Material With Tool Patents (Class 206/572)
  • Patent number: 11284961
    Abstract: A medical tray (10) is adapted to receive a medical instrument (90) and has one or more longitudinally extending instrument receiving recesses (22) adapted to receive at least a part of the medical instrument (90), one or more instrument support members (30, 32, 36, 38, 40, 82) and at least one instrument access opening, slot or recess (86) at a longitudinal end of a peripheral wall, whereby the instrument (90) may be located longitudinally in the tray (10) with at least part (92) of the instrument supported on one or more instrument support members (30, 32, 36, 38, 40, 82), another part (94) may extend out of the tray via the instrument access opening (86) with a cutting edge or point of the medical instrument located in at least one instrument receiving recess (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Inventor: Chris Whelan
  • Patent number: 11213365
    Abstract: An arthrocentesis kit and method for using the kit including a procedure tray having all the necessary contents in one tray to reliably perform an arthrocentesis procedure and deliver the fluid samples to a laboratory for analysis, allowing the physician to order delivery of the tray and perform the procedure at the bedside of the patient by using the tray to simultaneously collect and send the synovial fluid collected to a laboratory for all diagnostic testing, thus enhancing the reliability of proper diagnosis thereby allowing crucial orthopedic surgeons, rheumatologists, internists, emergency room physicians and family practitioners to minimize mistakes caused by delays and mistakes attributable to not having all the arthrocentesis kit tools together and readily available for bedside or emergency room treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Inventor: Michael Angelillo
  • Patent number: 10249218
    Abstract: A tourniquet with audio instructions comprising: a tourniquet with a belt, clip, securing strap, and instruction module; a release switch can be activated when the tourniquet is put in use so that audio instructions are provided to the user for using the tourniquet. The invention can include the instruction module being carried by a holster that also carries the tourniquet. The instruction module can be activated when the tourniquet is removed from the holster, unfolded or manually actuated. The tourniquet can be retained in a holster and the instruction module is activated when the tourniquet is removed from the holster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: North American Rescue, LLC
    Inventors: Brent Bronson, Matt Cupelli
  • Patent number: 9383179
    Abstract: A firearm magazine storage rack for holding firearm magazines is provided. The rack includes a frame having opposing spaced apart side elements, each side element having a top edge, a bottom edge, a front edge and a back edge, and at least one cross piece extending between and coupling the side elements in a parallel spaced apart orientation. A shelf element extends between the side elements intermediate the bottom edges and the top edges thereof. A partition support extends between the side elements intermediate the shelf element and the top edge of the side elements, and a plurality of partition elements are adjustably received by the partition support hanging vertically and extending perpendicularly outwardly therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Inventor: Patrick Spilotro
  • Publication number: 20150129457
    Abstract: Pharmaceutical compositions for intraocular administration are described, the compositions consisting essentially of a therapeutically effective quantity of an anti-bacterial agent (such as moxifloxacin), a therapeutically effective quantity of an anti-inflammatory agent (such as triamcinolone), at least one pharmaceutically acceptable excipient and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier. Methods for fabricating the compositions and using them for intraocular administration are also described as well as pharmaceutical kits designed for administering the compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: IMPRIMIS PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Forest J. Flodin, John P. Saharek, Mark L. Baum, Richard Dilzer
  • Patent number: 9022256
    Abstract: Disclosed is a metering device for metering, in a manually-controlled manner, a light-curing material present in said metering device, the device comprising at least one reservoir which can be deformed at least in some sections thereof and in which said light-curing material is contained, as well as a metering arrangement for applying the light-curing material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Inventor: Thomas Offermann
  • Publication number: 20150014210
    Abstract: Medicine storage arrangement methods of assembly and use are described. The arrangements include a multi-chamber pill dispensing arrangement; and, a holder arrangement for an alternate medical dispenser, such a medicine dispensing pen or a syringe. Methods of assembly and use are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Robert N. Priebe, Terrance O. Noble
  • Publication number: 20150014211
    Abstract: Provided is a medical kit with all the necessary components for a medical practitioner in the office practice setting to inject a variety of anesthetics. The kits can comprise a holder, such as a box, and active pharmaceutical ingredients (API), with each API placed in a separate container in a form that is ready for injection, the API selected from the group consisting of: a. lidocaine hydrochloride and triamcinolone acetonide with or without a separate container of ammonia; b. bupivacaine hydrochloride (HCl) and lidocaine hydrochloride (HCl), and optionally one or more of triamcinolone acetonide, methylprednisolone acetate, or dexamethasone sodium; c. bupivacaine hydrochloride (HCl) and one or more of triamcinolone acetonide or methylprednisolone acetate; d. Methylprednnisolone acetate and lidocaine hydrochloride (HCl), and optionally bupivacaine hydrochloride (HCl); e. methylprednisolone acetate and lidocaine hydrochloride (HCl), and bupivacaine hydrochloride (HCl); f.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Robert Prentiss Nickell
  • Publication number: 20140291197
    Abstract: A drug suspension agent and method of making same is used for curing or preventing diseases, or adjusting the physiological function of a human or animal body by drug information without contacting the skin. The basic configuration of the drug suspension agent consists of a drug holder (1), a container (4) and a connector (5). The contents (2) are drugs having pharmacological activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventor: Mengjun Yang
  • Patent number: 8789701
    Abstract: An oral care kit includes a sachet having a ring shaped reservoir for an oral care material configured around a central opening. The sachet has a first weakened portion for forming a dispensing nozzle. The oral care kit also includes an oral care implement sized so that a portion of the oral care implement fits through the central opening. The oral care implement is configured to be used to tear the first weakened portion of the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventor: Douglas J. Hohlbein
  • Patent number: 8741596
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel smart packaging, designed using a novel material comprising a partially polar adsorbent solid base impregnated with a solution of vanillin, which allows the growth of microorganisms in different types of products to be detected visually without having to be in direct contact with the microorganism or with the medium containing same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Universidad de Zaragoza
    Inventors: M. C. Cristina NerĂ­n De La Puerta, Laura Gutierrez Bartolome, Cristina Sanchez Jarabo
  • Publication number: 20140131249
    Abstract: A cartridge for holding a suture anchor having a body, including a holder assembly adapted to releasably hold at least one suture anchor, the body having a proximal face, a passage extending from the proximal face of the body to the holder assembly, and a spool adapted to releasably wind a portion of a suture therearound is provided. A kit, including at least one suture anchor, a cartridge for holding the at least one suture anchor, and a suture may also be provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Inventor: Rickey Hart
  • Patent number: 8722356
    Abstract: A sampling system and method may use a kit that has a package enclosing a swab and a receptacle. The swab may have a shaft and a tip. The tip may be substantially made of calcium alginate. The receptacle may contain a diluent, such as sodium citrate, and glass beads. The swab may be used in an environment to sample microorganisms present on surfaces or in equipment. The kit may be used in a method of sampling and the resulting sample may be used in a method of quantitative testing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: MicroWorks, Inc.
    Inventor: Dawn E. McIver
  • Patent number: 8701890
    Abstract: A system of surgical instruments for use with at least a first implant and a second implant of the same type but different sizes is provided. The system includes a first container containing at least a first surgical instrument of a first type that is size specific and a second surgical instrument of a second type that is size specific; a second container containing at least a third surgical instrument of the first type and a fourth surgical instrument of the second type, wherein both the third and fourth instruments are of a second size that is different from the first size and that corresponds to the second implant; and a third container containing at least a fifth surgical instrument of a third type that is size independent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Depuy International Limited
    Inventors: Mario Bertazzoni, Michael Reeve, Alberto Verteramo
  • Publication number: 20140091006
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein generally relate to improved devices, systems, kits, products and methods related to topical medicament application of measured dosages. The kits and devices can single use and/or disposable for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: Anal-Gesic LLC
    Inventor: BARRY S. FOGEL
  • Publication number: 20130096610
    Abstract: In one aspect, the invention features a textured microthread that includes or is fashioned from a naturally occurring polymer and that has a surface comprising micron-scale ridges with intervening grooves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Inventors: George Pins, Shawn Carey
  • Publication number: 20130039950
    Abstract: A nasal rinse composition comprising about 54 to 90 wt. % of sodium chloride and about 10 to 46 wt. % of sodium bicarbonate, and a kit comprising a packet that contains the rinse composition and a nasal rinse dispenser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: CHURCH & DWIGHT CO., INC.
    Inventors: Yun XU, Jennifer Benson
  • Publication number: 20120318706
    Abstract: A first aid kit organized with pockets containing first aid and emergency preparedness supplies and equipment and a system for refilling. Each pocket in the kit contains supplies and equipment useful in providing initial care for a particular illness or injury and is quickly identified through textual labels and transparent elements. The pockets are connected into a strip of pockets which is folded to fit within a case. The strip of pockets is easily deployed from the case facilitating rapid and accurate identification, selection, and acquisition of items appropriate for initial care of a particular illness or injury by comprehensive visual presentation of the organizational scheme and the supplies and pieces of equipment themselves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: Genuine First Aid International Ltd.
    Inventor: Michael Holstein
  • Patent number: 8302775
    Abstract: A first aid system organized with pockets containing first aid and emergency preparedness supplies and equipment and a system for refilling. Each pocket in the kit contains supplies and equipment useful in providing initial care for a particular illness or injury and is quickly identified through textual labels and transparent elements. The pockets are connected into a strip of pockets which is folded to fit within a case. The strip of pockets is easily deployed from the case facilitating rapid and accurate identification, selection, and acquisition of items appropriate for initial care of a particular illness or injury by comprehensive visual presentation of the organizational scheme and the supplies and pieces of equipment themselves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Genuine First Aid International Ltd.
    Inventor: Michael Holstein
  • Patent number: 8297030
    Abstract: Packaged systems for implanting a marker in a patient and methods for manufacturing and using such systems. In one embodiment, a packaged system comprises an introducer having a cannula and a stylet configured to be received in the cannula, a marker in the cannula, and a package having a sterile compartment. The marker can have a casing configured to be implanted in a patient and a resonating circuit in the casing. The resonating circuit can comprise a coil configured to wirelessly transmit a target signal in response to a wirelessly transmitted excitation signal. The introducer is contained within the sterile compartment. In another embodiment, the marker is not loaded in the introducer within the compartment of the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Varian Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Seiler, Eric Hadford
  • Publication number: 20120255502
    Abstract: A method of treatment and a package that is designed to accomplish this. The package provides the pet owner with a pack containing individual doses of topically applied medications pre-packaged with an oral taste treat. The topically applied medication contains at least one pharmaceutically active ingredient selected from the group of chemical families comprising phenylpyrazoles, macrocyclic lactones, neonicotinoids, synthetic pyrethroids, insect growth regulators, amidines, semicarbazones, spinosyns, octadepsipeptides, and pyrazinoisoquinolines, or any combination thereof. The treat can be administered either before the topically applied treatment is given so as to relax and distract the pet, or after the treatment is given so as to reward the pet and help it forget the stress of treatment. The treat can also be shaped to signify the type of animal to be treated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Applicant: ALLEVA ANIMAL HEALTH LIMITED
    Inventor: Robert HOLMES
  • Publication number: 20120244182
    Abstract: The invention provides immunostimulatory compositions and methods of administration thereof. Also provided are methods of administering a tryptanthrin compound in an effective amount to enhance the immune response of a subject to an antigen. Also provided are methods of administering an effective amount of a tryptanthrin to stimulate the immune response in a subject for the treatment of cancer. Further provided are methods of administering a tryptanthrin compounds as an immunotherapeutic in the treatment of infectious diseases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Applicant: NOVARTIS VACCINES AND DIAGNOSTICS, INC.
    Inventor: Nicholas M. VALIANTE
  • Publication number: 20120195972
    Abstract: Provided by the present invention are compositions or formulations suitable for application to a patient's eyes which utilizes a topical ophthalmically-acceptable formulation comprising a therapeutically-effective amount of an ophthalmically-active antimicrobial agent, and an ophthalmically-active anti-inflammatory or steroidal agent in combination with physiologic levels of serum electrolytes in an ophthalmic formulation for the treatment of changes in the normal eye condition. The invention also includes methods of treating patient's having an ophthalmic disease, injury or disorder, utilizing the compositions or formulations. Also provided are kits comprising the compositions or formulations and a means of applying the compositions or formulation to the patient's eyes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Applicant: ISTA Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Abelson, Kirk McMullin, Angel Padilla
  • Patent number: 8186511
    Abstract: An apparatus for preparing a pharmaceutical for transient application includes a tray having a sealed compartment, a vial of an ophthalmic formulation of mitomycin-C, a diluent carrier containing sterilized water, and a syringe that are all contained together in a single package. The component parts of the apparatus are used together to reconstitute the contents of the vial with the water in the diluent carrier, and then draw the reconstituted drug into the sealed compartment of the tray by a suction force produced by the syringe. In the tray compartment, the reconstituted drug is absorbed in an absorbent pad. The tray is opened to remove the pad and the absorbed drug from the tray compartment for use of the pad in transient application of the drug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Mobius Therapeutics, LLC
    Inventor: Edward J. Timm
  • Patent number: 8167130
    Abstract: A first aid kit organized with pockets containing first aid and emergency preparedness supplies and equipment and a system for refilling. Each pocket in the kit contains supplies and equipment useful in providing initial care for a particular illness or injury and is quickly identified through textual labels and transparent elements. The pockets are connected into a strip of pockets which is folded to fit within a case. The strip of pockets is easily deployed from the case facilitating rapid and accurate identification, selection, and acquisition of items appropriate for initial care of a particular illness or injury by comprehensive visual presentation of the organizational scheme and the supplies and pieces of equipment themselves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Genuine First Aid, LLC
    Inventor: Michael Holstein
  • Patent number: 8079468
    Abstract: In order to improve a surgical screw container comprising a receiving part and a closure part mounted thereon so as to be movable, wherein the receiving part has at least two screw receptacles for accommodating at least two bone screws, wherein the closure part can be brought relative to the receiving part into at least one closure position, in which none of the screw receptacles is accessible for the introduction or removal of a bone screw, such that any loss of screws from the screw container can be practically ruled out it is suggested that the closure part can be brought from the at least one closure position into at least two removal positions, in each of which only a single screw receptacle is accessible for the introduction or removal of a single bone screw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: Aesculap AG
    Inventors: Thomas Pleil, Dieter Weisshaupt, Markus Nesper
  • Patent number: 8052673
    Abstract: A catheter assembly is disclosed comprising a catheter and a receptacle enclosing said catheter. The receptacle has a first part and a second part, which parts are foldable over each other. Further, at least one sticky adhesive area is arranged on the surface of one of the parts of the receptacle in such a way that the sticky adhesive area is covered by the other part when the receptacle is in a folded disposition, and exposed to the environment when the receptacle is in an unfolded disposition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Astra Tech AB
    Inventor: Daniel Nestenborg
  • Publication number: 20110247963
    Abstract: An assistance kit for providing a particular assistance or performing a particular procedure includes a card having first and second flaps hingedly coupled to one another such that the first and second flaps are moveable between an opened and closed position relative one another. An audio instruction unit is affixed to the card and is adapted to provide audible instructions for providing the particular assistance or performing the particular procedure, when activated by moving the first and second flaps of the card from the closed position to the opened position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2010
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Applicant: CAREFREE TRADING, INC. D/B/A CFT, INC.
    Inventor: Rick L. Stockett
  • Patent number: 8020703
    Abstract: A system comprising disposable medical devices and a packaging strip comprising a plurality of chambers containing the disposable medical devices. The strip is folded along breadthwise running fold lines to form a series of loops, each loop comprising opposing sections. The opposing sections of at least some of these loops are sealed to each other thus forming chambers between said sections. A cartridge contains such a packaging strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Hans List, Uwe Kraemer, Volker Zimmer, Steven N. Roe
  • Publication number: 20110198262
    Abstract: Package (100) comprising two depressions (101, 102) for a material. The material is stored in the first depression (10), whereas a tool (103) is stored in the second depression (102). When a cover (104) is removed, the tool makes a tipping motion, resulting in the handle of the tool projecting from the package so that the tool can be easily removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2009
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Applicant: INTERCABLE GMBH
    Inventor: Klaus Mutschlechner
  • Patent number: 7926661
    Abstract: A self-contained portable kit that provides the convenience and ability to easily carry various items of personal value, sentimental value or necessity that bring comfort to the user of the kit, or other items for a variety of uses that are specific and personal to the user. The kit contains a closable, folding wallet having a plurality of sealable containers and a pricking device removably fastened to an inner surface of the wallet for storing a variety of items or substances. A closable pocket is coupled to another inner surface of the wallet for storing a variety of items. A method for producing the self-contained portable kit is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Inventor: William Beeman
  • Publication number: 20110060277
    Abstract: Methods for treating an undesired varicose or spider vein in a venous system of a patient generally includes substantially emptying the vein of blood between its proximal end and distal end; introducing a medically acceptable adhesive into the substantially emptied vein; and applying pressure to the vein to cause the opposing side walls of the vein to be adhered together in a collapsed configuration by the adhesive. Also disclosed are kits for the treatment of undesired varicose or spider vein in a venous system of a patient. The kits include a medically acceptable adhesive; a cannula; a guide wire; and a catheter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2009
    Publication date: March 10, 2011
    Inventor: Jean-Pierre Lilley
  • Publication number: 20110040235
    Abstract: A device for the transdermal delivery of a therapeutic agent at a treatment site comprising a housing containing: a mechanical vibration element; a light source; a heating and/or cooling clement; a power source for powering said mechanical vibrational element, light source, and heating element; and an electronic control module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2009
    Publication date: February 17, 2011
    Inventor: J. Chris Castel
  • Publication number: 20110036746
    Abstract: A portable compact emergency dental kit is provided for administering first aid in cases of avulsed, loose, or broken teeth. The kit contains step-by-step instructions for rendering the first aid even by persons untrained in dentistry. The kit contains a quantity of tooth-preserving fluid for temporary retaining knocked out teeth, as well as a tube of dental filling material that sets shortly after being dispensed from the tube. A quantity of gloves, sterile gauze, antiseptic mouth rinse, ice packs and antibacterial wipes is provided in the kit holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2009
    Publication date: February 17, 2011
    Inventor: Johnny R. Bear
  • Publication number: 20100270203
    Abstract: A wound treatment system including a housing having a first compartment and a second compartment, a bandage disposed within the first compartment, and a swab disposed within the second compartment. Further, the first compartment is openable independent of the second compartment, and the second compartment is openable independent of the first compartment. The wound treatment combination and bandages provides access to both disinfecting along with treating topically as well as covering wounds and scars at nearly sterile conditions to allow optimal healing and lowering the risk of infection and contamination and scars. The variable sizes envisioned allows for treatment of both small as well as larger surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2008
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Inventor: Sitara R. Khan
  • Patent number: 7806265
    Abstract: An apparatus for preparing a pharmaceutical for transient application includes a tray having a sealed compartment, a vial of an ophthalmic formulation of mitomycin-C, a diluent carrier containing sterilized water, and a syringe that are all contained together in a single package. The component parts of the apparatus are used together to reconstitute the contents of the vial with the water in the diluent carrier, and then draw the reconstituted drug into the sealed compartment of the tray by a suction force produced by the syringe. In the tray compartment, the reconstituted drug is absorbed in an absorbent pad. The tray is opened to remove the pad and the absorbed drug from the tray compartment for use of the pad in transient application of the drug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: Mobius Therapeutics, LLC
    Inventor: Edward J. Timm
  • Patent number: 7775365
    Abstract: A prosthetic limb assistance kit that is used as a maintenance kit and carrying case for prosthetic limb users to house and have readily available necessary prosthesis supplies, which include adjustment tools, replaceable prosthesis components, socks, ointments, powders, cleaning devices, and other related items. The kit comes in a carrying case and also includes a cutout area for a umbrella-like stand, which allows for air drying of a prosthesis liner worn by an individual. The stand also allows the liner from sticking to itself when it is placed in the carrying case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Inventor: Robert More
  • Publication number: 20100198166
    Abstract: A medical system 10 may include a fluid basin 100, a medical skin applicator, an aspirator instrument, gauze pads 400, sponges 500 and medicinal container 600. Each may be stored within the fluid basin 100 during transport of the medical system 10.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2009
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Applicant: Tyco Healthcare Group LP
    Inventors: Mark J. Callahan, Steven A. Holley
  • Patent number: 7673754
    Abstract: A sterile, compact packaging is provided to present components in order of preferred or required use in a medical procedure. Pockets are arranged along one or more end sections of the packaging, and an absorbent material is at least partially adhered to the moisture proof sheet at a workspace thereon. Components are placed in the pockets in order of use, and the packaging is folded up. The folded packaging is sealed in a gas-permeable pouch, which maintains the components in a sterile condition until use. In use, the packaging is unfolded to expose the medical components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2010
    Assignee: Aplicare, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce H. Wilson, Jr., Philip Justin Hamrock, Joan Marie Lang, Steven D. Kimmell, Gregory Robert Art
  • Publication number: 20100038280
    Abstract: A package for a diffusion device including more than one device layer and at least one reservoir containing a therapeutic agent, the package including at least one packaging layer, and at least one sealing surface disposed along one or more edges of the at least one packaging layer. The package is characterized in that the sealing surface engages one of a device layer or another packaging layer to form the package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2008
    Publication date: February 18, 2010
    Inventors: Amie B. Franklin, Olivier B. Postel
  • Publication number: 20100040703
    Abstract: The present invention relates to uses, compositions, devices, and methods involving the utilisation of nitric oxide to hinder, impede, inhibit, or prevent transmission of infectious viral particles to host cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2009
    Publication date: February 18, 2010
    Inventors: Chris MILLER, Bruce MURRAY, Gilly REGEV-SHOSHANI
  • Publication number: 20090318962
    Abstract: Materials and Methods for immobilizing bioactive molecules, stem and other precursor cells, and other agents of therapeutic value in surgical sutures and other tissue scaffold devices are described herein. Broadly drawn to the integration and incorporation of bioactive materials into suture constructs, tissue scaffolds and medical devices, the present invention has particular utility in the development of novel systems that enable medical personnel performing surgical and other medical procedures to utilize and subsequently reintroduce bioactive materials extracted from a patient (or their allogenic equivalents) to a wound or target surgical site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2009
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Applicant: BIOACTIVE SURGICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Richard H. SPEDDEN, Laura J. PINGEL, Lew C. SCHON
  • Publication number: 20090240214
    Abstract: The present invention includes a system and method for wetting a catheter. The wetting system can include a catheter container, a fluid packet, and a catheter. The fluid packet and catheter container are adapted and configured to require opening the packet and moving the container to wet the catheter. The method includes opening the packet and moving the container to wet the catheter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2008
    Publication date: September 24, 2009
    Inventors: Anthony J. Conway, Richard D. Fryer, JR.
  • Patent number: 7578391
    Abstract: To provide a medical kit capable of housing a medical instrument and a medicinal solution together, whose manufacturing is easy. In a medical kit (1) provided with a medical instrument housing portion (2) housing a medical instrument and sealed with a covering material (7), and a medicinal solution housing portion (4) housing a medicinal solution and sealed with a covering material (9), a medical kit (1) is of a constitution consisting of the medical instrument housing portion (2) and the medicinal solution housing portion (4) being detachably fitted, a mounting portion (3) preferably being formed in a flange portion (5) of the medical instrument housing portion (2) where the medicinal solution housing portion (4) can be detachably fitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2009
    Assignee: Aglis Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20090187199
    Abstract: Disclosed are compositions, methods, and kits for joining together non-conjoined lumens in a patient's body including vascular lumens. More particularly, in various aspects, this invention provides compositions, methods, and kits for joining such non-conjoined lumens, including small lumens typically requiring microsurgical technique.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Publication date: July 23, 2009
    Inventors: Geoffrey C. Gurtner, Gerald G. Fuller, Michael T. Longaker, Jayakumar Rajadas, Gordon Saul, C. Travis Rappleye, Evgenia Mandrusov
  • Publication number: 20090184026
    Abstract: A pain management kit for the administration of medication and a related method of use is disclosed. The pain management kit includes the primary medical supplies for performing a continuous nerve block procedure, preferably in a single, sterile container. Specifically, the kit may contain medical supplies to create a sterile field, perform a local anesthetic procedure and to perform a continuous nerve block procedure. Preferably, the contents of the kit are arranged in the general order of their use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2009
    Publication date: July 23, 2009
    Applicant: I-FLOW Corporation
    Inventors: Roger Dillard Massengale, Robert B. Keahey
  • Publication number: 20090176194
    Abstract: A simplified method for adhering a prosthetic device to tooth structure using a single-part light-curable self-adhering cement composition. The method includes adhering a bonding surface of the prosthetic device to tooth structure directly using a light-curable single-part self-adhering cement composition without first treating the tooth structure and the bonding surface of the prosthetic device with a primer/adhesive, and photo-curing the cement composition. The light-curable single-part self-adhering cement composition comprises: (i) at least one acidic polymerizable monomer having at least one acidic moiety and at least one ethylenically unsaturated group, (ii) at least one non-acidic polymerizable monomer having at least one ethylenically unsaturated group, (iii) at least one photo-initiator, and (iv) at least one filler. The weight ratio of component (i) to component (ii) ranges from about 0.5:99.5 to about 70:30.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2008
    Publication date: July 9, 2009
    Applicant: KERR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Xuejun Qian
  • Publication number: 20090171399
    Abstract: A bone plate is described which is adapted for use in situ to fix a spatial relationship of at least two bone parts. The bone plate has at least one pair of the bone screw apertures that are adjoined by a relief-space contiguous with the open space of the screw apertures themselves. An adjoined aperture pair forms a complex aperture and has a center-to-center distance d of the apertures along an axis running through the centers of the apertures. The center-to-center distance d is equal to or greater than the sum of the radii (r1+r2) of the heads of the individual bone screw used with the aperture pair.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2009
    Publication date: July 2, 2009
    Applicant: PRECIMED, S.A.
    Inventors: Patrick White, Steve Forbes, Gary Thau
  • Publication number: 20090159086
    Abstract: A cricothyrotomy syringe has a hollow body, a needle connector at an end of the body, an aperture at an opposite end of the body, a plunger in the aperture, the plunger having a seal that forms a liquid tight seal with an inner surface of the body and the plunger moveable within the body between an extended position and a compressed position and a ventilator adaptor extending from a side of the body, where an interior of the ventilator adaptor is in fluid communication with an interior of the body when the plunger is in the extended position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Publication date: June 25, 2009
    Applicant: MASSACHUSETTS EYE & EAR INFIRMARY
    Inventors: Christopher J. Hartnick, Michael Cunningham
  • Publication number: 20090149527
    Abstract: A packaged kit for treating keratosis obturans includes a plurality of ear needles having different shaped absorbent applicators on distal ends of the needles, a vial of a single dose of an otologic formulation of mitomycin-C, and a diluent carrier syringe containing sterilized water. The component parts of the kit are used together to reconstitute the contents of the vial with the water in the diluent carrier syringe. A selected one of the plurality of ear needles is then communicated with the syringe. The syringe and needle are then used to inject the reconstituted drug into the absorbent pad at the end of the needle, and the absorbent pad containing the drug is used to apply the drug to the surface of the external ear canal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2009
    Publication date: June 11, 2009
    Applicant: MOBIUS THERAPEUTICS, LLC
    Inventor: Edward J. Timm