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Surgery April category listing, related patent applications 04/11

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04/28/2011 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications

20110098623 - Device and method of using superparamagnetic nanoparticles in treatment and removal of cells: Methods and devices for selectively removing from a subject a target cell, pathogen, or virus expressing a binding partner on its surface are presented. In one embodiment, the device contains an excorporeal circuit, which includes, at least, a magnetic filter comprising a magnet and a removable, magnetizable substrate capable of... Agent: Georgia Tech Research Corporation

20110098624 - Method and apparatus for treating renal disease with hemodialysis utilizing pulsatile pump: A method of removing toxins from blood from a patient in need of such toxin removal includes: providing a countercurrent dialysis filter (20) having a blood compartment and a dialysate compartment separated from the blood compartment by a semi-permeable membrane; conveying blood from the patient through the blood compartment of... Agent:

20110098625 - Hemodialysis or hemo(dia)filtration apparatus and a method for controlling a hemodialysis or hemo(dia)filtration apparatus: In a hemodiafiltration apparatus, a control and command unit (11) halts a replacement fluid supply pump (8) and contemporaneously modifies the control mode of a blood pump (1) passing from a control based on the pump velocity to a control based on the blood pressure measured by a sensor (12)... Agent: Gambro Lundia Ab

20110098626 - Blood reservoir: A cardiotomy section (2) includes a filter (10) and a defoamer (20) arranged inside the filter. A lower end (11a) of the filter is sealed or folded in an approximately straight line or in a curve, and the defoamer is annularly arranged along the inner peripheral surface of the filter,... Agent: Jms Co., Ltd.

20110098627 - C-shaped cross section tubular ophthalmic implant for reduction of intraocular pressure in glaucomatous eyes and method of use: An implant may be used for implantation into tissue of a body. The implant includes an elongated conduit and a loop. The elongated conduit has an interior passageway for conducting fluid. The loop has an interior circumference with a fluid conducting channel formed therein. The channel is interconnected with the... Agent: Aqueous Biomedical, Inc.

20110098629 - 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:

20110098628 - Internal and external disc shunts alleviate back pain: Shunt coils are formed and spiraled over the distal shaft of a twistable needle, then deployed into the nucleus of a degenerated disc by a sliding sleeve. The coils serve as an internal shunt, drawing nutrients, oxygen and buffering solute from the superior and inferior diffusion zones to neutralize lactic... Agent:

20110098630 - Methods and devices for anchoring a gastroenterologic sleeve: A gastroenterologic sleeve is anchored within the digestive tract, without tissue-puncturing mechanisms, by providing anchoring mechanisms that utilize the inherent shape of the stomach to prevent sleeve migration. In at least two embodiments, the anchoring mechanism expands to conform to the interior stomach walls. In other embodiments, internal pessary rings... Agent:

20110098631 - Medical devices for treating urological and uterine conditions: The present invention relates to implantable or insertable medical devices that treat uterine and urological conditions that cause chronic pelvic pain and other symptoms. In another aspect, the present invention relates to methods of manufacturing such implantable or insertable medical devices.... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20110098632 - Device delivering medicines by transpalpebral electrophoresis: The invention concerns a device for ocular application of an active principle (1) comprising a main electrode (2) including an insulating layer, an adhesive layer designed to bind the insulating layer to a conductive layer, characterized in that the main electrode comprises a zone (21, 22) designed to be urged... Agent: Eyegate Pharma S.a.s

20110098634 - Topical anesthetic and antiseptic dispensing device: Embodiments of the present invention provide a topical anesthetic and antiseptic dispensing device article of manufacture. In an embodiment of the invention, the article of manufacture includes a penetrating instrument including an elongated body with first and second distal end such that at least one of the distal ends includes... Agent:

20110098633 - Ultrasonic tip for sinus membrane elevation: Method for lifting a sinus membrane located between a sinus and a maxilla that involves the drilling of a hole of a given diameter in the maxilla reaching the sinus membrane, and includes introducing in the hole an ultrasonic tip having a distal part including a ring-shaped part of increasing... Agent:

20110098635 - Fluid flow occluder and methods of use for medical treatment systems: An occluder (147), and methods for occlusion, that employs first and second opposed occluding members (165) associated with each other, a tube contacting member (161) connected to, or comprising at least a portion of, at least one of the first and second occluding members, and a force actuator (166) constructed... Agent: Deka Research & Development

20110098636 - Electromechanical assembly for treating the urinary system: The invention relates to an electromechanical assembly for treating the urinary system, comprising a urethrovesical probe for extracting material and/or administering substances inside the urinary system. The invention includes: pumping means connected to the urethrovesical probe, said pumping means being associated with a programming and timing device which controls the... Agent:

20110098637 - Method and system for configuring an insulin infusion device: A method of configuring an insulin infusion device includes receiving body weight information of a patient or total daily dose (TDD) information of the patient. The insulin infusion device is programmed for operation based on the received information and default rules.... Agent: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.

20110098638 - Sensor-augmented medication infusion system: A sensor-augmented medication infusion system includes a sensor attached to a body of a user to detect an analyte level of the user. An infusion device is adapted to be carried by the user that includes a drive mechanism operatively coupled to a reservoir containing a fluid to infuse the... Agent: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.

20110098639 - Milk extraction device: A milk extraction device including at least one extraction part with an intermediate piece that is, or can be, detachably fastened on the opening of a receptacle and that is linked with a breast piece in a vacuum-tight manner so as to exert a sucking effect on the breast. The... Agent:

20110098640 - Visual indication of rupture of drug reservoir: The present disclosure relates to methods for visualizing the opening of a drug reservoir of an implantable medical device. In particular, the present disclosure provides methods for observing the release or exposure of contents from a drug reservoir of a medical device placed within the vitreous of an eye of... Agent:

20110098641 - Disposable injection device: An injection device is provided. The device includes a housing having a first end defining a first opening. A plunger is received within the first opening of the housing to move between first and second positions. A cartridge is disposed in the housing and has an interior serving as a... Agent: Becton, Dickinson And Company

20110098642 - Intravenous fluid warming system: A fluid warming device includes axially or longitudinally slidable covers that retain a removable heat exchange body in a housing in heat exchange communication with a heater assembly while allowing flow through the heat exchange body to be observed. In another aspect, a fluid warming system increases or decreases power... Agent: General Electric Company

20110098644 - Covered suction device: A suction device which can protected before and after use. The suction device includes an elongated suction tube having a suction tip at one end. A retractable, protective sheath is connected to the tube and extends over the exposed length of the suction tube. A tip protector extends from the... Agent: Sage Products, Inc.

20110098643 - Electrochemical actuator: The present invention provides systems, devices, and related methods, involving electrochemical actuation. In some cases, application of a voltage or current to a system or device of the invention may generate a volumetric or dimensional change, which may produce mechanical work. For example, at least a portion of the system... Agent: Massachusetts Institute Of Technology

20110098645 - Fluid delivery apparatus with bellows reservoir: A compact fluid dispenser for use in controllably dispensing fluid medicaments, such as, antibiotics, analgesics, and like medicinal agents from the device reservoir which is provided in the form of a novel bellows type assembly. The fluid dispenser includes a unique stored energy mechanism which takes the form of a... Agent:

20110098646 - Universally applicable, optimized perfusion system: The invention relates to a method of establishing and optimizing, in a perfusion system with two independently regulatable pumps, at least two independently regulatable circulations which are interconnected via at least two junction points and contain substantially the same fluid, in particular blood, blood plasma or electrolyte solutions. The perfusion... Agent:

20110098647 - Auto-injector with filling means: An injection device comprises a housing adapted to receive a fluid container having a discharge nozzle and a dispensing piston moveable in the fluid container to expel the contents of the fluid container out of the discharge nozzle. A drive is adapted on activation to act on the fluid container... Agent:

20110098648 - Medical guide wire, a method of making the same, an assembly of microcatheter and guiding catheter combined with the medical guide wire: In a medical guide wire 1, a flexible core wire 2 is made of austenitic stainless steel wire treated with a solid solution procedure, and tightly drawn with a whole cross sectional reduction ratio as 90%-99%. Upon forming a head plug 41 at a distal end 21 by welding a... Agent:

20110098649 - Introducer sheath assembly with hub: A tearaway introducer sheath assembly (10) for use in implantation of a catheter into a patient, having an elongated polytetrafluoroethylene sheath tube (12) and a proximal polyethylene hub component (16). The hub comprises two halves (22) insert molded about the sheath tube proximal end and joined to each other by... Agent: Medical Components, Inc.

20110098650 - Method for manipulating an adjustable shape guide catheter: A catheter assembly for cannulating an ostium of a coronary sinus of a heart comprises an outer catheter member and an inner catheter member. The outer catheter member has a distal end portion including a deflectable distal end and a lumen extending through the deflectable distal end, wherein the distal... Agent:

20110098651 - Dissolvable microneedle arrays for transdermal delivery to human skin: A method of forming a microneedle array can include forming a sheet of material having a plurality of layers and micromilling the sheet of material to form a microneedle array. At least one of the plurality of layers can include a bioactive component, and the microneedle array can include a... Agent: University Of Pittsburgh- Of The Commonwealth System Of Higher Education, & Carnegie Mellon Univ

20110098653 - Connector system for a proximally trimmable catheter: A catheter connector system for a subcutaneously placed catheter and method of attaching a catheter to extracorporeal medical equipment. The catheter connector system and method enables proximal trimming of the placed catheter and facilitates precise positioning of both distal and proximal ends of a catheter. The method includes sliding a... Agent: C. R. Bard, Inc.

20110098652 - Moulded connection between cannula and delivery part: The invention relates to a fluid connection (60) having at least a first and a second opening (13, 12), i.e. an inlet and an outlet, where the first opening (13) forms a fluid connection to a medication supply (6) or the like and the second opening (12) forms a fluid... Agent: Unomedical A/s

20110098654 - Anchoring and protective intravenous shield: An anchoring protection device for covering and protecting an intravenous access site comprises an intravenous compartment hub portion, coupled to a U-shaped portion coupled to a straight tubing portion. The combination of the compartment hub portion, U-shaped portion and straight tubing portion allows for an area where the intravenous catheter,... Agent:

20110098655 - Automatic injection device with trigger lock: An injection device comprises a housing adapted to receive a syringe having a discharge nozzle, the syringe being moveable in the housing on actuation of the injection device along a longitudinal axis from a retracted position in which the discharge nozzle is contained within the housing and an extended position... Agent:

20110098656 - Auto-injection device with needle protecting cap having outer and inner sleeves: An injection device 110 is described having a housing 112 that receives a syringe 114 having a sealed boot 123 that covers its needle 118. The syringe 114 is biased by a return spring 126 from an extended position in which the needle 118 extends from the housing 112 through... Agent:

20110098657 - Reusable auto-injector: An injection device comprises a first sub-assembly. The first sub-assembly comprises a chamber for holding a fluid. The chamber comprises an inner surface and an exit aperture. The first sub-assembly comprises a stopper movably disposed within the chamber and having an outer surface substantially in contact with the inner surface... Agent:

20110098658 - Injection device having mode defining elements: An injection device (1) for injecting predetermined doses of liquid drug is disclosed. The injection device (1) comprises a dose setting mechanism and an injection mechanism. A torsion spring (12) is connected to the dose setting mechanism and to the injection mechanism in such a manner that energy is stored... Agent: Novo Nordisk A/s

20110098659 - Devices and methods for minimally invasive access to sinuses and treatment of sinusitis: The present invention provides minimally invasive devices and methods for accessing the sinuses and their surrounding structures for surgery and other treatments. The anterior ethmoid and maxillary sinuses are accessed and treated under minimal anesthesia with little or no postoperative limitation of activity or adverse symptoms. Direct visual verification of... Agent:

20110098660 - Enteral feeding tube having unclogging lumen: An enteral feeding device and methods of using such device to unclog a feeding tube are described herein, wherein the device includes a first tube having a distal end and a proximal end. The first tube defines a feeding lumen that extends longitudinally through at least a portion of the... Agent:

20110098661 - Flow controller: A device for controlling the rate of flow of a liquid in a flexible tube comprising two opposed surfaces between which the tube is received in use wherein the surfaces are elongated in the direction of flow of the liquid in the tube and are either parallel to one another... Agent:

20110098663 - Implantable port with a pivotably coupled stem: An implantable port includes a body with a reservoir in the body, a tunnel extending from the reservoir to an outer surface of the body, a pivoting coupling connected to the body near the tunnel on the outer surface, and a stem connected to the pivoting coupling.... Agent: Medical Components, Inc.

20110098662 - Multi-port assembly: A multi-port assembly includes a base with a surface, a port receiving area on the surface, and a port coupling connected to the base. The port receiving area is adapted to receive a mating surface of a port, and the port coupling is adapted to mate the port to the... Agent: Medical Components, Inc.

20110098664 - Eye dropper alignment apparatus and method for using same: The present application discloses a new and novel system and apparatus for improving the accuracy with which a person may apply eye drops to their own eye. The apparatus holds a bottle of eye drops at a fixed and certain distance above the eye, beside the nose, and below the... Agent:

20110098665 - Ostomy collecting device: An ostomy collecting device for attachment to the body comprising a collecting pouch and an adhesive wafer, the wafer comprises a soft adhesive layer and a backing layer wherein the wafer is more stretchable in a first direction than in a second direction. The anisotropic nature of the wafer facilitates... Agent:

20110098666 - Absorbent article: An absorbent article is improved to restrict a possibility that through-hole(s) formed in a separate sheet might have width dimension(s) narrowed as the separate sheet is spaced from a liquid-absorbent structure. The absorbent includes first front and rear elasticized regions outside of opposite lateral regions as viewed in a transverse... Agent: Uni-charm Corporation

20110098668 - Disposable absorbent garments employing elastomeric film laminate body panels: In one embodiment, a disposable absorbent garment includes a unitary outer cover layer and first and second side seams which extend from a waist opening to a pair of leg openings. The garment includes elastomeric front and back body panels superposed on and attached to the front and back regions... Agent:

20110098667 - Incontinence garment: An incontinence garment comprising: a waistband; a front portion attached to the waistband, wherein the front portion has at least a first securing member disposed thereon; a back portion attached to the waistband in a position opposite to the front portion, wherein the back portion has at least a second... Agent: Dollface Designs, LLC

20110098669 - Intravenous spike holder for easier penetration of sealed intravenous bag:

20110098670 - Fluid transfer assembly: A fluid transfer assembly comprises means for connection to a syringe and means for receiving a vial having a closure element. The receiving means is adapted to engage and open the closure element and permit fluid in the vial to be transferred to the syringe from the vial, for example... Agent:

20110098672 - Balloon catheter and methods for pericardiocentesis and percutaneous pericardiotomy: The present subject matter describes a balloon catheter and methods of using the balloon catheter. The balloon catheter is particularly useful for pericardiocentesis and percutaneous pericardiotomy.... Agent: Cedars-sinai Medical Center

20110098673 - Fluid flow control system having capillary fluid flow restrictor: A fluid flow rate control system and method comprises a capillary tube having a proximal end that projects into a chamber with a cross-sectional area that is larger than or equal to the fluid supply tube's cross-sectional area. The inner cross-sectional area of the capillary tube is configured less than... Agent: Carefusion 303, Inc.

20110098671 - Over-the-wire balloon catheter for efficient targeted cell delivery: A method for delivering a therapeutic substance to a treatment site within a body lumen includes advancing a balloon catheter to the treatment site. A balloon of the balloon catheter is inflated and while the balloon is inflated, a primer that coats the treatment site and attracts the therapeutic substance... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.

20110098674 - Method and system for programming an infusion device: A method of programming an infusion device includes receiving an infusion rate for a time period, wherein the time period overlaps with a predefined start of a predefined period of the infusion device. The time period is converted into (1) a first converted time period extending from a start of... Agent: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.

20110098675 - Device for injecting a solid: A device (100) for injecting a solid (500) into a human or animal body comprises a syringe body (300) with a first tubular interior for receiving the solid (500), a retaining device for retaining the solid (500) in the syringe body (300), and a needle (200) with a second tubular... Agent: Forteq Nidau Ag

20110098676 - Systems and methods for delivering drugs: A patch pump device generally includes at least one fluid source, a fluid communicator, and an electrochemical actuator. The fluid communicator is in fluid communication with the fluid source. The electrochemical actuator is operative to cause fluid to be delivered from the fluid source into the fluid communicator.... Agent:

20110098677 - Functionalization of micro- and nano-particles for selective attachment to calcium biomineral surfaces: A seven-carbon fatty acid or derivative thereof has been identified as an excellent energy source for humans or human infants. A nutritional supplement suitable for humans or human infants comprising a seven carbon fatty acid chain compound or derivative thereof can be used to increase energy production derived from fatty... Agent: Baylor Research Institute

20110098678 - Manipulators employing multiple deformable elongate members: A manipulator is configured with a set of substantially concentric, elongate members configured such that relative rotation and translation of the elongate members adjusts both the spatial position and orientation of the distal end of the manipulator and the spatial positioning of the manipulator along its length. In one arrangement,... Agent: Trustees Of Boston University

20110098679 - Connection system for multi-lumen catheter: A catheter connection system and a method of connecting the catheter connection system to a catheter. The catheter connection system includes a hub assembly and a collar. The hub assembly includes a cannula extending from a distal end thereof, and a collet defining an inner surface spaced apart from the... Agent: C. R. Bard, Inc.

20110098680 - Pre-molded bifurcation insert: A catheter assembly including a coaxial catheter and insert, and method of making. The catheter assembly includes a coaxial catheter, an insert, and a hub. The coaxial catheter includes an inner lumen and an outer lumen. The insert includes first and second passageways, the first passageway defined from a first... Agent: C. R. Bard, Inc.

20110098681 - Directly insertable laparoscopic closure device, hemostasis and drain: A laparoscopic surgery close device used to close an entrance hole into a patient's abdomen with other embodiments that can function as a hemostasis device or as a drain device. An elongated stem with christmas-tree serrations (one way) has an inflatable balloon on a distal end and an anchor disk... Agent:

20110098683 - Balloon encapsulated catheter tip: This invention is generally related to catheters for insertion into a body cavity, duct or vessel, and more particularly to a tip or plug for a catheter. The catheter tip is constructed and arranged to form a seal on the end portion of the catheter tube, while a sleeve secured... Agent:

20110098684 - Catheter device for the control of liquid discharge from the urinary bladder by a user person: A catheter device for the control of liquid discharge from the urinary bladder, and its use, is described. The catheter device is an elongated flexible tube of elastic material having an inlet opening at a distal end thereof and one or more inflatable balloons secured about the tube spaced from... Agent:

20110098682 - Locking assembly for a drainage catheter: A drainage catheter includes an elongated tubular member, a locking assembly engaged with a proximal end of the tubular member, and a tension member for drawing a distal end of the tubular member into a desired configuration. The locking assembly includes a connector, a locking arm, and a locking mechanism.... Agent:

20110098685 - Methods for production and use of substance-loaded erythrocytes (s-ies) for observation and treatment of microvascular hemodynamics: Disclosed herein are methods, kits, and compositions for medical imaging relating to fluorescent dyes entrapped in erythrocytes. Also disclosed therein are methods, and compositions further comprising erythrocytes entrapping at least one therapeutically active agent, as well as methods for releasing the entrapped therapeutically active agent(s). Disclosed herein also are methods... Agent:

20110098686 - Reservoir device for intraocular drug delivery: A delivery device that allows for the sustained release of an agent, particularly useful for the sustained release of a therapeutic agent to limited access regions, such as the posterior chamber of the eye and inner ear. The delivery device is minimally invasive, refillable and may be easily fixed to... Agent: Johns Hopkins University

  
04/21/2011 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications

20110092875 - Degassing device: A device for degassing gas bubbles out of a liquid comprises a housing having a liquid inlet, a liquid outlet and a gas bubble outlet. The housing includes a spiral wall defining a spiral flow path for the liquid and a hydrophobic membrane above the spiral wall and between the... Agent: Gambro Lundia Ab

20110092876 - Chronic hemodialysis catheter with balloon: An indwelling catheter device and a method of treatment using the indwelling catheter device are provided. The indwelling catheter device includes an elongate shaft having a proximal portion, a distal portion, a first lumen extending longitudinally therethrough and an inflation lumen extending at least partially through the shaft. The distal... Agent: Wilson-cook Medical Inc.

20110092877 - Device and method for establishing an artificial arterio-venous fistula: A shunt rivet for implantation in the aorta and inferior vena cava to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and a method of treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.... Agent:

20110092878 - Ocular implant delivery system and methods thereof: Systems and methods for treating ocular disorders are disclosed. One system has a delivery instrument, with a non-linear axis, configured to be inserted into an anterior chamber of an eye and moved to a location proximate a physiologic outflow pathway of the eye. The delivery instrument carries an implant that... Agent: Glaukos Corporation

20110092879 - Bariatric device and method: A bariatric device and method of causing at least partial satiety includes a body that is adapted to be positioned at i) an abdominal portion of the esophagus and/or ii) a proximal cardiac portion of the stomach. The body has a wall defining a lumen. The wall is configured to... Agent: Bfkw,llc

20110092880 - Energetic modulation of nerves: A method of treatment includes delivering an agent into a patient, and providing energy inside the patient so that the energy can interact with the agent to treat a nerve. A system for treatment includes a source of agent for delivery into a patient, and an energy source for providing... Agent:

20110092881 - Iontophoretic device with contact sensor: The present application discloses an iontophoretic device with a contact electrode for detecting placement of the device and/or characteristics of the wearer's tissue.... Agent: Isis Biopolymer Inc.

20110092882 - Systems and methods for patient interactive neural stimulation and/or chemical substance delivery: Systems and methods for patient interactive neural stimulation and/or chemical substance delivery are disclosed. A method in accordance with one embodiment of the invention includes affecting a target neural population of the patient by providing to the patient at least one of an electromagnetic signal and a chemical substance. The... Agent:

20110092884 - Device for skin treatment: Disclosed herein is a device for skin treatment, which precisely transmits high-frequency energy to a target portion of skin tissue without causing a burn on the outer layer of the skin, thus artificially damaging the portion and inducing a wound curing reaction, therefore leading to the regeneration of skin and... Agent:

20110092883 - Transdermal drug administration apparatus and transdermal drug administration unit: According to one embodiment, a transdermal drug administration apparatus includes a first member having a protrusion on a facing surface opposed to a skin and a guide hole in the protrusion and a second member having a needle portion located in the guide hole and movable in a first direction... Agent:

20110092887 - Method for programming foot pedal settings and controlling performance through foot pedal variation: The present invention pertains to programming a foot pedal and switches located therewith that is used with a medical device and/or medical device system. A user may select any switch or directional movement available on the foot pedal for programming by activating the switch and/or moving a treadle located on... Agent: Abbott Medical Optics Inc.

20110092886 - Multiple frequency phacoemulsification needle driver: A system for performing an ocular surgical procedure is provided. The system includes a multiple frequency signal source, a configurable tuned output filter connected to the multiple frequency signal source, and a multiple frequency ultrasonic handpiece. The multiple frequency signal source operates at a first frequency and is configured to... Agent: Abbott Medical Optics Inc.

20110092885 - Phacoemulsification needle tip with bumps: A phacoemulsification needle has at least one grouping of surface protuberances formed on the tip inner surface, outer surface, or both. The protuberance groupings comprise three-dimensional protuberances of varying selected geometric shapes positioned proximate the lip of the phacoemulsification needle tip and provide surfaces to increase the efficacy of the... Agent:

20110092888 - Rotational alignment of fluid delivery device: A device configured for use in an ocular surgical procedure is provided. The device, such as a sleeve or a needle, includes a proximal portion, a distal portion including at least one fluid opening formed at a predetermined orientation, and at least one visual marking provided at the proximal portion... Agent: Abbott Medical Optics Inc.

20110092889 - Therapeutic device: A device for treating a passage in a body part, said device having a flexible elongate body comprising a leading segment that is inserted into an opening to the passage and passed therethrough until it exits the passage and a cleaning segment that follows the leading segment through the passage... Agent:

20110092890 - Microclimate management system: A microclimate management sheet, for placing against a person's body, includes a flexible generally fluid impermeable first layer, a flexible generally fluid impermeable second layer with a gas permeable region for facing a patient's body. The first layer is joined with the second layer in a manner to form a... Agent: Stryker Corporation

20110092892 - Body passage cleansing device: The present invention provides a body passage cleansing device suitable for being passed through an internal channel of an endoscope, comprising a distal plug having a proximal end and a distal end, wherein said plug comprises channels, apertures and/or nozzles which are capable of allowing the passage of a fluid... Agent: Jetprep Ltd.

20110092891 - Surgical cassette apparatus: A surgical cassette arrangement is provided. The arrangement includes a flow selector valve configured to operate with a handpiece to selectively irrigate and aspirate fluid with respect to an ocular region. The flow selector valve includes at least three ports, with one port fluidly connectable to the handpiece. The arrangement... Agent: Abbott Medical Optics Inc.

20110092895 - Dialysis systems having spiraling fluid air separation chambers: A dialysis fluid cassette includes a rigid portion defining at least one valve chamber, the rigid portion further defining an air separation chamber, the air separation chamber when in an operating position including an inner surface, a fluid inlet and a fluid outlet and configured to cause a dialysis fluid... Agent: Baxter Healthcare S.a.

20110092893 - Medical treatment system and methods using a plurality of fluid lines: A medical treatment system, such as peritoneal dialysis system, may include control and other features to enhance patient comfort and ease of use. For example, a cycler device (14) may include a heater bag receiving section (142) and a lid (143) mounted to cover and uncover the heater bag receiving... Agent: Deka Research & Development

20110092894 - Pump cassette and methods for use in medical treatment system using a plurality of fluid lines: A fluid handling cassette (24), such as that useable with an APD cycler device or other infusion apparatus, may include a generally planar body having at least one pump chamber (181) formed as a depression in a first side of the body and a plurality of flowpaths for fluid that... Agent: Deka Research & Development

20110092896 - Surgical system: A surgical system (1) for controlling a fluid includes an irrigation line (3), which is connected at one end to a first fluid vessel (2) for holding irrigation fluid (21) and is connected at another end to a surgical handpiece (4). The irrigation fluid (21) can be delivered at a... Agent: Carl Zeiss Surgical Gmbh

20110092897 - Analyte monitoring device and methods of use: An analyte monitor includes a sensor, a sensor control unit, and a display unit. The sensor has, for example, a substrate, a recessed channel formed in the substrate, and conductive material disposed in the recessed channel to form a working electrode. The sensor control unit typically has a housing adapted... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.

20110092898 - Medicine injection into skin with heater chip: A device configured for drug delivery through the skin of a subject, the device comprising a substrate, a proximal side of which is positioned toward the skin of the subject during use; at least one fluid receptacle positioned on the substrate and containing a store of the drug; at least... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20110092899 - Prevention of premature gelling of delivery devices for ph dependent forming materials: The present disclosure provides treatment of an apparatus, in embodiments a delivery device, which prevents premature gelling of any materials or precursor(s) of a pH dependent forming material, in embodiments a hydrogel, dispensed by the delivery device. The pH microenvironment near the surface of a lumen of the device, in... Agent: Confluent Surgical, Inc.

20110092900 - Method for producing a bioactive surface on an endoprosthesis or on the balloon of a balloon catheter: A method for producing a bioactive surface on an endoprosthesis, or on the balloon (3) of a balloon catheter (1) is described, wherein the surface (15) of the endoprosthesis, or the surface (4) of the balloon (3) is softened. The surface (15) of the endoprosthesis, or the surface (4) of... Agent:

20110092901 - Devices and methods for minimally invasive access to sinuses and treatment of sinusitis: The present invention provides minimally invasive devices and methods for accessing the sinuses and their surrounding structures for surgery and other treatments. The anterior ethmoid and maxillary sinuses are accessed and treated under minimal anesthesia with little or no postoperative limitation of activity or adverse symptoms. Direct visual verification of... Agent:

20110092902 - Single use syringe: A no leak single use syringe has a needle (26) which retracts into the plunger (15) after use, and when the needle (26) is retracted, the syringe is sealed to prevent any liquid still on or in the needle from leaking from the syringe. A pierceable seal (17) across the... Agent:

20110092903 - Syringe with disabling mechanism: Syringe assemblies having a passive disabling system to prevent reuse are provided. According to one or more embodiments, the syringe assembly comprises a barrel, plunger rod and stopper wherein the plunger rod further comprises a flexible protrusion that locks the plunger rod within the barrel. Certain embodiments further include a... Agent: Becton, Dickinson And Company

20110092904 - Fluid dispensing device: A compact fluid dispenser for use in controllably dispensing fluid medicaments, such as antibiotics, blood clotting agents, analgesics, and like medicinal agents from collapsible containers at a uniform rate. The dispenser includes a novel stored energy source that is provided in the form of a compressible-expandable member that functions to... Agent:

20110092905 - Injector apparatus: An injector apparatus comprises a housing (101, 102) for a cartridge or syringe, a plunger (40) for cooperating in use with the cartridge or syringe to express successive doses, a dose setting arrangement (16, 20) to select a dose volume, and a drive mechanism (22, 24) releasable to advance said... Agent: Owen Mumford Limited

20110092906 - Device with at least one chamber for receiving a medicament or a sample volume: A device has at least one chamber for accommodating a medicament or a sample volume, and has a plunger element which is displaceable in the device. The device includes a syringe or carpule, a multi- or dual-chamber system, an autoinjector, or a pen. Pressure forces resulting from a chemical reaction... Agent: Arzeneimittel Gmbh Apotheker Vetter & Co. Ravensburg

20110092907 - Therapy management development platform: A method of providing therapy management development includes providing a therapy management development platform having a plurality of levels of functionality, the platform including a medical device capable of providing therapy management, setting the platform to a first level of access to the functionality relative to the medical device, and... Agent: Baxter Healthcare S.a.

20110092908 - Single-dose syringe driver: Various methods and devices for driving fluid from a syringe are provided. In one exemplary embodiment, a syringe driver is provided having a frame that is adapted to seat a syringe, a driver that is slidably disposed within the frame and that is adapted to seat a plunger of a... Agent: The General Hospital Corporation D/b/a Massachusetts General Hospital

20110092909 - Device for surgical operation or ulceration: A device is used for expanding a surgical operation or an ulceration, particularly a deep ulceration, and for maintaining it in expanded condition. The device incorporates a spiral and a cloth-formed material associated thereto. The spiral and the cloth-formed material are arranged to form an internal passage, which makes possible... Agent: Ortoma Ab

20110092910 - Catheter sheath introducer with rotational lock: A sheath introducer for use with a catheter, has a hub and a tube through which the catheter extends, and a lock assembly which has a rotational knob that actuates a plurality of prongs arranged in a radial pattern around a hole in the hub that receives the catheter, wherein... Agent:

20110092911 - Splittable cannula having radiopaque marker: A splittable cannula includes a radiopaque marker placed at or near the distal end of the cannula. The radiopaque marker may be a unitary piece, or may consist of several portions. The cannula may include a sheath or catheter body with a grooved score line running along a portion of... Agent:

20110092912 - Catheter assembly including internal bolster: A catheter assembly including an internal bolster. According to one embodiment, the catheter assembly includes a medical catheter preferably made of extruded silicone rubber. The catheter is shaped to include a cylindrical wall defining a primary longitudinal bore. A plurality of secondary longitudinal bores are provided in the cylindrical wall,... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20110092913 - Safety syringe with a needle retraction device: A safety syringe with a needle retraction device includes a syringe cylinder, a push rod inserted in the syringe cylinder to push the medicinal liquid, a seat disposed at a front end of the syringe cylinder to receive a syringe needle, wherein the push rod includes a pushing knob with... Agent:

20110092915 - Palm activated drug delivery device: Disclosed is a device for the parenteral delivery of a medication, such as a drug. The device includes upper and lower housings in which the upper housing is configured to move relative to the lower housing as a result of application of an external force to permit the user of... Agent: Centocor

20110092914 - Retractable syringe: A syringe including a barrel, a needle subassembly holder positioned in the barrel, and a needle subassembly positioned in the holder. The needle subassembly includes a needle hub releasably connected to the holder and a needle connected to the hub. Further, the syringe includes a piston slidably received by the... Agent:

20110092917 - Drug delivery device having cartridge with enlarged distal end: A drug delivery device is provided herein which includes a tubular body having a proximal end and a distal end, the tubular body defining an opening at or in proximity to the distal end, the opening defining an inner diameter. A drug cartridge is also provided having a proximal end,... Agent: Becton, Dickinson And Company

20110092916 - Injection device: An injection device includes a syringe having a body with a piston disposed therein with an open end along with a viscous fluid disposed in the body for injection by the piston. A needle assembly is provided which includes a cannula, for example a blunt tipped cannula, having a luer... Agent: Allergan, Inc.

20110092920 - Hose system for an injector, squeeze valve and pressure measuring interface: This invention pertains to a hose system for an injector for injecting contrast agents and saline solution into the human body. The hose system comprises a contrast agent conduit (106, 126; 206, 226; 306, 326; 401, 402, 403, 404, 405, 421, 422, 423, 424, 425; 501, 502, 503, 504, 521,... Agent:

20110092918 - Malleable tip for applying an agent to a target site: An applicator device for applying an agent to a target site with a malleable tip that can be cut to length with a pair of nursing dressing scissors or similar type of scissors and a malleable tip with a formable tube that can be cut to length with a pair... Agent: Ferrosan A/s

20110092919 - Method and apparatus for harvesting and dispensing a fibrin clot:

20110092921 - Portal with septum embedded indicia: An implantable portal includes a septum that has embedded therein an indicia adapted to identify at least one characteristic of the portal. The indicia may be formed as an impression at a base layer of the septum, and is filled with a radiopaque material. The septum base layer is covered... Agent: Smiths Medical Md, Inc.

20110092926 - Abuse potential reduction in abusable substance dosage form: The potential for substance abuse involving residual amounts of abusable substances remaining in used skin-worn patches is reduced by the provision of a system and method for combining the abusable substance with a separate anti-abuse substance agent as part of a removal or disposal procedure.... Agent: Travanti Pharma Inc.

20110092924 - Controlling of multiple pumps: An apparatus for controlling vacuum pressure is provided. The apparatus includes a multiple axis controller, such as a dual axis footpedal, and a processing apparatus, such as an instrument host running software, configured to receive multiple axis data from the multiple axis controller. The apparatus also includes a first pump... Agent: Abbott Medical Optics Inc.

20110092925 - Liquid dispensing with blink detection: This invention discloses methods and apparatus for providing a variable optic insert into an ophthalmic lens. An energy source is capable of powering the variable optic insert included within the ophthalmic lens. In some embodiments, an ophthalmic lens is cast molded from a silicone hydrogel.... Agent:

20110092923 - Portable eye-wiping device: A portable heater with ovoid receptacle is disclosed. The portable heater comprises a top member comprising a semi-ovoid cavity, a bottom member comprising a semi-ovoid cavity, a hinge operatively connected to the top and bottom members, and a heating mechanism.... Agent:

20110092922 - Transdermal dispensing apparatus and methods: An applicator for dispensing a therapeutic agent to an animal comprising a housing including first and second sections coupled together, the first and second sections defining a channel therebetween that includes at least one outlet; a hub integral with the first section and extending therefrom, the hub defining a conduit;... Agent:

20110092927 - Dressing reduced-pressure indicators, systems, and methods: Dressings, systems, and methods are disclosed in some embodiments that involve treating a tissue site with reduced pressure wherein the dressing includes a dressing reduced-pressure indicator that allows one to ascertain that the reduced pressure applied at the dressing is greater than a threshold reduced pressure. The dressing reduced-pressure indicator... Agent:

20110092928 - Assembly for collecting urine from a male: An assembly for collecting urine from a male patient includes a generally rigid shape retaining support member which would be disposed against the shaft of the penis of a male patient. Attaching structure such as straps mount the support member to the shaft. A condom catheter is then placed over... Agent:

20110092929 - Ostomy appliances for effluent control: A stoma extender includes a first end for insertion into a stoma for diverting stomal effluent into the stoma extender before the effluent exits the stoma; a second end for remaining external of the stoma, for providing a discharge exit for stomal effluent; and a conduit portion coupled between the... Agent: Convatec Technologies Inc.

20110092930 - Medical protective table sheets: A disposable slip-resistant and preferably absorbent protective medical table sheet for protecting a medical table, such as an operating table or an examination table, from contamination due to contact with bodily fluids or other contaminants associated with a patient positioned upon the table sheet covering the medical table, and for... Agent: Trimountain Medical Resources LLC

20110092933 - Environmentally-friendly disposable absorbent article: The invention relates to an environmentally-friendly disposable absorbent article. At least half of the constituent materials used in the disposable absorbent article contain biodegradable compounds and/or compounds of natural origin.... Agent: Grupo P.i Mabe, S.a. De C.v.

20110092931 - Water-dispersible and multicomponent fibers from sulfopolyesters: Disclosed are multicomponent fibers derived from a blend of a sulfopolyester with a water non-dispersible polymer wherein the as-spun denier is less than about 6 and wherein the water dispersible sulfopolyester exhibits a melt viscosity of less than 12,000 poise measured at 240° C. at a strain rate of 1... Agent: Eastman Chemical Company

20110092932 - Water-dispersible and multicomponent fibers from sulfopolyesters: Disclosed are multicomponent fibers derived from a blend of a sulfopolyester with a water non-dispersible polymer wherein the as-spun denier is less than about 6 and wherein the water dispersible sulfopolyester exhibits a melt viscosity of less than 12,000 poise measured at 240° C. at a strain rate of 1... Agent: Eastman Chemical Company

20110092935 - Fabric liner for skin-contacting items: A liner for use in skin-contacting garments and other objects that contact the skin has a moisture-wicking layer formed from a non-shearing, moisture-vapor permeable woven fabric of synthetic filament yarns which is treated with an anti-microbial substance. Additional layers may include a breathable, highly-absorbent microfiber fabric that draws moisture from... Agent: Persimmon Scientific, Inc.

20110092934 - Production of fine stufferbox-crimped tows from synthetic filaments and further processing thereof into textile hygiene articles: A process is described for producing thin crimped tows from LOY, POY, or FOY filaments in a total linear density from 2 ktex to 9 ktex by filament yarns being withdrawn from creeled bobbins, folded and provided with a processing finish, then drawn or tension-uniformized and thereafter heated and stufferbox... Agent: Trevira Gmbh

20110092936 - Mixed fiber spun bonded nonwoven fabric and use thereof: The mixed fiber spun-bonded nonwoven fabric comprises 90 to 10% by weight of a long fiber type thermoplastic resin (A) and 10 to 90% by weight of a long fiber type thermoplastic elastomer (B) wherein at least, the long fiber type thermoplastic resin (A) is hydrophilized. The present invention also... Agent:

20110092937 - Polyethylene compositions, method of producing the same, fibers made therefrom, and method of making the same: The instant invention is a polyethylene composition, method of producing the same, fibers made therefrom, and method of making the same. The polyethylene composition according to instant invention comprises: (a) less than or equal to 100 percent by weight of the units derived from ethylene; and (b) less than 20... Agent: Dow Global Technologies Inc.

20110092938 - diaper: The present invention relates to a diaper. It belongs in the technical field of hygiene care articles. A diaper capable of protecting belly and navel of infants, characterized in that: a protrusion structure is set in the front of the diaper to cover the belly and navel of infants, wherein... Agent:

20110092939 - Disposable diaper with pouches: A disposable diaper has a front pouch with a wet wipe inside and a rear pouch with a closable open end. When the diaper has been soiled the wet wipe can be removed from the front pouch and used to clean the baby and then the diaper, once removed from... Agent:

20110092944 - Absorbent article: An absorbent article includes a liquid-permeable sheet, a liquid-impermeable sheet, and an absorber sandwiched between the liquid-permeable sheet and the liquid-impermeable sheet. The absorber includes an absorbing layer center part and an absorbing part formed in the periphery of the absorbing layer center part. On the skin-contact surface side of... Agent: Unicharm Corporation

20110092940 - Tampon with segmented grooves: An intravaginal tampon is formed of compressed material and has an outer surface, an insertion end, a withdrawal end, and a center portion formed between the insertion and withdrawal ends. The outer surface has at least two segmented grooves are formed therein, and each segmented groove is separated from and... Agent:

20110092941 - Alignment of leg and waist bands on disposable absorbent articles: A method is provided for manufacturing a disposable absorbent article having multiple printed components, the method including positioning a first side panel adjacent a chassis such that first side panel medial edge is adjacent the chassis lateral edge, wherein the outer cover portion and the first side panel portion of... Agent:

20110092942 - Matching absorbent article components for a uniform appearance: A method is presented for manufacturing a disposable absorbent article having multiple components including selecting a first material appropriate for use as an outer cover; producing a chassis including the outer cover, the outer cover including an outer cover central region having an outer cover central region texture; and selecting... Agent:

20110092943 - Printed absorbent article components for a uniform appearance: A method is presented for manufacturing a disposable absorbent article having multiple components including selecting a first material appropriate for use as an outer cover; producing a chassis including the outer cover, the outer cover including an outer cover central region having an outer cover central region appearance; selecting a... Agent:

20110092945 - System comprising thong-shaped holder and absorbent article: A system comprising a thong-shaped holder for holding an absorbent article in close bodily contact in the pudendal region of the wearer. The holder comprises a front region, a crotch region having a specified Crotch Holding Force, and a rear region. The crotch region of the holder typically is elastically... Agent:

20110092946 - Wearable article with extensible fastening member having stress distribution features and/or fastening combination performance characteristics, and method of testing and selecting fastening combination performance characteristics: A method for measuring the force necessary to separate a sample of a hooks fastener component from engagement with a loops component is disclosed. The method includes the steps of engaging respective samples of the hooks material and loops material along a plane of engagement, displacing them in a shear... Agent:

20110092947 - Wearable article with extensible fastening member having stress distribution features and/or fastening combination performance characteristics, and method of testing and selecting fastening combination performance characteristics: A wearable article with an extensible fastening member having a fastener proximate its end is disclosed. The fastening member may be highly extensible, and may have construction features and shape characteristics that affect distribution of force components when the fastener is in use, and reduce the chances of buckling or... Agent:

20110092949 - Immunoisolation patch system for cellular transplantation: An immunoisolation patch system, and particularly a patch system comprising multiple immunoisolation microcapsules, each encapsulating biological material such as cells for transplantation, which can be used in the prophylactic and therapeutic treatment of disease in large animals and humans without the need for immunosuppression.... Agent:

20110092948 - Remotely activated piezoelectric pump for delivery of biological agents to the intervertebral disc and spine: The present disclosure describes a remotely activated piezoelectric pump for delivery of biological agents to the intervertebral disc and spine in order to achieve spinal fusion. A spinal pump is implanted on the vertebrae of a patient and a spinal cage is inserted in between two adjacent vertebrae after removal... Agent: Pharmaco-kinesis Corporation

20110092950 - Metronomic convection enhanced delivery of intrathecal chemotherapy using an implanted magnetic breather pump (mbp) for leptomeningeal carcinomatosis: A magnetically controlled pump is implanted into the cerebrospinal fluid of a patient and delivers a plurality of medicating agents at a controlled rate corresponding to the specific needs of the patient. The current invention comprises a flexible double walled lumen, intratumoral catheter which will be implanted. Spinal fluid drawn... Agent: Pharmaco-kinesis Corporation

20110092951 - Method and apparatus for cardiac tissue monitoring and catheter-based perfusion for mitigating acute reoxygenation injury: A system and methods are described for improving the management of ischemic cardiac tissue during acute coronary syndromes or other ischemic conditions. A method and apparatus is described that allows mitigation of oxygen-related injury by precisely modulating the level of oxygen re-exposure during reoxygenation by a controlled feedback loop based... Agent:

20110092953 - Flowable carrier matrix: A carrier matrix may be delivered to a target position within a patient in a minimally invasive manner by first cutting a collagen sponge sheet into a plurality of relatively small pieces. These pieces are sized so that, when wet, they are capable of flowing through a cannula and/or reduced-diameter... Agent: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.

20110092954 - Reusable auto-injector: An injection device comprises a first sub-assembly comprising a chamber for holding a fluid and a transfer assembly moveably disposed within the chamber. The chamber comprises an exit aperture and an inner surface and the transfer assembly has an outer surface substantially in contact with the inner surface about its... Agent:

20110092952 - Shield apparatuses and methods for storing syringe assemblies and needle assemblies: The present invention is directed to shield apparatuses configured to hold syringe assemblies in a manner that preserves their ease of use and convenience. In some embodiments, the syringe assemblies are detachable, and the shield apparatuses provide for convenient interchanging of the needle assemblies, as well as methods for administering... Agent: Terumo Medical Corporation

20110092955 - Pressure-sensing medical devices, systems and methods, and methods of forming medical devices: Medical devices, perfusion systems, and methods for detecting a pressure within a space in a subject and for perfusion of fluid into a space in a subject. The space may be a fluid-filled space, or a space that is depleted of fluid due to an obstruction to fluid flow into... Agent:

20110092956 - Catheter with separable sections: The present invention relates to a catheter comprising a catheter body section (1) and at least one catheter tip section (2). The catheter body section (1) can extend in a longitudinal direction. The at least one catheter tip section (2) may be located on a distal side of the catheter... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20110092957 - Adjustable double balloon catheter with a through lumen for stone management: A method for removing an object from a body lumen includes dispensing fluid into the body lumen, and causing the dispensed fluid to propel the object along the body lumen. A device for removing an object from a body lumen includes a fluid dispenser for dispensing fluid into the body... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20110092958 - Wound treatment apparatus and method: A wound treatment apparatus (10) includes a negative pressure source (12), a bandage (22) configured to cover a wound and provide a sealed region around the wound, a drainage tube (21) coupled to the bandage (22) and the negative pressure source (12) to drain fluid from the wound. The apparatus... Agent: Premco Medical Systems, Inc.

20110092959 - Electronic pill comprising a plurality of medicine reservoirs: Electronic pill (1, 11, 21) comprising a plurality of medicine reservoirs (2, 12, 22), each of the reservoirs comprising a discharge opening (3, 13, 23) covered by a removable cover (6, 16, 26). The pill comprises at least one actuator responsive to control circuitry for removing the cover from the... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20110092961 - Artificial cells: The present disclosure relates to various embodiments associated with artificial cells, particularly artificial antigen presenting cells, methods of making the same, methods of administering the same, computer systems relating thereto, computer-implemented methods relating thereto, and associated computer program products.... Agent: Searete LLC

20110092960 - Enhanced method for delivering bevacizumab (avastin) into a brain tumor using an implanted magnetic breather pump: A magnetically controlled pump is implanted into the brain of a patient and delivers a plurality of medicating agents mixed with Avastin at a controlled rate corresponding to the specific needs of the patient. The current invention comprises a flexible double walled pouch that is formed from two layers of... Agent: Pharmaco-kinesis Corporation

  
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20110087147 - Methods and systems for treatment of acute ischemic stroke: Methods and devices are disclosed that enable safe, rapid and relatively short and straight access to the cerebral arteries for the introduction of interventional devices to treat acute ischemic stroke. In addition, the disclosed methods and devices provide means to securely close the access site to the cerebral arteries to... Agent:

20110087148 - Ocular implant with stiffness qualities, methods of implantation and system: Described herein are devices and methods for treating eye conditions. Described is an ocular implant including an elongate member having an internal lumen forming a flow pathway, at least one inflow port communicating with the flow pathway, and at least one outflow port communicating with the flow pathway. The elongate... Agent:

20110087149 - 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:

20110087150 - 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:

20110087151 - 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:

20110087146 - Stomach bypass for the treatment of obesity: The present application provides devices and methods for inducing weight loss. In particular, the present application provides devices which are secured in the stomach or external to the stomach to reduce digestion and/or absorption of food in accordance with the methods of the invention... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20110087152 - Fluidic tissue augmentation compositions and methods: Compositions and method for augmenting tissue after delivery to localized area. The compositions include a hydrogel and a dermal filler. The hydrogel can polymerize and/or crosslink upon a first trigger event. The dermal filler can also optionally crosslink upon a second trigger event.... Agent:

20110087153 - Transdermal methods and systems for the delivery of rizatriptan: Iontophoretic patches for the delivery of rizatriptan and methods of using the patches are described.... Agent:

20110087154 - Transdermal systems for the delivery of therapeutic agents including granisetron using iontophoresis: A disposable skin-worn device for the transdermal delivery at least one dose of charged therapeutic substances, including granisetron, by iontophoresis, the device comprising a donor reservoir containing an amount of a therapeutic substance to be delivered transdermally by iontophoresis, a counter reservoir, a source of electric power connected in a... Agent: Travanti Pharma Inc.

20110087155 - Transmucosal drug delivery device and method including electrically-actuated permeation enhancement: Intralumenal devices and methods are provided for transmucosal drug delivery. The device may comprise a housing configured for intralumenal deployment into a human or animal subject; a drug-dispensing portion which contains at least one drug; and an electrically-actuatable portion configured to disrupt at least one region of a mucosal barrier... Agent: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

20110087158 - Apparatus having a fibrous skin-contactable element containing an agent: The invention features an apparatus for delivering mechanical energy to an expanse of skin, wherein the apparatus includes: (a) a skin-contactable element having a skin-contactable surface, wherein the skin-contactable element includes an agent selected from the group consisting of a benefit agent, an apparatus-enhancing agent, and combinations thereof; (b) a... Agent:

20110087156 - Application of a system parameter as a method and mechanism for controlling eye chamber stability: A controller for a phacoemulsification system having a handpiece; an irrigation fluid source configured to supply an irrigation fluid to the eye; an aspiration source configured to aspirate the irrigation fluid from the eye through the handpiece; and a controller comprising a duration timer configured to provide a duration of... Agent: Abbott Medical Optics Inc.

20110087157 - Use of pressure waves for stimulation, proliferation, differentiation and post-implantation viability of stem cells: Stem cells are proliferated with the application of acoustic pressure waves, including cambium cells of periosteum treated in-vivo with acoustic pressure waves. Following harvesting and viability assessment of in-vivo or in-vitro proliferated stem cells, acoustic pressure waves are applied to enhance in-vivo or in-vitro differentiation either before or after implantation... Agent:

20110087160 - Insufflation gas heater system and tubing for use therewith: A warming gas flows through a jacket to heat an insufflation gas flowing in a separate tube, thereby reducing cost and disposable waste. The heated warming gas may be filtered to sterilize or maintain sterility and released to atmosphere after heating the flowing insufflation gas. Alternatively the warming gas may... Agent:

20110087159 - Trocar assembly: A trocar assembly including a sleeve assembly having a cannula connected to a housing and an obturator assembly including a handle connected to an obturator, wherein the obturator assembly is receivable in the sleeve assembly to define a gripping portion that includes the housing and the handle, the gripping portion... Agent:

20110087161 - Device for providing spongy bone with bone substitute and/or bone reinforcing material, bone substitute and/or bone reinforcing material and method: The present invention relates to a device for providing spongy bone with bone substitute and/or bone reinforcing material, wherein at least one perforating device (4) is provided for making at least one hole (5) in the spongy bone (1) and wherein at least one flushing or rinsing device (6) is... Agent: Bone Support Ab

20110087162 - Connector for use in single and double breast pumping: The connector of the present invention provides fewer connections and attachments to a breastpump configured for expressing breast milk from both of a woman's breasts simultaneously, thereby facilitating easier use of the breast pump and yielding fewer pieces for the user to carry or misplace. The connector includes a manifold... Agent: Medela Ag

20110087163 - Medicament delivery device: The present invention relates to an injection device for manually penetrating a needle arranged to said device and automatic injecting a medicament mixture, the device being of the type comprising: a first housing part into which a multi-chamber container is arranged and a second housing part which can be displaced... Agent: Shl Group Ab

20110087164 - Dual container fluid transfer device: A fluid transfer device is disclosed and described, the device comprising a housing comprising a first piercing assembly associated with the housing, the first piercing assembly adapted for accessing a first container, the first piercing assembly comprising a first piercing member comprising at least one conduit. A second piercing assembly... Agent: Yukon Medical, LLC

20110087165 - Two piece medication cassette closure apparatus and method: A disposable medical cassette apparatus and method for housing medication in a tamper resistant enclosure for selective coupled attachment to an ambulatory infusion pump. In some embodiments, the device may include a first assembly comprising a rear housing and a pressure plate affixed to one another, as well as a... Agent:

20110087166 - Laboratory syringe pumps: A syringe pump which includes a pusher block is slidably mounted on bearings on one or more guide rails. The pusher block is advanced or retracted by a lead screw having an axis which is offset from the axis of the one or more guide rails which are supported at... Agent:

20110087167 - Trocar with retention cannula: A trocar comprises a retention cannula comprising an inverted or incised retention pattern disposed thereon. Embodiments of the incised cannula exhibit reduced tissue trauma compared with screw-threaded cannula, improved fixation and/or retention compared with an unthreaded cannula, and good sealing between the cannula and the incision.... Agent: Applied Medical Resources Corporation

20110087170 - Trocar and cannula assembly having improved conical valve, and methods related thereto: A trocar and cannula assembly with improved conical valve that incorporates a plurality of ribs to restrict and/or otherwise influence valve movement, and a plurality of improved convolutes and bumps to enhance performance characteristics.... Agent:

20110087168 - Trocar assembly: A trocar assembly including a sleeve assembly defining a working channel extending axially therethrough and including an insufflation port in fluid communication with the working channel, and an insufflation valve assembly fluidly coupled to the insufflation port, the insufflation valve assembly including a valve member and a housing, wherein the... Agent:

20110087169 - Trocar assembly: A trocar sleeve assembly including a cannula connected to a housing assembly to define a working channel, wherein the housing assembly includes a housing that defines an opening in fluid communication with the working channel, a sleeve slidably received over the housing to define an annular region between the sleeve... Agent:

20110087171 - Method and apparatus to secure life support lines to an infant during neonatal care: This invention is directed to a method for affixing an apparatus to a parent to allow skin-to-skin contact with an infant connected to medical tubing. The method includes placement of medical tubes and/or sensors into a two-part clip on the apparatus having a first clip portion and a corresponding second... Agent:

20110087172 - Anal medication applicator extension: Disclosed is applicator extension device including a semi rigid elongate tube bent at an angle and an adjustably bendable elongate tube each having a first end fitting configured to be removably attached to the opening of a medicine container and a second end terminating in a second end fitting configured... Agent:

20110087173 - Automatic syringes: The present invention provides automatic syringes that can be held with one hand in a pencil-grip in which the fingers (thumb or index finger) operate a forwardly based valve that along with selection of needle diameter and length, control the ingress or egress of fluid from the automatic syringe. These... Agent:

20110087174 - high flow volume nasal irrigation device and method for alternating pulsatile and continuous fluid flow: A high flow volume nasal irrigation device includes a squeeze bottle, a reservoir of liquid and a volume of air. The bottle is configured to elastically deform in response to a manual pressure from a user and thus pressurize the liquid and air. The device also includes a dip tube... Agent:

20110087175 - Method and apparatus for locating the fossa ovalis, creating a virtual fossa ovalis and performing transseptal puncture: Apparatus is provided of locating the fossa ovalis in a patient by locating at least one of the His bundle, the plane of the interatrial septum, and the coronary sinus ostium in a patient, and thereafter locating the fossa ovalis on the basis of one or more predetermined distances between... Agent:

20110087176 - Apparatus for aspirating, irrigating and cleansing wounds: An apparatus for cleansing wounds in which irrigant fluid from a reservoir connected to a conformable wound dressing and wound exudate from the dressing are recirculated by a device for moving fluid through a flow path which passes through the dressing and a means for fluid cleansing and back to... Agent: Smith & Nephew PLC

20110087178 - Improved flexible reduced pressure treatment appliance: A wound treatment appliance is provided for treating all or a portion of a wound. In some embodiments, the appliance comprises an impermeable flexible overlay that covers all or a portion of the wound for purposes of applying a reduced pressure to the covered portion of the wound. In other... Agent: Bluesky Medical Group Incorporated

20110087177 - Reduced pressure wound treatment system: A reduced pressure treatment appliance is provided for treating a wound on the body of a patient. In some embodiments, the appliance comprises a cover, which can have a top cup member and an interface member. The interface member can have flow control means, configured to permit exudate from the... Agent: Bluesky Medical Group Incorporated

20110087179 - Wound cleansing apparatus in-situ: An apparatus for cleansing wounds, in which wound exudate is removed from a wound bed and selectively cleansed and returned to the wound. The cleansing means removes materials deleterious to wound healing, and the cleansed fluid, still containing materials that are beneficial in promoting wound healing, is returned to the... Agent:

20110087180 - Reduced pressure wound treatment system: A reduced pressure treatment appliance is provided for treating a wound on the body of a patient. In some embodiments, the appliance comprises a cover, which can have a top cup member and an interface member. The interface member can have flow control means, configured to permit exudate from the... Agent: Bluesky Medical Group Incorporated

20110087181 - External catheter tube: The external catheter tube is a flexible, coiled collection tube that connects a catheter to a urine collection bag. The collection tube has a coiled portion that can readily extend and contract to relieve tension on the catheter. The assembly includes at least on swivel-snap connector. In one embodiment, one... Agent:

20110087182 - 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 polar plasticising oil or a combination of polar plasticising oils... Agent:

20110087183 - Disposable urine bag device: A disposable urine bag device includes a bag having an open top; and two cuff-like supporting members formed on two sides of the open top of the bag, wherein two fingers are allowed to insert into the supporting members to position the bag and adjust size of the open top... Agent:

20110087184 - Disposable absorbent article including functional benefit and a plurality of visually distinct fibers indicative of the functional benefit: An absorbent article that provides a signal viewable from the top surface of the absorbent article which is indicative of a functional benefit of the article. The signal is delivered by use of a plurality of visually distinct fibers that are visually distinct from an adjacent background color of the... Agent:

20110087185 - Nonwoven materal including a functional benefit and a plurality of visually distinct fibers indicative of the functional benefit: A nonwoven material that provides a signal viewable from the top surface of the nonwoven material which is indicative of a functional benefit of the nonwoven material. The signal is delivered by use of a plurality of visually distinct fibers that are visually distinct from an adjacent background color of... Agent:

20110087186 - Device for administering a fluid product: An administering device for a fluid product includes a product receptacle that accommodates the product to be administered, a fluid reservoir for a driving fluid, a driving means, a product chamber, and a fluid connection. The product receptacle includes an opening at a forward end and a product stopper at... Agent: Tecpharma Licensing Ag.

20110087188 - High flow volume nasal irrigation device and method for alternating pulsatile and continuous fluid flow: A high flow volume nasal irrigation device for alternating pulsatile and continuous fluid flow includes a tube comprising a free end and a housing at a second end adjoined to a cap with a coaxial cap nipple. A valve assembly inside the housing comprises a disk-like valve and a plurality... Agent:

20110087187 - Hydrophobic deaeration membrane: An optimized deaeration membrane has a biocompatible coating composition. Methods for preparing the membrane and the use of the membrane in medical devices for separating air from liquid that are administered to a living subject, e. g., blood processing devices used in dialysis and the like, are also described.... Agent: Gambro Lundia Ab

20110087189 - Controlled delivery of substances system and method: A fluid infusion system is described. Certain embodiments include an infusion syringe assessment device that assesses one or more characteristics of an infusion syringe coupled to a fluid infusion pump during use. The system may include a fluid infusion pump configured to accept the infusion syringe. The fluid infusion pump... Agent:

20110087190 - Cardiac repair, resizing and reshaping using the venous system of the heart: Structurally supportive material is implanted or injected into cardiac veins as discrete masses at various sites in the cardiac venous system to reinforce the myocardium for the purpose of preventing, moderating, stopping or reversing negative cardiac remodeling due to various adverse cardiac conditions, both acute and chronic, or for the... Agent: Henry Ford Health System

20110087191 - Balloon catheter with shape memory sheath for delivery of therapeutic agent: A medical device is provided comprising a catheter, a balloon mounted on the catheter, and a sheath comprising a shape memory material, the sheath being located around the balloon. The sheath has a protective condition in which the sheath forms a plurality of pockets in a generally closed position and... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20110087193 - Gravity feeding device: A gravity fed infant feeding device is disclosed. The gravity feeding device may have a cover with a through hole that allows liquid nutrients within the infant feeding device to be fed to an infant by way of gravity. If the infant feeding device clogs up, then either an integrated... Agent:

20110087194 - High flow volume nasal irrigation device and method for alternating pulsatile and continuous fluid flow: A high flow volume nasal irrigation device for alternating pulsatile and continuous fluid flow includes a segmented dip tube with a free end extending inside a squeeze bottle configured to convey a liquid under an elevated chamber pressure from a reservoir therein to a lower pressure outside the bottle. The... Agent:

20110087192 - Transmucosal drug delivery device and method including chemical permeation enhancers: Devices and methods are provided for transmucosal drug delivery. The transmucosal drug delivery device may include a housing configured for intralumenal deployment, such as intravaginally, into a human or animal subject; a drug-dispensing portion which contains at least one drug, the drug-dispensing portion being configured to dispense the drug from... Agent: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

20110087195 - Transmucosal drug delivery device and method including microneedles: Devices and methods for transmucosal drug delivery are provided. A device includes a housing configured for intralumenal deployment into a human or animal subject; a drug-dispensing portion which contains at least one drug; and a plurality of microneedles extending, or being extendable from, the housing, the plurality of microneedles being... Agent: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

20110087196 - Infusion set: A device for inserting a cannula into tissue, including a cannula, a protective element which can accommodate said cannula, an operating element for moving the cannula out of the protective element, and a holder fixedly connected to the cannula. The invention encompasses a system for connecting a liquid supply to... Agent:

20110087197 - Antegrade colonic instillation apparatus: The present invention provides an apparatus for instilling fluid into a patient having an intestinal stoma so as to administer an antegrade colonic enema. The portable instillation apparatus comprising in combination: a fluid reservoir, a pump assembly, a control module, a fluid delivery tube and an intestinal stoma catheter wherein... Agent:

  
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20110082407 - Combination therapies for the treatment of obesity: Described are pharmaceutical compositions comprising topiramate, phentermine, and metformin, and at least one pharmaceutically acceptable carrier or excipient. Another aspect of the present invention relates to a method of treating a patient suffering from obesity or needing to lose weight, comprising the step of co-administering to said patient a therapeutically... Agent:

20110082408 - Method and apparatus for treating a carotid artery: One disclosed embodiment comprises a method for treating lesions in the carotid artery of a mammalian body. The method comprises transcervical access and blocking of blood flow through the common carotid artery (with or without blocking of blood flow through the external carotid artery), shunting blood from the internal carotid... Agent:

20110082412 - 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: Searete LLC, A Limited Liability Corporation Of The State Of Delaware

20110082413 - Electrode arrays and methods of making and using same: Described herein are improved electrode array devices and improved active agent delivery devices. Further described are methods of making and using the improved devices. An improved electrode array device includes a substrate and a plurality of probes disposed on the substrate, wherein the probes are formed from a plurality of... Agent: Georgia Tech Research Corporation

20110082410 - Method for reducing pain during photodynamic therapy: The present invention provides a method for application of photodynamic therapy which results in a reduction of pain experienced by a patient during treatment. An irradiation pattern of short pulses is applied to a treatment site. The same total energy dosage and light intensity parameters for a specific application, as... Agent: Ceramoptec Industries Inc.

20110082411 - Patch and patch assembly for iontophoretic transdermal delivery of active agents for therapeutic and medicinal purposes: Embodiments of the invention provide patch assemblies for iontophoretic transdermal delivery of therapeutic agents. An embodiment provides a patch assembly comprising a conformable patch for delivery of the agent and having a tissue contacting side including an adhesive. The housing has a bottom surface for engaging a non-tissue contacting side... Agent:

20110082409 - Skin formulation dispenser for use with or as part of a sonic applicator: The skin formulation dispenser includes a housing and a reservoir positioned within the housing containing a skin formulation. The dispenser includes an outlet nozzle from which the skin formulation exits and a pump assembly connecting the reservoir to the nozzle. An actuator is provided by which a user can mechanically... Agent: Pacific Bioscience Laboratories, Inc.

20110082415 - Devices, systems and methods for treating the skin using time-release substances: According to some embodiments, a microdermabrasion device for treating skin comprises a handpiece assembly having a distal end and a proximal end. The handpiece assembly includes at least one delivery conduit and at least one waste conduit. The microdermabrasion device additionally comprises a tip configured to be positioned along the... Agent: Edge Systems Corporation

20110082414 - Ultrasound-enhanced stenosis therapy: Apparatus and methods for enhancing vascular stenosis therapy involve applying ultrasound energy to delivery of a therapeutic agent to enhance vessel wall penetration of the agent in an area of stenosis. In some embodiments, ultrasound energy and therapeutic agent application may be combined with angioplasty techniques and/or with blood flow... Agent:

20110082416 - Method and apparatus for providing heat to insufflation gases: An insufflator device is provided that connects to a disposable tube set for providing gas to fill an abdominal cavity of a patient to enable surgical procedures. The insufflator tube set includes a warming sheath, a double lumen design, or a heating strip for providing warmth to the insufflation gas... Agent:

20110082417 - Device for providing spongy bone with bone substitute and/or bone reinforcing material, bone substitute and/or bone reinforcing material and method: The present invention relates to a device for providing spongy bone with bone substitute and/or bone reinforcing material, wherein at least one perforating device (4) is provided for making at least one hole (5) in the spongy bone (1) and wherein at least one flushing or rinsing device (6) is... Agent: Bone Support Ab Of Sweden

20110082418 - Gastrointestinal lavage system: An apparatus having a tube section and an expanded end. The tube section is flexible while the end section is rigid. The apparatus has a central bore, large enough to loosely receive an endoscope tube, and the end section has two peripheral bores which communicate with the central bore. There... Agent:

20110082419 - Bezoar-forming units for weight control: Bezoar-forming units for forming at least one temporary bezoar in a gastrointestinal organ of an animal, including a mammal, to fill a space in the said organ, are provided for weight control. The units include biodegradable fiber-based configurations of various length and shape having a first dimension and a second... Agent: Electronic Dietary Foods Inc.

20110082420 - Medicament delivery device: The present invention relates to a medicament delivery device comprising a generally tubular distal housing part (18); a generally tubular proximal housing part (12) releasibly connected to said distal housing part; a medicament container (70) having opposite proximal and distal ends and a slidable stopper, wherein the container is partially... Agent: Shl Group Ab

20110082421 - Receptor-based blood detoxification system: The invention discloses compositions of matter and methods of using such compositions to detoxify blood and blood products. The invention as particular use in the treatment of diabetes, Alzheimer's disease, hemodialysis associated amyloidosis, and cardiovascular complications.... Agent:

20110082422 - Fluid dispenser with non-electric fluid heating component: A novel dispensing system for dispensing medicaments to a patient that includes means for controllably heating fluid medicaments within the dispensing system by converting a chemical component, such as calcium chloride or the like, into a solution or solvent by adding a suitable solution or solvent to create an exothermic... Agent:

20110082423 - Non-electric fluid heating component for use with fluid dispenser: A non-electric heater apparatus for controllably heating and cooling fluid medicaments flowing from a medicament dispenser through the fluid delivery member of the apparatus by adding a suitable solution or solvent to a chemical component, such as magnesium chloride, or the like, to create an exothermic process that can be... Agent:

20110082424 - Method and apparatus for bone graft insertion: An apparatus for loading a bone graft material includes a preloading assembly, and a dispenser assembly. A method of dispensing bone graft material includes loading bone graft material into the preloader, compacting the material and transferring the compacted bone graft material into the cannula. The compacted bone graft material is... Agent:

20110082425 - Bone marrow aspirator and methods therefor: A device and method for aspirating fluid from a body cavity are disclosed herein. The device disclosed utilizes a reservoir in fluid communication with a needle via a tube connected to a pump. The needle is able to displace a desired distance. Further, the aspirator includes a selector switch capable... Agent: Howmedica Osteonics Corp.

20110082426 - Subcutaneous self attaching injection port with integral moveable retention members: A self attaching injection port has integral moveable fasteners which are moveable from a undeployed state to a deployed state engaging tissue. The fasteners may be disposed radially or tangentially, and rotated to pierce the fascia. The fasteners may be rigid or elastically deformable.... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.

20110082427 - Bioresorbable embolization microspheres: The present disclosure is generally directed to an embolic material which, in some embodiments, may be in the form of a microsphere or a plurality of microspheres. The embolic material generally comprises carboxymethyl chitosan (CCN) crosslinked with carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC). In some embodiments, the embolic material may further comprise a... Agent: Regents Of The University Of Minnesota

20110082428 - Safety structure for covering syringe needle: A safety structure for covering a syringe needle includes a safety sleeve and a hub provided with a sideward projection. The safety sleeve is fitted around the hub and provided with an axial sliding slot, a locating slot laterally extended from the sliding slot, a locating hole located at a... Agent:

20110082429 - Bioinjection device: The bioinjection device has a housing including a pistol grip and an elongated barrel. A trigger is pivotally mounted to the housing. A plunger and needle are slidable between a first position in which the plunger and needle are slidably disposed in the barrel and a second position in which... Agent:

20110082430 - Self-lubricating pharmaceutical syringe stoppers: In one aspect, a self-lubriating component is provided for a pharmaceutical packaging assembly. The self-lubricating component comprises a polymer composition and an effective amount of a lubricating additive such as, for example, boron nitride. In another aspect, a pharmaceutical packaging assembly may be provided having a surface thereof coated with... Agent:

20110082431 - Connector for fluid conduit with integrated luer access port: A connector (900) for fluid conduit includes a connector body (901) having a lumen (902) passing along a longitudinal axis (903), and a luer access port (800) extending distally along a transverse axis (905). The luer access port (800) is made from a thermoplastic elastomer (500) having a domed interior... Agent:

20110082432 - Container for fluid products, particularly creams, ointments, pastes, lotions for medical, pharmaceutical or cosmetic use: The container for fluid products, particularly creams, ointments, pastes, lotions for medical, pharmaceutical or cosmetic use, comprises a containment body for containing a fluid product which has an exit mouth for the fluid product, a closing element for closing the mouth, and an applicator element associable with the containment body... Agent:

20110082433 - Absorbency pad for use in neonatal care and related method of use: The invention is directed to a planar pad manufactured from three bonded layers each having different properties and materials. This includes a contact layer having a first and corresponding second portion. The second portion overlaps the first portion sufficient to create a first overlay. Such contact layer may be made... Agent:

20110082434 - Surgical cover for human limb: The disclosure relates to a surgical cover for a human limb, such as a hand or a foot. The surgical cover includes an inner adhesive seal, an interior absorbent strip and an exterior adhesive seal strip. The combination of these three elements, along with the waterproof character of the walls... Agent:

20110082435 - Diaper with removeable wipe pouch: An improved diaper having an inner absorbent layer, and an outer waterproof layer, also has a powder layer, wherein the powder layer is located on the inner absorbent layer; and a release layer, wherein the release layer covers the powder layer, and is removeably attached to the diaper, such that... Agent:

20110082436 - Disposable absorbent article with disposal tab: An absorbent article is provided for personal wear about a wearer's waist. The article includes a pair of front side panels attached to the front waist region and a pair of back side panels attached to the back waist region, and is configurable from a wear configuration to a disposal... Agent:

20110082437 - System and method for active cooling of stored blood products: A portable blood storage device includes an outer housing an inner housing. The outer housing defines the structure of the blood storage device. The inner housing is located within the outer housing and has an interior cavity for storing collected blood and/or blood components. The inner housing has an open... Agent: Haemonetics Corporation

20110082438 - 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. The occluder mechanism is normally in a biased closed position, but may be moved into an open position by moving an engagement member into engagement with the tubing segment to deform the tubing segment and... Agent:

20110082439 - Portable infusion pump and media player: Some embodiments of a portable infusion pump system can be configured to deliver medicine (e.g., insulin or the like) to a user and to deliver media content to a user. The media content can include, for example, MP3 music and other audio/video data stored in a memory device in the... Agent: Asante Solutions, Inc.

20110082440 - Method and system for delivering analgesic drugs: A method and system for delivering analgesic drug is disclosed herein. The method comprises: administering analgesic drug to a patient based on input from a patient controlled input device and continuously measuring pain level of a patient with reference to at least one patient parameter. The method further comprises: receiving... Agent: General Electric Company

20110082441 - Bone marrow aspiration needle: Disclosed is an aspiration assembly including an outer cannulated needle having a tip, a threaded collar, and an inner aspiration needle. A material can be aspirated through at least the inner aspiration needle. The distance that the tip of the inner aspiration needle extends from the tip of the outer... Agent: Biomet Biologics, LLC

20110082442 - Externally reinforced percutaneous gastrostomy tube with customizable smooth tube length: The length of a reinforced tube that is made of a fluid-tight tube with an external helical support structure and an elastomeric material disposed at least in the trough between successive turns of the helical support can be adjusted by peeling a strip of the elastomeric material away from the... Agent:

20110082443 - Elongate medical device with continuous reinforcement member: An elongate medical device including an inner elongate member, a reinforcing member, and an outer tubular member is described. The reinforcing member may be a helically wound continuous wire including a first portion having a first cross-sectional profile, a second portion having a second cross-sectional profile, and a transition region... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20110082444 - Zero-pressure balloon catheter and method for using the catheter: A safety catheter includes a multi-lumen shaft. The shaft has a proximal shaft portion with a distal end having a given outer diameter and a distal tip portion having an outer diameter less than the given outer diameter. A hollow balloon is disposed at a junction of the proximal shaft... Agent:

20110082445 - Administration device having patient state monitor: Embodiments disclosed herein include systems and methods for administering a drug over a time period. One embodiment of a system includes an administration unit, a housing that houses the administration unit, and a controller unit adapted to receive an alarm triggering signal. Also included in some embodiments is an alarming... Agent: Roche Diagnostics International Ag

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