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Surgery

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04/10/2014 > 48 patent applications in 35 patent subcategories.

20140100507 - Priming anticoagulant line for blood extraction: Methods and devices are described for reducing anticoagulant dilution of collected blood components during blood collection.... Agent: Grifols, S.a.

20140100506 - Three-line apheresis system and method: A blood processing system for collecting and exchanging blood components includes a venous-access device for drawing whole blood from a subject and returning blood components to the subject. The system may include three lines connecting the venous access device to a blood component separation device and an anticoagulant source. A... Agent: Haemonetics Corporation

20140100510 - Anastomotic connector: An anastomotic connector comprises a generally tubular access port having a first end and a second end, a generally tubular main body portion having a first end and a second end, wherein the second end of the main body portion is positioned adjacent to the second end of the access... Agent: Phraxis, Inc.

20140100509 - Dialysis catheter: A dialysis catheter including a first portion having an outer wall having a first diameter, an elongated distal portion having a second diameter smaller than the first diameter, and a transition region between the first portion and distal portion. A first longitudinally extending venous lumen is configured to deliver blood.... Agent: Rex Medical, L.p.

20140100508 - Hybrid arteriovenous shunt: An apparatus for positioning a graft and catheter operable for subcutaneous access to the vascular system of a patient. A surgically created, hybrid arteriovenous shunt is provided which comprises a flexible graft and a venous outflow catheter connected to the graft via surgical anastomosis over a cuff. The graft is... Agent:

20140100512 - Methods and apparatus for anchoring within the gastrointestinal tract: The present invention relates to an anchor configured for minimally-invasive implantation and sized to remain securely positioned within at least a portion of the gastrointestinal tract of an animal. The anchor includes a radial spring formed from an elongated resilient member shaped into an annular wave pattern about a central... Agent: Gi Dynamics, Inc.

20140100511 - Novel pressure equalization tube: A pressure equalization tube assembly for insertion through a membrane of an ear is provided. The pressure equalization tube assembly includes a tube having an interior wall surface extending between a first end and a second end. The interior wall surface defines a lumen extending between the first and second... Agent: Gyrus Acmi, Inc., D.b.a. Olympus Surgical Technologies America

20140100513 - Method and apparatus for reducing obesity: Method and apparatus for treatment of morbid obesity by placement of a series of flow reduction elements in the small intestine to induce satiety are disclosed. The flow reduction elements restrict the movement of partially digested food and reduce the flow rate through the small intestine which causes the emptying... Agent:

20140100514 - Drug retaining surface features in an implantable medical device: An implantable component of a medical device, comprising a polymeric surface. The component includes one or more macro-surface features at the polymeric surface having a configuration that, following application of a liquid drug to the surface retains a quantity of the liquid drug adjacent the surface.... Agent:

20140100515 - Ophthalmic surgical instrument with pre-set tip-to-shell orientation: An ophthalmic surgical instrument comprises a multi-diameter shaft, a horn fixedly threaded into the shaft, a surgical tip for ophthalmic surgery including a tip end and threadably engaging the horn opposite the shaft, and a plug on the shaft. Weld material holds the plug on the shaft in a selected... Agent: Autocam Medical Devices, LLC

20140100516 - Apparatus for disinfecting a surface: The invention relates to improvements in surface disinfection apparatus and in particular to apparatus which may be used to disinfect wounds using high concentration aqueous ozone. The Apparatus comprises application means for applying the fluid to the surface to be treated, fluid delivery means for delivering the fluid to said... Agent: Bioquell Uk Limited

20140100517 - Gas conditioning devices: A medical gas condition system for supplying a liquid hydration fluid to a hydrator before or during an ongoing medical procedure by coupling the flow of liquid hydration fluid into the hydrator to either the absence of flow of medical insufflation gas into the hydrator or to a condition where... Agent:

20140100519 - System and method for communication with an infusion device: It may desirable to monitor or control a pump remotely. For example, the pump may be positioned near the patient, with remote control or monitoring of the pump occurring in a control room. In one exemplary embodiment, the pump is used in an MRI environment. In another exemplary embodiment, the... Agent: Iradimed Corporation

20140100518 - Systems and methods for external pressure sensing: In various embodiments, a device for delivering pressurized irrigation may include a squeeze plate and a pressure sensor module. The squeeze plate may move relative to the pressure sensor module to apply pressure to a flexible container (e.g., a bag of irrigation fluid) between the squeeze plate and the pressure... Agent: Alcon Research, Ltd.

20140100520 - Manual breast pump: A breast pump having an accommodating vessel for collecting breast milk, a breast pump main body, and an operating section attached to the breast pump main body and for deforming a negative pressure generating member installed on the breast pump main body, wherein the operating section has a lever form... Agent: Pigeon Corporation

20140100521 - Balloon catheter and method for producing same: The present invention relates to a balloon catheter that includes a balloon, and a balloon inside tube which passes through an inner lumen of the balloon and includes an inner layer, an outer layer, and a support body. In the balloon catheter, the balloon, the inner layer, and the outer... Agent: Kaneka Corporation

20140100522 - Infusion site leak detection device: An infusion set or patch pump is provided for delivering a pharmaceutical agent, such as insulin, to a patient. The infusion set or patch pump has a recessed portion in the bottom face containing a hydrogel and a reactant capable of producing a color change upon contact with the pharmaceutical... Agent: Becton, Dickinson And Compnay

20140100523 - Pump set having secure loading features: An enteral feeding set for an enteral feeding pump having a control system for controlling operation of the pump to supply nutrient liquid to a patient through the enteral feeding set loaded in the pump, a source of electromagnetic radiation operatively connected to the control system of the pump for... Agent: Covidien Ag

20140100524 - Catheter discrimination and guidance system: An infrared detector and image projector system is set forth comprising an IR imager/projector for capturing an image of a vein and a needle and projecting the image on a surface; and a discrimination and guidance system for discriminating the needle from the image, calculating parameters of the needle and... Agent: Christie Digital Systems Usa, Inc.

20140100525 - Sampling module device and method: A medicament injection device includes a device body portion that includes a penetrating member channel. A penetrating member is provided with a sharpened distal tip and shaft portion that is slidably disposed within the penetrating channel to provide for a penetrating to travel in a linear axial movement. A pierceable... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20140100526 - Infusion pump: An infusion pump includes a pump body for holding a roller clamp 7, and a roller movement mechanism 3 for moving a roller 72 of the roller clamp 7 and operating in coordination with manipulation of a door lock mechanism. When the door lock mechanism is in an unlocked state,... Agent:

20140100527 - Infusion device with a grooved piston channel wall: An apparatus for delivering a fluid includes a housing, an inlet in the housing for receiving the fluid, and an outlet in the housing for discharging the fluid. A piston channel is provided within the housing through which the fluid flows from the inlet to the outlet. An actuator is... Agent: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.

20140100529 - Indwelling needle device: A hub (40) can be displaced between an initial position at which the hub is located on a front end side of an inner cavity of a shield (20) and an inner needle (50) penetrates an outer needle (30) and a retracted position at which the hub is located on... Agent: Jms Co., Ltd.

20140100528 - Safety catheter: A needle assembly including a needle tip guard and needle is provided. The needle tip guard includes a proximal base defining an opening that is dimensioned for passage of the needle therethrough, first and second clamp members extending from the proximal base and defining an internal cavity, and a finger... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140100530 - Attachable uterine device with integrated and time release medicinal administering component and insertion tool for implanting such a device: A medicinal delivery device adapted to being applied to a surface of an internal organ and exhibiting a three dimensional shaped body having an upper surface and at least one underside layer within which is entrained a medicinal application layer. Upon adhering the underside of the body to an exterior... Agent:

20140100531 - Medical aspiration apparatus: A medical aspiration apparatus for removing the contents of a subject's stomach includes a nasogastric (NG) tube having a tip structure that is less likely to be obstructed by stomach mucosa and solid particles of the stomach's contents. The apparatus also includes a flow control manifold that is capable of... Agent:

20140100532 - Syringe devices, components of syringe devices, and methods of forming components and syringe devices: A syringe device includes a syringe barrel and piston having a fluid passageway extending from a vial port. Another syringe device includes a syringe barrel, a piston sleeve and an insert. A channel extends along a side of the insert. A valve controls fluid communication between the channel and the... Agent: Hyprotek, Inc.

20140100533 - Protective intravenous line end cap: An annular cap for covering a lumen including first and second elongate members each having inside and outside surfaces, proximal and distal end portions and two opposite longitudinal edges. The cap having an interlocking snap member positioned between and connected to the first and second elongate members along the opposite... Agent:

20140100534 - Septum feature for identification of an access port: A power-injectable access port, and a method of identifying a subcutaneously implanted power-injectable access port. The power-injectable access port includes a body capturing a septum that covers a cavity defined by the body, and a pattern of protrusions extending from an outer surface of the septum away from the cavity,... Agent: C. R. Bard, Inc.

20140100535 - Applicator for a pharmaceutical product and method of using same: A hand-held applicator is defined for applying a viscous product, such as a pharmaceutical product to the skin. The applicator includes a substrate with a flat face defining multiple dosing areas of the product. The product can be dispensed from a tube in a first area for a first recommended... Agent: Novartis Ag

20140100536 - Catheter vacuum dressing apparatus and methods of use: A vacuum dressing to cover a medical device insertion site, generally comprising a transparent film dressing member, adapted to form a sealed region between the film dressing member and a region of skin surrounding the insertion site; a sponge/foam member adapted to be positioned over the insertion site; and vacuum... Agent:

20140100537 - Transdermal pharmaceutical preparation and administration of tirofiban: The present invention provides a titratable transdermal drug delivery system comprising an effective dose of an antithrombotic agent, such as tirofiban, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof. The dosage of the drug delivered is proportional to the size of the patch applied and achieves 60-85% platelet inhibition. The system enables... Agent: Medicure International Inc.

20140100540 - Adaptive algorithm for thoracic drainage therapy: Devices and to methods for thoracic drainage for a patient having an air fistula. A vacuum is produced in the pleural cavity of the patient by means of a suction device. In order to adjust the vacuum on the basis of objective criteria, a suitable size measure for the air... Agent: Medal Holding Ag

20140100539 - System, method, and apparatus for regulating pressure: Subject matter relating to pressure regulation is described. In one illustrative embodiment, an apparatus for regulating pressure may include a supply chamber, a control chamber, and a charging chamber. The supply chamber may have a supply port adapted for coupling to a supply lumen, and the control chamber may have... Agent:

20140100538 - Wound treatment apparatus with exudate volume reduction by heat: Apparatus (130) for use in wound therapy of mammals is described, the apparatus (130) comprising: a dressing covering the wound, the dressing being substantially sealed to prevent ingress of ambient atmospheric air to the wound; aspiration means (132) operably connected to a space between the dressing and the wound by... Agent: Smith & Nephew PLC

20140100541 - Surgical towel and method for producing the same: Disclosed are a surgical towel and a method for producing the same. The production method includes the following steps: blowing: removing impurities from a pure-cotton raw material; carding: loosening and combing the blown pure-cotton raw material; lapping: spreading cotton-webs, which are formed after the carding, back and forth in the... Agent: Winner Industries (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

20140100542 - Wound care article with an envelope that is deformable in a specific manner: The subject matter of the invention is a wound care device having at least one absorbent body which is surrounded by an outer sheath. The sheath comprises means which are configured and/or selected in such a manner that the sheath is at least partially deformable in a target-oriented manner by... Agent:

20140100543 - Absorbent article having a color-pigmented and printed backsheet: The present invention relates to disposable absorbent articles such as diapers and adult incontinence products, which collect and retain urine and fecal material deposited thereon by the wearer. The disposable absorbent articles of the present invention comprise a color-pigmented backsheet, which further comprises visually discernible ornamental designs printed thereon.... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company

20140100544 - Infusion set with safety device: An infusion set includes a base with a rigid piercing cannula or a soft catheter and rigid introducer needle. The infusion set also includes a line set with a fluid connector. The base and line set are configured such that the fluid connector can be used as a protector for... Agent: Becton, Dickinson And Company

20140100545 - Insulin pump having missed meal bolus alarm: A pump for delivering insulin to a user. The pump comprises a pump mechanism and a meal-bolus program module. The meal-bolus program module is programmed to control the pump mechanism to deliver a meal bolus. An alarm program module is in data communication with the alarm, the timer, and the... Agent:

20140100546 - Syringe having a collapsible plunger rod: A syringe assembly includes a syringe barrel having an exterior surface, an inside surface defining a chamber, an open proximal end, a distal end, and an outlet disposed adjacent the distal end in fluid communication with the chamber; and a plunger assembly disposed at least partially within the syringe barrel.... Agent:

20140100547 - Catheter/fistula needle to bloodline connection assurance device: In general, multiple embodiments of a catheter/fistula needle to bloodline connection assurance device, which secures and strengthens a connection between an extension tube end of a catheter or fistula needle and a bloodline, are provided. In one embodiment, the assurance device includes a clamshell having two halves that open rotatably... Agent: Baxter International Inc.

20140100548 - Catheter/fistula needle to bloodline connection assurance device: In general, multiple embodiments of a catheter/fistula needle to bloodline connection assurance device, which secures and strengthens a connection between an extension tube end of a catheter or fistula needle and a bloodline, are provided. A first embodiment of the assurance device is configured for use with a bloodline connector... Agent: Baxter International Inc.

20140100549 - Follow-up of the vascular access of a dialyzed patient: The invention relates to a calculation and control system for the determination of the state of a vascular access of a patient intended to follow successive sessions of extracorporeal blood treatment by extraction and return of the blood via the vascular access, the system comprising: means for determining the value... Agent: Gambro Lundia Ab

20140100550 - Catheter discrimination and guidance system: An infrared detector and image projector system is set forth comprising an IR imager/projector for capturing an image of a vein and a needle and projecting the image on a surface; and a discrimination and guidance system for discriminating the needle from the image, calculating parameters of the needle and... Agent:

20140100551 - Flushing device and a catheter kit comprising a flushing device: A flushing device (8) usable in the catheterization of a bladder includes a flexible container (9) defining a compartment (12) adapted to be filled with a liquid, and a connector (10) attached to the container (9). The connector (10) is adapted to be connected to a catheter, and the connector... Agent: Catheasy Vasteras Ab

20140100552 - Vascular access systems having a guidewire anti-migration feature: Disclosed herein is a removable cap for connection to an input port of a catheter, comprising a proximal end having a lumen configured to house a guidewire therethrough; a distal end configured to reversibly mate with a luer lock of the input port of a catheter, the distal end having... Agent: The Queen's Medical Center

20140100553 - System and method for urinary catheterization: The embodiments herein provide an atraumatic urinary catheter. The atraumatic urinary catheter has a first tubule, a second tubule and a third tubule. The first tubule is provided with a first channel and a second channel. The first channel is wide and extended from a proximal end to a distal... Agent:

  
04/03/2014 > 49 patent applications in 29 patent subcategories.

20140094732 - Method and device for removal of radiocontrast media from blood: An extracorporeal blood circuit including: a withdrawal conduit connectable to a coronary withdrawal catheter; a withdrawal pump connectable to the withdrawal conduit, wherein a pumping rate of the withdrawal pump determines a blood withdrawal rate from the coronary withdrawal catheter; a filter having an input connected to the withdrawal conduit... Agent: Chf Solutions, Inc.

20140094734 - Satiation devices and methods: A satiation device is described which includes a sheath or liner extending from the proximal or middle stomach to the distal antrum. Food ingested by the patient passes through the sheath or liner, thereby minimizing contact between the ingested food and the stomach. It is believed that over time, reduced... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20140094733 - Tympanic membrane pressure equalization tube: The invention is a tympanic membrane pressure equalization tube. The tube has a distal end and a proximal end and a tube lumen. A medial flange is located at the distal end of the tube and has 2 or more retention elements and a space between each retention element. A... Agent:

20140094736 - Valve position sensor: An IOP control device for implantation in an eye of a patient is disclosed, including a housing with an entrance port and an exit port, a membrane anchored within the housing in a manner forming a flow control chamber on a first side of the membrane and a fluid flow... Agent: Alcon Research, Ltd.

20140094735 - Valve system and method with multi-directional pumping: An implantable valve system and method of using same, including a housing with a resilient membrane defining a reservoir in fluid communication with at least two ports, and at least a first set of opposing sealing features disposed on upper and lower surfaces within the housing. The membrane is capable... Agent: Codman & Shurtleff, Inc.

20140094737 - Gas mist pressure bathing method and gas mist pressure bathing system: Provided are a gas mist pressure bathing method and a gas mist pressure bathing system that improve the efficiency of absorbing a gas mist from the skin and mucous membranes of a living body. The gas mist pressure bathing method is provided with a first step, a second step and... Agent: Acp Japan Co., Ltd.

20140094738 - Pumping systems for cassette-based dialysis: A dialysis machine includes: a hardware unit including at least one pump actuator, at least one valve actuator and a cassette interface, the cassette interface including: (i) a plate that abuts the cassette; (ii) at least one pump aperture defined by the plate; (iii) at least one pump head moveable... Agent: Baxter International Inc.

20140094739 - Pumping systems for cassette-based dialysis: A dialysis machine includes: a hardware unit including at least one pump actuator, at least one valve actuator and a cassette interface, the cassette interface including: (i) a plate that abuts the cassette; (ii) at least one pump aperture defined by the plate; (iii) at least one pump head moveable... Agent: Baxter International Inc.

20140094740 - Dialysis connector and cap compatible with gas sterilization: A dialysis disposable sterilization apparatus includes a connector and a protective cap fitted to the connector. The apparatus also includes a sealing ring provided by one of the protective cap or the connector, the sealing ring forming a seal between the cap and the connector, the seal capable of holding... Agent: Baxter International Inc.

20140094741 - Symmetrical tip acute catheter: A medical catheter assembly includes a catheter tip coupled to a distal end of an elongate catheter member and is symmetric about a plane defined by a septum of the elongate catheter member. The catheter tip defines first and second lumens, and the catheter tip defines first and second openings... Agent:

20140094742 - Dermatological drug injecting device: The present invention relates to a dermatological drug injecting device, and more particularly, to a dermatological drug injecting device that can use a needle to treat wrinkles, dry skin, scars, freckles, hair loss, etc. on human skin, or to use ink to inscribe images or characters. To achieve said technical... Agent:

20140094745 - Apparatus for optimizing a patient's insulin dosage regimen: An apparatus for optimizing a patient's insulin dosage regimen over time, comprising: at least a first computer-readable memory for storing data inputs corresponding at least to one or more components in a patient's present insulin dosage regimen and the patient's blood-glucose-level measurements determined at a plurality of times; a processor... Agent: Hygieia, Inc.

20140094746 - Fluid delivery system with electrochemical sensing of analyte concentration levels: A system and a method for delivering fluid to and sensing analyte levels in the body of the patient are disclosed. The system includes a dispensing apparatus configured to infuse fluid into the body of the patient and a sensing apparatus configured to be in communication with the dispensing apparatus... Agent: Roche Diagnostics Operations Inc.

20140094744 - Processing program data for medical pumps: An apparatus for maintaining a library of program data for medical pumps, the apparatus comprising: memory loaded with a database, the database including a plurality of program data records and a plurality of data key records, each program data record containing a set of program data items, at least some... Agent:

20140094743 - System for optimizing a patient's drug dosage regimen over time: A system for optimizing a patient's basal insulin dosage regimen over time, adapted to (a) determine from blood glucose values whether and by how much to vary a patient's present recommended amount of the insulin-containing drug in order to maintain the patient's future blood glucose level measurements within a predefined... Agent: Novo Nordisk A/s

20140094748 - Apparatus extracting mother's milk: There is provided an apparatus extracting mother's milk. More detailedly, the apparatus extracting mothers' milk is provided in order that not only may reverse of mother's milk extracted during extracting mother's milk through an extract apparatus toward an Extract Hose at a pressrue generator be completely discluded by a Pumping... Agent:

20140094747 - Breast pump: The invention provides a breast pump capable of effectively preventing the occurrence of leaking of breast milk from a milk expressing section having an enlarged diameter during expression of milk, and also effectively preventing the loss of negative pressure due to leaking. A breast pump has an accommodating vessel for... Agent: Pigeon Corporation

20140094750 - Prophylactic bactericidal medical device: A medical implant system is described for inhibiting infection associated with a joint prosthesis implant. An inventive system includes an implant body made of a biocompatible material which has a metal component disposed on an external surface of the implant body. A current is allowed to flow to the metal... Agent: Argentumcidalelectrics, Inc

20140094749 - Quick release plunger: A syringe system and components thereof are disclosed. The system may include a syringe body having a hollow lumen, a proximal open end, and a distal end. The syringe body may be configured to house a fluid therein. The syringe system may further include a plunger positioned in the hollow... Agent: Medrad, Inc.

20140094751 - Retention component for placement of enteral feeding tubes: The present disclosure provides an innovative retention element for use with feeding tubes for placement in a gastric lumen, desirably under direct visualization using an endoscope. The retention balloon has a shape with a recessed or concave center that provides space to accommodate the distal end of inserted feeding tubes.... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc.

20140094752 - Guide device for intraocular injection: Described is a guide device for intraocular injection comprising a base plate having an inner surface and an outer surface, a handle formed on the outer surface, and a hole formed in the base plate and extending through the inner and outer surfaces. The inner surface is adapted to contact... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20140094753 - Infusion pump system, an infusion pump unit and an infusion pump: An infusion pump unit includes a housing sized to allow the pump unit to be carried as a portable unit. The housing contains a controllable pumping system for pumping fluid. The pump actuator is lighter, smaller, quieter and less power consuming.... Agent: Asante Solutions, Inc.

20140094755 - Monitoring the operating health of a force sensor in a fluid infusion device: A device for delivering fluid to a user includes a housing, a drive motor assembly in the housing, a force sensor, and an electronics module. The drive motor assembly regulates delivery of fluid by actuating a piston of a fluid reservoir, and the force sensor generates output levels in response... Agent: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.

20140094754 - Telescoping piston drive for medical infusion device: Described is a drive mechanism for a drug infusion pump. In one embodiment, an in-line drive mechanism is provided that includes a motor operatively coupled to a lead screw, which is configured to engage a piston. The piston includes a cavity to receive the motor and the lead screw such... Agent: Animas Corporation

20140094756 - Insertion device for an insertion set and method of using the same: An insertion device and insertion set. The insertion device for inserting at least a portion of at least one piercing member of an insertion set through the skin of a patient includes a device housing, a carrier body and a driver. The carrier body is slidably received within the device... Agent: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.

20140094757 - Medicated module with lock feature: A medicated module for an injection system to co-deliver at least two medicaments is disclosed where a primary delivery device containing a primary medicament accepts a medicated module containing a single dose of a secondary medicament and where both medicaments are delivered through a hollow needle. The medicated module is... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20140094758 - Needle assembly cover: Described is a needle assembly system comprising a needle assembly including a needle and a needle support, and a cover including a distal portion adapted to house at least a distal end of the needle and a proximal portion adapted to house the needle support. The proximal portion includes a... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20140094759 - Eye drop applicator and drop transfer method: A handheld applicator designed to transfer a liquid drop of ophthalmic medicament into a human eye. The basic structure comprises a finger grip section and a drop retainer section, preferably connected to the grip section with an extension. The device is made from an elastomeric material that will allow for... Agent:

20140094760 - Waste management system: A waste management system includes a waste transport device and a waste collection device. The waste transport device includes a collection member, a retention cuff disposed about an outer surface of the collection member, a first connector, and a proximal end opening biased in a sealed position. The waste collection... Agent: C. R. Bard, Inc.

20140094761 - Negative pressure wound therapy dressing: A wound dressing suitable for use in negative pressure wound therapy system includes a cover layer adapted to establish a reservoir over a wound in which a negative pressure may be maintained. The cover layer includes an opening therein through which atmospheric gasses and wound exudates may pass through the... Agent: Smith & Nephew, Inc.

20140094762 - Stabilized adhesives and use thereof: Disclosed herein are novel stabilizers for thermoplastic oil-modified alkyd resins. It has now been found that such stabilizers can greatly increase the stability of alkyd resins against melt viscosity variations after thermal aging. The alkyd resins can be used as the predominant component of a hot melt adhesive which can... Agent:

20140094765 - Injection device with plural dosage setting windows: An injection device (100) including a body (108, 332) for containing and dispensing a medicament, the body (108, 332) having a plurality of dosage indicator windows (120, 124; 336, 340, 344) for indicating a desired dosage of medicament, and a dose set sleeve (192, 326, 352) rotatably connected with the... Agent: Becton, Dickinson And Company

20140094764 - Processing program data for medical pumps: An apparatus for maintaining a library of program data for medical pumps, the apparatus comprising: memory loaded with a database, the database including a plurality of program data records and a plurality of data key records, each program data record containing a set of program data items, at least some... Agent:

20140094763 - Reduction of galectin-3 levels by plasmapheresis: The invention is directed to the removal of serum gal-3 from circulation by plasmapheresis using gal-3 binding agents in either a fixed bed, or in a form easily removed, such as by being complexed with magnetic particles. This method, on its own, brings a sharp reduction and relief from the... Agent: Econugenics, Inc.

20140094766 - Activity sensing techniques for an infusion pump system: Some embodiments of a wearable infusion pump system can include a pump device having a drive system to dispense a medicine to a user, an activity sensor that detects a possible change in an activity level of the user, and a controller to activate the drive system to dispense the... Agent: Asante Solutions, Inc.

20140094773 - Adjustable length catheter and method of use: An adjustable length catheter is disclosed. In some embodiments, the catheter is configured for use with a hub configured to couple to an end of the catheter. A cutting tool and/or a flaring tool may further be provided in connection with the catheter. In some embodiments, these tools are coupled... Agent:

20140094775 - Catheter/fistula needle to bloodline connection assurance device: In general, multiple embodiments of a catheter/fistula needle to bloodline connection assurance device, which secures and strengthens a connection between an extension tube end of a catheter or fistula needle and a bloodline, are provided. One embodiment includes internal and external clamshells. Internal clamshell halves pressure seal to the bloodline... Agent: Baxter International Inc.

20140094770 - Drug-delivery pump with intelligent control: Embodiments of the present invention utilize a closed-loop feedback control system to ensure accurate drug delivery. This control system may, for example, utilize a flow sensor to measure the volume of delivery and an intelligent control algorithm to anticipate and compensate for overdoses and underdoses. Feedback control systems in accordance... Agent:

20140094771 - Drug-delivery pump with intelligent control: Embodiments of the present invention utilize a closed-loop feedback control system to ensure accurate drug delivery. This control system may, for example, utilize a flow sensor to measure the volume of delivery and an intelligent control algorithm to anticipate and compensate for overdoses and underdoses. Feedback control systems in accordance... Agent:

20140094769 - Gas-pressured medication delivery service: The present invention relates to medical devices and particularly to a medication delivery device for self-injection of a medication, or for healthcare professionals to administer a medication. In one embodiment, a medication delivery device utilizes a source of gas pressure to deploy a needle, deliver a desired amount of medication... Agent:

20140094774 - Guidewire extension system for a catheter placement device: An insertion tool for inserting a catheter into a patient's body is disclosed. The insertion tool unifies needle insertion, guidewire advancement, and catheter insertion in a single device. In one embodiment, the insertion tool comprises a housing in which at least a portion of the catheter is initially disposed, a... Agent: C. R. Bard, Inc.

20140094767 - Implant insertion system: A needle shell is inserted through skin with a needle insert within the needle shell occluding an insertion end of the needle shell. The needle insert is withdrawn from the needle shell and an implant tube is inserted into the needle shell and below the skin. An implant insertion rod... Agent:

20140094776 - Injection device with automated substance combining feature: An injection device for automatically combining two substances, including a body and a cartridge displaceably disposed within the body having a first chamber for containing a first substance, a second chamber for containing a second substance, a first stopper displaceably disposed within the cartridge separating the first and second chambers,... Agent: Becton, Dickinson And Company

20140094772 - Methods for detecting failure states in a medicine delivery device: A fluid medicament delivery device includes a patient attachment unit, containing the fluid medicament, and an indicator unit adapted to be detachably coupled to the patient attachment unit. A method for monitoring the fluid medicament includes independently setting a flow rate of a fluid medicament with the patient attachment unit.... Agent: Cequr Sa

20140094768 - Movable magnet for magnetically guided catheter: A catheter is disclosed having a flexible tubing with a proximal end and a distal end. The catheter comprising at least one movable magnet provided within the distal end of the flexible tubing. A control mechanism is operable to selectively activate the at least one movable magnet from the proximal... Agent: St. Jude Medical, Atrial Fibrillation Division, Inc.

20140094777 - Dual purpose balloon catheters: Enhanced dual purpose systems enable dilating of at least a lesion within a blood vessel and providing an anti-proliferative medicament in a non-attached form directly into the lumen of the vessel. Likewise provided is the ability to stop blood flow to prevent wash-out of the medicament during dwell time within... Agent:

20140094778 - Shape memory medical device and methods of use: A method of treating a patient includes providing a guidewire having an elongate body defining a proximal end and a distal end, the elongate body including a shapeable portion disposed proximate the proximal end, the shapeable portion being malleable so as to be shaped into a shape and remain in... Agent: C. R. Bard, Inc.

20140094779 - Vibration imparting device: The present invention discloses a vibration imparting device having an attachment mechanism 5 that supports a guiding catheter 10a to be inserted into a body, and a vibrating portion 4 that is located outside the body and imparts vibration of non-ultrasonic frequency to the guiding catheter 10a via the attachment... Agent:

20140094780 - Wetting apparatus with releasable locked clamp: A wetting apparatus for medical devices that can be inserted in the human body has a film pouch comprising a first chamber for accommodating the medical device and a second chamber in which a wetting agent is disposed, wherein the first chamber and the second chamber are separated from one... Agent:

  
03/27/2014 > 87 patent applications in 57 patent subcategories.

20140088483 - Apparatus for extracorporeal blood treatment: An apparatus for extracorporeal blood treatment is described, including a treatment unit, an extracorporeal blood circuit, an infusion line of a replacement fluid, a dialysis line connected in inlet to the second chamber, and a fluid evacuation line; sensors for determining a first parameter relating to a patient's blood volume... Agent: Gambro Lundia Ab

20140088482 - Blood flow reversal valves and related systems and methods: This disclosure relates to blood flow reversal valves and related systems and methods. In certain aspects of the invention, a blood flow reversal valve includes a first member having a first passage and a second passage, and a second member having a first passage and a second passage. The first... Agent: Fresenius Medical Care Deutchland Gmbh

20140088484 - Acoustic access disconnection systems and methods: An access disconnection system includes a blood treatment machine including a housing, an access site detection housing separate from the blood treatment machine housing, a transmitter positioned in the access site housing and configured to transmit an ultrasound wave into a blood stream of a patient, a receiver positioned in... Agent: Baxter International, Inc.

20140088485 - Sanitary tampon and tampon and applicator assembly: A sanitary tampon 10 includes an absorber 11 and a strand member 12 extending out from a tail end of the absorber 11 in a direction of insertion inside the vagina. A hook unit 20 is configured from a member different from the strand member 12 and distended outside from... Agent: Uni-charm Corporation

20140088486 - Drug reconstitution and delivery device and methods: Devices and methods are provided for drug delivery. The device may include a housing having a first compartment containing a drug in a dry, solid form, a second compartment containing a liquid carrier for the drug, and an expansion member located within or adjacent to the first or second compartment.... Agent: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

20140088488 - Method for effective and uniform fat cell lysing and melting of the released fat: Lysing of fat cells in adipose tissue beneath the skin and liquefying the released fat is achieved by introducing a side-firing thermal energy device into the tissue to be irradiated, while thermal energy, such as laser energy, is emitted at a selected level for a selected period of time, depending... Agent:

20140088487 - Methods and devices for activating brown adipose tissue with light: Methods and devices are provided for activating brown adipose tissue (BAT) with light. Generally, the methods and devices can activate BAT to increase thermogenesis, e.g., increase heat production in the patient, which over time can lead to weight loss and/or improved metabolic function. In one embodiment, a medical device is... Agent: Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc.

20140088489 - Wound care apparatus: The invention is applicable to the field of medical care products, and provides a wound care apparatus. The wound care apparatus comprises a pump and a sealed dressing connected to the pump via a first pipeline, a laser being disposed at the upper end of the sealed dressing. The wound... Agent:

20140088490 - Methods of treatment with nitric oxide at pressures greater than one atmosphere: The present invention provides methods of treatment by delivering nitric oxide at a pressure greater than 1 atmosphere (atm) to a subject in need thereof. Thus, the present invention provides an improved method of treating the skin surface of a subject, and below the skin surface of a subject.... Agent: 12th Man Technologies, Inc.

20140088491 - Devices and methods for automated surgery: The disclosure includes systems and methods for performing surgery. In a first aspect, the system includes a trocar having in a nested configuration, an outer cannula, an inner cannula disposed within the outer cannula, the inner cannula defining the central longitudinal lumen at least in part to provide access through... Agent: Surgiquest, Inc.

20140088492 - Method and apparatus for separating a material: A separation system for separating a multiple component material into at least two fractions. The separation system includes a separation device having a first end, a second end opposite to the first end, and a sidewall that extends between the first end and the second end to define a separation... Agent: Biomet Biologics, LLC

20140088493 - Automated peritoneal dialysis cycler and methods of use: Automated peritoneal dialysis (APD) cycler systems and methods are disclosed. The APD cycler can include a heater tray with load cells configured to measure the weight of fluid contained within a heater bag and/or a drain bag. The load cells can be toggleable between enabled and disabled configurations. The APD... Agent: Vr Medical Technology, LLC

20140088494 - Fluid injection system having various systems for controlling an injection procedure: A fluid injection system that includes an injector head having a syringe for delivering a fluid to a patient; a mounting structure pivotally connected to the injector head and configured to support the injector head above a surface; and a control system operationally coupled to the injector head for controlling... Agent:

20140088495 - Manual breast pump: A breast milk pump that is easier to disassemble for cleaning and is easier to reassemble. It includes a housing, a cup-like displacement chamber a connection channel and a milk collection container releasably attached. A suction bell is connected to an inlet of the connection channel. It further includes a... Agent: Mapa Gmbh

20140088496 - Shaft and handle for a catheter with independently-deflectable segments: An elongate medical device with independently-deflectable segments and a handle for manually deflecting those segments can include a shaft having a distal segment and proximal segment, at least one proximal segment deflection wire adapted to deflect the proximal segment, at least one distal segment deflection wire adapted to deflect the... Agent: St. Jude Medical, Atrial Fibrillation Division, Inc.

20140088497 - Steerable catheter with brake assembly: A catheter includes a handle and an elongate member extending from the handle. The catheter may also include steering system coupled to the handle. The steering system may be configured to deflect at least a portion of the elongate member in at least one direction. The catheter may also include... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20140088499 - Inflation devices and methods of use thereof: Inflation devices and methods to inflate medical devices are disclosed. Certain embodiments enable the selective coupling of a plunger to a syringe body through manipulation of a handle. Other embodiments facilitate the generation of relatively high fluid pressures through inflation device designs that incorporate multiple plungers.... Agent: Merit Medical Systems, Inc.

20140088498 - Variable displacement inflation devices and methods of use: An inflation device that may comprise multiple plungers is disclosed. The inflation device may have multiple configurations wherein certain plungers are locked with respect to a body of the inflation device while others are configured to be displaceable within the body. Each plunger may be configured with a different effective... Agent: Merit Medical Systems, Inc.

20140088500 - Safety syringe: The present invention relates to a safety syringe. The safety syringe comprises a barrel having a plurality of elastic support units in the inner side, a plunger having a rubber ring and a first coupling portion at the front-end, and an injection head unit comprising a first needle seat, a... Agent: Sunwell Global Limited

20140088501 - Implantable infusion devices including apparatus for confirming side port access: Implantable infusion devices and systems with side port access detection capability and methods of detecting side port access.... Agent: The Alfred E. Mann Foundation For Scientific Research

20140088502 - Multi-needle injection apparatus and system for delivering pharmacological agents to biological tissue: An injector system for delivery of a pharmacological agent to biological tissue having a plurality of needles arranged in an array, a plurality of reservoirs configured to receive a pharmacological composition therein, the reservoirs being in fluid communication with a respective one of the plurality of needles, a pneumatic pressure... Agent:

20140088503 - Catheter system including an embolism protection device: The present invention relates to a device for the prevention of air embolisms during a catheterization procedure. The device includes a bulb element configured to secure to a sheath assembly. The bulb element includes a flexible wall, including a proximal section and a distal section, and an interior chamber in... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed Inc.

20140088504 - Handheld medicament delivery device with dose button: The invention resides in a hand-held medicament delivery device having a housing in which is mounted, a switch, an electro-mechanical drug delivery mechanism activatable by the switch and a dose button associated with the switch. When the dose button is pressed by a user, the switch is activated. Furthermore, the... Agent:

20140088505 - Autoinjector: An autoinjector having an external shell (1022), a reservoir, a piston, a needle, a piston rod (1005) that is displaceable between a loaded position and an injection position in which the piston rod has displaced the piston of the reservoir to inject the fluid product through the needle, an injection... Agent: Aptar France Sas

20140088507 - Articulating power supply for medical infusion device: Described is a drive mechanism for a drug infusion pump. In one embodiment, an in-line drive mechanism is provided that includes a motor operatively coupled to a lead screw, which is configured to engage a piston. The piston includes a cavity to receive the motor and the lead screw such... Agent: Animas Corporation

20140088506 - Electro-osmotic pumps with electrodes comprising a lanthanide oxide or an actinide oxide: The present disclosure relates, according to some embodiments, to methods, devices, and systems for fluid delivery to a subject using pumps, for example, non-gassing, direct current (DC), electro-osmotic pumps. In some embodiments, delivery of an aqueous fluid may be achieved by contacting the aqueous liquid with an electro-osmotic pump comprising... Agent: Board Of Regents Of The University Of Texas System

20140088508 - Drug-delivery devices with integrated needle-insertion mechanism: Drug-delivery devices for subcutaneous injections may be provided with pre-filled drug reservoirs and/or integrated needle-insertion mechanisms to increase ease of use of the devices. Certain device configurations include a needle disposed above or below the drug vial, parallel to the bottom wall of the device, with the needle-insertion mechanism placed... Agent:

20140088509 - Infusion device with automatic insertion and introducer needle retraction: An infusion device (10) includes one or more of automatic insertion and retraction of an introducer needle (40) and catheter (28), introducer needle safety and extension set. The device (10) can further comprise a top-push button (16) activation feature, a side-push button (402) activation feature or a rotary-button (412) activation... Agent: Becton, Dickinson And Company

20140088510 - Methods and apparatus for inserting multi-lumen split-tip catheters into a blood vessel: A catheter assembly includes a catheter, a first intra-catheter stiffener element, and a second intra-catheter stiffener element. The catheter includes a first lumen in fluid communication with a first distal opening and a second lumen in fluid communication with a second distal opening. The first intra-catheter stiffener element is configured... Agent: Bard Access Systems, Inc.

20140088511 - Medical line securement system: The present invention is a protective sleeve for containing medical lines, comprising: (a) a foldable sleeve comprising first and second side panels, and adapted to be opened and closed along its longitudinal axis so as to form a conduit for medical lines, at least one of the panels being transparent,... Agent: Nationwide Children's Hospital, Inc.

20140088513 - Modular gas-actuated retractable needle assembly: A modular gas-actuated retractable needle assembly, syringes for engagement with the modular gas-actuated retractable needle assembly, and kits comprising same are provided. In some embodiments, the syringe has a distal swedge to facilitate engagement of syringes of a plurality of different sizes with a single modular gas-actuated retractable needle assembly.... Agent: L.o.m. Laboratories Inc.

20140088512 - Single-use injector of low cost: An injection device (100, 200), including a safety shield (104, 204) and a housing (108, 208). The safety shield (104, 204) has a first end and a surface disposed at a second end thereof for contacting a patient's skin, and a shield tab (164, -240) extending therefrom. The housing (108,... Agent: Becton, Dickinson And Company

20140088514 - Ring center needle: The present invention inter-alia relates to an apparatus comprising a needle guide configured to at last partially receive a needle of a needle assembly in a longitudinal opening and to center the needle of the needle assembly in the longitudinal opening, wherein the needle guide is longitudinally compressible.... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20140088515 - Medicament delivery device with dose re-setting: The present invention relates to a medicament delivery device comprising a housing (10,12), capable of containing a medicament container (14), a plunger rod (18) and a drive member (34) arranged to said plunger rod and capable of acting on said plunger rod (18) for moving it in the proximal direction... Agent: Shl Group Ab

20140088516 - Visually size-gauging hollow needle assembly: A visually size-gauging hollow needle assembly having a needle, stylet, and hub. At least one of a needle sleeve, needle bedding, needle attachment compound, or external indicia is size-gauging, generally by color, to indicate different sized (gauging) needles. In some embodiments, a hub sidewall has at least one external surface... Agent:

20140088517 - Catheters, aspirators, and atherectomy tools using vortices: Catheters, aspirators, and atherectomy tools using vortices are provided.... Agent:

20140088518 - Ureteral access sheath: In one embodiment, an access sheath includes a sheath assembly including sheath tubing, the sheath tubing having a main lumen and a secondary lumen that extends along the length of the main lumen, the main lumen being large enough to receive an endoscope.... Agent: C. R. Bard, Inc.

20140088519 - Method and apparatus providing interface between subcutaneous port and patient tissue: An apparatus and method for positioning a barrier to cell ingrowth on the exterior surface of a port being implanted under the skin of a patient is provided. The barrier is formed by a film sheet configured to form a cover of the exterior surface of the port and remain... Agent:

20140088522 - Method of treating the scalp: The present invention relates to a method of treating the scalp, the method comprising the following steps: •applying a composition to the scalp, the composition including at least one active ingredient selected from: •anti-dandruff agents; •anti-seborrheic agents; •soothing or anti-irritant agents; •exfoliating agents; and •anti-hairloss agents; and •moisturizing agents; and... Agent: L'oreal

20140088520 - Micro toothed cap device with a cavity to penetrate through a hair weave to the scalp: A micro toothed cap device with a cavity can penetrate through a hair weave to exfoliate and stimulate the scalp. The device can be used to apply medicated products directly into the hard-to-reach areas under a hair weave to easily access the scalp. The device is small enough to penetrate... Agent:

20140088521 - Wound treatment device employing negative pressure: The present invention provides a device for wound treatment, comprising a chamber that includes an inner surface and defines a treatment space, the chamber being made of a flexible, impermeable material. The device further includes a plurality of structures configured to exert mechanical stress on a wound, the plurality of... Agent: Applied Tissue Technologies LLC

20140088523 - Garment for treatment of appendages: A garment used for the treatment of appendages. The garment may include a plurality of polymer inserts with at least one protrusion. An ointment may be applied to the polymer inserts. A user may place the garment on an appendage and the plurality of polymer inserts may apply the ointments... Agent:

20140088524 - Bandolier cartridge sterile eyedrop delivery system with eyelid retracting legs and eyedrop delivery confirmation: An eyedrop delivery system for the automated dispensing of eyedrop solution from bottles and ampoules. The system includes a battery and electronic control circuitry. A sprocket drive motor directs the advancement of a loop cartridge band containing eyedrop solution ampoules, moving each one at a time into position for dispensing.... Agent:

20140088525 - Holding tank devices, systems, and methods for surgical fluidics cassette: The present invention is directed to improved methods, devices, and systems for eye surgery. In some embodiments, the invention may provide new and/or improved devices, systems, and methods for detecting surgical fluids in a fluidics cassette, particularly cassettes which are used to couple an eye treatment probe to an eye... Agent:

20140088528 - Apparatus for topical negative pressure therapy: Apparatus and a method for the provision of topical negative pressure therapy to a wound site are described, the apparatus comprising: vacuum generating means for generating a negative pressure at said wound site said vacuum generating means being operably connected to a dressing at said wound site by aspiration conduit... Agent: Smith & Nephew PLC

20140088527 - System for wound therapy: In wound therapy, a combination of negative pressure therapy and subsequent therapy in a preferably moist or moist-wet medium without use of negative pressure reduces costs and improves therapeutic results. Thus, the present invention involves a method for treatment of a wound by therapy having a first segment, in which... Agent: Paul Hartmann Ag

20140088526 - Variable aspiration control device: An aspiration control device may include a conduit having a distal end and a proximal end. The conduit may define a conduit lumen and an aperture vent open to the conduit lumen. A coupling may be configured to couple the proximal end of the conduit with a vacuum source and... Agent: Nico Corporation

20140088529 - Minimally invasive endoscopic/laparoscopic highly absorbent surgical devices, methods and system: Devices, systems and methods related to fluid control during laparoscopic surgical methods are disclosed. A device includes a highly absorbent surgical sponge device comprising highly absorbent material capable of being inserted through a port or cannula, which has been inserted into a body cavity. The device may include a fluid... Agent:

20140088531 - Anti-leaching liquid-activated formulation: A liquid-activated formulation is provided, comprising a liquid-activated colorant, a hydrochromic ionic compound, an opacifier, and a binding matrix comprising a leaching inhibitor.... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company

20140088534 - Liquid-activated color change ink and methods of use: Liquid activated ink formulations comprising a liquid activated dye, a hydrochromic ionic compound, an opacifier, and a solvent.... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company

20140088533 - Liquid-activated formulation with permanent colorant: A liquid-activated formulation is provided, comprising a solvent-soluble or liquid-activated colorant, a permanent colorant, a hydrochromic ionic compound, an opacifier, and a binding matrix.... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company

20140088530 - Liquid-activated formulation with solvent-based binding matrix: A liquid-activated formulation is provided, comprising a liquid-activated colorant, a hydrochromic ionic compound, an opacifier, and a solvent-based binding matrix.... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company

20140088532 - Liquid-activated formulation with surfactant: A liquid-activated formulation is provided, comprising a liquid-activated colorant, a hydrochromic ionic compound, an opacifier, a binding matrix, and a surfactant.... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company

20140088535 - Article with soft nonwoven layer: An article having as a component a nonwoven material, which includes a layer of spunbond fibers. The fibers of the nonwoven material are made of a composition that includes a first polyolefin, a second polyolefin that is a propylene copolymer and is different from the first polyolefin and a softness... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company

20140088536 - Devices and methods for treating accidental bowel leakage: Described here are body liners and methods for treating accidental bowel leakage using one or more body liners. The body liners may be formed from one or more liner layers and in some instances may comprise one or more adhesive regions to connect the body liners to the skin of... Agent: Butterfly Health, Inc.

20140088538 - Disposable absorbent article with extensible and retractable core: A disposable absorbent garment can include a waistband assembly that is configured to be worn about a waist of a subject, and an absorbent panel assembly having first and second ends that are coupled to the waistband assembly. The absorbent panel assembly can include a liquid-pervious body-side layer, a liquid... Agent: Presto Absorbent Products, Inc.

20140088541 - Tampon with continuous groove forms: The present invention relates to an intravaginal tampon for feminine hygiene includes a generally cylindrical absorbent pledget and a withdrawal element operatively connected to the generally cylindrical pledget proximate to the withdrawal end thereof. The absorbent pledget includes a mass of fibers compressed into a self sustaining shape and a... Agent: Johnson & Johnson Gmbh

20140088540 - Tampon with extended groove forms: The present invention relates to an intravaginal tampon for feminine hygiene includes a generally cylindrical absorbent pledget and a withdrawal element operatively connected to the generally cylindrical pledget proximate to the withdrawal end thereof. The absorbent pledget includes a mass of fibers compressed into a self sustaining shape and a... Agent: Johnson & Johnson Gmbh

20140088539 - Tampon with penetrating groove segments: The present invention relates to an intravaginal tampon for feminine hygiene. In particular, it relates to methods for producing such a tampon having relatively deep, penetrating grooves in which adjacent penetrating jaws pass through the same tampon press space during manufacture and to an apparatus useful in making such a... Agent: Johnson & Johnson Gmbh

20140088542 - Method of incorporating leg elastics in a pant-like disposable absorbent garment, and garment made thereby: A pant-like garment having an elastomeric film laminate front panel and back panel. A front leg elastic member disposed adjacent the front panel leg edge. A back leg elastic member disposed adjacent the back panel leg edge. The absorbent garment having a leg elastic covering panel which extends between and... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc.

20140088537 - Method of producing an absorbent garment, and an absorbent garment produced according to the method: An absorbent garment has a chassis structure including a front panel having a front end edge, a back panel having a back end edge, a crotch panel arranged between the front and back panels. Elasticated front and back waist panels are arranged along the front and back end edges, and... Agent: Sca Hygiene Products Ab

20140088543 - Fastening tag for disposable absorbent article: A fastening tab that may be used with a disposable absorbent article such as a diaper, is disclosed. The fastening tab comprises a primary tape and a release tape. The primary tape may include a first and second mechanical fastener bearing region, an exposed adhesive region, and an intermediate region.... Agent: Avery Dennison Corporation

20140088544 - Universal needlefree bag access device: An attachment arrangement has a housing and a needle located within the housing. The arrangement allows administration ports of different sizes to be inserted into and secured within the housing. In certain embodiments, compliant retainers secure the administration port within the housing. In certain other embodiments, the administration port is... Agent: Carefusion 303, Inc.

20140088545 - Method for using deformable medical implant: The present invention comprises an implantable subcutaneous port for anchoring a transcutaneous treatment component. The implantable subcutaneous port comprises a body portion and one or more frangible lines formed within the body portion. The body portion is adapted for receiving the transcutaneous treatment component beneath the point of entry into... Agent: Marvao Medical Devices Ltd

20140088547 - Methods of using an adjustable variable stiffness medical device: A transluminal device may include an elongate section extending between a proximal end and a distal end of the device. The elongate section may be configured to be inserted into a body cavity. The device may include a balloon within the elongate section between the proximal end and the distal... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20140088546 - Surgical instrument aspiration valve: A surgical instrument includes a movable member having a proximal portion, the movable member defining an opening at the proximal portion. The instrument includes a stationary member defining an aperture. The stationary member is arranged relative to the movable member with a close fit between the stationary member and the... Agent: Smith & Nephew, Inc.

20140088548 - Method and external preparation for lymphatic slimming: The present invention provides a set of body slimming compositions, for application to a body before irradiating the body with a far-infrared ray in an atmosphere of 50° C. or thereabout. The slimming composition set includes a first external composition containing a cosmetic base, a Bacillus-fig-soybean fermented liquor, a Bacillus-Monascus-angelica-soybean... Agent:

20140088549 - Angled inserter for drug infusion: An infusion set adapted to be secured to a skin surface includes a fixed base member and a movable slide member. The fixed base member is connectable to the skin surface. The movable slide member has a needle or cannula connected thereto and is movable relative to the fixed base... Agent: Becton, Dickinson And Company

20140088551 - Cartilage repair, preservation and growth by stimulation of bone-chondral interfase and delivery system and methods therefor: Therapeutics and methods of treatment to repair, preserve and grow cartilage are presented. In addition, systems and methods for delivering a therapeutic to a hard to reach anatomical area, such as, for example, the BCI, are presented. A cannulated delivery device provided with a cutting tip, cutting flutes and threads... Agent:

20140088554 - Drug-delivery pump with intelligent control: Embodiments of the present invention utilize a closed-loop feedback control system to ensure accurate drug delivery. This control system may, for example, utilize a flow sensor to measure the volume of delivery and an intelligent control algorithm to anticipate and compensate for overdoses and underdoses. Feedback control systems in accordance... Agent:

20140088557 - Infusion pump system: An infusion pump system is described that increases patient comfort and convenience. The infusion pump system includes an infusion site interface that is releasably connected to an infusion pump body, and has no tubing associated between the infusion site interface and the pump body. The infusion pump body may include... Agent: Asante Solutions, Inc.

20140088552 - Intravitreal injection device: The present disclosure provides a new and improved intravitreal injection device, which is capable of locating the injection site with precision and reproducibility, ensuring the smooth delivery of medications or other treatments, and reducing potential need contaminations. In various embodiments, the device comprises a head unit and a hollow stem... Agent: The Curators Of The University Of Missouri

20140088550 - Perpendicular infusion set and disposable inserter: An infusion set is disclosed that includes an inserter including an inserter housing having at least one flexible arm for holding an infusion set in a single axial position prior to insertion of at least a portion of a cannula of the infusion set, the inserter housing having a surface... Agent: Becton, Dickinson And Company

20140088556 - Reservoir fluid volume estimator and medical device incorporating same: Apparatus are provided for infusion devices and related control systems and methods. In one embodiment, an infusion device includes a voided portion adapted to receive a shaft portion that includes a shaft coupled to a plunger of a reservoir. The shaft portion includes a detectable feature having an optically detectable... Agent: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.

20140088553 - Retractable plunger design for injection control device for proportional injection extraction during the syringe's insertion extraction: An injection control device (ICD) for a syringe, injects/extracts material into/from at a rate controllably proportional to the rate of movement of the syringe. A transmission reference member is extendable outward from the ICD body, being connected to a transmission system/clutch which has an engage/disengage trigger for independent movement of... Agent:

20140088555 - Systems and methods for electrolysis pump control: Drug-delivery devices may utilize electrolysis pumps to push a plunger so as to deliver drug from a reservoir. The volume and/or rate of drug delivery may be monitored based on pressure measurements in the pump chamber. Pressure signatures characteristic of end-of-dose and occlusion events may be used to detect when... Agent:

20140088558 - Use of switches to facilitate a safe and convenient attachment and removal procedure: The present invention inter alia relates to an apparatus, comprising a detecting arrangement comprising a first and a second detecting unit, wherein the detecting arrangement is configured to at least detect a partial attaching of an attachable unit to the apparatus and a complete attaching of the attachable unit to... Agent:

20140088559 - Multi-dose medical fluid injection system having patient-specific tubing set with use indicator: A single-use, single-patient, or patient-specific tubing set (300) is disclosed. The tubing set (300) includes at least one check valve (304), along with a use indicator (320). This use indicator (320) provides a visual indication when the tubing set (300) has been used for an injection. In this regard, a... Agent: Mallinckrodt LLC

20140088560 - Intra-luminal access apparatus and methods of using the same: Apparatus and methods providing intra-luminal access and, in particular, to needle, catheter, and guidewire structures and methods of using the same to access a vascular or other body tissue lumen.... Agent: Cornell University

20140088561 - Renal neuromodulation for treatment of patients with chronic heart failure: A method and apparatus for treatment of heart failure, hypertension and renal failure by stimulating the renal nerve. The goal of therapy is to reduce sympathetic activity of the renal nerve. Therapy is accomplished by at least partially blocking the nerve with drug infusion or electrostimulation. Apparatus can be permanently... Agent: Medtronic Ardian Luxembourg S.a.r.l.

20140088562 - System and method of pre-aortic ganglion ablation: A method of modulating a physiological parameter of a patient is provided. The method includes disabling one or more pre-aortic ganglion cells within a pre-aortic ganglion and improving the physiological parameter. The method further includes destroying a pre-aortic ganglion cell to prevent regeneration.... Agent:

20140088563 - Method of deriving stem cells, stem cells, and use of stem cells for wound healing: A method of deriving isolated stem cells including: implanting a matrix in a wound site of a living organism; allowing cells to infiltrate the matrix; removing the matrix containing the infiltrated cells from the wound site; and removing the infiltrated cells from the matrix to provide isolated stem cells. Stem... Agent: Embro Corporation

20140088565 - Implant delivery system with interlocked rx port orientation: A medical implant delivery system maintains an orientation between a guidewire lumen of an inner member of the system and a rapid-exchange port in an outer member. The medical device is disposed intermediate the inner and outer members and in friction or pressure-fit contact with the outer member. Once the... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140088564 - Tunneler device including a separation prevention device: A tunneler device is provided which includes a handle, a shaft extending distally from the handle, a connecting device including a body supported on a distal end of the shaft configured to be received within a lumen of a catheter, and a resilient separation prevention device supported on the connecting... Agent:

20140088566 - Guiding catheter: Guiding catheter comprising a first end and a second end, and at least three main portions being: a first linear portion connected to the first end, a second curved portion connected to the first linear portion, a third linear portion, connected to the second curved portion, opposite to the first... Agent:

20140088567 - Compositions and methods for removing ascitic fluid from the abdomen: The present invention features devices that can be used to extract ascites and other fluids from the body with a minimally invasive procedure and, if desired, can also be used to flush the cavity (e.g., the abdominal cavity) from which the fluids were removed. The devices also permit characterization of... Agent: The Research Foundation Of State University Of New York

20140088568 - Drainage cannula with anchor tab: A drainage cannula having one of three different types of anchor tabs is disclosed. The anchor tab prevents movement of the cannula after positioning a distal portion of the cannula inside of the patient's body and securing the anchor tab to the patient's body (e.g., skin). Additionally, pinching mechanism is... Agent:

  
03/20/2014 > 54 patent applications in 44 patent subcategories.

20140081193 - Method and system for adjusting rotation speed of an extracorporeal therapeutic device: An extracorporeal therapeutic device automatically controls a rotation speed of a centrifuge for processing whole blood. Separation of whole blood components is achieved with minimal thermal contribution to blood temperature from the motor control mechanism that rotates the centrifuge and from aerodynamic drag on the rotating centrifuge.... Agent: Ortho-clinical Diagnostics, Inc.

20140081195 - Expanding ocular implant devices and methods: Disclosed herein are devices and methods related to implants for treating one or more physiological conditions of the eye. Some embodiments disclosed herein include an expandable ocular implant for implanting in an eye. The expandable implant can include an implant having an elongate tubular body and an expandable sheath securely... Agent: Transcend Medical, Inc.

20140081194 - Uveoscleral shunt and methods for implanting same: Devices and methods for treating intraocular pressure are disclosed. The devices include shunts for draining aqueous humor from the anterior chamber to the uveoscleral outflow pathway, including the supraciliary space and the suprachoroidal space. The shunts are preferably implanted by ab interno procedures.... Agent: Glaukos Corporation

20140081196 - Flow control device, system and method for controlling the flow of body fluid: Disclosed herein is a device for controlling the flow of a body fluid from a first tissue/organ to a second tissue/organ of a subject. The flow control device includes a main body, a first fluid channel, a second fluid channel, a detection member, and a control member. The main body... Agent: Mackay Memorial Hospital

20140081198 - High shear application in medical therapy: In this disclosure, a method is described wherein the method comprises mixing a therapeutic gas or a therapeutic liquid or a combination thereof and a liquid carrier in a high shear device to produce a dispersion; and administering the produced dispersion intravenously to a patient; wherein the produced dispersion contains... Agent: H R D Corporation

20140081197 - Surgical pressurization device and methods of using the same: A system for selectively pressurizing ventricles, atria, and the aorta of a subject is disclosed. The surgical pressunzation system has a gas container, a fluid container, and a surgical pressurization device. The gas container and the fluid container are in fluid communication with the surgical pressurization device. The gas container... Agent:

20140081199 - Catheter with articulable septum extension: A catheter includes an elongated tubular body including a first wall and second wall defining first and second lumens, respectively. Each wall extends to a distal end and defines a distal opening. The first and second walls may each include one or more side openings disposed proximal of the distal... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140081200 - Dialysis catheter assembly: A catheter assembly includes an elongated main body defining two or more longitudinal lumens including distally positioned openings. One or more side-ports are defined in the main body communicating with at least one of the two or more longitudinal lumens. The catheter assembly also includes an inflatable balloon disposed around... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140081201 - 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

20140081202 - Infusion rotary peristaltic pump: An infusion pump comprises at least three operating layers. A first layer includes epicyclic gear means comprising a rotatable central gear, a stationary outer ring gear, and movable planet gears arranged between the central gear and the ring gear in movable engagement with the central and ring gears. A second... Agent: Micrel Medical Devies S.a.

20140081203 - Container for administering medication: In order to reduce the labor associated with the administration of a medication or the like to a patient via a tube, while ensuring that the medication can be administered with at least the same degree of safety and accuracy as in the past, a container for administering a medication... Agent: Morimoto-pharma Co., Ltd.

20140081204 - Remotely controlled catheter insertion system: Embodiment methods of treating a human or animal patient using a remotely controlled robotic catheter device including inserting a catheter handle of a catheter into a modular handle controller of the remotely controlled robotic catheter device, operating the catheter remotely with the remotely controlled robotic catheter device to introduce the... Agent: Catheter Robotics Inc.

20140081205 - Simplified medical inflation device with passive latch: An inflator which preferably has a gauge thereon and means for communicating with a medical connector or device. The inflator has a syringe body, a handle on the syringe body, a plunger which extends out from the handle and extends into the syringe body, and a plunger locking mechanism which... Agent:

20140081206 - Medical assembly comprising monitoring device: A method of preparing at least part of a medical device for application and a medical assembly for preparing or storing the at least one disposable unit of the medical device is presented. The medical assembly comprises a chemical or physical monitoring device for counting and/or displaying a time period... Agent: Roche Diagnostics International Ag

20140081207 - Catheter system for a needle injector with an automatic needle/barrier extension: A catheter system includes a positioning catheter for receiving an injection needle into its lumen. The injection needle incorporates a web member mounted directly onto its shaft. As the injection needle is moved in a distal direction to exit from the lumen of the catheter, the web member is biased... Agent:

20140081208 - Injection pressure monitoring device and system: The present disclosure describes an injection pressure monitoring device including a pressure sensor, an injection pressure monitoring system and kits for monitoring injection pressure generated at a needle tip when injecting a therapeutic fluid composition into tissue, to avoid generating potentially damaging pressure in the tissue being treated.... Agent:

20140081209 - Chondrocyte container and method of use: Devices and methods for delivering a therapeutic agent produced via a genetically-altered chondrocyte are provided. More specifically, the device includes a housing which defines a cell chamber configured to retain a large volume of chondrocytes while selectively releasing therapeutic agents produced via these entrapped cells. In an exemplary embodiment, the... Agent: Depuy Mitek, LLC

20140081210 - Access device: An access device for placing a medical article within a body space includes a needle, a dilator, and a sheath. The needle can include an elongated needle body and a hub from which the needle body extends. The dilator can be slideably disposed on the needle body and include a... Agent: Access Scientific, LLC

20140081211 - Intravenous line stabilization device and method: Described are devices and methods for stabilizing patient IV lines during IV therapy. A sleeve is fitted to a patient and a clasp is placed over IV line(s) at the IV line-receiving area on sleeve, and secured to sleeve via hook-loop or other suitable interactions. In another embodiment, a strap... Agent:

20140081212 - Lock out member with different cross sections: An apparatus is presented comprising a lock out member configured to be implemented into a medical device, in particular a dispense interface, attachable to a second medical device, in particular a main body, wherein said lock out member is configured to prevent a second attachment of said medical device to... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20140081213 - Safety assembly for a syringe: A safety support device for a syringe comprises a support sheath for the body of the syringe and an inner sheath suitable for sliding relative to the support sheath between a waiting, retracted position and the extended position for protecting the needle of the syringe. The device has means for... Agent: Sanofi

20140081214 - Apparatus and methods for fluid pressurizing units of injection systems: An injection system includes a syringe, which preferably includes larger and smaller inner diameters, and a plunger. A wiper sidewall of the plunger defines a cavity, into which a plunger shaft of the system is inserted, for moving the plunger, within the syringe, for fluid injection. The plunger includes a... Agent: Acist Medical Systems, Inc.

20140081215 - Eject button for a medicament delivery device: A medicament delivery device comprises a housing having a longitudinal axis, a medicament delivery mechanism within the housing, a dispense interface disengagement actuator and a detachable dispense interface. The interface is moveable between a first operative position in which the dispense interface is securely engaged and at least partially contained... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20140081216 - Nasal applicator: A nasal applicator for nasally administering medicinal active pharmaceutical substances and/or ingredients, in particular painkillers or analgetics, includes a dosage device for dosedly discharging the active pharmaceutical substance, dosage determining logic for determining the discharged amount of active pharmaceutical substance as well as a locking device for locking the dosage... Agent: 5med Gmbh

20140081217 - Flexible valve geometry for the use of rigid materials: The present invention inter-alia relates to an apparatus comprising a diaphragm valve, wherein a diaphragm of said diaphragm valve is made from a substantially rigid material, having at least partially an flexible cross-sectional shape.... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20140081218 - Intravenous device having a movable arrangement: An exemplary IV system can be provided which can include a drip chamber having a movable arrangement configured to mechanically move due to an impact thereof by at least one drop. The movable arrangement can include a spinning arrangement which is configured to spin due to the impact. The spinning... Agent: Memorial Sloan-kettering Cancer Center

20140081219 - Access port identification systems and methods: An access port for subcutaneous implantation is disclosed. Such an access port may comprise a body for capturing a septum for repeatedly inserting a needle therethrough into a cavity defined within the body. Further, the access port may include at least one feature structured and configured for identification of the... Agent: C. R. Bard, Inc.

20140081220 - Apparatus for applying roll-on and rub-on medications: A clamp and handle is designed exclusively for holding purchased containers of rub on and roll on pain killers, deodorants and any other substance that is in a container with a built in applicator. The handle is for applying these substances to hard or impossible places to reach due to... Agent:

20140081222 - Antiseptic appicator having hydrophilic foam for use with antiseptic solutions: An applicator having a hydrophilic foam that is suitable for use with antiseptic solutions may be a hydrophilic polyurethane foam that does not reduce the amount of active ingredient in the solution as it passes through the foam so that it can be applied to the skin. The foam may... Agent: Carefusion 2200, Inc.

20140081221 - Antiseptic appicator having hydrophobic foam for use with antiseptic solutions: An applicator having a hydrophobic foam that is suitable for use with antiseptic solutions may be a hydrophobic polyurethane foam that does not reduce the amount of active ingredient in the solution as it passes through the foam so that it can be applied to the skin. The foam may... Agent: Carefusion 2200, Inc.

20140081223 - Medicated patch: A medicated patch is provided which is covered with a liner that enables one to remove the liner unconsciously and readily without losing the initial stickiness of the medicated patch. The external medicated patch includes a backing, an aqueous adhesive drug-containing matrix that is spread substantially entirely over one surface... Agent: Teikoku Seiyaku Co., Ltd.

20140081225 - Apparatus and method for the removal and containment of human waste excretion: The present invention relates to an apparatus for the removal and containment of human waste products from the effected area of incontinent patients. The apparatus and process encapsulates the areas of the body where urine and fecal matter are excreted. In particular, the present invention is directed to an apparatus... Agent: Osto Innovations, LLC

20140081224 - Aspiration cassette with gas and debris management: Embodiments of this disclosure provide an apparatus and method for gas and debris management. The apparatus comprises a surgical cassette, wherein the surgical cassette is at least partially formed of a cassette material defining a chamber. The surgical cassette has a floor and a plurality of walls. The apparatus also... Agent: Alcon Research, Ltd.

20140081226 - Reduced pressure treatment system having a dual porosity pad: A wound closure system and method having a porous pad for providing a reduced pressure to a tissue site is disclosed. The porous pad comprises a porous material formed by spraying a chemical substance that cures to form the porous material which has a body and an outer surface. Both... Agent: Kci Licensing, Inc.

20140081227 - System and method for sealing an incisional wound: An apparatus, system, and method for treating an incisional wound having incisional walls is disclosed. The apparatus includes a conduit having a first end for receiving reduced pressure and a second end. The apparatus further includes a scaffold. The scaffold has opposing surfaces for positioning adjacent the incisional walls and... Agent: Kci Licensing, Inc.

20140081228 - Absorbent article with tear resistant film: A disposable absorbent article that includes an elastic film material. The elastic film resists the growth of a tear and include an SEEPS block copolymer having a Tm of between about 10° C. and about 20° C. The film has a time-to-fail of greater than 1 hour.... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company

20140081229 - Refastenable absorbent article and a method of applying thereof: Absorbent articles such as disposable diapers, incontinent briefs, diaper holders, training pants and the like, having elastomeric ear panels and a fastening system that provides the user with different options as to how the absorbent article may be fitted to and removed from the wearer. The absorbent articles allow the... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company

20140081230 - Absorbent products with improved dryness: The embodiments provides absorbent garments, such as a disposable diaper, incontinent pad, sanitary napkin, and the like, that has an absorbent core that provides for long term dryness or an improvement in Rewet Values. Such new absorbent garments can be constructed with absorbent cores containing synthetic fibers and super absorbent... Agent:

20140081231 - Devices and methods for treating accidental bowel leakage: Described here are body liners and methods for treating accidental bowel leakage using one or more body liners. The body liners may be formed from one or more liner layers and in some instances may comprise one or more adhesive regions to connect the body liners to the skin of... Agent: Butterfly Health, Inc.

20140081232 - Cloth training diaper: A cloth training diaper comprising an outer layer coupled to an inner layer, a front portion and a rear portion, a plurality of soaps arranged longitudinally along the right side of the front portion, the left side of the front portion, the right side of the rear portion, and the... Agent: The Natural Baby Company, LLC

20140081233 - Infusion system using optical imager for controlling flow and method thereof: A method of operating an infusion pump includes transmitting light through or around a drop of fluid suspended from an end of a drip tube for the infusion pump, the end of the drip tube located in a drip chamber for the infusion pump, wherein the drip tube is configured... Agent: Baxter International Inc.

20140081234 - Medicament delivery device and method of controlling the device: Described is a needle assembly reuse prevention mechanism comprising a barrier movable between a retracted position and an extended position, a spring coupled to the barrier, a pin formed on the barrier, and a slot receiving the pin. When in the extended position, the barrier substantially covers an opening of... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20140081235 - Method and a system for controlling discomfort level: Present invention relates to a method of controlling the discomfort level experienced by a subject. The method comprises receiving a signal from the subject to initiate comfort relief, determining vital sign data of the subject, determining whether the vital sign data fulfils a predetermined criterion, and performing an infusion regime... Agent: Singapore Health Services Pte Ltd

20140081236 - Integrated closed-loop medication delivery with error model and safety check: A closed-loop system for insulin infusion overnight uses a model predictive control algorithm (“MPC”). Used with the MPC is a glucose measurement error model which was derived from actual glucose sensor error data. That sensor error data included both a sensor artifacts component, including dropouts, and a persistent error component,... Agent: Cambridge University Limited

20140081237 - Hand-held micro-liposuction adipose harvester, processor, and cell concentrator: Devices and methods are provided for aspirating adipose tissue with a portable device. This device may include a processing chamber, a cannula, a vacuum source, a filter or screen for separating connective tissue strands from adipose tissue, a digestion area, and a product cell concentration chamber.... Agent: Tissue Genesis, Inc.

20140081239 - Injection device: An injection device (100), including a base (104), a sliding body (116) slidably connected to the base (104), a double-ended needle (120) fixed to the sliding body (116), a biasing member (124) for proximally biasing the sliding body (116) with respect to the base (104), and for retracting the needle... Agent: Becton, Dickinson And Company

20140081238 - Method of reconstituting a substance using an injector device: The present invention is directed to an automatic reconstitution drug delivery device. The inventive device effects simple and automatic reconstitution of a dry drug. To effect reconstitution, a user displaces a release button which causes first and second chambers of a drug cartridge to communicate, resulting in automatic mixing of... Agent: Becton, Dickinson And Company

20140081240 - Method of delivering vectors to pancreas and lungs by cannulating the aorta: The present invention relates to a safe and effective way to deliver and express therapeutic compositions (e.g., transgenes) to the pancreas and lungs of a mammal.... Agent: University Of Iowa Research Foundation

20140081241 - Microcatheter tip: The present invention is directed to a dilator having a stiffened shaft for use as part of an introducer sheath assembly. The dilator includes a stiffener tube and a tip of the dilator which extends distally to the dilator stiffener tube. The transition between the stiffener tube and the tip... Agent: Merit Medical Systems, Inc.

20140081242 - Valved catheter: A valved catheter is provided which includes a slit that opens readily in both directions either when a fluid is caused to flow from the interior to the exterior thereof or when a fluid is caused to flow from the exterior to the interior thereof, and that prevents inadvertent closure... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140081243 - Collarless guide extension catheter: Embodiments of the disclosure describe an example guide extension catheter. The guide extension catheter may include a proximal shaft having a proximal end, a distal end, the distal end having an attachment region. The guide extension catheter may further include a distal sheath having a proximal end, a distal end... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20140081244 - Pressure sensing guidewire: Medical devices and methods for making and using medical devices are disclosed. An example medical device includes a pressure sensing guidewire. The pressure sensing guidewire may include an elongate shaft including a core wire having a distal portion and a coil disposed over the distal portion. A pressure sensor may... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20140081245 - Catheter assembly with replaceable components: A catheter assembly includes a catheter, a collar, and an extension tube assembly. The catheter includes a leading end portion and a trailing end portion. The collar is supported on the trailing end portion of the catheter. The extension tube assembly includes a first section and a second section, each... Agent:

20140081246 - System for percutaneously administering reduced pressure treatment using balloon dissection: A reduced pressure delivery system for applying reduced pressure tissue treatment to a tissue site is provided. The system includes a manifold delivery tube and a balloon having an inner space. The balloon is capable of assuming collapsed and expanded positions. The system further includes a manifold having a plurality... Agent: Kci Licensing, Inc.

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