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Surgery September class, title,number 09/12

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09/27/2012 > 63 patent applications in 42 patent subcategories. class, title,number

20120245504 - Devices and methods to deliver, retain and remove a separating device in an intussuscepted hollow organ: The present invention is an improved separating device for providing the malabsorptive component of a minimally invasive weight reduction system. This device may be a sleeve, liner, or tubular sheath that alters absorption of compositions through walls of hollow organs (stomach, intestines). The improvement involves better long-term retention through the... Agent: Hourglass Technologies, Inc.

20120245505 - Intracameral devices for sustained delivery: Described herein are intracameral drug and/or therapeutic bioactive agent delivery devices comprising a substantially cylindrical structure for at least partial placement into the anterior chamber of an eye The intracameral delivery devices have a sustained release material associated with at least a portion of the device and at least one... Agent:

20120245506 - Combination of an oxidant, a photosensitizer and a wound healing agent for oral disinfection and treatment of oral disease: The present document describes methods of use of photo activated compositions for oral disinfection and/or treatments which comprise at least one oxidant, at least one photoactivator capable of activating the oxidant, and at least one healing factor chosen from hyaluronic acid, glucosamine and allantoin, in association with a pharmacologically acceptable... Agent:

20120245507 - Pharmacokinetics of iontophoretic sumatriptan administration: Improved pharmacokinetic profiles for the iontophoretic delivery of sumatriptan are described.... Agent:

20120245508 - Synthesis of chlorins and phorbines with enhanced red spectral features: p

20120245509 - Medical devices for clearing a surgical site: An apparatus and method for clearing of a surgical site during the performance of a medical procedure where a single phase wash fluid, which has been conditioned, is directed at the surgical site to inhibit or prevent harm to the body tissue as unwanted debris is blown away from the... Agent:

20120245510 - Adhesiolysis system: Methods and apparatus for creating and maintaining a progressive pneumoperitoneum over a prolonged duration of time are provided. In some aspects, an apparatus may include a first elongate member having a proximal end, a distal end, and a first lumen extending from the distal end to the proximal end. The... Agent:

20120245511 - Trocar assembly with pneumatic sealing: A trocar assembly for creating a pneumatic seal during a minimally-invasive surgical procedure. The trocar assembly including an elongated body having a lumen extending therethrough. The proximal end portion of the body defining a housing. A fluid supply plenum is defined in the housing configured to deliver pressurized insufflation fluid... Agent: Surgiquest, Inc

20120245512 - Non-linear free state catheter: Devices and methods are disclosed to conduct fluid away from or deliver fluid to an area of a treatment site of a patient's body. For example, a catheter is provided having a terminal end with a non-linear shape such that fluid is delivered to or drained from an area of... Agent: Vital 5, LLC

20120245513 - Dialysis catheter: A dialysis catheter is provided which makes it possible to improve patency without reducing the ease of insertion, while also making it possible to effectively suppress the “clinging phenomenon”. The dialysis catheter has a first portion provided with a thickened part which increases the thickness of the peripheral wall of... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20120245514 - Automatically indentifying therapy delivery component connected to implantable medical device: A therapy delivery component is connected to an IMD with a coupling that has a known physical property, based upon which the type and/or connection status of the therapy delivery component is automatically identified.... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20120245515 - System and methods for medicament infusion: System for trans-dermal delivery of doses of a medicament, comprising a delivery device to be placed in dermal contact with a patient, the delivery device comprising a reservoir for holding a medicament to be delivered, a trans-dermal injection element for delivering doses of the medicament to the patient, a control... Agent:

20120245516 - Administering apparatus with functional drive element: An apparatus for administering a fluid product, including a housing, a product member for accomodating the fluid product and/or a reservoir for the fluid product, which product member can be moved relative to the housing from a start position to an inserted position along a longitudinal axis of the housing,... Agent: Tecpharma Licensing Ag

20120245517 - Dual lumen bond for vascular closure device and methods: A vascular closure device that includes an inflation tube, a flashback tube, a dual lumen tube, a bond portion, and an inflatable balloon. The inflation tube defines an inflation lumen. The flashback tube defines a flashback lumen. The dual lumen tube has first and second lumens and is positioned distal... Agent: St. Jude Medical Puerto Rico LLC

20120245518 - Pharmaceutical composition for the treatment of bladder disorders: The invention relates to pharmaceutical compositions with activity against disorders of urogenital system of mammals which comprises a zinc-hyaluronan complex as active ingredient and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier and/or additive. The process for the preparation of said pharmaceutical compositions as well as the therapeutic use thereof for the treatment and... Agent: Ritcher Gedeon Nyrt.

20120245519 - Enteral feeding catheter device with an indicator: A balloon catheter device includes a catheter having a proximal end, a distal end, and catheter walls defining a catheter lumen. An inflatable balloon is located at a distal end of the catheter and is inflated through an inflation valve located on a base. An internal cavity is defined in... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc.

20120245521 - Reinforced balloon catheter: One embodiment of the present invention discloses a balloon catheter employing a reinforced, co-axial, duel lumen design. In certain embodiments, at least one of the lumens is formed of a multilayer, tubular element in which one of the layers functions, in part, to provide radial reinforcement to the tubular element.... Agent: Microvention, Inc.

20120245520 - Spiral perfusion dilatation balloon for use in valvuloplasty procedure: A balloon dilatation catheter for use in a valvuloplasty procedure includes a catheter shaft and a spiral perfusion balloon mounted thereon. The perfusion balloon is formed from an inflatable tube that is in fluid communication with a catheter shaft inflation lumen. The inflatable tube is coiled into a series of... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.

20120245522 - 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.

20120245523 - 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.

20120245524 - 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.

20120245525 - Syringe pump rapid occlusion detection system: An apparatus and method for detecting an occlusion in a downstream fluid line of a medical pump in relation to increased pressure in the downstream fluid line between the beginning and the end of each interval of a series of intervals of operation of the pump even if one or... Agent: Smiths Medical Asd, Inc.

20120245526 - Low profile introducer apparatus: An introducer apparatus includes an outer sleeve and an inner cannula received within the lumen of the outer sleeve. The outer sleeve has a profile such that at least a portion of the distal end of the outer sleeve tapers in the distal direction at an angle not exceeding about... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20120245527 - Introducer valve: The present invention is directed to a novel valve for an introducer and a method for using the introducer valve to facilitate the insertion of one or more medical devices into a patient's body. The introducer valve of the present invention includes two or more valves seals adapted to form... Agent: Galt Medical

20120245529 - Anchoring device for a line in a skull bore hole: An anchoring device for anchoring a line in a skull bore hole comprises a base part and a cover that tightly closes the base part. The base part has a fastening element for fastening the base part in the bore hole and a passage opening for feeding the line from... Agent: Carag Ag

20120245528 - Catheter with porous cuff: Disclosed is a catheter that includes a porous element. In one embodiment, the porous element comprises the same polymeric material as the catheter shaft. In another embodiment, the porous element comprises a porous polyurethane material.... Agent: Navilyst Medical, Inc.

20120245530 - Method and apparatus for dose measurement: The present disclosure relates to devices for use in conjunction with a syringe in measuring a dose using the syringe. In certain embodiments, a clip is provided that includes an elongated portion for insertion into a barrel of a syringe and a locking portion that locks onto a feature of... Agent: William Marsh Rice University

20120245531 - Antiseptic cap with thread cover: A syringe assembly including: (1) a syringe barrel defining a chamber; (2) a plunger mounted in the chamber and moveable with respect to the barrel; and (3) a cap assembly containing a cap and an absorbent material is removably attached to the plunger.... Agent:

20120245532 - Injection device comprising a dosing mechanism for limiting a dosage setting: An injection device including a dosage setting element and a first element which is coupled to the dosage setting element and can be rotated relative to another, second element when a dosage is being set and is rotationally fixed relative to the second element when a dosage is being delivered,... Agent:

20120245533 - Sleeve valve catheters: A catheter body includes an exit port over which a pressure responsive sleeve is formed that allows material to exit a lumen of the catheter body at a given pressure. In one embodiment, a surface of the sleeve is approximately flush with a surface of the catheter body.... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20120245534 - Drug delivery electrode with temporary fill tube: An ear implant electrode device is described. An implantable electrode array has an outer surface with electrode contacts for electrically stimulating adjacent neural tissue. There is a fluid delivery channel within the electrode array for delivering a therapeutic fluid through one or more fluid delivery ports on the outer surface.... Agent: Med-el Elektromedizinische Geraete Gmbh

20120245535 - Medical closure device: A medical closure device serves for coupling to a discharge opening of a device protruding from a mammalian body. The medical closure device includes a coupling part for engaging a part of the device protruding from the mammalian body. The coupling part is a circumferential flexible member delimiting a coupling... Agent: Ostomycure As

20120245536 - Implantable vascular access system: The invention relates to implantable vascular access ports that can release agents such as antibiotics, anti-thrombogenics and anti-proliferatives. The invention also relates to ports having locking mechanisms that prevent accidental disengagement, and structures that facilitate surgical implantation and provide for long-term stability and use of the port.... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20120245538 - Transdermal therapeutic system for the administration of peptides: The invention relates to a transdermal therapeutic system (TTS) which is suited for the administration of a peptide to a patient through skin treated with ablation. The transdermal therapeutic system incorporates a back layer and an active substance-containing layer that includes at least one peptide and a carrier substance.... Agent:

20120245537 - Transdermal therapeutic system having stabilized membrane: The invention relates to a transdermal therapeutic system made of the following layers: a carrier layer (T), an active ingredient layer (R), a membrane layer (M) and optionally an adhesive layer (K), wherein the carrier layer (T) is impenetrable to the active substance and to water, the active substance layer... Agent: Lts Lohmann Therapie-systeme Ag

20120245539 - Lacrimal implants including split and insertable drug core: Lacrimal implants providing secure, wedgable retention within a lacrimal punctum and associated canaliculus of an eye are disclosed. The lacrimal implants can comprise an implant body, including first and second portions, extending from a proximal end of the first portion to a distal end of the second portion. The second... Agent: Qlt Inc.

20120245540 - Apparatuses, methods, and compositions for the treatment and prophylaxis of chronic wounds: According to an illustrative embodiment a method to promote healing of a wound is provided comprising contacting the wound with a biologically active composition comprising a lipoic acid derivative and gelatin. In another embodiment a topical composition is provided, which can be formulated as a homogenous mixture, such as a... Agent:

20120245541 - Defecation detection apparatus: A defecation detection apparatus including: a feces/urine receiving member that is placed to face the body of a wearer and that receives discharged feces and urine; a urine suction device that is detachably attached to the feces/urine receiving member and that can sucks urine discharged in the feces/urine receiving member;... Agent:

20120245542 - Defecation/urination determination apparatus: A defecation/urination determination apparatus including: a feces/urine receiving member that is placed to face a body of a wearer and receives discharged feces and urine; a temperature sensor that is placed in the feces/urine receiving member; and a control section that determines by a signal that is output from the... Agent:

20120245543 - Interosmolar fluid removal: Inventions are disclosed that generate osmotic pressure that can be used to remove fluids from a patient. One embodiment involves implanting a reservoir that has a semipermeable membrane sidewall. The reservoir contains trapped osmotic solutes that can not pass out through the membrane. But fluid from the patient can flow... Agent: Equilibrate, LLC

20120245544 - Faecal incontinence collector: v

20120245545 - Disposable absorbent article having side panels with structurally, functionally and visually different regions: A disposable absorbent article worn about the lower torso of a wearer includes at least one pair of side panels connecting a first waist region to a second waist region forming a waist opening and a pair of leg openings. Each side panel includes a waist region, a hip region... Agent:

20120245546 - Disposable absorbent article having side panels with structurally, functionally and visually different regions: A disposable absorbent article worn about the lower torso of a wearer includes at least one pair of side panels connecting a first waist region to a second waist region forming a waist opening and a pair of leg openings. Each side panel includes a waist region, a hip region... Agent:

20120245547 - Incontinence garment: An incontinence garment is provided which includes a front portion, the front portion including a body, a body absorbent, and a body liquid-permeable liner. The body comprises a shell, which may be flexible and semi-rigid, and which is shaped to form a cavity adapted to hold male genitalia. The body... Agent:

20120245548 - Disposable diaper: A disposable diaper includes a side flap and a tape fastener. The tape fastener includes a tape attaching part attached to the side flap and exposed at an outer side face of the side flap. The side flap includes a leg periphery side region positioned closer to a leg of... Agent: Unicharm Corporation

20120245549 - Disposable diaper: A disposable diaper includes: a main body having a liquid-permeable topsheet, a liquid-impermeable outer sheet an absorber provided between the topsheet and the outer sheet, and a gather. The gather includes a plurality of elastic members arranged in a width direction outboard of the absorber. The elastic members are fixed... Agent: Unicharm Corporation

20120245550 - Absorbent article using hook-and-loop fastener: In a hook-and-loop fastener, the female member includes a plurality of lines of fiber dense portions in which the fibrous material has a high basis weight, a plurality of lines of fiber sparse portions provided between the plurality of lines of fiber dense portions, the fibrous material in the fiber... Agent: Unicharm Corporation

20120245552 - Combination therapy: This invention relates to compositions and methods for treating GC-responsive conditions and for reducing and preventing side-effects of GC treatment in patients.... Agent: Pop Test Cortisol LLC

20120245551 - Medical connector: A medical connector for use with one or more medical implements. In some embodiments, the connector minimizes or eliminates the retrograde flow of fluid into the connector from one end or port upon the disconnection of a medical implement from the other end or port. In some embodiments, the connector... Agent: Icu Medical, Inc.

20120245555 - Blood tube section for extracorporeally carrying blood, extracorporeal blood circuit, treatment apparatus as well as methods: The present invention relates to a blood tube section for extracorporeally carrying blood during a blood treatment of a patient, wherein the blood tube section comprises at least one device for conveying blood, a drug solution or a liquid mixture within the blood tube section by deforming the tube diameter... Agent: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland Gmbh

20120245553 - Intragastric volume occupying device with active agents: An implantable intragastric volume occupying device system is provided which generally includes a volume occupying device and an active agent, for example, a metabolic agent or satiety inducing agent. The volume occupying device may be structured to contain the agent and permit controlled release of the agent to the patient... Agent: Allergan, Inc.

20120245554 - Micro-infusion system: Infusion systems according to the present invention provide a medical fluid infusion system operable at a relatively wide range of flow rates while simultaneously maintaining a high degree of accuracy and predictability through employing specific flow path architecture, flow path dimensional ranges, and pump control parameters, such as voltage, frequency,... Agent: K & Y Corporation

20120245556 - System, method and computer program product for adjustment of insulin delivery in diabetes using nominal open-loop profiles: A method, system and computer program product for correcting a nominal treatment strategy of a subject with diabetes. The method, system and computer program product may be configured for providing input whereby the input may include: open-loop therapy settings for the subject, data about glycemic state of the subject; and... Agent: University Of Virginia Patent Foundation

20120245559 - Grip for self-injectable device: The present invention, in one embodiment, is a gripping apparatus to ergonomically grip a self-injectable device (such as, for example, an insulin pen) to thereby provide a user's fingers with a gripping means on the self-injectable device so that the combination of the apparatus with the self-injectable device facilitates one-handed... Agent:

20120245557 - Laminar injection apparatus and method: A laminar injection apparatus may include a slider layer, a needle flexibly coupled to the slider layer, a medication reservoir in fluid communication with the needle, and a needle guiding layer comprising an aperture for deflecting the needle from a substantially horizontal orientation to a substantially vertical orientation in response... Agent:

20120245558 - Self-injection device: A self-injection device (101) for delivering a medicament includes a housing (111), and a needle (103) connected to the housing (111). A compressible reservoir (121) is connected to the housing (111) and is in fluid communication with a needle (103) such that compressing the reservoir (121) delivers medicament from the... Agent:

20120245561 - Intraventricular drug delivery system for improving outcome after a brain injury affecting cerebral blood flow: The described invention provides a flowable sustained release microparticulate composition, a kit for treating at least one cerebral artery in a subarachnoid space at risk of interruption due to a brain injury, a method of preparing the composition, and a method for treating an interruption of a cerebral artery in... Agent:

20120245560 - Multi-vessel computer control drug delivery: Apparatus for combining and subcutaneously injecting a mixture of drug and other liquid such as a buffering solution, uses cartridges with cylinders containing the drug and other liquid, and pistons pushable toward discharge ends of the cylinders for discharging the liquids. A drive unit housing with motor therein is activated... Agent:

20120245562 - Catheter having a spiral slit: A catheter having a catheter body with a lumen and a distal lumen opening. The catheter's lumen extends through the catheter body along a longitudinal axis of the catheter body. A spiral slit is formed through a wall of the catheter body.... Agent: Becton, Dickinson And Company

20120245563 - High flow catheters: A catheter that comprises a hub, an elongated conduit, and at least one lumen therein. The lumen includes a proximal lumen section, a distal lumen section, and an intermediate lumen section extending between the proximal and distal lumen sections. The cross-sectional dimension of the intermediate lumen section is less than... Agent: Navilyst Medical, Inc.

20120245564 - Drug delivery connectors: Devices having male connectors for preventing connection to non-compatible female connectors are described. An exemplary male connector includes an elongate tip and a collar disposed coaxially around the elongate tip including a plurality of ribs disposed on either an inside surface or an outside surface of the collar for preventing... Agent: Becton, Dickinson And Company

20120245565 - Method for delivering gene and cell therapy to a tumor or targeted site using an implanted metronomic biofeedback pump: A method for utilizing a controlled pump implanted into a patient connected to a multilumen catheter allowing delivery to and sampling from the brain or other organ for treatment of a cancer. The pump delivers a plurality of medicating agents, including viral and non-viral vectors for gene therapy and cell... Agent: Pharmaco-kinesis Corporation

20120245566 - Reduced size implantable pump: A variable hydraulic resistor for use with implantable pumps is disclosed. The variable hydraulic resistor according to the present invention is particularly useful in varying the flow rate of a medication fluid from an otherwise constant flow implantable pump. An implantable pump is also disclosed, which does not require a... Agent: Palyon Medical (bvi) Limited

  
09/20/2012 > 73 patent applications in 51 patent subcategories. class, title,number

20120238935 - Method for assessing a patient's fluid status and/or sensitivity to fluid removal, controller, and devices: The present invention relates to a method for assessing a patient's sensitivity to fluid removal from the patient's vascular system or to fluid replacement or addition with regard to the patient's hydration state, the method comprising the step of determining a value reflecting the distribution of fluid between at least... Agent:

20120238936 - System, devices, and methods for real-time monitoring of cerebrospinal fluid for markers of progressive conditions: Systems, devices, methods, and compositions are described for providing real-time monitoring of cerebrospinal fluid for markers of progressive conditions.... Agent: Searete LLC, A Limited Liability Corporation Of The State Of Delaware

20120238940 - Cyclooxygenase inhibitor and calcium channel antagonist compositions and methods for use in urological procedures: Compositions of a cyclooxygenase inhibitor and a calcium channel antagonist in a liquid carrier. The composition may be administered the urinary tract during urological diagnostic, interventional, surgical and other medical procedures. One disclosed composition comprises ketoprofen and nifedipine in a liquid irrigation carrier, and includes a solubilizing agent, stabilizing agents... Agent: Omeros Corporation

20120238939 - Device for irradiating actinic radiation of different wavelengths: Described is a device for irradiating a body with actinic radiation. The device comprises one or more elements allowing the person to stand, sit or lie in a position allowing said actinic radiation to impinge on at least a part of the body; one or more elements allowing control of... Agent: Jk-holding Gmbh

20120238938 - Method and apparatus for the delivery of photo-chemical (cross-linking) treatment to corneal tissue: Systems and methods for delivering and infusing formulations containing riboflavin or its analogues, or other ophthalmic formulations, into corneal tissue are disclosed. Systems and methods are further disclosed to cross-link the corneal tissue through exposure to UVA irradiation. The systems and methods for formulation delivery employ micro-needle array delivery devices.... Agent: Seros Medical, LLC

20120238937 - Method of treating keloids or hypertrophic scars using antisense compounds targeting connective tissue growth factor (ctgf): This invention provides methods of preventing formation of, or treating, fibrotic lesions, including skin scars such as keloids and hypertrophic scars which comprise administering to the subject by one or more injection a compound which comprises a modified oligonucleotide, such as a modified antisense oligonucleotide, siRNA, or oligodeoxyribonucleotide, which inhibits... Agent:

20120238942 - Transdermal therapeutic system for the administration of peptides: The invention relates to a transdermal therapeutic system (TTS), which is suited for the administration of a peptide to a patient through skin treated with ablation. The transdermal therapeutic system includes a back layer and an active substance-containing layer that contains at least one peptide and a carrier substance, preferably... Agent:

20120238941 - Treatment of alopecia by micropore delivery of stem cells: A method of restoring hair to skin that has suffered hair loss includes optically ablating an array of spaced-apart microchannels or voids into the skin and transplanting into the voids stem cells, a scaffold and a differentiation factor for causing the stem cells to differentiate into hair follicles.... Agent: Reliant Technologies, Inc.

20120238944 - Device for actively removing a target cell from blood or lymph of a vertebrate subject: Devices, systems, and methods are described herein for controlling the level of one or more target cell types in the blood fluid and/or lymph fluid of a vertebrate subject. Devices, systems, and methods are provided that include a body defining at least one lumen configured for fluid flow; at least... Agent: Searete LLC, A Limited Liability Corporation Of The State Of Delaware

20120238945 - Device for actively removing a target cell from blood or lymph of a vertebrate subject: Devices, systems, and methods are described herein for controlling the level of one or more target cell types in the blood fluid and/or lymph fluid of a vertebrate subject. Devices, systems, and methods are provided that include a body defining at least one lumen configured for fluid flow; at least... Agent: Searete LLC, A Limited Liability Corporation Of The State Of Delaware

20120238943 - Methods of electric field induced delivery of compounds, compositions used in delivery, and systems of delivery: In accordance with the purpose(s) of the present disclosure, as embodied and broadly described herein, embodiments of the present disclosure, in one aspect, relate to methods of delivering a compound, a composition, and the like.... Agent: The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University

20120238946 - Ultrasound catheter and methods for making and using same: Ultrasound catheter devices and methods provide enhanced disruption of blood vessel obstructions. Generally, ultrasound catheters include an elongate flexible catheter body with one or more lumens, an ultrasound transmission member extending longitudinally through the catheter body lumen and, in some embodiments, a guidewire tube extending through the lumen. A distal... Agent: Flowcardia, Inc.

20120238947 - Charged hydrator: A charged hydration device and a method of filling the hydration device so the charged hydration that can be mounted to a medical apparatus that provides insufflation fluid to a body cavity either immediately prior to the medical procedure or during a medical procedure with the charged hydration device including... Agent:

20120238948 - Device for actively removing a target cell from blood or lymph of a vertebrate subject: Devices, systems, and methods are described herein for controlling the level of one or more target cell types in the blood fluid and/or lymph fluid of a vertebrate subject. Devices and systems are provided that include a body defining at least one lumen configured for fluid flow; at least one... Agent:

20120238949 - Automated catheter length determination for implantable fluid delivery device: Disclosed are methods and systems for automatically estimating the length of an implantable catheter by measuring the pressure decay response to pumping fluid through the catheter. The decay time for a unit fluid pressure pulse generated within the catheter is proportional to the catheter length, i.e. as the catheter length... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20120238950 - Temperature-sensitive packaging closures: A device containing a temperature-sensitive material comprises a first part containing the material, a second part which engages the first part and allows, or can be disengaged or displaced to allow, the material to be dispensed or utilised, a locking means, and a temperature-sensitive activator for the locking means that... Agent: Milan Innovation Ltd.

20120238951 - Multi-chamber mixture dispensing system: Disclosed is a dispensing system a dispenser having a first chamber containing a first material and a second chamber containing a second material. The dispenser is configured to selectively retract one of the chambers at least partially within the other to transition the dispenser between an extended position and a... Agent:

20120238952 - Endoluminal surgical tool with small bend radius steering section: An endoluminal surgical instrument has first and second steering controls on a handle. A flexible shaft attached to the handle has a distal steerable end including a first link and a second link separated by a plurality of intermediate links. First and second steering elements, such as pairs of steering... Agent: Usgi Medical, Inc.

20120238953 - Biopsy spacer device and method of operation: A breast cavity spacer device, such as for use with a percutaneous lumpectomy, is provided. The device includes a body having a projection on one end. The body has a bore extending there through. A catheter is disposed at least partially within the bore. A balloon member is fluidly coupled... Agent: Western New England University

20120238954 - Expandable apparatus for medical treatment: An expandable apparatus for medical treatment is provided. The expandable apparatus includes an expandable member, an air tube, a connector, a main body, a front cap and a long needle. The air tube guides air into the expandable member. The connector is coupled to the air tube to guide air... Agent: Bmkorea Co., Ltd

20120238955 - Flexible container with insert part: A flexible container for storing a liquid medicament comprises a container wall consisting of two wall sheets of flexible material that are sealed together is disclosed. The container may comprise a storage compartment for the liquid medicament, and an access opening on one of the wall sheets. The storage compartment... Agent: Roche Diagnostics International Ag

20120238956 - Microaccess kit comprising a tapered needle: The present technology is directed to introducer needle assemblies comprising a tapered needle; as well as to kits comprising a tapered needle, a guidewire and a dilator and sheath; as well as to methods of introducing a dilator to the interior of a patient's body as part of an interventional... Agent: Terumo Medical Corporation

20120238957 - Surgical sealing element holder for holding a surgical sealing element and surgical sealing system: In order to improve a surgical sealing element holder for holding a surgical sealing element of a surgical sealing system comprising a trocar with a trocar sleeve, the sealing element having an insertion opening which can be widened, such that a sealing element of the sealing system can be replaced... Agent: Aesculap Ag

20120238958 - Adjustable diameter hemostatic valve: A hemostatic valve device for use in inserting an interventional device into a body lumen of a patient. The valve device includes a housing that defines a cavity between first and second end openings. A valve structure is disposed within the cavity, and defines a variable diameter channel for receiving... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20120238959 - Biased internal bolster for a medical device: A catheter and internal bolster for securing the catheter or other medical device within a body of a patient. In one embodiment, the catheter comprises an elongate catheter tube that defines at least one lumen and an internal bolster disposed proximate a distal end of the catheter tube. The internal... Agent: C.r. Bard, Inc.

20120238960 - Drug delivery device and set of a drug delivery device and a plurality of mountable elements: A drug delivery device is configured to receive a cartridge containing a drug. The drug delivery device comprises a content display for displaying information related to one of the cartridge and the drug contained in the cartridge. The content display is configured to selectively display at least two different pieces... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20120238961 - Removal of needle shields from syringes and automatic injection devices: Exemplary embodiments provide a needle shield remover that reliably engages with a distal cap of an automatic injection device and with one or more needle shields coupled to a syringe of the device. When a user removes the distal cap, the needle shield remover reliably removes the needle shields (e.g.,... Agent:

20120238962 - Safety shield system for a single use flexible-type compression syringe, and injection device: A safety shield system (60) for a compression syringe (10) having a compressible reservoir (46), a needle cannula (12) for fluid communication with the reservoir (46) and having a forward tip (16), the safety shield system (60) having at least a holder shield portion (62) designed to be attached to... Agent:

20120238963 - Indicating device: A dispensing device for dispensing metered dosages of a medicament from a container includes a dispenser housing having a support block defining a longitudinal axis and an indicator housing disposed at least partially around the support block. An actuator includes a central, cylindrical hub portion adapted to be engaged by... Agent:

20120238964 - Sleeve valve catheters: A catheter body includes an exit port over which a pressure responsive sleeve is formed that allows material to exit a lumen of the catheter body at a given pressure. In one embodiment, a surface of the sleeve is approximately flush with a surface of the catheter body.... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20120238965 - Manual switch for a closed suction tube: A manual switch has a body, a button, a valve rod and a biasing member. The body has a valve mount having multiple holding ribs. The valve rod is mounted slidably in the valve mount, is pressed by the button and has a valve rod, a mounting tube and an... Agent:

20120238966 - Needle tip guard for percutaneous entry needles: A needle tip protective device for use with percutaneous entry needles. In one embodiment, the needle tip protective device includes a needle guard slidably mounted on a hypodermic needle, the latter having a needle tip located at the distal end thereof, and a change of profile formed medially there along.... Agent: B. Braun Melsungen Ag

20120238967 - Infusion system having filtration device and method: An infusion system includes an infusion catheter defining a fluid passage extending between a proximal catheter end and a distal catheter end, and having a plurality of infusion ports in communication with the fluid passage and defining an infusion zone. A filtration device is provided which may be retrofitted upon... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20120238968 - Apparatus and method for accessing an intrapericardial space: A medical device is disclosed herein that is configured to engage and penetrate a pericardial sac. The device includes an outer tubular body, an inner tubular body, and a helical tissue engagement member. The outer tubular body includes a proximal end, a distal end and a lumen extending between the... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.

20120238969 - Device and method for topical application of therapeutics or cosmetic compositions: This invention relates to devices and methods for safely reconstituting and administering topical therapeutic or cosmetic compositions. The topical applicator according to the invention is particularly well suited for storing, reconstituting, and administering or applying highly toxic substances.... Agent: Revance Therapeutics, Inc

20120238970 - Abuse resistant transdermal drug delivery patch including a release-enhanced antagonist: A transdermal drug delivery patch has an excipient matrix containing an agonist for administration across the skin of a user, with the matrix further containing a plurality of spaced apart hollow cilia filled with an antagonist, whereby if an abuser attempts to physically remove the agonist the cilia will break... Agent:

20120238972 - Medical suction devices and methods of use: Devices for controlling the level of suction to a patient in a hospital suction collection system are disclosed. The hospital collection system includes a conduit arranged to be coupled to the patient and a wall plate coupled to a source of suction and to which the device will be connected.... Agent: Boehringer Laboratories LLC

20120238974 - Reduced-pressure system and method employing a gasket: A reduced-pressure treatment system for treating a tissue site on a patient includes a gasket releasably attached around a perimeter of the tissue site that may remain in place for an extended time and allows an over-drape to be attached to it. The system and method further may include a... Agent:

20120238971 - Shape and pressure adjustable dressing for blisters and puncture wounds: A dressing for application over a wound on a surface of the skin of a patient. The dressing including: a pressure applying portion positioned over the wound; an adhesive portion positioned proximate to the pressure applying portion for fixing the pressure applying portion to the skin; and a potential energy... Agent: Omnitek Partners LLC

20120238973 - Surgical method: The present invention relates to a method at surgical operations applying negative pressure wound treatment as a post-surgical event, whereby the pressure around an organ or tissue is distributed by applying an open cell structure around the organ or tissue avoiding a move of the organ or tissue as such.... Agent: Shieldheart Medtech Ab

20120238975 - Removable inlet manifold for a medical/surgical waste collection system, the manifold include a backflow prevention valve that seats on a portion of the manifold: A removable manifold for a medical/surgical waste collection system. The manifold is dimensioned to be mounted to a receiver integral with the system. The manifold includes a includes at least one fitting through which waste is drawn into the manifold. The fitting opens through an inlet port into a void... Agent:

20120238976 - Male urine collection and storage device: A urine collection system and storage devices adapted for a male which can be worn under clothes during typical daily activities. The system includes a device having a having a modified condom-collector for attachment to a penis leading into a detachable reservoir, as well as an application sheath and sizers... Agent:

20120238977 - Disposable diaper: On the back sheet side, back-side recessed portions recessed toward the top sheet are provided in a surface of the absorber of the disposable diaper. The back-side recessed portions include multiple grooves, which are continuous in the longitudinal direction L of the absorber. The back-side recessed portions is visible from... Agent: Unicharm Corporation

20120238978 - Fluid permeable structured fibrous web: A disposable absorbent article having a fluid permeable structured fibrous web with thermally stable, fibers that are thermally bonded together using heat provides a base substrate that is thermally stable. The base substrate is textured via mechanical treatment producing a structured fibrous web having an aged caliper of less than... Agent:

20120238979 - Structured fibrous web: A disposable absorbent article having a structured fibrous web, with thermally stable, hydrophilic fibers that are thermally bonded together using heat provides a base substrate that is thermally stable. The base substrate is textured via mechanical treatment to increase its thickness and optionally modified via over bonding to improve its... Agent:

20120238980 - Absorbent article with improved tear resistance and softness: A disposable absorbent article may comprise a chassis and an ear. The chassis comprises a liquid permeable topsheet, a backsheet, and an absorbent core disposed between the topsheet and backsheet. The ear comprises an elastomeric material and a first substrate joined to the elastomeric material. The ear has a first... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company

20120238981 - Fluid permeable structured fibrous web: A disposable absorbent article having a fluid permeable structured fibrous web with thermally stable, fibers that are thermally bonded together using heat provides a base substrate that is thermally stable. The base substrate is textured via mechanical treatment producing a structured fibrous web having an aged caliper of less than... Agent:

20120238982 - Structured fibrous web: A disposable absorbent article having a structured fibrous web, with thermally stable, hydrophilic fibers that are thermally bonded together using heat provides a base substrate that is thermally stable. The base substrate is textured via mechanical treatment to increase its thickness and optionally modified via over bonding to improve its... Agent:

20120238983 - Substrate comprising a composition reducing the adherence of feces or menses to the skin: A composition applied on a substrate comprised by, or forming, or used for manufacturing of, a disposable absorbent article may be used for reducing the adherence of feces or menses to the human skin. The composition deposited on the substrate does not affect negatively the manufacturing process of the disposable... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company

20120238985 - Articles with overfolded and attached side margins: An article such as an article to be worn on the lower torso of a wearer, such as pants or diapers. The article has a flexible faeces separation member, such as a faeces trap sheet, which is attached in a particular way such that an effective separation of faeces and... Agent: Concepts For Success (c4s)

20120238984 - Disposable absorbent articles with an embossed topsheet: The present disclosure relates to absorbent articles with embossed topsheets. Such absorbent articles may be fabricated with a continuous topsheet web having a first surface and an opposing second surface advanced in a machine direction. A liquid acquisition layer and an absorbent core are combined with the continuous topsheet web.... Agent:

20120238986 - Absorbent article having a fit guide: An absorbent article having a longitudinal centerline and adapted to be worn in an undergarment having a crotch portion bounded on opposite sides by portions of curved leg openings. The absorbent article comprises a main body portion, the main body portion comprising a liquid pervious body-facing surface, a liquid impervious... Agent:

20120238987 - Disposable diaper: Front and rear waist regions of a diaper having a waist-hole of which a peripheral edge is elastically stretchable in a circumferential direction respectively include covering zones and elastic zones adapted to be stretchable beyond lengths of the covering zones in the circumferential direction.... Agent: Uni-charm Corporation

20120238990 - Resilient tampon and method for making: o

20120238989 - Disposable diaper: A disposable diaper includes: a main body, a side flap, and a pair of fastening tapes. The main body includes a liquid permeable topsheet, a liquid impermeable outer sheet, and an absorber between the topsheet and the outer sheet. The side flap covers one of edge portions of the main... Agent: Unicharm Corporation

20120238988 - Elastic composite for a disposable absorbent garment, and a system and process for making the elastic composite and a garment having the elastic composite: A method is provided for making an elastic composite for incorporation into a disposable absorbent garment. An elastic element applicator is provided that is configured to move a section of a continuous strand of elastic element generally about a plane. A first web of material is conveyed in a first... Agent: Dsg Technology Holdings Ltd.

20120238992 - Anchoring apparatus and methods for use: An apparatus for securing an implantable lead within tissue of a patient includes a base adapted to be secured to a patient's skull adjacent a craniotomy. The base has an upper surface and a lower surface with a central passage therebetween. The central passage is adapted to receive the implantable... Agent: Cranial Medical, Inc.

20120238995 - Medicament dispensing devices and methods: A medicament dispensing device including a substantially rigid carpule body which has a dispensing end and an actuation end opposite the dispensing end. The carpule body is substantially tubular and thus defines a carpule bore. The device further includes a plunger operatively disposed within the carpule bore having a plunger... Agent: Cyto-biotics, LLC

20120238996 - Methods of treating cardiac arrhythmia: Methods and apparatus of embodiments of the invention are adapted to treat tissue inside a patient's body. Aspects of the invention can be used in a wide variety of applications, but certain embodiments provide minimally invasive alternatives for treating atrial fibrillation by delivering a tissue-damaging agent to selected areas of... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20120238998 - Octanoate-reduced human albumin: A method is described that improves the transport properties of albumin produced on an industrial scale, wherein the albumin is mixed, during the production process, with substances that saturate the binding points on the albumin. Furthermore, pasteurized and then octanoate-reduced human albumin and therapeutic uses of such albumin is described.... Agent: Csl Behring Gmbh

20120238991 - Pump activated pinch clamp: A system for controlling flow of a fluid in a tube with a controlling device includes a pinch clamp. The pinch clamp has a first leg, a second leg, a connecting region there between, a pinching region, and a first part of a quick release connector. The first leg and... Agent:

20120238997 - System and method for controlling administration of medical fluid: A system for controlling administration of medical fluid includes a fluid passageway to which is attached a first flow regulator, a second flow regulator, and a flow detector. The system also includes a controller for controlling the first and second flow regulators in response to a measurement taken by the... Agent: Carefusion 303, Inc.

20120238993 - Two-piece injectable drug delivery device with heat-cured seal: The invention provides a drug delivery device for one or more drugs. The device has a drug core which is surrounded by an internal and external sheath. The external sheath has a first cap that is permeable to at least one drug in the core. The first cap may comprise... Agent:

20120238994 - Two-piece injectable drug delivery device with heat-cured seal: The invention provides a drug delivery device for latanoprost or latanoprost acid. The device has a core of latanoprost or latanoprost acid which is surrounded by an internal and external sheath. The external sheath has a first cap that is permeable to latanoprost or latanoprost acid. The first cap may... Agent:

20120238999 - Infusion pump systems and methods: Some embodiments of an infusion pump system can include a controller in which one or more features sets to be provided by the controller are enabled or disabled based upon the particular pump device that is connected to the controller. For example, in some embodiments, one or more advanced features... Agent: Asante Solutions, Inc.

20120239000 - Drug delivery method via brain extracellular space and a device thereof: The present invention relates to a method for drug delivery via brain extracellular space (ECS). It includes putting head of patient in an imaging apparatus; generating dynamic images of the brain via the imaging apparatus; delivering drugs into brain ECS of the patient according to the dynamic images and the... Agent:

20120239001 - Loading and release of water-insoluble drugs: A medical device, polymer composition, and method for delivering substantially water-insoluble drugs to tissue at desired locations within the body. At least a portion of the exterior surface of the medical device is provided with a polymer coating. Incorporated in the polymer coating is a solution of at least one... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20120239002 - Catheter with deflectable cap: A catheter system for delivery of a medical implant, the system including a cap removably covering an open distal end of a catheter. An elongate actuator wire is fixedly attached to the cap, extends through a lumen of the catheter, and has a distal region that can assume a pre-formed... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.

20120239003 - Multiple guidewire system: Multiple guidewire systems and methods of using are disclosed. In one illustrative embodiment, a guidewire system may include a first guidewire releasably coupled to a second guidewire such that when the guidewire system is advanced through a vessel, the first guidewire may be coupled to the second guidewire. After the... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20120239004 - Catheter with friction reducing surface shaping: A catheter comprising a tube member having an open and a closed end (7) and either a head (8) at the tube member closed end, having a diameter greater than the tube outer diameter and/or a circumferential neck (12) adjacent the tube member closed end, the neck outer diameter being... Agent: Mk International Pty Ltd

20120239005 - Catheter grip and method: The present invention includes an apparatus for gripping a catheter and methods employing it. The catheter grip can be configured to surround a shaft of a catheter and allow a person to manipulate the catheter without the person touching the insertable length of the catheter. The method includes grasping the... Agent:

20120239006 - External control valve for indwelling urethral catheters: An external control valve such as for an indwelling urethral catheter allows for selectively controlled urination via manual manipulation. The external valve is actuated by palpation as the patient compresses a proximal portion toward a distal portion of the valve. The valve includes a hollow stem having a bore in... Agent:

20120239007 - Implantable devices and methods for treatment of pain by delivery of fentanyl and fentanyl congeners: The invention features devices and methods for treatment of pain. The drug delivery device is a drug delivery system adapted for whole implantation in a subject and to provide pain relief by delivery of fentanyl or a fentanyl congener (e.g., sufentanil) over a protracted period of time (e.g., at least... Agent:

  
09/13/2012 > 73 patent applications in 47 patent subcategories. class, title,number

20120232457 - Systems and methods for homeostatically treating organ disease using local delivery of therapeutic agents: The instant invention encompasses a catheter, comprising: a first expandable occlusion device and a second expandable occlusion device, expandable beyond a wall of the catheter, the first occlusion device and the second occlusion device spaced along the catheter for generating an occluded segment of the blood vessel between the first... Agent: Delcath Systems, Inc.

20120232459 - Devices and methods for endolumenal gastrointestinal bypass: The present invention provides devices and methods for attachment of an endolumenal gastrointestinal device, such as an artificial stoma device, a gastrointestinal bypass sleeve or other therapeutic or diagnostic device, within a patient's digestive tract. In one application of the invention, an endolumenal bypass sleeve is removably attached in the... Agent:

20120232458 - Implantable systems and methods for removing specific impurities from fluids such as blood: Systems and methods utilize semipermeable nanotubes in conjunction with application of controlled electrical potentials across semipermeable nanotube walls allow selective transport of charged impurities (e.g., charged impurities, ions, etc.) from a fluid into these nanotubes. Impurities collected in these nanotubes can then be removed from the fluid, (e.g., blood) as... Agent:

20120232462 - Implantable hydrocephalus shunt system: An implantable hydrocephalus shunt system. The abstract of the disclosure is submitted herewith as required by 37 C.F.R. §1.72(b). As stated in 37 C.F.R. §1.72(b): A brief abstract of the technical disclosure in the specification must commence on a separate sheet, preferably following the claims, under the heading “Abstract of... Agent:

20120232460 - Intraluminal sleeve with active agents: An intraluminal sleeve system is provided, which generally includes an intraluminal sleeve capable of dispensing an active agent to a patient, for example, a metabolic agent or satiety inducing agent. The intraluminal sleeve may be structured to contain the active agent and permit controlled release of the active agent to... Agent: Allergan, Inc.

20120232461 - Systems and methods of controlling flow of bodily fluids: Systems and methods to regulate flow of bodily fluids, such as cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), including a fluid chamber, an inlet port to receive the bodily fluid into the fluid chamber, an outlet port to remove the bodily fluid from the chamber, and a pressure element to regulate the amount of... Agent:

20120232463 - De novo synthesis of bacteriochlorins: to produce the bacteriochlorin, wherein R is an acetal or aldehyde group. The condensing may be carried out in an organic solvent, preferably in the presence of an acid. The bacteriochlorins are useful for a variety of purposes such as active agents in photodynamic therapy, luminescent compounds in flow cytometry,... Agent:

20120232464 - Iontophoretic system for transdermal delivery of active agents for therapeutic and medicinal purposes: An embodiment of a system includes a power source and at least two electrode assembles. The power source that an output current that alternates between a maximum current value and a minimum current value; a pair of electrode assemblies. Each electrode assembly is configured to be held in contact with... Agent:

20120232466 - Ophthalmosurgical measuring device: An ophthalmosurgical measuring device (100) has an irrigation line (4) through which irrigation fluid (3) can be transported and an aspiration line (7) through which aspiration fluid can be transported to a suction pump (8). The ophthalmosurgical measuring device also includes a sensor (10) with which a differential pressure between... Agent:

20120232465 - Ultrasound catheter and methods for making and using same: Ultrasound catheter devices and methods provide enhanced disruption of blood vessel obstructions. Generally, ultrasound catheters include an elongate flexible catheter body with one or more lumens, an ultrasound transmission member extending longitudinally through the catheter body lumen and, in some embodiments, a guidewire tube extending through the lumen. A distal... Agent: Flowcardia, Inc.

20120232467 - Oxygen bath system: The present invention is to offer an oxygen bath system, which supplies highly concentrated oxygen and a mist of liquid at a predetermined pressure value into a chamber, thereby enabling to efficiently cause oxygen and the mist to be absorbed into the skin and the mucous membrane of a human... Agent: Acp Japan Co., Ltd.

20120232468 - Oxygen bath system: The present invention is to offer an oxygen bath system, which supplies a mist of liquid at a predetermined pressure value together with highly concentrated oxygen into a chamber of accommodating a human organism and being foldable, thereby enabling to efficiently cause oxygen and the mist to be absorbed into... Agent: Acp Japan Co., Ltd.

20120232469 - Medical fluid delivery sets and related systems and methods: This disclosure relates to medical fluid delivery sets and related systems and methods. In some aspects of the invention, a medical fluid delivery set includes a syringe connected to a series of interconnected fluid lines. The syringe includes a medical fluid containment cylinder and a plunger assembly that can be... Agent: Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc.

20120232470 - Multi-path catheter: A multi-path catheter includes an elongate tubular member and a withdrawal pathway along which unfiltered fluid is withdrawn in a distal to proximal direction. The withdrawal pathway originates at a distal point and is at least partially defined by the elongate tubular member. The elongate tubular member also defines, at... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20120232471 - Non-invasive radio frequency medical fluid level and volume detection system and method: A medical fluid system includes a medical fluid pump; a container holding a fluid to be pumped by the medical fluid pump, the fluid at a first time having a first conductivity, the fluid at a second time having a second conductivity; and a radio frequency level sensor positioned in... Agent: Baxter International Inc.

20120232472 - Multi-split-tipped catheter: A multilumen catheter with an inflow or an outflow lumen having at least two tube extensions extending from the distal end of the catheter that open into the inflow or outflow lumen. A device to selectively test each of the two tube extensions for occlusion.... Agent:

20120232473 - Storage and dispensing devices for administration of oral transmucosal dosage forms: Dispensing devices and systems for oral transmucosal administration of small volume drug dosage forms to the oral mucosa are provided. The dispensing device may be a single dose applicator (SDA), or an electromechanical device comprising a means for patient identification such as a wrist worn RFID tag and annular bidirectional... Agent: Acelrx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

20120232474 - Drug delivery system and device with cap function: A system comprising first and second drug delivery devices (1) based on the same technology platform, each comprising a main portion (3) with a reservoir holding a type of drug, a drug outlet, and drug expelling means for expelling drug from the reservoir through the drug outlet, as well as... Agent: Novo Nordisk A/s

20120232475 - Directional anchoring mechanism, method and applications thereof: An anchoring mechanism and method for anchoring a device within a biological conduit include an expandable element configured for retaining the device at a desired angle relative to a central axis of the biological conduit. A steering mechanism is preferably provided for orienting the device prior to operation of the... Agent:

20120232476 - Steering system and a catcher system: A steering system (30) comprises two radially oppositely arranged drive wheels (1; 3) for steering a tubular object (5) positioned between the drive wheels (1; 3). The drive wheels (1; 3) each have a wheel rotation axis (40; 42) and each include a plurality of rollers (7) distributed around the... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20120232479 - Balloon catheter and method of manufacture: A tubular catheter support member comprises a plurality of annular segments stacked along a longitudinal axis of the catheter, and a plurality of beams connecting respective annular segments in the stack, wherein the beams meet the respective annular segments at oblique angles, and wherein the beams collectively form a helix... Agent: Stryker Corporation

20120232478 - Catheter with radiopaque coil: A balloon catheter having a radiopaque coil embedded in the catheter's body corresponding to a landmark of the balloon or other location on the catheter body. The radiopaque coil can be viewed under fluoroscopy to located the balloon or other structure of the catheter. The coil can be readily inserted... Agent: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.

20120232477 - Short wire cable catheter: A balloon catheter device (1700) includes an elongate catheter shaft comprising multifilar cable tubing (1706) having a proximal portion and a distal portion. The proximal portion includes a coating (1708) that allows the shaft to provide a patent fluid passage. The distal cable tube end includes a connection structure (1723)... Agent:

20120232481 - Retractable syringe needle assembly: A retractable needle syringe, including a needle stem and breakable ring having a plurality of fingers and grooves. These fingers and grooves are configured to mate with a plurality of ribs and grooves in a syringe barrel distal end to provide anti-rotation of the needle stem with respect to a... Agent:

20120232480 - Retractable syringe with conical frustum tip: A retractable needle syringe having a conical frustum tip configured to selectively attach to a Luer device including an inexpensive commonly found Luer filling needle, and also including an interchangeable needle assembly configured to secure to a needle stem positioned within the conical frustum tip. The conical frustum tip advantageously... Agent:

20120232483 - Retractable syringe with locking plunger: A retractable needle syringe having a plunger rod configured to lock in place after retraction of the needle. The plunger rod distal end has a seal configured to advance past a retaining ledge after retraction of the needle, whereby the retaining ledge restricts or inhibits the plunger from proximal movement.... Agent:

20120232482 - Retractable syringe with segmented retaining ledge: A retractable needle syringe having a segmented retaining ledge at the distal end of the syringe barrel. The retaining ledge has uniformly spaced members configured to enable the retaining ring to break from the needle stem with a reduced plunger engagement force, which provides an improved tactile feeling of the... Agent:

20120232485 - Insulin pump for determining carbohydrate consumption: Methods of regulating blood glucose using an insulin pump are disclosed. A method includes storing a target blood glucose level in the pump. The method also includes receiving a current blood glucose level, and comparing the current blood glucose level to the target blood glucose level. The method further includes,... Agent:

20120232484 - Insulin pump having a food database: A method for calculating a meal bolus in an insulin pump and an insulin pump are disclosed. The insulin pump includes a pump mechanism and a memory configured to store a plurality of food entries in a food database. The insulin pump also includes a programmable circuit arranged to control... Agent:

20120232486 - Insulin pump having a weekly schedule: A method and system for setting an insulin delivery rate for use in a pump is disclosed. The method includes storing one or more daily basal rate patterns in the pump. The method also includes associating one of the daily basal rate patterns with a day of the week. The... Agent:

20120232487 - Directional anchoring mechanism, method and applications thereof: An anchoring mechanism and method for anchoring a device within a biological conduit include an expandable element configured for retaining the device at a desired angle relative to a central axis of the biological conduit. A steering mechanism is preferably provided for orienting the device prior to operation of the... Agent:

20120232488 - Medical article securement device: A medical article securement device 100 holds a medical article 300 such as a catheter hub or a connector fitting in position upon the body of a patient and inhibits movement of the medical article relative to the patient. The medical article 300 includes an elongated body 430, a pair... Agent:

20120232489 - Sealed sterile catheter dressings: Devices and methods are provided for sealing a catheter insertion site to maintain sterility. In one embodiment, a catheter dressing is provided that includes an adhesive plate configured for attachment to the skin of a patient and a flexible sheath that extends proximally from the adhesive plate. The sheath can... Agent:

20120232490 - Medical article securement device: A securement system includes a securement device which permits various medical articles, for example, an indwelling catheter and one or more medical lines, to be fluidly connected to one another. The securement device can be releasably secured relative to an anchor pad which itself is secured to a patient. In... Agent: Venetec International, Inc.

20120232491 - Injection device: An injection device 110 is described having a housing 112 and a cap 130. The injection device 110 houses a syringe 114 having a needle which is sealed by a boot 118. The cap 130 is arranged so that the boot 118 can be connected to the cap 130 whilst... Agent:

20120232492 - Prefilled syringe with a limited-withdrawal plunger rod: A risk of injection liquid contamination due to contact of injection liquid in an injection-liquid filled area in a barrel with the surface in an injection-liquid unfilled area in the barrel by causing a plunger of a prefilled syringe to be inadvertently withdrawn by mishandling which may leads to medical... Agent: Becton, Dickinson And Company

20120232493 - Medical apparatus: A medical vacuum aspiration apparatus (100) includes: a vacuum cylinder (110) closed at a first end by a valve (140), and closed at a second end by a plunger (120) moveable along the cylinder (110), the valve (140) being formed from a flexible nozzle (130) and a releasable nozzle clamp... Agent: Marie Stopes International

20120232494 - Catheter with valve: A catheter with a valve is disclosed that allows smooth flow of a solution when a solution is flowing from the inside of a catheter towards the outside of a catheter and when a solution is flowing from the outside of a catheter towards the inside of a catheter. The... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20120232496 - High flow catheters: A catheter that comprises a hub, an elongated conduit, and at least one lumen therein. The lumen includes a proximal lumen section, a distal lumen section, and an intermediate lumen section extending between the proximal and distal lumen sections. The cross-sectional dimension of the intermediate lumen section is less than... Agent: Navilyst Medical, Inc.

20120232495 - Light weight tube clamp for medical fluids: A system for clamping a tube includes a Bowden cable with an inner member and an outer casing. A first jaw element has a first tube abutment surface, a passage, and a first sliding latch portion. The inner member of the Bowden cable passes through the passage. A second jaw... Agent: Terumo Cardiovascular Systems Corporation

20120232497 - Pinch clamp: A non-reopening clamp including two arms hingedly connected, each arm having a clamping portion such that relative rotation of the arms brings the clamping portions into clamping engagement, wherein the arms include a locking mechanism for locking the clamping portions together. Access to the locking mechanism may be prevented by... Agent:

20120232499 - Systems and methods for preventing septum damage in an intravascular device: Systems and methods to provide an intravenous device having flashback capabilities and features to permit a flashback notch of an introducer needle to bypass a septum of the device without incurring an undesirable contact between the flashback notch of the introducer needle and a related contact surface of the septum.... Agent: Becton, Dickinson And Company

20120232498 - Systems and methods to compensate for compression forces in an intravascular device: A system and method for providing vent channel geometries to compensate for compression forces experienced by a septum within an intravascular device.... Agent: Becton, Dickinson And Company

20120232500 - Needle tip guard: The invention relates to a needle guard for use in a medical device, in particular for use in a catheter device, including a base portion having a needle passage extending in an axial direction from a proximal side of said base portion through said base portion to a distal side... Agent: Poly Medicure Limited

20120232501 - Volume reducing reservoir insert for an infusion port: An access portal is provided including a housing, a body defining a fluid reservoir, and a septum enclosing the fluid reservoir. A stem in fluid communication with the fluid reservoir extends from the fluid reservoir. The access portal also includes a reservoir insert disposed within the fluid reservoir, in which... Agent: Std Med, Inc.

20120232502 - Hydrogel wound dressing for use with suction: A wound dressing comprising: an air-impermeable backing sheet having an aperture for attachment of a suction element; an air-permeable screen layer on a wound facing side of the backing sheet; and a substantially air-impermeable hydrogel layer extending across a wound facing side of said screen layer and joined in substantially... Agent: Systagenix Wound Management (us), Inc.

20120232503 - Methods and devices for aseptic irrigation, urine sampling, and flow control of urine from a catheterized bladder: A urinary catheter connector system having a housing; a catheter connector port supported by the housing and configured to attach to a urinary catheter; a urine exit port supported by the housing and configured to connect to a urine collection device; an irrigation port supported by the housing and configured... Agent:

20120232504 - Multi-layer film and ostomy product made therefrom: A multi-layer, chlorine-free film for use in an ostomy bag or pouch includes a barrier layer formed from a non-chlorine containing amorphous polyamide resin and a maleic anhydride modified olefin or an epoxy modified olefin. The barrier layer is substantially impermeable to malodor causing compounds. Tie layers are a maleic... Agent:

20120232505 - Medical device for use with a stoma: An device including a proximal portion adapted for placement intermediately within a hollow body cavity to capture and divert contents; the proximal portion being expandable from an initial state with an initial diameter, into an expanded state with a diameter greater than the initial diameter for engaging the proximal portion... Agent:

20120232506 - Convex barrier ring: A convex barrier ring, that includes a generally oval shaped body and tapered peripheral end portions, is provided. In use, the convex barrier ring is sealed against peristomal skin surfaces such that the tapered peripheral end portions are aligned with folds or creases in the skin surfaces to reduce leakage... Agent: Hollister Incorporated

20120232508 - Absorbent article: An absorbent article comprising a top sheet, a back sheet and an absorbent laminate disposed between the top sheet and the back sheet, wherein: the absorbent laminate comprises a first absorbent layer and a second absorbent layer provided in this order from the top sheet side, and having a longitudinal... Agent:

20120232507 - Belted absorbent article: A belted absorbent article includes an absorbent structure extending about a first longitudinal axis, the absorbent structure including a topsheet, a backsheet and an absorbent batt disposed between the topsheet and the backsheet, the absorbent structure having a transverse axis dividing the absorbent structure into a front panel terminating in... Agent: Sca Hygiene Products Ab

20120232509 - Substrates having improved crockfastness: An ink-printed substrate comprising a substrate and water-based ink composition printed on the substrate, wherein the ink-printed substrate has an average crockfastness of at least about 2.5 or greater.... Agent:

20120232510 - Absorbent article including a buffer composition: The present invention generally relates to absorbent sanitary articles for absorption of body fluids and in particular to a sanitary article of this type including a buffer composition adapted to adjust the natural pH of the absorbed body fluid to a pH that is compatible with the pH of skin.... Agent:

20120232512 - Disposable absorbent articles with components having both plastic and elastic properties: Absorbent articles having a liquid permeable topsheet, a liquid impermeable backsheet, and an absorbent core disposed between said topsheet and said backsheet are disclosed. The absorbent articles include a plasto-elastic material joined to or disposed on at least one of component of the absorbent article to impart sizing or shaping... Agent:

20120232511 - Personal care articles with tactile visual cues: An absorbent article, for example, a diaper, a training pant, a swimming pant, or a feminine care article, and so forth, includes a topsheet, which forms a body-facing surface of the absorbent article, a backsheet disposed distally from the topsheet, which forms a garment-facing surface of the absorbent article, an... Agent:

20120232513 - Web materials having both plastic and elastic properties: An extruded web is disclosed. The extruded web can be either a nonwoven material of a films. The web comprises a plasto-elastic material where the plasto-elastic material is a combination of a first polyolefin and a second polyolefin (either a polymeric blends or a polymeric mixture). The claimed combination of... Agent:

20120232514 - Absorbent structure having three-dimensional topography and method of making such an absorbent structure: A method of making an absorbent structure having a three-dimensional topography includes placing at least a portion of the absorbent structure between opposed mold surfaces. At least one of the mold surfaces has a three-dimensional topography. The three-dimensional topography of the mold surface is imparted onto the absorbent structure so... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc.

20120232515 - Bodily fluid absorbent article: A bodily fluid absorbent article having visually recognizable display elements formed of coloring material wherein an average mass of coloring material per a predetermined area gradually increases from inside toward outside as viewed in a longitudinal direction. A panty liner includes a liquid-pervious topsheet lying on a skin-facing side, a... Agent: Uni-charm Corporation

20120232516 - Disposable padded underwear: The present invention is related to a disposable padded underwear comprising a thin disposable panty shape fabric defining a front portion, a back portion and an intermediate crotch portion therebetween, to said crotch portion a padded insert is secured in superposed relation forming a padded crotch surface, and the above... Agent:

20120232517 - Dose display mechanism for a drug delivery device: This invention relates to a dose display mechanism for a drug delivery device that allows the user to select multiple doses of an injectable drug and for the dispensing of the set dosage of the drug and applying said drug to a patient, preferably by injection.... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20120232518 - Detachable portable infusion device: A portable therapeutic apparatus and a method for controlling the apparatus are provided. In one aspect the apparatus and the method can be implemented using a patch unit (100, 200) removably attachable to a cradle unit (20), said cradle unit removably attachable to the body of the patient; a position... Agent: Medingo, Ltd.

20120232519 - Glucagon pump controller: According to a first aspect of the present invention there is provided a controller for controlling a glucagon pump. The controller comprises an input 8 for receiving an input signal indicative of a measured blood glucose concentration, an output 9 for providing a pulsed glucagon pump drive signal, each pulse... Agent: Imperial Innovations Limited

20120232521 - Insulin pump having correction factors: Methods of regulating blood glucose levels using an insulin pump are disclosed. A method includes receiving a current blood glucose level, and determining whether the current blood glucose level is above a threshold value. The method also includes calculating a correction bolus value based upon the current blood glucose.... Agent:

20120232520 - Multi-function analyte monitor device and methods of use: Methods, systems and devices for detecting an analyte sample, determining an analyte concentration associated with the detected analyte sample, storing the determined analyte concentration and a time associated with the determined analyte concentration, retrieving two or more stored analyte concentrations, and determining an adjusted dose level based at least in... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.

20120232523 - Devices for delivering substances through an extra-anatomic opening created in an airway: Devices and methods for delivering substances to lung tissue through an extra-anatomic passage created in an airway.... Agent: Broncus Technologies, Inc.

20120232522 - Methods and devices for drug delivery to ocular tissue using microneedle: Methods and devices are provided for targeted administration of a drug to a patient's eye. In one embodiment, the method includes inserting a hollow microneedle into the sclera of the eye at an insertion site and infusing a fluid drug formulation through the inserted microneedle and into the suprachoroidal space... Agent:

20120232524 - Multi-purpose syringe: A multi-purpose syringe that may be used both for gravity feeding and syringe pump assisted feeding of a neonate is disclosed. The multi-purpose syringe includes a cap and a plunger. The cap and plunger may be selectively engaged to the barrel depending on whether the neonate is fed by gravity... Agent:

20120232525 - Suction device: There is provided a device comprising a funnel connected to a suction tube connectable to a suction device, the funnel comprising a reversibly inflatable portion. The device is preferably a nasopharangeal device suitable for insertion through a mouth of a patient, the funnel being formed so as to be sealably... Agent:

20120232526 - Multiple lumen assembly for use in endoscopes or other medical devices: An endoscope or other medical device includes a number of lumens positioned in an outer shaft. The lumens are formed as a multiple lumen assembly. In one embodiment, individual lumens are connected to each other with a sheet or webbing material. The lumen assembly is rolled or folded along its... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed Inc.

20120232527 - Medical device: A medical device including a shaft having an elongated inner member and an elongated tubular reinforcing member disposed over at least a portion of the inner member. In some embodiments, at least a portion of the outer surface of the inner member is spaced from the inner surface of the... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20120232528 - Delivery system with incremental markers: The present invention is a catheter or catheter delivery system that incorporates a series of radiopaque markers at discrete, intervals corresponding to units of measurement, such as millimeters, such that structures and blockages within a body lumen can be measured in vitro using the catheter under fluoroscopy. The apparatus and... Agent: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.

20120232529 - Shape memory system with integrated actuation using embedded particles: A shape memory material with integrated actuation using embedded particles. One embodiment provides a shape memory material apparatus comprising a shape memory material body and magnetic pieces in the shape memory material body. Another embodiment provides a method of actuating a device to perform an activity on a subject comprising... Agent: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC

  
09/06/2012 > 51 patent applications in 43 patent subcategories. class, title,number

20120226215 - Systems and methods for controlling cerebrospinal fluid in a subject's ventricular system: A system for draining excess cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) from the head of a subject includes a drainage shunt and a valve assembly that selectively permits the shunt to drain CSF. The valve assembly also compensates for multiple factors that can affect the subject's intracranial pressure (ICP) and compliance, and could... Agent:

20120226216 - Applicator for inserting an elongated object into a human or animal body orifice: The invention relates to an applicator (1) for inserting an elongated object into a human or animal body orifice, comprising a one-piece, elongated applicator body (2). An accommodating area (5) for the object is arranged at a first end (3), and a handle area (6) is arranged at the second... Agent:

20120226219 - Device and iontophoresis patch comprising thin film battery: An apparatus having a thin film battery includes: a device electrically operating and including a substrate; and the thin film battery for supplying power to the device. The thin film battery includes: a first electrically conductive layer formed on the substrate; a second electrically conductive layer formed on the substrate... Agent: Rocket Electric Co., Ltd

20120226218 - Extracellular matrix material created using non-thermal irreversible electroporation: Extracellular matrix material is disclosed which is created by subjecting a target area to non-thermal irreversible electroporation (NTIRE) with a pulsed electrical field to kill cells in the absence of thermal damage. The dead cellular material may be removed and the remaining non-cellular matrix material may be implanted into a... Agent:

20120226217 - Photosensitizing compositions: The invention relates to pharmaceutically acceptable salts of amphiphilic photosensitizing agents which have a water solubility of at least 0.5 mg/ml and to their use in methods of photochemical internalization. Such salts may be formed from a pharmaceutically acceptable base, for example an organic amine such as an amino alcohol,... Agent:

20120226220 - Shieldable unit dose medical needle assemblies: A shieldable unit dose assembly includes a needle holding member, a safety shield member disposed around the needle holding member, and a unit dose needle including a hub which is connected to the needle holding member. The needle holder member includes a male tapering surface and the hub of the... Agent: Becton, Dickinson And Company

20120226221 - Vacuum sense control for phaco pulse shaping: A method and apparatus for precisely controlling particle movement relative to a phacoemulsification needle tip is provided. The design monitors actual vacuum present and calculates a pulse shape amplitude waveform proportional to the amount of measured vacuum. An increase in vacuum indicates that the handpiece/needle is becoming occluded by a... Agent: Abbott Medical Optics Inc.

20120226222 - Device for dosing and adjusting the flow of a radiopaque agent to be used in performing an angiography: A device 100 for dosing and pressure adjusting of a radiopaque agent, and, in particular, of carbon dioxide, while performing angiography, is supplied at a predefined pressure, slightly higher with respect to the environment pressure, from a source 1. The device 100 includes a first dispenser 10 for withdrawing measured... Agent: Spark S.r.l.

20120226223 - Procedure: A procedure for forming an opening in a tubular organ surface while observing images from an endoscope introduced into a tubular organ through a natural opening, and performing observation and treatment of an organ in an abdominal cavity through the opening, including the steps of: inserting an endoscope into a... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.

20120226224 - Sustained release formulation comprising octreotide and three linear polylactide-co-glycolide polymers: The present invention relates to sustained release formulations comprising as active ingredient octreotide or a pharmaceutically-acceptable salt thereof and three different linear polylactide-co-glycolide polymers (PLGAs).... Agent:

20120226225 - Infusion catheter tip for biologics: A system for moving particles suspended in a first fluid, and for infusing them into the stream of a second fluid, includes a catheter with a multi-lumen distal separator. The separator is formed with a plurality of parallel lumens, wherein each lumen has a predetermined diameter. Importantly, the diameter of... Agent:

20120226226 - Devices, systems and methods for medicament delivery: An apparatus includes a label configured to be coupled to a medicament delivery device. The label includes a first surface and a second surface. The first surface is configured to be coupled to an outer surface of the medicament delivery device. The second surface includes a textual indicia. The label... Agent: Intelliject Inc.

20120226227 - Coaxial catheter system: A medical system includes first and second medical probes in an arrangement and configured for insertion into a lumen or vessel of a patient, the first medical probe having indicia, and a detector is fixedly coupled to the second medical probe and configured for insertion into and advancement through the... Agent: Hansen Medical, Inc.

20120226228 - Bi-directional handle for a catheter: A steerable catheter or sheath includes a catheter or sheath body defining a longitudinal axis; first and second actuation wires extending from a proximal end of the body; and a control handle coupled to the body for steering a distal end of the body. The control handle includes a grip... Agent:

20120226229 - Balloon catheter, balloon catheter manufacturing device, balloon catheter manufacturing method, catheter connection device, catheter connection method, and connected catheter: With a shaft 14 inserted through a catheter tube 30a inserted into an end portion 28b of a balloon and also with a pressure tube 32a fitted around a welding section where the end portion 28b of the balloon 28 is lapped over the catheter tube 30a, the shaft 14... Agent:

20120226230 - Nested balloon catheter for localized drug delivery: A balloon catheter for delivering a therapeutic and/or diagnostic agent to tissue is described including an outer balloon having a wall with an opening therethrough and an inner surface, an inner balloon disposed in the outer balloon, enclosing an inflation chamber and having an outer surface defining a space between... Agent:

20120226231 - Balloon catheter: A balloon catheter includes a core wire and an opening control portion. The core wire is formed of a long wire disposed in an outer shaft and includes a pushing portion. The opening control portion is provided in the outer shaft and has a control hole that communicates with an... Agent: Asahi Intecc Co., Ltd.

20120226232 - Fluid flow control device with retractable cannula: A device having a housing; a cannula projecting forwardly from the housing; a connector useful for attaching the device to a fluid source or receptacle; a fluid flow path establishing fluid communication between the cannula and the connector; a retraction mechanism biasing the cannula away from its projecting position; and... Agent:

20120226234 - Monitoring the seating status of a fluid reservoir in a fluid infusion device: A device for delivering fluid to a user includes a housing, a drive motor assembly in the housing, a force sensor, and an electronics module. The drive motor assembly regulates delivery of fluid by actuating a piston of a fluid reservoir, and the force sensor generates output levels in response... Agent: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.

20120226233 - Pen needle with safety shield system: A needle tip for an injection device includes a body having a front portion, a back portion configured to be removably connected to the pre-loaded injection device, and a wall separating the front and back portions. A hollow needle has a first piercing portion projecting back from the separating wall... Agent: Stat Medical Devices, Inc.

20120226235 - Method and arrangement for reducing air bubbles in fluidic system: The invention provides a fluidic system (100) comprising a permeable membrane (152), in which one side of the permeable membrane is in contact with a fluid, this lowering the partial pressure of a gas on the other side of the membrane being by raising the pressure of vapour from the... Agent: Novo Nordisk A/s

20120226236 - Medicament application adapter comprising a gas blocking element for a hemodialysis tube set: For the administering of medicaments, an adapter is provided for connection to a haemodialysis tube set, which makes possible the direct connection of a standard injection vial to the extracorporeal circuit, avoiding the introduction of air into the circuit. The adapter has two conduit pathways. The conduit pathway for the... Agent:

20120226237 - Percutaneous catheter anchoring device: The present disclosure provide catheter anchoring devices including anchoring devices that can be used to secure percutaneous catheters to a patient. In some embodiments, a catheter anchoring device comprises a locking tab having a front surface including a first mechanical engagement material and a back surface to be adhesively secured... Agent: Dale Medical Products, Inc.

20120226238 - Medicated module with bypass and needle guard: A medicated module attachable to a drug delivery device comprises a connecting body configured for attachment to the drug delivery device. A first needle is fixed within the connecting body and a movable needle hub is operatively coupled to the connecting body. A needle guard is operatively coupled to the... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20120226239 - Syringe with integrated cannula: A syringe assembly includes a tubular barrel having an open proximal end, a distal end, and an internal a fluid retaining chamber. A plunger is slidingly received in the chamber and is configured to draw fluid into and expel fluid from the chamber. A hollow projection extends from the distal... Agent: Anestaweb, Inc.

20120226240 - Syringe: A syringe (2) for dispensing a fluid, the syringe including a barrel (4) including a discharge end (10) defining a discharge passage, and a plunger (15) disposed within the barrel, the plunger being adapted to move within the barrel such that the plunger and discharge end define a variable volume... Agent: Novartis Ag

20120226241 - Safety syringe with retractable rotation: A safety syringe with retractile rotation is disclosed. The plunger is capable of rapidly embedding with and positioning at the needle set, the next step of the retractile movement to retract the needle is easily processed by a user, and the needle set is firmly assembled and positioned at the... Agent:

20120226242 - Infusion device provided with septum housing: An infusion device for subcutaneously administering a medication or a therapeutic fluid to a patient includes a base element which has fluid receiving means for receiving the fluid and fluid communication means for transferring the fluid into a cannula. The base element has at least one recess accommodating a septum... Agent:

20120226243 - Pressure activated safety valve with anti-adherent coating: A pressure activated valve comprises a valve housing defining a lumen for receiving bodily fluids therein and a flexible membrane disposed in the valve housing. The flexible membrane includes a slit extending therethrough so that the flexible membrane may be moved between an open and a closed configuration based on... Agent: Navilyst Medical, Inc.

20120226244 - Septum feature for identification of an access port: An access port for providing subcutaneous access to a patient, and a method of identifying a subcutaneously implanted access port. The access port includes a body capturing a septum that covers a cavity defined by the body, and a pattern of protrusions extending from an outer surface of the septum... Agent: C. R. Bard, Inc.

20120226245 - Transdermally absorbable preparation: Disclosed is a transdermally absorbable preparation, in which an adhesive agent produced by crosslinking at least one copolymer is contained in an adhesive layer and the aging period in the production of the adhesive layer can be shortened. The transdermally absorbable preparation comprises a support and an adhesive layer arranged... Agent: Nipro Patch Co., Ltd.

20120226246 - Collection devices for catheter assemblies: A collection device for a catheter assembly is disclosed providing for an easier catheterization process and fluid collection with the device capable of being folded from a larger form into a smaller, more mobile form. The collection device may have attached to its top portion a connecting tube capable of... Agent:

20120226247 - Wound treatment arrangement and suction connection for a wound treatment arrangement: The invention relates to a wound treatment arrangement having a filling material which is designed for filling the wound, and a suction connection which is designed for suctioning wound exudate out of the filler material, and which is to be arranged on the side facing away from the wound bed,... Agent: Lohmann & Rauscher Gmbh

20120226248 - Absorbent article comprising cyclodextrin complex: e

20120226250 - Absorbent article: An absorbent article includes a liquid permeable topsheet (10), a liquid impermeable or water repellent backsheet, and an absorbent member interposed between these sheets. The topsheet (10) is formed of a nonwoven sheet having high density portions (13A) and low density portions (14A). Each high density portion (13A) and each... Agent:

20120226249 - Disposable absorbent articles having wide color gamut indicia printed thereon: Aspects of the present disclosure involve absorbent articles having components having printed indicia, and more particularly, web materials having indicia printed with a color palette that exceeds the prior art color palette. Such web materials can be printed during the manufacture of components of absorbent articles. As discussed herein, examples... Agent:

20120226251 - Foam device for liquid absorption and method: One aspect is a liquid absorption including a foam frame defining a cavity region and having a perimeter defining an area in a transverse direction. An insert is substantially contained within the cavity region. The cavity region has a perimeter defining an area in the transverse direction, the cavity area... Agent: Biodaptive, LLC

20120226252 - Disposable bodily fluid absorbent wearing article: Provided is a disposable bodily fluid absorbent wearing article including a liquid-pervious topsheet formed with ridges and troughs extending in parallel to each other, improved to attach a leakage-barrier thereto. A bodily fluid absorbent core material assembly is interposed between a liquid-pervious topsheet and a liquid-impervious backsheet. The topsheet is... Agent: Unicharm Corporation

20120226253 - Absorbent article: An absorbent article comprising a top sheet, a back sheet and an absorbent laminate disposed between the top sheet and the back sheet, wherein: the absorbent laminate comprises an upper sheet-shaped absorbent layer, a fiber assembly layer and a lower sheet-shaped absorbent layer provided in this order from the top... Agent:

20120226256 - Disposal bag-system for a disposable object: A disposal-bag system attached to or formed at least partially by a disposable object (e.g., a diaper) includes a container that houses a disposal bag folded into a compact arrangement. The container is generally thin and flat and sized for storing the bag, and the bag is sized for holding... Agent:

20120226254 - Disposable wearing article: A disposable wearing article having a rear waist region which includes a rear waist main section facing a front waist region and a buttocks-covering section lying adjacent to a crotch region. The rear waist main section is divided into an upper area lying adjacent to a waist-opening and a lower... Agent: Uni-charm Corporation

20120226255 - Disposable wearing article: A chassis of a diaper includes a first outer sheet defining a front waist region and a part of a crotch region, a second outer sheet defining a rear waist region and a part of the crotch region and a middle sheet connecting these sheets and defining a part of... Agent: Unicharm Corporation

20120226257 - Deep vein thrombosis 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 Deep Vein Thrombosis or associated symptoms. In one series of embodiments, the invention consists of methods and devices for identifying patients whose Deep Vein Thrombosis or associated symptoms are caused or exacerbated,... Agent: Volcano Corporation

20120226258 - Device and method for eliminating biologically harmful substances from bodily fluids: A device for purification of blood, blood substitutes or solutions for the introduction into the human and/or animal blood circulation and for gas exchange in blood, blood substitutes or solutions for the introduction into the human and/or animal blood circulation, includes at least one gas permeable membrane and a carrier,... Agent:

20120226259 - Devices, systems and methods for adjusting fluid delivery parameters: Devices, systems and methods for adjusting fluid delivery based on past or historical fluid delivery data and/or personal parameters of a user are disclosed. Devices, and corresponding systems and methods, may comprise a dispensing unit configured to deliver a fluid from a reservoir into the body of a user and... Agent: Medingo, Ltd.

20120226260 - Methods and devices for drug delivery to ocular tissue using microneedle: Methods and devices are provided for targeted administration of a drug to a patient's eye. In one embodiment, the method includes inserting a hollow microneedle into the sclera of the eye at an insertion site and infusing a fluid drug formulation through the inserted microneedle and into the suprachoroidal space... Agent: Emory University

20120226261 - Intramammary injection device: In various embodiments, the present disclosure provides an injection system for injecting a fluidic treatment substance into an orifice of an animal. In various implementations the system comprises a treatment cartridge having a hollow body that is structured and operable to retain a treatment substance within the hollow body. The... Agent: The Curators Of The University Of Missouri

20120226262 - Enteral feeding safety reservoir and method: The present invention provides a system comprising: a reservoir body configured to hold a reservoir liner, wherein the reservoir liner is configured to hold an enteral feeding material; a reservoir connector configured to connect to the reservoir liner in a manner that permits flow of an enteral feeding material; a... Agent: Codan US Corporation

20120226263 - Guide wire: A guide wire is comprised of a flexible elongate wire body. The wire body has a plurality of protruding portions n the external surface and recessed portions between the adjacent protruding portions. The protruding portions possess a friction coefficient smaller than that of the recessed portions.... Agent: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

20120226264 - Catheterization assembly: A disposable hydrophilic catheterization device for inserting a hydrophilic catheter into the urethra of an individual for the purpose of evacuating the bladder is disclosed. The catheter device includes a catheter introducer, a flexible hydrophilic catheter and a flexible thin-walled sheath. The sheath surrounds the urethra-insertable portion of the catheter,... Agent:

20120226265 - Remotely controlled drug delivery systems: Drug delivery devices responsive to at least one external stimulus are described, along with methods for their preparation and use. The devices can be configured to respond to the stimulus, providing “on demand” release of one or more deliverables such as pharmaceutical drugs.... Agent: The University Of British Columbia

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