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09/04/2014 > 52 patent applications in 39 patent subcategories.

20140249464 - Anti-reflux or anti-obesity prosthesis: A prosthesis (14) that is useful as an anti-reflux device or an anti-obesity device within a gastro-intestinal tract of a living organism, such as a human, comprises an elastic portion including a helical elastic spring (15) embedded in a biocompatible material.... Agent: Biomedix S.a.

20140249463 - Ocular implant system and method: A method of treating glaucoma in a human eye by inserting a distal exit port of a cannula at least partially into Schlemm's canal of the eye; delivering a dye through the cannula into Schlemm's canal; identifying obstructions within Schlemm's canal; and delivering an ocular implant through the cannula into... Agent:

20140249465 - Methods for retaining a gastro-esophageal implant: Various methods and devices are described for retaining a medical implant within a body cavity. According to one aspect, at least a portion of a medical implant is positioned within a body cavity, and a wall of the body cavity is re-shaped such that the re-shaped wall prevents migration of... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20140249467 - Cross-protective arenavirus vaccines and their method of use: The invention relates to DNA vaccines that target multiple arenavirus agents singly or simultaneously.... Agent:

20140249468 - Imaging agents for imaging protease activity and uses thereof: Disclosed are imaging agents having the following Formula I: (I); wherein F is a near infrared fluorophore, S is an enzymatically cleavable oligopeptide, Q is a fluorescence quencher molecule, and M is a moiety selected from the group consisting of PEG or derivative thereof and a targeting ligand, and wherein... Agent: The United States Of America,as Represented By The Secretary, Department Of Health And Human Service

20140249466 - System and method for neuromodulation of body temperature regulation system: A system for controlling and modulating a mammalian's body temperature and thermoregulation system includes: a. a display monitor; b. a pulse generator; c. at least one channel of electrical or electromagnetic stimuli connected to the pulse generator, and adapted for cutaneous application on the body's spinal cord; d. a control... Agent: Thermacon Ltd.

20140249469 - Automated ultrasound mediated delivery: Bubble presence within a region is monitored to determine if a predetermined condition is met such as whether the presence is of sufficient magnitude, the bubbles being subject to energizing (240). In some embodiments, the energizing only occurs when time- wise preceded by the determination (S508, S510). The determining can... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.

20140249471 - Cylinder-piston unit with adhesive disc ii: A cylinder-piston unit, with at least one cylinder accommodating an injection solution, at least one piston, and an adhesive coating arranged in the area of the free end face of the cylinder. The cylinder has a bottom portion, on which a discharge tube is arranged. An adhesive disc, which is... Agent: Lts Lohmann Therapie-systeme Ag

20140249470 - Cylinder-piston unit with multi-part piston: A cylinder-piston unit, of a needle-free injector, with at least one cylinder accommodating an injection solution, and with at least one piston. The piston is composed of a drive body and of a sealing body. The sealing body is at least one elastic disc, which bears under a radial clamping... Agent: Lts Lohmann Therapie-systeme Ag

20140249472 - Devices and methods for clearing occlusions and for providing irrigation in in-situ artificial and natural lumens: Devices and methods for the effective clearing of artificial tubes, for example, in-situ clearing of artificial tubes in a living being are covered in this disclosure. The devices and methods provide a controller comprising at least one actuator for generating repetitive motion, and a stem coupled to the at least... Agent: Actuated Medical, Inc.

20140249473 - Actuating member and medical apparatus: An actuating member for making a flexible elongated member perform a predetermined action includes a push/pull member having a tip side and a base end side, the push/pull member including: a first moving portion and a second moving portion that are located on the base end side of the push/pull... Agent: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140249474 - Medical devices having releasable coupling: This invention is directed to a medical device having a longitudinal axis, and including a handle and a catheter. The handle can include a body having a proximal end and a distal end, an actuator moveably coupled to the body, and a handle control member coupled to the actuator, wherein... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20140249475 - Apparatus for treating vulnerable plaque: Embodiments include a medical device having a balloon portion with a first end, a second end, and a variable balloon mass to inflate the balloon portion non-uniformly from the first end to the second end. In one embodiment, the balloon portion inflates in a controlled manner to rupture a vulnerable... Agent: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.

20140249476 - Self-priming, anti-free flow valve for infusion pumps: A self-priming IV set valve includes a connector including a valve element that is positioned inside of the connector, and a cap that is removably connected to the connector. When the cap is mounted to the connector a passageway is formed in the connector such that air and liquid are... Agent: B. Braun Medical Inc.

20140249477 - Self-priming, anti-free flow valve for infusion pumps: A cap assembly for a self-priming IV set valve includes a body portion that is configured to be removably connected to the IV set valve; a hydrophobic filter that is mounted to the body portion; and an actuator having a free end that is configured to either puncture, move or... Agent: B. Braun Medical Inc.

20140249478 - Catheter securement device: A catheter securement device (100) holds a medical article such as a catheter hub or a connector fitting in position upon the body of a patient and at least inhibits longitudinal movement of the medical article. The securement device (100) includes a retainer (120) and at least one anchor pad... Agent: Venetec International, Inc.

20140249479 - Glass syringe-side assembly aid element, method for fastening a glass syringe-side assembly aid element and method for producing a glass syringe-side assembly aid element, as well as an arrangement consisting of a glass syringe and an assembly aid element: The invention relates to a glass syringe-side assembly element for providing an interface element between a glass syringe including on its front side a syringe cone part with a syringe needle and including on its rear side a flange part and a glass syringe operating means, where the assembly element... Agent: Gerresheimer Regensburg Gmbh

20140249480 - Medicated module with automatic activation mechanism: Disclosed herein are various examples of a medicated module that can be attached to a drug delivery device such that a user can administer a user settable dose of a first medicament and a fixed dose of a second medicament through a single dispense interface. In one example, the medicated... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20140249481 - Needle safety device: Described is a needle safety device comprising a needle hub including a plurality of resilient arms having detents, a needle having a distal tip, and a needle shield telescopically coupled to the needle hub. The needle shield includes a plurality of axial slots adapted to engage the detents on the... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20140249482 - Medicament delivery device: A medicament delivery device includes a body having a proximal end and a distal end, in turn comprising a distal housing part, and a medicament container holder, adapted to receive a medicament container; a dose setting drum for setting a dose when rotated in a first direction and for delivering... Agent: Shl Group Ab

20140249483 - Piston rod foot: The invention relates to a medical drug delivery apparatus which comprises a cartridge (1) being closed at one end by a membrane (12) and at the opposite end by a movable piston (15). A piston rod foot (1) is provided for transferring the pressure from the piston rod (20) of... Agent: Novo Nordisk A/s

20140249484 - Plasma or cvd pre-treatment for lubricated pharmaceutical package, coating process and apparatus: An article is described including an article surface, a primer coating or layer of SiOx, SiOxCy or SiNxCy applied to the article surface, and a deposit of lubricant applied to the primer coating or layer. The primer coating or layer of SiOx, SiOxCy or SiNxCy is applied by chemical vapor... Agent: Sio2 Medical Products, Inc.

20140249485 - Injector system with a manual control device: An injector system includes a powered injector, a pressurizing chamber in operative connection with the powered injection, a fluid path in fluid communication with the pressurizing chamber, and a manual control in fluid connection with the fluid path. The manual control includes at least one actuator for controlling the injector... Agent: Bayer Medical Care, Inc.

20140249486 - Self-priming, anti-free flow valve for infusion pumps: A connector of a self-priming IV set valve including a connector body having a hollow region, and a valve element that is at least partially positioned in the hollow region that is configured to be moved, displaced or punctured by a cap that is releasably connectable to the connector body.... Agent: B. Braun Medical Inc.

20140249488 - Catheter device with needle guard: The present disclosure relates to a catheter device comprising a catheter hub in which a valve member is disposed, a needle fixed in a needle hub, the needle extending through the valve member in the catheter hub in a ready position, and a tubular receptacle in which the needle hub... Agent: B. Braun Melsungen Ag

20140249487 - Neutral pressure split septum luer access device: A neutral pressure split-septum luer access device is described for receiving a luer lock connector with a surrounding shroud. The housing has a distal portion with a transversely enlarged chamber defining an internal chamber wall. A septum with a central slit for receiving a male luer into the slit is... Agent:

20140249489 - Sterilized ready-to-use catheter: A sterilized ready-to-use catheter includes a package, a catheter having a hydrophilic coating, and an aqueous solution in contact with the catheter inside of the package.... Agent: Coloplast A/s

20140249491 - Method and system for performing remote treatment and monitoring: The disclosure relates to medical databases, remote monitoring, diagnosis and treatment systems and methods. In one particular embodiment, a system for remote monitoring, diagnosis, or treatment of eye conditions, disorders and diseases is provided. This method generally includes administering a stream of droplets to the eye of a subject from... Agent: Corinthian Ophthalmic, Inc.

20140249490 - Methods for prevention and/or treatment of capsular contracture: Methods for prevention or treatment of capsular contracture following surgical implants and other fibrosis related conditions comprising applying a topical composition comprising a pharmaceutically acceptable keratolytic, a pharmaceutically acceptable protein denaturant, a hydrating agent, and combinations thereof are disclosed.... Agent: J&e Solutions, LLC

20140249492 - Transdermal patch incorporating active agent migration barrier layer: Devices for administration of one or more active agents to the skin or mucosa of a host are formed in the nature of a double-disk patch. One outer layer functions as the primary adhesive layer for adhering the patch to the host. The other inner layer contains at least one... Agent: Mylan Technologies, Inc.

20140249493 - Wound dressing: A method and apparatus are disclosed for dressing a wound. The apparatus comprises a sealing layer comprising at least one orifice, an absorbent layer over the sealing layer, absorbing wound exude and a liquid impermeable, gas permeable filter layer over the absorbent layer.... Agent: Smith & Nephew PLC

20140249494 - Attachment mechanism for ostomy bags: An ostomy device comprises an ostomy bag; a peristomal pad with a body-side adhesive surface and at least one belt attachment means interposed between the ostomy bag and the bag-side surface of the peristomal pad, wherein the device comprises at least one skin protection means.... Agent:

20140249495 - Wound dressing and method of treatment: A wound dressing, a method of manufacturing a wound dressing, and a method of treating a patient are disclosed. The wound dressing may include an absorbent layer for absorbing wound exudate; and an obscuring element for at least partially obscuring a view of wound exudate absorbed by the absorbent layer... Agent: Smith & Nephew PLC

20140249496 - Compositions for use as or in wound dressings: wherein, in the treatment, the first layer is disposed closer to the wound than the second layer and the composition modulates the concentration of dissolved ions in the fluid in the wound. The present invention further provides uses of the composition and methods of making the composition.... Agent: First Water Limited

20140249497 - Absorbent article including an absorbent core layer having a material free zone and a transfer layer arranged below the absorbent core layer: The present invention generally relates to absorbent articles and in particular to an absorbent article including a liquid permeable cover layer, a liquid impermeable barrier layer, an absorbent core arranged adjacent to the cover layer, a transfer layer arranged between the core and the barrier layer, the absorbent core including... Agent:

20140249498 - Absorbent article with bonded web material: An absorbent article to be worn the lower torso is provided. The absorbent article comprises a chassis comprising a topsheet, a backsheet, an absorbent core, and a pair of longitudinal barrier cuffs attached to the chassis. Each of the longitudinal barrier cuffs comprises a web of material. The web of... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company

20140249499 - Self-actuating chemomechanical devices for delivery and extended release of therapeutic agents in the gastrointestinal tract: The presently disclosed delivery systems utilize microtools, also referred to as theragrippers, to deliver a drug or other therapeutic agent to targeted tissue. More particularly, the drug delivery system and methods provide a delivery system that is capable of anchoring to a tissue site and then delivering a drug or... Agent: The Johns Hopkins University

20140249500 - Operating an infusion pump system: Some embodiments of an infusion pump system can be configured to provide improved safety monitoring features so that a user receives proper dosage amounts.... Agent: Asante Solutions, Inc.

20140249503 - Intravenous fluid monitoring: Apparatus, systems and methods related to monitoring intravenous fluids during administration to a subject are disclosed. These apparatus, systems and methods provide near real-time monitoring of the identity of one or more components of an intravenous fluid.... Agent:

20140249502 - Single step removal of cannula guard and adhesive liner in medical device: A medical device includes a body and a cannula extending from the body, for insertion into a patient's skin. The medical device also includes a guard covering the cannula, an adhesive for securing the medical device to the patient's skin, and an adhesive liner covering the adhesive. The guard is... Agent: Becton, Dickinson And Company

20140249501 - System and method for injection protocol management: A fluid injection system for controlling at least one fluid delivery system is provided. The fluid injection system includes at least one computing device in communication with the at least one fluid delivery system. The at least one computing device is configured to: display, on or with at least one... Agent: Medrad, Inc.

20140249504 - Vascular access systems and methods of use: A vascular access system and method of use for said system. The vascular access system generally comprises a body member; a shuttle member movably coupled to the body member; and a plurality of access needles fixedly coupled to the shuttle member and extending from the body member to penetrate a... Agent: Pryor Medical Devices, Inc.

20140249505 - Method and system of utilizing ecg signal for central venous catheter tip positioning: Disclosed herein are a method and a medical system for utilizing of a intravascular ECG signal for central venous catheter placement. The medical system is capable of detecting the position of a catheter tip and assessing its location relative to the cavoatrial junction. The detection and assessment are performed by... Agent:

20140249506 - Helical balloon catheter: Methods and devices described for improved catheters including those having a deflectable section to allow for expansion while maintaining flow through a vessel.... Agent: Qmax, LLC

20140249508 - Guide extension catheter with a retractable wire: Embodiments of the present disclosure describe a guide extension catheter with a retractable wire. The guide extension catheter may include a proximal shaft having a first outer diameter. The guide extension catheter may further include a distal sheath attached to the proximal shaft and having a second outer diameter greater... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20140249507 - Systems and methods for delivering drugs to selected locations within the body: A transvascular system (10) for delivering a drug to a tissue region from a blood vessel, such as a coronary vein, includes a catheter (12) having a distal portion (26) with puncturing (14), orientation (16), drug delivery (62), and imaging elements (18). The puncturing element (14) is deployable for penetrating... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.

20140249509 - Ophthalmic treatment solution delivery devices and delivery augmentation methods: A first sponge device for use to manipulate and prepare the surface of the epithelium of an eye prior to application of an ophthalmic solution has a handle and a sponge head secured to the handle. The head is made of an absorbent, wicking sponge material and has a non-sharp,... Agent: Cxl Ophthalmics, LLC

20140249510 - Steerable catheter having intermediate stiffness transition zone: A flexible, steerable intravascular catheter includes an elongate flexible shaft having a heterogeneous or multi-zone stiffness profile or structure. A first or distal portion of the catheter shaft may have a substantially constant or distinct stiffness or flexibility, a second, intermediate or transition section is proximal relative to, and less... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20140249511 - Catheter apparatus and methods for treating vasculatures: A catheter apparatus may have a flexible shaft, guidewire lumens passing through the shaft, and a positioning device for positioning the guidewires relative to an external lumen. The positioning device may be an expansible scaffold covered with a retractable sheath. The positioning device may also be one or more balloons... Agent: Roxwood Medical, Inc.

20140249512 - Needleless valve infection prevention and pre-opening device: A disinfecting and pre-opening device is disclosed for use with a female needleless connector. The disinfecting and pre-opening device includes a housing comprising a chamber having a distal opening and configured to fit over the female needleless connector, and an elongated finger attached to the housing and disposed within the... Agent: Carefusion 303, Inc.

20140249513 - Tissue harvesting: The present disclosure relates to a tissue collection apparatus including a housing defining an inlet and an outlet and a tissue scaffold suitable for disposal within the housing, the tissue scaffold configured to be loaded with the tissue under the application of an aspiration force applied through the tissue collection... Agent: Smith & Nephew, Inc.

20140249514 - Non-bladder invasive urethral catheter system: A non-bladder invasive urethral catheter system is provided as a system of apparatuses that provide a means relieving a user's urinary incontinence issues while reducing localized compression to the walls of their urethra. The non-bladder invasive urethral catheter system provides a more convenient and less intrusive means of enabling individuals... Agent:

  
08/28/2014 > 70 patent applications in 46 patent subcategories.

20140243730 - Intraocular shunt implantation methods and devices: The present invention generally relates to devices and methods of implanting an intraocular shunt into an eye. In certain aspects, methods of the invention involve creating an opening in the sclera, and positioning a shunt in the anterior chamber of the eye such that the shunt terminates via the opening... Agent: Aquesys, Inc.

20140243729 - Method and apparatus for reducing intraocular pressure of an eye: A method and shunt device for treating glaucoma includes positioning a first end portion of a tube body into the retrobulbar space of an eye. The method also includes positioning a second end portion of the tube body into the anterior chamber of the eye. The tube body provides fluid... Agent:

20140243731 - Intraocular pressure sensor with external pressure compensation: An intraocular pressure sensor system has a first pressure sensor located in an anterior chamber of an eye and a remote pressure sensor located remotely from the first pressure sensor. The remote pressure sensor measures or approximates atmospheric pressure. A difference between readings from the first pressure sensor and the... Agent: Alcon Research, Ltd.

20140243732 - Iontophoretic system for transdermal delivery of active agents for therapeutic and medicinal purposes: An embodiment of a system includes a power source and at least two electrode assembles. The power source that an output current that alternates between a maximum current value and a minimum current value; a pair of electrode assemblies. Each electrode assembly is configured to be held in contact with... Agent: Incube Labs, LLC

20140243733 - System for defining energy field characteristics to illuminate nano-particles used to treat invasive agents: The Invasive Agent Treatment System incorporates the pairing of energy fields with nano-particles to cause a thermal effect in the nano-particles, which thermal effect is transmitted into the biological cells of the invasive agent. The energy fields are derived from at least one or a combination of the following: an... Agent: Actium Biosystems, LLC

20140243737 - Assays for ultrasound mediated delivery: Ultrasound mediated delivery (USMD), real-time quantitative feedback derived (S264) therefrom, and proceeding by the system based on the feedback all are, in some embodiments, operable automatically and without need for user intervention. USMD may occur in a clinical setting accompanied by assays (S276) or real-time feedback, or by means of... Agent:

20140243734 - Interventional catheter housing assemblies incorporating guide wire brakes and management systems: Interventional catheter assemblies that operate over a guide wire are disclosed. Specifically, an elongated flexible catheter is associated at its proximal end with a housing having a guide wire port where the guide wire exits the housing. The housing additionally incorporates a guide wire brake mounted within a slot positioned... Agent: Medrad, Inc.

20140243736 - Ultrasound mediated delivery with critial-organ protection: A device for delivery of a substance (144) using energy to protect, at a site of activation, against a side effect of another substance (156) that was delivered, is being delivered, and/or will be delivered, at another site. The activation may be non-invasive, remote and the energy beam (140) may... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.

20140243735 - Vitrectomy probe with adjustable cutter port size: Vitrectomy probes and system related thereto are disclosed herein. The disclosure describes various example vitrectomy probes having an adjustable cutting port size. Various example features are described for adjusting the size of the cutting port. Further, the disclosure provides examples for adjusting the size of the cutter port while the... Agent: Alcon Research, Ltd.

20140243738 - Fluid balance monitoring system with fluid infusion pump for medical treatment: Novel fluid delivery systems are disclosed to improve the delivery of bio-compatible fluids to a patient. The systems can include a housing having a bladder pressurized by a pressurization unit so that fluid flow rate can be controlled, changed and/or monitored. The systems can also include a scale and/or a... Agent: United States Army Institute Of Surgical Research

20140243739 - Infusion pump apparatus, method and system: An infusion pump system is disclosed. The system includes a syringe having a plunger within the syringe barrel, the syringe having an exit end, at least one temperature determination device adjacent to the syringe, at least one device to determine the distance the plunger has moved with respect to the... Agent: Deka Products Limited Partnership

20140243740 - Cylinder-piston unit with adhesive disc i: A cylinder-piston unit of a needle-free injector, with at least one cylinder accommodating an injection solution, at least one piston, and an adhesive coating arranged in the area of the free end face of the cylinder. The cylinder has a bottom portion, on which a discharge tube is arranged. An... Agent: Lts Lohmann Therapie-systeme Ag

20140243741 - Administration device for mixing an active substance with a dilution liquid: An administration device comprises a container and a mixing device for mixing an active substance (in a first chamber) with a dilution liquid (in a second chamber). The container has a membrane seal at one end and is combined with a mixing device for mixing the active substance. The administration... Agent: Tecpharma Licensing Ag

20140243742 - Components and methods for accomodating guidewire catheters on a catheter controller system: Various embodiments provide systems and methods for controlling a catheter with a catheter positioning device by using a remote controller and a guidewire control mechanism that may be used to draw a guidewire through a catheter coupled with the catheter positioning system. As the catheter is advanced over the guidewire... Agent: Catheter Robotics, Inc.

20140243743 - Deflectable catheter with a high modulus fiber puller element: A deflectable, catheter includes a catheter body, an intermediate section, a tip electrode and a control handle for deflecting the catheter by manipulation of a puller element that is made of a high modulus fiber material and extends through the catheter body and the intermediate section. The proximal end of... Agent: Biosense Webster, Inc.

20140243744 - Vein scanner: A portable vein viewer apparatus may be battery powered and hand-held to reveal patient vasculature information to aid in venipuncture processes. The apparatus comprises a first laser diode emitting infrared light, and a second laser diode emitting only visible wavelengths, wherein vasculature absorbs a portion of the infrared light causing... Agent: Accuvein Inc.

20140243745 - Infusion pump: An infusion pump has a primary finger with an inclined surface, which is obliquely inclined to an advancing and retracting direction, and a secondary finger with an inclined surface, which is slidable relative to the inclined surface of the primary finger. When the primary finger is advanced, the secondary finger... Agent:

20140243746 - Front-loading medical injector adapted to releasably engage a syringe regardless of the orientation of the syringe with respect to the injector: A syringe for use with an injector includes a body having a rear end and a front end, a plunger movably disposed within the body, an attachment member associated with the body and adapted to releasably engage a syringe retaining mechanism of the injector regardless of the orientation of the... Agent: Bayer Medical Care Inc.

20140243747 - Applicator: An active agent is effectively administered without giving fear to the user when the microneedles are applied. An applicator 10 includes a transmission member that transmits biasing force of a biasing member to a microneedle array including micro projections (microneedles) with a needle density of 500 needles/cm2 or more. The... Agent: Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical Co., Inc.

20140243748 - Iv backpack: An IV backpack comprising: a one or more straps, a IV container, and a one or more clasps; said one or more clasps attaching said IV container to said one or more straps with a one or more supports; with said IV Backpack attached to a patient, said IV container... Agent:

20140243749 - Devices, systems and methods for locating and interacting with medicament delivery systems: In some embodiments, a method includes producing, from an adapter, a first wireless signal characterized by a first communication mode with a computing device when a portion of at least one of a medicament delivery device or a simulated medicament delivery is disposed within the adapter. An indication is received... Agent: Intelliject, Inc.

20140243750 - System for determining position of element: System comprising a sensor assembly (3, 4, 5, 6) adapted to measure a magnetic field, and a moveable element (1) adapted to be moved relative to the sensor assembly between two positions by a combined axial and rotational movement, the rotational movement having a pre-determined relationship to the axial movement.... Agent: Novo Nordisk A/s

20140243751 - Auto-injector: Described is an injection device for administering a dose of a medicament comprising a case having a proximal end and a distal end, a carrier adapted to accommodate a syringe, and a trigger button. In a first state, the trigger button is coupled to the case and/or the carrier and... Agent:

20140243754 - Apparatus for intraocular injection: Described is an apparatus for intraocular injection comprising an inner sleeve adapted to accommodate a syringe having a needle, a needle cover adapted to cover the needle, and an outer sleeve telescopically coupled to the inner sleeve. The inner sleeve includes a distal end adapted to engage the needle cover.... Agent:

20140243752 - Needle protecting module of an injecting device and an injection device with a needle protecting module: A needle protecting module of an injection device in connecting with a syringe has a needle base, a needle body a tube module, a mounting tube, an elastic unit, and a stopping unit. The syringe has a tube body and an axis. The needle body transfixes the needle base and... Agent:

20140243755 - Needle safety device: Described is a needle safety device comprising a needle hub, a needle coupled to the needle hub and having a distal tip, an outer needle shield telescopically coupled to the needle hub, and an inner needle shield telescopically coupled to the outer needle shield. The needle safety device has a... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20140243753 - Needle sheath remover assembly: The invention relates to a needle sheath remover comprising a cap (10) removably attached to a housing of a medicament delivery device, a sheath grabber (20) connected to said cap and configured to be engageable to a needle sheath (42) of a medicament container positioned (46) within said medicament delivery... Agent: Shl Group Ab

20140243756 - Applicator for applying a liquid to a location on a body: An applicator for administering a liquid to a selected location of a patient includes a main body having an interior cavity and a flexible outer wall. A frangible ampoule is configured to contain the liquid and configured to be positioned within the interior cavity of the main body. A hypodermic... Agent:

20140243757 - Indicator arrangement for an auto-injector: Describe is an auto-injector comprising a syringe carrier arranged to retain a syringe, a plunger arranged to displace a stopper within the syringe, a feedback component retainable in a first position and biased towards a second position, a pin disposed on the feedback component, and an exterior component having a... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20140243758 - Method to secure an elastic component in a valve: An apparatus for controlling fluid flow to provide long-term access to the vascular system, and methods of making the same, are disclosed. Exemplary embodiments of the present invention describe a wedge or other similarly shaped geometrical features for fixing an elastic component and controlling an internal stress of the elastic... Agent: Angiodynamics, Inc.

20140243759 - Linear flow rate adjusting apparatus for infusion: The present invention relates to a linear flow regulating apparatus for intravenous infusion, and more particularly, to a flow regulating apparatus which is used in an infusion set for intravenous infusion to regulate the flow rate of a solution injected into a body. To eliminate the difficulties caused by the... Agent: Korea Institute Of Machinery & Materials

20140243760 - Needle safety device: Described is a needle safety device comprising a needle hub including a latch element, a needle coupled to the needle hub and having a distal tip, and a needle shield telescopically coupled to the needle hub. The needle shield includes a resilient arm adapted to engage the latch element. When... Agent:

20140243761 - Process for shaping a needle cannula: A regular metallic, cylindrical tubular needle cannula (1) is subjected to a metal etching liquid (5) in the inside lumen (11) thereby increasing the inside diameter and enhancing the flow properties while maintaining the outside appearance. The inside diameter is only increased over a controlled length (14) of the full... Agent: Novo Nordisk A/s

20140243762 - Systems and methods for wound protection and exudate management: The present invention provides systems and methods for protecting a wound and managing exudate released from the wound comprising a dressing having a support cushion for surrounding the wound and periwound region; a wicking strip for application in the periwound region between the support cushion and the wound; and a... Agent: Aalnex, Inc.

20140243763 - Devices for the placement of medical compounds in natural orifices of a body: Methods and devices for the delivering of medicinal compounds into the natural orifice of a being, human or otherwise, but most suitably for the delivery of a punctal plug to the punctum of a human.... Agent:

20140243764 - Compositions and methods for controlling drug loss and delivery in transdermal drug delivery systems: A transdermal delivery system is provided for the topical application of one or more active agents contained in one or more polymeric and/or adhesive carrier layers, proximate to a non-drug containing polymeric and/or adhesive coating that is applied to either the transdermal system's backing or release liner. The transdermal delivery... Agent: Noven Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

20140243765 - Percutaneously absorbable preparation containing fentanyl and homologue thereof: Disclosed is a transdermal preparation, comprising sequentially-stacked layers of a backing layer, a barrier layer, a drug adhesive layer and a release layer, wherein the drug adhesive layer contains a drug selected from the group consisting of fentanyl, an analogue thereof and a pharmaceutically-acceptable salt thereof, a skin permeation enhancer... Agent:

20140243767 - Controlled negative pressure apparatus and alarm mechanism: Methods and devices for treatment of damaged tissue are disclosed, including treatment of wounds by employing non-electrically powered, reduced pressure therapy devices. The devices are capable of generating a substantially constant reduced pressure with low tolerance for pressure fluctuations. Also disclosed herein are reduced pressure therapy systems that comprise an... Agent: Spiracur Inc.

20140243766 - Vacuum assisted healing pump for post radiation and chemotherapy wounds of the breast: A vacuum assisted healing pump promotes healing of radiation and chemotherapy wounds of the breast. The vacuum assisted healing pump can increase the probability of healing, preventing the necessity of breast removal. The vacuum assisted healing pump applies localized vacuum to a wound, pulling blood into damaged blood vessels to... Agent:

20140243768 - Aldehyde control in personal care products: An odor control layer for personal care products has a composition that has a PEG or PEG copolymer composition applied thereto. The layer can be placed in a personal care product, such as a diaper, training pant, absorbent under pant, adult incontinence product, or feminine hygiene product. Additional odor control... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc.

20140243769 - Absorbent article having dryness indicating graphic: An absorbent article including features facilitating toilet training of a wearer is provided. The article includes at least a first appearing graphic that changes from an initial, less visible state to a subsequent, more visible state in the absence of wetness, thereby to provide positive encouragement to a child during... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company

20140243770 - Surgical sponge having radiopaque element and method of manufacture: A surgical sponge comprises a sheet of absorbent material having at least one elongated radiopaque element heat sealed thereto. The sponge is folded and sewn in particular ways to assure that the radiopaque length of material remains firmly secured to the sponge with enhanced visibility under fluoroscopic imaging.... Agent: Patient Safety Technologies, Inc.

20140243771 - Water disintegratable absorber and absorbent article: An absorber and an absorbent article which have excellent leak proof property during use and water disintegratability after disposal. The water disintegratable absorber includes a water disintegratable absorber layer and a water insoluble resin layer. The amount of water absorption of the water disintegratable absorber layer is 300 g/m2 or... Agent:

20140243772 - Body adhering absorbent article: The present invention provides a body adhering absorbent article which is capable of absorbing bodily fluids. In this particular embodiment of the present invention, provided is an absorbent article which is specifically designed for attachment to a wearer's skin in the vulva region of the wearer's torso.... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc.

20140243773 - Absorbent article: An absorbent article such as a sanitary napkin has a respective wing-shaped flap extending outward from each side of the main body of the absorbent article. Each wing-shaped flap has a front profile line and a rear profile line. The front profile line is a wave-shape formed by a repetition... Agent: Daio Paper Corporation

20140243774 - Disposable garment: The present disclosure is directed, in part, to a disposable garment having a front region, a back region, and a crotch region extending between the front region and the back region. The disposable garment comprises a chassis in the front region, the back region, and the crotch region. The chassis... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company

20140243776 - Disposable garment: The present disclosure is directed, in part, to a disposable garment having a front region, a back region, and a crotch region extending between the front region and the back region. The disposable garment comprises a chassis in the front region, the back region, and the crotch region. The chassis... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company

20140243775 - Disposable pull-on garment having improved protection against red marking and method for making the same: The present disclosure is directed, in part, to a disposable garment having a front region, a back region, and a crotch region extending between the front region and the back region. The disposable garment comprises a chassis in the front region, the back region, and the crotch region. The chassis... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company

20140243777 - Disposable pull-on garment having improved protection against red marking and method for making the same: The present disclosure is directed, in part, to a disposable garment having a front region, a back region, and a crotch region extending between the front region and the back region. The disposable garment comprises a chassis in the front region, the back region, and the crotch region. The chassis... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company

20140243778 - Garment seam positioning and construction: Disclosed herein are undergarments having a seam in a crotch region thereof and methods of manufacturing such undergarments. A seam in the undergarments is formed by joining first and second sections of material each having an inner surface and an outer surface and a perimeter about the inner and outer... Agent:

20140243779 - Modular body-adhering absorbent article: An absorbent article system includes a support member having anterior and posterior ends, a first anchor connection zone adjacent one of the anterior and posterior ends, and an absorbent article component connection zone between the anterior and posterior ends. The system also includes a first anchor configured to be connectable... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc

20140243782 - Bubble trap systems for infusion pump devices: Bubble traps for removing bubbles from a stream of liquid and flexible containers comprising such bubble traps are disclosed. The bubble trap includes a containment chamber fluidly coupled to an outlet conduit. At least one grate is disposed between the containment chamber and the outlet conduit. The at least one... Agent: Roche Diagnostics International Ag

20140243781 - Method for convection enhanced therapeutic delivery: A system for convection enhanced delivery of therapeutic comprises one or more flexible, biocompatible microcatheters that are directed to a target location to deliver a therapeutic agent. The microcatheter is releasably coupled to a guide tube and directed to the desired location. The microcatheters are small and flexible in order... Agent: The Mclean Hospital Corporation

20140243780 - Systems and methods for reducing mucin hypersecretion: Device methods and systems for ablating a mucosal surface to treat patients with mucin hypersecretion is disclosed. An ablation device having a balloon membrane with a plurality of electrodes arranged on an external surface thereof is disclosed. The ablation device may be configured to ablate epithelial tissue of one or... Agent: Empire Technology Development

20140243786 - Delivery system for hollow microneedle arrays: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for delivering microneedles to a patient's skin. In one aspect, the present disclosure provides a system for delivering a microneedle array to a patient's skin surface, the system comprising: a delivery apparatus including a housing; and an infusion device detachably received in... Agent:

20140243785 - Extensible internal bolster for a medical device: An internal bolster for use securing a medical device, such as a feeding tube, within a body of a patient is disclosed. In one embodiment, a feeding tube includes an internal bolster, comprising one or more bolster arms that each include a first end hingedly connected to a distal end... Agent: C. R. Bard, Inc.

20140243784 - Medication delivery device: The present invention relates to a medication delivery device, to dosing mechanisms suitable for use in such medication delivery device, in particular in pen-type injectors, preferably having a dose setting member and a drive device enabling the dose setting and the administration of a medicinal product from a multi-dose medication... Agent:

20140243783 - Method of backflow reduction during material delivery through a needle into tissue: Interstitial tissue structure is treated with a flowable liquid agent by: providing a delivery cannula having a proximal end and a distal end and an external surface with at least one expandable member located on the external surface of at least one catheter or needle. The delivery cannula is inserted... Agent:

20140243787 - Pharmaceutical injection device, method for controlling pharmaceutical injection device, and recording medium: A pharmaceutical injection device comprises a main body case (2); a pharmaceutical syringe mounting component (3) that is provided inside the main body case (2) and onto which a pharmaceutical syringe (4) is mounted; a piston (5) provided movably with respect to the pharmaceutical syringe (4) mounted onto the pharmaceutical... Agent: Panasonic Healthcare Co., Ltd

20140243788 - Transdermal adhesive patch assembly with removable microneedle array and method of using same: A transdermal adhesive patch assembly and method of using same. The assembly can include a backing, and an adhesive and a matrix coupled to the backing. The matrix can include an active ingredient. The assembly can further include a microneedle array in at least partially overlapping relationship with the matrix;... Agent:

20140243789 - Subcutaneous dialysis catheter with ultrasound agitation: A subcutaneous, venous catheter is provided in conjunction with a method of installation in hemodialysis treatments. The catheter has an implantable hub attached to a first end of the primary lumen. An anchoring back plate is pivottably secured to the catheter hub and surgically anchored to underlying musculature. Once the... Agent:

20140243790 - Apparatus and methods for accessing the lymphatic system: Systems and methods are provided for performing a medical procedure within a patient's body that involves a thoracic duct including an ostium communicating with the patient's venous system. An apparatus is provided that includes a catheter including proximal and distal ends and a lumen extending therebetween. An expandable sealing member... Agent:

20140243791 - Biomaterial delivery device: A biomaterial delivery device includes an elongated handheld powder storage conduit with proximal and distal ends and a bore having a central axis. The proximal end is closed by a movable powder dispensing actuator, and the distal end is closed by an openable sealing nib moveable from its closed to... Agent: Medtronic Xomed, Inc.

20140243792 - Biomaterial delivery device: A biomaterial delivery device includes an elongated handheld powder storage conduit with proximal and distal ends and a bore having a central axis. The proximal end is closed by a movable powder dispensing actuator, and the distal end is closed by an openable sealing nib moveable from its closed to... Agent: Medtronic Xomed, Inc.

20140243793 - Delivery devices for nasopharyngeal mucosa targets: b

20140243794 - Device and method for delivering a dose of medicament comprising activated carbon particles: A device for delivering a dose of medicament comprising activated carbon particles to a patient's rectal cavity has a rectally-insertable cannula. The cannula has a proximal opening, a distal opening and a cavity defined between the proximal and distal openings for containing the medicament. An openable closure spans the proximal... Agent: Ferring B.v.

20140243795 - Reservoir device for intraocular drug delivery: A delivery device that allows for the sustained release of an agent, particularly useful for the sustained release of a therapeutic agent to limited access regions, such as the posterior chamber of the eye and inner ear. The delivery device is minimally invasive, refillable and may be easily fixed to... Agent: Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine

20140243796 - Catheter shaft and method of manufacture: A method of manufacturing a catheter assembly generally includes providing a catheter shaft having an outer layer and an inner reinforcing layer; removing at least a portion of the outer layer from a length of the distal end of the catheter shaft in order to expose a distal segment thereof;... Agent: St. Jude Medical, Atrial Fibrillation Division, Inc.

20140243797 - Fluid line connectors: A male luer connector includes a body having a first end configured to be connected to a fluid line, a second end opposed to the first end, and a body longitudinal axis. The second end is configured to be inserted into and form a luer slip connection with a female... Agent: Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc.

20140243798 - Liquid catheter, particularly a urinary catheter, method and delivery device: A liquid catheter, in particular a urinary catheter, includes a catheter shaft part (21) with a longitudinal liquid channel extending between a proximal and distal side thereof, and an anchoring body (22). The catheter body is intended to be received fully internally in a body cavity, such as in particular... Agent: Iq+ Investments N.v.

  
08/21/2014 > 68 patent applications in 53 patent subcategories.

20140236063 - Arteriovenous access valve system and process: In accordance with certain aspects of the present disclosure, a subcutaneous arteriovenous graft system is described. The system includes an arteriovenous graft having an arterial end and an opposite venous end, at least one of the arterial end and venous end including a support frame. The system further includes a... Agent: Creativasc Medical, LLC

20140236064 - Devices and methods for forming an anastomosis: Devices and methods for deploying an anastomotic stent between portions of the gastro-intestinal (GI) tract are disclosed. The anastomotic stents are configured to atraumatically engage the tissue walls and to permit the flow of fluid, partially digested food, and food. The stents can be deployed using endoscopic catheter devices, laparoscopic... Agent:

20140236065 - Intraocular shunt deployment device: An intraocular shunt deployment device can release an intraocular shunt into an eye using a deployment mechanism that coordinates action between a pusher component, a shaft component, and a housing of the device. The deployment mechanism causes axial movement of the components in response to a rotational input force.... Agent:

20140236067 - Adjustable glaucoma implant: Methods and devices for adjusting or configuring the flow rate of an intraocular shunt are provided whereby hypotony can be avoided by increasing the flow rate through the device. In some embodiments, the device is a shunt that can have a first flow that can be modified to a second... Agent: Aquesys, Inc.

20140236066 - Adjustable intraocular flow regulation: Methods and devices for adjusting or configuring the flow rate of an intraocular shunt are provided whereby hypotony can be avoided by increasing the flow rate through the device. In some embodiments, the device is a shunt that can have a first flow that can be modified to a second... Agent: Aquesys, Inc.

20140236068 - Glaucoma shunts with flow management and improved surgical performance: A method of treating glaucoma in an eye by managing fluid flow past an implanted shunt having an elastomeric plate and a non-valved elastomeric drainage tube. The plate is positioned over a sclera of the eye with an outflow end of the elastomeric drainage tube open to an outer face... Agent: Abbott Medical Optics Inc.

20140236071 - Light-enabled drug delivery: Conjugates are provided which comprise a membrane permeable drug linked to a moiety that is not membrane permeable. Attachment of the moiety that is not membrane permeable prevents the drug from crossing cell membranes and entering cells. However, exposure to light either i) breaks the linkage, releasing the drug and... Agent:

20140236070 - Linear expression cassettes and uses thereof: Provided herein are linear nucleic expression cassettes and methods of using same in a non-invasive method of vaccination. The method combines electroporation and linear DNA constructs encoding antigens to elicit antigen-specific immune responses.... Agent:

20140236069 - Pharmacokinetics of iontophoretic sumatriptan administration: Improved pharmacokinetic profiles for the iontophoretic delivery of sumatriptan are described.... Agent: Nupathe, Inc.

20140236072 - Systems and methods for maintaining breast or udder health: Provided herein are systems and methods for maintaining breast or udder health. The systems include a first container comprising a top and a bottom, one or more cups attached to the top of the container and a first temperature-controlling element for providing vapor from the container to a breast or... Agent:

20140236073 - Nitric oxide therapies: A method for delivering nitric oxide therapy to a subject can include administering a composition including a nitric-oxide releasing agent and silica to the subject and releasing a therapeutic amount of nitric oxide from the composition.... Agent:

20140236074 - Pneumatic device for treating intussusception: The pneumatic system for intussusception treatment, i.e., invagination of a segment of the intestine into an adjacent segment, includes a pressurized gas supply connected to a series of filters, valves, regulators, and sensors connected to a rectal insertion tube to introduce gas at moderate pressure into the intestine of the... Agent: King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University For Health Sciences

20140236075 - Hollow needlelike object and method for manufacturing hollow needlelike object: According to one embodiment, a method for manufacturing a hollow needlelike object including a hollow part inside includes: a step of preparing a first needlelike-object base having a face comprising a groove forming at least a part of the hollow part; and a step of covering the face of the... Agent: Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.

20140236076 - Injection devices: An injection device operable to deliver a dose of medicament from a syringe or cartridge includes a temperature-sensitive arrangement for inhibiting operation thereof under predetermined temperature conditions. This may include a thermally responsive element that adopts a position in which operation of the device is inhibited when a temperature level... Agent: Owen Mumford Limited

20140236077 - Body-associated receiver and method: Receivers, which may be external or implantable, are provided. Aspects of receivers of the invention include the presence of one or more of: a high power-low power module; an intermediary module; a power supply module configured to activate and deactivate one or more power supplies to a high power processing... Agent: Proteus Digital Health, Inc

20140236078 - Transplanted cell containment and nutrition device: The present invention provides an implanted device that promotes the protection and maintenance of transplanted cells in a host body. The system would provide the transplanted cells with a safe, nutritious environment for survival and would also be suitable for removal of the waste products generated by the cells... Agent:

20140236079 - Method and apparatus for controling flow rates and patterns of human milk secretion by a breast pump: The invention relates to an apparatus and method to control the flow rates and pattern of human milk secretion while using a breast pump. The apparatus comprises a breast pump having a linear source of vacuum and a communication port for communicating with an external source of information on milk... Agent: Vasa Applied Technologies Ltd.

20140236080 - Pary-xylene based microfilm elution devices: This invention is in the field of controlled elution devices for therapeutic delivery. There exists a need for a stand-alone capable device for the localized and extended delivery of a therapeutic. This need is overcome by the present invention having an examplary embodiment comprised of a microfilm base (12), a... Agent: Cute Lovable Teddy Bear, LLC.

20140236081 - Fistula catheter: A fistula catheter that can prevent separating from the fistula by an inner balloon even if an outer balloon collapses by configuring an internal fixed part with an inner side balloon and an outer side balloon is disclosed. The fistula catheter A has an external fixed part, a supply tube... Agent:

20140236082 - Biocompatible carrier containing a bioadhesive material: A biocompatible carrier for delivery of a therapeutic substance or an active agent is disclosed. The carrier contains a bioadhesive material allowing for increased residence time of the active agent at the treatment site.... Agent: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.

20140236083 - Medical tubing: A medical tube has a tube wall, a first end and a second end. At least one heater wire is wrapped around the wall. Near or at one of the first end or the second end, there is at least one recess in an outer surface of the wall. The... Agent: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited

20140236084 - Automatic injection device with delay mechanism including dual functioning biasing member: An automatic injection apparatus including a delay mechanism for properly delivering medication prior to the needled syringe of the apparatus being retracted. In one form, the delay mechanism includes a shuttle for the syringe, a follower, a locking member, a damping compound between the follower and a supporting surface to... Agent: Eli Lilly And Company

20140236085 - Device for a syringe: The invention provides an accessory (10) for a Loss of Resistance Syringe (20), the accessory comprising a coiled spring (12) attachable to the exterior of the syringe for biasing the plunger (22) towards the barrel (24) of the syringe. When the plunger of the syringe is withdrawn, the spring is... Agent: Epikwik International Ag

20140236086 - Fluid delivery device needle retraction mechanisms, cartridges and expandable hydraulic fluid seals: A fluid delivery device includes an automatic needle retraction mechanism configured to automatically retract a delivery end of a needle into a housing. In one embodiment, the needle assembly is configured to automatically withdraw the delivery end of the needle into the housing upon an actuator moving from the first... Agent: Valeritas, Inc.

20140236087 - Infusion device having gear assembly initialization: Apparatus are provided for infusion devices and related operating methods. An exemplary infusion device includes a housing to receive a shaft coupled to a plunger disposed in a reservoir and a gear assembly including a first gear to engage the shaft, wherein the first gear exhibits rotational freedom in a... Agent: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.

20140236088 - Expandable sheath and system for intravascular insertion of a medical implement using the same: The expandable sheath and system for intravascular insertion of a medical implement includes a cannula for entering a lumen of a vascular vessel of a patient, a guide wire insertable into the lumen, an introducer and dilator adapted to follow the guide wire into the lumen, an expandable sheath positioned... Agent:

20140236090 - Integrated microneedle array delivery system: The present disclosure provides low-profile systems and methods for delivering a microneedle array. A delivery system includes a housing that may be secured to and temporarily worn on a patient's skin. A carrier assembly coupled to a microneedle array is received in the housing proximate a stored energy device. The... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20140236089 - System for transporting fluid across or into a biological barrier, device and capsule as part of the system: The invention relates to a system (1) for transporting fluid across or into a biological barrier, the system comprises a device (10) having a housing with at least one abutment surface for abutting the biological barrier. A capsule is to be received in the housing comprising a substrate (21) from... Agent:

20140236091 - Body portal anchors and systems: Anchors for securing a therapy device such as a therapy catheter relative to a burr hole, and systems and methods for using the same. Anchors in accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure may include a connector for securing the therapy catheter to a delivery catheter, wherein the connector is... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20140236092 - Display arrangement for a drug delivery device: The present invention relates to a display arrangement for a drug delivery device, comprising: a first display member comprising numerous surface portions having at least two different but interrelated appearances and being alternately arranged along a first direction, and a second display member comprising a light modulating structure to modulate... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20140236093 - Handheld medicament injection device with illuminated dose button: A cartridge holder is presented having a first cartridge retainer, at least a second cartridge retainer and a locking device for each cartridge retainer, wherein each cartridge retainer is configured to receive a medicament reservoir and wherein each cartridge retainer is movable between a closed and an open position, wherein... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20140236094 - Medicament delivery device and actuation mechanism for a drug delivery device: Described is an actuation mechanism for a medicament delivery device having a needle with a distal tip. The actuation mechanism comprises an outer sleeve telescopically relative to the delivery device and an inner sleeve telescopically arranged relative to the outer sleeve. The outer sleeve is axially translatable relative to the... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20140236095 - Needle safety device: Described is a needle safety device comprising a needle hub, a needle coupled to the needle hub and having a distal tip; a needle shield telescopically coupled to the needle hub, the needle shield, a locking element including latch arms adapted to engage the needle hub and engagement elements adapted... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20140236096 - Drug delivery device and method for a drug delivery device: A drug delivery device is provided comprising a housing comprising a distal end and a proximal end and a cartridge adapted and arranged to contain at least one dose of a drug, a bung being movably arranged within the cartridge. In an initial state of the device, the bung is... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20140236097 - Assembly for a drug delivery device: An injection device for injection of set doses of medicine from a cartridge, in which one or more friction wheels engage linear bearing surfaces during dose setting and dose delivery.... Agent: Sanofii-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20140236098 - Intraocular injection device: Described is a medicament delivery device comprising a needle and a layer of a composition coupled to at least a portion of the needle. The composition has a low viscosity and a low surface tension.... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20140236099 - Indwelling catheter: An indwelling catheter including: a hollow catheter base having a tip and a back end, the back end being able to receive and connect a male connector; a tube provided at the tip of the catheter base; a flexible hemostasis valve installed inside the catheter base; a pusher installed at... Agent:

20140236100 - Needle safety device: Described is a needle safety device comprising a needle hub having a radial protrusion, a needle coupled to the needle hub and having a distal tip, and an inner sleeve telescopically coupled to the needle hub. The inner sleeve includes a first track adapted to engage the radial protrusion. The... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20140236101 - Medical tubings made of a polymer material: Medical tubing (T), such as a guidewire, a stent, a catheter or a hollow needle, made of a kinked rigid-rod polyarylene exhibiting a outstanding characteristics including high torqueability, high pushability and high flexibility and which can be easily thin-wall extruded under especially harsh conditions.... Agent: Solvay Advanced Polymers, L.L.C.

20140236102 - Method for manufacturing needle-equipped outer tube, and needle-equipped outer tube: A method for manufacturing a needle-equipped outer tube includes providing a needle; providing a joint member having a needle insertion hole into which the needle is insertable; providing an outer tube comprising a connection section at a first axial end portion of the outer tube; pressing the joint member, with... Agent: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140236103 - Peri-vascular tissue ablation catheter with support structures: An intravascular catheter for peri-vascular and/or peri-urethral tissue ablation includes multiple needles advanced through supported guide tubes which expand around a central axis to engage the interior surface of the wall of the renal artery or other vessel of a human body allowing the injection an ablative fluid for ablating... Agent: Ablative Solutions, Inc.

20140236104 - Punch-reducing cannula: The present invention relates to a new bevel or grinding for a punch-reducing cannula, i.e. a cannula which reduces punching particles, and, in particular, to a punch-reducing cannula having a beveled or ground end as well as to a method for manufacturing a cannula which reduces punching particles.... Agent:

20140236105 - Dual reservoir implantable access port: An implantable access port for use in transferring fluid transdermally between an external fluid storage or dispensing device and a site within a patient is disclosed. The access port includes a body, at least two reservoirs defined within the access port body, and at least one septum secured to the... Agent: Angiodynamics, Inc.

20140236106 - System and method for determining a fill status of a canister of fluid in a reduced pressure treatment system: A reduced pressure treatment system is provided that includes a canister that is fluidly connected to a tissue site and is configured to receive fluid drawn from the tissue site under the influence of a reduced pressure. A reduced pressure source provides the reduced pressure and is fluidly connected to... Agent: Kci Licensing, Inc.

20140236107 - Absorbent hygienic or personal care product having a strip-like component with a content of at least one heavy metal present in elemental or ionic form: The present invention relates to an absorbent hygienic or personal care product having an absorption body with a content of super-absorbent polymer based on acrylates, wherein said hygienic or personal care product further comprises a strip-like component having a content of at least one heavy metal present in elemental or... Agent:

20140236108 - Multi-lumen connector: Apparatus is disclosed for applying negative pressure to a wound site to promote healing. The apparatus includes a porous pad for application to the wound, a suction tube linking the porous pad to a source of negative pressure, a container for collecting fluid exudate from the wound interposed between the... Agent: Kci Licensing, Inc.

20140236109 - Vacuum assisted wound dressing: Apparatus for the application of topical negative pressure therapy to a wound site is described, the apparatus comprising: a wound contacting element for retaining wound exudate fluid therein; a wound covering element that provides a substantially airtight seal over the wound contacting element and wound site; a vacuum connection tube... Agent: Smith & Nephew PLC

20140236110 - Tissue specimen retrieval bag, method for retrieving tissue: Provided is a tissue retrieval bag. The bag is made primarily of a first material, the bag having a region defining an opening; a pleated fold intersecting the opening. The bag has at least one porthole on at least one side of the bag. The at least one porthole is... Agent: Anchor Products Co., Inc.

20140236111 - Methods and systems for ostomy care: Disclosed are computer-based systems and media for providing an interactive ostomy treatment guide, and methods of using the same, the guide comprising: a software module configured to receive ostomy assessment information, the assessment information comprising one or more of: condition of skin adjacent an ostomy, topographical location of any peristomal... Agent: Convatec, Inc.

20140236112 - Wound dressing: The present application is concerned with an improved wound dressing for use in the treatment of skin wounds with some level of exudation, especially for use in those wounds which are infected or under risk of being infected by microorganisms.... Agent: Bsn Medical Gmbh

20140236113 - Absorbent article: A disposable absorbent article worn about the lower torso of a wearer includes at least one serviceable indicium that facilitates the process of fitting the absorbent article to the wearer by providing an apparent visual and physical indication when the article is not properly fitted. The apparent visual and physical... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company

20140236114 - Disposable absorbent article having serviceable indicia indicating improper fit: A disposable absorbent article worn about the lower torso of a wearer includes at least one serviceable indicium that facilitates the process of fitting the absorbent article to the wearer by providing an apparent visual and physical indication when the article is not properly fitted. The apparent visual and physical... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company

20140236115 - Fastening systems for use with absorbent articles: A fastener for a disposable absorbent article, having a fixed portion attachable to the article, a connective portion joined to and contiguous with the fixed portion, and a folding line disposed between the fixed and connective portions. The fastener may be free of a release tape. The fastener may further... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company

20140236116 - Fastening systems for use with absorbent articles: A fastener for a disposable absorbent article, having a fixed portion attachable to the article, a connective portion joined to and contiguous with the fixed portion, and a folding line disposed between the fixed and connective portions, and the fastening member has a plurality of engaging elements outwardly extending from... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company

20140236117 - Disposable patient interface: The present invention is directed to a patient interface for use with an injector assembly, the patient interface having a removable cap, wherein removal of the cap after an injection disables the patient interface to prevent re-use.... Agent: Pulse Needlefree Systems, Inc.

20140236118 - Deep vein thrombosis therapeutic methods: The invention provides methods for diagnosing and treating deep vein thrombosis and other conditions associated with occluded or constricted vessels. According to certain aspects, methods of the invention involve inserting a sensing device into a vessel having a thrombus therein, assessing, with the sensing device, one or more functional parameters... Agent: Volcano Corporation

20140236120 - Adjustable stiffness catheter: The present invention relates to a catheter that has adjustable stiffness that enables a user to select the stiffness of at least one region of the catheter during insertion and navigation through a body lumen. A preferred embodiment of the invention works in combination with a guidewire to enable placement... Agent:

20140236119 - Method for processing infusion data and an infusion pump system: A distributed infusion pump system is provided with long-term recording of the type of medication, nutrition or hydration, pump output pressure, corresponding infusion flow, infusion flow resistance, and an automatic or manual alarm in the event that thresholds applied to these parameters or their derivatives are exceeded.... Agent: Micrel Medical Devices S.a.

20140236121 - Syringe: A syringe (1) for mixing and ejecting an active pharmaceutical ingredient is disclosed. The syringe (1) comprises a syringe body (2) defining a first lumen (8), a first plunger (4) arranged movably in said first lumen (8), said first plunger (4) being hollow, thereby defining a second lumen (9) being... Agent: Bioneer A/s

20140236122 - Elastic introducer sheath: An elastic percutaneous elastic introducer sheath is disclosed which can locally expand and reduce to accommodate a transcatheter medical device. The elastic introducer sheath includes a non-circumferentially continuous elastic frame, a liner, and a jacket.... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20140236123 - Elastic introducer sheath: An elastic percutaneous elastic introducer sheath is disclosed which can locally expand and reduce to accommodate a transcatheter medical device. The elastic introducer sheath includes a non-circumferentially continuous elastic frame, a liner, and a jacket.... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20140236124 - Catheter: A catheter has an intermediate layer with a constant thickness in first and second adjacent portion, and the adhesive strength between the intermediate layer and an inner layer is uniform. When the catheter is curved, the movement of a braid caused by the curving of the catheter can be uniformly... Agent: Asahi Intecc Co., Ltd.

20140236125 - Catheter wire: A catheter wire includes a core bundle formed by twisting a plurality of core wires each including a solid conductor covered with an insulation, a tape layer formed by spirally winding a binding tape on an outer periphery of the core bundle, a shield layer formed by spirally winding a... Agent: Hitachi Cable, Ltd.

20140236126 - Multiconductor or multipolar guidewire: This invention is a multipolar or multi-conductor guidewire which can be navigated or steered through the vasculature from outside a patient's body to perform a medical procedure within the patient's vasculature. In one embodiment, a guidewire of this invention has at least 4, preferably at least 6, to as many... Agent:

20140236128 - Method and apparatus for fluid delivery: A method for delivering fluid to a brain of a subject using a modular fluid delivery apparatus is described. The method comprises taking a subject having a first part of the modular fluid delivery apparatus subcutaneously implanted therein, the first part of the modular fluid delivery apparatus comprising a first... Agent: Renishaw (ireland) Limited

20140236127 - Occlusive implants for hollow anatomical structures, delivery systems, and related methods: An implant arid delivery system including a female coupler at a proximal end of the implant and a male coupler at a distal end of an elongate tubular delivery member. The male coupler is insertable within the female coupler and expandable under the influence of an elongate control member that... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140236129 - Gastric sizing systems including instruments for use in bariatric surgery: Systems and methods for effecting bariatric procedures are disclosed. Each system includes an instrument, a control valve and, optionally, a suction controller. The instrument is in the form of an elongated, flexible member having a distal end portion arranged for anchoring the instrument in the patient's stomach and for enabling... Agent: Boehringer Laboratories LLC

20140236130 - Catheter: This invention identifies cavitation as a damaging problem in catheterizing, such cavitation occurring upon removal of the catheter from the urethra. This invention shows venting the catheter tip to reduce cavitation related damage to the urinary track upon catheter removal. This invention discloses methods to reduce or prevent cavitation damage... Agent:

  
08/14/2014 > 87 patent applications in 64 patent subcategories.

20140228733 - Left atrial appendage shunt: A left atrial appendage shunt for reducing blood clot formation in a left atrial appendage includes a first artificially created opening through a wall of the left atrial appendage and a second artificially created opening through a wall of a target cardiovascular structure. A circulation conduit fluidly connects an interior... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20140228734 - Multi-lumen ventricular drainage catheter: A shunt includes a housing having an inlet, an outlet and a flow control mechanism disposed within the housing. A ventricular catheter is connected to the inlet of the housing. The catheter has a longitudinal length, a proximal end, a distal end, and an inner lumen extending therethrough. The inner... Agent: Depuy Synthes Products, LLC

20140228735 - Delivery device with invertible diaphragm: A method and device are disclosed for delivering items into the body of a subject. The device is elongated, and includes a flexible diaphragm having a proximal face and a distal face. The diaphragm is inverted into the device to form a receptacle that holds an item to be delivered.... Agent: Tristar Wellness Solutions, Inc.

20140228737 - Method and device for transdermal delivery of substances: A device for delivering an active agent to a dermal or mucosal surface comprising: a) a first portion configured to define a delivery surface for presentation to a dermal or mucosal surface to deliver an active agent; and b) a second portion configured as a body to be held by... Agent: International Scientific Pty Ltd

20140228738 - Neural element comprising nanowires and support layer: Provided is a neural device including a nanowire and a support layer. Further, provided is a neural device including: a substrate, at least one nanowire which is fixed on the substrate at a lengthwise end thereof to extend vertically and inserted into nerves to obtain electrical signals from nerve fibers... Agent: Industry-academic Cooperation Foundation, Yonsei University

20140228736 - Transdermal integrated actuator device, methods of making and using same: Providing a method for monitoring an analyte extracted from a patient and delivering a permeant composition to the patient. The method includes the steps of a) contacting a poration device to a tissue membrane of the patient, the poration device including at least one porator array; b) actuating poration of... Agent: Nitto Denko Corporation

20140228739 - Methods and apparatus for renal neuromodulation: Methods and apparatus are provided for renal neuromodulation using a pulsed electric field to effectuate electroporation or electrofusion. It is expected that renal neuromodulation (e.g., denervation) may, among other things, reduce expansion of an acute myocardial infarction, reduce or prevent the onset of morphological changes that are affiliated with congestive... Agent: Medtronic Ardian Luxembourg S.a.r.l.

20140228740 - Method of producing substances with supersaturated gas, transdermal delivery thereof, and uses thereof: The present specification disclosed a noninvasive transdermal delivery device that relates generally to a handheld mechanical apparatus for noninvasive transdermal administration of gas, small to large water-soluble (hydrophilic) pharmaceutical agents, vitamins, and other therapeutic agents. Components of such delivery devices, methods of producing a substance comprising a supersaturated amount of... Agent: Invisiderm, LLC

20140228741 - Intracorporeal gas exchange devices, systems and methods: A system for intracorporeal gas exchange includes a flexible, rotatable shaft; a plurality of axially spaced agitation mechanisms positioned on the rotatable shaft, such that the rotatable shaft can flex between the axially spaced agitation mechanisms; a plurality of hollow gas permeable fibers adapted to permit diffusion of gas between... Agent: University Of Pittsburgh - Of The Commonwealth System Of Higher Education

20140228742 - Split-tip catheter including lateral distal openings: A split-tip catheter for placement within the vasculature of a patient and for use in hemodialysis or other suitable procedures. In one embodiment, the split-tip catheter includes a catheter body defining a first lumen and a second lumen, and a split distal region extending from a distal end of the... Agent: C. R. Bard, Inc.

20140228743 - System for monitoring safety in medication delivery for diabetes management: An integrated diabetes management (IDM) system includes a safety layer which, in one configuration has two components, one located between a glucose sensor and a controller and a second component located between a controller and a pump, to monitor various aspects of signals and modify those signals for compatibility and... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.

20140228744 - Appliances and compositions for oral use and methods for treating the oral mucosa, lips, and perioral regions: Appliances for oral use including compositions containing polymetal complexes useful in treating disorders of the oral mucosa, lips, and perioral region are described.... Agent: Jr Chem, LLC

20140228745 - Delivery system for in situ forming foams and methods of using the same: Delivery systems for in situ forming foam formulations are provided. The devices may include various actuation mechanisms and may entrain air into fluid formulation components in a variety of ways, including mixing with air and the addition of compressed gas.... Agent:

20140228746 - Reconstitution device: An apparatus comprises a plunger able to fit in a cartridge or syringe. The plunger includes an outer portion and a deflection portion. The outer portion is able to engage the body of the cartridge or syringe. The outer portion is operable to apply a first radial force to the... Agent: Glucago, LLC

20140228747 - Recessed bolus: Disclosed is a bolus comprising: a bolus body comprising a matrix material and one or more biologically beneficial substances contained in and/or on the matrix; wherein the exterior surface of the bolus body is shaped so as to have a least one recessed portion; and at least part of the... Agent: Animax Ltd

20140228748 - Drug delivery catheters that attach to tissue and methods for their use: A system and method for delivering a drug to a target site within a patient's body. The system and method include a steerable guide catheter and a drug delivery catheter. The steerable guide catheter has a first extension tube and a second extension tube that are joined together and form... Agent: Biocardia, Inc.

20140228749 - Noncircular inner lumen guiding catheter with assisted variable support: A noncircular inner lumen guiding catheter with assisted variable support has an inner wall defining a noncircular cross-sectional shaped lumen for use in delivery of multiple microcatheters or other devices for treatment of neurovascular defects, such as for treatment of aneurysms. The noncircular inner lumen guiding catheter with assisted variable... Agent: Depuy Synthes Products, LLC

20140228750 - Medical device for dispersing medicaments: For selective treatment of diseased tissue sections or organ parts, the surface of medical devices entering into contact with areas thereof under pressure is coated with lipophilic substantially water-insoluble medicaments binding to various tissue components with good adherence thereto, said medicaments having an effect thereupon a short time after entering... Agent: Bayer Intellectual Property Gmbh

20140228751 - Medical device for dispersing medicaments: For selective treatment of diseased tissue sections or organ parts, the surface of medical devices entering into contact with areas thereof under pressure is coated with lipophilic substantially water-insoluble medicaments binding to various tissue components with good adherence thereto, said medicaments having an effect thereupon a short time after entering... Agent: Bayer Intellectual Property Gmbh

20140228752 - Medical device for dispersing medicaments: For selective treatment of diseased tissue sections or organ parts, the surface of medical devices entering into contact with areas thereof under pressure is coated with lipophilic substantially water-insoluble medicaments binding to various tissue components with good adherence thereto, said medicaments having an effect thereupon a short time after entering... Agent: Bayer Intellectual Property Gmbh

20140228753 - Spring auto-disable syringe: An auto-disable syringe is provided. The auto-disable syringe includes an injection tube connected to a needle seat and an injection needle connected to an auto-disable member. The auto-disable member connected to the injection needle is disposed on the needle seat. The injection tube is internally provided with a stopper and... Agent: Shanxi Xinhuamei Medical Apparatus Co., Ltd.

20140228754 - Tamper evident needle guard for syringes: A medicine injection device comprises a cartridge having a cartridge barrel and a plunger having a plunger shaft slidable within the cartridge barrel. The cartridge may have, e.g., a pre-filled medicine. The medicine injection device further comprises a body having a proximal end, a distal end, and a cavity in... Agent: Safety Syringes, Inc.

20140228755 - Fluid balance monitoring system with fluid infusion pump for medical treatment: Novel fluid delivery systems are disclosed to improve the delivery of bio-compatible fluids to a patient. The systems can include a housing having a bladder pressurized by a pressurization unit so that fluid flow rate can be controlled, changed and/or monitored. The systems can also include a scale and/or a... Agent: Athena Gtx, Inc.

20140228756 - Instrument for assisting a user during injection, a method of use and a system comprising said instrument: The present invention relates to an instrument (1) for assisting a user during injection of a substance by a delivery system (2), said instrument comprising: A grip unit (5) and means for attaching the grip unit to the delivery system. Said grip unit is arranged to be held by a... Agent: In.tool Aps

20140228757 - Bent syringes and devices including same: Bent syringes, mounting systems for bent syringes, and devices incorporating bent syringes are described herein. The syringes include a bent cylindrical body bent about a radius and a plunger bent about the radius of the bent cylindrical body and configured and arranged to be received by the proximal open end... Agent: Medrad, Inc.

20140228758 - Elastomeric infusion pump: A rugged elastomeric infusion pump capable of storing sterile fluids under pressure for intravenous medical use within an elastomeric bladder, wherein said elastomeric bladder is surrounded by a rugged outer shell having a proximal and distal parts with respect to the elastomeric bladder, said distal part comprising one or more... Agent: Combativ Inc.

20140228760 - Integrated package: The present invention generally relates to skin-mountable devices. A device in accordance with the invention comprises a first skin-mountable unit having a mounting surface comprising adhesive means for adhering the unit to the skin of a subject, and a second handling unit releasably attached to the skin-mountable unit. The handling... Agent: Novo Nordisk A/s

20140228759 - Liquid-medicine administration device, puncture device, liquid-medicine filling device, liquid-medicine filling method, and liquid-medicine filling system: To improve user-friendliness, a remaining liquid-medicine amount of a liquid-medicine bag obtained by subtracting a liquid medicine dose administered to a user by driving a dispensing portion from a liquid medicine amount filled in a liquid-medicine bag using the liquid-medicine filling device is displayed on a display portion. Therefore, it... Agent: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140228761 - Multi-language / multi-processor infusion pump assembly: An infusion pump assembly includes a reservoir assembly configured to contain an infusible fluid. A motor assembly is configured to act upon the reservoir assembly and dispense at least a portion of the infusible fluid contained within the reservoir assembly. Processing logic is configured to control the motor assembly. The... Agent: Deka Products Limited Partnership

20140228762 - Continuous multi-fluid pump device, drive and actuating system and method: A fluid pump device is operable by a drive and actuating system. The fluid pump device includes a pump manifold, a plurality of pump cylinders, a plunger reciprocally operable in each of the pump cylinders, and at least one inlet selector valve. The pump cylinders may extend proximally from the... Agent:

20140228763 - Pharmaceutical injection device: This pharmaceutical injection device comprises a main body case (2) that has an injection needle insertion and retraction opening (1); pharmaceutical syringe mounting portion (3) that is provided within the main body case (2); a piston (5) that is provided movably with respect to a pharmaceutical syringe (4) that is... Agent: Panasonic Healthcare Co., Ltd.

20140228764 - Catheter with variable attachment means: The invention relates to a design for securing tubes, catheters, drains, or other tubular medical devices within the body of a mammal, for example a human, and methods of securing same. The invention includes a first tubular body and at least one second tubular body. The first tubular body includes... Agent:

20140228765 - Needle penetration detection method and device for refillable and implantable drug delivery systems: A refillable and implantable infusion apparatus and method that includes a needle penetration detector that detects and indications the position of a needle relative to a septum of a drug reservoir of the implantable infusion apparatus. With the needle position data, medical professionals may better ensure they are injecting drugs... Agent: Flowonix Medical Incorporated

20140228766 - Pharmaceutical injection system: This pharmaceutical injection system is provided with a pharmaceutical injection device, a charging device, a detector, and an alarm section. The pharmaceutical injection device has a main body case and a pharmaceutical syringe mounting portion provided within the main body case and to which a pharmaceutical syringe is removably mounted.... Agent: Panasonic Healthcare Co., Ltd.

20140228768 - Handheld medicament injection device with illuminated dose button: The present invention discloses a handheld medical device having a housing, at least one user activatable button mounted on a surface of the housing, and a light source mounted within the housing below the button and arranged to direct light towards the button. Substantially the whole of the button and... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20140228767 - Injection apparatus: An injection apparatus includes a counter wheel that is incremented by the dose delivery mechanism each time the device is fired. The apparatus includes a final dose disabling mechanism that prevents further usage once the final dose has been delivered. An anti-tamper feature is provided to prevent inadvertent or premature... Agent: Owen Mumford Limited

20140228769 - Medical delivery device with an initial locked state, intermediate priming state and a medicament delivery state: Provided is a medicament delivery device having an initial locked state, an intermediate priming state, and a medicament delivery state. The medicament delivery device is configured such that individual dose setting and activation of medicament delivery is prevented until the cap at the proximate end of the medicament delivery device... Agent: Shl Group Ab

20140228770 - Needle safety device: Described is a needle safety device comprising a needle hub having an inner surface with a bearing element, a needle coupled to the needle hub and having a distal tip, a needle shield telescopically coupled to the needle hub. The needle shield comprises an outer sleeve coupled to an inner... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20140228771 - Needle safety device: Described is a needle safety device, comprising a support body having a first aperture adapted to allow passage of a needle, and a needle shield having a cover face and a distal face and a second aperture formed in the distal face adapted to allow passage of the needle. The... Agent:

20140228772 - Needle safety device: Described is a safety needle device comprising a needle hub including a guide track, a needle coupled to the needle hub, and a needle shield telescopically coupled to the needle hub. The guide track includes a first axial section, a second axial section, and a locking section. The needle has... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20140228773 - Needleless connector and access port disinfection cleaner and antimicrobial protection cap: A protective cap having a first cap and a second cap that are removably coupled together for use in short-term and long-term antimicrobial treatment of needleless connectors and access ports of an infusion system. The instant invention further provides a protective cap having a first cap and a second cap... Agent: Becton, Dickinson And Company

20140228774 - Mold for gasket for prefilled syringe: The present invention aims to provide a gasket for a pre-filled syringe which has excellent air-tightness and liquid-tightness and a mold for forming the gasket. The present invention relate to a mold for a gasket laminated with an inactive film for a pre-filled syringe, wherein at least a surface of... Agent: Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd.

20140228775 - Blood control iv catheter with stationary septum activator: A system and method is provided for applying an anti-pathogenic material to various surfaces of a medical device, wherein the method includes identifying various surfaces of the medical tests which include noncritical dimensions, and limiting the application of the anti-pathogenic material to those surfaces. Some aspects of the invention further... Agent: Becton, Dickinson And Company

20140228776 - Infusion check valve for medical devices: An intravascular valve assembly having a valve case and a flexible pressure-actuated flow control valve. The valve case includes attached proximal and distal case portions that present respective spaced apart fluid ports and a fluid passageway extending between the ports. The flexible pressure-actuated flow control valve is disposed within the... Agent: Nexus Medical, LLC

20140228777 - Medical valve connector: Disclosed herein is a valve assembly comprising a male luer end portion and a female luer end portion and a passage for the transfer of fluids extending between the male and female luer end portions, valve means movable between a first position, in which the passage is closed, and a... Agent: Icu Medical, Inc.

20140228778 - Septum actuator with insertion depth limiter and compression compensator: A multi-use intravenous infusion assembly is presented which includes a septum actuator having various features to prevent over-insertion of the septum actuator through a slit in a blood control septum. By preventing over-insertion of the septum actuator, the slit of the septum is able to repeatedly self-close following removal of... Agent: Becton, Dickinson And Company

20140228780 - Needle assembly for drug pump: An apparatus (110) includes an activation mechanism (20) and a safety latch (122). The activation mechanism is operative to deploy a needle (116) to protrude out of a housing (112), the needle (116) having a longitudinal axis. The safety latch (122) is movably mounted on the housing (112) and formed... Agent: Medimop Medical Projects Ltd.

20140228779 - Needle shield assembly: Described is a needle shield assembly comprising an inner body adapted to receive a needle and an outer body coupled to the inner body. The inner body comprises a proximal portion having a first outer diameter (D4) and a distal portion having a second outer diameter. The first outer diameter... Agent:

20140228781 - Body-space drainage-tube debris removal: In accordance with embodiments of the present invention, a debris removal system is provided for a body-space drainage system having one or more body tubes with a body tube lumen disposed therein. The debris-removal system comprises an elongated cleaning member and a cleaning head adapted to be advanced distally at... Agent: Clearflow, Inc.

20140228782 - Methods and devices for delivery of pharmaceutical agents within orifices of the body: A device for drug delivery to an orifice of a subject, comprising a shell which is elastically stressed by an active pharmaceutical ingredient, said shell containing and being substantially impermeable to said active pharmaceutical ingredient, wherein said shell has at least one hole sized for in-vivo release of said active... Agent: Rdd Pharma Ltd.

20140228783 - Eye drop dispenser: The present disclosure provides a portable drug dispenser which includes one or more chambers for holding a plurality of separately contained drug products, a dispensing mechanism for accurately dispensing one or more of the plurality of separately contained drugs upon activation of the dispensing mechanism in a specified dose (e.g.... Agent:

20140228784 - Negative pressure device for treating wounds: A device for treating wounds with negative pressure is provided that includes an adhesive film that defines a chamber in relation to the wound; a vacuum source can be adjusted to produce negative pressures in the same chamber; a canister for collecting liquids drained from the wound; a reservoir containing... Agent: Met S.r.l.

20140228785 - Compositions comprising an aryl pyrazole and/or a formamidine, methods and uses thereof: This invention relates to compositions for combating parasites in animals, comprising 1-arylpyrazole compounds alone or in combination with formamidine compounds. This invention also provides for an improved methods for eradicating, controlling, and preventing parasite infestation in an animal comprising administering the compositions of the invention to the animal in need... Agent: Merial Limited

20140228787 - Abdominal wound dressing comprising joining means: The invention relates to an apparatus suitable for use in the negative-pressure therapy of the open abdomen, including a first bandage ply (11, 21, 31) having a first and a second side, as organ-protecting layer, the first side being intended for application to a wound base (3), more particularly exposed... Agent: Paul Hartmann Ag

20140228786 - Absorbent body for the therapeutic treatment of a wound by means of negative pressure: The invention relates in general to an absorbent for the therapeutic treatment of a wound on the human or animal body by means of negative pressure. More particularly, the invention relates to an absorbent for the therapeutic treatment by means of negative pressure of a wound comprising, at its surface,... Agent: Paul Hartmann Ag

20140228788 - Bandage set for treating wound cavities: the second side of the film (11, 21, 31) being intended for partial or complete envelopment of the surface of the polymer foam (12, 22, 32) immediately before the wound treatment, and so, after introduction of the composite composed of first and second bandage material into a wound cavity, movement... Agent: Paul Hartmann Ag

20140228789 - Reduced-pressure, compression systems and apparatuses for use on a curved body part: A system for providing a force to a desired area on a curved body part of a person includes a dressing assembly shaped and configured to be placed on the desired area of the person, a releaseable circumferential member surrounding the curved body part that holds the dressing assembly against... Agent: Kci Licensing, Inc.

20140228791 - Wound dressing: A method and apparatus are disclosed for dressing a wound. The apparatus comprises an absorbent layer for absorbing wound exudate, a liquid impermeable, gas permeable filter layer over the absorbent layer, a cover layer comprising at least one orifice and a first liquid and gas permeable transmission layer underlying the... Agent: Smith & Nephew PLC

20140228790 - Wound dressing with a discontinuous contact layer surface: A therapeutic device for promoting the healing of a wound in a mammal is disclosed. An exemplary device comprises a permeable structure having a plurality of depressions formed in a surface thereof. In use, the surface having the depressions is disposed adjacent a surface of the wound. A method of... Agent: Boehringer Technologies, L.p.

20140228792 - Enclosure-based reduced pressure treatment system: A reduced pressure treatment appliance is provided for enclosing and providing reduced pressure treatment to a portion of a body of a patient. The reduced pressure treatment appliance may be used to treat wounds and other conditions, such as lymphedema, varicose veins, venous insufficiency and stasis, and other infirmities. In... Agent: Bluesky Medical Group Incorporated

20140228793 - Absorbent article: An object of the disclosure is to provide an absorbent article without a sticky feel on the top sheet and with a smooth top sheet, even after highly viscous menstrual blood has been absorbed. An absorbent article comprising a liquid-permeable top sheet, an absorbent body, a liquid-impermeable back sheet, and... Agent: Unicharm Corporation

20140228794 - Dressing: The invention relates to a chemically modified cellulose based dressing particularly for use in the dressing of wounds but also for use as a packing material. Dressings according to the invention seek to mitigate the problems associated with shrinkage encountered with fibrous dressings made of gel-forming fibres and comprise a... Agent: Convatec Technologies Inc.

20140228795 - Article including visual signal for communication of depth perception: The present invention generally relates to an absorbent article including a plurality of non-colored portions and a plurality of colored portions having a single color, the plurality of non-colored portions and colored portions cooperating to create a perception of depth by a user viewing a top surface of the absorbent... Agent: Mcneil-ppc, Inc.

20140228796 - Method of applying structural elements to an absorbent article: A method of applying structural elements to an absorbent article is disclosed. The absorbent article includes a top sheet and a back sheet. The expandable ink is applied to the top sheet, and the expandable ink is activated to obtain three-dimensional structural elements on the top sheet. An absorbent article... Agent: Sca Hygiene Products Ab

20140228797 - Diaper's pull-n-pouch: A baby wipe device is disclosed that attaches baby wipes to individual diapers, holding them in an easily accessible pouch. The baby wipe device comprises a diaper component, a pocket component secured to the diaper component, and a plurality of wipe components positioned within the pocket component. The pocket component... Agent:

20140228798 - Absorbent article having telescoping waist: A disposable absorbent article including a chassis. The chassis includes a front region having two opposing longitudinal edges, a back region having two opposing longitudinal edges, and a crotch region having two longitudinal edges. The crotch region is disposed between said front and back regions, and at least two side... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company

20140228799 - Relative stiffness fasteners: A fastening member has an inboard end and an outboard end and a panel region, an end region, and a fastening element. The panel region has a proximal edge and a distal edge. The panel region is disposed adjacent to the inboard end and is more extensible than the end... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company

20140228801 - Body cavity drainage device and methods for using the same: The present invention provides a drainage tube and method that removes fluid from a peritoneal, abdominal, or other body site. The tube has a central internal passageway for the flow of fluids. The tubing has one or more crossholes that extend through the tubing material and provide fluid communication between... Agent:

20140228800 - Universal catheter handle: A catheter actuation handle apparatus is disclosed that is designed and configured for manipulating one or more distally-extending members to achieve translation, articulation and/or rotation of these members using the actuation handle.... Agent: Vention Medical Advanced Components, Inc.

20140228803 - Electrical safety methods, devices, and systems for medical treatment devices: Systems, methods, and devices can detect a dangerous or adverse condition or anticipated condition that indicates an undesirable amount of electric current in a patient-connected tube providing fluid to a patient. The fluid flow to the patient is stopped responsive to the detection. Stoppage of fluid flow to the patient... Agent: Nxstage Medical, Inc.

20140228805 - Modular injection system and method for diluting an injectable fluid: A modular injection system enables a user to control the dilution ratio of mixed injectable fluid. In one embodiment, modular injection system includes a handheld injection device operatively connected to a separate control device. In one embodiment, the control device includes a drive unit configured to apply extrusion forces to... Agent: Allergan, Inc.

20140228804 - Syringe facilitating retraction of multiple needles: A syringe for retracting and storing of the needles for transferring the fluids is provided. The syringe includes a hollow rotatable and retractable syringe plunger body, a hollow syringe barrel slidably disposed inside the hollow rotatable and retractable syringe plunger body a plunger slidably disposed in the hollow syringe barrel,... Agent:

20140228802 - Syringe with two-stage sealing pressure: A syringe includes a barrel, a plunger, and a sealing member creating a seal between the plunger and the barrel. The barrel includes a first portion with a first inner diameter and a second portion with a second inner diameter that is larger than the first inner diameter. The sealing... Agent:

20140228806 - Iv drip chamber with filter and bottom reservoir: A drip chamber having an upper reservoir that is separated from a lower reservoir via a filter assembly, wherein a distance between the filter assembly and a bottom surface of the drip chamber is selected to prevent dislodged air bubbles of the filter assembly from being drawn into an intravenous... Agent: Becton, Dickinson And Company

20140228807 - Intravenous catheter timing device: The invention designed as a means for indication that an in-use intravenous catheter is within prescribed safe time limits for the prevention of healthcare acquired infections. The device consists of an indicator light and timer integrated with an angiocath.... Agent:

20140228808 - Deflection control catheters, support catheters and methods of use: A deflection and support catheter provided for improved manipulation of elongated medical devices used during percutaneous procedures in difficult to reach situations. In particular, the deflection and support catheters can facilitate placement of guidewires, guide catheters, and intervention devices such as angioplasty balloons and stent delivery devices.... Agent: Otira Medical

20140228809 - Double-lock sterile entry intravenous port and syringe system: Patients continue to acquire infections from healthcare facilities such as hospitals at an alarming rate. These infections can be transmitted when drugs or other medical materials are delivered from a syringe system into an IV line through an IV port. Some current methods of preventing contamination include swabbing the syringe... Agent:

20140228811 - Syringe with disinfecting tip feature: Syringe assemblies comprising a disinfecting reservoir collar to ensure adherence to aseptic techniques for use in flush procedures for vascular access devices (VAD's) are described. The syringe assemblies include a plunger rod, a syringe barrel, and a reservoir collar that permits disinfection of a hub of a VAD connector upon... Agent: Becton, Dickinson And Company

20140228810 - Systems and methods for anchoring medical devices: Some embodiments of a medical device anchor system include an anchor device, a tether, and an adapter for securing a medical instrument (such as a catheter or the like) in place relative to a skin penetration point using subcutaneous anchors.... Agent: Interrad Medical, Inc.

20140228812 - Method for reducing tumors and transforming cancer cells: This invention is related to a phenol-quinone therapy that shrinks tumors and transforms cancer cells. The therapy include four phases. In phase 1: cleansing poisons from the body, autologous melting, purifying five fluids, enhancing macro circulation, strengthening spirit. In phase 2: tuning qi in the body, fiber melting, purifying five... Agent: Huaibei Fenkun Health Consultancy Services Co., Ltd.

20140228813 - System and method for treating pelvic organ prolapse: A method of treating pelvic organ prolapse in a patient is provided. The method includes inserting a support device into a natural vaginal opening of the patient and placing the support device in contact with an interior apical portion of a vagina. The method additionally includes implanting an anchor in... Agent: Coloplast A/s

20140228814 - Expandable sheath: A medical device assembly may include an elongated tubular membrane having a wall defining a lumen extending through the membrane from a proximal end to a distal end, the lumen having a first inner diameter, and a percutaneous medical device having a maximum outer diameter greater than the first inner... Agent:

20140228815 - Coupling device and method for using the same: The present invention relates to a connector system for use in connecting conduits together, such as those used with an extracorporeal blood circulation system. The system has a male and female connector and a seal. The seal is operatively associated with the male and female connectors and forms a fluid... Agent: Maquet Cardiopulmonary Ag

20140228816 - Multi-layer odor barrier tube, and combination odor barrier tube and odor barrier collection bag: A catheter tube for a fecal drainage system has a first layer and a second layer. At least one of the first and second layers is an odor barrier layer of material and at least one of the first and second layers is a thermoplastic elastomer material.... Agent: Hollister Incorporated

20140228817 - Anti-clog suction tip apparatus and methods: Various forms of anti-clog suction tips apparatus are disclosed. An exemplary anti-clog suction tip apparatus includes a suction tip assembly having a suction tip with a suction opening at a first end thereof for removing debris through suction, a hose attachment portion for attaching the suction tip assembly to a... Agent: H & M Innovations, LLC

20140228818 - Urethral catheter tension holding and movement stabilizing devices: This document provides methods and materials involved in holding tension on a urethral catheter and/or stabilizing the movement of a urethral catheter. For example, devices configured to allow a physician to hold tension on a urethral catheter and stabilize movement of a urethral catheter at the urethral meatus in a... Agent: Mayo Foundation For Medical Education And Research

20140228819 - Module for treatment of medical conditions; system for making module and methods of making module: A module producible inside a living body is provided. The module includes an instructions receiver configured to receive wireless transmissions of instructions from a master controller located outside of the body when the module is inside the body. An energy receiver configured to receive wireless transmission of non-destructive energy from... Agent:

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