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Surgery February patent applications/inventions, industry category 02/12

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02/23/2012 > 60 patent applications in 42 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20120046592 - Hifu applicator: An applicator for providing HIFU therapy to a patient includes a HIFU transducer that is rotatably coupled to a frame. In one embodiment, the rotatable coupling is configured such that the HIFU transducer can be mechanically oriented to position a focal zone of the HIFU transducer at any desired location... Agent: Mirabilis Medica Inc.

20120046593 - Laser activated nanothermolysis of cells: Provided herein are methods and systems to increase selective thermomechanical damage to a biological body, such as a cancer cell or cell associated with a pathophysiological condition. The biological body or cancer cell is specifically targeted with nanoparticulates comprising one or more targeting moieties which form nanoparticulate clusters thereon or... Agent:

20120046594 - Blood processing unit with modified flow path: A blood processing apparatus may include a heat exchanger and a gas exchanger. At least one of the heat exchanger and the gas exchanger may be configured to impart a radial component to blow flow through the heat exchanger and/or gas exchanger. The heat exchanger may be configured to cause... Agent:

20120046595 - Implantable adjustable valve: A valve unit capable of being implanted in a patient and having adjustable performance settings, such as pressure settings and/or flow control, to regulate passage of a bodily fluid. A casing defines a port for the bodily fluid, and a valve mechanism positioned at the port includes a movable valve... Agent: Codman & Shurtleff, Inc.

20120046596 - Programmable shunt with electromechanical valve actuator: Devices and methods for regulating and directing bodily fluids from one region of a patient to another region are disclosed. In general, an apparatus is provided that can include an implantable shunt system and a system controller. The implantable shunt system can have an adjustable valve for regulating the flow... Agent: Codman & Shurtleff, Inc.

20120046598 - Contactless electropermeabilization electrode and method: Devices and methods for delivering an electropermeabilizing pulse of electric energy to a tissue surface to enable delivery into cells in the tissue therapeutic substances. The device incorporates a source capable of generating a sufficient voltage potential to deliver a spark across a gap and delivers same to the tissue... Agent: Vgx Pharmaceuticals, LLC

20120046597 - Electrode arrangement for generating a non-thermal plasma: The invention relates to an electrode arrangement (1) for generating a non-thermal plasma, comprising: a layer-shaped first electrode (2) made of an electrically conductive material, a layer-shaped second electrode (4) made of an electrically conductive material, wherein the second electrode (4) is electrically insulated from the first electrode (2), and... Agent: Max-planck-gesellschaft Zur Forderung Der Wissenschaften E.v

20120046600 - High-speed rotational atherectomy system, device and method for localized application of therapeutic agents to a biological conduit: The invention provides a system, device and method for localized application of therapeutic agents within a biological conduit. A preferred biological conduit comprises a blood vessel. A preferred device comprises a high-speed rotational atherectomy device having, in various embodiments, a flexible, elongate non-rotatable therapeutic agent delivery sheath having a lumen... Agent: Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.

20120046601 - Methods for delivering novel cell and cell-based compositions: The invention is directed to methods for delivering cells or cytokine-containing solutions into body tissue using ultrasound (sonoporation). Such methods utilize novel compositions including Amnion-derived Multipotent Progenitor cells (herein referred to as AMP cells) and Amnion-derived Cellular Cytokine Solution (herein referred to as ACCS), each alone or in combination with... Agent:

20120046599 - Therapeutic agent delivery system, device and method for localized application of therapeutic substances to a biological conduit: The invention provides a system, device and method for localized application of therapeutic substances within a biological conduit after the lumen wall has been scored by an eccentric scoring head. One embodiment comprises radial scoring with the eccentric scoring head, with a therapeutic agent coated balloon inflated distal to the... Agent: Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.

20120046602 - Plasma applicator and corresponding method: The invention relates to a plasma applicator (1) for applying a non-thermal plasma to a surface (2), particularly for the plasma treatment of living tissue and especially for the plasma treatment of wounds (2), comprising a sealing cover (4) for covering a portion of the surface thereby enclosing a cavity... Agent:

20120046603 - Hyperbaric dressing and method: In a hyperbaric dressing a first fluid, such as oxygen, is deliverable between a fluid-impermeable layer impermeable to the first fluid and a fluid-permeable layer permeable to the first fluid. Edges of the fluid-impermeable layer and the fluid-permeable layer are sealed together and edges of the dressing are securable to... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.

20120046604 - Tissue suction device: A tissue suction device including a tissue retracting element including a pair of tissue contacting surfaces separated from each other by a gap, the tissue contacting surfaces having a round rim around their edges, and a suction conduit having an opening proximal to the tissue contacting surfaces and in fluid... Agent:

20120046605 - Fluid injection device and medical instrument including fluid injection device: Fluid is pressurized and supplied to a fluid chamber with a fluid pressurizing and supplying unit. The pressurized fluid within the fluid chamber is ejected through an injection nozzle by reduction of the volume of the fluid chamber caused by applying a driving voltage to a volume varying unit. In... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120046606 - Integrated glucose monitor and insulin injection pen with automatic emergency notification: A portable insulin injection pen and blood glucose monitoring device is integrated into a single unit for testing and treating diabetes symptoms. The device has a housing of a size suitable for transport in a user's clothing pocket or handbag. Within the housing is a blood glucose monitoring system for... Agent: Thuban, Inc.

20120046608 - Medical devices: The invention relates to medical balloons, and methods of modifying said balloons by forming a void pattern in their exterior surfaces and filling the voids with a material, such as a fiber or a nanomaterial (e.g., nanotubes, such as carbon nanotubes) and a matrix material, e.g., a polymer.... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20120046607 - Plug to be introduced into a passage such as a nasal passage or ear canal: Formable absorbent that is shaped into a plug for insertion into a passage, such as a nasal passage or an ear canal. This plug comprises a material that can be compressed, it thereafter expanding against a surrounding wall and generating a pressure against said wall, said plug having at least... Agent:

20120046609 - Automatic injector: An auto-injector automatically dispenses a predetermined dose of medicament upon activation. The auto-injector includes a needle cover operative to engage an injection site and activate the injector. The needle cover is configured to move from a locked retracted position prior to a medicament dispensing operation to a locked extended position... Agent: Meridian Medical Technologies, Inc.

20120046610 - Methods and devices for reducing bubble formations in fluid delivery devices: Methods and devices for filtering a fluid flowing through a medical device are disclosed. In one example, a medical device may include a catheter shaft including a proximal region having a coupling for coupling to a fluid source and a distal region including one or more irrigation apertures for expelling... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20120046611 - Integral insufflation valve: A trocar assembly includes a trocar valve body defining a cavity. The assembly includes a rotatable valve handle that is elongated and has a first end and a second end. The first end is sized and configured to be rotatably maintained within the cavity and the second end extends outwardly... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20120046612 - Unitary strain-relieving intravenous (iv) anchor system: A system for strain relieving intravenous (IV) assembly includes a dressing and an anchor portion for use with the dressing. In various embodiments, the dressing may cover an injection site into a portion of a patient's body for an intravenous (IV) assembly that provides fluid communication between the injection site... Agent: Fasttrack Medical Solutions LLC

20120046613 - Drug delivery device with piston rod carrying dose markings: a plurality of symbols (32) on the piston rod (26), the symbols (32) representing dosage information during operation of the drug delivery device (5) and being visible through a window aperture (40) in the housing (10) or in the cartridge holder (14). Furthermore, using a plurality of symbols (32) on... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20120046616 - Pivotable needle protector: At the pivotable needle protector (1) according to the invention, the needle (2) is enveloped by a protective tube (3) with a slit on the side and pivotable around a hinge (5), the hinge (5) of the protective tube (3) is connected to an appendix (4) fixed on the part... Agent:

20120046614 - Skin engagement member for use with needle assembly or medical injector: A skin engagement member is provided herein for use with a needle assembly or a medical injector to minimize irritation of a patient's skin surrounding an injection site during injection by a needle of the needle assembly or medical injector. The skin engagement member includes: a body; a surface defined... Agent: Becton, Dickinson And Company

20120046615 - Syringe needle assembly and medicament injection device: An injection needle assembly includes a needle tube 2 having a needle tip capable of being stuck into a living body, a hub 3 holding the needle tube 2, a stabilization unit 6 arranged so as to cover the circumference of the needle tube 2 in a condition that the... Agent:

20120046617 - Retractable safety syringe:

20120046618 - Needle and syringe: An intrathecal needle having a tapered male connector, and preferably with an external diameter of less than 4 mm. Also provided are syringes having a female tapered connector having a maximum internal diameter of 4 mm.... Agent:

20120046619 - Drip chamber for an infusion device and infusion device having a drip chamber: The invention relates to a drip chamber for an infusion device and an infusion device having such a drip chamber, by means of which medical solutions can be fed to a patient, such as infusion solutions for chemotherapy. The drip chamber (1) according to the invention is provided for connecting... Agent: Fresenius Kabi Deutschland Gmbh

20120046620 - Safety device for a hollow medical needle: The present disclosure relates to a set for producing a threaded connection, comprising a first and a second tubular component with an axis of revolution, one of their ends being provided with a threaded zone formed on the external or internal peripheral surface of the component depending on whether the... Agent:

20120046621 - Safety needle with collapsible sheath: A safety needle device includes a housing, a Huber needle, a cap and a sheath. The Huber needle has a first needle leg disposed in the housing and a second needle leg extending perpendicularly of the first needle leg. The cap is disposed over the second needle leg and is... Agent: Bard Access Systems, Inc.

20120046622 - Method and apparatus for making a porous biodegradeable medical implant device: A method of producing a porous biodegradable medical implant device, the method comprising providing a mixed blend comprising a mixture of at least two biocompatible materials having different degradation or solubility characteristics; molding the mixed blend to produce a molded part; and processing the molded part to remove one of... Agent:

20120046623 - Body fluid collection pouch with anti-return valve: The invention relates to a collection pouch (1) for bodily fluids, comprising in particular welds (7, 8) forming an anti-reflux valve. Said collection pouch (1) comprises in addition an entrance (6) to a collection compartment (3) and an admission orifice (4) that are offset. The device has a direct application... Agent: B. Braun Medical Sas

20120046626 - Apparatus and method for administering reduced pressure treatment to a tissue site: The illustrative embodiments described herein are directed to a system and method for administering reduced pressure at a tissue site. The apparatus includes a reduced pressure source. The reduced pressure source generates a reduced pressure. The apparatus includes a tube having a plurality of lumens. The plurality of lumens includes... Agent:

20120046625 - Apparatus and method for controlling the negative pressure in a wound: An apparatus is disclosed for treating a wound with negative pressure. The apparatus includes a wound cover, a first pump for providing said negative pressure to the wound, a canister, a first conduit between the wound cover and the canister, a means for measuring the pressure within the canister, and... Agent: Molnlycke Health Care Ab

20120046624 - Reduced-pressure, multi-orientation, liquid-collection canister: An apparatus for use in a multi-orientation liquid collection canister to collect liquid from a tissue site is provided. The apparatus includes a substantially planar, liquid-air separator disposed on at least one wall of the multi-orientation liquid collection canister to prevent the liquid from exiting the multi-orientation liquid collection canister.... Agent:

20120046627 - Nursing pad clothing liner: A nursing pad clothing liner for placing against a woman's breasts to protect from milk leakage.... Agent:

20120046628 - Dehydration sensors having buffered inks: A dehydration sensor having a stable, printable, buffered-ink composition that enables one to miniaturize the detection zone and permits both buffer and indicator dye to be applied in the same area of a detection zone, without need for a conventional, large buffer pad region.... Agent:

20120046629 - Flow away garment: A blue pad liner designed for men, in a disposable diaper... Agent:

20120046630 - Absorbent article: An absorbent article includes a front wing unit which is provided outside in a widthwise direction of the absorbent article more than an absorber, and extends to the outside in the widthwise direction of the absorber in an inside leg region which corresponds to an inside leg portion of a... Agent: Uni-charm Corporation

20120046631 - Convenience cleaning products pouch. pouch for cleaning and disposable diaper industry: This Invention Marries Proximity And Convenience With The Placement Of A Hermetically Sealed Pouch Containing The Cleaning Products Of Baby Wipes And Disposable Trash Bag By Directly Attaching This Pouch To The Disposable Diaper.... Agent:

20120046632 - Incontinence article in pants form: The invention relates to an incontinence article (2) in the form of underpants, wherein the crotch segment (8) overlaps the belly segment (4) in a front overlapping area (36) and the crotch segment (8) overlaps with the back segment (6) in a rear overlapping area (38), wherein the outside (86)... Agent:

20120046633 - Urine absorbent pouch for male incontinence: The absorbent product for male comprises a bag-like main body part having an opening at an upper end, and two hydrophilic internal sheets which are band-like members located in the main body part. An upper end part of each internal sheet is fixed on an upper part of the main... Agent:

20120046634 - Pull-release and refastenable underpant-type undergarment: The present invention provides an improved quick-release and refastenable underpants-type undergarment. The front and back panels of the undergarment are attached at the hip with an openable fastener on at least one side of the undergarment, and are also attached at the crotch with an openable fastener. The fastenings can... Agent:

20120046636 - Method and apparatus for contamination-free transfer of a hazardous drug: A method for contamination-free transfer of liquid from one container to another, and devices to carry out the method are disclosed. Contamination-free transfer means that during the transfer process there is no (1) leakage of (a) the liquid, (b) air contaminated by the liquid, and (c) vapor from the liquid... Agent: Plastmed Ltd.

20120046635 - Needle safety guard adapted to attach to a liquid container: A needle safety guard device adapted to attach to a liquid container is provided. The device includes a disk-shaped shield having a medial opening connected with a radial opening between two radial edges. The device also includes a substantially U-shaped holder having two sidewalls coupled substantially perpendicular to the disk-shaped... Agent: St. John's Medical Research Institute, Inc.

20120046637 - Vial adaptors and methods for regulating pressure: In certain embodiments, a vial adaptor for removing liquid contents from a vial comprises a piercing member and a bag. The bag can be contained within the piercing member such that the bag is introduced to the vial when the vial adaptor is coupled with the vial. In some embodiments,... Agent:

20120046640 - Coating comprising an elastin-based copolymer: The present invention is directed to medical devices including coatings. The coatings include a topcoat which includes a copolymer comprising a block of an elastin pentapeptide. The topcoat is over a layer of poly(vinyl alcohol) on a hydrophobic coating or over a porous coating comprising pores or depots that include... Agent: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.

20120046638 - Method of inducing a ctl response: Disclosed herein are methods for inducing an immunological CTL response to an antigen by sustained, regular delivery of the antigen to a mammal so that the antigen reaches the lymphatic system. Antigen is delivered at a level sufficient to induce an immunologic CTL response in a mammal and the level... Agent:

20120046639 - Microfluidic free interface diffusion techniques: A static fluid and a second fluid are placed into contact along a microfluidic free interface and allowed to mix by diffusion without convective flow across the interface. In accordance with one embodiment of the present invention, the fluids are static and initially positioned on either side of a closed... Agent: California Institute Of Technology

20120046641 - Methods of diagnosing and treating dysphagia: Methods for evaluating and treating patients for dysphagia are provided. In a general embodiment, the method comprises screening the patient for dysphagia symptoms, diagnosing and categorizing the dysphagia if the patient exceeds a threshold of dysphagia symptoms, choosing the proper dysphagia treatment product based the patient's dysphagia, and giving the... Agent: Nestec S.a.

20120046642 - Optical detector for use in therapy: Activation of an enzyme in a bodily fluid is detected based on the amount of cleavage of a substrate for the enzyme. The substrate is tagged with two fluorescent dyes—a donor and an acceptor. The tagged substrate is presented to the bodily fluid. A device emits energy at a first... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20120046643 - Injection device: An injection device (1) for administering a fixed dose of a medication is provided. The injection device (1) comprises a housing (2) wherein a drive mechanism comprising a drive member (3) is at least partially enclosed and a dosing element (34) which is fixed relative to the drive member (3).... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20120046644 - Touch-actuated micropump for transdermal drug delivery and method of use: A micropump device. The micropump device includes a first layer forming a first chamber configured to store a working material, a second chamber defined by a deflectable membrane in fluid communication with the first chamber and configured to deflect in response to a pressure increase in the first chamber in... Agent: Purdue Research Foundation

20120046645 - Identification of antigenic peptides from multiple myeloma cells: Multiple myeloma (MM) is a clonal B cell malignancy and remains essentially incurable by conventional anti-tumor therapy. Patients with MM have a median survival of only three years. MM is characterized by proliferation and accumulation of mature plasma cells in the bone marrow (BM) leading to bone destruction, BM failure,... Agent:

20120046646 - Catheter: A catheter (100, 200) for insertion into a human and/or animal hollow organ, comprising a catheter shaft (110, 210) with a lumen (120, 220), which opens into a front opening at a distal end (112, 212) of the catheter shaft (110, 210), wherein the catheter shaft (110, 210) has at... Agent: Schwager Medica

20120046647 - Guidewire and ablation catheter system with balloon having the same: A balloon-equipped ablation catheter used to efficiently cauterize a cardiac wall. A guide wire for a balloon-equipped ablation catheter, provided with a bending section, wherein the bending section has a bending region provided in that region of the guide wire which has a length of at least 20 mm in... Agent:

20120046648 - Catheter device having a catheter and an actuation device: The invention relates to a catheter device, having a catheter (1), an actuation device (8) at a first end of the catheter and also a mechanical transmission element (9, 10) for transmitting a movement along the catheter to the actuation device, the actuation device having a coupling element (14) which... Agent:

20120046649 - Medical device connector fitting: A releasable medical device connector comprises a connector fitting with a spin nut which connects to an adaptor. The connector fitting has at least one radially extending member with a variable radius cross section. The spin nut is disposed upon the connector fitting proximal of the radially extending member and... Agent: Venetec International, Inc.

20120046650 - Safety luer connection: A connection device has a male connector and a female connector. The female connector will only accommodate the dedicated male connector, thereby prohibiting a misconnection with the wrong male connector. In certain embodiments, a member prohibits male connectors, other than a dedicated male connector, from being inserted into the female... Agent: Carefusion 303, Inc.

20120046651 - Medical device for glucose monitoring or regulation: A medical device comprising a pressure generating means adapted to displace a liquid, a sensor adapted to measure a flow resistance, and an implantable member comprising an analyte responsive porous membrane which reversibly changes its porosity subject to changes in analyte concentration occurring in the solution surrounding the implantable member.... Agent:

  
02/16/2012 > 74 patent applications in 49 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20120041354 - Lubricious compositions and articles made therefrom: The present disclosure provides a lubricious polymeric composition that includes polymer and one or more lubricants. Articles formed from the lubricious polymeric composition possess enhanced softness, flexibility and lubricity. The present disclosure also provides a method for making an article formed from a lubricious polymeric composition having polymer and one... Agent:

20120041357 - Method of controlled drug release from a liposome carrier: Disclosed are methods and compositions for the controlled release of a drug or agent from a liposome using light or radiation. Also disclosed are compositions comprising liposomes having a lipid layer, wherein the liposomes contain an agent, an enzyme capable of releasing the agent from the liposome, and an enzyme... Agent: The Board Of Trustees Of The University Of Arkansas

20120041355 - Multiple section parenteral drug delivery apparatus: The invention relates to a parenteral therapeutic agent delivery device. The therapeutic agent delivery device has a disposable section and an implant section suitable for long term implantation within the tissue of a subject. When necessary, the disposable section can be detached from the implant section, and a new disposable... Agent:

20120041356 - Photodynamic therapy for conditions of the eye: The use of a combination of photodynamic therapy and an anti-VEGF agent in the treatment of conditions characterized by unwanted choroidal neovasculature is described. These conditions include wet age-related macular degeneration Preferred anti-VEGF agents are antibodies such as bevacizumab or ranibizumab Photosensitizers may be selected from green porphyrins such as... Agent: Qlt Inc.

20120041358 - One-hand device for ophthalmic surgery: A one-hand device for an ocular irrigation and aspiration has a tube (3), which having a tip (5) at a front end, wherein the tip (5) has an irrigation fluid orifice outlet (5a) for the exit of the irrigation fluid and an aspiration opening (5b) for taking up the material... Agent:

20120041359 - Systems and methods for mixing therapeutic agents before and/or during administration: The invention provides systems and methods for mixing of therapeutic agents before and/or during the localized application of the therapeutic agents. Most preferably, the present invention provides systems and methods for mixing of therapeutic agents before and/or during administration of the agents within a biological lumen. Various embodiments of the... Agent: Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.

20120041360 - Systems and methods for power and flow rate control: The invention is generally directed to systems and methods for fluid control, and more particularly to systems and methods for power and flow rate control for aspiration. In accordance with one embodiment, an aspiration system includes an aspiration line having distal and proximal ends and an aspiration port defined in... Agent: Abbott Medical Optics Inc.

20120041361 - Methods, systems and devices for desufflating a lung area: Methods, systems and devices are described for temporarily or permanently evacuating stagnating air from a diseased lung area, typically for the purpose of treating COPD. Evacuation is accomplished by displacing the stagnant CO2-rich air with a readily diffusible gas using a trans-luminal indwelling catheter specially configured to remain anchored in... Agent:

20120041362 - Systems and methods for power and flow rate control: The invention is generally directed to systems and methods for fluid control, and more particularly to systems and methods for power and flow rate control for aspiration. In accordance with one embodiment, an aspiration system includes an aspiration line having distal and proximal ends and an aspiration port defined in... Agent: Abbott Medical Optics Inc.

20120041363 - Medicament delivery device with electronic dose sensor: The present invention relates to a medicament delivery device comprising a generally elongated housing comprising a distal and a proximal housing part having opposite distal and proximal ends; a medicament container coaxially arranged within said proximal housing part; drive means (18, 20, 22, 23, 30, 32) arranged to act on... Agent: Shl Group Ab

20120041364 - Interlock mechanism for a drug delivery device and drug delivery device: e

20120041365 - Bag attachment device for breastpump: An attachment arrangement is disclosed for attaching a milk collecting bag to a breastpump assembly. In one form this includes an adaptor having mounting ears upon which portions of a bag with apertures therein are hung to suspend the bag in place below the breastpump assembly.... Agent: Medela Holding Ag

20120041366 - Medical injector with dose knob activation for automated reconstitution: A medical injector is provided herein having a body and a reservoir disposed in the body, the reservoir including at least first and second mixable components. At least one stopper is associated with the reservoir where distal advancement of the stopper over a predetermined distance causes mixing of the mixable... Agent: Becton, Dickinson And Company

20120041367 - Medical injector with post-autoreconstitution dose setting and autoplunger drive: A medical injector is provided herein having a body; a reservoir containing first and second mixable components, a stopper associated with the reservoir, a predetermined extent of advancement of the stopper causing mixing of the first and second mixable components; a displaceable plunger disposed in the body; a spring disposed... Agent: Becton, Dickinson And Company

20120041368 - Safety pen needle device: The present invention relates to a safety pen needle device comprising a generally tubular hub having a proximal and a distal end, said hub comprising attachment means arranged at its distal end for attaching the safety pen needle device to a medicament container assembly, and a coaxially arranged needle attachment... Agent: Shl Group Ab

20120041369 - Retrobulbar needle and methods of use: A syringe and needle assembly includes a needle that extends through the barrel of the syringe and is attached to a proximal portion of the syringe. The distal end of the needle extends through a sleeve attached to the distal end of the syringe. The proximal end of the needle... Agent:

20120041370 - Method and apparatus for detecting occlusions in an ambulatory infusion pump: An improved pump, reservoir and reservoir piston are provided for controlled delivery of fluids. A motor is operably coupled to a drive member, such as a drive screw, which is adapted to advance a plunger slide in response to operation of the motor. The plunger slide is removably coupled to... Agent: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.

20120041371 - Access device with blunting device: A device may include a hollow needle, a dilator mounted coaxially on the needle, and a sheath mounted coaxially on the dilator. The dilator may be slideably displaceable relative to the sheath.... Agent: Access Scientific, Inc.

20120041372 - Medical implement insertion device: An insertion device for the introduction of a medical implement, the insertion device including a hollow body, a needle holder mounting portion, a needle holder, a needle adapted for a medical implement to be mounted therewith relative to the needle, biasing means to bias the needle and the needle holder... Agent: Just Innovative Layouts Pty Ltd.

20120041373 - Needle changing apparatus: An apparatus is disclosed for storing and changing needles for connection with a medicament delivery device, comprising an inner housing, a reservoir disposed within the inner housing, and a needle holder disposed within the inner housing, for fluidly connecting a medicament container of the medicament delivery device with the reservoir.... Agent:

20120041374 - Needle unit and dermatological liquid injection apparatus using same: The present invention relates to a needle unit for injecting liquids such as medicine or tattooing pigment spread to a skin, into the skin, and a dermatological liquid injection apparatus using the same. The present invention includes a body unit including a driving device, a cam member rotated by the... Agent: Bomtech Electronics Co., Ltd.

20120041375 - Agent delivery catheter having articulating arms: An agent delivery catheter which has a support member comprising at least one articulating arm having an end fixedly secured relative to the shaft and having an anchor end section opposite to the fixed end. The articulating arm is biased to pivot at the fixed end away from the shaft,... Agent: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.

20120041376 - Catheter, catheter fixture, catheter kit and catheter manufacturing method: A catheter kit includes an elongated tubular catheter having at least one drug discharge hole in a side of the catheter; and a catheter fixture that is separated from the catheter. The catheter has a first engaging structure in a distal end part closer to a distal end side than... Agent: Olympus Corporation

20120041378 - Catheter anchoring system: A catheter anchoring system is provided to securely anchor to a patient's skin a catheter and fluid supply tube interconnection. The anchoring system comprises a retainer configured to receive a catheter adaptor in a variety of positions. The adaptor interconnects the catheter and the fluid supply tube. In one embodiment... Agent: Venetec International, Inc.

20120041377 - Catheter anchoring system, apparatus and method: A catheter anchoring system, apparatus and method for securing a catheter to a patient's skin, having two flexible side members and a cross-member therebetween to which a retaining assembly is mounted. The retaining assembly may hold a catheter hub at an angle for patient comfort. Gripping tabs secure to each... Agent: A&r Possibilities, L.L.C.

20120041379 - Cartridge and medication delivery device: A single-use cartridge for a medication delivery device, comprises a body element (1) having a proximal end and a distal end, a dispensing means (5), and a deformable capsule (3) containing medication. The capsule (3) is disposed inside the body element (1) and has a skin which encases the medication.... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20120041383 - Circuitous band needle changing apparatus: An apparatus is disclosed for storing and changing needles for a medicament delivery device having a medicament container, including a fixed mount for connecting the apparatus with the medicament delivery device, a needle holder displaceable along a circuitous path and connecting a plurality of needles displaceably disposed thereon, and a... Agent:

20120041380 - Living hinge needle assembly for medicament delivery device: A multi-pack assembly for containing and dispensing one or more new pen needles, and receiving and containing used pen needles after use, is provided, wherein a plurality of both new and used pen needles can be contained in a series of storage vessels, each secured to an adjacent storage vessel... Agent:

20120041382 - Pen injection device needle dispensing and storing apparatus: An apparatus is disclosed for storing and dispensing pen needles for an injection device, including a case having dispensing and storage ends for dispensing and storing a plurality of pen needles and a plurality of needle cover units, each pen needle having a patient end and a hub for connection... Agent:

20120041381 - Sterility barrier for pen needle and storage container therefor: A pen needle includes a hub having a first opening at a first end and a second opening at a second end. A needle is connected to the hub and extends through the first opening at the first end. Access to the needle through the second opening is prevented by... Agent: Becton, Dickinson And Company

20120041384 - Single use device for delivery of cartridge drugs: A syringe for administering medicament from a cartridge. The syringe includes a sleeve having an interior for receiving the cartridge extending between a distal hub and a proximal opening. The syringe has a cap selectively covering the proximal opening for retaining the cartridge in the interior of the sleeve. The... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20120041385 - Attachable needle changing device for medicament delivery device: An attachable needle storage device is provided with a main body and a rotatable sleeve and a plurality of new needles stored within the sleeve, a leaf spring to direct each needle into a circumferential position of the pen body when rotated, and a ramp to move the needle into... Agent:

20120041386 - Pen-type injector: A pen-type injector is improved so that a user may select a delivery dose of medicinal product from a multidose cartridge. The injector includes a housing, a cartridge containing medicinal product retained within a housing, a piston rod, a dose selecting member to select a dose of medicinal product to... Agent: Dca International Ltd.

20120041387 - Medicament delivery devices: A medicament delivery device (1) comprises a housing (15), a telescopic piston rod assembly (12) for driving a bung (20) of a medicament container (9), and a drive mechanism (17) for the telescopic piston rod assembly. The telescopic piston rod assembly (12) has an input drive (23) telescopically coupled to... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20120041388 - Syringe handle device: A syringe handle that is separately formed from a syringe and enabled to be later attached to a syringe is presented along with methods for using the handle. In some embodiments, handles can be attached and then detached from the syringes for re-use. Handles can be ergonomically elongated so as... Agent: Farnam Companies, Inc.

20120041389 - Medicament delivery device: The present invention relates to a medicament delivery device comprising a housing (10) having opposite distal and proximal ends; a medicament container holder (15) with a medicament container (14), disposed within the housing, wherein the container has a front opening with or for a delivery member for delivering the medicament... Agent: Shl Group Ab

20120041390 - Needle dispensing and storing apparatus for medicament delivery device: A flip-open multi-pack assembly is provided which can contain a plurality of new pen needles, such as through the provision of a rectangular or tube-shaped shaped, hinged shell housing, wherein new pen needles can be stored in a plurality of user accessible openings each having a sterility barrier formed, for... Agent:

20120041391 - Medical connector: Some embodiments comprise a connector including a rigid housing having a first end and a second end. A second member can be positioned at a second end portion of the housing and be engageable with a second device. The second member can have a body portion having a first body... Agent: Icu Medical, Inc.

20120041392 - Intraluminal cannula placement apparatus utilizing a specialized cannula for use with a previously inserted i.v. catheter: A specialized cannula and intraluminal cannula placement apparatus allow the insertion of an intraluminal cannula through a previously inserted standard I.V. catheter so that the intraluminal cannula extends beyond the end of a standard catheter. By using an intraluminal cannula of appropriate length, the intraluminal cannula may be used to... Agent:

20120041393 - Apparatus and method for capsule formation in tissue: Capsules, emplacement apparatus, and associated methods for establishing a capsule within tissue are described herein. The emplacement apparatus may be catheter-based or implemented in a handheld unit. The emplacement apparatus serves to introduced an encapsulating membrane in a collapsed condition into the tissue, and then to expand the encapsulating membrane... Agent: Cardiopolymers, Inc.

20120041395 - Method and device for delivering medicine to bone: A system for communicating fluid to or from a bone includes an insert. The insert includes a shaft extending between proximal and distal ends of the insert, a fenestration, and an expandable portion coupled to the shaft. The shaft is cannulated along at least a portion of the shaft between... Agent: Spinal Generations, LLC

20120041394 - Optimized intracranial catheters for convection-enhanced delivery of therapeutics: A primable catheter including a thermoreactive, viscoelastic material that is internally supported with a trocar wire. The primable catheter further includes a multi-chamfered tip and a gap interposed between an inner surface of the catheter and the outer surface of the trocar, such that a priming fluid is permitted to... Agent: Becton, Dickinson And Company

20120041396 - Preparation-at-use device comprising pre-formed hydrogel product: Disclosed is a preparation-at-use device comprising: (1) a pre-formed hydrogel component packaged in a first compartment; the pre-formed hydrogel component comprising a gelling agent and a solvent; and (2) a benefit component packaged in a second compartment; the benefit component comprising at least one compound that is unstable when contacted... Agent:

20120041397 - Method of treatment of premalignant and malignant skin lesions with cytotoxic agents: A method of packaging and applying toxic anti-neoplastic pharmaceutical agents for the prevention and treatment of premalignant and malignant lesions of the skin is described. The packaging of liquid formulations containing these toxic anti-neoplastic agents in plastic or glass bottles with control-flow applicators and caps enables patients to apply such... Agent: Elorac, Ltd

20120041398 - Bottle for containing a fluid: A bottle is for containing a fluid, and includes: a grippable bottle body having a size that can be gripped by one hand, the bottle body having a surrounding wall defining a receiving space, and an opening connected fluidly to the receiving space; a cap to close the opening in... Agent:

20120041399 - Wound cleansing apparatus in-situ: An apparatus for cleansing wounds, in which wound exudate is removed from a wound bed and selectively cleansed and returned to the wound. The cleansing means removes materials deleterious to wound healing, and the cleansed fluid, still containing materials that are beneficial in promoting wound healing, is returned to the... Agent: Smith & Nephew PLC

20120041400 - Bodily fluid drainage assembly: A bodily fluid drainage assembly can include a fluid bag and one or more covers. The assembly can include one or more volume indicators from which an approximate volume of a bodily fluid that is retained within the bag can be ascertained. In some arrangements, a cover includes a volume... Agent: Sterigear LLC

20120041402 - Drapeable wound dressing: Embodiments disclosed herein relate to a wound dressing, suitable for use in negative pressure wound therapy, comprising a body of porous material, the body of porous material comprising a plurality of cuts which provide regions of flexibility within the body. Further embodiments relate to methods of manufacturing and method of... Agent: Smith & Nephew PLC

20120041403 - Integrated contoured negative pressure bandages: An integrated negative pressure bandage is constructed with a non-woven polyurethane matrix pad secured on the outside surface to a sheet of polyurethane film formed with an outer adhesive boundary to establish a seal against the skin of the patient around the wound site. The inner surface of the non-woven... Agent:

20120041401 - Minus-pressured bandage: A minus-pressured bandage includes a coverage layer, a minus-pressed acting member, an adhering layer and a fixing tap. The coverage layer includes a through-hole to be connected to a minus-pressured device. The minus-pressed acting member includes a fixed-shaped layer and a contact layer abutting with the fixed-shaped layer. The contact... Agent:

20120041404 - Adhesive wafer for use in a collecting device: The current invention relates to radially divided adhesive wafers for applying to the skin of a human, and which increases the wear time of such adhesive wafers. More specifically, detailed embodiments relating to radially divided adhesive wafers for use in ostomy appliances are described. This is done by providing an... Agent: Coloplast A/s

20120041405 - Absorbent article including a formed fibrous article: The present invention generally relates to a method and apparatus for a making a formed fibrous article and more specifically to method and apparatus for making a formed fibrous article useful as an absorbent core structure in a disposable sanitary article such as a sanitary napkin, panty liner, diaper or... Agent:

20120041406 - Absorbent article including a formed fibrous article: The present invention generally relates to a method and apparatus for a making a formed fibrous article and more specifically to method and apparatus for making a formed fibrous article useful as an absorbent core structure in a disposable sanitary article such as a sanitary napkin, panty liner, diaper or... Agent:

20120041408 - Reusable diaper: The present disclosure provides reusable diaper devices, systems, and methods. One diaper embodiment includes a diaper body layer, a first casing formed from one or more layers of material and positioned on the diaper body layer, a first channel is formed by the casing proximate to a first leg opening... Agent:

20120041409 - Disposable wearable absorbent articles with extensible sides: Embodiments of the present disclosure include disposable wearable absorbent articles with extensible sides. In an embodiment of the present disclosure a disposable wearable absorbent article includes a front, a back, and an extensible side configured to connect the front and the back, wherein the extensible side has a substantially laterally... Agent:

20120041410 - Disposable absorbent article having soft-clothlike backsheet: A disposable absorbent article comprises a containment assembly comprising a topsheet, a backsheet and an absorbent core disposed between the topsheet and the backsheet. The backsheet comprises a nonwoven web positioned at the outermost portion of the absorbent article. The backsheet covers at least a portion of the outermost portion... Agent:

20120041407 - Disposable diaper: Disposable diapers improved so that waist regions are effectively elastic to assure high fitness are provided. In a first waist region, bonding region coated with adhesive lines includes a first bonding region coated with first adhesive lines extending from a peripheral edge of a waist-opening toward a crotch region and... Agent: Uni-charm Corporation

20120041412 - Biodegradable protrusions on inflatable device: A medical device for insertion and expansion in a body passageway. The medical device includes an inflatable device such as a balloon that is designed to be inflated and deflated while positioned in the body passageway. The inflatable device is inflatable by inserting a fluid in an internal cavity of... Agent:

20120041411 - Low profile guiding catheter for neurovascular applications: A low profile guiding catheter has a non-round shape for use in delivery of multiple microcatheters for treatment of neurovascular defects, such as for treatment of aneurysms. The low profile guiding catheter includes torque transmittal guidance walls that are flexible linearly but not circumferentially, and that are neither collapsible nor... Agent: Micrus Endovascular LLC

20120041414 - Medication delivery system and monitor: Systems and methods for the delivery and monitoring of a medication, such as insulin, to a recipient are provided. An exemplary feature-rich system comprises an infusion pump with a control system for controlling medication delivery by the infusion pump and a bolus estimator for estimating an appropriate amount of medication... Agent: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.

20120041415 - Medication delivery system and monitor: Systems and methods for the delivery and monitoring of a medication, such as insulin, to a recipient are provided. An exemplary feature-rich system comprises an infusion pump with a control system for controlling medication delivery by the infusion pump and a bolus estimator for estimating an appropriate amount of medication... Agent: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.

20120041413 - Portable infusion management apparatus and method: A portable infusion apparatus and method are provided for controlling the delivery of medicinal fluid to a patient.... Agent: Fluidnet Corporation

20120041416 - Drug delivery device for fluid restricted patients: A syringe assembly for connecting to an intravenous (“IV”) line includes: a syringe barrel having an actuation end and a discharge end; a syringe plunger moveable within the syringe barrel, the syringe plunger including a plunger head connected to a plunger arm; a seal between the plunger arm and the... Agent: Baxter International Inc.

20120041417 - User-actuated storage assembly for injection device: A storage assembly is removably connectable to a drug delivery device. A first chamber is disposed in the housing. A plurality of penetrating members are stored in the first chamber. A second chamber is disposed in the housing for storing the plurality of penetrating members after being used in an... Agent: Becton, Dickinson And Company

20120041418 - Biologic treatment system and method: A delivery system is provided that is adapted to treat various urological pelvic disorders, such as prolapse, incontinence, and the like. The delivery system can include at least one biologic loaded or otherwise provided with a bioactive agent. The biologic can comprise any drugs, hormones or steroids, stem cells, growth... Agent:

20120041419 - Trimmable catheter including distal portion stability features: A catheter tube for insertion into a body of a patient is disclosed. The catheter tube includes a distal portion that remains stable during fluid infusion into the patient, thus reducing or eliminating whipping of the catheter distal tip, even during power injection. In one embodiment, the catheter tube defines... Agent: C. R. Bard, Inc.

20120041420 - Guidewire: A guidewire includes a core shaft and a coil body wound around an outer periphery of the core shaft. A distal end portion of the core shaft and a distal end portion of the coil body is fixed to each other to form a most distal end portion. The coil... Agent: Asahi Intecc Co., Ltd.

20120041421 - Guidewire: A guidewire having high rotational torque transmissibility and high pushing torque transmissibility and having favorable restorability is provided. The guidewire has an outer coil having a tapered coil portion constituted by at least one strand wound to decrease an outer diameter toward a front end of a core shaft and... Agent: Asahi Intecc Co., Ltd.

20120041422 - System and method for manipulating insertion pathways for accessing target sites: A method for accessing a target site in the body by transferring a guidewire from an initial insertion site on the body to a different insertion site on the body is provided. In one aspect, a method for transferring a medical device or component, such as a sensor lead, from... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.

20120041423 - Catheter connection hub: Fluid communication to an end of a catheter is afforded through a connection hub selectively attachable thereto. The connection hub includes a catheter receiving element and a fluid coupling element that are relatively rotatable coaxially between a catheter receiving condition and a catheter capture condition of the connection hub. The... Agent: Custom Medical Applications, Inc.

20120041424 - Connector for connecting parts of a medical device: The present invention relates to a connector of the luer lock type having a first and a second part attached in a liquid sealing arrangement. Each part is provided with a central bore in which liquid transporting tubings are attached for establishing liquid connection in a liquid sealing arrangement between... Agent: Cma Microdialysis Ab

20120041425 - Medical connector structure: A medical connector structure configured in such a manner that a first member body which constitutes a connector base and a second member body which consists of a different material from the first member body are formed by two-color injection molding. The first member body is a tube body which... Agent: Jms Co., Ltd.

20120041426 - Collet lock: A locking apparatus for connecting a catheter to a stem. The locking apparatus comprises a collet sleeve, which includes an annular wall defining a center channel and a plurality of resilient prongs protruding inwardly into a portion of the center channel. The locking apparatus also comprises a lockable insert, which... Agent: Medical Components, Inc.

20120041427 - Electrolytically driven drug pump devices: Electrolytically driven drug pump devices may be configured so as to ensure sustained contact of the electrolysis electrodes with the electrolyte, thereby improving the reliability and/or pump capacity of the devices.... Agent: Minipumps, LLC

  
02/09/2012 > 73 patent applications in 51 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20120035523 - System for treatment of blood: The present invention relates to a system for the treatment of blood, in particular a highly efficient system for the safe removal of CO2 and bicarbonates from the blood in a blood circuit connected to a patient by means of a venous-venous connection having at least an inlet or tube... Agent: Hemodec S.r.l.

20120035524 - Expandable ocular devices: Disclosed herein are systems, devices and methods for treating an ocular disorder in an eye. The ocular device includes a proximal end, a distal end, and an internal lumen forming a flow pathway extending from the proximal end to the distal end; at least one inflow region that communicates with... Agent:

20120035525 - Ocular implant with fluid outflow pathways having microporous membranes: Disclosed are devices, methods and systems for treatment of eye disease such as glaucoma. Implants are described herein that enhance aqueous flow through the normal outflow system of the eye with minimal to no complications. The implant can include reversibly deformable portions that have a plurality of openings layered, covered... Agent:

20120035526 - Fibrous sheet disintegrating in water, process for manufacturing said fibrous sheet, use of said fibrous sheet for the manufacture of a core: A fibrous sheet having a basis weight of between 20 and 1000 g/m2 being manufactured according to a wet papermaking process, and disintegrating in water in less than 120 seconds, has 10 to 70% starch and at least 30% of papermaking fibres on the basis of the total weight of... Agent: Georgia-pacific France

20120035528 - Low-permeability, laser-activated drug delivery device: An implantable drug delivery device that uses multiple reservoir elements to contain and release doses of active pharmaceutical ingredients. The device includes a first shell element, which has a first enclosed cavity volume and forms a low-permeability barrier. The first shell element is configured to absorb light irradiation from a... Agent: On Demand Therapeutics, Inc.

20120035527 - Photochemical tissue bonding: The exemplary embodiments of the present invention provides exemplary methods for adhering biological membranes to luminal anatomical structures using photosensitizing agents and electromagnetic energy. The exemplary embodiments of the present invention also provides method for stabilizing luminal anatomical structures. Further, exemplary embodiments of the present invention provide arrangements for coupling... Agent: The General Hospital Corporation

20120035529 - Tumor vascular marker-targeted vaccines: The present invention provides methods of immunizing a subject against a tumor, inhibiting tumor growth, inhibiting tumor recurrence, treating, suppressing the growth of, or decreasing the incidence of a tumor, overcoming tolerance to a tumor vasculature marker (TVM) in a subject comprising the step of administering a vaccine comprising a... Agent:

20120035530 - Drug releasing coatings for medical devices: The invention relates to a medical device for delivering a therapeutic agent to a tissue. The medical device has a layer overlying the exterior surface of the medical device. The layer contains a therapeutic agent and an additive. In certain embodiments, the additive has a hydrophilic part and a drug... Agent: Lutonix, Inc.

20120035531 - On-demand and reversible drug release by external cue: The invention provides a method to release drugs from a polymer matrix upon demand without degrading the matrix. By applying ultrasound to a self-healable polymer matrix in physiological environment, compounds of both low-molecular and high-molecular weights encapsulated in the matrix are delivered at controlled rates, while the integrity and stiffness... Agent: President And Fellows Of Harvard College

20120035532 - Aspirating and injecting device: A medical device for aspirating and injecting fluid into a body cavity for use with first and second syringes is provided. The medical device includes an outer needle having an outer lumen formed therethrough. A distal end of the outer needle is configured to puncture tissue for insertion of the... Agent: Cook Incorporated

20120035534 - Dialysis system including wireless patient data and trending and alert generation: A peritoneal dialysis system includes an automated peritoneal dialysis (“APD”) machine including a logic implementer and a wireless interface receiver. The system also includes at least one of a scale or a blood pressure monitor including a wireless interface transmitter. The scale or blood pressure monitor is operable to send... Agent: Baxter International Inc.

20120035533 - Peritoneal dialysis machine touch screen user interface: A peritoneal dialysis machine including a membrane pump and a touch screen display that includes a mode-indicating portion and an operation-descriptive portion, the mode-indicating portion having a plurality of touch sensitive indicia each indicating one of a plurality of modes in which the machine can operate, the display being used... Agent: Baxter International Inc.

20120035535 - Method of varying the flow rate of fluid from a medical pump and hybrid sensor system performing the same: A system and method of varying the flow rate of fluid from a medical pump through tubing includes determining an inner diameter of the tubing and fluid flow velocity of fluid in the tubing with a controller based on acoustic signals received by a capacitive micromachined ultrasonic transducer sensor system... Agent:

20120035536 - Breast pump insert: A breast pump insert to receive the breast of a user of a breast pump is disclosed. The insert is formed from inner and outer materials, wherein the outer material exhibits greater hardness than the inner material.... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20120035537 - Systems and methods for combining materials: A method of combining a drug in a first container and a liquid in a second container includes placing the first container and the second container in fluid communication with a housing, combining the liquid and the drug in the first container, transferring the liquid and the drug from the... Agent: B. Braun Melsungen Ag

20120035538 - Medicament delivery device: The present invention relates to a medicament delivery device comprising a generally elongated housing comprising a proximal part (10) and a distal part (12); a medicament cartridge (18) comprising a proximal opening closed by a septum (30), an axially movable distal stopper (26), and a first enclosure (20) wherein a... Agent: Shl Group Ab

20120035540 - Event-based control of a lumen traveling device: Methods of controlling the operation of a device traveling in a body tube tree, including selecting a direction of travel based on information relating to a previous event associated with a possible direction of travel, implemented with a control system located partially or fully on the lumen traveling device. Various... Agent: Searete LLC, A Limited Liability Corporation Of The State Of Delaware

20120035539 - Magnetically guided catheters: A magnetically-guided catheter includes a tip positioning magnet in the distal electrode assembly configured to interact with externally applied magnetic fields for magnetically-guided movement. A magnetically-guided mapping catheter includes an electrically-conductive capsule in the form of a casing that includes a distal ablation surface and isolates the positioning magnet from... Agent:

20120035542 - Automatic injection device: The present invention relates to an injection device (22) equipped with a compartment articulated with reference to the device to receive a syringe (10) with staked needle (18) protected by a protection cap (20) coupled with the syringe, the compartment being susceptible to evolve from a first open position for... Agent:

20120035541 - Single use safety syringe: A single use safety syringe (10) has a barrel (12) having a leading end (14) and a trailing end (16). A needle 18 is sealably, but removably, attached to an opening in the leading end. A plunger (20) is slidably received through an opening in the trailing end. Upon completion... Agent:

20120035543 - Infusion pump apparatus, method and system: A system is disclosed. The system includes a fill adapter device including a heat exchanger which includes a heating element and a fluid pathway, the fluid pathway fluidly connected to a filling needle input, whereby fluid enters the heat exchanger through the filling needle input and flows through the fluid... Agent: Deka Products Limited Partnership

20120035546 - Cartridge insertion assembly: A cartridge insertion assembly including apparatus with a pathway formed therein, a cartridge insertable into the pathway, the cartridge including a cartridge coupling element connectable to an activation mechanism disposed in the apparatus operative to cause a substance contained in the cartridge to be metered out of the cartridge, and... Agent: Lamodel Ltd.

20120035545 - Hand piece assembly for a disposable flushing nozzle unit for cleansing and/or irrigating surgical wounds: The invention relates to a hand piece for a disposable flushing nozzle unit for cleansing and/or irrigating surgical wounds, comprising a housing with one first connecting unit for holding the disposable flushing nozzle unit, a drive mechanism and an electric motor interacting with said drive mechanism. In an especially advantageous... Agent:

20120035544 - Medical devices with plasma-treated surface and methods: A medical device (e.g., an implantable medical device) including a sealing apparatus (sealing element, e.g., a grommet for securing a lead to the device) that includes an element (e.g., a body) having a plasma-treated surface and methods (e.g., methods of making the device).... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20120035547 - Medication delivery system and monitor: Systems and methods for the delivery and monitoring of a medication, such as insulin, to a recipient are provided. An exemplary feature-rich system comprises an infusion pump with a control system for controlling medication delivery by the infusion pump and a bolus estimator for estimating an appropriate amount of medication... Agent: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.

20120035549 - Insertion device: An insertion device, generally used with an infusion set, including a needle being adapted for puncturing at one end and including at the opposite end a hub. The hub includes a handle part and a guard part that are capable of securing the needle through the use of locks. Locking... Agent: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.

20120035548 - System and method for establishing vascular access: Systems, kits, and methods for establishing vascular access are described. A system typically includes a radially expandable sleeve, a dilator, and a guidewire. The methods comprise positioning the guidewire through an initial tissue tract, passing the radially expandable sleeve over the guidewire through the tissue tract to a target blood... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20120035550 - Safety needle with positive flush: A needle assembly including a positive flush mechanism for use with a vascular access port. The needle assembly is configured to supply fluid to the port and to provide a positive flush to overcome negative pressures in the port that can potentially occur during withdrawal of the needle from the... Agent: C. R. Bard, Inc.

20120035551 - Carrier for injecting a product into the human body: The invention relates to a carrier for injecting a filler product, in particular for microplasty or lipo-reconstruction, comprising a semi-rigid tubular needle (2) having a longitudinal axis with a closed hemispherical distal end and a proximal end (3) for connecting to an injection device, said needle having an inner tubular... Agent:

20120035552 - Needle safety device and assembly: Safety intravenous catheters (IVCs) are disclosed herein having a catheter hub with a catheter tube, a needle with a needle hub, and a needle guard. The needle guard is configured to be positioned at least partially within an interior space of the catheter hub and is retained thereto by mechanical... Agent: B. Braun Melsungen Ag

20120035553 - Clamp for closing flexible tubing belonging to medical equipment: A clamp for closing flexible tubing including a first arm having a first anchoring element, a second arm, a first connecting portion elastically connecting the first arm to the second arm, a second connecting portion connected to the second arm opposite the first connecting portion, extending towards the free end... Agent: Gambro Lundia Ab

20120035554 - Device for vein stabilization: Apparatuses and methods for performing and aiding venipuncture. The apparatuses of the present invention provide the medical practitioner with an improved tool for performing venipuncture methods. The apparatus preferably includes a handle that is connected to a plurality of tines that run roughly parallel to one another. During use, the... Agent:

20120035555 - Transdermal porator and patch system and method for using same: A transdermal permeant delivery system for delivery of at least one permeant composition into a tissue membrane of a subject including a disposable substrate having at least a portion of a bottom surface of a first release liner connected to an upper surface of the substrate and a patch having... Agent:

20120035559 - Device and method for abscess irrigation: The subject invention provides novel, inexpensive, and highly effective methods and devices for convenient and effective irrigation of abscesses, puncture wounds, and similar types of deep tissue wounds. In one embodiment the subject invention provides a discharge apparatus for a reservoir housing containing irrigation solution, wherein the discharge apparatus has... Agent:

20120035557 - Personal care compositions comprising a multi-active system for down regulating cytokines irritation: A personal care composition comprising a multi-active system for down regulating cytokines comprising at least three actives, an extract of camellia sinesis, panthenol, and a glycyrrhizinate salt.... Agent:

20120035556 - Pump systems and methods for storing and dispensing a plurality of precisely measured unit-doses of imiquimod cream: The present invention is directed to airless storage and dispensing systems that include a pump or dispensing package pre-filled with a topical semi-solid imiquimod pharmaceutical formulation (“pump systems”) and methods for storing and dispensing from the pump systems a plurality of precisely measured and uniform unit doses of a topical... Agent: Graceway Parmaceuticals, LLC

20120035558 - Wound cleaning adhesive patch: A patch that is able to expedite the healing process of skin wounds such as cuts, burns, scraps, or any other superficial wounds. The present invention is an adhesive patch with gauze retaining a suds substance. The patch is applied to a user's skin wound to clean and draw out... Agent:

20120035560 - Wound treatment system: A system is provided for the treatment of wounds. The system comprises a wound dressing and a suction regulator that includes a vacuum regulator for supplying a negative pressure to the wound site and a control circuit for controlling the vacuum regulator to selectively supply the negative pressure. The system... Agent:

20120035561 - System and method for locating fluid leaks at a drape of a reduced pressure delivery system: A system and method for performing tissue therapy may include applying a reduced pressure to a tissue site of a patient. A fluid parameter associated with applying a reduced pressure to the tissue site may be sensed. An audible fluid leak location sound may be generated in response to sensing... Agent:

20120035562 - System and method for treating tissue of a patient using a thermoelectric generator: A system and method for treating a tissue site of a patient may include applying a reduced pressure to a tissue site of a patient. Electricity may be generated in response to sensing a temperature level being generated by the patient. The generated electricity may be collected for use in... Agent:

20120035563 - Absorbent articles with intricate graphics: Absorbent articles are disclosed that have been printed with active graphics alone or in combination with permanent graphics to create a wetness indicator. Different active graphic compositions and/or permanent graphic compositions are combined so as to make the wetness indicator very prominent on the article. In addition, when the absorbent... Agent:

20120035564 - Pull-on article: A pull-on article comprises a chassis including a first waist region, a second waist region and a crotch region between the first and second waist regions. The article is shaped into a pull-on having a waist and a pair of leg openings by weld-bonding side edges of the first and... Agent: Uni-charm Corporation

20120035565 - Absorbent article: The absorbent article includes at least one inner bag-like member, an absorbent polymer, and an outer bag-like member. The inner bag-like member is formed into a thin and substantially sheet-like form of a sheet having biodegradability and fluid permeability, and includes multiple accommodation spaces. The absorbent polymer has biodegradability and... Agent:

20120035566 - Absorbent article: An absorbent article includes a pair of grooves in which each of the grooves has a central region in the longitudinal direction has a first section which is formed so as to be curved in a convex manner at an inside of a widthwise direction of the absorption layer; a... Agent: Unicharm Corporation

20120035567 - Apparatus for manufacturing absorbent article, method of manufacturing absorbent article and absorbent article: An apparatus 100 of the present invention for manufacturing an absorbent article which includes a liquid-permeable topsheet, a liquid-impermeable backsheet and an absorber provided between the topsheet and the backsheet, is provided with a lower press roller 110B which presses outer edge areas 81 which correspond to outer edges of... Agent: Uni-charm Corporation

20120035569 - Absorbent disposable incontinence pants comprising side sections: The invention relates to a disposable absorbent incontinence diaper (2) of the open type, having a main part (4), comprising a front region (6) having front lateral longitudinal edges (42), a rear region (8) having rear lateral longitudinal edges (41) and a crotch region (10) that is located in between... Agent:

20120035568 - Decorative sanitary absorbent article and method of using same: A decorative sanitary absorbent article and a method of using it, includes providing the absorbent article having a decorative appearance or indicia for use in a filmy undergarment having a similar decorative appearance or indicia, to conceal the sanitary absorbent article within the undergarment.... Agent:

20120035570 - Feminine hygiene apparatus and method: An apparatus comprising a first feminine sanitary napkin, and a bag having an inner chamber and resealable means which can be unsealed to allow the inner chamber to be accessed and can be sealed to prevent access to the inner chamber. The bag may be attached to the first feminine... Agent:

20120035571 - Vacuum-packed diaper kit: A diaper kit for a changing of a single disposable diaper includes a packaged single-use disposable diaper comprising, a sealed substantially air impermeable encasement completely enclosing an interior space and having at least one airtight seal, and a single compressed single-use disposable diaper vacuum-sealed within said interior space, wherein said... Agent:

20120035578 - Absorbent article: The present invention provides an absorbent article adapted to prevent body waste from leaking beyond leakage-barrier cuffs and thereby to restrict leakage of body waste from the article. A chassis 14 forming a diaper 10 includes a top-sheet 40 lying on a side facing the wearer's skin and a back-sheet... Agent: Uni-charm Corporation

20120035573 - Disposable diaper: A disposable diaper configured to restrict development of gaps between a pair of leakage-barrier cuffs formed on respective sides of a crotch region and the wearer's skin. The disposable diaper has a pair of cuffs extending in a longitudinal direction and being stretchable and contractible along respective sides thereof. One... Agent: Uni-charm Corporation

20120035574 - Fastening member comprising shaped tab: A fastening member used for, e.g., a disposable absorbent article is disclosed. The fastening member extends in a longitudinal direction and in a lateral direction and has a lateral centerline. The fastening member comprises a base panel and a shaped tab extending laterally from the base panel. The shaped tab... Agent:

20120035576 - Absorbent article: The present invention provides an absorbent article improved so that bodily fluids can be absorbed by an absorbent structure from a skin-facing side of the absorbent structure and a non-skin-facing side thereof and thereby a liquid-absorbent core can be efficiently utilized. In a diaper 10, a crotch member 40 includes... Agent: Uni-charm Corporation

20120035575 - Barrier cuff for a unitary disposable absorbent article having intermediate bond for sustained fit: Absorbent articles such as disposable diapers and disposable pant like garments are disclosed. In particular, absorbent articles such as disposable diapers and pants having an improved barrier cuff structure for improved fit are described. The placement of a barrier cuff structure having a tackdown point near the waistband of the... Agent:

20120035577 - Disposable urine collector with pad and shell: A disposable urine collection device for use by a person may include a substantially rigid shell having a rim configured for snugly engaging a urinary area of the person and an absorbent pad disposed in an interior space of the shell, the absorbent pad having a capacity for absorbing a... Agent:

20120035572 - Wearing article: A wearing article has crotch-elastic elements extending in a longitudinal direction. Front and rear waist members and the crotch member are bonded one another by front and rear bonded regions. The front bonded region is contoured by first and second ends and both side edges obliquely extending in the longitudinal... Agent: Uni-charm Corporation

20120035579 - Fastening member comprising shaped tab: A fastening member used for, e.g., a disposable absorbent article is disclosed, The fastening member extends in a longitudinal direction and in a lateral direction and has a lateral centerline. The fastening member comprises a base panel and a shaped tab extending laterally from the base panel. The shaped tab... Agent:

20120035580 - Vial adaptors and vials for regulating pressure: In certain embodiments, a vial adaptor for removing liquid contents from a vial includes a piercing member and a bag. The bag can be contained within the piercing member such that the bag is introduced to the vial when the vial adaptor is coupled with the vial. In some embodiments,... Agent:

20120035581 - Infusion pump and slide clamp apparatus and method: An infusion pump for metering fluid flow through an delivery tube of an infusion tubing set has an internal occlusion clamp which clamps the delivery tube to prevent the free flow of fluid through the tube when access to the delivery tube in the infusion pump is possible. To release... Agent:

20120035582 - Methods and systems for handling or delivering materials for natural orifice surgery: The embodiments disclosed herein relate to various medical systems, including systems that can be used in conjunction with medical devices used in endoscopic surgery. Certain embodiments include various material handling devices that can transport materials between the inside and the outside of an endoscopic surgery patient.... Agent: Board Of Regents Of The University Of Nebraska

20120035583 - Multimode neurobiophysiology probe: Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) is taking off and will be part of the main treatment for brain diseases such as movement disorders, epilepsy, psychiatric diseases and many others. There is a need for more sophisticated devices that can do more in one penetration, not just stimulate. Once there is a... Agent:

20120035584 - Method and apparatus for delivering a lead to a heart: A method and apparatus for creating and accessing an anatomic space between a heart and a pericardial sac. The apparatus includes a catheter having a cryoadhesion member situated on the distal tip of the catheter. The cryoadhesion member is utilized to adhere to the pericardial sac and to retract the... Agent: Meditronic, Inc.

20120035586 - Infusion catheter and method: An infusion catheter includes an elongate catheter body having a proximal body component and a distal body component. The distal body component includes a distal body outer surface and a distal body inner surface defining an infusion lumen. The distal body component further includes a skeleton, and a porous infusion... Agent: Cook Incorporated

20120035587 - Methods and systems for providing therapies into the pericardial space: Methods and systems for transvenously accessing the pericardial space via the vascular system and atrial wall, particularly through the superior vena cava and right atrial wall, to deliver a pharmacologic agent, particularly a NO-donor drug, to the heart are disclosed. A proximal connector of an infusion catheter is coupled to... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20120035585 - Tapered venous access introducer: A system and method for vessel catheterization is provided, having an introducer sheath and a catheter. The introducer sheath can include a handle and a sheath body extending from the handle. An access lumen is provided in the introducer sheath, and can include a tapered portion that is sized to... Agent: Cook Incorporated

20120035588 - Devices and methods for low shearing local delivery of therapeutic agents to the wall of a bodily lumen: The invention relates generally to devices and methods for local delivery of therapeutic agents to the wall of a bodily lumen with minimal shearing damage to the therapeutic agents, more specifically to the wall of a blood vessel following atherectomy. A preferred delivery mechanism comprises a balloon, or double balloon,... Agent: Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.

20120035589 - Method and apparatus for plasma incision of cardiovascular tissue: A method with apparatus for performing surgery using plasma is described. In one exemplary embodiment, the apparatus includes a radiofrequency signal generator, a conditioning network coupled to the radiofrequency signal generator, and a catheter coupled to the conditioning network, the catheter including at least one electrode, such that the conditioning... Agent:

20120035590 - System and method for manipulating insertion pathways for accessing target sites: A method for accessing a target site in the body by transferring a guidewire from an initial insertion site on the body to a different insertion site on the body is provided. In one aspect, a method for transferring a medical device or component, such as a sensor lead, from... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.

20120035591 - Thermoplastic medical device: An medical device such as a guidewire or a catheter having a flexible elongate component which comprises a thermoplastic rigid rod polymer, which component may comprise a bundle of threads, a sleeve, a coil, a co-extrusion, a strut, or other suitable component.... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20120035592 - Medical devices including shape memory materials: Medical devices, such as catheters, including shape memory materials, are provided, as well as related methods of making and using such medical devices.... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20120035593 - Enteral connector: A male connector element for detachable coupling with an enteral feeding tube, and having a tip length sufficient to prevent over-insertion into the female hub of the feeding tube, and thereby reducing the potential for stretching the female hub.... Agent:

20120035594 - Mechanical pump for removal of fragmented matter and methods of manufacture and use: Material transport catheters and methods for their use rely on rotation of an impeller within a catheter body and a clearing element for preventing buildup of materials at the opening of the catheter body. The impeller preferably comprises an inner tube or shaft having a helical rotor formed over an... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20120035595 - Urethral catheter for measuring the pressure inside the bladder of a living being: A urinary catheter for measuring the pressure in the bladder of a living being comprises a gas-filled measurement balloon for sensing bladder pressure which is arranged on the catheter body distally from a blocking balloon. The catheter body is locally reinforced in the region of the measurement balloon by a... Agent:

  
02/02/2012 > 80 patent applications in 52 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20120029408 - Apparatus, system and methods for extracorporeal blood processing for selectively cooling the brain relative to the body during hyperthermic treatment or to induce hypothermia of the brain: A system, apparatus and methods are provided for extra-corporeal blood treatment, and in particular for establishing and maintaining a neck down differential body temperature, while maintaining near normal brain temperatures, to protect the brain from extended or extreme hypothermia or hyperthermia. A blood treatment apparatus and system is provided for... Agent:

20120029409 - Extracorporeal blood treatment apparatus: In a single needle extracorporeal blood treatment apparatus, an ultrafiltration pump (10) performs a pure ultrafiltration of ultrafiltrate from an hemofilter (4). The blood may be continuously circulated through the hemofilter using a first pump (5), which alternates an higher flow rate during the arterial phase and a lower flow... Agent:

20120029410 - Apparatus for detecting moisture for an apparatus for monitoring the access to a patient, in particular for monitoring the vascular access during extracorporeal blood treatment: An apparatus is disclosed for detecting moisture, which is intended for the use in an apparatus for monitoring an access to a patient for a device by means of which a fluid is conducted to and/or removed from a patient via a hose line, in particular for monitoring the vascular... Agent:

20120029411 - Carpal tunnel drainage: A procedure for treating carpal tunnel syndrome can involve aspirating one or more of the flexor tendons running through the carpal tunnel to reduce swelling, and hence reduce the cross-sectional area of those flexor tendons. As a result, the median nerve also running through the carpal tunnel is less constricted,... Agent: Kyphon S&#xc0 Rl

20120029413 - Gastrointestinal implant with drawstring: A gastrointestinal implant device includes a flexible, floppy sleeve, open at both ends, that extends into the duodenum. The device further includes a collapsible anchor coupled to the proximal portion of the sleeve. The device further includes a drawstring that is threaded through a proximal end of the anchor, and... Agent:

20120029412 - Internal and external disc shunt alleviate back pain: The intervertebral disc is avascular. Nutrients and waste are diffused through adjacent vertebral bodies into the disc. As we age, calcified layers form between the disc and vertebral bodies, blocking diffusion of nutrients, oxygen and pH buffer in blood. Under anaerobic conditions, lactic acid is produced, irritating nerve endings and... Agent:

20120029414 - Transcutaneous telemetry of cerebrospinal fluid shunt programmable-valve pressure using near-infrared (nir) light: An improvement for a programmable valve system of the type implanted in a patient and used to divert cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) from an intraventricular space to a terminus such as the peritoneal cavity. Such system includes means for establishing a flow path for the CSF to the terminus, which flow... Agent:

20120029415 - Tampon: A tampon includes: a tampon main body; an accommodating cylinder that accommodates the tampon main body, the accommodating cylinder having an opening at a leading end; and a pushing member that pushes out the tampon main body outside of the accommodating cylinder from the opening, by moving inside the accommodating... Agent: Uni-charm Corporation

20120029420 - Combination and eleectrical stimulating and infusion medical device and method: A combined electrical and chemical stimulation lead is especially adapted for providing treatment to the spine and nervous system. The stimulation lead includes electrodes that may be selectively positioned along various portions of the stimulation lead in order to precisely direct electrical energy to ablate or electrically stimulate the target... Agent:

20120029418 - Composition and method for photodynamic disinfection: The present invention includes a composition for photoablation comprising a photosensitizer and ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (“EDTA”) at a very low concentration (e.g., ranging from about 0.01 mM to about 1.25 mM), wherein the composition is used for photoablation of at least one targeted organism. The present invention also includes a method... Agent: Advanced Photodynamic Technologies, Inc.

20120029417 - Cosmetic treatment method including the projection of an image onto the zone to be treated: A treatment method for treating human keratinous material, the method including: a) projecting an image onto a zone to be treated; b) modifying the content and/or adjusting the projected image; and c) cosmetically treating the zone as a function of the image as modified and/or adjusted in this way.... Agent: L'oreal

20120029416 - Porous electroactive hydrogels and uses thereof: The present invention provides porous electroactive hydrogels, the deformation angle of which is controlled by electroactuation, and methods for preparing and using such hydrogels.... Agent: President And Fellows Of Harvard College

20120029419 - Treating cancer using electromagnetic fields in combination with other treatment regimens: Chemotherapeutic treatment for certain cancers may be combined with low intensity, intermediate frequency alternating electric fields that are tuned to a particular type of target cell. When the tuned fields were combined with Paclitaxel, Doxorubicin or Cyclophosphamide, excellent results were obtained against human breast cancer cells (MDA-MB-231) and non-small cell... Agent:

20120029423 - Intraocular pressure control: An improved method of controlling intraocular pressure with a microsurgical system using measured flow rate.... Agent:

20120029421 - Medical delivery systems and apparatus: A catheter proximal section is preferably formed from a relatively soft part and a relatively rigid part, and includes a proximal terminal end that defines a perimeter of an opening into a lumen of the catheter. The proximal section may further include a feature for interlocking engagement with an accessory... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20120029422 - System and method for pain reduction during skin puncture and breakable tip therefor: An instrument, article and method are provided for minimizing pain during administration by injection of a liquid, such as, an anesthetic. The instrument has a forward end. A rod or lightpipe mounted freely for vibration projects out of the forward end. The article, a single use tip, is composed of... Agent:

20120029424 - Breastpump with letdown feature: Breastpumps and methods for use in extracting breastmilk, which can be used to generate, among other things, both a letdown or stimulation phase and a milk expression phase, are disclosed.... Agent: Medela Holding Ag

20120029425 - Combined catheter tip and inflation balloon: An integrated catheter tip that is fabricated to include an inflation balloon that is formed/bonded to the catheter tip as part of an initial molding operation. A tip portion of the integrated catheter tip is formed of a first high durometer polymer while the inflation balloon is formed using a... Agent:

20120029426 - Drug releasing coatings for medical devices: The invention relates to a medical device for delivering a therapeutic agent to a tissue. The medical device has a layer overlying the exterior surface of the medical device. The layer contains a therapeutic agent and an additive. In certain embodiments, the additive has a hydrophilic part and a drug... Agent: Lutonix, Inc.

20120029427 - Dual chamber syringe with retractable needle: Embodiments of a retractable syringe assembly are provided that include a dual syringe barrel configuration. One or more embodiments include reuse prevention features and features that prevent premature activation of the retraction mechanism. Methods for aspirating and expelling liquid from medical devices are also provided.... Agent: Becton, Dickinson And Company

20120029428 - Vacuum asisst syringe filling: A multi-dose injection system (108) is disclosed that allows for vacuum-assisted removal of air from an interconnected tubing set (110) and syringes (126, 127) and subsequent filling with fluid. The injection system (108) may include a bulk fluid container holder module (116) operable to hold one or more bottles (118,... Agent:

20120029430 - High surface area polymer actuator with gas mitigating components: A polymer actuator component and a polymer actuator assembly, power supply and method of using the activation are described.... Agent:

20120029433 - Infusion pump system with disposable cartridge having pressure venting and pressure feedback: Embodiments are directed to portable infusion devices, systems, and methods of using the same for dispensing materials. In some cases, the devices, systems and methods may be used for infusing a material such as medicament, e.g., insulin, into a body in need thereof.... Agent: Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc.

20120029431 - Infusion reservoir with push-on connector features and/or attachments therefor: A reservoir and straight-line, push-on connector assembly is provided for connecting the reservoir and one of a standard Luer line set and a custom Luer line set to any number of infusion pump configurations using a simple straight-line, push-on motion, wherein the push-on connector assembly is provided and configured to... Agent:

20120029432 - Method and device for delivering medicine to bone: A system for treating a bone includes an insert for a bone screw or a fixation nail. The insert includes a shaft that extends between proximal and distal ends of the insert and a cap. The shaft includes an opening in the proximal end and a cannulation extending from the... Agent: Spinal Generations, LLC

20120029429 - Sterile disposable remote pneumatic actuators: The various embodiments of the present invention relate to remote pneumatic (bellows-action) actuators for switching applications, which are preferably sterile and/or disposable. When compressed, the bellows-action actuator provides a pulse of air pressure sufficient to actuate a remotely-located pneumatic switch configured to turn on/off an electrical, mechanical or optical device.... Agent:

20120029434 - Applicator for microneedle array: Provided is a microneedle device which protects microneedle, has an easily portable shape, is free from such problems as breakage of small needles in the step of puncturing the skin with the microneedle, and ensures appropriate skin puncture for administering a drug. By studying the relationship between a device to... Agent: Medrx Co., Ltd.

20120029435 - Ng/og support systems: An external anchoring device for a nasogastric or orogastric tube comprising a cross shaped facial attachment base comprising a middle section, a top section, a bottom section, a left section and a right section; a first elongated fastening strap; and a second elongated fastening strap which are attached to and... Agent:

20120029436 - Bilateral vessel closure: A system for sealing a large penetration in the wall of a femoral artery comprises an occlusion catheter and an applicator. An access catheter may further be provided in order to facilitate introduction of the occlusion catheter. The occlusion catheter is introduced through a contralateral penetration, advanced over the aortic... Agent: Cardiva Medical, Inc.

20120029437 - Kits for one-dose intradermal delivery for non-live trivalent influenza vaccine: The invention relates to a pharmaceutical kit for one-dose influenza vaccine for intradermal delivery of a trivalent, non-live influenza antigen preparation, particularly a split influenza preparation.... Agent: Glaxosmithkline Biologicals, S.a.

20120029438 - Drug container: The present invention relates to an assembly (101) comprising: an injection device (1) comprising a container (2) for a product, said container comprising a distal tip (3), an adaptor (5) comprising a ring (6) mounted onto said distal tip (3), characterized in that said assembly (101) further comprises a heat-shrinkable... Agent: Becton Dickinson France

20120029440 - Apparatus for holding a cover of a needle unit and method: An apparatus comprises a recess configured to hold an outer cover of a needle packaging for providing a needle unit. The outer cover is suitable to cover at least a part of a needle unit for a medication delivery device.... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20120029441 - Needlestick prevention device: A needlestick prevention device for an injection device having a hollow needle comprises a sheath for attachment to the injection device. The sheath has three positions. In a first, inoperative position the sheath sealingly encloses the needle. In a second operative position a first part of the sheath is removed,... Agent:

20120029439 - Syringe and needle cover remover: Apparatus for loading into an injection device and comprising a syringe and a boot remover. The syringe has a syringe body, a needle and a boot providing a sterile cover for the needle. The boot remover has a body for substantially enclosing the boot and a lip or lips projecting... Agent:

20120029442 - Drug delivery device: The present invention relates to drug delivery devices. The drug delivery device according to the invention includes a housing with a needle holder suitable for attaching a needle unit to the housing at the distal end, and a cap being capable of covering the distal end of the drug delivery... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20120029443 - Medicament delivery device: The present invention relates to a medical delivery device comprising a tubular distal housing; a tubular proximal housing; a medicament container arranged inside said tubular proximal housing; a threaded hollow plunger rod; a spring force means pre-tensioned arranged within said plunger rod; activation means arranged to be movable between a... Agent: Shl Group Ab

20120029444 - Irrigation catheter and a method of fabricating: A catheter sheath for an irrigation catheter comprises an elongate member having a proximal end and a distal end and defining a lumen extending from the proximal end to the distal end. At least one electrode is arranged on the elongate member. A plurality of elongate elements are contained in... Agent: Cathrx Ltd

20120029445 - Posterior segment drug delivery: A therapeutic device to release a therapeutic agent comprises a porous structure coupled to a container comprising a reservoir. The reservoir comprises a volume sized to release therapeutic amounts of the therapeutic agent for an extended time when coupled to the porous structure and implanted in the patient. The porous... Agent: Forsight Vision4, Inc.

20120029446 - Transdermal preparation: By providing a non-liquid drug reservoir layer 2 having first and second principal surfaces and containing a drug and a polymer that is to be a base, a drug permeation layer 4 disposed at the first principal surface side of the drug reservoir layer 2 and being lower in permeability... Agent: Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical Co., Inc.

20120029447 - Transdermal pharmaceutical preparation and administration of tirofiban: The present invention provides a titratable transdermal drug delivery system comprising an effective dose of an antithrombotic agent, such as tirofiban, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof. The dosage of the drug delivered is proportional to the size of the patch applied and achieves 60-85% platelet inhibition. The system enables... Agent: Medicure International Inc.

20120029448 - Suction pump system: A suction pump system for aspirating body fluids from a patient is disclosed. The suction pump system includes a housing, at least one pump unit, and a one fluid collection container, which is connected to the pump unit via a vacuum line. The at least one pump unit is arranged... Agent: Medela Holding Ag

20120029449 - Transmissive dressing for negative pressure wound therapy: An apparatus and method for treating a wound can include a flexible sheet for sealingly engaging a patient's skin around a wound bed, a drain to be located in the wound bed, a vacuum source connected to the drain, and a flow restriction device to control the flow of fluid... Agent: Prospera Technologies, LLC

20120029450 - ostomy appliance and an adhesive wafer for such appliance: The present invention concerns adhesive wafer for an ostomy appliance, said adhesive wafer being adapted for directly or indirectly securing an ostomy pouch to a person's skin, wherein the wafer comprises a starter hole surrounded by a plurality of cutting guidelines for enabling the person to cut the hole into... Agent: Hollister Incorporated

20120029451 - Male external urinary incontinence device: The present invention relates to a male external urinary incontinence device including a hydrocolloid composition as an adhesive and to methods of making and using this device. The hydrocolloid composition can include an acrylic pressure sensitive adhesive, a polyacrylic acid polymer, and, optionally, a neutralizer.... Agent:

20120029452 - Urine collection system: The present invention relates to a urine collection system for a male user, said collection system comprising a primary urine collection device, wherein the primary urine collection device is adapted to accommodate at least a glans-comprising portion of a penis, said primary urine collection device comprising sealing means adapted to... Agent: Urologic Aps

20120029453 - Absorbent article: In an absorbent article 1, an absorber 30 is arranged between a liquid-permeable topsheet 10 and a liquid-impermeable backsheet 20, and the absorber 30 includes electrolyte particles as a hygroscopic material 70. This enables exhibition of a sufficient hygroscopicity during wearing and more surely suppress a discomfort of a wearer... Agent: Uni-charm Corporation

20120029454 - Absorbent articles with printed graphics thereon providing a three-dimensional appearance: Aspects of the present disclosure involve patterns on substrate surfaces, such as nonwoven webs or fabrics, plastic films, and laminates thereof, that cause the substrate surfaces to exhibit a three-dimensional appearance. In some embodiments, the three-dimensional appearance of the substrate surface resembles protrusions and indentions indicative of threads in woven... Agent:

20120029455 - Wound dressing, method for the production thereof, and use thereof for dressing wounds: The present application relates to a wound dressing, method of producing a wound dressing of this type and its use.... Agent: Bsn Medical Gmbh

20120029456 - Water-absorbent sheet: A water-absorbent sheet comprising a structure comprising at least an absorbent layer containing a water-absorbent resin, sandwiched between two or more sheets of a hydrophilic nonwoven fabric, wherein the water-absorbent sheet is subjected to wavy embossing 2 and linear embossing 4, wherein a branched structure formed by the wavy embossing... Agent: Sumitomo Seika Chemicals Co., Ltd.

20120029457 - Absorbent articles bearing graphics visually coordinated to clothing: In one aspect, the invention relates generally to absorbent articles having graphics disposed upon them. The graphics are visually coordinated to clothing. The clothing may be an article of clothing and/or a line of clothing.... Agent:

20120029458 - Bag: A bag has a first, water resistant configuration and a second, water permeable configuration. The bag may contain liquid and/or solid soils in the first configuration, and be permeable to wash liquor in the second configuration. The bag may be adapted to hold a clean article against the exterior of... Agent:

20120029459 - Structure with a reusable absorbent layer and associated sleeve: A reusable absorbent diaper type structure having a longitudinal axis XX and including an outer support element which can be adjusted to the body of a user, a flat absorbent element and an intermediate impervious element for supporting the absorbent element, the intermediate element being connected by connectors to the... Agent: Generation Plume

20120029460 - Disposable wearing article: A disposable wearing article includes, in an elastic region in a periphery of at least a waist- or leg-opening, an elastic band formed of a fibrous non-woven fabric which is elastically contractible and has a plurality of first gathers extending in a length direction so as to undulate in a... Agent: Uni-charm Corporation

20120029461 - Fastening members with indicium: A fastening member, a process of making a fastening member and an absorbent article that includes a fastening, member are disclosed. The fastening member includes a tape, an actual fastener and an indicium in the form of a macro-mechanical fastener. The macro-mechanical fastener indicium helps a care giver attach the... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company

20120029462 - Absorbent article having fastening members with indicium: A fastening member, a process of making a fastening member and an absorbent article that includes a fastening member are disclosed. The fastening member includes a tape, an actual fastener and an indicium in the form of a macro-mechanical fastener. The macro-mechanical fastener indicium helps a care giver attach the... Agent:

20120029463 - Medical iv bag having improved shelf life and versatility: An IV bag including a bladder containing a first substance and a storage cap containing a second substance operable to release the second substance into the bladder to mix with the first substance without exposing the first substance to outside contamination, the storage cap for use with an IV bag... Agent:

20120029464 - System for reconstitution of a powdered drug: A mixing system (1) adapted to allow first contents of a first container (2) and second contents of a second container (3) to mix to form a material. The mixed material is retrieved to a syringe (20) without being foamed. The mixing system (1) comprises a transfer unit (5) which... Agent: Novo Nordisk Healthcare Ag

20120029465 - Blunt needle safety drug delivery system: Drug delivery devices having non-luer connections and adapters and adaption connectors for providing non-luer connections to drug delivery devices are provided. An exemplary drug delivery device for use with a catheter connection includes a blunt needle component with a non-luer connection and a filter component with a non-luer connection, wherein... Agent: Becton, Dickinson And Company

20120029466 - Drainage devices and methods for use: Devices and methods for draining excess lymph fluid are disclosed. The device can be fixed to the blood vessel adjacent to the thoracic duct. The device can have a port for withdrawing lymph fluid exiting the thoracic duct. The device can have a cannula and/or subcutaneous port to draw the... Agent: The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University

20120029468 - Infusion pump system with disposable cartridge having pressure venting and pressure feedback: Embodiments are directed to portable infusion devices, systems, and methods of using the same for dispensing materials. In some cases, the devices, systems and methods may be used for infusing a material such as medicament, e.g., insulin, into a body in need thereof.... Agent: Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc.

20120029467 - Method of implanting a spinal cord stimulator lead for neurostimulation having a fluid-delivery lumen and/or a distensible balloon: A method of implanting a spinal cord stimulator lead in the epidural space of a human or animal subject. The method includes expanding a distensible balloon, which is positioned around a distal end of the shaft and in fluid communication with a lumen, to clear a tissue obstruction during the... Agent:

20120029469 - Lubricated pen needle: A pen needle (531) includes a hub (511) and a needle (513) fixedly connected to the hub (511). An outer cover (501) receives the hub (511). A lubricant reservoir (503) is disposed in the outer cover (501) such that a portion of the needle (513) is disposed in the lubricant... Agent: Becton, Dickerson And Company

20120029470 - Posterior segment drug delivery: A therapeutic device to release a therapeutic agent comprises a porous structure coupled to a container comprising a reservoir. The reservoir comprises a volume sized to release therapeutic amounts of the therapeutic agent for an extended time when coupled to the porous structure and implanted in the patient. The porous... Agent: Forsight Vision4, Inc.

20120029471 - Two chamber syringe with locking mechanism: A syringe includes a cartridge and a second chamber. The cartridge includes a first chamber, a second end, and a locking mechanism. The second end is movable within the first chamber between a first position and a second position. The locking mechanism has a locked configuration and an unlocked configuration... Agent:

20120029472 - Tnfr25 agonists to enhance immune responses to vaccines: TNFR25 compositions enhance the immune response against antigens. Administration of TNFR25 agonists was found to enhance tumor rejection, responses against viral diseases and other infectious organisms.... Agent: University Of Miami

20120029473 - Use of 5c8 mab and direct induction of regulatory cd8+ t cells to establish permanent and specific transplantation tolerance: A method is provided for preventing rejection by an immune system of a recipient subject of a tissue transplanted from a donor subject into the recipient subject without the need for long-term administration of non-specific immunosuppressive drugs.... Agent:

20120029475 - Drug combinations useful for prevention of restenosis: The current invention comprises an approach to solving the clinical problem of restenosis, which involves the administration of combinations of drugs to patients undergoing PTCA or stent implantation. In one embodiment of the invention, an antiproliferative agent such as rapamycin, vincristine or taxol is administered in combination with the anti-inflammatory... Agent:

20120029474 - Sealing for medical devices/instruments: A seal member for assembly within, or a seal zone portion of, a lumen of a medical instrument/device includes a slit segment and a bore, wherein the slit segment intersects with a funnel-like segment of the bore.... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20120029478 - Guide wire for medical treatment: A guide wire for medical treatment includes a straight-line shaped proximal section and a distal section which is continuous with the distal side of the proximal section and whose most distal portion faces toward the proximal direction. The distal section includes a curved portion continuous with the proximal section and... Agent: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

20120029476 - Guidewire: A guidewire includes a core shaft and a coil body wound around an outer periphery of the core shaft. A distal end portion of the core shaft and a distal end portion of the coil body are fixed to each other with a most distal end portion. The coil outer... Agent: Asahi Intecc Co., Ltd.

20120029477 - Modular catheter: A modular catheter includes an elongate tubular member having a proximal end and a closed, distal end. A lumen extends from the proximal end to the distal end and a plurality of electrodes are arranged at, or adjacent, the distal end, conductors for the electrodes being contained within a wall... Agent: Cathrx Ltd

20120029480 - Catheter apparatus: A proximal terminal end of a proximal section of a catheter, preferably tapered, defines a perimeter of an opening into a lumen of the catheter and includes an exposed sealing area. A sealing assembly, that may be removed from the catheter, includes a relatively soft part and a relatively rigid... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20120029481 - Connection piece for the tube of an enteral feeding tube and assembly of an enteral feeding tube and an enteral transfer system: The invention relates to a connection piece (4) for the tube (3) of an enteral feeding tube (1), having a proximal fitting piece (4A) for fitting the tube of an enteral feeding tube, and a distal fitting piece (4B) for fitting a connection piece (8) of an enteral transfer system... Agent: V. Kr&#xdc Tten Medizinische Einmalger&#xc4 Te Gmbh

20120029479 - Multiple-line connective devices for infusing medication: A multiple-line connective device for use in a medication infusing system includes a connective device body forming a main flow passage from an inlet to an outlet along a longitudinal axis, the main flow passage including an interior surface having a raised surface feature configured to induce turbulent liquid flow... Agent:

20120029483 - Enteral feeding extension set connector: A connector for coupling to a base of an indwelling catheter or tube device equipped with a circular hub having a radius, a top surface, a side surface, and a circumferential recess defined in the side surface. The connector has a resilient assembly that includes a plurality of release buttons... Agent:

20120029482 - Tools and methods related to catheter delivery: A syringe adapter tool facilitates inline connection of a syringe with a catheter lumen, as well as torque transfer between the syringe and catheter. The adapter tool may further facilitate passage of an instrument through a seal zone portion of the catheter lumen, which seal zone portion is located in... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20120029484 - Device for fastening metallic guides and balloon catheters for carrying out medical procedures involving percutaneous vascular surgery: A device for fastening metallic guides and balloon catheters for carrying out medical procedures involving percutaneous vascular surgery is described. The device may include a flat base with a proximal end and a distal end. Fastening means may be mounted on the tapered proximal end to hold and position a... Agent:

20120029485 - Animal feces suction apparatus: An animal feces suction apparatus includes a tubular body having a stretching portion and a connection portion, a feces suction channel formed in the tubular body, a plurality of liquid channels disposed in a tube wall of the tubular body and formed with a plurality of liquid outlets in the... Agent:

20120029486 - Nasal aspirator: A nasal aspirator comprising a resilient bulb and a stem for suction of liquids by vacuum created by compressing the bulb and thereafter gradually releasing the compression of the bulb, where the stem is removable connected to the bulb part, wherein the bulb part comprises a neck portion adopted to... Agent: Laerdal Medical As

20120029487 - Reduced-pressure, compression systems and apparatuses for use on a curved body part: A system for providing a force to a desired area on a curved body part of a person includes a dressing assembly shaped and configured to be placed on the desired area of the person, a releaseable circumferential member surrounding the curved body part that holds the dressing assembly against... Agent:

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