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8834428 Needle array assembly and method for delivering therapeutic agents  
A fluid delivery device includes an array of needles, each in fluid communication with a respective reservoir. Respective actuators are coupled so as to be operable to drive fluid from the...
8834422 Vascular access assembly and safety device  
A safety intravenous (IV) catheter assembly is disclosed which includes a safety device having a housing defining a cavity and distal and proximal openings, and a biasing member positioned within...
8834720 Apparatus for the extracorporeal treatment of blood  
Apparatus and methods for the extracorporeal treatment of blood are described. The apparatus includes a dialyzer which is separated into a first and second chamber by a semipermeable membrane,...
8834436 Merchandise display system for identifying disposable absorbent article configurations for wearers  
An array of absorbent article packages for multiple baby stages of development displayed via a merchandise display system may comprise multiple packages. Each package may comprise articles having...
8834448 Side port catheter device and method for accessing side branch occlusions  
A medical device and method are provided for accessing a side branch in an artery. The device includes a catheter having a sidewall, an internal lumen, and a side port formed through the sidewall....
8834414 Method and a catheter device for the dynamic regulation of the venous return to the heart for the treatment of patients with heart failure  
This invention relates to a method that comprises the introduction of a catheter via left subclavian vein, advancing into the right atrium and then positioning it in the inferior vena cava, just at...
8834405 Intestinal sleeve  
A gastrointestinal implant device is anchored in the duodenum and extends beyond the ligament of Treitz. All food exiting the stomach is funneled through the device. The gastrointestinal device...
8833373 Nasally inserted airway opening device for obstructive sleep apnea treatment  
A nasally inserted airway opening device with inflatable cuff is provided to treat obstructive sleep apnea. The airway opening device includes a hollow flexible tube extending between a proximal...
8834424 Medical article securement device  
A securement device includes a retainer having at least one retention member extending into a channel of the retainer. The retention member is coupled to the retainer and includes a distal end. The...
8835709 Articles containing nanofibers produced from low melt flow rate polymers  
The present invention is directed to hygiene articles comprising nanofibers. The nanofibers are made from a melt film fibrillation process with a polymer composition having a melt flow rate of less...
8834409 Method for ablation volume determination and geometric reconstruction  
A method for determining a volume of ablated tissue is provided. The method includes the steps of: supplying energy to tissue to create an ablation volume therein; excising one or more slices of...
8834432 Intravenous injection site with split septum and pressure activated flow control valve  
An injection site (12) for infusion of parenteral fluids has a pressure-actuated valve (20) and a split septum unit (24), which prevent reflux of blood into the assembly (10). The septum unit (24)...
8834403 Fluid and air handling in blood and dialysis circuits  
An air purging method includes: (a) detecting a low fluid level in a blood circuit indicating a high amount of air in the blood circuit; (b) stopping a blood pump; (c) closing a venous patient...
8834425 Securement system employing polymeric gel  
A gel pad for use with a retainer for securing a medical article. The gel pad is formed from a soft, tacky elastomer. A first surface of the gel pad is placed in contact with a patient's skin. A...
8836521 Hydration alert  
One aspect of the invention is an apparatus including an alarm for alerting an operator to recharge a humidifier, wherein such alarm is generated other than through the use of a humidity sensor. In...
8834431 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...
8834506 Method for puncturing the pericardial membrane by synchronizing needle advancement with cardiac muscle motion  
A method for puncturing a pericardial membrane of a human patient, the method comprising inserting a needle into the chest of the human patient, detecting a phase of a mechanical activity of the...
8834508 Methods, tools and devices for percutaneous access in minimally invasive spinal surgeries  
A cannula assembly for providing percutaneous access in minimally invasive spinal surgeries, includes an outer cannula, a nerve probe dilator and a multistage dilator system comprising a first...
8838229 Method and device for electromotive delivery of macromolecules into tissue  
Electromotive delivery of macromolecules can be provided using a delivery device including a first chamber for contacting a macromolecule delivery medium to a surface of a tissue or other anatomy...
8834442 Diaper cover and disposable diaper  
A diaper cover having a front part, a back part and an intermediate part located between the front part and the back part in a front-back direction, a right waist part and a left waist part...
8834412 Device for injecting an implant  
A device for the back-injection of an implant including a holder to allow a user to hold the device, an injection needle, a retainer for retaining the implant before the injection needle, a plunger...
8834426 Catheter and tubing restraining device and protective cover  
A restraining device for covering and protecting an intravenous access site or other access site that comprises an intravenous compartment hub portion or tubing device hub portion, coupled to a...
8834446 Pulsatile flux drug delivery  
A method of delivering a therapeutic fluid to the tissue of a mammal using pulsatile flux to prevent fluid backflow.
8834423 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...
8834440 Pants type disposable diaper  
The present invention aims to provide a pants type disposable diaper free from noticeable gathers formed on the innermost side of the crotch region. In the crotch region of the pants type...
8833606 Device and method for mixing and applying biomaterials  
A device for mixing and applying a substance includes a syringe barrel, a plunger, a shaft, a mixing surface, and a locking device. The syringe barrel is preloaded with one or more components of...
8834401 Glucose management and dialysis method and apparatus  
A process and apparatus are provided for managing and adjusting glucose levels in the blood of a patient during dialysis. The apparatus is a dialysis apparatus to treat patients with renal disease...
8832894 Cleaning device for male end of intraveneous set  
A cleaning device includes a cap having an opening and that defines an inner cavity, and a channel that extends from a bottom of the inner cavity to a bottom of the cap. A plunger includes a domed...
8834441 Undergarment with hidden core pocket with isolating fluid layer  
An undergarment, such as a diaper, includes a hidden central core pocket for receipt of an absorbent pad. The pocket is formed between an inner, fluid permeable layer and a fluid isolation layer....
8834451 In-situ wound cleansing apparatus  
An apparatus for treating a wound can include a wound dressing, a vacuum pump configured to apply negative pressure to the dressing, and a fluid offtake tube configured to provide fluid...
8834158 Screw syringe as well as a syringe barrel and female part for a screw syringe  
A screw syringe having a piston spindle with an external thread, a syringe barrel, having a sleeve with a piston end, and a female part with an internal thread is disclosed. The female part slides...
8834434 Closed incision negative pressure wound therapy device and methods of use  
A surgical tissue therapy device includes a sealant layer and a collection chamber. The sealant layer functions so as to create a sealed enclosure or space between it and the surface of a patient...
8834416 Immobilizing objects in the body  
Stabilizing an object in the body of a patient involves the injection of a lower critical solution temperature (LCST) material or other flowable material into the body of the patient so that the...
8834408 Irrigation and aspiration devices and methods  
Irrigation and/or aspiration devices and methods may be configured to aspirate and irrigate alone, sequentially, or concurrently. The devices and methods may provide a base with a removable head,...
8834427 Slotted catheter securement device  
A slotted catheter securement device adapted for securing a catheter extending generally perpendicularly from skin of a patient, having a base member and a securing member co-planarly oriented, the...
8834509 Catheter including a unibody distal guidewire port and method of manufacture  
Methods and devices incorporating a guidewire entry port subassembly for use in rapid exchange catheters. The use of a subassembly allows for stronger quality control and simpler fabrication of a...
8834453 Steerable wound drain device  
The invention relates to a steerable wound drainage device which permits control of the positioning within the body of the device thereby affording the practitioner the ability to re-position the...
8834399 Cardiopulmonary apparatus and methods for preserving organ viability  
Apparatus and methods for providing extracorporeal blood circulation and oxygenation control include multi-stage de-airing of blood to provide automated cardiopulmonary replacement to preserve the...
8834437 Disposable absorbent article with extensible and retractable core  
A disposable absorbent garment can include a waistband assembly that is configured to be worn about a waist of a subject, and an absorbent panel assembly having first and second ends that are...
8834438 Sanitary tampon  
The covering member includes an inner side surface being in contact with the absorber and an outer side surface to come into contact with a vaginal wall when in use. The covering member contains a...
8834450 Antimicrobial fluid suctioning device  
A mucous suction device, comprising in combination, a longitudinally elongated, generally tubular, one-piece plastic body, the body having an axially elongated tapered, first portion extending...
8834452 Wound therapy system and related methods therefor  
A portable system for subatmospheric pressure therapy in connection with healing a surgical wound, including a wound dressing dimensioned for positioning relative to a wound bed of a subject and a...
8834544 Photodynamic therapy for tumors with localized delivery  
Methods and systems for treatment of hypoxic tumors are provided, including the steps of positioning a delivery device in a bodily cavity adjacent to tumor tissue, delivering an oxygenating agent...
8834487 Systems and methods for preventing intravasation during intrauterine procedures  
Systems, methods, apparatus and devices for performing improved gynecologic and urologic procedures are disclosed. Patient benefit is achieved through improved outcomes, reduced pain, especially...
8834411 Medical devices for dispensing powders  
A medical device for topical, intranasal or oral administration of dry powder medical compositions includes a unit dose blister form containing an internal piercing device that provides for...
8834901 Electrochemically degradable polymers  
The present invention discloses polymeric materials that incorporate a modified quinone moiety, either to cross-link the polymer or as a monomeric unit of the polymer. These polymeric materials can...
8834719 Personal hemodialysis system  
A dialysis machine method includes in an embodiment applying a pneumatic closing pressure to a first valve chamber and arranging a compliance chamber to flex and absorb energy from the pneumatic...
8834439 Tampon with continuous groove forms  
The present invention relates to an intravaginal tampon for feminine hygiene includes a generally cylindrical absorbent pledget and a withdrawal element operatively connected to the generally...
8834454 Drug delivery device  
The present application provides a drug-delivery device comprising a drug reservoir chamber 16, containing a substance to be delivered, in fluid connection with a drug administration means 18, and...
8834433 Nasal rinse tip  
A device for nasal lavage is described. The device ejects a gentle flow of fluid under pressure. The fluid stream provides a high quantity of fluid at low pressure. The low pressure fluid stream is...