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Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 11/28/2013 > 77 patent applications in 51 patent subcategories.
20130317408 - Medical device for extracorporeal blood treatment comprising plural sensor units: The invention relates to a medical device for extracorporeal blood treatment comprising an extracorporeal blood circulation having at least one tube and at least two sensor units measuring on the tube with different operating principles, wherein portions of the tube are adapted to be coupled to the at least two... Agent:
20130317409 - Single access flow-reversal catheter devices and methods: Embodiments herein include devices and methods directed toward creating reverse flow within a vessel and thereby providing protection against embolic debris. Embodiments comprise a catheter and a plurality of occluders that are expandable and adjustable within a lumen to create low-pressure areas that reroute blood flow and embolic debris therein.... Agent: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
20130317410 - Catheter curvature braces and methods of using same: A catheter curvature brace, catheter assembly and method for managing fluid in a patient, the brace being attachable to a distal portion of a shaft of a catheter and having an elongated frame with a distal end and a proximal end. The frame is formed with at least one curve... Agent: Codman & Shurtleff, Inc.
20130317411 - Device for treatment of glaucoma: This invention relates to a device for treatment of glaucoma comprising of a circular patch with a plurality of holes wherein the patch is made of biocompatible material. The patch is optionally provided with a projected lip.... Agent:
20130317414 - Devices and methods for altering eating behaviour: A device for modifying an eating behavior of a subject is provided. The device includes a device body which is attachable to GI tract tissue of a subject and functions in altering an eating behavior thereof.... Agent: Svip 2 LLC
20130317412 - Flow control for treating a medical condition: An apparatus for treatment of a medical condition of a patient to provide drainage from a region of a patient to a drainage location includes a memory having a plurality of different selectable treatment algorithms stored therein for treating a medical condition, and may include a processor associated with the... Agent:
20130317413 - Pre-biased membrane valve: A method of manufacturing a valve for a fluid system is described herein. The method comprises determining a target cracking pressure for the valve of the fluid system, providing an inner wall having a first height and an outer wall having a second height, the first height varying from the... Agent:
20130317415 - Neural prosthesis: A neural prosthesis includes a centralized device that can provide power, data, and clock signals to one or more individual neural prosthesis subsystems. Each subsystem may include a number of individually addressable, programmable modules that can be dynamically allocated or shared among neural prosthetic networks to achieve complex, coordinated functions... Agent: Case Western Reserve University
20130317416 - Sterile liquid composition for filling wrinkles: The subject matter of the present invention is a sterile liquid composition dedicated to administration into or through the skin and/or the lips, wherein said composition comprises, in a physiologically acceptable medium, at least one photo-crosslinkable compound, wherein said compound comprises at least one activated photo-dimerizable group having at least... Agent: L'oreal
20130317417 - Surgical handpiece having directional fluid control capabilities: A medical system is provided having a system host and a control device connected to the system host. The medical system further includes a handpiece having a sleeve with a port opening configured to enable fluid to pass there through, a fluid channel connected to the port opening, and a... Agent: Abbott Medical Optics Inc.
20130317418 - In-situ forming foams with outer layer: Systems, methods and kits relating to in-situ forming polymer foams for the treatment of aneurysms or fluid filled spaces are disclosed. The systems include an insertable medical device and an in-situ forming foam of lava like materials with a fast forming outer skin and a slower hardening interior that is... Agent:
20130317419 - Endoscopic surgery instrumentation: An embodiment of the invention includes a quantum fluid flow management apparatus which controls and facilitates delivery of liquid and/or air to the surgical site during a surgical procedure via a trumpet valve, various restriction (crimping) devices, and a network of tubing for selectively passing air or fluid through to... Agent:
20130317420 - Device and method for entering user information into medical devices: The present invention relates to the field of a device and a method for entering user information into medical devices. It is based on the problem of supporting the work of the attending medical personnel in the operation of medical devices and to ensure that unsuitable settings are not made... Agent: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland Gmbh
20130317421 - Structure having nanoantenna and method for manufacturing same: The present invention relates to a structure having a nanoantenna, a method for manufacturing same, a drug delivery body having the same, a thermotherapy complex, a drug therapy device, and a thermotherapy device. The structure of the present invention has a nanoantenna pattern formed on the outer surface of a... Agent: Korea University Research And Business Foundation
20130317422 - Device for flow-through ultraviolet light decontamination of microbial contaminants: A device for administering a fluid includes a housing that holds a sterilization cassette having a shell, a fluid chamber, and a light transmitting window. An input directs fluid into the chamber. A light source is positioned to direct ultraviolet or other light through the window into the fluid chamber... Agent: Djlm Innovations, LLC
20130317423 - Dispensing device: A dispensing device is disclosed having an ampoule with at least four storage lumens extending axially along the length of an ampoule body, a mixing tip coupled to a distal end of the storage lumens, the mixing tip having at least four gasket seats formed therein, each gasket seat corresponding... Agent: Restek Corporation
20130317425 - Multi-lumen central access vena cava filter apparatus for clot management and method of using same: A combined multi-lumen central access catheter and an embolic filter including ports proximal and distal the filter for fluid infusion and/or pressure sensing and infusion ports in the catheter to permit infusion of bioactive agents, flushing agents and/or contrast agents and managing the capture of the clot thereafter.... Agent: Bio2 Medical, Inc.
20130317424 - Therapeutic implantable device: A therapeutic implantable device comprises a biodegradable outer shell, a plurality of spaced biodegradable layers within the outer shell, a first therapeutic mass between the plurality of spaced biodegradable layers and a second therapeutic mass between the plurality of spaced biodegradable layers. The plurality of spaced biodegradable layers are arranged... Agent:
20130317426 - Locking clip with trigger bushing: A safety shield incorporating a locking clip to prevent inadvertent sticks or punctures by a needle is provided. The needle can be a needle cannula or other piercing member, disposed in a sliding orientation in the safety shield, such that the needle slides within the locking clip between an aperture... Agent: Covidien Lp
20130317427 - Auto-injector: An auto-injector for administering a dose of a liquid medicament (M) is presented having an elongate case arranged to be held by a user, a tubular chassis telescoped in the case and biased against the case so as to protrude from the case. The injector also includes a syringe with... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh
20130317428 - Auto-injector: An auto-injector for administering a dose of a liquid medicament (M) is presented having a tubular chassis telescopable in an elongate chassis, a carrier subassembly comprising a tubular carrier slidably arranged partially inside the chassis and inside the case, where the carrier is adapted to contain a syringe with a... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh
20130317430 - Auto-injector: An auto-injector for administering a dose of a liquid medicament (M) is present having a tubular chassis telescopable in a tubular case, a carrier subassembly comprising a tubular carrier slidably arranged relative to the chassis inside the case, where the carrier is adapted to contain a syringe with a hollow... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh
20130317429 - Method and apparatus for penetrating tissue: A tissue penetrating system has a housing member. A plurality of penetrating members are positioned in the housing member. A tissue stabilizing member is coupled to the housing. A penetrating member sensor is coupled to the plurality of penetrating members. The penetrating member sensor is configured to provide information relative... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh
20130317434 - Autoinjecteur: An autoinjector having a lower body (10; 1010) receiving a reservoir, a piston, a needle, an actuating sleeve (11; 1011) with a contact end to contact the user. The actuating sleeve is displaceable between projected positions and an actuation position, being in a first projected position prior to actuation of... Agent: Aptar France Sas
20130317432 - Autoinjector: An autoinjector having a lower body (10) receiving a reservoir, a piston, a needle, a central body (1) fixed to the lower body, an actuating sleeve (11) having a contact end to contact the body of the user and displaceable in the lower body between a projected position, in which... Agent: Aptar France Sas
20130317433 - Autoinjector: An autoinjector having a body (1010; 2010) receiving a reservoir, a piston, a needle, an actuating 5 sleeve (1011;2011) having a contact end to contact the body of the user and displaceable relative to the body between projected positions, in which the actuating sleeve at least partially projects out of... Agent: Aptar France Sas
20130317431 - Needle assisted jet injection device having reduced trigger force: An exemplary embodiment of an injector includes a trigger mechanism, an energy source, and a user-operable firing-initiation member. The trigger mechanism can include a floating trigger member having a retaining portion, a ram assembly having a ram configured to pressurize a medicament container for expelling a medicament therefrom, the ram... Agent: Antares Pharma, Inc.
20130317435 - Autoinjector: An autoinjector includes a body (1; 1010), a reservoir containing fluid product, a piston, a needle, a piston rod (5 5; 1005) that is displaceable between a loaded position and an injection position, and an injection spring (8; 1008) to stress 10 the piston rod towards the injection position. The... Agent: Aptar France Sas
20130317436 - Infusion pump: An infusion pump comprises a housing (1); and a controller (3), a direct current motor (4), a transmission mechanism (6), a rotary encoder (5), and a liquid reservoir (7), which are located within the housing (1), wherein: a piston (71) is provided within the liquid reservoir (7); the transmission mechanism... Agent: Shanghai Microport Lifesciences Co., Ltd.
20130317437 - Hip obturator and method for atraumatic hip access: An obturator provides access to a joint through a capsule surrounding the joint. A distal end of the obturator has a first distal location with a first width dimension and a second distal location with a second width dimension, wherein the second distal location is proximal to the first distal... Agent: Depuy Mitek, Inc.
20130317440 - Iv-catheter insertion device: The present disclosure is directed to an IV-catheter insertion device, which comprises a catheter hub at the proximal end of a tubular catheter, a protective barrel releasably joined to the catheter hub in a ready position, a needle hub with an attached hollow needle, the hollow needle extending through the... Agent: B. Braun Melsungen Ag
20130317438 - Vascular access configuration: One embodiment is directed to a system for creating translumenal vascular access, comprising a dilator adaptor member having proximal and distal ends and defining a dilator adaptor lumen therethrough, wherein the dilator adaptor lumen is defined by an inner diameter profile sized to accommodate insertion of one or more portions... Agent:
20130317439 - Vascular access configuration: One embodiment is directed to a geometric adaptor apparatus for assisting with translumenal vascular access, comprising a dilator adaptor member having proximal and distal ends and defining a dilator adaptor lumen therethrough, wherein the dilator adaptor lumen is defined by an inner diameter profile sized to accommodate insertion of one... Agent:
20130317441 - Dressing for an insertion site of an intravascular infusate: An epidermal dressing includes a fitting that cooperates with a sensor emitting and detecting near infrared signals for monitoring an intravascular infusion. The fitting includes a first arrangement that retains the sensor and a second arrangement that releases the sensor from the first arrangement.... Agent: Ivwatch, LLC
20130317442 - Dressing for an insertion site of an intravascular infusate: An epidermal dressing includes a barrier film and a fitting that cooperates with a sensor emitting and detecting near infrared signals for monitoring an intravascular infusion. The barrier film overlies an epidermal insertion site for a cannula administering the intravascular infusion. The fitting includes a first arrangement that retains the... Agent: Ivwatch, LLC
20130317443 - Dressing for an insertion site of an intravascular infusate: An epidermal dressing includes a barrier film and a fitting that cooperates with a sensor emitting and detecting near infrared signals for monitoring an intravascular infusion. The barrier film overlies an epidermal insertion site for a cannula administering the intravascular infusion. The fitting includes a first arrangement that retains the... Agent: Marilyn J. Bowers
20130317444 - Dressing for an insertion site of an intravascular infusate: An epidermal dressing includes a fitting that cooperates with a sensor emitting and detecting near infrared signals for monitoring an intravascular infusion. The fitting includes a first arrangement that retains the sensor and a second arrangement that releases the sensor from the first arrangement.... Agent: Ivwatch, LLC
20130317445 - Shield apparatus: Apparatus (10) for shielding a catheter from contact with water whilst showering, the apparatus (10) comprising: a first shield component (10(a)) having a first part (13) that is configured to form a first seal around an exit aperture (30) from which a catheter exits the patient's body, said first part... Agent: Prosys International Ltd
20130317446 - Auto-injector: activating means. The spring means is a single drive spring arranged to be grounded at a distal end in the housing for advancing the needle and for injecting the dose of medicament via a plunger. The drive spring has its ground in the housing switched to its proximal end for... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh
20130317447 - Automatic injection device with pneumatic damping: An injection device for use with a syringe having a syringe body, a needle coupled thereto, and a plunger moveable through the body to eject medication from the syringe through the needle, includes a housing defining an inner space for holding a syringe and facilitating movement thereof from a first... Agent: Owen Momford Limited
20130317448 - Auto-injector with injection damper: activating means arranged to lock the spring means in a pressurized state prior to manual operation and capable of, upon manual operation, releasing the spring means for injection. The spring means is a single drive spring arranged to be grounded at a distal end in the housing for advancing the... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh
20130317449 - Finger guard for an injection device: The invention refers to a finger guard for an injection device with a hollow injection needle arranged to be hidden inside a component with an orifice prior to use and to be advanced relative to the component through the orifice for inserting it into an injection site, the finger guard... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh
20130317450 - Auto-injector: The invention refers to a shuttering mechanism (1) for controlling translation of a longitudinally moveable component (2) within a housing (4), the shuttering mechanism (1) comprising at least one fixed shutter (3) attached to or integrated with the housing (4) and at least one moving shutter arm (7) moveable between... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh
20130317451 - Threaded lock system: A syringe cap or needle attachment includes an interior coupling region with sharp, rigid spirals to thread soft plastic syringe ends during attachment and form a secure mechanical fit.... Agent: Lipovera, LLC
20130317452 - Drive mechanism for a drug delivery device and drug delivery device: A drive mechanism for a drug delivery device comprises a housing having a proximal end and a distal end and a piston rod, which is adapted to be displaced in a distal direction with respect to the housing when dispensing a drug dose. A drive member is adapted to be... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh
20130317453 - Method of controlling fluid flow with an electronically activated access valve: A method of controlling fluid flow from a fluid source to a patient includes the step of mating a first connector comprising a first body with a first fluid passage therethrough and a conductive element disposed the first body to a second connector comprising a second body with a second... Agent: Carefusion 303, Inc.
20130317454 - Flexible tubing occlusion assembly: Occlusion assemblies facilitating occlusion of flexible tubing are disclosed. Occlusion assemblies may be associated with or form part of a medical infusion device and may facilitate fluid handling by such devices. Occlusion assemblies may position and immobilize tubing. Occlusion assemblies comprise a tubing occluder constructed and positioned to apply a... Agent: Deka Products Limited Partnership
20130317455 - Devices, assemblies, and methods for controlling fluid flow: Connector assemblies are provided for controlling flow in a fluid line that include an outer shell, an inner housing, and a tubular member. The inner housing is disposed within the outer shell and includes a boss disposed adjacent a first end of the outer shell. The inner housing is movable... Agent:
20130317457 - Aqueous pharmaceutical composition containing a biologic therapeutic agent and guanidine or a guanidine derivative and an injection including the composition: The present invention is directed to an aqueous pharmaceutical composition, particularly an aqueous ophthalmic composition, suitable as an injection, particularly an intravitreal injection. The composition includes a biologic therapeutic agent (e.g., an isolated monoclonal antibody that specifically binds to a C5 protein) that tends to raise the viscosity of the... Agent:
20130317458 - Drug delivery devices for delivery of ocular therapeutic agents: Drug delivery devices comprising a non-bioabsorbable polymer structure configured to support a composition comprising an active agent. The devices include a plurality of portions fused together and a recess configured to support the composition. At least one of the portions includes an impermeable polymer and at least one other portion... Agent: Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
20130317456 - Transdermal delivery systems: Disclosed are bupivacaine transdermal delivery systems, and related methods.... Agent: Durect Corporation
20130317459 - Wound and therapy compress and dressing: A dressing for treatment of a body part surface of a human or animal patient. The dressing includes a compress with a plurality of loose fill granules contained in an enclosure. The plurality of loose fill granules is configured to deliver moist heat. The dressing also includes antibacterial medication that... Agent: Bruder Healthcare Company
20130317460 - Wound and therapy compress and dressing: A method of providing moisture therapy to a subject by applying a moist therapy compress against a treated body portion. The moist therapy compress includes a fluid-permeable shell, a flexible backing fastened to the shell to define an enclosure, and a hydrophilic zeolite fill granules loosely contained within the enclosure.... Agent: Bruder Healthcare Company
20130317461 - Compositions and methods for delivering estradiol in transdermal drug delivery systems: A blend of at least two polymers in combination with a drug provides a pressure-sensitive adhesive composition for a transdermal drug delivery system in which the drug is delivered from the pressure-sensitive adhesive composition and through dermis when the pressure-sensitive adhesive composition is in contact with human skin.... Agent: Noven Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
20130317462 - Transdermal delivery system for hormones and steroids: A transdermal delivery system comprising a composition comprising a pharmacological agent and a penetration enhancer wherein the penetration enhancer comprises polyethylene glycol (PEG) of average molecular weight no more than 300.... Agent: Acrux Dds Pty Ltd.
20130317463 - Negative pressure wound therapy system with a buffering unit: A negative pressure wound therapy system has a buffering unit connected between an actuator and a wound dressing. The buffering unit has similar physical condition with the wound, and consumes its negative pressure to compensate for the negative pressure loss in the wound to resist the pressure rise in the... Agent: Apex Medical Corp.
20130317464 - Reduced-pressure dressings, systems, and methods employing desolidifying barrier layers: Reduced-pressure medical dressings, systems, and methods involve a dressing with a first barrier layer that desolidifies when exposed to a fluid—typically a liquid—to form a treatment aperture in the first barrier that is used to deliver reduced pressure to a tissue site. The first barrier layer is formed from a... Agent: Kci Licensing, Inc.
20130317465 - Reduced-pressure, linear wound closing bolsters and systems: A reduced-pressure, linear-wound closing bolster has a pivotable frame that moves from an extended position to a compressed position under the influence of reduced pressure. The closing bolster may have a first closing member, a second closing member, and an interior space. A manifold member is disposed within the interior... Agent: Kci Licensing, Inc.
20130317466 - External catheter with antiseptic agent: An external catheter device is disclosed which prevents infection arising from bacterial and/or yeast growth within the external catheter. To achieve such result, the external catheter device is coated with an antiseptic agent that is able to effectively kill and prevent the growth of bacteria and yeast. Additionally, the external... Agent: Adapta Medical, Inc.
20130317467 - Active female incontinence pad: A female incontinence pad is adapted to be positioned in a garment with the portion of the pad that is proximate to the urethra being bigger and more absorbent and the portion of the pad spaced apart from the urethra, thereby allowing the pad to have a smaller profile. The... Agent: Justgogirl, LLC
20130317468 - Disposable pull-on diaper and method for manufacturing the same: A disposable pull-on diaper having a central inelastic region in at least one of a front waist region and a rear waist region, and a method for manufacturing the same. Front and rear waist regions of a disposable pull-on diaper are respectively of an elastically non-stretchable exterior sheet and elastically... Agent: Unicharm Corporation
20130317469 - Spunbonded nonwoven fabrics: An object of the invention is to obtain spunbonded nonwoven fabrics including thin hollow fibers which have excellent lightweight properties and uniformity as well as exhibit high strength and flexibility. An aspect of the invention is directed to a spunbonded nonwoven fabric including hollow fibers of a propylene polymer, the... Agent: Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.
20130317470 - Absorbent article package and method of folding the same: An absorbent article package is individually packaged by folding a packaging sheet and an absorbent article in a state where the absorbent article is arranged on the packaging sheet. In a state where the individually-packaged absorbent article is opened, in the packaging sheet and the absorbent article, a first folding... Agent:
20130317471 - Absorbent article having characteristic waist ends: The present disclosure is directed to an absorbent article that may comprise a main body graphic zone. A front belt portion and a back belt portion may each have a waist end region adjacent a waist opening, wherein front and back waist panels of an absorbent main body do not... Agent:
20130317472 - Self-venting cannula assembly: The present disclosure relates to a self-venting cannula assembly. The self-venting cannula assembly including an outer tube that defines a throughbore, an inner tube, a vent aperture, and a filter element. The inner tube is positioned within the outer tube, which defines a vent channel therebetween. The vent aperture is... Agent: Covidien Lp
20130317473 - Low profile gastrostomy tubes: Devices, systems and methods for delivering nutrients to a patient are provided. The gastrostomy feeding device includes a device housing having a proximal portion having an opening therein, a channel operably connected to the opening in the proximal portion, a distal portion having an opening therein, a lumen operably connected... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
20130317474 - Method of improving neuropsychological function in patients with neurocognitive disorders: The present invention provides methods of improving neuropsychological function in a patient having a neurocognitive disorder by chemical or electrically modulating a target site(s) in the ventral striatum/ventral capsule region. Methods also include modulating the treatment based on a closed-loop feedback system that measures bodily activities associated with the neuropsychological... Agent: The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
20130317475 - Substituted dibenzonaphracenes: The present invention relates to substances, to electroluminescent devices comprising these substances, and to the use thereof.... Agent: Merck Patent Gmbh
20130317479 - Auto-injector: An auto-injector for administering a dose of a liquid medicament is presented that has a tubular chassis telescopable in a tubular case, a carrier subassembly comprising a tubular carrier slidably arranged relative to the chassis inside the case, where the carrier adapted to contain a syringe with a hollow injection... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh
20130317476 - Collapse-resistant swellable catheter: A catheter and method of making it are disclosed. The catheter includes a swellable inner element and a non-swellable outer sleeve covering an outer wall of the inner element. The inner element absorbs liquid from infusate administered through the catheter and swells in size. Outward swelling of the inner element... Agent:
20130317477 - Devices and methods for delivering medicaments from a multi-chamber container: An apparatus includes a medicament container, a first elastomeric member, a second elastomeric member and a stopper. The first and second elastomeric members are disposed within the medicament container. The first elastomeric member, a first portion of the medicament container and the second elastomeric member collectively define a medicament volume.... Agent: Intelliject, Inc.
20130317480 - Drive assembly for an autoinjector and a method of assembling an autoinjector: The invention provides a drive mechanism for an autoinjector, configured to be coupled to a drug containing portion to form a complete autoinjector, the drive mechanism comprising: a housing (20); a drive means coupled to the housing, the drive means comprising a resilient member (22); a retaining means coupled to... Agent: Oval Medical Technologies Limited
20130317478 - Viscous fluid injector: A self-contained apparatus and corresponding methods are provided for delivering viscous fluids in a controlled manner, such as delivering a viscous fluid in a surgical setting. The self-contained apparatus can include a motion following pressure regulator that allows for linear control of a regulated pressure. The regulated pressure can be... Agent: Ataviz LLC
20130317481 - Vascular access configuration: One embodiment is directed to a method for creating translumenal vascular access, comprising utilizing a dilator adaptor to assist with forming a substantially atraumatic geometric outer junction between a dilator member/introducer member assembly and a guidewire which may be somewhat undersized relative to a lumen formed through the dilator member,... Agent:
20130317482 - Guide wire for use with a catheter: A guide wire (1) for use with a catheter comprises a core wire (3) terminating in a distal portion (18) of flat ribbon-like construction having respective opposite major surfaces (29,30). A spring (24) is brazed to a distal end (27) of the distal portion (18) and to the core wire... Agent: Breviant Research & Development Limited
20130317483 - Universal connector for drainage of bodily fluids: The present disclosure describes an adapter for use with two connectors in, for example, a pleural, peritoneal or other bodily fluid drainage system. The adapter allows the use of the disposal bag from one manufacturer to be used with the catheter of another. This simplifies the storage requirements of distributors... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc.
20130317484 - Method of liposuction: A method of liposuction that results in a smooth skin surface to a patient post procedure, by performing superficial liposuction on the patient by inching and fanning, obtaining an even skin flap, aspirating deep fat, and achieving a smooth contour of skin. SVF extracted from the method above.... Agent:11/21/2013 > 86 patent applications in 58 patent subcategories.
20130310726 - Home medical device systems and methods for therapy prescription and tracking, servicing and inventory: A home medical device system includes a plurality of home therapy machines that perform a home therapy on a patient; a connectivity server; a system hub coupled to the home therapy machines through the connectivity server; a web portal configured to access the system hub; a plurality of clinics connected... Agent: Baxter International Inc.
20130310727 - Satiation devices and methods: A device for inducing weight loss in a patient includes a tubular prosthesis self-expandable from a collapsed position in which the prosthesis has a first diameter to an expanded position in which the prosthesis has a second, larger, diameter. In a method for inducing weight loss, the prosthesis is placed... Agent: Barosense, Inc.
20130310732 - Corneal delivery of cross-linking agents by iontophoresis for the treatment of keratoconus and related ophthalmic compositions: Iontophoresis for delivering ophthalmic compositions (in particular. collyriums) preferably containing riboflavin, or other cross-linking agents, designed to imbibe the corneal stroma in the practice of the corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL) for the keratoconus treatment, and the corresponding ophthalmic compositions adapted to be administrated by iontophoresis in the treatment of keratoconus... Agent: Sooft Italia Spa
20130310728 - Device for dissecting an eye for the introduction of photosensitizer and method of refractive surgery: A device for dissecting an eye for the introduction of photosensitizer into the cornea where laser radiation is focused in the interior of the cornea to create cavitation bubbles, whereby channels are created in the cornea through which the photosensitizer can be introduced into the cornea. Furthermore, a method for... Agent:
20130310733 - Electrode pad used for iontophoresis treatment: The present invention verifies a method of reducing skin irritation (particularly, cumulative skin irritation) caused by transdermal administration of a local anesthetic using iontophoresis, and provides an electrode pad for relief from a puncture pain which is safe not only at single administration but also at repeated administrations. The electrode... Agent:
20130310730 - Methods and compositions for administering a specific wavelength phototherapy: Methods are disclosed for administering electromagnetic radiation (EMR), which may include filtering EMR from part of the EMR spectrum while allowing passage of EMR at a desired wavelength. A fluorescent component may be included, which absorbs EMR at one wavelength and emits EMR at the desired wavelength. Uses may include... Agent: Applied Biology, Inc.
20130310731 - Methods for non-thermal applications of gas plasma to living tissue: Method for the non-thermal treatment of human or animal tissue with high-voltage electrical discharge plasma is disclosed. The disclosed method employs current through plasma and through tissue not for the purpose of heating the tissue, but instead to maintain the plasma proximate to the tissue being treated. Also disclosed is... Agent: Drexel University
20130310729 - Self-test for analgesic product: Electrotransport drug delivery devices, system and methods of using configured to determine if a current is present between the anode and cathode when drug is not intended to be delivered by the device. These devices/systems may include an off-current module to determine that any current (e.g., which may be inferred... Agent:
20130310734 - Catheter for photodynamic therapy: The present invention provides a multi-functional catheter that can be used to irrigate a treatment site located within a body cavity, to suction waste materials from the treatment site, and to deliver a treatment composition in a generally uniform distribution pattern onto the treatment site. The present invention also provides... Agent: Sinuwave Technologies, Inc.
20130310735 - System and method for selection of stored dialysis therapy prescriptions: In an embodiment, an automated peritoneal dialysis (“APD”) machine includes at least one pump, a logic implementer storing a plurality of therapy prescriptions by which to operate the at least one pump, each therapy prescription pre-approved for a particular patient, and an input device operating with the logic implementer to... Agent: Baxter International Inc.
20130310736 - Dialysis cassettes and related systems and methods: A method that includes conveying overheated dialysate through a cassette in a manner to reduce the temperature of the overheated dialysate, and a dialysis system including a control unit configured to cause overheated dialysate to be conveyed through a cassette in a manner to reduce the temperature of the overheated... Agent: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland Gmbh
20130310737 - Modular external infusion device: A modular external infusion device that controls the rate a fluid is infused into an individual's body, which includes a first module and a second module. More particularly, the first module may be a pumping module that delivers a fluid, such as a medication, to a patient while the second... Agent: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.
20130310738 - Portable intravenous fluid delivery device with a user interface: A fluid delivery device includes a first housing and a second housing removably connected to the first housing. The fluid delivery device further includes an input line operatively connected to a fluid source that is external to each of the first housing and the second housing. A fluid reservoir is... Agent: Lifemedix, LLC
20130310739 - Method for administering a fluid active substance from a multi-chamber ampoule: An administering device for administering an active substance from a multi-chamber container comprising a first chamber holding a solid active substance and a second chamber holding a dissolving liquid for the active substance, wherein the administering device comprises a mixing device for mixing the active substance with the dissolving liquid... Agent: Tecpharma Licensing Ag
20130310741 - Single-use syringe: The present invention relates to a single-use syringe comprising a barrel (10) having an internal surface defining a chamber for retaining a fluid, a plunger (1) formed by an elongated body including a plurality of longitudinal fins (2) and optionally a piston (3) connected to the end of the plunger... Agent:
20130310744 - Detent mechanism: The invention relates to a detent mechanism for controlling translation between two components in a longitudinal direction (P, D), the detent mechanism comprising at least one clip on one of the components arranged to be in a ramped engagement with a recess in the other one of the components in... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh
20130310742 - Dressing for an insertion site of an intravascular infusate: An epidermal dressing includes a barrier film and a fitting that cooperates with a sensor emitting and detecting near infrared signals for monitoring an intravascular infusion. The barrier film overlies an epidermal insertion site for a cannula administering the intravascular infusion. The fitting includes a first arrangement that retains the... Agent: Ivwatch, LLC
20130310743 - Extravasation detecting apparatus and infusion system: An extravasation detecting apparatus is provided which is capable of detecting at an early stage the dislodgment of a tip opening of a solution supplying tool from a blood vessel. The extravasation detecting apparatus includes: a fluid delivery unit which supplies a fluid medicine by repetitively performing operations of pressing... Agent: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha
20130310745 - Autoinjectors: An autoinjector includes a body (10, 12), a syringe (13) or cartridge disposed within the body, and a plunger (60) moveable during operation between a first and a second position to effect an injection, the plunger including a transverse passage (66) containing a moveable magnetic element (68) of a magnetic... Agent: Owen Mumford Limited
20130310746 - Autoinjectors: An autoinjector includes a rear body assembly (10) connected to a front body assembly, wherein the rear body assembly (10) contains a drive mechanism (60 . . . ) and the front body assembly contains a syringe (13) or cartridge with a needle at its forward end, the front body... Agent: Owen Mumford Limited
20130310747 - Nasal aspirator for babies: A device for suctioning nasal secretions, including a nasal tip having an opening through which the nasal secretions are suctioned, a first pipe, a first end of which is connected to the nasal tip and the other end of which communicates via a first opening, and a second pipe, one... Agent:
20130310748 - Automatic fat graft injection device with navigation system: The present invention relates to a fat graft injection device, which comprises: an injection unit having a connection end and a terminal; The injection unit is operated by robotic arm system in controlled speed, multiple layers, multiple lines, a storage unit connected to the injection unit; and a pump unit... Agent:
20130310749 - Vibrational device for fat insertion during fat transplantation: An injection cannula includes a hand-held mechanical motorized device to improve delivery of fat and facilitate dispersion at a recipient site. The injection cannula may, for example be a cannula for injecting fat in a cosmetic surgical procedure for fat transplantation such as percutaneous injection or injection directly into the... Agent: Lipovera, LLC
20130310750 - Safety needle: A medical device including a portion similar to a Veress needle, useful for relief of tension pneumothorax. The device includes a hollow tubular stylet disposed movably within a hollow needle or cutting cannula, and an optionally releasable locking mechanism for keeping the stylet in place protruding distally beyond the sharpened... Agent:
20130310751 - Over-the-needle intravenous catheter assembly with integrated intravenous tubing: An intravenous catheter device is provided which includes a catheter adapter having a fluid chamber, a needle adapter being slidably positioned within the fluid chamber, the needle adapter supporting a base of an introducer needle and a terminal end of a section of intravenous tubing such that a fluid pathway... Agent: Becton, Dickinson And Company
20130310752 - Veress needle: A Veress needle including a hollow puncturing needle having a distal end portion with a needle tip and a lumen, an insertion member slidably inserted in the lumen, an urging device and a pullout preventing device. The urging device is adapted to urge the insertion member such that, before puncturing... Agent: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha
20130310753 - Method for selectively powering a battery-operated drug-delivery device and device therefor: A method for selectively powering a battery-operated drug-delivery device, the device having a battery and a battery circuit, the method comprising: providing a battery isolator in a first position whereat it interrupts a battery circuit, whereby no power is provided to the device; and activating a fastening mechanism configured for... Agent: Medimop Medical Projects Ltd.
20130310755 - Sterilized liquid compositions of cyanoacrylate monomer mixtures: Cyanoacrylate adhesive compositions comprise a mixture of two cyanoacrylate monomers, including 2-octyl cyanoacrylate and n-butyl cyanoacrylate. The monomers are stabilized and sterilized by irradiation, and do not substantially increase in viscosity after sterilization or after two years of shelf storage. These compositions have anti-microbial properties, and may be used to... Agent: Adhezion Biomedical, LLC
20130310754 - Window dressing having force concentrating adhesion elements: A dressing includes a cover layer and a plurality of force concentration elements disposed about a perimeter of the cover layer. Each force concentration element is configured to collect and distribute shearing forces applied to the dressing so as to retain the dressing to a patient. When configured as a... Agent:
20130310756 - Dose measurement system and method: Embodiments described herein generally relate to devices, systems and methods for measuring the dose remaining in a drug delivery device that is used for delivering a dose to a patient. In some embodiments, a dose measurement system for measuring the liquid volume in a container includes a plurality of light... Agent:
20130310757 - Auto-injector: An auto-injector for administering a dose of a liquid medicament (M) is presented having an elongate case, a carrier subassembly comprising a tubular carrier slidably arranged inside the case, where the carrier adapted to contain a syringe with a hollow injection needle. The injector also has, a drive spring and... Agent: Sanofiaventis Deutschland Gmbh
20130310758 - Autoinjector having two springs for biasing the shroud forwardly: An autoinjector has a main body (10, 12) containing a syringe (13) or cartridge with a needle at its front end for being moved forwardly in the body to extend the needle from the body for an injection, the body housing in a forward region a shroud (24) having a... Agent: Owen Mumford Limited
20130310759 - Auto-injector: activating means arranged to lock the spring means in a pressurized state prior to manual operation and capable of, upon manual operation, releasing the spring means for injection. The spring means is a single drive spring arranged to be grounded at a distal end in the housing for advancing the... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh
20130310760 - Stopper having a scale line formed thereon: A stopper adapted for attachment with a plunger rod for use within a syringe barrel includes: a main body portion defining an open rearward end configured to receive the plunger rod and a closed front end; and a stopper scale line formed along an outer edge of the main body... Agent:
20130310761 - Drive mechanism for a drug delivery device and drug delivery device: The drive mechanism comprises a lead screw (5) and a lead screw nut, which are aligned with an axis (4). The lead screw has screw threads (6, 16) having the same pitch and being intertwined.... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh
20130310762 - Medication delivery device: A medication delivery device is provided which is switchable between an operational state and a resetting state and which comprises a housing having a proximal end and a distal end, a piston rod being moveable in a distal direction with respect to the housing for medication delivery, a conversion element... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh
20130310763 - Slotted syringe: A syringe is disclosed. The syringe may include a syringe body, a first slot formed in the syringe body, a first sleeve covering the first slot, a thumb grip including a first slot guide disposed in the first slot, the thumb grip shaped to slide from a first position near... Agent: Allergan, Inc.
20130310764 - Blood control iv catheter with antimicrobial properties: 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
20130310766 - Surgical access device including gimbal seal with self-centering mechanism: A surgical access device includes a seal assembly having a seal housing and a gimbal mount disposed within the seal housing, the seal housing defining a central longitudinal axis and having a longitudinal passage for receiving at least one surgical object therethrough and the gimbal mount adapted for angular movement... Agent: Covidien Lp
20130310765 - Valve for dilator and sheath assembly: A sheath assembly includes an elongated hollow sheath body having a proximal body end, a distal body end, and a longitudinal axis extending between the proximal body end and the distal body end. A sheath hub is fixedly connected to the proximal body end and includes a hub proximal end... Agent:
20130310767 - Seal tip catheter devices or methods: A first catheter can include a first catheter body providing a longitudinal bore and can have flexible first seal at its distal portion. The first seal can at least partially occlude the bore at the distal portion of the catheter body in a first configuration. A second catheter can be... Agent: C2c Developement, LLC
20130310768 - Medical tube clamp: A medical tube clamp wherein first and second plate parts including, on opposing surfaces, compressive protrusions for closing a medical tube are provided with a pair of side walls on both sides projecting from one toward an other of the plate parts, and are also provided with a central guide... Agent: Nipro Corporation
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20130310770 - Infusion apparatus with composition pulse flow sensor: A device for dispensing fluid to a patient and indicating a fluid flow condition. The device includes a reservoir configured to provide a source of fluid under pressure. A continuous flow path in fluid communication with the source of fluid provides a continuous and substantially constant flow rate of fluid... Agent:
20130310771 - Medical conduit protection devices, systems and methods: A medical conduit protection device has, for example, an elongate body having a wall defining a lumen for one or more elongate medical conduits. The device also includes first and second tethers provided on opposed ends of the body for securing the device to a point on or near a... Agent:
20130310772 - Surface modification method and surface-modified elastic body: The present invention aims to provide a surface modification method for a rubber vulcanizate or a thermoplastic elastomer, which can impart excellent sliding properties and durability against repeated sliding motion and can allow the surface to maintain the sealing properties, without using expensive self-lubricating plastics. The present invention relates to... Agent: Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd.
20130310773 - Surgical access device including gimbal mount cooperating with bellows: A surgical access device includes a seal assembly having a seal housing and a gimbal mount disposed within the seal housing, the seal housing defining a central longitudinal axis and having a longitudinal passage for receiving at least one surgical object therethrough and the gimbal mount adapted for angular movement... Agent: Covidien Lp
20130310774 - Therapeutic tape: In various embodiments, therapeutic tapes are provided. The therapeutic tapes can include a repeating pattern resembling a human fingerprint. The repeating pattern can provide improved therapeutic benefits when applied to a patient's skin.... Agent: KinesioIPLLC
20130310775 - Visually aligning dispensing unit: Dispensing units and methods for using dispensing units to apply eye drops to an eye of a user are disclosed. A dispensing unit may include a dispensing barrel having a dispensing orifice and one or more concentric rings. A particular dispensing unit has one concentric ring that is disposed around... Agent: Empire Technology Development LLC
20130310776 - Application of polymeric materials to screens to facilitate hemostasis and wound healing: This invention relates in general to a method and device for facilitating hemostasis and wound healing. In particular, the invention relates to the device comprising a polymeric material disposed on a scaffold that facilitates hemostasis and wound healing. Specifically, the invention contemplates the use of such scaffolds in conjunction with... Agent: Marine Polymer Technologies, Inc.
20130310777 - Patch and patch preparation: The invention provides a patch and a patch preparation having an adhesive layer with a high adhesive force, wherein the hydrophobic adhesive layer does not bloom even when an organic fluid component having high polarity is contained therein. The patch contains a support and an adhesive layer on at least... Agent: Nitto Denko Corporation
20130310778 - System and method for locating fluid leaks at a drape of a reduced pressure delivery system: A system and method for performing tissue therapy may include applying a reduced pressure to a tissue site, sensing a fluid parameter being applied to the tissue site, generating a fluid sensor signal in response to sensing the fluid parameter, and altering the fluid sensor signal in response to sensing... Agent: Kci Licensing, Inc.
20130310780 - Composition i - i and products and uses thereof: A curable composition apportioned between at least one Part A and at least one Part B, the Parts sealed within barrier means in manner to prevent contamination thereof, the composition comprising: (i) one or more alkenyl-containing prepolymers having at least one alkenyl moiety per molecule, ii) one or more SiH-containing... Agent: Smith & Nephew PLC
20130310781 - Composition i-ii and products and uses thereof: A curable composition apportioned between at least one Part A and at least one Part B, the Parts sealed within barrier means preventing contamination, the at least one Part A comprising: (i) one or more alkenyl-group containing prepolymers having at least one alkenyl group or moiety per molecule, and the... Agent: Smith & Nephew PLC
20130310779 - Treatment for high pressure bleeding: High-pressure bleeding wounds (and other bleeding wounds) may be treated by applying direct pressure directly in the bleeding wound, such as by applying a back pressure in a confined space around and in the wound. Certain substances and articles may be inserted into the wound, and the wound may be... Agent: Virginia Commonwealth University
20130310782 - Odor barrier film: A multilayer film for ostomy and bowel management applications includes a barrier layer comprising at least about 90% wt. nylon 6/69. The multilayer film provides excellent mechanical and odor barrier properties, and softness and quietness desired in ostomy and bowel management applications.... Agent: Hollister Incorporated
20130310784 - Absorbent article having asymmetric printed patterns for providing a functional cue: A feminine care absorbent article that contains multiple printed patterns of graphical objects visible from a body facing surface is provided. The layout and design of the patterns are carefully selected in the present invention to achieve a synergistic masking effect that helps visually disguise the presence of bodily fluids... Agent:
20130310783 - Sealed core for an absorbent article: An absorbent article is provided including a topsheet, a backsheet, and an absorbent core disposed between the topsheet and the backsheet. The core defines a wearer facing side oriented towards a wearer when the article is being worn and an opposed garment facing side. The core includes a storage layer... Agent:
20130310791 - Sanitary or incontinence pad: A sanitary or incontinence pad includes wings which can be folded around the web of an undergarment, wherein the pad has a longitudinal direction and a transverse direction and a front end region in the longitudinal direction and a rear end region in the longitudinal direction, a primary pad part,... Agent: Paul Hartmann Ag
20130310792 - Variable stretch composites and methods of making the composite: Absorbent articles comprising a variable stretch composite obtained by a process comprising the steps of providing a first extensible fibrous substrate, printing a first elastomeric composition to a first elasticized region of the substrate, printing a second elastomeric composition to a second elasticized region of the substrate, and incrementally stretching... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company
20130310793 - Disposable absorbent pants with advantageous stretch and manufacturability features, and methods for manufacturing the same: A disposable absorbent pant that includes a central chassis and a belt structure is disclosed herein.... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company
20130310785 - Absorbent articles with elastics in multiple layers: Absorbent articles that include elastics in multiple layers are disclosed herein.... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company
20130310786 - Absorbent articles with elastics in multiple layers: Absorbent articles that include elastics in multiple layers are disclosed herein.... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company
20130310787 - Absorbent articles with elastics in multiple layers: Absorbent articles that include elastics in multiple layers are disclosed, herein.... Agent:
20130310788 - Absorbent articles with elastics in multiple layers: Absorbent articles that include elastics in multiple layers are disclosed herein.... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company
20130310789 - Absorbent articles with elastics in multiple layers: Absorbent articles that include elastics in multiple layers are disclosed herein.... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company
20130310790 - Elastic composite having cross-directional elasticity and a system and method for making the elastic composite: A method of making an elastic composite is described that entails conveying a first sheet of material on a conveyor, and wrapping a section of elastic about the first sheet and the conveyor, thereby applying elastics cross directionally across the first sheets. A second sheet of material is applied onto... Agent: Dsg Technology Holdings Ltd
20130310794 - Personal wear absorbent article with tab: An absorbent article includes a liquid permeable bodyside liner for facing the wearer, an outer cover for facing away from the wearer, and an absorbent body disposed between the liner and the outer cover. A primary fastening system is provided for securing the article in a wear configuration having a... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc.
20130310797 - Absorbent articles having a belt portion with a texture zone having a texture ratio: The present disclosure is directed, in part, to an absorbent article comprising a chassis comprising a topsheet, a backsheet, and a core disposed at least partially intermediate the topsheet and the backsheet. The absorbent article comprises a belt portion extending from the chassis. The belt portion comprises a first substrate,... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company
20130310796 - Absorbent articles having textured zones: An absorbent article comprises a chassis having a belt portion extending therefrom. The belt portion comprises a side edge, a waist opening edge, a leg opening edge, first and second substrates engaged with each other, and elastic elements disposed intermediate the first substrate and the second substrate. The belt portion... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company
20130310795 - Absorbent articles with uniform graphics: A pull-on disposable absorbent article comprising front and rear elastomeric belts each comprising first and second belt substrates, each substrate comprising at least one nonwoven layer; and a center chassis comprising at least one nonwoven layer and at least one film layer; wherein a first graphic is printed on a... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company
20130310798 - Absorbent article having multiple graphic zones: An absorbent article includes a first waist region, a second waist region, and a crotch region, wherein the first waist region and second waist region are joined with each other such that a pair of side seams are formed and the absorbent article has two leg openings and a waist... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company
20130310800 - Collapsible reservoir for use with a delivery device: Disclosed is a therapeutic fluid reservoir to be used with an ambulatory portable infusion device. The reservoir includes a pliable shell defining a varying inner volume that varies based on the volume of therapeutic fluid held inside the reservoir, the varying inner volume having a predetermined maximum volume for containing... Agent: Medingo Ltd.
20130310799 - Open access sleeve for heated fluid units: A series of implementations of open access sleeves for holding one or more closed containers of sterile fluid for use in medical procedures are disclosed. The open access sleeves may be adapted to provide heat to maintain the containers of sterile fluid above the ambient air temperature of the room.... Agent: C Change Surgical LLC
20130310802 - Portable insulated carrier containing prepared doses of medications: Provided herein is a portable insulated carrier for maintaining a syringe at an acceptable temperature for an extended period of time. The portable insulated carrier includes: a container having a front, a back, an open top, and defining an interior cavity; a closure for covering the open top of the... Agent:
20130310801 - Systems, devices and methods for fluid/drug delivery: Fluid delivery systems, methods and devices for delivering a therapeutic fluid to the body of the patient are disclosed. A fluid delivery device for delivering fluid to the body of the patient includes a housing having an upper wall, a lower wall, and an opening. The device includes a well-arrangement... Agent: Medingo Ltd.
20130310803 - Clot removal device and method of using same: A minimally invasive endovascular device for treating a blocked or obstructed biological lumen, such as a blood vessel fully or partially obstructed by deposits of biological matters in or non-biological matters. Certain embodiments of the present invention comprise two capture members that are configured to be placed on either side... Agent: Noha, LLC
20130310804 - Methods, devices and systems for accessing a hollow organ: The methods, devices and systems described herein relate to accessing a hollow organ with increased accuracy and safety. In one example, they relate to transseptal crossings of the atrial septal wall, preferably from the right atrium into the left atrium. Numerous different devices are described for performing access methods, each... Agent: Promed, Inc.
20130310805 - Delivery of substances to the external auditory canal and nasal cavity: A device for delivery of a substance to an external auditory canal and/or nasal cavity can include a reservoir, an aerosolizing mechanism, a nozzle, and a retaining member. The reservoir can contain the substance. The aerosolizing mechanism can suspend a dose of the substance, as particulates for example, in a... Agent: Otitopic Inc.
20130310806 - Nasogastric tube: A nasogastric tube (10) including a main lumen (12) having one or more proximal connectors (14) for connecting to a source of substances or pressure, and one or more vacuum lumens (16) peripherally surrounding the main lumen (12), each vacuum lumen (16) including a vacuum sealing portion (24), which includes... Agent: Turbo Seal L.p.
20130310807 - Medication reservoir: A method and apparatus for a connection interface between a reservoir or syringe, infusion set tubing, and an infusion pump is provided. A base is provided which is adapted to receive a reservoir. The base has a base engagement member, such as a detent, projecting therefrom. A cap is provided... Agent: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.
20130310808 - Flush enhancing male luer tip design for syringes and any luer connector: A luer connection device is disclosed having a housing including a side wall having an inside surface defining a lumen with a central axis, an proximal end, and a distal end including a male luer tip within the lumen having a central flow diverter extending outwardly from the central axis... Agent: Becton, Dickinson And Company
20130310809 - Apparatuses and methods for negative pressure wound therapy: Disclosed herein are several embodiments of a reduced pressure appliance and methods of using the same in the treatment of wounds. Some embodiments are directed to improved fluidic connectors or suction adapters for connecting to a wound site, for example using softer, kink-free conformable suction adapters. Certain embodiments are directed... Agent: Smith & Nephew Inc., A Corporation
20130310810 - Catheter drainage assembly: A catheter drainage assembly includes fluid flow control valve that includes a displaceable obstructer located in a fluid passage between an inlet and an outlet of the drainage assembly. The obstructer is formed with an opening to minimize the trapping of matter in the valve and can be moved between... Agent: Rocket Medical PLC
20130310811 - Apparatus, system and method for a dissolvable valve member: A valve assembly is provided which includes a housing having an inlet end and an outlet end and defining a fluid channel and a central chamber. A dissolvable valve member is positioned to obstruct flow through the channel within the chamber. The dissolvable valve member is formed of a material... Agent:11/14/2013 > 82 patent applications in 61 patent subcategories.
20130303959 - Arteriovenous access valve system and process: An arteriovenous graft system is described. The arteriovenous graft system includes an arteriovenous graft that is well suited for use during hemodialysis. In order to minimize or prevent arterial steal, at least one valve device is positioned at the arterial end of the arteriovenous graft. In one embodiment, a subcutaneous... Agent:
20130303960 - Real-time adaptive immune system and method: The interface between nanotechnology and biological systems is used to synthetically replicate the body's vital, innate, immune functions with targeted precision. Through the creation and use of complexed nanodiamonds (or other particles) with capture agents in a flow-through return apparatus or in an analytic/diagnostic tool, the invention provides individualized treatment... Agent: The Regents Of The University Of California
20130303961 - Blood ultrafiltration substitution target method and device: The present invention relates to a method as well as a blood treatment unit for the implementation of this method for the best possible attainment of a predetermined substitution target during the ultrafiltration of blood. According to the invention, a method and a blood treatment unit for the implementation of... Agent: B. Braun Avitum Ag
20130303963 - Method for pre-filling a hemodialysis apparatus: A method for pre-filling a hemodialysis apparatus includes providing a hemodialysis apparatus comprising a pre-filling liquid source which supplies a pre-filling liquid, a dialyzer, a dialysate side, a blood side. The dialysate side comprises a dialysate chamber, a dialysate pump to pump the pre-filling liquid to the dialysate chamber, and... Agent:
20130303962 - Therapeutic fluid preparation, delivery, and volume management systems and methods: A system and method utilizing non-invasive fluid volume or fluid weight monitoring to facilitate mixing of therapeutic fluid components during the preparation of therapeutic fluid for dialysis is described. A therapeutic fluid source is provided in cooperative engagement with a weight measuring device which monitors the fluid volume or fluid... Agent:
20130303964 - Apparatus for extra-corporeal blood treatment and method of determining a blood flow rate for an extra-corporeal blood treatment apparatus: An apparatus and method of determining the blood flow rate at which, in an extra-corporeal blood circuit of an extra-corporeal blood treatment apparatus, blood is pumped through the arterial blood line into the blood chamber of the dialyser and out of its blood chamber through the venous blood line is... Agent:
20130303965 - Blood reservoir with ultrasonic volume sensor: A perfusion system that is easy to set-up, use and monitor during a bypass procedure includes at least some disposable components configured to communicate parameters to the perfusion system. An ultrasonic blood level sensor can be used to monitor a blood level or volume within a blood reservoir. The blood... Agent:
20130303966 - Catheter system with attachable catheter hub: A hemodialysis catheter assembly adapted for use in a subcutaneous tunneling procedure incorporates a mechanism for securing the catheter hub member to the elongated catheter, and to provide the requisite fluid communication between fluid passages within the hub and the catheter lumens within the catheter. The catheter hub member may... Agent:
20130303967 - Meters for in-vivo monitoring: Systems and methods for use in monitoring treatment of pressure-related conditions, such as hydrocephalus, include an implantable vessel, and a meter including one or more microfluidic channels connected to the vessel. The microfluidic channels may be configured to detect at least one of pressure and fluid flow rate through the... Agent: University Of Virginia Patent Foundation
20130303968 - System and method for treatment of non-ventilating middle ear by providing a gas pathway through the nasopharynx: Methods and devices for providing a gas pathway between the nasopharynx and the Eustachian tube are provided. One device may include a lumen with a valve. A portion of the valve may be tethered to adjacent muscle. Another portion of the valve may be tethered to adjacent cartilage. When the... Agent:
20130303971 - Catheter and shunt system including the catheter: In one embodiment of the invention a catheter (203) comprises a body having at least one inlet aperture (21, 24), at least one outlet aperture (22, 25), and at least one passage (20, 23) between the at least one inlet aperture (21, 24) and the at least one outlet aperture... Agent: Telemetry Research Limited
20130303970 - Distal bearing support: In various embodiments, a catheter pump is disclosed herein. The catheter pump can include an elongated catheter body having a distal portion including an expandable cannula having an inlet and an outlet. The expandable cannula can have a delivery profile and an operational profile larger than the delivery profile. An... Agent:
20130303969 - Sheath system for catheter pump: A catheter pump assembly is provided that includes an elongate polymeric catheter body, a cannula, and a tubular interface. The elongate polymeric catheter body has a proximal end and a distal end. The cannula has an expandable portion disposed distally of the elongate polymeric catheter body. The cannula can also... Agent: Thoratec Corporation
20130303972 - Methods and apparatus for reducing count of infectious agents in intravenous access system: The device disclosed herein may be affixed over a transparent dressing overlying the catheter entry point, or may be used independent of such a dressing. The device may be affixed to the catheter insertion site using an adhesive or fastening band, or through other methods. Depending on context, the device... Agent:
20130303973 - Drug storage and delivery device and method: A drug delivery device and method is disclosed. The drug delivery device may include a cutting portion configured to form a slit in a portion of eye tissue. The drug device may also include a sliding assembly configured to slide with respect to the cutting portion to deliver a biopharmaceutical... Agent: Euclid Systems Corporation
20130303974 - Systems and methods for vitrectomy: A system for conducting a vitrectomy includes: a gas source; a vitrector including a cutting mechanism that opens and closes according to a pressure at the vitrector; and a pulse-generating system receiving gas from the gas source and generating pulses at the vitrector. The pulses cause the pressure at the... Agent:
20130303975 - Wound treatment device: The current invention discloses a wound treatment device having a wound covering member, an applicator unit, and two lumens. The wound covering member may cover a wound. Sealing mechanism of the wound covering member may be used to form a sealed wound enclosure over and around the wound. The two... Agent:
20130303976 - Methods and systems for conditioning in surgery: A method for preventing mesothelial cell trauma is described. The method comprises applying at pool of conditioning techniques prior and/or during surgery for decreasing detrimental factors and optimally using beneficial factors. The pool of conditioning techniques thereby comprises at least applying an irrigation liquid to irrigate at least part of... Agent:
20130303977 - Medical gas humidification system: An apparatus and method for on-the-go humidifying an insufflation gas through water vapor transfer from a liquid to the insufflation gas through a barrier separating the gas from the liquid to enable the gas in a normally trauma inducing state to be brought to a conditioned state. If the gas... Agent:
20130303978 - Pre-alignment surgical cassette interface: A phacoemulsification surgical console, and a related system and method. The console, system and method may include a cassette receiver suitable for receiving a surgical cassette, a controller suitable for controlling provided aspects of the phacoemulsification; and a pre-alignment feature along a lower portion under and proximate to the cassette... Agent:
20130303979 - Suction and irrigation device: A suction and irrigation device for medical use comprises a valve body with an irrigation passage and a suction passage. At least one irrigation pipe and at least one suction pipe are connectable to the irrigation passage and the suction passage by connections at a proximal side of the valve... Agent: Universitat Bern Verwaltungsdirektion
20130303980 - System for providing blood glucose measurements to an infusion device: An infusion system includes an infusion device and a sensing device. The infusion system may further include a characteristic determining device. The infusion device also includes a communication system for transmitting to and receiving communications from the sensing device or a computer. The sensing device may sense an analyte of... Agent:
20130303981 - Shape memory materials by surface modification: Devices including a flexible substrate and a grafted polymer brush coating on at least one surface of the flexible substrate and methods for making and using such devices are provided herein. The grafted polymer brush included on the devices allow for controlled bending of the device during use.... Agent: University Of British Columbia
20130303982 - Drug eluting balloon for the treatment of stenosis and method of manufacturing the balloon: A drug eluting angioplasty balloon (1, 101) suitable to adopt a deployed configuration and a collapsed configuration, the balloon having an outer wall (10) disposed around a core (11) defining an axis (X). The balloon (1, 101) comprising in the collapsed configuration a plurality of folds (12, 12′, 112) that... Agent: Invatec Technology Center Gmbh
20130303983 - Coated medical devices including a water-insoluble therapeutic agent: A medical device includes an implantable structure and a coating layer including a water-insoluble therapeutic agent and one or more additives selected from heparin, heparan sulfate, dextran and dextran sulfate, and physiologically-acceptable salts thereof. The one or more additives can be present in an amount effective to increase the rate... Agent:
20130303984 - Tissue penetration device: A tissue penetration device and method of using same. The tissue penetration device may optionally include sampling and analyzing functions, which may be integrated. An embodiment provides control of a lancet used for sampling blood. Electric field coils or solenoids may drive the lancet using electromagnetic force. Advancement and retraction... Agent:
20130303985 - Needle assisted jet injection administration of testosterone compositions: The present invention provides compositions and methods for treating a subject in need of treatment with testosterone, including introducing testosterone into the subject subcutaneously, intradermally, or intramuscularly, from a needle assisted jet injection device.... Agent:
20130303986 - Vascular access catheter anchor and access valve: Provided is a venous catheter having an anchoring system and access valve for attachment to intravenous lumen tubing. The anchor includes a sloping base plate that is attached to the skin of a user for providing stability and immobility to the tubing. The sloping base plate elevates the tubing away... Agent:
20130303987 - Valve to prevent air entering an intravenous circuit: A valve for use with a container having intravenous liquid therein, the valve including: a valve body including a valve chamber formed therein; an inlet in fluid communication with the valve chamber; means for connecting the inlet, in use, to the container so that liquid can flow through the inlet... Agent: Chimden Medical Pty. Ltd.
20130303988 - System for oral delivery of an agent to an animal: An oral delivery system for remotely treating an animal comprising an edible dosage projectile containing an active agent, wherein the projectile is capable of being remotely delivered over a distance. A method for administering an active agent to an animal using the system.... Agent: Smartvet Pty Ltd.
20130303989 - Motor health monitoring and medical device incorporating same: Apparatus are provided for motor control systems and related medical devices. In one embodiment, a control system includes a motor having a rotor, a modulation module coupled to the motor, and a control module coupled to the motor and the modulation module. The modulation module generates a modulated voltage that... Agent:
20130303990 - One piece sealing reservoir for an insulin infusion pump: A novel one-piece fluid reservoir assembly for use in conjunction with an insulin infusion pump. The single piece fluid reservoir assembly includes a barrel body, a male luer fitting integral with the barrel body, a sealing surface integral with the barrel body, the sealing surface for sealing against the pump... Agent: Applied Diabetes Research Incorporated
20130303991 - Adhesive and peripheral systems and methods for medical devices: A repeater system may control a pump by using a repeater and a user interface. An adhesive patch system may be used for affixing a pump or other object to a human body. Such an adhesive patch system may include two sets of adhesive members, each member including an adhesive... Agent:
20130303992 - Film-based protective mechanism: The invention relates to a method for producing a device containing a needle that poses an injury risk, which is equipped with a protective mechanism. The method comprises the following steps, which may be carried out in any order: a) provision of at least one film, b) connection of the... Agent: Schreiner Group Gmbh & Co Kg
20130303993 - Adapter for a syringe: An adapter for a syringe includes a base portion having an insertion hole and a flange portion extending laterally outwardly from the base portion. A longitudinal axis of the flange portion extends from a first distal end to an opposing second distal end. A first distance measured from a geometric... Agent:
20130303994 - Adapter: The invention relates to an adapter which comprises a base having a container attachment portion on a first side and a needle hub attachment portion on a second side opposite the first side. The adapter includes a puncturing member extending along a first axis for entering a container inserted into... Agent: Novartis Ag
20130303995 - Medical instrument with attached needle: A medical instrument with attached needle includes a needle tube having a needle tip capable of piercing a living body and a needle holding member for fixing and holding a middle portion of the needle tube by high frequency welding so that the needle tip protrudes from one end and... Agent: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha
20130303996 - System and method for disinfecting a catheter system: A system for disinfecting or sterilizing a catheter is provided. A housing includes a chamber having lumens for transmitting one or more UV light sources through the lumens and into a Y-set or a transfer-set. The first UV light source and second UV light source emit UV light into the... Agent:
20130303997 - Transseptal needle apparatus: In various examples, an apparatus includes a gripping member including a body and a gripping portion attached to the body. The body includes a passage configured to accept a needle cannula within the passage. The gripping portion includes an open configuration in which the needle cannula is movable within the... Agent: Greatbatch Ltd.
20130303998 - Clog-preventing valved catheter and method of using the catheter: An anti-clogging catheter includes a hollow cannula defining a first interior diameter and a distal end defining a second interior diameter smaller than the first interior diameter. A solid stylet is movable within the fluid passageway and has an outer diameter substantially equal to the second interior diameter of the... Agent:
20130303999 - Needle cannula with a collapse zone: A metallic cylindrical tubular needle cannula (1) is subjected to a metal etching liquid inside the lumen (7) thereby increasing the inside diameter and enhancing the flow properties while maintaining the outside appearance. The inside wall (5) is further provided with a collapse zone (10) manufactured by radiating heat (11)... Agent: Novo Nordisk A/s
20130304000 - Body piercing cleansing and sanitation device: A body piercing cleansing and sanitation device is described, which is self-contained and pressurized. The device improves and simplifies the cleaning process, ensuring thorough sanitation through the piercing hole, the external surface of the piercing, and the body ring without needing to remove the body ring.... Agent:
20130304001 - Liquid streaming devices and method of using such devices for treating wounds: A liquid streaming device and method of using same for treating a wound includes a body having a lower surface for application to skin region around the wound to be treated and to conform to the contour of the skin region, and an upper surface facing outwardly when the body... Agent: Enzysurge Ltd.
20130304002 - Sheet and liquid combination systems for dermal drug delivery: A dermal drug delivery system is provided which comprises at least two components, for example, a sheet of a solid and flexible material, and a vehicle liquid comprising a solvent and optionally other ingredients. A drug, which can be unstable in said solvent but needs the solvent for being delivered... Agent:
20130304004 - Collection device for use in a drainage device: What is provided is a collection device for use in a drainage device for treating wounds using negative pressure, wherein said collection device is provided entirely or partially with at least one insert containing liquid-absorbing polymers.... Agent:
20130304005 - Porous bioresorbable linked dressing comprising microspheres and methods of making same: Methods, system and compositions for making and using a bioresorbable linked dressing made of bioresorbable microspheres in various configurations are provided for use in applying reduced pressure to a wound site. The methods include manufacture of a bioresorbable dressing comprising a casing and bioresorbable microspheres in the form of a... Agent:
20130304003 - Surgical suction wand: A suction wand for use during a surgical operation involving cutting of bone which yields bone debris, the wand comprising a suction conduit, a suction tip, and a positive pressure conduit for directing gas toward the suction tip to expel debris.... Agent: Stiehl Technologies, LLC
20130304006 - Wound exudate monitor accessory: A stand-alone system for assessing wound exudates from the wound of a patient is described. The system contains functionality to detect, process and report various wound parameters. The system also may make treatment determinations based on these findings. The system may detect one or more physiological values of the wound... Agent: Convatec Technologies Inc.
20130304007 - Method and system for removing exudates from a wound site: An apparatus (10) for controlling flow of fluid from a wound site of a patient may include a chamber (28) connectable to a wound site and a reservoir (16). The chamber (28) may have a first deformed state, and a second state in which it is not deformed or less... Agent: Convatec Technologies Inc.
20130304008 - Ostomy appliance: Ostomy appliance components for cleaning and related maintenance of a surgical stoma. Components take the form of attachments, inserted elements, and/or separate parts in contact with ostomy ports, wafers, and/or other connecting components.... Agent: Stimatix Gi Ltd.
20130304010 - Breast pad and production method thereof: A breast pad comprises, from bottom to top, an isolation layer (11, 21), an absorption layer (12, 22), a moisture permeable layer (13, 23), and a leakproof layer (14, 24) disposed on an upper surface of one end, an upper surface of two opposite ends, or an upper surface of... Agent: Shanghai Foliage Industry Co., Ltd
20130304009 - Unitary absorbent core: A unitary absorbent core includes a nonwoven layer which has a body-facing surface and a garment-facing surface. At least a portion of a first binding agent is impregnated into the garment-facing surface. A superabsorbent material is located on the impregnated surface, and a second binding agent is located on the... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc.
20130304011 - Disposable wearing article: A disposable wearing includes a crotch chassis having a liquid-impervious sheet. The crotch chassis has a main region and opposite lateral portions lying outboard of the main region in the transverse direction and provided with leg elastic elements extending in the longitudinal direction. The opposite lateral portions respectively have fold... Agent:
20130304012 - Disposable absorbent article: An absorbent article that can be a sanitary napkin. The absorbent article comprises a topsheet joined to a backsheet and has an absorbent core material disposed therebetween, the absorbent core material being a fibrous absorbent material exhibiting on one side thereof discrete raised portions. The raised portions define a continuous... Agent:
20130304013 - Attachment pattern for undergarment attached absorbent articles: A mechanical attachment pattern for use in absorbent feminine care articles is generally disclosed. The hook elements are applied in a specific pattern to removably secure the article to the crotch portion of an undergarment during use. The use of a particular pattern has been found by the present inventors... Agent:
20130304014 - Male garment: A garment for absorbing fluid discharge in a male subject includes an open-topped pouch to receive the penis of the subject and an absorbent material lining at least a portion of the pouch. A strap attached to an upper edge of the front portion of the pouch is designed to... Agent:
20130304015 - Disposable absorbent article designed to facilitate an easy change: A disposable absorbent article to be worn about the lower torso of a wearer that facilitates an easy, intuitive change is provided. The disposable absorbent article includes at least one serviceable indicium that facilitates an easy change by providing alignment of the article relative to an anatomical feature of the... Agent:
20130304016 - Multi-cell container: A multi-cell container includes a bag of substantially flat shape made of flexible film, a partition wall as a separable seal welding opposite inner surfaces of the bag and dividing an inner space of the bag into a plurality of compartments and an inlet-outlet port located at a periphery of... Agent:
20130304017 - Peformance of needle-free injection according to known relationships: In various embodiments, an injector control system may be configured to control a needle-free injector to inject fluid injectate to a desired penetration depth. The injection control system may also be configured to receive injection performance data and use the injection performance data to make further adjustments to the needle-free... Agent: Bioject, Inc.
20130304018 - Vented dispensing device and method: Disclosed is a fluid dispensing device that includes at least one reservoir to hold the therapeutic fluid, at least one other unit requiring communication with ambient air, at least partly, to operate, and at least one housing defining an interior to retain the at least one reservoir and the at... Agent: Medingo Ltd.
20130304019 - Photodynamic therapy system, device and associated method of treatment: As one example, a photodynamic therapy system can include a flexible panel comprising a plurality of light sources distributed across a conformable light delivery surface thereof. The plurality of light sources can be configured to provide a treatment light to achieve a desired therapeutic effect at a predetermined distance from... Agent: Case Western Reserve University
20130304020 - Blood treatment systems and methods: Dialysis systems comprising actuators that cooperate to perform dialysis functions and sensors that cooperate to monitor dialysis functions are disclosed. According to one aspect, such a hemodialysis system comprises a user interface model layer, a therapy layer, below the user interface model layer, and a machine layer below the therapy... Agent: Deka Products Limited Partnership
20130304022 - Catheter with direction orientation: A regional anesthesia catheter used with a guide, for example a cannula, has a distal portion integrally connected to its main portion by a junction portion that has a cross-sectional profile different from the distal and main portions, so as to predispose the distal portion of the catheter to move... Agent:
20130304021 - Disengagement resistant telescoping assembly and unidirectional method of assembly for such: Extension rods of a telescoping assembly (TSA) may be assembled in a single direction. The rods may optionally be threaded together from a reverse extended configuration. The rods may optionally resist disattachement during extension. The inner rod may optionally included a leading fastener and/or the outer rod may optionally include... Agent:
20130304023 - Fabric medical device having a tapered transition and method of making: A fabric medical device and method of making the device can include warp yarns and fill yarns woven together to form a first tubular extent having a first diameter, a second tubular extent having a second diameter, and a transition tubular extent having a graduated diameter between the first and... Agent:
20130304026 - Flush entrance hemostasis valve with unobstructed passageway: A method of placing a catheter into a patient while preventing disadvantageous escape of fluid from the patient comprises providing a catheter secured to a valve hosing. The catheter has a proximal end, a distal end and an interior lumen. The valve housing has a first port, a second port,... Agent:
20130304024 - Pen-type injector: The present invention relates to injectors, such as pen-type injectors, that provide for administration of medicinal products from a multidose-cartridge and permit a user to set the delivery dose. The injector may include a housing, a piston rod adapted to operate through the housing, a dose dial sleeve located between... Agent:
20130304025 - Safe needle methods, apparatus, and systems: A bandage can be used to secure a needle to an access site so as to prevent unintended movement or withdrawal of the needle from the access site during administration of a treatment to a patient. After treatment, the needle can be removed by manipulating a portion of the bandage.... Agent:
20130304027 - System for detecting and removing a gas bubble from a vascular infusion line: A system for detecting and removing a gas bubble from a vascular infusion line, comprising a disposable cassette adapted for disposition intermediate the fluid line, the disposable cassette comprising a body comprising an inlet port, a chamber, an outlet port, and a purge port, a first passageway connecting the inlet... Agent:
20130304028 - Catheter clamps and catheters: Provided are devices and methods for reducing or preventing fluid flow through a catheter lumen. For example, the devices and methods can be used to reduce blood flow through a catheter. Optionally, the catheter is an intravenous catheter. Also provided are catheters.... Agent: H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center And Research Institute, Inc.
20130304029 - Loading and release of water-insoluble drugs: A medical device, polymer composition, and method for delivering substantially water-insoluble drugs to tissue at desired locations within the body. At least a portion of the exterior surface of the medical device is provided with a polymer coating. Incorporated in the polymer coating is a solution of at least one... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
20130304030 - Medical guidewire system with plural parallel guidewires: Guidewire system includes a guidewire jacket, at least two guidewires, and a handle. The guidewires are initially constraint within the guidewire jacket and may be introduced into a diagnostic or other catheter to deliver the guidewires to a target region in a patient's vasculature. The handle detachably retains the guidewires... Agent: Vadiswire Corp.
20130304031 - 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:
20130304032 - Bone fixation system with structure to enhance tissue growth and/or administer medicament inside bone: A bone fastener or an orthopedic implant that resides within the bone after orthopedic surgery has a threaded and/or unthreaded shaft, said shaft has a hollow portion and a solid portion. The hollow portion may have a structure that enhances tissue growth and may also hold materials that enhance tissue... Agent:
20130304033 - Dialysis catheter: A medical catheter comprising a first return lumen, a plurality of withdrawal lumens, a first clamping member and a plurality of intake extension tubes. Each intake extension tube communicates with an intake lumen of the catheter to provide fluid communication with the respective intake lumens. The intake extension tubes are... Agent: Rex Medical, L.p.
20130304034 - Steering tool: A steering tool including an internal tube disposed inside an external tube, the internal and external tubes being arranged for longitudinal axial movement relative to one another, wherein a distal end of the internal tube is fixedly joined to a distal end of the external tube, and at least one... Agent:
20130304035 - Steering tool: A steering tool including an internal tube disposed inside an external tube, the internal and external tubes being arranged for longitudinal axial movement relative to one another, wherein a distal end of the internal tube is fixedly joined to a distal end of the external tube, and at least one... Agent:
20130304036 - Transseptal needle apparatus: In various examples, an apparatus includes a needle assembly including an outer cannula including a tubular sidewall disposed around a lumen. At least a portion of the sidewall includes an exterior including a polymeric material configured to inhibit skiving of an interior of a dilator with movement of the outer... Agent:
20130304038 - Female-side connector: In a female-side connector 10, a central axis 13 of a root 15 in a male screw portion 12 of a female-side lock portion 41 screwing together with a female screw portion 23 of a male-side lock portion 42 in a male-side connector 20 intersects at a predetermined angle relative... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Top
20130304037 - Medical connector: Some embodiments comprise a connector including a rigid housing having a first end and a second end. A second member can be positioned at a second end portion of the housing and be engageable with a second device. The second member can have a body portion having a first body... Agent:
20130304039 - Multi-lumen tubing to single lumen tubing connector: A connector for a fluid handling system includes a body defining a plurality of internal passages that connect single-lumen tubes to lumens of a multi-lumen tube. Openings located along an internal edge of connector provide fluid communication between the internal passages and openings located along a curved outer surface of... Agent: Fenwal, Inc.
20130304040 - Balloon catheter: A balloon catheter having an elongated catheter shaft defining a fluid drainage lumen and a balloon inflation lumen. The balloon catheter includes a fluid drainage port disposed about the distal end of the catheter shaft in fluid communication with the fluid drainage lumen, and a balloon inflation port disposed about... Agent:11/07/2013 > 70 patent applications in 44 patent subcategories.
20130296765 - Intragastric implants with duodenal anchors: Intragastric fluid transfer devices and related methods for operation thereof are disclosed. The intragastric fluid transfer devices and related methods are intended to assist a patient in maintaining a healthy body weight by stimulating the inner stomach walls and/or the inner duodenum walls. Features of the intragastric fluid transfer device... Agent:
20130296764 - Satiation devices and methods: A device for inducing weight loss in a patient includes a tubular prosthesis self-expandable from a collapsed position in which the prosthesis has a first diameter to an expanded position in which the prosthesis has a second, larger, diameter. In a method for inducing weight loss, the prosthesis is placed... Agent:
20130296766 - User-activated self-contained co-packaged iontophoretic drug delivery system: A user-activated self-contained co-packaged iontophoretic drug delivery system and method of use for treatment of a subject are described.... Agent:
20130296767 - Methods and apparatus for performing a non-continuous circumferential treatment of a body lumen: Methods and apparatus are provided for non-continuous circumferential treatment of a body lumen. Apparatus may be positioned within a body lumen of a patient and may deliver energy at a first lengthwise and angular position to create a less-than-full circumferential treatment zone at the first position. The apparatus also may... Agent: Medtronic Ardian Luxembourg S.a.r.l.
20130296768 - Hydrogen suit for skin exposure: A system facilitates creating a controlled hydrogen rich environment around a patient. The system includes an enclosure, at least one opening, and a hydrogen source. The enclosure forms an internal space to at least partially enclose a body part of the patient. The opening is defined within the enclosure to... Agent:
20130296769 - Systems for providing wound care using air fluidized therapy: A system for wound care using air fluidized therapy is disclosed. The system comprises a wound care device with a reservoir of beads and a filter sheet contains the beads within the reservoir while contacting the user's skin during use. Air flow through the reservoir of beads fluidizes the beads... Agent:
20130296770 - Catheter with distal diffuser: A catheter configured with an elongate tube and a diffuser is disclosed. The diffuser may be configured to facilitate high flow rates through the catheter and to resist blockage of openings disposed within the body. Further, the catheter may be comprised of flexible materials to facilitate delivery into and removal... Agent: Merit Medical Systems, Inc.
20130296772 - Fluid circulation system: The present application relates to a system for the delivery of heated therapeutic fluid to a patient's body cavity, said system comprising a device, said device comprising a heating element and a pump; and a tubing system, said tubing system comprising at least one length of tubing, a heat exchanger... Agent:
20130296773 - Multi-lumen catheter: A catheter for use in the extracorporeal treatment of bodily fluids comprises a catheter body having a withdrawal port, an infusion port, and a plurality of lumens therein. The lumens comprise two or more withdrawal lumens that merge to form a single lumen proximal to withdrawal ports for transport of... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
20130296771 - Systems and methods for cleaning body cavities: Systems and methods for cleaning body cavities are presented. Some embodiments reduce size of fecal matter pieces within an evacuation conduit. Some comprise devices and methods for purging an evacuation conduit. Some comprise reduced cross-sectional profiles of a cleaning device. Some protect intestinal tissue by preventing exposure to excessively high... Agent: Motus Gi Medical Technologies Ltd.
20130296775 - Fluid injection system: A fluid injection system includes: a first apparatus which is attached to a human body and injects a fluid into the human body; and a second apparatus which is attached to a wrist of the human body and remotely controls the first apparatus, wherein the second apparatus includes an entry... Agent:
20130296774 - Fluid transport driving unit and computer readable medium: There are cases where a fluid transport apparatus cannot accurately discharge a set discharge amount of fluid, due to individual differences in components of the fluid transport apparatus, such as the diameter of an opening of an elastic tube. Therefore, in a fluid transport apparatus including a fluid transport cartridge... Agent:
20130296776 - Infusion apparatus with flow indicator: A device for dispensing fluid to a patient and indicating a fluid flow condition. The device includes a reservoir configured to provide a source of fluid under pressure. A continuous flow path in fluid communication with the source of fluid provides a continuous and substantially constant flow rate of fluid... Agent:
20130296777 - Apparatus and method for injection of fibrin sealant in spinal applications: An apparatus for percutaneous delivery of a sealant comprising: at least two fluid reservoirs, an introducer needle having a distal tip that is in fluid communication with at least one reservoir, a fluid delivery tube that is in fluid communication with a second reservoir, wherein the fluid delivery tube has... Agent:
20130296778 - Wheel operated drug delivery device: A drug delivery device (1) for mixing substances and administering a final drug product, the device comprising a container having compartments for individual storage of the substances and means for allowing the substances to be mixed. Pistons are arranged in the container and adapted to be moved by a piston... Agent: Novo Nordisk Healthcare Ag
20130296779 - Prefilled container systems: A syringe assembly may include a plunger having a stopper. A barrel may be configured to receive the plunger at an open first end. A tip cap may be removably attached to the second end and may form a chamber within the barrel between the plunger and tip cap. The... Agent: Centurion Medical Products Corporation
20130296780 - Deflectable catheter shaft section, catheter incorporating same, and method of manufacturing same: A deflectable catheter shaft section is disclosed comprising an elongated body extending along a longitudinal axis and comprising a distal end and a proximal end; and a plurality of lumens extending along the longitudinal axis of the elongated body, wherein at least one of the lumens is abutting at least... Agent:
20130296781 - Deflectable catheter shaft section, catheter incorporating same, and method of manufacturing same: A deflectable catheter shaft section is disclosed comprising an elongated body extending along a longitudinal axis and comprising a distal end and a proximal end; and a plurality of lumens extending along the longitudinal axis of the elongated body, wherein at least one of the lumens is abutting at least... Agent:
20130296782 - Inflatable retention system for an enteral feeding device: An inflatable retention system for an enteral feeding tube having a base deployed outside the human body and an indwelling retainer which is deployed within a lumen or cavity of the body by insertion through a stoma from outside the body. The retention system includes a tube having a proximal... Agent:
20130296783 - Method and apparatus for retroperfusion: The present invention relates to apparatus for retroperfusion of tissues and organs. The apparatus comprises a catheter with a proximal end for engaging a supply of the fluid medium, and a distal end having an expandable-contractible chamber for installation into suitable vessels or organs. The expandable-contractible chamber comprises a conduit... Agent: University Of Manitoba
20130296784 - Pump and prefilled bag/anaesthesia - analgesia set: The invention is directed to an analgesia and/or an anesthesia drug/device, system and an analgesic and/or an anaesthetic method utilizing a drug storage bag prefilled pharmaceutically or in a pharmaceutical compounding facility with a drug which system or method involves long-term stability of the thug prefilled storage bag, thus enabling... Agent: Micrel Medical Devices S.a.
20130296788 - Fluid transport cartridge: In a fluid transport apparatus, there are cases where a set fluid discharge amount cannot be accurately discharged, due to wear and tear on an elastic tube. Therefore, in a fluid transport apparatus including a fluid transport cartridge and a fluid transport driving unit that are separable from each other,... Agent:
20130296787 - Infusion pump: Infusion pumps according to the present invention maximize fluid throughput while minimizing vaporization of gas by employing specific flow path architecture, flow path dimensional ranges, and voltage and frequency ranges for activation of piezoelectric bodies.... Agent:
20130296785 - Needle assembly for drug pump: A needle assembly adapted for fluid communication with a cartridge containing a substance to be delivered to a subject, the needle assembly characterized by a biasing device (70) arranged to apply a biasing force on a needle (28, 116) to cause the needle (28, 116) to protrude outwards of a... Agent: Medimop Medical Projects Ltd.
20130296786 - Valves, valved fluid transfer devices and ambulatory infusion devices including the same: Valves, valved fluid transfer devices and ambulatory infusion devices including the same.... Agent: The Alfred E. Mann Foundation For Scientific Research
20130296789 - Dispensing fluid from an infusion pump system: Some embodiments of an infusion pump device may include a drive system that accurately and incrementally dispenses fluid from the pump device in a controlled manner. Particular embodiments of the drive system may include a rotational motor that is coupled to a string member, which is used to adjust a... Agent:
20130296791 - Medication delivery assembly: A drug delivery assembly for use in association with an outlet port of an injection device, the assembly including a connector for association with the outlet port of the injection device, a skin interface element including a fluid flow channel in fluid connection with at least one hollow penetrating element... Agent:
20130296790 - Microneedle: d
20130296792 - Cartridge insertion assembly: A cartridge insertion assembly including apparatus with a pathway formed therein, a cartridge including a cartridge coupling element connectable to an activation mechanism disposed in the apparatus operative to cause a substance contained in the cartridge to be metered out of the cartridge, and a door pivoted to the apparatus... Agent:
20130296793 - Dressing having integral antimicrobial: A dressing having integral antimicrobial includes a transparent film layer having a top side, an opposite bottom side, and an insertion site viewing portion. The dressing also includes an antimicrobial member having a top side and an opposite bottom side. The antimicrobial member top side is adhered to the film... Agent:
20130296795 - Auto-injector: The invention refers to a shuttering mechanism for controlling translation of a longitudinally moveable component within an elongate housing, the shuttering mechanism comprising at least one set of castellations on the housing and at least one resilient arm associated with the longitudinally moveable component, the resilient arm having a dog... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh
20130296796 - Auto-injector: wherein the spring means is a single drive spring in the shape of a compression spring grounded distally in the housing and proximally bearing against a thrust collar arranged to transmit load from the spring means via a plunger to the syringe and/or the stopper for needle insertion and injection,... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh
20130296794 - Needle safety arrangement and method for operating it: wherein the sheath linkage comprises means for restricting translation in proximal direction (P) with respect to the syringe by abutting against the syringe carrier, wherein in an initial state the sheath linkage is abutted against the syringe carrier and latched to the needle sheath for joint axial translation, wherein the... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh
20130296797 - Medical needle safety devices: A safety device 20 for shielding a medical needle 25 comprises a needle mount 28 supporting a medical needle and a needle shielding sleeve 34 arranged coaxially with the mount for sliding movement from an initial needle shielding position to a non-shielding position whereat at least the tip of the... Agent:
20130296798 - Safety device for a pre-filled syringe and an injection device: According to the invention, a safety device for a pre-filled syringe comprises of a support body adapted to mount the pre-filled syringe, a first needle shield slidably arranged with respect to the support body and a second needle shield slidably arranged with respect to the support body and releasably retained... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh
20130296799 - Key for securing components of a drug delivery system during assembly and/or transport and methods of using same: A method of securing an assembly of a drug delivery system, comprising: configuring at least a first component and a second component of the assembly in a closed configuration ready for placement into the drug delivery system; installing an assembly key including a locking element on the assembly to secure... Agent:
20130296800 - Syringe provided with needle, and method for producing syringe provided with needle: A syringe is provided with a needle that includes a needle tube having a needle tip that can puncture a living body, a needle holding member, and an outer tube that is filled with a drug. The needle holding member is formed integrally and coaxially with the needle tube by... Agent: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha
20130296801 - Syringe provided with needle, and method for producing syringe provided with needle: Embodiments of the present invention provide a syringe with a needle and method of forming thereof. The syringe with the needle includes a needle tube having a needle tip to puncture a living body and a syringe. The syringe further includes a main body filled with a drug, a fixing... Agent: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha
20130296802 - Dose setting mechanism and method of setting a dose: A dose setting mechanism comprises a drug delivery device housing and a dual state track provided within the housing that is axially and rotationally fixed with respect to the housing. A dose dial component is positioned in the housing and rotatable during dose setting and dose delivery. A clutch is... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland G
20130296803 - Two part fluid dispenser: A dispensing device for dispensing medicaments to a patient that is made up of first and second stand-alone, interconnectable assemblies. The first of these assemblies comprises a fluid reservoir assembly that houses a fluid reservoir defining component while the second assembly comprises a fluid delivery and control assembly that includes... Agent: Bioquiddity, Inc.
20130296804 - Devices and methods for protecting a user from a sharp tip of a medical needle: There are disclosed devices and methods for protecting a user from a sharp tip of a medical needle. In an embodiment, a device includes a central body portion, a medical needle having a sharp tip, a pair of wings in attachment to the central body portion, and a mechanical fastener... Agent: Emed Technologies Corporation
20130296805 - Needle shield assembly with hub engagement member for needle device: A passively activated needle shield assembly with a hub engagement member for a needle device is provided. The needle shield assembly includes a needle shield movable between a non-shielding position and a shielding position. The needle shield prevents emergence of a sharp distal end of a needle therefrom in the... Agent: Erskine Medical LLC
20130296806 - Intervention medical device and preparation thereof: The present invention discloses an interventional medical device and methods of making the same. At least one coating layer is disposed on the outer surface of the interventional medical device and the material of the outmost layer of the coating layer is a sulfonate group-containing polymer. In the present invention,... Agent: Shanghai Microport Medical (group) Co Ltd
20130296807 - Drug reconstitution and delivery device: A device for automatically delivering a drug to a user and method thereof are disclosed. The device (10, 20, 70, 110) provides a connector to which a vial (12, 50, 60, 100, 130, 202) containing the drug is removably connected and situated thereto in a substantially inverted position. When commanded... Agent: F. Hoffmann-la Roche Ag
20130296808 - Safety needle with positive flush: A needle assembly including a positive flush mechanism for use with a vascular access port. The needle assembly is configured to supply fluid to the port and to provide a positive flush to overcome negative pressures in the port that can potentially occur during withdrawal of the needle from the... Agent:
20130296809 - Nasal congestion, obstruction relief, and drug delivery: A nasal insert may include a wall in the shape of a tube, the wall including a first end defining a first orifice and a second end defining a second orifice. The first end may have a diameter, diagonal measurement, or cross-sectional area larger than that of the second end.... Agent:
20130296810 - Apparatus and methods for delivering therapeutic agents: In various embodiments, a drug-delivery device includes one or more reservoirs that may each contain a therapeutic agent for delivery to a patient.... Agent: University Of Southern California
20130296811 - Fluid spraying apparatuses, and related systems and methods: Embodiments disclosed herein are directed to fluid spraying apparatuses, and related systems and methods. The disclosed fluid spraying apparatuses may be used, for example, to spray a medically suitable fluid on a target region of a subject, such as for treating or removing tissue of the subject. In an embodiment,... Agent:
20130296812 - Fluid spraying apparatuses, and related systems and methods: Embodiments disclosed herein are directed to fluid spraying apparatuses, and related systems and methods. The disclosed fluid spraying apparatuses may be used, for example, to spray a medically suitable fluid on a target region of a living subject such as for treating or removing tissue. In an embodiment, a fluid... Agent:
20130296813 - Snap-on two-piece emergence profile healing abutment: A snap-on two-piece emergence profile healing abutment provides a trans-gingival piece that can create various gingival shapes and contours of the dental implant emergence profile. The device consists of two main components: a central piece similar to standard healing abutments, having multiple facets; and an interchangeable outer piece used as... Agent: University Of Maryland, Baltimore
20130296814 - Carry belt for vacuum surgical drains: The present invention relates to a post-operative device to support and enclose vacuum surgical drains such as Jackson-Pratt® drains while facilitating maintenance of the drains and accurate record keeping by medical personnel. A containing element consisting of a plurality of sub-pouches each for holding a single drain is provided. In... Agent:
20130296815 - Wound packing material for use with suction: A wound packing for use with suction is provided. The wound packing comprises a plurality of nonabsorbent synthetic polymeric fibers coupled together to form a nonabsorbent material suitable for placement in the wound of a mammal. A method for treating the wound in a mammal using the disclosed wound packing... Agent:
20130296816 - Negative pressure device: A method and apparatus are disclosed for providing negative pressure at a wound site. The apparatus includes a suction pump for generating negative pressure, a negative pressure reservoir, a valve element arranged to selectively provide a fluid communication path between the reservoir and the wound site while a negative pressure... Agent: Smith & Nephew PLC
20130296817 - Disposable partially flexible surgical fluid container: A disposable partially flexible surgical fluid container. The apparatus includes a triangular shaped portion comprising a rigid fluid collection portion for storing fluids, a flexible sealing portion for creating a seal for catching surgical fluids, an ergonomic handle portion for grasping and holding and a horizontal bottom portion for standing... Agent:
20130296818 - Wound dressing: d
20130296819 - Absorbent structure and absorbent wearing article using the same: An absorbent structure that includes a first region, a second region and a central region extending between the first and second regions, the first region and part of the central region are formed with a thick segment. The second region is formed with a thin segment having a thickness dimension... Agent: Unicharm Corporation
20130296820 - Method of using an absorbent article having a functional enhancement indicator: A method for choosing a feminine hygiene article from an array of feminine hygiene articles. The method comprises providing an array of feminine hygiene articles for placement in an undergarment having a crotch portion bounded on opposite sides by portions of curved leg openings, each the feminine hygiene article of... Agent:
20130296821 - Diaper with umbilical feature: A diaper having a front portion with at least one line of weakness adapted to be torn and at least one umbilical cover defined in part by the at least one line of weakness. The at least one umbilical cover is moveable from a starting position to an anchored position... Agent:
20130296822 - Connector, syringe assembly, and connector for mixing: A connector is configured to be connected to a syringe assembly provided with at least one syringe having an outer cylinder with a protruding tube-shaped port, and a holder which holds the syringe. The connector includes a connector main body mountable on a container containing a medical solution; a tube-shaped... Agent: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha
20130296823 - Intelligent drug and/or fluid delivery system to optimizing medical treatment or therapy using pharmacodynamic and/or pharamacokinetic data: A pharmacodynamic (PD), pharmacokinetic (PK), or both and PK guided infusion device, system and method optimizes the safety and efficacy of various forms of treatment or therapy (e.g., drug and/or fluid) in a variety of health-care and other settings.... Agent: University Of Florida Research Foundation
20130296827 - Devices and methods for protecting a user from a sharp tip of a medical needle: There are disclosed devices and methods for protecting a user from a sharp tip of a medical needle. In an embodiment, a device includes a central body portion, a medical needle having a sharp tip, a pair of wings in attachment to the central body portion, and a mechanical fastener... Agent:
20130296825 - Intraocular delivery devices and methods therefor: Injection devices for delivering pharmaceutical compositions into the eye are described. Some devices include a resistance component for controllably deploying an injection needle through the eye wall. The resistance component may be disposed on a removable injector attachment or on a portion of the injection device housing. Other devices may... Agent:
20130296824 - Microneedle based transdermal drug delivery device and method: A minimal pain microneedle based transdermal drug delivery device and method. The device has a clamshell configuration, where the top part of the clamshell holds one or more chambers configured to store liquid drugs, and also configured to store one or more spring operated plungers, and at least one microneedle.... Agent: Uc Biodevices Corporation
20130296829 - Non-sedating antihistamine injection formulations and methods of use thereof: Described herein are automatic injectors suitable for administration of a non-sedating antihistamine, and methods of using the automatic injectors. A specific non-sedating antihistamine is cetirizine. The automatic injectors are useful in treating acute urticaria or angioedema associated with an acute allergic reaction including anaphylaxis.... Agent: Jdp Therapeutics, Inc.
20130296826 - Safety catheter: A device and method for positioning a catheter to establish a fluid access site into the vasculature of a patient includes a luer assembly having a cannula or catheter, a shuttle assembly having a stylet for stiffening the catheter, and a holder assembly having an actuator for providing controlled retraction... Agent:
20130296828 - Therapeutic material delivery system for tissue voids and cannulated implants: Described herein is a novel drug delivery assembly having particular applicability to the field of orthopedic and surgical medicine. The devices and assemblies described herein enable the efficient application and retention of potentially expensive therapeutic materials to very specific locations, particularly those associated with voids in bone and tissue. One... Agent: Bioactive Surgical, Inc.
20130296830 - Method and apparatus for guiding an external needle to an implantable device: A support tool for a supply assembly delivers a functional fluid to an implantable medical device. The supply assembly defines a supply axis. The support tool includes a support member defining an opening. The opening has a support axis, and the opening is configured to receive the supply assembly. The... Agent:
20130296831 - Guide wire with soldered multilayer coil member: A guide wire includes an elongate core section and a flexible member disposed on the distal end, the flexible member including a first wire wound into an inner helical coil in a first direction and a second wire wound into an outer helical coil wrapped about the first helical coil... Agent:
20130296832 - Enteral feeding extension set connector: A connector for coupling to a base of an indwelling catheter or tube device equipped with a circular hub having a radius, a top surface, a side surface, and a circumferential recess defined in the side surface. The connector has a resilient assembly that includes a plurality of release buttons... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc.
20130296833 - Biodegradable osmotic pump implant for drug delivery: The present disclosure relates to a drug delivery device including a biodegradable housing and a hydrogel within the biodegradable housing. The housing, the hydrogel, or both, may include a bioactive agent. Also disclosed is a method of drug delivery including the steps of forming the biodegradable housing, in embodiments a... Agent:Previous industry: Surgery: splint, brace, or bandage
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