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Therapeutic material introduced or removed from natural body orifice

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604 - Surgery

604019000 - MEANS FOR INTRODUCING OR REMOVING MATERIAL FROM BODY FOR THERAPEUTIC PURPOSES (E.G., MEDICATING, IRRIGATING, ASPIRATING, ETC.)

604048000 - Treating material introduced into or removed from body orifice, or inserted or removed subcutaneously other than by diffusing through skin

604500000 - Method

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
604515000 To or from the female reproductory tract 20
604516000 To or from the intestines through nasal or esophagal conduit 18
604517000 To or from the urogenital system 16
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20130030411NON-INVASIVE SYSTEMS, DEVICES, AND METHODS FOR SELECTIVE BRAIN COOLING - Methods, systems, and devices are disclosed for providing selective and non-selective cooling and warming of a patient. Multiple embodiments of devices are disclosed for performing rapid induction and maintenance of therapeutic hypothermia either in a hospital setting or in the field so that hypothermic treatment can be quickly instituted before significant tissue damage occurs. Methods are also disclosed for targeting brain cooling by irrigating the upper airway, aerodigestive tract, and/or more generalized cooling by irrigating the esophagus and/or stomach.01-31-2013
20100010471MEDICATION APPLICATOR DEVICE - A device for inserting medication into a cavity of a body comprising a syringe having a barrel member and a plunger, the plunger having an end for movable interaction with the barrel member, the end comprising a seat configured to allow seating of the medication therein.01-14-2010
20110196341DEFLATION INDICATOR FOR A MEDICAL DEVICE BOLSTER - A deflation indicator system for visually indicating an inflation status of a balloon-type or other inflatable internal bolster of a medical device is disclosed. The indicator system enables an observer to ascertain from an external vantage point whether the internal bolster of the indwelling device is inflated. In one embodiment, the medical device comprises an elongate body defining a lumen, and an inflatable internal bolster for securing a portion of the medical device within the patient. A deflation indicator is also disclosed, including a flexible membrane in fluid communication with the internal bolster. The membrane is included in an external portion of the medical device. The membrane assumes a first concavely-shaped position when the internal bolster is deflated. Correspondingly, the membrane assumes a second convexly-shaped position when the internal bolster is inflated. The positions of the membrane are externally observable to indicate the inflation status of the internal bolster.08-11-2011
20090124999DUAL LUMEN CATHETER AND METHOD FOR MINIMALLY INVASIVE ENDOLUMINAL SURGERY - A duel lumen catheter is provided for use in minimally invasive surgery. The catheter generally includes a first tube defining an operative lumen and a second tube terminating proximally of the first tube and defining an inflation lumen. In one embodiment, the first and second tubes are concentric. In an alternative embodiment, the first and second tubes are separate and extend parallel to each other. The first and second tubes are provided with inflation ports adjacent their respective distal ends. There is also provided a method for performing minimally invasive surgery by inserting the catheter through the esophagus of a patient, insufflating the stomach and performing a surgical operation through the catheter and external to the stomach.05-14-2009
20130085475Medicated And Flavored Pacifier - A pacifier for administering medicine comprising: a ring; a nipple, where the nipple connects to the ring; a shield surrounds the nipple, where the shield abuts a connecting ring; a threaded ring extending from the shield and connects to the connecting ring; an opening within the threaded ring for the insertion of liquid medicine; and a hole at the tip of the nipple that allows for the passage of the medicine from the nipple for administration to an infant user. In one exemplary embodiment, a flavoring covers the surface of the nipple. The nipple may hold a predetermined amount of medicine.04-04-2013
20130085476SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DELIVERY OF A THERAPEUTIC AGENT TO THE INNER EAR - Embodiments of the invention provide systems and methods for delivering therapeutic compositions to the inner-ear to treat inner-ear disorders. An embodiment of such a system comprises a sheath for insertion into the auditory canal and a cannula which can be inserted through the sheath. The cannula can include a tip for piercing the tympanic membrane and delivering the composition to an inner-ear tissue surface. The system may also include a therapeutic composition comprising a therapeutic agent and a thixotropic material which allows the composition to be delivered (e.g., by injection) through the cannula in liquid form and transition to gel-form once delivered to the tissue surface. A method for using the system comprises introducing the sheath into the ear, introducing the cannula through the sheath to pierce the tympanic membrane and position the tip adjacent an inner-ear tissue surface; and delivering the composition through the cannula to adhere to the tissue surface.04-04-2013
20130079749Modular Drug Delivery System for Minimizing Trauma During and After Insertion of a Cochlear Lead - A modular capsule includes a first therapeutic agent having a first solubility in biological fluids in an implanted environment and a second therapeutic agent having a second lower solubility in the biological fluids. The modular capsule is configured such that dissolution of the first therapeutic agent increases a rate of dissolution of the second therapeutic agent.03-28-2013
20130079750APPARATUSES AND METHODS FOR MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION - A method of delivering medication to a patient includes inserting a medication administration device into a rectum of the patient, inflating a balloon of the medication administration device to retain the medication administration device in the rectum, delivering a first dose of a medication through the medication administration device such that the first dose of medication is applied to a distal portion of the rectum, delivering a second dose of a medication through the medication administration device such that the second dose of medication is applied to the distal portion of the rectum, and leaving the medication administration device in the rectum until it is dislodged for defecation. The first and second doses are delivered without removing the medication administration device from the rectum between doses.03-28-2013
20110004194DEVICE AND METHODS FOR TREATING PARANASAL SINUS CONDITIONS - Described here are paranasal sinus devices for treating paranasal sinus conditions. The devices include a cavity member, ostial member, and nasal portion. One or more of the cavity member, ostial member, and nasal portion may deliver an active agent for sustained release to treat the paranasal sinus condition. Exemplary paranasal sinus conditions are sinus inflammation due to functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) and rhinosinusitis.01-06-2011
20130090628DEVICE AND METHOD FOR ADMINISTERING MEDICINE - A device for administering medicine to a person includes a housing that supports an edible carrier. An element is disposed within the edible carrier for forming a recess within the edible carrier when the element and edible carrier are separated. The method includes the steps of forming the recess within the edible carrier, placing medicine within the recess, and administering the edible carrier and medicine combination to the recipient. The edible carrier provides lubrication and a pleasant taste to the person receiving the medicine. The housing may be in the form a spoon with the edible carrier sealed to the spoon.04-11-2013
20130090627ORAL TRANSMUCOSAL DRUG DELIVERY DEVICE - A drug delivery device 04-11-2013
20110015613Medical Blocking Tool - A medical blocking tool includes a core section and a swelling section provided around the core section. The core section reinforces the swelling section. The swelling section is formed of a swelling material which swells (expands) by absorbing a liquid so that the volume of the swelling section increases. The swelling section is adapted to swell until a bronchial tube is blocked while coming into close contact with the inner wall of the bronchial tube at a portion to be blocked (a blocking target portion) in the bronchial tube.01-20-2011
20110015612IMPLANTABLE DEVICES FOR TREATMENT OF SINUSITIS - Devices, methods and kits which, when installed or used, urge or maintain patency of sinus ostia, such as the ostium between a nasal passageway and a maxillary sinus, while maintaining some function of cilia extending within or near the ostium. In various examples, the devices comprise a first portion, a second medial portion including a partially open cross-sectional configuration, and a third portion including one or more flexible and outwardly-biased projections. The partially open cross-sectional configuration can maintain a track of uncovered cilia within and near the ostium. In some examples, the devices can include an asymmetric body configuration. In some examples, the first portion includes a U-shaped configuration and the third portion includes at least two flexible and outwardly-biased projections. In some examples, the first, second or third portion includes a medication for delivery into sinus tissues.01-20-2011
20130060235PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF USE - The present invention provides a pharmaceutical composition comprising a chemical compound or a herb extract or the combination having at least one of the activities of antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-allergy, anti-cancer, promoting membrane healing or immunomodulating, for the treatment and prevention of a disease of a mammal. The pharmaceutical composition is to be delivered into the hard-to-reach sinuses of a mammal by using a unique sinonasal delivery device. The invented method of treating a mammal disease reduces infectious and inflammation without causing antibiotic resistance or clinical significant adverse events.03-07-2013
20120226261Intramammary Injection Device - In various embodiments, the present disclosure provides an injection system for injecting a fluidic treatment substance into an orifice of an animal. In various implementations the system comprises a treatment cartridge having a hollow body that is structured and operable to retain a treatment substance within the hollow body. The system further comprises a plunger assembly structured and operable to removably retain the treatment cartridge and controllably dispense the treatment substance from the treatment cartridge. In various implementations the injection system can additionally include an injection site cleaning adaptor that is removably connectable to the treatment cartridge and is structured and operable to clean a site in which the treatment substance is to be injected.09-06-2012
20130066297SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CLEANING BODY CAVITIES AND FOR ENDOSCOPIC STEERING - Systems and methods for cleaning body cavities are presented. Described embodiments include systems for cleaning feces from the lower GI tract. Also provided are systems for steering such a cleaning system, also useful for steering an endoscope or other tool inserted into a body.03-14-2013
20080300575Anal ointment applicator - Medicinal applicator suitable for delivering medicinal material in a measured dose and concentration to a body cavity, having an elongate support body with an external surface and a blunt distal end to facilitate insertion into a body cavity and a support element receiving zone located towards the distal end for receiving the support element. The support element receiving zone is configured to receive a correspondingly shaped support element for carrying medicinal material, whereby upon insertion of the elongate body into the body cavity, medicinal material supported on the support element located in the receiving zone is released to a desired location within the cavity.12-04-2008
20110282324Multi-Chamber Therapeutic Cell Applicator Instrument - A surgical device comprises a housing, a plurality of media reservoirs, an end effector, and a pumping device. Each media reservoir is configured to receive at least one component of a tissue repair composition. The end effector is configured for insertion into a lumen to deliver a tissue repair composition into that lumen. The end effector has at least one fluid conduit and at least one orifice in communication with the fluid conduit. The pumping device is operable to urge a tissue repair composition comprising at least a portion of the contents of the plurality of media reservoirs through the fluid conduit of the end effector such that the tissue repair composition is expelled from the at least one orifice. The media reservoirs may contain medical fluid components such as viable cells and scaffold material to repair a fistula or address some other condition in a patient.11-17-2011
20100249752Pressure-controlled balloon catheter - An anal probe for use in connection with anal irrigation is provided. The probe comprises a tip part and shaft part, which may be separate from each other or one integral part. The probe is provided with retention means, which together with the tip part and the shaft part define a lumen. The probe is further provided with a pressure-sensitive valve. The probe has two configurations, a first configuration in which the inlet to the tip channel is closed and a second configuration in which the inlet is opened. The transition between the first configuration and the second configuration is controlled by the pressure-sensitive valve. During use, irrigation fluid will be pumped into the lumen and the inlet to the tip channel will be opened.09-30-2010
20100249751Device for administering a dose of an analgesic liquid to an infant - A disposable article of manufacture, adapted for use by an infant to provide an analgesic effect, comprises: 09-30-2010
20090198216FRONTAL SINUS SPACER - Substance delivering spacer devices may comprise expandable reservoirs that are implantable in paranasal sinuses and other cavities, openings and passageways of the body to maintain patency and to provide sustained local delivery of a therapeutic or diagnostic substance. Delivery apparatus including elongate tubular members as well as shapeable distal portions and atraumatic tips are provided. Also provided are sinus penetrator devices and systems for performing ethmoidotomy procedures or for creating other openings in the walls of paranasal sinuses or other anatomical structures.08-06-2009
20120289934Suction Sequences for a Breastpump - A breastpump is provided with one or more novel suction sequences. which are considered to produce advantageous particularized results. Such sequences include a suction method for increased milk production and an improved suction method in general.11-15-2012
20110301572MEDICATION DELIVERY DEVICE - An ear medication delivery device for delivering a treatment liquid and retaining the treatment liquid within an ear canal of a patient including a unitary, one piece earplug formed of a soft resilient material including an ear canal engaging portion and an external portion and defining a single internal passage therethrough. The external portion includes a major disk and an annular medication applicator receiving portion in fluid communication with the internal passage. The ear canal engaging portion includes at least two minor disks of progressively different size extending outwardly in a generally radial direction. The ear canal engaging portion defines a molded resilient valve unitary with the earplug that is shiftable from a closed position to an open position in either direction under a preselected fluid pressure and that resiliently returns to the closed position below the preselected fluid pressure.12-08-2011
20110295233METHODS FOR OCCLUDING BODILY VESSELS - Described are methods, devices, and systems for occluding or ablating vascular vessels. Noninvasive procedures can be used to occlude and obliterate the greater saphenous vein, for example in the treatment of varicose vein condition caused by venous valve insufficiency. Further described is the cooperative use of an angiogenic remodelable material with one or more sclerosing agents to cause closure of a targeted bodily vessel.12-01-2011
20120191068Methods for Sustained Treatment of Bladder Pain and Irritative Voiding - Method are provided for treating a patient having bladder pain and/or irritative voiding symptoms. The method includes administering to the patient's bladder lidocaine or another anesthetic agent continuously over a treatment period of 24 hours or more in an amount effective to achieve a therapeutic effect which is sustained beyond the end of the treatment period.07-26-2012
20090099546APPARATUSES AND METHODS FOR MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION - Apparatuses and methods for medication administration via a body cavity. In one aspect, a medication administration device includes: a tip portion having a plurality of holes and a balloon defining a balloon cavity. When the balloon is deflated the tip portion can be inserted into a body cavity, such as rectum, to allow medication delivery through the holes in the tip portion. When inflated, the balloon can prevent the tip portion from being withdrawn from the body cavity and/or hold dispersed medication within the body cavity. The device further includes a port portion that has a first port and a second port, and an elongated tubular portion that is coupled between the tip portion and the port portion. The tubular portion has a first lumen connecting the first port to the plurality of holes in the tip portion, and a second lumen connecting the second port to the balloon cavity.04-16-2009
20100280490Diameter-controlled Balloon Catheter - A probe for use in connection with anal irrigation is provided. The probe may be used for irrigating the rectum, the urethra, the vagina or a stoma. The probe comprises a tip part and shaft part and a balloon. The probe has two configurations, a first configuration in which the inlet to the tip channel is closed and a second configuration in which the inlet is opened. In use irrigation fluid will be pumped into the lumen and the tip part or a sleeve will move longitudinally with respect to the shaft part thereby moving the probe from a first configuration to a second configuration. Thus in use, the user pumps irrigation liquid into the probe and just continues pumping as the control of the movement in the probe provides for the inflation of the balloon to the desired degree as well as for pumping liquid into the opening to be irrigated.11-04-2010
20100274224LACRIMAL IMPLANT BODY INCLUDING COMFORTING AGENT - Lacrimal implants for treating ocular diseases are disclosed. More particularly, lacrimal punctal plugs, methods of making such plugs, and methods of treating ocular diseases using such plugs are disclosed.10-28-2010
20080208168Method & apparatus for pressurizing a body cavity for diagnostic and rehabilitative purposes - A method and apparatus for both the diagnostic measurement and therapeutic treatment of a body cavity. According to one form of the method of the invention, a fluid (liquid or gas) under pressure is introduced into a selected body cavity while monitoring the pressure or flow of the fluid (liquid or gas) into the cavity. Following pressurization of the body cavity, fluid (liquid or gas) inflow and outflow data is collected and analyzed. The data collected is used to draw various conclusions about the biomechanical properties of the body cavity and the organ in which it is present, and also to draw conclusions about presence or absence of disease as well as the character of disease. According to another method of the invention a fluid (liquid or gas) is controllably infused into the body cavity to controllably expand the body cavity for purposes of therapeutic treatment.08-28-2008
20090299329COLD TREATMENT - The invention relates to a method of reducing or ameliorating one or more symptoms of a cold or flu in a subject, comprising the steps of providing a source of water vapour, manipulating the subject's nose to occlude one nasal passageway, inhaling the water vapour through the remaining nasal passageway, and exhaling.12-03-2009
20110208161INTRACOCHLEAR DRUG DELIVERY TO THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM - The present invention is directed to method and system for delivery of brain-targeted drugs to the cerebrospinal fluid via the perilymphatic fluid of the inner ear. The system utilizes the passage of cochlear aqueduct as a drug delivery route from the inner ear to the subarachnoid space of the brain. The delivery system includes an otological conduit which enables transfer of drugs from the auditory ear canal to the inner ear and a wearable dispenser for supplying drugs to the otological conduit. The drug composition comprises a suspension of solid lipid nanoparticles (SLN) which facilitate delivery through the cochlear aqueduct. Employing aspects of present invention, a method and system for treating chronic pain is described.08-25-2011
20130218132Methods and Articles for Preventing or Reducing Risk of Developing a Hyperallergenic Immune System - Infant pacifiers, compositions, and methods of use thereof, for preventing or reducing risk of developing a hyperallergenic immune system or allergic condition are provided.08-22-2013
20080215036Atraumatic Occlusion Balloons and Skirts, and Methods of Use Thereof - One aspect of the present invention relates to catheters that can be placed in or around bodily conduits to occlude or widen a biological lumen without imparting significant trauma to the lumen. In certain embodiments, the invention particularly relates to the use of a polymer composition which can be made to gel upon insertion into said balloon or skirt. In certain embodiments, the inflating viscous polymer composition is a liquid at room temperature and a gel at mammalian physiological temperature. In certain embodiments, the inflating viscous polymer composition comprises an optionally purified inverse thermosensitive polymer.09-04-2008
20120296315Reusable Intravaginal Delivery Device, System, and Method - The present disclosure is directed to a system, device and methods for treating or preventing genital tract infection. The system includes a point-of-use recharge kit having a first reusable intravaginal delivery device (RIDD11-22-2012
20080287912Method, Device And Formulation For The Treatment Of Nail Disorders - An improved method, device and formulation for the treatment of nail disorders characterized by de-lamination, thickening or crumbling of the nails. The invention consists of a tubular proboscis (11-20-2008
20100280491Irrigation system - An irrigation system for irrigation of a body cavity, the system comprising a reservoir with an inlet for pouring liquid into the reservoir, an insertion member defining an insertion end for insertion into a body cavity through a body opening of a human being, the insertion member defining at least one opening, and a liquid tube fluidly connecting the reservoir with the insertion member, wherein the reservoir comprises front and rear walls formed of flexible, non-elastic polymer material, said walls having edges sealed together, and the reservoir comprises an upper liquid chamber and a lower liquid chamber, the two chambers being separated by a first one-way valve.11-04-2010
20100280489WASTE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - A waste management system includes a waste transport device and a waste collection device. The waste management system may include a securement device for maintaining the position of the waste transport device following insertion. The waste transport device may include a modular medication delivery apparatus with a disposable delivery device for delivering medication to the patient following insertion of the waste transport device.11-04-2010
20090221987Portable sinus and throat cleansing system and method - The present invention is generally directed to a system and method for cleansing mucus and in particular, removing mucus from the nasal cavity, mouth, and throat. The sinus and throat cleansing kit includes packets of dry saline, packets of dry salt, a spoon for mixing the dry saline and dry salt with water to produce a saline solution and salt solution, a pot for pouring the saline solution into a nostril of the user cleansing a nasal cavity of mucus, a container lid for pouring the salt solution into the mouth of the user cleansing a mouth and throat of mucus, and a container for collecting saline solution, salt solution, and mucus. The sinus and throat cleansing kit provides a clean and portable way to remove mucus, bacteria, and other viruses of the throat.09-03-2009
20090221988DEVICE AND METHOD FOR TREATMENT OF SINUSITIS - A method for treating a natural drainage passageway in a subject includes forming a cannulated artificial passageway into a subject's sinus cavity through the canine fossa region with a piercing member, the piercing member containing a hollow cannula thereon, the cannula comprising an elongate flexible member having a lumen passing therethrough. The piercing member is removed so as to leave the cannula in place. A balloon dilation catheter is then advanced within the lumen of the cannula so as to place the dilation balloon at least partially across the natural drainage passage in the sinus cavity. The dilation balloon is dilated so as to at least partially expand the natural drainage passageway.09-03-2009
20100152703System and method of efficacious body cavity washing - Systems and methods of efficaciously washing body cavities, specifically including the nasal cavity wherein a fluid flow is governed in at least one of degree and direction of issuance. Governing of the degree of fluid flow can involve an applicator that is affixable to a fluid source, wherein the applicator can variably constrain the degree of fluid flow being issued. Governing of the direction of issuance can involve the applicator, when affixed to the fluid source, issuing the fluid flow in a specific direction, relative to the fluid source, and an indicator of the fluid source's general orientation relative to vertical.06-17-2010
20090048579METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISPENSING A COMPOSITION - A pharmaceutical dispenser including a tube having an open end and a space filled with a composition, and an applicator including a first end removably coupled to the open end of the tube and a longitudinal portion with at least one aperture is described. The dispenser can also include a removable cover extending longitudinally and having a bore surrounding the longitudinal portion of the applicator. The composition may be an anal medication. A single dosage unit of the composition is usually contained in the tube, and the tube, applicator, and cover are disposable after use. Methods of using the dispenser include squeezing the tube, allowing the composition to exit the aperture of the applicator, and applying the composition to a target area.02-19-2009
20110112512DEVICES AND METHODS FOR TREATING MAXILLARY SINUS DISEASE - Devices and methods are described for improving drainage and/or aeration of maxillary sinuses and for treating maxillary sinus disease. Spacer devices are implanted through natural or man-made openings in the maxillary sinus. In some embodiments, the spacer device is loaded with a therapeutic substance which then exits the device over a desired time period to treat maxillary sinus disease.05-12-2011
20100114066IMPLANTABLE DEVICES AND METHODS FOR DELIVERING DRUGS AND OTHER SUBSTANCES TO TREAT SINUSITIS AND OTHER DISORDERS - Implantable devices and methods for delivering drugs and other substances to locations within the body of a human or animal subject to treat or diagnose sinusitis and a variety of other disorders. The invention includes implantable substance delivery devices that comprise reservoirs and barriers that control the rate at which substances pass out of the reservoirs. The delivery devices may be advanced into the body using guidewires, catheters, ports, introducers and other access apparatus. In some embodiments the delivery devices may be loaded with one or more desired substance before their introduction into the body. In other embodiments the delivery devices are loaded and/or reloaded with a desired substance after the delivery device has been introduced into the body.05-06-2010
20110028938METHODS AND DEVICES FOR TREATMENT OF MIGRAINES - Methods for treating a migraine by cooling a patient's nasopharyngeal cavity are described. In one method, a cooling assembly is inserted into a nasal cavity through a patient's nostril. The cooling assembly includes a flexible balloon defining a chamber and a first elongate tubular member having a lumen in fluid communication with the chamber. A liquid having a temperature between about −20° C. and about 37° C. is infused through the lumen of the first elongate tubular member into the chamber, wherein the flexible balloon expands to place it in contact with the nasal cavity. In another method, an elongate member having a plurality of ports is inserted into the nasal cavity. A perfluorocarbon spray and a gas are then delivered onto a surface of the nasal cavity through the plurality of ports.02-03-2011
20120143168IRRIGATION DEVICE AND METHOD OF USING THE DEVICE - An irrigation device that includes a reservoir for an irrigating liquid, a catheter in liquid communication with the reservoir, a fixation member for fixation of the catheter and a control unit. The control unit is arranged for in a first position transferring the irrigation liquid to the fixation member and in a second position transferring the irrigation liquid to the catheter. Thereby is provided a simple, inexpensive and essentially maintenance free device which can be used for administrating an irrigation liquid, and which at the same time comprises a fixation member that will not be expelled from the body cavity by e.g. a peristaltic reflex, during use.06-07-2012
20100198191METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR TREATING TARGET TISSUE WITHIN THE EUSTACHIAN TUBE - Methods and systems for accessing a Eustachian tube of a patient are disclosed. The system includes a guide configured for passing into a nasal passage of the patient to position a distal tip of the catheter at or near a Eustachian tube, the guide having a distal tip with a bend having an angle between 30 and 90 degrees; and a guidewire configured to pass through the guide into the Eustachian tube. A device for providing therapy to the Eustachian tube is passed through the guide.08-05-2010
20110087192TRANSMUCOSAL DRUG DELIVERY DEVICE AND METHOD INCLUDING CHEMICAL PERMEATION ENHANCERS - Devices and methods are provided for transmucosal drug delivery. The transmucosal drug delivery device may include a housing configured for intralumenal deployment, such as intravaginally, into a human or animal subject; a drug-dispensing portion which contains at least one drug, the drug-dispensing portion being configured to dispense the drug from the housing by positive displacement; and a permeability enhancer-dispensing portion configured to release or generate a permeability enhancing substance to disrupt at least one region of a mucosal barrier adjacent to the housing at a selected time while intralumenally deployed in the human or animal subject. The device may be operable to dispense the drug from the housing to a region of the mucosal barrier disrupted by the permeability enhancing substance.04-14-2011
20110087194High Flow Volume Nasal Irrigation Device and Method for Alternating Pulsatile and Continuous Fluid Flow - A high flow volume nasal irrigation device for alternating pulsatile and continuous fluid flow includes a segmented dip tube with a free end extending inside a squeeze bottle configured to convey a liquid under an elevated chamber pressure from a reservoir therein to a lower pressure outside the bottle. The device also includes an elastic segment at the free end of the tube configured to oscillate about a bending in the segment in response to a differential pressure between an internal pressure and the chamber pressure, the segment having an elastic restoring force in opposition to the bending. The disclosed device further includes a pulsatile portion of the elastic segment configured to close at the segment bending and to reopen under the elastic restoring force and to thus generate a periodic pulsatile fluid flow through the tube with a period corresponding to the elastic segment oscillation.04-14-2011
20090312745SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TRANSNASAL DILATION OF PASSAGEWAYS IN THE EAR, NOSE OR THROAT - A dilation catheter device and system for dilating an opening in a paranasal sinus and/or other passageways within the ear, nose or throat is disclosed. A dilation catheter device and system is constructed in a manner that facilitates ease of use by the operator and, in at least some cases, allows the dilation procedure to be performed by a single operator. Additionally, the dilation catheter device and system may be useable in conjunction with an endoscope and/or a fluoroscope to provide for easy manipulation and positioning of the devices and real time visualization of the entire procedure or selected portions thereof. In some embodiments, shaft markers are disposed on a shaft of the dilation catheter and have a light color to contrast with a dark color of the dilation catheter shaft. The high contrast between the markers and catheter shaft allows for easy viewing of the markers in low light and operation conditions.12-17-2009
20110087193Gravity Feeding Device - A gravity fed infant feeding device is disclosed. The gravity feeding device may have a cover with a through hole that allows liquid nutrients within the infant feeding device to be fed to an infant by way of gravity. If the infant feeding device clogs up, then either an integrated pump or a separate pump may be applied to the infant feeding device to increase pressure and push out the clog from the system. the through hole may be covered with a hydrophobic filter to allow air to pass there through and allow the feeding of the infant by way of gravity yet liquid nutrients within the infant feeding device cannot escape or be contaminated during use.04-14-2011
20090048580INDEPENDENTLY-MANUFACTURED DRUG DELIVERY MODULE AND CORRESPONDING RECEPTACLE - A drug delivery system for an implantable medical device and methods for making and using the same. Embodiments include a housing of an implantable component of the medical device and one or more at least quasi-solid drug-delivery modules that retain an at least quasi-solid state if not a solid state. The drug-delivery modules and component housing are physically distinct, and as such, may be manufactured independently of each other. The independently-manufacturable drug delivery modules each carry a drug, while the component housing has an exterior surface with one or more recesses formed therein. Associated module(s) and recess(es) are correspondingly dimensioned so that each module may be securely retained within an associated recess via, for example, an interference fit such as by physical interlocking or by friction fit. When so retained in a housing recess, the drug-delivery module and surrounding exterior surface of the housing form a contiguous component surface.02-19-2009
20110152838Devices for Delivering a Medicament and Methods for Ameliorating Pain - A device for delivering a medicament to a patient in need thereof includes: (a) an injector including a first end configured to remain outside a nasal passage of the patient and a second end configured for entry into the nasal passage of the patient, wherein the injector is moveable between a storage position and an engaging position; and (b) an introducer configured for engagement with a nostril of the patient, wherein the introducer includes a passageway configured for slidably receiving the injector, and wherein the introducer includes a curvature along a portion thereof adjacent to the passageway. Methods for ameliorating pain in a patient include (a) introducing the injector through the nasal passage of the patient into a region substantially medial and/or posterior and/or inferior to a sphenopalatine ganglion of the patient; and (b) delivering a medicament from the injector superiorly and/or laterally and/or anteriorly towards the sphenopalatine ganglion.06-23-2011
20100063473DEVICE FOR THE ORAL APPLICATION OF A SUBSTANCE - A device for oral application of a substance, comprising an inner tube surrounding a first volume an outer tube surrounding a second volume, the second volume comprising a cavity section adjoining an inlet opening of the outer tube being adapted for containing the substance, a separation area arranged in the second volume, the separation area adjoining the cavity section and the first volume, and a selective connecting passage between the cavity section and a pressure compensation space to selectively enable a flow of the substance from the cavity section though the first volume. A kit-of-parts, comprises the inventive device a predefined amount of a substance being contained in a receptacle or the cavity section, and instructions for the use of the substance. Methods for filling the inventive device as well as to a method for oral application using the inventive device are provided.03-11-2010
20100130960Method for intranasal administration of a pharmaceutical composition - Please insert the attached Abstract provided herewith on a separate sheet after the claims. The present invention pertains to a method for administering a predetermined amount of a pharmaceutical composition to an animal comprising the steps of taking a cannula suitable for insertion into a nasal cavity of the animal, slidably connecting the cannula to a delivery device which is suitable for holding the pharmaceutical composition, inserting the cannula via a nostril into the nasal cavity such that a peripheral line of the cannula is contiguous with a circumferential line of the nostril, actuating the delivery device to force the said amount of the pharmaceutical composition through the cannula into the nasal cavity, retracting the cannula from the nasal cavity and removing the cannula from the device. The invention also pertains to an apparatus for performing this method, a cannula for use with the apparatus and a kit containing the required components to perform the method.05-27-2010
20100057047DELIVERY DEVICE AND METHOD - A nasal delivery device for and method of delivering substance to the middle meatus in a nasal cavity of a subject in the treatment of a condition, in particular an inflammatory or infectious condition, thereof, the delivery device comprising: a nosepiece unit (03-04-2010
20110098677Functionalization of Micro- and Nano-Particles for Selective Attachment to Calcium Biomineral Surfaces - A seven-carbon fatty acid or derivative thereof has been identified as an excellent energy source for humans or human infants. A nutritional supplement suitable for humans or human infants comprising a seven carbon fatty acid chain compound or derivative thereof can be used to increase energy production derived from fatty acid metabolism. For example, administering a seven carbon fatty acid chain compound or derivative thereof can be used to accelerate the growth rate of a prematurely born human infant.04-28-2011
20110251592DEVICES FOR MAINTAINING SURGICALLY CREATED OPENINGS - Devices and methods are directed to improving the gaseous exchange in a lung of an individual having, for instance, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. More particularly, conduits may be deployed in the lung to maintain collateral openings (or channels) surgically created through airway walls. This tends to facilitate both the exchange of oxygen ultimately into the blood and decompress hyper-inflated lungs. The conduit includes a radially expandable center section having a first end, a second end, and a passageway extending from the first end to the second end. A control segment may be associated with the conduit to limit the degree of radial expansion. The conduit further includes a plurality of deflectable members extending from the ends of the center section. A tissue barrier may coaxially surround the conduit such that tissue ingrowth is prevented. The conduits may also include hold-down members and bioactive coatings that serve to prevent ejection of the conduit as well as prevent narrowing of the passageway due to tissue ingrowth.10-13-2011
20100004628SYSTEM FOR DELIVERING A COMPOSITION TO THE NASAL MEMBRANE AND METHOD OF USING SAME - A quick and easy system and method for delivering a composition to a nasal membrane is presented. The applicator assembly includes a sleeve member which encases a swab having a portion that contacts a gelled composition. The sleeve member is manually severed to expose the applicator and the composition. The gelled composition contained on the applicator is applied to the nasal membrane.01-07-2010
20110112513DEVICES AND METHODS FOR TREATING PAIN ASSOCIATED WITH TONSILLECTOMIES - Described here are devices and methods for treating one or more conditions or symptoms associated with a tonsil procedure. In some variations, a drug-releasing device may be at least partially delivered to one or more tonsillar tissues before, during, or after a tonsil procedure. In some variations, the drug-releasing device may be configured to be biodegradable. In other variations, the drug-releasing device may comprise one or more hemostatic materials or one or more adhesives. The drug-releasing device may be configured to release one or more drugs or agents, such as, for example, one or more analgesics, local anesthetics, vasoconstrictors, antibiotics, combinations thereof and the like.05-12-2011
20100324534NASAL PACKING DEVICE - A kit for packing and supporting the nasal cavities after surgical procedures performed on the nose comprising two inflatable non-elastomeric balloons (12-23-2010
20100179511APPLICATOR FOR ORO-PHARYNGEAL ANESTHETIC - An anesthetic dispensing device (07-15-2010
20110137290Method and Device for Nasal Irrigation and drug delivery - The present invention provides a method and device for nasal irrigation and drug delivery wherein fluid held in a canister is atomized via a compressed air supply to create particles sized for penetration and retention in the nasal cavity under pressure that is able to stent open the soft tissues of the nose to deliver the resultant mist into the whole of the nasal passages without the need for the patient to create an airstream through inhalation. The device consists of a main canister with a reservoir to hold the fluid, two air outlets and an insert that is placed over the air outlets, the insert having at least one outlet that is larger than the holes in the air outlet and allows the fluid to be atomized and injected directly into the nasal cavity.06-09-2011
20100121309Methods for Medication Administration - Apparatuses and methods for medication administration via a body cavity. In one aspect, a medication administration device includes: a tip portion having a plurality of holes and a balloon defining a balloon cavity. When the balloon is deflated the tip portion can be inserted into a body cavity, such as rectum, to allow medication delivery through the holes in the tip portion. When inflated, the balloon can prevent the tip portion from being withdrawn from the body cavity and/or hold dispersed medication within the body cavity. The device further includes a port portion that has a first port and a second port, and an elongated tubular portion that is coupled between the tip portion and the port portion. The tubular portion has a first lumen connecting the first port to the plurality of holes in the tip portion, and a second lumen connecting the second port to the balloon cavity.05-13-2010
20100121308DEVICES 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 a desired site. A therapeutic or diagnostic substance is then introduced into the reservoir and the delivery catheter or deliver tool is then removed, leaving the implantable delivery device implanted within the body. The substance is then delivered from the reservoir at a rate that causes the desire diagnostic or therapeutic effect. Also provided are substance eluting stents that elute substance from a selected surface of the stent (e.g., the outer surface) but not from another surface of the stent (e.g., the inner surface).05-13-2010
20100030187Apparatus and Method for Controlling Headaches - A user friendly apparatus and method provides effective pain control resulting from headaches and facial aches, which can be safely used by patients and medical personal alike. The economical apparatus can provide a controller equipped with an injector having a tubular section and nozzle, as well as a nostril-engaging introducer and an optional handle. In the user friendly method, the tubular section of the injector can be inserted through a nostril. The nozzle can then be positioned at an upward angle of inclination in proximity and downwardly and rearwardly of the sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG nerve). Thereafter, an anesthetic can be injected through the nozzle and sprayed upwardly, towards and about the SPG nerve to minimize pain and control a headache or facial ache.02-04-2010
20100030189FOLDED PERINEAL PAD - A multi-layered, absorbent perineal pad is disclosed that has a generally ovate cross-section. In disclosed embodiments, the pad has an absorbent outer layer, antimicrobial intermediate layer, and absorbent inner layer. At least two opposing edges of the pad are sealed to one another so that the absorbent inner layer encloses an internal cavity within the pad. The pad may be used to absorb liquids from perineal structures (such as vaginal or anal liquids) or administer agents to perineal structures. Liquids that are absorbed in the pad can be subjected to diagnostic assays.02-04-2010
20100030188Methods for Ameliorating Pain and Devices for Delivering a Medicament - A method for delivering medicament such as for ameliorating pain in a patient includes introducing an injector through a nasal passage of the patient into a region substantially medial and/or posterior and/or inferior to a sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG) of the patient; and delivering a medicament from the injector superiorly and/or laterally and/or anteriorly towards the SPG. A device for delivering a medicament to a patient in need thereof includes (a) an injector containing a first end configured to remain outside a nasal passage of the patient and a second end configured for entry into the nasal passage of the patient; and (b) an introducer configured for engagement with a nostril of the patient and containing a passageway configured for slidably receiving the injector. The injector is moveable between a storage position preceding the engagement and an engaging position pursuant to the engagement.02-04-2010
20100087797Method and apparatus for inserting a rectal suppository - Rectal suppositories are used to administer a predetermined drug dosage to treat a variety of diseases and symptoms in a variety of patient populations. Certain medical conditions, such as digestive disorders, may be more effectively treated when the suppository is placed in a particular location of the patient's anal canal or rectum. A method and apparatus for inserting a suppository into an animal or human may include an applicator having a barrel and plunger. The barrel maintains a first gas flow path during insertion of a suppository and the plunger maintains a second gas flow path during withdrawal of the plunger. By maintaining a first and second gas flow path, trapped air and suction effects on the suppository are minimized or eliminated. Furthermore, patients may immediately resume day-to-day activities. These benefits may encourage patients to maintain a course of treatment thereby potentially avoiding additional complications, hospitalization, and costs.04-08-2010
20100057048Apparatus, System, and Method for Treating Atypical Headaches - An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for facilitating intranasal administration of a medication to a patient's sphenopalatine/pterygopalatine recess. The apparatus includes a catheter having a lumen disposed therethrough, the catheter comprising an insertion end and a manipulation end, the insertion end having an intrinsic curvature with respect to a longitudinal axis of the catheter such that the insertion end of the catheter lies in a first plane and the manipulation end lies in a second plane, wherein the catheter smoothly transitions between the first plane and the second plane, the intrinsic curvature conforming to a patients nasal anatomy such that the catheter may be inserted into a sphenopalatine/pterygopalatine recess. The apparatus also includes a straightening member configured to removably engage the catheter. The straightening member straightens the intrinsic curvature such that the first plane and the second plane are aligned when the catheter is engaged by the straightening member.03-04-2010
20120310211PHENTERMINE LIQUID DOSAGE FORM - A pharmaceutical composition liquid dosage form of phentermine is provided, the dosage form including a liquid carrier and suspended or dissolved therein one or more pharmaceutically active ingredient selected from phentermine, salts and bases thereof. Also provided is a method of administering phentermine to an obese patient in need thereof and for appetite suppression or related conditions.12-06-2012
20120157968ENHANCED SYSTEMS, PROCESSES AND APPARATUS FOR FACILITATING INTRANASAL TREATMENT OF A PATIENT AND PRODUCTS THEREBY - Systems are disclosed for facilitating intranasal treatment of a patient's sphenopalatine/pterygopalatine recess. Likewise the instant system is effective for addressing acute pain conditions, and is refined enough to be performed by physician's assistants, nurses, and other well-trained practitioners. Apparatus involved includes a sheath hub, a catheter hub, an arresting element, and an engagement element in embodiments. Engagement between the arresting element and the engagement element prevents rotation of the sheath hub with respect to the catheter hub.06-21-2012
20120071857METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR TREATING DISORDERS OF THE SINUSES - A medical device for the treatment of a sinus opening includes a handle, a grooming sheath, a rail, a guide wire, a balloon catheter and a balloon catheter movement mechanism. A method for treating a sinus opening includes inserting a medical device for the treatment of a sinus opening partially into a patient's anatomy, positioning a guide wire operatively extending from a rail of the medical device into a sinus opening of the patient, advancing a balloon catheter from an annular lumen of the medical device and along both the rail of the medical device and the guide wire with a balloon catheter movement mechanism, and inflating the balloon catheter.03-22-2012
20120071856Medical Device and Method for Treatment of a Sinus Opening - A medical device and method for the treatment of a sinus opening includes a handle, a guide catheter, a guide wire, a balloon catheter, a guide wire movement mechanism and a balloon catheter movement mechanism. The handle has proximal and distal ends and a longitudinal axis along the length of the handle. The guide catheter is attached to the distal end of the handle and has a catheter lumen. The guide wire and balloon catheter are both disposed at least partially in the handle and catheter lumen. The guide wire movement mechanism and the balloon catheter movement mechanism are both operatively disposed on the handle. In addition, the guide wire movement mechanism is configured for advancement and retraction of the guide wire through the handle and catheter lumen by user operation of the guide wire movement mechanism. Moreover, the guide wire movement mechanism includes an integrated guide wire locking and rotation mechanism configured for rotation of the guide wire and for securely locking and unlocking the guide wire to the guide wire movement mechanism. Furthermore, the balloon catheter movement mechanism is configured for advancement and retraction of the balloon catheter through the handle and catheter lumen by user operation of the balloon catheter movement mechanism.03-22-2012
20110066136USE OF PUMP TO DELIVER A SOLUTION TO REDUCE SNORING - A method of delivering a fluid to a pharynx area through a nasal cavity includes bringing a pump to a nasal passage of a nose at an angle of approximately −90 to 130 degrees relative a horizontal ground plane, and pumping a jet of the fluid through the nasal passage.03-17-2011
20100094256DEVICES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS FOR LOCALIZED DRUG DELIVERY - Devices, systems, and methods for localized drug delivery. In at least one embodiment of a method of localized drug delivery, the method comprises the steps of placing a resorbable device within a tube, introducing the tube within a mammalian body at or near a tissue and/or organ within the mammalian body, and anchoring the resorbable device to the tissue and/or organ. Devices and systems useful for performing such a method are also disclosed herein, wherein an exemplary device comprises at least one drug release portion having at least one drug to be released over time and a binder intermixed with the at least one drug, and at least one resorbable anchor portion coupled to the at least one drug release portion.04-15-2010
20120130348Delivery Systems and Method Thereof - An oral disposable apparatus to deliver a fluid, e.g., pharmacological agent to a patient in a one handed easy to use and sanitary manner. The apparatus includes a container capable of holding the fluid. The container is hermetically sealed with a specified quantity of fluid. A nozzle is coupled to the container. The nozzle is configured to permit comfortable insertion into a patient's mouth. An integral valve is coupled to the container and the nozzle. The valve is configured to be activated via rotation of the nozzle, thereby releasing the fluid.05-24-2012
20120130347Pump With Integrated Control Unit - A pump for use in anal irrigation includes a control unit integrated in the pump. The control unit includes a cylindrical housing element and a valve element fitted in the housing. The valve element and the housing element are adapted for rotating with respect to each other between a position allowing the pump to pump air into a balloon, a position allowing the pump to pump air into a reservoir bag and an evacuation position. The control unit is actuated by a handle attached to the rotatable valve element. The handle extends radially out from the rotatable valve element and the cylindrical housing.05-24-2012
20120215204METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE PROPAGATION OF MRSA, STAPH AND OTHER INFECTIONS THAT COLONIZE IN THE NOSE - A method for reducing the spread of bacterial infections includes identifying a group of individuals at risk of an infection that colonizes in the nose, determining whether any individuals can be exclude, designating an individual or group of individuals who will receive treatment, providing a strip, mask, and/or clip, the strip, mask, and/or clip having an effective amount of antimicrobial agent capable of being delivered to the colony of bacteria in, on, and around the nose, the strip, mask, and/or clip is applied to the nose of the individual or group so to allow the agent to migrate to eradicate the colony.08-23-2012
20120083764METHODS AND DEVICES FOR TREATMENT OF MIGRAINES - Methods for treating a migraine by cooling a patient's nasopharyngeal cavity are described. In one method, a cooling assembly is inserted into a nasal cavity through a patient's nostril. The cooling assembly includes a flexible balloon defining a chamber and a first elongate tubular member having a lumen in fluid communication with the chamber. A liquid having a temperature between about −20° C. and about 37° C. is infused through the lumen of the first elongate tubular member into the chamber, wherein the flexible balloon expands to place it in contact with the nasal cavity. In another method, an elongate member having a plurality of ports is inserted into the nasal cavity. A perfluorocarbon spray and a gas are then delivered onto a surface of the nasal cavity through the plurality of ports.04-05-2012
20120083763Method for Delivering a Topical Agent to a Nasaogastric Passage - The present invention is directed to a method for delivering a topical agent to a nasogastric passage comprising: introducing a nasogastric tube into the nasogastric passage, the nasogastric tube comprising means for delivering the topical agent to the nasogastric passage; positioning the nasogastric tube such that the means for delivering the topical agent is positioned adjacent to a target area in the nasogastric passage; and delivering a therapeutic amount of the topical local anesthetic agent to the target area of the nasogastric passage.04-05-2012
20120215203COMPRESSIBLE MULTI-CHAMBER FEEDING TUBE DELIVERY DEVICE AND METHODS - An ingestible material delivery device for sequentially delivering first and second ingestible materials to a user through a feeding tube provides a tube body having first and second chambers separated by a seal. A puncture tool is disposed in the second chamber extending toward the seal. The puncture tool engages and disrupts the seal when the second chamber is compressed. In some embodiments, the second chamber includes a plurality of interconnected bellows operable for axial compression of the second chamber. Another embodiment of a delivery device provides a tube body having first and second chambers with exit nozzles extending in opposite flow directions. A method of sequentially delivering first and second ingestible materials to a user through a feeding tube is also provided.08-23-2012
20100049166MEDICAL PRODUCT FOR TREATMENT OF SINUSITIS - A medical product for treatment of sinusitis including an absorption body for bodily fluids.02-25-2010
20100298810PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION AND NASAL RINSING DEVICE THEREFOR - Vaccine is administered into a nose. A pharmaceutically-acceptable aqueous saline solution carrier comprising from 0.5% to 1.9% salt is provided in a nasal device. The saline solution is administered into a first nasal cavity to rinse the first nasal cavity. The saline solution is added to the first nasal cavity until the saline solution flows via a posterior nasal aperture into a second nasal cavity. A vaccine is then administered into the first nasal cavity.11-25-2010
20100274225NG TUBE WITH GASTRIC VOLUME DETECTION - An enteral tube includes a built-in Gastric Residual Volume (GRV) detection sensor at the distal end and a GRV indicating device at the proximal end for indicating the current GRV without requiring the aspiration of any stomach contents. The enteral tube with integrated GRV detection sensor is flexible and long enough to be looped around within the stomach. Weights may be employed to keep the sensor located generally at the lowest portion of the gastric cavity. The GRV detection sensor may include a sealed air column terminating with a flexible membrane. When the enteral tube and sealed air column are inserted into the stomach and submerged in gastric contents, pressure is exerted against the flexible membrane, and therefore against the sealed air column. A pressure sensor detects the pressure within the sealed air column and provides a signal or level representative of the amount of gastric contents in the stomach.10-28-2010
20120232525SUCTION DEVICE - There is provided a device comprising a funnel connected to a suction tube connectable to a suction device, the funnel comprising a reversibly inflatable portion. The device is preferably a nasopharangeal device suitable for insertion through a mouth of a patient, the funnel being formed so as to be sealably locatable in or around the nasopharangeal opening of the patient. There are further provided methods for protecting an airway of a patient from nasal-derived liquid and/or applying medicament and/or packing to a nasopharynx, oropharynx or nasal cavity of a patient using the inventive device. The device provides a system in which misting of endoscopic lenses is reduced or prevented. Embodiments of the device allow for the strength of applied suction to be controlled.09-13-2012
20120232524MULTI-PURPOSE SYRINGE - A multi-purpose syringe that may be used both for gravity feeding and syringe pump assisted feeding of a neonate is disclosed. The multi-purpose syringe includes a cap and a plunger. The cap and plunger may be selectively engaged to the barrel depending on whether the neonate is fed by gravity or syringe pump. The cap seals the top of the barrel but allows gas to pass between the inside of the barrel and the environment and traps liquid within the barrel. To this end, the cap has an aperture covered by a hydrophobic member.09-13-2012
20110004196SINUS DELIVERY OF SUSTAINED RELEASE THERAPEUTICS - The invention provides biodegradable implants for treating sinusitis. The biodegradable implants have a size, shape, density, viscosity, and/or mucoadhesiveness that prevents them from being substantially cleared by the mucociliary lining of the sinuses during the intended treatment period. The biodegradable implants include a sustained release therapeutic, e.g., an antibiotic, a steroidal anti-inflammatory agent, or both. The biodegradable implants may take various forms, such as rods, pellets, beads, strips, or microparticles, and may be delivered into a sinus in various pharmaceutically acceptable carriers.01-06-2011
20110004195SINUS DELIVERY OF SUSTAINED RELEASE THERAPEUTICS - The invention provides biodegradable implants for treating sinusitis. The biodegradable implants have a size, shape, density, viscosity, and/or mucoadhesiveness that prevents them from being substantially cleared by the mucociliary lining of the sinuses during the intended treatment period. The biodegradable implants include a sustained release therapeutic, e.g., an antibiotic, a steroidal anti-inflammatory agent, or both. The biodegradable implants may take various forms, such as rods, pellets, beads, strips, or microparticles, and may be delivered into a sinus in various pharmaceutically acceptable carriers.01-06-2011
20110004193SINUS DELIVERY OF SUSTAINED RELEASE THERAPEUTICS - The invention provides biodegradable implants for treating sinusitis. The biodegradable implants have a size, shape, density, viscosity, and/or mucoadhesiveness that prevents them from being substantially cleared by the mucociliary lining of the sinuses during the intended treatment period. The biodegradable implants include a sustained release therapeutic, e.g., an antibiotic, a steroidal anti-inflammatory agent, or both. The biodegradable implants may take various forms, such as rods, pellets, beads, strips, or microparticles, and may be delivered into a sinus in various pharmaceutically acceptable carriers.01-06-2011
20120265170COMPLEMENTARY DRUG DELIVERY SHEATH FOR AN IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICE - A complementary drug delivery sheath for implantable medical devices. The complementary drug delivery sheath is covered, impregnated or otherwise carries one or more drugs. The complementary drug-delivery sheaths are manufactured separately from to the implantable device and are operationally combined with the device subsequent to the device's manufacture and/or sterilization. For example, embodiments of the complementary drug-delivery sheaths may be configured, for example, to attain an implanted position adjacent to one or more surfaces of an implantable medical device. In certain embodiments, the sheath is configured in the form of a glove, pocket, pouch, or the like to receive and to partially or completely wrap around or envelop an implantable medical device. Embodiments of the complementary drug delivery sheath may be implanted into the recipient prior to, concurrently with, or subsequent to the implantation of the implantable medical device.10-18-2012
20120265169SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR COLLECTING, STORING, AND ADMINISTERING FLUID FROM A BREAST - A device for collecting and administering fluid from a breast includes a container having a first end with a first opening for collecting fluid from the breast, and a second end with a second opening for administering the collected fluid, the second opening being smaller than the first opening, and a coupler for detachably coupling to the first end of the container, wherein the coupler comprises threads on an exterior surface for detachably coupling to a pump connector.10-18-2012
20100234829DISPENSER HEAD FOR NASAL CLEANSING - An embodiment of the invention is a nasal cleansing top or dispenser head having a curved shape that tapers from at or near a base portion of the head to a tip portion of the head. The dispenser head further includes an opening or outlet disposed on a spout end at the tip through which a cleansing liquid such as, for example, saline can be dispensed. The dispenser head can be removably attached to a vessel, such as a nasal rinse bottle, allowing the user to convert the vessel into a neti pot by allowing the vessel to be tilted along with the user's head.09-16-2010
20120323221Adapter Cap and Nasal Washing System Using the Cap - An adapter cap is configured to convert a plastic water or drinking bottle into a nasal washing device. The cap has a connector portion or mechanism configured for engagement with the neck of a plastic water bottle in place of a conventional bottle cap, and a tapered applicator or spout portion having a tip with an opening which is configured for placing into a nostril of a user during a nasal washing procedure.12-20-2012
20120277728DEVICE AND METHOD FOR EXPRESSING HUMAN BREAST MILK - A device for expressing human breast milk has a breast shield for bearing against a mother's breast, a vacuum pump for generating a vacuum, a line which connects the vacuum pump to the breast shield and is intended for transmitting the vacuum generated to the breast shield, and a chamber. The line ends on the pump side in a first port of the chamber. The chamber has a second port for connection to a milk collecting container. The two ports in the chamber are connected to each other in terms of fluid communication. During the expressing operation, the line forms a milk line for transporting breast milk expressed in the breast shield to the chamber and from the chamber to the milk collecting container. The pump can be designed to be quiet and small.11-01-2012
20120330278OUTER EAR BONE ANCHOR - An outer ear bone anchor to be stabilized within a person's external auditory canal includes: a body; and a plurality of anchor pins, each of the anchor pins including a first end and a second end such that, when the first end of each of the anchor pins is secured to the external auditory canal, the second end of each of the plurality of anchor pins stabilize the body within the external auditory canal. A method of delivering medication to a person's middle ear or inner ear, the method comprising the steps of: securing an outer ear bone anchor in the person's external auditory canal; securing an inner catheter to the outer ear bone anchor, the inner catheter extending to the person's middle ear or inner ear; and passing medication through inner catheter to the person's middle ear or inner ear.12-27-2012
20120101477SPRING DRIVEN ADJUSTABLE ORAL SYRINGE - Embodiments disclosed herein generally describe a medication delivery system. The medication delivery system includes a barrel, a plunger assembly, a dosage selection device, and a force producing element. The plunger assembly is disposed within the barrel. The force producing element can force the plunger assembly from the barrel. The user can select one or two or more dosages with a dosage selection device. The user selects the dosage; then the medication delivery system delivers the same dosage repeatedly. Further, with the force producing element, the user need only depress the plunger assembly into the barrel and does not need to extract the plunger assembly. This allows the user to use only one hand with the medication delivery system.04-26-2012
20120289936SYSTEM FOR ASEPTIC COLLECTION AND ENTERAL DELIVERY - A container for collecting, storing and dispensing fluid, as in enteral feeding and/or medication deliver to neonatal infants. The container includes a hollow tube with a body, a first end, a second end, and an outer diameter. The hollow tube is configured to receive a movable plunger that advances and retracts therein to define a variable contained volume. The container also includes a sealing head assembly removably mounted at an end of the hollow tube. The sealing head assembly has a diameter or outside dimension that is substantially similar or identical to a corresponding outside diameter or dimension of the hollow tube, so that the container lies flat within the receiver of an enteral feeding pump.11-15-2012
20120289935TOOL FOR MANIPULATING AN OBJECT IN A BODY CAVITY - A tool for manipulating a solid object (11-15-2012
20100137836Storage and Dispensing Devices for Administration of Oral Transmucosal Dosage Forms - Compositions, methods and systems for oral transmucosal administration of small volume sufentanil-containing drug dosage forms to a subject using a drug dispensing device are disclosed. The drug dispensing device may provide for administration of multiple doses, a single dose at a time or be a single dose applicator (SDA).06-03-2010
20120150148METHOD FOR EMPTYING RECTUM - A method for emptying the rectum by using an electronic sanitary appliance arranged on a toilet, comprises: extending out a rectum flushing nozzle so that it locates underneath of the anus of a user who is seated on the toilet; spraying a first linear water flow to the anus from the rectum flushing nozzle, modifying the relative position between the rectum flushing nozzle and the user's anus so that the first linear water flow aims at the anus; spraying the anus with a second linear water flow from the rectum flushing nozzle to pass through the anus and into the rectum; spraying continuously the second linear water flow and stopping spray of the second linear water flow when the user has a desire to defecate, then the user discharges the substance in the rectum.06-14-2012
20110160699Swallowable Drug Delivery Device and Methods of Drug Delivery - Embodiments of the invention provide swallowable devices, preparations and methods for delivering drugs and other therapeutic agents within the GI tract. Some embodiments provide a swallowable device such as a capsule for delivering drugs into the intestinal wall or other GI lumen. The device comprises a capsule sized to be swallowed and pass through the intestinal tract. The capsule can include at least one guide tube, one or more tissue penetrating members positioned in the guide tube, a delivery member, an actuating mechanism and a release element. The release element degrades upon exposure to various conditions in the intestine so as to release and actuate the actuating mechanism. Embodiments of the invention are particularly useful for the delivery of drugs which are poorly absorbed, tolerated and/or degraded within the GI tract.06-30-2011
20080249506Methods of treating diverticula - A method for treating a diverticulum includes the step of examining a diverticulum by inserting an endoscope into a body cavity. The method further includes the step of applying a material to the diverticulum with the endoscope.10-09-2008
20130090629NON-PENETRATING NOZZLE04-11-2013
20130102997DISPENSING MECHANISM WITH FOAM-FILLED NIPPLE - The present invention discloses a dispensing device. The dispensing device includes a chamber subassembly coupled to a mouth guard subassembly. The mouth guard subassembly includes a mouth guard adjacent to an end of the chamber subassembly, a nipple extending from the mouth guard, and foam disposed within the interior of the nipple.04-25-2013
20130102998HOLDER AND A METHOD OF USING THE HOLDER - A holder for a drug delivery device comprising a body portion, and a first flange extending from the holder, wherein the body portion comprises a receiving portion for receiving a drug delivery device, and the flange extends from the body portion of the holder.04-25-2013
20100286659MEDICAL DEVICE FOR DELIVERY OF LIQUIDS - An apparatus and method for delivering liquid within an orifice of an animal is disclosed. In an exemplary embodiment, the apparatus comprises a hollow syringe defining a vessel having an open end; a plunger, slidingly and sealingly disposed within the vessel; and a flexible delivery tube, having a first end sealingly coupled to the open end and a delivery end for dispensing the liquid proximate the orifice. A light source directing light to the delivery end of the flexible tube may also be included.11-11-2010
20130158513NOZZLE APPARATUS AND METHODS OF USING SAME - In accordance with some embodiments, a nozzle apparatus includes a body having a first portion and a second portion. The first portion has a gripping portion for attaching and removing the nozzle apparatus from a container. In one embodiment, the second portion is sized and configured to be positioned in at least one nostril of an individual. A portion of the second portion being asymmetrical to the first portion of the body. The first and second portions of the body define a fluid passageway between an inlet and an outlet of the body. A portion of the fluid passageway is centrally disposed from the inlet of the body along an axis of the body. A portion of the fluid passageway angles obliquely substantially near the outlet of the body. The outlet of the fluid passageway has a diameter greater than the diameter of the passageway.06-20-2013
20130184681APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR NON-INTRAVENOUSLY ADMINISTERING A MEDICATION - A computer-based apparatus for dispensing a medication, including: at least one specially programmed computer; and a medication device. The at least one computer is arranged to automatically generate a medication regimen for a patient, the medication regimen including designation of a measure for an orally-administered or injectable medication; or automatically modify a medication regimen for a patient, by modifying a designation of a measure for an orally-administered or injectable medication. The medication device is arranged to: extract the orally-administered or injectable medication from a medication storage element; and non-intravenously dispense an amount of the orally-administered or injectable medication equal to the designated measure or the modified designated measure into a container. The at least one specially programmed computer is part of the medication device, is attached to the medication storage element, or is located remote from the medication device.07-18-2013
20130184682APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR NON-INTRAVENOUSLY ADMINISTERING A MEDICATION - A computer-based apparatus for dispensing a medication, including: at least one specially programmed computer; and, a medication device. The at least one specially programmed computer is arranged to calculate or modify, for a patient, a dosage for a first orally-administered or injectable medication and a constraint related to administration of the dosage by using a current point in time, a point in time at which a previous dosage of the first orally-administered or injectable medication was administered, information regarding a second medication prescribed for the patient, or real time physiological data for a patient. The medication device is arranged to: extract the first orally-administered or injectable medication from a medication storage element; and non-intravenously dispense the first orally-administered or injectable medication in accordance with the dosage and the constraint.07-18-2013
20130184683DEVICES AND METHODS FOR TRANSNASAL DILATION AND IRRIGATION OF THE SINUSES - A medical device, and a system and packaged kit containing the medical device for the treatment of a sinus opening is described. The medical device comprises a proximal end, a distal end, and a shaft system having an inflation lumen and an irrigation lumen the proximal and. The shaft system has a proximal shaft section and a distal shaft section. An inflatable balloon is attached to the distal shaft section in a position that is proximal to said distal end. The irrigation tip is distal to the balloon on the distal shaft section and has a tip opening and one or more radially facing openings. A method for treating a sinus opening includes inserting a system that includes the medical device, a sinus guide catheter and a sinus guide element into a patient's anatomy, dilating the sinus opening and irrigating a target in the nasal anatomy.07-18-2013
20130184684NASAL CLEANING APPRATUSES, KITS, AND METHODS OF USE - A nasal cleaning apparatus is described that may include a nasal cleaning portion and a grip portion. The nasal cleaning portion may include a proximal end portion, a distal end portion, and a front wall extending between the proximal end portion and the distal end portion, and a back wall. The back wall may be attached to the front wall along at least a portion of the periphery of the front wall and/or back wall. An internal space may be at least partially defined between the front wall and the back wall. An opening may be in the proximal end portion. The opening may be in communication with the internal space. The grip portion may include a handle and an extension member. The extension member may extend from a distal end portion of said handle, through the opening of the nasal cleaning portion, and into the internal space of the nasal cleaning portion.07-18-2013
20130123751METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING NARROWING OF AT LEAST ONE AIRWAY - A method for controlling narrowing of at least one airway and associated apparatus are provided. The method includes positioning a needle-less injection assembly in an airway of a patient, and introducing a medication from at least one port of the needle-less injection assembly across an epithelium of a wall of the airway and into collagenous and smooth muscle layers of the airway wall such that the medication controls at least one mechanism of airway narrowing.05-16-2013
20110319867METHOD AND DEVICE FOR ORAL APPLICATION OF A COMPOSITION - The invention relates to a device for oral application of a composition. The device comprises recess having an outer rim encompassing the recess. Within the recess, a composition is arranged. The composition comprises a gelling agent and an active agent. A cover member is attached to the rim and completely covers the recess. Thus, the cover member, together with the recess, retains the composition within the recess. The cover member has an outer surface opposed to an inner surface adjoining the recess. In order to allow preparation of the composition by adding water without the risk of losing some of the composition during preparation, the cover member comprises one or more openings for providing fluidic connection between the inner surface and the outer surface. Through this opening, water can enter for preparing the composition meanwhile the cover retains all composition within the recess. The invention further relates to a method for manufacturing the device. The solid composition is introduced into the recess and the cover member is attached to the rim. The method further comprises to provide the cover member with one or more openings. The openings are adapted for providing fluidic connection between the inner surface and the outer surface of the cover member.12-29-2011

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