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

604289000 - Treating material applied to or removed from external surface of body, or cutaneous layer of skin (e.g., eye treatment, removal of skin impurities, etc.)

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20130085460METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR LIQUID DISPENSING - This invention provides for a method and a device for dispensing precise quantities of a predetermined volume of medicaments or other liquids onto the eye, via one or more discrete drop(s) generated by the device in a practical and innoxious way to users.04-04-2013
20110202018SLEEVE FOR TRANSDERMAL PATCHES - A contact element is held against the skin of a human limb by a sleeve comprising a tube body (08-18-2011
20100160871REDUCED-PRESSURE TREATMENT SYSTEMS AND METHODS EMPLOYING DEBRIDEMENT MECHANISMS - Reduced-pressure treatment systems and methods are disclosed that employ debridement mechanisms to remove unwanted tissue. In one instance, a reduced-pressure treatment system for treating a tissue site on a patient includes a manifold member for distributing reduced pressure to the tissue site, a support member for disposing proximate the tissue site and the manifold, and a debridement mechanism coupled to the support member. The debridement mechanism is for debriding the tissue site. The system further includes a sealing drape for placing over the tissue site and manifold member. The sealing drape is operable to form a fluid seal over the tissue site and manifold member. The system also includes a reduced-pressure subsystem for delivering a reduced pressure to the sealing drape. The system may further include a chemical-debridement subsystem. Other systems, manifolds, and methods are disclosed.06-24-2010
20130085459METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION FEEDBACK - This invention provides for a method and an EMDU used to dispense precise quantities of liquids with an image sensor being capable of providing feedback to the user as to both, when an eye is properly aligned with the EMDU, and to detect and track the quantity of the dose administered on to the eye.04-04-2013
20090192477Method and kit for moisturizing the surface of the eye - A method for moisturizing the eye in which an amount of aqueous fluid is administered to the eye in an amount below that which causes flooding of the eye and removal of the normal tear film from the surface of the eye. The fluid, when administered in accordance with the invention, rehydrates the already present tear film rather than replacing the tear film. A kit for moisturizing the eye in accordance with the invention is also disclosed.07-30-2009
20090192475Liquid bandages - A method is provided to treat skin to restore barrier homeostasis and to promote normal stratum corneum function by applying to the skin a liquid composition which forms a phase inversion membrane. The amount of solids in the liquid composition is varied so as to provide a desired degree of porosity to the resulting membrane.07-30-2009
20110196318GEL-BASED PHENERGAN COMPOSITION AND METHOD OF DELIVERY - The invention is directed to a system for treating vomiting comprising a topical gel placed within a syringe. The topical gel includes (a) between 10 to 40% Phenergen by weight, (b) between 30 to 50% of lecithin isopropyl palmitate solution by weight, and (c) between 30 to 70% of pluronic gel by weight. The syringe includes a cylindrical chamber having a front end, a back end, an interior side and exterior side. The syringe has a disposing opening located on the front end of the cylindrical chamber; a stopper of a sufficient size and dimension to engage the disposing opening; a plunger located within the cylindrical chamber; a rigid shaft having a sufficient size and dimension to fit within the cylindrical chamber and a plate affixed to a distal end of the rigid shaft. The syringe is plastic having a dark color to prevent degradation of the topical gel.08-11-2011
20110196319COMPOSITION AND SYSTEM FOR WOUND DECONTAMINATION - The present disclosure is directed to a cleansing solution and system for administering the cleansing solution to decontaminate a wound surface. A method and kit for decontaminating a wound surface is also provided.08-11-2011
20100076387Twin Transdermal Drug Delivery Patch - A transdermal drug delivery device is shown and described. The device includes an occlusive or non-occlusive backing, an adhesive, at least one drug delivery region, an adhesive, and a release liner. The device has an open configuration and a closed configuration. When the device is in the closed configuration, the adhesive, the at least one drug delivery region, and the release liner are disposed between first and second portions of the backing.03-25-2010
20120245538Transdermal Therapeutic System for the Administration of Peptides - The invention relates to a transdermal therapeutic system (TTS) which is suited for the administration of a peptide to a patient through skin treated with ablation. The transdermal therapeutic system incorporates a back layer and an active substance-containing layer that includes at least one peptide and a carrier substance.09-27-2012
20130079732Ultrasonic Surface Treatment Device and Method - Disclosed are devices which generate a mist of a treatment composition, viz, an aerosolized treatment composition which imparts a technical benefit to surfaces, or airspaces, which come into contact with the said aerosolized treatment composition. Also disclosed are methods for the treatment of surfaces utilizing the devices of the invention.03-28-2013
20130079734Method and Apparatus for Applying Materials on Human Lips - An apparatus for applying cosmetic or treatment material to a user's lips includes a container containing a lip cosmetic product or a lip treatment product in solid or semi-solid form. An applicator is mounted on the container, the applicator having an upper surface formed in the general shape of human upper and lower lips. In one embodiment, the applicator has apertures extending through the applicator. The apertures advance the product in the container through the apertures and onto the upper surface of the applicator when the container is manipulated. A user applies their lips to the upper surface of the applicator, transferring the product to the user's lips. In a further embodiment, the lip product in the container and the applicator are one solid or semi-solid structure, with the upper surface of the structure formed generally in the shape of a pair of human lips.03-28-2013
20130079733Surface Treatment Device and Method - Disclosed are devices which generate a mist of a treatment composition, viz, an aerosolized treatment composition which imparts a technical benefit to surfaces, or airspaces, which come into contact with the said aerosolized treatment composition. Also disclosed are methods for the treatment of surfaces utilizing the devices of the invention.03-28-2013
20130035649REDUCED-PRESSURE WOUND DRESSINGS - Systems, methods, and dressings for treating a linear wound, such as an incision, on a patient are presented. The systems, dressings, and methods involve a sealed wound dressing assembly that helps form a fluid seal around the linear wound while simultaneously encompassing a subcutaneous delivery conduit to deliver fluid to or from a subcutaneous tissue site. In one instance, a reduced-pressure interface is used to allow the subcutaneous delivery conduit to pass through tissue at or near the linear wound and through a wound dressing assembly to a drainage receptacle.02-07-2013
20130041332DEVICES AND METHODS FOR THE DELIVERY OF BLOOD CLOTTING MATERIALS TO BLEEDING WOUNDS - An apparatus for promoting the clotting of blood and controlling bleeding comprises a receptacle for retaining blood clotting material in particulate form therein. A pad for controlling bleeding comprises a mesh structure and a support attached to the mesh structure to facilitate the application of pressure to the pad and the wound. A bandage applicable to a bleeding wound comprises a mesh structure and a flexible substrate attached to the mesh structure, the substrate being a cloth or plastic member that may be adhesively attachable to cover a wound. In any embodiment, at least a portion of the receptacle or mesh structure is defined by a mesh having openings therein, and at least a portion of the particulate blood clotting material is in direct contact with blood. The mesh may include a zeolite powder impregnated or otherwise incorporated therein.02-14-2013
20100100060APPLICATOR FOR PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT AND METHOD OF USING SAME - A hand-held applicator is defined for applying a viscous product, such as a pharmaceutical product to the skin. The applicator includes a substrate with a flat face defining multiple dosing areas of the product. The product can be dispensed from a tube in a first area for a first recommended dosage and in combination in a first area and a second area for a second recommended dosage. Once the desired dosage is dispensed, the applicator is used to apply to product to an affected area of the skin.04-22-2010
20100042058System and Method for Draining Bodily Fluids from a Treatment Site - Disclosed is a drainage system that extracts fistula-produced discharge, or other bodily fluids, from an injury, such as a burn, laceration, or contusion. The system allows for the collection and convenient disposal of these fluids. The system components generally include an adhesive backed pad that is secured to a clear plastic bag and a length of perforated tubing that is slidably positioned within the bag. The tubing is connected to a suction pump and a collection reservoir. The pump generates a suction along a perforated extent of the tubing to thereby evacuate bodily fluids that collect within the bag.02-18-2010
20100324508SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DELIVERING MOISTURIZING LIQUID TO LIPS OF A SUBJECT - A system for delivering moisturizing liquid to the lips of a subject includes an applicator for applying the moisturizing liquid to the lips supported by a support structure so that at least a part of applicator is deployed so as to engage a recess between the lips of subject without obstructing contact between the subject's upper and lower lips. The proximity of the applicator to the lips allows the use of simple contact-based implementations of the applicator. At the same time, disruption of speech and other normal oral movement is minimized by avoiding any obstruction to contact between the lips.12-23-2010
20090157016Suctioning system, method and kit - A suction head in fluid communication with a pump head provides a sub-ambient working pressure to a target area, enabling drainage thereof to a waste container. A passive pressure regulation system enables the working pressure to be maintained at a desired level. A monitoring system for a suction system is also provided.06-18-2009
20100106106REDUCED-PRESSURE, WOUND-CLOSURE AND TREATMENT SYSTEMS AND METHODS - A reduced-pressure, wound closure system is presented that generates a closing force on a surface wound and optionally provides reduced pressure to a body cavity or tissue site. The sealed contracting member, when placed under reduced pressure, generates the closing force. One illustrative system includes a first attachment member and a second attachment member, a sealed contracting member coupled to the first attachment member and the second attachment member, and wherein the closing force is generated between the first attachment member and the second attachment member when reduced pressure is supplied to the sealed contracting member. Other systems and methods are presented.04-29-2010
20100106109WOUND AND THERAPY COMPRESS AND DRESSING - A wound dressing or therapy compress containing a fill material permanently loaded with an antimicrobial such as silver is used to cover and protect a wound while absorbing exudate, and may also provide and maintain a heated and/or a moist environment to promote the healing of wounds to promote a germ and microbial free environment approximate the shell and within the dressing or compress.04-29-2010
20100106108FLUID CONTAINMENT APPARATUS - The invention relates to the treatment of wounds. In particular, the invention relates to systems, devices, and methods enabling pulse lavage irrigation of wounds in a non-controlled setting while providing containment of contaminated irrigation fluid, thereby preventing exposure of individuals and surfaces in proximity to the patient to infectious materials.04-29-2010
20100106107Membrane envelop bandage for application of medicine or ointment - A membrane envelope bandage for treating an animal foot or hoof wherein the bandage is generally arcuate in shape and has a membrane envelope affixed to an upper surface of the bandage. The membrane envelope contains a medicine or treatment for applying to the bottom of an animal's hoof or foot. When the bandage is affixed to the bottom of an animal's foot or hoof, the medicine is released from the membrane envelope while the bandage protects the animal's foot or hoof and keeps the medicine from being contaminated.04-29-2010
20100331795Hair Removal Device - The invention relates to a hair removal device (12-30-2010
20090124986Sprayer - A sprayer which inhibits or prevents clogging from occurring in a nozzle when a liquid is ejected from the nozzle includes a nozzle having a first internal tube through which a first liquid passes, and a second internal tube through which a second liquid passes. An external tube is provided in which the first internal tube and the second internal tube are positioned so that the gas passes therebetween. In the sprayer, each distal end part of the first internal tube and the second internal tube includes a gas permeable film impermeable to each liquid, and permeable to the gas.05-14-2009
20120184927DISPENSER WITH SLIDING SEAL, TREATMENT DEVICE AND RELATED METHODS - A treatment device and associated methods are disclosed, the treatment device comprising: a fluid dispenser comprising: a sealable reservoir for storing a fluid to be dispensed; a transfer body for carrying a predetermined volume of said fluid from said reservoir to a dispensing point outside of said reservoir; and a sliding seal for maintaining said reservoir in a sealed state while a portion of said transfer body carrying said predetermined volume of fluid and said predetermined volume of fluid are moved from a position inside of said reservoir to said dispensing point outside of said reservoir; and an applicator for applying a predetermined volume of fluid present at said dispensing point to a part of the human or animal body, wherein said applicator comprises means for dispersing said predetermined volume of fluid in a jet of gas directed towards said part of the human or animal body.07-19-2012
20120184926POLYMERIC SEALANT FOR MEDICAL USE - The invention provides a polymeric medical sealant. The medical sealant is useful for application to the tonsils and adenoids, wherein the sealant performs at least one of the following functions, a) inhibit the colonization of bacteria, b) inhibit the binding of bacteria to tissue, c) reduction of tissue morbidity, d) hemostasis, e) coating and protection of tissue during healing. f) promotion of healing, and g) reduction of pain.07-19-2012
20090264839DUAL SPRAY CAN TOPICAL DELIVERY DEVICE - The present invention is directed to a delivery device and method for the sequential delivery of a topical pain relieving composition and an occluding composition. These two compositions are held in a single device that comprises at least two chambers for manual and or pressurized delivery of these compositions to the patient's skin.10-22-2009
20090093779Primary Dressing - The invention relates to a liquid-permeable primary dressing in the form of a supple thermoplastic section of material (1.4), comprising: a first smooth surface (04-09-2009
20090093778DEVICE FOR ACTIVE TREATMENT AND REGENERATION OF TISSUES SUCH AS WOUNDS - Hydrostatic pressure of aqueous solutions—supplied from reservoir under rate control through tube to port of airtightly applied open pore dressing pad—is eliminated by levelling reservoir placed on rest with pad. Dressing pad may overlie a tissue culturing scaffold. A drip chamber with angulated channel permits drops to fall freely and be counted. Injection port elastic membrane prevents air inlet to pad while suction is applied at port, permitting fluid given under rate control through membrane to distribute evenly in pad. A drainage port flange, wholly covered by an open grid, is described. Acute wound bleeding is detected by computer-controlled serial weighing of a movement-stabilized drainage fluid canister with warning of abnormal flow rate increase.04-09-2009
20090192476METHOD OF DETERMINING A SKIN AGENT TRANSFERRED TO SKIN - A method of determining an amount of skin agent transferred from an absorbent article to an area of human skin is provided. An absorbent article is applied to and then after use removed from an area of skin. Tape is then releasably attached to and removed from the area of skin. The amount of skin agent that adheres to the tape is then analyzed to determine the amount of skin agent transferred to the area of skin.07-30-2009
20110015588APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TREATMENT OF INFECTED NAIL - An infected nail of a digit of a patient is treated using apparatus including an enclosure capable of housing at least a distal end of at least one digit of a patient having an infected nail. The apparatus also includes a heater and a nail infection agent-containing member housed within the enclosure and positionable against an infected nail at the distal end of a digit housed within the enclosure. The heater is in heat-transfer relationship with the nail infection agent. In this way heated nail infection agent can be maintained against an infected nail by the nail infection agent-containing member.01-20-2011
20110015587Irrigation Device and Method Using Same - A disposable therapeutic device for the promotion of wound healing providing fluid irrigation and vacuum drainage of a wound includes a housing containing a controller and fluid moving device in a waterproof manner, a fluid mover capable of raising, compressing, or transferring fluid, a controller equipped to restrict fluid moving device in accordance with a predetermined treatment plan or duration, a chargeable power source removably connected to the housing, an optional therapeutic member of a compressible dressing or inflatable cuff to provide hemostasis, an identification member for regulating the operation of the device in accordance with a predetermined treatment plan, a disposable container, a pressure sensor and a control display panel. The fluid includes, but is not limited to, Lactoferrin, Xylitol, Dakins Solution, Polyhexanide and Hypochlorous Acid.01-20-2011
20110015585METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PROVIDING INTERMITTENT NEGATIVE PRESSURE WOUND HEALING - A method and device for providing intermittent negative pressure wound healing which includes equipped to (a) apply a negative pressure compressible therapeutic dressing about a wound; (b) compress the therapeutic dressing using negative pressure to subject the wound and the therapeutic dressing to a first predetermined pressure which is low enough to provide therapy to the wound and high enough to maintain a seal between the dressing and the wound; and (c) decompress the therapeutic dressing to a second sub-atmospheric pressure above the first predetermined pressure sufficient to maintain the dressing in a generally sealed contact with the wound while relaxing compression about the wound.01-20-2011
20130060208WOUND CARE PRODUCTS - The present invention relates to wound care products, devices and methods incorporating acetic acid for the treatment of bacterial infections, in particular bacterial biofilm infections. In particular it relates to a wound care product comprising acetic acid, wherein the product comprises at least one further antibacterial compound; a delivery system comprising a container connected to a means of delivery which is connected to a pad, wherein said container comprises a composition comprising acetic acid and said pad comprises a self-adhesive material; a kit comprising a dressing and an adhesive membrane, wherein the dressing comprises a composition comprising acetic acid; a method of treating a wound comprising a) applying acetic acid to the wound and b) applying a negative pressure to the wound.03-07-2013
20130060207METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SINGLE-USE CREAM OR LIQUID DISPENSER AND APPLICATOR - A single-use disposable applicator and dispenser of creams, liquids, and spreadable agents. A liquid or cream agent of liquid or viscous is stored in a sterile container. An applicator including a soft interface is stored along with the agent. When the need to apply the agent occurs, the applicator breaks the seal to the agent, after which the applicator is used to apply the cream or liquid agent to a desired surface, and is then discarded. The invention may be used by healthcare providers and similar persons to treat a plurality of persons, and lessens the likelihood that bacteria or infection will be spread amongst a population. The invention may further be used to contain, dispense, and apply any manner of spreadable agents of low rigidity including, but not limited to, soaps, cleaning agents, and paint samples.03-07-2013
20090270820SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR USE OF AGENT IN COMBINATION WITH SUBATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE TISSUE TREATMENT - A reduced pressure therapy system includes a foam pad having a plurality of passages to distribute a reduced pressure to a tissue. The foam pad includes exterior surfaces and interior surfaces along the plurality of passages. A silver coating uniformly covers the exterior surfaces of the foam pad and the interior surfaces along the passages. A drape is adapted to be positioned over the foam pad to maintain a sealable space over the wound, and a vacuum source is in fluid communication with the sealable space to deliver the reduced pressure to the sealable space.10-29-2009
20110022008Wound care system - An improved wound care system is set forth. The system includes a wound care device having a first end and a second end. A fastener, adapted to extend to a desired length to selectively attach the device at an anchor, wherein the anchor is provided on a second end of the device is also provided. The fastener is sufficiently sized and formed of a suitable material to prevent the device from moving when secured to the anchor. In an embodiment, medicine is provided in a desired treatment area of the device. The medicine can be inserted via a medicinal delivery device by inserting the medicinal delivery device up to a stop on the medicinal delivery device into the wound care device.01-27-2011
20110137267CONSTRAINED FLUID DELIVERY DEVICE - Constrained fluid delivery devices are described that deliver fluid to an anatomical region of a mammal in a controlled release manner where the device comprises an elongate body defining a lumen throughout a portion thereof, a distal end interiorly positionable adjacent the anatomical region of the mammal and a proximal end in communication with an exterior of the mammal. The device also includes a delivery member and one or more withdrawal members. Also provided herein are methods and kits incorporating the fluid delivery device.06-09-2011
20100249731METHOD FOR MEASURING SKIN ERYTHEMA - A method for measuring skin erythema and determining the efficacy of skin care treatment products utilizing digital images.09-30-2010
20110301554Continuous Spray Scalp Therapy and Dispensing Systems for Same - A spray delivery system in combination with a scalp medication is provided which includes a portable container having a gas imperious container wall, a pressure source disposed within the container, and a selectively operable valve assembly affixed to the container. The scalp medication is in liquid form and is disposed within the container. The scalp medication comprises a hair growth stimulation or hair growth maintenance active ingredient in an amount sufficient to stimulate or maintain hair growth disposed within a pharmacologically acceptable carrier solution. The valve assembly of the system produces a 1 mL spray of said scalp medication within about 5 seconds following a single operation of said valve assembly. A method of treating alopecia using a continuous spray employing such a system is also provided. Both bag-on-valve (bag-in-can) and metered dose packages are disclosed.12-08-2011
20110288506TRANSDERMAL PATCH WITH EXTENSOR MEANS - A transdermal product delivery patch comprises a reservoir containing a product for delivery to a patient; means for affixing the patch to the skin of the patient; and manually operable means for actuating an extensor mechanism to exert pressure on the reservoir and thereby expel the product towards the skin. The patch may be supplied with the extensor mechanism held in a strained configuration and the manually operable means may be a restraint such as a peelable layer that can be removed to allow the extensor mechanism to move using stored energy towards a rest configuration. The extensor mechanism may be a ring of resilient material that is pre-stretched radially inwards so that, upon release, it stretches the reservoir radially outwards. The patch may be supplied with the extensor mechanism in a rest configuration and the manually operable means may deform it in a predefined manner into a strained configuration.11-24-2011
20110288507Devices and Methods for Delivering Active Agents to Target Sites - The subject invention provides novel, inexpensive, and highly effective methods and devices for convenient and effective wound irrigation. In one embodiment the subject invention provides a discharge means for a reservoir housing containing irrigation solution wherein the discharge means has one or more specifically designed nozzles through which a sufficient volume of the irrigation solution can pass at an appropriate pressure.11-24-2011
20110288505Receptacle And Method For Storing And Supplying A Liquid And A Liquid Medical Preparation - The invention relates to a method for storing and supplying a liquid, especially a liquid medical preparation. The invention further relates to a receptacle for storing and supplying a liquid, especially a liquid medical preparation. It is an object of the invention to provide a suitable receptacle and method for storing and supplying a desired liquid quantity. The object of the invention is solved by a receptacle for storing and supplying a liquid which receptacle is liquid tight and preferably gas-tight comprising a tube or a foil bag which can be compressed. The tube or foil bag preferably comprises a rigid opening portion sealingly mounted to one end of the tube. The diameter of the opening portion preferably is the same as the diameter of the tube. The rigid opening portion is stable in respect of shape. The tube diameter preferably is not more than 10 mm and, in an embodiment of the invention, the tube contains a liquid, preferably a liquid medical preparation. The liquid has a volume of not more than 1.5 ml, preferably of not more than 1.3 ml. Preferably, the tube contains additionally a gas having a volume of preferably 10 to 15% of the liquid volume. The tube or foil bag preferably comprises a flat portion having an inscription.11-24-2011
20120065599Transdermal Therapeutic System Having Controlled Active Substance Flow Comprising a Basic Reacting Oxide - The present invention relates to transdermal therapeutic systems that include an occlusive back layer impervious to an active substance, a single or multilayer matrix, and a peelable protective film. The matrix or at least one of the matrix layers includes a pharmaceutical active substance or a plurality of pharmaceutical active substances in the form of at least one pharmaceutically consumable salt thereof and a pharmaceutically consumable, alkaline reacting oxide.03-15-2012
20090105670THIN FILM WOUND COVER, SUCTION ASSISTED WOUND TREATMENT SYSTEM USING THE SAME, METHOD OF USING THE THIN FILM WOUND COVER AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME - A composite structure, a suction-assisted wound treatment system including the composite structure and a method of making the same is disclosed. The composite structure includes a cover, a stiffener, and a releasable liner. The cover is a thin flexible film having an, upper surface, an undersurface, a principal portion, a pair of marginal edges and an adhesive on the undersurface. The stiffener is releasably secured to the upper surface of the principal portion of the cover and includes a handle which is more rigid than the principal portion of the stiffener. The handle, forms a portion of the undersurface of the stiffener and defines a finger space between it and portion of the cover disposed therebelow. The liner includes at least one section releasably secured to the adhesive of the cover. The stiffener and the handle are removable as a unit from the cover.04-23-2009
20120191052Intelligent activated skin patch system - A system, method and apparatus for real time measurement and monitoring of various personal health parameters including controlled delivery of drugs/medications by intelligent pump appliances, intelligent inhalation appliances and intelligent skin patch appliances used in a standalone manner or in a wired or wireless networked configuration, in conjunction with various peripheral devices, other intelligent appliances, servers, RF ID Tags and stationary/mobile devices. The intelligent appliances relate to the measurement, monitoring and delivery of insulin/other drugs for the treatment of diabetes and other diseases. The method also additionally includes the application of intelligent appliances for pain management including visualization of organs and body locations exhibiting pain.07-26-2012
20110202016SYSTEMS AND METHODS RELATING TO POLYMER FOAMS - Systems and methods related to polymer foams are generally described. Some embodiments relate to compositions and methods for the preparation of polymer foams, and methods for using the polymer foams. The polymer foams can be applied to a body cavity and placed in contact with, for example, tissue, injured tissue, internal organs, etc. In some embodiments, the polymer foams can be formed within a body cavity (i.e., in situ foam formation). In addition, the foamed polymers may be capable of exerting a pressure on an internal surface of a body cavity and preventing or limiting movement of a bodily fluid (e.g., blood, etc.).08-18-2011
20110196317IMPLANTATION INSTRUMENTS, SYSTEM, AND KIT FOR PUNCTAL IMPLANTS - Described and illustrated are various insertion instruments, cap, plug, method and kit. In one aspect, a cap for a punctal insertion instrument is shown and described. In a further aspect, a punctum plug insertion system that includes the instrument and the cap is provided. In yet a further aspect, a method of releasing a punctum plug from a plug holder is provided. Additionally, a kit that contains the plug insertion instrument, cap, plugs, and instructions for use is provided.08-11-2011
20120035558Wound Cleaning Adhesive Patch - A patch that is able to expedite the healing process of skin wounds such as cuts, burns, scraps, or any other superficial wounds. The present invention is an adhesive patch with gauze retaining a suds substance. The patch is applied to a user's skin wound to clean and draw out the pus and exudates for a quicker healing process.02-09-2012
20120035557Personal Care Compositions Comprising A Multi-Active System For Down Regulating Cytokines Irritation - A personal care composition comprising a multi-active system for down regulating cytokines comprising at least three actives, an extract of 02-09-2012
20120035556PUMP SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR STORING AND DISPENSING A PLURALITY OF PRECISELY MEASURED UNIT-DOSES OF IMIQUIMOD CREAM - The present invention is directed to airless storage and dispensing systems that include a pump or dispensing package pre-filled with a topical semi-solid imiquimod pharmaceutical formulation (“pump systems”) and methods for storing and dispensing from the pump systems a plurality of precisely measured and uniform unit doses of a topical semi-solid imiquimod pharmaceutical formulation, and more particularly to pump systems, pre-filled with a topical imiquimod pharmaceutical cream and methods for delivering multiple precisely measured unit doses of a topical imiquimod pharmaceutical cream, and methods for using a controlled delivery pump system to store and dispense a plurality of consistent and precisely measured unit doses of a topical imiquimod pharmaceutical cream for use in topically treating a dermal and mucosal-associated condition, such as, external genital warts and/or perianal warts (EGWs), actinic keratosis or actinic keratoses (AK or AKs) and superficial basal cell carcinoma (sBCC).02-09-2012
20120109081Disposal Chain Supply Systems Method And Apparatus - This patent application teaches methods and apparatus of an efficient disposal chain system which includes a process of receiving fluid enclosing containers, transforming said containers into collection containers by integrating said containers into vacuum canister collection systems. Such a collection system includes a remote vacuum source configured to draw a vacuum force away from said container and towards said container. Such a vacuum source is configured to draw room air. Such a force is configured to draw waste materials along a path towards said collection container. A transformation of said containers includes deriving said containers from supply chains and transforming said containers into said collection systems at least in part by supporting said containers inside said canisters from below utilizing various configurations of measurement stands, said stands configured to support and accommodate various sizes, types and shapes of said containers.05-03-2012
20100100059Methods and Apparatus for Preparing a Hemodialytic Site - Methods and apparatus for preparing a hemodialytic site and protecting skin disorders and wounds. The apparatus includes a substantially rectangular pad formed of a transparent, non-absorbent, waterproof material. The pad is fastened to the site via two fasteners, each of the fasteners including hook and loop portions, each of the hook portions affixed along a longitudinal edge of the pad, a proximal end of the loop portion adhered to a proximal end of a respective one of the hook portions, and the loop portions substantially parallel to each other and aligned with a respective one of the hook portion. When preparing a hemodialytic site, the following steps are performed: applying a topical anesthesia to the hemodialytic site; positioning the apparatus over the hemodialytic site, fastening the apparatus to an area of a body surrounding the hemodialytic site; wearing the apparatus for a predetermined time period; and removing the apparatus.04-22-2010
20090088705APPLICATION SYSTEM FOR TOPICALLY APPLIED COMPOSITIONS - The present invention provides a system and method of delivery of topical compositions, such as povidone iodine, anti-itch compositions or anti-fungal compositions, for home use that is effective, yet spreading to non-target areas. A plurality of absorbent pads are located in a container, a fluid containing the composition absorbed onto the pads, the pads being sufficiently absorbent to accept a unit dose of the fluid therein, such that the pads in the container when handled are moist but not soaking, the dose applied with slight pressure when the pad contacts the target area, thereby avoiding spread of the fluid to non-target areas, or dripping onto nearby surfaces.04-02-2009
20080208147APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR WOUND TREATMENT EMPLOYING PERIODIC SUB-ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE - A tissue treatment apparatus and method are provided for treating tissue by the application of the time-varying sub-atmospheric pressure. The apparatus includes a cover adapted to cover a wound and adapted to maintain sub-atmospheric pressure the site of the wound. The apparatus further includes a source of suction configured to generate a time-varying sub-atmospheric pressure having a periodic waveform comprising a gradual change in pressure. The suction source cooperates with the cover to supply the time-varying sub-atmospheric pressure under the cover to the wound. The time-varying sub-atmospheric pressure may vary between a first pressure value below the inherent tissue tension of the wound tissue and a second pressure value above the inherent tissue tension of the wound tissue.08-28-2008
20090287168METHOD OF DELIVERING A SKIN BENEFIT - A method of providing a skin benefit to the skin including the use of a skin care active and a portable moist heat delivery system comprising: a water vapor generating portion comprising a water vapor source and a heat source; and a water vapor-air regulating portion located at a skin-facing side of the water vapor generating portion, the water vapor-air regulating portion comprising a water vapor-air mixing layer, a water vapor-air distribution layer, a latent heat delivery surface, and optionally a skin contact layer, where the water vapor generating portion and the water vapor-air regulating portion are in fluid communication is disclosed.11-19-2009
20080275408LOCALIZED LIQUID THERAPY AND THERMOTHERAPY DEVICE - A device for directly applying thermotherapeutic liquid to an area upon the surface of an afflicted patient, and methods of use thereof, are described. In particular, a device for apply water-based liquid at a therapeutic temperature directly to an afflicted area in order to create a localized hyperthermia, is presented. The afflicted area may be either on the skin of the patient, or subcutaneous. The device is also effective for disinfection, irrigation, lavage, and the like, when employing a suitable solution. The liquid may also have a mild oxidizing effect, which, if greater upon afflicted than upon non-afflicted cells, would enhance the therapeutic effect in conjunction with the therapy herein described.11-06-2008
20110208136METHOD FOR APPLYING A LIQUID MEDICINAL TREATMENT MEDIUM TO AN AREA TO BE TREATED AND MEDICINAL PRODUCT - The invention relates to a method for the targeted application of a liquid medicinal treatment medium for topical treatment of a human or animal body in an area to be treated. The treatment medium is applied using at least one pin-like applicator.08-25-2011
20090036846Ophthalmic Injection System - An ophthalmic injection system has a tip segment attachable to and removable from a limited reuse assembly. The tip segment has a dispensing chamber housing, a plunger, a needle, a temperature control device, a thermal sensor, and a first housing at least partially enclosing the dispensing chamber housing, the temperature control device and the plunger. The limited reuse assembly has an actuator with a shaft, a power source for providing power to the actuator, a controller for controlling the actuator, a mechanical linkage interface, and a second housing at least partially enclosing the power source, the controller, and the actuator. The mechanical linkage interface is coupled to the actuator shaft and has a mating surface on one end. The substance is injected after the temperature of the substance is altered.02-05-2009
20090118684THERMAL PERSONAL CARE SYSTEMS AND METHODS - Devices and methods for the treatment of skin conditions and lesions are disclosed herein. A thermal device can be used to heat or cool a personal care pack that can then be used to cleanse, treat, and rejuvenate the skin. The personal care pack can be formulated with smooth or abrasive material and can contain a variety of liquids, lotions or gels. Application of the personal care pack, at the desired temperature to the skin can stimulate deeper blood circulation, clear pores, diminishes or removes deep and fine wrinkles, accelerate acne clearing, treat blemished skin, decrease edema and erythema of the skin, and reduce puritis of various etiologies.05-07-2009
20110270200System And Method For Applying A Reflectance Modifying Agent To Improve The Visual Attractiveness Of Human Skin - A computer-controlled system determines attributes of a frexel, an area of human skin, and applies a modifying agent (RMA) at the pixel level, typically to make the skin appear more youthful and so more attractive. The system scans the frexel, identifies unattractive attributes, and applies the RMA, typically with an inkjet printer. The identified attributes relate to reflectance and may refer to features such as irregular-looking light and dark spots, age-spots, scars, and bruises. Identified attributes may also relate to the surface topology of the skin, for more precisely enhancing surface irregularities such as bumps and wrinkles. Feature mapping may be used, for example to make cheeks appear pinker and cheekbones more prominent. The RMA can be applied in agreement with identified patterns, such as adding red to a red frexel, or in opposition, such as adding green or blue to a red frexel, according to idealized models of attractiveness.11-03-2011
20090264838Liquid streaming devices for treating wounds, method of making such devices, and method of using such devices for treating wounds - A liquid streaming device for treating a wound includes a body having a lower surface for application to skin region around the wound to be treated and to conform to the contour of the skin region, and an upper surface facing outwardly when the body is applied to the skin region; a recess formed in the lower surface of the body and configured to enclose the wound when the body is applied to the skin region, and to define a chamber closed on one side by the skin region and the wound, and on the opposite side by the body; an inlet in the body on one side of the recess for introducing a treating liquid into an inlet side of the chamber; and an outlet in the body on another side of the recess for outletting the treating liquid from an outlet side of the chamber.10-22-2009
20090264837Wound closure and drainage system - A vacuum system for draining an open wound from liquids exuded therefrom, comprising an enclosure sealable to the wound circumference, a vacuum pump including a disposable pump unit detachably attachable to a non-disposable drive unit, and a waste container for collection of drained liquids. The enclosure has an outlet connected by means of a tube to an inlet of the pump unit and the waste container is connected to an outlet of the pump unit, such that when the vacuum pump is operated the drained liquids flow through the vacuum pump. The enclosure has one or more bleeding holes provided therethrough or adjacent to its outlet so that ambient air may enter the tube and flow together with the drained liquids. The enclosure and the waste container are disposable so that the drained liquids contact only disposable elements and may be disposed of together with all disposable elements.10-22-2009
20090312723Wound treatment apparatus and method - An apparatus for cleansing wounds with means for applying flow stress to the wound bed; and in which irrigant fluid from a reservoir connected to a conformable wound dressing and wound exudate from the dressing are moved by a device (which may be a single pump or two pumps) for moving fluid through a flow path which passes through the dressing and a means for providing simultaneous aspiration and irrigation of the wound, and means for applying flow stress to the wound bed. The former removes materials deleterious to wound healing, while distributing materials that are beneficial in promoting wound healing over the wound bed. The latter promotes wound healing. The dressing and a method of treatment using the apparatus.12-17-2009
20100137817System and Method for Mechanical Closure of Wounds - Devices for treating wounds and methods of treating wounds are described. In use, the devices allow both mechanical force and negative pressure therapy.06-03-2010
20110208137MEDICATED SLEEVE - Embodiments of the invention provide a stretchable sleeve having a medicinal section that can be loaded with a medicinal composition and a perforated section comprising a plurality of openings, wherein the medicinal section and the perforated section overlap, and wherein the sleeve is sized so that the interior surface of the medicinal section comfortably fits a body portion and the medicinal section contacts the body portion at the site of pain. Embodiments of the invention also provide methods for preparing a sleeve by applying a medicinal composition to the inner surface of the medicinal section through the openings at the perforated section. Embodiments of the invention also provide methods for relieving pain in a body portion by pulling the sleeve in an outside-out configuration straight up a body portion without having to roll and flip its exterior surface outside.08-25-2011
20090030383Suction Method and a Wound Suction System - A suction system for removal of fluids from a surface, e.g. a wound site, the system comprising a cover (01-29-2009
20120197216APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR RECONSTITUTING A PHARMACEUTICAL AND PREPARING THE RECONSTITUTED PHARMACEUTICAL FOR TRANSIENT APPLICATION - An apparatus and method 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 at least one absorbent pad. The absorbent pads may come in multiple shapes and or/sizes. 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.08-02-2012
20110208138DEVICE AND METHOD FOR ADMINISTERING A LIQUID DROP-BY-DROP - The invention relates to a device for administering a liquid drop by drop. This administering device comprises a packaging filled with the liquid, an outflow channel with an administering opening, and means connected to the outflow channel for opening the packaging, wherein the opening means and the packaging are movable relative to each other. The device can have means for receiving the packaging, which receiving means can be adapted to fix the packaging, wherein the opening means are then movable relative to the receiving means. The opening means can conversely also be fixed relative to the receiving means, wherein the packaging is then movable in the receiving means. The opening means can be formed by a sharp outer end of the outflow channel. The invention further relates to 14 a method for administering a liquid drop by drop, comprising the steps of: supplying a packaging filled with liquid, forming an opening in the packaging using opening means, and connecting the opening to an outflow channel which has an administering opening, wherein the opening is formed by moving the opening means and the packaging relative to each other. The device and method according to the invention make it possible to press liquid per drop out of the packaging. Drops are formed here of a substantially constant volume and the quality thereof is guaranteed.08-25-2011
20090005744SYSTEM FOR TREATING A WOUND WITH SUCTION AND METHOD OF DETECTING LOSS OF SUCTION - A system for applying suction to a wound uses a reference airflow for monitoring system operation. A reference airflow (or “controlled leak”) to the suction source is provided when the system is in operation, such that deviation from the reference airflow can be monitored as an indication of a change in operation, such as a leak in the seal of the wound cover, a blockage of airflow from crimping of the suction conduit or overfill of the waste collector, or an inadvertent turn off or disconnect from the suction source.01-01-2009
20090143751Adaptable topical hyperbaric device - A wound treatment device includes a seal of variable size for attaching the device to various locations on a patient for treatment of wounds or lesions. The seal has a plurality of weakened areas which allow portions of the seal to be removed for increasing the size of the seal opening to accommodate wounds or lesions of different size.06-04-2009
20130218104DEVICES AND METHODS FOR DELIVERY OF AGENTS TO BIOLOGICAL TISSUE - Described herein are systems, apparatuses, and methods that employ a medical device to augment delivery of an agent to biological tissue. The medical device includes a reservoir containing the agent, a release port, and sealable base that can be attached to the biological tissue so that the agent is held under pressure upon attachment. The device can only release the agent through the release port. A penetrating instrument can be utilized to augment delivery of the agent to the biological tissue.08-22-2013
20090198198Method of treating skin for cellulite reduction - A method is provided for the reduction of cellulite by means of loofah exfoliation. A rotatable, handheld loofah applicator device, used in combination with the unique application of a specific sequence of natural components, are applied daily, directly to targeted areas of the body where cellulite is located. This method removes cellulite formed on the skin, resulting in weight reduction and smoother, younger looking skin at the targeted areas of application.08-06-2009
20110230848EPITHELIALIZATION METHODS, DRESSINGS, AND SYSTEMS - Methods, dressings, and systems for promoting epithelialization of a wound or other tissue are presented. The methods, dressings, and systems help form simulated rete pegs. In one instance, an epithelialization dressing is disclosed that may include a dressing body having a plurality of projections. A plurality of apertures is formed on a portion of the dressing body. The dressing helps manage fluids on the wound and the projections form cavities into which epithelial tissue migrates to from epithelial columns that function like rete pegs. Other dressings, methods, and systems are disclosed.09-22-2011
20110230847APPARATUS FOR SANITIZING BENEATH A WORN MEDICAL CAST - An apparatus for sanitizing the skin area beneath a worn medical cast includes a thin elongate and flexible member made from a highly pliable material, the member including a distal end having at least one cleaning pad secured thereon. The thin elongate member is sized to be fitted between the skin of a cast wearer and the inner surface of a worn cast. In one version, disposable cleaning pads are releasably secured to the distal end of the elongate member.09-22-2011
20090054855APPARATUS FOR ASPIRATING, IRRIGATING AND/OR CLEANSING OF WOUNDS - An apparatus (02-26-2009
20120078204TRANSDERMAL SYSTEMS CONTAINING MULTILAYER ADHESIVE MATRICES TO MODIFY DRUG DELIVERY - A transdermal drug-containing dosage unit comprises: a backing layer substantially impervious to the drug to be delivered transdermally; a first polymeric adhesive matrix, in contact with the backing layer, having dispersed therein the drug and having a first delivery profile of the drug; a second polymeric adhesive matrix, in contact with said first polymeric adhesive matrix, having dispersed therein the drug and having a second delivery profile of the drug, wherein said second delivery profile is different from said first delivery profile; and a release liner in contact with the second polymeric adhesive matrix. The first polymeric adhesive matrix can release the drug more quickly or more slowly than the second polymeric adhesive matrix. Through the selection of the two matrices, the delivery profile of the drug through the skin can be selectively modified and controlled.03-29-2012
20090204084APPARATUS - An apparatus for aspirating, irrigating and/or cleansing wounds (08-13-2009
20090240216NEGATIVE PRESSURE TREATMENT SYSTEM WITH HEATING AND COOLING PROVISION - A method, and apparatus for the controlled acceleration, and/or retardation of the body's inflammatory response generally comprises a foam pad for insertion substantially into a wound site, a heating, a cooling pad for application over the wound site, a wound drape or sealing enclosure of the foam pad, the heating, and cooling pad at wound site. The foam pad is placed in fluid communication with a vacuum source for promotion of the controlled acceleration or retardation of the body's inflammatory response. The heating, and cooling provision controls the local metabolic function as part of the inflammatory response.09-24-2009
20090240215APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR DELIVERING THERAPEUTIC AGENTS - In various embodiments, a drug-delivery device includes one or more reservoirs that may each contain a therapeutic agent for delivery to a patient.09-24-2009
20090254053IRRIGATION DRESSING AND METHOD OF APPLYING SUCH AN IRRIGATING DRESSING - The present invention relates to an irrigation dressing, comprising a first body (10-08-2009
20090254054APPARATUS FOR ASPIRATING, IRRIGATING AND CLEANSING WOUNDS - An apparatus for cleansing wounds in which irrigant fluid from a reservoir connected to a conformable wound dressing and wound exudate from the dressing are recirculated by a device for moving fluid through a flow path which passes through the dressing and a means for fluid cleansing and back to the dressing. The cleansing means (which may be a single-phase, e.g. microfiltration, system or a two-phase, e.g. dialytic system) removes materials deleterious to wound healing, and the cleansed fluid, still containing materials that are beneficial in promoting wound healing, is returned to the wound bed. The dressing and a method of treatment using the apparatus.10-08-2009
20100274206Method and Apparatus for Application of a Fluid - A method and apparatus for separation, concentration, and/or applying a biological or bio-engineered fluid. Generally, the fluid application device includes a sprayer body to enable the application of the fluid and a container adaptable to enable the separation of the fluid into at least a first component and a second component. The container is releasably coupled to the nozzle. The nozzle is adapted to withdraw at least one of the first component or the second component from the container after the fluid has been separated to apply the fluid to a selected site.10-28-2010
20090259203CLOSED INCISION NEGATIVE PRESSURE WOUND THERAPY DEVICE AND METHODS OF USE - A surgical tissue therapy device includes a sealant layer and a collection chamber. The sealant layer functions so as to create a sealed enclosure or space between it and the surface of a patient by forming, preferably, an airtight seal around a surgical area of skin trauma. The closed incision tissue therapy device also comprises a collection chamber, which may comprise an elongate tubular chamber with a plurality of longitudinally spaced openings. The collection chamber may be configured to be in fluid communication with the sealant layer and the area of skin trauma and functions as to distribute the negative pressure applied to a surgically closed area of skin trauma. Preferably, the pressure under the sealant layer is reduced by expanding the volume of the enclosure space and thereby decreasing the density of air molecules under the sealant layer. The collection material may comprise a material and/or a configuration that permits length changes based upon the length of the corresponding surgical wound or incision.10-15-2009
20110060296Wound covering and method for treating a wound - A wound covering is described herein and which includes a flexible substrate having first and second portions which are affixed together, and moveable one relative to the other, and wherein the second portion is, at least in part, optically transparent, and permits the viewing of a wound site on a patient; and an at least partially rigid member mounted on the first portion, and extends outwardly relative to the first portion.03-10-2011
20110060295Method of Reducing Infections and/or Air Embolisms Associated with Vascular Access Procedures - A method of reducing infections associated with vascular access procedures. A powder containment device (PCD) is preferably adhesively attached to a skin area, the PCD having a hole formed centrally therethrough adapted to completely surround the catheter wound site. The open cavity formed by the PCD being attached to the skin is filled with a hemostatic agent of a salt ferrate and an insoluble cation exchange material. The salt ferrate combines with blood to form a trivalent Fe03-10-2011
20090299303REDUCED-PRESSURE, LINEAR WOUND CLOSING BOLSTERS AND SYSTEMS - A reduced-pressure, linear-wound closing bolster has a pivotable frame that moves from an extended position to a compressed position under the influence of reduced pressure. The closing bolster may have a first closing member, a second closing member, and an interior space. A manifold member is disposed within the interior space and may be coupled to the pivotable frame. When a reduced pressure is applied, the pivotable frame is urged from the extended position to the compressed position. A first gripping member for transmitting a closing force from the first closing member to a first edge of a linear wound may be attached. Likewise, a second gripping member for transmitting a closing force from the second closing member to a second edge of the linear wound may be attached. Systems and methods are also presented.12-03-2009
20090076467METHODS FOR APPLICATION OF REDUCED PRESSURE THERAPY - Described generally herein are tissue therapy devices, which may comprise a sealant layer and a suction apparatus. The sealant layer functions so as to create a sealed enclosure between it and the surface of a patient by forming, preferably, an airtight seal around an area of tissue that requires negative pressure therapy. The tissue therapy device may comprise a suction apparatus. The suction apparatus is typically in fluid communication with the sealant layer and functions so as to reduce the amount of pressure present underneath the sealant layer. The reduced pressure is self-created by the suction apparatus. Together the sealant layer and the suction apparatus preferably create a closed reduced pressure therapy system. Preferably, the pressure under the sealant layer is reduced by expanding the volume of the enclosure space and thereby decreasing the density of the air molecules under the sealant layer.03-19-2009
20110118678Condensed eye dropper alignment apparatus and method for using same - The present application discloses a new and novel system and apparatus for improving the accuracy with which a person may apply eye drops to their own eye. The apparatus holds a bottle of eye drops at a fixed and certain distance above the eye, beside the nose and below the forehead brow such that the user may easily apply eye drops consistently to one particular portion of their own eye. The apparatus sits on the nasion of the nose using a nasal bridge device and also rests on two pillars that are placed on the user's forehead. Used in such a manner, the apparatus facilitates one-handed eye drop application, facilitates both non-visual alignment and oblique alignment, and reduces reflective blinking.05-19-2011
20100137818MULTI-PIECE PUNCTAL PLUG - A multi-piece punctal plug has one or more superficial plugs connected to an anchor plug deeper in the naso-lacrimal canaliculus. The anchor is fixed to the wall of the lacrimal duct while the superficial plugs are axially and detachably secured to the anchor plug so that the multi-plug complex may be inserted or removed together as one, or the superficial plugs may be detached separately and replaced securely without disturbing the anchor. Removal and insertion is accomplished by a specific tool having an end for engaging the plugs.06-03-2010
20110028917WOUND MANAGEMENT - A method and apparatus are disclosed for delivering at least one agent to a wound site. The method includes the steps of providing a delivery tube having an outlet at a wound site, covering the wound site with a drape and introducing agent at an agent inlet port of the delivery tube. The agent passes along the delivery tube through the drape to the wound site. The agent can be a wide variety or mixture of fluids such as but not limited to pain relief medicament, anti-biotics, saline solution and/or hydrating fluid.02-03-2011
20120245537TRANSDERMAL THERAPEUTIC SYSTEM HAVING STABILIZED MEMBRANE - The invention relates to a transdermal therapeutic system made of the following layers: a carrier layer (T), an active ingredient layer (R), a membrane layer (M) and optionally an adhesive layer (K), wherein the carrier layer (T) is impenetrable to the active substance and to water, the active substance layer (R) comprises as an active substance component the salt of an alkali reactive active substance, such as a CNS-active amine in combination with at least one alkali reactive further component, and a polymer component (P1), wherein the active substance is released from the active substance layer (R) only by the moisture entering from the exterior through the membrane layer (M), and the membrane layer (M) is made of a polymer component (P2), allowing a uniform delivery of basic active substances to the skin.09-27-2012
20090221977APPARATUS WITH ACTIVES FROM TISSUE - An apparatus for cleansing wounds in which irrigant fluid containing one or more physiologically active components from a means for supplying physiologically active agents from cells of tissue to the wound, e.g. an irrigant reservoir connected to a container that contains a cell or tissue component, in turn connected to a supply tube, connected to a conformable wound dressing and wound exudate from the dressing are moved by a device (which may be a single pump or two or more pumps) for moving fluid through a flow path which passes through the dressing and a means for providing simultaneous aspiration and irrigation of the wound. The latter removes materials deleterious to wound healing, while distributing materials that are beneficial in promoting wound healing from cells or tissue and the physiologically active components in therapeutically active amounts in a precise and time-controlled manner over the wound bed. The dressing, including one with openings that deliver the irrigant fluid directly to the wound bed over an extended area, and a method of treatment using the apparatus.09-03-2009
20090112170Apparatus and methods for controlling tissue oxygenation for wound healing and promoting tissue viability - A non-invasive tissue oxygenation system for accelerating the healing of damaged tissue and to promote tissue viability is disclosed herein. The system is comprised of a lightweight portable electrochemical oxygen concentrator, a power management system, microprocessors, memory, a pressure sensing system, a temperature monitoring system, oxygen flow rate monitoring and control system, a display screen and key pad navigation controls as a means of providing continuous variably controlled low dosages of oxygen to a wound site and monitoring the healing process. A kink resistant oxygen delivery tubing, whereby the proximal end is removably connected to the device and the distal end with holes or a flexible, flat, oxygen-permeable tape is positioned on the wound bed as a means of applying oxygen to the wound site. The distal end of the tube is in communication with the electrochemical oxygen concentrator and wound monitoring system to communicate temperature and oxygen partial pressure information. A moisture absorbent dressing is positioned over the distal end of the tubing on the wound site and a reduced moisture vapor permeable dressing system is positioned whereby covering the moisture absorbent dressing, distal end of tubing and wound site creating a restricted airflow enclosure. The restricted airflow enclosure allows the out-of-the-way control and display unit to provide a controlled hyperoxia and hypoxia wound site for accelerated wound healing.04-30-2009
20090105669METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TREATING SUBJECTS SUFFERING FROM CONTRACTURE - A method and apparatus for cleaning a subject suffering from contracture provides a threaded and flexible cleaning tool for insertion between muscles joints or body parts suffering from contracture requiring no prying open of joints or minimally prying open of joints in order to facilitate cleaning of body parts otherwise obstructed by the contracture.04-23-2009
20130131611MEDICAL DEVICE RECEPTACLE FILLING METHOD AND APPARATUS - An apparatus and method for dispersing fluid from a fluid dispersal line is provided. The method comprises initiating operation of the medical apparatus, determining whether fluid has been dispersed from the medical apparatus via the fluid dispersal line since said initiating occurred, and assessing whether fluid is available in the fluid dispersal line. If fluid has not been dispersed from the medical apparatus since said initiating occurred and fluid is not available in the fluid dispersal line, the method includes distributing a commanded quantity of fluid plus an amount of fluid determined to fill the fluid dispersal line. Otherwise the method disperses only the commanded quantity of fluid.05-23-2013
20110112490Releasably Sealable Wound Dressing for NPWT - A therapeutic device having a hydrogel drape and a method of treatment using the same.05-12-2011
20090069759APPARATUS FOR CLEANSING WOUNDS WITH MEANS FOR SUPPLY OF THERMAL ENERGY TO THE THERAPY FLUID - An apparatus (03-12-2009
20110172611DELIVERY SYSTEM - Provided herein is a delivery system, including: (a) an optical sensor configured to detect data useful to create a map of a bodily surface; and (b) a printer operatively associated with the optical sensor and configured to deliver compositions (optionally including cells) to the bodily surface based upon the data or map. Methods of forming a tissue on a bodily surface of a patient in need thereof are also provided, as are methods, systems and computer program products useful for processing bodily surface data.07-14-2011
20130138054WOUND TREATMENT DEVICE - A method of wound treatment can comprise providing a wound treatment device with a wound surface cover and a wound insert. The method can also include positioning the wound insert in contact with the wound, covering the wound insert and wound with the wound surface cover, affixing the wound surface cover to the skin surrounding the wound and compressing the wound insert by applying pressure to the wound surface cover.05-30-2013
20100234818Dressing Substrate - A wound shield to manage repetitive access stress may include a conformable substrate to circumscribe a wound. Any suitable dressing may be secured to the conformable substrate providing separation between the wound and the dressing. The wound substrate may provide a site for attachment of adhesive dressings to shield the patient's skin from the pain of repetitive access and or removal of the dressings. A conformable substrate may be composed of one or more layers of any suitable material and may include adhesive on one or more surfaces to secure the substrate to the wound site and or to secure the dressing to the conformable substrate. A wound substrate may include strong adhesive to secure the substrate to the patients skin. The conformable wound substrate will be formed of any suitable non-absorbent material to permit long term application adjacent a wound. Thus many dressings may be applied and removed from a single wound substrate shielding the patient's skin from repetitive insult. A wound substrate according to the present disclosure may also be combined with a conformable frame to provide exudate management and or pressure distribution around a wound.09-16-2010
20090062753DISPOSABLE ANALGESIC AND LOCAL ANESTHETIC UNDERGARMENT - Various embodiments of this invention disclose disposable undergarments, such as women's panties or men's briefs, which are lined with local anesthetics that create an area or areas of numbness on the body.03-05-2009
20110245783ABUSE DETERRENT TRANSDERMAL FORMULATIONS OF OPIATE AGONISTS AND AGONIST-ANTAGONISTS - Described herein are abuse-resistant multi-layer transdermal patches comprising opioids and opioid prodrugs having a barrier layer located between the layer containing opioid or opioid prodrug and a layer containing an opioid antagonist or opioid antagonist prodrug.10-06-2011
20110245784ANTI-INFECTIVE COMPOSITIONS, METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR TREATING PATHOGEN-INDUCED DISORDERED TISSUES - Compositions, methods and systems for treating disordered epithelial tissues, such as is caused by pathogens and/or by toxins produced thereby. The invention relates to the use of an anti-infective and/or antimicrobial active agent in a carrier, with vigorous agitation of the disordered epithelial tissue for topical treatment thereof under such conditions sufficient to achieve clinically discernable improvement of the disordered epithelial tissue. The preferred anti-infective and/or antimicrobial active agent comprises an organohalide, such as a quaternary ammonium halide compound, preferably benzalkonium chloride. The inventive compositions and methods may employ the use of an applicator adapted for use in promoting the penetration of the treatment composition and/or the vigorous agitation of the disordered tissue.10-06-2011
20110092924CONTROLLING OF MULTIPLE PUMPS - An apparatus for controlling vacuum pressure is provided. The apparatus includes a multiple axis controller, such as a dual axis footpedal, and a processing apparatus, such as an instrument host running software, configured to receive multiple axis data from the multiple axis controller. The apparatus also includes a first pump configured to provide nonzero fluid pressure at a first nonzero fluid pressure level based on a first axis state of the multiple axis controller and a second pump configured to provide nonzero fluid pressure at a second nonzero fluid pressure level based on a second axis state of the multiple axis controller. The processing apparatus causes switching between the first pump and the second pump based on the first axis state and the second axis state of the multiple axis controller.04-21-2011
20110092923Portable Eye-wiping Device - A portable heater with ovoid receptacle is disclosed. The portable heater comprises a top member comprising a semi-ovoid cavity, a bottom member comprising a semi-ovoid cavity, a hinge operatively connected to the top and bottom members, and a heating mechanism.04-21-2011
20090048567PATCH - The invention provides a patch device adapted for use in the transdermal administration to a patient of a composition including one or more pharmaceutically, cosmetically, pesticidally, prophylactically, and nutritionally active substance, the patch consisting of a layered construct adapted to be adhered to the skin of a patient and defining a cavity for receiving one or more disruptable containers of the composition or components of the composition to be administered between a proximal layer and a distal layer thereof, which proximal layer is adapted in use to be located in intimate contact with the skin of the patient and which distal layer is in use disposed on the outer side thereof, wherein the proximal layer is partially permeable to that composition, so that in use the integrity of the one or more containers may be disrupted thereby causing the composition to be disposed in the cavity and permeate from there through the proximal layer to be absorbed through the skin into the body of the patient. The invention further provides a method of applying an irritant to the skin of a user.02-19-2009
20100063462Methods and Apparatus for Charging and Evacuating a Diffusion Dressing - A system for introducing a therapeutic agent into a diffusion device and for enabling evacuation of contents contained therein the diffusion device characterized as having at least one interior reservoir accessible through a penetrable external device layer comprising one or more ports installed or installable to the external device layer, and an agent delivery mechanism coupled to at least one of the ports.03-11-2010
20090216204AUTO-REPLENISHING, WOUND-DRESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD - Apparatus and methods to treat skin defects include a pump with reservoirs for a pressurization gas and a fluid, the fluid loaded at a factory and sealed or filled at point of use through a valve, septum, or the like. Upon activation, the pump generates a gas introduced into the gas reservoir, a movable wall of which displaces a movable wall of a fluid source, thus dispensing the fluid into the dressing to spread throughout irrespective of orientation of the dressing, maintaining a transport fluid (e.g. carrier) in the dressing and in contact with a skin defect being treated. Delivery may be periodic, constant, programmatically controlled, or manual. A dressing may maintain intimate contact, a transport fluid, and a controllable concentration of active ingredient against a skin defect.08-27-2009
20100130945TREATMENT OF TISSUE VIA APPLICATION OF MAGNETIC FIELD - A method of preconditioning a potentially ischemic myocardium or treating a myocardium under an ischemic distress event is disclosed. The method comprises exposing the myocardium to an alternating magnetic field at a frequency of from 15.5N Hz to about 16.5N Hz or from 7.8 Hz to 8.2 Hz and duration selected so as to activate potassium ATP channels in the myocardium, wherein N is a positive integer.05-27-2010
20100057023DEVICES AND METHODS FOR DELIVERING ACTIVE AGENTS TO TARGET SITES - The subject invention provides novel, inexpensive, and highly effective methods and devices for convenient and effective wound irrigation. In one embodiment the subject invention provides a discharge means for a reservoir housing containing irrigation solution wherein the discharge means has one or more specifically designed nozzles through which a sufficient volume of the irrigation solution can pass at an appropriate pressure.03-04-2010
20110098664Eye dropper alignment apparatus and method for using same - The present application discloses a new and novel system and apparatus for improving the accuracy with which a person may apply eye drops to their own eye. The apparatus holds a bottle of eye drops at a fixed and certain distance above the eye, beside the nose, and below the forehead brow such that the user may easily apply eye drops consistently to one particular portion of their own eye. The apparatus sits on the nasion of the nose using a nasal bridge device and also rests on two pillars that are placed on the user's forehead. Used in such a manner, the apparatus facilitates one-handed eye drop application, facilitates both non-visual alignment and oblique alignment, and reduces reflective blinking.04-28-2011
20110251567APPARATUS FOR ASPIRATING, IRRIGATING AND CLEANSING WOUNDS - An apparatus for cleansing wounds in which irrigant fluid from a reservoir connected to a conformable wound dressing and wound exudate from the dressing are recirculated by a device for moving fluid through a flow path which passes through the dressing and a means for fluid cleansing and back to the dressing. The cleansing means (which may be a single-phase, e.g. microfiltration, system or a two-phase, e.g. dialytic system) removes materials deleterious to wound healing, and the cleansed fluid, still containing materials that are beneficial in promoting wound healing, is returned to the wound bed. The dressing and a method of treatment using the apparatus.10-13-2011
20110152796SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND DEVICES FOR RESTORING LYMPHATIC FLOW ASSOCIATED WITH A SUBCUTANEOUS DEFECT IN A PATIENTS BODY - Methods, devices, and systems are disclosed that help to restore lymphatic flow associated with a subcutaneous defect in a patient's body by approximating portions of the subcutaneous defect using reduced pressure and a tissue-approximating device. The tissue approximating device may include a curved member that is formed from a semi-rigid material and defines a concave space that goes over the subcutaneous defect. A flange portion is formed on the curved member. A reduced-pressure aperture is formed on the curved member for providing reduced pressure to the concave space. The tissue-approximating device also includes a spacer member disposed on a tissue-facing side of the curved member and aligned substantially with the reduced-pressure aperture. Other systems, devices, and methods are disclosed.06-23-2011
20120035559Device and Method for Abscess Irrigation - The subject invention provides novel, inexpensive, and highly effective methods and devices for convenient and effective irrigation of abscesses, puncture wounds, and similar types of deep tissue wounds. In one embodiment the subject invention provides a discharge apparatus for a reservoir housing containing irrigation solution, wherein the discharge apparatus has a specifically designed nozzle for insertion into a wound opening and through which a sufficient volume of the irrigation solution can pass at an appropriate pressure.02-09-2012
20110071481Noninvasive Lacrimal Canalicular Occlusion Device and Method - A device enables a patient to perform non-invasive punctal occlusion by applying firm pressure to the skin external to the lacrimal canaliculi during the administration of eyedrop medicine, for the purpose of prolonging the medicine retention time. The device of this invention may be adjusted to fit the nasal aspect of the orbital rims where the lacrimal canaliculi are located. The pressure to be applied on the lacrimal canaliculi is adjustable to meet the optimal pressure requirement. The device also has a visual reference attachment that provides visual referencing points for positioning the tip of the eyedrop bottle towards the eyes. This device enables a hands-free operation and does not interfere with the wearing of eyeglasses.03-24-2011
20120302973SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF STIMULATION AND ACTIVATION OF FLUIDS FOR USE WITH INSTILLATION THERAPY - Systems and methods of stimulating or activating fluids for use in wound treatment systems.11-29-2012
20120302972Intrascleral Drug Delivery Device and Associated Methods - The present invention provides methods and devices for delivering an active agent into the eye of a subject. In one aspect, for example, the present invention provides an ocular drug delivery device including a housing configured to couple to the eye of the subject and a corneal seal coupled to the housing and positioned in the housing to encircle the cornea during use to form a corneal region, where the housing extends outward from the corneal seal to form a scleral region, and where the scleral region being positioned over the eye's sclera during use. The device further includes an active agent reservoir coupled to the housing and positioned to release active agent into the scleral region and a pressure regulator coupled to the housing that is operable to introduce negative pressure between the housing and the eye. Thus the corneal seal is operable to fluidically isolate the corneal region from the scleral region in response to the negative pressure.11-29-2012
20110009835WOUND CLEANSING APPARATUS WITH HEAT - An apparatus for cleansing and promoting tissue growth in wounds, in which irrigant fluid optionally containing cell nutrients and/or other physiologically active material from a reservoir connected to a conformable wound dressing and wound exudate from the dressing are recirculated by a device for moving fluid through a flow path which passes through the dressing, a biodegradable scaffold in contact with the wound bed and a means for fluid cleansing and back to the dressing. The apparatus has means for supplying thermal energy to the fluid in the wound. The cleansing means (which may be a single-phase, e.g. micro-filtration, system or a two-phase, e.g. dialytic system) removes materials deleterious to wound healing, and the cleansed fluid, still containing materials that are beneficial in promoting wound healing, is returned to the wound bed. The dressing and a method of treatment using the apparatus.01-13-2011
20120078205COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR DELIVERY OF SOLUTION TO THE SKIN - Compositions and methods for delivery of medicaments to human or animal skin, for example, the scalp, comprising the steps of transporting the medicaments in a volatile carrier solution to a position adjacent to the skin, and atomizing the preparation at said position onto the skin to thereby uniformly distribute the preparation over the scalp thereby improving absorption of the medicament through the skin.03-29-2012
20100280466Method For Delivering A Substance To An Eye - An ophthalmic delivery device includes a body defining a fluid reservoir and a pump in fluid communication with the reservoir. The delivery device also includes a nozzle that includes a dosage chamber for holding a dosage of fluid, a valve seat, and a valve cover. The valve cover extends about the valve seat and forms an interface therebetween and the valve seat includes an outlet aperture. The interface is in fluid communication with the outlet aperture and the dosage chamber, and at least part of the valve cover is movable between (i) a closed position with the valve cover engaging the valve seat to close the interface and form a fluid-tight seal therebetween, and (ii) an open position with at least part of the valve cover spaced away from the valve seat in response to fluid flowing through the outlet aperture at a pressure greater than a valve opening pressure to allow the passage of pressurized fluid therebetween. The valve seat and the valve cover are dimensioned to dispense the dosage of fluid through the interface at a velocity of equal to or less than 6 meters per second.11-04-2010
20090198199INERT CONTAINER AND DISPENSER - The invention relates to devices and methods for containing and dispensing a medicant, pharmaceutical product or other agent. Various elements of the devices may be constructed of materials that do not have a deleterious impact on the chemical composition, medicinal efficacy or other properties of the agent. In one embodiment, the device includes a vial with a pump sprayer, configured to contain a solution of oxychlorine compounds. The pump sprayer may be fitted with an insert constructed of glass, borosilicate glass, PTFE, PFA, chemically-modified PTFE or another inert material, and the entire assembly may be housed within a barrel and cap. Methods of using the aforementioned device to prevent, treat and/or reduce the risk of an infection on a surface area are also described.08-06-2009
20110015586APPLICATION OF POLYMERIC MATERIALS TO SCREENS TO FACILITATE HEMOSTASIS AND WOUND HEALING - This invention relates in general to a method and device for facilitating hemostasis and wound healing. In particular, the invention relates to the device comprising a polymeric material disposed on a scaffold that facilitates hemostasis and wound healing. Specifically, the invention contemplates the use of such scaffolds in conjunction with a negative pressure device.01-20-2011
20110022007OPHTHALMIC DEVICES FOR THE CONTROLLED RELEASE OF ACTIVE AGENTS - The invention provides devices useful for the delivery of active agents to the eye in a controlled manner. In the devices of the invention, the active agent is present within the device in a continuous or discontinuous concentration gradient.01-27-2011
20110022009Self-destructing transdermal therapeutic system having improved functionality and efficacy - The invention relates to a self-destructing transdermal therapeutic system (TTS), preferably in the form of a transdermal patch, that includes an active ingredient, an agent rendering the active ingredient useless, and a perforation mechanism. The perforation mechanism allows a mobile phase to reach an agent that is capable of rendering the active ingredient useless after removing the TTS after use. The agent then comes into contact with the active ingredient and destroys the active ingredient in the presence of the mobile phase.01-27-2011
20110125110MATERIAL FOR USE AS A WOUND PACKING ELEMENT, PARTICULARLY IN NEGATIVE PRESSURE WOUND THERAPY - A wound packing element is in the form of a nonwoven material, particularly an airlaid nonwoven material. Such a wound packing element, or a number of such wound packing elements formed into a layered assembly, may be utilised to pack a wound cavity. The wound packing element is of particular utility in negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT).05-26-2011
20100179492METHODS FOR INCREASING TRICHOGENICITY OF DERMAL CELLS - Methods for increasing trichogenic activity of populations of dermal cells by inducing local trauma to skin tissue that serves as a source of the dermal cells are provided. Methods for obtaining dermal cells with increased trichogenic activity and for using the disclosed dermal cells to implant into a mammalian host at a site of desired follicle generation are also provided.07-15-2010
20110202017MEASUREMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ESTABLISHING THE REFRACTION OF AN EYE, THE RADIUS OF CURVATURE OF THE CORNEA OR THE INTERNAL PRESSURE OF AN EYE - A method for establishing the refraction of an eye (08-18-2011
20110218505ANTIEMETIC PATCH - An antiemetic patch is provided. The antiemetic patch includes a backing layer, a release liner, and a matrix layer disposed between the backing layer and the release liner. The matrix layer includes an antiemetic composition, and the antiemetic composition includes an antiemetic agent ranged, a permeation enhancer and an adhesive.09-08-2011
20110218504STIMULATION OF CARTILAGE FORMATION USING REDUCED PRESSURE TREATMENT - A method of inducing new cartilage growth from periosteum in a mammal is provided. The method includes positioning a foam manifold in contact with the periosteum and positioning a drape over the foam manifold and the periosteum to create a sealed space between the drape and the periosteum. A reduced pressure is applied to the sealed space.09-08-2011
20090043268WOUND TREATMENT SYSTEM AND SUCTION REGULATOR FOR USE THEREWITH - A system is provided for the treatment of wounds by applying a negative pressure to a wound. The system comprises an electronically controlled suction regulator that comprises: a vacuum regulator, a coupler for coupling the vacuum regulator to an external vacuum source, a valve connected to the vacuum regulator for supplying a negative pressure to the wound, and a control circuit for generating control signals for controlling the valve so that negative pressure may be continuously or intermittently supplied to the wound. The system further comprises a wound dressing provided at the wound site and coupled to the electrically operated valve. The wound dressing comprises a wound dressing pad for placing over the wound, and a wound drape provided over the wound dressing pad and the wound site for sealing the wound site for application of the negative pressure.02-12-2009
20130012892Article of clothing for applying a pharmaceutical, a pharmaceutical delivery kit and method - An article of clothing is provided for topically delivering a pharmaceutical composition to a wearer of the article of clothing. The clothing typically includes at least three layers, an optional outer surface layer, a middle layer, and an inner layer. A pharmaceutical composition is applied to the inner layer. The middle layer prevents the pharmaceutical composition from passing from the inner layer to the outer surface layer. A method for delivering a pharmaceutical is also disclosed, wherein a pharmaceutical composition is applied to the inner layer of an article of clothing and the clothing is worn by a person. A pharmaceutical preparation delivery kit is also provided, wherein the kit includes an article of clothing for topically delivering a pharmaceutical composition and a pharmaceutical composition.01-10-2013
20130012893TOROIDAL PHARMACEUTICAL FORMULATIONS - There is provided methods for administering a toroidal pharmaceutical composition to a subject. The method includes dispensing a toroidal pharmaceutical composition, and allowing the toroidal pharmaceutical composition to contact a target organ of the subject, thereby administering the toroidal pharmaceutical composition. There are additionally provided toroidal aerosol delivery systems.01-10-2013
20110152795TRANSPARENT FACIAL TREATMENT MASK - The present invention features a facial mask comprising a water-insoluble, nonwoven substrate sized and shaped to lie against the face of a human user having an Average Wet Transparency Percentage of at least about 25% and/or a Percent Increase in Transparency of at least about 50%. Methods of treating the skin using facial masks are also provided.06-23-2011
20080228151Transdermal drug delivery with controlled heat for treating musculoskeletal pain and/or inflammation - Systems and methods for transdermal drug delivery with controlled heat are provided. Such systems can comprise a heating apparatus that includes an exothermic chemical composition, typically in the form of individual heating elements. The heating apparatus can be exposed to ambient oxygen through a cover. The cover can reduce the amount of ambient oxygen capable of contacting the chemical composition compared to when the cover is not present. In some embodiments, the heating apparatus can include more than one heating element. The systems can further include a drug-containing layer that includes a drug. The drug-containing layer can have a surface area of about 50 cm09-18-2008
20100305520Biodegradable Back and Body Strap - A unitary biodegradable, absorbent flexible back and body strap for selectively applying a protective substance and a skin-protective agent to a user's body, the strap having an elongated thin parallelepiped midportion, a biconcave first gripping end, and an opposite biconcave second gripping end, each end having a tip narrower in width than the midportion. The midportion is impregnated with a protective substance, which may be a body lotion, sunscreen, insect repellant, or a combination of sunscreen and insect repellant. At least one protective agent layer may be disposed on a midportion top side, which contains a skin-protective agent. The user alternatingly pulls the first gripping end and the second end from side to side across the desired body portion to selectively apply the protective substance and the skin-protective agent discards the strap whereinafter the strap biodegrades.12-02-2010
20120004627APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR ENZYMATIC DEBRIDEMENT OF SKIN LESIONS - An apparatus for debridement of devitalized tissue in skin lesions, that includes a plurality of height- and angle-adjustable inlet tubes and at least one outlet tube and a member that forms an occlusive seal around a skin lesion. The plurality of inlet tubes is adapted for directing a continuous stream of enzymatic solution to the surface and into the entire volume of the wound bed of the lesion and the at least one outlet is adapted for removing the enzymatic solution, fluids draining from the lesion and tissue debris from the occluded skin lesion.01-05-2012
20120004628WOUND DRESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF USE - A dressing (01-05-2012
20120310183PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION CONTAINING A HYPOMETHYLATING AGENT AND A HISTONE DEACETYLASE INHIBITOR - A pharmaceutical composition for induction therapy which has a hypomethylating agent and a histone deacetylase inhibitor (“HDAC inhibitor”); wherein the hypomethylating agent is a DNA and histone methylation inhibitor such as cladribine and the HDAC inhibitor is, for example, entinostat, panobinostat, vorinostat, and/or romedepsin; further wherein the hypomethylating agent and the HDAC inhibitor are combined in formulations for various administrations including e.g., a continuous delivery system such as a transdermal patch of at least one reservoir or a plurality of reservoirs, oral, a fixed-dose oral combination, intravenous, and combinations thereof. This pharmaceutical composition for induction therapy is used with a monoclonal antibody in the treatment of various cancers, sarcomas, and other malignancies.12-06-2012
20100211027OPHTHALMIC DROP DISPENSING TIP ASSEMBLY - A dispensing tip apparatus for an eye drop dispenser to administer topical ophthalmic solutions is described. The apparatus integrates an ophthalmic solution-dispensing tip with an optical gauging assembly. The tip provides continuous visual feedback about it orientation and relationship to the eye. The dispensing tip when attached to any standard topical ophthalmic solution dispensing bottle or reservoir enables the user to view a target, visually align the dispenser tip, and administer an eye drop with precision. There is also a visual feedback by which the dispenser tip is prevented from gaining too close proximity and contacting the eye, thus preventing contamination of the medication and its dispenser. The visual feedback can also contain textual or graphic information that serves as a promotional advertisement. The is assembly can be attached to the neck of an eye drop bottle or attached to the tip of an eye drop bottle.08-19-2010
20100318041METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SINGLE-USE CREAM OR LIQUID APPLICATOR - A method and apparatus for applying a cream, lotion, medicament, ointment, or other liquid from a disposable, single-use applicator that made be used with one hand. The assembly includes a flexible, low-rigidity container adapted to carry the agent therein. The assembly is formed with a container portion and an applicator tip, with the agent held inside by a perforated seal which is broken with a squeeze.12-16-2010
20120010578WOUND TREATMENT CONTAINMENT APPARATUS - The invention relates to the treatment of wounds. In particular, the invention relates to systems, devices, and methods enabling treatment (e.g., debridement) of wounds with liquid, gas, or particles in a non-controlled setting while providing containment of contaminated liquid, gas or particles, thereby preventing exposure of individuals and surfaces in proximity to the patient to infectious materials. In certain embodiments, the systems and devices are conformable to the contours of a non-planar surface, such as the human body (e.g., to seal or partially seal the device or system to a portion of a human body).01-12-2012
20100286630Method For Treating Overactive Bladders And A Device For Storage And Administration Of Topical Oxybutynin Compositions - The invention relates to a method for treating overactive bladders and a device for storing and administering non-occluded oxybutynin topical compositions.11-11-2010
20120022472APPLICATION METHOD OF EXTERNAL DERMATOLOGICAL MEDICATIONS, EVALUATING METHOD OF THE SAME, APPLICATION EVALUATING APPARATUS, AND APPLICATION EVALUATING PROGRAM - A method of applying an external dermatological medication to a skin or a skin substitute substrate with an external dermatological medication for evaluating characteristics of the external dermatological medication acquired by irradiating the skin or the skin substitute substrate with light including a first applying step of spreading the external dermatological medication in one direction on the skin or the skin substitute substrate from a side surface of the skin or the skin substitute substrate; a second applying step of spreading the external dermatological medication in a direction perpendicular to the one direction on the skin or the skin substitute substrate, wherein the first applying step and the second applying step are repeated by a predetermined number of times.01-26-2012
20120022471Cosmetic Composition for th Ecare and Correction of Telangiectasias - The present invention relates to a dermocosmetic composition of localised topical application in cream and/or emulsion form, to the procedure for obtainment thereof together with use thereof for care and correction of telangiectasias and to the method of administration thereof.01-26-2012
20120157937TRANSDERMAL THERAPEUTIC SYSTEM PROVIDED WITH IMPROVED LONG-TERM CARRYING COMFORT - The invention relates to transdermal therapeutic systems (TTS) comprising a backing, a reservoir layer containing at least one pharmaceutical active ingredient, and an adhesive. Said transdermal therapeutic systems are characterised in that they are able to continuously adhere to the surface of the skin over a long period of time. During said long period of time, a) there is at least one time interval during which the TTS adhering to the surface of the skin is intensively exposed to water, and b) the active ingredient is transdermally released. The invention also relates to a method for the continuous transdermal release of at least one pharmaceutical active ingredient over a long period of time.06-21-2012
20110092926ABUSE POTENTIAL REDUCTION IN ABUSABLE SUBSTANCE DOSAGE FORM - The potential for substance abuse involving residual amounts of abusable substances remaining in used skin-worn patches is reduced by the provision of a system and method for combining the abusable substance with a separate anti-abuse substance agent as part of a removal or disposal procedure.04-21-2011
20110092925LIQUID DISPENSING WITH BLINK DETECTION - This invention discloses methods and apparatus for providing a variable optic insert into an ophthalmic lens. An energy source is capable of powering the variable optic insert included within the ophthalmic lens. In some embodiments, an ophthalmic lens is cast molded from a silicone hydrogel.04-21-2011
20110092922TRANSDERMAL DISPENSING APPARATUS AND METHODS - An applicator for dispensing a therapeutic agent to an animal comprising a housing including first and second sections coupled together, the first and second sections defining a channel therebetween that includes at least one outlet; a hub integral with the first section and extending therefrom, the hub defining a conduit; and a bent path connecting the conduit to the channel. In accordance with this embodiment, the conduit, the bent path and the channel are fluidly connected.04-21-2011
20120116326METHODS, APPARATUSES AND SYSTEMS FOR CONDITIONING SKIN - Methods, apparatuses and systems are disclosed for conditioning a foot surface by contacting a foot surface with an article designed to contact foot surfaces for the purpose of abrading, moisturizing and otherwise conditioning a foot surface.05-10-2012
20110066120TRANSDERMAL DELIVERY SYSTEM, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME, AND TRANSDERMAL DELIVERY METHOD USING THE SYSTEM - Disclosed is a transdermal delivery system of multiple adhesive layers having a drug-free adhesive layer as an intermediate layer to control drug delivery rate. The transdermal delivery system enhances transdermal delivery rate in the early stage after application on skin and provides sustained control of the drug delivery rate in the intermediate and later stages. Thus, the drug delivery rate effective for treatment can be controlled in a sustained manner.03-17-2011
20110106021Device and Method for Topical Application of Therapeutics or Cosmetic Compositions - This invention relates to devices and methods for safely reconstituting and administering topical therapeutic or cosmetic compositions. The topical applicator according to the invention is particularly well suited for storing, reconstituting, and administering or applying highly toxic substances.05-05-2011
20110106022LONG-WEARING REMOVABLE PRESSURE SENSITIVE ADHESIVE - A medical grade adhesive comprises a mixture of at least one cross-linkable pressure sensitive adhesive component and at least one non-cross-linkable pressure-sensitive adhesive component, wherein the amount of each of said components is such that the resultant adhesive can adhere to human skin for a period of up to about 7-10 days but can be removed without causing trauma to the skin.05-05-2011
20120123356FOAM MATERIAL FOR MEDICAL USE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME - An in situ forming foam for medical applications and a method for making same is described, the method comprising the steps of: preparing a first component, Composition A, comprising an acidic solution of a polycationic polymer selected from the group comprising polymeric amines and polysaccharides; preparing a second component, Composition B, selected from the group comprising a metal carbonate, a metal bicarbonate or a mixture of a metal carbonate and a metal bicarbonate; maintaining said first and second components separately prior to mixing; and mixing said first and second components at an intended site of application. The foam is a mechanically robust but flexible and resilient material wherein the degree and nature of the porosity may be controlled.05-17-2012
20100094232Method for use of attachment device and system for corneal irrigating cannula - A cannula support serves in supporting a cannula relative to a non-contact lens assembly and a positioning mechanism for positioning the non-contact lens assembly. The cannula support includes a cannula holder and a gripper disposed relative to the cannula holder. The cannula holder is provided for receiving at least a portion of the cannula. The gripper is adapted to cooperatively engage a portion of one of the non-contact lens assembly and the positioning mechanism.04-15-2010
20090131888Electrochemical Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Device - A disposable wound-healing device is disclosed that incorporates a housing having a fluid-impermeable material having a cavity and a perimeter that can be sealed in an air-tight manner over a wound region of a patient. The device is capable of producing a negative pressure over the wound region by either removing oxygen from within the cavity, or absorbing fluid into the cavity and then removing the fluid from the cavity. The oxygen may be removed via chemical absorption, by an electrochemical cell or by a chemical reaction that cannibalizes oxygen from the cavity. The fluid may be removed through the use of osmotic or electro-osmotic cells, or through a one-way valve. The negative partial pressure over the wound region promotes healing.05-21-2009
20090131889TOPICAL COMPOSITION FOR TREATING PAIN - Topical compositions having as the active ingredient a hydrophilic material, such as a polyalkylene oxide homopolymer or copolymer, and methods of use, have been developed for the amelioration or prevention of pain or the sequelae of pain. The composition may be in the form of a cream, gel, lotion, spray, foam, paste, patch, suspension or dispersion. In the preferred embodiment, the formulation is a gel. The composition may contain a penetration enhancer, most preferably one with membrane disruptive properties. In one embodiment, the compositions are incorporated onto or into disposables such as hemorrhoid wipes, gauze, sponge, bandages, and wraps; mouth guards, dental trays; needles or catheters; adult diapers; gloves, socks or wrist bands, for ease of application. The composition is applied topically to a site at or adjacent to a painful region. The composition is reapplied as necessary. Pain relief is typically obtained within minutes and lasts for periods of variable duration ranging from minutes to several hours and even, in some cases, days. The composition is variably effective to treat visceral, somatic and neuropathic pain both acute and chronic as well as muscle pain and stiffness and joint pain and stiffness.05-21-2009
20120130322Method and Kit for Moisturizing the Surface of the Eye - A method for moisturizing the eye in which an amount of aqueous fluid is administered to the eye in an amount below that which causes flooding of the eye and removal of the normal tear film from the surface of the eye. The fluid, when administered in accordance with the invention, rehydrates the already present tear film rather than replacing the tear film. A kit for moisturizing the eye in accordance with the invention is also disclosed.05-24-2012
20120165762TRANSDERMAL DRUG DELIVERY DEVICE INCLUDING AN OCCLUSIVE BACKING - A transdermal drug delivery system for the topical application of one or more active agents contained in one or more polymeric and/or adhesive carrier layers, proximate to a non-drug containing polymeric backing layer which can control the delivery rate and profile of the transdermal drug delivery system by adjusting the moisture vapor transmission rate of the polymeric backing layer.06-28-2012
20120215185TRANSDERMAL DELIVERY SYSTEM FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF ROTIGOTINE - An improved Transdermal Delivery System (TDS) comprising a backing layer inert to the components of the matrix, a self-adhesive matrix containing rotigotine and a protective foil or sheet to be removed prior to use,08-23-2012
20110178479LEAK-RESISTANT BANDAGE SYSTEMS AND METHODS WITH HYDROPHILIC FOAM WOUND INSERT FOR FLUID-INSTILLATION AND/OR NEGATIVE-PRESSURE WOUND THERAPIES - Wound treatment systems and methods (e.g., having hydrophilic wound inserts), such as for negative-pressure and/or fluid-installation wound therapies. Some embodiments include a check-valve assembly between a wound dressing and a vacuum source.07-21-2011
20120215184CYLINDRICAL OCULAR INSERTS - Ocular inserts including a cylindrical body, a lumen and a hydrophilic polymer and strips thereof are suitable for contact with an eye of a subject suffering from an eye disorder. While in contact with an eye, the ocular inserts may be used for releasing various agents, including pharmaceutically active agents, and effecting a treatment of one or more eye disorders.08-23-2012
20120136323Wound Dressings, Methods of Using the Same and Methods of Forming the Same - Provided according to some embodiments of the invention are wound dressings that include a polymer matrix and nitric oxide-releasing polysiloxane macromolecules within and/or on the polymer matrix. Also provided are wound dressing kits and methods of using and forming such wound dressings.05-31-2012
20110184358PULSATILE PERI-CORNEAL DRUG DELIVERY DEVICE - The present invention is directed to a pulsatile ophthalmic peri-corneal drug delivery device. The device includes an annular body and a mechanism for releasing multiple separate and distinct doses of a therapeutic composition over an extended period of time.07-28-2011
20110184357DEVICES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS FOR INSTILLATION OF FOAMED FLUID WITH NEGATIVE PRESSURE WOUND THERAPY - Systems and methods for delivering a foamed fluid to a wound of a patient (e.g., through a wound dressing covering the wound and coupled to the skin around the wound).07-28-2011
20110184356BIOMOLECULAR WEARABLE APPARATUS - This invention relates to an apparatus that regulates thermodynamic energy-flow within a human body for producing beneficial effects such as, for example, improvement in strength, improvement in stamina, pain relief, etc. According to one embodiment, the invention provides a wearable apparatus that may include biomolecular components for building-up of a thermomagnetic energy within the human body. According to another embodiment, the invention provides a wearable apparatus that may include biomolecular components for dilution of a thermomagnetic energy within the human body. According to yet another embodiment, the invention provides a wearable apparatus that may include biomolecular components having orthomolecular and/or non-orthomolecular organic materials which are capable of thermomagnetic levororotary action and/or thermomagnetic dextrorotatory action.07-28-2011
20120220958VASCULAR ACCESS PRESERVATION IN HEMODIALYSIS PATIENTS - The present invention relates generally to the field of hemodialysis, including methods and kits that can be employed to improve hemodialysis therapy. The present invention encompasses methods and kits useful for reducing vascular access complications associated with hemodialysis therapy and prolonging the period of time for which a vascular access site can be used in a patient.08-30-2012
20120172821Therapeutic clothing and related methods - The present invention is related to articles of clothing that can be used to lessen the symptoms of particular diseases and/or skin conditions, designs of the clothing, and methods and tools for commercializing and marketing the clothing. In one aspect, the present invention is directed to an article of clothing. The article of clothing includes at least a first coating. The first coating decreases the wicking or absorbance of water as compared to clothing that does not include the coating.07-05-2012
20120215186DERMAL DELIVERY DEVICE - A transdermal drug delivery device is disclosed. Over an extended wear period, the device causes cumulative moderate irritation plus significant irritation of less than 5% and/or achieves a meaningful degree of detachment over a seven day period of less than 20%.08-23-2012
20120316516SYNCHRONIZED WATER AND PRODUCTION AND USE THEREOF - A synchronized water is disclosed, in which all single water molecules at the same time are arranged in an identical way to a stable homogeneous microstructure, wherein said synchronized water in a distilled condition and at atmospheric pressure has a) a density of from 0.997855 to 0.998836 g/ml at 22° C., b) a water temperature at the freezing point of from −6.7° C. to −8.2° C., c) a melting point of from 0.1° C. to 0.2° C., d) a surface tension of from 72.3 to 72.7 dyn/cm at 22 and e) a dielectric constant of from 82.4 to 82.6 F/m, as well as a method for preparation thereof and different uses thereof.12-13-2012
20120179122DEVICE FOR APPLYING AN OPHTHALMIC MEDICAMENT MIST - A device for applying an ophthalmologic medicament to a patient's eye is disclosed. The device comprises spectacles defined by a frame and at least one lens; at least one container adapted for accommodating the ophthalmologic medicament; the container is incorporated into the frame; dosing mechanism adapted to control doses of the medicament; and at least one nozzle in a fluid interconnection with the medicament container; the nozzle is secured mechanically to the frame; the nozzle is adapted for providing a medicament mist flow. The nozzle is placed in front of a peripheral portion of a patient's eye slot and adapted to provide the mist flow in front of the patient's eye.07-12-2012
20100274205WOUND CARE KIT - A wound treatment kit for use in negative pressure wound therapy comprising a first container, a second container, and a third container. The first container comprises wound and skin preparation materials, the second container comprises wound dressing materials, and the third container comprises wound sealing materials. The first container further comprises a first label providing information directing the user to use the wound and skin preparation materials first in sequence before the wound dressing materials and the wound sealing materials. The second container further comprises a second label providing information directing the user to use the wound dressing materials second in sequence after the wound and skin preparation materials and before the wound sealing materials. The third container further comprises a third label providing information directing the user to use the wound sealing materials third in sequence after the wound and skin preparation materials and the wound dressing materials.10-28-2010
20120179121Dial-Cap - An architecture is presented that provides a topical cream delivery device designed for effectively and easily administering hydrating and pain-relieving creams to dialysis patients' and other “in need” patients' needle sites. The topical cream delivery device comprises an adhesive bandage strip and a cavity positioned along the adhesive bandage strip. The cavity is typically filled with a hydrating and pain-relieving cream for dialysis patients, but could be filled with any other suitable cream or drug as well. The adhesive bandage strip further comprises an adhesive backing, for adhering to a user's skin. The adhesive bandage strip is attached to the adhesive backing on one side and covered with a protective paper on the other and cut to shape for application to a body surface. A user when using the topical cream delivery device peels off the protective paper from the adhesive backing and adheres the device to a body surface.07-12-2012
20100268176BIOCOMPATIBLE WOUND DRESSING - A biocompatible wound dressing comprised of a pad for insertion substantially into a wound site and wound drape for sealing enclosure of the foam pad at the wound site. The pad, comprised of a foam or other like material having relatively few open cells in contact with the areas upon which cell growth is to be encouraged so as to avoid unwanted adhesions, but having sufficiently numerous open cells so that drainage and negative pressure therapy may continue unimpaired, is placed in fluid communication with a vacuum source for promotion of fluid drainage, as known in the art. The pad is further comprised of an ultra-low density fused-fibrous ceramic, or a bioabsorbable branched polymer, or cell growth enhancing matrix or scaffolding.10-21-2010
20120220959SPREADING IMPLEMENT - This invention relates to an implement 08-30-2012
20110004170Apparatus and Method for Reconstituting a Pharmaceutical and Preparing the Reconstituted Pharmaceutical for Transient Application - 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.01-06-2011
20110004169Preparation and Use of Sleeve and Micro-Encapsulated Topical Analgesic Patch For Treating Pain - Novel micro-encapsulated topical analgesics are provided to treat pain and may be applied via sleeves having dosed therapeutic sections, especially to joints and extremities. Sleeves may be prepared and packaged inside-out and inverted when positioned by the wearer.01-06-2011
20110004168WOUND TREATMENT DEVICE EMPLOYING NEGATIVE PRESSURE - The present invention provides a device for wound treatment, comprising a chamber that includes an inner surface and defines a treatment space, the chamber being made of a flexible, impermeable material. The device further includes a plurality of structures configured to exert mechanical stress on a wound, the plurality of structures intruding from the inner surface of the chamber into the treatment space. The device further includes a tube having a first end connected to the chamber, the tube being in fluid communication with the treatment space so as to enable at least one selected from the group of applying negative pressure to the treatment space and applying a therapeutic modality.01-06-2011
20120238969Device and Method for Topical Application of Therapeutics or Cosmetic Compositions - This invention relates to devices and methods for safely reconstituting and administering topical therapeutic or cosmetic compositions. The topical applicator according to the invention is particularly well suited for storing, reconstituting, and administering or applying highly toxic substances.09-20-2012
20110046580Skin Patch Instrument For Treating Pain - The present invention provides a therapeutic patch for treating pain capable of compressing a tender area up to a boundary thereof and/or an entire induration with metallic grains or crushed stones by a treatment method in accordance with a classification determined after clarifying a site of pain by pressing a skin with a pressing bar or fingers (first to fourth fingers) to classify the cause of pain, thereby finding the presence of a geographical tender area and/or the presence of an induration on a skin as the cause of pain.02-24-2011
20110046579USE OF A 1-N-(HALO-3-PYRIDYLMETHYL)-N-METHYLAMINO-1-ALKYLAMINO-2-NITROETHY- LENE DERIVATIVE FOR PREPARING A TOPICAL VETERINARY PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION FOR COMBATING EXTERNAL PARASITES - The present invention relates to the use, as active ingredient, of a 1-N-(halo-3-pyridylmethyl)-N-methylamino-1-alkylamino-2-nitroethylene derivative for preparing a veterinary pharmaceutical composition for topical use in the treatment of external parasites, in particular fleas, in domestic animals, in particular in dogs and cats, intended to be applied at least every 2 weeks.02-24-2011
20110046578DEVICE FOR THE CUTANEOUS APPLICATION OF SUBSTANCES - The invention relates to a device (02-24-2011
20120271251Skin Care Compositions and Uses Thereof - Various topical compositions for skin care are disclosed. These topical composition include: one or more acidic fermentation products derived from one or more (C10-25-2012
20120277693METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMPROVING THE APPEARANCE OF NAILS AFFECTED BY ONYCHOMYCOSIS THROUGH THE TOPICAL APPLICATION OF AN AQUEOUS SOLUTION CONTAINING BORIC ACID AND CAMPHOR OR OTHER TERPENES - A method of treating onychomycosis and improving nail appearance for persons suffering onychomycosis, including preparing an aqueous solution containing between 0.3% and 28% (3 g/L or 0.049 mole/L and 280 g/L or 4.53 mole/L) boric acid and between 0.1% and 11% (lg/L or 0.0066 mole/L and 110 g/L or 0.072 mole/L) camphor or other terpene, and applying the solution to the affected nails for a period of time between a few seconds up to 30 minutes at least once per day every day for a sufficiently long period of time for the condition to appreciably improve or to resolve.11-01-2012
20120277692HEMODIALYSIS VEIN PREPARATION APPARATUS AND METHODS - Methods and apparatus for applying focused pressure to a target vessel to dilate the target vessel for hemodialysis.11-01-2012
20120089104ANTIVIRAL TRANSDERMAL PATCH AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME - An antiviral transdermal patch including a backing layer, a viscous polymer layer, and a protection film layer. The viscous polymer layer includes an antiviral agent, a viscous polymer, and a transdermal enhancer. The transdermal enhancer is laurocapram or a mixture thereof. The antiviral agent is a nucleoside antiviral drug with a daily delivery rate of less than 100 mg/day. The patch effectively promotes the penetration of a nucleoside antiviral agent into the blood circulation and avoids enzymolysis in the gastrointestinal tract and the first pass effect of the liver and reduces side effect of drugs, thereby inhibiting the replication of target viruses and reducing viral DNA level in the serum. A method for producing the patch is also provided. The raw materials involved in the invention are easily purchased from the market at a low cost.04-12-2012
20120089103Medical Device For Healing Wounds and Skin Diseases - The present invention discloses a medical device having a disposable member for treating dermatological diseases and topical pathogeneses. The device comprises, inter alia, at least one inner layer at least partially made of a non-woven material, being in physical contact with at least a part of the derma having the dermatological diseases; at least one external impervious and flexible layer, at least partially made of material selected from a group consisting of silicone, rubber and polymer, enveloping the inner layer; and, source of hypertonic solution wetting the inner layer such that the inner layer is continuously immersed with the hypertonic solution and a constantly hypertonic environment around the derma is maintained. The inner layer is disposable and reversibly detachable to the enveloping external layer such that frequent displacement of the inner layer is possible, topical pathogeneses are being removed and dermatological diseases are being treated.04-12-2012
20120289912WOUND SHIELD - A preformed wound shield includes a frame formed of one or more layers of suitable material and any suitable covering. Exudate absorbing or transporting material may also be one of two or more layers of material forming the frame.11-15-2012
20100185163Method and Apparatus for Bridging From a Dressing in Negative Pressure Wound Therapy - A method of bridging from a wound dressing to a wound port for negative pressure wound therapy includes positioning an elongate wick between a wound and a remote location with respect to the wound. The elongate wick includes a three-dimensional spacer fabric having an upper fabric layer spaced from a lower fabric layer by an intermediate layer of pile threads. The elongate wick is covered with a flexible wick cover such that an enclosure is formed around the elongate wick. A substantially fluid-tight seal is established between a first end of the elongate wick cover and the wound dressing such that a reservoir is defined over the wound in which a negative pressure may be maintained. A substantially fluid-tight seal is established between a second end of the elongate wick cover and a fluid port configured for connection to a source of negative pressure.07-22-2010
20120136322Anterior Segment Drug Delivery - A therapeutic system comprises an ocular insert placed on a region outside an optical zone of an eye. The ocular insert comprises two structures: a first skeletal structure and a second cushioning structure. The first structure functions as a skeletal frame which maintains positioning of the implant along the anterior portion of the eye and provides support to the second, cushioning structure. This first structure maintains the attachment of the therapeutic system to the anterior portion of the eye for at least thirty days. In some embodiments the first structure remains a constant size and shape, e.g. a ring shape, a ring with haptics, or a curvilinear ring that is confined to and restrainingly engages the inferior and superior conjunctival fornices so as to retain the implant within the tear fluid and/or against the tissues of the eye.05-31-2012
20100168686METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TREATING THE SKIN - A method for treating the skin involves a first stage of softening the skin by projecting steam including treatment material on to it, causing the pores to open and the material to penetrate the outer skin surface. Thereafter the pores are caused to close e.g. by projecting an astringent composition on to the skin. Apparatus to effect this is described. One form includes a sealable chamber into which a quantity of liquid treatment preparation may be placed and heated to vaporise it and project the vapour via a nozzle (07-01-2010
20120150132DISPOSABLE DISPENSER DROP DIVERTER - An attachment for use with a unit dose eye drop dispenser comprises a tapered receptacle and a lateral positioning arm. The tapered receptacle is “squeezable” so that a reservoir of the unit dose dispenser can be placed within the receptacle and the walls of the receptacle squeezed to dispense a droplet. The positioning arm is shaped to be placed over the patient's nosebridge to properly position the receptacle over the eye for optimum placement of an eye drop.06-14-2012
20130018333METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR APPLYING A HEATED SKIN TREATMENT SPRAY - Embodiments disclosed herein propose the controlled application of a heated spray cloud to a target surface. The spray cloud may be delivered in connection with applications of atomized (misted) sunless tanning sprays using a variety of spray systems. A formulation of the cosmetic or conditioning liquid may conduct and retain heat to allow a pleasantly warm spray to be received on the skin surface. The formula may come to temperature quickly and the heat may be retained even though a nozzle cooling effect inherently cools the spray as it leaves the nozzle.01-17-2013
20080255527Portable eye flushing system and method - Embodiments of the present invention relate to an adapter that fits over a convenient water source. The adapter includes a tube that provides a passageway for the fluid to reach the top of the adapter. At the top, there is an eye-cup with an internal delivery means for directing the fluid to a user's eye. In this manner, a user can flush their eye in a convenient, portable, and clean manner.10-16-2008
20080221533IMPLANTABLE DEVICE WITH BIOABSORBABLE LAYER, KIT AND METHOD FOR USE THEREWITH, AND APPARATUS FOR PREPARING SAME - An implantable device for use in an externally-accessible pierced opening in a mammalian body is disclosed. The implantable device has an elongated member adapted for insertion into the opening. A bioabsorbable material is provided on at least a portion of the elongated member and a pharmaceutical agent is carried by the bioabsorbable material for eluting into the mammalian body when the elongated member is disposed in the opening. An apparatus for use with a supply of bioabsorbable material to prepare an implantable device for use in an externally-accessible pierced opening in a mammalian body and a method of delivering a medicament to an externally-accessible pierced opening in a mammalian body are also disclosed. A kit including a container having a bioabsorbable material and medicament for applying to the implantable device prior to insertion into the externally-accessible pierced opening is also disclosed.09-11-2008
20130096515SKIN THERAPY SYSTEMS - A convenient and hygienic skin therapy system comprising an encaser, one or more therapeutic compositions, a sealing means and optional accessories is disclosed. A method of using such a skin therapy system is also provided. The skin therapy system and the use thereof provides an effective, efficient and safe therapeutic approach.04-18-2013
20130096516Healing Wounds by Restoring Physiological Norms - A method of treating a wound by restoring a bodies' physiological norms is disclosed. A wound dressing is applied over the wound in which the wound dressing has an inlet and an outlet and furthermore forms a substantially airtight cover over the wound. A vapor is supplied to the wound dressing via the inlet. The wound is warmed by condensing the vapor into a condensate on a surface of the wound, thereby releasing a latent heat of vaporization and adding moisture to the wound. The excess condensate is removed from the wound dressing via the outlet.04-18-2013
20130102977OPHTHALMIC COMPOSITION - The present invention provides an ophthalmic composition which stabilizes the tear film during wearing contact lens, prevents eye dryness, imparts a favorable sensation in using, is highly convenient with no risk of misuse and shows a high efficiency in the course from manufacturing to sales. More specifically, the present invention provides a wetting solution—eye drops for contact lenses comprising (A) one or more member(s) selected from the group consisting of a cellulose-based polymer, a vinyl-based polymer, polyethylene glycol and dextran; and (B) a terpenoid.04-25-2013
20130204212Adhesive Patch with Antimicrobial Composition - This disclosure describes example adhesive medical patches that may be used in combination with one or more antimicrobial agents to create and/or maintain an area of human skin that is free from contaminants. According to some embodiments, the disclosure describes that the adhesive patches may contain an adhesive material affixed to the perimeter of an impermeable backing According to some embodiments, the adhesive patch may also have a permeable layer containing an antimicrobial agent located interior to the adhesive material on the impermeable backing.08-08-2013
20130144225Method And Device For Scar Management - A device for scar management includes an applicator head including a recess having a rotating means therein, a reservoir containing a silicone composition fluidly connected to the applicator head, and a metering valve fluidly connected to the reservoir. A metered dose of the silicone composition is delivered from the reservoir to the applicator head upon the application of external pressure to the metering valve. The invention also relates to a method for scar management using such device by identifying a target skin area having a wound or scar, contacting the outward surface of the applicator head to the target skin area, massaging the rotating means of the applicator head on the target skin area, and applying the silicone composition to the target skin area via the rotating means.06-06-2013
20120283668APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR USING EFFERVESCENT TABLETS FOR COSMETIC CARE - An apparatus and method for providing cosmetic treatment to skin comprise one material chemically active in a solid form preferably in a tablet form and a second material which is chemically reactive with the first material so that effervescence is produced during the reaction. The chemically active materials may be activated by a user for providing cosmetic treatment to skin. The activation releases effervescence which urges granules of the reacting materials onto the skin. The size of the granules lowers during the reaction thus providing continuously refining peeling to the skin.11-08-2012
20130184661EYE DRUG DELIVERY SYSTEM - A punctal plug or lacrimal insert comprising a microelectromechanical system pump and associated reservoir may be utilized to deliver precise dosages of an active agent into the eye though the tear film. The microelectromechanical system pump comprises four main components; namely, a reservoir, a pump, a series of valves and a vent. The microelectromechanical system pump is positioned within a cavity in the punctal plug. The microelectromechanical system pump is positioned with a cavity in the punctal plug.07-18-2013
20130123717MEDICAL SKIN APPLICATOR APPARATUS - A medical skin applicator apparatus includes a fluid housing having a fluid chamber for storing a medical agent and an applicator coupled to the housing. The fluid housing has a penetrable wall to permit access to the fluid chamber and release of the medical agent therefrom. The applicator includes an applicator surface for applying the medical agent to a patient. The applicator has a penetrating member adapted to penetrate the penetrable wall of the fluid housing upon achieving a predetermined coupled relation of the fluid housing and the applicator, to thereby permit the medical agent to be dispensed from the fluid chamber and applied to the patient with the applicator surface.05-16-2013
20110313371MEDICATED, TRANSDERMAL FOOT PATCH - A medicated, transdermal foot patch includes a cushioning layer, and an adhesive layer comprised of an adhesive material that adheres the patch to the skin of the foot when the patch is applied to the foot with the adhesive layer in direct contact with the skin. A removable liner is placed over the adhesive layer to protect the adhesive layer until the adhesive layer is ready to be applied directly to the skin. One or more pain-relieving compounds is deliverable to the skin when the patch is applied to the foot with the adhesive layer is in direct contact with the skin.12-22-2011
20130190702MEDICAL APPLICATOR DEVICE - Embodiments provide a medical device in the form of an applicator for applying a medical composition to a patient. The applicator includes a body, a tip, and a delivery mechanism. The body defines a storage chamber for the medical composition and has an opening for deploying the medical composition from the storage chamber. The tip covers the opening and has a closed state wherein the tip maintains the medical composition in the storage chamber and an open state wherein the medical composition can be deployed through the opening and the tip.07-25-2013
20120016320Method and Device for Liquid Delivery - A liquid delivery device is provided which allows for delivery of precise, small amounts of a target liquid, such as cantharadin, glycolic acid, phenol, trichloroacetic acid, or similar liquids to a specific, discrete target location, such as an area of the skin to treat conditions including, but not limited to: molluscum contagiosum, verrucous vulgaris (warts), verrucous plana (flat warts), acne scars, actinic keratosis, acrochordon (skin tags), seborrheic keratosis, dermatosis papulosa nigra, milia and lentigo (sun spots). The liquid delivery device allows for delivery of the liquid to the target area without delivering the liquid to any part of the area surrounding the precise target location, thereby eliminating unnecessary irritation such as blistering, pain, temporary or permanent tissue damage and/or scarring for the user. The liquid delivery device strongly adheres to the target liquid, eliminating spilling and the resultant danger to the user and eliminating economic waste. In one implementation, the device comprises a small, hollow tube, the material and diameter of which allow uptake and retention of a target liquid by taking advantage of capillary action and surface tension.01-19-2012
20130197456Oil Resistant Polymer Device, Method and Kit for Treating Fungal Infected Nail - A device for treating at least one infected nail of at least one digit of a subject includes an enclosure sized for housing at least a distal end of at least one digit of a subject having at least one infected nail. The enclosure comprises an integrally molded elastomeric polymer sheath having an interior cavity, which substantially conforms to the size and shape of at least the distal end of the at least one digit of the subject having the at least one infected nail. The sheath has an open end and a closed end, tapering from the closed end to the open end. The elastomeric polymer sheath comprises an elastomeric polymer film having oil resistance and low oxygen permeability. A method of using the device to treat the infected nail is provided. A kit including the device and an antifungal treatment composition is disclosed for treating the infected nail.08-01-2013
20120041397METHOD OF TREATMENT OF PREMALIGNANT AND MALIGNANT SKIN LESIONS WITH CYTOTOXIC AGENTS - A method of packaging and applying toxic anti-neoplastic pharmaceutical agents for the prevention and treatment of premalignant and malignant lesions of the skin is described. The packaging of liquid formulations containing these toxic anti-neoplastic agents in plastic or glass bottles with control-flow applicators and caps enables patients to apply such formulations to affected areas of skin without having to have physical contact on the part of their hands with the medicaments.02-16-2012
20130204210SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DELIVERING FLUID TO A WOUND THERAPY DRESSING - Provided are systems and methods for delivery of fluid to a wound therapy dressing. In exemplary embodiments, a pressure source provides negative pressure to a wound dressing and a biasing mechanism provides positive pressure to a fluid reservoir.08-08-2013
20130204211NEGATIVE PRESSURE TREATMENT SYSTEM WITH HEATING AND COOLING PROVISION - A method, and apparatus for the controlled acceleration, and/or retardation of the body's inflammatory response generally comprises a foam pad for insertion substantially into a wound site, a heating, a cooling pad for application over the wound site, a wound drape or sealing enclosure of the foam pad, the heating, and cooling pad at wound site The foam pad is placed in fluid communication with a vacuum source for promotion of the controlled acceleration or retardation of the body's inflammatory response. The heating, and cooling provision controls the local metabolic function as part of the inflammatory response.08-08-2013
20130211350SPREADING IMPLEMENT - This invention relates to an implement 08-15-2013
20130211347STIFFENER FOR USE WITH A DRUG PATCH - Apparatus and methods are provided including a patch assembly (08-15-2013
20130211348SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DELIVERING FLUID TO A WOUND THERAPY DRESSING - Provided are systems and methods for delivery of fluid to a wound therapy dressing. In exemplary embodiments, a pressure source provides negative pressure to a wound dressing and positive pressure to an actuator that expels fluid from a fluid reservoir.08-15-2013
20130211349FOAM STRUCTURE WOUND INSERTS FOR DIRECTIONAL GRANULATION - A wound treatment system comprises a wound-treatment apparatus and a wound dressing coupled to the apparatus. The wound dressing includes a foam structure wound insert having pores with a greater cross-sectional area when viewed from a first direction and a smaller cross-sectional area when viewed from an orthogonal direction. Methods for making such wound inserts may include compressing foam structure material having pores with a substantially uniform cross-sectional area. Methods for treating a wound using a wound insert.08-15-2013

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