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12/18/2014 > 77 patent applications in 51 patent subcategories.

20140371652 - Digestive tract device: A digestive tract device is configured to reduce the burden on a living body associated with the adjustment of the length of a tubular portion retained inside the living body and simplify a retention operation after introducing the digestive tract device into the living body. The digestive tract device includes... Agent:

20140371651 - Inserter for tubular medical implant devices: An inserter is provided for inserting a tubular medical implant device into tissue. The inserter includes a rigid rod extending along a longitudinal axis. The rod has a distal portion that defines an open slot. The open slot extends diametrically through the rod along the longitudinal axis to a base.... Agent: Innfocus, Inc.

20140371653 - Methods and systems for establishing retrograde carotid arterial blood flow: Interventional procedures on the carotid arteries are performed through a transcervical access while retrograde blood flow is established from the internal carotid artery to a venous or external location. A system for use in accessing and treating a carotid artery includes an arterial access device, a shunt fluidly connected to... Agent:

20140371656 - Hair removal with coated metal nanoparticles: Treatment of skin tissue with photoactive materials and light, such as nanoparticles and formulations which are useful for cosmetic, diagnostic and therapeutic applications to mammals such as humans. In particular, embodiments of hair removal with coated metal nanoparticles are disclosed.... Agent:

20140371659 - Hair removal with metal nanoparticles in surfactant containing solutions: Treatment of skin tissue with photoactive materials and light, such as nanoparticles and formulations which are useful for cosmetic, diagnostic and therapeutic applications to mammals such as humans. In particular, embodiments of hair removal with metal nanoparticles in surfactant containing solutions are disclosed.... Agent:

20140371654 - Hair removal with nanoparticles with coatings that facilitate selective removal from the skin surface: Treatment of skin tissue with photoactive materials and light, such as nanoparticles and formulations which are useful for cosmetic, diagnostic and therapeutic applications to mammals such as humans. In particular, embodiments of hair removal with nanoparticles with coatings that facilitate selective removal from the skin Surface are disclosed.... Agent:

20140371661 - Thermal treatment of the skin surface with coated metal nanoparticles: Treatment of skin tissue with photoactive materials and light, such as nanoparticles and formulations which are useful for cosmetic, diagnostic and therapeutic applications to mammals such as humans. In particular, embodiments of thermal treatment of the skin surface with coated metal nanoparticles are disclosed.... Agent:

20140371657 - Thermal treatment of a pilosebaceous unit with coated metal nanoparticles: Treatment of skin tissue with photoactive materials and light, such as nanoparticles and formulations which are useful for cosmetic, diagnostic and therapeutic applications to mammals such as humans. In particular, embodiments of thermal treatment of a pilosebaceous unit with coated metal nanoparticles are disclosed.... Agent:

20140371660 - Thermal treatment of a pilosebaceous unit with nanoparticles with coatings that facilitate selective removal from the skin surface: Treatment of skin tissue with photoactive materials and light, such as nanoparticles and formulations which are useful for cosmetic, diagnostic and therapeutic applications to mammals such as humans. In particular, embodiments of thermal treatment of a pilosebaceous unit with nanoparticles with coatings that facilitate selective removal from the skin surface... Agent:

20140371655 - Thermal treatment of acne with coated metal nanoparticles: Treatment of skin tissue with photoactive materials and light, such as nanoparticles and formulations which are useful for cosmetic, diagnostic and therapeutic applications to mammals such as humans. In particular, embodiments of thermal treatment of acne with coated metal nanoparticles are disclosed.... Agent:

20140371658 - Thermal treatment of acne with metal nanoparticles in surfactant containing solutions: Treatment of skin tissue with photoactive materials and light, such as nanoparticles and formulations which are useful for cosmetic, diagnostic and therapeutic applications to mammals such as humans. in particular, embodiments of thermal treatment of acne with metal nanoparticles in surfactant containing solutions are disclosed.... Agent:

20140371663 - Thermal treatment of acne with nanoparticles with coatings that facilitate selective removal from the skin surface: Treatment of skin tissue with photoactive materials and light, such as nanoparticles and formulations which are useful for cosmetic, diagnostic and therapeutic applications to mammals such as humans. In particular, embodiments of thermal treatment of acne with nanoparticles with coatings that facilitate selective removal from the skin surface are disclosed.... Agent:

20140371662 - Thermal treatment of the skin surface with metal nanoparticles in surfactant containing solutions: Treatment of skin tissue with photoactive materials and light, such as nanoparticles and formulations which are useful for cosmetic, diagnostic and therapeutic applications to mammals such as humans. In particular, embodiments of thermal treatment of the skin surface with metal nanoparticles in surfactant containing solutions are disclosed.... Agent:

20140371664 - Thermal treatment of the skin surface with nanoparticles with coatings that facilitate selective removal from the skin surface: Treatment of skin tissue with photoactive materials and light, such as nanoparticles and formulations which are useful for cosmetic, diagnostic and therapeutic applications to mammals such as humans. In particular, embodiments of thermal treatment of the skin surface with nanoparticles with coatings that facilitate selective removal from the skin surface... Agent:

20140371665 - Method and apparatus for cancer treatment: An apparatus for treating solid tumors having at least one hollow needle having at least one perforation, at least one ground electrode, a pump for delivering a chemotherapeutic agent through the perforation in the hollow needle, one or more power supplies connected to the hollow needle and the ground electrode... Agent: Quantum Cure, Inc.

20140371666 - Air gap for supporting cells: Apparatus is provided, including a housing configured for insertion into a body of a subject; at least one oxygen reservoir disposed within the housing; and at least one layer of transplanted cells, disposed within the housing; and gaseous oxygen disposed within the at least one oxygen reservoir. Other embodiments are... Agent:

20140371667 - Gas delivery system and surgery system: A gas delivery system supplying a body cavity with a given gas includes a first guide pipe for supplying the given gas into the body cavity and a second guide pipe installed in the first guide pipe for supplying the given gas into the body cavity at a flow velocity... Agent:

20140371668 - Electrical apparatus: A medical syringe pump has a first processor (21) responsible for controlling infusion and a second processor (22) that functions as a watchdog to monitor operation of the first processor. A data communication connector (27) is located in the pump battery compartment (25) so that the batteries (24) have to... Agent: Smiths Medical International Limited

20140371669 - Needleless injector: A needleless injector has a syringe body having an opening at one end, a piston housed within the syringe body for urging a liquid within the syringe body through the opening and a ram for driving the piston. A shock absorbing component is provided for reducing an initial transfer of... Agent: Zogenix, Inc.

20140371670 - Medicament delivery device: A medicament delivery device for a reconstituted medicament, comprising a proximal housing part (12; 12″; 12′″), a distal housing part (10; 10″; 10′″), a medicament delivery drive unit and actuation means, wherein the medicament delivery drive unit is mounted in said distal housing part and wherein the actuation means further... Agent: Shl Group Ab

20140371671 - Deflectable catheter with hinge: A deflectable device, such as a catheter, is provided that includes a hinge that enhances the ability of the device to deflect or bend within a predetermined plane. The catheter comprises an elongated tubular catheter body having proximal and distal ends and at least one lumen extending therethrough. A distal... Agent: Biosense Webster, Inc.

20140371672 - Stretch valve balloon catheter and methods for producing and using same: A safety balloon catheter includes a catheter having a stretch valve, a connector, a balloon inflated with an inflation fluid, a hollow inflation lumen extending through the catheter to the balloon and conveying inflation fluid thereto and therefrom, a hollow second lumen, and a balloon drainage port fluidically connecting the... Agent:

20140371673 - Balloon catheter: The invention relates to a balloon catheter with a catheter body (1) and with a balloon (2), wherein the balloon (2) is arranged along part of the length of the balloon catheter and can be expanded by delivery of a pressure medium through a delivery line (3). The balloon catheter... Agent: Qualimed Innovative Medizinprodukte Gmbh

20140371674 - Vented implantable drug-delivery device and related methods: An implantable device has an outer shell that includes an aperture through the housing of the device and, spanning the aperture, a membrane structure permeable to gas but not to liquid. In this way, excess gas may be vented from the device. The membrane and aperture are designed to discourage... Agent:

20140371675 - Infusion device assembly: Multicomponent infusion device assemblies include locking and unlocking mechanisms that allow for locking and unlocking of components via actions capable of being carried out by at least some patients suffering from movement disorders. Tools or disengagement components may be used to unlock or disengage the components.... Agent:

20140371677 - Needle guard: A needle guard assembly having a resilient arm extending from a base situated to slide along the shaft of a needle. In one implementation the needle guard has an elongate containment member that rides with the resilient arm and is co-operable with the resilient arm to effectuate a covering of... Agent: Injectimed, Inc.

20140371676 - Catheters and dilators for trans-septal procedures and methods for making and using them: Devices and methods are provided for performing a medical procedure using a trans-septal approach. The device includes a dilator including a proximal end, a distal end terminating in a distal tip, and a lumen extending between the dilator proximal and distal ends, and a needle device including a proximal end,... Agent:

20140371678 - Self-expandable tube and method of use: The invention relates to a self-expandable tube having a catheter body with a double lumen in which one lumen allows for suctioning or decompression and another lumen for a feeding tube. A self-expandable portion collects secretions above the expandable portion or in the anatomical lumen and a suction source coupled... Agent:

20140371679 - Drug delivery appartaus: Percutaneous access apparatus is described that includes a percutaneous fluid access device having an extracorporeal portion, one or more ports accessible from the extracorporeal portion and a septum for sealing each port. A connector device having one or more hollow needles is attachable to the percutaneous fluid access device. The... Agent: Renishaw (ireland) Limited

20140371680 - Fistula catheter and related methods therefor: The fistula catheter can have a substantially cylindrical catheter part; a rod-like bumper part; a guide part provided with a flexible peripheral wall which is bent in such a way that it can overlap the outer peripheral surface of the catheter part and the outer peripheral surface of the bumper... Agent:

20140371681 - Cannula for preventing spraying of liquid: A cannula for preventing spraying of liquid is disclosed. The cannula includes a support tube partially inserted into a human body to guide a surgical instrument to an inside of the human body and a handle integrally formed with the support tube to allow the surgical instrument to be in... Agent: Konyang University Industry-academic Cooperation Foundation

20140371682 - Adaptive system for optimizing a drug dosage regimen over time: A system for optimizing a patient's basal insulin dosage regimen over time, adapted to determine from blood glucose values whether and by how much to vary a patient's present recommended amount of the insulin-containing drug in order to maintain the patient's future blood glucose level measurements within a predefined range,... Agent: Novo Nordisk A/s

20140371683 - Medication administering device: A medication administering device, to which a preparation syringe containing a preparation is mounted, and which administers a preparation to a living body, and comprises a main body; a cylindrical syringe holder that is provided to the main body and into which the preparation syringe is inserted from the rear... Agent:

20140371684 - Injection device: The invention relates to an injection device (1) comprising a housing (2) having an abutment surface (5) provided near a proximal end, said abutment surface extending at least partially around a perimeter of said housing and at least one engagement structure (6) provided at the abutment surface, wherein the injection... Agent: Shl Group

20140371685 - Cannula: A cannula for use in implanting a solid object into living tissue, the cannula retaining the solid object in its interior prior to the execution of the implantation process by means of a structural impediment. The execution of the implantation process circumvents the structural impediment and allows the implant object... Agent:

20140371686 - Needle-less connector: A needle-less connector includes a housing having a drug solution flow path, and an elastic valve body. An end surface of the housing on a side of a tip end opening of the drug solution flow path constitutes a protruding support surface whose center section protrudes and slopes in a... Agent:

20140371687 - Device having titania nanotube membrane for drug delivery: The present invention provides a device including a titania nanotube membrane having a plurality of titania nanotubes on a titanium substrate where the titania nanotubes are open at both ends and capable of allowing diffusion of liquids or solids from one side of the membrane to the other through the... Agent:

20140371690 - Dispensing systems: A hand-held applicator (10) for self-administration of a semi-solid medicament comprises an applicator head (14) with one or more elongate dispensing nozzles (40) and an applicator body (12) for housing a medicament reservoir, such as a cartridge (20). The applicator has a pump assembly and an actuator (30) for pumping... Agent:

20140371689 - Method for dispensing ophthalmic fluid: An ophthalmic dispenser and method of filling and dispensing fluid stored therein. The dispenser includes a rigid housing defining a fluid-receiving chamber, a flexible bladder receivable within the fluid-receiving chamber, a pump coupled in fluid communication with the fluid-receiving chamber, and a nozzle having a valve defining an annular, axially-extending... Agent:

20140371688 - Ophthalmic device to guide and aid the use of an eye drop dispenser: The present invention relates to an ophthalmic device designed to ease the use of eye drop dispensers. It is one ophthalmic device but can be thought of as consisting of two parts: the nose bridge (11), which rests on the user's nose and the body (19), which connects to the... Agent:

20140371691 - Apparatus and method for wound cleansing with actives: An apparatus and method for cleansing and applying therapy or prophylaxis to wounds, in which irrigant fluid, which may contain a physiologically active material, and wound exudate from the dressing are moved by a device for moving fluid through a flow path which passes through the dressing. A means for... Agent:

20140371693 - Adhesive preparation: the methyl salicylate has a plasma AUC0-24 ranging from 3.0 to 60.0 ng·hr/mL in terms of a mean±standard deviation, and salicylic acid as a metabolite of the methyl salicylate has a plasma AUC0-24 ranging from 5000 to 13000 ng·hr/mL in terms of a mean±standard deviation, when the adhesive preparation is... Agent:

20140371692 - Hydrogel compositions: Hydrogel compositions are provided (a) that have a continuous hydrophobic phase and a discontinuous hydrophilic phase, (b) that have a discontinuous hydrophilic phase and a continuous hydrophilic phase, or (c) that are entirely composed of a continuous hydrophilic phase. The hydrophobic phase, if present, is composed of a hydrophobic polymer,... Agent: Corium International, Inc.

20140371694 - Skin antiseptic applicator and methods of making and using the same: The invention relates to applicators for applying a solution or other composition (e.g., an antiseptic composition) to skin of a patient. The applicator may include a container body having a proximal end, a distal end, and a frangible member disposed at the distal end of the body. The applicator includes... Agent: The Clorox Company

20140371695 - Skin antiseptic applicator and methods of making and using the same: The invention relates to applicators for applying a solution or other composition (e.g., an antiseptic composition) to skin of a patient. The applicator may include a container body having a proximal end, a distal end, and a frangible member disposed at the distal end of the body. The applicator includes... Agent: The Clorox Company

20140371696 - Component module for a reduced pressure treatment system: A reduced pressure treatment system includes a control unit having a control system and a reduced pressure source. The reduced pressure treatment system further includes a manifold unit in fluid communication with the reduced pressure source and a component module to augment treatment. The component module is configured to communicate... Agent:

20140371697 - Sensor with electrical contact protection for use in fluid collection canister and negative pressure wound therapy systems including same: A sensor for use in a canister for fluid collection, the canister having a canister top and defining a fluid collection chamber. The sensor includes a first electrode and a second electrode. The first electrode includes a first portion and a second portion, wherein the first portion of the first... Agent:

20140371698 - Sound absorbing non-woven material, sound absorbing multilayer film, and laminates made thereof: An ostomy appliance includes a sound absorbing film comprising a triblock copolymer including polystyrene blocks and vinyl-bond rich rubber mid-block, and a sound absorbing non-woven material comprising the triblock copolymer including polystyrene blocks and vinyl-bond rich rubber mid-block. The ostomy appliance has improved sound absorbing properties to insulate flatulence noise.... Agent:

20140371699 - Closed ostomy bag system: A system has an ostomy bag and a waste collecting bag. A discharge passage of the ostomy bag can extend into a receiving passage of the collecting bag to receive waste and flushing liquid from the ostomy bag. Slide fasteners connect the passages during the discharging operation. Nubs on the... Agent:

20140371700 - Absorbent articles having pockets and related methods therefor: The present disclosure provides articles having an absorbent core. The absorbent core has a plurality of segmented volumes possessing an absorbent material therein. Suitable articles which may be formed with this absorbent core include, for example, diapers such as infant diapers, juvenile diapers and training pants, feminine hygiene products such... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140371701 - Absorbent article and absorbent core forming channels when wet: An absorbent article for personal hygiene comprising a liquid permeable topsheet, a liquid impermeable backsheet, an absorbent core and a fibrous layer. The absorbent core comprises a core wrap and an absorbent material with superabsorbent polymers. The core wrap comprises a top side and a bottom side bonded to one... Agent:

20140371702 - Absorbent article comprising a wetness detector: An absorbent article has a back sheet with an absorbent core disposed on a body side of the back sheet. On a back side of the back sheet, there is provided a substrate carrying a conductive pattern as a liquid discharge detection circuit that is able to be connected to... Agent: Sca Hygiene Products Ab

20140371703 - Pressure-sensitive hot melt adhesive composition including propylene thermoplastic elastomer and articles including the same: A pressure-sensitive hot melt adhesive composition is disclosed that includes at least 10% by weight of a first propylene thermoplastic elastomer, at least 25% by weight of a first tackifying agent exhibiting a softening point of at least 120° C., and at least 25% by weight plasticizer.... Agent:

20140371704 - Pants-type diaper and corresponding manufacturing process: An absorbent sanitary product wearable as a pant-like garment includes a central body including an absorbent portion defining a crotch portion of the product and two side panels extending laterally from the opposite ends the central body to define respective portions of the waist line of the product so that... Agent:

20140371706 - Medical device and method for injecting a fluid: In one general aspect, a medical device can include an implant having a medial portion and a distal portion. The medical device can include a delivery member including a dilator having a distal portion, and a tube coupled to the dilator. The tube can define a lumen in fluid communication... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20140371707 - Method and device for insertion of tubing into irrigation and infusion fluid pumps: Connectors are attached to a pump housing. The pump squeezes tubing of a particular outer diameter creating a peristaltic contraction of the tubing to push the fluid in the tubing in a particular direction. The connectors hold the tubing in slots having walls that are narrower than the outer diameter... Agent:

20140371705 - Minimally invasive lung volume reduction devices, methods, and systems: A lung volume reduction system is disclosed comprising an implantable device adapted to be delivered to a lung airway of a patient in a delivery configuration and to change to a deployed configuration to bend the lung airway. The invention also discloses a method of bending a lung airway of... Agent: Pneumrx, Inc.

20140371708 - Tissue resecting system: A surgical system includes a first instrument defining a first channel and a second instrument receivable by the first channel. The second instrument defines a second channel. A valve coupled to the first instrument controls fluid flow through the first channel, such that impedance of fluid flow through the first... Agent:

20140371709 - Device and methods for transvascular tumor embolization with integrated flow regulation: A catheter assembly may be provided with a catheter body and an inflatable balloon. The catheter body has a proximal end, a distal end and a balloon inflation lumen. The inflatable balloon is attachable to the distal end of the catheter body. The balloon has an inner surface that at... Agent:

20140371712 - Convection enhanced delivery apparatus, method, and application: An embodiment of the invention is directed to a microfabricated, silicon-based, Convection Enhanced Delivery (CED) device. The device comprises a silicon shank portion, at least one individual parylene channel disposed along at least a part of an entire length of the shank, wherein the channel has one or more dimensioned... Agent: Cornell University

20140371714 - Devices, systems and methods for medicament delivery: An apparatus includes a label configured to be coupled to a medicament delivery device. The label includes a first surface and a second surface. The first surface is configured to be coupled to an outer surface of the medicament delivery device. The second surface includes a textual indicia. The label... Agent: Kaleo, Inc.

20140371710 - In vivo drug development and delivery systems and methods: The present disclosure generally pertains to in vivo drug development and delivery systems and methods. The systems include a hollow tubular assembly with a chamber for receiving and transmitting an ionizing substrate solution, and a structure to transmit non-radioactive ionizing radiation to the ionizing substrate solution. The resulting free radical... Agent:

20140371711 - Methods and devices for protecting catheter tips and stereotactic fixtures for microcatheters: Methods and devices are disclosed herein that generally provide protection for devices (e.g., microcatheters) having small tips. Methods and devices are also disclosed herein that generally facilitate use of commercially-available stereotactic systems with devices (e.g., microcatheters) having small tips.... Agent:

20140371713 - Short-time soluble microneedle: A mixture of a water-soluble polymer and one or more saccharides selected from monosaccharides and disaccharides is used as the microneedle material. A systhetic polymer, protein, polysaccharide or a mixture thereof can be preferably used as the water-soluble polymer. Glucose, fructose, sucrose, lactose, trehalose, or a mixture thereof can be... Agent: Cosmed Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

20140371715 - Safety needle system operable with a medical device: A safety needle system operable with a medical device includes: a housing with a needle mount having a needle; and a sheath telescopically engaged with the housing and surrounding the needle such that the sheath operates in a retracted position, in which the sheath exposes the needle, and an extended... Agent:

20140371716 - Catheter-based cancer therapy: An implant can include a support component, a cover component, and a valve component. The valve component can be operable to permit flow through the implant. The implant can be delivered on a catheter, with one of the ends of the implant being selectively expanded to permit temporary occlusion of... Agent: Artventive Medical Group, Inc.

20140371717 - Drug delivery medical device: A medical device that releases a pharmaceutical agent to a target site is disclosed. The medical device includes a balloon, and a coating on at least a portion of the balloon. Each particle of the particles of the pharmaceutical agent is at least partially encapsulated in a polymer layer. The... Agent:

20140371719 - Catheter and methods related thereto: Catheters are disclosed that are configured for insertion into the vasculature connected to the prostate gland of a male patient or uterus of a female patient. Such catheters may comprise a conduit having one or more bends. Conduits with a general U-shaped bend and a compound curve are within the... Agent:

20140371720 - 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:

20140371718 - Reentry cathether and method thereof: Embodiments of the invention are directed towards a rapid exchange catheter configured for insertion into a subintimal space and crossing an occlusion in a subintimal space. The catheter includes a proximal end, a distal end, a first lumen configured to receive a first wire, the first lumen extending longitudinally through... Agent: The Spectranetics Corporation

20140371721 - System and method for mixing and dispensing biomaterials: A system for mixing and dispensing at least first and second components of a biomaterial. The system includes a first syringe including a barrel having a proximal and distal ends. The barrel is configured to receive the first and second components of the biomaterial. There is a cap on the... Agent:

20140371722 - Methods of manufacturing flexible polymeric medical spiral tubings, tubings made by the methods and uses of the tubings: Methods of manufacturing a length of a flexible polymeric medical tubing of the kind comprising a tubing member defining a lumen, which tubing member is surrounded by spiral convolutions along at least a part of the length of the proximal section and/or the distal section, and which medical tubing has... Agent: Safeair Ag

20140371723 - Rapid access vitreal injection guide: Embodiments of the invention provide an injection guide for stabilizing an injection site located on an ocular structure during an intravitreal injection. The injection guide includes a first flange positioned opposite a second flange. The first and second flanges can hold portions of the ocular structure away from the injection... Agent:

20140371724 - Leak proof needleless medical connector: A leak proof needleless medical connector has a housing, an actuator, a resilient member and an adapter. The housing includes a valve tube. The valve tube has a bottom annular blocking projection extending from an inner surface thereof. The actuator and the resilient member are mounted in the housing and... Agent:

20140371725 - Motion-assisted systems, devices and methods for minimizing obstruction of medical devices: Systems, devices and methods for minimizing or preventing catheter or other medical device occlusion. Mechanical motion is applied to the inner and outer walls of the catheter to minimize blood clots or other biological substances from obstructing the catheter and to help maintain catheter patency.... Agent:

20140371726 - Intelligent fat suction cannula: Disclosed herein is an intelligent cannula apparatus for suctioning fat. The intelligent cannula apparatus includes a cannula, a temperature sensor and a handpiece. The cannula has a hollow tubular shape. A plurality of fat suction holes are formed in a front end of the cannula. The cannula generates, from an... Agent: Chungwoo Medical Co., Ltd.

20140371727 - Implantable device for drug delivery operated by magnetic force: Disclosed is an implantable device for drug delivery operated by a magnetic force. The device is provided with a body member and an external magnetic controller which is able to move some of the parts in the body member so that the drug inside the body member can be delivered... Agent: Snu R&db Foundation

  
12/11/2014 > 51 patent applications in 33 patent subcategories.

20140364789 - Flow promoting ocular implant device and methods: Disclosed are devices and methods for treatment of eye disease such as glaucoma. Implants are described herein that create a flow field, such as between the anterior chamber and either the supraciliary space or suprachoroidal space. In addition, the implant can be treated with one or more treatments, including plasma... Agent: Transcend Medical, Inc.

20140364792 - Gastro-esophageal implants: A satiation device is described which includes a sheath or liner extending from the proximal or middle stomach to the distal antrum. Food ingested by the patient passes through the sheath or liner, thereby minimizing contact between the ingested food and the stomach. It is believed that over time, reduced... Agent:

20140364790 - Lacrimal duct tube: A lacrimal duct tube (31) includes an integrated tube that is placed in a lacrimal duct and capable of insertion of an insertion aid (36) in a detachable manner. The tube (31) has a terminal end opening (33) at a terminal end. In the vicinity of the terminal end opening... Agent: Kaneka Corporation

20140364791 - Method and device for the treatment of glaucoma: The invention relates to a method and a device for treatment of glaucoma, wherein by means of an elongated catheter provided with a distal portion and a proximal portion, a tube-shaped implant is inserted and released in a Schlemm's canal with two opposite openings exposed by an incision and a... Agent:

20140364796 - Artifact control and miniaturization of the safe direct current stimulator for neural prostheses: An embodiment in accordance with the present invention provides a device and method to deliver direct ionic current safely to target neural tissue, while also eliminating interruptions in the output of the device that can result from the non-ideal operation of the valves used to control the current flow in... Agent:

20140364793 - Detection/stimulation implantable microlead incorporating an anti-inflammatory agent: A microlead includes a conductive cable formed by a strand of microcables, each microcable being formed of a strand of individual metallic wires. The microlead also includes an insulation layer sheathing the cable. The microlead further includes at least one exposed area formed in the insulation layer so as to... Agent:

20140364797 - Electromanipulation of cells and other biologicaltissues by pulsed electric fields at elevated temperatures: Systems and methods for treatment of a biological tissues comprising target tissues and other tissues. The method includes elevating a temperature of the target tissues above a physiological temperature of the biological tissues to treatment temperature, and generating an electric field extending through at least a portion of the target... Agent:

20140364795 - Synthesis of upconversion nanocomposites for photodynamic therapy: The present invention refers to a composite material including at least one upconversion particulate material that under near infrared (NIR) irradiation emits visible light of a wavelength between 380 and 740 nm, and at least one semiconductor particulate material that can absorb the visible light emitted by the at least... Agent:

20140364794 - Systems, devices, and methods for transdermal delivery: Disclosed herein are systems, devices, and methods for transdermal delivery of a therapeutic agent (for example, a molecule or molecules) to a therapy site. The systems, devices, and methods described herein are flexible and able to conform to the contours of a therapy site, such as the shape of a... Agent: Iontera, Inc.

20140364798 - Indwelling nerve block catheters: A nerve block catheter system employs an indwelling, flexible catheter comprising a tissue lock to retain the catheter tip in pharmacologically proximity to a target nerve and optionally, a decoupler that insulates the tip of the catheter from proximal tissue movement.... Agent:

20140364799 - Transformer irrigation/aspiration device: In various embodiments, a cannula device includes an irrigation handpiece portion (with a first aspiration tip for aspiration and an irrigation fluid outlet for irrigation) and an aspiration handpiece portion (configured to aspirate fluid into a second aspiration tip that extends from a distal end of the aspiration handpiece portion).... Agent: Novartis Ag

20140364800 - Disposable components for fluid line autoconnect systems and methods: Components for a medical infusion fluid handling system, such as an APD system, in which one or more lines (such as solution lines), spikes or other connection ports may be automatically capped and/or de-capped. This feature may provide advantages, such as a reduced likelihood of contamination since no human interaction... Agent: Deka Products Limited Partnership

20140364801 - Microprotrusion member retainer for impact applicator: A retainer (34) is provided for holding a microprotrusion member (44) for application of the microprotrusion member (44) to the stratum corneum with an impact applicator (10). The microprotrusion member (44) includes a plurality of microprotrusions (90) which penetrate the stratum corneum to improve transport of an agent across the... Agent:

20140364802 - Auto lock for catheter handle: The present invention is a catheter actuation handle for deflecting a distal end of a tubular catheter body, the handle including an auto-locking mechanism. The handle comprises upper and lower grip portions, an actuator, and an auto-locking mechanism. The auto-locking mechanism is adapted to hold a deflected distal end of... Agent:

20140364803 - Automatic-locking safety needle covers and methods of use and manufacture: A single-use needle cover configured to obscure, protect, or hide at least a portion of a needle from view before, during, and/or after an injection and/or aspiration procedure is disclosed. In some embodiments, the cover includes a housing at least partially containing the needle and configured to couple to a... Agent: Sta-med, LLC

20140364805 - Injector with deshielder: The invention relates to a device for injection of a product into an injection site. The device including a needle shield for protection of a needle prior to use of the device; a housing; and a deshielder for removing the needle shield from the device. The deshielder is coupled to... Agent:

20140364804 - Tamper evident lock iv needle cap: A tamper resistant/evident cap cover for IV needle configurations to provide a single use engageable cap to prevent unauthorized access and use of an IV needle port. The cap cover has a threaded IV needle receiving base and a slidably disposed interengagement locking clasp. Oppositely disposed tamper evident latching tabs... Agent:

20140364806 - Rapid fluid cooling devices and methods for cooling fluids: A cooling device includes a target fluid inlet, a target fluid outlet, an inner conduit, and a chamber surrounding the inner conduit. The inner conduit communicates with the target fluid inlet and the target fluid outlet, and provides a flow path for a target fluid to be cooled. The chamber... Agent:

20140364807 - Computer assisted subchondral injection: A method for assisting subchondral injection comprising creating a model of bone and soft tissue of a patient. At least one void is modeled in the bone from the model of bone and soft tissue. An injection site is identified from the model of bone and soft tissue and modeling... Agent:

20140364808 - Spring force assembly for biasing or actuating stoppers of syringes, injection pen cartridges and the like: A spring force assembly for biasing a displaceable stopper of a liquid medicament cartridge including a spring element arranged along a longitudinal axis, with brace elements and coupling elements, with the coupling elements restricting the distance between the brace elements which also restricts the possible expansion of the spring element.... Agent:

20140364809 - Ported iv catheter having external needle shield and internal blood control septum: An extravascular system is provided which includes a catheter adapter having a blood control septum configured to control flow of a fluid through the catheter adapter, the catheter adapter further having a catheter configured for intravenous insertion. The extravascular system further includes a septum activator slidably inserted within the catheter... Agent:

20140364810 - Device for covering a catheter access to a human or animal body, in particular a central venous catheter access: The invention relates to device 1 for covering a catheter access to a human or animal body, particular a central venous catheter access, comprising a wedge-shaped guiding element, which is arranged between the catheter of the catheter access and the surface of the human or animal body during use, in... Agent: Pfm Medical Ag

20140364811 - Medicament guiding assembly for a drug delivery device: The present invention relates to method of manufacturing a fluid guiding assembly for a drug delivery device and to a respective fluid guiding assembly. Said method comprising the steps of: providing a first member having at least one recess in a first surface portion, at least partially filling the recess... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20140364812 - Plunger sub-assemblies and auto-injectors having low retraction activation force: A low retraction activation force plunger sub-assembly for an automatic injector includes: a plunger outer having one or more engagement prongs, a plunger inner having a shoulder, and a plunger biasing member retained in a first energized state between said plunger outer and plunger inner when the engagement prongs of... Agent: Unitract Syringe Pty Ltd.

20140364813 - Adapter for injection appliance: An adapter for use with an appliance for administering an injectable product, the adapter serving to create a product connection between a catheter and a product container that can be inserted into the appliance, and including a thread for screwing the adapter to the appliance, a stop for fixing the... Agent:

20140364814 - Infusion check valve for medical devices: An intravascular valve assembly having a valve case and a flexible pressure- actuated flow control valve. The valve case includes attached proximal and distal case portions that present respective spaced apart fluid ports and a fluid passageway extending between the ports. The flexible pressure-actuated flow control valve is disposed within... Agent:

20140364815 - Anti-flashback needle: An anti-flashback needle inhibits the uncontrolled jetting of blood upon the insertion of the needle into a blood vessel such as an artery. The anti-flashback needle includes a shaft defining a lumen extending the length of the shaft; a hub connected to the shaft's proximal end, the hub having a... Agent:

20140364816 - Medical spraying device with nozzle, and method for producing a spray cone: A medical spraying device and method, for irrigating a wound, having a liquid reservoir for a medical irrigation liquid or a connection for such a liquid reservoir and an arrangement for applying pressure to the medical irrigation liquid, such that the irrigation liquid is pushable through a nozzle by the... Agent:

20140364818 - Medical spraying device with pressure reduction valve, and method for producing a spray cone: A medical spraying device and method for irrigating a wound, in particular lavage system, having a liquid reservoir for a medical irrigation liquid or a connection for such a liquid reservoir, and a compressed gas reservoir. The compressed gas reservoir is connected or connectable via a pressure line to the... Agent:

20140364817 - Medical spraying device with pressure relief valve, and method for producing a spray cone: A medical spraying device and for irrigating a wound, in particular lavage system, have a liquid reservoir for a medical irrigation liquid or a connection for such a liquid reservoir and a compressed gas reservoir. The compressed gas reservoir is connected or connectable via a pressure line to the liquid... Agent:

20140364819 - Nano-enhanced wound dressing: The present disclosure relates to a dermal drug delivery platform comprising: a primary wound dressing comprising three-dimensional polymer protuberances that extend upward from the dressing surface to engage the wound. The protuberances comprise at least one biocompatible and/or biodegradable polymer and medicinal nanoparticles. In one embodiment, the medicinal nanoparticles may... Agent:

20140364820 - Bladder evacuation system: The evacuation system employs a piston to deliver fluid for irrigating and aspirating a body cavity, such as a bladder. A pivotal screen is disposed across the flow path of the fluid to move out of the fluid flow path during irrigation of the bladder and to move back into... Agent:

20140364821 - System and method for draining fluids: A system and/or a method of evacuating patient fluid from a subdural space of a patient. The system includes a flexible subdural drain having a plurality of apertures and a port in fluid communication with a valve. A reservoir containing a cleansing fluid is in fluid communication with the valve.... Agent: The Research Foundation For The State University Of New York

20140364822 - Wound dressing for negative pressure therapy: The present invention relates to a bandage for use in negative-pressure wound therapy, more particularly for wounds in the abdominal region, comprising a flexible film as a wound contact layer and at least one conduit applied to the film, wherein the conduit communicates with the wound space through openings in... Agent:

20140364823 - Controlled discharge ostomy appliance and shield therefor: A controlled discharge ostomy appliance assembly comprises (i) a stoma seal that is self-urging with a dynamic damping characteristic that resists changes of seal volume, (ii) a press-fit coupling member displaceable from an unlocked position to a locked position as part of a press-fit process, and (iii) a single-use frangible... Agent:

20140364824 - Absorbent article: To provide an absorbent article that has a high absorption speed, is unlikely to cause a liquid to remain on a skin-contacting surface, has excellent dry feeling, and is unlikely to cause excreted body fluid to return. The present invention provides an absorbent article comprising an absorber composed of at... Agent: Livedo Corporation

20140364825 - Absorptive breast bandage: An absorptive breast bandage adapted to conform to the contours of a human breast. In one embodiment, the absorptive breast bandage comprises a half-moon shaped planar absorbent body configured for absorbing secreted bodily fluids from a post-surgical patient's surgical incision on the human breast. The half-moon shaped absorbent body includes... Agent: Eln Group, LLC

20140364826 - Reusable diaper liner: The present disclosure provides reusable diaper liner devices, systems, and methods. In various embodiments, a reusable diaper liner can include an absorption layer that includes a first surface and a second surface, opposite the first surface. The reusable diaper liner also can include a waterproof layer that has a first... Agent:

20140364827 - Disposable diaper: A disposable diaper includes a front waistline region, a rear waistline region and a fastening tape, as the waistline retaining unit extending along the product widthwise direction and holding the disposable diaper onto a body of a wearer. Furthermore, the disposable diaper includes a crotch stretch unit that is formed... Agent:

20140364829 - Apparatus and method for reducing incidence of tick borne infections: A device and method for treating a tick bite or other skin wound that may have been exposed to pathogens employs a syringe filled with antipathogen solution whereby the solution is applied under mild pressure directly to the wound site. The device employs spreader/retractor arms to open the wound for... Agent:

20140364828 - Infusion tracker and related methods: An infusion tracker comprising a base and a cover configured to be assembled onto the base. The infusion tracker further comprises a memory tag, attached to one of the base and the cover and configured to store data and operable to wirelessly release stored data in a format readable by... Agent: Pro-iv Medical Ltd.

20140364830 - Injector auto purge: An auto purge for an intravenous contrast injector of the type having a motor which advances a plunger drive ram and configured for use with a pre-filled or user-filled syringe containing an approximate known amount of air including a processor which causes the motor to move and a memory storing... Agent: Mallinckrodt LLC

20140364831 - Revolving multi-cartridge hypodermic syringe and method of use: A revolving multi-cartridge syringe device includes a needle and two or three revolving holders, each for receiving a cartridge containing medical fluid to be injected. The holders can be pre-loaded with the cartridges, with a first cartridge placed in a loaded position ready to dispense. After fluid in the first... Agent:

20140364832 - Tamponade trocar device and method: A tamponade trocar includes an elongate balloon having a closed distal end and is adapted to expand from a small diameter to a large diameter. A cannula is positioned at a proximal portion within the balloon lumen. A rigid stylet is removably positioned within the balloon and cannula lumens. A... Agent:

20140364833 - Fetal blood recovery systems and methods: Methods and devices can be used to harvest fetal blood from a placenta. In some instances, the blood is used in laboratory testing so that no such blood is drawn from an infant for such testing. In other or further instances, harvested blood can be used in an autologous transfusion.... Agent: Intermountain Invention Management, LLC

20140364835 - Device and methods for transvascular tumor embolization with integrated flow regulation: A catheter assembly may be provided with a catheter body and an inflatable balloon. The catheter body has a proximal end, a distal end and a balloon inflation lumen. The inflatable balloon is attachable to the distal end of the catheter body. The balloon has an inner surface that at... Agent:

20140364834 - Weeping balloon catheter with drug delivery through dilation balloon: A weeping balloon catheter includes a catheter having an elongate tubular body defining a medical device lumen and a liquid delivery lumen. A dilation balloon is disposed at a distal end of the elongate tubular body and is in fluid communication with the liquid delivery lumen. The dilation balloon includes... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20140364837 - Medicament unit dose cartridge and delivery device: There is described a dry powder medicament delivery device comprising: a medicament container containing a unit dose of dry powder medicament; a medicament dispensing assembly; and optionally an air source.... Agent:

20140364836 - Pharmaceutical compositions for the treatment of inner ear disorders: The present invention provides compositions containing (i) a pharmaceutically active agent selected from a group consisting of an arylcycloalkyamine of a derivative, analogue or pharmaceutically active salt thereof, and (ii) a biocompatible polymer or a combination of biocompatible polymers. The compositions or medicaments containing these compositions may be used for... Agent:

20140364838 - Nasal retention system including a foam clip: A nasal retention system for securing a nasal tube extending through a nose of a patient. The retention system includes a clip member includes an elongated body formed of a resilient material, and defines a thickness between first and second planar sides. An adhesive coating is provided on the first... Agent: Imed Technology, Inc.

20140364839 - Drug delivery apparatus and method for automatically reducing drug dosage: A drug delivery device which includes a fluid drug reservoir, a catheter, a controllable fluid transfer device, e.g., a pump mechanism or valve, and a drug delivery control means: The drug delivery control means comprises a controller, e.g., a microprocessor or microcontroller which is operable to automatically reduce the rate... Agent: Medallion Therapeutics, Inc.

  
12/04/2014 > 70 patent applications in 49 patent subcategories.

20140358059 - Apparatus and kit for providing palliative care: Embodiments of the invention are directed to apparatuses and kits for providing palliative care. An exemplary apparatus comprises an elongate hollow shaft having a first and a second end. An absorbent material may be attached to the first end and the first end may be perforated such that the elongate... Agent:

20140358061 - Apparatus for extracorporeal blood treatment: An apparatus is described for extracorporeal blood treatment comprising an extracorporeal circuit (2), a first pump (13) operating at the removal line (3) of the blood, a second pump (14) operating at the return line (7) of the blood to the patient, a first blood reservoir (21) operating on the... Agent:

20140358060 - System and method for blood filtering and/or treatment: A system for filtering or treating blood of a subject is provided herein. The system includes a bone port for establishing fluid communication with a bone marrow of the bone and a return port for returning blood from the bone marrow to a circulation of the subject. The system further... Agent:

20140358063 - Anchors with biodegradable constraints: An implant includes a collapsible anchor to be deployed within a lumen and a protrusion coupled to the anchor. The protrusion, in a constrained state, extends a distance from an exterior surface of the anchor and, in an unconstrained state, extends further from the exterior surface of the anchor. Also... Agent:

20140358064 - Arteriovenous fistula: A covered radially-expansible stent, capable of being advanced along a bodily lumen, and capable of performing as an arteriovenous shunt, and with a covering that stops short of one end of the stent at a line that slants to the longitudinal axis of the stent at an angle intermediate between... Agent:

20140358062 - Intraluminal sleeve with stimulation electrode: An intraluminal sleeve system is provided, which generally includes an intraluminal sleeve capable of dispensing an active agent to a patient, for example, a metabolic agent or satiety inducing agent. The intraluminal sleeve may be structured to contain the active agent and permit controlled release of the active agent to... Agent: Apollo Endosurgery, Inc.

20140358065 - Methods for toposcopic sleeve delivery: Disclosed herein are elongate flexible medical devices which are capable of axial elongation through the mechanism of eversion or toposcopic expansion. In general, this may be accomplished by providing a flexible tubular device having a proximal end and a distal end. Retraction of the distal end in a proximal direction... Agent:

20140358066 - Methods and devices for stimulating an immune response using nanosecond pulsed electric fields: Nanosecond pulsed electric field (nsPEF) treatments of a tumor are used to cause the tumor to express calreticulin and stimulate an immune response against the tumor and other tumors in a subject. An immune response biomarker can be measured, and further nsPEF treatments can be performed if needed to stimulate... Agent: Nanoblate Corp.

20140358068 - Selective lipolysis using nir light and nanoparticles: A system and method are provided for minimally-invasive lipolysis in a target area by injecting the area with a solution of photo-absorbing nanoparticles and irradiating the injected area with a beam of near infrared (NIR) light. The NIR emission wavelength excites the nanoparticles to melt fat within the target area... Agent:

20140358067 - Systems, methods and compositions for optical stimulation of target cells: Methods, systems and devices are implemented in connection with light-responsive ion channel molecules. One such method is implemented using a light-activated ion channel molecule that responds to a light stimulus. The method includes engineering the light-activated ion channel molecule in a cell; and activating the ion channel molecule, in response... Agent:

20140358069 - Method and apparatus for dermatological treatment and tissue reshaping: The present invention provides improved methods and apparatus for skin treatment and tissue remodeling. The apparatus includes an array of needles that penetrate the skin and serve as electrodes to deliver radio frequency current or other electrical or optical energy into the tissue being treated, causing thermal damage in controlled... Agent: The General Hospital Corporation

20140358070 - System and method for improved gas recirculation in surgical trocars with pneumatic sealing: Systems for insufflation and recirculation of insufflation fluid in a surgical procedure include a control unit having a fluid pump, a supply conduit, a return fluid conduit and a pressure-controlled valve. The pressure-controlled valve is in fluid communication with an insufflation gas supply, the supply conduit and the return conduit... Agent: Surgiquest, Inc.

20140358071 - Systems and methods for performing medical procedures involving accessing the lymphatic system: System and methods are provided for harvesting one or more organs, e.g., a lung from a donor body. In one embodiment, a distal end of a tubular member is introduced into the donor body's vasculature via a percutaneous access site, and the tubular member is manipulated until the distal end... Agent:

20140358072 - Auto-injector: There is provided an auto-injector for a syringe that is suitable for use in the injected delivery of drug to a patient. The auto-injector comprises a cassette unit arranged for receipt of a syringe provided with a needle cover and removable cap. The auto-injector also comprises a drive unit arranged... Agent: Ucb Pharma Sa

20140358073 - Piston for a needleless valve system: A piston for a needleless valve system comprising a head portion configured to be disposed in the needleless valve system and controlling fluid flow through the needleless valve system. The head portion comprising a continuous top surface, and an opening disposed proximate the continuous top surface, wherein the continuous top... Agent:

20140358074 - Catheter with stepped skived hypotube: Catheter having a hypotube with a skive defined by a first angled cut, an axial cut, and a second angled cut. A midshaft member includes a guidewire lumen and an inflation lumen in fluid communication with an inflation lumen of the hypotube, the inflation lumen of the midshaft member configured... Agent:

20140358075 - Tunneled catheter with hemostasis mechanism: A hemostasis component for an invasive medical device has an inflatable cylinder affixed to the medical device at a location aligned with an ingress point of a patient. An inflation source is in fluid communication with the inflatable cylinder and a flow control valve that is effective to regulate the... Agent: Smh Device Corp.

20140358076 - Tunneled catheter with hemostasis mechanism: A hemostasis component for an invasive medical device has an inflatable cylinder affixed to the medical device at a location aligned with an ingress point of a patient. An inflation source is in fluid communication with the inflatable cylinder and a flow control valve that is effective to regulate the... Agent: Smh Device Corp.

20140358078 - Closure, in particular a syringe closure for closing a distal opening of a syringe body in a sealing manner: A closure for closing in a sealing manner a distal opening on a syringe body is provided. The closure includes a fastening element that is or can be arranged on the syringe body around the distal opening and a closure cap that can be loosely connected to the fastening element... Agent: Schott Schweiz Ag

20140358077 - Infusion system which utilizes one or more sensors and additional information to make an air determination regarding the infusion system: In one step of a method for infusing an infusion fluid, the infusion fluid is pumped through a fluid delivery line of an infusion system. In another step, measurements are taken with at least one sensor connected to the infusion system. In an additional step, an air determination is determined... Agent:

20140358079 - Intravascular fluid catheter with minimal internal fluid volume: A catheter-based/intravascular ablation (denervation) system includes a multiplicity of needles which expand open around a central axis to engage the wall of a blood vessel, or the wall of the left atrium, allowing the injection of a cytotoxic or/or neurotoxic solution for ablating conducting tissue, or nerve fibers around the... Agent: Ablative Solutions, Inc.

20140358080 - Bubble entrapment device with variable volume: A bubble entrapment device has a cylinder, a plunger, and a centre tube. Threads on the centre tube engage threads of the cylinder and the plunger respectively. The device has a chamber with a tapered end configuration provided by the fact that the cylinder has a funnel-shaped base and the... Agent:

20140358082 - Biological information measurement device: The protrusion relates to a device comprising a main body case having a sensor mounting component, a measurement component that is connected to the sensor mounting component, a controller that is connected to this measurement component, and a display component that is connected to this controller. A communication component that... Agent: Panasonic Healthcare Co., Ltd.

20140358081 - Infusion system and method of use which prevents over-saturation of an analog-to-digital converter: To detect air in a fluid delivery line of an infusion system, infusion fluid is pumped through a fluid delivery line adjacent to at least one sensor. A signal is transmitted and received using the at least one sensor into and from the fluid delivery line. The at least one... Agent:

20140358083 - Auto-injector: Provided is an auto-injector for a syringe suitable for the injected delivery of drug to a patient. The auto-injector comprises a cassette unit arranged for receipt of a syringe. The cassette unit and/or syringe is movable from a rest position, in which the syringe needle tip is within the drive... Agent: Ucb Pharma Sa

20140358084 - Auto-injector: There is provided a cassette unit that is suitable for use with an auto-injector having an electrically powered drive unit. The cassette unit has a housing defining a cassette unit housing cavity and a needle projection aperture. The cassette unit housing cavity is arranged for receipt of a syringe that... Agent: Ucb Pharma Sa

20140358085 - Auto-injector: There is provided a cassette unit that is suitable for use with an auto-injector having an electrically powered drive unit. The cassette unit has a housing defining a cassette unit housing cavity and a needle projection aperture. The cassette unit housing cavity is arranged for receipt of a syringe that... Agent: Ucb Pharma Sa

20140358086 - Encoding and sensing of syringe information: A syringe for use with a powered injector to inject a fluid into a patient that includes a length of material adapted to transmit or propagate electromagnetic energy therethrough. The length of material includes at least a first indicator positioned along the length of material. The first indicator is adapted... Agent:

20140358087 - Devices for creation of multiple vascular access sites: Various medical procedures benefit from the creation of multiple access sites in a single anatomical vessel. For example, in some cardiac procedures, a plurality of catheters may be introduced into a single blood vessel through a corresponding plurality of access sites. The present application discloses devices for creating multiple access... Agent: Intermountain Invention Management, LLC

20140358088 - Elongated medical member: An elongated medical member includes: an insertion portion having a long length, which is provided with a lumen through which an operation treatment instrument for carrying out a predetermined medical action can be penetrated; a guide portion for guiding the insertion portion, which is extended from a distal end of... Agent:

20140358089 - Vacuum-assisted pancreaticobiliary cannulation: Devices, systems, and methods for facilitating access to the pancreaticobiliary system are disclosed. In particular, the present disclosure relates to devices used to apply suction to the papilla, e.g., duodenal tissue surrounding the papilla, to facilitate cannulation to reach the bile duct and/or pancreatic duct. Devices may include a suction... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20140358090 - Medical tube harness: A medical tube harness that a subject wears to organize, orient and support medical tubes and reduce the potential for unintentional tugging, kinking, and/or dislodging of the tubes as they extend from a subject's internal cavities, organs, orifices and/or anchor sites on the subject. The harness can improve patient comfort... Agent: Spectrum Health Innovations, LLC

20140358091 - Actuation mechanisms for dual chamber mixing syringes: An automatic mixing device, an actuating device having integrated plunger and configured to be removably mounted to the automatic mixing device, and a retractable syringe having the automatic mixing device are provided. The actuating device has an initially compressed spring and a trigger member that is rotatable to initiate spring... Agent:

20140358092 - Method for administration of a probiotic: The present invention relates to a method for the administration of a probiotic composition to a vaginal cavity and to compositions, devices and kits for use in this method.... Agent: Biosoma Bv

20140358093 - Drug delivery device with cartridge fixation feature: Drug delivery system comprising a cartridge with an axially displaceable piston, and a front-loaded cartridge holder adapted to axially receive and hold a cartridge in a loaded position. The cartridge comprises first coupling means arranged at the distal portion, and the cartridge holder comprises second coupling means arranged at the... Agent:

20140358094 - Composition, the nano-emulsion and transdermal patch, methods of preparation and use thereof for treating traumatic injuries: The present invention is a herbal composition and method of preparing thereof. The herbal composition comprising extracts of Carthami Flos (CF), Dipsaci Radix (DR), Notoginseng Rhizoma (NR) and Rhei Rhizoma (RR). The present invention also relates to an oil-in-water or water-in-oil type nano-emulsion and method of preparing thereof. The nano-emulsion... Agent: Nano And Advanced Materials Institute Limited

20140358095 - Corporeal drainage system: A corporeal drainage system and a method of draining fluid from a bodily cavity. The corporeal drainage system includes a connection tube and a fluid receptacle in fluid communication with the connection tube. The fluid receptacle creates a negative pressure in the system by transitioning from a collapsed configuration to... Agent:

20140358096 - Medical aspirator: The present invention is related to a medical aspirator and, in particular, to a medical aspirator comprising: a floor plate; a pressure plate disposed a certain distance away from the floor plate, and defining a discharge hole opened and closed by an opening/closing means; a coil spring installed between the... Agent: Moohan Enterprise Co., Ltd.

20140358097 - Suction device and dressing: Some embodiments are directed to a system 10 for the application of topical negative pressure therapy to a site 18 on the body of a mammal. Some embodiments of the system 10 comprise a piston 22 and cylinder 24 device 12 having a self-contained power source for the generation of... Agent:

20140358098 - Male incontinence wrap systems: The male incontinence wrap system is a disposable absorbent pad designed to be wrapped around the male genital member of a person suffering from incontinence. The pad is wrapped around the male genital member and secured by a first adhesive strip and then folded back at the distal end and... Agent:

20140358099 - Rf backscatter sensor for measuring moisture and other biological data: A moisture sensor unit for sending moisture in an environment includes a passive moisture sensor and two passive RFID tags. The two passive RFID tags are spaced apart from each other and disposed on opposite sides of the moisture sensor. Each of the RFID tags is electrically coupled to the... Agent: Georgia Tech Research Corporation

20140358100 - Disposable absorbent article and a method for making the same: Disclosed is a disposable absorbent article comprising two substrates; and an adhesive composition including a first polymer that is propylene-based and has a Mw of no greater than about 75,000, and a second polymer that is propylene-based and has a Mw of at least about 100,000, where the adhesive composition... Agent:

20140358101 - Nonwoven web material having enhanced glide softness and good strength attributes, and method for manufacturing: Nonwoven web materials formed of a first outer accumulation, a second outer accumulation, and an inner accumulation of fibers are disclosed. The outer accumulations of fibers may form respective first and second macroscopic outer web surfaces. The webs may bear a pattern of thermal bonds impressed on either or both... Agent:

20140358102 - Absorbent article: An absorbent article comprising a liquid-permeable top sheet, a liquid-impermeable back sheet and an absorbent body between the liquid-permeable top sheet and liquid-impermeable back sheet, wherein the liquid-permeable top sheet comprises a blood modifying agent with an IOB of 0.00-0.60, a melting point of no higher than 45° C., a... Agent:

20140358103 - Disposable absorbent article with unitary topsheet and unitary absorbent article: The present invention relates to disposable absorbent articles such as sanitary napkins, panty liners, baby diapers, adult incontinence articles and sweat pads. According to the present invention the absorbent article in the region designated for liquid deposition on its wearer facing surface has a single layer topsheet onto which liquid... Agent:

20140358104 - Adhesive article including primer layer and method of making the same: Adhesive articles that include a substrate, a silicone polyoxamide-containing primer layer, and a silicone adhesive are disclosed. Methods of making the adhesive articles and the use of a silicone polyoxamide as a primer for improving adhesion between a substrate and a silicone adhesive are also disclosed.... Agent:

20140358105 - Peg-shaped or cylindrical hygiene element: A peg-shaped or cylindrical hygiene article for insertion into a body cavity or opening is claimed, which article comprises a fibrous layer (2) of pulp fibers which are interconnected in some regions by means of pressing, with the pulp fibers being compacted in the pressed regions (4), wherein the fibrous... Agent: Mcairlaids Vliesstoffe Gmbh

20140358106 - Absorbent article with non-uniform dimensioned side barriers: An absorbent article has non-uniform dimensioned side barrier features and includes a lower structure. The lower structure includes a backsheet layer, a first fluid permeable topsheet layer bonded to the backsheet layer, and a first absorbent core layer sandwiched between the first topsheet layer and the backsheet layer, with the... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc.

20140358107 - Absorbent article with elastically elongatable panel: Closure elements that include elastic and non-elastic regions are disclosed as well as absorbent articles that include closure elements.... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company

20140358108 - Absorbent articles and methods of manufacturing the same: An absorbent article includes a chassis having a substantially rectangular shape a first portion, a second portion and a crotch portion extending between the first and second portion, a portion of the chassis being configured to absorb fluids. The absorbent article includes a first securement portion operatively coupled to the... Agent:

20140358109 - Disposable diaper: A disposable diaper (10) includes: a pair of leg stretch units (75a) formed along a leg hole openings (35) and being stretchable in at least a product longitudinal direction (L); and a cushioning unit (75b) provided in a region adjacent to the ends (#1) of the leg stretch units (75a)... Agent:

20140358110 - Absorbent article: A pants-type disposable diaper includes a pair of strip projecting parts projecting laterally from a line of connection between front and rear parts located respectively on the belly and back sides of a wearer, a first waist elastic member joined to a first waist region that is an upper part... Agent:

20140358113 - Dispensing fluid from an infusion pump system: Some embodiments of a medical infusion pump system include a pump device having a flexible pushrod that can adjust from a curved configuration to a generally straight configuration. The flexible pushrod is part of a drive system of the pump device so that the flexible pushrod can be controllably and... Agent:

20140358111 - Infusion pump system and method: Some embodiments of an infusion pump system may be configured to detect when at least one component of the pump system is exposed to a moisture level above a threshold level. In particular embodiments, the infusion pump system can be equipped with a moisture level detection system that can sense... Agent:

20140358112 - Infusion pump system and method: Some embodiments of an infusion pump system may be configured to provide a desired level of resistance to liquid ingress to the pump casing while contemporaneously providing air transmissibility for equalization of air pressure differentials between the interior and exterior of the pump casing. Further, some embodiments can detect when... Agent:

20140358114 - Method for determining an infusion parameter: m

20140358115 - Multi-purpose protective covering for use on a medical device: A multi-purpose covering for use with a medical device having a housing and an access port includes a substrate with a first end and a second end. The substrate defines the structure of the covering. The covering also includes a first securing portion nearer the first end of the substrate... Agent:

20140358116 - Methods for delivering an anti-cancer agent to a tumor: m

20140358117 - Firing button for automatic injection device: Exemplary embodiments provide firing mechanism assemblies that minimize or eliminate a misfire of an automatic injection device that causes a delay in the delivery of an injection. Exemplary embodiments provide automatic injection devices including firing mechanism assemblies that minimize or eliminate a misfire that causes a delay in the delivery... Agent:

20140358119 - Nighttime basal dosing device: A basal hub for attaching to an infusion base is disclosed. The hub includes a fluid reservoir and pressure actuating device. A septum portion of the reservoir is configured to be opened by a flow cannula that is in fluid communication with an infusion cannula of the infusion base, when... Agent:

20140358118 - Protector and method for using same: A protector (1) is used by being attached to a puncture device (50). The protector (1) includes an outer tube (2) and an inner tube (9). The outer tube (2) includes an outer tube main body (3) including an outer tube lumen (4) for housing the puncture device (50), a... Agent:

20140358120 - Medical system and catheter connector apparatus: A medical system for connecting a multiple lumen medical catheter to associated medical instrumentation includes a connector member defining a longitudinal axis and having a first end for releasable coupling to the medical catheter and a second end for coupling to medical instrumentation. A mounting segment is adjacent the first... Agent:

20140358121 - Prophylactic dressing and use of same in the prevention of infection: Wounds and temporary appliances can be protected against liquid contamination using a prophylactic dressing. The dressing includes a liquid resistant sheet and disposed thereon a first liquid barrier/adhesive strip and a second liquid barrier/adhesive strip wherein the first and second liquid barrier/adhesive strips are concentric; located at or near the... Agent: Gui Global Products, Ltd.

20140358122 - Drug coating layer: A drug coating layer which is a drug coating layer having a morphological form including a plurality of elongated bodies having long axes that each crystal of a water-insoluble drug independently has on a substrate surface, in which the long axes of the elongated bodies are nearly linear in shape,... Agent: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140358123 - Treatment method using catheter assembly and catheter assembly: In the treatment method, a surgeon introduces a catheter assembly into a blood vessel in an arm, and delivers a distal portion of the catheter assembly to a predetermined position of a lower limb through the blood vessel in the body. Moreover, in the treatment method, the surgeon pulls an... Agent: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140358124 - Approach to administering ocular medication: The invention is a device and a method for delivering a dose of a pharmaceutical agent to the eye. The device and method provide a safe and effective way to instill a specified dose of the agent to the eye virtually independent of gravity and posture. The device includes a... Agent:

20140358125 - Small molecule delivery with implantable therapeutic device: A therapeutic device that can release a therapeutic agent comprising a porous structure coupled to a container comprising a reservoir. The reservoir can comprise a volume sized to release therapeutic amounts of the therapeutic agent for an extended time when coupled to the porous structure and implanted in a patient.... Agent: Forsight Vision4, Inc.

20140358126 - Device for stool drainage: A device for sealing a colon, and for removing stool therefrom by irrigation, comprising an expandable intrarectal balloon segment formed from an everted tube with two ends, for insertion into the rectum to anchor the device, and a tapered transanal segment adapted to remain at least partially outside the rectum... Agent:

20140358127 - Catheter reservoir seal: A reservoir is incorporated in between a guide portion and an introducer tip of the introducer member. A spherical or similarly shaped plug is inserted into the guide portion. The plug is designed such that it forms a seal within the guide portion, preventing any fluid flow between the reservoir... Agent: Adapta Medical, Inc.

20140358128 - Surface plasmon resonant devices and methods of use thereof: Devices and methods are provided for controlling the propagation of electromagnetic radiation on conductive surfaces via the presence of coupled subwavelength conductor-dielectric unit plasmonic resonators. In some embodiments, the dimensions of the unit plasmonic resonators are selected to produce modal overlap and coupling between surface plasmons of adjacent conductive surfaces.... Agent:

  
11/27/2014 > 80 patent applications in 54 patent subcategories.

20140350450 - Performing an apheresis procedure on a human subject with identity input data: Systems and methods are provided for performing a medical procedure with respect to a subject. A data storage location of the system is pre-programmed with a plurality of subject data entries, each having subject-specific information associated with it. A user interface receives an identity input from a subject, which corresponds... Agent: Fenwal, Inc.

20140350451 - Tampon skirt: A tampon skirt is disclosed. The tampon skirt can comprise a finger cover associated with the tampon that expands or opens when a user unwraps a tampon, or an integrated tampon wrapper/cover that expands or opens when a user unwraps a tampon. The tampon skirt is associated with a tampon... Agent:

20140350453 - Bonding tissues and cross-linking proteins with naphthalimide compounds: Naphthalimide compounds are used in tissue bonding and protein cross-linking applications. When activated by an activating agent, such as light in the 400-500 nm absorption range, the naphthalimide compounds form chemically-reactive species that cross-link proteins, bond connective tissues together, and bond tissues and other biomaterials together. A naphthalimide-labeled biomolecule, such... Agent: Alumend, LLC

20140350454 - Irradiation apparatus: A portable, self-contained, irradiation apparatus for photodynamic treatment of the vulva and/or the anus which comprises: a treatment surface 2 capable of conforming to the area of the vulva and/or anus to be treated, an illumination system 4 for directing light onto a treatment area of the vulva and/or anus... Agent:

20140350452 - Method of using laser-induced optoacoustics for the treatment of drug-resistant microbial infections: The present invention is related to novel functional antibody coated nanoparticles, and the preparation method thereof. The functional antibody coated nanoparticles according to the present invention can be used as photothermal agents to effectively inhibit the growth of microbes including drug-resistant strains and biolfilm with laser irradiation.... Agent:

20140350456 - Electroporation appliance comprising an oblong applicator, ring electrodes and a seat for a syringe: A dynamic electroporation appliance comprises an oblong isolating applicator (1) with a rounded front part (4) and with two annular electrodes (3) arranged on its front surface at the sides of an intermediate opening (2). The intermediate opening it linked to at least one duct (9) associated with a central... Agent:

20140350455 - Intraluminal activation system and method of activating an inactive agent: An intraluminal activation system for activating an inactive agent includes a catheter defining an inflation lumen and a medical device lumen. A longitudinal distal segment of the catheter defines a transparent treatment region. An inflation balloon is disposed at the distal end of the catheter and over at least a... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20140350457 - Method of coating microneedle devices: Microneedle devices are spray coated by nozzles which jet dispense dots onto the individual needles of a microneedle device from a spray nozzle which is angled with respect to the plane of the microneedle device. An angle of between 70° and 45° is preferred and can be achieved by providing... Agent:

20140350458 - Aspiration catheters, systems, and methods: The aspiration catheters, systems and methods include a catheter having an elongated body with a cross-section having a flat side and a curve near the distal end. The first side of the cross-section can contact a first side of a delivery lumen in a first orientation, and a second side... Agent: Patient Centered Medical Incorporated

20140350459 - Infusion pump assembly: A wearable infusion pump assembly. The wearable infusion pump assembly includes a reservoir for receiving an infusible fluid and a fluid delivery system configured to deliver the infusible fluid from the reservoir to an external infusion set. The fluid delivery system includes a controller, a pump assembly for extracting a... Agent:

20140350460 - Cartridge hub with active valve: The invention is related to a dispense interface for a drug delivery device for delivering at least two drug agents, wherein the dispense interface is configured to be coupled to a cartridge holder of the drug delivery device, wherein the cartridge holder is configured to hold at least two cartridges,... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20140350461 - Auxiliary insertion and removal tool and endoscope: A spiral rotary member includes a tubular main body section and a fin section. The spiral rotary member further includes a spiral tube section that is arranged on the main body section and arranged to be wound around a longitudinal axis in the same direction as the fin section or... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.

20140350462 - Continuum manipulator: Embodiments of the present invention provide a continuum manipulator that can be used, for example, as a steerable catheter tip. The manipulator of the embodiments comprises a plurality of segments arranged in a stack, which is then able to bend in a range of directions away from the long axis... Agent: Kings College London

20140350463 - Dual lumen pancreaticobiliary catheter and methods of cannulating the pancreaticobiliary system: Devices and methods for facilitating access to the pancreaticobiliary system are disclosed. In particular, the methods include bending a device having an elongate body with a first lumen, a second lumen, and respective first and second exit openings. The methods include inserting a first guidewire through the first lumen and... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20140350464 - Balloon catheter with a sirolimus coated catheter balloon for controlled release of sirolimus: The present invention is directed to a catheter balloon of a balloon catheter comprising a coating consisting of or containing at least one fatty acid, oil or fat and sirolimus as well as to the use of these systems and compositions. Optionally a stent is crimped on such a coated... Agent: Cardionovum Sp.z.o.o.

20140350465 - Devices and methods for delivering therapeutic substances for the treatment of sinusitis and other disorders: Devices and methods for delivering drugs and other therapeutic or diagnostic substances to desired locations within the bodies of human or non-human animal subjects. An implantable delivery device comprising a reservoir is initially attached to a deliver catheter or delivery tool and is introduced into the body and positioned at... Agent:

20140350466 - Infusion set comprising a data display and method thereof: Included are embodiments of an infusion set for administering a liquid. One embodiment includes an infusion head to be placed on the tissue of a patient, a coupler for connecting the infusion head to an administering device, and a cannula that is configured for connection to the infusion head. Some... Agent: Roche Diagnostics International Ag

20140350468 - Blinding kit for clinical trials: A blinding device for administering a substance to a patient in a clinical trial is presented where the blinding device has an opaque housing to receive at least two delivery devices adapted to dispense a substance provided therein, an outlet being in fluid communication with at least one delivery device... Agent:

20140350467 - Systems and methods for delivering a therapeutic agent using mechanical advantage: Devices and methods for delivering a therapeutic agent to a patient are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a delivery system includes a reservoir containing a fluid and a fluid communicator in fluid communication with the reservoir. An actuator is coupled to the reservoir and configured to displace and exert a... Agent: Springleaf Therapeutics, Inc.

20140350469 - Universal diagnostic platform: A portable medical analyzer comprising a sampling module with a sample port for receiving body fluid, an assay sensor module for analysis of the body fluid, an analytical detector module with detection of information from the assay, and a communications module for transferring the information to a remote location via... Agent: Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

20140350470 - Systems and methods for delivering a therapeutic agent: Devices and methods for delivering a fluid to a patient are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a delivery system includes a reservoir for containing a fluid and a fluid communicator in fluid communication with the reservoir. An electrochemical actuator is coupled to the reservoir and configured to exert a force... Agent: Springleaf Therapeutics, Inc.

20140350471 - Catheter sheath introducer with rotational lock: A sheath introducer for use with a catheter, has a hub and a tube through which the catheter extends, and a lock assembly which has a rotational knob that actuates a plurality of prongs arranged in a radial pattern around a hole in the hub that receives the catheter, wherein... Agent:

20140350472 - Dissolvable microneedle arrays for transdermal delivery to human skin: A method of forming a microneedle array can include forming a sheet of material having a plurality of layers and micromilling the sheet of material to form a microneedle array. At least one of the plurality of layers can include a bioactive component, and the microneedle array can include a... Agent: Carnegie Mellon University

20140350473 - Intravesical drug delivery device: Implant devices for intravesical administration and local drug delivery. The device has a body which includes a hollow tube formed of a biocompatible material; at least one reservoir in the tube which contains a drug; and one or more apertures through which the drug can be released. The device is... Agent:

20140350474 - Universal catheter securement device: An intravenous catheter securement device comprises of an intravenous catheter board stabilizer that conforms to patients' bodies and an adjustable elastic sleeve with a hole for catheter insertion, with two overlying flaps for catheter securement. The intravenous catheter hoard base has holes on either side, one side for connection of... Agent:

20140350475 - Manually operated medical pump: A hand operated medical pump is described including: at least one fluid inlet; at least one fluid outlet; a flexible pump bulb defining a pumping chamber which forms at least part of a pumping flow pathway; at least one directional valve which allows flow of fluid in a direction from... Agent:

20140350477 - Disposable syringe: A disposable syringe including: a syringe cylinder (100) for containing a medicinal liquid therein, in which a medicinal liquid nozzle (120) is formed as a protrusion at a front end of the syringe cylinder, and a piston (110) is provided inside the syringe cylinder; and a medicinal liquid injection hub... Agent:

20140350476 - Luer port alert device and method of use thereof: A luer port alert device and method of alerting a care provider to a condition of a patient therewith prior to administering fluid treatment to the patient is provided. The luer port alert device includes an arcuate body having a through passage extending along a central axis between opposite ends.... Agent: Contour Fabricators, Inc.

20140350478 - Torsion-spring based wind-up auto injector pen with dial-up/dial-down mechanism: The present invention relates to an automatic torsion spring based injection device having a dial-up/dial-down mechanism by which a dose can be set by rotating a dose setting member in a first direction and which dose size can be reduced by rotating the same dose setting member in a second... Agent:

20140350479 - Syringe carrier: Described is a syringe carrier comprising a body adapted to receive a barrel of a syringe. The body includes two sections having distal ends with shoulder sections. The shoulder sections are adapted to engage a circumferential gap between the barrel of the syringe and a needle shield covering a needle... Agent:

20140350480 - Injection device: An injection device defines a longitudinal center axis, a proximal direction and a distal direction. The injection device includes a housing having a receptacle for an injection fluid vessel and an operator-manipulated element configured to be rotatable to set an amount of injection fluid to be dispensed. The operator-manipulated element... Agent:

20140350481 - Drive mechanism for a medication delivery device and medication delivery device: A drive mechanism for a medication delivery device is proposed, the drive mechanism comprising a housing having a proximal end and a distal end, a rotation member which is adapted to be rotated in a first direction with respect to the housing during setting of a dose of a medication... Agent:

20140350483 - Injections: A syringe containing a compressible porous matrix, which compressible porous matrix has in it a pharmaceutical in a soluble glass, Methods of producing and using the syringe, and compressible porous matrix inserts for insertion into a syringe barrel are also provided.... Agent:

20140350482 - Reconstitution device: The present invention relates to methods for reconstituting and relates to reconstitution devices suitable for reconstituting many different materials. Furthermore, the present invention includes methods of treatment and methods of use related to a reconstitution device or apparatus. Some embodiments are suitable for reconstituting small amounts of a pharmaceutical compositions... Agent:

20140350484 - Injection device comprising an improved delivery element: An injection device having a delivery element with an inner thread may be driven by rotation and includes a cylindrical outer wall region, which is substantially smooth. Such features provide a delivery element configured such that it is less intimidating to patients than known threaded rods, and may facilitate easy... Agent:

20140350485 - Infusion device with releasable fluid connector: An infusion set system, including a base and a fluid connector removably coupleable thereto is disclosed. The fluid connector includes a fluid path portion and at least one connector latch displaceably connected to the fluid path portion and displaceable to a latching position in which at least a portion of... Agent: Becton, Dickinson And Company

20140350486 - Blinding kit for clinical trials: The present invention relates to a blinding kit for administering a medicament to a patient in a clinical trial, the blinding kit comprising: a first blinding device having an opaque container and having an outlet for administering a liquid substance to a patient and having at least a first and... Agent:

20140350487 - Outer cover of a pen needle for a drug delivery pen: A connecting member removably connects a plurality of pen needles together, thereby providing a convenient way for a patient to carry multiple pen needles. The connecting member may be integrally formed with the outer cover of the pen needle or may be a separate member that removably receives the pen... Agent: Becton, Dickinson And Company

20140350488 - Drug delivery system: The present invention provides a novel drug delivery system for the controlled release of therapeutically active substances at a predetermined, essentially constant release rate over a prolonged period of time. The delivery system comprises at least one core comprising said therapeutically active substance(s), at least one membrane encasing the core... Agent:

20140350489 - Apparatus and method for deploying a surgical preparation: A device used for applying an antiseptic preparation to a surgical site of a patient prior to surgery outside of an operating theater. A loose-fitting bag is provided which encloses the surgical site by securing the open end(s) to the patient by closing means. A high friction scrub surface is... Agent:

20140350490 - Eye drop device: An eye drop device and a method of applying eye drops to the eye are disclosed herein. An exemplary embodiment of the device contains a main housing having an interior and exterior with a top opening sized to surround the eye and a bottom opening sized to accept the tip... Agent:

20140350491 - Toe jems: a decorative, callous (corn) cover for toes compromised of rhinestones, gems, or other similar material.: Toe JEMs is a decorative callous (corn) cover for toes compromised with rhinestones, gems, or other similar material and applied with a non-toxic skin adhesive. My invention addresses the issue of the unattractive appearance of a toe callous (corn) many women struggle with today. It gives women and or men... Agent:

20140350492 - Eyedrop dispenser: The present invention relates to a dispenser comprising: a container defining a reservoir, said container having a resilient sidewall, a closed end, and a dispensing tip opposite the closed end, said dispensing tip including a passageway in fluid communication with the reservoir, and said resilient side wall including at least... Agent:

20140350493 - Dermal delivery device with in situ seal: This invention relates to a transdermal drug delivery device that comprises an active ingredient (AI) layer, having a skin contacting surface and a non-skin contacting surface and comprising a volatile component, a release liner impermeable to the volatile component adjacent the skin contacting surface of the Al layer having a... Agent: Agile Therapeutics, Inc.

20140350497 - Device and method for treating central nervous system pathology: The present invention relates generally to a device and method for treating tissues of the central nervous system and more particularly, but not exclusively, to a device and method for treating the brain tissue.... Agent:

20140350499 - Devices and methods for treating spinal cord tissue: The present invention provides devices and methods that treat damaged spinal cord tissue, such as spinal tissue damaged by disease, infection, or trauma, which may lead to the presence of swelling, compression, and compromised blood flow secondary to interstitial edema.... Agent:

20140350498 - Evaporative body-fluid containers and methods: Body-fluid containers, methods, and systems are presented that include a container that has a container housing formed, at least in part, by a liquid-impermeable, vapor-permeable material. The liquid-impermeable, vapor-permeable material allows water to evaporate and be transmitted outside of the container. The evaporation allows more fluid to be processed by... Agent:

20140350496 - Set comprising wound dressing and wound filler: The invention relates to a set of wound care articles, comprising at least one first planar wound care article comprising hydroactive polymers and at least one second wound care article comprising hydroactive polymers, wherein the second and optionally also any additional wound care articles have a lower liquid retention and/or... Agent:

20140350494 - Tissue healing: A system, method, and apparatus are disclosed for dressing a wound and for minimizing scarring. The apparatus promotes scar-minimizing healing of a wound where negative pressure wound therapy is applied, and comprises a wound contact layer containing silicone, polysiloxanes, or other related compounds.... Agent: Smith & Nephew PLC

20140350495 - 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

20140350500 - Ostomy gas eliminator: An ostomy device including a bag, a lid, and a vent. The lid is replaceably attached to the bag, attaches to a site of a stoma of a patient, and self-seals to the stoma of the patient. The vent is operatively connected to the bag, and vents gas emanating from... Agent:

20140350501 - Urine-collection device for male use: The device (1) comprises: a first elongate impermeable receptacle (2), for accommodating the patient's penis, with an entry opening (20) and an exit opening (21), for evacuation of the urine, connected to a drain line (3); and a second receptacle (4) with a closed end (40) and which is connected... Agent:

20140350502 - Absorbent article comprising a temperature sensor: An absorbent article including a temperature sensor, and at least one temperature change material arranged such that it is capable of affecting a temperature change due to a supply of excrement, and such that said temperature sensor is capable of being responsive to said affected temperature change. Also disclosed is... Agent: Sca Hygiene Products Ab

20140350503 - Method for detecting a liquid discharge to an absorbent article: A method for detecting a liquid discharge event in an absorbent article including a sensor adapted to generate an electrical output signal representative of a degree of wetness of the absorbent article, wherein the electrical output signal is received by a processing unit. The method including the steps of providing... Agent: Sca Hygiene Products Ab

20140350504 - Absorbent article with containment flaps: An absorbent article having a first containment flap and a second containment flap each having a stem, an inner flap projection, and an outer flap projection. The stems of the first and the second containment flaps can be positioned laterally inward of the longitudinal side edges of the absorbent article.... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc.

20140350505 - Keneric brief pouch: The Keneric brief pouch is a thin miniature absorbent pouch that attaches to Under garments. It is designed to capture leaking body fluids after urination In a secured pouch. It is attached with an adhesive backing to under Garments to hold the male organ in place to prevent staining to... Agent:

20140350506 - Diaper collector bag: A diaper and method for using the diaper are provided. The diaper includes an impermeable outer layer; an absorbent inner layer; and a collector bag including an opening and an adhesive surrounding the opening; the collector bag being removably attached to the absorbent inner layer.... Agent:

20140350508 - Absorbent article including containment flaps: An absorbent article having a first and a second containment flap each having a stem, an inner flap projection, and an outer flap projection. The absorbent article can include a first and a second folding line for packaging each being substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis. The first and second... Agent: Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc.

20140350507 - Mechanical fastener, fastening system, and disposable absorbent article: A mechanical fastener is disclosed that includes a thermoplastic backing and multiple, upstanding fastening elements that have a post with a proximal end attached to the thermoplastic backing and a distal end comprising a cap larger in area than a cross-sectional area of the post. The basis weight of the... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20140350509 - Pelvic-abdominal support garment: A pelvic-abdominal support garment including a waist encircling band having shorts secured to the lower edge thereof, the shorts having a receptacle for receiving an ice pack, and a strap member secured at one end thereof to the back of said waist encircling band and the other end thereof attachable... Agent:

20140350510 - Pneumatically coupled direct drive fluid control system and process: A fluid control system for delivery of a liquid includes a pneumatic drive that incorporates a linear actuator to effect known volume changes in a gas reservoir. The gas reservoir is in fluid communication with a gas-side reservoir that is separated from a fluid-side reservoir by a flexible membrane. Movement... Agent: Leveraged Developments LLC

20140350511 - Pneumatically coupled fluid control system and process with air detection and elimination: A fluid control system for delivery of a liquid includes a pneumatic drive that incorporates a linear actuator to effect known volume changes in a gas reservoir. The gas reservoir is in fluid communication with a gas-side reservoir that is separated from a fluid-side reservoir by a flexible membrane. Movement... Agent: Leveraged Developments LLC

20140350512 - Intravascular cerebral catheter device and method of use: Cerebral Catheter devices and methods for use are provided. The catheter devices provided may include an anti-thrombotic agent coating on the exterior surface. The catheter devices may include unique tip configurations to allow improved fluid delivery capabilities. Further, the catheter devices may also or alternatively include one or more sensor... Agent:

20140350513 - Multi-sensor infusion system for detecting air or an occlusion in the infusion system: An infusion system for being operatively connected to a fluid delivery line and to an infusion container includes a pump, a plurality of different types of sensors connected to the pump or the fluid delivery line, at least one processor, and a memory. The plurality of different types of sensors... Agent:

20140350520 - Apparatus and method for accessing a sinus cavity: A system for accessing a sinus cavity of a subject includes an access tool configured to penetrate into the sinus cavity from a location external the subject. The system further includes an access sheath having a distal tubular portion, a lumen extending through the access sheath and the distal tubular... Agent:

20140350519 - Catheter guide wire: A catheter guidewire for facilitating introduction of a flexible catheter into the human body (e.g., into the bladder) has a proximal end having a first stiffness which is sufficient to facilitate guidance of a stiff plastic expansion sheath through the tissue. A distal end of the guide wire has a... Agent: Mediplus Limited

20140350521 - Connector and fluid path set for a fluid delivery system: The fluid injector system includes a source of injection fluid, a pump device, a fluid control device operably associated with the pump device, and a fluid path set in fluid connection with the source of injection fluid and the pump device. The fluid path set includes a multi-patient fluid path... Agent:

20140350517 - Injection device with stress protection: Described are devices and systems for protection of injectable substances such as adipose cells from excessive stress or pressure during injection procedures. Further described are stress control mechanisms for detecting and/or controlling stress or pressure within injection devices.... Agent: Allergan, Inc.

20140350516 - Mechanical syringe accessory: Described herein are syringe accessories that can be attached to standard syringes. These accessories utilize one or more mechanisms that can provide at least one additional sensory feedback to the user when performing an aliquot or dosed injection. In other embodiments, the accessories can prevent overdosing.... Agent: Allergan, Inc.

20140350518 - Syringe extrusion accessory: Described herein are syringe extrusion accessories comprising: a handle operatively coupled to an attachment portion configured to attach to a syringe; and at least one prawl operatively coupled to the handle and configured to engage with a plunger of the syringe, wherein the syringe extrusion accessory is configured to transfer... Agent: Allergan, Inc.

20140350514 - Systems and methods for intradermal delivery of therapeutics using microneedles: Methods are disclosed for delivering a substance to the skin of a human subject. The methods include, obtaining a substance, such as hormones, for example, Insulin; and delivering the substance into an intradermal space within the skin of the human subject through a plurality of microneedles. The microneedles are of... Agent: Nanopass Technologies Ltd.

20140350515 - Ultra flexible surgical drain and catheter: A new flexible surgical drain/catheter system is provided. The flexible system encompasses a flexible section that can be incorporated in the design of surgical drains/catheters of any kind. By incorporating this flexible system, a surgical. drain/catheter will possess three significant additional characteristics. These additional characteristics will make the herein designs... Agent:

20140350523 - Aortic occlusion device: Embodiments of aortic occlusion devices are described herein that include radially expandable and collapsible proximal and distal end portions, such as annular self-expanding stents or frames, that are configured to radially expand within an aorta to secure the device within the aorta. The devices can also include a catheter extending... Agent:

20140350522 - Drug delivery medical device: Provided is a coated implantable medical device, comprising: a substrate; and a coating disposed on the substrate, wherein the coating comprises at least one polymer and at least one pharmaceutical agent in a therapeutically desirable morphology and/or at least one active biological agent and optionally, one or more pharmaceutical carrying... Agent: Micell Technologies, Inc.

20140350524 - Wire guide engagement and withdrawal tool and method: A tool for engaging and withdrawing a wire guide from a patient includes a deformable distal segment having a self-expanding bias such that the distal segment assumes a tortuous configuration, and a control line attached to the distal segment and configured to extend through an intraluminal sheath, such that pulling... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20140350525 - E-z dose-pensing: E-Z Dose-pensing, is an improved assistive device for mixing and compounding medications Two different types of dispensers are provided. Liquid material is placed into the cap of the cup dispenser and solid material is placed into an inner chamber, when a twist seal is broken, the solid and liquid materials... Agent:

20140350526 - Muscosal tissue dressing and method of use: A method and apparatus for reducing or eliminating pain after surgical procedures related to mucosal tissue, including tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy, or other pharyngeal operations. Certain embodiments provide a biodegradable film or covering that serves as a mechanical barrier to reduce pain caused, for example, by friction between solid food and healing... Agent:

20140350527 - \"self-regulating device for modulating inflammation\": A bioreactor is provided which contains cells capable of producing cytokine inhibitors in response to cytokines, in a manner regulated by the local or systemic milieu of an individual patient and predicted by mechanistic computational simulations. The bioreactor transfers the cytokine inhibitors to a patient in need of control of... Agent:

20140350528 - Systems and methods for delivering a therapeutic agent: Devices and methods for delivering a fluid to a patient are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a method includes providing a wearable delivery device that includes an electrochemical actuator and a reservoir containing a fluid with viscosity greater than 15 cP. The electrochemical actuator can be actuated such that the... Agent: Springleaf Therapeutics, Inc.

20140350529 - Sustained release capsules: The invention relates to an intraruminal sustained release capsule which is capable of delivering a sustained release dose of a first medicament to an animal, as well as either or both of a dump dose of a second medicament or mineral, and an exit dose of a third medicament or... Agent: Merial Limited

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