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Surgery June invention type 06/11

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06/30/2011 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type

20110160635 - Cotton balls, cotton swabs and cotton swab holder: A cotton swab and cotton swab holder, which can be used together in a cotton swab holder assembly. The cotton swab having a shaft and a cotton portion disposed on an end of the shaft. The cotton swab holder having a handle portion; and a cotton swab holding portion connected... Agent:

20110160636 - Device and method for inhibiting complement activation: An extracorporeal device for inhibiting alternative complement pathway activation includes a support structure an anti-complement antibody disposed on or within the support structure and a first conduit for conducting blood of the subject to the anti-complement antibody. The anti-complement antibody can bind to the complement protein and remove the complement... Agent:

20110160637 - Detecting blood flow degradation: A method for detecting blood flow degradation in a dialysis system. The method includes measuring a flow rate of blood in a blood line, calculating a current impedance value based on the measured flow rate, and comparing the current impedance value to a baseline impedance value.... Agent: Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc.

20110160638 - Electrokinetic actuator to titrate fluid flow: An electrokinetic actuator for fluid flow titration including two chambers separated from one another by a porous dielectric disposed therebetween. A plurality of electrodes are disposed about a perimeter of the first and second chambers. Polar electrolyte disposed within the actuator is able to pass through the porous dielectric between... Agent: Codman Neuro Sciences Sarl

20110160641 - Battery pack and electronic device assembly including battery pack: This invention relates to an improvement in battery packs. The invention intends to provide a highly flexible battery pack and an electronic device assembly using the same. The battery pack of the invention includes an elastic sheet and at least one coin battery embedded in the elastic sheet. In a... Agent:

20110160639 - Cosmetic iontophoresis system: Iontophoretically administering a cosmetic agent requires an active electrode and a return electrode secured to the skin (150). The active electrode includes a flexible biocompatible substrate (20, 170) having a therapeutic face (106, 206) configured for disposition toward the skin (150) and an exterior periphery (32, 182) shaped to facilitate... Agent:

20110160640 - Operation management of active transdermal medicament patch: A transdermal medicament patch includes a flexible substrate having a therapeutic face configured for releasable retention against the skin of a patient, a medicament matrix susceptible to permeation by medicament and secured to the therapeutic face of the substrate, and a return electrode secured to the therapeutic face spaced from... Agent:

20110160642 - Pegylated liposomal formulations for photodynamic treatment of inflammatory diseases: A PDT treatment system designed to treat all types of human inflammatory disorders. A suitable drug delivery system is developed to target proliferating cells, at inflamed sites, populated with macrophages and other inflammatory mediators. The hydrophobic photosensitizer is loaded into the liposomal bilayer formed of synthetic phospholipids; at least one... Agent:

20110160644 - Systems, devices, and methods including catheters configured to release ultraviolet energy absorbing agents: Systems, devices, methods, and compositions are described for providing an actively-controllable disinfecting implantable device configured to, for example, treat or prevent an infection in a biological subject.... Agent: Searete LLC, A Limited Liability Corporation Of The State Of Delaware

20110160643 - Systems, devices, and methods including catheters having acoustically actuatable waveguide components for delivering a sterilizing stimulus to a region proximate a surface of the catheter: Systems, devices, methods, and compositions are described for providing an actively-controllable disinfecting implantable device configured to, for example, treat or prevent an infection in a biological subject.... Agent: Searete LLC, A Limited Liability Corporation Of The State Of Delaware

20110160647 - Angioplasty balloon catheter with active delivery medicament(s) using ultrasonic means: The present disclosure relates to active drug eluting angioplasty balloon which utilizes ultrasonic energy to facilitate the release of the bioactive drug thereby avoids many of the drawbacks of prior art drug eluting devices.... Agent:

20110160645 - Cryo activated drug delivery and cutting balloons: Physical property changes in materials between body temperature and a cryotreatment temperature are used to benefit auxiliary functional structures on a cryotherapy device. The auxiliary functional structures may be drug delivery coatings, cutting balloon blades, balloon stiffeners or force concentrators.... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20110160646 - Micro-burst ultrasonic power delivery: Phacoemulsification apparatus includes a phacoemulsification handpiece having a needle and an electrical system for ultrasonically vibrating said needle along with a power source for providing pulsed electrical power to the handpiece electrical system. Irrigation fluid is provided to the handpiece needle and aspirating fluid is removed from the handpiece needle.... Agent: Abbott Medical Optics Inc.

20110160648 - Medical system and method of use: A system and method for tissue thermotherapy including a source for generating a vapor phase media for treating a space in a human body, such as and intraluminal or intracavity space. The system further includes a filtering member for allowing a recirculation of flowable media about an interface with tissue,... Agent: Tsunami Medtech, LLC

20110160649 - Automated peritoneal dialysis cycler and methods of use: Automated peritoneal dialysis (APD) cycler systems and methods are disclosed. The APD cycler can include a heater tray with load cells configured to measure the weight of fluid contained within a heater bad and/or a drain bag. The load cells can be toggleable between enabled and disabled configurations. The APD... Agent:

20110160651 - Portable medical liquid infusion device: A portable medical liquid infusion device receives an input of a medical liquid infusion rate (cc/hour), the quantity of medical liquid to be infused or the length of time for infusion, and outputs a recognition signal corresponding to the input, thereby allowing a drip interval to be easily adjusted, and... Agent: Lee, Doo Yong

20110160650 - Retention systems and methods: A system for retaining a fluid delivery device, the fluid delivery device may include a reservoir and a plunger arm operatively connected to a plunger head arranged for movement within the reservoir, the plunger arm having an arm portion operatively engageable with a drive member configured to move the plunger... Agent: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.

20110160653 - Infusion pump including pain controlled analgesic (\"pca\") apparatus: An infusion pump includes: a housing, a pump actuator supported by the housing, electronics configured to control the pump actuator, a pain controlled analgesic (“PCA”) input device, a cord having a remote end connected to the PCA input device and a local end connected to the housing, a remote integrated... Agent: Baxter Healthcare S.a.

20110160652 - Modular skin-adherable system for medical fluid delivery: Disclosed is a portable therapeutic fluid dispensing device. The fluid dispensing device includes a reusable part (100) comprising a reusable part housing including at least a controller and a first portion (186) of a driving mechanism, and a disposable part (200) comprising a disposable part housing including at least a... Agent:

20110160654 - Alignment systems and methods: A delivery system for delivering fluidic media may include a second housing configured to be selectively operatively engaged with and disengaged from a first housing portion adapted to be carried by a user. One of the housing portions may support a reservoir for containing fluidic media and a plunger head... Agent: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.

20110160655 - Connection and alignment systems and methods: A delivery system for delivering fluidic media to a user having a second housing portion configured to be selectively operatively engaged with and disengaged from a first housing portion, the first housing portion and the second housing portion configured to be slidable relative to each other to operatively engage each... Agent: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.

20110160656 - Breast pump system: A breast pump system (1) comprises a breast pump arranged to extract milk from a user; and a breathing guidance means configured to provide a suggested breathing pattern to the user. The breathing guidance means may be produced by a motorised breast pump unit (10), or may be a series... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20110160657 - Device for stool drainage: The invention is directed to a device for sealing a natural or artificial opening of the large intestine (colon) or the rectum of a patient and for occluding same and/or for removing stool therefrom, particularly for continuous and/or intermittent irrigation, preferably into an external, bag-like collection container, comprising an inflatable... Agent:

20110160658 - Drug releasing coatings for medical devices: The invention relates to a medical device for delivering a therapeutic agent to a tissue. The medical device has a layer overlying the exterior surface of the medical device. The layer contains a therapeutic agent and an additive. The additive has a hydrophilic part and a hydrophobic part and the... Agent: Lutonix, Inc.

20110160660 - Drug releasing coatings for medical devices: The invention relates to a medical device for delivering a therapeutic agent to a tissue. The medical device has a layer overlying the exterior surface of the medical device. The layer contains a therapeutic agent and an additive. In certain embodiments, the additive has a hydrophilic part and a drug... Agent: Lutonix, Inc.

20110160659 - Drug-delivery balloons: Drug-delivery balloons, as well as related medical devices and methods, are disclosed.... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20110160661 - Balloon with radiopaque adhesive: A radiopaque balloon with a composite wall having a radiopaque adhesive affixing inner and outer layers of the balloon. The radiopaque adhesive provides a radiographic image of the balloon wall with or without the use of a radiopaque contrast media to inflate the balloon. A radiographically fainter image is provided... Agent:

20110160663 - Systems and methods for providing a catheter assembly: A system for controlling fluid flow in a catheter assembly is disclosed herein. An intravenous catheter assembly has a catheter adapter and a needle hub, and the catheter adapter has an inner lumen. A septum is disposed within a portion of the inner lumen, and a slit is formed through... Agent: Becton, Dickinson And Company

20110160662 - Systems and methods for providing a flushable catheter assembly: A flushable catheter assembly having features to enable selective activation of fluid flow through the catheter assembly is disclosed herein. A septum is placed within the catheter adapter of the catheter assembly and includes a pathway that is closed prior to being biased open via a septum activator also positioned... Agent: Becton, Dickinson And Company

20110160664 - Applicator and method for applying lock solution in a catheter: A device for applying a lock solution in a catheter or other access system comprises a syringe (302) having an expulsion arrangement (305, 311) for expelling the lock solution from the device, said expulsion arrangement including a plunger (305) arranged in a housing (304), further comprising a sterile connector (303)... Agent:

20110160665 - Ambulatory infusion device with advanced battery testing and method for testing a battery: Included are embodiments of an ambulatory infusion device. Some embodiments include a battery receiving portion that receives a user-replaceable battery of variable individual characteristics. The user-replaceable battery may serve as a primary power source of the ambulatory infusion device and being successively depleted during application. Similarly, some embodiments include a... Agent: Roche Diagnostics International Ltd.

20110160667 - Activity guard: The fluid infusion system is disclosed that includes a pump housing that has a reservoir cavity and is designed to be pocketable. The reservoir cavity has a rim and helical coupling features formed on an interior face of the reservoir cavity. The fluid infusion system further has a reservoir that... Agent: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.

20110160666 - Engagement and sensing systems and methods: A delivery device for delivering fluidic media may include a second housing portion configured to be selectively engaged with and disengaged from a first housing portion adapted to be carried by a user, a drive device configured to be operatively engageable with a plunger arm connected to a plunger head... Agent: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.

20110160668 - Infusion pump module: An infusion pump module configured to transfer liquid includes a liquid inlet part including an inlet for the liquid; a liquid outlet part including an outlet for the liquid; a pump part including a piezoelectric element; and a flow sensor part configured to measure the flow rate of the liquid... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20110160669 - Inserter for transcutaneous device: The present invention relates to a device comprising a transcutaneous device and an inserter which transcutaneous device has a mounting surface. The device is upon delivery arranged in a sterile packing which packing functions as inserter and is attached to the transcutanous device i.e. the packing and the inserter is... Agent:

20110160670 - Vented drug reservoir unit: A reservoir unit is provided comprising a housing in which a reservoir with a transparent portion is arranged, the housing comprising a window allowing a portion of the reservoir to be inspected. The reservoir unit is adapted to be moved from a first “cold” condition to a second “warm” condition... Agent: Novo Nordisk A/s

20110160671 - Indwelling needle assembly: An indwelling needle assembly comprises an inner needle, a hollow outer needle receiving the inner needle and secured to an outer needle hub having a resin projection, and an elastic protector which has a connection member with a projecting part engageable with the projection and which is detachably connected to... Agent: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

20110160672 - Trocar sleeve: A trocar sleeve includes a distal tubular section, a section which connects to the distal tubular section at a proximal side of the distal tubular section and which is widened proximally, and at least one spiral with a circular outer contour, arranged helically on a periphery of the distal tubular... Agent: Richard Wolf Gmbh

20110160673 - Vascular port: An access port for subcutaneous use in a patient is disclosed. This may include one or more of a housing; a chamber; a needle-penetrable sealing septum providing needle access to said chamber; and a male projection having therein a conduit to said chamber, with the projection adapted to receive a... Agent:

20110160674 - Veterinary syringe for multiple injections: A trigger operated syringe (100) for intramammary injection of antibiotics has a fluid containing syringe cartridge (203) activated by a plunger (206) which is inserted into the syringe cartridge (203A) and expels fluid when the trigger (205) is pulled. A syringe cartridge holding mechanism (223) holds the syringe cartridge in... Agent:

20110160676 - Medical needle assembly: A needle assembly for an injection pen (22) has a sleeve (21) supporting internally a double-ended needle having an injection end and a non-injection end (25). The end of the sleeve surrounding the non-injection end (25) of the needle is divided into deformable segments (28) and is internally threaded for... Agent:

20110160675 - Safety pen needle assembly: In one aspect, a safety pen needle assembly is provided herein which includes a hub with a needle fixed to the hub, the needle having a distal end, formed for insertion into a patient, and a proximal end. The assembly further includes a shield and a biasing member disposed between... Agent: Becton, Dickinson And Company

20110160677 - Dropper device: Unit-dose containers and kits for administering liquid medicament to the buccal cavity of a patient, and related methods of manufacturing such containers, are described. The containers may include a chamber, with a liquid medicament housed therein, and a squeezable region used to deploy the medicament. The container also includes sealing... Agent: Special Products Limited

20110160678 - Alignment and connection systems and methods: A connecting structure for connecting a first member in fluid flow connection with a second member may include a receptacle structure provided on the first member and having an interior chamber and an opening into the interior chamber in which a needle and a pierceable member surrounding a piercing end... Agent: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.

20110160679 - Medical port: A medical port includes a disc-shaped valve 1 in which an insertion hole is formed in a central portion 1a, a base seat 7 that supports the valve from a lower surface side, and a cover 2 that has a fitting hole exposing an upper surface of the central portion... Agent: Jms Co., Ltd.

20110160681 - Systems, devices, and methods including catheters having light removable coatings based on a sensed condition: Systems, devices, methods, and compositions are described for providing an actively-controllable disinfecting implantable device configured to, for example, treat or prevent an infection in a biological subject.... Agent: Searete LLC, A Limited Liability Corporation Of The State Of Delaware

20110160680 - Wire guide with cannula: The present invention generally relates to a medical surgical device and specifically a wire guide for percutaneous placement within a body lumen. The wire guide includes an elongated mandrel having sufficient flexibility and kink resistance and a cannula having a stiffness greater than the mandrel stiffness for sufficient pushability. The... Agent: Cook Incorporated

20110160682 - Medical device: A medical device for the delivery of fluids into or through the wall of a biological space or conduit is described. The medical device comprises one or more actuators, which may exist in a constrained configuration which is substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis of the device or an unconstrained... Agent:

20110160683 - Device for controlling and monitoring vacuum pressure in systems for the suction of biological secretions: The present invention concerns a vacuum pressure control and monitoring device for aspiration of biological secretions from respiratory routes, as well as of other biological fluids. The proposed device consists of a vacuum pressure regulating valve integrated to a monitoring system, which can be coupled together a hospital vacuum network... Agent:

20110160684 - Ostomy appliance: A two piece ostomy appliance is described having: a pouch (12) for receipt of waste; a pouch flange (14) connected to the pouch, the pouch flange having an opening (18) communicating with an interior of the pouch; and a bodyside flange (20) with an opening (24) and a hydrocolloid layer... Agent: Salts Healthcare, Ltd.

20110160685 - Disposable diaper: A liquid-permeating sheet (17) having an antibacterial-containing polymer coating part (31) disposed on the side opposite to the skin side is bonded to a back waist area of a diaper base. When a wearer sweats, the sweat penetrates the antibacterial-containing polymer part (31) through the liquid-permeating sheet (17). The antibacterial... Agent: Unicharm Corporation

20110160686 - Wound dressing and method for producing it: To provide a wound dressing having absorbability and improved so as not to be adhere to wounds, a wound dressing 10 is provided, which includes a perforated material 20 having a top face and a bottom face and having plural through-holes 21, and an absorbent material 30 disposed on the... Agent: Alcare Co., Ltd.

20110160688 - Absorbent article comprising lotion composition comprising omega-6 fatty acid and method of improving skin barrier function: An absorbent article comprises a lotion composition comprising omega-6 fatty acid. A method of improving skin barrier function of vulvar skin comprising the step of contacting the vulvar skin with an absorbent article comprising a body facing surface and a garment facing surface, wherein omega-6 fatty acid is disposed on... Agent:

20110160687 - Nonwoven composite including an apertured elastic film and method of making: An elastic nonwoven composite that contains an elastic film laminated to one or more nonwoven web materials is provided. The composite is formed by passing an extrusion-coated film/nonwoven laminate through a nip to create apertures through both the film and the nonwoven. The apertures are of a size sufficient to... Agent:

20110160689 - High internal phase emulsion comprising photoinitiator: The present invention relates to a High Internal Phase Emulsion (HIPE) and HIPE foams produced therefrom comprising two or more layers and having a photoinitiator.... Agent:

20110160690 - Incontinence brief: An incontinence brief for an adult wearer has an absorbent body having a fluid-permeable inner side, a fluid-tight outer side, and an absorbent liner therebetween. The body is subdivided into a central part adapted to fit in a crotch region of the wearer, a rear part connected to the central... Agent:

20110160691 - Apertured segmented films: Unitary films and laminates thereof are provided having at least first and second film segments which extend adjacent one another and are permanently joined together. The multi-segment films include a pattern of surface embossments on a surface of the first film segment and a pattern of apertures extending through the... Agent:

20110160692 - Method of incorporating leg elastics in a pant-like disposable absorbent garment, and garment made thereby: A method to incorporate leg elastic members into pant-like disposable absorbent garments, and garments made thereby. In particular embodiments, the method includes supplying elastomeric film laminate first and second body panel webs spaced apart from each other. A continuous first leg elastic member is attached to the first body panel... Agent:

20110160693 - Medication-containing container: A medication-containing container includes a container body having at its front end side a mouth section through which liquid can enter and exit the container body and made of a flexible material, and also with a medication contained in the container body and dissolved by the liquid flowing into the... Agent: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

20110160694 - Nanotubes as mitochondrial uncouplers: A method of uncoupling mitochondria in a subject including administering nanotubes to the subject in a therapeutically effective amount, wherein the nanotubes are self-rectifying is provided. A method of decreasing reactive oxygen species and decreasing detrimental loading of Ca2+ into mitochondria is provided, including administering a pharmaceutically effective amount of... Agent: University Of Kentucky Research Foundation

20110160695 - Ambulatory insulin infusion system with bolus administration delay: In one embodiment, an ambulatory insulin infusion system may include an administration module for insulin administration, a data collection module for collecting data relevant for the bolus amount, and a delay module. The administration module may administer insulin continuously according to a basal profile and a bolus on demand. The... Agent: Roche Diagnostics International Ltd.

20110160697 - Device and method for enhanced subcutaneous insulin absorption: Products and methods directed to the improved infusion of fluids are disclosed. Such products and methods can be used to more efficiently and efficaciously administer therapeutic pharmaceuticals to a subject in need of treatment. In many instances, the systems comprise a therapeutic fluid delivery system and a mechanism for enhancing... Agent: Medingo Ltd.

20110160696 - Injection port device adapted for use with insulin pump: An injection port comprises a body having an outlet delivery cannula configured to pierce subcutaneous tissue of a patient to deliver medication. The port includes multiple injection sites, each of which can be used multiple times, and each of which is sealed. Each injection port is configured to temporarily receive... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.

20110160698 - Balloon catheter for treating stenosis of body passages and for preventing threatening restenosis: The present invention is directed to a method for coating catheter balloons with a defined amount of a pharmacologically active agent, wherein the coating method uses a coating device having a volume measuring device for releasing a measurable amount of a coating solution by means of a dispensing device specifically... Agent: Hemoteq Ag

20110160699 - Swallowable drug delivery device and methods of drug delivery: Embodiments of the invention provide swallowable devices, preparations and methods for delivering drugs and other therapeutic agents within the GI tract. Some embodiments provide a swallowable device such as a capsule for delivering drugs into the intestinal wall or other GI lumen. The device comprises a capsule sized to be... Agent: Incube Labs, LLC

20110160700 - Device and method for automatically preparing emulsion drug: In preparation of an emulsion by causing a mixture to flow from one syringe through a connector into another syringe, an object is to prevent the air from being entrained into cylinders and prepare the emulsion containing no air bubble, and another object is to easily prepare a homogeneous emulsion.... Agent: The University Of Tokyo

20110160701 - Medicament administration apparatus: An apparatus for removal of premixed drugs or reconstitution of lyophilized drugs and for the injection of the reconstituted drug into the patient. The apparatus includes a syringe assembly and an adapter assembly that can be removably connected to a medicament container containing a premixed drug or lyophilized medicament. The... Agent:

20110160702 - Double helix reinforced catheter: The intravascular catheter has two segments; a proximal segment with high stiffness and a distal segment with lower stiffness. The catheter can also have an intermediate segment of lower stiffness than the proximal segment and higher stiffness than the distal segment. The catheter comprises a polymeric inner tube, a reinforcing... Agent: Micrus Design Technology, Inc.

20110160704 - Aseptic adjustable aspiration catheter device: An aseptic re-aspiration catheter apparatus for removing body fluids from a human body includes a front connector connected to a guide tube, into which a catheter having a predetermined length is inserted, and an adjustment tube having a predetermined length. The leading end of the adjustment tube is assembled to... Agent: Kyungpook National University Industr-academic Cooperation Foundation

20110160703 - Guidewire: An object of the present invention is to provide a guidewire having high safety and improved flexibility and rotation followability, and capable of directing a catheter with ease. A guidewire of the present invention has an inner coil that surrounds a distal side portion of a core shaft, and an... Agent: Asahi Intecc Co., Ltd.

20110160705 - Guidewire: An object of the present invention is to provide a guidewire having high safety and improved flexibility and rotation followability. This guidewire has an inner coil that surrounds a distal side portion of a core shaft, and an outer coil that surrounds the inner coil and the distal side portion... Agent: Asahi Intecc Co., Ltd.

20110160706 - Urological device: A urological device comprises a urological valve having a plurality of valve leaflets with a region of co-aption between the valve leaflets. The valve has a normally closed configuration in which the valve leaflets are engaged at the region of co-aption and an open configuration in which the leaflets are... Agent: Vysera Biomedical Limited

20110160707 - Compositions, devices and methods for treatment of huntington's disease through intracranial delivery of sirna: The present invention provides devices, small interfering RNAs, and methods for treating a neurodegenerative disorder comprising the steps of surgically implanting a catheter so that a discharge portion of the catheter lies adjacent to a predetermined infusion site in a brain, and discharging through the discharge portion of the catheter... Agent:

20110160708 - Stable non-aqueous single phase viscous vehicles and formulations utlizing such vehicles: This invention relates to stable non-aqueous single phase viscous vehicles and to formulations utilizing such vehicles. The formulations comprise at least one beneficial agent uniformly suspended in the vehicle. The formulation is capable of being stored at temperatures ranging from cold to body temperature for long periods of time. The... Agent: Intarcia Therapeutics, Inc.

  
06/23/2011 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type

20110152739 - Extracorporeal blood treatment apparatus: In an extracorporeal blood treatment apparatus, a user interface (22) has a touch screen for displaying two bar-graphs (24) of pressures in the extracorporeal blood circuit. By touching a bar-graph three alpha-numeric values appear: a reference value (29), an upper safety interval (28) of the pressure, comprised between an upper... Agent: Gambro Lundia Ab

20110152740 - Methods and apparatus for collection of filtered blood components: A method and apparatus for red blood collection and filtration is provided wherein a red blood cell collection assembly provides for leukoreduction filtration concurrent with or soon after the red blood cell separation and collection procedure. After red blood cells have been collected, an unwanted blood component, e.g., buffy coat,... Agent: Caridianbct, Inc.

20110152741 - Cannula system: A cannula system for removing fluid from a patient's vasculature includes a cannula and an obturator. The cannula includes a proximal end, a distal end, and an elongate flexible tube extending therebetween. The cannula has a central lumen. The obturator is sized for insertion into the cannula's central lumen and... Agent:

20110152742 - Pull-activated tampon applicator: A pull-activated applicator includes a barrel, a pledget, a finger grip, and a deployment element. The pledget includes a withdrawal string and is located within the barrel. The barrel, the pledget, and the deployment element are configured such that application of a force to the deployment element in a first... Agent:

20110152743 - Iontophoresis device activated in use: This iontophoresis device activated in use comprises: an absorber 11 formed of a material containing a dry drug 10 and capable of absorbing a liquid; a wall material 13 disposed around the absorber 11, having an adhesive layer 12 on the undersurface thereof; a support 15 disposed on the absorber... Agent:

20110152747 - Medical device with electroactive polymer powered by photovoltaic cell: Medical devices comprising an electroactive polymer powered by a photovoltaic cell. In one embodiment, the medical device has an electroactive component comprising an electroactive polymer. The medical device further comprises a photovoltaic cell as a source of electrical power for electrically stimulating the electroactive polymer. The medical device further comprises... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20110152746 - Methods for generating new hair follicles, treating baldness, and hair removal: The present invention provides methods of treating baldness in a subject and generating new hair follicles, comprising epidermal disruption and administration of a compound that promotes a differentiation of an uncommitted epidermal cell into a hair follicle cell. The present invention also provides methods for hair removal and inducing hair... Agent:

20110152744 - Modulator of vascular permeability using pulsed laser and method for modulating vascular permeability using the same: Disclosed herein is a modulator of vascular permeability using pulsed laser and a method for modulating vascular permeability using the same. More specifically, because the pulsed laser effectively induces vascular permeabilization, effectively delivers intravascular materials into tissues and minimizes insult to the tissues by the induced vascular permeabilization, and locally... Agent: Korea Advanced Institute Of Science And Technology

20110152745 - Pdt treatment method for cellulites and cosmetic use: Methods of treating cellulite by means of percutaneous application of a photosensitizer composition into the area of cellulite buildup followed by light illumination are presented. The photosensitizer can be combined with one or more cellular products including adipose cells and/or collagen that have been previously removed by liposuction. The cosmetic... Agent: Ceramoptec Industries, Ind.

20110152748 - Device, method, and system for neural modulation as vaccine adjuvant in a vertebrate subject: A method for enhancing an immune response in a vertebrate subject is described. The method includes providing at least one energy stimulus configured to modulate one or more nervous system components of the vertebrate subject, and administering one or more immunogen to the vertebrate subject, wherein the at least one... Agent: Searete LLC, A Limited Liability Corporation Of The State Of Delaware

20110152749 - Eye injection device: An injection device for injecting a product into an eye, said device comprising an injection needle and a support on which the injection needle is fixed, said device being characterized in that it comprises a locating mark disposed in such a way that the latter can be placed in contact... Agent: Institut National De La Sante Et De La Recherche Medicale

20110152750 - Systems devices, and methods including catheters configured to monitor and inhibit biofilm formation: Systems, devices, methods, and compositions are described for providing an actively-controllable disinfecting implantable device configured to, for example, treat or prevent an infection in a biological subject.... Agent: Searete LLC, A Limited Liability Corporation Of The State Of Delaware

20110152752 - Systems, devices, and methods including catheters having components that are actively controllable between transmissive and reflective states: Systems, devices, methods, and compositions are described for providing an actively-controllable disinfecting implantable device configured to, for example, treat or prevent an infection in a biological subject.... Agent: Searete LLC, A Limited Liability Corporation Of The State Of Delaware

20110152751 - Systems, devices, and methods including catheters having uv-energy emitting coatings: Systems, devices, methods, and compositions are described for providing an actively-controllable disinfecting implantable device configured to, for example, treat or prevent an infection in a biological subject.... Agent: Searete LLC, A Limited Liability Corporation Of The State Of Delaware

20110152753 - Obturator tip: A surgical instrument for use with a surgical portal apparatus includes an elongate shaft having proximal and distal ends and defining a longitudinal axis and a dilating member disposed at the distal end of the elongate shaft. The dilating member has a first longitudinal arc segment and a second longitudinal... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20110152754 - Bone graft applicator: Disclosed herein is a bone graft applicator assembly including a specially designed applicator, attached to a reservoir of bone graft material, such that the graft material can be moved into the delivery portion while the tip of the delivery portion is in place. The instantly disclosed device allows for the... Agent:

20110152755 - Device for injecting solid matter: A device (1; 1001) for injecting solid matter (500; 1500) into a human or animal body (600; 1600) comprises a housing (100; 1100), a syringe body (200; 1200) for holding the solid matter (500; 1500), connected to a cannula (220; 1220), a primary plunger (230; 1230), which can be displaced... Agent: Forteq Nidau Ag

20110152757 - Medicinal fluid delivery systems and methods for priming the same: Medicinal fluid delivery systems and methods for priming the same are disclosed. The systems may be configured to measure an electro-transmissive quality of a medicinal fluid when: medicinal fluid is dispensed into a fluid delivery path, a proximal end of the fluid delivery path is in contact with a first... Agent: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.

20110152756 - Refill of implantable fluid delivery devices based on therapeutic fluid expiration: An expiration time of a therapeutic fluid delivered by an implantable fluid delivery device is employed to calculate a fill volume and determine a refill interval for the fluid. The expiration time of the therapeutic fluid may be based on or dictated by a stability time set by the manufacturer... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20110152758 - Injector and dual-chamber system having sterile components: The invention relates to a single-use injector (4) and a dual-chamber system (99), wherein at least one first chamber (105) is part of a cylinder-piston unit (100) that can be received in the single-use injector, and wherein the second chamber (255) is part of a container (250) that can be... Agent:

20110152759 - Use of biomarkers and therapeutic agents with surgical devices: Biomarkers are collected and used to determine biological propensities of a patient, to determine the efficacy of medical devices, to select and administer therapeutic agents, to select medical devices, to make adjustments to medical devices, and/or to adjust surgical techniques. An apparatus includes a port to draw a biological fluid... Agent:

20110152760 - Deployment and dilation with an expandable roll sock delivery system: An expandable roll sock delivery catheter includes an inner tube, an outer tube having a distal outer tube end, and a medical device, such as a self-expanding stent, collapsibly disposed over the inner tube and concentrically oriented between the inner tube and the outer tube. A hollow tube of expandable... Agent: Cook Incorporated

20110152761 - Illuminating balloon catheter and method for using the catheter: A directionally limited illuminating balloon catheter includes a multi-lumen shaft having a distal end and a hollow balloon portion disposed at the distal end and inflated through the shaft, the balloon portion having a light source illuminating only a portion of the environment outside the balloon portion. The balloon portion... Agent:

20110152762 - Enteral feeding catheter assembly incorporating an indicator: A catheter assembly incorporating a pre-biased indicator, the assembly includes a catheter having a proximal end, a distal end, and catheter walls defining a catheter lumen. The assembly further includes a base located at the proximal end of the catheter, the base defining an opening to the catheter lumen, the... Agent:

20110152763 - Expandable iliac sheath and method of use: Disclosed is an expandable transluminal sheath, for introduction into the body while in a first, collapsed cross-sectional configuration, subsequent expansion of at least a part of the distal end of the sheath to a second, enlarged cross-sectional configuration, and subsequent removal in a third, collapsed cross-sectional configuration. The sheath is... Agent: Onset Medical Corporation

20110152764 - Balloon catheter having improved balloon seal: The end cap is preferably formed of a relatively high durometer material with an inner surface on an outer surface of the shaft and on an outer surface of the balloon skirt section, and contacts a compression member on the balloon outer surface. The configuration prevents or inhibits failure at... Agent: Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.

20110152766 - Implant with coating: One embodiment of the invention relates to an implant with a coating containing at least one active pharmaceutical substance. The inventive implant is characterized in that the coating is covered by a protective layer comprising or containing one or more materials from the group including shellac, vinylpyrrolidone-vinyl acetate copolymer, vinyl... Agent:

20110152765 - Medical device with expandable body for drug delivery by capsules: Medical devices using an expandable body to deliver a therapeutic agent. In one particular embodiment, the medical device comprises a tubular catheter and an inner expandable body (e.g., a scaffolding) contained within the catheter. The inner expandable body is connected to a core wire for advancing or retracting the inner... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20110152767 - Method and apparatus for drug delivery: Disposable injection devices are disclosed herein. In an exemplary arrangement, the disposable injection device comprises an annular sleeve, a predetermined pre-injection quantity of a substance configured for selective injection, and a temperature control element. The annular sleeve at least partially defines a dispensing chamber therein. The predetermined pre-injection quantity of... Agent:

20110152768 - Treatment of solid tumors with tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases (timps): The invention belongs to the field of therapies for solid cancers, in particular, skin cancer. Compositions comprising tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases (TIMPs) linked to anchors for anchoring TIMP into a cell membrane and heatlabile vesicles are provided. Also provided are uses of TIMP or TIMP constructs for treating solid cancers... Agent:

20110152770 - Infusion pump system with disposable cartridge having pressure venting and pressure feedback: Embodiments are directed to portable infusion devices, systems, and methods of using the same for dispensing materials. In some cases, the devices, systems and methods may be used for infusing a material such as medicament, e.g., insulin, into a body in need thereof.... Agent: Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc.

20110152769 - Methods and systems for adjusting an insulin delivery profile of an insulin pump: Systems and methods are disclosed for adjusting the delivery times of an insulin delivery profile of an insulin pump, wherein the insulin pump is operable to automatically deliver insulin to a person having diabetes based on an operating time of the internal clock and a delivery time of an insulin... Agent: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.

20110152771 - Rotating optical catheter tip for optical coherence tomography: The present invention relates to a rotating catheter tip for optical coherence tomography based on the use of an optical fiber that does not rotate, that is enclosed in a catheter, which has a tip rotates under the influence of a fluid drive system to redirect light from the fiber... Agent: Volcano Corporation

20110152772 - Peristaltic pump with bi-directional pressure sensor: Fluid delivery apparatus includes a peristaltic pump having an upstream end for receiving a fluid from a fluid source and a downstream end for delivering the fluid to a fluid target. A single pressure sensor is configured to measure, in alternation, an input pressure of the pump at the upstream... Agent: Q-core Medical Ltd

20110152773 - Trocar cannula device with retention feature: A trocar cannula is disclosed. The trocar cannula comprises a cannula having at least one tab member formed therein. Each tab member is configured to provide a retention force between the cannula and tissue when the tab member is placed in a deformed position. The tab member is selectively moveable... Agent:

20110152774 - Ophthalmic valved trocar cannula: In various embodiments, a trocar cannula may be configured for insertion into an eye to facilitate insertion and removal of instruments during surgery. The cannula may be affixed to an overcap (to inhibit rotation of the overcap relative to the cannula) that includes a seal. In some embodiments, the seal... Agent:

20110152775 - Ophthalmic valved trocar vent: In various embodiments, a trocar cannula may be configured for insertion into an eye to facilitate insertion and removal of instruments during surgery. The cannula may be affixed to an overcap (to inhibit rotation of the overcap relative to the cannula) that includes a seal. In some embodiments, the seal... Agent:

20110152776 - Surgical instrument cleaning arrangement: The instrument cleaning apparatus of the present disclosure facilitates the cleaning of a scope inserted through a sealed portal during a surgical procedure by providing a cleaning solution within the operating cavity so that the surgical instrument doesn't have to be removed therefrom. In an embodiment, a surgical access device... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20110152777 - Powered variable seal diameter trocar employing a winepress mechanism: A surgical access apparatus includes an access member having a longitudinal passageway providing access to a tissue site. An elongated seal member mounted to the access member has an orifice with a variable inner dimension. The elongated seal member establishes a sealing relation about an instrument and is associated with... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20110152779 - Catheter clip: The invention provides a device for securing an invasive medical implementation, such as a catheter, to a patient. The device generally combines an adherent surface that attaches the device to the skin and a flexible clasping means to grasp the catheter and reversibly secure it to the device.... Agent: Jaymore Enterprises Limited

20110152778 - Mounting pad: A mounting pad comprising an adhesive layer (2), said adhesive layer being provided with a removable release liner (3). The release liner being divided into at least two sections (3A, 3B) and each of the at least two said sections of the release liner is provided with one or more... Agent: Unomedical A/s

20110152780 - Cylindrical holder for pharmaceutical product container intended to be set in rotation: A cylindrical holder for housing a pharmaceutical product container in a hand-piece of a surgical instrument for perforating dense tissue of a human or animal body and injecting a pharmaceutical product behind or in the tissue. The cylindrical holder connects an injection needle with the container. The holder has a... Agent: Dentalhitec

20110152781 - Medicament delivery device: The present invention relates to a medicament delivery device comprising a generally tubular distal housing part (10; 110) having opposite proximal and distal ends, wherein third mechanically coded interface means (11; 111) are arranged on its proximal end; a generally tubular proximal housing (20; 120) part having opposite proximal and... Agent: Shl Group Ab

20110152782 - Cover for the tip of a sharp medical device: A cover (40) to encompass the tip of a sharp medical device such as a needle (41). In particular the cover (40) is to cover the tip (42) of the needle (41). The cover (40) has a body (43) integrally formed of resilient material and having a passage (44) through... Agent:

20110152783 - Automatic needle device: An automatic needle device including a housing element, at least one resilient element arranged to be located within the housing element, at least one needle bearing element adapted, when actuated, to be displaced by the at least one resilient element with respect to the housing element from a non-penetration position... Agent: Dali Medical Devices Ltd.

20110152784 - Pen-type injector: The present invention relates to injectors, such as pen-type injectors, that provide for administration of medicinal products from a multidose-cartridge and permit a user to set the delivery dose. The injector may include a housing, a piston rod adapted to operate through the housing, a dose dial sleeve located between... Agent:

20110152785 - Syringe piston with check valve seal: A fluid syringe of the type used with fluid infusion devices is presented here. The fluid syringe generally includes a barrel, a piston, and a check valve seal. The barrel has an interior wall and a sealed main fluid chamber. The piston is slidably coupled within the barrel, and the... Agent: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.

20110152787 - Connector for transferring fluid and method of use: A connector for transferring fluid and method therefor. The connector may have a first port, a second port, and a third port which may be coupled together at a main channel with a first valve element therein controlling fluid flow through the first port. The first valve element is supported... Agent: Carefusion 303, Inc.

20110152786 - Medical devices including a non-polar silicone matrix and a radiation resistant component: The disclosure is directed to a sterilized medical device including a non-polymerized blend including a silicone matrix material and a radiation resistant component.... Agent: Saint-gobain Performance Plastics Corporation

20110152788 - Access assembly with dual anchor and seal capabilities: A cannula assembly includes a cannula adapted for insertion within tissue and having a longitudinal passage extending along a longitudinal axis of the cannula for passage of a surgical instrument. An expandable member is mounted to the cannula and longitudinally spaced from a distal end of the cannula. The expandable... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20110152791 - Medical instrument: A medical instrument to be inserted into a living body before being used. The medical instrument is provided with a medical instrument main body including a long linear body having flexibility on which a coating layer covering at least the outer periphery on the distal side thereof is formed. The... Agent: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

20110152789 - Systems, devices, and methods including catheters having components that are actively controllable between two or more wettability states: Systems, devices, methods, and compositions are described for providing an actively-controllable disinfecting implantable device configured to, for example, treat or prevent an infection in a biological subject.... Agent: Searete LLC, A Limited Liability Corporation Of The State Of Delaware

20110152790 - Systems, devices, and methods including catheters having self-cleaning surfaces: Systems, devices, methods, and compositions are described for providing an actively-controllable disinfecting implantable device configured to, for example, treat or prevent an infection in a biological subject.... Agent: Searete LLC, A Limited Liability Corporation Of The State Of Delaware

20110152792 - Microneedle array using porous substrate and production method thereof: In order to produce a microneedle array which includes a macromolecular drug such as a vaccine antigen and insulin at its acral portion using a water-soluble thread-forming polymer for a base, there is a need for a substrate which enables a solvent to be efficiently removed so that a base... Agent: Bioserentach Co., Ltd.

20110152793 - Surgical instrument for injecting a pharmaceutical product through dense tissue of a human or animal body and method for perforating said dense tissue: A surgical instrument for perforating dense tissue of a human or animal body and for injecting a pharmaceutical product behind the tissue. The instrument includes a hand-piece with a housing for a pharmaceutical product container. The hand-piece has two opposite ends, one of which includes an axial throughway leading into... Agent: Dentalhitec

20110152794 - Throat obstruction dislodging device and method for its use: A device that helps clear an obstruction lodged in a person's throat has a barrel with a proximal end and an open distal end. A plunger assembly is slidably received within the barrel through the proximal end such that drawing the plunger outwardly from the proximal end produces a suction... Agent:

20110152796 - Systems, methods, and devices for restoring lymphatic flow associated with a subcutaneous defect in a patients body: Methods, devices, and systems are disclosed that help to restore lymphatic flow associated with a subcutaneous defect in a patient's body by approximating portions of the subcutaneous defect using reduced pressure and a tissue-approximating device. The tissue approximating device may include a curved member that is formed from a semi-rigid... Agent:

20110152795 - Transparent facial treatment mask: The present invention features a facial mask comprising a water-insoluble, nonwoven substrate sized and shaped to lie against the face of a human user having an Average Wet Transparency Percentage of at least about 25% and/or a Percent Increase in Transparency of at least about 50%. Methods of treating the... Agent:

20110152797 - Prostaglandins and analogues as agents for lowering intraocular pressure: The present invention relates to cyclopentane heptenoic acid-5-cis-2-(3α-hydroxy or lower alkyloxy-5-thienylpentyl)-3,5-dihydroxy, [1α, 2β, 3α, 5α] compounds, lower alkyl, hydroxyl lower alkyl and indole lower alkyl amides and esters thereof as potent ocular hypotensives that are particularly suited for the management of glaucoma.... Agent: Allergan, Inc.

20110152800 - Attachment device for use in the vacuum therapy of wounds: Attachment device (2) for use in the vacuum therapy of wounds, with a conduit (4) to which a vacuum can be applied, with a large-surface vacuum-tight mounting means (6), to whose topside (9) facing away from the wound the conduit (4) is vacuum-tightly fastened, wherein the mounting means (6) can... Agent:

20110152798 - Element for facilitating the cutting to size of a dressing for vacuum therapy of a wound: A device for use in the vacuum therapy of wounds comprising an air-impermeable cover material for the air-tight closure of the wound and the wound environment, a liquid-permeable wound dressing, a means for functional connection of the wound space to a source of vacuum located outside the cover material, so... Agent:

20110152799 - Reduced-pressure, multi-orientation, liquid-collection canister: A liquid-collection canister includes a liquid collection chamber defined by at least one wall and a first and second gas-communication pathway formed within the at least one wall. A first aperture is positioned between the first gas-communication pathway and the liquid collection chamber to allow gaseous communication between the liquid... Agent:

20110152801 - Device for facilitating semen collection: In a device to facilitate the collection of semen, a flange is provided for a semen cup, which extends inwardly from the wall of the cup and defines a central opening, thereby providing a peripheral flange to prevent semen from flowing back out and allowing the cup to be held... Agent: Klaus Michael Andreas Vollrath

20110152802 - Incontinence diaper/underwear system: The Incontinence Diaper/Underwear System is a wearable undergarment, that is specially configured with a urination receptacle in the man's version. The Incontinence Diaper/Underwear System is essentially envisioned as a cotton or rubber brief-type undergarment that features a standard, elastic waistband that expands to accommodate waist sizes from twenty-seven inches to... Agent:

20110152803 - Compositions for repelling fluid and uses thereof: wherein R1, R2, R3, R5, R6, R8 and R9 are independently linear or branched, substituted or unsubstituted, saturated or unsaturated, C3-C22 alkyl or alkenyl groups, R4 is a linear or branched, substituted or unsubstituted, saturated or unsaturated, C3-C22 alkylene or alkenylene moiety, and R7 is a linear or branched, substituted... Agent:

20110152804 - Absorbent article comprising a malodor control composition having an acid catalyst: An absorbent article comprising a malodor control composition having at least one volatile aldehyde and an acid catalyst, and methods of use thereof, are provided. The malodor control composition is suitable for a variety of absorbent articles, including use in diapers, toddler training pants, adult incontinence garments, sanitary napkins, pantiliners,... Agent:

20110152806 - Absorbent article having a signal composite: An absorbent article comprises a signal composite comprising a carrier substrate layer, a first stimulation layer, a second stimulation layer, a first thermoplastic adhesive layer and a second thermoplastic adhesive layer. The carrier substrate layer is disposed as a bottom layer of the signal composite. The first stimulation layer comprises... Agent:

20110152805 - Water-triggered coloring or color changing indicator: An ink formulation that includes a reversible color-developing complex formed from a dye precursor molecule having a triarylmethane derivative structure modified with a leaving-group (L) that disassociates from said dye precuror when subjected to environmental conditions of either a neutral or acidic pH value is described. Also the invention pertains... Agent:

20110152807 - Article including a biodegradable textile material: An article includes: a biodegradable textile material which includes a liquid absorbent layer made of a fiber material selected from rayon, cotton, linen, and synthetic fibers; and a liquid-impermeable layer bonded to the liquid absorbent layer, and made from a biodegradable composition including polybutylene succinate as a major component.... Agent: Minima Technology Co., Ltd.

20110152808 - Resilient absorbent coform nonwoven web: A resilient coform nonwoven web that contains a matrix of meltblown fibers and an absorbent material is provided. The meltblown fibers may constitute from 45 wt % to about 99 wt % of the web and the absorbent material may constitute from about 1 wt % to about 55 wt... Agent:

20110152809 - Absorbent core with pattern of adhesive: An absorbent core comprising super absorbent polymer particles and a pattern of adhesive for use in disposable absorbent articles, for example for the absorption of menses or blood.... Agent:

20110152812 - Absorbent article comprising a synthetic polymer derived from a renewable resource and methods of producing said article: An absorbent article is disclosed having a topsheet, a backsheet joined with the topsheet, an absorbent core disposed between the topsheet and the backsheet, and a synthetic superabsorbent polymer derived from a first renewable resource via at least one intermediate compound, wherein said superabsorbent polymer exhibits a defined Saline Flow... Agent:

20110152810 - Elastic fiber containing an anti-tack additive: Embodiments of the disclosure include elastomeric stretch fibers containing an anti-tack agent, methods of preparing the fiber, methods of using this fiber, articles including this fiber, and the like.... Agent: Invista North America S.a.r.l.

20110152811 - Stretch articles including polyolefin elastic fiber: b

20110152813 - Absorbent article with channel portion: An absorbent article includes a liquid pervious body side liner, a liquid impervious outer cover, and an absorbent core located between the body side liner and the outer cover. The absorbent core includes a first absorbent portion, a second absorbent portion, and a channel portion. The channel portion extends the... Agent:

20110152814 - Non-woven biodegradable hygiene product: A non-woven biodegradable disposable personal product such as a diaper including an absorbent core formed of starch grains or flakes and hydrogel dispersed in viscose fluff. The personal product further includes an outer cover, a hydrophobic layer, a biodegradable film and a hydrophilic layer. The hydrophobic layer, the biodegradable film... Agent: Senevens International Ltd.

20110152816 - Absorbent article having improved signal member: An absorbent article comprises a signal element having a body-facing surface, a garment-facing surface, a longitudinal direction, a transverse direction and a z-direction. The signal element includes a water-soluble polymeric buffering film and a stimulation material. The water-soluble polymeric buffering film comprises a water-soluble base polymer. In some aspects, the... Agent:

20110152815 - Biodegradable and breathable film: Breathable and biodegradable polymeric film materials of the invention are highly suitable for use in personal care absorbent articles and other articles. The film includes a biodegradable polymer resin, a thermoplastic starch, a filler and optionally, a protein. The breathable film has a renewable natural polymer component.... Agent:

20110152818 - Melt-processed films of thermoplastic cellulose and microbial aliphatic polyester: Films made from a thermoplastic cellulose and microbially-derived, renewable and biodegradable aliphatic polyester such as polyhydroxyalkanoates are disclosed. The films, made from two relatively brittle materials exhibit more ductility and strength than the materials from which the film is made. The film may be incorporated into absorbent personal care product... Agent:

20110152817 - Pants-type wearing article: A wearing article configured so that the wearing article can be smoothly put on the wearer's body even when the wearer is in the chair. The wearing article includes front and rear waist regions, of which at least the rear waist region is elasticized. The wearing article further includes fastening... Agent:

20110152819 - Elastomeric diaper fastening tab: A diaper fastening system including at least one elastomeric connection tab disposed at a side portion of the diaper. The connection tab has a body portion of stitch-bonded construction including an elastomeric expansion zone. The elastomeric expansion zone includes an inelastic stitching substrate of fibrous material with a plurality of... Agent:

20110152820 - Barrier coatings for fluids contacting medical devices: The invention relates to methods and materials that, for example, function to increase the barrier properties of containers including polymeric drug medication reservoirs and related containers such as infusion set tubing. Embodiments of the invention include aqueous container systems having containers coated with a composition selected to have one or... Agent: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.

20110152821 - Lid for closing a cup: A lid (2) for closing a cup (1) along a peripheral sealing edge (10) and a method for producing such a lid. The lid includes at least one aluminum film and an optionally multi-layered plastic layer which is co-extruded onto the aluminum film and has a closed predetermined tearing line... Agent: Constantia Teich Gmbh

20110152822 - Ampoule comprising an ampoule holder: An ampoule holder for receiving an ampoule that has a closure element with a radial projection, the ampoule holder including an ampoule seat and a securing member operably coupled to the ampoule seat, wherein the radial projection of the closure element can be arranged between the ampoule seat and securing... Agent:

20110152828 - Dosage control for drug delivery system: A method for delivering intravenous drugs to a patient comprising programming a drug delivery system, including a controller and an infusion pump, with a maintenance rate or a loading dose for a drug and causing the drug delivery system to (a) calculate a loading dose based on the maintenance rate... Agent:

20110152827 - Drug delivery pump drive using linear piezoelectric motor: A drug delivery pump drive which uses a linear piezoelectric motor to advance a syringe piston to deliver a liquid drug and a method thereof are disclosed. The pump drive, provided in a drug delivery pump, provides silent operation and very low energy consumption compared to electric motor-based drives. The... Agent:

20110152826 - Infusion pump: Infusion pumps according to the present invention maximize fluid throughput while minimizing vaporization of gas by employing specific flow path architecture, flow path dimensional ranges, and voltage and frequency ranges for activation of piezoelectric bodies.... Agent: K&y Corporation

20110152824 - Infusion pump system with disposable cartridge having pressure venting and pressure feedback: Embodiments are directed to portable infusion devices, systems, and methods of using the same for dispensing materials. In some cases, the devices, systems and methods may be used for infusing a material such as medicament, e.g., insulin, into a body in need thereof.... Agent: Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc.

20110152825 - Pressure monitoring in a modular administering device: An administering device for administering a fluid product through the use of pressure, the device being modular, including a base unit and a cartridge, the base unit containing driving components and the cartridge adapted to be connected detachably to the base unit, wherein the cartridge has a fluid reservoir and... Agent:

20110152823 - Thrombus removal device and system: Devices and methods for removing a thrombus (clot) from a vascular structure of a living subject. An embodiment of a thrombus removal device comprises first and second annular members, the first annular member being adapted to slide over a guidewire placed in a vascular structure, the second annular member being... Agent: Acist Medical Systems, Inc.

20110152829 - Patient fluid management system: A patient fluid care system that provides an integrated solution for managing patient fluids by precisely controlling one or more infusion pumps; monitoring real-time patient sensors, and pharmaceutical information; and deriving patient status and the status of pharmaceuticals administer to the patient based upon such monitoring and controlling; and automatically... Agent: K&y Corporation

20110152830 - Systems and methods for managing and delivering patient therapy through electronic drug delivery systems: In example methods and systems described, a medical device can store information locally and in a separate database on a server, for example. If the device fails, or a patient is moved to a second device, information may be transferred to the second device such that the second device can... Agent: Hospira, Inc.

20110152833 - Apparatus and methods for treating tissue using passive injection systems: Methods and apparatus are provided for treating damaged tissue using apparatus that atraumatically delivers a bioactive agent within the tissue, wherein the apparatus provides a column of stem cells may be advanced simultaneously with a needle during needle insertion, and then held stationary or injected at low pressure while retracting... Agent: Nexeon Medsystems

20110152832 - Needle safety mechanism: A syringe needle safety apparatus comprising a syringe barrel having an open end and an opposite end adapted for a needle and a needle safety cover displaceable between a un-deployed state wherein the cover is constrained and the needle exposed, and a deployed state wherein the cover covers at least... Agent: Yukon Medical, LLC

20110152831 - Peristaltic pump with linear flow control: A peristaltic pump includes a conduit having a first end for receiving a fluid from a reservoir and a second end for delivering the fluid. A plurality of fingers are disposed at respective locations along a segment of the conduit and are configured to alternately compress and release the conduit... Agent: Q-core Medical Ltd

20110152834 - Safety device for drug delivery devices and containers: A drug administration safety device having a label configured to be attached to a drug container such as a syringe or IV bag, an adhesive on the back face of the label, and a backing or substrate for holding the label and protecting the adhesive prior to the application of... Agent: Pharmedium Services, LLC

20110152835 - Methods and compositions for the repair and/or regeneration of damaged myocardium: Methods, compositions, and kits for repairing damaged myocardium and/or myocardial cells including the administration cytokines are disclosed and claimed. Methods and compositions for the development of large arteries and vessels are also disclosed and claimed. The present application also discloses and claims methods and media for the growth, expansion, and... Agent: New York Medical College

20110152836 - Method and apparatus for arterial and venous cannulation: A method and apparatus for cannulating vessels and cavities are provided. Such an apparatus includes a y-adaptor having a front leg configured to hold a needle, a guide-wire leg configured to receive a guide-wire, and a syringe leg configured to hold a syringe for aspiration. Once the needle is inserted... Agent: Board Of Supervisors Of Louisiana State University And Agricultural And Mechanical College

20110152837 - Infiltration cannula: An infiltration cannula and method of using the infiltration cannula during an infiltration procedure are disclosed herein. The infiltration cannula includes: a tubular needle and a hub. The tubular needle has a proximal end and a distal end. The tubular needle also has a plurality of apertures disposed in a... Agent:

20110152838 - Devices for delivering a medicament and methods for ameliorating pain: A device for delivering a medicament to a patient in need thereof includes: (a) an injector including a first end configured to remain outside a nasal passage of the patient and a second end configured for entry into the nasal passage of the patient, wherein the injector is moveable between... Agent:

20110152839 - Implantable device with intravesical tolerability and methods of treatment: Intravesical devices are provided that are wholly deployable within the bladder of a patient in need of treatment and are well tolerated by the patient. The device may include an elastic body having a retention shape having (i) dimensions that provide intravesical mobility and that prevent voiding of the medical... Agent: Taris Biomedical, Inc.

20110152840 - Methods for reducing the occurrence of preterm delivery and other pregnancy-related conditions: The present invention relates to methods and kits for reducing the occurrence of preterm delivery and other pregnancy-related conditions in pregnant female subjects exhibiting one or more risk factors for preterm delivery and other pregnancy-related conditions. For example, the present invention relates to methods for reducing the occurrence of preterm... Agent: Drugtech Corporation

20110152841 - Medical connector device: To provide a medical connector device capable of preventing a backflow of liquid from a catheter and ensuring excellent watertight sealing in a connector. The medical connector device includes a catheter (2), a catheter hub (30) having a leading end portion supporting a base portion of the catheter (2), a... Agent:

20110152842 - Drainage catheter tip shape configuration: A percutaneous catheter includes a longitudinal catheter shaft having a distal end, a proximal end, a hollow portion, and a wall portion, a wire embedded within said wall portion at said distal end wherein said wire forms a pigtail curve when in a relaxed state, and a stylet capable of... Agent:

20110152843 - Medical device for short time use with quickly releasable antibacterial agent: p

  
06/16/2011 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type

20110144556 - Life support system: A life support system such as a heart-lung machine may include a plurality of medical devices a control panel and an excellent control position. The control panel may have separate control elements for operating the medical devices. The control panel may be constructed protruding essentially flat over a floor area... Agent: Sorin Group Deutschland Gmbh

20110144557 - Dialysis systems and methods including cassette with fluid heating and air removal: A dialysis fluid system includes an instrument including a pump actuator and a fluid heater, and a dialysis fluid cassette. The dialysis fluid cassette includes a rigid portion defining a pumping section for operation with the pump actuator and a heating section for operation with the fluid heater. The heating... Agent: Baxter Healthcare S.a.

20110144558 - Fluid filled implants for treating medical conditions: An implant for treating medical disorders includes a first chamber having a flexible outer layer that surrounds a flexible inner layer, a second chamber in communication with the first chamber, and a fluid transfer assembly adapted for transferring fluid between the second chamber and the first chamber for selectively modifying... Agent: Ethicon, Inc.

20110144560 - Incisionless gastric bypass method and devices: A system and method for endoscopically forming an anastomosis between two naturally adjacent points in the digestive tract. The system and method utilizes elongate magnetic devices that, when connected across a tissue boundary, necrose tissue until an anastomosis forms and the devices are passed naturally. Despite the elongate shape of... Agent: Medical And Surgical Review, P.C.

20110144559 - Medical drainage devices with carbon-based structures for inhibiting growth of fibroblasts: Drainage devices for draining a fluid from a patient during treatment of a medical condition body are disclosed. The drainage devices comprise a body defining at least one conduit through the body from a distal end of the body to a proximal end of the body. The body comprises at... Agent:

20110144561 - Applicator for tampon: An applicator for a tampon comprises an outer cylinder (2) containing an absorber (4) therein and provided with a petal-like components (8) for pushing out the absorber (4) on one side thereof and with a grip cylinder (7) on the other side thereof, and an inner tube (3) which is... Agent: Unicharm Corporation

20110144565 - Combination of a tiliroside and a peptide: The invention relates to a combination including at least one bioflavonoid, in particular tiliroside, and at least one peptide, in particular palmitoyl Lysine-Valine-5 diaminohydroxybutyrate. The invention also relates to a cosmetic or dermatological composition containing said combination.... Agent: Laboratoires Clarins

20110144563 - Cosmetic treatment method involving photo-polymerization of a composition: The present invention relates to a cosmetic treatment method comprising: a) depositing a composition on keratinous materials or on an artificial surface having relief that is based on that of keratinous materials, the composition being polymerizable under the action of a light stimulus; b) directing a light beam from a... Agent:

20110144564 - Enhanced noninvasive collagen remodeling: A method and apparatus for treatment of skin or other tissue, using a source of thermal, electromagnetic radiation, electrical current, ultrasonic, mechanical or other type of energy, to cause minimally-invasive thermally-mediated effects in skin or other tissue which stimulates a wound-healing response, in conjunction with topical agents or other wound... Agent:

20110144562 - Localized pharmacological treatment of ocular tissue using high-intensity pulsed electrical fields: A high-intensity pulsed-electrical-field (HIPEF) apparatus treats ocular tissue within a localized portion of an eye with a pharmacological solution. To mitigate risk of damage to adjacent, healthy ocular tissue, the apparatus delivers the solution to only a portion of the eye and then alters the effectiveness of at least some... Agent: Alcon Research, Ltd.

20110144566 - Systems, devices, and methods including catheters having an actively controllable therapeutic agent delivery component: Systems, devices, methods, and compositions are described for providing an actively-controllable disinfecting implantable device configured to, for example, treat or prevent an infection in a biological subject.... Agent: Searete LLC, A Limited Liability Corporation Of The State Of Delaware

20110144567 - Phacoemulsification hand piece with integrated aspiration pump and cartridge: An ophthalmic surgical hand piece comprises a driver coupled to a horn. The horn is coupled to a needle. An aspiration pump is integral with the hand piece and is located close to the needle. The aspiration pump comprises a motor coupled to a shaft. A removable cartridge comprises a... Agent: Alcon Research, Ltd.

20110144568 - Apparatus and method for preparing foam: A device and a method for preparing foam are provided. The device includes a first housing having a first chamber therein and a first movable member positioned at least partially within the first housing. The device also includes a second housing having a second chamber therein, the second chamber being... Agent: Cook Incorporated

20110144569 - Peritoneal dialysis machine touch screen user interface: A peritoneal dialysis machine including a membrane pump and a touch screen display that includes a mode-indicating portion and an operation-descriptive portion, the mode-indicating portion having a plurality of touch sensitive indicia each indicating one of a plurality of modes in which the machine can operate, the display being used... Agent: Baxter Healthcare S.a.

20110144570 - Systems and methods for performing peritoneal dialysis: Systems and methods for providing multiple pass continuous flow dialysis therapy are provided. The present invention includes a fluid circuit connected to a patient via a catheter thereby defining a fluid loop along which a therapy fluid including a dialysate can be continuously circulated into, through and out of a... Agent: Baxter Healthcare S.a.

20110144571 - Suction device: A suction device includes an outer tube having an inlet at a first end and an inner suction tube located within the outer tube, the inner suction tube having an inlet at a first end corresponding to the first end of the outer tube. The inlet of the inner suction... Agent:

20110144572 - Steering engagement catheter devices, systems, and methods: Steering engagement catheter devices, systems, and methods of using the same for accessing tissue, including the internal and external tissues of the heart, are disclosed. In at least one embodiment, a steering engagement catheter is provided, comprising an elongated tube having a proximal end, a distal end, and a first... Agent:

20110144573 - Bio-medical unit system for medication control: A system includes bio-medical units, a wireless communication module, and a wireless power source. A bio-medical unit includes a power harvesting module, a communication module, a processing module, and a medication control module for performing a medication control function and generating a medication response. The wireless communication module is operable... Agent: Broadcom Corporation

20110144574 - Apparatus, systems and methods for an infusion pump assembly: A system for delivery of a volume of infusible fluid. The system includes a controller configured to calculate a trajectory for delivering infusible fluid, the trajectory comprising at least one volume of fluid, and determine a schedule for delivering the at least one volume of fluid according to the trajectory,... Agent: Deka Research & Development Corp.

20110144575 - Method and apparatus for minimizing post-infarct ventricular remodeling: A cardiac rhythm management device for in which pre-excitation pacing is applied to one or more sites in proximity to an infarcted region of the ventricular myocardium. Such pacing servers to either prevent or minimize post-infarct remodeling.... Agent:

20110144576 - Catheter orientation control system mechanisms: Catheter orientation control system mechanisms which facilitate the operation of multiple degrees of freedom of a steerable catheter system can be used for any procedure where catheter orientation relative to the body is desirable. Such systems may comprise a handle having a distal portion which is rotatable independently of the... Agent: Voyage Medical, Inc.

20110144580 - dilator and a method of manufacturing the same: A Dilator and a method of manufacturing the same A medical dilator for a gastrostomy feeding tube comprising a first portion (12) a second portion (38) and a central filament (34) having a first end and a second end wherein the first end of the central filament (34) is connected... Agent:

20110144579 - Hydrophilic coating: A hydrophilic, lubricious coating for a substrate includes a first coating layer having a cross-linked polyurethane or polyurea complexed with poly(ethylene oxide) formed by reacting a mixture of an isocyanate, a polyol or polyamine, and a poly(ethylene oxide), and a second coating layer having a cross-linked polyurethane or polyurea complexed... Agent:

20110144577 - Hydrophilic coatings with tunable composition for drug coated balloon: A tunable coating formulation is described for a drug delivery balloon comprising a therapeutic agent, an excipient and a plasticizer. The tunable coating includes a first therapeutic agent and a first excipient, and can have a second therapeutic agent and a second excipient. The first and second therapeutic agents have... Agent:

20110144578 - Hydrophobic therapueutic agent and solid emulsifier coating for drug coated balloon: The disclosed subject matter is directed to a coated medical device such as a balloon or stent and methods of manufacturing the device, where the device has a working length disposed between a distal end and a proximal end thereof; and a coating applied to at least a length of... Agent:

20110144581 - Method for bonding low-profile rapid exchange catheter: A low-profile rapid-exchange catheter device having desirable strength between joined proximal and distal portion may be constructed using a method that includes a textile sleeve and a thermoplastic polymer overlay.... Agent:

20110144582 - Coatings with tunable solubility profile for drug-coated balloon: A drug delivery balloon is provided, the a balloon having an outer surface, and a tunable coating disposed on at least a length of the balloon surface. The tunable coating includes a first therapeutic agent and a first excipient, and a second therapeutic agent and a second excipient. The first... Agent:

20110144583 - Side branch balloon: An improved balloon catheter structure includes a beveled distal tip, a reinforced distal portion, and an elastic or split sleeve over at least a portion of the balloon. The balloon may have a short length and a marker at its midline. The catheters are particularly useful for crossing through stent... Agent: Trireme Medical, Inc.

20110144584 - Autoinjection devices: An autoinjection device includes a main body 12 in the front end of which is slideably mounted a drawer or front body portion 14. The drawer can be opened to remove or insert a syringe. Closing the drawer whilst pressing a multifunction button 22 primes the drive mechanism 54, 58... Agent: Owen Mumford Limited

20110144585 - Drug delivery device with a module for preventing fibrillation downstream of its reservoir: The invention relates to a drug delivery device (1, 100), in particular for the delivery of drugs comprising molecules tending to spontaneously form nucleation seeds leading to fibrils, comprising a drug reservoir (2, 102) having a reservoir outlet (107) connected to a device outlet, adapted to deliver a drug fluid... Agent:

20110144586 - Infusion pump system with disposable cartridge having pressure venting and pressure feedback: Embodiments are directed to portable infusion devices, systems, and methods of using the same for dispensing materials. In some cases, the devices, systems and methods may be used for infusing a material such as medicament, e.g., insulin, into a body in need thereof.... Agent: Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc.

20110144587 - Liquid agent delivery apparatus, system and method: A liquid agent delivery apparatus having a hydraulic actuator system, the hydraulic actuator system including a bi-directional pump having a stroke volume less than approximately 100-200 nanoliters, and an agent delivery system that is adapted to cooperate with the hydraulic actuator system, the hydraulic actuator system and cooperating agent delivery... Agent:

20110144588 - Powered irrigator for sinus cavity rinse: A powered irrigator for use in rinsing nasal cavities has a main body including a handle and a fluid reservoir detachably coupled to one another, an outlet nozzle extending from a top end of the handle, a pump mechanism operably coupled to a power source, and a switch operably coupled... Agent: Water Pik, Inc.

20110144589 - Inverted conical expandable retractor: Access devices and related methods are disclosed that generally involve flexible or adjustable cannulas that have a substantially cylindrical insertion configuration and a substantially conical expanded configuration. Various methods and features are provided for transitioning the cannula from the insertion configuration to the expanded configuration while the access device is... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.

20110144590 - Methods and devices for providing access through tissue to a surgical site: Methods and devices are provided for providing surgical access into a body cavity. A surgical access port is provided that has an adjustable longitudinal length, such as by being formed from multiple segments configured to move relative to one another. An anchor can be coupled to a distal end of... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.

20110144591 - Transdermal delivery device: The present invention relates generally to a transdermal delivery device which is suitable for the transdermal delivery or removal of substances, and in particular relates to a transdermal delivery device having a support and a plurality of microneedles projecting outwardly from the support, at least one microneedle including a channel... Agent:

20110144592 - Haemostatic valve: A haemostatic valve according to an embodiment comprises a valve housing receiving an intravascular device, a first slider arranged on the valve housing moveable in a first direction, and a second slider received in the valve housing moveable in a second direction and elastically biased, the first slider being operatively... Agent: Nanyang Polytechnic

20110144593 - Sampler cap: A sampler cap includes a sampler connector, an analyzer connector and a liquid impermeable closure member, which may be a membrane or a filter. The sampler cap may be used to transfer a test sample to an analyzer without removing the sampler cap from the sampler.... Agent: Radiometer Medical Aps

20110144594 - Injector safety device: A safety member for use with an injection device is disclosed. The safety member includes a blocking ring extending into a housing of the injection device in blocking association with a latch member associated with a trigger mechanism of the injector, in which the blocking ring blocks movement of a... Agent: Antares Pharma, Inc.

20110144595 - Intravenous drip monitoring method and related intravenous drip monitoring system: The present invention provides an intravenous drip monitoring method and related intravenous drip monitoring system. The intravenous drip monitoring method comprises: providing a background color as a background of a flow regulating device of an intravenous drip; obtaining a plurality of frames in the flow regulating device of the intravenous... Agent:

20110144596 - Spout and liquid container with spout: A spout (4) that can be attached to a liquid container and through which contents with which the liquid container is filled are discharged, the spout including: a tubular portion (9) in which a through hole (12) is formed and from a leading end of which the content is discharged;... Agent: Jms Co., Ltd.

20110144597 - Needle targeting apparatus for implanted device: A needle targeting apparatus comprises a sense head configured to locate an implanted device and a guide. The guide is associated with the sense head and comprises an upper surface, a lower surface, and a support member. The support member comprises a channel extending through the support member that provides... Agent:

20110144598 - Filtering dispenser container: In a filtering dispenser container which includes a plug attached to a mouth portion of a bottle thereof and having a liquid discharge passage, and a filter and a check valve provided in the discharge passage, air lock is prevented, even if the container contains a highly percolative liquid, by... Agent:

20110144599 - Device for negative pressure wound therapy: The invention refers to a device for the negative pressure wound therapy comprising a cover material for the air-tight sealing of the wound and the wound surroundings; a means suitable for the generation of a negative pressure in the wound area, preferably a means for the functional connection of the... Agent:

20110144600 - System for receiving oral human discharge: A system for receiving oral human discharge which includes a pail, container, or like receptacle having an open space for the receipt of such discharge, e.g. vomit, phlegm, etc. The receptacle is configured to be positioned within an opening in the upper section of a stand. An intermediate section extends... Agent:

20110144601 - Drainable ostomy pouch with integrated closure: A drainable ostomy pouch is disclosed which comprises a first or proximal and a second or distal side wall of flexible sheet material sealed to each other for defining a cavity therebetween for receiving human stomal discharge through an aperture in the proximal side wall. It includes an elongate drainage... Agent: Hollister Incorporated

20110144604 - Absorbent article and sanitary napkin: An absorbent article comprises a liquid-permeable top sheet, a liquid-impermeable back sheet, and an absorber mounted between the top sheet and the back sheet. A coating region to which an adhesive is applied is formed in a flat surface direction, on a surface of the back sheet which faces clothing.... Agent: Uni-charm Corporation

20110144605 - Absorbent article and sanitary napkin: An absorbent article comprises a liquid-permeable top sheet, a liquid-impermeable back sheet, and an absorber mounted between the top sheet and the back sheet. A heat absorbing material is provided inside the absorber, and depressions and projections are formed on that front side of the top sheet which faces the... Agent: Uni-charm Corporation

20110144602 - Absorbent article with shorter rise and tactile training cue: A pant-like absorbent article is provided including an absorbent chassis defining a waist opening and first and second leg openings, the absorbent chassis including an absorbent assembly. The absorbent chassis has a longitudinal length and the waist opening having an unstretched circumference, such that the longitudinal length is proportional to... Agent:

20110144606 - Absorbent articles having a sensation aspect: An absorbent article includes a backsheet having a longitudinal axis, a topsheet attached to the backsheet and having a body-facing surface, and an absorbent core disposed between the backsheet and the topsheet. The article may also include barrier leg cuffs. The article further includes a sensation aspect, which sensation aspect... Agent:

20110144603 - Aqueous-triggered color-appearing inks: The invention describes a color-developing composition that contains at least four major components: (1) a leuco dye or a combination of leuco dyes, (2) an electron-withdrawing color-developer agent or a combination of color-developers that can form colored complexes with the leuco dyes, (3) a separator or combination of separators that... Agent:

20110144607 - Absorbent article and method of manufacturing absorbent article: An absorbent article that includes a water-disintegratable top sheet, a water-disintegratable back sheet, and a water-disintegratable absorber interposed between the top sheet and the back sheet. Adhesive coating regions of an adhesive are formed in the back sheet, and the coating regions of the adhesive are provided to continuously extend... Agent:

20110144608 - Nonwoven bonding patterns producing fabrics with improved abrasion resistance and softness: A thermal bonding pattern for a nonwoven fabric possessing improved abrasion resistance while retaining softness, comprising a basket-weave pattern or other pattern having a transition area (2) equal to at least 10% of bonding spot area (1) in FIG. 3, more preferably a transition area (2) equal to at least... Agent: Ahlstrom Corporation

20110144609 - Stretched mechanical fastening web laminate: A stretched mechanical fastening web laminate having a thermoplastic web layer with two major surfaces is disclosed. One of the major surfaces bears a multitude of male fastening elements suitable for engagement with a corresponding female fastening material, and on its other major surface is a fibrous nonwoven web layer.... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20110144610 - Absorbent article comprising an elastic web material: A pant type absorbent article such as a pant diaper, a sanitary pant or incontinence pant, said article having a core region (3) comprising an absorbent core (2) and a chassis region (4) surrounding the core region. The chassis comprises front, back and waist regions (5, 6 and 7). The... Agent: Sca Hygiene Products Ab

20110144611 - Pants-type disposable diaper cover: Provided is a pants-type disposable diaper cover, which can mount an absorptive pad easily and which can hold the mounted absorptive pad snugly without any positional displacement. The pants-type disposable diaper cover has a structure, in which elastically extensible members are arranged between two nonwoven-fabric sheets, and in which a... Agent: Daio Paper Corporation

20110144612 - Absorbent article: Disclosed is an absorbent product wherein a pair of folded portions that can be folded back is formed on both sides in the width direction of the absorbent product on portions of a flap. On the pair of folded portions, latch members that can fasten to prescribed areas of a... Agent: Unicharm Corporation

20110144613 - Apparatus and methods for making, storing, and administering freeze-dried materials such as freeze-dried plasma: A flexible container receives a liquid material, which is freeze-dried in situ within the flexible container. A gas permeable material that is separate from the flexible container provides gas transport for sublimation during drying and lyophilization. The gas permeable portion of the system can be isolated and removed from the... Agent: Hemcon Medical Technologies, Inc.

20110144614 - Syringe guide and associated methods: A syringe guide may include a top portion adapted to receive a portion of a syringe, a medial portion extending downwardly from the top portion, and a bottom portion extending downwardly form the medial portion and adapted to receive a portion of a medication vial. The top portion may include... Agent:

20110144616 - Infusion pump system with disposable cartridge having pressure venting and pressure feedback: Embodiments are directed to portable infusion devices, systems, and methods of using the same for dispensing materials. In some cases, the devices, systems and methods may be used for infusing a material such as medicament, e.g., insulin, into a body in need thereof.... Agent: Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc.

20110144617 - Mems device and method for delivery of therapeutic agents: Embodiments of an implantable device for delivering a therapeutic agent to a patient include a reservoir configured to contain a liquid comprising the therapeutic agent, a cannula in fluid communication with the reservoir, and means for forcing fluid from the reservoir into the cannula. Circuitry for controlling the means for... Agent: The University Of Southern California

20110144615 - Method and device for micro-dosing a liquid: Methods and devices for micro-dosing a liquid are disclosed herein. According to one embodiment, a method for a time controlled micro-dosing of a liquid from a liquid reservoir includes: receiving the liquid reservoir with a structure wherein the structure is portable; securing the liquid reservoir to the structure; connecting a... Agent: Roche Diagnostics International Ag

20110144618 - Sheath introduction apparatus and method: The present disclosure relates to a sheath system for enabling access through an opening in the body of a patient is provided. The sheath system includes a dilation assembly having a radially expandable tubular sheath defining a lumen having a first cross-sectional area when in a non-expanded condition, and a... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20110144619 - Mems device and method for delivery of therapeutic agents: Embodiments of an implantable device for delivering a therapeutic agent to a patient include a reservoir configured to contain a liquid comprising the therapeutic agent, and a cannula in fluid communication with the reservoir. A valve for maintaining a constant flow rate through the cannula independent of the pressure applied... Agent: The University Of Southern California

20110144620 - Intravascular catheter with positioning markers and method of placement: An intravascular catheter may include a distal end for insertion and a proximal end. The distal end for insertion may terminate with a tip. It may define at least two openings, of which one is proximal-most in the distal end. The distal tip may include a first radiopaque marker that... Agent:

20110144621 - Method for using a guidewire locking device: A guidewire locking device assembly (200) including a guidewire tube (250) with a tubular passage therethrough having a first diameter and a distal end including a collar (260) having a second diameter larger than the first diameter. A guidewire (202) having a third diameter, smaller than the first diameter is... Agent: Medical Components, Inc

20110144622 - Methods, systems, and kits for implanting articles: Methods, systems, and kits for subcutaneously implanting articles, such as drug inserts and reservoirs. The methods rely on percutaneously forming a tissue tract and radially dilating the tract to a diameter which permits introduction of the article. By fully expanding the lumenal diameter of the tissue tract prior to introduction... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20110144623 - Percutaneous gastrostomy probe with internal collar and biodegradable end piece: The invention relates to a percutaneous gastrostomy probe with a tube (1), an internal retainer means (2) and an external collar (3). Said probe is substantially characterised in that the internal retention means (2) is made up of a) a collar (21), arranged against the stomach wall (4), which may... Agent:

20110144624 - Sleeve applicator tool: Described herein is an applicator tool for sleeving an elongated device, the tool including a hollow, continuous base section, at least two arm members extending laterally from the base section, the arm members and the base section defining an axial passage extending therethrough, and an elastomeric sleeve positioned over a... Agent: Healionics Corporation

20110144625 - Composite braided guidewire: This is a composite guidewire for use with a catheter for accessing a targeted site in a lumen system of a patient's body. The guidewire core or guidewire section may be of a stainless steel or a high elasticity metal alloy, preferably a Ni—Ti alloy, also preferably having specified physical... Agent: Target Therapeutics, Inc.

20110144626 - Medical fluid communication couplings: A medical coupling system is disclosed for coupling medical apparatus in fluid communication, the system comprising a plurality of groups of couplings, each member (10) of each group including first (32) and second (22) complementary connector parts, each first or second connector part (32/22) of a coupling being shaped to... Agent:

  
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20110137224 - Manually operated disposable single-needle circuit for extracorporeal treatment of blood: A disposable single-needle extracorporeal blood treatment circuit for such treatments of blood hemofiltration, plasma filtration, detoxification and alike includes a manually operated syringe attached to a proximal bifurcation and a patient's access port attached to a distal bifurcation. Both bifurcations are connected with each other by a withdrawal line and... Agent:

20110137225 - Multi-lumen catheter: A catheter for use in the extracorporeal treatment of bodily fluids comprises a catheter body having a withdrawal port, an infusion port, and a plurality of lumens therein. The lumens comprise two or more withdrawal lumens that merge to form a single lumen proximal to withdrawal ports for transport of... Agent: Cook Critical Care Incorporated

20110137226 - Anti-obesity diverter structure: The anti-obesity diverter structure includes a laminate structure having papilla-supplied and pylorus-supplied surfaces. The laminate structure is sized to fit longitudinally within a duodenum such that a transverse clearance is provided between the papilla-supplied surface and papilla of Vater. The laminate structure is secured within the duodenum to define papilla-supplied... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20110137227 - Methods and devices for delivering or delaying lipids within a duodenum: Devices are described that are adapted and configured for use within the duodenum of a mammal. One aspect of the device includes a spine having a proximal end and a distal end; an atraumatic feature positioned on at least one of the proximal end and the distal end of the... Agent:

20110137230 - Method and apparatus for medical treatment utilizing long duration electromagnetic radiation: A method and apparatus are provided for performing a medical procedure on a patient, for example a dermatological procedure, by use of electromagnetic radiation (EMR) having a relatively low peak power, and in particular a peak power low enough so as not to result in a phase change in the... Agent: The General Hospital Corporation D/b/a Massachusetts General Hospital

20110137229 - Treating bacteria with electric fields: Cells that are in the process division are vulnerable to damage by AC electric fields that have specific frequency and field strength characteristics. The selective destruction of rapidly dividing cells can therefore be accomplished by imposing an AC electric field in a target region for extended periods of time at... Agent:

20110137228 - Use of green porphyrins to treat neovasculature in the eye: Photodynamic therapy of conditions of the eye characterized by unwanted neovasculature, such as age-related macular degeneration, is effective using green porphyrins as photoactive agents, preferably as liposomal compositions.... Agent:

20110137234 - Methods for establishing supplemental blood flow in the circulatory system: A blood circulation assist system comprising an inflow cannula having a lumen and an insertion device configured to be received therein and to facilitate insertion of a portion of the inflow cannula into a heart chamber. The insertion device includes a shaft having distal and proximal end portions and a... Agent: Circulite, Inc.

20110137231 - Phacoemulsification hand piece with integrated aspiration pump: An ophthalmic surgical hand piece comprises a driver coupled to a horn. The horn is coupled to a needle. An aspiration pump is integral with the hand piece and is located close to the needle. A rigid length of aspiration line is located between the aspiration pump and the needle.... Agent: Alcon Research, Ltd.

20110137232 - Thermal management algorithm for phacoemulsification system: A control system for managing power supplied to a phacoemulsification hand piece includes a power source that provides power to the hand piece and a controller that controls the power source. The controller calculates a thermal value based on irrigation fluid flow and a power level and decreases the power... Agent: Alcon Research, Ltd.

20110137235 - Ultrasonic cancer therapy accelerator: Provided is an ultrasonic cancer therapy accelerator comprising titanium oxide-metal complex particles showing a long-lasting antitumor effect imparted thereto while sustaining the dispersibility and catalytic activity thereof which are obtained by dispersing titanium oxide-metal complex particles in an aqueous solvent with the use of a water-soluble polymer and modifying the... Agent: Toto Ltd.

20110137233 - Vacuum surge suppressor for surgical aspiration systems: An apparatus and method to suppress vacuum surges in a surgical aspiration system is disclosed and claimed. A vacuum surge suppressor includes a first fluid path for coupling to a surgical instrument, and a filter attached to the first fluid path. A flow restrictor is coupled to the filter with... Agent: Dana LLC

20110137236 - Fluid delivery systems and methods having floating baffle aided air removal: A medical fluid delivery system includes a fluid disposable configured to hold and transport a medical fluid and an air separation chamber in fluid communication with the fluid disposable. The air separation chamber includes at least one fluid baffle floating within the air separation chamber and configured to separate air... Agent: Baxter Healthcare S.a.

20110137237 - Dialysis systems and methods having vibration-aided air removal: A dialysis system includes a dialysis fluid disposable configured to hold and transport a dialysis fluid; an air separation chamber in fluid communication with the dialysis fluid disposable; and a dialysis instrument operable to pump dialysis fluid through the dialysis fluid disposable, the instrument including a vibrator configured to vibrate... Agent: Baxter Healthcare S.a.

20110137238 - Disposable wearable insulin dispensing device, a combination of such a device and a programming controller and a method of controlling the operation of such a device: A wearable insulin dispensing device has features and operation characteristics supporting and easing compliance by the users of the device. For example, the device may provide capabilities of rendering a very specific and well-tuned dosage which may be altered according to the specific development of the individual user.... Agent: Asante Solutions, Inc.

20110137239 - Advanced step therapy delivery for an ambulatory infusion pump and system: Embodiments relate to systems, methods and devices for delivering a drug or other therapy to a patient with an ambulatory infusion pump configured to provide a series of tolerance-building steps leading up to a plateau delivery rate. The plateau delivery rate is maintained until the prescribed amount of drug or... Agent:

20110137240 - Holographic occlusion detection system for infusion pumps: A holographic occlusion detection system has a white-light holographic label placed onto a sensing portion or surface of a pressure sensor connected to infusion tubing. The pressure sensor at the sensing portion can have a relatively thin wall section and may be wider and flatter than a normal cross section... Agent:

20110137241 - System and method for detecting occlusion using flow sensor output: A method of detecting an occlusion for an infusion therapy in one embodiment includes: monitoring an output signal from a flowrate sensor for a pulsatile fluid flow having a frequency range, the pulsatile flow being through a fluid pathway to a patient; acquiring a data set that includes the output... Agent: Baxter Healthcare S.a.

20110137242 - System, method and device for making and delivering genetic-based personalized nutrient and supplement mixtures: A system for preparing a genetically-based personalized mixture of nutrients and other ingredients that includes an input device to input genetic information of a user into the system, an identifying device to identify a genetic profile of the user based on the user input information, and a processing device to... Agent: Alphagenics, Inc.

20110137243 - Coating on a balloon device: The present invention provides a hygroscopic coating on a balloon for an implantable device and methods of making and using the same.... Agent: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.

20110137245 - Balloon catheter with embedded rod: A balloon catheter with a rod embedded within a catheter shaft is provided. The catheter shaft can have a polymer filled solid body with an inflation lumen and a guidewire lumen extending at least partially therethrough. A balloon member can be attached to a distal end of the shaft. The... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20110137244 - Tissue expander configured for drug delivery: A device includes a tissue expanding portion and an enclosure positioned on a surface of the tissue expanding portion. The enclosure includes an enclosure wall and a drug formulation pocket defined by the enclosure wall. A solid drug formulation that includes a drug is housed within the drug formulation pocket... Agent: Taris Biomedical, Inc.

20110137246 - Retractable syringe: A syringe including a barrel for containing a fluid, a needle associated with the barrel and in fluid communication therewith, a first plunger adapted to be contained at least partially within the barrel and movable relative thereto, a second plunger located at least partially externally to the barrel and movable... Agent: Medigard Limited

20110137247 - Automatic injector with needle cover: An auto-injector automatically dispenses a predetermined dose of medicament upon activation. The auto-injector includes a needle cover operative to engage an injection site and activate the injector. The needle cover is configured to move from a locked retracted position prior to a medicament dispensing operation to a locked extended position... Agent: Meridian Medical Technologies, Inc.

20110137249 - System and method for bringing hypothermia rapidly onboard: An intravenous heat exchange catheter and/or an external cooling pad/bladder can be used to maintain hypothermia in, e.g., a cardiac arrest patient, but to accelerate the cooling process the patient first can be infused with cold saline before the opportunity arises to connect the catheter or pad to the patient.... Agent: Zoll Circulation, Inc.

20110137248 - Temperature management system and method for burn patients: Intravascular closed loop heat exchange catheters are used to manage temperature in burn patients.... Agent: Zoll Circulation, Inc.

20110137250 - Rapid local anesthesia linear injection device: This is a Rapid Local Anesthesia Linear Injection Device. It is made of a very simple triangular shaped piece of clear plastic with encased conduits connecting a flange on the tip of the cone where a Luer lock syringe can attach, and the base where there are a multiple tiny... Agent:

20110137251 - Power injector having calibrated pressure monitoring functionality: Control logic (110) for a power injector is disclosed, where this power injector control logic (110) includes a syringe fill protocol (114), a pressure calibration protocol (116), a pressure monitoring protocol (118), and an injection protocol (120). The power injector control logic (110) is configured to execute the pressure calibration... Agent:

20110137252 - Device for providing a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy: The device according to the invention for providing a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) comprises a handle for handling the device. The wire that is to be inserted into the stomach of the patient is rolled on a wire spool that is mounted either in a rotatable manner on the handle... Agent: Fresenius Kabi Deutschland Gmbh

20110137253 - Dilating stylet and cannula: An instrument set is provided that has a tapered configuration that facilitates the insertion of the instrument set into a patient.... Agent:

20110137254 - Manufacturing method for a porous microneedle array and corresponding porous microneedle array and corresponding substrate composite: A manufacturing method for a porous microneedle array includes: forming a plurality of porous microneedle arrays, each having at least one microneedle and a porous carrier zone lying beneath it on the face of a semiconductor substrate; forming an interlayer between a non-porous residual layer of the semiconductor substrate located... Agent:

20110137255 - Medical skin mountable device: A medical device is provided comprising a transcutaneous device unit and a reservoir unit. The transcutaneous device unit comprises a transcutaneous device for transporting a fluid through a skin portion of a subject, and a mounting surface adapted for application to the skin of the subject. The reservoir unit comprises... Agent: Novo Nordisk A/s

20110137256 - Fixation catheter: A new and improved catheter for administrating or withdrawing a substance from the human body which can temporarily attached to the tissue site. In one embodiment a filament is attached to the outside of the catheter allowing for ease of attachment and removal. In one embodiment the catheter has multiple... Agent: Upside Services, LLC

20110137257 - Inserter for transcutaneous device: The present application relates to a device comprising a transcutaneous device and an inserter which transcutaneous device has a mounting surface. The device is upon delivery arranged in a sterile packing which packing functions as inserter and is attached to the transcutaneous device i.e. the packing and the inserter is... Agent: Unomedical A/s

20110137258 - Nasal rinse apparatus: A nasal rinse apparatus is described, including a container having an upper surface, at least a first portion of the container tapers from proximally to distally to a maximum height at the upper surface, at least a second portion of the container tapers from proximally to distally to a minimum... Agent:

20110137259 - Insertion head with a handle: An insertion head for medical or pharmaceutical applications includes a base having a lower side which can be positioned on organic tissue; an insertion means movably mounted by the base and insertable into the tissue; where the insertion means is movable relative to the base from a protective position in... Agent:

20110137260 - Slotted syringe: A syringe is disclosed. The syringe may include a syringe body with a fluid chamber, the syringe body having a proximal end and a distal end, with an extrusion opening at the proximal end; a first slot formed in the syringe body, starting near the proximal end of the syringe... Agent: Allergan, Inc.

20110137261 - Hypodermic needle protector: A hypodermic needle protector (10) comprising: a sleeve having an open end (30) to accommodate a needle assembly (22,24) and a portion of a syringe cylinder (18) and a closed end (32) that has an opening (34) to receive a needle (22) of a needle assembly (22,24) there through a... Agent: Hyposafe Investments (pty) Ltd.

20110137262 - Application device: An application device with a cylindrical basic body for storing a squeezable dental material having a piston positioned inside the basic body and axially displaceable towards the basic body. A piston rod serves to displace the piston in the squeezing direction, which piston rod partially reaches into the piston and... Agent: Ivoclar Vivadent Ag

20110137263 - Syringe stopper: A syringe stopper that is suitable for use in syringes without silicone oil or other liquid lubricants. The invention provides a low friction barrier between an elastomeric stopper material and a therapeutic in the syringe. The barrier may inhibit materials from leaching from the elastomer material or from extraction of... Agent:

20110137264 - Positive displacement fluid lock port: Positive displacement fluid lock ports for use in combination with an indwelling catheter and a syringe during a flushing/locking procedure are provided. The fluid lock port includes a housing having a distal and a proximal end; a resilient conduit supported within the housing, wherein the conduit defines a lumen therethrough;... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20110137265 - Positive displacement fluid lock port: Positive displacement fluid lock ports for use in combination with an indwelling catheter and a syringe during a flushing/locking procedure are provided. The fluid lock port includes a housing having a distal and a proximal end; a resilient conduit supported within the housing, wherein the conduit defines a lumen therethrough;... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20110137266 - Catheter: A catheter fabricated of incineratable polymeric material, including a solid pusher rod closely mated to the interior of the cannula, engagable with the front tapered end thereof to strengthen the cannula during insertion into the body.... Agent:

20110137267 - Constrained fluid delivery device: Constrained fluid delivery devices are described that deliver fluid to an anatomical region of a mammal in a controlled release manner where the device comprises an elongate body defining a lumen throughout a portion thereof, a distal end interiorly positionable adjacent the anatomical region of the mammal and a proximal... Agent:

20110137268 - Hand held skin treatment spray system with proportional air and liquid control: A spray nozzle system for skin treatments includes separate air outlets moving over the skin surface to deliver one or more streams of supplemental air for the purpose of warming or drying the skin surface to improve efficacy and comfort of the spraying experience. The drying air from the auxiliary... Agent: Mt Industries, Inc.

20110137269 - Kit for the treatment of onychomycosis: The invention concerns an occlusive or semi-occlusive dressing and a treatment kit for onychomycosis containing dressings according to the invention and a container of urea paste.... Agent: Pierre Fabre Dermo-cosmetique

20110137271 - Component for securing attachment of a medical device to skin: A component for securing attachment of a medical device, such as a wound dressing or an ostomy bag is disclosed, to the skin of a patient, said component including a first plastic film coated with a skin-friendly adhesive on the lower side thereof. According to the invention a body of... Agent:

20110137270 - Pressure indicator: Disclosed herein is a device which is intended to deliver and maintain reduced pressure to body surfaces for application of reduced pressure wound therapy (RPWT) also known as negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT). During application of this type of therapy, a substantially airtight seal is formed around a section of... Agent:

20110137272 - Safety ring lid closure: A closure for a blow-molded container is disclosed, comprising a ring portion, a hinge portion, and a lid portion. Also disclosed are combinations of a closure and a blow-molded container, which in certain embodiments is a blow-molded urinal.... Agent: Medical Action Industries, Incorporated

20110137273 - Fecal management system: The present invention relates to a fecal management system for collecting fecal matter from the rectum. The system comprises a first fecal receiving bag and a second fecal receiving bag having an elongated section extending in a flow direction between a second proximal opening and a reservoir section, wherein the... Agent: Coloplast A/s

20110137274 - Absorbent articles comprising wetness indicators: An absorbent article that includes a backsheet, a wetness indicator composition having good stability, and an absorbent core. The wetness indicator composition includes a stabilizer, a colorant, and a matrix. The colorant has first and second color states associated with first and second wetness indicator states. The wetness indicator exhibits... Agent:

20110137276 - Absorbent article: An absorbent article has a liquid permeable top sheet (5) making contact with the wearer's skin surface, a liquid impermeable back sheet (6) making contact with the surface of underwear, and an absorber (7) mounted between the top sheet (5) and the back sheet (6) and capable of absorbing a... Agent: Uni-charm Corporation

20110137275 - Absorptive article: In an absorptive article the lower surface of the absorptive body and those portions of the rear surface sheet which are located at the side flaps are constructed as a continuous unitized structure. That portion of each side flap which is located between a lateral edge of the side flap... Agent: Uni-charm Corporation

20110137277 - Absorbent pad: a securing portion on the lower surface of the pad, for releasably securing the absorbent sections to the inside of the child's underpants; and one or more tabs that can be gripped by the child, located at the edge of the absorbent first section, wherein the tabs are provided with... Agent: Dry Like Me Limited

20110137278 - Soaker pad for cloth diaper: A soaker pad for a cloth diaper comprising an outer layer, absorbent pad, inner layer, and side panels. The inner longitudinal edge of each side panel is folded inward to create a fold line and fold area. Elastics are located just inside the fold line to create an inner gusset.... Agent: The Natural Baby Company, LLC

20110137279 - fastening system: A mechanical fastening system having an engaging component and a receiving component. The receiving component has a first bond line, a second bond line, a bond zone, and a plurality of consecutive sweep regions. The second bond line is disposed adjacent to the first bond line such that a portion... Agent:

20110137280 - Connector for disposable container to be used in dialysis machines: The present invention relates to a connector for a replaceable container to be used in a medical machine, which is comprised by at least a body, the inner side of which is traversed by inlet and outlet tubes extending from within such container towards an outer side of the connector,... Agent:

20110137281 - Drug delivery device: A drug delivery device mainly has a housing, which can be easily held and operated. The housing has one end formed with an adjustment seat capable of adjusting a range distance, and the other end connected to a gas pressure control source for providing mainstream and substream gas pressures. Disposed... Agent: Gold Nanotech, Inc.

20110137282 - Method and apparatus for curving a catheter: An apparatus and method for curving a catheter after deployment include a catheter having a primary lumen, a secondary lumen, and a resilient fiber contained within the secondary lumen. The resilient fiber and the secondary lumen have corresponding, preformed curve shapes when the catheter is in a straight, unstressed condition.... Agent:

20110137283 - Process for obtaining high efficiency human albumin for use in detoxification therapy: A process for purifying and collecting albumin from plasma and plasma fractions involves diafiltration of an albumin-containing plasma fraction; stabilizing the resulting albumin fraction with sodium chloride and an amino acid in the absence of any added fatty acid; pasteurizing the stabilized albumin fraction; and diafiltering the pasteurized fraction to... Agent: Grifols,s.a.

20110137284 - Devices for material delivery, electroporation, and monitoring electrophysiological activity: The invention relates generally to devices for material delivery, electroporation and monitoring electrophysiological activity. In particular, the present invention provides devices and systems configured to deliver therapeutic compositions, to provide electroporation to increase therapeutic efficiency, and to monitor electrophysiological activity, for example, before and after treatment.... Agent: Northwestern University

20110137286 - Injection device for soft-tissue augmentation fillers, bioactive agents and other biocompatible materials in liquid or gel form: Described herein are injection devices capable of automatically injecting substances into the soft tissue of a patient. The devices can inject low to high viscosity materials at predetermined, user selected injection rates, allowing the operator more control than a traditional syringe. The devices can allow mixing of more than one... Agent: Allergan, Inc.

20110137285 - Kit of tamponing liquids and a method for the treatment of tears and/or detachments of the retina using such liquids: A kit of tamponing liquids comprising a first liquid having a density lower than 1.00 g/cm3 and a second liquid having a density higher than 1.00 g/cm3 which are immiscible with water and, at body temperature, one miscible with the other, for sequential use in the surgical treatment of tears... Agent: Al.chi.mi.a. S.r.l.

20110137287 - Multi-cartridge fluid delivery device: A fluid delivery device for administering a first medicament and a second medicament includes a first fluid reservoir configured to contain the first medicament and a second fluid reservoir configured to contain the second medicament. The fluid delivery device may include one or more basal drive mechanisms to provide a... Agent: Valeritas, Inc.

20110137289 - Portable equipment for administration of fluids into tissues and tumors by convection enhanced delivery technique: The present invention is directed to a device for a portable convection enhanced delivery system that allows administering liquids to specific locations within the body, especially tissues and tumors also allowing outsubject treatment. The application system comprises a portable extracorporal pump with a fluid reservoir that is connected via an... Agent: Antisense Pharma Gmbh

20110137288 - Vascular access port: An access port, wherein the access port may include a body having an exterior surface and a chamber defined therein, a bore defined in the body providing fluid communication between the chamber and the exterior surface, a needle in fluid communication with the chamber, a passage defined in the body... Agent: Std Med, Inc.

20110137290 - Method and device for nasal irrigation and drug delivery: The present invention provides a method and device for nasal irrigation and drug delivery wherein fluid held in a canister is atomized via a compressed air supply to create particles sized for penetration and retention in the nasal cavity under pressure that is able to stent open the soft tissues... Agent:

20110137291 - Use of relaxin to increase arterial compliance: The present invention provides methods for increasing arterial compliance. The methods generally involve administering to an individual in need thereof an effective amount of relaxin. The present invention further provides methods of increasing arterial compliance in individuals who have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. The present invention further provides... Agent:

20110137292 - C-channel to o-channel converter for a single operator exchange biliary catheter: A catheter system for use during biliary procedures, including a first elongate member carrying a guidewire lumen, and a channel extending longitudinally along the member which provides access to the guidewire lumen and defines two edge surfaces. A second elongate member is also included which is disposed within the guidewire... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20110137293 - Distal part guiding catheter: Provided is a guiding catheter inserted into the closest part of a target vessel to easily perform various operations when an intervention is operated in the vessel, and including a circular hole for blood circulation to secure normal blood flow of a target organ when a blood flow occlusion phenomenon... Agent: The Asan Foundation

20110137294 - medical connector: A medical connector, of a female luer type, comprises an external tubular body (4) which contains an internal tubular body (2) free to rotate about an axis thereof. The external tubular body exhibits a screw-coupling surface. The internal tubular body exhibits a conical luer seal surface. An insert (5), which... Agent: Gambro Lundia Ab

20110137295 - Pulmonary decompression device for treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A lung reduction device is provided for treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease by utilizing the phenomenon of collateral ventilation to increase the expiratory flow from a diseased lung. The device is adapted to penetrate the outer pleura of the lung to access the most collaterally ventilated area of a lung... Agent: Portaero, Inc.

20110137296 - Catheter assembly with catheter handle and container: The present invention relates to a catheter assembly comprising a catheter handle and a catheter assembly comprising a catheter element and a container for accommodation of the catheter element. In a first compact configuration the catheter element and the catheter handle are separated to reduce the length of the catheter... Agent: Coloplast A/s

20110137297 - Pharmacological management system: A pharmacological management system has sensors, a pharmacological status monitor and a drug administrator. The sensors attach to the patient so as to generate corresponding sensor signals. The pharmacological status monitor is responsive to the sensor signals so as to generate an output indicative of the drug-induced effects of the... Agent:

  
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20110130700 - Bypass device for influencing blood pressure: A bypass device for influencing blood pressure, including an implant with a volumetric chamber, having a connector or connecting means for connecting the volumetric chamber to a natural cardiovascular system, and having an adaptor or adaptation means, by which a change in volume of a volume of the volumetric chamber... Agent:

20110130701 - Flow control method and device: An arterio-venous graft (16) is provided with a constriction device (20) near its arterial end. The constriction device (20) is used to reduce the flow through the AV graft under normal conditions and to relieve the constriction when high flow through the AV graft is required, such as for vascular... Agent: Allergan Medical S.a.

20110130702 - Flow control method and device: An arterio-venous graft (16) is provided with a constriction device (20) near its arterial end. The constriction device (20) is used to reduce the flow through the AV graft under normal conditions and to relieve the constriction when high flow through the AV graft is required, such as for vascular... Agent: Allergan Medical S.a.

20110130704 - Combination of a light ray and a lipase-bioconvertible compound for improving skin and/or hair appearance: The invention also relates to a composition comprising at least one compound bioconvertible by lipase and at least one compound which emits and/or filters, in particular under exposure to light, a light radiation exhibiting at least one predominant wavelength which activates lipase, as well as to a kit comprising at... Agent: L'oreal

20110130706 - Sequential body surface treatment: The present methods and systems provide treatment of a preselected body surface by injuring a portion of the body surface, optionally applying a composition such as a pharmaceutical agent to the injured portion of the body surface, and selection of a further portion on the body surface for the same... Agent: Follica, Inc.

20110130703 - Synchronized water and production and use thereof: A synchronized water is disclosed, in which all single water molecules at the same time are arranged in an identical way to a stable homogeneous microstructure, wherein said synchronized water in a distilled condition and at atmospheric pressure has a) a density of from 0.997855 to 0.998836 g/ml at 22°... Agent: Akloma Bioscience Ab

20110130705 - Therapy for vitiligo: The present invention relates to a therapy for vitiligo. In particular the present invention provides a pharmaceutical composition comprising an alpha melanocyte stimulating hormone (alpha-MSH) analogue either alone or in combination with one or more corticosteroids, immunosuppressants, anti-inflammatory agents and/or photochemotherapeutic agents for the treatment or prevention of vitiligo.... Agent: Clinuvel Pharmaceuticals Limited

20110130707 - Thiadiazole compounds and uses thereof: Thiadiazole compounds, compositions, bioconjugates, and methods for targeting and photoactivation at target sites.... Agent:

20110130708 - Directional delivery of energy and bioactives: Systems and methods are disclosed for the treatment of a target tissue by directionally delivering energy and/or bioactive materials to achieve a therapeutic effect. A balloon catheter system having a balloon portion and a plurality of electrodes may be energized to selectively deliver energy, bioactive materials, or a combination thereof... Agent: Minnow Medical, Inc.

20110130709 - Systems and methods for electric field assisted delivery of therapeutic agents: Methods of iontophoretically delivering therapeutic agents to diseased tissue, such as for tumor therapy, are disclosed. In one embodiment, the distal end of an endoscopic device is transorally introducing into the gastro-intestinal tract. A delivery element is advanced from the endoscopic device through a wall of the gastro-intestinal tract and... Agent:

20110130711 - Hair growth treatment: The present disclosure provides methods and systems for increasing hair growth in subjects in need thereof due to male- or female-pattern hair loss, pathological hair loss, or hair loss after injury. By any use of any appropriate mechanical, electromagnetic, or chemical means, the present disclosure pertains to the segmentation of... Agent: Follica, Inc.

20110130710 - Treatment of abnormal or excessive scars: Methods, compounds, compositions, kits and articles of manufacture comprising anti-connexin polynucleotides for prevention and/or treatment of abnormal scars, including keloid scars, hypertrophic scars, atrophic scars, and widespread scars.... Agent:

20110130712 - Wound healing device: This invention provides wound healing systems, which delivers oxygen to the wound bed and applies negative pressure thereto, where the source of oxygen and negative pressure are simultaneously applied to distal sites of the dressing. Methods of treating wounds and methods of treating or preventing anaerobic infection of wounds using... Agent:

20110130713 - Apparatus for body treatment consisting of a shell made of at least two complementary portions: i

20110130714 - Multifunctional device and methods for tissue surgery: A multifunctional device featuring a cartridge having first and second ports; first and second chambers which have outlets disposed at proximal ends connected to tubes that bifurcate to form intake lines and deposit lines, wherein one-way valves are disposed in the intake and deposit lines, wherein pistons are disposed in... Agent:

20110130715 - Device and method for delivering micronized therapeutic agents in the body: The present invention provides a catheter and catheter assembly for delivering micronized therapeutic agents to a target site in the body and, in particular, to a target site in the heart. The micronized therapeutic agents are delivered in aerosol form or dry powder form. The present invention also provides a... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed

20110130716 - Activity sensing techniques for an infusion pump system: Some embodiments of a wearable infusion pump system can include a pump device having a drive system to dispense a medicine to a user, an activity sensor that detects a possible change in an activity level of the user, and a controller to activate the drive system to dispense the... Agent: Asante Solutions, Inc.

20110130717 - Syringe with universal end-piece: The present invention relates to a syringe (20) defining a reservoir (21) for containing a liquid and comprising an end-piece (10) encompassing a channel (11) providing a passageway for the transfer of the said liquid, characterized in that the said channel (11) comprises two portions, a first portion (12) and... Agent: Becton Dickinson France

20110130718 - Remote manipulator device: A system for operating a catheter having a distal end adapted to be navigated in the body, and a proximal end having a handle with a translatable control and a rotatable control for acting on the distal end of the device includes a support for receiving and engaging the handle... Agent:

20110130719 - Balloon catheter: An introducer assembly (10) includes a balloon catheter (12) for deploying a medical device (19) in a body lumen or for dilating a body lumen at a range of diameters from a minimum deployment diameter to a maximum deployment diameter. The balloon catheter includes an outer balloon (42) and an... Agent: Cook Incorporated

20110130720 - Power injector syringe clamp assembly with rfid antenna: A power injector syringe clamp assembly (300) is disclosed. This clamp assembly (300) includes a first clamp member (302) and a second clamp member (312), where at least one of these clamp members (302, 312) is movable to provide open and closed configurations for the clamp assembly (300). The clamp... Agent:

20110130721 - Configurable power supply using mems switch: Systems and methods for forming a configurable power supply uses a plurality of dual substrate MEMS switches to couple a plurality of power cells to provide a selectable, or variable, output voltage. The same circuit may output two different voltages to power two different circuits of the device, or may... Agent: Innovative Micro Technology

20110130722 - Infusion set: An infusion set comprises a base member (60), an introducer cap (64), and an infusion cap (54). The base member (60) preferably comprises a soft cannula (52) extending from a lower side (118) of the base member (60), and a port (62) on an upper side (92) thereof. The port... Agent: Icu Medical, Inc.

20110130723 - Administering device with holding mechanism: An apparatus for administering a substance, e.g. a medicinal, pharmaceutical, or cosmetic substance, includes a driving member movably mounted within the apparatus to administer the substance, and the driving member includes a holding feature or components of a holding feature which holds or retains at least one additional element of... Agent:

20110130724 - Neonatal luer-activated medical connector: A connector is disclosed that has a housing having a fluid path from a first port through an internal cavity to a second port. The connector also includes a plug that has first and second positions within the internal cavity, where the plug blocks the fluid path between the first... Agent: Carefusion 303, Inc.

20110130725 - Catheter holder for filtering medical fluids: Disclosed herein is a catheter holder for filtering medical fluids, comprising a housing with a filter compartment where a filtering sheet is located. Fluid is distributed before passing through the filtering sheet. The catheter holder also has a connector where a medical fluid management device is received. There also exists... Agent:

20110130726 - Vascular access device time sensitive status indication: A vascular access device for communicating with the vascular system of a patient may include a status indicator. The status indicator may detect and signal that a period of time has elapsed in relation to the use of the vascular access device.... Agent: Becton, Dickinson And Company

20110130727 - Vascular access device time sensitive status indication: A vascular access device for communicating with the vascular system of a patient may include a status indicator. The status indicator may detect and signal that a period of time has elapsed in relation to the use of the vascular access device.... Agent: Becton, Dickinson And Company

20110130728 - Vascular access device time sensitive status indication: A vascular access device for communicating with the vascular system of a patient may include a status indicator. The status indicator may detect and signal that a period of time has elapsed in relation to the use of the vascular access device.... Agent: Becton, Dickinson And Company

20110130729 - Method and apparatus for treating gland dysfunction: A method and apparatus for treating gland dysfunction caused by gland obstruction in order to restore the natural flow of secretion from the gland comprises the application of a combination of energy, suction, vibration, heat, aspiration, chemical agents and pharmacological agents to loosen and thereafter remove the obstructive material.... Agent: Tearscience, Inc.

20110130730 - Apparatus for the provision of topical negative pressure therapy: Apparatus for the provision of topical negative pressure therapy to a user is described, the apparatus comprising a device and a waste canister connected thereto, the waste 5 canister being operably connected for receiving wound exudate to a wound dressing by an aspiration conduit which is releasably connected to the... Agent:

20110130731 - Fluid arresting cover devices incorporating a weak base: A diaper or other fluid arresting cover for a human body, bearing a weak base such as sodium bicarbonate for neutralizing acids in fluids secreted by the human body and intercepted by the fluid arresting cover. The fluid arresting cover may comprise in respective order a first water permeable wicking... Agent:

20110130732 - Apparatus and method for transferring particulate material: An apparatus for transferring, at high speed and in a very effective and accurate manner, particulate material from a feeder into reservoirs of a moving endless surface, e.g. a drum, by use of a pressure means, e.g. a specific three-dimensional plate, for applying pressure onto said particulate material present between... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company

20110130733 - Apparatus and method for improved feminine sanitary retention and absorption: An apparatus and method for improved retention and absorption of liquids from female menstrual periods, having multi-elements, wherein the first element has an optionally reusable outer pad retention structure, and the second element has a single use disposable inner pad, said inner pad having unique features, said features rendering said... Agent:

20110130734 - Absorbent article: An absorbent article for feminine hygiene comprising a layered structure is provided. The article exhibits flexibility combined with shaped stability when it is worn by the user.... Agent:

20110130735 - Fluid absorbent articles: The present invention relates to fluid-absorbent articles, comprising an upper liquid-pervious layer, a lower liquid-impervious layer and a fluid-absorbent core, wherein the fluid-absorbent core comprises a fibrous material and 10 to 95% by weight of spherical fluid-absorbent polymer particles having a moisture content of at least 8% by weight.... Agent:

20110130736 - Disposable absorbent article with profiled absorbent core: A disposable absorbent article has a central body defining a first waist end region including a first end edge, a second waist end region spaced longitudinally from the first waist end region and including a second end edge, and a crotch region positioned therebetween. An absorbent core is situated between... Agent: Dsg Technology Holdings Ltd

20110130737 - Absorbent article: An absorbent article includes at least 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... Agent: Unicharm Corporation

20110130738 - Absorptive pad for use on wounds: An absorptive pad for placement on wounds in the form of a layered body of a multi-layer configuration has a first layer facing the skin, a second layer facing away from the skin, and an absorptive core arranged between the first layer and the second layer. The first layer has... Agent: Mcairlaid's Vliesstoffe Gmbh & Co. Kg

20110130739 - Apparatus and methods for treatment of hemorrhaging: An apparatus for treatment of external hemorrhaging has a panel for applying pressure to an absorbent pad and a wound on a body part. The panel has a central portion located between first and second arms which extend outwardly and in transversely opposed directions from the central portion. The apparatus... Agent:

20110130740 - Medication bottle for use with oral syringe: An oral syringe of the type having a syringe barrel terminating in a syringe neck with a blunt orificed end is combined with a medication bottle provided with a self resealing elastomeric closure designed for admitting the syringe neck into the bottle while maintaining a sufficient liquid tight seal against... Agent:

20110130742 - Disposable infusion device filling apparatus and method: An infusion system includes a disposable wearable infusion device and a filler device. The disposable infusion device has a body arranged to be adhered to a patient's skin and a reservoir for holding a liquid medicant to be infused into the patient. The filler device is arranged to detachably receive... Agent: Calibra Medical, Inc.

20110130741 - Sensors for detecting gas in, and pressure of, a liquid: A sensor comprises a body having a channel adapted to receive a hose, the channel comprising opposed fixed walls, a transmitter in one of said walls and a receiver in the opposed wall, and a pressure sensor disposed between the opposed walls.... Agent: Morgan Electro Ceramics Limited

20110130743 - Re-useable auto-injector with filling means: An injection device having a first sub-assembly comprises a housing and a chamber. The chamber is disposed within the housing and has proximal and distal ends, an inner surface and an exit aperture. The sub-assembly comprises a stopper movably disposed within the chamber. The stopper has an outer surface substantially... Agent:

20110130744 - Devices, systems, and methods for accessing the epicardial surface of the heart: Devices, systems, and methods for accessing the internal and external tissues of the heart are disclosed. At least some of the embodiments disclosed herein provide access to the external surface of the heart through the pericardial space for localized delivery of leads to the heart tissue. In addition, various disclosed... Agent: Cvdevices, LLC

20110130745 - Catheter hole having an inclined trailing edge: A catheter having a catheter body with a lumen and a distal lumen opening. The catheter's lumen extends through the catheter body along a longitudinal axis of the catheter body. A hole is formed through a wall of a distal portion of the catheter body. A portion of the proximal... Agent: Becton, Dickinson And Company

20110130746 - Safety layer for integrated insulin delivery system: An integrated diabetes management (IDM) system includes a safety layer which, in one configuration has two components, one located between a glucose sensor and a controller and a second component located between a controller and a pump, to monitor various aspects of signals and modify those signals for compatibility and... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.

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