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Surgery June invention type 06/12

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06/28/2012 > 79 patent applications in 49 patent subcategories. invention type

20120165719 - Acoustic access disconnection systems and methods: An access disconnection system includes: an arterial line; a venous line; a transmitter configured to transmit a sound wave in one of the arterial and venous lines when connected to a patient; a receiver configured to receive the sound wave from the other of the arterial and venous lines when... Agent: Baxter International, Inc.

20120165718 - Tube set for a blood handling apparatus and blood handling apparatus comprising a tube set: A tube set for a blood handling apparatus, in particular an extracorporeal blood handling apparatus with an extracorporeal blood circuit or an apparatus for peritoneal dialysis, and a blood handling apparatus that has such a tube set are described. The tube set includes a device for collecting particles provided in... Agent:

20120165722 - Devices and methods for implanting a shunt in the suprachoroidal space: The invention generally relates to devices and methods for implanting a shunt in the suprachoroidal space of an eye. In certain aspects, devices of the invention include a housing, a deployment mechanism at least partially disposed within the housing, and a flexible hollow shaft coupled to the deployment mechanism, in... Agent: Aquesys, Inc.

20120165720 - Intraocular shunts: The present invention generally relates to different types of intraocular shunts.... Agent: Aquesys, Inc.

20120165721 - Systems for deploying intraocular shunts: The present invention generally relates to systems for deploying intraocular shunts without the use of an optical apparatus that contacts an eye, such as a goniolens. In certain embodiments, systems of the invention include a locking mechanism, and a device configured to hold and deploy an intraocular shunt, in which... Agent: Aquesys, Inc.

20120165723 - Methods for implanting a soft gel shunt in the suprachoroidal space: The invention generally relates to methods for implanting a soft gel shunt in the suprachoroidal space. In certain embodiments, methods of the invention involve inserting into the eye a hollow shaft configured to hold a soft gel intraocular shunt, deploying the soft gel shunt from the hollow shaft such that... Agent: Aquesys, Inc.

20120165725 - Dissection handpiece with aspiration means for reducing the appearance of cellulite: A dermatological skin treatment device is provided. The device comprises a handpiece and a cutting tool, wherein the tool is inserted through the conduit and percutaneously inserted into a tissue disposed within a recessed area of the handpiece. The device and method cut the fibrous structures under the skin that... Agent: Cabochon Aesthetics, Inc.

20120165724 - Hydraulic vitrectomy probe: Hydraulic vitrectomy probes and methods and systems associated therewith are discussed. Example hydraulic vitrectomy probes may include a pressure multiplier that is operable to output a hydraulic pressure at a multiple of a received pneumatic pressure. Because of the incompressible nature of liquid, hydraulic vitrectomy probes are, among other things,... Agent:

20120165727 - Spray for fluent materials: Certain embodiments relate to a sprayer or other medical apparatus for applying a biocompatible coating in situ. Such an apparatus may have a first conduit connected to a first exit opening and a second conduit connected to a second exit opening to deliver a first composition through the first conduit... Agent: Confluent Surgical, Inc.

20120165726 - System and method for delivering a substance to a body cavity: A system and method for creating a medicated atmosphere in an organ, or body cavity is disclosed. The system includes a flexible aerosolization catheter that can be manipulated during use, a device for the introduction of the aerosolization catheter, a medication delivery apparatus configured to control delivery of a medication... Agent: Northgate Technologies Inc.

20120165728 - Communication protocol that supports pass-thru communication: A private extension of the IEEE 11073 standard for enabling pass-thru communication between a external computing device and a medical device via a diabetes management device is disclosed herein. Within this context, a diabetes management system for configured to allow pass thru communication is described. The system includes a diabetes... Agent: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.

20120165729 - Breast attachment: The invention relates to a breast attachment, in particular a flexible insert for a breast pump or a nipple shield, wherein the insert or shield applies a positive massaging effect on a breast mimicking the natural stimulation of a baby breast feed—... Agent:

20120165730 - Breastfeeding shield: The breastfeeding shield is configured for comfort and to facilitate the breastfeeding of an infant. The shield is formed of a soft thermoplastic elastomeric, e.g., silicone rubber or the like, and has a major portion closely conforming to the major contours of the female human breast. The major portion is... Agent:

20120165731 - Compositions and methods for treating joints: Methods and compositions are disclosed for an intra-articular injection for the treatment of osteoarthritis. The methods and compositions comprising combinations of hyaluronic acid and a bone morphogenetic protein, like rhGDF-5, can be useful for any synovial joint, including the knee, shoulder, hip, ankle, hands, spinal facet, or temporomandibular joint, both... Agent: Depuy Mitek, Inc.

20120165732 - Balloon catheter comprising a zero-profile tip: Described herein is a balloon catheter with a zero-profile tip—that is, a balloon catheter having a distal tip that does not extend beyond the boundary of the cavity that will be created by the balloon when inflated—and further described herein are methods for the manufacturing of same. Several embodiment feature... Agent: Synthes Usa, LLC

20120165733 - Monitoring the seating status of a fluid reservoir in a fluid infusion device: A device for delivering fluid to a user includes a housing, a drive motor assembly in the housing, a force sensor, and an electronics module. The drive motor assembly regulates delivery of fluid by actuating a piston of a fluid reservoir, and the force sensor generates output levels in response... Agent: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.

20120165734 - Device for at least one of injection or aspiration: Devices, systems, and associated methods that facilitate the injection and/or aspiration of precisely controlled volumes of fluids at precisely controlled rates are provided. In some implementations, an apparatus may include a syringe and a lead screw connected to a plunger of the syringe. A ratchet gear may be connected to... Agent:

20120165735 - Devices and methods for reducing electrical noise in an irrigated electrophysiology catheter system: An irrigation system for use with an irrigated electrophysiology catheter includes a peristaltic pump and an irrigation tube. The pump generally includes a pump clamp and a rotor, which are spaced apart to provide a tubing channel therebetween. The irrigation tube is inserted into the tubing channel. At least one... Agent:

20120165736 - Medication infusion set: An infusion set is provided for use in delivering fluid through a cannula, which is housed on a cannula housing, to a selected subcutaneous infusion site on a patient. The fluid is generally a medication, e.g., insulin. The cannula is in fluid communication with a fluid passageway surrounded by a... Agent: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.

20120165737 - Devices and methods for maintaining an aseptic catheter environment: Devices and methods for maintaining an aseptic catheter environment. In at least one exemplary embodiment of a device for maintaining an aseptic catheter environment of the present disclosure, the device comprises a first housing and a second housing, the first housing and the second housing coupled to one another by... Agent: Davis & Son Developments LLC

20120165740 - Medicament identification system for multi-dose injection devices: A dynamic identification system for a multi-dose injection device includes a dose dial sleeve (40) containing indicia (41; 42) of the medicament contained within the device becomes visible or available to the olfactory or gustation senses only during dose setting as the dial sleeve (40) is translated proximally out of... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20120165738 - Method for manufacturing a composite work piece for a drug delivery device and composite work piece for a drug delivery device: Method for manufacturing a composite work piece for a drug delivery device, comprising the steps: Providing a first work piece part 1 and a second work piece part 2, arranging both work piece parts 1, 2 with respect to each other in such a way that both work piece parts... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20120165739 - Spindle and bearing combination and drug delivery device: An improved spindle and bearing combination for a drug delivery device is provided that has a first connection between the spindle (1) and bearing (4) comprising a web (5) and a second connection that replaces the first connection when the web (5) is severed that allows the spindle (1) to... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20120165741 - Dose button for a drug delivery device and method for manufacturing a dose button: The present invention relates to a drug delivery device (6) comprising a dose button (1). Furthermore it relates to a method for manufacturing a dose button (1) by using a cutting-off process. The aim of the present invention is to minimize the risk of using a drug delivery device (6)... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20120165743 - Dose setting mechanism for priming a drug delivery device: A method and system for priming a drug delivery device are provided. The drug delivery device includes a forced priming feature that requires the user to move the dose dial sleeve (3) axially to cause the spindle (5) to pre-load a cartridge bung before a first dose can be dialed.... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20120165742 - Drug delivery dose setting mechanism with variable maximum dose: A method and system for proving a drug delivery device having a variable maximum dose. The drug delivery device comprising a first tubular member and a second tubular member rotatably coupled to the first tubular member. A maximum stop component is operatively coupled to the first tubular member and the... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20120165744 - Resettable drug delivery device: A resettable dosing mechanism comprises a dose button and a dial grip operatively coupled to the dose button. A spindle acts on a bung of a cartridge and a driver is operatively coupled between the dose button and the spindle. During an injection of the dose, the dose button moves... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20120165745 - Cap lock: A needle assembly for a medical device comprising a needle cannula which is mounted in a hub connectable to a medical device, and which needle assembly comprises releasable locking means which co-operates with the connection means of the hub such that the needle cap is locked to the hub when... Agent: Novo Nordisk A/s

20120165746 - Pen cap: The present invention refers to a pen cap, being capable of covering a distal end of a drug delivery device comprising at least one protruding element located inside the pen cap which prevents that the rim of an outer needle cap, while being a protective casing for the needle at... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20120165748 - Dose setting mechanism for a drug delivery device: A dose setting mechanism of a drug delivery device and a respective method of assembling said dose setting mechanism. The dose setting mechanism includes an inner housing having a helical groove along an external surface of the housing. The inner housing includes a rotational stop member near one end of... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20120165751 - Dose setting mechanism for a drug delivery device: The invention relates to a dose setting mechanism, which is operable to be coupled to a medication cartridge and which comprises means that prevent the user from setting a dose greater than the remaining medication in the cartridge. The dose setting mechanism comprises a shaft. A helical groove having a... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20120165749 - Dosing mechanism for a drug delivery device: A maximum settable dose feature is disclosed that is set by a user or health care professional one time that prevents future injections from exceeding the desired maximum dose. The feature includes a locking band (5) initially in an unlocked configuration, which transforms to a locked configuration when activated after... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20120165750 - Drug delivery device inner housing having helical spline: A dose setting mechanism for a drug delivery device is disclosed. The mechanism comprises an outer housing and an inner housing having an external groove and a helical spline. The inner housing helical spline guides a driver to dispense a set dose. A dial sleeve is disposed between the outer... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20120165747 - Pen-type injector with ergonomic button arrangement: wherein between two of the operation buttons (12, 14, 16) a recess is provided in the control panel region (8) and in that in the recess (R) a discrete button (D) for accessing configuration menus of the injection device is discretely located, wherein the recess and the disposition of the... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20120165752 - Dose reset mechanism: A dose reset mechanism for a medicament delivery device with a housing and a medicament container includes a dose setting member in the housing for setting a dose when it is rotated and for resetting the dose when it is rotated in the opposite direction. The dose setting member has... Agent: Shl Group Ab

20120165753 - Medicament delivery device: The present invention relates to a medicament delivery device (10) comprising a housing (12, 14); a medicament container (22) arranged inside the housing; a medicament delivery drive unit comprising a plunger rod (28) acting on said medicament container (22) and a power force (26) capable of driving said plunger rod... Agent: Shl Group Ab

20120165754 - Syringe piston with fin-shaped circumferential sealing element: Syringe pistons for a fluid syringe, and related sealing elements, are presented here. A syringe piston includes a piston body having a fluid end, an actuator end, and an outer seal-retaining surface between the fluid end and the actuator end. The syringe piston may utilize a piston sealing sleeve or... Agent: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.

20120165755 - Syringe piston with finned sealing cover: Syringe pistons for a fluid syringe, and related sealing elements, are presented here. A syringe piston includes a piston body having a fluid end, an actuator end, and an outer seal-retaining surface between the fluid end and the actuator end. The syringe piston may utilize a piston sealing sleeve or... Agent: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.

20120165756 - Coaxial guide catheter for interventional cardiology procedures: A coaxial guide catheter to be passed through guide catheter having a first lumen, for use with interventional cardiology devices that are insertable into a branch artery that branches off from a main artery. The coaxial guide catheter is extended through the lumen of the guide catheter and beyond the... Agent: Vascular Solutions, Inc.

20120165757 - Sheaths: Disclosed are sheaths that comprise a first sheath member having a first passageway, a first length, and a first proximal end defined by a first valve apparatus configured to seal the first passageway, the first passageway having a first passageway diameter at a location in the first passageway; and a... Agent:

20120165758 - Sanitary apparatus for intestinal cleansing: A sanitary apparatus for intestinal cleansing to be attached to a water faucet (R), includes a faucet filter (2), a quick coupling (3) connectable to the faucet filter (2) and containing a pressure-relief device. A spiral hose (4) connects the pressure-relief device to a series of devices situated in a... Agent: Iniziativa Centro Sud S.r.l.

20120165760 - Drug eluting implant: Described herein is an implantable medical device that has one or more surfaces that include one or more shallow recesses configured to receive a drug delivery composition comprising a polymeric matrix and one or more biologically active agents. In one embodiment, one or more surfaces comprise a frictional surface. In... Agent: Surmodics, Inc.

20120165759 - Waterproof stretchable optoelectronics: Described herein are flexible and stretchable LED arrays and methods utilizing flexible and stretchable LED arrays. Assembly of flexible LED arrays alongside flexible plasmonic crystals is useful for construction of fluid monitors, permitting sensitive detection of fluid refractive index and composition. Co-integration of flexible LED arrays with flexible photodetector arrays... Agent:

20120165761 - Drug elution therapy apparatus and method for treating blood vessels: A drug therapy elution system and method for treating blood vessels. The system includes an enclosed receptacle containing the drug therapy for treating the damaged blood vessel. The system also includes one or more conduits that permit elution of the drug therapy from the enclosed receptacle into the damaged blood... Agent:

20120165762 - Transdermal drug delivery device including an occlusive backing: A transdermal drug delivery system for the topical application of one or more active agents contained in one or more polymeric and/or adhesive carrier layers, proximate to a non-drug containing polymeric backing layer which can control the delivery rate and profile of the transdermal drug delivery system by adjusting the... Agent: Noven Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

20120165763 - Eye medication application device: A one piece eye medication application device allows the user to easily align the medication bottle with the inner corner of the eye, preventing the human reaction of blinking and keeping the medication in the eye. The device includes a one piece elongated member having an integrated ring with an... Agent:

20120165766 - Activation of bone and cartilage formation: Provided is a method of activating osteogenic or chondrogenic activity at a site in a subject in need thereof. Also provided is a method of treating a bone or cartilage defect in a subject. Additionally, the use of a reduced pressure apparatus for treating a bone or cartilage defect adjacent... Agent: Kci Licensing, Inc.

20120165765 - Reduced-pressure, linear-wound treatment systems: A system for treating a linear wound on a patient has a closing dressing bolster for placing on the patient's epidermis over the linear wound, a sealing subsystem for providing a seal over the closing dressing bolster and the patient, and a reduced-pressure subsystem for delivering reduced pressure to the... Agent: Kci Licensing, Inc.

20120165764 - Systems and methods for controlling operation of a reduced pressure therapy system: Negative pressure wound therapy apparatuses and dressings, and systems and methods for operating such apparatuses for use with dressings are disclosed. In some embodiments, controlling the delivery of therapy can be based on monitoring and detecting various operating conditions. An apparatus can have a controller configured to monitor the duty... Agent: Smith & Nephew PLC

20120165767 - Ostomy barrier seal: An ostomy barrier seal comprising an open-ended conical base 1; and a flange portion 2 extending radially from the base; wherein the conical base 1 has a top opening 3 and a bottom opening 5 for receiving a stoma of a user and the top opening diameter 9 is smaller... Agent:

20120165768 - Male urine collector: A male urine collector is provided. The bag comprises an elongate urine collecting bag sized to be worn on a lower part of a male user. The bag comprising a proximal end with a penis receiving opening for receiving a penis of a male user and, a distal end configured... Agent:

20120165769 - Sanitary napkin with braid: The present invention relates to a sanitary napkin whose securing means includes a braid of absorbent material. The braid structure maximizes absorbency, while minimizing bulk and thus allows the pad to be comfortably held in place during use, in much the same way that the popular thong underwear are held.... Agent: Merimont Us

20120165770 - Absorbent article with stimulation composite: A stimulation material is partially bonded to a pressure-sensitive adhesive to form a stimulation blend. The stimulation blend, with or without pressure-sensitive adhesive, may be juxtaposed between two substrates to form a stimulation composite. When the pressure-sensitive adhesive is present within the stimulation composite, there are regions of the adhesive... Agent:

20120165771 - Absorbent articles with multiple active graphics: Absorbent articles are disclosed that have been printed with active graphics alone or in combination with permanent graphics. The active graphics may be used, for instance, as a wetness indicator on an absorbent article. In accordance with the present disclosure, the active graphics include at least one disappearing graphic and... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc.

20120165772 - Moisture detecting module and a receiving unit: The invention relates to a moisture detecting module for monitoring a moisture state of a napkin. The module comprises a moisture sensitive sensor and a moisture non-permeable layer covering the sensor. The moisture non-permeable layer is arranged for attachment to a napkin surface that, during use of the napkin by... Agent:

20120165773 - Absorbent core and absorbent article: An absorbent core comprising a gelling region and a thickening region, as well as an absorbent article containing the absorbent core. The absorbent core formed from at least two layers. The absorbent core has in an upper layer gelling region comprising a gelling agent that contains a polysaccharide capable of... Agent:

20120165774 - Disposable wearing article: In a disposable wearing article, a first waist region is elasticized and formed of an inner sheet and an outer sheet. The non-skin-facing side of the outer sheet is formed substantially over its entire area with a plurality of thermocompression-bonded spots regularly and intermittently arranged at predetermined intervals. The outer... Agent: Unicharm Corporation

20120165775 - Creped tissue product with enhanced retention capacity: An absorbent composite material may be manufactured by applying a flexible absorbent binder polymer (FAB), also referred to herein as a flexible superabsorbent, during the creping step of conventional tissue manufacturing. As such, the costly process of applying FAB to a substrate by spraying or printing followed by drying may... Agent:

20120165776 - Disposable diaper with reduced bulk: A disposable diaper is disclosed having reduced bulk, especially in the back waist region. Due to an opaque topsheet and a backsheet having a relatively high percentage of printed surface area, the diaper has reduced see-through even in those areas of the back waist region where no absorbent core is... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company

20120165777 - Absorbent incontinence article with improved closure system: An absorbent incontinence diaper (2) has a rear area (8), a front area (6) and an intermediate crotch area (12), first and second side edges (5), and with a main part (4) having an inner face directed towards the body and an outer face directed away from the body. Side... Agent:

20120165778 - Personal wear absorbent article with disposal tab: An absorbent article includes a front waist region, a back waist region and a crotch region. The front and back waist regions are permanently attached or releasably attachable to each other by an article fastening system to define a wear configuration of the absorbent article. The article is configurable from... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc.

20120165779 - Air-filtering vial adaptors and methods: In certain embodiments, a vial adaptor for removing liquid contents from a vial comprises a housing and a bag. In some embodiments, an initial volume of a regulating fluid can be contained within the bag. In some embodiments, the regulating fluid flows into the vial as liquid is removed from... Agent:

20120165780 - Monitoring the operating health of a force sensor in a fluid infusion device: A device for delivering fluid to a user includes a housing, a drive motor assembly in the housing, a force sensor, and an electronics module. The drive motor assembly regulates delivery of fluid by actuating a piston of a fluid reservoir, and the force sensor generates output levels in response... Agent: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.

20120165781 - Targeted apheresis for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis: This invention uses “targeted apheresis” to treat rheumatoid arthritis patients. “Targeted Apheresis” is a process whereby the RF and immune complexes responsible for causing the disease symptoms are selectively removed from the blood by passing the blood through a cartridge containing immobilized IgG. The RF and immune complexes are bound... Agent:

20120165782 - pharmaceutical composition of an iontophoresis: It is an object of the present inventions to produce a pharmaceutical composition for the iontophoresis wherein a drug stability is excellent, and it is easy to blend and fill up when manufactured and it is possible to manufacture at low cost. A pharmaceutical composition for an iontophoresis according to... Agent: Teikoku Seiyaku Co., Ltd.

20120165784 - Automatic needle guard: A device for selectively protecting a needle includes an adapter holding the needle and a guard engaging the adapter for relative movement therebetween. Further, the device includes a means for guiding movement between the adapter and the guard. Structurally, the guiding means includes a “V” shaped slot in the guard... Agent:

20120165783 - Device for at least one of injection or aspiration: Micro-volume devices, systems, and associated methods that facilitate the injection or aspiration of precisely controlled volumes of materials at precisely controlled rates are provided. In one embodiment, a micro-volume device includes a syringe and a lead screw connected to a plunger of the syringe. A mechanical interface is connected to... Agent:

20120165785 - Catheter system for a needle injector with an automatic needle/barrier extension: A catheter system includes a positioning catheter for receiving an injection needle into its lumen. The injection needle incorporates a web member mounted directly onto its shaft. As the injection needle is moved in a distal direction to exit from the lumen of the catheter, the web member is biased... Agent:

20120165786 - Lipid coating for medical devices delivering bioactive agent: The present invention relates compositions for delivering therapeutic agents from a medical device including an expandable and collapsible structure and methods employing them. A lipid coating including one or more fatty acids increases the amount of therapeutic agent released from the device at the delivery site. The therapeutic agent can... Agent:

20120165787 - Compositions and methods for treating joints: Compositions and methods are provided for treating joint conditions, such as osteoarthritis and/or the pain associated therewith. The compositions and methods utilize a first component, namely hyaluraonic acid (“HA”), in combination with a lyophilized second component that is effective to at least temporarily reduce the viscosity of the HA. In... Agent: Depuy Mitek, Inc.

20120165788 - Medical device delivery catheter: Apparatus for delivering a medical device to a location in a patient's body includes an elongate catheter body having a proximal end and a distal end, a pod coupled with the distal end of the catheter body and adapted to house the medical device during delivery to the location and... Agent: Baronova, Inc.

20120165789 - Spring action wire guide: A medical wire guide may include a mandrel and a cannula disposed about a portion of the mandrel. A spring may be coupled with the mandrel. The spring may be placed in a loaded state in response to relative displacement between the mandrel and the cannula. Upon release from the... Agent: Cook Incorporated

20120165790 - Catheter assembly and a method and system for producing such an assembly: A catheter assembly is disclosed, comprising a catheter, such as a urinary catheter, which at least a partly is provided with a hydrophilic coating. The catheter assembly further comprises a wetting fluid. The receptacle is in direct contact with the hydrophilic coating of the catheter over essentially the entire length... Agent: Astra Tech Ab

20120165791 - Urinary catheter: A urinary catheter is disclosed comprising an elongate shaft with an insertion end, a handle connected to the elongate shaft at a distance from the aid insertion end, and a discharge end extending past the handle in a direction opposite the insertion end. The elongate shaft is provided with at... Agent: Astra Tech Ab

20120165792 - Pill catchers: Devices and related methods arc provided for the controlled delivery of a therapeutic to a targeted location within a body. More particularly, methods and devices are provided for controlling the rate of passage of an orally administered pill through a body, as well as for controlling the delivery of a... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.

20120165793 - Pill catchers: Devices and related methods are provided for the controlled delivery of a therapeutic to a targeted location within a body. More particularly, methods and devices are provided for controlling the rate of passage of an orally administered pill through a body, as well as for controlling the delivery of a... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.

20120165794 - Pill catchers: Devices and related methods are provided for the controlled delivery of a therapeutic to a targeted location within a body. More particularly, methods and devices are provided for controlling the rate of passage of an orally administered pill through a body, as well as for controlling the delivery of a... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.

20120165795 - Therapeutic agent reservoir delivery system: A therapeutic agent reservoir comprises a reservoir body comprising a polymer and a therapeutic agent mixed within the polymer, and an outer coating enclosing the reservoir body, wherein at least a portion of the outer coating comprises a rate-controlling membrane configured to provide a predetermined release rate of the therapeutic... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20120165796 - Pill catchers: Devices and related methods are provided for the controlled delivery of a therapeutic to a targeted location within a body. More particularly, methods and devices are provided for controlling the rate of passage of an orally administered pill through a body, as well as for controlling the delivery of a... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.

  
06/21/2012 > 72 patent applications in 46 patent subcategories. invention type

20120157905 - Methods for treating carbon monoxide poisoning by tangential flow filtration of blood: The present application relates to a system and method for treating carbon monoxide poisoning. The system and method comprises passing the blood of a subject in need of such treatment through a filter unit comprising a gas permeable membrane to remove carbon monoxide from the blood by filtration against an... Agent: Biovec Transfusion, LLC

20120157906 - Vitrectomy probe with adjustable cutter port size: Vitrectomy probes and system related thereto are disclosed herein. The disclosure describes various example vitrectomy probes having an adjustable cutting port size. Various example features are described for adjusting the size of the cutting port. Further, the disclosure provides examples for adjusting the size of the cutter port while the... Agent:

20120157907 - Vitrectomy probe with adjustable cutter port size: Vitrectomy probes and system related thereto are disclosed herein. The disclosure describes various example vitrectomy probes having an adjustable cutting port size. Various example features are described for adjusting the size of the cutting port. Further, the disclosure provides examples for adjusting the size of the cutter port while the... Agent:

20120157908 - Vitrectomy probe with adjustable cutter port size: Vitrectomy probes and system related thereto are disclosed herein. The disclosure describes various example vitrectomy probes having an adjustable cutting port size. Various example features are described for adjusting the size of the cutting port. Further, the disclosure provides examples for adjusting the size of the cutter port while the... Agent:

20120157909 - Vitrectomy probe with adjustable cutter port size: Vitrectomy probes and system related thereto are disclosed herein. The disclosure describes various example vitrectomy probes having an adjustable cutting port size. Various example features are described for adjusting the size of the cutting port. Further, the disclosure provides examples for adjusting the size of the cutter port while the... Agent:

20120157910 - Gas mist pressure bathing system: The present invention is to provide a gas mist pressure bathing system which controls amounts and pressure of gas and liquid for causing a gas mist to be absorbed into the skin and mucous membrane of the living organism. This system comprises a gas supply means 10, a liquid storage... Agent: Acp Japan Co., Ltd.

20120157911 - Gas-enhanced surgical instrument with mechanism for cylinder puncture: A surgical instrument for providing an ionized gas to a surgical site includes a receptacle for at least one cylinder of pressurized surgical gas and a frame having a port near the distal end for emitting the surgical gas. A passageway extending between the receptacle and the port delivers the... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20120157913 - Catheter apparatus and method for atherolysis: An atherolysis catheter comprises a catheter body and one or more isolation balloons. A distal section of the body comprises infusion and aspiration ports in fluid communication with infusion and aspiration lumens for delivering and collecting fluids. A pump delivers infusate through the infusion lumen, and a valve in the... Agent: Atherolysis Medical, Inc.

20120157912 - Systems and methods for small bore aspiration: An assembly for a phacoemulsification surgical system includes an aspiration system arranged to aspirate fluid from a surgical site. The aspiration system includes an aspiration path within the phacoemulsification hand piece and includes a flexible small bore aspiration tubing in fluid communication with the aspiration path. The small bore aspiration... Agent:

20120157914 - Devices, assemblies and methods for controlling fluid flow: A valve is provided for controlling flow along a fluid line that includes an outer shell and an inner housing slidably disposed therein that includes connector threads surrounding a boss on one end and a passage through the boss. A backing member is coupled to the outer shell and has... Agent: Infusion Innovations, Inc.

20120157915 - Deflectable catheter constructed to inhibit component migration: A catheter includes a shaft having at least one lumen. The lumen comprises a longitudinally-extending trough defined by a longitudinally-extending recess, within which a component is disposed, and a longitudinally extending open edge. The lumen further comprises a longitudinally-extending channel defined by a longitudinally-extending cavity and by the open edge... Agent:

20120157916 - Method for accessing the left atrial appendage with a balloon-tipped transseptal sheath: A method for accessing the left atrial appendage with a balloon-tipped transseptal sheath is disclosed. A transseptal sheath is delivered to the left atrium through the intraatrial septum from the right atrium. The balloon tip may be inflated to prevent the transseptal sheath from falling proximally into the right atrium.... Agent: Atritech, Inc.

20120157917 - High pressure delivery system and method for treating pelvic disorder using large molecule therapeutics: The invention relates generally to methods and systems for the treatment of pelvic tissues using a high pressure injection device to deliver a therapeutic composition that includes a large molecule therapeutic agent, such as a nucleic acid or a polypeptide, to a target tissue in the pelvic area. Methods of... Agent:

20120157920 - Distributed processor configuration for use in infusion pumps: The present invention provides an infusion pump control system comprises a plurality of computing components positioned on discrete hardware modules to complete an infusion task. Those discrete processors, which are internally redundant and communicate through a common medium that provides for redundancy of the communication ability to react to internal... Agent: Numia Medical Technology, LLC

20120157918 - Large-volume bolus patient controlled drug administration device: A patient controlled liquid drug administration device is provided that enables either or both of a continuous flow of a liquid drug, as well as successive, large-volume boluses thereof, to be self-administered to and by a patient while avoiding bolus refill during bolus delivery or after bolus delivery but before... Agent:

20120157919 - Tubular pumping element: A tubular pumping element for pumping a liquid is disclosed. The tubular pumping element includes an outer shell that has a bore with an inlet and an outlet at opposite ends of the bore. There is a flow path for the liquid from the inlet through the bore to the... Agent: Carefusion 303, Inc.

20120157921 - Catheter for reduced reflux in targeted tissue delivery of a therapeutic agent: A therapeutic agent delivery system that includes a catheter having a proximal end and an opposite distal end. The catheter has a body with a lumen defined therein. The body of the catheter includes a non-bulbous region having a substantially uniform outer diameter and a bulbous region made from an... Agent: Codman & Shurtleff, Inc.

20120157922 - Inserter mechanisms: An inserter for inserting a needle of a drug delivery device through the skin of a user, the inserter having an inserter housing (30); a base section (60) associated with the inserter housing such that an interaction between the inserter housing and the base allows the inserter housing to tilt... Agent: Medx-set Ltd.

20120157923 - Surgical access device with pendent valve: A surgical access device, such as a trocar, includes a pendent valve having an elongate structure extending from a proximal end to a septum valve disposed at a distal end. In operation, the elongate structure follows the angle of the instrument to pre-position the septum valve into the path of... Agent: Applied Medical Resources Corporation

20120157925 - Anchor instrumentation and methods: Some embodiments of a medical device anchor system include an anchor sleeve that receives a catheter (or other medical instrument) though a working channel of the anchor sleeve. The anchor sleeve may include a first actuator that controls the extension of one or more subcutaneous tines into the subcutaneous region... Agent:

20120157926 - Anchor instrumentation and methods: Some embodiments of a medical device anchor system includes an anchor sleeve and a catheter (or other medical instrument) to advance though a working channel of the anchor sleeve. The anchor sleeve may have a subcutaneous cuff device arranged along an outer surface. In such circumstances, the embedded cuff device... Agent:

20120157927 - Anchoring a medical instrument: Some embodiments of a medical anchor device include an elongate body coupled with deployable subcutaneous anchors to secure a catheter instrument (or other medical instrument) in place relative to a skin penetration point. In some circumstances, the elongate body may be in the form of catheter hub body, and the... Agent:

20120157924 - Implantable vascular access: A transcutaneous implantable access port for removal and/or return of fluids of a patient comprises a fixation unit adapted to be fixed to a bone of the patient; a valve unit comprising a sealing membrane at its distal end and one or more chambers; an internal conduit fluidly connectable to... Agent:

20120157928 - luer lock adaptor: The invention relates to an adaptor for connecting a connector to a drug delivery device comprising at least a container for a product, said container comprising a distal tip and an axial passageway defined through said distal tip, said adaptor having a longitudinal axis A and being intended to be... Agent: Becton Dickinson France

20120157929 - Inner housing for a drug delivery device: A dose setting mechanism for a drug delivery device is disclosed. The mechanism comprises an outer housing and an inner housing having an external groove. The inner housing guides a driver to dispense a set dose. A dial sleeve is disposed between the outer and inner housing and is rotatably... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20120157930 - Biasing mechanism for a drug delivery device: The invention refers to a method and an element for biasing a cartridge in a drug delivery device. The element for biasing the cartridge in a cartridge housing of a drug delivery device and an according system comprising the element and the drug delivery device are provided which is a... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20120157931 - Drive mechanism for drug delivery device: The present disclosure relates to a drug delivery device, in particular pen-type injectors, wherein a number or pre-set doses can be administered. In particular, the present disclosure relates to such drug delivery devices, where a user may activate the dose injection process and wherein the user is still able to... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20120157932 - Injection device: An injection device for injection of set doses of medicine from a cartridge has a nut that is screwed up along a threaded piston rod during a dose setting operation. The nut is screwed along the piston rod by rotating a dose setting member. A rotational coupling mechanism includes an... Agent: Novo Nordisk A/s

20120157933 - Anti-drawback medical valve: A gland member within a medical valve is configured to have a substantially consistent or enlarging internal volume as the valve transitions from a closed mode to an open mode. The valve has a housing forming an interior containing a flow path, and a stationary post member within the interior.... Agent: Nypro Inc.

20120157935 - Force-transmitting element for use in medical catheters: The present invention relates to a force-transmitting element for a medical catheter. The element may, for example, be used in catheter introducers or stent delivery systems. An embodiment of the present invention may comprise a tube and a tubular sleeve, wherein the tube has formed through the wall thickness a... Agent:

20120157934 - Infusion sleeve with multiple material layers: A phacoemulsification system is disclosed. The system includes a phacoemulsification handpiece and selectively detachable infusion sleeve. The infusion sleeve may include a single body portion defined by a first open end and a second open end and having a hollow interior portion therein. The body portion may include multiple layers... Agent:

20120157936 - Delivery needle apparatus with sleeve: A delivery needle apparatus in which a sleeve is fitted over an exterior surface of a delivery needle and methods of manufacturing the same. An elongate medical device may be delivered through the interior of the delivery needle and out of an opening in the distal end of the delivery... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20120157937 - Transdermal therapeutic system provided with improved long-term carrying comfort: The invention relates to transdermal therapeutic systems (TTS) comprising a backing, a reservoir layer containing at least one pharmaceutical active ingredient, and an adhesive. Said transdermal therapeutic systems are characterised in that they are able to continuously adhere to the surface of the skin over a long period of time.... Agent: Lts Lohmann Therapie-systeme Ag

20120157938 - Punctal plug with drug core retention features: Disclosed are lacrimal inserts and their method of use for delivery of of medication to the eye. The plug includes a body portion sized to pass through a lacrimal punctum and be positioned within a lacrimal canaliculus of the eyelid. The plug may contain a core, or reservoir, at least... Agent:

20120157939 - Compositions comprising lilium siberia extracts and uses thereof: Provided are compositions comprising an extract of Lilium siberia and a carrier. Also provided are methods of lightening the skin comprising the step of applying to skin in need of skin lightening treatment an extract of Lilium siberia.... Agent:

20120157940 - Ampoule protector and method of construction thereof: A fluid delivery device includes a compressible sleeve configured to hold a fluid-holding container such as an ampoule or capsule. The sleeve is compressible so as to be able to shatter the container under user-applied force to release the contents of the container for application to a desired location. The... Agent:

20120157941 - Occluder to prevent fluid flow through pump with vacuum at output: An occluder to prevent fluid flow through a pump with a vacuum at the output is provided. Embodiments may be used in combination with negative pressure wound therapy systems, in which the occluder is coupled to a fluid source, a wound insert, and a negative pressure source, and the occluder... Agent:

20120157943 - Aspiration path resistive element: According to one exemplary aspect, this disclosure is directed to an aspiration system for a phacoemulsification surgical system. The system includes a pump and a flexible tubing configured to convey aspiration fluid from a hand piece to the pump. The flexible tubing includes a non-compliant, resistive element associated with the... Agent:

20120157945 - Foam dressing with integral porous film: Wound dressings and wound inserts comprising a porous film layer and at least a channel, wound inserts of forming wound inserts comprising a porous film layer and at least a channel, and wound-treatment wound inserts.... Agent:

20120157944 - Method of installing a cannula assembly within a coaxially-driven tissue aspiration instrument: A method of installing a cannula assembly within a coaxially-driven tissue aspiration instrument, including (i) a hand-supportable housing having a front portion with a front opening, and a rear portion with a rear opening aligned along a longitudinal axis, and having an interior volume, and a cylindrical guide tube mounted... Agent:

20120157942 - Reduced pressure treatment system: A wound treatment apparatus is provided for treating tissue damage, which comprises a fluid impermeable wound cover sealed over a site for purposes of applying a reduced pressure to the site. The apparatus also can include a cover with protrusions on its surface for purposes of monitoring pressure at the... Agent: Bluesky Medical Group, Inc.

20120157946 - Absorbent article comprising cyclodextrin complex: An absorbent article comprises a topsheet, a backsheet, an absorbent core disposed between the topsheet and backsheet, and a cyclodextrin complex that is disposed in a layer of the absorbent article that is closer to the body-facing surface of the absorbent article than the absorbent core. The cyclodextrin complex comprises... Agent:

20120157949 - Absorbent article with highlighted active barriers: An absorbent article for preventing leakage of a liquid insult includes an outer cover, a liner, and an absorbent assembly disposed therebetween, the liner having a body-facing surface; an active barrier disposed between the liner and the outer cover, wherein the active barrier is in fluid communication with the absorbent... Agent:

20120157948 - Absorbent article with indicator: A disposable absorbent article and a method for providing a disposable absorbent article having a urine insult volume indicator and a longitudinal centerline having a urine insult volume indicator and a longitudinal centerline includes a liquid permeable inner surface for facing a wearer; an outer cover having an outer surface... Agent:

20120157947 - Attachment means for a conductor-less detection system for an absorbent article: A wetness sensing system for use with an absorbent article having an inner surface and an outer surface includes a reusable signaling device adapted to sense wetness without the use of conductors within the absorbent article, and a holding fixture adapted to be attached to the inner surface or the... Agent:

20120157950 - Absorbent article having improved bonding: An absorbent article is provided. The absorbent article includes a liquid pervious film topsheet having a body facing surface and a garment facing surface; a backsheet having a body facing surface and a garment facing surface; an absorbent core having a body facing surface and a garment facing surface, the... Agent:

20120157951 - Liner for a bra: The liner has a first sheet of fluid pervious non-woven material having a first edge and a second edge. A second sheet of fluid pervious non-woven material having a first edge and a second edge is positioned in adjacent relationship to the first sheet. The first edge of the second... Agent:

20120157952 - Article with heat-activatable expandable structures: An absorbent article has a longitudinal direction, a transverse direction, a first major surface which forms a body-facing surface of the absorbent article, and a second major surface disposed distally from the first major surface which forms a garment-facing surface of the absorbent article. The article includes an absorbent core... Agent:

20120157957 - Attachment areas for wearable absorbent articles: A wearable absorbent article comprises an outer cover and an absorbent core assembly. At least a portion of the outer cover is joined to the absorbent core assembly over at least a first attachment area and a second attachment area. The overall lateral width of the second attachment area is... Agent:

20120157956 - Disposable absorbent article with overlapping absorbent assembly secured to front and back panels: A disposable absorbent article has front and back panels, each having an elastic film layer and each having first and second zones. The first zone of each panel is extensible and retractable and the second zone of each panel is non-extensible and non-retractable. Each of the front and back panels... Agent:

20120157953 - Disposable absorbent pant with efficient belted design: A disposable absorbent pant having single-section side stretch panels is disclosed. The pant may have features including seams of overlapping configuration or sandwiched configuration, or a belt configuration. A seam of overlapping configuration may be formed by bonds with features that provide for tensile strength in a lateral direction, while... Agent:

20120157954 - Disposable absorbent pant with efficient belted design and adjustable size manufacturability: A disposable absorbent pant having single-section side stretch panels is disclosed. The pant may have features including seams of overlapping configuration or sandwiched configuration, or a belt configuration. A seam of overlapping configuration may be formed by bonds with features that provide for tensile strength in a lateral direction, while... Agent:

20120157955 - Disposable absorbent pant with efficient design and convenient single section side stretch panels: A disposable absorbent pant having single-section side stretch panels is disclosed. The pant may have features including seams of overlapping configuration or sandwiched configuration, or a belt configuration. A seam of overlapping configuration may be formed by bonds with features that provide for tensile strength in a lateral direction, while... Agent:

20120157958 - Leg and flap elastic composite for an absorbent article and method of manufacturing same: A method of manufacturing a leg and flap elastics composite for use in an absorbent article includes joining a leg elastic member to a web moving in a machine direction. A flap elastic member is joined to the web and spaced from the leg elastic member. The web is fed... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc.

20120157959 - Wearable absorbent articles with differing ear shapes: Embodiments of the present disclosure include an array of front-fastenable disposable wearable absorbent articles with differing ear shapes. Each different ear shape corresponds to a body shape and activity level for a particular wearer. In an embodiment of the present disclosure, a first article, sized for a wearer of a... Agent:

20120157960 - Locking vial adaptors and methods: 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:

20120157961 - Device and method for detecting chemical and biological agents: A device and method capable of sensing the presence of biochem agents, and preferably also capable of delivering precise amounts of one or more antidotes to treat a victim exposed to the agents. The device includes a freestanding tube portion having an internal passage containing a substance selective to a... Agent: Integrated Sensing Systems, Inc.

20120157962 - Needle-free injector: A needle-free injector is disclosed, the injector comprising a nozzle assembly disposed at a front end of the needle-free injector, wherein the nozzle assembly comprises a piston within a nozzle and adapted to extract and contain a volume of fluid to be injected. The injector also comprises a power house... Agent: European Pharma Group Bv

20120157963 - Method for the detection and treatment of aberrant neural-electric activity: An apparatus for detection of ANEA comprising an introducer having at least one lumen. The introducer is introduced into brain tissue through an opening in the skull. A reference electrode is positioned at an introducer distal portion. A plurality of electrode members are advanceable within the at least one lumen... Agent:

20120157964 - Device and method for the delivery of medicinal liquid directly from a small bottle (vial): A device for the delivery of medicinal liquids, in which the device includes a base configured for sealing attachment to a container pre-filled with liquid medicine and a displaceable actuator element associated with the base. The association is that of a piston and a cylinder such that the base and... Agent:

20120157966 - Drive mechanism for a drug delivery device: A dose setting mechanism for a drug delivery device is disclosed. The mechanism comprises an outer housing (17) and an inner housing (5) having an external groove (30; 31). The inner housing guides a driver (7, 9) having either a blocking or locking member (11; 11′) disposed inside the driver... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20120157965 - Hazardous agent injection system: Injection systems comprising a powered injector and one or more hazardous agents are disclosed.... Agent: Antares Pharma, Inc.

20120157967 - System and method for minimally invasive disease therapy: A system for treating a lesion site of a patient is disclosed. The system includes a cannula having a lumen, a conduit in communication with said lumen, an introducer stylet removably disposed within said cannula, a resecting device selectively insertable within said cannula, and an adjuvant treatment device selectively insertable... Agent: Suros Surgical Systems, Inc.

20120157968 - Enhanced systems, processes and apparatus for facilitating intranasal treatment of a patient and products thereby: Systems are disclosed for facilitating intranasal treatment of a patient's sphenopalatine/pterygopalatine recess. Likewise the instant system is effective for addressing acute pain conditions, and is refined enough to be performed by physician's assistants, nurses, and other well-trained practitioners. Apparatus involved includes a sheath hub, a catheter hub, an arresting element,... Agent:

20120157969 - Spiral flow infusion cannula: An infusion cannula adapted to generate a spiral, laminar flow therein. In some implementations, the infusion cannula may include one or more flow-altering devices disposed within a passageway of the cannula. The flow-altering devices may include one or more blades adapted to form a spiral flow in the laminar flow... Agent:

20120157970 - Spiral flow infusion cannula: An infusion cannula adapted to generate a spiral, laminar flow therein. In some implementations, the infusion cannula may include one or more flow-altering devices disposed within a passageway of the cannula. The flow-altering devices may include one or more blades adapted to form a spiral flow in the laminar flow... Agent:

20120157971 - Vascular access system: A connector system includes an engagement mechanism is provided that includes an engagement feature and a braided reinforcement coupled with a proximal portion of a catheter. The engagement feature can include one, two, or two or more barbs.... Agent: Hemosphere, Inc.

20120157972 - Anti-extravasation sheath: The devices and methods shown provide for the minimization of extravasation during arthroscopic surgery. The anti-extravasation sheath allows a surgeon to drain excess fluids from the soft tissue surrounding the surgical field during arthroscopic surgical procedures.... Agent: Cannuflow, Inc.

20120157974 - Anastomosis device and related methods: An anastomosis device that includes a catheter body is provided. A distal end portion of the catheter can include a spring device to prevent the formation of blood clots and to improve the flow of urine out of the catheter. The device may be used, for example, in performing procedures... Agent:

20120157973 - Catheter device: A kit for preparing a medical catheter from catheter sections comprises a tubular protective member surrounding a first, proximal one of the catheter sections. The kit further comprises a joint for interconnecting the catheter sections, the joint defining a substantially liquid tight seal at one end of a substantially annular... Agent: Coloplast A/s

20120157975 - Catheters: A suprapubic urethral catheter has a hollow tube with a suprapubic section (1), a bladder section (2) and a urethral section (3). An abdominal stop (5) is slidably mounted on the suprapubic section (1), and the bladder section (2) has drainage eyeholes (4) which enable urine from the bladder to... Agent:

20120157976 - Methods for treating neurological conditions and compositions and materials therefor: The present invention generally relates to methods, compositions and materials for treatment of and promotion of neurological functional recovery from neurological conditions including central nervous system injuries and/or diseases.... Agent:

  
06/14/2012 > 66 patent applications in 49 patent subcategories. invention type

20120150088 - Swab for collecting biological specimens: The present invention relates to a swab for collecting biological specimens of the type consisting of a rod terminating in a tip covered with fibre with hydrophilic properties to allow absorption of said specimens, wherein said fibre covers said tip in the form of a layer deposited by flocking.... Agent:

20120150089 - Device for pumping blood in an extracorporeal circuit: A device for pumping blood in an extracorporeal circuit includes a centrifugal pump that suctions the blood to be pumped via a venous hose line connected to a suction side of the pump and releases it via an arterial hose line connected to a release side of the pump. The... Agent: Sorin Group Deutschland Gmbh

20120150090 - System and method for delivery of regional citrate anticoagulation to extracorporeal blood circuits: The present invention includes a comprehensive replacement fluid system and method for the delivery of regional citrate anticoagulation (RCA) to extracorporeal blood circuits, wherein the system may include an online clearance monitor (OCM) and a circuit effluent online sensor system (OSS) for the continuous determination of patient plasma content of... Agent: Henry Ford Health System

20120150091 - Acoustic access disconnection systems and methods: An access disconnection system includes a blood treatment machine including a housing, an access site detection housing separate from the blood treatment machine housing, a transmitter positioned in the access site housing and configured to transmit an ultrasound wave into a blood stream of a patient, a receiver positioned in... Agent: Baxter International, Inc.

20120150095 - Antimicrobial material and method for making the same: This invention provides a modified catheter/indwelling device biomaterial that provides both immediate, and long-term microbiocidal effects on otherwise antibiotic-resistant strains of microorganisms. The material, which exhibits good mechanical performance characteristics for medical devices, is composed of a hydrophobic polyurethane (PU), a hydrophilic polyethylene vinyl acetate (PEVA) as an option, a... Agent:

20120150092 - Guided percutaneous bypass: The invention includes methods and apparatus to deploy a blood vessel conduit via a catheter-based, percutaneous approach. In particular, a prosthetic blood conduit can be introduced around or through an arterial obstruction without requiring open bypass surgery. The technology includes coupling devices for docking the tips of two catheters, one... Agent: Cytograft Tissue Engineering, Inc.

20120150096 - Implantable or insertable medical devices for controlled drug delivery: Implantable or insertable medical devices are provided, which comprises: (a) a biocompatible polymer; and (b) at least one therapeutic agent selected from an anti-inflammatory agent, an analgesic agent, an anesthetic agent, and an antispasmodic agent. The medical devices are adapted for implantation or insertion at a site associated with pain... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20120150094 - Method and device for use in endoscopic organ procedures: Methods and devices for use in tissue approximation and fixation are described herein. The present invention provides, in part, methods and devices for acquiring tissue folds in a circumferential configuration within a hollow body organ, e.g., a stomach, positioning the tissue folds for affixing within a fixation zone of the... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.

20120150093 - Synovial shunts: Shunt for joint repair, creates a passageway between interior and exterior of a joint capsule, the shunt comprising a body of biocompatible material, which is substantially hollow; a proximal and distal aperture flanking said shunt body; at least a first and second extension of shunt body, first extension is located... Agent: Jointech Med. Ltd.

20120150097 - Medical instrument for micro-invasive applications: A medical instrument includes a tube, a bioresorbable nonwoven disposed in the tube, and a plunger disposed inside the tube that closes off a first end of the tube. The plunger is movable relative to the tube and slidable inside the tube so as to expel the nonwoven from the... Agent: Carl Freudenberg Kg

20120150099 - Iontophoretic transdermal device: An iontophoretic transdermal device includes an applicator, an electric pathway and at least one electrode. The applicator has a first surface and the electric pathway is on the first surface. The electrode is also disposed in the first surface. The electric pathway is electrically connected with the electrode in order... Agent:

20120150098 - Method and system for mitigating current concentration in electrokinetic drug delivery: An electrokinetic apparatus to apply medicament to a treatment site of a mammalian user, the apparatus including: a segmented active electrode; a medicament matrix having one side abutting the segmented active electrode and another side adapted to contact a surface of skin over the treatment site, wherein the matrix includes... Agent: Nitric Biotherapeutics, Inc.

20120150100 - Laminar-flow-emitting device: The invention relates to a laminar-flow-emitting device that can be incorporated into an operating theatre in order to allow eyes to be operated on safely. The invention is characterised by the special arrangement of the laminar flow outlets, which flow is projected towards the patient such as to facilitate the... Agent:

20120150101 - Multimodal surgical gas delivery system for laparoscopic surgical procedures: The subject multimodal surgical gas delivery system configured to couple to one or more surgical devices providing access into a patient body cavity includes a computer-controlled control unit configured and adapted to provide at least one of the following modes of operation. A first mode of operation for providing a... Agent: Surgiquest, Inc.

20120150102 - Method for optimizing tidal therapies employing ultrafiltrate trending: A system and method for automatically adjusting a Continuous Cycling Peritoneal Dialysis (“CCPD”) therapy to minimize the potential for excess intra-peritoneal volume. The adjustments are made at the end of the drain, just prior to the next fill. The adjustments short the next fill, if necessary, to limit the intra-peritoneal... Agent: Baxter International Inc.

20120150103 - Tissue aspiration instrument employing twin irrigating-type electro-cauterizing cannula assembly: An irrigating twin-cannula aspiration system including a hand-supportable tissue aspiration instrument, having a twin cannula assembly, wherein an inner cannula having an aspiration aperture is mechanically reciprocated within a stationary outer cannula having an elongated aperture along which the aspiration aperture reciprocates, while the inner cannula is operably affixed to... Agent:

20120150104 - Twin-cannula tissue aspiration instrument system: A twin-cannula fat tissue aspiration instrument system equipped with a hand-supportable fat aspiration instrument having a twin irrigating-type or tumescent-type electro-cauterizing cannula assembly with an inner cannula coupled to a cannula drive mechanism and having an inner aspiration aperture that is reciprocated within an outer cannula having an outer aspiration... Agent:

20120150105 - Apparatus and methods of treatment of pathologic proliferative conditions uterine tissue: A uterine fibroid treatment device providing for localized delivery of one or more treatment drugs for treating various uterine conditions including, for example, uterine fibroids, abnormal uterine bleeding, pelvic adhesions and endometriosis. Generally, the uterine treatment device comprises a physical positioning element that can be inserted, positioned and maintained in... Agent:

20120150106 - Torque-limiting catheter handle: A catheter includes a handle that advantageously limits the amount of torque that can be imparted to the body of the catheter. This advantageously reduces the likelihood of catheter failure, damage to tissue, or damage to medical devices introduced into the vasculature via the catheter. The catheter handle includes a... Agent:

20120150107 - Balloon catheter shafts and methods of manufacturing: Balloon catheters and methods for manufacturing catheter shafts are disclosed. In one example, a balloon catheter may include an outer tubular member disposed about an inner tubular member. In some cases, a fluid (e.g. cryogenic fluid) can be provided between the inner tubular member and the outer tubular member and... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20120150108 - Catheter: A catheter is configured to prevent kinking of a catheter during handling or mounting of a pressure device. The catheter has a proximal end of its catheter shaft that is provided with a bending section having a flexibility greater than that of the section of the catheter shaft joining the... Agent: Abbott Laboratories Vascular Enterprises Limited

20120150109 - Medical devices comprising nanocomposites: The present invention provides medical devices comprising nanocomposite materials. By utilizing nanocomposites in the production thereof, the inventive medical devices can be produced with various advantageous properties. Methods of producing the inventive medical devices are also provided. Inasmuch as the inventive devices are expected to provide certain advantages in their... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20120150110 - Catheter with vessel lining and methods for using same: A system for providing access across a site of obstruction is provided. The system may include a sleeve, having a distal portion that can move from an inverted position to an everted position. A balloon situated within the sleeve can be extended so as to evert sleeve. A pathway can... Agent: Pavilion Medical Innovations

20120150111 - Passive enteral venting system: There is provided a venting system for enteral feeding. The system has a tube in fluid communication with an enteral feeding site on a patient. The tube receives gas and liquid from the patient as enteral pressure within the patient increases. The tube has a vent that relieves enteral gas... Agent:

20120150112 - Ambulatory enteral feeding system: There is provided a venting system for enteral feeding having a reflux bag in fluid communication with an enteral feeding site on a patient. The bag has a vent that relieves enteral pressure from the patient and is located within a bellows that compresses the refluc bag after the vent... Agent:

20120150115 - Adhesive and peripheral systems and methods for medical devices: Fill stations and base stations are provided for personal pump systems. The fill stations may be opened and closed to accept a reservoir and to allow fluid to be introduced into the reservoir for use with personal pump systems. The fill stations may hold the reservoir at a tilt relative... Agent: Deka Products Limited Partnership

20120150114 - Battery management system: A battery management system is provided for one or more batteries. The system includes a display unit, and a controller coupled to the display unit and programmed to determine when a healthcare delivery system is coupled to the one or more batteries, to control the display unit to display an... Agent: Baxter International Inc.

20120150113 - Infusion apparatus with flow indicator: A device for dispensing fluid to a patient and indicating a fluid flow condition. The device includes a reservoir configured to provide a source of fluid under pressure. A continuous flow path in fluid communication with the source of fluid provides a continuous and substantially constant flow rate of fluid... Agent:

20120150116 - Fluid delivery system having a plurality of resilient pressurizing chambers: A fluid delivery system includes a fluid container, two or more pressurizing chambers in fluid connection with the fluid container, a drive mechanism in operative connection with the two or more pressurizing chambers to pump fluid from the fluid container and an outlet in fluid connection with the two or... Agent:

20120150117 - Infusion line: An intravenous (IV) line ratchet system is used to start an intravenous line to introduce or withdraw fluids from the vasculature of a patient. The IV line ratchet system includes a rotating member that causes a needle and catheter to be inserted into the vasculature of the patient. The rotating... Agent: Venetec International, Inc.

20120150119 - Delivery system for implanting nasal ventilation tube: Delivery systems and methods of creating an accessory maxillary ostium and implanting a ventilation tube for purposes of ventilation, irrigation, infusion or procedural work are described. The delivery systems include an introducer and an associated ventilation tube. An irrigation and/or infusion catheter may be advanced through the ventilation tube in... Agent:

20120150118 - Apparatus for peripheral vascular access: This invention provides devices and methods for insertion of a catheter into a vessel. The devices include coaxial slidably mounted needle, dilator and catheter components. The methods include piercing a vessel with the needle component, dilating the pierced hole with the dilator component, retraction of the needle component, insertion of... Agent: I-v Access Technology, Inc.

20120150120 - Trocar seal system: A seal assembly for reception of an elongated surgical instrument is provided which includes a body having at least one opening configured and dimensioned to permit entry of an elongated surgical instrument and defining a central longitudinal axis; a seal member formed of a resilient material and defining an aperture... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20120150121 - Minimizing resistance to catheter advancement during vascular cannulation: A hypodermic needle minimizing resistance to catheter advancement during vascular cannulation includes a needle shaft and a needle tip including an open needle bevel extending along middle and proximal portions of the open bevel until a distal end of the needle shaft, wherein a most distal portion of the open... Agent:

20120150123 - Infusion set: A single package infusion set is provided, including one or more of the following inserters: pushbutton-type, squeeze-type, contact-type, skin pinching-type, folding retraction-type, or multistage-type inserter having at least one reusable stage. The infusion set further includes adhesion means with user-selectable degrees of adhesion strength, self-sealing tube connection means, a lens... Agent:

20120150122 - Protective bandaging for point of insertion of shunt tubing: Disclosed is a bandage pad of any of a variety of geometric shapes, used to cover a surgically-incised body area wherein shunt tubing, a catheter, or similar device protrudes from the body area. The bandage pad protects the subject area from infection which conceivably could be caused by contact with... Agent:

20120150124 - Injection needle protector, injection needle unit, and injector to which this injection needle unit is mounted: It is an object of the present invention to provide an injection needle protector, an injection needle unit, and an injector to which this injection needle unit is mounted, with which the needle tip of an injector can be accurately inserted into a drug container without making a drug mixing... Agent:

20120150125 - Safety pen needle device: The present invention relates to a safety pen needle device comprising a first needle shield (60) and a second back-end needle shield (90). During the injection the first needle shield (60) is moved to en retracted position this movement causes a actuation sleeve (31) to rotate. Said rotation causes a... Agent: Shl Group Ab

20120150126 - Cartridge holder and drug delivery device: The present invention relates to a cartridge holder for a drug delivery device comprising: a distal portion for receiving a cartridge filled with a medicament to be dispensed by the drug delivery device, wherein the distal portion comprises a mount for a piercing assembly, a proximal portion adapted to at... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20120150127 - Assembly for a drug delivery device and drug delivery device: An assembly for a drug delivery device is provided comprising a housing having a distal end and a proximal end, a dose button configured to be moved with respect to the housing for setting and delivering a dose of a drug from the device, and a blocking member. The blocking... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20120150128 - Pen needle assembly with different gauge needle cannulas: A pen needle assembly is provided herein which includes: a hub having a body with a transverse wall; an arrangement, disposed on the hub proximally of the transverse wall, for mounting the hub onto an injector; a first needle cannula extending distally from the transverse wall, the first needle cannula... Agent: Becton, Dickinson And Company

20120150129 - Non-luer connectors: Drug delivery devices having integrated non-luer connectors are described. An exemplary drug delivery device includes a container with a non-luer connector that prevents connection of a standard female luer connector to the container. One or more embodiments pertain to a container with a non-luer connector that prevents the formation of... Agent: Becton, Dickinson And Company

20120150130 - Injection moulding catheter: A method of injection moulding a catheter assembly, the method comprising providing a mould having an elongated cavity in the form of an external surface of the catheter assembly, providing a core pin in the longitudinal axis of the catheter assembly inside the cavity in the form of an inner... Agent: Coloplast A/s

20120150131 - Polymer for controlling delivery of bioactive agents and method of use: A medical device includes a base material and chlorhexidine or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof disposed in the base material sufficient to reduce microbial growth. The base material includes a polymer having a silicone monomer and a urethane monomer.... Agent: Teleflex Medical Incorporated

20120150132 - Disposable dispenser drop diverter: An attachment for use with a unit dose eye drop dispenser comprises a tapered receptacle and a lateral positioning arm. The tapered receptacle is “squeezable” so that a reservoir of the unit dose dispenser can be placed within the receptacle and the walls of the receptacle squeezed to dispense a... Agent:

20120150133 - Reduced-pressure, wound-closure and treatment systems and methods: A reduced-pressure, wound closure system is presented that generates a closing force on a surface wound and optionally provides reduced pressure to a body cavity or tissue site. The sealed contracting member, when placed under reduced pressure, generates the closing force. One illustrative system includes a first attachment member and... Agent: Kci Lisensing, Inc.

20120150134 - Wetness sensor for use in an absorbent article: A wetness sensor for an absorbent article that is formed from an ink is provided. The ink includes a proton-accepting chromogen and a proton-donating agent (or color developer). Prior to use, the ink is generally dry and in a protonated form so that it has a visible color. However, upon... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc.

20120150135 - Absorbent article with containment barrier: An absorbent article comprising a chassis comprising a topsheet, a backsheet, an absorbent core disposed between the topsheet and the backsheet, and a pair of longitudinal barrier cuffs attached to the chassis. Each longitudinal cuff is formed of a web of material having first and second opposing surfaces and comprising... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company

20120150136 - Printed nonwoven web and method for making: A nonwoven web having printed thereon a colorant and/or a composition providing a skin health benefit. The nonwoven web can be a three-dimensional, fluid pervious, polymeric web. The nonwoven web can comprise apertures. The apertures are defined in a first surface of the nonwoven web in a first plane of... Agent:

20120150137 - Elastic film containing a renewable starch polymer: A film that contains a thermoplastic composition having a substantial portion of a renewable, natural starch polymer, and yet is elastic and exhibits good strength properties, is provided. Although starch is normally chemically incompatible with most elastomeric polymers due to their different polarities, the present inventors have discovered that phase... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc.

20120150138 - Mesh underpants and method of putting on same: Provided are mesh underpants and a method of putting on same, whereby soiling due to nighttime leakage is inhibited even if the wearer is unused to wearing an absorbent pad. The provided mesh underpants have a waist opening and a pair of leg openings and can be attached to the... Agent: Uni-charm Corporation

20120150139 - System for ambulatory drug infusion comprising a filling apparatus for flexible containers, container assembly, and use of a flexible container: An embodiment directed towards a system for ambulatory drug infusion over an extended time period from a flexible container is disclosed, and in which the system comprises a filling apparatus with a hollow support structure defining a container compartment, the container compartment being adapted to receive, fully or in part,... Agent: Roche Diagnostics International Ag

20120150141 - Dialysis machine, a manifold for the dialysis machine and process: The present invention relates to a dialysis machine for the purification of blood, a manifold for the dialysis machine as well as to a process for the regeneration of the dialysis bath. It is an object of the present invention to provide a dialysis machine, a manifold for the dialysis... Agent:

20120150142 - Drug eluting balloons with ability for double treatment: In embodiments, medical devices, such as balloon catheters, can deliver a biologically active material to body tissue of a patient. The medical device includes a sponge delivery layer which can deliver multiple doses of one or more therapeutic agents to the body tissue. The medical device can further include a... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20120150143 - Infusion monitoring device, system and method: A system for automatically monitoring an infusion in a patient receiving an infusion from a fluid source, the system including: an infusion monitoring device comprising: a fluid valve, disposed in a fluid connection between the fluid source and the patient, and operable for preventing or allowing the flow of fluid... Agent:

20120150140 - Semi-rigid partially collapsible bottles: Partially collapsible bottles (10) for providing nutritional compositions and other fluids and methods of using the partially collapsible bottles are provided. In a general embodiment, the present disclosure provides a bottle (10) having a rigid wall (20), and a semi-rigid wall (30). The semi-rigid wall (30) is constructed and arranged... Agent: Nestec S.a.

20120150144 - Calculating insulin on board for an extended bolus being delivered by an insulin delivery device: A system and method may be used to calculate insulin on board (IOB) for an extended bolus being delivered by an insulin infusion pump. In general, the system and method calculates an extended bolus IOB value for the extended bolus, which takes into account the insulin currently on board from... Agent: Insulet Corporation

20120150145 - Methods of tissue sampling, collection, processing and re-injection using modular, disposable tissue aspiration, processing, collection and/or re-injection components: Methods of tissue sampling, collection, in situ processing and re-injection using modular, disposable tissue aspiration, processing, collection and/or re-injection components.... Agent:

20120150146 - Syringe devices, components of syringe devices, and methods of forming components and syringe devices: A syringe device includes a syringe barrel and piston having a fluid passageway extending from a vial port. Another syringe device includes a syringe barrel, a piston sleeve and an insert. A channel extends along a side of the insert. A valve controls fluid communication between the channel and the... Agent:

20120150147 - System and method for treating ischemic stroke: A system for restoring blood flow through an occluded vessel in the cerebrovasculature is disclosed. The system includes a tubular element constructed of shape memory material eccentrically mounted on the distal end of an introducer. The walls of the tubular element are defined by standards and connectors, and the standards... Agent: Penumbra, Inc.

20120150148 - Method for emptying rectum: A method for emptying the rectum by using an electronic sanitary appliance arranged on a toilet, comprises: extending out a rectum flushing nozzle so that it locates underneath of the anus of a user who is seated on the toilet; spraying a first linear water flow to the anus from... Agent:

20120150149 - Percutaneous access device system facilitating cell growth thereon: A process to facilitate growing of cells on a nanotextured percutaneous portal is provided that includes the placement of a nanotextured percutaneous portal partially within a subject. A vacuum manifold is secured to the nanotextured percutaneous portal. Upon coupling the vacuum manifold to a vacuum source, the growth of the... Agent:

20120150150 - Tube assembly and method for making the assembly: A tube assembly including a flexible tube joined to a connector with the tube having an insert liner located therein at least in an area of a distal end of the connector that provides improved retention force between the tube and connector. Methods for preparing the tube assembly are disclosed... Agent: Teknor Apex Company

20120150152 - Disposable cannula base device for insertion within a guide tube in a hand-supportable power-assisted tissue aspiration instrument: A disposable cannula base device for insertion within a guide tube in a hand-supportable power-assisted tissue aspiration instrument including a hand-supportable housing with a rear portion, a cannula reciprocation mechanism, and a stationary tubing connector with a hollow tube section mounted within the rear portion of the hand-supportable housing. The... Agent:

20120150151 - Method treating type ii diabetes, morbid obesity and metabolic syndrome in a human patient: Methods of treating type II diabetes, morbid obesity and metabolic syndrome in a human patient by performing mesenteric visceral fat aspiration in the bowel region of the patient using a powered twin-cannula fat aspiration instrument.... Agent:

20120150153 - Method and system for monitoring nutritional uptake as a function of microflora intestinal gas levels: Systems and methods for monitoring nutritional uptake of an individual are disclosed. The method can include monitoring microflora intestinal gas concentration levels associated with a patient and adjusting the volume of nutrient provided by the patient with an artificial feeding device based at least in part on the microflora intestinal... Agent:

  
06/07/2012 > 57 patent applications in 49 patent subcategories. invention type

20120143115 - Cardiopulmonary apparatus and methods for preserving organ viability: Apparatus and methods for providing extracorporeal blood circulation and oxygenation control include multi-stage de-airing of blood to provide automated cardiopulmonary replacement to preserve the viability or one or more organs in a clinically dead organ donor or harvested donor organ for subsequent transplantation to an organ receiver patient.... Agent: Lifebridge Medizintechnik Ag

20120143116 - Infusion pump flow balancing and synchronization system: A renal failure therapy system includes a blood pump, a dialysis fluid pump, a filtrate pump, at least one infusion pump, and a control unit configured to synchronize operation of the infusion pump to the blood pump or the filtrate pump.... Agent: Baxter International Inc.

20120143117 - Lacrimal drainage manometer and method of use: A lacrimal drainage manometer includes a syringe, a pressure sensor operably coupled to the syringe, a flow sensor operably coupled to the syringe, and a user feedback unit. The syringe includes a syringe body and a piston. The syringe body defines a fluid cavity in fluid communication with a cannula,... Agent: The Cleveland Clinic Foundation

20120143118 - Optic nerve implants: Methods and devices for delivering therapeutic substances into the eye. An implant containing the therapeutic substance is implanted at least partially within the optic nerve and the therapeutic substance then elutes from the implant. The implant may have a lumen or it may be solid.... Agent:

20120143119 - Delivery of serotonin receptor antagonists by microinjection systems: In an aspect of the invention, serotonin receptor antagonist formulations are provided for subcutaneous, transdermal or intradermal delivery to a subject. In an embodiment, serotonin receptor antagonist formulations include ondansetron or ondansetron-containing formulations. In another embodiment, serotonin receptor antagonist formulations include palonosetron or palonosetron-containing formulations. In another aspect of the... Agent: Lanco Biosciences, Inc.

20120143120 - Method and device for treating microscopic tumors remaining in tissues following surgical resection: This invention concerns treating apparently normal tissue surrounding sites of cancerous tumors so as to reduce both the probability of a recurrence of cancer at and near the site of a cancerous tissue, and to reduce the amount of apparently healthy tissue that is usually excised along with the tumor,... Agent:

20120143121 - Chitosan spreading system using low temperature atmospheric pressure plasma: Provided is a chitosan spreading system using low temperature atmospheric pressure plasma. The system includes a dielectric tube of hollow cylindrical shape including a gas inlet supplied with a carrier gas and a plasma outlet spraying low temperature atmospheric pressure plasma generated therein, a first electrode provided in the dielectric... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

20120143123 - Dialysis catheter: A catheter assembly used for extracorporeal treatment, such as dialysis, of blood or other body fluid, includes an outer and inner catheter in a coaxial relationship. A fluid path is provided by a passageway defined between the catheters and a distal end of the outer catheter, and another fluid path... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20120143122 - Multi-port interface device for use with medical fluids: An interface device for removing fluid from a surgical site by shaping the interface device in situ to place a set of openings, which are in fluid communication with a connection port adapted for connection to a vacuum source, in contact with at least a portion of the surgical site.... Agent: Instituto Tecnologico De Estudios Superiores De Monterrey

20120143124 - Peritoneal dialysis system:

20120143125 - Combined coaxial and bimanual irrigation/aspiration apparatus: In one exemplary aspect, the present disclosure is directed to an assembly having an irrigation hand piece that includes an irrigation needle extending from a distal end. The irrigation needle is also configured to release a first fluid. The assembly further has an aspiration hand piece that includes an aspiration... Agent: Alcon Research, Ltd.

20120143126 - Oral administration device: An oral administration device having a nipple member and a frangible seal is disclosed. An oral administration system having a nipple member and a syringe to fill the nipple member is disclosed. An oral administration device having a vacuum package surrounding the oral administration device is also disclosed.... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20120143127 - Apparatus and method for shaped magnetic field control for catheter, guidance, control, and imaging: A variable magnet system for manipulating a magnetic catheter is described. In one embodiment, a cluster of electromagnets is configured to generate a desired magnetic field. In one embodiment, one or more poles of the cluster are moveable with respect to other poles in the cluster to allow shaping of... Agent: Magnetecs, Inc.

20120143129 - Balloon catheter shaft having high strength and flexibility: Balloon catheter comprises an elongated shaft having a proximal end, a distal end, an inflation lumen extending therein, and a biaxially oriented nonporous thermoplastic polymer tubular member having a Shore durometer hardness of less than about 75D and having the inflation lumen therein. The balloon catheter also comprises a balloon... Agent: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.

20120143128 - Catheter: A catheter is provided that includes an elongated body extending from a proximal end to a distal end. The body defines at least one lumen. A tip has a proximal end that is disposed in abutting relation with the distal end of the body such that the body is fixed... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20120143130 - Biasing mechanism for a balloon catheter: Methods and devices for biasing a balloon catheter are disclosed. In one example, a medical device may include a catheter shaft and a balloon assembly coupled to a distal region of the catheter shaft. The balloon assembly can define a chamber configured to be inflated and deflated using a fluid... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20120143131 - Dual balloon catheter: Methods and devices for bonding a balloon assembly, such as a balloon assembly including an inner balloon and an outer balloon, to a catheter shaft are disclosed. In some cases, a proximal waist of the inner balloon may be bonded to an interior surface of an outer tubular member of... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20120143132 - Shellac and paclitaxel coated catheter balloons: The present invention relates to a method for coating catheter balloons with the pharmacological agent paclitaxel and the biological and biodegradable polymer composition shellac and optionally further components. Moreover the present invention relates to paclitaxel and shellac coated catheter balloons obtained according to the coating methods disclosed herein as well... Agent: Eurocor Gmbh

20120143133 - Device for drug infusion: A portable device for infusion of liquid drugs contained in a pair of syringes into a patient's body is disclosed. Said device includes a body housing a driving system and arranged to receive a pair of interchangeable syringes, and said driving system includes a single electric motor and a first... Agent: Cane' S.p.a

20120143134 - Method of performing laparoscopic surgery using a multi-access channel surgical trocar: The present invention provides a method of performing laparoscopic surgery using a surgical trocar including an elongated trocar passageway and an access channel disposed in spaced relationship to each other. The access channel includes a gas seal to prevent gas leakage while the access channel is in use, and a... Agent:

20120143136 - Ballistic microneedle infusion device: An infusion set has a disposable inserter that can insert a needle at a controlled rate of speed to a depth to deliver insulin or other medicament to the upper 3 mm of skin surface, and a skin securing, adhesive layer to secure the skin surface at the insertion site... Agent:

20120143135 - Insulin pump dermal infusion set having partially integrated mechanized cannula insertion with disposable activation portion: An infusion set has a partially integrated ballistic inserter that can insert a needle at a controlled rate of speed to a depth to deliver content to the upper 3 mm of skin surface, and a skin-securing adhesive layer to secure the skin surface at the insertion site such that... Agent:

20120143137 - Inserter mechanisms: An Inserter for inserting a needle through the skin of a user that includes: a needle holder block deployed in the inserter housing, the needle holder block displaceable between a cocked position and an insertion position such that when in the cocked position the needle holder block is biased toward... Agent: Medx-set Ltd.

20120143138 - Catheter introducer including a valve and valve actuator: Tear-away sheath introducers for catheters and methods for making and using such introducers are described. The sheath introducers contain movable valves that are encapsulated in a movable housing that allows the valve to move along the introducer axis. As the movable valve and housing travel along the axis, a portion... Agent:

20120143139 - Agent delivery catheter having a radially expandable centering support member: A catheter for delivering an agent to an injection site in a wall of a patient's body lumen, with an elongated shaft having a needle-through lumen slidably containing a needle therein, and an expandable member on the distal shaft section which has a collapsed configuration and a radially expanded configuration.... Agent: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.

20120143140 - Medical article anchoring system: An anchoring system provides secure attachment between a portion of a medical article and a body of a patient. The anchoring system comprises a securement device and a first fitting attached to the medical article, the first fitting having a first configuration. Embodiments of the anchoring system also comprise a... Agent: Venetec International, Inc.

20120143141 - Conformal cannula device and related methods: Cannula assemblies and related methods are provided. In accordance with one embodiment, a cannula assembly includes a tubular structure coupled with a flange assembly. The flange assembly includes a plurality of wireform loops disposed in a circumferential, woven pattern about an end of the tubular structure. The flange assembly is... Agent:

20120143142 - Optical reader for syringe: The present invention relates to a syringe (1) for use in spectroscopy to identify drugs within the syringe (8). The syringe comprises a optical window section (8) either integral with or attached to the syringe (1). The optical window section (8) has predetermined physical and optical properties that allows radiation... Agent: Klein Medical Limited

20120143143 - Medicament container holder arrangement: The present invention relates to a medicament container holder arrangement comprising a medicament container holder 16 and a medicament container 18 wherein the medicament container holder 16 is provided with distally arranged support surfaces 25 for flanges 24 arranged on a distal part of the medicament container 18 to be... Agent: Shl Group Ab

20120143144 - Pre-filled syringe including an oxygen absorber: The invention provides a syringe or autoinjector for dispensing a drug comprising a rigid syringe body containing the drug, an oxygen absorbing material, a separating element between the drug and oxygen absorbing material to prevent the drug from contacting the oxygen absorbing material but which allows oxygen to pass from... Agent: Oval Medical Technologies Limited

20120143145 - Safety pen needle assembly having shield for non-patient end: A safety pen needle assembly is provided herein which includes a hub; a needle fixed to the hub having a distal end, formed for insertion into a patient, and a proximal end; a shield; a biasing means disposed to urge the shield from a first position to a second position;... Agent: Becton, Dickinson And Company

20120143146 - Assembly for a drug delivery device and drug delivery device: wherein the clutch member and the dose member are configured to mechanically cooperate with one another when the clutch member is in the clutch stop position, thereby preventing further displacement of the dose member in the proximal direction with respect to the housing during setting of the dose. Furthermore, a... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20120143147 - Bung for drug containing cartridges in drug delivery devices: The present invention relates to a bung (20) for drug containing cartridges (10) for use in drug delivery devices wherein the bung (20) has a distal end face (22), a proximal end face (24) and a lateral area (26), wherein the bung (20) comprises at least two different materials, a... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20120143148 - Sealing members, articles using the same and methods of reducing sticktion: The present invention provides rubber sealing members having an exterior surface adapted to sealingly engage an inner surface of a chamber of the medical device, the exterior surface of the sealing member having a coating thereon prepared from a curable composition including: (a) a first organopolysiloxane having at least two... Agent: Becton, Dickinson And Company

20120143149 - Needle mounting system and a method for mounting a needle assembly: A needle mounting system and methods for mounting a needle assembly on a needle mount are disclosed. The needle mounting system includes a needle hub having protrusions extending radially inward. A needle mount has a plurality of slots to receive the protrusions. The slots have a first portion that defines... Agent: Novo Nordisk A/s

20120143150 - Mixing systems and methods for research, industrial and medical uses: Mixing systems and methods include a mixing device comprising a primary tube having a proximal end, a distal end, an outer surface and an inner lumen and at least one secondary tube having a proximal end, a distal end, an outer surface and an inner lumen. The at least one... Agent:

20120143151 - Needle shield and a winged needle assembly: A needle shield having a front end opening through which a winged needle as a whole is retracted and a base end opening through which a flexible tube connected to the winged needle is passable. The needle shield includes a winged needle retention means projecting into the interior side of... Agent: Jms Singapore Pte Ltd

20120143152 - Drop generating device: A method of delivering safe, suitable, and repeatable dosages to a subject for topical, oral, nasal, or pulmonary use and a device for droplet ejection includes a fluid delivery system capable of delivering a defined volume of the fluid in the form of droplets having properties that afford adequate and... Agent: Corinthian Ophthalmic, Inc.

20120143153 - Medical skin applicator apparatus: A medical skin applicator apparatus includes a fluid housing having a fluid chamber for storing a medical agent and an applicator coupled to the housing. The fluid housing has a penetrable wall to permit access to the fluid chamber and release of the medical agent therefrom. The applicator includes an... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20120143155 - ostomy appliance with a leakage indicator: An ostomy device that comprises an adhesive wafer for attaching to the skin around the stoma. The wafer comprises an adhesive layer having a proximal adhesive side and a distal side, where the distal side is covered with a backing layer. The wafer comprises a central portion and a peripheral... Agent: Coloplast A/s

20120143154 - Ostomy appliance with a leakage indicator: An ostomy device that comprises an adhesive wafer for attaching to the skin around the stoma. The wafer comprises an adhesive layer having a proximal adhesive surface and a distal surface. The distal surface is covered with a backing layer. The wafer comprises a central portion and a peripheral portion,... Agent: Coloplast A/s

20120143156 - Fluid communication path: An apparatus and method are disclosed for providing a fluid communication path to a wound site through a drape. The apparatus comprises a body portion having a lower surface and an upper surface, at least one connection port, at least one suction port and at least one fluid communication passageway... Agent: Smith & Nephew PLC

20120143157 - Multi-component dressing for wound treatment on the human or animal body with application of reduced pressure: The invention relates to a multi-component dressing (100) for treating wounds of the human or animal body using a reduced pressure, having a wound-covering element (4) for mounting the dressing (100) at the surface of the skin and the mucous membrane and at least one connecting site (5), which is... Agent:

20120143158 - Absorbent article: An absorbent article for absorbing a body fluid from a user includes a liquid-impermeable base layer, a liquid-permeable top layer, an absorbent layer disposed between the liquid-impermeable base layer and the liquid-permeable top layer, and a body fluid-collecting layer disposed between the liquid-permeable top layer and the absorbent layer and... Agent: Kang Na Hsiung Enterprise Co., Ltd.

20120143160 - Color-changing composition: The present invention relates to a color-changing composition and a multiple-component material including a substrate and a printed layer on the substrate. The printed layer includes a color-changing composition to indicate a change in condition, such as a change in wetness. The color-changing composition includes a matrix-forming component, a leuco... Agent:

20120143159 - Dehydration sensors having polymeric base-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. The ink composition includes a weak... Agent:

20120143161 - Absorbent articles with improved acquisition rate: A disposable absorbent product (20) such as, e.g. a baby diaper, an adult incontinence pad, a sanitary napkin or the like, includes a liquid pervious topsheet (24), a liquid impervious backsheet (26), and an absorbent core (28) positioned between the topsheet (24) and the backsheet (26). The absorbent core (28)... Agent:

20120143163 - Absorbent article configured for controlled deformation: The present disclosure provides an absorbent article including an absorbent core and at least one barrier structure having a fluid shrinkable string attached thereto, wherein insult of the fluid shrinkable string by the user causes deformation of the peripheral edge of the barrier structure in the z-direction forming a leakage... Agent:

20120143164 - Disposable hygiene article, surgical covering item, or surgical garment: A disposable hygiene article (2), such as an incontinence diaper or incontinence pad has a composite non-woven fabric (38) that is provided with at least one cuff element (16) and a non-woven fabric or film component (10, 12). The cuff element (14) is attached to the non-woven fabric or film... Agent:

20120143162 - Absorbent article and method for manufacturing absorbent article: An absorbent article according to the present invention includes leg elastic bodies and a central elastic body. An absorber has a bent part formed along a longitudinal direction. The leg elastic bodies continuously extend from one rear waistline edge to the other rear waistline edge in a state of being... Agent: Unicharm Corporation

20120143165 - Force focused fastening member: A force focused fastening system maintaining a fastener element in plane during fastening. The force focused fastening system includes a force focused fastening member including an extensible region and an end region. The end region includes a fastener element and the extensible region includes a high modulus region aligned relative... Agent:

20120143166 - Fastening tab and method of making the same: A fastening tab is provided having a substrate with a main portion, a user's end portion extending from the main portion, a primary mechanical fastening patch having a side edge coterminous with the side edge of the user's end portion of the substrate, and first and second auxiliary mechanical fastening... Agent:

20120143167 - Methods for improved cryo-chemotherapy tissue ablation: The current invention relates to a process for increasing the efficacy of cancerous disease inhibiting therapeutic agents delivered to a treatment region of a tissue structure, such as a tumor. The multi-step procedure takes advantage of the resulting thermal stress response occurring as a result of exposure to the cold.... Agent:

20120143168 - Irrigation device and method of using the device: An irrigation device that includes a reservoir for an irrigating liquid, a catheter in liquid communication with the reservoir, a fixation member for fixation of the catheter and a control unit. The control unit is arranged for in a first position transferring the irrigation liquid to the fixation member and... Agent: Mbh-international A/s

20120143169 - Catheter including a unibody distal guidewire port and method of manufacture: Methods and devices incorporating a guidewire entry port subassembly for use in rapid exchange catheters. The use of a subassembly allows for stronger quality control and simpler fabrication of a rapid exchange device. In several embodiments, methods of making a molded guidewire entry port using a mold, often in conjunction... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20120143170 - Indwelling urinary catheter with self-retaining mechanism: A urinary catheter with an improved retaining and activating feature is provided which is a safe device with reduced irritation and discomfort to a patient. The retaining mechanism positioned at the proximal end of the catheter assumes a “closed” state for introduction and removal of the catheter into and from... Agent:

20120143171 - Valveless drug delivery device: A drug delivery device (10) comprising a drug reservoir (13), at least one dispensing hole (14), an actuator system (17) and an exit path (15). The drug reservoir (13) is provided for comprising a drug. The dispensing hole (14) delivers the drug to an environment of the drug delivery device... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

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