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Surgery November recently filed with US Patent Office 11/11

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11/24/2011 > 72 patent applications in 52 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20110288464 - Regional citrate anticoagulation: A system or method automates and optimizes citrate anticoagulant supplementation in a blood filtration circuit during CRRT. A processor-based control system interfaces with a blood filtration circuit to detect patient blood flow into the circuit, detect fluid loss through a hemofilter, and sense vital electrolyte concentrations in the blood flow,... Agent: Baxter International Inc.

20110288465 - Cancer surgery and targeted killing: Cancer treatment is improved by performing fluorescence-guided surgery and cell killing mediated by fluorescent proteins individually or together.... Agent:

20110288467 - Method and apparatus for delivery of therapeutic agents: Methods and apparatus for the reproducible, consistent and efficacious delivery of a therapeutic agent to a patient. The invention includes controlled administration of the therapeutic agent through an orifice to the patient, a plurality of penetrating electrodes arranged with a predetermined spatial relationship relative to the orifice, and an electrical... Agent: Ichor Medical Systems, Inc.

20110288466 - Systems and methods for activating cross-linking in an eye: Devices and approaches for activating cross-linking within at least one eye component of an eye to stabilize and strengthen corneal tissue or other tissues of the eye. Cross-linking is activated within the at least one eye component by conveying a cross-linking agent to regions of the at least one eye... Agent: Avedro, Inc.

20110288468 - Drug-delivery accessory for an implantable medical device: An implantable drug-delivery sleeve for an elongate component of an implantable medical device. The sleeve includes a tubular substrate having a lumen configured to receive the elongate component so as to allow relative displacement of the substrate and the elongate component, wherein the substrate is shaped so as to be... Agent:

20110288469 - Surgical device and method for performing combination revascularization and therapeutic substance delivery to tissue: A surgical device is provided for both ablating a channel in a patient's tissue and also delivering a therapeutic agent. The device includes an elongated multi-lumen tube, an elongated tissue ablating assembly, and a therapeutic agent delivery assembly. The therapeutic agent is capable of being delivered into the channel and/or... Agent: Cardiogenesis Corporation

20110288472 - Bladder cancer treatment and methods: Therapeutic compositions comprising an indoloquinone compound and various bladder cancer treatments and methods are disclosed. More specifically, bladder cancer treatments include the intravesical administration of apaziquone immediately following transurethral resection. Also disclosed are therapeutic compositions comprising an indoloquinone compound and a formulation vehicle. The formulation vehicle improves the solubility and... Agent:

20110288470 - Graphical user interface for phacoemulsification surgical system: A graphical user interface for use in phacoemulsification surgical systems that allows a user to select different pulse modes by touching portions of the display screen. The user interface includes first and second display elements. One display element includes a representation of the on-time of the pulses, and the other... Agent:

20110288471 - Method and apparatus for performing injections while vibrating the skin: An apparatus is provided for performing an injection, the apparatus including a front end, a vibrator mechanism selectively vibrating the front end during an injection and a syringe holder holding a syringe during an injection through the front end while the front end is vibrated.... Agent:

20110288473 - Vacuum sense control for phaco pulse shaping: A method and apparatus for precisely controlling particle movement relative to a phacoemulsification needle tip is provided. The design monitors actual vacuum present and calculates a pulse shape amplitude waveform proportional to the amount of measured vacuum. An increase in vacuum indicates that the handpiece/needle is becoming occluded by a... Agent: Abbott Medical Optics Inc.

20110288474 - Method and apparatus for conditioning gas for medical procedures: An apparatus for conditioning gas for use in a medical procedure, the gas being received into the apparatus from a gas source. The apparatus comprises a housing defining a chamber having an entry port and an exit port. The housing contains at least a humidification means comprising a container for... Agent:

20110288475 - Infusion pressure control using blood pressure: Methods, systems, and software for controlling infusion pressure, such as during a medical procedure, using systemic blood pressure are described. Systemic blood pressure, such as brachial arm blood pressure or radial artery blood pressure, may be used to estimate central retinal artery blood pressure to estimate critical closing pressure. Further,... Agent:

20110288476 - Systems and methods for nasal lavage: A nasal lavage device includes a source of saline solution, an effluent receptacle, and a nasal interface for engaging the nostrils of a user of the device. A fluid passageway is disposed to communicate the source of saline solution with the effluent receptacle through the nasal cavity of the user.... Agent: Rhinosystems, Inc.

20110288477 - Guide catheter and method of use: A system for manipulating a guide catheter within a patient's nasal passages or sinus cavities includes a guide catheter formed from an elongate flexible member having a lumen passing there through. A wire guide is slidably disposed within the lumen of the guide catheter. The system further includes a steering... Agent: Entellus Medical, Inc.

20110288478 - Balloon catheter exhibiting rapid inflation and deflation: A catheter capable of rapid inflation and deflation and operation by one individual.... Agent:

20110288479 - Balloon with integral retention of a dilation element: A balloon catheter is provided with integral channels for securing dilation elements to the outside of the balloon. The dilation elements have an anchor portion and an intermediate portion that are disposed within first and second longitudinal cavities in the channels. The balloon may be manufactured by extruding a parison... Agent: Cook, Incorporated

20110288480 - Dialysis machine having multi-input voltage capable heater: A medical fluid heating system operable with different supply voltages including first and second heater elements: first and second power lines, first, second and third switches in electrical communication with the first and second power lines, the switches configured such that (i) in a first switch state the first and... Agent: Baxter International Inc.

20110288481 - Modular injection device: A modular injection device for administration of dermal filler compositions is provided. The injection device may include a handheld injector unit including a drive unit, the drive unit configured to apply an extrusion force to a fluid; a control unit remote from the injector unit, the control unit configured to... Agent: Allergan, Inc.

20110288482 - Safety needle system operable with a medical device: A safety needle system operable with a medical device includes: a housing with a needle mount having a needle; and a sheath telescopically engaged with the housing and surrounding the needle such that the sheath operates in a retracted position, in which the sheath exposes the needle, and an extended... Agent:

20110288483 - Groove universal radial seal ring used in a trocar and trocar: A grooved universal radial seal ring used in a trocar and a trocar are provided. The radial seal ring includes one or more easily-deformable grooves, one or more supporting areas capable of guiding surgical device movement, and a through hole, the supporting areas of the seal ring are connected by... Agent:

20110288484 - Method and associated apparatus for coating projections on a patch assembly: A method of coating projections on a patch, the method including, selecting a coating solution viscosity, the viscosity being selected to reduce the degree of capillary action between the patch and the coating solution and immersing at least part of tips of projections in a coating solution having the selected... Agent: The Univeristy Of Queensland

20110288485 - Microneedle device: Provided is a microneedle device having a microneedle base and microneedles capable of piercing the skin and being from 300 μm to 500 μm in height disposed on the base, where at least a part of the surface of the microneedles and/or the microneedle base is coated with a coating... Agent: Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical Co., Inc.

20110288486 - Site guard for intravenous sites and other sensitive areas: A multipurpose site guard for use at all peripheral and central venipuncture infusion sites, sensitive areas, and for pediatric and adult patients. The guard is a hollow plastic member with a base and a sidewall that forms a cover over the site. Improvements to this invention include holding the guard... Agent:

20110288487 - Universal catheter securement device: A universal securing device for holding catheters of various shapes and sizes and the like in place includes a base and cover. The cover may be connected to the base by a hinge which allows the cover to be lifted open or pushed down into a closed position, over a... Agent: Venetec International, Inc.

20110288488 - Inside out t-fastener system: A medical device for providing wall apposition of two bodily walls in accordance with the teachings of the present invention. The medical device is used at a previously formed puncture site having perforations formed in the walls. By way of example, the two walls are described herein as the abdominal... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20110288489 - Universal catheter anchoring system: A method of securing a medical article to the body of a patient is disclosed in which an anchoring device comprising an anchor and a retainer is used. The retainer is attached to an upper surface of the anchor and comprises a base, a cover and a post. The base... Agent: Venetec International, Inc.

20110288490 - Enveloping needle stick protection device: A needle stick protection device includes a housing shaped and dimensioned for positioning about a syringe including a needle extending therefrom. The housing includes a first housing member telescopically coupled to a second housing member. The first housing member includes a first end shaped and dimensioned for receiving the syringe... Agent:

20110288491 - Safety needle assembly: A safety needle assembly is provided herein which includes a hub; a needle fixed to the hub, the needle having a distal end, formed for insertion into a patient, and a proximal end; a first shield having a tubular body at least partially encircling a portion of the needle, wherein... Agent: Becton, Dickinson And Company

20110288492 - Medicament delivery device: The present invention relates to a medicament delivery device comprising a housing (12); a medicament container (14) arranged within said housing; medicament delivery drive means (22, 24); manually operable release means (38); and a movement speed control mechanism (44, 46, 48) comprising at least one fixed, flexible and elongated compartment... Agent: Shl Group Ab

20110288493 - Delivery member attachment device: The present invention relates to a delivery member attachment device (10) comprising a neck (12) having an inner space intended to accommodate a connection part of a medicament container, which neck (12) is intended to receive a delivery member (30) for creating a passage between the medicament container via the... Agent: Shl Group Ab

20110288495 - Dialysis valve and method: A dialysis valve includes a tube attached between an artery and a vein which, when elongated, simultaneously narrows in diameter at least one location. The narrowed portion of the tube decreases the volume and velocity between the arterial and venous side of the patient to prevent damage or intimal hyperplasia... Agent: Interrad Medical, Inc.

20110288494 - Manifold hub for patient fluid administration: The present invention concerns a housing for supporting the proximal inlet ports of at least two isolated lumens, for use in a patient fluid administration system, wherein each of the lumens further comprises a distal outlet for connecting to at least one patient fluid administration member, and wherein the housing... Agent: Biometrix Ltd.

20110288496 - Hinged shield assembly and related methods: The present hinged shield assembly is configured to shield a needle to prevent needlesticks. The assembly comprises a base including a hinge, a first shield and a second shield. The first shield extends from the base and at least partially surrounds the second shield. The first and second shields are... Agent:

20110288497 - Nano-scale coatings and related methods suitable for in-vivo use: A nano-scale device and method of manufacturing and use. The nano-scale device may be used in-vivo and may comprise a fluid path with an inlet microchannel, an outlet microchannel, and a nanochannel. The fluid path comprises bio-robust material. In certain embodiments, the bio-robust material may be coated over a material... Agent: Nanomedical Systems, Inc.

20110288498 - Antimicrobial material and method for making the same: This invention provides a modified catheter biomaterial that provides both immediate, and long-term microbiocidal effects on otherwise antibiotic-resistant strains of microorganisms. The material, which exhibits good mechanical performance characteristics for medical devices, is composed of a hydrophobic polyurethane (PU), a hydrophilic polyethylene vinyl acetate (PEVA), a soluble silver salt and... Agent:

20110288499 - Stimulation of sexually responsive tissue of the vulva: A female external genitalia stimulation system, in particular clitoris erection stimulation system, comprises a fully implantable drug delivery device for delivering a drug in relation to a erectile tissue to achieve erection thereof. The drug delivery device may comprise a catheter adapted to be implanted in the corpora cavernosa of... Agent: Milux Holding Sa

20110288500 - Drug-delivery element for an elongate implantable medical device component: An implantable medical device including an implantable elongate component and at least one elongate drug-delivery element. The elongate drug-delivery element releasably carries at least one drug and is configured to be mounted to the elongate component such that the longitudinal axis of the drug-delivery element is substantially parallel with a... Agent:

20110288501 - Methods of manufacturing a medicated tampon assembly: A method is provided for manufacturing a medicated tampon assembly having a tampon body, the method including applying a formulation including a therapeutic agent to a substrate to produce a plurality of dosage forms; separating one of the dosage forms from the substrate; and coupling one of the dosage forms... Agent:

20110288502 - Reinforced septum for an implantable medical device: A septum for use in sealably covering a fluid cavity of an implantable medical device, such as an access port, is disclosed. The septum is resilient and includes a reinforcement structure that bolsters septum placement over the fluid cavity so as to inhibit unintended separation of the septum from the... Agent: C.r. Bard, Inc.

20110288503 - Medical imaging septum and access port device and method: Access, or injection ports, are disclosed. These are shown with various needle-penetrable sealing septums. The septum design is shown with a first and second (and optionally more) elastomeric regions. Indicia may be formed in at least one of said regions, by voids or otherwise and medical imaging additive may be... Agent:

20110288504 - Thermoregulation packs and related methods: In one embodiment, a thermoregulation device to be worn by a user comprises a body having one or more receiving portions, the body having an axis extending about its height, wherein the receiving portions extend along the axis and each removably receive and hold in position a thermoregulation material; and... Agent: Daniale LLC

20110288507 - Devices and methods for delivering active agents to target sites: The subject invention provides novel, inexpensive, and highly effective methods and devices for convenient and effective wound irrigation. In one embodiment the subject invention provides a discharge means for a reservoir housing containing irrigation solution wherein the discharge means has one or more specifically designed nozzles through which a sufficient... Agent:

20110288505 - Receptacle and method for storing and supplying a liquid and a liquid medical preparation: The invention relates to a method for storing and supplying a liquid, especially a liquid medical preparation. The invention further relates to a receptacle for storing and supplying a liquid, especially a liquid medical preparation. It is an object of the invention to provide a suitable receptacle and method for... Agent: Vifor (international) Ag

20110288506 - Transdermal patch with extensor means: A transdermal product delivery patch comprises a reservoir containing a product for delivery to a patient; means for affixing the patch to the skin of the patient; and manually operable means for actuating an extensor mechanism to exert pressure on the reservoir and thereby expel the product towards the skin.... Agent: Nemaura Pharma Limited

20110288508 - Bioadhesive patch: The present invention relates to a moist, layered bioadhesive patch comprising one or more polymers. Moreover, the invention relates to a method of producing a monolayered film and a method of drying said film. Additionally, the invention relates to methods of producing bioadhesive, layered patches by combining layers of the... Agent: Swedish Pharma Ab

20110288509 - Multi-bandage: There is provided herein a disparate use bandage comprising a pad portion and an elongate wrapping portion attached at an end thereof to an edge of said pad portion, said pad portion comprising an outer layer, at least one absorbent layer, an inner layer formed of a generally non-permeable material... Agent: First Care Products Ltd.

20110288511 - Reduced-pressure canisters and methods for recycling: Reduced-pressure canisters and methods for recycling are disclosed. In one instance, a method for performing multiple reduced pressure treatments on one or more patients includes providing a reduced-pressure treatment system that includes a first canister body, a fluid reservoir, and one or more modules, such as a pump control module.... Agent:

20110288512 - Reduced-pressure medical systems and methods employing a moisture processing device: Systems, methods, and devices related to removing fluids from a patient are provided. In one instance, fluid is removed from the patient and delivered to a canister using reduced pressure. Reduced pressure is supplied to the canister via a reduced-pressure delivery conduit that includes a moisture processing device and a... Agent:

20110288510 - Reduced-pressure treatment systems and methods employing a fluidly isolated pump control unit: Systems, devices, and methods for treating a tissue site on a patient with reduced pressure are presented. In one instance, a reduced-pressure treatment device to treat a tissue site with reduced pressure may include a pump control unit fluidly separate from a collection unit. Pump energy may be provided by... Agent:

20110288513 - Disposable absorbent article with enhanced absorption properties: A substantially cellulose free absorbent core comprising absorbent polymer material having a saline flow conductivity greater than about 100×10−7 cm3•sec/g and a centrifuge retention capacity of greater than about 20 g/g. A disposable absorbent article is also disclosed.... Agent:

20110288514 - Absorbent article: Described is an absorbent article that includes at least a liquid-permeable sheet, a liquid-impermeable sheet, and an absorption body sandwiched between the liquid-permeable sheet and the liquid-impermeable sheet. A pair of right and left compressed grooves are formed along the longitudinal direction. Each compressed groove is separated into a right... Agent: Uni-charm Corporation

20110288515 - Insert with advantageous fastener configurations and end stiffness characteristics for two-piece wearable absorbent article: A two-piece wearable absorbent article (such as a diaper) including an outer cover, and particularly, an absorbent insert for use therewith, are disclosed. The insert has a fastener component disposed at either or both a forward region and a rearward region thereof, for fastening the insert within the outer cover.... Agent:

20110288516 - Insert with advantageous fastener configurations and end stiffness characteristics for two-piece wearable absorbent article: A two-piece wearable absorbent article (such as a diaper) including an outer cover, and particularly, an absorbent insert for use therewith, are disclosed. The insert has a fastener component disposed at either or both a forward region and a rearward region thereof, for fastening the insert within the outer cover.... Agent:

20110288518 - Insert with advantageous fastener configurations and end stiffness characteristics for two-piece wearable absorbent article: A two-piece wearable absorbent article (such as a diaper) including an outer cover, and particularly, an absorbent insert for use therewith, are disclosed. The insert has a fastener component disposed at either or both a forward region and a rearward region thereof, for fastening the insert within the outer cover.... Agent:

20110288519 - Disposable absorbent article having elasticized outer leg cuff: The present invention is directed to a disposable absorbent article. The disposable absorbent article has a longitudinal centerline, a lateral centerline, an outer surface and an inner surface. The absorbent article is folded before use along the lateral direction. The disposable absorbent article comprises a liquid pervious topsheet, a liquid... Agent:

20110288517 - Underpants type disposable diaper and method for manufacturing the same: e

20110288520 - Absorbent garment having outer shell and adjustable absorbent assembly therein: An absorbent garment having a garment-like outer shell and an absorbent assembly adapted for adjustable positioning therein is disclosed. In particular embodiments, the absorbent garment includes garment shell, at least one inner attachment member, and an absorbent assembly. The inner attachment member can be disposed at a waist region of... Agent:

20110288522 - Apparatus and methods for detaching an expandable member from a medical device: A medical implant device includes a shaft, an expandable member coupled to the distal end portion of the shaft, a sleeve and a detachment mechanism. The expandable member is configured to move between a collapsed configuration and an expanded configuration, and can be used to deliver a medicament, a therapeutic... Agent: Crosstrees Medical, Inc.

20110288523 - Digital syringe with compensation control: A syringe for performing a medical procedure includes a pressure sensor, a volume sensor, and a compensation circuit. The volume sensor measures a volume of a flowable material that is dispensed from the syringe, the pressure sensor measures a pressure being applied to the flowable material, and the compensation circuit... Agent: Kyphon Sarl

20110288521 - Intradermal injector and uses thereof: The invention provides for a needle-free or needle-less intradermal injection device that is capable of delivering an agent of interest to only the intradermal space. The intradermal device can deliver lower volumes of an agent than commonly used with present devices. In one aspect of the invention, the intradermal device... Agent: Pharma Jet ,inc.

20110288524 - Patient hydration method: A patient hydration method includes administering hydration fluid to a patient, and a hydration fluid measurement device responsible to a source of hydration fluid, a patient urine output measurement device. A controller is responsive to the hydration fluid measurement device and the patient urine output measurement device. The controller operates... Agent:

20110288527 - Device and method for drug delivery: A therapeutic treatment device, system and method for improving administration of a temperature sensitive drug into a tissue on the body of a patient at a drug injection site are disclosed. The device includes a treatment element with a controllable heating element in temperature communicative contact with the tissue adjacent... Agent:

20110288528 - Extractable filler for inserting medicine into vertebral body: An extractable device is used to insert a medicinal filling into a vertebral body. The device comprises a filling member and a pasty medicine. The filling member is made of a flexible and permeable wall and is provided with a holding portion and an injection port via which the pasty... Agent: Crosstrees Medical, Inc.

20110288525 - Ocular surgical procedure: Aspects of forming a wound-conforming pressure seal in the eye, such as upon completion of an ocular surgical procedure, are described herein. Forming the seal includes introducing a plug member into an opening formed in the eye to block vitreous from exiting from the eye through the opening. Consequently, the... Agent:

20110288526 - Pen needle assembly for intradermal injection: A pen needle assembly (111) includes an outer shell (151) having a first end adapted to contact a patient's skin at an injection site. A hub (131) is movably disposed within the outer shell. A needle (121) is fixed to the movable hub and has a patient end for piercing... Agent:

20110288529 - Augmented delivery catheter and method: The present invention relates to a catheter apparatus with an anchoring device to stabilize the catheter tip when in use, such as when infusing, injecting, or delivering substances, devices or other catheters into a patient. The apparatus according to various embodiments deploys an anchoring device that stabilizes the catheter tip... Agent:

20110288530 - Device and method for distraction of the spinal disc space: An extractable device is used to insert a medicinal filling into a spinal disc. The device comprises a filling member and a flowable medicine. The filling member is made of a flexible and permeable wall and is provided with a holding portion and an injection port via which the flowable... Agent: Crosstrees Medical, Inc.

20110288531 - Method for storing and delivering a drug: A method of storing and delivery a drug, such as by lyophilizing and reconstituting, comprises performing both storing and delivering with the same container closure assembly. The container closure is assembled in a preparation configuration during which lyophilization occurs. After lyophilizing, the powdered drug is forced into a spiral channel... Agent:

20110288532 - Atraumatic ureteral access sheath: Ureteral access sheaths can have a nonuniform axial-stiffness. A nonuniform axial-stiffness ureteral access sheath can have an inner liner defining a longitudinally extending and generally uniform bore. A non-uniform axial-stiffness outer jacket can define a longitudinally tapered outer surface, and a reinforcement layer can be encapsulated between the inner liner... Agent: Gyrus Acmi, Inc.

20110288533 - Tip controllable guidewire device: A medical device for controlling the tip of an inner guidewire for advancement of an interventional device throughout the arterial system of a patient. The device includes an elongated housing with a closed rear end and an opposing open end. A traveller is disposed within the elongated housing and slides... Agent: Bipore Medical Devices, Inc.

20110288534 - Device for external percutaneous connections: The present invention provides devices for creating an external percutaneous fluidic connections. In one embodiment, the device includes a first tube defining a longitudinal axis, and a first bolster supporting the first tube, a second tube, and a second bolster supporting the second tube. The first and second bolsters are... Agent:

20110288535 - Systems and methods for measuring reduced pressure employing an isolated fluid path: Systems, devices, and methods are presented that provide for the assessment of reduced pressure at a tissue site. The systems, devices, and methods involve an assessment chamber that is fluidly isolated from a pressure detector. Other systems, methods, and devices are presented.... Agent:

  
11/17/2011 > 67 patent applications in 47 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20110282262 - Continuous ambulatory haemofiltration device: A Continuous Ambulatory Haemofiltration consisting of an outer casing, multifunction pump, haemofilter, reversed osmosis filter, power source, drainage bag, blood lines and fluid lines, characterized in that the haemofiltrate from the haemolfilter is moved to a reversed osmosis filter. The ultrafiltrate fluid from the reversed osmosis filter flows to the... Agent:

20110282263 - Subdural drainage catheter with flow restoration mechanism: A subdural drainage system includes (a) a subdural drainage device having an opening formed therethrough, said subdural drainage device having an upper portion, a body portion, and a lower portion; (b) a housing having an upper portion and lower portion, with said housing connected to said subdural drainage device; said... Agent:

20110282264 - Method of draining cerebrospinal fluid: A method of draining cerebrospinal fluid from a human brain. The method includes providing a drainage catheter having a proximal end and a distal end. The drainage catheter has a plurality of openings formed therein. The plurality of openings includes a first opening, a second opening, and a most proximal... Agent: Medtronic Ps Medical, Inc.

20110282267 - Fibroblast growth factor-9 promotes hair follicle regeneration after wounding: The present invention provides methods for treating hair loss, treating, inhibiting, or suppressing a degenerative skin disorder, treating androgenetic alopecia (AGA), generating new hair follicles (HF), and increasing the size of existing HF. The methods comprise epidermal disruption or administration of wnt, and administration of a fibroblast growth factor-9 polypeptide... Agent:

20110282266 - Illuminator for photodynamic therapy: An apparatus and method for photodynamic therapy or photodynamic diagnosis using an illuminator comprising a plurality of light sources generally conforming to a contoured surface and irradiating the contoured surface with substantially uniform intensity visible light. The light sources may comprise generally U-shaped fluorescent tubes that are driven by electronic... Agent: Dusa Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

20110282265 - Method and apparatus for the delivery of plynucleotide vaccines to mammalia skin: An object of the invention is to provide a method and apparatus for the delivery of polynucleotide vaccines into mammalian skin cells to increase T cell response and reduce pain and discomfort due to long electric waveform application and due to muscle contractions. The method includes administering a polynucleotide vaccine... Agent:

20110282268 - Methods and systems for delivery of fluids and aerosols to tissue surfaces, cavities and obstructed passages such as intranasal ostia: Methods and systems for delivering fluids, aerosols, and/or acoustic energy to target sites on tissue surfaces and within body cavities or lumens, obstructions or undesired materials associated with body cavities and tissue surfaces and, particularly, target sites on tissue surfaces or at obstructions within natural orifices, such as ear, nose... Agent: Aardvark Medical, Inc.

20110282269 - Wound care method and system with one or both of vacuum-light therapy and thermally augmented oxygenation: A system for treatment of a wound area of a patient including a first treatment pad comprising a plurality of Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) for cleaning and exposing a wound area to ultraviolet light, a second treatment pad comprising removal ports for exposing the wound area to a negative pressure,... Agent:

20110282272 - Cryotreatment device and method: Devices and methods for cooling vessel walls to inhibit restenosis in conjunction with medical procedures such as coronary artery angioplasty. Stenosed vessel walls can be cooled prior to angioplasty, after angioplasty, or both. The invention is believed to inhibit restenosis through cooling to a temperature near freezing, preferably without causing... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20110282271 - Infiltration cannula: An infiltration cannula and method of using the infiltration cannula during an infiltration procedure are disclosed herein. The infiltration cannula has a flexible cannula and a hub. The cannula has a proximal end and a distal end. The cannula also has a plurality of apertures disposed in a pattern about... Agent:

20110282270 - Instrument for debriding tissue and applying therapeutic cells: A tissue treatment device comprises a housing having a chamber that receives a treatment fluid mixture of tissue morsels and a scaffold material. A debriding shaft including a plurality of cutters is coupled with the housing. The debriding shaft extends proximally within the chamber and extends distally from the end... Agent:

20110282273 - Apparatus and method of fluid delivery: Apparatus for gas delivery (10), particularly at low pressure and volume. The apparatus has a gas reservoir, a delivery line between the gas reservoir (14) and a gas outlet (68) and a first supply line between a first inlet connect able to a first gas supply and the gas reservoir.... Agent: Surgicaledge Systems Limited

20110282275 - Occlusion perfusion catheter: Catheters for occluding, visualizing, irrigating, evacuating, and delivering agents to a treatment area are disclosed. The catheters comprise a catheter body comprising five lumens, first and second occlusion balloons coupled to the catheter body, an optional space-occupying balloon coupled to the catheter body and disposed between the first and second... Agent: Atlanta Catheter Therapies, Inc.

20110282274 - Recovery catheter assembly: An example of recovery catheter assembly comprises an actuator element and a mechanically radially expandable and contractible recovery device operably connected to the actuator element. The recovery device has proximal and distal blocking portions and a central portion therebetween. The recovery device is at least partially placeable in a first,... Agent:

20110282276 - Deformable valve mechanism for controlling fluid delivery: A valve for controlling delivery of fluid includes a valve seat comprising a fluid inlet, a fluid outlet and a conical well having an opening, a beveled surface and a bottom, and a valve membrane comprising a conical portion having a base and a tip. The conical portion is configured... Agent: Carefusion 303, Inc.

20110282277 - Device for controlling injection of ringer's solution: Disclosed is a Ringer solution infusion controlling apparatus which enables the infused amount and infusion state of a Ringer solution to be easily monitored by an administrator and which automatically blocks infusion of the Ringer solution when the infusion of the Ringer solution is completed. The Ringer solution infusion controlling... Agent:

20110282278 - Autoinjector: An autoinjector comprising an outer housing in which can be mounted a syringe for holding a volume of medicament, the syringe for holding medicament having a needle at one end thereof, a syringe holder for supporting the syringe in an axial position relative to the outer housing, and an intermediate... Agent: The Medical House PLC

20110282280 - Locking clip with trigger bushing: A safety shield incorporating a locking clip to prevent inadvertent sticks or punctures by a needle is provided. The needle can be a needle cannula or other piercing member, disposed in a sliding orientation in the safety shield, such that the needle slides within the locking clip between an aperture... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20110282279 - Passive reuse prevention syringe that uses a flange lock: A syringe assembly includes a syringe barrel having an inside surface defining a chamber, an open proximal end, a distal end, and an outlet; a plunger assembly disposed at least partially within the syringe barrel, including an elongate plunger rod having a locking flange formed thereon; and a plunger head... Agent: Becton, Dickinson And Company

20110282281 - Open access sleeve for heated fluid units: A series of implementations of open access sleeves for holding one or more closed containers of sterile fluid for use in medical procedures are disclosed. The open access sleeves may be adapted to provide heat to maintain the containers of sterile fluid above the ambient air temperature of the room.... Agent: C Change Surgical LLC

20110282282 - Reservoir pressure equalization systems and methods: Various embodiments of the present invention are directed to equalizing pressure in a reservoir containing fluidic media, possibly due to imperfect installation of the reservoir or an external influence such as an altitude or a temperature change. In various embodiments, fluidic media may be expelled from the reservoir through a... Agent: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.

20110282283 - Medical fluid dispenser: The present invention provides a medical fluid dispenser. Medical fluid to be additionally administered to an administration target such as a patient is supplied into a balloon, when a button is operated. As medical fluid is supplied into the balloon, the balloon inflates to store the medical fluid therein. The... Agent: Woo Young Medical Co., Ltd.

20110282284 - Fluid dispensing apparatus: A compact fluid dispenser for use in controllably dispensing fluid medicaments, such as antibiotics, blood clotting agents, analgesics, and like medicinal agents from collapsible containers at a uniform rate. The dispenser includes a novel stored energy source that is provided in the form of a compressible-expandable member that functions to... Agent:

20110282285 - Catheter placement device and method: An insertion tool for inserting a catheter into a body of a patient is disclosed. The insertion tool unifies needle insertion, guidewire advancement, and catheter insertion in a single device. In one embodiment, the insertion tool comprises a housing in which at least a portion of the catheter is initially... Agent: C. R. Bard, Inc.

20110282286 - Introducer sheath: An introducer sheath includes a elongated sheath configured to be inserted into a blood vessel. The elongated sheath includes a central lumen configured to allow a surgical implement or medical device to pass therethrough. The introducer sheath also includes a hemostatic valve operatively connected to the sheath. The hemostatic valve... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.

20110282287 - Transapical mini-introducer homeostasis valve and punch: An introducer for providing access to the interior of the heart generally includes a valve, a shaft, and a piercing element. The valve has a substantially closed state in the absence of an instrument inside the valve and an open state in the presence of the instrument inside the valve.... Agent: St. Jude Medical, Inc.

20110282288 - Method of forming reinforced tubing: A method of forming a reinforced tubular medical device in a continuous operation, and a medical device formed by the continuous method. An elongated core capable of movement about a line is provided. An elongated tubular member is formed around a moving length of the core by extruding a coating... Agent: Sabin Corporation

20110282289 - Systems and methods for gaining access around an implanted medical device: Systems for gaining access into a body of a patient around an implanted body of an elongate medical device include a sheath having a deformable wall that allows insertion of the device body into a lumen surrounded by the sheath wall. The sheath wall may include first and second edges... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20110282290 - Apparatus for umbilical catheter: A medical catheter or tube clamp or support structure that is secured to an infant and holds a medical tube in place to prevent the tube from pistoning (axially moving within the infant relative to the entry point). In one embodiment, the medical tube claim comprises a catheter securing system... Agent: Neochild, LLC

20110282291 - Medical device securement system: A catheter securement device 100 holds a medical article such as a catheter in position upon the body of a patient and at least inhibits longitudinal movement of the medical article. The securement device 100 includes a retainer 102 and a clamp 104. The retainer 102 and clamp 104 include... Agent: C.r. Bard, Inc.

20110282294 - Intravenous securement device with adhesively interconnected anchoring component and permeable adhesive strip: A catheter anchoring assembly includes a permeable adhesive strip, a platform for securing the catheter, and a flowable adhesive layer. The flowable adhesive layer adhesively secures the platform to the adhesive strip. The flowable adhesive is applied to one side of the strip with a skin-contacting adhesive on the opposite... Agent: Venetec International, Inc.

20110282293 - Medical device comprising adhesive pad: The invention relates to an adhesive pad and a surface plate which in combination can provide a medical device which is to be placed on the skin of a patient. The combined medical device is provided with a subcutaneous part which necessitates that the device is securely and comfortably attached... Agent:

20110282292 - Protective medical device and method of use therof: A guard for protecting an implantable port is provided. The guard includes a cover that is structured to protect a user's implantable port by substantially covering the port without the cover coming into contact with a user's skin above the port. The cover can be a rounded, triangular-shaped cover having... Agent: Gray Medical Innovations, LLC.

20110282295 - Syringe: A syringe includes a syringe cylinder and a distal end designed as a syringe cone. The distal end comprises a region set back in a radial direction such that an edge extending in the circumferential direction is formed. The edge has a first chamfer, and comprises an attachment piece having... Agent: Arzneimittel Gmbh Apotheker Vetter & Co. Ravensburg

20110282296 - Protective shield for hypodermic syringe: A protective cap coupled to a syringe having a needle attached thereto. The protective cap may be pivoted to a position in alignment with the needle so that the protective cap substantially envelops the needle. A plug may be inserted into the cap to envelop or capture the needle within... Agent:

20110282297 - Tamper evident needle guard for syringes: A medicine injection device comprises a cartridge having a cartridge barrel and a plunger having a plunger shaft slidable within the cartridge barrel. The cartridge may have, e.g., a pre-filled medicine. The medicine injection device farther comprises a body having a proximal end, a distal end, and a cavity in... Agent: Safety Syringes, Inc.

20110282298 - Device for injecting fluid isolated from microneedle hub with dead-space-reducing insert: An injection system applicable to off-the-shelf syringes having a microneedle hub may reduce dead space and isolate the drug fluid from the microneedle chip to avoid compatibility issues. An insert may be disposed inside a male luer fitting and extend so that it is also disposed inside the female luer... Agent:

20110282299 - Dispenser device: A dispenser device comprising a pistol housing, a needle direction control mechanism, a boost mechanism, a quantification control mechanism, and a combination of a housing, a needle direction control mechanism, a boost mechanism, and a syringe positioning mechanism or a holding ring embodies the present invention with features and advantages... Agent: Dermato-plastica-beauty (dpb) Co., Ltd.

20110282300 - Apparatus for dispensing medicinal fluids and method of making same: A dispensing device and the method of making same for dispensing medicaments to a patient that includes a housing, a first assembly connected to the first end of the housing that includes a body portion, and a penetrating sub-assembly. The first assembly also includes a rate control chip of novel... Agent:

20110282301 - Haemostatic valve assembly: The haemostatic valve assembly (10) includes a housing (14) with a chamber (16) therewithin. A flexible valve element (26) is located in the chamber (16) and supported by the housing (14). A resilient element (21), for example of foam, is located in the chamber (16) and applies a constant closing... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20110282302 - Medical connectors and methods of use: A medical connector for use in a fluid pathway includes a substantially transparent housing having a proximal end with a proximal opening and a distal end with a distal opening, and a cavity extending therebetween. The connector provides a substantially visible fluid flow path extending through a substantial portion of... Agent: Icu Medical, Inc.

20110282303 - Device for feeding medical fluids: The application relates to a device for feeding medical fluids, in particular for applying a pharmaceutical into the hose line of a transfer unit for enteral or parenteral nutrition. The device comprises a base body (1) having an inlet (1A) and an outlet (1B) and a rotatable closure body (2)... Agent: V. Krutten Medizinische Einmalgerate Gmbh

20110282304 - Cannula for dispensing fluid products, particularly for vaginal and rectal applications: A closing body (5) associated with the tubular body (2) closes the second extremity (2b). The closing body comprises a first element (6) and a second element (7) made in a single body piece and joined along tearable connection means (8, 9, 10). The second element (7) is removable by... Agent:

20110282305 - Applicator for use with ointment and method of use: One applicator for use with ointment includes a housing defining a holding chamber. The holding chamber has a single entrance distinct from a single exit and is flexible such that deformation of the housing reduces capacity of the holding chamber and forces contents of the holding chamber to pass through... Agent:

20110282306 - Nuchain nupurposing container conditioning method and apparatus: NuChain supply chain and disposal chain apparatus are created by NuPurposing containers, conditioning and transforming such containers from fluent material delivery containers into waste collection containers. Novel structural features of the waste collection systems allows bottle docking for the ingress of collection material into fluent material distribution containers as well... Agent: Medindica-pak, Inc.

20110282307 - Leak proof mucus extractor: A leak proof mucus extractor in accordance with the present invention comprises: an inner suction tube, an outer tube, a tube seat, a connecting handle, a torsion spring and a bracket; it is characterized in that: the outer tube has a valve at a front end thereof and is engaged... Agent:

20110282308 - Nuchain container conditioning registration and transformation method and apparatus: Novel structural features of forming a vacuum draw path by re-labeling, registering and conditioning containers intended to create NuChain supply chain and disposal chain apparatus for sealing bottles, plugs and lids are disclosed for the transformation of clean delivery containers into collection containers. Containers are conditioned for NuChain apparatus creation... Agent: Medindica-pak, Inc.

20110282310 - System for suction-assisted wound healing: A system for treating a wound with suction is provided. The system comprises a wound cover, a pump having an input port and an output port, the input port providing suction to the wound via the wound cover, and a reservoir coupled to the output port of the pump. The... Agent: Boehringer Technologies, L.p.

20110282309 - Wound dressing and method of use: A system, method, and apparatus are disclosed for dressing a wound. The apparatus comprises a liquid and gas permeable transmission layer, an absorbent layer for absorbing wound exudate, the absorbent layer overlying the transmission layer, a gas impermeable cover layer overlying the absorbent layer and comprising a first orifice, wherein... Agent: Smith & Nephew PLC

20110282311 - Waste management system: A waste management system includes a waste transport device and a waste collection device. The waste management system may include a securement device for maintaining the position of the waste transport device following insertion. The waste transport device may include a modular medication delivery apparatus with a disposable delivery device... Agent: C. R. Bard, Inc.

20110282313 - Laminates with bonded webs: Laminates with a layer of bonded nonwoven material attached to a layer of film.... Agent:

20110282312 - Treated laminates: Methods of treating laminates, treated laminates, and articles with treated laminates.... Agent:

20110282314 - Absorbent article with lotion-containing topsheet: A sanitary napkin comprising a topsheet having a body-facing side and comprising a plurality of discrete tufts of fibrous material. The topsheet has a lotion composition applied to at least a portion of the body-facing side thereof. An absorbent core is in fluid communication with the topsheet, the absorbent core... Agent:

20110282315 - Package folding of disposable sanitary articles having belts: A method of package folding a disposable sanitary article and article thereof having a front part, a rear part, a crotch part therebetween, and a belt including two parts. Each of the two belt parts can be extended in a cross-direction outwardly from the respective outer end portion of each... Agent: Sca Hygiene Products Ab

20110282316 - Methods for buffering medical solutions: A device for delivering buffer solution into a buffer cartridge comprises a needle assembly and a pusher. The septa of a buffer cartridge and an anesthetic cartridge are advanced onto a transfer needle, and the pusher advances a plunger into the buffer cartridge to deliver buffer through the transfer needle... Agent: Onpharma Inc.

20110282317 - Container for accommodating different injection medicines: A container for accommodating different injection medicines comprises a first vessel, a second vessel and a partition disk. First vessel is an integral hollow cylinder sandwiched between a pair of intercommunicatable top surface and bottom surface. Second vessel of integral hollow cylinder includes a first holding compartment therein encompassed by... Agent:

20110282319 - Catheter and guide tube for intracerebral application: A catheter for use in neurosurgery, and a method of positioning neurosurgical apparatus. The catheter has a fine tube arranged for insertion into the brain parenchyma of a patient with an external diameter of not more than 1.0 mm. The catheter and method may be used in stereotactically targeting treatment... Agent: Renishaw (ireland) Limited

20110282318 - Devices, systems and related methods for delivery of fluid to tissue: Described are devices useful to inject fluid to tissue without the use of a needle, and related methods; the devices include one or a combination of features such as ejection orifices (40), distal end control features, or combinations of these; the systems can include a fluid delivery system having an... Agent:

20110282320 - Model predictive method and system for controlling and supervising insulin infusion: A system and method for controlling and monitoring a diabetes-management system through the use of a model that predicts or estimates future dynamic states of glucose and insulin from variables such as insulin delivery or exogenous glucose appearance as well as inherent physiological parameters. The model predictive estimator can be... Agent: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.

20110282321 - Model predictive method and system for controlling and supervising insulin infusion: A system and method for controlling and monitoring a diabetes-management system through the use of a model that predicts or estimates future dynamic states of glucose and insulin from variables such as insulin delivery or exogenous glucose appearance as well as inherent physiological parameters. The model predictive estimator can be... Agent: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.

20110282322 - Hemodialysis access needle assembly system and method: An access needle assembly for use with implanted hemodialysis access ports is disclosed. In some embodiments, the assembly includes the following: a tubular needle having an internal cavity including an open leading end having a beveled edge and an open trailing end opposite the leading end, the cavity including a... Agent:

20110282323 - Infiltration cannula: An infiltration cannula and method of using the infiltration cannula during a tumescent infiltration procedure are disclosed herein. The infiltration cannula may have an outwardly flaring hub which may be wedged into an adit of a patient to minimize leakage of fluid being infiltrated into the patient. Also, the infiltration... Agent:

20110282324 - Multi-chamber therapeutic cell applicator instrument: A surgical device comprises a housing, a plurality of media reservoirs, an end effector, and a pumping device. Each media reservoir is configured to receive at least one component of a tissue repair composition. The end effector is configured for insertion into a lumen to deliver a tissue repair composition... Agent:

20110282325 - Dehydrated plasma kit: The present invention relates to a portable kit and methods for administering a therapeutic dose of autologous plasma to an injured person.... Agent: Ore-gon Biomedical Engineering Institute

20110282326 - Vacuum regulators with vap features: A vacuum regulator apparatus for continuous subglottic aspiration is provided. In one version, the regulator apparatus attaches to a standard vacuum regulator and shares the same vacuum supply outlet as the standard vacuum regulator. Sufficient airflow is provided through the regulator apparatus and calibrated bleed orifice to provide proper continuous... Agent:

20110282327 - System and method for continuous non-invasive glucose monitoring: A system and method for continuous non-invasive glucose monitoring is disclosed. According to one embodiment of the present invention, the method includes the steps of (1) contacting a remote device to an area of biological membrane having a permeability level, the remote device comprising a sensor and a transmitter; (2)... Agent: Echo Therapeutics, Inc.

20110282328 - Intraocular drug delivery device and associated methods: The present invention provides devices, systems, and methods for delivery of an active agent into the eye of a subject. In one aspect, for example, an ocular active agent delivery device (10) can include an active agent reservoir (14) disposed in an annular housing (12), the annular housing (12) being... Agent:

  
11/10/2011 > 65 patent applications in 46 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20110275973 - Hiv filtration machine and method of filtering hiv using the machine and method of detecting hiv virus during filtration: A HIV filtration machine and method of filtration using the machine and method of detecting HIV, the said machine comprising an acrylic cylindrical tube divided into three portions i.e. needle portion (2), barrel portion (10), and tray (16), characterized in that the needle portion consists of three needle points (3,... Agent:

20110275974 - Clear flush check flow: The disclosure provides apparatus and methods a flow adapter for use with a medical introducer. The flow adapter comprises a housing, a connector disposed on the distal end of the housing, a valve member disposed within the housing, and a side port disposed on the housing. The housing comprises a... Agent: Cook Incorporated

20110275975 - Anti-thrombogenic venous shunt method: A venous shunt method adapted to shunt cerebral spinal fluid in a patient. A fluid control device having a fluid passage is adapted to be placed allowing cerebral spinal fluid to flow through the fluid passage. A catheter having a lumen, the catheter being in fluid communication with the fluid... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20110275976 - method of regulating csf drainage: v

20110275977 - Applicator for tampon: A tampon applicator includes an outer tube having a large-diameter section for storing a tampon; and a small-diameter section which is smaller in diameter than the larger-diameter section and is positioned at a base portion side that is wider than the large-diameter section; and a push-out member which is inserted... Agent:

20110275978 - Devices and systems that deliver nitric oxide: The present disclosure relates to dressings, such as patches and bandages, and other devices and systems that deliver nitric oxide.... Agent:

20110275981 - Electrode assembly for delivering a therapeutic agent into ocular tissue: A contact electrode assembly for delivering at least one therapeutic agent into ocular tissue of a subject includes a flexible dielectric layer, a first electrode portion, and a second electrode portion. The flexible dielectric includes oppositely disposed first and second surfaces. The first electrode portion is disposed on the first... Agent: The Cleveland Clinic Foundation And Parker-hannifin Corporation

20110275980 - Medical devices employing electroactive polymers for delivery of particulate therapeutic agents: In accordance with one aspect, medical devices are provided which comprise an electroactive polymer material and therapeutic-agent containing particles. The device is configured such that the particles are delivered from the device upon actuation of the electroactive polymer material.... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20110275982 - Method for injecting drug into living body by electrospraying and device thereof: The present invention provides a method whereby a drug can be conveniently injected into the living body, without sticking a needle, from a device that is not in contact with the living body, and a device therefor. Specifically provided is a method for injecting a peptide drug such as insulin,... Agent: Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Compant

20110275979 - Method/device for transdermal vascular treatment: Devices and transdermal methods are provided for safe and effective therapeutic treatment of the venous system, such as varicose veins. Present invention provides non-invasive and minimally invasive transdermal methods for treating varicose and spider veins, comprising the use of a radiation source in combination with a chemical fluid/composition to safely... Agent:

20110275983 - Method of and system for thermally augmented wound care oxygenation: An oxygenation and temperature thermal therapy and oxygenation treatment pad with a plurality of air chambers is disclosed for treatment of skin wound tissues. The air chambers are filled and released by a valve assembly that may be separate from or integrated within the blanket. The thermal therapy and oxygenation... Agent:

20110275984 - Customizable personal dialysis device having ease of use and therapy enhancement features: A peritoneal dialysis machine includes an enclosure; dialysate pump located within the enclosure; a graphical user interface allowing a patient to program a treatment including at least one patient fill performed by the dialysate pump, at least one dwell, and at least one drain performed by the dialysate pump; and... Agent: Baxter International Inc.

20110275986 - Apparatus and system for diabetes management: An apparatus and system diabetes management. The apparatus comprises a body which houses: (i) at least a first memory for storing data inputs corresponding at least to one or more components in a patient's present insulin dosage regimen and the patient's blood-glucose-level measurements determined at a plurality of times; (ii)... Agent:

20110275985 - Magnetic nanosensor compositions and bioanalytical assays therefor: Disclosed are magnetic nanosensors or transducers that permit measurement of a physical parameter in an analyte via magnetic reasonance measurements, in particular of non-agglomerative assays. More particularly, in certain embodiments, the invention relates to designs of nanoparticle reagents and responsive polymer coated magnetic nanoparticles. Additionally provided are methods of use... Agent: T2 Biosystems, Inc.

20110275987 - Piston-driven drug pump devices: In piston-pump drug-delivery devices, changes in friction between the piston and vial in which it moves may be reduced and/or compensated for by suitable surface coatings and/or feedback control.... Agent: Minipumps, LLC

20110275989 - Hermetically sealed micro dispensing disposable medical device: A hermitically sealed micro dispensing disposable medical device made with metallic or glass or ceramic or polymeric ultra thin foils or membranes, with independent puncturing mechanisms for isolating and stabilizing the desired liquids until the device is ready for use which comprises of (a) canula (b) hub, (c) jacket and... Agent: M/s. Reevax Pharma Private Limited

20110275988 - Systems and methods for providing a closed venting hazardous drug iv set: A device for priming and venting a hazardous drug within an intravenous administration set. The device includes various access ports and fluid channels to permit direct injection of a hazardous drug into the fluid reservoir, while eliminating the possibility of undesirable exposure to the hazardous drug. The device further includes... Agent: Becton, Dickinson And Company

20110275990 - Balloon catheter system and methods of use thereof: A catheter including an outer conduit and an inner conduit movably disposed therein. The distal tip of the inner conduit extends beyond the distal tip of the outer conduit. An inflatable balloon has a first margin attached to the distal tip of the outer conduit, and a second margin attached... Agent:

20110275991 - Retractable safety syringe: c

20110275992 - Automatic injection device with temporizing means: The present invention relates to an injection device (1) comprising: —a container (5) receiving a product, and provided with an injection needle (6), —a housing (9, 11) receiving said container, said container being movable relative to said housing between an initial position, an insertion position, and a final position, —retaining... Agent: Becton Dickinson France S.a.s.

20110275993 - Device for cooling cutaneous and sub-cutaneous tissues and method of manufacture thereof: A device for cooling cutaneous and sub-cutaneous tissues includes an applicator. The applicator has a head and a handle. The head has ports that are operative to dispense a pressurized fluid. The device also has a pressurizing section where the pressurizing section comprises at least one pump. The pump delivers... Agent:

20110275994 - Injection needle assembly and drug injection device: To securely position a needle tip and a blade face of a needle tube inserted into the skin in a predetermined site of a living body, such as the upper layer of skin, an injection needle assembly includes a needle tube having a needle tip capable of puncturing a living... Agent: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

20110275995 - Systems and methods for delivering a therapeutic agent using mechanical advantage: Devices and methods for delivering a therapeutic agent to a patient are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a delivery system includes a reservoir configured to contain a fluid, a first actuator coupled to the reservoir, a second actuator coupled to the first actuator, and an adaptor at least partially disposed... Agent: Springleaf Therapeutics, Inc.

20110275996 - Systems and methods for delivering a therapeutic agent using mechanical advantage: Devices and methods for delivering a therapeutic agent to a patient are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a delivery system includes a reservoir containing a fluid and a fluid communicator in fluid communication with the reservoir. An actuator is coupled to the reservoir and configured to displace and exert a... Agent: Springleaf Therapeutics, Inc.

20110275997 - Systems and methods for delivering a therapeutic agent: Devices, methods, and kits for delivering a therapeutic agent to a patient are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, an apparatus comprises a reservoir for containing a fluid, a first actuator, a transfer structure, and a second actuator. The first actuator has a first configuration and a second configuration and is... Agent: Springleaf Therapeutics, Inc.

20110275998 - Systems and methods for delivering a therapeutic agent: Devices and methods for delivering a fluid to a patient are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a delivery system includes a reservoir for containing a fluid and a fluid communicator in fluid communication with the reservoir. An electrochemical actuator is coupled to the reservoir and configured to exert a force... Agent: Springleaf Therapeutics, Inc.

20110275999 - Drug delivery device: A drug delivery device having a housing containing a gas generator controlled by an electronic controller. The gas generator generates gas into a reciprocable chamber, whereby reciprocation of the chamber causes a lever to reciprocate a pawl, and this action causes a ratchet to The device may also be provided... Agent: Elan Pharma International Limited

20110276000 - Automatic safety occluder: An automatic safety occluder provides an occluder for an infusion set that is biased in a closed position until an electrical signal is received that causes the occluder to open. Should the occluder fail to be installed correctly, or if power is removed, the occluder will return to its biased... Agent:

20110276001 - Therapeutic delivery device: Methods and device are provided for delivery of biologics to an intervertebral disc. Device described herein include a needle assembly and handle assembly that optimize biologic delivery parameters to a target location within a disc. The needle assembly includes the capability of advancing into the disc at pre-configured pathways that... Agent: Regenerative Sciences, LLC

20110276002 - Access device: In some embodiments of the invention, an access device can be provided. Advantageously, the access device can enhance the detection of the device's access into a desired body space. For example, the access device may have portions with enhanced visibility to a naked human eye, or an imaging device such... Agent:

20110276003 - Integrated microneedle array and a method for manufacturing thereof: The invention relates to a method of manufacturing of a microneedle array comprising the steps of selecting a soft production mold comprising a set of microscopic incisions defining geometry of the microneedles, said soft production mold being capable of providing the microneedle array integrated into a base plate; using a... Agent: Stichting Voor De Technische Wetenschappen

20110276004 - Microneedle cap system enabling adjustment of outflow rate of active substance: The present invention relates to a microneedle cap system to be mounted to a container containing an active substance. The system comprises a container cap unit and a microneedle unit, which, among others, allows the active substance to be delivered in a desired amount.... Agent: Miti Systems Inc.

20110276005 - Syringe: Provided is a syringe with which it is possible to hold with greater stability a liquid inside the barrel while maintaining the slidability and air-tightness between the barrel and the gasket without requiring fixation of silicone oil, and which is excellent in terms of accuracy of visual inspection. The syringe... Agent: Denki Kagaku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20110276006 - Medication delivery device and method of assembling a medication delivery device: A medication delivery device (1) comprises an indicator element (3) having indications (300) and a magnifying device located over an indication position (32). The magnifying device (4) comprises an optical system (5) with a magnifying lens (43) wherein the optical system (5) is constructed such that the optical path length... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20110276007 - Safety needle device: A safety needle device comprising a needle cannula, a hub including locking element, a compression spring and a needle guard including a tip portion opening along the injection axis for the needle cannula, wall portion and resilient locking portion, which is resilient radially and perpendicularly with respect to the injection... Agent:

20110276008 - Needle assembly and medication delivery system: A needle assembly has distal and proximal ends. The needle assembly comprises a body element having distal and proximal ends, an attachment means configured to be attached to a medication delivery device, a button element which is movable from a first position to a second position, and a needle configured... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20110276009 - Drive mechanisms suitable for use in drug delivery devices: A drive mechanism suitable for use in drug delivery devices is disclosed. The drive mechanism may be used with injector-type drug delivery devices, such as those permitting a user to set the delivery dose. The drive mechanism may include a housing, a dose dial sleeve, and a drive sleeve. A... Agent: Dca Design International Ltd

20110276011 - Puncturable catheter: A catheter provided with a guidewire catheter lumen having a thin covering that is easily punctured by a guidewire at virtually any desired point along the catheter length. The thin covering may be integral with the catheter shaft, or may be a separate component that covers only the portion of... Agent:

20110276012 - Puncturable catheter: A catheter provided with a guidewire catheter lumen having a thin covering that is easily punctured by a guidewire at virtually any desired point along the catheter length. The thin covering may be integral with the catheter shaft, or may be a separate component that covers only the portion of... Agent:

20110276010 - Systems and methods for providing a closed venting hazardous drug iv set: A device for priming and venting a hazardous drug within an intravenous administration set. The device includes various access ports and fluid channels to permit direct injection of a hazardous drug into the fluid reservoir, while eliminating the possibility of undesirable exposure to the hazardous drug. The device further includes... Agent: Becton, Dickinson And Company

20110276013 - Anesthetic compound needle: A pair of wings are pivotally connected to a hub provided at the tail end of a needle, the wings being provided on both sides of the axis of the needle; one or two or more link members are connected to the tip of each of the wings with joints... Agent:

20110276014 - Anesthetic compound needle: An unlocked state, in which an inner needle can be advanced or retracted relative to an outer needle, and a locked state, in which the inner needle cannot be advanced or retracted relative to the outer needle, can be switched by a simple operation without rotating an inner needle. A... Agent:

20110276015 - Access port identification systems and methods: An access port for subcutaneous implantation is disclosed. Such an access port may comprise a body for capturing a septum for repeatedly inserting a needle therethrough into a cavity defined within the body. Further, the access port may include at least one feature structured and configured for identification of the... Agent: C. R. Bard, Inc.

20110276016 - Aspirated wound dressing: A wound dressing for an aspirated wound dressing system, with a wound interface region for contacting or facing a wound site; an aspiration port for receiving suction for aspiration of wound exudate; a liquid permeable pressure barrier disposed between the wound interface region and the aspiration port for substantially preventing... Agent:

20110276017 - Subatmospheric pressure mechanism for wound therapy system and related methods therefor: A portable system for subatmospheric pressure therapy in connection with healing a surgical wound is provided. The system includes a wound dressing dimensioned for positioning relative to a wound bed of a subject, and a collection canister in fluid communication with the wound dressing. The canister includes a base defining... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20110276018 - Reusable diaper liner: The present disclosure provides reusable diaper liner devices, systems, and methods. In various embodiments, a reusable diaper liner can include an absorption layer that includes a first surface and a second surface, opposite the first surface. The reusable diaper liner also can include a waterproof layer that has a first... Agent:

20110276019 - Water-absorbent sheet composition: A water-absorbent sheet composition (51) comprising a structure in which an absorbent layer comprising a water-absorbent resin and an adhesive is sandwiched with two or more sheets of hydrophilic nonwoven fabrics (57), wherein the water-absorbent sheet composition has a structure in which the absorbent layer is fractionated into a primary... Agent: Sumitomo Seika Chemicals Co.. Ltd.

20110276020 - Bodily fluid treating article and wearing article including same: The present invention provides a bodily fluid treating article improved so as to assure that bodily fluids do not leak therefrom particularly when the wearer's body weight is exerted thereon or the wearer's posture changes, and a wearing article including the same. A bodily fluid treating article 1 is attached... Agent: Uni-charm Corporation

20110276021 - Reconstituting infusion device: A system and method for a patch-like, self-contained multi-component substance infusion device which provides one or more substantially hidden patient needles which can be placed in fluid communication with a fluid reservoir assembly that includes a rigid bladder portion used in conjunction with a non-distensible bladder film, such as a... Agent:

20110276023 - Apparatus and methods for accessing the lymphatic system: Systems and methods are provided for performing a medical procedure within a patient's body that involves a thoracic duct including an ostium communicating with the patient's venous system. A distal end of a catheter is introduced through the patient's venous system into a body lumen adjacent the ostium of the... Agent:

20110276022 - Catheter, fluid conveying method, and percutaneous procedure: A catheter includes an elongate catheter body having an outer surface with a non-uniform contour and including a plurality of maximum surface elevation points and a plurality of minimum surface elevation points defining a non-uniform elevation profile relative to a longitudinal axis of the catheter body. The outer surface further... Agent: Cook Incorporated

20110276024 - Treatment fluid delivery method, and turbulator for promoting uptake of a treatment agent: A turbulator for promoting mixing of fluids passing through a body lumen includes an elongate flow perturbing component and an elongate shape controlling component freely slidable within the flow perturbing component. The turbulator is adjustable from a low profile, lumen access configuration to a deployed configuration via sliding the shape... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20110276025 - Implantable-glucose responsive insulin delivery device: A biocompatible insulin delivery device is provided comprising an insulin reservoir sealed with a glucose-responsive plug or membrane. The plug functions to release insulin from the reservoir in response to a hyperglycemic glucose concentration and to prevent insulin release from the reservoir in response to hypoglycemic glucose concentration. In one... Agent:

20110276027 - Applicators for microneedles: An applicator for a microprojection array is described. In one embodiment, the applicator comprises an energy-storing element. Application of force causes the compressed energy-storing element to extend or transition from first and second configurations, releasing stored energy to deploy a holding member in the application which is configured to hold... Agent: Corium International, Inc.

20110276026 - Extended finger flange for syringe systems: The present disclosure describes an extended finger flange that facilitate use of syringe systems. The extended finger flange increases the surface area available for an end user's fingers thereby allowing a more secure grip on the device and providing greater control during administrations of the medication.... Agent:

20110276028 - Method and device for transdermal delivery of parathyroid hormone using a microprojection array: A method and a drug delivery system for transdermally administering parathyroid hormone (PTH) in a pulsatile fashion are provided, where the drug delivery system comprises an array of microprojections each comprising PTH.... Agent: Corium International, Inc.

20110276029 - Needle based helical coil safety device: The present disclosure describes anti-needle stick safety mechanism that is passively activated during the normal course of giving an injection. In one embodiment, the device includes a spring member coupled at a proximal end to a needle member and at a distal end to a needle cover. The passive activation... Agent:

20110276030 - Delivery system: A pharmaceutical delivery system that releases an active agent in a controlled manner for an extended period in the vaginal cavity to treat or cure ailments associated with the vaginal cavity or proximal areas. The delivery system includes an applicator which is composed of a high internal phase emulsion, allowing... Agent: Drugtech Corporation

20110276031 - Systems and methods for providing a closed venting hazardous drug iv set: A device for priming and venting a hazardous drug within an intravenous administration set. The device includes various access ports and fluid channels to permit direct injection of a hazardous drug into the fluid reservoir, while eliminating the possibility of undesirable exposure to the hazardous drug. The device further includes... Agent: Becton, Dickinson And Company

20110276032 - medical device for anchoring a guidewire during a percutaneous coronary intervention: A medical device for anchoring a distal end of a guidewire in a catheter within a coronary artery during a Percutaneous Coronary Intervention including a catheter for being introduced into a coronary artery and a guidewire extending through the catheter. A first anchor device is provided at the proximal end... Agent:

20110276034 - Steerable stylet: A steerable stylet includes an elongate tubular member having a proximal end and a distal end and defining a passage with a bend-enhancing region being arranged intermediate the proximal end and the distal end. The bend-enhancing region is constituted by an array of longitudinally spaced slots. Each of at least... Agent: Cathrx Ltd

20110276033 - Wire guide and method of making same: A method for making a wire guide (62) is provided. The method comprises forming a distal end portion (26) of a proximal core wire (10). The distal end portion has a first variable diameter (32) less than a maximum diameter of the proximal core wire. The first variable diameter is... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20110276036 - Coupling for tubular elements: The invention relates to a coupling for tubular elements, with at least one plug and one socket, which plug can be inserted into the socket and can be locked therein, and both the plug and the socket have, extending approximately along their longitudinal axis, a channel for a fluid, said... Agent: Novalung Gmbh

20110276035 - Medical connector with closeable luer connector: Some embodiments relate to a luer connector comprising a housing having a hollow bore therethrough, a first end, and a second end, a male luer tip supported by the housing configured to rotate with respect to the housing, the luer tip having a first open end and a passageway through... Agent: Icu Medical, Inc.

20110276037 - Stimulation of penis erection: A penis erection stimulation system comprises one or more infusion needles disposed within and implanted along with one or more housings adjacent the patient's left and right corpora cavernosa. A reservoir and a pump are also implanted inside the patient's body to supply the infusion needle with infusion liquid. A... Agent: Milux Holdings S.a.

  
11/03/2011 > 87 patent applications in 56 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20110270147 - Rolled mat heat exchanger and method of manufacture: A method of manufacturing a bundled mat construction for an extracorporeal blood circuit heat exchanger includes attaching a leading edge of a first capillary tube mat segment to a first side of a mandrel. A leading edge of a second capillary tube mat segment is attached to a second side... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20110270149 - Implantable arterio-venous shunt devices and methods for their use: A long-term implantable arterio-venous shunt device or creation of a fistula is provided that can be used as a therapeutic method for treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The shunt device is implanted between an artery and a vein, preferably between a peripheral artery and the inferior vena cava. The... Agent:

20110270148 - Percutaneous collateral bypass: A bypass provided by a bypass conduit disposed in a vessel which is collateral to an occluded vessel. The bypass conduit comprises a helical wire body having a plurality of connectors connecting adjacent turns of the helical body.... Agent: Vanderbilt University

20110270150 - Tampon applicator: A tampon applicator having an outer member adapted to house a tampon and receive an inner member. The outer member includes a fingergrip region having an indentation region that extends inwardly from the outer surface of the outer member. The indentation region has a depth dimension that is measured from... Agent:

20110270153 - Cell stimulation using quantum dots: The present invention provides methods for stimulating cells using quantum dots. In addition, the present invention provides methods for treating a variety of clinical conditions using stimulation of quantum dots to induce cell stimulation and/or function.... Agent: The Regents Of The University Of Colorado, A Body Corporate

20110270151 - Image-guided energy deposition for targeted drug delivery: Disclosed are compositions and methods for targeted drug delivery using image-guided energy deposition to help localize active compounds to particular sites within the body of an animal. Also provided are compounds and formulations thereof for use in the targeted administration of therapeutically, prophylactically, and/or diagnostically effective amounts of such agents... Agent: The Methodist Hospital Research Institute

20110270152 - Therapeutic agent delivery device for delivery of a neurotoxin: A therapeutic agent delivery device and method for eluting a therapeutic agent to a target location are disclosed. The therapeutic agent delivery device may comprise a first conductive element, a second conductive element, and an electrochemical layer including a neurotoxin located between the first conductive element and the second conductive... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20110270154 - Apparatus and method for reducing pain during skin puncturing procedures: A handheld instrument for minimizing pain during administration by injection of a liquid, such as, an anesthetic that has a main body, a vibration unit mounted in the main body when initiated to cause the main body to vibrate, and a detachable tip cantilever mounted on the main body to... Agent:

20110270155 - Device for rendering injectable dermis: Volume filling and/or augmentation are improved by harvesting live dermis from a donor and processing the dermis for re-injection into the donor. A variety of kits, tools, and methods are described for harvesting, processing, and using injectable dermis in volume filling procedures.... Agent:

20110270156 - High shear application in medical therapy: In this disclosure, a method is described wherein the method comprises mixing a therapeutic gas or a therapeutic liquid or a combination thereof and a liquid carrier in a high shear device to produce a dispersion; and administering the produced dispersion intravenously to a patient; wherein the produced dispersion contains... Agent: H R D Corporation

20110270159 - Communications system for an implantable medical device and a delivery device: A method for monitoring drug dose, intake and effectiveness includes a drug delivery device in data communications with at least one implantable medical device. The method is preferably implemented in a web-enabled environment in which a remote data center communicates with the implantable devices (IMDs) in a patient via a... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20110270158 - Integrated delivery device for continuous glucose sensor: Systems and methods for integrating a continuous glucose sensor, including a receiver, a medicament delivery device, and optionally a single point glucose monitor are provided. Manual integrations provide for a physical association between the devices wherein a user (for example, patient or doctor) manually selects the amount, type, and/or time... Agent: Dexcom, Inc.

20110270157 - Sensing and interactive drug delivery: An interactive drug delivery system includes a drug delivery module, an optical probe, a local controller, and an optional central controller. The drug delivery module is constructed and arranged to deliver selected amounts of a drug into a subject. The optical probe is constructed and arranged to detect in a... Agent:

20110270160 - Medicine dispensing device: Some embodiments of a wearable, disposable medicine dispensing device may include a piston rod that is advanced to dispense medicine from the device. A rotational motor may be coupled to a drive mechanism so as to carry out a certain number of revolutions and thereby displace the piston rod by... Agent: Asante Solutions, Inc.

20110270161 - Injection device: An injection device (110) is provided that includes a housing (112) and a drive (121) that acts upon a syringe (122) when released by a trigger (114). The trigger (114) is rotatable from a rest position, in which it causes the drive (121) to be retained, to an active position,... Agent:

20110270163 - Breast pump and method of use: A breast pump convertible between a single breast pump mode and a double breast pump mode. The breast pump includes a pump and a conduit assembly coupled to the pump and at least one breast shield. The breast pump is operable to convert between the single breast pump mode and... Agent:

20110270162 - Piston-type breast pump: A piston-type breast pump includes a piston-type pumping device, a DC motor, a gear reducer, and a control circuit board arranged in a housing. A gears rocking block (12) is connected with the piston-type pumping device, and far-near points induction chips and a buffering spring are provided between the block... Agent:

20110270164 - Nursing extension device: The invention is a device for allowing breast-feeding of infants to occur from a short distance away without the steps involved in pumping and bottle-feeding mother's milk. An example of such use is while mother and infant are riding in a car remaining safely buckled into a car seat and... Agent:

20110270165 - Compositions for treatment and use of a palatal patch: Devices and methods for a palatal patch include a tablet or strip having a bioadhesive component and an active component. The bioadhesive component allows for the palatal patch to be attached to an upper palate, and for the active component to be released into the oral cavity and/or GI tract.... Agent:

20110270166 - Oral mouthpiece and method for the use thereof: The present invention relates generally to an oral device, or mouthpiece, for delivering a fluid to the mouth or oropharynx of a user. In one embodiment, the oral device includes an intraoral portion, an extraoral portion, and an auxiliary support device that serves to stabilize the oral device. In various... Agent:

20110270167 - Injector having a displaceable stopper part: A disposable injector (4) having a two-chamber system (99), wherein at least one first chamber (105) is part of a piston-cylinder unit (100) that can be accommodated in the disposable injector (4), and wherein the second chamber (255) is part of a chamber (250) which is at least temporarily closed... Agent:

20110270168 - Releasing device for administering a bio-active agent: A releasing device for administering a bio-active agent to a human, animal, or plant is described herein. The device comprises a core of a solid organic matrix, in which a bio-active agent is contained. A metallic layer surrounds the core to form an outer shell, and at least one aperture... Agent:

20110270173 - Articulated catheter: Methods and apparatuses for manipulating an elongated flexible shaft of a catheter provide ease and reliability of positioning electrodes against or near tissue. Dual-bend flexible distal tips may be used in combination with flat wires. In some embodiments, flat wires which are free to rotate upon initial bending of shaft... Agent: C.r. Bard, Inc.

20110270170 - Steerable medical device having means for imparting multiple curves in the device: A steerable elongated medical device that is capable of forming as “s” shaped bend. The devices include an outer tube extending between an outer tube proximal segment and an outer tube distal segment, having an outer tube wall forming an outer tube lumen and first and second elongated outer tube... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20110270171 - Steerable medical device having means for imparting multiple curves in the device: A steerable elongated medical device that is capable of forming as “s” shaped bend and having a guidewire tip at its distal end. The devices include an outer tube extending between an outer tube proximal segment and an outer tube distal segment, having an outer tube wall forming an outer... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20110270169 - Steerable stylet with guidewire tip: According to an embodiment of the present invention, a steerable elongated medical device includes an outer tube extending between an outer tube proximal segment and an outer tube distal segment, and having an outer tube wall forming an outer tube lumen and an elongated outer tube slot through the outer... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20110270172 - Steering mechanism for bi-directional catheter: A bi-directional catheter with nearly double the throw in its catheter tip deflection defines a puller wire travel path having a U-turn a pulley which minimizes the offset angle between the puller wire and the longitudinal axis of the control handle while maximizing the travel distance of that puller wire... Agent: Biosense Webster, Inc.

20110270174 - Reperfusion balloon inflation device: An ischemic postconditioning system and related method comprising a catheter including a plurality of lumens and at least one expandable member with at least one chamber including a moveable plunger and a return mechanism operatively engaged with the plunger. The moveable plunger divides the at least one chamber into first... Agent:

20110270175 - Catheter system having a fluid circuit: A catheter having a fluid circuit to control and modulate flow of inflation fluid to and from a balloon.... Agent:

20110270176 - Catheter having inflation and deflation lumen useful for preventing or reducing reperfusion injury: A system including a catheter and an expandable member. The catheter includes an independent inflation lumen and an separate independent deflation lumen capable of sequential inflation and deflation of an expandable member in rapid succession, such as less than five seconds.... Agent:

20110270177 - Device for treating hardened lesions: A balloon catheter is provided that may be used to dilate hardened regions of a stenosis on a vessel wall. The balloon catheter is provided with cutting elements that extend along a surface of a balloon. At least one bioactive is present, either on the cutting element, within the interior... Agent:

20110270178 - Method and apparatus for increasing blood flow through an obstructed blood vessel: A method of increasing blood flow through an obstructed blood vessel includes providing an expandable member substantially made of a mesh having a plurality of interstices. The expandable member is inserted into the blood vessel, positioned within the blood vessel with the proximal member end upstream of the distal member... Agent:

20110270179 - Single use medical devices: A single use medical device can include a single use medical device module configured for use within a body of a subject receiving a medical procedure. It can also include an electronic component having a one-time programmable (“OTP”) component that is configured to render the single use medical device module... Agent:

20110270180 - Heat exchanger for high flow rate infusion: A heat exchanger has a laminar fluid flow path receivable between the heating plates of a high flow rate infusion unit to which heat is conducted by contact with the heating plates. A bubble trap and a valve are integrated with the heat exchanger. The bubble trap collects air from... Agent: Arizant Healthcare Inc.

20110270181 - Multi-port delivery system: A device for delivering material to multiple surgical target locations includes a pressure reservoir selectably coupled to two or more outlets. Coupling the pressure reservoir to a given one of the outlets and pressurizing the pressure reservoir causes flowable material (e.g., bone filler material) to be dispensed from that outlet.... Agent:

20110270182 - Method and apparatus for prevention of catheter air intake: A system for preventing air from entering a first catheter of a multi-catheter system. Air is prevented from entering the proximal end of the first catheter by an axially elongate chamber having an impeller, the chamber being affixed to the proximal end of the first catheter. The air is removed... Agent: Indian Wells Medical, Inc.

20110270183 - Syringe and catheter set comprising same: A syringe comprising a clear syringe barrel, a clear hollow plunge which can be pushed and pulled within the syringe barrel and is open at both ends, a gasket having a throughhole for providing communication between the inside of the plunger and the inside of the syringe barrel and provide... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20110270185 - Infusion of drugs: An at least partly implantable system for injecting a substance into a patient's body, in particular a penis erection stimulation system comprises one or more infusion needles disposed within and implanted along with one or more housings adjacent the patient's left and right corpora cavernosa. A reservoir and a pump... Agent: Milux Holding Sa

20110270184 - Pressure/vacuum actuated catheter drug delivery probe: A delivery probe for delivering a therapeutic agent to tissue is described including at least one delivery capsule for accommodating the agent, at least one delivery device in fluid communication with the capsule, an actuation mechanism for moving the capsule between an activated position and an inactivated position by providing... Agent:

20110270186 - Self-contained pressurized injection device: An apparatus includes a medicament container and an actuator assembly coupled to a proximal end portion of the medicament container. A distal end portion of the medicament container is configured to be coupled to a needle. A piston is movably disposed within the medicament container such that the medicament container... Agent: Nordson Corporation

20110270187 - Body portal anchors and systems: Anchors for securing a therapy device such as a therapy catheter relative to a burr hole, and systems and methods for using the same. Anchors in accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure may include a connector for securing the therapy catheter to a delivery catheter, wherein the connector is... Agent:

20110270188 - Fill-status sensors for drug pump devices: The filling status of a drug reservoir in a drug pump devices may be determined with mechanical and/or magnetic position sensor associated with a reservoir boundary.... Agent: Minipumps, LLC

20110270189 - Stimulation of penis erection: A penis erection stimulation system comprises one or more infusion needles disposed within and implanted along with one or more housings adjacent the patient's left and right corpora cavernosa. A reservoir and a pump are also implanted inside the patient's body to supply the infusion needle with infusion liquid. A... Agent: Milux Holding Sa

20110270190 - Stimulation of penis erection: A penis erection stimulation system comprises an infusion device (11) adapted for implantation inside the patient's body and at least one reservoir (R1, R2) adapted for implantation inside the patient's body in fluid connection with the infusion device to supply to the infusion device a substance to be injected into... Agent: Milux Holding Sa

20110270193 - Two-mode bladeless trocar assembly: An obturator assembly for penetrating tissue and being at least partially positionable within a cannula assembly includes an obturator housing, an obturator shaft connected to the obturator housing and defining a longitudinal axis, a bladeless penetrating member adjacent the distal end of the obturator shaft and an obturator shield mounted... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20110270192 - Access device: An access device places a medical article within a body space of a patient. The device has a needle that includes an elongated body and a needle hub. The device further includes a dilator disposed on and slideable along the elongated body of the needle and a medical article. The... Agent: Access Scientific, Inc.

20110270191 - Fast-acting or rotating transseptal needle: A transseptal medical device (10, 110) is provided including a dilator (12, 112), a needle (14, 114), and a needle control mechanism (22, 122). The needle (14, 114) may be disposed within the dilator (12, 112), and the needle control mechanism (22, 122) may be operably connected to a proximal... Agent:

20110270194 - Laparoscopic instruments and trocar systems and related surgical method: Laparoscopic instruments and trocars are provided for performing laparoscopic procedures entirely through the umbilicus. A generally C-shaped trocar provides increased work space between the hands of the surgeon as well as S-shaped laparoscopic instruments placed through the trocar when laparoscopic instrument—trocar units are placed through the umbilicus. In order to... Agent: Pnavel Systems, Inc.

20110270195 - Laparoscopic instruments and trocar systems and related surgical method: Laparoscopic instruments and trocars are provided for performing laparoscopic procedures entirely through the umbilicus. A generally C-shaped trocar provides increased work space between the hands of the surgeon as well as S-shaped laparoscopic instruments placed through the trocar when laparoscopic instrument—trocar units are placed through the umbilicus. In order to... Agent: Pnavel Systems, Inc.

20110270196 - Hemostatic valve and splittable introducer: In at least one embodiment, a hemostatic valve for use with a splittable introducer (10) is provided. The hemostatic valve (22) comprises a seal (24) molded in a first configuration of polymeric material and having two adjacent end surfaces (34,35). The seal is deformable from the first configuration into a... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies, LLC

20110270197 - Ejection device: Device for ejecting a liquid or pasty product, comprising a body (2) having a housing for holding a cartridge (10) intended to contain the liquid or pasty product to be ejected, characterized in that the body (2) comprises a means for introducing the cartridge (10) into its housing in a... Agent: Primequal Sa

20110270198 - Needle protection assembly: The application relates to a needle protection assembly (1) comprising:—a supporting element (18) and a needle shield (8),—one locking element (20) located within said needle protection assembly (1) and not accessible to the user,—urging means (24) for displacing said needle shield (8),—a peg (19) located on said supporting element (18)... Agent: Becton Dickinson France

20110270199 - Corkscrew injection needle: An injection device including a syringe connectable to a corkscrew injection needle via an adapter is disclosed. The corkscrew needle includes a proximal end and a distal end and a bore formed through the proximal and distal ends, the corkscrew needle terminating with a sharpened tip at the distal end.... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20110270200 - System and method for applying a reflectance modifying agent to improve the visual attractiveness of human skin: A computer-controlled system determines attributes of a frexel, an area of human skin, and applies a modifying agent (RMA) at the pixel level, typically to make the skin appear more youthful and so more attractive. The system scans the frexel, identifies unattractive attributes, and applies the RMA, typically with an... Agent: Tcms Transparent Beauty LLC

20110270201 - Externaly-applied patient interface system and method: A tissue closure treatment system and method are provided with an external patient interface. A first fluid transfer component FTC.1 comprises a strip of porous material, such as rayon, with liquid wicking properties. FTC.1 can be placed directly on a suture line for transferring fluid exuded therethrough. An underdrape is... Agent:

20110270202 - Growth stimulating wound dressing with improved contact surfaces: A wound contact device comprising a permeable material and a wound contact layer having voids extending through the contact layer to a depth in the permeable material. The wound contact layer can comprise a thin sheet or film forming a generally flat and smooth wound contact surface having essentially no... Agent: Boehringer Technologies, L.p.

20110270203 - External voiding apparatus and system: An external voiding apparatus includes a triangular cup, an outlet at a vertex of the cup, a throat extending outwardly from the outlet of the cup, a check valve assembly, and a valve seat. The cup has an open top and gradually sloping walls that converge at the outlet adjacent... Agent: Sharpe Ideas, Inc.

20110270204 - Water-absorbent sheet composition: A water-absorbent sheet composition containing a structure in which an absorbent layer containing a water-absorbent resin and an adhesive is sandwiched with two or more sheets of hydrophilic nonwoven fabrics, wherein the water-absorbent sheet composition has a structure in which the absorbent layer is separated in divided parts of a... Agent: Sumitomo Seika Chemicals Co., Ltd.

20110270205 - Absorbent medical body, in particular for removing wound fluids from human and/or animal body cavities, and method for its production: An absorbent medical body for removing wound fluids from human and/or animal body cavities includes a material which holds the absorbent body together in a compressed form and can be removed upon contact with a biocompatible liquid.... Agent: Aesculap Ag

20110270206 - Absorptive foam gel lock wound dressing: The present invention relates to a wound dressing comprising a hydrophilic foam layer; a hydrocolloid layer wherein said hydrocolloid layer is contoured with one or more pockets; and a film backing layer. Said pockets increase the absorptive capacity of the said dressing.... Agent:

20110270207 - Rhamnolipid-based formulations: The present invention relates to rhamnolipid-based formulations to clean, disinfect, deodorize, and act as an antimicrobial and antifungal agent for living and working environments. In addition, the present invention relates to the use of rhamnolipids to create a bio-film when applied to a surface, which prevents the growth of bacteria... Agent:

20110270208 - Absorbent article having a graphic visible through body contacting surface: An absorbent article for feminine hygiene, comprising: a body contacting layer; a garment contacting layer; and an absorbent core disposed between the body contacting layer and the garment contacting layer. The absorbent core has a core edge. The core edge defines a core region within the core edge and an... Agent:

20110270209 - Method of using a disposable sanitary absorbent article assembly including an integrated disposal sheet: A method of using a disposing of a sanitary article assembly including a sanitary article and an integrated disposal sheet, the sanitary article assembly being structured and arranged to enable a user to manually separate the integrated disposal sheet from the article after the article has been soiled, roll the... Agent:

20110270210 - Disposable sanitary absorbent article assembly including an integrated disposal sheet: A sanitary article assembly including a sanitary article and an integrated disposal sheet, the sanitary article assembly being structured and arranged to enable a user to manually separate the integrated disposal sheet from the article after the article has been soiled, roll the article from one end of the article... Agent:

20110270211 - Two-piece wearable absorbent articles: A two-piece wearable absorbent article including a chassis and a disposable absorbent insert is disclosed. The chassis may be asymmetric across a lateral axis, with front and rear regions, and have a pair of elasticized leg band portions, an insert fastener component, and a chassis indicium disposed thereon. The insert... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company

20110270215 - composition comprising nor-adrenaline and a net inhibitor for administering to a brain-dead, heart-beating potential organ donor: A composition, an infusion solution, a method for treatment, and a kit for intravascular administration for treatment of a brain-dead, heart-beating, respirated, potential organ donor. The composition has a non-adrenaline and NET inhibitor for noradrenaline. The NET inhibitor may be cocaine or an analogue thereof or a tricyclic antidepressant. The... Agent: Vivoline Medical Ab

20110270218 - Drug delivery device: A drug delivery device having a housing containing a gas generator controlled by an electronic controller. The gas generator generates gas into a reciprocable chamber, whereby reciprocation of the chamber causes a lever to reciprocate a pawl, and this action causes a ratchet to The device may also be provided... Agent: Elan Pharma International Limited

20110270214 - Electronically assisted drug delivery device: The present invention relates to electronically assisted drug delivery devices (100). The drug delivery device may include a Gray code type detector for sensing dosage data, wherein the detector comprises a code track consisting of a sequence of alternating markings and a plurality of detectors that are mutually spaced in... Agent: Novo Nordisk A/s

20110270216 - Method and apparatus for compensating for injection media viscosity in a pressurized drug injection system: A needleless injection system is provided to deliver therapeutic fluids to an internal treatment site in a patient, where the system is pressurized and is capable of compensating for differences in injection media viscosity and mechanical system characteristics. In one aspect, a needleless therapeutic fluid injection system is provided that... Agent:

20110270212 - Pharmacokinetic control for optimized interferon delivery: Methods and devices for treating patients having chronic hepatitis C infection so as to eradicate detectable HCV-RNA and/or inhibit the emergence of a drug resistant HCV variant are disclosed. Certain methods of the invention involve the use of a continuous infusion pump in a multiphasic combination therapy using a therapeutically... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20110270217 - Skin retention device for a medical jet injection kit: A skin retention device 10 for a medical jet-injection unit 20 comprises a contact face provided with adhesive 12 in the area surrounding and close to the injection opening(s) 11 of the nozzle 21 which ensures god contact between the nozzle 21 and the skin 30 of a subject in... Agent: Novo Nordisk A/s

20110270213 - Tube bracket for fluid apparatus: A bracket is provided. In an embodiment, the bracket comprises a first seat and a second seat. The first seat is sized to retain a first fluid implement. The second seat is sized to retain a second fluid implement from the bracket. The second seat includes a top opening, a... Agent:

20110270219 - Administration device having a button with touch sensor: Administration devices for supplying an injectable or infusible product into an organism include a reservoir for storing the product, a supply device for supplying the product from the reservoir into the organism, a controller to control operation of the administration device, a button communicatively coupled to the controller to initiate... Agent: Roche Diagnostics International Ag

20110270222 - Injection pen for intradermal medication injection: A pen body assembly (100) for a drug delivery pen includes a pen body (101) and a dose setting body (111) movably connected to the pen body (101). A knob (109) is connected to the dose setting body (111) for moving the dose setting body (111) relative to the pen... Agent:

20110270220 - Linearly actuated dispenser and therapeutic package suitable for administering a therapeutic substance and related method: A device for administering a therapeutic substance includes a sealed package and an administration assembly. The sealed package includes a collapsible compartment containing the substance. The administration assembly includes a dispenser that is in fluid communication with the substance. At least one compression member is movable by linear actuation to... Agent: Aktivpak, Inc.

20110270221 - Nanopatterned medical device with enhanced cellular interaction: Disclosed are nanotopography-based methods and devices for interacting with a component of the dermal connective tissue. Devices include structures fabricated on a surface to form a nanotopography. A random or non-random pattern of structures may be fabricated such as a complex pattern including structures of differing sizes and/or shapes. Microneedles... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc.

20110270223 - Reconstituting infusion device: A system and method for a patch-like, self-contained multi-component substance infusion device which provides one or more substantially hidden patient needles which can be placed in fluid communication with a fluid reservoir assembly that includes a rigid bladder portion used in conjunction with a non-distensible bladder film, such as a... Agent:

20110270226 - Balloon catheter devices with sheath covering: Catheter devices having an expandable balloon for delivering a therapeutic agent to a body site. In one aspect, one or more sheaths are disposed around the balloon with the therapeutic agent being disposed within the sheath, being disposed over the sheath, being contained in the space between the sheath and... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20110270224 - Catheter system providing step reduction for postconditioning: A pre-assembled kit for administering ischemic postconditioning comprising a catheter and a handle having a fluid circuit to control and modulate flow of inflation fluid to and from a balloon wherein the catheter is free from additional assembly and preparation procedures such that it is ready-to-use within a variety of... Agent:

20110270225 - Method for increased uptake of beneficial agent and ejection fraction by postconditioning procedures: A method for improving tissue uptake of beneficial agent and ejection fraction.... Agent:

20110270227 - Method and apparatus for the enteral dispensation of liquid medications: An enteral dispenser and associated method of use is provided for enterally dispensing liquid medications. The enteral dispenser includes a barrel having a number of dosing gradations arranged upon its outer surface. The barrel receives a liquid medication that has been selected from a predefined group of liquid medications having... Agent: Baxa Corporation

20110270228 - Apparatus and method of making a variable stiffness multilayer catheter tubing: A catheter body having a variable stiffness along its longitudinal length and a method for manufacturing same is disclosed wherein an inner layer having an uninterrupted length serves as a backbone for segments of coextrusion of, e.g., Pebax or nylon and a tie layer which are then bonded to the... Agent: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.

20110270229 - Catheter: A catheter (10) has a main lumen (20), and sub-lumens (30) each of which having a diameter smaller than that of the main lumen (20). The plurality of sub-lumens (30) are arranged along a circumference of the main lumen (20) in a discrete manner, and each of the sub-lumens (30)... Agent: Sumitomo Bakelite Co., Ltd.

20110270230 - Catheter connectors and systems, and methods of using same: Catheter connectors, systems, and methods of use in which a catheter is attached to a connector such that the catheter is retained on the connector by inward radial compression between an outer surface of a hollow pin located within the catheter and a collet fitted over the portion of the... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20110270231 - Clamping catheter connectors, systems, and methods: Catheter connectors, systems, and methods in which one or more catheters are attached to a connector. In the illustrated embodiment, the catheter is retained relative to the connector by inward radial compression between an outer surface of a hollow connector pin inserted into the catheter, and a clamping arm that... Agent:

20110270233 - Implantable infusion device with multiple controllable fluid outlets: An implantable infusion system includes at least two controllable fluid transfer devices that may be used to transfer different fluid flows to the same or different body sites.... Agent:

20110270232 - Infusion of drugs: An at least partly implantable system for injecting a substance into a patient's body, in particular a penis erection stimulation system, comprises an infusion device (11) adapted for implantation inside the patient's body and at least one reservoir (R1, R2) adapted for implantation inside the patient's body in fluid connection... Agent: Milux Holding S.a.

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