - Surgical packing devices: Devices and methods are disclosed for achieving hemostasis in patients who have received skin-penetrating wounds to the body in regions such as the shoulder, pelvis, neck, or groin, where standard bandages are difficult to apply and where large blood vessels exist which can hemorrhage severely. Such haemostatic packing devices and... Agent: Jay A. Lenker

20110028935 - Method of packaging an absorbent article and attaching the absorbent article to an undergarment: A method of individually packaging an absorbent article and attaching the absorbent article to an undergarment including the steps of providing a tri-folded absorbent article having two end portions and an intermediate portion, providing a pouch containing the tri-folded absorbent article, opening the pouch to thereby expose a garment-facing surface... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20110028936 - Two bar stitch bonded loop fastener for diaper and related method: A tear away diaper fastening system including a segment of loop material having a plurality of outwardly projecting loop elements adapted to engage cooperating hooking elements in juxtaposed contacting relation. The loop material includes a composite sheet of stitch bonded construction including a polymer film substrate layer. A first plurality... Agent: J. M. Robertson, LLC

20110028937 - Automated fluid flow control system: A system for controlled delivery of medicinal fluid includes a fluid pathway assembly defining a fluid pathway and including means for calculating a first calculated fluid flow rate using gas laws. The fluid pathway assembly has an inline flow sensor element received within the fluid pathway movable in response to... Agent: Scott C. Rand, Esq. Mclane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton, Pa

20110028938 - Methods and devices for treatment of migraines: Methods for treating a migraine by cooling a patient's nasopharyngeal cavity are described. In one method, a cooling assembly is inserted into a nasal cavity through a patient's nostril. The cooling assembly includes a flexible balloon defining a chamber and a first elongate tubular member having a lumen in fluid... Agent: O''melveny & Myers LLP Ip&t Calendar Department La-13-a7

20110028939 - Tip end assembly: A tip end assembly (10) for a surgical aspirator tip (14) is provided. The surgical aspirator tip (14) includes a cannula (18) with a distal end opening (24), wherein the cannula (18) extends from and is in fluid flow communication with a hollow handle (22) configured to be placed into... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC

20110028940 - Co-extruded polymers of polyamide and poly-tetrafluoro-ethylene (ptfe) in medical devices: The present invention refers to medical devices comprising co-extruded polymers of polyamide and poly-tetrafluoro-ethylene (PTFE), especially to tubings, used for constructing catheters like balloon catheters, especially like the inner member (forming the guide wire lumen) of catheters.... Agent: Workman Nydegger

20110028941 - Linear object manipulation control device for controlling manipulation of linear object by operator: A master includes an externally operated manipulation unit. The master transmits, upon detection of an amount of operation of a catheter and a delivery wire by the manipulation unit, the detected amount of operation to a slave. The slave includes an actuator applying a force in a longitudinal axial direction... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20110028942 - Catheter connector: To even out the contact pressure acting on a catheter when the catheter is fastened and fixed with a packing of a connector. When body-pressing surfaces of A and B members at which a body of the packing is to be pressed come into contact with the body of the... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20110028944 - Female urination pants: A female urination pants includes a pants body which has an upper opening defined in a top thereof. The pants body has two leg openings defined therein. A crotch portion is formed between the two leg openings. The crotch portion has a receiving hole defined therein. A tubular urine guiding... Agent: Chien-hui Su

20110028943 - Synthetic polyisoprene foley catheter: An indwelling urinary drainage catheter (12, 110) includes synthetic polyisoprene rubber (SPIR). Advantageously, the SPIR catheter can meet the tensile and resiliency requirements of Foley applications while avoiding the risk of allergic reactions in sensitive patients. The SPIR comprises an accelerator system that uses a carbamate as the only accelerator,... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20110028945 - Device including altered microorganisms, and methods and systems of use: Devices, methods, and systems are described for administration to at least one biological tissue of at least one device including at least one altered microorganism. In an embodiment, the altered microorganism includes at least one nucleic acid construct encoding at least one therapeutic agent.... Agent: The Invention Science Fund Clarence T. Tegreene

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