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Surgery November recently filed with US Patent Office 11/12

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11/29/2012 > 68 patent applications in 51 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20120302934 - Dialysis apparatus: A dialysis apparatus has a dialysate infusing line. One end of the dialysate infusing line is connected to the dialysate introducing line or the dialysate discharging line. The other end is branched out at a branch point into two flow routes, respectively, a first branch end and a second branch... Agent: Nikkiso Company Limited

20120302935 - Devices and methods for forming a fistula: Described here are devices, systems and methods for forming a fistula between two blood vessels. Generally, the systems may comprise a first catheter which may comprise a fistula-forming element. The fistula-forming element may comprise one or more electrodes, mechanical cutting elements, laser sources, or combinations thereof, and may be used... Agent:

20120302936 - External anchoring configurations for modular gastrointestinal prostheses: Components may be used separately or in combination to create anchoring systems for intra-luminal implants for the treatment of metabolic disorders such as obesity and diabetes. Various systems include an external component adapted for deployment around a portion of the gastrointestinal tract (e.g., the duodenum) and an internal component adapted... Agent: Metamodix, Inc.

20120302938 - Drainage systems for excess body fluids and associated methods: Drainage systems for excess body fluids and associated methods are disclosed herein. A body fluid drainage system in accordance with an embodiment of the present technology, for example, can include a catheter having an exterior surface, a proximal portion, and a distal portion. The body fluid drainage system can further... Agent: University Of Washington

20120302937 - Programmable device for treating over drainage due to siphonic effects in hydrocephalus shunt systems: A valve assembly for adjusting the flow of bodily fluid from one part of a human body to another includes a body portion having a flow inlet and a flow outlet. A valve located in a flow path from the inlet to the outlet includes a valve seat and a... Agent: Centrax Limited

20120302939 - Means and method to painlessly puncture skin: A means and a method is disclosed to diminish or eliminate the pain associated with a sharp object penetrating the skin, during such procedures as an injection, biopsy, or deriving a blood sample. To this end, repeated tapping, pressing, or rubbing is performed over the skin at or near the... Agent:

20120302940 - Popcorn shape gold nanoparticle for targeted diagnosis, photothermal treatment and in-situ monitoring therapy response for cancer and multiple drug resistance bacteria: The present invention provides multifunctional popcorn-shaped gold nanomaterial for sensing, treatment and for a unique way of monitoring treatment effectiveness during therapy process of different human cancer cells and pathogenic bacteria. It consists of the following steps 1) Synthesis of popcorn-shaped gold nanoparticles of different sizes. 2) Design of multifunctional... Agent: Jackson State University

20120302941 - Phacoemulsification systems and associated user-interfaces and methods: Phacoemulsification systems and associated user interfaces and methods for use in ophthalmic surgery are disclosed. In some embodiments, a touch screen display of an ophthalmic surgical console provides a graphical user interface that allows a user to both visualize and control various operating parameters of the surgical console and associated... Agent:

20120302942 - Biosynchronous transdermal drug delivery for longevity, anti-aging, fatigue management, obesity, weight loss, weight management, delivery of nutraceuticals, and the treatment of hyperglycemia, alzheimer's disease, sleep disorders, parkinson's disease, aid: Systems and methods for longevity, anti-aging, fatigue management, obesity, weight loss, weight management, delivery of nutraceuticals, and treating hyperglycemia, Alzheimer's disease, sleep disorders, Parkinson's disease, Attention Deficit Disorder and nicotine addiction involve synchronizing and tailoring the administration of nutraceuticals, medications and other substances (for example, stimulants) in accordance with the... Agent: Chrono Therapeutics, Inc.

20120302943 - Systems and methods for deoxygenating opthamalic fluid: Systems and methods for deoxygenating ophthalmic fluid are disclosed. The systems include an infusion system having a valve having an inlet in fluid communication with a source of gas, a first outlet in fluid communication with a container of ophthalmic fluid, and a second outlet in fluid communication with an... Agent: Synergetics, Inc.

20120302944 - Catheter for performing image-based colonoscopies: A catheter has a member that can be inserted into a person's rectum, the member including a first rear opening that communicates with a first passage for discharging bodily fluids from an aperture at the front end of the insertable member. The insertable member includes an expandable ring element communicating... Agent:

20120302945 - Method and apparatus for the determination of gas in a fluid pumped through a pumping device: This invention relates to a method for the determination of gas in a fluid, wherein the mixture of gas and fluid both is delivered by a pump and is subjected to a change in volume and pressure, operating parameters of the pump, which represents the change in volume and pressure,... Agent: Corporation Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland Gmbh

20120302946 - Microfabricated electromagnetic actuator with push-pull motion: A micromechanical electromagnetic actuator may have two separate components: a flux-generating portion and a separate movable structure. The flux-generating portion may have a plurality of conductive coils wound around a magnetically permeable material. Each coil generates a magnetic field along its axis, which is different for each of the coils.... Agent: Innovative Micro Technology

20120302947 - Electrical needle-free injector system: In one aspect of the invention, a system comprising a needle-free injector is disclosed. The system comprises a needle-free injector comprising a trigger assembly adapted to exert an injection force, the trigger assembly comprising a spring storing the injection force. The system also comprises a winding mechanism for priming the... Agent: European Pharma Group Limited

20120302948 - Self-contained medication apparatus: A self-contained medication apparatus which includes a first container having a first semi-spherical portion, and a second container having a second semi-spherical portion and a cylindrical portion formed with the second semi-spherical portion. At least one type of medication disposed within the first container, such as one or more pills,... Agent: Meninas Inc.

20120302949 - Operation mechanism, endoscope apparatus, and guide catheter: An operation mechanism includes: a longitudinal member having a channel; a subject operation section provided at a distal end side of the member; an operation section provided at a proximal end side of the member; a first transmission means connected to the subject operation section at a distal end side... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.

20120302950 - Active pleurodesis catheter: System and components for inducing pleurodesis. A tube device is provided that is generally inert in a first state. The device includes a second state that is configured to provide one or both of mechanical and chemical stimulation to induce pleurodesis. Different sheath and tube configurations are provided for the... Agent: Carefusion 2200, Inc.

20120302952 - Catheter: A catheter includes an outer tube, and an inner tube which is disposed inside the outer tube and through which a guide wire is passed via a distal-side opening and a proximal-side opening. The outer tube has, in the axial direction thereof, at least: a first region on the distal... Agent: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

20120302951 - Method and apparatus for a pressure release mechanism for a catheter: The invention is drawn to a method and apparatus for providing a pressure relief system for a catheter in the form of a fitting, which, when incorporated into the tubing comprising the inflation lumen, will hold the tubing in place while the pressure is below a predetermined level, but will... Agent: Travis Group, LLC

20120302953 - System for treating arterial obstructions: An apparatus, a kit and a method for rapidly restoring blood flow through, and removing a clot from, a blood vessel by chemical dissolution. The essential components include an instrument for preventing the flow of debris downstream of the clot, a coronary catheter constructed to be introduced into the blood... Agent:

20120302954 - Expandable devices coated with a paclitaxel composition: Medical devices may be utilized for local and regional therapeutic agent delivery. These therapeutic agents or compounds may reduce a biological organism's reaction to the introduction of the medical device to the organism. In addition, these therapeutic drugs, agents and/or compounds may be utilized to promote healing, including the prevention... Agent:

20120302955 - Polymer scaffold sheaths: A medical device includes a polymer scaffold crimped to a catheter having an expansion balloon. A sheath pair is placed over the crimped scaffold after crimping to reduce recoil of the crimped polymer scaffold and maintain scaffold-balloon engagement relied on to hold the scaffold to the balloon when the scaffold... Agent: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.

20120302956 - Means and method to invade skin, mucosa, and underlying tissues with little or no pain: A means and a method is disclosed to diminish or eliminate the pain associated with a sharp object penetrating the skin, during such procedures as an injection, biopsy, or deriving a blood sample. To this end, repeated tapping, pressing, or rubbing or vibrating is performed over the skin at or... Agent:

20120302958 - Chondrocyte container and method of use: Devices and methods for delivering a therapeutic agent produced via a genetically-altered chondrocyte are provided. More specifically, the device includes a housing which defines a cell chamber configured to retain a large volume of chondrocytes while selectively releasing therapeutic agents produced via these entrapped cells. In an exemplary embodiment, the... Agent: Johnson & Johnson Regenerative Therapeutics, LLC

20120302957 - Medication delivery device: An ear medication delivery device for delivering a treatment liquid and retaining the treatment liquid within an ear canal of a patient including a unitary, one piece earplug formed of a soft resilient material including an ear canal engaging portion and an external portion and defining a single internal passage... Agent: Alternamedics LLC

20120302959 - Percutaneous drug delivery apparatus: An implantable percutaneous fluid delivery device is described that includes a subcutaneous base portion having one or more ports for supplying fluid to one or more implanted catheter devices and a percutaneous portion including an extracorporeal surface. The one or more ports of the subcutaneous base portion are accessible from... Agent: Renishaw (ireland) Limited

20120302960 - Drug pressuring and delivering system with internal quantitative pusher: A drug pressuring and delivering system has an internal quantitative pusher for providing stable and precise drug delivery, and a drug pressuring and delivering device for introducing a compression gas for pressuring and ejecting a drug into an atomized drug. The quantitative pusher adopts a bidirectional motor for driving a... Agent: Gold Nanotech, Inc.

20120302961 - Ophthalmic valved trocar cannula: In various embodiments, a trocar cannula may be configured for insertion into an eye to facilitate insertion and removal of instruments during surgery. The cannula may be affixed to an overcap (to inhibit rotation of the overcap relative to the cannula) that includes a seal. In some embodiments, the seal... Agent:

20120302962 - Tube for the enteral feeding of a patient: A tube unit for the enteral feeding of a patient, with a tube segment that extends along at least a segment of the axial direction (S) and a retention device on the distal end of the tube segment, which extends in at least one direction radially to axial direction (S)... Agent: Fresenius Kabi Deutschland Gmbh

20120302963 - Method for treating a plastic part, method for manufacturing a drug delivery device and drug delivery device: Method for treating a plastic part, which comprises a surface, comprising the steps: A) irradiating at least a part of the surface with a treatment radiation to obtain a modified surface area, the modified surface area being capable of absorbing a heating radiation to an extent greater than the unmodified... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20120302964 - Assembly of a drug delivery device: An assembly of a drug delivery device with a longitudinal axis (L) is given, comprising a body (1) with a proximal end (2) and a distal end (3). The drug delivery device further comprises a drive assembly and a first button member (4). The drive assembly is at least partially... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20120302965 - Pen needle removal device for a drug delivery device: A removal device (121, 221) for removing and disposing of a pen needle (113, 213) connectable to a drug delivery device (111, 211) includes a body (123, 223) having a cavity (141, 241) for receiving the pen needle of the drug delivery device such that a patient end (116, 216)... Agent:

20120302966 - Monodose nasal drug delivery system: A delivery device for delivery of a medicament to a user including a container defining a reservoir storing the medicament, a body in which the container is received, a spray nozzle arranged on one of the body and the container for receiving medicament expelled from the container, and a pusher... Agent: Becton, Dickinson And Company

20120302967 - Insert for the infusion of drugs: The present invention relates to an insert for the infusion of drugs. The insert is suitable for connection to a vial and preferably to a circuit or an infusion line. Moreover the insert comprises a main body, a resilient element and a piercing spike. The piercing spike has an axis... Agent:

20120302968 - Medical caps and methods of use: An intravascular port access device includes a first component having a chamber configured to attach reversibly to an intravenous line port. A second component reversibly attaches to the first component and contains a disinfecting agent and an applicator material. The second component is configured to be reversibly received over external... Agent: Hyprotek, Inc.

20120302970 - Medical caps and medical cap manufacturing methods: An intravascular port access device includes a first component having a chamber configured to attach reversibly to an intravenous line port. A second component reversibly attaches to the first component and contains a disinfecting agent and an applicator material. The second component is configured to be reversibly received over external... Agent: Hyprotek, Inc.

20120302969 - Overmolded access port including anchoring and identification features: An access port for providing subcutaneous access to a patient is disclosed. In one embodiment, the port includes an internal body defining a fluid cavity that is accessible via a septum. A compliant outer cover including silicone is disposed about at least a portion of the body. A flange is... Agent: C. R. Bard, Inc.

20120302971 - Urological medical devices having a porous membrane for delivery of urologically beneficial agents: In one aspect, the present invention provides implantable or insertable urological medical devices, which are adapted to deliver one or more urologically beneficial agents in pharmaceutically effective amounts. In one aspect, the invention provides medical devices in which urologically beneficial agents are delivered using a porous membrane.... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20120302972 - Intrascleral drug delivery device and associated methods: The present invention provides methods and devices for delivering an active agent into the eye of a subject. In one aspect, for example, the present invention provides an ocular drug delivery device including a housing configured to couple to the eye of the subject and a corneal seal coupled to... Agent:

20120302973 - Systems and methods of stimulation and activation of fluids for use with instillation therapy: Systems and methods of stimulating or activating fluids for use in wound treatment systems.... Agent: Kci Licensing, Inc.

20120302974 - Nipple cover: One aspect of the present application relates to a covering member for a protruding portion of a patient's body. This cover is flexible and collapsible so that it conforms to the shape of the encased portion of the body.... Agent: Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation

20120302975 - Device with controller and pump modules for providing negative pressure for wound therapy: A device for use with a negative pressure bandage for supply negative pressure. The device includes a pump module and a controller module. The pump module contains a power source and a pump. The pump module is removably contained in the controller module. The pump module and controller module can... Agent: Kalypto Medical, Inc.

20120302976 - Systems and methods for delivering fluid to a wound therapy dressing: Systems and methods for delivery of fluid to a wound therapy dressing. In exemplary embodiments, a pressure sensor measures the pressure at the wound therapy dressing and restricts fluid flow to the wound therapy dressing when a predetermined pressure is achieved.... Agent: Kci Licensing, Inc.

20120302980 - Carrying bag: A carrying case (500) and handle (504) for accommodating a portable topical negative pressure therapy apparatus (200) comprising a device (202) and a waste canister (204) separable therefrom, the waste canister having an aspiration conduit (274) emerging therefrom is described, the carrying bag comprising an apparatus receiving pouch (502), said... Agent: Smith & Nephew PLC

20120302978 - Method for providing a negative pressure wound therapy pump device: A method for providing a device used in association with a negative pressure wound therapy bandage wherein a controller module and a plurality of pump modules are provided to a third party, who leases the controller module and provides the pump modules to an end user. A case for the... Agent: Kalypto Medical, Inc.

20120302977 - Method for providing negative pressure to a negative pressure wound therapy bandage: A method for providing a negative pressure wherein a pump is cycled on and off to achieve a target negative pressure, which is set slightly lower than the therapeutic negative pressure. A device determines the actual pressure by averaging samples which may occur at a different rate than the pump... Agent: Kalypto Medical, Inc.

20120302979 - Wound healing system using positive pressure to promote granulation at a tissue site: A wound healing system for promoting healing of a wound of a patient includes a positive pressure source, a reduced pressure source, and a porous foam positioned in contact with the wound. The porous foam includes a plurality of flow channels in fluid communication with the reduced pressure source. The... Agent:

20120302981 - Ostomy appliance comprising a wicking layer: An ostomy appliance includes a base plate having an inner radial boundary defining a stoma receiving opening and an outer radial boundary defining an outer edge of the base plate. The base plate has an adhesive layer with a first surface for attaching the base plate to skin surrounding the... Agent: Coloplast A/s

20120302982 - Non-woven polypropylene fabric: Provided is a non-woven fabric produced by using a polypropylene-based resin composition containing a specific low-crystalline polypropylene. The non-woven fabric is a non-woven fabric obtained by achieving reductions in denier values of fibers, the non-woven fabric being excellent in dispersibility of the fibers.... Agent: Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd.

20120302983 - Flexible, strongly absorbing material: The invention relates to an absorbent structure having a sequence of layers, comprising at least one first and one second outer layer and at least one liquid storage layer arranged therebetween, wherein the layers are arranged on top of each other and form a layer structure, wherein at least the... Agent: Glatfelter Falkenhagen Gmbh

20120302984 - Sanitary napkin for dynamic body fit: An absorbent article providing improved body fit. The absorbent article includes an extensible fluid permeable facing layer and a first absorbent layer joined to the facing layer. Each zone of extensibility is a region of the first absorbent layer of relatively higher extensibility than regions of first absorbent layer adjacent... Agent:

20120302985 - Absorbent article: An underpants-type absorbent article having an outer body provided with a mutually separate front piece, back piece and connecting sheet, and wherein the front piece and the back piece are mutually joined at side areas and are mutually connected by the connecting sheet extending in an front-to-rear direction at the... Agent: Uni-charm Corporation

20120302986 - Device for removing a fluid from a vial: The invention relates to a device for removing a fluid from at least one container (300), from a vial for example, said container being closed by a closure (320) that can be punctured. The device comprises a base body (271) with a container receiving portion (272) and a hollow needle-like... Agent: Medmix Systems Ag

20120302987 - Device, kit and method for closure of a body lumen puncture: A medical device and method for closure of a puncture in a body lumen are disclosed. The device has an aggregate (10) of a support structure (20) and a substantially fluid tight patch member (30) attached thereto at an attachment unit (40). The aggregate has a first, temporary delivery shape,... Agent:

20120302988 - Medical infusion pump with power source voltage logging and method for logging a power source voltage in a medical infusion pump: A medical infusion pump and a method for logging a power source voltage of a medical infusion pump are disclosed. The medical pump may include a power source, a processor, and a voltage supervisor which responds if a voltage (VDD) drops to a response voltage level which is above a... Agent:

20120302989 - Two-stage reconstituting injector: An injector (10) for injecting a medicament into a patient. The injector includes a container (18) defining a first chamber (22), which contains a fluid therein, and a second chamber (23). The injector also includes an injection conduit (126) configured for directing the fluid fired from the container into the... Agent: Antares Pharma, Inc.

20120302990 - Core apparatus connectable to a variety of sensors, fluid delivery devices and other devices to form a system, such as for diabetes management system: A core apparatus connectable to at least one sensor and to at least one fluid delivery device which includes a base housing, a connection hub to couple to the at least one sensor and to the at least one fluid delivery device, and a controller disposed within the base housing... Agent:

20120302991 - Infusion pump with add-on modules: This document discusses, among other things, an apparatus comprising a pump configured to deliver a fluid, a wireless communication port, a controller, and a housing to enclose the apparatus. The controller is configured to communicate with a second device via the communication port using an open standard wireless communication protocol.... Agent:

20120302993 - Anesthetic delivery device: According to an example embodiment, a delivery device may include a needle and a pump operatively coupled to the needle, the pump having an expanded configuration and a collapsed configuration, the pump being biased to its expanded configuration such that fluid stored in the pump will exit the pump via... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20120302992 - Pneumatic injector: This document discloses, among other things, an air-powered auto-injector device for subcutaneous delivery of a rescue drug. The device is configured for self-administered treatment of anaphylactic shock. Air is compressed by relative movement of a piston and a cylinder and released to subcutaneously drive an hypodermic needle.... Agent: Rochester Area Consulting Engineers (race)

20120302994 - Through tip for catheter: Catheter having an elongate tubular shaft including an inflation lumen and a guidewire lumen defined therein, the guidewire lumen extending along at least a distal length of an inner tubular member of the elongate tubular shaft. The catheter includes a distal tip member having a proximal end and a distal... Agent: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.

20120302995 - Localized therapy delivery and local organ protection: A system for perfusing a localized site within a body includes a catheter assembly having a venous access line that is adapted to deliver perfusate to the localized site, a venous or arterial drainage line adapted to drain perfusate from the localized site, and an occlusion device adapted to prevent... Agent:

20120302996 - Balloon catheter and methods of use thereof: A rapid exchange catheter has an outer conduit and a hollow inner conduit disposed in the lumen of the outer conduit. The inner conduit includes a distal part, a proximal part and a variable length sleeve member sealingly attached between the proximal part and distal part. The distal end of... Agent:

20120302997 - Antiseptic line cap: An antiseptic cap assembly for use with a connector includes a cap with a base and an annular portion extending from the base. The annular portion defines a first chamber having an open end. The cap is made of an absorbent material. The antiseptic cap assembly also includes a cap... Agent:

20120302998 - Skin treatment method: River rocks are used in a therapy regime whereby the river rocks are used to absorb excess oils from the skin of a user. In one method, river rocks are collected from a source (e.g., river or supplier), sorted for size and color, engraved with logo or other content, packaged... Agent:

20120302999 - Ingestible device with pharmaceutical product: A system and a manufacturing process are disclosed in accordance with the present invention that protect an electronic device and allows for placement or combination of the device within a pharmaceutical product or capsule. The system includes circuitry and components that can be placed within certain environments. The device includes... Agent:

20120303000 - Regulator: A flow regulator (19, 208, 308, 408) may be used in a drug delivery system 10. The regulator includes a chamber that is divided by a diaphragm (111, 211, 311, 411) into a first and second subchamber. A third subchamber is in fluid communication with the first subchamber. A valve... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20120303001 - System and method for correction of intracerebral chemical imbalances: An osmotic pump includes a plurality of agent reservoirs; first and second solute chambers; a semi-permeable membrane separating the first and second solute chambers from one another; a flexible membrane separating a first one of the agent reservoirs from the first solute chamber; and a plurality of valves. Each of... Agent: New York University

  
11/22/2012 > 63 patent applications in 46 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20120296253 - Haemodialysis machine retrofit and control installation and use thereof for the treatment of proliferative disorders: A haemodialysis machine retrofit and control installation including an intake-flow blood glucose sensor and an intake-flow blood glutamine sensor, a return-flow blood glucose sensor and return-flow blood glutamine sensor, a dialysate glucose- and glutamine controller, a central control unit connected to the blood glucose- and glutamine sensors, the dialysate glucose-... Agent:

20120296255 - Device for puncturing body and introducing catheter: A device for puncturing body and introducing catheter includes a puncture needle, a guide wire, a peelable catheter sheath, and a puncture protector. The peelable catheter sheath includes an outer sheath and an inner sheath inserted into the outer sheath and having an expansible performance. The inner sheath has a... Agent:

20120296256 - Endovascular cerebrospinal fluid shunt: An implantable shunt device for draining cerebrospinal fluid from a patient's subarachnoid space. The device includes a shunt having opposed first and second ends. A one-way valve is located at the first end of the shunt. A helical tip is disposed at the second end. The helical tip is constructed... Agent: Tufts Medical Center

20120296254 - Methods and devices for intragastric support of functional or prosthetic gastrointestinal devices: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for attaching or maintaining the position of a therapeutic or diagnostic device in a body lumen, such as the GI tract without necessarily requiring any penetrating attachments through any body walls. The system can include at least two elements: a proximal orientation element and... Agent:

20120296257 - Biliary shunts, delivery systems, methods of using the same and kits therefor: The application discloses devices, systems, kits and methods for treating biliary disease. Device comprise, for example, a component configured for deployment between a gallbladder and location within a gastrointestinal tract of a patient which has a proximal end and a distal end with a lumen extending therethrough. A method of... Agent:

20120296258 - Intraocular pressure sensor with external pressure compensation: An intraocular pressure sensor system has a first pressure sensor located in an anterior chamber of an eye and a remote pressure sensor located remotely from the first pressure sensor. The remote pressure sensor measures or approximates atmospheric pressure. A difference between readings from the first pressure sensor and the... Agent:

20120296261 - Delivery device and delivery methods: Various delivery devices and methods are disclosed, including a delivery device (200) for delivering a dose substance (110) in powdered form to an eye. The device can include a pocket (100A, 100B, 100C) for holding dose substance and a propulsion system (202, 204, 908, 1004, 1006) for propelling a dose... Agent:

20120296260 - Device and method for photodynamic therapy: The invention relates to an apparatus for photodynamic therapy and/or for destroying or reducing microorganisms, comprising an irradiation unit having at least one light source, by means of which a photosensitizer applied to a wound area to be treated is activated by way of irradiation, further comprising a camera for... Agent:

20120296262 - Energy facilitated composition delivery: A device for delivering a composition to a hollow body region is disclosed. In one aspect, the device comprises a first longitudinal member and a second longitudinal member. Both of the longitudinal members may comprise conductive electrodes. The longitudinal members are further configured to be connected to an energy source... Agent: Retrovascular, Inc.

20120296259 - Solid drug delivery apparatus and formulations and methods of use: Embodiments provide apparatus and methods for delivering solid form medications such as pellets to various locations in the body. One embodiment provides an apparatus for in vivo delivery of medication pellets comprising a first chamber including an opening; a second chamber substantially surrounding the first chamber, a carriage disposed in... Agent:

20120296263 - Topical aminolevulinic acid-photodynamic therapy for the treatment of acne vulgaris: Light treatments of sebaceous gland disorders with 5-aminolevulinic acid and photodynamic therapy are disclosed. A preferred treatment includes topical application of 5-aminolevulinic acid to the skin followed by light exposures with repeated treatment at various intervals. At low doses of ALA and photodynamic therapy (PDT) in single or multiple treatments,... Agent: The General Hospital Corporation D/b/a Massachusetts General Hospital

20120296264 - Method of controlling a surgical system based on a load on the cutting tip of a handpiece: A surgical system that is able to sense the onset of an occlusion or other surgical event as well as the instant an occlusion breaks. To help avoid overheating of the tip, the system determines an approximate temperature of the eye using an irrigation flow rate and reduces the power... Agent:

20120296265 - Apparatus for atmospheric pressure pin-to-hole spark discharge and uses thereof: Disclosed herein are atmospheric pressure pin-to-hole pulsed spark discharge devices and methods for creating plasma. The devices include a conduit for fluidically communicating a gas, a plasma, or both, therethrough, portion of the conduit capable of being connected to a gas supply, and a second portion of the conduit capable... Agent: Drexel University

20120296266 - Systems and methods for promoting wound healing: In various embodiments, provided are topical gas delivery systems and methods for promoting wound healing. A provided gas delivery system comprises a gas reservoir comprising at least one chamber adapted to contain one or more therapeutic gases selected from NO, CO, O2, air, or combinations thereof, and at least one... Agent: Ohio University

20120296267 - Dialysis system and machine having therapy prescription recall: In an embodiment, an automated peritoneal dialysis (“APD”) machine includes at least one pump, a logic implementer storing a plurality of therapy prescriptions by which to operate the at least one pump, each therapy prescription pre-approved for a particular patient, and an input device operating with the logic implementer to... Agent: Baxter International Inc.

20120296268 - Medication delivery device: An ear medication delivery device for delivering a treatment liquid and retaining the treatment liquid within an ear canal of a patient including a unitary, one piece earplug formed of a soft resilient material including an ear canal engaging portion and an external portion and defining a single internal passage... Agent: Alternamedics LLC

20120296269 - Insulin pump having basal rate testing features: Methods of establishing an insulin delivery rate in a pump and an insulin pump are disclosed. A method includes selecting a set of alerts from one or more sets of alerts. The method also includes initiating a test process based on the set of alerts. The method further includes, upon... Agent:

20120296270 - Viscous formulations and their use in needle-free injection: Formulations are described that are viscous and will benefit from needle-free delivery at high driving pressures. Conventional delivery of these viscous formulations by hypodermic syringes is inconvenient as well as painful. Formulations include those which have a viscosity of about 5 cS or more at about 20° C. and which... Agent: Zogenix, Inc.

20120296271 - Wireless remote neurostimulator: A therapy system includes a therapy module implantable within a mammalian body that provides a given therapy and a control module implantable within the mammalian body that effects the therapy provided by the therapy module. The control module is physically separate from the therapy module.... Agent: Advastim, LLC

20120296272 - Catheter for transanal irrigation: The invention relates to a catheter for transanal irrigation comprising a distal section (1) sufficiently rigid to be introduced into the rectum of a patient and provided with a rounded tip (3), a proximal section (2) intended to be connected to a source of irrigation liquid and a conduit channel... Agent: B. Braun Medical Sas

20120296273 - Catheter having transitioning shaft segments: A catheter having shaft segments which are joined together by a strong bond providing a low profile shaft section with a flexibility transition and/or a compositional transition. A balloon catheter embodying features of the invention has a distal tip member and a coupling band member surrounding a junction of an... Agent:

20120296274 - Delivery of coated hydrophobic active agent particles: Embodiments of the invention include devices and coatings for devices including coated hydrophobic active agent particles. In an embodiment, the invention includes a drug delivery device including a substrate; and coated therapeutic agent particles disposed on the substrate, the coated therapeutic agent particles comprising a particulate hydrophobic therapeutic agent; and... Agent: Surmodics, Inc.

20120296275 - Sheath-dilator system and uses thereof: A medical device includes a sheath having a proximal end and a distal end, the sheath having an opening at both the proximal end and the distal end, and a removable dilator having a distal end and a proximal end, the dilator having at least one blood detector disposed on... Agent: Vivasure Medical Limited

20120296277 - Cutting element for a retracting needle syringe: A cutting element for a retracting needle syringe having a plunger with a cuttable distal end and a spring biased needle held by a cuttable support and a cutting element capable of cutting the cuttable distal end and the cuttable support includes a body portion having a proximal end, a... Agent: Becton, Dickinson And Company

20120296276 - Injection apparatus: An injection apparatus includes a counter wheel (54) that is incremented by the dose delivery mechanism each time the device is fired. The apparatus includes a final dose disabling mechanism that prevents further usage once the final dose has been delivered. An anti-tamper feature is provided to prevent inadvertent or... Agent: Owen Mumford Limited

20120296278 - Pen needle tip: A needle tip assembly includes a needle tip, a needle tip cover structured and arranged to facilitate installation of the needle tip onto at least one of a pen needle, a pre-loaded syringe, and an injection device, and a slot arranged on a sidewall of a body of the needle... Agent: Stat Medical Devices, Inc.

20120296279 - Access disconnection method using optical and other sensors: A method for detecting movement or disconnection of a needle at an access site of a patient comprising: sensing for a presence of blood at the access site while a medical procedure is performed on the patient; separately sensing for a movement of (i) the needle or (ii) tubing connected... Agent: Baxter International Inc.

20120296280 - Micro needle and micro needle device: The micro needle includes a needle and a body. The needle includes an inclined part including an inclined outer wall, a straight part including a straight outer wall, and a recess having a certain depth along the inclined or straight outer wall. The body is coupled to the needle to... Agent: U-biomed Inc

20120296281 - Holding device for holding a manually operated medical device: Holding device for holding a manually operated medical device in place, comprising: a connector arranged to connect the holding device to a positioning apparatus; a clamp member arranged to clamp the medical device, wherein the clamp member is moveable between a locking position wherein the medical device is clamped and... Agent:

20120296282 - Tip protector for a safety catheter: A safety catheter includes a catheter hub, a needle cannula having a tip, and a tip protector. The tip protector includes an outer member and an inner member therein. The outer member has a projection releasably engaging the catheter hub. The inner member has a pair of arms extending to... Agent: Smiths Medical Asd, Inc.

20120296283 - Gastric insertion confirmation device and related methods therefor: A confirmation device. The device includes a housing having a central passageway and a secondary passageway extending from the central passageway. The device also has a negative pressure member in communication with the secondary passageway and an indicator mechanism in fluid communication with the secondary passageway for visually indicating the... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20120296284 - Method of cleaning and covering an access site: 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:

20120296285 - Assembly of a drug delivery device: An assembly of a drug delivery device comprises a body (10) having a distal end (11) and a proximal end (12), a drive assembly (4) arranged substantially within the body (10) to facilitate dispense of a medicinal product and a button member (5) arranged at the proximal end (12) of... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20120296287 - Drive mechanism for a drug delivery device: A lead screw (5) with a screw thread (6) is arranged in a body (1) along an axis (4) and coupled to a lead screw nut (7) with a drive feature (8), so that the lead screw is helically rotatable in the lead screw nut. The lead screw and the... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20120296286 - Drive mechanism for a medication delivery device and medication delivery device: A piston rod is arranged in a body and provided with a helical element and an axial element. A guide element, which is arranged in the body and fixed relatively to the body, is coupled to the helical element to guide a helical movement of the piston rod and coupled... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20120296288 - Disposable intravenous flow control device: A disposable intravenous flow control device (20) includes a rigid casing (21) defining a flow passage having a fluid entrance (23) and a fluid exit (22); a flow regulator (10) disposed in the flow passage of the casing (21) and comprising an annular flange (11) extending upward, a hollow, cylindrical... Agent:

20120296289 - Needle guard clip with heel: A needle guard clip assembly has a clip and a spring, the clip having a first wall with a needle passage therethrough, a generally parallel second wall, a strut connecting the two walls, and a heel extending from the first wall. The walls, strut, and heel are an integral piece.... Agent: Smiths Medical Asd, Inc.

20120296290 - Manufacturing method a structural part with a cannula, a cannula, a structural part, an insertion head and an insertion device with the cannula: A method for manufacturing a structural part with a cannula for the subcutaneous administration of an active substance is disclosed. A loose cannula is threaded on a piercing means to form a ready-to-use cannula piercing unit and subsequently, a cannula housing is injection-molded onto the cannula. Embodiments for the cannula... Agent: Roche Diagnostics International Ag

20120296291 - Device for dispensing liquid in the form of drops: A device for dispensing liquid including a liquid reservoir which can be deformed so as to dispense liquid by pressing on the reservoir,a liquid-dispensing end piece fitted on the reservoir, a channel for the passage of liquid, a channel for the passage of air from the outside to the inside... Agent:

20120296292 - Female catheter: A catheter includes a urinary tube having proximal and distal ends intercoupling a passage for receiving the discharge of urine from the urethera with the urinary tube distal end for coupling to a collection bag. A resilient and deformable flared flange member is formed integral with the proximal end of... Agent:

20120296294 - Absorbent structure for bodily fluid-absorbent wearing article: The present invention to provide an absorbent structure adapted to prevent the liquid-absorbent materials from falling off the wrapping sheets. An aggregate of liquid-absorbent materials in an absorbent structure has an inner surface covered with a first wrapping sheet and an outer surface and lateral surfaces covered with a second... Agent: Unicharm Corporation

20120296293 - Bariatric absorbent diaper: A disposable, absorbent type-style diaper for bariatric incontinent users includes a non-woven top sheet, an absorbent core containing fluff and super absorbent polymer, a fluid-impervious backsheet (microporous) that covers at minimal the absorbent core at it's widest point, a non-woven backsheet layer that is glued to the fluid-impervious backsheet and... Agent: Principle Business Enterprises, Inc.

20120296295 - Feminine hygiene absorbent article comprising a superabsorbent foam of high swell rate: This invention relates to a feminine hygiene absorbent article comprising superabsorbent foams obtainable by foaming an aqueous mixture comprising at least one monoethylenically unsaturated monomer bearing acid groups, at least one blowing agent, at least one crosslinker and at least one surfactant, polymerizing the foamed mixture and drying the polymerized... Agent:

20120296296 - Feminine hygiene absorbent articles comprising water-absorbing composites: This invention relates to a feminine hygiene absorbent article comprising water-absorbing composites obtainable by foaming an aqueous mixture comprising at least one monoethylenically unsaturated monomer bearing acid groups, at least one crosslinker, at least one initiator and at least one surfactant, contacting the foam obtained with at least one web... Agent:

20120296298 - Feminine hygiene absorbent articles comprising water-absorbing polymer particles: A feminine hygiene absorbent article comprising water-absorbing polymer particles, obtainable by polymerization of a foamed monomer solution or suspension, drying, grinding and classification.... Agent:

20120296297 - Feminine hygiene absorbent articles comprising water-absorbing polymeric foams: A feminine hygiene absorbent article comprising water-absorbing polymeric foams obtainable by polymerization of a foamed aqueous monomer solution or suspension, comprising an ethylenically unsaturated monomer which bears acid groups and may be at least partly neutralized, a crosslinker, a photoinitiator and a surfactant.... Agent:

20120296299 - Use of water-absorbing polymer particles for absorbing blood and/or menses: The use of water-absorbing polymer particles for absorbing blood and/or menses, the water-absorbing polymer particles being obtainable by polymerizing a foamed monomer solution or suspension, drying the polymeric foam and grinding the dried foam.... Agent: Basf Se

20120296300 - Use of water-absorbing polymer particles for dewatering feces: The use of water-absorbing polymer particles for dewatering feces, the water-absorbing polymer particles being obtainable by polymerizing a foamed monomer solution or suspension, drying the polymeric foam and grinding the dried foam.... Agent: Basf Se

20120296301 - Disposable absorbent articles having an interior design signal: Disposable absorbent article comprising an interior design signal indicating absorbency and an absorbent core including first and second absorbent layers, the first absorbent layer including a first substrate and the second absorbent layer including a second substrate, the first and second absorbent layers further including absorbent particulate polymer material deposited... Agent:

20120296302 - Airlaid sheet material: The present invention relates to an airlaid sheet material comprising a dry laid fibrous web and a latex coating on both surfaces thereof in selected amounts. The airlaid sheet material can be an absorbent structure for absorption of fluids.... Agent:

20120296304 - Absorbent article containing apertures arranged in registration with an embossed wave pattern: An absorbent article that contains a topsheet having embossed regions is provided. The embossed regions propagate in a longitudinal direction of the article in the form of a wave having one or more alternating crests (peaks) and troughs (valleys). Such a wave pattern helps slow down the flow of bodily... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc.

20120296303 - Absorbent article having enhanced leakage protection: An absorbent article that is capable of inhibiting leakage of a fluid insult is provided. The absorbent article contains a fluid-shrinkable member, topsheet, and a base pad that includes a baffle and an absorbent core positioned between the topsheet and the baffle. The fluid-shrinkable member extends in a longitudinal direction... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc.

20120296305 - Male light incontinence hygienic article: A hygienic article for personal wear by a male, the hygienic article includes an elongate, liquid permeable, and at least uni-directionally stretchable fabric sleeve having a first end, and a longitudinally opposite second end. A central passage extends longitudinally between the first and second ends of the sleeve, the first... Agent:

20120296306 - Pressure-regulating vial adaptors and methods: In certain embodiments, a vial adaptor for removing liquid contents from a vial comprises a piercing member and a bag. The bag can be contained within the piercing member such that the bag is introduced to the vial when the vial adaptor is coupled with the vial. In some embodiments,... Agent: Icu Medical, Inc.

20120296307 - Vial adapter and system: A vial adapter includes a base having first and second opposing sides, a spike depending from the first side of the base, the spike having a spike passageway, and a connector disposed on the second side of the base, the connector having a connector passageway that is in fluid communication... Agent: Amgen Inc.

20120296308 - Drug bag container: A drug bag is housed inside a container, which has two shells movable between an open position and a closed position; and a gripper fitted outside the shells and defined by two jaws movable between a grip position and a release position to grip and release at least one conduit... Agent: Health Robotics S.r.l.

20120296309 - Mixing tool: The present invention provides devices and methods for mixing a formulation containing two or more constituents, such as a drug product and a diluent. The devices have a chamber for securing a container of the drug product. Various embodiments are presented. In one embodiment the device has two or more... Agent: Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

20120296310 - Insulin pump having missed meal bolus alarm: A pump for delivering insulin to a user. The pump comprises a pump mechanism and a meal-bolus program module. The meal-bolus program module is programmed to control the pump mechanism to deliver a meal bolus. An alarm program module is in data communication with the alarm, the timer, and the... Agent:

20120296311 - Integrated delivery device for continuous glucose sensor: Systems and methods for integrating a continuous glucose sensor, including a receiver, a medicament delivery device, and optionally a single point glucose monitor are provided. Manual integrations provide for a physical association between the devices wherein a user (for example, patient or doctor) manually selects the amount, type, and/or time... Agent: Dexcom, Inc.

20120296312 - Device and method for combining a treatment agent and a gel: A method including introducing a treatment agent at a treatment site within a mammalian host; and introducing a bioerodable gel material at the treatment site. An apparatus including a first annular member having a first lumen disposed about a length of the first annular member and a first entry port... Agent: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.

20120296313 - Drug coated balloon hemostatic valve insertion/balloon sheath: Introducer sheath for use in inserting a balloon catheter into a patient's vasculature includes a tubular member having an inner diameter, an outer diameter, a proximal end, a distal end, and a length therebetween, the inner diameter being sized to receive a catheter shaft having an attached expandable member in... Agent: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.

20120296314 - Long catheter infusion insertion method and apparatus: A long catheter can be inserted into a patient while eliminating the need for a sterile field by incorporating the long catheter into an infusion tubing and carrying it in with the infusion. The long catheter has a structure that prevents it from leaving the infusion set when fully extended... Agent:

20120296315 - Reusable intravaginal delivery device, system, and method: The present disclosure is directed to a system, device and methods for treating or preventing genital tract infection. The system includes a point-of-use recharge kit having a first reusable intravaginal delivery device (RIDD1) and a second reusable intravaginal delivery device (RIDD2), and a therapeutic agent. Each RIDD includes a permeable... Agent: Reprotect, Inc.

  
11/15/2012 > 65 patent applications in 50 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20120289883 - Implantable intraocular pressure drain: An implanted parylene tube shunt relieves intra-ocular pressure. The device is implanted with an open end in the anterior chamber of the eye, allowing excess fluid to be drained through the tube out of the eye. In one embodiment, only a first end of the tube implanted into the anterior... Agent: California Institute Of Technology

20120289882 - Intra-atrial implants having variable thicknesses to accomodate variable thickness in septum: The invention is a septal implant that can accommodate variable thicknesses of the patient's atrial septum as well the variable thicknesses of septums across a population. The invention is able to accomplish this result by having flexible annular flanges that define a gap into which the septum fits. Due to... Agent:

20120289880 - Methods, devices, kits and systems for defunctionalizing the cystic duct: The application discloses devices, systems, kits and methods for treating biliary disease. Devices comprise, for example, a component configurable for deployment between within a cystic duct of a patient which has a proximal end and a distal end. In some embodiments, a lumen may also extend therethrough.... Agent:

20120289881 - System and implantable device for treating chronic kidney disease: An implantable dialysis device with a related medical system for intracorporeal dialysis and ultrafiltration of blood, and methods of use are described. The medical system includes an extracorporeal module, a cutaneous module, and an implantable module. Features of the implantable module facilitate delivery and flow of blood and dialysate through... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20120289886 - Controlled application of cross-linking agent: Devices and approaches for activating cross-linking within at least one eye component of an eye to stabilize and strengthen corneal tissue or other tissues of the eye. Cross-linking is activated within the at least one eye component by conveying a cross-linking agent to regions of the at least one eye... Agent: Avedro, Inc.

20120289887 - Electrotransport devices, methods and drug electrode assemblies: A drug electrode assembly usefully employed in an electrotransport device for the delivery of drugs across a tissue surface includes an electrode, a drug reservoir which stores the drug (including an ionized (e.g., anionic) or neutrally charged drug species), and a liquid impermeable solid-state assist ion conducting barrier layer interposed... Agent: Polyplus Battery Company

20120289884 - Fused ring diarylamino photosensitizers for phototherapy: The invention relates generally to optical agents and methods of using optical agents for biomedical applications, including phototherapy. Provided are methods of using diarylamino compounds having a fused ring backbone providing phototherapeutic agents, including Type 1 phototherapeutic agents. Optical agents of the invention enable a versatile phototherapy platform for treatment... Agent: Mallinckrodt LLC

20120289885 - Phototherapy system: The present application is directed to a phototherapy system for treating a treatment region having a treatment surface. The phototherapy system comprises an optical device. The optical device includes a light source generating source light, an emission surface emitting emitted light, and a sheet waveguide. The light source is coupled... Agent:

20120289888 - Irreversible electroporation and tissue regeneration: A method and device are herein described to treat a target region of tissue, using at least one energy delivery device coupled to a power source and positioned in a treatment position so as to irreversibly electroporate tissue to ablate a target region, and introduce regenerative materials into a treated... Agent:

20120289889 - Ultrasound system: A catheter system for delivering ultrasonic energy to a treatment site within a body lumen, the catheter comprises a tubular body having a proximal end, a distal end and an energy delivery section positioned between the proximal end and the distal end and a plurality of ultrasound radiating members in... Agent: Ekos Corporation

20120289890 - Oxygen delivery device: A portable topical oxygen therapy system includes a miniature gas cylinder containing compressed oxygen, a miniature regulator or having an inlet and an outlet and a wound dressing having an interior configured to cover or enclose an exterior portion of a patient's body. The inlet of the regulator is connected... Agent:

20120289891 - System and methods for motorized injection and aspiration: A motorized injection and aspiration system and methods for its use, where the motorized injection and aspiration system comprises (a) a syringe coupled to a needle, wherein the syringe includes a plunger, (b) a cannula, (c) a tube having first and second ends, wherein the first end is coupled to... Agent: Biocrine Ab

20120289892 - Systems and methods for cleaning body cavities: Systems and methods for cleaning body cavities are presented. Some embodiments reduce size of fecal matter pieces within an evacuation conduit. Some comprise devices and methods for purging an evacuation conduit. Some comprise reduced cross-sectional profiles of a cleaning device. Some protect intestinal tissue by preventing exposure to excessively high... Agent: Motus Gi Medical Technologies Ltd.

20120289893 - Suction catheter controller and suction catheter assembly utilizing the same: A suction catheter assembly is disclosed, which includes a manifold member, an engaging structure, a suction catheter, and a controller. The controller includes a housing, an elastic member, a hollow valve body, an actuating piston, and a cap. The housing has an inlet portion and an outlet portion. The housing... Agent: Lily Medical Corporation

20120289894 - Remotely controlled suction/irrigation for surgery: A system for the movement of fluids into and out of a surgical field is provided with a control module manipulated by a user; a valve controlled by the user via the control module, the valve controlling flow of a fluid; and a tube set having a proximal branch and... Agent: Vascular Technology, Incorporated

20120289895 - Fluids exchanging system for medical use: Fluids exchanging system for medical use comprising infusion and suction pumps having one flow higher than the other at certain time intervals, pump and catheter accessories with infusion and suction pipes leading to a common perforated dissolution cavity with elastic holes, however, with a body that swells or shrinks minimally... Agent:

20120289896 - Percutaneously deployed abdominal drain: Devices adapted to facilitate draining fluid from the abdominal/peritoneal cavity of a medical patient. The invention may be embodied in one or more element of an access port, insertion assist device, and/or abdominal catheter. A preferred abdominal catheter provides a drain field that can be inserted into the abdominal compartment,... Agent:

20120289897 - Navigable system for catheter based endovascular neurosurgery: A navigable system for catheter based endovascular neurosurgery including: a micro-motor (3) including a piezoelectric actuator (5) mounted to a free end of a guidewire or micro-catheter (2), the piezoelectric actuator (5) including a piezoelectric element (7), and an elongate transducer (9) mounted on the piezoelectric element (7) and extending... Agent: Monash University

20120289898 - Rapid exchange balloon catheter with braided shaft: A balloon catheter for use alone or as a stent delivery system includes a balloon segment and a shaft segment having a varying flexibility. The shaft segment includes a polymer encased braid which extends along substantially the entire length of the shaft segment for added pushability and kink resistance. A... Agent: Innovational Holdings, LLC.

20120289899 - Self-locking single use syringe: A self-locking single use syringe comprising a plunger arm, plunger tip, syringe body, and locking sleeve is disclosed. The locking sleeve surrounds tip retaining arms of the plunger arm allowing the tip retaining arms to grasp the plunger tip. When the plunger arm is pulled backwards, sleeve flanges of the... Agent:

20120289900 - Automated reservoir fill system: An automated reservoir filling system for a portable medical device is disclosed. The system includes a vial sealed by a septum partially filled with a liquid and a gas occupying a headspace. The system further includes a reservoir with a volume defined between a reservoir septum and a plunger head.... Agent: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.

20120289901 - Apparatus for establishing the penetration depth of a tubular or rod-shaped sliding part in an accommodation part and medical handpiece using such apparatuses: A device for establishing the penetration depth of a tubular or rod-shaped sliding part in a receiving part and to a medical handpiece using such devices. There is an adjusting element that surrounds the sliding part and which can be adjusted in the longitudinal direction of the sliding part and... Agent: Medi-globe Gmbh

20120289902 - Needle for bloodless iv: An intravenous catheter system having a retractable needle system and a body system is disclosed. The retractable needle system includes a housing, a needle, a docking feature, and an optional anti-shearing mechanism. The body system includes a body, at least one hub, a catheter connector, at least one plug, a... Agent:

20120289903 - Systems for anchoring a medical device in a body lumen: A system for securing a device in tissue, having a sheath having a plurality of side openings; a rotatable element disposed within the sheath; and a plurality of curved projections extending from the rotatable element, wherein rotation of the rotatable element within the sheath pushes distal ends of each of... Agent: Abbott Laboratories

20120289904 - Medical tube fixing device: Disclosed is a medical tube fixing device, and more particularly a medical tube fixing device, which may ensure rapid coupling with a medical tube with minimal movement of the medical tube, and which includes a fixing member attached to a human body, the fixing member being flexibly operated in response... Agent:

20120289905 - Automatic injection devices having overmolded gripping surfaces: Exemplary embodiments provide automatic injection devices, housing components for automatic injection devices and methods for fabricating the same. An exemplary housing of an automatic injection device may be overmolded with one or more gripping surfaces to facilitate gripping and manipulation of the automatic injection device by a user when performing... Agent: Abbott Laboratories

20120289906 - Method and assembly for a drug delivery device: securing the cartridge (4) in the end position against displacement in the distal direction with respect to the cartridge holder (3). An assembly for a drug delivery device (1) is provided comprising a cartridge (4), an adjusting member (12, 25, 28, 34) and a cartridge holder (3). The cartridge holder... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20120289909 - Assembly for a drug delivery device: a spring member (26). The dose member (22) is adapted to be rotated in a dose setting direction with respect to the housing (2) for setting a dose of a drug (5) and to be rotated in a dose delivery direction with respect to the housing (2) for delivering the... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20120289907 - Drive assembly, piston rod, drug delivery device, and use of a spring: According to one aspect, a drive assembly for a drug delivery device is provided for. The drive assembly may comprise a housing (10A, 10B, 10C) having a proximal end (100P) and a distal end (100D), a piston rod (20) being axially displaceable and rotatable with respect to the housing (10A,... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20120289908 - Resettable drive assembly and drug delivery device: A resettable drive assembly for a drug delivery device (1) is provided. The drive assembly comprises a drive unit (3) for driving a piston rod (5) in a dispense operation of the device (1). The drive unit (3) comprises a first drive member (35), a second drive member (37) and... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20120289910 - Systems and methods for cleaning body cavities: Systems and methods for cleaning body cavities are presented. Some embodiments reduce size of fecal matter pieces within an evacuation conduit. Some comprise devices and methods for purging an evacuation conduit. Some comprise reduced cross-sectional profiles of a cleaning device. Some protect intestinal tissue by preventing exposure to excessively high... Agent: Motus Gi Medical Technologies Ltd.

20120289911 - Flexible needle: An endoscopic instrument comprises a first flexible insertion member sized for insertion through a body lumen to a target site and a needle coupled to the insertion member for penetration of tissue, the needle including a plurality of flexibility enhancing grooves formed therein along at least a first portion of... Agent:

20120289912 - Wound shield: A preformed wound shield includes a frame formed of one or more layers of suitable material and any suitable covering. Exudate absorbing or transporting material may also be one of two or more layers of material forming the frame.... Agent:

20120289913 - Device for providing a vacuum for medical vacuum wound treatment: A portable device (2) for providing a vacuum for medical vacuum treatment of wounds has a suction pump (90), which generates a vacuum and is located in a housing part (4) of the device as well as a container (10) for receiving body fluids. A programmable electronic control device (100)... Agent:

20120289914 - Vacuum generation device for vacuum treatment of wounds: A portable device (2) to generate a vacuum for the medical treatment of wounds on the bodies of humans or animals has a vacuum-producing suction pump (90) in a first housing part (4) of the device and a vessel (10) for receiving body liquids. Vacuum is applied for vacuum communication... Agent:

20120289915 - System for treating a wound with suction and method of detecting a loss of suction: A system for applying suction to a wound is provided, including a suction source for providing suction to a conduit operatively associated with the wound to communicate suction to the wound, a vent in fluid communication with the conduit to provide a reference airflow into the conduit when the system... Agent: Boehringer Laboratories, L.p.

20120289916 - Percutaneous ostomy implant: A method of providing a stoma with a removable connection for a receptacle includes securing an implant onto the stoma of a patient, wherein the implant has an axial interior section for fixation inside the body and an axial exterior section extending outwards from the body, a free end of... Agent: Ostomycure A/s

20120289917 - Enhanced personal care absorbent articles: The present invention relates to a personal care absorbent article comprising at least two substrates each having an internal and external surface, wherein at least one substrate is a fluid permeable bodyside substrate selected from spunbond, meltblown, coform, airlaid, bonded-carded web, spunlace materials and combinations thereof; at least one substrate... Agent:

20120289918 - System and method for providing embolic protection: An apparatus for offering embolic protection is provided that includes a sponge operable to be positioned in an area of a patient who is to undergo a cardiovascular procedure. The sponge is operable to collect debris present in or proximate to the area and to allow a portion of blood... Agent:

20120289919 - Body adhering absorbent article: The present invention provides a body adhering absorbent articles which is capable of absorbing bodily fluids. In particular embodiment of the present invention, provided is an absorbent article which is specifically designed for attachment to a wearer's skin in the vulva region of the wearer's torso.... Agent:

20120289920 - Disposable pants-type wearing article: The present invention provides a disposable pants-type wearing article using belt-like leg elastic member. Respective opposite side edges of front and rear waist regions of a disposable pants-type wearing article are fusion-bonded together to define put flat and joined together regions. Belt-like leg elastic members respectively have front side upper... Agent: Unicharm Corporation

20120289923 - Absorbent article: An absorbent article according to the present invention includes a topsheet, a backsheet, and an absorber. The absorber has a body unit having a foreside constricted portion and a backside constricted portion, and a pair of extension units extending outside in the widthwise direction of the absorber from the body... Agent: Unicharm Corporation

20120289922 - Disposable pants-type wearing article: The present invention provides a disposable pants-type wearing article free from possibility that upper regions of the leg-openings' peripheral edges might be formed with frills even when the belt-like leg elastic members contract along the peripheral edges of the respective leg-openings. Belt-like leg elastic members in a disposable pants-type diaper... Agent: Unicharm Corporation

20120289921 - Wearing article: A wearing article improved to facilitate wrinkles created in a front waist region as well as in a rear waist region to be smoothed. A diaper includes front and rear waist members, a crotch member by the intermediary of which these front and rear waist members are connected. The front... Agent: Uni-charm Corporation

20120289924 - Disposable diaper: Each of first fastening tapes and second fastening tapes provided on both left and right sides of a disposable diaper has a first fastening part and a second fastening part which are away from each other. When putting the disposable diaper on a slender wearer, the second fastening tape is... Agent:

20120289925 - Transfer guard systems and methods: A support structure may have a chamber, a first adapter for mating with a vial containing fluidic media, and a second adapter for mating with a reservoir containing a plunger head moveable within the reservoir. A first needle may provide a fluid path from the vial to the reservoir and... Agent: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.

20120289926 - Blood bag system and blood treatment method: A blood bag system includes: a first bag in which blood containing multiple components is stored; a second bag in which a relative medium-density component is stored; a third bag in which a relative low-density component is stored; a first tube through which the relative low-density component and the relative... Agent: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

20120289927 - Mobile intravenous administration apparatus: The present invention relates to intravenous (IV) administration apparatus (1) and more particularly to a mobile intravenous (IV) administration apparatus (1) that can be fasten to a human body. The apparatus (1) is having a holder assembly (2) which pivotedly holding IV drip bag (4) such that the IV drip... Agent:

20120289928 - Medical tubing installation detection: This disclosure relates to medical tubing installation detection. In certain aspects, a method is performed by a data processing apparatus. The method includes detecting that a tube is incorrectly installed on a drug delivery device by providing an instruction for a motor of the drug delivery device to pump a... Agent: Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc.

20120289930 - Automatic-locking safety needle covers and methods of use and manufacture: A single-use needle cover configured to obscure, protect, or hide at least a portion of a needle from view before, during, and/or after an injection and/or aspiration procedure is disclosed. In some embodiments, the cover includes a housing at least partially containing the needle and configured to couple to a... Agent: Sta-med, LLC

20120289932 - Device and method for combining a treatment agent and a gel: A method including introducing a treatment agent at a treatment site within a mammalian host; and introducing a bioerodable gel material at the treatment site. An apparatus including a first annular member having a first lumen disposed about a length of the first annular member and a first entry port... Agent: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.

20120289929 - Drive mechanisms suitable for use in drug delivery devices: The present invention relates to drive mechanisms suitable for use in drug delivery devices, in particular pen-type injectors, wherein a number of pre-set doses of medicinal product can be administered. In particular, the present invention relates to such drug delivery devices where a user may activate the drug delivery device.... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20120289931 - Medicament kit and method of use: A medicament delivery system and method of use. A medicament delivery system comprising a medicament, a medicament delivery device, an alerting device, operating instructions, and a carrying case. The medicament can be glucagon for use with Type 1 diabetics. A method where a person assisting a patient in medical distress... Agent:

20120289933 - Local delivery of water-soluble or water-insoluble therapeutic agents to the surface of body lumens: A method and device for local delivery of water-soluble or water-insoluble therapeutic agents to the surface of a normal or diseased body lumen is disclosed. An expandable structure of a medical disposable device, such as a balloon of a balloon catheter, is coated with an amphiphilic polymer coating comprising a... Agent:

20120289934 - Suction sequences for a breastpump: A breastpump is provided with one or more novel suction sequences. which are considered to produce advantageous particularized results. Such sequences include a suction method for increased milk production and an improved suction method in general.... Agent: Medela Ag

20120289936 - System for aseptic collection and enteral delivery: A container for collecting, storing and dispensing fluid, as in enteral feeding and/or medication deliver to neonatal infants. The container includes a hollow tube with a body, a first end, a second end, and an outer diameter. The hollow tube is configured to receive a movable plunger that advances and... Agent: Neomed, Inc.

20120289935 - Tool for manipulating an object in a body cavity: A tool for manipulating a solid object (12) in a cavity (16) of a human or animal body, comprising a longitudinal rod member (14) adapted for insertion into said body cavity (16), a first coupling member (26) connected to one of the rod member (14) and the object (12) through... Agent:

20120289937 - Method of joining tubing for use in medical catheters: The present application relates to method of arresting telescopic endwise relative movement in a medical device between an end portion of an elongate member, preferably being a cylinder, and an end portion of a tube, preferably being a cylindrical tube, that receives the end portion of the elongate member. The... Agent: C. R. Bard, Inc.

20120289938 - Medical devices with a heat transfer region and a heat sink region and methods for manufacturing medical devices: Medical devices and methods for making and using the same are disclosed. An example medical device may include a guidewire. The guidewire may include a core wire having a distal portion. A tubular member may be disposed over the distal portion. The tubular member may have a plurality of slots... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20120289939 - Multi-bend steerable mapping catheter: An electrophysiology catheter introduced through the groin and inferior vena cava into the right side of the heart comprises an elongate flexible shaft having a steerable distal section and a prolapsing section located proximally of the distal section. The distal section is inserted into the coronary sinus and a back-steering... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20120289940 - Air embolization prevention system: The invention generally relates to an intravascular catheter that includes a proximal hub and a distal elongated tubular member. In one embodiment, the hub is designed to mitigate the introduction of air into a patient's vasculature during the delivery of a second device through the catheter into the patient's body.... Agent: W.l. Gore & Associates

20120289941 - Self-cleaning surgical suction device: A suction device is disclosed that includes a suction tube having a first longitudinal axis, and proximal and distal openings; a guide tube that is substantially coextensive with and parallel to the suction tube, and has a second longitudinal axis, and proximal and distal openings; a stylet having proximal and... Agent: Neuro Enterprises, LLC

20120289942 - Automatic barrier film removal: An assembly (100) for wetting a medical device (101) is provided. The assembly has a package (110) for a medical device (such as a catheter) and a compartment (155) for a fluid medium (such as a saline solution containing an antimicrobial agent). This assembly includes a device (160) for removing... Agent: Coloplast A/s

20120289943 - Osmotic pump with remotely controlled osmotic flow rate: Embodiments of a system including a remotely controlled osmotic pump device and associated controller are described. Methods of use and control of the device are also disclosed. According to some embodiments, an osmotic pump device is placed in an environment in order to pump a material into the environment or... Agent: Searete LLC

20120289944 - Highly concentrated drug particles, formulations, suspensions and uses thereof: Highly concentrated drug particle formulations are described, wherein the drug comprises between about 25 wt % and 80 wt % of the particle formulation. The particle formulations of the present invention comprise, for example, macromolecules, such as proteins and/or small molecules (such as steroid hormones). The particle formulation typically further... Agent: Intarcia Therapeutics, Inc.

  
11/08/2012 > 89 patent applications in 57 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20120283616 - Swab applicator and methods of use: A swab applicator for collecting debris and other materials from small and hard to reach spaces and cavities and applying materials to selected areas, including small and hard to reach spaces and cavities. The swab applicator includes an elongated member having two opposite ends having respective end members extending from... Agent:

20120283617 - Arteriovenous access valve system and process: An arteriovenous graft system is described. The arteriovenous graft system includes an arteriovenous graft that is well suited for use during hemodialysis. In order to minimize or prevent arterial steal, at least one valve device is positioned at the arterial end of the arteriovenous graft. In one embodiment, for instance,... Agent:

20120283618 - Method of inducing cellular growth and materials for use therewith: The present invention relates generally to a method of producing a population of cells and materials for use therewith. More particularly, the present invention is directed to a method of generating the growth of a population of blood-derived cells and materials for use therewith. The method of the present invention... Agent:

20120283622 - Dermatological treatment device: The invention relates to a dermatological treatment device suitable primarily for treating nail fungus, in particular toenail fungus. The use of a photochemically active substance allows effective control of the fungus by irradiating with light at a wavelength that is relatively harmless to health. Potential technical implementations are possible for... Agent:

20120283619 - Minimally invasive contraception method and device: Minimally invasive methods and devices for endoluminally treating female fallopian tubes or male vas deferens of mammals are presented as a permanent method of contraception. In preferred embodiments, medical devices for male and female sterilization comprise laser radiation source operating at one or more preselected wavelengths between about 980 nm... Agent: Ceramoptec Industries Inc.

20120283623 - Phototherapy patch: A phototherapy patch is disclosed, which includes: an adhesive layer, having a first surface and an opposite second surface; a pharmaceutical drug layer, disposed on the first surface of the adhesive layer; and a spontaneous emission layer, disposed over the pharmaceutical drug layer and capable of emitting therapeutic light by... Agent: Forward Electronics Co., Ltd.

20120283621 - Sterilizing application of cross-linking agent: A method for treating an eye includes applying, to an outer protective layer of an area of an eye, one or more initial doses of a cross-linking agent that acts as a photosensitizer. The method also includes delivering, from a light source, one or more initial doses of ultraviolet light... Agent: Avedro, Inc.

20120283620 - Treatment utilizing hydrophobic weak bases chemotherapeutic agents and illumination: Hydrophobic weak base compounds such as hydrophobic weak base chemotherapeutic agents (which are not an anthracycline) for use in the treatment of medical conditions such as proliferative disease or disorder in a subject, in combination with illumination of a region in a body of the subject which is characterized by... Agent:

20120283624 - Drug eluting device and method of use thereof: One aspect provides a balloon catheter including a cutting element having a reservoir. In one embodiment, the reservoir includes a bioactive. Another aspect provides a method for using the balloon catheter for treating a patient by breaking hardened plague on the vessel wall and dilating the vessel. In one embodiment,... Agent:

20120283625 - Method for treatment of ethmoids: A method of treating diseased ethmoid sinuses in a patient with a therapeutic agent includes providing an injection device comprising an elongate member having a proximal end, a distal tip or end, and a lumen extending between the distal tip and the proximal end, the proximal end being operatively coupled... Agent: Entellus Medical, Inc.

20120283626 - Portable topical oxygen therapy system: The present invention provides a topical oxygen therapy system for treating chronic non-healing wounds. The system is configured to be extremely portable, allowing patients to be completely ambulatory during treatment. The topical oxygen therapy system includes an oxygen source and a wound dressing capsule. The oxygen source includes a miniature... Agent: Oxyvive, Inc.

20120283627 - Method for combined gastrointestional feeding and aspiration: A method is provided in which continuous suction alternately removes fluid through an aspiration lumen from the stomach and adjacent small intestine and returns the fluid with gravity a short distance downstream. The only aspirate permanently discarded is that volume of inflow to the feeding site that momentarily exceeded peristaltic... Agent:

20120283628 - Artificial kidney: Artificial kidney for gradual, and at least semi-continuous, blood treatment, wherein a blood stream is fed from a body of a living human or animal being into the artificial kidney, where anticoagulation is first effected, blood cells and molecules of large and medium molecular weight, such as proteins, are then... Agent: Relitech B.v.

20120283629 - Peritoneal dialysis system having heater pan and weight sensor: A peritoneal dialysis machine includes: (i) a housing; (ii) an actuator carried by the housing so as to be able to interact with a peritoneal dialysis fluid carrying disposable; (iii) at least one heating element carried by the housing; (iv) a heater pan providing an upper surface of the housing,... Agent: Baxter International Inc.

20120283630 - Flow control line management apparatus: A line management apparatus for managing multiple IV lines connected in a Y fitting or multi-way fitting provides for flow sensing and for electronic control of flow in the multiple lines. The line management apparatus may be used independently as a precise gravity feed IV system or may provide for... Agent:

20120283631 - Burn patient resuscitation system: A system for operating a semi-closed loop and/or a closed loop resuscitation of a burn patient in view of patient information and other physiological data gathered by the system. The system in at least one embodiment includes an urine sensor, an infusion pump and a processor that controls the operation... Agent: United States Government As Represented By The Secretary Of The Army

20120283632 - Infusion control device: The present invention relates to an infusion control device designed to secure the infusion control device to a drip chamber attached to an infusion tube. The infusion control device comprises a light indicator and a microprocessor. The microprocessor determines the amount of fluid in an infusion bottle providing fluid to... Agent:

20120283633 - Intravascular access catheter: Disclosed is an access catheter, having a distal segment which is moveable from a reduced outside diameter for positioning at a target site, and an enlarged outside diameter to create an enlarged internal working lumen. In one application, the catheter is configured for use as an intracranial aspiration catheter. Methods... Agent: Onset Medical Corporation

20120283634 - Catheter tubing with structural beam profile: A catheter tubing is disclosed having a cross-sectional profile that takes the characteristics of a structural beam, such as an “I”-beam, and in so doing possesses the bending moment and stiffness of the beam profile. The tubing can be made from existing polymers and existing manufacturing techniques, and multi-lumen configurations... Agent: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.

20120283635 - Method and a balloon catheter assembly for treating bifurcation lesions: The invention discloses a balloon catheter assembly for delivering nano-carriers to bifurcation lesions in one or more of a main branch and a side branch of a blood vessel bifurcation within 30 to 90 seconds. The balloon catheter assembly includes two or more balloons designed for use in the blood... Agent: Concept Medical Research Private Limited

20120283636 - Drug delivery device with sheath for improved drug delivery: A drug eluting balloon device is disclosed, comprising a balloon and a sheath disposed around the balloon, the sheath comprising a plurality of drug delivery areas. When the sheath is in a first position, the drug delivery areas are in the form of pockets adapted to contain a therapeutic agent.... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20120283637 - Injection site marker: The present invention relates to the use of syringes for medicinal liquid injections into mammals, particularly humans, with the syringe bearing a marker ink to mark injection site with marker ink. The disclosed embodiments address re-injecting a medical liquid into the skin at the same location as previous injections. The... Agent:

20120283639 - Detecting empty medical pump reservoir: A medical device system comprises a reservoir configured to store a therapeutic fluid and a medical pump configured to deliver the therapeutic fluid from the reservoir to a patient. The system also comprises a sensor that can detect a characteristic associated with the pump and a processor to determine if... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20120283638 - Non-magnetic medical infusion device: Liquid infusion apparatus includes non-magnetic materials in a pumping structure and drive motor, therefore, and in a controller that supplies drive signals to the motor to facilitate convenient operation in intense magnetic fields without distorting the magnetic fields and without radiating objectionable radio-frequency interference.... Agent: Iradimed Corporation

20120283640 - Access device: An access device places a medical article within a body space of a patient. The device has a needle that includes a needle body and hub. The device further includes a dilator coaxially disposed and slideable over the needle body and a medical article. A viewing space is disposed between... Agent: Access Scientific, Inc.

20120283641 - Safety catheter: A device and method for positioning a catheter to establish a fluid access site into the vasculature of a patient includes a luer assembly having a cannula or catheter, a shuttle assembly having a stylet for stiffening the catheter, and a holder assembly having an actuator for providing controlled retraction... Agent:

20120283642 - Microneedle device: A microneedle device having a coating including a high molecular weight pharmaceutical compound substantially uniformly is provided. A microneedle device (1) includes a plurality of microneedles (3) on a microneedle substrate (2), which are capable of piercing the skin. A portion of or entire surface of the microneedles (3) and/or... Agent: Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical Co., Inc.

20120283643 - Catheter assembly including internal bolster: A catheter assembly includes an internal bolster comprising a plurality of resilient members collectively forming an anchor at a first end of the catheter. Each resilient member is reversibly transformable between a spiral shape, when at rest, and a straightened shape, when forcibly unfurled. The catheter assembly may be used... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20120283644 - Temporary retention device: A retention device for anchoring indwelling catheters, sheath introducers, feeding tubes, ostomy bags or other medical devices beneath the skin of a patient includes an deployable section coupled to a medical device; following introduction into a patient, the deployable section is subcutaneously deployed, securely anchoring the device and coupled medical... Agent: Interrad Medical, Inc.

20120283645 - Drug delivery device: A drug delivery device comprising: a device body, an operating member which is configured to be movable relative to the device body for operating the drug delivery device, a preventing member which prevents movement of the operating member relative to the device body for operating the drug delivery device, wherein... Agent: Sanofi-avents Deutschland Gmbh

20120283646 - Drug delivery system, drug delivery device, needle assembly and method for priming: A drug delivery system comprises a drug delivery device which comprises a housing and a cartridge. The drug delivery device has a proximal end and a distal end. The drug delivery system further comprises a needle assembly which is attachable to the drug delivery device. The needle assembly and the... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20120283648 - Drive mechanism for a drug delivery device: A first output member is rotatable around an axis relatively to the body. A second output member is movable relatively to the body along the axis. The first output member and the second output member are rotationally coupled. A drive feature is provided to generate a rotation of the first... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20120283647 - Injection pen with dial back and last dose control: A medication injection pen is provided comprising a housing (218), for housing a dose set knob (220), a leadscrew (226), a driver (224), a setback member (222), and a dose stop member (228). The dose set knob (220) is rotatable with respect to said housing (218) to set a desired... Agent:

20120283650 - Assembly for use in a drug delivery device: The present invention relates to an assembly for a drug delivery device comprising a proximal end, a distal end and a moveable member, a dose member, a fixed member and coupling means, wherein in a first state, the moveable member is moveable in an axial direction with respect to the... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20120283649 - Drive mechanism for a drug delivery device and use of a reset member for a drive mechanism: A plunger and a lever are arranged in a body and provided with engaging elements engaging the lever with the plunger. The lever is disengageable from the plunger by a shift of the lever, thus enabling a movement of the plunger relatively to the body in the proximal direction.... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20120283651 - Drive mechanism for a drug delivery device and resilient element for a drive mechanism: A plunger (4) having engaging means and a lever (5) are arranged in a body (1). The lever has a first pivot that is stationary with respect to the body in the direction of an axis, a second pivot, and a third pivot formed by an engaging element of the... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20120283656 - Apparatus and methods for delivering fluid and material to a subject: The present invention provides fluid and material delivery methods and devices for practicing the methods. In one embodiment the device is a micrometer assisted fluid delivery device comprising a micrometer, a holder portion, and a syringe. The micrometer assisted delivery device is designed to control the amount of the solution... Agent: Aderans Research Institute, Inc.

20120283652 - Assembly and piston rod for a drug delivery device: The piston rod assembly (32) comprises a set of interaction surfaces (17) for mechanical interaction with the drive feature (15), with at least two interaction surfaces (17) being axially and angularly offset with respect to each other. When the drive member (5) is displaced in the dose delivery direction for... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20120283653 - Assembly for a drug delivery device: A resettable drive mechanism for a drug delivery device (1) comprises a piston rod assembly (32) and an interaction member (23). The piston rod assembly (32) comprises a guide track (18) running along the piston rod assembly (32), the guide track (18) comprising at least one delivery section (18A) and... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20120283659 - Assembly for a drug delivery device: An assembly for a drug delivery device comprises a first drive member for driving a piston rod, wherein in a first state of the assembly the first drive member is moveable with respect to a second drive member and the piston rod is configured to be moved with respect to... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20120283654 - Button member for operating a drive assembly: A button member (5) for operating a drive assembly (4) of a drug delivery device comprises a first portion being accessible by a user, a second portion in operative connection with the drive assembly (4), said second portion comprising a first guiding track (51) having a first track portion (511)... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20120283655 - Drug delivery device and drive member for a drug delivery device: A drive member for driving a piston rod in a drug delivery device is provided. The drive member is configured to be driven in a rotational movement by an actuating member. The drive member comprises a track for transmitting a driving load from the actuating member to the drive member.... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20120283657 - Mechanism for a drug delivery device: The present invention relates to an assembly forming a piston rod for advancing a cartridge bung in a drug delivery device, the assembly comprising a first member and a second member wherein in a first state, the first and the second member are moveable with respect to each other to... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20120283658 - Resettable drug delivery device: A drive member for driving a piston rod in a drug delivery device is provided. The drive member is configured to be driven in a rotational movement by an actuating member. The drive member comprises a track for transmitting a driving load from the actuating member to the drive member.... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20120283660 - Method and assembly for a drug delivery device: A method for securing a cartridge to a body for a drug delivery device is provided comprising the step of securing the cartridge to the body by means of a releasable connection to prevent accidental relative movement between the cartridge (4) and the body during assembly of the device. Afterwards,... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20120283661 - Drive mechanism for drug delivery device: A drive mechanism for a drug delivery device, preferably for a pen-type injector, the mechanism comprises a spindle (6) movable in a first direction during a delivery step, a splined portion (5, 11) operatively coupled to the spindle (6), and retraction means (12, 15, 16, 17, 20) acting on the... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20120283662 - Method for assembling a drug delivery device, assembly for a drug delivery device and piston rod for a drug delivery device: d

20120283665 - Method for coating inner surface of medical tube made from vinyl chloride with anti-thrombotic material: The present invention provides a method for coating an inner surface of a polyvinyl chloride medical tube containing a plasticizer with an antithrombogenic material composed of a specific (meth)acrylate copolymer. The simple method of the present invention is capable of evenly and efficiently coating an inner surface of a polyvinyl... Agent: Toyo Boseki Kabushiki Kaisha

20120283663 - Sheath for protection of medical devices and method of use thereof: A protective sheath for protecting elongated medical devices positioned in, or through, the sheath while performing a surgical procedure. The sheath is formed of a thin, flexible material that provides and maintains a clean and sterile and reliable path for medical instruments to travel within. The device provides a barrier... Agent:

20120283664 - Use of polyoxyalkylene diamine-based polyguanidine derivatives for medical articles: p

20120283666 - Drug eluting cochlear implants: Drug delivery systems and biocompatible coatings for use with implantable stimulation devices such as cochlear implants have been developed. These drug delivery systems and coatings comprise polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) polymers and copolymers. The drug delivery systems may be used to deliver pharmacologically active substances, for example, directly from a cochlear implant... Agent: Tepha, Inc.

20120283667 - Medical lumen access device assembly including medical lumen access device holder and method of use: A medical lumen access device assembly includes a medical lumen access device holder including an elongate tube defining a lumen extending from a proximal opening of the elongate tube to a distal opening of the elongate tube. A check valve is positioned over an opening of the elongate tube and... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies

20120283668 - Apparatus and method for using effervescent tablets for cosmetic care: An apparatus and method for providing cosmetic treatment to skin comprise one material chemically active in a solid form preferably in a tablet form and a second material which is chemically reactive with the first material so that effervescence is produced during the reaction. The chemically active materials may be... Agent:

20120283669 - Punctal plugs for controlled release of therapeutic agents: Lacrimal inserts such as punctal plugs may be utilized for delivery of medication to the eye. The plug includes a body portion sized to pass through a lacrimal punctum and be positioned within a lacrimal canaliculus of the eyelid. The plug may contain a core, or reservoir, at least partially... Agent:

20120283670 - Percutaneous absorption preparation comprising anti-dementia drug: The present invention relates to a percutaneous absorption preparation comprising an anti-dementia drug, which is lower skin irritation. More specifically, the present invention relates to a percutaneous absorption preparation comprising a drug-containing layer comprising an anti-dementia drug, a polymer compound having an amino group, a polyhydric alcohol fatty acid ester,... Agent:

20120283671 - Anti-inflammatory analgesic adhesive patch for external use: An external patch containing diclofenac hydroxyethylpyrrolidine prepared by laminating an adhesive layer on a backing, wherein said adhesive layer is characterized by comprising 5-50% by weight of styrene•isoprene•styrene block copolymer, 20-50% by weight of a tackifier resin, 5-70% by weight of a softening agent, and 0.5-20% by weight of one... Agent:

20120283673 - Kit for predicting implantation success in assisted fertilization: A kit for determining for a female subject the implantation potential of embryos obtained or to be obtained by assisted fertilization is described. The kit includes at least one reagent suitable for detection of levels of FF G-CSF or FF G-CSF mRNA, such as anti-G-CSF antibody or a nucleic acid... Agent: Femalon S.a.

20120283672 - Method and apparatus for wound treatment: A wound treatment device comprises a polyurethane or polyether foam pad, adapted for insertion substantially within a wound cavity; a pump for supplying fluid flow to the wound site; and a collection canister for receiving wound fluids drawn from the wound cavity. The foam pad, pump and collection canister are... Agent:

20120283675 - System for providing fluid flow to nerve tissues: Provided is an apparatus that includes a nerve conduit, a manifold and a support structure for providing a reduced pressure. Also provided is a system that includes a source of reduced pressure, a nerve conduit, a manifold, a support structure and a conduit for providing fluid communication between the manifold... Agent:

20120283674 - Systems and methods for controlling inflammatory response: A method and system for controlling inflammatory response at an internal tissue site of a patient utilizes a reduced-pressure treatment device. Controlling the inflammatory response may be accomplished in a number of ways that involve treating the inflammatory milieu. Treating the inflammatory milieu may include removing or moderating pro-inflammatory stimuli,... Agent:

20120283676 - Method of controlling the flow of bodily fluid: A system and method are disclosed for automatically limiting the drainage of a bodily fluid such as cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) from a patient into a collection chamber. The collection chamber includes a vent having an hydrophobic filter for the passage of air to facilitate the movement of CSF yet to... Agent: Integra Lifesciences Corporation

20120283677 - body waste collecting device: s

20120283678 - Controlled evacuation ostomy appliance: A controlled evacuation ostomy appliance comprises a pouch having a non-entrant stoma seal and a retainer for retaining the lower portion of the pouch in the folded-up condition. The appliance optionally includes a body fitment that may include a region of manually moldable adhesive for forming a custom fit at... Agent: Conva Tec Technologies Inc.

20120283679 - Belly binder with a reinforced opening: c

20120283680 - Visually-coordinated absorbent product: A visually-coordinated absorbent product includes an absorbent article component including a garment side outer cover and a body side liner, wherein the article component has at least a first and second visual characteristic, and wherein the first visual characteristic is different from the second visual characteristic. The absorbent product also... Agent:

20120283682 - Disposable wearing article: The present invention provides a disposable wearing article having a position indicator mark formed on a crotch member and overlapped by front and rear waist members. Front and rear waist members overlap front and rear ends, respectively, of a crotch member and are bonded thereto to define first and second... Agent: Unicharm Corporation

20120283681 - Web treatment apparatus having center bearer ring and method of using the apparatus: Apparatus for treating at least one web passing through the apparatus includes a first roller and a second roller positioned adjacent the first roller to define a nip for receiving the at least one web. The first roller has a pair of spaced apart ends, a length extending between the... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc.

20120283684 - Tampon absorbent: A tampon absorbent for insertion into a vaginal cavity is provided. The tampon absorbent includes a longitudinal direction and has an insertion end and a withdrawal end. The tampon absorbent includes a first absorbent material portion at the insertion end for capturing body fluid and demonstrating a first expansion capacity,... Agent:

20120283685 - Integrated tampon and method for making: A method of integrating a tampon includes providing an absorbent blank having a longitudinal centerline and compressing the absorbent blank in a direction perpendicular to the longitudinal centerline to form a pledget having a compressed diameter. The method also includes penetrating the pledget in the perpendicular direction to a compressed... Agent:

20120283686 - Diaper with fecal matter collector: A disposable diaper for use on babies having an outer barrier layer which is impervious to liquids, an inner barrier layer which comes in contact with a baby's skin, and an intermediate absorptive layer is provided. In one embodiment, the new diaper includes longitudinal skirts for preventing feces from migrating... Agent:

20120283683 - Diaper: A diaper includes first and second sheets having elastic strings, and a crotch section with an absorbent body connected to the first and second sheets. The first sheet includes two first margins, each of which is contiguous to one of first outermost edges, and a first notch that is indented... Agent:

20120283687 - Diaper cover: A diaper cover comprising a front part, a back part and an intermediate part located between the front part and the back part in a front-back direction, a right waist part and a left waist part extending from the back part in a width direction, and a right flap part... Agent:

20120283688 - Hanger label for a liquid bag and method for attaching a label to a liquid-filled bag: A special label is adapted for labeling of infusion bags containing a liquid. The bag is labeled only in a small partial area, which does not contain any liquid. For safe labeling capable of being automated, the label consists of a special film composite, which makes it possible to form... Agent: Schreiner Group Gmbh & Co. Kg

20120283689 - Process for preparing a lyophilized material: A process for preparing a lyophilized material, providing a container having a penetrable envelope and containing the material in a carrier liquid, whereby the penetrable region is penetrated with a penetrator which provides a conduit through the envelope, and the carrier liquid is evaporated out of the container via the... Agent: Aseptic Technologies S.a.,

20120283690 - Enteral feeding safety reservoir and system: The present invention provides a one-piece bottle containing enteral feeding material and having a top end with a threaded section and a bottom end comprising a funneled connector port; and a threaded cap dimensioned to mate with the threaded section of the one-piece bottle; wherein the funneled connector port connects... Agent: Codan US Corporation

20120283693 - Antiseptic cap with antiseptic: 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:

20120283691 - Automated pressure limit setting method and apparatus: A method of infusing a fluid includes receiving values of one or more infusion parameters for an infusion of a fluid. Based on the received infusion parameter values, an occlusion pressure threshold for the infusion of the fluid is automatically calculated. During the infusion, a fluid pressure value is sensed.... Agent: Carefusion 303, Inc.

20120283692 - Mesh based fluid delivery prosthesis and method of use: A fluid delivery system is used for the treatment of subcutaneous hernia sites and includes a bioabsorbable polymer fabric mesh layer and a bioabsorbable and permeable bladder attached to the upper side of the fabric mesh layer. Fluid from the bladder is diffused through pores communicating between the bladder and... Agent:

20120283694 - Devices, systems and methods for quantifying bolus doses according to user parameters: Devices, systems and methods for determining a recommended bolus dose of therapeutic fluid to be delivered to the body are disclosed. Such a recommended bolus dose may be provided by establishing an initial bolus dose for a user based on one or more first parameters relating to the user and... Agent: Mendingo Ltd.

20120283697 - Methods for stimulating a dorsal root ganglion: Some embodiments of the present invention provide stimulation systems and components for selective stimulation and/or neuromodulation of one or more dorsal root ganglia through implantation of an electrode on, in or around a dorsal root ganglia. Some other embodiments of the present invention provide methods for selective neurostimulation of one... Agent:

20120283696 - Self-injection device with multi-position cap: A self-injection device (100, 200), including a pen body (108, 208) connectable to a pen needle (10), and a cap (104, 204) selectively connectable to the pen body (108, 208) in a first orientation with respect to the pen body (108, 208) to minimize the length or volume of the... Agent:

20120283698 - Syringe guard with selected needle configurations: A device for expelling a fluid through a needle mounted on a hub includes an elongated luer member that has a distal portion dimensioned to engage the needle hub to provide fluid communication between the luer member and the needle. An adapter anchors the luer member within the device. Slidingly... Agent:

20120283695 - Transdermal drug delivery patch and method of controlling drug release of the same by near-ir: A transdermal drug delivery patch and a method of controlling the drug release of the transdermal drug delivery patch by near-IR are disclosed. The transdermal drug delivery patch comprises a substrate, carriers and drugs. The drugs are encapsulated in the carriers, and the carriers having the drugs are disposed on... Agent: National Cheng Kung University

20120283699 - Apparatus and methods for clot dissolution: Clot disruption and dissolution are achieved using a catheter having the ability to infuse a thrombolytic agent, aspirate clot and fluid, and allow passage of a guidewire. Optionally, the catheter may also include a mechanical agitator for further disrupt clot in the presence of the thrombolytic agent. A flow resistor... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20120283701 - Catheter having an improved distal tip: One embodiment is a medical device comprising an elongate catheter having a proximal end, a distal end, and a lumen extending therethrough and a tip disposed at the distal end of the elongate catheter, the tip extending distally of the distal end of the catheter, the tip comprising a soft... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20120283700 - Multi-metal guide wire coil: A guide wire includes a distal flexible member, such as a helical coil, which is formed with at least one highly radiopaque component and at least one component that is less radiopaque. A first wire is wound into first coils and a second wire is wound into second coils so... Agent: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.

20120283702 - Needleless medical connector: A valve for selectively permitting a fluid flow between first and second medical implements is disclosed. The valve has a housing with an interface suitable for receiving a connector portion of a first medical device such as a catheter, and a seal made of a flexible material. The seal has... Agent: Icu Medical, Inc.

20120283704 - Drug infusion system and method adapted to start during programming cycle: Drug infusion system capable of delivering a fluid medication to a patient and method for doing same is described. An implantable drug delivery device is capable of delivering the fluid medication at a programmable rate to the patient under control of an original programming cycle having a plurality of steps... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20120283703 - Flow rate accuracy of a fluidic delivery system: Improving the accuracy of the flow rate of a valve in a fluidic delivery device in which a desired flow rate may be achieved by varying the duty cycle of the valve. The flow rate of fluid delivery from the valve over its lifetime is stabilized by minimizing the voltage... Agent: Codman Neuro Sciences Sarl

  
11/01/2012 > 84 patent applications in 58 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20120277650 - Cardiovascular monitoring for fluid removal processes: A method includes initiating a blood fluid removal session for a patient in need thereof; monitoring a cardiovascular parameter of the patient; determining whether the indicator of the cardiovascular state crosses a predetermined threshold; and altering a parameter of the blood fluid removal session if the indicator is determined have... Agent:

20120277651 - Method for adapting threshold windows, control device, medical treatment apparatus and medical monitoring apparatus: The present invention relates to a method of adapting of a second threshold window of at least a second measured variable depending on the change of a first threshold window of a first measured variable, wherein the adaptation is performed by the use of a control unit having been provided... Agent: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland Gmbh

20120277652 - Stem cell immune modulation methods of use and apparatus: Methods and apparatus are disclosed co-culturing stem cells with mononuclear cells and/or lymphocytes to modulate their function. The invention also discloses the use of stem cells to educate autoreactive immune cells as a mechanism to treat autoimmune diseases and immune disorder-related diseases, such as diabetes. In one aspect of the... Agent:

20120277654 - Combination oxygenator and arterial filter device for treating blood in an extracorporeal blood circuit: A combination oxygenator and arterial filter device for treating blood in an extracorporeal circuit includes a housing, an oxygenator, and a depth filter. The oxygenator includes a hollow fiber bundle forming an oxygenator exterior face. The depth filter is disposed (e.g., wound) directly over the exterior face, and includes a... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20120277653 - Combination oxygenator and arterial filter device with a fiber bundle of continuously wound hollow fibers for treating blood in an extracorporeal blood circuit: A combination oxygenator and arterial filter device for treating blood in an extracorporeal blood circuit. The device includes a housing maintaining a core and a fiber bundle. The fiber bundle is formed by a plurality of hollow fibers continuously helically wound about the core to form layers of level wound... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20120277655 - Fluid volume monitoring for patients with renal disease: A method includes initiating a blood fluid removal session of a patient; monitoring an indicator of tissue fluid volume of the patient, or a portion thereof, during the blood fluid removal session; monitoring an indicator of blood fluid volume of the patient during the blood fluid removal session; determining whether... Agent:

20120277656 - Natural orifice bariatric procedure and apparatus for use therewith: A method of performing a bariatric procedure through a natural body orifice is disclosed. The method comprises the step of providing a surgical instrument, comprising a handle portion, an elongated portion extending distally from the handle portion, and an end effector disposed adjacent a distal end of the elongated portion.... Agent: Tyco Heatlthcare Group Lp

20120277657 - Bicorporal partially subcutaneous positive displacement pump: The present general inventive concept relates to systems and methods for moving a predetermined volume of fluid from one location within a subject's body to another location within a subject's body. The system includes an internal and an external component with no physical connection between. The external component includes the... Agent:

20120277658 - Urethral catheterless radical prostatectomy: A method and device for facilitating the anastomotic healing of a patient after a radical prostatectomy surgical procedure, without a urethral catheter, comprising the steps of performing a radical prostatectomy, fixedly positioning a splinting element between the urethra and the bladder, across the urethral opening, placing the splinting element during... Agent: Cornell University

20120277660 - Composition and method for treatment of mrsa: The present invention provides a photosensitizing composition for treatment of MRSA comprising a photosensitizer and chlorhexidine and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier. The present invention also provides a method for reducing disease causing microbes comprising: applying the composition comprising a photosensitizer, chlorhexidine at a concentration of more than about 0.01% and... Agent: Ondine International Ltd.

20120277659 - Sensor-lotion system for use with body treatment devices: Controls improve skin and/or eye safety for use of a light based photocosmetic device. The sensors having high spatial resolution and the low probability of sensor failure and improve skin and/or eye safety by differentiating safe and unsafe firing conditions. The system and/or the device is able to identify a... Agent: Palomar Medical Technologies, Inc.

20120277661 - Method and apparatus for delivery of therapeutic agents: Methods and apparatus for the reproducible, consistent and efficacious delivery of a therapeutic agent to a patient. The invention comprises means for the controlled administration of the therapeutic agent through an orifice to the patient, a plurality of penetrating electrodes arranged with a predetermined spatial relationship relative to the orifice,... Agent: Ichor Medical Systems, Inc.

20120277662 - Free radical sterilization system and method: A free radical sterilization system having a chamber defining a region, and a generator for generating free radical reach effluent from a free radical electric generator and/or a vaporizer. A closed loop circulating system without a free-radical destroyer is provided for supplying the mixture of free radicals from the electric... Agent:

20120277663 - Surgical instrument with robotic and manual actuation features: In one embodiment of the invention, a robotic surgical instrument is provided for the control of flows of one or more fluids into and out of a surgical site. The robotic surgical instrument may include a housing, a flow control system, a hollow tube, and one or more hose fittings.... Agent: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.

20120277664 - Method and device for the irrigation and drainage of wounds, tubes, and body orifices: A multi-barrel syringe is disclosed for the dual function of delivering and drawing fluid from a target site. The syringe has at least two barrels that may be positioned coaxially relative to one another. One barrel may be pre-filled with sterile delivery fluid designed to irrigate catheter tubing. Another barrel... Agent:

20120277665 - Cassette for irrigation or aspiration machine for endoscopy: A cassette insertable into an irrigation or aspiration machine for endoscopy includes an irrigation or an aspiration tube and a support provided with one or two inlet plugs and one or two outlet plugs where two tubes form an elbow to be connectable to the inlet or outlet plugs in... Agent: Future Medical System S.a.

20120277666 - Gastrointestinal lavage system: An apparatus having a tube section and an expanded end. The tube section is flexible while the end section is rigid. The apparatus has a central bore, large enough to loosely receive an endoscope tube, and the end section has two peripheral bores which communicate with the central bore. There... Agent:

20120277667 - Analyte monitoring and fluid dispensing system: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to a skin adherable device for delivering therapeutic fluid into a body of a patient. In some embodiments, the device includes a monitoring apparatus, a pump, and a tip for delivering the therapeutic fluid into the body of the patient and for monitoring... Agent: Medingo Ltd

20120277669 - Blood sugar level control system: A blood sugar level control system for measuring a blood sugar level and administering insulin into a body. The blood sugar level control system includes a blood sugar measuring device having a first wireless data transmitting part to transmit data relating to the blood sugar level; an insulin dispensing device... Agent: Arkray, Inc.

20120277668 - Selective alarms for an infusion device: An infusion system to administer a fluid includes an infusion pump with a pump processor, a pump memory to store a plurality of configurable alarms and a pump radio to enable bi-directional communication. The infusion system further includes a controller that has a controller processor, a controller memory, a controller... Agent: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.

20120277670 - Burr hole cap assembly with therapy delivery member orientation feature: In some examples, a burr hole cap assembly includes one or more markers that indicate a rotational orientation of a therapy delivery member relative to the burr hole cap assembly, where the therapy delivery member extends through an opening defined by the burr hole cap assembly. In addition, in some... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20120277671 - Dual braid reinforcement deflectable device: A dual braided catheter shaft includes an inner helical braid and outer helical braid than encapsulate an axially extending steering wire there between. In one embodiment, the shaft includes an inner polymer jacket, an inner braid formed on the inner jacket, a steering wire disposed along an outside surface of... Agent:

20120277672 - Non-compliant medical balloon having an integral non-woven fabric layer: A non-compliant medical balloon may be changed from a deflated state to an inflated state by increasing pressure within the balloon. The non-compliant medical balloon is composed of randomly oriented fibers forming an angle. The angle remains substantially unchanged when the balloon changes from a deflated state to an inflated... Agent:

20120277673 - Medical temperature sensors and related systems and methods: This disclosure relates to medical temperature sensors and related systems and methods. In some aspects, a sensor assembly includes a non-invasive temperature sensor to detect a temperature of a medical fluid in a medical fluid line and an ambient temperature sensor to detect an ambient air temperature.... Agent: Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc.

20120277674 - Dissection handpiece and method for reducing the appearance of cellulite: A dermatological skin treatment device is provided. The device comprises a handpiece and a cutting tool, wherein the tool is inserted through the conduit and percutaneously inserted into a tissue disposed within a recessed area of the handpiece. The device and method cut the fibrous structures under the skin that... Agent: Cabochon Aesthetics, Inc.

20120277675 - Nasal rinse tip: A device for nasal lavage is described. The device ejects a gentle flow of fluid under pressure. The fluid stream provides a high quantity of fluid at low pressure. The low pressure fluid stream is more comfortable for a user than a high pressure fluid stream that are delivered by... Agent:

20120277677 - Powered irrigator for sinus cavity rinse with detachable reservoir: A powered irrigator for use in rinsing nasal cavities including a main body having a handle and fluid reservoir detachably coupled to one another, an outlet nozzle extending from a top end of the handle, a pump mechanism operably coupled to a power source, and a switch operably coupled to... Agent: Water Pik, Inc.

20120277676 - Propellant pillow: A propellant pillow for use in an implantable pump is described herein. The propellant pillow generally includes a propellant bag having a septum attached thereto. In one embodiment, the pillow may further include a rigid member associated with the propellant bag to prevent piercing of the bag by an injection... Agent: Palyon Corp.

20120277678 - Pump for powered irrigator for sinus cavity rinse: A powered irrigator for use in rinsing nasal cavities provides a main body having a handle and fluid reservoir detachably coupled to one another, an outlet nozzle extending from a top end of the handle, a pump mechanism operably coupled to a power source, and a switch operably coupled to... Agent: Water Pik, Inc.

20120277680 - Iv-catheter insertion device: The present disclosure is directed to an IV-catheter insertion device, which comprises a catheter hub at the proximal end of a tubular catheter, a protective barrel releasably joined to the catheter hub in a ready position, a needle hub with an attached hollow needle, the hollow needle extending through the... Agent:

20120277679 - Safety iv catheter assemblies: A safety IV catheter assembly is disclosed which includes a catheter assembly, a needle assembly and a needle guard assembly. The needle guard assembly includes a needle guard, a biasing member and a bushing. The bushing is slidably positioned about the needle and includes an inner diameter which is smaller... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp

20120277681 - Living donor cannula: A cannula includes a first circumferential portion, a second circumferential portion, and a seal with a first clamping surface. The first circumferential portion and the second circumferential portion are configured to mutually cooperate to support a circumference of vasculature, and form a second clamping surface. The first clamping surface and... Agent: Lifeline Scientific, Inc.

20120277682 - Line management device: The present invention includes a line manager to hold and removably secure within an aperture one or more lines or tubes adjacent to a patient on or near a bed rail, body, or other device. In some embodiments, the line manager is attached to a bed rail of a hospital,... Agent: Jmc Global Technologies I, L.p.

20120277684 - Cartridge for containing and dispensing a medicament: A cartridge (100) for containing and dispensing a medicament, the cartridge (100) including a cartridge body (104) having an interior cavity (10B) therein, a stopper (112) movably disposed within the interior cavity (108), and a septum (116, 148) disposed at an opposite end of the interior cavity (108) from the... Agent:

20120277683 - Injection device without a gearing: A dose delivery device is disclosed wherein a dose can be set by rotating a dose setting member, whereby a push button (4) is elevated from one end of the device a distance proportional to the set dose from a position fixed relative to the housing, and wherein the set... Agent:

20120277685 - Safety pen needle assembly: In one aspect, a safety pen needle assembly is provided which includes a hub, a needle fixed to a transverse wall of the hub, and a shield formed to at least partially telescope over the hub. An outer ablumenal surface of the hub and an inner lumenal surface of the... Agent: Becton, Dickinson And Company

20120277686 - Syringe, device for producing syringe body, and method for producing syringe body: The sliding property at the inner peripheral surface of a syringe body is improved by means of a simple configuration, and smooth and stable slidability can be ensured for a gasket. A syringe (1) is equipped with a synthetic resin syringe body (3) for injecting a liquid (L), a plunger... Agent: Ajinomoto Co., Inc.

20120277687 - Living donor cannula: Disclosed is a cannula including a first circumferential portion, a second circumferential portion, and a seal with a first clamping surface. The first circumferential portion and the second circumferential portion are configured to mutually cooperate to support a circumference of vasculature, and form a second clamping surface. The first clamping... Agent: Lifeline Scientific, Inc.

20120277688 - Male reflux valve: A male reflux valve comprising a distal body portion and a proximal body portion, the proximal body portion having a male connection for connection to a female connection of an access device, a valve element operatively positioned within the distal body portion, a core operatively positioned within the distal body... Agent:

20120277689 - Quaternary nickel-titanium alloy: A quaternary nickel-titanium alloy includes: Ni at a concentration of between about 48 at. % and about 52 at. %; Cr at a concentration of from about 0.3 at. % to about 1 at. %; Co at a concentration of from about 0.5 at. % to about 2 at. %;... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20120277690 - Degradable removable implant for the sustained release of an active compound: A degradable, removable, pharmaceutical implant for the sustained release of one or more drugs in a subject, wherein the pharmaceutical implant is composed of a tube comprising an outer wall made of a degradable polymer completely surrounding a cavity, wherein the outer wall has a plurality of openings and wherein... Agent: Janssen R&d Ireland

20120277691 - Device for removing a huber needle from a patient: A one-piece connector for removing a housing and needle of a Huber needle assembly from a patient. The connector has a frame that can be positioned about a surface on the housing of the needle assembly and a pair of wings that pivot toward one another to provide a gripping... Agent: Bard Access Systems, Inc.

20120277692 - Hemodialysis vein preparation apparatus and methods: Methods and apparatus for applying focused pressure to a target vessel to dilate the target vessel for hemodialysis.... Agent:

20120277693 - Method and apparatus for improving the appearance of nails affected by onychomycosis through the topical application of an aqueous solution containing boric acid and camphor or other terpenes: A method of treating onychomycosis and improving nail appearance for persons suffering onychomycosis, including preparing an aqueous solution containing between 0.3% and 28% (3 g/L or 0.049 mole/L and 280 g/L or 4.53 mole/L) boric acid and between 0.1% and 11% (lg/L or 0.0066 mole/L and 110 g/L or 0.072... Agent:

20120277694 - Punctal plug with active agent: A punctal plug for insertion through a punctal aperture of an eye. The punctal plug includes a stem configured to be inserted into the punctal aperture and along a canaliculus of the eye, a stopper connected to one end of the stem, the stopper configured to seat against the punctal... Agent: Qlt Inc.

20120277695 - Transdermal delivery patch: A composition suitable for use in a transdermal delivery patch for administration of an opioid, the composition comprising a phosphate compound of tocopherol and a polymer carrier.... Agent:

20120277696 - Delivering and/or receiving fluids: The present invention generally relates to receiving bodily fluid through a device opening. In one aspect, the device includes a flow activator arranged to cause fluid to be released from a subject. A deployment actuator may actuate the flow activator in a deployment direction, which may in turn cause fluid... Agent: Seventh Sense Biosystems, Inc.

20120277698 - Harvesting fat tissue using tissue liquefaction: Target tissue may be removed from a subject using a cannula that has an interior cavity and an orifice configured to permit material to enter the cavity. This is accomplished by generating a negative pressure in the cavity so that a portion of the tissue is drawn into the orifice.... Agent:

20120277699 - Super-absorbent, reduced-pressure wound dressings and systems: A super-absorbent dressing assembly for use with a reduced-pressure wound treatment system includes a breathable, fluid restricted dry layer for placement against a wound, a super-absorbent layer, and a non-breathable layer, and a drape extending over the non-breathable layer. A reduced-pressure interface is available to fluidly couple the super-absorbent layer... Agent:

20120277697 - Systems and methods for collecting fluid from a subject: Systems and methods for delivering to and/or receiving fluids or other materials, such as blood or interstitial fluid, from subjects, e.g., from the skin. Beading disruptors and/or capillaries may be used for facilitating the transport of fluids from a subject into a device. Beading disruptors may disrupt the “pooling” of... Agent: Seventh Sense Biosystems, Inc.

20120277700 - Ostomy device: The claimed subject matter relates to an ostomy seal applicator guide that facilitates application of the ostomy seal. The applicator can receive an absorbent material that can be employed during the seal application process to absorb moisture (e.g., waste matter seeping from the ostomy/stoma) from an ostomy, and facilitate maintaining... Agent: Flowcheck Medical Devices, LLC

20120277702 - Absorbent article with narrow polymeric film and opacity strengthening patch: A disposable absorbent article for wearing about the lower torso of a wearer, the disposable absorbent article may include a first waist region, a second waist region, a crotch region disposed between the first and second waist regions; a first waist edge and a second waist edge; and a first... Agent:

20120277701 - Formed web comprising chads: A formed web comprising discrete three-dimensional elements formed therein, wherein at least some of the discrete three-dimensional elements comprise chads with corresponding apertures, wherein the aperture has a perimeter, wherein the chad has a length, wherein the chads are attached along a portion of the aperture perimeter which forms a... Agent:

20120277703 - Absorbent article with cushioned waistband: A waistband structure for an absorbent article is disclosed. The waistband structure extending across at least one of the front and back waist regions and is composed of a filler material and a waistband material positioned over the filler material. The waistband structure may be bonded to at least one... Agent:

20120277711 - Absorbent article with annular absorbent member: An absorbent article with an annular absorbent member. The absorbent article has a liquid-permeable top sheet, a liquid-impermeable back sheet, an annular absorbent member and a second absorbent member. The annular absorbent member is disposed between the top sheet and the back sheet. The annular absorbent member absorbs and retains... Agent: Yuhan-kimberly, Limited

20120277704 - Absorbent members having density profile: Absorbent members and methods of making the same are disclosed. In one embodiment, the absorbent member is a unitary absorbent fibrous web having a density profile through its thickness. In such an embodiment, the density profile may be relatively centered through the thickness of the web and the maximum density... Agent:

20120277708 - Absorbent members having density profile: Absorbent members and methods of making the same are disclosed. In one embodiment, the absorbent member is a unitary absorbent fibrous web having a density profile through its thickness. In such an embodiment, the density profile may be relatively centered through the thickness of the web and the maximum density... Agent:

20120277705 - Absorbent members having skewed density profile: Absorbent members and methods of making the same are disclosed. In one embodiment, the absorbent member is a unitary absorbent fibrous web having a density profile through its thickness. In such an embodiment, the density profile of the fibrous web is skewed toward one of the surfaces of the fibrous... Agent:

20120277709 - Absorbent members having skewed density profile: Absorbent members and methods of making the same are disclosed. In one embodiment, the absorbent member is a unitary absorbent fibrous web having a density profile through its thickness. In such an embodiment, the density profile of the fibrous web is skewed toward one of the surfaces of the fibrous... Agent:

20120277706 - Methods of making absorbent members having density profile: Absorbent members and methods of making the same are disclosed. In one embodiment, the absorbent member is a unitary absorbent fibrous web having a density profile through its thickness. In one embodiment, the density profile is relatively centered through the thickness of the web and the maximum density of the... Agent:

20120277710 - Methods of making absorbent members having density profile: Absorbent members and methods of making the same are disclosed. In one embodiment, the absorbent member is a unitary absorbent fibrous web having a density profile through its thickness. In one embodiment, the density profile is relatively centered through the thickness of the web and the maximum density of the... Agent:

20120277707 - Methods of making absorbent members having skewed density profile: Absorbent members and methods of making the same are disclosed. In one embodiment, the absorbent member is a unitary absorbent fibrous web having a density profile through its thickness. In one embodiment, the density profile of the fibrous web is skewed toward one of the surfaces of the fibrous web.... Agent:

20120277712 - Shaped pants-style articles and method for production: An article to be worn on the lower torso of a wearer, such as pants or diapers. The article exhibits snug fit on a wearer through a particular cooperative arrangement of the side panels and the centre strip. It may further exhibit a particular bulging such as in the hip... Agent: Concepts For Success (c4s)

20120277713 - Absorbent article with leg gasketing cuff: A disposable absorbent article may include a topsheet, a backsheet, an absorbent core disposed between the topsheet and the backsheet, and a leg gasketing system. The leg gasketing system may include an inner cuff and an outer cuff; the inner cuff may include an inner cuff folded edge and an... Agent:

20120277714 - Designer underwear with special hidden absorbent pad wing support area: This invention provides an additional strip of fabric mimicking the crotch of the underwear and attached onto and over the original crotch area which “CONCEALS” the adhesive wings that fold under the crotch of the underwear, making it so that the adhesive wings are not visible from the outside of... Agent:

20120277715 - Packaging assembly to prvent premature activation: A package assembly for a drug reconstitution assembly includes a body, a drug reconstitution assembly and a removable lid. The body includes a plurality of protrusions configured to mate with a plurality of corresponding features of the drug reconstitution assembly to inhibit axial and rotational translation of the drug reconstitution... Agent: Baxter International Inc.

20120277719 - Coating compositions, methods and coated devices: The present disclosure provides, am ng other things, a coated device comprising: a porous substrate; a film coating at least part of the substrate, which film comprises a multilayer unit comprising a first layer and a second layer adjacent to the first layer, wherein the first layer comprises a first... Agent: Massachusetts Institute Of Technology

20120277716 - Detecting and responding to software and hardware anomalies in a fluid delivery system: A total dose of a therapeutic agent to be delivered to a patient by an infusion device over a total period of time is automatically divided into a plurality of unit doses to be delivered to the patient over a plurality of unit periods of time. The infusion device is... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20120277717 - Limiting pressure in an implanted catheter: A method includes receiving data regarding a catheter being used with the infusion device. The catheter has a lumen operably coupled to a reservoir of the infusion device and is configured to deliver fluid from the infusion device to a target location of a patient. The method further includes infusing... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20120277718 - Pivoting ring seal: The instant invention provides for a pivoting ring that can be used as a seal for an inflatable member. The pivoting ring seal offers a mechanical action which acts to tighten with increasing inflation and/or expansion of an inflatable member. As the inflatable member increases in pressure and/or size, one... Agent:

20120277720 - Selective cytopheresis devices and related methods thereof: The present invention relates to systems and devices to treat and/or prevent inflammatory conditions within a subject and to related methods. More particularly, the invention relates to systems, devices, and related methods that sequester leukocytes and/or platelets and then inhibit their inflammatory action.... Agent: The Regents Of The University Of Michigan

20120277721 - Surgical instrument for injecting a drug into prostate tissue: A needleless injector including a body at a proximal end, a shaft extending distally from the body, at least one injection orifice at a distal end of the shaft in fluid communication with a fluid chamber at the proximal end, a pressure source in communication with the fluid chamber, and... Agent:

20120277722 - Adaptive system for blood fluid removal: Methods for monitoring patient parameters and blood fluid removal system parameters include identifying those system parameters that result in improved patient parameters or in worsened patient parameters. By comparing the patient's past responses to system parameters or changes in system parameters, a blood fluid removal system may be able to... Agent:

20120277723 - System and method for the integration of fused-data hypoglycaemia alarms into closed-loop glycaemic control systems: Methods and systems are described for controlling a flowrate of insulin infused into the body of a patient. An insulin infusion device infuses insulin into the body of the patient. A first sensor generates blood glucose level (BGL) data indicative of a blood glucose level of the patient. A second... Agent: Aimedics Pty Ltd

20120277724 - Disposable double point injection needle and an insulin injection system comprising a disposable double point injection needle: A disposable double pointed injection needle has a needle hub to which a thin needle cannula is permanently fastened and which needle hub can be mounted on to a syringe comprising a dose setting and injection mechanism and a cartridge containing a liquid medicine to be injected subcutaneously into a... Agent: Novo Nordisk A/s

20120277725 - Systems and methods for engaging heart tissue: A system for engaging heart tissue includes an engagement catheter defining a first lumen therethrough and having a suction port at or near a distal end and a vacuum port at or near a proximal end, a delivery catheter defining a delivery catheter lumen therethrough and configured for slidable insertion... Agent:

20120277726 - Drug-eluting insertable medical device for treating acute myocardial infarction, thrombus containing lesions and saphenous-vein graft lesions: A method for delivering at least one drug at a target site in a blood vessel for treating at least one of an acute myocardial infarction, a thrombus containing lesion and a saphenous-vein graft lesion is disclosed. The method includes delivering nano-carriers at the target site. The nano-carriers include one... Agent: Envision Scientific Private Limited

20120277727 - Method and an insertable medical device for delivering one or more pro-healing agents to a target site within a blood vessel post-deployment of a stent: The invention discloses an insertable medical device for delivering one or more pro-healing agents to a site of deployment of a stent in a blood vessel. The surface of the insertable medical device is coated with nano-carriers that include the one or more pro-healing agents encapsulated with one or more... Agent: Envision Scientific Private Limited

20120277728 - Device and method for expressing human breast milk: A device for expressing human breast milk has a breast shield for bearing against a mother's breast, a vacuum pump for generating a vacuum, a line which connects the vacuum pump to the breast shield and is intended for transmitting the vacuum generated to the breast shield, and a chamber.... Agent: Medela Holding Ag

20120277729 - Catheter having a selectively variable degree of flexibility: A catheter having a selectively variable degree of flexibility includes an elongate tubular outer member and an elongate tubular inner member disposed within the outer member. The catheter further includes a cavity disposed in between the outer and inner members. A tubular braid of filaments may be disposed within the... Agent:

20120277730 - Steerable delivery sheaths: Steerable medical delivery devices and their methods of use.... Agent:

20120277731 - Catheter incorporating a guidewire exit ramp: Guidewire exit ramp members that may be placed over a tubular member having a guidewire lumen, which longitudinally extending and laterally accessible, and methods of use. The guidewire exit ramp member can be placed to force a guidewire loaded through the lumen in a first direction to be forced out... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20120277732 - Drug delivery apparatus and method for automatically reducing drug dosage: A drug delivery device which includes a fluid drug reservoir, a catheter, a controllable fluid transfer device, e.g., a pump mechanism or valve, and a drug delivery control means. The drug delivery control means comprises a controller, e.g., a microprocessor or microcontroller which is operable to automatically reduce the rate... Agent:

20120277733 - Drug-delivery pumps and methods of manufacture: Embodiments of an implantable electrolytic pump include a first expandable diaphragm and a second flexible diaphragm, and first and second chambers each for containing a fluid, wherein the first expandable diaphragm separates the first and second chambers and provides a fluid barrier therebetween, and the second chamber is formed between... Agent:

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