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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. 05/09/2013 > 54 patent applications in 36 patent subcategories.
20130116614 - Methods and apparatus for providing an arteriovenous fistula: Methods and apparatus for creating an artificial arteriovenous fistula between an artery and an adjacent vein are disclosed. Methods include utilizing a hollow spiral shunt that defines a fluid passageway between a proximal port and a distal port thereof. The spiral shunt is loaded within a delivery device that is... Agent: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
20130116616 - Enhancement of penetration and action: The present invention relates, inter alia, to dermal systems comprising at least one light source and at least one pharmaceutically and/or cosmetically active ingredient. The dermal systems can be employed in order to enhance the penetration and action of the pharmaceutically and/or cosmetically active ingredient.... Agent: Merck Patent Gmbh
20130116615 - Inflatable cuff with built-in drug delivery device for dynamic drug therapy response to blood pressure incidents: An inflatable cuff in a blood pressure-measurement system is integrated with a drug delivery device. The drug delivery device is configured to automatically deliver a drug dermally or transdermally to the individual in response to the measured blood pressures.... Agent: Elwha LLC
20130116617 - Needle assembly for mixing of substances: In one aspect of the invention, a needle assembly is provided, including: a body having a proximal end, a distal end, and a channel located therebetween, the body being configured to be mounted to an injector; a needle fixed to the body, the needle having proximal and distal ends, the... Agent: Becton, Dickinson And Company
20130116618 - Catheter including a bare metal hypotube: Catheter and methods for designing, making, and using catheters are disclosed. An example catheter is a balloon catheter. The balloon catheter may include a proximal shaft. The proximal shaft may be a bare metal hypotube having a skew value of −1.0 to −2.5. A midshaft may be attached to the... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
20130116619 - Safety syringe: A safety syringe includes a barrel, a plunger, and a needle hub. The barrel is extended axially and includes a first tube portion, a second tube portion extended from an end of the first tube portion, and a first folded ring flexibly branched and formed on an inner side of... Agent:
20130116620 - Air trap for intravenous pump: An intravenous pump system includes an intravenous pump having an air bubble detector, a separate air trap module and a patient line. The air trap module is connectable to a set interface upon which the pump can operate. The air trap module includes an air chamber capable of receiving fluids... Agent: Q-core Medical Ltd.
20130116621 - Bacterium-based microrobot including magnetic particles: Provided is a bacterium-based microrobot, wherein bacteria are attached to a part of a surface of a microstructure including at least one or more magnetic particle, for actuating a bacterium-based microrobot more effectively.... Agent: Industry Foundation Of Chonnam National University
20130116622 - Medical device: A medical device includes a catheter having an opening formed in a side portion of the catheter, an infusion tubing extending within the catheter along an axial direction of the catheter; an infusion needle disposed at a distal portion of the infusion tubing, a connecting part which bendably connects the... Agent: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha
20130116623 - Peristaltic infusion pump with locking mechanism: A medical device includes an interface unit body, which is configured to hold a portion of a flexible infusion tube. A hinge insert is fixed to the interface unit body and is configured to engage a hinge receptacle, which defines a hinge axis, on an infusion pump. A catch insert... Agent: Q-core Medical Ltd.
20130116624 - Holder for an injection syringe: The present invention relates to a holder for an injection syringe (18), with a housing (12) designed to receive the syringe, with a stand (14) for placing on a supporting surface, and with retaining means (38, 52, 54, 62, 64) for axially and/or radially fixing the syringe (18) on or... Agent: Csl Behring Gmbh
20130116625 - Medicament delivery device: Provided is a medicament delivery device (100) that is reliable, safe and intuitive to use and at the same time is easy to use when handling. This is achieved by a medicament delivery device (100) comprising a tubular housing (120, 130) having a proximal end (308) and an opposite distal... Agent: Shl Group Ab
20130116626 - Medical needle safety devices: A safety device for shielding the sharp tip of a medical needle has a needle mount which either directly supports a medical needle, or indirectly supports the needle for instance where the needle is provided as a part of a syringe. A sleeve is carried directly or indirectly on the... Agent:
20130116627 - Syringe having reduced static friction: A syringe comprising a cylinder and a plunger arranged in the latter has a sealing element which, with a contact region, abuts an inner wall of the cylinder and seals an annular gap between the plunger and an inner wall of the cylinder. The contact region has a front section... Agent:
20130116628 - Recycled resin compositions and disposable medical devices made therefrom: Syringe plunger rods comprising an elongate body formed from a composition comprising one or more of virgin material, a sterilization-stable recycled resin and a biobased compositions are described. Plunger rods comprising a plurality of ribs, some of which may have a plurality of openings, are also described. The plunger rods... Agent: Becton, Dickinson And Company
20130116629 - Connector for a fluid transport line of a medical device: A connector for a fluid transport line of a medical device including: a first body having a first access port, a second access port, and a first fluid path extending through the first body and directly connecting, for fluid transport, the first access port and second access port; a second... Agent: Gambro Lundia Ab
20130116630 - Large-volume bolus patient controlled drug administration device: A device for dispensing fluid to a patient enabling either or both of a continuous flow, as well as successive, large-volume boluses. A first reservoir provides a source of fluid under pressure. A bolus flow path provides for the delivery of a bolus dose of fluid and an optional continuous... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc.
20130116632 - Flanged sealing element and needle guide pin assembly for a fluid infusion device having a needled fluid reservoir: A sealing assembly for a fluid infusion device includes a base plate, a reservoir port receptacle, a flow base component, and a needle sealing element. The receptacle receives the reservoir port, and has proximal and distal ends, and a needle entry in the distal end to receive a hollow needle... Agent: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.
20130116631 - Safety needle assembly with correct medication connection: An adapter is placed between the needle and a conventional fluid store, or medical line. The end of the adapter that connects to the needle assembly is formed to have a configuration that is complementary to that of the hub of the needle assembly, so that the adapter and the... Agent: Smiths Medical Asd, Inc.
20130116633 - Enhanced ultrasound visualization of intravascular devices: Methods and devices for providing improved ultrasound visibility of medical devices intended for intravascular use are described. The inclusion of gas/solid boundary regions within a medical devices improves the resolution of the device under ultrasound visualization. Gas/solid boundary regions may be provided through the use of embedded gas-filled microlumens, microwells,... Agent: Sapheon, Inc.
20130116634 - Intravascular drug elution-type catheter: When the intravascular drug elution-type catheter is inserted into a blood vessel, the elastically deformable portion is formed into a deflated shape and accommodated in the first lumen of the catheter body. When the top end side of the catheter body reaches near a damaged blood vessel wall, the shaft... Agent:
20130116635 - Wound treatment device: A wound treatment device comprises a wound surface contacting plug and a cover for covering the wound surface and the plug, wherein said plug consists of a flat textile isolating material comprising at least one first surface layer, one second surface layer and one intermediate space arranged between said surface... Agent:
20130116636 - Ostomy appliance and method: An ostomy appliance includes a translucent receptacle for releasably securing to the stoma flange with the gathered ostomy pouch located within the receptacle. No or negligible pressures are applied to the stoma which remains clear and healthy. The user may use the receptacle during times of physical or personal activity... Agent:
20130116637 - Control circuit and method for negative pressure wound treatment apparatus: A negative pressure wound therapy apparatus can include a wound dressing, a fluid collection container, a vacuum pump comprising a pump motor, and tubing. Additionally, the apparatus can include a pressure sensor that measures a pressure in the tubing. One or more tubes can channel a fluid between the wound... Agent: Bluesky Medical Group Inc.
20130116640 - Laminar dressings, systems, and methods for applying reduced pressure at a tissue site: A system for applying a reduced pressure at a tissue site includes a reduced pressure source, a porous pad in fluid communication with the reduced pressure source, and a drape positionable over the porous pad to seal the porous pad at the tissue site. The porous pad includes a plurality... Agent: Kci Licensing, Inc.
20130116641 - Provision of wound filler: A process of manufacturing a wound dressing filler and/or wound dressing.... Agent:
20130116638 - Reduced-pressure treatment systems with reservoir control: A reduced-pressure system for delivering reduced pressure for medical purposes to a desired site and to receive fluids in one instance includes a reservoir having an interior space operable to contain the fluids. A reduced-pressure delivery conduit is placed in fluid communication with the interior space for delivering the reduced... Agent: Kci Licensing,inc.
20130116639 - Reduced-pressure, multi-orientation, liquid-collection canister: A liquid-collection canister includes a liquid collection chamber defined by at least one wall and a first and second gas-communication pathway formed within the at least one wall. A first aperture is positioned between the first gas-communication pathway and the liquid collection chamber to allow gaseous communication between the liquid... Agent: Kci Licensing, Inc.
20130116642 - Ostomy port gas release mechanism: Controlled or automatic release of gas from ostomy ports. In some embodiments a gap is selectively formed between a cap and a body of an ostomy port. In some embodiments, a dedicated gas exhaust lumen is provided as part of the port. Optionally, the gas release uses a filter to... Agent: Stimatix Gi Ltd.
20130116643 - Ostomy pouch apparatus with closable opening: An ostomy pouch apparatus including a first and second sheets of flexible sheet material having perimeter edge portions and respective broad surface portions, the first and second sheets joined at the perimeter edge portions to form a pouch having an interior portion between the first and second sheets. The apparatus... Agent: Colo-majic Enterprises Ltd.
20130116644 - Non-tacky wetness indicator composition for application on a polymeric substrate: The invention describes a color-developing composition that contains at least three major components: (1) a leuco dye or a combination of leuco dyes, (2) an color-developer or a combination of color-developers that can form colored complexes with the leuco dyes, and (3) a desensitizer to temporarily remove the effect of... Agent:
20130116646 - Absorbent article with dual core: An absorbent article. The absorbent article includes a topsheet having a body contacting surface, a backsheet joined to said topsheet, and an absorbent core disposed between the topsheet and the backsheet, wherein the absorbent core has an upper layer and a lower layer.... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Comapny
20130116645 - Absorbent foam tape and related methods thereof: A foam tape having an adhesive layer for positioning against a tissue surface, a porous layer including a plurality of pores adapted to absorb fluid, a breathable layer configured to allow the passage of vapor therethrough, and an optional release layer is disclosed. The foam tape may be utilized as... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20130116647 - Tucked fastener for improved fastener performance: An absorbent garment has a chassis. A first region of the chassis includes a first panel and at least one first side panel. A second region of the chassis includes a second panel and at least one second side panel. A resilient fastening component is permanently attached to an inner... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc.
20130116648 - Rubber stopper for medical treatment: This invention is a rubber stopper for medical treatment, which is obtained by molding a resin composition containing a component (A): at least one of a block copolymer having at least two of a polymer block P containing a vinyl aromatic compound as the core and at least one of... Agent:
20130116649 - Method and system for the safety, analysis and supervision of insulin pump action and other modes of insulin delivery in diabetes: An insulin delivery supervisor (IDS) with a safety analysis and supervision function that can reside between the insulin request and the insulin delivery and can intercept any excessive insulin requests before the insulin was delivered. The IDS can be implemented in any system based on insulin pump or pen and... Agent: University Of Virginia Patent Foundation
20130116651 - Catheter and method: The presently disclosed subject matter relates to a catheter and method. The catheter can be configured as a guiding catheter with a flexible shaft section, a hub disposed at a proximal portion of the shaft section, and a strain relief section that surrounds a predetermined proximal-side range of the shaft... Agent: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha
20130116652 - Catheter cannula with anchoring elements, catheter including thereof, and/or catheterization method using: Catheter cannula, catheter, and catheterization method, for administering a fluid or/and substance to, or for draining a fluid or/and substance from, a treatment space of a body vessel, duct, or cavity. In some embodiments the cannula includes: an elongated flexible tube mountable on a needle, and having an invasive section... Agent: Ramot At Tel-aviv University Ltd.
20130116650 - Dialysis apparatus and method for controlling a dialysis apparatus: Dialysis apparatus including a blood treatment unit having a dialysate chamber and a blood chamber separated by a semipermeable membrane, a dialysate circuit presenting a supply line and a discharge line connected to the blood treatment unit, a preparation device for preparing a dialysate containing a substance present in the... Agent: Gambro Lundia Ab
20130116653 - Intravenous infusion device with drip chamber and elastic float: An intravenous infusion device (10) comprises a fluid drip chamber (11) having an inlet (12) and an outlet (13). A floating plug (14) provides an indication of fluid level and when the fluid is exhausted the plug (14) settles in the outlet (13) and, being made from a soft deformable... Agent:
20130116654 - Aortic occlusion catheter: An cardioplegic fluid delivery catheter includes an expandable member for occluding the ascending aorta of a patient. A length of the catheter allows the distal end to be within the ascending aorta while the proximal end extends from a peripheral artery. The delivery catheter has a multi-lumen construction with a... Agent: Edwards Lifesciences LLC
20130116655 - Balloon assemblies having controllably variable topographies: Various embodiments provide a device comprising a balloon disposed at least partially along a template, the template including an aperture, wherein the template has a substantially cylindrical portion that resists deformation in a radial direction, wherein the balloon expands radially during inflation, wherein a portion of the balloon at least... Agent:
20130116657 - Method and device: The invention relates to a method and device for treating or preventing or suppressing a disease or condition in a non-human animal. The method comprises the steps of providing a single delivery device containing two components for sequential delivery from the delivery device. A first component is delivered from the... Agent: Bimeda Research & Development Limited
20130116656 - Nose bleeding stopper.: The present invention discloses a nose plug device comprising a compressible material to exert a pressure on bleeding areas in inner wall of nostril. The present nose plug device can further comprise a bio-lubricant coating to help in device removal.... Agent:
20130116658 - Apparatus for removing chemotherapy compounds from blood: A filter apparatus for removing small molecule chemotherapy agents from blood is provided. The filter apparatus comprises a housing with an extraction media comprised of polymer coated carbon cores. Also provided are methods of treating a subject with cancer of an organ or region comprising administering a chemotherapeutic agent to... Agent: Delcath Systems, Inc.
20130116659 - Medical device with bi-component polymer fiber sleeve: An elongate medical device having a longitudinal axis and a surface; and a continuous, helical bi-component fiber wound around at least a portion of the surface of the medical device along its longitudinal axis, wherein the bi-component fiber has a cross-section with a generally flattened side and an inner core... Agent: Stryker Corporation
20130116661 - System and method for reduced pressure charging: A reduced pressure treatment system includes a compressible chamber positionable beneath a foot of a user and being movable between an expanded position and a compressed position. The compressible chamber includes an inlet and an outlet. An inlet valve is in fluid communication with the inlet to prevent fluid within... Agent: Kci Licensing, Inc.
20130116660 - Wound treatment apparatus employing reduced pressure: An apparatus for stimulating healing of a wound, includes a porous pad adapted to contact a surface of the wound on an affected part of a body. An envelope for receiving the porous pad and the affected part of the body is provided, and the envelope includes a re-sealable opening... Agent: Kci Licensing, Inc.
20130116662 - Method for manufacturing of a tubular object for insertion into a body passageway: Disclosed are a method and an apparatus for manufacturing a medical tubular object, such as a catheter, for insertion into a body passageway. The method comprises the steps of extruding a tube by pushing tube material though an extrusion nozzle and cutting the extruded tube at a predetermined length. Further,... Agent:
20130116664 - Implantable drug pumps and refill devices therefor: Implanted drug pump devices can be refilled via a fill port in the drug reservoir that includes a self-resealable septum.... Agent: Minipumps, LLC
20130116665 - Implantable drug pumps and refill devices therefor: Implanted drug pump devices can be refilled with a refill needle inserted through a fill port in the drug reservoir of the drug pump device. Proper needle insertion may be verified visually or using electrical, magnetic, optical, acoustic, or other suitable sensing mechanisms.... Agent: Minipumps, LLC
20130116666 - Implantable drug pumps and refill devices therefor: A system for refilling the drug reservoir of an implanted drug pump device may facilitate wireless data exchange between the refill system and the implanted device, e.g., to verify proper drug selection prior to commencement of the refill process.... Agent: Minipumps, LLC
20130116667 - System for controlled administration of a substance from a human-body-implanted infusion device: A system for the controlled administration of a substance by means of an infusion device implanted in the human body is described. The system has an implantable unit for detecting a shortage or an excess of such substance or a physiological parameter correlatable to the shortage or excess of such... Agent:
20130116663 - Systems and methods for dynamic drug therapy response to blood pressure incidents: A dermal or transdermal drug-delivery skin patch has a blood pressure sensor structurally integrated or built into it. The skin patch when attached to a skin portion of an individual determines a blood pressure of the individual and in response needle-lessly delivers a treatment drug to the individual if necessary.... Agent:05/02/2013 > 60 patent applications in 52 patent subcategories.
20130110028 - Valve arrangement for use in an extracorporeal blood circuit and method: The present invention relates to a valve arrangement for use in an extracorporeal blood circuit having at least one arterial blood line and at least one venous blood line, the valve arrangement having at least one first valve arranged in the arterial blood line, a second valve arranged in the... Agent: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland Gmbh
20130110029 - Implantable flow connector: An implantable flow connector for fluidically coupling a source tissue-enclosed body space with a destination element, comprising: a conduit having a lumen terminating at an orifice at a first end of the conduit implantable in the source body space through an opening formed in a tissue wall of the source... Agent: Bioconnect Systems, Inc.
20130110030 - Method for producing several injection-molded parts: Apparatus and methods for treatment of an internal cavity are provided. The internal cavity is coated with a treatment solution. The treatment solution can include a solidifiable matrix with or without a drug or combination of drugs incorporated therein, or a drug solution without a solidifiable matrix. The treatment solution... Agent: Theracoat Ltd.
20130110031 - Biocompatible drug delivery apparatus and methods: Apparatus and methods for treatment of an internal cavity are provided. The internal cavity is coated with a treatment solution. The treatment solution can include a solidifiable matrix with or without a drug or combination of drugs incorporated therein, or a drug solution without a solidifiable matrix. The treatment solution... Agent: Theracoat Ltd.
20130110032 - System and method for treating a surface: System and method for treating a surface are provided. A flexible or adaptable pad for treating a surface may be particularly suitable for treatment of uneven surfaces. An apparatus may include a mounting section and a flexible surface comprising a plurality of treatment sections. The treatment sections may comprise an... Agent:
20130110033 - Gas-enhanced surgical instrument with mechanism for cylinder puncture: A surgical instrument for providing an ionized gas to a surgical site includes a receptacle for at least one cylinder of pressurized surgical gas and a frame having a port near the distal end for emitting the surgical gas. A passageway extending between the receptacle and the port delivers the... Agent: Covidien Lp
20130110034 - Dialysis administration set: A fixable port for use in dialysis treatment, the port having a base including a first end and a second end, each of the first and second ends having an opening and communicating through a chamber, the base having a ridge to extend into the chamber, the ridge positioned adjacent... Agent:
20130110035 - Medical/surgical irrigator with a tip through which irrigation fluid is discharged and a suction is drawn, a variable rate pulse pump for discharging the irrigation fluid and a seperate battery pack for powering the pump: A medical/surgical irrigator comprising a handpiece and a tip assembly that is removably attached to the handpiece. Internal to the handpiece is a variable speed pulse pump from which irrigation fluid is discharged through the tip assembly. A single, variable speed motor regulates the pumping rate of the pump. The... Agent:
20130110036 - Double barrel syringe and handles for use with double barrel syringes: An apparatus that includes two syringes, or a “double barrel syringe,” includes one syringe that injects or infuses while the other syringe aspirates. In the double barrel syringe, injection and aspiration may be effected by a single action. The double barrel syringe may include a handle with two members. A... Agent: Control Medical Technology, LLC
20130110037 - Bag attachment device for breastpump: An attachment arrangement is disclosed for attaching a milk collecting bag to a breastpump assembly. In one form this includes an adaptor having mounting ears upon which portions of a bag with apertures therein are hung to suspend the bag in place below the breastpump assembly.... Agent: Medela Holding Ag
20130110038 - Infusion apparatus and countercurrent pushback infusion apparatus: A countercurrent pushback infusion apparatus includes an infusion pipe, a bag-shaped elastic container, a first blocker, and a second blocker. The infusion pipe has an output end, an input end, and a flow channel interconnecting the output and input ends. The bag-shaped elastic container is set on the infusion pipe... Agent:
20130110039 - Syringe carpule for storing, transporting and in situ mixing of lidocaine and sodium bicarbonate and delivery of buffered anesthetic solution: A syringe carpule for storing, transporting and in situ mixing of a local anesthetic, such as lidocaine, and a buffer, such as sodium bicarbonate, and delivery of buffered anesthetic solution according to the present invention that comprises a hollow tubular body received within the frame of a carpule syringe, at... Agent:
20130110040 - Gel assembly: A gel assembly comprising a polymeric gel layer between metal layers. A gel assembly process comprising providing a colloidal polymer in solution, drying the solution to form a polymeric gel layer and forming metal layers on either side of the polymeric gel layer. A method of drug delivery comprising loading... Agent: Governors Of The University Of Alberta
20130110041 - Releasable top cap assembly: A releasable top cap system for a delivery device having an emergency release includes a top cap having a top portion and a bottom portion releasably attached to the top portion, the bottom portion having two adjacent side portions. A cannula is positioned distal to the top cap having a... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
20130110042 - Hemostatic devices and methods for use thereof: Materials and methods for reducing or preventing bleeding and associated side effects during and after percutaneous medical procedures.... Agent: Mayo Foundation For Medical Education And Research
20130110043 - Microneedle intradermal drug delivery device with auto-disable functionality: A microneedle intradermal drug delivery device with auto-disable functionality includes a syringe (12) having a plunger (14) displaceable along a barrel (16) and a microneedle adapter (20) with hollow microneedle(s) (22). The microneedle adapter (20) and the syringe (12) are configured for irreversible engagement such that, after attachment of the... Agent: Nanopass Technologies Ltd.
20130110044 - Syringe with disabling mechanism: Syringe assemblies having a passive disabling system to prevent reuse are provided. According to one or more embodiments, the syringe assembly comprises a barrel, plunger rod and stopper wherein the plunger rod further comprises a flexible protrusion that locks the plunger rod within the barrel. Certain embodiments further include a... Agent: Becton, Dickinson And Company
20130110045 - Single use intravenous therapy administering device with needle safety covers: A single use intravenous (IV) therapy administering device comprising an IV bag puncture needle assembly, a drip chamber, a flow regulator, a fluid filter, an IV needle assembly is disclosed. An IV infusion line provides a conduit to allow medical fluid to flow from the IV bag puncture needle assembly... Agent:
20130110046 - Apparatus and case for infusion equipment: s
20130110047 - Inserter for a multiplicity of subcutaneous parts: A holding device and an inserter are provided. The holding device includes a casing providing a cavity including walls, the was encompass a subcutaneous unit. The cavity includes a first side having an outlet opening, the outlet opening before use is covered with a penetrable or removable cover, and a... Agent: Unomedical A/s
20130110048 - Patient site protective cover: A patient site protective cover comprising a membrane, a resilient and substantially impermeable seal around a perimeter of the membrane and dimensioned to surround a site of a patient. At least one strap is operably coupled to the membrane and configured to secure the cover over the site.... Agent: Mtm Innovative Solutions, LLC
20130110049 - Drug delivery device: The subject invention provides a drug delivery device for injecting medicament which includes: a tubular reservoir; a stopper slidably disposed in the reservoir; a spring for moving the stopper in the reservoir; at least one needle, the needle having a distal end for insertion into a patient, and a lumen... Agent: Becton, Dickinson And Company
20130110050 - Medicated module with lockable needle guard: A medicated module for an injection system to co-deliver at least two medicaments is disclosed where a primary delivery device containing a primary medicament accepts a medicated module containing a single dose of a secondary medicament and where both medicaments are delivered through a single hollow needle. The medicated module... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh
20130110051 - Safety needle assembly: A safety needle assembly is provided herein having a hub; a needle fixed to the hub; a shield; a tab; a spring disposed between the shield and the hub configured to bias the shield distally; and, a clip disposed between the hub and the shield, the clip having a notch... Agent: Becton, Dickinson And Company
20130110052 - Bioinjection device: The bioinjection device has a housing including a pistol grip and an elongated barrel. A trigger is pivotally mounted to the housing. A plunger and needle are slidable between a first position in which the plunger and needle are slidably disposed in the barrel and a second position in which... Agent:
20130110053 - Drug injection apparatus and drug container: A drug injection apparatus includes a drug container, a needle tube having a first needle tip and a second needle tip, a needle-holding portion which holds the central portion of the needle tube, and a drug container mount from which the second needle tip projects. The drug container has a... Agent: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha
20130110054 - Drive assembly for a drug delivery device and drug delivery device: A drive assembly for a drug delivery device, comprising a housing with a proximal end and a distal end, and a longitudinal axis (A) extending between the proximal end and the distal end, a rotation sleeve being rotatable relative to the housing, and a piston rod being axially moveable relative... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh
20130110055 - Systems and methods for providing a flow control valve for a medical device: The present invention relates generally to a vascular access device having a septum positioned within a lumen of the device, the device further having a pusher for providing a fluid pathway through the septum. In particular, the present invention relates to systems and methods for improving flow of a fluid... Agent: Becton, Dickinson And Company
20130110056 - Neurosurgical sponge apparatus with dissolvable layer: A neurosurgical sponge apparatus and related methods are disclosed. The neurosurgical sponge apparatus has a first layer formed from a fluid absorbent material. A second layer is affixed to the first layer, wherein the second layer is formed from a water-soluble material.... Agent: American Surgical Sponges, LLC
20130110057 - Chest drainage systems and methods: A chest drainage system includes a collection device and a fluid pathway configured to extend from the collection device to a patient. The fluid pathway has a proximal portion configured to extend proximally toward the patient and a distal portion configured to extend distally from the patient. The chest drainage... Agent: Atrium Medical Corporation
20130110058 - Reduced pressure therapy apparatuses and methods of using same: Some embodiments comprise a pump assembly for reduced pressure wound therapy, comprising a housing, a flow pathway through the pump, one or more valves in communication with the flow pathway, a pump supported within or by the housing, and a one-way flow valve in fluid communication with the pump. The... Agent: Smith & Nephew PLC
20130110059 - Portable female urine collection device and system: A female urine collection device, system and method are provided. The device includes a support device and a urine collection bag. The urine collection bag encapsulates the upper surface and sides of the support device, thus keeping the support device out of the path of the urine during urination. The... Agent:
20130110060 - Device and method for menstrual blood collection: A hemispherical receptacle made of compressible material for menstrual fluid collection is disclosed herein. In a preferred method the receptacle is compressed during insertion. The receptacle further has a resilience for restoring to its original shape after being inserted into the vagina. To facilitate removal, the receptacle includes a pulling... Agent:
20130110061 - Electronic discriminating device for body exudate detection: An electronic discriminating device incorporating a non-contact electronic sensor array, a controller, and a signaling device that may indicate the presence of urine and/or bowel movement is disclosed. In particular, the electronic discriminating device can discriminate between an insult of urine only and an insult containing bowel movement. The device... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc.
20130110062 - Feminine sanitary article retention and disposal pouch: A feminine health pouch is provided for disposal of soiled feminine sanitary articles. The pouch includes a receptacle area for receiving the articles, an outer layer defining and surrounding a receptacle area for receiving the articles and configured for concealing the articles from public view, the receptacle area is open... Agent:
20130110063 - Absorbent article with sensor array for body exudate detection: An absorbent article incorporating a non-contact electronic sensor array that may indicate the presence of a body exudate is disclosed. In particular, the absorbent article includes at least a non-contact electronic sensor array that may include one or more gas sensors, a controller and a signaling device. The signaling device... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc.
20130110064 - System for detection and monitoring of body exudates using a gas emitting substance for use in interactive toilet training: A system for detection and monitoring of body exudates includes an absorbent article and at least one gas emitting substance incorporated within the absorbent article that can emit a gas after a liquid insult. After an insult, a device incorporating at least one gas sensitive composition can detect the gas... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc.
20130110065 - Disposable diaper: A pants-type disposable diaper has an outer covering sheet formed of a nonwoven fabric. An absorbent body is attached on the outer covering sheet to absorb excrement from the wearer. Sheet members are bonded, (also called “end sheets” or “end holding sheets”) on the front and back, each end portion... Agent:
20130110066 - Foam and delivery system for treatment of postpartum hemorrhage: Medical implants and methods useful in treating postpartum hemorrhage are disclosed. The implants, in some embodiments, comprise polyurethane foams having advantageous mechanical and other properties selected to promote hemostasis when brought in contact with an inner wall of a uterus. Methods of making and deploying such implants are also disclosed.... Agent: Arsenal Medical
20130110067 - Absorbent core: Absorbent core for disposable absorbent articles comprising absorbent gelling material and expandable microspheres.... Agent: The Proter & Gambie Company
20130110068 - Array of disposable absorbent articles: An array of disposable absorbent article configurations designed for daytime use by wearers at different levels of cooperation includes a first disposable diaper configuration including features configured to accommodate a first level of cooperation, wherein the first disposable diaper configuration is available in a first plurality of sizes; a second... Agent:
20130110069 - Sealing pattern for tampon overwrap: Tampons are packaged in a substantially cylindrical wrapper formed of a flexible, sheet-like material that is closed with one or more attachment zones having one or more gaps crossed by a line of weakness. The wrapper is closed at both ends and has a longitudinal seam area in which overlapping... Agent: Mcneil-ppc, Inc.
20130110071 - Incontinence device for non-ambulatory males: A disposable absorbent article for receiving urine from an individual and a method of using the same are described. The absorbent article can include an absorbent body folded substantially longitudinally. The absorbent body can include a left-side portion and a right-side portion on opposite sides of the fold, and a... Agent: Envision Product Development Group, LLC
20130110072 - Diaper with waste bag for disposal: A diaper having a plastic bag coupled to an exterior bottom portion of the diaper is disclosed.... Agent:
20130110073 - Disposable worn article and method for producing same: The present invention relates to a disposable worn article, including: an absorbent body 2 including an absorbent core 24 which absorbs body fluid laminated between a liquid-permeable top sheet 26 and a liquid-impermeable back sheet 27; a pair of front flaps Ff extending in a girth direction X to be... Agent: Zuiko Corporation
20130110074 - Press and method for producinig absorbent article: The present invention relates to a press (100) for manufacturing a tampon, comprising at least three press jaws (6) arranged in a star around a central longitudinal press axis (4) forming a press opening (2), whereby there is provided on a single or separate adjacent press jaws (6):—a penetrating segment,... Agent: Ontex Hygieneartikel Deutschland Gmbh
20130110075 - Wearing article: A wearing article includes a chassis and an absorber main body. The wearing article has a central elastic member overlapping a non-skin surface of an absorber in the crotch region and extending along a longitudinal direction at an approximately center of a widthwise direction of the wearing article, and a... Agent: Unicharm Corporation
20130110070 - Disposable diaper: A disposable diaper has an absorbent body, an outer covering sheet and two end holding sheets, and both end portions of the absorbent body are fixed between the end holding sheets and the outer covering sheet. Since a turndown portion of an upper end portion of the end holding sheet... Agent:
20130110079 - Access needle well-suited for percutaneous implantation in a body lumen: An access needle well-suited for percutaneous implantation in a body lumen, such as the stomach or the jejunum. In one embodiment, the access needle comprises a cannula, a needle, a retractable stopper and a spreader. The cannula is a tubular member having a proximal end, a distal end, a lumen... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
20130110077 - Implant cannula having an implant and a method for securing implants in an injection cannula: The application provides an injection cannula having an implant which is detachably secured in the cannula. The application also provides a method for detachably securing an implant in an injection cannula.... Agent: Acino Ag
20130110076 - Single-use auto-disable syringe: A single-use auto-disable syringe device utilizes a locking element to prevent re-use of the syringe by locking the plunger rod with respect to the barrel upon completion of an injection stroke. The plunger rod includes a plurality of teeth comprising distally facing shoulders provided on a majority of the length... Agent:
20130110080 - Systems and methods for delivering therapeutic agents: The present embodiments provide systems and methods suitable for delivering a therapeutic agent to a target site. The systems generally comprise a container having first and second regions and a reservoir containing the therapeutic agent. A pressure source having pressurized fluid is in selective fluid communication with at least a... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
20130110078 - Vaccination method using microneedle arrays: The present invention provides vaccination methods using microneedle arrays which, when applied to the skin of a subject, create a defined total pore volume. Arrays may be chosen of varying total microneedle volumes (small, intermediate or large) for use in immunisation regimes to induce different T-cell and antibody responses in... Agent:
20130110082 - Clot removal system and method: A clot removal system includes first and second barriers that each have an expanded configuration forming an occlusion within a vessel and a collapsed configuration. At least one deployment device distally deploys the first barrier relative to a clot, and proximally deploys the second barrier relative to the clot. The... Agent:
20130110081 - Double bellow occluder for sclerotherapy: The disclosed subject matter describes systems and methods of delivering a therapeutic agent, such as a sclerosing agent, to the walls of a blood vessel to perform sclerotherapy. In an exemplary embodiment a catheter includes a guidewire catheter having at least one guidewire lumen extending therethrough and a slidable concentric... Agent: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
20130110083 - Anti-thrombogenic catheter and method: A medical catheter assembly is provided including an inner catheter member, where that inner catheter member includes a plurality of inner catheter lumens, and an outer sheath with at least one patent sheath lumen. The inner catheter is slidably disposed through a length of the at least one patent sheath... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
20130110084 - Devices and methods for processing a biomaterial in a closed system: Disclosed herein are methods and devices for processing a biomaterial in a closed system and administering the processed biomaterial to a subject.... Agent: Cytonet, LLC
20130110085 - Catheter with proximally adjustable length: A catheter and associated method. A catheter designed for accessing a tissue location in the human body, typically a location within the vascular system or accessible through the vasculature. The catheter has an adjustable region(s) between its hub or proximal terminating unit and the surface of the patient's body which... Agent:
20130110086 - Bulged catheter tip: Among other things, a catheter assembly including a main catheter portion and a deformable tip portion is disclosed. Embodiments of the catheter have a lumen extending between distal and proximal ends. The deformable portion is configured to transform from a compact shape to an expanded shape when it is inserted... Agent:
20130110087 - System and method for clearing medical tubing: An apparatus for clearing fluid from medical tubing includes a first arm having a first friction reducing member, a second arm having a second friction reducing member, and a hinge connecting the first and second arms to form a body. The body has a generally longitudinal axis, and the first... Agent:04/25/2013 > 59 patent applications in 50 patent subcategories.
20130102948 - Portable blood filtration devices, systems, and methods: A blood filtration device, system, and method that can and selectively remove or reduce an unwanted, in certain cases unknown, substance from a patient's blood stream. More specifically, a specific size or size range of unwanted substance is selectively removed. The unwanted substance includes one or more of a pathogen,... Agent:
20130102949 - Glaucoma drainage shunts and methods of use: A method of treating glaucoma in an eye utilizing an implanted shunt having an elastomeric plate and a non-valved elastomeric drainage tube. The plate is positioned over a sclera of the eye with an outflow end of the elastomeric drainage tube open to an outer surface of the plate. An... Agent: Abbott Medical Optics Inc.
20130102950 - Graft-catheter vascular access system: A vascular access device, for implantation at least partially below the skin of a patient to provide an arteriovenous fistula, includes a graft portion coupled to a catheter portion. The graft portion is sutured to an opening in an artery while the catheter portion is inserted into a vein so... Agent: C. R. Bard, Inc.
20130102951 - Csf shunt flow enhancer, method for generating csf flow in shunts and assessment of partial and complete occlusion of csf shunt systems: An apparatus capable of generating flow in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunt systems by vibrating the shunt, tubing or shunt valve dome, or applying cyclical pressure to the various parts of the shunt system. A method of generating flow and method of using the apparatus in shunt patency assessment, for example,... Agent: Shuntcheck,inc.
20130102952 - Iontophoretic and electroosmotic disc treatment: Apparatus for treating a body of a subject is provided. The apparatus includes (1) a first electrode, configured to be placed at a first site in the body of the subject, (2) a second electrode, configured to be placed at a second site in the body of the subject, (3)... Agent: Rainbow Medical Ltd.
20130102953 - Nano mixed metal oxide thin film photocatalyst consisting of titanium, indium and tin: The present invention relates to a novel photocatalyst comprising Nano mixed metal oxides of titanium, Indium and tin as a thin film with nano sized grains, method of its preparation and applications. The photocatalyst disclosed herein can be used in oxygenation of human/mammalian blood along with all other applications of... Agent: Hcl Technologies Ltd.
20130102954 - Current applicable multi-needle syringe, and automatic injection device: Disclosed is an electrical signal applicable multi-needle syringe. The present invention comprises: a hollow cylinder; a needle hub closely coupled to the rear end of the cylinder; a plurality of needles placed at regular intervals inside the cylinder in such a way that the front ends are further protruded compared... Agent:
20130102955 - Apparatus and method for performing phacoemulsification: An apparatus provides mechanical energy to vibrate a tip. The tip preferably formed of multiple prongs positioned approximately circumferentially (either symmetrically or asymmetrically) around an orifice. The tip is designed to emulsify a cataractous lens and to collect the resulting detritus through an aspiration aperture. An irrigating aperture is provided... Agent:
20130102956 - Hollow needle: The present invention is a hollow needle for attachment to a syringe, through which a liquid can be delivered to the stratum granulosum and/or beneath the epidermis, preferably to an area consisting from the stratum granulosum (included) to reticular dermis (included) and more preferably beneath the papillary dermis during a... Agent: Berso Sarl
20130102957 - Controlled needle-free transport: A needle-free transdermal transport device for transferring a substance across a surface of a biological body includes a reservoir for storing the substance, a nozzle in fluid communication with the reservoir and a controllable electromagnetic actuator in communication with the reservoir. The actuator, referred to as a Lorentz force actuator,... Agent: Massachusetts Institute Of Technology
20130102958 - Breast pump and method of use: A breast pump convertible between a single breast pump mode and a double breast pump mode. The breast pump includes a pump and a conduit assembly coupled to the pump and at least one breast shield. The breast pump is operable to convert between the single breast pump mode and... Agent: Tomy International, Inc.
20130102959 - Implantable film/mesh composite: The present disclosure relates to implantable medical devices which include at least one mesh and at least one film attached to the mesh along different portions of the mesh creating at least one aperture between the mesh and the film.... Agent: Covidien Lp
20130102960 - Endoscope: An endoscope includes an insertion portion, a bending operation input portion, a first bending drive mechanism and a second bending drive mechanism. The insertion portion includes a first bending portion and a second bending portion disposed at the proximal end of the first bending portion. The bending operation input portion... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
20130102961 - Endoscope combined deflection control and lock: An endoscope including a shaft having a deflectable distal end; a handle at a proximal end of the shaft; and a deflection control connected to the distal end. The deflection control includes a combined lock and deflection control member at the handle. The control member is adapted to be moved... Agent: Gyrus Acmi, Inc.
20130102962 - Implantable drug-delivery devices, and apparatus and methods for filling the devices: In various embodiments, a tool is employed in filling a drug-delivery device. The tool may include, for example, a needle that is admitted through a fill port of the drug-delivery device.... Agent: Minipumps, LLC
20130102963 - Secure automatic configuration of equipment through replication: Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide techniques and apparatus for secure automatic configuration of equipment through replication. One example method generally includes receiving a request for configuration information used to configure at least a first device to be replicated in at least a second device; and communicating the configuration... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20130102964 - Wearable insulin dispensing device, and a combination of such a device and a programming controller: A disposable, wearable, self-contained insulin dispensing device includes a housing and an insulin source in the housing that is connected to a catheter for injecting insulin into a user.... Agent: Asante Solutions, Inc.
20130102965 - Device for inserting an insertion member, or a soft member, into body tissue: A soft cannula is inserted into tissue and affixed to skin. A cannula arrangement moves within a housing and provides the soft cannula and a guiding needle extending through the cannula to temporarily stiffen it. A drive effects an insertion movement of the cannula arrangement from a first position, where... Agent: Roche Diagnostics International Ag
20130102966 - Trocar system: Systems and methods for using a trocar system are disclosed. The system generally includes a handle having a first end a second end, a trocar disposed adjacent the first end of the handle, cannulas disposed on the trocar, and a drive system. The drive system is disposed for forward movement... Agent: Synergetics, Inc.
20130102967 - Magnetic trocar system: Systems and methods for using a trocar system are disclosed. The system generally comprises a trocar, a magnet, and a magnetizable cannula. The trocar has a first end and a second end. The magnetizable cannula has a central opening sized to receive the trocar. The magnet is positioned adjacent the... Agent: Synergetics, Inc.
20130102968 - Intravenous catheter securement device: An intravenous catheter securement device to secure an IV cannula, IV tubing, and attachments in place and to reduce the need for adhesive tape application, including a protective dressing body that secures an intravenous catheter between a cover flap and a lower portion thereof; a continuous pocket disposed between cover... Agent:
20130102969 - Drive mechanisms suitable for use in drug delivery devices: The present disclosure is directed to a dose setting mechanism that may be used with a drug delivery device. The dose setting mechanism may include an inner body having a helical thread along an outer cylindrical surface of the inner body, and a drive sleeve for driving a piston rod... Agent: Dca Design International Ltd
20130102970 - Systems and methods for a medical syringe: Systems and methods for administering drugs to a patient, including a syringe system. The syringe system includes a plastic needle coupled to an end of a syringe barrel, the needle including a proximal taper and a distal taper. A cannula assembly is removably coupled to the plastic needle, the cannula... Agent: Jms North America Corporation
20130102971 - Medicament delivery device with braking means: A medicament delivery device has an elongated housing; a medicament container carrier for a medicament container to which a medicament delivery member is attached, the carrier being slidable in the housing; a trigger unit; a cover unit coaxial and slidable in the housing; a release mechanism adapted to be actuated... Agent: Shl Group Ab
20130102972 - Cartridge holder and drug delivery device: m
20130102973 - Syringe barrel adapter and needle assembly: An adapter mountable to a retractable syringe barrel comprises a body that includes a needle portion and a barrel-engaging portion and a needle aperture. The adapter facilitates mounting a needle assembly to the barrel. The needle assembly comprises a needle body and cannula and an immobile, compressible needle seal, wherein... Agent: Unitract Syringe Pty Ltd
20130102974 - Systems and methods for providing a closed venting hazardous drug iv set: A device for priming and venting a hazardous drug within an intravenous administration set. The device includes various access ports and fluid channels to permit direct injection of a hazardous drug into the fluid reservoir, while eliminating the possibility of undesirable exposure to the hazardous drug. The device further includes... Agent: Becton, Dickinson And Company
20130102975 - Blood delivery system: A device for providing blood and/or fluid to a patient is provided. The device includes a dispensing end, a blood pathway and a fluid pathway. An end cap is at the fluid dispensing end. A joining member is located proximate to the end cap and joining the blood pathway and... Agent:
20130102976 - Spring clip safety iv catheter: A safety IV catheter includes a unitary, resilient needle guard received in a catheter hub. The needle guard includes a proximal arm or wall that includes an opening through which a needle passes for axial movement. When the needle is retracted from the catheter, it releases the force that had... Agent: B.braun Melsungen Ag
20130102977 - Ophthalmic composition: The present invention provides an ophthalmic composition which stabilizes the tear film during wearing contact lens, prevents eye dryness, imparts a favorable sensation in using, is highly convenient with no risk of misuse and shows a high efficiency in the course from manufacturing to sales. More specifically, the present invention... Agent: Rohto Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
20130102978 - Microdermabrasion apparatus and method: According to some embodiments, a system for treating skin includes a handpiece assembly comprising a tip and a main body portion, the main body portion comprising an interior cavity and at least one canister configured to store at least one of a treatment material and a waste material. The treatment... Agent: Edge Systems Corporation
20130102979 - Dressing and method for applying reduced pressure to and collecting and storing fluid from a tissue site: A reduced pressure dressing for applying reduced pressure treatment to a tissue site includes an interface layer adapted to be positioned at the tissue site. An absorbent layer is in fluid communication with the interface layer to absorb liquid from at least one of the interface layer and the tissue... Agent: Kci Licensing, Inc.
20130102980 - Wound drainage control apparatus: A wound drainage device flow regulator (40) for controlling fluid flow from a wound to a container. The regulator (40), in use, provides selective communication between a conduit and the container. The device includes a valve for communication between the conduit and the container in response to a level of... Agent: Research Medical Pty Ltd
20130102981 - Control of female body odours: The invention concerns the control of female body odours, particularly odours associated with body fluids, namely products of the genito-urinary tract, such as menstrual or catamenial fluids, vaginal fluids, urine, by use of low odour compositions of fragrance materials. The composition of fragrance material includes at least 5% of one... Agent: Quest International Services B.v.
20130102982 - Absorbent product: In order to solve the above problem, provided is an underpants-type disposable diaper, wherein the back body part B has at an intergluteal cleft facing portion a bending fit portion 40 which is bent so as to enter into the intergluteal cleft of a wearer, the outer sheet 20 has... Agent: Daio Paper Corporation
20130102983 - Systems and methods for a fluid-absorbing member: Some embodiments of the invention include a fluid-absorbing member that can include a plurality of layers. In one embodiment, the plurality of layers can include a first layer, a second layer, and a third layer. Further, the first layer can be made from a bamboo-containing material and can be configured... Agent:
20130102984 - Modified kraft fibers: A method of producing a modified pulp for use in paper or paper web products, the method comprising treating wood chips in an extraction process to remove hemicellose to form treated wood chips; and subjecting said treated wood chips to chemical or semichemical pulping to form a modified Kraft pulp... Agent: International Paper Company
20130102985 - Absorbent article having a discrete portion: An absorbent article can have a discrete portion formed from a web of material. The discrete portion can have any shape as desired. The absorbent article can have a second discrete portion which can also have any shape as desired. The shape of the second discrete portion can be the... Agent:
20130102986 - Wearable absorbent articles with reusable chassis having extensible body zones: Reusable chassis with body zones having lateral extensibilities that are low enough to at least reduce sag but high enough to accommodate swelling by absorbent inserts.... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company
20130102988 - Disposable diaper: An outer covering sheet (4) of a pants-type disposable diaper (1) has a front part and a back part (403) to be positioned on a front side and a back side of a wearer, and a middle part lying between the both. An absorbent body (20) is attached on the... Agent:
20130102987 - Absorbent article: In the disclosed absorbent article, in a first region, a first elastic member extends linearly in the widthwise direction, in a second region, a second elastic member extends linearly in the widthwise direction, the elongational stress of the first elastic member is greater than the elongational stress of the second... Agent: Unicharm Corporation
20130102989 - Dispensing insert for a medicine containment and dispensing system and associated method: A dispensing insert is configured to friction fit within a neck of a bottle and to selectively receive an oral syringe. The dispensing insert includes a hollow cylinder, a top plate capping one end of the hollow cylinder, a raised deck extending substantially parallel to and spaced from the top... Agent: Target Brands, Inc.
20130102990 - System and method for mixing the contents of two containers: A system for mixing the contents of a first container and a second container. The system includes the first container that has container body with an opening fluidly connected to a cavity defined by the container body, a first substance contained in the cavity, and a stopper sealing the opening.... Agent:
20130102991 - System and method for mixing the contents of two containers: A system for mixing contents of a first container with contents of a second container. The system includes a first container, a second container, a device for establishing fluid communication between the first container and the second container, and a hanger for hanging the system, wherein the hanger is operable... Agent:
20130102992 - System and method for mixing the contents of two containers: A port assembly for establishing fluid communication between a first container and a second container. The port assembly includes a port housing for connection to a second container, and a retainer for connection to a first container, wherein the retainer rotates relative to the port housing and is constructed to... Agent:
20130102993 - Liposome comprising elastin-like polypeptide and tumor cell targeting material and use thereof: A liposome including an elastin-like polypeptide (ELP) and a tumor cell targeting material, a pharmaceutical composition including the liposome, and a method of delivering an active agent to a target site using the liposome.... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130102994 - Sealing arrangement for syringe: A syringe containing a high water content product and for use in a drug infusion system is provided. The syringe includes a plunger carrying front and rear o-rings made of a diene rubber compound such as chlorobutyl rubber or bromobutyl rubber to impart very low gas permeability characteristics to the... Agent:
20130102995 - Methods and apparatus for inhibiting introduction of air into the vasculature during a percutaneous procedure: Apparatus and methods for inhibiting the introduction of air into the body during a percutaneous procedure.... Agent:
20130102996 - Pressure activated foreign body removal system and method of use: A foreign body retrieval catheter having a distal segment which is movable from a reduced outside diameter for positioning at a target site, and an enlarged outside diameter to suitable for thrombectomy or foreign body retrieval.... Agent: Reverse Medical Corporation
20130102997 - Dispensing mechanism with foam-filled nipple: The present invention discloses a dispensing device. The dispensing device includes a chamber subassembly coupled to a mouth guard subassembly. The mouth guard subassembly includes a mouth guard adjacent to an end of the chamber subassembly, a nipple extending from the mouth guard, and foam disposed within the interior of... Agent:
20130102998 - Holder and a method of using the holder: A holder for a drug delivery device comprising a body portion, and a first flange extending from the holder, wherein the body portion comprises a receiving portion for receiving a drug delivery device, and the flange extends from the body portion of the holder.... Agent: Aesica Formulation Development Limited
20130103000 - Catheter assembly: A catheter assembly comprises a catheter having a wall at least partially defining a lumen. The lumen communicates with an opening in an exterior catheter surface at a distal end of the catheter. A lengthwise portion of the wall is made of a resilient material and is longitudinally extensible. The... Agent: The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
20130102999 - Pleurodesis catheter with coated and shielded tip: System and components for inducing pleurodesis while minimizing likelihood of tissue damage from direct application of pleurodesis-enhancing materials. A tube device is provided that is configured to elute pleurodesis-enhancing material. The device includes one or more features configured to prevent or lessen the likelihood that the pleurodesis-enhancing material comes into... Agent:
20130103001 - Side-loading torque device: A surgical instrument for grasping and controlling a guide wire includes a male member having a longitudinal slit in communication with an inner hollow bore and a female member having a longitudinal slit in communication with an inner chamber. The male member is rotatably engageable within at least a portion... Agent: Imds Corporation
20130103002 - Infusion tube system and method for manufacture: An infusion tube system and a method for manufacture are provided. An infusion tube system including an infusion tube and a connector attached to the infusion tube at an end of the infusion tube is disclosed. The connector has a proximal end and includes a connector body extending from a... Agent: Unomedical A/s
20130103003 - Secure system for transferring medical fluid: A system for transferring medical fluid includes a male Luer connector and a female Luer connector, the male Luer connector including a collar surrounding at least part of a male conical portion whose outer surface is supported against the female conical connection surface of the female Luer connector during the... Agent: Technoflex
20130103004 - Locking catheter hub: A drainage catheter, comprising an elongate body member, an elongate flexible member and a hub, the hub including a base and a collar, the base an internal passageway and a side lumen and an outer surface including an engagement element and a mating surface portion, and the collar including a... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
20130103005 - Zero-pressure balloon catheter and method for using the catheter: A safety catheter includes a shaft. The shaft has a proximal shaft portion having a proximal end, a distal tip portion defining a junction with the proximal shaft portion, a fluid drain lumen, and a balloon inflation lumen. The fluid drain lumen defines a distal fluid drain opening at the... Agent: Mayser, LLC
20130103006 - Mesh protection system: An improved safety feature for preventing overdosage to a patient is disclosed. In one embodiment, the feature includes an improved screen member that prevents the inadvertent entry of a needle having too large a diameter. The screen member includes a plurality of holes that are configured so as to rid... Agent: Palyon Medical (bvi) Limited04/18/2013 > 59 patent applications in 45 patent subcategories.
20130096480 - Access disconnection systems with arterial and venous line conductive pathway: An extracorporeal blood system includes: an extracorporeal blood machine; an arterial line extending from the extracorporeal blood machine; a venous line extending from the extracorporeal blood machine; and an access disconnection circuit for detecting a disconnection of at least one of the arterial or venous lines from a patient, the... Agent: Baxter International Inc.
20130096481 - Systems and methods for optical access disconnection: An access disconnection system includes: a material capable of absorbing blood from a patient, a light emitter positioned to emit light onto a first portion of the material, the first portion spaced at least a threshold distance from a second portion of the material, the second portion located so as... Agent: Baxter International Inc.
20130096482 - Alternate geometry stylet for ventricular shunt catheter placement: A stylet having a non-round cross-sectional shape which is specifically adapted to reduce the adhesion or “stickiness” of contact between the stylet and the interior surface of the lumen of an elastomeric catheter through which it extends. The stylet may be “pre-loaded” into the catheter.... Agent: Medtronic Xomed, Inc.
20130096483 - Active bimodal valve system for real-time iop control: An IOP control system provides drainage from an anterior chamber of the eye to a drainage location at the eye. The system has a valve with an open flow position and a closed zero flow position. A sensor system includes a first sensor arranged to detect a first pressure representative... Agent:
20130096484 - Implantable adjustable valve: A valve unit capable of being implanted in a patient and having adjustable performance settings, such as pressure settings and/or flow control, to regulate passage of a bodily fluid. A casing defines a port for the bodily fluid, and a valve mechanism positioned at the port includes a movable valve... Agent: Codman & Shurtleff, Inc.
20130096486 - Activatable drug dispensing system: The invention relates to a system (1) for controlling an electrolytic reaction in a reaction medium, with the system (1) comprising a primary energy storage (10), an intermediate storage (30) and a control unit (50). The control unit of the system is adapted for transferring electrical energy from the primary... Agent: Acino Ag
20130096485 - Irreversible electroporation using nanoparticles: The present invention provides methods, devices, and systems for in vivo treatment of cell proliferative disorders. The invention can be used to treat solid tumors, such as brain tumors. The methods rely on non-thermal irreversible electroporation (IRE) to cause cell death in treated tumors. In embodiments, the methods comprise the... Agent:
20130096487 - Device for applying medical fluid to an area and for cutting within the area: A device for applying medical fluid to an area and for cutting within the area is provided. The device includes an inlet port, a fluid flow channel, an outlet and a blade. The inlet port is configured for receiving the medical fluid into the device. The fluid flow channel is... Agent:
20130096488 - Methods for using ultrasound for enhancing efficiency and targeting of intranasal administration of therapeutic compounds to the central nervous system: The present invention is directed to methods for reducing systemic absorption of therapeutic compounds or agents while enhancing efficiency of delivery and targeting of intranasal administration of such compounds or agents to the central nervous system. More specifically, use of ultrasound technology in conjunction with intranasal delivery of a therapeutic... Agent: Healthpartners Research & Education
20130096489 - High shear application in medical therapy: In this disclosure, a method is described wherein the method comprises mixing a therapeutic gas or a therapeutic liquid or a combination thereof and a liquid carrier in a high shear device to produce a dispersion; and administering the produced dispersion intravenously to a patient; wherein the produced dispersion contains... Agent: H R D Corporation
20130096490 - Wound treatment system and method of use: A wound treatment system including a treatment chamber, a source of an aqueous antibiotic, a source of an oxygen-enriched gas, and a control system adapted to alternately surround a human limb with antibiotic mist and the oxygen enriched gas, which can be used to heal lesions such as foot ulcers.... Agent: Iyia Technologies, Inc.
20130096491 - Closed cell culture system: An object of the present invention is to provide a tissue cell culture system whereby a call tissue can be efficiently and quickly proliferated in vivo and the onset bacterial infection in an injured part can be avoided in the course of a treatment. More specifically, a closed cell culture... Agent: Next21 K.k.
20130096492 - Stimulation of cartilage formation using reduced pressure treatment: System and methods for stimulating cartilage formation at a first tissue site through a second tissue site is presented. The system includes a fluid source for supplying a therapeutic solution, a reduced pressure source for supplying reduced pressure, a fluid delivery manifold for deploying adjacent the first tissue site, and... Agent:
20130096493 - Spraying device: An administration device can discharge a prescribed, equal amount of medicine a number of times by spraying. A spraying device includes a barrel; a gasket provided slidably movable in liquid-tight manner in the barrel; a rod coupled to a base end of the gasket; and a regulating member provided on... Agent: Nipro Corporation
20130096494 - Devices, systems, and methods for auto-retroperfusion of the cerebral venous system: Devices, systems, and methods for auto-retroperfusion of the cerebral venous system. In an exemplary embodiment of a catheter for controlling blood perfusion pressure of the present disclosure, the catheter comprises a body having a proximal open end, a distal end, a lumen extending between the proximal open end and the... Agent: Cvdevices, LLC
20130096495 - Medicament delivery device: A medicament delivery device includes a housing with a circle-segment-shaped compartment for a drive unit that moves at least one stopper in a medicament container and that includes a support wheel and central hub on which first and second parallel disks are fixedly attached and interconnected by an abutment cross-wall;... Agent: Shl Group Ab
20130096497 - Catheters with control modes for interchangeable probes: A medical system including a catheter containing a mechanical system that is remotely operable uses a sensor to at least partly measure a pose of the catheter and a control system coupled to the mechanical system. The control system has multiple operating modes including one or more holding modes in... Agent: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
20130096498 - Surgical instrument with increased reliability: A surgical instrument having a long shaft comprises, in the shaft, a sealing element produced by primary shaping at the installation location. The sealing element is produced such that any actuating mechanisms are installed and held in place in the shaft and then a curable plastic material is injected into... Agent: Erbe Elektromedizin Gmbh
20130096499 - Balloon catheter system for sealing puncture points in body cavities, hollow organs or in percutaneous systems in mammals: The present invention relates to a balloon catheter system for sealing puncture points or openings in body cavities, hollow organs or in percutaneous drainage operations in mammals, consisting of a filling catheter on the distal end of which a first balloon can be filled with the filling medium is arranged... Agent: Universitatsmedizin Der Johannes Gutenberg Univers
20130096500 - Nucleic acid based cardiovascular therapeutics: The present invention relates to methods and compositions for delivering a nucleic acid to be expressed in the myocardium of a patient. More specifically, the present invention relates to techniques and polynucleotide constructs for treating heart disease by in vivo delivery of angiogenic transgenes.... Agent:
20130096501 - System and method for patient access port reporting: A method is disclosed for detecting, by a sensing and data acquisition circuit module, at least one parameter associated with an access port. The method includes wiping at least a portion of an access port, allowing the access port to dry for a predetermined amount of time, accessing the access... Agent: Proteus Digital Health, Inc.
20130096502 - Injection needle assembly and drug injection device: Objects are to ensure a required depressing force and puncture speed when a needle tube is punctured in the skin, and to be able to reliably situate a needle tip of a needle tube in the upper layer of skin. A needle injection assembly 2 includes a needle tube 5... Agent: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha
20130096503 - Accumulator for implantable infusion device: An accumulator is employed in an implantable infusion device to provide compliance in the flow path of the device. The accumulator may act to increase the pumping accuracy and repeatability while simultaneously reducing the energy requirements of the device. In one example, the accumulator is arranged at the outlet of... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20130096504 - Vascular access assembly and safety device: A safety intravenous (IV) catheter assembly is disclosed which includes a safety device having a housing defining a cavity and distal and proximal openings, and a biasing member positioned within the cavity. The biasing member is movable from a first position to a second position to tilt the housing in... Agent: Covidien Lp
20130096505 - Catheter positioning system: A catheter positioning system includes a catheter needle assembly comprising a catheter having a permanent hub and a needle carried in the catheter lumen. A releasable clamp is used to compress the catheter against the needle to prevent axial movement of one relative to the other. The clamp is periodically... Agent:
20130096506 - Systems and methods for anchoring medical devices: Some embodiments of a medical device anchor system include an anchor device that secures a medical instrument (such as a catheter or the like) in place relative to a skin penetration point using subcutaneous anchors. In some implementations, the anchor device can be installed using a technique in which the... Agent: Interrad Medical, Inc.
20130096507 - Medical appliance securing device and method of using the same: Medical appliance securing device and method of using the same to secure a medical appliance to a patient. In one embodiment, the device may be used to secure a hemodialysis catheter to a patient and may include a first base portion, a first adhesive for securing the first base portion... Agent: M.c. Johnson Co., Inc.
20130096508 - Intraosseous-needle stabilizer and methods: Stabilizers for intraosseous devices, such as, for example, stabilizers that may be coupled to an intraosseous device (e.g., a device including an intraosseous needle) while a portion of the device extends into a patient's bone and/or while the device is coupled to a fluid source (e.g., FV bag, syringe, etc.).... Agent:
20130096509 - Cartridge holder and alignment interface: A system for a drug delivery device comprising a reservoir holder configured to hold a reservoir, and an alignment interface comprising a main body configured to be coupled to the reservoir. A first alignment feature is provided on the main body. The first alignment feature cooperates with a corresponding alignment... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh
20130096510 - Coded ferrule for a drug delivery device: A ferrule and a cartridge for use with a drug delivery device. A neck portion of the cartridge comprises a first coding feature. The ferrule comprises a main body defining a bore that extends from a proximal end and a distal end of the main body. The bore is configured... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh
20130096511 - Tactile identification of drug filled cartridge: A tactile identification coding for a cartridge for use with a drug delivery device is described. The tactile identification coding includes the cartridge containing a drug and an identification coding located on the cartridge, the identification coding including a logical symbol to visually indicate to a user the type of... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh
20130096512 - 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, wherein the spring means is a single drive spring in the shape of a compression spring arranged to be grounded at a... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh
20130096513 - Automatic injection device with torsional spring: A semi-automatic “fixed” dose injection device is disclosed containing a reservoir of medicament, where a trigger controls the unwinding of a torsional spring to cause a predetermined injection of medicament from the reservoir through a disposable needle.... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh
20130096514 - High flow catheter valve: Valves for regulating fluid flows through medical devices are provided. In some embodiments, the valves are adapted for use in high flow applications and multiple valve elements disposed across a plurality of fluid flow paths branching from and into one or more inlets and outlets.... Agent: Usnavilyst Medical, Inc.
20130096516 - Healing wounds by restoring physiological norms: A method of treating a wound by restoring a bodies' physiological norms is disclosed. A wound dressing is applied over the wound in which the wound dressing has an inlet and an outlet and furthermore forms a substantially airtight cover over the wound. A vapor is supplied to the wound... Agent:
20130096515 - Skin therapy systems: A convenient and hygienic skin therapy system comprising an encaser, one or more therapeutic compositions, a sealing means and optional accessories is disclosed. A method of using such a skin therapy system is also provided. The skin therapy system and the use thereof provides an effective, efficient and safe therapeutic... Agent:
20130096517 - Eyewash container: An eyewash dispensing container to store and deliver an eyewash fluid that is particularly suitable for terminal sterilization. The container includes a base and a locking lid with a tamper indicator. The container is able to be opened quickly and deliver the eyewash fluid directly to an eye of a... Agent: Niagara Pharmaceuticals Inc.
20130096519 - Apparatus for aspirating, irrigating and cleansing wounds: An apparatus for cleansing wounds in which irrigant fluid from a reservoir connected to a conformable wound dressing and wound exudate from the dressing are recirculated by a device for moving fluid through a flow path which passes through the dressing and a means for fluid cleansing and back to... Agent: Smith & Nephew PLC
20130096520 - Vacuum bandage packing: A vacuum bandage is provided for use with a wound having a wound surface. The bandage is connectable to a vacuum source and includes a wound dressing member having a wound contacting surface, a top surface, and a port configured for communication with the vacuum source. The wound dressing member... Agent: Kci Medical Resources
20130096518 - Wound filling apparatuses and methods: Many embodiments of wound filling devices and methods of their use in systems for the application of negative pressure therapy are described herein. In one embodiment, a wound filling device comprises: an inflatable bag member having at least one fluid carrying conduit operably connected thereto to inflate/deflate said bag member;... Agent: Smith & Nephew PLC
20130096521 - Polymeric film comprising an odor absorbing pvdc blend: The presently disclosed subject matter is directed to a polymeric film that comprises at least one odor absorbent layer. Specifically, the odor absorbent layer can comprise polyvinylidene chloride polymer and magnesium oxide, magnesium salt, magnesium hydroxide, zeolite, or combinations thereof. The use of the disclosed film in ostomy pouches and... Agent: Cryovac, Inc
20130096522 - Body attachment wafer for an ostomy device: Provided is a body attachment wafer for attaching an ostomy device to a wearer. The body attachment wafer includes a plastic film having an opening therein, a layer of adhesive coated onto one side of the plastic film, and a stiffening layer releasably attached to the plastic film on the... Agent: Molnlycke Health Care Ab
20130096523 - Multilayer backing film for adhesive skin barrier of ostomy appliance: A one-piece ostomy appliance includes an adhesive skin barrier for attaching an ostomy pouch to a user to receive stomal effluent. The adhesive skin barrier is attached to the ostomy pouch via a multilayer backing film, which includes a layer formed of a material having good resistance to chemical ingredients... Agent: Hollister Incorporated
20130096525 - Male incontinence guard comprising an absorbent barrier: A male incontinence guard includes a liquid permeable topsheet, a backsheet, and an absorbent body between the topsheet and the backsheet. The guard has a transverse direction and a longitudinal direction and is divided by a transverse dividing line into a front region with a front transverse edge and a... Agent: Sca Hygiene Products Ab
20130096524 - Wound treatment article, containing a portion of modified natural fibers or synthetic fibers: The invention relates to a wound treatment item having a proportion of modified natural fibers or synthetic fibers with a high dehydrating capacity.... Agent:
20130096526 - Fluid-absorbent article: The present invention relates to fluid-absorbent articles, comprising a fluid-absorbent core comprising at least 60% by weight of fluid-absorbent polymer particles and not more than 40% by weight of cellulose based fibers and an acquisition-distribution layer comprising at least 90% by weight of synthetic non-cellulose based fibers and not more... Agent: Basf Se
20130096527 - Absorbent article providing a better fit and more comfort to a wearer: A disposable pull-on garment has a front waist region and a back waist region opposite the front waist region. The disposable pull-on garment also has a chassis and front and back waist members attached to the chassis in the front and back waist regions, respectively. The front waist member has... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company
20130096528 - Pants-type absorbent wearing article: A pants-type wearing article adapted to inhibit a decrease in the effective area of the buttocks covering portion to cover the wearer's buttocks. A pants-type diaper having a longitudinal direction, a transverse direction and a front-back direction, and including a front panel adapted to cover a front waist region of... Agent: Unicharm Corporation
20130096529 - Tube set insertion apparatus: A tube set insertion apparatus for connection to a bottle of saline solution, comprising a flange adapted to connect to the bottle at an opening in the bottle, a plurality of holding members positioned relative to one another to form a channel and to align a drip chamber disposed therein... Agent:
20130096530 - Method of monitoring safety in medication delivery for diabetes management: Glucose sensor signals and medication delivery control signals are monitored and these signals are modified for compatibility and safety purposes. In one application, output control signals from a controller directed to a delivery device are modified as a function of an actual amount of insulin delivered to the user. The... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.
20130096534 - Drug delivery systems and methods: A delivery system includes a housing along with a tip connected to one end of the housing. A first cannula extending from the tip is provided for inserting a rod implant into tissue. A second cannula, concentrically disposed within the first cannula, is utilized to force the rod implant from... Agent: Allergan, Inc
20130096531 - Hypodermic needle assembly having a transition hub for enhancing fluid dynamics and microsphere injectability: A hypodermic needle assembly and a method of delivering a microsphere drug. A hypodermic needle assembly includes an injection needle; an injection device; and a hub defining a cavity including a transition portion having a first end and a second end between the first end and an inlet of the... Agent: Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
20130096532 - Polymer-based micro-needle array designs, fabrication processes, and methods of use thereof for drug delivery: A micro-needle array is provided that may be used to deliver a bioactive agent to a therapeutic target. The micro-needle array preferably includes a substrate, a plurality of micro-needles integral with the substrate, and a bioactive agent. At least one micro-needle preferably includes a top surface, a bottom surface, a... Agent: Rutgers, The State University Of New Jersey
20130096533 - Tissue penetration device: An agent injection device is provided that is capable of injecting an agent to a known predetermined tissue depth. An injection member has an elongate injection shaft with an outlet port configured to dispense an agent at a controllable time. A controllable driver is coupled to the elongate injection shaft... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh
20130096535 - Adjustable stiffness catheter: Medical devices such as catheters can include structure or provision that permit a physician or other health care professional to adjust the stiffness of at least a portion of the medical device. In some instances, the medical device may be adjusted prior to inserting the medical device into a patient.... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
20130096536 - System and apparatus for treating a tissue site having an in-line canister: A canister for use in administering reduced pressure to a tissue site includes a center body, a first end cap, and a second end cap. The center body includes a first end, second end, and a number of fluidly separate body conduits. The first end cap is connected to the... Agent:
20130096537 - Implantable infusion device including anti-sealing reservoir: Techniques are disclosed for reducing the accumulation of gases in an implantable infusion device. In one example, an implantable infusion device (IID) includes a housing, an expandable and contractible reservoir, and a standoff member. The expandable and contractible reservoir is configured to store a therapeutic agent and is arranged within... Agent: Medtronic Inc.
20130096538 - Implantable pump with reservoir level detector: An implantable pump includes a base plate and a can that are parts of the pump housing. The base plate bottom divides the housing into a first electronics chamber and a second chamber. A bellows mechanism is connected to the base plate and is disposed within the second chamber. The... Agent: Codman Neuro Sciences SarlPrevious industry: Surgery: splint, brace, or bandage
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