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07/10/2014 > 54 patent applications in 37 patent subcategories.

20140194804 - Chronic access system for extracorporeal treatment of blood including a continuously wearable hemodialyzer: A patient wearable, continuously operating extracorporeal pump apparatus which accesses the patient's arterial venous pressure differential by applying external pressure to a subcutaneous graft that has been cannualized to modulate blood flow through an extracorporeal circuit and to drive the pump for delivering a medicament, such as an anticoagulant, to... Agent:

20140194805 - Anti-obesity devices: Method and apparatus for limiting absorption of food products in specific parts of the digestive system is presented. A gastrointestinal implant device is anchored in the pyloric portion of the gastrointestinal system and extends beyond the ligament of Treitz. All food exiting the stomach is funneled through the device. The... Agent: Gi Dynamics, Inc.

20140194806 - 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:

20140194807 - Method of providing agents to the cochlea: Provided is a method of transfecting cells of the cochlea with an agent by electroporation, and in certain embodiments using a cochlear implant to provide at least one electroporation electrode.... Agent: Newsouth Innovations Pty Limited

20140194808 - Methods and systems for use of photolyzable nitric oxide donors: The present disclosure relates to methods and systems for use of photolyzable nitric oxide donors for the treatment of sexual dysfunction.... Agent: Searete LLC, A Limited Liability Corporation Of The State Of Delaware

20140194809 - Peritoneal dialysis systems and related devices and methods: A peritoneal dialysis system includes a base peritoneal dialysis system and a peritoneal dialysis fluid exchange system that operates independently of the base system. The base system includes a first cassette including a first patient line configured to be connected to a patient, and a PD cycler. The PD cycler... Agent: Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc.

20140194810 - Deployable joint infection treatment system: A deployable infection treatment system includes a cannula device comprising a cannula body having a proximal end, a flared distal end, and a lumen extending therebetween. The lumen has a longitudinal x-axis extending therethrough. A sponge or drain is provided, the sponge having a distal end and a proximal end,... Agent: The Cleveland Clinic Foundation

20140194811 - Systems and methods for treating post-operative infections: An infection treatment system includes a first intramedullary rod for placement within an intramedullary canal and including a superior portion having a superior end, an inferior portion having an inferior end, and a shaft extending longitudinally between the superior and inferior portions. The shaft includes longitudinally extending channels. A second... Agent:

20140194812 - Pump cartridge unit having one or more medicament reservoirs: In one embodiment, a medicament pump cartridge may include a reservoir configured to store a medicament, wherein the reservoir may be configured to transition between an expanded configuration when filled with medicament and a collapsed configuration when empty. The medicament pump cartridge may include an electromagnetic pumping mechanism, wherein the... Agent: Picolife Technologies, LLC

20140194814 - Catheter deflection anchor: A system and method for anchoring a round catheter pull wire within the distal end of a catheter. A steering deflection mechanism includes a pull ring having a plurality of apertures and one or more receiving slots. The method includes affixing one or more round pull wires to the one... Agent: Medtronic Ablation Frontiers LLC

20140194813 - Unidirectional catheter control handle with tensioning control: A catheter includes a tip electrode with a shell and a support member to provide a plenum chamber. The plug is formed with a U-shaped passage for a safety line to wrap around and secure the support member (with the shell affixed thereto) to the catheter. Additional passages are formed... Agent: Biosense Webster (israel), Ltd.

20140194816 - Adhesive and peripheral systems and methods for medical devices: A repeater system may control a pump by using a repeater and a user interface. An adhesive patch system may be used for affixing a pump or other object to a human body. Such an adhesive patch system may include two sets of adhesive members, each member including an adhesive... Agent: Deka Products Limited Partnership

20140194815 - Infusion pump drug delivery system for delivering at least two medicaments: The infusion pump drug delivery system and corresponding method disclosed herein allow for continuous delivery of a first fluid and/or medicament from a reservoir operably connected to a pump and selective delivery of a second fluid and/or medicament from a separate reservoir, where the second fluid and/or medicament may be... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20140194817 - Medical pump with operator-authorization awareness: A medical pump for delivering medicament through an IV line to a patient may provide for awareness of the operator and operator authority limiting access by any individual to particular tasks of procedure review, pump programming, pump loading, patient set up, pump operation, and the like associated with the treatment... Agent: Zyno Medical, LLC.

20140194819 - Medication infusion set: An infusion set is provided for use in delivering fluid through a cannula, which is housed on a cannula housing, to a selected subcutaneous infusion site on a patient. The fluid is generally a medication, e.g., insulin. The cannula is in fluid communication with a fluid passageway surrounded by a... Agent: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.

20140194818 - Skin securable drug delivery device with a shock absorbing protective shield: Disclosed is a skin securable therapeutic fluid dispensing device that includes a reservoir adapted to retain therapeutic fluid, a pump driving mechanism, and at least one housing configured to accommodate the reservoir and the pump driving mechanism, with at least a portion of the at least one housing defining at... Agent: Roche Diagnostics Operations Inc.

20140194820 - Fluid pumping apparatus for use with a removable fluid pumping cartridge: The present invention involves, in some embodiments apparatus, such as dialysis apparatus, and methods for pumping fluid. Certain embodiments comprise a housing enclosing a pump drive assembly for actuating at least one pump on a removable fluid pumping cassette. The housing may comprise a door connected to the housing for... Agent: Deka Products Limited Partnership

20140194821 - Instrument seal: A surgical access port comprises a valve or instrument seal that separates the instrument contact function from the instrument conforming function. Embodiments of the instrument seal comprise in instrument contact element that extends through an opening in a compression element, thereby defining an instrument orifice that seals with an instrument... Agent: Applied Medical Resources Corporation

20140194822 - Catheter sheath introducer with directional retention damper: A catheter sheath introducer comprises a hub and a tubular sheath having an inner lining with one or more dampers to improve retention of medical devices received or passed through the sheath without significantly increasing the force required to advance the medical device through the sheath. The dampers are made... Agent: Biosense Webster (israel), Ltd.

20140194823 - Kink-resistant tubing: Tubing for use in gastrointestinal applications includes a hollow tube and a spring positioned inside the tube. The spring is corrosion resistant and helps to prevent kinking of the tubing when the tubing is bent. An encapsulant may be positioned over the spring. The spring may be co-extruded with the... Agent: Applied Medical Technology, Inc.

20140194824 - Antimicrobially active wound dressing for catheter fixings: A multilayered wound dressing which is two-dimensional and has a peripheral edge is provided that includes at least one hydrophobic antimicrobial layer, at least one absorbent layer which includes a water-containing hydrogel, and a covering layer. Starting from the edge of the wound dressing, at least one incision is formed,... Agent: Bsn Medical Gmbh

20140194825 - Drug delivery injection pen with add-on dose capturing and display module: Drug injection device (400) comprising expelling means for expelling an amount of drug from a reservoir, the expelling means comprising setting means (411) allowing a user to set a dose to be expelled, and actuation means (413) for releasing the drug expelling means to expel the set dose. The actuation... Agent: Novo Nordisk A/s

20140194826 - Drug delivery injection pen with add-on dose capturing and display module: A drug injector (1) comprising expelling means for expelling a dose of drug from a reservoir, a release member (13) for releasing the drug expelling means, and an actuation member (33) adapted to be moved by a user between an initial, intermediate and actuated position in which the release member... Agent: Novo Nordisk A/s

20140194827 - Disposable pre-filled syringe: A disposable pre-filled syringe has a protecting tube, a medication filling tube, a separating plug, a pushing module, and a needle module. The medication filling tube is made of material stable in chemical property and is mounted in the protecting tube. The separating plug is mounted in an end of... Agent:

20140194828 - Safety device for an injection syringe: The invention relates to a safety device for an injection syringe, the injection syringe including a body having an injection needle fitted thereon, the device including a plunger rod including a distal plunger part slidably movable in the body of the syringe, and a proximal triggering part, configured to trigger... Agent:

20140194829 - Dose measuring device for drug delivery device: A dose measuring device for a drug delivery device is provided. The dose measuring device includes a main body and a dial sleeve coupled to the main body to spirally move, the dose measuring device including a housing provided to be removable from the main body, a rotation ring received... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140194830 - Assembly for a drug delivery device, piston rod and drug delivery device: An assembly for a drug delivery device, comprising: a housing having a distal end and a proximal end, a piston rod, a drive member, the drive member being moveable in a proximal direction with respect to the housing and with respect to the piston rod for setting a dose of... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20140194831 - Hemostasis valve device: The present invention relates to a hemostasis valve device which allows a wire or a catheter to be inserted into the left or right coronary artery via the femoral artery or an arm artery when a Cardiac Catheterization or Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty operation is performed, wherein two independent sealing... Agent: Hubiomed Co., Ltd.

20140194832 - Instillator for injection of ringer's solution: An instillator for injection of a Ringer's solution temporarily stores Ringer's solutions or others, and couples a precise flow regulator onto an instillation container, thereby allowing the solutions to be administered more accurately, preventing accidents from happening because the regulator is out of a patient's reach, and allowing a connected... Agent: Hubiomed Co., Ltd.

20140194833 - Access port: An access port includes a first and a second resilient element, each having a first face and a second face. A first slit and a second slit are defined in the first and second resilient elements, respectively. The first face of the first resilient element abuts the first face of... Agent: Heartware, Inc.

20140194834 - Auto-regulation system for intraocular pressure: A device and system for controlling pressure via fluid exchange in the body is presented. The device and system may be used to control intraocular eye pressure. The system is comprised of four main components: a cannula, a sensor, a controller and a pump. The system works to engage in... Agent: University Of South Florida

20140194836 - Dressing assemblies for wound treatment using reduced pressure: A dressing assembly for use with a reduced pressure treatment system, the dressing assembly develops a directed force under reduced pressure. The directed force may be a radial force or a closing force. The dressing assembly includes a shaped dressing bolster having a shaped extremity that is operable to evenly... Agent: Kci Licensing, Inc.

20140194837 - Reduced-pressure wound treatment systems and methods employing manifold structures: Manifold structures, systems, and methods are disclosed that include using longitudinal members and one or more shaped projections to cause microstrain at a tissue site. In one instance a manifold structure includes a plurality of spaced longitudinal members and at least one shaped projection coupled to at least one of... Agent:

20140194838 - Silicone absorbent adhesive layer: An adhesive composition comprising silicone adhesives and one or more absorbent fillers such as hydrocolloids is disclosed. The adhesive composition is particularly well suited for use in negative pressure wound therapies.... Agent: Avery Dennison Corporation

20140194835 - System for aspirating fluids from a body using negative pressure: A system for aspirating fluids from a body by means of negative pressure has: a drainage line for removing the fluid from the body, a fluid collection container connected to the drainage line and used to collect the aspirated fluid, a pump by which the negative pressure used to aspirate... Agent: Medela Holding Ag

20140194839 - Drainage bag support apparatus: The present invention relates to a drainage bag support apparatus that has a trunk belt, one or more support straps, and additional means to connect the trunk belt and the support straps together, to adjust the support strap, and to attach a drainage bag. The apparatus of the present invention... Agent: Global Medical Innovations, LLC

20140194842 - Assembly for urinary drainage: The present invention provides an assembly for urinary drainage. The assembly comprises a urinary drainage device for collecting urine from a body opening and a collecting bag for collecting the urine. The collecting bag comprises a compartment between sheets of a foil material and an inlet into the compartment, which... Agent: Coloplast A/s

20140194841 - Catheter activation by handle removal: The invention relates to a catheter kit comprising a catheter and a urine bag stored in a package wherein flow is prevented between the catheter and urine bag when stored but enabled when the kit is used.... Agent: Coloplast A/s

20140194840 - Portable automated body fluid drain control apparatus: A portable body fluid collection device that includes an apparatus for controlling the collection of body fluids and at least one strap associated with the apparatus for controlling the collection of body fluids. The strap can be worn by a patient to support the weight of the automated body fluid... Agent: Beckersmith Medical, Inc.

20140194843 - Ostomy appliance: An ostomy appliance includes a dual-chamber pouch, which can continuously drain liquids from body waste, while collecting solids in the pouch. The ostomy appliance can also include a flat output tap including a lumen, the size of which can be increased by applying pressure.... Agent: Hollister Incorporated

20140194844 - Ostomy base plate having discreet pulling tab: An ostomy base plate includes an adhesive for attaching the ostomy base plate to a surface of skin, an inner edge defining a hole sized for receiving a stoma, and a backing layer. The adhesive is disposed on a proximal side of the backing layer. The ostomy base plate has... Agent: Coloplast A/s

20140194845 - Polymer compositions and nonwoven compositions prepared therefrom: Propylene-based polymer compositions are provided comprising propylene and from about 5 wt % to about 20 wt % of one or more C2 and/or C4-C12 α-olefins. The polymer compositions have a triad tacticity greater than about 90%, a heat of fusion less than about 75 J/g, and a melt flow... Agent:

20140194846 - Laminates with micro-texture: A laminate with micro-texture having attachment lines oriented in a primary direction and mechanically activated in the primary direction.... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company

20140194847 - Tampon with nonpermeable cap: A tampon (1) having a nonpermeable cap (5) is placed over a distal end (4) of the tampon. The nonpermeable cap has a tubular wall (6) that surrounds the distal end of the tampon and rests inside the vagina (15). The tubular wall is pushed outward against the walls (16)... Agent:

20140194848 - 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: Roche Diagnostics International Ag

20140194850 - Accessory for a syringe: An accessory for a syringe is disclosed, including a body with a proximal end having at least one zone for application of an injection force in order to apply a force for discharging a product from the syringe, and a distal end having a bearing element for bearing against a... Agent: Anteis Sa

20140194851 - Flow actuated valve for implantable drug delivery device: An “MRI-safe” implantable infusion apparatus and method that includes a flow actuated valve (FAV) that closes to prevent a free flow of infusate to a patient during an MRI procedure, and a release mechanism that opens the valve so that the device may return to normal operation following the MRI... Agent: Flowonix Medical Incorporated

20140194852 - Micron-sized gold, kit comprising said gold and its use as a non-toxic immune suppressor: Sterile micron-sized gold particles contained in capped vials, a kit of part including the vial and a liquid capable of suspending the particles, as well as their preparation, medical devices or medicaments prepared by their preparation as well as uses thereof in treating inflammation. Also, gold coated implants preferably for... Agent: Berlock Aps

20140194849 - Removable clip for catheter: A removable clip for connection with a catheter for a remote surgical procedure is provided. The clip includes a body and an arcuate concave surface configured to rest upon a central portion of the body and opposed first and second legs that each extend therefrom. A ramp surface extends from... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20140194853 - Connector hub apparatus for catheter and methods of use: A hub assembly is provided for accommodating a medical professional to grip and manipulate two components of a catheter hub and move one component longitudinally relative to the other, then removably engaging the two components of the catheter hub to restrict movement there between. The two catheter hub components include... Agent: Bio2 Medical, Inc.

20140194854 - Subcutaneous and intradermal patch infusers: The device infuses a compound subcutaneously or intradermally over an extended period of time. The delivery is from a conventional prefilled syringe with a staked cannula with the device adhered to the injection site and the syringe positioned substantially parallel to the injection site. The cannula is formed by a... Agent: Sid Technologies LLC

20140194855 - Intravenous therapy system and method: An improved intravenous therapy system is disclosed. Said improved intravenous therapy system comprising an opaque shell and an opaque line shell. Said opaque shell wrapped around an IV compartment. Said opaque line shell wrapped around an IV line. Said IV compartment comprises an IV fluid. Said IV line delivers said... Agent:

20140194856 - Introducer sheath: Introducer sheath (10,30,40) having a flexible kink-resistant distal tip portion (26,32,42). A multilayer sheath structure is used, with an inner tube (12) such as PTFE having a coil (14) of wire wound therearound. A first length of outer tubing (20) such as of nylon is inserted over most of the... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20140194857 - Catheter with an enhanced pushability: A urinary catheter of enhanced pushability, for indwelling introduction into a patient's urethra having an effecter within the longitudinal bore of the catheter near its distal end to facilitate an easy introduction of the catheter into the body.... Agent: Dr. Eyal Bressler Ltd.

  
07/03/2014 > 63 patent applications in 47 patent subcategories.

20140188028 - Devices, systems, and methods for peripheral arteriovenous fistula creation: Devices, systems and methods are disclosed for the formation of an arteriovenous fistula in the limb of the patient. Embodiments include an apparatus for the creation, modification and maintenance of a fistula, including the modification of an existing dialysis fistula; and a method of supplying oxygenated blood to the venous... Agent: Rox Medical, Inc.

20140188030 - Ocular pressure regulation: Disclosed are devices and methods of treating an ocular disorder including forming a self-sealing incision in a cornea into an anterior chamber of an eye; introducing through the incision a fluid drainage tube having a distal end, a proximal end and a longitudinal, internal lumen extending through the fluid drainage... Agent: Transcend Medical, Inc.

20140188029 - Systems and method for bypassing an anastomosis site: A system for bypassing an anastomosis site in a hollow organ is provided. The system includes a sleeve configured for spanning the anastomosis site at an internal surface of the hollow organ and a band configured for attachment to an external surface of the hollow organ and limiting migration of... Agent: Cologuard Ltd.

20140188031 - Vascular access devices, methods, and kits: Methods, devices, and kits for creating bloodstream access in patients are provided which include or use a vessel wall traversing device which can be shaped like a blunt-ended nail with a hollow shank and a head of a larger diameter than the shank is inserted in the puncture hole blunt... Agent:

20140188032 - Cerebrospinal fluid drainage: A cerebrospinal fluid drainage. The abstract of the disclosure is submitted herewith as required by 37 C.F.R. §1.72(b). As stated in 37 C.F.R. §1.72(b): A brief abstract of the technical disclosure in the specification must commence on a separate sheet, preferably following the claims, under the heading “Abstract of the... Agent:

20140188033 - Drug delivery using a sacrificial host: Implantable drug-doped component, e.g., a cochlear implant, including host material, a host-embedded drug, a sacrificial material integrated with the host. Sacrificial material facilitates release of drug from the component. Sacrificial material facilitates release through creation of voids in the host upon dissolution of sacrificial material upon contact with a solvent,... Agent:

20140188034 - Therapeutic agent for allergic rhinitis: Provided is a therapeutic agent capable of treating allergic rhinitis in a safe, simple, and noninvasive manner substantially without side effects and physical distress to patients. Provided is a therapeutic agent for allergic rhinitis for 5-aminolevulinic acid-based photodynamic therapy (ALA-PDT) comprising 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA) or a derivative thereof, or a... Agent: Sbi Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd

20140188035 - Methods and devices for in vivo targeted light therapy: Catheter-based systems for in-vivo targeted light therapy include a first type of catheter configured for photo-activating photosensitive substances in tissue, and a second type of catheter configured for photo-degrading photosensitive substances in tissue. The catheters may be configured to produce light using a variety of light sources, such as light... Agent: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.

20140188036 - Coating formulations for scoring or cutting balloon catheters: The present invention is related to scoring or cutting balloon catheters carrying at least on a portion of their surface at least one oxidation-insensitive drug or oxidation-insensitive polymer-free drug preparation and at least one lipophilic antioxidant at a ratio of 3-100% by weight of the at least one lipophilic antioxidant... Agent: Angioscore, Inc.

20140188037 - Method and apparatus for cold plasma bromhidrosis treatment: A cold plasma device for bromhidrosis treatment is described. A dielectric barrier discharge device is formed by an electrode disposed adjacent to a dielectric barrier, with the dielectric barrier being configured to apply a cold plasma to a bromhidrosis treatment surface. The electrode is coupled to a pulsed high voltage... Agent: Cold Plasma Medical Technologies, Inc.

20140188038 - Trocar assembly with pneumatic sealing: A trocar for use in a minimally invasive surgical procedure includes an elongated body, nozzle means and means for delivering a pressurized flow of fluid to the nozzle means. The elongated body has a generally tubular configuration with coaxially arranged inner and outer walls and longitudinally opposed proximal and distal... Agent: Surgiquest, Inc.

20140188039 - Liposuction of visceral fat using tissue liquefaction: Visceral fat 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: Andrew Technologies LLC

20140188040 - Automated dialysis system using piston and negative pressure: A peritoneal dialysis system is provided that includes a hardware unit, a disposable unit received by the hardware unit, and a controller. The hardware unit includes a recessed area, a piston having a contact surface, a pneumatic source for supplying a negative pressure, and an actuator configured to move the... Agent: Baxter International Inc.

20140188041 - Method: A method is provided for fabricating a microneedle or a microneedle array using a mould (2) having at least a needle-forming cavity which comprises the step (A) of prefilling the needle-forming cavity with a solvent (1) before applying a microneedle-forming composition (3). The solvent (1) and microneedle-forming composition (3) are... Agent: University College Cork

20140188042 - Implantable delivery device system for delivery of a medicament to a bladder: An implantable delivery device system for delivery of a medicament to a bladder includes a device body, a drug coating disposed over at least a portion of the device body, and an insertion tool. The device body includes a first end and a second end opposite of the first end,... Agent: Coloplast A/s

20140188043 - Balloon catheter having purge hole: A balloon catheter having a purge hole according to the present invention is configured with a duplex tube structure of an inner tube and an outer tube both of which having an opening at the distal end thereof. A balloon is provided to stretch over the section between the distal... Agent: Fuji Systems Corporation

20140188045 - Process for folding drug coated balloon: Device, system, method of coating an expandable member is provided. The method comprises providing an expandable member with a plurality of folds defined therein, the expandable member having a folded configuration and a fully expanded configuration at a rated nominal pressure. The expandable member is inflated to an initial pressure... Agent: Abbott Laboratories

20140188044 - Short wire cable catheter: A balloon catheter device of the present invention includes an elongate catheter shaft comprising multifilar cable tubing having a proximal portion and a distal portion. The proximal portion includes a coating that allows the shaft to provide a patent fluid passage, and a part of the distal portion inside a... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20140188046 - Pen needle assembly for delivering drug solution: In one aspect, a pen needle assembly is provided herein which includes a hub, and a needle fixed to the hub, the needle having proximal and distal ends with a lumen extending therebetween. The needle extends distally from the hub to define an exposed length between the distal end of... Agent: Becton, Dickinson And Company

20140188047 - Thermotherapy needling instrument with tissue injection: The disclosure provides a thermotherapy needling instrument with tissue injection, including: a casing, an outer needle, an inner needle and a working needle. The casing has an inlet, an outlet and an inner channel. The outer needle is connected to the casing, and is in communication with the inner channel.... Agent: Metal Industries Research & Development Centre

20140188048 - Devices, systems and methods for medicament delivery: An apparatus includes a housing, a needle, a first energy storage member and a second energy storage member. The needle is movably disposed within the housing and is configured to be to be placed in fluid communication with a medicament container. The needle is configured to move between a first... Agent: Intelliject, Inc.

20140188049 - Anchoring screw device: A mechanical device for anchoring hollow tube-like structures in the human body, such as blood vessels and ureters. It facilitates positioning needles or catheters in blood vessels and it prevents those from dropping out of the vessel or from “wandering off” in the vessel. The device can be used in... Agent:

20140188050 - Check valve arrangement: The invention is related to an apparatus comprising a valve body comprising at least two inlet channels and at least one outlet channel and forming a central cavity connecting the at least two inlet channels and the at least one outlet channel, wherein the central cavity encloses a blocking assembly... Agent:

20140188051 - Medical delivery system with a rotatable coding element: e

20140188052 - Medical syringe: A medical syringe, having a syringe barrel, a piston, a plunger rod, and a plunger rod holder, wherein a barrel main body of the syringe barrel is formed to have a small inner diameter part and a large inner diameter part, the piston is formed such that the circular part... Agent: Daikyo Seiko, Ltd.

20140188053 - Syringe with co-molded hub and cannula: A prefilled syringe for injecting medicament into a patient includes a barrel constructed of a polymeric material, a cannula and a hub. The barrel has a diameter, a longitudinal axis, a proximal end and a distal end. The cannula has a proximal end and a tip opposite the proximal end.... Agent: West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.

20140188054 - Medical tube and flexibility-variable mechanism with the same: A medical tube which is highly flexible and has a very small diameter and a flexibility-variable mechanism having the medical tube are provided. The medical tube includes an interior tube and a plurality of annular segments of a cylindrical shape into which the interior tube is inserted. The medical tube... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140188055 - Devices for clearing blockages in in-situ artificial lumens: Devices and methods for the effective clearing of artificial tubes, especially in-situ clearing of artificial tubes in a living being is covered in this disclosure. An elongated clearing member includes either a fixed or an adjustable element that selectively defines the portion of the elongated clearing member that is insertable... Agent: Actuated Medical, Inc.

20140188056 - Compositions and methods for transdermal delivery of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents: Compositions for the transdermal delivery of NSAIDs in a flexible, finite form are described. The compositions comprise a polymer matrix that includes an NSAID and a polymer matrix comprising a blend of silicone and acrylic polymers. A flexible, occlusive backing material also is disclosed.... Agent: Noven Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

20140188057 - Transdermal dosage form for low-melting point active agent: m

20140188058 - Flexible, adherent, and non-polyurethane film wound drape cover: A system for treating a tissue site includes a reduced-pressure source to apply reduced pressure, a manifold in fluid communication with the pressure source to provide reduced pressure to the tissue site, and a drape for adhering to the tissue site to cover the tissue site and the manifold. The... Agent: Kci Licensing. Inc.

20140188059 - Medical drape having an ultra-thin drape film and a thick adhesive coating: A system for treating a tissue site includes a pressure source to apply reduced pressure, and a manifold in fluid communication with the pressure source to provide reduced pressure to the tissue site. The system includes a drape for adhering to the tissue site to cover the tissue site and... Agent: Kci Licensing, Inc.

20140188060 - Moisture absorbing seal: A sealing drape may be suitable for use with a reduced-pressure treatment system for treating a tissue site. The sealing drape may have an interior surface adapted for positioning adjacent to a peripheral surface of the tissue site. The sealing drape may include a sealing material and an absorbent material.... Agent: Kci Licensing, Inc.

20140188062 - Collection catheter and kit: A catheter for collecting fluid such as blood from a vessel such as a coronary sinus of a patient has an elongated, flexible tubular portion and an annular sealing member spaced from a distal end of the tubular member. A proximal end of the tubular member is adapted to be... Agent: Osprey Medical, Inc.

20140188061 - Recharging negative-pressure wound therapy: A system is illustratively described herein that generally comprises a vacuum chamber, an ambient pressure chamber, a valve configured for unidirectional flow from the vacuum chamber to the ambient pressure chamber during a charging stroke, and a liquid filter configured to retain liquid in the pump. In some embodiments, the... Agent: Kci Licensing, Inc.

20140188063 - Attachment for a conductorless wetness detector for an absorbent article: A wetness sensing system for use with an absorbent article includes a holding fixture adapted to be attached to the outer surface of the absorbent article by a consumer, the holding fixture including a first attachment arm having an article-facing side including a first attachment material affixed thereto, and a... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc.

20140188064 - Catamenial tampon: A catamenial tampon including a tampon body formed of a sponge adapted to be smoothly drawn out from the vaginal cavity. A catamenial tampon includes a tampon body and a withdrawal string. The tampon body is composed of an absorbent material formed of a liquid-absorptive sponge and a wrapping material... Agent: Unicharm Corporation

20140188065 - Contoured absorbent pad: A contoured absorbent pad for a diaper comprising a liquid permeable inner layer, impermeable outer layer, and a moulded absorbent core. The inner and outer layers are adhered together with the moulded absorbent core located between the inner and outer layers. The absorbent core includes fibers and superabsorbent materials and... Agent:

20140188066 - Disposable wearing article: A disposable wearing article includes an absorber having a crotch region. The central curving unit that allows the absorber to be convex in the inner direction is formed at a center in the widthwise direction of the crotch region. The first curving unit that allows the absorber to be convex... Agent: Uni-charm Corporation

20140188067 - Prevention and treatment of groin dermatitis methods and systems: A unique garment designed to aid healing of minor skin ailments such as diaper rash. A urine absorbent, air flow permeable undergarment (1) may contain a barrier (4) to absorb urine and even an open back (5) such as for example a cutout in the back portion (3) a garment... Agent:

20140188068 - Absorbent article having telescoping waist: A disposable absorbent article comprising a chassis which includes a front region having two opposing longitudinal edges; a back region having two opposing longitudinal edges; a crotch region having two longitudinal edges wherein said crotch region is disposed between said front and back regions; and at least two side panels... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company

20140188069 - Preferential bend structure and articles containing said structure: A preferential bend structure may have a first face and an opposing second face. The preferential bend structure may comprise at least a base layer and an auxiliary layer, wherein a first deforming force applied to the first face results in a first deflection and a second deforming force applied... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company

20140188070 - Advanced functional biocompatible foam used as a hemostatic agent for compressible and non-compressible acute wounds: A sprayable polymeric foam hemostat for both compressible and non-compressible (intracavitary) acute wounds is disclosed. The foam comprises hydrophobically-modified polymers, such as hm-chitosan, or other amphiphilic polymers that anchor themselves within the membrane of cells in the vicinity of the wound. By rapidly expanding upon being released from a canister... Agent: University Of Maryland, College Park

20140188071 - Cold plasma electroporation of medication and associated methods: A method and device to apply a cold plasma to a substance at a treatment surface of a patient to cause electroporation of the substance into cells of the patient. The substance can be previously applied to the treatment surface. Alternatively, the substance can be placed in a foam-like material... Agent: Cold Plasma Medical Technologies, Inc.

20140188072 - System and method for closed-loop patient-adaptive hemodynamic management: A system and method for patient-adaptive hemodynamic management is described. One embodiment includes a system for hemodynamic management including transfusion, volume resuscitation with intravenous fluids, and medications, utilizing monitored hemodynamic parameters including the described dynamic predictors of fluid responsiveness, and including an intelligent algorithm capable of adaptation of the function... Agent: The Regents Of The University Of California

20140188077 - Device for facilitating intravenous needle insertion or cannulation with vacuum generation means and tourniquet fastener: A device (10) is provided for facilitating insertion of a needle or a cannula into a vein of a patient. The device comprises a fluid chamber (23) adapted to be held in operable engagement with a surface of the patient's skin by a fastener (30/34/35) that extends about a limb... Agent: Olberon Medical Innovation Sas

20140188073 - Door and doorstop for portable one use drug delivery apparatus: An aspect of some embodiments of the current application is a doorstop to a drug delivery apparatus that encourages a user of the apparatus to perform the proper usage steps in the proper order. For example, a user may be expected to receive an injector in a transport state, open... Agent: Medimop Medical Projects Ltd.

20140188074 - Medical marking apparatus and methods: The present invention provides the materials and methods related to marking the injection site on a patient's skin. Specifically, the present invention provides the materials and methods for applying a medical marking tattoo containing at least one injecting targeting site, injecting a medical substance into the area of the injection... Agent:

20140188075 - Medicament delivery device with cartridge sensor and cartridge holder door sensor and method of controlling the device: A medicament delivery device is presented for the administration of one or more drug agents, wherein the device comprises a retainer for holding a medicament cartridge. The retainer is moveable between an open and closed position. A position sensor for generating a position output is indicative of whether the retainer... Agent:

20140188076 - Syringe pump, and related method and system: A method for discharging fluid from a syringe and for mitigating occlusion conditions includes actuating the plunger of a syringe into a barrel. The method monitors fluid pressure within the barrel of the syringe and determines that an occlusion exists when the fluid pressure exceeds a predetermined threshold. The method... Agent: Deka Products Limited Partnership

20140188079 - Apparatus and method for controlling visibility and access to central venous access devices: A device for controlling visibility and access to central venous access devices is comprised of a two-sided body fitted around the torso of a patient. The device has an interior surface and an exterior surface. The interior surface is fitted with a layer of absorbent, wicking material and further includes... Agent: Simons Ip, LLC

20140188078 - Catheter securement device: A securement system (100) includes a device which permits a portion of a catheter or similar medical article to be easily anchored to a patient, desirably without the use of tape or needles and suture. A securement system for an elongated medical article comprises an anchor pad (110) and a... Agent: C.r. Bard, Inc.

20140188080 - Nasogastric tube: A system comprising: a nasogastric tube comprising: (a) a main lumen having one or more proximal connectors for connecting to a source of substances or pressure; (b) at least four vacuum lumens peripherally surrounding said main lumen; and (c) at least four suction ports for sealingly drawing an inner wall... Agent:

20140188081 - Flexible tube for endoscope and endoscope: A flexible tubular portion for an endoscope having a central axis includes a spiral tube, an outer layer covering the outside of the spiral tube, and an inhibiting portion. The spiral tube includes, along the longitudinal direction of the central axis, a closely wound portion to which an initial tension... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.

20140188082 - Composite wires for use in medical procedures and associated methods: A composite wire, such as a guide wire, may include a principal section with a relatively large outer diameter, as well as one or more reduced sections with smaller outer diameters. The relatively small outer diameter of each reduced section may be defined by an inner element of the composite... Agent: Summit Access, LLC

20140188083 - Guide wire: A guide wire includes a first wire disposed on the distal side, and a second wire disposed on the proximal side and made from a material having an elastic modulus larger than that of the first wire. The first wire and the second wire are joined to each other by... Agent: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140188084 - Guide wire: A guide wire includes a first wire disposed on the distal side, and a second wire disposed on the proximal side and made from a material having an elastic modulus larger than that of the first wire. The first wire and the second wire are joined to each other by... Agent: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140188085 - Hemostatic devices and methods for use thereof: Materials and methods for reducing or preventing bleeding and associated side effects during and after percutaneous medical procedures.... Agent: Mayo Foundation For Medical Education And Research

20140188086 - Catheter connector: A catheter handle, including a housing, configured to be gripped by an operator of a catheter coupled to the housing during a medical procedure using the catheter, the housing being formed of a first polymer and having an aperture formed therein. The handle includes an insert, formed of a second... Agent: Biosense Webster (israel), Ltd.

20140188087 - Medical connector with spanning arms: A connector for coupling to a base of medical device equipped with a circular hub having an annular recess. The connector includes a cap having a top surface, a bottom surface, a circumferential region defining a bottom plane and a periphery, and at least two arms substantially parallel to the... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc.

20140188088 - Medical connector: A medical connector for use with one or more medical implements. In some embodiments, the connector minimizes or eliminates the retrograde flow of fluid into the connector from one end or port upon the disconnection of a medical implement from the other end or port. In some embodiments, the connector... Agent: Icu Medical, Inc.

20140188089 - Sintered porous polymeric caps and vents for components of medical devices: The present application provides a device and methods of making and using these devices. The devices comprise porous caps and porous vents made from sintered porous polymeric media comprising plastic particles, elastomeric particles or a combination thereof. These devices are used with medical devices or components thereof to provide ease... Agent: Porex Corporation

20140188090 - Wound care article: The invention concerns a wound care article, comprising at least one sheet-like layer, characterized in that the sheet-like layer has at least two wings and a central region, the wings being arranged around the central region and the wings being joined to each other via the central region.... Agent:

  
06/26/2014 > 75 patent applications in 54 patent subcategories.

20140180192 - Device for anchoring an endoluminal sleeve in the gi tract: Endoluminal sleeve device (1) for internally lining a section of the GI tract, comprising a sleeve (2) configured for deployment inside a GI tract, the sleeve (2) having walls of a flexible material defining a sleeve lumen (3), a proximal end (4) defining a proximal lumen opening (5), and a... Agent:

20140180190 - Implantable and removable customizable body conduit: An apparatus and method are provided to treat a stenosis. A delivery device is provided that has an elongate tubular member coupled therewith. The elongate tubular member has an outside surface that is configured to prevent adherence of in vivo matter. The tubular member has a proximal end and a... Agent: Cryolife, Inc.

20140180191 - Implantable flow connector: An implantable flow connector for fluidically coupling a source tissue-enclosed body space with a destination element, comprising: a conduit having a lumen terminating at an orifice at a first end of the conduit implantable in the source body space through an opening formed in a tissue wall of the source... Agent: Bioconnect Systems, Inc.

20140180189 - Intraocular shunt placement: Methods are provided for using an intraocular shunt deployment device to deploy an intraocular shunt from the device and into an eye.... Agent: Aquesys, Inc.

20140180188 - Systems and methods for bariatric therapy: The present invention provides bariatric therapy systems. One system includes a gastrointestinal implant device and a delivery mechanism therefor. The device can include a sleeve for placement into a small intestine and to minimize absorption of nutrients by its walls. An anchoring mechanism coupled to a proximal end of the... Agent: Pavilion Medical Innovations, LLC

20140180193 - Tampon assembly providing proper bodily placement of pledget: Provided is a tampon applicator having one or more insertion indicators to gauge and/or control the insertion depth of a tampon. The one or more insertion indicators may be located on the tampon applicator barrel, plunger, tampon, removal string, or any combinations thereof. As a result of the one or... Agent: Eveready Battery Company Inc.

20140180195 - Drug-delivery accessory for an implantable medical device: An implantable drug-delivery sleeve for an elongate component of an implantable medical device. The sleeve includes a tubular substrate having a lumen configured to receive the elongate component so as to allow relative displacement of the substrate and the elongate component, wherein the substrate is shaped so as to be... Agent:

20140180194 - Method for treating neurological/psychiatric disorders with stimulation to the subcaudate area of the brain: A method for treating a patient with a neurological or psychiatric disorder, comprising applying stimulation to at least a portion of the patient's subcaudate white matter of the subcaudate area under conditions effective to provide the patient with at least a partial relief from the neurological or psychiatric disorder. The... Agent: Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, Inc.

20140180196 - Tuned rf energy and electrical tissue characterization for selective treatment of target tissues: A catheter and catheter system can use energy tailored for remodeling and/or removal of target material along a body lumen, often of atherosclerotic material of a blood vessel of a patient. An elongate flexible catheter body with a radially expandable structure may have a plurality of electrodes or other electrosurgical... Agent: Vessix Vascular, Inc.

20140180197 - Ultrasound transducer and uses thereof: According to some embodiments there is provided a method for controlling a treatment effect on blood vessel tissue during an ultrasonic treatment, the method comprising positioning an ultrasonic transducer device in the blood vessel lumen; controlling a treatment effect by controlling fluid flow, wherein controlling comprises deploying a fluid restrictor... Agent: Cardiosonic Ltd.

20140180198 - Fail-safe insufflators: A fail-safe insufflation device having a thermal cutoff for interrupting power to an electrical heater to prevent overheating of insufflation gas wherein the thermal cutoff operates independent of a temperature control system to provide electrical shutdown of an electrical heater in response to a hostile temperature condition of the insufflation... Agent:

20140180199 - Cannula adapters: A cannula adapter for converting a trocar insufflator into a two-phase or two-mode insufflation system. In the needle insufflation mode the insufflation gas flows through a trocar cannula, a cannula adapter and an insufflation needle before entering a body cavity and in the trocar insufflation mode gas flows directly into... Agent:

20140180200 - Medical device heaters and methods: A medical device having a heater with at least one heating element which has mains voltage applied to it by a heating control unit. The heating control unit includes a monitoring arrangement and a switching arrangement. The monitoring arrangement can recognize the zero crossings of the mains voltage, and the... Agent: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland Gmbh

20140180201 - Microarray for delivery of therapeutic agent and methods of use: Devices and methods for using and manufacturing microstructure arrays having at least a detachable distal area are described.... Agent: Corium International, Inc.

20140180202 - Ingestible therapy activator system and method: An ingestible therapy activator system and method are provided. In one aspect, the ingestible therapy activator includes an ingestible device having an effector module to send an effector instruction and a responder module associated with a therapeutic device. The responder module may receive and process the effector instruction, resulting in... Agent: Proteus Digital Health, Inc.

20140180203 - Integrated insulin delivery system having safety features to prevent hypoglycemia: Safety features are applied to an integrated insulin delivery system to enhance safety by controlling medication delivery including the automatic resumption of basal rate after a particular event, such as termination of a bolus, expiration of a time period, delayed resumption after the bolus has terminated, IOB comparison, and others.... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.

20140180204 - Apparatus and method for treating tissue: An apparatus for treating tissue of a mammalian body. In one embodiment, a spring mechanism is carried by first and second tubular members and actuatable for moving a needle from a first position disposed within the distal extremity of the first tubular member to a second position extending distally of... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20140180205 - Homecare suction device: A homecare suction device includes a main body having a housing. An air pump is mounted in the housing and in communication with an air outlet and an air inlet of the housing. A breast pump includes a cover mounted to an opening of a container for receiving a liquid.... Agent:

20140180206 - Opacity technology: A catheter device comprising a chamber containing an opacity enhancing substance is disclosed. The opacity enhancing substance is in a dried or semi-dried form within the chamber of the device. Release of a liquid into the chamber suspends the substance and forms an opacity enhancing solution that is released into... Agent:

20140180207 - Variable length catheter for drug delivery: A catheter system for localized delivery of a therapeutic or diagnostic agent within a vessel is provided. The system provides for adjustability of the length of the treatment area and for reducing of pressure within the treatment area. The catheter system includes an inner elongated element, an outer elongated element... Agent: Thermopeutix, Inc.

20140180208 - Safe needle device for syringes: A needle stick safety syringe includes a plunger where a concentric coil spring is compressed against the inside front end of the plunger cavity and retained there by a stop which is incorporated at the distal end of the inner cylindrical plunger body. The stop is released when the plunger... Agent: International Technology Group

20140180209 - Syringe needle catching device and safety syringe with this device: A catching device of a needle for a safety syringe includes a tube containing an inserted connection foot of the needle or an inserted hub adapted for fitting of the connection foot of the needle where in the connection foot of the needle or in a hub a cylindrical cavity... Agent:

20140180210 - Dosing unit for an ambulatory infusion device: A dosing unit for an infusion pump device is disclosed having a piston pump with a pump cylinder and a plunger arranged within said cylinder, coaxially arranged along a longitudinal axis. The plunger has a shaft with a thread and the cylinder has a threaded sleeve part with a thread.... Agent: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.

20140180213 - Needle safety device: The invention relates to a needle safety device for a medical device, the needle safety device comprising: a base portion having a bore extending along a longitudinal center axis therethrough for receiving a needle; and two opposing jaws extending from the base portion generally in the axial direction and each... Agent:

20140180212 - Needle tip protector assembly for safety iv catheter assembly: The invention relates a safety IV catheter assembly comprising a catheter tube having a distal end and a proximal end; a catheter hub having a distal end and a proximal end; a needle extending through the catheter hub and the catheter tube having opposite proximal and distal ends defining an... Agent: Poly Medicure Limited

20140180211 - Dilator, introducer assembly, and medical tool: A dilator includes a first section, a second section, a third section, and a fourth section which have different diameters and are adjacent to each other in an axial direction, an angle formed by an outer peripheral surface of the first section with respect to the axial direction is smaller... Agent: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140180214 - Anchor and anchor deployment apparatus: An anchor for maintaining a portion of a therapy delivery element within a desired location of a patient has (i) a first opening, (ii) a second opening, (iii) a body member formed of elastic material disposed between the first and second opening, (iv) and a lumen extending though the body... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20140180215 - Anchor deployment apparatus: An anchor deployment apparatus for deploying an anchor about a therapy delivery element includes an anchor receiving element having an elongate member having a distal opening and a lumen extending proximally in the elongate member from the distal opening. The lumen of the elongate member is configured to slidably receive... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20140180216 - Prefillable auto-retractable safety syringe: A retractable safety syringe includes a retractable needle hub holding a needle and having a first guiding means; and a hollow barrel having a second guiding means set correspondingly to the first guiding means; and a collapsible plunger comprising of a first plunger element having a protrusion releasably coupled with... Agent: Bencha International Group Inc.

20140180217 - Limiter for a dispensing device: A limiter for a dispensing device is provided. The limiter includes a body (20) arranged to mount with at least a portion of a dispensing device (300), and a stop extending from the body. The stop (40) is configured to permit movement a plunger of the dispensing device a predetermined... Agent:

20140180218 - Refill module for an injection device: A refill module for use with a plunger assembly and having a housing (30), a syringe subassembly (70), a carrier (120) and at least one latching element (170). The syringe subassembly is shiftable within the housing from a retracted position to an injecting position at which its injection tip projects... Agent: Eli Lilly And Company

20140180219 - Needleless connector: A needleless connector includes a hollow connector, a spring, and a switch assembly. The inner perimeter of the hollow connector forms a first annular wall and a second annular wall. The spring is disposed in the hollow connector. The switch assembly has a stop member and a guide tube connected... Agent: Pacific Hospital Supply Co., Ltd.

20140180221 - Coated medical device: The invention relates to an article comprising a coating, which coating comprises at least two layers, of which the inner layer is a primer layer, comprising a supporting network comprising a supporting polymer, and the outer layer is a functional layer comprising a multifunctional polymerizable compound.... Agent: DsmIPAssets B.v.

20140180220 - Tunable nonfouling surface of oligoethylene glycol: An article having a nonfouling surface thereon is comprises: (a) a substrate having a surface portion; (b) a linking layer on the surface portion; and (c) a polymer layer formed on the linking layer, preferably by the process of surface-initiated polymerization of monomeric units thereon, with each of the monomeric... Agent:

20140180222 - Catheters, systems and methods for percutaneous in situ arterio-venous bypass: A system of catheter devices and methods for forming channels or passageways between a luminal anatomical structure (e.g., a blood vessel) and a target location (e.g., another blood vessel, an organ, a mass of tissue, etc.) for the purpose of rerouting blood flow or for delivering a substance or instrument,... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.

20140180224 - Composition, device and method for delayed and sustained release of brain energy molecules: The present invention relates to compositions, devices and methods of delayed and sustained release of energy molecules for brain function to treat nocturnal hypoglycemia. The composition comprises an energy molecule required for human brain function; wherein the release of the energy molecule is delayed and then sustained over a period... Agent:

20140180223 - Transparent transdermal nicotine delivery devices: A transparent transdermal delivery device for delivering nicotine which has an Opacity Index of less than 48.6%.... Agent: Alza Corporation

20140180227 - Breathable interface system for topical reduced pressure: A reduced pressure tissue treatment system includes an applicator having an aperture, a first pad section, and a second pad section substantially covering the aperture and positioned substantially adjacent the first pad section. A fabric layer is located at least partially between the second pad section and the drape, and... Agent: Kci Licensing, Inc.

20140180225 - Negative pressure wound closure device: The present invention relates to a negative pressure wound closure system and methods for using such a system. Preferred embodiments of the invention facilitate closure of the wound by preferentially contracting to provide for movement of the tissue. Preferred embodiments can utilize tissue grasping elements to apply a wound closing... Agent: University Of Massachusetts

20140180226 - System and method for interfacing with a reduced pressure dressing: Systems, devices, and methods for treating a tissue site on a patient with reduced pressure are presented. In one instance, a reduced-pressure interface includes a conduit housing having a cavity divided by a dividing wall into a reduced-pressure-application region and a pressure-detection region. The reduced-pressure interface further includes a reduced-pressure... Agent: Kci Licensing, Inc.

20140180228 - Absorbent articles comprising an odour control system: An absorbent article comprising an odour control material comprising at least one inclusion complex of cyclodextrin with an organic compound which is dispersed in a matrix comprising a polysiloxane oil.... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company

20140180229 - Wound packing device and methods: Embodiments of the invention include wound packing devices and methods of making and using the same. In an embodiment, the invention includes a wound packing device including a plurality of spacing elements capable of absorbing exudate, wherein the surface of the spacing elements resist colonization by microorganisms. The wound packing... Agent:

20140180231 - Absorbent article with low cold flow construction adhesive: Absorbent articles comprising a low cold flow construction adhesive suitable for joining at least two absorbent article components together, wherein the adhesive comprises an ethylene-based polyolefin resin and a crystallization enhancer, wherein at least one of the absorbent article components comprises a nonwoven material, and wherein the absorbent articles have... Agent: The Proctor & Gamble Company

20140180230 - Method of making an absorbent composite and absorbent articles employing the same: A method of making an absorbent composite that includes a first fabric, a second fabric, and particles positioned between the two fabrics and absorbent articles made from the absorbent composite. The particles are secured between the two fabric using adhesive, thermal plastic or combinations thereof. The fabrics are bonded together... Agent: Dsg Technology Holdings Limited

20140180232 - Absorbent article having a lotion composition and a method of making same: The present invention relates to an absorbent article such as a diaper or sanitary napkin, and pantiliner. Specifically, the present invention relates to a lotion formulation which is applied on at least a portion of the body-facing surface of the topsheet in a specific manner. The present invention also provides... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company

20140180233 - Absorbent article with improved tear resistance and softness: A disposable absorbent article may comprise a chassis and an ear. The chassis comprises a liquid permeable topsheet, a backsheet, and an absorbent core disposed between the topsheet and backsheet. The ear comprises an elastomeric material and a first substrate joined to the elastomeric material. The ear has a first... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company

20140180234 - Water-absorbent polymer structures based on renewable resources and method for producing said structures: The present invention relates to a process for the production of polymers, such as water-absorbing polymer structures, by radical polymerization of acrylic acid, whereby the acrylic acid has been obtained by a synthesis process which comprises as a process step the splitting of an organic material by means of an... Agent: Evonik Degussa Gmbh

20140180235 - Body adhering absorbent article: In a body adhering absorbent article, an absorbent structure is configured for disposition adjacent a female wearer's vaginal region to absorb bodily fluids discharged by the wearer. A shell supports the absorbent structure at the vaginal region and has an adhesive on a body-facing surface for adhering the shell directly... Agent:

20140180236 - Absorbent article with a multifunctional side panel: An absorbent article may comprise a chassis having a front waist region, a rear waist region, a crotch region between the front waist region and the rear waist region, a pair of longitudinal edges, and a pair of side panels extending between and connecting the front waist region and the... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company

20140180237 - Absorbent article with improved tear resistance and softness: A disposable absorbent article may comprise a chassis and an ear. The chassis comprises a liquid permeable topsheet, a backsheet, and an absorbent core disposed between the topsheet and backsheet. The ear comprises an elastomeric material and a first substrate joined to the elastomeric material. The ear has a first... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company

20140180239 - Catheter with pressure sensor system: A catheter for administering a substance into a patient's tissue including a number of pressure sensors for detecting changes in the shape of the catheter or s a backflow along the surface of the catheter. In response to the pressure distribution profile collected along the surface or length of the... Agent: Brainlab Ag

20140180238 - Pump controlling device that obtains parameter values from insulin pump for executing functions: A method of operating an insulin treatment system that includes an insulin pump and a pump controlling device is disclosed. The method includes receiving, by the pump controlling device, a request to execute a function that is included on the pump controlling device. The function is governed by a rule... Agent: Roche Diagnostics International Ag

20140180240 - Method and system for a hybrid control-to-target and control-to-range model predictive control of an artificial pancreas: Described and illustrated is a system for management of diabetes that includes an infusion pump, glucose sensor and controller with a method programmed into the controller. The infusion pump is configured to deliver insulin to a subject. The glucose sensor is configured to sense glucose levels in the subject and... Agent: Animas Corporation

20140180241 - Method for configuring an insulin pump with configuring device: An insulin pump is configurable by a configurator. The pump has parameter blocks, each with a respective parameter and an associated restriction setting, and the configurator has an authorization level. Configuring the pump includes receiving, by the configurator, a request to access a parameter on the pump. The method also... Agent: Roche Diagnostics International Ag

20140180242 - Dilation device for placing catheter tubes: A stoma dilation device that includes a tubular support and an inflatable dilation portion located on the tubular support. The inflatable dilation portion includes a stiffening portion and inflation lumen. The device may have a retention portion configured to have a diameter upon full, unrestrained inflation that is greater than... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc.

20140180245 - Dose guides for injection syringe: Devices that guide the accurate loading and dispensing of predetermined doses of fluid from injection syringes are disclosed.... Agent: Icon Bioscience, Inc.

20140180243 - Inventive diabetic systems, tools, kits, and supplies for better diabetic living and mobility: A pocket sized diabetic kit carrying supplies that a diabetic patient will need for 24 hours includes but not limited to Lancet pen, lancets, small test strip bottle filled with test strips, blood test meter, one or more insulin types stored in a plurality of pre-filled syringes, one syringe splint... Agent:

20140180244 - Locking assembly for preventing dispensing of dose from medication dispensing device: A locking assembly for a medication dispensing device including a housing, a drive member, a medication cartridge having a barrel holding medication between a movable plunger and a septum, and a dose delivery mechanism for controlling the advancement of the drive member. The locking assembly, in one form, includes a... Agent: Eli Lilly And Company

20140180246 - Assemblies, systems, and methods for infusing therapeutic agents into the body: An infusion catheter assembly has the ability to infinitely titrate the length of a porous fluid distribution section in situ. The infusion catheter assembly thereby provides a length of infusion that can be infinitely varied over a prescribed range, to control the effective infusion length and the rate of infusion.... Agent: Venous Therapy, Inc.

20140180247 - Catheter assembly with cuff deployment device: A catheter assembly includes a catheter having an elongate tubular body defining a lumen extending from an open proximal end to an open distal end. A cuff deployment device is concentrically supported on the elongate tubular body and is movable along a longitudinal axis of the elongate tubular body. The... Agent:

20140180248 - Osmotic ablation device: A tissue ablation device comprising a balloon catheter, or other expandable element, wherein said expandable element is comprised of a semipermeable membrane. The balloon membrane is expanded by an osmotically active solution to contact a vascular endothelium, or other desired tissue, whereupon the resultant osmotic gradient affects a water flux... Agent:

20140180249 - Variable length catheter for drug delivery: A method for localized delivery of a therapeutic or diagnostic agent within a vessel is provided. The method provides for adjustability of the length of the treatment area and for reducing of pressure within the treatment area. A catheter system includes an inner elongated element, an outer elongated element positioned... Agent: Thermopeutix, Inc.

20140180250 - Intravenous catheter and insertion device with reduced blood spatter: An venous access catheter is combined with a needle, guidewire, and actuator where the needle is disposed coaxially over the guidewire and the catheter is disposed coaxially over the needle. A hub at a proximal end of the access catheter includes a wiping element to clean blood from the needle... Agent: Vascular Pathways, Inc.

20140180251 - Nanochanneled device and related methods: A capsule configured for in vivo refilling of a therapeutic agent. In certain embodiments, the capsule may contain methotrexate.... Agent: The Board Of Regents Of The University Of Texas System

20140180252 - Feeding tube with inflatable balloon component: A feeding tube with an inflatable balloon component, a kit containing the feeding tubing, and a method for intubating a patient to deliver the feeding tube to a desired location for delivering nutrients and/or medication to the patient are described herein.... Agent:

20140180253 - Lacrimal implants and related methods: Lacrimal implants for treating diseases or disorders are disclosed. More particularly, lacrimal implants, methods of making such implants, and methods of treating ocular, respiration, inner ear or other diseases or disorders using such implants are disclosed.... Agent: Mati Therapeutics Inc.

20140180254 - Distal catheter tip formation: The present disclosure provides various embodiments of methods of forming a tapering distal tip for a catheter. An exemplary method includes providing a mandrel and a holding hypotube, placing a tip first material with a first outer diameter over the mandrel and the hypotube, placing a tip second material with... Agent: Volcano Corporation

20140180255 - Distal catheter tips and formation thereof: The present disclosure provides various embodiments of products for a tapered catheter tip and methods of forming a tapered distal tip for a catheter. An exemplary tapered catheter tip of the invention includes a proximal segment, a distal segment, and a midsection there between. The midsection includes at least two... Agent: Volcano Corporation

20140180256 - Single coil contact guidewire connector: The present invention generally relates to guidewire connectors. The invention can involve a housing that includes a channel. The invention can also involve at least one contact element configured to hold a guidewire inside the housing by pressing the guidewire against the channel.... Agent: Volcano Corporation

20140180257 - Cover for an atraumatic catheter hub and a method for its use: An atraumatic cover for a catheter hub. The cover comprises an opening configured to allow a line/tube to pass through the opening when the cover is in a closed configuration. The cover can comprise one or more pliable inserts located within the cover. In an embodiment, the pliable insert can... Agent:

20140180258 - Needle-free connector: A needle-free connector includes a hollow connector, an elastic block, and a switch assembly. The inner perimeter of the hollow connector forms a first annular wall and a second annular wall. The elastic block is disposed in the hollow connector. The switch assembly has a stop member and a guide... Agent: Pacific Hospital Supply Co., Ltd.

20140180259 - Injection molded adjustable shape abscess irrigation device: An adjustable shape abscess irrigation device includes a first tube that is slidably associated with a second tube. The irrigation device includes a retainer that defines a variable shape diameter. The diameter of the retainer is selectively adjustable by the relative positioning of the first tube and the second tube... Agent: Msg Mfg. Group Inc.

20140180261 - Medical device having a tubular substrate and at least partly surface treated access openings: A method for producing a medical device comprising the steps of: providing a tubular substrate, said tubular substrate enclosing an internal lumen and being provided with at least one recess in the outer surface, wherein said recess does not form a through going hole into the internal lumen; treating the... Agent: Dentsply International Inc.

20140180260 - Methods related to a bagless catheter: A bagless catheter. At least some of the illustrative embodiments are methods including: selectively storing urine in a bladder of a patient by: inserting a first end of a tube through a urethra and into the bladder of the patient, wherein a second end of the tube, opposite the first... Agent:

20140180262 - Implantable medical device for minimally-invasive insertion: Containment devices and methods of manufacture and assembly are provided. In an embodiment, the containment device includes an elongated microchip element comprising one or more containment reservoirs that are configured to be electrically activated to open. The containment device also include an elongated electronic printed circuit board (PCB) comprising a... Agent: Microchips, Inc.

  
06/19/2014 > 71 patent applications in 47 patent subcategories.

20140171852 - Trocar and trocar-needle integrated system for glaucoma drainage surgery: A trocar comprising a hollow barrel having an open side extending along the hollow barrel, the hollow barrel terminating at a first end with a pointed tip for incision of the trocar through tissue and having a needle connecting part. The open side may extend through the needle connecting part.... Agent: Ophthalmic Implants Private Limited

20140171853 - Device and kit for treatment of disorders in the heart rhythm regulation system: A tissue cutting device is disclosed, which is structured and arranged to be inserted through the vascular system into a body vessel adjacent to the heart and/or into the heart, and to be subsequently subjected to a change of shape in order to penetrate into the heart tissue. The tissue... Agent: Syntach Ag

20140171854 - Therapeutic applications of cold plasma: The present disclosure relates to methods of treating diseases and disorders comprising applying a therapeutically effective dose of cold plasma. In particular examples, the diseases and disorders include, but are not limited to, diseases and disorders of the skin, musculoskeletal, and immune systems.... Agent:

20140171855 - Coupling for connecting a tube set to a trocar: A coupling system is provided for connecting a tube set to a trocar that includes a multi-lumen trocar having a housing that includes a connector, wherein the connector has a plurality of coaxial flow passages defined therein by a plurality of concentric annular walls, a multi-lumen tube set including a... Agent: Surgiquest, Inc.

20140171856 - Applications for physical-layer security: Applications for physical layer security are disclosed. One such application is a system comprising a medical sensor device and a wireless communication module. The medical sensor device is operable to generate data representative of a condition of a patient. The wireless communication module is operable to transmit, on a wireless... Agent: Whisper Communications, LLC

20140171857 - Breastpump with letdown feature: Breastpumps and methods for use in extracting breastmilk, which can be used to generate, among other things, both a letdown or stimulation phase and a milk expression phase, are disclosed.... Agent: Medela Holding Ag

20140171858 - Breastpump with letdown feature: Breastpumps and methods for use in extracting breastmilk, which can be used to generate, among other things, both a letdown or stimulation phase and a milk expression phase, are disclosed.... Agent: Medela Holding Ag

20140171859 - Breastpump with letdown feature: Breastpumps and methods for use in extracting breastmilk, which can be used to generate, among other things, both a letdown or stimulation phase and a milk expression phase, are disclosed.... Agent: Medela Holding Ag

20140171860 - Breastpump with letdown feature: Breastpumps and methods for use in extracting breastmilk, which can be used to generate, among other things, both a letdown or stimulation phase and a milk expression phase, are disclosed.... Agent: Medela Holding Ag

20140171862 - Multi-chamber syringe: A multi-chamber syringe with a syringe body having a wall which encloses a hollow space. The syringe body has a syringe outlet and an opening for receiving a piston displaceable in the hollow space, where at least one displaceable stopper is arranged in the hollow space and divides the hollow... Agent: Sanner Gmbh

20140171861 - Syringe assembly: An insert useful with a dermal filler syringe is provided for facilitating mixing of active agents with dermal fillers being injected into skin.... Agent: Allergan, Inc.

20140171863 - Hemostasis valve for guide catheter control: An extension member is has a body with a proximal end and an opposing distal end. It includes a hollow lumen extending therethrough from the proximal end to the distal end. It has a female luer lock connector proximate its proximal end and a male luer lock connector proximate its... Agent: Corindus, Inc.

20140171864 - 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 tissue 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 a non-durable coating which is complexed... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140171865 - Catheter system providing step reduction for postconditioning: A pre-assembled kit for administering ischemic postconditioning comprising a catheter and a handle having a fluid circuit to control and modulate flow of inflation fluid to and from a balloon wherein the catheter is free from additional assembly and preparation procedures such that it is ready-to-use within a variety of... Agent: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems

20140171866 - Safety syringe: The present invention relates to a safety syringe (100) having a hollow barrel (1), plunger (2) and a detachable needle support (4), characterized in that the safety syringe (100) includes; a) a piston gasket (3) interference fit with the plunger head (7) of the plunger (2); b) a plurality of... Agent: Universiti Putra Malaysia

20140171869 - Flow sensor for medical pump: A medical pump or the like provides a flow sensor element that may be integrated into the IV tubing assembly. The flow sensor element tits within the medical pump which may provide for capacitive plates sensing changes in the electrical environment within the flow sensor element to deduce flow. For... Agent: Zyno Medical, LLC.

20140171868 - Multifunction capacitive sensor for medical pump: A medical pump or the like provides for a multi-function flow monitor that provides for capacitive plates positioned on opposite sides of the IV line to sense changes in the electrical environment within the IV line to deduce IV line pressure, the presence of IV fluid bubbles, the presence of... Agent: Zyno Medical, LLC.

20140171867 - Priming method for infusion device: Described is drug infusion device and lineset for delivering medication. The novel pump and lineset described herein eliminate the ability of the pump and lineset from being primed when the cartridge reservoir is in fluid communication with the drug-delivering cannula, through which medication is delivered, is inserted into the skin... Agent: Animas Corporation

20140171870 - Apparatus and method for targeting a body tissue: An apparatus for targeting a desired target site on a body tissue that separates a first body cavity from a second body cavity of a patient includes a catheter having a longitudinally extending catheter lumen and adapted to provide access to the first body cavity. A framing member has a... Agent: The Cleveland Clinic Foundation

20140171871 - Auto-injector apparatus: An auto-injector apparatus includes a flexible container containing a liquid medicant, a needle communicated with a container, a housing with a container being received in the housing, a pump disposed in the housing and positioned to engage the flexible container and expel the medicant from the container through the needle... Agent: Meridian Medical Technologies, Inc.

20140171872 - Auto-injector apparatus: An auto-injector apparatus includes a flexible container containing a liquid medicant, a needle communicated with a container, a housing with a container being received in the housing, a pump disposed in the housing and positioned to engage the flexible container and expel the medicant from the container through the needle... Agent: Meridian Medical Technologies, Inc.

20140171873 - Surgical access system: A surgical access assembly and method of use is disclosed. The surgical access assembly comprises an outer sheath and an obturator. The outer sheath and obturator are configured to be delivered to an area of interest within the brain. Either the outer sheath or the obturator may be configured to... Agent: Nico Corporation

20140171874 - Indwelling needle assembly: An indwelling needle assembly has a hollow outer needle, an outer-needle hub fixed to the base of the outer needle, an inner needle in the outer needle, an inner-needle hub fixed to the base of the inner needle, a tube connected to the base of the outer-needle hub, and a... Agent: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140171875 - Drug delivery device and adaptor: Provided is a drug delivery device including: a reservoir for a product, having a distally projecting end-piece defining an axial passageway for the transfer of the product, with a distal portion, an adaptor having a collar engageable around said end-piece said collar being axially movable with respect to said end-piece,... Agent: Becton Dickinson France

20140171876 - Combined medical device with sliding frontal attachment and retractable needle: A medical device having a frontal attachment and a connector housing having at least a body part of an associated medical apparatus, the frontal attachment slidably engaging the connector housing and having a forwardly projecting, rearwardly biased needle and a needle retraction assembly, and the connector housing having a needle... Agent: Retractable Technologies, Inc.

20140171877 - Frontal attachment device for syringe with rotationally activated retractable needle: A medical device attachable to the front of a conventional syringe and having a hub assembly selectively attachable to the syringe, a nose projecting forwardly from the hub assembly, a rearwardly biased needle retraction mechanism seated inside the nose, a retractable needle projecting forwardly of the nose, and a fluid... Agent: Retractable Technologies, Inc.

20140171878 - Insertion head with a handle: An insertion head for medical or pharmaceutical applications includes a base having a lower side which can be positioned on organic tissue; an insertion means movably mounted by the base and insertable into the tissue; where the insertion means is movable relative to the base from a protective position in... Agent: Roche Diagnostics International Ag

20140171879 - Drug delivery device: A drug delivery device comprising; a housing; a cylindrical member configured to be rotatably supported inside the housing, wherein the outer surface of the cylindrical member is provided with at least first and second tracks together forming an encoder, each track comprising conductive segments and non-conductive segments; and at least... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20140171880 - High flow volume nasal irrigation device and method for alternating pulsatile and continuous fluid flow: A high flow volume nasal irrigation device includes a squeeze bottle, a reservoir of liquid and a volume of air. The bottle is configured to elastically deform in response to a manual pressure from a user and thus pressurize the liquid and air. The device also includes a dip tube... Agent:

20140171881 - Safeguard mechanism for autoinjector needle: In accordance with some embodiments of the present invention there is provided a method of preparing a compound device for use. The device may include a sealed component and an active outer surface. The outer surface may be protected by a surface cover. Preparing the device may include activating the... Agent: Medimop Medical Projects Ltd.

20140171882 - Instrument for inserting a suppository: An instrument for inserting a suppository which includes a tube, having a first end adapted to receive the suppository and a second end, and a plunger disposed in the tube and moveable therein to eject the suppository from the first end by causing an action of pushing the suppository from... Agent:

20140171883 - Hemostatic agent and method: One aspect of the invention is a method of treating a wound to clot blood. A sponge material is applied to the wound. The sponge comprises a starch having hemostatic properties and at least one binding agent. The sponge may further comprise a porous, flexible material.... Agent:

20140171885 - Drug delivery devices and methods: This disclosure relates generally to methods and devices for use in treating eye conditions with implantable drug delivery devices. One method includes introducing an implant into the suprachoroidal space, wherein the interior volume of the implant is plugged with a drug-release material comprising at least one active agent that elutes... Agent: Transcend Medical, Inc.

20140171884 - Eye dropper alignment apparatus and method for using same: The present application discloses a new and novel system and apparatus for improving the accuracy with which a person may apply eye drops to their own eye. The apparatus holds a bottle of eye drops at a fixed and certain distance above the eye, beside the nose, and below the... Agent:

20140171886 - Patch for treatment of eyelid disease containing clobetasol: A patch for treatment of eyelid diseases that is provided with a support, a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer, and a release layer in this order, wherein (a) the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer includes the following (a-1) to (a-4): (a-1) a styrene-isoprene-styrene block copolymer, a tackifier resin, and a softening agent are contained;... Agent: Senju Usa, Inc.

20140171887 - Suction canister liner and system: A suction canister liner including a body portion having a sidewall and a bottom. An annular tapered sealing surface is positioned over the sidewall of the canister liner body portion to allow ease of loading and unloading. The annular tapered sealing surface has a top diameter and a bottom diameter,... Agent: Dornoch Medical Systems Inc.

20140171888 - Trimmable wound bandage: A trimmable wound bandage, in particular film or foil bandage, for air- and negative pressure tight closure of a wound space in negative pressure therapy, includes a flat material layer, in particular on film or foil basis; which effects the air- and negative pressure tight closure, a support element provided... Agent: Paul Hartmann Ag

20140171889 - Multi-function hand pump for medical use: A small manually operable pump which may be of the squeeze-bulb type, arranged to reduce fluid pressure and receive a fluid at a first end and to discharge a flow from an opposite end, and provided with a connector at each end so that it can be connected to various... Agent:

20140171890 - Antimicrobial fabric and method of bactericidal activation: A method of producing a fabric with antimicrobial properties that includes liquefying bamboo to produce a slurry, adding an antimicrobial element to the slurry, adding a non-bamboo fiber to the slurry to create a mixture and extruding the mixture to produce a fiber. The antimicrobial element may be silver particles... Agent: R&t Fabric, LLC

20140171891 - Tampon having a hollow space: The invention solves the problem of providing a tampon (1) having a hollow space for receiving a capsule. The capsule may e.g. contain a vibration element. The hollow space is formed by a hollow body (5) that is open on at least one side and is surrounded by the absorbent... Agent: Marlafin Ag

20140171892 - Disposable absorbent article: A disposable absorbent article includes a crotch inner sheet lying on a skin-facing surface, a crotch outer sheet lying on a non-skin-facing surface and a liquid-absorbent structure interposed between these inner and outer sheets. In this diaper, a total luminous transmittance from the outer sheet through the liquid-absorbent structure to... Agent: Unicharm Corporation

20140171893 - 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: The Procter & Gamble Company

20140171894 - Bodily fluid absorbent matrix and method for manufacturing the same: A bodily fluid absorbent matrix adapted to restrict a wet feeling against the wearer's skin after the absorbent matrix in a bodily fluid absorbent wearing article having absorbed bodily fluids and a method for manufacturing the absorbent matrix. A bodily fluid absorbent wearing article has an absorbent matrix formed of... Agent:

20140171898 - Absorbent articles comprising raised barriers: An absorbent article comprising a raised barrier is provided. The raised barrier extends into a front waist region, a crotch region, and a back waist region of the absorbent article.... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company

20140171896 - Disposable absorbent article with elasticized side panels, and method of making the same: A disposable absorbent article has a central body that includes an absorbent core, a front longitudinal edge, and a rear longitudinal edge opposite the front longitudinal edge. The disposable absorbent article also has a pair of elasticized side panels that extend longitudinally adjacent opposite lateral sides of the central body.... Agent: Dsg Technology Holdings, Ltd.

20140171897 - Disposable absorbent article having side panels with structurally, functionally and visually different regions: A disposable absorbent article worn about the lower torso of a wearer includes at least one pair of side panels connecting a first waist region to a second waist region forming a waist opening and a pair of leg openings. Each side panel includes a waist region, a hip region... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company

20140171895 - Laminate and process for making same: Laminates are described that contain a frangible layer adhered to at least one extensible layer, such as an elastic layer. In one embodiment, a frangible layer is positioned between two opposing elastic layers. The frangible layer includes lines of separation that generally extend in a first direction. The lines of... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc.

20140171899 - Systems and methods for anchoring medical devices: Some embodiments of a medical device anchor system include an anchor device that secures a medical instrument (such as a catheter or the like) in place relative to a skin penetration point using subcutaneous anchors.... Agent: Interrad Medical, Inc.

20140171901 - Device for retaining and storing liquid media and method of expelling the liquid media: A device for retaining and storing a liquid medium, such as medication, includes a syringe body, a retention and/or storage container, consisting essentially of a glass material, a closure element for the retention and/or storage container consisting essentially of a rubber elastic material, and at least one needle. The retention... Agent: Schott Ag

20140171904 - Disposable pen needle with re-use prevention features: A pen needle (521) for a drug delivery device (100) includes a hub (511) and a needle (502) fixedly connected to the hub (511). An outer cover (501) removably receives the hub (511) and the needle (502). A locking member (505) locks the hub (511) and the needle (502) in... Agent: Becton, Dickinson And Company

20140171900 - Method to determine a material distribution: A combination material can be infused into a subject and a determination can be made of a VOD and/or a convection gradient of a liquid material portion in the VOD. The combination material can be infused in the subject using selected parameters. A correlation of data relating to the liquid... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20140171902 - Systems and methods for reducing or preventing backflow in a delivery system: Systems and methods are disclosed herein that generally involve CED devices with various features for reducing or preventing backflow. In some embodiments, CED devices include a tissue-receiving space disposed proximal to a distal fluid outlet. Tissue can be compressed into or pinched/pinned by the tissue-receiving space as the device is... Agent:

20140171903 - Transseptal sheath with air bubble trap: A transseptal sheath defining a sheath lumen, a proximal end, and a distal end. A valve disposed within the sheath lumen proximate the distal end. The transseptal sheath defining at least one port along a portion of its periphery proximate the valve.... Agent: Medtronic Ablation Frontiers LLC

20140171906 - System for access into bodily cavity: An assembly and method for percutaneous placement of a catheter comprising an elongated hollow catheter having a distal end and a reduced cross-section portion at a proximal end thereof. An introducer needle is slidably mounted over said catheter. The introducer needle has an elongated slit adapted to slide over the... Agent:

20140171905 - Wearable in-line fluid warmer and battery apparatus: An inline fluid warming apparatus that has a fluid warmer portion and a battery portion for powering the fluid warmer portion. The fluid warmer portion has a housing that connects directly to a housing of the battery portion by an attachment means. The attachment can be a rail system or... Agent: Estill Medical Technologies, Inc.

20140171908 - Intra-myocardial agent delivery device, system and method: An intra-myocardial agent delivery device comprising a myocardial tissue access line that is configured to receive a pharmacological agent therein and at least a first agent delivery line having a central lumen therethrough, the first agent delivery line being in fluid communication with the tissue access line and including a... Agent:

20140171907 - Liquid embolic material including carboxymethyl chitosan crosslinked with carboxymethyl cellulose: A liquid embolic material may include a mixture of a first solution comprising between about 1.2% and about 2.5% weight per volume (w/v) carboxymethyl chitosan (CCN) in a first solvent and a second solution comprising between about 1.2% and about 2.5% w/v oxidized carboxymethyl cellulose (OCMC) in a second solvent.... Agent: Regents Of The University Of Minnesota

20140171910 - Treatment fluid delivery method, and turbulator for promoting uptake of a treatment agent: A turbulator for promoting mixing of fluids passing through a body lumen includes an elongate flow perturbing component and an elongate shape controlling component freely slidable within the flow perturbing component. The turbulator is adjustable from a low profile, lumen access configuration to a deployed configuration via sliding the shape... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20140171909 - Tunneling system: A tunneling system for use with a catheter includes an elongate tunneling member defining a longitudinal axis along at least a portion of a longitudinal length thereof. The elongate member has a first end and a second end. The tunneling system further includes a connector configured for releasably engaging the... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140171911 - 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: Covidien Lp

20140171912 - Drug-eluting angioplasty balloon systems: Systems, devices, and methods are provided for drug-eluting angioplasty balloons. An underlying balloon core member is protected by a core-screen from mechanical and flow shear forces during delivery. Inflation of the balloon opens the screen and pores in the screen permitting drug transfer and absorption. Upon deflation, the screen can... Agent: California Institute Of Technology

20140171913 - Catheter with adjustable guidewire exit position: Novel catheter systems including those having guidewire lumens that can convert from an Over-the-Wire mode to a Rapid Exchange mode are useful and effective when crafted such that this conversion happens without adjusting the position of the guidewire in a body lumen.... Agent: Teleflex Medical, Inc.

20140171914 - Medical devices with a locking member: Medical devices and methods for making and using medical devices are disclosed. An example medical may include a guide catheter. The guide catheter may include an elongate catheter shaft having a proximal end, a distal end, and a central lumen extending therebetween. An inflatable locking member may be disposed within... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20140171915 - Retrofitted neural injection system and related methods: Various embodiments may include methods of manufacture of a retrofitted neural injection system. Various embodiments may include acquiring an injection needle comprising a hollow cannula with an open distal end. Then, forming an at least one side port in the hollow cannula proximate to the distal end. Then, sealing the... Agent: Custom Medical Applications

20140171916 - Breastpump with letdown feature: Breastpumps and methods for use in extracting breastmilk, which can be used to generate, among other things, both a letdown or stimulation phase and a milk expression phase, are disclosed.... Agent: Medela Holding Ag

20140171917 - Breastpump with letdown feature: Breastpumps and methods for use in extracting breastmilk, which can be used to generate, among other things, both a letdown or stimulation phase and a milk expression phase, are disclosed.... Agent: Medela Holding Ag

20140171918 - Use of a novel subcutaneous needle-free technique to deliver testosterone in hypogonadal men: Embodiments herein are directed to methods for increasing testosterone levels in a subject in need thereof, comprising administering to the subject a therapeutically effective amount of testosterone by needle-free injection to an injection site. Some embodiments are further directed to a method of increasing testosterone levels in a subject in... Agent: Bioject, Inc.

20140171919 - System for guide catheter control with introducer connector: An introducer assembly for introducing a catheter into a patient, includes a sheath having a distal end and a proximal end with a hollow lumen extending between the distal end and proximal end. The assembly also includes a coupler having a distal end operatively coupled to the proximal end of... Agent: Corindus, Inc.

20140171920 - Wound dressing apparatuses and methods thereof: A wound dressing apparatus includes a patient interface configured to attach to an area of skin on a patient and extend around a wound on the patient. An access port extends from the patient interface and includes an aperture in the patient interface configured to provide access to the wound.... Agent:

20140171922 - Catheter valve and methods of using same: A valve is provided with a valve body, a tubular member and a slidable member. The valve body includes a top portion with an inclined sliding surface having a longitudinal slot forming a track and a bottom portion corresponding with the top portion. The tubular member includes walls defining a... Agent: Progeny Concepts, LLC

20140171921 - Urethral catheter assembly with a guide wire: A urethral catheter assembly utilizing a removable guide wire for navigating the catheter through a patient's urethral lumen during the insertion procedure. The guide wire being very flexible and having a low coefficient of friction, thus reducing the likelihood of injuring or puncturing the urethra during insertion. The guide wire... Agent: University Of South Florida

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