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08/28/14
20140243870
 System and method for aligning hair follicle patent thumbnailnew patent System and method for aligning hair follicle
Systems and methods for aligning hair follicle are provided. The systems may include at least one piercing member.
08/28/14
20140243862
 Ligation clip patent thumbnailnew patent Ligation clip
A surgical ligation clip and method of operation are described and include a top jaw member and bottom jaw member joined at a hinge section for movement about the hinge section. The hinge section can be offset or space laterally from one or both of the jaw members.
08/28/14
20140243741
 Administration device for mixing an active substance with a dilution liquid patent thumbnailnew patent Administration device for mixing an active substance with a dilution liquid
An administration device comprises a container and a mixing device for mixing an active substance (in a first chamber) with a dilution liquid (in a second chamber). The container has a membrane seal at one end and is combined with a mixing device for mixing the active substance.
08/28/14
20140242373
 Composite part assembly patent thumbnailnew patent Composite part assembly
A method of joining parts together with a self-piercing rivet that is inserted through a part and partially through a second part. The second part includes a fiber-filled layer and a resin matrix layer that together form a composite part.
08/28/14
20140238883
 Dose dispensing containers patent thumbnailnew patent Dose dispensing containers
Internally pierced formed blisters containing fluid compositions for use in devices to produce a spray or mist delivery of the compositions include internal piercing nozzles that can have significantly reduced channel volume to increase pressure of the fluid forced through the nozzle and provide finer control of spray geometry. The piercing nozzles are configured to deliver the contents of the blister to the central nervous system through the nasal olfactory epithelium..
08/28/14
20140237952
 Method and apparatus for opening of containers patent thumbnailnew patent Method and apparatus for opening of containers
A method and opener for creating openings in the sidewalls of bead seam containers, such as a pop-top can, to allow air to enter the container when the contents are poured is formed to include a mounting body (140). A seam engagement element (150) sized and shaped to fit the bead seam of a container and a piercing element (152) sufficient to pierce the sidewall of the container are positioned a predetermined distance from each other and in physical association with the mounting body (140) to pierce above the fill level of the container.
08/28/14
20140237824
 Egg shell-piercing device patent thumbnailnew patent Egg shell-piercing device
An egg shell-piercing device pierces an egg shell and includes a combination skirt-handle construction and a pointed, shell-piercing member. The skirt-handle construction includes a skirt portion and a handle portion.
08/21/14
20140235970
 Assembly for determining the presence or absence of an analyte in a blood sample and analysis unit comprising such an assembly patent thumbnailAssembly for determining the presence or absence of an analyte in a blood sample and analysis unit comprising such an assembly
This assembly includes: a transportable support; a strip attached to the support and including an application area for applying the sample and at least one reagent required for the analysis; a piercing member for piercing the skin and a blood vessel; and a container for collecting, storing and returning the sample of human or animal blood. The piercing member is inserted into the container.
08/21/14
20140234574
 Method of making assemblies including reinforced composite parts with pre-formed rivet receiving buttons and articles made by the method patent thumbnailMethod of making assemblies including reinforced composite parts with pre-formed rivet receiving buttons and articles made by the method
A composite part defining a button shaped protrusion and including fibers reinforcing a resin matrix throughout the part. The fibers may be in the form of a woven mat or in the form of loose fibers that are deposited in a mold.
08/21/14
20140232504
 Electronic component patent thumbnailElectronic component
An electronic component having a laminate having a plurality of insulator layers. A coil is provided consisting of a plurality of coil conductors that are connected by via-conductors piercing through the insulator layers, the coil winding helically about an axis along a direction of lamination.
08/21/14
20140230379
Method of opening a package of pourable food product
A reclosable opening device for a sealed package of a pourable food product includes a frame fitted about a pierceable portion of the package and defining a through pour opening; a removable threaded cap that screws onto the frame to close the pour opening; a tubular cutter engaging the pour opening and having a cutting device which cooperates with the pierceable portion to unseal the package; a first connector connecting the cap to the cutter, and which, as the cap is unscrewed, pushes the cutter towards the pierceable portion and a second connector connecting the frame to the cutter, and which, in use, feed the cutter along a predetermined piercing path through the pierceable portion in response to unscrewing of the cap; and the piercing path, as the cap is unscrewed, has a first portion of pure axial translation, followed by a second portion of both axial and rotary motion.. .
08/21/14
20140230242
Indexing self-piercing die riveter
A self-piercing die riveter having an indexable die table on the nose of its frame. The die table has a number of dies disposed thereon.
08/14/14
20140227099
Stepped surface propeller
A marine surface propeller, and blade therefore, which is surface piercing and partially submerged, and includes a blade geometry that improves distribution of pressure and control to wetted and ventilated regions. Preferably, the feature has a positive step (ramp, cup, interceptor, indent or other geometric addition or intervention) between one fifth and four fifths chord length so as to create a high pressure peak or zone in what is now a low pressure zone on either the blade face or back or both and to create speed controllable wetted and ventilated regions..
08/07/14
20140216958
Oxygen-impereable, fillable closure with a push button for triggering
A fillable closure is used to initiate emptying of a separately fillable capsule moulded into this closure. The capsule is made oxygen-impermeable on the inside or outside with a vapour-deposited layer of silicon dioxide or metal.
07/31/14
20140214059
Thrombus removal apparatus
A thrombus removal apparatus (10) includes a catheter (12) having at its distal end (14) a solenoid coil section (16) within which there is disposed a piercing element (20) made of electromagnetic material. Within the solenoid coil section (16) there is provided a solenoid coil (26) which can be powered to generate an electromagnetic field which causes the piercing element (20) to reciprocate into and out of the coil section (16), in practice to pierce into and fragment a thrombus disposed in a patient's vessel.
07/31/14
20140214039
Methods and devices for forming holes in bone to stimulate bone growth
Methods and devices are provided for forming holes in bone to stimulate bone growth. In one exemplary embodiment, a surgical instrument set can include a driver having a first mating element, and a bone pick have a second mating element configured to releasably mate with the first mating element at any of a plurality of angular orientations.
07/31/14
20140213988
Kit for maneuvering an element present in the body of a patient, comprising an implantable chamber
A kit according to the invention includes a tool and an implantable chamber. The implantable chamber comprises a hollow main body delimiting an internal volume opening outwards via a main opening.
07/31/14
20140213975
Integrated sliding seal fluid pathway connection and drug containers for drug delivery pumps
A fluid pathway connection includes a piercing member, a connection hub, and a sliding pierceable seal, wherein the sliding pierceable seal is configured to move from a first position, where the piercing member is initially retained within a sterile cavity between the connection hub and the sliding pierceable seal, to a second position, where the pierceable seal has been penetrated by the piercing member. A filter may be utilized to enclose the sterile cavity from the outside environment.
07/31/14
20140213866
Sensors for continuous analyte monitoring, and related methods
Sensor devices including dissolvable tissue-piercing tips are provided. The sensor devices can be used in conjunction with dissolvable needles configured for inserting the sensor devices into a host.
07/24/14
20140207104
Fluid dispenser
A fluid dispensing device is provided for dispensing a measured amount of fluid into a living organism. The device has a needle having a first end and a second end.
07/24/14
20140207022
Method for the mask-etching of a piercing element
A method is disclosed for the mask-etching of a piercing element having an elongate shaft, a distally protruding tip, a proximal holding part, and a laterally open collecting channel that collects bodily fluid and extends along the shaft as far as the area of the tip, wherein a side of a double-sided etching mask is applied respectively to the two sides of a substrate and, under the action of an etching agent, the piercing element is formed as a part made by chemical blanking, wherein a channel side of the etching mask is provided with a channel etching slit for unilateral etching of the collecting channel.. .
07/10/14
20140194913
Lumen reentry mechanism and method
A lumen reentry mechanism includes a catheter configured to bypass an area of stenosis, and having a longitudinal passage with a side hole. A piercing tool is positioned within the passage and has a transverse end section with a cutting tip, trapped between first and second longitudinally extending beads within the passage.
07/03/14
20140188108
Energy assisted tissue piercing device and method of use thereof
An energy assisted tissue piercing device that enables a tissue piercing wire to puncture heart tissue percutaneouly. The energy assisted tissue piercing device includes an outer delivery catheter, an inner tissue piercing wire, and an energy source.
07/03/14
20140187363
Apparatus for maximizing damage caused by a projectile to a hunted animal
An apparatus disclosed to maximize damage from a projectile to a hunted animal. The apparatus, a hunting projectile, includes an outer shaft assembly comprising an outer shaft, fletches, and a plurality of retention fins extending outwardly radially from the outer shaft.
07/03/14
20140183858
Pipe joint
A pipe joint is equipped with a body, and an attachment and detachment mechanism by which a fluid tube is mounted detachably with respect to the body. A pawl of a chuck that constitutes the attachment and detachment mechanism includes a stopper member that abuts against an outer circumferential surface of the fluid tube, and piercing members, distal ends of which project more toward a side of the fluid tube than the stopper member and pierce into the outer circumferential surface of the fluid tube..
07/03/14
20140183096
Cartridge assembly for an injection system
Methods and systems for a cartridge assembly for use with an injection system are provided. An example cartridge assembly may include an ampule containing a pharmaceutical product that is sealed at a distal end with a pierceable diaphragm.
07/03/14
20140182588
Inhaler
An inhaler is disclosed. It comprises a housing to receive a strip having a plurality of blisters, each blister having a breachable lid and containing a dose of medicament for inhalation by a user, an indexing wheel mounted in the housing rotatable to drive a strip to sequentially move blisters into alignment with a blister piercing member, a control element pivotally mounted to the housing and a drive mechanism configured to couple the control element to the indexing wheel during part of the rotation of the control element by a user so that the indexing wheel rotates together with the control element..
06/26/14
20140180418
Device for securing an implant to tissue
An implant device is provided for implantation within an intervertebral space between adjacent vertebrae comprising an implant body, a rotatable portion and a piercing portion configured to pierce the adjacent vertebra.. .
06/26/14
20140180104
Ultrasonic piercing needle
An ultrasonic puncture needle for conducting puncturing while observing a puncturing condition by an ultrasonic image, includes a needle tube main body including an edge at its tip end, and a plurality of corner cube mirrors provided at a predetermined position of the needle tube main body, wherein the plurality of corner cube mirrors are provided in parallel with a center axis of the needle tube main body.. .
06/26/14
20140178152
Fabricated-in-place inserts to receive self-piercing rivets
One or more ductile metal inserts may be selectively incorporated into articles of limited ductility, including metal castings and molded polymers. The inserts are positioned at joint locations for joining of the article to other articles using self-piercing riveting (spr).
06/26/14
20140174978
Liquid container
The present invention relates to a container for liquids, a method of filling it and the use of the container according to the invention for holding and storing radioactive substances. The container for a liquid comprises a cavity for holding the liquid, the cavity being bounded by walls (1) at the sides and at the bottom, an opening for filling the cavity with the liquid, a closure for closing off the cavity, the closure having a piercing region for inserting a cannula into the cavity, a bottom casing (20) which surrounds the walls of the cavity in the standing area, a top casing (10) which surrounds the pierceable closure with the exception of the piercing region, and a film (30) which extends from the top casing to the bottom casing and surrounds those areas of the walls of the cavity which are not already surrounded by the top casing or bottom casing..
06/26/14
20140173799
Protective glove with wire mesh
A protective glove includes an inner liner having a soft pliable material configured to cover a front side and a back side of a user's hand. A protective layer is attached to an exterior surface of the inner liner and disposed over at least the front side of the user's hand.
06/19/14
20140170644
Sterile sample injector and method
A sterile injector comprises a body having a cavity, a hollow needle positionable at a distal end of the injector, a probe holder receivable within the needle, a probe connected to a distal end of the holder, and a driving element axially displaceable within the cavity, for causing relative motion between the probe and the needle upon displacement of the driving element. A sample is injected into a sealed container by displacing the driving element to a first position causing the probe to extend from the needle, applying the extended probe with a sample, displacing the driving element to a second position causing the sample laden probe to be retracted within the needle, piercing a seal of a sealed container with the needle, and displacing the driving element to a third position distally spaced from the first position, after which the probe is injected into the container interior..
06/19/14
20140166511
Reconstitution device
A reconstitution device having an opening surrounded by a neck, and a cap including a first end, a second end, and an inner bore having a central aperture. A stopper is positioned in the opening of the neck and includes a portion capable of being perforated.
06/12/14
20140163683
Expandable vertebral implant
A joint spacer therapeutically maintains separation of bones of a joint. A carriage is slideably retained within the frame and has at least one ramped surface.
06/12/14
20140163682
Expandable vertebral implant
A joint spacer therapeutically maintains separation of bones of a joint. A carriage is slideably retained within the frame and has at least one ramped surface.
06/12/14
20140158058
Fluid delivery system
A fluid delivery system for delivering a fluid from a fluid bag to an animal caging system for housing an animal may comprise a fluid delivery valve assembly, wherein the fluid delivery valve assembly is adapted to be coupled to the fluid bag to facilitate the providing of the fluid to the caging system. The fluid delivery valve assembly may further comprise an upper member having a piercing member and a connecting member, the upper member having a fluid channel defined therethrough, a base having a flange member and a base fluid channel defined therethrough, wherein the base is designed to be matingly coupled to the upper member.
06/05/14
20140155989
Synthetic chord
Synthetic chord devices and methods for using the same for connecting tissues are provided. Aspects of the synthetic chord device include a flexible cord having an attachment element at both a first and a second end, wherein each attachment element includes a piercing member coupled to a securing member that attaches the flexible cord to a first tissue.
06/05/14
20140155968
Electrical stimulation paddle leads and methods of making and using
An electrical stimulation lead includes a paddle body, at least one lead body having a distal end, a proximal end, and a longitudinal length with the distal end of the lead body coupled to the paddle body. The lead further includes fixation elements and electrodes.
06/05/14
20140155896
Instrument and method to enhance articular cartilage regeneration
A perforation instrument and method of using same, including a shaft capable of being inserted into a joint of a patient, having a longitudinal axis, and carrying at least one piercing member, each piercing member having a tip suitable to pierce sub-chondral bone. The instrument is capable of being altered between an exposed condition wherein the tip of the at least one piercing member is exposed and a safety condition wherein the tip of the at least one piercing member is not capable of piercing tissue..
06/05/14
20140155711
Medical device comprising illumination arrangement
The present invention relates to a medical device for intradermal or subcutaneous treatment of a patient, comprising: a piercing element to penetrate a skin portion of the patient; an illumination arrangement to illuminate the piercing element and/or to illuminate the skin portion prior and/or during a treatment process, wherein the illumination arrangement is further adapted to visually indicate a predefined treatment sequence of the treatment process.. .
06/05/14
20140151425
Optical fiber cutter
An optical fiber cleaver includes a cleaver base body having a holder guide portion which positions a fiber holder holding an optical fiber, and a cleaver lid body attached to the cleaver base body to be openable and closable. A slider having a blade member piercing the optical fiber is attached to the cleaver base body to be movable in a width direction.
06/05/14
20140150682
Connecting element for a body made of composite material of a piercing projectile
According to the invention, the rear part of the connecting element (1), which part is intended to be connected to a body (4) made of composite material, comprises at least one abutment (13) of annular shape, centred with respect to a longitudinal axis (10) and intended to come into contact with the front edge (14) of said body (4), and a longitudinal rearward extension (15) which is defined from said abutment (13) onward and which comprises a contact face (16) and has a shape and diameter suited to said body (4) so that its contact face (16) can come laterally into contact with a peripheral surface (17) thereof.. .
06/05/14
20140150616
Piercing device for a single-dose capsule for powdered coffee and the like
A piercing device (12), suitable for piercing the upper film (31) of a capsule (30) containing a material suitable for being used for preparation of a beverage, comprising a first end (14), a central body (15), and a second end (16), the first end (14) has an operating surface (18) provided with a plurality of piercing spikes (20,26) protruding from said operating surface, the device comprises furthermore disengagement means (28) on the operating surface, for disengaging the capsule once the upper film of the capsule has been pierced, thereby preventing a capsule from remaining attached to the device for piercing.. .
05/29/14
20140148897
Ecm constructs for tissue regeneration
An extracellular matrix (ecm) construct comprising a biodegradable support scaffold that includes a plurality of biodegradable microneedles that are capable of piercing tissue and anchoring therein, and at least a first layer of ecm material disposed on the top surface of the support scaffold. In some embodiments, the microneedles are capable of administering a pharmacological composition to the engaged tissue..
05/29/14
20140148848
Adjustable compression staple and method for stapling with adjustable compression
A method for applying and maintaining compression with a staple includes piercing a material with deformable ends of staple legs. The legs enter the material until the material applies a pre-set compressive force within a pre-defined compression range to a compression device disposed at least partly between the legs.
05/29/14
20140144937
Piercing dispensing spout
A secondary piercing dispensing spout which can be selectively inserted into a container for conducting residual materials from the punctured container. The dispensing spout can be opened or closed while remaining inserted into the container for later use..
05/22/14
20140138968
Flexible food skewer system
A flexible food skewer system for providing versatile cooking upon a grill. The flexible food skewer system includes an elongated flexible member, a loop extending from an end and formed in part from the flexible member, and a piercing element extending from an opposite end of the flexible member are provided.
05/22/14
20140137748
Pivotally closing beverage ingredient holder with piercer
A receptacle holding unit (1) for a device for preparing a beverage from an ingredient contained in a receptacle (2) comprises: -a first part (10) with a first engagement arrangement (11); -a second part (20) that has a second engagement arrangement (21) pivotally movable relative to the first engagement arrangement (11) about a longitudinal axis (1′) between a closed position for holding the receptacle in such unit and an open position for inserting the receptacle into such unit and/or for removal therefrom; and -a piercing device (20c) having at least one piercing element (29) for piercing the receptacle (2), this device being assembled to and held by the second part. At least one piercing element (29) is off this axis (1′) and is angularly fixed relative to the first part (10) about this axis (1′) when the second engagement arrangement (21) is pivotally moved relative to the first engagement arrangement (11) about this axis (1′) between the closed and open positions..
05/22/14
20140137391
Paper clip
A paper clip for fastening two or more sheets of paper together, the paper clip formed of two substantially u-shaped clamping members, having elongate members formed in loops with a single loop facing in one direction and a pair of nesting loops facing in the opposite direction, the paper clip further including an elongate member, wherein a portion of the elongate member is bent to form a substantially c shape and another elongate member having a tip projecting at an angle into the open center of the c shape, the projecting tip for piercing through the papers at a common point for securely stapling the papers together, such that the papers are held together via the projecting tip in combination with the paper clip.. .
05/22/14
20140137314
Sleeve alteration device and method of use
A device and method for easily adjusting the fit of a garment by pinching and holding excess material and creating a temporary seam that holds without damaging the garment material. The device is easily aligned and adjusted for length.
05/15/14
20140131494
Device for crushing and/or cutting material, as well as a piercing element, suitable for mounting to the free nose end of a mouth of such a device
A device for breaking and/or cutting material, comprising a frame to be coupled to the boom of an excavation machine or the like, a first jaw provided with a first cutting surface, which takes up a fixed position relative to the frame in use, a second jaw provided with a second cutting surface and a free nose end, which second jaw works together with the first jaw and which is pivotable about a pivot relative to the frame, toward and away from the first jaw, wherein the second jaw is provided with an exchangeable piercing element at its free nose end for piercing the material to be broken and/or cut.. .
05/08/14
20140128964
Stent seals and methods for sealing an expandable stent
Embodiments of the present disclosure are related to devices and techniques for para-valve sealing of an expandable stent-valve implanted using a catheter. In some embodiments, a stent-valve is provided which comprises a seal cuff containing material that swells when contacted by blood.
05/08/14
20140128903
Removable anchored lung volume reduction devices and methods
An intra-bronchial device may be placed and anchored in an air passageway of a patient to collapse a lung portion associated with the air passageway. The device includes an obstructing member that prevents air from being inhaled into the lung portion, and an anchor that anchors the obstruction device within the air passageway.
05/08/14
20140128897
Piercing device with rotary element
The invention relates to a piercing device for taking blood for medical analyses, comprising a base body, comprising at least one needle which is arranged therein and a tip which can be extended, comprising a needle holding element which encloses the needle at least in part and a drive unit for driving a movement of the needle together with the needle holding element with respect to the base body.. .
05/08/14
20140128802
Chemical applicator
The present invention relates to a device and method for a chemical applicator used applying chemicals to living organism's internal tissue, including the internal tissue of plants and animals, for organisms which reside on or in mediums such as land, air or water. The device of the present invention is predicated, in part, on the piercing elements being engageable with the chemical reservoir in order to effect the coating of the piercing elements with the chemical.
05/08/14
20140126125
Display apparatus
A display apparatus includes: a display displaying images on a display surface; a back chassis arranged in a position opposite to the display surface of the display; and a rear cover arranged in a position opposite to a surface of the back chassis which faces the display, wherein through holes piercing in a thickness direction are formed in the back chassis and reinforcing portions are provided in the back chassis.. .
05/08/14
20140124528
Adaptors for removing medicinal fluids from a container
In certain embodiments, a vial adaptor for removing liquid contents from a vial includes a piercing member and a bag. The bag can be contained within the piercing member such that the bag is introduced to the vial when the vial adaptor is coupled with the vial.
05/01/14
20140121680
Suturing and ligating method
A suturing and ligating method includes a needle piercing step of inserting a needle of a suture-needle assembly through a tissue in a body cavity, a needle gripping step of gripping the needle with a first gripper, a winding step of winding a suture strand of the suture-needle assembly in at least one turn around a first distal-end working unit by rolling the first distal-end working unit in at least one revolution, a transferring step of transferring the suture-needle assembly from the first gripper to a second gripper, a suture strand gripping step of gripping a portion of the suture strand that has not passed through the tissue, with the first gripper, a pulling step of pulling the first distal-end working unit out of a loop of the suture strand, and a tightening step of forming a knot of the suture strand.. .
05/01/14
20140117591
Process for manufacturing a fuel tank equipped with an internal accessory
Process for manufacturing a fuel tank equipped with an internal accessory and having a plastic wall produced from a parison, the process including, in order, the following steps: a) the accessory and the molten parison are introduced into a mould so that the accessory is surrounded by the parison, the mould including cavities equipped with at least one moving part; b) a pressurized gas is introduced inside the parison to carry out a pre-blow moulding of the parison; c) the pre-blow-moulded parison is pressed locally against the accessory using the moving part in order to firmly attach the two without piercing the parison; d) the mould is closed and the final blow moulding of the parison is carried out by flattening it against the mould cavities using the pressurized gas; and e) the tank is removed from the mould.. .
05/01/14
20140117434
Nonvolatile semiconductor memory device and method for manufacturing same
A nonvolatile semiconductor memory device, includes: a stacked structural unit including a plurality of insulating films alternately stacked with a plurality of electrode films in a first direction; a selection gate electrode stacked on the stacked structural unit in the first direction; an insulating layer stacked on the selection gate electrode in the first direction; a first semiconductor pillar piercing the stacked structural unit, the selection gate electrode, and the insulating layer in the first direction, a first cross section of the first semiconductor pillar having an annular configuration, the first cross section being cut in a plane orthogonal to the first direction; a first core unit buried in an inner side of the first semiconductor pillar, the first core unit being recessed from an upper face of the insulating layer; and a first conducting layer of the first semiconductor pillar provided on the first core unit to contact the first core unit.. .
05/01/14
20140117041
Fluid dispensing assemblies and methods of dispensing fluids from containers
A fluid dispensing assembly is adapted to dispense fluid from a container. The fluid dispensing assembly includes a manifold configured for receiving the container, a piercing member slidably coupled with the manifold, and a nozzle configured to be attached with the manifold, and to engage the piercing member and move the piercing member into piercing engagement with the container..
04/24/14
20140114337
Pericardial access devices and methods
Described here are devices and methods for accessing the pericardial space. The access devices may include a piercing member such as a needle and a proximal shoulder having a contact surface for contacting the pericardium as the piercing member pierces the pericardium.
04/24/14
20140114211
Dermally affixed device for intravenous access
An improved, injection or blood removal device for intravenous access has a port with a septum at the exterior end of an intravenous catheter, a coupling element having an adhesive surface for securing attachment onto the skin, an injection or blood sampling unit, a connecting cannula piercing the septum of the port, and means to secure functional assembly. Attachment of the device to the skin covering or close to the intravenous puncture site and without long communicating tubes allows ambulant injection of drugs or measuring of concentration-time profiles of exogenous and endogenous analytes to improve treatment modalities on an individualized basis..
04/17/14
20140109262
Processing cocoa beans and other seeds
A method of treating seeds includes piercing a multiplicity of seeds such that shells of a majority of the seeds are pierced, aerating the pierced seeds, and reducing a water content of the pierced seeds. Another method of treating seeds includes placing a bulk quantity of seeds in a container, forming a mass of seeds and liquid in the container, sealing the container to create a substantially closed environment inside the container, and fermenting the mass in the sealed container.
04/17/14
20140107581
Insertion device for an insertion set and method of using the same
An insertion device and insertion set. The insertion device for inserting at least a portion of at least one piercing member of an insertion set through the skin of a patient includes a device housing, a carrier body and a driver.
04/17/14
20140107528
Needle assembly for use with a biopsy device
A needle assembly comprises an outer cannula and an inner cannula. The outer cannula and the inner cannula have complementary tissue receiving apertures.
04/17/14
20140107450
Sensors for continuous analyte monitoring, and related methods
Sensor devices including dissolvable tissue-piercing tips are provided. The sensor devices can be used in conjunction with dissolvable needles configured for inserting the sensor devices into a host.
04/17/14
20140102278
Potato piercing apparatus
A potato piercer having a top assembly with a handle. The top assembly includes a first plate having a bottom surface and a plurality of piercing stakes secured to the bottom surface.
04/17/14
20140102137
Earring support device
The present invention describes an earring support device for relieving the tension caused by having large earrings hanging from a piercing for an extended amount of time. The support device has a set of clam-shell shaped earlobe guards that are hinged together and clipped onto an earlobe.


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