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Surgery August inventions list 08/12

Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
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08/30/2012 > 22 patent applications in 16 patent subcategories. inventions list

20120216800 - Medication delivery apparatus including a medication metering system: A medication delivery apparatus (5) includes a reservoir for holding a liquid medication and a metering device (25) coupled to the reservoir for supplying a dose of the liquid medication to the reservoir. The metering device includes an upper chamber, a lower chamber coupled to the upper chamber, a piston... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20120216801 - Treprostinil administration by inhalation: Treprostinil can be administered using a metered dose inhaler. Such administration provides a greater degree of autonomy to patients. Also disclosed are kits that include a metered dose inhaler containing a pharmaceutical formulation containing treprostinil.... Agent: United Therapeutics Corporation

20120216802 - Composition for inhalation: The invention relates to a formulation comprising formoterol and budesonide for use in the treatment of respiratory diseases. The composition further contains HFA 227, PVP and PEG, preferably PVP K25 and PEG 1000.... Agent: Astrazeneca Ab

20120216803 - Device for securing airway tubing to a patient: An airway tube securing device (ATSD) having a tubular constrictor attached to an oral piece and a fastener for fastening the ATSD to the face of a patient provides for the correct placing and fixation of an airway tube within the patient's airways. A rotatable clamp provides for constricting the... Agent: Trodek Ltd.

20120216804 - Cpr volume exchanger valve system with safety feature and methods: A method for regulating gas flows into and out of a patient includes repetitively forcing respiratory gases out of the lungs. Respiratory gases are prevented from entering back into the lungs during a time between when respiratory gases are forced out of the lungs. Periodically, an oxygen-containing gas is supplied... Agent: Advanced Circulatory Systems, Inc.

20120216805 - Metered liquid droplet inhaler: A metered liquid droplet inhaling device includes a chassis; a holder releasably connected to the chassis; a container in the holder having a chamber for a composition, an opening for expelling the composition, and a piston; a dose knob accessible outside the chassis for setting a dose to be expelled... Agent: Shl Group Ab

20120216807 - Method and apparatus for delivering a fluid to a patient: The present invention relates to an apparatus for facilitating delivery of a fluid, such as an anaesthetic fluid, to the respiratory tract of a subject. It comprises a fluid line substrate, in the form of a block having conduits form therein for delivery and removal of an anaesthetic. A subject... Agent:

20120216806 - Tube ventilated oxygen mask: This invention relates to a method and system for improving oxygen flow through a standard non-rebreather oxygen mask of the type currently used in medical facilities. The standard non-rebreather oxygen mask lacks a venturi device and sometimes fails to deliver sufficient oxygenation to patients in distress, often resulting in patient... Agent:

20120216808 - Nose cannula heated/humidified gas delivery system: A low flow heated/humidified respiratory gas delivery system, especially useful for low flow rates as preferred in the treatment of neonate and other such patients, wherein the respiratory gas is heated and humidified as desired for delivery to the patient and the temperature is monitored at the point of delivery... Agent: Smiths Medical Asd, Inc.

20120216809 - Ventilator-initiated prompt regarding detection of inadequate flow during ventilation: This disclosure describes systems and methods for monitoring and evaluating ventilatory parameters, analyzing those parameters and providing useful notifications and recommendations to clinicians. That is, modern ventilators monitor, evaluate, and graphically represent multiple ventilatory parameters. However, many clinicians may not easily recognize data patterns and correlations indicative of certain patient... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC

20120216810 - Methods and systems for transitory ventilation support: This disclosure describes systems and methods for providing a transitory ventilation support breath type during ventilation of a patient. The disclosure describes a novel breath type that provides for a beneficial transition between an assist breath type and an effort-based breath type and/or a breath type that is beneficial for... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC

20120216811 - Use of multiple spontaneous breath types to promote patient ventilator synchrony: The present disclosure combines the advantages of a hybrid mode of ventilation with an automatic determination of an appropriate spontaneous breath type in response to one or more patient based criteria. Specifically, when the ventilator is delivering a spontaneous breath type, a determination may be made as to whether predetermined... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC

20120216812 - Patient interface assembly with improved stabilization: A patient interface assembly includes a support member having a central support portion and a pair of cheek mount supports coupled to the central portion. Each cheek mount support applies a force on or on a side of a user's cheekbone. A seal member is coupled to the support portion... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20120216813 - Patient interface with an adjustable cushion: A patient interface of the present invention includes a faceplate including a plurality of headgear attachment elements, a seal member operatively coupled to the faceplate; and an adjustment mechanism coupling the seal member to the faceplate. The adjustment mechanism controls the position of the seal member relative to the faceplate... Agent: Ric Investments, LLC.

20120216814 - Two-stage air filter and mask incorporating the same: The two-stage air filter is formed of a nonwoven glass fiber first or inlet filter element and a second or outlet filter element formed of nonwoven fiber. The outlet filter element is preferably formed of either polyester material, or a blend of polyester and cotton fiber material. The first or... Agent:

20120216815 - Constant rate delivery device: Medical devices and related methods are disclosed for delivering an implant into the body of a patient. The devices include a damping assembly having an internal chamber with a varying inner diameter, and a piston slideably disposed therein. The piston is operably connected with a catheter portion such that movement... Agent: Hologic, Inc.

20120216816 - Intrauterine fallopian tube occlusion device: An intrauterine device for occluding orifices of fallopian tubes includes a resilient body having an elongated member with a first end and a second end. The elongated member further includes a first leg ending with the first end of the elongated member, a second leg ending with the second end... Agent:

20120216817 - Occlusion devices and methods: The invention provides intrafallopian devices and non-surgical methods for their placement to prevent conception. The efficacy of the device is enhanced by forming the structure at least in part from copper or copper alloy. The device is anchored within the fallopian tube by a lumen-traversing region of the resilient structure... Agent:

20120216818 - Glassoplasty using tissue anchor glossopexy with volumetric tongue reduction: Methods and devices are disclosed for remodeling the tongue. One or more spaces or cavities are formed in the tongue using, for example, surgical or RF ablative techniques. The cavities can be closed or collapsed by inserting a tethered soft tissue anchor into the tongue and attaching the tethered portion... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20120216819 - Mask assembly: A respiratory mask for treatment of obstructive sleep apnea using gas pressurized in the range of about 4 to 20 cm H2O, the mask comprising a mask body, a flexible inlet tube having a first end coupled to the mask body and second end adapted to extend upwardly over a... Agent: Resmed Limited

20120216820 - Oral appliance for treatment of snoring and sleep apnea: An oral appliance (1) is provided for the treatment of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. The oral appliance (1) includes an upper tray (10) adaptable to conform to a user's maxillary dentition and a plurality of lower trays (40), each of the lower trays (40) adaptable to conform to the... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20120216821 - Joint stabilized straight plane movement stretching system: Generally, a joint stabilized planar motion stretching system for an animal. Specifically, a method of stretching an animal which includes joint stabilization and straight plane motion of the stretched anatomy about the stabilized joint.... Agent: Love Dogs. Stretch Dogs. LLC

08/23/2012 > 9 patent applications in 9 patent subcategories. inventions list

20120211005 - Pulmonary delivery of alpha-1 proteinase inhibitor: The present invention relates to a system that includes a pharmaceutical composition of a purified, stable, active alpha-1 proteinase inhibitor (API) in a form of a ready to use sterile solution and an inhalation nebulizer, and to methods of use thereof for treating pulmonary diseases.... Agent: Kamada Ltd.

20120211006 - Automated needle insertion mechanism: A device is provided for automatically inserting a catheter or other medical implement into a patient. An imaging module (100) identifies a selected point of insertion on the patient. A manipulator module (200) positions a catheter or medical implement at the desired position with respect to the selected point of... Agent: Board Of Regents The University Of Texas System

20120211007 - Inhaler for the administration of an anticholinergic: An inhalation kit comprising: (a) an inhaler displaying a flow resistance of about 0.01 to 0.1, √{square root over (kPa)} min/L; and (b) an inhalable powder comprising tiotropium in admixture with a physiologically acceptable excipient with an average particle size of between 10 to 500 μm, and a method of... Agent: Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma Gmbh & Co. Kg

20120211008 - Systems and methods for managing pressure in a breathing assistance system: A breathing assistance system for providing breathing assistance to a patient is provided. The breathing assistance system may include a ventilation system for supplying a gas flow, a conduit operatively coupled to the ventilation system, and a pressure sensor configured to measure the pressure of the gas flow through the... Agent:

20120211009 - Regulator for underwater breathing apparatus: Regulator for underwater breathing apparatus, comprising a box-like body in which is formed a chamber having a first tubular element for connection to a mouthpiece, a second tubular element provided with a regulating valve for supplying air to the inside of the regulator chamber, a conduit for discharging expired air... Agent:

20120211010 - Laryngeal mask airway device: A laryngeal-mask airway device including provision for drainage of the oesophagus including an inflatable main-cuff and a backplate having a laryngeal-side and a pharyngeal-side. The backplate also has an external tube joint adjacent to the proximal region of the main-cuff. The backplate is hermetically bonded to the periphery of the... Agent: The Laryngeal Mask Company Limited

20120211011 - Surgical irrigation and retraction platform: The invention relates to a universal design for an irrigation and retraction platform for use in operating on an extremity of a patient. The platform includes a chamber provided for the efficient collection and disposal of fluids to reduce the possibility of contaminating the surgical team and the operating room,... Agent: Iq Medical Devices, LLC

20120211012 - Method and apparatus for covering body parts: A method and apparatus for covering body parts. Body part covers may be pre-shaped and pre-sized to cover various parts of one's body, or may be fabricated in a generic shape, and cut by the user to a custom shape of the user's choice. Body part covers may also include... Agent:

20120211013 - Methods and apparatus for intermittent stimuli: In exemplary implementations of this invention, stimuli are intermittently presented to the left or right side of a user. For example, this invention may comprise a method of presenting stimuli to a bilateral organism, which organism has a left side and a right side, wherein: (a) the stimuli are produced... Agent:

08/16/2012 > 23 patent applications in 15 patent subcategories. inventions list

20120204867 - Introducer for surgical airway catheters: An introducer for a surgical airway catheter has a proximal handle; a curved, rod-shaped main section; a cutting region; and a rod-shaped distal tip, all (except the handle) sized to receive the catheter tube. After making an initial opening in a patient's trachea, the operator inserts the distal tip of... Agent: Airway Cam Technologies, Inc.

20120204866 - System and methods of intubation: The system of the present invention includes an instrument including a tube and one or more devices configured to improve patient comfort during intubation and to achieve proper tube placement in a patient's body. Embodiments of the present invention include a device configured to enter a patient's body in a... Agent:

20120204865 - Systems and techniques for performing gastrointestinal procedures: A system for performing minimally invasive gastrointestinal procedures includes an excision device 100 and a suturing device 200. The excision device 100 has a proximally tapered suction cavity 131 with extendable wires 160 to prevent capture of unwanted tissue. The suturing device 200 uses a squeeze trigger 202 to drive... Agent:

20120204868 - Case for emergency escape breathing apparatus: A case for an emergency escape breathing apparatus including a substantially rigid hollow shell defining a cylinder housing portion for retaining a cylinder of breathable gas and a delivery device housing portion for removably housing a delivery device for the breathable gas supplied by the cylinder. An access opening is... Agent: Draeger Safety Uk Limited

20120204869 - Mask and headgear connector: A connector arrangement joining a respiratory mask and headgear is adapted for single-handed disengagement by the patient. A first, rigid connector part is formed into the rigid mask frame, with a mating second connector attached to a strap of the headgear. The connectors are held away from the patient's face... Agent: Resmed Limited

20120204870 - Breathing assistance apparatus: Breathing assistance apparatus for treating sleep apnoea are described. More specifically, nasal interface for the supply of respiratory gases, but most particularly positive pressure gases are described. The nasal interfaces may include various forms of nasal pillows or nasal plugs. Associated elements such as manifolds or housings to hold or... Agent:

20120204872 - Inhalation apparatus: An inhalation device utilizing a controlled oxygen concentration selected which entrains air to modify a source gas, such as pure oxygen at 100% down to different selected levels of lower oxygen concentrations with a high total gas flow being achieved for inhalation without being perpendicular to the breathing orifices and... Agent:

20120204873 - Monitoring device for a therapy device and process: A monitoring device for monitoring a therapy device, for example, an anesthesia device or a respirator, is provided by which an alarm device for triggering an alarm when the value drops beyond a warning limit (4) is automatically activated when a determined therapy parameter drops beyond this warning limit (4).... Agent: Draeger Medical Gmbh

20120204871 - Stable, non-corrosive formulations for pressurized metered dose inhalers: Pharmaceutical pressurized metered dosing inhalers (MDIs) are disclosed containing at least one dissolved halide substance, a suspended drug substance and a co-solvent, stabilized chemically and also against metal corrosion by the addition of an acid, an unsaturated suspending agent and water.... Agent:

20120204874 - Pressure support sustem with inductive tubing: A pressure support system includes a gas flow generating system a patient interface device, and a tubing. The s flow generating system includes a gas source, a controller, and a first inductive coil. The patient interface device includes a second inductive coil and an input element. The tubing is disposed... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20120204875 - Method and apparatus for mechanical ventilation system with data display: A mechanical ventilation system includes at least one processor in communication with a display device and at least one sensor configured to measure an aspect of the air carried by the ventilation system. The at least one processor is configured to receive and process data received from the at least... Agent: General Electric Company

20120204876 - Fluid flow control apparatus and method and patient interface device employing same: A fluid flow control apparatus for use in, for example, a patient interface, is provided that includes a main conduit structured to receive a pressurized fluid and a nozzle assembly coupled to the main conduit. The nozzle assembly includes an external nozzle element having a contoured top surface and a... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20120204877 - Antiseptic mask and method of using antiseptic mask: The invention is an antiseptic mask, comprising a canister configured to store an antiseptic agent, one or more filters adapted to receive the antiseptic agent and a housing comprising a passageway from an air intake through the one or more filters and to a nose/mouth port. Further, the present invention... Agent:

20120204878 - Patient interface device with adjustable headgear and frame: A patient interface device includes a main frame and a headgear. The main frame includes a central support portion for supporting a cushion component and first and second arms extending from the central support portion. The headgear includes a support portion, and first and second straps extending therefrom. The first... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20120204879 - Cushion-to-frame component for an interfacing structure: An interfacing structure for a mask system includes a cushion component adapted to contact the patient's face in use and a cushion-to-frame component provided to the cushion component. The cushion-to-frame component is structured to secure the cushion component to a mask frame of the mask system. The cushion-to-frame component includes... Agent: Resmed Limited

20120204880 - Patient interface device with adjustable cheek support: A patient interface device includes a main frame having a central support portion and first and second arms extending from the central support portion. A cushion component is coupled to the central support portion. A first cheek support element is coupled to the first arm. The first cheek support element... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20120204881 - Pad for a mask: A cushion pad for a mask worn by a patient, includes a first side to contact skin of the patient, and a second side, opposite the first side, to contact or face the mask. The pad has a main body portion an upper attachment portion extending from a top of... Agent: Resmed Limited

20120204882 - Neck flange attachment apparatuses for tracheostomy tubes: Various embodiments of tracheostomy tube assemblies including a cannula and a flange are provided. One of the cannula and the flange includes a pair of slots and the other of the cannula and the flange includes a pair of protrusions adapted to be received by the pair of slots. The... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC

20120204883 - Transtracheal catheter apparatus: A catheter apparatus (10) for transtracheal administration of supplemental oxygen to a patient in need of continuous long term oxygen therapy.... Agent: Covidien Ag

20120204884 - Endotracheal tube cuff pressure regulator: An inflated endotracheal tube cuff maintained at a desired inflation using a constant air source. The constant air flow source is connected to a pressure regulator that is connected to the endotracheal tube cuff via the endotracheal tube cuff lumen. The regulator includes a bleed valve used to control the... Agent: Outcome Solutions LLC

20120204885 - Extension device: In an extension device comprising a patient support surface and an extension beam (16) that can be connected on its one end via an interface (14) to the patient support surface and that has a holder for a feed rod arrangement on its other end, whereby the patient support surface... Agent: Maquet Gmbh & Co. Kg

20120204887 - Adjustable snore-attenuating pressure (asap): This invention is a device and method to reduce snoring that: is wearable, self-contained, and largely energy self-sufficient; and enables iterative adjustment of airflow characteristics to reduce soft tissue vibration. It is also well-suited to being remotely controlled by the snoring person's bed partner. This invention may be embodied as... Agent:

20120204886 - Tongue retention system: A tongue retaining system is disclosed herein generally having, in one variation, a two-part system. A covering can be sized to fit at least partially over or upon a tongue of a patient, where the covering has an engagement mechanism positioned thereon. A retaining device, sized to fit within a... Agent:

08/09/2012 > 26 patent applications in 18 patent subcategories. inventions list

20120199118 - Bottle closure with hinged seal: An anesthetic container and closure for transferring anesthesia from a container to a vaporizer. A hinged closure member is moveable between an open position and a closed position by a receiving member of a vaporizer when the anesthetic container is attached to the vaporizer for transfer of liquid anesthetic from... Agent: Piramal Critical Care, Inc.

20120199119 - Distribution head for a device for distributing a fluid product: A fluid dispenser head that is adapted to be assembled on a reservoir containing the fluid, so as to dispense the fluid selectively by a dispenser member, such as a pump or a valve, that is actuated by the dispenser head. The dispenser head includes a dispenser orifice, the dispenser... Agent: Valois Sas

20120199120 - Tracheostomy tube combination radial snap and bayonet cannula connector: A medical device tube having extended retention tabs with notches therein for improved coupling of an inner cannula connector to an outer cannula connector. The medical device tube comprises an outer cannula connector having retention tabs on an outer cannula connector flange attached to the proximal end of an outer... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC

20120199122 - Delivery system: There is described a medicament delivery device which comprises a medicament reservoir, a medicament delivery passage and a metering member adapted to transfer a measured dose of medicament from the medicament reservoir to the delivery passage characterized in that the device is provided with a moisture proof barrier. The medicament... Agent: Innovata Biomed Limited

20120199121 - Inhalers: A dry powder inhaler incorporates a cyclone chamber (4) comprising at least one air inlet (6) and an outlet (10) wherein the configuration of the air inlet (6) and the shape of the chamber (4) is such that in use a reverse flow cyclone is set up in the chamber... Agent: Cambridge Consultants Limited

20120199123 - Intermittent dosing of nitric oxide gas: A method and corresponding device are described for combating microbes and infections by delivering intermittent high doses of nitric oxide to a mammal for a period of time and which cycles between high and low concentration of nitric oxide gas. The high concentration of nitric oxide is preferably delivered intermittently... Agent: Sensormedics Corporation

20120199126 - Modification of sympathetic activation and/or respiratory function: Devices, systems and methods are disclosed for modifying sympathetic activation of a patient through alteration of respiratory function. In one form, a sub-apneic ventilation target for a ventilator is determined such that chronic sympathetic activation of the patient is mitigated.... Agent: Resmed Limited

20120199125 - Positive airway pressure system with head control: The invention is directed to a positive airway pressure (PAP) system with a head mounted harness assembly with a housing and a head position sensor located within or secured to the housing that detects the position of a patient's head, and communicates this head position information to a controller of... Agent: Hancock Medical, Inc.

20120199124 - Positive airway pressure system with head position control: The invention is directed to a positive airway pressure (PAP) system with a head mounted harness assembly with a housing and a head position sensor located within or secured to the housing that detects the position of a patient's head, and communicates this head position information to a controller of... Agent: Hancock Medical, Inc.

20120199127 - System and method for suctioning for secretion removal from the airway of a mechanically ventilated subject: Secretions that have accumulated at or near an airway of a subject (12) as the subject (12) is being mechanically ventilated are removed by suctioning. Before, during, and/or after the removal of the secretions, steps are taken to mitigated the impact of the suctioning used for secretion removal on the... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20120199129 - Blower: A blower includes a housing including an inlet and an outlet, a stationary component provided to the housing, an impeller positioned between the inlet of the housing and the stationary component, and a motor adapted to drive the impeller. The housing and the stationary component cooperate to define a volute... Agent: Resmed Motor Technologies, Inc.

20120199128 - Forehead and nose bridge pad for cpap interface: A pad is attachable to the forehead part of a CPAP face mask with pockets sewn into the body of the pad. The pad protects the forehead of the wearer and the nose bridge by a flap of material that fits between the seal of the mask and the wearer's... Agent:

20120199130 - Hygienic mask for aircraft crewmember and a mask assembly comprising the hygienic mask: Hygienic mask (1) for aircraft crewmember comprising a first area (3) made of an air filtering tissue and a second area (5) made of a flexible material, said second area (5) surrounding the first area (3) and being attached to the edge of said first area (3). The hygienic mask... Agent:

20120199131 - Strapping force indicator accessory: An apparatus for indicating a strapping force applied by a headgear of a patient interface device. The apparatus includes a first portion structured to be selectively connectable to a connecting element of a mask of the patient interface device, a second portion structured to be selectively connectable to a strap... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20120199132 - Pad assembly having outer casing and support element: A pad assembly for use with a gas deliver mask for delivering a flow of gas to an airway of a patient is described. The pad assembly includes an outer casing and a support element. The outer cashing has a housing portion and a mounting portion. The housing portion has... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20120199133 - Implant for treatment of vaginal and/or uterine prolapse: An implant configured to treat prolapse of a pelvic organ includes a support member and an extension portion projecting from the support member. The extension portion has a barbed fixation means provided thereon for anchoring the extension portion into pelvic paravaginal tissue. The barbed fixation means allow bi-directional adjustment of... Agent: Coloplast A/s

20120199134 - Heel offloading apparatus: A heel offloading apparatus including a cushion sized and adapted to surround at least a dorsal side of an Achilles tendon and substantially independently supports and stabilizes an ankle. The apparatus further includes a body for positioning the cushion relative to the ankle. The apparatus is configured to elevate an... Agent:

20120199136 - Regulatable intraoral mandibular advancement device, for preventing snoring and sleep apnoea: The invention relates to a regulatable intraoral mandibular advancement device that can be used to prevent snoring and sleep apnoea. Said device comprises two splints connected by a central screw (1) inserted into a sheath (2) comprising an upper ring (3), said sheath being used as a guiding housing (4)... Agent:

20120199135 - Saliva management system with continuous flow through oral device: Systems for maintaining a vacuum in a patient's oral cavity comprises an oral device, a vacuum control system, and an assembly including first and second tubes for connecting the vacuum control system to the oral device. The oral device has an internal plenum, and a vacuum is drawn in the... Agent: Apnicure, Inc.

20120199137 - Vacuum assisted mouthpiece: A mouthpiece used for head fixation use in medical procedures. The mouthpiece incorporates a vacuum cavity above the vacuum port of the mouthpiece and a vacuum channel embedded in the mouthpiece to allow connection to a vacuum hose external to patient's mouth.... Agent:

20120199140 - Deconstricting airway devices: An intraoral airway having opposing trays with a soft lining or cushion to grip the maxillary and mandibular dental arches of a patient with a fixed relationship in such a manner as to gently open the mouth and thrust the mandibular component slightly forward thereby opening the oral cavity and... Agent:

20120199139 - Intra-oral saliva removal continuous positive air pressure device and method: There is provided an intra-oral saliva-removal device for introduction into a buccal vestibulum between teeth and inner parts of lips and cheeks in a mouth of a patient, the device comprising at least one uni-directional valve adapted to transfer fluids from a buccal side of the device to a lingual... Agent:

20120199138 - Orthodontic appliance shield: A protective shield is removably mounted over an orthodontic appliance in a user's mouth and includes an outer resilient compressible material layer joined to an inner adhesive layer. The shield is flexible for easy installation over all exposed surfaces of the orthodontic appliance; but is removable after a period of... Agent:

20120199141 - Comfortable mouth guard: A comfortable mouth guard for upper teeth of a wearer which does not interfere with ability to speak or breath is described wherein at least 70% of the lingual side of the anterior teeth are uncovered. In some embodiments soft inserts increase the thickness of the posterior portions, and in... Agent: Sport Guard Inc.

20120199142 - Mask: There is provided a mask that includes a mask body and two strings. The two strings hold the mask body at a predetermined position on the face of a wearer by being caught by both ears or the head of the wearer. Folded portions, which are adapted so as to... Agent: San-m Package Co., Ltd.

20120199143 - Push-in type of earplug with improved insertion stem: A hearing protective earplug for insertion into the human ear canal of a user where the human ear canal has sidewalls and a typical curved portion. A soft resilient body has a main body element with a front end for insertion in the human ear canal. An elongated stem has... Agent: Moldex-metric, Inc.

08/02/2012 > 18 patent applications in 15 patent subcategories. inventions list

20120192861 - Aerosol pirfenidone and pyridone analog compounds and uses thereof: Disclosed herein are formulations of pirfenidone or pyridone analog compounds for aerosolization and use of such formulations for aerosol administration of pirfenidone or pyridone analog compounds for the prevention or treatment of various fibrotic and inflammatory diseases, including disease associated with the lung, heart, kidney, liver, eye and central nervous... Agent: Genoa Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

20120192862 - Patient-controlled aerosol administration: A system and method of controlling the administration of a medical substance is disclosed. An aerosol generator is configured to aerosolize a medical substance and administer the aerosolized medical substance to a patient using a ventilator. The patient is provided with a patient control interface through which the patient initiates... Agent: Carefusion 303, Inc.

20120192863 - Humidification in breathing circuits: A method for humidifying gas in a ventilator circuit 100, 101, 102, 105, 106 comprises aerosolising a humidifying agent such as water or saline using an aerosol generator 2 and delivering the aerosolised humidifying agent to the inspiration line 101 of the ventilator circuit coupled to the respiratory system of... Agent:

20120192864 - Ultra rapid cycle portable oxygen concentrator: Lightweight, portable oxygen concentrators that operate using an ultra rapid, sub one second, adsorption cycle based on advanced molecular sieve materials are disclosed. The amount of sieve material utilized is a fraction of that used in conventional portable devices. This dramatically reduces the volume, weight, and cost of the device.... Agent: Separation Design Group LLC

20120192865 - Unit dose capsules and dry powder inhaler: Described is a dry powder inhaler comprising an intake section; a mixing section, and a mouthpiece.... Agent: Mannkind Corporation

20120192866 - Constant mass oxygen addition independent of ambient pressure: A constant mass oxygen addition device for use with a re-breathing apparatus is disclosed for use by individuals venturing into harsh environments, particularly the underwater environment, that remains unaffected by ambient pressure changes. This constant mass oxygen addition device comprises an intermediate chamber which is first pressurized with regulated pressure... Agent: Dive Cobalt Blue, LLC.

20120192867 - Patient-controlled ventilation: A method of controlling a ventilator is disclosed that includes the steps of providing a patient with a ventilator patient control interface through which a patient controls at least one control parameter of a ventilator and configuring a processor to control the ventilator in response to the ventilator patient control... Agent: Carefusion 303, Inc.

20120192868 - Gas assisted re-breathing device: A gas assisted re-breathing device is disclosed for life support of individuals venturing into harsh environments, particularly the underwater environment, which results in reduced work of breathing. Similar to prior art re-breathers, hoses connect a mouthpiece to direct the flow of breathing gas in a loop like fashion, passing in... Agent: Dive Cobalt Blue, LLC.

20120192870 - Pressure relief in a respiratory assistance system: A pressure relief device comprising a valve configured to resiliently deform in response to a predetermined pressure; and a sound dampener configured to dampen a sound generated by the valve when the valve resiliently deforms in response to said predetermined pressure.... Agent:

20120192869 - Respiratory apparatus: Provided herein is a respiratory apparatus comprising a means for conducting breathable gasses directly to the trachea of a patient, via a tracheotomy or via a tube through the mouth to the trachea, and a means suitable for supplying the breathable gasses, under pressure, thereto and means for exhausting gases... Agent:

20120192871 - Female condom: A female condom having a highly elastic resilient pouch portion is able to stretch from an original contracted configuration into an elongated configuration and then return to the original contracted configuration. The pouch may be fashioned with regular convolutions that act in a spring-like manner for biasing the condom into... Agent:

20120192872 - Reversible tubal contraceptive device: Described are apparatus and methods for preventing sperm passage through a reproductive structure of a patient, and also for subsequently reversing the preventative measure in order to restore fertility to the patient. In some embodiments, the apparatus includes an elongate member arranged to form a frame having a distal and... Agent: Artventive Medical Group, Inc.

20120192873 - Umbilical cord tab: The present invention relates to a device and method for cleaning an infant's navel and umbilical cord stump. In particular, the present invention provides a device that eliminates the need for a user to physically hold the umbilical cord stump and allows trapped dirt and moisture to be accessed and... Agent:

20120192874 - Obstructive sleep apnea treatment devices, systems and methods: Devices, systems and methods of neurostimulation for treating obstructive sleep apnea. The system is adapted to send an electrical signal from an implanted neurostimulator through a stimulation lead to a patient's nerve at an appropriate phase of the respiratory cycle based on input from a respiration sensing lead. External components... Agent: Apnex Medical, Inc.

20120192875 - Mouthguard with hologram: An athlete's mouthguard containing at least one hologram that has been selected for an ability to project or convey various attributes such as wellness, strength, flexibility, focus, endurance, and balance, or other traits to otherwise stabilize and harmonize the user's body. The hologram need not contain a recognizable team insignia... Agent:

20120192876 - Mask: A mask is provided that can inactivate viruses adhering thereto even in the presence of lipids and proteins regardless of whether or not the viruses have an envelope. The mask can inactivate viruses adhering thereto and includes a mask body provided with a member used when the mask is worn... Agent:

20120192877 - Handwich mitt: A dual cushion restraint mitt comprising a first cushion positioned above a hand of a user; a second cushion attached to the first cushion at a seam, where the second cushion rests beneath the hand; a portion of netting fastened to the first cushion and attached at the seam, wherein... Agent:

20120192878 - Methods of diagnosing and monitoring rejection mediated by antibodies: An intracellular cytokine flow cytometry (CFC) assay was developed to measure CD3− (non-T) cell response to allo-Ags expressed on peripheral blood mononuclear cells (allo-CFC-PBMC) and/or endothelial cells (allo-CFC-EC) by detecting intracellular gamma-interferon (IFNY) production. The assay can be used to determine a likelihood of antibody mediated rejection in an individual.... Agent: Cedars-sinai Medical Center

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