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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 > 73 patent applications in 59 patent subcategories. inventions list

20120220914 - Shrouded sensor clip assembly and blood chamber for an optical blood monitoring system: An optical blood monitoring system includes a sensor clip assembly and a blood chamber. The blood chamber has an internal flow cavity for extracorporeal blood flow and viewing lenses to enable the sensor clip assembly to monitor the blood when it is mounted on the blood chamber. The sensor clip... Agent: Hema Metrics, LLC

20120220915 - Systems and methods for single needle continuous plasma processing: Certain examples describe systems and methods for increasing plasma extracted from donor blood. An example method includes receiving blood extracted from a donor connected to a blood collection machine. The example method includes filtering the blood using a filtration device to remove at least a portion of plasma included in... Agent:

20120220916 - Apparatus for making extracorporeal blood circulation available: The present invention relates to an apparatus for making extracorporeal blood circulation available, in particular a heart-lung machine, comprising a venous connection and an arterial connection, between which a blood reservoir, a blood pump and a bubble detector for the detection of air bubbles are provided, with, downstream of the... Agent:

20120220917 - Ocular implant with hydrogel expansion capabilities: An ocular implant includes an elongate member having an internal lumen forming a flow pathway that provides a fluid pathway between the anterior chamber and the suprachoroidal space of the eye. The implant includes a hydrogel member attached to the elongate member, wherein the hydrogel member is adapted to expand... Agent:

20120220918 - Dilator and assembly comprising such a dilator: A dilator including a body having at least a proximal provided with a proximal end area by which can be introduced a tampon, and a distal section intended to be introduced into the vaginal wall of a user, the distal section being shaped so that it can switch from an... Agent: Be Easy Ip

20120220919 - Personal care devices including moisture-activated compositions: The present disclosure is directed to alleviating the uncomfortable and unpleasant sensations that may accompany insertion and removal of personal care devices. Specifically, the present disclosure is directed to a personal care device that includes a moisture-activated composition that becomes lubricious only upon contact with moisture, such as from mucosal... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc.

20120220921 - Immunologically modified carbon nanotubes for cancer treatment: A method for constructing a compound of immunologically modified nanotubes and method for using the compound to deliver immunoadjuvants to tumor cells and to produce targeted, synergistic photophysical and immunological reactions for cancer treatment. To prepare the immunologically modified nanotubes, carbon nanotubes are dissolved in a solution of glycated chitosan,... Agent:

20120220923 - Iontophoresis methods: A method of anesthetizing a tympanic membrane of an ear of a patient using iontophoresis is disclosed. The method involves delivering an anesthetizing drug solution to an ear canal of the patient's ear, wherein the drug solution includes an anesthetic and a buffer, and wherein the drug solution has a... Agent: Acclarent, Inc.

20120220920 - Method of stimulating hair growth: A method of stimulating growth of a hair shaft from a hair follicle on a scalp of a human includes supplying a hair growth system. The hair growth system includes a vitamin complex ingestible by the human, a cleansing agent suitable for washing the scalp at least once every 48... Agent: Renew Hair & Skin Center, LLC

20120220922 - Photolabile compounds: The present invention describes Photolabile Compounds methods for use of the compounds. The Photolabile Compounds have a photoreleasable ligand, which can be biologically active, and which is photoreleased from the compound upon exposure to light. In some embodiments, the Photolabile Compounds comprise a light antenna, such as a labeling molecule... Agent: The Trustees Of Columbia University In The City Of New York

20120220924 - Reduced-pressure treatment systems and methods employing debridement mechanisms: Reduced-pressure treatment systems and methods are disclosed that employ debridement mechanisms to remove unwanted tissue. In one instance, a reduced-pressure treatment system for treating a tissue site on a patient includes a manifold member for distributing reduced pressure to the tissue site, a support member for disposing proximate the tissue... Agent:

20120220925 - Reduced-pressure treatment systems and methods employing debridement mechanisms: Reduced-pressure treatment systems and methods are disclosed that employ debridement mechanisms to remove unwanted tissue. In one instance, a reduced-pressure treatment system for treating a tissue site on a patient includes a manifold member for distributing reduced pressure to the tissue site, a support member for disposing proximate the tissue... Agent:

20120220926 - Method and device to treat kidney disease: The invention relates to a method and device for dialysis and or bulk fluid removal by generating a fibrosis chamber within a body cavity and performing dialysis or bulk fluid removal. An implantable medical device is described having a fibrosis chamber and a pump. A dialysis chamber and an optional... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20120220927 - Peritoneal dialysis connection system and method for using ultraviolet light emitting diodes: Peritoneal dialysis systems are provided by the present disclosure. In a general embodiment, a peritoneal dialysis system includes a cycler, a disposable cassette operable with the cycler, a supply bag connected to the disposable cassette, a supply connector, a supply line extending from the disposable cassette, a patient connector in... Agent: Baxter International Inc.

20120220928 - System for providing blood glucose measurements to an infusion device: An infusion system includes a characteristic determining device and an infusion device. The characteristic determining device includes a receptacle for receiving and testing an analyte from the user to determine a concentration of the analyte in the user. The characteristic determining device also includes a communication system for transmitting a... Agent: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.

20120220929 - Injection arrangement: The invention relates to a pump unit (1), replaceably attachable to a reusable backend (6) of an injection arrangement (7) for delivering a liquid medicament, the pump unit (1) comprising a medicament inlet (1.1), a medicament outlet (1.2) and a pump (2) for delivering the liquid medicament from the inlet... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deustchland Gmbh

20120220930 - Seal structures for wet/dry automatic injectors: An automatic injection device including a housing, a chamber with a first compartment and a second compartment, and a seal structure between the compartments. The seal structure is initially in a sealing condition that seals the first compartment from the second compartment, where the seal includes a plug and an... Agent: Meridian Medical Technologies, Inc.

20120220931 - Remotely controlled catheter insertion system: A remotely controlled insertion system for a medical device is described. The system comprises a robotic device and a remote control mechanism. The robotic device has a handle controller to receive and hold the control handle or proximal end of a medical device. The medical device is capable of moving... Agent: Catheter Robotics Inc.

20120220932 - Medical device employing liquid crystal block copolymers and method of making the same: A medical device, at least a portion of which is formed from a polymer composition including at least one liquid crystal block copolymer having at least one A block and at least one B block wherein the A block is formed of mesogenic repeat units and the B block is... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20120220933 - Therapeutic delivery devices, systems, and methods for multiple sclerosis, deep vein thrombosis, and pulmonary embolism: Methods and devices are disclosed that, in various embodiments and permutations and combinations of inventions, diagnose and treat Multiple Sclerosis, Deep Vein Thrombosis, and/or Pulmonary Embolism or symptoms associated with these maladies. In one series of embodiments, the invention consists of methods and devices for identifying patients whose Multiple Sclerosis,... Agent: Volcano Corporation

20120220934 - Implant and method for manufacturing same: An implant having a preferably hollow cylindrical main structure comprising a large number of continuous openings and a coating which releases at least one pharmaceutically active substance. To attain a better distribution of the pharmaceutically active substance, at least 20% of the cross-sectional area, preferably at least 50% of the... Agent: Biotronik Ag

20120220935 - Balloon catheter with improved pushability: Rapid exchange angioplasty catheters and methods of constructing rapid exchange angioplasty catheters including features that provide good pushability and kink resistance. In an illustrative embodiment, a catheter is provided, the illustrative catheter including a proximal hypotube section, which connects to a more distal braided catheter section. The braided catheter section... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20120220936 - Data storage for an infusion pump system: A pump system can include a pump device and a controller device removably attachable to the pump device. The controller device can be reusable, and one or more pump devices can be disconnected and reconnected to the controller device. As such, some pump usage data can be conveniently stored in... Agent: Asante Solutions, Inc.

20120220937 - Dialysis cassettes and related systems and methods: A method that includes conveying overheated dialysate through a cassette in a manner to reduce the temperature of the overheated dialysate, and a dialysis system including a control unit configured to cause overheated dialysate to be conveyed through a cassette in a manner to reduce the temperature of the overheated... Agent: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland Gmbh

20120220938 - Intravenous fluid heater: A compact and highly efficient intravenous fluid heater includes a heat exchanger assembly, sensors for sensing respective temperatures of entering and exiting fluids of the flow path, a controller for controlling the heat generated by the heat exchanger assembly, based upon the temperatures of the exiting fluids, heating of the... Agent: North American Rescue, LLC

20120220939 - Method and device for improving glycemic control based on residual insulin: Disclosed are systems, devices, and methods, including a system that includes a processor-based device implementing at least a residual insulin (RI) determination unit configured to determine a residual insulin in the patient's body at a particular time instance based on bolus doses previously delivered to the body of the patient,... Agent: Medingo Ltd.

20120220940 - Method and system for manual and autonomous control of an infusion pump: A method and system for both autonomous and manual control of an infusion pump for delivering medication to a patient is provided.... Agent: Asante Solutions, Inc.

20120220941 - Drive mechanism for an injection device and an injection device with such a drive mechanism: A drive mechanism for an injection device in which a piston is successively moved in a first axial direction in relation to a medicament cartridge containing a medicament selectively to drive a bung closing a first end of the medicament cartridge into the medicament cartridge to expel medicament through a... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20120220943 - Needle device: An inner hub (9) with a needle attached to a tip thereof is housed in a cylindrical body (2). The inner hub (9) includes a through-hole (22) penetrating the inner hub (9) in a radial direction of the inner hub (9), and a recessed portion (23a) formed in an outer... Agent: Jms Co., Ltd.

20120220944 - Cannula device: A vascular access device (100) suitable for evacuating air from a blood vessel having a vessel wall comprising a cannula (105) for insertion into the blood vessel; wherein an anchoring organ (101) having a first end (102) and a second end (112), the first end (102) of the anchoring organ... Agent: Lavin Ab

20120220942 - Medical component insertion device including a retractable needle: An insertion device for use in assisting with the placement of a medical device within the body of a patient is disclosed. For example, the insertion device can be employed to assist with the placement of an introducer, which provides a conduit for insertion of a catheter into the body.... Agent: C. R. Bard, Inc.

20120220945 - Infusion kit with a retractable needle: Infusion kit includes: a butterfly needle having a stiff rod-shaped body, at least a pair of coplanar wings laterally and outwardly extending therefrom; a cavity for receiving a slide, supporting a sliding needle from which an element projects and engages a straight groove along the body; the element being longer... Agent:

20120220946 - Gastrostomy tube extension device: A gastrostomy tube extension device which can facilitate the insertion or removal operation in and from the patient, and increase the simplicity of manufacture. A gastrostomy tube extension device for inserting or taking out the gastrostomy tube into/from the patient includes a rod, a fixing member, and an engaging member.... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20120220947 - Intravenous securement device with adhesively interconnected anchoring component and permeable adhesive strip: A catheter anchoring assembly includes a permeable adhesive strip, a platform for securing the catheter, and a flowable adhesive layer. The flowable adhesive layer adhesively secures the platform to the adhesive strip. The flowable adhesive is applied to one side of the strip with a skin-contacting adhesive on the opposite... Agent: Venetec International, Inc.

20120220948 - Ergonomic syringe: The present embodiments relate to devices and methods for injection. More specifically, the devices and methods provide an ergonomic aspect. In some embodiments, the devices and methods are especially useful in the administration of low volumes of dermal fillers to a subject.... Agent: Ipsyrng Capital Development, LLC

20120220949 - Medicated module with integral flow distribution system: A medicated module for an injection system to co-deliver at least two medicaments is disclosed where a primary delivery device containing a primary medicament accepts a medicated module containing a single dose of a secondary medicament contained within a capsule having an integral flow distributor/distribution system and where both medicaments... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20120220950 - Syringe assembly with plunger having a secondary dispensing reservoir: A method of supplying a flush/lock solution to a catheter assembly is disclosed which includes the steps of securing a distal end of a syringe assembly to the catheter assembly, advancing a plunger rod of the syringe assembly within a body of the syringe assembly until the plunger bottoms out... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20120220951 - Combined container-syringe: A container-cum-syringe including a safety device, a coil spring which biases the safety device forward, first holding means for causing the safety device to be in a fastened state at a retreated position against the biasing of the coil spring, fastening releasing means which is provided slidably along a radial... Agent: Arte Corporation

20120220952 - Ampoule with a seal in two compression states: Ampoules for dispensing flowable substances and metering systems incorporating the same are described herein. An ampoule for a flowable substance includes an ampoule body comprising an interior space for receiving the flowable substance and an inner circumferential surface having a guide region and a sealing region. A piston may be... Agent: Roche Diagnostics International Ag

20120220953 - Medicament delivery device: Medicament delivery device comprising relatively movable housing parts, a medicament container,a proximal plunger rod part and distal plunger rod part in threaded engagement with each other, wherein said proximal plunger rod part is movably arranged in relation to said housing part sand in contact with a stopper of said medicament... Agent: Shl Group Ab

20120220954 - Autoinjector: An autoinjector includes a housing (10) to receive a syringe (14), and a drive mechanism including first and second springs (30, 32) operating in tandem via an intermediate member (34), on a plunger (42). The plunger is retained in a locked position by a trigger. Release of the trigger causes... Agent: Owen Mumford Limited

20120220955 - Apparatus and method for preventing aperture re-knitting: A cap for preventing re-knitting of an aperture within a proximal seal of a medical valve includes a body portion, a securing portion, and an interacting portion. The securing portion removably secures the cap to the inlet of the medical valve. The interacting portion interacts with the aperture to prevent... Agent: Np Medical Inc.

20120220956 - Needle guard: A needle guard assembly having a resilient arm extending from a base situated to slide along the shaft of a needle. In one implementation the needle guard has an elongate containment member that rides with the resilient arm and is co-operable with the resilient arm to effectuate a covering of... Agent: Injectimed, Inc.

20120220957 - Needle guard with resilient spring surrounding tip shield: A needle guard assembly having a resilient arm extending from a base situated to slide along the shaft of a needle, In one implementation the needle guard has an elongate containment member that rides with the resilient arm and is co-operable with the resilient arm to effectuate a covering of... Agent: Injectimed, Inc.

20120220959 - Spreading implement: This invention relates to an implement 1 for applying a volume of liquid to a treatment surface. The implement includes a support means 3 onto which is mounted a receptacle 2, the receptacle defining a reservoir space 4 which receives the liquid. The receptacle includes a wall 6 having a... Agent: Acrux Dds Pty Ltd

20120220958 - Vascular access preservation in hemodialysis patients: The present invention relates generally to the field of hemodialysis, including methods and kits that can be employed to improve hemodialysis therapy. The present invention encompasses methods and kits useful for reducing vascular access complications associated with hemodialysis therapy and prolonging the period of time for which a vascular access... Agent: Marine Polymer Technologies, Inc.

20120220960 - Self-contained cryothetrapy and suction system: A method for treating wounds, comprised of the application of reduced pressure to a wound site and alteration of the temperature over said wound. A system for wound healing, comprising: a substantial impermeable drape sized to cover and enclose the wound creating a reservoir and adapted to maintain reduced pressure... Agent:

20120220961 - Ophthalmic solutions: An ophthalmic solution comprising a hydrogen peroxide source in an amount sufficient to result in between about 0.001% and about 0.01% by weight stabilized hydrogen peroxide in said formulation as a preservative, one or more ocularly-compatible hydrogen peroxide stabilizers, hydroxypropylmethylcellulose and sodium carboxymethylcellulose, as well as pharmaceutical compositions comprising such... Agent:

20120220962 - Transdermal and topical administration of vitamins using basic permeation enhancers: Methods are provided for enhancing the permeability of skin or mucosal tissue to topical or transdermal application of pharmacologically or cosmeceutically active agents. The methods entail the use of a base in order to increase the flux of the active agent through a body surface while minimizing the organic base.... Agent: Technology Recovery Systems, LLC

20120220963 - Abdominal wound dressing: An abdominal wound dressing and methods of use are described that enable the application of negative pressure to the wound site in a healing manner while also limiting the formation of adhesions that would prevent the removal of the dressing. The dressing comprises a layer of porous foam material enclosed... Agent:

20120220964 - Dressing assemblies for wound treatment using reduced pressure: A dressing assembly for use with a reduced pressure treatment system, the dressing assembly develops a directed force under reduced pressure. The directed force may be a radial force or a closing force. The dressing assembly includes a shaped dressing bolster having a shaped extremity that is operable to evenly... Agent:

20120220965 - Ostomy device: A convex ostomy device, including i) a moldable pressure-sensitive thin center region covered on both sides with an adhesive; and ii) a thick region outside of and thicker than the center region, covered on both sides with the adhesive.... Agent: Euromed Inc.

20120220966 - Two-piece ostomy device with guiding aid for coupling: The invention relates to a two-piece ostomy device comprising a base plate for adhering to the skin surrounding a stoma and a releasable collecting bag for collecting output from said stoma. The base plate is releasably connectable to the collecting bag via a first annular flange arranged on the base... Agent: Coloplast A/s

20120220967 - Two-piece ostomy device with guiding aid for coupling: The invention relates to a two-piece ostomy device comprising a base plate for adhering to the skin surrounding a stoma and a releasable collecting bag for collecting output from said stoma. The base plate is releasably connectable to the collecting bag via a first annular flange arranged on the base... Agent: Coloplast A/s

20120220968 - Alkali neutralizing acquisition and distribution structures for use in personal care articles: Disclosed herein are nonwoven fibrous structures for use as body fluid acquisition/distribution elements in personal care products. Such structures comprise natural and/or synthetic fibers wherein the fibers have been consolidated by application thereto, and by cross-linking of, a certain type of cross-linkable, vinyl acetate-ethylene (VAE) emulsion copolymer latex binder. The... Agent: Celanese International Corporation

20120220969 - Health monitoring apparatus and method: A health monitoring apparatus for determining whether or not a diaper wearer has excreted based on spectrum information detected from an acoustic signal generated from the diaper, and monitoring the diaper wearer's physical condition according to the characteristics of the body wastes through color pattern-based image processing, and a health... Agent:

20120220970 - Tampons including mositure-activated compositions: The present disclosure is directed to alleviating the uncomfortable and unpleasant sensations that may accompany insertion and removal of personal care devices. Specifically, the present disclosure is directed to a personal care device that includes a moisture-activated composition that becomes lubricious only upon contact with moisture, such as from mucosal... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc.

20120220971 - Absorbent article: A compression region 50 includes a low compression region 53, in a plan view from a side of a skin contact portion. A density of the low compression region 53 is higher than that of a non-compression region 30a of absorbent article 1. The low compression region 53 is provided... Agent: Unicharm Corporation

20120220972 - Absorbent article: An absorbent article adapted to accelerate an absorption rate of the absorbent member, to enlarge an absorption area in the absorbent member and to improve an absorption capacity of the absorbent member. A urine absorption pad includes a topsheet, a backsheet, a first layer element and a second layer element.... Agent: Uni-charm Corporation

20120220973 - Adhesive bandage: Adhesive bandages having a backing layer with first and second opposing surfaces, and an absorbent pad associated with the backing layer, the absorbent pad including a first surface that faces the second surface of the backing layer and an opposing second surface having a plurality of tufted regions surrounded and... Agent:

20120220974 - Adhesive bandage: Adhesive bandages having a backing layer with first and second opposing surfaces, an adhesive layer applied to the second surface of the backing layer and an absorbent pad associated with the backing layer, the absorbent pad including a first surface that faces the second surface of the backing layer and... Agent:

20120220975 - Adhesive bandage: Adhesive bandages having a backing layer with first and second opposing surfaces, an adhesive layer applied to the second surface of the backing layer and an absorbent pad associated with the backing layer, the absorbent pad including a first surface that faces the second surface of the backing layer and... Agent:

20120220976 - Absorbent washable boxer shorts: An absorbent undergarment for men comprising: a waistband; two openings for the legs of the user; a slit in a front portion of the undergarment; and an absorbent pad on the inner surface of the rear portion of the undergarment. The pad is permanently stinted on the inner surface of... Agent:

20120220977 - Methods of venting a vial adapter with aerosol retention: A method for retaining aerosols when accessing a sealed vial is disclosed. The method includes the steps of piercing the vial seal with a sharp cannula having a medicament lumen and a vent lumen, introducing a liquid through the medicament lumen into the vial, and conducting gas out of the... Agent: Carefusion 303, Inc.

20120220978 - Fluid transfer devices with sealing arrangement: The present invention is directed toward fluid transfer devices including a vial adapter having a top wall and a cannula with a cannula tip, and an elastic O-ring like sealing element sealingly encircling the cannula and initially disposed towards the cannula tip and spaced apart from the top wall, the... Agent: Medimop Medical Projects Ltd.

20120220979 - Integrated delivery device for continuous glucose sensor: Systems and methods for integrating a continuous glucose sensor, including a receiver, a medicament delivery device, and optionally a single point glucose monitor are provided. Manual integrations provide for a physical association between the devices wherein a user (for example, patient or doctor) manually selects the amount, type, and/or time... Agent: Dexcom, Inc.

20120220981 - Transcutaneous multimodal delivery system (tmds): A transcutaneous multimodal delivery device for drug delivery and the methods of making and using the same are provided.... Agent: The Regents Of The University Of California

20120220980 - Transdermal patch containing microneedles: A transdermal patch that can easily deliver a controlled volume of a fluidic drug compound to the skin is provided. More particularly, the patch contains a microneedle assembly that is configured to be placed in fluid communication with a drug delivery assembly. The microneedle assembly contains a support and a... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc.

20120220982 - Multiple sclerosis therapeutic methods using therapeutic delivery devices and systems: Methods and devices are disclosed that, in various embodiments and permutations and combinations of inventions, diagnose and treat Multiple Sclerosis or associated symptoms. In one series of embodiments, the invention consists of methods and devices for identifying patients whose Multiple Sclerosis or associated symptoms are caused or exacerbated, at least... Agent: Volcano Corporation

20120220983 - External loop for exchanging catheters and delivery devices over exchange length wires during catheter based procedures: A method and device for exchanging catheters and microcatheters over exchange length wires is disclosed. The device consists of a hollow tube in a loop configuration attached to a base in which the extracorporeal segment of an exchange-length guidewire is inserted. The superior aspect of the tubular loop has a... Agent:

20120220984 - Catheter connection systems: A catheter connector system, including a catheter hub and a coupling member. The catheter hub includes a cannula portion connected to a housing portion and a distal interface including a tapered seal post fixed to the housing portion, a deformable sealing element surrounding the tapered seal post, and a retention... Agent: C. R. Bard, Inc.

20120220985 - Modular, reduced-pressure, wound-closure systems and methods: A modular, reduced-pressure, wound-closure system for providing a closing force on a surface would includes a flexible strap operable to be formed into a closed loop inbound and around the surface wound and a plurality of modular closing members coupled to the flexible strap. A reduced-pressure source is fluidly coupled... Agent:

20120220986 - Devices and methods for intraoral controlled drug release: Embodiments of the invention disclose a system for controlled oral drug delivery. The system comprising a removable device comprising a drug to be delivered, wherein the drug is delivered based on osmotic pressure generated in the removable device. Further, the system comprises a receptacle to hold the removable device in... Agent: Hahn-schickard-gesellschaft Fuer Angewandte Forschung E.v.

  
08/23/2012 > 56 patent applications in 47 patent subcategories. inventions list

20120215150 - Treatment of pre-eclampsia using targeted apheresis: This invention uses “targeted apheresis” to treat pregnant women who are at risk of developing eclampsia. “Targeted Apheresis” is a process whereby certain growth factor receptors (sFlt-1) circulating in the blood of a pregnant woman at risk of developing pre-eclampsia are selectively removed by passing the blood through a cartridge... Agent:

20120215151 - Access disconnection systems using conductive contacts: An extracorporeal blood machine includes a blood circuit; an access device enabling the blood circuit to be connected to a patient; first and second coupling devices for connecting to first and second tubes of the circuit; first and second electrodes held by the first and second coupling devices to contact... Agent: Baxter International Inc.

20120215152 - Bariatric sleeve: Method and apparatus for limiting absorption of food products in specific parts of the digestive system is presented. A gastrointestinal implant device is anchored in the stomach and extends beyond the ligament of Treitz. All food exiting the stomach is funneled through the device. The gastrointestinal device includes an anchor... Agent: Gi Dynamics, Inc.

20120215153 - Tube device for insertion into lacrimal passage: A tube device for insertion into a lacrimal passage, optimized according to the structure of a lacrimal passage and capable of being operated without impairing the functional effect of a lacrimal passage endoscope. A tube device for insertion into a lacrimal passage comprises a pair of tubes to be placed... Agent:

20120215155 - Controlled cross-linking initiation and corneal topography feedback systems for directing cross-linking: Devices and approaches for activating cross-linking within corneal tissue to stabilize and strengthen the corneal tissue following an eye therapy treatment. A feedback system is provided to acquire measurements and pass feedback information to a controller. The feedback system may include an interferometer system, a corneal polarimetry system, or other... Agent: Avedro Inc.

20120215156 - Selective resonance of bodily agents: Chemical compositions may be selectively or preferentially excited by the application of scores comprising a series of energy inputs.... Agent: Searete LLC

20120215154 - Synthesis of 2-(4-aminophenyl) benzothiazole derivatives and use thereof: The present invention also provides a photodynamic therapy to a patient having at least one tumor comprising the steps of: administering a compound of formula 6 (wherein R1 and R2 are defined as the above) in a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier to the patient; waiting for a sufficient time to allow... Agent: Kaohsiung Medical University

20120215157 - Device, methods, and control for sonic guidance of molecules and other material utilizing time-reversal acoustics: The present invention provides for a method of controlling mass movement of fluid material within a field of interest comprising using time reversal acoustic focusing. The time reversal acoustic focusing can be is used for simultaneous spatial and temporal focusing of acoustic energy to control the duration of localization and/or... Agent: The Regents Of The University Of California

20120215158 - Endoscopic caps for ionized plasma confinement, shaping and control of therapeutic purposes: The subject invention concerns caps that fit on the end of an endoscope. Endoscopic caps of the invention can provide for the control and shaping of an ionized inert gas plasma for purposes of efficiently and precisely burning and removing tissue layers. The device can be used in the treatment... Agent: H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, Inc.

20120215159 - Drain and fill logic for automated peritoneal dialysis: 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.

20120215160 - Ophthalmic surgical systems having intraocular pressure stabilizing apparatus: An ophthalmic surgical apparatus for use with an eye including a tube adapted to be in fluid communication with the eye, a pressure sensor adapted to measure an intraocular pressure value of the eye, a fluid reservoir comprising a moveable wall, the fluid reservoir adapted to be in fluid communication... Agent:

20120215161 - Splittable multiple catheter assembly: A multiple catheter assembly including first and second catheters. The first catheter includes a first catheter outer surface defining a first lumen, a first distal end terminating in a first distal tip, and a first transition region. The second catheter includes a second catheter outer surface defining a second lumen,... Agent: Medical Components, Inc.

20120215162 - Injection device comprising an optical sensor: The present invention relates to an injection device comprising an optically-based sensor for determining the position or setting of a dose setting member arranged to set a dose to be injected from the injection device. In particular, the present invention relates to an injection device comprising a rotatably mounted member... Agent: Novo Nordisk A/s

20120215163 - Sensing systems and methods: A fluidic media detection system for detecting a presence of fluidic media includes a first housing portion adapted to be carried by a user; a second housing portion configured to be selectively operatively engaged with and disengaged from the first housing portion, the second housing portion for supporting a reservoir... Agent: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.

20120215164 - Torqueable and deflectable medical device shaft: A medical device shaft for connection with a handle and for insertion within a body includes an elongated, deflectable shaft having a proximal shaft portion, an intermediate shaft portion, and a distal shaft portion. The elongated, deflectable shaft includes a transition in stiffness from the proximal shaft portion to the... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20120215165 - New method to make tube-in-tube balloon: A tube-in-tube assembled parison for preparation of an elongated medical device. The parison if formed by assembling in tube-in-tube fashion a first tube of orientable polymer material and a second tube formed of orientable polymer material disposed around the first tube, with an adhesive tie layer disposed between the first... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20120215166 - Balloon catheter with metal shaft: A balloon catheter has an elongated flexible shaft made of a metal and at least one inflatable balloon mounted on a distal end area of the flexible shaft. A wall of the shaft providing the mechanical properties for flexibility and pushability is entirely made of metal, the wall has a... Agent:

20120215167 - Balloon catheter with elastic segment: The present invention relates to a catheter comprising an outer tube; an inner tube; and a balloon fixed at its proximal sleeve to the outer tube and at its distal sleeve to the inner tube, wherein the inner tube comprises an elastic segment.... Agent: Abbott Laboratories Vascular Enterprises Limited

20120215168 - Control valve for a medical suction device, and medical suction device: In a control valve (3) for a medical suction device (1), it is provided that a coupling location (4) of the control valve (3) is includes a guide (8) which, when the control valve (3) is being plugged or fitted into a coupling seat (5) of the medical suction device... Agent: Scholly Fiberoptic Gmbh

20120215169 - Methods and apparatuses for detecting occlusions in an ambulatory infusion pump: An improved pump, reservoir and reservoir piston are provided for controlled delivery of fluids. A motor is operably coupled to a drive member, such as a drive screw, which is adapted to advance a plunger slide in response to operation of the motor. The plunger slide is removably coupled to... Agent: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.

20120215170 - Anti-bolus control method and corresponding device: For controlling the movement of the push device of a pump of the syringe driver-type, the pump comprising a casing (100), a syringe cradle (200) for a syringe (400), a push device (300) mobile relative to the casing (100) and capable of being driven in rotation parallel to the longitudinal... Agent: Fresenius Vial Sas

20120215171 - Introducer and deployment handle for splittable sheath: An introducer assembly is provided with a handle assembly (10) which enables automatic retraction and splitting of a sheath (12) of the assembly. The handle includes a drum (22) onto which the sheath (12) can be wound, as well as a cutting blade (30) and a locking assembly (34). The... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20120215172 - Intravascular needle and catheter assembly: An intravascular needle and catheter arrangement that ensures flashback is indicated after the catheter is safely inserted through the needle puncture in the vascular wall and emplaced into the vessel. This placement location, at which flashback first occurs is sufficient to begin threading the catheter without risk of over-insertion or... Agent: Dartmouth-hitchcock Clinic

20120215173 - Venipuncture base plate assembly and method of using same: A venipuncture base plate assembly includes an adapter and a patient interface platform. The adapter has a substantially flat retention clip and a platform coupled to the retention clip with two or more posts mounted on it. The patient interface platform includes a base pad having a bottom surface coated... Agent: Venetec International, Inc.

20120215174 - Introducer sheath with thin-walled shaft and improved means for attachment to the skin: An introducer sheath for placement into the vascular system of a human subject. The introducer sheath has a tubular shaft, a side arm, and a hemostasis valve with an integrated attachment mechanism for attaching and detaching a proximal end of the introducer sheath to and from the skin of the... Agent: Fischell Innovations, LLC

20120215175 - Manual basal bolus drug delivery device: A fully manually powered infusion device provides both basal and bolus delivery of a liquid medicament to a patient. In some embodiments, the device includes a main reservoir that supplies the liquid medicament, an outlet port that delivers the liquid medicament to the patient, a basal dispenser that delivers a... Agent: Calibra Medical, Inc.

20120215176 - Drive mechanisms suitable for use in drug delivery devices: The present disclosure is directed to a dose setting mechanism that may be used with a drug delivery device. The dose setting mechanism may include an inner body having a helical thread along an outer cylindrical surface of the inner body, and a drive sleeve for driving a piston rod... Agent: Dca Design International Ltd.

20120215177 - Pressure vented fluid reservoir for a fluid infusion device: Disclosed herein is a fluid infusion device of the type that delivers medication fluid to the body of a patient. The device includes or cooperates with a fluid reservoir, and the device has a sealing assembly to receive and form a fluid seal with the fluid reservoir. A retractable sealing... Agent: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.

20120215179 - Fluid reservoir having a fluid delivery needle for a fluid infusion device: Disclosed herein is a fluid infusion device of the type that delivers medication fluid to the body of a patient. The device includes or cooperates with a fluid reservoir, and the device has a sealing assembly to receive and form a fluid seal with the fluid reservoir. A retractable sealing... Agent: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.

20120215178 - Pressure vented fluid reservoir having a movable septum: Disclosed herein is a fluid infusion device of the type that delivers medication fluid to the body of a patient. The device includes or cooperates with a fluid reservoir, and the device has a sealing assembly to receive and form a fluid seal with the fluid reservoir. A retractable sealing... Agent: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.

20120215180 - Fluid infusion device and related sealing assembly for a needleless fluid reservoir: Disclosed herein is a fluid infusion device of the type that delivers medication fluid to the body of a patient. The device includes or cooperates with a fluid reservoir, and the device has a sealing assembly to receive and form a fluid seal with the fluid reservoir. A retractable sealing... Agent: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.

20120215181 - Infusion flow regulator, infusion flow regulating set, and infusion flow regulating method: Disclosed is an infusion flow regulator, in which a reference point is set within a manipulating range of a manipulation unit for regulating a flow rate in the infusion flow regulator, so that a manipulating point of the manipulation unit can be tuned with reference to the ratio of a... Agent:

20120215182 - Closed male luer device for use with needleless access devices: A medical connector is described which is formed by a body having an inlet port, an outlet port through a male luer portion of the body, and a fluid path between the inlet port and the at least one outlet ports. A retractable post extends through the fluid path in... Agent: Carefusion 303, Inc.

20120215183 - Fluid infusion device having a sealing assembly for a fluid reservoir: Disclosed herein is a fluid infusion device of the type that delivers medication fluid to the body of a patient. The device includes or cooperates with a fluid reservoir, and the device has a sealing assembly to receive and form a fluid seal with the fluid reservoir. A retractable sealing... Agent: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.

20120215184 - Cylindrical ocular inserts: Ocular inserts including a cylindrical body, a lumen and a hydrophilic polymer and strips thereof are suitable for contact with an eye of a subject suffering from an eye disorder. While in contact with an eye, the ocular inserts may be used for releasing various agents, including pharmaceutically active agents,... Agent: Valeant International (barbados) Srl

20120215186 - Dermal delivery device: A transdermal drug delivery device is disclosed. Over an extended wear period, the device causes cumulative moderate irritation plus significant irritation of less than 5% and/or achieves a meaningful degree of detachment over a seven day period of less than 20%.... Agent:

20120215185 - Transdermal delivery system for the administration of rotigotine: t

20120215187 - One-piece suction canister liner: A suction canister liner including a one-piece liner having a generally cylindrical shape with an open end, a closed end, a sidewall connecting the open end to the closed end, and a rim extending outward generally perpendicular to the sidewall at the open end. An inner surface of the sidewall... Agent: Fina Technology, Inc.

20120215188 - Flow control and collection device: A flow control and collection system includes a flow control device having a tubular member in which an inflatable balloon is positioned about the circumference of the interior side wall for closing the passageway to movement of matter and liquid when the balloon is expanded and allowing flow when the... Agent: International Medical Technology

20120215189 - Sperm collector with squeezing function: The present invention is a sperm collector with squeezing function. It includes a soft rubber body provided with a penis insertion passage and a container body provided with at least a top end cover and receives the soft rubber body. When the top end cover and the container body are... Agent: Lover Health Science And Technology Co., Ltd.

20120215190 - Paper diaper: Provided is a paper diaper which is safe to a wearer thereof and also has additional values of, for example, developing a plurality of colors and providing a practical effect of instantaneously detecting that the wearer has urinated, or the like. In a paper diaper 11 including a back sheet... Agent:

20120215191 - Disposable wearing article: A disposable wearing article including a buttocks-covering section having tensile force sufficient to prevent this section from lifting and/or quirking during use of the wearing article and being free from anxiety that the buttocks-covering section might irritate the wearer's skin even if this section comes in contact with the wearer's... Agent: Uni-charm Corporation

20120215192 - Removal of colored substances from aqueous liquids: The use of a decolorizing composition for removing colored substances from aqueous fluids (e.g., colored pigments, blood-containing fluids, etc.) is provided. The decolorizing composition contains one or more inorganic salts. In one embodiment, for example, the composition contains a mixture of sodium sulfate (Na2SO4) and monopotassium phosphate (KH2PO4). The decolorizing... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc.

20120215193 - Self-adaptive and optionally also otherwise adaptable wound dressing: An automatically self-adjusting variable permeability providing (AVPP) layer is provided over and in operative interaction with a wound site containing a wound to the integumentary system of a living creature such as the skin of a human patient. The AVPP layer has the capability of automatically changing in respective fluid... Agent:

20120215194 - Sanitary pad with increased absorbability: A multi layered sanitary pad having a unique contoured oval shape and design for snug fit, increased absorption, comfort, obscurity and enhanced leak prevention that includes a cotton oval or elliptical shaped body made up of very thin cotton contoured oval embossed fleece layers, cotton wadding layers, cellulose/SAF/SAP layers, and... Agent:

20120215195 - Absorbent article having line of weakness for folding the article: A feminine care absorbent article has a longitudinal axis, a transverse axis, and an absorbent structure configured for disposition adjacent a female wearer's vaginal region to absorb bodily fluids discharged by the wearer. The absorbent structure has end portions and a middle portion located between the end portions. The absorbent... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc.

20120215196 - Plastic film having oxygen absorbing function and infusion bag: The present invention relates to a plastic film for medical containers having an oxygen absorbing function including at least 4 layers (4) and formed by a co-extrusion method, and an infusion bag formed thereof, in which the 4 layers include: a first layer (1) constituted by a polyamide obtained by... Agent: Hosokawa Yoko Co., Ltd.

20120215197 - Non-coring fill needle: A non-coring needle that includes a sharpened and hardened tip having a tapered back region against which a length of tubing is pressed and welded, brazed or soldered. A Luer Lock hub may be attached to the other end of the tubing.... Agent: Zoom Focus Eyewear, LLC

20120215198 - Apparatus and system for administering medication: A method and apparatus for administering medication. The method and apparatus includes providing a treatment tube having a wall with an exterior surface and a central lumen. The treatment tube also includes at least one hollow tubular channel disposed within the wall of the treatment tube. Medication is delivered supplied... Agent:

20120215199 - Methods and apparatuses for detecting occlusions in an ambulatory infusion pump: An improved pump, reservoir and reservoir piston are provided for controlled delivery of fluids. A motor is operably coupled to a drive member, such as a drive screw, which is adapted to advance a plunger slide in response to operation of the motor. The plunger slide is removably coupled to... Agent: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.

20120215200 - Precision fluid delivery systems: A precision syringe (10) can comprise an annular fluid pathway (16) and annular plunger (12) sealing received within the annular fluid pathway. Various precision pumps (50, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, 700, 800, 900, 1000, 1100, 1200, 1300, 1400, 1500, 1600, 1700) are configured for discrete displacement of precise volumes... Agent: Flex Partners, Inc

20120215201 - Integrated delivery device for continuous glucose sensor: Systems and methods for integrating a continuous glucose sensor, including a receiver, a medicament delivery device, and optionally a single point glucose monitor are provided. Manual integrations provide for a physical association between the devices wherein a user (for example, patient or doctor) manually selects the amount, type, and/or time... Agent: Dexcom, Inc.

20120215202 - Multichannel catheter: An extracorporeal circulation catheter has three independent channels and an expandable balloon at one end of the catheter. The first channel allows for delivery of blood to a patient in an amount sufficient to maintain the patient's metabolism and perfusion throughout the treatment or surgery. The second channel is integrated... Agent: Sorin Group Usa, Inc.

20120215203 - Compressible multi-chamber feeding tube delivery device and methods: An ingestible material delivery device for sequentially delivering first and second ingestible materials to a user through a feeding tube provides a tube body having first and second chambers separated by a seal. A puncture tool is disposed in the second chamber extending toward the seal. The puncture tool engages... Agent:

20120215204 - Method of controlling the propagation of mrsa, staph and other infections that colonize in the nose: A method for reducing the spread of bacterial infections includes identifying a group of individuals at risk of an infection that colonizes in the nose, determining whether any individuals can be exclude, designating an individual or group of individuals who will receive treatment, providing a strip, mask, and/or clip, the... Agent:

20120215205 - Plunger-driven feeding tube delivery device and methods: A plunger-driven delivery device for use with a feeding tube for delivering an ingestible material to a user is provided. The delivery device includes a device body having a first chamber, a second chamber and an exit orifice through which the ingestible material is delivered to the feeding tube. A... Agent:

  
08/16/2012 > 89 patent applications in 56 patent subcategories. inventions list

20120209164 - Methods of replacing a gastrointestinal bypass sleeve for therapy adjustment: Methods are disclosed for replaceable attachment of an endoluminal gastrointestinal device, such as an artificial stoma device, a gastrointestinal bypass sleeve device or an attachment cuff, within a patient's digestive tract for treatment of obesity.... Agent:

20120209165 - Apparatus and methods for treating intracorporeal fluid accumulation: A fluid management system for the treatment of ascites, pleural effusion or pericardial effusion is provided including an implantable device including a pump, control circuitry, battery and transceiver; a charging and communication system configured to periodically charge the battery and communicate with the implantable device to retrieve performance data; and... Agent:

20120209166 - Insufflation system: An aerosol generator is positioned adjacent to a patient as an attachment to a trocar. The trocar has an entry port for insufflation gas. Aerosol generated by a vibrating element is entrained in the insufflation gas and the mixture is delivered through the trocar. The aerosol may contain a medicament.... Agent: Aerosurgical Limited

20120209167 - Insufflation needle with dual indicator and method of use: A medical apparatus which comprises a sharpened outer needle and a blunt inner needle slidingly disposed within the outer needle is provided. The apparatus also contains a position indicator to indicate the position of the inner needle within the outer needle, so that the user knows whether the inner needle... Agent: Mectra Labs, Inc.

20120209169 - Medical fluid pump systems and related components and methods: A medical fluid delivery cassette configured for use with a medical fluid pumping system. The cassette includes a base, a membrane attached to the base, and an adhesive disposed on a portion of the membrane overlying a fluid pump chamber of the cassette. The portion of the membrane overlying the... Agent: Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc.

20120209168 - Peritoneal dialysis patient connection system: Peritoneal dialysis connectors, connector sets, connector systems and methods are disclosed. In an embodiment, a connector includes, a body, a spike located at a first end of the body, a sealing ring sized to seal inside a female connector and located adjacent to the spike end, threads located adjacent to... Agent: Baxter International, Inc.

20120209170 - Method and apparatus for inserting a rectal suppository: Rectal suppositories are used to administer a predetermined drug dosage to treat a variety of diseases and symptoms in a variety of patient populations. Certain medical conditions, such as digestive disorders, may be more effectively treated when the suppository is placed in a particular location of the patient's anal canal... Agent: Christcot Medical Company

20120209172 - Bone-regeneration material: The invention relates to a process for producing a bone-regeneration material. According to the method, a bio-compatible, open-pored body is exposed to a vacuum and osteoinductive and/or osteogenic substances are absorbed into the pores of the body, for example by means of a vacuum generated therein. It is thus possible... Agent: Synthes Usa, LLC

20120209171 - Cartridge for powder and liquid drug: A cartridge or injector for holding and mixing a medical product is provided herein including a tubular body having a cylindrical wall having first and second opposing ends. The wall includes inner and outer surfaces with the inner surface having a generally constant cross-section along at least a drug mixing... Agent: Becton, Dickinson And Company

20120209173 - Material removal catheter and method: A catheter device and methods useable to extract material from a body conduit, e.g., a blood vessel, are provided. The catheter comprises a flexible catheter advanceable into the body conduit, an opening in a wall of the catheter in fluid communication with a material collection chamber, and a controllably arcuate... Agent:

20120209175 - Drive assembly for facilitating deployment of an implantable medical device: A driver assembly (50) for an introducer assembly (10) for the deployment of an implantable medical device (16) includes a sprung element (52) coupled to a yoke (56). The yoke (56) is coupled to a gripper element (58). The yoke (56) is coupled to a first handle unit (30) of... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20120209174 - Robotic catheter system and methods: The apparatus of one embodiment of the present invention is comprised of a flexible sheath instrument, a flexible guide instrument, and a tool. The flexible sheath instrument comprises a first instrument base removably coupleable to an instrument driver and defines a sheath instrument working lumen. The flexible guide instrument comprises... Agent: Hansen Medical, Inc.

20120209176 - Balloon catheter: Medical devices and methods for making and using the same are disclosed. An example medical device may include a fixed wire balloon catheter. An example fixed wire balloon catheter may include a core wire. An inner tubular member may be attached to the core wire. The inner tubular member may... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20120209177 - Therapeutic rinse in a self-heating package: A therapeutic rinse for treating a sore throat including a self heating container having a reservoir. The self heating container is capable of reaching a temperature of at least 130 degrees Fahrenheit when activated. The therapeutic rinse includes a liquid composition having sodium chloride, water, an antibiotic, and a variety... Agent:

20120209178 - Adhesive and peripheral systems and methods for medical devices: A repeater system may control a pump by using a repeater and a user interface. An adhesive patch system may be used for affixing a pump or other object to a human body. Such an adhesive patch system may include two sets of adhesive members, each member including an adhesive... Agent: Deka Products Limited Partnership

20120209181 - Adhesive and peripheral systems and methods for medical devices: A repeater system may control a pump by using a repeater and a user interface. An adhesive patch system may be used for affixing a pump or other object to a human body. Such an adhesive patch system may include two sets of adhesive members, each member including an adhesive... Agent:

20120209183 - Adhesive and peripheral systems and methods for medical devices: A repeater system may control a pump by using a repeater and a user interface. An adhesive patch system may be used for affixing a pump or other object to a human body. Such an adhesive patch system may include two sets of adhesive members, each member including an adhesive... Agent:

20120209179 - Patch-sized fluid delivery systems and methods: A patch-sized fluid delivery device may include a reusable portion and a disposable portion. The disposable portion may include components that come into contact with the fluid, while the reusable portion may include only components that do not come into contact with the fluid. Redundant systems, such as redundant controllers,... Agent:

20120209180 - Patch-sized fluid delivery systems and methods: A patch-sized fluid delivery device may include a reusable portion and a disposable portion. The disposable portion may include components that come into contact with the fluid, while the reusable portion may include only components that do not come into contact with the fluid. Redundant systems, such as redundant controllers,... Agent:

20120209182 - Patch-sized fluid delivery systems and methods: A patch-sized fluid delivery device may include a reusable portion and a disposable portion. The disposable portion may include components that come into contact with the fluid, while the reusable portion may include only components that do not come into contact with the fluid. Redundant systems, such as redundant controllers,... Agent:

20120209184 - Patch-sized fluid delivery systems and methods: A patch-sized fluid delivery device may include a reusable portion and a disposable portion. The disposable portion may include components that come into contact with the fluid, while the reusable portion may include only components that do not come into contact with the fluid. Redundant systems, such as redundant controllers,... Agent: Deka Products Limited Partnership

20120209185 - Adhesive and peripheral systems and methods for medical devices: A repeater system may control a pump by using a repeater and a user interface. An adhesive patch system may be used for affixing a pump or other object to a human body. Such an adhesive patch system may include two sets of adhesive members, each member including an adhesive... Agent:

20120209186 - Patch-sized fluid delivery systems and methods: A patch-sized fluid delivery device may include a reusable portion and a disposable portion. The disposable portion may include components that come into contact with the fluid, while the reusable portion may include only components that do not come into contact with the fluid. Redundant systems, such as redundant controllers,... Agent:

20120209187 - Patch-sized fluid delivery systems and methods: A patch-sized fluid delivery device may include a reusable portion and a disposable portion. The disposable portion may include components that come into contact with the fluid, while the reusable portion may include only components that do not come into contact with the fluid. Redundant systems, such as redundant controllers,... Agent:

20120209188 - Patch-sized fluid delivery systems and methods: A patch-sized fluid delivery device may include a reusable portion and a disposable portion. The disposable portion may include components that come into contact with the fluid, while the reusable portion may include only components that do not come into contact with the fluid. Redundant systems, such as redundant controllers,... Agent:

20120209189 - Adhesive and peripheral systems and methods for medical devices: A repeater system may control a pump by using a repeater and a user interface. An adhesive patch system may be used for affixing a pump or other object to a human body. Such an adhesive patch system may include two sets of adhesive members, each member including an adhesive... Agent:

20120209190 - Adhesive and peripheral systems and methods for medical devices: A repeater system may control a pump by using a repeater and a user interface. An adhesive patch system may be used for affixing a pump or other object to a human body. Such an adhesive patch system may include two sets of adhesive members, each member including an adhesive... Agent:

20120209191 - Adhesive and peripheral systems and methods for medical devices: A repeater system may control a pump by using a repeater and a user interface. An adhesive patch system may be used for affixing a pump or other object to a human body. Such an adhesive patch system may include two sets of adhesive members, each member including an adhesive... Agent:

20120209192 - Medicament delivery device: A medicament delivery device includes a generally elongated tubular housing having opposite proximal and distal parts; a needle shield sleeve slidably and coaxially arranged inside the housing with a proximal part of the sleeve protruding a distance outside the proximal part of the housing; a syringe carrier mechanism having a... Agent: Shl Group Ab

20120209194 - Infusion pump assembly: An infusion pump assembly is disclosed. The infusion pump assembly includes a locking tab and a pump barrel inside a pump barrel housing, where the pump barrel accommodates a reservoir assembly. The reservoir assembly includes a reservoir and a plunger rod. The infusion pump assembly also includes a locking disc... Agent:

20120209193 - Patch-sized fluid delivery systems and methods: A patch-sized fluid delivery device may include a reusable portion and a disposable portion. The disposable portion may include components that come into contact with the fluid, while the reusable portion may include only components that do not come into contact with the fluid. Redundant systems, such as redundant controllers,... Agent:

20120209195 - Pumping fluid delivery systems and methods using force application assembly: A method of dispensing a therapeutic fluid from a line includes providing an inlet line connectable to an upstream fluid source. The inlet line is in downstream fluid communication with a pumping chamber. The pumping chamber has a pump outlet. The method also includes actuating a force application assembly so... Agent: Deka Products Limited Partnership

20120209196 - Infusion pump assembly: An infusion pump assembly is disclosed. The infusion pump assembly includes a locking tab and a pump barrel inside a pump barrel housing, where the pump barrel accommodates a reservoir assembly. The reservoir assembly includes a reservoir and a plunger rod. The infusion pump assembly also includes a locking disc... Agent:

20120209197 - Infusion pump assembly: An infusion pump assembly is disclosed. The infusion pump assembly includes a locking tab and a pump barrel inside a pump barrel housing, where the pump barrel accommodates a reservoir assembly. The reservoir assembly includes a reservoir and a plunger rod. The infusion pump assembly also includes a locking disc... Agent:

20120209198 - Patch-sized fluid delivery systems and methods: A patch-sized fluid delivery device may include a reusable portion and a disposable portion. The disposable portion may include components that come into contact with the fluid, while the reusable portion may include only components that do not come into contact with the fluid. Redundant systems, such as redundant controllers,... Agent:

20120209199 - Patch-sized fluid delivery systems and methods: A patch-sized fluid delivery device may include a reusable portion and a disposable portion. The disposable portion may include components that come into contact with the fluid, while the reusable portion may include only components that do not come into contact with the fluid. Redundant systems, such as redundant controllers,... Agent:

20120209200 - Drive assembly for a pen-type injector and pen-type injector with a drive assembly: A drive assembly (2) for a pen-type injector, comprising: a guiding means (40) having a first (42) and a second end (41), a drive means (20), an elongate member (30) coupled to the guiding means (40) and adapted to be driven by the drive means (20) for displacing the guiding... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20120209201 - Catheterization system: The present disclosure relates to catheterization systems and components thereof. In one embodiment of the present disclosure, a catheterization system is disclosed that includes a catheter including a body with proximal and distal ends and defining first and second lumens extending therethrough, and a stylet. The stylet includes first and... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20120209202 - Needle stick guard, and puncturing kit including such a needle stick guard: The invention relates to a needle stick guard for an anti-needle-stick puncturing kit for positioning a catheter according to the Seldinger technique, including a rocker having a journal so as to enable same to rotate about an axis, and an outer tip for locking the needle stick guard together with... Agent: Vygon

20120209203 - Medical device for applying catheters, particularly for thoracentesis procedures: A medical device for applying catheters, particularly for thoracentesis procedures, comprising a hollow supporting element which can be gripped ergonomically and accommodates a selector which is adapted to connect at least three openings defined in the supporting element, the first opening being functionally associated with a cannula adapted to be... Agent:

20120209204 - Adhesive and peripheral systems and methods for medical devices: A repeater system may control a pump by using a repeater and a user interface. An adhesive patch system may be used for affixing a pump or other object to a human body. Such an adhesive patch system may include two sets of adhesive members, each member including an adhesive... Agent: Deka Products Limited Partnership

20120209205 - Trocar stability assembly: A stability assembly for a trocar cannula includes a conical stability member, a base, and a cannula retention member. The base has a passage defining an inner surface, and a constriction in the passage. The cannula retention member is rotatable within the passage, and advancement of the cannula retention member... Agent: Applied Medical Resources Corportion

20120209206 - Catheter-securable cuff: A tissue-ingrowth cuff for stabilization of an implanted catheter against movement, that is placeable onto the catheter by the practitioner at a desired location. The cuff is actuated by the practitioner once moved to its desired location, to grip the catheter. The cuff comprises two body portions securable to each... Agent: Medical Components, Inc.

20120209207 - Adhesive and peripheral systems and methods for medical devices: A repeater system may control a pump by using a repeater and a user interface. An adhesive patch system may be used for affixing a pump or other object to a human body. Such an adhesive patch system may include two sets of adhesive members, each member including an adhesive... Agent:

20120209208 - Automatic applicator for liquid pharmaceutical preparations, particularly for insulin: An automatic applicator for liquid pharmaceutical preparations, particularly for multiple injection application of set doses of a medicine from an exchangeable container is provided. The automatic applicator includes a body housing connected to a housing of an exchangeable container with a medicine having a plunger, the said plunger being displaced... Agent: Copernicus Sp. Z O.o.

20120209209 - Adhesive and peripheral systems and methods for medical devices: A repeater system may control a pump by using a repeater and a user interface. An adhesive patch system may be used for affixing a pump or other object to a human body. Such an adhesive patch system may include two sets of adhesive members, each member including an adhesive... Agent: Deka Products Limited Partnership

20120209210 - Resetting mechanism for a drug delivery device: A resettable dose setting mechanism for a drug delivery device comprising a driver for driving a spindle of the drug delivery device is provided. Said driver comprises a first component and a second component rotationally coupled to said first component. During resetting of said drug delivery device, said first component... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20120209211 - Resetting mechanism for a drug delivery device: A resettable dose setting mechanism for a drug delivery device comprising a driver for driving a spindle of the drug delivery device is provided. Said driver comprises a first component and a second component rotationally coupled to said first component. During resetting of said drug delivery device, said first component... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20120209212 - Resetting mechanism for a drug delivery device: A resettable dose setting mechanism for a drug delivery device comprising a driver for driving a spindle of the drug delivery device is provided. Said driver comprises a first component and a second component rotationally coupled to said first component. During resetting of said drug delivery device, said first component... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20120209213 - Assembly for a drug delivery device and drug delivery device: An assembly for a drug delivery device comprises a housing having a proximal end and a distal end, a dose button configured to be moved with respect to the housing for setting and delivering a dose of a drug, and a resilient setting member. For a dose delivery movement, the... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20120209215 - Pocket douche l-type syringe: The Pocket L-Type Syringe will hermetically attach to any standard bottled water. The nozzle's rear pipe has an opening with a slightly similar dimension to the neck bottle of standard bottled water that is available in the market. Attached to the cap chamber is the rear pipe with an axial... Agent:

20120209214 - Pocket douche upright position: The Upright Pocket douche Syringe will hermetically attach to standard bottled water. The nozzle's rear pipe has an opening with a slightly similar dimension to the bottle neck of standard bottled water that is available in the market. Attached to the cap chamber is the rear pipe with an axial... Agent:

20120209216 - Malleable tip for agent applicator to a target site: An applicator device for applying an agent to a target site with a malleable tip that can be cut to length with a pair of nursing dressing scissors or similar type of scissors and a malleable tip with a formable tube that that can be cut to length with a... Agent:

20120209217 - Adhesive and peripheral systems and methods for medical devices: A repeater system may control a pump by using a repeater and a user interface. An adhesive patch system may be used for affixing a pump or other object to a human body. Such an adhesive patch system may include two sets of adhesive members, each member including an adhesive... Agent: Deka Products Limited Partnership

20120209218 - Improved sealing barrier arrangement: The present invention relates to a barrier membrane arrangement for a medical device for providing a substantially liquid tight seal between a piercing member and a barrier member and a method for manufacturing such a barrier member arrangement. The present invention also relates to a method for connecting a first... Agent: Carmel Pharma Ab

20120209219 - Adhesive and peripheral systems and methods for medical devices: A repeater system may control a pump by using a repeater and a user interface. An adhesive patch system may be used for affixing a pump or other object to a human body. Such an adhesive patch system may include two sets of adhesive members, each member including an adhesive... Agent: Deka Products Limited Partnership

20120209220 - Pocket douche and enema: The Douche and Enema Syringe will hermetically attach to standard bottled water. The syringe is connected to the flexible tube and it's connected to the cap chamber. The rear pipe is also connected on the other side of cap chamber and it has an opening with a slightly similar dimension... Agent:

20120209221 - Multi-lumen catheter including an elliptical profile: A multi-lumen catheter including an elliptical cross-sectional profile configuration that enhances fluid flow rate while minimizing the average diameter of the catheter body is disclosed. In one embodiment the catheter comprises an elongate catheter tube defining a plurality of lumens. At least a portion of the longitudinal length of the... Agent: C. R. Bard. Inc.

20120209222 - Dispensation of a pharmaceutical liquid: An assembly (1) for displaying and dispensing a pharmaceutical liquid contained in a single-use container (3), wherein said assembly (1) comprises: a dispenser comprising a frame (30) to hold said container (3) in a display position; and at least a single-use container (3) comprising a vessel (2) and a detachable... Agent:

20120209223 - Transdermal therapeutic system for administration of fentanyl or an analog thereof:

20120209224 - 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.

20120209225 - Controlled negative pressure apparatus and alarm mechanism: Methods and devices for treatment of damaged tissue are disclosed, including treatment of wounds by employing non-electrically powered, reduced pressure therapy devices. The devices are capable of generating a substantially constant reduced pressure with low tolerance for pressure fluctuations. Also disclosed herein are reduced pressure therapy systems that comprise an... Agent: Spiracur Inc.

20120209227 - Negative pressure wound closure device: The present invention relates to a negative pressure wound closure system and methods for using such a system. Preferred embodiments of the invention facilitate closure of the wound by preferentially contracting to provide for movement of the tissue. Preferred embodiments can utilize tissue grasping elements to apply a wound closing... Agent:

20120209226 - Reduced-pressure dressings, systems, and methods for use with linear wounds: Systems, methods, and dressings for treating a linear wound, such as an incision, on a patient are presented. The systems, dressings, and methods include a sealing ring that helps form a fluid seal around the linear wound. In one instance, a sealing material is extruded around the linear wound to... Agent: Kci Licensing, Inc.

20120209228 - Vacuum generation device for medical applications: A device (2) for generating a vacuum for vacuum therapy of wounds has a facility for generating a vacuum and a vessel (10) for receiving wound exudates suctioned out of a wound. The vessel (10) can be detachably fastened to the device. A connection (12) is provided for a suction... Agent:

20120209229 - Layered adhesive construction with adhesive layers having different hydrocolloid composition: A layered adhesive construction comprising a backing layer and a first and second layer of hydrocolloid adhesive, where the first and second layer of hydrocolloid adhesive have different composition, and the second layer of hydrocolloid adhesive is at least partly interposed between the first layer of hydrocolloid adhesive and the... Agent:

20120209230 - Absorbent articles with tear resistant film: A disposable absorbent article that includes an elastic film material. The elastic film resists the growth of a tear and include an SEEPS block copolymer having a Tm of between about 10° C. and about 20° C. The film has a time-to-fail of greater than 1 hour.... Agent:

20120209231 - Textiles containing improved superabsorbers: Improved superabsorbent-containing textiles comprise hydrophilic fibers incorporated after application of superabsorbent. This makes it possible to provide superabsorbent on a relatively open-pore textile, but the distribution of liquid applied to the textile is distinctly improved by the hydrophilic fibers additionally incorporated.... Agent: Basf Se

20120209232 - Wound stasis dressing for large surface wounds: Embodiments herein provide hemostatic compositions comprising a plurality of liquid-expandable articles arranged on a backing material. In general, embodiments include methods for treating hemorrhagic injuries. More specifically, there is provided a method to effect rapid hemostatic response and control hemorrhage by introducing a hemostatic composition into a bleeding wound cavity.... Agent:

20120209233 - Liquid management layer for personal care absorbent articles: A liquid management layer constructed from large diameter uncrimped fibers in the form of a spunbond nonwoven web is described. Embodiments of the liquid management layer can include a plurality of thermoplastic fibers in the form of a spunbond nonwoven web where the plurality of thermoplastic fibers are randomly oriented... Agent: Polymer Group, Inc.

20120209235 - Disposable absorbent article containing an unapertured skinless elastomeric layer: l

20120209234 - Regenerated cellulose fiber:

20120209236 - Extra tabs diaper: A diaper having an extra set of tabs that fold over the diaper closure tabs to prevent the closure tabs from becoming accidently undone or becoming undone by an infant. The extra tabs are folded in an accordion-like fashion before being deployed. The extra tabs have a smooth outer surface... Agent:

20120209237 - Fastening and carrying device for a disposable absorbent incontinence pad: A fastening and carrying device (2) for a disposable absorbent incontinence pad (4) has a belt (6) which is closed on itself in a detachable manner by means of belt closure elements (22), thus forming a continuous hip opening in the circumferential hip direction (8). The belt (6) has one... Agent:

20120209238 - Connectors for fluid containers: This document provides connectors such as a connector for enabling fluid transfer between a first fluid container and a second fluid container, which connector comprises a first component that is arranged to be connected to a first fluid container and a second component that is arranged to be connected to... Agent: Carmel Pharma Ab

20120209243 - Fluid delivery system: The disclosure is directed to a fluid delivery device and a removable cartridge system, and methods of use thereof.... Agent: The Regents Of The University Of California

20120209241 - Medical fluid delivery device programming: In some aspects, systems, devices, and techniques for programming a medical fluid delivery device are described. In one example, the disclosure relates to a system including a medical fluid delivery device configured to deliver a therapeutic agent to a patient, and a processor. The processor may be configured to receive... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20120209242 - Method for alleviating condition of spinal canal stenosis by local administration of medicine: Disclosed herein is a method for alleviating the condition of spinal canal stenosis, including: transluminally placing a catheter in a lumbar artery, iliolumbar artery or lateral sacral artery at the proximity of a narrowed area of a spinal canal; and injecting a vasodilator into the artery via the catheter.... Agent: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

20120209239 - Patch-sized fluid delivery systems and methods: A patch-sized fluid delivery device may include a reusable portion and a disposable portion. The disposable portion may include components that come into contact with the fluid, while the reusable portion may include only components that do not come into contact with the fluid. Redundant systems, such as redundant controllers,... Agent:

20120209240 - Patch-sized fluid delivery systems and methods: A patch-sized fluid delivery device may include a reusable portion and a disposable portion. The disposable portion may include components that come into contact with the fluid, while the reusable portion may include only components that do not come into contact with the fluid. Redundant systems, such as redundant controllers,... Agent:

20120209244 - Adhesive and peripheral systems and methods for medical devices: A repeater system may control a pump by using a repeater and a user interface. An adhesive patch system may be used for affixing a pump or other object to a human body. Such an adhesive patch system may include two sets of adhesive members, each member including an adhesive... Agent: Deka Products Limited Partnership

20120209248 - Devices and methods for tissue transfer: Devices and methods for tissue transfer are described where a cannula may be inserted into the breast of a subject at one of several points of entry. Insertion of the cannula into the breast may be accomplished by using a guidance system to distinguish between tissue types. Once desirably positioned,... Agent: Tau Tona Group Research And Development Company, L.L.C.

20120209249 - Injection arrangement for a flowable drug: The invention refers to an injection arrangement (1) comprising a replaceable container cartridge (2) for a flowable drug (5), the container cartridge (2) comprising a deformable bag (4) arranged inside and sealed against a rigid outer casing (3), the deformable bag (4) being arranged for holding the flowable drug (5)... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20120209245 - Process for using a needle having multiple apertures for injections into subcutaneous tissue: The present invention discloses a process for using needle having multiple apertures for insulin injections into subcutaneous tissue, whereby the insulin dispersion pattern is such that insulin is absorbed at an optimal rate even when the needle is inserted too deeply into the muscle layer or when the insulin is... Agent:

20120209247 - Safe disposable injector with changeable and automatically retractable needle: A safe disposable injector with a changeable and automatically retractable needle includes a needle cylinder (1) and a plunger (2), and also includes a medicament-dispensing needle unit (3) and an injecting needle unit (4). The medicament-dispensing needle unit (3) and the injecting needle unit (4) are changed according to the... Agent: Wuxi Yushou Medical Applicance Ltd.,

20120209246 - System and method for pain-free injections: A system for administering pain-free injections includes an electric current source having at least two electrodes attached adjacent an injection site, the electric current source producing a variable numbness pattern and providing a frame of reference for identifying a plurality of sub-areas of the injection site; and a probe applied... Agent:

20120209250 - Nanotube-reinforced balloons for delivering therapeutic agents within or beyond the wall of blood vessels, and methods of making and using same: A dilatation catheter for delivering a therapeutic agent within a body lumen having a wall with a thickness is provided having a balloon having a flexible wall including a polymer with dispersed nanotubes and pores configured to close below a predefined pressure and to open at or above a predefined... Agent:

20120209251 - Nanotube-reinforced balloons for delivering therapeutic agents within or beyond the wall of blood vessels, and methods of making and using same: A dilatation catheter for delivering a therapeutic agent within a body lumen having a wall with a thickness is provided having a balloon having a flexible wall including a polymer with dispersed nanotubes and pores configured to close below a predefined pressure and to open at or above a predefined... Agent:

20120209252 - Connector for multiple sizes of tubing: A body is disclosed that includes a tubular portion with an internal bore and an external surface and a first opening wherein the internal bore terminates at the first opening. The body has a second opening and a fluid passage extending through the body from the internal bore to the... Agent: Carefusion 303, Inc.

  
08/09/2012 > 55 patent applications in 39 patent subcategories. inventions list

20120203158 - Device for treating an individual suffering from cardiac insufficiency, cardiac arrest, circulatory arrest or stroke: The invention relates to a device for treating an individual suffering from cardiac or circulatory arrest or from a stroke, comprising blood withdrawal means (BE) that can be applied to the individual (P), an analysis unit (BA) directly or indirectly connected to the blood withdrawal means for detecting and providing,... Agent:

20120203159 - Method for controlling a blood treatment apparatus, control device, dispensing device and blood treatment apparatus: The present invention relates to a method for controlling or regulating an apparatus for extracorporeally treating blood in an extracorporeal blood circuit while adding citrate and calcium for the purpose of anticoagulation. The apparatus comprises a dispensing device for dispensing a calcium solution into the extracorporeal blood circuit. The method... Agent: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschaland Gmbh

20120203160 - Implants for reducing intraocular pressure: The present invention provides ocular implants adapted to reside in Schlemm's canal for reducing intraocular pressure of an eye and methods for using the same. In some embodiments the ocular implants comprise a thin rod adapted and configured to extend in a curved volume in Schlemm's canal. The thin rod... Agent: The Regents Of The University Of Colorado, A Body Corporate

20120203161 - Deuterated water and riboflavin solution for extending singlet oxygen lifetimes in treatment of ocular tissue and method of use: A solution of deuterated water containing a riboflavin-based photosensitizer is provided in order to extend life-times of UVA/Rf photo-generated intra-stromal singlet oxygen, in combination with UVA delivery profiles of pulsing, fractionation, and optionally auxiliary stromal/Rf hyper-oxygenation in order to accelerate protein cross-linking density rates in ocular tissue. A 100% deuterated... Agent: Seros Medical, LLC

20120203162 - Method for treating neovascularization: The present invention describes an improved photodynamic treatment to treat subfoveal choroidal neovascularization (CNV).... Agent: Qlt Inc.

20120203163 - Catheter for use in revascularization procedures and method of using same: A method of removing vascular blockage includes providing a catheter system comprising an outer catheter with a serrated cutting element at its distal end, a bypass catheter, and a guidewire. In the catheter system, the bypass catheter is slidably disposed within the outer catheter. The method includes positioning a distal... Agent:

20120203164 - Device and method for drug delivery to a targeted skin layer: The present invention relates to a device and method for the controlled delivery of a drug to a targeted layer of the skin in a human or animal subject. In particular, the present invention relates to such a device, system and method for selective drug delivery to the cutaneous or... Agent:

20120203165 - Apparatus and method for electrosurgical suction: The invention pertains to techniques or processes for managing surgical smoke. In one embodiment a suction apparatus evacuates the surgical smoke. For example, the suction apparatus may be arranged adjacent to an electrocautery electrode, which may generate smoke during operation, for evacuating smoke from a surgical site.... Agent:

20120203166 - Apparatus and method for processing glycemic data: Apparatus for processing a glycemic value, having: a transformer for transforming the glycemic value into a transformed glycemic value, wherein the transformer is configured for applying a transform rule to the glycemic value, the transform rule having a combination of a first logarithmic term having a logarithm of the glycemic... Agent:

20120203167 - Use of autologous sediment from fluid aspirates as vehicles for drug delivery: A filtration syringe having at least a first and second chamber separated by a fluid permeable membrane, which may be selectively permeable to solids of a certain size, allows aspirated particle-filled fluid to be filtered within the syringe. A centrifuge tube apparatus is also provided for centrifuging a sample collected... Agent:

20120203168 - Insertion device, training device, and recording system: This insertion device is an insertion device for inserting a medical linear body in a vessel in a body, and it includes a drive device for moving the medical linear body in a direction of a longitudinal axis, a measurement device for measuring compressive force and pulling force in the... Agent:

20120203170 - Medical catheter assembly with deflection pull ring and distal tip interlock: A catheter assembly comprises a deflectable catheter shaft comprising a distal end and a lumen extending therethrough. The catheter assembly further comprises least one pull wire comprising a distal portion comprising a side and a distal end, wherein the side comprises a first side portion and a second side portion.... Agent:

20120203169 - Shaft and handle for a catheter with independently-deflectable segments: An elongate medical device with independently-deflectable segments and a handle for manually deflecting those segments can include a shaft having a distal segment and proximal segment, at least one proximal segment deflection wire adapted to deflect the proximal segment, at least one distal segment deflection wire adapted to deflect the... Agent:

20120203172 - Catheter having a soft distal tip: The present invention relates to a catheter for POBA or stent delivery applications. More specifically, the present invention relates to a balloon catheter having a soft distal tip member and methods for manufacturing the same.... Agent: Abbott Laboratories Vascular Enterprises Limited

20120203173 - Coaxial catheter shaft having balloon attachment feature with axial fluid path: A catheter shaft for a balloon dilation catheter to be utilized with a guidewire includes an outer tubular member having a bore, a proximal end and a distal end with a guidewire tubular member coaxially disposed within the bore such that the inner surface of the outer tubular member and... Agent: Futurematrix Interventional, Inc.

20120203171 - Low profile g-j feeding tube: A gastro jejunal (G-J) feeding device includes a gastro jejunal body and an integral feeding tube. The gastro jejunal body includes a gastric port, a jejunal port and a balloon port. The integral feeding tube includes a proximal end and a distal end and further includes a gastric lumen, a... Agent: Applied Medical Technology, Inc.

20120203174 - Method and apparatus for delivering an agent to a kidney: A method is described including introducing a delivery device to a point within a renal artery or a renal segmental artery and delivering a treatment agent from the delivery device according to conditions that create a turbulent blood flow and wherein the treatment agent is capable of inhibiting a biological... Agent: Abbot Cardiovascular Systems Inc.

20120203175 - Ostomy system: An illustrative system includes a catheter with a first conduit having a first distal port. The first distal port is in fluid communication with an interior of a balloon mounted to the catheter. The catheter also includes a second conduit having a second distal port, where the second distal port... Agent:

20120203176 - Intravenous fluid warming system: A fluid warming device may include a housing comprising a main body, a heat exchange body receiving compartment, and a cover movably coupled to the main body between an open position and a closed position; a heater assembly disposed within the main body and having a heat conducting surface disposed... Agent: General Electric Company

20120203177 - Infusion pump assembly: A wearable infusion pump assembly includes a reservoir for receiving an infusible fluid, and an external infusion set configured to deliver the infusible fluid to a user. A fluid delivery system is configured to deliver the infusible fluid from the reservoir to the external infusion set. The fluid delivery system... Agent: Deka Products Limited Partnership

20120203178 - Infusion pump systems and methods: Some embodiments of an infusion pump system can include a controller in electrical communication with a pump device so as to provide selected dosages of a medicine to a user over a period of time. The infusion pump system can employ a number of power management techniques to reduce the... Agent:

20120203179 - Pressure sensor and method of use: A sensor and method of use provides for detection of an occlusion (or sudden pressure increase) in tubing during the administration of solutions to a patient. The occlusion sensor may be attached to an infusion pump using a biasing mechanism. The tubing may be positioned in contact with the occlusion... Agent:

20120203180 - Variable flow infusion pump system: An implantable infusion pump system is disclosed. The pump system preferably includes an implantable pump and a removable module. The module may provide for varying flow rates of fluid being dispensed from the pump or may provide for a constant flow rate of such fluid. In the case of varying... Agent: Palyon Medical (bvi) Limited

20120203181 - Catheter insertion device: Embodiments of a catheter insertion device are discussed comprising: an approximately hollow cylindrical catheter sleeve, at whose distal end a catheter is attached; a needle sleeve with a hollow needle, which is attached thereto and which, when ready for use, extends through the catheter sleeve and the catheter, and; a... Agent: B. Braun Melsungen Ag

20120203182 - Adhesive layer arrangements and methods for securing medical tubing: Adhesive layer arrangements for securing catheters relative to a patient's body and forming occlusive seals at catheter insertion sites.... Agent:

20120203184 - Administering device with priming function: An administering device, e.g. an injection device, includes a housing, a reservoir for a drug, the reservoir formed or accommodated by the housing, a dosing member which can perform a dosing movement relative to the housing for setting a dosage of the drug to be administered and a conveying member... Agent:

20120203185 - Cartridge and medical delivery system accommodating such cartridge: A cartridge having a distal end provided with a mechanical coding. The coding has the form of a circular protrusion where the circular outer diameter is dedicated a specific concentration of insulin contained in the cartridge. The distal end of the cartridge is fitted in to a circular contour in... Agent: Novo Nordisk A/s

20120203183 - Syringe: An improved syringe which prevents the repositioning of a user's hand while administering an injection. The syringe comprises a barrel for holding a fluid medication, a nozzle extending from one end of the barrel, a syringe needle removably fitted to the nozzle, and a plunger slidably disposed within the barrel.... Agent:

20120203186 - Injection device with pricking protection and/or overload protection for a product container: An injection device having a distal end, and including a needle located inside the injection device in an initial position, wherein the needle is moveable to a puncturing position in which the needle projects from the distal end, an open region located distally relative to the needle in the initial... Agent:

20120203187 - Low profile catheter assembly: A medical catheter assembly includes a catheter hub, an elongate catheter member extending from the catheter hub and having at least one longitudinal lumen for passage of fluids, an extension tube extending from the catheter hub and defining an internal lumen in fluid communication with the at least one longitudinal... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20120203188 - Medical imaging septum and access port device and method: Access, or injection ports, are disclosed. These are shown with various needle-penetrable sealing septums. The septum design is shown with a first and second (and optionally more) elastomeric regions. Indicia may be formed in at least one of said regions, by voids or otherwise and medical imaging additive may be... Agent:

20120203189 - See-through reduced-pressure dressings and system: A see-through dressing assembly is presented for use with a reduced-pressure system for treating a wound on a patient using reduced pressure that allows visual observation of the wound during treatment. The dressing assembly includes a bolster for providing a directed force when under reduced pressure, a sealing member for... Agent:

20120203190 - Feminine care absorbent article for use in warm climates: A feminine care absorbent article (e.g., feminine care pad, sanitary napkin, tampon, etc.) is provided that employs a synergistic combination of an antimicrobial composition for inhibiting the growth of microorganisms (e.g., bacteria, protozoa, yeast, fungi, etc.) and a pH sensor for signaling to the user when the antimicrobial composition is... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc.

20120203191 - Water-absorbent sheet: A water-absorbent sheet comprising a structure in which an absorbent layer containing a water-absorbent resin and an adhesive is sandwiched with nonwoven fabrics from an upper side and a lower side of the absorbent layer, wherein the water-absorbent sheet has a laminate structure in which the absorbent layer is fractionated... Agent: Sumitomo Seika Chemicals Co., Ltd.

20120203192 - Ashesive transfer layer for use in a body adhering absorbent article: Generally, the present disclosure relates to an adhesive transfer layer that may be incorporated in a body adhering absorbent article. Various adhesive transfer layers and methods of constructing the same are described. For example, in one embodiment the adhesive transfer layer (ATL) may comprise a construction adhesive, a body attachment... Agent:

20120203193 - Medical substance transfer system: Disclosed is a fluid transfer system for transferring a substance from one vessel to another vessel while avoiding leakage of liquid and gas contaminants. The transfer system includes a needle safe design that is facilitated by a housing that shrouds a tip of a fluid transfer cannula such that the... Agent:

20120203194 - Coupling devices and kits thereof: A coupling device for transferring substances, in particular medical substances, is disclosed. The coupling device can be used for transferring medical substances between a patient and an infusion bag containing the medical substances. In one or more embodiments, the coupling device may include a piercing member for connection to a... Agent: Carmel Pharma Ab

20120203195 - Syringe pump rapid occlusion detection system: An apparatus, method and program product detects an occlusion in a fluid line by determining if a relationship between force measurements departs from an expected relationship.... Agent: Smiths Medical Asd, Inc.

20120203196 - Modular external infusion device: A modular external infusion device that controls the rate a fluid is infused into an individual's body, which includes a first module and a second module. More particularly, the first module may be a pumping module that delivers a fluid, such as a medication, to a patient while the second... Agent: Medtronic Minimed, Inc

20120203200 - Device and method for delivering medicine into the tympanic cavity: A device for substance delivery to and/or extraction from the tympanic cavity, comprising: a housing, having a distal surface, a proximal surface that is opposite to the distal surface, and a circumscribed surface that connects the distal surface and the proximal surface; at least one piercing element having at least... Agent: Entratympanic, LLC

20120203197 - Method and apparatus for aspiration: An aspiration apparatus is described that includes a guide and a set of needles. The guide preferably has an approximately conical shape with a decreasing diameter in the distal direction. A plurality of lumens extend between a distal end portion and a proximal end portion of the guide. The needles... Agent:

20120203199 - Method and apparatus for providing access to an internal body organ: Catheter systems and methods for facilitating the delivery of a therapeutic agent directly to the interior of a body organ, and/or the extraction of material from said organ. The catheter distal end is placed within the body organ to be treated. The catheter may carry a fixation device near the... Agent: Incumed, LLC

20120203198 - Nighttime basal dosing device: A basal hub for attaching to an infusion base is disclosed. The hub includes a fluid reservoir and pressure actuating device. A septum portion of the reservoir is configured to be opened by a flow cannula that is in fluid communication with an infusion cannula of the infusion base, when... Agent:

20120203202 - Method and apparatus for delivering an agent to a kidney: A method is described including introducing a delivery device to a point within a renal artery or a renal segmental artery and delivering a treatment agent from the delivery device according to conditions that create a turbulent blood flow and wherein the treatment agent is capable of inhibiting a biological... Agent: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.

20120203201 - Methods for preparing a heat exchange catheter system and for heating and/or cooling a subject's body: Closed loop heat exchange catheter systems and methods for preparing and using such systems wherein a reservoir or fluid bag is connected to the catheter system and used for at least priming of the system with a heat exchange fluid.... Agent: Zoll Circulation Inc.

20120203203 - Implantable device for controlled dissolution and diffusion of low solubility drug: Implantable drug delivery devices are provided that are deformable between a relatively straightened shape suitable for deployment and a retention shape suited to retain the device within the bladder or other body cavity. While in the body cavity, the devices release drug from solid drug units housed in the devices.... Agent: Taris Biomedical, Inc.

20120203204 - Retro-primed medication delivery system: A system and method for intravenous, intramuscular, or subcutaneous delivery of a reconstituted medication fluid with simultaneous, uninterrupted delivery of a primary fluid. A medication fluid is prepared by reconstituting a medication with a primary fluid as diluent. A container adapted to receive a medication is retro-primed with primary fluid... Agent:

20120203205 - Retro-primed medication delivery bag system: A system and method for intravenous, intramuscular, or subcutaneous delivery of a reconstituted medication fluid with simultaneous, uninterrupted delivery of a primary fluid. A medication fluid is prepared by reconstituting a medication with a primary fluid as diluent. A bag adapted to receive a medication is retro-primed with primary fluid... Agent:

20120203206 - Methods and apparatus for inserting multi-lumen split-tip catheters into a blood vessel: Methods and apparatus are disclosed for inserting flexible, multi-lumen catheters into blood vessels, and in particular, for inserting flexible, split-tip catheters into blood vessels. The invention accomplishes these objects by temporarily stiffening each catheter lumen and tip independently through use of intra-catheter stiffener elements disposed within the catheter lumens. This... Agent: Bard Access Systems, Inc.

20120203207 - Guidewires and methods for making and using the same: Medical devices and methods for making and using the same are disclosed. An example medical device may include a guidewire. The guidewire may include a core wire having a distal portion. A tubular member may be disposed over the distal portion. The tubular member may have a plurality of slots... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20120203208 - Apparatus and method for electrosurgical suction: The invention pertains to techniques or processes for managing surgical smoke. In one embodiment a suction apparatus evacuates the surgical smoke. For example, the suction apparatus may be arranged adjacent to an electrocautery electrode, which may generate smoke during operation, for evacuating smoke from a surgical site.... Agent:

20120203209 - Apparatus and method for electrosurgical suction: The invention pertains to techniques or processes for managing surgical smoke. In one embodiment a suction apparatus evacuates the surgical smoke. For example, the suction apparatus may be arranged adjacent to an electrocautery electrode, which may generate smoke during operation, for evacuating smoke from a surgical site.... Agent:

20120203211 - Methods and devices for preventing catheter related urinary tract infections: Methods and devices for preventing urinary tract infections in catheterized patients are disclosed. The device may be a cylindrically shaped antimicrobial hydrogel having a central opening and a slit along its length so that it can be applied directly over a previously inserted urinary catheter. An optional locking mechanism disposed... Agent:

20120203210 - Urinary catheter and method: A flexible removable catheter with varying bell-shaped cross sectional widths for insertion through the urethra extending into the bladder to allow urine to flow through a urine passageway into a catheter bag.... Agent:

20120203212 - Reduction of inflammatory mass with spinal catheters: Devices, systems and methods for delivering one or more drugs to the cerebrospinal fluid periodically replace continuous infusion of the a solution with intermittent bolus infusion of the solution to reduce the local concentration of a drug over time at a vertebral level in the patient's spinal canal relative to... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

  
08/02/2012 > 65 patent applications in 52 patent subcategories. inventions list

20120197174 - Metabolic detoxification system and method: An extracorporeal filtration and detoxification system and method generally comprise separating ultrafiltrate from cellular components of blood, treating the ultrafiltrate independently of the cellular components in a recirculation circuit, recombining treated ultrafiltrate and the cellular components, and returning whole blood to the patient. A recirculation circuit generally comprises an active... Agent: Vital Therapies, Inc.

20120197176 - Intraocular implants and methods and kits therefor: Devices, methods and kits are described for reducing intraocular pressure. The devices include a support that is implantable within Schlemm's canal and maintains the patency of the canal without substantially interfering with transmural fluid flow across the canal. The devices utilize the natural drainage process of the eye and can... Agent: Sight Sciences, Inc.

20120197175 - Methods, systems and apparatus for relieving pressure in an organ: The invention generally relates to shunts in which at least a portion of the body includes a drug.... Agent: Aquesys, Inc.

20120197177 - Adjustment for hydrocephalus shunt valve: An implantable medical device is disclosed that includes a valve seat and a valve member movable with respect to the valve seat. An adjustment circuit assembly includes a resistive element that is coupled to the valve member and operable to position the valve member relative to the valve seat so... Agent: Medtronic Xomed, Inc.

20120197178 - Reading and adjusting tool for hydrocephalus shunt valve: A reading and adjustment tool for use with a valve having a pressure or flow setting adjustable to a plurality of pressure or flow settings is disclosed. The tool includes a signal generator and an excitation coil coupled to the signal generator. The signal generator includes an adjustment interface configured... Agent: Medtronic Xomed, Inc.

20120197180 - Drug delivery from electroactive molecularly imprinted polymer: A device delivers a chemical or biological agent, the device comprises an imprint molecule (IM) to be delivered by the device; an electroactive molecularly imprinted polymer (EMIP) imprinted with the imprint molecule, the EMIP having a plurality of binding sites capable of binding the imprint; and an electric potential producing... Agent:

20120197179 - Phototherapy devices and methods comprising optionally substituted terphenyl and quaterphenyl compounds: Methods and devices related to the treatment of diseases using phototherapy are described. Some embodiments provide an organic light-emitting diode device, such as a light-emitting device for phototherapy, comprising Ring system 1, Ring system 2, Ring system 3, or Ring system 4. Methods of treating disease with phototherapy are also... Agent: Nitto Denko Corporation

20120197181 - Device for inoculating a veterinary product into a poultry bird's wing: t

20120197182 - Robotic surgical systems with fluid flow control for irrigation, aspiration, and blowing: In one embodiment of the invention, a robotic surgical system is provided including a master control console and a surgical manipulator. The master control console generates control signals to cause one or more fluids to flow into or out of a surgical site. The surgical manipulator is coupled to the... Agent: Intuitive Surgical, Inc.

20120197183 - Dialysis system having filtering method for determining therapy prescriptions: A peritoneal dialysis system includes a logic implementer configured to: (i) generate a number of peritoneal dialysis therapy regimens that meet at least one therapy target input; (ii) accept a filter input; and (iii) filter the generated therapy regimens according to the filter input to refine the number of therapy... Agent: Baxter International Inc.

20120197184 - Medicinal solution injection device and medicinal solution injection method: A medicinal solution injection apparatus 10 includes a composite needle 12 including a needle base portion 12c, an injection needle 12d, and an adjustment needle 12e, a pressure generating portion 13 configured to discharge a compressed air, a measuring portion 14 configured to measure a filling amount and a filling... Agent:

20120197185 - Electromechanical system for iv control: We describe electromechanical systems for IV control. Based on dripping speed measurement by video processing technique, we adjust the position of the presser to press the dripping tube to the appropriate position to control the dripping speed. To do this mechanically, the processing unit issues commands to a stepper motor... Agent:

20120197186 - Disposable injector comprising at least one draw hook and a sliding wedge-type gear for unlocking a locking element: A disposable injector with a housing (10) in which are arranged at least one mechanical spring energy store (50), at least one cylinder-piston unit that can be filled at least temporarily with an active substance, at least one piston actuation plunger (60) and at least one triggering unit (80). The... Agent:

20120197187 - Breast pump system: The present disclosure provides for a hands-free battery operated breast pump system having a battery operated breast pump, tubing, connector pieces, flask-type storage containers, funnels, a stretch bra and a vest with pockets. The vest provides covers the mother and baby sufficiently to provide privacy during a breastmilk expressing process... Agent:

20120197189 - Method for producing autonomously contracting cardiac muscle cells from adult stem cells, in particular human adult stem cells: A method for producing autonomously contractile heart muscle cells by cultivating and differentiating stem cells obtained from differentiated exocrine gland tissue of an organism is described. Various uses of the heart muscle cells, in particular in regenerative medicine, are also described.... Agent:

20120197188 - Methods and apparatus for drug modeling and displaying drug models: Drug delivery models, displays, and systems may be configured to provide a clinician with readily intuitive information about the effects of one or more drugs on a subject. Interactive features may be included to provide a subject-specific model of the expected or predicted effects of one or more drugs on... Agent:

20120197190 - Medical devices having releasable coupling: This invention is directed to a medical device with a handle and a catheter. The handle can include a body having a proximal end and a distal end, an actuator moveably coupled to the body, and a handle control member coupled to the actuator, wherein the actuator can be configured... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20120197193 - Apparatus and methods for treating obstructions within body lumens: Apparatus and methods are provided for delivering fluid into a body lumen during a medical procedure. A distal end of an apparatus may be introduced into a body lumen, and a valve on the distal end may be opened to deliver fluid through a first lumen into the body lumen,... Agent: Hotspur Technologies, Inc

20120197191 - Enteral feeding tube and housing: An enteral feeding tube provides a conduit for the flow of liquid nutritional material. Most of the enteral feeding tube that is external to the patient is generally horizontal when the device is positioned in a stoma of a user lying in a prostrate position. A housing surrounds the horizontal... Agent:

20120197192 - Inflatable retention system for enteral feeding device: An inflatable retention system for an enteral feeding tube having a base deployed outside the human body and an indwelling retainer which is deployed within a lumen or cavity of the body by insertion through a stoma from outside the body. The retention system includes a tube having a proximal... Agent:

20120197194 - Folding balloon catheter: A catheter assembly including a tubular assembly consisting of an inner tubular member slidably received within an outer tubular member such that a distal end portion of the inner tubular member extends distally from a distal end of the outer tubular member. The catheter assembly further includes a balloon member... Agent: Oscor Inc.

20120197195 - Drug delivery device: A drug delivery device (1), comprising a flexible container (9) for holding a drug (18) and an electrically activatable deformable squeezing member (8). The flexible container (9) comprises a container outlet (17) for dispensing a dose of the drug (18) from the flexible container (9). The squeezing member (8) is... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20120197198 - Apparatuses for bilateral renal neuromodulation: Methods and apparatus are provided for bilateral renal neuromodulation, e.g., via a pulsed electric field, via a stimulation electric field, via localized drug delivery, via high frequency ultrasound, via thermal techniques, etc. Such neuromodulation may effectuate irreversible electroporation or electrofusion, necrosis and/or inducement of apoptosis, alteration of gene expression, action... Agent: Ardian, Inc.

20120197197 - Disposable dispenser for patient infusion: Embodiments of the invention are directed to methods and systems associated with a disposable dispenser (100, 200) of therapeutic fluid. Preferred embodiments having a small size of less than about 75 mm in length, less than 50 mm in width and less than about 10 mm in thickness and may... Agent: Medingo Ltd

20120197196 - Exchanging information between devices in a medical environment: A medical device including an operation determiner for determining operations to be performed by the medical device in response to a gesture of the device with respect to the medical device, and an operation data accessor for accessing operation data for the operation performed by the medical device.... Agent:

20120197199 - Detachable drug delivery device: A reservoir for use in a wearable infusion device includes a substantially rigid base having a perimeter, a substantially rigid top having a perimeter, and a flexible rolling diaphragm between the base and the top. The diaphragm has an outer perimeter sealed along the perimeter of the base and an... Agent: Calibra Medical, Inc.

20120197200 - Intravenous catheter and insertion device with reduced blood spatter: An venous access catheter is combined with a needle, guidewire, and actuator where the needle is disposed coaxially over the guidewire and the catheter is disposed coaxially over the needle. A hub at a proximal end of the access catheter includes a wiping element to clean blood from the needle... Agent: Vascular Pathways, Inc.

20120197201 - Indwelling needle and indwelling needle assembly: A indwelling needle includes an outer needle, an outer needle hub with a flow path communicating with the inside of the outer needle and configured to connect a connector to the flow path, and a valve mechanism which opens and closes the flow path. The valve mechanism includes a valve... Agent: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

20120197203 - Body line management system: A body line management system, including methods and apparatuses for a patient dressing which includes retention wheels, about which IV, catheter, monitoring lines, biofeedback lines, or similar lines can be wrapped to secure the lines from unintentional disruption or dislodgment while permitting a practitioner to check the line as necessary.... Agent:

20120197202 - Universal catheter securement device: A universal device for securing a catheter on a patient includes a base which optionally has one or more locating elements for positioning or securing a catheter or catheter fitting of various shapes or sizes. The base optionally includes a recessed or flat receiving area defined by locating elements arranged... Agent: Venetec International, Inc.

20120197204 - Snap-seal sterile intravascular catheter-dressing system: Devices and methods are provided for inserting a sterile catheter, and for maintaining a sterilely sealed catheter and catheter insertion site over time. In one embodiment, a four-part integrated system is provided that includes (1) a novel vascular catheter with integrated uniform diameter mounting, capping, and needle safety procurement features,... Agent:

20120197206 - Adhesive dressing with resealable cover: A dressing assembly is provided including a cover overlying an inner cavity, spacing portions of the cover away from skin adjacent where the cover is coupled to the skin The cover includes a side wall extending up from a footing surface adapted to be placed adjacent the skin The side... Agent:

20120197205 - Universal stabilization device: A universal catheter stabilization system includes a medical article integrated with a securement device. The medical article can comprise one or more of a male luer adapter, a female luer adapter, an integrated extension set, and an integrated mechanical valve.... Agent: C.r. Bard, Inc.

20120197207 - Indication mechanism for an automatic applicator, particularly for insulin: The present disclosure concerns an indication mechanism for an automatic applicator, particularly for insulin or other liquid preparations, particularly for multiple injection administration of set doses of a medicine from an exchangeable container, for example for the self-application of insulin by diabetes patients. An indication mechanism for an automatic applicator,... Agent: Copernicus Sp. Z O.o.

20120197208 - Cap for a portable medical delivery device and such a medical delivery device: Cap for a portable medical delivery device having an axial direction defining a first end and a second end of the cap comprising an opening (14) for receiving a front part of a medical delivery device defined at the first end of the cap, a socket (11) for covering a... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20120197209 - Related to automatic injection devices: An injection device comprises a syringe extendible against a spring bias from a retracted position in a housing to a projecting injecting position. A spring biased plunger has collapsible elbows which, when the plunger is released, initially engage the end of the syringe to drive it to the projecting position,... Agent: Abbott Biotechnology Ltd.

20120197210 - Cannula assembly for co-delivery of medicaments: A cannula assembly (10) comprising a hub (76) and a cannula (12) mounted in the hub (76). The cannula defines an inner space (36). The cannula comprises a distal end (16) and a proximal end (18). A first medicament (40) is provided in the inner space of the cannula. In... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20120197212 - Drug delivery device and use of a rotatable roll in a drug delivery device: A drug delivery device is provided which comprises a housing, a dispensing end for dispensing a drug from the drug delivery device, a flexible container for holding the drug, the flexible container comprising an outlet, the outlet being connected to the dispensing end, and a squeezing member for squeezing the... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20120197211 - Medicine dispenser having a threaded plunger: A medicine dispenser includes a barrel to store medicine, a slidable shuttle disposed in the barrel, a threaded shaft including a threaded outer surface and a trench formed along the threaded outer surface, and a threaded cap connected to the barrel and including an opening through which the threaded shaft... Agent:

20120197213 - Injection device comprising several coupling mechanisms: An injection device including a drive unit, a delivery unit, a dosing unit, a trigger for triggering an injection, a first coupling mechanism between the drive unit and the delivery unit, and a second coupling mechanism between the dosing unit and the drive unit, wherein the drive unit is tensioned... Agent:

20120197214 - Peripheral nerve blockade device: A continuous nerve block apparatus comprising: (a) a hollow needle including a conduit extending between a proximal end and a distal end, the distal end being beveled between ten and fifty degrees; and, (b) a connector operatively coupled to the hollow needle, the connector including at least a first through... Agent:

20120197215 - Apparatus and method for phacoemulsification: A phacoemulsification needle having a hollow passageway terminates in a straight needle tip having a rectangular cross-sectional shape larger than the cross-sectional shape of the needle passageway. The tip is formed off-axis from the passageway, allowing the needle tip to move eccentrically when the needle is subjected to torsional or... Agent:

20120197216 - Apparatus and method for reconstituting a pharmaceutical and preparing the reconstituted pharmaceutical for transient application: An apparatus and method for preparing a pharmaceutical for transient application includes a tray having a sealed compartment, a vial of an ophthalmic formulation of mitomycin-C, a diluent carrier containing sterilized water, and a syringe that are all contained together in a single package. The component parts of the apparatus... Agent: Mobius Therapeutics, Inc.

20120197218 - Apparatus and method for reconstituting a pharmaceutical and peparing the reconstituted pharmaceutical for transient application: An apparatus and method for preparing a pharmaceutical for transient application includes a tray having a sealed compartment, a vial of an ophthalmic formulation of mitomycin-C, a diluent carrier containing sterilized water, and a syringe that are all contained together in a single package. The component parts of the apparatus... Agent: Mobius Therapeutics, Inc.

20120197217 - Punctal plugs with directional release: Disclosed are lacrimal inserts and their method of use for delivery 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 and includes means for directional release of medication into the lacrimal... Agent:

20120197219 - Ergonomic hand-operable fluid-dispensing device: A hand-operable system for ejecting a fluid composition into an eye, the system comprises: (1) a container having a container opening and containing the fluid composition; (2) a double-acting pump mechanism securely disposed over the container opening; and (3) an actuator that is disposed over, and extends radially outward from,... Agent:

20120197220 - Gas dispensing device for medical use: A gas dispensing device for medical use includes a hollow bag and an inlet hose, or further includes a support member. The bag has a room defined therein and includes a dispensing wall. Multiple holes are defined through the dispensing wall and communicate with the room. The inlet hose is... Agent:

20120197221 - Transepidermal drug delivery system containing rivastigmine: Disclosed is a pharmaceutical composition containing rivastigmine. Specifically, disclosed is a transepidermal drug delivery system including a rivastigmine-containing drug layer and a supporter adhered to one surface of the drug layer to support the drug layer, wherein the drug layer contains 10 to 40 parts by weight of a rubber,... Agent:

20120197222 - Medical device inserters and processes of inserting and using medical devices: An apparatus for insertion of a medical device in the skin of a subject is provided, as well as methods of inserting medical devices.... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.

20120197223 - Fluid management device with fluid transport element for use within a body: A fluid management device for use in a mammalian body has at least one fluid transport element capable of interfacing with a mammalian body element to provide a substantially uninterrupted fluid conduit. The fluid conduit provides a fluid path between at least one fluid transport element and the storage element.... Agent:

20120197224 - Garment with moisture triggered alarm: A garment for incontinent children or adults is provided. The garment comprises a detection unit that has a moisture sensor for sensing excreta or bodily fluids, a response means or producing a response signal in response to excreta being sensed by the sensor means; and a transmitter means for transmitting... Agent: Babyweecare Limited

20120197225 - Breathable and liquid impermeable web and method of making the web: A method is disclosed for modifying the physical characteristics of a web which involves passing the web between at least one pair of interengaged rolls to incrementally stretch the web, and then withdrawing the incrementally stretched web from between the rolls under tension. A web modified according to the disclosed... Agent:

20120197226 - Absorptive article: An absorptive article 1 includes a liquid-permeable top sheet 20, a liquid impermeable back sheet 30, and an absorber 50 disposed between the top sheet 20 and the back sheet 30. The absorber 50 has a layered structure including an upper absorbent layer 511 disposed on the side of the... Agent: Daio Paper Corporation

20120197227 - Stretch laminate, method of making, and absorbent article: A stretch laminate includes a first layer including an elastomer film, the first layer having a surface, and a second layer including a nonwoven material, the second layer having a basis weight of less than about 25 gsm and a surface that is attached to the surface of the first... Agent:

20120197228 - Urine absorbing article: A urine receiving pad 1 has a substantially rectangular bag body 10. The bag body 10 has a side edge portion 16 extending in a lengthwise direction thereof, and a top edge portion 15 connected to the side edge portion 16 and extending in a widthwise direction perpendicular to the... Agent:

20120197229 - Sacral wound dressing and method of manufacturing a wound therapy device: A sacral wound therapy device which includes a backing material having an outer surface that is wipeable. A method of manufacturing a wound therapy device wherein a portion of a release liner remains on the backing material throughout at least a portion of the manufacturing process.... Agent: Kalypto Medical, Inc.

20120197230 - Sanitary product: A sanitary product for use by women for the absorption of menstrual fluid has a plug and a pad joined by a sheath. The plug is substantially cylindrical so that it fits comfortably in a vaginal cavity. The pad remains outside the vaginal cavity, but has an absorbent layer on... Agent:

20120197231 - Implantable medical device with chemical sensor and related methods: In an embodiment, the invention includes an implantable medical device with a pulse generator and a chemical sensor in communication with the pulse generator, the chemical sensor configured to detect an ion concentration in a bodily fluid. In an embodiment, the invention includes a method for providing cardiac arrhythmia therapy... Agent: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc

20120197233 - Injection arrangement: The invention relates to a pump unit (2), replaceably attachable to a reusable backend (3) of an injection arrangement (1) for delivering a liquid medicament, the pump unit (2) comprising a medicament inlet (2.1), a medicament outlet (2.2) and a peristaltic pump for delivering the liquid medicament from the inlet... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20120197232 - Methods and devices for autoflush syringes: Described herein are syringe devices, systems and methods. In general, the syringe may include a first chamber and a cartridge movable within the first chamber. The cartridge may include a cartridge chamber and a valve in fluid communication with the cartridge chamber and the first chamber and having an open... Agent: Preventiv, Inc.

20120197234 - Delivery methods for a biological pacemaker minimizing source-sink mismatch: The present invention includes methods, systems, devices, and apparatus relating to minimizing source-sink mismatch associated with the application of a biological pacemaker in cardiac tissue. Stable and robust pacemaker activity is achieved by the application of the biological pacemaker at more than one site, in a linear pattern.... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20120197235 - Methods for treating obstructive sleep apnea: The present invention relates to methods for treating obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), alleviating a negative OSA symptom, reducing snoring, or improving quality of life in a subject, comprising administering to the subject an effective amount of a pharmaceutical composition comprising pyridostigmine before sleep. Also provided are related medicaments as well... Agent:

20120197236 - Catheter assembly and method: A catheter assembly includes a wire guide having a helical outer wire and a non-helical core wire slidable within the outer wire between an advanced position and a retracted position. The outer wire includes a steering tip having a medium stiffness and a bending bias, and the core wire includes... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20120197237 - Multi-layer catheter tubes with odor barrier: A multi-layer odor barrier catheter tube for a fecal drainage catheter. The layers of the catheter tube include one or more thermoplastic elastomer layers and one or more odor barrier layers. For example, the catheter tube may comprise an inner thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) layer, an intermediate odor barrier film layer,... Agent: Hollister Incorporated

20120197238 - Medical pump with fixed stroke length: A method comprises measuring a volume of fluid delivered per pump stroke for each of a plurality of substantially identical medical pumps. The substantially identical medical pumps each have a fixed stroke length. The method further comprises: storing indications of the measured volumes on one or more data storage mediums;... Agent: Medtronic, Inc

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